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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Free Things to Do in and Around Louisville, KY - October 2016

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October 1-31: #LoveLouFamFun Fall Photo Scavenger Hunt
Participate all month long in this free fun-filled scavenger hunt! Check out more info about it here!

October 1: Spencer County Oktoberfest
There will be an old fashioned family fun parade and festival in downtown Taylorsville. While you're there, check out other things to do in the area by visiting Shelby Family Fun!

October 1-9: Harvest Homecoming in New Albany, Indiana
This week long festival in southern Indiana is a staple of autumn in the air in Kentuckiana! Check out this brochure which lists tons of information for the whole week including a festival map and complete schedule of events-be sure to check out all of the arts and crafts booths, the kids' dog show, pumpkin painting with the Carnegie Center and much more.

October 8 (8:30am-6pm) and October 9 (11am-5pm): Bowman Field Aviation Heritage Festival
Head out to Bowman Field for the first ever festival all about the heritage of aviation! The festival does have a ticket price but one fun feature of the festival is the Hot Air Balloon Rally on 10/8 with lift off at 8:30am; head out and watch the balloons!

October 8 (9am-5pm): Southwest Community Festival
This fall festival is held in the southwest part of Jefferson County at Sun Valley Park. There will be activities in mind for all ages, including a specific toddler town area for preschoolers and younger, as well as games and inflatables for older kids and a teen town and information for seniors. A street rods car show and live music will also be part of the entertainment.

October 8 (11am-4pm): Highview Community Festival and Parade and Car Show
Located in the ValuMarket Outer Loop Plaza, the festival will have lots of arts and crafts booths to browse as well as games and amusement for kids and many food vendors.

October 15 (11am-2pm):  Ninth and O Baptist Fall Fest
There will be food, games, a hay maze, inflatables, petting zoo, pony rides and more! It's free and open to the community.

October 19: Trick or treating, fun and family-friendly haunted house for littles, free and open to the community! At Oldham County YMCA in Buckner. See Oldham Family Fun for more ideas for FREE FUN in October!

October 22 (2:30pm-5pm): Louisville Pipe Band at Southwest Regional Library
Bring the whole family and come enjoy a lively pipe band performance. There will be information about free piping and drumming lessons. This program is suitable for all ages.

October 28 (5-8 pm): Family Fall Festival with Chick-fil-A at Jefferson Commons. Inflatables, music, face-painting and more!

October 29 (10am-11am): Spooky Dance Party at Main Library
For children ages 3-7, head to the Main Library downtown and boogie down to some slightly scary stories and songs. You can even wear your costumes if you want!

See our Fall Festivals List for more ideas for October!! Go have some fall fun!

By guest contributor: Erin

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Family Vacation Southwest of St. Louis, Missouri

 photo 20151024_150225-1_zpstitfjtih.jpgThere are some great places to visit southwest of St Louis, Missouri. We recently went for a weekend visit. It's about a 4 hour drive from Louisville (don't forget they are an hour behind us on Central Time). Here's my recommendations for the weekend, or to add to your week-long stay in St Louis:

Grants Farm is a 281 acre historic farm and animal reserve open to the public. The property was at one time owned by Ulysses S. Grant and is now owned by the Busch family, who owned the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company. Grant's Farm is free to enter, but there is a $12 per vehicle parking fee that helps to maintain the farm.

 photo 2ee75982-7bad-4f82-8ded-5e5f973c3c9c_zps4ynpbtw2.jpgWhen you first arrive, you can go visit the clydesdale horses or take a free tram ride to get to the attractions. As you ride the tram you can hear about the farm, view the animals as they roam the park (there are over 900 species of animals from 8 different continents), and ride by a cabin called "Hardscrabble," which was built by Ulysses S. Grant.

 photo 20151024_135458_zpswby3dcgk.jpgYou can then visit the attractions, see free shows, feed some animals, ride some animals or the carousel, and visit the Bauernhof area with the Brat Haus (reasonable prices considering you have no alternatives - we spent about $40 for lunch for 4 of us). In this area you can also view historic carriages, horses, and get 2 FREE BEERS per visitor over 21 years old! You will have to pay for the rides - $5 per camel or horse ride, $2 for carousel, $7 for a 30 minute paddle boat ride, $1 feed for the animals, and there are 2 souvenir shops.

