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The American Red Cross encourages people to donate blood or platelets, volunteer their time or sign up to organize a blood drive. There will be several opportunities this month to donate blood. For more information you can call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or visit the website

4/24: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.First Christian Church, 2515 South Main Street

Calvert City
4/27: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Calvert City Church of Christ, 4625 US Highway 62

4/27 – 4/28: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Murray State University Curris Center, Chestnut Street

4/25: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.American Legion, 211 South 7th

Now until 4/29:Times may vary; Paducah Blood Donation Center, 4635 Falconcrest Drive

Caring and Sharing, located behind Glendale Church of Christ in Murray, provides a charity food pantry on Mondays from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. as well as a clothing ministry on Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Caring and Sharing invites you to join them for a Bible study followed by a free meal on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Caring and Sharing accepts new and used clothes from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. For more information you can call Karl at 270-293-8854.

The Marshall County Public Library Benton Branch is hosting free in-person tax preparation services during the upcoming tax season. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will be offering free tax preparation to anyone of any age by appointment only, each Tuesday in April from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment call 270-527-9969.


Southern Gospel Singers United presents their 3rd Annual Spring Convention, Friday April 28 and Saturday April 29 at Yellow Creek Baptist Church, located on 4506 Ellis Mills Road in Cumberland City TN. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Featured artists include: Mitchel Jon, The Liberty Boys, For Heaven’s Sake, By Grace, Mitch Pullen, Steve Ladd and so many more. For more information or the full line up list, call 931-217-1645 or 270-227-0611.

Massac Methodist Church, located on 2065 Mayfield Metropolis Road in Paducah, is hosting Eric Horner in concert, Sunday April 30 starting at 6:00 p.m. A time of fellowship and refreshment will follow. Admission is free but a love offering will be taken. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information call 270-554-1272.

Briensburg Baptist Church, located on 891 Briensburg Road in Benton is hosting their monthly Sunday Gospel Singing, Sunday, April 30 starting at 6:00 p.m. The Raineys will be the featured artist. For more information call 270-804-8865.

The West Kentucky Gospel Music Association will hold a gospel singing Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, at 7:00 both evenings, at Trinity Baptist Church in Paducah, located at 604 South 21st Street. 13 groups will be singing Friday evening and 12 groups on Saturday evening. For more information, call 270-575-8801.

Several Local Churches are coming together as the Body of Christ to give him glory in the Greater McCracken Gospel Unity Event, Saturday May 13 from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at The Riff, located on 2035 Irvin Cobb Drive in Paducah. There will be 8 local worship teams and Gospel groups performing. Everyone is welcome of all denominations lost or found. All donations will go to benefit local charities. For more information call Justin at 270-243-0338.

There is going to be a Southern Gospel Show at the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, located on 1950 Big Bear Highway in Benton, Sunday May 21 starting at 2:00 p.m. The show will feature the cast of the Badgett Playhouse and will be held to benefit the Grace English School in Chimaltenango, Guatemala.  The Grace English School is a faith based education program that teaches children in Guatemala basic conversational English in hopes of providing them with better job opportunities. For more information on the school email or for more information on the show, call Dave Berndt at 270-362-4152.

The Jerry Simpson will be in concert Saturday, August 19 starting at 6:00 p.m. at New Hope Holiness, located on 1900 Dawson Springs Road in Dawson Springs, KY. For more information call 270-635-1533.


The Golden Pond Visitor Center is hosting a National Astronomy Day Festival, Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM plus a Star Party at 8:00 PM. Hosted by West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers & Land Between the Lakes Association, this free family event is for anyone interested in celebrating the Total Solar Eclipse coming in August.  There will be Sun crafts for the kids, free eclipse viewing glasses, free planetarium shows, free Star Party after dark as well as many solar eclipse exhibits and presentations. For more information, visit or call 270-924-2233.

New Harmony Baptist Church located on 4817 Symsonia Highway in Benton, is hosting a Youth Emphasis Night, Sunday April 30 starting at 6:00 p.m. Catalyst Worship Team will present a concert of Christian contemporary music with a youth pizza party to follow. All are welcome. For more information call 270-804-8865.

Blood River Baptist Church, at 4947 Dunbar Road in New Concord, is holding their annual fish fry Saturday, May 6, at 6:00 p.m.

Educational Events

The Marshall County Public Library Hardin Branch is hosting a Fairy Garden Workshop, Tuesday, April 25 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Learn how to create a fairy or miniature garden in your landscape, tabletop container or flower pot. Program will include hands-on construction of a tabletop garden for giveaway. Presenters include Linda Ann Ward and Linda M Caviness.

The Season of Honor: Caring for the Caregiver Support Group will meet on Monday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Paducah in the Fellowship Hall, Entry 5 across from Keiler Park.  The topic will be “Grace for the Season.”  The presenter will be Charles Moore, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Paducah.  For more information contact First Baptist Paducah at 270-442-2728.


