Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Winter Break Fun!

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It's Winter Break! Here's a few ideas of things to do around town for those needing to burn off some energy or get out of the house for a bit!

Send the kids to a Winter Break Camp. There's a few to choose from in town.

Spend the day at the Family Activity Center in Shelbyville. Who says you can't go swimming in the summer? They have a great indoor lap pool and indoor kiddie pool!  Check out their daily fees here.

 photo 0312151436_zpsnpvretj4.jpgHike! It may be Winter Break, but that doesn't mean it's going to feel like Winter everyday. The temperatures may warm up a bit. If that's the case, hit the trails. We have some great ones in the area, especially the new Clear Creek Greenway Trail. If the weather's nice you could also try geocaching! It's free and fun!

Let the kids burn off some steam at Kaleidoscopes Indoor Playground. Kids are $6 each! They can play all day for that price. They have great little areas set up for parents to relax or hook up to the wi-fi and get some work done. They also have a cute little restaurant!

Go watch a movie at Great Escape 8 Shelbyville.

Don't forget about Family Night at Baskin Robbins. From 5 to close on Tuesdays, kid's scoops are $1 and regular scoops are $1.50! It's never too cold for ice cream!

Check out the library's calendar! They will be open several days during Winter Break. Whether you're going to story time, using the computers, letting the kids do some puzzles/games in the children's area, or checking out books- there's always something to do at the library!

You may also be interested in our Kids Eat Free list!


Whatever you and your family decide to do, enjoy each other's company and have fun! Shelby Family Fun wishes you a very joyous and safe holiday season! We'll see you again in 2017! 

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Santa Sightings This Weekend

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Where's Santa going to be this weekend?


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!

Walmart (Shelbyville)
Saturday, December 17, 11-4

Kroger (Boone Station Road)
Saturday, December 17, 10-2

Pet Pictures with Santa
Metzger's Country Store (Simpsonville)
December 17,  9:30-2:00
Bring family, friends, and pets to have pictures with Santa
Bring your own camera!!

Santa Minis - get photos with Santa
Two local photographers are  teaming up to offer great photo packages starting at $25
10am-3pm, first come first served. See details here.


Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Holiday Camps in Shelby County

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Whether you have to work or you just want to get some last minute shopping done, we've compiled a list of some Winter Break Camps in Shelby County!


Kaleidoscope's Winter Break Camp
December 19-December 23
December 26-December 30
$125/week, $100 for a sibling
$30/day, $25 for a sibling
Call 502-437-2261 for more info or to reserve your spot!

Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks C3 Holiday Camp
December 19-December 30, 7:30-6 pm
There will be swim time, movies, gym time, coloring, and more each day!
Bring a bathing suit and pack a lunch each day!
See fun scheduled events here
Call 502-633-5059 for more info!


Have a wonderful Winter Break!
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Friday, December 2, 2016

Holiday Happenings this Weekend!

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This weekend (December 3 and December 4) is filled with so many fun holiday events! 

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

Shelbyville First Baptist Church
December 3, 6-8 pm

Bagdad Christmas
Children's crafts at the fire house start at 5 pm
Chili supper at the Ruritan Club
Bagdad Christmas parade starts at 6 pm at the square

Cornerstone Christian Academy
December 3, 6 pm
Tickets: Adults/$30 Children/$15

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


Don't forget about the Shelby County Christmas Tree Farm and Nursery if your family is looking to purchase a live tree this year. Info here!

Info here on ways to give back and help others!


Have a wonderful weekend making memories with your family!
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Ways to Give Back in Shelby County

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Let's help make this amazing community even better by showing love and kindness to all those in need- not just this holiday season, but all year long! Here's a few places to donate toys, clothes, or time!

The Shelby County Fire Department is collecting toys and money for their annual toy drive until December 15 at Fire Station 1. 100% of your donations go to helping children in Shelby County. There are also several Toys for Tots boxes set up around town to collect new toys for children in need.

The Shelby County Library is having a Shoe Box Challenge. They are asking that you decoratea  shoe box, fill it with personal hygiene items, and then drop it off at the library before December 17th. Boxes will be donated to the Serenity Center in Shelbyville. They are trying to reach their goal of 400 boxes- let's help them out! Examples of items to include in box include soap, toothbrush/paste, combs, shaving cream, razor, lotions, deodorant, etc.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby County is accepting donations for the families in need that they serve. They are always looking for mentors and community leaders to serve on their advisory board. They have mentors waiting to be matched with youth ages 7-16. If you want to be a Big Brother or Big Sister call 753-3745 or visit bbbsky.org today!

Help a child or family in need through the Angel Tree. There are several angel trees around the county that still have angels that need to be adopted. Kroger has a tree full of angels looking for food donations or gift cards. Call local churches to see if they still have angels or families in need of assistance. 

Do you knit or crochet? If so, A Place to Sleep, needs volunteers who can knit or crochet blocks for blankets. Free yarn and hooks/needles are available if needed. Contact Lynn Whittaker at 321-7116 if you can help out with this great ministry.

Soles for Souls at Central Baptist Church, 1958 US 127 Bypass-North. They are collecting new and clean used footwear of various types to donate to people in the community and around the world that may need them.

Crestview Care and Rehabilitation is looking for volunteers to help residents through arts, crafts, games, music, reading, and other activities. Crestview will also host small groups to include interested residents for community or religious involvement. Call Brittany Mitchell at 633-2454 to volunteer today!

Therapeutic Riding Association Inc. of Louisville (T.R.A.I.L) is located in Simpsonville and is looking for individuals who enjoy horses and working with special needs children and adults to help assist with therapeutic riding lessons. Call Nathalie Green at 876-7844 if this sounds like something that you could assist with. 

You can donate your gently used items to Operation Care or Centro Latino on Main Street.

Shelby County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to walk, play with, and socialize with dogs and cats. Call 633-0009 to volunteer today! Tyson's Chance Animal Foundation is always looking for donations of various items. Like them on Facebook to keep up with what they are in need of the most.

An easy way to give back is to make sure your Kroger card is linked up to your local school, church, or nonprofit through their Community Rewards program. It's an easy way to raise money for your organization, just by shopping at Kroger and swiping your card!


I'm sure there are many other great ways to give back in Shelby County. If you know of any that you would like to add to the list, please email me at Kimberly@louisvillefamilyfun.net and I will gladly add it! Thank you!



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