The park is open from April through October (we were there in October and really enjoyed seeing the Halloween decorations in daylight - it's a separate fee and night schedule for Halloween special nights - check the website for their schedule.

Ulysses S. Grant Historical Site is located across the street from Grant's Farm. We left the car and walked over. My kids were not exactly thrilled about taking the free tour through the visitor center, stable museum, and the main house, White Haven. However they did enjoy filling out the the free activity booklet for the Junior Ranger program to get bages, they enjoyed the cannons outside, the open areas to run around, and the costumes in the museum.

Grant was a very interesting man. He was a Civil War general who saved the Union and the 18th President of the United States. Grant spent a lot of time at White Haven, and it has been restored to its time when Grant lived there, down to its Paris Green exterior color. It is unfurnished, you are not allowed to go to the 2ND floor due to safety reasons, and there are several stairs to enter the White Haven house.

 photo 20151024_153100_zpsvj0i9jbt.jpgIt is open daily year-round, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day). Free visits to the Main House are usually offered every hour or half-hour.

Grant's Trail is a paved path that is an 8 mile stretch that used to be part of a railroad system. Part of it runs right between Grant's Farm and the Grant Historical Site. It's a great path to walk, run, stroller, rollblade, bike, or just let your kids burn off some energy.

 photo IMG_3888_zps14uoipwu.jpg The Magic House is a children's museum that has hundreds of hands on exhibits for young kids (teens may be bored). The Magic House has an indoor area of over 55,000 square feet on four floors. It is a wonderful place with a ton to do, but it can get EXTREMELY crowded. If you don't like crowds of kids, you may want to try to go during off season, first thing, or later in the day. You can easily spend half a day, but a lot of kids will be happy with being there all day. You can eat at the The Picnic Basket CafĂ© which is reasonably priced, or just eat a big breakfast or lunch and late dinner to spend your time playing. The Museum is $10 each to enter. It is open 11-5:30pm Sunday, 12-5:30pm Tuesday-Thursday, and 9:30-5:30 Saturday, but check the website to be sure of hours and special exhibits.

Lone Elk Park is a 546 acre wildlife management area that is a neat park to drive through. There are bison, wild turkey, waterfowl, elk and deer wandering around. It is open from 8am to sunset. Pets/domestic animals are not permitted whatsoever, even if in your car.

By Guest Contributor: Caryn

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Review of Chillburger in Louisville, KY

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I decided to check out Chillburger while I was in Valley Station recently and I’m really glad I did. Chillburger is located at 10700 Dixie Hwy, across from the Kroger there and not far from the Gene Synder. It is a drive up or walk-up only restaurant that does have seating outside (some tables have umbrellas). Chillburger is a locally owned restaurant and is known for their hand smashed burgers!

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I ordered a ¼ pound cheese burger and a ¼ pound bacon cheese burger along with some fries, 2 kid’s meals with chicken nuggets, and a small chocolate shake. I ordered 2 fries which was plenty for 3 people and got to enjoy my shake while waiting for our food. All the food is made to order so it takes a little bit to get everything cooked. My milkshake was thick and creamy and everyone enjoyed their burgers and really liked the fries! The signature chill sauce really made the burger! You can add or take away the toppings on the burger if you want, but they come topped with lettuce, tomato, and of course the chill sauce! A kid’s meal comes with a cheese dog or 4 chicken nuggets, fries or applesauce, and either juice or a soft drink for $4.99.

 photo IMG_0504_zpsame5bhde.jpgChillburger also offers hot dogs (cheese dog, Chill Cheese Dog, and their Chill-Cago Dog) along with lots of ice cream choices (sundaes, custards, and chocolate dipped cones). The best part though is that for every Chillburger purchased, they pledge to feed a hungry child. A meal for a meal! Check out Chillburger on Facebook for more information!

By Guest Contributor: Kelly

Monday, September 26, 2016

All About Kids strives to offer the best gymnastics classes in Louisville!

