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from the editor's desk... Schools out, summer has begun and it’s time to head to the lake and the beach! The June magazine is packed full of events and information so you can have a fun summer.

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This issue is all about our Dad’s as we head towards Father’s Day this June. There are articles on men’s health, the importance of fathers, and events that supports our veterans, and help us bond with our girls. Father’s Day this year is a perfect time to remember my Dad’s – yes, I am doubly blessed to have had two men I called Dad. One was my birth father Von, who recently passed away, and the other my adopted father, Norman, who raised me. Two men who took care of their families and left me with lasting memories. Dads are important in so many ways and I’m blessed to have known both of them. Happy Father’s Day to all the dad's, papa’s, paw-paw's, pop's, daddy’s, pappy’s and pa’s out there.

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table of contents The Rhythm Factory: Chasing Dreams & Moving Mountains ....................... 5 iLearn: Choosing Passwords That Really Protect You .............. 8 iCook: To Everything There Is A Season... Including Cooking ...................................................................................... 9 iSupport: Pa*BREW*cah & Beat Beethoven Run ................. 1 3 iLearn: Are You Ready For The Total Eclipse Of The Sun ....... 1 6 iDoctor: Men's Health Reminder This Father's Day .............. 18 iLearn: Lemonade Stand Learning ................................................ 21 Calendar & Community Directory .................................................. 2 3 4


iSupport: Stayin' Alive - Peace, Love & Theater .............. 54 iSupport: Healthy Living In Paducah ................................... 56 iLove It: Is Your Junk A Secret Treasure? KET Collectibles Comes To Paducah ........................................... 58 iPlay: Daddy-Daughter Dance Day ................................................................ 60 ilearn: Celebrating The Effective Father

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iCare: 3 Tips For A Happy Father's Day ................................... 64 Advertiser's Index ............................................................................................ 65 Clip & Save .......................................................................................................... 66

Chasing Dreams & Moving Mountains


t's hard to believe, but 1967 was fifty years ago – the year of peace and ‘flower power’. On our cover this month are members of The Rhythm Factory, giving us a taste of those times as they play it cool and get back to nature. The Rhythm Factory is a vocal and dance school located in Paducah. From left to right are DJ Bass, Shelbe Overby, Emily Hyde and Caitie Easter.

performing for charitable events around the Purchase Area and closer to home.

Big Changes Are Ahead for The Rhythm Factory

"It’s hard to believe that nearly seven years ago, TRF began with less than 50 students in a small studio that seemed like a shoe box at times. “People believed in us from the get-go,” said Okerson. “So, somehow we just made it work!” Four locations and over 350 students later, the school continues to grow with new faces every single year. “I believe this means we are doing something right,” exclaims Okerson. “We are blessed by the loyalty of our students and families. In fact, there is already a waiting list for next season!”

Tiffany Okerson, founder and owner of The Rhythm Factory (TRF), is thrilled to announce they are moving to a new location this July. TRF will be at 701 Jefferson Street, right where Downtown and Lower Town meet. The facility is larger and better equipped than the current one. A spacious lobby for parents to wait, more classrooms, and a study area are just a few of the new perks.

Newer, Bigger Location!

“We will be in the center of Paducah’s artistic hub… exactly where I feel we have always belonged!” said Okerson. “We encourage our students to be their personal best in life, whether at home, school, TRF or elsewhere. Having a designated study area on-site will help students who are regularly at TRF to prioritize their academics – allowing them to enjoy valuable family time when they get home.” TRF’s commitment to finding a balance between education, family and faith has always been an integral part of their business model. This is why the studio’s performance team, Rhythmic Youth, competes just once a year. It allows the students to spend the rest of the season

“At TRF, we believe this is the perfect balance for families,” explained Okerson. “Families who want to see their kids develop talent, gain performance experience, but don’t want this to be all-consuming.

New Classes in Metropolis!

In addition to the new Paducah facilities, TRF will expand classes to include a new location at Central Hall in Metropolis, Illinois. Classes will begin in August and will be offered based on demand. This will be a more convenient option for families living in Southern Illinois.

Youth-Based Variety Shows

TRF has always looked for ways to break the mold and set themselves apart from other arts schools in our area. They are excited to share the launch of youth-based variety shows. “TRF will be creating



performances where every child will be given the opportunity to showcase their talents equally… no one student will have a leading role, “ explained Okerson. “Music and numbers will be versatile, and every star will have a say in what they sing, dance, play or act in. This will add a personal touch which I believe is often missing from other productions out there. The cherry on top is that TRF will also join forces with other local art-based businesses to accomplish these oneof-a-kind shows and bring our community’s talented youth together.”

Fitness, Dance & Pilates!

Another addition to the many classes offered next fall will be fitness, dance, and Pilates classes for adults taught by Marci Paris of Barre Evolution.

Credentialed Instructors

Mama Tiff, as her students call her, grew up in and around the art world. She is approaching her 13th year of teaching and has been performing professionally since the age of 17. Each year, TRF instructors are carefully chosen to ensure students are properly trained in a Diversified Arts curriculum. “We already have a solid team of experienced teachers lined up for next season!” said Okerson. TRF Instructors are required to have ample experience in performance, training and working with children. They must either hold a degree/certification, or be in the process of actively pursuing one in their area of instruction. For staff bios, please visit

Building Characters

The staff at TRF works hard to instill modesty, humility, discipline and character in their students. There is a no-tolerance policy for inappropriate behavior. “Kids today have negative influences thrown at them constantly,” said Okerson. “Our calling at TRF is to be a breath of fresh air; a place that is wholesome and safe.” This approach has positively affected many of the school’s students and they view TRF as their second home. They consider fellow classmates like family. This is the atmosphere Mama Tiff has sought to create all along. “When I see my students exhibiting grace, kindness, and inner beauty that is far more rewarding to me than any trophy,” stated Okerson. The Rhythm Factory is more than just performing arts. It’s an experience that students will carry with them through their childhood and beyond.

Families Love The Rhythm Factor y Agnes Butler

My granddaughter Lexi began dance classes when she was three, but didn’t find her self-esteem until we moved to TRF four years ago. It was here that she began to feel that she was “special”. The professional instructors and their personal interest in her have created an appetite for the Arts that have helped her become a “Recruiter” for Choir and Interpretive Dance at MCHS!

Angie Jeffrey

I love that my daughter experiences a variety of arts and is able to interact with students of different backgrounds at TRF! It also means the world to me that Miss Tiff ‘walks the walk’…that she is able to



perform whatever she teaches to her students. TRF nurtures and inspires my child to be whoever she wants to be. It is a place where love, acceptance, kindness and courage are advocated.

Caitie Easter

I can say proudly that I am a TRF “original” and this has been my home and family since 2011. Since I will be staying local for college next year, I am thrilled to continue at TRF as a staff member, even helping teach at the new Metropolis location. Without ‘Miss Tiff’ and her amazing staff, I would still be that full-of-stage-fright little girl I once was. I cannot wait to see what the future holds because of the performer The Rhythm Factory has helped create in me and made me believe that I am.

“I believe that every child has God-given potential and deserves to be seen and heard,” said Okerson. “We strive to give our kids opportunities where they can excel by offering unique, personalized classes and performances. It’s not just about the arts, it’s about being a better person today than you were yesterday.” “At TRF, we deeply value diversity in our students,” said Okerson. “I am so grateful to have a school where no one person is exactly like any other. That is what makes TRF so special. I have parents tell me that being at TRF has helped their child’s anxiety, kept them out of trouble, and given them confidence they never knew they had… there is no better fuel for a teacher then comments such as these.” Tiffany and her family, (husband Trent and son Hansen,) would like to thank everyone who has supported TRF through the years and believes in its mission. “We are so thankful for each of you,” said Okerson. “We will do all we can to continue bringing something fresh to the arts community of Paducah and our region.”


Upcoming Programs @The Rhythm Factory June 12-16 Pretty as a Princess Camp

New students who mention this feature article will receive August tuition FREE!

July 17-21 Triple Threat Camp

Vocal technique classes & Fuzion classes (a blend of voice & movement), for all ages & levels.

Classes in multiple dance styles including tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, hip hop & more, for all ages and levels.

Specialty mini-courses including: Stage makeup, film-making, a capella voice, photography, & songwriting.

Audition coaching for plays & musicals, pageants, talent shows, & more.

10-11:30am for Ages 3-5 & 4-5:30pm for Ages 6-9

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Fall classes begin August 18, 2017

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by Reid Goldsborough

Choosing Passwords That Really Protect You


he recent hacking of celebrity photos has drawn increased attention to the importance of online passwords, and how many people don't approach them seriously. Hackers like to filch from celebrities because it gives them bragging rights among fellow hackers. This isn't an issue with ordinary people. But everyone should be concerned with protecting sensitive information online.

Security Versus Convenience

The main issue with passwords is balancing security with convenience. The most convenient option is to use the same password with all of your sites and to make that password easy to remember by choosing a simple word, as simple as "password," which believe it or not some people still do. This of course is also the least secure option. There's actually a list that circulates among hackers of the 500 most commonly used passwords, which along with password includes 123456" abc123, letmein, and iloveyou. More websites these days require you to create passwords that are at least eight characters long and include at least one capital letter and one number. This is good practice with any site. Here's other frequently offered and frequently ignored passwords advice:

Not Just Letters

Use symbols as well as upper and lowercase letters, and numbers. The more types of characters you find on your keyboard that you include in a password, the more difficult it will be to crack. Don't use as passwords your birth date, the name of a relative, or a dictionary word. Some password-cracking programs simply run through all of the words in a particular dictionary.

Longer Is Better

Use longer rather than shorter passwords. 8 characters should be the minimum, but 12 is even better. Some "brute force" passwordcracking programs on heavy-duty hardware can run through every possible 8-character combination in a matter of hours.

Passphrase Is Best

Use a passphrase instead of a password. A short sentence, such as "Go forth 4 ever & more," can be easy to remember, not too difficult to type, and very difficult to crack.

Change It Up

Don't use the same password or passphrase with multiple sites for help in remembering it. Periodically high-profile sites are hacked



in which thousands of users' passwords are breached. If a hacker discovers a password of yours this way or by using a passwordcracking program, and you use the same password for other sites, this makes it easy to break into your other sites. Consider making each passphrase a variation, changed in a standard way based on the site you're connecting to. As just one of many possible examples, you could include the first three letters of the site's name within the passphrase that are pushed forward three places, so that GOO becomes JRR.

A Password & A Code

Use dual-factor authentication, sometimes called two-step verification, whenever it's available, particularly with financial or other sensitive sites. Dual-factor authentication requires you, along with a password, a second piece of information, such as answering a security question or returning a code that's texted to you.

Not Obvious Answers

Choose questions whose answers can't be easily guessed by hackers or found from information publicly available online, such as the city where you went to high school. With some of the recent celebrity cases, it's believed that this is how hackers gained access to their victims' accounts.

Password Management

Some people write their passwords on a piece of paper, even taping the paper to their computer or desk. Obviously not smart. Use a password management service, or otherwise hide your passwords. A password management service lets you use one password for it and fills in your passwords, automatically and behind the scenes, for sites you visit. Two recommended password managers are Lastpass ( and KeePass (

Encrypt Them

It's still a good idea to keep a separate record of your passwords, in a word processing or spreadsheet file, for instance, and to keep this list encrypted. Alternately, keeping such a record and accessing it when needed can be a way to access sensitive sites. Basic file encryption is built into various versions of Microsoft Windows and the Mac's operating system. You could also use a third-party encryption program or an archiving program that includes encryption as an option, such as 7-Up ( Back up any encrypted file on which you store passwords to multiple backup sources in case of hard disk crashes or other problems.

iCOOK by Britt Allgood

To Ever ything There Is A Season... Including Cooking


t's late spring even though the temperatures feel more like summer. The farmer’s market is open again and it’s time to start picking up fresh seasonal produce. Seasonal eating has been around since mankind has been on this earth. It started with foraging for the foods that were available. Jump ahead a long time. Mankind has developed means of eating pretty much whatever we want at any time of the year. Modern refrigeration and other preservation techniques have extended the shelf life of most foods. We also ship in literally tons of food from other regions with more temperate climates so that we can have fresh fruit and vegetables year-round.

Slow Food or Eating Locally

As we are becoming more aware of our impact on the earth, mankind is taking a closer look at how we grow our food. Farming can have a large carbon footprint especially if you ship food over distances. The Slow Food and Eating Locally movements have been around for many years and promote consuming foods that are grown in your area.

Part of these movements is also sustainable farming practices and eating more seasonally available foods; especially fruits and vegetables. As a cook, I appreciate the challenges this can pose especially when you have picky eaters. Let’s face it, you can only do so much with kale or cauliflower - or can you? We should change our habits and keep an open mind about how to prepare, and eat, locally grown, seasonal foods.

Everything Has a Season

Sometimes we forget that Mother Nature has a plan. Plants need a certain amount of light, water, warmth and nutrients to grow – and we just have to wait for that to happen. Luckily as summer approaches, our selection of fresh seasonal, locally grown vegetables increases almost daily.



June in Kentucky means that leafy greens are in abundance arugula, herbs, chard, collard greens, kale, and spinach. Other fruits and vegetables like potatoes, cauliflower, radishes, cherries, onions, mushrooms, (cultivated and wild) and peas are making an appearance. All these options can lead to some interesting dishes if you use a little creativity. Arugula is easy to grow. A few of my friends have it in their home gardens and for salads. It does make a great base for a roasted beet salad, but why not add it to a frittata or quiche? It gives these dishes some peppery flavor with hints of mustard and nuts, as well as adding a visual punch of bright green.

Cauliflower - It's Not Just For Vegetable Medley

Cauliflower is currently all the rage. It is also an extremely versatile vegetable. Almost daily I see new recipes for cauliflower including pizza crust, couscous, and rice. I bet you didn’t know that cauliflower can be processed into a flour that is gluten free, to make everything from tortillas to pasta. I know the pizza crusts and versions of cauliflower flour are available at various stores and online. Cauliflower can also be the base for a ground beef substitute. I haven’t made this one myself but the recipe (included later) looks relatively simple and it looks like ground beef especially if cooked in a sauce like Bolognese. Is there anything this vegetable can’t do? Cauliflower is a great vegetable on its own. The easiest way to prepare it is steaming but it can be a bit bland. Most people would smother it in a cheese or Hollandaise sauce at this point. But you

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Looking for more recipes?

I recently came across a recipe for Kung Pao Cauliflower that I’m going to throw in for good measure. If you are feeling a bit adventurous, try it out! And, don’t forget to let me know what you think. Remember that everything has a cause and effect. By eating locally and seasonally, we support our community and hopefully reduce our impact on the earth. Live, Laugh, Love, and Eat Well my friends.

Vegetable Meat Substitute

1 8 oz 2 1 2-3 1/4 cup 1 cup

head of cauliflower broken into large florets cremini (baby bella) mushrooms carrots peeled & chopped into fourths medium yellow onion quartered cloves of garlic, peeled sun dried tomatoes raw walnuts

Using the shredding attachment on a food processor, shred the cauliflower, mushrooms, carrots, onions & garlic. If you don’t have a shredding attachment, pulse small amounts at a time using the S-blade until finely chopped but not pureed.

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could spice it up. Two of my favorite ways to prepare cauliflower are Aloo Gobi, an Indian dish, and an Italian Gratinata with pancetta.


In a large nonstick skillet, cook the shredded vegetables over mediumhigh heat until the moisture has evaporated & the vegetables are cooked; about 6 minutes. While the vegetables are cooking, process the walnuts & sun-dried tomatoes in the food processor until a fine meal forms, but be careful not to go so far as to make walnut butter. Add the walnut & sun-dried tomato mixture into the skillet, & mix with the vegetables, cooking for about one minute. Use in place of ground meat with the ratio of 2 cups of vegetable meat substitute for one pound of ground meat.

Cauliflower & Pancetta Gratinata

8 oz thinly sliced pancetta or bacon 2 TBSP unsalted butter, plus more for coating baking dish 1 LB cauliflower, trimmed & cut into florets 1 cup plain dried bread crumbs 3/4 cup heavy cream 1 tsp all-purpose flour 1/4 cup capers, rinsed & drained 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese Salt & freshly ground black pepper Olive oil for drizzling Place an oven rack in the center of the oven & preheat to 400° F. Arrange the pancetta slices in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until crisp, 10-12 minutes. Set aside to cool & crumb it.

prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the bread crumbs & remaining ½ cup cheese. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake the gratinata for 35-40 minutes, until the cheese has melted & the top is golden brown.

Kung Pao Cauliflower

courtesy of Bon Appetit Magazine 2 TBSP 2 tsp 1 TBSP plus 2 tsp 1 TBSP

Chinese rice wine or dry sherry cornstarch soy sauce sherry vinegar

Lower oven temperature to 350° F. Butter an 8x8-inch & set aside. Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the cauliflower & cook for 2-3 minutes. Drain well in a colander for about 5 minutes. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the butter over medium heat. Add the bread crumbs & cook, stirring constantly, until all the butter has been absorbed & the bread crumbs are toasted, 2-4 minutes. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cream & flour. Add the cauliflower, capers, pancetta, & ½ cup of the Gruyere cheese. Season with salt & pepper. Pour the cauliflower mixture into the



not to burn, about 30 seconds. Transfer bacon, chiles, & peppercorns to a plate leaving behind the drippings in wok or skillet. Return cauliflower to wok or skillet using a slotted spoon; discard the excess marinade. Cook cauliflower, tossing occasionally, until charred in spots & crisp-tender (you want this just short of scorched, don’t worry about it being dark), about 8 to 10 minutes. Add scallion whites, serrano chile, ginger, garlic, peanuts & the hoisin mixture & cook tossing often, until sauce is fragrant & cauliflower is tender, about 2 minutes. Add bacon mixture & cook, tossing, until sauce coats cauliflower, about 1 minute & season with salt. Transfer to serving dish & top with green scallion. Serve alongside rice.

Aloo Gobi

(Garlic & Chile Potatoes with Cauliflower) Serves 4 2 tsp hoisin sauce 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp toasted sesame oil 1 medium head of cauliflower (about 1 ¾ LBS) 2 TBSP vegetable oil, divided 3oz slab or thick cut bacon chopped 6 dried Japones chiles, chiles de arbol, or other red chiles 1 tsp Sichuan peppercorns or ½ tsp cracked black peppercorns 3 scallions, dark-green & white parts separated, sliced thin 1 serrano chile, sliced One 1-inch piece ginger root, peeled & finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, sliced ¼ cup unsalted, roasted peanuts Kosher salt Steamed white rice for serving Stir wine, cornstarch, & 1 TBSP of soy sauce together in a medium bowl & set marinade aside. Stir vinegar, hoisin sauce, sugar, sesame oil, & remaining 2 tsp soy sauce together in a small bowl & set aside. Remove the leaves & cut cauliflower into medium florets. Trim woody end of stalk & discard, then cut remaining stalk into ½ inch thick pieces. Heat 1 TBSP vegetable oil in a wok or cast-iron skillet over medium high heat. Cook cauliflower, tossing occasionally, until browned in places & beginning to soften, about 7-9 minutes. Give reserved marinade a stir to reincorporate the cornstarch & add the cauliflower to the bowl, toss to coat. Toss occasionally while cooking the bacon. Reduce heat to medium & cook bacon in remaining 1 TBSP of oil stirring often until the bacon is browned & crisp, about 5 minutes. Add dried chiles & peppercorns & cook, tossing, just until fragrant being careful

12oz 1 2 TBSP 1 tsp 1 tsp 5 1-2 1-1 ½ tsp ½ tsp 2 TBSP

waxy, young potatoes (I use small red potatoes) small head of cauliflower (about ½ a normal sized head) olive or sunflower oil black or brown mustard seeds cumin seeds large cloves garlic, lightly crushed & chopped fresh green chilies, finely chopped & seed if you like turmeric salt fresh cilantro, chopped

Cook potatoes in their skins in a saucepan of boiling water for about 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain & soak them in ice water for 30 minutes. Peel them & then halve or quarter depending on size, they should be similar in size to cauliflower florets. Meanwhile, divide the cauliflower into ½ inch florets & blanch in a large saucepan of boiling water for 3-4 minutes. Drain & plunge into iced water to prevent further cooking. Then drain again. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When hot, but not smoking, add the mustard & cumin seeds (beware of popping). Remove from the heat & add the garlic & chilies. Return to low heat & cook, stirring, until the garlic has a light brown tinge. Stir in the turmeric, followed by the cauliflower & potatoes. Add the salt, increase the heat slightly, & cook, stirring until the vegetables are well blended with the spices & heated through. (I typically add about 2 TBSP of water now to keep from burning). Stir in the cilantro, remove from heat & serve immediately.




iSUPPORT by Sarah Ladd

Pa*BREW*cah & Beat Beethoven Run


aducah loves its craft beers and a lot of beer lovers were excited when Dry Ground Brewing Company and Paducah Beer Werks opened. If you like to sip on one of the many craft beers being brewed these days then we have an event for you! The Paducah Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is hosting their annual signature event, Pa*BREW*cah Beer Fest. This popular fundraiser will take place on Saturday, June 17 from Noon-5pm, in the floodwall parking lot of historic Downtown Paducah. You can sample beers, enjoy delicious food, and listen to great live music. Let’s all say cheers to that!

