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Friday, January 19, 2018

Weekend Fun for Oldham County Families

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Here's some fun ideas for January 19-21

Here are some happening this weekend - it's a pretty slow start on the family fun front in January. It's finally a little warmer so you can probably venture outside comfortably this weekend.

Saturday:
Head to the library for Princess vs. Superhero Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange. 11am (Sign ups required.)

Also on Saturday, Junior Ranger Program at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange. Free to Members/$5 per participant plus museum admission. 10:30-11:30am Recommended for ages 6-12.

Sunday
Has it been a while since you have been to the Louisville Zoo? It seems like the weather might allow you to do just that. If you have a membership, take advantage of visiting when there are less crowds!

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Budget Friendly Fitness Ideas!

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Do you want to be more active in 2018?  Take a look at some low-cost ways to exercise in and around Oldham County.

Hiking & Walking
Grab a friend or your dog and check out our Hiking and Walking list here.  Admission to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is FREE in January, February & March.

LaGrange Community Center
The center has several FREE activities for Oldham County residents!
Play pickleball, learn karate, take a fitness class, play volleyball or basketball, try yoga, walk the indoor track and more!
Facebook page here.

There are a variety of classes offered at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area).  Class cost is as low as $5.  Try PiYo, gentle yoga and more.

Our Parks & Rec department also offers several youth and adult sport leagues! Try archery, kickball, basketball, softball, swimming or how about trying Baby Boot Camp, pickleball, disc golf, tennis or basketball!

Soiree
Take dance lessons in Crestwood.  Lessons as low as $5 for children and adults!

Crestwood Baptist Church Fitness Ministry
The church opens its facilities for FREE open basketball, family gym time and low-cost fitness classes (with childcare).  Check out their website and calendar for a list of activities and team sports!

St. James Episcopal Church
Yoga classes offered for $10 at the church in Pewee Valley.

Power & Grace Gymnastics
Parent & Me classes are aimed at getting parents and kids up and moving!  Check out their website for information on their tumbling and dance classes.

Oldham County YMCA
There is no join fee through January, which is a savings of $80!
Or you can join an adult indoor soccer league at the YMCA!  There are Co-ed games on Sunday nights and Women's games on Monday nights.  You do not have to be a member of the YMCA to participate in the sports programs and there are plenty of sports programs for children also!

Planet Fitness
Want a low-maintenance gym membership?  Planet Fitness in LaGrange has a special of $1 join fee and $10/month membership with no contract (ends January 17th).  The gym is open 24 hours/7 days a week.

Always check with the business as prices and dates are subject to change without our knowledge.
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Monday, January 8, 2018

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 as well as women without children.

For mothers of children of any age.
2nd Thursday of the month
9:45am
St. James Episcopal Church
401 LaGrange Rd Pewee Valley, KY
Website
Facebook

Ladies Together
For all women!
2nd Wednesday of the month
6:15-7:30pm
Crestwood Baptist Church
6400 Sweetbay Dr Crestwood, KY

For mothers of children ages birth-5 years old.
2nd Friday of the month
9:15am-11:15am
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
9:00am-12:00pm
Crestwood United Methodist Church
7214 Kavanaugh Rd Crestwood, KY
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Thursday, January 4, 2018

2018 Bucket List of Fun in Oldham County: $10 or Less!

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Happy New Year!  Many of us wrote down plans, resolutions, goals, etc. for 2018.  Why not plan a bucket list of fun things to do this year?  Our bucket list has 1-2 local options for each month that won't cost you an arm and a leg.  Many of these activities are FREE or under $10!  We like cheap family fun!  What's on your bucket list this year?

January - It's cold, you ran everywhere in December and you'd rather not spend a whole lot of money.  Now is the perfect time to check out the Creasey Mahan Nature Center.  The center is FREE!  Check their website for hours.  The center has fun nature art crafts for children, dioramas to explore, a bird blind to watch birds and a fun play area for kids to enjoy.  If it's not too cold outside, families can also enjoy a hike or play on the playgrounds located on the preserve.  It's a great place to fly a kite on a windy January day too!  The Oldham County Schools Arts Center also has Maker Mondays where children can explore creating art and projects from upcycled materials.  This is open to all ages and only costs $5 per maker!  Lots of fun and a very relaxed atmosphere.

