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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Review of Harmony Park in Goshen, KY By: Stephanie

On a milder day when the sun was still bright, we bundled up and headed back to the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve. My kids loved it so much last time we went!  This time, we entered at the back of the preserve to check out the otehr trails and the play ground.

The trails on the back side of the preserve are a straight shot. If you head inward from those trails though, they get steep and a little more dangerous. Not really dangerous, but if you are looking some just a little stroll, stay on the straight path along the edge. My kids love to weave in and out so we went up and down the hills, over the bridges and climbed some!

Then, we headed back out and played at the playground. It was a well kept playground with things for all ages.  There are many swings and climbing structures. My kids love the little animals they can climb on and rock and they had 3 there. 







There is also a really nice gazebo! In the spring, I am definitely coming back with a picnic!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

What to do with Holiday Greeting Cards: Easy Craft! By: Stephanie

 I keep a craft bin for all of the things that my kids accumulate. I tend to save random things in there just knowing we can use them at some point for a craft.  Last year, I put all of the greeting cards we received into a bag and tucked them away.

This past week, I took them out and we made collages.  I have some document sized frames that I am going to hang them in to make our home festive for December. I think I got them at the Dollar Tree a while back!!  These collages would also make fantastic inexpensive gifts for family members if you give them in frames!

With my son's help, I cut out all of the scenic pictures and other pictures from the covers. I cut out the sayings from the inside. We just made a big pile and glued them on red paper. 

They turned out really cute!


Friday, November 26, 2010

WINNER! $40 voucher for a Christmas tree and FREE wreath!

Billie F will get to go to the Tower Family Christmas Tree Farm and cut down her own tree and get a FREE wreath! Have fun!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Things To Do This Weekend in Louisville November 25-28

After you had your celebrations and feasts, get out and enjoy with your family LFF’s holiday weekend picks:

Light up Louisville

Lights under Louisville

Christmas Festivities at the Galt House

Holiday Around the World Exhibit opens at the Frazier Museum

Madcap Puppets presents Tales of Flight with The Brothers Wright at the Speed Museum

Check out the websites for additional information for dates, times, and pricing.


And most of all......Have a GREAT THANKSGIVING!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tower Family Christmas Tree CONTEST!!

The Tower Family Christmas Tree farm is giving away a voucher for up to $40 off a single tree and a FREE $22 wreath to one lucky Louisville Family Fun reader.


The farm is located in Columbus, IN which is about 90min north of Louisville. It is a choose and cut farm, but also has some additional pre-cut trees on the farm.

Check out their website for types of trees available and additional information with nearby attractions!  What a wonderful day trip full of memories!
The farm opens the Friday after Thanksgiving. Jeanette recommends going the first or second weekend after Thanksgiving as in a typical year they close our fields after these weekends, but will still have pre-cuts available.

To enter, simply email us at LouisvilleFamilyFun@gmail.com or post a comment here or on our ALL CAPS facebook status. Here goes:

Head to the Tower Family Christmas Tree Farm website and tell us something interesting about their farm!

Contest ends Friday 11/26 at 10am so you can win and head there to get your tree & wreath this weekend if you want!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

2010 Holiday Card

With Love Chartreuse Christmas 5x7 folded card
Shop Shutterfly for elegant custom Christmas photo cards.
View the entire collection of cards.

Lights Up at The Summit in Louisville : By Stephanie

 Since we live relatively close to The Summit shopping area, we decided to go to their Lights Up event last week.  It was fairly easy to get in and out even though it was pretty crowded. Police directed traffic and kept it flowing. 

When we arrived, a band was singing holiday music.  My kids were not that interested because the band was set on the grass and you could not get close to the stage. Everyone was on the center patio and it was a little disconnected for younger kids to sit and watch. Sometimes I think my kids have to be right in the middle of it all to really know what's going on.  They heard music, but never made the connection that there was a band.

We roamed around waiting for Santa's arrival.  Behind the center patio they gave away glow sticks and reindeer antlers to wear.  My kids were thrilled by that.  I noticed the bubble truck, but we stayed away from that because the ground was totally saturated and it looked like it was a total mess or slippery!

Finally, Santa arrived on stage to count down for the lighting of the tree. But, as I said before, since the stage was disconnected from where everyone was, unless you were right up front, a little kid could not see Santa. My son got on my husband's shoulders and had a hard time spotting the big man in red.  The tree was lit and the fireworks began.  We heard them but could not see them.  Everyone scattered trying to find them!  We discovered that they were shot off from behind Barnes & Noble so we maneuvered our way out of the center patio to try to see them.  The kids did get to enjoy some but we missed half of the display because you couldn't really see them from the center court by the Christmas tree.

