Friday, March 23, 2018

Weekend Fun for Oldham County Families

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Here are some fun ideas for March 23-25

Here's your Forecast for Fun from WLKY's Matt Milosevich

How about a good fish fry? It's the last weekend for most of these. We put out a list so you can find one. 

Don't forget to check out our list of Easter events! Many places/organizations are rescheduling due to the forecast so please be sure to check with them before you head out. We are trying to update as we find info!

Here's an indoor idea for Saturday: Register online for the Easter Clay Workshop at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 10am. $15/participant. For people ages 4+ and totally fun for adults as well.

Be sure to check out for the weekend events post for more ideas. 

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Sauerbeck Family Drive-In Groundbreaking Ceremony

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 photo family_zpsqaxw9itp.jpgThere might be snow on the ground now, but soon the grass will be greener, the sun will be warm and summer will start!  The start of summer will include an exciting new drive-in movie theater in Kentucky!  Oldham County is lucky to have the Sauerbeck Family Drive-In opening in June 2018.

Today was the ground breaking ceremony for the drive-in.  We met on the walking path along Commerce Parkway across from the new Watts Home Center in LaGrange.  The Sauerbeck family along with county officials and Oldham County residents were present to celebrate this exciting new addition to the community.

The drive-in is a huge asset to Oldham County and the surrounding areas.  We imagine families from Louisville, Shelby County, Henry County and beyond will utilize the new theater.  It's located close to I-71 and minutes from the Gene Snyder Freeway.  At it's completion, the theater will have two 80' wide, 40' tall screens.  There will be one screen opening this summer that can host 450 cars.  The room for the second screen will hold an additional 350 cars.

 photo CLAPPING_zpsekqmfnjw.jpgStephen Sauerbeck promises a family-friendly experience.  Double features will be shown, admission cost will be per person ($11 adults & $6 children) and concessions will be served.  There are different pre-sale packages available for purchase now.

We can't wait for movies under the stars and to see what the Sauerbeck Family Drive-In Theater will bring to Oldham County!
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Kindness Club

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 photo IMG_2543_zpsj8h4v4i9.jpgYou probably have heard the expression "Choose Kind" quite a bit these past couple of years due to the popular children's book and now movie, "Wonder."  Drawing from the book's message, the Oldham County Public Library started The Kindness Club.  This new monthly community service program is open to elementary aged children and has 1-2 sessions a month. The response to the new program has been overwhelming!

The program started with the children introducing themselves.  I liked this introduction part, because after all, it's a club, the children should also get to know each other.  Librarian, Susan Bunting read the picture book, "We're All Wonders" by R.J. Palacio.  There was a brief discussion on kindness and the children were eager to share their thoughts and ideas.  They shared ways they have seen others show kindness and they also brainstormed ways the club could help the community for future monthly dates.  It was moving to hear the thoughts of the young children.

 photo IMG_2538_zpshmgfd3az.jpgSo far, the Kindness Club has created Valentine's Day cards for members of the Oldham County community and then switched it up and made bird feeders and nesting bags to take home.  Each project chosen is one that can be done at the library together. There is a good variety of grades represented and the content is appropriate for each elementary age level.

My children end up leaving feeling joyful and eager to think of ways to show kindness to those around them.  I love that the club asks children to think of how to show kindness, but also teaches them to recognize it around them.

New "members" are always welcome, but make sure you register online early because this is a popular program.  So far, the program is meeting at the Main Branch in LaGrange, but always check the children's calendar for recent information.
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Monday, March 12, 2018

Cailin Art Studio

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A new art studio opened up over the weekend in Crestwood.  The building that once sat as an abandoned daycare center has been transformed into Cailin Art Studio.  The space is now clean, fresh and waiting for visitors to use it for creative purposes.

The studio is owned and operated by Sean Fitzgerald and Ivy Clinton.  Sean has several years of art teaching experience and Ivy is an Oldham County native.  We love that they have returned to Crestwood to offer new art classes to the community.

The studio is equipped for all skill-levels and there are already classes and workshops on their events calendar.  Students can explore painting, drawing, clay, craft arts and other mediums.  The ceramics studio has worktables, 6 electric wheels, two kick wheels and a slab roller.  There are also glazes, kilns, stamps and several other finishing tools.

