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Friday, June 23, 2017

Picks for things to do this weekend around Louisville: June 23,24,25

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On this episode of Fortyish, Dan and I talk about our favorite summer vacations growing up.

Friday is looking like you might need some indoor fun. KaZoing has open play and flex camps if you want to drop your kids off for indoor fun and run some errands or take some time for yourself. Mention Louisville Family Fun and save $10.

As part of the "I am Ali" Festival - there will be a Health and Fitness Festival from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. This event will feature fitness demonstrations, free health screenings, and healthy eating tips. And, the museum is really great.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Public Swimming Pool Directory for Louisville, KY and Surrounding Areas

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*It's always a good idea to call ahead and make sure they are open and not closed due to maintenance or for a private event*

All About Kids: 2 locations (indoor)
Louisville: 2531 Blankenbaker Pkwy. Louisville, KY 40299
Oldham County: 6400 Crestwood Station Crestwood, KY 40014

Admission: $9 for member, $12 for guests or buy pass for $65 for 10 visits
Summer Pass: $50/person unlimited open swim and gym

Swim Times: Monday-Friday: 2 - 4 p.m., Friday: 7 - 9 p.m., Saturday: 7 - 9 p.m. (Louisville only), Sunday: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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Clarksville Family Aquatic Center: 800 S. Clark Boulevard, Clarksville, IN 47129
Admission: $7 (or $5 after 4 p.m.), 2 years and under are free.
Punch pass for 20 visits for $100
Season Pass: $35 for residents, $70 for non-residents

Splash Pads and Water Slides Open: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Pool Open: 12:00 - 7:00 p.m. (pool closes at 5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays)

* 3 splash pads, body slide, tube slide, pool

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review of the Sprayground at Robsion Park in Louisville, KY

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I was so excited when I found out that there was a new sprayground opening in Louisville. Where we live, we are about halfway between the one at Mary T. Meagher and the one at the Marshall playground in the Parklands, both of which are great, but not the most convenient for us. We couldn’t wait to try out the one in Lyndon at Robsion Park!

Overall, we really like the sprayground. There are a variety of areas for little to big kids. There are even movable pieces for children to manipulate and make it ever more fun! My son loved the small areas that allowed him to not be intimidated and my daughter loved the large frog at the other end. There are restrooms pretty close to the sprayground. They are the typical park restrooms and are in good condition and were clean when we were there.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Review of Big Mike's Shaved Ice in the Highlands of Louisville, KY

 photo 20170515_152517_zpsikpfdhe6.jpgThe temperature on the afternoon of the 15th was almost 90-degrees, and the kids and I were in hot pursuit of some instant cooling, after-school treat relief. Thankfully, right in the heart of the Highlands sits a very small, yellow “shed” of sorts – Big Mike’s Shaved Ice.

We pulled into the adjacent parking lot of the hair salon in front of which Big Mike’s is located. We were quickly intrigued by the cute little shaved ice stand and the few tables and chairs, which sit on the lawn just to the side. At the “window” to place our order, Big Mike himself was there, as the only employee, to serve us. Big Mike is a college student who only opens his Shaved Ice stand from May through to early August, when he then has to return back to school for the fall.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Week in Preview June 19th-22nd

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Family time is the best time!

Here are my picks for the week!

Live it: Check out the Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse this week and see Trolls on Tuesday or Wednesday for $1! Available at Rave Preston Crossing only. 

Eat it: Have dinner at Chick-fil-a at Jefferson Commons on Thursday this week from 5-8pm for Kid's Night. Receive a free Chick-fil-A Kids Meal with every Adult Meal purchased and hang out with the Chick-fil-a Cow!

Move it: Use your Cultural Pass this week and take a trip to Bernheim Forest

Learn it: Take a trip to the St. Matthew's Library on Monday for their Superhero Plants & Insects: What's In Your Garden? Program! This starts at 2pm and is for ages 5-12.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Picks for things to do this weekend around Louisville: June 16,17,18

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On this episode of Fortyish, Dan and I talk about adulting and 23 truths about being an adult. 

Head to New Albany for a summer concert, starts up at 6:30pm at Bicentennial Park. Thomas Wynn & The Believers will take the stage....sqqqqqqueeeeeeeeeeee!  OK, I have no idea who they are but I am sure it'll be fun and you know, it's free.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Day with Dad in Clarksville, IN

 photo e6d8ace8-8296-4530-9231-df3cc9c9ee20_zpsrbgjjvgf.jpgAs a father of two children (7 &5), there is nothing more enjoyable for me than a weekend with no plans. If your family is anything like mine, weekends usually fill up fast due to work, family gatherings, or other obligations that always seem to come up. That’s why a free weekend with no plans can sometimes feel like winning the lottery.

The next time you find yourself lucky enough to have a free day, try something new and pay visit to Clarksville, Indiana. You can start the day with breakfast at William's Bakery located at 1051 N. Clark Blvd. They have donuts, turnovers, danishes and more. Several booths are available if you want to eat inside, or you can take it to go.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Top Ten things for families to do when they are new to Louisville

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Moving to a new city is exciting and daunting! We both did it with small kids and found the best way to make friends and learn about our new home was to go out and explore. Here is our list of 10 places to go see/visit/spend time as when you move to Louisville....there's many more, but we picked some favorites.

PhotobucketLouisville Zoo- Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Lots of animals to see at the local zoo. A nice place to bring a picnic and see some wild animals.....and two playgrounds. Plus, they keep adding exhibits and experiences.

Libraries- Your local library is a great place for FREE events and to meet others with kids the same age as yours. They host countless events for adults and kids, how-to workshops and have an awesome summer reading program.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

4th of July Independence Day Celebrations and Fireworks for 2017 in and around Louisville


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Celebrate our nation's independence with sports, concerts, festivals, fireworks and MORE!! 

Click here for some Oldham Family Fun events, here for Shelby Family Fun events.

Beargrass Christian Church Fanfare for the 4th
Musical Visions of America with the Louisville Chorus on June 29 at 7:30pm. Admission fee.

Bullitt Blast & Shepherdsville City Fair
Live music, food, events, rides and fireworks at the Shepherdsville City Park on June 30 5pm-midnight and July 1 2pm - midnight. Admission is free!

Riverview Independence Festival
An array of entertainment and food at Riverview Park in Louisville on July 1- Typically festival opens at 3pm, Fireworks at 10pm.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Week in Preview June 12th-15th

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Lots of indoor ideas for fun this week!

Here are my picks for the week!

Live it: Use your Cultural Pass on Tuesday for a trip to The Kentucky Derby Museum (ages 4+). 
Or take a trip to the Kentucky Science Center on Thursday for their FREE play date this month starting at 5pm. Exclusively for visitors ages 0-4 and their adult caregivers.

Eat it: Have dinner at Denny's on Tuesday for Kid's Eat FREE, from 4-10pm!

Move it: Sign up for FREE skating at Champs Rollerdrome and receive 2 free skating passes per week for each child. Check it out here for more information! 

Or, House of Boom has a special this week: SCHOOL'S OUT OFFER - JUNE 12-JUNE 16 only. Get your tickets online and use promo code SUMMER2FOR1 and you'll get buy one get one free!

Learn it: Sign up for the various reading programs available over the summer including the Louisville Free Public Library! Check out our post for lot more great ideas!

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