Monday, January 20, 2020

Valentine's Day Fun in Oldham County

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!

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Valentine's Day Fun in and around Oldham County! We will continue to update this list as more events pop up.

John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange
6:30-8:30pm
$20 per couple/$5 each additional daughter

2/7 Father/Daughter Dance
Crestwood United Methodist Church
6:30-8:30pm
Free, but a love offering is appreciated!
RSVP through link.

2/8 Valentine’s Day Clay Workshop
Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood
10am-12pm
Ages 5-Adult
$15 per participant

2/8 10th Annual Chocolate Crawl
Downtown LaGrange on Main Street
11:00am-4:00pm
$10 per ticket until February 1st.

2/8 For the Love of Music
Hosted by St. James Episcopal Church at The Waldeck Mansion in Crestwood
5-10pm

2/10 Father/Daughter Valentine's Dance
Crestwood Elementary School
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.

2/14 & 2/15 Special Valentine's Day Weekend at Sauerbeck Family Drive-in
$10 carload for two throwback romantic movies.

2/14 Food is Love
Free dessert at Gustavo's locations
5-10pm

2/15 Burning Love High Tea
Sisters Tea Parlour & Boutique in Buckner
11am-3pm

Looking for childcare options so you can celebrate alone?

2/7 Parent's Night Out
Oldham County YMCA in Buckner
Ages 4-12 5-9:30pm
Ages 6 weeks-4 5-9:30pm

2/14 All About Kids Slumber Party
Crestwood
6:30pm-9am option or 6:30pm-11pm option
Ages 4-15 

2/14 Parent's Night Out with Girl Scout Troop 2221
St. James Episcopal Church in Pewee Valley
6-10pm
Ages 1-10 years old
Pizza, arts & crafts, games & movies. Reservations required @ kytroop2221@gmail.com

2/14 Valentine's Date Night Girl Scout Troop 1013 Babysitting
LaGrange Fire & Rescue Station #1
6-10pm
Ages 2-10
Pizza, movies, crafts, games. Reservations required. pmgibsonz@gmail.com or chardin5171@gmail.com

2/15 Parent's Night Out
Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect
6-9:30pm
Ages 6 weeks-12
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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Road Races in Oldham County

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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: 1/16/2020

March
3/12 Oldham County Parks & Rec Cloverleaf 5K
Briar Hill Park in Crestwood

April 
4/18 Oldham County Parks & Rec Earth Day 5K
Morgan Conservation Park in LaGrange

Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area)

TBA South Oldham Fire 5k Run
South Oldham Fire Department in Crestwood

June 


July 
7/11 Firecracker 5k Run and 2 mile walk
Westport Park in Westport

TBA YMCA Family Mud Run
Buckner

August 
8/22 Sprint Triathlon
Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area)

September 


October
10/3 Paws in the Park Dog Walk with the Oldham County Humane Society
North Oldham Lions Club in Goshen

10/4 OCEA Skeleton 5k Run/2 mile Walk
Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area)

TBA  2020 Blue Challenge 5k
Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange, (Buckner area)

November 
11/21 360 Degree Turkey Trotter 5 mile Run/Walk
Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area)

Harrod's Creek Trail Bash
Harrods Creek Park in Prospect

December 
12K's of Christmas
LaGrange Baptist Church
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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Oldham County Preschool Directory

This is a partially sponsored post.

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Best List of Preschools in Oldham County!

 photo chatter box_zps8jg9bims.jpgThe Chatterbox Preschool program is designed to meet the needs of 3-5 year olds with and without developmental disabilities. Each class has between 8-10 students and is led by a certified teacher and classroom assistant. Our program focuses on strengthening speech and language skills, phonemic awareness and building confidence across all developmental domains. The classroom incorporates the Ski-Hi curriculum, Handwriting Without Tears, Letterland and the use of many visual supports and hands on activities. We provide periodic formal assessment to monitor progress in cognitive, communication and social skills. An occupational therapist and speech language pathologist will visit bi-weekly to provide ongoing consultation with the preschool teacher.  502-384-0910

