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A & A Boutique: A Southern Gal's Guide to 2017 Holiday Shopping ..................... 6

iShop: A Season for Bazaars! .................................................... 63

iPlay: The Miracle Worker ............................................................................. 9

iPlay: Get Your Moves On! West Kentucky Chess Announces K-12 Fall Tournament Schedule .................. 6 5

iRead: Peace in the Process How Adoption Built My Faith & Family ........................................ 11

iPlay: Be Our Guest! Graves County HS Presents Beauty & the Beast ........................... 67

iLearn: Swiss Mountains & Bavarian Forests! WKCTC Study Abroad 2018 .................................... 13

iDoctor: Freshman Fallout Understanding the First Year College Experience .......................... 69

iLearn: Recalled for a Reason ............................................................ 16

iDoctor: Foot and Ankle Disorders are Common in Young Children & Pre-Teens ............................................. 72

iCook: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? The Vegetarian at Thanksgiving ................................................................... 1 8 November Calendar & Community Directory ........................... 2 3 Holiday Shopping Guide .................................................................. 2 9 4



Advertiser's Index ............................................................................................ 73 Clip & Save .......................................................................................................... 74

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all came and went in a blink this year. My husband said he though it occurred between 2:30pm and 6pm last Thursday! He may be right, because leaves are already dropping in droves and its cold enough to turn the gas logs on in the house (just to knock off the chill of course!).

In this edition of Purchase Area Family Magazine you'll find our Holiday Shopping Guide. Please pull it out from the center of the magazine and make sure you check out the great businesses in our area. Holiday open houses are the big talk around the office. Many shops and businesses hold one or more this time of the year and they are a great opportunity to start your Christmas shopping and get some deals in the process. We also have “Small Business Saturday” on November 25th and I definitely encourage everyone to ‘shop local’ and support the many great businesses that have been created in western Kentucky. I’m not just talking about boutiques and gift stores, but the insurance agencies, restaurants, chiropractors, and daycares etc. We are blessed with a thriving economy in this region and those small business owners count on your patronage. “A Grateful Mindset” With our Thanksgiving holidays just around the corner, I find myself reflecting on all that I am thankful for. But I also find myself upset, and frankly, a little depressed, about the state of our country and the world. Perhaps what I need to do it focus on an attitude of gratitude! Now I certainly didn’t coin that phrase but it’s exactly what I mean. I have a lot to be thankful for: A family I love, a safe home in a great town, all the food and necessities of life, and the best furry friends a women can have. And, I fundamentally am an optimistic person. I believe that life is better when you have a hopeful outlook and appreciate what you have, and have accomplished. So, this Thanksgiving I’m going to cultivate a grateful mindset, an “attitude of gratitude” - meaning I am going to try and make it a habit to express thankfulness and appreciation, in all parts of my life, on a regular basis. I’m challenging our readers to do the same. Let’s inject an “attitude of gratitude” into our lives this November and maybe, just maybe, it will have a positive effect on our enjoyment of life during the Christmas season.

Karen Hammond

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on the cover A&A Boutique Owners Ashley & Andrea Hoskins with their children Ashton (10), Ansley (5), Aubrey (4), Adam (1), and Elliott (1).

front cover portrait by Rachael Houser Photography 270.210.1248




A Southern Gal's Guide to 2017 Holiday Shopping


n our cover this month are Ashley Stubblefield and Andrea Hoskins, together with their children, Ashton (10), Ansley (5), Aubrey (4), Adam (1), and Elliott (1). Ashley & Andrea are not only sisters, they are best friends. They are the owners of A & A Boutique, which has two locations inside Kentucky Oaks Mall and a third store in Opry Mills Mall in Nashville, Tennessee.

keeps an eye on the store at Opry Mills, too. This enterprise is really a family affair!”

A & A Boutique specializes in women’s fashion, including clothing, jewelry, bags, shoes and accessories. The stores also carry a selection of children’s clothing, gifts, home decor and a proprietary line of t-shirts called So Southern. They offer custom embroidery and monogramming on many of their products.

“The key to our success starts with great customer service," Ashley told me. “Our customers and employees have become our friends and we love helping them look great! We go to market three of four times a year and look for a broad selection of styles and fits things that will suite everyone’s tastes. We carry quality products with great prices. We know our customers are watching their budgets! Our goal is truly to have something in A & A Boutique for everyone.”

Southern Gals & Southern Style

Ashley and Andrea are proud southern gals! They were raised in Fancy Farm and attended Carlisle County High School. Both went to Murray State University - Andrea has a degree in social work and Ashley has a degree in marketing. A & A Boutique is truly a family enterprise. “We couldn’t have made a success of A & A Boutique without MiMi and PaPa, and our fabulous in-laws” Ashley told me. “They helped with our kids and even at the store when we need them too. My brother in Nashville




“Ashley likes comfortable and relaxed clothing and I have an eye for the latest trends,” explained the girls. We each bring our particular styles to the business.”

The two stores in Kentucky Oaks Mall carry the area’s largest selection of Simply Southern Collection Sherpa pullovers, knits and t-shirts. At A & A Boutique you can find casual dresses, tops, jeans, scarves, leggings, t-shirts, blankets, accessories, jewelry, bags, shoes and much, much more! A & A Boutique carries children’s clothing from 0 to tween and women’s clothing up to 3x. They can customize your Corksicle cup with vinyl lettering, or embroider your monogram onto a shirt or blanket.

Sherpa, Sherpa, Sherpa!

Simply Southern Sherpa pullovers are their top gift pick this year. So many colors… mocha, navy, pearl, black and steel!

Monogrammed Simply Southern Knit Pullovers

Just a little lighter weight than the Sherpa pullovers, these comfy tops are perfect for layering. They’re available in pebble and smoke. These neutral colors make monograms pop!

Monogrammed Rain Jackets

The Charles River rain jackets are high quality keep the wind and rain out. They make the perfect gift. Check out the wide color option and sizes available (up to 3X).

Boutique Clothing & Boots

A & A Boutiques have the largest selection of items in the area. From the hottest trends, to comfy and casual - this store has something for everyone.

Long-Sleeved Tees for Every Southern Style!

Browse the largest selection around at A & A Boutique: Simply Southern, Anna Grace, Girlie Girl, Southern Marsh… the list goes on and on! Little girls love to dress just like momma so pick up matching tees today!

Baseball Tees (Raglans)

Super soft and comfy with many designs to choose from. These tees have casual styling - perfect alone of with a cozy knitted jacket. Show your state spirit or dress it up for the holidays.

Stocking Stuffer Alert!

A & A Boutiques are filled with items to fill that stocking or for your Secret Santa. Lanyards, koozies, sunglass straps, socks, leggings and so much more - all under $10!

Medical Momma’s

A & A Boutiques carry a huge line of these great health and beauty products. They’re locally made by two medical professionals using essential oils - hence Medical Momma’s!

Model: Lagan Winn




Accessorize it

A & A Boutiques make it easy to step out in style! Blanket scarves, bags, pillows, Simply Southern socks and Corksicles.

Let it Shine!

No outfit is complete without the right jewelry. From Faith Inspired to Erimish bracelets, A & A Boutiques have the perfect bling!

Ornaments & Gifts

Coton Color & Mudpie ornaments are cute, cute, CUTE! Find them at their gift store location inside Kentucky Oaks Mall.

Don’t Forget the Guys!

There is truly something for everyone at A & A Boutique, including your man! Comfy t-shirts and button-ups by Southern Marsh. Corksicles and bar accessories that are perfect to personalize.

Check Out What's New!

Stay up to date on the latest products and trends by visiting AandABoutique. com. See what's new by visiting them on Facebook and Instagram!


Important Shopping Dates Saturday, November 11 10am-9pm

KY Oaks Mall Holiday Open House & 5 Year Celebration

Friday, November 24 6am-10pm

Saturday, November 18 10am-9pm

Saturday, November 25 9am-9pm

Opry Mills Mall Holiday Open House

Black Friday

Small Business Saturday

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iPLAY by Amy Noles


he McCracken County High School (MCHS) theatre department has a proud history of staging great productions at the campus performing arts center. Their fall drama is no exception. The students are proud and excited to present The Miracle Worker. This wonderful play about deaf and blind student Helen Keller is sure to be a huge hit. Tickets are on sale now for the three performances, November 9, 10 and 11. The production can be seen at the McCracken County High School C-Plant Performing Arts Center.

Meet the Cast

The Miracle Worker is the heart-warming story of an incredible friendship and bond between a teacher, Annie Sullivan, and her deaf and blind student, Helen Keller. Set in Tuscumbia, Alabama, Helen suffers an illness at 18 months old that leaves her blind and deaf. Her parents, who pity and spoil their afflicted daughter, are desperate to create an ordered life and communicate with Helen. They hire  a young Annie Sullivan to try and reach the mind of their daughter who can’t see or hear.

Aunt Ev .......................................................................................... Caroline Dew

After many battles and disciplined weeks together, Annie breaks through to Helen, giving her a connection to language and all the world has to offer.  

Jimmie ........................................................................................ Cameron Ezell

This production is directed by MCHS Drama Teacher Mary Bowden, and stage managed by drama students  Caleb Buford and Sarah Haight. 

Annie Sullivan .................................................................................. Hope Eason Helen Keller .................................................................................. Hope Hodges Captain Arthur Keller ........................................................... Cameron Durbin Kate Keller ........................................................................................ Jaden Raney James Keller ...................................................................................... Trey Pullen Doctor .............................................................................................. Talon Nunley Viney .......................................................................................... McKenzie Crane Anagnos .............................................................................. Andrew Castleman Martha .................................................................................... Martha McHaney Percy ......................................................................................... Lucas Bohannon

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“This show has been such a challenge, but I know the payoff will be so rewarding to my cast and to the audience,” Bowden told me. “The Miracle Worker” is an especially demanding play, both physically and emotionally, for many of the actors. They handle it with great professionalism.” “To be able to work with such talented performers has been my greatest blessing. I think that, while many people may think they know the story of Helen Keller, this play will open their eyes to a more human side of the entire family.”

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Blind Children ....................................................... Katie Ison, Hailey Watson, Gracie Schneeman, Morgan Thompson Crones .............................................................. Alli Jones, Lauren Wildoner “The Miracle Worker is spectacular. Being a part of such a wonderful and hardworking cast is such a blessing, and I cannot wait to share the show with so many others,” Jaden Raney, a junior who plays Kate

Keller, told me. “This will be my debut on the McCracken stage, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I will hold the memories from this show forever!” Sophomore Hope Hodges plays Helen Keller. “Helen is a beast. She is so clever and intelligent, even if it’s knowing what she can get away with. Helen’s journey in this show is incredible, and I feel honored to be able to show it to everyone. There is no limit to the amount I have learned while in rehearsals,” Hodges added. “It can be quite challenging for Helen to get a message across without seeing or hearing. I’ve had to figure out new ways to operate as an actor. It has been a learning process for all of us. It helps that the cast has  bonded so closely. We are family onstage and off. Hope Eason (Annie Sullivan) and I help each other during especially physical scenes, which are a lot of fun! It’s been such a wonderful time and everyone should see it!” “Being able to portray Annie Sullivan has been a wonderful opportunity that I am so thankful for. Through the process, I have learned several things,” Hope Eason, a senior who plays Annie Sullivan, told me. “Annie is someone I aspire to be as she is strong, determined, witty, and independent.” “The show has also allowed me to learn to appreciate language and knowledge more and the power of words, which people often take for granted. It has been a blessing to work beside Hope Hodges who is Helen. It is important for Annie and Helen to be comfortable with each other, especially in the more difficult scenes, and we have great chemistry together. It takes a lot of team work.” “I’m thrilled to be a part of this wonderfully talented cast. All of these people are a joy to work with!” Cameron Durbin, a senior who plays Captain Keller, added. “Every cast member is extremely dedicated to this play and we love every second of the time we spend together. The show is just fantastic. It’s a very touching story and I love bringing it to life here in Paducah. Don’t miss it!” Tickets, which range from $8 to $10, are available at the door or online at







by Kristin Hill Taylor

Peace In The Process How Adoption Built My Faith & Family




Kristin Hill Taylor believes in seeking God as the author of every story and loves swapping these stories with friends on her porch. She lives in Murray, Kentucky, with her husband and three kids. Some years ago she wrote for Purchase Area Family, so when we found out she had written a book, we were excited to help her with publicity. Her family’s story is the perfect way to shine a light on adoption – especially as November is Adoption Awareness Month. The following is slightly edited except from her book......


omebody once said my husband and I make beautiful babies. Well, actually we don’t – at least not biologically. We do know our kids are beautiful and love their birth moms for that and so, so many other reasons. But it doesn’t stop with their outward appearances. Because these women chose life, Greg and I get the opportunity to make these babies into people – beautiful people. God willing, these babies who were all born with dark hair and easy smiles will grow up to be lovely from the inside out. November is National Adoption Awareness Month. Infertility led my husband and I to adoption, but we have no doubt we were meant to become a family this way. God used adoption to build our faith and our family. Adoption always begins with darkness only God can redeem. Adoption is rooted in grief and loss and poverty and brokenness. But God brings light and purpose and fullness and joy to situations only he can make new. When Rachel – my youngest who is now 2, was tiny, I read Looking for Lovely: Collecting the Moments that Matter by Annie Downs. It has nothing to do with adoption but everything to do with finding God in the midst of pain and sadness and brokenness. One passage struck me deeply: The pain of broken families and broken hearts sometimes is deeper than words can describe. But there is beauty in choosing to feel that pain, in calling hurt what it is, and not pretending everything is

