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Datebook: September 19 – International Talk Like A Pirate Day

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Ahoy, Matey! Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon. At first an inside joke between two friends from a game of racquetball, the holiday gained exposure when John and Mark sent a letter about their invented holiday to the American syndicated humor columnist Dave Barry in 2002. It has been speculated that the rolling “rrr” has been associated with pirates because of the location of major ports in the West Country of England, drawing labor from the surrounding countryside.

Arrr! It be Monday the Ninth of  September

Murray Calloway County Hospital hosts a day-long diabetes workshop open to all Friday at Glendale Road Church of Christ. It’s targeted to nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other healthcare providers for whom Kentucky Board of Nursing contact hours apply. Pre-register by tomorrow at 270-762-1854. It costs $25 for non-MCCH employees.

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College invites entries for its 2011 Juried Art Exhibit. Submit works at the Center between 9 and 4 next Monday and Tuesday. It’s open to any artist in the region. The juror is Erika Myers Bromwell, Director of the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary art. See Glemacenter.org.

Thursday the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act program hosts an information meeting about the Extra Help Program. This is for those who have Medicare D or are eligible who have limited resources. It’s at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Crittenden County Senior Center, 201 North Walker Street.

Enjoy A Prairie Home Companion live in Murray on November 5. See wkms.org for details.

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Datebook: September 6 – McKinley Fatally Shot 110 Years Ago

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The assassination of President William McKinley occurred on September 6, 1901, during a meet and greet at the Temple of Music on the grounds of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. He was shot twice by anarchist Leon Czolgosz. Initially, he appeared to be recovering from his wounds, but died on September 14, 1901, and was succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt. After McKinley’s murder, Congress passed legislation to officially charge the Secret Service with the responsibility of providing physical protection for U.S. presidents.

It’s Tuesday, September 6

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts commemorates the 10th anniversary of the events which occurred on September 11, 2001 with a combined community choir and orchestra program at 6 p.m. Sunday. Special guests are composer and soloist Dr. Mike Harland and soloist Teresa Harland. The Glema Mahr Center is on the campus of Madisonville Community College.

The Paris Henry County Arts Council presents the Bethel University Renaissance Theatre production of “Steel Magnolias”. The play starts at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Krider Performing Arts Center 650 Volunteer Drive, Paris. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students 18 and under.

Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp hosts a Community Conversation next Monday from 5:15 to 7 p.m. at Hopkinsville Middle School. The program includes details of the new city building and other projects. The Hopkinsville High School Choir performs and there will be light refreshments as well as a door prize handcrafted by a local artist.

See details at wkms.org. Thanks for listening.

Datebook: August 17 – 100th birthday of three-time World Chess Champion Mikhail Botvinnik

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Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik, Ph.D. (August 17, 1911 – May 5, 1995) was a Soviet and Russian International Grandmaster and three-time World Chess Champion. Working as an electrical engineer at the same time, he was one of the very few famous chess players who achieved distinction in another career while playing top-class competitive chess. He also developed a chess-playing algorithm that tried to “think” like a top human player, but this approach has been superseded by a brute-force search strategy that exploits the rapid increase in the calculation speed of modern computers. Playing top class chess for decades, being an eminent chess author, one of the pioneers of computer chess, and a great chess teacher in his late years, Botvinnik is widely regarded as the most influental chess contributor in the 20th century.

 

It’s Wednesday, August 17.

Madisonville Community College’s Back to School Bash is Saturday from 3:30 to 10 p.m. in front of the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts. Eddie and Alonzo Pennington open from 3:30 to 5 followed by PB & J from 5 to 6; Southern Drawl from 6 to 7, Library Trio from 7 to 8, Larry Grisham of the Beat Daddys from 8 to 9, and Sexstone from 9 on. Food concessions available.

This weekend Murray’s Playhouse in the Park presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The box office opens an hour before the show.

Tomorrow the National Quilting Museum in Paducah hosts an Appraisal Day from 9 to 4:30. Each 30 minute appraisal costs $50. Make appointments at 270-442-8856 or see quiltmuseum.org for more. The museum is at 215 Jefferson Street.

Come visit at The Looking Glass Coffee and Curiosities WKMS Meet and Greet in Martin Thursday, August 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. Thanks!

Datebook: June 2 – Martha Washington turns 280

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America’s first First Lady, Martha Dandridge Custis Washington was born on June 2, 1731 (and died May 22, 1802). She was never referred to as “first lady” because the term was coined after hear death. Instead, she was known as “Lady Washington.” Often depicted as a frumpy elderly woman, new research into her life has evidenced quite the contrary. Martha was a spiffy dresser, assertive and a woman of independent means (with sole control over her wealth from a previous marriage and of her childrens’ inheritance). She is also described as “loving her husband madly.” She joined George on the battlefield each year to care for and provide morale for the troops. Happy birthday Martha!

