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Weekend Events for July 25 - July 27

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The 39th Annual Kentucky Music Weekend

July 25, 26, & 27

For the 39th consecutive year, the KENTUCKY MUSIC WEEKEND folk festival brings together some of the finest folk musicians and Kentucky traditions to Louisville's Iroquois Amphitheater and the tree-lined area nearby.

For the eleventh year, KMW will host the Kentucky State Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer Championship contests during the Saturday daytime events. 

The contests will be held from 12:00 noon until about 2:00 PM, with the first place winners receiving either a McSpadden Mountain Dulcimer or Jake's Cabin Hammered Dulcimer, a trophy, plus entry fees to the Walnut Valley national contests in Winfield, Kansas.

For registration information please visit the KMW web site and search under contest information.

Voted into law as Kentucky's "Premier Folk Festival," KMW continues to be one of the top folk festivals in the country.

Iroquois Amphitheater, Iroquois Park

Louisville, Kentucky

Web Address:  www.kentuckymusicweekend.com

Festival Cost: Donation of $10.00 per person for Friday Night and Saturday Night Concerts (12 Years & Under, Free).  Daytime Events are Free. 

Children's Field Camp: Exploring the Civil War Era in Oldham County

Oldham County History Center

Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Ever wonder if Oldham County supported the North or the South during the Civil War?

Did most residents uphold Kentucky's decision to remain in the Union?

In 1860, a year before the war began there were 4,815 whites, 37 free colored and 2,431 slaves in Oldham County.

And every one of them had a story to tell.

Children ages 7-12 will be able to take an in-depth look at how a war that split the nation also split the county and turned brother against brother right in their own backyard, through a new summer camp that explores the Civil War.


Family Scholar House and Eyedia, Design it Again To Host Six Annual Beer and Brats on the Beargrass on July 25 

Eyedia, Design it Again 

16331 North Mellwood Avenue 

Friday, July 25 

5-7: 30 p.m. 

The event will include a fun and festive evening of shopping, delicious food and refreshments during the Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop. 

The Next District 12 "Coffee with your Councilman"

Saturday, July 26th beginning at 0 a.m.

Come out and chat with Councilman Blackwell!

District 12 residents know that one Saturday a month they have a chance to talk one on one with Councilman Rick Blackwell.

Sister Beans Coffeehouse.

5225 New Cut Road

There is no formal program and no need to sign up, just stop by and talk with the Councilman about any issue or concern you may have for the district.

For more information about the July "Coffee with your Congressman", contact Councilman Blackwell's office at 502-574-1112.

The Next District 8 "Talk with Tom"

Saturday, July 26th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Councilman Tom Owen is inviting residents of District 8 to come out at the next "Talk with Tom" event.

"As summer moves along, I want to extend this as an opportunity to come out and talk with me on any subject or if you have a question or concern about anything you want to let me know about," says Owen.

"As always, it is very informal. There is no set agenda and no sign up required. Juts come out and talk with me one on one," says Owen.

Comfy Cow

1449 Bardstown Road

For more information about July's "Talk with Tom", contact Councilman Tom Owen's office at 574-1108.

Sellersburg United Methodist Church Hosts Outdoor Block Party

Saturday, July 26th from 1 - 4 p.m.

The people of Sellersburg United Methodist Church are excited about hosting this weekend's outdoor Block Party.

Along with music and entertainment, free food, and kids activities, we are also providing space for informational booths that will feature several other community organizations. 

N. New Albany Street blocked from Paradise to Penn 

Join us for all the fun

Invite a neighbor, a friend, bring your family

Lots of music, hot dogs, drinks, games and more



Spencer County Fair

Spencer County Fairgrounds

895 Fairground Rd.

Taylorsville, KY

Admission- Ages 2 yrs & up $10, includes unlimited midway rides and events! 

Thurs.7/24- KTPA Truck Pull, Ky.State Fair Bears, Magician Show, Kidz Challenge and Pedal Pull. 

Fri. 7/25- 4H/FFA Dairy Show, Archery Shoot, Dewayne Spaw performs, Tractor Pull, and Karaoke Contest 

Sat. 7/26- Mud Bog, Baby & Toddler Contests, KOI ATV Drag Racing and Lookalike Contests. 

For information, call 502-477-9992 or visit us on Facebook!

Recycling event to be held July 26 

Saturday, July 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Norton Healthcare, in conjunction with several community partners, will offer an electronics and prescription drug recycling event.

Kosair Children's Medical Center - Brownsboro

4910 Chamberlain Lane

(adjacent to Norton Brownsboro Hospital, near Costco)

The public is invited to bring old, broken and used electronic devices; expired child car seats (with cushions removed); old cellphones; fluorescent light bulbs; expired prescription medications; and other items listed below. 

Republic Services will dispose of paper, cardboard, aluminum and plastic. 

Iron Mountain will be on site with shredders to provide secure destruction of old paper files and personal documents. They will also provide secure bins to dispose of CDs/DVDs that will be shredded at the Iron Mountain facility. 

Louisville Metro Police Department will collect unused or expired medications. 

Creative Recycling Services will use state-of-the-art data security equipment and methodologies to securely remove proprietary information from computers and electronic devices. 

