Wednesday, May 29, 2013

June Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events
  • Where: Nationwide
    In Louisville: Frazier History Museum, Historic Locust Grove, KentuckyShow!, Muhammad Ali Center
    What: Free Entry to Blue Star Museums for Military members and their families.
    Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. First launched in the summer of 2010, Blue Star Museums offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 27, through Labor Day, September 2, 2013.
    When: Through September 2
    Fee: FREE
    More Info: Blue Star Museums

  • Where: Kentucky Center, Louisville
    What: KentuckyShow!
    KentuckyShow! is an exciting, emotionally compelling large screen multi-media experience narrated by Ashley Judd that captures Kentucky’s people, culture, history, music, spirit and more!
    When: Shows are 32 minutes-long and run on the hour. Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Sunday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Fee: $7 or FREE for military through Sept. 2
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  • Where: Derby Dinner Playhouse, Clarksville
    What: You're Only Young Twice
    Sue is trying to cope with living under the same roof as her motorcycle riding father and the gang from his Over 60’s Club, who are taking delight in recapturing their youth. This comedy is a thrill for any multi-generational family. Written by Ron Aldridge.
    When: Through June 30
    Fee: $35+
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  • Where: Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville
    What: The Infield: The Most Festive 26 Acres in Sports
    “The Infield” exhibit at the Kentucky Derby Museum will showcase the fun and enthusiasm that infield fans share during the races on the first Saturday in May. Featuring life-size cut-outs for photo- ops, three video compilations of the odd and curious events often found in the action and historic moments that make a part of the storied past of this location. The exhibit walks you through a day in the life of an infielder, beginning with the sights and sounds of the famous tunnel. Navigate the crowd through a crazy cast of characters, stop to take your picture with a few. You won't know what to expect around each corner, just like the real thing.
    When: Ends December 31, 2013
    Fee: Free with museum admission
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  • Where: Louisville Slugger Museum, Louisville
    What: Big Leagues, Little Bricks
    An original exhibition, Big Leagues, Little Bricks, featuring amazing sculptures, portraits and stadium replicas created with LEGO(r) bricks is now open at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Along with stunning artwork, Big Leagues, Little Bricks provides a hands-on opportunity for guests to build their own art created with LEGO bricks.
    When: Ends September 2, 2013
    Fee: Free with museum admission
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  • Where: Kentucky Science Center, Louisville
    What: Animal Antics
    It's a new way to explore the Science Center with your family! Check out a kit of materials designed to help you explore animlas, their unique characteristics, and habitats with adventurous activities at the Science Center. You'll also receive activity cards to try at home and at the Louisville Zoo. Visit the Science Center admission desk for details. Kits available on a first come, first served basis.
    When: During regular operating hours
    Fee: Free with center admission
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  • Where: Kentucky Science Center, Louisville
    What: Great Big Science To-Do: SENSEational
    Great Big Science To-Do is coming back! This time, it's a treat for your senses. The first floor gallery will be home for a full month of hands-on activities for the whole family that will tickle, treat, tease and test your senses. Get your brain into the action with experiences that challenge and delight.
    When: June 1 - 30, regular operating hours
    Fee: Free with center admission
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  • Where: Louisville Free Public LIbrary - Any Branch
    What: Kindergarten Countdown
    Kindergarten Countdown begins June 1, for all children entering kindergarten this fall. Simply visit any Louisville Free Public Library and pick up a free “I’m going to Kindergarten” t-shirt. The t-shirt will get the child and one parent into Kindergarten Countdown events around the city all summer long - free! The Countdown culminates August 7 at Slugger Field with a Kindergarten Countdown Fair and Louisville Bats game.
    Click HERE to view all Kindergarten countdown activities. When: June 1 - August 7
    Fee: Free
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  • Where: Hardin County Public Library - Main Branch
    What: Adult Summer Reading Program
    The Adult Summer Reading Program is returning! Program dates are June 10 – July 12, and 2013’s theme is Passport to Adventure.
    When: June 10 - July 12
    Fee: Free
    More Info: (270) 769-6337