KRISTIN H ILL TAYLO R okay. Whatever tragedy you have experienced or are currently living through, the most beautiful thing you can do is LIVE. Keep walking, keep weeping, and keep eating. Don’t ignore the hurt. Don’t attempt to avoid it and just move on with your life. Feel it all, and invite people in to feel it with you. I can’t think of anything more lovely. When I read this, I thought about the adoption group I host on Facebook, where we share resources and prayers and praises. I remembered where I’d been and what God has done with that brokenness. And I offered thanksgiving – yet again – for my kids’ birth moms who made brave decisions in the midst of messy circumstances. That’s why holding my sleeping babies in church has always been holy for me. It’s so ordinary, yet its proof God hears the desires of our hearts and calls us for a specific purpose. A sleeping baby who is at home nestled in the crook of my arm is evidence that God brought light to the darkness. One Sunday when Rachel was 7 months old, I held her while she slept and I remembered when coming to church was hard a decade earlier because people kept announcing pregnancies and I was ready to do




Book Signing Event In conjunction with National Adoption Month, Taylor is having a book signing event from 10am to 1pm, Saturday, November 4 at New Life Christian Bookstore at the corner of 5th & Main Streets in Murray. Her book will be available for purchase there. After initially publishing an e-book version of Peace in the Process in 2014, this updated version includes contributions from other adoptive moms, the Taylor children's birth moms, and resources for families who want to grow through adoption and the people who support them. Her book is available in both paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon.

the same. I remembered how my oldest Cate (who is now 10) was born on a Sunday, my middle Ben (who’s turning 8 this month) on a Monday, and then Rachel on a Saturday. Announcing their births was nothing short of miraculous. They’re all proof God redeems and makes new.

the words on the slides during worship. And Rachel slept (although that sleeping-through-church season is short!) They all belong and I have no doubt Greg and I were chosen to be their parents. I can’t think of anything more holy than that. But, of course, with that baby in my arms, God had more to teach me.

With a baby in my arms, church was different than it was a decade ago. Cate claimed Christ has her savior. Ben was still wiggly but could read

Our speaker in church talked about prayer and how it heals. While Rachel slept in my arms, I looked up healed during the sermon and read “to cure, to make whole.” In that moment, I was keenly aware of what God has done through prayers to make our family whole. We think our family is complete. I say “think” because I’ve learned never say never when it comes to God. But here we are - a party of five that God orchestrated. There’s evidence of God’s faithfulness in my kids’ eyes – the girls have matching brown and Ben’s are blue like Greg’s and mine. There’s proof God hears the desires of our hearts when I remember how we got here. I wasn’t sick in the physical sense, but my body didn’t function properly for pregnancy and I have been sick in the spiritual sense. Along this journey to and through motherhood, I’ve been sad and broken and angry and lost. Yet I’ve also been happy and fulfilled and peaceful and found. I think of the prayers – the one I cried out to God, the ones my friends said to God in my presence, the ones I probably don’t even know about – and realize that’s how we made it here. Adoption built my faith and my family, but the prayers along the way healed my soul and made my family whole.

Kristin Hill Taylor

With her family of extroverts, Kristin Hill Taylor can often be found hosting people at her house in the country, watching sporting events with friends, or answering her kids’ questions about whether anyone is coming over for dinner. She has a bachelor’s in print journalism from Murray State University and worked in various newsrooms before she became a stay-at-home mom. She volunteers and does freelance projects that involve writing, promoting, and organizing.





iLEARN by Sarah Ladd

Swiss Mountains & Bavarian Forests! WKCTC Study Abroad 2018


ach year, area students and citizens have the unique opportunity to enrich their academic experience through West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Study Abroad program. The Study Abroad program selects a country, or set of countries, to explore.

2018 Trip - Germany, Switzerland, & Austria!

The 2018 team will visit Germany, Switzerland, and Austria in May. The trip will provide travelers with 14 days of culture and history as they explore the Swiss mountains and Bavarian forest, enjoy romantic cityscapes and architecture, pass through the scenery from the classic film The Sound of Music, and much more.

Modern Plus Past

“Germany, Switzerland, and Austria share a language, but each has its own charm with breathtaking alpine landscapes and historic palaces, cathedrals, and fortresses,” said Pat Blaine, WKCTC study abroad trip coordinator and English coordinator. “Baroque architecture and music will be a central part of looking back into the 17th century, as the tour blends together the modern with the past.”

You Get What You Pay For!

Anytime you’re spending thousands of dollars to travel overseas, you want to know what all is included in your package. This trip includes: all airfare (you can use frequent flyer miles), 12 nights in handpicked hotels; 12 breakfasts; 6 three-course dinners; 8 guided sightseeing tours; Expert Tour Director & local guides; and private deluxe motor coach. A few highlights you can look forward to seeing Heidelberg Castle, Liechtenstein, the Black Forest, Lake Lucerne, Neuschwanstein Castle, Nymphenburg Palace, Schönbrunn Palace, and Melk Abbey.


The trip, as usual, will be packed full of exciting events. A more detailed schedule can be found at Day 1: Travel to Frankfurt, Germany. Day 2: Arrival in the Heidelberg Region via Frankfurt, meet fellow travelers, and enjoy an included welcome dinner!   Day 3: Guided tour of Heidelberg.




Bavaria produces some of the world’s purest beers, and white German wines are exceptionally good. Day 4: Travel to Lucerne Region via Rhine Falls & the Black Forest

Day 13: Free time in Vienna

Day 5: Guided tour of Lucerne

Day 14: Departure

Day 6: Travel to Innsbruck via Liechtenstein

For an additional price, you can add Budapest to your itinerary. Budapest is a merger of Buda and Pest, two towns separated by the river Danube. Now known as the Pearl of the Danube, Budapest is a peaceful yet progressive metropolis, offering plenty of shopping, as well as specialty Hungarian foods and wines. With this addition, days 14 and 15 would be spent in Budapest

Day 7: Travel to Munich via Neuschwanstein Day 8: Guided tour of Munich Day 9: Guided tour of Salzburg Day 10: Free time in Salzburg Day 11: Travel to Vienna via Melk Abbey Day 12: Guided tour of Vienna




Day 16: Departure

Physical Demands

The team will walk for about two hours every day across moderately

uneven terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with few hills or stairs. Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour. You should feel comfortable carrying your luggage and gear by yourself at all times.

A Culinary Tour

German food is hearty and substantial. Among the specialties are dumpling stews, sauerkraut, sausages, smoked cheeses and dark breads. Bavaria produces some of the world’s purest beers, and white German wines are exceptionally good. Swiss food is varied and sophisticated, and some popular dishes include sausages, breaded veal fillets, freshwater fish and cheese dishes such as fondue and raclette. Be sure to try Swiss chocolate, which is among the world’s finest! Austria is known for its savory Wiener schnitzel and excellent wild trout, carp and crayfish. Save room for dessert - especially the strudels of fruit and nuts and elegant chocolate cakes, such as the worldfamous Sachertorte. On the tour extension, Hungary claims goulash as its national dish, but also is known for excellent salamis, cheeses, nut-flavored pancakes, freshwater fish and preserved fruits.  

How do I dress?

How the weather will fluctuate once out of the U.S. is a concern on any traveler’s mind. May in Germany is predicted to be in the 60’s during the day and in the 40’s at night. Trip coordinators recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rain-wear. A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing. You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance. It is preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entrance may be denied on this basis).

What travel documents do I need?

This tour visits Germany, Switzerland and Austria (plus Hungary on the tour extension). In order to enter these countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry. Make sure you have at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.

Book today!

Signing up early is important because prices will increase as the trip time approaches. Prices, trip information, and early registration can be found at Trip payment plans are available. For more information about the WKCTC Study Abroad Program, contact Pat Blaine or by calling 270.534.3207.






by Amy Noles

Recalled for a Reason


complete loss of vehicle control, accelerator controls that may break or stick,” or “child safety seats that contain defective safety belts, buckles, or components that create a risk of injury.”

We probably pay most attention to product recalls that involve our cars and our food, but the two administrations and one commission that the issue recalls do so for all sorts of products and reasons. And you know what - we really need to pay attention to them!

Take, for example, a manufacturer’s announcement that its frozen hash browns “may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials” believed to have been harvested with the potatoes. As peculiar as this situation sounds, the potential consequences for anyone who may have eaten the contaminated hash browns - choking or digestive injuries - were anything by funny.

hen you buy somethings from a grocery store, local retailer, or even a reputable online vendor, you can reasonable assume it’s safe for its intended use. But in the manufacturing and supply chain - as in life - things don’t always go according to plan.

Unsafe or Defective

A product typically is recalled when it’s found to contain a defect that makes it unsafe or it fails to meet a federal safety standard. Different agencies oversee recalls of various types of products. For example, in the United States: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates 80% of food products, as well as medicines, medical devices, and cosmetics.

The Case of the Bad Hash Browns

The manufacturer worked with the Food and Drug Administration and supermarkets to remove the affected products from store shelves and asked consumers to return, or throw away, the hash browns. That, essentially, is how recalls work - although they vary depending on the type of product, the nature of the

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is responsible for items consumers use in their homes, schools, and recreation. This includes appliances, clothing, furniture, sporting equipment, baby gear, and toys. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) oversees recalls of motor vehicles and related items, such as tires and child safety seats. In the case of FDA-regulated products, spokesperson Peter Cassell can name several examples of recall-worthy issues such as “a drug product that does not contain the labeled amount of active drug ingredient, a food that contains an undeclared allergen, or a cosmetic product contaminated with harmful bacteria.”

defect and the extent of the threat to public safety. Typically, they’re triggered by the manufacturer or distributor, which then collaborates with the relevant government agency, to spread the word and make sure the necessary steps are taken to fix the problem.

NHTSA, on the other hand, might require a recall in response to “steering components that break suddenly, causing partial or

Occasionally, the agencies themselves initiate recalls in response to their own inspections or reports from consumers.




Knowledge Key for Parents If you have children, you know how much gear can be involved in daily activities such as eating, sleeping, playing and bathing. And the more equipment you have, the more likely one or more of those products will be recalled at some point. “Children’s product are some of the most regulated products in the US,” Deputy Director/Press Secretary for the Consumer Product Safety Commission said. “Young children are vulnerable. They need to be protected from hazards with products, such as choking, strangulation, suffocation or drowning.”

Vehicle manufacturers are required to notify owners of a recall by first-class mail within a “reasonable amount of time” after the problem is identified. If you’ve registered your vehicle with our state (or registered your child car seat with the manufacturer), you’ll be notified directly in the event of a recall. You also can search for recalls by manufacturer or Vehicle Identification Number at, which is maintained by the NHTSA.

Is That Old Crib Safe?

Respond to a Recall

For parents, staying up to date on product safety and recalls may seem overwhelming. They may be inundated with hand-me-downs from other parents, or feel pressured to use equipment their own parents have been saving in the attic. But the rules are there for a reason, and cribs are an excellent example.

In theory, responding to a recall should be easy. Instructions are laid out in the notice and, in many cases, the consumer is simply asked to stop using the product and return it for a refund, repair, or replacement. Unfortunately the consumer doesn’t always follow through.

“The new federal standard was put in place to protect children after numerous deaths occurred involving drop-side cribs or slats or mattress supports that didn’t hold up, Davis added. “The manufacture date should be marked on your crib. If it’s before June 28, 2011, don’t use or sell the crib.”

This is true even in the case of vehicle recalls - despite the fact that the remedy is free to the consumer. According to NHTSA, 20 percent of recalled vehicles are not brought in for the necessary repairs. A recent survey conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan tied this reluctance to vehicle owners’ fear that the dealership would try to tack on additional repairs (38% of respondents), the difficulty of giving up the care for repairs (37%), or the amount of time it would take for the repairs to be made (36%).

Getting the Word Out Both manufacturers and government agencies use a number of methods to publicize recalls, including press releases, notifications on their websites, and social media. You can go on CPSC’s website at or to sign up for email alerts. You can also follow both on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The FDA posts recall information on its website at recalls and in its weekly FDA Enforcement Report at recalls/enforcementreports.

However, the stakes are too high to let inconvenience stand in your way. Wes Long is a service advisor at Chip Wynn Motors in Paducah. He told me if you get a card from the NHTSA that it is nothing to ignore. “Get it taken care of! If you’ve received notice of a recall, it is normally a safety issue,” Long added. “Most establishments will try to upsell other add-ons, but if it is not necessary, you should put your foot down and save those for another day.”






by Britt Allgood

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? The Vegetarian at Thanksgiving


ow many times have you stepped outside your culinary comfort zone? For me, it generally happens when I have a guest that has a special culinary request or restriction. They may be a Pescetarian (only eats fish), have food allergies (peanuts or gluten), or be vegetarian or vegan (no animal products). Whether their requests are for medical or religious reasons, or just personal choice, you want to be a good host and provide foods your guests can enjoy.

Thanksgiving with a Twist

Thanksgiving is around the corner and I’m planning our traditional feast with one twist. One of our guests is a vegetarian. So, I need to make sure that we have enough vegetable dishes to satiate their hunger and also provide protein, and good nutrition - without being stuffed with turkey. This shouldn’t be too much of a dilemma as we are always heavy on vegetables in the iCook household.