We left after the fireworks. But, before we headed to the car, we took our son for a peak at Santa. He wanted to see if he was REALLY there since we kept saying he was arriving but he never saw Santa on the stage.  People waited on quite a long line to get to talk with Santa and snap a picture, but we figured we could catch him another day.

All in all, it was a simple event but a little disappointing. Not that I wouldn't go back next year. I think I had higher expectations and therefore, wound up disappointed. 

** FREE Personalized Children's Book - WINNER!!!! **

It's like my son used his SCOOBY sense to pick this winner! It's ANGELA WEAVER! She posted a reply on our facebook page and her profile picture is Scooby Doo. My son must have known...he's a big Scooby Doo fan!

Angela wins a personalize book from Little Scholars!!  There are many to choose from.....Princess, Batman, Dinosaurs, sports and a few Sesame Street themed books.  Check them out!

Angela, please email us at LouisvilleFamilyFun@gmail.com so we can get you hooked up with your cool book! I bet you'll pick the Scooby Doo one they have :)

New contest coming soon....very soon!

Today's Living Social Deal - Pump It Up

Today you can get 10 bounces for $25 at Living Social.  This is a 50% off deal for jumping at Pump It Up!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Have Fun with Shutterfly! By: Stephanie

Having fun with your family doesn't always mean heading out in the car and going to a big event!  You can have a great time together right on your computer, being creative and shopping for friends and family. 

I have used Shutterfly many times over the years. I am a picture-a-holic and love to make prints to change out pictures in frames, create cards or have lots of fun designing a photo book of memories. I have also made calendars for people in the past.  What a fun thing to do as a family!  You can sit down and look through pictures from 2010 and make a photo book full of all of the year's events.  Or, you can pick out pictures from each month and design a calendar for 2011. 

I am going to use Shutterfly for some holiday cards this year. I live pretty far away from most of my friends and family, so I am excited to send them a cute card with my favorite pictures of my kids.  I really like the different color schemes they offer, everything's not just red and green! I think I am going to go with the Merry Montage card.  I love the brown and I can use multiple pictures! I think I will choose pictures to highlight different seasons.  The matching return address labels will save me time also!

Another fun thing to do as a family is host a party like a cookie swap and Shutterfly has a super cute invitation for this event!  Have some neighbors over and exchange cookies! It's fun to try new recipes and you get a lot of variety without spending hours baking! You could bundle up your cookies, tie a ribbon around the celophane and attach a lovely custom gift tag to the top. 

Kids are really thoughtful and giving.  The can have so much fun on the Shutterfly site browsing gifts for grandparents, parents or siblings.  This desk organizer would be perfect for a working parent! And what Grandma wouldn't love some jewelry to show off her grandchildren!

Happy shopping and creating!

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

CONTEST! Personalized Book for Your Child!

Are you shopping for gifts and want to add a really cute one?!

The winner of this contest will be able to choose any book from the book catalog on the the Little Scholar Books website! 


These are personalized childrens books!  The child's name is incorporated into the story and he/she becomes the "hero" or the "star". They also incorporate the child's hometown, age and names of 3 family or friends in the story as well. A special dedication from the giver is printed on the front page. They offer the books in English and Spanish. These books are a great way to help instill the love of reading in a child. What a wonderful Christmas/Hannukah gift!

To enter the contest, you must do one fo the following to answer the question
1) email us at LouisvilleFamilyFun@gmail.com    2) post a comment on this blog post     3) Post a comment on tonights ALL CAPS facebook status. 

The question is:  "What is your child's favorite book?"


The contest will end on Tuesday, November 23rd at noon.  The winner will be announced on this page.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

The Best Events & Things to Do in Louisville this Weekend Nov. 19-21

Wondering what to do this weekend in Kentuckiana?  Here's our top picks!

Friday: Lights Up at The Summit: Fireworks, live music, Santa and more!


Friday: Pajama Party with Santa at Greentree Mall: crafts, milk & cookies, stories and more!

Saturday: Support Local Arts Education: Beauty & The Beast – 2 shows on Saturday
Sunday: Lights Under Louisville: Use your Groupon or snag a discounted pass by reading yesterdays blog post and head to the Louisville Mega Caverns
 
Have FUN this weekend with your family!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

SAVE: Half Price Tickets for Lights Under Louisville at Louisville Mega Caverns

The local media brings you Half Price Louisville!  Tomorrow (Friday 11/19) you will be able to get tickets to Lights Under Louisville for only $12.50!!  They are usually $25.  What a fantastic deal!

