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Things to do in Louisville in February

Here are some fun February events in the Louisville area! 

Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Markets

947 E. Breckinridge Street, Louisville

February 1 - 2


"Start the new year with a mission to reuse, repurpose and recycle" and attend the grand opening of this permanent indoor vintage market in historic PARISTOWN minutes from Germantown, the Highlands and downtown Louisville. Over 125 vendors, samples from local restaurants, cocktails and more.

Beach Boys

The Louisville Palace

February 7 at 8 pm


You will not stop smiling the whole night at this event! "Let's go surfin' now/ Everybody's learning how/ Come on and safari with me."

Miss Saigon by Broadway Across America

The Kentucky Center

February 11 - 16 


This legendary musical is from the creators of Les Misérables. You'll be caught up in the story and singing the tracks in your head for days afterward!

Brantley Gilbert Concert

KFC Yum! Center 

February 14 at 7:30 pm


Things to do in Cincinnati in February

February is for all the things you love... furry friends, sports and beer, food, and more! Check out these activities in the Cincinnati area!

My Furry Valentine

Sharonville Convention Center

February 15 & 16 from 10 am - 5 pm


Hundreds of adoptable animals, vendor booths, raffles, and free kids activities make this a family friendly event - or a great place to find a companion pet!

Cyclones Hockey $1 Beers

Heritage Bank Center

February 20 at 7:30 pm


Good hockey and if you're 21+, enjoy $1 cans of Miller High Life and Pabst Blue Ribbon beers.

Taste of the Nations

Endeavor Elementary School

February 22 from 12 pm - 3 pm


Not only an opportunity to taste food from around the world, but also raffles and giveaways, a children’s zone, and a parade of nations for the children to participate in. A variety of vendors will also be selling crafts, jewelry, clothing, and much more.

Cincinnati Home and Garden Show

Duke Energy Convention Center

February 22-23 & February 27- March 1


"Game of Stones" feature garden, other garden showcases, and tons of exhibitors...

Things to do in Cincinnati in January 2020

If you're in the Cincinnati area, check out these fun events in January! 

Snow Banks at the Banks

The Banks

Saturdays from 12 pm - 8 pm & Sundays from 12 pm - 6 pm


Laughs at Tafts with Joe Derosa

Taft's Brewpourium

January 25 from 8 pm - 10 pm


Fairytale Ball

NOAH'S Event Venue in Blue Ash, OH

January 19 from 9 am - 6:30 pm


Superpower Dogs

Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater

Daily showings between 11 am - 5 pm


Art After Dark

Cincinnati Art Museum

January 31 from 5 pm - 9 pm



Things to do in Louisville in January 2020

Here are a variety of things to check out as we start off 2020!
New Year, New You
Free 7 Day Online Event
January 2 - 8
Taco Tuesdays
The Sports & Social Club
Tuesdays 11 am - 4 pm
Silent Disco Yoga
Louisville Slugger Field's Hall of Fame
January 11 from 6 pm - 8 pm
Great Train Expo
Kentucky Exposition Center
January 11 - 12 from 10 am - 6 pm
Monster Jam
Freedom Hall at Kentucky State Fair
January 18 at 7 pm
Clothing Exchange
Kid Check, Louisville, KY
January 23 - 25

Things to do in Cincinnati in December

Things to do in Louisville in December

The holiday season is in full swing! Shout out to for some great event ideas for this month, from art shows and plays to Christmas markets and light shows, from date nights to family fun. We hope you will take the time to enjoy a few of these with the people near and dear to you - the real reason for the season that sometimes gets lost in the hustle and bustle. 

Lights Under Louisville - Louisville Mega Cavern - Mon - Fri 6 pm to 10 pm | Sat - Sun 5 pm to 10 pm
A Christmas Carol - Actors Theatre of Louisville - Dec 4 - 13 at 7 pm (2 pm weekend matinees)
Holiday Date Night Mixology Class - Stitzel-Weller Distillery - Dec 5 from 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm 
Made Market Holiday Market - Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center - Dec 7 from 10 am to 5 pm
Family Fun: Coffee Filter Snowflakes - The Carnegie Center for Art and History - Dec 14 from 10 am to 12 pm
Santa's Wonderland - Bass Pro Shops - Sat - Sun 10 am to 10 pm

Things to do in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Looking for some activities to do this month? Here’s some great ideas!

November 2, 2019: It’s a Mac and Cheese Throwdown at the Phoenix. The gloves are off as some of the city’s most talented chefs go head-to-head in a MELTY-CHEESY-SMACKDOWN of epic proportions! YOU decide who will be named the MAC N’ CHEESE CHAMPION of Cincinnati.

November 3, 2019: Family First Saturday: Girl Power is happening at the Cincinnati Art Museum (11am – 4pm). Spend the day with your family and celebrate their special exhibition, Women Breaking Boundaries, with free and fun activities for the whole family. Enjoy a special scavenger hunt, performances, hands-on art-making and more. Enjoy special preschool activities from 11:00 a.m–1:00 p.m.

