Datebook: June 25 - National Catfish Day

Jun 25, 2012

Around these parts it seems like every day is catfish day. Nevertheless, by Presidential Proclamation (President Reagan in 1987), June 25 is officially recognized to celebrate "the value of farm-raised catfish." 

Fortunately for us, catfish is all-American, found in nearly every region in North America - particularly the Four Rivers Region. The Tennessee Aquarium cites tall tales of catfish in the Tennessee River as being "as big as Volkswagens" and "as common as fleas on a dog." Catfish also have over 27,000 taste buds. Remember that next time you bite into one... who is tasting whom? Read more about catfish at the Tennessee Aquarium website.

It’s Monday, June 25

New York-based classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will give a concert tonight at the Calloway County Public Library.  The concert begins at 6:30 in the meeting room.  Admission is free.  For more information,

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act program offers a free Benefits Checkup tomorrow morning at 9 at the Crittenden County Senior Center in Marion.  Information about the Extra Help Program will be available.  The Extra Help Program helps eligible people pay monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-pays.  Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.

The Nature Station at Land Between the Lakes hosts a Woodland Walk tomorrow morning at 11.  The one-mile guided hike will go through the woods, along a lakeshore, and by the edge of a field in search of native trees and signs of wildlife.  The program is free to all LBL visitors.

To see details about these and other community events, visit  Thanks for listening.