Thursday, April 27, 2017

Children's Choir at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center, KY

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Spring 2017 concert is Thursday, April 27th at 7pm.  FREE admission and the performance is a little over an hour! Don't miss it!

Does your child love music and singing?  Sign up for auditions for next semester's Children's Choir at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center!

Audition Information:

  • Auditions will be held on Thursday, May 4, 6:30-8pm at the OCS Arts Center.
  • Auditions for the Treble Choir are open to children Kindergarten-2nd grade and Concert Choir is open to children in 3rd-5th grade.
  • Please call the OCS Arts Center at (502) 241-6018 to schedule a 5 minute audition. Children should be prepared to sing 1 minute of a favorite song (no accompaniment needed).

Children's Choir Information:
  • Concert Choir is a 15 week semester for $125, plus a uniform fee and runs late August-December.
  • Treble Choir (K-2nd) meets Thursdays 5-5:50pm
  • Concert Choir (3rd-5th) meets Thursdays 6-6:50pm

Oldham County Schools Arts Center, 7105 Floydsburg Rd., Crestwood, KY 40014
Facebook page here.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Swim Lessons in Oldham County, KY

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It's never too early to have your child learn about water safety or improve their swimming technique through swim lessons.  Here is a list of swim lessons available in Oldham County.  Do you know of other swim lessons available? Let us know, we'll add it to our list!

Oldham County YMCA in Buckner (indoor pool) - Swim lessons available to members and non-members.  Group and private lessons starting at age 6 months and up.  Lessons available mornings and evenings weekdays and Saturday mornings.  Check their website for lesson fee - various prices for different levels and lesson types.  Swim lessons also available at the Norton Commons YMCA (Prospect).

All About Kids Sports Center in Crestwood (indoor pool) - Group and private lessons available in mornings and evenings on weekdays and Saturday mornings.  Children 4-12 months receive FREE swim lessons.  Various rates for different levels.  Homeschool lessons available.

John W. Black Aquatic Center in LaGrange (outdoor pool) - Seasonal swim lessons available for all skill levels ages 3 and up.  Six lessons for $60.  Registration opens in May.

The Club at Paramont in Prospect (indoor pool) - Contact the clubhouse for swim lesson information.  Several swim instructors offer lessons throughout the year.

Oldham County Country Club in LaGrange (outdoor pool) - We have been told swim lessons are available at this facility. Contact this business directly for more information.


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Monday, April 24, 2017

We Found the Kentucky Derby in Oldham County!

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And they're off!  The first Saturday in May is an exciting time in Kentucky and there are many ways to find the Derby spirit in Oldham County! Let us tell you what we found...

 photo IMG_2585_zpsmm1rc2ji.jpgDining - Hometown Pizza and Main Street Bourbon and Ale House in LaGrange both serve a Hot Brown pizza! 119 West Main in LaGrange has a Kentucky "Haute" Brown entree.  Knock on Wood Country Mercantile in Westport will have a Hot Brown Casserole special on their menu the week of Derby, too! Going to Oaks or Derby? Grab boxed lunches for the track from Red Pepper Deli in Crestwood or Gracious Plenty in Prospect.

Desserts - Find cute jockey silk/cap cookies and cupcakes at Q&A Sweet Treats in LaGrange for your kids to enjoy.  You have to try some bourbon ice cream pie or "Ky Nut Pie" at Knock on Wood Country Mercantile in Westport.  Grab some bourbon balls, horse shaped chocolates or bourbon dipped twinkies from Serendipity Café in LaGrange to take to a Derby party!

Attire - The shops on Main Street in Downtown LaGrange have a large selection of Derby hats. Find unique jewelry to go with your Oaks or Derby outfit at Addie's Goods. Down the street at Rainy Day Resale and Absolutely Fabulous, you can find plenty of pink for Oaks!  Both shops have beautiful dresses and hats for a day at the track or Derby party.  Did you know Blooms by Essential Details in LaGrange has jewelry and clothing?  We found fun Derby t-shirts, scarves and vibrant necklaces.  Bobbi Lynn's Boutique in Crestwood also has women's clothing, accessories and custom-made hats and fascinators.  Sisters Tea Parlor in Buckner has Derby hats and fascinators also. 

