- Where: Barr Library
What: Summer Reading Program Finale - Petting Zoo
Live animals on Barr Library’s Lawn • Rain or shine, the gentle sheep, goats, llamas and more, will be a special end to our Summer Reading Program. This is the opportunity for the child in all of us to have a first-hand experience with these animals – make a memory to last a lifetime for you and your child. Grand prizes to be awarded at this event.
When: 12:00 PM
- Where: French Shooting Club, Fort Knox
What: Kentucky Firearms CCDW Class
Must attend both days (16 & 17)
Class is open to the community and available to both military and non-military. Please bring weapon, 50 factory rounds, and eye protection. Call 502-624-7754 for more info.
When: July 16 - 6 Pm - 10 PM; July 17 - 9 AM - 1 PM
Fee: $65 per person. $40 in preregistration, $25 day of class. Register NLT July 10
- Where: Barr Library
What: Authors @ Your Library - Josh Elder
Josh Elder is the creator of the Mail Order Ninja graphic novel series and founder of Reading with Pictures, a non-profit advocating education through comic books and graphic novels. FREE.
When: 2:30 PM - 4 PM
- Where: Home Depot
What: Weekly Workshops - interior paint
Update your home's interior quickly and affordably with a fresh coat of paint
* Discover the steps required to transform your room
* Find out how to select the tools and supplies needed for prepping and painting interior ceilings and walls
* Learn how to prepare and mask rooms before painting
When: 10 AM - 11 AM
- Where: Louisville Free Public Library - Southwest
What: Magic Tricks 101
Learn a pair of easy magic tricks to show your friends with our materials; bring your own magic trick to share with the group; and make an edible wand for a snack. Ages 5 and up are welcome.
- Where: Michaels
What: United Kingdom - Crown & Shamrock Event - PASSPORT TO FUN
Travel to the UK through craft. Create an artful crown and shamrock. Make-It Take-It with purchase of crown. While supplies last. Ages 3 and up
When: 11 Am - 2 PM
- Where: Michaels
What: Wilton cupcake cookie demo
Wilton "Cupcake" Cookie Demo, featuring the Wilton 2012 Yearbook! Learn how to decorate cookies to look like cupcakes and candies with fresh ideas from the BRAND NEW Wilton 2012 Yearbook of Cake Decorating. Full of inspiration for your next celebration!
When: 1 PM - 3 PM
- Where: 136 S Main Street,
Kentucky Railway Museum,
New Haven, KY 40051
What: Family Pizza Train
Enjoy a 90 minute train excursion through the Rolling Fork River Valley. Museum admission is included and pizza will be served. Reservations are required. 502-549-5470 or 800-272-0152
When: 11 AM
Fee: Adult - $25.00, Military Adult - $22.75, Child - $20.00, Military Child - $18.25
- Where: Kentucky Center, MeX Theater
What: A Little Night Music - Musical
nspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, with the universal subject of love, in all its wondrous, humorous and ironic permutations. In 1900 Sweden, middle-aged Fredrik Egerman brings his 18 year-old bride Anne to a play starring his former mistress, Desiree Armfeldt. Soon Frederik and Desiree resume their romance, incurring the wrath of her current lover, a pompous Count.
The situation culminates in a weekend at Desiree's mother's country estate. In attendance are Frederik, Anne, and Henrik, Frederik's son (who is hopelessly in love with Anne), Desiree's illegitimate daughter, The Count and his wife, Charlotte who appear uninvited and the Egerman's lusty maid, Petra. As Madame Armfedlt explains to her granddaughter, the summer night "smiles" three times: first on the young, second on fools, and third on the old.