The Empty Bowls Project 2017 will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Trace Creek Family Life Center, located on 3357 State Route 131 in Mayfield.  The event will include a silent auction and door prizes. Tickets are available at Good News Shoppe or Trace Creek Church Office. Tickets are $15 each and all proceeds will benefit the Mayfield-Graves County Food Pantry. The Empty Bowls Project is an international grassroots movement with a mission to fight hunger locally and globally. The Empty Bowls fundraising event allows ticket holders to select a hand painted bowl and sample food provided by local restaurants. After eating, participants can take their uniquely decorated bowl home as a constant reminder of the empty bowls in the world. For more information on the Mayfield- Graves County Empty Bowls Project, contact Claudia Heath at -270-705-6062.

The Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center will hold its Annual Duck Race, Saturday, April 29 starting at 3:00 p.m. at the Information Age Park in West Paducah. The first duck through the finish line wins the race. All proceeds from the Paducky Derby will benefit the Merryman House, a non-profit organization with services for the victims of intimate partner abuse and their dependents. Anyone can adopt until an hour before the race begins, as long as the Derby is not sold out. Ducks are now officially available for adoption online for $5.00 per duck using the “Shop Now” button at the “Paducky Derby” Facebook Page, and the Paducky Derby website at You can also get a Quack-Pack of ducks, 6 ducks for $25. Ducks are also available at All Good Media, located at 211-North 38th Street, Kentucky Oaks Mall in Paducah, at Paducah Shooter Supply in Paducah, and the Quilt Show at the Convention Center in Paducah. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place duckies. The Paducky Derby is open to the public. For more information, contact the Merryman House by emailing or calling 270-443-6001.

Concord Baptist Church in Hopkinsville and One Church in Cadiz are cohosting “Nicaragua” Car Show, April 29 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Cadiz Baptist Church, located on 82 Main Street in Cadiz. Registration is $20 per vehicle and free for spectators. Proceeds will go to support mission trips to Nicaragua. For more information call Leah Geiger at 270-350-7031.

There will be a Ham and Bean Dinner, Saturday May 6 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Gleason Masonic Lodge #330, located on 202 Main Street in Gleason. For more information or ticket prices you can call Richard at 731-819-2445 or David at 731-415-5817. There will be door prizes and all proceeds will benefit the new weight room at Gleason School and the Football Team.

The 5th Annual Gentry House Derby Party will be Saturday, May 6 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Murray Banquet Center, located on 926 South 12 Street in Murray. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 270-761-6802.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

The “Be the Change” 5K Run/Walk to “Stomp out the stigma of mental illness” will be Saturday, May 6 starting at 8:00 a.m. at Chestnut Park in Murray. Pre-registration is required by April 23 to guarantee a shirt. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities also available. For more information or to register visit or visit the Be The Change 5K Facebook page.

American Legion Post 236, located on 25 Little John Lane in Calvert City, is having a Fish Fry Saturday, May 13 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Plates are $10 per person and everyone is invited to attend.  For more information call Commander Bob Zirkle at 509-714-2235.

Lindsey’s Legacy is hosting their 3rd Annual Tee Off for Awareness, Saturday May 13 at Silo’s Golf and Country Club in Kevil. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the two person scramble will begin at 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. All proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. For more information or registration contact Keith Fronabarger at 270-619-6000.

Revivals & Special Services

Higher Praise Worship Center, located on 641 North in Murray, will be having their 25th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, April 29 starting at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 30 starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday special guest Renee Welsch will be in concert. Sunday morning message will be delivered by Dr. Kenneth Greene of Princeton. Dinner will be served following the service. For more information call 270-753-1991.

Mannington Baptist Church, located on 1768 Mannington Loop Road in Crofton, is hosting a Homecoming Concert Sunday, May 21 starting at 11:00 a.m. Tim Lovelace will be singing. For more information call 270-871-2864 or visit Everyone is invited to attend.

Trace Creek Baptist Church, at 3577 State Route 131 in Mayfield, is holding vacation Bible school Monday, June 19 through Wednesday, June 21, at 6:00 each evening. For more information, call 270-658-3304 or visit

Support Groups

Hope Harbor Church on Highway 94 East near Murray hosts Celebrate Recovery each Tuesday night from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step Christ-centered recovery meeting program for anyone who struggles with hurts, habits, or hang-ups. For more information, call 270-753-6695.

Reformers’ Unanimous, a faith based addictions program, meets every Friday from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Eastwood Baptist Church in Murray. The public is invited. Childcare is provided. For more information or a ride, call the church at 270-753-1834.

Reformers’ Unanimous, a faith based addictions program, meets every Friday starting 7:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, located on 631 North Gilbertsville. For more information call 423-360-7569.

Foster Parent informational meetings are available in your home or at Omni Visions, at 6155 State Route 1241 in Hickory, Kentucky. Call 1-888-635-4212 or visit for more information.

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