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Party Essentials - Need a centerpiece for your Derby buffet?  Pick up some beautiful red roses from Blooms by Essential Details in LaGrange!  They also carry Kentucky dish towels, mint julep syrup and other Bourbon Barrel Food goods - perfect for a party or hostess gift!  1887 Corner Store in LaGrange has a wide variety of horse-themed serving dishes, beautiful Kentucky shaped cutting boards and horse-themed soaps!  Pick up one of the rubber duck/horse soaps for your kid's bathroom during Derby week-so fun!  The Copper Awning in LaGrange has several hidden gems on its shelves.  We saw Hadley Pottery and Louisville Stoneware, along with the Kentucky "home" t-shirts and other Kentucky flare.  Picked N' Painted in LaGrange has one-of-a-kind hostess gifts to choose from as well.  We found "Talk Derby to Me" door hangers, dish towels and horse pillows.

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Kid Fun - Check the children's programs at the Oldham County Public Library (Main Branch), sometimes there are fun horse themed crafts!  All About Kids in Crestwood has an Oaks and Derby Day Camp and Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance in Prospect has an Oaks Day Camp.  Check out their websites for details. 

Whichever way you choose to spend the first Saturday in May - make it fun!  Oldham County offers several Derby and Kentucky themed items, activities, sights, and treats for families to enjoy together!

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Breakfast & Brunch Spots Near Oldham County

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We researched and asked our readers, "Where do you like to grab breakfast during the week or brunch on the weekends?"  Here's what we found in and around Oldham County!  Have more suggestions?  Please let us know! nicolle@louisvillefamilyfun.net

LAGRANGE

Big R's & Shannon's BBQ
213 S 1st Street
Facebook
Sunday Brunch Buffet 11am-2pm

One Nineteen West Main Restaurant
119 West Main Street
Facebook
Open on Sunday until 11am with regular menu items.

BUCKNER

Inspirational Grounds
4724 Old LaGrange Road
Facebook
Breakfast served all day Tuesday-Saturday

Frascelli's NY Deli & Pizzeria
4310 West Hwy 146
Facebook
Breakfast served daily Monday-Friday.

Cornerstone Grill
4773 Fox Run Road
Facebook
*Weekend breakfast menu.

CRESTWOOD

Latin Café
6334 W Highway 146
Facebook
Breakfast served 7 days a week.

PROSPECT

Melrose Café
13206 Hwy 42
Facebook
Breakfast served 7 days a week.

PROSPECT (JEFFERSON COUNTY, BUT STILL CLOSE ENOUGH!)

Gracious Plenty
9207 US Hwy 42
Facebook
Weekend Brunch Saturday & Sunday 8am-2pm

Cunningham's Creekside
6301 River Road
Facebook
Sunday Brunch Buffet 10:30am-3pm

Verbena Café
10639 Meeting Street
Facebook
Breakfast served all day Tuesday-Sunday.

*As always, contact the restaurant prior to your visit in case menus and hours change without notice.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Oldham County Parks

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There are a few different parks scattered around Oldham County.  Read our reviews linked below to learn more about each one!

Briar Hill Park in Crestwood

Central Park in Pewee Valley

Eddie Mundo, Jr Park in LaGrange

Forest Friends Playground at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen - COMING SOON!

Harmony Park in Goshen

Maples Park in Crestwood - COMING SOON!

Morgan Conservation Park in LaGrange

Peggy Baker Park in Crestwood

Veteran's Memorial Park in Crestwood

Walsh Park in LaGrange

Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange

Westport Park in Westport

Wilborn Park in LaGrange
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Monday, April 10, 2017

Rollin' Ruby's Cafe on Wheels

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If you're ever in the Crestwood or LaGrange area during the week around lunch time, then you've probably seen the Rollin' Ruby's food truck.  After driving by the truck several times, I decided to look them up on Facebook.

Their Facebook page is updated regularly and should be the place to look if you're wanting to know what's going on with Rollin' Ruby's.  On the page I learned that generally, the food truck is in Crestwood one day and then LaGrange twice during the week.  Menus are posted along with times the truck will be serving food and any changes due to uncooperative weather.

After finding the schedule and menu online, I met some friends at the truck in Crestwood on a nice Wednesday afternoon.  The food photos on Facebook will make you drool.  I tried the turkey burger with spicy relish with a side of fresh fruit.  My daughter was with me and she got a grilled cheese sandwich, chips and a capri sun.  I appreciated that Rollin' Ruby's had a nice kid-friendly option.  The menu has something for everyone.  Other friends tried the fried chicken and waffles and hot brown!  Other choices range from a Triple Decker Club, Chicken Salad (yum!), BBQ sandwiches, meatloaf burger, quiche, soups and an assortment of fresh homemade sides!  Don't pass on dessert!  Imagine divine choices like, coconut cream bread pudding, fresh brownies, German chocolate cheesecake and banana cream pudding.  There are a few signature Ruby choices, but the menu is always changing!  Everything was very flavorful, fresh and perfectly portioned!  Owner, Eva Pace, is very friendly and quick to respond on social media.

