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he editor, Karen Hammond, is very busy with all the great activities you can read about this month’s issue of Paducah Parenting & Family Magazine. So she has asked me to fill our readers in on all the great opportunities to get out and have fun in western Kentucky! There is a Dog Fair, Marshall County Family Fun Day, several charity events to raise money and the opening of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra season with the very exciting Maestro Ponti! The Carson Center has a new and expanded line up of exceptional entertainment including the Eckstein Family Series.

a parade. OK then, what are you waiting for? Break out the calendar and plan your family fun! Just remember as the weather cools, it won’t be long before the kids are starting to mention Santa!

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It’s important that you ride along with Bikes on Broadway to get into shape for the St. John’s Annual Picnic and Barbecue on the River. September is the month when we focus on family health and fitness so don’t eat too much pork or funnel cakes! The Labor Day Celebrations in Paducah and Metropolis look like they are going to be a lot of fun with free concerts and

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Editor/Publisher: Karen Hammond C e l l 270-559-5840 F a x / O f f i c e 270-415-9400 paducahparenting@comcast.net • paducahparenting.com Contributing Writers: Rick Epstein, Robin Gericke, Reid Goldsborough, Jennifer Gregory, Angie Hatton, Mary Katz, Dr. Joy Navan, Shannon Nolfi & Patience Renzulli Calendar of Events: Let us know about your event, class, meeting or group. Send us the information by email to p a d u c a h p a r e n t i n g @ c o m c a s t . n e t or call the office, 270-415-9400 Ad Design, Layout & Web Design: Angie Kimbro Ad Design: Josh Kersey Advertising: Want to advertise your business in the magazine? Have a question regarding ad rates, billing or your account? Contact our advertising department at 2 7 0 - 4 1 5 9 4 0 0 or by email p a d u c a h p a r e n t i n g @ c o m c a s t . n e t Advertising Account Executives: Sherri Anderson, Brooke Bomar, Gina Dunkerson, Evette Jernigan, Cassie Johnson and Leah Rogers Subscription and Distribution: Want to subscribe or receive a copy of the magazine by mail? Need a back issue? Want to add a location to our distribution? Please call our office at 2 7 0 - 4 1 5 - 9 4 0 0 or email p a d u c a h p a r e n t i n g @comcast.net Mission Statement: Paducah Parenting & Family Magazine provides free, accurate and timely information for Western Kentucky, Southern Illinois and all its communities. Our goal is to educate, inform and promote family life, its goals and values, to the parents and grandparents in this area. The magazine will include community, medical, educational, lifestyle and spiritual articles on a monthly basis, written in a balanced and informative manner. Additionally, the magazine is to provide a full color, affordably priced venue in which local businesses can advertise. To that end, we will offer special pricing for not-for-profit organizations such as churches and government agencies, and a discount program for new and unique businesses. Paducah Parenting will maintain a high standard of editorial and advertising content, and creative design. Funding for the magazine will come from the sale of advertising and from public and private grant sources that support community information sources and parenting education. Paducah Parenting intends to maintain and publish a comprehensive monthly calendar of events. The calendar will be the main source within its distribution area for classes, church sponsored activities, reading, art events, galleries and museums, business and business organization events, sports activities, charitable events and fundraising, children’s story time, senior events and activities, and special populations events and activities. Entries to the calendar will be free to all except nonadvertiser, for-profit, business entries.

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Tableof Contents Cover Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Gunner’s Magic Train School Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Talking To The Teacher By: Shannon Nolfi Community News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Family Health And Fitness Day By: Robin Gericke Community News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Eckstein Family Series At The Carson Center By: Mary Katz Dad Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Little Kids-Big Plans By: Rick Epstein Community News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Missing GRACE Foundation By: Jennifer Gregory Active Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Fibromyalgia By: Dr. Heath Schipp

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Kids Bits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Celebrating Grandparents By: Robin Gericke Community News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Exhibitions II:2010-2011 PSO Concert Series By: Jennifer Gregory

Paducah Parenting & Family® (PP&F® Magazine) is published monthly by Karen Hammond. Advertising design by K-Squared Designs and Emerging Media Productions and layout design by K-Squared Designs. PP&F® Magazine, K-Squared Designs & Emerging Media Productions are not responsible for any injury or harm resulting from the information or advice contained in this magazine. The articles in this issue of PP&F® Magazine may not necessarily reflect the opinions of PP&F® Magazine, K-Squared Designs & Emerging Media Productions. All subscription, editorial, and advertising inquiries should be directed to paducahparenting@comcast.net (270) 415-9400

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Paducah Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Maestro Raffaele Ponti By: Jennifer Gregory Calendar Of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Halloween Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Corvettes On The River Annual Car Show By: Angie Hatton Personal Computing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Where To Buy When Buying Online By: Reid Goldsborough Tooth Talk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Teen Teeth By: Dr. J.D. Johnston School Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Spaying & Neutering Your Pet By: Dr. LaNita Flanary School Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Igniting Your Child’s Creative Spark By: Dr. Joy Navan Community News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 3rd Annual Fantastic Fall Break Get-Away Community News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Paducah Dog Fair! By: Patience Renzulli Advertiser’s Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74

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tumor research is underfunded and the public remains unaware of the magnitude of this disease.Brain tumors in children are not the same from those in adults and consequently are treated differently.As many as 69% of children will survive, but they are often left with long-term side effects. “As my husband and I searched for treatments and information, we found out just how despairing children’s cancer can be,” Janna told me.“We were stunned to discover how little medical research there was for this type of cancer. Although the outlook was bleak, we continued our quest for answers as we hoped for a different outcome. It was Gunner’s love, passion and obsession with trains that sparked the idea for the Gunner’s Magic Train Pediatric Cancer Foundation. As Gunner’s mother, I don’t want his death to be in vain. I dream of making a difference for children with cancer and their families. I dream of a cure. Gunner was amazing and so full of courage and strength. His heart was big and even though he was fighting his own battle, he often worried about the other children suffering from cancer. I know that Gunner would want his train to continue chugging along, offering support and help to children battling this deadly disease.” “Cancer is a terrible disease and it is especially unfair when it affects our children. These kids, who should be playing sports, going to school and just having fun, are instead learning words such as radiation, ports and chemo. They are poked and prodded with needles, IV’s and doctors on a daily basis. These children go to the hospital more than they visit grandma’s house! Our children deserve a future; a future free of cancer. I believe that with hope, hard work and determination we can make a cure possible.” Children’s Cancer is often a silent disease. We don’t see large national races and national public awareness campaigns as we do for adult breast cancer or prostate cancer. Most people are unaware that gold is the color of the ribbon for Children’s cancer and that gray is the color of the ribbon for pediatric brain cancer. Unlike adult diseases, we don’t have routine screening or preventative measures for children’s cancer and, all too

often the symptoms are blamed on normal childhood aches and pains and misdiagnosed until it’s too late for effective treatment. “We have got to stand up and shout about this deadly disease,” Janna told me. “The adults have to be the children’s voices.” “Gus and I were high school sweethearts dating 10 years before marrying,” Janna told me.“We grew up in Illinois and have lived here in Marshall County since 2004. Gus teaches Geography and is the head basketball coach at Marshall County High School. I teach in the business department at MCHS. Gunner was often at the school and attended every game when his father was coaching. It seemed as if everybody in Marshall County knew Gunner Gillespie. When people found out that Gunner was sick they rallied around the family and offered support in any way they could. The community held a candle light vigil around his home just a day or two before Gunner died. Gunner didn’t win his fight with cancer and he is no longer here to be the conductor of his train. But if he was, he would want us all to step up and join the foundation for this important ride. This is not an ordinary train: It’s moving full steam ahead and there are always seats available How you can Help “It would be wonderful if you would join us in this fight to provide information and support for families affected by brain tumors especially the one that took Gunner’s life (DIPG – Diffused Intrinsic Pontine Glioma)” Janna told me.Through the foundations web site and local events you can help promote awareness, and most importantly, raise money to fund research and maybe a cure! The foundation is looking for businesses to donate $25 to the

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cause and we will deliver a gold ribbon to place on their store front. Janna has little train banks that can be placed on a store counter or reception desk for people to put their change in during the month of September. One effective way to spread the word about Pediatric Cancer is to place a message about Children’s Cancer Awareness Month on your business sign during September.Just as we turn the town pink for breast cancer awareness we need to boldly display our gold for the kids with cancer. It would be amazing if businesses offered to donate a percentage of sales on one specific day to Gunner’s Magic Train Foundation: Any creative idea to make a difference and help publicize the foundation and pediatric cancer. During basketball season, Janna tries to recruit schools/basketball teams to host a ‘Bounce Out Children's Cancer’ event. This is an evening where a school hosts the events to bring awareness to Children's Cancer.The foundation asks colleges, high school and middle schools to host these events. Please contact the foundation if you are interested in any of these events or if you wish to volunteer time to help.You could also start a chapter of Gunner’s Magic Train in your area. Upcoming events The Gillespie family wants their next event to contribute to the community and to honor Gunner's birthday.“Every year on his birthday and Anniversary of his rebirth, we plan to give back in his memory,” Janna explained. “Last year we provided meals to the daycare that Gunner and Garlynn attended, Central Elementary and Marshall County High School. So many people in the community helped us and supported us during Gunner’s illness and we just want to show how much we appreciated it.We can never repay them back for all that they did but we can show we care and that we are thankful. My hope is that people will become more aware that September is children’s cancer awareness month through local businesses and schools.” The foundation is looking for businesses to donate $25 to the cause and we will place a yellow ribbon to place on their store front. Janna has little train banks that can be placed on a store counter or reception desk for people to put their change in during the month of September. During basketball season, encourages schools/basketball teams to host a ‘Bounce Out Children's Cancer’ event. This is an evening

where a school hosts the events to bring awareness to Children's Cancer. The foundation asks colleges, high school and middle schools to host these events. Please contact the foundation if you are interested in any of these events, starting a chapter of Gunner’s Magic Train in your area, or if you wish to volunteer time to help! September 4, 2010: After the ice storm, the Gillespie’s’ noticed how many trees had been destroyed in their local park. In memory of Gunner's 10th Birthday, a Tree Planting Ceremony will be at Mike Miller Park in Draffenville at 10 AM.There will also be family activities from 9 am -12 pm including a Bounce House, coloring activities and games.‘Gunner Gear’*, knick knacks, picture frames, candles and other decor items will be for sale. September 11: Gunner's Magic Train is sponsoring the petting zoo at Marshall County Family Fun Day at Mike Miller Park! 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM September: BBQ on the River - will be selling Gunner Gear, Decor/Knick Knacks and lots of kiddies goodies October – (Date to be announced): Trivia Night November 13: Gunnin' and Runnin' Middle School Basketball Tournament January 21-22 2011: Gunner's Magic Train Basketball Classic held at Marshall County High School April 2011 (Date to be announced): Train Murder Mystery Dinner May 2011 (Date to be announced): Brain Tumor Awareness Month – ‘Penny and a Prayer’ Campaign along with a fundraiser walk! For those on-line shoppers, you can help Gunner’s Magic Train by going to www.savewithgunnersmagictrain.com and shop through the retail mall. The foundation will get cash back from the stores they shop through. It has over 2000 shops to choose from and a wonderful search engine to help the customer find what they are looking for and at the best price. There are shops such as Macy's, Target, Old Navy, Home Depot and so many more. You can help by not only attending these events but raising awareness about Pediatric Brain Tumors in your community. Pass on this information to family and friends across the country.Host a fundraising event at your school, church or community with Gunner’s Magic Train. Or just visit Gunner’s website at www.caringbridge.org/visit/gunnergillespie or www. gunnersmagictrain.org. There is also a Facebook page where you can become a friend of the foundation and receive updates on events. You can be sure that the Gunner’s Magic Train Foundation will continue “laying tracks for a cure”! a * The ‘Gunner Gear’ consists of items for sale such as lanyards, bracelets, T-shirts and Christmas cards (one with a Christmas train Gunner drew - his last drawing before passing.)

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SchoolTips By: Sharon Nolfi

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meeting between you and your child’s teacher can be a powerful tool that will help your child succeed in school. Whether scheduled by the school, requested by you, or suggested by the teacher, such a meeting gives you a platform to learn about your child and to assert her needs. Follow these nine guidelines for more productive (and even enjoyable) parent-teacher conferences. Remember you are working with a professional. Teachers have years of training and, in many cases, years of experience as well. When you sit down to speak with your child’s teacher remember that they have a lot to offer and, in most cases, are an ally in educating your child. Have a Goal in Mind. You or the teacher may have initiated the meeting. Either way, you should consider what you hope to accomplish.Ask yourself ahead of time what a successful outcome for you would be, then plan and work toward that goal.

Request Special Services. Many services are available for children with special needs. Ask for an evaluation if you suspect your child has a learning disability. Be Firm, but Don’t Threaten. You have a right to assert your point of view, but do so with respect and courtesy. Most teachers care about your child’s success. Politely ask to bring the principal into the discussion if you want, but don’t raise your voice or threaten to have the teacher fired. Being argumentative will only distract from your point of view and make it harder to work with the school in the long run. Avoid Discussion about Other Children. Teachers have legal and ethical reasons why they can’t discuss other children. Information about your child should be kept confidential as well. Respect these practices for everyone’s benefit. Be Willing to Follow-Up. Let the teacher know you are willing to help your child at home if necessary. Ask what you can do at home to supplement what is going on in the classroom, and then do it.

Come Prepared. Write down your questions ahead of time. Bring samples of your child’s work that demonstrate problem areas and/or strengths. Keep track of problem behaviors at home that may be repeating themselves in the classroom.

Ask for More Time if Needed. You are entitled to a full discussion and understanding of your child’s progress at school. If the teacher can’t continue right then, set up another appointment at a convenient time.

Listen! Then Respond. Let the teacher speak first, and listen carefully. Take notes on points for which you need clarification or with which you disagree. Respond to the teacher’s concerns and then introduce topics you want to cover.

Welcome the chance to confer with your child’s teacher, whether your child is having problems or not. You and the teacher can help each other to provide the best educational experience possible. Children learn best when home and school are in agreement on expectations and goals. a

Ask For Specifics. What is the particular behavior the teacher is concerned about? At what times and how frequently is it occurring? Ask what an acceptable behavior would look like.

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CommunityNews By: Robin Gericke

Family Health And Fitness Day

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t the beginning of the year, it seems as though everyone has a resolution to eat healthier and exercise more. But as the months progress, we become caught up in all the other activities and put off our resolution until it is long forgotten. Then next year, it goes on the list again. Saturday, September 28, is Family Health and Fitness Day. What a great day for us to remember our resolution and come up with a plan to help us succeed.

The Habit of Health It’s really important to form healthy habits at an early age so that we have a healthy lifestyle which leads to a long and healthy life. If children develop the habit of eating not just because they are hungry but because they are sad, angry, or perhaps even happy, food becomes more than fuel for their bodies but a “crutch”. When that habit is combined with lack of exercise it can lead to obesity. Kentucky is the seventh most ‘obese’ state in the country and that’s an embarrassing

and costly statistic. The rate of obesity for adults is 30.5 percent. Twenty-one percent of children are obese in Kentucky and over 12 million children are obese throughout the country. Obesity and being overweight is caused by not having energy balance. Let’s compare this to a car. You put gas in a car and, to use it up, you have to drive. So not having balanced energy is when we keep filling up with the fuel for our bodies, but don’t drive to use that fuel.While a gas tank will only fill up with as much as it can hold, our bodies will take in as much as we eat. If we do not use the energy from food through being active and exercising, the fuel gets stored away in the form of fat.This is why it is important for children to learn healthy habits at a young age so they can apply those habits and not eat so much they become obese.

Plan ahead Part of the healthy balance between the amount of food (fuel) we eat and exercise (calories we burn) is planning, which plays a large part in healthy eating. With busy family schedules its very easy hit the drive through because we didn’t plan a meal in advance. Remember that cooking wholesome meals is not hard when you have everything you need in the house. Plan a menu for the week and grocery shop for the things you will need. If there is a night when you will be busy and don’t have time to cook, you might be able to pull down the crock pot and make a one dish meal. For most of these meals, you throw everything in the crock pot in the morning and let it cook all day. When

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you come home, it is hot and ready. When you have time to cook, make two meals and store one for later. A big salad and some chicken (grilled in advance) are a quick healthy meal on a hot busy evening. These are much healthier alternative than picking up fast food on the way home.

Get Your Portions Right It is important to get all of your servings of vegetables in each day. It is difficult, however, when you don’t know exactly what a serving is. Two cups of mixed greens (spinach, lettuce, etc.), one cup of raw vegetables (uncooked carrots, celery, etc.), or a half cup of cooked vegetables are all healthy portions.When we don’t measure these portions, we have to eye-ball it. An easy way to measure portions is to simply follow the half plate rule. If half of your plate holds grains and protein, then the other half should hold fruit and vegetables. When you follow this rule for lunch and dinner, your serving sizes should be close to perfect.

The Team Called Family A good way to encourage each other to use the energy from food is to stay active as a family. When the whole family is exercising together, you are like a team.You encourage each other, which will work better than the ‘encouragement’ from that lonely little voice in the back of your head. Not only will eating healthy and staying active teach your kids good health traits, it will be good for you also.

Fitness Time = Family Time Let’s face it, exercising doesn’t always sound very inviting. It is so much easier to sit in front of the TV or curl up and read. Staying active does not have to be exercise, depending on how you look at it.When a family goes for a walk together, is that exercising together or just spending time with each other? There are many other ways, besides going to the gym or running a mile that can help families stay active If you want to see nature and get some fresh air there are many good places in the area to do that. Noble Park in Paducah has a great ‘Greenway’ trail for biking and walking. The Greenway trail is a 3 _ mile trail paved with fine gravel, so it is smooth enough for a comfortable bike ride. Mike Miller Park in Benton also has a nice walking trail and land Between the Lakes has many hiking trails. Other things that you may have around your home are good ways for families to stay active. If you have access to a pool or the lake there are fun water activities. Don’t just lie around on a float or

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raft! As well as actually swimming, try playing a game of Marco Polo, tag or throw a big beach ball to each other. Playing outside as a family can be as simple as a game of Frisbee or kicking around a soccer ball. Many chores are good ways to exercise. Hold a ‘car wash day’ and have everyone help wash the family cars. Plant a flower or vegetable garden. The weeding, raking, etc involved is a good way to get fit. The extra bonus to a garden is beautiful flowers and fresh vegetables. As a family, do a couple of activities each day that are fun, yet teach the importance of exercise.

Events in the Community There are also events in the community to encourage family fitness. Paducah Parks and Recreation has martial arts classes for the whole family. Aikido is the class for ages ten and up and Tae Kwon Do is for ages five and up. These are both ongoing classes on Monday and Tuesday nights that don’t cost very much and there are family discounts. For more information, go to their website, www.paducahky.gov. On September 12, Broadway Street in Paducah will once again closed to cars from 4th to 21st street for “Bikes on Broadway”. This is a great time to bike or walk around down town Paducah as a family. This event will also take place again on October 10. Staying active is probably be the easiest part of staying healthy. I think it’s much easier to go on a family bike ride than it is to make sure you get enough fruit and vegetables in your diet. Yet this is an important part of teaching kids good health habits.

The Most Important Reason Here is the most important reason we should take care of our bodies. It is not because overeating and not staying active can cause major health problems, although that is an important reason, too. The most important reason is that our bodies are God’s temples. We use our bodies to accomplish God’s work so we need to take care of them and keep them healthy. Our bodies are God’s gift to us, and an amazing gift at that. He only gives us one, so we need to keep it fit and healthy to do His work. Family Health and Fitness Day on September 28 is a great way to start. a

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CommunityNews By: Mary Katz The Carson Center

Eckstein Family Series At The Carson Center

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o matter how you spell ‘family’ the Carson Center has your ticket to a great family night out! The new Eckstein Family Series at the Carson Center offers the high quality programming and world-class performances our region has come to expect at the Carson Center, but with family friendly perks. With busy schedules, homework, and early bedtimes in mind, all performances start at 7 p.m., and run approximately 90 minutes. Families will love the ‘friendly to the pocketbook’ ticket prices too with all performances priced at $15.00 for an Adults and $7.50 for Children and Students under 18. Six diverse shows offer a sampling of the enriching world of performing arts so audiences of all ages can enjoy exposure to music, drama, magic, dance, comedy, puppetry and much more! Family and group study guides, available for each performance, enhance the theater experience and help families and community groups make meaningful connections. A special 20% discount is available to those who purchase a Season Subscription (4 of 6 shows).

material, this Grammy nominated group of musicians and dancers will present a grand tour of Mexican music and special regional son. Audiences will enjoy the familiar collection of over 25 folk string, percussion, and wind instruments, bright four-part vocal arrangements, and acrobatic dance demonstrations. Their diverse music is true to its roots but is fresh and lively at the same time.www.sonesdemexico.com "Beyond the Music"is a free, 30-45 min pre-concert lecture/demo. The Carson Center is taking award-winning, Sones de Mexico-Ensemble Chicago on the road. Join these fantastic musicians at WKCTC on Thursday, September 25, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., and celebrate Hispanic Heritage with an authentic cultural experience. Members of Sones de Mexico will give a live

“We are pleased to offer families in our region highly entertaining evening programming featuring international performers that can be enjoyed at a very reasonable price,” said Brian Laczko, Executive Director. “The Eckstein Family Series opens the doors of the Carson Center even wider for families, friends, and individuals to share the unique experience of live theater”. The Carson Center is promoting the Eckstein Family Series as a ‘come as you are, something for everyone’ invitation to a relaxed yet educational and engaging evening out for families. The Carson Center believes some of the shows in the series will encourage family and group discussions about history, cultural differences, and family values. Others, like the Ballet, are a terrific introduction to less understood styles of performing arts, and still others will be enjoyed as good, old-fashioned fun. This seasons programming offer something for every family to enjoy together.

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CommunityNews demonstration of different regional styles of Mexican folk music that the audience will hear during the public evening concert at the Carson Center at 7 p.m. that evening.This lecture series is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Kentucky is one of 25 states to take part in this unique arts education activity.

The Spencers:Theatre of Illusion,October 15,7 p.m. Husband and wife duo, described as “modern day Houdinis”, add a new art to the ancient practice of illusion. Not content to simply levitate, transform, or seemingly evaporate people and objects, the Spencers deliver a high-tech stage show that leaves audiences spellbound. This magical team combines drama, comedy, romance and suspense with dazzling special effects to create a show that will blow your mind. Named “Performing Arts Entertainers of the Year” a record-breaking six consecutive times, the Spencers never fail to amaze and surprise. www.spencersmagic.com

The Diary of Anne Frank, October 25, 7:00 p.m. For over 60 years,her words have kept her spirit alive in the minds and hearts of readers all over the world. Relive the incredible life of Anne Frank as she shares with you her hopes, aspirations and observations on family, love and life as a young woman in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Caught in a world of hate she couldn’t comprehend, this young Jewish girl has become an icon of light for all who dare to dream. The acclaimed Barter Theatre deals with subject matter of The Diary of Anne Frank by putting the pieces in an unforgettable and haunting way, making it one of the most moving productions of the last decade. www.bartertheatre.com “Literacy Through The Arts”- Last year, the Carson Center directed the BIG READ with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. This year, with assistance from Murray State University Regional Stewardship, the Carson Center continues to encourage reading among all age groups and hopes that readers will take time to read or re-read The Diary of Anne Frank and then complement their reading by seeing the performance. Individuals and families reserving seats to the performance will receive complimentary new copies of the novel, while supplies last.

C!RCA-46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes, February 8, 7:00 p.m. Their name says it all. With their beeline approach to high-flying fun, the Australian performers of Circa push their own limits as they barrel, bolt, and balance at breakneck speed. Wherever Circa has taken its breathtaking, heart-stopping show, audiences have flocked to see the impossible happen.Watch as intrepid acrobats battle the clock. Marvel at the astounding ways they bend, fly, juggle and balance. Fast, furious, fun for everyone! www.circa.org

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New York Theatre Ballet presents The Alice in Wonderland Follies March 18, 2011, 7 p.m. What a jumble of jollification! Follow Alice down the rabbit hole for an hour-long dance adventure. The Alice-inWonderland Follies, based upon Lewis Carroll’s famous stories Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass is presented as a series of vignettes in a vaudeville setting (New York, circa 1915). This eclectic ballet draws on many different dance forms – from Irish Step Dancing to African Juba to classical ballet. The musical score is a collage of styles from Ragtime to American ballads to turn-of-the 20th Century popular song. Join the renowned New York Theatre Ballet for a zany potpourri of dance and music and follow Alice's adventures through Wonderland. www.nytb.org This performance will also include a special Presentation by the New York Theatre Ballet made possible by an American Masterpieces grant from the NEA. NYTB will present 2 mini ballets- 1) Septet a classic ballet- based on the renowned choreography of the great Merce Cunningham and 2) Game Two- a modern dance.

