The Murray Art Guild has scheduled Empty Bowls work days on August 19th and September 18th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Individuals or small groups can sign up to help make clay bowls for the October 17th Empty Bowls dinner. No previous clay experience is required. FOr more information, contact the guild at 270-753-4059.
The 97th Make A Difference Day is tomorrow from 9 to 1 at Roy Stewart Stadium on the campus of Murray State. Items accepted include paper, cardboard, eyeglasses, aluminum cans, cell phones, ink jet cartridges, clothes, shoes, prescription drugs, plastics, tin cans, glass, used motor oil, and books. Also, the shredder is on site for disposal of up to 50 pounds of personal documents per person.
The Lily Pad at Easter Seals West Kentucky, a medically-based childcare facility, is currently accepting referrals. The program is Medicaid-based but also accepts private insurance. It gives caregivers of medically fragile children the ability to work or attend school during the hours the children are enrolled. For more information, call (270) 444-9687.
The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission hosts a screening of the award-winning documentary "Bringing It Home" as well as a question-and-answer session with film director Linda Booker this Saturday night at 7 at the Alhambra Theater in Hopkinsville. Admission is free. For more information about the film, visit bringingithomemovie.com.
The McCracken County Public Library features guest speaker Dennis Biddle and a theatrical presentation by Dick Usher Thursday night from 6 to 8 as part of its Evenings Upstairs series. Biddle is a former Negro League baseball pitcher, and Usher portrays Pee Wee Reese. For more information, visit mclib.net.
Jeff Speck, the author of Walkable City, gives a free public lecture this Thursday night at 6:30 at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah. Speck is a city planner who advocates for smart growth and sustainable design. Seating is limited. To register, contact the Paducah Department of Planning at (270) 444-8690.
There’s an AARP Safe Driving Class Wednesday morning from 8 to 12:30 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital Center for Health and Wellness. Kentucky insurances offer a discount to those who complete the class. Pre-registration is required. For more information on cost and age requirements, call (270) 762-1348.
The Murray Fire Department’s Storm Shelter Registration program is underway. The voluntary program helps emergency personnel know where to search if storms severely damage your home. Find registration forms at murrayky.gov.
The annual homecoming for former residents of the area now known as Land Between the Lakes is set for Sunday, August 10, at Fenton. All former residents, relatives, and friends are invited. Restrooms, picnic tables, grills, and drinking water provided; bring food, beverages, and lawn chairs. For more information, call (270) 522-3956.
The Hot August 5K is set for Saturday, August 9, at 7:30 a.m. Kenlake State Resort Park. The Hot August 5K is the first in a series of five state park footraces in Western Kentucky. Runners participating in all five races have a chance to capture the overall championship based on a point system. Registration information at parks.ky.gov.