February - Have you been to the new Oldham County History Center in LaGrange?  The newly renovated building has exhibits to explore and fun activities through their History Hounds program.  History Hounds is for children 5 and under and meets on Thursdays.  The program is free to History Center members and $5 for non-members.  If you want to take the entire family to the History Center admission ranges from $6-$8 depending on age of the patron.  

March - Take your kids to see a show at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center!  These family-friendly shows are entertaining and you'll probably recognize some familiar faces and names on stage!  Many of the actors are local Oldham County children.  What a great way to introduce your children to theater and support local art!  Show admission is generally $10 for adults and $8 for children. Sometimes you can find a steal and see two shows for $6!

April - You know there are horses in Oldham County, but what about all of the other lovely animal encounters to be had?  Take a farm tour with Oldham Farm Tours.  You might run into some bison, alpaca, sheep or a racehorse!  We love the Harvest Moon Dairy Farm where groups can learn about a working dairy farm and maybe even feed a baby calf.  Another favorite is the Bluebonnets & Bluegrass Alpaca Farm Tour in Crestwood. Want some adult time?  Tour a working distillery or brewery in the county.

May - Ahhh...finally warmer weather!  Many outdoor concerts and movies start this month.  Find a FREE concert, movie or have your own outdoor family movie night at home.  FoxHollow Farm's Sunset Concert Series offers wide open spaces, hay bales to jump on and a variety of food trucks for concert goers to enjoy.  Admission is $10 (in advance) and FREE for children 12 and under.

June - Downtown LaGrange is beginning to get busy again.  Arts on the Green is a neat festival on the town square showcasing artists' work.  Read our review hereThe LaGrange Railroad Museum is usually open to visitors during the Arts on the Green Festival also.  Check out the museum and learn more about what they have to offer for families.

July - One of the more popular events in Oldham County has to be Oldham County Day!  The special event is always the 3rd Saturday in July.  Families can enjoy a pancake breakfast, fun parade and entertainment on the Courthouse Square in Downtown LaGrange.  This event is a great way to show your pride in the county.  Read our review hereFamily Fun Day at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is always a favorite with the kids.  July in Kentucky is hot and a good hose down from the North Oldham Fire Department is perfect!  Raptors are inside and the inflatables and other fun are outside.  

August - Love a good county fair?  If so, the Oldham County Fair is for you!  Admission is $10 and it includes unlimited rides on the fairway.  Families can watch FREE magic shows, pageants or spend a couple extra bucks on camels rides or at the petting zoo.  Read why we love the fair here.  Creasey Mahan's Woofstock is great FREE fun in August.  Bring your family dog along for a nice walk on the preserve and pet-friendly activities.  Families can learn about and interact with butterflies also.

September - Check out the LaGrange Farmers' Market and Artisans on the square in Downtown LaGrange!  Local produce, sweet treats, meat, coffee and more goods are to be found!  Take a walk down Main Street to visit more local shops and eateries. Also check out the Dixie Soul Fancy Flea in LaGrange this month.

October - Oldham County has no shortage of Fall Festivals and Halloween events.  If you're looking for treats, Boo Dell at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is the place to check out.  Trick-or-treat your way through the beautiful gardens, meet local fire heroes and see a magic show.  Admission in 2017 was $5/person. Another great place to find treats and a not so scary haunted house is at the Haunted Hike at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve. Admission is $6/person and includes treats along the forest trail and a variety of other activities.  If you want to get some holiday shopping done early, check out the Arts & Craft Fair in Pewee Valley this month.

November - Are you all festival'd out?  Why not take a drive "down the hill" to Westport?  This small, quiet town is on the Ohio River where families can enjoy fall colors, Westport Park and a little down time together.  Knock on Wood Country Mercantile is a great place to visit for lunch or if it's a warm day, maybe a slice of some ice cream pie?

December - Schedules are packed, everyone is tired.  This month calls for some relaxing FREE entertainment.  We love to drive through the Ballardsville Church Living Nativity.  The kids love to see the animals and hear the Christmas story.  Free hot chocolate and cookies wait for everyone at the end.  If you want to get out of the house for an hour or so, the Oldham County Public Library has some great holiday programs this month.  Sign up early for the Nutcracker performance and gingerbread house making.  Their holiday open house is also a lot of fun.  Other great and free holiday events are Yule Log in Pewee Valley and Light Up LaGrange.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

January 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
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! Admission to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood January-March

JANUARY EVENTS

1/11: FREE! Listen, Learn, Create with the Louisville Children's Museum at the Oldham County Public Library in Goshen. 4pm (Other dates: 1/18, 1/25)

1/11: FREE! Yoga Pop Up Class at the Center for Holistic Healing in Pewee Valley. 7-8pm. Program is for adults, call to reserve spot.)