November 9, 2019: Join us for opening night of the Greenacres Artists Guild Art Show: Cincinnati Masters Old and New. This cocktail party style event will feature paintings from the Nippert Private Collection not seen in decades, including work from Duveneck, Farny, and Hauser. Once you've taken in the old, take time to explore the work of the next generation of Cincinnati masters. The event is free and open to the public. Hors d'oeuvres will be served throughout the evening and there will be a cash bar available. We ask that you kindly RSVP to assist us in our event preparation.

November Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2019: ...

Things to Do in Louisville in November

Fall is in full swing and the holidays are approaching. Here's some fun activities for you to check out this month!

November 6 & 20, 2019: Shred at Story - Wellness Wednesday Series Join us on select Wednesdays this winter for a pop-up Shred415 workout at Story Louisville. Stick around for post-class smoothies, networking and a VIP tour of the co-working space! Bring your own water and yoga mat. Complimentary street parking is available. Enter Story at 900 E. Main Street and take the elevator to the third floor.

November 9, 2019: 2019 Holiday Bazaar Our Annual Holiday Bazaar, always held in the 2nd Saturday of November. Enjoy Crafts, Handmade Items, Baked Goods, Christmas Decor, Ornaments, and much more!

November 9, 2019: Barre3 4th Birthday Celebration To kick off our celebrations, we are offering FREE classes all day Saturday, November 9th. In addition to free classes, we will be having giveaways all day from local spots like Exhale Yoga, Shred415, Life Bar, and lululemon! We will also be having Phocus in studio to keep you hydrated throughout the day. Sign up for class here, spots will fill up fast - If you can't make it problem! Just release your spot to make space for someone...

Things to do in October in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Here are some fun events for you to check out in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky this October!

Country Pumpkins, Oct 1 - Oct 31, Dry Ridge. Enjoy the pumpkin patch and corn maze among other fun on this working dairy farm!

HallZOOween, Saturdays & Sundays, October 5 - 27, Cincinnati Zoo. Special animal encounters, an illusion show, trick-or-treating around the zoo, and a ride on the Hogwarts Express!

Free Scary Movies, 7 pm every Tuesday, Taft's Brewing Co. Brewporium, Cincinnati. Free horror flicks
start at 7 pm but arrie early to grab a few brews and order pizza!   Unlimited Halloween candy and popcorn!

Pumpkin Patch Park, Florence KY. Saturdays. Facepainting, balloon artists, magicians, pirates, and a live scarecrow entertainers around the stadium; axe throwing; giant chess, checkers, jenga; and special fall adult beverage at the bar!

USS Nightmare, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 pm - 11 pm or 1 am, Riverboat Row, Newport, KY. This haunted house attraction is built upon a steam-powered dredge boat located on the Ohio River.

And if you're looking to buy or sell a house, call us to discuss how we can make it a smooth process for you! 


Fall Festivals 2019 Louisville And Southern Indiana

Fall Festivals 2019 Louisville and Southern Indiana

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We're looking for the right person to partner with us in growing this company, the River Valley Group. We have a solid foundation. We have a strong lead source. We have great systems. We have great training and coaching. We are looking for someone with leadership skills to lead our Louisville Kentucky location and be partners with us. We are also hiring agents for our Jeffersonville, Indiana location.

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Dryer Maintenance

It goes without saying that you should clean your lint screen after every load of laundry. Keeping the filter clear will shorten the drying cycle, save you money, and prevent any potential fire hazards. It is also a good practice to regularly, but at least twice a year, remove the lint that accumulates at the bottom of the housing that holds your lint screen. You can generally use a vacuum cleaner's flat attachment to reach down in the housing to suck out anything that has accumulated in there.

Finally, you should be cleaning out your dryer's exhaust duct using a dryer duct cleaning brush (it's a stiff bristled circular brush with a flexible handle that you can buy at most hardware stores) at least twice a year. The exhaust duct vents your dryers exhaust to the outside of your house and can become a fire hazard if not kept clear.

Consider doing this more often (say monthly) if you do heavy amounts of laundry on a consistent basis. Many service providers sell regular service plans to handle this for you, so consider signing up for one.


How To Prevent Frozen Pipes

Source: American Red Cross

Why Pipe Freezing is a Problem

Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the strength of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break.

Pipes that freeze most frequently are:

  • Pipes that are exposed to severe cold, like outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, and water sprinkler lines.
  • Water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like basements and crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets.
  • Pipes that run against exterior walls that have little or no insulation.

How to Protect Pipes From Freezing

Before the onset of cold weather, protect your pipes from freezing by following these recommendations:

Drain water from swimming pool and water sprinkler supply lines following manufacturer's or installer's directions. Do not put antifreeze in these lines unless directed. Antifreeze is environmentally harmful, and is dangerous to humans, pets, wildlife, and landscaping.

Remove, drain, and store hoses used outdoors. Close inside valves supplying outdoor hose bibs. Open the outside hose bibs to allow water to drain. Keep the outside valve open so that any water remaining in the pipe can expand without causing the pipe to break.

Add insulation to attics, basements and crawl spaces. Insulation will maintain higher temperatures in these areas.

Check around the home for other areas where water supply lines are located in unheated areas. Look in the garage, and under kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Both hot and cold water pipes in these areas should be insulated.

Consider installing specific...

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