The 27th Annual Caper in Louisville, KY

The 27th Annual Caper, benefiting Family & Children’s Place, will be held following the Louisville men’s basketball game on Dec. 14. Almost 700 are expected to be in attendance at the Caper, which features entertainment, an auction, and an impressive variety of food served up by local restaurants. The University of Louisville Basketball team often appears at this all-ages event.

The Caper takes place at the Kentucky International Convention Center, located at 221 South Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky. Casual clothing is appropriate for the event.

Along with enjoying the festivities, this event raises critical funds for a respected nonprofit organization that provides services to a vulnerable population in the Louisville area. The Family & Children’s Place‘s vision is  “freeing children from abuse, neglect and violence” and serves almost 6,500 children and families each year.

War Horse at Kentucky Center Stage

Kentucky Horse | Louisville Bankruptcy Lawyer | Wallace Spalding Law OfficeWar Horse is coming to the Kentucky Center Stage November 19th – 24th. The play is set in World War I and tells the story of Joey, a horse, who is conscripted by the British cavalry and sent off to fight in France. Albert, Joey’s former owner, sets off to the front lines to rescue his horse. The play features horse puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company.

The play originated as a 1982 children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo, making its way to the stage in England. After crossing the Atlantic and debuting on stage in New York City, Steven Spielberg produced the film version of War Horse, which was released in 2011 and starred Jeremy Irvine as Albert. For more information about the play, see the Broadway Tour website. [Read more…]

The Kentucky Center presents “Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour”

Alton Brown Food Event | Bankruptcy Attorney | Louisville, KY | Wallace Spalding Law OfficeCelebrity chef Alton Brown visits Whitney Hall in Louisville’s Kentucky Center for “Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour” on November 6. You will not want to miss this evening if you are a food enthusiast, fan of his reality cooking show “Good Eats,” or looking for a unique live theater experience. The Food Network star promises stand-up comedy, music, storytelling, and food prep – just watch out for the aerial displays! The first three front row seats are billed as the “poncho zone” where, according to the official Alton Brown Tour website, “Things can get messy when Alton Brown is on stage.” Who in Louisville could resist a description like that?

Tickets to the VIP section (including the “poncho zone”) cost $125 each and include a seemingly mandatory poncho, a one hour pre-show meet & greet, a photo opportunity with Alton Brown, a keepsake VIP-section lanyard, and a commemorative signed 8 x 10 photograph.  [Read more…]

Walk for Cancer: Making Strides of Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville Cancer Walk - Wallace Spalding Law OfficeWith cancer affecting millions of Americans each year, it’s likely that many of us in Louisville know someone with cancer or have gone through it ourselves.

This month, our community joins the fight against breast cancer by hosting the Making Strides of Louisville, KY walk. The walk will serve to honor those who have battled cancer, raise awareness about what people can do to lower their risk, and raise money for the American Cancer Society’s research and services.

Making Strides will be held on Sunday, October 27 in Waterfront Park (129 E. River Road). Registration starts at 11 a.m., and the walk begins at 1 p.m. [Read more…]

The World’s Largest Halloween Party in Louisville

Louisville Halloween - Wallace Spalding Law OfficeNot a fan of scary movies? Does the idea of being terrified…terrify you? Then head on over to the Louisville Zoo for The World’s Largest Halloween Party!

This event, held multiple times throughout the month of October, is perfect for the whole family. The party features trick-or-treating before and after dark amongst costumed storybook characters. Kids will love strolling through the zoo with Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz and getting their picture taken with a giant T-rex. The Halloween party will also feature an impressive jack-o-lantern display with more than two hundred pumpkins. [Read more…]

Adopt a Pet from the Animal House in Louisville, KY

Louisville pet adoption - Wallace Spalding Law OfficeHave you ever considered adding a furry addition to your family? A dog to play Frisbee with in the park? A cat to cuddle up with on the couch?

If the possibility of pet has been on your mind, consider adopting from the Animal House Adoption Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Animal House is located at 3516 Newburg Road.

If you’re unsure if pet adoption is right for you and your family, visit the Animal House’s Information Station. Here, volunteers can help you figure out what type of animal would best suit your home and situation. [Read more…]

Ken-Ducky Derby in Louisville, KY

Louisville Ken-Ducky Derby - Wallace Spalding Law OfficeLadies and gentlemen, start your…rubber ducks?

Prepare for a race even Churchill Downs would be jealous of as the 10th Annual Ken-Ducky Derby in Louisville kicks off on the Ohio River.

People across Louisville have generously “adopted” rubber ducks to race in the event, with over 20,000 being the goal for the event. All proceeds from adoptions benefit Harbor House of Louisville. [Read more…]

Kentucky Flea Market’s Annual Labor Day Spectacular

Flea market Louisville - Wallace Spalding Law OfficeEveryone knows the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Flea markets celebrate this saying by giving old items new life in a second (or third) home.

This summer, the Kentucky Flea Market’s Annual Labor Day Spectacular will offer exciting finds to flea market experts and newcomers alike. The Annual Labor Day Spectacular is a four-day event featuring more than 1,200 booths, 400 of which are dedicated to antiques and collectibles! Attendees will find a mixture of antiques, crafts, collectibles, household goods, health and beauty products, and more. [Read more…]

Food trucks come to Louisville

Food Truck Louisville - Wallace Spalding Law OfficeIt’s a culinary invasion! An LSFA Food Truck Invasion, that is.

The Louisville Street Food Alliance (LSFA) will be bringing their gourmet food trucks to the mayor’s office on the first Tuesday of every month. This Tuesday, August 6, come sample culinary treats at 6th and Jefferson!

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., you and your friends and family have the opportunity to chow down on delicious, reasonably priced menu options from seven different food trucks: [Read more…]

America’s pastime in Louisville

For many people in Louisville, and really all across America, summer brings something special to mind: baseball.

Louisville is a city with a great baseball tradition, focused around its most popular export: the Louisville Slugger.

The local bat factory has a rich history and is a family-owned company founded in 1884. Currently, John A. Hillerich IV is the CEO and President, the great-grandson of Bud Hillerich. Bud was the baseball fan that introduced the family woodworking business to the game in the 1800s.

I highly recommend taking a tour of the Louisville Slugger Museum, if you haven’t done so already. The manufacturer boasts the number one bat in Major League Baseball, with the famous Louisville Slugger logo burnt into each product.

Louisville baseball - Spalding & SpaldingAt the factory, experience history in the making as you stroll through the actual areas where the bats are made.

It’s hard not to notice the factory when you pass by, as the world’s largest bat leans on the building, standing at 120 feet.

After watching the beginning of a bat’s life, why not watch them at work? Nothing says Louisville summer like a day at Louisville Slugger Field. Here, you can fill up on peanuts, cracker jacks, or whatever baseball food you enjoy while watching the Louisville Bats. [Read more…]