Thursday, November 15, 2018

Weekend Fun for Oldham County Families

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Here are some fun ideas for November 16-18

Saturday:  
Get your run on at the 360 Degree Chiropractic Turkey Trotter 5 miler. It starts at 8am at Wendell Morre Park. The course includes cross country trails, roads, and paved trails.Plenty of door prizes and a turkey for the overall winners! Sign up soon for a race t-shirt. Register here!

Nutcracker Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am, Sign up online.


Sunday: 

BIG Family Fun Day is on Sunday. It's all for charity and you get to have unlimited fun for just $10. And, it's indoors!!

Check out the weekend fun in Louisville!


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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Dining with Santa

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Are you looking for a unique dining experience for your kids this holiday season?  Try one of these Dining with Santa events around Oldham County!  

12/1: Breakfast with Santa with LaGrange Elementary School at Hometown Pizza in LaGrange, 7-10am. All you can eat pancakes, sausage and bacon. $5 for adults, $4 children.

12/1: Breakfast with the Grinch at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 9-11am, $5

12/1: Donuts with Santa at Harmony Elementary School in Goshen , 9am-12pm.

12/8: Pancake Breakfast with Santa at Ballardsville Fire Station, 8:30-11:30am. $5 for all you can eat pancakes. Santa on site for free picture until 11am.

12/8: Breakfast with Santa with Oldham County Parks & Rec at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area) 8-11am

12/9: Breakfast with Santa at Martini Italian Bistro at the Paddock Shops (Louisville), 9am & 9:30am. Enjoy a breakfast buffet and visit to your table by Santa. $17.95 adults, $6.95 children 12 and under. Reservations only.

12/13: Snow Queen Tea Party at Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner, 6:30pm. Reservations required.

12/14: Santa at Gustavo's Mexican Restaurant in Crestwood, 6-9pm

12/15: Santa at Gustavo's Mexican Restaurant in LaGrange, 6-9pm

12/16: Breakfast with Santa at Martini Italian Bistro at the Paddock Shops (Louisville), 9am & 9:30am. Enjoy a breakfast buffet and visit to your table by Santa. $17.95 adults, $6.95 children 12 and under. Reservations only.

12/21: Santa at Gustavo's Mexican Restaurant in Prospect, 6-9pm

12/22: Santa at Gustavo's Mexican Restaurant in Crestwood, 6-9pm
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Monday, November 12, 2018

New pediatrician option in Crestwood and south Oldham County


Dr. Mattingly Crestwood pediatrician


A working mom herself, Dr. Mattingly brings crazy socks and a passion for children to Oldham County’s newest pediatrician office

When AprilR. Mattingly, M.D., walked into her pediatrics rotation as a medical student at the University of Louisville, she knew she belonged.

“There was nothing else I wanted to do,” said Dr. Mattingly, who is raising two young children of her own. “It’s such an optimistic place to be. Kids make work fun.”

As the newest pediatrician in Crestwood, Kentucky, in Oldham County, Dr. Mattingly brings her crazy socks and supply of stickers along to make her young patients laugh.

She recalls one of her first patients, a young boy who needed a strep test but was fighting the throat swab with everything he had. She was able to get the sample but hated to see him upset.

She returned with the results a short time later. He greeted her with a smile and a picture he’d drawn for her.

“You’re like Spiderman,” the young patient said, “because you’re cool.”
Dr. Mattingly Crestwood pediatrician
“Here I was feeling so worried about him and he was just so resilient,” Dr. Mattingly said. “At least the swab was not in vain — he did have strep throat.”

A working mom

Dr. Mattingly is now practicing at the newly opened Norton Children’s Medical Associates – Crestwood office between Walmart and the South Oldham schools’ campus on Highway 329 near Interstate 71.

As a working mom, she understands the scheduling demands on today’s families.

Both her children — daughter, Gabbi, age 7, and son, Ben, age 4 — have had medical issues of their own. When parents come to her with a problem, she is ready to listen and help.

