Friday, July 3, 2015

What To Do This Weekend: Celebrate with the Symphony!

Louisville is celebrating the 4th of July with a slew of activities for the whole family! Here are some activities to check out this weekend:
  • Celebrate with the symphony this weekend at the Louisville Orchestra Waterfront 4th fueled by Thorntons. The event will take place on the Great Lawn at Waterfront Park and is free for all. Events begin at 5 pm with a kids play area, open bar, and gourmet food. At 8:15 activities will settle down to make way for the main event: a performance by the Louisville Orchestra, featuring conductor Teddy Abrams, cellist Ben Sollee, and Jecorey "1200" Arthur. Following the conclusion of the concert are celebratory fireworks over the Ohio River.
  • The Mid-American Miniature Horse Club is coming to Kentucky Horse Park for the Julep Cup Show. Join them for their Event Evening Saturday, July 4th, to catch a variety of driving classes, Antique Vehicle Driving, and the Roadster Class and Senior Stallions. Not to mention beautifully dressed exhibitors and miniature horses. Showing will take place at Alltech Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.
  • The magic continues at the Kentucky Science Center with the third film of the Harry Potter Summer Series, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban." Showings are Friday and Saturday at 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm.
  • Take the family out to Slugger Field this Friday for the Louisville Bats July 3rd Fireworks Extravaganza. After the Bats compete against the Clippers, enjoy a special display of pyrotechnics right from your stadium seats. Free Bats logo hats will be given to the first 2,000 fans through the gate! Gate opens at 5:45 pm with game time starting at 6:45 pm.
Keep reading for more 4th of July weekend activities!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Win a trip to Summer Beauty Camp!

If you know a young lady who is fascinated with makeup, this giveaway is for her! At Serenity Spa's Summer Beauty Camp, your favorite girl and a guest of her choice will learn about age-appropriate skincare and makeup application. The 3-hour camp will also cover brow shaping and body image and maintenance. Each week is customized for a specific age group and includes activities such as mini-facials, makeup applications, and basic skincare routines. One winner receives a free week of camp for her and a guest. Appropriate for ages 9-18.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

DIY: Drink Coasters

By Miranda Popp

Wow your guests with these darling drink coasters! Using any type of paper you wish, this fun DIY project is a home run. 

This is what you'll need:

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Book Review: The Forgotten Garden

The Forgotten Garden By Kate Morton (2010)
Review by Elaine Rooker Jack

What it’s about, from the CD cover:  “A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, a maze, an aristocratic family, a love denied, a mystery – the Forgotten Garden is a captivating, atmospheric and compulsively readable story of the past, ghosts, family, and memories.”

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Win an Indianapolis Family Fun Adventure Package!

Time for a summer family roadtrip! Take the whole family on the short zip up I-65 to Indianapolis, where you’ll have a weekend to remember with four tickets to the Indianapolis Zoo and four tickets to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis – the largest children’s museum in the world! Plus, you get one overnight hotel stay to sweeten the deal even more.
 See Official Rules for details.

The lucky winner is Brittany Hobbs!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Just Ask Joyce — Am I Winning?

Q: “How, as a new mother, can I stay away from competitive mothering? It seems like everything is a competition these days with parenting, and you can feel pressure from others for not doing things a certain way.”

Joyce:  Pressure from parents can make a child’s life pretty miserable, as well as their own. Setting expectations is nothing to scoff at, but a parent needs to keep in mind the negative impact premature competition could have on a child. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Summer Tutor

By ­­Stacy Westray Tackett

Are you wondering if you should sign up your child for tutoring this summer? I believe every child needs time off in the summer, but I also know the importance of summer programs that hone children’s skills and give them practice. Even the brightest kids can supplement their education over the summer.

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Tutor
this Summer

1. Increases your child’s self esteem.

2. Decreases procrastination.
Procrastination leads to failure, and failure increases frustration for the child.

3. Helps parents learn.
Tutoring can help parents learn how to redirect or support their child’s efforts.

4. Instills trust.
A child often responds favorably to a tutor he trusts.

5. Makes learning easier for the child.
Tutoring builds a foundation that makes learning easier. Skills build on past skills.

Source: Resource teacher Benita Sinnott

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