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The Big Read – Hopkinsville

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September 2022

History on Tap

September 29 @ 6:30 pm CDT
Hopkinsville Brewing Company, 102 E. 5th St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States
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Join us for History on Tap hosted by Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County Thursday September 29, 2022 @ 6:30 PM Location: Hopkinsville Brewing Company Museum Executive Director Alissa Keller explores the winter of 1838 in Hopkinsville and Christian County. During this winter, members of the Cherokee Nation marched through the middle of the county and camped here as they were forcibly removed from their ancestral lands. Keller shares what is known of their experiences here and of the death and…

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October 2022

There There & Their Hopkinsville: Book Discussion

October 3 @ 5:00 pm CDT
Milkweed Health & Harmony Emporium, 202 E. 9th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States
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Join us for “There There and Their Hopkinsville” a book discussion hosted by the Hopkinsville Community College. October 3rd, 2022 @ 5:00 PM Location: Milkweed The third discussion in the series will cover the historical context of the Native Americans from the Hopkinsville and Western Kentucky Region. Cost: Free Age appropriate: Yes

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EPIC HOUR

October 4 @ 5:00 pm CDT
Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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Join us for EPIC HOUR hosted by the Hopkinsville Christian County Public Library Youth Services Department. Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 @ 5 PM Location: Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library Kids’ Club (Grades K-3) will be rock painting, Be*Tween (Grades 4-7) will be playing Native American Games, and Teens (Grades 8-12) will be doing mini basket weaving. Cost: Free Age appropriate: kindergarten through 12th grade

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The Invasion of North America with Nelson Barlow

October 5 @ 7:00 pm CDT
Alhambra Theatre, 507 S. Main St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States
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Join us for “The Invasion of North America with Nelson Barlow” hosted by the Pennyroyal Arts Council. Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 @ 7 PM Location: The Hall at the Alhambra Theatre The Invasion of North America- Nelson Barlow presents her research on the Native American Saga from the 9th to the 18th century. A favorite program of the Shakespeare Club of Hopkinsville, Nelson's detailed paper will keep you on the edge of your seat. Cost: Free Age Appropriate: All ages

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Book Discussion

October 6 @ 5:30 pm CDT
The Corner Coffeehouse, 1100 S. Main St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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Join us for a Book Discussion hosted by the Christian County Literacy Council. Thursday, October 6, 2022 @ 5:30 PM Location: The Corner Coffeehouse 1100 S. Main St. Hopkinsville This book discussion is open to the community and will cover approximately the middle third of the book. Cost: Free Age appropriate: Teen and Adult

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Big Read Public Art Camp

October 10 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
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Alhambra Theatre, 507 S. Main St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States
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Join us for a Public Art Camp in Downtown Hopkinsville hosted by the Pennyroyal Arts Council! This will be a hands-on arts camp led by local art teacher Paula Gieske. During the week campers will create large scale public art to be display on the Alhambra Theatre exterior. Additional projects may be added. Dress to get messy. October 10-14th, 2022 starting at 8 AM - 11 AM Cost: Free Ages 12-15 Limit of 10 participants pennyroyalartscouncil.regfox.com/big-read-public-art-project

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Traditional Stories of the Cherokee

October 10 @ 6:00 pm CDT
Trail of Tears Park and Heritage Center, 100 Trail of Tears Dr.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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Join us for Traditional Stories of the Cherokee hosted by Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Visit Hopkinsville Monday, October 10, 2022 @ 6 PM Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day on the sacred grounds where the Native Americans gathered during the Trail of Tears forced removal. Traditional Cherokee stories will be shared around the campfire area used during Native encampments. Trail of Tears Historian, Kristina Scott will wear traditional dress as she shares these stories passed down through generations. Bring a…

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Big Read Public Art Camp

October 11 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 14, 2022

Alhambra Theatre, 507 S. Main St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States
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Free

Join us for a Public Art Camp in Downtown Hopkinsville hosted by the Pennyroyal Arts Council! This will be a hands-on arts camp led by local art teacher Paula Gieske. During the week campers will create large scale public art to be display on the Alhambra Theatre exterior. Additional projects may be added. Dress to get messy. October 10-14th, 2022 starting at 8 AM - 11 AM Cost: Free Ages 12-15 Limit of 10 participants pennyroyalartscouncil.regfox.com/big-read-public-art-project

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EPIC HOUR

October 11 @ 5:00 pm CDT
Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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Join us for EPIC HOUR hosted by the Hopkinsville Christian County Public Library Youth Services Department. Tuesday, October 11th, 2022 @ 5 PM Location: Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library Kids’ Club (Grades K-3) will be doing Native American “Hide” painting, Be*Tween (Grades 4-7) will be rock painting, and Teens (Grades 8-12) will be doing Native American symbol beading. Cost: Free Age appropriate: kindergarten through 12th grade

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Big Read Public Art Camp

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 14, 2022

Alhambra Theatre, 507 S. Main St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States
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Free