Even More Breweries!

This year marks the second annual Pa*BREW*cah, and organizers have increased the number of breweries represented. It’s a fantastic day where you can sample many regional beers including brand new creations to taste before they are officially released. Twenty-five breweries will be represented; most bringing multiple types of beer to taste. Some of the beers that will be on tap are special releases and they will be a secret until the day of the event - so you don’t want to miss this year’s Pa*BREW*cah!

Great Peacock

Leonard the Band PAFM JUNE 2017


There are more breweries represented this year and they are an eclectic mix. You can sample beers from California, New York, but the majority will be from regional cities such as Louisville, Lexington, and St. Louis. Of course there will be beer from right here in Paducah! You will be able to sample Bells, Blue Stallion Brewing, Dry Ground Brewing, Ethereal Brewing, Lagunitas, Leinenkugel's, Mile-Wide, Paducah Beer Werks, Perrylodgic Brewing, Sam Adams, West Sixth Brewing, Schlafly, Rhinegeist, White Squirrel Brewery and more! Check the Pa*BREW*cah website for all of the breweries featured at this year’s festival. Of course there will be live music to enjoy while you drink including

great local bands such as Leonard the Band and the Alonzo Pennington Band, as well as Great Peacock from Nashville.

"There's App For That!"

I spoke with Morgan Walker, Business & Operations Manager for PSO, about the festival. “Pa*BREW*cah Beer Fest will be on the app Untappd,” explained Walker. “This will give beer lovers the ability to check in their beers as they try them, and have full access to information about the breweries and individual beers featured at the festival. Attendees will receive a commemorative beer glass and a beer punch card good for 10 four-ounce samples of beer - all for only $25. You can buy delicious food on site, from one of the many food vendors.”

DD's Get In Free!

Tickets are available for $25 in advance or $30 the day of the event – so buy them now! Attendees are encouraged to bring a designated driver (DD) with them. The DD’s will be allowed in the event free of charge, but will not be served any alcoholic beverages. (Don’t worry - they’ve got good music to listen to, and food to eat - they’ll be fine!)

Alonzo Pennington

To purchase your ticket, visit, go to the PSO office at 222 Kentucky Ave, or visit Roof Brothers Wine & Spirits, Wagner Wine & Spirits, or the Paducah Cigar Company. For more information, contact Paducah Symphony Orchestra at 270.444.0065.

But First - Beat Beethoven!

Beethoven is known for his complex melodies, but less so as a dedicated runner! If you think you have what it takes to Beat Beethoven, give it a shot! As part of the beer fest this year, the PSO



is incorporating its signature Beat Beethoven 5K Run and Walk. This exciting race is set to the classical tunes of Beethoven. And of course, Beethoven himself will be on hand to set the tone for the event – and so you can literally beat him! The idea is to finish the race before Beethoven does. Any runner who finishes before Beethoven will receive a free 16 ounce beer of your choice at Pa*BREW*cah Beer Fest with the purchase of a ticket. Those under 21 will receive a free Root Beer at the end of the race. Entry to the 5K Run/Walk is just $30 for Pre-registration (prior to June 9), and $35 after that and on the day of the event. Those who pre-registered before May 29 will be guaranteed a race shirt. The Beat Beethoven race will begin at 8am, before the beer fest, with registration starting at 6:30pm. The course will start and end at the intersection of Water Street and Jefferson Street in Downtown Paducah. Prizes will be awarded and runners are grouped by age: 1216, 16-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61 & up You can register at the PSO office and online at BeatBeethoven.

Your Paducah Symphony Orchestra

The Paducah Symphony (PSO) was founded in 1979 to provide the highest quality orchestral and choral music to area residents, as well as employment to professional musicians. All proceeds from Pa*BREW*cah will support PSO programs. The mission of the PSO, currently under the direction of Maestro Raffaele Ponti, is to bring the rewards of great music to a growing and diverse regional audience. The PSO, which is the Carson Center Orchestra-in-Residence, encompasses a wide range of ensembles including the Professional Orchestra, adult Symphony Chorus, multicounty Youth and Children’s Chorus. There is also a thriving Music Education Program.





by Amy Noles with

Dr. Victor Taveras WKCTC Assistant Professor of Physics

Are You Ready For The

Total Eclipse of the Sun?


bservers living in Paducah and the surrounding areas will be in for a very unique scientific treat on August 21, 2017. On that day, a total solar eclipse of the Sun will occur, the Moon will pass between the Earth and the Sun, and the day will turn to night for a brief period. But this will only be observable from certain places on earth – and this eclipse can be seen best right here in western Kentucky! That’s right – the sunlight will be blocked by the Moon and it will be almost dark for several minutes this August. For most people, observing a total solar eclipse is typically a once in a lifetime event. Purchase Area Family Magazine has partnered with West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) to share information about the event, the science behind an eclipse and more! This month we spoke to WKCTC Assistant Professor of Physics, Dr. Victor Taveras. We asked him to tell us how and why eclipses happen.

Lunar Versus Solar

In astronomy, an eclipse is when one body passes in front of another. Lunar eclipses, where the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon, are semi-frequent. During these events the Moon appears dark because it is passing into Earth’s shadow. Anybody on the night-time side of the Earth, and hence with a line of sight to see the Moon, is able to view a lunar eclipse.

On the other hand, when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun we have what is called a solar eclipse. In a solar eclipse the Sun appears darkened as the Moon blocks it. In total solar eclipses, in particular, the Sun is completely blocked by the Moon. However, since the Moon is so small, its shadow only falls on a small portion of the Earth’s surface. Solar eclipses happen roughly once per year, but only those people fortunate enough to be in the path of the Moon’s shadow are able to see a total solar eclipse. That’s is why solar eclipses visible from a particular location on the Earth are very rare events. For instance, the last total solar eclipse visible from the United States was 38 years ago.

Just The Right Path

Since the Moon orbits the Earth roughly once per month it may seem that we should expect to have a solar eclipse every month (and a lunar eclipse as well). However, the Moon’s path around the Earth is tilted slightly and therefore, most of the time, it doesn’t come into the right alignment necessary for an eclipse. It’s either falling either a bit too high or a bit too low. This is why eclipses are even rarer than we would expect!

Viewing Glasses

Wherever you observe the eclipse, we encourage you to do it safely. Your parents probably told you to never look directly at the

Night At Noon WKCTC is planning its Night at Noon eclipse party on the big day with media sponsors Electric 96.9 and All Good Media. The party is free and will be held on the WKCTC campus. Night at Noon will have plenty of fun, food, vendors, music, games, science demonstrations, including an opportunity to see the NASA High Altitude Balloon Launch, and meet Kentucky's only astronaut & event emcee Terry Wilcutt. Dippin' Dots Ice Cream will also be at the party. But that's not all... Attend WKCTC's Night at Noon for a chance to win an Xbox One & game. Check out for more details! 16


Sun with your naked eye. In fact, you've probably been told that by lots of reputable sources. Looking directly at the Sun will cause vision damage. However, according to NASA and four other science and medical organizations, it's okay to look at a total solar eclipse with the naked eye — but only when the face of the Sun is totally obscured by the Moon. To be safe, scientists recommend using solar glasses to watch the eclipse while in transition. If you observe the solar eclipse, do so with protection such as so-called solar glasses. These glasses have special filters on them to filter out the Sun’s damaging radiation and to reduce the intensity so that you can observe safely without worrying about damaging your vision. Be advised that telescopes, cameras, binoculars and other optical devices need their own solar filters. Solar-viewing glasses are not a substitute for a proper solar filter on magnification devices. Never view the disk of the Sun through a telescope, binoculars or camera without a proper solar filter. Solar-viewing glasses are not powerful enough to protect your eyes from magnified sunlight. Even if you are wearing solar-viewing glasses, viewing the disk of the Sun through a magnification device will result in serious eye damage if the device is not equipped with a proper solar filter, according to the viewing safety sheet.

What Does An Eclipse Look Like?

Viewers who are looking at the eclipse with solar-viewing glasses will be able to see when the Sun's face is completely obscured by the



Moon (because, once again, the only light that can penetrate these solar-viewing glasses is the light from the Sun's disk). Viewers will be able to observe the Moon creep slowly over the Sun's disk and eventually cover the Sun entirely. In the moments before totality, viewers looking through their solarviewing glasses will see a crescent of light from the Sun growing thinner and thinner as the Moon progresses over its face. In the last few seconds just before the disk of the Sun is entirely covered by the Moon, the crescent will break up into a series of small dots of light that look like beads on a string (typically there are about three to eight such dots). These are called Baily's beads (after Francis Baily, the British astronomer who discovered them). Once the last bead disappears, the face of the Sun has been covered by the Moon, and totality has begun.

The Astronomical Jackpot

Although, we mentioned earlier that viewing a total solar eclipse from a particular area is a once in a lifetime opportunity it turns out that those of us who live in western Kentucky, southern Illinois, and southeast Missouri have won the astronomical jackpot! We will be treated to a second total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 although the alignment will be a little further north of us. But that still means you will be able to see two total solar eclipses within a seven-year period! Next month, PAFM will be putting together a compilation of all eclipse-watching events taking place in our area, including The Night at Noon event being held at the WKCTC campus, near the Challenger Learning Center.





iDOCTOR by Sarah Ladd


s Father’s Day approaches, it is important to turn our thoughts towards the health of the important men in our lives. Typically, men smoke and drink more than women, make far fewer visits to the doctor, get fewer preventive screenings, and take greater risks than women. The consequence is that men often die younger and more often from such ailments as heart disease, cancer and stroke, and injuries. Some local doctors have offered some advice for the male readers to help improve these numbers and the overall health of our population.

Get Your PCP!

I spoke with Dr. Alex Wright, a Primary Care Physician with Mercy Primary Care in Paducah. According to Wright, it is crucial for men to have, and keep, a Primary Care Physician (PCP). Many people brush off the importance of this, but Wright believes having a PCP can help patients on average, live longer and better. “A PCP will help their patients understand when they should start thinking about screenings and various tests. It is so vital that men have someone to turn to. A PCP will know you - they will know your family history, your background, what you do for work and how your body will respond to various treatments. They will also be able to successfully guide you through a diet change or an exercise program best suited to your body.”

Important Screenings

According to Dr. Wright, men should be proactive when it comes to their screenings. Some tests, such as for diabetes, should begin at age 35. “A PCP will know if something is off and if you need to begin screening earlier,” he explained. “That’s another benefit. Many men avoid getting their screenings because they assume that will save money. However, catching a disease early can save so much more money in the long run.” Dr. Wright also encourages patients to check with their insurance companies, as many of them will pay for screenings and physicals.

According to Dr. Jones, your first colonoscopy should be done by age 50, or 45 if you have a history of colon cancer in your family. “I think the word colonoscopy scares men,” Dr. Jones told me. “Be aware that there are other screenings besides a colonoscopy that men can do, such as stool tests, or preventative vaccinations. This is why it is so important to have a PCP they can help you know which test is an option for your needs.”

Dr. Ross Jones of Mercy Gastroenterology, couldn’t agree more. “Having a PCP can help you live longer!” He told me. “For example, your PCP can help you to schedule a colonoscopy and this may allow you to catch polyps on your colon before they become cancerous when your condition is treatable. If you are not seeing a PCP regularly and getting your screenings on time, things may get out of hand before you know it.”



Breaking The Stigma

Why are all these physicians recommending everyone have a PCP? Because nationally, 30% of men are not going in for their screenings, and thus not getting the preventative treatments that they may desperately need. “I think it’s the stereotypical male attitude,” said Dr. Wright. “Men want to wait and try to fix things after they’re broken.” Dr. Wright believes that this is often an issue of pride and would like to see it go away. “It’s just not worth it!” Dr. Wright insisted, “I just want to see people living longer, and better.”

Warning Signs

Dr. Jones shared some cautionary abnormalities men should be aware of as they think about their upcoming screenings. These include constipation, blood in stools, irregular bowel movements, unexpected weight loss, and low blood count. “Know your numbers,” advised Dr. Jones, “if there is anything odd, consult your PCP. Your doctor will guide you through unusual symptoms.”

Invest In Yourself

I was able to chat with Dale Hancock, who survived esophageal cancer in 2016. Cancer took him by surprise, interrupting his work and rushing him into an early retirement. “I had no idea,” said Dale, “that I would come home from work one afternoon, pass out, and be admitted to the ICU with a rapidly dropping blood count.” Dale endured a serious operation where one third of his stomach as well as his esophagus were removed. Doctors



were able to rebuild his esophagus. “Many of us take good health for granted,” he told me. “An annual physical exam is just as necessary as any other bill! Find a good physician you trust, and have in depth, candid conversations with them at least once a year.” “A year and a half later, after chemo and radiation, I have had a life change that I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world. The new me is 60 pounds lighter, and although my wife asked me to stop making jokes about beginning a Walking Dead clothing line, life is amazing.” Dale credits his recovery to his every deepening relationship with God, saying he could not have gone through this without his faith. “No, cancer is never a good thing,” he says, “but you can choose to let it take charge of your life, or let it help to refine you into more than you were before.”

Advice For Those Suffering

Dale says asking questions of your doctors is crucial if you are going through a battle with cancer. “Knowledge helps make for better decisions,” he told me. “Also, make sure your spouse/significant other also asks questions! I went from eating two-pound rib-eye steaks to not being able to handle more than six ounces of anything. My loving wife had no idea she would be signing up to hook me up to a feeding tube for almost a year.” Dale says to take comfort in the fact that those you love will be there. “Whoever is your person is, they will go through this with you.” For more information on health screenings for men visit Men’s Health Network also has a helpful poster in their library titled library/getitcheckedpostermen.pdf.



by Kerrie McLoughlin



hen your kids ask you if they can have a lemonade stand today, do you give a tired sigh in anticipation of all the work required? Me, too. So when my kids suggested doing a lemonade stand in our yard recently, I first blamed public television for putting the idea in their heads. But I soon reluctantly agreed, and we were on our way to several whole days of fun and (don’t tell my kids this part) learning. To start, I told the kids to hunt down a small table, folding table or stable cardboard box. Then we ran to the store for cups, ice and powdered lemonade mix. The kids made signs to put on their table and on sticks stuck in the ground. One of the kids held up a sign and yelled, Lemonade! to attract business. My money-obsessed 10-year-old son started the first day by charging a big fat buck for each medium-size glass of lemonade. He actually had a few takers, but the next day he decided to charge half price and ended up earning much more. Some days the kids would put up a sign that said all the proceeds from the day would be going to a specific cause, like to a cat shelter or to the Red Cross. Those were the days I didn’t gripe about having to sit outside in the heat acting as Lemonade Stand Manager and instead beamed with pride.

Creative Entrepreneurs

As summer wore on, the kids enjoyed coming up with bigger and better ideas, like Koolaid mixed with clear soda, and that was a hit. They looked like mini businesspeople sitting around the dining room table discussing the next Big Idea. They started getting repeat business from people who drove down our street every day and made labels for the cups with their business name: Summer Kids Drink Stand. The lemonade stand was a simple venture at first glance, but when I looked a little deeper I saw it for all the lessons it taught my kids and their friends, like:




Kids learn how to seek out a deal on cups and lemonade and to make their own ice in advance at home since they should pay Mom back for start-up business costs. They also learn about making change, counting money, measuring, dividing earnings between kids, how much to charge, record-keeping, saving for something they want and altruism (through donating their money to a specific cause or charity).

Social & General Business

There’s much for kids to learn about business, like the fact that there are good and bad times and days to sell lemonade (lunch and rush hour are good; neighborhood garage sales days are great; chilly days are not). They also get to meet and greet neighbors and strangers and learn patience and perseverance.

Safety & Stranger Danger

I’m sure your kids know not to go up to a car when they don’t know who is in it, but selling lemonade helps reinforce that message and lets your child know it’s okay to tell someone “no, I’m not allowed to do that.” Your child should know to let the customer get out of their car and come to get their lemonade (it’s not a drive-through, after all!).

Basic Manners

I made sure the kids knew to not hold cups by the lip or stick their hand in the cup. For a little humor break, I showed them the clip from National Lampoon’s Vacation where the kid stirs the drink up with her bare, dirty arm and told them never to do that. When telling customers how much the lemonade was, they would say, “Fifty cents, please” and thank the customer upon receiving the money. If they got a tip, they would say an extra profuse term of gratitude.



Your neighbors may be broke and sick of lemonade, but your kids won’t ask to borrow money from you again. At least, not until summer’s over. Kerrie McLoughlin is the chaos-loving mom of five. Catch up with her at



Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) was started in 2000 by Alex Scott, who was diagnosed with childhood cancer when she wasn’t even one year old. When she was four, she set up a lemonade stand to donate the money to help find a cure. Soon others around the country were also setting up stands to donate their money, as well. Alex died at the age of eight, but her lemonade stand legacy has raised over $40 million for childhood cancer research and more. Visit to register your stand, and they’ll send you a packet of materials to make your fundraiser a success.


June 2017 Events & Community Directory We make every effort to ensure accuracy of information in this calendar; however, changes & cancellations may have occurred since publication. We recommend that you verify all information.

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Movies for Me Series: Hotel Transylvania 4pm Maiden Alley Cinema 270.441.7007 Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort & falls for the count's teen-aged daughter. Reduced ticket price ($5) & all children under 12 get a FREE small popcorn. Modern Marketing for Your Business 5:30-6:30pm Fairfield Inn & Suites, Paducah 270.442.1700 Come and hear them speak about marketing essentials & modern marketing tools to boost your business.

The Rhythm Factory's 6th Annual Showcase: "On Broadway" 6-9pm McCracken County High School 270.210.4990 Song, dance & theater arts from some of our region's most talented youth! TRF's theme this year pays tribute to the stage. Broadway's most beloved musicals & plays! If you've never been to one of their shows or you've been wondering what TRF is all about, here's your chance to see them live & in color. Oneness Heart Awakening Meditation Workshop 6:30-7:30pm Mindful Living 270.217.5510 A weekend of processes, rituals, music, & meditations to help you leap beyond the human mind & ego, including specific blessings to set right relationships, heal past hurts & bring you into contact with the true nature.

