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Community Calendar
 
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email:  ddickerson@wkdzradio.com at least one week prior to the event.
 
 
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Senior Medicare Patrol empowers seniors to prevent Healthcare Fraud.  Open Enrollment  
continues through December 7th.

The  free service helps with questions regarding Prescription coverage; Medicare Savings Plans; reporting
fraud, waste, and abuse of the Medicare system; assists in the understanding of Medicare Summary Notices;
assists in refunds if you were overcharged for medications; contacts Center for Medicare and Medicaid
for complaints; and explains how one may be eligible for extra help/subsidy to assist in paying for Medicare
Part D Prescription insurance. To make an appointment for this free assistance, call:   Edith Lewis in Christian
County at 1-800-264-0643 or Shama Long in Trigg County at 270-522-0210.

Pennyrile Allied Commuity Services (PACS) and Bank of Cadiz have teamed up to host a blanket drive
for those in need within our community. We will be collecting new blankets of any type fom now through
November 21, 2014 and have assigned Bank of Cadiz Main Branch and Lakota Branch aas drop off locations.
Let's help prepare for a harsh and cold season for those who need assistance in staying warm.

Mighty Wildcat Apples - The Challenge House Movement - Will be selling Mighty Wildcat Apples from October 15 - November 15, 2014.
If you would like to buy/sell delicious Mighty Wildcat Apples and donate them to the kids in the Challenge House Neighborhoods, or you would like to donate call 270-889-3395 of 270-839-0726. Click Here for more information!

TOYS FOR TOTS INFORMATION - 2014 - Application will be accepted, Starting Monday, October 20th through Friday, November 21st for the Annual Trigg County Toys For Tots Program. Applications must be filled out in person at the Ambulance Department between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Applicants will be given a receipt listing their pick-up time, date and place. Children age 12 and under are elibible (you cannot be on the Angel Tree, too) Gifts will be given out on Saturday, December 13 from 9 until Noon. If you have questions, or you would like to make a donation call the Ambulance Dept. at 270-522-2541.
 
Nightmares End Haunted House - Live Music, Movies, Refreshments, Food & Scares Galore! Open Every Friday & Saturday Night in October and Nov. 1st. 1595 Billy Goat Hill, Hopkinsville.


Caledonia Volunteer Fire Dept. will be cooking Burgoo on Saturday Morning Nov 1st. Taking pre-orders only. $30/gallon or $7.50 quart.  Call 270-522-0233 or 270-885-8319 to order now!

 




OCTOBER



Members of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the American Legion and the men of the American Legion, Post #74, are sponsoring a Titans Weekend as our major Fund Raiser for the year. All proceeds raised will be used for local veterans' organizations, to include the new Homeless Shelter in Hopkinsville, the Fisher House on Fort Campbell, the full-time nursing care facility at Hanson, Kentucky, and the VA Medical Center in Nashville, TN. The tickets are $5.00 each and the weekend package includes: Two seats on the 50-Yard Line for the Titans vs New York Giants on December 14, 2014. An overnight stay in a downtown hotel and $100 cash. The drawing will be held and winner announced at the Veteran's Day Parade on November 11, 2014 at the West Cadiz Park in Cadiz. Click Here for the Event Flyer.


October 29 - 31, Wednesday - Friday

Dawson Springs Rotary Auction Community Center - Open for Bids, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM 10/29 - 10/31. Auction begins at 10:30 AM on November 1st. Senior Pancake Breakfast 6:30 AM - 10:00 AM November 1st. For Tickets call the High School - 270-797-2957, Option #2. Raffle Tickets for Two lower level UK Basketball Tickets and $100 cash.


October 31, Friday

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Downtown Trick-or-Treat! South Main Street from 7th Street to 13th Street in Downtown Hopkinsville. Come in Costume & Bring Your Bag! Ages, Walking - 12 years. After 3:00pm, no parking on S. Main between 7th and 13th Streets. Children Must Be Accompanied by an Adult.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Halloween Safe Nite trick or treating in downtown Cadiz. Children Ages 12 and Under. There will be Candy and Treats from local downtown Merchants, apple dangling, Trigg County Schools Clubs will host various games at the renaissance stage parking lot, Food Giant will provide Hot Dogs in the old IGA parking lot. Costume Contest at the Renaissance Stage at 5:30.  Contest--Ages 0-4, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-15 and ages 16 & up.  First, Second and third Place Recognition and Ribbons.

