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Friday, February 24, 2017

Picks for things to do this weekend around Louisville: February 24,25,26

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There's very little time let to take advantage of the discount deal to visit Louisville Slugger Museum/Muhammad Ali Center - do it this Friday!  Click here for details.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Summer Camps in and around Louisville: General Camps, 2017

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We have 4 Summer Camp posts, click here to see more!


 photo hwangs_zpsemwfb0w4.pngHwang’s Martial Arts all day summer camp is an all-inclusive enrichment program where kids have fun as they get physical exercise, build friendships, and experience different field trips 2x a week. Camp provides Taekwondo lessons for 20-30 minutes in the morning, mid-day, and late afternoon on non-field trip days. The rest of the day includes building blocks, music, reading time, and even chess! Exciting field trips include squire boone caverns, swimming, parks, Kentucky Science Center, and more! Okolona Campus now welcomes 3-C. Come for one week or stay for all the weeks! Drop off times are between 7:30-9AM and Pick up is between 5-6PM. For more info visit us at: http://www.hwangsmartialarts.com/programs/summer-camp and connect at facebook.com/hmalouisville.

 photo all about kids_zpsosh0p8gr.jpgAt All About Kids, camps are high-energy, all-day fun that’s far from ordinary. Don’t worry about your kids sitting around and watching TV all summer – here they’ll interact with other children, play games, learn skills and enjoy different camp themes each week. Camps are for boys and girls ages 4 and up. Our caring staff will nurture your child through days and weeks of camp fun (choose from individual days or full weeks)!
Each day features swimming (ages 6 and up), Open Gym, instructed classes in gymnastics, martial arts, dance and tumbling (classes vary each day), outside playtime (weather permitting), arts and crafts and more!
 Hours: 9am-5pm Early drop off (8am) and late pick up (6pm) options available ($6 each, per child, per day)
 Pricing: 1 day: $49 2 days: $98 3 days: $145 4 days: $189 Full week: $199
*Special: 20% discount on all campers registered by May 12!
**20% sibling discount on additional siblings only if registered after May 12

 photo los monitos_zpspt5ee0oq.jpgLos Monitos camps are the perfect combination of fun and learning! 6-12 year olds and their parents can choose from FOUR COOKING camps and FIVE ADVENTURE camps! This year we’ve doubled our popular cooking camps and added new missions to TWO International Spy Camps (for 8-12 year olds.) Combine multiple camps for discounts!
 Experience a variety of languages, cultures, and geography, including Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Hindi! Visit www.losmonitos.com/summercamps or call (502) 893-0933 for more information.

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This summer we invite you to join us on an artistic adventure as we explore some of our favorite things in new and exciting ways! Back by popular demand, our popular Messy Camp, Star Wars and Fairy Art Camps are all back! We’ll be creating things that glow... Lightsabers, stone fairy houses, wands, tiny fairies. Our witches and wizards, in Harry Potter camp will create handmade wands and potions! Also this year, My Little Pony, Animals, Just Paint!, Boxes & Bowls, Oils, Sculpture, Large Mixed Media and more. Our fun and talented staff will guide your young ones to discover their inner artist at our Art House. Three age groups including TEENS. Class sizes LIMITED!
AGES: 4-16 
WHEN: 12 camps weekly through summer beginning May 29. M-F: 8-10:30, 11am-2pm & 2:30-5. (Full day & late pickup options.)
COST: $95-$225 per camp
WhetYourPalette.comWYPalette@gmail.com • 502.438.8865

 photo gymtyme_zpsgd45hra0.jpgGymTyme Summer Camp is designed for children of all interests. The day will be filled with fun activities such as games, crafts and watching movies in addition to playing in the gym!
Dates: May 30 – August 15, 2017, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Pricing: A 20% Sibling Discount is Offered Daily: $40 Weekly: $170 Full Summer: $1,550 30% OFF Promo Code: SummerEB30 expires April 16, 2017
www.GymTymeAllStars.com 502-365- 4811

