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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Monday, March 20, 2017

8 Spring Break Day Trips One Hour of Oldham County, KY


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Staying home during Spring Break, but you want to still get away for a bit?  Here are some places to consider visiting - all within an hour of Oldham County.

 photo 100_3072.jpgMadison, Indiana - This little town reminds us of LaGrange's Main Street, only slightly bigger and located next to the Ohio River, of course!  There's so much to see and do in Madison!  Check out Clifty Falls National Park, the Lanier Mansion or Broadway Fountain.  Shop and eat along Main Street or walk or bike along the sidewalk next to the Ohio River.  Red Pepper Deli is a favorite spot in Oldham County, how about trying out The Red Pepperoni on Main Street in Madison!  The Red Roaster and Eatery looks like a nice spot to grab a coffee or light snack!  (Approx. 57 minutes away) 

Salato Wildlife Education Center - Take the scenic route down US 60 through Shelby County or hop on I-64 East to check out this cool education center!  The center offers an opportunity for families to learn about different native animals through indoor and outdoor exhibits.  Look at snakes and fish inside or go outside to the trails to see a black bear and elk!  There are interactive exhibits indoors and outdoors, too!  Picnic gazebos are available outside with lots of room to run and play!  The center offers affordable entry: $5 for adults, $3 for children 5-18 and FREE for children under 5! After your visit, grab dessert at Rebecca Ruth Candy Factory!  (Approx. 53 minutes away in Frankfort, KY)

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Bernheim Forest - Plan your family's outdoor adventure or check out the Spring Break activities planned!  Discovery stations, fire tower tours and guided nature hikes planned.  These activities are all free with admission, $5 per car for non-members. (Approx. 45 minutes away in Clermont, KY)

General Butler State Park - There's a long list of things to do at this state park!  Hike, bike, camp, stay in the lodge, play tennis, visit the museum or play miniature golf! (Approx. 39 minutes away in Carrollton, KY)

Big Bone Lick State Park - This quiet state park has so much to offer visitors!  Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy one of the playgrounds and picnic areas.  Walk up to the museum to see artifacts and then walk along the discovery trails to see live bison!  Pack fishing poles if you want to cast a line in their 7.5 acre lake (must have a fishing license)!  18 hole miniature golf opens up on April 1st!  It is FREE to get in the park and museum! (Approx. 60 minutes away in Union, KY)

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Falls of the Ohio State Park - Located just a short drive over the Ohio River in Indiana, The Falls of the Ohio State Park is full of indoor and outdoor family fun!  The Interpretive Center is newly renovated with more hands-on exhibits!  Pack a lunch and eat next to the Ohio River.  Grab some dessert at The Widow's Walk Ice Creamery just down the road from the center and play at Ashland Park.  (Approx. 30 minutes away in Clarksville, IN)

Shelby County - Check out our sister site, Shelby Family Fun, for family-friendly ideas in the Shelby County area!  Choose from a cool new indoor playground, indoor swimming, horseback riding, farm tours and many other fun activities! (Approx. 30 minutes away.)

Louisville - Of course, there's always good ol' Louisville that's jammed full of fun places and activities during Spring Break.  Check out this list for staycation ideas!

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Easter Events in and Around Oldham County, Kentucky

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Do you know of an Easter Event in Oldham County?  Let us know so we can add it to our list! Email Nicolle@louisvillefamilyfun.net

Sunday, 4/9

Oldham County Fairgrounds
LaGrange
Oldham County's Largest egg hunt.
FREE!
3pm

Saturday, 4/15

St. Aloysius Catholic Church
Pewee Valley
10am-12pm 
Egg hunts separated by age.  $5 bracelet for access to bounce house, crafts, face painting and meeting the Easter Bunny. Candy donations are appreciated!

Crestwood Animal Hospital
2-4pm
Easter Egg Hunt and Open House

All About Kids Sports Center
Crestwood
2-4pm
Easter egg hunts are broken up into different age groups (10 and under).  Easter bunny will be there for pictures, hunts begin promptly at 2:15 and open gym until 4pm.
$12/child if registered by 4/9, $15/child after 4/9.  Register online.

Crestwood United Methodist Church
11:30am-12:30pm
Easter egg hunts split by age groups.

Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church
Crestwood
10am
Easter egg hunt and pancake bar.

