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John James Audubon State Park June and July Events

Henderson Event 300HENDERSON, Ky. (6/11/14) — The following events are schedule for the month of June and July 2014.

Thursday, June 12

6 p.m. Fishing Fun - Join us for a fun evening of fishing on Recreation Lake. All you need to bring is a smile and a little bit of luck. Where? Recreation Lake boat dock. How Long? 1 ½ hours. Who? All, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 16 and older must have a valid Kentucky fishing license to fish.

Friday, June 13

4 p.m. Snakes Alive! – There is no need to improve on Mother Nature when you paint your very own articulated snake. The beautiful snakes of Kentucky range from black to white, and from red to green. Which one will you take home? Where? Campground Shelter. How Long? 45 minutes. Who? All. Fee: $1.00 per snake

Saturday, June 14

7:30-10:30 a.m. Fishing Derby -Sign up by 7:15 am at Recreation Lake Boat Dock. Fishing Derby open to children ages 5-16. Three age-specific division groups. Prizes will be given for the biggest fish, smallest fish, and most numerous caught. Test your fishing prowess and compete for prizes. Fishing experts from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife will be on-hand to teach fishing techniques.

12 p.m. Wind Spinners – Eye-catching and colorful wind spinners will brighten up any outdoor area, especially around your campsite. They are fun to make and fun to watch. What more could we ask for? Where? Campground Shelter. How Long? 45 minutes. Who? All

2:30 p.m. Picture Frame Painting – This 4x6 picture frame will be ‘picture perfect’ when you finish decorating it with paint, feathers, sequins, or anything else we have on our supplies shelf. Keep it for yourself or give it to someone you care about. We provide the frames and supplies; you provide the creativity and picture. Where? Campground Shelter How Long? 1 hour Who? 6 and up. How Much? $1.00 per picture frame.

5 p.m. Nature Jeopardy - Presented by John Tierney, Nature Jeopardy is a competitive, participation program testing your knowledge of various topics. What do you know about bugs, snakes, birds, and flowers? Those are some of the categories. Everyone can compete, and prizes will be awarded.
Staff Contact: Julie McDonald at (270) 826-2247 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Cost: FREE

Sunday, June 15 Forget your fishing equipment?
Borrow ours. The Boat Dock has fishing poles to loan and bait to purchase.

June and July Calendar of Events

Art in The WILD! Summer Camp
June 9-12 (ages 6-8) June 16-19 (ages 9-12) 9:00-3:00
Students ages 6-8 and 9-12 are invited to the 4-day camp, “THE ART OF THE WILD”. Come to John James Audubon State Park for a wide variety of summer fun at its best. Art in the WILD will be a day to day adventure, as we unearth new discoveries in art and nature. After we have learned a little about our local creatures, we will be sketching in the outdoors and in the studio. A variety of mediums will be used throughout the week. The last day we'll have pizza, fishing, games and more. We will finish the camp off with a grand artist reception for you and family. Some hiking and outdoor drawing will be done.
The fee includes all materials, snacks, and a t-shirt. Students must wear tennis shoes each day and bring a sack lunch and drink the first 3 days of the camp. Day 4, lunch is FREE. Check in: 8:45
The Art of the WILD! Ages 6-8 June 9-12 (M-Th) 9:00-3:00 $50.00
The Art of the WILD! Ages 9-12 June 16-19 (M-Th) 9:00-3:00 $50.00
Pre-registration is required, class size limited to 20.
Staff Contact: Kim McGrew-Liggett, (270) 827-1893 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Audubon State Park Kids Fishing Derby
Saturday, June 14 7:30-10:30 a.m.
Sign up at Audubon State Park Boat Dock
Fishing Derby open to children ages 5-16. Three age-specific division groups will offer prizes for the biggest fish, smallest fish, and most numerous caught. Test your fishing prowess and compete for prizes. Fishing experts from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife will be on-hand to teach fishing techniques.
Staff Contact: Julie McDonald at (270) 826-2247 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Cost: Free

Nature Jeopardy
Presented by John Tierney
Saturday, June 14 5 p.m.
Audubon Campground Shelter
Nature Jeopardy is a competitive, participation program testing your knowledge of various topics. What do you know about bugs, snakes, birds, and flowers? Those are some of the categories. Everyone can compete, and prizes will be awarded.
Staff Contact: Julie McDonald at (270) 826-2247 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Cost: FREE

