Enjoy a Car-Free Day in Cherokee Park January 26 Saturday, Jan 25 2020 

Take a little break from the world for a while this January for a car-free day in the park. As part of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy and in coordination with Louisville Parks and Recreation, the Scenic Loop in Cherokee Park is closed to vehicles on this day from 8 am to 2 pm. Go enjoy it by walking, riding a bike, sitting or anything you like, as long as it involves not being in a car! Car-Free Scenery at the Park Cherokee Park was designed in 1891 by the famous landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted. The park was intended to be an escape for Louisville residents so they could get away from busy city life. Celebrate his vision by enjoying the park during this car-free day on the Scenic Loop. Scenic Loop in Cherokee Park The Scenic Loop is 2.4 miles long and it takes you past some of the park's most beautiful scenery. That includes meadows, rolling hills, trees and wildlife. The park is beautiful even in winter. The Scenic Loop will also take you past Hogan's fountain, one of the most popular features of the park. After you enjoy the park, enjoy Cherokee Triangle, the neighborhood right next door. Here, the stunning houses are the main attraction. See the Scenery in Cherokee Triangle Between the park and Cave Hill, a national site, lies Cherokee Triangle. This neighborhood was designed at the same time as the park, and it shows. A lot of historic, turn-of-the-century architecture still remains here, and the custom-built homes are just as grand and impressive today. The homes here have multiple bedrooms and bathrooms and incredible architecture designs. The home styles cover a broad range of designs, from American to European. These historic homes have been preserved and restored over the years to suit the most modern families. Hardwood floors, custom counters, stone counters, tilework, it's all here, plus lots of other features. The neighborhood itself looks like part of the park, with rolling lawns and lots of trees. All the attractions of the Highlands are nearby, including theaters, restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques of all kinds, even places to see comedy and watch live stage shows. The Highlands is famous for its quirky, hip culture. Find out what kind of impression this part of Louisville makes on you this January. About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

Enjoy a Wizard’s Christmas at the Louisville Zoo January 25 Friday, Jan 24 2020 

It’s still winter, so who says the holiday season has to be totally over? This January, go enjoy a Wizard’s Christmas at the Louisville Zoo. You can learn about the North American wizarding community and be part of all the fun and action. This is an experience that will delight the young as well as the young at heart. Dinner and Marketplace Have you heard about the Alabaster School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the North American counterpart to Hogwarts? Learn more about it at this special event at the zoo, which is inspired by the Harry Potter franchise with elements of Lord of Rings, Percy Jackson and other famous fantasy stories as well. Anyone who is a fan of Harry Potter or other wizarding worlds will enjoy this special zoo event. Wizard’s Christmas at the Louisville Zoo During this magical time, the zoo is transformed into a complete wizarding experience, with places to buy fashion as well as many other shops. You can taste themed food and drinks, learn about magical history and of course, see creatures! Your ticket buys you a seat at the magical banquet, which will feature three courses. You’ll also get a look at the Forbidden Forest that leads into the magical school. Forbidden Forest transition passageway takes you into the magical school, where you can find movie sets and even performances from magical teachers! There will be spells, duels and even fights against the dark forces. The wizarding world at the zoo is open from 7 to 10 pm. The zoo is at 100 Trevilian Way. That's near the center of the city and minutes outside of Camp Taylor, the sweet suburban neighborhood that holds a unique place in Louisville history. Set Up Camp in Camp Taylor Once, this was an active military base full of soldiers who were training to fight in World War I, known then as the Great War. A young F. Scott Fitzgerald was stationed here before he became one of the world's foremost literary geniuses. But after the war ended, this was turned into a community of pretty homes in lovely Cape Cod and bungalow styles. Today, Camp Taylor is a peaceful neighborhood still full of appealing homes. The houses here are settled on neat lawns shaded by big trees in a mixture of classic styles. Camp Taylor is minutes from places like the Mega Cavern and the Nature Center. The Audubon Park Country Club is minutes away, too. There are parks, schools, shops and restaurants all around. And since it's near the center of the city, this neighborhood is a perfect place to be when you want to go anywhere else! But after you see it, you may not want to go anywhere else to live in Louisville. About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the - Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!