DeHaven Baptist Church
LaGrange
1pm
Easter egg hunt.

Oldham County YMCA
Buckner
1pm
Open to the community! Candy, toys or novelty item donations are appreciated!

Saint John United Methodist Church
Prospect
11am-12:30pm
Ages 2-5th grade, bouncies, free lunch, crafts, Easter Bunny and more!

Norton Commons Easter Event
Prospect (Louisville)
2-4pm
Featuring Egg Hunts, Easter and fitness activities, Easter Bunny, treats and more!

LaGrange Community Center
3-5pm
We will have a coloring contest, bingo, prizes and egg hunt (rain or shine).

Sunday, 4/16

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

Four Hills Church
LaGrange
11am-12:30pm
Easter Egg Roll

2017 Dates TBA
Info listed is from 2016.

2017 date TBA - Easter Egg Hunt hosted by LaGrange Kiwanis at Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange.  Children walking through age 8, Children with Special Needs all ages welcome!  1pm


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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Spring Break Camps for Oldham County Kids

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Looking to keep your kids busy and learning during Spring Break? Check out these Spring Break Camps in Oldham County!

314 Exchange in Pewee Valley
April 5th
9am-4pm
1st-6th grade
Bloxels Hands on Video Game Design
$85

Zubrod Stables
Prospect
April 5th
10am-4pm

STEAMPunks
314 Exchange in Pewee Valley
April 6th
9am-4pm
1st-6th grade
Pixel Animation Spectacular
$85

(Register for both STEAMPunks camps in Pewee Valley for a discounted rate of $135.)

Creasey Mahan Nature Center in Goshen
April 7th
9am-4pm
1st-6th grade
Minecraft Park Design & Minecraft Survival in Real Life
$85

Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance
1/2 Day Camp
11:30am-3pm
Open gym, craft and games centered around Spring.
Full Week $150 or $35 per day
Facebook here.

All About Kids Sports Center
Crestwood
April 3-7
9am-5pm (early drop-off and late pick-up available)
$49/$98/$145/$189/$199

School's Out Camp with The Kentucky Science Center
LaGrange Elementary School
April 3-7
9am-4pm
K-1st Tall Tales
2nd-3rd Engineering Extremes
4th-5th Amusement Park Physics
$175 for the week
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Friday, March 10, 2017

40+ Things for Families to do in the Prospect & Goshen Area!

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If you're raising your family in the Prospect or Goshen areas, you will find it to be a great place for neighborhoods, schools and family-friendly activities.  Here are just a few of the things that families can do together in Prospect or Goshen:

 photo screen_zpsbzkytbrc.jpg1. Watch free outdoor movies at Christ Church at Goshen during the summer!
2. Enjoy a kids eat free night at a local restaurant!
3. Sign up for fantastic after-school programs (like STEAMPunks) at the public schools or area childcare facilities like Saint John UMC!
4. Join the Hillcrest Hurricanes swim team!
5. Let your young children develop their love and skills of basketball through the Upward Basketball program.
 photo train_zpsqbydcllu.jpg6. Support Goshen Elementary School's very impressive and large cross country team.
7. Visit Henry's Ark.  Past Prospect resident, Henry Wallace, started the petting zoo where families can visit for free.
8. Catch a train ride at the City of Prospect Fall Festival!
9. Be wowed at Hermitage Farm's Fall Festival.  There are different equestrian competitions, kids can carve a pumpkin, ride a pony, or eat delicious food truck food!
10. Visit two great family YMCAs in Norton Commons or Buckner!
11. Don't worry about cooking dinner when Saint John UMC has food trucks during the work week!
12. Explore the outdoors at The Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.
13. Grab a fish fry dinner at the North Oldham Lions Club during the Lenten season.
14. Take it easy at the Goshen General Store.
15. Kayak Harrod's Creek.  Or rent a paddle board or canoe!
16. Send your kids to Summer camps offered at St. Francis School, Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve and Zubrod Stables. 
 photo 4a12fe65-a1e0-40ef-8fc4-5d800fa1081f_zpsbmtxrfz4.jpg17. Step out onto US 42 to watch a world-class IronMan competition!  Cheer for the bicyclists riding down Prospect & Goshen roads.
18. Grab some ice cream at Dairy Queen or Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen.
19. Drop off your children at Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance for parent's night out.
20. Celebrate a fiesta at Gustavo's Mexican Restaurant, eat pasta at Bistro 42, brunch at Melrose Café, try bison at Burning Bush Grill, or spicy Mongolian Beef stir fry at L&J Asian Cuisine,
21. Read a book in an old dairy barn at the Oldham County Public Library Mahan Branch.
22. Eat pancakes with Mr. & Mrs. Clause at the North Oldham Lions Club.
23. Get hosed down by the North Oldham Fire Department during Family Fun Day!
 photo Thunder Planes_zpsp0uyzyxl.jpg24. Take horse riding lessons at Zubrod Stables.
25. Take a drive down River Road and enjoy dinner next to the Ohio River.
26. Check out the amazing schools - public, private and early childhood preschools!
27. Celebrate Kentucky's signature industries: food, bourbon and horses at Hermitage Farm.
28. Interact with beautiful butterflies at Creasey Mahan's Butterfly & Pet Day Celebration.
29. Host the best pony party at Wanaja Farm.
30. Catch a glimpse of the Thunder Over Louisville airplanes flying over Hays Kennedy Park.
31. Hike at Little Hunting Creek or Putney Pond.
32. Shop the excellent consignment sale twice a year with the Saint John Kids Kloset.
33. Campout and roast marshmallows together.
34. Trick or Treat along a nature trail.
 photo hiking james_zpsnqjg451t.jpg35. Celebrate the 4th of July at "Boomsday" at Cowley Park.
36. Take a pony ride at the Prospect Fall Festival at Gingerwoods!
37. Order your groceries online and pick them up at the store!  The Kroger grocery store has the convenient Click-List service.
38. Picnic at the Belknap Community Park.
39. Swing, fly a kite, kick a soccer ball at Harmony Park.
40. Perfect your swim stroke with swim lessons at The Paramont Clubhouse indoor pool.
41. Participate in the summer reading program at the library.
42. Ride bikes at Hays Kennedy Park.
43. Catch a game, play or performance at North Oldham High School.
44. Shop at the farmer's market at St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church.
45. Go sledding at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.
and much more!

Thank you to The Weil Team for supporting Oldham Family Fun!
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Monday, March 6, 2017

Road Races in Oldham County, KY

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

LIST UPDATED: 2/25/17

March
3/16 Oldham County Parks & Rec Cloverleaf 5K
6:30pm
Briar Hill Park in Crestwood

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

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

5/28 South Oldham Fire 5k Run
More info coming soon for 2017 event!

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

July
Oldham County Parks & Rec Firecracker 5k Run and 2 mile walk
2017 date TBA

7/14 Oldham County Grand Slam Oldham County Festival YMCA 5K
7pm
Covenant United Methodist Church in LaGrange
Facebook page here.

August
Oldham County Parks & Rec Kids Triathlon
2017 date TBA

8/12 Oldham County Grand Slam Fastline’s FunRaising 5K
8:30am
Fastline Printing in Buckner
Facebook page here.

Mighty Titan Adventures YMCA Family Obstacle Day
2017 date TBA

September
9/4 Oldham County Grand Slam Trooper Island 5K
8:30am
L'Esprit Farm Road in LaGrange
Facebook page here.

Paws in the Park Dog Walk with the Oldham County Humane Society
2017 date TBA

October
Oldham County Parks & Rec OCEA Skeleton 5k Run/2 mile Walk
2017 date TBA

November
Oldham County Parks & Rec 360 Degree Turkey Trotter 5 mile
2017 date TBA

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

March Events 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

WEEKLY EVENTS

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

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
Tuesday-Friday
10:00am-4:00pm
FREE Admission in March!

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 & Wednesdays 9am-1pm
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

MARCH EVENTS

3/3 Star Family Circus
Oldham County Family YMCA in Buckner
7pm
Adults $12, Students (13-17 years old) $6, FREE for children 12 and under

3/3 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

3/3 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

3/3 & 3/4 Lion King & Jungle Book
Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood
7pm
$6

3/4 Science in Play2Go Opening
Oldham County Public Library Main Branch in LaGrange
10am-1pm
FREE

3/4 Misty Mountain String Band
LaGrange Coffee Roasters
7:30-9pm
$10 at the door

3/5 Derby City Roughriders Football Game
Oldham County YMCA Indoor Arena
7-10pm
$10 adults, FREE for kids 9 and under