Republic Services, Iron Mountain and Creative Recycling Services staff will be on hand to remove items from vehicles. 

The following electronic equipment will be accepted for recycling:

Computers - CPUs and laptops, mainframes, peripherals 

Monitors - CRTs and flat screens - charge of $6 each (cash in exact amount only) 

Telephones, cellphones and telephone systems 

Fax machines, printers, copiers and other office equipment


charge of $13 per CRT TV (cash only in exact amount) 

charge of $18 per wood console or projection TV (cash only in exact amount)

Banking and financial equipment 

Rechargeable batteries 

Electronic circuit boards and components 

Stereo equipment, electronic games, personal electronic devices 

This recycling opportunity is part of Norton Healthcare's GoNgreen initiative. 

Sunday Farmer's Market Series to be Held in Beckley Creek Park

Sunday, July 27th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Parklands of Floyds Fork will host the inaugural Beckley Creek Park Farmer's Market.

The farmer's market will be held in the Festival Promenade of the Humana Grand Allee section of Beckley Creek Park, accessible from Shelbyville Rd. 

Participating farmers include On Tapp Dairy, who will be selling meats such as chicken, veal, pork and beef, as well as eggs. For those interested in buying fresh produce, Sweethaven Farm, Goodin Farms, and Growing in Grace Gardens will have seasonal fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, honey, and herb planters. 

Farmer's market attendees can buy other edibles from Comfy Cow Ice Cream, Wildflour Bakehouse, Hot 2 Trot Kentucky Horseradish Sauce, and Old 502 Winery, which will be doing wine-tastings. 

In addition to food, plants will be available from two nurseries: Walnut Grove Nursery and Thieneman's Nursery. Opal Grove will be offering candles with botanical fragrances, and local artist Dan Dobson will be selling his garden art. 

The July farmer's market will be the first of three in The Parklands this year, occurring on the last Sundays of July, August and September, each from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

For a full schedule visit www.theparklands.org/farmersmarket 

Allison Greenwell, Program Coordinator for The Parklands, who is organizing the market, said in talking with local farmers and residents it seemed there was a need for farmer's markets in the area, and for markets on Sunday. She also mentioned that although The Parklands is "starting small" with three markets this year, she would like for it to be a regularly occurring event in the future. 

Anyone interested in participating should email agreenwell@21cparks.org, or call 502-584-0350 and ask to speak to Ali Greenwell. 

Muhammad Ali Center Joins Blue Star Families to Provide Free Admission to Active Duty Military and Their Families 

Promotion runs through Labor Day (September 1, 2014) 

The Muhammad Ali Center is joining hundreds of other museums across the United States as a Blue Star Museum that offers complimentary admission to active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day.

Visitors who would like to take advantage of this promotion are required to provide valid military ID at the admission desk.

The promotion applies to active duty military only, as well as up to five of their family members. 

The Ali Center

144 North Sixth Street in downtown Louisville

Parking is available on side streets or in the PARC garage located below the Ali Center.

For questions about the Ali Center's Blue Star Families promotion, please call 502.584.9254.

Please share your Blue Star Families experiences on social media by following Blue Star Museums on Twitter @NEAarts and @BlueStarFamily, #BlueStarMuse, or on Facebook .

To find other participating museums, visit http://bluestarfam.org/Programs/Blue_Star_Museums 

July 1-31

"Christmas in July" Sale for KaLightoscope 

Galt House 

This ticket sale offer the greatest value for families looking for a special holiday experience. Christmas at the Galt House Hotel is offering 4 KaLightoscope Christmas Tickets for $24.95. A KaLightoscope ticket includes larger-than-life LED lighted KaLightoscope luminaries which tell the story of 'A Christmas Carol'. Come and rub elbows with the Snow Fairy Princess and watch the delight in the eyes and laughter of the children riding the Peppermint Express Train. Watch and engage with performers, take a ride through the night sky with our green screen experience, and visit the talking tree! Take your own holiday photo with the big man himself, Santa. Be inspired with holiday cheer by two-time Grammy Award Winner Pam Tillis and her friends when they present an all new dinner show. Learn more at www.christmasatthegalthouse.


Art in Speed Park Presents ... "Picnic in the Park" Summer Concert Series 

Art in Speed Park resumes their highly anticipated "Picnic in the Park" Summer Concert Series with the Troubadours of Divine Bliss. The community concert runs from 7:00 - 9:00 PM on Sunday evening, July 27th in Speed Park, located on Hwy 31 in Sellersburg. 

Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic items, and to invite family and friends to this special evening of community, celebration and music. 

Area residents will enjoy historic Speed Park; including new play ground equipment and a newly enhanced bandstand provided by ESSROC Italcementi Group, a primary corporate sponsor of Art in Speed Park. 

Thousands gather each year for Art in Speed Park, featuring more than 100 artisans and their artwork from across the nation. The art show will take place August 23-24 in Speed Park. For sponsorship opportunities, contact the show's director, Kim Johnson at 502-641-8854 or visit www.artinspeedpark.com  and click on the "Valued Sponsors" tab.

The Laughing Derby Perfomances

250 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204


Tim Meadows Special Event 

Friday, July 25 and 26.

7:45 p.m. 