The Man Who Planted Trees, May 4, 2011, 7 p.m. Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, sparkling wit and the best dog puppet ever! This multi-sensory theatrical adaptation of Jean Giono’s environmental classic tells the inspiring story of a shepherd who plants a forest, acorn by acorn, transforming a barren wasteland. As much a touching tale as it is a hilarious puppet show, The Man Who Planted Trees shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world. If you can only see one show this season, this is the one to experience as the internationally acclaimed Puppet State Theatre of Edinburgh, Scotland grace the Carson Center stage with a performance that will warm your heart and even inspire you to plant a tree.This award winner is the perfect way to celebrate Earth Day- for all ages! www.puppetstate.org Support for the Eckstein Family Series comes from John and Loree Eckstein, C-Plant Federal Credit Union, Geotech/ Marcum Engineering, and Superior Care Home. For season subscriptions and ticket information, visit www.thecarsoncenter.org or call the box office at (270) 450.4444. For more information about the performances and outreach activities, contact Mary Katz at (270) 443.9932 x 250 or mkatz@thecarsoncenter.org. a

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Little Kids-Big Plans “

By: Rick Epstein

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says, “What can I do with you?” When we visit a real store, Wendy likes to pretend she’s the proprietor. She finds a place to sit and tells anyone who comes by, “Nothing’s for sale. The store is closed, so you have to leave.”

And she will marry me. I hate to boast, but each of my daughters, at age 3 or 4, has had her eye on me as likely husband material. My wife Betsy, the only adult female who ever saw me that way, always says, “Sorry girls, he’s mine!” She says it in a spirited way, too, bless her heart.

In contrast to Wendy’s kaleidoscopic outlook, our oldest daughter, Marie, age 10, is focused like a laser. She has always wanted to be an artist, and she seems to have some ability. I’m trying to guide her toward a practical application, and she thinks maybe she’ll be an art teacher. I was trained in practicality by my dad; for most of my lifetime, he spoke to me largely in dire predictions, supported by newspaper clippings. Even his jokes had an air of grim reality. After a fieldtrip to a science museum, I told him,“Did you know: If Mars had enough water and oxygen, people could live there?”

’m going to be a cat when I get big.” For my 3-year-old daughter Wendy, the question “What are you going to be when you grow up?” is completely open-ended. More recently she expressed a more moderate ambition, saying she wants to be “a beautiful lady who bakes pies and cakes.”

But what about a job? Wendy is intrigued by retail. She loves to play Button Store. She gets a big jar of mixed buttons, sorts them out by color, and I’m her customer. As I enter her shop, she greets me with professional aplomb: “Hello,” she

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“Yeah,” he said,“It’d be just like Upstate New York; you could live there, but just try and find work there.”

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DadRules When I was a kid, Dad always warned that if I didn’t pay more attention to my studies, I’d end up as a “ditch-digger.” I was a great one for digging holes, so it seemed a good trade to fall back on. My first choice was to be a cowboy. I thought it’d be fun to be among all those horses and cows and have gunfights. It looked like interesting work. I knew my parents would never let an 8-year-old have a real gun, so I asked them for guitar lessons.When they told me I was too young, I got discouraged and thought maybe I’d be a veterinarian. I loved animals, but I was a little afraid of them.Then, when I was 9, I saw a picture of young Teddy Roosevelt stuffing a bird in a Classics Illustrated comic book. As a taxidermist, I would be able to indulge my love of animals without being bitten, pecked or gored. I thought my big chance had come when some neighborhood kids found a dead fox. In a couple of days they were done playing with it, and I brought it home on a shovel. My mom wanted to encourage me, but the decomposing fox was unsuitable for anything except quick burial. I scouted field and forest for my next client, eventually finding a dead

owl in perfect condition. Mom put it on ice, and we got a how-to book from the library, and a scalpel and some borax from the drug store. Step One was skinning it. I followed the instructions, but it was not like peeling a banana. The feathery hide was cut full of holes by the time I got it off. I buried the remains beside the fox. The same thing happened with the next two birds I found. Discouraged, I gave up trying to preserve dead animals, and concentrated on finding and burying them. I seemed to have a gift for grave-digging, so that became my new fall-back ambition, as I turned my attention toward other prospects. From reading the Hardy Boys mysteries, I knew detective work was fun, exciting and easy to get started in. So I trained myself by sneaking everywhere I went, and collecting cigarette butts and checking them for lipstick, the redder the better. My 7-year-old, Sally, also entertains a shifting array of possibilities, frequently deciding and re-deciding what she’ll be. Her type of agility, aggression and showmanship usually lead to a career in Roller Derby. But just now she wants to become a trapeze artist, a professional jump-roper, a librarian like her mom, or all three. Her job now is to imagine the possibilities and she’s doing it well. But someday, when she gets serious about her future, I hope she comes to me for guidance. Maybe I can get her to throw in with me and we’ll buy us a herd of long-horns. a Rick Epstein is a father and wrier and can be reached at rickepstein@yahoo.com.

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CommunityNews By: Jennifer Gregory

Missing GRACE Foundation

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osing a child is without a doubt one of the hardest things that parents may ever have to experience. When a newborn baby or infant passes away in Western Kentucky, grieving parents will now have support available to help. Jennifer Lamphere and her husband Eric have started a local chapter of the national organization, Missing GRACE Foundation (www.missinggrace.org). The purpose of the organization is to provide resources and support to families who have experienced a pregnancy or infant loss, infertility or adoption challenges and to advocate for proper management of pregnancies for all women. The Western Kentucky Chapter will be the first chapter of the organization in Kentucky. “Parents who lose their baby need help from their community in order to feel their loss is validated,” Lamphere explained.“They also need the support and counsel of those

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who have experienced this kind of loss personally if they are to move towards hope for a brighter tomorrow.” This is where Missing GRACE comes in,” said Lamphere. “We do know this incredible pain and can help these parents who find a way to their ‘new normal’ and help them to mend the hearts they thought had been broken forever.” Jennifer Lamphere’s story is probably a familiar one to some of you reading this article.When she was just 34 weeks pregnant, Jennifer suffered a complete placenta abruption (the placenta separated from the wall of the uterus causing bleeding and a potential miscarriage.) Her daughter, Grace Kathryn, was delivered by emergency c-section on September 30th, 2009. Grace suffered brain damage from oxygen deprivation due to the abruption and passed away five days later on October 4th, 2009. “She was a perfect angel, just beautiful in every way. Her spirit matched her beauty,” Lamphere told me. “One of her nurses in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) said it best; “For a little girl who could never say a word, she sure had a lot to say.” Jennifer and Eric wanted to find a way to both honor their daughter and help other parents who lose a baby. “When something like this happens, it changes your life forever. The life I had up to September 30, 2009 is never going to be again,”shared Lamphere. After doing some research they discovered Missing GRACE and decided to start a chapter right here in western Kentucky. One of the first things that the local chapter will do is to found a support group for parents who have lost children before their first birthday. Although there are currently bereavement groups from parents whose children have passed away, there are no support groups specifically for those who have lost an infant. Lamphere explained that the issues and emotions facing parents who lose children before their first birthday can be different from those experienced by families who lose older children. The group plans to provide care baskets at the hospital for families who lose a baby. The basket with provide information, a teddy bear for the baby and other mementos for the family. It will also contain layette clothes for the parents to dress their baby in. The baskets will be specific to gender and gestational age.“My most precious moment was being

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CommunityNews able to dress her,” Lamphere told me.“I know that would be special for other moms and finding clothes that fit for what is often a very tiny baby is not easy.” Future plans include a Crisis Care Team available to go to local hospitals when a family has been told their baby may not survive or when a baby passes away. The volunteers will be trained in grief support, photography, and videography. The goal will be to help the family leave the hospital with a feeling of closure, knowing they have done all they can to honor their baby. Ideally, the crisis team would be on call 24/hour a day, 7 days a week and all services would be provided free of charge to the family. “Since we have been in their shoes, we know the things that they can do and the things that might wish down the road they had done at the hospital,” said Lamphere Lamphere has wonderful, pictures taken by her brother-inlaw, of her and her husband with Grace, but now wishes that she had video of her reading and singing to her daughter.“I didn’t think about the video at the time. It would have been wonderful to have had an advocate with me,”said Lamphere.

future. Families who have lost a baby can purchase memorial signs to honor their little one on the day of the race and they can be placed along the course. There will also be a memorial wall. Samples of the memorials together with donation pricing can be found on the website. Although registrations will be accepted the day of the race, Lamphere strongly encourages pre-registration for the event. If you register before September 16, you will be guaranteed a t-shirt. The pre-registration fee is $25 and $30 for registering on the day of the event. You can register online or by mail. Online registrations will be accepted through October 14th and all registrations by mail must be postmarked by October 5th. For details on the Missing GRACE Foundation, at the Kentucky Chapter and for the event schedule and registration, visit www.hopeandheartsrun.org/ Kentucky. For additional information you can also contact Jennifer Lamphere at kentuckyrun@hopeandheartsrun.org. a

First Annual Gracie’s Hope & Hearts Run To help get the new chapter started, the Missing GRACE Foundation is holding the First Annual Gracie’s Hope & Hearts Run on Saturday, October 16th at Bob Noble Park in Paducah. Money raised from the event will benefit the Missing GRACE foundation and will be used to provide the care baskets for the parents and the help with expenses for the new chapter. The event is sponsored by Sponsored by Contemporary OB/GYN and Dr. Susan Muller and will include a children’s carnival, silent auction and refreshments. There will be a Kids Fun Dash, a 5K Timed Run and a 5K Walk. Prizes will be given for top finishers in the race and for the top fundraisers. In addition to team fundraising awards, the top fundraiser who is under 17 years of age will also be recognized. At 11:30 am, there will be a Hearts to Heaven balloon release ceremony.The names of each baby lost by the families present will be read aloud and then everyone will recite a poem together. The families will then release their balloons. “This will be the most rewarding part of the day for me,” explained Lamphere. “Because when all is said and done, this is what the event is about, a time of remembrance for the precious live we lost, and a time for hope towards the

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ActiveCare By: Dr. Heath Schipp, D.C. Active Care Chiropractic

Fibromyalgia

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ibromyalgia is a common syndrome of aching, stiffness, and pain of the muscles and bones for greater than 3 months duration. The palpation of the multiple tender points reproduces tenderness in the absence of significant pathology. The condition is associated with headaches, stiffness, swelling, fatigue, dysmenorrhea, and sleep problems. Fibromyalgia is a common problem that affects 3.7 million Americans. Almost 90% of Fibromyalgia patients are women, who are usually between 40-50 years old. The syndrome costs Americans more than $10 billion annually. Fibromyalgia is a recently identified syndrome. It was not until 1993 that the World Health Organization officially recognized Fibromyalgia as a disease. These factors cause Fibromyalgia to be a commonly misdiagnosed condition. Many practitioners don’t know the criteria needed to properly diagnose Fibromyalgia. In addition, the criteria needed for diagnosis are very subjective. Lab testing such as x-rays and blood tests will reveal nothing. The average Fibromyalgia patient visits more than 5 medical practitioners, spends thousands of dollars, and has symp-

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toms for 5 years before an accurate diagnosis is made.There are many different treatments for this syndrome and they vary widely in their effectiveness.

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Fibromyalgia is a disease that is characterized by two main criteria.The first criterion is that the patient must have widespread pain that has been present for at least 3 months. Pain is only considered widespread if it is found on both sides of the body, above and below the waist, and in the skeleton. The second criteria is that pain must be present in 11 of 18 tender points on palpation. These points are located at the base of the head, low neck, second rib, above the elbow, in the gluteal region, at the top of the hip, and in the middle of the knee. The cause of all Fibromyalgia is unknown, so treating this disease can be difficult. All of the treatments have limitations and many have very little evidence backing their effectiveness. In a study of both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, less than half of the patients had adequate symptom relief. Some of the most common treatments are drug therapy, chiropractic adjustment with soft tissue ischemic compression, stress management, acupuncture, exercise, and education. Chiropractic can be effective in managing Fibromyalgia. In Hain’s study, patients showed a drop of pain intensity (77.1%), an enhanced quality of sleep (63.5%), and less fatigue (74.8%). The reasoning behind using chiropractic for management is because adjusting can inhibit pain, relax paraspinal muscles, break articular adhesions, and increase the range of motion. Exercises such as aerobic dance, stationary cycling, and aerobic walking can help with treatment. Fibromyalgia is commonly misdiagnosed, and when it is diagnosed properly many patients are put on treatments that are ineffective or unresearched. Medication is a treatment which many people doubt the effectiveness of. Fortunately, some studies have shown chiropractic to be an effective form of treatment. Acupuncture has studies which state that it can be effective as well. Exercise in combination with other treatments has been shown to be effective. Patient education and stress reduction can also reduce some of the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Consult your chiropractor if you think you could be suffering from Fibromyalgia. a

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KidsBits By: Robin Gericke

Celebrating Grandparents Editors Note: Some of the fondest memories I have are of my grandfather playing with my sister and I when we were children and my grandmother’s endless supply of sweets (candy). I once heard someone say, “Grandchildren are the gift God bestows on us for raising our children.” I think that’s a beautiful sentiment and perhaps it explains why, as a grandmother, I consider my grandson Elijah, a very special gift.

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y grandparents are always being there for me when I need them and they love me unconditionally.

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Like most kids I sometime take them for granted, letting them fade in the background of my life. Grandparents Day on September 12th is the perfect day to remember all the love and support that grandparents give us. Think of what a pleasant surprise it will be when you send a card, call them, or tell them face to face how thankful you are for them.

How did this day start and who created it? Marian McQuade, a woman from Fayette County, West Virginia, came up with the idea for Grandparents Day. She did it because she was passionate about visiting the lonely elderly in nursing homes. She also wanted children to take the time to learn things that only their grandparents could teach them. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed that Grandparents Day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. I have no doubt that for most children their grandparents are special people. Some of my best memories have been created when I was with my grandparents. There seems to be a special bond between children and their parents’ parents. Grandparents are nearly always positive about their grandchildren. They spoil them and treat them to special things. Most grandparents will not hesitate to express their love for their grandchildren.

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The definition of grandparents in The American Heritage Dictionary is: “grandparent- A parent of one’s mother or father; a grandmother of grandfather.” This is not entirely true, depending on how you define grandparent. There are many people who are like grandparents, having a special bond with children, even though they are not related by blood. Not all grandparents can be involved with their grandchildren’s everyday lives. All of my grandparents live a long way from Paducah. As a result their visits are treasured, since I only see them in person a few times a year. But we make a point to talk on the phone and often write letters to each other. However, there are other people in my life that are very much like grandparents. A retired couple who live locally have been like grandparents to me for as long as I can remember. There are many times we just stop by to say hello and talk about what we’ve all been up to.They are interested in what my sister and I are doing and often come to events with us. They are always there for my family and are some of the kindest people I know in Paducah.

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{ } September 12th is the perfect day to remember all the love and support that grandparents give us. Think of what a pleasant surprise it will be when you send a card, call them, or tell them face to face how thankful you are for them.

This summer, my dad’s parents came to visit. They live in Florida, so our time with them was precious. We did many fun things together, but the moments I will best remember were when we simply spent time with them, talking and visiting. My mom’s mom also came to visit this summer. We always have a lot of fun with her, laughing at stories she tells of mom as a child, playing Scrabble, hav-

ing an at-home spa day, and many other things. She is always there to listen when you need to be heard, talk when you are quiet, and laugh with you, of course. I have treasured memories of my mom’s dad before he passed away. We would always have tea parties with the little plastic tea set he gave me. He once brought me a huge, “man-size”, teddy bear that travelled from Pennsylvania to Kentucky on the back of his motorcycle.

So be sure to thank your grandparents, or someone who is like a grandparent, this Grandparents Day. Most grandparents don’t even know there is a day dedicated to them, so it will be a great surprise. Proverbs 17:6 (NCV) says, ‘Old people are proud of their grandchildren, and children are proud of their parents.’ So obviously grandparents have been special for a very long time. Remember to thank yours, whether they live close by or far away, and be thankful for them. a

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CommunityNews By: Jennifer Gregory

Exhibitions II:2010-2011 PSO Concert Series

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he 2010-2011 season of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra kicks off on September 11th. One of the most exciting changes for the upcoming season is that a new Artistic Director in Residence, Maestro Raffaele Ponti, will be leading the Symphony. The 2010-2011 season will include seven concerts and the season will conclude on April 16, 2011. Five of the concerts will be held at the Carson Center in Paducah and the other two concerts will be held in area churches as part of the Stained Glass series. “It is truly exciting that Paducah has a professional symphony and a world class venue,” said Darlene Dreyer, Executive Director of Paducah Symphony Orchestra, Chorus & Children’s Chorus. The Symphony is something that residents of Western Kentucky can really be proud of.“This season, in particular, the PSO has set a goal to bring new concert goers to our events. Too many people in this area have

never experienced a live musical event such a symphony. We want to break as many barriers as we can to attendance at a symphony concert.” In an effort to make concert attendance as accessible as possible, the symphony has held half price season ticket sales and offers free and reduced price tickets to students. (These are available through the schools and music educators.) The first concert is titled “Magnificent!” and will featured the Bernstein Candide Overture, Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 and Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5. The guest artist for the concert is David Halen, Concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. All of the concerts this season are titled using a word, such as “Exhilarating!”, “Brilliant!” and “Exalting!” that describes how Ponti hopes the audience will feel during the performance. “These words describe the concert and the music for the evening. It is the experience that I want the

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CommunityNews community and audience to have. I hope that the music will evoke these emotions,” said Ponti.

Local Churches will be a new venue “In the Stained Glass series, we will be taking the music into our beautiful local churches,” explained Dreyer. Many of our local churches have stunning architecture and great acoustics for orchestral music. “The idea is to take symphony music to a venue that the public is more familiar with and where they feel more comfortable. The PSO believes this will encourage more people to come to one of the full symphony performances which we hold at the Carson Center.” Ponti agreed and explained that he intends these concerts to be relaxed and informal. He plans to include ‘short conversations from the podium’ during the Stained Glass series concerts.

Free Master Classes prior to each concert On the Friday prior to each concert this season, the symphony will host a Master Class at 4 p.m. These sessions are free and open to the public.Ponti encourages everyone from ages 8 to 80 to attend these events.“This is an opportunity for people to meet the artists up close and ask questions,”said Ponti. The Paducah Symphony Orchestra is composed of paid professional musicians both from Kentucky and surrounding states, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, and Missouri. The musicians come together during the week of a performance and then return to their communities. The Paducah Symphony Orchestra began in 1979 when local musicians joined together to perform at a festival.The PSO is now currently in its 32nd season. The PSO also has both a Children’s and an Adult Symphony Chorus that accepts new members by auditions.The Children’s Chorus is for children in third grade through tenth grade. Both of these groups will perform during the season onstage with the PSO.“We plan to continue that tradition and grow both of these series,” said Ponti. To purchase tickets, call the PSO box office and the staff will help you find seats that will help you get the experience that you want from the concert. Tickets to each of the five concerts at the Carson series start at $15 for a student ticket and at $20 for adults. Another option for families is to purchase a Family Season Pass (2 adults and 2 children) for

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CommunityNews $366. This will gain you and your family admission to all five concerts at the Carson Center. Students who are in Kindergarten through college in Western Kentucky can also request one free family pass for one concert during the 2010/2011 season through their music teacher. Tickets for the two Stained Glass concerts are $12.50 for a student ticket and $25 for an adult ticket. Families can purchase a pass for two adults and two kids for these concerts for $62.50. Dreyer encourages people who have not attended a PSO concert before to come to one of the seven concerts this season.“The first time you attend a concert, listen, look, and watch. Absorb your surroundings and make yourself part of the experience,” encouraged Dreyer. Although some concertgoers do attend in formal dress, she said that many men wear Khaki pants with a button down shirt and tie, while ladies often attend in a dress they might wear for church. “Ultimately, it’s not what you wear, but the experience you take away,” Dreyer explained. Maestro Ponti will bring his enthusiasm and vibrant personality to each concert. “When a group of talented musicians come together to create music, each note is only alive for that one split second,” he explained. “The audience becomes part of that experience and I find that extraordinary.” This season make plans to bring your family to a PSO concert so you can be a part of the ‘Magnificent!’, ‘Exhilarating!’, ‘Spectacular!’, ‘Brilliant!’ and ‘Triumphant!’ experience! For more information on the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, visit www.paducahsymphony.org. You can also contact the PSO at (270) 444.0065 or visit the new Box Office & Shoppe at 201 Broadway in downtown Paducah. a s

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Maestro Raffaele Ponti

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hen the 32nd season of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra begins on September 11th, Raffaele Ponti will take his place on the podium as the new Artistic Director & Conductor of the PSO. Maestro Ponti will bring the extensive experience he has gained leading symphonies, both around the country and internationally, to our wonderful local professional orchestra here in Paducah. “This is a very exciting time for the symphony as we launch our first Artistic Director in residence here in Paducah,” said Darlene Dreyer, Executive Director of Paducah Symphony Orchestra, Chorus & Children’s Chorus. ”Maestro Ponti will be present in the

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community and he is excited at the opportunity to promote and perform the great musical programming he has developed for his first season in Paducah. We believe the presence of a resident conductor will deepen the impact that the PSO musical programs have in the community.” As a conductor whose career began in the orchestra, Ponti feels it essential to tap into the orchestra’s heart and soul, inspiring the musicians and instilling in them a sense of creative enthusiasm. Ponti’s artistic vision includes “Connecting People to the Symphony,” making the orchestra relevant in the community, and presenting innovative orchestral programs with varied formats that partner with other art forms. Ponti’s friendly and outgoing personality has already made a positive impact during an extended visit to Western Kentucky this summer. He is clearly passionate to share his love of music with everyone he meets. That passion began during his childhood, when Ponti studied violin, piano and trumpet. At 17 years old, he was already playing the trumpet with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to his position at the PSO, he also currently works with the Empire State Lyric Theatre, Genesee Symphony Orchestra, and Konzert Opera, Italy. He was a regular guest conductor with the Austin Symphony Orchestra and recently conducted the Toscana Opera Festival in Italy.

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PaducahProfiles CommunityNews “You can make people happy at any age with live music,” Ponti told me during a recent interview.“Live music is electric. You can literally feel the energy at a live concert bouncing off your shirt! Music affects people in different ways. Sometimes it makes your heart race, sometimes it takes your breath away and sometimes it makes you cry,” he told me enthusiastically.

new part of their mind to play and learn. When they make their first sound, they are achieving so much. Playing or singing with a group of musicians is similar to experiencing a wonderful team sport for kids. They come together with the common goal; to make beautiful music and share their happiness with others. It is truly gratifying for children to have success in a safe environment,” said Ponti.

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra may be a regional institution but its level of professionalism impressed Ponti. “When I first auditioned for this position, I was amazed at the level of talent within the Paducah Symphony,” Ponti told me. “I am truly looking forward to working with these professional musicians.” The Symphony strives for continuous improvement and Ponti hopes that his experience and expertise will assist in raising the artistic level of the performances. We want the community to view us as the resource and realize how talented the PSO is,” said Ponti. He plans to do this through the Stained Glass Events, the Children and Adult Symphony Chorus (he does not conduct these last two groups, but will work closely with Dr. Almquist, Director of Choruses, in these areas) and other community events planned for the 2010 – 2011 season.

Ponti is very excited that he will be performing with the PSO at the Carson Center in Paducah. “I have traveled to many places and, to play in a hall like this, is a jewel, he exclaimed.“I can’t tell you how pleased I am for the Symphony to perform at the Carson Center.” Ponti believes that for the audience the performance begins at the moment they walk into the auditorium. “The Carson Center both looks and sounds great,”said Ponti. The 2010-2011 Paducah Symphony Orchestra season is featured in the magazine. Maestro Raffaele Ponti personally invites you to bring your family to the opening concert this September. Talk to your music educator about free and reduced ticket prices for students. a

Ponti’s vision for the PSO also includes incorporating different types of artists into the PSO events.“Paducah is inundated with talents in the arts,” he said.“From quilting to painting and sculpture.” Ponti hopes to integrate narrators, painters, sculptors, and dancers into future performances of the PSO. Perhaps in a future season an artist will be on stage painting as we play music,” he said.

