Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Spring Break Fun with Giants at Bernheim Forest

If you're staying home for Spring Break, we have a fun day trip idea for you!

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Head down to Bernheim Forest and check out the Forest Giants!  

We visited Bernheim Forest's three giants this past weekend and they were so cool to see.  Bernheim Forest has several fun activities and events planned during April 1-5.  Check out their Facebook event here for more details.  There are concerts, discovery stations, walks and more planned all around the three giants.

 photo mama_zpsdgekivfx.jpgSome tips for families planning to visit Bernheim Forest to see the Forest Giants:

1. Prepare to walk a little.  Two of the giants are close to parking areas (Little Nis and Mama Lou Mari).  The third giant (Little Alena) requires a little bit of a walk (not too far though) to reach her.  If you want to walk to all three of them, the whole trip is about two miles.  It's a flat walk on pavement along Arboretum Way and gravel trails near Lake Nevin (these might be tricky for some strollers).  We walked on Arboretum Way and then cut through the fun grassy field trails on our way back to our car.

2. Pack some snacks or a picnic. How cool would it be to eat your lunch with a giant?  If you forget to pack something to eat or drink, there is a cafe at the visitor's center.

3. Grab cash and quarters.  There are machines for turtle and duck food near Little Nis.  If you visit on Saturday or Sunday there is a $5 charge (for non-members) to enter Bernheim Forest.  They do take credit cards, but cash is fast.

4. Be patient.  These giants are popular.  On the day we visited, many families were taking turns getting a picture of the giants.  Everyone's excited!  Mama Lou Mari has an entire area behind her to check out.  Take some time to look around at what the artist, Thomas Dambo, created.

5. Hints on finding the giants: You'll see Little Nis on your right as you approach the Visitor's Center.  Mama Lou Mari is either a walk or drive over near the Sun Shade Loop.  The third lounging giant, Little Alena, is on the backside of Lake Nevin in the park. See a map of Bernheim Forest here or be sure to grab a map at the Visitor's Center.

 photo nis_zpsyu6vowwy.jpgWe loved visiting the giants.  We had never explored down by Lake Nevin in the park.  Because we walked to each giant, we got to see many parts of the park we normally skip over during Bernheim's special events.  We hope you get to explore Bernheim and experience these wonderful sculptures over Spring Break.  If you miss them over the school break, don't worry they will be at Bernheim 3-5 years.

Bernheim Forest is located at 2075 Clermont Rd, Clermont, KY 40110
Park hours are: open daily 7am-8pm
$5 entry charge on Saturday and Sunday
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Spring Break Camps for Oldham County Kids

Oldham County 2019 Spring Break is April 1-5. Get your kids in a camp!

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Looking to keep your kids busy and learning during Spring Break? Check out these Spring Break Camps!

Oldham County
All About Kids Sports Center
Crestwood
April 1-5
9am-5pm (early drop-off and late pick-up available)

Cailin Art Studio
Crestwood
April 1-5
Different camps each day with a new theme for ages 6-11.
AM & PM or Full Day options.

Louisville
Looking for more? Check out Spring Break Camps in the Louisville Area. Several are close to Oldham County. Louisville list here.
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Friday, March 15, 2019

Weekend Fun for Oldham County Families

Here are some fun ideas for March 15-16, 2019

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Friday: Check out "Godspell" at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood. Show starts at 7pm. There is an admission fee.

If you are looking for a meatless option for Lent - check out our Fish Fry list here.

Saturday:  The Oldham County History Center in LaGrange has the Jr Ranger Program 10:30-11:30am There is a small fee for children to participate.

Check out the weekend fun in Louisville!

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Kid's Kloset Consignment Sale

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This is a sponsored post.

 photo kids kloset_zps66klsuyy.jpgIt's time for the Saint John Kid's Kloset Consignment sale! We feature brand name fall and winter clothes (infant, toddler, juniors and young men’s). Shoes and accessories, nursery items, books, kids furniture/décor, toys, video games, DVDs, bikes, strollers, bedding, sports equipment, arts and crafts, school supplies and more.

