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May 2015
Bernheim Members $15; Non-Members $20

Bernheim Lunch & Learn: Gardening for Butterflies

May 6 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Butterflies need our help! Learn how the plants you select for your garden or landscape can provide food for butterflies (like monarchs and swallowtails) and their caterpillars. Bernheim Lunch & Learn programs are designed for those who enjoy spending time outdoors in the company of other adults who love learning about nature. Hosted by Corinne Mastey, Volunteer Naturalist and Certified Interpretive Guide, each program includes group introductions, a short themed hike, and a fabulous lunch from Isaac’s Cafe. Fee includes…

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FREE event

National Public Gardens Day

May 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate public gardens, their beauty, tranquility, and important role in promoting environmental stewardship by visiting Bernheim. There will be special drawings,tours, hikes and children’s activities throughout the day at the Visitor Center. The first 200 visitors will receive a free pass for a future weekend visit to Bernheim (available at the Visitor Center). Spread the word.  FREE EVENT, Donations Welcome National Public Gardens Day is a national day of awareness in which communities nationwide are invited to visit and learn…

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Writer in Residence Reading at The Bards Town

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bard’s Town,
1801 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY United States
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Bernheim Writer in Residence, Caitlin Horrocks, will do a reading of her work on Friday, May 8th at 7 PM at The Bard’s Town, 1801 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40205. Jennifer Percy, who was originally scheduled to read had a last minute conflict and was unable to join us. Caitlin teaches at Grand Valley State University and in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She is the fiction editor of The Kenyon Review.  She is author of the story collection This…

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FREE event. Open to public. Children must be accompanied by an adult

Free Play Day: Portland

May 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shippingport Community Gardens,
2500 Montgomery Street, Louisville, KY United States
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YOU’RE INVITED TO PLAY! The Children at Play Initiative is pleased to announce a series of Free Play Days throughout the upcoming year. Each Play Day will be held at a different location throughout the region. These are free events and open to the public.  A parent or guardian must attend with children.  This is not a drop-off program.  Bring a picnic lunch and stay the entire time. WHAT IS FREE PLAY? Free play is a type of play that…

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Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12

Spring Star Stories and Sky Watch Night

May 9 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Garden Pavillion,
Bernheim Entrance Rd, Clermont, KY 40110 United States
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In spring, the stars seem brighter against the night canvas and the woods are waking up from their winter nap. Bernheim at Night programs provide ample opportunities to marvel at the moon, ponder distant planets and be awed by the vastness of space. Register early to ensure your space. Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the start of program. Call (502) 955- 8512 for last minute updates and changes due to weather. No pets…

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Bernheim Members $20 per person for series; Non-Members $30 per person for series

Family Backyard Beekeeping Series

May 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Bernheim Volunteer Beekeepers for Family Backyard Beekeeping, a six-part series that will introduce participants to the basics of bees and beekeeping. During the second Sunday of each month from February to July, families will collectively build a hive, install a buzzing ball of honeybees, inspect the hive, and (hopefully!) harvest honey. Because the hive will be placed in the Edible Garden, families will be able to visit the honeybees they help raise. This series is held every second Sunday…

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FREE event. $5 per car environmental impact fee. Fee waived for Bernheim Members.

Free Play Day: Edible Garden

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

YOU’RE INVITED TO PLAY! The Children at Play Initiative is pleased to announce a series of Free Play Days throughout the upcoming year. Each Play Day will be held at a different location throughout the region. These are free events and open to the public.  A parent or guardian must attend with children.  This is not a drop-off program.  Bring a picnic lunch and stay the entire time. WHY IS FREE PLAY IMPORTANT? It’s critical to healthy child development. During…

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FREE Event; $5 per car environmental impact fee for Non-Members

BloomFest & Spring Plant Sale

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bernheim’s annual celebration of spring will also include local artisans, food vendors, a farmers market, musical entertainment, a series of short garden lectures, and tons of great activities for children including arts, crafts, garden faerie house construction and naturalist-led discovery stations. The day also includes the annual Spring Plant Sale.  The annual Spring Plant Sale features Bernheim Select™, a distinctive variety of plants propagated from Bernheim’s own collections, along with a varied selection of other unique trees, shrubs, grasses, perennial herbaceous plants…

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FREE event. Registration is required.

An Introduction to the Living Building Challenge

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Edible Garden at Bernheim is one of the few applicants to the Living Building Challenge in our region. Part manifesto, part call to action, and part rating system, the International Living Building Challenge is a powerful pathway to sustainability and a standard that rates buildings, communities, and infrastructure projects. For our one-year anniversary join architect Clive Pohl, AIA to learn more about the philosophy behind the LBC. Optional tour of the Edible Garden 2 – 3 p.m. Email Claude Stephens to register. Design…

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Bernheim Members $10; Non - Members $12

Planet Watch

May 23 @ 10:00 pm - May 24 @ 12:00 am

Our Planet Watch program was strategically timed to take advantage of the optimally positioned planets and moons. Come experience the wonder as they all come together to stage quite a performance for you. The program is a joint effort between Bernheim and the Louisville Astronomical Society, which will be setting up powerful telescopes for your viewing pleasure.

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