Friday, November 24, 2017

Weekend Fun for Oldham County Families

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Click here for your Oldham County #ForecastForFun from WLKY's Matt Milosevich!

Here's some fun ideas for November 24-26

Holiday events have taken over everything! Keep tabs on these events and more on our awesome holiday events list!
Here are some happening this weekend
  • Holiday Brite Nite at the Paddock Shops in Louisville. 5-8pm. Santa arriving at 7pm,  FREE carriage rides with Santa every Saturday and Sunday during the holiday season, 12-4pm
  • Photos with Santa at Cabela's in Louisville, 11am-2pm
  • 11/24-26: YuleTide at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood. Outdoor lighting, children's holiday crafts, a visit from Santa, holiday refreshments and train exhibit. Admission fee, free for children 2 and under. 4-7:30pm (There is a 2nd weekend for the event in December as well.)
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Monday, November 20, 2017

Dining with Santa

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Are you looking for a unique dining experience for your kids this holiday season?  Try one of these Dining with Santa events around Oldham County!  

12/2: Breakfast with Santa with LaGrange Elementary School at Hometown Pizza in LaGrange, 7-10am. All you can eat pancakes, sausage and bacon. $5 for adults, $4 children.

12/3: Breakfast with Santa at Martini Italian Bistro at the Paddock Shops (Louisville), 9am & 9:30am. Enjoy a breakfast buffet and visit to your table by Santa. $16.95 adults, $6.95 children 12 and under.

12/9: Breakfast with Santa with Oldham County Parks & Rec at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area.)

12/9: Donuts with Santa at Harmony Elementary School in Goshen , 9am-12pm. Tickets sold at the door.

12/10: Breakfast with Santa at Martini Italian Bistro at the Paddock Shops (Louisville), 9am & 9:30am. Enjoy a breakfast buffet and visit to your table by Santa. $16.95 adults, $6.95 children 12 and under.

Gustavo's Mexican Restaurant - all 3 locations will have a night of dining with Santa.  Details coming soon.

Not Santa, but still fun:
12/2: Breakfast with the Grinch at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 9-11am, $5

12/14: Snow Queen Tea Party at Sisters Tea Parlor and Boutique in Buckner. More details coming soon.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Winter Break Camps

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Oldham County Schools 2017 Winter Break is December 18th-January 2nd.  Are you looking for a place for your kids to play and learn while you work, shop or get ready for the holidays?  Here are a few options around the area.

9am-5pm
December 18-21
December 27-29
January 2
$49/$98/$145/$189/$199 add $6 for early drop off & late pick up

SteamPunks
Holiday Maker Camp
12/18-12/22
Morning Session: Santa's VR Workshop 9am-12pm
Afternoon Session: Rudolph and Frosty's Claymation Workshop 1-4pm
$150 per session or $250 for both session/all day with lunch included.
(1st-8th graders)

Oldham County Family YMCA
Winter Has Come (Includes a field trip to ice skating, swimming and candy cane making.)
December 18-22
7am-6pm
Holiday Celebrations (Includes a field trip to Main Event and swimming.)
December 26-29
7am-6pm
$135/session per child Members
$160/session per child for program members

YMCA at Norton Commons
Winter Wonderland Camp
December 20-22
December 27-29
Drop off as early as 7am and pick up by 6pm
$120/session per child Members
$140/session per child for program members
$25 registration fee per child
Ages 5-10

Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance
Winter Wonderland Camp
December 18-20
Full Day 9am-5pm $165/child
Half Day 11:30am-3pm $105/child
Registration closes 12/10

Oldham County Cooperative Extension Office
Santa Workshop
December 18th
10am-2pm
$25 includes lunch.
Children will make gifts for friends and family and will be served lunch.
Ages 8-12
Contact the Cooperative office for a registration form.
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

A Year of Family Fun in Crestwood

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Crestwood is home to several family-friendly businesses and special events each year that are great for exploring, learning, being active and more.  We've narrowed down some of the more popular and unique events throughout the year for you.  Here is a year's worth of ideas for family-friendly fun in the city of Crestwood.

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-Yuletide at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens - Explore the beautiful gardens at night while sipping on hot cocoa.  Visit with Santa, go on a scavenger hunt, do crafts together all while celebrating the spirit of the season.
-Take Hwy 22 all the way down to Hwy 53 and you'll run into Ballardsville Baptist Church.  This church hosts a Living Nativity each December.  Stay in your car and drive through the city of Bethlehem right down the road from your home.  Make sure you stop at the end for your hot chocolate and cookies!

January:
-Families can enjoy indoor entertainment at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.  Catch a show, musical production or register for a class. There are classes for babies up to adults.  Make sure you catch one of the Saturday morning clay workshops and at least one play a year.  There is so much talent to be found and enjoy at the Arts Center.
-Upward Basketball & Cheerleading start in January.  Games are held at Crestwood United Methodist Church and Crestwood Baptist Church.  This program is a great way for children to be introduced to basketball and cheerleading in a very encouraging environment.

