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The Kentucky Division of Forestry has tree seedlings available. Trees may be purchased individually for $5 each, a bundle of 10 may be purchased for $30, and a bundle of 100 may be purchased for $38. For more information or order forms, visit a local cooperative extension office or call 800-866-0555.


The Mayfield-Graves County Food Pantry and Faith Tabernacle Food Ministry in Metropolis are participating in the Feinstein Challenge through April. During this time, food and money donated to the organizations can be applied to the Feinstein Challenge, a matching program that provides one million dollars nationwide to food pantries. To contact Mayfield-Graves County Food Pantry, call 270-247-6333. To contact Faith Tabernacle Food Ministry, call (618) 524-4229.


Land Between the Lakes is holding activities for homeschooled students through the month of April. The Golden Pond Planetarium hosts programs at 10:00 a.m. daily, The Homeplace offers programs beginning at 2:00 p.m. each Wednesday, and the Nature Station offers a program each weekday at 2:30 p.m. The Nature Station will also hold its annual Homeschooler’s Day Friday, April 25, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information, call 270-924-2000 or 800-252-7077 or visit the website


Kentucky State Parks are offering a weekday camping deal through May to allow campers to pay for one night and get the second night free Sunday through Thursday. To get the discount, campers need to make reservations by visiting the website and using the promotion code SPRING14. The offer runs through May 22.


HORSES, Inc. is looking for volunteers ages 10-13 for the Junior Volunteer Program. Students involved in this community service opportunity assist adults with preparing for classes offered by the organization. For more information, call 270-408-1520 and leave a message if necessary.


Marcella’s Kitchen, located at 242 Griggstown Road in Benton, Kentucky, offers home-cooked meals at no cost Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. each day. A bus ministry is available, with the following schedule:


Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - 10:30 a.m. Calvert City United Methodist Church

                                                        10:40 a.m.  Calvert City Apartments

                                                        11:10 a.m.  Sharpe Missionary Baptist Church

                                                        11:25 a.m.  First Baptist Church of Gilbertsville

                                                        11:30 a.m.  Allendale Apartments

                                                        11:30 a.m.  Sharpe Baptist Church in Old Gilbertsville area

Monday through Saturday -              12:00 p.m.  New Bethel Baptist Church in Benton

                                                        12:10 p.m.  Walnut Street Baptist Church

                                                        12:15 p.m.  Walnut Street Apartments 


Court Appointed Special Advocates of United Way in Calloway County is actively seeking volunteers so that children who have been abandoned, neglected, or abused can have an adult voice in court. The program includes training which requires participants to become familiar with courtroom procedures and circumstances of assigned cases so that evaluation and recommendations that are in the best interest of the child can be made in court until a permanent plan for the child is created. Those interested in becoming a volunteer must be at least 21 years old and pass a background check. Thirty hours of training will follow approval. For more information, call 270-761-0164 or email


The NWS Peace Program is seeking families to host high school age international exchange students. Students stay with a host family for 5 – 12 months and come with medical insurance and spending money. For more information, call 866-846-3977 or visit the website


Immanuel Lutheran Church, located at 100 South 15th Street in Murray, offers Storytime Tuesdays from 9:30 – 11 a.m. for children from birth to 5 years of age. Music, snacks, and crafts are also available for children, and a coffee bar is available for parents and caregivers. For more information, call 270-753-6712.


Brenda Allcock of Hughes Funeral Home hosts “Matters of Life” the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at Paducah Senior Center and the third Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at Ledbetter Senior Center. Topics include benefits for surviving family members of deceased veterans, protecting family assets, getting affairs in order, personal planning, and other related topics.




House of Prayer in Mayfield will host the Graves County Singing Convention Saturday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. All singers and musicians are invited to attend and participate. For more information, call 270-345-2266.


Cloverton will be in concert Tuesday, April 22, at Christian Fellowship Church, located at 1343 Highway 68 East in Draffenville. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. A love offering will be received.


The Balyeats will be in concert Wednesday, April 23, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., at the Cherry Expo Center on College Farm Road in Murray. Admission is free. For more information, call 701-389-2461.


