Friday, November 21, 2014

Have a Great Weekend!

Peppermint Express Train- Christmas at the Galt House
Here are our event picks for your family this weekend.  Enjoy!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Read (or Listen to) This Book Today

I’ll Read When the Baby Goes to College
By Elaine Rooker Jack

The book: The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Author: Garth Stein
The publication date: 2008

What it’s about: Enzo, a dog who is Zen philosopher and expert on engineering, chronicles the ups and downs in the life of his race car driver master Denny. (The author attempts to explain this by suggesting that Enzo has evolved over several dog lifetimes to reach this level of enlightenment.) If I told you much more we’d be in spoiler territory; Denny has, as one reviewer said, a string of bad luck that strains believability. But if you can suspend your disbelief on all the above, this is a very entertaining and thought-provoking book. With a satisfying ending. (I had to quit listening in a critical part, and I thought of little else all weekend.) It would give your book club a lot to discuss.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Win Tickets to Santa Safari!

12 Giveaways of Christmas #4- Louisville Zoo

Santa will be bringing Mrs. Claus and his elves to the Louisville Zoo December 6-7, and 13-14, for a special Santa Safari event!
Families will create a holiday craft, enjoy treats, and experience one-on-one interactions with Zoo animals.

One lucky reader will win four tickets to Santa Safari (December 2014 event) and four regular Zoo admission tickets.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Just Ask Joyce: Pre-teen Drama


Q: “My pre-teen is always involved in stressful drama. I know that’s typical for girls, but it’s getting out of hand. I see an aggression I don’t like. How can I turn this around?”   

Monday, November 17, 2014

Win Tickets for Santa's Christmas Train!

12 Giveaways of Christmas #3- Kentucky Railway Museum

One lucky reader will win tickets to Santa's Christmas Train at the Kentucky Railway Museum.
During the Santa Express, you will enjoy an approximate 2 hour train excursion. Santa walks through the train and visits with the children. Don't forget your camera! We will serve cookies and hot chocolate. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas. 
This event will take place December 6-7, 13-14, and 20-21.Times are 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday (Eastern Time)Cost is $24.00 for Adults and $19.00 for children ages 2-12 under the age of 2 is free.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Teacher Feature: Megan Cheek


Megan Cheek
Centerfield Elementary


Megan Cheek has patience and optimism that is often hard to find. Megan is a special education teacher for grades third through fifth at Centerfield Elementary School.

“I’ve been at this school since I started teaching,” says Megan, who has been at Centerfield Elementary for eight years. Megan teaches students with more advanced disabilities — autism and cognitive disabilities. “Even though they face challenges and difficulties, they work really hard. It’s fun trying to figure out the best ways for them to learn and what motivates them.”
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