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Take an Adventure Through Time with The J Summer Camp where there is something for every child. The J Summer Camp offers traditional camp for children 2 years through 10th grade with arts & crafts, sports, free swim, swim lessons and more! Children 2 years old receive private swim lessons twice a week, children 3 and 4 years old receive group swim lessons three times a week and children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade receive group lessons daily.
Specialty camps are also offered which include: Soccer, Theatre, Dance, Lego, Cooking, Art and more. All specialty camps enjoy a daily swim. We believe that all campers can participate, all campers can succeed and all campers can make a new friend. Our Yachad program integrates children with special needs fully in our regular program. We also offer a special unit for preschoolers transitioning into Kindergarten. Our beautiful campus includes two outdoor pools, baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, as well as indoor gymnasiums, auditorium and more!
3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205 • 502.459.0660 • http://www.jcclouisvillecamp.org/

 photo STEAMPunk_zpsqtld4srw.png Give your child’s summer break a dose of STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) powered fun and learning in a STEAMPunks Summer Camp! These week-long day camps blend project based learning environments, hands on exploration and cutting edge technology to teach exciting subjects like Video Game Design, Circuitry and Soldering, 3D Printing, Robotics, Coding and more! Every camper will learn invaluable STEAM skills, a crucial factor in the ever expanding career fields of the future, and leave camp with a tangible project to encourage lifelong tinkering and creativity. With seasoned instructors and an arsenal of collaborative projects and fun curriculum, a STEAMPunks Summer Camp means your child’s brain stays engaged in the educational “off season” and they’re primed for the best summer experience of their life. Register here now! What will your child make at STEAMPunks Summer Camp?
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Schedule Will be posted by mid March!



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Sign up for Louisville Zoo Wild Spring Break Camp April 3-7 and week-long Summer Safari Day Camps June 5 – July 28. Geared to all grade levels, the fun and engaging themes include Zoo walks, large animal presentations and up-close encounters with animal ambassadors. Enjoy new specialty camps like Vet Camp plus convenient hours and carline drop off service. Register at louisvillezoo.org/education.

Use Promo code “EARLYBIRD” to save on summer camp if you enroll before April 30.

 photo parklands_zpsixa73swj.jpgGet Outside at The Parklands of Floyds Fork! Campers in grades K-6 spend their days participating in discovery-based field experiences and science investigations into gardening, art, paddling, hiking, biking, biology and bugs! Keep your student engaged and entertained while school is out for the summer. Get Outside! Science Camps are based in Beckley Creek Park and the PNC Achievement Center for Education and Interpretation.
Drop-off locations may vary for Paddling and Adventure camps. These full day programs include hands-on classroom activities, field hikes, “Sprayground Wednesdays,” and so much more!
The Parklands Summer Science Camps take place over eight weeks from June through August. Each week includes one camp for campers entering K-3 and one for 4-6 graders. Save when you register by May 5! Parklands Members receive a reduced tuition rate. www.theparklands.org/camps 502-584- 0350 outdoorclassroom@21cparks.org


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At Virginia Chance School, summer is welcomed! Summer Under the Trees is an outdoor camp for the adventurous child ages 2 years through 5th grade. Summer Under the Trees nurtures children’s natural sense of wonder and fosters a lifelong connection to the outdoor world through dynamic child-initiated play and outdoor discovery. Gather with friends and experienced teachers as we explore our beautiful 26-acre campus in a summer of outdoor games, art, music and fun!






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Fun, friendships, and exploration – all summer long! Bright Horizons summer camp for preschool and school-aged children offers fun and excitement for your child AND meets your expectations of convenience, flexibility, a healthy and safe environment, and experienced counselors. Your child will enjoy a jam packed summer that includes:
· Field trips, special guests, and events Cool themes including STEM, ecology, art, cinematography, cooking, theater, and more
· Sports, fitness, and outdoor adventures
Call us today to learn more! Our camps follow the local public school calendar and run throughout the entire summer vacation time period.

