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2008 Sports Award & Recognition Banquet Sunday


Louisville Art Gallery

Annual Jewelry Show and Sale Saturday 4/26

Weekly Interviews

  4th Wednesday of Each Month Community Volunteer

  The Hills are Alive!!

Monday 4/28 Auditions for

the Sound OF Music at the Lofte 


 City-Wide Un-Loved Bicycle Hunt



The call has gone out for Un-Loved, neglected, ugly. forgotten. busted bicycles that are loitering in the back of garages and storage areas.

You are encouraged to round them all up, and drop them off in the 5th Street Studio  parking lot. There is a secret plan for them - and nobody will tell me what it is - Just that they need old nasty-looking bicycles!

Hunt them Down and Drop Them Off!

Check for more details to www.5thStStudio.com



2008 Sports Award & Recognition Banquet

DATE: Sunday, April 27
TIME: 5:00 PM
WHERE: Elementary Gym
WHO: ALL HS athletes, coaches, family, boosters, and supporters.

Hosted by the Louisville Boosters. Teams and athletes will be
recognized for their many achievements during the 2007-2008 school
sport activities.

Still time to RSVP: louisvilleboosters@yahoo.com


Louisville Art Gallery

Annual Jewelry Show and Sale 

This Saturday, April 26, from 11:30am - 4:30pm, is the "Annual Jewelry Show and Sale" that will feature the work of eleven artists. Rose Rutherford, Meridith Merwald Gofta, Jonnie Andersen, Layna Bentley, Gerry Klein, Margie Shanahan, Patsy Smith, Carol DeBuse, Mary Goddard, Lisa Maciejewski and Judy Greff will be showing and selling their work throughout the afternoon on the main floor of the Gallery. With a wide range of styles and materials, this show will offer something to almost everyone.



The Lofte Community Theatre

in Manley will be holding auditions for its  summer musical, " The Sound of Music."   This is the classic love story of a novitiate nun sent by her Mother Superior to work as governess to seven children in 1930s Austria.  Soon Maria and the children's father, the Captain, fall in love against the backdrop of the Third Reich and the onset of World War II.  

All auditions will take place at the Lofte.  Children ages 7-15 will audition on Monday, April 28th at 7pm.  Auditions for all other actors, ages 16 and up will be held on April 29th and 30th at 7pm.  Everyone should bring a prepared solo of no more than one minute.  Accompanist provided.  Actors will also perform cold readings from the script.  Kevin Colbert will direct.  Emily Raasch will be musical director.  

For questions or driving directions, please call the Lofte at 402-234-2553 or visit their website, www.Lofte.com

Lofte Community Theatre
P.O. Box 62
Manley,  NE  68403
Please release the following information.   If I can be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact me, Anne Pope, Director-Public Relations.  Home (402)781-9233.  The Lofte Community Theatre is sincerely grateful for your cooperation.

Good theater anywhere is good for theater everywhere.-- Frank Scheenberger 

Kid's Day at Bloom Where You're Planted Farm
Tuesday, April 29th
This is an unique opportunity to learn about agriculture while enjoying the great outdoors!  See a cow being milked, pet a baby calf, and sample locally-produced Legacy Milk!  Take a guided tour of the 127-year-old farm where you'll learn about farming practices 100 years ago, 50 years ago, and today. 
Reservations are now being accepted for groups of 10 or more people.  Children of all ages are welcome, and we will customize your tour to suit the age level of your group.  The cost is $3.00/person.  Children ages 2 & under and paid school staff members are free with a minimum of 10 paying guests.  We'll provide every group with a packet of farm-related coloring and activity pages so you can continue your learning experience after you leave the farm.  SPECIAL VALUE:  Add lunch to your tour for just $2.00 more--that's just $5.00/person!  Lunch includes hot dogs, chips, carrots/celery and Legacy Milk or bottled water.   
 Morning and afternoon time slots are still available.  Call 402-267-4104 or Email Editor@AvocaNebraska.com now to make a reservation.  Bloom Where You're Planted Farm is at 911-108th St. rural Avoca, NE.  Visit our website, www.bloompumpkinpatch.com, for a map and directions.
BUILD Events Committee Update
Plans are on target for "Air Your Art in Louisville."
The BUILD events committee recently visited area art shows to attract
additional  artists for the art fair in the park.
There will be live entertainment throughout the day in the city park as well.
The city parade will be held at 2:00 p.m.
registration forms are here: Click Here
The banner project has been delayed due to time constrictions, but we are looking forward to the "unveiling" of the banners at next year's event.
The events committee is looking into transportation ideas between the various locations where special events are being held; such as Louisville Care Community's Health Fair, 5th St. Studio's ARTflea Market, the Art Gallery's "Thrown and Blown" and Feather's Garden Party.
Louisville will be the place to be on May 17th for "Air Your Art in Louisville!!" 


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From the Editor
Nuclear Testing
Artsy Epicenter

I  remember when Melody and Liz opened their doors June 1996, and the era of the Louisville Art Chicks officially began. There were some seriously raised eyebrows in town.

The idea that a chicky - womens lunch dress-up party boutique complete with red feathered  boas, bright festive hats, off-key singing, dancing, colorful chalk drawings on the sidewalk, and all things whimsy would locate in a dusty little river town like Louisville was just crackers.

 The good ol boys on Main Street, .. we all gave it about 3 weeks.

Shows how bright I am! 

Little did I know, that succesful women from all around the area, Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, even Des Moines would soon make the Art Chicks in Louisville a must see destination and the reputation would grow, and grow. The concept had never been done before, and now there are Art Chicks Copy businesses across the country. Look what they started! You have to be impressed.

The "Ladies who Lunch" arrived in their Mercedes, BMW's, Lexus and Porshe and had a great time escaping their routine in their Meca to Louisville.

Since Art Chicks opened in June of '96 we have seen: Louisville Art Gallery - Coop-de-Ville  - Feathers - Chick-er-Doodles - Studio - Envy Salon and now 5thStreet Studio. All seeking to be where that great artsy feeling is; in Louisville.

When some thing is obviously working,

it just makes sense to build on it.

The idea is to build on the momentum of the last 10 years and focus attention on Louisville as a fun artsy, weekend destination. We are right between Omaha and Lincoln, and close to great venues like Louisville Lakes, Platte River and Mahoney parks.

Our Weekend Guests happily contribute to the Sales Tax coffers, which in turn allow us to build needed infrastructure, streets, water systems, parks and all things that keep our City strong and vital.

It just seems to make a lot of sense!


  But, is it possible to imagine Rural Louisville 

as the New Nucleus of the local Art Scene?


May 17th begins the testing!


Having Fun and Geiger Testing South of the River
Computer John