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2023 Region VII CRC Companion Event Information

An Introduction on Essential Oils: $20

CRC Special Class

Limited to 15 registrants

Hosted by Ginger Roots and Kathy Fisher, Certified Aromatherapist

Thursday – July 27, 2023 1:30 pm

(Updated May 26, 2023)

What is Aromatherapy?

The use of plant oils (essential oils) to holistically enhance our physical and mental being through inhalation and topically on our skin.


The class will introduce essential oils including:

  • The History

  • Why use them?

  • How to use them?

  • Safety of essential oils


All participants will make two essential oil products to take home

Morning Workout: FREE

Big Four Walking Bridge

Friday – July 28, 2023 8:00 am

(Updated April 26, 2023)

The Big Four Bridge crosses the Ohio River connecting Waterfront Park to Jeffersonville, Indiana. A treasured destination in our park and our city, the bridge is the perfect spot to watch the sunset.

Constructed in 1895 as a railroad bridge, the Big Four Bridge first provided rail access for freight and passengers traveling between Louisville and Southern Indiana. The bridge operated until 1969 when it was decommissioned, the ramps removed several years later.

The Waterfront Master Plan, developed in the early 1990s, included the Big Four as a pedestrian bridge. On February 6, 2013, the city opened an elliptical ramp and the bridge to pedestrians and bicycles. We installed counters on the Louisville ramp in 2013, helping us calculate an average of 1.5 million pedestrians and bicycles that cross the bridge each year. In 2014, Jeffersonville built their ramp to complete the Big Four experience. The bridge itself is approximately 1/2 mile (2,562 ft.) long. Each ramp is 1/4 mile (1,181 ft.) long. The entire distance totals two miles. You are sure to get a good workout if you walk from one state to the other and back again.

Spouse Event 1: $10

Tour of the Historic Seelbach Hilton Hotel

Friday – July 28, 2023 1:30 pm OR 3:30 pm

(Updated March 1, 2023)

ASHRAE 2023 Region VII CRC Companion Tour Information


The Region VII CRC and host Louisville Chapter are excited to offer this tour at the Historic Seelbach Hotel on Friday, July 28, 2023. 

Larry Johnson, the hotel historian, joined the Seelbach team as a bellman in 1982. In his book, “The Seelbach: A Centennial Salute to Louisville’s Grand Hotel,” Johnson covers the stories of the hotel since its opening in 1905. He gathered information from news articles, books and people over his 40-year career at the hotel. (Source)

Meet Larry Johnson, your tour guide, in the Hotel Lobby at 1:15 pm OR 3:15 pm. The tour takes around 90 minutes. 

Spouse Event 2: $75

Backstretch Breakfast Tour

Saturday – July 29, 2023 8:00 am

(Updated March 1, 2023)

Experience the authenticity of the backside of the race track during a rail side breakfast in the Track Kitchen…

There's no experience quite like a once-in-a-lifetime chance to spend a morning on a private backside tour at Churchill Downs Racetrack. Your group will get a behind the scenes view of Thoroughbred racing at the "World's Most Legendary Racetrack.” Along with more than 1,400 stalls that are mostly all full during the peak season, enjoy breakfast in the Horsemen’s Track Kitchen, see the horses training rail side, catch them during a bath and learn about life at the track. Be sure to bring your cameras because on any given day of training, visitors will get an up close and personal view of the horses, jockeys, trainers, and other connections who live the sport of horse racing! This tour is exclusive to groups visiting the Kentucky Derby Museum and not available to the general public.


Preset Breakfast Menu:
Scrambled Eggs, Bacon or Sausage, Biscuits & Gravy, Grits
Milk / Juice / Coffee / Tea

Tentative Itinerary:

8:00 am - Leave Seelbach Hilton

8:30 am - Backstretch Breakfast and Tour

10:00 am - Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs

10:40 am - The Great Race film

11:00 am - Kentucky Derby Museum exhibits open

12:00 pm - Return to Seelbach Hilton

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