Old Louisville On The Go
March 30, 2017
Tree Plantings April 1

Everyone is invited to help out with the next tree planting effort in Old Louisville.  Nineteen shade trees will be planted Apr. 1 starting at 9 am along Fourth in front of the Central Park Lofts and on Ormsby between Third and Fourth.  Ormsby will be closed to traffic during the event.  Currently there are no trees in the area.  Coffee and donuts will be offered on arrival and pizza and drinks at noon for all workers.  The planting is sponsored by the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council, Councilman David James, Brightside, Metro Forestry, and Metro Public Works.  Rain date of Apr. 15.
--Herb Fink, Chair
Property Improvement Committee
Central Park Cleanup Apr 8
Central Park Spring 2017 Improvement Day will be taking place Sat., Apr. 8, from 9-noon.  Last year nearly 300 volunteers descended on the park to rake leaves, mulch, plant a few trees, and do routine maintenance.  Donuts, coffee and fruit will be offered before work begins, and then a celebratory barbecue lunch courtesy Councilman David James will be provided at noon.  The effort is sponsored by the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council, Brightside, Metro Parks, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, and Sixth District Councilman David James.

  Yoga Class Registration
  Deadline Apr. 7

  Deadline for registering for the Introduction to Yoga class is next Friday, Apr. 7.  Old Louisville OM, a new traveling yoga studio in Old Louisville (owned and operated by Charlotte Gross, an Old Louisville resident and registered yoga teacher), will be offering yoga classes at the Historic Old Louisville Visitors Center in Central Park.  The class will run for eight weeks beginning Wed., Apr. 12.  Participants can choose from 7-8 am or 5:30 - 6:30 pm.  Cost is $75 per person, of which $10 will be donated to the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council.  No yoga experience is required.  Participants are required to sign a waiver and bring their own yoga mat.  Maximum for each class is 15; a minimum of ten is required.  Those interested may register at Yoga.  For further info, call the Center at 635-5244.
  The Louisville Crashers will inaugurate the second season of Old
  Louisville LIVE in Central Park on April 28.
The Crashers  Returning April 28

One of the hottest bands in town is returning to Central Park Apr. 28 as the opening act in the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council’s free Old Louisville LIVE series.  You won’t be able to stop dancing as the band rocks through such tunes as “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” “Shake It Off,” and “Uptown Funk.”  This is one “House Party” you won’t want to end.  Oh, and did we say it’s free?
Widely recognized as one of the nation’s best party bands, the Crashers will be partying all over Louisville this year, including at the Galt House on Derby Eve and the Belle of Louisville on Memorial Day.  They’re even playing a Caribbean cruise in October.  Check out their schedule and get more info at Crashers, and be sure to show up April 28 at 7 pm in Central Park.  Beer and wine will be available for purchase.  It’s one concert you won’t want to miss!
Old Louisville LIVE Lineup Announced
Following is the lineup for the Old Louisville LIVE Performance Series 2017.  It's hosted by the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council.  All events are free and will be held at the Ramey Amphitheater in Central Park, 1340 S. 4th St.  For more info, go to or call 635-5244.
Fri., Apr. 28 – 7-10 pm.  Louisville Crashers
Sun., Apr. 30, 1:30-4:30 pm.  Louisville Leopard Percussionists/Rock N’ Warhawks*
Sat., May 13, 7-10 pm.  The Monarchs
Wed.-Sun. Aug 9-13  8-10 pm.  The Louisville Ballet/KSF “Shakespeare in Dance”
Sat., Aug. 19, 5-10 pm.  Jecorey Arthur  “1200” and Friends
Sat., Sept. 9, 7-9 pm.  Mike Tracy Brazilian Jazz Ensemble
Sat., Sept. 23, 8-11 pm.  Quiet Hollers, and Frederick the Younger

*Alternate rain site:  Treyton Oak Towers, 211 W. Oak.
  New Old Louisville Book
  Coming Out

  "For anyone who has ever thought about
  running a bed & breakfast, Operatic Divas
  and Naked Irishman: An Innkeeper's
  Tale by Nancy Hinchliff 
offers a hilarious birds-eye view behind the Victorian curtains.  With mouth-watering recipes woven throughout, the author shows just how much you can do with a little daring tenacity in the face of a lonely retirement." -Katharine Hollister, Beatdom Books. 

