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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 wkms.org. Happy weekend.

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Datebook: April 4 – William Henry Harrison dies 170 years ago

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Read William Henry Harrison’s presidential biography – whitehouse.gov

It’s Monday, April 4.

Columbus Belmont State Park needs volunteers for a clean up day Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.  Help repair earthworks, pick up debris and plant shrubs.  You’ll get a t-shirt, lunch, and free admission to the Museum.  Columbus Belmont is on the Mississippi in Hickman County.  Call 270-677-2327 for details.

The Humane Society of Calloway County’s Yard Sale is Saturday from 9 to 2 at the Calloway County Library Annex on Main Street.  No clothing accepted, but bring everything else to donate to the Annex between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday.  Volunteers are also needed for both days.

Learn about frogs, lizards and snakes at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park’s Herpetology Weekend Friday through Sunday.  Scott Shupe gives a program on reptiles Friday at 7 p.m..  Saturday MSU professor Ed Zimmerer leads herping field trips and then presents a program on regional amphibians Saturday at 7 p.m.  Call 800-325-1711 for more.

We’re very close to the fundraiser goal. Call 800-599-4737 to help finish at goal today, or do the same at wkms.org.  Thanks!

morning cram [union busting edition]

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Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker wants to close his state’s budget gap by having state workers pay more for pensions and benefits and also permanently limit public employees’ bargaining rights.

NPR reports after a week of protests and Senate Democrats literally walking away from the capitol, no one’s backing down.

KENTUCKY~ Major crimes in Paducah have dropped 16%. +35 MPH winds knocked over a Super 8 Motel sign in Calvert City. Expect delays tomorrow passing over Eggner’s Ferry Bridge. The state’s Tourism Council renames itself and spring cleaning is being planned at a dozen Civil War sites. Two state Republican candidates have no Primary opposition and 14 hopefuls spoke @ a Murray GOP dinner Saturday. The General Assembly is racing to finish their ‘short session.’

OVC BASKETBALL~ (Men’s) MSU > Evansville, UTM > SEMO, APSU < Fairfield; (Women’s) MSU < EIU, UTM < Bradley, APSU > TTU.

Datebook – October 6, 2010

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It’s Wednesday, October 6.

Friday and Saturday bring nationally acclaimed entertainers to the Grand Rivers Story Telling Weekend at the  Badgett Playhouse complementing the  Hunter’s Moon Festival.  Michael Reno Harrell and Mitch Capel, aka “Gran’ Daddy June Bug” tell stories and sing songs starting at 7 p.m. both nights, with new material nightly.  Reserve tickets at 888-362-4223.

Hickman County’s 20th Annual Civil War Days are at Columbus Belmont State Park Friday through Sunday.  Opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. Friday include a cannon volley and ghost walk.  Civil War Camps and Shops open at 10 a.m. Saturday with Chautauqua speakers at 11:30 and Noon.  There are civil war battlefield skirmishes at 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

Country artist Josh Turner plays the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College tomorrow night.  National Heritage Fellow, thumbpicking Eddie Pennington opens the show at 7:30.  Call the Glema Center box office at 270-821-ARTS for tickets.

See more at wkms.org, including a secure pledge site where your gift today sustains this service.  Thanks!