Saturday, December 1, 2012

December 1

Saturday, December 1
  • Where: Barnes & Noble, Etown
    What: Storytime
    When: 11 AM
    Fee: free
    More Info: (270) 763-0288

  • Where: Historic State Theater
    What: It's a Wonderful Life
    When: 2 PM & 7 PM
    Fee: unknown
    More Info: 270-982-3400

  • Where: Historic State Theater, Etown
    What: Street Corner Symphony Concert
    The amazing Acappella group Street Corner Symphony takes the stage for the 2nd time at the State Theater on Saturday, December 1st at 7:30pm.
    Runners-up on NBC's 'The Sing-Off', Street Corner Symphony has amazing vocal talent that is sure to captivate and amaze you! They will be singing some of their most memorable songs from the show, as well as a new line-up of songs and mabye even a few holiday favorites.
    When: 7 PM
    Fee: $17+
    More Info: (502)228-4362

  • Where: Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, Goshen, KY
    What: The Nature of Christmas
    We'd love to see you and your family at our tenth annual Nature of Christmas in Goshen event, co-sponsored by the City of Goshen. This wonderful day has become a family tradition for many. This is our way of thanking all of you and the wonderful people in this community who support us (financially and through volunteering) all year long!
    Join us and receive a free meal of hot dogs, chili, Nestle hot chocolate, hot coffee, FREE popcorn from the City of Goshen, and Papa John's Cinna-sticks for dessert! Enjoy a hayride, roast marshmallows, listen to the St. John Bell Choir, and kids may enjoy holiday crafts.
    There will be gift and craft booths, and the nature preserve will offer homemade holiday wreaths for sale.
    When: 12-3 PM
    Fee: Free
    More Info: (502)228-4362

  • Where: Hardin County Library
    Hardin County Library - Main Branch
    What: Special Saturday Storytime
    Children and their caregivers. We will listen to stories, sing or dance to music, and make a craft. Walk-ins are welcome.
    When: 11-11:30 AM
    Fee: Free
    More Info: (270) 769-6337

  • Where: Hardin County Library
    Hardin County Library - North Branch
    What: Special Saturday Storytime
    special craft holiday ornament
    When: December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    Fee: Free
    More Info: (270) 769-6337

  • Where: Derby Dinner Playhouse
    What: A Fairy Tale Christmas
    Children's Musical Theatre for ages 3 to 12. One hour performances and kid-friendly food just right for kids. Free Parking included. Santa will be at every performance!
    When: December 1, 8, 15, 17, 22
    Breakfast 9 AM, Lunch 12 PM
    Fee: Breakfast - $16, Lunch - $21
    Contact: Derby Dinner Playhouse

  • Where: Louisville Science Center
    What: Advanced Manufacturing
    Meet with lead designers, engineers, developers and more to understand how advancements in technology keep Kentucky competitive across many industries, from the development and manufacturing of aerospace components and chemicals, to appliances and vehicles. Check out a 3-D printer, the 21st century device bringing advanced manufacturing into homes. On Saturday, December 1, witness a household appliance as never before - GE Appliances will be onsite with a see-through dishwasher so we can learn more about the technology we use every day!
    When: Normal Museum Hours
    Fee: free with museum admission
    More Info:

  • Where: Louisville Science Center
    What: Playdates in Science
    Join the Science Center for exclusive playdates in our amazing new play space for young visitors. These hour-long playdates feature restricted access in Science in Play for visitors ages 0-4 and their adult caregivers. With no big kids in sight, little ones will be free to roam, investigate, build, experience, and play in a protected environment. Playdates feature activities, story time, and refreshments for caregivers. No registration required.
    When: December 1 & 4, and January 1 | 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
    Fee: free
    More Info:

