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Nature Fest at Jeffers Bend

Join the community for Nature Fest – a family event for health and wellness – held annually at Jeffers Bend! With activities ranging from a walk in the woods with master gardeners, to canoe tours on the lake, to a nature carnival with prizes, to storytelling and more . . . there’s tons of fun to be had by all!

Jeffers Bend is located on Metcalfe Lane, just off the intersection with North Main Street. Admission includes events, activities, and parking.
Admission – $10 per car | Active Duty Military with ID – Free | First Responders with ID – Free | $15 per bus (up to 25 people) | $30 per bus (26+ people)

For more information, call 270-885-5600 or 270-886-6719.

Pumpkin Patch Opening Day at Christian Way Farm

After a spring and summer full of farm fun, join in 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 the 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/

Beach Blast – at Pennyrile Forest

Come on out to Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park for their annual Beach Blast!
There’ll be lots of fun and family friendly activities held at the beach all day long! Tie-dye t-shirts, enjoy great music, and play in a beach volleyball tournament! The concession stand will be selling family friendly foods. See you there!

The Stylistics

One of the most successful soul groups of all time, The Stylistics, has been rescheduled from April 18 and will perform Saturday, August 15 LIVE at the Alhambra Theatre show thanks to the Pennyroyal Arts Council and Rogers Group.

The Stylistics had 12 straight Top Ten hits in the early ‘70s including: “You Are Everything”, “Betcha by Golly Wow”, “I’m Stone in Love with You”, “Break up to Make Up”, “Let’s Put it All Together”, and “You make me Feel Brand New.” Among their peers, they were one of the smoothest and sweetest soul groups of their era.

Tickets are available online at pennyroyalarts.org or can be purchased at the box office at the Alhambra Theatre for the August 15, 7:00 pm show.

Special thanks to our event sponsor Rogers Group and our beverage sponsor Bluegrass Beverage. For more information on this and upcoming shows, find us on Facebook at @alhambratheatrehopkinsville.

Beach Blast – at Pennyrile Forest

Come on out to Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park for their annual Beach Blast!
There’ll be lots of fun and family friendly activities held at the beach all day long! Tie-dye t-shirts, enjoy great music, and play in a beach volleyball tournament! The concession stand will be selling family friendly foods. See you there!

2020 Christian County Heart Walk

Important update about the Heart Walk:

As a science-based organization which cares deeply about the health of our communities, the American Heart Association has been closely following the guidance from the CDC and state and local health officials on the coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of the community has been and will continue to be our top priority.

With that, we have decided that the best course is to remove the uncertainty for our participants and are excited to share that the Heart Walk will become a virtual event! That’s right, we’re still walking to raise funds for lifesaving research, support health and education initiatives in our community, improve the quality of care in our hospitals and advocate for healthy policies.

So wherever you are on June 13th, we invite you to lace up your shoes and WALK to ensure that funds are there for future medical advancements.

While this single-day event signifies so much for our community, we know that it takes a city to make an impact, and we cannot stop now. Heart & Stroke survivors will be counting on your support and commitment to help us raise funds and encourage participants to engage in new ways. If you haven’t already, register online and be on the lookout for future emails from your heart walk team.

We may be walking at a distance, but we are together in mission.

Please click here for more info, to register, or to donate.

Opening Day at the Trail of Tears Heritage Center

Join your friends at the Trail of Tears Heritage Center on June 3rd for the Opening Day of the season! Enjoy the park area around the cabin, great for flying kites and burning off some energy. See you then!

Heritage Center hours for the summer will be Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm.
For more information, please visit the Heritage Center’s Facebook page.

Sign Language Classes – at Hopkinsville YMCA

Come on over to the Hopkinsville YMCA on Tuesdays in March and April for Sign Language Classes!

The class for ages 12 and under starts at 4:30 pm, and the class for ages 13 and up begins at 5:30 pm. Cost is $40 for Non-Members, or $25 for YMCA Members.

For more information on this event, please call the Hopkinsville YMCA at 270-887-5382.