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Datebook: April 19 – Dutch-American Friendship Day

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Dutch-American Friendship Day remembers the day in 1782 when John Adams was recognized as Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States by The Hague.  The Hague then became the first American Embassy in the world. The guy on the right is Sinterklass (Dutch Santa Claus). Click here to read more about the special day.

It’s Tuesday, April 19.

The Murray State Symphonic Band and Brass ensembles present a free concert Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. Enjoy a variety of music including Rossini’s William Tell Overture, and works for horn quartet, trumpet ensemble, and Slide Advantage trombone ensemble.

Hickman County Library, 209 Mayfield Road in Clinton, is the site for a Kentucky Writers Day gathering Thursday at 4:00 p.m., honoring three writers. Supreme Court Judge Bill Cunningham is being named West Kentucky’s Best Writer of the Decade. Dorothy Nell Harper is being honored as the Jackson Purchase’s Poet Laureate. John Kelly Ross is receiving the Hickman County Historian Award.

Paducah-based Bawn in the Mash features the release of its 4th studio album with a free show Friday from 2:30 to 4 in Lovett Auditorium at Murray State in conjunction with Earth Day activities. Ben Nichols of Lucero and his Solo Acoustic Motorcycle Tour follow with a concert at 8 p.m. in Lovett, with Jackson Purchase opening the show, admission $15.

wkms.org is a treasure full of sound. Enjoy and thanks for making it possible.

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  1. Excuse me, I need to go hug a Dutch person.

    Angie Hatton

    April 19, 2011 at 10:31 am


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