“I can relate to being that parent in the hospital,” Dr. Mattingly said. “My kids have had their share of trials, so I always tell parents there are no stupid questions. I have been there.”


Tackling childhood obesity
In her spare time, Dr. Mattingly is learning to crochet (putting dinosaur spikes on her son’s crocheted hat). She also loves to volunteer at her kids’ schools and Northeast Christian Church, where she is a member.

Her obsession, however, is with tackling obesity in children. Earlier in her career, she worked for a company that helped children manage their weight to avoid medical complications. She worked with a dietitian, a psychologist and an exercise physiologist to help children and parents focus on diet and food planning, physical activity and supporting each other emotionally.

Dr. Mattingly understands how hard it can be to make healthy food choices over cheaper, convenient and less healthy ones. She still loves to educate and support parents and children on choosing better foods and keeping everyone healthy.

“It takes an extra effort, but we have a generation of kids that won’t live as long if we don’t start making better choices now,” she said. “Prevention is key.”
A big part of that prevention is as simple as getting regular checkups with a pediatrician.
“The best part is watching them grow — babies especially,” Dr. Mattingly said. “It’s all just fun!”

Norton Children’s Medical Associates – Crestwood
Close to home and school in south Oldham County.

6411 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Suite 200
Crestwood, KY 40014
Call (502) 394-6555
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Friday, November 9, 2018

Free Pictures with Santa Claus

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It's about to get B-U-S-Y!  So, why not go ahead and check off "Visit with Santa" from your holiday to-do list?  Here are a few opportunities (in and around Oldham County) to snap a FREE photo of your child with the BIG GUY!

These events offer FREE admission and FREE photo opportunities with Santa - be sure to pack your camera!

Starting 11/10-12/24: Photos with Santa
Cabela's in Louisville
See their website for a schedule.

11/23-12/24: Charlestown's Christmas City
Charlestown, Indiana
Visit with Santa on Thurs-Sat 6-9pm

12/1: Holiday Brite Nite Lighting Ceremony
Paddock Shops in Louisville
5-8pm. Santa arriving at 7pm
FREE carriage rides with Santa every Saturday and Sunday thru 12/23, 12-4pm

12/1: 15th Annual Nature of Christmas in Goshen
Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen
12-3pm

Courthouse Square in downtown LaGrange
4-9pm
Santa will be at different activities/locations during the event, but will be at the Gazebo 6:30-9pm for meet and greets.

12/1 & 12/8: Pictures with Santa
Reardon's Fruit Market and Garden Center in Crestwood
First two Saturdays in December, times 1-5pm

12/2: Yule Log
Town Square in Pewee Valley
5:30-7:30pm

Waiting on 2019 Information.

12/TBA: Fill the Cop Car
Event at the LaGrange Police Department. Fill the cop car with holiday donations, visit with Santa and have a donut!
10am-2pm - TBA

12/TBA: Pictures with Santa
Crestwood Animal Hospital
10am-2pm - TBA

More events (that require an admission fee) to see Santa HERE.

Know of any Santa sightings coming up soon?  Let us know! Nicolle@louisvillefamilyfun.net
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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Best List of Holiday Events in and Around Oldham County

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It's the most wonderful time of the year!  And wow, look at all of these holiday events in Oldham County and the surrounding area!  There are so many options for families to enjoy this holiday season together!  Get your calendar out - you're going to need it!

We will continue to update this list as more events are announced!

Read Also: Louisville Family Fun: Best List of Holiday & Christmas Events

NOVEMBER

11/5: MOPS Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair at Saint John United Methodist Church in Prospect 6:30-9pm

11/6: Pack Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child at Real Family Church in LaGrange, 6:30-8:30pm

11/9: Belknap Event Center Holiday Bazaar in Prospect, 9am-4pm

11/9: Tiny Holiday Cards Workshop at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood, 6-9pm. Registration fee.

11/9-10: Share Hope Christmas Kick-off at Addie's Goods in Crestwood, 6-9pm on Friday and 10am-11pm on Saturday.