But here’s where the dish drops. How do you prepare your vegetables? Being from the south, my green beans are seasoned with a large ham hock - not exactly vegetarian faire! It seems that I will have to rethink some things. I’ll make extra dishes if necessary that don’t have meat in them.

It’s Not Meat!

There are plenty of substitutions that can be made to make traditional recipes vegetarian or even vegan. Some examples are using soy milk for cow’s milk, tofu scramblers instead of eggs, plain vegan yogurt instead of sour cream, or vegetable stock instead of beef or chicken stock. If you aren’t sure, a simple search for “vegan cooking substitutions” will be extremely helpful. I’m writing this article with my vegetarian guest in mind. My recipes today will be meat free and may give you some ideas on how to spice up your holiday feast without animal protein. Live, Laugh, Love and Eat Well.

Time required 1.5 hours, 6 first course servings One 2 LB pumpkin, halved & seeds removed 1 tsp salt ¼ plus a pinch freshly ground black pepper 2 TBSP olive oil 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon (2 if you

1 TBSP minced garlic 3 ½ cups vegetable stock (original recipe called for chicken stock) ½ cup heavy cream 3 TBSP pumpkin oil (optional)

¾ tsp ground allspice

15-20 small sage leaves, fried

½ cup chopped carrot

Courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

2 TBSP minced ginger

really like cinnamon)

¾ cup chopped onion

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

¼ cup chopped celery


Preheat oven to 400°F

Place the pumpkin cut side up on a parchment lined baking sheet. Season with ½ tsp of salt & ¼ tsp of pepper. Invert to the cut side down, & drizzle with 1 TBSP olive oil. Place in the oven & roast until the skin is golden brown & the pumpkin is tender, 50 to 60 minutes. Remove from the oven & allow to cool. Once cool enough to handle, use a spoon to scoop the pumpkin flesh from its skin & set the pumpkin aside until ready to use. Discard the skin. Set a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Add the remaining 2 TBSP olive oil &, when hot, add the cinnamon & allspice & cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the onions, carrots, celery, ginger, & garlic to the pan & sauté, stirring occasionally, until lightly caramelized, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the stock & reserved pumpkin to the pan & bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer & cook the soup for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft. Remove the soup from the heat & process with an immersion blender or in small batches in a blender until smooth. Season with the remaining ½ tsp salt & pinch of pepper. Add the cream to the soup & stir to combine. Serve in a warmed bowl & drizzle with pumpkin oil & garnish with fried sage leaves. NOTE: When processing hot liquids; remove the liquid from heat & allow to cool at least 5 minutes. Transfer liquid to a blender or food process & only fill ½ way. If using blender, release the corner of the lid to prevent vacuum effect that creates heat explosions. Place towel over the top of the machine as your pulse to process or until smooth.




Herb & Apple Stuffing Courtesy of Ina Garten 16 cups of 1-inch bread cubes, white or whole wheat (about 2 Baguettes) 4 TBSP unsalted butter

1 ½ tsp minced fresh rosemary (about ¾ tsp dried rosemary, chopped)

2 cups medium diced yellow onions

2 tsp kosher salt

2 cups medium diced celery

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

2 Granny Smith apples, unpeeled, cored & large diced

1 cup vegetable stock

2 TBSP chopped flat leaf parsley

½ cup sliced blanched almonds, toasted, optional

Preheat oven to 300°F. Put the bread cubes on a 13x18x1-inch deep baking sheet & bake for 7 minutes. In a large sauté pan, melt the butter & add the onion, celery, apples, parsley, rosemary, salt, & pepper. Sauté for 10 minutes or until the mixture is soft. Combine the bread cubes & cooked vegetables in a large bowl & add the stock, & almonds if desired. (I deviated from original recipe here as instructions were to cook in turkey cavity for 2 ½ hours). Place dressing in a 3-quart baking dish & cover with foil. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until heated through.




Rustic Vegetable Tart Courtesy of Kenny Rochford and Food & Wine Serves 8 FILLING PASTRY 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour ½ cup fine cornmeal or polenta 1 tsp salt 2 TBSP chopped chives 4 TBSP cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 4 TBSP cold vegetable shortening ¼ cups plus 2 TBSP ice water

4 LBS Fava beans in the shell (can substitute chick peas, lima beans, or edamame) ¾ LBS thin asparagus, trimmed 3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing 10 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 bunches scallions, thinly sliced Salt & freshly ground black pepper 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese

In a food processor, combine the flour, cornmeal, salt & chives & process to blend. Add the butter & pulse a few times until the pieces are the size of small peas. Add the shortening & pulse a few times. Sprinkle the ice water over the mixture & pulse until the dough barely comes together. Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured work surface & knead to form a ball. Flatten the ball into a disk, wrap in plastic & refrigerate for 1 hour, or until firm. Remove the favas from the pod. Fill a large skillet half full of salted water & bring a boil. Add the favas & blanch for about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the favas to a baking sheet. Let cool slightly, then peel. Add the asparagus to the boiling water & cook until just tender, about 3 minutes. Drain & transfer to the baking sheet to cool. Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces. Wipe out the skillet & heat the 3 TBSP olive oil. Add the garlic & cook over low heat, stirring, until golden, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the scallions & cook 2

minutes. Then add the favas & asparagus & cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt & pepper. Let cool. Preheat the oven to 400F. On a floured work surface, roll out the pastry to a 14-inch round, about 1/8 inch thick. Roll the pastry around a rolling pin & carefully transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Scrape the vegetable mixture into the center of the pastry, leaving a 1 ½ - inch border all around. Fold the edges up over the filling & scatter with Gruyere on top. Brush the edges with olive oil. Bake the tart on the bottom rack of the oven for about 30 minutes, until the crust is crisp on the bottom & golden brown. Remove from oven & let cool to warm. Cut into wedges & serve.



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1 Mrs Claus. At dusk the switch will be flipped to turn on the hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights & decorations throughout the settlement.



FREE The CCC Boys of Paducah 7-8pm McCracken Co. Public Library 270.442.2510 Enjoy a music & storytelling program from author/songwriter Bill Jameson about the Civilian Conservation Corps. Light refreshments served. . Open Mic Comedy Night 6-9pm Dry Ground Brewing Co. 270.201.2096 Come watch stand up comics from around the area practice new jokes & hone their craft. Are you an aspiring stand up comedian? This is the best place to try it out.



ALL SOULS DAY Murray State University Men's Basketball 4:30pm MSU vs McKendree.

CFSB Center, MSU 270.809.3000

FREE Evening Upstairs - Axis Prisoners of War in Kentucky 7-8pm McCracken Co. Public Library 270.442.2510 Focusing on the German prisoners of war held in Kentucky POW camps during World War II. Fort Knox, Camp Campbell, and Camp Breckinridge all set up facilities to hold POWs, who were captured in Europe and North Africa and sent to the Commonwealth.



FREE Plarn Tote Bag Workshop 8:30am McCracken Co. Cooperative Extension 270.554.9520 Learn how to take plastic bags stashed under your sink & turn them into a beautifully crocheted tote bag! Please collect & bring as many plastic bags as possible. FREE Festival of Lights Opening Ceremonies 5pm Patti's 1880s Settlement Gazebo 270.362.8844 Enjoy music from Eternal Vision & visit with special guests, Santa &




Trace Adkins 7:30pm The Carson Center 270.450.4444 An entertainment technology company that combines state-of- theart technology with electrifying entertainers who perform in the dark to create the ultimate performing arts experience.



The Ultimate Fit Kid Challenge 8am-12pm Central Park, Murray 270.444.0748 An age-specific race with obstacles to encourage healthy living & cancer prevention. For ages 4-18. Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale 9am-2pm Humane Society of Calloway County 270.759.1884 Proceeds help support programs such as animal assistance, spay/ neuter assistance & good Samaritan programs. Awaken Your Psychic Abilities 10am-1pm Wildhair Studio's Rock Shop 270.444.6115 The class will cover a wide range of techniques but will focus on Psychometry as well as personal protection, reading ethics, and hands-on practice. Everyone is psychic!




FREE LBL Fall Fest 10am-4pm LBL Nature Station 270.924.2299 Explore migration & try to solve the age-old dilemma faced by wildlife: Should I stay or should I go? Hayrides, music & much more! FREE Santa's Arrival 10am Kentucky Oaks Mall 270.444.0440 Create your wish list & make Christmas crafts. Santa will be arriving at 11am on the Centsable Express.



DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS FREE Downtown Paducah Holiday Open Houses 12-5pm Downtown Paducah 270.444.8690 Join the businesses of Historic Downtown Paducah for their 2017 Holiday Open Houses. FREE The Season of Honor: Caring for the Caregiver Support G. 3-4pm McCracken Co. Public Library 270.442.2510 Read Same Sun Here by Silas House & Neela Vaswani, then go to McLib for a book discussion, games and a craft. This month's craft: pen pal kits.




FREE Reading & Book Signing: Jesse Donaldson 7-8pm McCracken Co. Public Library 270.442.2510 Author & Lexington, KY native Jesse Donaldson will read passages from his new book On Homesickness. FREE Reading & Book Signing: Jesse Donaldson 7-8pm McCracken Co. Public Library 270.442.2510 Author & Lexington, KY native Jesse Donaldson will read passages from his new book On Homesickness.



Mugsy's Hideout 270.753.5171

FREE Max Garland Poetry Reading 5-6pm The Clara M. Eagle Gallery 270.809.3052 Join poet Max Garland as he reads from his new book, The Word We used For It. Building Immunity & Healthy Gut with Essential Oils 6:30pm Emerging Technology Center, WKCTC 270.534.3335 Get your body ready for the upcoming season by learning how to naturally boost your immune system using essential oils. Class includes DIY hand sanitizing spray project!


FREE Letter Writing with Rhonda James 4-7pm Metropolis Public Library 618.524.3412 Reconnect with the lost art of letter writing. PYP Unite Summit Reception 5pm 1857 Hotel & Event Center 270.443.1746 PYP will host young professional organizations from around the country to learn, change & grow together.


Young Professionals of Murray Lunch Meetup 11am-12pm Network & build professional relationships.


Does Your Medicare Prescription Plan Still Work? 9am-2pm Murray-Calloway Co. Senior Citizens Center 270.753.0929 It's time to review your plan & help is here! Bring your Medicare card, list of current prescriptions along with the name of your preferred pharmacy for best results.

FREE #Adulting: Get the Most Bang for Your Hard-Earned Buck 5:30pm McCracken Co. Cooperative Extension 270.554.9520 Learn how to create a budget, take out a loan, handle credit cards & pay bills. McCracken Co. Ducks Unlimited Banquet 5:30-9pm Paducah Convention Center 270.408.1346 Celebrate a fun evening featuring great food, exclusive Ducks Unlimited merchandise, & your close friends as funds are raised to benefit/conserve critical waterfowl & wetland habitat.


Multi-Generations at Work 8am-12pm West Kentucky Community & Technical College 270.534.3335 Focusing on each of the generations found in the workplace today, covering each generation's beliefs, values & what each thinks about workplace issues & how they want to get work done. Community Days at Elder Beerman 10am-10pm

Kentucky Oaks Mall 270.444.0211 $5 Community Days Coupon books available. Proceeds fund various charity programs such as Habitat for Humanity & Family Services Agency.

Non-Verbal Communication Workshop 6-7pm Racer Oral Communication Center, Murray 270.809.3458 Workshop focuses on understanding & using non-verbal communication. Refreshments served.




Death by Chocolate 6-9pm West Kentucky Community & Technical College 404.679.4500 An outreach event where female engineering student & working women engineers reach out to high school girls interested in engineering. Girls are provided with information, stories, advice, guidance & company as everyone indulges in scrumptious chocolate desserts. FREE The Perfect Dinner Party 101 7-8pm McCracken Co. Public Library 270.442.2510 Stressing out about the upcoming holidays? Chef Sara Bradley will share some of her favorite holiday recipes as well as some tips & tricks to make your holiday dinners a breeze. Music @ MAC: John Paul White 8pm Maiden Alley Cinema 270.442.7723 Enjoy John Paul White's Beulah, live in concert.



PYP Unite Summit 5pm 1857 Hotel & Event Center 270.443.1746 PYP will host young professional organizations from around the country to learn, change & grow together.




Baseball Elite Arm Strength Training 8am Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky 270.442.9461 RSVP on Facebook. FREE Homemaker Holiday Bazaar 9am McCracken Co. Cooperative Extension 270.554.9520 A fundraiser for the McCracken County Cooperative Extension Homemakers Association! Enjoy a $5 BBQ lunch, then shop among local vendors for gifts like essential oils, cookbooks, baked goods, homemade crafts, note cards, cosmetics & more. FREE Credit & Money Management Class 10am McCracken Co. Public Library 270.442.2510 Learn how to read a credit report, establish or increase your credit score, create a budget, & find out what can be done to correct errors that may negatively affect your credit rating. FREE Christmas Open House 10am-9pm A&A Boutique, Kentucky Oaks Mall 270.575.3670 Hundreds of new clothing & gift items. Door prizes, giveaways, gift wrapping & monogramming while you wait.




FREE Paleontology Day 11:30am-3:30pm A fun day of crafts & learn about dinosaurs.

