Sunday, October 27, 2019

November Events in Oldham County

If you thought October was busting with events, take a look at November! Holiday events are starting up this month, but don't forget about all of the other fun around town. 

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RECURRING EVENTS:
FREE! Oldham County Public Library has several Story Times during the week at all 3 branches!
FREE! Bluegrass Jam Night at LaGrange Coffee Roasters Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
FREE! Creasey Mahan Nature Center Wednesday 1-4:00pm & 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.
Hounds on the Grounds at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, every Sunday 12-4pm
Everyone Can Paint in LaGrange has various paint sessions for all ages.
Kid's Dance Classes at Soiree in Crestwood on Tuesdays 6:30pm $5 per child, ages 5-18
Sauerbeck Family Drive-In Movie Theater - Check their Facebook page for movie showtimes.
History Hounds at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange - 11/7, 11/14, 11/21 10-11am

NOVEMBER EVENTS:

11/1:FREE! Murder Mystery Party (Adult program) at the South Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 6-8pm

11/1: All Middle School Age Dance at East Oldham Middle School in Crestwood, hosted by Girl Scout Troop 2221. $5, 7-9pm (EOMS, SOMS, NOMS, OCMS all invited)

11/1: Fall Cooking Class at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 6-8pm

11/2: Ballardsville Baptist Church Craft Fair in Crestwood, 9am-2pm

11/2: FREE! Interactive Health Fair at City Place in LaGrange, 10am-2pm

11/2: LaGrange Assembly of God Christmas Bazaar, 8am-3pm

11/2: FREE! OCPL Teen Gamer Gathering at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 1-4pm

11/2 & 11/3: Colonial Christmas Market in the Rob Morris Building at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 10am-4pm

11/3: Covenant UMC Holiday Bazaar in LaGrange, 10am-2pm

11/3: FREE! Fall Open House at Land O'Goshen Farm Events in Goshen, 1-4pm

11/4: FREE! Words & Wiggles at St. Francis School in Goshen, 10:30-11:30am

11/4: FREE! South Bookworms Club at the South Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 1pm and 4pm

11/4: St. John MOPS Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair at St. John UMC in Prospect, 6:30-9pm

11/5: FREE! Lego Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/5: FREE! South Page Folders (adult program) at the South Oldham Public Library in Crestwood, 6:30pm

11/6: FREE! Spark at the South Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/6: FREE! Scamper Squad Family Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm

11/7: FREE! Show Me the Monet: Bows & Napkins (adult program) at the South Oldham Public Library in Crestwood, 10:30am-12pm

11/7: FREE! Slime Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/7: FREE! Mahan Pok√©mon Jr. at the Oldham County Public Library Mahan Branch in Goshen, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/7: FREE! South OCPL Teens: Art of the Cards with James & Kirsten at the South Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 4:30-6:30pm

11/7-11/9: Frozen Jr. at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

11/8: Autumn Family Fridays with Bluebird Cottage School at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 9:30-11:30am

11/8: Parent's Night Out "Kids" Giving at the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner, 5-9:30pm

11/8: All About Kids Slumber Party in Crestwood 6:30pm-9am or 6:30pm-11pm

11/8: Bourbon & Bingo for FOP of Oldham County at Third Turn Oldham Gardens in Crestwood, 6-10pm

11/9: FREE! Come Sew with Us: Sit & Sew Style Workshop at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension in LaGrange (Buckner area), 10am-3pm

11/9: Immaculate Conception Fall Festival in LaGrange, 2-7:30pm

11/9-11/10: Oldham Arts Fall Show at the John W. Black Center in LaGrange (Buckner area), 10am-5pm on Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sunday

11/11: South Crafty Kids Club at the South Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 1pm & 4pm

11/12: FREE! Steam Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/12: FREE! OCPL Teens: Art of the Cards at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 5:30-7:00pm

11/13: FREE! Spark at the South Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/13: FREE! Scamper Squad Family Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm

11/14: Cottage Play Groups with Bluebird Cottage School at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 9am-12pm

11/14: FREE! South Page Folders (adult program) at the South Oldham Public Library in Crestwood, 10:30am-12pm

11/14: FREE! Kindness Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/14: FREE! Mahan Lego Club at the Oldham County Public Library Mahan Branch in Goshen, 4pm.

11/14: FREE! South OCPL Teens: Cook's Nook with Miss Julie at the South Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 4:30-6:00pm

11/14: FREE! OCPL Teens Smells Like Teen Spirits: Mothman at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 5:30-7:30pm

11/15: Autumn Family Fridays with Bluebird Cottage School at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 9:30-11:30am

11/15: CANstruction Oldham County 1st Annual Competition at the Oldham County Family YMCA in Buckner, 5-7pm

11/16: 360 DC Turkey Trotter 5 mile run/4k walk at Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area), 8am

11/16: Belknap Event Center Holiday Bazaar at the North Oldham Lion's Club in Prospect, 9am-4pm

11/16: FREE! Open Game Day at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 1pm

11/16: Thanksgiving Clay Workshop at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 1:30-3:30pm, $15 per participant.

