The 42nd Annual Cherokee Triangle Art Fair takes place the weekend before the Kentucky Derby, Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, both days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The juried art fair, hosting more than 200 artists’ booths, takes place on Cherokee Parkway between Willow Avenue and Cherokee Road in the historic Cherokee Triangle neighborhood. Fairgoers may enjoy original art, food, drinks, entertainment and music. The fair kicks off Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with a children’s parade, which assembles at Cherokee Road and Longest Avenue. On Saturday evening, music and food service will continue until 8 p.m. Free valet bike parking will be provided by Bicycling for Louisville, a nonprofit advocacy group. For more info, visit (Highlands)

Highland United Methodist Church, 1140 Cherokee Road, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Highland United Methodist Church will have it’s annual yard and bake sale. Lunch will be available. For more information, call Cynthia Wedding at (502) 228-2811 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Check’s Cafe, 1101 E. Burnett Ave., 5 p.m.-Midnight, Free. The Schnitzelburg Spring Beer Walker is a collection of large block parties with live music put on by neighboring bars, from which patrons may walk back and forth. More info at (502) 637-9515 or (Germantown/Schnitzelburg)

Louisville Nature Center, 3745
Illinois Ave., 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Free. The Jefferson County Master Gardener Association and the Louisville Nature Center are teaming up to present an annual garden fair and plant sale. The event features native plants from Dropseed Nursery, herbs from Thieneman’s Herbs & Perennials, vegetables, perennials, shrubs, trees and more. Gardening demonstrations, a silent auction, garden treasures, and orders for custom-made cedar raised beds and rain barrels will also be featured. For more information, visit (Audubon Park)

Farnsley-Moremen Landing, 7410 Moorman Road, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $65 ($500 a table). Mayor Greg Fischer is hosting “The Mayor’s Derby Brunch on the River” at Farnsley-Moremen Landing. Dawne Gee of WHAS will be the mistress of ceremonies and a Kentucky breakfast will be served by Masterson’s. The event will also feature music by the JazzCatz, a live auction, a silent auction, trolley rides to the newly renovated historic chapel and tours of the Farnsley-Moremen House. Derby hats by Helen Draper will also be for sale. RSVP by April 23. To reserve your spot, call (502) 935-6809. (Riverside)

Learn to search the Louisville Free Public Library’s historical newspaper databases: Courier-Journal (1830-1922); Nashville Tennessean (1812-1922); Cincinnati Enquirer (1841-1922); and New York Times (1851-2008). The class takes place Wednesday, April 3, 11 a.m., at the Main Library, 301 York St.  (Downtown)

The Highlands/Shelby Park Branch Library, 1250 Bardstown Road, is offering the public a chance to see a 3D printer in action and learn the basics of 3D art using free programs found online. The class takes place Saturday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m. (Highlands)

Award-winning journalist Blaine Harden’s newest book, “Escape from Camp 14,” tells the story of Shin Dong-Hyuk, a North Korean born and raised in a prison camp, and one of the few prisoners to have escaped captivity. Through the remarkable story of Shin Dong-Hyuk, Harden examines one of the world’s most secretive and repressive totalitarian states. Harden will be at the Main Library, 301 York St., on Wednesday, April 10, 7 p.m. This is a free event, but tickets are required.  (Downtown)

The Crescent Hill Branch Library, 2762 Frankfort Ave., will host an event on Saturday, April 13, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., for those quiet-seekers living in a noisy world. This is for introverts, homebodies and bookworms whose love of solitude, reading and reflection can occasionally lead to feelings of disengagement or isolation. This event will create a space for listening and for talking about how to thrive in a world that is often too loud, too fast, too bright and too busy. The atmosphere will be very informal and unstructured – no one will even have to introduce themselves if they’d rather not. Learn great responses to “Why are you so quiet?” or “You’re too sensitive!” For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . (Crescent Hill)

In his latest book, “Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East,” author David Rohde examines the cardinal failing of Washington’s war on terror. A distillation of eleven years of reporting for The New York Times, Reuters, and The Atlantic Monthly, the book examines the evolving nature of war and exposes how mismanagement has failed to resolve conflict in the Middle East. The World Affairs Council and the Louisville Free Public Library are joining forces to bring Rohde to the Main Library, 301 York St., on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. This is a free event, but tickets are required. (Downtown)

For information on these events, or any others at the Louisville Free Public Library’s 18 branches, visit or call (502) 574-1611.

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