You can find the food truck parked near the railroad track overpass in Crestwood.  It sits between the tracks and the new liquor store and right next to the ice machine.  There is a great gazebo across the street from it if you want to sit and enjoy your lunch.  There's plenty of parking next to the ice machine.  In LaGrange, the truck usually parks in the Oldham Plaza near the Auto Zone.  Again, there is plenty of parking to be found near the food truck.  Always make sure you check Facebook for location and menu updates.

The next time you see Rollin' Ruby's parked in Oldham County, ya gotta stop and give it a try!  Cash and credit cards are accepted and you can even call in your order.  The only thing that will disappoint you is if Rollin' Ruby's runs out of your menu choice before you get to her!

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

April SUNdays at the Parklands

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Something exciting is happening on August 21st! Families in Kentucky will experience a total solar eclipse on this day! Hopkinsville, Kentucky is the prime spot to view the eclipse, allowing viewers 2 minutes and 40 seconds of awe and wonder!

The last time a total solar eclipse was visible in the United States was in 1979! During a total solar eclipse, the moon’s diameter will appear larger than the sun’s diameter as it passes between it and Earth. The moon’s diameter will block all direct sunlight and for those in the path of the eclipse, this blocking will turn day into darkness.


April SUNdays in the Parklands is a fun program put on by the Louisville Astronomical Society. On Sundays in April, members of the Louisville Astronomical Society will be at Beckley Creek or Broad Run Park to talk about how to view the eclipse safely. From 1-3pm, visitors can talk with a member of LAS, view the sun with one of their telescopes, learn about the upcoming solar eclipse and learn about different methods of viewing the eclipse safely.

When we visited Beckley Creek Park, we learned how to make a shoe box solar viewer. We used the LAS telescope to view the sun that day and were told quick facts about it. Another neat viewing tool shown to us was a large piece of cork board with a piece of number 14 welder’s glass taped to it. LAS also gave children paper viewing glasses for August 21st. The kids got a kick out of viewing the sun using all of the different instruments.

Whether you're planning a trip to Hopkinsville for the total solar eclipse or staying close to home, make sure you check out this free program at the Parklands. Follow the LAS website for monthly events and other solar eclipse special events planned.

Learn more about the solar eclipse passing through Hopkinsville, Kentucky
here.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Outdoor Concerts in or Near Oldham County

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Grab the family, the lawn chairs and snacks and check out some of these outdoor concerts scheduled!

As with any event, please make sure you check with the business or venue beforehand.  Schedules are subject to change without Oldham Family Fun knowing.  Do you know of a fun, family-friendly event in the Oldham County area?  Let us know! Email: nicolle@louisvillefamilyfun.net

4/28 Trackside Tunes Summer Concert Series with the Vinyl Kings
LaGrange 208 E. Main Street
Monthly concerts on the last Friday of the month April through September.
6:30-10pm
FREE

5/13 Sunset Concert Series with Milenio with Freedom Moore
FoxHollow Farm in Crestwood
6-9pm
$10/$12 night of, FREE for children 12 and under, but they do need a ticket.

5/20 Norton Commons Music by the Water Concert with Alex Wright & Tony & the Tan Lines
Prospect
6:30pm
FREE

5/26 Trackside Tunes Summer Concert Series
LaGrange 208 E. Main Street
Monthly concerts on the last Friday of the month April through September.
6:30-10pm
FREE

5/27 Knock on Wood Country Mercantile
Westport
6-9pm
FREE

5/27 Smith Berry Winery Concert Series with Nervous Melvin and the Mistakes
New Castle
6-9:30pm
$22.95 plus tax, includes dinner/$27.95 plus tax at the door. Child Tickets (ages 4-10) are $10.95 + tax in advance

6/3 Little Kentucky River Winery Summer Music with Bill Lancton and Jimmy Davis
Bedford
7-10pm

6/9 Sunset Concert Series with Frederick the Younger with Alanna Fugate
FoxHollow Farm in Crestwood
6-9pm
$10/$12 night of, FREE for children 12 and under, but they do need a ticket.

