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March Madness in Hoptown!

Check out all of the great events happening this month in Hoptown and find out what the “madness” is all about!

10th Annual Kentucky Bunco Bash – March 13-15 – Gather up the ladies and enjoy a weekend of Bunco, prizes, door decorating and costume contest, as well as access to shopping and dining, the Kentucky Bunco Bash is the perfect opportunity to get away from it all and enjoy a wonderful weekend! This year’s theme is the roaring 20s! Click here for ticket information!

Trail of Tears Heritage Cabin Re-Opens – March 19 – The Trail of Tears Heritage Center is a restored log cabin which houses artifacts of the Cherokee people and additional Native American cultures. Admission to the Heritage Center is by donation. Hours will be Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-4:00 pm and Sunday 12:00-4:00 pm.

28th Annual Edgar Cayce Hometown Seminar – March 20-22 – Gather with us at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, March 20-22, outside Edgar Cayce’s hometown for a weekend full of learning, fellowship, and self-discovery. 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. Click here for ticket information!

11th Annual International Festival – March 27-28 – For the 11th straight year, the world will be at your fingertips during the annual Hopkinsville International Festival, March 27 & 28! This event (held at the Hopkinsville Sportsplex) celebrates the vast cultural diversity found in Hoptown and our region, educating citizens about a multitude of global traditions and history through food, music dance, sport and more. Best of all, the two-day event is FREE to attend.

 

For a full calendar of events, click here.

Bridal & Events Showcase – at The Bruce

Join The Bruce for their Bridal & Events Showcase! There will be tons of vendors, door prizes & TWO grand prize giveaways (non-bridal & bridal)! This event is the perfect place to gather information and advice for your dream wedding and other events. You will have the opportunity to meet professional photographers, listen to music provided by DJ’s, sample menu items and wedding cakes, and meet many other event professionals. Come and be inspired with beautiful decor and fashions!

Tickets are $5 online in advance, or $10 at the door the day of. Tickets available through Showcase Facebook page or Eventbrite page .

Christmas Open House at J. Schrecker Jewelry!

Join us for hot chocolate, Christmas-inspired mimosas, and other holiday treats as we kick off the season with our Christmas Open House on November 24th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Celebrate Small Business Saturday at J. Schrecker Jewelry in historic downtown Hopkinsville as you #ShopSmall!

– Register for door prizes – jewelry & gift certificates!
– Discover new jewelry, watches, & gifts
– Enjoy 20% off of your November 24th purchase of in-stock merchandise

Celebrate World UFO Day the Hoptown Way!

July 2nd has been designated World UFO Day by the World UFO Day Organization, which was founded to “raise awareness about the undoubted existence of UFO’s and with that intelligent beings from outer space.”

Here in Christian County, we have our own UFO history with the “Little Green Men” Encounter! In 1955, the Sutton family had an all night battle with aliens at their home in Kelly, Kentucky. Legend has it that between the hours of 11pm and 2am, the Sutton family has a shoot-out with a dozen aliens who were terrorizing, taunting, and scaring the family. The visitors were impervious to the bullets fired at them, and seemed to grow stronger through the fighting.

Lucky Sutton finally escaped the home and ran to Hopkinsville to contact the police for assistance. Despite the the police being on the scene for two hours, the extra terrestrial visitors were not seen again. It’s a mystery that has captivated truth-seekers around the world.

Each year in August, you can celebrate and learn all about these visitors at the Kelly “Little Green Men” Days!

Hopkinsville Rotary Auction, April 21-26, 2014

The Hopkinsville Rotary Club’s Annual Rotary Auction is the most successful publicly-funded student loan program in the world. It is also the largest single Rotary Club fundraising project in all of Rotary International, which includes 32,000 clubs in 200 nations worldwide. Yes, we are proud of and excited about this great community service project!

It started with a goat, and it grew!

more: Hopkinsville Rotary Auction, April 21-26, 2014