Join us for a Public Art Camp in Downtown Hopkinsville hosted by the Pennyroyal Arts Council! This will be a hands-on arts camp led by local art teacher Paula Gieske. During the week campers will create large scale public art to be display on the Alhambra Theatre exterior. Additional projects may be added. Dress to get messy. October 10-14th, 2022 starting at 8 AM - 11 AM Cost: Free Ages 12-15 Limit of 10 participants pennyroyalartscouncil.regfox.com/big-read-public-art-project

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Art Project: Dream Catchers

October 12 @ 5:00 pm CDT
Alhambra Theatre, 507 S. Main St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States
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Join us for an Art Project creating Dream Catcher’s hosted by the Pennyroyal Arts Council. Tuesday, October 12th, 2022 @ 5:00 PM Location: The Hall @ the Alhambra Join us to make your own dream catcher. All supplies will be provided. Cost: Free Age appropriate: Adults Only (limit 20 participants)

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There There & Their Story: Book Discussion

October 12 @ 5:00 pm CDT
Free

Join us for “There There and Their Story” a book discussion hosted by the Hopkinsville Community College. October 12th, 2022 @ 5:00 PM Location: Hopkinsville Community College: Emerging Technology Building Anderson Room This will be a guided discussion of the impacts of the novel, as well as a discussion of how Hopkinsville and Western Kentucky are honoring the story of the Native Americans of the area. Cost: Free Age appropriate: Yes

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Big Read Public Art Camp

October 13 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 14, 2022

Alhambra Theatre, 507 S. Main St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States
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Free

Join us for a Public Art Camp in Downtown Hopkinsville hosted by the Pennyroyal Arts Council! This will be a hands-on arts camp led by local art teacher Paula Gieske. During the week campers will create large scale public art to be display on the Alhambra Theatre exterior. Additional projects may be added. Dress to get messy. October 10-14th, 2022 starting at 8 AM - 11 AM Cost: Free Ages 12-15 Limit of 10 participants pennyroyalartscouncil.regfox.com/big-read-public-art-project

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Big Read Public Art Camp

October 14 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 14, 2022

Alhambra Theatre, 507 S. Main St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States
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Free

Join us for a Public Art Camp in Downtown Hopkinsville hosted by the Pennyroyal Arts Council! This will be a hands-on arts camp led by local art teacher Paula Gieske. During the week campers will create large scale public art to be display on the Alhambra Theatre exterior. Additional projects may be added. Dress to get messy. October 10-14th, 2022 starting at 8 AM - 11 AM Cost: Free Ages 12-15 Limit of 10 participants pennyroyalartscouncil.regfox.com/big-read-public-art-project

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Fry Bread Competition

October 14 @ 4:30 pm CDT
Founders Square, 110 W. 9th St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States
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Join us for a Fry Bread Competition for families with kids Pre K - 12th grade! Cook up your best Fry Bread & bring it to the Christian Co. Public Schools table at the Chili Festival to be judged on Oct. 14th at 4:30 PM. 1st & 2nd place prizes & gift cards will be rewarded!

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Museum After Hours

October 14 @ 5:30 pm CDT
Pennyroyal Area Museum, 217 E. 9th Street
Hopkinsville, 42240
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Join us for Museum After Hours hosted by Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County Friday, October 14, 2022 @ 5:30 PM Location: Pennyroyal Area Museum An in-depth viewing and study of the folk art piece that depicts the Trail of Tears by local artist George Barrette Floyd will be the centerpiece of this evening event. Carved out of a felled red oak tree, this massive sculpture includes more than 70 figures of people and animals on the forced removal known as…

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Hopkinsville BIG READ Restaurant Week

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until October 22, 2022

Join us for Big Read Restaurant Week hosted by the Big Read Committee! October 17-22, 2022 Location: Local Hopkinsville Restaurants Local participating restaurants will offer their take on a native dish, Indian Fry Bread. Patrons will be encouraged to post social media photos to Big Read Facebook Page. Age appropriate: all ages

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Hopkinsville BIG READ Restaurant Week

October 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until October 22, 2022

Join us for Big Read Restaurant Week hosted by the Big Read Committee! October 17-22, 2022 Location: Local Hopkinsville Restaurants Local participating restaurants will offer their take on a native dish, Indian Fry Bread. Patrons will be encouraged to post social media photos to Big Read Facebook Page. Age appropriate: all ages

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EPIC HOUR

October 18 @ 5:00 pm CDT
Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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Join us for EPIC HOUR hosted by the Hopkinsville Christian County Public Library Youth Services Department. Tuesday, October 18th, 2022 @ 5 PM Location: Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library Kids’ Club (Grades K-3) will be playing Native American games, Be*Tween (Grades 4-7) will be making corn husk dolls, and Teens (Grades 8-12) will be rock painting. Cost: Free Age appropriate: kindergarten through 12th grade

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Hopkinsville BIG READ Restaurant Week

