Datebook: October 31 - Happy Halloween!

Oct 31, 2012

Credit Toby Ord, Wikimedia Commons

Halloween was first used in the 16th century as a Scottish variant of All Hallow's Even. It began as linked to the Celtic festival Samhain, marking preparations for winter. The souls of the dead were said to revisit their homes on Samhain, feasting at the table with the living... Mwahahaha!

It’s Wednesday, October 31

KeeFORCE collects used computer equipment for orphanages and schools in Third World countries.  Desktop, laptop, and notebook units are accepted at the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce on Friday from 7:30 to 3.  For more information, call David Morse at (270) 366-0551.

Dr. Bernadette Barton speaks at Murray State University’s Mason Hall Auditorium tomorrow night at 7.  She’s the author of “Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays.”  The book explores the toll of homophobia on the lives of Bible Belt gays, and the ways in which they respond to that adversity.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

OcTUBAfest is tonight at 7:30 in the Performing Arts Hall of Murray State’s Old Fine Arts Building.  The free concert features sixteen tubas of different keys, sizes, and timbres.  Hear works by Handel, Wagner, Ellington, Sousa, and others.  Costumes are welcome.

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