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June 9, 2013

VinylFest

June 14-16

Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel

830 Phillips Lane

Friday, 7pm

Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm with after hour events

Blessing Offor concert Saturday night

 9-10:30pm

$15 or $20 for 2 day pass

Complete schedule at www.vinylfest.net

Live performances, dealers, bargain on albums, CD's DVD's, Posters and more!

 

The Louisville International Festival of Magic, Illusion and the Unusual

June 14-16

The Galt House, Downtown Marriott, Whiskey Row Lofts, Baron Theater, Patrick O'Shea's, Brown Theatre, Garage Bar

For the full calendar of events all weekend, visit louisvillemagicfestival.com

Some of the biggest names in magic, including Louisville's own Lance Burton and Mac King, will host shows and events in some of the city's most historic, eclectic and unique venues.

The Gala show at The Brown Theatre, hosted by Mac King and Lance Burton, will feature performers Christopher Hart ("Thing" in the Addams Family), Max Maven (America's foremost mind reader), Michael Goudeau (the most successful juggler in Las Vegas history), Tina Lenert (Stage Magician of the Year at Hollywood's Magic Castle), and Arden James (indescribably wonderful). More than 35 shows are available from Friday thru Sunday, ticket prices range from $17.50 to $52.50.

A portion of the proceeds from the Festival will benefit Kosair Children's Hospital.

 

Humana Legacy Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana and the Humana Foundation are partnering to launch the Humana Legacy Program, an intergenerational mentoring initiative aimed at recruiting new Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers aged 55 and over. The program is supported by Humana Foundation grants totaling $240,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana locally and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

The Humana Legacy Program is intended to improve relationship building between older adults and children while researching the impact of mentoring on the overall well-being of participants. Big Brothers Big Sisters' research has shown that mentoring matches with "Bigs" 55 or older last three times longer than relationships with mentors who are younger.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana currently oversees 70 mentoring match relationships between children and adults 55 and older. This new program will allow Big Brothers Big Sisters to expand those matches.

Recent studies have shown that when generations come together, everyone benefits-children and youth, older adults and the community at large. Children are exposed to their elders' traditions and wisdom, while adults are able to expand their social networks and stay physically active, improving their health outcomes. Intergenerational programs can also help to dispel age-related myths and stereotypes.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana serves 12 counties in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. If successful, the Humana Legacy Program may serve as a pilot for Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in additional locations across the country.

For more information on the Humana Legacy Program, visit bbbsky.org.

 

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