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3rd Annual Water Festival at Jeffers Bend

You are invited to Jeffers Bend Environmental Center for the third annual Water Festival, a part of National Drink Water Week! This fun event will be held on Saturday, May 9 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Activities include a rain simulator, pioneer water race, tours of water treatment plant, fixing water lines, building rain barrels, water balloon toss, canoe tours on lake, water races, food booth, learning about septic systems, value of wetlands, water pollution, children’s garden, community garden, and lots more. There will also be awards and prizes.

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day – smARTs at the Alhambra

A fun-filled musical featuring Coach Swamp. Considered by all to be “the meanest substitute teacher in the whole world,” Coach Swamp applies her trademark discipline to the players’ training, demanding tough exercises and no back talk. In the end, the team changes their attitude, pulls together, sharpens their skills, and manages to win the biggest game of the year.

Edgar Cayce Hometown Seminar 2020

Join us as we pay tribute to Hopkinsville and Christian County’s most famous son: Edgar Cayce. This year, we welcome Peter Woodbury as our featured speaker on From Creation to Revelation. Back by popular demand in Hopkinsville, Peter joins us for his second full seminar weekend. The weekend seminar is packed with a combination of enlightening presentations and special hometown visits and experiences that will make this weekend unlike any other. We are excited and hope you will join us!

The weekend also includes a special dedication to the new exhibition dedicated to Edgar Cayce and his legacy in Hopkinsville in the recently remodeled Pennyroyal Area Museum. Be present for a ribbon cutting ceremony to bless his story and this space. The bus tour with William T. Turner is currently full. All who register from this point on will be added to a waiting list for the tour. Alternate opportunities are available on Saturday afternoon.

Gather with us at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park 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.

For more information, visit http://www.museumsofhopkinsville.org/edgarcayce2020/

Newton’s Apple – smARTs at the Alhambra

Recommended for Grades 2 – 8

The world was a different place when Issac Newton had that apple drop on his head. The English mathematician, astronomer, scientist, author and physicist developed the principles of modern physics, including the laws of motion. Follow along with Newton as he uses scientific methods to conduct experiments and make discoveries that changed the world.

Contact Molly Campbell [email protected] to reserve seats at this school day event.

Kentucky Shakespeare Residency: Romeo and Juliet – smARTs at the Alhambra

The residency event will be presented in each Christian County High School. Event time is subject to change.

Staging Shakespeare – This signature workshop introduces elements of Shakespeare and drama while practicing teamwork and problem solving. Students work through the rehearsal process using Shakespeare’s text to create their own uniquely staged, student-driven performance piece. Students will follow the history of acting while learning the fundamentals of the craft through group improvisational exercises led by an artist educator. They will explore acting tools and techniques from rehearsal to performance.

Black History Trivia Bowl 2020

The Human Rights Commission’s Black History Trivia Bowl will take place on Saturday, February 29, 2020 and will be held at Hopkinsville Community College’s Auditorium Building.

Schools, Church Youth Groups, and community organizations are encouraged to form a team in order to participate.

This event is open to Hopkinsville-Christian County and the surrounding communities!

Volunteers are needed as well!

For more information or to sign up as a team or volunteer, contact the HRC Office at 270-887-4010 or email [email protected].

Midday at the Gallery Program – Featuring Willie Rascoe

Join the Hopkinsville Art Guild for Midday at the Gallery!

This month Willie Rascoe, a folk art sculptor, will share the process he uses to develop his artwork. He continues to create his sculptures from the driftwood, metal, bone, and shell he collects along the lakes and woods of Western Kentucky. He bases his work on the shape and textures of the wood. Sculptures emerge as animals, masks or abstract forms, with a blurring of lines between human, animal, plant, and spirit. Bits of bone, animal hides, shell fragments, copper wire, and stain made from berries and sawdust finish the pieces. Rascoe is well known throughout Kentucky for his work in schools and as an arts educator. His pieces are in the permanent collection of the Kentucky Folk Art Center and the Kentucky History Center as well as private collections.

The public is invited to this free program and a light lunch will be provided.

Struggle For Freedom: The Life of Dr. King – smARTs at the Alhambra

One of Black History’s most influential Civil Rights Leaders, the life and story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of both triumph and tragedy. Learn how Dr. King came to be such an influential leader in this dramatic show.

Contact Molly Campbell [email protected] to reserve seats at this school day event.

Showings Available at 9:30 AM & 12:00 PM

Recommended for Grades 3 – Adult

History on Tap

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at their first History on Tap of 2020! We will gather upstairs at the Hopkinsville Brewing Company with Museum Director Alissa Keller for a full update about the Pennyroyal Area Museum Renovation Project.

Here’s your chance to get an exclusive sneak peek at what’s been going on during the renovation of the 1915 U.S. Post Office that serves as home to the Pennyroyal Area Museum. Keller will share details about the project, how it developed, and how things evolved throughout. She will also share fun facts about the exhibition and its design. Join in for a beer and to get excited about the re-opening of our community’s first museum.

Missoula Children’s Theatre Presents: The Emperor’s New Clothes

This performance features a cast of local students who have learned an entire play in just one week!

“Dress for success” is good advice that the Emperor takes whole-heartedly, wanting to impress new friends. But where to stop? When the clothes (and other people’s opinions) become more important than the people of the kingdom, trouble brews. To help their beloved Emperor find the way back to his heart, his true friends create an elaborate “birthday suit” for the Emperor to wear for his birthday…

Tickets $8 (on sale Jan. 13th)| Sponsored by Flynn Enterprises

For more information on Auditions, please click here >>>> Auditions: Missoula Children’s Theatre The Emperor’s New Clothes