When: 8 PM
- Where: Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater
What: Guys and Dolls - Musical
“Guys and Dolls” revolves around Nathan Detroit, the organizer of the oldest established permanent floating craps game in New York, who bets fellow gambler Sky Masterson that he can’t make the next girl he sees fall in love with him. The next girl he sees happens to be Miss Sarah Brown, a pure-at-heart Salvation Army-type reformer, and the stage is set for a hilarious evening of complications and high hitting showtunes like “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down You’re Rockin the Boat”
When: 7 PM
- Where: Hinton's Orchard
8631 Campbellsville Rd,
HODGENVILLE, KY 42748
Hinton's Orchard 4th Annual Peach-A-Palooza will be a great summer time event for your family! The focus will be local music and food, especially our summer favorite, the peach! Plans are to include a classic car show and the Veggie 500 where kids can build their own car and race to the finish. Check our website for more details.
When: 11 AM - 3 PM
Fee: Free, but items to purchase
- Where: Bardstown, not sure where. Call or visit website for more info
What: Play - the wizard of oz
Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreams of
what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination.
When: Thursday and Saturday nights, July 7 - Aug. 6, 8:30 PM
- Where: 602 N. Third Street,
My Old Kentucky Dinner Train,
Bardstown, KY 40004
What: My Old Kentucky Dinner Train's Murder Mystery
Reservations required. 502-348-7300 www.kydinnertrain.com
When: 5 PM
Fee: Adult's Murder Mystery: $99.95
Children's* Murder Mystery: $59.95
- Where: Where: 701 Baxter Avenue,
Cave Hill Cemetery,
Louisville, KY 40204
Phone: (502) 451-5630
What: Twilight Driving Tour through Cave Hill Cemetary
The Cave Hill Heritage Foundation proudly announces the 2011 series of tours of its historic and beautiful grounds. All of our tours this year are cost-friendly, making a tour of Kentucky’s premier cemetery an affordable option for the entire family to enjoy.
J. Michael Higgs, Cave Hill Heritage Foundation Coordinator, and Steve Wiser, AIA, will lead the twilight tours of cemetery. A two-hour journey through the meandering roadways of the entire cemetery will reveal information about the history of the cemetery, its residents, and the works of art presented through the monuments. Cemetery topography, botanical highlights, and connections between the cemetery and state, local and national history will also be discussed.
When: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
- Where: 4th Street wharf, Downtown Louisville
What: Harbor History Cruise
For just a short hop and a chance to learn more about the Ohio River and the steamboat era, take this cruise on the Spirit of Jefferson. She's a diesel-powered riverboat; and with two enclosed, temperature-controlled decks and outside seating too, she's a boat for all seasons.
This cruise is sightseeing only, and the concession stand and bar will be open. Reservations are recommended. Call 574-2992 or (toll-free) 866-832-0011 for information, to make a reservation, or to check the status of the cruise.
When: Boarding 2:30 PM - cruise 3 PM - 4 PM
Fee: Adult - $12, Senior - $12, Child - $6
- Where: 116 W Stephen Foster Ave,
The Old Stable Restaurant,
BARDSTOWN, KY 40004
What: Bardstown Ghost Trek
Two hour guided tour held every Saturday (rain or shine) 8 - 10 p.m. Ghost Trek meets at the Old Stable Restaurant and includes the Jailer’s Inn, Chapeze House, Pioneer Cemetery and the Talbott Tavern (areas of the Tavern are dependent on current events at tour time). Bring your camera, audio recorders and camcorders to collect evidence as we walk along the haunted streets of Bardstown. 859-576-5517 for reservations. www.ghosthunter.com
When: 8 PM - 10 PM
Fee: $20, children under six free.
- Where: 4th Street Wharf, Downtown Louisville
What: Belle of Louisville, Lunchtime sightseeing cruise
Reservations required at least 24 hours prior to the cruise's boarding time.
Call 502-574-2992 or (toll free) 866-832-0011 for information, to make a reservation, or to check the status of the cruise.
Our cruises make a great venue for group get togethers and celebrations. Call for information. Gift certificates are available for purchase all year.
