Datebook: May 31 – Burning of Jaffna Library 30 Years Ago
The burning of the Jaffna Library, from May 31 – June 2, 1981, was an important event in the Sri Lankan civil war and was one of the most violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the 20th century. At the time of its destruction, the library was one of the biggest in Asia, containing over 97,000 different books and manuscripts. Learn more about the event from Tamil National.
It’s Tuesday, May 31
The Caring Hearts Fund of the Paris & Henry County Healthcare Foundation hosts a concert and silent auction Friday at the Paris Convention Center, 1510 East Wood. Tabitha Myrick, Mark McWherter and Jim Merrel perform as the acoustic trio Trifecta from 6 PM to midnight. Tickets are $12 at the door. The event is “bring your own beverage” and includes a silent auction. Proceeds benefit patients receiving cancer treatment.
Thursday the Murdock Farm Field Day starts at 9 a.m. at 1576 Kildeer Trail in Murray. Oregonian Nick Bowers speaks on annual ryegrass as a cover crop. National Resources Conservation service personnel will be there for questions. Contact 270-210-3429.
Tomorrow is the deadline for applications for The Senior Arts Academy, next Monday through June 17th for grades 6 through 12, at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College. Students produce Honk, Jr., a musical about a modern day ugly duckling. There’s a registration form at glemacenter.org – scholarships are available.
See more events at wkms.org. Thanks for listening.