Monday, February 24, 2020

Leap Day Activities

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Leap Day occurs every four years!  Here are our picks to celebrate the extra day, filled with fun and family!  Happy February 29th!


Leap into reading fun at the Oldham County Public Library ! Check out a maker box, play a board game or visit the Discover Exoplanets exhibit at the Main Branch.

Leap and jump around at Power & Grace Gymnastics in Prospect. Open gym on Saturday 12-12:50pm

Leap into exploring the Creasey Mahan Nature Center! Find creatures in the center that leap and jump! Center is open on Saturday 10am-2pm

Leap for outdoor fun playing basketball at Peggy Baker Park, Wendell Moore Park or indoors at the LaGrange Community Center. Or play hopscotch, jump rope or hop like a frog at home or at a park!

Enjoy an "extra" treat from Dough Baby Donuts, Q&A Sweet Treats or Wilder's Café!

Outside of Oldham County options: 

Save some "extra" money with these Museum Row Discounts! Click on the link to learn which Louisville museums are offering 50% off admission in February.  Some are as low as $5! 

Derby Dinner Playhouse is showing "A Year with Frog & Toad" on Leap Day. What a fitting show for the special day and it's super family-friendly!

Leap into the warm indoor Mary T. Meagher pool in Crescent Hill. The Friday before Leap Day is Family Night. Free swim from 7-9pm. We love swimming indoors during the colder months!

Jump around at Defy Louisville.



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Friday, February 21, 2020

Weekend Fun for Oldham County Families

Here are some fun ideas for February 21 - February 23, 2020

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FridayStuart Little & Musicville are playing at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

Saturday: Head to the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange for their Jr. Ranger Program, 10:30-11:30am. $5 per child. For ages 7-12.

Sunday: Louisville Family Fun is hosting a Summer Camp Fair at the Sawyer Hayes Community Center out at Tom Sawyer Park. You can learn about camps around town, enter to win prizes and get some freebies! Admission is free!

Check out the weekend fun in Louisville!

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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, February 26th and then on Fridays, 2/28-4/3 (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 February 28th
5-8pm 

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
LaGrange
Fridays, 2/28-4/3
4:30-7:30pm

North Oldham Lions Club
Prospect
Friday Nights beginning 3/6-4/3
5-7:30pm
Drive thru and carryout only!

St. James Episcopal Church
Pewee Valley
Lenten Soup Suppers every Wednesday beginning 3/4
6:30pm

Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church
Pewee Valley
Fish Fry Dinner on 4/10

Here's a big list of options in Louisville!
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Sunday, February 9, 2020

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 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, Maples Park, Briar Hill Park or Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.
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. (Under construction soon.)
13. Fly a kite at Maples Park.
14. Take advantage of the clear country sky and stargaze with your family.
15. Sign up for VBS in the summer!
16. Search the 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, Peggy Baker 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 Wendell Moore Park!
34. Participate in or listen to the Monday Night Jam Session at LaGrange Coffee Roasters.
35. Splash at the new splash pad this Spring at Maples Park!
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. Check out the art exhibits at Gallery 104 in downtown LaGrange.
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.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

History Hounds at the Oldham County History Center

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

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History fun for preschool aged children in Oldham County!

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 August-December and February-May on Thursday mornings 10-11am.

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 per session for non-members.

Check out their calendar or Facebook page to learn about the different themes.
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Monday, February 3, 2020

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 20: 9am-7pm
March 21: (half price specials on this day): 9am-1pm

Covenant United Methodist Church
909 West Jefferson Street
LaGrange, KY 40031
March 19 & 20: 9am-2pm & 6-8pm
March 21: (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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Monday, January 27, 2020

February Fun in Oldham County


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.
FREE! Enjoy free admission to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood December 17-March 27
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.
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
2/1-2/2, 2/6-2/9: Angel Street at Little Colonel Players in Pewee Valley. Different showtimes.
2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27: History Hounds at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 10am

Valentine's Day Events HERE!

FEBRUARY EVENTS

2/1: Winter Tree Walk with the Brownsboro Trail Alliance in Crestwood, 10am-12pm

2/1: Stars Hallow High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor and Boutique in Buckner, 11am-3pm

2/3: FREE! South Book Worms at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 1pm & 4pm

2/5: 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 2/12)

2/5: FREE! SPARK at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

2/5: FREE! Scamper Squad Family Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm.