This new book was written in Old Louisville about one of our neighborhood’s former bed and breakfast inns:  the Aleksander House.  In 1994 at the age of 64 and with no business experience and little start-up money, Nancy Hinchliff buys a turn-of-the-century mansion at 1213 S. First St. and turns it into a charming bed and breakfast.  Through her collected stories, Hinchliff gives readers a personal, in-depth, and honest look at what it’s like to be an innkeeper and still keep your sense of humor.  It will be available June 6 but can be pre-ordered at Operatic Divas.  After June 6, look for it at Carmichael’s and other outlets.
Volunteer Visitor Center Greeters Needed

The Historic Old Louisville Visitors Center needs two volunteers to rotate weekends, working at least one Saturday a month, 1-3 pm from May to October.  Be the face of Old Louisville to greet out-of-town visitors and offer self-guided tour materials and information on area attractions, performances and restaurants.  Run simple credit card transactions for the guided tours.  Must be 18 years or older.  Courtesy and reliability is a must.  To thank you for your time you will be given tickets to the Holiday Home Tour, Victorian Tales of Terror, and other OLNC events.  Call 635-5244 or email Shawn Williams at
  Camp Shakespeare
  Early Bird Ending

  Last chance for you to register your child
  or teenager to Kentucky Shakespeare Festival’s popular Camp Shakespeare is tomorrow, March 31.  Early bird discount is 10 percent.  Four camps designed for different age groups run from June through July at various locations in Louisville and Frankfort.  To register, go to Camp Shakespeare.  For more info, contact Hannah Pruitt, Education Programs Manager at 574-9900.
This Week's Quiz
We like to think that not much has changed in our neighborhood through the years, and for the most part that’s true, but not entirely.  Examine these two photos of the intersection of Brook and Ormsby looking west down Ormsby.  The first was taken in 1942, the second last Thursday:  75 years later.  We found 13 differences between the second photo and the first:  some pretty obvious, others not.  We couldn’t get the photo any bigger, but give it a try:  how many can you spot?  (And if you can find more than 13, let us know).  Answer at the bottom of this column.  First photo courtesy University of Louisville Photo Archives.
Calendar of Events
  Time Stands Still

  at the Liminal

The Liminal Playhouse’s production of Time Stands Still continues through Sunday at the Henry Clay Theater, 604 S. Third.  Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 day of show.  For tickets and showtimes, go to Liminal or call 553-8056.
UofL Music Calendar

The following concerts will take place at Comstock Hall on the main campus of the University of Louisville, except for the Jazz Ensemble, which takes place in Bird Hall.  All concerts are free.  For more info, go to Music.
Mar. 30, 8 pm.  University student composers
Apr. 2, 3 pm.  University Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band
Apr. 3, 7 pm. University Faculty Jazz Ensemble
Apr. 3, 7 pm.  University Woodwind Ensembles

At Speed Cinema

For more info about these films, and to purchase advance tickets, go to Speed Cinema.  Tickets are $7 for Speed members and $9 for non-members.  The museum is located at 2035 S. Third; phone:  634-2700. 

Mar. 31, 7 pm.  Dark Night
Apr. 1, 3 & 7 pm.  Dark Night
Apr. 2, 1 pm.  Fundi:  The Story of Ella Baker
Apr. 2, 3 pm.  Dark Night
Apr. 4, 7 pm.  Jeanne Dealman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
Apr. 6, 7 pm.  Dialogue with my Grandmother
Instant Installation Event Tonight

“Instant Installation Invitation (iii)” is a fun event put on by Spalding University’s Kentucky College of Art +  Design.  It’s a live competition where teams of two students battle it out to construct a work of art in two hours using items revealed only at the start of the contest.  The winning team, chosen by the audience, gets $500.  It takes place this evening from 6-9 pm at the 849 Gallery, 849 S. Third.  Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Installation.  Free to art students with ID.

  At the Filson

  The following lecture will be held at the
  Filson Historical Society, 1304 S. Third.
  Free to members and $10 to non-
  members.  To reserve your tickets, go to Integrated.  For general info about the society, go to Filson.