CenterStage Celebrates Its 100th Season

Wednesday, July 30th starting at 7 p.m.

CenterStage, the oldest continuously operating theatre in Kentucky, is kicking off its 100th Season with a grand anniversary celebration July 30, followed by the Broadway hit, Spring Awakening, Aug. 7-17. 

The anniversary party will feature an open bar sponsored by Heaven Hill Distilleries, birthday cake, special performances by popular CenterStage performers highlighting the upcoming season and attendees will mingle with Louisville dignitaries.

The event is free, but an RSVP is required as seats are going fast.

Spring Awakening, the rock musical that took Broadway by storm, begins CenterStage's stellar 2014-15 season of Broadway shows and public events. 

In this rousing musical, a group of pubescent students navigate the anxieties of coming-of-age in a provincial world as their budding sexuality unfolds from youthful lust to tragic consequences.

It is ultimately a timeless portrayal of the issues teens have faced throughout generations and the ongoing communication, or lack thereof, between parents and their children. 

Fusing morality, sexuality and rock and roll, Spring Awakening caused critics to exclaim that it awakened Broadway like no other musical.

It won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and was hailed by the New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle as the Best Musical of the Year. 

Join CenterStage on Sun., Aug. 17, at 4 p.m., immediately following the 2 p.m. performance, for a conversation with local teens and parents to discuss what it's really like to be a teen in 2014.

The discussion will be facilitated by therapeutic professionals.

All participants will have the opportunity to ask questions or share comments anonymously. 

Spring Awakening performances are Aug. 7, 9, 11, 14 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Call 502-238-2709 or visit www.CenterStageJCC.org to reserve tickets.

The Drama Studio presents The Fantasticks

July 24 - 26 @ 7:30PM

July 27 @ 2:00PM

St Genesius Theatre

128 East Bell Avenue

Clarksville IN 47129

$14.00 adults and seniors

$10.00 students and children



Call (812) 283- 7472

E Mail: www.TheDramaStudio.net

The Louisville Youth Choir Presents 7th Annual Summer Concert Series Featuring Lascito Coro

Lascito Coro (Legacy Choir)

Sunday, July 27 at 3 p.m

A  unique all-female choir comprised of alumnae of the Louisville Youth Choir and Sacred Heart Academy, will open its seventh annual summer concert series on Sunday, July 13 at 3 p.m. at the Ursuline Arts Center on the Ursuline Campus, 3113 Lexington Road, Louisville. 

The performance repertoire will include classic women's choir choral standards of both sacred and secular texts, with additional contemporary favorites and multi-cultural selections. 

Performances are free with donations being accepted to benefit the Louisville Youth Choir's No Song Unsung Scholarship Initiative. 

The choir was conceived by Terri Foster, artistic/executive director of the Louisville Youth Choir and former choir director for Sacred Heart Academy. "The purpose of Lascito Coro is to unite the alumnae of SHA and LYC by developing the only all-female adult choir in the Metro area," Foster said. 

Lascito Coro is directed by Terri E. Foster and accompanied by Thomas A. Seacat. The Louisville Youth Choir will begin its 48th season in August and is annually comprised of over 100 singers from more than 60 schools and home schools in the Louisville area and six surrounding counties. 

For more information on Lascito Coro, call 502-896-5859. For more information on the Louisville Youth Choir, visit www.LouYouthChoir.org

The Louisville Youth Choir is artist in residence at Sacred Heart School for the Arts, a member of Sacred Heart Schools.

July Concerts at Bicentennial Park

Friday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In historic downtown New Albany's Bicentennial Park, located at the corner of Spring Street and Pearl Street

These events are free and open to music lovers of all ages!

Lineup:July 25th: Junk Yard Dogs

Outdoor Fun and Adventure Offered by Metro Parks at West Louisville Appreciation Festival

New component at historic event brings nature-based family fun, provided by Metro Parks' Natural Areas Division

Saturday, July 26th from 1 to 5 p.m.

Nature-based adventure will be on tap at this year's West Louisville Appreciation Days in Shawnee Park, when Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation's Natural Areas Division and its partners, including the Natural Park Service and Outdoor Afro, Louisville  offer all sorts of outdoor fun.

Activities include archery, fishing demonstrations, canoeing in the Ohio River, a climbing wall, a bicycle pump track and bicycle safety tips, volunteer-led nature hikes, and more!

These activities are designed to introduce individuals and families to the types of recreational opportunities that are possible within existing west Louisville parks including Chickasaw, Shawnee, and Portland Wharf along the Louisville Loop and the Ohio River.

The event also features special guest Dudley Edmonson, nationally acclaimed nature photographer and author of Black and Brown Faces in America's Wild Places.


Second Bluegrass on the Square Concert

Saturday, July 26th 4 - 8 p.m.

The Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau and WFPK Radio Louisville 91.9 FM, is proud to announce the second of three Bluegrass on the Square concerts.

This free concert is open to the public.

Hurley D. Conrad Memorial Bandstand on the square in the heart of historic downtown Corydon, IN.

Please bring your own lawn chairs, drinks and refreshments will be available for purchase

The final concert will be held on August 23rd.

This month's concert will feature Common Ground and The Crowe Brothers.

