Monday, February 27, 2017

Summer Camps for Oldham County Kids!


This is a partially sponsored post.

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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




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

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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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Science in Play2GO at the Oldham County Public Libary!

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Beginning on March 4th, exhibits will include:
  • Build Your World
  • Build Your Own Roller Coaster
  • The Science Depot
  • Shapes & Stuff Store
  • Ball Fight
  • Light Bright
 photo Science in Play ball wall_zpszplwpgul.jpgScience in Play2GO, the mobile version of Kentucky Science Center’s progressive next-generation learning experience, empowers children and adults to learn together, and for life, all through the power of play. With key elements that embody the philosophies behind the Science Center’s permanent exhibit, Science in Play2GO will visit libraries across Kentucky for 3-month residencies at no cost to libraries or their visitors.

Science in Play2GO will be at the library until May 27th and is completely FREE!  Oldham Family Fun is thrilled that our wonderful Oldham County Public Library was chosen as one of the four stops this year! 
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Monday, February 6, 2017

Have fun on Early Release Days!

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We are always looking for ways to fill our extra few hours on Early Release Days so we compiled a list of local and Louisville area activities for families.  One advantage to the Louisville area activities is that Jefferson County Schools are usually still in session, so the businesses aren't as crowded.  Make sure you check our Discounts Page too for deals.

Wild Wednesdays
Oldham County Public Library - Main Branch in LaGrange
2-3pm
FREE
All ages, first come, first served

House of Boom
Louisville
10am-9pm
Tickets start at $10, call for a group discount!
All ages

Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve Nature Center
Goshen
9am-1pm (Rush over there if you're at a school nearby!)
All ages

Wednesday Wonders Program
Parklands of Floyd Fork in Louisville
2:30-3:30pm
$5 per person/free to members
Ages 7 and under

Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory or Muhammad Ali Center
Louisville
Louisville Slugger hours 9am-5pm, Ali Center hours 9:30am-5pm
$5 admission in February
All ages

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
Crestwood
10am-4pm
FREE Admission in February
All ages

YMCA Community Center
LaGrange
9am-9pm
Play basketball, board games or other activities.
FREE to Oldham County residents.
All ages

Whet Your Palette
Anchorage
10am-10pm
$10 drop-in paint
All ages
Groupon deal here for a group class.

Paint Spot
Louisville
10am-9pm
All ages
Groupon deal here.

Iceland Sports Complex
Louisville
11am-2pm Public Skate
Groupon deal here.

As with any event or discount offered, please check with the business prior to your visit.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Valentine's Parent's Night Out at Power and Grace

Drop your kids off at Power and Grace Gymnastics and Dance while get out of the house and enjoy a nice a dinner for two for Valentine's Day. There will be open gym, organized games, arts and crafts, dinner, and a kid-friendly movie.  It's just $35 and we have a special discount for you!

 
Power and Grace offers a friendly, fun and relaxed environment for your kids to get some exercise and have fun! It is conveniently located off of US42 on Timber Ridge Drive in Prospect.  It's just a few storefronts away from Gustavo's, another excellent business and Oldham Family Fun supporter.

February 11th
5:30-9:00 p.m.

5:30-6:45: Open Gym
6:45-7:15: Food
7:15-7:45: Open Gym
7:45-9:00: Movie

Register online under the events tab to reserve your spot. 

Type "Oldham Family Fun" in the comments section 
to receive $10.00 off. 
Pre-registration is required in order to receive the discount.

You pay the night of the event when you drop off your kid(s) and they will give you the discount at that time as long as you registered with "Oldham Family Fun" in the comments.

Limited to 30 kids to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun. This PNO is for kids ages who are potty trained up to age 11.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Review of Best Pony Party in Goshen

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If you're searching for a unique birthday party option for your child, you have to check out Best Pony Party!  Wanaja Farm in Goshen is home to the one-of-a-kind pony party experience. 

There are many things to love about Best Pony Party.  Guests are entertained the entire time with hands-on, fun activities that are best suited for children ages 4-9.  Adults enjoy watching the activities and the hosts can relax, knowing that the activities are planned out and orchestrated for them. 