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Preschool Gymnastics: As a parent, you only want the best for your child. The best is what we have to offer! Our preschool program is structured with the focus on the total well-being of each child. This approach allows us to help in the development of a strong learning foundation, which can be added upon in every child’s future. This is a foundation built not only for gymnastics skills, but for life skills as well such as following directions and waiting your turn.

At no other time does your child grow, change, and learn more rapidly than during these early childhood years. We provide a safe, stimulating environment where we will help your child reach his/her developmental potential.

Our preschoolers leave here feeling good about themselves as they learn more life skills and meet more challenges. Our main objective of Tumble Bears is FUN! This is what the kids love and it keeps them wanting to come back. Remember the importance of having fun and just being a kid. Fun and learning go hand in hand. Keep in mind that when there is FUN, learning is present.

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School Age Program (Boys): Boys of all ages enjoy the FUN of gymnastics – it is a kinesthetic, tactile (two general learning senses from birth) and strength building sport activity. Our program is designed for 4 year olds and up. We help kids develop physical abilities in balance, agility and strength while helping benefit the mind through perseverance, confidence and social interaction. While learning solid fundamental gymnastics and gym safety, your child will develop a love for learning and attempting new challenges. Gymnastics will benefit them in life experiences and all other sport activities they may choose in the future. Instruction is given on trampoline and all six Olympic events (floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar).

Take a peek at All About Kids!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Week in Preview September 26th-29th

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Life is good and full of fabuLOUs fun!

Here are my picks for the week!

Live it: Carmicheal's Kids presents Ben Hatke, The New York Times bestselling author and artist of Zita the Spacegirl and Mighty Jack on Monday, September 26th at the Highland's-Shelby Park Library Branch. All ages are welcome but you are asked to RSVP. Find out more here!

Eat it: Have dinner at Logan's Roadhouse on Wednesday for Kids Eat Free! With a purchase of an adult meal, kids 12 and under will receive a meal for free! Check their website for locations and more information!

Move it: Head over to Seneca Park and play a game of soccer this week. Their large field, surrounded by the park’s 1.2-mile walking path, is home to several soccer goals and can make for a fun family activity! 

Learn it: Bring the family for a night of cards: UNO, Phase 10, maybe even Spades. All ages are welcome at the Shively Library Branch for some fun on Monday, September 26th starting at 6:30pm. Learn more here!

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Picks for Things to Do this Weekend around Louisville: September 22,23,24

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Click here for our FALL FESTIVALS list!!

Click here to learn more about our FREE #LoveLouFamFun Scavenger Hunt!

Friday:  Head to Norton Commons for the Sundown Street Party - live music, food and entertainment. It's from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. and it's free (not outside food or drink). Click here for details.

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Head on over to NuluFest - we will be in the kids area with little activity sheets the kids can take to the booths to get stamped and redeem for candy at Muth's Candy!   Snow White will be there from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., bubble fun, family stage entertainment. All activities are free since they are provided by businesses but for the mini golf, bring cash to donate to Lincoln Elementary PTA! The kids area is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Why not take a day trip to beautiful Madison, IN. They are having their popular Festival of Art with a ton of entertainment and I can't express enough what a great little town it is!  It's from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. so visit their website to make plans. 


Psssssst: Tune into the latest episode of Fortyish - Dan & I chat about saving some bucks and things that defined us then..........but not now............

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Halloween 2016 Events in and around Louisville, KY

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September 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15,  21, 22, 28, 29: The Spirits of LaGrange Ghost Tour is a two-hour candlelit walking tour. The tour takes you inside locations with about eight stops along the way for a distance of 12 blocks. Tours depart from the Oldham County History Center 106 North Second Avenue (West Courthouse Square). Due to the potential spirit activity, all 100% genuine, tours are not recommended for children under 12.

September 16th - October 29th: Grim Trails. If you are looking for a scare! (Best for older children)

September 23rd: Ghost Stories with Roberta Simpson Brown. The Author of Queen of the Cold Blooded Tales and 10 other very scary books will be telling some of the scariest stories ever told and will share her latest encounter with the Pope Lick Monster! Starts at 6pm. *This program is not for the faint of heart. Bring brave companions and be prepared to be afraid!

September 24th: Culbertson Mansion Coffin Race starting at 12pm. After the race enjoy the artists, food, and music at the Carnegie Center for the Arts.

