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Browning Springs Middle School Site-Based Council will meet at 8 a.m. on Friday at the school.

SATURDAY

• The Darryl Van Leer Variety Show will premiere at Rosenwald Smith Multicultural Center on Saturday at 6 p.m. The show will consist of Leer performing as multiple historial figures such as Nelson Mandella along with musical renditions. Tickets are priced at $15 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, contact Theresa Qualls at 270-836-2227.

SUNDAY

• As part of the Legacy Learning Series, "Can Biopilia Save Native Species" will be hosted on Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Mahr Home. At the event, Dr. Margaret Carreiro will talk about the importance of conservation of native species in one's local area. Call 270-584-9017 for more information.

UPCOMING

Madisonville North Hopkins High School Site-Based Council will meet at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 21 in the school's conference room.

• A "Sights & Sounds of the Night" hike will be led by Virginia Hall on Friday, June 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. The hike is suitable for participants ages 5 to 9. Hikers are to meet at the Welcome Center where the hike will follow after a hot dog and marshmallow roast. To register for the hike, call 270-584-9017. A "Sights & Sounds of the Night" hike will be led by Maria Bailey on Friday, June 28, from 7 to 10 p.m. The hike is suitable for participants ages 10 and up. Hikers are to meet at the Welcome Center where the hike will follow after a hot dog and marshmallow roast. To register for the hike, call 270-584-9017.

• The second annual Kayaking for CASA will be from 6 a.m. to noon June 22 at Mahr Park Arboretum. The event supports CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Hopkins, Webster and Crittenden Counties. The cost is $25 and registration is through Eventbrite.com. A grilled lunch will be available for purchase. Call the CASA office at 270-245-5112 for more information.

• Eastview Missionary Baptist Church will have an Evening of Praise Through Dancing on Saturday, June 22 at 5 p.m. featuring various praise dancer groups. For more information, contact Deborah Grey at 270-619-1504.

Tree the Trail will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 29 at Mahr Park Arboretum. The 5k marathon, presented by Old National Wealth Management, will host an award ceremony for best overall and age group scores at the end of the run. Participants can also receive commemorative T-shirts and snacks at the event. If you are interested in attending, please register at www.TreeTheTrail5K.com.

Dinner and a Fashion Show will be held at Eastview Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, June 29 at 5 p.m. Tickets for the event are priced at $10. For more information, call 270-821-1933.

J.W. Million School Reunion is hosting several events from July 5-7 in Earlington. On Friday, July 5 at 6 p.m., there will be a meet and greet at Mt. Lion Baptist Church Gym. On Saturday, July 6 at 10 a.m., a motorcade will be assembling at Old Earlington High School followed by the laying of the wreath at the old school site; afterwards, there will be a picnic in Earlington City Park. On Saturday, July 6 at 6 p.m., there will be a banquet and award ceremony where the school will honor their oldest former students, 100-year-old Mrs. Esterlene Chastine and 105-year-old Mrs. Martha Lou Bryant-White. On Sunday, July 7 at 3 p.m., a fellowship service will be hosted at Gaugh Tabernacle A M E Zion Church with guest speakers, Reverend Beverly Wilkes and Reverend Antonio Carter. For more information on these events, contact Brenda Martin at 270-825-3587 or Nadine McNeal at 270-825-9113.

ONGOING

The Historical Society of Hopkins County is now open on the first Saturday of each month for countians whose work or school don't allow them to visit the museum at regular hours during the week. The hours will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The museum will close on the Friday before each open Saturday. Regular hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Story Hour with Pam is held 10 a.m. every Friday at First Baptist Church, 246 N. Main St., Madisonville. It is held in the library at the Noel Street entrance and is open to all preschool children. For more information, call the church at 270-821-3611.

A cancer support group will meet at 3 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at First Christian Church, 1030 College Drive in Madisonville. Meetings are open to all patients, survivors and caregivers. For more information, call 270-821-5335.

Browder United Methodist Church Cemetery is accepting donations for maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery lawn. For more information, or to make a donation, contact Claudie Conrad at 801 Neelie Webb Road in Madisonville at 270-821-4846 or Wanda Blohm-French at 451 French Lane in Greenville.

