Headed by directors Diane Earle of the Owensboro Symphony Chorus, Julie White of the Kentucky Youth chorale, and conductor Tom Stites of the Owensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Holiday Pops concert reverberates the center’s walls with the help of a full-audience sing-along. $10.50-$40.
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With a sold-out record the past three years, the Owensboro Dance Theatre’s rendition of The Nutcracker should be another solid turnout. The unique version of Tchaikovsky’s classic tale wows with elaborate new theatrical sets, special effect lighting, new costumes, and glistening snowflakes. 9:15 and 11:30 a.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday. $13.25 - $28.50.
Legion Park, Byers Avenue and J.R. Miller Boulevard, Owensboro, Ky
Lined with giant elves, toys, figures, and Santa in his sleigh, this half-mile walking path in Owensboro exudes holiday spirit. For more than a month, walkers, runners, skaters, and riders can forget about the cold and be warmed with lights and Christmas décor. Free.
For the 23rd annual Downtown Holiday Parade, Downtown streets fill with thousands of spectators to watch floats, marching bands, clowns, dancing troupes and more. Santa's workshop: noon-3pm ; parade: 3:15-5:30 PM.
Some of the trendiest wedding necessities including photographers, cakes, invitations, dresses, DJs, and tuxex are coming to town. This annual even donates all proceeds to benefit Holly's House, an organization providing services to victims of intimate crimes.
After recently acquiring their first ever IceMen Radio Network, the Evansville Icemen, a professional hockey team, is ready for the new season. Also new is their home ice at the Ford Center. The new venue will hold 9,400 hockey fans as well as two new locker rooms designed specifically for hockey teams, from the skate-resistant floors to the wide lockers. $14 and up.
John James Audubon State Park, 3100 U.S. Highway 41 N., Henderson, Ky.
Back by popular demand is this art series for adults and students ages 14 and up. November begins a three-week course with “Intermediate Watercolors” instructed by Lynn Buckman. Upon required pre-registration, a supply list will be given. The series of visual art classes will reassemble in February 2012 with “The Art of Color Pencils” instructed by Jim List. $45 per each three-week series or $20 per class. 9:30-noon. (November 5, 12, 19)