Family Fun

Tuesday at the Town Clock

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County and the Hopkinsville Fire Department present Tuesdays at the Town Clock. This monthly story hour at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum will be held the first Tuesday of each month. Local firefighters will read a story and introduce kids to some of the equipment in the museum.

Tuesday at the Town Clock

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County and the Hopkinsville Fire Department present Tuesdays at the Town Clock. This monthly story hour at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum will be held the first Tuesday of each month. Local firefighters will read a story and introduce kids to some of the equipment in the museum.

Photo Exhibit Reception: Hoptown – Our Town

You are invited to attend the Photo Exhibit Reception: “Hoptown – Our Town” , on Thursday, October 3, 2019, from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library! Prize money will be awarded at this event to the winning artists of the juried photography competition (see release for competition requirements and details). Photos on display will represent the theme of “Hoptown – Our Town” (this year’s Big Read selection), and will be on display from October 3rd through October 26th, 2019.

For more information on this and other great Hopkinsville Art Guild events, please contact Henrietta Kemp at 270-886-3776 or [email protected] .

 

Tuesday at the Town Clock

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County and the Hopkinsville Fire Department present Tuesdays at the Town Clock. This monthly story hour at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum will be held the first Tuesday of each month. Local firefighters will read a story and introduce kids to some of the equipment in the museum.

Big Read Hopkinsville 2019

Join the Pennyroyal Arts Council as they host the NEA Big Read in Hopkinsville! An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.

Pennyroyal Arts Council is one of 78 nonprofit organizations to receive an NEA Big Read grant to host a community reading program between September 2019 and June 2020. The NEA Big Read in Christian County will focus on Our Town by Thornton Wilder. Activities will take place between October 1st and November 8th . . . so stay tuned for more information!

The 11th Annual Butterfly Festival

Children will be able to make environmental arts and crafts projects for free.

Come and interact with live butterflies in their habitat in our Butterfly House or let the Master Gardeners take you on a tour of our beautiful Butterfly Garden.

Watch a family friendly stage show, take a ride on the train, or get your face painted. Have your portrait drawn by a caricature artist, take a spin on the human gyroscope ride, or take pictures like Hollywood star at our Golden Globe-styled step & repeat banner.

The Oak Grove Tourism Butterfly Festival is one of the most popular events in the region. 2019 will mark the eleventh year for the annual festival, and word has spread quickly about this fun, free, educational event.

There is something for everyone to See, Do, and LEARN! There are free, nature focused arts and crafts for the children to create and take home.
Head out to 101 Walter Garrett Lane and join in all the free family fun at the 11th annual Oak Grove Tourism Butterfly Festival!

Dancing With Our Stars

Local celebrities will take the stage once again at the Alhambra on Saturday, September 7, 2019 to compete in the third Dancing With Our Stars competition.  This year’s competition returns with a twist. In the 2019 Dancing With Our Stars competition, the event will feature double the local celebrities.  Dance experts from Brooke Bailey Dance Addiction + Gymnastics and Bluegrass Dancecats will serve as mentors and coach 8 celebrity pairs.

Tune in to the Dancing With Our Stars Facebook page beginning on June 17 to learn who will be dancing in the September 7 competition.  Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, July 16 and will be available through online ticketing at pennyroyalarts.org. Tickets are $40 each. Sponsorships to support the event and special viewing opportunities in the newly renovated Alhambra Theatre are available. Email [email protected] to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Proceeds from the event and the funds raised during the dancing festivities will support the missions of both the Pennyroyal Arts Council and Sanctuary, Inc.  The event is sponsored by Hughart, Beard and Giles Funeral Homes.  Money is raised leading up to the event as community members cast their “vote” for their favorite team.  Each dollar donated counts as a vote, with the overall competition winners named from a combination of dance score and dollars raised.  Online donations will once again be available with one team named a winner before the dancing begins with the “Online Fan Favorite” awarded at the conclusion of the evening.

“We are thrilled to bring the dancing fun back to the community again this year,” says Executive Director of the Pennyroyal Arts Council Margaret Prim.  “The Dancing With Our Stars event will be the first event held in the Alhambra Theatre in its 2019-2020 season (The LIVE at the Alhambra series will kick off October 3 with a Grammy-award winning artist – reveal of that artist coming August 1!), and we could not be more excited to offer this entertainment again for our community.”

Heather Lancaster, Executive Director of Sanctuary, Inc. says of the event, “To add this new twist this year and double up on the number of local celebrities you’ll see competing is really going to be fun. We look forward to this exciting change to the competition.”

The Dancing With Our Stars event raised over $65,000 in 2016, and in 2017 raised $57,000.  Organizers are hoping to meet that same level of success to support the missions of the two organizations benefitting from the event.  The Dancing With Our Stars event has previously been a sold out crowd, so organizers encourage ticket purchases to be made as soon as they go live July 16.

For more information about the event and to learn about the teams competing this year, please visit Dancing With Our Stars on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/DancingWithOurStarsHopkinsville/.

ABOUT PENNYROYAL ARTS COUNCIL & SANCTUARY, INC

The mission of the Pennyroyal Arts Council is to encourage, develop, and promote the appreciation of the Arts through Education, Support, Service, and Presentation. Learn more about the Pennyroyal Arts Council by visiting www.pennyroyalarts.org. Sanctuary, Inc. is committed to the provision of preventative and restorative services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.  Learn more about Sanctuary, Inc by visiting www.thesanctuaryinc.com.

Pumpkin Patch Opening Day

After a spring and summer full of farm fun, join us for the first day of Fall fun at Christian Way Farm, LLC & Mini Golf! Pick a pumpkin from the patch, choose a pumpkin or other Fall favorite from our selection in the country store, take a ride around the farm on the hay ride, climb on the hay castle, grind corn (to feed to our farm animals who are eager to greet you!), and wind around the corn maze.

Farm favorites like petting the animals, playing a round of mini golf, enjoying a pizza from the Christian Way Cafe, and simply enjoying the Fall on the farm are available alongside the Fall activities. For a full list of what to expect at Christian Way Farm, visit www.christianwayfarm.com .

For hours & admission prices (including pumpkin pricing), visit: http://christianwayfarm.com/pricing/

To schedule your group, visit: http://christianwayfarm.com/fall/

Red, White & Blue Cup: Big Wheel Races – at Hopkinsville YMCA

Attention race fans! Get rollin’ at the YMCA with races for all ages at Hopkinsville YMCA! The Red, White, & Blue Cup: Big Wheel Races will be held on Saturday, September 7th, and it’ll be fun for the whole family!

*Pre-Registration: 7:00-8:00 am*

*Races Begin: 8:00 am*

*Cost: $20 to August 1 / $30 after August 1 / $40 on Race Day (YMCA Members enjoy $5 discount)

*Age Divisions: Ages 3 thru Adults (with 1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes in 7 divisions, and family cup awarded to fastest family!)

**Please Note: Big wheels must have 3 wheels and have no motor. The wheels must be plastic. The Hopkinsville-Christian County Family YMCA accepts no responsibility for accidents or injuries that may occur during the race.

For more information on this great event and more YMCA programs, contact the Hopkinsville Christian County Family YMCA at 270-887-5382, or email [email protected] .