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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. 

As part of the McCracken County Master Gardeners’ Toolbox Series, beekeeper Jim Gould presents a program on the importance of honeybees as a pollinator of food crops. He also speaks on how to become a beekeeper. The presentation is tomorrow night at 5 at the McCracken County Cooperative Extension Office. Admission is free and open to all. 

The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office continues its pet food drive benefiting the Hopkins County Humane Society. Drop off unopened bags or cans of cat or dog food Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through August 14. 

The annual international juried photography exhibit “Art Through the Lens” remains on display through Saturday at the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah. Admission to the exhibit is free. The Yeiser is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 5 and Sunday from noon to 4. For more information, visit theyeiser.org

As part of the Jackson Purchase Foundation's Summer Conservation Series, the Murray State University Expo Center hosts a free Healthy Soils workshop and Backyard Conservation workshop this Friday from 9 to noon. Learn how to make the soils in your yard healthy and fertilize correctly to prevent pollution. Pre-register at jpf.org

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