Today May 19th from 12:00-4:00 is Storybook Character Day at the Louisville Zoo
If you are looking for fun things to do in Louisville with your family, take the kids to the Zoo today to meet Curious George, Max (from Max and Ruby), Maisy, George Brown, Clifford as well as Brother and Sister Berenstain Bears. Meeting the characters is FREE with Zoo admission. Bring a camera! Admission and zoo info is on LouisvilleZoo.org
Also on that page you will see Heidi's tips for how to have a great Derby experience.
Take a 12" x 12" purse and load it with the following items: bandaids, foldable ballet-flat shoes (from Walgreens, Factory Card Outlet or Gap), sunglasses, your ID, cash, phone, a ball point pen or sharpie to write on the program, clear foldable poncho, protein/energy bar, tylenol.
You can park far away and take a golf cart to the Downs. The bicycle taxis can get closer to the gate than the motorized golf carts, I've been told.
Take lots and lots of pictures. Don't be shy. You'll have great memories of this fun day.
You can never go "overboard" with your hat. Put some more ribbons and feathers and clip on some more flowers. No, it's not too big. Stop worrying about it ;)
If you take home a souvenir glasses, wrap them in papertowels or your shawl before your put them in your purse or they could break in your bag.
Do not try to drive home after drinking Lillies and Mint Julep drinks all day. There are many taxis waiting for you on Central Avenue that will take you to dinner and bring you back later fo your car when you are ready to drive. Get in the taxi line early. At the end of the day, you will wait a long time in the taxi line.
Talk to everybody around you. You're in Kentucky where it's OK to be friendly to strangers. Have a great time meeting new people. You'll make good friends and lasting memories.
Coworkers and friends of New Albany Indiana real estate agent Carolyn Tindor invite everybody to a fundraising event Friday March 23, 2012 at Kyes in Jeffersonville Indiana at 500 Missouri Ave., Jeffersonville Indiana 47130. Money are being raised for Indiana resident Carolyn Tindor who was injured in the tornado March 2nd, 2012 on her way to show houses to a real estate client. The tornado destroyed the car she was in and threw her to the ground. Carolyn's injuries are severe and she needs your help to get better. Unfortunately, this story is just one of many and the need for assistance is huge. In addition to fundraising for Carolyn, party goers on Friday will have the chance at the fundraiser to give to the aide of other Indiana tornado victims.
The benefit is being planned by Carolyn Tindor's colleagues at Keller Williams Realty Southern Indiana. Heidi Fore, the Operating Principal for the Keller Williams Realty Southern Indiana office describes the intended message, 'We want the tornado victims to know that although there is much sadness for people who lost all they have, this benefit is meant to celebrate that they survived a horrible tragedy and there are people in Indiana and Kentucky that care deeply about them and lots of folks want to help them get back on their feet.' Craig Eberle, Team Leader says, 'Carolyn has added positive energy to our office with her great attitude and example of helping others. We are glad to be there for her when she needs us.' Volunteers that are working the event work with Carolyn at the real estate office.
These realtors have put together a fun evening - Live music by Lindsey Lane & Axis, wonderful food from local restaurants, live auction bidding, DJ music, dancing, dozens of silent auction baskets, iPad raffle and a fun evening all around. Children are welcome to the party too. The band choices will be a variety of fun music including rock, and fun songs everybody knows. The Live Auction entertainment will...
Here's a fun holiday idea if you live in the Louisville Kentucky area - go look at Christmas lights underground in a cave! Yes! Little kids love all the lights, and there is Christmas music throughout the tour. You actually drive in your car through a cave. It's around $25 per car, no matter how many people are in the car. It's called Mega Caverns, and you get to it by going behind Kmart near the Louisville Zoo. Just make a right at the Wendys and you'll see it. It was a fun thing to do with a 1 and 3 year old. It took about 20 minutes I think. You onlu drive about 1 mile an hour. Here are a couple pictures:
Here are some fun things to do this holiday season in Louisville Kentucky and Southern Indiana. If you haven't explored Louisville and Indiana much, this is the perfect time of year to try somewhere new and have fun.
The Nutcracker - Louisville Ballet Dec 4-19
Rain, a tribute to the Beatles at Kentucky Center Dec 2
A Christmas Carol at Actors Theater Dec 7-23
A Christmas Story (comedy) at Actors Theater through Nov 27
LePetomane's A Very Special Holiday Special at the Bards Town through Nov 20
Bob Segar in concert at YUM Center Nov 17
KaLightoscope at the Galt House Nov 17 through Jan 2
Christmas Village with Snow Fairy Castle at the Galt House www.christmasatthegalthouse.com
Make blown-glass ornament at Glassworks or Flame Run contemporary art glass studio
Holiday Fireworks at the Summit Nov 18
Kosair Childrens Snow Ball Gala Nov 19
Lights Under Louisville at Louisville Mega Cavern Nov 18-Jan1 www.louisvillemegacavern.com
Light Up Lyndon Nov 23 www.cityoflyndon.org
Thanksgiving is Nov 24- Volunteer to serve Thanksgiving Dinner at a homeless shelter
Light Up Louisville at Jefferson Square Park Nov 25
Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop Nov 25
My Old Kentucky Home Candelight Tours Nov 25,26 and Dec 2,3,9,10
Makers Mark Distillery Holiday Tours Dec 1-10
Light Up Corydon Indiana Nov 26
Jingle Walk and Light Up New Albany Indiana Nov 26 www.developna.org
Whitehall's 4 course Christmas Dinner Dec 2
Kentucky Railway Museum Santa Express Dec 3-18
My Old Kentucky Dinner Train Ride with Santa Dec 4,11,18 www.visitbardstown.com
Old Louisville Holiday House Tour Dec 3-4
Thoroughbred Chorus Holiday Concert Dec 3
Louisville Chorus Family Christmas at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Albany In Dec 3