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jane austen festival

‘Largest Jane Austen Event in North America’ to be held at LouisvilleKY’s Locust Grove this weekend

Louisville, KY., – A Regency style show, Regency Emporium, Regency Fashion Display, Four Course Afternoon Tea ($25), a Children’s Tea, Grand Ball ($25), Workshops, a Duel Between Gentleman, Bare Knuckle Boxing Demonstration, Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration, an encampment of His Majesty’s Royal Navy, Lord Nelson and Napoleon (Friday only), a Punch & Judy show as well as tours of the 1790s Georgian home and more! Plan to attend in Regency Attire! In honor of the 200th year of Jane’s passing, join in the Regency Mourning Procession  on Saturday, July 15h at  3 p.m.  Visit our website for information about Mourning…


Louisville Zoo polar bear

The Zoo honors LouisvilleKY teachers this month

July at the Zoo Teacher Tuesdays, Movie Night and Water Wows    Louisville, KY., – Teachers will receive general admission free on Tuesday, July 11, 18 and 25. Teacher Tuesdays is presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky as part of the Backyard Action Hero Program. Teachers can use this opportunity to explore the Zoo while finding endless opportunities for student learning during the upcoming school year. Those teachers who visit the registration table from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. will receive a Teacher Resource Goodie Bag and can enter our raffle for a free class field trip. To participate, teachers should bring a school badge, paystub, or other…


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The Zoo is giving LouisvilleKY Fathers a Father’s Day gift

Free Fathers on Father’s Day & June at the Zoo      Louisville, KY., – Fathers get FREE Louisville Zoo admission on Father’s Day — Sunday, June 18 — courtesy of Ford Motor Company as part of June at the Zoo presented by Ford Motor Company. Father’s Day will include Zoo keeper talks about fathers in the wild.   Other events for June at the Zoo include: Friday, June 16 Great Clips Friday Night Movie Series Featuring: Sing Field opens at 5 p.m.; movie begins at sundown in the Oasis Field Enjoy a movie under the stars at the wildest theater in town….


Azizi zebra

LouisvilleKY welcomes its new zebra

    Louisville, Ky., – Meet Azizi — The Louisville Zoo welcomes the one-year-old female Hartmann’s mountain zebra. Azizi comes to Louisville from the Virginia Zoological Park in Norfolk, Virginia where she was born. She just celebrated her first birthday on June 2. Azizi joins two female zebras Enid and Morena and male zebra Gibbs in regular rotation in the Zebra Exhibit near the African Outpost.   ABOUT HARTMANN’S MOUNTAIN ZEBRA Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra are found in dry, stony mountains and semi deserts of southwest Africa and western Angola. No two zebras have identical stripe patterns. This makes it easier…


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LouisvilleKY’s youth summer jobs program to get a big boost from JPMorgan Chase

Here is JPMorgan Chase’s press release announcing the grants… Five-Year Investment Aims to Bridge the Gap between High School Students and Summer Job Training  NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced a $17 million, five-year commitment to U.S. cities working to increase the number of teens with access to quality summer work experiences that put them on a path to greater economic mobility. As part of the firm’s more than $325 million global investment in skills development, this nationwide effort will help equip young people with the skills and experiences they need to succeed and bridge the gap between…


maned wolf pups

LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Announces Naming Contest for Two New Maned Wolf Pups

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo maned wolf zoo keepers have chosen five sets of possible names for the Zoo’s newest additions — two female maned wolf pups — and the Zoo wants your help in selecting the winning names.  The pups were born February 14 to wolves Sadie and Rocko, both five years old. The pups are the first to be born at the Zoo in ten years. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species lists the maned wolf as near threatened.   Listed below are the five sets of names for which the public is invited to…


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Butterflies are blooming at Louisvilleky’s Zoo

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo starts summer with a burst of color as the new Butterflies n’ Blooms exhibit. This temporary exhibit is free with Zoo admission or membership. Butterflies n’ Blooms is presented by Ford Motor Company and is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weather permitting through September 24.   Zoo guests will be able to walk amongst hundreds of native butterflies sipping nectar from colorful flowers in the new 1,000 sq. ft. outdoor flight house located in the Africa Zone across from the bongo exhibit. Butterfly and plant identification signs will help guest interpret…


I am Ali

New Exhibit Opens at the Muhammad Ali Center as part of LouisvilleKY festival

  Presented by ESPN and National Center for Civil and Human Rights Exhibit part of community-wide “I Am Ali” Festival   LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (May 11, 2017) — Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change exhibit, presented by ESPN® and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, opens to the public at the Ali Center on May 25th. The exhibit invites visitors to walk among giants like Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, and Billie Jean King. Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change is included in the “I Am Ali” festival, the six-week, community-wide festival celebrating the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali, taking place from June 3-July 15, 2017….


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LouisvilleKY’s zoo celebrates Mother’s Day

May at the Zoo Presented by McDonalds® Restaurants of Kentuckiana Mothers get into Zoo Free Mother’s Day   Louisville, KY., – Mothers get free general admission to the Louisville Zoo on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, courtesy of McDonald’s® Restaurants of Kentuckiana. The day includes Zoo keeper talks featuring the Zoo’s animal moms and a scavenger hunt. The first 500 moms receive a free goody bag. McDonaldland® characters Birdie, Grimace and Hamburglar will make appearances from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other May events at the Zoo: Throo the Zoo May 13 The wildest 5K run/walk in town is May 13…


how to festival

Hey LouisvilleKY! Learn how to do more than 100 things in 5 hours!

Information from www.lfpl.org Louisville, Ky., – Want to learn how to belly dance? Make origami? Raise chickens? Brew Turkish coffee? These are just a sample of more than 100 things you can learn in five hours at the Louisville Free Public Library’s annual How-To Festival. This year’s Festival is a mix of past favorites—how to make a robot, bullet journal, and train your dog—along with new lessons, such as how to dance a Renaissance jig, spot fake news, and write Arabic calligraphy. Kid-friendly activities include how to make ice cream in a bag, how to play percussion from around the…