February:
-The holiday rush is finally gone and now is a great time to enroll your kids in an activity to release some energy!  Crestwood is home to several martial art studios, dance lesson options, music lessons, indoor horse riding arenas, cross-fit for kids classes, gymnastics, swim lessons and more.  All About Kids Sports Center is a great place to start lessons or go for open play.  Soiree has beginner kid's dance classes for as low as $5 a class!

March:
-Go Easter egg hunting at one of the many Crestwood churches and businesses hosting an event.
-Did you resolve to exercise more in January?  Put your new running skills to the test and register for the Cloverleaf 5k at Briar Hill Park.  This race is part of several road races held in Oldham County.

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-The weather is warming up - enjoy one of Crestwood's parks: Peggy Baker Park, Briar Hill Park & the NEW Maples Park is set to have an official grand opening celebration in 2018!  We have our fingers crossed that Maples Park will eventually have many amenities that will bring more family fun to Crestwood.  Future plans have been rumored to include an amphitheater and spray ground!  Some of these parks have places to play tennis, basketball and sand volleyball.  Briar Hill Park has a great, short paved circle path perfect for beginner bike riders.
-Check into a farm tour at the Bluebonnets and Bluegrass Alpaca Farm.  We loved our tour and found it to be super fun, educational and memorable!

May:
-The Foxhollow Summer Concert Series starts this month and continues through September!  Children, adults and four-legged friends are welcome to enjoy an outdoor concert, food trucks and exploring the farm.
-Want a night out with just adults?  All About Kids has a Slumber Party once a month.  Register your kids for a night filled with fun and activity while you check out 3rd Turn Brewery or the KY Artisan Distillery with friends.  Or make it a family night and celebrate Cinco De Mayo together at Gustavo's Mexican Restaurant.

June:
-School's out! Enjoy the FREE Summer Reading events hosted at the South Oldham Public Library.
-Celebrate the start of summer with shaved iced at the one and only Shiver Shack!

July:
-Take a hike with the Brownsboro Trail Alliance.  They host a special Family Sunflower Day during the summer. 
-Need the kids to get out of the house for a few hours during the week?  Crestwood has several Vacation Bible Schools and Summer Camps during July!

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-The summer is winding down, why not check out a good ol' fashion Summer Festival in the Street in nearby Pewee Valley?  Listen to music, play carnival games and eat classic summertime food next to the iconic red caboose.
-Yew Dell Botanical Gardens still has a few Children in the Dell Saturdays left late into the Summer. Parents and Children learn about and explore nature together.  There is a wonderful Fairy Garden that everyone seems to enjoy.  If you enjoy learning about hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators, Yew Dell also has their Summer Hummer Buzz Fest in August.

September:
-Every Labor Day, Southeast Christian Church hosts FamilyPalooza for the community to come enjoy free carnival games, music, pony rides, a petting zoo, several bounce houses and cheap food. This is a large, family-friendly festival!
-The Fall Festivals are starting up this month also.  Try to catch an outdoor movie in nearby Central Park or enjoy the Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner and Carnival this month.

October:
-There is no shortage of Halloween events in Oldham County.  One of the more popular events is right here in Crestwood: Boo Dell at Yew Dell. Trick or treat along the paved trails at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens.  
-The popular Foxhollow Farm's Fall Festival is also this month.

November:
-Think cheap or free fun this month as you prepare to go into the busy holiday season.  Crestwood Animal Hospital hosts monthly Vet Academy afternoons where children and parents are invited to learn about different vet, pet, animal etc related topics.  The Oldham County Schools Arts Center has Maker Mondays for $5 where children are free to explore creating through upcycled materials.  There is usually a ceramic workshop this month too.  Catch a preschool story time at the library or after school activity for your older, school-aged children. If the trails aren't too muddy, walk the nature trail at Briar Hill Park or Foxhollow Farm and enjoy some of the fall foliage.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Free Pictures with Santa Claus

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It's about to get B-U-S-Y!  So, why not go ahead and check off "Visit with Santa" from your holiday to-do list?  Here are a few opportunities (in and around Oldham County) to snap a FREE photo of your child with the BIG GUY!

These events offer FREE admission and FREE photo opportunities with Santa - be sure to pack your camera!

11/24 - 12/23: Charlestown's Christmas City
Charlestown, Indiana
Visit with Santa on Thurs-Sat 6-9pm

11/25: Holiday Brite Nite Lighting Ceremony
Paddock Shops in Louisville
5-8pm. Santa arriving at 7pm
FREE carriage rides with Santa every Saturday and Sunday thru 12/17, 12-4pm

Starting 11/25: Photos with Santa (Every Saturday up to 12/16)
Cabela's in Louisville
11am-2pm

12/2: 13th Annual Nature of Christmas in Goshen
Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen
12-3pm

Courthouse Square in downtown LaGrange
4-9pm

12/2 & 12/9: Pictures with Santa
Reardon's Fruit Market and Garden Center in Crestwood
1-5pm

12/2: Pictures with Santa
Crestwood Animal Hospital
10am-2pm

12/3: Yule Log
Town Square in Pewee Valley
5:30-7:30pm

More events (that require an admission fee) to see Santa HERE.