You'll find lots of quality merchandise at great prices for all the kiddos on your list. In addition to all the great bargains you'll find, you'll also be shopping for a cause! The proceeds from our sale benefits children in our community, state, country and around the world. St. John Kids Kloset is dedicated to furthering the welfare and education of God’s children by whatever means necessary. We have given away over $370,000. When you shop this sale, you are making a difference!

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There are two sales each year; fall and spring.

Shop our spring/summer sale this Friday & Saturday, March 22 & 23! Friday’s hours are 9am-7pm and Saturday’s are 9am-1pm (with many items half-price that day).

The sale is located at Saint John United Methodist Church 12700 West Highway 42 Prospect, KY 40059





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Monday, March 11, 2019

8 Spring Break Day Trips One Hour of Oldham County, KY


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Staying home during Spring Break, but you want to still get away for a bit?  Here are some places to consider visiting - all within an hour of Oldham County.

 photo 100_3072.jpgMadison, Indiana - This little town reminds us of LaGrange's Main Street, only slightly bigger and located next to the Ohio River, of course!  There's so much to see and do in Madison!  Check out Clifty Falls National Park, the Lanier Mansion or Broadway Fountain.  Shop and eat along Main Street or walk or bike along the sidewalk next to the Ohio River.  Red Pepper Deli is a favorite spot in Oldham County, how about trying out The Red Pepperoni on Main Street in Madison!  The Red Roaster and Eatery looks like a nice spot to grab a coffee or light snack!  (Approx. 57 minutes away) 

Salato Wildlife Education Center - Take the scenic route down US 60 through Shelby County or hop on I-64 East to check out this cool education center!  The center offers an opportunity for families to learn about different native animals through indoor and outdoor exhibits.  Look at snakes and fish inside or go outside to the trails to see a black bear and elk!  There are interactive exhibits indoors and outdoors, too!  Picnic gazebos are available outside with lots of room to run and play!  The center offers affordable entry: $5 for adults, $3 for children 5-18 and FREE for children under 5! After your visit, grab dessert at Rebecca Ruth Candy Factory!  (Approx. 53 minutes away in Frankfort, KY)

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Bernheim Forest - Plan your family's outdoor adventure or check out the Spring Break activities planned!  Discovery stations, fire tower tours and guided nature hikes planned.  These activities are all free with admission, $5 per car for non-members. (Approx. 45 minutes away in Clermont, KY)

General Butler State Park - There's a long list of things to do at this state park!  Hike, bike, camp, stay in the lodge, play tennis, visit the museum or play miniature golf! (Approx. 39 minutes away in Carrollton, KY)

Big Bone Lick State Park - This quiet state park has so much to offer visitors!  Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy one of the playgrounds and picnic areas.  Walk up to the museum to see artifacts and then walk along the discovery trails to see live bison!  Pack fishing poles if you want to cast a line in their 7.5 acre lake (must have a fishing license)!  18 hole miniature golf opens up on April 1st!  It is FREE to get in the park and museum! (Approx. 60 minutes away in Union, KY)

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Falls of the Ohio State Park - Located just a short drive over the Ohio River in Indiana, The Falls of the Ohio State Park is full of indoor and outdoor family fun!  The Interpretive Center is newly renovated with more hands-on exhibits!  Pack a lunch and eat next to the Ohio River.  Grab some dessert at The Widow's Walk Ice Creamery just down the road from the center and play at Ashland Park.  (Approx. 30 minutes away in Clarksville, IN)

Kentucky Down Under located in Horse Cave, Kentucky. Check Groupon before you go - they usually have a deal!

Shelby County - Check out our sister site, Shelby Family Fun, for family-friendly ideas in the Shelby County area!  The Shelby County Family Activity Center has a big indoor pool and great outdoor park!

