As part of its Evenings Upstairs series, the McCracken County Public Library presents “Paducah’s Native Baseball Team: A History of Minor League Baseball in Paducah” this Thursday night at 7. The speaker is Randy Morgan, author and baseball historian. The program is free and open to the public. Details at

The American Red Cross holds a blood drive this Thursday afternoon from 12:30 to 5:30 at First Presbyterian Church in Murray. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in general good health. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit

The Murray Kids Against Hunger Association holds a mac & cheese packaging session this Saturday. Volunteers of all ages are needed for one of two shifts, 9 to 11 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is held at Stahler Farm on HWY 121 South. For more information or to sign up for a shift, call (270) 753-1492. 

Market House Theatre holds a fundraiser party this Friday night at 6:30 at the Walker Hall Events Center in Paducah. The party includes food, music, prizes, games, dancing, and a live auction. Costumes are welcome. For more information, visit

The Calloway County Film Burners' Photo Expo is on display through Saturday at the Robert O. Miller Center in Murray. The photography exhibit can be viewed at the center during its regular hours Monday through Friday. A "Friends and Family Reception" is Saturday from 3 to 5. More information at the Film Burners’ Facebook page. 

The Murray community is invited to National Night Out tomorrow evening from 7 to 9 at Chestnut Park in Murray. The celebration of community spirit and public safety features representatives from the Murray Police Department, Murray Fire Department, Calloway County Fire-Rescue, Kentucky State Police, American Red Cross, Murray Electric, and others. The block party atmosphere includes prizes, games, and refreshments.

The annual Trigg County Between the Rivers Homecoming is this Sunday at the Fenton pavilion. All former residents, relatives, and friends are invited. Those attending should bring food, beverages, lawn chairs, and any other picnic or recreation items. For more information, call (270) 522-3956.

Wrangler's Riding Club holds a horse show this Saturday night at 6. Events include pony lead line, show classes, horseback games, and speed events. The complete show bill is available on Facebook. Spectator admission is free. For more information, call (270) 339-0223. 

Paducah holds its annual Emancipation Celebration Parade this Saturday morning at 11. The parade starts at Washington Street, travels along Walter Jetton Boulevard, and finishes at Robert Coleman Park, where festivities and vendors are set up throughout the afternoon. The theme for this year’s celebration is Paducah’s Black History – Sports and Entertainment. 

The Hotel Metropolitan in Paducah hosts a fish fry this Friday starting at 11 a.m. The menu features fish, white beans, slaw, cornbread, and homemade chow-chow. The Wheelhouse Rousters perform live music from 5 to 6:30. Orders can be called in at (270) 994-1783.