Know of any Santa sightings coming up soon?  Let us know! Nicolle@louisvillefamilyfun.net
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Best List of Holiday Events in Oldham County

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It's the most wonderful time of the year!  And wow, look at all of these holiday events in Oldham County and the surrounding area!  There are so many options for families to enjoy this holiday season together!  Get your calendar out - you're going to need it!

Read Also: Louisville Family Fun: Best List of Holiday & Christmas Events

NOVEMBER

11/7: FREE! Build-a-Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child at Real Family Church in LaGrange, 6:30-8:30pm

11/11: LaGrange Presbyterian Church Holiday Bazaar, 9am-3pm

11/11: Oldham County Fair Pageant 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar at the Oldham Count Fairgrounds, 8am-4pm

11/11: Holiday Grapevine Wreath Making Workshop at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 1-3pm. $25 members/$30 non members

11/13: FREE! Come Sew with Us: Holiday Ideas at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Office in LaGrange (Buckner area). Open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Free sewing lessons, bring your open supplies, there are a few sewing machines to use. 3-8pm

11/18: FREE! Nutcracker Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am. For ages 3-8. Sign ups begin 11/1.

11/18: Christmas Open House at Knock on Wood Country Mercantile in Westport, 10am-5pm

11/24-26: YuleTide at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood. Outdoor lighting, children's holiday crafts, a visit from Santa, holiday refreshments and train exhibit. Admission fee, free for children 2 and under. 4-7:30pm (There is a 2nd weekend for the event in December as well.)

11/24: Black Friday Ms. Clause's Maker Workshop. (Girls Only) Join STEAMPunks at our Prospect Campus for Mrs. Clause's Maker Shop! Students will create gifts for family members using various materials in our makerspace: 3D Prints, Bath Bombs, Lip Balms, lotions---we are working with a cosmetic science theme! Students will take home various items at the conclusion of class. Gift wrap, bags, and containers will be provided for presentation! 10am-1pm, $50

11/24: Charlestown's Christmas City in Charlestown, Indiana starts this day.

11/25: FREE! Holiday Brite Nite at the Paddock Shops in Louisville. 5-8pm. Santa arriving at 7pm,  FREE carriage rides with Santa every Saturday and Sunday during the holiday season, 12-4pm

11/25: FREE! Light Up Campbellsburg (We can't find any other information other than this is the always the Saturday after Thanksgiving.)

11/25: FREE! Photos with Santa at Cabela's in Louisville, 11am-2pm

11/25-12/23: Winter Wonderland at Fourth Street Live! Friday 5-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm, Closed Monday – Thursday: FREE Santa Photo experience with Santa at the North Pole!

DECEMBER

FREE! Carriage Rides with Santa every Saturday and Sunday during the holiday season, 12-4pm

Charlestown's Christmas City in Charlestown, Indiana.

Letters to Santa with Live in Oldham County: Send your letters to Santa Claus North Pole 208 Parker Drive, Ste. 2B LaGrange, KY 40031. Children will receive a letter back, hand decorated by the elves.

Letters from Santa with Oldham County Parks & Rec at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange. Form here.

11/25-12/23: Winter Wonderland at Fourth Street Live! Friday 5-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm, Closed Monday – Thursday: FREE Santa Photo experience with Santa at the North Pole!

12/1: 3D Ornament Challenge Join STEAMPunks at our Prospect Campus! Students will learn about 3D printing and optionally participate in the 3D printed ornament challenge! The 3D printed ornament challenge is exactly what it sounds like! Your child designs a holiday ornament in the session, submits it, and we print it for you! Students’ designs will be printed and delivered to their school prior to winter break, available for pick up at our campus. The owner of the ornament with the most votes on social media will receive 4 additional prints to take home. So join us in printing some holiday cheer while learning a skill set! 4-5pm or 5:15-6:15pm, $35

12/1-3: YuleTide at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood. Outdoor lighting, children's holiday crafts, a visit from Santa, holiday refreshments and train exhibit. Admission fee, free for children 2 and under. 4-7:30pm

12/2: FREE! Pictures with Santa at Crestwood Animal Hospital, 10am-2pm

12/2: Breakfast with Santa with LaGrange Elementary School at Hometown Pizza in LaGrange, 7-10am. All you can eat pancakes, sausage and bacon. $5 for adults, $4 children.

12/2: FREE! 13th Annual Nature of Christmas in Goshen at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, 12-3pm, donations accepted

12/2: FREE! Light Up LaGrange on the Courthouse Square in downtown LaGrange, 4-9pm, lighting ceremony at 6pm.