3/6 Kindergarten Registration
Your area elementary school
4-6pm

3/6 Countdown to Kindergarten Story Time
Camden Station Elementary School at 9:30am
Kenwood Station 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

3/7 Kindergarten Registration
Your area elementary school
9am-1pm

3/9 Sherlock High Tea
Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner
6:30pm
Fee

3/10 Half Day Camp
Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance in Prospect
11:30am-3pm
Fee

3/11 Easter Clay Workshop
Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood
10am-12pm
Ages 4-adult
$15

3/13 Countdown to Kindergarten Story Time
Camden Station Elementary School at 9:30am
Kenwood Station 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

3/14 FREE Yoga Wine Class
Center for Holistic Healing in Pewee Valley
7-8:30pm
FREE

3/16 Clover Leaf 5K Run or 2 Mile Walk
Briar Hill Park in Crestwood
6:30pm
$25 early registration, $35 late registration

3/16-3/17 Covenant UMC Consignment Sale
Covenant UMC in LaGrange
March 16 & 17: 9am-2pm & 6-8pm
March 18 (half price day): 8am-12pm

3/17 & 3/18 St. John's Kids Kloset Consignment Sale
St. John United Methodist Church in Prospect
March 17: 9am-7pm
March 18 (half price day): 9am-1pm

Baptist East Hospital in LaGrange
9am-4pm
Open to ages 11-13
$75

3/18 Open Game Day
Oldham County Public Library Main Branch in LaGrange
1-5pm
FREE

3/18 Parent's Night Out
YMCA at Norton Commons in Prospect
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

3/20 FREE Cone Day at DQ
Area Dairy Queen restaurants in Crestwood, LaGrange & Prospect
Benefitting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
FREE

3/20 Countdown to Kindergarten Story Time
Camden Station Elementary School at 9:30am
Kenwood Station 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

3/23 Jane Austen High Tea
Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner
6:30pm
Fee

3/23-3/25 Madagascar Jr
Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood
7pm
$7 for students, $12 for adults

3/24 Blessings in a Backpack Fundraiser
Centerfield Elementary School
6-8:30pm
Chili supper, auction, inflatables, games.
Chili dinner cost: Adults $7, Children 3-12 $4 or Family $25

3/24 Kid's Night Out
LaGrange Community Center
6-9pm
Dinner included. Must register each child beforehand.

3/24 Dinner with Dolls
Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance Studio
5:30-7:30pm
Open gym with your favorite doll, finger foods and juice, crafts and photo fun!
$15

3/25 Arbor Day Tree Seedling Giveaway
Oldham County Conservation District in Lagrange
10am-12pm
FREE to Oldham County residents, first come, first served.

Baptist East Hospital in LaGrange
9am-4pm
Open to ages 11-13
$75

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Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen
10am-2pm
FREE (donations accepted!)

3/27 Countdown to Kindergarten Story Time
Camden Station Elementary School at 9:30am
Kenwood Station 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
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Monday, February 27, 2017

Summer Camps for Oldham County Kids!


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2017 Summertime camp fun in and around the Oldham County area! Register soon before the camps reach capacity!
This summer we invite you to join us on an artistic adventure as we explore some of our favorite things in new and exciting ways! Back by popular demand, our popular Messy Camp, Star Wars and Fairy Art Camps are all back! We'll be creating things that glow...Lightsabers, stone fairy houses, wands, tiny fairies. Our witches and wizards, in Harry Potter camp will create handmade wands and potions! Also, this year, My Little Pony, Animals, Just Paint!, Boxes & Bowls, Oils, Sculpture, Large Mixed Media and more. Our fun and talented staff will guide your young ones to discover their inner artist at our Art House.
Three age groups including TEENS.  Class sizes LIMITED!

AGES: 4-16
WHEN: 12 camps weekly through summer beginning May 29. M-F: 8-10:30am, 11am-2pm & 2:30-5pm. (Full day and late pickup options.)
COST: $95-$225 per camp
502-438-8865

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Imaginations get their rocket fuel at Camp Invention! An exciting, weeklong summer adventure awaits with activities that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation and sharpen their 21st century skills. A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention allows children in kindergarten through 6th grade to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention, and teamwork. Children work together to transform the terrain and ecosystem of a distant exoplanet. They take risks as budding business owners, blast rockets, air cannons, and rubber chickens, and a wire circuit to create their own Spy Gadget Alarm Box! Local, certified educators lead a week of hands-on activities that fuel children's confidence in their natural ability to dream and create. Early registration discounts available so don't miss out on this exciting opportunity. Visit campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332 for information. Use promo code INNOVATE25 by 3/20 to save $25 on registration.


