Sunday, March 8, 2015

Enjoy Arcade Gaming at the Louisville Arcade Expo March 7 – 9

Remember playing arcade games? Those memories will come to life at the Louisville Arcade Expo. Purchase your tickets, and enjoy a whole world of pinball, arcade and even console games – all set to free play.

At the Arcade Expo

There are hundreds of games ready to be played at the Louisville Arcade Expo. Purchase a one-day ticket for $20, or enjoy the whole weekend of gaming for $45. The Expo is open Friday from 2 pm to midnight. On Saturday, it’s open from 10 am to midnight. Sunday, the Expo is open from 10 am to 4 pm. That gives you many, many hours of play time.

 Play Duck Hunt, Jurassic Park, Wizard of Oz and Doctor Who pinball machines, to name just a few. At the full-size arcade games, you’ll find classics like Capcom’s Alien vs. Predator, NBA Jam, Star Wars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Breakout will all be at the Expo.

Go to the console gaming area to find the machines made in the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Rare machines, like the Apple II and Commodore 64, will be present. And because this event is all about games and gaming, kids who are 10 and younger get in for free with an adult admission. Of course, you may find that you’ll have more fun if you leave the kids at home!

All the fun begins on March 7 at the Ramada Plaza at 1776 Plantside Drive.

Driving Plantside

The Ramada Plaza is easy to find. It’s in the middle of a busy commercial district that offers restaurants, shopping, fitness centers and more. Outside this commercial district, you’ll find several beautiful Louisville neighborhoods.

The city of Hurstbourne Acres is just blocks away from the Ramada Plaza. This community holds regular town meetings, and has its own City Hall. Hurstbourne Acres is famous for Stanley B. Welch park. He was the former mayor of Hurstbourne Acres. Speaking of acres, the park takes up one and a half of them, providing plenty of green spaces for children to run and play and for adults to relax. There’s a brick wellhouse at the park that’s more than 100 years old. The annual city Summer Picnic and Easter Egg Hunt are held at the park every year. The park is open to all residents who want to enjoy it, though visitors are always welcome as well.

Before a night of free play indoors, go to the park to soak up a little sun. This part of Louisville offers all different types of fun, so why not enjoy more than one?

About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

Friday, March 6, 2015

Celebrate Dr. Seuss at the Library March 7

Dr. Seuss is one of the most famous children's writers, responsible for creating classics like "Cat in the Hat" and "Green Eggs and Ham." And this March, the Louisville Free Public Library is celebrating his birthday. All the kids in Louisville are invited to join in on the fun.

Library Party

The library is the perfect place to have a party for one of the most famous storytellers of all time, and now Seuss is more exciting than ever. Previously-undiscovered manuscripts have been found by the family of Dr. Seuss, and you know what that means: new stories. For the first time in years, brand-new Suess stories will be published in the near future.

Now's the time to catch up on all the classic stories he told in the past. Celebrate the life, and birthday, of Seuss with games and crafts based on the characters in his books. There will be stories during the party, of course, and children will have the chance to discover the stuff the library has to offer these days. The Louisville Free Public Library continues to grow and expand its locations and services every year, so it can continue being an important part of the community.

The library is a big part of the Crescent Hill community. The Crescent Hill branch is at 2762 Frankfort Avenue, in one of the most active areas of the neighborhood.

In Crescent Hill

Crescent Hill is just east of downtown Louisville, which gives residents easy access to everything the city has to offer. It's one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, and one of the most active. Events are held in Crescent Hill throughout the year, not just in the library but in community areas all over the neighborhood.

The neighborhood has a little something for everyone. There are historic buildings, modern attractions and lots of places to go and things to do in this community. Crescent Hill is also one of the city's prettiest communities. People here pride themselves on taking care of their spaces. Even as far back as 1908, the Crescent Hill Improvement Club was working toward making the neighborhood beautiful.

The neighborhood is still beautiful, and constantly improving itself. So visit Crescent Hill this March to celebrate Dr. Seuss at the library. It's a party! For once, a reasonable amount of noise will be tolerated at the library...within reason, of course!

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Make Your Own Derby Hat

The Kentucky Derby is always Louisville’s biggest event, and it’s one of those things you have to prepare for in advance. Go to the Forme Millinery Derby Hat Workshop this year to make your own amazing Derby fashion accessory, and check at least one thing off your to-do list.

The Hat-Making Workshop

Fancy a fascinator? Want a wide-brim, 1940s look? Whatever you want to make, you can learn more about it here. The instructor will tell you how to use horsehair to make your Derby hat. Is there any material that could be more appropriate? You’ll form the shape of your own hat to get a perfect, custom fit. Every part of your hat will be hand-made by you, so you know you’ll be wearing a one-of-a-kind creation. When people ask who made your hat, just say it’s from a hot new designer!

Bring your own needles, pins, thread and scissors. If you want to add ribbons, feathers and other doodads to your hat, bring them along. The workshop is at the Forme Millinery Workshop at 1860 Mellwood Avenue, Suite 122-A. It begins at 10 am and ends at 1 pm. The price is $295 a person, which is less than what you’ll spend on an actual designer Derby hat.

Trendy Town

You’ll be in one of Louisville’s trendiest neighborhoods when you go to the Derby hat workshop. The Clifton community is made up of several smaller neighborhoods, like Kenilworth Heights. There are many old homes here that date back to the 60-year history of the community. Historic Queen Anne and Italianate homes harken back to an earlier era of the city. You’ll also find brand-new, modern condos in the community.

In addition to the many homes, there are lots of businesses, restaurants and boutiques in the Clifton area. The famous Mom’s Music is nearby, not to mention lots of other places worth visiting. Take a look around this popular area of the city, and maybe you’ll even get some great ideas for your new, custom-designed Derby hat.

About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !