Five Ways to Get in the Halloween Spirit

With Halloween only six weeks away it fees like its right around the corner. People are already digging into anything pumpkin spice, and buying Halloween candy. Some are busy planning their costumes to get a head start. Here is a list of some of ways you can get into the Halloween spirit here in Louisville.

 

  1. Visit the Georgetown Drive in for the Creepy Cruise-In. Where you can enjoy a bowl of Uncle Jesse’s chili, meet Dr. Gangrene live in person, and take your pick of watching The Car, It, or Annabelle.

Drive In

2. Visit a Pumpkin Patch, at Joe Huber’s Family Farm where you can pick pumpkins, enjoy hand dipped Carmel apples and much more.

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3. Visit some of Louisville’s professional haunted houses. Danger Run, Nightmare Forest Haunt park, The Devil’s Attic, Legend at Pope Lick, The 7th Street Haunt, Asylum Haunted Scream Park, Grim Trails, Fear Fair, Black Orchard, The Haunted Hotel, Waverly Hills Sanatorium Haunted House, Field of Screams, Culbertson Mansion, Baxter Avenue Morgue, or Sinister Tombs.

Danger Run

4. Visit Louisville’s Biggest Halloween celebration The Louisville Halloween Festival and Parade October 21st (parade stats at 4:00PM)

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5. Visit Actors Theaters to see Dracula September 8th-November 2nd

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Give Back to Louisville

Its that time of the year where everyone is extremely busy. Between football games, fall festivals, and the holidays around the corner its easy to get wrapped up in your own life. It is also the time of year where lots of nonprofits in Louisville are busy with events. No matter how busy you are everyone should try to give back to the community. Below is a list of upcoming events in Louisville

 Light The Night

September

September 16th

  • MDA Muscle Walk

For more information visit www.musclewalk.mda.org/louisville

September 23rd

  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light The Night walk

For more information visit www.lightthenight.org/ky

  • St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

For more information visit www.fundraising.stjude.org

  • American Heart Association Heart Walk

For  more information visit www.heart.org

September 24th

  • National Kidney Foundation Kidney Walk

For more information visit www.kidney.org

 

Making Strides

October

October 1st

  • Dare to Care Hunger Walk-Run-Row

For more information visit www.daretocare.org

October 14th

  • Susan G, Komen Race for a Cure

For more information visit www.info-komen.org

October 28th

  • American Cancer Society Making Strides

For more information visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/louisville

 

 

 

Where To Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix

It is that time of year where everyone goes crazy about anything with the word pumpkin spice in it. The word Pumpkin Spice Latte has a different effect on more than just the basic white girl these days. Although we are a few weeks away from the first day of autumn, fall items are in every store. This is just the beginning of pumpkin spice taking over our taste buds for the next few months, I am sure there will be many pumpkin spice releases that have yet to come. Here is a list of a few pumpkin flavors to jumpstart your fall.

 

Starbucks

Pumpkin Spiced Latte- Hot, Iced

Ready-to-drink Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin

Pumpkin Spice Flavored Ground Coffee

Pumpkin Scone

Pumpkin Bread

 

Krispy Kreme

Pumpkin Spice Cake Donut

Pumpkin Spice Latte –Hot, Iced & Frozen

Pumpkin Spice Glazed Donut (September 8th Only)

 

Dairy Queen

Pumpkin Pie Blizzard

 

Dunkin Donuts

Iced Pumpkin Macchiato

Pumpkin Donut

(Add a pumpkin swirl to any drink)

 

McDonalds

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin and crème Pie

 

Einstein Bros Bagels

Pumpkin Bagel

Pumpkin Shmear

Pumpkin Spice Latte

 

Panera

Pumpkin Muffin

 

Steak N shake

Pumpkin Spice Milkshake

Fitness Tips for the College Lifestyle

 

Learning how to balance your social life and school work in college is quite the challenge no matter how many years you get under your belt. Every year I have personally struggled with staying fit or somewhat in shape while juggling my college lifestyle. I believe that one of the hardest parts of working out is getting there. Below are a a few ways you can incorporate health and fitness into your everyday routine.

  1. Take the stairs when given the chance
  2. Park at the back of parking lots to get more steps in
  3. Drink water
  4. Find a work out buddy
  5. Plan your meal ahead of time so you don’t give into unhealthy food
  6. When cooking, do simple exercises like jumping jacks, lunges, etc. while waiting for food to cook
  7. Always go to the grocery with a list so you don’t give into unhealthy snacks
  8. When watching TV, get up to change the channel instead of using the remote
  9. When taking study breaks use it as a chance to get a quick work out in
  10. When eating try to be conscious of portion control

As a student with a busy life style it is easy to get off track, don’t let this discourage you. To avoid this set realistic goals. I like to use the weekend as my time to take a break and eat out or grab a drink with my friends and not feel guilty about it. If you work hard to stick with your goals during the week then its ok if you get a little off track on the weekends. When time allows take advantage of the healthy food options, free fitness classes, and gym memberships. Balance is key.