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Datebook: February 18 – 1st air mail delivered 100 years ago

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It’s Friday, February 18.

Murray State’s William “Bill” Cherry Agricultural Exposition Center hosts its biannual Bull Blowout tonight and tomorrow night at 8.  See bull riding and barrel racing.  At 7:30 children 10 and under are involved in the calf scramble and there’s mutton busting for ages 6 and under.  Tickets are $12 at the door.

It’s Save the Massac movie night tomorrow at 7 at the Metropolis Community Center at 900 West 10th Street.  See Jim Carrey in “The Majestic”.  Admission is $3.  Concessions available. Proceeds benefit efforts to restore the landmark 1938 Art Deco era Massac Theater which is on made Landmark Illinois’ annual “Ten Most Endangered Historic Places” list.

The McCracken County Public Library offers a special program for 10 to 17 year olds Monday at 1 p.m.  The Moon:  It’s Not Made of Cheese, includes a hands-on experiment demonstrating the moon’s layers.  Attendees receive free moon pies during the 45 minute free program.  The Library’s at 555 Washington Street in Paducah.

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