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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Glasgow Highland Games

This year, the Glasgow Highland Games is 2016 Games Friday June 3rd - Sunday June 5th. It's been going on for decades!

Info here (turn your volume down!!!!)

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The event is full of things to do and many many many bagpipes!
Celtic Rock Band Concert; Lunch with the Chief; Genealogy Seminars; Celtic Fest on the Square; Ceilidh (traditional and Celtic Rock music); Governor's Breakfast; Tartan Ball; Rocking Under the Stars; Vendors; Demonstrations/exhibits--Highland coos, Sheep Dogs, Period Re-enactments, Rugby; Parade of Tartans; Food; Competitions: Pipe and Drum, Highland Games, Battle Ax, Kilted Mile, Ladies Haggis Toss, Bonniest Knees.

The most current information can be found on their Facebook page as they add information, particularly about the music.

Stephanie


 
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Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday After 5 in Owensboro

 photo IMG_5702_zpsendj4evt.jpgHave you been to Owensboro?  Their waterfront is just lovely and the park is one of the best in KY for sure!  During the warm months, they host "Friday After 5" so that everyone can come down to the gorgeous waterfront park and enjoy family fun and live music!  The fun spans 8 blocks in Smothers Park and it's all free!

It all starts at the end of May and goes through early September.

The full schedule can be found here: http://fridayafter5.com/events

You can download a printable schedule so you can have it handy. They touch on so many genres of music, it's impressive!

In addition to the live music, they have other live entertainers, children's events & activities, vendors, and contests for kids!


Here's a video that shows what it's all about - note, I did NOT pick this thumbnail image!!!!



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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

HWY 41 Yard Sale

Do you LOVE hunting for a deal?  This yard sale weekend is the ultimate in opportunities.  It's an entire stretch of Highway 41 through multiple counties full of yard sales.

 
The HWY 41 Yard Sale is June 24th & 25th and goes through Henderson, Webster, Hopkins, Christian and Todd Counties in Western Kentucky. Sightseeing, shopping, dining, attractions - a totally different way to explore for the weekend!  There will be hundreds of booths to stop and explore over the 150 mile stretch. People travel from out of state to take this yard-sale trip, why not take it too?

Stephanie



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Monday, May 16, 2016

Memorial Day at the State Parks




There are so many great events that are going on around our great state on Memorial Day, that we thought that we would start with what the State Parks are offering!

The state parks in Kentucky are top notch, we are so lucky to have access to them! 


Memorial Day Weekend Celebration
Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park
http://parks.ky.gov/calendar/details/memorial-day-celebration/78173/
Their annual Memorial Day Celebration weekend for campers! Recreation activities will be planned for children and adults and also the Levi Jackson State Park pool will open up for the season. Camping reservations are recommended. Holiday weekend camping rates. Minimum 3 night stay. Call (606) 330-2130 for more information or e-mail danika.riggs@ky.gov

Beach Party:
May 28th-29th - Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
http://www.parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/pennyrile-forest/events.aspx
"Celebrate summer at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park’s beach. Lots of fun family friendly activities will be held at the beach all day long. Tie dye t-shirts, beach volleyball, DJ Dance Party, and much more. Schedule with times of activities will be available on the parks facebook page at www.facebook.com/PennyrileForest Hot dogs and snow cones will be available for cash purchase at the beach shelter. "

Lady of the Lake II Tours:
http://parks.ky.gov/calendar/details/lady-of-the-lake-ii-tours/52335/
"Adults $10 Children (6-12) $5 Children (5 & under) Free Tour Times Friday 4 pm (Pickup at Lodge Courtesy Dock) Saturday 2 pm & 4 pm (Pickup at Marina) Sunday 2 pm (Pickup at Marina) Sign up today at the Front Desk or Marina! (must have a minimum of 8 people to run the tour) Tour times and pricing are subject to change at any time. Tours run Memorial Day through Labor Day based on weather. The Lady of the Lake II is available for private tours by calling the group sales department for more information at (270)257-2311 or 1-800-325-1713"
 
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Saturday, May 14, 2016

New American Legion Water Park in Elizabethtown

This info is from 2016

The American Legion Park Pool in Elizabethtown has undergone a huge renovation. In summer 2016, they are opening a beautiful pool with slides, lazy river, splash pad and more. And, it's handicap accessible!

 
Patrons will be able to purchase season passes as well as daily admission passes so it is a place everyone can enjoy.  Additionally, Elizabethtown Learn-to-Swim will also host their lessons at this location.  And for the adults, aqua zumba!  Another great thing about this pool is that it is close to the amazing huge wooden "Funtopia" playground in Elizabethtown that has a free splash pad so you can really make a day of playing.

Follow the American Legion Swimming pool Facebook page for updates. So far, they are set to open the Monday of Memorial Day weekend.  WDRB News published a piece on this pool with some new photos - check it out here.

