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The Murray State Women's Center celebrates International Women's Day tomorrow from 11 to 1 in the Curris Center Dance Lounge. For a donation of any amount, participants can make a macramé bracelet while hearing about the educational barriers that girls around the world face when seeking a basic education. Donations benefit Circle of Sisterhood, which works to fund projects around the globe that make education accessible to women and girls. 

The Murray Art Guild presents a printmaking exhibition of work inspired by social activist, feminist theorist, artist, and native Kentuckian bell hooks. The exhibit remains on display through April 1st, and there's an opening reception tonight from 5 to 7 with readings at 5:30.

A representative from the National Endowment for the Arts presents an interactive workshop about the availability of federal grants for the arts tomorrow morning at 9 at the Paducah Commerce Center. The workshop is geared towards non-profit organizations, but anyone interested in learning more is welcome. Registration information available by contacting the Paducah Chamber. 

The Rivertown Reading Series presents poets Jon Tribble and Allison Joseph this Saturday evening at 7 at the Ruth Baggett Gallery in Paducah. Both authors serve as editors of the Crab Orchard Review at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and have written numerous works of poetry. Admission is free. 

The Paducah School of Art and Design hosts its inaugural National Sculpture Invitational at the Clemens Fine Arts Center. The exhibit features contemporary work in the sculpture discipline by leading artists from around the country. There’s an opening reception this Thursday night from 5 to 7, and the exhibit remains on display through April 7th. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 to 4. 

The American Red Cross holds a blood drive Wednesday from 1 to 5 at Lake City Baptist Church in Grand Rivers. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 lbs, and be in general good health. More information at redcrossblood.org

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra presents its “Made In America” concert this Sunday afternoon at 3 at Broadway United Methodist Church. The concert features American hymns and new works performed by the PSO Adult, Children’s, and Youth choruses as well as the Murray State University Concert Choir. Tickets available at the door. 

The Challenger Learning Center of Paducah holds a Trivia Night tomorrow at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. The format consists of ten rounds of ten questions, with prizes awarded to the top three teams. Light snacks and drinks provided. Doors open at 6:15, and trivia begins at 7. Contact the Challenger Learning Center to preregister. 

Murray’s Cheri Theatre holds a special screening this Thursday night at 7:30 celebrating two films made in Calloway County, “5 Dollars” and “Jess+Moss.” The screening honors the five-year anniversary of their Sundance Film Festival premiere. There’s an after-party with filmmaker Clay Jeter and lead and local actors, plus a question and answer session. 

First United Methodist Church in Hopkinsville holds the first concert in its Main St. Sacred Arts Series tomorrow at noon. Dr. Diane Earle, classical pianist and professor of music at Kentucky Wesleyan, performs works by Chopin and Debussy. Admission is free.

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