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. 

The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts presents “Social Media and the Pursuit of Happiness” tomorrow morning at 11. Mike Austin, professor of philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University, discusses the pros and cons of social media from a moral and psychological point of view, and offers some practical advice for using social media in a way that supports, rather than undermines, the pursuit of happiness. 

The Friends of the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library hold the first installment of the community-wide Brown Bag Book Club tomorrow from noon to 1 at the library. The guest speaker is author Phillip Van Hooser. The event is free and open to the public. 

The 104th Make a Difference Day is tomorrow from 9 to 1 at Murray State’s Roy Stewart Stadium. Items collected include paper, cardboard, eyeglasses, aluminum cans, cell phones, ink jet cartridges, clothes, shoes, prescription drugs, glass, motor oil, books, sports gear, wheelchairs, walkers, and e-scrap. 

Market House Theatre hosts a new trimester of Footlights beginning this Saturday. The four youth acting troupes for pre-K through 12th grade meet on Saturday mornings for 60-minute sessions to expand performance and interpersonal skills. There are also two tech classes focusing on scenic design, model making, scenic painting, sound, and lighting for grades 6-12. Pre-registration is required. 

The Murray State University MFA Program presents a reading by poet Mark Jarman this Saturday night at 7:30 in the Clara Eagle Gallery, located on the sixth floor of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building. Jarman taught at Murray from 1980 to 1983 and is presently Centennial Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. His honors include a Guggenheim fellowship in poetry as well as numerous awards. A book signing and reception follows the reading.