Bringing music to families and children Ponti believes that the key to the continued strength and growth of the PSO is through involvement with children and families. He wants to bring classical music into the schools and to work with kids on all levels from the elementary chorus to the high school band. “The Symphony and I are a resource for the teachers and the children of this area,” Ponti said.“Together with the PSO I want to make a connection with the kids.” Ponti feels that music gives children a chance to express themselves.“With all of the current technology, we have to continue to nurture artistic expression for children to grow into adults,” he explained. “When a child picks up a violin for the first time, they really have no idea what they are doing. To make music, they must use a

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EventsCalendar To place an event in the calendar please call (270) 4159400 or email us at paducahparenting@comcast.net. Submissions will be accepted until the 15th of each month prior to publication.

1850's County Fair and Storytelling Festival.Homepleace,LBL.$3 children,$5 adults.For more,call 931-232-6457.This weekend’s 1850’s County Fair will feature animal displays,historic trades people selling their wares, a farmers market, contests of strength and skill, a string band and much more! Ideal for home educators. Kentucky's Western Waterlands Arts and Crafts Fair. Little Lake Park, Grand Rivers. $1 per person,$3 per car.Original or handmade jewelry,furniture,baskets,quilts,pottery,lace, clothing, belts and wooden decorative items are featured along with stained glass designs,embroidery and paintings by exhibitors from nine different states. "Two Person Show: Anne Bagby & Christina Bartsch" Opening Reception. Yeiser Art Center.5 - 7 PM.FREE.www.theyeiser.org

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Live on Broadway.Live performances on Broadway.7 - 10 PM.For the entertainment lineup visit,www.paducahmainevents.com.

1 WEDNESDAY: Discussions from Off the Shelf: The Reader, presented by WKCTC Professor Emeritus Andrew Halford. McCracken County Public Library Meeting Room. Noon. For more, call 270-442-2510.www.mclib.net FREE Passes for Active Duty Military and Immediate Families.River Discovery Center & National Quilt Museum.For more,call 270-575-9958 or 270-442-8856.

2 THURSDAY: Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast.Carson Center. 7:30 - 8:30 AM.$14.Call 270-443-1746 for reservations. Hearts 4 Babies. Concord United Community Methodist Church. 10 AM - 2 PM. For more, call 270-554-1441. I Love You,You're Perfect, Now Change. Market House Theater. 7:30 PM. For tickets, call 270-444-6828 or go to www.mhtplay.com.

3 FRIDAY: Half Price Friday Nights. Discovery Playhouse, 502 Broadway, Cape Girardeau, MO. 5 - 8 PM.www.discoveryplayhouse.org.573-335-PLAY. Indoor Climate-Controlled Flea Market. Chamber Building,LaCenter.Call Allen Damron Appliance at 270-665-9800. I Love You,You're Perfect, Now Change. Market House Theater. 7:30 PM. For tickets, call 270-444-6828 or go to www.mhtplay.com.

Grand Rivers Street Dance Featuring Classic Waxx.Bandstand in Little Lake Park, Grand Rivers.7 - 10 pm. Woodland School Reunionstarting at 9:00am at Madison Hall in Paducah. I Love You,You're Perfect, Now Change. Market House Theater. 7:30 PM. For tickets, call 270-444-6828 or go to www.mhtplay.com.

5 SUNDAY: 1850's County Fair and Storytelling Festival.Homepleace,LBL.$3 children,$5 adults.For more,call 931-232-6457.This weekend’s 1850’s County Fair will feature animal displays,historic trades people selling their wares, a farmers market, contests of strength and skill, a string band and much more! Ideal for home educators. Kentucky's Western Waterlands Arts and Crafts Fair. Little Lake Park, Grand Rivers. $1 per person,$3 per car.Original or handmade jewelry,furniture,baskets,quilts,pottery,lace, clothing, belts and wooden decorative items are featured along with stained glass designs,embroidery and paintings by exhibitors from nine different states. Science Sundays. Discovery Playhouse,502 Broadway,Cape Girardeau,MO.2 PM.Explore hands-on science experiments.www.discoveryplayhouse.org.573-335-PLAY. I Love You,You're Perfect, Now Change. Market House Theater. 2:30 PM. For tickets, call 270-444-6828 or go to www.mhtplay.com.

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6 MONDAY,LABOR DAY: Labor Day Parade. Starts at 2nd and Broadway and continues to 17th and Broadway. 9:30 AM. Labor Day Parade. Fifth Street, between Massac County Courthouse and Massac Park, Metropolis.10 AM.Music follows at 11 AM in the park. Kentucky's Western Waterlands Arts and Crafts Fair. Little Lake Park, Grand Rivers. $1 per person,$3 per car.Original or handmade jewelry,furniture,baskets,quilts,pottery,lace, clothing, belts and wooden decorative items are featured along with stained glass designs,embroidery and paintings by exhibitors from nine different states.

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I Love You,You're Perfect, Now Change. Market House Theater. 7:30 PM. For tickets, call 270-444-6828 or go to www.mhtplay.com.

12 SUNDAY: Super City – Quilt City Connection, A Celebration of the Arts between Two Cities. Paducah, KY and Metropolis, IL. Events all around town celebrating quilting and other hand-made art.For more,call Metropolis Tourism at 1-877-424-525 or the Quilt Museum at 270-442-8856. Bikes on Broadway.Broadway between 21st and 4th closed to motor vehicles and open to bikes,runners,walkers,wheelchairs,skaters,big wheels and more.1 - 4:30 PM.FREE. Science Sundays. Discovery Playhouse,502 Broadway,Cape Girardeau,MO.2 PM.Explore hands-on science experiments.www.discoveryplayhouse.org.573-335-PLAY.

8 WEDNESDAY: The US Open on the Big Screen.Maiden Alley Cinema.5:30 PM.$10 at the door.Enjoy appetizers,adult beverages.Win prizes,play games. For more,call Crystal Bailey at 270-331-1914.

I Love You,You're Perfect, Now Change. Market House Theater. 2:30 PM. For tickets, call 270-444-6828 or go to www.mhtplay.com.

Maiden Alley Cinema & Yeiser Art Center Fundraising Event. Maiden Alley Cinema. 6 pm,Coffee and Dessert;7 pm,Live Music by the Todd Hill Orchestra.$15 ticket includes coffee with dessert spread.RSVP to landee@maidenalleycinema.org

Harvest Festival. Ballard County.

9 THURSDAY: I Love You,You're Perfect, Now Change. Market House Theater. 7:30 PM. For tickets, call 270-444-6828 or go to www.mhtplay.com.

10 FRIDAY: Half Price Friday Nights. Discovery Playhouse, 502 Broadway, Cape Girardeau, MO. 5 - 8 PM.www.discoveryplayhouse.org.573-335-PLAY. Annual Fall In-Water Boat Show.Green Turtle Bay,Grand Rivers.Come view Yacht Sales inventory of brokerage vessels. This boat show the largest of its kind in the area.Call Grand Rivers Tourism at 270-362-0152. Harvest Festival. Ballard County. I Love You,You're Perfect, Now Change. Market House Theater. 7:30 PM. For tickets, call 270-444-6828 or go to www.mhtplay.com.

11 SATURDAY: Saturday Campus Visit & Tour. Murray State University. 10 AM, appointments begin. Includes 2 hr walking tour.Call us at 1-800-272-4MSU,ext.2.

Annual Fall In-Water Boat Show.Green Turtle Bay,Grand Rivers.Come view Yacht Sales inventory of brokerage vessels. This boat show the largest of its kind in the area.Call Grand Rivers Tourism at 270-362-0152.

13 MONDAY: Teen-Eaze Night.Community Kitchen,Jefferson Street.5 PM.This is a time for teen-agers, 14-19,to come together for food,fun and fellowship.A forum for teens to deal with issues they go through and get some advice on handling those issues. For more info, contact Anthony or Deborah Walton,270-575-3823. Volunteer Meeting.Paducah Red Cross,232 N 8th Street.5 PM.Call 270-442-3575.

14 TUESDAY: Ballard County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast. Bluegrass Restaurant, LaCenter. $8, includes tax. Register by 10 AM September 13. Call 270-665-8277 or email bcchamberinfo@brtc.net Cruisin' Down Memory Lane.Riverfront Events Center,Harrah's Metropolis.6 - 9 PM.$20 admission,limited VIP tables for $300.Benefits the Alzheimer's Association.Call 1-888-512SHOW or visit metropolis.frontgatetickets.com

Lower Town Second Saturday. Jefferson-Park Ave., 3rd St.-9th St. Noon – 8 PM. paducaharts.com. Harvest Festival.Ballard County. Annual Fall In-Water Boat Show.Green Turtle Bay,Grand Rivers.Come view Yacht Sales inventory of brokerage vessels. This boat show the largest of its kind in the area.Call Grand Rivers Tourism at 270-362-0152. Super City – Quilt City Connection, A Celebration of the Arts between Two Cities. Paducah, KY and Metropolis, IL. Events all around town celebrating quilting and other hand-made art.For more,call Metropolis Tourism at 1-877-424-525 or the Quilt Museum at 270-442-8856. 9th Annual Corvettes on the River.Paducah Riverfront (near Farmer's Market).9am,registration;3 PM,trophy presentation.FREE to public.Annual judged show sponsored by the 4 Rivers Corvette Club.www.fourriverscorvetteclub.com. Patriotic Pins.National Quilt Museum. 2 - 4 PM. FREE. Create a red, white, and blue pin to honor and remember those who serve our country and protect our freedom. No registration is needed, and everyone of all ages is invited. www.nationalquiltmuseum.org.We're on Facebook! Sunset Canoe Trip. Location TBA. 5:30 - 8 PM. $25 per canoe, includes same day Nature Station Admission.Registration limited,call 270-924-2020. Live on Broadway.Live performances on Broadway.7 - 10 PM.For the entertainment lineup visit,www.paducahmainevents.com. An Evening of Musical Immersion: "Like Water." Etcetera Coffeehouse. 7 - 9 PM. FREE. www.etccoffee.com The Paducah Symphony Orchestra Presents "Magnificent!" The Carson Center.7:30 PM, a touch of class-ical preconcert chat at 7 PM.Includes Bernstein’s Candide Overture,Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, op. 26, in g minor, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, op. 64, in e minor.For tickets,call 270-444-0065 or 800-738-3727.

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EventsCalendar Lecture by Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS shoes. Lovett Auditorium, Murray State University.7 PM.FREE.For more,call 270-809-6951.

15 WEDNESDAY: 16 THURSDAY: Prostrate Cancer Breakfast Seminar for Men. Baptist Heart Center Auditorium,Western Baptist Hospital.7 - 8 AM.Urologist Donald Spicer,M.D.,will speak on prostate health and treatment,including da Vinci robotic surgery.The first 40 registrants who meet specified criteria may sign up for a free prostate screening immediately following the luncheon.For details or to register,call 270-575-2895. Touch-a-Truck. Farmer's Market Parking Lot. 9 - 11 AM. FREE. All kinds of trucks. Great for kids.Call 270-444-8508. Easter Seals Heart and Soul Art Auction.Maiden Alley Cinema.6 PM.$20.For tickets,call 270-443-1200 or visit Independence Bank. Evenings Upstairs: "Got Milk? Dairies from Paducah's Past" presented by B. J. Summers, author and Market House Museum President. McCracken County Public Library Meeting Room.7 PM.FREE.For more,call 270-442-2510. I Love You,You're Perfect, Now Change. Market House Theater. 7:30 PM. For tickets, call 270-444-6828 or go to www.mhtplay.com.

17 FRIDAY: Taste of Extension.McCracken County Extension Office.2 - 7 PM.Call 27-554-9520. Half Price Friday Nights.Discovery Playhouse, 502 Broadway, Cape Girardeau, MO.5 - 8 PM.www.discoveryplayhouse.org.573-335-PLAY.

Barlow Days. City Park, Barlow, KY. Barbecue, The Little King and Queen Contest, Presentation of Grand Marshall Plaque,and Variety Show.Bring your lawn chairs. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.Playhouse in the Park,Murray.7 PM.For tickets,go to www.playhouseinthepark.net I Love You,You're Perfect, Now Change. Market House Theater. 7:30 PM. For tickets, call 270-444-6828 or go to www.mhtplay.com.

18 SATURDAY: Diabetes Expo 2010.Lone Oak Church of Christ,2960 Lone Oak Road.8 am - noon.FREE. Special gift for the first 150 people.Sponsored by the Purchase Area Diabetes Connection. Call the Purchase District Health Department at 270-444-9625 for more. Teacher Appreciation Weekend. FREE admission to Homeplace, Nature Station, and Planetarium for current teachers, retired teachers, home educators, and their families. Please bring a faculty ID card,school letterhead,or another means to identify yourself as a teacher or home educator. Elk and Bison Prairie Celebration.Golden Pond Visitors Center and Prairie.Celebrate the wonders and history of The Elk & Bison Prairie at the Golden Pond Visitor Center with hands-on displays, a prairie photo display, a primitive weapons demonstration, and children’s activities.Call 270-924-2020. Misaligned Minds 100 Bike Tour.Start from Noble Park.8 AM.Routes of 25,40,65,and 100 miles.Low trafficked back roads and plenty and well stocked rest stops. Whether it's your first organized tour or your fiftieth,you'll have a good time.Call Bike World at 270-442-0751. Master Gardeners Lectures.First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall,200 N 7th Street. Brian F. Jorg presents two lectures, "Bulbs for Spring Color" and "Plants for Autumn Interest." $10 each.Call 270-554-9520 for more. Barlow Days. City Park, Barlow, KY. Parade, Food, Games, Pet Show, Men's Pie Baking Contest Raffles and Music and Entertainment.Bring your lawn chairs. Gourd Patch Festival.Ice House Gallery,Mayfield.Includes arts and crafts,gourd vendors, outdoor entertainment, gourd racecar derby, food, and more. Cosponsored by Mayfield Tourism and the city of Mayfield. Drum Circle for Global Unity. Downtown Gazebo.1 PM.FREE.Part of a planetwide drum circle organized from Oshweken,Ontario. Love That Art! Auction.4200 Buckner Lane,on the lawn.6 PM.$15,table of eight $250.A fourth of the proceeds benefit the Yeiser Art Center, the rest supports the Chad Gamble Tennis Courts in Paducah.Call 270-442-2453 for tickets.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.Playhouse in the Park,Murray.7 PM.For tickets,go to www.playhouseinthepark.net Live on Broadway.Live performances on Broadway.7 - 10 PM.For the entertainment lineup visit,www.paducahmainevents.com. I Love You,You're Perfect, Now Change. Market House Theater. 2:30 PM. For tickets, call 270-444-6828 or go to www.mhtplay.com.

19 SUNDAY: Science Sundays. Discovery Playhouse,502 Broadway,Cape Girardeau,MO.2 PM.Explore hands-on science experiments.www.discoveryplayhouse.org.573-335-PLAY.

think of a better way to spend an early fall weekend than enjoying great BBQ,lively entertainment,exquisite crafts,a charming downtown and a great time with friends.50+ BBQ teams participate.www.bbqontheriver.org Amazing Monarchs.Nature Station,LBL.1 PM.FREE with NS admission.Call 270-924-2020. Ideal for home educators. Citizens Advisory Board Meeting.Environmental Information Center,115 Memorial Drive. 6 PM.Board advises on environmental remediation,waste management and related issues at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) site.For more info,call 270-554-3004. Carson Family Series presents Sones de Mexico.The Carson Center.7 PM.For tickets,call 270-443-9932 or go to www.thecarsoncenter.org.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Playhouse in the Park, Murray. 2:30 PM. For tickets,go to www.playhouseinthepark.net

Mallet Music. Performing Arts Hall,Murray State University.7:30 - 8:30 PM.FREE.Call 270809-ARTS.

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Mix and Mingle Monday. Network with other local business owners. 4 - 6 PM. For more, email info@paducahchamber.org.

Barbecue on the River and Old Market Days.Downtown Paducah.11 AM - 11 PM.Can you think of a better way to spend an early fall weekend than enjoying great BBQ,lively entertainment,exquisite crafts,a charming downtown and a great time with friends.50+ BBQ teams participate.www.bbqontheriver.org

21 TUESDAY: Interracial Women's Group. McCracken County Public Library. Noon. Call Marcia Alexander at 270-519-6413. Shooting Sports Club Banquet. Knights of Columbus Hall,Jefferson Street.For more,call the Extension Office at 270-554-9520. Book Reading and Reception, Longing: Stories of Racial Healing. McCracken County Public Library.7 - 8:30 PM.FREE.Call 270-442-2510 for more.

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Commonwealth Cup Regatta. Green Turtle Bay and Commonwealth Yacht Club. For details,call 1-800-498-0428 or visit www.greenturtlebay.com Amazing Monarchs.Nature Station,LBL.1 PM.FREE with NS admission.Call 270-924-2020. Ideal for home educators. Half Price Friday Nights. Discovery Playhouse, 502 Broadway, Cape Girardeau, MO. 5 - 8 PM.www.discoveryplayhouse.org.573-335-PLAY. The Foreigner. Purchase Players Performing Arts Center, Mayfield. 7 PM. For tickets, go to www.purchaseplayers.com or call 270-251-9035.

23 THURSDAY: Class Acts Series presents Fiesta Mexicana. The Carson Center. 9:30 & 11:30 AM. $5. For tickets,call 270-443-9932.www.thecarsoncenter.org Senior Medical Patrol Volunteer Training Luncheon.Pasta House.11 AM - 1 PM.For more, contact LaShea Wyatt at the McCracken County Senior Center,270-443-8579. Barbecue on the River and Old Market Days.Downtown Paducah.11 AM - 11 PM.Can you

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.Playhouse in the Park,Murray.7 PM.For tickets,go to www.playhouseinthepark.net

25 SATURDAY: Commonwealth Cup Regatta. Green Turtle Bay and Commonwealth Yacht Club. For details,call 1-800-498-0428 or visit www.greenturtlebay.com

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EventsCalendar Marine Industry Day. Riverfront, foot of Broadway and Kentucky Avenue. 9 AM - 4 PM. Towboat tours,contests,events,aquarium,and displays.Call 270-554-0154. Saturday Campus Visit & Tour. Murray State University. 10 AM, appointments begin. Includes 2 hr walking tour.Call us at 1-800-272-4MSU,ext.2. David Baldacci's Wish You Well Kickoff Event.National Quilt Museum.10 AM - 2 PM.Kick off event to promote awareness the book,Wish You Well, the kickoff activity will include live music,children's activities,craft exhibits and storytellers.All activities will be authentic to the 1940's in the Appalachian Mountains,the setting of Wish You Well.www.artsinfocus.org. Barbecue on the River and Old Market Days.Downtown Paducah.11 AM - 11 PM.Can you think of a better way to spend an early fall weekend than enjoying great BBQ,lively entertainment,exquisite crafts,a charming downtown and a great time with friends.50+ BBQ teams participate. www.bbqontheriver.org Department of Music POPS Concert. Lovett Auditorium, Murray State University. $5 donation to scholarships requested,FREE for MSU students.For more,call 270-809-ARTS. The Foreigner. Purchase Players Performing Arts Center, Mayfield. 7 PM. For tickets, go to www.purchaseplayers.com or call 270-251-9035. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.Playhouse in the Park,Murray.7 PM.For tickets,go to www.playhouseinthepark.net Comedian Bill Engvall LIVE.The Carson Center.7 PM and 9:15 PM.For tickets,call 450-4444 or go to www.thecarsoncenter.org

26 SUNDAY: Commonwealth Cup Regatta. Green Turtle Bay and Commonwealth Yacht Club. For details,call 1-800-498-0428 or visit www.greenturtlebay.com Amazing Monarchs.Nature Station,LBL.1 PM.FREE with NS admission.Call 270-924-2020. Ideal for home educators. Science Sundays.Discovery Playhouse,502 Broadway,Cape Girardeau,MO.2 PM.Explore hands-on science experiments.www.discoveryplayhouse.org.573-335-PLAY. The Foreigner. Purchase Players Performing Arts Center, Mayfield. 2 PM. For tickets, go to www.purchaseplayers.com or call 270-251-9035.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Playhouse in the Park, Murray. 2:30 PM. For tickets,go to www.playhouseinthepark.net

27 MONDAY: Western Baptist Foundation Third Annual Golf Tournament.Country Club of Paducah. Morning and afternoon rounds available. Limited to 40 teams of 4 players. Register by September 1 by calling 270-575-2871. Teen-Eaze Night. Community Kitchen,Jefferson Street.5 PM.This is a time for teen-agers, 14-19,to come together for food,fun and fellowship.A forum for teens to deal with issues they go through and get some advice on handling those issues. For more info, contact Anthony or Deborah Walton,270-575-3823.

28 TUESDAY: Amazing Monarchs.Nature Station,LBL.1 PM.FREE with NS admission.Call 270-924-2020. Ideal for home educators.

29 WEDNESDAY: 30 THURSDAY: Harvest Music Extravaganza.Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.2 - 6 PM.FREE food,entertainment,and register to win a flat screen TV;bring lawn chairs.Prize bags to the first 100 people. Call 270-443-6543.

UPCOMING IN OCTOBER: OCTOBER 2: Purchase Area Memory Walk to be held in downtown Paducah.Join us as we take steps to end Alzheimer’s Disease along Paducah’s beautiful floodwall.Registration 8:30 AM.Walk 9:00 AM.Meet at the foot of Broadway.To register a Memory Walk Team,go to www.alz.org/memorywalk. OCTOBER 2 - 3: 2010 Hazel Celebration. Downtown Hazel, KY. Events include a Car Show,Kids Area with pumpkin painting and inflatables,vendor/flea market area,and tons of food.All the local stores will be open with special sales in progress.Rodeo both nights at 7 PM.Contact Tina Ward at tinaward@wk.net for more details.

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OCTOBER 21: Buy Local Trade Show, hosted by the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce. Paducah Expo Center.To reserve your booth,email info@paducahchamber.org OCTOBER 23: FallFest 5K. The Summit, Louisville. Sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana. Now seeking volunteers to help out. Call the Fall Fest 5K hotline at 502-636-0900 ext. 41300

Art Galleries, Exhibitions & Museums: K - 12 Art Contest for Marshall County students. Categories are Painting, Drawing, and Photography. There is a $250 overall prize and 9 other cash prizes. Sponsored by Central Baptist Church of Benton.Deadline for submissions is September 15.An awards ceremony featuring nationally known artist Mike Lewis, "The Jesus Painter" on September 23 from 7 - 9 PM.For complete rules and information,call 270-836-3362. Apprenticeship for Artists.Ages 13+.Ongoing. Paducah Parks Department.444-8508.

THROUGH NOVEMBER 16: "A Horse's Tale": Kentucky will host the World Equestrian Games in 2010,the first time the games have been held outside of Europe. In keeping with this event the National Quilt Museum is holding a juried exhibit of quilts about and/or depicting horses in early fall of 2010.Special guest artist for this exhibit will be Shirley P.Kelly of Colden,NY.National Quilt Museum.For more,call 270-442-8856.Open: Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM,Sunday 1 - 5 PM. www.nationalquiltmuseum.org

SEPTEMBER 1 - NOVEMBER 10: "Evolving Traditions: An Exhibition of Extraordinary Kentucky Art & Craft." Celebrate Kentucky artists with the juried exhibit by Tim Glotzbach, current Director of Berea College Student Craft Program. PAPA Gallery, 124 Broadway. Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM. www.thepapagallery.com SEPTEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 6: "The Machine Age of Quilting, from Treadle to Computer." From the treadle to the computerized wonders of today, sewing machines forever changed the face of quiltmaking.This exhibit of quilts from the collection of Pat Holly and Sue Nickels shows how quilters have utilized sewing machines from the 1840s to the present with stunning results. National Quilt Museum. For more, call 270-442-8856. Open: Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 1 - 5 PM. www.nationalquiltmuseum.org

THROUGH MARCH 31: Chickasaw Exhibit. Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site. The exhibit, called “Hina Lawa Linoatok: We Have Walked Many Roads,” consists of interpretive panels and details on the history of the Chickasaw people from their creation to the contemporary life of the Chickasaw Nation. The Chickasaw are a Native American tribe in Oklahoma whose homeland was part of what is now Mississippi,Tennessee and western Kentucky. The Chickasaw Nation, Museum and Historic Sites, Division of History and Culture, has loaned Wickliffe Mounds an exhibit that tells their story from migration and removal to the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Indian relocation program, the annual Chickasaw festival and their celebrated heroes of today. FREE. Hours: 9 AM - 4:30 PM, through November. For winter hours, call 270-335-3681. wickliffemounds@ky.gov Amber-Light Stained Glass Art Guild of Western Kentucky. Anyone interested in learning Stained Glass Art may attend. 3rd Tuesdays, monthly. 435 Salem Chapel Rd. North, 6 miles East of Draffenville, off Highway 68. 6:30 PM For information, call Mike at 866-403-2473. Market @ 315. An array of original art forms. Quilts, Paintings,Turned Wood, Bead Art, Fiber Arts, and much more! All to your "Arts Desire"! 442-6151.