When: Boarding at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM
Fee: Adults - $29.00, Seniors - $28.00, Children - $19.00
- Where: Bernheim Forest
What: Smart Gardens and Landscapes: Planning the Fall Garden
July is the perfect month to start planning and planting your fall garden. Extend the life of your edible landscape by planting cool-season crops! Discover vegetables that thrive in fall and winter months and learn tried and true techniques to lengthen the growing season. Equipped with this information, you will be able to harvest well into the winter months.
When: 10 AM - Noon
Fee: $10 members; $15 non-members; registration and payment due by 4 p.m. day prior to start of program
- Where: The Hardin County Fair Grounds are located approximately 5 miles south of Elizabethtown on 31W.
What: Hardin County Fair and Horse Show
Midway, demolotion derby, baby contest, magic shows, wrestling and more! Visit http://www.hardincofair.com/Events.htm for the full schedule of events.
When: Gates open at 5:00 PM, Midway opens at 6:00 PM, and the fair closes at 11:00 PM.
Fee: $9 includes all midway rides and events
- Where: Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center
384 W.A. Jenkins Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
What: Youth Theatre of Hardin County Summer Musical, "White Christmas"When: Curtain 7 PM
- Where: Sloan Convention Center, Bowling Green
What: National Corvette Homecoming
Car Shows, Arts and Crafts Booths, Seminars, and more! http://www.corvettehomecoming.com/html/events.html
When: 8Am - 5 PM
Fee: Admission $10 Adults - Under 12 Years Old Free
- Where: Iroquois Amphitheater
What: Band - Here come the mummies
When: 8 PM
- Where: Bernheim forest
What: ECO Kids Discovery Days: Prairie Safari
Explore one of Kentucky’s little known habitats – the majestic prairie! Kids and their families will examine prairie plants and animals through the On Your Own Challenge, available in the Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Discovery Stations, available at the Visitor Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
When: 9 AM - 5 PM
Fee: Free members; Free non-members with $5 per car admission
- Where: Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
What: Bowfishing 101
Do you love the outdoors, hunting, fishing or just like new challeges. Come join us for a day of fun-filled excitement as Jenny Wiley State Resort Park teams up with Mr. Dan Richeson with "Passing on the Tradition Hunting and Fishing Support Group" for a new activity that is up and coming in the region. Bowfishing is an exciting way to combine archery and fishing and one of the fastest growing archery sports to date that is sure to leave you wanting to do it over and over again. We will be offering this training at no cost, educating adults and children about this enjoyable sport.
When: 9:00 A.M. End Time: 3:00 P.M.
- Where: Green River Lake State Park
What: Bring a Pet Weekend
Dog Fashion show contest on the 23rd – 1st place, 2nd place, & 3rd place prizes will be given. Treats will be given when you arrive. A $5.00 entry fee for each dog. Open to the public. Will be held at Green River Lake State Park Shelter. You may pre-register at the Park Office M-F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm or at our Country Store on the park.
- Where: Creasy Mahan Nature Preserve
What: Native Grassland Birds! Open House Saturday
Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in partnership with Louisville Audubon Society, is restoring 12 acres of native grasslands! We want to bring back the Meadowlark and other birds who depend on grasslands for their home. We'll walk around the meadow, bird watch, and learn about native grasses and flowers with local experts.
When: 10 AM - 2 PM
Fee: Unsure, but I think free
- Where: Downtown Glendale
What: Glendale's Olde time BBQ & Chili Cookoff
Glendale's Olde Time BBQ & Chili Cookoff, downtown Glendale. Register now to compete for BBQ & Chili Cookoff competitions
Family Fun Day includes musical entertainment, vintage automobiles, baby contest, cornhole tournament for adults and kids, games and entertainment for children.
When: 9 AM - 6 PM
Fee: For just a $5 ticket, you get to sample the competitors' BBQ and chili. Help select the People's Choice Trophy Winner !!! Additional BBQ and drinks sold.