Friday, April 29, 2011

gabbi's Boutique Grand Re-Opening Set For Next Week!

gabbi's Boutique, located at 137 Second Street in downtown Henderson will celebrate a GRAND RE-OPENING May 2nd through the 7th offering many exciting and informative events scheduled each day of the week-long event. A few of the special events taking place include Basic Grooming Techniques with guest, Belinda Steinwachs of Belinda's Paw Prints, nail trimming basics, treat tasting and a day for customers to design a one-of-a-kind pet dish and/or collar. There will be many gifts and a grand prize worth over $100 to be given away. Grand Prize drawing will be held May 7th at noon and entrants must be present to win.

gabbi's Boutique opened in 2007 and recently added a full-time employee and has expanded the square footage and inventory of the storefront. gabbi's Boutique maintains their commitment to provide pets with only the highest quality pet food and treats available and now carries a much larger variety of all-natural foods and treats. gabbi's also offers a huge selection of unique pet accessories, including collars, leashes, toys, grooming supplies and many other items to meet a pet's needs. gabbi's line of custom-fitted, hand-made clothing remains one of the most demanded items available at gabbi's Boutique with as many as six custom made outfits created in one week. gabbi's Boutique also offers a self-serve spa available to bathe and pamper that special furry family member. Hurry in and check out the new gabbi's Boutique. It's a "One-Stop Diva-Pet Shop". Phone 270-827-1567 for more details on the GRAND RE-OPENING.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Catch Artist at Work at Riverbend Academy Tomorrow!

Local artist Iris Gentry will be working Thursday in the gallery at RiverBend Academy, School of Visual and Performing Arts, in a program called “Artist At Work” being presented by Ohio Valley Art League.

Gentry will be working from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the public is invited to bring a brown-bag lunch, watch her work and ask questions.

Artists who are interested in demonstrating and displaying artwork can contact Jule McClellan, OVAL director, at jule@ohiovalleyart.org or 860-1930.

OVAL is keeping hours at the gallery each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The current exhibit is a photography exhibit titled “Views of Henderson and the Commonwealth of Kentucky” featuring the work of photographers Allen Campbell, Emily Mabee, April Robinson, Fred Reaves and Betty Smithhart.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Coming to the Riverfront this May: River Heritage Days!

Ever wondered what it's like to live and work on the Ohio River? Ever wanted to explore how a lock and dam works? Or how the first steamboat trip down the Ohio River changed the course of local history? Then you’ll want to mark May 21 on your calendar!


Ohio Valley Marine Service and the Depot Community Room are pleased to announce their partnership in creating “River Heritage Day” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21, 2011. The highlight of the event will be the River Works Discovery Center, a hands-on educational exhibit from the National Rivers Hall of Fame that features giant 3-D puzzles and a working lock and dam. There will be other activities to help you learn and celebrate the history, culture, commerce and conservation of the Mighty Ohio!

This event is part of the Community Room’s efforts to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the first Steamboat voyage down the Ohio River, an event that changed the course of history – OUR history!

The Community Room is funded by the City of Henderson through the Henderson County Tourist Commission and works closely with the Henderson Historical and Genealogical Society to provide quality history-related programming and exhibits.

For more information, call The Depot Community Room at (270) 830-9707 or e-mail leighann@hendersondepot.org

Monday, April 18, 2011

Autism 5K To Take Place This Saturday

The first annual Experiencing Autism Together 5-K Walk for Autism begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Riverview School, 133 S. Water Street, Henderson, Ky.

Registration is from 8-9 a.m. and the event — open to everyone — will take place rain or shine. All types of sponsorships are welcome.

For more information, go to hendersonwalkforautism@hotmail.com or call (270) 830-7066.

For more information about the camp, contact Tim Johns at (270) 827-4135 or timjohns@hughes.net.

HOMEGROWN BLUEGRASS & CRATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL TO BE HELD AT AUDUBON STATE PARK SATURDAY MAY 14

Audubon State Park is the scenic backdrop for the annual Homegrown Bluegrass and Creative Arts Festival in Henderson, Kentucky May 14th. 
 


The Homegrown Bluegrass & Creative Arts Festival at Audubon State Park attracts more than 2,000 people for a day of local bluegrass music, fine art vendors, festival food, and free children's arts events and activities. The festival features regional vendors spread out throughout the courtyard areas and display their handmade goods and an accompanying Run/Walk in the morning.
 


Children’s activities will include a petting zoo, face painting, free snow cones, jump house village, magic show, Bertha Bubbles booth, Balloon art, hands-on pottery and more. 
 


Live local bands will play in the Audubon Museum Garden throughout the day.
 

10 a.m.: Open Mic 

11 a.m.: Jeanne Marie/Brad Parrott

12 p.m.: Fields of Home
1 p.m.: Kings Highway

2 p.m.: Clabber Boys 

3 p.m.: Fields of Home 

4 p.m.: Clabber Boys 

5 p.m.: Keith Vincent 

6 p.m: Kings Highway

7 p.m.: Keith Vincent 
 


For more information, please call the park at (270) 826-2247 or visit www.friendsofaudubon.org

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tour Homes & Taste Foods at Annual Kitchen Tour

OVAL Annual Kitchen Tour 2011
April 30, 2011 • 10am-3pm

Five Henderson kitchens will be showcased with a chef in each kitchen 
preparing a food sampling. Fun activities are planned in each home.

McBride Home by Diane Ubelhor-Wunderlich

Kitchen Tour Guest Chefs


Wilson Home - Barbara Napier

McBride Home - David Hatchett

Utley Home - Marsha Royster

Davenport Home - Karen Hill

Heppner Home - Wes Owens



Sarah Culbreth, ceramic artist and owner of Tater Knob Pottery,
 will be showing and selling her unique pottery in the Wilson home.
Barbara Napier, author of Snug Hollow Farm Cookbook “Hot Food & Warm Memories”,
will be the featured chef for the 2011 OVAL Kitchen Tour.

Tickets are $25 and will go on sale April 13 at Matt's News, Maxine's Café & Bakery, Evansville and at OVAL Gallery at RiverBend during gallery hours.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Celebrate 150th Anniversay of Civil War With Historic Reading by Author Ray Mulesky

This month marks the 150th anniversary of the first shots fired in the Civil War. The Depot Community Room will begin its commemmoration of this turbulent time in history on Thursday, April 7, at 6 p.m. Author Ray Mulesky will tell us the epic story of how a Henderson Confederate boldly captured Newburgh, Ind.. It was the first town north of the Mason-Dixon line to fall into Confederate hands, and had ramifications for Henderson and western Kentucky as well as southern Indiana.

Mulesky's books, including Thunder From a Clear Sky books will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.

The Depot Community Room is located at 101 N. Water St. in Henderson, Ky. We are funded by the City of Henderson through the Henderson Tourist Commission. The Depot Community Room works closely with the Henderson Historical and Genealogical Society to provide high-quality exhibits and events relating to Henderson's history.

This post originally appeared on The Depot Community Room blog March 31. Published with permission.