National Quilt Museum.215 Jefferson Street.The museum offers FREE guided tours in addition to admission fees every Saturday at 1 PM.There's also a fun activity 10 AM - noon and 2 - 4 PM.For more,call 442-8856.www.nationalquiltmuseum.org. Lowertown Gallery information available at www.paducaharts.com. Paducah Railroad Museum – 201 Washington St. Fri. 1 - 4 PM, Sat. 10 AM -4 PM or by appt. $3 Adults, $1 Children. Donations. 270-519-7377 PAPA Gallery. Works by 100 local artists. 124 Broadway. Mon. - Fri. 10 – 4PM. FREE. 575-3544. www.thepapagallery.com The Right Angle Gallery. Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 10-3. 4645 Village Square Dr. River Discovery Center – 117 S. Water Street. Monday – Saturday 9:30 AM – 5 PM. Sunday 1 – 5 PM (April - November). $7 adults, $5 children (ages 3 - 12), $6 seniors 60 and over. 270-575-9958.www.riverdiscoverycenter.org

SEPTEMBER 3 - 6: Nina and Pinta Ship Replica exhibition. The 'Nina' was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools, and was called by Archaeology magazine " the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built." The craftsmanship of construction and the details in the rigging make it a truly fascinating visit back to the Age of Discovery.The 'Pinta' was built in Brazil to accompany the 'Nina' on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel and offers larger deck space for walk-aboard tours and has a 900 sq. ft. main salon down below to view slide shows of the ships' construction. Both ships will be touring together as a new and enhanced 'sailing museum'. Green Turtle Bay, Grand Rivers. Hours: 9 AM - 6 PM. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children. No reservations necessary.Teachers or groups wishing to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crew member should call the ship directly at 787-672-2152. Minimum of 15. $4 per person . Visit our website at www.thenina.com for additional information.

SEPTEMBER 4 - OCTOBER 24: "Two Person Show: Anne Bagby & Christina Bartsch," Multi-media artist Anne Bagby and printmaker Christina Bartsch bring this impressive exhibit to the Yeiser. Yeiser Art Center. FREE, donations accepted. Open 10 AM - 4 PM, Tuesday - Saturday. Call 270-442-2453. www.theyeiser.org. Opening reception September 4, 5 - 7 PM, FREE.

SEPTEMBER 8 - OCTOBER 8: "All About Gourds." An exploration of the functional and artistic possibilities of the humble gourd. This juried exhibition features work by gourd crafters and gourd artist from across the country. MayfieldGraves County Art Guild Ice House Gallery, 120 N 8th Street. Hours: Tuesday Friday 10 AM - 4:30 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM. FREE. www.icehousearts.org

THROUGH SEPTEMBER 24: "A Window Into Chinese History," works by BiLan Liao. Clemens Fine Arts Center Gallery, WKCTC. Hours: Monday and Wednesday 12:30 - 3 PM, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 AM - 3 PM, Friday 8:30 AM - Noon. FREE. Call 270-534-3212.

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3RD MONDAY: Senior Adults Potluck. 12 Noon in Igert Hall. Bring your favorite dish

Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum - 631 Kentucky Ave. Interpreting

Paducah's & Western KY's roles in the Civil War. Fri/Sat Noon to 4PM; 10AM4PM when riverboats in port; group tours by appt. Adults $3/child 6-12 $1/under 6 free 575-5477. The William Clark Market House Museum – 121 Market House Square. Mon – Sat 12 – 4 PM. $3 ages 12 and up, $1 ages 6 – 11, 443-7759 Whitehaven Welcome Center – I-24, exit 7.Tours 1 – 4 PM daily,Tours every half

hour, daily 1:30 – 4 PM. FREE. 554-2077.

Religious Services & Meetings: Amazing Grace Lutheran Church - 270-554-5256 or 270-443-7787 amazinggracelutheranpaducah.org unbridledword@yahoo.com Meets at House of Hope, 2025 Clarkline Road Sunday Service: 10 AM

Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church - 876-7239 www.bethelcpchurch.org SUNDAY: Donuts 8:45 AM.; Sunday School, 9 AM.; Worship, 10 AM.& 6 PM. Youth, 6 PM WEDNESDAY: GLOW (Growing, Learning on Wednesday) Meal at 5:45 PM with classes following for all ages.

Broadway Church of Christ. SUNDAY: Morning Worship, 9:30 AM; Bible Study, 10:45 AM Evening Worship,6 PM WEDNESDAY: Bible Study, 7 PM

Broadway United Methodist Church - 443-2401 www.bumc-paducah.org SUNDAY: Fellowship Time 9 AM. Youth & Adult Sunday School for all ages - 9:30 AM. Worship 10:30 AM Youth group (grades 6-12) – 6 PM.Youth Activities, Sunday 6 PM. SELECTED FRIDAY NIGHTS: Parent’s Night Out. Safe, reliable babysitting available

to share and join us for food, fun and fellowship. Wednesday Evening Meals. $5 for adults and $3 for children. Reservations not

needed. Food served from 5:30 – 6:15 PM. Programs begin at 6:15 PM. Mother's Day Out- Children 3 months -5 years meets Tuesday and Thursdays from 9 AM -2 PM Call 443-2401 ext. 216 for more information. Thursday Morning Bible Study: Led by Senior Pastor, Dr. David Comperry, This group meets most Thursday mornings at 11AM Open to all. Choirs available for all ages. Gospel & Chancel Choirs for adults; Gloria Choir for children grades 3-5;Melody Choir for children K-2 and Alpha Choir for children ages 3-pre K. Adult HandBells- Fellowship Ringers. Call 443-2401 ext.205 for more information about music opportunities at Broadway UMC. Brooks Pool - 443-1778 - Brooks Pool is open to the community for Year-Round

Swimming in our indoor heated pool. Swim lessons and lifeguard certification are available. Pool Rental for private parties. Contact 443-1778.Swim lessons and Parent & Me Classes are available.Water Aerobics: MONDAY – FRIDAY 10 AM MONDAY – THURSDAY: Open Swim. 5 - 7 PM. Water Aerobics: MONDAY - THURSDAY. 5:15 PM.

Central Church of Christ – 270-442-1017 2201 Washington Street: SUNDAY: Bible Study Classes for all ages 9:30 PM, Morning worship 10:30 AM, Evening worship 6:00 PM WEDNESDAY: Bible Study classes for all ages 7:00 PM 2ND AND 4TH TUESDAYS: "Dorcas Day" Clothing Give-Away

Community Fellowship Baptist Church - 270-856-4463 Off of Hwy 45 in Hickory, Ky SUNDAY at 9:45 AM for Sunday School • Worship 11:00 AM

WEDNESDAY Night Service 6:30 PM • Sunday Night Small Groups 6:00 PM

Concord United Methodist Church - (church) 443-2629, (office) 443-2669 www.concordpad.com SUNDAY: 8:15 AM - Early Worship Service, 9:00 AM - Coffee/Donuts/ Fellowship, 9:30 AM - Sunday School, 10:30 AM - Worship Service, 5:00 PM Choir Rehearsal, 6:00 PM - Evening Worship. TUESDAY: 6:30 PM - WISE Women's Bible Study. WEDNESDAY:5:00 PM - Family Meal,6:00 PM - BLAST for Kids,Youth & Adult BibleStudy. 9:00 AM - Community Bible Study, THURSDAY: 8:00 AM - Men's Prayer Breakfast, Prayer Room:The prayer room is open to the public 9 AM to 4 PM MONDAY - FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 12: Kickoff day for a new young adult Sunday School class and we hope you can be part of it! 9:30 AM.Dr.Wade Poat,teacher.We will also make use of excellent videobased biblical series.Please consider joining us at the very beginning of this adventure.

First Baptist Church, Paducah - 442-2728 www.fbcpaducah.org SUNDAY: Early Morning Service, 8:30 AM; Bible Study, 9:50 AM; Late Morning Service, 11 AM WEDNESDAY: Prayer Meeting, 6 PM; Adult Choir Rehearsal, 7 PM.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - 443-8251 www.fccpaducah.org SUNDAY: Sunday School 9:30 AM.Worship Service 10:45 AM.(Nursery Provided) WEDNESDAY: Handbells. 6 PM. THURSDAY: Adult Choir. 6:45 PM.

First Presbyterian Church - 442-3545 SUNDAY: Church School 9:30 AM; Worship 10:45 AM; Youth Choir (6TH - 12TH grades), 4:30 PM, Youth Group 5:30 - 7 PM, Handbells, 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Children's Choir & activities 4 - 5:45 PM; Adult Choir 7 PM

Fountain Avenue United Methodist - 443-1724 SUNDAY: Fellowship, 9 AM; Sunday School for all ages, 9:45 AM; Worship and Children’s Church (ages 4-9), 10:45 AM. Communion service first Sunday of each month. Nursery provided for birth - age 3. MONDAY/THURSDAY: Quilting Group, 9:30 AM WEDNESDAY: Church Dinner, 5:30 PM ($5/ call for reservation by Tuesday Noon); Program and youth activities, 6 PM; Choir, 6:30 PM. SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY, "Revelation Is Not the End of the World." 4 PM.

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Friendship Baptist Church of Paducah - 534-1900

SUNDAY SCHEDULE: Sunday School - 9

SUNDAY: Worship Service 8:30 &11 AM. Bible Study 9:45 AM. AWANA (children’s discipleship) 6 PM. Youth Discipleship 6 PM. Adult Discipleship 6 PM TUESDAY: Women’s Bible study, morning and evening sessions. WEDNESDAY: Children’s Choir (3 yrs - 5TH grade) 6:30 PM. Youth Bible Study 6:30 PM. Adult Prayer/Bible Study 6:30 PM

Margaret Hank Memorial Cumberland Presbyterian Church - 443-3689 www.margarethank.org

Grace Church, Int’l - 442-8949 www.gracechurchint.org SATURDAY: Celebration Service, 10:30 AM and 5 PM TUESDAY: Celebration Service, 7 PM • THURSDAY: Corporate Prayer, 8:45AM

Grace Bible Church - 554-0808 SUNDAY: Celebration Service, 9:45 AM - Potluck following Sunday services. WEDNESDAY: Service, 6:30 PM

Harmony Baptist Church – 270-488-3115 9215 Ogden Landing Road • harmonypastor@gmail.com SUNDAY: 10 AM, Sunday School; 11 AM Morning Worship, Children's Church; 5:30 PM AWANA; 6 PM Evening Worship WEDNESDAY: 7 PM Prayer and Praise, Bible Buddies Find us on Facebook!

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McKendree United Methodist Church - 488-3770 or 488-2444. SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9

AM Worship, 10:30 AM Youth and Children Activities, 4:30 PM Evening Worship, 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Bible Study, 6:30 PM EVERY 3RD SATURDAY, Senior Citizens Social Dinner - 4:30 to 6 PM. Clothes Closet: Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 AM - 3 PM.; Saturday: 9 AM Noon. Most items 25 cents to $1.

Milburn Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian - 488-2588 SUNDAY: Donuts & Coffee, 9 AM.; Sunday School, 9:30 AM.; Morning Worship, 10:30 AM.; Evening, 6 PM.

WEDNESDAY: Evening meal, 5:30 PM.; Bible Study (all ages), 6:15 PM

Mt.Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church - 618-564-2616

Heartland Worship Center - 534-1400

SUNDAY: Sunday school 10 AM, Worship 11 AM, Evening worship 6 PM, Youth

SUNDAY: Sunday School - 8:15 & 11 AM. Sunday Service - 9:30 AM & 6 PM. WEDNESDAY: Evening Service – 6 PM; Children’s activities - 6:15 PM;

WEDNESDAY: Bible study 6:30 PM, Junior youth group 6:30 PM

Middle/High School, 6-8 PM.; DivorceCare, 6:30 PM.

Highland Cumberland Presbyterian Church – 554-3572 SUNDAY: Sunday School - 9:45 AM,Worship -10:45 AM,Youth and Evening Worship 6 PM. WEDNESDAY:Evening meal- 5:15 PM, Youth- 5:30 PM, Bible Study- 6PM,Adult Choir- 7PM.

Hillcrest Baptist Church - 270-217-2796

group 6 PM. Contact:Bro. David LeNeave, contact@mscpchurch.com

Mt. Zion Baptist Church - 554-0518 www.mtzionpaducah.org SUNDAY: Sunday school, 9 AM; Worship, 10 AM & 6:30 PM WEDNESDAY: Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, 6:30 PM.

New Four Rivers Covenant Church – 575-3400 270-444-6598 or 1-866-733-7245

SUNDAY: Sunday School 9 AM, Services 10 AM and 5 PM Mothers Day Out: WEDNESDAY 9am - 2:30 PM Hillcrest Preschool, MONDAY - FRIDAY

SUNDAY: Sunday School 9:15 AM. Family Worship, 10:30 AM.

Immanuel Baptist Church - 443-5306 www.immanuel-paducah.org SUNDAY: Worship Services-10:45 AM. Sunday School,9:30 AM with classes for all ages.

Jesus Christ Little House of Prayer - 898-9875 SUNDAY: Morning Worship 10 AM. Evening Worship 6 PM. THURSDAY: Evening Service. 6:30 PM.

Living Word Pentecostal Church - 575-3477 SUNDAY: Morning Sunday School/Worshi- 10 AM. Evening Worship - 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Bible Study - 7 PM Bus Ministry: 270-564-5706 or 270-210-9086

Lone Oak Church of Christ - 554-2511 www.loneoakchurchofchrist.com SUNDAY: Worship 9 AM, Sunday School 15 minutes after end of worship, Evening Service 6 PM. WEDNESDAY: Bible Study 7 PM

Lone Oak First Baptist Church – 554-1441 www.loneoakfbc.org SUNDAY: Adult Sunday School, 7:30 AM; Morning Worship – 8:30 AM, 9:35 AM, & 11 AM; Sunday School – 8:30 AM & 9:45 AM; Evening Worship – 7 PM

WEDNESDAY: Children’s Mission Groups & Preteen Group– 5:45

PM; Youth– 6PM; Children’s Choirs & Prayer Meeting– 6:30 PM Adult Choir & Orchestra Rehearsal – 7:15 PM

Lone Oak United Methodist Church - 270-554-1272 www.loneoakumc.org SUNDAY: Sunday School: 9 AM, Worship 10:15 AM, Youth Group 5 PM WEDNESDAY: Church Dinner 5:30 PM, Bible Study 6 PM, Bell Choir 6 PM, Chancel Choir 7 PM

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EventsCalendar WEDNESDAY: New Life Groups. 6-7:15 PM for all ages. SUNDAY: Worship- 9:30 & 11:00am Paducah Campus: 1200 Broadway • Lakes Campus: 109 Main Street, Calvert City

New Covenant Church - 575-3400 SUNDAY: Sunday School 9:15 AM. Family Worship Service 10:30 AM. WEDNESDAY: New Life Groups 6:00-7:15 PM for all ages.

New Covenant Fellowship of Reidland – 898-9664 SUNDAY: Worship Service 10:30 AM

New Geneva Community Church--Paducah – 443-8866 www.ngccarp.org SUNDAY: 10 AM worship; 11:30 AM intergenerational Bible Study; meal following TUESDAY: Women's ministry 7 PM THURSDAY: Men's ministry 5:30 PM and 6:45 PM TUESDAY – FRIDAY: Biblical counseling available by appointment

New Harvest Church of God www.newharvestchurchpaducah.com SUNDAY: Morning Worship and Children's Church (Age 11 & under), 10:30 AM; Evening Camp Meeting, 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Bible Study, 7PM For Youth Information: The River Youth Ministries.Contact Melanie Rogers, (270) 978-1761 or email: melattheriver@yahoo.com

New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church- 554-0473 www.newhopecpchurch.org newhopecpchurch@hotmail.com • Pastor: Jeff Biggs Youth Pastor: Drew Gray Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 10:30 a.m.,Sunday Evening Youth & Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Evening Youth & KFC (KIDS FOR CHRIST) 6:00 PM Adult Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM Monday Night Females- 2ND MONDAY OF THE MONTH

Olivet Baptist Church - 442-3267 email: office@obcpaducah.org SUNDAY:9 AM Sunday School;10 AM Morning Worship;Children Church ages 2 through 1st grade;5:45 PM AWANA (ages 2 through 6th grade); Evening Service;6 PM WEDNESDAY: 7 PM, Prayer Meeting & Mission Friends;Youth 6:30 PM MONDAY–FRIDAY: Preschool, ages 3-5 yrs.;Before/After School program for Concord Elementary students call 442-3353.

Open Door Baptist Church - 443-6522 www.theopendoorbaptistchurch.com 227 Farley Place, Paducah, KY 42003 Pastor - Bob Kelley, bkelley@vci.net SUNDAY: Sunday School, 10 AM, Morning Worship and Children's Church 11 AM, SUNDAY EVENING 6 PM; WEDNESDAY: Teaching Time for Adults and Patch the Pirate Club for Children 7 PM; FRIDAYS: Reformers Unanimous, a group that will help you overcome addictions, 7 - 9 PM. Clothes Closet open 3RD WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. FRIDAYS: RUI, Addiction Recovery Program. 7 PM. If you need a ride or more information, call the church office. SEPTEMBER 5: Special guest speaker Dr. Shelton Smith. 10 and 11 AM services. Dr. Smith is a national known independent fundamental Baptist preacher. For the last 15 years has been editor of The Sword Of The Lord newspaper.

Palestine Methodist Church Bible School - 270-559-1233 Ogden Landing Road, West Paducah, KY Reidland Baptist Church – 898-6243 rbaptist@bellsouth.net • www.reidlandbaptistchurch.org SUNDAY: 9:00AM Sunday School (classes for all ages), Morning Worship Service 10:10am-11:30 AM; Children's Church (ages 4 to 3rd grade); 5:30 - 7 PM.Choir practice,Youth and children's programs and recreation; 6 - 7 PM Adult Bible Study. WEDNESDAY: 5-5:45 Evening Meal; 6-7: 45 PM, TeamKID: Ages 3 – 6th Grade; Youth Group; 6-7:45 PM, Nursery provided for all services and Sunday school. Adult Life University Classes; Prayer Service: 6:30 - 7:45 PM. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: 9:30 AM – 2 PM, Mother’s Day Out Program. Ages 1-4.

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Reidland Christian Church – 898-3904 www.reidlandchristian.org SUNDAY: 9:30 AM Sunday school; 10:30 AM Worship; 6 PM Bible study WEDNESDAY: 6 PM Family Meal; 7 PM Bible study for children/adults .

Reidland Seventh Day Adventist Church - 270-898-3010 5320 KY Dam Road, Paducah, KY 42003 SATURDAY: Sabbath School, 9:30 AM; Worship Service, 11 AM. A FREE delicious vegetarian fellowship meal is served 1st Sabbath of each month following worship service. WEDNESDAY: Prayer Meeting, 6:30 PM.

old-5th grade), 5-7PM;Wired Wednesdays (6th-12th grade), 5:30-7PM;Choir, 67PM THURSDAY: Men's Small Group, 6am, IHOP, Paducah SATURDAY:United Methodist Men 2nd Saturday, 8-9am, Little Castle, Lone Oak

Twelve Oaks Baptist Church - 554-4634 SUNDAY: Sunday School: 9 AM Worship. 10 AM and 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Awana: 5:30 - 7 PM, Mid-Week Service 6 PM.

United Central Presbyterian Church – 442-6414 unitedcentralpres.blogspot.com unitedcentralpresinfo@gmail.com 1347 South Sixth Street Sunday School 9:45 AM, Sunday Worship 10:45 AM,child care is provided all Sunday morning.

Reidland United Methodist Faithweaver Friends, preschool - 6th grade. Wednesdays: 5:15 - 7:30 PM. Free dinner & fun, interactive bible discussions for kids. For more, call 270-217-0400.

United Church of Paducah – 442-3722. www.uccpaducah.org

Rosary Chapel Catholic Church - 444-6383 Rosary@bellsouth.net

SUNDAY: Worship celebration–10 AM; Coffee and refreshments–11- 11:20AM; Christian Education until noon.

Mass Schedule: SUNDAY: 10 AM and THURSDAY: 6:00PM

Waldo Baptist Church - 618-564-2180 waldobaptist.org

Spring Bayou Baptist Church- Kevil- 462-3014 www.springbayou.com SUNDAY: Sunday School - 9:45 AM; Morning Worship & WeeWorship - 10:45 AM;

SUNDAY: Bible Study, 9 AM; Morning Worship Service, 10 AM; Evening Worship Service,6 PM WEDNESDAY: Fellowship Meal Ministry,5:30 PM;Mid-Week Service, 7 PM

Awana Program - 5 PM; Evening Worship - 6 PM WEDNESDAY EVENING, 7 PM.

West End Baptist Church - 443-1043

Southland Baptist Temple - 270-444-9678 www.southlandbaptisttemple.com SUNDAY: 7 - 9 AM Topper's Gospel Show (WKYQ); 9:45 AM Sunday School; 10:45 AM Worship Service,KidzAlive (3 - 5th grade);6 PM Evening Service, WEDNESDAY: 10 AM - 3 PM Mission Room Open;4:30 - 6 PM Evening Meal;6:30 - 8 PM AWANA (2 - 6th grade),The

Light (7th - 12th grade);6:45 PM Adult Bible Classes

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church - 442-1923 www.stfrancisdesalespaducah.org Mass Schedule: MONDAY –FRIDAY: 12:05 PM

SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9:45 AM; Worship Service, 10:45 AM; Evening Worship, 6 PM. WEDNESDAY: Fellowship Meal 5:30 PM - Reservations required.Call church office by noon Tuesday. Children/Youth Bible Study and Adult Prayer Service: 6:30 PM

Westminster Presbyterian Church - 443-2919 Rev. Pamela Gordon www.westminsterpresbyterianpaducah.org

SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9 AM; Worship, 10:15 AM Free childcare available. WEDNESDAY: Westminster Wednesdays, 5:45 PM meal 6:30 PM; Bible Study Presbyterian Women meet monthly.

SATURDAY: 5 PM; SUNDAY: 8:30 & 11 AM and 5 PM

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church – 554-3810. www.stjohn-theevangelist.org Mass Schedule: TUESDAY – SATURDAY: 7:30 AM

SATURDAY: 5 PM; Sunday: 7:30 AM & 9 AM SEPTEMBER 10 - 11: 50th Annual St. John's Picnic. Friday fish fry at St. John Knights of Columbus Hall. Saturday BBQ, political speakers, live entertainment, country store & games.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church – 442-8294 SUNDAY: 9:30 AM, Worship

St. Paul Lutheran Church - 442-8343 SUNDAY: Worship, 8 & 10:45 AM;Bible study & Sunday School, 9:30 AM The Lutheran Hour,Christian outreach radio program can be heard locally on WNGO 1320-AM and WKYX 570-AM each Sunday at 6PM Sponsored by St.Paul Lutheran Church.

St. Thomas More Catholic Church - 534-9000 www.stmore.org Mass Schedule: MONDAY & THURSDAY: 6 PM • TUESDAY & FRIDAY: 7 AM

SATURDAY: 5:30 PM • SUNDAY: 9 & 11 AM (3 PM En Español) Nursery available at all services.• WEDNESDAY: Mother’s Day Out • THURSDAY: Moms Group Playgroup 4TH MONDAY EVENING: Active MOMS group Active couples group. Call 534-9000 for more information.

Temple Israel - 442-4104 www.templeisrael.us FRIDAY: Lay-led Services: 5:30PM; Rabbi-led Services: 7PM

Trinity United Methodist Church - 534-9516 www.trinitypaducah.com SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9:30am;Worship 10:30am;Youth BLAST & The Hub, 4-6PM (meets 2x/month);Children's Choir, 5:15-6PM TUESDAY:Women's Bible Study 9-11am & 5:30-8PM WEDNESDAY: Awana (2yr

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Maiden Alley Cinema plays unique movies you won't see anywhere else in the region! They also host special events and art shows. Go online to maidenalleycinema.com for what's playing this week.

On-Going Community Events & Notices: THROUGH SEPTEMBER 10: Halloween Short Story Contest. Calling all students in

McCracken County Food Bank. New Hope Church. 626 Walter Jetton Blvd. 4422421. Must have photo I.D. and social security card for assistance.

the 6th - 8th grades. Create a short story about Halloween and submit it for a prize. All stories must begin with the phrase,"Then,I heard a scream in the distance." Stories must be about Halloween.The maximum is 600 words per story,they must be typed,and only one entry per person.Entries must be received by 5 PM on September 10 at the Paducah Parks Services office.For more,call 270-444-8508 or email aclark@ci.paducah.ky.us.

