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AUG 12
Spaghetti Dinner
Aurora, KY 
The South Marshall Fire Dept. Auxiliary will be hosting a spaghetti dinner on Saturday August 12, 2017 from 5 to 7 pm (or until it's all gone) at the Aurora Ross Fire Station. You'll get spaghetti, bread sticks, salad, and tea or lemonade, with coffee and dessert for $7 for adults, $3 for children 12 through 6 years, and free for children children 5 and under.  Everyone is welcome.  For more information call Audrey Boyan 

 | Phone: (270)  906-5515


AUG 10 - 16 , 2017
Land Between the Lakes
Golden Pond, KY. 

Nature Station
Morning with the Hummingbirds | Tue, Aug 10 | 10 - 11am
Sat, Aug 12 | 9:30am - 12pm | $15 person | Limited to 15 persons
Reservation Required | 270.924.2020
Migration Miracles | Sat, 12 Aug | 2:30 - 3 :15pm
Knee-high Naturalists: Hummingbirds  |  Sat, Aug 13  |  2 - 2:30pm
Morning with the Hummingbirds | Tue , Aug 15 | 10 - 11am
Day Vs. Night Animals  |  Wed, Aug 16  |  11:30am - 12:15pm
Red Wolf Treat Time  | Mon - Fri |  1:30 - 2pm
Afternoon Animal Encounters | Mon - Fri |  3:30 - 4pm
Parade of Raptors | Daily |  4:30 - 5pm

Shows at  10 & 11am, and 12, 1, 2,  3 & 4pm
Adults $5; ages 5-12 $3; under 4 free.  
Enjoy our entertaining full dome video shows - a variety of shows are offered. Be immersed in the 360 degree action as you venture out into space, where we unveil cosmic secrets of planets, moons and stars.  
Fri, Aug 11
Pink Floyd: The Wall 5:30pm | Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon  7pm
Sat, Aug 12
Fright Light 5:30pm |  Laser Magic 7pm  | Laser Mania    8pm        
Tues, Aug 15
Laseropolis  5:30pm |  Laser Mania 7pm   

Journals and Diaries: What Were They Doing? Sat, Aug 12 | 2 -  3pm     
Sun, Aug 13 | 1 - 3pm
Taste of the South |  Tue, Aug 15 |  10am - 12pm

Life by the Sun, Moon and Stars |  Wed, Aug 16 |  2 - 3pm
Field Work| Wednesdays |  1-4pm
Feeding Time on the Farm |  Daily |  3:30pm - 4:30pm
Daily Life on the Farm | Daily |  10am - 4pm


AUG 11- 15
at Maiden Alley
Paducah, KY
Starring Amy Landecker, Connie Britton, John Lithgow, Chloë Sevigny & Salma Hayek
Directed by Miguel Arteta
A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client's dinner party after her car breaks down. Rated R.
  • Friday, 7:00pm  9:00pm
  • Saturday, 4:30pm  7:00pm  9:00pm
  • Sunday, 4:30pm  7:00pm
  • Tuesday, 7:00pm

   WEB LINK | Phone:270. 444-6828

AUG 11-17
Calvert City Drive-IN
Calvert City, KY. 
This Week Features:  
Emoji Movie & Dunkirk
Family Food & Fun , See the Stars     
Open Every Night
Box Office and Grill open at 4:30PM
Double Feature Showing.

   WEB LINK | Phone:270. 395 4660

AUG 11  Stars of Tomorrow & Kentucky Opry Show
Draffenville, KY. 
Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month June, July & August.
This show consists young professionals pursuing a career in music and the Kenucky Opry Cast. The young Stars ages are 8 year old to 18 years old. This Stars Show is packed with Old Country Classics as well as Brand New Country. It also features Gospel, Bluegrass, and Rock and Roll hits from the 50's and 60's.

The Kentucky Opry cast will perform too. Showtime 7:30pm. Adult $16, Seniors $15, Student $10, Child $7.50.

  WEB LINK | Phone: (270) 527-3869

AUG 11-13
at Maiden Alley
Paducah, KY

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!
The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours!
Filmmakers from all over the Paducah, KY area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Court Métrage.
Screenings of the films will take place at Maiden Alley Cinema August 18-22!
  • Friday, August 11,6:00pm

   WEB LINK | Phone:270. 444-6828

AUG 12
2017 Street Fair on the Square
Paducah, KY. 
Join us Saturday, August 12 from 10 AM to 2 PM as we celebrate the creative arts with the Street Fair on the Square! This is the fifth year for this family activity-sponsored by Market House Theatre -where over a dozen Paducah non-profit arts and culture organizations will provide a wide variety of "hands on" experiences!  
The event will be held on Market House Square, between the MHT Box Office and Yeiser Art Center. Children of all ages may choose between the many booths offering crafts, art, drama, music, games, stories, dance-and-just fun!
In the MHT Theatre  & Studio Theatre there will be several interactive sessions for kids featuring theatre games, improv, and performances by the HA! Teen Comedy Improv Troupe.
In addition, MHT will have a make-your-own tie-dye t-shirt booth,* and the PlayTime Interactive Theatre Troupe will perform a FREE show of The Boy Who Cried Wolf in our Studio Theatre at 11:30 am. MHT will also have a booth for children to explore theatrical sound effects and an area for dressing up in costumes and taking your photo against some of our scenic backdrops. Costumed strollers will add to the festive atmosphere!

