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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Summer Movie Deals in and around Louisville, KY

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Throughout the summer, movie theaters and libraries offer special movie deals for families. Prices range from FREE to $1. It's a great way to enjoy some downtime on a hot summer day, and the price can't be beat! These deals are very popular, so be sure to arrive early!

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Ten fun films for kids! $5 for all 10 movies if purchased in advance or $1 per show purchased at the box office. Available ONLY at Rave Preston Crossing. Show dates listed below. Each week the same movie is shown on Tuesday and Wednesday. All movies begin at 10:00 am.

June 6  & 7
The Secret Life of Pets

Monday, May 22, 2017

2017 FREE Louisville Cultural Pass


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The Cultural Pass is back!

Passes may be picked up at a Louisville Free Public Library or a Metro Parks Community Center starting on May 22nd.
 Passes are good June 3 - August 12, 2017. 

Children and families will be able to track their progress online via the LFPL Cultural Pass website.

June 3rd at the Main Library from 10am-1pm is the "Calling All Super-Readers!" kick-off event for summer reading and for kids to pick up their Cultural Passes.

Kids who visit five or more venues are eligible to get a free t-shirt. Kids must have their Cultural Pass stamped by each venue when they visit. There will be an event (TBD) that will serve as a closing party and that's where kids get the shirts. Also, there's the potential to win prizes if kids visit a LOT of the venues.

Here's a list of all of the venues participating.  WOW!
Frazier History Museum, Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville Nature Center, Louisville Zoo and more!

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Week in Preview May 22nd-25th

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We are eager for fun to begin!

Here are my picks for the week!

Live it: Enjoy some Hometown Tourism this week (and until May 31st)! The month-long extravaganza runs through May 31, 2017 and celebrates the city’s eclectic, friendly, hip and historic neighborhoods, where more than 90 of the area’s top attractions, hotels, restaurants and shops are offering deep discounts to anyone with a Kentucky or Indiana ID, local college ID or military ID. Find out all the information you need here!

Eat it: Enjoy dinner at Citizen 7 in Prospect on Monday or Tuesday for kid's eat free (with the purchase on an adult meal)! 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Picks for things to do this weekend around Louisville: May 19,20,21

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On this week's episode of Fortyish, Dan and I chat with my friend of over 30 years, Lisa. She was in town visiting from NY and we get her 40ish perspective.


Friday
Take advantage of the Hometown Tourist deals and enjoy BOGO tickets for Belle of Louisville. They have a sightseeing tour in the evening on Friday night.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Vacation Bible School: Summer VBS Programs in and around Louisville

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The following churches have published Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs for summer of 2017. Please contact the church directly for registration, fees and to confirm the information listed below. Click on church name to link to the church/program website.


Looking for VBS in Crestwood, Prospect, Goshen, Pewee Valley, Buckner or LaGrange? Click over to Oldham Family Fun for a list of programs available in your area!

June 5 - 9
Fern Creek Baptist Church- 5920 Bardstown Rd., 40291
Submerged. 9 am - 12 pm. Age 3 - 8th grade completed AND 6 pm - 9 pm. 9th - completed 12th.
502-239-0316

Saint Aloysius- 212 Mt. Mercy Rd., PeWee Valley, KY 40056
Maker Fun Factory. 9 am - 12 pm. Age 4 (by Oct. 1) - entering 5th.
(502) 425-2210

June 11 - 14
Deer Park Baptist Church1733 Bardstown Rd., 40205
Galactic Starveyors. 6:15 - 8:30 pm. Call for more details.
502-451-7220

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Spraygrounds and Splash Areas in and around Louisville

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If you don't have access to a pool, there are many FREE options to cool down and get wet during the hot months in and around Louisville.  Many of the metro parks have spray areas and splash pads for lots of fun on really hot summer days as do other locations.  They are free and most are surrounded by all of the other amenities like playgrounds and picnic areas.


Here's a list of the free ones!

Mary T. Meagher has an outdoor sprayground. Here is our review. (Crescent Hill)

Algonquin

Monday, May 15, 2017

Fun Takes Flight at the Louisville Zoo - May 20

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The Reign of the Monarch has Begun
Experience hundreds of graceful native butterflies including the amazing monarchs sipping nectar from colorful flowers, basking in the sunlight and flying freely as you wander through our brand new 1000 sq. ft. outdoor flight house. Improve your Butterfly I.Q. and have a magical experience. Visit Louisvillezoo.org/butterflies to learn more. Free with the Zoo admission May 20 through September 24, weather permitting.


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The thrilling “Wings of the World” Bird Show returns for the summer starting May 20. This “free flight” presentation weaves conservation messages with behaviors and personal stories about the animals. Shows may include the impressive bateleur eagle, black vulture, Andean condor, sarus crane, kookaburra or rose-breasted cockatoo. The show is created by Joe Krathwohl, aka The Birdman® and produced by Birds n Beasts, Inc. Multiple shows are held daily free with Zoo admission.

