West Kentucky Community and Technical College hosts a five-week photography class led by Jim Ethridge Tuesdays from 6-8 beginning tomorrow night in the Emerging Technology Center. The cost for the five classes is $90. Participants are encouraged to bring any kind of camera. Call (270) 534-3335 to register.
The Baptist Health Paducah Arthritis Support Group meets Monday from noon to 1 in the Baptist Heart Center conference room. The group provides support for people living with arthritis. Call (270) 575-2721 for more information.
Tomorrow’s the deadline for nonprofits to apply for one of several $1000 grants through the Community Foundation of West Kentucky, Inc. Areas of focus include community arts, children’s programs, educational attainment, social services, health awareness, and community improvement. Applications are available at cfwestky.com.
Active Minds, an MSU student organization dedicated to changing the conversation about mental health, holds its second annual Stress OUT event Friday night from 7 to 10 in the Curris Center Small Ballroom. The event includes stress-relieving activities such as crafts, live music, a relaxation session, and a Tai Chi lesson. Snacks are provided.
The Garden Department of the Murray Woman's Club sponsors a Floral Show, Iris Color Show, plant sale, and luncheon on Thursday. Registration starts at 9, judging starts at 10, voting and viewing starts at 11, and a luncheon starts at 11:30. $10 tickets for the luncheon are available at (270) 227-2355. Proceeds sponsor MSU horticulture student scholarships.
The Paducah/McCracken Town Hall Meeting 2014 is titled "Not My Child: A Community Discussion about Underage Drinking." The meeting is tonight from 7 to 8 in the Baptist Health Heart Center Auditorium. The public is invited to attend.
The Second Ever 5K9 Dog Walk is Saturday morning at 10 at Kess Creek Park. The event is a fundraiser for the Graves County Animal Shelter. The registration fee is $20 per dog, which includes a bandana, treats, and cleanup bags. For more information, contact Janie Daugherty at (901) 921-3537.
The Murray State University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band present their final concert of the spring semester tomorrow night at 7:30 in Lovett Auditorium. The program includes works by Wagner, Dvorak, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Clifton Williams, Fred J. Allen, and Todd Stalter. Admission is free.
The McCracken County Public Library presents "Quilt Art: Examining the Narrative in Kentucky Quilts" Thursday night at 7 as part of its Evenings Upstairs series. The program is presented by Dr. Pearlie Johnson, Professor of Pan-African Studies and Art History at the University of Louisville. The event is free and open to the public.
The Hopkins County - Madisonville Public Library’s 9th Annual Silent Auction continues through Wednesday at 5 p.m. Items up for bid include patio furniture, water fountains, books, gift cards, and more. The library is located in Parkway Plaza Mall. For more information, call 270-825-2680.