Sunday, September 25, 2016

Shine Music Together in Oldham County!

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The award-winning, internationally recognized Music Together classes are now offered in Oldham County! Shine is thrilled to offer its amazing Music Together program at the John W Black Community Center in LaGrange on Wednesdays at 10am beginning October 5th. 

Join us for a FREE DEMO CLASS on Wednesday, September 28th at 10am.

Music Together is a research-based early childhood music and movement program that is designed to help bring your child to what we call Basic Music Competence - the ability to sing in tune, to keep an accurate beat and to enjoy the music of our culture in whatever way your child chooses!

The program is based on the belief that all children are musical and gain their musical skills the same way they learn all life skills - through the model of their primary caregivers and through PLAY!  Classes are 45 minutes in length and create a superfun musical community that provides a smorgasbord of musical "vitamins" that each child experiences in their own developmentally appropriate way.  We offer three 10-week semesters during the school year and a shorter summer session to ensure that through repeated exposure, children can learn experientially in class and then "practice" what they learn at home.

You can find more information about Music Together on our website
Maria Whitley

Facebook Event for FREE Demo Class on September 28th HERE.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Halloween Events in Oldham County

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Fall Festivals & Events HERE.

10/1: FREE! Halloween Safety Party at the Oldham County Fairgrounds in LaGrange. $5 charge to park at the Fairgrounds. 4-7pm rain or shine. Trick or treating, costume contest, parade, games, crafts, bouncies and hayrides.

10/2: Skeleton 5k at Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange, 2pm. $20 or $25 day of registration fee.

10/2: FREE! Halloween Spooktacular at Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange, 3-5pm. Ages infant to 12. Free activities include a costume contest, pumpkin carving, hayride 3-4:30pm, kid candy bags, crafts, games and more.

 photo LFF 300 x 200 px Haunted Hike 2016 banner_zpskpqm9nsn.jpg10/2: The Haunted Hike at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen 3-9pm. Kid-friendly fantasy trail with treat stations, hay ride, inflatables, haunted house and more! (Rain date 10/16) $6 general admission, children 2 and under are free. Inflatable zone is $5.

10/5: Part 1 Halloween Painting Class at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension in LaGrange. 10am-2pm. $10 supply fee, $5 for homemakers. Part 2 scheduled for 10/12. RSVP required, program is for adults.

10/8: Youth Coat Drive and Trick or Treat Event at Cedar Point Village in LaGrange. 1-4pm. Bring a new or gently used coat or monetary donation and take advantage of free trick or treating for the kids and refreshments for the adults.  For each donation a voucher will be given for a free kids meal at Cornerstone Grill in Buckner.

10/9: FREE! Covenant United Methodist Church Fall Festival Bounce houses, carnival games, hot dogs and chili, trunk or treat, car show and more! 3-7pm

10/12: Part 2 Halloween Painting Class at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension in LaGrange. 10am-2pm. $10 supply fee, $5 for homemakers. RSVP required, program is for adults.

10/19: FREE! Crestwood United Methodist Church Harvestival Chili cook off at 5:30pm, trunk or treat 6pm.

10/19: FREE! Oldham County YMCA in Buckner Trick or Treating and not so spooky haunted house - more info coming soon! Open to the community!

10/26: FREE! Decorate Your Book O'Lantern for Boo Dell at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange. Bring a pumpkin, paint provided at library. 2-4pm.

10/27: FREE! LaGrange Community Center Halloween Party, games, prizes, treats! Time TBA

10/28: FREE! Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church in Crestwood Trunk or Treat, hot dogs, smores and hay ride, 6:30pm.

10/28: Halloween Party All About Kids Sports Center in Crestwood, 6-9pm, $12/child, $15 at the door.

10/29:FREE! Norton Commons Fall Festival in Prospect, 2-5pm.

10/29: FREE! Halloween in Downtown LaGrange. Trick or treat 11-3pm, costume contest at Rainy Day Resale at 1pm.