 photo St. Francis School Logo_zpsk9rjd63z.pngSt. Francis Preschool is a joyful place that seeks to foster curiosity and wonder. We believe that allowing students to explore, investigate, and create is the perfect medium for motivating learning. Because of these values, our curriculum is one that emerges from the daily experiences and interests of the children. Social, physical, and cognitive skills grow freely in this fertile ground of play and exploration. While facilitating these experiences, our teachers assure that children are challenged by utilizing open-ended questions to encourage problem-solving, imagination, and creativity. Student artifacts such as photographs, paintings, and clay-work, as well as completed individual and group projects, fill the classrooms. We believe that outdoor play encourages an appreciation for the environment and fosters creativity and a sense of wonder. Here, children have a say in what they do and how they do it, and teachers encourage learning to be an exciting journey every day. 502-795-3380


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Where You Start Matters. With over 50 years as Louisville’s premier progressive school for children age 2-through-5th-grade, we continually set new standards for best practices in education. Virginia Chance School provides two lead teachers in every classroom, integrated outdoor learning for all students, a Play-Based Preschool curriculum with real Science, Spanish, Art, Music and P.E. classes by specialist teachers in dedicated classrooms, and a multi-age elementary program. Call now to arrange a tour of our school and 26-acre campus that includes woods, fields, gardens, Goose Creek and The Learning Greenhouse! It’s the ideal place for children to develop a lifelong love of learning.

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BUCKNER

Loving Hands Learning Center
1000 Buckner Center Suite 1, LaGrange, KY 40031

Southside Christian Child Care & Preschool
3419 Cedar Point Road Buckner, KY 40031
502-222-1999

CRESTWOOD

Bluebird Cottage School
8905 Hwy 329 Crestwood, KY, 40014
502-544-0603

The Chatter Box
6317 Hwy 329 Crestwood, KY 40014
502-384-0910

Crestwood Baptist Church
6400 Sweetbay Drive Crestwood, KY 40014
502-241-8534

Crestwood Childcare & Learning Center
7018 Hughes Ave Crestwood, KY 40014
502-241-5071

Crestwood Preschool Academy
5719 Hwy 22 Crestwood, KY 40014
502-376-9297

Crestwood United Methodist Church
7214 Kavanaugh Road Crestwood. KY 40014
502-553-9362

Cadence Academy
8905 W Hwy 22 Crestwood, KY 40014
502-243-8484

Tomorrow's Promise Child Care & Learning Center
6003 Pleasant Colony #14 Crestwood, KY 40014
502-290-6950

GOSHEN

St. Francis Preschool
11000 US Hwy 42 Goshen, KY 40026
502-795-3380

Thrive Forest School
Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve
12501 Harmony Landing Road Goshen, KY 40026
502-228-4362

LAGRANGE

Covenant United Methodist Church Preschool
909 West Jefferson Street LaGrange, KY 40031
502-222-9925

Kids Haven, by Sandy
1010 Oldham Oaks Road LaGrange, KY 40031
502-222-5008

LaGrange Baptist Church Preschool
1139 Commerce Parkway LaGrange, KY 40031
502-643-7169

The Learning Garden
2100 Spencer Court LaGrange, KY 40031
502-222-1700

Oldham County Preschool
4309 Brown Blvd. LaGrange, KY 40031
502-222-3700

The B Hive Childcare Academy
230 Yager Ave LaGrange, KY 40031
502-265-7133

PEWEE VALLEY

Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church Child Development Center
119 Central Avenue Pewee Valley, KY 40056
502-241-0177

St. Aloysius Preschool
122 Mount Mercy Drive Pewee Valley, KY 40056
502-241-8516 x1010
Preschool@StAloysiuspwv.org

St. James Episcopal Church Preschool
401 LaGrange Road Pewee Valley, KY 40056
502-243-3394

PROSPECT

Virginia Chance School 
4200 Lime Kiln Lane Louisville, KY 40222
502-425-6904

KLA School of Prospect
8907 US Hwy 42 Prospect, KY 40059
502-292-0123

Prospect Preschool Academy
13001West Hwy 42 Prospect, KY 40059
502-228-4007

Saint John United Methodist Preschool
12700 West Hwy 42 Prospect, KY 40059
502-753-1768
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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

2020 Bucket List of Fun in Oldham County

Happy New Year!  Many of us wrote down plans, resolutions, goals, etc. for 2020, but why not plan a bucket list of fun things to do this year?  Our bucket list has at least two local options for each month that won't cost you an arm and a leg.  Many of these activities are FREE or under $10!  We like cheap family fun!  What's on your bucket list this year?