Advanced Studio Art for Kids ages 9-13
4-day camp (Tues-Fri.)
June 24-27 $38.00 9:00-11:00
ART, ART, ART! This class is geared for the serious artist who loves to be creative and work in all art mediums. Participating students must have previous art experience. Don’t miss the fun in this 4-day explosion of color. Pre-registration is required, class size limited to 15.
For registration contact:
Kim McGrew-Liggett, (270) 827-1893 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

July 2014

“Shutterbug” Photography Exhibit
Exhibit dates: July -August Audubon Museum Open daily 10:00-5:00
The Audubon Museum and Friends of Audubon presents the annual “Shutterbug” juried photography exhibition. color film, black & white and digital nature works by regional and local photographers. Photos must not be older than 2 years and not shown before at Audubon. The Artists reception and Awards will be June from 6:00-7:00 and is open to the public. Awards will be given for Best of Show; First, Second and Third Place. The show is juried and is sponsored by the Audubon Friends of Audubon.
Staff Contact: Kim McGrew-Liggett, Museum (270) 827-1893

Weekly Campground and Park Programs
Friday, May 23 – Monday, Sept. 1 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 April 28 – Labor Day, Sept. 1 5 p.m. (sign up by 4:30 pm) Audubon Golf Course
Two person scramble. Teams need a combined handicap of at least 18. Sign up by calling the Audubon Pro Shop for this 9-hole scramble.
Staff Contact: Audubon Golf Store Pro Shop at (270) 826-5546
Cost: $20 entry fee includes regular greens fees, cart and prize fee.

Firedome’s Friday Senior Scramble
Fridays from April – end of September 9 a.m. (Sign up by 8:30 am) Audubon Golf Course
This 18-hole scramble is open to all seniors (55 and over) and does not feature handicaps.
Staff Contact: Audubon Pro Shop at (270) 826-5546
Cost: $28.50 includes cart, registration, and prize fee.

J Buck’s Wednesday Night Scramble
Wednesdays May 7 through end of September 5:30 pm (sign up by 5pm) Audubon Golf Course
“A” Players will draw for teams. This 9-hole scramble is open to all golfers with women and seniors hitting from designated tees. Sign up at the Audubon Pro Shop for this scramble.
Staff Contact: Audubon Pro Shop at (270) 826-5546
Cost: $20. Includes cart, registration, green fees, putt off and prize fee.

Hands On Clay
Saturday, July 5 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Program Fee: Free

“Princess at the Castle” ages 6-8
July 8, 9 & 10(Tues.-Thurs.) JJA Museum Time: 9:30-12:00
Bring your little princess to enjoy 3 days of visual arts, crafts and fun at the JJA Museum. As she wears her Tiara proudly, she will enjoy the wonders of art, investigate nature and learn the love story of John James Audubon and his princess Lucy. The last day will conclude with a princess tea.
Staff Contact: Kim McGrew-Liggett Audubon Museum (270) 827-1893 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Fee: $15.00

“Puppets and Story Telling” with Mary Jo Huff
Friday, July 11 9:00-10:30
Tiny Tot’s ages 3-6, along with an adult, will have a blast creating their own puppet to take home. Mary Jo and Miss Kim are teaming up again for an FUN day of puppets and storytelling. Fee: $11.00
Staff Contact: Kim McGrew-Liggett Audubon Museum (270) 827-1893 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Glitter, Glam & Jam ages 8-12
July 15-17 (Tues-Thurs) 9:00-12:00
“Girls Just Wanna’ have Fun”! Jam it up in a 3-day camp with ARTS, MUSIC & GLAMOUR. Girls will Jam learning a short Dance routine with a dance couch; Glam it up with special effects of glitter make up for the routine finale and get even more creative making jewelry. Class Limit of 15, so don’t wait to sign up.
Fee: $35.00

Audubon Junior Forensics Science Camp
Awarded 2013 “Outstanding Program” by Kentucky Recreation and Parks Society
Session 1: Monday-Friday July 21-July 25 Ages 10-15
Session 2: Monday-Friday July 28-August 1 Ages 10-15
10am-3pm Audubon Museum
Ages 10-15 Camp size 15 students. Pre-registration required. Payment due by July 5, 2013.
Applications and waivers are due at time of payment. These are available at the John James Audubon Museum.
Campers become forensic scientists as they work through a non-gruesome crime scene to collect, examine, evaluate, and interpret physical evidence found at the scene including hair, fiber, fingerprints, and DNA. This camp is designed to provide a basic foundation in the application of Forensic Science, the study and application of science to the processes of law. What a better way to end summer and start off the new school year than to join us for a week of forensic learning and fun!
Staff Contact: Julie McDonald (270) 826-2247 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Camp fee: $65.00 Camp fee covers T-shirt, camp supplies, and a daily snack.

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