  • Where: Louisville Science Center
    What: Messy Afternoons
    Messy Afternoons are filled with sloppy, icky, gunky and gooey activities intended to introduce young learners to science concepts and tools, and foster the innate curiosity of young and old alike. Program offerings change each week, so your little ones will never get bored. Activities are open to children ages 7 and younger and their families.
    When: every Saturday and Sunday
    Noon - 4 PM
    Fee: free for members, Free with paid admission for non-members
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  • Where: Yew Dell Gardens
    What: Holiday Trains Exhibit
    Have you ever seen an entire town inside a castle? Well, climb aboard and bring the kids (and grandkids too!) to Yew Dell this holiday season for the popular Yew Dell Gardens Express – a fabulous snow village and model train display. This magical exhibit has been created by master model builder Bob Irmscher with support from some of the most talented model train enthusiasts in the region. In addition to the trains, kids of all ages will enjoy scavenger hunts, visits from Santa on December 1 & 8 and more! Bring your cameras!
    When: Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16
    Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
    Sunday Noon - 4 PM
    Santa from noon - 4 PM on 12/1 and 12/8
    Fee: ree for members and children 12 and under, $7/adult, $5/seniors.
    More Info: 502-241-4788 or email

  • Where: Horseshoe Casino in Southern Indiana
    What: George Jones
    When: 7:30 PM
    Fee: $40+
    More Info: 1-800-745-3000

  • Where: Maker's Mark Distillery, Loretto, KY
    What: Annual Candlelight Tours
    Bourbon enthusiasts are invited to celebrate the 2012 holiday season with Maker's Mark. The distillery will offer its annual Candlelight Tours during which visitors can tour the festively decorated Victorian grounds and 19th century restored distillery. The self-guided Candlelight Tours are free and open to the public. Visitors can enjoy bourbon-inspired cocktails and refreshments, as well as free parking.
    When: 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
    Fee: Free
    More Info: For directions or further information, contact the Maker's Mark Visitors Center at (270) 865-2099 or visit the Web site at (must be 21 years of age or older to enter).

  • Where: Barr Library
    What: Holidays in Action! Film Fest
    Come enjoy your favorite holiday related action movies!
    When: 12 PM
    Fee: Free
    More Info: 502-624-1232

  • Where: Yew Dell Gardens
    What: Wreath Workshop
    Learn how to make your own holiday decorations - Williamsburg style! This hands-on workshop will teach you the art of working with fresh materials and each participant will leave with their own festive decoration - either door decor, mantle swags, or a table centerpiece. Tracey will also demonstrate how to make a Williamsburg style wreath; wreath forms will be available for purchase.
    When: 10:30 AM - Noon
    Fee: $35
    More Info: 502-241-4788 or email

  • Where: Yew Dell Gardens
    What: Williamsburg Decorations Workshop
    Design and make a unique winter wreath made from fresh greens harvested at Yew Dell. Participants will be provided the necessary materials and tools to create a wreath but should bring their own gloves and pruners. Express your creativity by making a holiday wreath to take home--the finished wreath will measure 22-24 inches.
    When: 2:30 - 4 PM
    Fee: $55
    More Info: 502-241-4788 or email

  • Where: Barr Library
    What: Puppy Tales!
    The American Red Cross Pet Therapy and Barr Memorial Library have teamed up to bring you Puppy Tales! This monthly program focuses on children reading to therapy dogs for improved literacy skills and lots of fun.
    When: 1 PM
    Fee: Free
    More Info: 502-624-1232

  • Where: Devers Youth Center
    What: High School Lock In
    When: 9 PM - 7 AM
    Fee: $20
    More Info: 502-624-6442

  • Where: Bernheim Forest
    What: Holiday Open House
    Come to Bernheim's HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, December 1 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for artist demonstrations, local foods (from farmers that we use in our café!), door prizes drawn on the hour (for memberships, free lunches and Bernheim Select plants!) and take advantage of shopping local for your holiday gifts. Whatever your budget, and no matter how diverse your shopping list may be, you'll find items sure to please from Bernheim. For instance: o Signed copies of the beautiful coffee-table book Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest o Gift memberships! o Handcrafted items by Kentucky artisans o Nature-related toys and books, home décor, clothing o PLUS... All through November and December, BERNHEIM MEMBERS receive a 20% discount (normally 10%) at Bernheim's gift shop inside the Visitor Center from November 1 - December 31.
    When: 11 AM - 4 PM
    Fee: Bernheim Members FREE, non-members regular $5.00 per car weekend environmental impact fee applies
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