If you love high energy, good ol' fashioned bluegrass music performed around a single microphone, you'll love common ground.

The headliner, The Crowe Brothers, deliver soulful lead vocals, harmonies, and expert pickin' on everything they do.

For more information, please contact the Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 888-738-2137 or visit www.thisisindiana.org

The Bard's 4TH Birthday Celebration

Beginning Wednesday, July 23rd

Can you believe it? We're 4! And that is something to celebrate! 

The birthday fun will begin Wednesday, July 23 and will be had for a solid 11 days, as the Bard brings in some favorites from the past 4 years to liven up the party. Performers and performances include:

The Roast of Spiderman, Drunk & Sailor Pirate Sing-A-Long, Damaged Goods Improv, Jake Parker Band, Bard Theatre's "Collected Stories", The Waves, Adam Hardesty, The Young, Dumb, and Full of Comedy Show, Louisville Trivia ...and more

Summer fun at its finest, and only at The Bard's Town!

For details about specific events, press photos, or to book the Bard on a show, please contact Doug Schutte at your convenience. 

Contact: Doug Schutte

Phone: (502) 749-5275 (The Bard's Town)

Bard Theatre presents "Collected Stories"

Directed by Andrew Epstein

Starring Carol Dines and Lenae Price

Ruth Steiner is a teacher and respected short story writer.

Her student and protégée is Lisa Morrison.

Over the course of 6 years, Lisa journeys from insecure student to successful writer.

After publishing a well-received collection of short stories, Lisa writes a novel based on Ruth's affair with the poet Delmore Schwartz.

The women deal with the moral dilemma of whether a person's life events are suitable for another to use in their own creative process.

Show Dates: July 24-27, 31, August 1-3 (all at 7:30 PM)

Tickets: $15, $12 for students/seniors. 

Advanced tix available at thebardstown.com

54th  Season of Shakespeare in Central Park

Central Park in Old Louisville


Directed by Matt Wallace

Preview: June 11

June 12 - July 26 


Directed by Amy Attaway

Preview: June 26

June 27-July 26 


Directed by Matt Wallace

Preview: July 10

July 11-27 

Rotating Repertory Weeks (all 3 productions)

July 15-27 

Globe Players Student Production:


Preview: July 30

July 31-August 3 

4 Community Partners Productions in Rotating Repertory Over Two Weeks:

AS YOU LIKE IT presented by Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble

August 5, 7, 9

PERICLES presented by Walden Theatre

August 6, 8, 10  

KING LEAR presented by Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company

August 13, 15, 17 

WOMEN OF WILL presented by Shoestring Productions

August 12, 14, 16 

Kentucky Shakespeare presents the oldest free Shakespeare festival in the United States and is the largest, in-school arts education provider in the Commonwealth. Mission: Grounded in the works of Shakespeare, we enrich our community by presenting accessible, professional theatre experiences that educate, inspire, and entertain people of all ages.  http://kyshakespeare.com/

RiverStage Summer Concerts

Jeffersonville waterfront

Friday night concerts begin at 7 p.m.

July 25th                The Wulfe Bros. w/ guest Sparechange Millionaires

August 1st            Juice Box Heroes w/ guest The Killer Lips

August 8th            The Blues Brothers (Jake, Elwood & the Boys) w/ guest Linda Smith Band

August 15th         Tony & the Tanlines w/ guest The Mad Taxpayers

August 22nd         Unlimited Show Band w/ guest Radiotronic

August 29th         Endless Summer Band w/ guest Devereaux

The Jeffersonville RiverStage is located at West Riverside Drive between Pearl and Spring Streets in downtown Jeffersonville Indiana. More information is available at www.theriverstage.com

Dorina and the Plague:

A New Fairy Tale of EPIDEMIC Proportions by Diana Grisanti 

Walden Threatre 

Many generations ago (though not as many as you might think) a terrible plague descended on the inhabitants of a remote Italian mountain village. While doctors, con artists, and civic leaders scramble for a cure - and for profit - the intrepid Dorina takes matters into her own hands in this new fairy tale full of charlatans, rats, evil stepmothers, and some curiously powerful cloves of garlic!

Join Walden Theatre this summer for Dorina and the Plague, a play by Diana Grisanti and performed by the young actors in Walden Theatre's Summer Academy program. In each session of the Summer Academy, young people ages 8-13 spend three weeks working on a play from the ground up - learning acting and improv techniques, finding out what goes into a professionally-produced play, and making bold creative choices to entertain audiences in three culminating performances open to the theatre going public on six weekends this summer. 

Session 4: July 25 and 26 @ 7:30 + July 26 @ 2:00pm

Session 5: August 1 and 2 @ 7:30 + August 2 @ 2:00pm

Session 6: August 8 and 9 @ 7:30 + August 9 @ 2:00pm

Seussical the Musical

To be performed on the New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater

July 25 26 @ 8:00 

July 27 @ 2:00

Now one of the most performed shows in America, SEUSSICAL is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza!

Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (LUCKY STIFF, MY FAVORITE YEAR, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and RAGTIME) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination--Jojo.

The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks."

Horton faces a double challenge--not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.

Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.