12/2: Breakfast with the Grinch at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 9-11am, $5

12/2: Colonial Williamsburg Centerpiece Workshop at the Oldham County History Center in Lagrange, 1-3pm $15 members/$20 non-members.

12/2: FREE! Pictures with Santa at Reardon's Fruit Market and Garden Center in Crestwood.  Bring your own camera for a picture, free games and face painting. 1-5pm.

12/2: Crestwood United Methodist Church Preschool Cookie Walk & Silent Auction, 10am-12pm

12/2: FREE! Photos with Santa at Cabela's in Louisville, 11am-2pm

12/2: FREE: Living Nativity at Ballardsville Baptist Church in Crestwood, 6-8:30pm

12/2: FREE: A Night in Bethlehem a drive-thru live nativity experience at Shelbyville First Baptist Church, 6-8pm

12/2: Holiday Craft and Art Show at North Oldham Middle School 9am-3pm

12/2-3: Santa Paws Annual Event at the Oldham County Humane Society in LaGrange. Pet and family photos with Santa, Gift Shop, Bake Sale and Silent Auction.

12/2-3: A Dickens Christmas Festival at the KY Renaissance Festival Grounds in Eminence. 12-6pm, $10 (also 12/9-10) Scenes from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Christmas caroling, photos with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, merchants selling wares, food and more!

12/3: FREE! Yule Log in Pewee Valley at the Town Square, 5:30-7:30pm. Visit with Santa Clause, chili, bonfire and caroling.

12/5: FREE! Holiday Open House at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6-8pm. Swing into the Holidays at the Main Library with music, dancing and family activities. The Swing Street Big Band returns for an encore concert around the fireplace. Swing Dance workshops for all ages will be held in the meeting room, crafts for kids will be available, as well as a bonfire and refreshments on the reading terrace.

12/5: FREE! Christmas Concert at the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner, 7:30pm.

12/7-9: FREE! Crestwood Festival of Nativities at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 6401 Westwind Way.  Completely free community event to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Children's craft, treat room, musical concerts, photo booth, nativity art tours, living nativity, nativity story readings, community coat drive and over 500 nativities from around the globe. 6:30-9pm

12/7: FREE! Oldham County Children's Choir Winter Performance at the OCS Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

12/8: Christmas Cookies, Coffee & Carols at Covenant United Methodist Church in LaGrange. Benefitting Blessings in a Backpack programs at Goshen, Harmony, Buckner and LaGrange. 7pm

12/8: 3D Ornament Challenge Join STEAMPunks at our Prospect Campus! Students will learn about 3D printing and optionally participate in the 3D printed ornament challenge! The 3D printed ornament challenge is exactly what it sounds like! Your child designs a holiday ornament in the session, submits it, and we print it for you! Students’ designs will be printed and delivered to their school prior to winter break, available for pick up at our campus. The owner of the ornament with the most votes on social media will receive 4 additional prints to take home. So join us in printing some holiday cheer while learning a skill set! 4-5pm or 5:15-6:15pm, $35

12/9: Mother's Market at Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance Studio in Prospect. 4:30-6:30pm

12/9: Ceramics Workshop at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center. Ornament workshop for ages 4-adult, 10am, $15 per person.

12/9: Breakfast with Santa with Oldham County Parks & Rec at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area.)

12/9: FREE! Photos with Santa at Cabela's in Louisville, 11am-2pm

12/9: Donuts with Santa at Harmony Elementary School in Goshen , 9am-12pm. Tickets sold at the door.

12/9: FREE! Pictures with Santa at Reardon's Fruit Market and Garden Center in Crestwood.  Bring your own camera for a picture, free games and face painting. 1-5pm

12/9: Colonial Williamsburg Wreath Making Workshop for adults at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 1-3PM, $25/$30.

12/9-10: Louisville Zoo’s Santa Safari. 10am, 12pm, and 2pm each day

12/9-10: A Dickens Christmas Festival at the KY Renaissance Festival Grounds in Eminence. 12-6pm, $10 Scenes from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Christmas caroling, photos with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, merchants selling wares, food and more!

12/14: Snow Queen Tea Party at Sisters Tea Parlor and Boutique in Buckner

12/14-16: A Christmas Carol - The Musical performance at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood

12/16: FREE! Photos with Santa at Cabela's in Louisville, 11am-2pm

12/16-17: Louisville Zoo’s Santa Safari. 10am, 12pm, and 2pm each day

12/18: Santa's Workshop at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Office in LaGrange (Buckner area). For ages 8-12, 10am-2pm $25 includes lunch.  Children will make gifts for friends and family.

12/18: Friends and Family Christmas Performance at the OCS Arts Center in Crestwood, 6:30pm

12/18-20: Winter Wonderland Camp at Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance in Prospect. 9am-5pm or 11:30am-3pm

12/18-22: Holiday Maker Camp (1st-8th graders) Morning Session Santa's VR Workshop or Afternoon Session Rudolph and Frosty's Claymation Workshop. $150 per session or $250 for both session/all day with lunch included.