5:45 PM - Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County! Join us Halloween night immediately following Downtown Trick-Or-Treat, at the fountain of Little River Park at Bethel Street and 9th Streets for William T. Turner's recounting of the Legend of the Bell Witch. Bring a warm blanket to enjoy this FREE Hopkinsville Halloween tradition.
 

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County announces a special display of Gone With The Wind memorabilia in its Pennyroyal Treasures exhibit. Portions of two local collections come together in this dramatic display of figurines, dolls, plates, and other items that depict the book and movie's most well-known characters and scenes. This display runs through November at the Pennyroyal Area Museum at 217 E. 9th St., Hopkinsville.
See ALL the Activities at the Museums of Hopkinsville.

The Diamond Club Porkchop Fundraiser.  Tuesday, November 4. Pork Chop Sandwich Meal is $5.00 and includes a pork chop sandwich, chips and a drink. We will begin delivering at 10:30am until we are done. Click Here to get your order form, and you can call Theresa Allen at 270-522-6021.


23rd Annual 2014 Community
Thanksgiving Meal - November 27th at the Cadiz Baptist Church Activities Building. Meals will be served 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Meal also delivered upon request by calling Little River Baptist Association at 270-522-7066. Request for delivery must be made by 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, November 26th. No calls will be accepted after 12:00 Noon on Wednesday. Flyer is Here


The Winter Wonderland Pageant is November 15. Forms are due by the November 10. Applications are all the schools. For more information, call Kerry Sweno at 270-350-0384.


NOVEMBER



November 1, Saturday

7:00 AM - Hero and Rememberance, Run, Walk or Roll - Fort Campbell's Run for the Fallen at Town Center. Runners and Walkers will be received at 7am and the opening ceremonies will begin at 8am. Runners will depart at 8:15am followed by the walkers at 8:30am.

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Christmas Bazaar at Saints Peter & Paul Parish Center - Handcrafted Items, Baked Goods, Artists, Vendors, Breakfast & Lunch Available. Free Admission!

9:00 AM - Noon - The Modernette Civic Club and the Pioneers, are planning their 2nd Annual Health Fair at the Pioneers Memorial Complex on N. Main. It is designed for adults of all ages and children. There will be Flu Shots, Screenings including blood pressure, blood cholesterol and other health conditions. See the Event Flyer.

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) 3423 Hopkinsville Vendor & Craft Fair - Open to the Public - No Entrance Fee - Come out for early Christmas shopping or treat yourself! Door Prizes - Tickets drawn every 30 minutes. 2600 Ft. Campbell Blvd., Hopkinsville.

9:00 AM - Hopkinsville Teen Assault Victim Benefit Ride begins at the Bradford Square Mall in Hopkinsville. 50/50 Drawing, $15 per bike. Call Wayne Mosley at 270-348-4979.

10:00 AM - City Scavenger Hunt - The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County continues its celebration of The Maltese Falcon with a City Scavenger Hunt. The event will be at Peace Park on the Southwest corner of E. 9th and S. Campbell Streets.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Marine Corps League Turkey Shoot at the Trigg County Recreation Complex. $3 per round. Contact David Shore at 270-522-3975.

1:30 PM - Murray State University to Honor Veterans at MSU Football Game to by calling them to the Field at Half Time. Contact Curt Holmes at 270-924-0407 to Reserve Your Tickets.

5:00 Pm - 8:00 PM - The Trenton Community is Hosting a Chili Cook Off Dinner! All Proceeds to benefit the Trenton Volunteer Fire Department.


 



Caledonia Volunteer Fire Dept. will be cooking Burgoo on Saturday Morning Nov 1st. Taking pre-orders only. $30/gallon or $7.50 quart.  Call 270-522-0233 or 270-885-8319 to order now!