The Christian Art Center,a member of Christians in the Visual Arts (www.civa.org) invites you to volunteer to "Serve God Through the Arts".Extra help needed on the Second Saturday of each month for special events. No art experience needed.Contact Gretchen Smith,(270) 243-0444 or tallartist@hotmail.com

THROUGH OCTOBER 15: West Kentucky Community and Technical College

St. Nicholas Free Family Clinic desperately needs pharmacists to fill prescriptions in the evenings. For information, email Anita Spurlock at anitasplk@bellsouth.net or call 575-3247.

Wish You Well Essay Contest.. As part of its One Book, One Community, One Campus project, students, faculty, and the public are reading David Baldacci's book Wish You Well. The first place winner receives a $100 Barnes and Noble Gift Card. Two runners up receive $50 Barnes and Noble Gift Cards. For essay topics and guidelines, email kim.russell@kctcs.edu. Deadline is October 15. Doll Adoption Center at Learning Railroad. Kids fall in love with their own baby doll and go through an adoption process and check up.Open Monday - Saturday,10 AM - 5 PM.2695 Jackson Street.For more,call 270-444-9986 or visit www.thelearningrailroad.com.

MONDAY - SUNDAY: Nemo Feedings. Yaya's Island, Jordan Crossing Plaza. 1 PM. 270-408-9292.

Bluegrass Downs - Harness Racetrack and Simulcast Outlet - Open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 10 PM; Sunday close at 7:30 PM, Concessions and Bar open daily. (270) 444-7117 Cat,dog,and small animal adoptions,All God’s Creatures Rescue,Rehabilitation,and Adoption Center, 595 Richmond Rd, Simpson IL, 1-618-967-9601 or 1-618-695-2654. Cat, dog adoptions, Project Hope “No Kill” Humane Society, 1698 W 10th St, Metropolis IL, 1-618-524-8939.

EVERY BUSINESS DAY: Cat Adoptions, from various humane societies, Pet Adoption Center at PetsMart, (270) 575-9300

Weekly special on cruises and all-inclusive trips with air from Fun Vacations Plus. Call 270-408-1284 or visit them on the web at www.funvacationsplus.com.

WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY. GPS Recycle Now Collections. Recycling facility,1830 N 8 Street.Open:Monday - Friday,6:30 AM - 1:30 PM;Saturday 8 AM - Noon. For a listing of what you can bring, visit www.recyclenowpaducah.com. Volunteers welcome.A group for those in the Paducah area wanting to get involved in recycling. For questions, email recyclenow.info@gmail.com. Kentucky Grandparents who are primary caregivers may be eligible for state assistance. Call the Purchase Area DeveloPMent District for more information at 877-352-5183. Feeding the Hungry - Community Ministries, 1200 Jefferson Street. Volunteers

(age 14 and older) are always needed to help serve free lunches to anyone who's hungry. Shifts available from 9:45 AM - 1:15 PM, Monday - Friday. Financial support also much welcomed! For more info, call Sally Michelson, 519-9233. Civil Air Patrol - National Guard Armory, 1800 Clark Street,Tuesdays,6 - 8:30 PM.Offering

lessons in aviation and aerospace principles,along with teamwork and leadership training. Members often participate in rescue and disaster relief missions. $34 per year for youth;$61 for adults.For more info,call 441-2862 or email kycap201@calldialog.net. FREE GED CLASSES - Livingston County Adult and Family Learning Center 306 Wilson Ave. Smithland, KY Also offering free computer classes, math classes, reading classes, and ESL. For more info call 928-2168 Let's Beautify LaCenter Association:Meets the 1st Thursday of every month at 7 PM at the Ballard County Extension Office on Broadway in LaCenter. LBL is a non-profit charitable organization established for the betterment of the community and county.Refreshments are served and anyone interested in participating in community improvements is welcome. For more information please contact Glyn or Judy Webb 270-665-5630.

FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH: Cans for the Cross, aluminum can will be collected at the corner of the Ballard County Courthouse at 10 AM.

DATES AND TIMES VARY. H.O.R.S.E.S., INC. Informational "roundtable" meetings. Learn about our program, enroll a rider, become a volunteer, help with upcoming events and fundraisers, be a guest speaker. Contact Joy for our next scheduled meeting 270-437-3881. Please visit our website www.horsesinc.org.

SECOND MONDAYS: American Disaster Action Team (DAT) monthly meetings. 6:30 PM. Chapter building. 442-3575. 2ND FRIDAY EACH MONTH. Scrapbooking Fun. McCracken County Extension Service. 5 - 11 PM. For more, call 270-554-9520. FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH. L.I.F.E. Community Marriage Enrichment. 6 – 7 PM. Married couples are invited to these sessions to discuss issues that hinder marriage and how to overcome them. FREE. Contact 575-3823. MONDAY - SUNDAY: Nemo Feedings. Yaya's Island, Jordan Crossing Plaza. 1 PM. 270-408-9292. SUNDAYS: Family and Community Kitchen Meals/Fellowship. Noon - 1:00 PM at Broadway UMC (443-2401). 3 - 4:30 PM at St. Luke Aldersgate UMC (4428621). Free meal. No questions asked. MONDAY: Relaxation Station Life Walk. Noble Park Greenway Trail. Meet at Basketball Court Shelters. 6 - 7 PM. The Mission of Life Walk is to create a community of support by sharing life experiences and building support through positive interaction. The slower pace of walking allows us to take in the people and scenery on our outings, and allows us to experience a sense of belonging and community. So join us to calm the mind, meet your community and see scenery from a different perspective. MONDAY: River City Singles – Monday Evening Dance, Carroll Convention Center, 7–11 PM. $6. TUESDAYS: Two for One Studio Fee.The Clay Chameleon,4793 Village Square Drive.10 AM - 7 PM For more,call 270-442-1112.www.claychameleon.com.Come paint with a friend.

TUESDAYS: Science Night. McAlister's Deli, 5021 Hinkleville Road. For more information, visit www.hookedonscience.org TUESDAYS: WKCTC Community Chorus. Clemens Fine Arts Building, Room 109 on the campus.7 - 9 PM.Participation is FREE and anyone who loves choral singing is welcome to join. Contact Norman Wurgler at 270-534-3219. WEDNESDAYS: Knitting, Crocheting, and More. Market Square Coffee, 118 Market House Square. 1 PM. Join the crew with your latest knitting, crocheting or other project. 444-0044.

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WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS: Shark Feeding. Yaya's Island, Jordan Crossing

SEPTEMBER 14 AND 28: Marshall County Schools, classes dismissed at 2 PM

Plaza. 1:30 PM. For more, call 270-408-9292.

for PLC meetings

2ND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH. Matters of Life Forum. McCracken County

Camps, Classes & Education

Extension Service, 2705 Olivet Church Road. 10:30 AM - noon. We will discuss many topics such as ethical wills, passing on important values and bereavement support. For more, call Nancy Wallace at 270-554-9520.

THURSDAYS: Charitable Bingo. Ballard County Board of Education, 264 E Kentucky Drive, Barlow, KY. For more information, call 270-665-9844. THURSDAYS: Art Guild of Paducah Open Studio. The Team Room, Ritz Hotel, 2201 Broadway. 6 - 9 PM. Still lifes, costumed models — you never know what we'll have for your drawing/painting pleasure! All mediums invited, bring your own supplies and clean up after yourself.On the last Thursday of each month,adults over 18 years of age only — we may have a nude model present! $20 guild members; $40 non-members; $10 weekly. For more info, contact Carol, 270-554-4803.

THURSDAY: Night Moves Dance Club –American Legion, 425 Legion Drive. 6 9 PM, line dancing and couple's classes. $4 at the door. For more, call 442-3186.

SEPTEMBER 1, 8, AND 15: Infant Masssage. Natural Healing Institute of Western Kentucky, Adams Street. 10 AM. FREE two-hour class teaches parents of children ages newborn through 2 years old the basics of infant massage techniques. Register at 270575-BABY. SEPTEMBER 3, 10, 17 $ 24: Children's Yoga Classes. Hosted by Purchased Area Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center. 10 AM. Classes will be taught by Teresa Morris, Registered Yoga Instructor and Therapist.Register by calling 270-534-4422. SEPTEMBER 4: Dog Training, "Helping and Preventing Unwanted Behaviors." Paducah Parks Services.$15.Call 270-444-8508 for more.

SEPTEMBER 4: Preventing and Helping Unwanted Behaviors in Dogs Workshop. Paducah Parks.$15.Call 444-8508. SEPTEMBER 6, 13. 20, 27: Diabetes Group Session. Jackson Purchase Medical

FRIDAYS: Paducah Writer's Group. Hear some of the area's most talented poets and

Center, Community Conference Room. 9 - noon. Registration is required. One-on-one sessions can also be scheduled.Call 270-251-4580.

storytellers,along with a great audience.Come on down and drop some science on the mic – or just kick back and listen with a fine cup of joe. Etcetera Coffeehouse.8 PM.

SEPTEMBER 7 (BEGINS), TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS: Cardio Kickboxing.

FRIDAYS: Adult Ballroom Dance Party. 8 – 10 PM. $7 cover charge. Drinks & refreshments included. Open to the public. Ruth Johnson School of Dance, 1702 Broadway. Call 442-8321 LAST WEEKDAYS OF EACH MONTH: PATS Free Ride. Paducah Area Transit System invites us to ride free on any fixed route (nine in total) . 6 AM – 6 PM. Regular fare $.75, $.50 for 55 and over. paducahtransit.com.

Kids & Their Families School Notes: SEPTEMBER 6: Labor Day, No classes

Paducah Parks Services.Call 270-444-8508 to sign up.

SEPTEMBER 7: Relaxing from Within (for expectant mothers).Western Baptist Hospital Doctor's Building 2 Atrium.5 - 6:30 PM.FREE,but registration required at 270-575-2229.

SEPTEMBER 7 AND 14: Understanding Heart Failure.Heart Center Conference Room, Western Baptist.10:30 - 11:30 AM.FREE class for patients and/or caregivers to learn needed changes to keep heart failure under control.To register,call 270-575-2918.

SEPTEMBER 8, 15, 22, AND 29: Living Well with Diabetes Class. Ballard County Health Center,198 Bluegrass Drive,LaCenter.9:30 - noon.FREE.Participants are encouraged to attend all four classes.Preregister at 270-665-5432.

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SEPTEMBER 10 - 11: Middle Eastern BellyDancing Workshop. Robert Cherry Civic Center. Friday: 2 - 4 PM; Saturday: 9 AM - 3:30 PM.Two shows, Friday and Saturday nights. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer. For more, email Zerdali1945@yahoo.com

SEPTEMBER 11: CPR/First Aid Class.Paducah Red Cross,232 N 8th Street.9 AM - 3 PM. 270-442-3575 or email arc@paducahredcross.org. SEPTEMBER 11 AND 28: Western Baptist Atrium Classroom. 9 - 11 AM (Saturday)

SEPTEMBER 14: WKCTC A La Carte Series Presents "Low Country Cuisine." WKCTC Anderson Building. 6 - 9 PM. $45. Bring your apron as Chef Patrick Fletcher takes you through the preparation of fried green tomato stacks with basil aioli, Shrimp Remoulade and New Orleans Chicken.270-534-3335. SEPTEMBER 20: Cesarean Birth Class. Western Baptist Hospital Doctor's Office Building 2 Meeting Room A.5 - 8 PM.Call 270-575-2229.

SEPTEMBER 20: CPR Class. Paducah Red Cross.6 PM.270-442-3575 or email arc@pad-

and 6:30 - 8:30 PM (Tuesday).FREE, but register at 270-575-2229.

ucahredcross.org.

SEPTEMBER 11: Dog Training,"Loosh Leash Walking." Paducah Parks Services.$15.

SEPTEMBER 21: First Aid Class. Paducah Red Cross. 6 PM. 270-442-3575 or email arc@paducahredcross.org.

Call 270-444-8508 for more. SEPTEMBER 11: Creating Garden Focal Points with Hardscape. Demonstration Garden, Cooperative Extension.9 AM - noon.For more information, call 270-554-9520.

SEPTEMBER 13 (BEGINS): Clogging Class,Beginner,Intermediate,and Advanced. 5:30,6:30,and 7:30 PM respectively.$5 per class.Call 270-444-8508 for more.

SEPTEMBER 23 - 25: Fusing Fun: Fast, Fearless Art Quilts with Laura Wasilowski. National Quilt Museum. $350/$320. In this class students will create multiple pieces of fun, fast, free, fused fiber art and get loose, really loose. As an added bonus, learn tunes from the Chicago School of Fusing Glee Club and graduate with an advanced degree in Fusology. Call 270-442-8856.

SEPTEMBER 13 (BEGINS), MONDAY - THURSDAY: Softball (ages 18+). Stuart Nelson Park. 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 PM. Limit ten teams per league. $250 - $300. Call 270444-8508 to sign up.

SEPTEMBER 24 - 25: Girl Scout Girlfriend Getaway. Camp Pennyroyal. Group

SEPTEMBER 13 AND 15: Diabetes Classes. Western Baptist Hospital Doctor's Office Building 2.1 - 4 PM FREE.To sign up, call 270-575-2918.

SEPTEMBER 30: Sibling Class (for children ages 2 - 9). Western Baptist Atrium Classroom. 5 - 6 PM. FREE, but sign up by calling 270-575-2229.

SEPTEMBER 13 AND 20;OR SEPTEMBER 18: Prepared Childbirth Class.Western

OCTOBER 2 (BEGINS): Paducah Style Indoor Soccer (ages 16+). Jetton Gym.

Baptist Hospital Doctor's Office Building 2, Meeting Room A. 5 - 8 PM and 9 AM - 3 PM, respectively.FREE.Call 270-575-2229 to sign up.

$50 per person, register as a team or individually. Contact Stephen Kelley at 270442-3007 for more.

SEPTEMBER 14: CPR for the Professional & Health Care Provider. Paducah Red

OCTOBER 5 (BEGINS),TUESDAYS: Little Miss Middle East Dance Class (ages

Cross.For times and cost, call 270-442-3575 or email arc@paducahredcross.org.

6 - 9). Paducah Parks. $20. Call 270-444-8508 to sign up.

SEPTEMBER 14: Pediatric Family and Friends CPR Class.Western Baptist Hospital.5 - 8 PM.Teaches CPR techniques for infants and children from birth through 8 years of age. Fee is $10 or FREE for those having a baby at Western Baptist.Call 575-2723 to register.

OCTOBER 5 (BEGINS), TUESDAYS: Mid-East Dance Level 3. Paducah Parks.

registration of four or more, $60.Individual registration, $50.please contact Aretta Terry at 270-933-3010 or aterry@kyanags.org or Kathy Doup at 888-771-5174.

$40. Call 270-444-8508.

OCTOBER 6 (BEGINS), WEDNESDAYS: Beginner Mid-East Dance Class. Paducah Parks. $40. Call 270-444-8508.

OCTOBER 6 (BEGINS), WEDNESDAYS: Mid-East Dance Troupe Level 4. Paducah Parks. $40. Call 270-444-8508.

OCTOBER 14 - 16: Diane Gaudynski presents "A New Tradition in Quilting." National Quilt Museum. Registration $450/$420.This workshop is “techniques oriented” and students are encouraged to make decisions, work at their own pace and bring supplies that will support what they want to learn. Call 270-442-8856.

OCTOBER 16: Dog Training, "Benefits of Crate Training." Paducah Parks. $15. Call 270-444-8508 for more.

OCTOBER 18 (BEGINS): Fall Youth Basketball Leagues Begin, 2nd - 6th grade boys and girls. Paducah Regional Sports Plex. $50 for individuals, $385 team fee. Sign up now online at www.paducahregionalsportsplex.com

OCTOBER 18 (BEGINS): Fall Youth Soccer, U8 - U18 Boys and Girls. Paducah Regional Sports Plex. $385 per team. Seven games and a tourney. Sign up now online at www.paducahregionalsportsplex.com

OCTOBER 18 - 20: Diane Gaudynski presents "The Adventure Continues . . ." National Quilt Museum. $450/$420. Intermediate class for free motion quilters. More quilting ideas, techniques, problem solving, creativity as well as more challenges. Call 270-442-8856.

NOVEMBER 3 (BEGINS) - JANUARY: Fall Adult League Basketball. Paducah Regional Sports Plex. $385 per team. Guaranteed 8 games and a tourney. Sign up now online at www.paducahregionalsportsplex.com.

MONDAYS: Preschool Playdate. Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 11 AM - 1 PM. Come play on inflatables, on the soccer field, even bring your tricycle to ride on our basketball court! Concessions open. Find out more at www.plexsports.net MONDAYS: Musical Fingers. (Classes for all children 4 and under.) Meet at Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 10 AM. For more information, contact Lyz Hornbeak at 575-1858, 331-2987 or at philelz@att.net. www.themusicclass.com

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MONDAY & THURSDAY: Pre-K with Tressa. Paducah Regional Sportsplex, AMPA. 12:30 - 1:15 PM. www.myampa.com

TUESDAY: Mini Technique with Tressa. Paducah Regional Sportsplex, AMPA. 5:45 - 7 PM. www.myampa.com

MONDAY & THURSDAY: Dance I with Tressa. Paducah Regional Sportsplex, AMPA. 1:15 - 2:15 PM. www.myampa.com

TUESDAY: Hip-Hop with Manika. Paducah Regional Sportsplex, AMPA. 7 - 7:45

MONDAY: Minis Ballet with Tressa. Paducah Regional Sportsplex, AMPA. 4 - 5

TUESDAY: Preteen Tech with Tressa. Paducah Regional Sportsplex, AMPA. 7 -

PM. www.myampa.com

PM. www.myampa.com

8:45 PM. www.myampa.com

MONDAY: Minis Rehearsal. Paducah Regional Sportsplex, AMPA. 5 - 5:45

PM.

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TUESDAYS: Tot Soccer (for ages 2 and a half - 4). Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 5:15 PM. For more, visit www.plexsports.net.

MONDAY: Junior Lyrical with Sarah. Paducah Regional Sportsplex, AMPA. 5 5:45 PM. www.myampa.com

MONDAY: Junior Ballet with Tressa. Paducah Regional Sportsplex, AMPA. 5:45

TUESDAYS: PAWS (soccer for ages 4 - 8). Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 6 PM. Get some great coaching and play a few games.For more,visit www.plexsports.net.

- 6:45 PM. www.myampa.com

WEDNESDAY: Life-Drawing Classes. The Yeiser Art Center. 6 PM. Must be 18 years old or older, bring your own supplies. For more, call 270-442-2453.

MONDAY: Broadway Babies. Paducah Regional Sportsplex, AMPA.5:45 - 6:30 PM. www.myampa.com

THURSDAY: Preteen/Teen Ballet with Tressa. Paducah Regional Sportsplex,

MONDAY: Junior Jazz with Tressa. Paducah Regional Sportsplex, AMPA. 7 - 7:30

THURSDAY: Mini/Junior Jumps with Manika. Paducah Regional Sportsplex,

PM. www.myampa.com

AMPA. 4 - 5:30 PM. www.myampa.com AMPA. 4 - 5 PM. www.myampa.com

MONDAY - THURSDAY: Multiple Class in Yoga and Pilates covering stretching, strength training, toning, and more . Call 444-8508 for more.

THURSDAY: PreK with Manika. Paducah Regional Sportsplex, AMPA. 5:15 - 6 PM. www.myampa.com

MONDAY AND TUESDAY: Aikido.Paducah Parks.For more or to sign up,call 444-8508.

THURSDAY: Dance II with Tressa. Paducah Regional Sportsplex, AMPA. 5:30 -

TUESDAY: Preteen/Teen Ballet with Tressa. Paducah Regional Sportsplex,

6:30 PM. www.myampa.com

AMPA. 4 -5 PM. www.myampa.com

THURSDAY: Future Stars with TW and MM. Paducah Regional Sportsplex,

TUESDAY: Preteen/Teen Tech. Paducah Regional Sportsplex, AMPA. 5 - 5:45 PM. www.myampa.com

THURSDAY: Teen Tech with Tressa. Paducah Regional Sportsplex, AMPA. 6:45 -

TUESDAY: Dance I with TW and MM. Paducah Regional Sportsplex, AMPA. 5 -6 PM. www.myampa.com

TUESDAY: Dance I - II with Manika. Paducah Regional Sportsplex, AMPA. 6 - 7 PM. www.myampa.com

AMPA. 6:45 - 7:15 PM. www.myampa.com 9 PM. www.myampa.com

FRIDAY: Dance III - IV with Tressa. Paducah Regional Sportsplex, AMPA. 4:30 5:45 PM. www.myampa.com

FRIDAY: Rising Stars with Tressa. Paducah Regional Sportsplex, AMPA. 6 - 6:30 PM. www.myampa.com

Find quality child care — Look for the STARS!

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arents need to know their children’s best interests are being looked after in a child care setting. Finding quality child care is as easy as looking – or asking – for the STARS. STARS for KIDS NOW is Kentucky’s voluntary quality rating system for child care providers. All STARS providers must meet certain quality indicators above state licensing minimums. Quality child care can make a difference in: ZBetter parent-child relations. ZGreater thinking skills. ZBetter attention skills. ZEnhanced academic performance. ZBetter relationships with peers. Give your child the chance to shine. Learn more:

www.starsforkidsnow.com STARS for KIDS NOW Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Phone: (502) 564-2524 Toll-free: (800)956-8950 E-mail: STARS@ky.gov

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FRIDAYS: Family Education on Mental Illness. Western Baptist Hospital. 7 - 9:30 PM. Strategies to cope with the distress of mental illness in a loved one.AND how to take care of yourself during this hard time.For more,call Marcia or Paul Grant at 270-554-1915. SATURDAY: Mommy and Me. Paducah Regional Sportsplex, AMPA. 9 - 9:45

PM.

www.myampa.com

or call 270-554-4885. www.threeriversacademy.com.

MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS: Junior Jiu-Jitsu (ages 10 - 14). Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. 6 -6:50 PM. For more, email trmaa@bellsouth.net or call 270-554-4885. www.threeriversacademy.com.

WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY: Body Step. Energy Fitness. Call for specific

SATURDAY: Broadway Petites with Megan.Paducah Regional Sportsplex,AMPA.12:30

times. 270-554-7222 for more. www.energyfitnesspaducah.com.

- 1:15 PM.www.myampa.com

TUESDAY: Strength and Cardio Circuit Training. Curves, 3420 Park Avenue. Call 270-

On-Going Dance, Fitness & Sports: MONDAY:Zumba Fitness Class.Parkview Rehabilitation Center,544 Lone Oak Rd.5 PM.$1 per class and or canned good (donated to food bank).Visit www.zumba.com to find out more

MONDAY-FRIDAY: Crack of Dawn Bicycle Rides. 6 AM. Meet at Family Video beside Paducah Middle School,when pavement is dry and temperature is 40+ degrees. Pace set by who shows. For information,contact Torey or Hutch at Bike World,270-442-0751 or email hutch@bikeworldky.com.

575-3800 for more.www.curves.com Silver Sneakers can Workout for FREE.

TUESDAYS: Family Night. Kingway Skateland. 6:30-9PM. $4 each. Skates: Quad, $1, Speed/Inline $3. TUESDAYS: Family Track Run Practice. Meet at Noble Park Picnic Shelter #10. 6 - 7 PM. FREE. For more, call 270-444-8508.

TUESDAY: Youth Running Club. Picnic Shelter #10 at Noble Park. FREE. Ages 5-15. 6-7 PM. 444-8508.

MONDAY: Strength and Cardio Circuit Training. Curves, 3420 Park Avenue. Call 270-

TUESDAYS: Turbokick. Energy Fitness. 4:30

575-3800 for more.www.curves.com Silver Sneakers can Workout for FREE.

www.energyfitnesspaducah.com.

MONDAY – THURSDAY. Walking Club. Meet at Picnic Shelter 10 in Noble Park.

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS: Yoga. Energy Fitness. 5:45 PM. Call 270-554-7222

PM.

Call 270-554-7222 for more.

M, W, 5 – 6 PM. Tu, Th, 12 – 1 PM. FREE.

for more. www.energyfitnesspaducah.com.

MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS: Yoga. Energy Fitness. 8:30 AM. Call 270-554-

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Xtreme Martial Arts (Ages 8+), Karate Kidz Prep

7222 for more. www.energyfitnesspaducah.com.

MONDAYS, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY: Body Pump. Energy Fitness. Various Times. Call 270-554-7222 for more. www.energyfitnesspaducah.com.

WEDNESDAY: Turbokick. Energy Fitness. 9:15 AM. Call 270-554-7222 for more.