1/12: All County Choir Festival at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood. 8am

1/12: 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.

1/12: Parent's Night Out at Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance in Prospect. 5:30pm

1/12 (Multiple Show Dates & Times): "The Honey Harvest" at the Little Colonel Players in Pewee Valley. (Admission Fee.)

1/13: FREE! Open Game Day at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange 1-5pm

1/14: Winter Wiking with the Brownsboro Trail Alliance in Crestwood. 1-5pm $20 for non-members

1/14: Family Fun Sunday: Dollhouses at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange. Bring shoebox: $5 per participant (plus museum admission). 1-4pm

1/16: FREE! Zoosday at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange. Learn about turtles and tortoises with the Newport Aquarium. 6pm (Space is limited, first come, first served.)

1/17: Fan Appreciation Day at the Crestwood Dairy Queen. 1/2 off cakes and novelties. All day.

1/18: FREE! Listen, Learn, Create with the Louisville Children's Museum at the Oldham County Public Library in Goshen. 4pm (Other date: 1/25)

1/18: Alice in Wonderland High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner. 6:30pm $20 per person, call to make reservation.

1/20: FREE! Princess vs. Superhero Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange. 11am (Sign ups required.)

1/20: Junior Ranger Program at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange. Free to Members/$5 per participant plus museum admission. 10:30-11:30am Recommended for ages 6-12. (Additional dates: 2/17 & 3/18)

1/22: FREE! Serging at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Office in LaGrange (Buckner area) 10am-2pm (Will need to get items on the supply list.)

1/20: Parent's Night Out at the Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect 6-9:30pm Open to children ages 3 and up.

1/22: FREE! Repair & Upcycle at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Office in LaGrange (Buckner area) 3-8pm (Will need to get items on the supply list.)

1/23: FREE! Get Graphic! Adult program at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange 6pm

1/24: FREE! Toddlerpalooza at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange. Drop in anytime 10-11:30am

1/24: FREE! Kindness Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange. 4:30pm (Register online.)

1/25: FREE! Listen, Learn, Create with the Louisville Children's Museum at the Oldham County Public Library in Goshen. 4pm

1/25: FREE! Movies at the Library (Program for adults) featuring "Loving Vincent" 6pm

1/27: Woodland Wee Folk Playdate Series at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood. (Registration is required and there is a class fee.) For ages birth-7.

1/26: Father/Daughter Dance at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area). 6:30-8:30pm $15 per couple/$5 each add'l daughter

1/27: Father/Daughter Dance at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area). 6:30-8:30pm $15 per couple/$5 each add'l daughter

1/31: FREE! Listen, Learn, Create with the Louisville Children's Museum at the Oldham County Public Library in Goshen. 4pm

1/31: FREE! Countdown to Kindergarten Story Times start back up. (More information coming soon.)
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Friday, December 15, 2017

Winter Break Fun

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Here's some fun ideas for over winter break!

Need a winter break camp for your kids? Here are some options.

There are still some holiday events before Christmas that you and your family can enjoy. Check out our list to find out what's coming up.

Renaissance Fun Park in Middletown has some great winter break deals.

There are plenty of places for indoor fun, click here.

Go ice skating and then grab some hot chocolate!

There are some free events taking place over winter break, don't miss out!

Take your family to Charlestown,IN for holiday fun. Read more about it here.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Indoor Activities in Oldham County, Kentucky

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Let's face it, the weather is unpredictable in Kentucky!  These indoor options and ideas in Crestwood, Buckner, LaGrange, Pewee Valley and Goshen offer families some fun when the weather is not so nice!

All About Kids Sports Center – Open gym and swim times available and various classes, too! (Crestwood)

Creasey Mahan Nature Center – Explore the exhibits and activities inside the nature center. (Goshen)

Horse Riding Lessons – Oldham County is not lacking in places for indoor riding fun! Choose your barn!
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John W. Black Community Center – various events and activities planned during the year. (LaGrange)

Karen’s Book Barn – Peruse the shelves, grab a book, a cup of coffee or tea and cozy up next to the Main Street window! (LaGrange)

Kids Eat Free - Many restaurants have activities for kids to enjoy on their Kids Eat Free or Cheap Nights!

