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The Murray Woman’s Club Music Department holds its spring fundraiser titled “Through the Decades” tomorrow night at 6 at the clubhouse. The event includes dinner and performances by the Murray Woman’s Club Chorus and Water Horse. All proceeds go to music scholarships for Murray State, Calloway County High School, and Murray High School students.

Lake Barkley State Resort Park hosts a Second Saturday Guided Hike this Saturday morning at 10. The hike starts at the lobby of the park lodge, and no reservations are necessary. Sturdy, comfortable footwear is strongly suggested. The hike focuses on forest succession and the changing ecosystem.

The 4th Annual Gentry House Derby Party is tomorrow afternoon from 2 to 6:30 at the Murray Banquet Center. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Gentry House, which is an emergency transitional homeless shelter in Calloway County. Tickets are available in advance through the Gentry House website or at the door. 

The Jackson Purchase Friends of Bluegrass hold the annual spring Bluegrass & Catfish for Relay For Life tomorrow at the Kentucky Opry. Fish dinners are served beginning at 5:30 p.m., with music following from The Cope Brothers and The McKendrees. All proceeds benefit the Marshall County Relay For Life. 

The Garden Department of the Murray Woman's Club hosts its third annual Iris Color Show, Luncheon, and Plant Sale tomorrow at the clubhouse. Registration for floral entries is at 7:30 a.m. and judging is at 9:30 a.m. There is no charge for viewing the displays. A luncheon is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and tickets are available from any department member or at the door.

The 4th Annual Gentry House Derby Party is this Saturday afternoon from 2 to 6:30 at the Murray Banquet Center. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Gentry House, which is an emergency transitional homeless shelter in Calloway County. Tickets are available in advance through the Gentry House website or at the door. 

The Murray State University Clay Club holds its end of the semester sale this Wednesday and Thursday from 9 to 3. The sale includes items made by Murray State University art students and takes place in the lobby of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building on the Murray State Campus.

The Murray State University department of history religious studies program presents "The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton" tomorrow afternoon from 3:30 to 5:30 in Faculty Hall Room 505. A panel discussion with philosophy professor Dr. Cynthia Gayman and history professor Matthew Robertson follows. 

The Jackson Purchase Dance Company celebrates its 25th anniversary season with the Silver Anniversary Dancefest tomorrow afternoon at 2 at Murray State University’s Lovett Auditorium. The performance features dancers from the past 25 years, and there’s a display of memorabilia and a gala reception for the entire audience following the event.

The Murray State University Horticulture Department holds its annual spring plant sale this Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Arboretum and Pullen Farm Greenhouse. The Arboretum and Greenhouse are located on Hickory Street off Highway 94 West in Murray. 

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