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)
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

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

North Oldham Lions Club
Friday Nights beginning 3/8-4/12
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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Friday, February 8, 2019

Weekend Fun for Oldham County Families

Here are some fun ideas for February 8-9, 2019

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This weekend is packed full of Valentine's Day fun! Parents, if you want to celebrate Valentine's Day early without the kids, check out the Kid's Nite Out options. Saturday has several fun, crafty and yummy options for everyone! 

Parents, there are a couple of fun Kid's Nite Out options on both sides of the county.

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

In Prospect, Cartwheels & Creations at Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance, 5-8pm, $20

There's plenty of Valentine's Day fun around town! 
Valentine’s Day Clay Workshop at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood (ages 5-adult), 10am-12pm

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

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

Check out the weekend fun in Louisville!

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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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