During the open house event, my children were able to freely explore creating ornaments with clay, cookie cutters and different stamping tools.  Sean also allowed for children to work with clay on the wheel.  He was very encouraging and laid-back with the children.  My two children did not want to leave the wheel and found it fascinating how quickly the clay changes form.

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One of the class offerings that caught our attention is the Art Together: Preschool Class.  Grown ups are encouraged to work alongside their preschool aged child during these morning classes.  They meet Thursday & Saturday 10-11:30am.  For $15 per class, per family, preschoolers can experience working with clay, creating pinch pots and other artwork.  This is a great new option for preschool parents!

Private parties, birthday parties, date nights, sewing lessons, jewelry making and book binding are just a few of the other classes you can find at Cailin Art Studio.  The couple has plans to expand on the class offerings once they are settled and add more staff.

We look forward to returning to Cailin Art Studio for more creative fun.  Make sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram and their website to keep up with class offerings and special events.  The studio is located at 7910 Floydsburg Road in Crestwood and is close to the east end of Louisville.
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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Kid's Kloset Consignment Sale

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This is a sponsored post.

It's time for the Saint John Kid's Kloset Consignment sale! We feature brand name spring and summer clothes (infant, toddler, juniors and young men’s). Shoes and accessories, nursery items, books, kids furniture/d├ęcor, toys, video games, DVDs, bikes, strollers, bedding, sports equipment, arts and crafts, school supplies and more.

You'll find lots of quality merchandise at great prices for all the kiddos on your list. In addition to all the great bargains you'll find, you'll also be shopping for a cause! The proceeds from our sale benefits children in our community, state, country and around the world. St. John Kids Kloset is dedicated to furthering the welfare and education of God’s children by whatever means necessary. We have given away over $340,000. When you shop this sale, you are making a difference!

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There are two sales each year; fall and spring.

Shop our spring/summer sale this Friday & Saturday, March 9 & 10! Friday’s hours are 9am-7pm and Saturday’s are 9am-1pm (with many items half-price that day).

The sale is located at Saint John United Methodist Church 12700 West Highway 42 Prospect, KY 40059

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Swim Lessons in Oldham County at All About Kids

This is a sponsored post from All About Kids.

 photo AAK_Swimming_15 2_zpsiv8ivuyr.jpgFun Fins Swim School at All About Kids Sports Center offers one of a kind swim lessons for all ages and levels of swimmers. We teach the best swim lessons in Oldham County and have the best trained swim instructors! Our mission is to build happy, healthy, confident kids through our swim lessons. Our customers enjoy learning to swim in a safe, comfortable environment. We are the premier instructional swimming facility in town because we offer many different swim classes in a warm, safe environment.

Our infant and toddler centered swim program features a 50′ x 25′ learn-to-swim pool. Our pool depth ranges from 3 to 4 ½ feet deep. We have a warm water pool in which the water is heated to a comfortable 90 degrees! This offers optimum learning for the little ones without shivering or blue lips. We have so much training equipment that your child will never get bored. We have two fun water slides that also keep the kids interest while learning to swim.

 photo kids-swimming3_zpslckqjoae.jpgIn addition, we work at each child’s individual level. We put their mental and physical well-being first and we are dedicated to addressing the needs and readiness of each child. We never teach through fear, domination or force. Our emphasis is teaching swim lessons while having fun, being understanding and patient. We believe the journey is as important as the destination.

Most of all, we teach kids how to swim using correct techniques and proper progressions. Our skillfully trained, enthusiastic and loving instructors will safely teach your child to swim with confidence. In each level, children will also learn exciting new skills. If your child is hesitant to put his or her face in the water, or already knows all the strokes, we have a swim class for you!

Fun Fins is also known in the community for our commitment to accommodate children with special needs. We offer not only classes for special needs but also privates for a one on one lesson!

Start your little one in our minnows class(Parent participation required) for ages 4-12 months. This is a great class to introduce your little one to the water at a young age and best of all it’s FREE with an annual membership! Skills learned include: Teach child to be comfortable in water, Water awareness, Floating on front & back & rolling over, Kicking, Blowing bubbles and Submersion, Climbing in and out of pool and much more!

Our beginner swim classes start with Rosie Red 1 (ages 3-5) where they learn all of the swim essentials with a trained instructor. Our goal is safety first so we teach all the important lifesaving skills to your little one in a safe and friendly environment!
Next up we have our Polly Purple class which is designed for older children (6 and up) learning to swim and advance their skills. We offer this class for both beginner and intermediate swimmers! They not only develop lifesaving skills but also learn different techniques and work on strokes.

 photo AAK_Swimming_17 1_zpshx2ipp2p.jpgLast but not least we have our most advanced swim class, Rainbow Fish. This class is one of a kind and pushes your swimmer to the max. Our instructors break down the different strokes and techniques to become the best swimmer they can be! This is a great class to get your child ready for swim team or just to challenge them more in the water!

No matter the age or level, we have a swim class for your child! Get them spring and summer ready near the water with our awesome swim classes! We take great pride in teaching more than sports and classes. We are teaching kids self-confidence through hard work and increasing their self-esteem through our sports lessons. Call our office today for a FREE trail lesson in one of our awesome swim classes (502) 365-1386.
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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Easter Events in and Around Oldham County

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Hippity Hoppity! The Easter Bunny is coming to Oldham County!

Lenten Fish Fry list here.

Do you know of an Easter Event in Oldham County?  Let us know so we can add it to our list! Email
FREE Pictures with the Easter Bunny at Cabela's in Prospect, starting Saturday, 3/24 - 4/1. 11am-6pm. Special Easter Craft on Saturdays & Sundays at 1pm and Hunting for Eggs on Saturday, 3/31 at 1pm.

Saturday, 3/24

Easter Clay Workshop
OCS Arts Center in Crestwood

St. Aloysius Catholic Church
Pewee Valley
Hunts start at 1:30-3:30pm
Egg hunts separated by age. Candy donations are appreciated!

Saint John United Methodist Church

YMCA at Norton Commons Easter Fest
Prospect (Louisville)
Featuring Egg Hunts, Easter and fitness activities, Easter Bunny, treats and more!

Sunday, 3/25

Real Family Church

Oldham County Fairgrounds
Oldham County's Largest egg hunt.

Register online.

Wednesday, 3/28

Ballardsville Baptist Church

Friday, 3/30

Oldham County YMCA
Flashlight Hunt! Open to the community! Candy, toys or novelty item donations are appreciated!

Saturday, 3/31

3 Age groups. Open to walking 6th grade.

LaGrange Community Center

Crestwood Animal Hospital
Easter Egg Hunt and Open House

DeHaven Baptist Church

Sunday, 4/1

Phos Community Church
Please come to one of the three services that day and attend the egg hunt at 12:30pm.
2,000 Eggs Egg Hunt

Waiting on 2018 information

Crestwood United Methodist Church 
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

March Events in Oldham County

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Sponsored by: 
 Eberle Orthodontics

Let's hope warmer, dryer weather is on the horizon for these March Events. 

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:

Recurring Events:
Maker Mondays at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center 4:30-6pm $5
History Hounds at the Oldham County History Center Thursdays (3/1, 3/8, 3/22, 3/29) 10am $5 for non-members.
FREE! Bluegrass Jam Night at LaGrange Coffee Roasters Mondays 6:30-8:30pm

FREE! Open Preschool Play at the South Oldham Library Tuesdays 10:15-11:15am
FREE! Crazy 8's at the South Oldham Library Wednesdays Grades K-3 4pm
FREE! Creasey Mahan Nature Center NEW Hours! Wednesday & Saturday 10am-2pm
FREE! Admission to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood January-March

FREE! Story Time at The Nest at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Every Thursday 10-11am
FREE! Listen, Learn, Create with the Louisville Children's Museum at the OCPL in LaGrange. 6-7pm (3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22)


Lenten Fish Fry List here.

2/26-3/4: Love Your Local Restaurants in Downtown LaGrange. Love your local restaurant week is the opportunity to taste the special offerings you will find in La Grange. Each restaurant will feature a special offer for $20

3/1: Dr. Who High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner, 6:30-8:30pm $20

3/2: 3rd Annual Derby Style Soiree at Hermitage Farm in Goshen 7-10pm Ticket price.