 





November 4, Tuesday


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Want to Stop Using Tobacco? Plan to be tobacco free - This Kentucky Cancer Program has developed a new educational program to assist in overcoming tobacco use and dependence. Presented by Joan Lang, Kentucky Cancer Program at Bradford Heights Health & Rehab Center. 950 Highpoint Dr., Hopkinsville. See the Flyer Here!

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Christian County FFA Alumni "Support Organization for the CCHS Chapter" 4th Annual Dinner & Silent Auction at the Christian Co. High School Cafeteria, Hopkinsville. $15 Donation. For tickets contact Amanda Robertson at 270-0719-2401.


November 4 & 6, Tuesday & Thursday

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Volunteer Training for Pennyroyal Hospice in the Conference Room of the Pennyroyal Hospice building at 220 Burley Avenue, Hopkinsville. Click Here for More Information and how to be a Volunteer.


November 5, Wednesday

11:30 AM - Military Affairs Committee Meeting. RSVP to Tiffany Quebe at 270-885-9096 or tquebe@christiancountychamber.com.


November 5 - 7, Wednesday - Friday


The Christian Couny Literacy Council is Calling Our Community for the Twenty-Third Community Reader Day. A child's ability to read is influenced by home and school environments AND by the whole community. Community Reader Day seeks to inspire all area children to become readers who are eager to learn. Be among 275 Community Volunteers reading to the 8,000 students in Christian County's 13 Elementary Schools, Preschools, Head Start, and Day Care Centers. Contact Beverly Whitfield at the Literacy Council Office , 270-962-7114.


November 6, Thursday

4:30 PM - Chamber Ribbon Cutting for the Grand Re-Opening of Cumberland Place, inside "R" Place Restaurant, 68 West, Cadiz.


November 7, Friday

5:30 PM, Social Hour/Silent Auction - 6:30 PM , Dinner/Live Auction Begins
Hopkinsville Community College Foundation cordially invites you to its Eighth Annual Gala & Auction - James E. Bruce Convention Center. Reservations Required, please call 270-707-3733 by October 28. Semi-Formal Attire.



November 7 - 9, Friday - Sunday

Campanile Productions Presents "The Wizard of Oz" at the Alhambra Theatre. Friday and Saturday Nights 7:00 PM. Sunday afternoon is at 2:30 PM. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. *Pay what you can night is November 6th at 7:00 PM. For information on tickets visit www.campanileproductions.com.


November 8, Saturday

7:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Lion's Club Annual Pancake Breakfast, Hopkinsville - Tickets are $5 each. All proceeds stay in our Community by way of the Lions Club purchasing glasses and eye exams for needy children in Hopkinsville and Christian County. For tickets, contact James Williams at 270-348-4867.

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Trigg County Women's Show, Hosted by the Trigg County Extension Homemakers. To be held at the Trigg County Recreation Complex. 50+ Vendors and More! Click Here for the Event Flyer

10:00 AM - Veteran's Day Honor Parade in downtown Hopkinsville. Come out and join our schools as Sidewalk Saluters in the School Challenge. Please call the Chamber at 270-885-9096 to be a Sidewalk Saluter.


November 10, Monday


5:00 PM - Hopkinsville High School SBDM Council meeting to be held in the HHS Library.


November 11, Tuesday

11:00 AM - Veteran's Day Parade line up behind the Trigg County Middle School.



November 15, Saturday

2:00 PM - The Pennyroyal Arts Council Presents - Classic Movies at the Historic Alhambra in Hopkinsville will be showing the movie "The Maltese Falcon."

2:00 PM - African American Monument to be Unveiled - Cadiz Renaissance on Main announces the African American Memorial at East End Cemetary. Dr. Steve Jones, Professor Emeritus, who was the Chair of the Department of Sociology at Murray State University will be the keynote speaker. Music will be provided by the Trigg County Community Choir. Everyone is invited.