2/6: FREE! Mahan Pokémon Jr at the Mahan Branch Library in Goshen, 4pm. Sign ups online.

2/6: FREE! Slime Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4:15pm. Sign up online.

2/6: FREE! South: Artist Block for Teens at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4:30-6pm

2/7: Parent's Night Out at the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner, 5-10pm

2/7: FREE! A Night of Stars at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 7-9pm

2/7: FREE! Father/Daughter Dance at Crestwood United Methodist Church, 6:30-8:30pm. Free, but a love offering is appreciated!

2/7: FREE! Family Movie Night at the LaGrange Community Center. They are playing Moana, 6:30-9pm

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

2/8: Valentine’s Day Clay Workshop at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood (ages 5-adult), 10am-12pm

2/8: FREE! The Snowy Day Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am. Sign ups online.

2/8: Family History Series: Tea with the Queen at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 1-3pm. $15 per person.

2/8: FREE! Spring Home Projects Show at Watts Home Center in LaGrange, 10am-4pm

2/9: 10th Annual Chocolate Crawl in Downtown LaGrange on Main Street, 11:00am-4:00pm

2/10: FREE! Words & Wiggles at St. Francis School in Goshen, 10am.

2/10: FREE! South Crafty Kids Club at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 1 & 4pm. Sign ups online.

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

2/12: 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.

2/12: FREE! SPARK at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

2/12: FREE! Scamper Squad Family Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm.

2/13: Galentine's Day with Good News Homes at Hometown Pizza event room in LaGrange, 12-1pm.

2/13: FREE! LEGO Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

2/13: FREE! Mahan LEGO Club at the Oldham County Public Library in Goshen, 4pm.

2/13: Burning Love High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner, 6:30pm

2/14: Parent's Night Out with Girl Scout Troop 2221 at St. James Episcopal Church in Pewee Valley, 6-10pm. Ages 1-10 years old, Pizza, arts & crafts, games & movies. Reservations required @ kytroop2221@gmail.com

2/14: Valentine's Date Night Girl Scout Troop 1013 Babysitting at LaGrange Fire & Rescue Station #, 6-10pm. Ages 2-10. Pizza, movies, crafts, games. Reservations required. pmgibsonz@gmail.com or chardin5171@gmail.com

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

2/14: Food is Love Free dessert at Gustavo's locations, 5-10pm

2/14 & 2/15: Special Valentine's Day Weekend at Sauerbeck Family Drive-in in LaGrange, $10 carload for two throwback romantic movies.

2/15: FREE! 12th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, 10am-1pm

2/15: FREE! Painting from the Pantry at the Oldham County Public Library in Goshen, 1-3pm. Ages 8 and up.

2/15: FREE! Open Game Day at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 1pm.

2/15: Parent's Night Out at the Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect, 6-9:30pm

2/15: Burning Love High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner, 11am-3pm

2/18-2/20: Gustavo's LaGrange 5 Year Celebration. 3 days of celebration!

2/19: FREE! SPARK at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

2/19: FREE! Scamper Squad Family Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm.

2/20: FREE! Art Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

2/20: FREE! Mahan Makers Club at the Oldham County Public Library in Goshen, 4pm. Sign ups online.

2/20-2/22: Stuart Little & Musicville at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

2/21: FREE! Teen Night at the LaGrange Community Center YMCA, 6:30-10:30pm

2/22: FREE! Fancy Nancy Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am. Sign ups online.

2/22: Jr. Ranger Program at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 10:30-11:30am. $5 per child. For ages 7-12.

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2/26: FREE! Family Crafting Night at the LaGrange Community Center YMCA, 6-7:30pm
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Monday, January 20, 2020

Valentine's Day Fun in Oldham County

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!

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Valentine's Day Fun in and around Oldham County! 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

2/7 Father/Daughter Dance
Crestwood United Methodist Church
6:30-8:30pm
Free, but a love offering is appreciated!
RSVP through link.

