November Activities at Audubon State Park

Tri-State Art Guild exhibit
November  1- January 9
Tiny Tot’s – “Turkey Time”
Friday, November 2  JJA Museum  10:30-11:30
Tiny tot’s ages 3-5 will have a blast at “Turkey Time” ART at the Park from 10:30-11:30. Dress for a mess.  Pre-registration is required. 

Staff Contact: Kim McGrew-Liggett Audubon Museum (270) 827-1893 kim.mcgrew@ky.gov
Cost: $5.00 per class
Walk on the Wild Side
Friday, Nov 16   10:00 a.m.  Museum – Bird Observation Center
Toddlers 3 – 5 years old.  These 45-min.-1hr. interactive programs will explore what nature has to offer.  With each new topic, toddlers 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.
Nov 16  Terrific Turkeys –  Ben Franklin once wanted to make our national bird the wild turkey.  Join us as we learn about this secretive game bird.
Staff Contact: Julie McDonald at 270-826-2247 or juliea.mcdonald@ky.gov
Cost: $2.00 Pre-registration required
Adult Artists Retreat
Friday, November 16  JJA Museum
Beginning to advanced artists, are invited to participate in the all day Artist Retreats monthly from 9:00-3:00pm. Bring your own artwork and supplies. Lunch will be potluck. Special speakers and noon programs will vary monthly. Pre-registration is required.
Staff Contact: Kim McGrew-Liggett Audubon Museum (270) 827-1893 kim.mcgrew@ky.gov
Cost: $15, due the day of.
Christmas Open House 
Saturday, Nov. 17  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Audubon Museum Store
Get in the holiday spirit with the Audubon Museum’s kick-off to Christmas. See our new holiday décor, shop our wide variety of unique Christmas gifts, enjoy cider, hot chocolate and homemade holiday treats and free museum tours. New holiday items include Kentucky Crafted Cedar Christmas Trees, Audubon Bird Ornaments, Cardinal Christmas Cards, Rebecca Ruth Bourbon Candy Gift Boxes, and a variety of children’s toys. Door prizes and special discounts will take place throughout the day. And, a few of Santa’s favorite elves will be in attendance for photos with kids and use their elf-expertise to wrap your purchases – for free! 
Grandpa Jones: Country Musician and Comic 
portrayed by David Hurt
A Chautauqua Program presented by the Kentucky Humanities Council
Saturday. Nov. 17   1p.m.-2p.m.  Audubon Museum
Louis Marshall Jones, better known as Grandpa, was the son of Henderson County sharecroppers. Hard times drove the family north to Akron, Ohio in the late 1920s. Jones, who had a repertoire of songs learned from his parents and the radio, won a talent contest that led to regular work on an Akron radio station. That launched a career that lasted more than sixty years. It was during tours with country music star (and fellow Kentuckian) Bradley Kincaid in the 1930s that Jones developed the Grandpa persona he used the rest of his life.
Beginning in 1969, television brought Jones fame as a member of the original cast of Hee Haw, which showcased his skills as a vaudeville comic. Grandpa Jones was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1978. He never retired, suffering a fatal stroke after a performance at the Grand Ole Opry in 1998.
Staff Contact:  Julie McDonald at 270-826-2247 or juliea.mcdonald@ky.gov 
Cost: Free