Storybook Character Day
Fire up your imaginations when you meet some of your favorite storybook characters on May 20. Pete the Cat, Llama Llama, Curious George, Rainbow Fish, Mama and Papa Berenstain Bear and Mouse (from “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”) as well as McDonaldland® characters Birdie®, Grimace® and Hamburglar® will be on hand on a rotating basis to meet you from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Catch up with one-year old gorilla Kindi and all her rambunctious activity; don’t miss the maned wolf pups born on Valentine’s Day , the warthog twins, Rigger and Digger, a new Bongo, Heran, the new Sumatran tiger and the Sea Eagle chick. Have you taken a ride on a camel or pony? Fed a giraffe? There’s so much to see and do this season.

May at the Zoo is presented by McDonald’s® Restaurants of Kentuckiana. The entire 2017 season is presented by Ford Motor Company.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Camp-A-Bunga at All About Kids this Summer

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 photo Happy Kids 2016_zpskc2dfps7.jpgCamp-A-Bunga at All About Kids is high-energy fun all day long 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, enjoy different camp themes each week and have an experience like no other. Our caring and nurturing staff will make sure your camper has fun every day of the week at camp! Each day features swimming (ages 6 and up), Open Gym, instructed classes with our awesome staff, arts and crafts and lots more! We provide lunch and snack for each camper, however, if your child has allergies or special dietary requirements, please bring a sack lunch. Camp-A-Bunga is great for all ages 4 and up. Camper ratio is 10:1 so we can maximize the fun and safety for everyone.
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Back by popular demand, we will offer Lil Campers again this summer – half day camp for three year olds.  Each week features Open Gym, manipulatives, lunch, water play, and more. Your child will gain strength and endurance while climbing through our gymnastics facility. We will foster their creativity while they sculpt a block structure or collaborate with friends to assemble puzzles or dress up like their favorite character. It's Camp-A-Bunga designed with your pre-schooler in mind.

Our pre-school campers start their day with songs and circle time, during which we discuss the day’s activities, the weather, and get to know one-another. Your child will progress on to manipulative play, water play, and open gym. We provide lunch for each camper, however, if your child has allergies or special dietary requirements, please bring a sack lunch.
Lil Camper to counselor ratio is 6:1 with a maximum of 12 Lil Campers per day.

Lil campers must be at least 3 years of age and fully potty trained. Although numerous restroom breaks are offered, we strongly encourage that your child bring a complete change of clothing.

Is your child interested in something a little more specific? All About Kids also offers specialty camps such as Dance Camp, Martial Arts Camp and Trampoline and Tumbling Camp, working on sport specific skills!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Picks for things to do this weekend around Louisville: May 12,13,14

 
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On this week's episode of Fortyish, Dan and I chat about getting better with age and our strengths. Hear about how you can assess your strengths as well.


Friday
Use your Kentucky or Indiana IDs to take advantage of a special hometown tourist discount. Since the forecast doesn't look fantastic, how about the Kentucky Derby Museum?!

Or, head to Goshen for the Creasey Country Fair for a night out. This is an off-site fundraising event for adults only featuring tons of fair-style games, an awesome country band and food trucks.  There's even going to a kissing booth (smooch stickers) with a Dolly Parton look-alike. It's all to fund the next stage of their new playground. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

LEGO® Camps for Educational Fun this Summer

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Are your kids crazy about the latest fidget toys? LEGO® bricks are the ultimate tool for fidgety fun! 
Check out these summer camps while space is still available
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Whether you have a fidgeter, tinkerer, maker or master builder, combing LEGO® bricks and technology creates an amazing environment for kids to develop academically and socially, and all while having FUN!
 
At Snapology of Louisville, we like to say that kids have so much fun in our programs, they don’t even realize they’re learning.



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Here are five reasons why parents love Snapology:
1. Each program is designed to achieve specific academic enrichment and social development objectives, while emphasizing playful, hands-on learning.

2. We offer professionally developed, inclusive and kid-tested programs for children ages 1-14 – including the latest in robotics and coding, animation and STEM / STEAM.
 
3. Our teachers are experienced in the local community; all have undergone full background checks; and all love working with kids!

4. Our events are held at convenient locations in/around Louisville, and we offer early drop-off, lunch stay and late pick-up at no additional cost.

5. Their kids love Snapology! It’s incredibly rewarding to witness how engaged kids are during our programs and how excited they are while discussing their accomplishments with their parent(s).


If you are a parent and/or an educator, Snapology has a program to meet your need(s). Here are some areas we are currently involved in:

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• Scouting events
• After school enrichment
• Field trips
• PTA support
• Birthday parties
• Date nights / play dates
• Anti-bullying programs
• Libraries – Build a Better World
• Custom events

Check out our upcoming summer activities here while space is still available

If you’re still not sure, sign up for 1 day, and we’ll gladly apply your cost toward the full program if your child just has to come back!

For more information, including recommendations, please call us at 502-443-0285, or visit us online.  photo Full Logo_no outline_zpseqlxzlij.jpg