12/19: Community Holiday Party with Oldham Chamber at City Place in LaGrange. More information, coming soon!

12/21: Candlelight Christmas High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor and Boutique in Buckner

12/23: 12 K's of Christmas at LaGrange Baptist Church. 6K Run/Walk or 12K Run. 9am, $30.

*We have emailed these businesses to ask if they plan to have their holiday event again this year.  We will update our list as soon as we receive a response.*

12/: Dine with Santa at Gustavo's Mexican Grill, 6pm

Do you know of another Holiday Event in or around Oldham County?  Let us know so we can add it to our list!
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

November Events in Oldham County

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Recurring Events:
Maker Mondays at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood 4:30-6:00pm, $5
History Hounds at the Oldham County History Center, Thursdays 10am $5
FREE! Karate Classes at the LaGrange Community Center on Tuesday & Saturday.
FREE! Bluegrass Jam Night at LaGrange Coffee Roasters Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
FREE! Creasey Mahan Nature Center NEW Hours! Wednesday & Saturday 10am-2pm
FREE! St. Aloysius Preschool Story Time at the Nest in Pewee Valley - Every Thursday, 10-11am
FREE! Open Preschool Play, Tuesdays at South Oldham Library in Crestwood. 10:15-11:30am
FREE! Afterschool Adventures at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood (Tuesday) & Mahan Branch in Goshen (Thursday), 4-5pm November Dates: 11/7, 9, 14, 16, 28, 30 For ages 5 and up.

Holiday Craft Shows & Bazaars List HERE

Do you know of another November Event? Please share it with us! Add it to our free calendar here!

11/1: FREE! Listen, Learn, Create with the Louisville Children's Museum at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Recommended for ages 2-8

11/2: FREE! Music in the Library: Small Town Napoleon at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6:30pm

11/2: Holiday Showcase at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension in LaGrange, 10am.

11/3: PNO at STEAMPunks in Prospect for ages Pre-K up to 8th grade, $35 first child, $10 additional siblings 6:30-10:30pm

11/4: FREE! Family Fall Festival at Equility Boarding & Training in Goshen, 12-6pm. Free activities include horse rides, bounce house, pumpkin painting, sensory friendly games, silent auction and more! Refreshments from Widows Brew Coffee Shop.

11/4: Granny's Attic Indoor Yard Sale at Saint John UMC in Prospect, 8am-10pm

11/4: Fall Tree Walk with the Brownsboro Trail Alliance in Crestwood, 10am-12pm, FREE for members, $5 per person, $25 Family Max

11/4: Thanksgiving Clay Workshop at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 1-3pm, for ages 4-adult, $15

11/4: FREE! Astronomy Night at Norton Commons in Prospect, 7pm.

11/4: FREE! International Games Day at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am-5pm

11/4: Colonial Christmas Market in the Rob Morris Building at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 10am-3pm

11/4: Winter Coat Giveaway at the LaGrange Community Center 10am-1pm

11/7: FREE! Build-a-Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child at Real Family Church in LaGrange, 6:30-8:30pm

11/8: FREE! Listen, Learn, Create with the Louisville Children's Museum at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Recommended for ages 2-8

11/10: FREE! Escape from the Library at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 7-9pm, sign ups online.

11/10: Slumber Party or Tween Lock In at All About Kids Sports Center in Crestwood for ages 4-14, 6:30pm-9am $38 or 6:30-11pm $28. Tween Lock In for ages 11-14, 6:30-9am $38 or 6:30-11pm $28.

11/10: Kid's Night Out at the LaGrange Community Center for ages 5-12. 6-8:30pm, $10/child, $8 additional siblings.

11/11: South Oldham Fire Department Chili Cook-Off in Crestwood, 12-3pm

11/11: Holiday Grapevine Wreath Making Workshop at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 1-3pm. $25 members/$30 non members

11/11: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Fall Festival and Turkey Dinner in LaGrange 2-7:30pm

11/11 & 12: Oldham Arts on City Place at City Place in LaGrange, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm

11/12: FREE! Vet Academy: Diagnostic Imaging at Crestwood Animal Hospital. 4-5:30pm Program is for children 12 years old and up.  Register by emailing the hospital.

11/13: FREE! Come Sew with Us: Holiday Ideas at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Office in LaGrange (Buckner area). Open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Free sewing lessons, bring your open supplies, there are a few sewing machines to use. 3-8pm

11/14: FREE! Zoosday at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm. Meet a Penguin! First come, first serve.

11/15: FREE! Listen, Learn, Create with the Louisville Children's Museum at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Recommended for ages 2-8

11/15: FREE! Woodsongs at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area). 6:30pm

11/16: FREE! Preschool Storytime Series at St. Francis School in Goshen (For preschoolers or rising Kindergarteners.) RSVP encouraged. 10-10:30am

11/16-18: Little Women & The Music Man at the OCS Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm. $7 for two shows.