Parties are generally two hours long and include:
  • Jumping in hay.
  • Leading miniature horses through an obstacle course.
  • Lassoing a stationary bull.
  • Finding a carrot in straw.
  • Feeding a carrot to a horse.
  • Decorating a real keepsake horseshoe.
  • Pony rides.
  • Painting a real pony using washable, non-toxic paints and paint brushes.
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Wanaja Farm's indoor arena allows for parties to be booked all year long.  The barn stays 10 degrees warmer with the doors closed and there is also a heated and air conditioned party/viewing room.  Guests can sit in this room and watch the indoor arena activities if they choose.  This room is also where the craft and any serving of food takes place.  It has several barstool seats, a couch, tables, plenty of counter space, a sink, microwave and refrigerator for guests to use. 

The cost for a pony party is $315 for up to 12 children (no charge for adults or non-participating children).  It is $15 for each additional child and a 15% gratuity is added.  A $35 booking fee is required and is deducted from your balance after the party.  Cash or check are accepted.  We do recommend contacting the farm early if you want a summer party as this is a popular and busy season.

Best Pony Party is an occasion that won't soon be forgotten by your birthday girl/boy or your guests.  It's hard to leave the fun!  Children love leading the miniature horses around the arena and painting the pony.  (We promise the pony loves the attention and is not harmed in any way.)  Parents love the memories made, smiles on the childrens' faces and ease of the party.

Wanaja Farm is located at 5200 West Highway 42, Goshen and sits between Hwy 393 and Hwy 53.  Contact Jane Retamoza for more information at 502-303-8448  You can also follow Wanaja Farm on Facebook to learn about other events, lessons and boarding available at the barn.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

February Fun 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!

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
Power and Grace Gymnastics and Dance in Prospect
Fridays & Saturdays 5:30-9:00pm
Ages 3-11
$35
For February 11th - Put "Oldham Family Fun" in the comments when registering and you'll save $10 at check-in!

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

FEBRUARY EVENTS

2/1 Early Childhood Music Class
Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood
11:15am
Ages 0-5 and caregiver/parent
FREE

2/2 History Hounds
Oldham County History Center in LaGrange
10:00am
Ages 0-5
FREE

2/3 Oldham County Cultural Arts & Heritage Day
John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange
9:00am-1:00pm
FREE and open to the community!

2/3 Father/Daughter Dance
Crestwood United Methodist Church
6:30-8:30pm
FREE, but a love offering is appreciated!
Call the church to RSVP (502) 241-8984

2/4 Early Childhood Music Class
Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood
11:15am
Ages 0-5 and caregiver/parent
FREE

2/4 Valentine’s Day Clay Workshop
Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood
10:00am-12:00pm
Ages 4-Adult
$15 per participant

2/6 Countdown to Kindergarten Story Time
Centerfield Elementary School at 9:30am
Buckner 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

2/7 Winter Family Fun
Oldham County Public Library - Mahan Branch in Goshen
4:00pm
FREE

2/8 Wild Wednesday: Stingrays Cart from Newport Aquarium
Oldham County Public Library - Main Branch in LaGrange
2:00pm
All ages
FREE

2/8 Picked 'N Painted Furniture Class
LaGrange
7:00pm
$50
Adults (must reserve your spot)
You bring a small piece of your own furniture, learn how to paint it, distress it & leave with a beautifully transformed piece!

2/9 History Hounds
Oldham County History Center in LaGrange
10:00am
Ages 0-5
FREE

2/9 Stars Hollow High Tea Gilmore Girls
Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner
6:30pm

2/9 Two Year Anniversary Fiesta!
Gustavo's Mexican Grill in LaGrange
11:00am-10:30pm

2/10 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

2/10 Parent's Night Out - Valentine's Day Edition
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.
Children will enjoy games, crafts, dinner, swimming and other Valentine’s Day themed activities.

2/10 CCG Valentine Banquet
Christ Church at Goshen
7:00-10:00pm
$35 per couple or $17.50 single.
Event is catered by Gracious Plenty.

2/11 Winter Tree Walk
Brownsboro Trail Alliance in Crestwood
10:00am-12:00pm
All ages welcome.
Free to BTA members, Guests are $5/$25 max for family.