   WEB LINK | Phone:270- 444-6828

AUG 12 - John Conlee
at Kentucky Opry Sold Out!
Draffenville, KY. 
One of the most respected vocalists to emerge during the urban cowboy era, John Conlee was known for his superb taste in material and his distinctively melancholy voice. Conlee was born and raised on a tobacco farm in Versailles, KY, in 1946, and took up the guitar as a child, performing on local radio at age ten. He went on to sing with the town barbershop chorus, but didn't initially pursue music as a career, instead becoming a licensed mortician. 

  WEB LINK | Phone: (270) 527-3869

AUG 12
 at Badgett Playhouse
Grand Rivers, KY.  Take a stroll down memory lane through a time that brought us Doo-Wop, Elvis, Car Hops and the Twist. Grease your hair back or throw on a poodle skirt and rollerskate on down to the theater for a fabulous time!
This nostalgic look back takes us from an after school trip to the diner all the way to the prom. Audience participation is a must...we wanna see you dance!
 Badgett Theatre 2pm.

60's Show
Grand Rivers, KY. 
Take a walk down memory lane with a decade of music that defined the generation! Badgett Theatre. 7pm.

   WEB LINK | Phone: 888 -362-4223

AUG 14
at Maiden Alley
Paducah, KY

Starring Naomi Watts
Directed by J.A. Bayona
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

   WEB LINK | Phone:270. 444-6828

AUG 17-20
Zombie Cannibal Asylum Mystery Dinner Theatre
Paducah, KY. 
THE  Put on your detective hat (or a zombie costume) and come try to solve our latest murder mystery dinner theatre event!.  Catered by Neil's catering with a menu of Poppyseed Chicken and baked fish along with veggies and dessert.  A cash bar will be available too.

   WEB LINK | Phone:270- 444-6828

AUG 17 & 31
Free Riverfront Concerts
Paducah, KY. 

Free concerts at the Port of Paducah are featured tonight on the Wilson Stage. As part of the summer-long RIVERfront Concert Series, these events are offered on select Thursdays at the riverfront.  
Additional concert dates this summer are  August 17- The McKendress & City of the Sun., and August 31- Brandon Maddox & The Blue Stones.

AUG 21 - Benton Solar Celebration
Benton, KY. 
 Millions of people across the United States will see a rare and striking visual display in the sky - a total eclipse of the Sun! The Moon will completely block the Sun, daytime will become twilight, and the Sun's corona will shine in the dark sky. We want you to come sit in the shadow with us!  
This will be an event of a lifetime and we want to help you have a fun and safe viewing experience. So, bring your lawn chair and help us form a circle around Lake EERA at our Environmental Education and Recreation Area (1010 Eggner Ferry Road, Benton, KY 42025). This area is open and should allow for good viewing! You can also enjoy the view from Benton City Park!

  EMAIL | Phone: (270) 527-5770  

Aurora, KY. 
It's gonna be HOT, Y'all! The 28th Annual Kenlake Hot August Blues at Kenlake State Park
One of the most beautiful settings in the nation for a music festival, on the shores of Kentucky Lake, at Aurora, KY! Tickets are limited and ON SALE NOW !


SEPT 8 -  The Gibson Brothers with Clayton Campbell on Fiddle
Draffenville, KY. 
In the world of brother harmonies, the Gibson Brothers have set the Gold Standard. Brother harmonies have always been a mainstay of their performances and recordings, gained from their early listening to artists such as the Everly Brothers, Jim & Jesse, the Lilly Brothers, and Blue Sky Boys. Since their debut in 1994, the Gibson's have earned multiple IBMA awards and six SPBGMA awards, including IBMA's Entertainer Of The Year and SPBGMA's Vocal Group Of The Year. There current Album In the Ground is #1 on the Bluegrass Charts!  Showtime 7:30pm. BUY TICKETS

  WEB LINK | Phone: (270) 527-3869

SEPT 16 Mayfield Mud & Dirt Drags
Mayfield, KY. 
Gates open at  2:00 pm  - time trials start at  4:00 pm
Pearl O Purchase 
Graves County Fair Association
Pearl Of The Purchase

  EMAIL | Phone: (270) 804-8733

SEPT 23 -  The Van - Dells with Cody Campbell on Piano
Draffenville, KY. The Van- Dell's are entertainment at its finest. As the nation's #1 50's and 60's rock and roll tribute show, they have been entertaining audiences for 41 years with their unique blend of comedy, choreogr The Van-Dells have been called "The 3 Stooges set to music" with a fun show that's good for the whole family.   The Van-Dells continue growing their loyal fan base by traveling the nation and playing all of your favorite hits from one of the best era's in American music. From Doo Wop classics, to Elvis and everything in between there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Showtime 7:30pm. BUY TICKETS

  WEB LINK | Phone: (270) 527-3869

SEPT 23 -  Archaeology Festival at Wickliffe Mounds
Wickliffe, KY. 
September is Kentucky Archaeology Month and in recognition, Wickliffe Mounds will have special demonstrations
and hands-on activities for learning about how archaeology happens, at a kid's level. Featured activities include a
mock excavation, artifact laboratory analysis, spear and atlatl throwing, bows and arrows, flint knapping, finger
weaving, make and take home a pottery craft. An Archaeology Quest for kids will be available. Event is included in
museum admission of $5 adults, $4 kids and seniors. For more information, call . Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site is located at 94 Green Street, Wickliffe, KY 42087.

  WEB LINK | Phone:  Phone:270- 335-3681

OCT 14 -  Maren Morris in Concert at Lovett
Murray, KY. Rising country star brings The Hero Tour to Murray State's campus.

Tickets $27.50 /$25 / $22.50



Marshall and Nell Galloway
Arts in the Community Exhibition 2017
Mayfield, KY
The Icehouse Gallery in Mayfield is announcing a "Call to Artists" for this year's Arts in the Community Exhibition. I
 There is no entry fee and you need not be a member of the Art Guild to participate. Artwork may be priced for sale; the Gallery retains 30% of all sales so price your work accordingly.  Works will be received from Saturday, July 1 through Saturday, July 8. Each artist may bring up to two works and they must be framed and must have a wire or clip on the back and be ready for hanging. We will accept 2D and 3D works; photography, paintings, drawings, watercolors, literary works and sculptures are all welcome, but you will need to contact the Gallery in advance if the sculpture you plan to submit is unusually large. At the conclusion of the show, artwork must be picked up from Saturday, September 2 thru Saturday, September 9.
A reception for the exhibition will be held 5-7pm on Friday, July 14. Light refreshments will be served and the public is cordially invited to attend. The Icehouse Gallery is located at 120 North 8th Street, one block north of Broadway and the courthouse square, in Mayfield, Kentucky. Hours are 10 until 5 Tuesday through Friday and 10 until 1 on Saturday. Admission to the Gallery is always free.
            Exhibition dates:  Friday, Sept 1
            Pickup artwork:  Saturday, Sept 2 - Saturday, Sept 9

|WEB LINK   | Phone: (270)  247-6941

Two  Toastmaster Meetings in Western Kentucky
Paducah & Marshall County 

Toastmasters helps people develop communication and leadership skills. You can learn to speak in public with confidence through evaluations and encouragement from experienced speakers. Work at your own pace through an organized program that adds new skills with each project. 

Paducah Meeting location: MSU Paducah Regional Campus, Room 219. From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm every Thursday. Donnie McKinney 270-217-1222

Marshall County club meets every Monday 6:45 pm at the Quality Inn - Draffenville  173 Carrol Road Benton Ky contact Clay Campbell 270-703-2700

Clubs meet every week except on National Holidays

| WEB LINK | E-MAIL | Phone: (270) 217.1222

Kentucky Opry Tours Trips 2016

2017 Trips

Only 6 spots left!!
SEPT 10 -16 2017  - Myrtle Beach Show Trip & Charleston,SC.  For all details go to Kentucky Opry Diamond Tours
$705 per person (dbl. occ.)

| WEB LINK | E-MAIL | Phone: (270) 527-3869

Fri & Sat
Lakeland Jamboree - Live Music for All Ages

Cadiz, KY

- Listen to the Music. Friday & Saturday evenings 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 61 Jefferson Street. 

| Phone: (270) 924-0900 

Senior Dance
Cadiz, KY
The Trigg County Senior Citizens Center, 127 Joy Lane, has announced there will be a dance on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Admission is $5 per person and all proceeds go to the home delivered meals program.

| Phone: (270) 522-8341 

SUNDAY 10:30am
Kentucky Lake Cowboy Church

Draffenville, KY

 Brother Chris Clarke, Savanna, Carson, Hunter, Clay and all the folks at Kentucky Lake Cowboy Church want to invite you to come on down and join us at the Kentucky Opry each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. for Cowboy Church. Casual clothes are welcomed. Feel free to wear your favorite jeans, boots, and cowboy hat! You'll feel right at home with the "down home" flavor of the country/bluegrass/gospel music and down-to-earth preachin' from God's Word. Be sure to come early for free coffee and donuts!! We'll save you a good seat!!! Kentucky Opry Theatre

| WEB LINK | E-MAIL | Phone: (270) 527-3869 

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