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Riverboat Pavilion Designs

Thursday April 17, 2014

nullBelle of Louisville turns 100 this year. In her honor, a Centennial Festival of Riverboats will be rocking Louisville Waterfront from October 14-19, 2014.

Plans for this celebration have already begun. For example, an international design competition was held for a proposed temporary pavilion designed for festival activities. Architects, designers, and artists submitted proposals for a small-scale, temporary and multipurpose pavilion. Current Affairs: Louisville Waterfront Pavilion Competition, is an exhibit of these designs. The design entries will be on view at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (KMAC) from April 19-June 29.

The winning pavilion will be selected by a jury of regional arts and business leaders and will be announced on June 14, 2014. Visitors to the museum will also be able to vote for a special Viewer's Choice Award.

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Garlic, Delicious Garlic...

Wednesday April 9, 2014

Did you know National Garlic Day is April 19? I didn't, but now that I know I am certain I will be celebrating. Right now I'm thinking I'll saute up a garlicky dish at home, but if I'm feeling like dining out, I'll head to Bristol Bar & Grill East at 300 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy. They are honoring the spicy bulb with a menu of "garlic soup, a roasted garlic and blue cheese bruschetta appetizer, and Marksburry Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic" on Saturday, April 19.

Here are 5 garlic fun facts to gear up your celebrations.

  1. Garlic is considered both a vegetable and an herb.
  2. There are approximately four calories in a clove of garlic.
  3. Garlic may help to combat disease, colds, and flu. In ancient Greece and Rome, garlic was used as medicine.
  4. To remove the smell of garlic from your hands, run cold water over your hands while rubbing a stainless steel object.
  5. Alliumphobia is the fear of garlic. Individuals who experience alliumphobia may also exhibit anxiety or fear to other alliums (bulb plants such as chives, leeks, and onions).

Get Your Garlic Fix:
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Buy Garlic at the Bardstown Rd. Farmers Market
Get Fresh & Local Produce at The Root Cellar

Helicopter Easter Egg Drop

Monday April 7, 2014

Looking for a new take on your family's annual egg hunt? Head to Prospect and join the fun as the Easter Bunny drops thousands of eggs from the sky. Along with an action packed egg hunt, expect candy, prizes, games, and inflatables, too.

  • When: April 19, 12-2 p.m.
  • Where: River Valley Christian Church, 12650 W US Hwy 42, Prospect, KY, 40059
  • Cost: Most games and activities are FREE.

The event is optimal for kids through 5th grade. Food available for purchase.

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Where to Watch Thunder Over Louisville

Saturday April 5, 2014

null'Tis the season, Thunder Over Louisville will rock the Ohio River next Saturday. Will you be watching? Where will you station your friends and family for the big event?

If you are still looking for a spot, here are a few ideas:

Celebrate Thunder at the Cressman Center
Family-friendly, refreshments, a short walk to the waterfront.
Although you can watch the fireworks from the roof, there are buildings blocking your full view.

The Galt House Hotel
Pros: Right on the waterfront, stellar views of the fireworks.
It's a pricey ticket, especially if you want to bring the whole family.

Thunderblast at the Kentucky Science Center
Pros: Indoor and outdoor activities, food and beverage vendors. Also, a late movie for folks to avoid traffic after the show.
Cons: If you are not with a group of kids, this is not the event for you.

Other Options
Of course, the above are ticketed events. If you choose, make a day of it! Bring a blanket and snacks to the waterfront and cozy in for an afternoon air show and fireworks after sundown. There will be plenty of people doing the same, it's a chance to feel the Derby fever rising. Not up for a crowd? Try Iroquois Park, the high overlook points offer a great, albeit faraway, view of the Thunder firework display.

When is Thunder Over Louisville 2014?

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