LBL Nature Station 270.924.2299

Intuitive Readings with Brandt Graves 12-4pm Wildhair Studio's Rock Shop 270.444.6115 Need insight to wrap up 2017 & a fresh start for 2018? Get answers with a reading from an in-house psychic. Murray State University Football 1pm MSU vs Tennessee Tech.

Roy Stewart Stadium, MSU 270.809.3000

Movies for Me: The Goonies 4pm Maiden Alley Cinema 270.442.7723 A group of kids embark on a wild adventure after finding a pirate treasure map.



FREE Drive-In Movie Night 5-7pm First Baptist Church, Murray 270.753.1854 Feature movie Smurfs: The Lost Village. FREE snacks. Attendees are encouraged to bring law chairs.




MHT Auditions: The Mountaintop 6:30pm See November 13th description.

Market House Theatre 270.444.6828

Paducah Professional Women Meeting 11:30am-1pm Country Club of Paducah @PaducahProfessionalWomen 270.554.7914 Featuring a PPW Panel discussion in honor of National Entrepreneurship Month. Open networking begins 30 minutes prior to the meeting. Optional lunch buffet is $13.50, payable at the door. RSVP by visiting the Facebook event page, click GOING or emailing Secretary Terri Buri. Please notify PPW via email or FB message if you do not plan on eating lunch. 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. Also learn how to select, cleanse & care for your crystals. Cooking with Essential Oils 6:30pm Emerging Technology Center, WKCTC 270.534.3335 Cooking with essential oils adds a whole new dimension of flavors & convenience to meal prep. Open a new world in your culinary skills. Class includes food sampling!


Busy Town 6-9pm Graves Co. Middle School 270.674.4905 A collaborative event between the Graves County Preschool program & the Early Eagle Academy Daycare program. The students have been working hard to create their Busy Town. In addition to our childcreated town, several vendors from around Graves County will be set up & available for some early Christmas shopping. Live Music: S. Knox Montgomery 6-9pm Dry Ground Brewing Co. 270.201.2096 Enjoy live music from S. Knox Montgomery. Faith & Film: How the Grinch Stole Christmas 6:30pm Maiden Alley Cinema 270.442.7723 On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town. MHT Auditions: The Mountaintop 6:30pm Market House Theatre 270.444.6828 Learn all you can about the play so you are familiar with it when you come to auditions. Perusal scripts can be checked out one-two weeks prior to tryout for a small fee.






Film Brew @MAC: Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas 6:30pm Maiden Alley Cinema 270.442.7723 An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.



MSU Roping & Barrel Race Series 6pm William "Bill" Cherry Expo Center, MSU 270.227.3402 Team Roping. All proceeds benefit MSU's Rodeo Team. Paint & Sip 6-9pm Fancy Farms Winery & Vineyard @FFVandW 270.623.6787 Come to a fun night of art & wine! You will paint a 16x20 snowman on canvas. You may purchase more wine by the glass, bottle or case! Snacks are permitted if you wish to bring something. No previous experience required. Smedley Smack Down Open Mic 7pm Smedley Yeiser 270.556.9774 Herbane Naturals and the Smedley Yeiser presents Western Kentucky's newest open mic featuring the region's best comics sharpening their skills and battling it out for local glory.



Fall-Fest Shopping Event 10am-3pm Stop by for some early Christmas shopping.

Mike Miller Co. Park 270.527.5284

MSU Roping & Barrel Race Series 4pm William "Bill" Cherry Expo Center, MSU 270.227.3402 IBRA/NPBA approved barrel racing. Classes available after racing. All proceeds benefit MSU's Rodeo Team. FREE Dinner Music 6-9pm Paducah Beer Werks 270.933.1265 Enjoy live music from Leight July, a one-woman band from Paducah with a folky-Americana sound with your dinner. Rodney Carrington Live 7pm The Carson Center 270.450.4444 A multi-talented comedian, actor, singer & writer who recorded eight major record label comedy albums, which have sold millions of copies, comes to Paducah for one hilarious night. Gideon's Rifle Reunion Show w/Chris Black 6pm-12:30am JP's Bar & Grill 270.442.2041 Folk heroes of west Kentucky reunite for one night, the first & only public show of the year.



FREE Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative 8:30am-12pm WKCTC Emerging Technology Center 270.924.2299 Girls 5th grade through high school are invited to this hands-on event to learn more about educational choices in science, technology, engineering & mathmatics.

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. 




Cub Scout Day 10am-3pm LBL Nature Station 270.924.2299 Hone your survival skills, develop your hiking strategies & more. Fall-Fest Shopping Event 10am-3pm Stop by for some early Christmas shopping.

Mike Miller Co. Park 270.527.5284

Empaths. No You're Not Crazy. Yes, It's Real. 10-11am Wildhair Studio's Rock Shop 270.444.6115 Are you an Empath? Learn effective techniques to protect yourself from drama queens & energy vampires.





Paducah Shooter's Supply Proud sponsor of the PAFM Holiday Shopping Guide!


aducah Shooter’s Supply is a familiar name to the people of this area. They have been serving Western Kentucky, Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri, and Northwest Tennessee since 1983. The McCutchen’s opened their doors with only a small showroom of guns and ammo, they quickly became a reputable gun store. They have a showroom of over 3,000 guns and full service gun repair center, clothing, boots, archery, gun safes, and other sporting goods. There isn’t much an outdoorsman or shooting sports activist can’t find within their doors.

NEW Temporary Location

Due to a recent fire at their location, Shooter’s has temporarily moved clothing and retail sales to the former Guy Gray Supply building, located at 5235 Alben Barkley Drive. This is easily accessible from Exit 7 off Interstate 24 and just seconds from West Kentucky Community and Technical College. Inside, you will find a great selection of all of your favorite clothing, boots, and archery brands. Firearms will still be sold at Shooter’s original location at 3919 Cairo Road, off Exit 3.

Bigger & Better Than Ever

In the coming months, Shooter’s Supply will undergo a complete renovation to make their store better than ever. So, please pardon their ‘construction zone’ as they work to get the building on Cairo Road ready for business once again. Don’t live near Paducah? No problem! The Shooter’s Supply at the Eddyville Factory Outlet Mall at 101 Outlet Avenue is also ready to help you find that special something for every hunter




and outdoorsman on your Christmas shopping list. Some of the most recognizable brands in the outdoor industry can be found at Shooter’s including Browning, Glock, Springfield, Benelli, Mossberg, Federal Ammunition, Drake Waterfowl, Under Armor, Sitka Gear, Scent-Lok, Gamehide, LaCrosse, Muck Boots, Hoyt, Bowtech and many more!

Hunting Season Has Arrived!

Each fall, Paducah Shooter’s Supply and its employees gear up to serve the hunters and sportsmen who are anxious for their season’s arrival. Shooter’s kicks off the fall with sales for dove season and duck season, and all of the fall deer seasons, fall turkey season, duck and goose season, and into the winter for coyote hunting. There isn’t a hunting season in the area that you can’t prepare for by shopping at Shooter’s.

Christmas Open House

Christmas shoppers can come during the open house and get a head start on the Christmas list of their hunters. Black Friday and Shop Local Saturday are also great sales days, so come on by! The McCutchen’s have enjoyed many years of serving locals, as well as those from far away, for over the past 30 years. They continue to serve the area with a smile on their faces and a guarantee behind their products. They would like to thank each and every customer for their patronage and support throughout their 30 years of growth! If you’re in the area, make a trip to Paducah Shooter’s Supply and celebrate the 2017 hunting season!


Animal Tales

Animal Tales specializes in providing educational outreach programs to over 1,500 schools & libraries across 15 states utilizing live exotic animals from around the world. However, we are also available for birthday parties, church programs (Creation Emphasis) & practically any event. Be prepared to get up close & personal.

Charlton & Park

Charlton & Park thrives on eclectic mixes of vintage & new home furnishings. Our design services range from the smallest details of a room, to custom commercial & residential projects. We offer furniture, artwork, lighting, fabric by the yard, & gifts. Our two stores are located in Murray & Paducah.

Between Friends

Between Friends strives to give you the best, most organized shopping experience to meet the needs of your busy life. Whether you’re looking for new outfits for work or every day style, our friendly staff is happy to assist you! Let Between Friends be YOUR one stop consignment shop.





Dry Ground Brewing Company Doe's Eat Place

Your one stop candy shop in Paducah. This unique store that offers Paducah-made Dippin’ Dots ice-cream as well as gourmet & bulk candy, & Doc Popcorn gourmet Popcorn. Let us help you with your Christmas gift list! Holiday popcorn tins are a great holiday gift. For more information 270.442.8959.

Paducah’s first craft brewery. Our Microbrewery & tap room is located inside The Coke Plant, a Paducah landmark. We have 28 craft beers on tap, including over 10 brewed in house. Visit us if you love great beer, community, history, & craftsmanship.

Encore Consignment

Encore Consignment is Paducah's boutique style consignment shop located at 408 Broadway Street. Recently under new ownership, Encore offers stylish name brand clothing & shoes - from infant to adult. We carry jewelry, accessories, furniture, gifts & home decor. Encore Consignment - upscale fashion at reasonable prices!

Italian Village Pizza

Italian Village Pizza serves quality New York Style pizza. Our dough is made fresh daily and our ingredients are the freshest around. Take the stress out of cooking this Holiday season & order from our extensive menu including pizzas, hoagies, calzones & other Italian staples. Dine-in, take-out & Delivery! 270.442-9500.





Itty Bitty Knitty Shop

Join us for our Holiday Open House on Sunday, November 5, from noon to 5. A wide assortment of gift ideas including a special Christmas Kit - custom Christmas colorway yarn & project bag, stitch markers, a pattern & chocolate bark. Gift certificates available. Great door prizes. Light refreshments served.

Kentucky Oaks Mall

Join us center Court for photos with Santa from November 4 – December 24. Visit for extended holiday shopping hours & events. Join us on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest. May your season be bright!

Market Gallery

Market Gallery is now excepting commissioned items & consignments! They are moving in November to 2225 Broadway to have a larger place where they will be able to have classes on art, essential oils and some other fun events. Contact them at 270.983.1738 with any questions.

Michelson Fine Jewelers

The Holidays are about celebrating Christmas morning with a special gift that will say LOVE Forever! Our buyers & Gemologist have sourced the finest diamonds & gems. Trunk events with famous designer Holiday collections fill our calendar. Allow Michelson’s to help you say I Love You’ in a memorable way.

Midtown Market

Give a customized gift basket from Midtown Market this holiday season. Choose from hundreds of specialty & gourmet products including all-natural, organic, gluten free, health food, & local items. Your purchase helps our community! We donate a meal to the Community Kitchen for every basket sold.


Ochre is a modern day collective of artists still engaged in the simple endeavor to leave an impression. Buy & commission original art & memorable gifts online, or connect with us in person at our studio shop inside the Historic Coke Plant.














Paducah Beer Werks

Your favorite home of award-winning craft beer & handmade in house food. We also feature great music, comedy, trivia, & games! Whether you want beer, bourbon, barbecue, or burgers – we’ve got it covered.

Paducah Farmers' Market

Many of your favorite Farmers’ Market vendors will be on site, selling local, home grown goods, produce, meat, & eggs. You can expect a great selection of farm, artisan, & baked goods. Have your little one get their picture taken on Santa’s lap & choose a Christmas tree!

Paducah Olive Oil Co.

If you are looking for a unique & healthy Christmas gift this season, Paducah Olive Oil Company offers beautiful gift baskets featuring premium olive oils, balsamic vinegars, organic & free trade spices, other local products. Give something different this holiday season with a gift from Paducah Olive Oil Company.

Piper's Tea & Coffee

Pipers is a coffee & tea house in the Historic Coke Plant offering our own roasted coffees, handcrafted loose leaf teas, & specialty carbonated beverages.

Red Bug Yarn & Gifts

Join us on November 10th, 11th & 12th for our Christmas Open House! You’ll find more than top quality yarn at Red Bug. We offer unique home décor, kitchen accessories, jewelry, baby gifts, organic goods, & more! From knitting to picking up the perfect gift, shop with us!






Shandies offers internationally inspired gourmet pub food, a wide range of spirits, hand cut & marinated steaks, as well as a Sunday brunch that the whole family will love. Now serving our new Fall/Winter menu!

Simply B

See what Simply B has in store for you for the holidays. Surprises around every corner with all your favorites & lots of new. Join us for the annual holiday open house Sunday, November 5. We will be serving our famous B punch & other delights. We gift wrap & ship!

Red Bug

Symphony Supply

Does your musician in the family have magic rosin, colorful music stands or fun colored tuners, metronomes, or music boxes? How about musical jewelry, umbrellas, or totes? These are just a few fun gift ideas for the entire family. Check out other great gift ideas at or call 270.443.9800.





The Rustic Thread Boutique

Holiday Open House November 4 & 5. Door prizes, & refreshments. There’s something luxurious for everyone on your list – women’s clothing & accessories, Swan Creek candles, shoes, boots, purses & scarves. Lots of great gift items. Visit our Facebook page for new arrivals & specials. Message us or call 270.415.5909.

Total Rejuvenation

Total Rejuvenation is a premier spa providing individually tailored services for each client. We offer a wide variety of services ranging from massage, skin care, nail services, body scrubs, waxing & Minky eye lashes. Contact us at 270.444.8444 to schedule your appointments.