Selah will be in concert Thursday, May 1, at First Baptist Church of Clarksville, Tennessee, located at 435 Madison Street. The event is being held in recognition of National Day of Prayer and begins at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 877-885-9655.


Murray Family Church, located at 411 Maple Street in Murray, is hosting “Slugs and Bugs” on Sunday, May 18, at 4:00 p.m. The concert is designed for children 10 and younger. For more information, visit the website




Fellowship Baptist Church, located at 90 State Route 408 West in Mayfield, is holding revival services Sunday, May 4 through Wednesday, May 7. Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sunday and at 7:00 p.m. each evening Monday through Wednesday. Ronnie Stinson, Sr., will be the guest evangelist.


Community Chapel Church near Draffenville is holding revival services Sunday, May 4 through Wednesday, May 7, at 7:00 each evening. Steve Warren will be singing and preaching.




The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive Thursday, April 17, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at Fulton County High School in Hickman. For more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit the website


The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area Advisory Board will hold its next meeting Thursday, April 17, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The agenda includes discussion on environmental education, the mission of the Friends of the Land Between the Lakes, and general information updates on area activities.


New Covenant Christian Academy is hosting its spring tour on Friday, April 18, at 9:00 a.m. For more information, call 270-437-3170.


The 65th Annual Cuba-Pilot Oak High School Alumni Dinner will be held Friday, April 18. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. The catered meal will cost $12.50 per person. All former students, graduates, and teachers of both schools are invited to attend. For more information, call 270-247-6367 or 270-898-2639.


New Zion Baptist Church, located at 2796 Wadesboro Road South in Benton, is hosting a Good Friday service at 6:00 p.m.


Trace Creek Baptist Church, located at 3577 State Route 131 in Mayfield, is hosting The Promise: A Pageant on the Life of Jesus Christ, Friday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, April 20 at 6:00 p.m. Reservations are required for groups or 20 or more. For more information or to make reservations, call 270-658-3304 or visit the website


A teen writer’s workshop will be held Saturday, April 19, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at Calvert City Public Library. Speakers will include Katie McGarry, Amanda Harvard, Victoria Faye, and CJ Redwine. Lunch will be provided. Students must preregister by emailing or by calling 270-527-9959, extension 228.


Sugar Creek Baptist Church, located at 1888 Faxon Road in Murray, is hosting an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 19, at 10:00 a.m.


The Marshall County Empty Bowl Project will be held Saturday, April 19, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at Marshall County High School in Draffenville. Tickets are $15. For more information, call Grace Forte at 270-205-0223.


Sugar Creek Baptist Church, located at 1888 Faxon Road in Murray, is holding an Easter sunrise service at 6:00 a.m. A fellowship meal will follow the service.


Pisgah United Methodist Church in Grand Rivers is holding an Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m.


Kenlake State Resort Park will be serving the annual Easter buffet Sunday, April 20, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The price is $18.49 for adults and $8.49 for children ages 12 and younger. For more information, visit the website


The Graves County Democratic Women’s Club will host a meet-and-greet for all democratic, republican, and independent candidates running for local public offices this year on Tuesday, April 22, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Graves County Senior Center, located at 901 North 15th Street. This event is not a forum and no formal questions will be asked. Each candidate will be given three minutes to speak if they wish.


As part of the Evenings Upstairs series, McCracken County Public Library in Paducah is hosting “Quilt Art: Examining the Narrative in Kentucky Quilts” Thursday, April 24, at 7:00 p.m. The program will be presented by Pearlie Johnson of the University of Louisville. Johnson is conducting a research project on African American quilters and their quilts. She will be interviewing quilters and family members in Paducah and throughout Kentucky. This information will be used to produce a documentary, quilt exhibition, and published book. To become part of this project, contact Johnson at 502-852-0145 or 502-889-8894. For more information about Johnson’s presentation at McCracken County Public Library, visit the website


The Third Annual Race to the Finish Derby Party will be held Friday, April 25, at Kentucky Dam State Resort Park in Gilbertsville. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are $50 per person or $500 per table of eight. For more information or to make reservations, call 270-703-0304.


