Datebook: January 29 - Mantra-Rock Dance 46 Years Ago

Jan 29, 2013

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The Mantra-Rock Dance featured the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Moby Grape, Allen Ginsberg, and Timothy Leary among others. It was dubbed "the ultimate high" and "the major spiritual event of the San Francisco hippie era" bringing Hare Krishna to the wider public. Far out!

It’s Tuesday, January 29

The Spike Lee Film Festival continues tomorrow night at Murray State’s Curris Center with a showing of “Get on the Bus.”  The film, which explores the ideas of manhood, religion, politics, and race, follows twelve African-American men on a cross-country bus trip to the Million Man March.  The free screening starts at 7:15 in the Curris Center Barkley Room.

The American Red Cross holds a blood drive tomorrow afternoon from 1:30 to 6:30 at Murray Middle School.  Blood donors must be at least 18 years old, be in good health, and weigh at least 110 pounds.  Schedule an appointment at

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes visits Murray State University on Thursday for a roundtable discussion as part of the Civic Health Initiative.  MSU students and community members are invited to discuss possible strategies for increasing engagement, volunteerism, and voting.  The free event begins at 11AM in the Curris Center Theater.

See community event details at  Thanks for listening.