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Experience 64-acres of summer fun in Goshen during St. Francis School's "Camp Curious" full and half-day camps. Open to ages Preschool through 8th grade, campers will enjoy outdoor adventures including nature walks, garden time, and visits with our farm animals.
Preschool (ages 2-years-old to 5-years old) half-day camps run June 5th - June 30th, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. with weekly themes guiding new experiences. Themes include The Great Outdoors, Art Camp, Treasure Hunters, and Science Camp. Each week includes splash days.
Kindergarten - 8th grade camps run May 30th - July 21st with full and half-day options Monday-Friday starting at 9:00 a.m. Specialty camps include Camp Invention, Bricks 4 Kidz, Minecraft, musical theater, art, and more!
For more information, please visit www.StFrancisSchool.org or contact Marcy Jackson at 502-795-3488 or MJackson@StFrancisSchool.org


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Club SciKids: A day camp offering a variety of programs for your young scientist's interests. Interests which include Video Game Creation, Veterinary Medicine, Paleontology, Engineering, Space, Biology, Chemistry, Oceanography, LEGO Robotics and much more! Each camp inspires interest in science and technology by involving children in the creation of a multitude of experiments and take-away projects. Our goal is for kids to have fun and get excited about science. Camps for grades Pre-K-8th.
Jo Cornell Stables is located in beautiful Crestwood and is offering several different summer camps. Camp dates are: 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28. 10am-1pm each day. All ages and ability levels are welcome!  Riders will learn basic riding skills, have lessons, play horse games and create some crafts. $70 per day per camper.
Contact Kristen Smith 502-396-9815
www.Jocornellstables.com


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Get Outside! Summer Camps at The Parklands of Floyds Fork
Get Outside at The Parklands of Floyds Fork! Campers in grades K-6 spend their days participating in discovery-based field experiences and science investigations into gardening, art, paddling, hiking, biking, biology and bugs! Keep your student engaged and entertained while school is out for the summer.
Get Outside! Science Camps are based in Beckley Creek Park and the PNC Achievement Center for Education and Interpretation. Drop-off locations may vary for Paddling and Adventure camps. These full day programs include hands-on classroom activities, field hikes, "Sprayground Wednesdays," and so much more!
The Parklands Summer Science Camps take place over eight weeks from June through August. Each week includes one camp for campers entering K-3 and one for 4-6 graders. Save when you register by May 5! Parklands Members receive a reduced tuition rate.
502-584-0350


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Each summer we offer two 3-day camps. There are beginner, intermediate and advanced camps for children ages 6+ - no experience necessary. Each day at camp we will break into groups by age and will spend the morning doing horse activities (learning how to brush, tack the horse, etc.) We will break for lunch and ask that campers bring a sack lunch each day. We provide afternoon snacks and drinks. In the afternoon campers will do a daily craft, play games, scavenger hunts, as well as a private 30 minute riding lesson. Please be sure campers wear long pants and close-toe shoes (tennis shoes or a boot with a heel). If it's hot, campers can bring shorts for the morning and will have time to change after lunch. We provide helmets. Reserve a spot for $50 and provide camper information including name, age, camp preference, and t-shirt size (YXS-Adult XL sizes). Mail check and information to Zubrod Stables Attn: Deveau Zubrod P.O. Box 379 Prospect, KY 40059. You may also email dzubrod@gmail.com or call 502-228-3377 www.zubrodstables.com


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Power & Grace will be offering a summer enrichment program (S.E.P.) for kiddos 3-10 years old. The goal of this program is to give kids an opportunity to maintain their momentum and enthusiasm for learning throughout the summer break. We will be touring the world this summer by learning about a different country each week. Our activities incorporate art, music, dance, sports, reading and cultural studies. All of the activities will be centered around the specific country we are studying that week. The program will be 3.5 hours a day two days a week and the tuition will be monthly.
A typical day in the program would look like this: Arrival Time/Gym Time 30 minutes, Organized Game/Physical Activity Time 30 minutes, Art/Music 45 minutes, Movement Break 30 minutes, Snack/Cultural Studies 50 minutes, Pick Up/Free Time 25 minutes. This will be a very structured environment while still allowing your child to express their creativity and release their energy! $168 per month for non/members and $155 per month for members. Rates will not be prorated for missed days. Class space is extremely limited so please reserve a spot now by registering online or calling P&G 502-434-7575.