Intermediates/Advanced (Ages 7-8), Karate Kidz Intermediates/Advanced (Ages 9-12), Dynamic Tae Kwon Do Intermediates/Advanced (Ages 13+), Adult Kickboxing (Ages 16+). Hwang's Martial Arts. Call 554-6667 for enrollment information or email hwangsmartialart@bellsouth.net. www.hwang-martialarts.com

www.energyfitnesspaducah.com.

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Group Training Run,West Kentucky Runners Club.Summer Hill Ct (off Friedman Lane between Pines Road and HW 60 in Paducah).5 AM.8 mile run.

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY: BodySculpt (and Yoga on SATURDAY). Energy Fitness.10:-15 AM.Call 270-554-7222 for more.www.energyfitnesspaducah.com.

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY: Zumba Fitness Class. Paducah Expo Center, 1

MONDAY – FRIDAY: Afterschool Martial Arts Sessions. Hwang’s Martial Arts. .School dismissal – 5:30 PM. During the school year. 554-6667 or email hwangsmartialart@bellsouth.net www.hwangs-martialarts.com MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: Karate Kidz Prep Beginners (Ages 7-8), Future Kidz Beginners (Ages 5-6),Future Kidz Intermediates(Ages 5-6),Future Kidz Advanced (Ages 56),Karate Kidz Beginners (Ages 9-12),Dynamic Tae Kwon Do Beginners (Ages 13+),Black Belt Class,TurboKick Fitness (Ages 16+) 7PM.Hwang's Martial Arts.Call 554-6667 for enrollment information or email hwangsmartialart@bellsouth.net. www.hwang-martialarts.com

Executive Blvd. 3:45 & 5 PM. $1 per class and or canned good (donated to food bank). Visit www.zumba.com to find out more.

WEDNESDAY: Strength and Cardio Circuit Training. Curves, 3420 Park Avenue. Call 270-575-3800 for more.www.curves.com Silver Sneakers can Workout for FREE.

WEDNESDAYS: Pilates. Energy Fitness. 4:45 PM. Call 270-554-7222 for more. www.energyfitnesspaducah.com. FRIDAYS: Mat/Fusion. Energy Fitness. 8:15 AM. Call 270-554-7222 for more. www.energyfitnesspaducah.com.

MONDAY & THURSDAY: Gentle Bends Yoga. 4600 Buckner Lane - United Church of Paducah.4-5PMYoga for beginners,those who want to brush on their poses and have restrictions.Contact Carolyn @ 554-4466 or carolyn@truenorthyoga.com

THURSDAYS: Table Tennis. Ages 12+. Classroom 1, Paducah Parks. 5-6PM. $25. 444-8508.

MONDAY & THURSDAY: Introduction to Flow Yoga. 4600 Buckner Lane United Church of Paducah. 5:30-6:10 PM All Levels Yoga: 6:15-7:30 PM Contact Tim @ 205-1012 or tim@truenorthyoga.com

THURSDAY: Strength and Cardio Circuit Training.Curves,3420 Park Avenue.Call 270575-3800 for more.www.curves.com Silver Sneakers can Workout for FREE.

MONDAY - THURSDAY: Jazzercise Classes.Paducah Jazzercise Center,3042 Lone Oak Road. 5:45 PM. For more, email paducahjazz@yahoo.com or call 270-210-1044.

MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS: Tiger Jiu-Jitsu (ages 5 - 9). Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. 5 - 5:50 PM. For more, email trmaa@bellsouth.net

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FRIDAYS:Kingsway Skateland 6:30 - 10 PM. $6. FRIDAY: Extreme Martial Arts classes 4:30 – 5:30PM. Future Kidz Makeup Class, 5PM; Lil' Dragons & Karate Kidz Prep Makeup Classes, 5:30; Karate Kidz Makeup Class, 6PM; Dynamic TKD Regular Class (13&Up), 6:30PM. Circuit Training. 6 PM. Hwang’s Martial Arts. 554-6667. www.hwangs-martialarts.com

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FRIDAY: Strength and Cardio Circuit Training.Curves,3420 Park Avenue.Call 270-5753800 for more.www.curves.com Silver Sneakers can Workout for FREE.

MONDAY - FRIDAY: Spinning Classes. Energy Fitness. Call for class times and

SATURDAYS: Tiger and Junior Jiu-Jitsu (ages 5 - 14). Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. Noon - 1 PM. For more, email trmaa@bellsouth.net or call 270-554-4885. www.threeriversacademy.com.

MONDAY: Ballroom Dance Classes - Paducah-McCracken Senior Citizens Center. 1-3 PM. FREE. Must be 60 and over. 443-8579

SATURDAYS: Kingsway Skateland. 1 - 3 PM and 3 - 5 PM, . 10 - 11:30 AM (beginner's session), $4.

other details. 270-554-7222. www.energyfitnesspaducah.com.

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY: Line Dancing Classes - Paducah-McCracken Senior Citizens Center. 1-2:30 PM. FREE.Thursdays for beginners. Must be 60 and over. 443-8579

SATURDAYS: Group Training Run, West Kentucky Runners Club. Meet at Rehab Associates, Berger Road. 5 AM. 4 mile run (up to 20 if training for marathon).

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY: Silver Sneakers Fitness Program. Energy Fitness. 9:15 AM. Call 270-554-7222 for more. www.energyfitnesspaducah.com.

SATURDAYS. Kingsway Skateland. 7:30 – 11 PM. $6.50. . Skates: Quad, $1, Speed/Inline $3.

TUESDAYS: Beginning Crochet and Quilting. Senior Citizens Center. 1 PM, 2 PM. FREE. 443-8579

SATURDAYS: Black Belts, 9AM; Hwang’s Martial Arts. 554-6667. hwangsmar-

WEDNESDAYS: Introduction to Senior Fitness Simplified. Paducah Yoga

tialarts@bellsouth.net, www.hwangs-martialarts.com

Center. 11 AM - noon. $10/ session, $30/month, $35/month with Sunday Tai Chi. Call 270-210-1465 for more.

SATURDAY: Strength and Cardio Circuit Training.Curves,3420 Park Avenue.Call 270575-3800 for more.www.curves.com Silver Sneakers can Workout for FREE.

1ST AND 3RD THURSDAYS OF EVERY MONTH: FREE Serving Our Senior's

SATURDAY: Jazzercise Classes. Paducah Jazzercise Center, 3042 Lone Oak Road.

Bingo. Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 1:30 - 3 PM. Dessert and coffee served, enter at the Rehabilitation wing. To reserve a seat, call 270-443-6543.

9:15 AM. For more, email paducahjazz@yahoo.com or call 270-210-1044.

On-Going Events for Seniors: 3RD MONDAY OF EACH MONTH: Potluck at Broadway United Methodist Church. Join us for a potluck lunch at noon. Bring your favorite dish to share in our fellowship hall. For more information contact Bob Fejes at 443-2401.

EVERY 3RD SATURDAY: Senior Citizens Social Dinner and games. McKendree United Methodist Church. 4:30 - 6PM. 488-3770. Residents at Trinity Village - Senior Family Home Care, 3910 Old US Hwy 45 South in Lone Oak. Invite you to a senior's get - together every FRIDAY (Please RSVP): Pot luck – 6 - 6:45PM. Bible Study 7 – 8 PM Contact Rene Sanchez-Chew, 554-7075.

To place an event in the calendar please call (270) 415-9400 or email us at paducahparenting@comcast.net. Submissions will be accepted until the 15th of each month prior to publication.

Senior Medicare Patrol – Joann Rubeck, program coordinator of the local Kentucky Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) provides information on how you can detect fraud, waste and abuse of Medicare. She is available for questions Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 AM to3 PM at the Senior Center, 1400 H. C. Mathis Drive. For information call 270-442-8993.

1ST & 3RD FRIDAY NIGHTS: Senior Citizens Dance - Paducah-McCracken County Senior Center. 7 - 10 PM. $5. Live music. Bring potluck-style snack food. Drinks sold on-site. Open to the public. 50 and over. 443-8579

MONDAY - SATURDAY: Strength and Cardio Circuit Training. Curves, 3420 Park Avenue. Featuring CurvesSmart, the most advanced fitness technology in the world. It's a computerized personal coaching system that gives you moment to moment feedback and detailed progress reports. All to keep you motivated like never before.Silver Sneakers can Workout for FREE.Hours: Monday - Thursday, 7:30 AM - 1 PM, 3 - 7 PM; Friday 7:30 AM - 1 PM, 3 - 6 PM; Saturday 8 - 11 AM. Call 270575-3800 for more. www.curves.com

MONDAY - FRIDAY: Informal Coffee Group. Etcetera Coffeehouse, 6th Street and Kirchoff's Bakery locations. 9 AM. MONDAY - FRIDAY: Hot Lunches - Paducah-McCracken Senior Citizens Center. 11:30 AM. Donation : $2. Must be 60 and over. 443-8579 MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY: Exercise Classes for Seniors - PaducahMcCracken County Senior Center. 10-11 AM. 443-8579 MONDAY - FRIDAY: Water Aerobics. Brooks Indoor Pool, Broadway United Methodist Church, 701 Broadway. 10 more info.

AM.

$25 per month. Call 270-443-2401 for

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY : Silver Sneakers Fitness Program. Energy Fitness. 11 AM. Call 270-554-7222 for more. www.energyfitnesspaducah.com.

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EventsCalendar

Paducah Family Network:

to meet victims at local emergency rooms. All volunteers undergo a criminal background check and central registry check. All are equipped with a 40 - hour training course. PASAC will accommodate your schedule. Join the team by calling 270-534-4422.

Listings of non-profit groups providing family-oriented services.

Children’s and Teen Groups:

Adoption/Foster Care:

Boy Scout Troop 1 – Grace Episcopal Church. 559-1515. Regular meetings Regular meetings SEPTEMBER 13 AND 20. Troop Outing SEPTEMBER 17 - 19.

Adoption Support for Kentucky (ASK) - Sponsoring support group for adoptive and prospective adoptive parents.The meetings are held the second Monday of each month at the Oasis Christian Center, 3232 Buckner Lane (home to Community Christian Academy Elementary School in Paducah, KY and the last Monday of each month at the Community Fellowship Baptist Church on Hwy 45 in Hickory (across from State Police Post One) in Mayfield,KY. Both meetings are held from 6 - 8 PM.All adoptive parents and those interested in adoption are welcome.Childcare is provided free of charge.For more information contact: Tammy DeBoe @ 270-994-2466 or tammydeboe@newwaveccomm.net or Kim Armistead @ 502-558-6846 or raka1214@yahoo.com. Sunrise Children’s Services – Foster Care Program. Foster Parents needed!Sunrise is a faith-based agency that has been serving the children and families of Kentucky for over 140 years.Our Foster Care program provides many important services to our Foster Families.These include free initial and ongoing training;24/7 support from highly motivated and qualified staff; 24 hour crisis intervention; mental health professionals on staff; generous reimbursement, respite and travel expenses provided; paid homeowner’s insurance;and much more.FREE training sessions are starting soon in Paducah.Call or email Maggie Winters 877-992-5242 / mwinters@sunrise.org or Misty Reynolds 270554-3714 / mreynolds@sunrise.org to find out more about joining our team.

Looking for long lost Scouts! Visit www.scoutingfriends.org or call (270) 554-5857. Girl Scout Activity Listings: www.kyanags.org Teen Board- Conference Room at Paducah Parks Bldg. Ages 14-18.4-5PM.FREE.444-8508

Education Groups:

Center for Gifted Studies. Alexander Hall, Murray State University. The Center, located at 3205 Alexander Hall, collaborates with pre-service and graduate education students, the School Psychology program,and other College of Education programs to provide services to parents and gifted children in the region.Its services include professional develoPMent programs for teachers,regional and international enrichment opportunities for gifted students during the academic year and summers,and informational and assessment services to parents. For more,contact Dr.Joy Navan,270-809-2539 or joy.navan@coe.murraystate.edu. C.H.A.M.P., Christian Homeschoolers All Meet and Play. United Methodist Church Gym, Ledbetter, KY. Every Monday 2:30 - 4:30. We also have group recess every six weeks. Bring skates or sports equiPMent. FREE to all. For more, call Sherry Layne-Smith at 270-928-4368 or email smith731@localnet.com.

NECCO Therapeutic Foster Care. NECCO Therapeutic Foster Care. Necco has been serving Western Kentucky's youth for more than a decade. To find out more about foster parenting,give us a call. Necco can introduce you to a child in need of a loving family and a safe place to call home. Benefits include training tailored to fit your schedule,24 hour crisis intervention/support,access to on staff mental health professionals,ongoing monthly trainings with childcare and meals provided,respite,incentives,daily reimbursements paid twice monthly,case managers for every home,staff cell phone numbers,and unmatched foster parent support. For experience you can count on,call Necco toll free at 866-30NECCO (866-306-3226) or 270-898-1293. Foster a Child & Foster Hope (© 2010 Necco).

Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site encourages area residents to volunteer at the park.Wickkliffe Mounds is a preservation of a Native American village dating to 11 AD.The park has a volunteer program and is searching for people who are interested in museums, history,archeology,education and Native Americans.Activities include tour guiding,educational programs,greeting visitors,outdoor landscaping and other help.Contact the Park Manager Carla Hildebrand at 270-335-3681 wickliffemounds@ky.gov

Child Care:

McKAGE (McCracken County Chapter of Kentucky Association of Gifted Education.) Monthly lunch meetings at local schools. Noon – 1 PM. For information, contact Danette Humphrey, 442-5172

Tot School. 9 AM - 2 PM, MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY. Ages 3 - 5. $110/month. AUGUST 16 - MAY. Paducah Parks Bldg. 444-8508. National After School Program (NASP). Meets MONDAY - FRIDAY, 3 - 6 PM. FREE. To sign up, call Paducah Parks at 270-444-8508.

Child Protection/Crisis Services:

Domestic Violence Information Session. McCracken County Courthouse, Family Court, Room “E”. 443-6071, ext. 5. The Purchase Area Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center.We provides fee services for both children and adult victims of sexual crimes. Our services include therapy,legal and medical advocacy, forensic interviews, child sexual abuse exams, consultation, assessment and referral services and education programs. Offices in Paducah,Mayfield and Murray reach all of the Purchase Area Region.Our 24 Hour crisis line number is 1-800-928-7273 and our office number is 270-928-4422. We welcome invitations to present preventive programs in schools,clubs,churches,and other groups.We need volunteers for our 24 hour crisis line and

LIFE COACH & CONSULTANT SERVICES Merle Paschedag /LIH&RDFK‡0HQWRU‡&RQVXOWDQW life.coach.mlp@gmail.com

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Land Between the Lakes Programming - Trail hiking, animal discovery,

children’s activities, planetarium programming and more.Weekday and weekend listings. 270-924-2020. www.lbl.org

Ms. Bunny’s Pet Licks for Kids – Community Awareness Safety program. Pet care, responsibility and safety tips for children 5 – 12 years of age. Focus on dog bite prevention. Fun, interactive program with her tiny, fourlegged helper,“Scooby Sue”. FREE to children’s groups, schools and organizations. For information & to schedule Ms. Bunny. 575-3822 Center for Cultural Exchange.Host an international exchange student! CCI is looking for families to host high school students from foreign countries.Each CCI student is fully insured, brings spending money and is looking forward to an active family life.CCI is designated by the US Department of State and dedicated to promoting cultural understanding,academic develoPMent and world peace. Call your Area Representative, Corinne Sullivan at 270-5080622 if you have any questions or visit www.cci-exchange.com for more information. To view television programs, including Tot School from Paducah Parks Services, produced by the television department at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, visit www.paducah2.org.

Crisis Management Kentucky Regional Poison Center - Kosair Children’s Hospital. 1-800-222-1222 The Merryman House.The Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center provides free services to all victims of domestic violence,including shelter for those in need. All of the following services are offered FREE of charge. Some of our services include individual counseling,court advocacy,support groups,referral services,hospital advocacy,outreach services, and housing counseling. Though the shelter is located in Paducah, we provide outreach services for area counties. Our toll free crisis number is 1-800-585-2686 or (270) 443-6001. Our email address is merrymanhouse@ hcis.net. All services are completely confidential. Paducah Lifeline Ministries. Counseling and help for life-controlling addictions. Call 443-4743. 2801 Morgan Lane Paducah, KY Chapter of Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program - 800-SUI-

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CIDE (800-2433), 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255).zackshope.com For military and their families: www.operationhomefront.org

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Lourdes Hospice Needs Volunteers:Working with hospice patients can grow your faith and teach you about the magic and beauty of life.Volunteers are needed in Ballard,Caldwell,Carlisle, Crittenden,Fulton,Graves,Hickman,Livingston,Lyon,Marshall,and McCracken counties.If interested,contact Susan Mason at 1-800-870-7460 or 270-415-3640.

EVERY MONDAY (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS). Healthy Grieving Group. Paducah Lourdes Hospice Office,Hipp Buildingm Jackson Street 5 PM. 1ST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Grief Support Lunch:Luke's Truckstop,Arlington.11:30 AM. Contact Leah Fondaw,lfondaw@lourdes-pad.org.270-415-3607. Survivors of Suicide: support group for anyone whose life has been touched by the

unique grief of suicide. First Tuesday of the month. United Church of Paducah, 4600 Buckner Lane.Contact: 442-3722

Multi-service Providers:

Family Service Society is in DESPERATE NEED of FOOD. All types are needed;canned, boxed,mixes,cereal,etc.Please contact Family Service Society by calling 270-443-4838.

Lourdes Hospital has meetings and groups on: Childbirth, breastfeeding ALS support, Driving, Eating Disorders, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Breast & Cervical Cancer, Parkinson’s disease and Heart issues. Call 444-2444 or ehealthconnection.com/ regions/lourdes

Western Baptist Hospital has meetings and groups on: Breast feeding, childbirth, Baby Care, Family, CPR, Menopause, Diabetes, Ostomy & other medical issues. Call 575-2229 or www.westernbaptist.com Hope Unlimited Family Care Center and Medical Clinic provides counseling, pregnancy tests,ultrasounds,parenting classes and The Learn to Earn Program which offers a way for families to earn points to purchase much needed baby items. For more information, call 270-442-1166 in Paducah or 618-524-5730 in Metropolis. St.Nicholas Free Clinic.St.Nicholas Family Clinic's mission is to provide quality health care to working individuals and families who do not have medical insurance or financial resources necessary to pay for private insurance and/or medical care The St.Nicholas Family Clinic offers medical services to Ballard,Carlisle,Fulton,Hickman,Livingston,McCracken,and Marshall Counties in Kentucky and Massac County in Southern Illinois.Open to the public Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 - 11:30 AM and 12:30 - 4:30 PM.Please feel free to drop us email at anitasplk@bellsouth.net with any question you may have regarding services. St.Vincent de Paul Budget Store.We are a volunteer based ministry that sells used clothing,furniture and other goods at a minimal charge to the community and in turn uses the proceeds to help those less fortunate through the Help Line. Help is offered based on need, regardless of religious affiliation or income. The Budget Store serves the public 5 days a week (Tuesday through Friday 10 AM to 3 PM and Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM). VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS ALWAYS WELCOME! Please feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions you may have regarding our services. Budget Store phone number:270-442-9351;Help Line phone number:270-575-1008;E-mail address:stvincentpaducah@yahoo.com Four Rivers Behavioral Health. Provides service in the areas of mental health, develoPMental disabilities, and substance abuse. Consulting and employee assistance available. Serving Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Marshall, and McCracken. 24-hr. crisis hotline, 1-800-592-3980. Call the office, 442-7121, to find out more. Martha's Vineyard. A ministry that prepares meals and delivers them to the less fortunate in our area weekly.If you would like to volunteer please call Martha at 575-0021. Donations may be sent to :Martha's Vineyard • 1100 N.12th Street • Paducah KY 42001 Ballard County Community Food Pantry. St. Mary's Catholic Church, 662 Broadway, LaCenter. Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 AM to 12 noon for food distribution and to receive non-perishable donations. Need spaghetti'os, soups, vegetables, crackers, etc. For more, call the church at 270-665-5551.

Miscellaneous:

Art Parties. Invite an artist to come to your place or have the party at ours. The artist will do live demonstrations, paint faces, and lead kids in a super fun art activity. Call Gretchen Smith at 270-243-0444 or email tallartist@hotmail.com. Art Guild of Paducah. SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 6 PM in the

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community room of Lindsey Funeral Home, 226 N. 4th Street. For more info, call Carol at 270-554-4803 or 270-210-1465, or Melanie at 270-331-3087. Senior Pastor Bible Study. Thursday mornings at 11:00 AM at Broadway United Methodist Church. Come and bring a friend. You do not have to be a member of Broadway UMC to participate. 443-2401. Citizens Against Drug Dealers and Drug Abuse (C.A.D.D.) Working toward a drugfree McCracken County with education, prevention, and resources for families. 1st Thursdays; 6:30 PM. Milburn Chapel Church,West Paducah. For info., 554-9429. Dream Factory Volunteer Meetings - US Bank Bldg. 4TH & Broadway. 5TH floor. Interested in helping or donating? Janice Harris, 441-7611 www.dreamfactory.com Paducah Chess Club - SATURDAYS, 1 - 4 PM,brilliant minds young and old,put their wits to the test at English's Antiques.Sponsored by English's Antiques and Rayela Art,212 Broadway. McCracken County Genealogical & Historical Society. 2nd Wednesdays. McCracken County Public Library. 1:30 PM. Contact Marjory Heyduck at 554-0878. Programs include local speakers. New members welcome.

WEEKLY: Senior Medicare Patrol. Joann Rubeck, program coordinator for the Purchase Area, provides information for Seniors regarding Medicare errors, fraud and abuse. She also reviews Medicare Part D prescription drug plans by appointment on every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Paducah-McCracken Senior Center, 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive from 1-3 PM. For information call 442-8993.

FOURTH THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH The Murray Art Guild Photography Group meets at the Guild to discuss technical issues, material resources, share images and ideas. Murray Art Guild,500 N 4th Street.270-753-4059. Everyone is welcome. Toastmasters EVERY MONDAY. Farm Bureau Office,1600 Broadway.Noon-1PM.Visitors are always welcome. Come and improve your public speaking ability in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. For more info,call Ricky Greenwell,442-7179,or Clay Campbell,703-2700.

Parenting Support: MONDAY AND FRIDAYS: Cloth Diapers For the Modern Mama. Baby Boutique. FREE. For anyone interested in learning about the NEW type of Cloth Diapers. They're cheaper than disposables & just as easy to use. 10am & 7PM. Call Heather Smith for more details at 270-994-6568. La Leche League of Kentucky- All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be inter-

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ested in breastfeeding.Meetings 1ST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH at 10 AM,160 South Gum Springs Road,Paducah.Contact Lynette Brown 534-0512 for directions. Inclement weather cancels. www.breastfeedinghelppaducah.blogspot.com MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) - MOPS meets from 9:30-11:30am on 1ST & 3RD

THURSDAYS FROM SEPTEMBER THROUGH MAY.If you’re a mother of a preschooler,you’ve got your hands full….and we know how you feel! Get connected in MOPS. There are limited spots available for childcare so please call ahead.554-1441.They also meet one Sunday a month,5 - 7 PM.Please call for specific dates. Mother to Mother - 1ST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 10 AM. Nursing moms and moms-to-be support group. Breastfeeding has its ups and downs, so come share your breastfeeding stories and listen to other moms as they share their's. Marshall County Public Library Meeting Room. For more information contact Stepheni Hovekamp at hovekamp@gmail.com or 270-252-2730 Moms in Touch prayer support for Concord Elementary School. Call Kelly Hudspeth, 744-0800 NINO – Nine months in; nine months out. Provide infant sling & carrier information & support. 3rd Mondays. 10:30AM. McCracken County Library. For more information, contact Jill Tanner, 349-3806 or email thenaturalbaby@gmail.com Parents Encouraging Parents: A parent support group hosted by First Christian Church. All parents are invited to attend! Free family meal followed by supervised play for kids and a moderated discussion for parents. Meal at 5:30 PM with discussion to follow.Topics are as follows:We hope you will join us.RSVP for childcare and meal @ 443-8251.

Social and Professional Groups:

ACCESS Christian Singles. We provide a safe atmosphere for social activity for all singles.Whether members are men,women,divorced,widowed,never married,just separated or dating couples, we all have different personal goals and ideas about socially acceptable behavior. Meets the SECOND SATURDAY AND FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH.Check the blog for details: http://accesschristiansingles.blogspot.com/ Downtown Kiwanis Club - 310 N 4th Street, THURSDAYS, Noon - 1 PM. Visitors and potential members are always welcome at these weekly service-oriented gatherings. Email Chuck.Williamson@jpenergy.comfor more info. Four Rivers Society for Human Resource Management - Meetings are the FOURTH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 6 PM at Whaler's Catch. For more, call Christa Dubrock at 443-7361, ext. 10689 or email dubruck@csiweb.com.

