Sunday, April 29, 2018

May Events in Oldham County

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As with any event, please make sure you check with the business or venue beforehand. Schedules are subject to change without Oldham Family Fun knowing. Do you know of a fun, family-friendly event in the Oldham County area? Let us know! Email: nicolle@louisvillefamilyfun.net

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Recurring Events:

Maker Mondays at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center 4:30-6pm $5
History Hounds at the Oldham County History Center Thursdays (5/10, 5/17, 5/25) 10am $5 for non-members.
Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood - check their website for class schedule.
Woodland Wee Folk Playdate Series at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood. (Registration is required and there is a class fee.) For ages birth-7. (Dates: 5/12, 5/26, and 6/9)
Bloody Murder Show at Little Colonel Players (Dates: 5/11, 5/12, 5/17, 5/18, 5/19 at 7:30pm and 5/13 & 5/20 at 2pm)
FREE! Bluegrass Jam Night at LaGrange Coffee Roasters Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
FREE! Creasey Mahan Nature Center NEW Hours! Wednesday & Saturday 10am-2pm
FREE! Story Time at The Nest at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Every Thursday 10-11am

May Events:

5/1: FREE! Make Your Own Derby Horse at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, (drop in) 10-11:30am

5/4: Parent's Night Out at the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner 5:00-10:00pm Ages 5-12 Facility Members $20 first child/$10 add’l child Community Members $30 first child/$20 add’l child.

5/5: Addie's Goods Crestwood Grand Opening 10am-2pm.

5/10: FREE! Oldham County Children's Choir Concert at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

5/10: Mother's Day High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor in Buckner, 6:30pm. $25 per person.

5/11: Mother's Day High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor in Buckner, 11am, 2pm. $25 per person.

5/11: Kids Nite Out at the LaGrange Community Center 6-8:30pm, $10. For ages 5-12

5/11: Mother/Son Dance at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area), $15 per couple. 6:30-8:30pm

5/11: Sunset Concert Series with Roanoke & The Family Secret at FoxHollow Farm in Crestwood
6-9pm $12 advance purchase/$16 at-the-door. FREE for children ages 3-12 if tickets purchased in advance/$5 at-the-door.

5/12: LaGrange Farmer's Market Opens on the Oldham County Courthouse Square, 8am-1pm
5/12: Mother's Day Create-a-Date Clay Workshop at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, $15 per participant, ages 4-adults. 10am-12pm

5/12: Mother's Day High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor in Buckner, 11am, 2:30pm. $25 per person.

5/12: Family Fun Sunday Hearth Cooking at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange $15 per person (includes food), 10:30am-1pm

5/12: FREE! Ford Drive 4UR School/Community Fundraiser at Oldham County High School in LaGrange (Buckner area), 9am-4pm

5/12: Mommy & Me Paint Party at Waxy Beans in Crestwood. Two times: 2-4pm & 4:30-6:30pm. $48 per 2 painters, each additional child will be $10 / all supplies included. Refreshments also provided.

5/12 & 5/13: FREE! Mother's Day Photos at Cabela's in Louisville (just outside the OC line), 12-5pm on Saturday, 12-4pm on Sunday.

5/13: FREE! Shakespeare in the Park in Pewee Valley, 6:30-8:30pm

5/13: Mother's Day High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor in Buckner, 1pm. $25 per person.

5/17: FREE! Woodsongs Coffee House at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area)

 photo CreaseyCountryFair banner for LFF 300x200_zpsm2ctbive.jpg 5/18: Creasey Country Fair at Safe Harbour Arena in Goshen. Advance tickets are $25/$30 at the door. 6-10pm

5/18: Misty Mountain String Band at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm, ticket fee.

5/18: All About Kids Slumber Party in Crestwood 6:30pm-9am $38 6:30pm-11pm $28 Ages 4-10 or Tween Lock-In 11-14

5/19: Down & Dirty Obstacle Mud Run at Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area), 9am, registration fee.

