Monday, January 21, 2019

Valentine's Day Fun in Oldham County


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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!

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

2/8 Cartwheels & Creations
Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance in Prospect
Valentine's Day Themed
5-8pm
$20

2/8 Father/Daughter Dance
Crestwood United Methodist Church
6:00-8:00pm
Free, but a love offering is appreciated!
Call the church to RSVP (502) 241-8984

2/9 Valentine’s Day Clay Workshop
Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood
10am-12pm
Ages 5-Adult
$15 per participant

2/9 Handmade Valentine Workshop
Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood
11am-1pm
Ages 5-11
$45

Downtown LaGrange on Main Street
11:00am-4:00pm
$10 per ticket until February 1st.

2/11 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.

Third Turn Oldham Gardens in Crestwood
6pm & 8pm
$40 per person. 21 and over.

Located at Third Turn in Crestwood
6-10pm
$65 per couple. 

Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood
7-9:15pm
$95 per couple.

2/23 For the Love of Music
St. James Episcopal Church in Pewee Valley
6-9pm

Looking for childcare options so you can celebrate alone?

2/1 Parent's 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.

2/8 All About Kids Slumber Party
Crestwood
6:30pm-9am $38
6:30pm-11pm $28
Ages 4-15

2/16 Parent's Night Out
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: $33 first child/$31 per child if more than one
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Friday, January 18, 2019

Weekend Fun for Oldham County Families

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Here are some fun ideas for January 18-20

Friday: 
The kids are out of school and today is probably the only day you might be able to squeeze in some outdoor fun.  Put on your rain gear and explore Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve or Yew Dell Botanical Gardens. Both have free entry.

In the evening, try something new and different at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood.  They are hosting a Girls Night Out Resin Jewelry class 7-9:15pm

Saturday:  
Saturday calls for rain. The Oldham County Public Library has a couple of programs available for free for families.  If there's still space, the main library in LaGrange has a Princess vs. Dino Storytime at 11am. Choose your own adventure at this interactive story time featuring guests from the Princesses of Louisville. Crafts, Stories & Fun! Registration required.

Or just head over to the main library in LaGrange and have a good ol' fashioned Game Day with your family.  They have quite the selection of board games!

Sunday: 
It's going to be cold, unfortunately. Want to try somewhere new to eat today? Check out this list here of places in Oldham County.

Check out the weekend fun in Louisville!


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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Mom Groups in Oldham County

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Let's face it - mothering is hard work!  Why go at it alone?  It's always nice to meet other Moms and children that live close and start friendships.  We compiled a list of groups that meet in Oldham County catered to Moms and Grandmothers of children of various ages as well as women without children.

For all women!
2nd Wednesday of the month
6:15-7:30pm
Crestwood Baptist Church
6400 Sweetbay Dr Crestwood, KY

For mothers of children ages birth-5 years old.
2nd Friday of the month
9:15am-11:15am
Saint John United Methodist Church
12700 West US HWY 42 Prospect, KY

Crestwood United Methodist Church Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
For mothers of children ages birth-5 years old.
1st Friday of the month
9:00am-12:00pm
Crestwood United Methodist Church
7214 Kavanaugh Rd Crestwood, KY
Facebook

Other places and events in the area:

Heartland Music Together classes are held at River Valley Church in Prospect.

The Oldham County Public Library has several story times and special events at all of their locations. Baby story times, toddler time, toddlerpalooza and more!

Baby Bootcamp is a local group that meets in Oldham County for a good workout and time for socialization.  Check them out on Facebook here.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Budget Friendly Fitness Ideas!

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Do you want your family to be more active in 2019?  Take a look at some low-cost ways to exercise in and around Oldham County.

FREE OPTIONS:

Hiking & Walking
Grab a friend or your dog and check out our Hiking and Walking list here.  Admission to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is FREE in January, February & March. The Brownsboro Alliance Trail Association also hosts hiking events (there is a fee for non-members.)

LaGrange Community Center
The center has several FREE activities for Oldham County residents! Play pickleball, learn karate, take a fitness class, play volleyball or basketball, try yoga, walk the indoor track and more! Facebook page here.

HealthQuest Nutrition
This new to Oldham County business hosts free fitness nights usually held at the LaGrange Community Center when the weather is chilly.  Follow them on Facebook to learn more about future dates.

Crestwood Baptist Church Fitness Ministry
The church opens its facilities for FREE open basketball, family gym time and low-cost fitness classes (with childcare). Check out their website and calendar for a list of activities and team sports!

The Oldham County Park and Rec Department 
Several of the Oldham County Parks have options to work out for free.  Ride a bike on a trail, play kickball, soccer, volleyball, pickleball, disc golf, tennis or basketball! Or work out and meet new moms at Baby Boot Camp (there is a membership fee for this group). Full list of Oldham County Parks here.

Find a running group.  Southeast Christian Church in Crestwood has a group that meets on Saturday mornings and includes walkers and runners.

OTHER BUDGET FRIENDLY OPTIONS:
Soiree
Take dance lessons in Crestwood.  Lessons as low as $5 for children and adults!

All About Kids
First class is always free to try.  Open gym and swim times during the week are also available along with a variety of classes.  Check their Facebook page for specials that they run. Intro classes for $39!

Power & Grace Gymnastics
Parent & Me classes are aimed at getting parents and kids up and moving!  Check out their website for information on their tumbling and dance classes.

Next Level Martial Arts
First class is always free.  They also run Groupons regularly. 

