Upcoming Events

Feb. 5: Little Rembrandts Art Class – “Vibrant Valentines” ages 3-6
10:30-11:30 – John James Audubon Museum – Cherish those creative moments with your little Rembrandts at John James Audubon Museum. Art classes will meet once a month on Friday’s from 10:30-11:30, with a variety of themes and LOTS of art materials. Dress for a mess and discover the world of Art with Miss Kim. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Contact: Miss Kim, kim.mcgrew@ky.gov  (270) 827-1893   Cost: $5

Feb 6: Red Neck Rumble Indoor Demolition Derby
Union County Fairgrounds, Sturgis KY. 5pm-? Info: Brandon Dixon (812)-454-4520 or Misty Strunk (270)-333-4107

Feb 8-20: Henderson City Lions Auction
@ Henderson Community College. 7pm-10pm. The auction is one of the community’s longest running events. Beginning in 1952, proceeds have been used to provide eye screenings, eyeglasses and eye surgeries for Henderson County residents. Info: HendersonCityLions@gmail.com Jeremy Lear (270)724-2252

Feb 9: Million Dollar Quartet  
Fine Arts Center – Tuesday, February 9 | 7:00 p.m. – Broadway Musical – Main Floor $44 & Balcony $34  
Box Office Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Weekdays 270.831.9800 or 1.800.291.3402 Purchase online at: HendersonFAC.com

Feb 12: Valentine’s Day Celebration
John F. Kennedy Community Center. 3pm-5pm. Games , Crafts, Cupid Bingo and so much more. Info: Parks and Recreation Department (270)831-1274

Feb 12: Valentine’s Day Chocolate Walk
Contact the Downtown Henderson partnership for more details, 270-827-0016.

Feb 12: Adult Artists Retreat
(weather permitting)  9:00-3pm – John James Audubon Museum Exhibit Room – Please join us at the John James Audubon Museum for our monthly Adult Artist Retreats. All beginning to advanced artists are welcome to attend as we network our ideas and creativity. Bring your own artwork, Staff Contact: Kim McGrew-Liggett Audubon Museum (270) 827-1893 kim.mcgrew@ky.gov Cost: $15 – (Upcoming Retreats: March 18 & April 15)

Feb. 12: “Walk on the Wild Side”:  Nature Programs for Children
10:00 a.m. – John James Audubon Museum – Bird Observation Center  – Children 3 – 5 years old.  Herbivores, Carnivores & Omnivores, Oh My! – Would you share your sandwich with a bird? Come learn about the different foods animals eat and see the similarities or differences in your own diet. These 1hr. interactive programs will explore what nature has to offer.  With each new topic youngsters will discover how wildlife and nature shapes the world we live in.  Each program will involve one or more of the following activities: games, crafts, live animal visit, hike, or songs.  Staff Contact: Julie McDonald at 270-826-2247 or juliea.mcdonald@ky.gov  Pre-registration required. Cost: $4.00

Feb 20: Chautauqua Performance: Abraham Lincoln – Portrayed by Jim Sayre
Saturday, February 20, 2pm, Audubon Museum – Born on a farm in what is now Larue County, Kentucky, Abraham Lincoln spent his early years in the Commonwealth. His family moved to Indiana when he was seven, partly because of his father’s opposition to slavery, and never returned. But as his native brilliance and burning political ambition carried him to the presidency and greatness—a panel of historians recently chose him as the most influential American who ever lived—Lincoln always had connections with his native state.
In his law office in Springfield, Illinois, he had a law partner from Green County, Kentucky—William Herndon, who later wrote a biography of Lincoln. His best friend in Springfield was Joshua Speed, a son of Louisville’s prominent Speed family; and in Springfield he found a wife from Kentucky—Mary Todd, the daughter of a well-known Lexington family. Lincoln visited Kentucky to see the Speeds and his in-laws, and took the great Kentucky statesman Henry Clay as his political hero. During the Civil War Lincoln was very unpopular in Kentucky, but when he said, “I too am a Kentuckian,” no one could dispute it. – This program was funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Staff Contact: Naturalist’s office at 270 826-2247 or jja.rec@ky.gov  Cost: Free

Feb 21: Seven Owls of the Tri-State: Who’s Hoooooo in the Night
Sunday – 1:30 p.m. – John James Audubon State Park Museum – Presented by Sharon Sorenson
More often heard than seen, owls carry a mystery all their own. Legend has it that their calls are an omen of death, but yet they’re a symbol of wisdom. Are they wise? What makes owls different from other birds–even other raptors? How do they find food in the dark of night? Do they migrate? Where and when do they nest? Learn the answers and more about our seven owls when Sharon Sorenson, newspaper columnist and author of Birds in the Yard Month by Month, shares the stories of these silent fliers.
Books available for purchase at discounted price of $20.

Feb 26 – Apr 10:
 “March Madness” Invitational Exhibit
Audubon Museum presents the invitational exhibit “March Madness”- Exhibit DatesFebruary 26-April 10. For further information or questions on the exhibit contact: Kim McGrew-Liggett, Arts Administrator at the John James Audubon Museum. Kim.mcgrew@ky.gov or (270) 827 1893

Feb 27: Family Series – The Legend of John Henry
Fine Arts Center – Saturday, February 27 | 11:00 a.m. – $17 for all general admission tickets (child age 2 & under)
Box Office Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Weekdays 270.831.9800 or 1.800.291.3402 Purchase online at: HendersonFAC.com

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