Datebook: September 9 - Tolstoy Turns 185

Sep 9, 2013

Leo Tolstoy is widely considered one of the world's greatest novelists, praised for his realistic fiction and complex moralistic aesthetic. Anton Chekhov wrote "What Tolstoy does serves to justify all hopes and aspirations in literature." If you're feeling brave, pick up War and Peace or Anna Karinena.

It's Monday, September 9

Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah presents "The King's Speech" tonight at 6:30 as part of its Faith in Film series. Bertie, who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. For more information, visit

The American Red Cross hosts blood drives at Graves County Elementary Schools tomorrow through Thursday. Tomorrow's drives are scheduled at Sedalia from 1 to 5 and Fancy Farm from 1 to 6. Wednesday's are at Farmington from noon to 5 and Cuba and Central from 1 to 6. Thursday's are at Symsonia from noon to 5 and Lowes and Wingo from 1 to 6. Find more information on donating blood at

Bark in the Park, a Marshall County Animal Shelter fundraising event, is tomorrow night from 6 to 8 at the main pavilion of Mike Miller County Park. Pet contests include Best Hair, Best Trick, Dog-Owner Look-Alike, and Best Costume. 

See more community events at, where you can pledge to public radio. Thanks!