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Lone Oak Kiwanis - Meets WEDNESDAYS mornings for breakfast at The Parlor, 3033 Lone Oak Road, 6:45 AM.Visitors and potential members are always welcome at these service-oriented meetings. Paducah Business and Professional Women - Dinner meetings at 6 PM, SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH,Morningside.For information,call Jean Elkins at 554-8087. Paducah-Kentucky Lake Chapter of the International Society of Administrative Professionals. Meetings are the THIRD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 5:30 PM. For more, call Christy Poindexter at 270-575-6624.www.geocites.com/paducahkylake. Paducah Lions Club - The oldest Lions Club in Kentucky, they meet TUESDAYS at noon for lunch and presentations by guest speakers at the Carson Center. Paducah Newcomers' Club: Monthly meetings are held on the SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH, please call 270-554-5303 or www.geocities.com/paducahnewcomers/index.html for more details.Paducah Newcomers' Club Playgroup:Held weekly on Monday at 10:00 AM, please call 270-534-1835 for more details.

Marshall County Special Olympics. Marshal County Special Olympics. The group

Paducah Rotary Club - The group meets each WEDNESDAY for lunch and excellent speakers. Noon at the Myre River Room, Carson Four Rivers Center.

Adoption Support for Kentucky (ASK). support group for adoptive and prospective adoptive parents. SECOND MONDAY OF EACH MONTH at the Oasis Christian Center, 3232 Buckner Lane (home to Community Christian Academy Elementary School in Paducah, KY and the last Monday of each month at the Community Fellowship Baptist Church on Hwy 45 in Hickory (across from State Police Post One) in Mayfield, KY. Both meetings are from 6 - 8 PM. All adoptive parents and those interested in adoption are welcome. FREE childcare provided.

Paducah Singles Connection - TUESDAYS, 7 PM at Grace Episcopal Church.All single adults are welcome to this group, which emphasizes positive fellowship and social interaction based on the Christian lifestyle.They neither encourage nor discourage dating among members.The goal is to encourage,with love and support,those adjusting to the single lifestyle in a way that enhances self-esteem,tolerance and understanding. South Paducah Kiwanis - 1640 South 6th Street, THURSDAYS from 7 - 8 PM.The club invites members to this weekly meeting. The group's mission: serving the children of the world, one at a time. Zonta Club of Paducah - 5:30 PM, SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH at Whaler's Catch restaurant. It’s always a fun night when this group of women executives and professionals gathers to work together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. For more, call 270-575-3444.

Special Needs: DATES AND TIMES VARY. H.O.R.S.E.S., INC. Informational "roundtable" meetings. 6 PM at Southern Pride restaurant of I-24,exit 16 at HWY 68. Learn about our program,enroll a rider,become a volunteer,help with upcoming events and fundraisers,be a guest speaker. Contact Debbie for further information 270-252-0466 or expo@horsesinc.org, please visit our website www.horsesinc.org.

holds their monthly meeting at the Woodmen of the World building in Benton, 2nd Tuesday at 7:30 PM.For more, call Brian and Melissa Collier, 270-227-5225. Down Syndrome Association of Western Kentucky is a resource group for families, friends, &individuals with Down syndrome. 6:30-8 PM on the third Monday of each month at the Heartland Worship Center in Paducah, Kentucky. For more, call Lana Dockery, phone number 270-564-0949, and email ldockery@comcast.net

Support Groups:

Alcoholics Anonymous. Wednesdays evenings. 8 – 9 PM. Ballard County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Community Center in Lacenter. American Cancer Society Look Good...Feel Better.Call 444-0384 to attend a group session or make an appointment.

Brain Injury of Kentucky Support Group - Western Baptist Hospital, Conference Room A. Call Brenda Bradford at 575-2799 or 554-0452 Cancerport - the Breast Cancer Support Group.Women's Health and Wellness Center at Lourdes Medical Pavilion. Contact Paula Shell, 442-4434 Cancer Support Group – First Christian Church. 443-8251 Caregiver Support Group – Legacy Care Center of Paducah. 3RD TUESDAYS,7 PM.Care provided for loved one,while family attends meeting.Contact Jessica Toren at 534-0620 . Christian Support Group Meeting for friends and family of the chemically dependent. New Life Tabernacle. Call 444-8073 or 554-5977. Coping With Cancer or Paducah Area Mastectomy Association – Contact Melody Nall, 442-1310 Diabetes Support Group – Lone Oak Church of Christ. 3RD TUESDAYS. 7-8 PM.

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For questions, contact: Western Baptist Hospital at 575-2282; or Purchase District Health Dept. at 444-9625. Fibromyalgia Support Group. 6 - 7 PM. THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH at Birk Grove Life Centre (5150 Village Square Drive.) Meetings are open to the public for women with Fibromyalgia. Phone 270-415-9575 for any questions. Hopeful Hearts -A support group for women with cancer led by Dr. Lisa

Chaney Lasher. MEETINGS: 2ND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH 6:30pm. Lourdes Women's Health and Wellness Center, Contact 538-5723. Hot Shots, a support group for children with type 1 diabetes and their families. For more information, contact 217-2548, 519-4155, 210-3047 or ronda.cartwright @mccracken.kyschools.us "I Can Cope" Cancer Support Group. Classes are the SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH from 6 - 7 PM at the Baptist Heart Center Conference Room. The class is free, but reservations are required. Call 270-575-2918. L.I.F.E Community L.I.F.E-Saver Class - 523 N 12th Street. TUESDAYS, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.This class allows individuals to talk about any life-controlling issues and get support from the group. FREE. All are welcome. 575-3823. Lupus Support Group. Lourdes Hospital, Classroom 4. 6 PM, first Monday of every month. For more, call 270-210-9247. “Metamorphosis”: Lourdes Bariatric Program Support Group - For those who are interested or have undergone the gastric bypass procedure. 444-2444 N.A.M.I. Paducah (National Alliance on Mental Illness) support group for family members and persons affected by mental illness and their families. THURSDAYS, 7 – 8:30 PM. St. Mathew’s Lutheran Church, 27th & Broadway.

Paducah Area Amputees in Action Support Group. Lourdes Hospital - Borders Community Room.5:30 PM. 3RD THURSDAY EACH MONTH.For information,please call Terri Ross, 488-3020. If you or a loved one would like a hospital or nursing home visit from an amputee for support and encouragement, please call for information. Parkinson’s Support Group. This group meets at Western Baptist Hospital in the 2nd floor Atrium Conference Room at 9:30 AM and at Lourdes Hospital in the basement, Classroom 4 at 10 AM. MEETINGS ARE EVERY OTHER WEEK. For exact meeting times and more information, please call 1-270-898-8031. Postpartum Depression Support Group. The FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH at Hope Unlimited headquarters.This resource is open to the public, confidential and free. For questions about this support group,call 270-442-1166. Stroke and Brain Injury Survivors Support Group.Meets weekly on MONDAYS,10 - 11 AM. Second floor conference room, Jackson Purchase Medical Pavilion. Call 270251-4121 for information on upcoming meeting topics. Support & education for families with a loved one who has a severe mental illness.FREE.Basic information about medications,the recovery process,communication skills, problem solving.Weekly meetings. Call to register 270-554-1915 TOPS Support Group - Lebanon Methodist Church,4620 At Massa Drive,Tuesdays at 6:30 PM. This weekly meeting has a two-fold objective: encourage healthy lifestyles through weight management support groups and sponsor obesity research.Most members refer to the organization simply as "TOPS," an acronym for "Take Off Pounds Sensibly." The first meeting is FREE;yearly membership $25;monthly chapter dues $5.270-217-1182.

Nar-Anon Family Support Group.TUESDAYS,6:30 PM.Lourdes Hospital Classroom 4.Join in on a weekly hour of anonymous friendship, support and information for people with family members and/or friends struggling with drug addiction.For more,call 444-6718

TOPS KY 0212 Paducah "Take Off Pounds Sensibly". Our mission is to offer Support and Encouragement for weight loss. 1526 Margaret Hank Presbyterian Community Center. Meetings are every Wednesday morning & starts at 9:30. The first meeting is FREE, yearly dues are $26,and monthly chapter dues are just $4. For more information contract Tina at 270-331-0318.

Overeaters Anonymous. MONDAYS. 7-9PM at at various members' homes. OA offers a fellowship of men and women who seek recovery -through a Twelve-Step program. No public,private,political,ideological,or religious affiliation. No dues,fees, or weigh-ins. EVERYONE WELCOME! For more and weekly location,call 270-556-8873.

Bonita Cloyd, 575-2303

United Ostomy Association – Held at Western Baptist Hospital. Contact

Safe, Reliable Baby Sitting from 5-10 p.m. on selected Friday nights. September 10 and 24 • October 8 and 22 November 5 and 19 • December 3 and 17 Call church office for availability-270-443-2401 Ages: 3 months -10 years • Bring Supper for your Child Cost: Pre-registered:$15 per child • Drop-In: $18 per child

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CommunityNews By: Angie Hatton

Corvettes On The River Annual Car Show

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he ninth annual Four Rivers Corvette Club Corvettes on the River Car Show is set to be the biggest yet. Over 160 Corvettes, in every color and year model you can imagine will be at the corner of 2nd and Jefferson in downtown Paducah.The free exhibition is September 11 and starts at 9 in the morning and lasts until 3 in the afternoon. Club member Lisa Owen told me this is the second year professionals from the Corvette plant in Bowling Green will come down to judge cars entered in the show. Car owners have a chance to compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in 10 categories. Attendees can vote for the People's Choice award. "We hand out ballots to those who want them," Owen explained, "The kids really like that one." Owen said you don't have to be in the club to put your Corvette in the show. Owners are coming in from as far away as Kansas City, St. Louis, and Georgia. Registration is $25, and you can register before or the day of the event. Those who register beforehand are invited to a Meet and Greet September 10 at Royal Oaks Chevrolet-Cadillac. The Corvette has been produced for 57 years, but the car was not an overnight sensation. It was originally designed to be a sporty luxury car. To generate attention, Chevrolet implemented a policy that limited sales of the car to people with VIP status only.The first model rolled off the assembly line in 1953. These cars, known as the C1 Series, were reportedly awkward, uncomfortable, and hard to handle. Even though Chevrolet ended its restrictions on who could buy a Corvette in 1954, by the end of the year, a third of the cars produced

remained unsold. Throughout the rest of the decade, Chevrolet addressed customer complaints in its new models. In 1957, the Corvette was the first car with an optional fuel injected engine, giving it serious power as a race car. In 1958, the company finally turned a profit on Corvette sales. Every time the body design changes, the Corvette classification changes. Nineteen sixty-three brought the advent of the C2 Series.The first in this series is nicknamed "Sting Ray," and had a new chassis with an independent rear suspension. The rear window on this year model coupe features a styling line that splits it in half. The split window was not popular because it impacted the driver's line of vision, and Chevrolet didn't use that style again. However, for collectors, it's one of the most sought after antique Corvettes. The C3 Series is the longest-produced body design, running from 1968 to 1982. During this period Chevrolet expanded the features and engine choices available for the car. Corvette also began to appear on some of Car & Driver magazine's "Best" lists. The C4 Series disappointed many customers, who complained it lacked quality construction. The C4 still received high marks for speed. Car & Driver called the 1993 Corvette ZR-1 the "fastest production car" at 179 mph. Two classes have come out since 1997. The C5 Series was hailed as fast, fun, and comfortable. The current C6 builds on

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the comfort and power in the previous class. Not only does it have over 600 hp, but it also gets between 25 and 26 miles per gallon. The car show in Paducah will be one of the first opportunities to see a brand new 2011 Corvette up close. Lisa and Eddie Owen have a 2009 Corvette convertible, and they've enjoyed taking it on cross-country trips, meeting other Corvette fans along the way. Eddie explained that Corvette enthusiasts tend to seek each other out. Sometimes he'll even meet other owners at restaurants. He told me, "They say, 'Hey, I like your car. I've got one too.'" Eddie has owned fourteen Corvettes since the late seventies. He said, "It's the power that gets you hooked. It's an addiction, like cigarettes or chocolate." Lisa and Eddie have tested the limits a few times on their convertible. "When we were in South Dakota," Lisa said, "we got it up into the triple digits." In addition to the cars parked near the riverfront, vendors will have booths set up on site. Lisa Owen said to expect delicious food from Kirchhoff's Bakery. Other vendors will offer jewelry and scented candles for the ladies. The club plans to sell t-shirts and give away door prizes. Attendees can also buy a chance on a 50/50 drawing. Each year, proceeds from Corvettes on the River go to St. Nicholas Clinic, which offers medical services to low-income individuals and families. The club donates to the clinic throughout the year, but the car show is the biggest onetime check. Owen said last year, they turned over $11,000 to St. Nicholas staff. This year they plan to top that. With nearly 100 members, the Four Rivers Corvette Club is a great way to meet people who share your interests. For more information about becoming a member, visit their website at www.fourriverscorvetteclub.com. a

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PersonalComputing By: Reid Goldsborough

Where To Buy When Buying Online

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lectronic commerce, or e-commerce, is becoming more and more mainstream for more and more people. Ordering products online for many consumers is just another way of shopping. Anyone who has shopped online knows the benefits of being able to quickly locate hard-to-find items, comparison shop with relative ease, read user reviews of products and services, and place orders without having to get up from your chair.

Netflix (www.netflix.com), which rents DVDs by mail and streams movies and TV shows over the Internet, led the top "e-retailers" for the fourth year in a row. It had a score of 87 on a 100-point scale, up two points from last year. Amazon (www.amazon.com), which started out as an online book-

E-commerce took off in 1995 about a year after the Web took off, with Amazon.com and eBay both launching that year (eBay at first was named AuctionWeb). The dot-com bust hit five years later, but since then online business has not only recovered but soared. To almost every upside, though, there's a downside.With online shopping, you need to beware of scams and foul-ups as online businesses and entrepreneurs eager to cash in do so ill-prepared or with bad motives. The incidence of outright fraud appears to be low. More common problems are featured products being unavailable, late deliveries, high shipping charges, and orders never arriving. The key issue is trust. One way to determine how much to trust any given online merchant has is through consumer surveys. Market research firm ForeSee Results (www.foreseeresults.com) just came out with its latest customer satisfaction survey of the top 100 online retailers in terms of sales volume. Its customer satisfaction scores were based on merchandise, price, Web site functionality, and Web site content. The most interesting findings include:

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PersonalComputing SchoolNotes for closeout merchandise and overstock inventory, up 10 points to 73. Other well-known brands include L.L. Bean (www.llbean.com), a clothing and outdoor equipment company, tied for 7th place at 82, Walmart (www.walmart.com), a discount mass merchant, tied for 16th place at 80, Sears, a mass merchant, tied for 76th place at 75, and Nutrisystem (www.nutrisystem.com), a diet products company, tied for 86th place at 74. Among computer and consumer electronics sites, along with Apple, two other top performers were TigerDirect (www.tigerdirect.com) at 81 and Best Buy (www.bestbuy.com) at 80. The worst performers were PC Mall (www.pcmall.com) and Etronics at 73.

seller and now sells merchandise from automotive parts to watches, was a single point behind at 86, in second place, for the second year running. Tied for third were Apple (www.apple.com), a computer and consumer electronics company, and Avon (www.avon.com), a cosmetics and perfume multilevel marketing company, at 83. The three companies tied for last place with scores of 71 were Build (www.build.com), a home-improvement center, Efollett (www.efollett.com), a network of college bookstores, and YOOX (www.yoox.com), an Italian retailer of designer clothing and accessories. The two companies that improved the most from last year were Market America (www.marketamerica.com), a portal to hundreds of online shopping sites, which jumped 12 points to 75, and Etronics (www.etronics.com), an outlet

Surveys like these aren't foolproof, providing as they do a general measure of consumers' past experience. This can shed light on your own likely future experience though it can't guarantee it. Further, many consumers experience positive shopping experiences at online sites other than the largest. But the smaller and less well-known the site, the more watchful you have to be for fly-by-night operators. Among the most commonly repeated pieces of advice is whenever possible to pay by credit card and to avoid paying through cash transfer services such as Western Union. With the former, credit card companies typically protect you in the event of fraud. With the latter, you have relatively little recourse. Online auction sites, not studied by ForeSee Results in this latest survey, present their own challenges. Through eBay wasn't included this year, in another study last year its score fell three points, from 81 to 78. With eBay, one common sense piece of advice is to avoid sellers you don't know or who haven't been recommended to you by a reliable source, particularly with anything that can be counterfeited. As with nearly everything else about the Internet, online shopping isn't risk free. But this shouldn't stop you from benefiting from it. Just remember to keep your eyes open. And sometimes you have to rely on old-fashioned common sense: If a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. Reid Goldsborough is a syndicated columnist and author of the book Straight Talk About the Information Superhighway. He can be reached at reidgold@comcast.net or www.reidgoldsborough.com.a

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ToothTalk By: Dr. J. D. Johnston D.D.S,M.S. Paducah Pediatric Dentistry

Teen Teeth Studies show that spit tobacco may be more addictive than smoking cigarettes and may be more difficult to quit. Teens who use it may be interested to know that one can of snuff per day delivers as much nicotine as 60 cigarettes. In as little as three to four months, smokeless tobacco use can cause periodontal disease and produce pre-cancerous lesions called leukoplakias.

Tongue Piercing – Is it really cool? You might not be surprised anymore to see people with pierced tongues, lips or cheeks, but you might be surprised to know just how dangerous these piercings can be. There are many risks involved with oral piercings including chipped or cracked teeth, blood clots, or blood poisoning. Your mouth contains millions of bacteria, and infection is a common complication of oral piercing. Your tongue could swell large enough to close off your airway! Common symptoms after piercing include pain, swelling, infection, an increased flow of saliva and injuries to gum tissue. Difficult-to-control bleeding or nerve damage can result if a blood vessel or nerve bundle is in the path of the needle. So, follow the advice of the American Dental Association and give your mouth a break – skip the mouth jewelry.

Tobacco – Just bad news in any form! Tobacco in any form can jeopardize your child’s health and cause incurable damage.Teach your child about the dangers of tobacco. Smokeless tobacco, also called spit, chew or snuff, is often used by teens who believe that it is a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes. This is an unfortunate misconception.

If your child is a tobacco user, you should watch for the following that could be early signs of oral cancer: • A sore that will not heal. • White or red leathery patches on the lips and on or under the tongue. • Pain, tenderness or numbness anywhere in the mouth or lips. • Difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking or moving the jaw or tongue; or a change in the way the teeth fit together. Because the early signs of oral cancer usually are not painful, people often ignore them. If it is not caught in the early stages, oral cancer can require extensive, sometimes disfiguring, surgery. Even worse, it can kill. Help your child avoid tobacco in any form. By doing so, they will avoid bringing cancer-causing chemicals in direct contact with your tongue, gums and cheeks. a

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PawsandClaws By: Dr. LaNita Flanary Flanary Veterinary Clinic

Spaying & Neutering Your Pets

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ost cats and dogs should be spayed or neutered at an early age. Animal shelters are crowded with unwanted pets that, in many cases, are the result of accidental or poorly planned breeding. Unfortunately, the majority of these unwanted pets are never adopted. Spaying or neutering your feline or canine companion helps contribute to better health and a longer life for the pet, and peace of mind for you.

across the country.m Many of these are the result of accidental breeding by free-roaming unaltered pets. The more pets spayed or neutered, the fewer cats and dogs will have to be destroyed.

Three Good Reasons Why You Should Spay or Neuter a Pet 1. Spaying or neutering contributes to a longer, healthier life for your pet. Spaying your pet before her first estrous cycle (that is, before she reaches sexual maturity) greatly reduces her chances of developing breast cancer, the threat of uterine and ovarian cancer, and uterine infection, which are common occurrences in unaltered females. Neutering your male cat or dog may prevent testicular tumors and prostate problems. Neutering also decreases the possibility of perianal tumors and hernias, which are commonly observed in older, unaltered dogs. Because neutered cats are less likely to roam, the threat of abscesses caused by bites and disease transmitted by fighting are greatly reduced. Many veterinarians encourage that pets be spayed or neutered. Most vets recommend that the best time to have this procedure performed is when your pet is five (5) months old. 2. You are helping to alleviate the cat and dog overpopulation problem. Each year, millions of unwanted cats and dogs are euthanized (put to sleep) at shelters

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3. An altered cat or dog is a better pet for your family. No family wants to cope with an unwanted litter. Spaying prevents your pet from giving birth to unwanted kittens or puppies. Males neutered early in life are less aggressive toward other males and are not distracted by females in heat. A neutered male will be less tempted to leave your property and cross that dangerous street searching for a mate. Neutered males are also less likely to mark territory with their urine. Spaying your female pet eliminates the problem of stray males camping in your yard and decreases her desire to roam and breed.

Five Common Excuses for Not Spaying or Neutering Pets 1. My pet will get fat and lazy. Neutering or spaying may diminish your pet’s natural tendency to wander, but will not affect the overall activity level. When pets do gain weight after being altered, it is usually attributed to a combination of overfeeding and inactivity. Just remember to adjust the amount of feeding to your pet’s activity level. 2. My pet’s personality will change. Any change will be for

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PawsandClaws the better. After being altered, your pet may be less aggressive toward other animals, will be less likely to wander, and may have a better personality. Spraying (urine marking) which is often done by dogs and cats to mark their territory, diminishes or ceases after pets are altered. 3. We can sell kittens or puppies and make money. Even well-known breeders are fortunate if

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they break even when raising purebred litters; stud fees, vaccinations and other health care costs consume most of the “profit.� Finding good homes for the kittens and puppies can be difficult and shelters are already crowded with unwanted pets. Leave the breeding to professional cat and dog breeders. 4. My children should witness our pet giving birth. There are several educational alternatives for witnessing your pet giving birth; contact your vet and/or your local library for appropriate alternatives. Remember, there are already too many cats and dogs in shelters. Be sure to avoid this excuse so as not to contribute to the unwanted pet population. 5. I am concerned about my pet undergoing anesthesia. Placing a pet under anesthesia is a very common concern of owners. Although there is always a slight risk involved, the procedures currently used by veterinarians are very safe. Make sure that your veterinarian monitors the heart and respiratory rates during surgery to ensure that her patients

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CommunityNews are doing well under anesthesia. The medical benefits of having your pet spayed or neutered far outweigh the slight risk involved with undergoing anesthesia. Consult a vet if you are concerned about this aspect of the procedure. They can use the anesthetic used by hospitals for infants called Sevoflurane to increase the safety of anesthesia.

Take Action to Spay / Neuter Your Pet Thousands of companion animals are spayed and neutered every day. Both operations are low-risk procedures, usually without complications. Consult with your vet about the particular procedure that will be performed on your pet. Normally your vet will instruct you to withhold food and water from your pet for 12 hours (or overnight) before the operation.The type of procedure will dictate your pet’s length of stay at the veterinary hospital, but usually it is a one night stay. When your pet comes home, he/she must be confined for about three days. You must keep your pet quiet and prevent him/her from jumping and/or biting at the sutures.Your veterinarian or her staff will discuss post-operative care of the incision, including when the sutures will be removed. a

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SchoolNotes By: Dr. Joy Navan Navan Consulting

Igniting Your Child’s Creative Spark

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entucky is presently twenty years into the implementation of the Kentucky Education Reform Act legislation (KERA) that mandated that all Kentucky students reach a minimum of proficient levels of achievement by the year 2014. While most schools show significant improvement in student learning, many still struggle to meet minimum standards. Recent federal legislation regarding school achievement also mandates student success.

the center of student learning. If students can think effectively and solve problems in a variety of ways with broad application, then the other goals will naturally follow.We see that through thinking and problem solving students will communicate and use mathematical skills as in Learning Goal 1, they will apply concepts that they learn from all subject areas (Goal 2), they will develop their abilities to become self-sufficient individuals (Goal 3), and so on.