Louisville - Of course, there's always good ol' Louisville that's jammed full of fun places and activities during Spring Break.  Check out this list for staycation ideas!

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Battle of the Bowls with the Hope Health Clinic in LaGrange

We have your dinner plans figured out for you for this Friday! Enjoy yummy comfort food and support your community too!

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Oldham County's Hope Health Clinic is hosting another Battle of the Bowls this year! This family-friendly event features 30 different chili recipes entered by local churches, non-profits, businesses, restaurants and individuals.

 photo cutting board_zpsqwuewpku.jpgThe 2nd Annual Battle of the Bowls Chili Cook-off will be on Friday, March 8, 2019 6:30-9:00pm at the John W. Black Community Center.  The community is invited to come enjoy the different chili recipes.  You can't beat the price you'll pay for dinner this night!  It's only $5 per person for all you can eat chili, hot dog, drink and homemade dessert.  Families, children 12 and under eat FOR FREE! The John W. Black Community Center is located at 1551 N Hwy 393 LaGrange, KY 40031 (near the Buckner area).

If you haven't heard of Hope Health Clinic, it is a small clinic located in LaGrange and helps provide access to basic health services to the under-served in our community. In doing so, Hope Health gives these individuals a basis to hope for a better, healthier future.  When you attend this event, your money will go to help Hope Health Clinic continue these services.

We encourage you to attend this event that will not only help you with dinner plans on Friday, but also benefit our community.  Head over to the John W. Black Community Center to enjoy different chili, hang out with your family and see who will be crowned winner in each category.

To learn more about the Hope Health Clinic click here. They are located at 1025 Sanibel Way, Ste E LaGrange, KY 40031
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Thursday, February 28, 2019

March Events in Oldham County

Who's ready for Spring? We are! We are! March has some great events lined up - check them out! 

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Whether you're looking to get out with your little during the morning or a crafty night out with friends - March has it! Check out all of the highlighted FREE events!

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 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! Admission to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood until March 29 Hours are Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm
FREE! Gentle Yoga at Personalized Harmony in Crestwood, 11am. Multiple dates: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28
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.
All About Kids in Crestwood Open Gym & Swim. Check their website for updated information.
History Hounds at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange 10-11am on Thursdays: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28 Free for members, and $5 for non-members.
"Panache" at the Little Colonel Players Theater in Pewee Valley. Various showtimes: 3/29, 3/30, April 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 and March 31, April 7 at 2:00

MARCH EVENTS:

Lenten Fish Fry List here.

2/26-3/4: Love Your Local Restaurants in Downtown LaGrange. Love your local restaurant week is the opportunity to taste the special offerings you will find in La Grange. Each restaurant will feature a special offering.

3/1: FREE! Family Nerf Night at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6-8pm. Sign up online.

3/1:  Parent's Night Out at the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner, 5-10pm

3/1: All About Kids Slumber Party in Crestwood 6:30pm-9am $38 6:30pm-11pm $28 Ages 4-10 or Tween Lock-In 11-14

3/2: FREE! March Preview Class with Children's Music Academy in Louisville, 10am. Please RSVP.

3/2: Monarchs in Mexico: Flowers in the Air with Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve at Idlewild Butterfly Farm in Louisville, 10am-12pm

3/2: Family Clay Date at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood, 1-3pm.

3/2-3: FREE! Kid's Weekend at Cabela's in Louisville, 12-5pm on Saturday and 12-4pm on Sunday.

3/4: FREE! Crafty Kids Club at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign up online.

3/5: FREE! Drop In Crafts at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6-7:30pm

3/5: Painting with Plants at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 6-7:30pm

3/6: FREE! Lego Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign up online.