6/10 Little Kentucky River Winery Summer Music with Robby Cox
Bedford
7-10pm

6/10 Smith Berry Winery Concert Series with The Decades
New Castle
6-9:30pm
$22.95 plus tax, includes dinner/$27.95 plus tax at the door. Child Tickets (ages 4-10) are $10.95 + tax in advance

6/17 Little Kentucky River Winery Summer Music with Rich Egbert 
Bedford
7-10pm

6/24 Knock on Wood Country Mercantile
Westport
6-9pm
FREE

6/24 Little Kentucky River Winery Summer Music with Elvis Tribute Artist Todd Bodenheimer  
Bedford
7-10pm

6/24 Norton Commons Music by the Water Concert with The Jimmy Lehoux Band & Southern Sirens
Prospect
6:30pm
FREE

6/24 Smith Berry Winery Concert Series with Leo Night & Nobody's Bizzness
New Castle
6-9:30pm
$22.95 plus tax, includes dinner/$27.95 plus tax at the door. Child Tickets (ages 4-10) are $10.95 + tax in advance.

6/30 Trackside Tunes Summer Concert Series
LaGrange 208 E. Main Street
Monthly concerts on the last Friday of the month April through September.
6:30-10pm
FREE

7/1 Little Kentucky River Winery Summer Music with Not Your Granny’s Dulcimer 
Bedford
5-8pm

7/8 Little Kentucky River Winery Summer Music with Bill Lancton and Jimmy Davis
Bedford
7-10pm

7/8 Smith Berry Winery Concert Series with Tymes Band
New Castle
6-9:30pm
$22.95 plus tax, includes dinner/$27.95 plus tax at the door. Child Tickets (ages 4-10) are $10.95 + tax in advance.

7/14 Sunset Concert Series with Johnny Berry and The Outliers with Fellow Travelers
FoxHollow Farm in Crestwood
6-9pm
$10/$12 night of, FREE for children 12 and under, but they do need a ticket.

7/15 Little Kentucky River Winery Summer Music with Robby Cox
Bedford
7-10pm

7/22 Smith Berry Winery Concert Series with Rigbys
New Castle
6-9:30pm
$22.95 plus tax, includes dinner/$27.95 plus tax at the door. Child Tickets (ages 4-10) are $10.95 + tax in advance.

7/22 Little Kentucky River Winery Summer Music with Don Edlin
Bedford
7-10pm

7/28 Trackside Tunes Summer Concert Series
LaGrange 208 E. Main Street
Monthly concerts on the last Friday of the month April through September.
6:30-10pm
FREE

7/29 Norton Commons Music by the Water Concert with Joe D'Amato & The Rigbys
Prospect
6:30pm
FREE

7/29 Knock on Wood Country Mercantile
Westport
6-9pm
FREE

7/29 Little Kentucky River Winery Summer Music with Troubadours of Divine Bliss
Bedford
7-10pm

8/2 Smith Berry Winery Concert Series with TBA
New Castle
6-9:30pm
$22.95 plus tax, includes dinner/$27.95 plus tax at the door. Child Tickets (ages 4-10) are $10.95 + tax in advance.

8/5 Little Kentucky River Winery Summer Music with Elvis Tribute Artist Todd Bodenheimer
Bedford
7-10pm

8/11 Sunset Concert Series with Brooks Ritter with Andrew Hibbard
FoxHollow Farm in Crestwood
6-9pm
$10/$12 night of, FREE for children 12 and under, but they do need a ticket.

8/12 Little Kentucky River Winery Summer Music with Bill Lancton and Jimmy Davis
Bedford
7-10pm

8/19 Little Kentucky River Winery Summer Music with Robby Cox
Bedford
7-10pm

8/25 Trackside Tunes Summer Concert Series
LaGrange 208 E. Main Street
Monthly concerts on the last Friday of the month April through September.
6:30-10pm
FREE

8/26 Smith Berry Winery Concert Series with Lunar Beach House
New Castle
6-9:30pm
$22.95 plus tax, includes dinner/$27.95 plus tax at the door. Child Tickets (ages 4-10) are $10.95 + tax in advance.

8/26 Knock on Wood Country Mercantile
Westport
6-9pm
FREE

8/26 Little Kentucky River Winery Summer Music with Don Edlin
Bedford
7-10pm

8/26 Norton Commons Music by the Water Concert with The Tyrone Cotton Band & Soul Street
Prospect
6:30pm
FREE

9/2 Little Kentucky River Winery Summer Music with Bomar & Ritter
Bedford
7-10pm

9/8 Sunset Concert Series with Hog Operation with Pennies & Roses
FoxHollow Farm in Crestwood
6-9pm
$10/$12 night of, FREE for children 12 and under, but they do need a ticket.

