Free Events in February

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February can be frigid but it’s also a great time for FREE events for family fun! Gather your loved ones around, choose your favorites and mark your calendars.

Daily through 5/25 at the Ekstrom Library, the University of Louisville Photographic Archives presents “Fine Young Kids,” a new exhibition featuring portraits of children from the archives’ vast Fine Print collection. It’s a great exhibit for the young and young at heart to consider childhood from differing perspectives.

Every Sunday is FREE at the Speed Art Museum for Owsley Sunday! The free Sunday admission is named in honor of the late Owsley Brown II.

Every Thursday is Arts in Play with Mama to Mama in the 2nd floor Community Room of Family Health Center Broadway. Enjoy arts based activities geared towards kiddos up to 5 years old and their grown ups. All are welcome!

Visit the Barnes and Nobles at the Paddock Shop on Saturdays in February for their FREE Storytime starting at 11:00am.

Visit the Louisville Nature Center. A truly unique community resource, the Louisville Nature Center offers wonderful opportunities for nature study and recreation–right in the heart of the city! The Louisville Nature Center provides nature education and encourages stewardship in an urban forest. Admission is free!

Saturday, February 3rd is the Valentine’s Day Breakfast Pajama Party held at Iroquois Park at 10:30am. Come dressed in your PJs for stories, Valentine’s crafting and breakfast in the library!

Saturday, February 3rd is Home Depot’s Valentine Bean Bag Toss Workshop. You and your child can construct a fun bean bag toss game for the whole family to love. Following the bean bag toss game board construction, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. Starts at 9:00am until 12:00pm.

Saturday, February 10th is Sensory Friendly Storytime at Highlands/Shelby Park Library at 10:15am. This Storytime is designed for families with children ages 3 and up with autism spectrum disorders, or other sensory integration issues, and their typically developing peers. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of our other Storytimes, this program of stories, songs, and activities might be just what you are looking for.

Sunday, February 11th, 12:30 – 4:30pm: Louisville Family Fun is hosting a Summer Camp Fair at the Sawyer Hayes Community Center. More information about the event can be found on Facebook

Thursday, February 15th is the Teen 3D Printing Club starting at 5:30pm. Come to the Teen Underground for the 3D Printing Club meet up! Learn how to set up, maintain, and repair a 3D printer. Learn to make, manipulate and upload your own 3D designs. Grades 6th-8th.

Friday, February 16th, 7-9pm is Family Performing Arts Night – Tribute to Black Heritage at the Jeffersonian. Wheeler Elementary students will perform skits, music and dance with their focus on famous African Americans. The Louisville Leopard Percussionists will perform a variety of music including Latin, funk, pop and jazz.

Saturday, February 17th, 10am – 1pm is the 10th Annual Backyard Bird Count at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve. The Louisville Audubon Society will help us identify and count birds at the Nature Preserve. Refreshments provided.

Saturday, February 17th, 10am – 3pm is the Annual Backyard Bird Count at Louisville Nature Center. Observe birds, make a birdfeeder, learn bird trivia and more.

Friday, February 23rd is the FAT Friday Trolley Hop, a once-a-month city-hopping trolley ride that makes stops in the hip neighborhoods of Butchertown, Clifton and Crescent Hill. During the last Friday of the month, local business and restaurants feature FAT Trolley Hop specials and deals. Live musical performances from area bands, appetizers and inexpensive libations make this free ride a good time.

February 24th and 24th is the 2nd Annual Mellwood Spring Art Show. There will be tons of local artists featuring their works of art accompanied by food and several live music performances. From 10:00am-6:00pm both days.

Wednesday, February 28th is Humpday Tinkery: Recycle Robots at the Highlands/Shelby Park Library. Join us for a craft, making a robot out of recycled materials. Grades 1-5 starting at 4:00pm.

By Guest Contributor: Kelly

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