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John James Audubon State Park Events


Art Studio for Kids (ages 6-9)
3-day camp (Tues, Wed & Thurs) July 12, 13 & 14
10:00-11:30
FEE: $22
ART, ART, ART! This class is geared for the serious artist who loves to be creative and work in all mediums. Don’t miss the fun in this 3-day explosion of color. Pre-registration is required, class size limited to 15. All materials are included. For registration contact: Kim McGrew-Liggett, Arts Administrator (270) 827-1893 kim.mcgrew@ky.gov


Hands On Clay
Saturday, July 16
10:00 a.m.- Noon
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: Naturalists’ Office at (270) 826-2247 jja.rec@ky.gov
Program Fee: Free


“Kentucky Unseen”: Roadside views of the Bluegrass
Photography exhibit by Linda Bruckheimer
Exhibit dates: July 10 – September 5
Artist reception: Saturday, July 9 (Meeting room)
Linda’s iconic images capture the roads less traveled of the Kentucky Commonwealth.


Mr. B’s Monday Night Golf Scramble
Every Monday night from April 25 – Labor Day, Sept. 5
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 greens fees, cart and prize fee.


Weekly Campground and Park Programs
Thursday, May 26 – 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


Metzger’s Friday Senior Scramble
Fridays through October (weather permitting)
9 a.m.
Audubon Golf Course
This 18-hole scramble is open to seniors 55 and up. Seniors 60 and up hit from senior tees. "A players" will draw for teams.
Staff Contact: Audubon Pro Shop at 270-826-5546
Cost: $28.50 includes cart, prize fund and putt-off.


Weekly Campground and Park Programs
Thursday, May 26 – 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 April 25 – Labor Day, Sept. 5
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 greens fees, cart and prize fee.


Hands On Clay
Saturday, August 13
10:00 a.m.-Noon
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: Naturalists’ Office at (270) 826-2247 jja.rec@ky.gov
Program Fee: Free


Metzger’s Friday Senior Scramble
Fridays through October (weather permitting)
9 a.m.
Audubon Golf Course
This 18-hole scramble is open to all seniors (60 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.


“Respectfully Yours” solo exhibit by Conn d. Y. McConaughy
Exhibit dates: September ~ November.
A Selective Show of pivotal, mixed media pieces completed throughout her career. The Works of Art will include Mono-prints, paintings, watercolors, recycled hangings, drawings and some 3-D pieces. Don’t miss this amazing show at the John James Audubon Museum. Staff Contact: Kim McGrew-Liggett Audubon Museum (270) 827-1893 kim.mcgrew@ky.gov

World of Reptiles
Saturday, September 3
3:00 p.m.
Audubon Campground Shelter
Award winning naturalist Scott Shupe brings his exotic reptiles from all over the world to John James Audubon Campground Shelter. Enjoy this educational and fascinating program that will delight young and old alike.
Staff Contact: Naturalists’ Office at 270-826-2247 or jja.rec@ky.gov
Cost: FREE


Monarch Butterfly Migration Mysteries
Saturdays, Sept. 10 and Saturday, Sept. 17
Two programs per day 8 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Audubon Theater
Bid a farewell to the Monarch Butterflies migrating south for the winter. We will meet at the Audubon Museum for a 45-minute introductory indoor presentation. Next, we will carpool to the Sloughs Wildlife Management Area for some outdoor Monarch tagging. The outdoor portion (2-3 hours) is weather dependent.
Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes and prepare for weedy and potentially marshy conditions. Tags and nets will be provided.
Staff Contact: Jackie Crowley 270-826-2247 or jja.@ky.gov
Cost: $5 per person, Family rate $15; FOA Members - $4 per person


“Audubon Arts & Music” National Award Winning Festival –
September 20, 21, 22
Audubon Museum will host its annual Arts and Music festival for hundreds of disabled students and adults, ages K-High School. The National Award Winning Festival brings in students from several counties such as: Henderson, Daviess, Webster, Union and Hopkins County schools. The groups are invited to four rotating Arts and Music classes throughout the day with a fun filled picnic lunch in the courtyard of the Audubon Museum. School Staff and parents are welcome to visit. For more info on the invitational festival, please contact Kim McGrew-Liggett, Audubon Museum (270) 827-1893 kim.mcgrew@ky.gov


Audubon Spring Photography Workshop
Friday-Sunday, September 16, 17, 18
Friday, 5p.m.-10p.m.; Saturday 8a.m.-10p.m.; Sunday 8a.m.-noon
Friends of Audubon and the Audubon Photography Club of Henderson invite photographers of all skill levels to this workshop. This workshop will provide in-the-field, photo instruction along with classroom sessions and image critiques, the instructors will meet the needs of each photographer, regardless of skill level or camera equipment. The focus is on helping each photographer improve his or her nature photography skills and expand creativity while providing opportunities to photograph unique and exciting outdoor adventure and nature subjects. Learn about the equipment and methods needed to take your photography to the next level. Speaker will be Bill Fortney
Sign up early as enrollment is limited to 48 participants.
Fee $99 per person. Pre-register via PayPal at www.friendsofaudubon.org or contact the Allen Mayo or the Park office at 270-826-2247.