9/9 Little Kentucky River Winery Summer Music
Bedford
Not Your Granny’s Dulcimer 3-6pm
Bill Lancton and Jimmy Davis 7-10pm

9/9 Norton Commons Music by the Water Concert with Throw It Down & Artie Dean Harris & Bourbontown
Prospect
6:30pm
FREE

9/9 Smith Berry Winery Concert Series with Brutally Handsome
New Castle
6-9:30pm
$22.95 plus tax, includes dinner/$27.95 plus tax at the door. Child Tickets (ages 4-10) are $10.95 + tax in advance.

9/16 Little Kentucky River Winery Summer Music with Robby Cox
Bedford
7-10pm

9/23 Little Kentucky River Winery Summer Music with Elvis Tribute Artist Todd Bodenheimer
Bedford
7-10pm

9/23 Smith Berry Winery Concert Series with Rumours
New Castle
6-9:30pm
$22.95 plus tax, includes dinner/$27.95 plus tax at the door. Child Tickets (ages 4-10) are $10.95 + tax in advance.

9/29 Trackside Tunes Summer Concert Series
LaGrange 208 E. Main Street
Monthly concerts on the last Friday of the month April through September.
6:30-10pm
FREE

9/30 Little Kentucky River Winery Summer Music with Troubadours of Divine Bliss
Bedford
7-10pm

9/30 Knock on Wood Country Mercantile
Westport
6-9pm
FREE

10/14 Smith Berry Winery Concert Series with From Paris
New Castle
6-9:30pm
$22.95 plus tax, includes dinner/$27.95 plus tax at the door. Child Tickets (ages 4-10) are $10.95 + tax in advance.

10/28 Knock on Wood Country Mercantile
Westport
6-9pm
FREE
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Friday, March 31, 2017

Spring Festivals & Events in Oldham County


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Warmer weather means the return of fun outdoor festivals and events in Oldham County!  Here's our list of what's going on in the springtime.  We'll update it as we hear about more events.

APRIL

4/1 Knock on Wood Spring Open House
Westport
9am-6pm

4/1 Brownsboro Alliance Wildflower Walk
Crestwood
10am-12pm
FREE for Alliance members, $5/person or $25 max family

4/1 Hellebore Day
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood
10am-12pm
FREE with regular admission

4/3-7 SPRING BREAK CAMPS
STEAMPunks
Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance
Zubrod Stables
All About Kids Sports Center
School's Out Camp with KY Science Center

4/8 Fly Fishing Seminar
Oldham County Family YMCA in Buckner
11am-1pm
$1/person

4/9 Pewee Valley Jr Academy Yard Sale
8am-4pm

4/11 Spring Family Fun
Oldham County Public Library at the Mahan Branch in Goshen
4-5pm
FREE

4/15 Mother's Day Clay Workshop
OCS Arts Center
10am-12pm
$15
Ages 4 - Adult

4/15 Spring Wildflower Walks with Tavia
Creasey Mahan Nature Center in Goshen
10am-2pm
FREE

4/15 Fashion & Furiends presented by the Oldham County Humane Society
City Place in LaGrange
10am-2pm
Shop for all things Derby related!

4/15 Oldham County Parks & Rec Earth Day 5K
Morgan Conservation Park in LaGrange
8am

4/18 Spring Family Fun
Oldham County Public Library at the Mahan Branch in Goshen
4-5pm
FREE

4/18 Seed Library Kick-off
Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange
6-8pm
FREE

4/25 Spring Family Fun
Oldham County Public Library at the Mahan Branch in Goshen
4-5pm
FREE

4/29-30 Plant Sale & Garden Market
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood
Sat 10am-4pm or Sun 12-3pm
FREE with regular paid admission

4/30 Blue Hydrangea Progressive Tea
Downtown LaGrange
1-5pm
$15

MAY

DATE TBA Mother's Day High Tea
Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner

5/12 Mother/Son Dance
John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange
6:30-8:30
$15 per couple

5/12 Kids Night
LaGrange Community Center
6-9pm

5/12 Creasey Country Fair
Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen
6-10pm
$15 or $25 per couple, limited ticket sales at the door $20

5/12 Sunset Concert Series
FoxHollow Farm in Crestwood
6-9pm

5/13 LaGrange Farmer's Market & Artisans Opening Day!
Oldham County Court House Square in Lagrange
The farmer's market will be there each Saturday until October.
8-1pm

5/27 Knock on Wood Country Mercantile
Westport
6-9pm
FREE

5/27 Spring Family Campout
Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen
12pm check in time
$25 per camper, meals and activities included.