11/18: FREE! Nutcracker Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am. For ages 3-8. Sign ups begin 11/1.

11/18: Turkey Trotter 5 Mile Run, 4k Walk at Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area), 8am. Registration fee.

 photo lazer blaze_zpsw1xdv3l4.jpg11/19: BIG Family Fun Day at Lazer Blaze in Louisville, 12:30-4:30pm, $10 per person covers unlimited lazer tag, bumper cars and mini golf. Several arcade games will be set to play for free and there will be party rooms with activities set up.

11/19: Harrod's Creek Trail Bash 5k/10k 9am-12pm, Registration fee.

11/20: FREE! Early Childhood Music Classes - MUST CALL the OCS Arts Center to reserve your spot, space is limited! Family Music, Parent-Child Class (ages 0-5) at 9:30am, 10:30am, or 6:30pm.  Pre-K Music, (children in their last year before Kindergarten) at 11:30am or 5:30pm (This is not a parent-child class, but parents are welcome to come in and observe this sample class).
The theme of the class will be Food and Thanksgiving!

11/24: Pink Friday Sale at Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner. 20% off everything you can put in your bag. Tea samplings 12-2pm also. Gingerbread Latte, Paris in a Teacup & Spirit of Christmas!

11/24-26: YuleTide at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood. Outdoor lighting, children's holiday crafts, a visit from Santa, holiday refreshments and train exhibit. Admission fee, free for children 2 and under. 4-7:30pm (There is a 2nd weekend for the event in December as well.)

11/25: Shop Small Saturday - Shop at our local Oldham County stores.

11/25: FREE! Photos with Santa at Cabela's in Louisville, 11am-2pm

11/29: FREE! Listen, Learn, Create with the Louisville Children's Museum at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Recommended for ages 2-8

11/30-12/2: A Midsummer Night's Dream at the OCS Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm, admission fee.
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Monday, October 30, 2017

Road Races in Oldham County

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We found some fun races and obstacle courses in Oldham County for just about everyone and every skill-level!  Many of these events are kid-friendly with Kid Zones, races and short distances!  Also, many of the events support great local causes.  Get out and exercise in beautiful Oldham County!

LIST UPDATED: 10/30/17

November 2017
11/12 360 Degree Turkey Trotter 5 mile Run/Walk
8am
Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area)

11/19 Harrod's Creek Trail Bash 5k/10k
9am-12pm
Harrod's Creek Park

December 2017
12/2 Metro United Way 5k Run/Walk
2:30pm
Downtown LaGrange

12/23 12 K's of Christmas 6K Run/Walk or 12K Run
9am
LaGrange Baptist Church

March 2018
3/15 Oldham County Parks & Rec Cloverleaf 5K
6:30pm
Briar Hill Park in Crestwood

April 2018
4/14 Oldham County Parks & Rec Earth Day 5K
8am
Morgan Conservation Park in LaGrange

First wave beginning at 9am
Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area)

5/TBA South Oldham Fire 5k Run
7pm
South Oldham Fire Department in Crestwood

June 2018
6/19 Oldham County Grand Slam Health/Hope/Hometown 5K
8:30am
The Rawlings Group in LaGrange
Facebook page here.

July 2018
7/7 Firecracker 5k Run and 2 mile walk
8am
Westport Park in Westport

7/20 Oldham County Grand Slam Oldham County Festival YMCA 5K
7pm
Covenant United Methodist Church in LaGrange
Facebook page here.

August 2018
8/11 Oldham County Grand Slam Fastline’s FunRaising 5K
8:30am
Fastline Printing in Buckner
Facebook page here.

September 2018
9/3 Oldham County Grand Slam Trooper Island 5K
8:30am
L'Esprit Farm Road in LaGrange
Facebook page here.

9/8 Sprint Triathlon
Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area)

Paws in the Park Dog Walk with the Oldham County Humane Society
2018 date TBA

October 2018
10/7 OCEA Skeleton 5k Run/2 mile Walk
2pm
Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area)
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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Cheerleading at All About Kids Crestwood

This is a sponsored post.
 photo AAK_Cheer_04_zpsvyptn5kd.jpgDoes your child want to be a cheerleader? Do they want to learn how to tumble or increase their skills they already have? At PowerCore Athletics, we strive to instill in our cheerleaders, the value of character, commitment and hard work. At All About Kids, we specialize in teaching cheerleading to kids ages 3 and up. We offer cheerleading classes such as tumbling, cheer squad training and also offer competitive All Star Cheer Teams. We offer classes and showcase teams at our Oldham County location in Crestwood.

PowerCore Athletics previously Power Cheer has been training elite cheerleaders since 1996 and our state-of-the-art Cheerleading training center has over 12,000 square feet of dedicated training space within our 47,000 square foot All About Kids sports facility. PowerCore Athletics is one of the largest, best-equipped cheerleading schools in the Midwest.