10/29: Boo Dell at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood 11am-3pm.  Treats until 2pm, magic show at 3pm.  $5 per car load or $1 suggested donation per walk-in.

10/29: FREE! Kidabalou at Northeast Christian Church - more info coming soon!

10/29: FREE! DeHaven Baptist Church Fall Festival. Candy, games, etc 4-6pm

10/30: FREE! Fall Festival at Christ Church at Goshen, family friendly costumes, fun activities. Time TBA

10/30: FREE! Fall Festival at Ballardsville Baptist Church in Crestwood, trick or treating, games and more. 5-7pm


Crestwood Animal Hospital Trick-or-Treating - more info coming soon!

Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect - more info coming soon!

We will update the list as we hear about more Halloween events in the area.  Know of a Halloween event?  Please let us know so we can add it here!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Gustavo's Mexican Grill

This is a sponsored post.

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Good news, Oldham and Jefferson County families!  Gustavo's Mexican Grill is opening a new location in the Prospect Village Shopping Center on September 19th!  This new location is sure to be a great addition to the neighborhood!

 photo dish 2_zps5tme3vu6.jpg Gustavo's Mexican Grill is one of Oldham County's most popular restaurants!  If you have ever eaten at one of the other two locations, it's evident why families love Gustavo's!  The employees and owner (Gustavo Reyes) have customer service down to a tee-it is extremely fast and friendly!  On top of the high quality of service, expect to enjoy delicious Mexican food and drinks.  Be sure to try the Gustavo's Signature Fajitas, Shrimp Tacos, the Molcajete or a classic Enchilada dish. 

Take advantage of some of the specials during the week.  A couple of the specials are: kid’s plates for $2.99 on Monday nights and ladies can enjoy drink specials on Thursday nights with 99₵ margaritas.  Celebrating a birthday or other special event?  Come to one of the locations for a special rendition of Happy Birthday and a free dessert, reserve one of the large party rooms or have your event catered by Gustavo’s Mexican Grill.

The service in the restaurants is impeccable, but a lot of other service is done behind the scenes, too.  Gustavo’s is involved in the Oldham County community and a big supporter of many programs.  The restaurant's name is well-known for it's food, but also recognized at special events, sponsorships and donations to various organizations in Oldham County.
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The restaurants are kept very clean and are tastefully decorated.  All three locations have outdoor patios surrounded by beautiful flowers.  Enjoy a family meal, girl's night out, club meeting, or catch a ballgame on one of the big screen televisions.  Whichever way you choose, you will quickly find yourself becoming a part of the Gustavo’s Mexican Grill family. 

Be sure to visit one of the three locations soon!

Crestwood Location: 6402 Westwind Way 502-243-6950
LaGrange Location: 1226 Market Street 502-222-4050
NEW! Prospect Location: 6051 Timber Ridge Drive 502-434-7766

Monday, September 12, 2016

Mom Groups in Oldham County

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Let's face it - mothering is hard work!  Why go at it alone?  It's always nice to meet other Moms and children that live close and start friendships.  We compiled a list of groups that meet in Oldham County catered to Moms and Grandmothers of children of various ages.

For mothers of children of any age.
2nd Thursday of the month
St. James Episcopal Church
401 LaGrange Rd Pewee Valley, KY

MOMS Together
For mothers of children of all ages.
2nd Wednesday of the month
Crestwood Baptist Church
6400 Sweetbay Dr Crestwood, KY

For mothers of children ages birth-5 years old.
2nd Friday of the month
Saint John United Methodist Church
12700 West US HWY 42 Prospect, KY

Crestwood United Methodist Church Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
For mothers of children ages birth-5 years old.
1st Friday of the month
Crestwood United Methodist Church
7214 Kavanaugh Rd Crestwood, KY

Mom's Connection
For mothers of children of any age.
3rd Thursday night and 3rd Friday morning of the month
Thursday 6:30-8pm or Friday 9:30-11:30am
Northeast Christian Church
9900 Brownsboro Rd Louisville, KY

