Sunday, June 16, 2019

4th of July Events Around Oldham County

It's hard to believe we are less than a month away from Summer's biggest celebration - the Fourth of July!

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The John W. Black Aquatic Center puts on a great public 4th of July party. Learn what's scheduled this year!

Aquatic Center Fun!
At 2pm, the John W. Black Aquatic Center will kick off the 4th of July Festivities with fun at the pool!  Activities include:
  • Singing
  • Flag Ceremony
  • Pool Races
  • Kiddie Patriotic Swimwear Contest
  • Adult Cannonball Contest
  • The Greased Watermelon Dive
Admission to the Aquatic Center:
Ages 13-59 $6
Ages 3-12 $5
60 and up $4
Children 2 and under FREE

Hours on Thursday, July 4th are 12pm-7pm

Park & Firework Fun!
The pool will close at 7pm and there will be more entertainment at Wendell Moore Park 7:00-9:30pm.  DJ and fireworks show at 10pm. 
Read our review of the park here to learn what there is to do at the park.

Wendell Moore Park & John W. Black Aquatic Center are located at:
1551 North Highway 393 LaGrange, Ky 40031 (Buckner area.)

Follow the event on Facebook here.

Firecracker 5k Run!
Continue the celebration with the Oldham County Parks & Rec Firecracker 5k Run and 2 Mile Walk on July 6th at Westport Park in Westport, KY beginning at 8am. Facebook information here.

Visit the Oldham County Parks & Rec website here or their Facebook page here.

Events in and around Louisville - here
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Friday, June 14, 2019

Weekend Fun for Oldham County Families

Here are some fun ideas for June 14-June 16, 2019

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Friday: Head out to Christ Church at Goshen for an outdoor movie night! They are showing Trolls beginning at sundown. Inflatables, games and other family fun start at 6:30pm. Concession available at 7pm. Popcorn and movie free to everyone.

Saturday: Check out Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood. They are hosting a Family Clay Date 1-3pm.

Sunday: Cabela's is continuing their "Gone Fishing" fun this weekend. Check out the free fun 1-4pm

Check out the weekend fun in Louisville!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Movie Night at Christ Church at Goshen

A great summer activity to do as a family is an outdoor movie night! Lucky for us, we have one to enjoy in Goshen!

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 photo face paint_zpsh794rasx.jpgChrist Church at Goshen has an outdoor movie night planned for families this summer!  If you missed the movie fun last summer, make sure you get to the one this year!

On June 14th, 2019 the church is hosting a movie night and will show the movie, "Trolls." (Facebook event here.)

Families are invited to enjoy FREE activities beginning at 6:30pm before the movie starts at dusk.  Some of the activities include inflatables, face painting and games for kids to enjoy! 
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Pack some blankets and chairs and plan to get something at the concessions that begin at 7pm!  Bring cash for some candy or other treats and enjoy the complimentary popcorn!

Follow Christ Church at Goshen on Facebook for updates on the movie nights and other family-friendly events they plan! Make sure to thank them for hosting!  

Christ Church at Goshen is located at 12001 West Hwy 42 in Goshen on the corner of Club Drive and Hwy 42.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Shiver Shack in Crestwood, KY

The Shiver Shack is open for the season! Stop on by for a cool shaved ice treat.

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School's out which means the Shiver Shack is officially open for the season!  One of our family's favorite summer treat places now has a new and upgraded "shack." Once what was the green and blue shack is now a shiny silver airstream.  You can't miss it sitting next to Taylor Orthodontics on Highway 146 in Crestwood Station.

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Shiver Shack has over 32 flavors to choose from and several different size options available.  Choose one of the combos they suggest or make your own!  A few of our favorites are: Tiger's Blood, Wedding Cake, Cotton Candy and The Patriot!

Kiddie 6oz for $2
Small 12oz for $3
Regular 16oz for $4
Large 24oz for $5
(Cash only.)
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Make sure you get a punch card where every 10th shaved ice is FREE!

Shiver Shack is located in Crestwood Station on 146, near the new Taylor Orthodontics location and Chase Bank.  There are several umbrella covered picnic benches for guests. 

