MetroParks April Calendar

April 2015

Spring Break

Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation welcomes children and teens to its community centers for special spring break programs.

A full schedule of activities is planned, designed to keep children engaged in positive and educational opportunities during this out of school time, including arts and crafts, field trips, team-building activities, fitness, table games, sports and sports tournaments, and much more. Activities vary by community center. Please contact individual centers for specific hours and programs offered at each location.

Lecture: The Cane Ridge Revival of 1801
Where: Locust Grove
When: April 1st
Time: 1:00 pm
Details: With Eddie Price. When people talk about the “Bible Belt” they might be interested to learn that its roots began in the great Cane Ridge Revival, held in today’s Bourbon County.  What happened in those fire-lit groves and cane-covered hills? Take a journey back to 1801.The Locust Grove Afternoon Lecture Series is held the first Wednesday of each month.  Dessert and coffee are served at 1:00 pm with the lecture immediately following at 1:15 PM.  Reservations are not required.
Cost: $5; $3 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove
For more information: 502-897-9845

Land Steward Volunteer Project Days
Where: Jefferson Memorial Forest
When: April 1st, 4th, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
Time: 9:00 am – Noon
Details: Join our Land Steward team for one day or as an ongoing volunteer. Our focus in April will be cleanup on a newly purchased property to prepare it for our environmental education programs. Each project day has a different task, determined by weather and need, and announced the week of the event. Suitable for ages 14 and up; must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Sherry.Wright@louisvilleky.gov for additional information.
For more information: 502-368-5404

Celebrate 40215
Where: Wyandotte Park
When: April 2nd
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Details: The celebration of the century is on 4-02-15.  A unique day where the date and zip code are the same – it happens every 100 years.  The event features neighborhood groups, organizations, area businesses, food trucks, inflatables for children, and entertainment for all.  It will be held rain or shine.  Sponsored by Councilwoman Marianne Butler and Councilman Dan Johnson.
For more information: 502-574-1115 or 502-574-1121

Teen Glow Party and Egg Hunt!
Where: Molly Leonard Portland Community Center
When: April 3rd
Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Details: Come out to the Molly Leonard Portland Community Center for glow in the dark egg hunt, candy, prizes, games, music, glow in the dark football and basketball toss.  For ages 10 – 17.
Cost: $2.00
For more information : 502-776-0913

Robbie Valentine Spring Break Sports Camp
Where: Southwick Community Center
When: April 6th
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Details: During this FREE camp for kids of all skill levels learn the fundamentals of basketball, the principles of teamwork, and individual responsibility with local sports legend Robbie Valentine.  Speakers will be present to stress the importance of education and its connection to athletic success.  Ages 8-16. Register on the day of camp, and please wear proper basketball attire.
For more information: 502-775-6598

Play With Clay!
Where: Molly Leonard Portland Community Center
When: April 6th-9th
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Details: Join us during Spring Break for a new art program exploring and celebrating our community.  We will be taking a field trip and creating unique ceramic pieces to share in a neighborhood art exchange with South Louisville Community Center. Learn new clay techniques and contribute to a large-scale artwork for display in our center.  Please Call Sandra Shepard to sign up for the program.  Hope to see you there.  Artist: Erhen Reed.  Funded by a grant from Fund for the Arts and Louisville Visual Art Association.
For more information: 502-776-0913

Baxter Community Center Spring Break Programming
Where: Baxter Community Center
When: April 6th – 10th
Time: 10:00 am – 7 pm
Details: Baxter Community Center is offering a variety of spring break programs for youth, including Crafty Kids, a Table Tennis Tournament, Hip Hop Fit & Fun, and much more!
For more information: 502-574-2670

Beechmont Community Center Spring Break Programming
Where: Beechmont Community Center
When: April 6th – 10th
Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Details: Beechmont Community Center invites youth to participate in the numerous programs they have to offer this spring break, including kickball, going ice skating and visiting Waterfront Park, participate in XBOX and Wii competitions, and much more!
For more information: 502-361-5484

