The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes hosts Christmas in 1850 this Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4 at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. The afternoon’s events include visiting Santa Claus, making traditional Christmas decorations, tasting homemade Christmas treats, singing carols, and more. Photos with Santa are welcome. 

The University of Tennessee at Martin hosts its 12th Annual Empty Bowls event tomorrow from 11 to 1 at the Fine Arts Building Little Theatre. Guests receive a handmade bowl and soup lunch in exchange for donations. Proceeds support the hunger relief efforts of We Care Inc. 

Murray State University's Animal Health Technology/Pre-Veterinary Club and the Humane Society of Calloway County host a Doggie Day Spa and Pet ID Clinic this Saturday from 9 to 3 at the Carman Animal Health Center on College Farm Road. Services available include microchipping, dog baths, ear cleaning, nail trimming, custom ID tags, and dog DNA tests. Proof of rabies vaccination is required. 

The Murray Art Guild holds its annual Holiday Sale this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Robert O. Miller Conference Center. The annual event includes ceramics, jewelry, quilts, book arts, fiber arts, graphic design posters, woodwork, and more by over twenty artists and craftsmen. Sale hours are Friday from 4 to 7, Saturday from 8 to 4, and Sunday from noon to 4. 

The Murray State University Department of Theatre presents "Curtains!" When the supremely untalented star of a musical production is murdered during her opening night curtain call, it is up to a police detective moonlighting as a musical theater fan to save the show, solve the case, and maybe even find love before the show reopens without getting killed himself. Shows are this Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:30 in Johnson Theatre. 

The Murray State University departments of history and student affairs present the 6th Annual ROOTS Music Concert tomorrow night at 7:30 in Lovett Auditorium. The concert features world music and gypsy jazz by the Gypsy Hombres, contemporary bluegrass by the Vickie Vaughn Band, and eclectic music from Emily Duff and Friends. Admission is free, with canned good donations for Need Line accepted. Doors open at 7. 

An art installation titled “ONE COMMUNITY, one life” opens this Sunday afternoon at 3 at the Pinecone Gallery in Paducah. The installation is a collection of life masks of people of all ages, from 3 ½ to 99. The installation remains on display at the gallery until May 31st. 

The Rotary Club of Murray hosts the Tom Rushing Memorial Ham Breakfast Saturday morning from 7 to 10 at the Murray Middle School Cafeteria. The menu includes country ham, sausage, biscuits, gravy, fruit, pastries, coffee, milk, and orange juice. Tickets are available at the door. Proceeds benefit local Rotary Club community projects. 

he Murray State University Jazz Band and the Murray State University Jazz Orchestra present a fall concert tonight at 7:30 at Lovett Auditorium. The Blue and Gold Jazz Combos also perform. Guest directors are Dr. Roger E. Reichmuth, John E. Fannin, and Dennis L. Johnson. Admission is free. 

Lari Gibbons is a Visiting Artist in Printmaking for the MSU Department of Art & Design. She gives a public lecture about her work tomorrow evening at 5 in room 631 of the Doyle Fine Arts Building at Murray State University. The lecture is free and open to the public.