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Datebook: November 29 – First Chimp Launched Into Earth Orbit 50 Years Ago

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Enos was the first chimpanzee that was launched into Earth orbit. He completed more than 1,250 hours of training for his mission at the University of Kentucky and Holloman Air Force Base. He flew into space on board Mercury Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961 and completed his first orbit in 1 hour and 28.5 minutes.  According to observers, upon his return Enos jumped for joy and ran around the deck of the recovery ship enthusiastically shaking the hands of his rescuers. Enos’s flight was a full dress rehearsal for the next Mercury launch on February 20, 1962, which would make Lt. Colonel John Glenn the first American to orbit the Earth, after astronauts Alan Shepard, Jr. and Gus Grissom’s successful suborbital space flights.

It’s Tuesday, November 29

Greater Paducah Sustainability needs 40 volunteers to hand out candy during the Christmas Parade. GPS also needs help decorating the float Saturday at 1:00pm. Register at

Murray State’s Clara M. Eagle Gallery has 3 exhibits opening Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The BA/BS student exhibit reception is in the 7th Floor Gallery. An exhibit of Dale Leys’ drawing students titled Drawings from the Class of Reincarnation opens in the Curris Center Gallery, and an outdoor installation by John Utgaard – titled Carillon – opens on the green space between Old Fine Arts and Visual Arts.

Pennyroyal Arts Council’s Annual Holiday Tour of Homes is Sunday from 2 to 5 in the Great Oaks area. Advance Tickets are $10 at the L & N Depot downtown. $12 Tour Day Tickets are at each residence. Homes include those of Phil and Kitty Horn, Sands and Jennifer Chewing, Roger and Betty Holmes, all on Shallow Lake Circle, and Tom and Joyce Sholar on Greenleaf Court.

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Datebook: November 8 – “Led Zeppelin IV” Released 40 Years Ago

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The fourth album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin was released on November 8, 1971. No title is printed on the album, so it is generally referred to as Led Zeppelin IV. Upon its release, Led Zeppelin IV was a commercial and critical success. It may be most notable for featuring the famous song, “Stairway To Heaven.” The album is one of the best-selling albums worldwide at 32 million units. It has shipped over 23 million units in the United States alone, making it the third-best-selling album ever in the US. In 2003, the album was ranked 66th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”

It’s Tuesday, November 8

The Humane Society Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale is Saturday from 9 to 2 at the Calloway County Library on Main Street. Bring donations Thursday from 10 to 5. Bring home baked goods and preserves, crafts, and new gift items. Note the donation day change since the Library is closed Friday for Veteran’s Day.

UT Martin’s Piano Ensemble performs a concert tonight at 7:30 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 145 Hannings Lane. Faculty pianists, Delana Easley, Elaine Harriss, Scott Roberts, and Johnathan Vest perform – “The Stars and Stripes Forever” together. UTM students present works by Wilberg, Carl Maria Von Weber, and Poulenc during the 50 minute program.

Murray State University’s Department of Art and Design annual Art Auction starts with a preview at 7 p.m. Friday, November 18th. The auction of Work by faculty, area artists, alumni and students begins at 7:30 in Clara M. Eagle Gallery, 6th Floor, Doyle Fine Arts. Proceeds fund scholarships and the visiting artist program.

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Written by Matt Markgraf

November 8, 2011 at 11:50 am

Datebook: March 21 – World Poetry Day

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It’s Monday, March 21

Murray’s Second Ever Trolley and Bike Gallery Hop is Friday evening from 6 to 9.  Visit 7 locations and 8 exhibitions with no admission or trolley fees.  Pick up the trolley at any participating exhibition space including the Murray Art Guild, Gallery 109, Red Bug on Third, the Miller Conference Center, Clara M. Eagle Gallery, the Curris Center Gallery or Fidalgo Bay.

Hear University of Louisville faculty members – double bassist Sydney King and pianist Krista Wallace-Boaz – in concert Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Murray State’s Performing Arts Hall.  Their program features original works written for double bass and piano.

2011 Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Training classes are offered Thursday through Sunday.  Instruction is Thursday 5-9, Friday 5-9, Saturday 8-5, Sunday 1-8.  Certification affords participants 5 weeks of summer teaching opportunities.  To register call the Calloway County Red Cross at 270-753-1421.

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Datebook – September 14, 2010

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It’s Tuesday, September 14.

Novelist Michael Griffith is guest reader for the Murray State University Reading Series Thursday. Author of Bibliophilia and Spikes, Griffith’s new novel, Trophy, is coming out next year. His reading in Clara M. Eagle Gallery, 6th Floor, Doyle Fine Arts, starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. A book signing and reception follow.

Saturday brings the Gourd Patch Festival to Mayfield. Activities are centered between Regions Bank on North 7th and the Ice House Gallery at the corner of North and North 8th Streets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors offer wagonloads of gourds, honey, jewelry and more. Artists demonstrate work. There’s gourd-mobile derby at 1 p.m., an ugly gourd contest, and music, including Murray State’s marching band percussion section.

The Ballard County Health Department hosts classes in the Cooper Clayton Method to Stop Smoking. The first class meets Thursday at 6 p.m. To register call 270-665-5432. Get nicotine patches for as low as $5 per week.

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