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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Friday, December 8, 2017

Weekend Fun for Oldham County Families

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Here's some fun ideas for December 8-10

Here are some happening this weekend

Friday & Saturday:
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. Free.

A Charlie Brown Christmas presented by the Oldham County High School Theatre Department. Show is at OCHS Auditorium. $5 admission, Free for non-school aged children. Thursday & Friday shows at 7pm. Saturday shows at 4pm & 7pm

Friday:
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.

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

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

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

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

Sunday
Santa Paws Annual Event with the Oldham County Humane Society in LaGrange. Pet and family photos with Santa and Silent Auction at the new Feeders Supply in LaGrange. Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
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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.

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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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Monday, November 27, 2017

Heartland Music Together has a new Goshen class!

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 photo MTphoto-05-web_zpsuehhwbkz.jpgFamilies: We’re so excited to offer a new class option to our friends in Goshen, Prospect, Crestwood, and other Oldham County neighborhoods. Starting in December we’re offering Saturday morning classes at
River Valley Christian Church on US 42 right on the Goshen/Prospect line. This is a perfect location for us, and hopefully for you as well!

Our newest classroom space is beautiful, sunny and just the right size for families having fun. And our hosts at River Valley also invite our registered children to enjoy their playground, either before or after class.

Our December class meets Saturday mornings at 10 am in this new Goshen location. You can sign up for a single class, or register for a 3-week mini-session in December. More details about our interim session.
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And starting in January, we’ll meet at this location with Saturday morning classes at 9:30 and 10:30 am. Registration is open, and classes fill quickly – register soon to save your spot in class! Check our class schedule for a complete list of class options.

If you're not familiar with Music Together...

Music Together classes let you share an amazing experience with your baby, toddler, or preschooler, while helping your child develop basic music skills.

Each weekly 45-minute class features songs, instrument exploration, and rhythm and movement games, with activities designed to be as much fun for you as for your child.
Many families tell us how much their children look forward to "Hello Everybody", often counting down days until their next class. And many parents also confide "This is my favorite time of the week too!"

Come try out a class. I hope you'll love it as much as we do!

Miriam Klein
Director
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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.

12/3: Cookies with Santa at the YMCA at Norton Commons in Prospect (Louisville) 2-4pm

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.

12/15: Trophy's Sports Bar Grab a free photo with Santa while you dine. 6-9pm

12/16: Gustavo's Mexican Restaurant LaGrange Grab a free photo with Santa while you dine. 6-9pm

12/22: Gustavo's Mexican Restaurant Crestwood Grab a free photo with Santa while you dine. 6-9pm

12/23: Gustavo's Mexican Restaurant Prospect Grab a free photo with Santa while you dine. 6-9pm

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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This post is sponsored by:
 The Weil Team












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.

Thank you to The Weil Team for supporting Oldham Family Fun!

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