Friday, April 27, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
As part of one of the largest free music festivals in the country, Handy events are all offered free of admission. For more details visit www.handyblues.org or call 1-800-648-3128.
About the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival:
Now in its 22nd year, the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival began in 1991 and has become one of the largest free music festivals in the nation, drawing over 30,000 attendants from almost every state and many countries. The festival was recently recognized by the Kentucky Main Street Program as the number one outdoor festival in Kentucky and was voted "One of the Top Ten Festivals" in the Commonwealth by the Kentucky Tourist Industry, as well as being recognized as a “Top 20 Event” by the Southeast Tourism Society for in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The event is a celebration of the life and legacy of Henderson resident and "Father of the Blues," William Christopher Handy. For complete festival information, go to www.handyblues.org.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The third annual Audubon Woods Run will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Audubon State Park in Henderson. As in past years, a portion of the challenging 5K run/walk will follow wilderness trails at the park. The 2012 event will also have a Kentucky Derby theme – “Off to the Races” – and include a Derby hat competition.
Runners, walkers and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to enter. The race route will take participants into the far reaches of the park along Warbler Road to Back Country Trail, past Wilderness Lake to Coffee Tree Trail and back to start/finish line near the park’s Tea House. There will be two water stations on the route as well as free fruit and water available at the end of the race. Trophies will be given in several age groups and both trophies and prizes will be awarded to the top overall finishers.
The registration fee is $20 before May 1, 2012 and $25 thereafter. Participants can register online at www.raceit.com/Register/?event or by contacting the Chamber at (270) 826-9531 or Race Director Aleisha Sheridan at (270) 831-8780. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Henderson-Henderson County Chamber of Commerce’s Community Foundation for Excellence, which supports local education initiatives, including the Imagination Library program.
Information provided by Danielle Crafton