Thanks to Nicolle M. for letting us know about this deal via our facebook page!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Louisville Family Fun Blog Gets National Exposure!

Local Fun for Kids is a great directory of websites for families across the country to find local blogs!  It's so great that they are featuring our blog under the Kentucky directory!  We hope that more families will be able to find our blog because of this exposure and in turn, we can help more people have FUN!

Tips for Traveling for the Holidays By: Jeanette

Traveling for the holiday?


Looking for ways to entertain the kids while driving during the holidays besides the normal DVDs and hangman games?

Here are some suggestions:

Reading: Free kids audio books for download 

Songs: Make a Song book or a CD with fun, silly songs to sing along. This website has some lyrics to good fun songs such as Found a Peanut and On top of Old Spaghetti 

Games: Play a game of car bingo or scavenger hunt
Maybe your kids prefer word searches or cross words. Personalize a free one for the trip!

Snacking: fruit, crackers, special sweet treats, or for more ideas check out the website here

Crafts: Pipe cleaners – no limits on what one can make with pipe cleaners and who knows what games you can create with them.

Need more tips and suggestions to survive the trip? Check out this site!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Someone needs to start making their shopping list....

....it's JAMIE!  Jamie posted a comment on our contest post that she would spend her free time doing some Christmas shopping.  My son picked her name out of his mickey mouse hat, so she will be able to send a child to the Mini-Camp at the Louisville Science Center for FREE! 

Jamie, please email us at LouisvilleFamilyFun@gmail.com so we can get the prize to you!!

More contests to come...........

Buy One Get One Free at Starbucks!

Are you planning on doing some shopping this weekend?  Well, grab a family member or friend and get a warm treat while you are out!  From 2-5pm on November 18th-21st you can enjoy a holiday beverage at Starbucks and get one free!  Drop into one of the many local Starbucks establishment and enjoy a festive beverage. The special flavors will make a shopping trip extra fun!

You can also text 12DAYS to 29943 and Starbucks will text you special daily deals starting on December 1st!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

CONTEST! Admission for 1 child to Louisville Science Center Holiday Help Mini Camp!

Holiday Help Day Mini-Camp


Sunday, December 12, 1-5 p.m.

Take some time to tackle your to-do list, complete your last-minute shopping, or bake your famous cookies while your little scientists concoct, engineer, and experiment.

This is for children grades K-6!!

Winter Wonders (Grades K-1): Explore some of our favorite “chilly” experiments.
Castles and Catapults (Grades 2-3): Investigate engineering and architecture as we build marshmallow bridges, Lego Castles and make our own catapults!
Matter of Fact (Grades 4-6): Discover the science of chemical concoctions and rockin’ reactions. Purchase your mini-camp online!

Purchase your mini camp online!  Cost: $20 Members / $25 Non-Members

BUT.....IT'S FREE TO ONE OF OUR READERS!!!

Post a comment on this blog post, email us at LouisvilleFamilyFun@gmail.com or post on tonight's ALL CAPS facebook page for a chance to win!

Answer this question:

What would you do with 4 hours all to yourself?

The contest will end Tuesday 11/16 at noon!
The winner will be posted on this blog.
Please note, comments need to be moderated. So, if they do not appear immediately, just check back later as I usually moderate them once a day!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Louisville Family Events & Things to do November 12-14 Weekend

Weekend is nearing so here are some area activities to enjoy with the family. For more area family friendly events check out our calendar.
Festival of Trees and Lights at Slugger Field -  hundreds of volunteers design and decorate Christmas trees, wreaths and hand crafted holiday items - all of which are for sale to benefit the neonatal intensive care unit at Kosair Children's Hospital.

Celebrating Native American History at Frazier Museum - crafts and activities celebrating “The First Americans.”

The Louisville Science Center has joined with the Louisville Ballet to offer dance classes and health and fitness-themed activities on three upcoming dates, with activities geared to people of all ages and skill levels. 

Build and Grow at Lowes. It is free, but registration is asked. This week they are making periscopes.

Check out the websites for additional information for dates, times, and pricing.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Open Jump Today at Pump It Up in Louisville

Pump It Up has now added a Thursday evening Family Open Jump!


Hop on in from 4:30pm-6pm TODAY and let the kids bounce away!

$5 per child or bring in 3 canned goods for Dare to Care per bouncer and play for free!