5/19: Children's Music Academy Free Class, 10am

5/19: Oldham County Prospect/Goshen Yard Sale: Sponsored by the Weil Team, 9am-4pm.

5/19: Parent's Night Out at the Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect 6-9:30pm Ages 3-12 Facility Members $22 first child/$20 per child if more than one Community Members: $31 first child/$33 per child if more than one.

5/19: Color Me Kind Fun Run in Prospect, 9am-1pm. Registration fee.

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5/20: 3rd Annual Codys Cause Event at Maples Park in Crestwood, 3-7pm

5/25: FREE! Trackside Tunes Summer Concert Series in Downtown LaGrange featuring Heath & Molly, 6:30-10pm

5/26: John W. Black Aquatic Center Opens for the season at noon, admission fee.

5/26: FREE! Cruisin with the Quads in Downtown LaGrange, 5-9pm

5/26: FREE! Norton Commons Music by the Water Concert with The Wulfe Bros & Soul Street in Prospect, 6:30pm

5/26: FREE! Pickin' On the Porch at Knock on Wood Country Mercantile with Tim Curtis in Westport, 6-9pm

5/26 & 5/27: FREE! Kid's Activities at Cabela's in Louisville (just outside the OC line), 11am-4pm

5/27: BATA Hike in Crestwood, 9am

5/27: South Oldham Fire 5k Run at the South Oldham Fire Department in Crestwood, 7pm. Registration fee.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hiking at Harrods Creek Park

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 photo a9d66e99-bbc7-4dbc-95cc-44d4c8e912e8_zpsmtcjb6qb.jpgSometimes our family needs to get out together for fresh air, exploring and a little exercise. We like to visit Harrods Creek Park in Prospect to do these things together. This wooded park offers visitors several hiking and walking trails to explore. Directions to the park can be found here and parking is available close to the trails in the Hunting Creek neighborhood.
There are four trails at the park identified by colors. The elevation ranges with each one and the terrain varies from grass, heavily wooded and dirt. Our family didn't find the trails difficult to walk. If you stick along the creek, you're less likely to find shaded areas as you are up in the woods. During the warmer months, the wooded trails have thicker brush and taller grasses, which can be a nuisance to sensitive skin. Just prepare ahead of time with appropriate attire.
There are several benches, swings and small wooden bridges along the trails. We enjoyed the swings that offered views over grassy fields and of Harrods Creek. There are several smaller benches closer to the creek where we saw families fishing together or just sitting enjoying the views. The wooden bridges allow you to cross over natural creeks; some are large with waterfalls and some smaller ones.
 photo trail_zpsnyhojklh.jpgFor those that like to enjoy their time floating down Harrods Creek, the park has a launch site to put in your kayak or canoe. One summer we rented kayaks from Nachand Canoe & Kayak and saw Harrods Creek Park from our kayaks. There are spots on the trails that lead to sandy beaches along the creek if you desire to explore the water life on land. Keep an eye out for wildlife like turtles basking in the sun on a log, deer and even snakes.
Our family generally spends about 1.5 hours in the park walking at a leisurely pace. Several distance markers and directional signs are along the trails. There is an interactive trail map online to help direct you also. We were able to always connect to the internet also if we wanted to see our location.
Harrods Creek Park is beautiful and a great gem just outside of the Oldham County line. It is a short drive from southern Oldham County. Enjoy the trails together as a family!
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Monday, April 16, 2018

Outdoor Concerts in or Near Oldham County

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Grab the family, the lawn chairs and snacks and check out some of these outdoor concerts scheduled!

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

4/27 Trackside Tunes Summer Concert Series with Vinyl Kings
LaGrange 208 E. Main Street
Monthly concerts on the last Friday of the month April through September.
6:30-10pm
FREE

5/11 Sunset Concert Series with Roanoke & The Family Secret
FoxHollow Farm in Crestwood
6-9pm
$12 advance purchase/$16 at-the-door. FREE for children ages 3-12 if tickets purchased in advance/$5 at-the-door.

