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Cultural Pass Expands to Southern Indiana

screen-shot-2018-06-05-at-12-41-58-pmPass provides free admission to numerous arts-related institutions

For the first time, the 2018 Cultural Pass will be available to kids in Louisville and Southern Indiana. The provides free access to many of Greater Louisville’s arts and cultural institutions and is valid for one-time general admission at each of the participating institutions and is valid through Aug. 11.

Created from Vision Louisville, the Cultural Pass is an innovative initiative to promote art and culture and improve summer learning in our community. The 2018 Cultural Pass is presented by Churchill Downs, in partnership with Metro Louisville, Fund for the Arts, Arts and Culture Alliance and the Louisville Free Public Library. Additional underwriting for Southern Indiana families to participate is made possible by the Bales Foundation, Duke Energy and the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, in partnership with the Jeffersonville Township Public Library and The Floyd County Library (formerly known as the New Albany-Floyd County Library).

Nearly 200,000 passes have been issued since its inception in 2014. The 2018 Cultural Pass can be picked up at The Floyd County Library, Jeffersonville Township Public Library and any of the Louisville Free Public Library locations. For more information, go to fundforthearts.org/culturalpass.

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BACK TO BASICS

By Morgan Sprigler

It’s finally summertime, Extol Readers! Warmer weather is here and our kids are out of school. You may be feeling a bit overwhelmed with the fact that you have become the sole source of entertainment for your kids (and with the second fact that they will need a bath every. single. night). Do not fear. This is your time to shine!screen-shot-2018-06-05-at-4-35-41-pm

Instead of offering an intricate DIY project this month, I am going to suggest a few fun things to do with your kiddos over the course of these summer months. These sweet little crafts may keep your monsters distracted long enough for you to enjoy a glass of wine while deciding whether you hear Laurel or Yanny. (I’m Laurel, by the way).

I found all of these crafts at Ben Franklin in New Albany. Everything you need is packaged neatly together with instructions and will only set you back $1.49! Ben Franklin offers a large variety of ready-to-make crafts for all ages and interests.screen-shot-2018-06-05-at-4-35-48-pm

My girls had a blast shopping for their “cwaft” of choice. They settled on suncatchers, melty beads, a pom-pom kit and clothespin kit! The only items we needed to use from home were my glue gun, an iron and an ironing board.screen-shot-2018-06-05-at-4-35-54-pm

We enjoyed painting the suncatchers outside and the others craft indoors, once it began raining. (I highly recommend stocking up on these projects for a rainy day.)

Wishing everyone a happy summer full of joy and laughter.

HAPPY SPRING, Y’ALL!

MORGAN