Hoptown

Southern Lanes Bowling With Santa

IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME AND WE WANT TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU! On December 13th, Southern Lanes Hopkinsville is having Bowling With Santa, so come visit! They will also have hot chocolate, cookies and crafts as well as bowling.

Call and reserve your spot! Sign-up before the event and it’s $10 each child; come in the day of for $15 each child.

2020 Kentucky Barn Smoker

Join Drew Estate for the 7th annual Kentucky Barn Smoker on Saturday September 26th in Hopkinsville, KY. Engage all the senses as you witness the lighting of oak, maple and hickory on fire to cure the Kentucky seed and Kentucky grown tobaccos.

It’s all about the smoke! Kentucky Fire Cured cigars are hand crafted using authentic fire cured tobaccos from Kentucky and hearty Nicaraguan fillers resulting in a smoking experience like no other. Swamp Thang adds a naturally sweet candela wrapper that accentuates the fire cured tobaccos and reinforces the pioneering spirit of creating something truly new and original that only Drew Estate can. Learn about both at the Kentucky Barn Smoker!

Barn Smoker 2020 continues to expand the festival atmosphere that celebrates attendees love of the leaf and the Drew Estate Culture. Envisioned and inspired by Jonathan Drew to bring aficionados, brands, and local businesses to American Tobacco Farms, Barn Smoker events also serve to raise awareness for Cigars for Warriors, a 501(c)(3) charity, whose sole focus is to support the American military.

 

Hopkinsville Summer Salute Festival 2020

The City of Hopkinsville invites you to the 5th Annual Summer Salute Festival–a fun filled 2-day music festival with national headliners, attracting guests and locals to family fun, rides, vendor booths, food booths and more, in beautiful downtown Hopkinsville! Food and merchant vendors, live entertainment, rides and a variety of attractions make this event a true gem of the south. The festival runs Friday, August 28, 2020 – Saturday, August 29, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

See you in 2020 for Hopkinsville’s largest party of the summer and biggest event of the year!

 

Hopkinsville Summer Salute Festival 2020

The City of Hopkinsville invites you to the 5th Annual Summer Salute Festival–a fun filled 2-day music festival with national headliners, attracting guests and locals to family fun, rides, vendor booths, food booths and more, in beautiful downtown Hopkinsville! Food and merchant vendors, live entertainment, rides and a variety of attractions make this event a true gem of the south. The festival runs Friday, August 28, 2020 – Saturday, August 29, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

See you in 2020 for Hopkinsville’s largest party of the summer and biggest event of the year!

 

Edgar Cayce Morning Exercises

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County invites you to join us for Edgar Cayce Morning Exercises on Wednesday, March 11, 18, and 25 at 10am in the newly renovated Pennyroyal Area Museum. This routine is a simple, healthy morning exercise program designed to get your day started on a positive note. It is inspired from the works of Christian County historic figure Edgar Cayce who was born March 18, 1877. Suitable for any age, condition, or place!

The exercises will be conducted in the McCarroll Gallery of the Pennyroyal Area Museum – located at 217 E. 9th Street in downtown Hopkinsville. The program is free and open to the public.

Awaken, cleanse, and strengthen your mind, body, and spirit during this 20-minute program!

Questions? Contact the Museums at 270-887-4270 or by email at [email protected].

Edgar Cayce Morning Exercises

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County invites you to join us for Edgar Cayce Morning Exercises on Wednesday, March 11, 18, and 25 at 10am in the newly renovated Pennyroyal Area Museum. This routine is a simple, healthy morning exercise program designed to get your day started on a positive note. It is inspired from the works of Christian County historic figure Edgar Cayce who was born March 18, 1877. Suitable for any age, condition, or place!

The exercises will be conducted in the McCarroll Gallery of the Pennyroyal Area Museum – located at 217 E. 9th Street in downtown Hopkinsville. The program is free and open to the public.

Awaken, cleanse, and strengthen your mind, body, and spirit during this 20-minute program!

Questions? Contact the Museums at 270-887-4270 or by email at [email protected].

Noon Book Club – at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

Join this once-a-month book club that meets at the Library on the first Monday of each month. The March book choice is Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.

Copies available to check out at the front desk upon request.

Here’s a summary of this popular non-fiction book:

“From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J.D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J.D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility.

But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance’s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history.

A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.”

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.