Datebook

West Kentucky Community and Technical College holds the Kentucky Crafts Beverage Conference this Thursday night from 6 to 9 in Crounse Hall. The conference is free and open to the public and features information on opening a brewery and the production of hops within the region. 

Adam Day gives a poetry reading this Thursday night at 7:30 at the Clara M. Eagle Gallery, located on the sixth floor of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building of Murray State University. Day is the author of Model of a City in Civil War and is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships. 

The 14th Annual Mardi Gras & All That Jazz event benefiting the Lourdes Foundation is set for Tuesday, February 9, from 6-9 p.m. at the Julian Carroll Convention Center in downtown Paducah. The event includes food and drink from the region's restaurants, entertainment by Lew Jetton & 61 South, and a live auction of artwork by Bill Ford. Reservations are available at the Lourdes website.

Warming centers are available in McCracken County for individuals and families without shelter. The Paducah Community Kitchen is open 24/7 when temperatures are below 20 degrees, or from 5:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. when temperatures are 40 degrees or lower. The Paducah Community Kitchen is located at 1237 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Dinner and breakfast are available.

Warming centers are available in Calloway County for individuals and families without shelter. An overnight center is available from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, located at 1620 West Main Street. A daytime center is available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Murray Family Church, located at 411 Maple Street. The Calloway County Public Library and Murray-Calloway County Hospital are also available.

The McCracken County Cooperative Extension Service hosts a program on communicating with people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia Thursday afternoon from 4 to 6. The program is designed for family caregivers. Learn communication strategies for each stage of the disease. Pre-registration is required.

The Murray-Calloway County Warming Center is open each night through February 28. Individuals and families needing a warm place to stay overnight can come to St. John's Episcopal Church before 9 p.m. The church is located at 1620 Main Street in Murray.

The annual Teen Spirit Exhibition opens this Sunday afternoon at the Yeiser Art Center. There’s an opening reception from 2 to 4, and the exhibit remains on display through January 30. The show features 151 pieces by area high school artists. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 5. 

The Winter Wonderland Health Fair for Senior Adults is tomorrow morning from 8:30 to 11:30 at the Robert Cherry Civic Center in Paducah. The event features twenty different free health screenings plus door prizes, refreshments, booths, and more. It’s sponsored by the Paducah Senior Center, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, and Senior Medicare Patrol. 

Market House Theatre presents Michael Healey's play "The Drawer Boy" starting tomorrow night. The play is about the lifelong friendship of Morgan and Angus, two boys who grew up in Canada in the 1920s. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30, with a 2:30 Sunday matinee. 

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