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Give your child's summer break a dose of STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) powered fun and learning in a STEAMPunks Summer Camp! These week-long day camps blend project based learning environments, hands on exploration and cutting edge technology to teach exciting subjects like Video Game Design, Circuitry and Soldering, 3D Printing, Robotics, Coding and more! Every camper will learn invaluable STEAM skills, a crucial factor in the ever expanding career fields of the future, and leave camp with a tangible project to encourage lifelong tinkering and creativity. With seasoned instructors and an arsenal of collaborative projects and fun curriculum, a STEAMPunks Summer Camp means your child's brain stays engaged in the educational "off season" and they're primed for the best summer experience of their life. Register here now! What will your child make at STEAMPunks Summer Camp?
Venues TBD, Schedule will be posted by mid-March!


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The Oldham County Family Y is excited to offer a summer of fun, friends and adventure! Campers get to spend lots of time enjoying the great outdoors, wonderful weekly themes, activities, field trips and swimming. Various themes are offered each week with corresponding field trips to places like the Louisville Zoo, Kentucky Science Center, Louisville Slugger Museum and Kentucky Kingdom (teen camp only). Camps available for several ages including, Kamp Kermit (ages 4-5), Explorers (6-10) and Teen Camp (11-14). The Oldham County YMCA has a brand new archery range, bike trails and enhanced walking trails. Camps begin June 5th and run until August 11th. Campers have fun 7am-6pm each day with enthusiastic camp counselors. Weekly fee is $135 for members and $160 for program members. Registration fee of $25 for members (thru May 4th) and $40 for program members. Use promo code SAVE25 to pay no registration fee through April 15th. For more information, contact Josh Lewis at jlewis@ymcalouisville.org 502-222-9358

At Virginia Chance School, summer is welcomed! Summer Under the Trees is an outdoor camp for the adventurous child ages 2 years through 5th grade.
Summer Under the Trees nurtures children's natural sense of wonder and fosters a lifelong connection to the outdoor world through dynamic child-initiated play and outdoor discovery.
Gather with friends and experienced teachers as we explore our beautiful 26-acre campus in a summer of outdoor games, art, music and fun!
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Take an Adventure Through Time with the J Summer Camp where there is something for every child. The J Summer Camp offers traditional camp for children 2 years through 10th grade with arts and crafts, sports, free swim, swim lessons and more!
Children 2 years old receive private swim lessons twice a week, children 3 and 4 years old receive group swim lessons three times a week and children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade receive group lessons daily.  Specialty camps are also offered which include: Soccer, Theatre, Dance, Lego, Cooking, Art and more. All specialty camps enjoy a daily swim.
We believe that all campers can participate, all campers can succeed and all campers can make a new friend. Our Yachad program integrates children with special needs fully in our regular programs. We also offer a special unit for preschoolers transitioning into Kindergarten.
Our beautiful campus includes two outdoor pools, baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, as well as indoor gymnasiums, auditorium and more!
3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205
502-459-0660
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Fun, friendships, and exploration - all summer long! Bright Horizons Summer Camp for preschool and school-aged children offers fun and excitement for your child AND meets your expectations of convenience, flexibility, a healthy and safe environment, and experienced counselors.
Your child will enjoy a jam packed summer that includes: Field trips, special guests, and events. Cool themes including STEM, ecology, art, cinematography, cooking, theater, and more. Sports, fitness, and outdoor adventures.  Call us today to learn more! Our camps follow the local public school calendar and run throughout the entire summer vacation time period.

