Events for the weekend of June 4-6
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Start: 06/04/2010 - 5:00 pm
End: 06/05/2010 - 1:00 pm
Location: Portland Neighborood, Louisville KY
Address: Portland Avenue from around 33rd Street to 39th Street
Price:Description: The Portland Festival (also knows as the Portland Family Reunion) is a yearly festival in the Portland neighborhood. Not only is it a celebration of our often-overlooked neighborhood and a chance for families to reconnect, it's also a fundraiser for various neighborhood charities. In 2009 we raised over $6000 for neighborhood projects, including charities which make sure our neighborhood children have a good Christmas. In 2010 the festival is Friday June 4th, 2010 and Saturday June 5th, 2010.
Start: 06/04/2010 - 11:00 am
End: 06/04/2010 - 3:00 pm
Location: Cathedral of the Assumption - Undercroft
Address: 433 S Fifth St
Phone: (502) 582-2971
Website: http://www.cathedraloftheassumption.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=123&Itemid=207 
Description: The AIDS Ministry Awareness Committee with The Cathedral of the Assumption will host its annual Desserts! Desserts! Festival. Desserts are donated by many of Louisville and Southern Indiana's finest restaurants. Homemade soup will also be served. Desserts! Desserts! is a fundraiser for the House of Ruth, a social service agency in Louisville for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Mark your calendars: the 2010 Desserts Festival will be held on Friday, June 4th from 11am-3pm in the Cathedral Undercroft.
Flame Run Presents Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott Glass Art Exhibit
Start: 06/04/2010 - 10:00 am
End: 07/30/2010 - 4:00 pm
Location: Flame Run Gallery
Address: 828 E. Market Street
Website: http://www.flamerun.com 
Description: Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery will celebrate the work of Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott, the Australian couple whose reclining leaf series and other signature blown and cold-worked collaborations have won international acclaim. The exhibit opens June 4 and runs through July 30. An opening night reception begins at 5 p.m. The couple’s most recent work focuses on botanica: leaves, pods, buds, and seeds. Edols spends most of his time blowing glass using Italian techniques he learned from Lino Tagliapietra, the Italian maestro, and Elliott specializes in cold working techniques. Their work has been exhibited in the U.S., Australia, Japan, Germany, England and Italy. They live in Sydney, Australia. The exhibit will open the week before Ingenious Possibilities, the Glass Art Society’s 40th annual conference in Louisville from June 10 through 12, which features more than 50 glass art exhibits at venues across the city. “Having the Glass Art Society’s (GAS) annual conference in Louisville gave us a chance to exhibit Ben and Kathy’s very striking collaborations,” said Flame Run owner Brook White, a conference co-chair. Edols is doing a demonstration during the GAS conference and a post-GAS conference workshop at Flame Run. The workshop opens at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 14, and ends Friday, June 18.
Breaking Symmetry with Slate Grove
Start: 06/05/2010 - 9:00 am
End: 06/09/2010 - 9:00 pm
Location: Louisville Glassworks
Address: 815 W. Market Street
Website: http://www.louisvilleglassworks.com 
Price: Call for information on pricing
This class is intended for those with
some experience blowing glass to break out of the functional mode and
start seeing glass in 3 Dimensions. This class will deal with everything
from closed forms and blow punties to inside sculpting with oxy/propane
torches. Issues of heating, turning, carrying more glass and preparing
the proper shaped bubble for the final outcome will be constant
conversation throughout the class. A love for experimentation and some
glass experience required. Instructor Bio: Slate Grove received his BFA
from the Cleveland Institute of Art and has taught at Snow Farm: The New
England Craft Program, Williamsburg, Mass., 160 Glass, Brooklyn, NY and
Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY as well as having been a visiting artist at
Rochester Institute of Technology and Iowa State University. Slate has
exhibited work in Seattle, WA; Chicago, IL; Toronto, Ontario, Canada;
New York, NY; Cleveland, OH; and Louisville, KY and is currently the
Glass Studio Coordinator at Penland School of Crafts.
Crescent Hill Garden Tours
Start: 06/05/2010 - 9:00 am
End: 06/05/2010 - 5:00 pm
Address: 205 South Peterson Avenue
Website: http://crescenthillgardentour.org 
The Crescent Hill Garden Club is very
excited to offer this year a garden tour that reflects the diversity of
our wonderful neighborhood.
Bottles & Bourbon: Then and Now
Start: 06/05/2010 - 9:00 am
End: 07/17/2010 - 5:00 pm
Location: Frazier International History Museum
Address: 829 W. Main Street
Price:Description: For over 100 years, glass has been the choice material to bottle spirits. The ability of glass to provide an uncontaminated environment is obviously important in protecting the precious liquor, but its transparency also reveals the liquor's character. This exhibition is part of the Glass Art Society Conference (June 10-12).
Meet and Greet Pablo from Nickelodeon’s The Backyardigans at Louisville Zoo
Start: 06/06/2010 - 12:00 pm
End: 06/06/2010 - 4:00 pm
Location: Louisville Zoo
Website: http://www.louisvillezoo.org 
Price: Free with Zoo admission
Description: Special guest Pablo from the popular children’s show The Backyardigans will be hosting a special meet and greet opportunity in the Zoo Vision building. Be sure to bring your cameras! Pablo is an imaginative, frenetic little penguin who’s a bit tightly wound. Pablo thinks, speaks, acts, and reacts quickly – but by no means is he a birdbrain. He’s always ready to help his backyard playmates as they explore the High Seas, the Frozen North, or the Wild West. He may not be the most agile or graceful of the friends, but he’s enthusiastic and determined. He’s one penguin who loves to play.
The Film Food, Inc - The Farmers' Market
Start: 06/06/2010 - 6:00 pm
End: 06/10/2010 - 8:30 pm
Location: Beargrass Christian Church
Address: 4100 Shelbyville Road
Website: http://www.beargrass.org 
Description: To learn more about the importance of Farmers’ Markets, plan to view the film Food, Inc. in partnership with the Community Farm Alliance’s participation in the Ingredients for Change Campaign, a nationwide initiative to address America’s alarming rates of obesity and other major health problems directly linked to our country’s food system. The Ingredients for Change Campaign is a collaboration of Active Voice and Participant Media. A discussion will follow the showing of clips from the movie. This event will be offered for adults and youth. Online registration is available at www.beargrass.org .
Leave No Trace Overnight Awareness Workshop
Start: 06/05/2010 - 1:00 pm
End: 06/06/2010 - 11:00 am
Location: Jefferson Memorial Forest
Address: 11311 Mitchell Hill Road
Description: Leave No Trace is a national and international program designed to assist outdoor enthusiasts with their decisions about how to reduce their impacts when they recreate outdoors. Green Earth Outdoors, an affiliated partner and approved training provider for the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has partnered with the Forest for this workshop. Participants will receive introductory training in the skills and ethics of Leave No Trace and the opportunity to practice them on an overnight camping trip. Workshop topics include the underlying ethics and seven principles of Leave No Trace: Plan Ahead and Prepare Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces Dispose of Waste Properly Leave What You Find Minimize Campfire Impacts Respect Wildlife Be Considerate of Other Visitors Cost covers food, group equipment, camp fees, course equipment, and includes handouts, a Leave No Trace patch and sticker and an Awareness Workshop certificate. Program meets in the Horine Reservation. Pre-registration required.