Reservations are not necessary, but space is limited! Don’t forget your jumping socks!

2700 Stanley Gault Parkway; Suite 120

Louisville, KY 40223
 502-244-1016

Today's Groupon - Lights Under Louisville

Today's Groupon is a $15 pass to Lights Under Louisville at the Louisville Mega Cavern! Check it out! I'm getting one!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen KY By: Stephanie

My kids woke up early from their naps yesterday and since it was such a gorgeous day, we hopped in the car to try something new.  We went to Goshen to check out the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve right off of 42 near the Mahan Library.  My children love exploring and simple pleasures and they were super excited that I was bringing the dog. 

There is a small parking lot near the Nature Center. We did not go in the Nature Center since I had the dog. So, if anyone has been there and been in that building, please comment and let everyone know about it.




My kids took off running toward the nearby swings and I panned around looking for the entrance to the 8.5 miles of walking trails.  To the left, I saw an entrance and we headed that way.  You can pick up a map there!  We just started walking and my kids had a blast collecting sticks, picking the different paths to go on and crossing bridges. There are picnic tables throughout if you want to pack a treat or meal.  I am sure my kids could have stayed for a long while, but I had to get home to cook dinner! 

Although we didn't go to it, there is a playground on the other side of the preserve. You can access it via car if you don't want to walk across the field and back.

We will be back! I want to find the waterfalls on the next visit.  My son talked the whole way home about it and taking his Daddy there to explore more paths.  It was even cute to hear him ask me over and over, "what's that forest place called mommy?"


Visit their website!  Occasionally, they have events there!  On December 4th from 12-3pm they are having what seems to be a fun event to bring in the holidays!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

WINNER: Cirque Dreams Holidaze tickets

My son just went in for his nap and you know what that means.....he picked the winner of our latest contest before dozing off!

The winner is GINA WILKIE!!

She emailed us and said "I love the cookie monster ornament my husband made 30 years ago... just a blue pom pom with two felt eyeballs, but so sweet to think about the little boy who crafted it!"

Thanks to EVERYONE who participated, I had to write a ton of names on little slivers of paper. My son is always excited to pick the names :)

More contests to come! Stay tuned.............

Breakfast with Santa right here in Kentuckiana!!

From Pro Bass's website "BRING YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY! WE WILL BE HAVING BREAKFAST WITH SANTA CLAUS ON NOVEMBER 13 & DECEMBER 18 AT 8:00AM! RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES & SAUSAGE! COST FOR THIS EVENT IS $5.00 PER PERSON (CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 2 YEARS OLD ARE FREE). SANTA WILL BE AT THE BREAKFAST TO VISIT AND TELL A STORY! AFTER BREAKFAST, GET YOUR FREE PHOTO TAKEN IN SANTA’S WONDERLAND! PLEASE CALL 812-218-5500 OR 812-218-5517 FOR RESERVATIONS! MAKE THEM EARLY AS SPACE IS LIMITED!"

What fun!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Letters from Santa from Oldham County Parks & Recreation

 photo Santa-300x300_zps2d124eb0.pngThe Oldham County Parks and Recreation Department has a cute program for Letters From Santa! You can go to THIS SITE and print off a request form and send it in!  They ask that you send $1 to help cover the expense of the program. 


Sunday, November 7, 2010

CONTEST! Tickets to see CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE at the Louisville Palace

We are giving away 2 tickets to the opening show of "CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE" on November 23rd at 7:30pm!

Read THIS post for more information about the show!

To enter the contest, do ONE of the following:  email us at LouisvilleFamilyFun@gmail.com with the answer to the questions; post a comment on this blog post with the answer to the question or post a comment on today's ALL CAPS facebook status with the answer to the question!

The question is:

What is your favorite Christmas ornament?

The contest will end Tuesday November 9th at noon and the winner will be announced on this blog!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE at the Louisville Palace

NEW CONTEST TOMORROW!  We will be giving away 2 tickets to the opening show of
"CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE" on November 23rd at 7:30pm!  The contest will start tomorrow!



"CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE" - A DELICIOUS CONFECTION OF CHARM, SPARKLE AND TALENT BY THE SLEIGHLOAD LIGHTS UP THE LOUISVILLE PALACE

NOVEMBER 23-28

CREATED AND DIRECTED BY CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR NEIL GOLDBERG
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!
**********************************************************************************************October CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE lights up the 2010 holiday season when it transforms the stage at the Louisville Palace into a wonderland of fantasy and disbelief, November 23-28. Cirque Dreams, an American theatrical production company, brings its critically acclaimed entertainment brand to Louisville, Kentucky for 8 glorious holiday performances. Created and directed by Neil Goldberg, creator of the groundbreaking Broadway hit CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY, CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is "so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil" according to the New York Daily News and "a delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh load." The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle raves, "even the Grinch would be impressed with this Christmas wonderland." "Stuffed with so much holiday cheer and audacious acts, Scrooge would exit with a big ol' smile on his face," hails the Erie Times News about this "Broadway-worthy spectacle." "The perfect way to come in from the cold, forget the holiday stresses and find the magic of the season" proclaims The Oakland Press. Tickets are on sale now. CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is an original musical extravaganza of ornaments that come to life when costumed characters perform astonishing feats that celebrate the holiday season with spectacle, imagination and whimsical dreams. An international cast of 30 artists transform into gingerbread men flipping mid air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires, snowmen daringly balancing, icemen powerfully sculpting, penguins spinning, puppets caroling and reindeer soaring high above a landscape of holiday wonderment. Some holiday favorites accompany an original musical score with hundreds of spectacular costumes adorning a magical tree of dreams in a setting of gigantic gifts, colossal candy canes and 30-foot tall towering toy soldiers.

Says Creator/Director Goldberg, “Cirque Dreams Holidaze follows in the spirit of the Cirque Dreams entertainment brand first established in 1993…to produce high quality, affordable family entertainment that blends multiple performance genres and Broadway theatrics with international talent, European and American circus artistry and limitless imagination.” More than 50 million fans worldwide have attended a Cirque Dreams show in the past decade. Critics and audiences alike have praised Cirque Dreams shows as “the grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas” (New York Magazine); “a whiz-bang family friendly spectacle” (Los Angeles Times); and "brilliantly conceived entertainment for multiple generations" (Chicago Tribune). In 2009, Cirque Productions premiered the first touring season of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE, grossing more than 10 million dollars in ticket sales, breaking box office records and entertaining more than 200,000 spectators. In 2008, Cirque Dreams made Broadway history by presenting Goldberg’s CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY at the Broadway Theatre, the first and only show of its kind to ever perform on Broadway. The production recently remounted for a limited 2010 summer engagement at the MGM Grand/Foxwoods featuring the original pop princess Debbie Gibson, in the singing role of Mother Nature. A new year-round version of the show will open December 1, 2010 at Busch Gardens Tampa. Currently, CIRQUE DREAMS ILLUMINATION, Goldberg’s new show of street-smart stunts turned acrobatic stage spectacle is touring the U.S. A first-ever CIRQUE DREAMS & DINNER theatrical dining extravaganza on board the new Norwegian EPIC cruise line has been declared "a groundbreaking spectacle among the best, if not the best we have seen at sea" (USA Today). Between now and the end of 2010, Cirque Dreams brand shows will perform in more than 35 cities across the nation.

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is affordably priced from $19.00 to $54.00 (plus applicable service charges) and a special 4-Pack Offer is available for select performances. CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE will perform 7 shows at the Louisville Palace Theatre, 625 Fourth Avenue, Louisville, KY from Tuesday, November 23 through Sunday, November 28.

Performance Schedule:

Tuesday
November 23 7:30pm

Wednesday
November 24 7:30pm

Thursday
November 25 No Performances on Thanksgiving holiday

Friday
November 26 8:00pm

Saturday
November 27 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Sunday
November 28 1:00pm and 6:00pm
Tickets are available at http://www.livenation.com/ , http://www.ticketmaster.com/, the Louisville Palace Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge-by-phone at 1.800.745.3000.

Group discounts for 10 or more are available by calling 502.736.1234.

For more information, visit: http://www.cirqueproductions.com/

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Things to do in Louisville this Weekend By: Jeanette

Louisville Family Fun November 5-7 Weekend


The first weekend of November in Louisville still has a variety of family fun events for both indoors and outdoors. Be sure to check out the calendar for additional events that did not make our top picks for this weekend.

Friday:
If you can brave the predicted colder weather, enjoy some trolley hopping with the family for the First Friday Trolley Hop 

Or if you prefer to stay indoors, enjoy the $5 entry fee after 5pm for the Louisville Science Center

Saturday:

Bring pumpkins back for some destruction at Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market for the first ever Pumpkin Destruction event.

Maybe you want to build something, check out Home Depot’s Free Kids Workshop where they will be building a spice rack this week.

