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Datebook: December 16 – New Madrid Quakes 200 Years Ago

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The first two in a series of four severe earthquakes occured on December 16, 1811 in the vicinity of New Madrid, Missouri. These four so-called ‘mega-quakes’ are believed to be an ongoing cataclysmic danger that could reprise the 1811-12 series of 2,000 quakes that affected the lands of what would be eight of today’s heartland states of the United States. These earthquakes remain the most powerful earthquakes to hit the eastern United States in recorded history, more than eight times the size of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Despite its magnitude (right around 7), it caused only slight damage to man-made structures, mainly because of the sparse population in the epicentral area. Residents as far away as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Norfolk, Virginia, reported being awakened by intense shaking. Church bells were reported to ring as far as Boston, Massachusetts and (what is now) Toronto, and sidewalks were reported to have been cracked and broken in Washington, D.C.. William Clark (of Lewis & Clark), then governor of the Louisiana Territory, asked for federal relief from the U.S. Government – one of the first requests for federal disaster relief in the country.

It’s Friday, December 16th

Tomorrow brings a program about making Origami ornaments for the holiday at the McCracken County Public Library. It’s from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Library at 555 Washington Street in Paducah. Lea Wentworth teaches folding paper into ornaments, gifts, or cards.

The annual Audobon Christmas Bird Count through the Nature Station at LBL is tomorrow from 6 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.. Call 270-924-2299 to register. Bring binoculars, field guides and lunch. Birders will reconvene for lunch at the Nature Station to review the count. Dress for the weather. Less experienced birders are welcome. The fee is $5 per person. Birders are involved in this count nationwide.

The Festival of Trees continues at the Janice Mason Art Museum, 71 Main Street in Cadiz. Clubs, individuals and civic organizations have decorated unique trees and the Museum shop offers gift shopping. The Museum is open 10 to 4 Tuesday through Saturday.

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Datebook: June 23 – Antarctic Treaty goes into effect, 50 years ago

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The Antarctic Treaty System went into effect June 23, 1961. The treaty and related agreements, eventually signed by 47 countries, set aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve, establishes freedom of scientific investigation and bans military activity on that continent. The treaty was the first arms control agreement established during the Cold War. The main objective of the ATS is to ensure in the interests of all humankind that Antarctica shall continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes and shall not become the scene or object of international discord… and the penguins are forever grateful.

It’s Thursday, June 23

A new exhibit of works by the Trigg County Quilters Guild will be on display at the Janice Mason Art Museum in Cadiz starting tomorrow.  There’s an opening reception from 6 to 8 tomorrow night.  The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 to 4 and on Sundays from 1 to 4.

Land Between the Lakes is participating in a nationwide food drive this summer.  Collection boxes are available at campgrounds, facilities, and administrative offices.  All of the donations will go to local food banks.  Needed items include canned fruit, juice, multigrain cereal, snacks, canned vegetables, and soups.  More information is available at

The Upper Town Heritage Foundation in Paducah hosts a lecture on Saturday in honor of Black Music Month.  Keynote speaker Dr. Tammy Turner will discuss the history of the blues, and the presentation will include early recordings of blues singers.  The event starts at 5p.m. at the Hotel Metropolitan in Paducah.

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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 for details and enjoy!

Datebook: April 29 – Arbor Day

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Today is National Arbor Day, celebrated on the last Friday of April. On the first Arbor Day, April 10, 1872, an estimated one million trees were planted. Plant a tree, color your world! Read more about The Arbor Day Foundation.

Here’s Datebook for Friday, April 29.

The Humane Society of Marshall County’s annual Walmart Adoption Day is 10 to 2 tomorrow. Microchipping and engraved pet ID tags available as well.

Tomorrow’s the deadline to register for Columbus-Belmont State Park’s Summer Writing Workshop 1 to 9 p.m.May 21 for third graders through adult writers.

Main Street Golconda’s Quilt Show and Luncheon opens tomorrow at 10 at the Golden Circle Senior Citizen’s Center. Lunch is at Noon. Tickets are $12.

Tonight at 6 a reception opens the Biannual Juried show at the Janice Mason Art Museum, Main Street Cadiz.

Paducah’s Lowertown Home and Gallery Tour is 6 to 9 tonight and 2 to 5 p.m. tomorrow. Tickets are $10 at the Texaco Station at North 7th and Madison.

LBL’s Quilt Show is 10 to 4 today and tomorrow, 11 to 4 Sunday at the Homeplace, featuring heirloom quilts.

Marion-Crittenden County’s Backroads Festival features its Amish Community, free ferry rides, quilt shows, and craft booths today and tomorrow.

See details at Happy weekend.

Datebook: March 18 – Smiley Burnette’s 100th Birthday

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It’s Friday, March 18.

Tomorrow the Paducah Symphony Orchestra performs a concert at First Baptist Church at 2890 Broadway with the pre-concert chat at 7 and music at 7:30.  The program includes Bizet’s Symphony No. 1 and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5.  Tickets are $25 adults, $12.50 students at 270-444-0065.