2019 Summer Hours posted on the Airstream:
Monday-Saturday 1:00-9:00pm
*Hour are weather permitting.  Always check their Facebook page for updates.

Go get your shiver on!

Looking for directions to Shiver Shack?
Taylor Orthodontics' address is: 6010 Crestwood Station, Crestwood, KY 40014
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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Children in the Dell at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood

Crestwood's Yew Dell Botanical Gardens has a wonderful children's program during the Spring and Summer months.

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 photo 144eba2c-1684-41dc-86c1-6b880428af68_zpsxfmbicml.jpgChildren in the Dell is a program geared toward children ages 5-10.  Beginning in May and ending in August, this Saturday morning program is free for children with admission.  Admission to Yew Dell is free for children 5 and under and $5 for children 6-17.

For the 2019 season, Yew Dell has changed the program to an informal format.  Pre-registration is no longer required.  Per their website, "Just bring the kiddos any time during the designated hours and our talented educators will enlighten you and your children with the wonders of nature. Each session will offer some new nuggets of knowledge that kiddos can expand upon in a self-guided way in the garden."

The instructors are passionate and energetic.  Even though there will be an educator, adults are asked to stay with the children and participate too.  Children in the Dell is a great way for children to tour the grounds in a fun, engaging manner.  There is usually something the kids are looking for or gathering to go along with the theme.  During one of our visits last year, we made a bird's nest, so the children walked the grounds searching for small items birds would use to make a nest.  The children then took the items back to a workspace to make the bird's nest craft. 

 photo art_zpsj5pkroxf.jpgWe spent about 30 minutes walking around Yew Dell.  We met several other staff and volunteer members and got to learn about hidden areas and little treasures around Yew Dell.  This is how we discovered the Fairy Garden - definitely something everyone should stop in to see!

The program is scheduled until noon and guests are welcome to continue visiting and touring the Gardens.  Several of the families had picnics or a short hike planned for after Children in the Dell. Children in the Dell is a great way to learn more about nature, plants, vegetables and what it entails to keep up the Gardens.

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is located at 6220 Old LaGrange Road in Crestwood.  Children in the Dell runs every Saturday through August 17, 2019.
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Free Summer Movies in Oldham County, KY

Ahh Summer...time to relax and enjoy some outdoor family fun! We have your list of local FREE movies!

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Summer is a great time to relax and catch up on the latest movies and some good oldies.  We have listed movies scheduled this summer for children and adults.  

Please check with the venue before you attend the movie event as they are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen reasons.


*6/6: Celebrate National Drive-In Movie Day at the Sauerbeck Family Drive-In in LaGrange. Admission is only $10 per carload and they are playing Secret Life of Pets and Twister. First movie begins at 9:30pm

6/14: Christ Church at Goshen Outdoor Movie Night. Showing Trolls. Food, bouncies and fun beginning at 6:30pm. Movie begins at dusk.  Free popcorn and movie for everyone. Concessions available.

*6/27: The Oldham County Public Libray in LaGrange is showing Spaceballs at 6pm. This program is for adults only. Popcorn provided.


7/9: The Oldham County Public Libary in LaGrange is having a Scoob-athon (Scooby Do Movie Festival) for their Teen program (ages 12-18 or those entering 6th grade-leaving 12th grade). 5-7pm

7/12: The Oldham County Public Libary in LaGrange is showing Lego Movie 2 at 2pm. This program is for families.

7/19: The Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange is showing Space Jam at 2pm. This program is for families.

*7/25: The Oldham County Public Libray in LaGrange is showing The Last Starfighter at 6pm. This program is for adults only. Popcorn provided.

7/26: The Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange is showing Wall-E at 2pm. This program is for families.

Movie Deals around Louisville HERE.
Outdoor movie deals around Louisville HERE.
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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Things to do in June in Oldham County, KY

June is jam-packed full of fun things to do! Check them out below!

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Make sure you check out all of the free ways to have fun this month!