September 24 - October 29: Deere Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Southern Indiana’s LARGEST Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch attraction.

September 30th, Oct. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 2016: Literally, A Haunted House - Culbertson Mansion. Not for the faint of heart. Starts at 7pm.

October- various dates: Bass Pro Shops will have FREE Halloween Events.

October 1st: Halloween Spooktacular is Family Fun for All Ages! Enjoy this early Halloween concert at the Brown Theatre for the whole family. Halloween music and activities engage youngsters in the thrill of the orchestra. Plus, a costume parade will end this Spooktacular concert! Pre-Concert activities begin at 10am in the lobby, show starts at 11am.

October 1st starts the ‘World’s Largest Halloween Party’ at the Louisville Zoo! CHEERY, not Eerie. If scary isn't any fun for your little ones, then don’t miss the sweetest party in town. Enjoy your Zoo magically transformed into a living storybook with costumed characters and trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo for kids 11 and under. 5:00pm-8:30pm. October 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30.

 photo LFF 300 x 200 px Haunted Hike 2016 banner_zpskpqm9nsn.jpgOctober 2nd: The Haunted Hike at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve offers Halloween fun for the entire family! This kid-friendly event features a half-mile Fantasy Kiddie Trail with lots of candy stations, a Harvest Hay Village, Inflatable Party Zone, a comic Haunted House, jungle hayrides, treat stations, and fun activities for the entire family. Sunday, October 2, 3 pm – 9 pm (Rain date – Oct 16)

October 8th: Hallow Green Free Costume Swap at The Diaper Fairy Cottage! Halloween might just be our favorite time of year! Join us for a FREE costume swap! Bring in last year's Halloween costume or outgrown dress-up clothes and come back to find something new! Drop off the costume anytime beginning September 1st and before Thursday, October 6th and receive 1 ticket per item that will allow you to "shop" Saturday, October 8th.

October 8th: Louisville Halloween Parade and Festival, 12 - 8 pm. Family-friendly Halloween fun including an all-new street festival from featuring craft booths and live entertainment. The highlight of the event is the 14th Annual Louisville Halloween Parade taking place at 4pm. Don't miss the fun!

October 13 - November 6, 2016: The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular will be held in Iroquois Park with 5,000 carved pumpkins lining a ¼-mile walking trail, illuminated at night as an “art show” daily from dusk to 11 p.m. during the week (Sunday-Thursday) and midnight on Friday & Saturday.

October 15th: Movies at Middletown Library: Casper from 2:00pm-4:30pm. Enjoy making a spooky craft and catching up with everyone’s favorite friendly ghost! This film is rated PG, children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 245-7332 to register.

October 15th: Haunted Halloween Backyard BBQ at Home of the Innocence from 4-7pm! They’ve partnered with local restaurants to prepare a delicious BBQ feast in their haunted backyard. The food is delicious, and there is something for everyone – Halloween costume contests, a haunted trick or treat trail, games and inflatables, a spooky hayride tour of our 8-acre backyard, a petting zoo, and much more!

October 15th: Howl-O-Ween Search and Rescue: at the Cure Lounge. 2pm - 4am. Pet costume contest, pumpkin painting, raffles, prize baskets, adoptable pets, food, drinks, scavenger hunt across Germantown. $30 per person. $100 for team of 4.

October 16th: Halloween Havoc Nerf War from 6-9pm! First annual Halloween themed nerf war! Please bring costumes, Halloween Themed! Ages 12+ only.

October 21st: Friday Dance Party: Monster Mash! at the St. Matthew’s Library. 10:30am - 11:00am. Come in costume for this special Halloween themed dance party! Ages 0-7

October 22nd: Spooky Dance Party for Kids! 10 - 11am. Join us for spooky songs and dances, an activity, and a not-so-scary snack! Shake your sillies out with us. All ages at the Southwest Library.

October 23rd: Fest-O-Ween At Paddock Shops 1 - 4 pm. Enjoy trick-or-treating, children's activities and a FREE pumpkin with a $10 receipt from any Paddock Shops retailer (while supplies last).