California Community Center Spring Break Programming
Where: California Community Center
When: April 6th – 10th
Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Details: California Community Center is offering a variety of spring break programs for youth, including an archery competition, a PlayStation tournament, a field trip to Skate World, arts & crafts, and much more!
For more information: 502-574-2658

Cyril Allgeier Community Center Spring Break Programming
Where: Cyril Allgeier Community Center
When: April 6th – 10th
Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Details: Cyril Allgeier Community Center invites youth to participate in the numerous programs they have to offer this spring break, including Hot Shot Basketball, a PlayStation Tournament, movie time, a field trip to the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, and much more!
For more information: 502-456-3261

Douglass Community Center Spring Break Programming
Where: Douglass Community Center
When: April 6th – 10th
Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Details: Douglass Community Center is offering a variety of spring break programs for youth, including open gym, arts & crafts, pickle ball, open wheelchair basketball, teen board game club, and much more!
For more information: 502-456-8120

Metro Arts Center Spring Break Programming
Where: Metro Arts Center
When: April 6th – 10th
Details: The Metro Arts Center invites youth to view inspiring art exhibits at the gallery, learn techniques to create stage and film special effects in the Special FX class, and learn painting techniques and concepts in a painting class this spring break.
For more information: 502-937-2055

Molly Leonard Portland Community Center Spring Break Programming
Where: Molly Leonard Portland Community Center
When: April 6th – 10th
Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Details:  The Molly Leonard Portland Community Center is offering a variety of spring break programs for youth, including tempera paper painting, cheerleading and dance clinics, soccer, and much more!
For more information: 502-776-0913

Newburg Community Center Spring Break Programming
Where: Newburg Community Center
When: April 6th – 10th
Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Details:  The Newburg Community Center invites youth to participate in the numerous programs they have to offer this spring break, including a baking class, corn hole toss, track & field, flag football, a field trip to Gattiland, and much more!
For more information: 502-456-8122

Shawnee Arts & Cultural Center Spring Break Programming
Where: Shawnee Arts & Cultural Center
When: April 6th – 9th
Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Details: The Shawnee Arts & Cultural Center has a Shawnee courtyard beautification project planned this spring break where youth can help paint picnic tables, do fence art, and plant.
For more information: 502-775-5268

Shelby Park Community Center Spring Break Programming
Where: Shelby Park Community Center
When: April 6th – 10th
Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Details: Shelby Park Community Center invites youth to participate in the numerous programs they have to offer this spring break, including jewelry making, ceramics, outside activities, and much more!
For more information: 502-574-1780

South Louisville Community Center Spring Break Programming
Where: South Louisville Community Center
When: April 6th – 10th
Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Details: South Louisville Community Center is offering a variety of spring break programs for youth, including open gym, arts & crafts, journal making, environmental education, karate, a basketball scramble, and much more!
For more information: 502-574-3206

Southwick Community Center Spring Break Programming
Where: Southwick Community Center
When: April 6th – 10th
Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Details: Southwick Community Center invites youth to participate in the numerous programs they have to offer this spring break, including arts and crafts, volleyball, a pool tournament, open gym, Hip Hop dance, and much more!
For more information: 502-775-6598

Sun Valley Community Center Spring Break Programming
Where: Sun Valley Community Center
When: April 6th – 10th
Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Details: Sun Valley Community Center is offering a Spring Break Adventure that includes planned activities each day for youth, in addition to children’s activities free of charge for those who are not able to come to the Spring Break Adventure.
For more information: 502-937-8802

Robbie Valentine Spring Break Sports Camp
Where: South Louisville Community Center
When: April 8th
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Details: During this FREE camp for kids of all skill levels learn the fundamentals of basketball, the principles of teamwork, and individual responsibility with local sports legend Robbie Valentine.  Speakers will be present to stress the importance of education and its connection to athletic success.  Ages 8-16. Register on the day of camp, and please wear proper basketball attire.
For more information: 502-574-3206

The Other Side of Archaeology
Where: Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing
When: April 9th, 10th, and 11th
Time: 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Details: Join archaeologists from the Kentucky Archaeology Survey to wash, identify and study artifacts from sites at Riverside.  Behind-the-scenes archaeology tours will be offered at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day (weather permitting).
Cost: FREE
For more information: 502-935-6809