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January - It's cold, you ran everywhere in December and you'd rather not spend a whole lot of money.  Now is the perfect time to check out the Creasey Mahan Nature Center.  The center is FREE!  Check their website for hours.  The center has fun nature art crafts for children, dioramas to explore, a bird blind to watch birds and a fun play area for kids to enjoy.  If it's not too cold outside, families can also enjoy a hike or play on the playgrounds located on the preserve.  It's a great place to fly a kite on a windy January day too!  If you're looking for more indoor fun, All About Kids in Crestwood has open gym and swim times for all ages.  Play on the gymnastics floor, play basketball, soccer or swim in their fun indoor pool. If your kids have been wanting to try something new, they can also try out their first class for free!

February - Have you been to the new Oldham County History Center in LaGrange?  The newly renovated building has exhibits to explore and fun activities through their History Hounds program.  History Hounds is for children 5 and under and meets on Thursdays.  The program is free to History Center members and $5 for non-members.  The history center has several other programs for children and adults. Don't forget that Yew Dell Botanical Gardens offers free admission starting in December until March 27th. A great event to check out this month on February 8th is the Chocolate Crawl in downtown LaGrange. Early bird tickets are only $10! 

March - Take your kids to see a show at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center!  These family-friendly shows are entertaining and you'll probably recognize some familiar faces and names on stage!  Many of the actors are local Oldham County children.  What a great way to introduce your children to theater and support local art!  Show admission is generally $10 for adults and $8 for children. Sometimes you can find a steal and see two shows for $7! Did you know there is a local community center that offers free activities for Oldham County residents? The LaGrange Community Center has programs for children and adults ranging from Teen Night, Family Craft Night, pickleball, fitness classes, fencing and more.

April - You know there are horses in Oldham County, but what about all of the other lovely animal encounters to be had?  Take a farm tour where you might run into some bison, alpaca, sheep or a racehorse!  We love the Harvest Moon Dairy Farm where groups can learn about a working dairy farm and have a chance to feed a baby calf.  Other favorites are the Bluebonnets & Bluegrass Alpaca Farm Tour in Crestwood and Woodland Farm in Goshen. Want some adult time?  Tour a working distillery or brewery in the county.

May - Ahhh...finally warmer weather!  Many outdoor concerts and movies start this month.  Find a FREE concert, movie or have your own outdoor family movie night at home.  FoxHollow Farm's Sunset Concert Series offers wide open spaces, hay bales to jump on and a variety of food trucks for concert goers to enjoy.  Admission is $10 (in advance) and FREE for children 12 and under. The Sauerbeck Family Drive-In usually starts showing movies around this time.  If so, support this local family by watching a double feature at their drive-in movie theater. We love their throwback nights where movie watchers can experience two older movies for only $10 a carload! We also hope to hear that the sprayground at Maples Park in Crestwood is finally open to enjoy!

June - The start of summer means more outdoor activities and festivals!  Arts on the Green is a neat festival showcasing artists' work.  The 2020 show will be held at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens. Read our review hereThe LaGrange Railroad Museum is also a fun place to check out.  Check out the museum and learn more about what they have to offer for families. Admission is free (donations are encouraged!) to the museum and they are open on Saturdays.  Families should also take advantage of the wonderful summer reading programs that the Oldham County Public Library starts around this time of year.  The programs are free, entertaining and educational.

