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20 kid-friendly activities in Louisville June 1-7 / The Courier-Journal

By Bernheim

Source: The Courier-Journal 

“Fancy Nancy The Musical.” Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, Saturday. Breakfast, 9 a.m.; show 10 a.m. Lunch, noon; show 1:15 p.m. Derby Dinner Children’s Theatre presents the musical based on the book series. Through July 8. Breakfast $17; lunch $22. 812-288-8281.

Jeff Fest. Big Four Station, 227 Pearl St., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Children’s games, pony rides, inflatables, face painting, make and take crafts, live music, plants sale and food. Free.

Butchertown Art Fair. 800 and 900 blocks of E. Washington St., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. More than 100 arts and craft vendors, food trucks, children activities, and music. Proceeds will benefit the Butchertown Neighborhood Association Inc. www.butchertown.wix.com/artfair.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Gateway Park, 500 Little League Boulevard, Clarksville, dusk Friday. Free.

Louisville Free Public Library Summer Reading Program: The Return of the Super-Readers. Starts Thursday through Aug. 12. Pre-school children through 12th grade can participate and must read 10 books (pre-readers through 5th grade) or 6 books (6th grade through 12th grade). Children’s Summer Reading: every school-age child, kindergarten through fifth grade will receive an official Super Reader backpack and passes to local attractions. Preschool Summer Reading: pre-readers and their caregivers will receive a Super Reader backpack, a cape and passes to area attractions. Teen Summer Reading: open to 6th through 12thgraders, encourages teens to read six books. They will receive an aluminum water bottle and passes to local attractions and U of L games. Teen Summer Reading grand prize giveaways include a tablet computer, UofL football tickets and gift cards to Barnes & Noble. Information, www.lfpl.org/SummerReading.

And lots more to do …

Events

Jeff Fest. Big Four Station, 227 Pearl St., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Children’s games, pony rides, inflatables, face painting, make and take crafts, live music, plants sale and food. Free.

Louisville Greek Festival. Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 930 Ormsby Lane, 4-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Greek music, arts and crafts, food and children activities. www.louisvillegreekfest.com.

Butchertown Art Fair. 800 and 900 blocks of E. Washington St., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. More than 100 arts and craft vendors, food trucks, children activities, and music. Proceeds will benefit the Butchertown Neighborhood Association Inc. www.butchertown.wix.com/artfair.

12th Annual Outrunning Autism 5K & 1 Mile Fun Walk. Parklands of Floyds Fork, Beckley Creek Park, Saturday. Registration, 7:30 a.m.; fun walk starts 9 a.m.; race, 9:15 a.m. For all ages and levels. Advance registration fee: 5K, $25 for ages 12 and older, $10 for ages 6-11; 1 mile fun run, $25 for ages 13 and older, $10 for ages 3-12; $40 race day. www.feat5k.com.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Gateway Park, 500 Little League Boulevard, Clarksville, dusk Friday. Free.

Louisville Free Public Library Summer Reading Program: The Return of he Super-Readers. Starts Thursday through Aug. 12. Pre-school children through 12th grade can participate and must read 10 books (pre-readers through 5th grade) or 6 books (6th grade through 12th grade). Children’s Summer Reading: every school-age child, kindergarten through fifth grade will receive an official Super Reader backpack and passes to local attractions. Preschool Summer Reading: pre-readers and their caregivers will receive a Super Reader backpack, a cape and passes to area attractions. Teen Summer Reading: open to 6th through 12thgraders, encourages teens to read six books. They will receive an aluminum water bottle and passes to local attractions and U of L games. Teen Summer Reading grand prize giveaways include a tablet computer, UofL football tickets and gift cards to Barnes & Noble. Information, www.lfpl.org/SummerReading.

New Albany-Floyd County Public Library Summer Reading Program. 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, through July 29. Kids, teens and adults read and earn prizes. Stop by the library and/or sign up on online: nafclibrary.beanstack.org.

“Fancy Nancy The Musical.” Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, Saturday. Breakfast, 9 a.m.; show 10 a.m. Lunch, noon; show 1:15 p.m. Derby Dinner Children’s Theatre presents the musical based on the book series. Through July 8. Breakfast $17; lunch $22. 812-288-8281.

Carmichael’s Kids Story Time. Carmichael’s Bookstore, 1313 Bardstown Road, 11 a.m., Thursday; noon Friday. Free.

Science in Play. Kentucky Science Center, 727 W. Main St., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday. A progressive, next-generation learning experience for children and their families. Included with paid admission to the Kentucky Science Center. 502-560-7128.

Nature

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. Clermont, Ky. Open daily, 7 a.m.-dusk. Admission is free weekdays and $5 per car weekends. 502-955-8512. www.bernheim.org.

Blackacre State Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead. 3200 Tucker Station Road, Open weekends and school holidays from dawn until dusk, school days from 3 p.m. until dusk. Admission is free. 502-266-9802. blackacreconservancy.org.

Jefferson Memorial Forest. 11311 Mitchell Hill Road, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. 502-368-5404. www.memorialforest.com.

Louisville Nature Center. 3745 Illinois Ave. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn until dusk. Admission is free. 502-458-1328.

Louisville Zoo. 1100 Trevillian Way. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., daily. General admission: $9.95 for ages 12-59, $6.95 for ages 3-11 and ages 60 and older. Parking $5. www.louisvillezoo.org.

Yew Dell Gardens. 6220 Old La Grange Road, Crestwood, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday. A 33-acre botanical garden. $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, free to members and children ages 12 and under. 502-241-4788. www.yewdellgardens.org.

Exhibits

Frazier History Museum. 829 W. Main St., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m., Sunday. $10.50, $9.50 for military, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for college students with ID, $6 for ages 13 and younger, free for ages 4 and younger. Additional cost for special exhibits. 502-753-5663.

Kentucky Science Center. 727 W. Main St. , 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday. The Great Big Science To-Do: The Human Machine (How the body works). Ends May 31. Included with paid admission to the Kentucky Science Center. 502-560-7128.

Muhammad Ali Center. 144 N. 6th St., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays; noon-5 p.m., Sundays. $9; $4 for ages 6-12; free for members and ages 5 and younger. 502-584-9254. www.alicenter.org.

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