It’s Thursday, June 2

The Humane Society of Calloway County benefits from a Dash for the Dogs and Cats Saturday at Calloway County High’s stadium at 2108 College Farm Road. There are 40 and 15 mile bike routes starting at 7:30 a.m., a 5 k run at 9 and a 1 mile dog walk at 9:30. Per event entry fee is $20.

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College holds auditions for its mid-July production of the musical Hairspray this weekend. Saturday auditions are 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday audition hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Speak with Brad Downall or Lynn Curtis about audition requirements at 270-824-8650.

LBL’s Pisgah Bay hosts Kentucky Drag Boat Association races this weekend. Time trials are Saturday and final races are Sunday, 10 to 5 both days. There’s a $5 fee per person, free for Children under 12. Bring lawn chairs or ground blankets to Birmingham Ferry to view racers achieving over 150 miles per hour.

Stay cool and keep in touch with wkms.org.

Datebook: May 31 – Burning of Jaffna Library 30 Years Ago

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The burning of the Jaffna Library, from May 31 – June 2, 1981, was an important event in the Sri Lankan civil war and was one of the most violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the 20th century. At the time of its destruction, the library was one of the biggest in Asia, containing over 97,000 different books and manuscripts. Learn more about the event from Tamil National.

It’s Tuesday, May 31

The Caring Hearts Fund of the Paris & Henry County Healthcare Foundation hosts a concert and silent auction Friday at the Paris Convention Center, 1510 East Wood. Tabitha Myrick, Mark McWherter and Jim Merrel perform as the acoustic trio Trifecta from 6 PM to midnight. Tickets are $12 at the door. The event is “bring your own beverage” and includes a silent auction. Proceeds benefit patients receiving cancer treatment.

Thursday the Murdock Farm Field Day starts at 9 a.m. at 1576 Kildeer Trail in Murray. Oregonian Nick Bowers speaks on annual ryegrass as a cover crop. National Resources Conservation service personnel will be there for questions. Contact 270-210-3429.

Tomorrow is the deadline for applications for The Senior Arts Academy, next Monday through June 17th for grades 6 through 12, at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College. Students produce Honk, Jr., a musical about a modern day ugly duckling. There’s a registration form at glemacenter.org – scholarships are available.

See more events at wkms.org. Thanks for listening.

Datebook: May 19 – First national park service established 100 years ago

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Parks Canada was established on May 19, 1911, as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior, becoming the world’s first national park service. Parks Canada is mandated to protect and present nationally significant natural and cultural heritage, and foster public understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations. The system currently manages 42 National Parks (including seven National Park Reserves), four National Marine Conservation Areas, one National Landmark, and 167 National Historic Sites. Read more about Parks Canada on their official website.

Here’s Datebook for Thursday, May 19

Saturday’s Make a Difference Recycling Day in Murray at Roy Stewart Stadium from 9 to 1. Bring paper and cardboard, eyeglasses, aluminum cans, cell phones, ink jet cartridges, clothes, plastics, tin cans, glass, used motor oil, batteries, and books. Law enforcement agencies are collecting outdated medicines.

Families and friends of Oak Grove Cemetery on Park Avenue in Paducah are invited to spruce up the grave-sites from 9 to 2 Saturday. There will be assistance in re-leveling and plumbing headstones. They need help with landscape work, filling in low spots and up-righting fallen monuments in the burial ground established in the mid-nineteenth century.

The Glema Center Youth Chorale makes its debut performance Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College. It’s part of the Madisonville North Hopkins High School Choral Spring Concert, which is free to all.

Thank you for being an advocate for public radio. Follow conversations in Washington about funding public radio through 170millionamericans.org. There’s a click at wkms.org.

Datebook: April 7 – World Health Day

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All about World Health Day

It’s Thursday, April 7.

Lake Barkley State Resort Park’s dining room and lodge will be closed Monday, April 11 due to a scheduled power outage for transformer maintenance.  The fitness center and trails will remain open.  The Cadiz Rotary breakfast will not be affected.  To donate to next week’s annual Cadiz Rotary Auction contact a club member.

Paducah’s 2011 Dogwood Trail Celebration starts Sunday with residents lighting up lawns and dogwoods with winners to be recognized Monday at 7 p.m. at a ceremony at City Hall.  The dogwood trail is 12 miles long with signs marking the route.  Get a map at paducahky.gov or Paducah.travel.

The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts on campus at Madisonville Community College presents Southern Fried Jazz  in concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $18 for the musical journey for Dixieland lovers and jazz enthusiasts.  Call the box office at 270-821-2787.

We appreciate your support and invite you to our 40th Anniversary Finale event in Murray Friday, April 15.  It’s a festive 70’s evening – see more at wkms.org.