Laugh the Night Away at the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts January 24 Thursday, Jan 23 2020 

Have a night full of laughter at the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts this January. The Second City is a famous comedy troupe with a rotating cast that has included such names as John Candy, Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Stephen Colbert. Go see the future stars of comedy at this funny show in downtown Louisville. When You’re Downtown Downtown Louisville is often seen as a place to work. Many people work in the law firms, the hospitals and the government buildings here, and plenty more people come here on the weekends to enjoy festivals along the waterfront, themed events at Fourth Street Live and the other nightlife you can enjoy here. Kentucky Center for Performing Arts Second City Downtown Louisville is packed with some of the city’s most famous restaurants, hotels and places to shop. This is where the actual hot brown was invented, and Al Capone himself used to hang out in one of the historic hotels here. There’s lots of history in downtown Louisville, but plenty of modern buildings as well. Lots of people come here to work and to play, but downtown Louisville is also a neighborhood where many people live. This is some of the finest condo and apartment living you can find anywhere. Downtown Louisville is full of beautiful condos, loft apartments and buildings with incredible views of the city and the river beyond. Waterfront Park Place is truly one of the most impressive buildings in the city, and the large condos here look even better and more high-end from the inside. Maybe the new doesn't appeal to you. Get a gorgeous, wide-open condo or loft in one of the renovated historic buildings downtown to enjoy a blend of historic detail and modern living. The best of modern living is here, along with the best of modern culture, fashion and food. Laugh with the Second City The performers from the Second City are bringing a brand-new comedy show to Louisville and the Performing Arts Center this January. You will definitely spend the evening in stitches, figuratively speaking. Second City has been helping to shape comedy’s superstars for generations, and this is some of the best and brightest comedy talent you can see anywhere. The Kentucky Performing Arts Center is at 501 W. Main Street in the heart of downtown Louisville. The show begins at 8 pm. Make sure you’re ready to laugh when you arrive! About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

Go Play at Adult Basketball Night at Parkhill Community Center January 23 Wednesday, Jan 22 2020 

Kentucky has a lot of great traditions. It’s where bourbon is made and it’s where the thoroughbreds run. Louisville itself is famous for baseball bats and the historic hot brown, not to mention the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs. But Kentucky is also famous for its basketball. This is pretty much the state sport, and it’s a truly great workout and a fun way to pass the time. So this January, go participate in Adult Basketball Night at Parkhill Community Center. Basketball Night Put on some clothes you can sweat in, lace up your athletic shoes and go to basketball night at the community center from 7 to 8:30. This is free to attend and it’s fun for everyone. It’s ideally designed for adults age 20 to 30. Play a 5 on 5 full-court game or 3 on 3 half-court game. Adult Basketball Night at Parkhill Community Center Parkhill Community Center is at 1703 S 13th Street. That’s just a few blocks outside of Old Louisville. This historic neighborhood is another famous feature of Louisville. It’s a tourist attraction, it’s home to the annual St. James Art Fair and it’s full of interesting places like Ollie's Trolley, the main Louisville library and Central Park. Old Louisville is most famous for its Victorian real estate. This neighborhood is truly a jaw-dropping collection of incredible homes. Living in Historic Old Louisville Each home here is completely different from the others and totally unique, and each is made with hand-crafted details. The homes are the work of true craftsmen, and you can see it in the custom woodwork inside, the marble mantelpieces, the winding staircases, the beautiful chandeliers and the incredible details everywhere. Each of these homes is a work of art on the inside and on the outside, too. Homes in Old Louisville are built in brick and stone with custom mosaic tiles, wrought iron details, tall windows, round rooms and all the elements you expect to find in period Victorian architecture. Old Louisville homes are surrounded by landscaping and shaded by oak trees. Here, actual horses and carriages may still go driving down the street. There are some real gas lamps still here, too, not to mention walking courts, a historic fountain and winding streets built around Central Park. Living in Old Louisville means living near all the attractions in downtown Louisville, from locally famous restaurants to some of the best shopping you can find anywhere. It means living among history and living near the fresh, young energy of the University of Louisville campus right next door. It means you'll have to pick just one home to be your favorite here, and that's going to be hard to do! About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the - Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!

