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Datebook: April 22 – Earth Day

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Hug a tree and kiss the grass, it’s Earth Day! Click here to learn more about how the day came to be.

It’s Friday, April 22. 

In Madisonville Blue Grass Pharmacy offers free document shredding and out of date medicine disposal tomorrow from 10 to noon at its 1128 North Main location.  Unwanted medical equipment is welcome for refurbishment and redistribution to those in need.

Angels Attic Thrift Shop at 972 Chestnut in Murray invites spring cleaning cast offs.  The store which supports the Angels Community Clinic, receives donations at the rear of the building off Arcadia Drive.  Books, CDs, DVDs, household items, toys, appliances, furniture and clothing are welcome.  Donation hours are 8 to 5 Monday through Saturday.  Shopping hours are 11 to 5 Tuesday through Saturday.

Next week the 27th Annual AQS Quilt Show and Contest brings thousands to the Paducah Expo Center, Julian Carol Convention Center and the Pavilion, all at 415 Park Avenue in Paducah.  Hours are 9 to 6 Wednesday through Friday, 9 to 5 Saturday.  Admission for non AQS members is $11 daily – $30 multi-Day.

Use for further information about community events.  Here’s to a peaceful Easter Weekend!

Datebook: April 19 – Dutch-American Friendship Day

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Dutch-American Friendship Day remembers the day in 1782 when John Adams was recognized as Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States by The Hague.  The Hague then became the first American Embassy in the world. The guy on the right is Sinterklass (Dutch Santa Claus). Click here to read more about the special day.

It’s Tuesday, April 19.

The Murray State Symphonic Band and Brass ensembles present a free concert Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. Enjoy a variety of music including Rossini’s William Tell Overture, and works for horn quartet, trumpet ensemble, and Slide Advantage trombone ensemble.

Hickman County Library, 209 Mayfield Road in Clinton, is the site for a Kentucky Writers Day gathering Thursday at 4:00 p.m., honoring three writers. Supreme Court Judge Bill Cunningham is being named West Kentucky’s Best Writer of the Decade. Dorothy Nell Harper is being honored as the Jackson Purchase’s Poet Laureate. John Kelly Ross is receiving the Hickman County Historian Award.

Paducah-based Bawn in the Mash features the release of its 4th studio album with a free show Friday from 2:30 to 4 in Lovett Auditorium at Murray State in conjunction with Earth Day activities. Ben Nichols of Lucero and his Solo Acoustic Motorcycle Tour follow with a concert at 8 p.m. in Lovett, with Jackson Purchase opening the show, admission $15. is a treasure full of sound. Enjoy and thanks for making it possible.

morning cram (earth day edition)

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mother (earth) lover.

If you pollute, Captain Planet will find you.

KY~ We reached our public radio fundraising goal this morning. Storm’s a comin’ (this weekend). Paducah halfway house escapees: 3 down, 1 to go. Tragic teen’s mushroom friend  is out of jail.  Calloway County has 4 superintendent finalists and its former Sheriff’s building sells for $71k. A Fort Campbell soldier is awarded the Silver Star. An antivirus glitch screws up school computers across the state.

TN~ A bill that could let the Governor circumvent the Attorney General’s office is making progress. Republicans (obviously) oppose removing tax cap.

IL~ 15k strong march FOR state income tax.

SPORTS~ (OVC baseball) MSU < SIU, UTM < LU; (OVC softball) APSU < UK.