5/28 Spring Family Campout
Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen
12pm check in time
$25 per camper, meals and activities included.

5/20 Oldham County Parks & Rec Down & Dirty Obstacle Mud Run
Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange
First wave beginning at 9am

5/28 Cruisin' with the Quads
Downtown LaGrange on Main Street near the Oldham County Courthouse Square. 
They will meet the 4th Saturday of the month through September. Music, drawings, shopping and door prizes!
5-9pm

5/28 South Oldham Fire 5k Run
South Oldham Fire Department in Crestwood
7pm

JUNE

DATE TBA LaGrange Family Fest

6/2 Outdoor Movie Night
Christ Church of Goshen
FREE

6/3 North Oldham Fire Department Open House
Tour the station, sit in a firetruck, rappel down a training tower, climb a 75' ladder. Hot dogs and soft drinks while they last. 
FREE

6/3 Children in the Dell
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood
Every Saturday thru 8/26
10:30am-12pm
Children are FREE with paid adult admission.

6/3 Kids Fishing Derby
Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange
9-11am
FREE

6/3 & 6/4 Arts on the Green
Downtown LaGrange
Food, music, children's activities, many different artists and vendors!
10-5pm each day

6/3 & 6/4 Colonial Trade Faire
The Oldham County History Center in LaGrange
Includes 18th century camp, settlers selling 18th century wares, music, cannon demonstration, on-going heritage skill demonstrations, KY authors, first-person performance of a historical figure, etc. 
10am-4pm each day
FREE

6/9 Sunset Concert Series
FoxHollow Farm in Crestwood
6-9pm

6/10 Summer Reading Program Kick-off Celebration
Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange
11am-2pm
FREE

6/10 Oldham County Grand Slam Health/Hope/Hometown 5K
8:30am
The Rawlings Group in LaGrange
Facebook page here.

6/24 Knock on Wood Country Mercantile
Westport
6-9pm
FREE

6/24 Cruisin' with the Quads
Downtown LaGrange on Main Street near the Oldham County Courthouse Square. 
They will meet the 4th Saturday of the month through September. Music, drawings, shopping and door prizes!
5-9pm
FREE
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Things to do in April in Oldham County

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As with any event, please make sure you check with the business or venue beforehand.  Schedules are subject to change without Oldham Family Fun knowing.  Do you know of a fun, family-friendly event in the Oldham County area?  Let us know! Email: nicolle@louisvillefamilyfun.net

EASTER EVENTS HERE

WEEKLY EVENTS

Story times and other weekly activities
Oldham County Public Libraries
Preschool-Teen activities during the week.
FREE

Inflatable Fun Zone & Open Gym/Swim
All About Kids Sports Center in Crestwood
Monday-Friday 10am-2pm (ages 5 and under)
Monday-Thursday 4-8pm (ages 10 and under)
Saturday 9am-1pm (ages 10 and under)
$8 per guest

Maker Mondays
Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood
Mondays 4:30-6:00pm (except holidays or when Oldham County is out of school)
Art for all ages.
$5 per participant

Bluegrass Jam Night
LaGrange Coffee Roasters
Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
FREE

Creasey Mahan Nature Center
Mondays & Fridays 9am-12pm
Located in Goshen
FREE

Kid's Dance Class
Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Crestwood
Tuesdays 6:30pm
$5

Karate Classes
LaGrange Community Center
Tuesdays 6 & 7pm & Saturdays 10 & 11am
Ages 5-12 and 13 and up
FREE

Parent's Night Out
Power and Grace Gymnastics and Dance in Prospect
Ages 3-11
$35

Power and Grace Gymnastics and Dance in Prospect
Tuesday & Thursday 10-11am
$5 per guest
Saturday 12-1pm
$5 per guest already enrolled in a class and $10 per guest if not enrolled in a class.