FREE Summer Reading Kickoff 7-8:30pm 2nd Floor Meeting Rm, McLib 270.442.2510 x122 The Swamp Tigers play a free community show in the Library garden at this all-ages kick off event for this year's Summer Reading Program. Bring a blanket & the whole family. They'll have corn hole, activities for kids, & FREE ice cream will be provided.



10th Annual Paducah Public Schools Foundation Golf Scramble 11:30am Paxton Park Golf Course 270.444.5600 The 10th Annual Paducah Public Schools Foundation Golf Scramble will be held at Paxton Park. Prizes will be awarded for winning team, last place team, longest drive, closest to pin, & longest putt. Every player will leave with a gift or prize. Businesses are invited to sponsor a hole for $300, donate prizes & gifts, or send a team! Lake Barkley Chamber Annual Dinner 5-9pm Lake Barkley Resort Park 270.688.4769 Guest Speaker will be Rob Milner from The Land Between the Lakes Planetarium speaking about the Eclipse happening in August of 2017.

Prenatal Care • Yearly Exams • Infertility Gynecological Surgery • Menopausal Medicine Alt. Hormone Replacement • Aesthetic Services 4-D In-Office Ultrasound • High Risk Obstetrics Dr. Anunciato would like to welcome Meghan Lee, Nurse Practitioner. Our addition will provide shorter wait times for appointments and convenience for you. 

Paducah Chiefs vs Hoptown Hoppers 6pm Brooks Stadium 270.519.7845 General admission $5. Concessions available for purchase.



Their Finest 7 & 9:30pm Maiden Alley Cinema 270.441.7007 A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them. Stayin' Alive: 40 Years of Playhouse in the Park 7-10pm Playhouse in the Park 270.759.1752 Dress up & enjoy this night with a 70's theme: Disco of Love & Peace. Cocktails, food, entertainment, special guest testimonials, memorabilia, silent auction, & karaoke! Celebrate the years of wonderful Community Theater. Air Supply 7:30pm The Carson Center 270.527.3869 Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for Jesus Christ Superstar in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles & of course, singing.



Spokes for Strokes 8am Baptist Health Paducah 270.442.0751 5th annual bicycle tour all proceeds go to raise awareness for stroke & funds to invest in life-saving technologies & expanded stroke care services. FREE Kids Free Fishing Tournament 8:30am-12pm Little Lake Park 888.493.0152 Open for ages up to 12 years old. Free snacks & water, poles, bait, & tackle - may bring your own, too. Trophies awarded by age group. A fishing license for the adults is waived for the day. After the tournament adjourns, trophies will be awarded to the winners of each category. To participate, sign up at the tent set up at Little Lake on the day of the event. Paducah Kentucky on the Move for PWS 9am-1pm Noble Park 270.559.9858 Promoting awareness, provide support to children & family members who struggle with this syndrome every day, & to raise funds for the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association. TFW Hurricane Class Benefit 9:30-10:30am Energy Fitness, New Holt Rd. 270.554.7222 Come Experience Training Like A Warrior and the Power of Helping Someone In Need! All proceeds will benefit the family of Dylan Nanney & his battle with cancer at St. Jude’s. $5 minimum donation. Basket Weaving Workshop 9am-1pm Wickliffe Mounds Historic Site wickliffe-mounds 270.335.3681 Learn a new skill with this introductory class for beginners. Come to this workshop & learn how to make a basket of your own, taught by experienced basket maker, Mary Greer. All materials furnished by the park. Please bring your own lunch. Must pre-register by calling. Dream Interpretation 10-11am Wildhair Studio's Rock Shop 270.444.6115 What are your dreams trying to tell you? We all dream, so get insights into what your dreams may mean. You will learn how to interpret your own dreams &



identify the different types of dreams, including lucid, prophetic & visitation dreams from loved ones that have past. Half Price Mattress Fundraiser 10am-5pm McCracken County High School 270.538.4000 Come out & support the McCracken County High School Band at their 1st Annual Mattress Fundraiser. Every purchase benefits the MCHS band. All mattresses are half price. Cookout for a Cause 11am-3pm His House Ministries 270.753.4382 ext 5 WoodmenLife is hosting a charity cookout to raise awareness for the hunger needs in the eight counties in western Kentucky. Serving hamburgers or hot dogs, with a side item, drink, & dessert. All proceeds benefit the Purchase Area Regional Food Bank. First Annual 4-Lady Acorn Scramble 1-4pm Oaks Country Club 270.753.6454 Oaks Country Clubs First Annual Four Lady Acorn Scramble. Calling all ladies to come out for a fun day out on the course. Movies for Me: Hotel Transylvania 4-6pm Maiden Alley Cinema 270.441.7007 Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort & falls for the Count's teen-aged daughter. All children under 12 receive a FREE small popcorn.



FREE Season of Honor: Caring for the Caregiver Support Group 6:30pm First Baptist Church, Paducah 270.442.2728 The topic will be Caregiver Knowledge & Experience. The presenter will be Dick Rushing & Bill Williams, two faithful caregivers. They will be sharing research they have done, knowledge & experience gained. Meeting will take place in the Fellowship Hall, Entry 5. Their Finest 7pm See June 2nd description.


Maiden Alley Cinema 270.441.7007


Their Finest 7pm See June 2nd description.


Maiden Alley Cinema 270.441.7007


Paducah Chiefs vs Fulton Railroaders 6pm Brooks Stadium 270.519.7845 General admission $5. Concessions available for purchase.

FREE LIVE on the River: Youth Night 6-9pm Downtown Paducah Riverfront 270.444.8508 A great way for your children to kick of the summer. Many fun activities for kids. Paducah Chiefs vs Madisonville Miners 6pm Brooks Stadium 270.519.7845 General admission $5. Concessions available for purchase. Their Finest 7 & 9:30pm See June 2nd description.

Maiden Alley Cinema 270.441.7007


Mother & Son Ball 7-8:30pm Faith Center, Paducah 270.443.3110 A night of precious moments between mothers & sons. A night to enjoy the little moments with your little man & to teach them manners as they learn how a true prince behaves & treats others.



Their Finest 4 & 7pm See June 2nd description.

Kidz Klub Too

Maiden Alley Cinema 270.441.7007


Kidz Klub Graduated

Playground Activity Graduated



Leadership by Bike Camp Graduated


Sports Camp

June 5-9 & 12-16 For information, including times & drop off info, call Paducah Parks Services at 270.444.8508 PAFM JUNE 2017




Circle Weaving 9:30-11:30am Metropolis Girl Scout House 618.638.3875 or 618.524.3475 Students entering 3rd-7th grades will have the opportunity to paint and weave a beautiful piece of art. FREE 39th Annual Superman Celebration Kick off Begins at 5pm Superman Statue, Metropolis 618.524.5025 The Official Home of Superman. Festival of all Superman, DC, Marvel, and everything geek.

Paducah Chiefs vs Hoptown Hoppers 6pm Brooks Stadium 270.519.7845 General admission $5. Concessions available for purchase. FREE Evening Upstairs - The Birth of Bourbon: A Photographic Tour of Early Distilleries 7-8pm 2nd Floor Meeting Rm, McLib 270.442.2510 Award-winning photographer Carol Peachee, author of The Birth of Bourbon : A Photographic Tour of Early Distilleries, will discuss lost distilleries as well as facilities undergoing renewal. As more distilleries are lost or altered the photos provide an important glimpse of the past & detailed insight into Kentucky's relationship with bourbon. FREE Riverfront Concert Series: Chris Cavanaugh 6pm Downtown Paducah Riverfront 270.444.8508 Amazing up-and-coming musical artists, local & nationwide. Bring your lawn chairs or enjoy the steps at the riverfront & enjoy the music on Wilson Stage. Concerts are on select Thursdays in June, July, and August. An Evening with NPR White House Correspondent Tamara Keith 7:30-9pm Wrather West Kentucky Museum 800.599.4737 Hear stories from behind the scenes of one of the most eventful news cycles in recent history. WKMS & Murray State's Town & Gown present a free community talk with NPR White House Correspondent Tamara Keith. Submit your questions in advance by emailing msu.wkms@, you may also submit a question at the free talk. NPR White House Correspondent & PBS Newshour contributor Tamara Keith covered Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign.



FREE 39th Annual Superman Celebration All Day Superman Statue, Metropolis 618.524.5025 See June 8th description. FREE 2017 Metropolis Super Con 10am-6pm 715 Market Street, Metropolis 270.210.1868 Featuring guest stars Erica Durance (Lois Lane) & James Marsters, (Brainiac) of Smallville, & from the Superman Movies Margot Kidder (Lois Lane) & Sarah Douglas (Ursa). vendors will buy & sell merchandise such as comic books, action figures, jewelry, costumes, horror & sci-fi, anime, gaming, autographed star photos, TV & movie memorabilia, vintage superhero collectibles, even Star Wars goodies, & of course all kinds of Superman stuff! 8th Annual Superman Super Site Meet & Greet 11:30am Fat Edd's Roadhouse 618.524.5525 Featuring various door prizes including DVD's, Blurays, & many other donated items from local merchants as well as fun, food & a few surprises.



New Pathways for Children Golf Scramble 11:30am Drake Creek Golf Club 270.816.0257 Fee includes green fee & cart, lunch, prizes and refreshments on the course.

FREE 39th Annual Superman Celebration All Day Superman Statue, Metropolis 618.524.5025 See June 8th description.

Ed Taylor Memorial Golf Tournament 11:30am Paxton Park Golf Course 615.310.3517 Scramble format golf tournament to raise money for scholarships for deserving student athletes exhibiting love of their community, academics, & competition, thus continuing Ed's lifetime work.

715 Market Street, Metropolis 270.210.1868

2017 Hobie Bass Open 4pm Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park 270.362.4271 Kayak Anglers from all over the country will have the opportunity to test their skills on the legendary fisheries of Kentucky & Barkley Lakes for the Hobie Bass Open. "10" Exhibition by Tim Jaeger 5-7pm Paducah School Of Art & Design 270.408.4278 Kayak Anglers from all over the country will have the opportunity to test their skills on the legendary fisheries of Kentucky & Barkley Lakes for the Hobie Bass Open. Music at MAC: Joan Shelley & Jake Xerxes Fussel 8pm Maiden Alley Cinema 270.441.7007 Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.



5k Walk/Run & Kids Fun Run 7am Noble Park 270.883.1FUN Registration from 7-7:30am. 5k begins at 8am; Kids Fun Run begins at 8:45am. Metropolis Kiwanis Superman Bicycle Ride 8am-2pm Fort Massac State Park 618.524.5025 In conjunction with the 39th annual Superman Celebration. Children 16 & under ride FREE with a registered parent or guardian. This free ride does not include an event t-shirt but shirts can be purchased for $15.

FREE 2017 Metropolis Super Con 9am-7pm See June 9th description.

Auras: Learn How To See Them 10-11am Wildhair Studio's Rock Shop 270.444.6115 Learn simple techniques to actually see auras with your own eyes. We often have an Angel show up for the class! Anyone can do it with instruction & a little practice. Fascinating, fun & useful. Primitive Technology 10am-3pm Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site 270.335.3681 Demonstrations will be set up around the park showing the craft of making & using primitive tools. Throw a spear with an atlatl, see a flintknapping demonstration by expert youth flintknapper, use a pump drill & find out how cordage (rope) is made from plant fibers. Make a cordage friendship bracelet. Miss & Mister Paducah Pageant 2pm Kiwanis Hall, Paducah 270.210.0446 Over $2,000 in toys, gifts, banners, crowns & gift certificates will be awarded. Registration begins at 11am. Everyone who enters will receive a special gift. Winners will represent Paducah & ride in all parades. Paducah Chiefs vs DeBois Co. Bombers 6pm Brooks Stadium 270.519.7845 General admission $5. Concessions available for purchase.



White Lightning Mountain Bike Racing 9am-3pm Friends of LBL 800.525.7077 XC Mountain Bike Race on Canal Loop, it is a moderate course, with a several optional technical sections for advanced riders.



FREE 2017 Metropolis Super Con 10am-5pm See June 9th description.

715 Market Street, Metropolis 270.210.1868

FREE 39th Annual Superman Celebration until 5pm Superman Statue, Metropolis 618.524.5025 See June 8th description. Families on the Spectrum Golf Tournament 12-6pm Drake Creek Golf Club 270.898.4653 Funds raised directly benefit local autism families by supporting our Summer Fun Program, one autism family friendly event each week during summer vacation, & swim lessens for our children by a trained instructor ,drowning remains a leading cause of death in children with autism.



FREE United Way Reading PALS Orientation 11:30am United Way of Paducah-McCracken Co. 270.442.1691 The United Way Reading PALS program needs you for the 2017-2018 school year! This program is a program where you volunteer once a week for 30 minutes to 1 hour (depending school) and work one-onone with a student. The activity various from reading, spelling words, homework, etc.

FREE Teen Summer Reading: Cardboard Creations 1-2pm 2nd Floor Meeting Rm, McLib 270.442.2510 x122 Teens will learn how they impact their own environment, ways to reduce waste, view stunning works of art made with recycled paper, & create their own articulating endangered animal art with reclaimed paper. Faith in Films: The Third Miracle 6:30pm Maiden Alley Cinema 270.441.7007 The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood. During his investigation, the priest, who is experiencing a crisis of faith, rediscovers his own purpose in life.



FREE Children's Summer Reading: Cardboard Creations 9:30am, 11:30am, & 1pm 2nd Floor Meeting Rm, McLib 270.442.2510 x122 Children will learn how they impact their environment, ways to reduce waste, view stunning works of art made with recycled paper, & create their own articulating endangered animal art with reclaimed paper. Vibrational Tuneups 6-7pm Wildhair Studio's Rock Shop 270.444.6115 Experience the healing benefits of sound & how tuning up our vibrational field can produce profound improvements in our lives. Short explanation how to use sound for healing in your life & then everyone will receive a tuneup.


FREE Children's Summer Reading: Cardboard Creations 9:30am, 11:30am, & 1pm 2nd Floor Meeting Rm, McLib 270.442.2510 x122 See June 13 description. Paducah Chiefs vs Muhlenberg Co. Stallions 6pm Brooks Stadium 270.519.7845 General admission $5. Concessions available for purchase.



FREE Be Green Lawn-Care Management Workshop 9-11am McCracken Co. Cooperative Extension Office 270.554.9522 Come & learn about earth-friendly ways to manage your yard, including erosion control practices, soil testing & proper fertilization practices & yard waste practices. Pre-register (encouraged, not required) by emailing



Canvas Painting 9:30-11:30am Metropolis Girl Scout House 618.638.3875 or 618.524.3475 Students entering 1st-7th grades will spend the morning painting with acrylic paints on canvas. Older clothes or an apron is recommended. Paducah Chamber Golf Scramble 11am Country Club of Paducah 270.443.1746 The perfect setting for developing new business relations, nurturing partnerships & entertaining prospective customers, clients & referrals. Also fuels growth & development in our community & offers businessto-business networking opportunities. FREE Meet the Artists 11:40am Paducah Main Street 270.443.1746 Celebrate in the Paducah City Hall as it joins the National Register of Historic Places for its New Formalism Design. A piece of art in itself. Over 50 artists, crafts people & students exhibiting their art, waiting to meet you & share their stories. FREE Gardens of the USA 6:30-8:30pm Calloway Co. UK Extension Office 270.753.1452 Class taught by Matt Chadwick. Calloway County Extension Agent for Ag & Natural Resources.

FREE Movies in the Park: Secret Life of Pets 8:30pm (Dusk) Noble Park Amphitheater 270.444.8508 Bring your lawn chairs, blankets & insect repellent! Concessions available at the Noble Park Pool concession area from 7:30-9:30pm.



McCracken County Fair All Day Beauty pageant begins at 7pm

Carson Park 270.883.1FUN

Paducah Chiefs vs Madisonville Miners 6pm Brooks Stadium 270.519.7845 General admission $5. Concessions available for purchase. Heart & Soul Art Celebration & Auction 6-9pm Walker Hall Events Center 270.444.9687 An evening of food & entertainment with silent & live auctions, Local professional artists are working in collaboration with the individuals served here at Easter Seals West Kentucky to produce some truly beautiful art, which will be available in the live auction.




goods, coffees, juices, Artisan products, & many more from the western Kentucky area.


McCracken County Fair All Day Myotonic Goat Show begins at 9am

Carson Park 270.883.1FUN

Beat Beethoven at PaBREWcah 8-10:30am Downtown Paducah Riverfront 270.444.0065 Think you have what it takes to Beat Beethoven? Every runner & walker will have the opportunity to find out at this year’s Beat Beethoven 5K run/walk, now part of the annual Pa*BREW*cah Beer Fest. Paducah Regatta 8:45am Noble Park Pool 270.444.8508 Using cardboard & duct tape to construct a boat, the goal is to race it across the width of the pool without sinking. But if you do sink, make it dramatic because you could win the Titanic Award. Tropies will be awarded. All of the supplies to build your boat will be provided - or bring your cardboard boat from home. All boats must meet specified rules & requirements. Registration begins at 8:45am with the boat race beginning at 10am. Participants are given a maximum of one hour to build their boat, & all boat-building stops at 9:45am. $20 per boat. Regional Agri-Artisan Market 10am-5pm Grand Rivers Community Center 270.362.8976 Showcasing GAP certified produce, meats, wine, craft beer, bakery

DIY Kite Workshop 10:30am Graves County Public Library 270.247.2911 This is your chance to make your own kite. Supplies will be provided. Sign up at the library if you would like to participate. What A Man 1-3pm Kentucky Oaks Mall 270.444.0440 This is a great time to maintain upkeep with screenings, health education and outreach activities. Paducah Chiefs vs Henderson Flash 6pm Brooks Stadium 270.519.7845 General admission $5. Concessions available for purchase. Toby Keith in Concert 5pm Black Diamond Harley-Davidson 618.997.4577 Opening act: Kendell Marvell. Guest Star: Waterloo Revival. Special Guest: David Lee Murphy. Country music superstar Toby Keith will headline Black Diamond Harley-Davidson’s 2017 Concert Series.


McCracken County Fair All Day Myotonic Goat Show begins at 9am


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McCracken County Fair All Day Harness Racing begins at 6pm

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The Lion King, Kids 9am-Noon Market House Theatre 270.444.6828 Lion King on stage. FREE Teen Summer Reading: Make It With Code! 1pm & 2pm 2nd Floor Meeting Rm, McLib 270.442.2510 x122 Build a better online world. Code your own animated gif, & code your name in binary. We will have several fun coding activities to try. Seating is limited to 18 seats per session. Must be on time.



McCracken County Fair All Day Carson Park 270.883.1FUN Armbands $20 after 5:30pm. Kids stage performances & open mic night begins at 6pm.



Superman Classic Archery Tournament 9am-3pm Mermet Lake State Conservation Area 877.424.5025 The GMCVB, IDNR & the City of Metropolis are once again sponsoring the cash prize archery competition prior to the start of the Mathews Archery Pro/Am Championship. FREE Children's Summer Reading: Animal Architects 9:30am, 11:30am, & 1pm 2nd Floor Meeting Rm, McLib 270.442.2510 x122 Featuring a variety of exotic animals from around the globe that utilize very unique abilities to build & construct as part of survival in the wild. Be prepared to get up-close & personal learning about these very constructive critters. Crystal Basics 6-7pm Wildhair Studio's Rock Shop 270.444.6115 Explore the folk lore & science behind healing crystals. Separate myth from fact & discover how & why crystals work. Learn how to select, & care for your crystals.