Mar. 30, 6 pm.  Integrated:  The Lincoln Institute, Basketball, and a Vanished Tradition.  Author James W. Miller explores the story of the Lincoln Institute in Shelby County, where students prospered both in the classroom and on the court.
They Say I’m Still Not A Man

On Apr. 1, Man Up/Service for Peace will be presenting They Say I’m Still Not A Man at Salvation Army headquarters, 911 S. Brook, in the Old Male High School building.  Directed by Corey Simpson, it’s based on Jeremiah Wrong’s bestselling book by the same name.  It tells the true story of a man who marries a woman only to discover that everything that glitters about her isn’t gold.  Tickets are $10.  Doors open at 6, and the show starts at 6:30.  Refreshments will be provided by Chef Jalen Wilkerson.  For advance tickets, go to Man.
Two Hearings Scheduled
The Board of Zoning Adjustment is set to review conditional use permits for a B&B at 1470 S. Third and a short-term rental at 1325 S. Brook.  Both hearings take place Monday starting at 8:30 am.  Documents may be viewed at Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services, 444 S. Fifth, Third Floor, from 8 am – 5 pm, M-F.
Rental Registry Deadline Monday
If you’re a landlord in Louisville Metro, your last chance to register on the city’s rental property registry is Monday, Apr. 3.  For more info, and to register, go to Registry.
Dining at the Mansions Apr. 8

Want to experience the grandeur of elegant dining in an historic Old Louisville setting while helping out a good cause?  The sixth annual Dining at the Mansions will take place this year on April 8.  Six mansions and B&Bs will be participating.  The evening starts at 6 with a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception.  At 7, guests will take a guided stroll to their pre-reserved mansion for a multi-course gourmet meal.  Dinner and cocktails are complementary, but participants are asked to donate at least $100 per plate the day of the event.  All proceeds benefit the University of Louisville LGBT Center.  To reserve a seat, go to Mansions.
  Bedding Sale

The Second Street Neighborhood Association’s annual bedding plant sale is here.  You’ll find plants for all types of growing conditions in an array of colors.  Again, flowers will be available in flats, 4-inch pots and hanging baskets.  To celebrate our 30th year, all herbs are just $1.  They are also offering worm castings, the purest and most perfect form of plant food.  Order forms are available at Bedding Sale.

  Bedding Sale Discounts

   If you become a Garden Tour Friend sponsor for $50 for the upcoming Hidden Treasures Garden Tour in June, you can deduct $5 from your bedding order during the Second Street Neighborhood Association’s annual sale.  Sponsors will get a sponsorship sign posted in their yard and receive one free ticket to the tour.  The discount is shown at the end of the plant sale form, or pay online with your credit card at Garden Tour.  If you pay online, just mark your plant order form “Paid OL” to receive your $5 credit.
Answer to Quiz
1.  The house on the right no longer has chimney pots.
2.  The house on the left no longer has a railing on its porch.
3.  The stone work and trim on the two houses has been painted white.
4.  There are now traffic signals.  In the older photo on the left there seems to be a stop sign on a moveable pole.
5.  The first and second light poles have only one intersice.
6.  There’s a white sign on the second light pole.
7.  There’s a street light halfway down Ormsby on the left (hard to see).
8.  The street sign on the left has been moved to the opposite corner.  There’s a new street sign on the right corner.  Both are larger.
9.  There are more street markings.
10.  The church door in the back is painted white.
11.  There are bushes to the left of the church door.
12.  There are considerably more cars.
13.  There are considerably more trees.
Stop by our information center in Central Park to learn more about what Old Louisville has to offer: 
1340 S Fourth St
On the crest of the hill in
Central Park
Louisville, KY 40208

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Walking Tours

Thanks, Louisville, for making our inaugural walking tours of Old Louisville a success in 2016! The 2017 season is now in the planning stages. Look for more news soon.  See you this spring!
Now on Sale!

Shawn Williams' fabulous tribute to Belgravia Court is now on sale at the Old Louisville Neighborhood & Visitors Center in Central Park for just $25.  Makes a great gift and something you'll keep returning to for years to come!  All proceeds go to the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council.
Now on Sale!

Old Louisville t-shirts are now on sale at the Old Louisville Neighborhood & Visitors Center. Price:  $20.  Proceeds benefit the West St. Catherine Neighborhood Association and the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council. Victorian Tales of Terror 2015 and 2016
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