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Datebook: January 21 – National Hug Day

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It’s Friday, January 21.

Disney’s musical Beauty and the Beast is on stage tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30  and Sunday at  2:30 in Murray State’s Lovett Auditorium.  It’s the 74th annual Campus Lights all-student production featuring live orchestral music.  Adult tickets are $10.  Tickets for Students and Children 12 and under are $7.  Proceeds benefit Department of Music Scholarships.  Reserve tickets at 270-809-4288.

Laynie Mitchell starts a new Music Time class for very young children and parents at the Murray Art Guild Mondays.  The 9:30 a.m. class costs $75.  The Art Guild is at 500 North Fourth Street.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged continues at Paducah’s Markethouse Theatre.  Shows are at 7:30 tonight and tomorrow night and 2:30 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday.  Get tickets at

Kentucky Emergency Management Region 2 Regional Response Manager Vicki Martin is guest speaker for The Pennyrile Regional Citizen Corps Council meeting Monday.  It’s at the PADD office at 300 Hammond Drive from 11 to 1.

See for event changes due to weather.  Thanks for listening.

Datebook: January 13 – Old New Year’s Eve

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It’s Thursday, January 13.

Next week the U.S. Department of Energy hosts two public inquiry meetings about its evaluation of what to do with materials expected to be generated by facility decontamination and decommissioning—as well as future environmental cleanup actions at the Paducah Site.  The first meeting is 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Heath High School Cafeteria.  The second meeting is 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Emerging Technology Center at WKCTC in Paducah.

A Half Marathon Training program starts Saturday at 9 a.m. and continues every Saturday for preparing for the April 16th Murray Half Marathon.  The training program includes a group run and costs $30 for members of the Center for Health and Wellness on Poplar, where it convenes.  $60 for non-members.

This evening Market House Theatre in Paducah opens its two weekend presentation of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged.  Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays.  Get tickets at

Thanks for being with us today.  See for more community events.

Datebook: January 6 – Carnival begins

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It’s Thursday, January 6 . . .

Monday is the deadline to buy tickets for the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting. The event is January 20 at 6 PM at the Carson Center. First winner of The Apprentice, Bill Rancic will deliver the keynote. Tickets are 75 dollars for members and 125 dollars for non-members. Call 270443-1746.

Open auditions for the Market House Theatre’s production of The Hundred Dresses are Monday and Tuesday next week. Come to the Studio Theatre classroom at 120 Market House Square starting at 5 PM both days. Roles are available for adults and children 4th grade and up. Find out more at 270-444-6828.

The American Cancer Society offers college scholarships for childhood cancer survivors. The deadline to apply is February 1. Students must have had a diagnosis of cancer before the age of 19. They must be accepted as a full-time student to a 2 or 4 year school and have a GPA of more than 2-point-5. Visit for a full description of qualifications.

Datebook: January 3 – Delaware votes to stay with Union 150 years ago

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It’s Monday, January 3. Happy 2011 . . .

Market House Theatre’s Footlights is accepting registration for its new trimester of classes. The session begins January 8 and meets every Saturday through March 26. Youth acting troupes are open for first grade through high school. Call the box office at 270-444-6828 or visit

The deadline to apply for the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute for young musicians is January 28. The four-week program in Washington D. C. accepts students age 15 to 20.  All students receive full scholarships, which includes housing, food, and local transportation. For more, visit

The LBL Animal Rescue hosts low-cost spaying and neutering January 15 and 16 in Murray. The Mobile Animal Surgical Hospital Unit will be on Murray State’s campus to provide the service. Appointments are required, and space is limited. Call 270-227-0678 to reserve a slot. For more, visit

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Datebook: November 19 – International Men’s Day

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It’s Friday, November 19.

The Market House Theatre in Paducah offers Bloody Murder at 7:30 tonight and tomorrow night and matinees tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.  The play spoofs the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie, recommended for ages 10 and up. The box office is at 132 Market House Square.

This Sunday at 3 p.m. Murray native, president of eXile International Beth Haley speaks of her work with former child soldiers and orphans of war in Congo, Sudan and Uganda.   The awareness event in Murray State’s Curris Center’s Barkley Room from 2 to 4 p.m. includes the sale of jewelry, international art and photography.  Ms. Haley also shows bit of the film Children of War.

The Department of Theatre at Murray State stages Sondheim’s “Into the Woods”, tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30, Sunday at 2:30 p.m.  It’s suitable for children 12 and over.  Shows are at the Robert E. Johnson Theatre, ground level, Doyle Fine Arts Building near 15th and Olive.

Follow our calendar of events at  Here’s to a peaceful weekend.

Datebook – September 10, 2010

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It’s Friday, September 10.

Tonight the exhibition Message from Murray opens at Murray State’s Clara M. Eagle Gallery, sixth floor Doyle Fine Arts with a reception from 6 to 8. Visitors write messages on shipping boxes.

The Pow Wow in Hopkinsville is going on over the weekend despite the weather.

Learn English in free conversation classes, first floor Faculty Hall, 2 to 4 p.m. starting Sunday through December 5.

Sunday the Paducah Symphony Adult Chorus auditions for new members from 1 to 2 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church. Schedule audition at 270-444-0065.

Tomorrow see a judged corvette show at the riverfront in Paducah benefiting St. Nicholas Clinic. Registration is at 9. Trophy presentation is at 3.

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College opens a show of quilts by the Piecemakers Quilt Club with a reception in the Anne P. Baker Gallery Sunday at 2 p.m.

Market House Theatre in Paducah presents its second weekend of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Showtimes and tickets at

There’s much more to see at Have a happy day!

Datebook – September 2, 2010

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It’s Thursday, September 2.

The Yeiser Art Center on Markethouse Square downtown Paducah opens a new show of etchings by Paducah resident Christina Bartsch, a graduate of Murray State University, and mixed media paintings by Estill Springs, Tennessee resident Anne Bagby, a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. There’s a reception Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Fort Donelson National Battlefield in Dover hosts living history programs and demonstrations Saturday and Sunday with local re-enactors of the 50th Tennessee Infantry. The Civil War camp will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day with musket firing demos at 2 and 3 p.m. each day. There will also be bayonet drills, medical demonstrations, a ladies tea and more.

Paducah’s Market House Theatre opens “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” tonight for a three weekend run through September 19. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday with one Saturday matinee on September 11. Get tickets at 270-444-6828.

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Written by Matt Markgraf

September 2, 2010 at 10:32 am