Enjoy an indoor activity with a Squallis Puppeteer Show 

Or check out the one-time musical show of Bullies put on by the Blue Apple Players 

If you want to enjoy the outdoors, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has two different programs for the family and young children to enjoy.

Sunday:

Enjoy an afternoon at Blackacre Nature Preserve for some stories, music, games, and races during Blackacre Harvest Celebration
Already thinking about Thanksgiving? Make a craft during Michael’s Knack Free Family Event – Thanksgiving Turkey Placeholder.
Check out the websites for additional information for dates, times, and pricing.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Win FREE Ice Cream at the Comfy Cow

Comfy Cow is running a contest for Free ICE CREAM for a YEAR! From their blog,


“During November and December visitors to The Comfy Cow can enter a drawing for free ice cream for a year. The lucky winner will receive one free regular serving of any flavor per day every day for the entire year of 2011.To enter just fill out the back of your receipt from the store with your contact information, place it in the box at the register and you will be entered in the drawing to be held on New Year’s Eve. We’ll announce the winner on our website New Year’s Day.”

You can read how delicious their ice cream is from Stephanie’s blog post here. If that’s not convincing enough to go try some ice cream and enter the contest, Comfy Cow was named the Best Ice Cream Shop in LEO’s 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards. Good luck! Hope one of you wins!

Who won?

KATRINA GREENE is the winner of a family 4 pack of tickets to attend the special Louisville Science Center event called "Lights!....Energy!...Elves!"

Thanks to everyone for entering the contest!

There will be another contest very soon for tickets to an awesome holiday show at the Louisville Palace so check back often!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Holiday Events at the Louisville Science Center and a CONTEST!

The Louisville Science Center is kicking off the holiday season with new programs along with the IMAX® film The Light Before Christmas.

The Light Before Christmas is a stop-motion animation film where two children find themselves as characters in the classic tale “The Night Before Christmas.” The film features lavishly detailed sets and characters inspired by the fascinating designs of renowned artist James C. Christensen, with a musical score featuring beloved Christmas classics. It also includes a behind-the-scenes look at the process of creating a stop-motion animation film. The Light Before Christmas shows November 13, 2010 through January 2, 2011.

The Science Center is also offering events for the holiday season; one is–
 “Lights…Energy…Elves!”

“Lights…Energy…Elves!” is offered Saturday, November 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. Attendees can see amazing gingerbread constructions and try it themselves by entering our Gingerbread Engineering Contest. Grand prize is 20 free IMAX passes, good for a year’s worth of IMAX films. Activities include a cool holiday science show featuring Elves Fa and La, testing freezing attributes of liquid nitrogen and exploring circuits and electricity.

Science Center member tickets are $10 for children ages 2 to 12 and $4 for ages 13 to adult. Non-member tickets are $12 for children ages 2 to 12 and $6 for ages 13 to adult. Children under 2 are free. Tickets include the activities, a showing of The Light Before Christmas, and all-day exhibit admission to the Science Center.

We are giving away 1  FAMILY PACK (2 adult, 2 children) of tickets for “Lights…Energy…Elves!”  A $28 value!

To enter the contest, just answer the following question by commenting on this blog post, commenting on today's ALL CAPS facebook status or emailing us at LouisvilleFamilyFun@gmail.com  Only ONE entry!

"What gift do you hope the Elves are working on at the North Pole for your little one?"

Contest ends Wednesday 11/3 at 9pm and the winner will be announced on this blog!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Events and Things to Do in November in Louisville

Louisville Family Fun November Picks


Plan your November weekends with us! Our top picks for family fun!

November 5-7

Pumpkin Destruction at Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market.  Bring pumpkins back for some destruction.

Blackacre Harvest Celebration at Blackacre Nature Preserve providing some stories, music, games, and races.
November 12-14

Festival of Trees and Lights at Slugger Field hundreds of volunteers design and decorate Christmas trees, wreaths and hand crafted holiday items - all of which are for sale to benefit the neonatal intensive care unit at Kosair Children's Hospital

Celebrating Native American History at Frazier Museum crafts and activities celebrating “The First Americans.”
November 19-21

Hands On Discovery Case at Speed Museum
National American Heritage Day at Speed Museum

November 26-28

Locust Grove Holiday Sampler at Locust Grove. Costumed demonstrators will be in the kitchen and woodshop

Tales of Flight - puppet show at the Speed Museum
Don’t forget to check out Derby Dinner’s Children’s Theater for The True Story of Three Little Pigs or Christmas in Candyland.