Hopkinsville’s Parks Department hosts its 2nd Annual Kite Fest tomorrow at 1 p.m. at DeBow Recreational Complex.  See for details.

Lake Barkley State Resort Park near Cadiz presents a comedy dinner theatre with Bill Lepp tomorrow. Lepp is a nationally renowned storyteller and five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest.  The dinner and show are $40 a person.  Call 800-325-1708 for reservations.

Henderson’s Audubon State Park hosts a wilderness survival program for youngsters 10 to 16 tomorrow from noon to 3.  Meet the naturalist at the Audubon Museum. Pre-register at 270-826-2247 – there’s a $5 per child fee.

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Datebook: March 11 – Johnny Appleseed Day

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It’s Friday, March 11.

Janice Mason Art Museum opens a new show titled Translated Landscapes – the artwork of Brian Taylor, professor of art at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia. Taylor’s acrylic paintings cue off light, color and movement in nature. There’s a reception tonight from 6 to 8. The Museum’s on Main Street in Cadiz, open Tuesday through Saturday 10 to 4 and Sunday 1 to 4.

UK Extension Service’s Dr. Winston Dunwell and Justin Stelter, historic gardener and horticulturist for Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee present a program on beautiful gardens tomorrow from 9 to noon at the Cherry Civic Center, 2700 Park Avenue in Paducah. Admission is $18. The Purchase Area Master Gardeners Association offers gardening gear for sale.

Springville, Tennessee’s Volunteer Fire Department fundraises with a chili supper tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the Springville Community Center, 95 Boardview. The menu includes hot dogs, slaw, drink and dessert.

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Datebook: Dec. 3 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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It’s Friday, December 3.

Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. there’s a 4 Home Holiday Tour in the Novadell Area of Hopkinsville.  Each home has $12 tour tickets.

WKCTC’s Holiday Concert is at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Clemens Fine Arts Center on Campus in Paducah.

Angels Attic Thrift Store, 972 Chestnut Street in Murray has a Christmas Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow.

A 5K Reindeer Run starts at 5:45 p.m. tomorrow at the Trigg County Middle School Gym in Cadiz.

Hickman County Elementary Gym in Clinton hosts an Arts, Crafts and Book Fair tomorrow from 9 to 2.

The Yeiser Art Center in Paducah opens a Members Exhibit and Tommeall Lee’s Artist of the Month Show with a reception tonight from 5 to 7.

UT Martin previews a wild horse and burro Adoption today from 2 to 7 p.m., Adoptions tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Glema Center at Madisonville Community College stages A Tuna Christmas tonight and tomorrow night at 6:30.  $25 tickets include dinner.

Details at  Enjoy!

Datebook – October 26, 2010

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It’s Tuesday, October 26.

Tonight Murray State’s OcTUBAfest starts at 7:30 in Performing Arts Hall of Doyle Fine Arts.  Hear soloists and the 15 member tuba-euphonium ensemble performing a diverse range of works including English madrigals.  The concert is free.

The Final U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating Class of the year is set for this Saturday at the United Methodist Church, 214 Main Street in Cadiz.  It runs from 8 to 4 and costs $25.  Families are welcome.  Topics include licensing and documentation, first aid practices, navigation rules of the waters and more.  Pre-register at 270-924-0903.

Tomorrow there’s a free screening of Alabama based-Lee Fanning’s science fiction/adventure film, A Genesis Found, a touring independent feature, at 6:30 p.m. in Faculty Hall Room 208.  The story revolves around a unidentifiable skeleton found by a fictional CCC worker.

The American Red Cross collects blood Thursday from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1601 Main Street in Murray.

See for our news features on demand and more community events around the region.  Thanks for listening.

Written by Matt Markgraf

October 26, 2010 at 10:36 am

Datebook – Wednesday, October 13

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It’s Wednesday, October 13.

Hear music of the Japanese Shamisen, a traditional three stringed lute, tonight at 7:30 in Performing Arts Hall of Doyle Fine Arts Center near 15th and Olive in Murray.  The duo Yutaka Oyama and Masahiro Nitto perform classic and original scores.  The concert is free.

The Purchase Area Development District’s Family Caregiver Programs offer a workshop with Ombudsman Denise Adams about preparing for long-term care placement.  It’s tomorrow from ten to noon at the PADD office, 1002 Medical Drive in Mayfield.

The Kentucky Opry hosts the Gibson Brothers featuring Clayton Campbell on fiddle at 7:30 p.m. Friday.  The Gibson Brothers are nominees for IBMA Vocal Group of the year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Inspirational Song of the Year.  See

Janice Mason Art Museum opens a new exhibition, Kenneth Weedman Sculpture Friday with a reception starting at 6.  Weedman’s plastic sculptures full of light, color and playful shapes.  The Museum is at 71 Main Street in Cadiz.

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