11/10: Holiday Vendor Fair at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area), 10am-3pm

11/10: FREE! Santa's Wonderland: Arrival & Kick Off at Cabela's in Louisville, 5pm Events at the store daily until 12/24.  Check their website for a schedule.

11/17: 360 DC Turkey Trotter 5 mile run/4k walk at Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area), 8am

11/17: Knock on Wood Christmas Open House in Westport, 10am-5pm

11/17: Crestwood Civic Club Holiday Home Tour, 10am-2:30pm, Ticket fee.

11/17: FREE! Nutcracker Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am, Sign up online.

11/23: FREE! Charlestown's Christmas City in Charlestown, Indiana starts this day. Kick off at 6:30pm, lights come on at 7pm. (There is a fee for some activities, but the light show is free.)

11/23-25: Yuletide at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 4:30-7:30pm

11/24: Colonial Williamsburg Centerpiece Workshop at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 1-3pm. $15 members/$20 non-members, reservations required.

11/24: Shop Small Saturday - Support our small businesses this day!

11/26: FREE! Come Sew with Us: Flip'n'Sew Stockings & Fold'n'Stitch Wreaths at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension in LaGrange (Buckner area), 3-8pm

11/30: Yuletide at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 4:30-7:30pm

DECEMBER

FREE! Carriage Rides with Santa at the Paddock Shops in Louisville every Saturday and Sunday during the holiday season 12/2-12/23, 12-4pm

FREE!* Charlestown's Christmas City in Charlestown, Indiana. Some activities have an admission fee.

FREE! Cabela's in Louisville has holiday activities at the store daily until 12/24. Check their website for a schedule.

Letters to Santa with Live in Oldham County 208 Parker Drive, Ste 2A, LaGrange, KY 40031

12/1-15: Letters from Santa with Oldham County Parks & Rec at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange. Form here.

12/1: FREE! Holiday Brite Nite at the Paddock Shops in Louisville. 5-8pm. Santa arriving at 7pm, FREE carriage rides with Santa 12/2-12/23 on Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4pm

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12/1: Breakfast with Santa with LaGrange Elementary School at Hometown Pizza in LaGrange, 7-10am. All you can eat pancakes, sausage and bacon. $5 for adults, $4 children.

12/1: Holiday Wreath Making Class at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 3 different class times, class fee.

12/1: FREE! Light Up LaGrange on the Courthouse Square in downtown LaGrange, 3-9pm, lighting ceremony at 6pm.

12/1: Breakfast with the Grinch at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 9-11am, $5

12/1: Donuts with Santa at Harmony Elementary School in Goshen , 9am-12pm.

12/1: FREE! Pictures with Santa at Reardon's in Crestwood, 1-5pm

12/1: Holiday Clay for ages 5-14 at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood, 11am-1pm. Class fee includes all supplies and firing.

12/1: Ornament Clay Workshop at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood. 10am, $15 per person.

12/1: Children’s Workshop at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange. Children can make their own ornaments. $5 per child, 1-3pm.

12/1: FREE: A Night in Bethlehem a drive-thru live nativity experience at Shelbyville First Baptist Church, 6-8pm

12/1-2: Picture Your Pet with Santa at the Feeders Supply in LaGrange, benefiting the Oldham County Humane Society. Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm

12/1-2: Yuletide at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 4:30-7:30pm

12/1-2: A Dickens Christmas Festival at the KY Renaissance Festival Grounds in Eminence. 12-6pm, (also 12/8-9) 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.

12/2: Family Fun Sundays: Handmade Christmas Cards & Hot Apple Cider at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 1-3pm. Cost.

12/2: FREE! Yule Log in Pewee Valley at the Town Square, 5:30-7:30pm. Visit with Santa Clause, chili, bonfire and caroling.

12/2: Holiday Melodies and Sweets To-Go with the Louisville Chorus at Gingerwoods in Prospect, 3pm. $23 for adults, $20 for seniors and $5 for students.