July - One of the more popular events in Oldham County has to be Oldham County Day!  The special event is always the 3rd Saturday in July.  Families can enjoy a pancake breakfast, fun parade and entertainment on the Courthouse Square in Downtown LaGrange.  This event is a great way to show your pride in the county.  Read our review hereFamily Fun Day at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is always a favorite with the kids.  July in Kentucky is hot and a good hose down from the North Oldham Fire Department is perfect!  Raptors are inside and the inflatables and other fun are outside.  Another fun family activity in July is the Oldham County Family YMCA Mud Run.  They do a great job with the course and the price isn't too bad for this unique activity.

August - Love a good county fair?  If so, the Oldham County Fair is for you!  Admission is $12 and it includes unlimited rides on the fairway.  Families can watch FREE magic shows, pageants or spend a couple extra bucks on camels rides or at the petting zoo.  Read why we love the fair hereHidden Hollow Orchard is our closest apple orchard and usually has an opening date in mid-August.  Take the kids on a unique outing and go apple picking together.

September - Check out the LaGrange Farmers' Market and Artisans on the square in Downtown LaGrange!  Local produce, sweet treats, meat, coffee and more goods are to be found!  Take a walk down Main Street to visit more local shops and eateries. Explore one of Oldham County Parks this month.  September can bring mild mornings and evenings to take a great hike, play at a park or ride bikes.

October - Oldham County has no shortage of Fall Festivals and Halloween events.  If you're looking for treats, Boo Dell at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is the place to check out.  Trick-or-treat your way through the beautiful gardens, meet local fire heroes and see a magic show.  Admission is $5/person. Another great place to find treats and a not so scary haunted house is at the Haunted Hike at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve. Admission is $6/person and includes treats along the forest trail and a variety of other activities.  If you want to get some holiday shopping done early, check out the Arts & Craft Fair in Pewee Valley this month.

November - Are you all festival'd out?  Why not take a drive "down the hill" to Westport?  This small, quiet town is on the Ohio River where families can enjoy fall colors, Westport Park and a little down time together.  Knock on Wood Country Mercantile is a great place to visit for lunch or if it's a warm day, maybe a slice of some ice cream pie?

December - Schedules are packed, everyone is tired.  This month calls for some relaxing FREE entertainment.  We love to drive through the Ballardsville Church Living Nativity.  The kids love to see the animals and hear the Christmas story.  Free hot chocolate and cookies wait for everyone at the end.  Extend your night by driving around some of the neighborhoods nearby to look at Christmas lights.  Other great and free holiday events are Yule Log in Pewee Valley and Light Up LaGrange.
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Sunday, January 5, 2020

January Events in Oldham County

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RECURRING EVENTS:

FREE! Oldham County Public Library has several Story Times during the week at all 3 branches!
FREE! Bluegrass Jam Night at LaGrange Coffee Roasters Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
FREE! Creasey Mahan Nature Center Wednesday 1-4:00pm & Saturday 10am-2pm
FREE! LaGrange Railroad Museum is open every Saturday and Sunday, 10am-3pm
FREE! LaGrange Community Center YMCA has open gym, classes, games and more for Oldham County residents. Check their website and Facebook page for more information on free stuff to do.
FREE! Enjoy free admission to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood December 17-March 27
Power & Grace Gymnastics in Prospect Open Gym. Check their website for updated information.
All About Kids in Crestwood Open Gym & Swim. Check their website for updated information.
Everyone Can Paint in LaGrange has various paint sessions for all ages.
Kid's Dance Classes at Soiree in Crestwood on Tuesdays 6:30pm $5 per child, ages 5-18

JANUARY EVENTS:

1/6: FREE! South Crafty Kids Club at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 1 & 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/7: FREE! OCPL Teens Main Anime Club at the LaGrange Library, 5:30pm

1/8: FREE! SPARK at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/9: FREE! Take Care of Your Smile Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/9: FREE! Mahan Pokémon Jr at the Mahan Branch Library in Goshen, 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/9: FREE! OCPL Teens South Artists Block at the Crestwood Branch, 4:30-6pm

1/10: Parent's Night Out at the Oldham County Family YMCA in Buckner for ages 6 weeks - 4 years old, 5-9:30pm

1/10: Parent's Night Out at the Oldham County Family YMCA in Buckner for ages 4-12, 5-9:30pm

1/10: All About Kids Slumber Party in Crestwood 6:30pm-9am or 6:30pm-11pm

1/11: FREE! Princess vs. Ninja Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am. Sign ups online.