Councilman James Peden Announces Upcoming Performance for Friday Fest Concert Series at Highview Park

Friday, July 25th

50's and 60's Music

Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. and music will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Metro Councilman James Peden (District 23) is sponsoring a free summer concert series at Highview Park for the third straight year based on the success of the former Music in the Metro.

A different concert will be held every other Friday from June through August and the event is open to the public, family friendly, and free.

Local vendors will be on hand with a variety of food options, and people are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the show.

It's 50s and 60s music night at the July 25th FridayFest, so it's a great night to have a Classic Car show.

If you'd like to participate and show off your car, enter through the Central Government Center parking lot off Outer Loop and follow the signs back to the staging area.

All makes and models welcome!

Highview Park

7201 Outer Loop (enter through Briscoe Lane) 

Canned goods will also be accepted for Fern Creek/Highview United Ministries at every concert. 

For more information on this event, please contact Councilman Peden's office at 574-1123 or by email at james.peden@louisvilleky.gov

Book the OVER-REACTORS! All the dates listed below are open and available. 

We're always available as an electro-acoustic DUO.

We're also available as a TRIO (with drums) with a few weeks notice. 

This list is current as of Wednesrday, July 16. 

This is the link to our online planning calendar. 

If you see a date that's unbooked, consider us available - http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=overreactors@aol.com

July Fridays - 25 

July Saturdays - none 

July Sundays - 27 

July Mondays - 28 

July Tuesdays - 22, 29 

July Wednesdays - 23, 30 

July Thursdays - 17, 24, 31 

August Fridays - 8, 22, 29 

August Saturdays - 2, 9, 23, 30 

August Sundays - 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 

August Mondays - 4, 11, 18, 25 

August Tuesdays - 5, 12, 19, 26 

August Wednesdays - 6, 13, 20 

August Thursdays - 7, 14, 21, 28 

September Fridays - 12, 19, 26 

September Saturdays - 13, 20, 27 

September Sundays - 7, 14, 21, 28 

September Mondays - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 

September Tuesdays - 2, 9, 23, 30 

September Wednesdays - 3, 10, 17, 24 

September Thursdays - 4, 11, 18, 25 




Lions Club Dirt Drag Event

Saturday, July 26th

Gates open at 6 p.m., event starts at 7 p.m.

Support your local community and have a fun night at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds!

"You bring it, we'll race it!"

ATV's, quads, HTV's, trucks, etc.


14 years or older- $10

6 years to 13 years- $5

Children 5 years and under- free

Food and drink at the concession stand

Raffle drawing at 10 p.m. for a Cub Cadet RZT Zero Turn Mower

100% of the proceeds go back to the community

No alcohol, coolers, or open fires allowed

UofL summer movie series wraps up with 'The Lego Movie' 

Friday, July 25th beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The University of Louisville presents the final film in the Cards Under the Stars movie series, "The Lego Movie".

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. on the lawn between the Natural Sciences Building and Grawemeyer Hall.

The film begins at dusk, but bring children early for activities including:

A Lego robotics table. Food trucks. Kids' inflatables. Appearances by Louisville League of Mascots members. It's all part of a free Cards Under the Stars event.

Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and picnic baskets and coolers with snacks and drinks to make for a comfortable evening.

Parking is available in the lot next to Grawemeyer Hall (2301 S. Third St.) and behind Ernst Hall (216 Eastern Parkway). 

For more information, go to www.uofl.me/2014lego .

District 5 Friday Night Outdoor Family Film Festival

movies are set in Shawnee, Chickasaw, Elliott and Boone Square Park for free 

Coucilwoman Cheri bryant Hamilton announces summer fun for the whole family when the District 5 "Friday Night Outdoor Family Film Festival" returns on July 25th. This year the Festival has expanded to include four neighborhod parks in the 5th District. 

The 2014 District 5 Friday night Outdoor Family Film Festival offers a wide range of first run features and Hollywood Classics. 

All movies begin at dusk. 

Shawnee Park- Paul Bather Sports Complex Southwestern Parkway 

July 25th "Despiciable Me 2"- PG

August 1st MonsUniversityeristy- G

August 8th Hunger Games Catching Fire- PG 13

Boone Square Park- 1935 Rowan Street 

August 15th "Frozen" - PG

Elliott Park- 630 South 28th Street 

September 5th "Star Trek" PG 

Chickasaw Park- The Lodge at Greenwood Avenue on the Southwestern Parkway side 

September 19th "The Wiz"- G

Louisville Zoo Celebrates National Zookeeper Week

July 20-26

The Louisville zoo will celebrate National Zookeeper Week July 20-26 and will culminate with Zookeeper day on July 26. Each day will feature an anumal with special enrichment activities and keeper talks in that animal area. Zoo docents will also be on hand providing interpreation and answering questions each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

On Saturday, July 26, guests can multipletiople animal acitivities through the day with five interactive stations teaching guests about different types of animal enrichments. Stations include: scents, foraging, training, puzzle feeders and take home enrichment for our pets station. There will be also a "So you want to be a zookeeper" talk at 11 a.m. in the Glacieclassroomasroom. 

Featured animals are: 

Sunday JOrangutansgutans @ 10:15 a.m. 

archerfish @ 11 a.m. 

Monday, July 21

Grizzly bears @ 11:15 a.m. 

