Thursday, May 20, 2010

Audubon Park Plans Several Memorial Day Weekend Activities

Memorial Day Weekend Campground
Activities at Audubon State Park
Friday, May 28
5:30 PM Bingo – Bring out the whole family and enjoy an hour of bingo! We will play a variety of bingo games including traditional, coverall, and more. Come test your luck and possibly win a prize.
Where? Campground Shelter.
How long? 1 hour.
Who? Adults and supervised children are welcome.

Saturday, May 29

10:00 AM Hike The JJA Way - Join one of our naturalists on a hike along the Eagle Glen Pet Trail and discover how John James Audubon roamed these very woods. Learn about the wildlife that JJA observed, described and painted exactly
200 years ago. Be sure to wear your hiking shoes.
Where? Begin at the Campground Shelter. How long? 1 to 1.5 hours.
Who? All ages. Children younger than 10 should be accompanied by an adult.

2:00 PM Wind Spinners – Eye-catching, colorful wind spinners will brighten up any outdoor area. This is a fun project that you can hang outside on your camper or from the limb of a tree. Where? Campground Shelter
How Long? 1 hour.
Who? All ages.

6:00 PM S’mores – As the sun is beginning to set, come and sit by the fire and enjoy a s’more or two. This is a tasty way to end a nice summer day.
Where? Campground Shelter.
How long? 1 hour.
Who? All ages.

7:00 PM Campfire Chat with John James Audubon – Join Audubon State Park Museum Curator Alan Gehret around a roaring campfire as he spins tales of the days when John James Audubon roamed this land. Hear stories of Audubon’s stay in Henderson, Kentucky almost 200 years ago.
Where? Campground Shelter.
How long? 45 minutes.
Who? All ages.

Sunday, May 30

11:00 AM Audubon’s Resident Raptors – Meet Mousetrap, Scarlett or Reddy, our beautiful and interesting raptors in residence. We will take a close look at this unique group of birds that has special adaptations for hunting to survive
Where? Campground Shelter.
How along? 45 minutes.
Who? All ages. Children under 7 should be supervised by an adult. ABSOLUTELY NO PETS!

2:00 PM Memorial Day Parade Preparation - Meet at the Campground Shelter to decorate your bicycles, scooters, wagons and floats for our Memorial Day Parade. We’ll have lots of red, white and blue streamers, balloons and crepe paper. Cool lemonade will be served to quench your thirst.
Where? Campground Shelter.
How Long? 1 hour.
Who? All ages.

3:00 PM Memorial Day Campground Parade – Everyone loves a parade, and you will too when you join us for a real live parade around Audubon’s Campground. Bring your bicycles, tricycles, scooters, motorcycles, wagons and baby strollers for a red - white & blue celebration! Where? Campground Shelter.
How Long? 45 minutes.
Who? All ages.

Audubon State Park is located at 2910 U.S. 41 North. For more information on any of these activities call the park at (270) 826-2247.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Audubon Arts & Nature Children Camps

This June, enjoy nature camps at Audubon State Park. Children ages 3-12 are invited for 2-day and 3-day sessions where they can enjoy art making, reptile and bird viewing, hikes, bubbles, fishing and more. All camps are from 10am to noon.

3 day camp, ages 6-8
June 9-11
Cost $25

3 day camp, ages 8-12
June 16-18
Cost $25

2 day camp, ages 3-5
June 23 &24
Cost $15

Limited space is available. All children must bring a sack lunch. Pre-registration is required. Tennis shoes are advised. Class materials, snacks and tee shirts are included.

For more information, contact Kim McGrew at (270) 827-1893.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Get Active! Walk and Roll Week Coming to Henderson!

Get active!

The warmer weather makes most people anxious to be outdoors. More than 60 activities are planned during Walk and Roll Week, May 17-23. Visit their website, to find out more about biking, hiking and other scheduled outdoor activities in the tri-state area.

For history buffs, there will be an exercise history walking tour in downtown Henderson on May 22 at The Depot Community Room at 101 N. Water St. Meet at 10 a.m. and prepare for a tour of some of Henderson’s most unique historical spots. Along the way, exercise and walking techniques will be taught. All ages and abilities are welcome!

On May 29, Atkinson Pool opens for the season! Pool hours are 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday. Don’t miss Family Swim Night on June 17, when the pool stays open late for a family swim session.

And don’t just exercise right this summer; eat right, too! June 1 kicks off the annual Farmer’s Market season. Located at the corner of Second and Main Streets in downtown Henderson, enjoy locally-grown produce, farm-fresh eggs, honey, jams and more! The market will be open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Mark Your Calendars: DHP Sunset Series

Bring your lawnchair, your blanket, your dinner, your friends and maybe your dancing shoes. Join HAAA and DHP every Friday in May for a free performance. The location (and the artist) will change each week, so check the line-up below and mark your calendars. All events begin at 7:00 PM

May 7 - Local Author, Joey Goebel at Planter's Coffeehouse
May 14 - Pop duo, Swan Dive at Planter's Coffeehouse
May 21 - YogaDance performance with Gillian St. Clair at the Hughes Building (213 N. Main)
May 28 - Nashville singer/songwriter Peter Barbee at 2nd and Main (Farmer's Market)

A very special thanks to the sponsors of "The Sunset Series":
Hilliard Lyon, Breck's Bicycles, Bank of Henderson, Latta Insurance and Weaver, Dalton & Associates Branch of Ameriprise Financial.

For more information contact Kyle Arnett at 270.826.5916 or email or Julie Turnipseed at 270.827.0016 or email at

Monday, May 3, 2010

Riverfront Dining Offers Great Food & Live Entertainment

Itchin' for something new to do?
Want great food and live entertainment?

Well, Henderson's riverfront restaurants offer that, plus more!

The new On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill offers a full service kitchen and weekend entertainment every Friday and Saturday. Located at 100 Second St., the restaurant has patio seating overlooking the Ohio River and Audubon Mill Park. A cornhole tournament will be held every Thursday in May. Hours are Monday - Wednesday 3pm-midnight and Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11am-2am. For more information, call (270) 826-2424.

Another popular restaurant is En El Rio, located at 104 N. Water St. The restaurant just reopened with a new menu. Items such as gator bites, crab cakes, frog legs, crab burgers and slider burgers replace the previous Mexican-themed menu. The restaurant will be open Wednesday - Saturday. Enjoy food and drink on the patio and live music on the weekends! Call En El Rio at (270) 826-0099.

Want something a little quieter? No problem! Our website provides a listing of other Henderson restaurants that make choosing where to eat easier than ever.