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Historic Preservation Building

This month in conjunction with the Historic Preservation Commission, we are featuring:

Hibler House
612 Grant Ave.

The ownership history of the house, which was built by 1909, demonstrates the cultural melting pot of Louisville mining families, including owners of Slovak, Italian and French heritage. The house was used for a time as a rental for coal miners. The Di Francia family owned the house from 1950 to 1990.

For more information about Louisville’s Historic Preservation Program contact Felicity Selvoski, 303-335-4594,

Parade of Lights!
The Parade of Lights is one of Louisville’s favorite traditions! Be a part of the parade this year by entering as a float or walking group. This is a great opportunity for team building and also getting your business in front of the thousands who attend. So show your community and holiday spirit by entering. More info go to

Ever seen or heard of LouisVillage? It’s downtown Louisville’s holiday shopping and activities program that the DBA, LAD, Chamber, City and downtown businesses have been hosting for the last 4 years! We try to turn downtown into a winter village with festive lights and decorations, carriage rides, WinterSkate, weekend visits with Santa, and other fun activities for shoppers and families alike. We are gearing up for our annual advertising campaign and ask for any and all downtown businesses, especially retail and restaurants, to consider giving a minimum of $100 to our advertising fund because we do this for YOU! All help is appreciated! Please contact Jenni at The Singing Cook or Janet at Creative Framing Gallery for more information.

Be on the LDBA Board!
The Louisville Downtown Business Association is still seeking applicants for our Board of Directors. The Board determines the policy direction of the Association, sponsors events (including the Street Faire, special projects and events, etc.), advocates for Downtown business, initiates and implements Downtown improvement projects (such as the original Main Street patios), produces the Downtown Dialogue and other website/media communications, and anything we and our members feel passionate about. The Board is most interested in candidates who will interface with the Downtown services sector and who will assist with communications, IT and graphics, and can commit to a 3 year term. The Board meets monthly, currently at 8:00 am on the second Thursday of the month. Please send letters of interest and a brief summary of qualifications to the LDBA. Thank you!

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The Holidays are on their way!

It’s November and downtown will soon transform into LouisVillage, our lovely holiday winter wonderland with beautiful lights, decorations, ice skating, a horse-drawn carriage, and nary a bah humbug to be heard!

November Art Walk Events

First Friday Art Walk
November 1st
6:00 ‒ 9:00 pm
Historic Downtown

First Friday Art Walk is a wonderful community event of art, food, wine, and live music! Stroll downtown and visit all the participating galleries, shops, cafes, and other businesses that come together for this monthly event. Have a snack, sip some wine and support local artists and businesses.

Opening Reception
November 1st
6:00 ‒ 9:00 pm
Creative Framing Art Gallery
916 Main St.

Autumn is the perfect time for viewing fine art in an indoor environment, the same way you would see it in your home, office, or business. Help us welcome our four featured artists Adderley Grant-Lord, Kathleen Lanzoni, Sandie Winslow-Barber, and Arturo Garcia. Our award winning featured artists, along with our friendly gallery hosts, will be on hand to greet you and your guests, and local favorite, grammy nominated jazz singer, MaryLynn Gillaspie will be serenading you all evening long!

Wearable Art from ARAE
November 4th
6:00 ‒ 9:00 pm
My Saving Grace
909 Main St.

As part of the First Friday Artwalk series, My Saving Grace will feature Rachael Levine, founder of ARAE, a brand of wearable art locally grown in Colorado. ARAE offers one-of-a-kind apparel and accessories hand-dyed on silk and boiled wool using Shibori, an ancient Japanese tie-dye technique that creates imperfectly beautiful patterns that allow customers to express their own creative styles with every wear. Come meet Rachael and hear first-hand about her ethical production practices as well as see a showcase of her goods, which will now be featured at My Saving Grace.

Words to Live By
November 1st
6:00 ‒ 8:00 pm
Historical Museum
1001 Main St.

Have you already learned some important life lessons? Come to the Museum during the First Friday Art Walk in November to pass along your own words to live by and to discover wise sayings and life advice from the past. Many examples are still applicable today! Stop by the Museum to discover hidden and interesting aspects of Louisville history and to tour the historic buildings on the Museum campus at 1001 Main during the First Friday Art Walks!

CenterStage Theatre

Frozen JR
November 21, 22, 23, 24th
Nevin Platte Middle School Auditorium
6096 Baseline Rd., Boulder, CO

Lousville’s CenterStage Theatre is proud to present Frozen JR! Performed by an energetic and talented cast of Boulder County youth, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart! Start your fall break with this charming musical the whole family can enjoy! Visit our website for more information

Small Business Saturday!

November 30th
Downtown Louisville

The Louisville Chamber of Commerce is a champion for local businesses and asks you to celebrate all the small, local businesses that make Louisville such a wonderful place to live by shopping, buying gift cards, and eating on Small Business Saturday! If your business has a special you’d like advertised with the Chamber please contact Amy O’Neill at

Sweet Cow

Pumpkin Pie Special Orders!
November 1st
637 Front St.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means pumpkin pie! We will start taking orders for our reserved pie list on 11/1/19. Limited Availability. Bring delicious to your table this holiday season.

The Huckleberry

Holiday Pie Orders
November 1st
700 Main St.

It’s time to order your holiday pies from the Huckleberry! Pumpkin, Apple, Cherry, Huckleberry Peach, and Chocolate Bourbon Pecan. Give us a call at 303-666-8020 to place your order today!

Staufer Team Real Estate

Pop Ups on Main Opportunity
November 15th – January 5th
932 Main St.

