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)
Vanderburgh Humane Society 400 Millner Industrial Drive (2 blocks west of Bosse Field near Garvin Park at the corner of Read & Morgan)
This will be the 26th year for the Vanderburgh Humane Society's Pet Pictures with Santa - the original and still the best! You don't want to miss a tri-state Christmas tradition! Bring your pet to meet the jolly fellow and have a wonderful picture to send to all of your friends and family this holiday season. This is the perfect opportunity to create that family Christmas card - kids and adults are welcome in the photo, too!
Friday, November 4th from Noon-7PM Saturday, November 5th from 10AM-5PM Sunday, November 6th from Noon-4PM
For your $25 donation, you will receive four 4x6 holiday prints of your pet(s) - two prints of each pose.
Vanderburgh 4-H Center, 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road
One hundred and fifty dealers. Six buildings. An outside venue. There is much to see at the carnival and market. Friday, 3-6 p.m. $15/person. Saturday, 7-9 a.m. $5/person. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $2/person.
Owensboro Towne Square Mall, 5000 Frederica St, Owensboro, Ky
Verite Cinema is putting on a day long film festival giving local and regional filmmakers the opportunity to get their names and talent known. But the talent doesn’t stop at filmmaking: Nathan Morris, an Owensboro musician, will performing a live, free concert. All donations garnered from the screenings will be given to New Beginnings, a local charity organization, meaning all monetary donations go directly back into the Owensboro community. Nathan Morris will perform a live concert at this years festival. The concert is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated. Free, $2 donation to view movie.
It's all about the food. From deep-fried Oreos to chocolate-covered bacon, the smorgasboard of unhealthy eats — plus a few healthy ones — is like a national holiday for Evansvillians. Long live the deep fryer. The festival will also provide live music, carnival rides, parades, and contests. Free.