2/8 Valentine’s Day Clay Workshop
Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood
10am-12pm
Ages 5-Adult
$15 per participant

2/8 10th Annual Chocolate Crawl
Downtown LaGrange on Main Street
11:00am-4:00pm
$10 per ticket until February 1st.

2/8 For the Love of Music
Hosted by St. James Episcopal Church at The Waldeck Mansion in Crestwood
5-10pm

2/10 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.

2/14 & 2/15 Special Valentine's Day Weekend at Sauerbeck Family Drive-in
$10 carload for two throwback romantic movies.

2/14 Food is Love
Free dessert at Gustavo's locations
5-10pm

2/15 Burning Love High Tea
Sisters Tea Parlour & Boutique in Buckner
11am-3pm

Looking for childcare options so you can celebrate alone?

2/7 Parent's Night Out
Oldham County YMCA in Buckner
Ages 4-12 5-9:30pm
Ages 6 weeks-4 5-9:30pm

2/14 All About Kids Slumber Party
Crestwood
6:30pm-9am option or 6:30pm-11pm option
Ages 4-15 

2/14 Parent's Night Out with Girl Scout Troop 2221
St. James Episcopal Church in Pewee Valley
6-10pm
Ages 1-10 years old
Pizza, arts & crafts, games & movies. Reservations required @ kytroop2221@gmail.com

2/14 Valentine's Date Night Girl Scout Troop 1013 Babysitting
LaGrange Fire & Rescue Station #1
6-10pm
Ages 2-10
Pizza, movies, crafts, games. Reservations required. pmgibsonz@gmail.com or chardin5171@gmail.com

2/15 Parent's Night Out
Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect
6-9:30pm
Ages 6 weeks-12
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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Road Races in Oldham County

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We found some fun races and obstacle courses in Oldham County for just about everyone and every skill-level!  Many of these events are kid-friendly with Kid Zones, races and short distances!  Also, many of the events support great local causes.  Get out and exercise in beautiful Oldham County!

LIST UPDATED: 1/16/2020

March
3/12 Oldham County Parks & Rec Cloverleaf 5K
Briar Hill Park in Crestwood

April 
4/18 Oldham County Parks & Rec Earth Day 5K
Morgan Conservation Park in LaGrange

Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area)

TBA South Oldham Fire 5k Run
South Oldham Fire Department in Crestwood

June 


July 
7/11 Firecracker 5k Run and 2 mile walk
Westport Park in Westport

TBA YMCA Family Mud Run
Buckner

August 
8/22 Sprint Triathlon
Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area)

September 


October
10/3 Paws in the Park Dog Walk with the Oldham County Humane Society
North Oldham Lions Club in Goshen

10/4 OCEA Skeleton 5k Run/2 mile Walk
Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area)

TBA  2020 Blue Challenge 5k
Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange, (Buckner area)

November 
11/21 360 Degree Turkey Trotter 5 mile Run/Walk
Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange (Buckner area)

Harrod's Creek Trail Bash
Harrods Creek Park in Prospect

December 
12K's of Christmas
LaGrange Baptist Church
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Sunday, January 12, 2020

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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Where You Start Matters. With over 50 years as Louisville’s premier progressive school for children age 2-through-5th-grade, we continually set new standards for best practices in education. Virginia Chance School provides two lead teachers in every classroom, integrated outdoor learning for all students, a Play-Based Preschool curriculum with real Science, Spanish, Art, Music and P.E. classes by specialist teachers in dedicated classrooms, and a multi-age elementary program. Call now to arrange a tour of our school and 26-acre campus that includes woods, fields, gardens, Goose Creek and The Learning Greenhouse! It’s the ideal place for children to develop a lifelong love of learning.

Tour Today! 502-425-6904 or admissions@chanceschool.org
Virginia Chance School 4200 Lime Kiln Lane, Louisville, KY 40222 www.Instagram.com/VirginiaChanceSchool
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BUCKNER

Loving Hands Learning Center
1000 Buckner Center Suite 1, LaGrange, KY 40031

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

CRESTWOOD

Bluebird Cottage School
8905 Hwy 329 Crestwood, KY, 40014
502-544-0603

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 Goshen, KY 40026
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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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

2020 Bucket List of Fun in Oldham County

Happy New Year!  Many of us wrote down plans, resolutions, goals, etc. for 2020, 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?