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We have 8 exciting theme weeks planned for kids ages 3-7. Each day, we'll incorporate different art projects, games and activities that tie into the camp theme. Camps run Monday – Thursday, 1-4pm.
• Superheroes, June 5-8
• Frozen, June 12-15
• Ninja Turtles, June 19-22
• Wild West, July 10-13
• Music, July 17-20
• Sports, July 24-27
• Pirates & Princesses, July 31-Aug 3
• Jungle, Aug 7-10
Reserve your spot now! Visit our website, or call us at (502) 614-6001




 photo Snapology_zpsk2ruuwkd.jpgBring STEAM to life using LEGO® bricks, technology and other engaging tools! Snapology provides a fun and safe environment for children ages 4-14 to learn about robotics, programming, animation, engineering, video game design, science and more.
For summer 2017, we are offering over 30 camps at three different locations: St. Matthews Community Center, Sayers Classical Academy and First Baptist Church of Middletown. ***Register early and save.*** Please visit https://louisville-ne.snapology.com/camps/ to see what we have planned!

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Use code SAVE25 to save $25 per child! Promo ends April 15. Summer is a time for great adventures! At the Y, campers will discover a sense of accomplishment and belonging, while staying active and engaged. One week or the whole summer, your child will build confidence and friendships in an enriching environment. Choose from over 30 locations in Jefferson, Bullitt, Clark, Floyd and Oldham counties. We offer a full day of exciting activities for ages 3 – 16 including field trips, swimming, sports, games and plenty of fun. Staff focus on safety and helping children thrive, while modeling our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Register online at ymcalouisville.org. The Y is for everyone. Financial assistance is available.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Summer Camps in and around Louisville: Sports Camps, 2017

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We have 4 Summer Camp posts, click here to see more!

 photo AAK_zps7ikol8q2.jpgAt All About Kids, camps are high-energy, all-day fun that’s far from ordinary. Don’t worry about your kids sitting around and watching TV all summer – here they’ll interact with other children, play games, learn skills and enjoy different camp themes each week. Camps are for boys and girls ages 4 and up.
Our caring staff will nurture your child through days and weeks of camp fun (choose from individual days or full weeks)! Each day features swimming (ages 6 and up), Open Gym, instructed classes in gymnastics, martial arts, dance and tumbling (classes vary each day), outside playtime (weather permitting), arts and crafts and more!
 Hours: 9am-5pm Early drop off (8am) and late pick up (6pm) options available ($6 each, per child, per day)
Pricing: 1 day: $49 2 days: $98 3 days: $145 4 days: $189 Full week: $199
*Special: 20% discount on all campers registered by May 12!
**20% sibling discount on additional siblings only if registered after May 12


 photo jcc_zpsxul23mm2.jpgTake an Adventure Through Time with The J Summer Camp where there is something for every child. The J Summer Camp offers traditional camp for children 2 years through 10th grade with arts & crafts, sports, free swim, swim lessons and more! Children 2 years old receive private swim lessons twice a week, children 3 and 4 years old receive group swim lessons three times a week and children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade receive group lessons daily.
Specialty camps are also offered which include: Soccer, Theatre, Dance, Lego, Cooking, Art and more. All specialty camps enjoy a daily swim. We believe that all campers can participate, all campers can succeed and all campers can make a new friend. Our Yachad program integrates children with special needs fully in our regular program. We also offer a special unit for preschoolers transitioning into Kindergarten. Our beautiful campus includes two outdoor pools, baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, as well as indoor gymnasiums, auditorium and more!

3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205 • 502.459.0660 • http://www.jcclouisvillecamp.org/

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Summer Camps in and around Louisville: Arts Camps, 2017

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We have 4 Summer Camp posts, click here to see more!
 
 photo whet your palette_zpsi6ipatsk.jpg This summer we invite you to join us on an artistic adventure as we explore some of our favorite things in new and exciting ways! Back by popular demand, our popular Messy Camp, Star Wars and Fairy Art Camps are all back! We’ll be creating things that glow... Lightsabers, stone fairy houses, wands, tiny fairies. Our witches and wizards, in Harry Potter camp will create handmade wands and potions! Also this year, My Little Pony, Animals, Just Paint!, Boxes & Bowls, Oils, Sculpture, Large Mixed Media and more. Our fun and talented staff will guide your young ones to discover their inner artist at our Art House. Three age groups including TEENS. Class sizes LIMITED!

