Family Events

Insects with Idlewild

  • Posted on: 25 July 2019
  • By: EPeterson

Time for another family summer event!  We had such a good time with the folks from Idlewild and their butterflies last year we invited them back for another morning of education and entertainment.  This time:  Insects!  From 10am-noon on Saturday 10 August, 2335 Bonnycastle Ave.  This event is free to Bonnycastle Homestead Association members.  Non-members $10 per person, $20 per family.  Join BHA and get in free!

IDLEWILD BUTTERFLY FARM & INSECTARIUM will present a live insect/arthropods program that will include close viewing and interaction. Knowledgeable insect ambassador handlers will identify specimens and elaborate on their unique adaptations, diets, and country of origin. This may include exotic beetles, stick insects, praying mantids, cockroaches, tarantulas, and more. With the assistance of insect ambassador handlers, many may be touched and petted. This educational program promotes respect and appreciation of the role insects play in the natural world.

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Autumn Afternoon Storytelling

  • Posted on: 20 September 2018
  • By: EPeterson

Join us 4pm Sunday 21 October in the garden at the Commodore for a family-friendly afternoon with renowned storyteller Cynthia Changaris. Cider and snacks will be served.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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Bagels and Butterflies

  • Posted on: 25 June 2018
  • By: EPeterson

Join your Bonnycastle Homestead Association Neighbors
For A Backyard Family Event
Bagels and Butterflies!
Saturday July 7th at 10:00 a.m.
Featuring a Butterfly Release and conversation with
Blair Leano-Helvey of Idelwild Butterfly Farm
Ed and Gail Henson’s home and backyard
2335 Bonnycastle Avenue (at the alley before Cherokee Road)
Free for BHA members. $10 for non-members, $5 for children with a $20 family cap.
You may join at the event for $20 a family or use the link below to join BHA and pay for a membership online.
For food and butterfly count, please RSVP to

For more information on Idlewild Butterfly Farm and Insectorium

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Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 10:00am
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Bardstown Road Aglow

  • Posted on: 1 December 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

32nd Annual Bardstown Road Aglow Saturday 2December, starts at dusk
Come see us at the corner of Bardstown Road and Bonnycastle Ave!
We would love to talk to you about the type of development you would like to see, events we have planned for the upcoming year, and what makes our neighborhood unique.  

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Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
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