McCracken County Fair All Day Carson Park 270.883.1FUN Beef show 10am; Armbands $20 after 5:30pm with McDonald's Coupon; Western Horse Show 6pm ; Wiener Dog "Drag Races", Best Dressed contest & "So Ugly It's Cute" contest 7pm & much more! Diversity in the Workplace 8am-2pm WKCTC 270.534.3335 This four-hour course is designed to teach everyone from the newest of employees to your seasoned veterans how to understand diversity in all its aspects. The course will also help in the recognition of relationships and how these are impacted by each individual's unique attributes. FREE Children's Summer Reading: Animal Architects 9:30am, 11:30am & 1pm 2nd Floor Meeting Rm, McLib 270.442.2510 x122 See June 20th description. Paducah Chiefs vs DeBois Co. Bombers 6pm Brooks Stadium 270.519.7845 General admission $5. Concessions available for purchase. Face/Off 7pm Maiden Alley Cinema 270.441.7007 In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facetransplant surgery & assumes the identity & physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same criminal impersonates the cop.





McCracken County Fair All Day Carson Park 270.883.1FUN Armbands $20 after 5:30pm with McDonald's Coupon; Wrestling Night begins at 7pm & much more! Cardboard Construction 9:30-11:30am Metropolis Girl Scout House 618.638.3875 or 618.524.3475 Students entering 3rd through 7th grade will use cardboard & other materials to create interactive games & toys. FREE Wilderness Survival Workshop 6-8pm McCracken Co Public Library 270.442.2510 Get outside & tap into the skills of our ancestors! This class will cover the basics of self-reliance in nature, from shelter- & fire-building to water procurement, hunting & for edible & medicinal plants. FREE Riverfront Concert Series 6pm Downtown Paducah Riverfront 270.444.8508 Chris Cavanaugh, live in concert. Paducah Chiefs vs Madisonville Miners 6pm Brooks Stadium 270.519.7845 General admission $5. Concessions available for purchase.



McCracken County Fair All Day Carson Park 270.883.1FUN Mud Drag Races 7pm; $25 Armbands from 5pm-1am; $20 Armbands from 9pm-1am & much more! Cardboard Construction 9:30-11:30am Metropolis Girl Scout House 618.638.3875 or 618.524.3475 See June 22nd description. Fancy Finds Consignment Sale 10am-6pm Paducah/McCracken Co. Convention & Expo Center 270.331.8015 Featuring children's & women's clothing, shoes, accessories, home decor, baby gear, toys, outdoor play equipment, etc. They will be featuring The Vintage Road Market!



McCracken County Fair All Day Carson Park 270.883.1FUN Diary Goat Show 8:30am & 9:30am; Armbands $25 after 5:30pm with Pepsi can; Enduro Racing 6:30pm; Two drawings for $1k at 10pm & much more! FREE Skin Cancer Screening 8-11am Lourdes Outpatient Surgery Center 270.442.1310 Area dermatologists will volunteer their time to examine & evaluate skin changes. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Appointments are required. Amateur Radio Field Day 8am Murray State Arboretum 270.554.9522 Come out & see how a ham radio station is constructed from start to finish. Installing antennas, radio communications equipment & a complete computer network that are operated completely "off the grid." Information also available for obtaining or upgrading an amateur radio license. Shooting Sports Match 8am Jackson Purchase Rifle Pistol Club 270.554.9522 McCracken County 4-H Hot Shots will have a shooting sports match sponsored by the McCracken Co. Cooperative Extension Office. Dare to Defeat Epilepsy Walk 9am-12:30pm Noble Park 270.331.8015 The largest awareness building & fundraising event of the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana. Lace up your shoes & join in this fight! Your involvement will have a real impact defeating epilepsy.



2017 Kentucky Collectibles Appraisal Fair 9am-3pm Paducah/McCracken Co. Convention & Expo Center 800.432.0951 Wondering if that stash in the attic is trash or treasure? Expert appraisers at the upcoming Kentucky Collectibles Appraisal Fair can help. Tickets include the opportunity to have up to two items appraised by a regional expert. Learn to Ski Day 9am-4pm Ski Nuts Lake, Paducah @KYLakeSkiNuts 270.562.2907 or 270.564.2992 All ages: come on out & water ski with the KY Lake Ski Nuts! Proceeds benefit the Carly Marquess Memorial Fund. Lunch provided. Fancy Finds Consignment Sale 10am-6pm Paducah/McCracken Co. Convention & Expo Center 270.331.8015 See June 23rd description. Sixteen Candles 4pm Maiden Alley Cinema 270.441.7007 A girl's "sweet" 16th birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible. Empaths. No, You're Not Crazy. Yes, It's Real. 10-11am Wildhair Studio's Rock Shop 270.444.6115 Are you an Empath? What does that even mean!? Learn effective techniques to protect yourself from drama queens & energy vampires. Are you affected by other people's energies, & have an innate ability to intuitively feel & perceive others? Are other’s always telling you that you are too sensitive? Make reservations early.

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McCracken County Fair Last Day 8:30am Dairy Goat Shows 8:30 & 9:30am; & much more!

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Amateur Radio Field Day 9am-Noon Murray State Arboretum 270.554.9522 See June 24th description. Fancy Finds Consignment Sale Discount Day 12-6pm Paducah/McCracken Co. Convention & Expo Center 270.331.8015 See June 23rd description.



FREE Teen Summer Reading: Silent Library 1-2pm 2nd Floor Meeting Rm, McLib 270.442.2510 x122 Can your team hold it together while enduring challenges geared towards getting you to make noise? The name of the game is Silent Library - & in order for your team to win, you must endure interesting challenges without making a sound! Test your teambuilding skills!





FREE Children's Summer Reading - Science Tellers: Building Tall Ships & Pirate Tales 9:30am, 11:30am, & 1pm 2nd Floor Meeting Rm, McLib 270.442.2510 x122 Set sail with us on a thrilling adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny & high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain & find a way to construct a ship before all hope is lost at sea! Planks, sails, rigging, rails... what else could building a pirate ship possibly take?! Club McFinn, Jr. 3-4pm Kentucky Oaks Mall 270.444.0440 Activities vary & may include story time with under the sea princess Coral Rose, arts & crafts, nautical games, puppet shows, & fun sing-alongs. Soul Mates 6-7pm Wildhair Studio's Rock Shop 270.444.6115 Ready to find your Soulmate? What's the difference between a Soulmate & a Life Partner? Learn how to tell the difference & attract your perfect match. FREE Bourbon 101 7-8pm 2nd Floor Meeting Rm, McLib 270.442.2510 x122 Come join Brian Shemwell of the Paducah Bourbon Society as he explains why you should be excited about living in the bourbon

capital of the world. From how it's made, its history, & the legal requirements a whiskey must satisfy in order to be classified as a bourbon, to mash bills, rickhouses, & charred oak, Shemwell will delve deep into Kentucky's finest export.





FREE Children's Summer Reading - Science Tellers: Building Tall Ships & Pirate Tales 9:30am, 11:30am, & 1pm 2nd Floor Meeting Rm, McLib 270.442.2510 x122 See June 27th description.

FREE Henna Tattooing Workshop 5pm Graves County Public Library 270.247.2911 Local paint artist Melissa French will decorate arms & feet with beautiful temporary designs. Creation stations with masks & hats. Refreshments will be served. Please sign up at the library if to participate.

ON-GOING EVENTS & NOTICES 48 Days to the Work You Will Love Seminar. Quality Inn, Benton, KY. SUNDAYS JUNE 4 - JULY 9 5pm This 6-week seminar presented by Upward MC Founder/Owner, Terry Burgess, will introduce the participant to the basic principles finding work they love and are motivated to succeed within. Individuals who participate will not only to find the content to be helpful in their career/job life but in their personal lives as well. 270.493.0967 FREE Adult Coloring Night. Graves County Public Library. 3RD MONDAYS 5pm Stop by & relax with some stress relief coloring! Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome. Ballard County Cemetery Road Ballard County Emergency Management Center, 111 West Kentucky Dr., LaCenter 1 ST THURSDAYS 5pm Created by the Ballard County Fiscal Court to preserve old family cemeteries. Contact Betty Johnson, chairman, at 270.210.3538. Bridges Out Of Poverty West Kentucky Commmunity & Technical College JUNE 8 9am A set of concepts that helps businesses, churches, schools, social service organizations & individuals address poverty in a comprehensive way. It provides ideas & concrete tools a community needs to reduce, alleviate & work with those in poverty. The two sessions will cover topics such as Mental Models, Causes of Poverty, Poverty is Relative, Hidden Rules, Language, Family Structure & Resource. bridges-out-poverty FREE Build a Better World Summer Reading Program. Graves Co. Public Library. Ed May's Runaway Theater JUNE 13 12:30 & 2pm; Bright Star Theater's Happily Ever After JUNE 20 2pm; Lego Day JUNE 27 12:302pm; Movie Day with snacks & drinks JULY 11 12:30pm; Hooked on Science JULY 21 2pm; Space Painter JULY 25 12:30 & 2pm 270.247.2911



Charitable Bingo Ballard County Board of Education, 264 E Kentucky Drive, Barlow. THURSDAYS For more information, call 270.665.9844. FREE Daughter Date Night. Graves County Public Library. 1 ST TUESDAYS 5pm. Moms & daughters (ages 5-12) meet once a month to make a craft. FREE Family Game Night. McCracken County Public Library, 555 Washington Street, Paducah. THURSDAYS 5-8pm. FREE Family Game Night. Graves County Public Library. 3 RD TUESDAYS 5pm Spend some time as a family playing games such as Clue, Monopoly, Apples to Apples Jr., & Blink. Wii is also set up to for play. Kids under the age of 10 should be with an adult. Family Movie Entertainment. Traders Mall Theater, 6900 Benton Road, Paducah. SATURDAYS 2pm & 7pm. Concessions available. Family Movie Night. Graves County Public Library. LAST TUESDAYS 5pm Free drinks & popcorn served. Children under the age of 10 should be with an adult. Games & a chance to win a prize. gravescountypubliclibrary. org Guided Meditation. Wildhair Studios' Rock Shop. 1ST TUESDAYS 6-7pm. Start with a five minute discussion about how to meditate & then a 20 minute guided meditation on a timely subject. You'll end the session with a blessing for Mother Earth & her inhabitants, then open the floor for brief discussion of your experience afterwards. 270.444.6115

FREE Knitting Club. McCracken County Cooperative Extension. 1ST MONDAYS 9am-2pm. Whether you're a beginner or a seasonal knitter, there's a spot open for you. 270.554.9520 FREE Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. SATURDAYS 1-4pm. FREE Lego Night. Graves County Public Library. 1 ST MONDAYS 5pm Children K-6 grade: bring your adult over to the library & build some memories! FREE L.I.F.E. Community Marriage Enrichment. 1ST SUNDAYS 6-7pm. Married couples are invited to these sessions to discuss issues that hinder marriage & how to overcome them. 270.575.3823. FREE Love Books & Love Bikes? McCracken County Public Library. Checkout books; check-out a bike lock. Something good to know – the McCracken County Public Library has bike locks at the front desk for check out. (Use your library card.) McCracken County Humane Society Pet Adoptions. PetSmart. 3 RD WEDNESDAYS 10am–5pm Metropolis City Pool. 312 W. 4th Street, Metropolis. MONDAY-SATURDAYS 125pm. SUNDAYS 1-5pm; BEGINNING JUNE 7, WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS FREE Laps only 10-11am Admission only $1.50; Children 5 & under are FREE. 618.524.2609 FREE Mother Goose. Marshall County Public Library @Benton. WEDNESDAYS Stories, crafts & games for children 2-3. 10-10:30am



Noble Park Pool. Bob Noble Park, Paducah. TUESDAYS-SATURDAYS 11am5pm. FRIDAY FAMILY SWIM 6:15-8:15pm; SUNDAYS 1-5pm $3-5. All children must be accompanied by supervising adult. 270.444.8508

FREE Paducah Community Chorus. First Christian Church. TUESDAYS 7pm. Anyone who loves choral singing is welcome to join. Call 270.443.8251 or email at

Paducah Farmers' Market. North 2nd & Monroe Streets. MONDAYS-FRIDAYS 7:30am-3:30pm; SATURDAYS 7:30am-2pm; JUNE 10 Paducah Plantopia. Variety of local, homegrown products including fresh fruit & vegetables, meats, eggs, dairy products, artisan & baked goods as well as good eats from local lunch vendors. 270.444.8508 Paducah Kennel Club Meeting 1325 Fisher Road. 2ND TUESDAYS 7pm 270.210.8298 Paducah Writer’s Group. Etcetera Coffeehouse. FRIDAYS 8pm. Hear some of the area’s most talented poets & storytellers, along with a great audience. Drop some science on the mic or listen with a fine cup of Joe. FREE Paws to Read. Graves County Public Library. 1ST THURSDAY In conjunction with the Mayfield Animal Shelter this special program allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog or cat for 15 minutes. Parents must fill out & sign a waiver. Open to children in grades K-6. FREE Paducah Inn Boutique Hotel Music Jam. Paducah inn Boutique Hotel Bed & Breakfast. TUESDAYS 7pm Old Time Style Music Jam. All ages & levels meeting to learn to play with other instruments in a casual setting. Instruments: guitar, fiddle, bass, dobro. 270.978.1202

Paducah Photographer’s Club. Broadway Church of Christ, 2855 Broadway 1ST MONDAYS 6:30–8:30pm. Whether you’re a new hobbyist or full time professional, our club offers the opportunity to learn, share, network & form new friendships! Pearl of the Purchase District Fair. Mayfield-Graves County Fairgrounds, 1007 KY 121, Mayfield. JUNE 6-10 6-10pm. Fair Rides, poultry shows, live music, cake contest, lots of animal shows, & carriage rides. @ pearlofthepurchase



Red Wolf Treat Time. Homeplace 1850s Working Farm & Living History Museum. MONDAY-FRIDAY 1:30-2pm. Visit with the LBL red wolves, one of the most endangered mammals in the United States, & watch them “wolf” down a tasty treat. Find out how they become so endangered & what efforts biologists have made to try to save them from extinction. 800.525.7077 FREE Resume Help McCracken County Public Library. THURSDAYS 5-8pm. River City Singles Dance Carroll Convention Center MONDAY 7–11pm. $6. FREE Robert Coleman Sprayground. Husbands Street & Walter Jetton Blvd, Paducah. DAILY THROUGH LABOR DAY 10am-8pm 270.444.8508 Smokehouse Magic Homeplace 1850s Working Farm & Living History Museum. WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY 10am-4pm. Peek inside the smokehouse & smell the rich aroma as the green hickory wood works its magic on the salted pork. The rich smoke will put the finishing touches on the family’s pork supply. $5 (13 & up), $3 (ages 5-12), FREE for ages 4 & under. 270.924.2233 Smoothie Happy Hour Tropical Smoothie Café, Paducah. EVERY DAY 8-9am. All smoothies half off. 270.557.7348 @TropicalSmoothieCafePaducah Snake Feeding Sundays! Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. SUNDAYS 11:30am-12pm. Enjoy Sunday Brunch with our snakes - their only meal of the week. Watch as our rattlesnakes, king snake, and rat snake chow down on their mouse-alicious meal. Meet one of the snakes up close. Bring your camera for a snake selfie! 270.924.2299 FREE Story Hour. Graves County Public Library. THURSDAYS 10am Stories, games, crafts, playtime, & snacks! FREE Story Hour. Marshall County Public Library @ Benton WEDNESDAYS 1-2pm; @Calvert City TUESDAYS 10-11am; @Hardin. THURSDAYS 1-2pm FREE Story Hour. Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street. THURSDAYS 11am. 618.524.4312 FREE Story Hour. Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street. THURSDAYS 11am. 618.524.4312 FREE Tech @ Night. McCracken County Public Library. MONDAY-THURSDAY 5-8pm. Teen Conference. Lexington, Kentucky. JUNE 12-15 Sponsored by the McCracken Co. Cooperative Extension Office. 270.554.9522 mccracken. Trivia Night Casa Mexicana, Paducah. WEDNESDAYS 7pm Get your friends together for a night of great food & fun trivia. 270.442.1122 Trivia Night Casa Laguna, Calvert City. TUESDAY NIGHTS Get your friends together for a night of great food & fun trivia. 270.395.0045

ART GALLERIES, EXHIBITIONS & MUSEUMS Art Guild of Paducah. McCracken County Public Library. 1ST TUESDAYS 6pm. For more info, call Carol at 270.554.4803 or 270.210.1465, or Melanie at 270.331.3087. Downtown Paducah Civil War Walking Tour. Paducah Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. Using the map, drawn by hand in 1861, by a Federal Captain of occupying troops in Paducah, follow the path of historical markers to discover the city”s important role during the Civil War. 800.PADUCAH Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery. 6th Floor, Price Doyle Fine Arts Building, Murray State University. MONDAY-FRIDAY 8 am-5pm . Closed university holidays. A dramatic & exciting multi-level exhibition space located within the Department of Art & Design at Murray State University. 270.809.6734

Jefferson Street Studios. 1149 Jefferson Street, Paducah. MONDAY-FRIDAY 1-4pm ; This studio was converted from a neighborhood grocery store & is now home to Helene's Hand-Dyed Fabrics & Robert Wyatt Davis Nerikomi Beads. 270.217.3976 Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum 631 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah. Interpreting Paducah & western Kentucky's roles in the Civil War. FRIDAY & SATURDAY Noon to 4pm; 10am-4pm when riverboats in port; group tours by appointment. Adults $3/child 6-12 $1/under 6 FREE. 270.575.5477 Market Square Art Walk Art Guild of Paducah, 115 Market House Square. 3RD THURSDAY 5-8 pm . Area art galleries & shops offer a variety of new artwork, plus treats & surprises each month. Many downtown restaurants feature innovative offerings & discounts.