5/26 Norton Commons Music by the Water Concert with The Wulfe Bros & Soul Street
Prospect
6:30pm
FREE

5/25 Trackside Tunes Summer Concert Series with Heath & Molly
LaGrange 208 E. Main Street
Monthly concerts on the last Friday of the month April through September.
6:30-10pm
FREE

5/26 Knock on Wood Country Mercantile
Westport
6-9pm
FREE

5/26 Smith Berry Winery Concert Series with Tymes Band
New Castle
6-9:30pm
$24.95 plus tax, includes dinner. Child Tickets (ages 4-10) are $10.95 + tax.

6/8 Sunset Concert Series with Zach Longoria Project & The Dive
FoxHollow Farm in Crestwood
6-9pm
$12 advance purchase/$16 at-the-door. FREE for children ages 3-12 if tickets purchased in advance/$5 at-the-door.

6/9 Smith Berry Winery Concert Series with Leo Night & Nobody'z Bizzness
New Castle
6-9:30pm
$24.95 plus tax, includes dinner. Child Tickets (ages 4-10) are $10.95 + tax.

6/23 Smith Berry Winery Concert Series with Decades
New Castle
6-9:30pm
$24.95 plus tax, includes dinner. Child Tickets (ages 4-10) are $10.95 + tax.

6/29 Trackside Tunes Summer Concert Series
LaGrange 208 E. Main Street
Monthly concerts on the last Friday of the month April through September.
6:30-10pm
FREE

6/30 Knock on Wood Country Mercantile
Westport
6-9pm
FREE

6/30 Norton Commons Music by the Water Concert with Jeni Carr & J.D. Shelbourne
Prospect
6:30pm
FREE

7/13 Sunset Concert Series with Yapa & Hey Hey Honey
FoxHollow Farm in Crestwood
6-9pm
$12 advance purchase/$16 at-the-door. FREE for children ages 3-12 if tickets purchased in advance/$5 at-the-door.

7/14 Smith Berry Winery Concert Series with Those Damn Torpedoes
New Castle
6-9:30pm
$24.95 plus tax, includes dinner. Child Tickets (ages 4-10) are $10.95 + tax.

7/27 Trackside Tunes Summer Concert Series
LaGrange 208 E. Main Street
Monthly concerts on the last Friday of the month April through September.
6:30-10pm
FREE

7/28 Smith Berry Winery Concert Series with TBA
New Castle
6-9:30pm
$24.95 plus tax, includes dinner. Child Tickets (ages 4-10) are $10.95 + tax.

7/28 Norton Commons Music by the Water Concert Jimmy G & the Sidewinders and Brutally Handsome
Prospect
6:30pm
FREE

7/28 Knock on Wood Country Mercantile
Westport
6-9pm
FREE

8/10 Sunset Concert Series with Bendigo Fletcher and Mark Charles Heidinger (formerly of Vandaveer)
FoxHollow Farm in Crestwood
6-9pm
$12 advance purchase/$16 at-the-door. FREE for children ages 3-12 if tickets purchased in advance/$5 at-the-door.

8/11 Smith Berry Winery Concert Series with TBA
New Castle
6-9:30pm
$24.95 plus tax, includes dinner. Child Tickets (ages 4-10) are $10.95 + tax.

8/25 Smith Berry Winery Concert Series with Lunar Beach House
New Castle
6-9:30pm
$24.95 plus tax, includes dinner. Child Tickets (ages 4-10) are $10.95 + tax.

8/25 Knock on Wood Country Mercantile
Westport
6-9pm
FREE

8/25 Norton Commons Music by the Water Concert with CMN Trio and Sail On
Prospect
6:30pm
FREE

8/31 Trackside Tunes Summer Concert Series
LaGrange 208 E. Main Street
Monthly concerts on the last Friday of the month April through September.
6:30-10pm
FREE

9/8 Smith Berry Winery Concert Series with Brutally Handsome
New Castle
6-9:30pm
$24.95 plus tax, includes dinner. Child Tickets (ages 4-10) are $10.95 + tax.