AGES: 4-16 
WHEN: 12 camps weekly through summer beginning May 29.
M-F: 8-10:30, 11am-2pm & 2:30-5. (Full day & late pickup options.)
 COST: $95-$225 per camp
WhetYourPalette.com • WYPalette@gmail.com • 502.438.8865


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Spend your summer creating and exploring at Side by Side Studio's art and nature inspired summer camps! Offering 4-day camps for ages 3-6 including Art Meets Science, Think BIG Art, and Art-Nature-Music! For ages 5-11 we have 5-day camps including Art-Nature-Mindfulness, Art Around the World, and Build it-Sculpt it-Recycle it! Save your spot now at sidebysidestudio.com! or 502-640-1813


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Los Monitos camps are the perfect combination of fun and learning! 6-12 year olds and their parents can choose from FOUR COOKING camps and FIVE ADVENTURE camps! This year we’ve doubled our popular cooking camps and added new missions to TWO International Spy Camps (for 8-12 year olds.) Combine multiple camps for discounts! Experience a variety of languages, cultures, and geography, including Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Hindi! Visit www.losmonitos.com/summercamps or call (502) 893-0933 for more information.


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Take an Adventure Through Time with The J Summer Camp where there is something for every child. The J Summer Camp offers traditional camp for children 2 years through 10th grade with arts & crafts, sports, free swim, swim lessons and more!
Children 2 years old receive private swim lessons twice a week, children 3 and 4 years old receive group swim lessons three times a week and children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade receive group lessons daily. Specialty camps are also offered which include: Soccer, Theatre, Dance, Lego, Cooking, Art and more. All specialty camps enjoy a daily swim.
 We believe that all campers can participate, all campers can succeed and all campers can make a new friend. Our Yachad program integrates children with special needs fully in our regular program. We also offer a special unit for preschoolers transitioning into Kindergarten. Our beautiful campus includes two outdoor pools, baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, as well as indoor gymnasiums, auditorium and more!



3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205 • 502.459.0660 • http://www.jcclouisvillecamp.org/



 photo classic melodies_zpsys1jqhxm.pngOur Musical Theatre camps are the perfect combination of a traditional camp experience with all of the activities mixed in with fun and excitement in singing, dancing and acting. CMPI Young Performers-Elementary ages. July 17th-21st. 9-3p.m. or overnight camp July 9-15th. A broadway themed show will be performed at the end of the week for parents. This is great for girls and boys. Experience the magic of Broadway in a fun learning environment with top professionals in the industry.
Students will love our daily activities too. Water day, Movie day, and so MUCH MORE!! Students may bring their own lunch. We will provide a themed snack daily.
Register on our website Classicmelodies.org.


DERBY DINNER PLAYHOUSE - SUMMER MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP A one-week performing arts camp for students ages 7-17 exploring drama, music, and dance. $175 each; 9am-3pm; June 19-23; July 17-22; July 24-29; July 31-Aug 5; Aug 7-12. REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 15TH! To register or for info: www.derbydinner.com/classes or wallace@derbydinner.com

Monday, February 20, 2017

Summer Camps in and around Louisville: Academic Camps, 2017


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We have 4 Summer Camp posts, click here to see more!

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Give your child’s summer break a dose of STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) powered fun and learning in a STEAMPunks Summer Camp! These week-long day camps blend project based learning environments, hands on exploration and cutting edge technology to teach exciting subjects like Video Game Design, Circuitry and Soldering, 3D Printing, Robotics, Coding and more! Every camper will learn invaluable STEAM skills, a crucial factor in the ever expanding career fields of the future, and leave camp with a tangible project to encourage lifelong tinkering and creativity. With seasoned instructors and an arsenal of collaborative projects and fun curriculum, a STEAMPunks Summer Camp means your child’s brain stays engaged in the educational “off season” and they’re primed for the best summer experience of their life. Register here now!
What will your child make at STEAMPunks Summer Camp? Venues TBD.
Schedule Will be posted by mid March!





