The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County hosts A Day With Trains this Saturday and next Saturday from 10 to 3. Watch as conductors run five trains on two elaborate model train layouts. Also, make a craft to take home at the winter fun craft table. The museum is at 217 East 9th Street in Hopkinsville.
Santa Claus visits Paducah this weekend to find out if local children have been naughty or nice and to listen to Christmas wishes. He’ll be in his house at the corner of 2nd and Broadway on Friday from 4 to 7, Saturday from 10 to 5, and Sunday from 1 to 4. Cameras are welcome and admission is free.
Douglas Van Fleet directs a musical presentation of Handel's "Messiah" Saturday night at 7. Rehearsals are tomorrow and Friday at 7 in the Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church sanctuary. Musicians interested in singing should call (270) 564-8249. There is no admission charge for the performance, and the audience is invited to sing along with the choir and the orchestra on all the choruses.
Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah presents "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday nights. It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. For showtimes and ticket information, visit maidenalleycinema.org.
The Sigma Department of the Murray Woman's Club hosts Breakfast With Santa this Saturday morning from 9 to 11 at the clubhouse, 704 Vine Street. The event includes food, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, games, crafts and more. The cost is $6 per person, with proceeds supporting local charities.
The Pennyrile Grandparent Support Group holds its regular monthly meeting this Wednesday morning at 10 at the Pennyrile Area Development District office in Hopkinsville. For more information, call Miranda Hunt at 270-886-9484.
Today’s the last day to enter the Hopkinsville 2013 Holiday Decorations Contest, which recognizes Hopkinsville residents and businesses whose decorations demonstrate community pride and holiday spirit. To submit a nomination, call the City of Hopkinsville at 270-890-0200.
An Alzheimer’s Association workshop titled “Know the 10 Signs” is set for Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center. The interactive workshop includes video clips and facts about Alzheimer’s. Registration is required with a cost of $15 for professionals and a suggested donation of $5 for family caregivers. To register, call 1-800-272-3900.