  • Where: Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, Louisville
    What: Selected Works of G.C. Coxe
    Coxe is described as a daring experimental abstract painter. His paintings suggest the pulsating rhythms and mystery of life, while his use of non-traditional materials displayed the extraordinary in the ordinary and the spiritual in the mundane. This small exhibit includes many of the phases of Coxe’s development as an artist, spanning from the 1950s into the 1990s and is curated by Dr. Robert Douglas, a mentee and close personal friend.
    When: April 9 - August 9
    Fee: unknown
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  • Where: Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville
    What: Global Shoes Exhibit
    Global Shoes encourages children and their families to explore global cultures within the context of a fantasy shoe store and factory. The exhibition incorporates intriguing cultural artifacts from the Brooklyn Children's Museum's collection and a variety of hands-on, feet-in activities. Global Shoes, a bilingual exhibition, features an interactive shoe store and factory that “manufactures” shoes from around the world. Through try-on, role-play, and investigative activities, visitors explore how shoes are clues to people and places.
    When: May 23rd - July 7th
    Fee: $9 Adults, $8 Seniors (65+), $5 Military, $5 students with ID, $4 children (6–12), $7 groups of 20 or more (price is per person)
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  • Where: Central Park, Old Louisville
    What: Shakespeare in the Park - Twelfth Night
    When: Runs Tuesdays – Sundays, June 20th - July 14th
    Fee: FREE
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  • Where: Frazier Museum, Louisville
    What: Mythic Creatures Exhibit
    For thousands of years, humans everywhere—sometimes inspired by living animals or even fossils—have brought mythic creatures to life in stories, songs and artwork. Today, these creatures– from the powerful dragon to the soaring phoenix– continue to thrill, terrify, entertain and inspire us. Coming in May 2013, “Mythic Creatures” will take guests on a fantastic journey to discover the origins of dragons, unicorns, mermaids and other folkloric creatures that have fascinated humans for centuries. This exhibition was produced by the American Museum of Natural History
    When: May 11, 2013 through September 15, 2013
    Fee: Adults (18+) - $18.50, Seniors (60+) & Military - $16.50, Students (14-17 & college w/I.D.) - $14.50, Teachers - $10.00, Children (5-13) - $10.00, Children (4 & under) - FREE, Member Adult (18+) - $8.00, Member Child (5-17) - $4.00
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  • Where: Frazier Museum, Louisville
    What: Spirits of the Passage Exhibit
    The Frazier History Museum invites guests to experience one of the most powerful and important exhibitions it has ever displayed. “Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade” explores the power of the human spirit through a display of nearly 150 historical objects covering more than 350 years.
    When: through June 16, 2013
    Fee: Adults (18+) - $10.50, Military - $9.50, seniors (60+) - $8.50, students (14-17 & college w/I.D.) - $7.50, Children (5-13) - $6, Children (4 & under) - FREE, Members & Teachers - FREE
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  • Where: Fort Knox Water Park
    What: Open for the season!
    When: May 27 - August 1, Monday - Saturday 11 AM - 7 PM, Sunday 11 AM - 6 PM
    August 3 - September 2, weekends only
    Fee: $4 for military, $5 for civilians; Children age 2 and under are free
    Pool passes are available for purchase at Anderson Aquatics.
    More Info: 502-624-1253

  • Where: Elizabethtown "on the square"
    What: Historic Costumed Downtown Walking Tour
    Hear recollections and witness reenactments from Elizabethtown's most notorious characters. Don't miss it!!
    When: We gather every Thursday evening "On the Square" at 7:00 p.m., June through September
    Fee: The tours are FREE and open to the public
    More Info: unknown

  • Where: Bernheim Forest
    What: Forest Fitness at Bernheim
    Join fitness instructor Amy May for this six-week program series that combines two popular classes into one great outdoor workout. The first 45 minutes of classes will include a boot camp-style workout, designed to burn fat and sculpt muscle using body weight, resistance bands, and hand weights. Classes will conclude with a relaxing yoga routine to help lengthen just-worked muscles and prevent soreness. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring their own mats. Class size is limited.
    When: Every Tuesday June 4 - July 9, 8 PM
    Fee: $60 Bernheim members; $75 non-members. Registration and payment is due prior to the first attended class. Students can join this series any time prior to the second class. Program fees are not pro-rated for late joiners. No refunds are offered beyond the completion of the first attended class.
    More Info: Please call (502) 955-8512 to register.

  • Where: Kentucky Down Under
    What: Teacher Appreciation Month
    All Teachers receive free admission with school ID
    When: The entire month of June
    Fee: Free
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  • Where: My Old Kentucky Home State Park
    What: The Stephen Foster Story - Outdoor Musical!
    Breathtaking costumes, lively dance & the timeless music of America's 1st great composer. Nestled in My Old Kentucky Home State Park, where music fills the night air, go back in time to the 1850's. Experience the sights and sounds of an era when America's first great composer wrote timeless classics like "Oh! Susanna," "Camptown Races," "Beautiful Dreamer" and "My Old Kentucky Home."
    When: June 8th - August 10th. No performance on Mondays, and no performance on July 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 or 27.
    Monday - Friday 8:30 PM, Saturdays are an indoor performance at 2 PM.
    August 3 - September 2, weekends only
    Fee: Adults: Preferred Seating, $24.00
    Children: Preferred Seating, $13.00
    Adults: Standard Reserved Seating, $19.00
    Children: Ages 6-12, $11.00
    Children: Ages 5 and under, FREE
    Military discounts are available
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  • Where: Barr Library, Fort Knox
    What: Adult Reading Program
    Barr Library's first summer reading program for adults ages 18 and older is easy. Ready any three books and complete four additional tasks. Receive prizes and enter to win a basket of signed New York Times bestsellers or a Nook HD tablet. Visit the Library for details.
    When: June 1 - July 13
    Fee: Free
    More Info: 502-624-1232 or 4636

  • Where: Barr Library, Fort Knox
    What: Youth Reading Program
    The “Have Book – Will Travel” Summer Reading Program will run June 1 – July 13 for ages infant to 12 years-old at the Barr Memorial Library. The reader must read or be read to for a total of 12 hours and complete a reading log for prizes. You can count listening to audio books or viewing Tumblebooks found on Reading logs are due to the library on July 10 by 5 p.m. Groups: 0-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-9 years, and 10-12 years. Each completed reading log will earn an opportunity for your name to be placed in the random drawing for weekly prizes and the grand prize in each age group.
    When: June 1 - July 13
    Fee: Free
    More Info: 502-624-1232 or 4636

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