Department of Parks
Pennyrile to Offer Rook Tournament and Painting Classes on January Weekends
DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. – Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park wants to liven up your winter weekends with a rook tournament on Jan. 9-11, 2009 and a landscape oil painting weekend Jan. 23-25, 2009.
The round robin rook tournament begins the night of Friday Jan. 9 and runs through Saturday night Jan. 10. Early bird registration on or before Jan. 2 is $20 per team plus a new deck of rook cards. Regular registration costs $25 per team plus a new deck of rook cards.
Play begins at 7 p.m. Friday, and the park will offer a special lodging discount of two nights for the price of one during the tournament. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishing teams.
Landscape oil painting weekend Jan. 23-25 will feature instruction by Walter Kunkle, who trained under noted painting teacher Bob Ross. He will demonstrate his talents Friday evening and then instruct classes on Saturday and Sunday. Participants will learn the wet on wet method of oil painting by creating their own 16 inch by 20 inch landscape.
Fees are $65 for one painting class and the Friday night program or $120 for two painting classes and Friday night. The classes have a maximum enrollment of 15 per class, so you should sign up early. Ask about a lodging discount when registering.
For more information, contact Rebecca Clark at 1-800-325-1711 or (270) 797-3421.
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is 20 miles northwest of Hopkinsville, on KY 109 N. From the Western Kentucky Parkway, exit at Dawson Springs and take KY 109 south.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million