Go to the Boat, RV and Sportshow at Kentucky Exposition Center January 22 to 26 Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 

Do you like spending time outdoors? Going to the lake? Taking camping trips? Or are you just an enthusiast of great vehicles? Either way, you won’t be disappointed in the Boat, RV and Sportshow at the Kentucky Exposition Center this January. This is four days of amazing machinery, activities and stuff to see. Get Enthusiastic About Being Outdoors Come here to shop for and see the latest in outdoor recreation. This is a huge marketplace as well as a showplace full of new boats, RVs and accessories. While you’re here, be sure to get a look at the 5,000-gallon aquarium that shows how fish react to different lures, baits and fishing techniques. There will be free seminars and lots of learning opportunities here. Boat, RV and Sportshow at the Kentucky Exposition Center Yogi Bear will be available to meet and greet the kids. Stop by the Bear Cave Fun Zone to see all sorts of kid-friendly activities, including the catch-and-release fishing at the Trout Pond and the Create-a-Crankbait station. The Boat, RV and Sportshow is open from 5 to 9 pm on the 22nd, noon to 9 pm on the 23rd and 24th, 10 am to 9 pm on the 25th and 10 am to 5 pm on the 26th. Tickets are $12 for children and adults 13 and older, $10 for seniors 60 and older and free for children who are 12 and younger. Active military are also free with their military ID. The Kentucky Expo Center is at 937 Philips Lane. That’s right by the Audubon Park neighborhood, a place where time truly seems to stand still. Slow Down in Audubon Park Audubon Park is the type of neighborhood that truly fits the word "timeless." The houses here have a classic, traditional look that gives this neighborhood a distinct charm. Audubon Park homes rest on big green lawns surrounded by tall trees. This is a bird lover's neighborhood. There are many birds nesting in the trees and flying above the lovely homes here. In fact, all the streets here are named for birds. This is a mostly residential neighborhood next to the pretty greens of the Audubon Park Country Club. The houses are styled in classic designs like Tudor Revival, Craftsman, classic bungalows and pretty Colonial Revivals. Audubon Park is next to the zoo and the Louisville Nature Center, and it's surrounded by schools, places to shop and things to do. Life is quiet in Audubon Park. There’s a serene, restful feeling here thanks to the pretty homes. Slow down a take a good look at Audubon Park this January, and maybe it will be your resolution to start living here soon. About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

Have a Discussion About Period Costumes at Locust Grove January 21 Monday, Jan 20 2020 

Get a look at Gorgeous Period Costumes at Locust Grove, one of Louisville’s incredible historic homes, this January and participate in a discussion about fashion. Clothing has been a part of human culture since the dawn of humankind, and fashion is an integral part of the human experience. Talk about it while you see gorgeous costumes from Kentucky Opera’s “The Marriage of Figaro,” a classic work of musical art. A Brief History of Fashion Locust Grove is hosting this event that combines fashion and history in a fun, rousing discussion. You’ll get a look at silhouette costumes crafted from denim and other jean fabrics. Some pieces will be displayed with historic denim from the Locust Grove archives. Learn more about the history of denim, which has been one of fashion’s most important fabrics throughout history. How did this material go from a working-class fabric to one worn by all levels of society? Gorgeous Period Costumes at Locust Grove Be at this discussion from 6:30 to 8:30 pm to learn more about denim and listen to an interesting, unique panel discussion. You’ll be surrounded by history at Locust Grove, a historic home site that hosts frequent gatherings and special events. Locust Grove is at 561 Blankenbaker Lane, and this is a free event. Locust Grove is surrounded by Indian Hills, a neighborhood that’s definitely capable of making a historic impression. Make New History in Indian Hills The custom, luxury homes in Indian Hills were built to make an impression. See if they impress you this January. The houses here are built to be big, with many bedrooms and bathrooms. They sit on big lots in custom designs, surrounded by trees and landscaping. They’re also surrounded by natural features. A large portion of Indian Hills was left undeveloped and natural because it's so full of beautiful rock outcroppings and thick stands of trees. The area is full of rolling hills, and a pretty creek winds its way through the neighborhood. Homes here are built in timeless traditional styles in brick and stone. There are lots of tall white columns, shutters and inviting front porches here. Inside, you'll see shining hardwood, gorgeous lighting fixtures, stone counters, custom counters, crown molding, airy rooms, big closets and high-end features in every single room. Talk about fashion history this January and end up talking about moving to Indian Hills! About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the - Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!