3/2: All About Kids Slumber Party in Crestwood 6:30pm-9am $38 6:30pm-11pm $28 Ages 4-10 or Tween Lock-In 11-14

3/2: Parent's Night Out at the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner 5:00-10:00pm Ages 5-12  Facility Members $20 first child/$10 add’l child Community Members $30 first child/$20 add’l child.

3/3: Mermaid Tea Party at Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner, 11am-2:30pm $20

3/3: FREE! RPG Day at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange. Sign ups for different age groups. Capers in the Castle! (ages 6-12) and Minions vs Sidekicks (ages 8-12)

3/4: Winter Wiking with BATA in Crestwood. 2-5pm. $20

3/5: Tentative Re-Opening of the LaGrange McDonald's.  Many new improvements including a new play place!

3/7: FREE! Movie Day: Wonder at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange 4pm

3/7: FREE! Countdown to Kindergarten Story Time
Story time held at Crestwood Elementary School for Crestwood, Camden & Kenwood Elementary School students. Story time 11am-Noon. Free lunch at Noon.
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. (Additional date on 3/14, 3/21.)

3/8-10: Shrek the Musical Jr & The Enchanted Book Shop at the OCS Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

3/9: Battle of the Bowls Chili Cook-Off with Hope Health Clinic at Soiree in Crestwood. $5 per person, free for kids 12 and under. 6:30-9pm

3/9: Night Out at the LaGrange Community Center. Ages 5-12, $10, 6-8:30pm

3/9 & 10: Saint John Kid's Kloset Consignment Sale in Prospect. 9am-7pm and 9am-1pm

3/9-18: Lost in Yonkers at the Little Colonel Players. Various times. Admission fee.

3/10: Cailin Art Studio Grand Opening Event & Ribbon Cutting in Crestwood, 10am-12pm

3/10: FREE! Campfire Worship "First is the Worst" at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, 4-5PM

3/11: Family Fun Sunday: Make a Hand Puppet at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, $8 for non-members, $5 for members to cover cost of materials. 1-4pm

3/11: FREE! March Vet Academy Backyard Poultry at Crestwood Animal Hospital. 4:30-5:30pm

3/14: FREE! Countdown to Kindergarten Story Time
Story time held at Crestwood Elementary School for Crestwood, Camden & Kenwood Elementary School students. Story time 11am-Noon. Free lunch at Noon.
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. (Additional date on 3/21, but at Camden Station Elementary School.)

3/15: Clover Leaf 5k at Briar Hill Park in Crestwood, 6:30pm. $25 early registration/$30

3/15: FREE! Woodsongs Coffee House at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area)

3/17: FREE! Open Game Day at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 1pm

3/17: PNO at Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance in Prospect, 6-9:30pm, $35

3/17: Parent's Night Out at the Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect 6-9:30pm Ages 3-12 Facility Members $22 first child/$20 per child if more than one Community Members: $31 first child/$33 per child if more than one.

3/18: Jr. Ranger Program at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, $5 for non-members, free for members (plus cost of admission to museum). 10:30-11:30am

3/20: FREE! Zoosday at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, featuring the fresh water cart, 6pm. Space is limited. 

3/20: FREE! Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen.

3/21: FREE! Countdown to Kindergarten Story Time
Story time held at Camden Station Elementary School in Crestwood for Crestwood, Camden & Kenwood Elementary School students. Story time 11am-Noon. Free lunch at Noon.
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.

3/21: FREE! Kindness Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4:30pm. Sign up online.

3/22-24: Covenant United Methodist Church Consignment Sale in LaGrange. 22nd & 23rd 9am-2pm & 6-8pm and the 24th  8am-12pm

3/22-24: The Ideal Husband at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm.

3/24: Easter Clay Workshop at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 10am. $15/participant

3/24: FREE! YMCA at Norton Commons Easter Fest at Oval Park in Prospect. 2-4pm

3/24: Knock on Wood Country Mercantile Spring Open House in Westport

3/24: Woodland Wee Folk Playdate Series at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood. (Registration is required and there is a class fee.) For ages birth-7. (Other dates: 4/14, 4/28, 5/12, 5/26, and 6/9)

3/25: FREE! Oldham County's Largest Easter Egg Hunt at the Oldham County Fairgrounds in LaGrange, 3pm

3/25: FREE! LaGrange Easter Egg Hunt & Celebration at Real Family Church in LaGrange. 11am-1pm

3/26: FREE! Come Sew with Us: Monogramming at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Office in LaGrange (Buckner area) 3-8pm Check website for supply list coming soon.