Tuesday, July 22 

Penguins @ 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, July 23

Elephants @ 11 Thursdayrday, July 24 

Jaguar @ 11 a.m. 

Shop for a Cause at The Parent- Teacher Store and Toys too! 

Shop for a cause-JDRF Walk to cure Diabetes 

Help Team Caroline reach their fundraising goal 

Get your Back-to-School shopping done 

Sunday, July 27th, 2014 

12:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm. 

The Parent-teacher Store and Toys too!

10211 Westport Road 

Next to Michael's and Home Depot 

15% of your purchase will be donated to Team Caroline 

***Flyer must be presented at the time of purchase*** 

Kona Ice of Lousville  will be on site from 1:00p.m. to 4:00 pm. 

WKU To Host Football Kickoff Party 

Tuesday, July 29th 7-9 p.m.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Shelbyville Road Plaza

4600 Shelbyville Road

Exactly one month in advance of kickoff of the 2014 football season, the WKU Football program will host a season kickoff party at the Buffalo Wild Wings in St. Matthews in Louisville.

The event will feature autographs, interactive football games, prizes and giveaways and food specials.

Coach Brohm, WKU Director of Athletics, Todd Stewart and select Hilltoppers of local interest will also speak at the event.

It is also the first chance for fans in the Louisville area to pick up 2014 WKU Football schedule posters and schedule cards in the city prior to the season.

In addition, fans will be able to buy chances to win a 2014 Corvette.

Raffle tickets are sold at $10 each.

The 2014 drawing will take place at halftime of the WKU vs. UTSA football game on November 22nd, 2014. 

The 2014 roster features 15 players with ties to the Louisville area.

Among the notable returning stars from the Louisville area are former Pleasure Ridge Park receiver Taywan Taylor and former Central running back Anthony "Ace" Wales.

Other players from the city on the roster include Daeshawn Bertram (Trinity), Joe Brown (Butler), Will Bush (Ballard), DeAndre Farris (Collins), Juwan Gardner (DuPont Manual), Shawn Lacey (Southern), Scott Leibert (Trinity), De'Vonta Moffitt (Doss), Matt Nord (DeSales), Nathan Roush (DeSales), Darmontre Warr (DuPont Manual), Masai Whyte (Collins) and Deon Yelder (Southern). 

It will mark the first major public event in the city of Louisville involving Brohm, a native son of the city, since he was named the head coach of the Hilltoppers in December. 

WAKY Teen Club Revival

Sunday, July 27th 3:30-8 pm 

Dinner & Dancing -- $25 

Barb & Eddie + The Uptown Band 

Highland American Legion Post Bardstown Road 

Info: Tony 502.298.0682

Louisville Will Host The Korean War Ex-POW Association Reunion

Reunion Dates are July 27-August 3, 2014 

The Korean War EX-POW Association membership will meet for their 39th annual reunion at the luxurious Brown Hotel.

This assembly of survivors of the prisoner of war camps in North Korea, along with their spouses, surviving widows and other family members, meet once each year "to celebrate our freedom ", according to Bill Norwood of Cleveland, Tennessee, the Founder and current President.

"The friendships that were formed under such brutal conditions as prisoners of war will last for a lifetime and the annual reunion provides us an opportunity to renew and build on those friendships. When we reunite this also gives us a chance to honor those who did not survive and also those still missing ", according to Mr. Norwood.

Due to the advanced age and rapidly deteriorating health condition of the membership, The Korean War EX-POW Association will be dissolved at the reunion this year. 

We extend a cordial welcome to all former Korean War EX-POW's and family members to join with us at our last association reunion at Louisville.

For further information relating to the association or reunion activities see www.koreanwarexpow.org or contact Bill Norwood at 423-476-3628, email wnorwood909@charter.net or Jack Chapman by phone 505-369-5188, email franklinjack33@gmail.com.

Hats Off Day: Celebrating Triple Crown Winners of the 20th Century

Saturday, July 26th beginning at 4 p.m.

Hats Off to Kentucky's Horse Industry Day, a free, family-friendly event featuring free events designed to celebrate the horse at the Kentucky Horse Park.

This year's theme is "Triple Crown Winners of the 20th Century" and features appearances by Kate Chenery Tweedy, daughter of Secretariat owner Penny Chenery Tweedy; Triple Crown winning jockey Jean Cruguet (Seattle Slew, 1977); and legendary Sports Illustrated writer and Secretariat expert Bill Nack.

Hats Off Day is the only day of the entire year that admission to the Kentucky Horse Park is free.

Additionally, all festivities are free with a horse farm hat giveaway followed by family activities including pony rides (and photos), inflatable games, stick horse races, interactive educational booths, spectacular equine demonstrations and a Grand Prix show jumping competition in the Rolex Stadium.

This year's feature exhibition is a four-horse team of Dutch Harness horses from Hillcroft Farm in Paris, Ky., demonstrating a modified cross country marathon.

For more information on Hats Off Day, including the event schedule, visit www.hatsoffky.comhttp://www.hatsoffky.com or follow Hats Off Day on Twitter (@HatsOffDay) or Facebook 


"Our Shawnee & Recipes and Recollections book signing 

Sunday, July 27th 3-6 p.m. 

