Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sat, June 8

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Ongoing Events

Saturday, June 8
  • Where: RiverStage, Jeffersonville, IN
    What: Twilight Cinema - The Odd Life of Timothy Green
    Spend and evening under the stars and enjoy a movie on our JUMBO screen! Inflatables and games for the kiddos!
    When: 7:30pm (Movie begins at dark)
    Fee: Free
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  • Where: Yew Dell Gardens, Crestwood
    What: Children in the Dell
    Gardens, woods, trails and fields . . . these Saturday-morning classes are the perfect opportunity to give children a chance to spend some time with all that is green. Our energetic and creative educators will engage the children in everything from planting and growing veggies to nature-inspired scavenger hunts and a whole lot more. Whatever happens to be in season will be the topic du jour. Intended for children from 5-12 years old. Parents must stay on the grounds and are invited to participate in the day’s activities. Pre-registration suggested but drop-ins are welcome as space allows.
    When: 10:30 AM - 12 PM
    Fee: 5/$10 per child member/nonmember. Buy the whole season for $100/$200 member/non-member
    More Info: Yew Dell Gardens

  • Where: Fort Boonesborough State Park
    What: Kentucky River Heritage Weekend
    June is Kentucky Rivers Appreciation Month in the state of Kentucky. We will be acknowledging the Kentucky River, its value, history and heritage throughout the weekend. We will be having scheduled activities such as games, tours, hikes and historic presentations all weekend. This event is for registered campers only
    When: June 7-9, Unsure of start times
    Fee: Free for registered campers
    More Info: Fort Boonesborough State Park

  • Where: Louisville Nature Center, Louisville
    What: Nature's Works and Quirks Program
    Nature's Works and Quirks (NWQ) is a Saturday program focused on nature for families and children of all ages. They are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month starting at 10:00am. Educators and Naturalists from LNC choose the topic and invite our members and friends to join them in exploring the different aspects of Nature. For planning purposes pre-registration is required.
    When: 10 AM
    Fee: FREE for LNC members; $3.00 for non-members; and $12 for a family of 4 or more.
    More Info: Register by contacting the Louisville Nature Center at 502-458-1328 or email

  • Where: Champs Rollerdrome, Louisville
    What: Roller Derby - Bourbon Brawlers vs. the Rolling Arsenal of Derby
    Are you ready for the fifth home bout of the 2013 season?! The Derby City Roller Girls are hosting the Rolling Arsenal of Derby (R.A.D.) of Huntsville, AL.
    When: Doors open at 7 PM, Bout starts at 8 PM
    Fee: $9 in advance, $11 at the door.
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  • Where: Barnes & Noble, Elizabethtown
    What: Story Time
    Come enjoy a fun-filled storyhour with Ms. Lee Ann!
    When: 11 AM
    Fee: Free
    More Info: Barnes & Noble

  • Where: Louisville Visitors Center at 4th and Jefferson, Louisville
    What: Walking Tour of Downtown Louisville
    PossibiliTours Walking Tours provide historical and architectural anecdotes about Possibility City while exploring the heart of downtown on foot. Louisville is a city of inspired hope and creativity and of great pride in our uniqueness. You'll explore Fourth Street, Whiskey Row, Museum Row on Main, and the civic district. A local volunteer leads you on a free, one-hour walking tour (weather permitting) departing from the Visitors Center at 4th and Jefferson. Call 502-379-6109 one day in advance to reserve your spot. Walk-ins are taken based on availability. Check into the Visitors Center for the first time using the FourSquare app on your smart phone to unlock the "Newbie Special" - 25% off of merchandise and apparel (excludes sales items).
    When: Fridays and Sundays at 2PM and Saturdays at 10:30AM,
    Fee: Free
    More Info: Call 502-379-6109 one day in advance to reserve your spot.