12/4: FREE! Holiday Open House at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange. Drop in for a special showing of MadCap Puppets Christmas Carol production, music, craft fair, refreshments and family fun. 6-8pm

12/6: FREE! Oldham County Children's Choir Winter Performance at the OCS Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

12/6-8: FREE! Crestwood Festival of Nativities at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 6401 Westwind Way. Completely free community event to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Children's craft, treat room, musical concerts, photo booth, nativity art tours, living nativity, nativity story readings, community coat drive and over 500 nativities from around the globe. Thursday 6:30-9pm, Friday 12-3pm and 6:30-9pm, Saturday 6:30-9pm.

12/8: FREE! Pictures with Santa at Reardon's in Crestwood, 1-5pm

12/8: Holiday Clay for ages 5-14 at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood, 11am-1pm. Class fee includes all supplies and firing.

12/8: FREE! Holiday Open House and Studio Sale at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood, 3-8pm

12/8: Colonial Williamsburg Wreath Making Workshop I for adults at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange. $25 members/$30 non-members. Wreath forms and greenery provided. Bring your own gloves, wire cutters and glue guns, if preferred. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, 1-3pm

12/8: Crafted Holiday Open House at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 9am-2pm


12/8: FREE! Living Nativity at Ballardsville Baptist Church in Crestwood, 6-8:30pm

12/8: Breakfast with Santa with Oldham County Parks & Rec at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area) 8-11am

12/8-9: Picture Your Pet with Santa at the Feeders Supply in LaGrange, benefiting the Oldham County Humane Society. Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm

12/8-9: 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.

12/9: Colonial Williamsburg Wreath Making Workshop II for adults at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange. $25 members/$30 non-members. Wreath forms and greenery provided. Bring your own gloves, wire cutters and glue guns, if preferred. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, 1-3pm

12/13: Snow Queen Tea Party at Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner, 6:30pm. Reservations required.

12/14: OCPT's Friends and Family Christmas at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 6:30pm

12/14: Santa at Gustavo's Mexican Restaurant in Crestwood, 6-9pm

12/14 & 15: Christkindlmarkt at 3rd Turn Oldham Gardens in Crestwood

12/15: Santa at Gustavo's Mexican Restaurant in LaGrange, 6-9pm

12/20: Christmas High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner, 6:30pm. Reservations required.

12/20-22: "White Christmas" at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm.

12/21: Santa at Gustavo's Mexican Restaurant in Prospect, 6-9pm

12/22: 12 K's of Christmas at LaGrange Baptist Church. 6K Run/Walk or 12K Run. 9am, Registration fee.

12/22: Santa at Gustavo's Mexican Restaurant in Crestwood, 6-9pm

Waiting on 2018 Information:
Pictures with Santa at Crestwood Animal Hospital
Candlelight Christmas High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor and Boutique in Buckner
Community Holiday Party with Oldham Chamber at City Place in LaGrange.
Snow Queen Tea Party at Sisters Tea Parlor and Boutique in Buckner
Fill the Cop Car event at the LaGrange Police Department. Fill the cop car with holiday donations, visit with Santa and have a donut!
Christmas Cookies, Coffee & Carols at Covenant United Methodist Church in LaGrange.
Cookies with Santa at the YMCA at Norton Commons in Prospect (Louisville)
Christmas Concert at the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner
Crestwood United Methodist Church Preschool Cookie Walk & Silent Auction

Do you know of another Holiday Event in or around Oldham County? Let us know so we can add it to our list! Email: nicolle@louisvillefamilyfun.net
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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Have a Holiday Event?

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"Best List of Holiday Events" Coming Soon!

Have an event or festival you want to share with our readers?  There are over 50 holiday events in the Oldham County area already and the list will continue to grow!  Don't get lost in the shuffle!  Great opportunity for your event or small businesses to be seen by thousands of readers!