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Our Musical Theater camps are the perfect combination of a traditional camp experience with all of the activities mixed in with fun and excitement in singing, dancing and acting. CMPI Young Performers-Elementary ages. July 17th-21st, 9am-3pm. A broadway themed show will be performed at the end of the week for parents. This is great for girls and boys. Experience the magic of Broadway in a fun learning environment with top professionals in the industry. Students will love our daily activities too. Water day, Movie day, and so MUCH MORE!! Students may bring their own lunch. We will provide a themed snack daily. Register on our website, Classicmelodies.org




 photo st lukes_zps41qeoopq.jpgWelcome to St. Luke's Camp Maple, where you will have fun in the company of friends old and new.  All camps include hands on learning, fun outdoor activities, and free play time.  
Our camp is staffed with the same high quality teachers who work in our preschool program.  All are experienced teachers who are CPR and First Aid certified. 
Camps run Monday-Friday from 9am-1:30pm for children ages 2-10.  Each camp is theme based so one week is different than the next.  We look forward to you joining us for one or all six fun and exciting camps.
May 22-May 26 Discover your Favorite Artist
June 5-9 Nature Camp
June 19-23 Explore the World of Science
July 10-14 Culinary Camp
July 17-21 Build with Bricks
July 31-Aug 4 Space Camp





Camps listed in alphabetical order. We will update as 2017 summer camp information becomes available. Please check with each camp for any possible changes that may occur without our knowledge.

See more camps on LouisvilleFamilyFun.net
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All About Kids Sports Center (Crestwood) - Weekday Camps available for children 4 and up starting 6/5 and ending 8/11.  Camp runs 9am-5pm with early drop-off and late pick-up options.  Various themes each week! Rates starting at $49 with sibling discount.

Bricks 4 Kidz (Goshen) - Check back for 2017 info when it's available. 

Bright Horizons (Louisville) - See their ad above!

Camp Hi-Ho (Louisville/near Oldham line) - 9 sessions beginning 6/5 and ending 8/7.  Ages 5-13. $270 per camper, per week. 9:30am-3:15pm

Chance School (Louisville) - See their ad above!

Circle Bar C Ranch (LaGrange) - Check back for 2017 info when it's available.

Club Science Kidz Ky - See their ad above!

Creasey Mahan Nature Camp (Goshen) - Two sessions for children entering 1st grade – 6th grade. 6/13-19 and 6/26-29, 9am-2pm, $155 per camper, per week.

Gillman's Dance Academy (Crestwood) - Check back for 2017 info when it's available.

Hidden Bridge Farm (Prospect) - Check back for 2017 info when it's available.

JCC (Louisville) - See their ad above!

Jo Cornell Stables (Crestwood) - See their ad above!

Kismet Farm LLC (Simpsonville) - Check back for 2017 info when it's available.

Oldham County 4H Camp - 7/17-7/21 at Lake Cumberland for children ages 9-13 and 8 year olds entering the 4th grade, $250.

Oldham County Cooperative Ext. Kid's Cooking Camp (LaGrange) - Check back for 2017 info when it's available.

Oldham County Parks & Rec - Various lesson dates for archery, golf and tennis.

Oldham County Schools Arts Center (Crestwood) - Theater, music, art, dance and private lessons all available this summer!  Camps are weekly June-August and available to a variety of ages.

The Parklands (Louisville/Middletown area) - See their ad above!

Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance (Prospect) - See their ad above!

South Oldham Basketball Camp at South Oldham High School (Crestwood) - Check back for 2017 info when it's available.

STEAMPunks - See their ad above!

St. Francis School Camp Curious (Goshen) - See their ad above!

Stonehurst Riding Center (Louisville) - Check back for 2017 info when it's available.

Valley View Farm (Crestwood) - Check back for 2017 info when it's available.

Whet Your Palette (Louisville/Anchorage area) - See their ad above!

Windhover Farm (LaGrange) - Pony Camp 6/7-9, 6/14-16, 6/19-21, 7/19-21, 8/2-4 9am-3pm, $175 per rider and camp.

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens (Crestwood) - Louisville Visual Arts Camp 6/12-16, 9am-12pm. For ages 7-12, $155/members and $180/non-members

YMCA of Oldham County (Buckner) - See their ad above!