LaGrange Railroad Museum Open Hours
Saturdays and Sundays 10am-3pm
FREE

APRIL EVENTS

4/1 Spring Open House
Knock on Wood Country Mercantile in Westport
9am-6pm

4/1 Brownsboro Alliance Wildflower Walk
Crestwood
10am-12pm
FREE for Alliance members, $5/person or $25 max family

4/1 Hellebore Day
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood
10am-12pm
FREE with regular admission

4/3-7 SPRING BREAK CAMPS
STEAMPunks
Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance
Zubrod Stables
All About Kids Sports Center
School's Out Camp with KY Science Center

4/6 "Moana" Movie Day
Oldham County Public Library in Lagrange
1pm
FREE Popcorn provided!

4/7-8 St. James' Episcopal Church Annual Yard Sale
Pewee Valley
8am-2pm

4/8 Fly Fishing Seminar
Oldham County Family YMCA in Buckner
11am-1pm
$1/person

4/9 Pewee Valley Jr Academy Yard Sale
8am-4pm

4/10 Countdown to Kindergarten Story Time
Goshen Elementary School at 9:30am
Harmony Elementary School at 11am 
Join the Oldham County Public Library and Oldham County Community Early Childhood Council for a special 4-week series of story times at your home school. No registration required, adults need an ID to enter the school. Program is meant for families with children 5 years or younger who are not currently enrolled in kindergarten. Story times are bilingual.
FREE

4/11 Spring Family Fun
Oldham County Public Library at the Mahan Branch in Goshen
4-5pm
FREE

4/11 Teen Writer's Group
Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange
6-8pm
FREE

4/12 NEW Crossroads IGA Opening & Ribbon Cutting!
13124 W. Hwy 42 Prospect
10am

4/13 Girls & Dolls Tea Party
Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner
6:30pm
$25/person

4/13 Picked 'N Painted Furniture Class
LaGrange
Call to for more details and to make a reservation.

4/13 Anime Club for Teens
Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange
6pm
FREE

4/14 All About Kids Slumber Party
Crestwood
6:30pm-9:00am $38
6:30pm-11:00pm $28
Ages 4-10 or Tween Lock-In 11-14

4/14 Parent's Night Out
Oldham County YMCA in Buckner
5-10pm
Ages 5 and older
Facility Members $20 first child and $10 additional child
Program Members $30 first child and $10 additional child

4/15 Mother's Day Clay Workshop
OCS Arts Center
10am-12pm
$15
Ages 4 - Adult

4/15 Fashion & Furiends presented by the Oldham County Humane Society
City Place in LaGrange
10am-2pm
Shop for all things Derby related!

4/15 Junior Ranger Day Celebration
Oldham County History Center in LaGrange
10am-1pm
4 and under FREE, $4 per child. Admission to museum, free hot dogs and refreshments. Activities for children, story telling, Honey Hill Petting Zoo and more!

 photo Creasey Mahan Wildflower April 2017_zpsgr1wzsts.jpg4/15 Spring Wildflower Walks with Tavia
Creasey Mahan Nature Center in Goshen
10am-2pm
FREE

4/15 Oldham County Parks & Rec Earth Day 5K
Morgan Conservation Park in LaGrange
8am

4/15 Open Game Day
Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange
1-5pm
FREE

4/15 Parent's Night Out
Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect (Louisville)
6-9:30pm
Ages 3-12
Facility Members: $22 per child, $20 per child for two or more children
Program Members: $33 per child, $31 per child for two or more children

4/15 Mayor's Give a Day Along the Woodland Trails
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood
10am-4pm

4/17 Countdown to Kindergarten Story Time
Goshen Elementary School at 9:30am
Harmony Elementary School at 11am 
Join the Oldham County Public Library and Oldham County Community Early Childhood Council for a special 4-week series of story times at your home school. No registration required, adults need an ID to enter the school. Program is meant for families with children 5 years or younger who are not currently enrolled in kindergarten. Story times are bilingual.
FREE

4/18 Spring Family Fun
Oldham County Public Library at the Mahan Branch in Goshen
4-5pm
FREE

4/18 Seed Library Kick-off
Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange
6-8pm
FREE

4/18 Baby Boot Camp Demo Class
Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange
10am

4/20 Club Create: Galaxy Jars!
Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange
6pm
For Teens
FREE

4/20 Encore Stars Hallow High Tea
Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner
6:30pm
$20/person

4/20 Picked 'N Painted Sign Class
LaGrange
Call to for more details and to make a reservation.

4/20-22 Les Miserables
OCS Arts Center in Crestwood
7pm
Ticket price

4/21 Kids Nite Out
LaGrange Community Center
6-9pm
Dinner included. Must register each child beforehand.

