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Datebook: August 8 – Mont Blanc climbed 225 years ago

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Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps, Western Europe and the European Union. It rises 15,782 feet above sea level and is ranked 11th in the world in topographic prominence. The first recorded ascent of Mont Blanc was on August 8, 1786, by Jacques Balmat and the doctor Michel Paccard. This climb, initiated by Horace-Bénédict de Saussure, who gave a reward for the successful ascent, traditionally marks the start of modern mountaineering.

It’s Monday, August 8.

Murray Preschool/Head Start and Early Head Start programs register students Thursday from 8 to 3, first floor, Alexander Hall, North 16th Street, Murray State campus. Preschool/Head Start serves eligible three and four year olds. Early Head Start serves eligible pregnant women,infants and toddlers to age three. For more information call 270-809-3262.

The Pennyroyal Area Museum has a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for the Charles Jackson Circus Museum Thursday at 2 p.m. The Museum is at 314 East 9th Street in Hopkinsville as an extension of the Pennyroyal which is open Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Paducah’s 48 Hour Film Project starts when participating teams gather at 6 p.m. Friday at Maiden Alley Cinema to receive required elements, like genre and character, to work into a film which must be submitted by 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Paducah is one of 87 cities world wide competing in this year’s 48 Hour Film Project.

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