MEMBERSHIP FACILITIES:
(Some have beginning of the year specials right now):
Oldham County YMCA
Planet Fitness
Burn Bootcamp
Jazzercise 
Body Under Construction

Always check with the business as prices and dates are subject to change without our knowledge.
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Sunday, January 6, 2019

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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BUCKNER

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

CRESTWOOD

A Wise Choice for Kids
7219 W Hwy 22 Crestwood, KY 40014
502-243-3222

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
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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Thursday, January 3, 2019

2019 Bucket List of Fun in Oldham County

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Happy New Year!  Many of us wrote down plans, resolutions, goals, etc. for 2019, 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?

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. Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood is also a great indoor option for families.  They offer Art Together: Preschool Class for $15 per 75 minute class. Several other art classes and events are offered throughout the year at the studio. A great event to check out this month 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 Kid's Night Out, 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. We're hoping the Sauerbeck Family Drive-In will be back up and running by this time.  If so, support this local family by watching a double feature at their drive-in movie theater. 

June - Downtown LaGrange is beginning to get busy again.  Arts on the Green is a neat festival on the town square showcasing artists' work.  Read our review hereThe LaGrange Railroad Museum is usually open to visitors during the Arts on the Green Festival also.  Check out the museum and learn more about what they have to offer for families. Admission is free 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 here.  Creasey Mahan's Woofstock is great FREE fun in August.  Bring your family dog along for a nice walk on the preserve and pet-friendly activities.  Families can learn about and interact with butterflies also. Hidden 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 in 2018 was $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.  Here's what we found in 2018.  If you want to get out of the house for an hour or so, the Oldham County Public Library has some great holiday programs this month.  Sign up early for the Nutcracker performance and gingerbread house making.  Their holiday open house is also a lot of fun.  Other great and free holiday events are Yule Log in Pewee Valley and Light Up LaGrange.
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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

January 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! Admission to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood January-March 29 Hours are Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm
Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood Preschool Family Art Classes offered on Thursday and Saturday each week.
Power & Grace Gymnastics in Prospect Open Gym. Check their website for updated information.

JANUARY EVENTS:

1/4: Parent's Night Out at the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner, 5-10pm

1/4: Intro to Acrylic Pouring at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood. 6-9pm

1/7: FREE! Crafty Kids Club at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood. 4pm. Registration required.

1/9: FREE! Lego Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange. 4pm. Registration required.

1/10: FREE! Yoga Storytime for adults and children ages 3 and up at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange. 4pm

1/11: Date Night in Clay at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood, 7-9:15pm

1/11: All About Kids Slumber Party in Crestwood 6:30pm-9am $38 6:30pm-11pm $28 Ages 4-10 or Tween Lock-In 11-14

1/12: FREE! Zoo Visit at Mahan the Oldham County Public Library in Goshen. 11am.

1/12: FREE! Chamber Music Concert at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange. 1-2pm

1/12: Mom & Me Sewing at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood, 1-4pm

1/14: FREE! Kid's Cooking Club at the South Oldham Public Library in Crestwood. 4pm. Registration required.

1/15: FREE! Drop-in Crafts at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange. 6-7:30pm

1/16: FREE! Kindness Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange. 4pm. Sign Ups required.

1/17: FREE! Drop-in Crafts at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange. 3:30-5:00pm

1/18: Girls Night Out Resin Jewelry at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood, 7-9:15pm

1/19: FREE! Princess vs. Dino Storytime at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange 11am Choose your own adventure at this interactive story time featuring guests from the Princesses of Louisville. Crafts, Stories & Fun! Registration required.

1/19: Junior Ranger Program at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange.

1/19: FREE! Open Game Day at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange. 1-5pm

1/19: Parent's Night Out at the Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect, 6-9:30pm

1/20: Winter Wiking with Brownsboro Alliance Trail Association in Crestwood. 2-4:30pm. Wine and a hike. $20 for non-members

1/22: FREE! Words & Wiggles at St. Francis School in Goshen, 10:30-11:30am

1/23: FREE! Pokémon Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange. 4pm. Sign Ups required.

1/24: FREE! Movies at the Library at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange. Movie is for adults and they are showing "The Hate You Give" at 6pm.

1/24: Pizza and Paint with "Everyone Can Paint" at Hometown Pizza in LaGrange.6-9pm $45 includes all supplies and a personalized pan pizza.

1/25: Bunco for Beds at Ballardsville Baptist Church in Crestwood supporting Good News Homes, 7-9pm. $20 per player.

1/25: Father/Daughter Dance at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area) 6:30-8:30pm $20/per couple. $5 for each additional daughter. Tickets not sold at the door. Must be purchased by 1/24.

1/26: Father/Daughter Dance at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area) 6:30-8:30pm $20/per couple. $5 for each additional daughter. Tickets not sold at the door. Must be purchased by 1/24.

1/26: FREE! Wreath Making Class at Walker Fabrics in Crestwood, 10am.

1/26: FREE! Maisy Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am. Sign up online.

1/28: FREE! Come Sew with Us: Beach Wraps & Kimonos at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension in LaGrange (New location). 10am-3pm

1/28: FREE! Word Worms at the South Oldham Public Library in Crestwood. 4pm. Book Club: "Going Wild"

1/29: FREE! Maisy Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm. Sign up online.

1/30: FREE! Art Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange. 4pm. Grades K-5. Registration required.

1/31: FREE! Countdown to Kindergarten Story Times for Goshen & Harmony Elementary School families. Story time is at Goshen Elementary School 11am-12pm. Free lunch served at 10:30am. (Additional story times at Goshen on 2/7, 2/14 and 2/21)

1/31: Pizza and Paint with "Everyone Can Paint" at Hometown Pizza in LaGrange.6-9pm $45 includes all supplies and a personalized pan pizza.
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