Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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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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
Women Playing Hamlet at Little Colonel Players in Pewee Valley. March & April showtimes.
History Hounds at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 10am 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 & 3/26


MARCH EVENTS:

Lenten Fish Fry List here.

3/2: FREE! Open Play Café at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 10am

3/2: FREE! South: Shake & Bake Kids Cooking Club at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 1pm & 4pm. Sign ups online.

3/2: FREE! Words & Wiggles at St. Francis School in Goshen, 10am.

3/3: FREE! OCPL Teens Main: Artist Block at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 5:30-7pm

3/4: FREE! South Spark at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm Sign ups online.

3/4: FREE! Scamper Squad at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm.

3/5-7: Alice in Wonderland at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

3/6: Battle of the Bowls Chili Cook-off with Hope Health Clinic at City Place in LaGrange. 6:30-9pm

3/6: FREE! Family Movie Night at the LaGrange Community Center, 6:30pm

3/7: Guided Hike with Brownsboro Trail Alliance in Crestwood, 10am

3/7: FREE! KidTech Summit at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 9:30-12pm

3/7: FREE! Open Game Day at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 1-5pm

3/7: FREE! Open Play Café at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 10am

3/7: FREE! OCPL Teens Main: Card Bored at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 1-4pm

3/9: FREE! Fit for Space at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm

3/11: FREE! South Spark at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm Sign ups online.

3/11: FREE! Scamper Squad at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm.

3/12: FREE! Lego Robotics at the Mahan Branch Library in Goshen, 4pm. Sign ups online.

3/12: Clover Leaf 5k at Briar Hill Park in Crestwood, 6:30pm. $25 early registration/$30

3/12: FREE! OCPL Teens South: Cook Nook at the South Oldham Public Library in Crestwood, 4:30pm

3/13: Parent's Night Out at the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner, 5-9:30pm

3/13: All About Kids Slumber Party in Crestwood 6:30pm-9am or 6:30pm-11pm

3/14: FREE! Founder's Day Celebration in Pewee Valley, 4:30-10:30pm

3/16: FREE! Open Play Café at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 10am

3/17: FREE! OCPL Teens Main: Anime Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 5:30pm

3/18: FREE! South Spark at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm Sign ups online.

3/18: FREE! Scamper Squad at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm.

3/19: FREE! Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen.

3/19: Nancy Drew Mystery Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor in Buckner, 6:30pm

3/19: FREE! Maker Night: Star Globes at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm

3/19-21: Disney's Camp Rock the Musical at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

3/19-21: Covenant United Methodist Church Consignment Sale in LaGrange. 22nd & 23rd 9am-2pm & 6-8pm and the 24th 8am-12pm

3/20 & 3/21: Saint John Kid's Kloset Consignment Sale in Prospect. 9am-7pm and 9am-1pm

3/20: FREE! Teen Night at the LaGrange Community Center, 6:30pm

3/21: FREE! Tree Seedling Giveaway at the Oldham County Conservation District in LaGrange, 9am-12pm

3/21: FREE! Family Cooking Class at the LaGrange Community Center, 10am

3/21: FREE! Tale & Tails at the Mahan Branch Public Library in Goshen, 11am

3/21: FREE! Cooking in Space at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange. For ages 14 and up. 1-2:30pm

3/21: Parent's Night Out at the Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect, 6-9pm

3/23: FREE! Open Play Café at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 10am

3/25: FREE! South Spark at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm Sign ups online.

3/25: FREE! Scamper Squad at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm.

3/25: FREE! Family Craft Night at the LaGrange Community Center, 6pm

3/25: FREE! OCPL Teens Mahan: Anime Club at the Mahan Branch Public Library in Goshen, 5:30pm

3/26: Garden Series: Flower Power at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, 6:30-8:30pm

3/26: FREE! Magic School Bus Celebration at the Mahan Public Library in Goshen. Program is for K-5. Sugn ups online. 4pm

3/26: FREE! Movie Night (for adults) at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6-8pm

3/28: Opening Day at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 10am-4pm

3/28: Spring Wildflower Walk with Brownsboro Trail Alliance in Crestwood, 10am

3/28: Jr Ranger Program at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 10:30-11:30am

3/30: FREE! Open Play Café at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 10am
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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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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 2/28-4/3
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 free class at Next Level Martial Arts.
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.

Updated 2/9/2020
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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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