Clemens Fine Art Center Gallery 4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah. 270.534.3212

Murray Art Guild 500 North 4th Street, Murray. TUESDAY-SATURDAY 10am3pm. A community visual arts non-profit organization dedicated to promoting artistic growth through exhibitions, workshops & studios as well as community & educational events. 270.753.4059

Hotel Metropolitan 724 Oscar Cross Drive, Paducah. A hotel built in 1909 to house African-American travelers. After extensive renovations, the hotel is now a museum that pays tribute to African-American heritage & to the well-known people who stayed there including Ike & Tina Turner & Louis Armstrong. 1ST FRIDAYS Fish Fry 11am Enjoy fish, white beans, hush puppies, and desert, just to name a few goodies. Everyone welcome. Call for price. 270.443.7918

National Quilt Museum 215 Jefferson Street, Paducah. Scheduled school groups of 10 or more are FREE. The museum offers guided tours to preregistered groups. Please schedule your group at least two weeks in advance. 270.442.8856 Adult Beginner Quilting Class. THURSDAYS 5:308:30pm; Volunteer Meeting. 1ST THURSDAY 2-3pm; New Quilts from an Old Favorite & Antique Flying Geese THROUGH JUNE 20 10am-5pm; A



Walk in the Woods: Quilts by Pat Durbin THROUGH JULY 11; Growing Power: Quilts by Jane Sassaman THROUGH JULY 11 Paducah School of Art & Design 409 Broadway Street, Paducah. 270.408.4278 River Discovery Center 117 S. Water Street, Paducah. MONDAY-SATURDAY 9:30am-5pm. SUNDAY 1-5pm $8 adults, $5 children (ages 3-12), $7 seniors 60 & over. Celebrating Paducah's maritime legacy & lore. Interactive exhibits tell the story of the Four Rivers Region. Captain a towboat, pleasure watercraft, or Coast Guard buoy tender through various scenarios in the pilothouse simulator. 270.575.9958. Second Saturday Studio/Gallery Walk Lower Town Paducah 2ND SATURDAY Visit great galleries & studios from 12-8pm. Galleries open by appointment & special event weekends. Yeiser Art Center 200 Broadway Street, Paducah. Offering a permanent exhibition space & a permanent collection in addition to rotating exhibits. 270.442.2453 THROUGH JUNE 17 Fantastic Fibers Exhibit 10am-5pm. Exhibit of Paducah's best quilts from the community's quilters. $5 FREE Whitehaven Welcome Center I–24, exit 7, 1845 Lone Oak Road., Paducah Daily tours 1-4pm, every half hour. Featuring period furnishings & memorabilia of Paducah native Alben Barkley. 270.554.2077

COMMUNITY RESOURCES & EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE Ballard County Community Food Pantry St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 662 Broadway, LaCenter. Open MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS 9am– Noon for food distribution & to receive non–perishable donations. 270.665.5551 FREE Community Closet 604 S 21st Street, Paducah. Does your family need some extra help with clothes? The community closet at Trinity Baptist Church is open the 2ND & 4 TH TUESDAY & THURSDAY from 10am-2pm for McCracken County residents. Please bring a valid form of ID. Gently-used clothing donations are accepted any day of the week. 270.442.1013 FREE Community Food Pantry 604 S 21st Street, Paducah. Does your family need some extra help with groceries this month? The food pantry at Trinity Baptist Church is open the 3RD TUESDAY from 11am2pm for McCracken County residents. Please bring a valid form of ID. Non-perishable food donations are accepted any day of the week. 270.442.1013 Feeding the Hungry–Community Ministries. 1200 Jefferson Street, Paducah. Volunteers (age 14 & older) are needed to help serve free lunches. Shifts available from 9:45am–1:15pm, MONDAY-FRIDAY. Financial support welcomed! For info, call 270.575.3400 or visit KY Regional Poison Center Kosair Children’s Hospital. 1.800.222. 1222 FREE meals served: Family & Community Kitchen Meals/ Fellowship. Broadway UMC, 701 Broadway Street, Paducah Noon-1pm (270.443.2401) SUNDAYS No questions asked. FREE meals served: Family Kitchen Meals/Fellowship Holy House of Prayer, 1001 S. 4th Street, Paducah SATURDAYS 11am.–1pm. 270.443.1724. The Merryman House. Providing FREE services to all victims of domestic violence, including shelter for those in need. Some services include individual counseling, court advocacy, support groups, referral services, hospital advocacy, outreach services, & housing counseling. 1.800.585.2686 or 270.443.6001. All services are completely confidential. FREE Meals Served @Marcella’s Kitchen. Draffenville Lions Club, 262 Griggstown Road. Open MONDAY–FRIDAY 11am–1pm. Marcella Perkins, 270.705.3402 For military & their families Paducah Lifeline Ministries. Counseling & help for life–controlling addictions. Call 270.443.4743. 2801. The Purchase Area Sexual Assault & Child Advocacy Center (PASAC). Provides FREE services for both children & adult victims of sexual crimes. Services include therapy, legal & medical advocacy, forensic interviews, child sexual abuse exams, consultation, assessment & referral services, & education programs. 24-hour crisis line 1.800.928.7273, office 270.928.4422. Volunteers undergo criminal background & central registry check. 40-hour training course. PASAC will accommodate your schedule. 270.534.4422



DANCE, PERFORMING ARTS, FITNESS & SPORTS CLASSES FREE Adult Jazz & Tap. Market House Theatre. SATURDAYS 10pm. Barre Evolution with Marci Paris The Living Arts Center, 627 Broadway, Ste B, Paducah. SUNDAYS, TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 270.519.2770 Basic Belly Dance Paducah Recreation Center. MONDAYS 6-7pm Tired of the same boring workout? Looking for something exotic? Basic Belly Dance is it! The class will be a breakdown of the basic moves used in traditional belly dance. There will be drills to help in practice & perfection. Learn the history, etiquette, stage presence & props of one of the oldest forms of dance. Appropriate for all ages. Low impact. Novice to Advanced. This is an 8-week session, music CD & materials included with $50 fee. 270.444.8508 Beauty Lou & the Country Beast Summer Musical Camp. The Carson Center. JUNE 26-30 10am-3:30pm. A 5-day Summer Musical Theatre intensive & performance opportunity for students ages 6-18. This year, the Carson Center & Missoula Children’s Theatre of Montana will present Beauty Lou & the Country Beast, an original musical production of Beauty & the Beast. 270.443.9932 Broadway Workshop JUNIOR The Carson Center. JUNE 3 & 4 10am-5pm Your child's chance to step into the limelight for a two-day Musical Theatre workshop direct from New York City! Marc Tumminelli, Director & Owner of Broadway Workshop™ in NYC, along with guest teaching artists will lead students in learning songs & choreography from Broadway’s best musicals ending in a fun camp showcase. Campers will also take part in several workshops, including Improv, Acting, & Dance/Movement. 270.443.9932

Group Training Run, West Kentucky Runners Club. Summer Hill Ct (off Friedman Lane between Pines Road & HW 60 in Paducah). TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 5am. 8 mile run. Mat Pilates. Paducah Recreation Center, 1527 Martin Luther King Jr Drive. TUESDAYS 3:30pm. Bring your own mat. For more information, call 270.444.8508. Mat Yoga. Paducah Recreation Center, 1527 Martin Luther King Jr Drive. MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS 11:30am-12:15pm; TUESDAYS 10:30-11:15am Beginners mat yoga with Suzi Renaud. Bring your own mat. All levels welcome. For more information, call 270.444.8508. Mat Yoga. WKCTC, Haws Gymnasium. MONDAYS 3:30-4:20am. Register each semester to join the class. Seniors 65+ are free to audit the class. For more information, call 270.559.1409. Mid-East Dance. Paducah Recreation Center, 1527 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Paducah. WEDNESDAYS 10:30-11:30am 270.444.8508 Night Moves Dance Club American Legion, 425 Legion Drive. THURSDAYS 6-9pm, line dancing & couple’s classes. $4 at the door. For more, call 270.442.3186. Penn State Wrestling Camp. McCracken County Schools Indoor Sports Center, 5705 US 60, Paducah. JUNE 22 & 23 9am-5pm Hosted by McCracken wrestling & Maritime Wrestling Academy for all area wrestlers. 505.401.8489 @ MaritimeWrestlingAcademy PSO Summer Music Camp. McCracken County High School. JUNE 19-23 8:30am-3:30pm The perfect opportunity for students developing musical ability & those interested in pursuing a major or minor in music. Features quality skill-building instruction for 4th–12th grade

Chair Yoga. Paducah Recreation Center, 1527 Martin Luther King Jr Drive. TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS 12:15-1pm. Yoga postures are practiced with the support of a chair. All levels are encouraged. No mats needed. 270.444.8508 Dance & Tone. Paducah Recreation Center, 1527 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Paducah. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 9:45-10:30am. 270.444.8508 DanceMHT. Market House Theatre. Children PreK through High School. $30-35 per month. Visit for dates, times & more details. Drop Shots Tennis League. WKCTC. MONDAYS 11:45am Designed for young adults as a recreational way to play the game of tennis or get back into the game after high school. 270.554.9200 FREE Family Track Run Practice. Noble Park Picnic Shelter #10. TUESDAYS 6-7pm. For more information, call 270.444.8508. Footlights. Market House Theatre. Children ages 4-6, elementaryhigh school. Financial scholarships available. 270.444.6828 Futsal - Open Gym. Paducah Recreation Center, 1527 Martin Luther King Jr Drive. TUESDAYS 6:30-9am. For more information, call 270.444.8508.



students from a professional music faculty. Students choose to join a major ensemble & select an elective class. The last day of camp features a showcase performance for friends & family of the participants. 270.444.0065 Pretty as a Princess Camp. The Rhythm Factory, Paducah. JUNE 12-16 Ages 3-5 & 6-9. All ye royal subjects: come & learn what makes some of Disney's most beloved beauties so special through singing, dancing, skits & crafts! The camp concludes on Friday, with a surprise visit from some of our favorite Disney princesses, complete with autograph signing, photos, & a one-of-a-kind performance. 270.210.4990 Princess Fo(u)r a Day. Market House Theatre. THURSDAYS in JUNE 4-4:45pm. Act out a different princess each day ending in a royal reception & ball. 270.444.6828 FREE SECOND SATURDAY Hikes. WKCTC, Haws Gymnasium. 10am. Go for a monthly hiking series on the second Saturday of each month at Lake Barkley. Each hike features a new topic of discussion. Participation is free, no reservation necessary! Hikers depart from the Lodge Lobby at 10am. For more information, call 270.924.1131. Story Book Ballet, Market House Theatre, 120 Market House Square. THURSDAYS For more information, call 270.444.6828 Table Tennis. Classroom 1, Paducah Parks. THURSDAYS Ages 12+. 5–6pm. $25. 270.444.8508

Tai Chi/Chair Yoga. Paducah Recreation Center, 1527 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Paducah. MONDAYS 12:30-1:15pm 270.444.8508 Tennis Apprentice Program Chad Gamble Tennis Facility, Paducah Tilghman High School. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 6-7:30pm For adult beginners. 270.217.0717 Triple Threat Camp. The Rhythm Factory, Paducah. JUNE 17-21 In a world that is versatile, we strive to give our students the opportunity to learn many styles of dance, vocal & acting methods to help them be genuinely well-rounded performers. Even if you just love to sing, or just enjoy dancing or acting, you will LOVE this unique, high-energy camp. 270.210.4990 Walking Undead. Market House Theatre. JUNE 13 1-4pm. Design & create zombie makeup, blood & gore, then participate in Zombie flash mob. 270.444.6828 FREE Yoga in the Garden. McCracken County Public Library. JUNE 3 12-1pm. Yoga helps us to tap into the unlimited potential of our body & mind. Heather Overby of True North Yoga will lead a level one Vinyasa style class in the Library garden. 270.442.2510 YogaFit. Mike's Kettlebell Club, 106 Broadway, Paducah. MONDAYS 6:30am. Designed to improve the health, performance, & mental acuity for those interested in improving their level of fitness. Member & nonmember prices available. For more information, call 270.331.0366 or visit Zumba. WKCTC, Haws Gymnasium. For all ages. $20 for 12 sessions. Join the dance fitness program that combines Latin & international music with dance to make exercise fun. MONDAYS 4:45-5:45pm. 270.534.3335. Zumba. Paducah Recreation Center, 1527 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Paducah. TUESDAYS-THURSDAYS 5:15-6:15pm 270.444.8508

EDUCATION & CAMPS 2017 Grace Point Church Youth Camp. Jonathan Creek. JUNE 4-9 8am-5pm 270.205.6609 ACT Prep Workshop. Lowes Elementary School. JUNE 5-8 10am-3pm. 16hour workshop open to all students. Instruction in Reading, English, Math & Science as well as test-taking strategies. 270.559.1467 @ ACTPrepWorkshops Adult Sewing. McCracken County Cooperative Extension Office. THURSDAYS 9-11am Whether you’ve been sewing for 10 years, 10 days, or have just been thinking about taking up the craft, this community is for you! They’ll share, learn and practice new skills and encourage each other in our projects. 270.554.9520 Advanced Beginning Knitting. Itty Bitty Knitty Shop, 1920 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah. June 14-21 6-8pm. Taking beginning knitters to the next level. Students learn simple increases & decreases, as well as how to read a knit pattern while making a scarf. Must know how to cast on, the knit & purl stitches, & binding off. Class fee includes pattern & instruction. Students need at least 220 yards of worsted weight yarn & size 7 needles. 270.709.3270



Afternoon Animal Encounters. LBL Woodlands Nature Station. MONDAYS Totally Turtles; TUESDAYS Dinnertime for Bald Eagles; WEDNESDAYS For Goodness Snakes; THURSDAYS Mystery Animal Encounter; FRIDAYS Feed the Animals Fridays (help staff feed a different animal each week) 3:304pm. Free to children under 4. 270.924.2299 FREE Baby & Me. McCracken County Public Library. TUESDAYS 11-11:20am. Special story time for ages 0-2 years of age. Back to the Moon for Good. Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory, 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond. MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY 12-12:45pm. Full-dome presentation narrated by Tim Allen. Not since the Apollo missions 40 years ago has there been this much lunar exploration. 270.924.2233 Beginning Crochet Class. Itty Bitty Knitty Shop, 1920 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah. June 8 & 15 6pm. Students learn the basics of crochet while making a washcloth/dishcloth. Taught in two sessions, this class does not require any crochet experience. All supplies (yarn, crochet hook, and a How to Crochet book) are included in the Class. Limited to 5 students. 270.709.3270 Center for Gifted Studies. Alexander Hall, Murray State University. The Center, located at 3205 Alexander Hall, collaborates with pre–service & graduate education students, the School Psychology program, & o ­­ ther College of Education programs to provide services to parents & gifted children. Services include professional development programs for teachers, regional & international enrichment opportunities for gifted students during the academic year and summers, & informational & assessment services to parents. Dr. Joy Navan, 270.809.2539 or joy. FREE C.H.A.M.P., Christian Homeschoolers All Meet & Play. United Methodist Church Gym, Ledbetter. MONDAYS 2:30-4:30pm. We also have group recess every six weeks. Bring skates or sports equipment. Sherry Layne–Smith 270.928.4368 FREE Chess Club Calloway County Public Library. MONDAYS 5:30-7:30pm FREE Computer Basics for Beginners Class. Calloway County Public Library. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 6-7:30pm. Call 270.753.2288 or visit for more information. College of Humanities & Fine Arts 2017 Creative Arts Workshops. Murray State University. JUNE 11-17 These workshops are designed for high school students with interests in theatre, creative writing, and art.

Each workshop exists individually, while sharing a commonality of promoting arts and humanities. 270.809.3662 Crocheting in the Round Class. Itty Bitty Knitty Shop, 1920 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah. June 14 6-8pm. Want to learn how to make granny squares or hats but don't know how to crochet in the round? Take this class & learn how to do just that! 270.709.3270 Daily Life on the Farm in June. Homeplace 1850s Working Farm & Living History Museum. MONDAY-FRIDAY 10am-4pm. June is one of the busiest times harvesting vegetables while tending to summer plants. 931.232.6457 Earth, Moon & Sun. Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory, 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 12-2:45pm. Learn about the relationship between the Earth, Moon, & Sun with the help of an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Enjoy a variety of entertaining & educational programs presented with a digital projection system on the 40-foot dome of the theater. 270.924.2233 Discovery 101. Faith Center, Paducah. JUNE 11 6-8pm If you're ready to discover why you're here on planet earth. It's their membership class & your first step toward maturity, ministry & mission living. 270.442.3110 Families on the Spectrum Lourdes Garden Room. Refreshments provided & guest speakers quarterly. See our Facebook page for upcoming meetings & times. Family Education on Mental Illness. Baptist Health, Paducah. FRIDAYS 7-9:30pm. Classes are designed to help individuals understand & support ill loved ones suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, or personality disorder. Sponsored by NAMI Kentucky & Paducah. For more information, call 270.519.3152. Feeding Time on the Farm. Homeplace 1850s Working Farm & Living History Museum. MONDAY-FRIDAY 3:30-4:30pm. As the day winds down, feeding time starts for the LBL farm animals. Meet at the pig pen to lend a hand & learn how to care for farm animals the 1850s way! Free to children under 4. 931.232.6457 FREE Foster Parent Classes Starting Soon! Open your heart & home to a child in need by becoming a foster parent. Omni Visions, Inc. makes training easy & flexible for your schedule. Call Karen Jones at 270.206.8690 for more information.



From Earth to the Universe. Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory, 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond. EVERY DAY 2-2:45pm. Enjoy beautiful full-dome

KATS Homeschool Club, Paducah meets twice a month. This is a Christian group that meets for fellowship, play-dates, field trips & more. Field trips are also twice monthly.

Harry Potter Camp. Market House Theatre. JUNE 12-19 9am-3pm. Hogwarts' magic classes, Quidditch, sorting ceremony, & graduation. Must bring sack lunch & snack. 270.444.6828

Kentucky Wing Civil Air Patrol – National Guard Armory, 8000 Hinkleville Road TUESDAYS 6pm. Offering lessons in aviation & aerospace principles, along with teamwork & leadership training. Members often participate in rescue & disaster relief missions. For more info, call 270.331.1750, visit or email

Heartland Christian Home Educators offers support, field trips, & fellowship for home school families in western Kentucky & southern Illinois. To find out more call Carrie Bullock at 618.638.3289. Parent support group meetings on the 1ST­ TUESDAY of August, October, December, March, & May at St. John’s Church, 6201 Waldo Church Rd, Metropolis, IL. Open to the public. Family Night on the 3RD FRIDAYS How to Fix Knitting Mistakes. Itty Bitty Knitty Shop, 1920 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah. June 15 6-8pm. Students must have two 4"x4" swatches in medium/worsted weight, light colored yarn, one in garter stitch & one in stockinette stitch, left on the needles. Also needed: a crochet hook in a size appropriate to the yarn. Class limited to 4 students. 270.709.3270 How to Knit in the Round. Itty Bitty Knitty Shop, 1920 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah. Learn to knit in the round using circular & double pointed needles iwth instructor Lisa Humphrey with making a Knitted Rib Hat! June 1 & 8 12pm. 270.709.3270 Junior Quilters National Quilt Museum, 215 Jefferson St, Paducah. 1 ST TUESDAY 2:30-4:30pm. For details, call 270.442.8856 or visit

Kids Day Camp: Archaeology. Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site. JUNE 30 & JULY 14 9am-3pm. An exciting & educational summer day camp providing children hands-on learning experiences. Interactive activities about methods & practices of archaeology, a guided tour of site, making clay pots, participating in a simulated archaeological dig, laboratory artifact analysis, playing Native American games & demonstrations of primitive technology at a kids’ level. Recommended for ages 9-11. Limited to 10 per session. 270.335.3681 parks/historicsites/wickliffe-mounds Kids Day Camp: Mississippian Culture. Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site. JUNE 23 & JULY 7 9am-3pm. Experience a day in the life of a Mississippian & learn how the Mississippian Native People lived. Two camp sessions will provide a fun-filled day camp for kids to experience what life was like for the native people in the 1200’s. Kids will make Mississippian style pottery, work in a Mississippian garden, learn how the Mississippians played games, made art, hunted, fished, made tools & cordage, cooked, made clothing & many other fun activities. Lots of make & take home craft projects. Recommended for ages 8-10. Limited to 10 per session. 270.335.3681 parks/historicsites/wickliffe-mounds Laser Legends of the Night Sky Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory. MONDAY-FRIDAY 10am. Animated laser show where Aesop the owl leads you on a light-hearted journey as you look at the Greek mythology associated with some of our constellations. Includes stories behind Perseus, Andromeda, Cetus, Scorpio, and Orion. A nonlaser full-dome version of this show is also available. 800.525.7077 Leaders for Tomorrow Teen Leadership Courses. Compass Counseling, Paducah. FRIDAYS IN JUNE & JULY High school group 9:30-11am; Middle school group 12:30-2pm. If your student could benefit from a training that will teach skills to equip her/him with leadership skills, including how to become a learner in non-win situations. 270.777.4490 compasspaducah. com The Little Star That Could. Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 11-11:45am. Join the journey of Little Star, an average yellow star in search of planets to protect & warm. 270.924.2233. Livingston County Adult Education. MONDAY–THURSDAY 8:30am4pm Extended hours on TUESDAYS until 8pm. 270.928.3777 McKAGE (McCracken County Chapter of Kentucky Association of Gifted Education.) Monthly lunch meetings at local schools. Noon– 1pm. Danette Humphrey, 270.442.5172 My Many Colored Days. Harmony Road Music School, Paducah. JUNE 26 Ages 4 to rising 1st grade music camp. 270.444.3669 harmonyroadpaducah. com



