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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Give the Gift of a Kentucky Experience

Looking for a gift that will keep on giving?  Consider buying one of these Kentucky Experiences and give a gift that lasts an entire year.


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Annual Pass to Newport Aquarium
You could easily go to the Newport Aquarium every month and find something new each time.  If you plan to go to Cincinnati in the next year, plan ahead and get an Annual Pass to the Newport Aquarium.  The holidays are a great time to get seasonal discounts to experiences across the state.

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Did you know that there was a group of Kentuckians who set out to create heaven on earth here in the heart of the commonwealth? Need an excuse for your family to regularly break free of the pressures of daily life?  With an annual pass, a family can enjoy FREE admission to the entire village, enjoy unlimited FREE rides on the Dixie Belle Riverboat and any and all hayrides and gain FREE admission to their signature events all year long.  Passholders also enjoy discounts at The Trustees' Table and shops.  Purchase Your Annual Pass here.

Join the Kentucky Historical Society
Give a $40 gift to the Kentucky Historical Foundation and automatically become a Kentucky Historical Society member.  Commit your family's donation to prepare Kentuckians for the future because you know history matters.  Members enjoy FREE admission to the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Kentucky Military Museum, the Old State Capitol and Martin F. Schmidt Research Library including a personal family invitation to members-only events, exhibitions, and programs.

Kentucky Derby Museum

Enjoy the thrill and excitement of Derby every day! Membership includes a Fast Track Family Membership.  Membership includes free admission to the Kentucky Derby Museum, complimentary guest passes and the use of the Kentucky Derby Museum's box seats at Churchill Downs Racetrack for the Spring and Fall race meet among other things.

Kentucky Science Center/Louisville Zoo Membership

Get approximately $20 off when you buy a combined membership to both the Science Center and the Louisville Zoo. The dual Family Membership includes two adults and up to 4 children ages 4 to 19.  It includes 2 one-time use child admissions to the Louisville Zoo and 2 one-time guest passes to the Science Center. 

Louisville City Soccer Season Passes

A dynasty is in the making as the purple and gold make a run at their third straight USL Cup in 2019. Season tickets bring a host of member benefits, including a team scarf, access to special member events, and concession discounts.  Best of all, you can easily resell or transfer any tickets you can't utilize with SeatGeek, and register priority for best available seats in the new Butchertown stadium coming in 2020.

Muhammad Ali Center Membership

Does your family member have a special connection to the legacy of Muhammad Ali?  Give them the opportunity to be a part of the mission of Ali's legacy of hope, peace and cultural understanding.  Enjoy free membership to the museum, exclusive member-only merchandise and more.

Season Pass to Beech Bend 

Don't miss the half-off discount, free parking, and unlimited sunscreen at Beech Bend in Bowling Green through November 26th.



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Tickets for the PlayThink Festival
Although the Playthink Festival lasts only 5 days in June, it is an experience that will leave a lasting impression.  Playthink is a magical experience for those who want to let down their guard and their phones to reconnect with themselves and their children through play, movement, music, and the natural world.  This year's festival is sure to be the beginning of a new chapter of the event as they are moving to a new location in Harrodsburg. The sooner you buy your tickets here the more you save. 

YMCA Membership
Give the gift of family fitness and togetherness all year.  YMCAs are such a blessing to families across the state.  Many a multi-tasking parent or guardian has balanced responsibilities to self, career and family thanks to free Wifi, the weight room or pool and the obliging cafe table.  Whether it is a gift to yourself or to a family who needs more support, a YMCA membership is definitely a gift that keeps on giving.

Happy Memory Making!


Nicole
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Let's Go Pick a Christmas Tree

You and your family have decided it is time to put up your Christmas tree, this year you are going to do it Clark Griswold style and do it yourself! Below are is a listing of the Christmas tree farms in Kentucky that can get you on your way to a good old-fashioned family Christmas.

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Call ahead to check prices and hours.

North Central Kentucky


Michels Family Farm - Glencoe


Michels Family Farm - Sparta


Pine Ridge Tree Farm - Pendleton




Louisville Metro

Alpine Ridge Christmas Tree Farm - LaGrange


Sleepy Hollow Tree Farm - Prospect

Tower View Farm & Nursery - Jeffersontown

Werkmeister's Christmas Tree Farm - Shepherdsville

Wethington Nursery - Jeffersontown

Click here for a list other Christmas tree options in Louisville.



Lexington Metro

Barker's Christmas Tree Farm - Lexington


Christmas Memories Tree Farm - Lexington

Nieman's Tree Farm - Lexington


Central Kentucky

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Cathole Bend Tree Farm - Lancaster

Creekside Christmas Tree Farm -  Vine Grove

Kovalic's Christmas Tree Farm - Winchester

Robinson's Christmas Trees - Stamping Ground

Roberts Family Farm - Guston

Shelby Christmas Tree Farm - Shelbyville


Werkmeister Christmas Tree Farm - Shepherdsville


Yuletide Tree Farm & Nursery - Winchester


Western Kentucky


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Althouse Family Farm - Battletown

Bare Creek Farm - Bowling Green


Hartman Tree Farm - Bowling Green


Hilltop Tree Farm - Philpot

Lee's Garden Center - Hodgensville

Twin Bridges Tree Farm - Bowling Green

Trunnell's Farm Market - Utica


Eastern Kentucky


Baldwin Farm - Richmond


Hawn Gap Tree Farm - Bimble

Hutton - Loyd Tree Farm - Wallingford



More Questions?  The Kentucky Christmas Tree Farm Association is a great resource.


Nicole




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Monday, November 12, 2018

Let's Go to the Louisville Zoo - Winter Family Fun

Wintertime at our popular Kentucky destinations often means fewer people, more time to linger and discounts.

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The Louisville Zoo general admission will be reduced to $9.95 for adults (12–59) and $6.95 for children (ages 3–11) and seniors (60+) now through March 15, 2019.

The Louisville Zoo is teaming up with Kroger to help Dare to Care again support families in our community with a winter food drive during the Zoo’s Wild Winter Days presented by Kroger through March 15.

What to do: Bring at least one canned food item per person to receive $1 off winter adult or child’s admission. 


 photo polar bear_zpsj2k0spjm.jpgThe offer is not valid for Santa’s Safari, other special fee-based programs, for pre-paid groups, field trips or with other discounts.

Want to know what is needed most? Canned meats (tuna included), canned fruit, fruit juice, beans, peanut butter, soup, rice, cereal, fruit juice, pasta, and canned vegetables. Please avoid glass containers.

More details are available here.

Fall/winter hours at the Louisville Zoo are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (exit by 5 p.m.) and continue through March 15, 2019. The Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Nicole
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