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Friday, May 26, 2017

Picks for Things to Do this Memorial Day Weekend!


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Be sure to check out our SUMMER FUN page - Your GUIDE to Louisville area fun for May-August!

If you’re looking for something to do between barbecues and swimming, check out what’s going on in the Louisville area over Memorial Day weekend!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Summer 2017 Reading Programs in and around Louisville, KY

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Help your kids prevent the dreaded "summer slide" by participating in a dozen+ free summer reading programs and other educational fun over the summer months! Remember, any parent or caregiver who reads to a child counts for those younger ones!

A Reader's Corner - Check in with this local bookstore this summer for storytimes and other reading information and incentives.

Barnes and Noble - Beginning May 16, when your child in grades 1 through 6 fills out the completed Summer Reading Triathlon journal, he/she is eligible for a free book! They are celebrating over 20 years of summer reading!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Kids Bowl Free Locations in and around Louisville, KY

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Looking to get indoors to cool off this summer and go bowling with your kids? Check out this list to find participating bowling alleys where your kids can bowl for FREE all summer long! Some bowling alleys also offer a deeply discounted program for parents of Kids Bowl Free participants!

You must register to participate. Simply click on the link for the bowling alley of your choice. Then sign up online using the simple registration form. A 'kids bowl free coupon' will be sent to the parent's valid email address. Once registration is complete, your child will be allowed 2 free bowling games daily all summer. The site also lists the days and hours that kids bowl free applies. For example, free bowling may not be available on Saturdays at some alleys. From the website: "All participants must wear bowling shoes - rental shoes available. Not good for use with daycare outings, camps, business or club outings, or birthday party celebrations. Ages 15 and under. Standard shoe rental rates apply." See the website for more details.

Clarksville Strike and Spare            
900 Eastern Blvd.
Clarksville, IN 47129
(812) 945-6625                  

Dixie Bowl
10526 Dixie Hwy
Louisville, KY 40272
(502) 937-7900

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!

Other things to know:

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.