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Festivities kick off October 7th!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Before I Die Symposium
Sat, Nov 04
UofL, Shelby Campus, Founders Hall
Nov 04, 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
UofL, Shelby Campus, Founders Hall, 450 N Whittington Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40222
A comprehensive advance care planning program presented by BIDF Staff and local experts in healthcare, finance, law, and more. Get the full agenda and purchase tickets here!
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Tuesdays with Morrie
Thu, Oct 19
Bunbury Theatre
Oct 19, 2017, 7:00 PM
Bunbury Theatre, 604 S 3rd St #301, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
The beloved story depicts a young man's relationship with his mentor's journey with ALS presented by BIDF Community Partner Bunbury Theater. Let's Discuss! Join BID Festival organizers and members of the audience for community conversations following the October 8th and October 19th productions.
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Supporting the Bereaved: Getting the Right Affect & Effect
Wed, Oct 18
Norton Healthcare Marshall Womens Health
Oct 18, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Norton Healthcare Marshall Womens Health, Medical Plaza 3 – Room 1B, 4123 Dutchmans Ln, St Matthews, KY 40207
When a friend or family member is grieving the loss of a loved one, it can be hard for a supporter to know what to do. This interactive program will focus on practical approaches supporters can use to help the bereaved and what common missteps to avoid.
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The Sacred Meaning of Death: A Spiritual Roundtable
Tue, Oct 17
Simmons College of Kentucky
Oct 17, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Simmons College of Kentucky, 1000 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40203, USA
What do our faith traditions teach us about the spiritual meaning of death and dying? What can we learn from the ritual and practices (of our faith traditions} surrounding death? Hosted by BIDF Community Collaborator, The Center for Interfaith Relations.
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The Dinner Party
Sun, Oct 15
Hosted in a Private Home
Oct 15, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hosted in a Private Home
The Dinner Party is a community of mostly 20- and 30-somethings who have each experienced significant loss, and get together over dinner parties to talk about it and the ways in which it continues to affect our lives. See below for details on how to join a table for The (Louisville) Dinner Party.
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Long Before the End Book Club©
Sat, Oct 14
Safai Coffee
Oct 14, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Safai Coffee, 1707 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205, USA
The Long Before the End Book Group© uses storytelling and lively discussion to explore courageous living and to transcend fear of the end. Over 700 members around the country participate in the online forum. Here in Louisville, we are facilitating the first ever live book group meeting.
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Music, Death and Life: A Conversation for the Community
Fri, Oct 13
Christ Evangelical United Church
Oct 13, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Christ Evangelical United Church, 1228 E Breckinridge St, Louisville, KY 40204, USA
Harry Pickens and friends will lead a thoughtful conversation history of musicians being trained to play for the dying and share their own experiences as well as some of their favorite songs.
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Drink to Your Death
Thu, Oct 12
Four Pegs
Oct 12, 2017, 6:30 PM
Four Pegs, 1053 Goss Ave, Louisville, KY 40217, USA
Join us for drinks and conversation on the here-and-now . . . and lighten up what can sometimes be a dark subject with toasts to our death.
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End of Life Challenges: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Wed, Oct 11
St. Matthews Library - Eline Branch
Oct 11, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
St. Matthews Library - Eline Branch, Grandview Ave, Louisville, KY 40207, USA
If you or someone you know is affected by dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, this program is just what you need. It provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.
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Death Cafe
Mon, Oct 09
Mid-America College of Funeral Science
Oct 09, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Mid-America College of Funeral Science, 3111 Hamburg Pike, Jeffersonville, IN 47130, USA
Death Cafes are an opportunity for people to gather, eat dessert, and talk about death. These events are not intended “to lead people to any conclusion” other than to increase awareness of death with a view of helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.
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Tuesdays with Morrie
Sun, Oct 08
Bunbury Theatre
Oct 08, 2017, 2:00 PM
Bunbury Theatre, 604 S 3rd St #301, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
The beloved story depicts a young man's relationship with his mentor's journey with ALS presented by BIDF Community Partner Bunbury Theater. Let's Discuss! Join BID Festival organizers and members of the audience for community conversations following the October 8th and October 19th productions.
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Eastern Cemetery Tours (Noon & 1:00PM)
Sat, Oct 07
Eastern Cemetery
Oct 07, 2017, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Eastern Cemetery, 641 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204, USA
A one-hour guided tour of one of the most neglected cemeteries in America. Witness a compelling case for thoughtful stewardship to care for our dead.
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