The Yearlings Club 

4309 W. Broadway 

Two local books, by two different authors, are creating a buzz around Metro Louisville detailing the history of one neighborhood and texperiencesierences of students in West Louisville

Anderson Harp book signing 

July 24th

6-7 pm 

Fort Knox

Anderson Harp served 30 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, rising through the ranks to become a Colonel.   http://www.andersonharp.net/event/book-signing-fort-knox/

JCC Patio Galley Host Kentucky Watercolor Society Show

July 20-Aug 26

(502) 459-0660

Jewish Community Center

3600 Dutchman's Lane 

The Kentucky Watercolor Society presents its annual Water-Based Media Show, Aqua Venture, July 20-Aug 26, at the Patio Gallery in the Jewish Community Center. The show is a competition open to both members and non-members of the Watercolor Society. A reception for award winnter is Sun, July 20 2-4 p.m. A total of 50 submissions were accepted and 24 pieces will be exhibited. 

Homearama 2014 at Shakes Run

July 12th through 27th

Open weekdays from 5:00 pm until 9:30 pm; Saturdays from 10:00 am until 9:30 pm; and Sundays 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm

This Homearama will be featuring eight Energy Smart Homes surrounded by luscious landscapes and large, beautiful trees, as well as four bioswales - which are a form of green infrastructure - making this year's Homearama site the most sustainable site ever.

All eight homes are built by Builder members of the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville, formerly the Home Builders Association of Louisville, in one of Louisville's finest neighborhoods filled with the most sought after amenities by consumers.

Come see what all of the talk is about at Homearama 2014 at Shakes Run!

Tickets are $10 per person for a single ticket; Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Ticket sales end one and a half hours prior to the posted closing times.

Tickets can be purchased onsite at the Homearama entrance. A buy one get one free coupon valid on Mondays and Tuesdays is available through the Homearama Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/HomearamaLouisville. 

Frankfort Avenue to Host FAT Friday Trolley Hop

Friday, July 25th 6 - 10:30 p.m. 

Many businesses will host live music, offer special sales and serve refreshments.

Free trolleys will run along Frankfort Avenue, from Cannons Lane to River Road.

The FAT Friday Trolley Hop, held year-round on the final Friday of every month, provides free parking and trolley transportation to participating shops, restaurants and galleries.

The route runs along Frankfort, Mellwood and Story Avenue from Cannons Lane to River Road.

For more information and a list of special activities planned for the July 25th Trolley Hop, visit www.fatfridayhop.org.

Paint Your Own Pottery Experience

Stoneware offers a summer activity for the whole family

Now through July 31st, kids are Buy One Get One Free when you mention the "School's Out for Summer" special

Monday through Saturday starting at 10 am, last seating at 3:30 pm

Stoneware Art Factory

731 Brent Street

Louisville KY 40204 

Customers select from the same greenware (bowls, plates and mugs), tools and glazes as Stoneware's artisans and decorate their own masterpiece.

Each piece will be glazed and fired by Stoneware staff, preserving your handiwork and making the piece dishwasher, microwave, oven and freezer safe.

Adults: $25 

Seniors (65+): $24 

Children, Students, AAA and Military: $23 

Groups of 12 or more should call for appointment and pricing. 


Belle of Louisville Now Offering Sunday Brunch on the River 

Rediscover the pleasure of a Sunday afternoon cruise aboard the Belle, now celebrating its 100th birthday season throughout 2014!

This two-hour cruise will offer a buffet of breakfast foods alongside regular lunch offerings and a full bar.

Cruises depart from the downtown wharf at 1:00 p.m. every Sunday

Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

Sightseeing-only tickets are available right up until cruise time.

www.belleoflouisville.com  or call 502.574.2992

7th Annual Garden Sculpture Show

Through August 3rd

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

6220 Old La Grange Rd. 

Crestwood, KY 40014

Free with regular admission.

Yew Dell's 7th annual juried show will offer garden sculptures in everything from glass and metal to stone and more. It is a perfect chance to enjoy great art and buy a piece for your own garden. http://www.yewdellgardens.org

Now Invading the Louisville Zoo…BIG BIG Bugs! 

March 28 through September 28.

Thirteen gigantic animatronic bugs have crawled into the Louisville Zoo and will be on display. 

This temporary exhibit is sponsored by Ford Motor Company and free with Zoo admission.

The bugs are scattered throughout the Zoo and include a 25' x33' Mexican red knee tarantula and 24' Emperor scorpion guaranteed to make a visual impact. 


Free Summer Movies at the Iroquois Amphitheater 

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

Here is the 2014 Free Movie Schedule:

Mon. July 28 - Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 


Sat. Aug 9 - Despicable Me PG 


Sat. Sept 12 - 42 PG - 13 

"Summer is in full swing and as people look for something to do on the weekend, we are offering another great year of movies to enjoy at Iroquois Amphitheater. These movies are free and it is a great way to spend time with the family or friends," says Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15). 

Movies Under the Stars is made possible by several Metro Council members who are bringing first run features and Hollywood Classics to residents for free

RiverStage Twilight Cinema

Saturday nights

Entertainment, games and inflatables 

7:30PM; movie shows at dark.