3/7: FREE! Countdown to Kindergarten Story Times for Kenwood Station, Crestwood Elementary and Camden Station Elementary School families. Story time is at Kenwood Station Elementary School 11am-12pm. Free lunch served at 10:30am. Other dates on: 3/14, 3/21

3/7-9: Sherlock at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

3/8: Battle of the Bowls Chili Cook-off with Hope Health Clinic, hosted at John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner) area. 6:30-9pm

3/9: Farm & Forest Playgroup at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 9:30-11:30am

3/9: Ceramics Spring Workshop at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 10am-12pm

3/9: FREE! Louisville Zoo Visit at the Mahan Library in Goshen, 11am.

3/11: FREE! Kids Cooking Club at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign up online.

3/13: FREE! Kindness Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign up online.

3/14: Clover Leaf 5k at Briar Hill Park in Crestwood, 6:30pm. $25 early registration/$30

3/14: FREE! Countdown to Kindergarten Story Times for Kenwood Station, Crestwood Elementary and Camden Station Elementary School families. Story time is at Kenwood Station Elementary School 11am-12pm. Free lunch served at 10:30am. Other date on: 3/21

3/14: FREE! Yoga Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Ages 3 and up. Sign up online.

3/14: Mermaid Tea Party at Sisters Tea Parlor in Buckner, 6:30pm

3/14-16: Godspell at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

3/16: Farm & Forest Playgroup at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 9:30-11:30am

3/16: Jr Ranger Program at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 10:30-11:30am

3/16: Parent's Night Out at the Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect, 6-9:30pm

3/20: Pokémon Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign up online.

3/20: FREE! Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen.

3/21: FREE! Countdown to Kindergarten Story Times for Kenwood Station, Crestwood Elementary and Camden Station Elementary School families. Story time is at Kenwood Station Elementary School 11am-12pm. Free lunch served at 10:30am.

3/21: FREE! Drop In Crafts at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 3:30-5pm.

3/21: FREE! Woodsongs at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area). 

3/21-23: Covenant United Methodist Church Consignment Sale in LaGrange. 22nd & 23rd 9am-2pm & 6-8pm and the 24th  8am-12pm

3/22 & 23: Saint John Kid's Kloset Consignment Sale in Prospect. 9am-7pm and 9am-1pm

3/23: FREE! Thomas the Tank Engine Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am. Sign up online.

3/23: FREE! Swap or Shop hosted at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church in Crestwood,  9am-12pm.

3/24: A Taste of History at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 6-8pm

3/25: FREE! Come Sew with Us: Coil Baskets at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Office in LaGrange 3-8pm Check website for supply list coming soon.

3/25: FREE! Kids Book Club at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign up online.

3/26: FREE! Thomas the Tank Engine Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm. Sign up online.

3/27: FREE! Art Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign up online.

3/30: Opening Day and Hellebore Day at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 10am-4pm.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Oldham County Parks

Get outside in Oldham County! 

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There are a few different parks scattered around Oldham County.  Read our reviews linked below to learn more about each one!

Briar Hill Park in Crestwood

Central Park in Pewee Valley

Eddie Mundo, Jr Park in LaGrange

Forest Friends Playground at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen - COMING SOON!

Harmony Park in Goshen

Maples Park in Crestwood 

Morgan Conservation Park in LaGrange

Peggy Baker Park in Crestwood

Veteran's Memorial Park in Crestwood

Walsh Park in LaGrange

Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange

Westport Park in Westport

Wilborn Park in LaGrange
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Monday, February 25, 2019

Best List of Birthday Party Options in Oldham County!

It's your lucky day-we have birthday party options for you! 

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Never wonder where to have your next birthday party! We have Oldham County's options listed here for you! Whether you want someone to plan the fun for you or you need an event space, Oldham County has places for everyone!