9/14 Sunset Concert Series with Brett Ratliff and The Local Honeys
FoxHollow Farm in Crestwood
6-9pm
$12 advance purchase/$16 at-the-door. FREE for children ages 3-12 if tickets purchased in advance/$5 at-the-door.

9/15 Norton Commons Music by the Water Concert with Church Street Revival and The Monarchs
Prospect
6:30pm
FREE

9/22 Smith Berry Winery Concert Series with Back 2 Mac
New Castle
6-9:30pm
$24.95 plus tax, includes dinner. Child Tickets (ages 4-10) are $10.95 + tax.

9/28 Trackside Tunes Summer Concert Series
LaGrange 208 E. Main Street
Monthly concerts on the last Friday of the month April through September.
6:30-10pm
FREE

9/29 Knock on Wood Country Mercantile
Westport
6-9pm
FREE

10/13 Smith Berry Winery Concert Series with From Paris
New Castle
6-9:30pm
$24.95 plus tax, includes dinner. Child Tickets (ages 4-10) are $10.95 + tax.

Pewee Valley Summer Concert Series 2018 TBA
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April SUNdays at the Parklands

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Last Spring, we visited The Parklands of Floyds Fork to learn more about the 2017 Solar Eclipse.  The Louisville Astronomical Society was set up at the park to educate families on how to properly view the sun.  April SUNdays in The Parklands is back again this year and there are a few Sundays left to participate in this free program.

April SUNdays in the Parklands is a fun program put on by the Louisville Astronomical Society. On Sundays in April, members of the Louisville Astronomical Society will be at different sections of The Parklands from 1-3pm.  Visitors can talk with a member of LAS, view the sun with one of their telescopes and learn about upcoming programs.

When we visited Beckley Creek Park in 2017, we learned how to make a shoe box solar viewer. We used the LAS telescope to view the sun that day and were told quick facts about it. Another neat viewing tool shown to us was a large piece of cork board with a piece of number 14 welder’s glass taped to it. The kids got a kick out of viewing the sun using all of the different instruments.

The Louisville Astronomical Society members are very passionate and love to educate everyone about the solar system.  We love seeing them set up at different areas of town and how patient and giving they are with their time and resources.  Definitely try to check out one of the remaining Sunday events and enjoy The Parklands as well.


April 22- Brown Forman Silo Center in Turkey Run Park
April 29- Cliffside Playground, Broad Run Park

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Swim Lessons in Oldham County, KY

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It's never too early to have your child learn about water safety or improve their swimming technique through swim lessons.  Here is a list of swim lessons available in Oldham County.  Do you know of other swim lessons available? Let us know, we'll add it to our list!

Oldham County YMCA in Buckner (indoor pool) - Swim lessons available to members and non-members.  Group and private lessons starting at age 6 months and up.  Lessons available mornings and evenings weekdays and Saturday mornings.  Check their website for lesson fee - various prices for different levels and lesson types.  Swim lessons also available at the Norton Commons YMCA (Prospect).

All About Kids Sports Center in Crestwood (indoor pool) - Group and private lessons available in mornings and evenings on weekdays and Saturday mornings.  Children 4-12 months receive FREE swim lessons.  Various rates for different levels.  Homeschool lessons available.

John W. Black Aquatic Center in LaGrange (outdoor pool) - Seasonal swim lessons available for all skill levels ages 3 and up.  Six lessons for $60.  Registration opens in May.

The Club at Paramont in Prospect (indoor pool) - Contact the clubhouse for swim lesson information.  Several swim instructors offer lessons throughout the year.

Oldham County Country Club in LaGrange (outdoor pool) - We have been told swim lessons are available at this facility. Contact this business directly for more information.


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