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Datebook: December 13 – Emily Carr Turns 140

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Emily Carr was born on December 13, 1871 (and died March 2, 1945). She was a Canadian artist and writer heavily inspired by the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. One of the first painters in Canada to adopt a post-impressionist painting style, Carr didn’t receive widespread recognition for her work until late in life, around the age of 57. As she matured, the subject matter of her painting shifted from aboriginal themes to landscapes and forest scenes. She was one of the first artists to attempt to capture the spirit of Canada in a modern style. Her life itself has made her a “Canadian icon”, according to the Canadian Encyclopedia, for being “an artist of stunning originality and strength.”

It’s Tuesday, December 13

“Santa’s Last Blast” is on the Paris Court Square Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.. There will be free wagon rides, a trackless train, clowns, games, stories, and reindeer goats. Santa ‘s in Friday night, then Saturday 10-2 and Sunday 2-4. This is the final weekend for Trees on the Square at the Heritage Center Saturday noon-6 and Sunday 1-4.

Holiday shows continue at LBL’s Golden Pond Planetarium through December 23. “‘Tis the Season” shows Wednesday through Sunday at 10 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. “Christmas Story” Shows are Wednesday through Sunday at noon and 2. Admission to the planetarium is $4 ages 13 and up, $2 ages 5 to 12 and free ages 4 and under. Call 270-924-2020 for more.

Madisonville Community College’s Glema Center for the Arts shows the exhibit “Made to Be Played: Traditional Art of Kentucky Luthiers” weekdays from 9 to 4 and during performances through Saturday. The exhibit chronicles masters in the making and repairing of stringed instruments.

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Datebook: July 7 – Slovenian War ends 20 years ago

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On July 7, 1991 – the Brijuni Agreement ends the ten-day independence war in Slovenia against the rest of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Slovenian and Croatian independence were agreed to. The terms were distinctly favourable to Slovenia; it was agreed that Slovenia and Croatia would postpone their independence for three months — which in practical terms had little real impact — and the Slovenian police and armed forces (Slovenian Territorial Defence) were recognised as sovereign on their territory.

It’s Thursday, July 7

Six Kentucky parks, including Kentucky Dam Village and Lake Barkley offer guided trail rides on horseback during the summer months and into the fall. The 45-minute rides give visitors views of forests, wildlife and lakes. Rides are $18, and most parks offer them seven days a week during the summer. Learn more at parks.ky.gov.

There’s an Artists Demo Day and Reception at the Hopkinsville Art Guild Gallery and Studio Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. It’s at Bradford Square Mall, 4000 Ft. Campbell Boulevard. See works in creation and purchase original works. There’s more information at hopkinsvilleartguild.org.

Kids are invited to make their own stepping stones at LBL’s Nature Station Saturday. Workshops are at 1 and 3 p.m. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve a space. The cost is $3 per stepping stone plus Nature Station admission. And remember the daily Golden Pond Planetarium laser light and music shows all this month.

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Datebook: June 9 – Cole Porter turns 120

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American composer and songwriter Cole Porter was born June 9, 1891 (and died October 15, 1964) He was born to a wealthy family, and despite his grandfather’s wishes, he took up music as a profession, particularly musical theatre. By the 1930s, he was one of the major songwriters for the Broadway stage. Unlike most of the Broadway composers, he wrote both the lyrics and the music for his songs. Among his most notable work is “Kiss Me, Kate,” “Anything Goes,” “Dubarry Was A Lady” and “You Never Know.”

It’s Thursday, June 9

Mayfield Graves County Habitat for Humanity celebrates opening its ReStore at 901 State Route 45 North in Mayfield Saturday. It’s open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 to 4. ReStore takes donations of commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential items. Call 270-356-2552 for donation and delivery information.

Saturday is Fee Waiver Day at LBL. Admission is free for the Woodlands Nature Station, Elk and Bison Prairie and the 1 p.m. Golden Pond Planetarium show. Also, there are no day-use riding fees at Wranglers Campground. Call 270-924-2000 for more.

Ride your Bike on Broadway in Paducah Sunday. From 1 to 4 p.m. vehicular traffic will not be permitted between 4th and 17th Streets. There will be traffic crossing points on Broadway at 9th and 13th Streets. The Paducah Parks Services at 270-444-8508 needs volunteers for the event.

WKMS HD is back and so are all classical services 92.5 FM Paducah and 105.1 FM Madisonville –Thanks to your support!

It’s Thursday, June 9.

Mayfield Graves County Habitat for Humanity celebrates opening its ReStore at 901 State Route 45 North in Mayfield Saturday. It’s open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 to 4.  ReStore takes donations of commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential items.  Call 270-356-2552 for donation and delivery information.

Saturday is Fee Waiver Day at LBL.  Admission is free for the Woodlands Nature Station, Elk and Bison Prairie and the 1 p.m. Golden Pond Planetarium show.  Also, there are no day-use riding fees at Wranglers Campground.  Call 270-924-2000 for more.

Ride your Bike on Broadway in Paducah Sunday.  From 1 to 4 p.m. vehicular traffic will not be permitted between 4th and 17th Streets.  There will be traffic crossing points on Broadway at 9th and 13th Streets.  The Paducah Parks Services at 270-444-8508 needs volunteers for the event.

WKMS HD is back and so are all classical services 92.5 FM Paducah and 105.1 FM Madisonville –Thanks to your support!