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May 26, 2013

Louisville Children's Museum

A group of teachers, artists, professionals, and community leaders, are trying to start a non-profit children's museum in Louisville. The city would benefit a great deal from a museum which provides hands on learning opportunities, geared towards children ages 12 months to 12 years. The mission of this museum is to spark the curiosity of children of all ages by creating unique learning experiences, which nurture and promote family interaction. There are many exciting exhibit opportunities that will need funding from local sources. If you or your business might be interested in donating, there are several options to donate. They also need donated services from a graphic designer, as well as an artist to create story boards. In addition, they will need donated space for the museum.

They will be accepting donations from individuals as well as corporations. Money is being raised for the first exhibit through www.power2give.org. They have 30 days left for that campaign! People can also give via online at www.louisvillechildrensmuseum.org.

DONATIONS CAN BE MADE AT:

Chase Bank

12016 Shelbyville Road

Louisville, KY 40243

 

Dollywood

Dolly Parton discussed her new thrill rides and attractions at Dollywood. Last year, Dollywood opened the $20 Million Wild Eagle, the country's first wing coaster. The 3,127-foot steel coaster won the amusement industry's Golden Ticket Award for best new ride, sweeping the event with five awards including Friendliest Park, Best Shows and Best Food.

This year, the company opens its second history-making coaster, RiverRush, at its award-winning 35-acre water adventure park, Dollywood's Splash Country. RiverRush represents the next generation of water coasters, and it's the first in the state of Tennessee.

RiverRush combines all of the powerful climbs, plunging drops, thrilling twists and razor-sharp turns of a traditional land coaster for the very latest in jaw-dropping waterpark experiences:

·Propelled by a high-speed conveyor belt, RiverRush's four-person toboggan-style boats climb 237 feet in preparation for a plunging 25-foot, 45-degree drop -- just like a roller coaster!

·Standing four stories tall, RiverRush's smooth, jolt-free tube track takes riders past the trees as it navigates three additional drops powered by hydro magnetic drive motors.

·What follows is a thrilling combination of multiple hairpin turns and dark tunnels, all accompanied by rushing water.

·The track covers more than an acre in a newly developed area near the park's Big Bear Plunge white water rafting inspired slide. It spans 1,175 feet - just one foot less than New York's tallest building, One World Trade Center.

Over at Dollywood, the park's Great American Summer begins June 22, it's six weeks of extended park hours and a nightly musical fireworks extravaganza. For more information please visit http://www.dollywood.com/themepark/overview/GAS.aspx.

 

Custom Quality Services, Inc

Phil Berry is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Custom Quality Services, Inc. CQS is a Louisville based, non-profit organization, with the mission of providing meaningful employment for individuals with disabilities, in a normalized work environment.

The Lenny Lyles Sportsperson of the Year Award is named for Lenny Lyles who was a Louisville, KY native and star football player for U of L and the Baltimore Colts.  Lenny Lyles never forgot where he came from and gave back to his community during his career and retirement. This annual award recognizes one male and female sportsperson who excelled in both sports and also gives back to the community. Individuals must be connected to sports in amateur or professional athletics in the Louisville Metro Area. Simply go to lennylylesaward.com to purchase tickets to the event. The Lenny Lyles Awards Banquet will be Thursday, June 6 at 6pm at Papa John's Brown & Williamson Club. Single tickets are $160.

 

Summer Fling

Cabo Wabo Board Members invites you to join them for their 17th Annual Summer Fling! Come enjoy live music, beer, wine, liquor, food & each other for another wonderful charity! Cabo Wabo picture frames will be floating around to capture you at the party!

Saturday, June 1

8 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Bowman Field - Central American Airways Hanger

Bring: $15 & new or gently used backpacks

Featuring: Jefferson Tarc Bus Performing LIVE

Benefits: Blessings in a Backpack

www.cabowabo.org

NO OUTSIDE BEVERAGES ALLOWED

NO ONE UNDER 21 ADMITTED

DON'T DRINK & DRIVE - PLEASE HAVE A DESIGNATED DRIVER

 

The 5th annual Spin-A-Yarn Storytelling Festival

The Little Loomhouse Presents

The 5th annual Spin-A-Yarn Storytelling Festival

328 Kenwood Hill Road

Saturday, June 1

11:00 AM -3:00 PM

$2; $1 for seniors, ages 6 and under are free

littleloomhouse.org

They will have storytelling from several talented Kentuckiana residents, including Dawne Gee of WAVE 3 News. It is a family-friendly festival that includes bluegrass music from The Shuttle Winders, weaving and spinning demonstrations, a blacksmith, and historic cabin tours.

The first 200 visitors to the Spin-A-Yarn Storytelling Festival will receive a free Little Loomhouse t-shirt. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit The Little Loomhouse. There will be free parking behind DeSales High School,  free TARC Trolley transportation between DeSales and The Little Loomhouse. Please be advised that the Little Loomhouse is in a rustic setting on a steep hill. Access to the storytelling area is via a sloped gravel pathway.

Home of the Happy Birthday Song and founded in 1939 by Master Weaver Lou Tate Bousman, The Little Loomhouse is one of the few organizations devoted to keeping the ancient art of handweaving and its history alive. The Little Loomhouse consists of three restored, century-old, board and batten cabins listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is designated as a Kentucky State Historic Site, and a Louisville Landmark.

 

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