11/16: Parent's Night Out at Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect, 6-9:30pm

11/17: Harrods Creek Trail Bash 5k/10k at Harrods Creek Park in Prospect

11/17: Lady Scarlett's Topsy Turvy Tea Party at Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner, 3pm

11/18: South Shake & Bake Club at the South Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 1pm & 4pm

11/19: FREE! Art Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/19: FREE! OCPL Teens: Anime Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 5:30-7:00pm

11/19: FREE! South Flashlight Readers (adult program) at the South Oldham Public Library in Crestwood, 6:30-8pm

11/20: FREE! Spark at the South Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/20: FREE! Scamper Squad Family Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm

11/20: Pack Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child at Real Family Church in LaGrange, 6:30-8:30pm

11/21: Cottage Play Groups with Bluebird Cottage School at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 9am-12pm

11/21: FREE! South Breakfast Book Club (adult program) at the South Oldham Public Library in Crestwood, 10:30am-12pm

11/21: FREE! Pokemon Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/21: FREE! Mahan Makers Club at the Oldham County Public Library Mahan Branch in Goshen, 4pm. Sign ups online.

11/21: FREE! South OCPL Teens: Teen Gaming with Miss Julie at the South Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 4:30-6:00pm

11/21-23: Thoroughly Millie at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

11/22: Toddler Art & Play with Little Wildflower Art Studio at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 10-10:45am

11/23: FREE! Nutcracker Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am. Sign ups online.

11/23: Chili Cook-off at the South Oldham Fire Department in Crestwood, 12-3pm

11/23: Crestwood Civic Club Holiday Home Tour & Luncheon, 10am-2:30pm, Ticket fee.

11/23: Colonial Williamsburg Centerpiece Workshop at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 1-3pm. $15 members/$20 non-members, reservations required.

11/26: FREE! Thankful for Snowmen Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am

11/27: 2nd Annual Pig Roast and Back Bar Hibernation Hootenanny at Third Turn Oldham Gardens in Crestwood, 6-9pm

11/28: FREE! Thanksgiving Hike with the Brownsboro Trail Alliance in Crestwood, 9:30-11:30am

11/29-30: Yuletide at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 4:30-7:30pm (Also on 12/1 and 12/6-12/8)

11/30: Shop Small Saturday - Support our small businesses this day!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

LaGrange Halloween MAINia

Oldham Family Fun loves Main Street in Downtown LaGrange. The family-owned businesses and restaurants open their doors to families in October for a fun day of trick or treating through the historic area. 

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 photo eli walking out_zpsv8kogwev.jpgHalloween MAINia is a fun, family-friendly event held in October in Downtown LaGrange. The 2019 date is Saturday, October 26th 11am-3pm.

Families are invited to dress up in their best Halloween costumes and get treats from several of the participating area businesses.  Look for the orange pumpkin signs in the store windows, walk inside and collect treats.  Visit the tents set up outside also.  The Oldham County Public Library sets up along Main Street and has fun games to play and book characters.  There are other fun activity booths set up outside, too.

There is a costume contest beginning at 1pm.  The event organizers encourage you to register for the contest early.  It's a lot of fun to see the different costumes.  Make sure you take time to either enter the contest or watch the contenders.  There is a costume contest for your pets, too!

 photo barber shop_zpshcejndzq.jpgMy kids loved the Candy Swap Shop last year.  The Candy Swap Shop is set up inside Rainy Day Resale and is a place for children to swap their candy for different toys and trinkets.  This is great for children that might have some dietary restrictions.

If you're looking to extend your Halloween fun, downtown LaGrange also has ghost tours scheduled during October. The Spirits of LaGrange Ghost tours are recommended for children over the age of 12 and tickets can be purchased online.

Grab a cup of coffee at LaGrange Coffee Roasters and enjoy your time on Main Street.  Browse the merchandise and grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants.  Halloween MAINia is a great way to support Oldham County businesses and celebrate Halloween with your family and friends.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Cheap Fall Break Fun!

Are you planning to stay home over Fall Break? If so, we have some fun ideas for you that hopefully won't break the bank! 

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Oldham County students are off of school October 18-27, 2019

HALLOWEEN EVENTS:
Check out our full list here.
Louisville events here.

Check out Halloween on Hillcrest!

FALL FESTIVALS:
Check out our full list here.
Louisville events here.

FARMS/ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS:
Foxhollow Farm
Explore this lovely Crestwood farm over Fall Break. Learn more here.

Mulberry Orchard
Located in Shelbyville
Harvest Festival running on the weekends through October 27th. Pumpkin patch, farm playground, corn maze, food and more!

Gallrein Farms
Located in Shelbyville
Several activities available only on the weekends, but if you want cheap fall fun, go during the week where you can visit the farm animals, play on the hay pyramid and enjoy a hayride to the pumpkin patch for less money.