Zubrod Stables (Prospect) - See their ad above!
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Friday, February 24, 2017

Melrose Cafe in Prospect

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 photo inside_zpsmumbnpes.jpgMelrose Café is the newest eatery to be added to the Prospect/Goshen area. It has a nice, cozy feel, and is available for breakfast, brunch, or lunch.  There's counter seating, table seating, a couch area, and even a children's area with a small table and books. There is good variety on the menu with breakfast available all day and a children's menu. Options include soups, salads, tacos, burgers, sandwiches, fish, vegetarian and vegan.  The menu items have unique names like Prospector, Mr. Wallace, and The O.C.  
The prices seemed comparable to the area eateries: starters around $6-$10, a la carte and side items $3 average, and kids menu $7 (which can be served before the rest of the meal on request), $3 drink average.  Despite the coffee shop vibe in the couch area, they offer only basic hot beverages.
 photo lunch_zpsrpugqh6v.jpgDuring the week, it will be a fast casual service (order and pay at the counter, but they'll bring it to your table), open from 7:30am to 3pm. During the weekend they will have table service. 
The staff seems really friendly, and the food was delicious. I look forward to going again soon!

Melrose Café is located at 13206 Hwy 42 Suite 104 in Prospect. 

By guest contributor, Caryn.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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!

Covenant United Methodist Church in LaGrange
March 16 & 17: 9am-2pm & 6-8pm
March 18 (half price day): 8am-12pm

St. John United Methodist Church in Prospect
March 17: 9am-7pm
March 18 (half price day): 9am-1pm

SPRING SALE IS NOT LOCATED IN OLDHAM COUNTY!
Louisville Sports Academy in Louisville
March 9 & 10: 9am-8pm
March 11 (25% off day): 9am-2pm
March 12 (50% off day): 12-4pm

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

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Lenten Fish Fry Locations in Oldham County, Kentucky

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St. Aloysius Catholic Church
Pewee Valley
Fish Fry on Ash Wednesday, March 1 and then on Fridays, March 3-April 7 (no fish fry on Good Friday)
5-7:30pm
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, March 3-24.
5-8pm 
Fish, shrimp, oysters, great sides and $1 drinks.  Kids meal available with pizza, side and drink.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
LaGrange
Fridays, March 3-April 17
4:30-7:30pm
Boston scrod, shrimp, pizza, hush puppies and sides. Large $10, Regular $8, Small $6, free for children under 5.

North Oldham Lions Club
Prospect
Fridays, March 3-April 14
5-7:30pm
Sullivan chefs prepare hand breaded fish, homemade onion rings and coleslaw and mac n cheese.

St. James Episcopal Church
Pewee Valley
Lenten Soup Suppers beginning on March 8-29
Check back to their website for more information.

Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church
Pewee Valley
Fish Fry
4:30-7:30pm
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tips for Kindergarten Registration in Oldham County

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Oldham County Kindergarten registration is coming up in March!  We asked some veteran Kindergarten parents for some helpful tips on registering for Kindergarten.

1.  Visit the Oldham County Schools website for full details on what is needed to register your Kindergartener and when some of these items are due.

2.  Find your school assignment and visit their website too.  It's a great way to see photos of school events, possibly learn teachers' names and your administration. 

3.  Save time by printing and filling out your registration documents before you go to your elementary school.  Print the doctor forms to take with you to appointments.

4.  Proof of residency is required and your driver's license is not accepted.  If you're a paperless household, you might have to request a hard copy from your water, gas or electric company to submit with your paperwork.  More details about proof of residency are on the Oldham County School website.

5.  Bring your checkbook or cash to registration.  There is a fee for full-day Kindergarten.  Some elementary schools have other fees, such as technology, carpool tags, etc.

6.  Find out if your elementary school has a special "meet and greet" planned for families over the summer.  Some schools have "Kindergarten Konversations" and other days for new students to see their school and classroom and meet teachers and other students.  These special days are also great for parents to meet other classroom parents.

7.  Watch for all the fun summer programs coming up around Oldham County and Louisville!  Visit the Oldham County Public Library in the spring.  They have a great Kindergarten Countdown program that includes many fun events and activities. 
The Jefferson County Kindergarten Countdown program already has programs and events happening.  The program is open to all incoming Kindergarteners.  Visit a Louisville Free Public Library branch to receive a t-shirt and other materials for the program. 
Jefferson County also has a Cultural Pass that allows holders access to events, businesses and places around Louisville.  Oldham County residents are eligible to receive a free pass if they work or own other property in Jefferson County.

8.  If your elementary school has a PTA/PTO Facebook Page - follow it!  Many parents find these pages to be a great resource for knowing what is going on and getting involved at the school.

Oldham County Schools are amazing! Good luck to all of the incoming Kindergarteners!
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