1/13: FREE! Words & Wiggles at St. Francis School in Goshen, 10-10:30am

1/13: FREE! South Shake & Bake Club at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 1 & 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/14: FREE! OCPL Teens Main Scoobathon 3 at the LaGrange Branch, 5:30-7pm

1/15: FREE! SPARK at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/15: FREE! Family Craft Night at the LaGrange Community Center, 6pm

1/15: FREE! Scamper Squad Family Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm.

1/16: FREE! Mahan Lego Club at the Mahan Branch Library in Goshen, 4pm.

1/18: FREE! Mahan Zentangle Workshop at the Mahan Branch Library in Goshen for ages 8 and up. Drop in from 1-3pm

1/18: Parent's Night Out at the Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect, 6-9:30pm

1/22: FREE! SPARK at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/22: FREE! Scamper Squad Family Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm.

1/22: FREE! OCPL Teens Mahan Anime Club at the Mahan Branch in Goshen, 5:30-7pm

1/22: Farmer and Foodie Cooking Class at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 6-8pm

1/23: FREE! Mahan Makers Club at the Mahan Branch Library in Goshen, 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/23: FREE! Dogman Afternoon at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/23: FREE! Garden Series: Plant These for the Birds and the Bees at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, 6:30-10pm

1/24 & 1/25: Father/Daughter Dance at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area), 6:30-8:30pm

1/25: Junior Ranger Program at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 10:30-11:30am

1/25: FREE! Preschool Open House at Bluebird Cottage School at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 2-4pm

1/25: FREE! OCPL Teens Main Gamer Gathering/Card Bored at the LaGrange Branch, 1-4pm

1/25: Youth Lock-in at the Oldham County Family YMCA in Buckner, 7pm-7am

1/27: FREE! South Sprouts Gardening Club at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 1 & 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/28: FREE! OCPL Teens Main Artist Block at the LaGrange Branch, 5:30-7pm

1/29: FREE! SPARK at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/29: FREE! Scamper Squad Family Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm.

1/30: FREE! Mahans Series Scooby Doo Celebration at the Mahan Branch Library in Goshen, 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/30: FREE! Kindness Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/30: Stars Hollow High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor in Buckner, 6:30-8:30pm
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Friday, December 13, 2019

Weekend Fun for Oldham County Families

Here are some fun ideas for December 13-15, 2019

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Friday: Third Turn is hosting their European Style Holiday Marketplace at the Oldham Gardens in Crestwood, 4-10pm. Shop, grab some food, listen to music and enjoy the market.

Saturday: There are still quite a few options left for grabbing a photo with Santa. One will be at Reardon's in Crestwood, 1-5pm


In the evening, check out the Living Nativity at Ballardsville Baptist Church in Crestwood, 6-8:30pm

Sunday: A Dickens Christmas Festival at the KY Renaissance Festival Grounds in Eminence. 12-6pm, Scenes from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Christmas caroling, photos with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, merchants selling wares, food and more! $10 tickets. Free admission for children 10 years and younger.



Many more Holiday Events this weekend here!

Check out the weekend fun in Louisville!

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Winter Break Camps

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Oldham County Schools 2019 Winter Break is December 23-January 6th.  Are you looking for a place for your kids to play and learn while you work, shop or get ready for the holidays?  Here are a few options around the area.

9am-5pm
December 30-January 3 & January 6 (closed on Jan. 1st)
$49/$98/$145/$189/$199 add $6 for early drop off & late pick up
Ages 4-14

Oldham County Family YMCA
Winter is Coming!
Week 1: December 23, 26 & 27
7am-6pm
$100 Members
$110 program members
Week 2: December 30 & 31 and January 2 & 3
7am-6pm
$110 Members
$130 program members
Open to ages 5-12

Zubrod Christmas Break Camp
December 30
10am-3pm
$90
Open to ages 5 and up.
Contact the stable for more information.

