The McCracken County Public Library celebrates the start of its 2014 Summer Reading Program with a block party this Thursday night. The band Gideon's Rifle performs from 6-9 p.m. in Dolly McNutt Plaza. Attendees are entered in a drawing to win a Kindle Fire. The library provides popcorn, ice pops, and drinks. For more information, visit mclib.net.
Murray Calloway County parks offer Red Cross-authorized swimming lessons this summer. Session dates are June 9-13, June 16-20, June 23-27, and July 7-11. Registration is $55 for each swimmer and sessions are filled on a first-come basis. To register, call (270) 762-0325 or stop by the parks office.
National Trails Day Volunteer Work Day canceled: Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area has canceled the volunteer work day slated for Saturday, June 7, on the Hillman Heritage National Recreation Trail. To celebrate National Trails Day, the Nature Station staff-led hike on Long Creek Trail will go forward as planned at 11am. June 7 on Long Creek Trail is an accessible, paved ½ mile trail. Nature Station staff will introduce visitors to the many ecosystems along the trail and within Woodlands Nature Watch Area.
In celebration of National Trails Day, Land Between the Lakes invites the public to help with trail maintenance this Saturday at Hillman Heritage National Recreation Trail. Meet at the Hillman Ferry Campground gatehouse at 9 a.m. for a tailgate safety briefing. Bring lunch and drinking water and dress appropriately. The Forest Service provides all tools and equipment. For more information, call (800) 455-5897.
Any child 18 or younger in the Paducah area can eat breakfast between 7 and 8 a.m. and lunch between 10 and 11 a.m. at no charge weekdays through July 31. The meals are served at Lone Oak Intermediate and Reidland, Farley, Heath, and Hendron Lone Oak elementary schools.
Baptist Health Paducah's third Spokes for Strokes bike tour is this Saturday. The event raises stroke awareness along with funds for life-saving technologies and expanded stroke care services. Registration is available in advance at active.com. On-site registration starts at 7 at the Baptist Health Imaging Center and the ride starts at 8. For more information, call (270) 575-2851.
Easter Seals West Kentucky Child Development Center and The Lily Pad are currently enrolling children of all abilities, including medically fragile children, between the ages of 6 weeks through 12 years. RNs are on staff. For more information, visit eswky.easterseals.com or call (270) 444-9687.
A series of photographic self-portraits by Stacy Michelle Frett are on display at the Murray Art Guild Gallery. The exhibition includes 23 photographs created with several different cameras. There’s a closing reception for the artist tomorrow night from 6-8. The public is invited to attend.
The Kentucky State Police and Four Rivers Harley Davidson host a motorcycle safety day tomorrow from 10 to 2 at Four Rivers Harley Davidson in Paducah. Hopkinsville Police Department members demonstrate riding skills, and KSP, PHI, and Air Evac have booths set up to help promote motorcycle safety awareness.