Our cheer classes vary on different levels and are based on skill not just age. They start with beginner levels doing back walkovers, back handspring drills and back handsprings with a spot, intermediate jumps and motion techniques. And can progress through some of our most advanced levels doing jumps to standing back tucks, layouts, whips, bounder tumbling, roundoff back handspring fulls/double fulls and standing fulls. We have a class for every level!

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PowerCore Athletics has competitive All Star Cheerleading Teams that compete locally and nationally and train at our Louisville location. Our half year teams are perfect for those athletes who have other commitments such as school cheer or other sports! The season is about half the length of our “full year” teams. We also offer showcase teams at our Oldham county location!

When you come to a cheer class, you can expect professional staff that love to work with kids and want to progress their skills. Our mission is to “Build happy, healthy, confident kids through sports” and that is what we do. Our coaches will provide a fun, safe environment for your cheerleader to learn tumbling, jumps and stunts. Come check us out for a FREE trial today! If you missed our All Star cheerleading tryouts, just call us for a private evaluation.
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Exploring Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood

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Chances are you probably have been to Foxhollow Farm during one of their special events they host during the year.  My family loves the outdoor concerts starting in May and the Fall Festival in October.  This Fall, we decided to explore the farm on a pretty day during the week.

 photo nature trail_zpsxa3kffh2.jpgTo our surprise, there was a lot to see and do.  Foxhollow is a working farm, so there were tractors bustling around during our visit.  We packed a lunch and ate at one of the picnic tables near the great lawn where concerts are usually held.  The kids played on the haystacks that are a token at Foxhollow.  I wish I would have packed a soccer ball or even a kite because the open fields were perfect for running and playing.

Near the concert field there were a few chicken coops, a field of pick your own flowers and the vegetable store.  We explored past the flowers and vegetables and made our way to the Stone Circle and Labyrinth.  It is a short walk on a half paved/gravel road.  Once at the stones, the kids enjoyed running around them, taking photos and looking at the different carvings.  There are a few benches located around the stones also.

From the stone carvings, we made your way through the woods on Foxhollow's Nature Trail.  It is quite pretty this time of year because of the leaves changing colors.  There is a small pond along the trail and it ends at the concert field where we ate our picnic.

 photo stone circle_zpspqtg9xvh.jpgWe continued to explore the farm grounds and made our way to the pumpkin patch and corn maze.  On the way to the patch we found a small play structure and the kids enjoyed swinging and climbing.  Surprisingly, the pumpkin patch had several pumpkins still left to pick.  There is a box to put your cash in for payment for the pumpkins you pick.  They are priced at $5 a piece.  The corn maze is right next to the field and was fun to make our way through as well.

We really enjoyed visiting Foxhollow Farm during a weekday and non-special event time.  There's plenty of parking and indoor restrooms for visitors to use.  There is a farm store if you want to purchase meat or vegetables.  We were able to see several of the vegetable gardens and we were impressed with the harvest to be found in them!  If you can't make it out to one of Foxhollow's special events, be sure to go check it out on a free day with your family soon!

Foxhollow Farm is located at 8905 Highway 329, Crestwood, KY 40014
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Monday, October 16, 2017

Cheap Fall Break Fun!

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Oldham County's Fall Break has some extra days this year.  Here are some cheap or FREE ways to enjoy the break around the area!

Students are off of school October 19-29, 2017

Halloween Events:
Check out our full list here. Be sure to come check out the silly, not scary haunted house at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen! Thursday, October 19th 2-7pm $3 per person, $9 max per family.

Louisville events here.

Fall Festivals:
Check out our full list here.
Louisville events here.

Farms/Animal Encounters:
Light the Night Corn Maze
Mulberry Orchard in Shelbyville
Friday, October 20th & Saturday, October 28th
Pack a flashlight and walk through the corn maze at night, sip some cider by the camp fire or roast marshmallows for s'mores
$5 per person, FREE for children 5 and under
6:30-8:30pm

Gallrein Farms
Located in Shelbyville
Several activities available only on the weekends, but if you want cheap fall fun, go during the week where you can visit the farm animals, play on the hay pyramid and enjoy a hayride to the pumpkin patch for less money.

Henry's Ark
Visit this little gem petting zoo in Prospect.  Don't forget to bring a donation for their revitalization project!  Also, remember they are closed on Mondays and you cannot feed the animals.
FREE (bring a donation!)

Salato Wildlife Education Center
Just a short drive to Frankfort.  Learn about Kentucky native animals!
Children ages 5-18 $3, Adults $5
Closed on Sunday & Monday.  Check out their Halloween event too!

