Newsletter – October/november

Posted by chaska on October 14, 2008

Mmmm, hot cider and pumpkin flavored everything!

Happy Fall everyone! I know the economy has hit a lot of us below the belt, but hopefully some of the upcoming events can bring a smile to your face – and not too great a shock on your pocket book. We do still have some of our regular events such as the Supper Speakeasy and the Wine & Wisdoms, but we are adding several lower cost events to the roster as well to ensure that we all still have a great way to get together and commiserate and converse!

You’ll notice that Matt Landan, from Derby City Espresso and I have teamed up to bring you some fun Tuesday Tastings, a regular series featuring coffees, teas and beers starting in November. A bit of fun, a bit of education and a great gathering space for meeting new folks and catching up with old friends.

We also have the first of two Miracle Fruit Twisted Tastings Parties. Our first one on Nov. 9, the “come-and-get-that-awful-election-taste-out-of-your-mouth” Party, will be open only to newsletter recipients and their guests with a special pricing. And no matter who you voted for, at least (I hope) it’s over with and decided. The public party on Nov. 21 will be open to all at our regular price.

Happy Halloween! Feliz Día de los Muertos! Feliz Día de los Santos!

Be sure to get out and vote – and remember no vote is ever a wasted vote! And by not voting, you’re only giving more power to those who do.


19153-Halloween_Time__D_Screensaver Thursday, October 23
Supper Speakeasy – Something Wicked This Way Comes…
6:30pm drinks and conversation, 7:30pm dinner
$75 per person
Includes, coursed meal, wines, gratuity and tax

It’s that time again. Our next Supper Speakeasy is around the corner and I want to be sure you have first dibs on making your reservation. We’ll be enjoying some fine cuisine along with tales of Louisville’s hauntings with Mr. Ghost Walker himself, Robert Parker. I know a few of you have verbally made your “reservations” with me, but please respond to this email to confirm. As of this writing we have only 12 spots left. Location and password to be given 48 hrs prior to the evening. Masks encouraged. Costumes welcome. Menu to be posted as soon as it’s available. Vegetarian options available.

Saturday, October 25
Picnics & Flicks DOUBLE FEATURE
“BYOM”-Bring your own Meat (or veggies) Grill Fest
EP Tom Sawyer State Park, 3000 Frey’s Hill Rd
5:00pm-til end of movie
Members: Free Non-members: $5 for adults and children
Costumes are Welcome
Percentage of Proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

BVS presented a new monthly summer series, every third Saturday of each month, and Saturday, Sept. 20 was our farewell to summer and Picnics n Flicks for 08!  BUT, due to such a HUGE demand and response, we will present a Double Feature for October and celebrate Halloween with Monster House for the kids followed by the original classic, Friday the 13th. The event will feature free candy, s’mores & free hot cocoa and water plus a couple of grills for grilling your own meats or veggies – but please feel free to bring your own grill too!

The Picnic’s n Flicks special encore will feature as usual live local bands. Bands include the UL Community Band and OK Zombie! UL Community Band will lead into Monster House and OK Zombie will play between movies .We will also have some good ole fashioned fun featuring field games including corn hole and horse shoes with movie beginning at dark ( 6:00)

Double Feature Line-Up:
UL Community Band-5:00pm
Monster House-      6:00pm
OK Zombie-8:00pm
Friday the 13- 9:00pm

E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park offers plenty of ample parking and bathrooms. We changed locationsThe event will be held a mile or so past the main parking entrance on Frey’s Hill Rd at the Baseball and Soccer fields.  Coolers are welcome… so pack up your friends and family, grab your blankets, baskets and meats/veggies for a wonderful night and a wonderful cause.

Special thank you to E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park and Louisville Audio Xterior

225px-HarryHoudini1899 Thursday, October 30
Wine & Wisdom of Magic Dinner with Gregg Lambert
Galt House West – Walnut Room, 4th and Main
6:30pm drinks and magic, 7:30 dinner
$55 per person, includes coursed meal, tax and gratuity
Non-members $60

Celebrate Halloween and the 82nd anniversary of magician great Harry Houdini (who actually passed on Oct. 31) with a coursed dinner and great parlor magic tricks by noted magician, Gregg Lambert. Not only will he perform for you, but he will also teach everyone how to do a trick! In addition, he’ll talk about the psychology behind magic and why our brain allows us to accept what is being presented to us. Menu to be posted shortly, so please check back for details. Seating is limited, so please reserve early. Costumes encouraged.

Sunday, Nov. 9
Supper Speakeasy Twist: Sneak Peek Twisted Tastings
“come-and-get-that-awful-election-taste-out-of-your-mouth” Party
4pm-6pm – Happy hour style – come anytime
Location TBD as usual!
$10 RSVP required. $12/NM  Only open to newsletter subscribers and their guests.

Be among the first in Louisville to try this amazing trend that’s sweeping the nation. Miracle Fruit tastings are growing and amaze and astonish with every tidbit tried. What is Miracle Fruit? So glad you asked. It’s a berry that grows in tropical regions that alters your taste buds so that your bitter and sour taste sensations are gone and you’re just left with sweet. Lemons taste like lemonade, Guinness tastes like a milkshake and bologna sandwiches taste like cake (or so the rumor has it). We’ll be enjoying the fruit in tablet form as the berries are on backorder everywhere, plus the altering sensation is 3x the potency in them as well.

Mark your calendars for the following Tuesday tastings, starting at 7pm. More details to follow at the beginning of the month.

Nov. 11 – Coffee Cuppings
Nov. 18 – Beer Swiggings
Nov. 25 – Tea Tastings


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