The Humane Society of Calloway County and Murray State University’s Animal Health Technology Club are hosting their annual Pet ID Day on Saturday, April 26, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Carman Animal Health Building on College Farm Road in Murray. Pets must have proof of current rabies vaccination to participate. Physical exams for dogs and cats are free, heartworm tests are available for $15, and feline leukemia and immunodeficiency tests will be available for $20. Volunteers will bathe pets for $10, clean ears and trim nails for $8, or provide all three services for $15. Microchipping will be available for $10. For more information, call 270-759-1884.


The Mayfield Walmart Relay for Life team will hold the “Swinging for a Cure” co-ed softball tournament Saturday, April 26, at the Mayfield Ball Fields. Eight teams will play in the tournament. Registration is $120 per team. Games will begin at 8:00 a.m. For more information, call 270-705-2092 or 270-970-1050.


The Color Our Town 5k will take place Saturday, April 26, at the FNB main branch, located at 101 East Broadway in Mayfield. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the 5k begins at 9:00 a.m. The registration cost is $25. For more information, call the Mayfield Chamber of Commerce at 270-247-6101.


Rehab Associates Foundation will host Free2Run, a free one mile run for runners ages 12 and younger, on Saturday, April 26, at 9:00 a.m. Registration must be completed by Tuesday, April 22; there will be no race day registration. For more information, call 270-744-3701 or email


Mayfield Community Woman’s Club will host the second 5k9 Dog Walk Saturday, April 26, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Kess Creek Park. The event is a fundraiser for the Graves County Animal Shelter. Registration is $20. For more information, call 901-921-3537.


Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, located at 1201 South 8th Street in Paducah, is hosting a fish dinner Saturday, April 26, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Dinners are $10. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life of McCracken County. For more information, call 270-443-3714.


The Homeplace in Land Between the Lakes is hosting its 50th Anniversary Quilt Show Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. This year’s theme is, “What does Land Between the Lakes mean to you?” Everyone is welcome to submit original designs any size between 12” x 12” and 45” x 45”. Submissions must be received by Saturday, April 19. For more information, call 270-924-2174.


Baptist Health Paducah will host a community discussion about underage drinking on Monday, April 28, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Heart Center Auditorium, located at 2501 Kentucky Avenue.


The Hill Retreat Center in Hardin, Kentucky is hosting a weekend retreat for men Friday, May 2, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 3, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Attending men are encouraged to bring their spouses for the Friday session. The Saturday session is for men only and will discuss how to pastor your home, the value of investing in the next generation, and ways to live your faith at work. For more information or to register, call 270-293-3873 or email


Benton First United Methodist Church is hosting the Sacred Steps 5k run and walk on Saturday, May 3. Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. and the event will 5k will begin at 8:00 a.m. Preregistration by April 30 costs $25 and race day registration costs $30. For more information or to register, visit the website More information is also available by calling 270-527-3990.


The 4th Annual Lourdes Iron Mom Half-Marathon will be held Saturday, May 10. The event starts at 6:30 a.m. for individual and relay team members. The race route will begin and end at the murals along the Ohio River. For more information, call 270-744-3701 or visit the website To register, visit the website


Life House, a non-profit Christian pregnancy care center, located at 602 Poplar Street in Murray, is hosting the Run for Life 5k race on Saturday, May 24, beginning at 8:00 a.m. For more information or an entry form, visit the website More information is also available by calling 270-753-0700.


The Murray-Calloway County Parks and Recreation Department is offering Red Cross authorized swimming lessons June 9-13, June 16-20, and July 7-11. Registration is $55 per person. For more information or to register, call 270-762-0325.


Paducah Symphony Orchestra will hold its Summer Music Camp for students June 16-20. The camp for elementary students will be held from 9:00 a.m. – noon daily at West Kentucky Community and Technical College and the middle and high school camp will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at McCracken County High School. For more information or to register, call 270-444-0065 or visit the website



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