Take the Kids to Learn Archery at the Sun Valley Community Center January 20 Sunday, Jan 19 2020 

Head to the Sun Valley Community Center to learn Archery this January. Archery is a centuries-old skill that’s been used for everything from hunting to sporting events to warfare. Robin Hood was famously known as an excellent archer, and archers have appeared in literature, comic books and movies. Why not let your kids learn a little about it and give it a shot, literally? Becoming an Archer The archery program at Sun Valley Community Center is designed for kids aged 9 to 17. It’s part of the National Archery in Schools Program, and it’s made to be fun, social and skill-building for everyone who participates. Kids should be at the community center from 4:30 to 5:30. Sun Valley Community Center to Learn Archery The Sun Valley Community Center is at 6505 Bethany Lane in Valley Station. This is truly a community in the valley that’s next to the Ohio River. It has small-town charm, schools and so many real estate options, it’s hard to know where to begin. Just start looking around Valley Station while you’re in the neighborhood and see where this pretty suburb leads you. Learn a Little About Valley Station Valley Station is a large community with all sorts of perks. Sun Valley has a golf course and there's a beautiful park on the water here. You can always visit Riverside, the historic home site here, or eat in one of the many restaurants. There are all types of cuisine here, from classic American to Mexican to soul food. Valley Station is full of places to shop, most of which you can find along Dixie Highway. It's the center of the neighborhood, but it's the homes that truly create Valley Station. The real estate here is what makes Valley Station special. There's a huge range of home styles and sizes here, and architecture styles that span decades. Many homes here are made in classic traditional and contemporary styles with attached garages. Valley Station is a land of lawns and shade trees, sidewalks and backyards. You can find everything here, from high-end, multi-bedroom homes to cozy bungalows to fun fixer-uppers. There's only one way to see what you can find in Valley Station: go start exploring here and go find out more about this neighborhood for yourself. About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

Sing Along at the Karaoke Party at Bard’s Town January 18 Saturday, Jan 18 2020 

Warm up your pipes and get performance ready. Karaoke Night is going to be at Bard’s Town, and this is going to be a good time for all. Even if you don’t sing, you can have plenty of fun watching others take the stage to embarrass themselves or possibly to shine. Who knows? You may see some real talent. But you’ll also probably see some real stinkers while you’re here, and isn’t that part of the fun of karaoke? It’s a Karaoke Party Go to Bard’s Town from 10 pm to 2 am. There’s no cover for karaoke night, and there will be plenty of drink specials if you need a little liquid courage before you feel bold enough to take the stage. There’s also a great menu full of delicious bites that are a bit more unique than the traditional pub fare. Karaoke Night at Bard’s Town in the Highlands The food here is made from scratch and the menu is full of Shakespearian puns. After all, you're at Bard's Town. Enjoy the Bard Burger, the To Bean to Not to Bean Burger, a Midsummer Night's Greens salad, or plenty of other offerings including fish tacos, mac and cheese and plenty of comfort foods with a high-end twist. Bard’s Town is at 1801 Bardstown Road in the original Highlands neighborhood, one of the most colorful and unique of any community in Louisville. The Highlands, a Truly Original Neighborhood The Highlands is famous for Restaurant Row, for having an active nightlife that includes everything from casual pubs to classy wine bars, for coffee shops where you can hear poetry readings. It's known for locally owned, independent businesses of all types and for being a quirky, fun neighborhood full of interesting fashion and all the cutting-edge trends in food, clothing and culture. But the Highlands is also famous for incredible real estate. Almost every option of home is available in the Highlands, from grand Victorian homes to custom-built modern creations. There are cute Craftsman homes here, amazing farmhouse-style homes, traditional houses built in brick with tall white columns. You name it, and you can find it in the Highlands. Houses of every time period and style are well-represented here, and you can find them in all sizes. There are grand five-bedroom homes here, along with cozy houses made for one or two to enjoy. Homes here are surrounded by culture, and there’s always something new to see and enjoy in the Highlands. People come to this neighborhood just to see what’s new in culture and cuisine. But if you live here, you'll see all the trends as they happen and you'll be enjoying some of the city's most beautiful real estate, too! About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the - Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!

