Ink Makes Noise is a live performance art collaboration between Paul Lorenz and Todd Birdsong, to be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 at the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah. During the action and audio based performance, Birdsong records and amplifies the sound of painting made by Lorenz's brushes and ink on rice paper. The event is free and open to the public. Details at

Paducah Cooperative Ministry seeks donations for its food pantry to help with its emergency food assistance program. Items needed include peanut butter, ramen noodles, meals in a can, rice, instant potatoes, individually packaged items, saltine crackers, baby formula, baby food, and diapers. Bring donations to 402 Legion Drive, Paducah. For more information, call (270) 442-6795.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College invites kids ages 9 to 13 to participate in an eight-week program teaching basic coding and computer programming. The Junior STEAM Innovative Club meets selected Thursdays at 4 beginning tomorrow. The club is limited to the first twenty students who sign up. To register, call (270) 534-3335. 

The Christian County Agri-Business Association and the Christian County Chamber of Commerce host a "Meet the Ag Commissioner Candidates Forum" Thursday at 5:30 at the Christian County Cooperative Extension Office. Agriculture Commissioner candidates address the future of Kentucky agriculture. A question-and-answer session is scheduled at the end of the program. RSVP at (270) 885-9096. 

The Alzheimer's Support Group holds a regular monthly meeting tomorrow morning at 10 at the Pennyrile Area Development District office in Hopkinsville. For more information, contact Bruce Carver at (270) 886-9484. 

The 10th Annual Heart and Soul Art Auction is set for Friday, September 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Walker Hall in Paducah. The event includes a live auction, silent auction, music, and food, with proceeds benefiting Easter Seals West Kentucky. Advance tickets available at (270) 444-9687. 

The 40th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival at Grand Rivers is this Saturday through Monday at Little Lake Park. The festival features nearly one hundred craft booths and artisans from seven states. Handcrafted items available include floral arrangements, baskets, honey, soaps, furniture, pottery, stained glass, and more. Admission benefits Kentucky’s Western Waterland. 

The Great Rivers Group of the Sierra Club meets tonight from 7 to 8:30 in Murray State University Biology Building room 1119. The agenda includes discussion of the fall schedule, a special event on alternative energy, canoeing and hiking outings, the annual local food dinner, and the statewide meeting. For more information, contact George at (270) 753-8910. 

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.