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Datebook: May 24 – Bob Dylan turns 70

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Bob Dylan was born on May 25, 1941. A major figure in music for five decades, most of his celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when he achieved an informal, figurehead status for chronicling social unrest. His earlier songs “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin” became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements. NPR says happy birthday to Bob Dylan on Talk of the Nation today. Here’s the link.

Here’s Datebook for Tuesday, May 24

Memorial Day weekend brings River Days to LBL’s Woodlands Nature Station. All day Saturday Smokey Bear is there along with CSI: Critter Scene Investi”gators” Scavenger Hunt. At 11 a.m. learn about the King of the Fisherman: The Bald Eagle. From 1 to 3 there’s Crazy Quacker Kids’ Craft. The Alligator Snapper stars at 3:30 and there’s a Sunset Canoe Trip at 6. Get details at lbl.org.

Tomorrow the Tri-County Elder Abuse Chapter meets at noon and the Pennyrile Elder Abuse Board of Directors meets at 1 p.m. Both meet at the Pennyrile Area Development District Office, 300 Hammond Drive, Hopkinsville.

Summer Art Workshops start next week at the Murray Art Guild, 500 North 4th Street. The first one opening is Messy Fridays for preschoolers with adults which meets 9 to 10 a.m. Fridays June 3 through July 29. See murrayartguild.org for other workshop information.

Read about WKMS News winning Kentucky Associated Press awards of excellence wkms.org. Thanks for making this possible!

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