  • Where: Belle of Louisville, Louisville Waterfront
    What: Ghost Cruise
    Our legendary lady has quite a past, and the wee hours of the night and the dark of the moon bring out the mystery of the river and our boat. Our historic Belle of Louisville was highlighted on a Ghost Hunters episode in March, 2013; so join us and be a part of this exciting adventure! Storytellers and a reader will be on board to add to the experience. The concession stand and bar will be open for your pleasure. Call for information or to make a reservation, or purchase tickets on line. (Note: this cruise may not be suitable for younger children.)
    When: 9:30 PM - 12 AM
    Fee: $25
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  • Where: Belle of Louisville, Louisville Waterfront
    What: Sightseeing/Lunch Cruise
    When: June 1, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 - 11:30 AM - 2 PM
    Fee: Sightseeing only - Adult (13+) $21, Senior $20, Child (3+) $12
    Lunch and Sightseeing - Adult (13+) $32, Senior $31, Child (3+) $22
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  • Where: Kentucky Science Center, Louisville
    What: Adult Canoeing Adventure
    Join us for a day of adventure on the open waters of Kentucky! Learn how water has affected the natural landscape of Kentucky and shaped our lives along the way. Dress for the weather as we partner with our friends from Jefferson Memorial Forest to canoe a local waterway. Conitnue your day with a showing of the IMAX film, "Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk" and a tour of the special exhibit "Spirits of teh Passage" at the Frazier History Museum. Space is limited and advanced registration is required.
    When: 8:30 AM - 3 PM
    Fee: $45 per person
    More Info: 502-560-6100 ext 6111

  • Where: Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, Crestwood
    What: Surprising Edibles - Learn How to Identify and/or Cultivate Unusual Edibles
    There are a lot of plants that look great and are tasty too! On the flipside there are a lot of bothersome weeds that can serve on purpose at the dinner table. Learn about both ends of the spectrum in this informative class that will leave you thinking differently about what is in your garden. You will be introduced to – Edible ornamentals: Amaranth, Orach, Malabar Spinach and a variety of flowers Edible weeds: Lamb’s Quarters, Purslane, Burdock, Wild Amaranth/Pigweed
    When: 1 Pm - 3:30 PM
    Fee: $20/$30 – Members/Non-members
    More Info: 502.241.4788

  • Where: Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, Crestwood
    What: All About Bugs: Exploring the Backyard Universe
    Instructor Blair Helvey will bring out the inner kid in you! Learn good bugs and their place in the ecosystem. Participate in the release of beneficial insects in Yew Dell’s vegetable garden and take home some beautiful insects for your own yard. To it top off, see some of the truly creepiest (and oh so nice) bugs you can imagine! Both children and adults welcome!
    When: 10:30 AM - 12 PM
    Fee: $25/$35 – Members/Non-members
    More Info: 502.241.4788

  • Where: Wilson Track, Fort Knox
    What: Dog Days of Summer
    A pet friendly, family fun, kind of day! 5k run/walk, carnival games, food and beverages, dog wash and pet adoptions. Also pet contests.
    When: Race starts at 9 AM. Other activities start at 9 AM and go to 1 PM. Contests are being held throughout the day.
    Fee: Race costs $5. Unsure of any other fees. Concessions will likely cost.
    More Info: 502-624-5819/3271

  • Where: Waterfront, Belvedere East, Louisville
    What: Louisville Greek Festival
    The very best in authentic Greek food, beer and wine and live entertainment. Greek grocery and gift shop; Greek pastries. Fun activities for kids.
    When: June 7 - 4-11pm; June 8 - 11am-11pm; June 9 - Noon-6pm
    Fee: $2 for Adults; Children under 9 free.
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  • Where: Frazier Museum, Louisville
    What: Pre Junetenth Celebration
    Though Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and 19th) originated in Texas in 1865, it’s since spread across the country as a day, week or sometimes even a month to celebrate African American freedom, education and achievement.To help signify the importance of this anniversary, the Frazier History Museum is hosting a Pre-Juneteenth Celebration during our June Second Saturday Family Day. Museum guests can enjoy interactive performances, music, Juneteenth-inspired crafts, an authentic African dance performance from the Imani Dance & Drum Company and energetic storytelling from our guest of honor, Ashley Bryan, a nationally-renowned author and performer.
    When: 11 AM - 4 PM
    Puppet Making workshop is from 11 AM - 12 PM
    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: Slugger Field, Louisville
    What: Bats baseball vs Durham Bulls
    *Enjoy $3 "craft beer" every Saturday home game on the Overlook Deck until the eighth inning. Available "craft beers" include Shock Top, AmberBock LandShark & The Max 102.3. *Appearance by BBoy McCoy. Breakin' BBoy McCoy might just have the best dance moves in history. Judge for yourself as the breakdancing batboy dances for your enjoyment at Louisville Slugger Field.
    When: 6:05 PM
    Fee: Tickets start at $6
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  • Where: Louisville Free Public Library - Southwest Branch - 10375 Dixie Highway
    What: Downton Abbey Tea Party
    Come celebrate the Crawley family, their servants, and all the goings on at Downton Abbey with some tea, biscuits, and trivia.
    When: 2 p.m
    Fee: FREE
    More Info: 502-933-0029