We also have affordable advertising!  Email us for information! stephanie@louisvillefamilyfun.net
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

November Events in Oldham County

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Sponsored by:
  Eberle Orthodontics

RECURRING EVENTS:
FREE! Oldham County Public Library has various story times and other programs at their 3 locations.
FREE! Bluegrass Jam Night at LaGrange Coffee Roasters Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
FREE! Creasey Mahan Nature Center Wednesday & Saturday 10am-2pm
FREE! LaGrange Railroad Museum is open every Saturday, 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! Storytime at the Nest at St. Aloysius Catholic School in Pewee Valley 10am every Wednesday.
History Hounds at the Oldham County History Center, Thursdays 10am (11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29), $5
Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood Preschool Family Art Classes offered on Thursday and Saturday each week.
Power & Grace Gymnastics in Prospect Open Gym Sundays 5-5:50pm and Wednesdays & Thursdays 10-10:50am
Hounds on the Ground at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood Sundays (11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25) 12-4pm

NOVEMBER EVENTS:

11/2: CANstruction Oldham County 1st Annual Competition at City Place in LaGrange, 5-8pm

11/2: Parent's Night Out at the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner, 5-10pm

11/3: Thrive Forest School Family Hike at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, 10am-11:30pm. $10 per family, free for Creasey Mahan Members.

11/3: FREE! Young Adult Gamer Event at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 1-4pm

11/3: Ballardsville Baptist Church Craft Fair in Crestwood, 9am-2pm

11/3: Covenant UMC Holiday Bazaar in LaGrange, 10am-1pm

11/3: Christmas Bazaar at LaGrange Assembly of God Church, 9am-3pm

11/3-4: Colonial Christmas Market at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 10-4pm and 12-4pm

11/3-4: FREE! Find Peace in the Gardens at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood.  Free admission on Saturday and Sunday. 10am-4pm and 12-4pm

11/5: MOPS Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair at Saint John United Methodist Church in Prospect 6:30-9pm

11/6: FREE! Words & Wiggles at St. Francis School in Goshen, 10:30-11:30am

11/6: Pack Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child at Real Family Church in LaGrange, 6:30-8:30pm

11/6: FREE! Movie Day: Incredibles 2 at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 3pm

11/7: FREE! Lego Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm, sign up online.

11/8-10: A Wrinkle in Time at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm, $13/$7 ticket fee.

11/9: Belknap Event Center Holiday Bazaar in Prospect, 9am-4pm

11/9: FREE! Interactive Oregon Trail at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 7-9pm. Sign up online.

11/9: Kids Night Out at the LaGrange Community Center, for ages 5-12, $10, 6-8:30pm

11/9: Tiny Holiday Cards Workshop at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood, 6-9pm. Registration fee.

11/9: Sewing 101 at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood, 7-9:30pm. Registraton fee.

11/9-10: Share Hope Christmas Kick-off at Addie's Goods in Crestwood, 6-9pm on Friday and 10am-11pm on Saturday.
11/10: Chili Cook-off at the South Oldham Fire Department in Crestwood, 12-3pm

11/10: Immaculate Conception Fall Festival in LaGrange, 2-7:30pm

11/10: Thanksgiving Clay Workshop at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 1:30-3:30pm, $15 per participant.

11/10: Holiday Vendor Fair at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area), 10am-3pm

11/10-11: Oldham Arts on City Place in LaGrange, 10am-5pm and 11am-4pm

11/11: Special Veteran's Day Program at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 1-2pm, $5

11/14: FREE! Kindness Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign up online.

11/15-17: Singin in the Rain at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm. $13/$7 tickets.

11/16: All About Kids Slumber Party in Crestwood 6:30pm-9am $38 6:30pm-11pm $28 Ages 4-10 or Tween Lock-In 11-14

11/17: Knock on Wood Christmas Open House in Westport, 10am-5pm

11/17: Crestwood Civic Club Holiday Home Tour, 10am-2:30pm, Ticket fee.