2/11 Chocolate Crawl
Downtown LaGrange on Main Street
11:00am-4:00pm
$10 per ticket

2/11 Fancy Nancy Tea
Oldham County Pubic Library - Main Branch in LaGrange
11:00am
Ages 3-7
FREE, Sign ups required (open on 1/30)

2/11 Valentine’s Dance
Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church
6:30-10:00pm
$25 per person
(Childcare and dinner available, advanced registration requested.)

2/11 Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance Parent's Nite Out
5:30-9:00pm
Prospect $35 per child but.........
*Enter "Oldham Family Fun" in the comment when registering and save $10 *
You will pay at the event and your discount will be applied.
Open gym, organized games, arts and crafts, dinner, and a kid-friendly movie will be shown!

2/12 Oldham County's Largest Open House
County-wide
1:00-5:00pm
View homes for sale in the Oldham County area.  Contact Live in Oldham County for more info.

2/13 Countdown to Kindergarten Story Time
Centerfield Elementary School at 9:30am
Buckner 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

2/13 Father/Daughter Valentine's Dance
Camden Station Elementary School in Crestwood
6:30-8:30pm
$10 per couple.  Can purchase tickets at the door.  Admission includes patch, snacks, crafts, professional photo of couple and dance!  Corsages available at door for $5.  Proceeds benefit Girl Scouts Annual Giving Campaign.

2/16 History Hounds
Oldham County History Center in LaGrange
10:00am
Ages 0-5
FREE

2/17 Spread the Love! Mission Fair Party
Saint John United Methodist Church in Prospect
5:00-7:30pm
Join us for Bidwell BBQ, Pizza and Cake.  Face Painting by Amy Parks, Balloon twisting by Kazoing and music!  Over 40 charities and non-profits will have tables describing how to get involved with their organizations! Let's help Spread the Love!!!
FREE

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Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen
10:00am-1:00pm
FREE

2/18 Jr. Ranger Program: Discovering the Underground Railroad
Oldham County History Center in LaGrange
10:30-11:30am
Every third Saturday through April.
Ages 7-12
$5 per session or $15 for all four consecutive sessions.

2/21 LEGO Robotics with Bricks 4 Kidz
Oldham County Public Library - Main Branch in LaGrange
6:00pm
Ages 10 and up.
Sign ups required.
FREE

2/22 Picked 'N Painted Sign/Tray Class
LaGrange
7:00pm
$60
Adults (must reserve your spot)
Choose either a wood tray or sign,(that we provide in the cost) paint it, distress it, stencil it and last, antique it!
      
2/23 History Hounds
Oldham County History Center in LaGrange
10:00am
Ages 0-5
FREE

2/23 Tibute to Laura Ingalls Wilder 150th Birthday
Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner
6:30pm

2/24 Louisville Area Cultural Arts
John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange
Contact the Oldham County Cooperative Extension for more details.

2/27 Zaniac Open House
Creasey Mahan Nature Center in Goshen
5:30-7:30pm
FREE

2/27 Come Sew with Us
Oldham County Cooperative Extension Office in LaGrange
10:00am-2:00pm
Making an upcycled sweater.  Check their website for supplies you need to bring.
FREE (you bring your supplies)
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Friday, January 27, 2017

Valentine's Day Fun in Oldham County, Kentucky


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We have lots of love for Oldham County and the great Valentine's Day options around the area!  Kid-only, Adult-only and Childcare Options. Love is in the air!

Kid Date Options

1/27&28 Father/Daughter Dance
John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange
6:30-8:30pm
$15 per couple

2/1 OCS Arts Center Early Childhood Music
Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood
11:15am
For children ages 0-5 and their caregiver/parent.
FREE music class celebrating Valentine's Day!

2/3 Father/Daughter Dance
Crestwood United Methodist Church
6:30-8:30pm
Free, but a love offering is appreciated!
Call the church to RSVP (502) 241-8984

2/4 OCS Arts Center Early Childhood Music
Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood
9:00am
For children ages 0-5 and their caregiver/parent.
FREE music class celebrating Valentine's Day!

