Today’s the deadline for artists to submit work for inclusion in the Kentucky Arts Council’s “This is 50” visual art exhibit. The exhibit celebrates the arts council’s 50th anniversary and is displayed during Kentucky Crafted: The Market. Each artist can submit up to two entries. More information on the Kentucky Arts Council website

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County host “Edgar Cayce 101” tomorrow from 10:30 to noon at the Pennyroyal Area Museum. The event features a discussion about Cayce’s readings on diet and exercise, healing, and prayer and meditation. The event is free and open to the public. 

Playhouse in the Park presents Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at 7 and Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Based on the classic animated film, the musical features a beautiful young mermaid who makes a bargain with an evil sea witch in order to pursue a human prince. The show is directed by Brad Brauser. 

Murray Main Street holds a Trivia Night on Friday, February 19, at the Murray Banquet Center. Doors open at 6 p.m., and play begins at 6:30 p.m. The format is teams of eight competing in seven rounds of ten questions, with cash prizes and door prizes awarded. Dinner is included, and a cash bar will be available. 

West Kentucky Community and Technical College holds a panel discussion titled “Real-life Reflections of the River” Tuesday night at 6:30 in the college’s Matheson Library. Panelists include Kat Russell, Hawkins Teague, DeWayne Visser, and Eli Stewart. The discussion is based on the WKCTC One Book Read of “Saints at the River” by Ron Rash. The event is free and open to the public. 

Market House Theatre holds Comedy Club, an alternative Saturday night entertainment for grades 6 through 12. Area teens participate in sketch comedy, fast-paced games, and think-on-your-feet situations. The first event is this Saturday night from 7:30 to 10 at the Studio Theatre. Pre-registration is required. 

The American Red Cross has announced an urgent need for blood and platelet donations. There’s a blood drive this Friday afternoon from 1:30 to 6:30 in the Murray Middle School gym. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in general good health. More information at

West Kentucky Community and Technical College holds the Kentucky Crafts Beverage Conference this Thursday night from 6 to 9 in Crounse Hall. The conference is free and open to the public and features information on opening a brewery and the production of hops within the region. 

Adam Day gives a poetry reading this Thursday night at 7:30 at the Clara M. Eagle Gallery, located on the sixth floor of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building of Murray State University. Day is the author of Model of a City in Civil War and is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships. 

The 14th Annual Mardi Gras & All That Jazz event benefiting the Lourdes Foundation is set for Tuesday, February 9, from 6-9 p.m. at the Julian Carroll Convention Center in downtown Paducah. The event includes food and drink from the region's restaurants, entertainment by Lew Jetton & 61 South, and a live auction of artwork by Bill Ford. Reservations are available at the Lourdes website.