The Taste of Derby Festival
Benefiting Dare to Care Food Bank
Wednesday, April 17
Louisville Slugger Field
Food, Bourbon and wine tastings
Sponsored by Brown-Forman Corporation, the "Taste of Derby Festival" is one of the most popular events of the Kentucky Derby Festival and the largest fundraising event for Dare to Care Food Bank. Guests will experience good food from over 50 of Louisville's finest restaurants, bourbon tasting, and wine tasting. The "Best Bloody Mary Contest", won by A P Crafters in 2012 is sponsored by Finlandia Vodka. Last year, the "People's Choice Award" was won by Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse. Vote for your favorite restaurant in 2013. Attendees will be eligible to participate in a silent auction with items donated from all over Kentuckiana. Come and enjoy the Kentucky Derby Festival's exquisite "Taste of Derby Festival" event.
The Mighty Kindness Earth Day Hoot
6th Annual Mighty Kindness Earth Day Hoot
Saturday, April 13
Waterfront Park's Brown-Forman Amphitheater 1217 River Road (next to Tumbleweed)
In 2008 a small group of musicians, teachers, activists and healers started an online resource at www.mightykindness.org with contacts for local green business, natural medicine and healing, community services, peace and social justice, local farms and markets.
At the Hoot, you can let the kids play and be entertained by Turners Circus while you shop for one-of-a-kind, local upcycled Art, Jewelry and Handmade Goods all the while being inspired by the Earth Tribe Dance Co, Taoist Tai Chi Society, Gypsies of the Nile, and Nia with Shine in the Circle Dance.
Come hear why Louisville.com called the Hoot, "one of the top 15 music festivals", with local musicians like- Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, Sandpaper Dolls, Butch Rice, The Dirty Church Revival, Alanna Fugate, The Tunesmiths and Quiet Hollers. To make it a real Hootenanny, you can bring your instrument and make music with Tom Boone, Dan Bowlds and all kind of musicians at the Community Jam.
There are over a dozen different free workshops, learning incredible eco-friendly and community building skills with local innovators. The free workshops include seed saving, growing mushrooms, green building, rermaculture, organics, timebank bartering, hemp, activism and more.
Animal Cruelty Prevention Month
Every April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Shamrock Pet Foundation would like to share two public service announcements and ask that everyone help fight animal cruelty.
There are two types of animal cruelty: they are passive cruelty, and active cruelty. Passive cruelty involves cases of neglect or abandonment. Neglect is the failure to provide an animal with the most basic of requirements of food, water, shelter and veterinary care. Examples of neglect are starvation, dehydration, parasite infestations, allowing a collar to grow into an animal's skin, inadequate shelter in extreme weather conditions, and failure to seek veterinary care when an animal needs medical attention.
Active cruelty is when a person has deliberately and intentionally caused harm to an animal, including the animal being beaten, mutilated, set on fire, shot or killed. Animal fighting and puppy mills are also considered active cruelty. Dog fighting is illegal in all fifty states and being an observer at a dog fight is against the law in forty-seven states.
Shockingly, nearly ninety percent of animals that die every year are cause of animal abuse and animal neglect. However, you do not have to be a cop, a lawyer or a judge to fight animal cruelty. If you witness an act of animal cruelty, please contact your local law enforcement or animal control immediately.
Copyright 2013 WAVE News. All rights reserved.