Datebook: May 23 - World Turtle Day

May 23, 2012

Do you like turtles? Then today is a cause to celebrate! The American Tortoise Rescue sponsors the 12th annual World Turtle Day today, as an observance to protect turtles, tortoises, and their habitats. 

Some turtle facts from Animal Planet: turtles have been on the earth for over 200 million years, the American Box Turtle can live to be over 100, they are found on every continent (except Antarctica), their top part is called a carapace and their bottom is called a plastron, they have good eyesight and excellent smell. They also have ninja abilities and enjoy pizza.

It’s Wednesday, May 23

The Humane Society of Marshall County has many kittens available, so it’s offering two kitten adoptions for the price of one adoption - $30.  The kittens have their first vaccinations, are FIV/Leukemia negative, and spay/neuter is reimbursed upon proof of procedure.  There’s a special Adoption day Saturday from 10 to 4 at their facility at 6301 -68 east of Benton.

The summer’s Laser Light Music Shows return to Golden Pond Planetarium Friday at 5:30 and 7 p.m.  Seats are $6.  Tuesday and Friday shows are at 5:30 and 7 p.m. through summer, with Saturday shows at 8 p.m. alternating Saturdays.  See for these dates. 

A show of two and three dimensional works by juried members of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen is on display at the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah through June 16.  The Yeiser’s at the north end of the Markethouse Square,  open 10 to 4 Tuesday through Saturday.

It’s easy to put your event at  Thanks!