Looking for a temporary retail space for your business this holiday season? Staufer Team Real Estate is offering space within its building on weekends for anyone interested in setting up a temporary shop. This is a fantastic opportunity to get your business on Main Street without the Main Street prices! Contact Jamie Box at 303-664-0000 for more information.

Community Food Drive
November 14th
3:00 – 6:00 pm
932 Main St.

Staufer Team Real Estate will be collecting non-perishable food items for those in need this holiday season. Please drop off your donations at Staufer on Main St. between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm November 14th. Thank you in advance for helping your fellow community members who are in need during the holidays!

The Singing Cook

Holiday Open House
November 8, 9; 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
November 10th; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
728 Main St.

The second weekend in November means our Annual Holiday Open House! Join us for holiday cheer, treats, cider and discounts! Get a head start on your holiday gift list and save 20% on your entire purchase (some exclusions) all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Also, enter to win one of 3 gift cards from The Singing Cook, My Saving Grace or Acme Fine Goods. So put us on your calendar and help us kick off the holiday season!

Knife Sharpening
November 9th
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
728 Main St.

Last chance to get your knives ship shape before Thanksgiving! Bring your knives, scissors and garden tools beginning at 10am. No appointment necessary but we do advise coming earlier. For pricing and future dates go to

Holiday Market Extravaganza

Hosted by My Saving Grace, Pitter Patter & Yoga Junction
November 16th
6:00 – 8:30 pm
900 Block of Main St.

Join the 900 block for a fun holiday shopping extravaganza! All three businesses will be open sharing their wares. Come by the pop-up holiday market at Yoga Junction where a host of other vendors will be selling their goods, including artisan handbags, pet supplies, jewelry, culinary spices, bath salts, knits, reusable goods and more. Just by stopping by you’ll be entered into a raffle to win gift cards, clothing, and more.

Yoga Junction

Sonic Yoga: Yoga, Dance & Guided Meditation with Silent Disco Headphones
November 22
6:00 – 7:30 pm
927 Main St.

Experience the flow of universal energy in yourself and your life through an inspiring yoga practice, with a deep focus on subtle-energy and breath, activated by an intimate sound-scape delivered directly through a wireless headset (silent disco). Set your volume and intentions and then let go into the power of music, asanas, pranayama, dance, and guided meditation! Advanced Yoga Instructor Uxia Ellerby (E-RYT 500) brings her love of the healing gifts of yoga and the joyful medicine of dance to this intensely personal, wonderfully communal, dynamic exploration of consciousness and life!

We will start with some yoga, to prepare our bodies and heart to open to dance, then dancing like nobody is watching you, and we will end our session with a cool down yoga and a guided meditation, all with your special headphones. Session is $25. Register at

WinterSkate Opens!

WinterSkate Opening
November 23
10:00 am, weather permitting
Steinbaugh Pavilion
824 Front St.

Now in its 16th season in Louisville, WinterSkate features traditional holiday music, free parking, a warming hut, concessions, the pick-up spot for free horse-drawn carriage rides, and much more! Boasting over 6,500 square feet of ice, WinterSkate in Historic Downtown Louisville is the largest outdoor ice rink in the county. Open daily starting Saturday, Nov. 23 through February 17 (weather permitting).

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Wednesday: 2:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday: 2:00 – 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 12:00 – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
*Hours are subject to change due to inclement weather and/or management’s discretion.

Parade of Lights!

Downtown Louisville
December 6th
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Main St.

It’s the best night of the year, Louisville’s Annual Parade of Lights! Bring your family and friends for an evening full of activities, music, shopping, eating, and, of course the parade! See you there!

Louisville Cultural Council Events

An Evening with FY5
November 22nd
7:30 pm
Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Avenue

The Louisville Cultural Council presents an evening with Colorado’s FY5 playing original Americana, country and bluegrass music. Tickets $15, available at the door and in advance at

Snakes Alive - Hands On Education Changing Human Perceptions About Reptiles and Amphibians
November 24th
3:00 pm
Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Avenue

The Louisville Cultural Council presents a FREE all-ages program from My Nature Lab. Learn about the amazing adaptations snakes have and why they are critical components of healthy ecosystems. My Nature Lab will bring snakes and other reptiles and amphibians for this hands-on experience. Event is free and doors open at 2:30 pm. Event capacity is 100, and seats are first come, first served. No advance reservations.

Louisville Public Library Offerings

For all scheduled library programs visit

Birds of Prey Slide Program
November 6th
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Library Meeting Room
951 Spruce Street

Join volunteer naturalists and learn how to recognize birds of prey, including hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls, in the skies above Boulder County. During this slide presentation, you’ll observe and learn how to distinguish between different raptors by identifying field marks, behavior, location, and time of year. You will also learn about the habitat requirements and ecology of these magnificent birds.

Watercolor Basics
Teens, Adults
November 9th
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Library Meeting Room
951 Spruce Street

Have you ever wanted to create your own paintings with watercolor? Join local artist and graphic designer Abbey Bergh to learn watercolor techniques, take create your own masterpiece, and learn a bit of art history on the side! All supplies will be provided. Registration is required.

Money Matters: Retirement Income Planning
November 13th
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Library 2nd Floor Board Room
951 Spruce Street

In this seminar on Retirement Income Planning, you’ll learn:

  • How to plan for when your retirement will start, (including the impact of early retirement, delayed retirement, and working in retirement), how long it will last, and the retirement lifestyle you want
  • Steps to estimate the amount of money you’ll need in retirement to meet your goals, factoring in health-care costs, taxes, and inflation
  • How to supplement fixed income sources such as Social Security and an employer pension with your retirement savings, including the products and investment strategies you should consider, a sustainable withdrawal rate, and the best order to tap various accounts.
Money Matters features a different topic each month.

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