11:41 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Datebook: August 15 - Julia Child Turns 100

Julia Child turns 100!  Child brought French cuisine to the American public with her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her TV show The French Chef. Here's a great conversation about her on today's Diane Rehm Show. Bon Appetit!

It’s Wednesday, August 15

The Yeiser Art Center in Paducah presents “A Feeble Armada,” an exhibit by Southern Indiana artist Rob Millard-Mendez.  Eleven boat sculptures are constructed from both traditional materials and more playful elements such as mousetraps, dice, and coins. The exhibit opens with a reception Saturday night from 5 to 7, and is then on display during regular museum hours through September 22.  See more

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9:30 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Datebook: August 14 - Gary Larson Turns 62, Steve Martin Turns 67

We love 'em both! Almost everyone at some point has had (or wanted)  a Far Side calendar designed by one Gary Larson, and we've all laughed at Steve Martin's absurdist charm. Martin once said, "What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them  puke."

It’s Tuesday, August 14

The Special Olympics holds bowling signups Thursday at 6PM at the Murray Central Park Courthouse Pavilion. New athletes ages 8 to adult, peers who partner with an athlete in competition, and volunteers are welcome. Activities will also include games and food. Sign up to bring a dessert or side dish, if possible. RSVP to 293-9054.

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11:56 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Datebook: August 13 - King Louis XVI Declared an Enemy of the People 220 Years Ago

Louis the 16th had the misfortune of being king around the time the French had enough of absolute monarchy. His assistance in the American Revolution and a series of domestic reforms led France into a financial crisis which erupted into the French Revolution. As a result, Louis was arrested and executed by guillotine - the only French king ever to be executed.

It’s Monday, August 13

The Humane Society of Calloway County is currently accepting submissions for the 2013 Pet Calendar.  Twelve photos are selected for special “Pet of the Month” placement, but every photo submitted appears on a date square.  The cost is a $25 donation for the first photo and $10 for each additional photo.  The deadline is August 31.  Call 759-1884 or drop by the Humane Society office for more information.

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11:51 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Datebook: August 10 - Son of Sam Arrested 35 Years Ago

David Berkowitz, also known as the Son of Sam, was a serial killer in New York City from July 1976 to August 1977. He confessed to killing six and wounding several others after having been commanded by a demon that possessed his neighbor's dog. He later claimed that he was part of a cult that did the killings and so the case remains open.

It’s Friday, August 10

There’s an outdoor movie tonight at Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis.  The film is “The Man From Snowy River,” rated PG.  Bring your own chairs or ground blankets.  Admission is free, and the movie starts at 8PM. 

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10:55 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Datebook: August 9 - Betty Boop Debuts 82 Years Ago

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One of the most popular cartoon characters in the world, Betty Boop made her debut in Dizzy Dishes on this day in 1932, created by Max Fleischer. She was the first sex symbol on the animated screen, styled after Clara Bow and Helen Kane. Boop-oop-a-doop!

It’s Thursday, August 9

The Paducah Parks Services Neighborhood After School Program starts Monday at the Paducah Recreation Center.  The free program lasts from 3:15 to 6PM Monday through Friday and is available to children enrolled in kindergarten through grade 5.  To register, call 444-8508.

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9:20 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Datebook: August 8 - The Beatles Walk Across Abbey Road 43 Years Ago

On this day in 1969, photographer Iain Macmillan snapped a photo of the Beatles on a zebra crossing in London, which would become the cover of the album Abbey Road, one of the most famous album covers in recording history.

It’s Wednesday, August 8.

Market House Theatre presents a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre event called “The Pajama Party Murders.”  The show runs tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday nights with doors opening at 6:30.  Dinner is provided by A Pampered Palate.  Tickets are $35.  Reserve seating by calling 444-6828.

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9:30 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Datebook: August 3 - Columbus Sets Sail 520 Years Ago

Columbus' map. No use stopping to ask for directions.
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On the evening of August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos de la Frontera aboard the Santa Maria with the intent landing in Asia, thereby creating new ports of trade while proving the world was round. Only no one knew what lay beyond the horizon. Perhaps we'll find out in a Datebook in October. 

It’s Friday, August 3

Murray Preschool, Head Start, and Early Head Start hold registration for the 2012-2013 school year Thursday from 8 to 3. Registration for children ages four and under will be held on the first floor of Alexander Hall, located on North 16th Street. For more information, call 809-3262.

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10:12 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Datebook: August 2 - Positrons Discovered 80 Years Ago

Today's event is particularly positive! On this day in 1932, Carl D. Anderson discovered the positron (counterpart to the electron), for which he won the Nobel Peace Prize for Physics. The consequences of this discovery would later be explored by Isaac Asimov. What could go wrong?

It’s Thursday, August 2

There’s a Dive-In Movie tomorrow night at the Noble Park Pool in Paducah.  The featured film is “The Goonies,” rated PG.  The pool opens at 8, and the film starts at dusk.  Admission is $1 per person, and concessions are available for purchase. 

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10:52 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Datebook: August 1 - Jerry Garcia Turns 70

Happy birthday to Jerry Garcia (1942-1995). He was best known as the leader of Grateful Dead for over three decades. Rolling Stones ranked him the 13th Greatest Guitarist of All Time. But he really achieved greatness in 1987, when Ben & Jerry's came out with Cherry Garcia.

It’s Wednesday, August 1

Starfish Orphan Ministries holds a general public meeting Sunday afternoon at 2.  Everyone is welcome to learn about local volunteer opportunities, upcoming mission trips, and other ways to help orphaned children.  The meeting will be held at the Starfish office, located at 1000 Broadway in Paducah.

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10:34 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Datebook: July 30 - Flowers and Trees Released 80 Years Ago

Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees was released on this day in 1932, becoming the first commercially released film to be produced in full-color, three-strip Technicolor. The short was a commercial and critical success, winning the first Academy Award for Animated Short Subjects. Additionally, moviegoers learned that when no one is around, trees do calisthenics. 

It’s Monday, July 30

Lake Barkley State Resort Park hosts “History & Humor, Hummin’ & Strummin’ 2012” Wednesday evening from 6 to 10.  The free outdoor event features four Chautauqua performances.  Actors portray Colonel Harland Sanders; Mary Settles, the last Shaker at Pleasant Hill; abolitionist John G. Fee; and Private William Greathouse, a soldier in the War of 1812. 

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