You can find the finest traditional Mexican cuisine at Tribeca restaurant. JP’s offers great American fare, live music, and outdoor dining on our patio (heated in winter).




Host your Holiday events at the 1857 Hotel. Spend a romantic weekend in one of our luxurious rooms or enjoy our neighborhood bar!

True North Yoga

True North Yoga is a collection of teachers bound together by the love of the practice & keeping students at the center of everything we do. Classes are adapted to beginners & experts, we supply mats & props – AND you don’t have to worry about memberships or commitments.


Holiday shopping at WellSprings is easy & convenient. Browse our unique Guarded Heart jewelry in The SkinCare Corner or let our consultants assist you with personalized recommendations on products and services. Gift Cards for the very best in skin care are perfect for those on your holiday shopping list.


Wildhair Studio's Rock Shop

We have unique gifts for very member of the family. We carry a large selection of healing crystals, natural stone jewelry, aromatherapy sets, gifts & pretty rocks. Visit us downtown at 311 Broadway. Gift certificates available for merchandize, classes, or energy work. Visit

Yeiser Art Center

YAC offers a unique shopping experience featuring handmade & artisan products by artists near & far. Find special items for those that appreciate creativity while supporting local arts. Shoppers can find everything from fine art, jewelry and ceramics, to coffee, handmade dolls, books, & more!

YaYa's Island

We are an indoor children's entertainment center full of creativity, learning, & adventure. We believe healthy kids should be active & offer different areas of engagement. Bounce houses, tree houses, over 60 arcade games, & now laser tag! Ask about Yaya's Fun Passes or Gift Cards..








Project Hope Christmas Bazaar & Pet Photos with Santa 10am-3pm Robert Cherry Civic Center 618.524.8939 Santa will make an appearance at noon. Intro to Astrology 1-3pm Wildhair Studio's Rock Shop 270.444.6115 Learn astrological basics such as the planets, signs, houses, aspects, & other important points. MSU Roping & Barrel Race Series 4pm William "Bill" Cherry Expo Center, MSU 270.227.3402 See November 17th description. Red, White & Blue Bash 5:30-7pm The Carson Center 270.444.0065 Have dinner with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra before the concert & celebrate our heroes. FREE Milner & Orr Annual Remembrance Service 6-7pm First Christian Church 270.444.0065 Come share in the beautiful music, photos & a candlelight service to remember your lost loved ones. This year Sarah Scheiber, nationally know speaker & musician, will be there. Everyone is invited to attend. Live Music 6pm-Midnight JP's Bar & Grill 270.442.2041 The night begins with music from Leight July, a one-woman band from Paducah with a folky-Americana sound. The closing musicians will be Von Strantz.



Fall-Fest Shopping Event 10am-3pm Stop by for some early Christmas shopping.

Mike Miller Co. Park 270.527.5284

FREE Thanksgiving Table Talk 6-7pm McCracken Co. Public Library @KFTCwesternkentucky 606.878.2161 An anti-racism workshop just in time for tough discussions at Thanksgiving. Join for training on how to talk about white supremacy, privilege, & anti-oppression work with family who may not all be on the same page.



Halfway to Lower Town 7-10pm Dry Ground Brewing Co. 270.201.2096 Come to the party & learn how to get involved in the upcoming 2018 Lower Town Arts & Music Festival.





fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.



Thanksgiving Brunch 10:30am-1:30pm Country Club of Paducah 270.554.7914 Enjoy a Thanksgiving brunch at the country club.




A Night of Disguise 7pm Soirees Event Center 270.557.7518 You don't want to miss this epic event for ages 30 & up. Dress to impress. Buffet dinner, cash bar, live band, featured DJ & a ton of fun. Get your mask & your dancing shoes ready.




FREE Christmas in 1850 10am-4pm LBL Homeplace 270.924.2299 Step back in time, make gingerbread cookies, see 1850 homes decorated for Christmas, sing carols & visit with Santa Claus! FREE Dickens of a Christmas 10am-4:30pm Downtown Paducah Riverfront 270.444.8690 There will be costumed characters, free Victorian Horse Carriage Rides, s'mores, Wassail, FREE coffee, & lots of shopping as well as lunch specials for the kids. Rocky 4pm Maiden Alley Cinema 270.442.7723 Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to




FREE Hanging of the Greens & Chili Supper 11:30am First Christian Church, Metropolis 618.524.7118 Help decorate the sanctuary with the greens of Christmas. Everyone is welcome to join in. FREE Kid's Christmas Crafts 11:30am-1pm Country Club of Paducah 270.554.7914 Kids are welcome to come create a gift to keep or give to family.

Murray Small Business Saturday All Day Murray, KY 270.809.2856 Help spread the word by inviting your friends to the event to shop small & rally for the Murray community.


Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Celebration 7:30pm-10:30pm The Carson Center 270.450.4444 Every year, a man with a white beard goes city to city giving the gift of Christmas joy, and his name is‌ William Lee Golden (were you expecting someone else?).




Tech on Tap - Innovating Spaces 6pm Dry Ground Brewing Co. 270.201.2096 Explore the innovation of space & chat with historic Coke Plant visionaries/owners. Find out how they pulled together unique & catalyzing businesses to create a funky, old & new center of commerce.



Aromatherapy Pain Relief Recipe Make & Take 6-7pm Wildhair Studio's Rock Shop 270.444.6115 Learn how to blend essential oils for a soothing pain relief formula for yourself or to give as a gift! You will have several aromatherapy recipes to choose from & everything is supplied. FREE McNet Knit-In 7pm-7am

McCracken Co. Public Library 270.442.2510

Get your knitting friends together & help make baby hats for newborns at Lourdes & Baptist hospitals. Patterns & supplies available. Light refreshments. All skill levels welcome.



FREE Hanging of the Greens 6pm Broadway United Methodist Church, Paducah 270.443.2401 Everyone is welcome to join the annual Hanging of the Greens.



Martina McBride 7:30pm Live in concert.

The Carson Center 270.450.4444




Opening Night: Elf, Jr. The Musical 7:30pm MainStage School of Performing Arts 270.558.4249 Bring the family for this musical's opening night, performed by some of our most talented children in the area.



FREE Candy Cane Hunt 1pm Carson Center Lawn 270.444.8508 Registration begins at 12:15pm. Ages 3 & under begin hunting at 1pm; Ages 4-6 begin hunting at 1:10pm; Ages 7-10 begin hunting at 1:20pm. FREE DIY Globe Ornament 1-3pm while supplies last Yeiser Art Center 270.442.2453 Let your child make their own globe ornament after hunting for candy canes on the Carson Center Lawn.

ON-GOING EVENTS & NOTICES FREE 4-H Dog Club: Obedience Class. McCracken County Cooperative Extension. MONDAYS 6pm Ages 9-19 learn tips & tricks for training their puppy. 270.554.9520 FREE Baby & Me McCracken County Public Library. TUESDAYS 11-11:30am; NOVEMBER 4 & 18 11-11:30am. Special story time for babies 0-2 years of age. Bags of Love McCracken Co. Cooperative Extension. 3 RD TUESDAYS 9:30am-12:30pm Bags provided to care for children's immediate needs. 270.554.9250




Ballard-Carlisle Historical & Genealogical Society Ballard-Carlisle Society/ Library Building, 257 4th St, Wickliffe. 4 TH SUNDAY 2pm (November-March). People who share a common interest in history & preserving the primary & secondary records in these counties. 270.210.3538 FREE Beginningn Genealogy: Intro to Genealogical Research. McCracken County Public Library, 555 Washington Street, Paducah. NOVEMBER 8, 15 & 22 5-8pm. Call 270.442.2510 to register. Charitable Bingo Ballard County Board of Education, 264 E Kentucky Drive, Barlow. THURSDAYS 270.665.9844 FREE Creation Station McCracken County Public Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room. SATURDAYS 1-4pm Turn your child's creativity into something they can design & build. Parents welcome to help! FREE Daughter Date Night. Graves County Public Library. 1ST TUESDAYS 5pm. Moms & daughters (ages 5-12) meet 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. 2 ND TUESDAYS 5pm Clue, Monopoly, Apples to Apples Jr., & Blink. Wii also available. Kids under the age of 10 should be with an adult. FREE Family Movie Night. Graves County Public Library. 3RD MONDAY 5pm Free drinks & popcorn served. Children under the age of 10 should be with an adult. Games & a chance to win a prize. Guided Meditation. Wildhair Studios' Rock Shop. 1ST TUESDAYS 6-7pm. 270.444.6115

Ham Radio License Courses. Calloway Co. Fire-Rescue. NOVEMBER 16-21 6pm 270.753.4112 Karaoke Mondays Big Apple Cafe, Murray, KY. MONDAYS 8pm-Midnight 270.759.8866 FREE Knitting (& Crocheting) Club. McCracken County Cooperative Extension. 1ST MONDAYS 9:30am Beginner through seasonal knitters welcome. 270.554.9520 Lake Barkley Beekeepers Association Meeting Calvary United Methodist Church, Mayfield. NOVEMBER 6 & DECEMBER 4 6:30pm. Discussions center on the current beekeeper topics followed by a potluck dinner. @ LakeBarkleyBeekeepers 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. 1 ST SUNDAYS 6-7pm. Discuss issues that hinder marriage & how to overcome them. 270.575.3823. FREE Love Books & Love Bikes? McCracken County Public Library. Check-out books; check-out a bike lock. (Use your library card.) McCracken County Humane Society Pet Adoptions. PetSmart. 3 RD WEDNESDAYS 10am–5pm FREE Mother Goose. Marshall County Public Library @Benton. WEDNESDAYS Stories, crafts & games for children 2-3. 10-10:30am FREE Paducah Community Chorus. First Christian Church. TUESDAYS 7pm. Open to the public. 270.443.8251 Paducah Farmers' Market. North 2nd & Monroe Streets. MONDAYS-FRIDAYS 7:30am-3:30pm; SATURDAYS 7:30am-2pm; 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. FREE Paws to Read. Graves County Public Library. 1ST THURSDAY Allowing children to read aloud to a therapy dog/cat for 15 minutes. Open to children in grades K-6. Paducah Photographer’s Club. Paducah School of Art & Design, 905 Harrison Street. 1ST MONDAYS 6:30pm. An opportunity to learn, share, network & form new friendships! 13th Annual Rivers Edge International Film Festival. Maiden Alley Cinema. NOVEMBER 2-5 Bringing independent film to the arts-oriented, midAmerican river town of Paducah. 270.442.7723 riversedgefilmfestival. com 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 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 Story Time McCracken County Public Library. TUESDAYS (except Oct. 10) 10am & 1pm. Join Ms. Nicole, Brary Bear, Ms. Michelle, Ms. Retta & Boby Dog for story time. FREE TAB (Teen Advisory Board). Graves County Public Library. EVERY OTHER THURSDAY Join TAB & help the library. There will be crafts, snacks, library projects, & special programming. Teens receive community service for participating. Must be between the ages of 1318.

FREE Tech @ Night. McCracken County Public Library. MONDAY-THURSDAY 5-8pm. Call 270.442.2510 to register. FREE Trivia Night Casa Mexicana, Paducah. MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 7pm Get your friends together for a night of great food & fun trivia. 270.442.1122 FREE Trivia Night Casa Laguna, Calvert City. TUESDAY NIGHTS Get your friends together for a night of great food & fun trivia. 270.395.0045 West Kentucky Treasure Preservation Society. Lebanon Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 4620 AT Massa Drive, Paducah. 1ST THURSDAY 7pm. Educational topic related to metal detecting/relic hunting. FREE Wonder Time McCracken County Public Library. NOVEMBER 7 & 21 4-6pm. Encouraging curiosity & promoting self-expression.

ART GALLERIES, EXHIBITIONS & MUSEUMS Art Guild of Paducah 115 Market House Square, Paducah. 1ST TUESDAYS 6pm. NOVEMBER 3 Opening Reception: New Clay Prints by William Renzulli 5-7pm 270.554.4803, 270.210.1465, 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 Clemens Fine Art Center Gallery 4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah. 270.534.3212 Hotel Metropolitan Museum 724 Oscar Cross Drive, Paducah. Once a hotel (built in 1909) to house African-American travelers, this museum pays tribute to African-American heritage & the well-known people who stayed there including Ike & Tina Turner & Louis Armstrong. 1ST FRIDAYS Fish Fry 11am Enjoy fish, white beans, hush puppies, & desert, and more. Everyone welcome. Call for price. 270.443.7918

Jefferson Street Studios 1149 Jefferson Street, Paducah. MONDAY-FRIDAY 1-4pm ; 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 Murray Art Guild 500 North 4th Street, Murray. TUESDAY-SATURDAY 10am-3pm; NOVEMBER 17-19 FREE Arts & Crafts Sale. 270.753.4059 National Quilt Museum 215 Jefferson Street, Paducah. Scheduled school groups of 10 or more are FREE. Guided tours available if preregistered a minimum of two weeks in advance. Adult Beginner Quilting Class. THURSDAYS 5:30-8:30pm; Volunteer Meeting. 1ST THURSDAY 2-3pm; Light Show from CQA. THROUGH DECEMBER 12; Tallgirl Series: A Body of Work. THROUGH JANUARY 9, 2018; Quilts of the Lakota. THROUGH DECEMBER 12 270.442.8856 Paducah School of Art & Design 409 Broadway Street, Paducah 270.408.4278

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Paducah Railroad Museum 200 Washington Street, Paducah WEDNESDAYFRIDAY 1-4pm; SATURDAY 10am-4pm $5 admission for adults, $2 for children under 12. 270.908.6451 River Discovery Center 117 S. Water Street, Paducah. MONDAY-SATURDAY 9:30am-5pm. SUNDAY 1-5pm 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 in the pilothouse simulator. 270.575.9958. Second Saturday Studio/Gallery Walk Lower Town Paducah 2ND SATURDAY Visit galleries & studios; open by appointment & special event weekends. Super Museum 517 Market Street, Metropolis Features 20,000+ items from the life's work of longtime Superman enthusiast & collector, Jim Hambrick wo has amassed one ofo the greatest collections of Superman memorabilia in the world. $5 admission. FREE Museum Day NOVEMBER 12 Yeiser Art Center 200 Broadway Street, Paducah. A permanent exhibition space & permanent collection as well as rotating exhibits; Art Through the Lens 2017 TUESDAY-SATURDAY 10am-5pm 270.442.2453 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

CHILD CARE Immanuel Baptist Church Preschool 3465 Buckner Lane, Paducah. Half-day enrichment classes beginning at 9am for 2-5 year olds. Lunch Bunch extended days on TUESDAYS THROUGH THURSDAYS until 2:30pm.

