As the weather warms, a trip to Audubon State Park sounds like the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon! This years marks the bicentennial of naturalist and artist, John James Audubon’s arrival in Henderson. To celebrate the Friends of Audubon, Ohio Valley Art League and the Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources have planned an exciting slate of community events throughout the year. To see details of the celebration, visit www.audubon2010.com.
For golfers, check out the 2010 State Parks Golf Trail Card. This “trail card” provided unlimited free green fees for the cardholder. (Don’t forget, Audubon’s Golf Course was voted Best in Henderson!) For more information, click here.
HOMEGROWN BLUEGRASS & CREATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL
Creative types can begin preparing for the Creative Arts Festival held in May. For only $40, artists and vendors can rent a booth to showcase and sell their artworks. To register for the event as a vendor or artist, contact Kim McGrew, Creative Arts Coordinator, at (270) 827-1893. This event, held in conjunction with the Homegrown Bluegrass festival, starts May 14 from 5-9pm, and continues Sat. 15 from 9am-8pm! Artists and crafters will fill the courtyards surrounding the Audubon Museum, while visitors are invited to enjoy food, Kentucky crafts, childrens’ activities and homegrown bluegrass music. Parking is $4 each day.
Saturday, March 13 Noon. – 3 p.m. Meet at the Audubon Museum
Have you ever tried to make a fire without matches, find your way in the forest, or build a temporary shelter? Youth ages 10-16 will study and practice these survival skills while learning how to make use of the surrounding resources. Please call to register.
Staff Contact: Julie McDonald at (270) 826-2247 or email@example.com
Cost: $5.00 per person
Saturday, March 27 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Join us for our annual “Eggstravaganza”. Bring those little Bunnies ages 3-7, for a Hoppin’ good time with “Funny Bunnies Art”, storyteller Mary Jo Huff, and more eggstra surprises at the John James Audubon Museum. Pre-registration is required.
“Spring Break Bash”
Wednesday, March 31st (ages 6-8) Thursday, April 1st (ages 8-12) 10:00-2:00
Having those Spring Break Blues-NO MORE! Visit the John James Audubon State Park. Students ages 6-12 are invited to the “Spring Break Bash”, an all-day adventure just for you. Wednesday, March 31st will be for ages 6-8, and Thursday, April 1st for ages 8-12. Artist Kim McGrew and Naturalist Julie McDonald will have the day filled with awesome art and nature programs. Bring a sack lunch. Pre-registration is required. Limited spaces available.
Staff Contact: Kim McGrew-Liggett (270) 827-1893 firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie McDonald Juliea.email@example.com
Cost: $12.00 (includes Audubon t-shirt and supplies)
We hope to see you there!
To read more about other Kentucky State Park events this spring, click here.