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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. Don't forget that Yew Dell Botanical Gardens offers free admission starting in December until March 27th. A great event to check out this month on February 8th 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 Teen Night, Family Craft Night, 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. The Sauerbeck Family Drive-In usually starts showing movies around this time.  If so, support this local family by watching a double feature at their drive-in movie theater. We love their throwback nights where movie watchers can experience two older movies for only $10 a carload! We also hope to hear that the sprayground at Maples Park in Crestwood is finally open to enjoy!

June - The start of summer means more outdoor activities and festivals!  Arts on the Green is a neat festival showcasing artists' work.  The 2020 show will be held at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens. Read our review hereThe LaGrange Railroad Museum is also a fun place to check out.  Check out the museum and learn more about what they have to offer for families. Admission is free (donations are encouraged!) 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 hereHidden 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 is $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.  Other great and free holiday events are Yule Log in Pewee Valley and Light Up LaGrange.
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Sunday, January 5, 2020

January Events in Oldham County

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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.
FREE! Enjoy free admission to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood December 17-March 27
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.
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

JANUARY EVENTS:

1/6: FREE! South Crafty Kids Club at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 1 & 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/7: FREE! OCPL Teens Main Anime Club at the LaGrange Library, 5:30pm

1/8: FREE! SPARK at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/9: FREE! Take Care of Your Smile Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/9: FREE! Mahan Pokémon Jr at the Mahan Branch Library in Goshen, 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/9: FREE! OCPL Teens South Artists Block at the Crestwood Branch, 4:30-6pm

1/10: Parent's Night Out at the Oldham County Family YMCA in Buckner for ages 6 weeks - 4 years old, 5-9:30pm

1/10: Parent's Night Out at the Oldham County Family YMCA in Buckner for ages 4-12, 5-9:30pm

1/10: All About Kids Slumber Party in Crestwood 6:30pm-9am or 6:30pm-11pm

1/11: FREE! Princess vs. Ninja Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am. Sign ups online.

1/13: FREE! Words & Wiggles at St. Francis School in Goshen, 10-10:30am

1/13: FREE! South Shake & Bake Club at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 1 & 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/14: FREE! OCPL Teens Main Scoobathon 3 at the LaGrange Branch, 5:30-7pm

1/15: FREE! SPARK at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/15: FREE! Family Craft Night at the LaGrange Community Center, 6pm

1/15: FREE! Scamper Squad Family Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm.

1/16: FREE! Mahan Lego Club at the Mahan Branch Library in Goshen, 4pm.

1/18: FREE! Mahan Zentangle Workshop at the Mahan Branch Library in Goshen for ages 8 and up. Drop in from 1-3pm

1/18: Parent's Night Out at the Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect, 6-9:30pm

1/22: FREE! SPARK at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/22: FREE! Scamper Squad Family Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm.

1/22: FREE! OCPL Teens Mahan Anime Club at the Mahan Branch in Goshen, 5:30-7pm

1/22: Farmer and Foodie Cooking Class at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 6-8pm

1/23: FREE! Mahan Makers Club at the Mahan Branch Library in Goshen, 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/23: FREE! Dogman Afternoon at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/23: FREE! Garden Series: Plant These for the Birds and the Bees at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, 6:30-10pm

1/24 & 1/25: Father/Daughter Dance at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area), 6:30-8:30pm

1/25: Junior Ranger Program at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 10:30-11:30am

1/25: FREE! Preschool Open House at Bluebird Cottage School at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 2-4pm

1/25: FREE! OCPL Teens Main Gamer Gathering/Card Bored at the LaGrange Branch, 1-4pm

1/25: Youth Lock-in at the Oldham County Family YMCA in Buckner, 7pm-7am

1/27: FREE! South Sprouts Gardening Club at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 1 & 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/28: FREE! OCPL Teens Main Artist Block at the LaGrange Branch, 5:30-7pm

1/29: FREE! SPARK at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/29: FREE! Scamper Squad Family Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm.

1/30: FREE! Mahans Series Scooby Doo Celebration at the Mahan Branch Library in Goshen, 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/30: FREE! Kindness Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

1/30: Stars Hollow High Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor in Buckner, 6:30-8:30pm
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