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Datebook: October 18 – Moby Dick Published 160 Years Ago

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Moby Dick is widely considered to be one of the first Great American Novels and a treasure of world literature. It was written by Herman Melville and published on October 18, 1951 by Richard Bentley in London (and later by Harper and Brothers in New York). The story tells the adventure of a wandering sailor named Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that on this voyage Ahab has one purpose, to seek out the ferocious, enigmatic white whale: Moby Dick. The book is regarded (and infamous) for its stylized language, symbolism, metaphors, complex themes and meandering tangential storyline. The book was largely ignored when it was first published, and was first of several “literary failures” by Melville (see his other fantastic novels Pierre and The Confidence Man). It wasn’t until nearly 50 years after his death that the book resurfaced and eventually gained the reputation of a masterpiece.

Why read Moby Dick? See NPR’s feature.

It’s Tuesday, October 18

The Christian County Grandparent Support Group meets tomorrow at the Pennyrile Area Development District Office starting at 10 a.m. The office is at 300 Hammond Drive in Hopkinsville.

Western Baptist Hospital has its 5th Annual Addiction and Compulsive Behaviors Symposium for healthcare professionals Saturday from 8 to 3:45. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. at the Heart Center Auditorium, 2501 Kentucky Avenue in Paducah. Register by Thursday at There’s a $30 activity fee and some education credits available.

The youth of Murray’s First United Methodist Church have a Harvest Hootenanny tomorrow in the church gym at 503 Maple Street. A chili competition and meal start at 5. From 6 to 8 there’s a petting zoo, pony rides, a costume parade, carnival games and a trick or treat walk through the church. It’s open to all, $3 per person, $10 max per family for either meal or activities.

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Datebook: August 15 – Sir Walter Scott’s 240th birthday

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Sir Walter Scott (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet. Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of The Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor. Scott suffered from a decline in popularity after the First World War. Nevertheless, he was responsible for two major trends that carry on to this day. First, he essentially invented the modern historical novel; an enormous number of imitators appeared in the 19th century. Second, his Scottish novels helped rehabilitate the public perception of Highland culture after years in the shadows.

It’s Monday, August 15.

The American Red Cross offers opportunities to give blood in Paducah this Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday there’s a collection at Paducah Bank, 555 Jefferson Street from 8 to noon; and at Lone Oak Church of Christ, 2960 Lone Oak Road from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. On Thursday there’s a collection from noon to 6 p.m. at Broadway United Methodist Church, 701 Broadway.

Christian County’s Grandparent Support Group’s regular monthly meeting at the Pennyrile Area Development District Office, 300 Hammond Drive, Hopkinsville is from 10 a.m.-on, Wednesday.

The regular monthly meeting of the Quad County Elder Abuse Council meets at the Majestic House, Highway 62, in Princeton at noon Wednesday.

Thursday there’s a meeting of the Alzheimer’s Support Group in Lourdes Hospital’s Marshall Nemer Pavilion Board Room from noon to 1:30. At 6 p.m. in the Pavilion’s Borders Community Room there’s a meeting of the advanced bariatric surgery of Paducah support group.

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Datebook: January 17 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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It’s Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17.

The National Symphony Orchestra comes to Paducah next month.  The Carson Center and the Paducah Symphony Orchestra present the National Symphony Orchestra in concert February 21 at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $45, $35, $20 and $15 for students at the Carson Center Box office open 10 to 5 Monday through Friday or online at

The regular monthly meeting of the Christian County Grandparent Support Group is Wednesday from 10 a.m. on at the PADD Office, 300 Hammond Drive in Hopkinsville.

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College shows the 50th Anniversary Exhibit of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsman in its Anne P. Baker Gallery through March 4.  It’s open 9 to 4 weekdays, 3 hours before shows.

Use to follow our schedule of programs about our African American heritage starting Thursday at noon with a feature about Bayard Rustin, who counseled Dr. King on the use of non-violent resistance.