Datebook: October 18 - International Necktie Day

Oct 18, 2013

The modern necktie might be traced back to the Thirty Years' War when Croatian mercenaries were seen wearing small neckerchiefs, which interested Parisians. Thus, the world "cravat" emerged, and so did the fashionable garment. Have a dapper day!

It’s Friday, Oct. 18

The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes presents “Tightening The House” tomorrow morning at 10. To prepare the houses for winter, the ladies of The Homeplace sweep away the summer dust, rotate the tickings, get out the wool comforters, and put down rag rugs to block out the cold winter air. The program is free with admission to the Homeplace. Details at

The 15th Fall Folklore Jamboree is tomorrow from 9 to 4 at the UT West Tennessee Agricultural Museum in Milan, Tennessee. The Jamboree includes over 100 demonstrators with 48 different skills. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for ages 3-12, and free for kids 2 and under. For more information, visit

Angels Attic Thrift Shop seeks donations of clothing, furniture, appliances, household items, and toys. Sale proceeds benefit the Angels Community Clinic, which provides healthcare to the working uninsured in Calloway County. Bring donations to 972 Chestnut Street Monday through Saturday from 8 to 5.

See more community events at Thanks for listening.