When KERA was enacted two decades ago, it set six learning goals and academic expectations for students. For example, Learning Goal 1 states,“Students are able to use basic communication and mathematics skills for purposes and situations they will encounter throughout their lives. One of the goals, a goal which I, as an educational psychologist, regard as primary in importance, is Learning Goal 5 – Students shall develop their abilities to think and solve problems in school situations and in a variety of situations they will encounter in life. Based on research and my own practice, this goal is

In my observations of teachers in their classrooms or in review of lesson plans, Learning Goal 5 rarely appears.This is not necessarily the fault of the teachers, nor their administrators. If fact, it is difficult to blame any particular source for this omission. We can understand the importance of creative thinking and problem solving when we consider other information regarding the education of our students. An article that I read recently focused on the findings of some of the best reseachers in creativity. Concerned with the decline in student creativity over the last several decades, the authors examined how teaching for creativity is virtually absent in today’s classroom due to the demands of content instruction that schools believe is needed for students to score well on state and national standardized exams.The researchers note that creativity scores rose along with intelligence (IQ) scores until 1990. Coincidentally, that was a year that is marked by the beginnings of high stakes content testing nationwide. Creativity scores in America show a continuous decline since that year. The most serious drop in creative ability is in students from

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SchoolNotes ToothTalk KidsBits Kindergarten through Grade 6. Experts cite a number concerns regarding this decline, including the rise in the use of the media (TV, videogames, social networking) by children and the lack of developing creative thinking and problem solving in the schools. One of the few strategies used is the brainstorming technique, which encourages students to generate lots of ideas, to combine ideas and not to reject any ideas until tested and proven unacceptable. Unfortunately, schools tend to emphasize group brainstorming, which researchers demonstrated reduces a group’s creative production. Individual brainstorming on the other hand is much more effective.

As parents and citizens, we all realize how important creative thinking is to our children’s development and the continued development of our communities. We want our children to be able to recognize and resolve problems in their lives. We want them to use keen creative abilities in acquiring and applying the knowledge they are learning, not only for a standardized test but to “connect and integrate experiences and new knowledge from all subject matter fields with what they have previously learned and build on past learning experiences” (Learning Goal 6). Consider some pressing issues that face us today – the environment, immigration, technology, and other global dilemmas. Without continued development of our ability to identify and solve problems in these areas, we are negligent as members of society. What are ways that parents and educators can ignite creative thinking? There are a number of activities that will stimulate imagination. Below are some suggestions. IWWMI? This acronym stands for, “In what ways might I?” Whenever the opportunity arises for your child to create an original product, ask him or her to answer the IWWMI question in as many ways possible. Rather than settling for the first idea that comes to mind,this allows the child to generate possibilities and to choose among many creative options. Use productive questions. Reproductive questions have only one answer. For example, “What’s 2 plus 2?” On the other hand, productive questions generate lots of ideas. A productive question such as, “How many ways can we express the idea of 4?” promotes more critical and creative thinking. Answers could include 25 cents, 1+1+1+1, 1/4, etc. Creative storytelling. When reading to your child, pause at different parts of the story and ask your child to continue, using his or her own imagination.The child may not be able to elaborate much at first, but keep trying. You will be surprised with some of their tales! a

References: Bronson, P. & Merryman, A. (2010, 19 July). The Creativity Crisis. Newsweek. Kentucky Department of Education. Kentucky’s Learning Goals and Academic E x p e c t a t i o n s . h t t p : / / w w w. e d u c a t i o n . k y. g o v / K D E / I n s t r u c tional+Resources/Curriculum+Documents+and+Resources/ Academic+Expectations/ Starko, A.J. (2010). Creativity in the Classroom: Schools of Curious Delight, 4th Ed. New York, Routledge.

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CommunityNews

3rd Annual Fantastic Fall Break Get-Away!

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ast year we invited you and your family to fall in love with autumn at the lakes! Our contest to give away a fantastic fall break to grand Rivers and Green Turtle Bay resort was a huge success and so we’ve decided to make it an annual event! Ask most anyone in this area about Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake and they’ll tell you they are the place to be in the summertime. But, if you haven’t experienced autumn at the lakes, you’re really missing out.

Grand Rivers, Kentucky, “The Village Between the Lakes”, is the only town situated on both Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. The town is home to Western Kentucky’s Premier Resort, Green Turtle Bay. Green Turtle Bay Resort features luxury condominiums from 1 to 4 bedrooms, boat rentals, 2 waterfront restaurants, conference center, health and fitness

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center, putting green, tennis court, kayaks and paddleboats, a 3,000 square foot ship’s store for a unique shopping experience, and a brand new indoor heated pool so you can swim all year long. In addition, Grand Rivers features fun seasonal events, award winning dining, shopping, and musical productions. It is also the northern entrance to Land Between the Lake National Recreation area, a fall favorite with a wealth of educational and recreational opportunities such as the Nature Station, the Homeplace, and Golden Pond Planetarium. Autumn is the perfect time to plan your get-away to Grand Rivers to take advantage of the stunning foliage, milder temps, and fun activities at reduced off season rates. To celebrate all the wonderful activities available to your family in

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3rd Annual Fantastic Fall Break Get-Away!

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ast year we invited you and your family to fall in love with autumn at the lakes! Our contest to give away a fantastic fall break to grand Rivers and Green Turtle Bay resort was a huge success and so we’ve decided to make it an annual event! Ask most anyone in this area about Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake and they’ll tell you they are the place to be in the summertime. But, if you haven’t experienced autumn at the lakes, you’re really missing out.

Grand Rivers, Kentucky, “The Village Between the Lakes”, is the only town situated on both Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. The town is home to Western Kentucky’s Premier Resort, Green Turtle Bay. Green Turtle Bay Resort features luxury condominiums from 1 to 4 bedrooms, boat rentals, 2 waterfront restaurants, conference center, health and fitness

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center, putting green, tennis court, kayaks and paddleboats, a 3,000 square foot ship’s store for a unique shopping experience, and a brand new indoor heated pool so you can swim all year long. In addition, Grand Rivers features fun seasonal events, award winning dining, shopping, and musical productions. It is also the northern entrance to Land Between the Lake National Recreation area, a fall favorite with a wealth of educational and recreational opportunities such as the Nature Station, the Homeplace, and Golden Pond Planetarium. Autumn is the perfect time to plan your get-away to Grand Rivers to take advantage of the stunning foliage, milder temps, and fun activities at reduced off season rates. To celebrate all the wonderful activities available to your family in

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CommunityNews Grand Rivers during the fall season, Paducah Parenting & Family Magazine, in conjunction with Green Turtle Bay Resort, is giving away a fantastic family fall break package!

Saturday September 18- LBL Elk and Bison Prairie Celebration at Golden Pond Planetarium with guided van tours of the prairie throughout the day.

One lucky family will receive:

Saturday & Sunday, September 18 - 19 – Teacher Appreciation Weekend – LBL. During the weekend, teachers can find out more about connecting their students with the outdoors by taking advantage of LBL’s educational programs. Free admission to HP, NS, and GPP for current teachers, retired teachers, home educators, and their families. Please bring a faculty ID card, school letterhead, or another means to identify yourself as a teacher or home educator.

• 4 night stay in 2 bedroom condo at Green Turtle Bay • Breakfast for 4 at Green Turtle Bay’s Dockers Bayside Grille • Dinner for 4 at Commonwealth Yacht Club • Full day pontoon rental • 2 x30 minute massage at Ginko Garden

Sunday September 21 - Animal Tracks Kids Craft at the Nature Station at LBL.

• 2 half day kayak rentals • Tickets for 4 to Badgett playhouse Entry into the contest is one easy ‘click’ away - visit www.paducahparenting.com and fill out the simple entry form. The contest closes promptly at 5 PM on September 21st. The winning family will be announced in the October issue of Paducah Parenting & Family Magazine. Get online and enter today!

Fantastic Fall Break Giveaway Sponsors: Green Turtle Bay • www.greenturtlebay.com Paducah Parenting •www.paducahparenting.com Land Between The Lakes • www.lbl.org Grand Rivers Tourism • www.grandrivers.com Kentucky

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Green Turtle Bay ‘Fall Break Package’ Only one lucky family will win the Fantastic Fall Break Giveaway, but Green Turtle Bay has a special offer available to everyone!

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The special ‘Fall Break Package’ includes three nights, fun in the indoor pool, passes for four to Kentucky Shores Family Fun Center, a dinner at Commonwealth Yacht Club and a breakfast at Docker’s Grille. Please note that packages are available throughout the month of October only. ( Except for the Weekend of the Harvest Moon festival, October Prices begin at $450 for two adults and two children. (Of course, if you book this special package and are fortunate enough to also win the give away, you’ll be reimbursed accordingly.)

Friday, Saturday & Sunday September 24 – 26 - First Kentucky Bank, ‘Commonwealth Cup Regatta.’ The fourth annual regatta covers a 50 K course on Kentucky Lake. Activities surrounding the event all take place at Green Turtle Bay Resort. Saturday September 25 - National Public Lands Day at LBL. Come out and enjoy National Public Lands Day here at LBL, there will be something for everyone! Various projects are taking place on Saturday. If you are interested in joining us to help clean up LBL please RSVP to eschmadeke@friendsoflbl.org or (270) 924-2007. LBL staff will inform people who RSVP about any changes due to weather.

Can’t make it during fall break? Book two nights, get the third night free all fall and winter long! For more special offers, go to greenturtlebay.com.

Saturday September 27 – ‘Early Americans’ and the ‘Prairie Program’, and ‘Little Mouse in the Prairie Program’ at Golden Pond Visitor Center in LBL.

Fun Fall Activities in Grand Rivers

Fridays and Saturdays in October – Badgett Playhouse presents ‘Variety! Music, Memories & More’

Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 8 - 10, the fall, ‘In-Water Boat Show’ at Green Turtle Bay. The area’s largest boat show with over $10,000,000 in inventory! Saturday September 11 - Commonwealth Yacht Club Boat Show Bash with live music for members and Green Turtle Bay’s Saturday night guests. Wednesday September 15 through Sunday September 19 - 37th Annual Piney Campers Fair at Piney Campground, LBL. Open to the public 18th & 19th. For information call 931-232-5331

Friday Nights on the 1, 15, 22, and 29 of October Badgett Playhouse presents Smoke on the Mountain, Part 3 Homecoming at 7 pm, (additional matinee dates). Saturday October 4-5 - LBL ‘Autumn Nature Celebration’ at the Nature Station. Crafts, programs, hikes folklore, and evening campfire and more. October 4–8 - FALL BREAK FOR AREA SCHOOLS October 9 - Downtown Grand Rivers and Little Lake Park For over thirty years, on the second Saturday in October the

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CommunityNews Grand Rivers during the fall season, Paducah Parenting & Family Magazine, in conjunction with Green Turtle Bay Resort, is giving away a fantastic family fall break package!

Saturday September 18- LBL Elk and Bison Prairie Celebration at Golden Pond Planetarium with guided van tours of the prairie throughout the day.

One lucky family will receive:

Saturday & Sunday, September 18 - 19 – Teacher Appreciation Weekend – LBL. During the weekend, teachers can find out more about connecting their students with the outdoors by taking advantage of LBL’s educational programs. Free admission to HP, NS, and GPP for current teachers, retired teachers, home educators, and their families. Please bring a faculty ID card, school letterhead, or another means to identify yourself as a teacher or home educator.

• 4 night stay in 2 bedroom condo at Green Turtle Bay • Breakfast for 4 at Green Turtle Bay’s Dockers Bayside Grille • Dinner for 4 at Commonwealth Yacht Club • Full day pontoon rental • 2 x30 minute massage at Ginko Garden

Sunday September 21 - Animal Tracks Kids Craft at the Nature Station at LBL.

• 2 half day kayak rentals • Tickets for 4 to Badgett playhouse Entry into the contest is one easy ‘click’ away - visit www.paducahparenting.com and fill out the simple entry form. The contest closes promptly at 5 PM on September 21st. The winning family will be announced in the October issue of Paducah Parenting & Family Magazine. Get online and enter today!

Fantastic Fall Break Giveaway Sponsors: Green Turtle Bay • www.greenturtlebay.com Paducah Parenting •www.paducahparenting.com Land Between The Lakes • www.lbl.org Grand Rivers Tourism • www.grandrivers.com Kentucky

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www.kyshoresfun.com Patti’s 1880’s Settlement • www.pattis-settlement.com Variety! • www.GrandRiversVariety.com Wood N Wave • www.woodnwave.com Moodie Tackle Company • www.moodietackleco.com Ginko Garden • www.gingkogarden.com

Green Turtle Bay ‘Fall Break Package’ Only one lucky family will win the Fantastic Fall Break Giveaway, but Green Turtle Bay has a special offer available to everyone!

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The special ‘Fall Break Package’ includes three nights, fun in the indoor pool, passes for four to Kentucky Shores Family Fun Center, a dinner at Commonwealth Yacht Club and a breakfast at Docker’s Grille. Please note that packages are available throughout the month of October only. ( Except for the Weekend of the Harvest Moon festival, October Prices begin at $450 for two adults and two children. (Of course, if you book this special package and are fortunate enough to also win the give away, you’ll be reimbursed accordingly.)

Friday, Saturday & Sunday September 24 – 26 - First Kentucky Bank, ‘Commonwealth Cup Regatta.’ The fourth annual regatta covers a 50 K course on Kentucky Lake. Activities surrounding the event all take place at Green Turtle Bay Resort. Saturday September 25 - National Public Lands Day at LBL. Come out and enjoy National Public Lands Day here at LBL, there will be something for everyone! Various projects are taking place on Saturday. If you are interested in joining us to help clean up LBL please RSVP to eschmadeke@friendsoflbl.org or (270) 924-2007. LBL staff will inform people who RSVP about any changes due to weather.

Can’t make it during fall break? Book two nights, get the third night free all fall and winter long! For more special offers, go to greenturtlebay.com.

Saturday September 27 – ‘Early Americans’ and the ‘Prairie Program’, and ‘Little Mouse in the Prairie Program’ at Golden Pond Visitor Center in LBL.

Fun Fall Activities in Grand Rivers

Fridays and Saturdays in October – Badgett Playhouse presents ‘Variety! Music, Memories & More’

Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 8 - 10, the fall, ‘In-Water Boat Show’ at Green Turtle Bay. The area’s largest boat show with over $10,000,000 in inventory! Saturday September 11 - Commonwealth Yacht Club Boat Show Bash with live music for members and Green Turtle Bay’s Saturday night guests. Wednesday September 15 through Sunday September 19 - 37th Annual Piney Campers Fair at Piney Campground, LBL. Open to the public 18th & 19th. For information call 931-232-5331

Friday Nights on the 1, 15, 22, and 29 of October Badgett Playhouse presents Smoke on the Mountain, Part 3 Homecoming at 7 pm, (additional matinee dates). Saturday October 4-5 - LBL ‘Autumn Nature Celebration’ at the Nature Station. Crafts, programs, hikes folklore, and evening campfire and more. October 4–8 - FALL BREAK FOR AREA SCHOOLS October 9 - Downtown Grand Rivers and Little Lake Park For over thirty years, on the second Saturday in October the

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CommunityNews village of Grand Rivers celebrates small town community life with an old fashion fall festival. Featuring a taste of the lakes food vending area, craft and flea market vendors, Little Mr. and Miss Pageant,children's Halloween costume parade and awards, children's games and activities, live music and dance in Little Lake Park, and the big parade. Find more info on the web at www.grandrivers.org.

vided. General Inquires Contact Grand Rivers Tourism at 888-493-0152 or find more info online at www.grandrivers.org. Re-enactor Inquires Contact Tom Edwards at 270-898-8183. Camp Activities are open to groups on Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and open to the public on Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m. FREE

Friday & Saturday October 8 – 9 - Grand Rivers Storytelling Event – Entertaining tales of folklore and Grand Rivers history by national and award winning storytellers.

Friday and Saturday nights, November and December, 2010 - Badgett Playhouse presents Variety! A Christmas Spectacular. 7 p.m. plus Matinees on most Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Reserved seating. Call the box office at 888-362-4223.

Saturday October 9 - Commonwealth Yacht Club Hunter’s Moon Party with live music by Dueces Wild for members and Green Turtle Bay Saturday night guests. October 10 – 16- Wolf Week at LBL’s Nature Station – numerous programs and activities offered throughout the week. Saturday October 16 - Homeplace Wedding at LBL’s Homeplace – recreation of an 1850’s wedding including refreshments and entertainment of the era. Friday October 22 - ‘Snap Apple Night’ at LBL’s Homeplace from 6:30-9 pm. Storytellers, bonfires, parlor games and more. Sunday October 24 – ‘Presents in Pumpkins for the Animals’ at LBL’s Nature Station at 12:30 pm. Carved pumpkins are great natural containers to stuff with scrumptious treats.We will use them to enrich our Nature Station animals! Saturday October 23- LBL 16th Annual Howl-O-Ween at the Nature Center. A non-scary guided day-time walk through the candle lit trail in the woods to help look for our Nocturnal Neighbors. 2-5 p.m. Plus crafts, face painting and hot cocoa. Friday, October 29, through Sunday, October 31 - Grand Rivers Civil War Days at Little Lake Park in Grand Rivers. Grand Rivers Tourism and King's Battery Present A Civil War Living History Event Kentucky and Camp Life in the American Civil War. Portrayals of a historically accurate life in Civil War time will include confederate and union army encampments, military drills, care and use of weapons, canon and artillery demonstrations, a Civil War Wedding, ladies tea, and Civil War Masquerade Ball. All events are open to the public and free. Re-enactors must pre-register. Firewood, straw, water, and bathroom facilities will be pro-

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Saturday October 30 - Commonwealth Yacht Club Star Treatment Halloween Party with live music. For members and Green Turtle Bay Friday night guests. Dress like your favorite ghoul or ghost. Saturday & Sunday November 6 - 7 – ‘Fall Frolic Weekend’ at the Nature Station in LBL. Guided hike, kids’ nature crafts, and live music. Friday November 12 – ‘Grand Rivers Festival of Lights’ begins. Over 1/2 million holiday lights and spectacular holiday decorations. Visit with Santa in Patti’s Gazebo. Festival of Lights continues through January 3. Saturday November 13 - Commonwealth Yacht Club Fall Theme Party with live music for members and Green Turtle Bay Saturday Night Guests. Sunday Matinees, November 21 through December 19, 2010 at 2pm plus Thursday nights, November 18, December 2, 9, 16, at 7pm – Badgett Playhouse Theater presents The Sanders Family Chirstmas. In this sequel to the ever popular hit 'Smoke on the Mountain', the Sanders family returns to Mount Pleasant, NC. It's Christmas Eve, 1941. Reserve Seating. Call the box office 888-362-4223. Sunday November 21 – Homemade Holiday Decorations at the Homeplace in LBL from 1 – 3 pm. Join us to discover how to make natural homemade holiday decorations, and if you’re feeling lucky, maybe even try your hand at one. Saturday November 27 – ‘Christmas in 1850’ at the Homeplace in LBL from 1 - 4. a

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CommunityNews By: Patience Renzulli

Paducah Dog Fair!

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aducah is fortunate enough to have its very own chapter of the AKC (American Kennel Club). Many of you may not know much about the AKC except that it runs and judges the big dog shows you see on TV each year. The AKC was formed on September 17, 1884, when a group of twelve dedicated sportsmen met in the rooms of the Philadelphia Kennel Club. This new "Club of Clubs" was, in fact, The American Kennel Club In the 1920’s sanctioned matches were begun and the AKC barred interbreed competition except in the Miscellaneous Class. Comprehensive new rules for ‘Groups’ & ‘Best In Show’ judging were adopted. Under the new rules, all breeds (except for those in Miscellaneous Competition) were separated into five groups: Sporting Dogs, which included at that time all Hound breeds; Working Dogs; Terriers; Toy Breeds; and Non-Sporting Breeds. These Best of Breed winners in each group were then judged together to determine the best dog in that group and, finally, the five group winners met to decide the best dog in the show. The Westminster Kennel Club was the first to include judging for Best In Show under the new format. Later, the groups were expanded to six, as Hounds became separate group. In the mid 30's, the AKC established obedience tests. Licensed judges were first introduced in the early 1940’s. Eventually, the “Best of Winners” became The Best of Breed”. In 1995, the Companion Animal Recovery program was initiated and the remaining Performance Division consisting of Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Lure Coursing, Herding, Earthdog and Coonhound events were established. By 1998, there were almost 2 million dogs competing in over 15,000 member, licensed and sanctioned events. Also in that year, AKC registered more than 1.2 million dogs and 555,000 litters.

The Paducah Kennel Club The Paducah Kennel club was formed in 1956 by a group of dedicated dog lovers. They held their meetings in their living rooms and their dog shows on the grounds of the Big Burley Mart. Nowadays, the PKC owns its gorgeous property on Fisher Road. Members come from Tennessee, Missouri

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CommunityNews and Illinois, as well as Paducah and the surrounding counties. Members volunteer their time and their muscles to maintain the grounds and host events and classes. The Paducah Kennel Club is an all-breed AKC. They host AKC conformation shows, AKC Obedience Trials, and AKC Agility Trials.They hold an annual Dog Fair in September, and ongoing obedience, agility, and conformation classes. Meetings are the second Tuesday every month at 7 PM. Their web site proudly states “Come join us! We love dogs and dog folks!�

of Interstate 24.“We have the whole day packed with great activities and demonstrations,â€? Sisk says. She gives a list of just some of the day’s events: • • • • •

PKC 3rd Annual Dog Fair If you have a dog in your life you don’t want to miss the Paducah Kennel Club’s third. Annual Dog Fair “We hold our Dog Fair in conjunction with the American Kennel Club’s Responsible Dog Ownership Events,� says the Dog Fair’s Chairperson, Tina Sisk. “Basically, it’s a day for everyone to come out, enjoy their dogs, learn some cool stuff, and have a whole lot of fun.� The Dog Fair is on September 18th, from 9 am to 2 pm at the PKC grounds on Fisher Road, just off route 62, 7 miles west

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A doggy item yard sale Grooming demos Dog Agility demos, with assisted You Try It sessions Retriever demos, by nationally known Lodi Kennels State Trooper Archer with his drug sniffing, explosive detecting, crowd controlling K-9 partner (always a crowd favorite) Search and Rescue demos Photo portraits (at a special reduced price) of your dog by Cypress Springs Photography Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Therapy Dog International (TDI) testing GAMES! Fun Door Prizes Free ICE CREAM, thanks to the Paducah Bank Wow! Mobile

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CommunityNews Claws&Paws “This is the third year we’ve done this,” explained Sisk. “Each year we’ve grown and each year we’ve added a bit more. The guests who come out with their dogs just love it.It’s a fun,family day that includes the family dog.” Asked which event is the crowd favorite,Sisk replies,“Oh I don’t know.The police dog,for sure, and the dog item yard sale, people love that - everything, really. I’m looking forward to the new games this year. Like, A Minute to Win It, only with your dog – how fun is that!”

Paducah Kennel Club’s, four day, AKC Agility Trial This is an event you don’t want to miss! “We are enormously proud of our Agility Trial,”PKC’s Agility Chair, Gene Glastetter told me.“We attract some of the top dogs and handlers from across the nation. Agility is the fastest growing, most popular dog sport in the world, and our trial fills – over 300 dogs run each day - with a waiting list of competitors.” The Agility Trial is held at the SportsPlex on route 60, west of Kentucky Oaks Mall.“We started out hosting an outdoor trial at our property,” says Glastetter.“And then one year it rained for three weeks prior to the event and all weekend long. Mud everywhere. Handlers were having their shoes sucked

off as they ran, and we were worried that a little dachshund or Chihuahua might just completely disappear in the muck! The SportsPlex is a fantastic venue. It’s perfect for the competitors and spectators, too.”

What is Dog Agility? You’ve probably seen it on television, and it’s all over YouTube. Dogs run over a prescribed course of jumps,

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Claws&Paws FamilyMoments CommunityNews tunnels, seesaws, hoops, A-frames, and weave poles, guided by their handler’s cues.There are three levels of accomplishment, and all courses are timed. The most advanced level of dog and handler are purely breathtaking. The beginners, well, they can provide a lot of comedy! The Paducah Kennel Club Fall Agility Trial is October 28 – 31, and runs from 8 am to around 4:30 pm. The most advanced dogs will run first thing in the mornings, and first thing after lunch. There is usually a lunch break, where the course is reset. The SportsPlex offers lunch and snacks for sale, but there is no charge for spectators to watch. (“In future years, there will be,” warns Glatstetter. “But for now, the Club wants to introduce Western Kentucky to this great sport, really as a service.”) For safety’s sake, the American Kennel Club rules state that only competing dogs are allowed on the premises, so you don’t bring your dog. But do come and watch; it’s too much fun to miss, and PKC members are always available in their red shirts to explain what’s going on.

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The PKC holds meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at its Fisher Road facility at 7 pm. Guests are always welcome. The club also offers Obedience classes, Agility Classes, and Show Handling practices, as well as a big Conformation Show in June. There’s more information at www.thePaducahKennelClub.blogspot.com. a

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Paducah Parenting and Family September 2010 Revised  

The September 2010 issue of Paducah Parenting and Family.

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