Datebook

The Murray Half Marathon is looking for volunteers for April 14, 15, and 16. Volunteer jobs available include assembling runners’ packets, attaching timing chips to bibs, helping with registration, participating in race setup, staffing the finish line, assisting with traffic stops, staffing water stops, and more. Volunteers under age 18 must have adult supervision.

The Murray State Women's Center holds "Take Back the Night" Monday at the CFSB Center. The event includes a zumba party at 5, a pre-concert at 5:45, and a rally at 6. The purpose of the event is to rally around survivors of sexual assault and to advocate for a culture of respect. Donations of art supplies to benefit the Purchase Area Sexual Assault Center will be collected.

The McCracken County Public Library presents "General Charles F. Smith: Teacher of Civil War Generals" tonight at 7. General Smith was a teacher, mentor, and role model for many young officers who became prominent Civil War generals, and he directed a charge on the Rebel works at Fort Donelson. The presenter is author, educator, and historian Allen Mesch. The program is free and open to the public. 

West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Relay for Life team holds a paint party to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The event is Tuesday, March 29, from 5 to 8 in the Anderson Technical Building student lounge. Participants can create their own painting designs on pre-cut wooden spring-themed cutouts. Tomorrow is the deadline to pre-register.

Hopkinsville’s League of Women Voters hosts a forum titled “20/20 Vision for a 2020 Library: Focus on Funding Our Public Library.” The event is Monday evening from 5:30 to 7 at the Forbes Event Center. The forum includes a discussion of the services libraries provide around the state and services participants would like to see the Hopkinsville library offer.

There’s a free health education event titled "Plan to be Tobacco Free" tomorrow afternoon from 1 to 2 at the Center for Health and Wellness. Tracy Tubbs of the Kentucky Cancer Program presents a free 60-minute session teaching people how to be tobacco-free. Pre-registration is required. 

The Hopkinsville Art Guild holds a workshop tomorrow night from 6 to 9 and Saturday from 9 to 4. Tommy Fletcher instructs participants in figure drawing and portrait oil painting. Registration is required.

The McCracken County Public Library hosts traditional Irish music this Thursday afternoon from 4 to 6 featuring the father-son duo Eddie and Josh Coffey. The Coffeys are band members of Bawn in the Mash, The Wheelhouse Rousters, the Solid Rock-it Boosters, and other local ensembles. The program is free and open to the public. 

The Murray State University Department of Music holds a guest artist recital by guitarist Dr. Stephen Mattingly, assistant professor of music at the University of Louisville. The free recital is tomorrow night at 7:30 in the Performing Arts Hall.

The Sigma Department of the Murray Woman’s Club holds its Spring Style Show this Sunday afternoon from 3 to 4:30 at the clubhouse. The show features items from local stores and boutiques, and the event includes door prizes and a dessert plate. Tickets are available at the door, with proceeds benefiting Special Olympics.

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