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Crestwood

Camp Hi Ho
Louisville (near Oldham County line)


LaGrange

Crestwood

Singing Tree Stables
Crestwood


Goshen

Windy Meadows Equestrian Center
LaGrange


ART/PAINTING:
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Oldham County Schools Arts Center
Crestwood

GYMNASTICS/DANCE/OPEN GYM:
All About Kids Sports Center
Crestwood


Prospect

Soiree
Crestwood

YMCA of Oldham County
Buckner

YMCA of Norton Commons

Prospect

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All About Kids Sports Center
Crestwood

KY Tae Kwon Do & Fitness Academy

Crestwood

Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance
Prospect



Prospect

NATURE/OUTDOOR:
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Louisville (near Oldham County line)


Goshen

Various park locations.

REBALL:
Open Range
Crestwood


SPORTS:
All About Kids Sports Center

Crestwood

Camp Hi Ho
Louisville (near Oldham County line)
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YMCA of Oldham County
Buckner

YMCA of Norton Commons

Prospect

SWIMMING:
All About Kids Sports Center
Crestwood


Louisville (near Oldham County line)

John W. Black Aquatic Center
LaGrange (Buckner area)

Prospect

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YMCA of Norton Commons
Prospect

TEA PARTIES:
Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique
Buckner

TRAINS/FIRETRUCKS:
LaGrange Railroad Museum

LaGrange

Local Fire Station
Various Locations

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314 Exchange
Pewee Valley

CityPlace
LaGrange

Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve
Goshen

Foxhollow Farm
Crestwood

Prospect

LaGrange (Buckner area)

LaGrange Community Center

LaGrange

Local Fire Station 
Various Locations
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North Oldham Lions Club
Prospect

LaGrange (Buckner area)

Various locations

Soiree

Crestwood

The Club at Paramont
Prospect

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Lenten Fish Fry Locations in and Around Oldham County

It's Fish Fry Time! Let us know your favorite spot! 

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Lent means the start of Fish Fry Fridays.  Check out these options around Oldham County.

St. Aloysius Catholic Church
Pewee Valley
Fish Fry on Ash Wednesday, March 6th and then on Fridays, 3/8-4/12 (no fish fry on Good Friday)
5-7:30pm
Drive-thru service. Fried fish, oysters, shrimp, pizza and several fresh side options!

St. Bernadette Catholic Church
Located at Saint Mary Academy in Prospect
Fridays, beginning March 8th, 15th, 22nd
5-8pm 

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
LaGrange
Fridays, 3/8-4/12
4:30-7:30pm

North Oldham Lions Club
Prospect
Friday Nights beginning 3/8-4/12
5-7:30pm
Drive thru and carryout only!

St. James Episcopal Church
Pewee Valley
Lenten Soup Suppers every Wednesday beginning 3/13-4/10

Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church
Pewee Valley
Fish Fry Dinner on 3/15 4:30-7:30pm

Here's a big list of options in Louisville!
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Resin Jewelry Class at Cailin Art Studio

This is a partially sponsored post. We were given admission for the purpose of review.


Resin Jewelry Class for a fun Girl's Night Out or club activity!


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Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood hosts monthly resin jewelry classes. Join them for a fun girl's night out or bring your girl scout troop to learn a new craft!

Ladies, grab a friend, your mom or your daughter and get creative at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood. This community art studio hosts Girls Night Out, and one of the classes is creating resin jewelry.

 photo using tools_zpsgkp6qich.jpgA few ladies and I had the opportunity to check out the class for ourselves.  I was hesitant to try the class because I had no idea what to expect.  I was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable, relaxing and rewarding it was to sit with other ladies, create, share stories and see our final pieces.

We were all in similar boats of not knowing how to even start the project, but there was plenty of encouragement around the work table.  Our instructor, Ivy Clinton, gave us easy to follow directions and broke up the project in manageable steps.  She provided examples of finished pendants and earrings for us to see before we started.  As we picked our backgrounds for our pendants and earrings, the project started forming.

