Historic Wood Windows

September 13th – 1:00-4:00 p.m.

The Brennan House Historic Home
631 South Fifth Street
Louisville, KY 40202

The registration fee is $20 for Preservation Louisville Members and $30 for non-members.

A hands-on workshop with Jack Patchin of Ol’ House Experts in Madison, IN.
Come Prepared to Get Your Hands Dirty!


Preservation Louisville hosts an educational series designed to give participants an in-depth look at various preservation issues and methods of maintaining and preserving historic buildings. Called Hands on History, Preservation Louisville is co-sponsoring this lecture series along with the Metro Louisville Historic Landmarks Commission and the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office. Hands on History programs are presented with support from The Brown-Forman Corporation. Throughout the series, participants will learn practical, hands-on techniques for working with original materials and finishes to maintain, restore and preserve historic elements such as Restoring Historic Wood Windows, Restoring Plaster, Paint: Historic Colors, Tips & Techniques, Researching Your Old Home, Planning a Project in Preservation Districts, “I want to buy an old building- What should I know?”, Do’s and Dont’s of Restoration, and Preserving Stained Glass.

Friday night is the annual Zombie Walk down Bardstown Rd. This year’s event involves several events and street closures.

Street Closures:

7:30 – End of Walk (approx. 9:30 p.m.)
Bardstown Rd. between Eastern Parkway and Grinstead Drive.

6:30 – Midnight
Bardstown Rd. from Grinstead Drive to Highland Ave.


6:00 p.m.
Pre-Party – The Back Door and Mid-City Mall Parking Lot

8:29 p.m.
Zombie Walk begins. Starting locations include Bardstown Rd at Eastern Parkway and Mid-City Mall (for families and large groups.)

9:30 p.m. – Midnight
After event Block Party with live entertainment between Grinstead Dr & Highland Ave. in front of the Highland Tap Room


Tomorrow is the regular CTA Willow Park Adopt-A-Park Clean-up day from 9:00 – Noon or whenever we finish.  We will be doing general weeding, clean-up and possibly some painting.


The Last Concert in the 2014 Willow Park Concert Series

Sunday, August 31, 2014
7:00-9:00 p.m.

The Ovation Orchestra (Big Band)

No Alcohol – No Pets – No Soliciting

This is a FREE event, but please bring canned goods and/or hygiene products to help support the Highlands Community Ministries Dare to Care programs.



Park Stewards Needed!

You may enjoy walking your dog in one of our beautiful Olmsted Parks, riding your bike or meeting friends there, but have you ever thought of becoming a Park Steward? A Park Steward is a volunteer leader who receives in-depth training by Olmsted Parks Conservancy staff in order to help with park projects, volunteer events and/or community outreach. The training program covers plant identification, best practices for invasive plant removal, proper planting techniques, the history of the Olmsted Parks, and more.

August 19, 2014 is the start of our next Park Steward training.

Register online at www.olmstedparks.org/events, or call 456-8125.

The Willow Park Concert for tonight (7/27) has been cancelled.  The heavy rains last night and today have left the park extremely wet and muddy.  The heavy crowd for the concert would cause serious damage to the park and turf.  The Wulf Brothers originally scheduled for this evening have been rescheduled for August 10.

Limited time sale begins July 21
The Louisville Metro Public Works Department Solid Waste Management Division will offer compost bins and rain barrels for sale for a limited time beginning July 21.
The sale will feature the same Earth Machine compost bins and SYSTERN rain barrels offered at our successful truckload sale held in May. The two products offer ways to turn organic waste into valuable compost and collect rain for use in watering gardens.
Sales will end when the limited supply of bins and barrels runs out. Rain barrels are priced at $55 each and compost bins at $45 each. Sale hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Solid Waste Management office, 600 Meriwether Street, whiles supplies last. Payment must be made by check or money order. No cash or credit cards will be accepted.
Each 1,000 residents who actively compost divert 600,000 pounds of organic waste from local landfills each year. One inch of rain falling on a 1,000 sq. ft. roof harvests up to 600 gallons of rainwater for use on lawns and gardens without turning on the tap.


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