Friday, September 9, 2016

Review of Peggy Baker Park in Crestwood

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Location: 6887 Abbott Lane, Crestwood

Peggy Baker Park is located in Crestwood off of Abbott Lane behind the Heritage Place neighborhood.  Children enjoy the park because of the merry go round, many swings and open spaces.  Families also like to use the park for bike riding when it isn't bustling with athletic practices.  The park is home to South Oldham Little League's ball fields, which means there is a lot of parking space area.  The back portion of the parking lot is great for bike riding because of the low amount of vehicle traffic.  There are several park benches around the playground, but not a whole lot of shade.  There is a covered gazebo picnic area, but it is located away from the playground.

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Playground Features:
  • Large playground structure
  • Small playground structure
  • 6 swings and 2 bucket swings
  • Rubber mulch
  • Benches around the playground area
  • Merry go round
  • Monkey bars

Other Features:
  • Full basketball court
  • South Oldham Baseball League fields
  • Open green space

  • Restrooms
  • Covered shelter with picnic tables
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Where to Find Pumpkins Around Oldham County

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Pumpkins!  Once Labor Day come and goes, pumpkins seem to appear EVERYWHERE!  We have your list of where to find them around Oldham County.  Plan a whole day of fun with your family or just pick out your perfect pumpkin together at one of the roadside and farm markets around the county.  As always, with any crop, it is always best to contact the business first to check the availability. Happy picking!

537 Dawkins Lane Sulpher, KY 40070
Located off of Hwy 146 in Henry County.
Open weekends for fall activities, pumpkin picking, hayrides, zip line, corn maze, small pumpkin patch for younger children and more!
Opening 9/23/16 for the season.

Reardon's Fruit Market & Garden Center
6462 Hwy 146 Crestwood, KY 40014
Pumpkins of all sizes locally grown in Kentucky and Indiana.  Find other fall décor and treats: straw bales, mums, corn stalks, gourds, apple butter and more!
Facebook here.

LaGrange Farmers' Market & Artisans
Located on the Oldham County Courthouse Square in downtown LaGrange, Main Street
Open until 10/29/16 8am-1pm on Saturdays
Find pumpkins, gourds and other fall décor and treats from local farms.
Facebook here.

FoxHollow Farm
8905 Hwy 329 Crestwood, KY 40014
Find your perfect pumpkin at their Fall Festival on 10/8/16. (This is the only date pumpkins are available.)
Facebook here.

Bray Orchards & Roadside Market
2580 Hwy 42 Bedford, KY 40006
Located off of Hwy 42 in Trimble County.
Fall family activities beginning in October. Pumpkins available for purchase.
Facebook here.

Gallrein Farms
1029 Vigo Road Shelbyville, KY 40065
Fall fun starts mid-September. U-pick pumpkins or purchase in their market. Many other family-friendly activities (some with additional admission fees), petting zoo, food, music, corn maze and more!
Facebook here.

Mulberry Orchard
1330 Mulberry Pike Shelbyville, KY 40065
Fall festivities begin late September and include hayrides to the pumpkin patch, corn and soybean mazes, playgrounds and yummy treats in the market place. Check their website for activity hours, some are limited during the week.
Facebook here.

Ashlock Farms
1700 E Hwy 22 Crestwood, KY 40014
Roadside stand with several sizes of pumpkins and gourds.

Friday, September 2, 2016

FamilyPalooza at Southeast Christian Church Crestwood

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Staying around town for Labor Day weekend?  If so, you should check out FamilyPalooza hosted by Southeast Christian Church in Crestwood.

The community is welcome to enjoy the FREE activities and cheap (nothing more than $1) carnival food.  Volunteers will be serving up hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cotton candy, sno cones, frozen yogurt and drinks for everyone to enjoy.  There's plenty to do while you're visiting, too!
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FREE Activities include:
Carnival style games inside and outside
Face painting
Petting zoo
Pony rides
Firetruck visit

FamilyPalooza is on Labor Day each year. 
Check it out on September 5, 2016 11am-4pm
6201 Crestwood Station
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