The week ahead… Spark, Churchill numbers, trees and more

week ahead

The guests at Monday’s Open Coffee are representatives from Spark!, the Cordish Co.’s new co-working space. Open Coffee is at the iHub every Monday at 8 a.m.

Metro Council invites residents to share their opinions about the proposed tree ordinance on Tuesday. If you’d like to speak, you must sign up at the Clerk’s Office (City Hall, 601 W Jefferson Street, 3rd Floor) starting one hour prior to the special meeting in Council Chambers. Speakers will be called in order of sign-up and have five minutes to make comments. No sign-ups will be taken by phone or online.

Common Table, a culinary arts training program at Catholic Charities, hosts Table of Plenty, a free monthly meal the last Wednesday of each month. Anyone is welcome to attend. Catholic Charities Gym, 2234 West Market St. on Wednesday from noon until 5 p.m.

Churchill Downs Inc. will release second-quarter financial results on at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and host a conference call at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Stock Yards is supposed to release earnings as well this week, time and date TBD.

Metropolitan Business Development Corporation’s board meets on Thursday at 9 a.m.¬†METCO governs metro government’s small business loans, which include facade, accessibility and gap financing loans. The meeting is in the Metro Development Center, Suite 600.

The first Louisville Open Air Fair will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Sullivan University. This family friendly event is also pooch-friendly, so feel free to bring your best friend. Local vendors, food and more.

Fandom Fest is this weekend and Sean Gunn is one of the guest stars. Many people know Gunn as the bumbling Kirk from “Gilmore Girls,” but he also plays a Ravager named Kraglin in the latest “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie (his brother, James, directed). Turns out Sean is a big fan of community cats and a proponent of the trap-neuter-release strategy practiced by Louisville’s Alley Cat Advocates. So at the con, Gunn will be selling a Louisville-designed “Ravager Cat” T-shirts by Ryan Patterson with 100 percent of the sales going to Alley Cat Advocates.

Have a great week!