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    Fifth Third Bank $1,000,000 Hole-in-One Golf Contest

    Each day, ten people will qualify to advance to the semifinals. All hole-in-one qualifiers will go directly to the finals at Seneca Golf Course, hole eight on Tuesday, May 1. All others who qualified, will advance to the semifinals and will be given three shots to try to proceed on to the Finals.  (Those who will proceed to the finals are those hitting closest to the hole, filling the remaining spaces of the 50 total finalist positions.) There will be 53 positions available at the Finals, so there is a lot of opportunity. You don't get the million unless a hole-in-one is made in the actual Finals...but not bad for a day's work.  If  there is not a hole-in-one at finals, the closest to the hole will receive $5,000. The qualifier shot is 100 yards for everyone. The finals shot is 150 yards for men and 135 yards for women.

    April 19–29, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
    Louisville Water Tower
    3005 River Road
    $1 per ball, free for spectators

    Studio Tobac Tour at Riverside Cigar Shop & Lounge

    Riverside will be hosting the first Studio Tobac tour Event in the Midwest. This will be your only chance to get Studio Tobac Samplers, they have some great cigars in them again this year. There'll  also be a cigar roller and raffling of his creations for the night. Event specials include samplers with box purchase, multiple samplers and swag with multiple box purchases.

    April 19, 2-11:30 p.m.
    Riverside Cigar Shop & Lounge
    201 Spring St.
    Jeffersonville, Ind.

    Chelsea Grin with Attila, For the Fallen Dreams, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, Vanna and Volumes at Expo 5

    Party-hearty, death metal rockers Attila formed while in high school in their hometown of Atlanta in 2005. For the Fallen Dreams was founded in 2003 and features vocalist Chad Ruhlig, guitarists Jim Hocking and Jason Spencer.

    April 19, 6:30 p.m.
    Expo 5
    2900 7th Street

    Carmichael's hosts a book launch, talk and reading for "The Cornbread Mafia"

    Carmichael's is pleased to host author James Higdon on the release day for his exciting new expose "The Cornbread Mafia." In the summer of 1987, Johnny Boone set out to grow and harvest one of the greatest outdoor marijuana crops in modern times. By doing so, he set into motion a series of events that defined him and his associates as the largest homegrown marijuana syndicate in American history, also known as "The Cornbread Mafia." This is a real page-turner and filled with unforgettable Kentucky characters.

    April 20, 7 p.m.
    Carmichael's Bookstore
    2720 Frankfort Avenue

    Funny Ladies of the 'Ville 4

    Funny Ladies began in 2009 as a lark under the umbrella of Sub Rosa: The Gypsy Courtyard, but was so successful that it has been continued independently every year since. Performing on this year's show: Holly Lynnea, Mandee McKelvey Janelle Fitzpatrick, Kimby Peterson, Cate Willard Lindsay Boling, Courtney Kay Meyer and Amber LaGore with April Singer, performing an improvisational comedy scene together.

    April 20, 7:30 p.m.
    The Rudyard Kipling
    422 W. Oak St.

    Pilots on the Patio at Sully's Saloon

    The Blue Angels Pilots of the Thunder Over Louisville Air Show will be at Sully's Saloon the night before the big show. Come meet the pilots on the largest patio on Fourth Street Live! as they gear up for one of the best shows Louisville has ever seen.

    April 20, 8 p.m.
    Sully's Saloon
    Fourth Street Live!

    Thunder Over Louisville 2012

    Rated as one of the top 100 events in North America, the Derby Festival's Opening Ceremonies is truly a sight to behold. And each year, more than 500,000 eager thrill-seekers do just that. The day-long event kicks off the two exciting weeks of events that are part of the annual Kentucky Derby Festival. The Thunder Air Show dazzles the crowd with more than 100 planes, aerobatics teams, daring sky diving teams and breathtaking stunts. When it gets dark, the Thunder rolls. The fireworks will feature the latest in pyrotechnic power from Zambelli Internationale, America's "first family of fireworks". Six barges that are 100-foot open top each assemble on both sides of the 2nd Street Bridge to form the stage from which the fireworks spectacular ignites. The breathtaking and mind-numbing 28-minute show includes Thunder's signature one-mile "waterfall" effect off the bridge, making the fireworks seem to rain down forever. And in the crowd's memory of the show, it does! After more than a decade, the show remains the largest annual pyrotechnic display in North America.

    For more info, read's  guide to Thunder.

    April 21, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.
    The Great Lawn
    Downtown Louisville

    Kentucky State Mini Rabbit-Breeders Convention

    The Kentucky State Rabbit Breeders Association, a club promoting the breeding and showing of all breeds of purebred rabbits, will show a wide variety of breeds in competition and offer education to further to hobby.

    April 21-22,
    Kentucky Exposition Center
    937 Philips Lane

    Clifton Walking Tour

    On the two-hour tour, you'll be shown evidence of the evolution of the area from a sparsely populated rural community in 1830 to a densely settled urban Louisville neighborhood. The event is free, but registration is required. Best for older children and adults. Email or call 502-899-2213 by April 19 to register.

    April 21, 10:30 a.m.
    American Printing House for the Blind
    1839 Frankfort Ave.

    UofL Theatre Arts Department presents 'Plays: A Play'

    Based on conversations with local sports fans and players, this play dramatizes a journey through the sports universe as characters search for someone to help them win a high-stakes game to save a university from a malevolent corporate sponsor. Theater professor Amy Steiger directs the play. “Theater is a social force.” Steiger said. “Community-based plays create civic engagement and connect the arts and the public around areas of common interest. “The situations came out of improvisations based on what the community said, and most of the dialogue is composed of either paraphrases or direct quotations from interviewees.”

    April 18–22
    UofL's Thrust Theatre
    2314 S. Floyd Street

    18th Century Thunder at Locust Grove

    George Rogers Clark's troops from the Northwest Campaign reenact life in a military camp including, cooking, drilling and other demonstrations as well as a memorial service to their leader. Men, women and children in Revolutionary War-era gear will transport your family to another time.

    April 21-22
    Locust Grove
    561 Blankenbaker Lane
    $6 adults, $3 children 6-12

    Festival of the Dogwood

    Come to Audubon Park, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city of Louisville, to enjoy the dogwood trees in bloom. Drive through the neighborhood to see several different varieties of dogwood and join us for a planting demonstration on April 21 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.. On Sunday, the River Cities Concert Band will perform a free concert at 3 p.m. at the Audubon Baptist Church (1046 Hess Lane). Residents will light the trees so that they can be viewed after dark. Audubon Park is located between Preston Street and Poplar Level Road, north of the Watterson Expressway.

    April 20–22
    Audubon Park neighborhood
    Between Preston Street and Poplar Level Road North of Watterson


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