Paducah Parks Services offers classes for children, teens, & adults. Classes include art lessons, martial arts, soccer & dance. For details, call 270.444.8508 or visit Paducah Kennel Club Agility Classes. Paducah Kennel Club, 1325 Fisher Road. TUESDAYS 6am. Six lessons taught on Tuesday Nights for beginner & intermediate dogs, all ages all breeds. Contact Cathy Crecelius at 270.217.0150. Parade of Raptors LBL Woodland Nature Station. EVERY DAY 4:30-5pm. Come face-to-face with a host of raptors including a barn owl, barred owl, screech owl, kestrel, & red-tailed hawk as our staff moves these birds from their outdoor perches to their indoor shelter. 270.924.2299 FREE Parents with Ones, Twos & Threes Storytime Class. Calloway County Public Library. Parents with children ages 1-3 are invited to a special story time. WEDNESDAYS 9:30-10am. 270.753.2288

Toastmasters Club MSU Paducah Regional Campus, 4430 Sunset, Room 224, Paducah. THURSDAYS 12-1pm Afraid to speak in public? Learn to speak powerfully in an exciting, fun environment. Visitors welcome. Call Clay Campbell 270.217.1222. Toastmasters International Quality Inn, Benton KY. MONDAYS 6:45pm Learn to speak in public with confidence through evaluations and encouragement from experienced speakers. Work at your own pace through an organized program that adds new skills with each project. Call Clay Campbell 270.217.1222. Tonight's Sky - LIVE! Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory. MONDAYFRIDAY 10am. Quietly relax under a 40 foot canopy of stars that represent tonight’s sky. Staff will lead you on a tour of planets, constellations, & special celestial events, such as the 2017 total

Pre-College Art Program. Paducah School of Art & Design. JUNE 5 & 12 9am4pm. Designed for high school students. During this two-week studio experience, students will divide their time between the ceramics, metals, scriptwriting & video production classes. Students will take home finished works in each discipline 270.534.3335 westkentucky/category.aspx FREE Preschool Storytime Class. Calloway County Public Library. Parents with preschoolers (ages 4-6) are invited to a special story time. TUESDAYS 10:30-11:30am 270.753.2288 Purchase Area Tennis Association Clinics. Scott Thompson Tennis Courts, Mayfield. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS (JUNE 5-27) 8:30-9:30am for ages 5-8 & 9:30-11:30am for ages 9-13. 270.227.1738 @kypata FREE Quilt Club. McCracken County Cooperative Extension Office. Any age & any skill level is welcome. 3RD MONDAYS 9:30am-2pm. 270.554.9520 Safe Sitter Class. Baptist Health Paducah. JUNE 23 9am-2:30pm. A medicallyaccurate babysitting course that teaches young teens life & safety skills. The one-day class is taught by Certified Safe Sitter instructors. 270.575.8444 Sit & Stitch. Itty Bitty Knitty Shop, 1920 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah. Bring your latest project & enjoy the fellowship of other stitchers. Stay a few minutes or a few hours! TUESDAYS 5:30pm. 270.709.3270 Songs of the Sea Music Camp. Harmony Road Music School, Paducah. JUNE 12-15 Junior music camps starting with age 4 to early elementary. 270.444.3669 Summer Quest. Murray State University. JUNE 19-23 9am-4pm. A day camp designed especially with the unique needs of the gifted. Students will attend challenging classes, have social time to make new friends, as well as coaching on social & emotional skills. Structured for rising 2ndgrade through rising 11th-grade students in gifted/talented programs in public, private, or home schools. 270.519.0711 Swim Lessons. Metropolis City Pool, 312 W. 4th Street. BEGINNING JUNE 12 THROUGH JULY 22 Beginners MONDAYS & THURSDAYS or TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS 10-11am; Intermediate MONDAYS & THURSDAYS or TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS 11am-Noon; Advanced WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS 10-11am. Students report JUNE 12 9am for testing & registration. 618.524.2609



solar eclipse. Recommended for ages 6 & above.


FREE Tours for Teachers. Wickliffe Mounds. FRIDAYS 10am-3pm. Must make advance reservations. 270.335.3681 Water Aerobics. Metropolis City Pool, 312 W. 4th Street. BEGINNING JUNE 5 5:30pm; MONDAYS & THURSDAYS 5:30-6:30pm; Advanced WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS 11am-Noon. 618.524.2609 Wildest Weather in the Solar System Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 4pm. Join us aboard the imaginary space ship Erion as we journey through our solar system looking for the planet with the wildest weather. 800.525.7077

Women's Self-Defense Training. Emerging Technology Center, WKCTC. TUESDAYS Learn physical & psychological awareness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies, & physical techniques to escape, resist, & survive violent attacks. Recommended for adults. Call 270.534.3206 for pricing & more information.

SENIOR CITIZEN EVENTS FREE Ballroom Dance Classes. MONDAYS Paducah–McCracken Senior Citizens Center. 1–3pm. Must be 60 or over. 270.443.8579 FREE Beginning Crochet & Quilting. Paducah-McCracken County Senior Citizens Center TUESDAYS. 1pm, 2pm. 270.443.8579 FREE Bible Study & Lunch. Broadway Church of Christ. 1ST & 3RD TUESDAYS 11am. All seniors welcome. 270.443.6206 Dancing. Trigg Co. Senior Citizens Center. 1ST & 3RD THURSDAY 6:30-8:30pm. 270.522.8341 Exercise Classes for Seniors Paducah–McCracken County Senior Center MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS. 10-11am. 270.443.8579 Hot Lunches. Paducah–McCracken County Senior Center MONDAY–FRIDAY 11:30am. $3 donation. Must be 60 or over. 270.443.8579 Informal Coffee Group. Etcetera Coffeehouse, 6th Street & Kirchoff’s Bakery locations MONDAY–FRIDAY 9am. Kentucky Grandparents over the age of 60 who are primary caregivers may be eligible for state assistance. Call the Purchase Area Development District for more information at 877.352.5183 or visit FREE Line Dancing Classes. Paducah-McCracken Senior Citizens Center. TUESDAYS 1-2:30pm. Must be 60 or over. 270.443.8579 Matters of Life Forum. 2ND THURSDAYS McCracken Co. Senior Center Activities Room. 11am. Topics discussed include ethical wills, passing on important values and bereavement support. McCracken County Humane Society Senior Days. WEDNESDAYS adopters over 60 years of age who cannot afford the full fee will receive a 50% discount on selected pets. 9am–3:30pm Senior Citizens Social Dinner & Games. McKendree United Methodist Church. 3RD SATURDAYS 4:30-6pm. 270.488.3770 Senior Medicare Patrol Sr. Center 1400 HC Mathis Drive. 8am-4pm most TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS For an appointment or information, call 270.442.8993 FREE Serving Our Senior’s Bingo Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. 1ST & 3RD THURSDAYS 1:30–3pm. Dessert & coffee served, enter at the Rehabilitation wing. To reserve a seat, call 270.443.6543 Super Seniors First Christian Church of Paducah. 1ST MONDAYS 270.443.8251 for information. TUESDAYS for Seniors Wickliffe Mounds. 9am-4:30pm. Special discounted rate. Tour the site & museum; have a leisurly walk around the mounds;



view birds & wildflowers along the nature trail; learn about the site's history. 270.335.3681. Walk with Ease. TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS 11-11:30am. Six-week fitness program shown to help reduce pain & improve health. Supported by the Arthritis Foundation. Must be 60 years of age or older. Call 270.442.8993 or 270.443.8579 for information. Water Aerobics Brooks Indoor Pool. Broadway United Methodist Church, 701 Broadway. MONDAY–FRIDAY 10am. $25 per month. Call 270.443.1778 for more info.

MULTI-SERVICE PROVIDERS American Red Cross Volunteer Opportunity 232 N. 8th Street, Paducah 2ND MONDAYS at 6pm. Western Kentucky Chapter is looking for volunteers for disaster relief training. To support our area counties, call 270.442.3575 for more information. Baptist Health has meetings & groups for: Arthritis, Breast Feeding, Cancerport Breast Cancer, Prepared Childbirth, Baby Care, Family, CPR, Menopause, Diabetes, Radiation Therapy for New Patients, Lymphedema, Parkinson's Disease, Weight Loss & more. Call 270.575.2229 or Dream Factory Volunteer Meetings US Bank Bldg. 4th & Broadway. 5th floor. Interested in helping or donating? Janice Harris, 270.441.7611 Four Rivers Behavioral Health provides service in the areas of mental health, developmental disabilities, & substance abuse. Consulting & employee assistance available. Serving Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Marshall, & McCracken. 24–hr. crisis hot-line, 800.592. 3980. Call the office, 270.442.7121, to find out more.

Paducah Area Amputees in Action. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion Rosenthal Room. See Facebook page for meeting times or call 270.538.6844. Amputees who would like printed information can pick up packets at Project CARAT Paducah, located at 911 Joe Clifton Drive in Paducah from 11am to 4pm. Paducah Cooperative Ministry 402 Legion Drive. Provides emergency food pantry assistance, financial assistance for rent evictions, utility disconnections, prescription medications, & stranded traveler needs. Limited to McCracken County residents. Open MONDAY–FRIDAY 9amNoon & 1-4pm. 270.442.6795. Starfish Orphan Ministry invites you to be a part of a life changing adventure to El Salvador... First timer? It’s okay! See how you can help make a difference to orphaned children in need! 270.933.1250 St. Nicholas Free Clinic provides FREE primary care, medicine & specialist referrals to uninsured working adults who live or work in the Kentucky counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman, Livingston, McCracken, Marshall, and Massac County, Illinois. Households with at least 1 adult working 15 hours or more & fall within 200% of the Federal Poverty Level for household income qualify for St. Nicholas. Call the clinic at 270.575.3247. St. Vincent de Paul Budget Store A volunteer based ministry that sells used clothing, furniture & other goods at a minimal charge to the community & 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. TUESDAY-FRIDAY 10am–3pm & SATURDAY

Hope Unlimited Family Care Center & Medical Clinic provides counseling, pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, parenting classes & The Learn to Earn Program 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. Lourdes Hospice Needs Volunteers Behavioral Health meeting Room (adjacent to the ER) Working with hospice patients can grow your faith & teach you about the magic & beauty of life. Volunteers are needed in Ballard, Caldwell, Carlisle, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, & McCracken counties. If interested, contact Susan Mason at 1.800.870.7460 or 270.415.3640. Meetings are MONDAYS (except holidays). Lourdes Hospital has meetings & support groups for: Alzheimer’s, Breast Cancer, Colitis & Crohn's, Childbirth, Breastfeeding, Huntington's, Pancreatic Cancer, Joint Replacement, Caregiver & Grief support, Overeating, & Amputees. 270.444.2444 or classeseventssupportgroups.asp Martha’s Vineyard A ministry that prepares meals & delivers them to the less fortunate in our area weekly. If you would like to volunteer please call Martha at 270.575.0021.



9am–1pm). Budget Store phone number: 270.442.9351; Help Line phone number: 270.575.1008;

PARENTING SUPPORT FREE Breastfeeding Classes. Baptist Health Paducah, Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2 JUNE 26 6-8pm. Helps prepare expectant mothers for the breastfeeding experience. 270.575.2229 FREE Hearts for Babies. Lone Oak First Baptist Church, Room C 200. The group makes layettes for under–privileged & single moms in need & their new babies. Meets 1ST WEDNESDAY of every month from 10am–2pm. We knit, crochet, quilt & sew! 270.554.3818 FREE Kangaroo Klub for Breastfeeding Mothers. Baptist Health Paducah, Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2 JUNE 5 1-2:30pm. Helps prepare expectant mothers for the breastfeeding experience. 270.575.2229 FREE La Leche League of Kentucky 160 South Gum Springs Road, Paducah All breastfeeding mothers & mothers–to–be interested in breastfeeding. 1ST THURSDAYS 10am. 270.534.0512 FREE M.O.M. Group 100 W 13th Street, Benton KY (Fellowship Hall of First Missionary Baptist Church) Time for moms of all ages to connect with one another & study God's Word in an encouraging, supportive, non-denominational environment. Children play in nursery while mother's meet. 3RD TUESDAYS 9-11am Please preregister. 270.527.7615



FREE Mothering Through Breastfeeding. Grace Episcopal Church 2ND TUESDAYS 10am. Open to all pregnant & nursing mothers & their children. 270.443.2373 or 270.442.4891 FREE Prenatal Classes by the Lourdes Little Miracles Birthing Center. Borders Community Room, Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion. Nurses provide information on childbirth & breastfeeding. Includes a tour of our birthing center. Available either as a four-week course (four MONDAYS a month, 6-8pm), or as a boot-camp course on a SATURDAY (9am-4:30pm). Call 270.444.2243 to register. FREE Prepared Childbirth Classes. Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2, Baptist Health, Paducah. JULY 8, AUGUST 12, SEPTEMBER 23, NOVEMBER 4, & DECEMBER 9. Class designed to help expectant parents in their second or third trimester learn about the labor & delivery process. Call 270.575.2229 to register.

RELIGIOUS SERVICES & MEETINGS Amazing Grace Lutheran Church 1601 Jefferson Street, Paducah | 270.933.1215 SUNDAY Service 10am; Education Hour 8:45am Arcadia United Methodist Church 261 Lone Oak Road, Paducah | 270.442.3313 | SUNDAY School 9am; Worship Service 10am; TUESDAY Men’s Prayer Gathering 7:30am

Bellview Baptist Church Bleich & Old Mayfield Roads | 270.554.3173 | SUNDAY School: 9am; Worship Service: 10am; Sunday Evening: 6pm; WEDNESDAY Evening: 6:30pm Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church 12304 Wickliffe Rd, Kevil | 270.876.7239 | @bethalcpchurch SUNDAY Coffee & Donuts 9am; Sunday School 9:15am; Worship Service 10:30am Bethel Christian Church, Kevil 12245 Woodville Rd, Kevil | 270.462.3544 | SUNDAY Coffee & Donuts 9am; Sunday School 9:15am; Worship Service 10:30am Broadway Baptist Church 2435 Broadway St, Paducah | 270.442.3739 | SUNDAY School, 10am; Sunday Worship, 11am; Sunday Evening, 6pm; WEDNESDAY Worship, 7pm Broadway Church of Christ 2855 Broadway St, Paducah | 270.443.6206 | SUNDAY Morning Worship 9:30am; Bible Study 10:45am; Evening Worship 6pm; MONDAY & WEDNESDAY Precious Pottery Preschool 9am-2pm; TUESDAY Clothing Give Away 10am-Noon; WEDNESDAY Ladies Bible Class 10am; Bible Classes 6:30pm; 2ND FRIDAY Parent's Night Out 5-10pm

Broadway United Methodist Church 701 Broadway St, Paducah | 270.443.2401 | SUNDAY Fellowship Time (Igert Hall) 9am; Youth & Adult Sunday School for all ages 9:30am; Worship 10:30am; BUMS Youth group (grades 6–12) 5-7pm; Handbell Choir 7pm; Sunday morning services are streamed live and archived online. TUESDAY & THURSDAY Mother's Day Out 9am-2pm Call to register. WEDNESDAY Children’s Choir 5pm; Fellowship Dinner 5pm; YUMS (4th & 5th graders) 6pm; Chancel Choir 7pm; Senior Pastor Bible Study. THURSDAYS 11am. You do not have to be a member of Broadway UMC to participate. Calvary Baptist Church 270 Clements St, Paducah | 270.443.1552 | Pastor Pail Hatcher SUNDAY School 10am; Worship Service 11am; Evening Service 6pm; WEDNESDAY Service 6:30pm Calvert City First Presbyterian Church 639 Evergreen St, Calvert City | 270.395. 4700 | SUNDAY School 9:30am; Fellowship 10am; Worship 10:45am Calvert City United Methodist Church 571 Oak Park Blvd., Calvert City | 270.395.4746 | SUNDAY First Light Worship Service, Contemporary 9am; Sunday School 10am; Traditional Service 11am; WEDNESDAY Children, Youth & Adult Bible Studies 6pm; Adult Choir 7pm Central Church of Christ 2201 Washington St, Paducah | 270.442.1017 | SUNDAY Bible Study Classes 9:30am; Morning Worship 10:30am;



Evening Worship 6pm; WEDNESDAY Bible Study 7pm; TUESDAYS Ladies’ Bible Class, 1-2pm; LAST SATURDAY “Dorcas Day” Clothing Giveaway 9am–Noon Christ Chapel UECNA, "The Lighthouse" Hiter Road, Fairdealing | 270.354.9132 | All faiths welcome! SUNDAY Worship Services 8:30 & 10:30am; WEDNESDAY 7pm Christ Community Church 8270 Hinkleville Road, Paducah | 270.744.0397 SUNDAY Coffee & Donuts 9am; Bible Classes 9:30am; Morning Worship & Junior Church (ages 10 & under) 10:30am; WEDNESDAY Bible Study 7pm Community Fellowship Baptist Church 90 State Route 408 West, Hickory | 270.856.4463 | SUNDAY Services 8:30 & 11am; Signed Service for the Deaf/HH at 11am service; Sunday School 10am; WEDNESDAY Adult Bible Study, Kids Zone & Youth 6:30pm Concord Christian Center 3661 James Sanders Blvd., Paducah |270.441.7900 | SUNDAY Small Groups 9:45am Worship 10:45am, 6pm; WEDNESDAY Service 7pm

Concord United Methodist Church 5178 Hinkleville Road, Paducah | 270.443.2669 | SUNDAY Worship Times 8:15am, 10:30am & 6pm; Coffee/Donuts/ Fellowship 9am; Sunday School 9:30am Child care is provided in the nursery during Sunday morning services; TUESDAY WISE Bible Study for Women 6:30pm; WEDNESDAY Fellowship Meal 5:15pm call to make reservations; B.L.A.S.T. for Kids, Youth Meeting & Adult Bible Study 6pm; THURSDAY Men’s Prayer Breakfast 8am Prayer Room is open to the public Concord West Church of Christ 4715 Mayfield Metropolis Road, Paducah | 270.744.6329 SUNDAY Bible Study 9am; Worship 10am; Evening Worship 6pm; WEDNESDAY Bible Study 6pm The Crossing 1225 Broadway St, Paducah | 270.201.2810 | SUNDAY Worship 10:45am Elevation Point Church Paducah Exp Convention Center, 415 Park Ave. | 270.705.1045 | SUNDAY Service 10:30am First Baptist Church, Paducah 2890 Broadway St, Paducah | 270.442.2728 | SUNDAY School 9am; Worship 10:15am; Evening Worship 5pm; WEDNESDAY Fellowship Meal 5pm; Worship 6pm; 252 Basics (children) 5:50pm; Awaken (youth) 6pm; Adult Choir Rehearsal 7pm First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 2515 S Main St, Benton | 270.527.8560 | SUNDAY Church School 9:45am; Worship 10:45am; WEDNESDAY Youth Night 5:30-7pm; MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY Men’s Exercise Group 9-10am First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 420 Catherine Street, Metropolis IL | 618.524.7118 | SUNDAY Fellowship Coffee & Donuts 9am; Sunday School 9:30am; Morning Worship 10:30am; Youth Meeting 5pm; WEDNESDAY Bible Study 6pm; Choir Practice 7pm First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 415 Audobon Dr, Paducah | 270.443.8251 | SUNDAY School 9:30am (Classes for all ages); Worship 10:45am; Bible Study 4pm; MONDAYS Pray & Ponder 10am; TUESDAYS Choir practice 5:15pm; WEDNESDAYS Bible Study 11am; THURSDAYS Gambler's Anonymous 7pm; 2ND SATURDAYS Men's Fellowship Breakfast 8-10am; 1ST MONDAYS Blood Drive 11:30am-5:30pm First Presbyterian Church 200 N 7th St, Paducah | 270.442.3545 | SUNDAY Church School 9:30am; Worship 10:45am; Youth Choir (6th-12th grades) 4:30pm; Youth Group 5:30-7pm; Handbells 6pm; WEDNESDAY Children’s Choir & Activities 4-5:45pm; Adult Choir 7pm Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church 300 Fountain Ave, Paducah270.443.1724 | SUNDAY Fellowship 9am; Sunday School for all ages, 9:45am; Worship & Children’s Church (ages 4-9) 10:45am; Communion Service; 1­ST SUNDAY of each month. Nursery provided for birth-age 3; Evening Services 6pm; MONDAY & THURSDAY Quilting Group 9:30am;