  • Where: Lowe's, Elizabethtown
    What: Build and Grow Clinic - Monsters University Scarers
    It’s going to be a monster summer at Lowe’s! Bring your child to Lowe’s this Saturday and they can build these awesome Mike and Sulley Scarers inspired by Disney•Pixar’s upcoming release Monsters University! MUST RSVP ahead of time!
    When: June 8 - 10 AM, June 9 - 2 PM
    Fee: free
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  • Where: The Kentucky Center, MeX Theater
    What: American One Acts
    "Cocaine, 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, and Hello Out There" Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company presents a collection of great American one act plays from the first half of the 20th century dealing with addiction, obsession, revenge, and yearning.
    When: June 7 - 10, 13-15 - 7:30 PM and June 15 - 2 PM
    Fee: $17
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  • Where: Barr Library, Fort Knox
    What: Superman Film Festival
    When: 12 PM - 2:30 PM
    Fee: Free
    More Info: 502-624-1232 or 4636

  • Where: Kentucky Railway Museum, New Haven, KY
    What: Day out with Thomas
    Price includes activities and train ride. Food vendors will be on site for purchasing food.
    When: Train depart beginning at 9:50 with the last train running at 4:30 p.m.
    Fee: $18.00 per person ages 2 and up. Under 2 is free. Allow 3-4 hours.
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  • Where: Old Stable Restaurant, Bardstown
    What: Bardstown Ghost Trek
    A guided walking historic tour and ghost hunt held every Saturday (rain or shine). Ghost Trek meets at the Old Stable Restaurant and includes the Jailer's Inn, 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.
    When: 8 - 9:30 p.m.
    Fee: $15, children under six free.
    More Info: 859-576- 5517 for reservations.

  • Where: Justice Center parking lot on East Stephen Foster Ave (Hwy 150E)
    What: Whiskey City Cruisers
    Stroll among classic cars from yesteryear. Music from the 50's and drawings for prizes.
    When: 2 PM
    Fee: Free
    More Info: 502-348-6456 or 800-638-4877

  • Where: White Acre Campgrounds
    What: 19th Annual Bardstown Bluegrass Festival
    Friday night performance: Bluegrass 101, Volume Five, and Flatt Lonesome. Saturday performance: Bluegrass 101, Blue River, The Daniel Patrick Band, Shades of Grass and Velvet Blue. Handicap parking available and bring your lawn chairs. Rain or shine the show will go on under a large pavilion. Great family event.
    When: Friday, 6 - 10 p.m., Saturday, Noon - 10 p.m.
    Fee: Friday, $15, Saturday, $20 Combo Ticket $30
    More Info: 502-252-9004 or 502-507-5449

  • Where: Nelson County Fairgrounds, 2391 New Haven Rd
    What: Bourbon City BBQ Festival
    Backyard BBQ Cookoff, KidsQ Cookoff, Kids Fun Zone, Antique Tractor & Car Display, Beer Pit, Retail Court Arts & Crafts, Food Court, Cornhole Tournament, and Entertainment.
    When: June 7, 8 - time unknown.
    Fee: Unknown
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  • Where: My Old Kentucky Home State Park
    What: The Stephen Foster Story - Outdoor Musical! Opening Night
    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 performace on Mondays, and no performace on July 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 or 27.
    Monday - Friday 8:30 PM, Saturdays are an indoor performace 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: Hardin County Playhouse
    What: South Pacific
    Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudices and war.
    When: June 7, 8 - 7 PM
    June 9 - 3 PM
    June 13, 14, 15 - 7 PM
    June 16 - 3 PM
    Fee: $15 - General Admission
    $13 - Seniors (55+), Students, Military/Military Dependents, & Groups of 10 or more.
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  • Where: Historic State Theater, Elizabethtown
    What: Rogers & Hammerstein Weekend
    When: The King and I - June 7, 7 PM
    South Pacific - June 8, 2 PM
    The Sound of Music - June 8, 7 PM
    Fee: $3
    More Info: call 270-234-8258 during office hours of 9:30am to 5pm