Minimum of two teachers per classroom. Professional & dedicated teachers. Imaginative learning environment where your child gets ready for their next step. 270.443.5306

CHILDREN'S & TEEN GROUPS Boy Scout Troop 1 Grace Episcopal Church, 820 Broadway Street, Paducah. MONDAYS 6:30pm 270.559.1515 Girl Scout Activity Listings &

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 FREE Dental Clinic for Veterans Anderson Technical Building, WKCTC. Dental hygiene clinic with free dental cleanings, fluoride & any necessary x-rays for military veterans. Appointment necessary with proof of military service & photo identification. WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2018 8am-1pm 270.534.3437 Domestic Violence Information Session McCracken County Courthouse, Family Court, Room “E” , Paducah. 270.443.6071, ext. 5. Feeding the Hungry–Community Ministries 1200 Jefferson Street, Paducah. Volunteers (age 14 & up) are needed to help serve free lunches. Shifts available from 9:45am–1:15pm, MONDAY-FRIDAY. Financial support welcomed! 270.575.3400 KY Poison Control Center

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FREE meals served: Family & Community Kitchen Meals/ Noon-1pm Fellowship. Broadway UMC, 701 Broadway Street, Paducah (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,

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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. Volunteers welcome. 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 Adult Ballet Class MHT Multi-Use (Finkel) building, Paducah. FRIDAYS 6-7pm Barre exercises, center floor combinations, & across the floor combinations. 270.444.6828

Adult Jazz Dance Class Barre Evolution, 701 Jefferson St, Paducah. WEDNESDAYS 6:45-7:30pm 270.519.2770 Barre Fitness Barre Evolution, 701 Jefferson St, Paducah. WEDNESDAYS 5:456:30pm; FRIDAYS 9am-9:45pm ; SUNDAYS 2:30-3:15pm Infuses yoga & pilates with fundamentals of ballet. 270.519.2770 Barre/Flexibility Class Barre Evolution, 701 Jefferson St, Paducah. SATURDAYS 1010:45am Infuses yoga & pilates with fundamentals of ballet. 270.519.2770 Beginner Pole Verticality Pole and Aerial Fitness, 314 Broadway, Ste 102, Paducah. MONDAYS-WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS 4-5pm, TUESDAYS-THURSDAYS 5-6pm; SATURDAYS 9-10am 270.349.0421 Beginner Silks Verticality Pole and Aerial Fitness, 314 Broadway, Ste 102, Paducah. MONDAYS 6-7pm, WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS 1-2pm 270.349.0421 Burlesque Fusion Verticality Pole and Aerial Fitness, 314 Broadway, Ste 102, Paducah. WEDNESDAYS 6-7pm 270.349.0421 Clubhouse at the Market House Session #2 132 Market House Square, Paducah. SATURDAYS THROUGH NOVEMBER 18 10am Ages 4-6. Create a secret handshake, then act out a new story each week! Financial scholarships available. 270.444.6828 Co-ed Pole Verticality Pole and Aerial Fitness, 314 Broadway, Ste 102, Paducah. THURSDAYS 6-7pm 270.349.0421 Comedy Improv Market House Theatre, 132 Market House Square, Paducah. SATURDAYS THROUGH NOVEMBER 18 11am 9th-12th graders learn to think on their feet & hone their acting skills through improvisation games. 270.444.6828 DanceMHT. Market House Theatre. Children PreK through high school. $30-35 per month. 270.444.6828 Disney's Little Mermaid, Shawnee Community College. NOVEMBER2-4 Come join the cast of Little Mermaid Under the Sea for the exciting & magical story. 618.634.3200 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. 270.444.8508 Floorplay & Flow Verticality Pole and Aerial Fitness, 314 Broadway, Ste 102, Paducah. TUESDAYS 6-7pm 270.349.0421 Footlights Market House Theatre. Children ages 4-18. Financial scholarships available. 270.444.6828 Group Training Run, West Kentucky Runners Club. Summer Hill Ct (off Friedman Lane between Pines Road & Hwy 60 in Paducah). TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 5am. 8 mile run. Intermediate Pole Verticality Pole and Aerial Fitness, 314 Broadway, Ste 102, Paducah. MONDAYS 5-6pm, THURSDAYS 4-5pm; SATURDAYS 10-11am 270.349.0421




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. 270.559.1409 Morning Power Yoga True North Yoga, 3121 Broadway, Paducah. MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS 5:30-6:30am 270.331.1914 Murder at the Howard Johnson's. Purchase Players CPAC. NOVEMBER 3-4 7pm; NOVEMBER 5 2:30pm All is fair in love? Even murder? A three scene love triangle that leads to murder. Help solve the mystery! 270.759.1752 Night Moves Dance Club American Legion, 425 Legion Drive. THURSDAYS 6-9pm, line dancing & couple’s classes. $4 at the door. 270.442.3186 Open Gym Verticality Pole and Aerial Fitness, 314 Broadway, Ste 102, Paducah. MONDAYS, TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS until 2pm. 270.349.0421 Ripcord. Market House Theatre, 132 Market House Square, Paducah. NOVEMBER 9-19 In the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, the cantankerous Abby has to share her living space with the infuriating, chipper, newly-arrived Marilyn. A feud between the two women results in a bet to determin who stays and who goes. 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. 270.924.1131

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 Back to the Moon for Good. Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory, 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond. MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY 12-12:45pm. Not since the Apollo missions 40 years ago has there been this much lunar exploration. 270.924.2233 FREE Boot Camp for Artists. MSU Paducah Regional Campus: Crisp Center. NOVEMBER 3 8:30am. Are you struggling to grow your artistic skills & interests from a hobby into a creative business? Sign up today for this one-day boot camp that offers all the necessary resources to turn what you love to do into a viable business. Registration required. 270.809.2856 Center for Gifted Studies. 3205 Alexander Hall, Murray State University. Professional development programs for teachers, regional & international enrichment opportunities for gifted students during the academic year & summers, informational & assessment services to parents. 270.809.2539 or FREE C.H.A.M.P., Christian Homeschoolers All Meet & Play. United Methodist Church Gym, Ledbetter. MONDAYS 2:30-4:30pm. Bring skates or sports equipment. Sherry Layne–Smith 270.928.4368 smith731@

Tennis Apprentice Program Chad Gamble Tennis Facility, Paducah Tilghman High School. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 6-7:30pm For adult beginners. 270.217.0717 Twerk It Out Verticality Pole and Aerial Fitness, 314 Broadway, Ste 102, 270.349.0421 Paducah. FRIDAYS 5-6pm; SATURDAYS 11am-12pm 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. 270.331.0366 Yoga Foundations True North Yoga, 3121 Broadway, Paducah. THURSDAYS 10am An ongoing class for beginners & continuing beinners. Everyone welcome. 270.331.1914 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.

EDUCATION & CAMPS FREE 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 & practice new skills & encourage each other in our projects. 270.554.9520




FREE Computer Basics for Beginners Class. Calloway County Public Library. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 6-7:30pm. 270.753.2288 FREE Diabetes Classes. Baptist Health, Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2, Paducah. Certified diabetes instructor to assist with any question or concerns. A physician order is required. NOVEMBER 7 & 9 1-4pm 270.575.2721 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. 270.924.2233 Families on the Spectrum Lourdes Garden Room. Refreshments provided & guest speakers quarterly. See our Facebook page for upcoming meetings & times. 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. 270.206.8690 From Earth to the Universe. Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory, 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond. EVERY DAY 2-2:45pm.

Heartland Christian Home Educators offers support, field trips, & fellowship for home school families in western Kentucky & southern Illinois. To 618.638.3289. Parent support group meetings on the 1ST­ TUESDAY of December, March, & May at St. John’s Church, 6201 Waldo Church Rd, Metropolis, IL. Open to the public. Family Night on the 3RD FRIDAYS Junior Quilters National Quilt Museum, 215 Jefferson St, Paducah. 1 ST TUESDAY 2:30-4:30pm. For details, call 270.442.8856 or visit KATS Homeschool Club, Paducah meets twice a month. Christian fellowship, play-dates, field trips & more. Field trips twice monthly. 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. 270.331.1750 kywgcap. org or 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. 800.525.7077 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 Musical Theatre Clinic. MainStage School of Performing Arts. NOVEMBER 4 Learn the ins & outs of musical theatre. McKAGE (McCracken County Chapter of Kentucky Association of Gifted Education.) Monthly lunch meetings at local schools. Noon– 1pm. Danette Humphrey, 270.442.5172 Paducah Parks Services offers classes for children, teens, & adults. Classes include art lessons, martial arts, soccer & dance. 270.444.8508 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. 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 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




FREE Quilt Club. McCracken County Cooperative Extension Office. Any age & any skill level is welcome. 3RD MONDAYS 9:30am-2pm. 270.554.9520 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 Beginning Sock Class. Itty Bitty Knitty Shop, 1920 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah. Learn to make socks in three weekly sessions! SATURDAYS 11am-1pm. 270.709.3270 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 Afraid to speak in public? Learn to speak powerfully in an exciting, fun environment. Visitors welcome. 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 solar eclipse. Recommended for ages 6 & above. 800.525.7077 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. 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. 1 ST & 3RD TUESDAYS 11am. All seniors welcome. 270.443.6206 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.

view birds & wildflowers along the nature trail; learn about the site's history. 270.335.3681

Kentucky Grandparents over the age of 60 who are primary caregivers may be eligible for state assistance. 877.352.5183

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. 270.442.8993 or 270.443.8579

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 & 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 Dance. Trigg Co. Senior Citizens Center, 127 Joy Lane, Cadiz. 2ND & 4TH THURSDAY 6:30-8:30pm. $5 admission. 270.522.8341 Senior Medicare Patrol Sr. Center 1400 HC Mathis Drive. 8am-4pm most TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS 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 TUESDAYS for Seniors Wickliffe Mounds. 9am-4:30pm. Special discounted rate. Tour the site & museum; have a leisurly walk around the mounds;

Water Aerobics Brooks Indoor Pool. Broadway United Methodist Church, 701 Broadway. MONDAY–FRIDAY 10am. $25 per month. 270.443.1778

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. Baptist Health has meetings & groups for: Cancerport Breast Cancer, Prepared Childbirth, Baby Care, Family, CPR, Menopause, Radiation Therapy for New Patients, 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. 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).

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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 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 Healthcare Payment Assistance Program provides assistance to uninsured working adults in our community by helping pay for basic healthcare needed to stay healthy & employed. Assistance is available for primary care, prescription medicine, dental care, prescription eyeglasses & hearing aids. Clients must live and/or work in the counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Marshall, McCracken & Massac (IL). Eligible individuals receive services from approved St. Nick program partners. 270.538.9010 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 9am–1pm). Budget Store phone number: 270.442.9351; Help Line phone number: 270.575.1008;

PARENTING SUPPORT FREE Breastfeeding Class. Baptist Health, Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2, Paducah. Preparing expectant mothers for the breastfeeding experience. NOVEMBER 20 6-8pm Call 270.575.2721 to register.

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, Medical Park 2, Baptist Health, Paducah. NOVEMBER 4 9am-1pm & NOVEMBER 6 & 13 5-7pm. Class designed to help expectant parents in their second or third trimester learn about the labor & delivery process. Call 270.575.2229 to register. FREE Sibling Class. Baptist Health, Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2, Paducah. Helps prepare children ages 2-9 for the arrival of a new brother or sister. NOVEMBER 20 5-6pm Call 270.575.2721 to register.

