Carson Pickett made her U.S. Women’s National Team debut in June 2022. | Photo courtesy of Racing Louisville FC
Here’s what we know about defender Carson Pickett: She was the first person with a limb difference to play on the US Women’s National Team, she recently signed a three-year contract with Racing Louisville FC, and she loves LOU.
Formerly with the North Carolina Courage, Carson announced her move to the Derby City team back in January, citing her excitement to meet the fans and be part of the culture that Racing Louisville has created. We got excited, too. And fortunately, we had the opportunity to connect with Carson after the team’s preseason opener against the Portland Thorns last week.
She says her top priority in town — after soccer, of course — is getting her caffeine and sugar fix. “I love coffee shops and bakeries,” she says. “It’s one of my favorite things. I have now been to most of the bakeries and donut shops.”
Carson adds that chilly weather has prevented most outdoor excursions, but she’s looking forward to experiencing all that LOU’s parks have to offer as soon as we see a bit more sun. We’re sure spring will bring some warmth; the equinox also means the start of Racing Louisville’s season is coming up quick. The team’s first game is on Sunday, March 26 in Houston. Thanks to a change of heart Carson had many years ago, we can count on her being there.
“Tennis was my best sport back in the day,” she says. “I think having one hand, that would probably shock a lot of people. But I loved it … and it was definitely my favorite sport growing up.”
We can’t wait to see her play at Racing Louisville’s first home game on Saturday, April 1 against the Washington Spirit. We’ll see you on the field, #16.
How much money did sports bettors wager between January and November of 2022? (Source: Forbes)
A. $10 Billion B. $31 Billion C. $54 Billion D. $68 Billion E. $83 Billion F. $103 Billion
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Dinos Under Louisville | Tuesday, March 21-Sunday, April 30 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Louisville Mega Cavern, 1841 Taylor Ave., Louisville | $49.99 | Drive through the caverns and see larger-than-life dinosaurs.
Ex in the City | Tuesday, Mar. 21 | 6 p.m. | Black Jockeys Lounge, 630 S. 4th St., Louisville | $20 | Join the fun at an inspiring, empowering, and life-changing girls night out.
Wednesday, March 22
GHOST Agents Social | Wednesday, Mar. 22 | 5-8 p.m. | Black Jockey’s Lounge, 340 S. 4th St., Louisville | $20 | Attend the release of this art-forward comic book by Louisvillian Rocko Jerome featuring 20 international artists — plus, small bites.
Bardstown Bourbon Dinner | Wednesday, Mar. 22 | 6:30 p.m. | Bourbons Bistro, 2255 Frankfort Ave., Louisville | $75 | Enjoy a three-course dinner and selected bourbon pairings, plus a welcome cocktail.
Thursday, March 23
Wild Lights | Thursday, March 23-Sunday, May 21 | 6:30 p.m. | Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville | $17-$20 | See the zoo light up with thousands of handcrafted silk lanterns.
National Puppy Day Celebration | Thursday, Mar. 23 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Club K9 Dog Park Bar, 9316 Taylorsville Rd., Louisville | Free | Adopt a pup, enter a raffle, shop doggie merch, and munch on grub from Taco Mi Ranchito.
Friday, March 24
Arlo McKinley | Friday, Mar. 24 | 7 p.m. | Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Rd., Louisville | $18 | See American country singer/songwriter Arlo McKinley.
Saturday, March 25
Opening Day at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens | Saturday, Mar. 25 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old La Grange Rd., Crestwood | Free | Celebrate the reopening of Yew Dell Botanical Gardens with a plant sale, drop-in tours, and more.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Get ready to laugh out loud, ‘cause a new comedy club is opening at Fourth Street Live! this Friday, March 24. Laugh Louisville is celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, April 1, and Sunday, April 2, with headliner Ryan Hamilton — known for Netflix’s “Happy Face.” (LEO Weekly) 🎭
The Bard’s Town Theatre & Restaurant is reopening this June. A group of former employees are working to get the business up and running again after founder Doug Schutte died suddenly on Thursday, Feb. 23. They’ve launched a GoFundMe campaign to help them bring Doug’s vision to fruition. (Louisville Business First)
Can you climb it?Climb NuLu is accepting applications for Throwdown, its annual competition. The contest is slated for Saturday, April 15 from 12-7 p.m. Registration is $40 if you want to head to new heights — or you can snag a $10 ticket to watch the action.
The Galt House Hotel finished its Grand Ballroom renovation. Located on the second floor, the redesigned space offers three sections and six in-room configurations that can accommodate up to 1,600 people. The refreshed room also boasts modern light fixtures, new air walls, new carpeting, and updated bathrooms.
Maker’s Mark restaurant Star Hill announced its new employee of the month, and he is paws-itvely adorable. Rafael, the new truffle hunter in training, is still just a pup — but he’s already made quite an impression. We can’t wait to see what this su-paw-star does next. 🐾
Pleasure Ridge Park High School art students are helping make memories. Thanks to a partnership with global nonprofit Memory Project, the high schoolers painted portraits of children in a Nigerian orphanage based off of real photos, then sent the finished pieces to the children to have as keepsakes. 🎨
If your vacuum isn’t picking up dirt and debris like it used to, it may be time for a new one. This handheld Shark vacuum is lightweight, cordless, and highly rated on Amazon. Or splurge on the Dyson V11 Cordless Vacuum that sucks up particles as small as allergens and bacteria.*
We’re ready for warmer temperatures and added daylight. | Photo via Pexels
Today marks the spring equinox (aka the first day of Spring). 🌷
Technically speaking, it’s the day that the sun crosses the Earth’s equator from the Southern Hemisphere into the Northern Hemisphere. The shift marks the astronomical start of spring and days will become “longer” because there will be more time between sunrise and sunset.
Looking to celebrate the season? Head to our events page to see community events happening this week and beyond.
If you’re in the mood for some spring cleaning, here are the essentials we recommend:
Editor’s pick: How I prevent the Monday morning blues: self-care Saturdays and Sundays. I spent my weekend celebrating the end of winter with a fresh cut and color at Twisted Salon in St. Matthews and a facial at Skintuition in Pewee Valley. Spring weather, here I come.
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