2/4 Valentine’s Day Clay Workshop
Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood
10am-12pm
Ages 4-Adult
$15 per participant

2/4 Valentine Card Making Workshop
Gallery 104 in LaGrange
10:00am-12:00pm
Open to all ages.
A $12.00 fee includes all materials including new, handmade papers, paints, markers, and up to 6 cards and colorful envelopes.

2/11 Fancy Nancy Tea
Oldham County Pubic Library - Main Branch in LaGrange
11am
Ages 3-7
FREE, Sign ups required (open on 1/30)

2/13 Father/Daughter Valentine's Dance
Camden Station Elementary School in Crestwood
6:30-8:30pm
$10 per couple.  Can purchase tickets at the door.  Admission includes patch, snacks, crafts, professional photo of couple and dance!  Corsages available at door for $5.  Proceeds benefit Girl Scouts Annual Giving Campaign.

Get a sitter or stay in and order a heart-shaped pizza from Papa Johns Pizza!

Adult Date Options

2/10 CCG Valentine Banquet
Christ Church at Goshen
7:00-10:00pm
$35 per couple or $17.50 single.
Event is catered by Gracious Plenty.

2/11 Valentine’s Dance
Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church
6:30-10:00pm
$25 per person
(Childcare and dinner available, advanced registration requested.)

2/11 Chocolate Crawl
Downtown LaGrange on Main Street
11:00am-4:00pm
$10 per ticket

2/14 Gustavo’s Mexican Restaurant
Crestwood, LaGrange & Prospect
Meal for two for $49.99
Entrée, drinks and dessert.

2/14 One Nineteen West Main Restaurant
LaGrange
Special for two for $40
Appetizer, entrée and dessert. 

2/14 Mayan Latin Cuisine
LaGrange
Special for two for $55
Starters, main course and dessert.

Utopia Studio Painting Party
LaGrange
Gather a group of friends or other couples and have a paint night party together. (Need a group of 8 or more.)
$35 per participant.

Childcare Options

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

2/10 Valentine’s Kids Night Out
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.
Children will enjoy games, crafts, dinner, swimming and other Valentine’s Day themed activities.


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We are working with Power & Grace Gymnastics to bring you a great deal!

2/11 Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance Parent's Nite Out 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Prospect $35 per child but.........
*Enter "Oldham Family Fun" in the comment when registering and save $10 *
You will pay at the event and your discount will be applied.

Open gym, organized games, arts and crafts, dinner, and a kid-friendly movie will be shown!



 We will update the list as we hear of more Valentine's Day events.  If you know of any events and would like them added to our list, please email nicolle@louisvillefamilyfun.net
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Nature Center at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve

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When it's too cold (or even too hot) to enjoy nature outside, Creasey Mahan's Nature Preserve is the perfect place to explore.  The indoor center is open Mondays and Wednesdays 9am-1pm and is located in Goshen at 12501 Harmony Landing Road.

We recently visited the center and really enjoyed our time there.  There are 4 dioramas including wetlands, woodlands, Native American life and artifacts and Kentucky fish.  The center's murals are currently being repainted and the new paintings are beautiful.  We did the indoor scavenger hunt that allowed us to walk around the entire center.  The list included animals, stones, artifacts and other interesting items.  The hunt allowed us to see the intricate details of the exhibits.

The bird blind is a neat small room where we were able to use small binoculars to see around the garden outside.  Bird feeders and a small pond are outside where birds, squirrels and other furry friends are having fun.  My kids love to see the different color birds that eat from the feeders.  In the warmer months, the preserve has many butterflies and hummingbirds.  Visitors can also see honey bees at work in this room.

There are plenty of hands-on activities for children to do at the center.  Crafts are set up on Mondays and Wednesday for families to do together.  The Magical Forest Imagination Station is a small room where children can play with stuffed animals, read books or draw on the chalkboard.  There is also a small sandbox table filled with plastic bugs, reptiles and other creatures.

Groups can contact the center if they would like to set up a special visit.  Entry to the center and preserve is free.  The Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve relies on visitor donations, grants and other charitable donations.  Be sure to stop in soon, explore the center, walk the preserve and make a donation to keep this great center and other programs going.  The center is a great asset to Oldham County and the surrounding area.

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