All of the supplies and tools were provided for us, but your resin jewelry can include personal mementos if you choose.  Ivy explained that she has seen locks of hair included, special messages, birth stones, photos and more.

 photo e6af78e8-466b-4ecd-bb3a-ff941cdf256a_zpskzbtxdya.jpgOnce we were finished layering our materials in our pendant and earrings, we then poured the resin.  It was neat to learn about this process.  Creating the perfect dome above the materials required a little finesse, but nothing too difficult.  It takes about 24 hours for the resin to set so you will have to plan to pick up your pieces the next day or so.

The cost for the class is around $45. The studio invites you to bring in your own beverages and snacks if you want.  If you are looking for a unique night out with friends or an opportunity to create a special gift for someone, definitely check out the resin jewelry class at Cailin Art Studio.  You will leave with beautiful jewelry and a sense of pride in your creation.

Keep up with events & register for classes - follow Cailin Art Studio on Facebook here.
Cailin Art Studio is located at 7910 Floydsburg Road in Crestwood.
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Monday, February 18, 2019

The Nature Center at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve

Indoor (or outdoor) fun at Creasey Mahan Nature Center! 

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Free fun waiting to be had a one of Oldham County's greatest gems! Check out the Creasey Mahan Nature Center in Goshen.

When it's too cold (or even too hot) to enjoy nature outside, Creasey Mahan's Nature Preserve is the perfect place to explore.  The indoor center is open Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am-2pm and is located in Goshen at 12501 Harmony Landing Road.

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

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

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

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

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Monday, February 11, 2019

History Hounds at the Oldham County History Center

History fun for preschool aged children in Oldham County!

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The Oldham County History Center has a wonderful educational and fun program for preschool aged children and their families!

5 Things About History Hounds

1. This educational program incorporates a history-rich story time, a craft, hands-on artifacts, games, snack and possible exploring of the History Center and grounds!

2. It is designed for children birth - 5 years old and their caretakers.

3. Each month has a different historical theme and runs September-December and February-May on Thursday mornings at 10am.

4. The program is held in the Rob Morris Educational Building at 207 W. Jefferson Street in LaGrange.

5. The program is FREE to History Center members and only $5 for non-members.

Check out their calendar or Facebook page to learn about the different themes.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

52 Free Things to Do in Oldham County, Kentucky!

Free events and things to do with kids in Oldham County, Kentucky

Free events and things to do with kids in Oldham County

Are you looking for free family fun in Oldham County? We have a list of fun events, places to visit, and things to do with kids that are totally free!


1. Coordinate a game day with family and friends at the library.
2. Explore the beautiful Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen.
3. Train watch on the new observation deck on Main Street in downtown LaGrange.
4. Play on a playground at Wendell Moore Park, Peggy Baker Park, Wilborn Park, Walsh Park, Westport Park or Briar Hill Park.
5. Play volleyball or grab some buckets and shovels and dig away at Briar Hill Park's volleyball court!
6. Attend a family night at the LaGrange Community Center.
7. Introduce the game of tennis to your child at Wendell Moore Park or Briar Hill Park.
8. Kick a soccer ball at one of the Oldham County Parks.
9. Shoot baskets at a basketball court at Wendell Moore Park, Walsh Park, Peggy Baker Park, Wilborn Park or at the LaGrange Community Center.
10. Take in the sights and smells at the Farmer’s Market & Artisans in LaGrange on the Courthouse Square (May-Oct).
11. Try your first class for free at All About Kids in Crestwood.

 photo IMG_0484_zpsgl6yewsw.jpg 12. Pack a picnic lunch and eat at the LaGrange Courthouse Square.
13. Fly a kite a Maples Park.
14. Take advantage of the clear country sky and stargaze with your family.
15. Sign up for VBS in the summer!
16. Seek out exhibits while participating in the Creasey Mahan Nature Center's scavenger hunt!
17. Enter an exhibit in the Oldham County Fair!
18. Check out some classic cars at Cruisin’ with the Quads on Main Street in LaGrange. (Last Saturday May-Sept.)
19. Ride bikes at the trails available at Commerce Parkway, Wendell Moore Park, Maples Park and Briar Hill Park!
20. Take your baby, toddler or preschooler to one of the morning story times at the library.
21. Run in wide open spaces at the North Oldham Lions Club 25 acre park! Playground available, also!
22. Take your older kids to one of the after-school programs at the library.
23. Visit the adoptable pets and other animals at Feeders Supply in LaGrange.
24. Participate in the Oldham County Day Parade. Kids can decorate & ride their bikes!

