Spring activities are in full swing at John James Audubon State Park!

Adult Audubon Art Classes
Saturday’s April 2,9,16 10:00-12:00
JJA Museum
Adults and students ages 14 and up are invited to join us in the series of Art classes at the JJA Museum to touch on their creative side and explore the world of art. February, beginning to intermediate classes will focus on drawing techniques. Pre-registration is required. The instructor will be Lynn Buckman. Limited space available. Call or email Kim McGrew at kim.mcgrew@ky.gov for pre-registration or a supply list. Each 3-week series will be $45.00 or $20.00 per class.
Card-Making Class
Tuesday, April 12 10 a.m.
Discover the joy of creating and giving handmade cards! This workshop, taught by Stampin’ Up demonstrator Janet Burke, will feature materials and instruction to make three beautiful greeting cards using several techniques including rubber stamping, punching, and embossing. Beginning cardmakers are welcome. Pre-registration is required.
Staff Contact: Beth Tompkins, (270) 826-2247 or beth.tompkins@ky.gov
Cost: $7.00

Adult Artists Retreat
Friday, April 15th
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.

“Eggstravaganza”
Saturday, April 16th 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Join us for our annual “Eggstravaganza”. Bring those little Bunnies ages 3-8, for a Hoppin’ good time with “Funny Bunnies Art”, storytelling, music, an Easter Egg hunt and “Eggstra” surprises at the John James Audubon Museum. Pre-registration is required.
Staff Contact: Kim McGrew-Liggett (270) 827-1893 or kim.mcgrew@ky.gov
Cost: $7.00
Audubon’s Birthday and Camper Appreciation Weekend
Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1.
Audubon Museum
Join us for activities celebrating John James Audubon’s birthday. Thanks to our visitors for making Kentucky State Park’s system the nation’s finest!
Staff Contact: Julie McDonald at (270) 826-2247 or juliea.mcdonald@ky.gov
Cost: Free

Ohio Valley Birding Festival
Wednesday, April 27- Sunday, May 1
John James Audubon State Park and Wesselman Woods in Evansville, IN
Seminars, workshops, hikes, and crafts for all ages and all levels of interest on birds, birding, and bird habitats. This festival is presented by Audubon State Park, Evansville Audubon Society, Evansville Wild Birds Unlimited, and Wesselman Nature Society,
Staff Contact: Julie McDonald at (270) 826-2247 juliea.mcdonald@ky.gov or www.ohiovalleybirdingfestival.org for complete activity details

“An Evening with Rosemary Clooney”
Saturday, April 30, 2011 6:00pm
Audubon Museum
Join us for the Friends of Audubon theater fund raiser at the JJA Museum for “An Evening with Rosemary Clooney”. Start the night off with an intriguing Chautauqua Program, Rosemary Clooney: A Sentimental Journey. (1928-2002)
Music, Hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment, honoring Rosemary Clooney as she recorded with big name labels and some of the greatest musicians of her time, such as, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. Tickets are $50 and will be available at the John James Audubon office in Henderson , Ky. (270) 826-2247. For more information on the evening, contact Kim McGrew at the JJA Museum (270) 827-1893 kim.mcgrew@ky.gov or Dina Campbell, Friends of Audubon, (270) 826-5334.


Weekly Campground and Park Programs
Friday, May 27 – Monday, Sept. 5
Audubon Campground
Visitors are invited to participate in arts, crafts, and activities focused on entertainment, recreation, and education between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. Activities vary by age and change weekly.
Staff Contact: Main Office at 270-826-2247

Mr. B’s Monday Night Golf Scramble
Every Monday night from Memorial Day, May 25 – Labor Day, September 7 5 p.m.
Audubon Golf Course
Staff Contact: Audubon Golf Store Pro Shop at 270-826-5546
Cost: TBD

Friday Night Senior Scramble
Fridays from Memorial Day, May 30 – Labor Day, Sept. 7 4 p.m.
Audubon Golf Course
This two or three person scramble is open to all seniors and does not feature handicaps.
Staff Contact: Audubon Pro Shop at 270-826-5546
Cost: Audubon Golf Store Pro Shop at 270-826-5546

Card-Making Class
Tuesday, May 10 10 a.m.
Discover the joy of creating and giving handmade cards! This workshop, taught by Stampin’ Up demonstrator Janet Burke, will feature materials and instruction to make three beautiful greeting cards using several techniques including rubber stamping, punching, and embossing. Beginning cardmakers are welcome. Pre-registration is required.
Staff Contact: Beth Tompkins, (270) 826-2247 or beth.tompkins@ky.gov
Cost: $7.00

Adult Artists Retreat
Friday, May 13th
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.

“Walk on the Wild Side”: Nature Programs for Toddlers
Friday May 13 10:00 a.m.
Museum – Bird Observation Center
Toddlers 3 – 5 years old. These 30-45-minute 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.

May 13: Sounds of Spring – Nature’s Instruments
Spring is the perfect time to experience nature’s orchestra of sounds. Frogs, birds, rain, coyotes, and many more produce some of the sounds of Spring
Staff Contact: Julie McDonald at 270-826-2247 or juliea.mcdonald@ky.gov
Cost: $2.00

Audubon Woods Run/Walk
Sponsored by the Henderson County Community Foundation for Excellence.
Saturday, May 14,
John James Audubon State Park
Features a 1-mile and a 5-K run/walk. Registration forms available by contacting Ellen Redding.
Event Contact: Ellen Redding eredding913@insightbb.com
Cost: TBD

Home Grown Bluegrass and Creative Arts Festival
Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
John James Audubon State Park
Bluegrass music festival featuring local and regional bands:
Creative Arts Festival features various local and regional artists selling their handmade goods as well as free children’s activities.
Staff Contact: Audubon State Park Office at 270-826-2247 Audubon@ky.gov or
Kim McGrew-Liggett for Creative Arts Fest info (270) 827-1893 kim.mcgrew@ky.gov

Hands On Clay
Friday, May 27 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Audubon Campground Shelter
Have you ever wanted to make a clay pot on a potter’s wheel? Everyone can make their own take-home pot with the help of Albert Bauman, potter, storyteller and musician.
Staff Contact: Julie McDonald at (270) 826-2247 juliea.mcdonald@ky.gov
Program Fee: Free

These activities were compiled by Julie McDonald, Program Services Supervisor at John James Audubon State Park. To speak with Julie, call (270) 826-2247 or e-mail her at juliea.mcdonald@ky.gov