11/17: 360 DC Turkey Trotter 5 mile run/4k walk at Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area), 8am

11/17: FREE! Nutcracker Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am, Sign up online.

11/17: FREE! Open Game Day at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange.

11/17: Parent's Night Out at the Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect, 6-9:30pm

11/18: Harrods Creek Trail Bash 5k/10k at Harrods Creek Park in Prospect, 9am

 photo lazer blaze_zpsw1xdv3l4.jpg11/18: BIG Family Fun Day at Lazer Blaze in Louisville, 12:30-4:30pm, $10 per person covers unlimited lazer tag, bumper cars and mini golf. Several arcade games will be set to play for free and there will be party rooms with activities set up.


11/23-25: Yuletide at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 4:30-7:30pm

11/24: Colonial Williamsburg Centerpiece Workshop at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 1-3pm. $15 members/$20 non-members, reservations required.

11/24: Shop Small Saturday - Support our small businesses this day!

11/26: FREE! Come Sew with Us: Flip'n'Sew Stockings & Fold'n'Stitch Wreaths at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension in LaGrange (Buckner area), 3-8pm

11/28: FREE! Pokémon Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign up online.

11/29: FREE! Movie Night for Adults at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange. They are showing Crazy Rich Asians at 6pm.

11/29: Family Movie Night & Dinner at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 5:30pm. Tickets required $20 for adults and $12 for children. They are showing Toy Story .

Do you know of another November Event? Please share it with us! Add it to our free calendar here!
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Exploring Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood

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Chances are you probably have been to Foxhollow Farm during one of their special events they host during the year.  My family loves the outdoor concerts starting in May and the Fall Festival in October.  This Fall, we decided to explore the farm on a pretty day during the week.

 photo nature trail_zpsxa3kffh2.jpgTo our surprise, there was a lot to see and do.  Foxhollow is a working farm, so there were tractors bustling around during our visit.  We packed a lunch and ate at one of the picnic tables near the great lawn where concerts are usually held.  The kids played on the haystacks that are a token at Foxhollow.  I wish I would have packed a soccer ball or even a kite because the open fields were perfect for running and playing.

Near the concert field there were a few chicken coops, a field of pick your own flowers and the vegetable store.  We explored past the flowers and vegetables and made our way to the Stone Circle and Labyrinth.  It is a short walk on a half paved/gravel road.  Once at the stones, the kids enjoyed running around them, taking photos and looking at the different carvings.  There are a few benches located around the stones also.

From the stone carvings, we made your way through the woods on Foxhollow's Nature Trail.  It is quite pretty this time of year because of the leaves changing colors.  There is a small pond along the trail and it ends at the concert field where we ate our picnic.

 photo stone circle_zpspqtg9xvh.jpgWe continued to explore the farm grounds and made our way to the pumpkin patch and corn maze.  On the way to the patch we found a small play structure and the kids enjoyed swinging and climbing.  Surprisingly, the pumpkin patch had several pumpkins still left to pick.  There is a box to put your cash in for payment for the pumpkins you pick.  They are priced at $5 a piece.  The corn maze is right next to the field and was fun to make our way through as well.

We really enjoyed visiting Foxhollow Farm during a weekday and non-special event time.  There's plenty of parking and indoor restrooms for visitors to use.  There is a farm store if you want to purchase meat or vegetables.  We were able to see several of the vegetable gardens and we were impressed with the harvest to be found in them!  If you can't make it out to one of Foxhollow's special events, be sure to go check it out on a free day with your family soon!

Foxhollow Farm is located at 8905 Highway 329, Crestwood, KY 40014
We advise contacting the farm ahead of your visit.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Cheap Fall Break Fun!

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Here are some cheap or FREE ways to enjoy Fall Break in Oldham County and around the area!

Students are off of school October 19-28, 2018

HALLOWEEN EVENTS:
Check out our full list here.
Louisville events here.

FALL FESTIVALS:
Check out our full list here.
Louisville events here.

FARMS/ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS:
Foxhollow Farm
Explore this lovely Crestwood farm over Fall Break. Learn more here.