October 24th: Halloween Downtown. 301 Mulberry Street Jeffersonville, IN 47130. Join us for Kentuckiana’s largest Halloween Party! The night is filled with trick-or-treating around Big 4 Station Park, inflatables, live entertainment, E.T. on the big screen and much more! Free event for ages 10 & under.

October 28th: Classic Horror Theater at Mary T. Meagher’s for Dive-In Theatre at 7pm with Trunk or Treat & Carnival Games from 4-6pm. They will be showing Hotel Transylvania 2!

October 28th: Dreams with Wings Jack O’Lantern Stroll from 6:00-9:00 pm at Louisville Slugger Field. In addition to the over 1,500 beautifully carved pumpkins lighting the night, the Stroll offers trick-or-treating in the safety of Slugger Field, games, crafts, Louisville’s largest pumpkin pie by Heitzman’s Traditional Bakery, members of the Louisville League of Mascots, University of Louisville athletes, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, live music and so much more.

October 29th: Halloween in Downtown La Grange, Trick-or-Treating at participating shops from 11am to 3pm. Costume Contest at 1pm on Walnut Street next to Rainy Day Resale.

October 29th: Take a Boo Sightseeing Cruise on the Belle of Louisville from 11:30-2pm.

October 29th: Corydon Halloween Parade. Get in the spirit of Halloween and come dressed in your favorite costume and stroll through the Square in downtown Corydon. The parade starts from the Harrison County Fairgrounds at 6:00 p.m.

October 29th: Pumpkinfest is in Jeffersontown from 11am-1pm. This is a great alternative to the traditional trick-or treating. Children dress in costume and trick-or-treat along Historic Gaslight Square, enjoy activities at the pavilion and enjoy lunch.

October 29th: Boo Dell at Yew Dell, 11am-2pm Trail-o-Treats, Hay rides, a straw maze, scavenger hunts and the popular Mr. Magic at 2pm will round out this fabulous fall day. Bring a pumpkin decorated like a character from your favorite book and enter the Jack-o-Lantern Look-a-Like contest! This event draws a big crowd, so come early to get in on the goodies. Free with Regular Admission!

October 29th: Fright Light Halloween Party at the Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Ghoulishly good times abound at our frightfully fun Fright Light Halloween Party. $5/person covers kids' activities, treats and our Fright Light Laser Show. (No free admits, coupons, discounts).

October 29th: Halloween Party at All About Kids Sports Center from 6 to 9 pm! Join us for an evening of spooky fun including trick or treating, open gym and swim, and a costume contest! Plus all participants receive a goody bag!

October 29th: Hope Lutheran Church Trunk or Treat, 6-8pm. 4200 Shenandoah Dr., Louisville 40241. This will be a safe, family-friendly way to dress up, gather treats and enjoy some fall activities.

October 31st: Trunk or Treat at St. Matthews Baptist Church from 6 to 8 pm. Indoors! Everything is FREE! For children of all ages! Games, inflatables, hot dog dinner and trunk-or-treating. 3515 Grandview Avenue, 40207.

Halloween on Hillcrest is a legendary street for Halloween decorations in the Ville. If you are looking for a street to visit this Halloween, take a walk down Hillcrest to check out some of the most elaborate Halloween decorations you will find in any neighborhood in town.

Pirates of PRP is located at Seaforth Drive, Louisville, KY 40258 for the Pirate/Halloween lovers in us all! Check their Facebook page for updates.

Dates TBA: Halloween in Brown Park. This free and family-friendly Halloween celebration includes trick-or-treating stations throughout Brown Park, bounce houses, hay rides, a petting zoo, and games.

By Guest Contributor: Kelly

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Family Service Opportunity at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana

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My husband and I consider our family to be very fortunate. We
want to teach our kids (ages 11 and 7) compassion, and help them develop a heart for service. We recently had the opportunity to volunteer for the Adopt-A-Meal Program at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiania (RMHCK).

According to the RMHCK website, The Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for families of children receiving healthcare at area medical facilities. In addition to a guest rooms and showers, the charity provides laundry facilities, toiletries, and even entertainment. People in the community can lend their support by donating food or preparing meals at the house.