Sweetness
December 21
12-3pm
$60
Open to ages 5-12
Call Sweetness to reserve your child's spot.

More camps in Louisville here.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Children's Choir at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center

Does your child love music and singing? Sign up for auditions for next semester's Children's Choir.

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The Oldham County Children's Choir is holding auditions this month.  This group is for Elementary - Middle School children.  Learn more below.

Audition Information:

  • Auditions will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2019, 6-8pm at the OCS Arts Center. Even if your child is not available on this date, leave your information with the Arts Center so that another audition time can be set up.
  • Auditions are open for the Treble Choir (K-2nd), Concert Choir (3rd-5th) and Bel Canto Choir (6th-8th). 
  • Please call the OCS Arts Center at (502) 241-6018 to schedule a 5 minute audition. Children should be prepared to sing 1 minute of a favorite song (a cappella).

Children's Choir Information:
  • Choir is a 15 week semester for $135, plus a uniform fee and runs January-April.
  • Treble Choir (K-2nd) meets Thursdays 4:20-5:10pm 
  • Concert Choir (3rd-5th) meets Thursdays 5:10-6:00pm
  • Bel Canto Singers (6th-8th) meets Thursdays 6-6:50pm 

If you would like to hear the Children's Choir, they are performing on Thursday, December 12th at 7pm at the Arts Center.  Admission is free.

Oldham County Schools Arts Center, 7105 Floydsburg Rd., Crestwood, KY 40014
Facebook page here.
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Monday, December 9, 2019

Living Nativity at Ballardsville Baptist Church

Take a journey through Bethlehem at Ballardsville Baptist Church at their drive-thru Living Nativity. Each year, in December, the church hosts one night where the community is invited to experience the Christmas story in the comfort of their vehicles. 

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As you turn off Highway 53 and arrive at the church, you are greeted by Roman soldiers guiding traffic.  Look for the signs with instructions on which radio station to tune into to hear the Christmas story narrated over your vehicle's speakers.

On the right side of the parking lot, see if you can see the three wise men with their (real) camels making their way to Bethlehem.  You will also see shepherds in their field with their sheep.  Listen to the choir singing and take in the sights and sounds of the marketplace.  Look for the Inn and the "No Vacancy" sign toward the end of the marketplace.

 photo IMG_0866_zpsjwnd41es.jpgOn the outside of town, you will find Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus in the manger.  Outside is their donkey and above the manger is the bright star of Bethlehem guiding the three wise men. Keep driving to the church's carport for a treat for everyone in your car.  In the past, hot chocolate and cookies were passed out.  

Ballardsville Baptist Church does a wonderful job with this free community event.  Although the drive is only about five minutes from start to finish, you will get lost in the scenes around you.  The animals and actors depicting the Christmas story will make you feel like you're in Bethlehem.  The Living Nativity is a lovely and unique tradition for many Oldham County and surrounding area residents.

The 2019 Living Nativity is on Saturday, December 14th. 6-8:30pm
Ballardsville Baptist Church is located at 4300 South Highway 53 Crestwood, Ky 40014
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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

What to Do at Light Up LaGrange

LaGrange kicks off the holiday season each year with Light Up LaGrange and there's plenty to do for everyone.

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Light Up LaGrange is more than a lighting ceremony.  You can grab a picture with Santa or the Grinch, make a candy cane, visit an old train car or make some reindeer food.  Many of the events are free! The local stores and restaurants are open for shopping and meals, also. Or maybe you just want to take it easy and find a spot to sit on Main Street and take in all of the magical sights and sounds.  Whatever you choose to do, we hope your Light Up LaGrange experience is filled with wonder and tons of family fun!

We outlined the day for you and even included a map to help guide your Saturday in Downtown LaGrange.  To keep up with updates and the schedule for the day, make sure you follow the Facebook event here.