WEDNESDAY Church Dinner 5:30pm ($5/call for reservation by noon Tuesday); Program & youth activities 6pm; Choir 6:30pm Friendship Baptist Church of Paducah 146 S Friendship Rd, Paducah | 270.534.1900 | SUNDAY School 9am; Morning Worship 10:15am; Evening Worship 6pm; WEDNESDAY Evening Worship 6pm Gospel Mission Worship Center 6905 Benton Rd, Paducah | 270.898.3613 | SUNDAY School 9:30am; Morning Service 10:45am; Evening Service 5:30pm; WEDNESDAY Evening Service 6pm Grace Episcopal Church 820 Broadway, Paducah | 270.443.1363 | SUNDAY Holy Eucharist 8am & 10am; Christian Formation 9am; Children's Chapel 10am; Middle Schoolers 4pm; Youth Supper 5:30pm; High Schoolers 6:30pm; Nursery available for 10am Sunday Service. WEDNESDAY Holy Eucharist 12pm; Youth Group 5pm; THURSDAY Sanctuary Choir 6pm; 2ND THURSDAY Vintage Grace Luncheon/Program (for Seniors) 11:30am-1pm Harmony Baptist Church 9215 Ogden Landing Rd,W. Paducah | 270.488.3115 | SUNDAY Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship & Children’s Church 11am; AWANA 5:30pm; Evening Worship 6pm; WEDNESDAY Prayer & Praise, Bible Buddies 7am

Heartland Worship Center 4777 Alben Barkley Dr, Paducah |270.534.1400 | SUNDAY School 8, 9:15 & 10:45am; Sunday Services 9:30, 10:45am & 6pm; WEDNESDAY Evening Service 6pm; Children’s Activities 6pm; Middle/High School, 6–8pm; Divorce Care 6:30pm Highland Cumberland Presbyterian Church 3950 Lovelaceville Rd, Paducah | 270.554.3572 | SUNDAY School 9:45am; Worship 10:45am; Youth & Evening Worship 6pm; WEDNESDAY Youth 6pm; Bible Study 6pm Hillcrest Baptist Church 10083 US-60, Kevil | 270.217.2796 SUNDAY School 9am; Services 10am & 5pm; MONDAY-FRIDAY Hillcrest Preschool; 3 RD FRIDAY Family Movie Night House of Hope Ministries 1731 N 11th St, Paducah | 270.933.1069 | SUNDAY Worship Service 11am; WEDNESDAY Fill-Up Service 6:30-7:30pm Immanuel Baptist Church 3465 Buckner Ln, Paducah | 270.443.5306 | SUNDAY School 9:30am; Worship 10:45am; 1ST & 3RD SUNDAY Orchestra Rehearsal 9am; WEDNESDAY Shepherd’s Table (Dinner) 4:50-5:30pm. Please call ahead. First time guests eat FREE. $5 for adults & $3 for children. Youth Bible Study 5-7pm; Immanuel Kidz 5:30-7pm; Gathering for Adults 6pm; Adult Handbells 6:15pm; Sanctuary Choir 7:05pm; THURSDAY Discipleship Group 6:30am; Friendship International 9am; 3RD THURSDAY Mission Meal 6:30pm; 4TH THURSDAY Faith & Fiction 7pm



Islamic Center of Paducah 760 Berger Rd, Paducah | 270.558.4559 | FRIDAY Weekly Prayer 1:30-2:30pm; SUNDAY School 11am-1:30pm The Journey Church, Calloway Co. 304 N 4th St, Murray (3rd floor of Curris Center) | 270.761.4403 | SUNDAY Adult Services 9 & 10:30am The Journey Church, Marshall Co. Creason Building, 1600 Park Ave, Benton | 270.761.4403 | SUNDAY Service 10am Ledbetter United Methodist Church 200 Golden Meadow Dr, Ledbetter | 270.898.3435 SUNDAY Worship Service 9:30am; Sunday School 10:30am Living Word Pentecostal Church 907 Husband Rd, Paducah | 270.575.3477 SUNDAY Morning Sunday School/Worship 10am; Evening Worship 6pm; WEDNESDAY Bible Study 7pm; Bus Ministry call 270.564.5706 or 270.210.9086 Lone Oak Church of Christ 2960 Lone Oak Rd, Paducah | 270.554.2511 | SUNDAY Worship 10am; Sunday School 9am; Evening Service 6pm WEDNESDAY Bible Study 7pm Lone Oak First Baptist Church 3601 Lone Oak Rd, Paducah | 270.554.1441 | SUNDAY Morning Worship 8:30am, 9:45am & 11am Sunday School 8:30am, 9:45am, 11am & 6pm; Evening Worship 6:30pm; WEDNESDAY

Children’s Choir 5:45pm; Middle & High School Choir 6pm; Prayer Meeting, Children’s Missions, Worship Choir & Orchestra 6:30pm Lone Oak United Methodist Church 3835 Old US Hwy 45 S | 270.554.1272 | SUNDAY Coffee & Donuts 9am; Sunday School 9:15am; Service 10:30am; Nursery Available 9–11:30am; WEDNESDAY Kids on a Mission 2:30pm (grades 4-5), 3:45pm (grades 1-3); Bible Study 6pm; Handbell Practice 6pm; Choir Practice 7pm; 3RD SATURDAYS United Methodist Men 8am; JUNE 11 Hero Central Vacation Bible School 5:15-7:45pm Lutheran Church of the Cross 2601 North Ave, Metropolis | 618.524.4628 | SUNDAY School 9am; Worship Service 10am; 1ST & 3RD SUNDAY Holy Communion Margaret Hank Memorial Cumberland Presbyterian Church 1526 Park Ave, Paducah | 270.443.3689 | SUNDAY School 9:30am; Worship 10:30am; Evening Service 6pm Mayfield First United Methodist Church 214 S 8th St, Mayfield | 270.247.5678 | SUNDAY School 9:30am; Worship 10:30am; TUESDAY Celebrate Recovery meal 5:30pm; Meeting 6:15pm; WEDNESDAY Fellowship meal 5:30pm; Bible Study 6:15pm McKendree United Methodist Church 2860 McKendree Church Rd, Kevil | 270.488.3770 or 270.488.2444 | SUNDAY School 9am Worship 10:30am Youth & Children Activities 4:30pm Evening Worship 6pm; WEDNESDAY Bible Study 6:30pm; 3RD SATURDAY Senior Citizens Social Dinner 4:30–6pm. Clothes Closet MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY 10am–3pm SATURDAY 9am–Noon. Milburn Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian 3760 Metropolis Lake Rd, West Paducah | 270.488.2588 | SUNDAY Donuts & Coffee 9am; Sunday School 9:30am; Morning Worship 10:30am; WEDNESDAY Family Meal 5:30pm; Bible Study 6pm Mt. Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church 1780 Mt. Sterlin Rd, Brookport IL | 618.564.2616 SUNDAY School 10am; Worship 11am; Evening Worship 6pm; Youth Group 6pm; WEDNESDAY Bible Study 6:30pm; Junior Youth Group 6:30pm Mt. Zion Baptist Church 9701 Blandville Rd, West Paducah | 270.554.0518 | SUNDAY School 9am; Worship 10am & 6:30pm; WEDNESDAY Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 6:30pm New Covenant Fellowship of Reidland 6775 Kentucky Dam Rd, Paducah | 270.898.9664 SUNDAY Worship Service 10:30am New Geneva Community Church 433 Monroe St, Paducah | 270.443.8866 | SUNDAY Worship 10:30am, Intergenerational Bible Study meal following; TUESDAY Women’s Ministry 7pm; THURSDAY Men’s Ministry 5:30pm & 6:45pm; TUESDAY-FRIDAY Biblical counseling available by appointment New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church 7680 New Hope Rd, Paducah | 270.554.0473 |



SUNDAY School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Evening Youth & Worship 6pm; WEDNESDAY Bible Study 7pm. For youth information, contact the River Youth Ministries. Contact Melanie Rogers 270.978.1761 Oakland Cumberland Presbyterian Church 9110 US Hwy 68 W, Calvert City, KY | 270.350.7262 SUNDAY School 9:30am; Morning Worship 10:30am; Evening Worship 6pm; WEDNESDAY Evening Bible Study 6pm. Oaklawn Baptist Church 500 Oaks Rd, Paducah | 270.442.1513 | SUNDAY School 9:45am Worship 11am & 6pm; WEDNESDAY Bible Study 7pm, God’s Children 7pm Olivet Baptist Church 5186 Hinkleville Rd, Paducah | 270.442.3267 | SUNDAY School 9am; Morning Worship, Kids Worship Time (ages 3 to K) 10am; Awana For Kids (ages 2–6th grade) 5:45pm; Evening Worship 6pm; WEDNESDAY Bible Studies for ages 2–Adult 6:30pm Pathway Baptist Church 229 W 5th Ave, Calvert City | 270.395.5683 | SUNDAY School 9:30am; Worship Service 10:30am; Evening Services Adults, Youth & Children 6pm; WEDNESDAY Adult Prayer, Bible Study 6:30pm; Awana for children 2 years old–6th grade 6:30pm; (during school year) Youth Service 6:30pm; THURSDAY Grief Share 6:30pm; Monthly Men’s Meetings & Ladies Connect

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church 1110 N 14th Street, Paducah | 270.442.1000 | SUNDAY Explorer Hour 9:30am; Worship 11am; 1ST SUNDAY Lord Supper ; WEDNESDAY Prayer/Bible Study 6pm; 1ST WEDNESDAY Youth Bible Study 6pm The Potter’s House Baptist Worship Center 881 Cutoff Rd, Smithland | 270.928.9905 | SUNDAY Bible Study 9:30am; Worship 10:45am; Evening 6pm; WEDNESDAY Prayer/Bible Study 6pm Reidland Baptist Church 5559 Benton Rd, Paducah | 270.898.6243 | Nursery provided for all services & Sunday school. SUNDAY Sunday School (classes for all ages) 9am; Morning Worship Service 10:10am; Children’s Church/Junior Church (ages 3-5th grade) 5:30-7pm; Choir Practice 5-6:15pm Mission Friends (Age 3-Kindergarten) Children In Action (1st-5th Grade) 5-7pm; Youth 6:30pm; Adult Bible Study; TUESDAY & THURSDAY 9:30am; Early Learning & Pre–K Program; WEDNESDAY TeamKID (age 3- grade 5), 6-7:30pm; Youth (grades 6-12), 6-7:45pm; Prayer & Adult Bible Study 6:30pm Reidland Christian Church 5300 Kentucky Dam Rd, Paducah | 270.898.3904 | SUNDAY Sunday School 9:30am; Worship 10:30am; Bible study 6pm; WEDNESDAY Family Meal 6pm; Bible Study for Children/Adults 7pm Reidland Seventh Day Adventist Church 5320 Kentucky Dam Road | 270.898.3010 | SATURDAY Sabbath School 9:30am; Worship Service 11am; 1ST



SATURDAYS following worship service a FREE delicious vegetarian fellowship meal is served. WEDNESDAY Prayer Meeting 6:30pm Reidland United Methodist 5515 Reidland Rd, Paducah | 270.898.2114 | WEDNESDAY Faithweaver Friends preschool-6th grade 5:15-7:30pm FREE dinner & fun, interactive bible discussions for kids. Rosary Chapel Catholic Church 711 Ohio St, Paducah | 270.444.6383 | SUNDAY Mass 10:30am; 2ND FRIDAYS THROUGH NOVEMBER Fish Fry 4:30pm Spring Bayou Baptist Church 11205 Woodville Rd, Kevil | 270.462.3014 | SUNDAY School 9:45am; Morning Worship 10:45am; Youth & Children's Programs/Evening Worship 6pm; WEDNESDAY Services 7pm Southland Baptist Temple 927 Yarbro Ln, Paducah | 270.444.9678 | SUNDAY Topper’s Gospel Show (WKYQ) 7-9am; Sunday School 9:45am; Worship Service, KidzAlive (3–5th grade) 10:45am; Evening Service 6pm; WEDNESDAY Mission Room Open 10am-3pm; Evening Meal 4:30-6pm; AWANA (2-6th grade) & The Light (7th-12thh grade) 6:30-8pm; Adult Bible Classes 6:45pm; JUNE 2-4 SBTKidz Camp St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church 1518 J H O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers | 270.395.4727 | WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY Mass 9am

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church 116 S 6th St, Paducah | 270.442.1923 | Mass Schedule TUESDAY–FRIDAY 12pm; SATURDAY 5pm; SUNDAY 8:30 &11am; Quilt Display & Meal St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 6705 Mayfield Rd, Paducah | 270.554.3810 | Mass Schedule TUESDAY–SATURDAY 7:30am; SATURDAY 5am; SUNDAY 7:30am & 9am St. Matthew Lutheran Church 2701 Broadway St, Paducah | 270.442.8294 SUNDAY Worship 9:30am; 1st & 3rd SUNDAY Potluck & Education 5pm St. Paul Lutheran Church 211 S 21st St, Paducah | 270.442.8343 | SUNDAY Worship 8 & 10:45am; Bible Study & Sunday School 9:30am; The Lutheran Hour, Christian outreach radio program can be heard locally on WNGO 1320am & WKYX 570AM each Sunday at 6pm St. Peter’s of the Lake Episcopal Church Gilbertsville | 270.362.8301 | SUNDAY Holy Eucharist or Morning Prayer Service 10am; Children’s Sunday School 10:15-10:45am St. Pius X Catholic Church 723 E 5th Ave, Calvert City |270.395.4727 | Mass Times TUESDAY 6pm; WEDNESDAY–FRIDAY 8am; SATURDAY 4:30pm; SUNDAY 8am St. Thomas More Catholic Church 5645 Blandville Rd, Paducah | 270.534.9000 | Mass Schedule MONDAY & THURSDAY 6pm; TUESDAY & FRIDAY 7am SATURDAY 5:30pm SUNDAY 9 & 11am (1pm En Español) Nursery available at all services; MONDAY evening Active MOMS group & Active couples group. Call 270.534.9000 for more information; WEDNESDAY Mother’s Day Out; THURSDAY Moms Group Playgroup Temple Israel 330 Joe Clifton Dr, Paducah | 270.442.4104 | FRIDAY Lay–led Services 5:30pm; Rabbi–led Services 7pm Trinity United Methodist Church 6125 Blandville Rd, Paducah | 270.534.9516 | SUNDAY School 9:30am; Worship 10:30am; TUESDAY Women’s Bible Study 9-11am (TUMC) & 6-8pm (offsite); WEDNESDAY Awana (2yr old5th Grade) 5-6:45pm; Youth (6th–12 grade) 5:30-6:45pm; Choir 6-7pm Twelve Oaks Baptist Church 2110 New Holt Rd, Paducah | 270.554.4634 | SUNDAY School 9:30am Worship 8,10 & 10:45am; WEDNESDAY Awana 5:30-7pm, Mid–Week Service 6pm United Church of Paducah 4600 Buckner Ln, Paducah | 270.442.3722 | SUNDAY Worship celebration 10am; Coffee & refreshments 1111:20am; Christian Education until Noon. Waldo Baptist Church 6970 Waldo Church Rd, Metropolis, IL | 618.564.2180 |



SUNDAY Bible Study 9am; Morning Worship Service 10am; Evening Worship Service 6am; WEDNESDAY Fellowship Meal Ministry 5:30pm; Mid–Week Service 7pm Washington Street Baptist Church 721 Washington St, Paducah | 270.442.8033 | SUNDAY Morning Alive (Sunday School for All Ages) 9:30am; Worship Service 10:45am Way of Christ Bible Fellowship Church 1301 Park Ave, Paducah | 270.575.0039 | SUNDAY Morning Service 10:45am; WEDNESDAY Youth Bible Study 5:30pm Adult Bible Study 6:30pm West End Baptist Church 324 S 28th St, Paducah | 270.443.1043 | SUNDAY School 9:30am; Worship Service 10:45am; Evening Worship 6pm; WEDNESDAY Fellowship Meal 5:30pm Call by Noon to reserve your spot; TUESDAY Children/Youth Bible Study & Adult Prayer Service 6:30pm

Woodlawn Cumberland Presbyterian Church 3402 Benton Road | 270.442.7713 | SUNDAY Corporate Prayer 9:45-10:15am Worship Service 10:30am; WEDNESDAY Worship Service 7pm; THURSDAY Corporate Prayer 8:45-10am Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Fellowship) 1347 S 6th St, Paducah | 270.331.5247 or 5217 | SUNDAY School 9:45am; Morning Worship Service 10:45am; WEDNESDAY Bible Study 6:30pm

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World Harvest Church 3250 Steele Road, West Paducah | 270.442.8949 | SUNDAY Corporate Prayer 9:45-10:15am Worship Service 10:30am; WEDNESDAY Worship Service 7pm; THURSDAY Corporate Prayer 8:45-10am



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Stayin' Alive Peace, Love & Theater


urray's Playhouse in the Park is turning the big 4-0! They have been bringing theater fun to our area for four decades. Playhouse is hosting a party to celebrate this momentous milestone. Break out your bell-bottoms, peace signs and groovy spirit for this one! They are raising funds to keep PIP open for another 40 groovy years.

No fundraising celebration is complete without a silent auction. They have some phenomenal items including signed Maker’s Mark bourbon bottles from the master distiller. To purchase tickets to PIP’s 40th Anniversary, or any upcoming show, call 270.759.1752 to reserve your tickets today! Spaces are limited.

70s Gala Party

Playhouse in the Park (PIP) invites you to help celebrate their 40th Anniversary at their fabulous 70's Gala Party on Friday, June 2nd at 7 pm at the Murray Country Club. Tickets are $50 and include food, entertainment, special guest testimonials, memorabilia, a silent auction, and karaoke! Organizers urge you to dress in 70’s attire and prepare to groove to the music all night. They will also be having karaoke, so practice your favorite songs from the 70s so you can perform them. Murray Country Club will be dishing out 70’s themed foods and drinks. You get two drink tickets with your ticket purchase, but there will be an open bar should you want more. There will also be abridged performances from scenes from their 2017 production of Godspell. A video presentation from the last 40 years will be shown along with remembrances given in person, and via video, as well as written notes.

Playhouse in the Park is one of the oldest continuously producing theaters in the country. PIP produces six main stage show a year, has a senior citizens’ and two levels of children’s troupe, and is one of seven small community theaters in the country that has a chapter of the Penguin Project* that features children with special needs. Dan Lavit, Past PIP board chair and event chair, told me that being 40 years old is a big deal. “This is a major milestone for a small community theater,” he said. “Our community has been so gracious in keeping us going by supporting the arts and keeping us thriving.” Playhouse in the Park's Executive Director Lisa Cope welcomes everyone to Murray's community theater and says if you'd like more information about auditions or ways to help, send her an email any



time. For more information about how you can help in continuing the tradition of community theater in Murray and Calloway County, email or call 270.759.1752.