4/21 Science After Dark
Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange
7-10pm
FREE for adults only. Register online.

4/24 Countdown to Kindergarten Story Time
Goshen Elementary School at 9:30am
Harmony Elementary School at 11am 
Join the Oldham County Public Library and Oldham County Community Early Childhood Council for a special 4-week series of story times at your home school. No registration required, adults need an ID to enter the school. Program is meant for families with children 5 years or younger who are not currently enrolled in kindergarten. Story times are bilingual. (LAST STORY TIME WILL BE MAY 1ST)
FREE

4/24 Come Sew with Us Mother/Daughter Aprons
Oldham County Cooperative Extension
4-8pm
FREE (Bring your own supplies.)

4/25 Spring Family Fun
Oldham County Public Library at the Mahan Branch in Goshen
4-5pm
FREE

4/27 Oldham County Children's Choir Performance
OCS Arts Center in Crestwood
7pm
FREE

4/27 Teen Video Gaming
Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange
6pm
FREE

4/29-30 Plant Sale & Garden Market
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood
Sat 10am-4pm or Sun 12-3pm
FREE with regular paid admission

4/30 Blue Hydrangea Progressive Tea
Downtown LaGrange
1-5pm
$15

4/30 Fifth Sunday FREE
Oldham County History Center
Every fifth Sunday throughout the year, admission to the museum is free!  Includes live demonstrations and special children’s activities.
12-4pm
FREE
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Spring Break Boredom Busters in Oldham County, KY

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"I'm bored!"  Never run out of things to do during Spring Break in Oldham County.  Here's our daily list of how to bust boredom during Spring Break.

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Move It MONDAY!

 photo pizza_zpsaenj9yui.jpgTry Something New TUESDAY! 
  • Old School NY Pizza near the Forest Springs Shopping Center has Kids Night Out on Tuesday nights 4-9pm.  Kids can make their own pizza for $4 (drink and dessert included)!
  • Try out a dance class at Soiree' in Crestwood.  Drop-in ballroom dance classes for kids for $5 on Tuesday nights!
  • Watch a movie at the Xscapes Movie Theatre at Blankenbaker. $6.00 movies all day!
  • Sign up to try a FREE karate class at the LaGrange Community Center at 6pm & 7pm!
  • Try the new Melrose Café in Prospect and visit Henry's Ark while you're in the area!
  • Drive to J-town and have tea at The Sword & the Scone Tea Parlor!

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Thinking THURSDAY!

Field Trip FRIDAY!
(As always, please contact each business beforehand to ensure there are no unexpected scheduling changes.)
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Visiting Hermitage Farm

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 photo field of horses_zps13mkmtgw.jpgHermitage Farm is a world famous horse farm right here in Oldham County and has been a working farm since the 1800s. It is the equivalent of a maternity ward and nursery with thoroughbreds being born and raised before going on to future possible careers as race horses themselves. Hermitage Farm has raised Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and Breeder Cup winners, as well as international champions and stakes winners.

My daughter and I had the privilege of taking one of their farm tours. We met a REALLY tall retired race horse (which the kids enjoyed feeding mints), foals from one month to three months old, and the foals' moms. We enjoyed watching them run in the fields and standing up close. It was fun to see the foals different personalities, from enjoying the tour attention to wondering what we were all doing staring at them. The tours cost about $20 and are about 45-60 minutes long. There are occasional free, shorter tours, but they "sell out" quickly, so if you see them advertised on social media, act fast.

Hermitage Farms offers a lot of events, year round with use of the 1830's main house, historic smokehouse, and outdoor area on their 700+ acres. Aside from their annual Hermitage Classic, they host weddings, corporate events, private parties, fundraisers, and even overnight stays.

 photo stud barn_zpsmov8exsj.jpgThey are also currently working on a new farm to table restaurant in an old dairy barn on the grounds, expected to open in 2018. The tables will be in the existing stalls on both sides of an open concept kitchen down the center of the restaurant so you can watch them prepare your food. They are growing a new orchard on the grounds for the restaurant to be used by the restaurant, and they hope to have a seed to sip Bourbon experience of local distilleries at the restaurant - a mini Bourbon trail tasting in Oldham County!

Call and make an appointment for a tour (most tours are on Friday afternoons, but they may be able to accommodate different times) or find them on social media for event details. We are definitely looking forward to our next visit to Hermitage!

By Guest Writer: Caryn
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