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winter parks

LouisvilleKY school kids have plenty of activities to keep them occupied during winter break

Fun, affordable activities abound throughout Louisville during upcoming winter break Story from LouisvilleKY.gov…   Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer and other local leaders today reminded families of the many free and low-cost activities to keep students active and engaged during winter break. Camps, movies, parties and sports clinics are among the dozens of activities available during the Jefferson County Public Schools winter break, Dec. 24-Jan. 4, and throughout the month of December. “Parents who are looking for affordable, fun and festive ways to celebrate the holidays and keep their kids active during their winter break won’t have far to…


locust grove christmastide

Join the Croghan family at LouisvilleKY’s Locust Grove for the holidays

Louisville, KY – The Croghan and Clark families and their friends welcome guests from near and far to Locust Grove for a special one-day only celebration of Christmastide, 1816. On Saturday, December 8, from 12 pm to 7 pm, Locust Grove will come alive with the sights, sounds, and smells of the season as Locust Grove’s corps of First Person Interpreters bring to life the residents of the historic house, as well as their friends and neighbors. Visitors will have the opportunity to converse with the Croghans about the news of the day—the recent election of James Monroe as the fifth…


give a jam

Give-A-Jam to End Homelessness to be held December 20th at New LouisvilleKY Venue

Louisville, Kentucky –  The Give-A-Jam to End Homelessness will be held for the first time at Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road, on Thursday, December 20th from 7:00pm-11:00pm. Previously held at the Clifton Center, the 8th annual event is a fundraiser for the Coalition for the Homeless’s efforts to end youth, veteran and chronic homelessness in Louisville. This year’s event will feature performances by local musicians and artists, soup from chef Finbar Kinsella, a raffle featuring fine bourbon and food items, and a cash bar. Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets,…


USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships

USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships to be held in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY – The USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships will be held Dec. 11-16, 2018, at Joe Creason Park, the first time the event has been held in Louisville. The national championships will feature nearly 2,000 top professional and amateur riders competing over the course of the week from 45 states.   Forty-two national titles are on the line; male and female national champions will be crowned in the Junior, Senior, Collegiate, U23, Masters and Elite categories. Athletes range in age from 10 to 85 years old.   The event will be held on a cyclocross course at Joe Creason…


LIBA

LouisvilleKY’s small businesses Host Annual hoLOUdays Contest

Louisville, KY  – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) has officially launched its annual Buy Local, Win $1000 hoLOUdays Contest. Now through January 2nd, shoppers can enter to win a $1,000 LIBA gift card at any of the 450+ LIBA member retailers. More info and official contest rules are available at keeplouisvilleweird.com/hoLOUdays. New this year, LIBA will host “12 Nights of hoLOUdays,” a series of special events held at different local retailers. The first event will be held Tuesday, November 27, 4pm-7pm at Red Tree, 701 E. Market Street, and will feature complimentary cookies, 50% off all holiday ornaments, and a drawing for a $50…


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Registration to train for LouisvilleKY’s famous road race is now open

 Louisville, KY., – If you’re planning to run or walk your way to the finish line of the Humana Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon or Marathon in April, the Norton Sports Health FREE Training Program will give you a jumpstart. The 15-week program helps prepare runners and walkers for the Derby Festival’s road races.  Registration for the FREE program is now open online at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com. The Norton Sports Health Training Program offers training guidelines and weekly group runs for participants of all levels of experience. The first 800 who register for both the Training Program, AND the Derby Festival miniMarathon or Marathon will receive…


HUMANA FESTIVAL OF NEW AMERICAN PLAYS

LouisvilleKY’s Actors Theatre Releases Famous festival lineup

FEATURING WORLD PREMIERES BY Kara Lee Corthron Emily Feldman Dave Harris Lucas Hnath Ismail Khalidi Matthew Paul Olmos Lily Padilla Naomi Wallace Louisville, KY – Actors Theatre of Louisville proudly announces the lineup for the 43rd Humana Festival of New American Plays.  A cultural highlight for theatre lovers, artists and producers across the country, the Humana Festival runs March 1 through April 7, 2019 in Louisville. This year’s Festival program will feature five world premieres, listed in order of first performance: We’ve Come to Believe by Kara Lee Corthron, Emily Feldman and Matthew Paul Olmos The Corpse Washer adapted by Ismail Khalidi and Naomi Wallace, from the novel of the same name by Sinan…


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LouisvilleKY’s famous road race gets a new title sponsor

Louisville, KY.   – Louisville-based Humana is now partnering with a local event that gets over 12,000 people in shape every year – the Derby Festival’s miniMarathon and Marathon. Humana announced this week they will be the title sponsor of Kentucky’s largest annual road race in 2019. Humana has partnered on the races since 2012, but this will be their first time as title sponsor. “We’ve been inspired by the stories from participants, and it’s because of them that we’re stepping up as title sponsor of the event,” said Dr. Val Slayton, Humana Regional Vice President, Health Services. “This is an opportunity to…


Light up louisville

LouisvilleKY’s official holiday season kickoff Nov. 23 to Jefferson Square

Louisville, KY., – The city’s largest and most beloved holiday event, Light Up Louisville, returns for the 38th year on Nov. 23, outside of Metro Hall in Jefferson Square. Light Up Louisville is the official starting point for the holiday season in Louisville. This event has become a holiday tradition for scores of residents and their visiting friends and family. It is a day full of excitement, entertainment and community. “Light Up Louisville is the perfect way for our city to usher in the holidays,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “After a big Thanksgiving meal the day before, grab your kids and…


brightside

Community-Wide Planting Day works for a greener LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – Brightside will hold its fall planting event Saturday, November 10 along West Broadway. Volunteers will join Brightside, who has partnered with the Division of Community Forestry and corporate sponsors to plant approximately 115 trees on West Broadway between 22nd and 37th streets. “Brightside’s Community-Wide Planting Day is a terrific example of how we can be compassionate neighbors and caregivers of the environment,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “This year’s 115 trees will add to the 150 planted in 2015. West Broadway neighbors, businesses and travelers should see positive effects from these trees for years to come.” In addition to…