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Datebook: April 13 – Jefferson’s Birthday

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The birthday of Thomas Jefferson.

It’s Wednesday, April 13.

The Kuttawa Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers its course “About Boating Safely” at the Lyon County Library at 261 Commerce Street in Eddyville tomorrow, next Tuesday and Thursday, April 21 – 6 to 9 p.m. each day.  It costs $20.  Pre-register by calling Alan Wade at 270-388-9799.

The Unity Community Homemakers hosts its second annual Quilts and Memories show Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the George Weak’s Community Center on Poplar Street in Murray.  Proceeds from a small admission fee and a drawing for an MSU-themed quilt benefit the Murray-Calloway County Hospital Residential Hospice House.

The 8 session class “Diet Free:  Eight Habits that will change Your Life” starts tomorrow at the McCracken County Public Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room from 11:30 to 12:15 p.m.  Register at 270-442-2510.  There’s a $25 fee for this Purchase District Health Department class. offers audio on demand for local music programs like Juke Joint Shuffle and Music from the Front Porch.  Thanks keeping this website online with your support.


Datebook: February 15 – Susan B. Anthony Day

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It’s Tuesday, February 15.

The National Symphony Orchestra’s Woodwind Quintet gives a free concert at Murray State next Monday.  The one hour concert is in Performing Arts Hall of the Old Fine Arts Building at 11 a.m.  The Orchestra also performs a concert Monday at 7 p.m. at the Carson Center in Paducah, whose box office number is (270) 450-4444.

The American Red Cross collects blood today AND tomorrow at Murray State’s Curris Center.  9 to 3 both days.

The Kuttawa Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary gives a boating safety class Saturday from 8 to 5 with a lunch break.  Materials costs $20.  It’s at the American Legion Post 68 at 373 Lakeshore Drive in Kuttawa. Pre-register at 270-388-9799.

There’s a Western Kentucky Polar Plunge benefitting Special Olympics Kentucky Saturday at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.  Registration is at 9:00AM with a Post Plunge Bash following. Visit for more information or call 270-293-9054.

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Datebook: January 19 – Georgia secedes 150 years ago

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It’s Wednesday, January 19.

Lee Academy for the Arts in Paris offers a three-session writer’s workshop for writers age 15 and older starting Saturday February 5.  Blood River to Berlin Author Michael Freeland leads the workshop for which the fee is $99.  Contact him at See the Lee Academy for the Arts winter class schedule at

Kentucky State Police Post 01 Detective John Sims speaks about Investigating Identity Theft at the McCracken County Public Library’s Evenings Upstairs program Thursday at 7 p.m.  The library’s at 555 Washington Street in Paducah.

There’s a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Class Saturday at the American Legion Post 68 on Lakeshore Drive in Kuttawa.  Pre-registration is required for the 8 to 5 class that costs $20.  Contact Alan Wade at 270-388-9799.  Keep safe while boating.  Many insurance companies recognize completing this class with discounts.

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Datebook – October 26, 2010

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It’s Tuesday, October 26.

Tonight Murray State’s OcTUBAfest starts at 7:30 in Performing Arts Hall of Doyle Fine Arts.  Hear soloists and the 15 member tuba-euphonium ensemble performing a diverse range of works including English madrigals.  The concert is free.

The Final U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating Class of the year is set for this Saturday at the United Methodist Church, 214 Main Street in Cadiz.  It runs from 8 to 4 and costs $25.  Families are welcome.  Topics include licensing and documentation, first aid practices, navigation rules of the waters and more.  Pre-register at 270-924-0903.

Tomorrow there’s a free screening of Alabama based-Lee Fanning’s science fiction/adventure film, A Genesis Found, a touring independent feature, at 6:30 p.m. in Faculty Hall Room 208.  The story revolves around a unidentifiable skeleton found by a fictional CCC worker.

The American Red Cross collects blood Thursday from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1601 Main Street in Murray.

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Written by Matt Markgraf

October 26, 2010 at 10:36 am

Datebook – September 16, 2010

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It’s Thursday, September 16.

There’s a Doggie Day Spa Saturday from 9 to 2. at Carmen Pavilion on College Farm Road across from Calloway County High School. The Humane Society microchips dogs for $10 each and photographs pets for their free Lost Pet Photo Registry. Engraved custom pet ID tags are $3 each on site. Murray State AHT and Pre-Vet students do $7 baths, $4 ear cleaning & nail trimming or $10 for “the works.”

St. Joseph Catholic School in Mayfield seeks donations for its annual Christmas auction on November 20. Gifts may be delivered to the St. Joseph School Office or scheduled for pick up. Call 270-247-4420 to help.

The Kuttawa Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a Safe Boating Course at Eddy Creek Marina Resort Saturday.  The course is $20, goes from 8 to 5 with a lunch break. The Marina is at 7612 State Route 93 South of Eddyville. Pre-registration is required at 270-388-9799.

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