Playhouse in the Park

The Murray-Calloway County Community theater was founded January 1977, and in May of the same year, the theater incorporated as a nonprofit organization and elected its first Board of Directors. The Board immediately began looking for a permanent home. They inquired about the old Murray Freight Depo - an unused, dilapidated building owned by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. This began a two and a half year cooperative effort on the part of city officials, county officials, and members of the theater board to obtain the depot as a home for community theater.

The depot was moved to its location in the Murray-Calloway County Park in the fall of 1979. In June 1980, the depot opened with Wizard of Oz. After three years of “wandering around town,� the MurrayCalloway County Theater had a home - the Playhouse in the Park. Since that time, the theater has produced numerous performances in the depot and has continued expanding its educational services, sponsoring the Box of Frogs Youth Theater Group, holding classes for the community, traveling to schools in the city and county, and hosting an annual Summer Theater Camp. For more information and to see their 2017 season visit * In 2014, Playhouse in the Park become just the seventh theater in the country to be a part of The Penguin Project. Established in 2004, The Penguin Project has evolved into a National program. It provides a supportive environment for children with disabilities to explore their creative talents. It has also demonstrated that participation in the performing arts has therapeutic value by enhancing social interaction, communication skills, self-confidence and self-esteem. The impact of the program has reached beyond the stage to create a social network for children who previously had very few friends and limited social opportunities.




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Healthy Living in Paducah


ocal residents, Paducah Parks Services and Paducah City officials are all eagerly anticipating the opening of the new Fountain Avenue Health Park. If you’ve driven through the neighborhood recently you’ve probably seen that construction of the project is well under way. In fact the City anticipates it will be open by the end of May or early June. Here’s a sneak peek for our readers to let you know what to expect and how you can get healthy! The Fountain Avenue Health Park is being developed on the cityowned property located at 421 North 13th Street in the historic Fountain Avenue Neighborhood. The park is bordered by Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, 13th Street, Madison Street, and 14th Street. This park originally consisted of a large open area, the City’s Community Garden, and the Paducah Rotary Playground which was constructed in June 2016 by a bevy of volunteers.

An Ambitious Vision

It has taken almost four years to bring the Health Park from the planning phase to near completion of Phase 1. This ambitious project

called for the creation of an outdoor health park with a great lawn, a 10 foot wide and 1/3 mile long walking trail, inclusive playground, an expansion of the community garden, outdoor fitness equipment, and picnic areas. In the future, there will be a spray pad and plaza area, an obstacle course, public restrooms and the end of the park facing MLK Drive would include housing. The theme of the park is healthy living. It has been designed to provide a venue for local schools, the Parks Department, and other agencies to educate the public, especially youth, about proper diet and exercise

Construction Under Way

On November 15, 2016, the Paducah Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Wilkins Construction Company for the construction of Phase I of the Health Park. Wilkins providing the lowest, responsive bid of $619,169.36. The site where this park was built originally held housing authority buildings that had been torn down. They had to remove a lot of concrete and rebar and add lots of dirt and grass to give the park an athletic field surface. This phase of the project includes grading, draining, irrigating, installing the 1/3 mile walking trail & fitness area, lighting, and expanding the Community Garden. It will also include a new safer surfacing for the Paducah Rotary Playground. A mild winter allowed construction to move further ahead than anticipated, but May rains have put a damper on the progress. Paducah Parks Director Mark Thompson is eagerly awaiting its completion. “It will become a wonderful backyard for everybody,” he told me. “It’s going to help people get active, grow food, and play all day if they want to.” The Paducah Rotary Playground will be closed to the public until Phase 1 is completed. City crews have removed the temporary mulch surface, and the contractor is installing a rubberized safety surface.



Creating a Neighborhood

The park is by a roughly 150 foot area of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and is reserved for private reinvestment. It could be a mix of residential and commercial developments. Plans for a $7 million private housing development along two sides of the park have been suspended for now. The city also retained property across 14th St. for future residential development, but the city hasn’t yet put out any requests for proposals.

Rotary Club Playground

The community built playground, sponsored and supported by the Rotary Club of Paducah in addition to Rotary District 6710 Grants and numerous donors, was constructed June Phase 1: Paducah Rotary Playground is now complete. 20-26, 2016 - primarily by volunteers with a Fundraising efforts for Phase 2 are underway. ribbon cutting held June 26. This 4,000 square feet playground features a rope wall, rock wall, castles, swings, slides, and monkey bars. Phase The program called CATCH, Coordinated Approach to Child Health, 1 of the Health Park construction included the was implemented in the fall of 2016 in the Paducah School System addition of a cushioned, rubber surface which is brown and blue to educate children on the benefits of healthy decisions and healthy adding the appearance of a river running through it. lifestyles.

Community Garden

While the site was already the home of the Community Garden, Thompson says that this one is bigger and better than ever. Topnotch soil was added and the garden has raised/elevated beds. When completed, the garden plots will be available for reservation. Reservations for plots must be renewed annually and extend the length of the growing season (April - October). To reserve a plot, you must fill out an application and pay the reservation fee. Call the Parks office for more information about reserving a plot in the Community Garden.

For more information about the Health Park or to find out when the grand opening ceremony will be, visit, call 270.444.8508, or visit the Parks office located at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive.


Phase 2 Plans

After Phase 1 is completed, fundraising efforts will begin for Phase 2. The City will also be applying for more grants. The plan is to expand the fitness center, add a spray pad, restrooms and a plaza for farmers’ markets, concerts and other events.

Partnerships & Grants

The Health Park is made possible by a variety of funding sources and community partnerships. These include the Healthy Paducah Chapter of the Purchase Area Connections for Health Coalition, United Way of Paducah-McCracken County, Baptist Health Paducah, Lourdes Hospital, Rotary Club of Paducah, Paducah Independent Schools, and the Purchase District Health Department. $668,000 was available to start the first phase of the park. The City has received the Investing in Kentucky’s Future grant for the park in the amount of $400,000 from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. The grant requires a cash match of $200,000 which will be satisfied through a 2014 Land & Water Conservation Fund grant in the amount of $75,000, its cash match in the amount of $75,000, and donations of $25,000 each from the two hospitals. The City also has received a Recreation Trails Grant in the amount of $68,095.



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Is Your Junk a Secret Treasure? KET Collectibles Comes to Paducah


hould you toss or keep that old lamp in the attic? What about your great-uncle’s cuff links — should they be in the wall safe? You might want to take them to the upcoming Kentucky Collectibles Appraisal Fair. That’s where expert appraisers can help you decide if your attic, or basement, is full of junk or – maybe it’s secretly storing a family heirloom.

Life before retirement. He was joined by Amy Hess, host of the locally syndicated show The Local Traveler. This year, Shuffett is back for the first time since 2014 and will be the only host.

Taping in Paducah!

The 2017 Kentucky Collectibles Appraisal Fair will be held Saturday, June 24 from 9am to 3pm at the Paducah McCracken County Convention and Expo Center. Tickets are $25 and include the opportunity to have up to two items appraised by a regional expert. KET’s production crews will be on hand to record appraisals from the fair, which will be broadcast during the series’ sixth season.

Wonder no more about the value of your old treasures. Bring those items in for appraisal at the next taping of Kentucky Collectibles - the well-known program on Kentucky Educational Television (KET). Kentucky Collectibles tells Kentucky's stories through the prized items brought in for evaluation at the KET Appraisal Fair. With the cameras rolling, experts talk to participants about their possessions, assessing the value and history of items that range from art and antique furniture to autographed baseballs, pottery, and more. KET launched this show in 2012 after the popularity of Antiques Roadshow (AR) soared. The PBS-produced show is watched each week by 10 million viewers nationwide. AR marks its 21st season in 2017. Kentucky Collectibles, which is produced by KET, was originally led by Dave Shuffett, who also hosted the network's Kentucky



How did Paducah get picked to be the host for this year’s fair? “It is so important to serve all of our viewers across the Commonwealth,” Producer Erin Lowry told me. “Our Paducah audience, in particular, has always been dedicated to KET. We are thrilled to bring the Collectibles experience to them and show our appreciation for their commitment to KET and public broadcasting.”

Antiques, Collectibles & Quilts

“Every year, I’m just in awe over the treasures our guests bring to the appraisal fairs,” said Lowry. From family heirlooms to rare pieces of Kentucky history, you just never know what is going to show up at Kentucky Collectibles. Paducah is already known for its array of antique shops and art galleries. I expect to see lots of paintings, antiques, and collectibles, as well as quilts coming through the doors of the Paducah Convention and Expo Center.” “Last year we had a letter written to a guest’s father from Dr. Martin Luther King Junior about the march on Selma

which was absolutely priceless!” Lowry exclaimed. “We always have gorgeous family heirloom jewelry with stunning price tags. Guests are encouraged to bring in antique furniture. If you can bring a friend and drag it in, our expert antique appraisers will determine the history and value. So don’t hesitate to bring something to the fair because of its size.”

which the man finds out that his modest piece of pottery is both rare and valuable. He said that some people might be surprised at the kinds of items currently en vogue among collectors. "The things that have value these days are not what Grandma told you had value," he said. He noted that some pieces of, say, big, old furniture really don't command much of a premium price. There's a market for historical paper items, such as letters from the Civil War era. People also like small textile-related items, such as "the sampler your great-grandmother did when she moved to McCracken County or a button from a Civil War uniform. Kentucky Collectibles airs on Saturdays at 3:30pm on KET and Mondays at 6:30pm on KET 2. Tickets can be purchased online at KET. org/collectibles or by phone at 1.800.432.0951.


Searching For A Story

Lowry said there is a durability to the found-treasure scenario across the TV spectrum — not just with Antiques Roadshow, but with shows including Pawn Stars and American Pickers, both on the History channel. "We are searching for stories," she told me. "All the items have such intriguing stories to them." Items that have been appraised on past seasons of the show have included an antique quilt, a baseball signed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, several guns and a watch fob dubbed the rock by its owner. In its first season, a seemingly modest vase that turned out to be worth far more than its owner ever had imagined was featured. It was determined to have originated from a premier pottery works of the American Arts and Crafts movement in the early 20th century. "He was stunned," Lowry said of the owner. "He had no idea it was worth that much." Often the history is just as interesting on a lowpriced item as a valuable one, Lowry explained. Some participants find that they are sitting on a modestly-packaged gold mine. Others find that their family heirloom is worth passing on to the next generation but isn't as valuable as they had hoped.

Would Someone Buy It?

Kentucky's store of treasures benefits from being a long-settled state, explained prior guest appraiser Tom Clark of Clark Art and Antiques in Lexington. Clark was the appraiser in a memorable segment in




by Sarah Ladd

Daddy-Daughter Dance Day


The Gift of Time

ather's Day is is this month! I don’t know about you, but I think that so many gifts are over-done these days: The toolboxes, the “best dad ever” mugs, t-shirts, and jerseys. Unfortunately, these gifts lack long term meaning and the sentiment of memories. Luckily, I have the perfect thing for your Father’s Day. This will give the greatest gift - memories in the years to come and a meaningful father/daughter relationship. It is the gift of quality time and letting it all hang out with your daughter… intrigued?

A Shared Experience

Center Stage Dance Studio of Paducah is holding their second Daddy Dance Day event. This is perfect for Dad’s and their “little Princesses”! It was introduced this past March as a way to offer a bonding activity for fathers and daughters. The Dance Day is returning this June just in time for the perfect Father’s Day gift. The class is a two-day event where Dads are invited to join their girls at their dance class. It is designed to give the daughters and their fathers’ a shared experience and a new way to relate to each other.

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This event is designed for girls ages 3-5 and their dad’s. But, don’t be deterred if you’re a mother filling both roles for your child. This event focuses on the beauty of relationships more than gender. So if you’re a dad, grandfather or anyone playing a double role in your child’s life, this event is for you! This is meant to be a moment filled with happiness for children to be involved with.

Let's Get Sporty

I spoke with Lisa Hill, owner of the Center Stage studio. Lisa has seven adopted daughters and has fostered over 35 other children. Her love for children and families has spilled over into this event. She focuses on building deep relationships between families, and feels that The Daddy Daughter Dance is a great opportunity for that. Hill also believes that this event is crucial to breaking stereotypes about dads. “We don’t see them dancing!” Lisa told me. “Many fathers are not able to find a good connection with their daughters. They understand going to a baseball or basketball game, but it’s harder for them to know how to connect with girls. We usually see dancing as a thing for mothers to be involved in. Many fathers drop their daughters off to practice. That’s it. I want to bridge that gap between them.” “I think many fathers do not understand the athletic side to dancing. It’s a sport! Consider the hand-eye coordination, the choreography that resembles the moves on a basketball court - this is hard work!” Lisa feel that, like many sports, because the athletes make the dance look so delicate and elegant, that people assume it’s easy. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

The Reward

There’s an old saying that nothing grows in a comfort zone. This couldn’t be truer regarding relationships. Too often, we find ourselves caught in a rut. This can be especially true with fathers and their little girls. “This event,” Lisa told me, “lets men leave the ‘manly man’ outside. We ask you to come in and make a memory with their girl.” It forces them out of the comfort zone of dropping off their kids to practice, and lets them kick up their heels and have some fun. She feels the main results of the event are fathers gaining new perspective into their daughters’ lives. Dance seems like a foreign language, and in some ways, it is. Much of Ballet terminology is based on the French language. This complicates the matter further for fathers. “If they can see it as a sport, the language becomes a pattern. They’ll understand it,” she said. She went on, “It’s so beautiful. The girls just beam when they get to dance beside their daddies!”

Stretch Those Muscles! .




Lisa says the inaugural event this March was a great success. “We had 100% participations! Every girl had their dad there to dance with her!” Hill hopes to start holding Daddy Dance Days at least twice every year,

so tell all your friends to get involved. You’re encouraged to make this a yearly tradition. She does warn, however, to be ready for the next day after the dance. “They’ll be so SORE!”, Lisa told me. She warns that with the routines, you will use muscles you never knew you had. “I guarantee though,” she said, “They won’t regret it, and they won’t want to go back and undo it.” Both metaphorically and physically, this event is designed to stretch your muscles. That’s how we grow!

Dads Dance Free!

Girlswillneedtoregisterfortheclassesatcenterstagedancestudiopaducah. com according to their appropriate age. With their daughter’s registration, fathers attend the class for free! The next event will be held the week of June the 19th. For more information, visit the website or call 270.444.8111.


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by Jenny Linville, MA Compass Counseling

Celebrating the Effective Father


une is the time each year when the spotlight shifts from mothers to fathers. We know that fathers play a vital role in our lives. Research supports that children who have a positive and close interaction with their fathers have higher education achievement and lower behavior issues.* Many qualities distinguish a father, or father-figure. Although many dads parent have developed their own unique parenting techniques, there are core qualities and actions that can make any man an effective father. Some of the most important skills include: • • • • • • • •


Fostering a positive relationship with the child’s mother Spending time with the child or children Nurturing Disciplining the child or children appropriately Providing context and guidance for their life outside the home Protecting and providing Being a role model**


A father’s ability to be effective in the life of his child does not necessarily begin with the relationship with the child’s mother, but the way the father treats their mother is a primary example for how children will treat others. If fathers treat her with respect, consideration, and affection, even during moments of stress, children see and mimic this behavior. Fathers who spend quality time with their children, playing and nurturing them, know more about who their children are; their personalities, likes and dislikes etc. That’s quality parenting time also means that their children know more about them. Quality time spent

parenting your child also fosters more caring and empathetic behavior from a father towards his children. Fathers who are more empathetic and know their children well, are better equipped to appropriately nurture them, and also punish the child if necessary. Children feel loved and valued when they regularly spend quality time with their fathers and/or mothers. Providing context and guidance for their life outside the home. Fathers who act as a guide for their children as they figure out life outside the home provide a sense of self to their children. Children experience and explore the world with someone who can safely navigate them through unfamiliar terrain. Children experience a sense of safety from the presence of their father as they learn to try new things. They safely learn about falling, failure, and curiosity in a confident and reassuring atmosphere. This June, we hope everyone will encourage the fathers in their lives to continue being strong, caring, protecting men so that they can continue to be effective parents. Whether a dad, daddy, step-dad, grandpa, or father figure, thank you for being there. To those new fathers, it’s okay to not know all the answers. To those fathers who feel they have not

always been the perfect dad, remember not to be too hard on yourself. All we can do is try our best and work on our parenting skills. Fathers the most important thing is to simply be there; guide your child through life’s choices and set a good example. Many Fathers are surprised at how much they have to offer. If you are a father having problems, soon-to-be father, or a father going through a difficult time or transition, check out for some additional support. If you are a father, child, or parent and feel overwhelmed by the topic of father’s day/fatherhood, you may benefit from seeking professional assistance. *Howard, K. S., Burke Lefever, J. E., Borkowski, J.G., & Whitman, T. L. (2006). Fathers’ influence in the lives of children with adolescent mothers. Journal of Family Psychology, 20, 468- 476. **Rosenberg, J. and Wilcox, W. The Importance of Fathers in the Healthy Development of Children. U.S Department of Health and Human Services. 2006.




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3 Tips for a Happy Father's Day


n the flowery fanfare of Mother’s Day, we sometimes push our dads to the side, forgetting how big of a role they’ve played in our lives. After all, If not for our fathers we wouldn’t be the noble, illustrious men and women we are today! So, let’s remember to honor and thank our fathers the right way this Father’s Day. The following are three father-friendly and simple tips on how to say, “Thanks, Dad."

Revive Old Times, Create New Ones

Treat your dad to a nice afternoon or evening out. By now, you’re probably well aware of his favorite foods and the activities he enjoys. Take him to watch his favorite team go for the win, or to see that exciting movie he’s been talking about. Try some activities the two of

you enjoyed doing when you were younger to relive and celebrate old times. Any activity the two of you can share will show your dad that you haven’t forgotten the impact he’s had on you.

Remind Him The Difference He's Made

Even if you’re not a rock star or rocket scientist (yet), your dad is proud of the life you’ve carved for yourself. Call him up and fill him in all the things you’ve accomplished, as well as the goals you have for the future. He’ll be glad to see that his guidance led you in the right direction. Remind him of the things he taught you, and the ways you have applied those teachings in your adult life. Maybe you have your own kids, and have imparted your father’s life lessons to them. Let him know that his effect and influence will last generations. And be sure to see what kinds of plans he has for his golden years. There may some kind of project the two of you can tackle together.

Offer a Helping Hand

As usual, your dad may have everything under control. And he doesn’t need your help - at the moment. But as we age, our need for extra support here and there grows. Is his memory slipping? Does he have more trouble going up stairs or handling a car lately? Maybe simple daily tasks are becoming more difficult for him. These are signs that someone may need assistance with their day-to-day living. While giving your dad the space he needs, take steps to show him that you’re available to help - when he needs it. Ask questions about his daily routine and the frustrations he may have while doing maintenance and housework. Pay attention to his physical health and the appearance of his home. And don’t be afraid to ask him for updates on any medical concerns he may have. Be sure to speak up, respectfully of course, if you notice anything amiss in his life situation. Your dad may not be ready to hand over the reins just yet, but he’ll appreciate knowing he has a strong support system like you in his retirement years. Whatever you decide to do this year, just being there for the person you love and appreciate will have a greater impact on them than any gift or activity ever will. So, for this Father’s Day, remember to be there for the one who was there for you.




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