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    For this upcoming weekend, November 16-18, there are some family-friendly events including art, astronomy, music, and science that are sure to please everyone in your family.

    Thursday, November 15, 7-9pm

    Not precisely part of the weekend, but worth mentioning! A free family concert will be held at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens and will feature a Celtic, folk, and world music band Four Schillings Short. They play a wide array of world instruments including North Indian Sitar, hammered dulcimer, mandolins, Renaissance woodwinds, bouzouki, recorders, tin whistles, banjo, percussion & psaltery.

    There will also be a matinee in the morning for homeschool families. For more details please call 502-275-9349 or 502-241-4788; donations will be accepted at both events

    Friday, November 16, 5pm-9pm

    Check out the $5 after 5pm deal at the Kentucky Science Center. On Friday and Saturday nights, admission is only $5 per person for exhibits or an IMAX film, or do both for $10 per person.

    Saturday, November 17, 6pm

    Blackacre Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead is hosting the Autumn Over Blackacre family program. They are teaming up with Louisville Astronomical Society, who will have several telescopes set up to view some magnificent shots of the night sky. Some highlights you may be able to view are craters on the crescent moon in the southwest, planet Jupiter in the east, and nearby neighbor Andromeda Galaxy. The preserve asks for a $3 admission for individuals with a $5 maximum admission per family. Members are free; guests can meet in the field parking lot.

    Sunday, November 18

    The second in the series Pop-Up Hands-On Family Art Studios will be held at Huff Gallery at Spalding University from 12-3pm. Read more about this event here.

    The Louisville Youth Orchestra is performing at 4pm. The symphony, repertory, and concert orchestras and the percussion ensemble will present “Finding Freedom” at the Brown Theater, 315 West Broadway. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for students with a valid ID, and free for children under school-age. Call 502-584-7777 or visit for more information.

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    Longtime Louisvillian, I am a children's librarian at heart and have a passion for children's lit. I am most recently a stay-at-home mom who is always on the move, searching for family fun in Louisville. If it's free, it's preferable!

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