Sharber Cemetery by White Plains on Highway 813 is accepting donations for mowing and maintenance of the cemetery. Donations may be mailed to Sharber Cemetery Fund, C/O Hope Miller, Trustee at 245 N. Seminary Street, Madisonville, KY 42431-1937. For questions or more information, please call 270-245-2400.

Oglesby Cemetery in White Plains is accepting donations for mowing and upkeep. Call Wilma Farmer at 270-875-5565 or mail to 421 E. Greenville Road, White Plains, KY 42464.

Prospect Cemetery in Dalton is accepting donations for general upkeep of the cemetery. Donations or questions can be mailed to Karen Maddux, Treasurer, at 644 State Road 2132, Marion, KY 42064 or Eva Tucker at 493 Tucker Lane, Princeton, KY 42445.

Kentucky Career Center -- JobNet has numerous resources available for job seekers. Individuals may walk-in to the office and build a resume, receive notifications of jobs in their skill set and speak to career partners regarding funding opportunities for training and work experience. New job postings and hiring information are also available on the agency's Facebook page. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

• Hooks and Needles will meet at 6 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 1550 Anton Road in Madisonville. The group provides fellowship and fun for anyone who crochets, knits, needlepoints or quilts. For more information, contact Rebecca Zahrte at 270-978-3328.

• Salem Cemetery in Mortons Gap is accepting donations for general upkeep. Checks can be mailed to Joanna Lovan, P.O. Box 10, Mortons Gap, 42440. For more information, call 270-258-5165.

• The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month at the Larry Carney Center, 230 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Madisonville.

• Free Math GED classes will be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at ACE2 Adult Education, 100 School Ave., Madisonville. For more information, call 270-824-1819.

• The Show and Go Car Club will meet from 3-6 p.m. every second Saturday in April at Brother's Bar-B-Que. Beginning in May, the hours will be 5-8 p.m. For more information, call Dick Durban at 270-452-1900 or Perry Cheek at 270-836-9005.

• A Ladies Bible Study and Helps Ministry will be held at 6 p.m. Mondays at Praise Temple Apostolic Church, 725 W. Noel Ave. in Madisonville.

• Door of Hope Pregnancy Care Center offers pregnancy testing and ultrasounds to those in unplanned and crisis pregnancy free of charge. Prenatal and parenting classes and baby supplies are available through the Earn While You Learn Program for those who qualify. Call 270-821-9825 for an appointment or visit www.doorofhope.com.

• The Hopkins County Business and Professional Women's Club meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at Oak Ridge Retirement Center, which is located at 750 Dodson Lane in Madisonville.

• The PACS-HCAC is now able to offer more seniors in need services in their homes. These services include home-delivered meals, homemaking services, personal care, respite and weatherization. For qualifications, call 866-844-4396.

• The Hopkins County Senior Center, which is located at 200 N. Main St. in Madisonville, will host the regular monthly meeting of the Hopkins/Muhlenberg Elder Abuse Council at 9 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month.

• Earlington Elementary School's Site-Based Decision Making Council will meet at 3 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at the school.

• A crocheting group that benefits Hospice patients and their families will meet from 10 a.m.-noon on the fourth Wednesday of the month at First Christian Church of Earlington, which is located at 215 E. Main St. Supplies are provided. For more information, call 270-383-5250.

• "Angel of Ours," a grief support group, will meet at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month and at 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month at 1 N. Main St. in Madisonville.

• Cuddles from Cale is an ongoing support group that provides stuffed animals to children's charity groups, and groups for parents enduring the loss of a child through miscarriage or stillborn birth. For more information, visit www.cuddlesfromcale.com.

• A course in miracles study group will meet from 1:30-3 p.m. every Thursday at 161 Sugg St. in Madisonville. For more information, call 270-871-7870.

• The Hopkins County Bass Club will meet at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Brother's Barbecue in Madisonville.

• The Pennyrile Dulcimer Players meet from 1:30-3 p.m. every Tuesday and from 6-8 p.m. every Thursday at Hanson Baptist Church in Hanson. Everyone is invited to visit the group and join in playing. All skill levels are welcome. The group will provide one-on-one instruction as needed. Instruments in the group now are mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, bass, banjo, guitar, Native-American flute, dobro and percussion. For more information, call Kay Buskov at 270-825-3372.

• The "Turn the Page" young adult book club meets from 5-6:30 p.m. on the last Monday of every month at the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library, 425 E. Center St. The club is for anyone who likes to read young adult fiction, regardless of age. Everyone is welcome to join the free program.

• Madisonville First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1540 Anton Road, will host family-friendly movie nights at 5 p.m. every third Saturday of the month. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

• Story Hour is held at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library, 425 E. Center St. All ages are welcome.

• A weekly group series on single parenting will be held from 7-8:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Greater Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Madisonville, 2860 N. Main St. The group will provide practical help and encouragement for the challenges faced by single parents. For more information, or to register, call 270-619-0766.

• The Hopkins County Regional Senior Citizens Center now performs SHIP (insurance) counseling for Medicare recipients. For more information, call 270-821-9173.

• Westlawn Cemetery is accepting donations for maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery lawn. For more information, or to make a donation, call John Ashby at 270-339-0696 or mail 8350 Island Ford Road in Madisonville.

• The Library Poetry Writing Group will meet from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the first Friday of every month at the Hopkins County Madisonville Public Library. Attendees are given prompts to write a poem, and the group will read and discuss them. The Poetry Reading Group will meet from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the second Friday of every month. Members will take turns presenting a program of their favorite poets. For more information, call Mary Zimmer at 502-724-8804 or Teresa Ball at 270-339-0404.

• Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 6 p.m. every Thursday at the First United Methodist Church library. Everyone is welcome and there are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. For more information, call 270-339-3516.

• The Browning Springs Site-Based Decision Making Council will meet at 3:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month in the school's media center.

• The Pride Elementary School Site-Based Council will meet at 3:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the school.

• Bonworth, located in the Hanson Factory Outlet Mall, will host "Nana and Me Day" every last Saturday of the month. Children will be offered story time with cookies from 3-4 p.m. Shoppers without grandchildren may bring in a church bulletin to receive discounts.

• Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step Biblically-based program to overcome life issues sponsored by Covenant Community Church, will be held at 5:15 p.m. Thursdays at Fun4Kids. A meal will be served. The group is also seeking tax-deductible donations for a fundraiser. The group is accepting gift cards, gift certificates and items to be placed inside gift baskets. Cash donations (checks written to CCC with Celebrate Recovery in the memo) will be accepted and used to purchase materials as well as meals served each week before the group meeting. For more information, call Anthony Thompson at 815-295-0442.

• The Hopkins County Amateur Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. every second Thursday at the EMA building.

• The Prosody Club, a women's poetry group, will meet at 12:30 p.m. on the second Thursday in March to June and September to December. Members will read poems from their favorite poets. Light refreshments are provided by the leader of each month. New members are always welcome. For more information, call Evelyn Walker at 270-821-1416 or Karen Hane at 270-871-6446.

• The Madisonville Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. All bridge players are welcome. For more information, call Richard Sarles at 270-825-2127.

• Christian Music Connection will be held on the fourth Friday of every month until Dec. 29 at Fellowship Baptist Church, which is located at 132 West Dixon. Refreshment will be provided and music is family-friendly.

• Local business personnel will meet for Mad City Mingle at 7:30 a.m. each Thursday at Big City Market and Coffee Bar.

• Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Service Officer Johnny Allen is available by appointment every Monday and Tuesday at the Hanson Veterans Center and Wednesday and Thursday at the VA Clinic in Owensboro. Appointments can be made by calling 270-399-1618 or emailing johnny.allen@ky.gov.

• The West Hopkins SBDM will meet at 3 p.m. every third Thursday of the month in the SBDM conference room.

• The Hopkins County Community Clinic will host free health checks from 9 a.m.-noon on the fourth Tuesday of each month hosted by the Kentucky Career Center, which is located at 56 Federal St. in Madisonville. Screenings include blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol. Screenings are open to the public. For more information, call 270-824-3555 or 270-824-7562.

• Taking Off Pounds Sensibly #290 will meet at 9 a.m. every Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, which is located at 260 W. McLaughlin in Madisonville.

• Christ the King Catholic School has a 40-year tradition of sharing Jesus in the community and teaching our children through faith-based education. Christ the King is a fully-accredited Pre-K through eighth grade school with certified teachers. The students engage in monthly STEM and community service projects, have one-to-one computer access for all students and small group instruction. To schedule an appointment, call 270-821-8271.

Pennyrile Calendar is on The Messenger's website, www.the-messenger.com. To add items to the online calendar or Town Crier, click the "submit event."


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