LaGrange Coffee Roasters – Grab an instrument and join their Open Bluegrass Jam Night on Mondays! Or settle in at a table with the kids, a cup of hot cocoa and a board game. (LaGrange)

LaGrange Community Center – Get the family together and play basketball, walk the indoor track or try a class. This facility is open to all Oldham County residents for free. (LaGrange)

LaGrange Railroad Museum – Open for tours on Saturday. (LaGrange)

Library Children’s Story Time & Special Events – We are lucky to have some super creative and fun librarians at our local library branches. Check out their calendar for special events and try out one of their story times!  Many other activities for all ages and interests! (LaGrange, Crestwood & Goshen)

Little Colonel Playhouse – Check out the local talent in a play! (Most shows are geared toward an older, mature audience. They do have one show a year that includes high school students and actors.) (Pewee Valley)

McDonald’s LaGrange Play Place – Yes, McDonald’s! Our young kids love getting a sweet treat and playing in the play place, especially after story time at the library! (LaGrange)

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Oldham County History Hounds & Historical Society – Story time and history lesson for children (birth up to 5) in the Rob Morris Educational Building. (Program runs Sept-Dec and Feb-May)  Be sure to tour the NEWLY renovated History Center building also! (Lagrange)

Oldham County Schools Arts Center – Sing, dance, create, act, learn how to play an instrument! So many programs, special shows and one-day classes are available! Maker Mondays are only $5! (Crestwood)

Open Range Reball – Play reball (similar to paintball, but without the mess) with your older (age 10+) children in the indoor arena. (Crestwood)

Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance - Open gym, parent's night out, camps, special events and classes are available for several ages.  (Prospect)

Serendipity Café & Gifts – Custom tea parties available or just grab lunch or a sweet treat! (LaGrange)

Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique – In the mood to feel posh then try out Sisters! They have fun themed tea parties for all ages or make a reservation to have a fun tea lunch date with your littles! (Buckner)

Soiree’ – Get your children dancing at one of their drop-in ballroom dance classes! How fun! (Crestwood)

STEAMPunks Edu - Such an amazing place for young children and teens to explore Science, Technology and more! (Goshen)

The Treasured Child Toy Store – Follow them on Facebook to learn about special events they have planned. It’s also a great place to pick up a unique toy or game to play at home! (LaGrange)

Utopia Studio – Paint lessons and private parties available (mainly for adults and older children). (LaGrange)

YMCA – The Buckner YMCA is such a fun, family-friendly place! Members can check in the kids in the activity center, shoot basketball in the gym or swim! They plan several other events throughout the year open to the community. Special Open Field Play Dates and events in their indoor arena are also offered at different times throughout the year.  (Small fee for non-members.) Follow them on Facebook for up to date event info. (Buckner)

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Check out these other options, too! Just a short drive from Oldham County!

House of Boom – Located in Middletown, jump the day or night away. Family discount night on Mondays.

Whet Your Palette – Just a step over the Oldham County line Anchorage, you can paint day or night with or without the kiddos!

The Parklands Wednesday Wonders – Starting at 2:30pm on Wednesday afternoons, this program would be fun to check out on an Early Release Day with your younger elementary school or preschool children.

Kaleidoscopes Indoor Playground – Located a short drive away in Shelbyville! Let your kids get their crazies out!
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Experience Gift Ideas in Oldham County

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If you don't want to shop for more "stuff" consider giving an experience gift this holiday season.  There are several options around Oldham County for children and adults.  Plan a day of fun, a semester of learning or a year long membership for those on your holiday list.

1. The Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood offers art, music, dance, drama & more for all ages.  Classes are offered all year long and there are several summer camps coming up soon too!

2. All About Kids Sports in Crestwood is a great place for young athletes to learn and strengthen skills in gymnastics, swimming, martial arts, basketball, soccer & more for children and teens.  Every parent loves receiving open play passes!

3. Have you heard of SteamPunks Edu?  They opened up their own place in Prospect this year and they have some really cool stuff going on for children.  Children can explore a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities after school or weekends. Children can learn about coding, video game design, 3D printing and more. Parents, they even offer Parents Night Out once a month!

4. Plan a date with someone special at Sister's Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner. This cute spot offers special event tea parties, tea for two or more available!  My daughter loves the princess parties and I love to meet a friend for tea, some sweet treats and good conversation in a unique setting.

