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June 2012 Events Calendar

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Summer doesn’t officially begin until the Summer Solstice on June 20. But even at the start of June, we are already wearing shorts and sun dresses while summer events fill our calendars. With art shows, free outdoor concerts, farmers' markets, cooking demonstrations and weaving classes, there is no shortage of things to do in Louisville.

1. Tai Chi Chuan at Bernheim

When: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Where: Bernheim Education Center
Both beginners and returning students are welcome to practice Tai Chi at Bernheim. The course is 10 weeks, and goes into August, but students can join after the session has started. Call (502) 955-8512 for registration and payment information.

2. "Samurai" exhibit

Where: Frazier History Museum
When: Through September 30
This 3,800 square foot exhibition explores the world's most notorious warrior culture. The beauty, artistry and danger of this Japanese noble class has fascinated individuals for centuries. Admission is free for kids 14 and under.

3. DINNER(re)WORKS 2012: Back on the Table

Where: University of Louisville’s Cressman Center at 100 East Main Street
When: Friday, June 1-Saturday, July 7
16 artists, including three from Kentucky, are featured in this 5-week exhibition. The show and sale benefit the programs of the Louisville Visual Art Association (LVAA). During the Cressman Center’s regular hours, the exhibition is free to the public.

4. St. Matthews Farmers' Market

Where: Beargrass Christian Church in St. Matthews
When: Saturday, June 2, 8 a.m.-noon
Now in its sixth year, the St. Matthews Farmers' Market season begins May 12. The markets take place weekly. Beargrass Christian Church is located at 4100 Shelbyville Road.

5. Crescent Hill Garden Tour

Where: Crescent Hill
When: Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
What better way to celebrate spring than to tour 10 private gardens. Day of tickets can be purchased at the Peterson-Dumesnil House at 301 S. Peterson Ave. There will also be a brunch served at the Peterson-Dumesnil House from 10 a.m.-noon.

6. Spin A Yarn Storytelling Festival

Where: Little Loomhouse
When: Saturday, June 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The 4th annual storytelling festival will feature bluegrass music, spinning and weaving demonstrations, crafts, tours and a raffle. Admission is $2, but children six and under are free and adults 65 and older are $1. Be one of the first 200 visitors and receive a free Little Loomhouse shirt.

7. Cherokee Triangle Summer Concert

Where: Willow Park
When: Sunday, June 3, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
The tradition of summer concerts in the Highlands continues this year. The performances are on Sunday nights, from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m., in Willow Park. The event is free, but donations for Highlands Community Ministries‘ Dare to Care food bank (either canned goods or toiletries) are appreciated.

8. Flyover Film Festival

When: Thursday, June 7-Sunday, June 10
Where: Various venues
This is the fourth year of Flyover Film Festival, and this year screenings will be held at Speed Art Museum, Dreamland Film Center, Headliners Music Hall, and Kentucky Center for the Arts. The festival is produced by the Louisville Film Society, an organization brining experimental, independent, and international cinema to Louisville.

9. Cooking Demonstration at The Fresh Market

Where: 10480 Shelbyville Rd.
When: Friday, June 8, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
This cooking demonstration features steak with a red wine glaze. Pair that with a salad, and you have a weekend dinner.

10. Evening in the Garden at Farmington

When: Friday, June 8, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Farmington
This event, which includes cocktails, entertainment, auctions and more, will celebrate Gil Holland as the guest of honor. Tickets are $175 and include a peek at Farmington’s historic gardens which have recently been redesigned.

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