Arts & Crafts:
Come Sew with Us
Oldham County Cooperative Extension Office in LaGrange
Monday, October 23rd
Bring memorabilia (such as Mom’s robe, Nana’s lace-trimmed pillow cases, Granddad’s button-up shirt) and make a new treasure that can be handed down to the next generation.  Receive FREE sewing instructions.  Children must have adult supervision.  A few sewing machines are available to use.
3:00-8:00pm

Art at the Library
October 23rd-27th Fall Creation Station at the Main Library branch in LaGrange.  Create together during regular library hours. FREE
Wednesday, October 25th Book O'Lantern Decorating  Bring your own pumpkin and decorate to look like your favorite book character. FREE 2-4pm

Kid's Pumpkin Painting
Reardon's Fruit Market & Garden Center in Crestwood
Saturday, October 28th
All kids 12 years and under can paint a pie pumpkin. We supply everything needed pumpkins, paint and supplies. We will have free games and face painting.
$3
10am-2pm

Speed Art Museum
Free admission on Sundays.

KMAC
Family Fun Day every Saturday.  Join KMAC educators for a FREE day of family art making for all ages! Tour KMAC's new exhibition, explore Art Ideas in Studio 715, and make art projects in the Education Studio.
FREE admission always
11am-3pm

Parks:
Wednesday Wonders
The Parklands of Floyds Fork
Wednesday, October 25th
Explore a new science wonder with a story and related science experiment. Recommended for children ages 7 and under.
$5 per person (children & adults)
2:30-3:30pm

Junior Explorers
The Parklands of Floyds Fork
Saturday, October 21st
It’s Fall Y’all! Climb to the top of Silo Lookout in Turkey Run Park to see the colors of fall. Later, we will walk the Hickory Trail and discuss the changing season.  Recommended for children 5-12.
$5 per person (children & adults)
10am-12pm

Wilderness Louisville Forest Adventures
Jefferson Memorial Forest
Saturday, October 21st
Forest staff and volunteers will introduce visitors to their native plant gardens and animal exhibits. Activities for children will be provided in the Nature Explore area. Climb the 52-ft Alpine Tower, try your hand at archery or fish on Mitchell Hill Lake. Free pumpkins, pumpkin decorating, and hay rides.
FREE
9:00am-2:00pm

ColorFest
Bernheim Forest
Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd
Celebrate the fall season at ColorFest – a family favorite! Visitors can slingshot pumpkins, naviagate the hay maze, make mud pies, and enjoy a hayride in the splendor of Bernheim’s colorful landscape. Other highlights include live music, hands-on nature activities, unique local foods, Kentucky arts and craft vendors, and more.
$10 per carload
10am-5pm

Josephine Sculpture Park
Located in Frankfort, this park is open 365 days and is always free.  Participate in the several scavenger hunts, look at the many sculptures on the grounds, have a picnic and enjoy the beautiful park.
FREE

Check out an Oldham County Park, picnic at Lake Jericho (boat and kayak rentals available) or visit a Hiking or Walking Trail!

Movies:
Louisville Palace Halloween Movie Series
Watch a movie in the iconic theater.
Sunday, October 22nd The Haunted Mansion (PG)
Sunday, October 29th Young Frankenstein (PG)
2pm (Haunted tours of The Palace before the movie are also available for an additional cost.)
$5 per person

Village 8 Movie Theater
Watch a movie for as cheap as $2!

Outdoor Movie Night at Home
Learn more here.

Indoor:
All About Kids Sports Center
Open gym/swim for 18 years and younger.
October 20, 23-27
$9 members, $12 non-members
2-4pm

House of Boom
Grab some friends and get a group discount rate!

$7 Funbination at Main Event
$7 per activity, unlimited play.  Choose from laser tag, ropes course, bowling, billiards and more. Check their website for more details on when this deal is available and rules.
$7 per activity

Renaissance Fun Park
Fall Special: Unlimited play for various attractions, Monday thru Friday, open to 4pm
$10

Camps:
Maybe you need a break from all the kid fun or a place for the kids to play while you work or play yourself?  Check out these Fall Break camps here.
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Louisville Zoo's World's Largest Halloween Party!

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Children 11 and under are invited to come trick or treat through the Louisville Zoo!  The World's Largest Halloween Party is going on now!

This fun, annual fundraiser event is a unique experience for families to enjoy together.  It is kooky, not spooky!  Snap pictures along the way in the many photo stands.  Say hello to your favorite princess or superhero.  Run around in the hay maze or participate in one of the extra attractions available during the party.  Check out the full list of themed areas and attractions here!  There is a new "Not-so itsy-bitsy" Spider House this year!

When: The 1.3 mile Trick or Treat trail is open every Thursday-Sunday in October starting at 5:30pm.  You can enter as late as 8:30pm.

Price: Ticket prices vary for members and non-members and which weekend they choose to visit.  Admission is free for children 2 and under.  There is a $5 parking fee for everyone (including members).  It is best to purchase tickets online.

Tips:
  • Reserve your tickets early, as many weekends sell out fast! Print the tickets off at home. 
  • Bring cash for parking and the extra attractions going on during the night.
  • Don't let the crowd get you down. Take your time and enjoy the trek around the zoo.  It really is a special experience for families!
This is a rain or shine event!
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