Location: Elizabethtown Community Technical College, 600 College Street Road, Elizabethtown, KY RPC 227
Information: Please call ECTC at (270) 769-2371 for more information ore questions regarding this event taking place at ECTC.
Who doesn’t love quality-teaching opportunities in our area available to our children? I am always searching for events and activities that will keep my busy two year old engaged for more than 5 minutes. Well, let me just tell you, the Pollywog Play Party at Bernheim Forest was more than we expected! I mean, seriously, just take a look at this smile!
The Pollywog Play Party takes place once a month at the Education Center located in Bernheim Forest. (1 mile east at Exit 112 off I-65, Clermont, KY). It’s about a 30 minute drive from Elizabethtown, KY.
The Pollywog Play Party cost $10 for members of Bernheim Forest, and $15 for non-members, and takes place on a Saturday morning, from 10:30am until 12pm. When deciding if we should go, I noticed the website stated that you must register before 4pm, the day before the event. It was already 9am, the morning of the event! I thought we were already too late. One phone call can’t hurt though, right? I simply called the Education Center at Bernheim and was told that I could register at the event. Yes! We packed some water bottles and headed to Bernheim Forest for an afternoon of exploring the outdoors.
Once we arrived at the Education Center, we were greeted with enthusiasm and lots of little ones. There were about 20 children there that morning for the event. They had the center of the room setup as a pond, and after getting registered, the children made their way to the center of the room for story-time and a song. It was very educational, interactive and my daughter now knows the lifecycle of a frog!
After story-time, we all met outside on the patio area of the Education Center to begin our outdoor adventure. We ran down a hill, crossed a bridge, hunted for sculptures and found some insect friends along the way.
Although the sun wasn’t shining, meaning we couldn’t study shadows, we had an amazing adventure connecting with nature. The guide, was amazing and truly has a heart for children. She didn’t miss a single opportunity for teaching! The children spotted some insects on this large fossilized tree, and of course they took time to explore it.
After our short outdoor exploration, we headed back to the Education Center. To our surprise the fun was just beginning!
When arriving back to the Education Center, there were activity stations set up throughout. We made our way around the most of the stations, covering as many activities as possible. We began at the tracing station, where they had some stencils and lights to trace shadows of objects. My daughter enjoyed coloring in her stencil dinosaur.
Next we moved over to the puppet-making table. There we were able to choose from multiple stencils to make our puppet. They provided large plastic straws and glue to complete our puppet. We chose to make a girl puppet.
The next stop, the projector. We had all sorts of items that my daughter was about to hold up in front of the projector, making shadows. Not to mention, herself! She loved dancing and watching her shadow dance across the wall.
Last, but definitely not least, was the painting station. There were pictures of the sun that the children were to attempt to paint. My daughter just loves to paint, so we left with four paintings of the sun!
There were lots of activities that you could participate in, and all the children seemed to be entertained, having fun and most importantly, learning! It was a very educational experience, and we will definitely be back. We’re already looking forward to our next Pollywog Play Party Adventure!
For Event Details or Registration Info, Call Bernheim Education Center at (502) 955-8512
Blogger: Jessica Spears
Location: Historic State Theater, 209 West Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Info: For tickets, call (270) 234-8258
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Lindsey Golf Course
Registration at 8:00am
Shotgun Start at 9:00am
Lunch at 1:00pm
To Register, visit http://www.bbbsky.org/golf4hardin
Location: Lindsey Golf Course, 4024 Bullion Blvd., Fort Knox, KY
Info: Contact Erika Chester at (270) 351-2220 or Erika.Chester@bbbsky.org
VINE GROVE’S 54th ANNUAL
AUTUMN DAZE FESTIVAL
Fri. & Sat. September 19-20, 2014
A Great Time for the Entire Family
Radcliff Electric – Platinum Sponsor
Brandenburg Telephone Company – Platinum Sponsor
North Hardin Lions Club – Platinum Sponsor
VFW Post 10281 – Silver Sponsor
Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home, LLC
All activities will be in the Optimist Park off of Knox Ave.