Mulberry Orchard
Located in Shelbyville
Harvest Festival running on the weekends through October 28th. Pumpkin patch, farm playground, corn maze, food and more!

Gallrein Farms
Located in Shelbyville
Several activities available only on the weekends, but if you want cheap fall fun, go during the week where you can visit the farm animals, play on the hay pyramid and enjoy a hayride to the pumpkin patch for less money.

Henry's Ark
Visit this little gem petting zoo in Prospect.  Don't forget to bring a donation for their revitalization project!  Also, remember they are closed on Mondays and you cannot feed the animals.
FREE (bring a donation!)

Salato Wildlife Education Center
Just a short drive to Frankfort.  Learn about Kentucky native animals!
Children ages 5-18 $3, Adults $5
Closed on Sunday & Monday.  Check out their Halloween event too!

ARTS & CRAFTS:
Cailin Art Studio
Check their Facebook page and website for updates on their studio events and hours. Fall Break camps for different ages also available.

Whet Your Palette
This fun paint studio in Anchorage has drop in painting hours and 1/2 off Tuesdays!  Check out their website for a full schedule!

Speed Art Museum
Free admission on Sundays.

KMAC
Family Fun Day every Saturday.  Join KMAC educators for a FREE day of family art making for all ages! Tour KMAC's new exhibition, explore Art Ideas in Studio 715, and make art projects in the Education Studio.
FREE admission always
11am-3pm

PARKS:
Wednesday Wonders
The Parklands of Floyds Fork (two different times/locations in the park)
Wednesday, October 24th
Explore a new science wonder with a story and related science experiment. Recommended for children ages 7 and under.
$5 per person (children & adults)

Junior Explorers
The Parklands of Floyds Fork
Saturday, October 20th
Recommended for children 5-12.
$5 per person (children & adults)
10am-12pm

Wilderness Louisville Forest Adventures
Jefferson Memorial Forest
Saturday, October 20th
Forest staff and volunteers will introduce visitors to their native plant gardens and animal exhibits. Activities for children will be provided in the Nature Explore area. Climb the 52-ft Alpine Tower, try your hand at archery or fish on Mitchell Hill Lake. Free pumpkins, pumpkin decorating, and hay rides.
FREE
9:00am-2:00pm

ColorFest
Bernheim Forest
Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st
Celebrate the fall season at ColorFest – a family favorite! Visitors can slingshot pumpkins, naviagate the hay maze, make mud pies, and enjoy a hayride in the splendor of Bernheim’s colorful landscape. Other highlights include live music, hands-on nature activities, unique local foods, Kentucky arts and craft vendors, and more.
$10 per carload
10am-5pm

Josephine Sculpture Park
Located in Frankfort, this park is open 365 days and is always free.  Participate in the several scavenger hunts, look at the many sculptures on the grounds, have a picnic and enjoy the beautiful park.
FREE

Clifty Falls State Park
Located about an hour away in Madison, Indiana, this park has several trails to walk, playgrounds, a lodge for dining and beautiful waterfalls.  Check out the walking trail along the Ohio River and Main Street in Madison while you're visiting.

Check out an Oldham County Park, picnic at Lake Jericho (boat and kayak rentals available) or visit a Hiking or Walking Trail!

MOVIES:
Village 8 Movie Theater
Watch a movie for as cheap as $2!

Iroquois Ampitheater
Watch a free Halloween themed movie on Monday night.  Shows start at 7pm.  Hocus Pocus is showing on Monday, 10/22

Outdoor Movie Night at Home
Learn more here.

INDOOR:
All About Kids Sports Center
Open gym/swim for 18 years and younger. Fall break camp also available.

Oldham County Family YMCA
The YMCA is offering Youth Performance Training for children ages 8-15. Dates are October 25th (6pm) and 27th (11am) and the cost is $5. Sign up at the YMCA.