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until October 22, 2022

Join us for Big Read Restaurant Week hosted by the Big Read Committee! October 17-22, 2022 Location: Local Hopkinsville Restaurants Local participating restaurants will offer their take on a native dish, Indian Fry Bread. Patrons will be encouraged to post social media photos to Big Read Facebook Page. Age appropriate: all ages

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Hopkinsville BIG READ Restaurant Week

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until October 22, 2022

Join us for Big Read Restaurant Week hosted by the Big Read Committee! October 17-22, 2022 Location: Local Hopkinsville Restaurants Local participating restaurants will offer their take on a native dish, Indian Fry Bread. Patrons will be encouraged to post social media photos to Big Read Facebook Page. Age appropriate: all ages

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Book Discussion

October 20 @ 5:30 pm CDT
The Corner Coffeehouse, 1100 S. Main St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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Join us for a Book Discussion hosted by the Christian County Literacy Council. Thursday, October 20, 2022 @ 5:30 PM Location: The Corner Coffeehouse 1100 S. Main St. Hopkinsville This book discussion is open to the community and will cover approximately the last third of the book. Cost: Free to attend Age appropriate: Teen and Adult

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Hopkinsville BIG READ Restaurant Week

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until October 22, 2022

Join us for Big Read Restaurant Week hosted by the Big Read Committee! October 17-22, 2022 Location: Local Hopkinsville Restaurants Local participating restaurants will offer their take on a native dish, Indian Fry Bread. Patrons will be encouraged to post social media photos to Big Read Facebook Page. Age appropriate: all ages

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Barrida Limpia Healing Session

October 22 @ 11:00 am CDT
Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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Join us for a Barrida Limpia Healing Session hosted by the Human Rights Commission. October 22nd, 2022 @ 11 AM Location: Amphitheater next to the Public Library Michelle Rodríguez Cook is an Indigenous Healer and Certified Reiki Master Teacher of Four Winds Healing located in Christian County, KY. Her healing and clearing methods are deeply rooted in Mesoamerican culture and have been passed down from generation to generation. Michelle is a Certified Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui Tibetan Reiki…

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Hopkinsville BIG READ Restaurant Week

October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until October 22, 2022

Join us for Big Read Restaurant Week hosted by the Big Read Committee! October 17-22, 2022 Location: Local Hopkinsville Restaurants Local participating restaurants will offer their take on a native dish, Indian Fry Bread. Patrons will be encouraged to post social media photos to Big Read Facebook Page. Age appropriate: all ages

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The Native American Experience in the Wilderness of American Law

October 25 @ 6:00 pm CDT
Hopkinsville Brewing Company, 102 E. 5th St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States
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Join us for a discussion with local lawyer Tom Glover on 'The Native American Experience in the Wilderness of American Law. Who Exactly Are the Savages Here?' at the Hopkinsville Brewing Company @ 6 PM. October 25th, 2022 starting at 6 PM This discussion will touch upon three themes that have consistently appeared in the interactions between Native Americans and the various colonial and American legal systems. 1. The imposition upon Native Americans of a variety of legal systems 2.…

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Water Color Workshop

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Alhambra Theatre, 507 S. Main St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States
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Join us for a Water Color Workshop hosted by the Pennyroyal Arts Council. Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 10 AM - 12 PM Location: The Hall @ the Alhambra Join professional artist, Dustin Knight as she helps create a feather watercolor. All supply list will be provided to attendees Cost: Free Age appropriate: High School & Adult (limit 20 participants)

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November 2022

The Native Runway

November 1 @ 6:00 pm CDT
Pennyroyal Area Museum, 217 E. 9th Street
Hopkinsville, 42240
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Join us for The Native Runway: An Exploration of Ceremonial Dress hosted by Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County Tuesday, November 1, 2022 @ 6 PM Location: Pennyroyal Area Museum Museum Collections Manager Sacra Fallen examines ceremonial clothing from the Cherokee, Shawnee, and Chickasaw peoples. Fallen will show off a beaded headpiece from the museum’s artifact collection and discuss its origins and meanings. Guests will be led in a hands-on activity to make their own wampum belt. Cost: Free Age appropriate:…

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Storytime

November 2 @ 10:00 am CDT
Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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Join us for Story hosted by Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library and Trail of Tears. Wednesday, November 2, 2022 @ 10 AM Location: Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library Kristina Scott will read a story in her native dress, interacting with the children using puppets. She and her assistant will then do a Native American craft with the children. Cost: Free Age appropriate: 0-5 years old

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Book Reading and Coloring Contest

November 4 @ 5:30 pm CDT
The Corner Coffeehouse, 1100 S. Main St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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Join us for Book Reading and Coloring Contest hosted by the Christian County Literacy Council. Friday, November 4, 2022 @ 5:30 PM Location: The Corner Coffeehouse 1100 S. Main St. Hopkinsville At this family fun event we will share excerpts from our Community Reader Day book selections, engage in child-friendly book discussions, and sponsor a coloring contest! Cost: Free Age appropriate: Children and Families

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