25. Grab a blanket, snacks and chairs for a movie or live music night during the warmer months.
26. Visit Yew Dell Botanical Gardens during the months of January-March for free admission!
27. Plan an outdoor movie night.
28. Catch a sunset by the Ohio River in Westport.
29. Explore FoxHollow Farm!
30. Volunteer! HighPoint Charitable Services is one place that welcomes families to serve together.
31. Explore Morgan Conservation Park!
32. Cheer on the IronMan bicyclists in October! 
33. Cast a line at the Kids Fishing Derby at Wendell Moore Park in June!
34. Participate in or listen to the Monday Night Jam Session at LaGrange Coffee Roasters.
35. Drive down US 42 and check out the beautiful horse farms.
36. Visit the Railroad Museum in LaGrange.
37. Create a car ride scavenger hunt and search for county landmarks like water towers, the playhouse on top of a silo, pink snails, bison, art murals or a giant abacus.
 photo IMG_0493_zpsevnd38h1.jpg 38. Go for a hike at Harrods Creek Park in Prospect and try to find the waterfall!
39. Attend a free workshop at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Office in LaGrange.
40. Join a Mom's Group in OC!
41. Take a mini-safari trip to Henry’s Ark Petting Zoo in Prospect.
42. Take a picture in front of the red caboose in Pewee Valley and then go for a walk at Central Park.
43. Check out a free concert, show or art exhibit at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.
44. Find geocache treasures all over the county. 
45. Walk down the sidewalk on 146 through Pewee Valley and pick out familiar family names on the plaques in the sidewalk.
46. Skip rocks at the lake at Wendell Moore Park.
47. Check out a free class at the LaGrange Community Center!
48. Play at the McDonald's Play Place in LaGrange.
49. Try a free week at Next Level Martial Arts.
50. Play disc golf or pickleball at Wendell Moore Park.
51. Creek walk at Briar Hill Park.
52. Attend one of the many free festivals scheduled during the year.

Updated 1/6/19
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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Spring Children's Consignment Sales in Oldham County

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Whether you're buying or selling, consignment sales are super family-friendly!  We have the Oldham County Spring Sales linked up here for you!  Save the date!

St. John United Methodist Church
12700 West Highway 42
Prospect, KY 40059
March 22: 9am-7pm
March 23: (half price specials on this day): 9am-1pm

Covenant United Methodist Church
909 West Jefferson Street
LaGrange, KY 40031
March 21 & 22: 9am-2pm & 6-8pm
March 23: (half price day): 8am-12pm

Louisville Area Consignment Sales HERE.

Check out our Consignment Sale post here for more information on consignment sales & stores in the area.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

February Fun in Oldham County

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Sponsored by:
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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
FREE! Gentle Yoga at Personalized Harmony in Crestwood, 11am. Multiple dates: 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28
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.
All About Kids in Crestwood Open Gym & Swim. Check their website for updated information.
History Hounds at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange 10-11am on Thursdays: 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 Free for members, and $5 for non-members.
"A Touch of Danger" (PG-13) at The Little Colonel Players theater in Pewee Valley. Various date: 2/1, 2/2, 2/7, 2/8 & 2/9 at 7:30pm and 2/3 & 2/10 at 2pm

Valentine's Day Events HERE!

