Community Briefs, Sept. 26

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Arts & Crafts Day

Sponsored by the Pewee Valley Woman’s Club Saturday, October 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church Over 60 juried artists at this indoor location! Proceeds benefit Oldham County college scholarships. Artisans will also be at St. James Church, St Aloyusius Church and at 314 Exchange on Mt. Mercy Drive in Pewee Valley. We also encourage you to visit the Oldham County Fine Arts show in Buckner. Booths are still available. Information @ pvwcky.net or call Lee @ 502-241-73.


Photography Contest

The Arts Association of Oldham County(AAOOC) joins 2013 Louisville Photo Biennial.  AAOC is celebrating photography with a show/contest entitled “Old vs. New:  A Matter of Perspective.”  All entrants have used mobile devices:  cell phones, electronic tablets, etc. to capture the image.

Exhibit dates are September 24th – November 9th at Gallery 104, 104 East Main Street, LaGrange, KY 40031. 

A reception and cash award presentation will be held September 26th at Gallery 104 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. 

For more information, contact  Kathy Dowling, Executive Director, 502-222-3822.


Haunted Hike

Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve will host its 9th annual Haunted Hike on Saturday, Oct. 5 (rain date Sunday, Oct. 6), from 3 to 9 p.m. The family-friendly event offers a mile-long decorated fantasy kiddie trail ($5) with treat stations and bouncy houses. There is also a family-friendly haunted house in the 205-year-old Mahan Manor ($5), a free zone with a hay village, jungle hayrides, face painting, and lots of other booths and activities. Amusement Supply Company hosts its own Inflatable Party Zone ($5).

For sale will be Fuzziwig’s Dippin’ Dots, Papa John’s pizza, Valley Dairy Freeze ice cream, chili and more, and new this year - pumpkins.

Attendees are encouraged to wear their costumes and bring a flashlight and treat bag.

Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is located at 12501 Harmoney Landing Road in Goshen. For more information, call (502) 228-4362 or visit www.kynaturepreserve.org.


Crokinole Game Night

Crokinole Family Game Night will be held Oct. 1 at 7pm at the John W. Black Community Center in Buckner. Learn to play Crokinole.  Free Crokinole lessons and round robin play. Sponsored by the Oldham County Parks & Recreation and Louisville Crokinole Club.  Drinks available for purchase.  For more information see the website, www.LouisvilleCrokinoleClub.com.


SOFD FireFest

South Oldham Fire Department will host FireFest on October 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South Oldham Fire Department at 6310 Old LaGrange Road in Crestwood. There will be bouncy houses, games for kids, a firefighter combat challenge, residential sprinkler demonstration, appartaus showcase and baked goods and food. Proceeds from the festival go toward the Crusade for Children. For more information, contact Sgt. Seth Croutcher at (502) 593-3852.


Fish Fry

Pewee Valley Presbyterian Men present their annual “All You Can Eat” Fish Fry on Friday, Oct. 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church, 119 Central Avenue. Adults are $10, seniors $9 and children $4. On the menu is fresh cod fillets, french fries, slaw and pies baked by the women of the church.


Foxhollow Fall Fetsival

Foxhollow Farm is excited to host the 6th annual Fall Festival, a fun-filled celebration of autumn that has become a favorite for families throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana.  The 2013 Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., includes a variety of entertainment and culinary delights for the whole family to enjoy.  

The day includes live music, pumpkins, hay castles, old-fashioned carnival games, a cakewalk, hay rides, plus farm-fresh foods galore from Wiltshire Pantry, Grind Food Truck, Burning Bush Grille, Rooibee Red Tea, Cellar Door Chocolates, Gelato Gilberto and more. Activities such as face painting, mural painting, silk dying and more will be available for purchase at the festival.  

Admission is free with parking, only $5 for the day.

Net proceeds from the 6th Annual Fall festival will benefit Maryhurst, a local non-profit organization that cares for abused and neglected children, and Foxhollow Farm’s Education Outreach programs.

Foxhollow Farm is located at 8905 Highway 329 in Crestwood. For more information regarding the Foxhollow Fall Festival, please contact  Erin Jones at in.Mode Marketing, 502.744-0767, erin@inmodemarketing.com;  Maggie Keith at Foxhollow Farm, 502.648.1092, Maggie@foxhollow.com; or  Jennifer Moran at Maryhurst, 502.271.4520, jmoran@maryhurst.org.


Nunnlea Craft Fair

The Nunnlea Craft Fair will be held on Sept. 28 at 9 a.m. at the Historic Nunnlea House at 1940 S. Hurstbourne Parkway in Louisville. For more information, call Corie Neumayer, The Beautification League, at (502) 454 3793 or email crneumayer@gmail.com.

Parenting Workshop

Operation Parent will host Parenting 101: Parent to Parent workshop series every Thursday night from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. for four weeks beginning Sept. 26. Scholarships are available for qualifying Oldham County families. Operation Parent is located at 1350 North Highway 393. For more information, call (502) 265-9045 or visit www.operationparent.org.


School Craft Fair

The 5th annual Portland Christian School Craft Fair will be Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Portland Christian School, 8509 Westport Road. The event is free to attend, and vendor booths are available. For more information, call Amy Porter at (502) 345-6049.


Safety & Halloween Festival

On Oct. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m., LaGrange Fire and Rescue will host Oldham County’s largest Safety and Halloween Festival at the Oldham County Fairgrounds. The fire department will have chili, hot dogs, nachos and more available for purchase, along with several free activities including carnival-type games, inflatables, crafts, hayrides, children’s costume contest and trick-or-treating. The fire safety house will help teach children how to escape from a smoky room. Kids can also explore police cars, air and land ambulances and fire trucks. Child fingerprinting will also be offered. For more information, please call Chris Smith at 609-3427.


“Perryville Under Fire”

The Battle of Perryville laid waste to more than just soldiers and their supplies.  The commonwealth’s largest combat engagement also took an immense toll on the community of Perryville, Ky. and citizens in surrounding towns.  After Confederates achieved a tactical victory, they were nonetheless forced to leave the area.  With more than 7,500 casualties, the remaining Union soldiers were unprepared for the enormous tasks of burying the dead, caring for the wounded and rebuilding infrastructure.

Author Stuart Sanders book on Perryville brings to light the incredible aftermath of Kentucky’s largest Civil War battle at the History Press Dinner Series on Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m..

Sanders is the former executive director of the Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association.  Sanders has contributed to many publications on the Civil War and written for Civil War Times Illustrated, America’s Civil War, Military History Quarterly, among others.  Currently he is a public history administrator for the Kentucky Historical Society.

Cost of the event which takes place at the history center includes dinner  is $12 for History Center members/$15 for non-members.  For reservations call 502.222.0826 or email:  info@


YMCA’s Weight Loss Program

 The YMCA Weight Loss program is a weekly, ongoing program designed to assist members in achieving their weight loss goals. Each weekly session is led by a trained YMCA facilitator and explores practical topics essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Examples include: healthy eating, increasing physical activity, healthy lifestyle skills, managing stress, recipe sharing and staying motivated.

The program is open to members and non-members, 18 years old and above. YMCA members pay $20 per month. Program members pay $35 per month.

The series of four “Getting Started” classes begin the first full week of each month, and last one hour per week.

Programs are available at the Bullitt County Family YMCA, Downtown Family YMCA, Northeast Family YMCA, Oldham County Family YMCA, Southeast Family YMCA and the Southwest Family YMCA. oldhamcountyhistoricalsociety.org