Oldham County Public Library
They have several activities to choose from during Fall Break.  Read a book, play a board game or check out one of their special events.  Scooby Doo Day & a special story time with Bruce the Bear are a couple of the events scheduled during Fall Break.

LaGrange Community Center
Open gym, board games, indoor walking track available for Oldham County residents to use for free! Facebook page here.

House of Boom
Grab some friends and get a group discount rate!

Main Event
Monday Night Madness for $10.95 per person for unlimited arcade or activities. 4pm-close. They have other specials - check out their website for details.

Renaissance Fun Park
Fall Special: 3 attractions for $15.  See their website for other weekly specials.

CAMPS:
Maybe you need a break from all the kid fun or a place for the kids to play while you work or play yourself?  Check out these Fall Break camps here.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fall Break Camps

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Looking for a fun place for your kids to hang out, learn, be active and more during Fall Break?  Here are a few options in and around Oldham County.

Cailin Art Studio 
7910 Floydsburg Rd, Crestwood
502-249-3605
Various camps available, check their website for details.
Facebook here.

6400 Crestwood Station, Crestwood
502-365-1386
October 22-25
9am-5pm (Early drop off and late pick up available.)
Facebook here

Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance
6015 Timber Ridge Drive, Prospect
502-434-7575
October 22-26
8:30am-4pm
Facebook here

KaZoing
3600 Chamberlain Lane Suite 218, Louisville
502-412-1500
October 22-26
Facebook here.
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Monday, October 15, 2018

Pilates Fit Studio in Crestwood

Pilates studio expands options in Crestwood. Their open house will featured specials and giveaways.

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Have you been wanting to try Pilates? Come with a friend to Pilates Fit Studio Open House and discover what it's all about.

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 photo 0046_zpssvuh6wdl.jpgWhen: Oct 20th, 8am - 11am
Where: 7109 W. Hwy 22. Crestwood, KY 40014
Duet Sessions: $30 each; Small Group Classes: $20 each.
Intro Specials, Refreshments, & Snacks. We will also have GIVEAWAYS and Chair Massages.
Sign up today to reserve your spot!

Click here to learn more about the studio and specials here:  https://www.ericawalterspilates.com/specials/
Have questions? Call 502-797-5068

Pilates Fit Studio is Crestwood’s studio for Classical Pilates training. The studio is locally owned, fully equipped, and an Education Facility for The Pilates Center of Boulder. Our team of instructors are comprehensively certified and knowledgeable in the Authentic Method of Pilates.


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Come by the open house to learn more!
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Monday, October 8, 2018

LaGrange Halloween MAINia

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 photo eli walking out_zpsv8kogwev.jpgHalloween MAINia is a fun, family-friendly event held in October in Downtown LaGrange. The 2018 date is Saturday, October 27th 11am-3pm.

Families are invited to dress up in their best Halloween costumes and get treats from several of the participating area businesses.  Look for the orange pumpkin signs in the store windows, walk inside and collect treats.  Visit the tents set up outside also.  The Oldham County Public Library sets up along Main Street and has fun games to play and book characters.  There are other fun activity booths set up outside, too.

There is a costume contest beginning at 1pm.  The event organizers encourage you to register for the contest early.  It's a lot of fun to see the different costumes.  Make sure you take time to either enter the contest or watch the contenders.  There is a costume contest for your pets, too!

 photo barber shop_zpshcejndzq.jpgMy kids loved the Candy Swap Shop last year.  The Candy Swap Shop is set up inside Rainy Day Resale and is a place for children to swap their candy for different toys and trinkets.  This is great for children that might have some dietary restrictions.

If you're looking to extend your Halloween fun, downtown LaGrange also has ghost tours scheduled during October. The Spirits of LaGrange Ghost tours are recommended for children over the age of 12 and tickets can be purchased online.

Grab a cup of coffee at LaGrange Coffee Roasters and enjoy your time on Main Street.  Browse the merchandise and grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants.  Halloween MAINia is a great way to support Oldham County businesses and celebrate Halloween with your family and friends.

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