5. We just discovered Equility Boarding & Training in Goshen this fall and fell in love! This young equine facility is beaming with love and thoughtfulness. The primary goal of the facility is to provide therapeutic riding, but there is something for everyone.  Gift a trail ride or a birthday party package to someone special.  We know you will get the attention you deserve at this facility.

6. We know it's cold now, but soon we will be sweating and a membership to the John W. Black Aquatic Center in LaGrange (Buckner area) will be much appreciated!

7. If you have a budding musician, consider a gift from Crestwood Music Shop.  They offer instruments for sale or to rent and lessons.

8. If you're closer to the Prospect area, Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance is a great place for someone on your list that wants to learn gymnastics or dance.  They host special events that are focused on community service, clinics and Parent's Night Out once a month.

9. Adults and children can take affordable dance lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Crestwood. Children's lessons start as low as $5.

10. If you have a teenager to buy for Open Range in Crestwood has an indoor reball arena.  There is a membership available for this fun, adrenaline packed activity!

11. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood has annual memberships available for individuals or families.  This membership allows guests free entry to the Gardens and perks during the year and special events.

12. Adults don't need to miss out on the experience gift fun. Pewee Valley's Little Colonel's Players has season passes available for the theatre enthusiast, Open Range offers lessons and the Kentucky Artisan & Distillery has tours of the distillery.

13. There are other unique gift buying opportunities in Oldham County.  Maybe you have someone hard to buy for, but would appreciate supporting a great non-profit in the area. Memorial bricks are available to purchase at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, Veteran's Memorial Park in Crestwood and the Oldham County Public Library.
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Monday, December 4, 2017

Martial Arts at All About Kids in Crestwood

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 photo AAK_MartialArts_16 1_zpszzf1koln.jpgIs your child interested in martial arts movies or video games? Do they want to become the next Martial Arts super star? Do they need to learn essential life skills like discipline and focus to become better students in and outside the classroom? Just for Kicks in Crestwood is the perfect place for your child to take martial arts lessons because our lessons focus on helping students develop essential life skills such as discipline, focus and self-control as well as personal responsibility. During the journey to Black Belt, students will learn essential self-defense skills, stay fit and have a lot of fun!?

 photo AAK_MartialArts_10_zps2twpagsj.jpgOur classes are taught by the best instructors in martial arts so your kids will be learning the right skills necessary to achieve their goals. Just for kicks teaches classes starting as young as age 2 with our little ninjas class! This is the perfect class for you and your 2 year old child to begin basic martial arts training side by side. In the little ninjas program, students will begin to develop martial arts motor skills, learn basic kicks and punches, participate in balancing and jumping drills and play lots of fun little ninja games!

Our Mighty Kid’s is a class designed for ages 4-6 and dives deeper in to martial arts. Mighty Kids students will be exposed to a classroom atmosphere charged with a healthy energy level, in which the students will be instructed in a “Firm but Friendly” teaching style. They will learn basic martial arts skills and age appropriate self-defense. Our classes will help students develop focus, coordination, and the importance of hard work. The Mighty Kid curriculum aims to develop practices that contribute to school success.

 photo AAK_MartialArts_12_zpsbj8bxgsc.jpgOur Karate Kid’s class is designed for ages 7-12 and is more advanced. Students in these classes will learn core martial arts skills including self-defense, boxing, kicking, blocking and basic sparring concepts. As they advance, students will begin learning intermediate and advanced martial arts skills and application. As students move through their ranks, more is expected from them in the areas of technique, knowledge and overall attitude.

Your student will never get bored in a Just for Kicks class and will continuously learn essential skills to become a better student in and out of the classroom. Our martial arts students are always striving to achieve more and more. That’s why we offer belt testing several times a year. Not only is it something great for them to work towards and achieve but it is also a great way for parents to see how far their child has come in an amazing program!

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

December Events in Oldham County

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Make sure you click on our Best List of Holiday Events to learn more about things to do in December!

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 (12/7 is the only date) $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 through 12/21, 10-11am

12/1-12/2: A Midsummer Night's Dream at the OCS Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm, admission fee.

12/1: Parent's Night Out at the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner. 5-10pm. Children ages 5 and older.

12/2: Shop Local Fair at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area) 10am-1pm

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

12/5: FREE! Open Preschool Play at the Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood 10:15-11:30am

12/7: FREE! After School Adventures at the Oldham County Public Library in Goshen 4-5pm

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

12/8: 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.

