Department of Parks
Pennyrile Forest Hosting Rook and Oil Painting Weekends In January
DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. – Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park will be hosting two special events during January – one for Rook players and another for artists.
The round-robin Rook tournament is Jan. 7-9 and begins at 7 p.m. Friday night and runs through Saturday evening. House rules will apply. The registration fee is $25 per team and a new deck of Rook cards. The early bird registration fee is $20 per team and a new deck of Rook cards due one week prior to the event.
The park is offering a special lodging discount of two night’s for the price of one for all registered participants. Prizes will be given to the top three finishing teams. This tournament is open to any team that loves to play Rook. The Rook is played as a wild card that can trump all trumps and can be played at anytime during a game.
The park’s Oil Painting Weekend will be Jan. 21-23. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to paint, this is the weekend event for you!
Learn the wet-on-wet method of oil painting by creating your very own 16x20 landscape painting. The fees are as follows: $65 for one painting class or $120 for two painting classes and the Friday night program. This year’s class is being taught by Bonita Mallory.
The classes will be painting scenes from Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park using the Bob Ross method. Classes last approximately six hours, beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Two different paintings will be painted during the weekend, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. There is a maximum of 20 participants per class, so signup early. Participants must pay 50 percent of the cost to guarantee their spot will be held. A 10 percent lodging discount will be offered to participants.
For more information contact Naturalist Rebecca Clark at 1-800-325-1711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, Clifty Creek Restaurant, golf, mini-golf, gift shop, fishing and hiking trails. The resort is 20 miles northwest of Hopkinsville, on KY 109 N. From the Western Kentucky Parkway, exit at Dawson Springs and take KY 109 south.