Datebook: April 22 - Earth Day

Apr 22, 2013

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Happy Earth Day! Founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, the significance of April 22 was to fall between spring religious holidays and school exam finals. Thousands of schools participated in the first Earth Day, and now 192 countries observe the holiday. Enjoy the outdoors today!

It’s Monday, April 22

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra has announced the first PSO Summer Music Camp for elementary, middle, and high school students, to be held June 17th through the 21st at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.  The camp includes ear training, music theory, and master classes and concludes with a Summer Showcase.  Register online at

As part of its Evening Upstairs series, the McCracken County Public Library presents “Flowers On The Bed: 19th Century Quilting at the Homeplace” Thursday evening at 7 in the Second Floor Meeting Room.  Learn how farmwomen in the mid-1800s used quilting as an outlet to express their thoughts and feelings.  See details at

Murray-Calloway County Hospital's Wellness Works program offers a free community health screening tomorrow morning from 8:30 to 11:30 at the Weaks Community Center.  The event includes blood pressure screening.  For more information, call 762-1348.

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