The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes hosts an 1850s Trades Fair this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The fair highlights artists working in historic trades and crafts such as baking, pottery, bee keeping, salt making, tatting, woodworking, and more. For a full schedule of the weekend’s events, visit

The annual Homecoming for former residents of the Stewart County portion of what is now known as Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is this Sunday at the Bison Range Picnic Area. The picnic area is located south of The Homeplace on the Trace. All former residents, relatives, and friends are invited. Bring food, beverages, lawn chairs, and any other picnic or recreation items. 

The Yeiser Art Center in Paducah offers a free yoga class in the gallery with instructor Phillip Bibb tonight. Yoga for all levels is from 5 to 6, and yoga for those already practicing is from 7 to 8:30. The class is limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. More at

An exhibit titled "What Women Wore" is on display this semester at the Austin Peay State University Mabel Larson Gallery. The collection of over twenty pieces showcases American women's fashion from the period of the 1820s to the 1930s. For more information, call the department of history and philosophy at (931) 221-7919. 

The Hot August Blues Festival opens tomorrow night at 6 at the Kenlake State Resort Park with music by Two Years Wasted and River Towne Alley Cats. Friday night’s performance starts at 6, and bands play Saturday afternoon at 2. See a complete lineup of festival performers and find ticket information at

Playhouse in the Park holds auditions for the musical “Catch Me If You Can” tonight at 6. There are principal roles with heavy singing and dancing requirements for four males and eight females, plus several ensemble parts. The minimum age for auditioning is 14. Dress comfortably and prepare one minute of a jazz-style tune if interested in a principal role. The show is October 15 through the 25th. 

The Trahern Gallery at Austin Peay State University presents "Cash Crop" featuring the work of Stephen Hayes. The exhibit includes 15 life-size sculptures of human beings in shackles, representing the 15 million people kidnapped and transported by sea during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. There are also prints, drawings, and sculptures that draw parallels between the economics of the Atlantic slave trade and the Third World sweatshops of today. It’s on display through September 21.

The Lee Academy in Paris, TN, hosts “Celebrate the Arts” tomorrow at the academy. The event includes workshops and demonstrations from 9 a.m. to noon, with a light lunch provided. Find out what classes are offered; watch demonstrations on stained glass-making, basket weaving, and painting; and see performances by the belly dancing, ballroom dancing, and children’s music classes. 

Arts organizations in Paducah hold a Kids' Creative Arts Street Fair on the Square this Saturday from 10 to 2. All activities are set up on Market Street between Kentucky and Broadway, and the event will be held rain or shine. Kids can make crafts, get an up-close look at musical instruments, take dance mini-lessons, watch magic tricks, and more.

The Yeiser Art Center in Paducah offers free yoga classes in the gallery with instructor Phillip Bibb this Friday and next. Yoga for all levels is from 5 to 6, and yoga for those already practicing is from 7 to 8:30. The class is limited to 20 participants on a first-come first-serve basis. There’s also live music by Danny Granstaff and a special performance by the Bella Luna Dancers. More information at