Friday September 19, 2014
5:00 p.m. until dark
Across Kentucky Arts & Craft Show
6:30pm until 8:30pm – Karaoke by “Spotlight Entertainment” and Rick Riley
Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Across Kentucky Arts & Craft Show
10:00 a.m. – Parade Begins at the Fire Department and ends at the Optimist Park (Grand Marshall Nelve McFarlin)
Car & Tractor Show Register from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Awards at 3:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. Pet Show - Sponsored by The Animal Refuge Center-Contact Penny Edwards 270-877-6064
Miniature horse rides to benefit Animal Refuge Center
1:00 p.m. Brushy Fork Political Forum
3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Majik Jack Variety Band
5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. William’s Star Tribute
Hardin Memorial Hospital-Free blood pressure screening from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m
Location: Optimist Park, Knox Avenue, Vine Grove
Info: For more information on the festival and the debates, please contact Donna Broadway at (270) 877-2422.
Float like a butterfly, buzz like a bee – this pollywog bunch is a sight to see! Early learners will explore the amazing life of insects and their relatives by meeting live critters, going on an insect safari, dressing like a bug, and much more.
ECO Kids Pollywog Play Parties combine music, art, language, and outside play to encourage infants and children though the age of 5 to learn about nature.
Registration required by 4 p.m. day prior to event call (502) 955-8512. Fee covers one caregiver and child.
$5 per car environmental impact fee Non-members, Members FREE.
Bernheim Members $10 per child; Non-Members $15 per child. Fee includes 1 caregiver.
Location: Bernheim Forest, 1 mile east at Exit 112 off I-65, Clermont, KY 40110
Contact: For registration, call (502) 955-8512
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Wizard of Oz Birdhouse
Kids will learn to build their very own while learning do-it-yourself skills and gaining confidence.
• Have fun, make friends and gain a sense of achievement and work ethic
Location: 1510 Ring Road Elizabethtown, KY 42701
FREEMAN LAKE PARK – GATES OPEN 5:00PM
Admission to the park is only $2 per car for parking. Discounted thanks to sponsorship from Kentucky Utilities.
There will be plenty of great food from commercial and food vendors ready to serve our community at this traditional event for Hardin County!
PAINTING FOR TIPS ONLY – While you are at the Heartland Festival in the Park, be on the lookout for Rachel’s Face Painting. They’ll have all their painters there painting for TIPS ONLY and they are going to make MANY MANY children (and adults) very very happy!
Sponsor: AM Rotary Club
Come enjoy this great breakfast at the Pritchard Community Center
Carry will be out available
Advanced tickets can be purchased at Hair Tech in Elizabethtown (527 W. Poplar Street)
(Click on link above for all the details about the run)
Heartland Tennis Shoot Out 8:00am
Click Here to learn all about this!
Canoe Races 9AM
Click Here for the form on the canoe races.
Heartland Festival in the Park Parade 10:00am
Theme: Playing it with Heart in the Heartland, Sponsor: Bob Swope Ford
Wondering where to go watch the parade? The parade begins at the public square and proceeds up N. Dixie Ave so anywhere along that path is great!
FREEMAN LAKE PARK – FUN ZONE, fun for all ages – 11am-10:00pm
Admission is $5 per car from 11 a.m to 4:00 p.m., $10 per car 4:00 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Carnival rides and vendors open
12:00PM: Dinky Gowen Magician Show
3:00PM.: Nutty Scientists Educational Show.These folks are awesome! You totally should make sure you attend this awesome show! They will make everyone in your family HAPPY!
6:00PM : VIP seating opens. Click here for more info on VIP tickets.
Location: The Heartland Festival in the Park takes place at Freeman Lake, 140 Freeman Lake Park Road, Elizabethtown
Info: Please visit the official Heartland Festival in the Park website for more information. City of Elizabethtown, Events Coordinator, 200 West Dixie Ave.
PO Box 550, Elizabethtown, KY 42701, Phone: 270-765-6121