Special Olympics basketball signups are this Thursday night at 6 at the First United Methodist Church gym in Murray. Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports training program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Athletes ages 8 and up of all skill levels are needed. Volunteers are also invited to attend the event.
The Water Valley Masonic Lodge hosts a Fall Festival tomorrow evening starting at 5. The free family-friendly event includes food, fire trucks, a hay ride, an outdoor movie, and more. The lodge is located on HWY 45 in Water Valley.
The Friends of the W.G. Rhea Library Large Annual Book Sale continues through this Saturday. Hours are today and tomorrow from 9 to 4 and Saturday from 9 to 2. Over 13,600 books are available for purchase, with discounts offered to Friends of the Library members. The sale is held at 400 West Washington Street in Paris.
Chess players in grades K-12 are invited to attend a free USCF Membership Tournament this Saturday at the MSU Crisp Center in Paducah. Every participant’s USCF membership fee will be paid. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and the first round starts at 9. Entry fees and registration information at westkychess.com/tournaments.
The Kentucky Arts Council has opened registration for the 2016 season of Poetry Out Loud, a poetry recitation contest. Students analyze and interpret poetry and perform the poems on stage. Schools must register before October 15 to be eligible for the 2016 competition. The state winner's school receives a stipend for the purchase of poetry books. For more information, call (502) 564-3757, ext. 486.
It’s Monday, October 5. Bead artist Rosemary Kandt offers a Paper Bead Workshop this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants learn the basics as well as some more complex techniques while creating different styles and shapes of beads. The workshop is designed for teens and adults. No experience is necessary, and all materials are provided. Register by calling (270) 753-4059.
Special Olympics Kentucky presents “Scramble for the Plunge” this Saturday morning at 8 at the Kentucky Dam Golf Course. The format is a four person scramble with all proceeds going to Marshall/Calloway Special Olympics. To register, call (270) 362-8658.
The Friends of the Rhea Library in Paris hold a Salad Spectacular Lunch Friday from 11 to 1:30 at Grace Episcopal Church. Dine-in and takeout options are available. Purchase tickets at the Rhea Public Library and other local businesses. Proceeds benefit the library.
The Paducah Symphony Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony Saturday night at 7:30 at the Carson Center. The concert also features Barber's Symphony No. 1 and Saint-Saens's Cello Concerto No. 1 with guest artist Wesley Skinner, winner of the 2015 Young Artist Competition. Tickets available at paducahsymphony.org.
Special Olympics Kentucky presents "Scramble for the Plunge" this Saturday morning at 8 at the Kentucky Dam Golf Course. The format is a four person scramble with all proceeds going to Marshall/Calloway Special Olympics. To register, call (270) 362-8658.