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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 – 11:00 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.




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


The 131st Big Singing will be held Sunday, May 25, in the old Benton, Kentucky courthouse. The morning session will be held from 10:00 a.m. – noon, a free lunch will be provided at the Woodman of the World Building across the street from noon – 1:00 p.m., and the afternoon session will be held from 1:15 – 3:30 p.m. Practice sessions will be held at the CFSB Banking Center in Benton at 7:00 p.m. each Thursday evening beginning May 1. For more information, call 270-527-4616.




Spring Creek Baptist Church will hold revival services Sunday, April 27 through Wednesday, April 30. Services will begin at 10:00 Sunday morning and at 6:30 each evening. The guest evangelists will be Rodney Wallace for Sunday through Tuesday and Jordan Roach for Wednesday.


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 Friday, April 25, from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis; and from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Sharpe Elementary School, located at 8400 Highway 60 West in Benton. For more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment, call 800-733-2767 or 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.


In order to perform regular maintenance at the cooperative’s Hickory Grove substation, West Kentucky Rural Electric plans an outage on Saturday, April 26, at 6:00 a.m. The outage is expected to last two hours. Areas affected by the outage include the communities of Viola and Folsomdale as well as Highway 121 and Highway 45 near Mayfield.


Members of Heartland Worship Center are holding a benefit yard sale Saturday, April 26, from 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at 1400 Husband Road in Paducah. Proceeds will benefit a mission trip to Uganda.


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.


The annual rabies clinic for Carlisle County will take place Saturday, April 26. The cost is $5 for rabies vaccinations for any dog, cat, or horse. The clinic will be at the Cunningham Fire Station from 8:00 – 8:45 a.m., at the Bardwell Health Department from 9:00 – 10:15 a.m., at Citizens Deposit Bank in Arlington from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m., and at Milburn Gym in Milburn from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


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.


The Graves County Baptist Association, located at 1400 State Route 303 in Mayfield, will hold a Baptist doctrine Bible study on Saturday, April 26, from 10:00 a.m. – noon. Don Houston, pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Mayfield, will be teaching.


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?” 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.


A homemade ice cream sale will be held Tuesday, April 29, beginning at 11:00 a.m. in Suite 301 at the Lourdes Medical Pavilion. Proceeds benefit the 2014 Relay for Life of McCracken County.


The West Kentucky Christian Alliance is holding a prayer vigil on Thursday, May 1, from noon – 1:00 p.m., at Dolly McNutt Plaza in Paducah. For more information, call 270-443-2638.


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


Paducah Fire Station 1, located at 301 Washington Street in Paducah, is hosting a Mayor’s Book Club Event on Friday, May 2, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Mayor Gayle Kaler will read Clifford the Firehouse Dog every half hour from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Kids will also get to tour the fire station, sit in a pumper truck, and talk to fire fighters.


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 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.


As part of the Evenings Upstairs series, McCracken County Public Library in Paducah is hosting “Mounds Mysteries and Marketing: A History of Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site” on Thursday, May 8, at 7:00 p.m. Park manager Carla Hildebrand will lead the presentation. For more information, call 270-442-2510 or visit the website


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


Coldwater United Methodist Church, located at 8317 State Route 121 North in Murray, is holding a night of praise, testimony, and thanksgiving on Saturday, May 17, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. to celebrate an upcoming mission opportunity.


New Harmony Baptist Church, located at 4817 Symsonia Highway in Benton, is hosting “Beyond Sight,” a women’s conference, Monday, May 19, from 5:45 – 9:15 p.m. Featured guests include Lisa Whelchel, Curtis Woods, Tyra Lokey-Robinson, and Kayla Estes. Natalie Grant will lead worship. The registration fee is $20 until May 5 and $25 after that date and at the door. To register, call 502-489-3386 or visit the website


Lourdes Hospital is holding a training session for anyone interested in becoming a hospice volunteer on Monday May 20 and Tuesday, May 21, from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Lourdes North Plaza. After completing training, volunteers provide an array of services, such as a respite for the caregiver, playing soft music, or reading an inspirational story to a patient. The hospice also needs office volunteers to assist in mailing, copying, and running errands. For more information, call Susan Mason at 270-415-3640.


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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