Prices will be as follows:
Daily Admission:
Adult (18+) - $6.00
Youth (4-17) - $4.00
Under 4 - FREE!

Twilight Hours (4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Adult (18+) - $4.00
Youth (4-17) - $2.00
Under 4 - FREE!

Season Passes:
Adult (18+) - $90.00
Youth (4-17) - $80.00


Family Pass:
6 members (family or non-family) - $200.00
Each additional member up to a max of 8 - $25.00


MONDAY SPECIAL!!
Every Monday after 4:00 p.m. (except July 4) admission is only $2.00!

For more fun things to do in Elizabethtown, check out ElizabethtownFamily.com

Stephanie
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Monday, May 9, 2016

8 Things You Didn't Know about Churchill Downs

 photo IMG_7624_zpsdj5g11ai.jpg1) Family Adventure Day is held four times a year (in the spring and the fall). Bring the kids to Churchill Downs for a day of racing and family activities including pony rides, inflatables, petting zoo, stick horse races in the Paddock, face painting, and more. Tickets are reasonable and $1 from every ticket is donated to Kosair Children’s Hospital.

  • Tickets are just $8 when purchased online in advance and include unlimited access to all kid-friendly activities.
  • The Family Four Pack is available for $44.  This includes 4 Family Adventure Day tickets, 4 family meals in the Adventure Day area and 2 racing programs.
Note: Children ages 2 and under get free access to the Family Adventure Day activities (and on every other race day except for Oaks & Derby, children under 12 get free general admission). There are 2 options for Family Meals: 1. Uncrustable, apple sauce & juice 2. Hot dog, chips, soft drink & water (family meals are $5 if purchased separately). (info from 2016, this may change)

2) You can spend special days at Churchill Down’s for Father’s Day or Thanksgiving! General Admission tickets are available or you can get reserved tickets for seating or dining.

3) Right beside Churchill Downs, The Kentucky Derby Museum offers multiple tours including the Around the Track Golf Cart Tour, Barn and Backside Van Tour, or the Historic Walking Tour.

4) Churchill Downs has Military Appreciation Days! Active and retired members of the military are invited to enjoy a day at the races twice a year. By showing a military, or government issued, I.D., military members will receive FREE general admission or a discounted ticket to Millionaires Row dining room.

5) Across the Street at 4th and Central is a popular restaurant that many Racetrack fans frequent called Wagner’s Pharmacy. Lots of history is on the walls and sometimes you can catch jockeys, trainers, and owners having a meal.  We also have a review!

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6) Dawn at the Downs: Get up early and watch the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks contenders conduct morning workouts while enjoying a delicious buffet breakfast. Dawn at the Downs is a popular tradition for both Louisvillians and visitors, giving Kentucky Derby fans the opportunity to see the contenders train for the big race, while listening to expert commentary. Don't miss this next year!

7) Not sure how to bet at Churchill Downs? Don’t worry, they offer a Betting 101 site to help you with the process! Check it out here.

8) Did you know you can become a Race Horse Owner? Churchill Downs Racing Club is your low risk pathway to becoming a race horse owner! The club is a low cost, low risk glimpse into the life of a thoroughbred owner. Visit the track in the early mornings to watch your horse conduct morning training routines, experience the Paddock enclosure just prior to the race, listen in as your trainer gives final instructions to the jockey, watch and enjoy your horse as he competes at the World’s Most Legendary Racetrack and hopefully experience the thrill of visiting the Winners’ Circle!

Kelly
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Frito-Lay Free Museum Passes

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You can get a free child's pass to the Kentucky Science Center, Eastern Kentucky Science & Planetarium, The Living Arts Center or the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center!  You can actually get two, but can only redeem one at a time with paid adult admission.

Here's how it works:

1) Visit the website: http://astc.fritolay2go.com/

2) Select the museum of your choice via searching the city, state or zip.

3)  Purchase specially market Frito-Lay2Go packs and save your receipt. Complete the website form which includes uploading a photo of your receipt.

4) They email you a kid's pass to redeem at the museum!

Dates & rules from their website: Valid 4/18/16–6/5/16, for one (1) free kid’s pass to a participating science center or museum with the purchase of one (1) specially-marked Frito-Lay2Go 20ct Variety Pack. Offer valid with adult admission, 4/18/16 12:00:00AM CT thru 6/5/16 11:59:59PM CT. Limit two (2) kid’s passes per household during promotion period. Only one (1) kid’s pass may be used per visit. Offer may not be combined with other discounts or promotional offers or used for group visits or during special events and exhibits. Coupon has no cash value. Valid during regular operating hours. Qualifying age for kid’s pass defined by each institution. See center details for blackout dates. Redemption must occur online at FRITOLAY2GO.com ONLY. Redemption cannot occur in-person at the science center or museum.

Stephanie
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