Henry's Ark
Visit this little gem petting zoo in Prospect.  Don't forget to bring a donation for their revitalization project!  Also, remember they are closed on Mondays and you cannot feed the animals.
FREE (bring a donation!)

Salato Wildlife Education Center
Just a short drive to Frankfort.  Learn about Kentucky native animals!
Children ages 5-18 $3, Adults $5
Closed on Sunday & Monday.  Check out their Halloween event too!

ARTS & CRAFTS:
Cailin Art Studio
Check their Facebook page and website for updates on their studio events and hours. 

Whet Your Palette
This fun paint studio in Anchorage has drop in painting hours and Happy Hour Specials!  Check out their website for a full schedule!

Speed Art Museum
Free admission on Sundays.

PARKS:
Wednesday Wonders
The Parklands of Floyds Fork (two different times/locations in the park)
Wednesday, October 23rd (10:30-11:30am or 2:30-3:30pm)
Explore a new science wonder with a story and related science experiment. Recommended for children ages 7 and under.
$5 per person (children & adults)

Wilderness Louisville Forest Adventures & Campout
Jefferson Memorial Forest
Saturday, October 19th
FREE (fee for camping, if you choose to camp)
4-10pm

ColorFest
Bernheim Forest
Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th
Celebrate the fall season at ColorFest – a family favorite! Visitors can slingshot pumpkins, navigate the hay maze, make mud pies, and enjoy a hayride in the splendor of Bernheim’s colorful landscape. Other highlights include live music, hands-on nature activities, unique local foods, Kentucky arts and craft vendors, and more.
$10 per carload
10am-4pm

Josephine Sculpture Park
Located in Frankfort, this park is open 365 days.  Participate in the several scavenger hunts, look at the many sculptures on the grounds, have a picnic and enjoy the beautiful park. On October 26th, you can enjoy Owls at JSP 1-3pm ($5)

Clifty Falls State Park
Located about an hour away in Madison, Indiana, this park has several trails to walk, playgrounds, a lodge for dining and beautiful waterfalls.  Check out the walking trail along the Ohio River and Main Street in Madison while you're visiting. Follow their events page on Facebook..

Check out an Oldham County Park, picnic at Lake Jericho (boat and kayak rentals available) or visit a Hiking or Walking Trail!

MOVIES:

Sauerbeck Family Drive-In
Follow their events page on Facebook to keep up with movie schedules and Retro Night ($10 per carload).  They have a fun Halloween event planned on October 26th.

Village 8 Movie Theater
Watch a movie for as cheap as $2!

Louisville Palace
Hocus Pocus is showing on 10/18 at 8pm if you want to see it on the big screen in a super cool theater. Tickets are $8.

Outdoor Movie Night at Home
Learn more here.

INDOOR:
All About Kids Sports Center
Open gym/swim for 18 years and younger. Fall break camp also available.

Oldham County Public Library
They have several activities to choose from during Fall Break.  Read a book, play a board game or check out one of their special events happening at all 3 branches.  On October 23rd, they are showing Toy Story 4 at the Main Branch in LaGrange at 4pm. You can also visit with penguins at the Main Branch on 10/24 at 11am or 2pm.

LaGrange Community Center
Open gym, board games, indoor walking track available for Oldham County residents to use for free! Facebook page here.

House of Boom
Grab some friends and get a group discount rate!

Main Event
Check out their Specials Tab for unlimited activity deals.

Renaissance Fun Park
They have several FALL SPECIAL deals! Check out their website for more information.

CAMPS:
Maybe you need a break from all the kid fun or a place for the kids to play while you work or play yourself?  Check out these Fall Break camps here.

ONE DAY TRIPS:
Check out some of our friends' awesome sites for some day trip ideas!
Indianapolis Area - Indy with Kids
Lexington Area - Lex Fun 4 Kids
Cincinnati Area - 365 Cincinnati
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Fall Break Camps

Looking for a fun place for your kids to hang out, learn, be active and more during Fall Break? Here are a few options in and around Oldham County. 

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Whether you or your kids need one day or a few days, Oldham County has some fun camp options over Fall Break.

All About Kids Sports Center
6400 Crestwood Station, Crestwood
502-365-1386
October 21-24
9am-5pm (Early drop off and late pick up available.)
Facebook here

Oldham County Family YMCA
20 Quality Place, Buckner
502-222-9358
October 21-25
7am-6pm
Facebook here

Sweetness
6408 W Hwy 146, #1, Crestwood
502-916-3638
October 22-25
10am-12pm
Facebook here.

Performance Equine Therapy & Training Mommy & Me Horseback Riding Class
867 HWY 421 N, Bedford, 40006
502-888-4843
10am-12pm
Saturday, 10/26 & Sunday, 10/27
Facebook here.

KaZoing
3600 Chamberlain Lane Suite 218, Louisville
502-412-1500
MDO programs running M/W/F
9am-1pm
Facebook here.
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