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

12/11: FREE! Handprint Calendar at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange 6pm Sign Ups begin on 12/1

12/12: FREE! Open Preschool Play at the Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood 10:15-11:30am

12/12: FREE! Teen Jedi Academy at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange 5-7:30pm Design and build a light up lightsaber.

12/13: FREE! Gingerbread House Program at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange 4:15pm Sign Ups begin on 12/1

12/14: FREE! Preschool Storytime Series at St. Francis School in Goshen (For preschoolers or rising Kindergarteners.) RSVP encouraged. 10-10:30am

12/14: FREE! After School Adventures at the Oldham County Public Library in Goshen 4-5pm

12/15: PNO at STEAMPunks in Prospect for ages Pre-K up to 8th grade, $35 first child, $10 additional siblings 6:30-10:30pm

12/16: Parent's Night Out at YMCA at Norton Commons in Prospect (Louisville). 6-9:30pm Open to children ages 3 and up.

12/16: FREE! Open Game Day at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange 1-5pm "White Christmas"

OLDHAM COUNTY SCHOOLS WINTER BREAK!

Information coming soon on Open Gym during Winter Break at the Indoor Arena at the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner.

12/19: FREE! Winter Creation Station at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange. Create during regular library hours.

12/21: FREE! Movies at the Library at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange 6pm "White Christmas" (Program is for adults.)

Click HERE for more December Events - several more on our HOLIDAY LIST!
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Charlestown's Christmas in the City

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Now is the perfect time to go check out Charlestown, Indiana's Christmas City.  The new Lewis & Clark Bridge makes getting to Southern Indiana a lot more convenient for Oldham County residents!

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The FREE animated lights in the town square are on until January 1st 6:00-11:00pm.  This is a drive-thru or walk around display.  Parking is available around the square and around area businesses.

There are several different "shows" to enjoy.  The lights are spectacular and highly entertaining.  We saw a USA, Red Baron, Peanuts and Frosty themes in the short time that we walked around the display.  The music is loud or you can tune to a radio station if you want to stay in your car.  In the middle of the display are several large screens that play short videos and have even more light displays.  The trees are covered, the grass has holiday characters and it snows during one of the shows!  You can even see Santa's sleigh and two snowmen having a snowball fight.  Overhead are stars and more lights.  This is the largest light display in Southern Indiana!

Greenway Park
Make sure you walk across the street to Greenway Park to see more holiday lights.  You can also purchase hot chocolate, hot cider or enjoy a horse carriage ride over the two covered bridges.  If the weather is nice, enjoy the playground at the park, too! Carriage rides available Friday & Saturday 6-10pm thru December 23rd. You can make reservations online for the rides.

 photo tree_zpsxjca6jbf.jpgFamily Activities Park
Down the street near Charlestown High School is the Family Activities Park located at 1000 Park Street.  Here you can enjoy ice skating, train rides, mini golf and more holiday lights!

Activities open: Monday-Thursday 6-9pm, Friday & Saturday 6-10pm $5 admission per person (ages 2 and up). Activities available until December 30th

The train goes by the holiday light display in the square.

(The Family Activities Park is open after the New Year also so be sure to check out their website for more information!)
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Christmas Trees in and around Oldham County

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Do you prefer a real Christmas tree?  If so, there are several places around Oldham County to find the perfect tree for your family.  As always, it is best to contact the business prior to your visit to make sure they are open and that they have trees available to purchase.

6462 W Hwy 146
Crestwood
502-241-0129
Trees, wreaths, centerpieces and Santa visits!

Suntime Pools
6510 W Hwy 22
Crestwood
502-241-2263

Starview Greenhouses
10082 Hwy 146
LaGrange
502-222-9839
Trees, wreaths, horse wreaths and other holiday décor.

Norton Commons
10401 Meeting St
Prospect
502-412-5085
Trees, wreaths and garland available!
Facebook information here.

Sleepy Hollow Tree Farm (at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course)
4221 S Hwy 1694
Prospect
502-963-3319
Per their voicemail recording: cash only is accepted.

Shelby Christmas Tree Farm & Nursery
175 McDaniels Road
Shelbyville
502-500-4766
You cut trees available. 

Kroger
12450 LaGrange Rd
Louisville
502-241-1311
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