Archery
Where: Jefferson Memorial Forest
When: April 11th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Details: Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow within minutes. This program is for all physical ability levels.  All equipment is provided. Children 8 and over are welcome and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Pre-Registration required.  Minimum number of shooters- 7, Max-20.
Cost: $15/person
For more information: 502-368-5404

Trail Team Volunteer Project Day
Where: Jefferson Memorial Forest
When: April 11th
Time: 9 am – Noon
Details: Join our Trail Team volunteers as a single day helper or a long-term volunteer to work on our 36 miles of trail in the Forest and Waverly Park. Each project day will have a different task, assigned according to weather and greatest need. Suitable for ages 14 and up; must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Sherry.Wright@louisvilleky.gov for additional information.
For more information: 502-368-5404

Chat With LMPD
Where: Newburg Community Center
When: April 16th
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Details: Chat with LMPD 6th Division.  FEATURED: METRO NARC/SRT.  A series of public open-dialogue discussions, designed so that youth and young adults can hear from – and talk with – local law enforcement officials to establish better relationships and mutual understanding.  Learn about the variety of things Louisville Metro police do. Each session will be co-moderated by local youth.  Everyone is invited to come out to be a part of this unique opportunity, and bring friends.
For more information: 502-456-8122

Trail Team Volunteer Project Day
Where: Waverly Park
When: April 18th
Time: 9 am – Noon
Details: Join our Trail Team volunteers as a single day helper or a long-term volunteer to work on our 36 miles of trail in the Forest and Waverly Park. Each project day will have a different task, assigned according to weather and greatest need. Suitable for ages 14 and up; must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Sherry.Wright@louisvilleky.gov for additional information.
For more information: 502-368-5404

FOX (Families Outside X-ploring)
Where: Jefferson Memorial Forest
When: April 18th
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Details: SPRING Jefferson Memorial Forest – Wildflowers are blooming and frogs and toads are singing.  We’ll explore the spring madness and discover what lives in Shannon’s Pond. As we hike along the trail and fields prepare to find little treasures of color and new life in a puddle. Test your boat building skills using natural materials.  Bring water bottles and a snack, and dress for the weather. We will be outside the whole time. Warning: You will get dirt on your shirt! Meet in the Horine Main Parking Lot. Pre-Registration required.
Cost: $8/Family
For more information: 502-368-5404

18th Century Thunder – A Revolutionary War Encampment
Where: Locust Grove
When: April 18th & 19th
Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Details: It’s Thunder weekend 18th century style at Locust Grove, commemorating the arrival of Revolutionary War troops in 1778 under the command of General George Rogers Clark. Talk to the soldier-reenactors and their families, learn about battle tactics, and participate in a wreath-laying ceremony honoring Clark, with a 21-gun salute. You can chat with the women in the hearth kitchen, the doctor will demonstrate how he’d remove musket balls from victims, and kids are encourages to sign up as new recruits. Concessions available. (This event does not include battles – it’s all about the American troops.) Historic house tours included.
Cost: $4 for adults; free for children 12 and under
For more information: 502-897-9845

Senior Outing – Louisville Orchestra “Beethoven’s Fifth” and Lunch 
Where: Beechmont Community Center
When: April 23rd
Time: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Details: Join staff along with 13 of your Beechmont Community Friends for adventures throughout the county.  Participants are responsible for their own fees (pay your own way).  Prices are estimated based on average lunch item and any entrance fees.  NOTE – Locations subject to change.  Limited to 13 participants.  Sign up for the outings that you are interested.  Must sign up for program a week in advance.  Arrive for program 30 minutes before van leaves.  Be ready for lots of FUN!
Cost: $15.00
For more information: 502.361.5484

Free Guided Hike
Where: Jefferson Memorial Forest
When: April 25th
Time: 9:00 am
Details: Trail – Scott’s Gap Trail (3.3 miles).  Strenuous.  Hike the lovely Scott’s Gap area in search of wildflowers.  Meet in the Scott’s Gap parking area.
For more information: 502.368.5404

 

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