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Datebook: October 19 – Siege of Yorktown Formally Ends with Cornwallis’ Surrender 230 Years Ago

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On October 19, 1781, at Yorktown, Virginia, representatives of British commander Lord Cornwallis handed over Cornwallis’ sword and formally surrendered to George Washington and the comte de Rochambeau. The Siege of Yorktown was a decisive victory by a combined assault of American forces led by General George Washington and French forces led by the Comte de Rochambeau over a British Army commanded by Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis. The culmination of the Yorktown campaign proved to be the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War in North America, as the surrender of Cornwallis’ army prompted the British government eventually to negotiate an end to the conflict.

It’s Tuesday, October 18

The Christian County Grandparent Support Group meets tomorrow at the Pennyrile Area Development District Office starting at 10 a.m. The office is at 300 Hammond Drive in Hopkinsville.

Western Baptist Hospital has its 5th Annual Addiction and Compulsive Behaviors Symposium for healthcare professionals Saturday from 8 to 3:45. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. at the Heart Center Auditorium, 2501 Kentucky Avenue in Paducah. Register by Thursday at There’s a $30 activity fee and some education credits available.

The youth of Murray’s First United Methodist Church have a Harvest Hootenanny tomorrow in the church gym at 503 Maple Street. A chili competition and meal start at 5. From 6 to 8 there’s a petting zoo, pony rides, a costume parade, carnival games and a trick or treat walk through the church. It’s open to all, $3 per person, $10 max per family for either meal or activities.

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Datebook: January 7 – Zora Nearle Hurston turns 120

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It’s Friday, January 7.

Open auditions for a Paducah production of The Vagina Monologues are set for next Monday and Thursday at 5:50, 6:40 and 7:30 p.m. each day at Grace Episcopal Church, 820 Broadway.  Enter off Kentucky Avenue.  The performance is scheduled for March 19 at the Robert Cherry Civic Center.

The Pennyrile Area Development District Board of Directors meets Monday at noon at the office at 300 Hammond Drive in Hopkinsville.  The FY2010 Audit Report and introduction of 5 new board members are among agenda items.

The McCracken County Public Library will be closed on Thursday, January 13th, for computer upgrading to improve services.  The library will open again at 9 o’clock a.m. on Friday, January 14th.

Murray Calloway County Hospital’s Food Allergy Support Group meets Monday at 6 p.m. in the classroom of the Center for Health and Wellness on Poplar Street.  This group addresses management a gluten-free lifestyle.  Pre-register at 270-762-1806.

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