FEBRUARY EVENTS

2/1: Parent's Night Out at the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner, 5-10pm

2/2: Farm & Forest Playgroup at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 9:30-11:30am

2/3: Winter Wiking with the Brownsboro Trail Alliance in Crestwood, 2-4:30pm

2/4: FREE! Crafty Kids Club at the South Oldham Public Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Registration required.

2/6: FREE! Lego Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Registration required.

2/7: 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 2/14 and 2/21 at Harmony.)

2/7: "Burning Love High Tea" at Sisters Tea Parlor in Buckner, 11am-3pm

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

2/8: All About Kids Slumber Party in Crestwood 6:30pm-9am $38 6:30pm-11pm $28 Ages 4-10 or Tween Lock-In 11-14

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

2/9: Farm & Forest Playgroup at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 9:30-11:30am

2/9: Valentine’s Day Clay Workshop at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood (ages 5-adult), 10am-12pm

2/9: FREE! Fancy Nancy Tea at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am, sign up online.

2/9: Valentine's Day Tea for Children at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 11am-1pm

2/9: Handmade Valentine Workshop (ages 5-11) at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood, 11am-1pm

2/9: 9th Annual Chocolate Crawl in Downtown LaGrange on Main Street, 11:00am-4:00pm

2/11: FREE! Kid's Cooking Club at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Registration required.

2/11: Father/Daughter Valentine's Dance at Crestwood Elementary School, 6:30-8:30pm $10 per couple, pay at the door.

2/12: FREE! Drop in Crafts at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6-7:30pm

2/13: FREE! Kindness Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Registration required.

2/13: Galentine's Day Cookie Decorating at Third Turn Oldham Gardens in Crestwood (21 and over), 6pm & 8pm

2/14: 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 on 2/21 at Harmony.)

2/14: FREE! Drop in Crafts in Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 3:30-5pm

2/15: Valentine Date Night in Clay Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood 7-9:15pm

2/16: FREE! 11th Anniversary Great Backyard Bird Count at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, 10am-1pm

2/16: Junior Rangers Program at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 10-11:30am

2/16: Parent's Night Out at the Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect, 6-9:30pm

2/16: Valentine Date Night in Clay Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood 7-9:15pm

 photo LFF Summer Camp Fair 300x250 ad 2019_zps6ucsg81t.png2/17: FREE! Summer Camp Fair at Sawyer Hayes Community Center in Louisville, 12:30-4pm

2/19: Gustavo's 4th Anniversary Celebration (LaGrange location).

2/20: FREE! Pokémon Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Ages 8-12. Registration required.

2/21: FREE! Countdown to Kindergarten Story Times for Goshen & Harmony Elementary School families. Story time is at Harmony Elementary School 11am-12pm. Free lunch served at 10:30am. 

2/21: Woodsongs Coffee House at the John W. Black Aquatic Center in LaGrange (Buckner area)

2/21: Alice in Wonderland High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor in Buckner, 6:30pm

2/21-23: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

2/22: South Oldham & LaGrange Rotary Stand Up Comedy Night at The John W. Black Aquatic Center in LaGrange (Buckner area), 7:30-10pm

2/23: FREE! Paws Party at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am. Sign ups online.

2/23: Alice in Wonderland High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor in Buckner, 11am

2/23: Kentucky Flash Basketball game at the LaGrange Community Center, 6pm.

2/23: Resin Jewelry Workshop at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood, 7-9:15pm

2/25: FREE! Come Sew with Us: Beach Wraps & Kimonos at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Office in LaGrange (new location), 10am-3pm. 

2/25: FREE! Word Worms Book Club at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign up.

2/26: FREE! Dino Storytime at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm. Registration required.

2/27: FREE! Art Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Registration required.

2/28: FREE! Countdown to Kindergarten Story Times for Kenwood Station, Crestwood Elementary and Camden Station Elementary School families. Story time is at Kenwood Station Elementary School 11am-12pm. Free lunch served at 10:30am.

2/28: FREE! Movie Night for Adults: "The Hate You Give" (PG-13) at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm.
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