November 17, Monday

8:00 PM - The Pennyroyal Arts Council Presents...The Second City 55th Anniversary Tour at the Alhambra Theatre. This is a Fundraiser for the Alhambra Theatre. Buy Tickets Now online at www.pennyroyalarts.org or by Phone at 270-887-4295. Cost is $25.00


November 18, Tuesday

2:00 PM - 4:45 PM - Are you dealing with a loved one with Alzheimer's? Make plans to join via Live-Stream, a Positive Approach to Caregiving present by Teepa Snow at Christian County Extension Office, 2850 Pembroke Rd., Hopkinsville. Free repite care provided. Contact Miranda Hunt at PADD 270-886-9484 or Tiffany Bolinger at 270-886-6328.


November 19, Wednesday

4:00 PM - The North Drive Middle School School Based Decision Council meeting in the Front Conference Room at North Drive Middle School.


November 21, Friday

7:30 PM - Pennyroyal Arts Council Presents Live at the Alhambra - The Legends of Motown & More! Downtown Hopkinsville at the Alhambra Theatre.


November 22, Saturday

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Green Turtle Bay is hosting a Holiday Open House Occasion! It will feature a scavenger hunt for gifts, FREE Santa pictures, a dessert buffet and over $1,000 worth of giveaways and prizes. This will be a wonderful family event we hope to share with all of Western KY. 263 Green Turtle Bay Dr, Grand Rivers.

November 22nd - December 20th
 

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - "Christmas Market on the Square" at the Downtown Farmers Market (corner of 9th & Main) Winter Vegetables, Local Art, Stained Glass Art, Farm Fresh Eggs and MORE!




November 27, Thursday

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - 23rd Annual 2014 Community Thanksgiving Meal - Cadiz Baptist Church Activities Building.

DECEMBER

December 4 - 7, Saturday - Tuesday

Festival of Trees at the Christian County Sr. Citizen's Center. We are looking for Event Sponsors and tree sponsors. Contact Yasim Ausenbaugh at 270-885-9096 for more information.

December 6, Saturday

10:00 AM - Christmas Parade in Hopkinsville. This year's theme is "Christmas Memories" Save the Date!

4:00 PM - 7th Annual 5K Reindeer Run to Benefit Bright Life Farms. A home for adults with special needs. Run will be held at the Trigg County Middle School Gym. Click Here to get all the details.

December 8, Monday

5:00 PM - Hopkinsville High School SBDM Council meeting to be held in the HHS Library.



December 16, Tuesday

7:00 PM - Peter Mayer's Stars and Promises Concert at the Alhambra Theatre. A Christmas Tradition for many across the country - and is returning to Hopkinsville this year. The theme of this year's Stars and Promises tour is "Evergreen", celebrating the tradition and significance of the Christmas tree as a symbol of hope, life, and light amidst the dark days of winter. This concert is dedicated in memory of Bill Bruce and Charles Jackson.


December 17, Wednesday

4:00 PM - The North Drive Middle School School Based Decision Council meeting in the Front Conference Room at North Drive Middle School.


December 20, Saturday

6:00 PM - The Pennyroyal Arts Council Presents - Classic Movies at the Historic Alhambra in Hopkinsville will be showing the movie "It's A Wonderful Life."


December 21, Sunday

2:00 PM - The Pennyroyal Arts Council Presents - Classic Movies at the Historic Alhambra in Hopkinsville will be showing the movie "It's A Wonderful Life."

 

ONGOING EVENTS:


Email ddickerson@wkdzradio.com with ongoing events in your organization.
 

Trigg-Lyon County Newcomers Club meets on the third Wednesday in the months of January, February, April, October, November and December at 11 AM at the Lake Barkley Lodge. Meet and greet starts at 10:30 AM. For information, contact President Nola Courtney at 270-522-9703 or Membership Chair Patsy Rajnowski at 270-522-3526.

The Christian County Senior Citizens Center (AW Watts Senior Center) has resumed their monthly dances. Dances are 1st and 3rd Thursday nights. Doors open at 6:30. $6.00 per person. Concessions will be available. The dance is from 7:00-9:30.


Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer among us, yet it is one of the most preventable. Regular screenings can prevent colon cancer or detect it early and prevent its spread. Uninsured, income eligible residents of Christian and Todd counties should call the Christian County Health Department at (270) 887-4160 for free colon cancer screenings. It could save your life. 
 