July 26th                Despicable Me 2 (Radio Disney)

August 2nd           Beethoven

August 9th            Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

August 16th         E.T.

August 23rd         The Nut Job

August 30th         The Lego Movie (Radio Disney)

The Jeffersonville RiverStage is located at West Riverside Drive between Pearl and Spring Streets in downtown Jeffersonville Indiana. More information is available at www.theriverstageMillionaire Miilionaire Live Game Show

Play Hoosier Millionaire scratch-offs for the chance to be on the six live game shows!

For chance to win a spot on the shows, players should enter their non-winning tickets at www.hoosierlottery.com/mylottery or at one of the six live show events.

One additional member will also be picked from the audience at each event.

Live Show Events:

July 24th: Elkhart, The Lerner Theater

August 16th (Grand Finale): Indianapolis, Indiana State Fair

Louisville's Free Summer Reading Program 

Louisville Public Libraries 

Just pick up a Summer Reading form at any library location (read 10 books between June 1 and August 9, return the completed form to any public library location by August 9 and receive these great prizes*:

The Library's Summer Reading Progrma is presented by The Library Foundation and is free for children up to 5th grade, 



Family Obstacle Mud Run to Benefit St. Jude's Research Hospital

July 26 @ Moser Farms from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Make NO mistake this event is like no other!

If your family loves running, mud, and obstacles, this is your lucky day as kids ages 4+ can run a 1.5 mile course or complete 2 laps with the family for a 5k.

Anticipate a "safety first" mindset, water stations throughout the adventurous racecourse which will be loaded with 20+ thrilling obstacles.

It will be the most encouraging, exhilarating time your family will have this summer!

Titan Kids $29.99 (ages 4-14)

Titan Adult $9.99 (ages 15+)

Expect to laugh until your belly hurts and to leave with an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and camaraderie with your fellow friends and racers, as well as an awesome Mighty Titan t-shirt and wristband for the kids.

So, bring all your best friends and biggest smiles as you all run, jump, climb and crawl to the finish line.

Sign up now to SAVE 10% off registration when you use code: MTA14.

Proceeds benefit St. Jude's Research Hospital as they are the benefiting charity of all our race events

Glow Go! 5K

Saturday, July 26th 7 p.m. - 12 a.m.

A 3-mile journey that will electrify your senses!

Outrageous glowing costumes, dancing and foot racing will reign supreme in the locally operated Glow Go! 5K.

Glow Go! 5K will have participants glowing for a unique "one-of-a-kind" run/walk/dance totaling 3.1 miles throughout Waterfront Park, starting and ending at the Big 4 Bridge.

Participants are encouraged to dress in glow swag and run with teams, friends, and family of all ages.

A portion of the benefits will also benefit the RaiseRED.

After the finish line, the party will continue rocking at Glow Go! The Party!

In addition to being a part of a unique racing experience, all participants will receive an awesome event shirt, Glow SWAG, and an awesome finish line experience and party!

For more information, visit www.glowgo.com http://www.glowgo.com .

ROLLER DERBY: DRoller girlsollergirls presents a triple-header at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center

Saturday, July 26th

4:30, 6:00, and 8:00 p.m. at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, West Hall

937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY

Doors open at 4:00 p.m, and the Lil Sluggers play at 4:30 p.m., the Bourbon Brawlers at 6:00, and the All-Stars at 8:00 p.m.

$15 general admission

Louisville's Derby City Rollergirls ("DCRG") is proud to present its first-ever triple-header.

Fans are invited to come to the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center to watch DCRG's youth roller derby team (the "Lil Sluggers"), its B-team (the "Bourbon Brawlers"), and its A-team (the "All-Stars") take on the Battle Creek Cereal Killers of Battle Creek, Michigan.

This event marks the end of the 2014 season, so DCRG hopes to show its fans a triple win.


Hundreds of Kids at Boys & Girls Club of Kentuckiana Race to Log One Million Minutes of Jumping, Leaping, and Playing to Stay Fit This Summer with Triple Play

Friday, July 25th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Boys & Girls Club of Kentuckiana will host a tour stop for the Triple Play 'Million Minutes in Motion' Tour, which will log one million minutes of active exercise with kids around the country this summer.

The tour will stop at the Club to engage hundreds of kids in activities that will get them active and moving-- all while working toward the goal of logging one million active minutes.

The mobile program is part of the national program Triple Play, Boys & Girls Club of America's signature health and wellness program.

With more than 3 out of 10 young people considered obese or overweight, early education and active programming for youth is even more critical for a healthier tomorrow.

Parkland Boys & Girls Club

3200 Greenwood Avenue

Louisville, KY 40211


Friends of Barren River Lake & Park Announce Cancellation of 2014 Poker Run 

Due to unforeseen circumstances with the Kentucky State Department of Charitable Gaming, the Poker Run sponsored by the Friends of Barren River Lake & Park will not be held this year.

We regret that this event must be cancelled, but the Friends group is committed to hosting a bigger and better event next year.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused. 


Tap that Craft Beer Crawl 

Sunday, July 27, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Sample Some of Louisvilel's best Craft Beers. Start The Part at Diamond Pub in The Highlands and We Will Shuttle You to Four Local Breweries! And you will get a custom event growler! 

$30 tickets 


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