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Things to do This Weekend in and Around Owensboro

Check out some events going on tonight and this weekend around the Tri-State!
  • PRIDE Day (Public Responsibility in Designing Our Environment) is Saturday at Legion’s Park. If you’d like to volunteer to do various cleanup projects around the city be there at 8:30 for donuts and coffee. Pizza at noon after the event. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Some will be assigned to plant flowers and landscaping.
  • Saturday is the Veterans Day parade at 2pm. Units will form at Clay st and 2nd and proceed on W 2nd Street to St. Elizabeth St. then North on St. Elizabeth St. to Veterans blvd to in front of the McConnell Plaza and disperse to the west. After the parade and ceremony, you are invited to share hospitality at the local veterans post homes.

  • Wesselman Nature Society will be hosting TREEmendous Tree Tours to showcase the champion trees of Vanderburgh County, on Saturday, November 5. The tours will include bus tours throughout Vanderburgh County, and walking tours and activities at the Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve and Nature Center.
  • Bus tours throughout Vanderburgh County will introduce you to a wealth of significantly large trees that call this area home. Of the 98 champion trees in the county, 32 are state champions and 5 are national champions. The west side tour from 8a.m.-11a.m., will showcase significant trees in a more rural setting, including the National Champion Redbud, the World Peace Tree, and champions in Oak Hill Cemetery and Burdette Park. The east side tour from 1p.m.-4p.m. will highlight the National Champion Catalpa (largest of all our champion trees), Princess trees, the Founding Tree, the WWI Douglas Viele Tree, and the Freedom Tree. Bus tour participants may also enjoy a lunch, included with a bus tour ticket, from 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. in the Wesselman Woods Nature CenterWalking tours to showcase the champion trees located within Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve will be provided by knowledgeable tree specialists from 10-11 a.m. & 12-1 p.m. Other activities will be offered at the Nature Center, including a slideshow of other significant trees of Vanderburgh County and how they came to be nominated from 11:15 – 11:45 a.m., and family-friendly hands-on tree activities from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Walking tours and Nature Center activities are free to the public, and do not require pre-registration.
  • To learn more about our champion trees, visit the Big Tree Register at or call 436-5752 to obtain a booklet. The Treemendous Tree Tours are brought to you by the Wesselman Nature Society, in partnership with the City of Evansville’s Department of Urban Forestry. The bus tours are generously sponsored by American Eagle Tree Service.
  • The Downtown Henderson Project announces the 3rd Annual Art Hop Gallery Show & Sale Friday, November 4, 2011 in Downtown Henderson from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.
  • This unique and wildly popular event is the perfect evening out as Tri-State artist display their wonderful original works of art for the community to view as well as purchase. We have 49 artist that will be found in eleven different locations in downtown Henderson.
  • 1. Chris Thomas Studio – 308 First Street – Barbara Borries, E.E. Elliott, Jeffrey Brennan Haskett, Janet Hayden, Carolyn Helm, John Israel, Chris Thomas & J. Sue Wassmer
  • 2. Bach, Hamilton & Armstrong – 110 N. Main Street – Joanne Massey, Nancy Peters, H. John Smith & Diane Ubelhor-Wunderlich
  • 3. Image One Studio – 6 Painted Ladies – 114 N. Main Street – Sandy Barry, Iris Gentry, Cathe Hedgespeth, Marka Kroeger, Jan Frazier & Susie Rideout
  • 4. Balfour Rings & Things – 121 N. Main Street – Melissa Erwin & Gary Hobdy
  • 5. Morton Law – 126 N. Main Street – Laine Benthall, Julie Byczynski, Stephen Chandler, Leeza Dukes & Jamie Rasure
  • 6. King, Deep & Branaman – 127 N. Main Street – Shelia Clark, Katie Lowing & Joe Overby
  • 7. Planter’s Coffeehouse – 130 N. Main Street – Emily Mabee & Betty Smithhart
  • 8. Soaper Building – 141 N. Main Street – Leslie Chapman, Rupert Condict, Jan Embry, Sue Freudenberg, Alan Hedgespeth, Beth Schmitt, Landis Thompson, Frosty Worcester & Bob Zasadny
  • 9. Riverbend Gallery – 7 @ 2nd – Second St. – Ginger Adams, Elizabeth Davis, Janice Greene, Jule McClellan, Gregory Powell, Cynthia Watson & Diane Wham
  • 10. 223 1/2 Second Street – Jonathan Hittner
  • 11. 213 N. Main Street – Aaron Kizer & Stewart Photography
  • At the Joe Ford Nature Center Saturday is a “Slinky, Slithering Creatures” kinda program. For kids ages 8-12 the free program will feature Joy Carpenter. Call 926-8215.
  • “A Thousand Clowns” will be performed in Hartford by the Courthouse Players. 7:30 tonight and Saturday, 2:30 Sunday at 301 S. Main Stree. Call 298-4862. It’s on next weekend, too.
  • Philpot’s Fairgrounds is the location of the Daviess County Lion’s Club sausage sale at 11am. Two lbs. for $6.00.
  • Tomorrow is Cowboys for Kids benefit at Breckenridge Co. Fairgrounds in Hardinsburg Admission $1.00 in Merchants Building Corn Holetournaments, games, face painting, funnel cakes, silent auction, horse-pony/cart/wagon rides, gator~kabota~train rides
  • Bob and Tom Comedy Tour is tonight at the Victory Theater, 812.435.5770 for tickets. Or, you can click here.
  • Today Morgantown Mission is celebrating its 20th year of operation with an all day sale in the thrift store to thank all the people for their help and support. Refreshments will be served.

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