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2019 Information

Friday, 12/6

Southeast Christian Church in LaGrange is hosting a free community movie night to celebrate Light Up LaGrange.  They are showing a movie and will have complimentary pizza and popcorn.  The doors open at 5pm and pizza will be served then. The movie will begin at 6:30pm. Everyone is invited. Wear your pjs!

Saturday, 12/7

7-10am
Hometown Pizza 
All you can eat pancakes, sausage, bacon and drinks.  
$5 for adults, $4 for kids (cash or check only)
Hosted by LaGrange Elementary School PTA

9-11am
Oldham County History Center - Rob Morris Educational Building
Light breakfast, crafts, pictures with the Grinch and watch "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" movie.
$5 per person

B. Meet Santa
6:30-9pm
Dahlgreen Pioneer Barn
FREE!

3-9pm
See the model train displays and tour the dining car.

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3-6pm
Courthouse Lawn
FREE!

D. Lighting Ceremony & Santa's Arrival
6pm
Main Street
We hear Santa will arrive on a decorated firetruck along with a parade of old antique cars and trucks.

D. Music, Singing & Dancing & More
A variety of acts will perform and other activities will take place near the Courthouse Square during the day and evening.

3:30-8pm
LaGrange Community Center
Hot Chocolate also served throughout the evening!
FREE!

F. Candy Cane Making
3:30-9pm 
City Place
FREE! (There is a suggested $1 donation.)

F. Choir & Band Performances
4:30-7pm
City Place

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G. Spaghetti Dinner
5-8pm
LaGrange Christian Church
$8 adults, $5 children, free for children 3 and under

H. Live Nativity 
Dairy Queen
FREE!

Grab a gift, cup of coffee, ice cream, lunch or dinner at one of the great businesses in Downtown LaGrange.
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Monday, December 2, 2019

Crestwood Festival of Nativities

Chances are if you celebrate Christmas, you are familiar with the nativity scene and might even have one displayed in your home during this holiday season. The Church of Latter Day Saints in Crestwood hosts the annual event, Festival of Nativities, where the community is invited to visit and view 600 displays of nativities from around the world. 

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The room filled with nativities is beautifully decorated and set up by several volunteers.  The lights are dimmed and tabletops are adorned with winterscapes, white lights and unique nativities. Visitors will see traditional Nacimiento, a living nativity, porcelain, wooden, gingerbread and more varieties.

There is more to the event, too.  The Festival of Nativities has children's activities, live concerts each night performed by community choirs and musicians, family photo opportunities, cookies and nativity story tours.

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What began in 2009 as a way to help bring measure of the Christmas spirit to the community has turned into a tradition for many in Oldham County and the surrounding area.  Share the meaning of Christmas during one of the three days of the event.  It is free and open to everyone.

Church of Latter Day Saints is located at 6401 Westwind Way Crestwood, KY 40014

The 2019 schedule is:
Thursday, December 5th 6:30-9:00pm
Friday, December 6th 12-3pm for Assisted Living Community & 6:30-9:00pm
Saturday, December 7th 1-4pm & 6:30-9:00pm

(Festival Express Hours available on Friday, 12/6 12-3pm. This is open to seniors and the assisted living community that might need a less crowded environment. Please see the website for more details.)
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Nature of Christmas at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve

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Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is hosting a wonderful free community event on Saturday, December 7th.  The 16th Annual Nature of Christmas runs from 12-3pm and has a schedule filled with holiday fun.

Families can spend time together enjoying the nature preserve, activities inside the Nature Center and heated tent outside.

Some activities at the event include:
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Craft & vendor booths
Silent auction items
Marshmallow roasting (weather permitting)
Kid's crafts (12-1:30pm)
Face painting (12-1:30pm)
St. John UMC Bell Choir (12:30-1:15pm)
Santa & Mrs. Claus (1:30-3pm)

Free food will be available including chili, hotdogs and hot chocolate.  Desserts will be available provided by Papa Johns.

Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is located at 12501 Harmony Landing Road in Goshen.  Although the event is free (thanks to great sponsors), but donations are encouraged and appreciated. The rain date is December 14th.

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