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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Picks for things to do this weekend: April 28,29,30

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On this week's episode of Fortyish, I get all worked up about dogs....the unleashed kind.......tune in.

Start your weekend off with a cultural experience. Shakespeare in the Park is on tour and on Friday night, they will be at Highview Park for a 6pm performance. There is a rain plan so stay in touch on their Facebook page. If Friday night doesn't work for you, there are other dates so check their flyer.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Review of Annie’s Café in Louisville, KY

 photo IMG_1593_zpso95zbjnc.jpgOn a cold Friday night, my husband and I decided to try out Annie’s Café. We had heard a lot of positive feedback from friends and colleagues. It wasn’t super crowded but did keep up a steady stream of customers from take out to sit down while we were there.

 photo IMG_1591_zpsiecqthjm.jpgWe started with a shrimp summer roll served with a peanut dipping sauce that was super yummy, so yummy that I forgot to take a picture before it was all gone. My husband tried the B2 (Bun Thap Cam) which is grilled shrimp, fried pork spring rolls, and chicken with lemongrass and I had the P3 (Coconut Curry Chicken) which was served in a clay pot with a plate of white rice. This was curry chicken simmered in coconut milk with bamboo shoots, carrots, and mushrooms. We both enjoyed our choices and can’t wait to come back and try some of the other options (I’ve heard the Pho is fantastic).

I enjoyed my dinner with hot jasmine tea which was lovely since I was fighting cold/allergies. I loved that it came in a tea pot to keep it warm and let me enjoy it at my own pace. Our service was also fast and friendly and helpful when we had questions!

Annie’s Café is nestled in the Southend of Louisville at 308 W. Woodlawn Avenue next to Sunergos Coffee. Parking is on the street or in the back in a parking lot.

By Guest Contributor: Kelly

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Family Attractions Offering Memberships, Annual Passes or Season Passes in or within 2 hours of Louisville, KY

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Louisville Area Attractions:

All About Kids: They offer a Member Pass for open gym that will save you money for your play!
$65/10 visits. That is almost a 50% off the admission price per visit for non-members!

Bats Kids Club:  Membership includes free admission to all Sunday home games, a replica jersey, lunch cooler and two attraction vouchers.

Blairwood Tennis, Swim & Fitness Club: A Summer Membership and entitles you to full member privileges all summer, including access to all our club amenities and activities and discounts on camps, lessons and more.

Climb Nulu: Monthly individual membership or family membership is offered at Climb Nulu! Unlimited Climbing, Unlimited Fitness Gym Time, and 10% Off Retail Store are some of the benefits included. Huge savings for frequent users!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Week in Preview April 24th-27th

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It's Derby time and there is plenty of fun to be had!

Here are my picks for the week!

Live it: Maker Monday is a weekly feature at Oldham County Public Library. It features hands-on activities and special engineering challenges for kids. Registration is required! Check it out here for more information.

Eat it: Pick up a Pegasus Pin and head down to the Chow Wagon on Thursday for lunch or dinner with the family!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Picks for things to do this weekend around Louisville: April 21,22,23

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On this week's episode of Fortyish, Dan and I talk about Disney with someone that knows A LOT about it.  If you are planning such a trip .... tune in!

Zaniac Hurstbourne is hosting two event - a summer camp open house and parents' night out. You can find their events on their Facebook page. Learn about their summer camp fun learning options or drop your kids off and head out for a date night.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Review of Tinkergarten Classes in Louisville, KY

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Tinkergarten is a new concept in Louisville that combines exploration of the outdoors and nature with learning and storytelling. My five-year-old son and I recently ventured into a free trial class that was held at McNeely Lake Park. We both really enjoyed it!

We arrived at the park at just about the time that class was beginning, and found the directions that Mariah, the Tinkergarten leader, gave me via email were just right. She had signs up leading to a grassy field at the park where the class was meeting. We introduced ourselves and then were given a bucket for collecting special things we found as we walked around the field together. Those items would be used later to make a special project together. The class time was condensed somewhat with it being a trial class, but after we had our one-on-one time together collecting our nature pieces, we gathered back as a whole group on a tarp under a tree and made some introductions with other children and parents and sang a few interactive songs together.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Review of Trial Swim Lesson at Bear Paddle Swim School in Louisville, KY

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Recently, I took my son to check out a trial class at the Bear Paddle Swim School. He is 5 years old and we have tried swim lessons off and on over the past year or two, but nothing has really stuck with him. I was thoroughly impressed with Bear Paddle Swim School, which recently opened in Louisville off South Hurstbourne Parkway.

Upon entering the building, the pool manager greeted us and took us on a tour of the facility. We saw the large party room where they host pool parties for birthdays. We then saw the separate changing areas/locker/restrooms for boys and girls. The pool manager showed me the lockers for storing gear, changing areas and showers, and restrooms. From the changing area, you have direct access to the pool deck. The Bear Paddle facility was very clean, well managed and structured from what I could tell. I was impressed by the newness and cleanliness of it!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Week in Preview April 17th-20th

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Volunteer this week and then check out what's free!

Here are my picks for the week!

Live it: Sign up for Give a Day Mayor's Week Challenge! Whether you have an hour or a day, you can make a difference and be part of the Give A Day movement. Volunteer! Give blood! Donate food or help your neighbor!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Picks for things to do this weekend around Louisville: April 14,15,16

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Do you have Pokemon fans in your house?  Take them to Learning Express - they are having a Pokemon trading night from 6-7pm.  Learning Express is an educational toy shop in Middletown.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Review of Altitude Trampoline Park in the South End of Louisville, KY

 photo IMG_1680_zps3vdxzfno.jpg My family and I were super excited to hear that Altitude Trampoline Park was opening up in Louisville's South End! As soon as we were able, we went to check it out!

Since we went straight after school and we were excited to discover that we had the place to ourselves. It picked up with kids as time went on and it was ‘jumping’ by the time we left. Altitude has computer kiosks in the entry for signing releases, as well as a video showing the rules and regulations that were to be followed. Check in was easy and my boys were ready to get moving! You can also sign waivers online to save some time.