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What: Charting the future of Bonnycastle with a joint Cherokee Triangle/Bonnycastle Neighborhood Plan. This will update the Bonnycastle plan written in 2002 as part of Cornerstone 2020.
What is a neighborhood plan? Neighborhood plans are intended to offer guidance by providing a means for neighborhoods to identify, preserve and build on the positive qualities of their neighborhoods, and to set goals and priorities that will shape the future of their area in the years to come.
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Many of the trees in our neighborhood were planted nearly a century ago! They won't last forever, in fact many trees have been knocked down by storms or died from disease or old age.
The next time you walk around the neighborhood take note of gaps in the canopy, and how they affect your enjoyment. Trees are our friends in many ways: they give us oxygen, shade and privacy; they provide homes for birds, squirrels, and other animals; they prevent water runoff onto streets, and they beautify our neighborhood.
The Insects with Idlewild event that was for this Saturday morning is being postponed and rescheduled. More info to come as soon as we have a new date!
Time for another family summer event! We had such a good time with the folks from Idlewild and their butterflies last year we invited them back for another morning of education and entertainment. This time: Insects! From 10am-noon on Saturday 10 August, 2335 Bonnycastle Ave. This event is free to Bonnycastle Homestead Association members. Non-members $10 per person, $20 per family. Join BHA and get in free!
IDLEWILD BUTTERFLY FARM & INSECTARIUM will present a live insect/arthropods program that will include close viewing and interaction. Knowledgeable insect ambassador handlers will identify specimens and elaborate on their unique adaptations, diets, and country of origin. This may include exotic beetles, stick insects, praying mantids, cockroaches, tarantulas, and more. With the assistance of insect ambassador handlers, many may be touched and petted. This educational program promotes respect and appreciation of the role insects play in the natural world.
For pictures and more general information:
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day a week early!
Our March Soup and Salad will be held at Highland Vineyard Church, 1649 Cowling Ave, 6-8pm
Whether you have Irish heritage or not, join us for a light dinner, featuring a variety and soups and salads, and a beer or glass of wine. At 7, we will have a performance by traditional Irish dancers from the McClanahan School of Irish Dance.
$10 for members of BHA
$12.50 for non-members
Children under 12 no charge
Join us for the BHA Annual Meeting at the Commodore, 2140 Bonnycastle Ave. We will address issues in the neighborhood, election of new board class. Guest speaker from the Louisville Fire Department
It's A Classical Tailgate Party
You are invited to the BHA's first event of the 2019 winter season on “Superbowl” Sunday, February 3rd at 4:30 pm with a concert at 5:00 pm at the Park Terrace Condominiums, 1611 Spring Dr., 40205. Beverages and Hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Anne Richardson, cellist from Louisville and presently at the Julliard School in NY City will be our guest soloist. This is Anne's second performance for our neighborhood "Soup and Salad” events having played some seven years ago at Park Terrace as a child.
Anne has been featured twice on NPR's From The Top. More recently Anne made her Lincoln Center Debut, soloing with the Juilliard Orchestra. Anne has won many competitions including the Julliard String Competition and the Louisville Orchestra competition at the young age of 10.
Her most recent appearance as a soloist with the Louisville Orchestra was in October for the Music Without Borders series. Anne has returned to Louisville this week as a Gheens Artist in Residence, sponsored by the Kentucky Center for the Arts. During the week she will perform in many venues including music in schools, music in healing and music with dance. The highlight of the week will be Wednesday evening February 6th in Whitney Hall at 6:30 pm for a "free" concert with the Louisville Orchestra where she will perform “Variations on a Rococo Theme” by Tchaikovsky.
We are delighted that Anne will perform Sunday evening, February 3rd for the BHA's “tailgate” party to begin her week in Louisville. We will be treated to a preview performance of the Tchaikovsky "Variations”.
2018 was a great year for the Bonnycastle Homestead Association!
We continued with our Soup and Salad events, and added a little outdoor variety with a beer tasting and a butterfly garden. We enjoyed participating in the usual neighborhood happenings, like Bardstown Road Aglow and Sherby. We continued with our community beautification and reforestation, first with a vine-cutting service, then this October with a renewal of our tree planting. We got 65 trees in the ground this year! Enjoy some of the pictures of BHA in action.