Oil Painting Weekend @ Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm


If you’ve always wanted to learn how to paint, this is the weekend event for you!

Learn the wet-on-wet method of oil painting by creating your very own 16×20 landscape painting. Our instructor, Bonita Mallory, will demonstrate her talents Friday night then instruct the class on Saturday and Sunday.

Fees are: $70 for one class & Friday night program or $130 for two classes & the Friday night program.

There is a maximum of 17 participants per class, so sign-up early.

23rd Annual African American Heritage Breakfast @ James E. Bruce Convention Center
Feb 25 @ 8:00 am

Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Cornelia Wills, Director of Student Success at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Murfreesboro, TN. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the Modernette Club.

United In Praise @ Alhambra
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm

The evening of Christian music will feature ensembles from eight local churches and is being sponsored by Hopkinsville Rotary Club, Hopkinsville Kiwanis Club, Pioneers Club of Hopkinsville and the city’s Human Relations Commission.

The lineup includes groups from Hillcrest Baptist, Virginia Street Baptist, Second Baptist, Cedar Grove Baptist, New Work Christian Fellowship, Grace Episcopal, Boys and Girls Club, and the duo of Jeff Calhoun/Rachel Crick from First United Methodist. The evening will wrap up when all of the musicians come together to form a mass choir under the leadership of Barbara Felts, longtime former choir director at Hopkinsville High School.

Arts Entrepreneurship Workshop @ Chamber of Commerce
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Kentucky Innovation Network Murray Office is sponsoring this event with the Hopkinsville Art Guild. “We realize there is a population of creative artists who want to learn how they can turn their creative talent into a business, and we want to help and encourage these individuals to pursue their dreams,” said Loretta Daniel, Director of the Kentucky Innovation Network Office at Murray State University. Henrietta Kemp, workshop coordinator for the Hopkinsville Art Guild says, “We are so glad to be able to offer this program in Hopkinsville. I attended a similar program in Lexington and found it to be most helpful. Jennifer has wonderful ideas of ways to promote all types of creative endeavors. This is not just for visual artists.”

First Day Hike @ Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park will host a guided hike the 1st Saturday of each month in 2017 beginning in February! The January hike will be held on New Year’s Day! All hikes will meet in the lodge lobby. Hike times and trails will vary per month. Some hikes will require hikers to drive to another location on the neighboring Pennyrile State Forest or nearby Wildlife Management Areas.  Dress for the weather and bring your own water, snacks, and hiking stick. This hike is not recommended for children under the age of 5. Leashed dogs are welcome on the hike. Hiking sticks are available for purchase in the park’s gift shop. The hike is free and will last approximately two hours. Hikes will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or hazardous weather/driving conditions. For more information about the hike contact the park naturalist at [email protected] or 1-800-325-1711


13th Annual Bridal Expo @ James E Bruce Convention Center
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Work shops, Fashion shows & great prizes throughout the day.

Scrapbooking Weekend @ Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – Mar 12 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy a spacious table to work on your paper crafting project all weekend long, plus a chance to win scrapbook-related prizes.

Registration fee is $30. Participants must be on the email distribution list to receive information about registering for Scrapbooking Weekend. Spots are limited to 52 participants per event.

Kentucky Bunco Bash @ Holiday Inn
Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for an exciting weekend of Bunco! There will be cash prizes, door prizes, vendors, and more! Groups and individuals welcome! This is a weekend long event. Friday is casual and will have prizes and games as well as “warm up” roll-offs. Tournament play begins Saturday morning and last through Sunday afternoon.

The Kentucky Bunco Bash will benefit the Pink Ribbon Network, a local cancer support group.

The event will be held at the Holiday Inn in Hopkinsville. This is also the host hotel. To reserve your room, call 270-886-4413
Friday, March 10 – 5-9 PM – Registration and reception – Get warmed up before the real play begins on Saturday and win some awesome door prizes.
Saturday, March 11 – 9 AM – 6:00 PM – Bunco Play with door prizes and pictures.
Sunday, March 12 – 9 AM – 3:00 PM – Bunco Play continues with grand prizes at end of day.

Hopkinsville International Festival @ James E Bruce Convention Center
Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm – Mar 18 @ 9:30 pm

Immerse yourself in global culture without leaving Christian County!


Hopkinsville International Festival has been rapidly expanding since the first event in 2009. Over the years, it has evolved to include a bigger venue and more variety. This event celebrates the vast cultural diversity found in Hopkinsville and our region and educates citizens about a multitude of global traditions and history.

Save the Date for the 2018 Hopkinsville International Festival:
March 17-18, 2017
Edgar Cayce Hometown Seminar @ Hopkinsville Museum
Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County invites you to pay tribute to our community’s most famous son: world-renowned psychic Edgar Cayce. Join the Association for Research & Enlightenment’s own Patrick Belisle in Cayce’s hometown for an exciting weekend of learning, fellowship, and self-discovery.
Patrick Belisle is a longtime student of the Edgar Cayce material, a leader of A.R.E. Tours & Travel programs and for almost the past decade, has been the director of A.R.E.’s Development Office, raising over $30 million and counting. Before arriving at the A.R.E., he spent four years testing Universal Laws while traveling around the world and North America. He lived with Buddhist monks in Thailand, Catholic monks in Minnesota, and had a transformative mystical experience at an ashram in India. In his role as Celebrant over the past 15 years, he has married more than 40 couples. He has been teaching meditation and dream work to young people at A.R.E. Camp for 20 years and has been a speaker around the U.S. His presentations blend vibrant humor with deep substance as he aims to help others find their own path to fulfillment.
Special presentations by other Cayce scholars, a bus tour of Cayce sites led by Christian County historian William T. Turner, and a birthday party for Edgar Cayce will round out this weekend of fun and personal growth.
Immerse yourself in the land where Edgar Cayce was born and reared and where he discovered his remarkable gifts that prompted his life’s work.

Preliminary Schedule
Friday, March 17
4-7pm: Registration, Holiday Inn
7-8:30pm: The Edgar Cayce Experiential: Meditation, Dreams, Reincarnation, and Creating Your Ideal Life, Patrick Belisle, Holiday Inn
Saturday, March 18
9-10am: Edgar Cayce’s Hometown, Alissa Keller & William T. Turner, Holiday Inn
10:15am-12pm: Do We Survive Death? The research shows YES, but not in the ways you might think!, Patrick Belisle, Holiday Inn
12pm: Lunch, Holiday Inn
1:30-5pm: Bus Tour of Cayce Sites, William T. Turner
2-4pm: Alternative Sessions: Search for God “practice” session, program on natural healing techniques, downtown activity
5pm: Dinner on Own
7:30pm: Birthday Party for Edgar, Holiday Inn
Sunday, March 19
10am-12pm: Edgar Cayce on How to Love One Another & Update from ARE, Patrick Belisle, Pennyroyal Area Museum