3/28: FREE! Kindness Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4:30pm. Sign up online.

3/28: FREE! Building a Woodland Garden at Creasey Mahan Nature Center in Goshen, 10am

3/31: Spring Destruction Demo Derby at the Oldham County Fairgrounds in LaGrange, 7:30pm, $12 per person

3/31: Spring Wildflower Walk with BATA in Crestwood, $5 for non-members 10am-12pm

3/31: Opening Saturday! Formerly known as Hellebore Day at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood. 10am-12pm $9/Adults $5/Children over 6.

3/31: FREE! Easter Egg Hunt at Briar Hill Park in Crestwood. Hunt for ages walking-6th grade. 11am

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Oldham County Historical Society: History Hounds

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5 Things About History Hounds

1. This educational program incorporates a history-rich story time, a craft, hands-on artifacts, games, snack and possible exploring of the History Center and grounds!

2. It is designed for children birth - 5 years old and their caretakers.

3. Each month has a different historical theme and runs September-December and February-May on Thursday mornings at 10am.

4. The program is held in the Rob Morris Educational Building at 207 W. Jefferson Street in LaGrange.

5. The program is FREE to History Center members and only $5 for non-members.

Check out their calendar or Facebook page to learn about the different themes.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Maples Park in Crestwood

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Location: The park sits between Hwy 22 and Hwy 146 in Crestwood 
Two entrances. One located off of Highway 22, down from Dairy Queen and another off of Railroad Avenue near Twice the Ice machine.

Oldham County families should be super excited about this new park in Crestwood!  We have already explored what the park has to offer so far and plan to keep our readers updated as more phases of the plans are completed.  Right now, this 22 acre park has us super excited for the family fun it's going to bring to our community.

Playground Features:
None at this time, but they are included in the plans for this park.

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Paved pathways
Mulched pathways
No traffic along trails
Lights along some of the paths
Large open fields
Benches along pathways
Old restored barn structures with plans to use them for shelter or indoor events in the future.

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Parking at both entrances, but you will find more on the Highway 22 side.
Future projects include: spray ground, amphitheater and picnic areas

We will continue to update the progress of the park as we learn more! For now, go explore the park and see the possibilities! 
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Lenten Fish Fry Locations in and Around Oldham County

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It's Fish Fry Time! Let us know your favorite spot!

St. Aloysius Catholic Church
Pewee Valley
Fish Fry on Ash Wednesday, February 14th and then on Fridays, until March 23rd (no fish fry on Good Friday)
Drive-thru service. Fried fish, oysters, shrimp, pizza and several fresh side options!

St. Bernadette Catholic Church
Located at Saint Mary Academy in Prospect
Fridays, beginning February 23rd, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16 & 3/23
Fish, shrimp, oysters, great sides and $1 drinks.  Kids meal available with pizza, side and drink.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Fridays, February 16th-March 23rd
Boston scrod, shrimp, pizza, hush puppies and sides. Large $10, Regular $8, Small $6, free for children under 5.

North Oldham Lions Club
Friday Nights
3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23 and possibly 3/30 as backup date.
Drive thru and carryout only!

St. James Episcopal Church
Pewee Valley
Lenten Soup Suppers every Wednesday beginning 2/21.
Check back to their website for more information.

Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church
Pewee Valley
Fish Fry Dinner on 3/23 4:30-7:30pm

Here's a big list of options in Louisville!
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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Spring Children's Consignment Sales in Oldham County

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Whether you're buying or selling, consignment sales are super family-friendly!  We have the Oldham County Spring Sales linked up here for you!  Save the date!

St. John United Methodist Church in Prospect
March 9: 9am-7pm
March 10: (half price day): 9am-1pm

Covenant United Methodist Church in LaGrange
March 22 & 23: 9am-2pm & 6-8pm
March 24:  (half price day): 8am-12pm

Louisville Sports Academy in Louisville
March 8: 9am-8pm
March 9: 12-8pm
March 10 (many items 25%): 9am-3pm
March 11 (many items 50%): 11am-3pm

Louisville Area Consignment Sales HERE.

Check out our Consignment Sale post here for more information on consignment sales & stores in the area.

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