Tuesday, May 27, 2014

All Day Board Games by the Louisville Board Gamers on May 31st

It’s time to get your game on at the All Day Board Games hosted by the Louisville Board Gamers on Saturday, May 31st. No matter the age, there will be a fun game for everyone and plenty of group activities. This gaming event will take place at the Ramada Plaza Hotel located at 9700 Bluegrass Parkway in Louisville. Admission is only $5 and the doors will be open from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., or until the last dice is rolled. Children aged 8 or under may attend for free if accompanied by an adult.

The All Day Board Games event offers a great way to meet new people who enjoy the same types of games. Game enthusiasts will find hundreds of games to choose from within the extensive board game library, so there is sure to be something fun for any age. Gamers will find genres ranging from social and card games to unique Euro games. The favored classics like chess and checkers will also be open for those that prefer more traditional games.

Families and friends that love a good board game will not want to miss the All Day Board Games hosted by The Louisville Board Gamers this Saturday. Over 100 board games will be available starting at 11:00 a.m. at the Ramada Plaza Hotel on Bluegrass Parkway. Players are also welcome to bring their own favorites from home. The admission is $5 for ages 9 and older, with children aged 8 or under admitted free with an adult.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Pitt Academy’s 30th Annual Bar-B-Q Festival May 17th

You don’t have to be an alum of Pitt Academy to visit their annual Bar-B-Q Festival. The event begins at 4 pm on May 17th, and ends at 11 pm. Best of all: anyone is welcome to attend. Delicious BBQ will be served the whole time, but there are plenty of activities outside of eating to keep you busy.

BBQ on Preston

Pitt Academy’s 30th annual Bar-B-Q Festival is this year, and if you’ve never been now is the time. The festival has truly taken on a carnival atmosphere over the years, but the food alone makes this event worth visiting.

Barbecue chefs from Ole Hickory Pitt oversee the meat, which is slow-cooked over natural wood. That’s the way BBQ is meant to be cooked. Feast on chicken, mutton or pork – or taste it all. Of course, you’ll have a full range of side dishes to choose from as well. Cole slaw, potato salad and baked beans are all on the menu, naturally.

While you’re at the festival, listen to the live music and walk among the many booths that ring the event. Game booths provide plenty of adult fun. Send the kids to the children’s area, where they’ll find games and activities made for them. All the proceeds of the festival go to a worthy cause, and you’ll get a day of fun in return.

Community Influence

Pitt Academy is a private school that teaches alternative learning methods to students who have difficulty functioning in a more traditional school environment. The school is non-profit, so all of the proceeds of the BBQ festival benefit Pitt Academy.

The school is located at 6010 Preston Highway, where it’s surrounded by several Louisville communities. Pitt is near Okolona, Poplar Hills and Lynnview. These residential areas are surrounded by shopping, restaurants, parks and other family-oriented attractions. This part of Louisville is so packed with stuff to do and places to go, it functions almost like its own mini-city.

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Library Hosts Its Annual How-To Festival May 10th

The Louisville Free Public Library hosts its How-To Festival on Saturday, May 10 from 10am to 3pm. The Festival will be held at the Main Library at 301 York Street in Louisville.  This is a free event where presentations are held throughout the library and may be the only place you could possibly overhear someone ask "Do I want to learn to tie a bow tie or learn to repair drywall next?"

Learn More Than 50 Things in 5 Hours for Free

The original idea for this festival was to teach on 50 topics over a 5 hour time span, but the festival has now grown to 152 topics. Presenters range from local experts in their fields to passionate volunteers who have mastered a hobby to professors on this expansive list of subjects. The schedule has been created with the location of each presentation shown on an included map of the library.

Most presentations are scheduled for 45 minutes at the designated location with a 15 minute break before the next set of presentations begin, but there are exceptions.  It is recommended that you download and review the schedule prior to heading out for the festival.

How to Decide

With so many choices it will be difficult to decide between learning to yodel and learning to make shadow puppets.  Luckily there is not a conflict between the presentations for making ice cream in a bag and the one on learning how to age gracefully. Learn how to raise chickens in the city, play mahjong and shoot a bow and arrow all on the same Saturday afternoon at the Louisville library.

Perhaps the first presentation should titled How-To Decide Which Presentations To Attend!

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cooking at the Cottage in Louisville on May 7th and 8th

Cooking and the culinary arts present fascinating and endless topics to explore with a delectable reward at the end of the demonstration or class.  Cooking at the Cottage in Louisville has a full list of classes that often sell out early due to their popularity.

How to Host a Shrimp Boil

On Wednesday, May 7th at 6:30 p.m., Lelia Gentle of DreamCatcher Farm will teach a class on hosting a Low Country Shrimp Boil.  The demonstration and menu include the traditional foods associated with these fun meals. Outdoor dining weather is here and a picnic table covered in newspapers and scattered with shrimp, potatoes and corn on the cob is a great alternative to grilling. With Memorial Day and Independence Day just around the corner, doesn't hosting a shrimp boil for your friends and family sound like fun?

What Do I Do with a Whole Beef Tenderloin?

Cooking at the Cottage presents Let's Meat for Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on May 8th. John Plymale of Porcini will demonstrate how to handle, trim and portion a whole beef tenderloin.  Buying whole pieces of meat is more economical and this class is designed to teach you how to take advantage of the benefits of buying an entire beef tenderloin.  The menu for this class will make your mouth water just reading it.  The menu includes Beef Tenderloin Medallions with Bearnaise Sauce, Boursin Creamed Spinach with Garlic Crumbs, Pan Seared, Twice Baked Potato Cakes with Pancetta and White Cheddar Cheese and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Ice Cream Sandwiches. Yum!!

Both of these demonstration classes are $45 per person.  The Cooking at the Cottage class schedule offers both hands-on and demonstration-type classes.  A future class at Cooking at the Cottage could make an excellent Mother's Day gift! Cooking at the Cottage is located at 3739 Lexington Road in Louisville.

About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the - Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!