RELIGIOUS SERVICES & MEETINGS Amazing Grace Lutheran Church 1601 Jefferson Street, Paducah | 270.933.1215 SUNDAY Service 10am; Education Hour 8:45am Antioch Missionary Baptist Church 3986 State Route 1372, Bardwell | @abcbardwell SUNDAY School 10am; Worship Service 11am; Night Worship 5pm; WEDNESDAY Worship & Youth 7pm

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 Hope Unlimited Family Care Center empowers families & supports our community to grow stronger. Some of the free & confidential services include pregnancy testing, mentoring, & job training. The Paducah location has sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing, as well as a prenatal care clinic & 4-D ultrasound. All locations have a Hope's Closet Community Store, offering items for the entire family at thrift store prices. 270.442.1166 or 618.524.5730 in Metropolis. FREE Kangaroo Klub for Breastfeeding & Expecting Mothers. Baptist Health, Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2, Paducah. NOVEMBER 3 1-2:30pm Call 270.575.2721 tp register. 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




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 & 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. NOVEMBER 29 Hanging of the Greens 6pm; DECEMBER 3 Christmas for Everyone Advent Walk 4-6pm 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

Calvary Temple Church 2685 US 641, Murray | 270.753.7389 SUNDAY School 9:45am, Worship 10:45am, Prayer Service 6pm; WEDNESDAY Group study 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 Faith Center of Paducah 4465 Hansen Rd, Paducah | 270.443.3110 | SUNDAY Service 10am; WEDNESDAY Service 6:30pm 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; NOVEMBER 4 FREE Christmas Village Bazzar 9am-2pm; NOVEMBER 4 FREE Annual Salad Luncheon 11am-




1pm; NOVEMBER 26 FREE Hanging of the Greens & Chili Supper 11:30am First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 415 Audobon Dr, Paducah | 270.443.8251 | SUNDAY School 9:30am (Classes for all ages); Worship 10:45am; Study Group 4pm; TUESDAYS Girl Scouts 4:30pm; Choir practice 5:15pm; THURSDAYS Gambler's Anonymous 7pm (618.570.4882); 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; DECEMBER 3 Christmas for Everyone Advent Walk 4-6pm First United Methodist Church 100 East 5th Street, Metropolis | 618.524.9325 | SUNDAY Worship Service 10am & 5pm; Classes for all ages 9am 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


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; DECEMBER 3 Christmas for Everyone Advent Walk 4-6pm 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; Bible Journaling 9am-12pm; NOVEMBER 9 Rise Out of the Dark FREE Music Concert 7pm

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

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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

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

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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; THURSDAY Women's Bible Study 9pm

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; Evening Worship 6:30pm; WEDNESDAY Prayer Meeting 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 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 Massac United Methodist Church 2065 Mayfield-Metropolis Rd, Paducah | 270.554.2921 | SUNDAY School 10am; Worship 11am; Youth Group 4:30pm; Evening Worship 6pm; WEDNESDAY Bible Study 6:30pm




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 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

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

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

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

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; NOVEMBER 10 BAZAAR 10am; Fish Fry 4:306:30pm Rosebower Baptist Church 1120 Tyree Road, Paducah | 270.898.3385 | SUNDAY School 9:45am; Worship Service 10:45am & 6pm; Adult Choir practice 4:45pm; WEDNESDAY Awana & Youth Service 6:30pm; Evening Service 7pm

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church 1518 J H O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers | 270.395.4727 | WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY Mass 9am; SUNDAY 8am 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; NOVEMBER 4-5 Holiday Bazaar & Luncheon 9:30am-2pm; DECEMBER 3 Christmas for Everyone Advent Walk 4-6pm St. John Catholic Church 6705 Old Hwy 45, Paducah | 270.554.3810 | Mass Schedule TUESDAY–SATURDAY 7:30am; SATURDAY 5am; SUNDAY 7:30am & 9:30am




St. Matthew Lutheran Church 2701 Broadway St, Paducah | 270.442.8294 SUNDAY Worship 9:30am; 1st & 3 rd 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 10am; 1ST FRIDAYS MASS 6pm with Adoration 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. 270.534.9000; 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 Trace Creek Baptist Church 330 Joe Clifton Dr, Paducah | 270.442.4104 | FRIDAY Lay–led Services 5:30pm; Rabbi–led Services 7pm; NOVEMBER 17 FREE Beautiful Broken Life Tour 7-9:30pm 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 Victory Assembly Worship Center 1345 N. Friendship Rd, Paducah | 270.554.7500 | SUNDAY School 9:30am; Worship 10:30am & 6pm; WEDNESDAY Worship Service & Bible Study 7pm




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; DECEMBER 3 Christmas for Everyone Advent Walk 4-6pm 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

60 Nichols Avenue Marion, KY 42064 270.965.0074

1117 Brookhaven Franklin, KY 42134 270.598.8831

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

SUPPORT GROUPS FREE Alzheimer's Support Group. Graves County Public Library 1ST WEDNESDAY Respite provided with one day notice for $6.60/hour. 270.564.4498. FREE Arthritis Support Group. Carson-Myre Heart Center Conference Room, Baptist Health Paducah. NOVEMBER 6 12-1pm 270.575.2721 FREE Cancerport Breast Cancer Support Group. Oncology Resource Room, Baptist Health Paducah. NOVEMBER 21 6pm Providing support for those diagnosed with breast cancer and living in recovery. 270.575.2721 FREE Diabetes Support Group. Baptist Health, Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2, Paducah. NOVEMBER 1 1-2pm 270.575.2721 FREE Grief Support. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. Sponsored by Milner & Orr. 1ST FRIDAYS 5-9pm 270.898.8796 FREE Grief Support Lunch. Luke’s Truckstop, Arlington. 1ST TUESDAYS 11:30am. lfondaw@lourdes– 270.415.3607.

859 Veterans Avenue Kevil, KY 42053 270.462.2400

1002 N. 32nd Street Paducah, KY 42001 270.443.2332


803 Maple Street Princeton, KY 42445 270.365.0092



FREE Healthy Grieving Group. Paducah Lourdes North Plaza. MONDAYS (except holidays). 5pm. 270.415.3636 FREE Hospice Grief Support Group. Lourdes North Plaza, 911 Joe Clifton Drive, Paducah. MONDAYS except holidays. 5-6:30pm. 270.415.3636 FREE Lymphedema Support Group. Baptist Health, Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2, Paducah. NOVEMBER 13 5:30pm 270.575.2721

FREE The Seasons of Honor: Caring for the Caregiver Support Group First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Entry 5, 2890 Broadway, Paducah. NOVEMBER 6 6:30pm Topic: Maintaining & Improving Brain Health. 270.442.2728 FREE Survivors of Suicide United Church of Paducah, 4600 Buckner Ln. For anyone whose life has been touched by the unique grief of suicide. 1 ST TUESDAYS 270.442.3722

FREE Men’s Coffee Grief Education & Support Group. Bob Evans Restaurant, Paducah. 1ST THURSDAYS except holidays. 8am. 270.415.3632 FREE Now & Beyond Grief Support Group for Widows & Widowers. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. 2ND FRIDAYS 6-8am 270.898.8796 or 270.534.4200. FREE Overeaters Anonymous. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Rosenthal Room, Paducah. WEDNESDAYS 5:30-6:30pm Spiritual program of recovery. No weigh-ins, dues or fees.. 270.556.8873 FREE Parkinson's Support Group. Baptist Health, Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2, Paducah. NOVEMBER 1 & 15 9:30-11:30am 270.575.2721 FREE Stroke Support Group. Carson-Myre Heart Center Conference Room, Baptist Health Paducah. NOVEMBER 6 3-4:30pm Stroke survivors & their caregivers, family & friends are invited. Light refreshments served. Call 270.575.2721 to register.

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by Amy Noles

A Season for Bazaars!


hen I want a unique or hand-crafted gift at Christmas I look for the date of a local Holiday bazaars. The best time for a fundraiser such as this is during the fall and winter – peak shopping season. The Holiday bazaar has become a tradition for many churches, schools, charities and non-profit organizations. People are getting into the holiday spirit and are looking to buy crafts homemade gifts and baked goods.

Quilt Lovers of Murray has its annual bazaar on November 4th from 9am-1pm, at the Calloway County Public Library. In addition to having hand-crafted items for sale, they will have about 15 quilts, ranging in size from baby quilts to queen-size quilts, made by their members for sale. Their popular Bed Turning will be at 11 am. A new feature this year will be a Parade of Quilts, highlighting this year’s President’s Challenge, at 12:30 p.m.

Our area is full of these events over the next two months so to get you in the shopping mood, and to help these fine folks raise some funds, we’ve compiled a list of just a few of the bazaars going on this November.

Immanuel Baptist Church in Paducah will have their 23rd annual bazaar on November 4th from 10am – 2pm. There are three main parts to the bazaar: a section where arts and crafts plus homemade baked goods are sold, trash & treasure (which is a gym full of used items, akin to a church-wide yard sale), and the luncheon.

November 4-5

Humane Society of Calloway County will be hosting their Holiday Bazaar and Bake sale on November 4th, from 9am - 2pm at the Weaks Community Center at 607 Poplar Street in Murray. They count on proceeds from the bazaar to help support their many service programs including animal assistance, spay/neuter Assistance and Good Samaritan programs. They will be showcasing baked goods, homemade pet treats, gift items, woodworking, painting, sculpture, stained glass, fabric work, etc. If you have questions about donating items to the bazaar, or general questions, call 270.759.1884, or email humanesociety@

Proceeds from the bazaar support ministry, missions, and outreach of Immanuel Baptist Church as we seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our world. For more info, call 270.443.5306. St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church Holiday Bazaar & Luncheon will be held at 6th & Broadway in Paducah on Saturday and Sunday, November 4th and 5th, from 9:30am-2pm. The bazaar opens at 9:30. Lunch begins at 10am. There will be crafts, Christmas decorations, unique gift baskets for holiday giving and home-baked items. All proceeds from this event will benefit the St. Francis de Sales Restoration Fund.




November 10-11

Rosary Chapel Bazaar will be on Friday, November 10th from 10am6:30pm. They will also have a fish fry starting at 4:30pm and veterans eat half price which will be $5. Join the McCracken County Cooperative Extension for their Annual Homemaker Holiday Bazaar on November 11th from 9am- 1pm, their yearly fundraiser for the McCracken County Cooperative Extension Homemakers Association! Enjoy a BBQ lunch for just $5, then shop among local vendors for gifts like essential oils, cookbooks, baked goods, homemade crafts, note cards, cosmetics and more. For more information, call them at 270.554.9520. The Hendron Holiday Bazaar at Hendron Volunteer Fire Department will be held on November 11th, from 10am-4pm. There will be lots of vendors including DoTerra, Say What Creations, LipSense, Pampered Chef, DotDotSmile, Thirty One, Usborne, Scentsy, Mary K, Ketos, Bear Paws, Grandmas Goodies and more, along with door prizes that you do not have to be present to win. St. John’s Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 11th, from 10am-2pm at 6725 US Highway 45 in South Paducah. Holiday arts and crafts will be included along with paintings, baked goods, candles, woodworking, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Premier Designs Jewelry, DoTerra, Tupperware, S i m p l y D r e s s e s Boutique Clothing, Scentsy, Bee Barn, 31 Bags, and more. Enjoy food by Dr. Jeff and Bear’s Cookin’.

November 18

Easter Seals West Kentucky Holiday Bazaar will be November 18th at their Adult Center located at 2229 Mildred Street in Paducah from 10am-3pm. Many local vendors will be set up with great gifts ideas for the people on your Christmas list. They also have vendor tables still available. Anybody interested in renting a table space can contact 270.443.1200. The Project Hope Christmas Bazaar & Pet Photos with Santa will be held on November 18, from 10am-3pm at the Robert Cherry Civic Center. Santa will be available for pet photos starting at noon. Bear on the Air barbecue will be available along with bake sale items, great booths and great Christmas gifts. If you’re interested in renting booth space, please email them at for more information.

December 2

Calloway County’s Unified Champion Schools club will be hosting a Shop Local Holiday Bazaar in the CCHS cafeteria on December 2th from 10am-2pm. Santa will also be there for your kiddos to enjoy some cookies & milk along with coloring to keep them occupied while you shop! Photos with Santa will be made. Bazaar admission is free. Kiddos wishing to visit Santa and enjoy coloring, cookies & milk will cost $3 per child or $5 for two. Each child will have their picture taken with Santa and will receive a 4"x6" photo. Vendors please email or sara. to reserve your spot. Reservations must be received by November 29. The Calvert City Area Development Association (CADA) Annual Bazaar is being held at the Calvert City Civic Center on December 2 from 10am- 3pm. They will be showcasing vendors from Pampered Chef, Avon, Tupperware, Paparazzi, along with local vendors with ceramic Christmas trees, woodworking, wreaths, croqueted items and clothes. If you are interested in being a part of this event, call Von Puckett at 270.559.0380. All booth rental proceeds benefit the Calvert City/Sharpe Resource Center. We’ve tried our best to include all the local bazaars we could find information on. If your organization is holding one that we didn’t mention, we encourage you to tell folks about it by entering the information as a new event on Merry Christmas and happy shopping.






by Sarah Ladd

Get Your Moves On! West Kentucky Chess Announces K-12 Fall Tournament Schedule


hess is a classic game and carries an appeal that has spread across centuries. The first traces of the game are as old as the 6th century Gupta Empire in northern India, during which time it was called chaturanga, a Sanskrit word meaning four divisions. This word had a military background, and referred to pieces in the game - knight, rook, bishop, and pawn.

When the Arabs  conquered Persia, chess was taken up by the Muslim world and subsequently, through the Moorish conquest of Spain, spread to Southern  Europe. The modern game we play today formed later, around 1200. The first chess tournament was held in 1851 in London and it became a loved sport.

classroom setting), and advising the community on how to work with the Kentucky Chess Association. His big goal is helping the club become self-sustaining at the local-level.

