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.

Queen Grafting Class with Pennyrile Beekeepers Association

One Day Queen Grafting Work Shop! The Pennyrile Beekeepers Association is proud to have Chris Renfrow, KSBA President, and member of Kentucky Queen Breeders Association to present queen grafting.

Seating is limited to 20 people. Class will include all tools needed to graft! $30 per person, check or money order to:
Pennyrile Beekeepers Association
c/o Patrick Stallons
6400 Old Madisonville Road
Hopkinsville, KY  42240

Class will be held Saturday May 4th, 8 am to 4 pm, at the Christian County UK Extension Office – University of Kentucky, 2850 Pembroke Road, Hopkinsville, KY  42240.

Questions or for more information:
Contact: Patrick Stallons  at  270-839-3040  or  Chris Renfrow  at  270-556-0853

Knitting Club at the Library

Join the new once-a-month knitting club at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library. Registration is required. The first project will be a dishcloth, which can be finished during the May 24 class or can be taken home if you bring your own size 9 knitting needles. Techniques to be learned: Casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, cast off.

Drum Clinic at Music Central Hopkinsville

On Thursday March 7th at 5:00 P.M. Music Central of Hopkinsville will be hosting a FREE rudimental drum clinic by J. Andrew Porter. Sgt. 1st Class Porter of the US Army Hellcats from West Point will be focusing on rudimental drumming, history, and making music for a living. Clinic is open to anyone wishing to attend. If you’re a drummer, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear one of our nation’s finest musicians. Make plans to attend now.

Sergeant First Class J. Andrew Porter joined the West Point Band in May 2005 as a rudimental drummer in the band’s field music group, the Hellcats. As a member of the Hellcats, Sgt. 1st Class Porter has performed and presented for Drum Corps International World Championships, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the KoSA percussion workshops, and the Texas Music Educators Association. Prior to his appointment with the Hellcats, Sgt. 1st Class Porter was an assistant band director at Barren County High School in Glasgow, Kentucky. He also served two years as percussion specialist for the J.J. Pearce High School cluster of bands in Richardson, Texas, and in 1996 was part of the instructional staff for Nite Express Drum and Bugle Corps. Sgt. 1st Class Porter holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Western Kentucky University and a Master of Music in percussion performance from Louisiana State University. His primary teachers include Dr. Christopher S. Norton, Dr. Michael G. Kingan, Timothy K. Adams, Jr., Conrad Alexander, and Scott Ford. As a concert percussionist, Sgt. 1st Class Porter has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, the Natchez Opera Festival Orchestra, the Dallas Wind Symphony, and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra. As a rudimental percussionist, he performed in the snare line of the North Canton, Ohio, Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps from 1993-1995, and was the snare line section leader for the 1996 WGI Independent World Class Champion Music City Mystique from Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to freelance performance opportunities in the lower Hudson Valley area, Sgt. 1st Class Porter regularly performs with the West Point Band’s Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Steel Band. As a clinician, Sgt. 1st Class Porter frequently presents clinics and master classes covering marching and concert percussion techniques for university and high school students. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, woodworking, and cycling.

Multiple Attacker Workshop

Having to defend yourself is scary enough. Being outnumbered and having to defend yourself only multiplies the feeling. Attend the workshop held by the team of Elements of Self Defense, on February 23rd at 1:00 p.m.
In this workshop, the workshop instructors and attendees will explore how each element can be applied to deal with the threat of multiple assailants.

Mixed Media Workshop: Tobacco Barn

UPCOMING WORKSHOP! The Harvest Fest will be taking place in downtown Hopkinsville September 27th-29th and we are excited to be a part of the fun! On Saturday, September 29th from 10:00-12:00 we will be offering a workshop where you will create a tobacco barn on a piece of metal and attach it to a wood panel. The cost is $15 per participant. For teens and adults (children may participate with the assistance of an adult). Join us for this fun and easy workshop. Space is limited. Please call 270-874-2028 to reserve your spot.

Writing Workshop at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

This Writing Workshop will focus on creativity and how to tell personal stories. Whether you write (or want to start writing) fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, this workshop will be helpful to you. It will include writing prompts as well as discussion, and you will come away with the start of a piece of writing that is ready to expand or revise.

This class is open to anyone 16 or older.