See a Movie at the Beechmont Community Center January 17 Friday, Jan 17 2020 

Head to the Beechmont Community Center for Friday Night Movie Night. You’ll see a kid-friendly film in a relaxed environment that kids and adults alike will enjoy. It’s completely free to come to watch the movie, hang out and have a good time. And while you’re here, you can learn more about what the Beechmont Community Center has to offer. Movie Night The Community Center is a relaxed, friendly place where everyone can feel welcome to simply relax and see the movie. Be there are 11 am. There will be light refreshments served. The Beechmont Community Center is at 205 W. Wellington Avenue. Beechmont is a historic neighborhood near Iroquois Park and not far from Churchill Downs. It’s also next door, so to speak, to the lively Wilder Park neighborhood. Beechmont Community Center for Friday Night Movie Night This part of Louisville grew up with Churchill Downs to become a lovely area of town full of history and charming homes, not to mention some cool attractions. The fairgrounds are out here, along with Cardinal Stadium. The zoo isn't too far away, and the Watterson runs right through here. This provides easy access to any other part of the city. But spend some time here, and you won't find many reasons why you want to leave. Go Wild for Wilder Park Wilder Park has its own community center, and a park near the center of the neighborhood. There are lots of places to go nearby and in the neighborhood, including a grocery store. There are schools nearby, several churches and chapels, and a large gym, not to mention Broadbent Arena and some other cool venues where concerts, sporting events and other special events are often held.
Wilder Park is near the backside of Churchill Downs, where all the behind-the-scenes action takes place. The real estate in Wilder Park is sure to charm you. The homes here are lovely bungalow-style houses that harken back to earlier days of architecture, places with pretty front porches painted in soft colors with tall windows and amazing details inside. Many homes here have hardwood floors, crown molding and other details that make historic architecture so special. The homes here have also been given plenty of modern updates, so you can find open floor plans, great light fixtures and many little touches that appeal to today's homebuyers. See if Wilder Park and this part of Louisville appeals to you after you go enjoy a movie at the Beechmont Community Center this January. About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

Throw Some Axes at E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer State Park January 16 Thursday, Jan 16 2020 

Axe throwing is a time-honored tradition that has been used throughout history for self-defense, hunting, sport, and stress-relief. This January, head to E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park to throw some axes in a safe, controlled environment. It's a great way to relieve stress and to test your skills. Besides, how often do you get the chance to throw an axe through the air? Axe Throwing Head to E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park to try your hand at axe throwing. Who knows? You just may be great at it, and it is pretty great stress relief. Meet with the group at the Fitness Trail Head. You'll practice throwing axes with experts who can show you how to hold the axe and how to throw it at a specific target. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park Axe Throwing Throw axes in the park from 5 to 6 pm at 3000 Freys Hill Road. That's near the park activities building, and it's just outside of Springhurst. This is a hot shopping area of Louisville and it's the home of Tinseltown, one of the city's most popular movie theaters. But when you're here, you'll see lots of reasons why you might want to make Springhurst your home, too. Seeing Springhurst There are lots of shops and places to eat near the Springhurst Towne Center, including a grocery store and a fashion boutique. There's a post office, a school, doctors' offices and lots of other places to go. Along the winding roads that spread out from the Towne Center, you'll find lots of amazing places to live. Springhurst is the perfect place to be if you want to do some home shopping, too. The big, multi-bedroom homes here are built with contemporary architecture in brick and stone designs with big lawns and big garages. There's lots of landscaping and lots to love in this neighborhood, from wide streets to sidewalks to community areas for everyone. There's a lake here, tennis courts, walking paths and several other places for residents to enjoy together. You'll also enjoy these beautiful homes. Gleaming hardwood, recessed lighting, vaulted ceilings, chair railings, custom cabinets, these homes have it all. It's not hard to find big master bedrooms and walk-in closets, gorgeous bathrooms and kitchens built for entertaining and enjoying. It's not hard to find lots of reasons to buy real estate in Springhurst. About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the - Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!

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