Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas at the Library

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Christmas at the Shelby County Library
Sunday, December 4
1:00 to 3:30

Pictures with Santa
Holiday Music
Write letters to Santa (he may even write back!)
Make reindeer food
Listen to Christmas stories
and more!

The Shelby County Library is such a beautiful place, especially around Christmas. If you've never been to Christmas at the Library, you must try to attend this year. The staff does such a wonderful job and is always so friendly. It has become an annual Christmas tradition for my family!

See other fun events happening at the Shelby County Library by clicking here!

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Check out all the other fun Holiday events happening in Shelby County here
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Shelby Christmas Tree Farm & Nursery

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The Shelby Christmas Tree Farm and Nursery opens on Thanksgiving Day (10am to 6pm)! They will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as well this week. They will then be open on weekends until Christmas!

It is located at 175 McDaniels Road in Shelbyville.

There are 5 species to choose from: Scotch Pine, White Pine, Austrian Pine, Norway Spruce, Douglas Fir!
You and your family can choose the perfect tree and cut it down yourself! Hand saws are available, and they will assist with cutting if needed.

Hot chocolate, apple cider, and treats will also be available!
Sounds like a perfect family tradition in the making!

Read the story of how this Christmas tree farm came to be here!

Saturday- 10 am to dusk
Sunday- 1 pm to dusk

Follow them on Facebook and Twitter!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

10 Places to Play Outside in Shelby County with your kids

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10. Your own backyard :)

Which is your favorite?

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Veteran's Day Freebies

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We are so appreciative to all the men and women who have served our county or are currently serving. We compiled a list of businesses in the Shelby County area who are honoring veterans and active military with freebies this Veteran's Day (November 11, 2016). 

Bob Evans- Veterans and active duty members can enjoy a free meal on their limited menu (six choices available) on November 11, 2016. 

CattlemansVeterans and active duty members can enjoy a free lunch entree (up to $10) from 11 am to 2 pm on November 11, 2016. 

Little Ceasars- Free $5 Hot and Ready lunch combo between 11 am and 2 pm for all veterans and active duty members on November 11, 2016. 

Cracker Barrel- Free double chocolate fudge Coca-Cola cake on November 11, 2016 for all veterans and active duty members. Dine in only. 

White Castle- Free Breakfast Combo or Castle Combo Meal #1-6.

Beauty Pro's Salon & Boutique (802 Washington Street, Shelbyville)- Free haircut for veterans on November 11, 2016. Call 991-3275 for more details.

Great Clips- Veterans get a free haircut on November 11, 2016. Anyone who gets a haircut on November 11 will get a coupon for a free haircut to give to a veteran (doesn't expire until the end of the year). 

*Most of these restaurants require a proof of service or military ID to get the freebie. Some may require you to dine in to earn the freebie. There are other restaurants in the Louisville area offering free meals (Aplebees, Chilis, Hooters, IHOP, Olive Garden, Red Robin, and more).

Thank you again for your service! 
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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Starbucks Deal

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Here's a great deal for all the Starbucks lovers out there!
The only Starbucks in Shelby County is located inside the Kroger on Boone Station Road. 

Buy any one Holiday drink at Starbucks between 2 and 5 pm November 10 through November 14 and get one FREE to share with a friend! Holiday drinks include Peppermint Mocha, Gingerbread Latte, Caramel Brulee Latte, Chestnut Praline, Eggnog Latte, Joy brewed tea, Sweet Cream Narino 70 Cold Brew, and Holiday Spice Flat White. You can get them hot, iced, or frozen. 
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Friday, November 4, 2016

Shelby County Holiday Events

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Can you believe it's that time of year again?! Here's our list of Holiday events around town!
Here's the Louisville Family Fun list: Best List of Holiday Events for 2016

Read also:

Wakefield-Scearce Galleries Christmas Open House
November 9- November 22
Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm

Tree Lighting Event at Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
November 11, 7pm

Trims and Whims Craft Show
November 12, 10-4
November 13, 11-4
Wright Elementary School

Celebration of Lights- Shelbyville
November 12, 4-8 pm

Turkey Trot 5K
November 19, 7:30-10am

Light up Simpsonville
November 19, 6:15
Lights, Santa, Chili, Children's Choir

Shelby County Farmers' Market Christmas Bazaar
November 26, 9-3
Shelby County Fairgrounds

Toys for Tots event at Derby City Pediatric Dentristry
December 1, 3-5 pm

Lowe's Build and Grow
Christmas Ornaments
December 3 at 10am

Shelby County Christmas Parade
December 3, 10am
"Sights and Sounds of the Season"

Coca Cola Caravan will be at Kroger in Shelbyville
December 3, 10 am to 7 pm
Free pictures with Santa

A Night in Bethlehem- A Drive through Live Nativity Experience
Shelbyville First Baptist Church
December 3, 6-8 pm

"Christmas Cruise" Christmas Dinner and Auction
Cornerstone Christian Academy
December 3, 6 pm
Tickets: Adults/$30 Children/$15

Christmas at the Library
December 4, 1-3:30pm

Santa Paws 5K
December 10, 8am to 10am
Call 633-1636 to register

Santa, Mommy, and Me!
Harvest Coffee & Cafe
December 10, 9-11 am
More info here! Reservations required!

Gingerbread House Decorating Party at the FAC
December 16, 6:30-8:30
$10 per builder at the door/$8 if preregistered by Dec. 15
All supplies provided, Santa, hot chocolate, and more!
We will continue to update our list as we learn of more events!

Have a joyous Holiday Season! 
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

What to do with all that candy....

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If your children are like mine they probably had a bucket of candy from community events and school parties before it was even Halloween. Now that Halloween and trick-or-treating is over, that bucket is overflowing! I have to have a game plan as to what we're going to do with it all. Here's a few ideas that may help reduce the candy pile- and possible future dental bill.....

Speaking of dentists, Mortenson Family Dental is giving you a chance to Swap your Treats for a $5 gift card or $5 cash (each location may be different). All you do is bring in at least a sandwich size bag full of candy (no chocolate) to any Mortenson, Braces Braces Braces, or Kid's Dentistree through November 15. Mortenson then sends all the candy to troops through Operation Gratitude. One bag per person.

Lucky's Market in Louisville (Hourstbourne Pkwy) is having a candy buy-back November 2 from 4:30 to 6 pm. Bring in some of your unwanted candy and trade it for fresh fruit!

This could also be a great opportunity to talk to your child about giving and helping others. My family tries to make shoe boxes every year that are sent to children around the world (Operation Christmas Child). Certain types of candy are allowed to be sent in those boxes. If this is something that your family may be interested in, find more info here. There are local places that may accept candy donations as well, check with local shelters or community centers.

Keep some for holiday baking or crafts! I'm thinking candy corn turkeys around Thanksgiving time and gingerbread men with M&M eyes and buttons around Christmas. And don't forget about those dozens of sugar cookies that will need to be decorated for your holiday parties!

Speaking of the some of the candy for stocking stuffers or gifts. My daughter's birthday is in December, so we save some for goody bags (or a pinata).

If your children are like mine, they may not like every kind of candy. That's when we sort what they like and what they don't like. Guess who gets to take the unwanted candy to work for his office buddies....daddy!

What does your family do to control the candy overload this time of year?

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