  • Where: Iroquois Amphitheater
    What: Movies Under the Stars - Lincoln
    Rated PG-13; 150 minutes; 2012 As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. This film chronicles the President's time in office between 1861 and 1865 as he dealt with personal demons and politics during the Civil War. No outside food or drinks allowed, however concessions are available before and during the show.
    When: Doors open at 7:30, movie starts at 8:30 PM.
    Fee: Free
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  • Where: Waterfront, Great Lawn, Louisville
    What: The Color Run Louisville
    The Color Run is a one-of-a-kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a color-crazy day with your friends and family. For our events, it is all about participants of all different speeds, ages, shapes and sizes toeing to the start line. Whether you are a casual morning mall walker or an Olympic athlete, the 3 miles of the Color Run course will be the most enjoyable real estate you've traveled in a VERY long time.
    When: 8 AM - 11 AM
    Fee: $35 - $50
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  • Where: Blackacre Conservancy, Louisville
    What: Pioneer Day
    Make sure to mark your calendars you won’t want to miss our annual Pioneer Day celebration. Take a step back in time and enjoy a day of fun and learning for the whole family. This year’s pioneer day fun will include music, barbecue, storytelling, hikes and so much more. Come learn about Kentucky’s pioneer history and enjoy the beatiful park like setting of the nature preserve and historic homestead.
    When: 12 PM
    Fee: Per car-load: $10/members $15/non-members
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  • Where: Derby Dinner Playhouse, Clarksville
    What: Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut
    Yesterday Allie was just a normal kid, but today she’s headed into outer space on a mission across the solar system. Grab your space suit and get ready for an adventure that’s out of this world!
    When: Breakfast and Lunch shows on June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
    Breakfast show: Breakfast is served at 9 AM, show starts at 10 AM
    Lunch show: Lunch is served at 12 PM, show starts at 1:15 PM
    Fee: Breakfast show is $16. Lunch Show is $21.
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  • Where: Spirit of Jefferson, Louisville Waterfront
    What: Harbor History Cruise
    While taking a short, one-hour cruise on the Ohio River, this is a chance to learn about river and steamboat history, and connections to Louisville's history, as well. It's a narrated cruise, with a Riverlorian on board to answer questions and share the river experience. Call for information or to make a reservation, or purchase tickets on line.
    When: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - 2:30 PM - 4 PM
    Fee: Adult and Senior - $14, Child (ages 3 - 12) - $8
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  • Where: Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany
    What: Free Family Fun Workshop - Painted Tshirt for Dad
    Bring a white t-shirt to fit dad. Free drop-in family art workshop held the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 am-12 pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suggested ages 2-12. Pre-registration is required and on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive no later than 11:30.
    When: 10 AM - 12 PM
    Fee: Free
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  • Where: Downtown Louisville
    What: The Louisville Quest
    The Louisville Quest!, a fun, competitive way to explore downtown, is part scavenger hunt and part sight-seeing tour. About The Louisville Quest! Teams of 2 - 5 will compete against each other to answer challenge questions and solve puzzles to get from location to location in the least amount of time - all for fun and discovering downtown Louisville.
    When: Every Saturday, 4/13/13 - 10/19/13
    Fee: Adults $40, Military/Students $25, Children 10 and under are free although children below middle school age may find it challenging to keep up
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  • Where: Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, Louisville
    What: Dr. Thomas G. Barnes on "Kentucky Wildlife Species" & "Butterflies and their Effect on Your Garden"
    The Riverside Garden Club invites you to attend a presentation by Dr. Thomas G. Barnes on Saturday, June 8 @ 10:00 am in the Riverside Visitors Center. Dr. Barnes is the Kentucky State Extension Wildlife Specialist and a full professor in the Department of Forestry at the University of Kentucky. He holds his doctorate in wildlife and fisheries sciences from Texas A&M University, a master of science in wildlife and fisheries science from South Dakota State University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Huron College in South Dakota. Dr. Barnes is the author of the number one regional best selling and Kentucky Literary Award-nominated book: Kentucky's Last Great Places. Other notable books include: Gardening for the Birds, The Wildflowers and Ferns of Kentucky, The Rare Wildflowers of Kentucky, and How to Find and Photograph Kentucky Wildflowers. He will speak at the Riverside Garden Club meeting on "Kentucky Wildlife Species" and "Butterflies and their Effects on the Garden."
    When: 10 AM
    Fee: Free
    More Info: or call 502/935-6809.

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