Kentucky Chess Association

WKC is a part of the Kentucky Chess Association (KCA). This organization functions as the primary scholastic affiliate for the state, under the United States Chess Federation (USCF), and has been active for several decades. Knight served as their Quad A coordinator for years, but said, “the increase in regional chess growth required more than just regional coordinator, so WKC was created.”

West Kentucky Chess

Tom Knight began the West Kentucky Chess (WKC) club at Graves County High School in 2009. Between 2009 and 2014, he turned the high school club into a district-wide chess program that is now self-sustaining. Its funding comes from a district chess ‘booster club’. WKC’s goal is to provide a fun and entertaining option for families and individuals through the game of chess. Since the creation of the club Knight has been able to provide the region with several chess tournament opportunities - both open and scholastic. He is currently working to get more school teams involved in the regional chess season. He does this through multi-week chess instructional classes, coaches trainings (both on the job and formal




Fall schedule for K-12

sure each player gets to play someone as close to their playing ability as possible. The colors are swapped each round, so usually in a 4-round event, every player will play the same color twice.

WKC has released their Chess Membership Tournament schedule for 2017-2018 for K-12 students. Below are these fall tournaments and they have also scheduled a variety of events for the spring of 2018. November 4th ....................... Murray Scholastic, Murray November 11th ....................................................... OPEN DATE November 18th ....... McCracken Co. Scholastic, Paducah December 2 ..... Louisville Winter Scholastic, Louisville nd

December 9th ............ Blue Knights Scholastic, Marion December 16th ..................................................... OPEN DATE


The types of chess events that fall under the KCA and USCF are rated through a national database that compares every chess player within it based on their playing ability. This both provides players with an idea of how well they play, and how to progress as they improve. “Without a rating system, players would have really tough time determining how they compare among each other and strangers throughout the country,” Knight explained. West Kentucky Chess will run an event based on what is asked of it by a tournament organizer. They try to promote only rated chess events, but sometimes newer programs, and groups of potential competition players want to get a feel for how a rated chess tournament is conducted, so they also do unrated events upon request. All Rated events are run by USCF certified tournament directors, and experienced organizers. The events follow USCF tournament rules.

Swiss Style Games

Most all chess events will be Swiss styled. This means that every player will play an opponent each round. Each round, players are paired with an opponent based on their national rating to assist in making




Timing Codes

Timing codes are established to determine how long each game will last in a section. Each player will get the same amount of time per round to play their side. For example, each player might get 30 minutes plus a 5 second delay for the entirety of their game. They will use a chess clock that counts down from 30 and stops each time they finish their move. This event is following the predetermined timing code guidelines the Quad A coaches agreed to this summer. Timing codes are determined by grade level.

How opponents are determined

Each section is based on grade level. The K-3 section allows for Kindergartners through 3rd graders to play together, the K-5 section allows for Kindergartners through 5th grade to play together, and so forth. However, players can only play up. No player can play below their grade level in a section. There are more specific rules found in the KCA Bluebook for coaches, parents, and players to familiarize themselves with as they compete.


There are often prizes for rated events. Scholastic prizes are usually awards like ribbons, medals, and trophies for individuals and teams within a section. Open events are often cash prizes for each section and are based on a players rating. For more information about WKC and upcoming tournaments, or to request private, group, family or school lessons and classes please visit and follow their Facebook page, @westkychess.


iPLAY by Amy Noles

Be Our Guest! Graves County HS Presents


raves County High School musical theater and orchestra students have joined together this year and are presenting Disney’s award-winning musical, “Beauty and the Beast.” Student actors bring the story to life, in dialog and song – with the accompaniment of a full orchestra, performing live!

General admission shows are at 7pm on Friday, November 17, and at 2:30pm on Saturday, November 18. Season Events Series tickets will be honored and reserved seating will be available for the 7 pm performance on November 18.  This musical is directed by 2nd year GCHS teacher Makenzie Kauffman. She teaches the musical theatre class and directs the fall musical each year. She also teaches Women’s Choir, Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Show Choir, and History and Appreciation of the Visual and Performing Arts. Last year’s successful fall musical was “The Pajama Game.” “Putting on a production of a well-known show is not easy, as there are certain expectations that come along with it,” Kauffman told me.  “These young performers show their dedication and passion for musical theatre, and this show, in every single rehearsal.  Directing this production has been an absolute treat for me, and I cannot wait to see these students shine even brighter come show time!” 

CAST: Belle played by Senior Felicity Spurgeon “This show has absolutely made my senior year and I can’t wait to share it with everyone else,” Spurgeon told me. “The cast is amazing and we’ve all worked so hard to put this together. My favorite part is the Be Our Guest number.”

Mrs. Potts played by Junior Emmy Shoulta

Cogsworth played Senior Gabbie Lamb “I think my favorite part in the whole show is specifically... the kick line!” Shoulta told me. “My favorite part is yelling not to do the kick line... then ending up in it.” Lamb responded.

The Beast played by Sophomore Noah Saxon “This show is one of the best things to have happened to me in a while!” said Saxon. “I love being a part of this great project!”




Black, Gaston – Evan Williams, D’Arque – Allyson Pair, Babette – Mollie Beck, Chip – Rebekah Brown, Madame La Grande Da Bouche – Julianna Sims

Beauty and the Beast: The Musical

The music for Beauty and the Beast was composed by Alan Menken, with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. It’s based on a book by Linda Woolverton, that was adapted from Walt Disney Pictures’ Academy Awardwinning 1991 animated musical film of the same name. The original story is a classic French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, also called Beauty and the Beast.

LeFou played Junior Tate Keeling “I love being in the show!” Keeling quipped. “And my favorite part is performing with this great cast.”

Lumiere played by Senior Ryan Loaiza “This beast of a show includes adventure and entertainment in a tale as old as time!” Loaiza added. “It’s going to be lit (get it- because I’m a candle), so come see us!” Other cast members include: Narrator - Dakota Dunn, Young Prince Nathan Smith, Old Beggar Woman - Alyssia Brow, Maurice – Michael




Each adaptation follows basically the same plot. It is the story of a cold-blooded prince who has been magically transformed into an unsightly creature as punishment for his selfish ways. To revert into his true human form, the Beast must first earn the love of a bright, beautiful young woman whom he has imprisoned in his enchanted castle before it is too late.

Be Their Guest!

Beauty and The Beast is at the Graves County Schools Performing Arts Center, located at the corner of Graves County High School nearest the intersection of the Purchase Parkway and Kentucky Highway 121. All tickets are priced at $6 for adults and $3 for students. To learn more or to reserve tickets, email, or phone her at 270.970.3416. You may also visit their website: graves.

iDOCTOR by Dr. Sarah Shelton Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Freshman Fallout Understanding the First Year College Experience


t seems like yesterday…you were moving your child into a cramped college dorm. There were tears and hugs and smiles and more hugs. It is a time of joy and pride at the accomplishment and the milestone in development. You probably breathed a sigh of relief that your family was entering a new phase that had long been worked toward and looked forward to.

College life is demanding

Unfortunately, the excitement may not last for the new college freshman. About this time of the first semester, many students begin to have difficulty adjusting. College life is demanding in many ways that may be a surprise to both you and the new student. Being responsible for laundry, cleaning, food, shopping, and finances, (combined with a demanding class load and social pressures,) may prove overwhelming to some young adults. Many may be lonely because they are far away from family and friends who served as a support system. Some parents may literally get a call from their child ‘begging’ to come home because “I hate it here!” For other families, the first indication that there is an adjustment problem may be that first visit home during fall break or the holidays.

It takes time to adjust

Maladjustment issues in new college students are common and you should not panic. You should also not ignore the signs. What is the most effective way to deal with this difficult situation? You may initially feel frustrated and angry, especially if your family sacrificed financially for this young adult to pursue this journey. But now is not the time to address that. Your child needs your help, even if he or she seems distant, unappreciative, or even resentful. The family needs to rally in support of the struggling college student. This is a pivotal point. Your child can overcome this adjustment hurdle and go on to fulfill his or her academic and professional dreams. Or, your child can abandon all of those goals due to feeling overwhelmed, criticized, and perceiving his or herself as a failure.

Your previously well-groomed offspring may have taken on an unkempt appearance. He/she may show significant weight gain or loss. They may have trouble sleeping or sleep too much. You may notice signs of reckless behavior, such as use of illegal substances or abuse of alcohol. Around this time, some begin to miss classes from over sleeping or being unprepared for an exam. A lack of motivation to do anything may be prominent. Grades may be falling at an alarming rate to both student and parents. Often, there is a notable change in mood that can present as depression, anxiety, irritability, or anger.




Keep communication open

Encourage open discussion by not being judgmental and critical. Give your child an opportunity to tell you what the concerns are. If he or she knows that you are willing to listen and offer loving support, it will keep the lines of communication open. Thank goodness for cell phones - you are only a push button away. Help with establishing a plan to succeed on a daily basis. The plan should include things like time management, anticipating and brainstorming around obstacles, and breaking what seem like major tasks into smaller more manageable ones. This will give your child a sense of control and reduce their perception of being overwhelmed.

Seek professional help

If you feel you have offered all the moral and practical support you can, and your student is still suffering from maladjustment, you may need to seek the help of a professional. Most universities have a Psychological Center where students can go for help at minimal or no charge. They are staffed by graduate level psychology students who are supervised by Doctors of Psychology who are Licensed Clinical Psychologists. If a student has concerns about privacy because he or she may be in class with a care provider, it is always an option see a Psychologist in private practice.

An adjustment period

Now, a word of encouragement: Many college students experience adjustment problems during their first semester. Most of the time, (especially if professional help is sought,) adjustment improves along with all of the associated issues of concern. You can then send your child back off to college with another hug, another smile, another “I’m so proud of you,” and with a sigh of relief that this time is probably lasting.




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by William Adams, II, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Specialist The Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky

Foot and Ankle Disorders are Common in Young Children & Pre-Teens


ome pediatric foot and ankle conditions are visible at birth, others are not visible until the child begins walking, and some don’t show up until pre-teen age.

activity. Symptoms of pediatric flatfoot may include pain, tenderness, cramping, fatigue, awkwardness in walking, difficulty wearing shoes in physical activities.

Treatment of pediatric disorders is recommended as soon as the condition appears. If your child is experiencing pain or difficulty walking, or if you’re concerned about the appearance or flexibility of your child’s foot, you should never wait to contact a foot and ankle specialist, to prevent more lengthy treatment down the road. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment to address any concern. Below are condition and treatment descriptions of a few common pediatric foot and ankle conditions.

TREATMENT: The severity of your child’s symptoms will determine the treatment plan. For children with no painful symptoms, treatment includes merely an observation of their growth or potentially custom orthotics, depending on severity of the condition.

NEW-BORN CONDITION - Metatarsus Adductus

CONDITION: If a child has a foot that turns inward at birth, he or she may have Metatarsus Adductus. This is a foot deformity that affects only the front half of the foot. This genetic condition is fairly common. TREATMENT: If the foot is flexible and there are no difficulties straightening it or moving in different directions, it may not require any treatment – but, it should be closely observed as your child grows.  If problems with their gait, or pain when walking, treatment is required. An orthopedic foot and ankle specialist should be contacted to assess the condition and determine the appropriate treatment. A common first treatment approach is to teach stretching exercises that can be at administered at home, to help the foot adjust to a normal position. In some cases, the child may wear a splint or special shoes to hold the foot in the correct position. Surgery is rarely needed. If deemed necessary, it will be delayed until the child is 4-6 years of age. It is critical that a child with this condition is seen by a specialist and monitored as they grow because patients with Metatarsus Adductus often have significant foot issues later in life without proper treatment from the beginning.

PEDIATRIC CONDITION - Pediatric Flatfoot

CONDITION: Typically, arches do not develop in children until the age of 3 or 4. Pediatric Flatfoot is characterized by the partial or total collapse of the arch in the feet. Some children experience no negative symptoms while others experience pain and a limitation of

An accurate diagnosis by a foot and ankle specialist is the first step in helping your child with pediatric flatfoot. The physician will examine your child’s foot while standing, walking and sitting. X-rays will be taken to determine the severity of the problem. The condition will be diagnosed, and appropriate treatment will be offered. Treatment can include custom orthotics, physical therapy, shoe modifications, and temporary use of anti-inflammatory medications to reduce pain.

PRE-TEEN CONDITION - Pediatric Heel Pain

CONDITION: A common question parents approach a Foot and Ankle Specialist with is “Why does my child complain of heel pain?” There are numerous causes for pediatric heel pain. The most common cause is Sever’s disease. It most often affects 8-14 year olds who are involved sports that involve a good deal of running and jumping. The cause is an inflammatory condition affecting the growth plate in the back of the heel at the point where the Achilles tendon inserts. This condition is often accompanied by tightness of the Achilles tendon and characterized by swelling and tenderness of the heels. TREATMENT: While there are no long-term effects of this disease – only temporary pain while your child is involved in physical activities an exam by a Foot and Ankle Specialist is recommended to insure the pain is not caused by a more serious condition. Prescribed treatment for pediatric heel pain is icing and rest, the use of heel lifts to keep strain off of the Achilles, possible use of orthotics, and immobilization if needed. A foot specialist can also teach different kinds of exercises that can be done at home as well as prescribe heel pads or arch supports in your child’s footwear. Other more serious causes of heel pain in children include: Achilles Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, and fractures which are often the result of an overuse injury due to frequent and repeated stress on the feet.


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