FREE! Oldham County Public Library has several Summer Reading Programs going on! Sign up early, sign up fast!
FREE! Bluegrass Jam Night at LaGrange Coffee Roasters Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
FREE! Creasey Mahan Nature Center Wednesday 1-4:30pm & 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.
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.
LaGrange Farmers Market - every Saturday 8am-1pm
Children in the Dell at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, every Saturday 10:30am-12pm

Vacation Bible School List here.
Summer Camp List here.

June Events:

6/1: FREE! Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am-2pm

6/1: Art & Garden Market at the Crestwood Civic Club, 9am-2pm.

6/1: FREE! North Oldham Fire Department Open House in Goshen, 11am-2pm

6/1-2: FREE! Colonial Trade Faire at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 10am-4pm

6/1-2: Arts on the Green in Downtown LaGrange, 10am-5pm on Saturday, 10am-4pm on Sunday.

6/2: Fairy Forest Awakening at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 12-4pm

6/5: FREE! Summer Reading Program Celebration at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 3-6pm

6/6: Bourbon & Botanicals at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 6:30-8pm

6/6: Cooking Class at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 6-8pm

6/6: National Drive-in Movie Day at Sauerbeck Family Drive in in LaGrange, 9:30pm-1am. Showing Secret Life of Pets and Twister-only $10 per carload!

6/7: Sunset Concert Series at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 6-9pm

6/7: Parent's Night Out at the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner, 5-9:30pm

6/8: Health Hope & Hometown 5k Run & Walk at Rawlings Group in LaGrange, 8:30-10:30am

6/8: FREE! Summer Reading Program Celebration at the Mahan Library in Goshen, 1-3pm

6/8: Father's Day Clay Workshop at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood, 1-3pm

6/8: FREE! Concert in the Park in Pewee Valley, 6-10pm

6/8-9: FREE! Cabela's Gone Fishing Event, 1-4pm

6/9: Lazer Blaze Family Fun Day at Lazer Blaze in Louisville, 12:30-4:30pm. Unlimited fun for only $10 and great prizes!
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6/12: FREE! Silly Safaris at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am, 1pm, 6pm

6/13: Bourbon & Botanicals at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 6:30-8pm

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

6/14: FREE! Movie Night at Christ Church at Goshen, showing Trolls, 7-10:30pm. Fun beginning at 6:30pm

6/15: Bluebird Cottage School Open House at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 9:30am

6/15: Family Clay Date at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood, 1-3pm

6/15: FREE! Open Game Day at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 1-5pm

6/15: Parent's Night Out at the Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect, 6-9:30pm

6/15-16: FREE! Cabela's Gone Fishing Event, 1-4pm

6/19: FREE! Wonder Wheels at the Oldham County Public Libary in LaGrange, 11am, 1pm & 6pm

6/19: FREE! Family Fun Night at LaGrange Baptist Church, 6-8pm

6/20: Bourbon & Botanicals at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 6:30-8pm

6/21: Sunset Concert Series at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 6-9pm

6/21: FREE! Trackside Tunes in Downtown LaGrange, 6:30-10pm

6/22: FREE! Barnyard Fun at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 10am-12pm.

6/22: FREE! Cruisin with the Quads in LaGrange, 5-9pm

6/22: FREE! The Doubleclicks in Concert at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 7pm

6/22: FREE! Splash Day at the Ohio River: History, Conservation & Water Safety in Westport. Family activities include kayaking, paddleboards, food trucks, etc.

6/26: FREE! Jim Gill at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am and 6pm

6/26-29: The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

6/27: FREE! Movie Night for Adults showing Spaceballs at the Oldham County Public Libary in LaGrange, 6pm

6/27: Bourbon & Botanicals at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 6:30-8pm

6/27: SpiropalLOUza to Benefit Cure CF Inc 1-10pm

6/28: FREE! Escape from Mars program for adults at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 7-9pm

6/29: FREE! Pickin' on the Porch at Knock on Wood Country Mercantile in Westport, 6-9pm

6/30: FREE! Family Fest at Real Family Church in LaGrange, 11am-2pm
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