Thursday, April 21, 2016

Review of Thunderblast at the Kentucky Science Center

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Thunderblast 2016 at the Kentucky Science Center

Saturday, April 23, 2016 

2-11 pm 

Tickets to ThunderBlast include:

Riverside view of Thunder of Louisville Air Show & Fireworks

Fun indoor and outdoor activities for families (inflatables, giant board games, science shows, Makerspace activities, & more)

Access to Kentucky Science Center's exhibits (and clean, indoor bathrooms!)

Food Vendors! 

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Member Adult $40
Member Child (2-18) $25
Non-Member Adult $50
Non-Member Child (2-12) $35
Purchase Tickets here!

My family attended Thunderblast last year and had a great time! The event took place in the Science Center's parking lot, which is under the interstate, so we were in the shade the entire day! We set up our chairs and blanket, and then spent some time participating in some of the outdoor activities. The bounce house and slide was a favorite! My daughters also enjoyed the science experiments, the bubble area, and the large dominoes. I loved that we didn't have to leave the area (or fight the crowds) to find food. We bought some pizza and ice cream all in the Thunderblast area. After we ate we went inside to enjoy some of the indoor exhibits at the Kentucky Science Center. We all had a great time! When it was time for the fireworks to start we went back to our seat. One of the barges was not used in the 2015 fireworks show, so we had to look a little down river. Hopefully it will be used this year, and if it is, the view will be amazing! Fun activities, a shady sitting area, clean indoor bathrooms, admission to the Science Center, food vendors in sight all made for a great Thunder over Louisville experience! 

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Monday, April 18, 2016

$1 Summer Movies!

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Friday, April 15, 2016

FREE April Fun in Shelby County!

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Earth Day Celebration
Red Orchard Park
April 16, 10 am to 2 pm

Health and Fitness Fun Day
Family Activity Center
April 30, 9-Noon
Door prices, bike giveaways, & more!

April Family Fun Day at the library
Musician Marcus Wilkerson
(African drums and Caribbean music)
April 16th at 11 am

Free cookie from Great American Cookie Company (Outlet Shoppes)
April 18 (Tax Day)
One free chocolate chip cookie!

Gallrein Farms Petting Zoo is now open!
Head over to pet the animals for FREE!
Or you could browse their green houses!
So many beautiful and unique flower arrangements!

Free Fun is the best Fun!

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Monday, April 11, 2016

LEGO KidsFest

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LEGO KidsFest is coming to the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville June 3-5! 

There's something for everyone at LEGO KidsFest!

Brick Battle Zone
Creation Nation
Construction Zone
Duplo Build Area
Big Brick Pile
LEGO Disney Princess area
Challenge Zone
LEGO Mindstorms
LEGO Starwars
LEGO Mixels
LEGO Model Museum
Race Ramps
And so much more!
Click here to learn more about all these activities!

General Admission Ticket Prices:
Each session offers the same activities and play areas!
Friday- $19
Saturday Session 1- $22
Saturday Session 2- $22
Sunday Session 1- $22
Sunday Session 2- $19
Children 2 and under are FREE!

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here!

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My family went to the LEGO KidsFest in 2013 and had a blast! We definitely plan on returning in June!
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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Spring Library Fun

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Check out all the fun happening at the Shelby County Library this Spring!

Princess and Pirate Tea will be May 13th and May 14th from 11-Noon. Girls and boys can dress like princesses, pirates, or in their Sunday best for this annual library event. Registration is required! 

April Family Fun Day will feature musician Marcus Wilkerson. He will play African drums and Caribbean music. It will be April 16th at 11am.

The May Family Fun Day will be a step by step canvas painting class for kids in K-5 and one parent. The class is free, but you must bring a 16 X 20 canvas. There will be a 9:30-10:30 session and a 11:00-12:00 session on May 21. Registration is required! 

Family Movie Days are April 2nd and May 7th at 11am.

The library will hold a Teen Game Night Lock-in on Friday June 24 from 5:30-8:30. Middle & High school students can play a variety of game while enjoying free pizza, snacks, and drinks. This fun event is free, but registration is required for food purposes.

There will also be a Teen Painting class on July 8 from 5:00-7:00. Step-by-step canvas painting instruction will be provided for kids ages 11-18. The class is free, but you must bring a 16 X 20 canvas. Registration is required!

Story times will continue as normal in April and May:

Tuesdays at 10:00 for children ages 2 & 3
Tuesdays at 11:00 for children ages 4 & 5

Wednesdays at 10:00 for children 2-5
Wednesdays at 11:00 for children 2-5

Thursdays at 9:30 for children birth-2
Thursdays at 10:30 for children birth-2

We will have a whole post about the Summer Reading Program closer to the kick off- June 4th! This year's program is called On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

We love the SCPL and all the fun activities and programs they provide to our community! It's a great place with so many wonderful resources and friendly librarians!

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Shelby County 5K Races

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Get your running shoes ready for these upcoming Shelby County 5K races!

Shelbyville Rotary 5K to benefit Shoes for Orphan Souls!
April 9 at 9am
Registration begins at 8
Corner of 6th and Main, Shelbyville
Registration fee is one pair of new shoes!

Bagdad Days 2016 5K
May 14 at 8am
Bagdad Baptist Church

Park's Pedal Party (2-8 miles)
May 14, 10-12
Clear Creek Park
Fun, non-competitive family bike ride that helps benefit the Greenway Trails!
Kids earn tickets at lemonade stands throughout the course for face painting and other fun activities!
Register here!

2016 Park's Poker Pedal
May 14, 8:30 am
Clear Creek Park
21, 40, and 62 mile courses to help benefit the Greenway Trails!
Register here!

Peach Jam 5K (to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters)
July 30 at Mulberry Orchard
Non-competitive run/walk 5K through the orchards at 8am
$25 before 7/28/16, $35 after 7/28/16
Price includes pancake breakfast and t-shirt!

If you know of any other 5K races happening this Spring or Summer in Shelby County, please email and we will gladly add it to our list! Thanks!

Happy Running!

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Friday, April 1, 2016

April Family Fun in Shelby County

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Check out some of the fun events going on in Shelby County in February!

Gallrein Farms opens on April 1!

Shelby Trails Park Grand Opening
April 2, 10-3 pm
Face Painting, pony rides, nail salon, food truck, & more!

Spring Break!

Build and Grow at Lowe's
April 9, 10 am
Build a birdhouse- it's free and super fun!

Roco's Rookies
Basic Sports Fundamentals for 3&4 year olds
at the Family Activity Center
Must register, $55/members, $65/non-members

Earth Day Celebration at Red Orchard Park
April 16, 10 am to 2 pm

Highway 55 Yard Sale
April 21-24
147 miles of treasure hunting!

Shelby County Farmer's Market Opens!
April 23, 8-Noon at the Fairgrounds
Will continue every Saturday through October

Health and Fitness Fun Day
Family Activity Center
April 30, 9-Noon
Door prices, bike giveaways, & more!

Master Gardener Plant Sale
April 30, 9-2 pm
Shelby County Corporate Extension Office
Hundreds of home grown perennials, herbs, ferns, vegetables, annuals, and more!

Keep checking back- we will update our list as we learn of other fun events!

Have an awesome April with your family! 
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