Upon arrival at the Ronald McDonald House, we were shown to the kitchen, which is quite large, with 4 sinks, dishwashers, ovens and stovetops. There is plenty of counter space, as well as cabinets full of pots, pans, cooking utensils and more. We were given a file box that included a checklist for restoring the kitchen to the condition it was in when we arrived. After a quick review, we were ready to get started.

 photo IMG_1488_zpsfewk6tfy.jpgThe Adopt-A-Meal Program guidelines state that all food must be prepared in the Ronald McDonald House kitchen. It is good to have a few adults on hand to complete the preparation and cooking. This was a multi-generational service project for our family— my husband’s parents, brother and sister-in-law joined us and our children for the evening and also shared the cost of the food. Remember the adage, “Many hands make light work.” If you don’t have family nearby, you could volunteer with friends, co-workers, neighbors or a church group.

 photo IMG_1486_zps8e1yjvoa.jpgAfter cooking the meal, we set up everything on the serving table in the dining room and the families filled their plates. During this time, we finished making dessert— this was our kids’ favorite part! We baked chocolate chip cookies and they enjoyed carrying them out to the families on a serving tray. Once dessert was served, we joined the remaining families in the dining room for dinner. We got to chat with some of the adults and children who were staying at the house, and everyone was very nice and appreciative. After eating, we went back to work cleaning up the kitchen. We had intentionally made extra casseroles, and there was plenty of space in one of the refrigerators for us to store leftovers for the guests. RMHCK even provided labels for us to write the contents and date.

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Our entire family enjoyed visiting the Ronald McDonald House and participating in the Adopt-A-Meal program. It was a rewarding experience and definitely something we would like to do again. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a way to serve within the community. Children need to be at least 5 years old to participate. For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities, visit http://rmhc-kentuckiana.org/.

By Guest Contributor: Brandy

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Week in Preview September 19th-22nd

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Ahoy Mateys! It's time for donuts this week!

Here are my picks for the week!

Live it: Have you signed up your 4th grader up yet for 'Every Kid in a Park' yet? If not do so here! Fourth graders can visit the Every Kid in a Park website to obtain a free pass that provides access to federally managed lands and waters – including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries. The pass is valid from September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017 and grants free entry for fourth graders and up to three accompanying adults (or an entire non-commerical vehicle for drive-in parks) at more than 2,000 sites across the country.

Eat it: Arrrr! It's talk like a pirate day on Monday and you can get some donuts for FREE at Krispy Kreme if you either speak like or dress like a pirate! Check out their Facebook page for more information and have some fun with your kids!

Move it: BACK TO SCHOOL BOUNCE-TIME at SIGS Sportsplex is Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. - Noon! Come play in Southern Indiana this week for some fun!

Learn it: It's Prime Time Family Reading Time at the Highlands/Shelby Park Library on Wednesday from 6:00-8:00pm. Enjoy a delicious meal, discuss engaging picture books, earn a chance to win prizes, and most importantly have some quality time with your family. For families with children ages 6-10. Registration is required, please check out their website for more information.

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p.s.  Nulu Festival is Saturday!
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Friday, September 16, 2016

Picks for Things to Do this Weekend around Louisville: September 16,17,18

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Click here for our FALL FESTIVALS list!!

Click here to learn more about our FREE #LoveLouFamFun Scavenger Hunt!

Spend the evening at the Gaslight Balloon Glow.  Details here. It takes place at Skyview Park from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. This event will feature music, food and children's activities and the Balloon Glow begins at 7:15 p.

The Bike to Beat Cancer takes place from early morning through afternoon. Families can participate in the Family Ride (register between 9am and 10am).  Also, there's a Finish Line Celebration from 11am-3pm where there's a "Just for Kids" Zone that is open and full of free, family fun activities.

How about some 1860s "base ball" between the Cincinnati Red Stockings and the Cincinnati Buckeyes (Sunday @ 1 PM)?  There's a great family event at the Farnsley-Moremen Landing called 200 Years on the Ohio this weekend from 10 am to 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and they have a lot of 1800s period fun planned!

Sunday is Family Adventure Day at Churchill Downs. This event takes place twice this fall so don't miss out on this one. Click here for details!


Psssssst: Tune into the latest episode of Fortyish - Dan & I chat get some therapy............