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Sign up for Louisville Zoo Wild Spring Break Camp April 3-7 and week-long Summer Safari Day Camps June 5 – July 28. Geared to all grade levels, the fun and engaging themes include Zoo walks, large animal presentations and up-close encounters with animal ambassadors. Enjoy new specialty camps like Vet Camp plus convenient hours and carline drop off service. Register at louisvillezoo.org/education.

Use Promo code “EARLYBIRD” to save on summer camps if you enroll before April 30.


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Club SciKids: A day camp offering a variety of programs for your young scientist’s interests. Interests which include Video Game Creation, Veterinary Medicine, Paleontology, Engineering, Space, Biology, Chemistry, Oceanography, LEGO® Robotics and much more!
Each camp inspires interest in science and technology by involving children in the creation of a multitude of experiments and take-away projects. Our goal is for kids to have fun and get excited about science.
Camps for grades Pre-K to 8th. Take $14 OFF any camp! Expires 2/28/17, use code CSKLOVE17


Bring STEAM to life using LEGO® bricks, technology and other engaging tools! Snapology provides a fun and safe environment for children ages 4-14 to learn about robotics, programming, animation, engineering and more. Snapology is offering over 30 camp sessions this summer in three locations. Register and learn more at www.louisville-ne.snapology.com/camps

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Week in Preview February 20th-23rd

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It's going to be a fantastic, fun, fascinating week!

Here are my picks for the week!

Live it: Enjoy Monday Night Madness at The Main Event! Choose from three super specials for just $10.95 each: All-you-can-play activities*, unlimited video game play, or get $20 FUNcard good for food and fun. 4pm-close


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Picks for things to do this weekend around Louisville: February 17,18,19

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Did you see the weather forecast? It's going to be a warm weekend!  Let's all get outside!


Friday
Spending your afternoon at a new-to-you park.  Have you been to Turkey Run or Broad Run in the Parklands? These two areas are the newer parts of The Parklands and they have spots for amazing views from atop the yellow silo or at the crest of a hill.  There are bridges to cross, paths to follow and parks for playing.  Sounds perfect!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Review of Floral Grind Florist and Coffeehouse

 photo IMG_1472_zpsuetdg5xt.jpgAfter hearing a lot of positive reviews from fellow parents and teachers at my son’s school we decided to check out Floral Grind Florist and Coffeehouse over the Holiday break. It was a slow day for them and we were the only customers there at first. We spent some time browsing through all the fun decorations, knick knacks, jewelry, and scarves that were on display/for sale before making our way to the menu wall. We arrived around Noon but were told that both breakfast and lunch items were available.

My six year old decided on a ham and cheese sandwich and I tried a chicken salad sandwich on a croissant, both as box lunches. My Mom decided on soup and a ½ sandwich. The box lunches came with a full sandwich, side (today’s options included potato salad or white chili), chips, and a cookie. We had a lot of food and we were all stuffed by the time we were done. Their menu changes at times (mostly their soups and sides) and can be found on their Facebook page.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Review of Hi-Five Doughnuts in Louisville, KY

 photo 20170115_125704_zpsczfvobnj.jpgJust pulling up to Hi-Five Doughnuts, in Butchertown’s Butcherblock, you’re immediately greeted by the bright yellow, inviting storefront. Be prepared to wait in line at least a few minutes. We thoughtfully picked, what I had assumed to be an "off" time of day, Sunday at about 12:30, but we still had a wait time of around 5 minutes. The line was to the front door of the small store, and never went down the entire time we were there– people just kept coming! Apparently, we weren’t the only ones in town excited to see that owners Annie Harlow and Leslie Wilson, better known as the Ladies of The Morning, added on to their doughnut food truck business by opening a store!

While in line, I suggest having another member of you party attempt to nab one of about 10 seats in the place if you plan on dining inside. There are 4 or 5 bar-stool style chairs along the back wall, and another 4 or 5 around a table at the front of the store (along with one cute wooden highchair).

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Week in Preview February 13th-16th

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Winter or spring? We aren't sure but we know it should be filled with fun!

Here are my picks for the week!