The United Way of the Pennyrile and Christian County Cares have partnered to match non-profit agencies in the community with volunteers willing to share their time and talent. If interested, contact Jennifer Maddux at uway@hesenery.net for more information.


Low income seniors: The Aging and Disabilities Resource Center can connect you with services you may be eligible for. Call toll free 1-866-844-4396 or 270-886-9484. This is a service of the Pennyrile Area Development District.


Every Wednesday

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - The Hopkinsville Division of Parks and Recreation is offering pickle-ball at Thomas Street Center on Wednesdays. FREE to Participate. The use of paddles and pickle-balls will require a form of I.D. for check out. All ages and skill levels are welcomed to particiate.


Every Thursday

3:30 - 4:30 PM -
Zumba Classes at St. John's United Methodist Church in Hopkinsville.  $5 per class.  For more information contact Wendy Westerfield at 270-498-4441 or email wendy_woo@hotmail.com.


3rd Thursday of every Month

4:30 PM -
Hopkinsville Police Department will have a Crime Meeting in the City Council Chambers of the Lackey Municipal Building.  Open to the public.


2nd Saturday of Every Month

8 - 11 AM -
The Aerie 3423 Eagle Riders Group has their Big Breakfast at the Eagles Club, 2600 Fort Campbell Boulevard.  All you can eat for $6.  Menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, biscuits & gravy, potatoes, fried apples, coffee, milk and orange juice.  Proceeds benefit charities.

10 AM -
Aaron McNeil House will have a Commodity Distribution - items will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Photo ID or other proof of residency in Christian County is required. Proof of income is NOT required. 

The Woody Winfree Fire Transportation Museum located at 310 9th Street in Hopkinsville is open Monday - Friday 10 AM - 4 PM.  Admission is $5 for adults/ $3 for seniors/ free for age 16 & under and for museum members.  For more information call 270-887-4270.



Trigg County Recycling

Cerulean Baptist Church parking lot - 8 AM Monday - 1 PM Wednesday
Rockcastle Volunteer Fire Department - 2 PM Wednesday - 2 PM Friday
Southroad Volunteer Fire Department - 3 PM Friday - 6 AM Monday
Roaring Springs Volunteer Fire Department - 7 AM Monday - 1 PM Wednesday
Linton Volunteer Fire Department - 2 PM Wednesday - 1 PM Friday
Canton One Stop - 2 PM Friday - 6 AM Monday


Regular Meetings


The Stephen Trigg Chapter, Kentucky Society Sons of the American Revolution, meet the 3rd. Tuesday 6:30, Old Cadiz Masonic Lodge Building.

The TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Cadiz Chapter, meets Wednesday mornings at the Cadiz United Methodist Church, 482 Lakota Drive. Weigh-ins start at 9 am - meeting at 9:30 am. It’s not about a “diet” - it’s about making the right choices. For more information, call 522-5604.

The Trigg County Hospital Auxiliary meets the second Monday of each month at 1:30 P.M. at the Trigg County Hospital conference room, lower level."


Ducks Unlimited, Lake Barkley Chapter, invites you to become a DU Committee member.  Meetings are held every Monday night at 6 PM at the Cadiz Restaurant.  For more information contact Nick Gresham at 270-881-2689.

The American Legion Auxiliary meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 PM at the James L. Street Library, lower level.  For more information call Ditto Pietrzak at 206-0489.

Western State Hospital Support Group for families meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 3 PM in the Family Resource Center of the hospital.  For more information call 270-889-6025 ext. 490.  Updated 5/6/11.

The 4-H Dog Club meeting is held on Monday nights at 6 PM.  Call 522-3269 for more information.  Updated 5/5/11.

The Cadiz VFW meets the 1st Thursday of the month at the VFW building located at 37 Lafayette Street.  Call 522-1836.

The Foster Care and Adoption Program informational meetings are held every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 110 Riverfront Drive, Hopkinsville.  For more information call Carole Keel at 270-889-6570.  Updated 5/5/11.

The Trigg County Democratic Women's Club meets the 2nd Monday of each month at the Emergency Management Operations Center on Jefferson Street.  For more information, contact club president, Betty Baker-Wharton at 270-985-3083.