Old Louisville
Calendar 1999

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This month's neighborhood meetings calendar

Kentucky Derby Festival - although the Derby Festival is city-wide, Old Louisville is conveniently located only minutes away by car from most major events, and a case can be made that Old Louisville may be the finest base of operations for out of town visitors.  It is even possible to walk to most major events, including the Derby itself, from Old Louisville, if a 30-60 minute walk doesn't intimidate you.  It does eliminate parking hassles!  The festival includes 100s of events, most notably the Opening Ceremonies/Thunder Over Louisville
(good picture)  (April 17) which is expected to surpass Thunder's previous spectacular world record displays with 51 tons of fireworks and a half-mile rainbow of fire, Chow Wagons, The Great Balloon Glow (April 23), The Great Balloon Race (April 24), mini-Marathon (comes through Old Louisville April 24), The Great Steamboat Race (April 28), the Pegasus Parade (April 29), the Kentucky Oaks (April 30), and of course, the 125th Running of the Kentucky Derby on May 1. 

April 30
Derby Eve Gala, dinner and dancing, 7:00 P.M.
in Old Louisville's historic Conrad - Caldwell House
Tour, hors d'oeuvres, dancing
$65 per person until April 1,  $75 between April 2 & 23
for reservations  (VISA, MC accepted)
Contact the Information Center

Late May ?
A tour of Old Louisville Churches.     $8

June 9-July 18
The Taming of the Shrew,  (June 9th through July 18th)
and The Taming of Pantalone (June 24th through July 18th)
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
8:00 P.M. Tuesday through Sunday in the Central Park amphitheater
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival

July 10, 11
Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour
Your chance to take a peek into the gardens behind the houses  10am-4pm each day, $8 in advance or $12 day of tour. 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. daily
Contact the Information Center

July and August
Central Park West Association Fall Bulb Sale Order bulbs for Fall planting until Labor Day, pickup in October.  Click on the link for details and offerings.  Proceeds for the beautification of Old Louisville.

August 21 and 22
Jazz in Central Park
Bring the family, lawn chairs, and a picnic to enjoy two afternoons of nationally known Jazz musicians in beautiful Central Park.  FREE

October 1, 2, 3 (Friday-Sunday)
St. James Court Art Show
Enjoy the fall weather and wonderful art work from all over the country: 10:00am-6:00pm Friday and Saturday, until 5:00pm Sunday

October 2, 3 (Saturday-Sunday)
Louisville Bed and Breakfast Association House and Garden tour, featuring tours of four Old Louisville B&Bs and a bonus house and garden in
St. Matthews (Woodhaven B&B).  Among the B&Bs on this year's tour are the Samuel Culbertson Mansion, The Central Park B&B,  the The Rocking Horse Manor, Gallery House (Saturday only) and Inn at the Park (Sunday only).  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House, and Ronald McDonald himself is scheduled to be there Saturday.  

The tours will be held on Saturday and Sunday of St. James Art Show from 1 to 5 p.m.  Tickets are $10.00 and will be sold at each of the houses and the Old Louisville Business and Professional Association's booth on Third Street.   (for house addresses see the B&B Page)

October 8 Crane House Taste of Asia
1244 South Third Street
Louisville, KY  40203 
Crane House (The Asia Institute, Inc.) sponsors its second annual Taste of Asia from 5:00 - 7:30pm.  Area Asian chefs provide samplings of special dishes for China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam.  Asian music, dancing, ethnic artifacts.   This is a fundraiser benefiting Crane House educational programs.  $35 per person before Oct. 1, $40 after Oct 1.  $15 rebate on the ticket for anyone who becomes a Crane House member that evening. (membership rates $25-100)

October 15 "Puttin' on the Ritz" A Speakeasy Cabaret
First Unitarian Church, 4th and York
Louisville, KY 40203
Sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church will be turned into a high class 1920's style speakeasy for the evening.  Music of the 20's 30's and 40's by Riviera.  Wine, beer, soft drinks and food may be purchased.  This is a fundraiser to benefit the Partner Church program in Eastern Europe.  Reserved tickets $10  (585-5110)

December 4,  5 (Saturday-Sunday)
Old Louisville Holiday House Tour
Take a look inside some of Old Louisville's finest homes decorated for the holidays.  Ask about the Victorian tea.  $12 advance purchase, $15 on the days of the tour.   Tea $10, limited seating.
Tours 12:00 noon until 7:00 P.M. both days
Contact the Information Center

More information and tickets for the Derby Eve Gala, Garden Tour, Victorian Christmas House Tour, etc. can be obtained from:

The Old Louisville Information Center
1340 S. 4th Street in Central Park
Louisville, KY 40208
Monday through Friday 12:30-4:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Sunday 1:00-6:00 PM
(502) 635-5244
fax (502) 635-5245

Electronic Mailing List:
The Old Louisville Information Center will keep you abreast via email of park and neighborhood events, schedule changes and general  information concerning the neighborhood if you forward your email address to olnc.org@worldnet.att.net .  Please let them know what types of events or information you are interested in receiving.

Also check out the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council's web site for more information on Old Louisville's neighborhood events and fundraisers.

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