Kala Dunn

Administrative Assistant, Rick's Kitchen Sink Producer

Kala Dunn is a native of Princeton, Ky. She’s a 2006 graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy with a concentration in flute performance and a 2010 graduate of Murray State University with a B.M. in piano performance. Her hobbies include yoga, kayaking, reading, running, and listening to music. She lives in Hamlin, Ky.

Ways to Connect

The Paducah-McCracken County Spring Clean Up Day is this Saturday from 7 to 2 at the Republic Services transfer station. The free service accepts items including household trash, white goods, tires, household hazardous waste, ammunition, prescription medications, fluorescent bulbs, and recyclables.

The 27th Annual Quilt Show is currently on display at the Pennyroyal Area Museum in Hopkinsville. In conjunction with the exhibit, there’s an old-fashioned Quilting Bee this Saturday from 10:30 to 2. Members of the local quilting group Knot Just Quilters are on-site to demonstrate their skills and to chat about their art.

The Murray State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble holds its annual Provost’s Concert tonight at 7:30 in Lovett Auditorium. The concert features guest soloist Master Gunnery Sergeant Susan Rider, principal trumpet in the United States Marine Band stationed in Washington, D.C. The concert is free and open to the public. 

The Stewart County High School Band holds the March for Music 5K this Saturday morning at 10 at Dover City Park. Registration starts at 8:30, and the 5K begins at 10. Registration forms are also available at the March for Music 5K Facebook page.

Lake Barkley State Resort Park holds Second Saturday Hikes beginning this weekend. The naturalist-led hike focuses on spring wildflowers and begins tomorrow morning at 10 from the lobby of the park lodge. The hike is free and reservations are not required. Sturdy, comfortable footwear is recommended.

The Yeiser Art Center holds an opening reception for “FANTASTIC FIBERS 2016” this Saturday night from 5 to 7. The internationally-recognized juried fiber art exhibition features a mix of traditional and non-traditional works created using natural or synthetic fibers in an array of processes, including quilting, weaving, embroidery, basketry, and more.

The McCracken County Public Library holds a Mad Hatter's Party for teens this Friday at 2:06 p.m. Participants ages 11 to 17 are invited to wear their best hats, play flamingo croquet, and drink tea. More information available on the library's website

The Austin Peay State University chapter of Active Minds hosts "Send Silence Packing," an exhibition of 1,100 backpacks representing the number of U.S. college students who die by suicide every year. Many backpacks have photographs and stories of students who died by suicide. The event is this Friday in the Morgan University Center Plaza.

The 10th annual Murray State University Jamey Aebersold Jazz Festival is today and tomorrow. Middle school, high school, and university jazz groups from three states perform tonight at 6 and tomorrow night at 5, and there's a headline concert featuring the KMEA All-District Jazz Band, the MSU Jazz Orchestra, and the Jamey Aebersold Quartet tomorrow night at 7. All performances are in Lovett Auditorium.

The Christian County Master Gardener Association hosts the 2016 Garden and Outdoor Living Expo this Friday and Saturday at the James Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville. The expo includes exhibits, vendors, food, family activities, and a keynote speech by Troy Marden. Doors open Friday at 4 and the event runs until 6 on Saturday. Admission is free.