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Datebook: Friday, June 3 – Confederate Memorial Day in KY and TN

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Confederate Memorial Day is an official holiday and/or observance day in parts of the U.S. South as a day to honor those who died fighting for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Nine states officially observe Confederate Memorial Day, including Tennessee. While not officially celebrated in Kentucky, it is also the birthday of Kentucky native, Jefferson Davis. While many of the reasons for the war are rightfully maligned in today’s society, the notions of individual and states rights still permeate our national dialogue.  Remember today the lives that were lost, the families displaced and the immense struggle our young nation went through to obtain the freedoms we now collectively enjoy.

It’s Friday, June 3

Sunday from 2 to 4 – Murray State’s Clara M. Eagle Galleries opens two exhibitions with a reception. See works from the permanent collection and collaborative works by members of the Murray Art Guild and local students with disabilities. The Gallery’s on the 6th floor of Price Doyle Fine Arts, open Monday through Friday 9 to 4.

The Mary Hall Ruddiman Canine Shelter in Marion, Kentucky benefits from a Garden Tour and Luncheon tomorrow. It’s at the Masonic Lodge, 206 Sturgis Road in Marion from 11 to 2. Tickets are $10 and serve as maps for the 6 home gardens on the tour.

Tomorrow the Kentucky Lake Bass Club hosts a Special Populations Fishing Tournament at Honker Lake off Road 135 in LBL. Gather at 8:30, fishing is from 9 to Noon for children and adults who are physically and/or mentally challenged.

The Little River Big Art festival in Cadiz and the Pennington Folk Festival in Princeton are underway through the weekend. See wkms.org for details and enjoy!

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