Family Fun

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.

Santa Visits the Park & Gift Shop Open House – at Pennyrile Forest

When Santa visits Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, he spreads holiday cheer everywhere! Enjoy all the day’s festivities! $2 pictures with Santa in the lodge lobby and $5 create your own ornament! Items in the park gift shop will be discounted all day long for the Gift Shop Open House.

Christmas at the Bend at Jeffers Bend

Join in the fun at this year’s Christmas at the Bend! The event will take place at Jeffers Bend Environmental Center in Hopkinsville on Saturday, December 5th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. You can enjoy refreshments such as homemade cookies, apples and apple slices, hot chocolate, and hot apple cider! Make Christmas cards for nursing home residents, create fun craft projects, learn about wintertime bird-feeding and fire safety, and have your photo* taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Admission is $5 per car | $10 per bus (up to 15 passengers) | $15 per bus (16+ passengers) | Free for Military Families & First Responders
*(Additional $5 fee for photo with Santa)
Tickets may be purchased from: Jeffers Bend Environmental Center on Metcalfe Lane, a member of the Jeffers Bend Steering Committee, the gate on the day of the event.

For questions or more information on the event, call Charles Turner (RC&D Coordinator/Volunteer) at the Jeffers Bend office at 270-885-5600 or email [email protected]

Thanksgiving Day Buffet – at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Clifty Creek Restaurant at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey and all the trimmings.

Adults are $19.99, Children ages 6-12 are $9.99, and Children 5-under eat free. Contact the restaurant for more information at 270-797-3421 .

1st Annual Southern Lanes Trick or Treat Party

Come out and join Southern Lanes at their first annual Southern Lanes Trick or Treat Party filled with local businesses to hand out info, coupons, candy and more to kids and their parents. They will also will have inside with inside games, bowling, and fun inside their brand new arcade.

They will have costume contests in 3 age divisions. Infant-5, 6-10, 11 & up and will also be offering wristbands for you to enjoy Bowling, laser tag, mini golf and bumper cars for one price!

Harvest Praise at Christian Way Farm

Join us on Saturday, October 17th for our annual day of praise! We will have a wonderful menu of food available for purchase all day combined with the sound of praise music filling the farm. Janie will tell the pumpkin story at various times throughout the day. Harvest Praise is included with farm or mini golf admission.

This live musical event will feature performances – more information coming on who our performers will be. The pumpkin story will be told many times throughout the day. Plan to attend the Pumpkin Story at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

Learn more about Harvest Praise by visiting https://christianwayfarm.com/harvest-praise-2/.

Learn more about Christian Way Farm & Mini Golf by visiting http://www.christianwayfarm.com.

Event subject to change – please refer to christianwayfarm.com for updated information.

5th Annual Touch A Truck – at Debow Recreational Complex

Join Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation for the 5th Annual Touch -a- Truck event!

Trucks, equipment, vehicles of all shapes and sizes, and even the Air Evac Helicopter will gather for Touch -a- Truck. Children of all ages will be welcome to touch, climb-on and explore these amazing pieces of equipment.

Adult supervision is required for children under 16.

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.

Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K

The Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K is BACK! Once again sponsored, respectively, by Planters Bank and Jennie Stuart Health, the 2nd Annual Hoptown Half & 5K is a joint road race through Hopkinsville, Kentucky, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.

The course starts in downtown Hoptown, shows off beautiful residential areas, winds through beautiful Christian County countryside and returns to finish downtown, via our popular Hopkinsville Greenway Rail Trail.

Half marathon and 5K runner packages include a beautiful medal and comfortable long sleeve moisture-wicking performance shirt. Come experience the beauty and charm of west Kentucky scenery and hospitality in Hopkinsville — or “Hoptown,” as we call it — this fall. Last year’s inaugural race drew 632 participants from 16 different states.

A portion of the race proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Challenge House, while honoring the memory of late Hopkinsville Mayor Wally Bryan. A one-mile “Wally’s Walkers” division will also be available. View all registration options at HoptownHalf.com.

Race starting line is at 1001 S. Main Street in downtown Hopkinsville. A pre-race expo (including advance packet pick-up) will be held Friday, Sept. 18 at Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville.

For more information, visit HoptownHalf.com or call 270-887-4290.

Hoptown Half & 5K Expo

Come pick up your race packet (including your official race bib), race shirt, and visit with a slew of running vendors, all on September 18, 2020, at Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville. The Expo will run from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, giving runners/walkers the chance to beat the crowd and enjoy some fellowship the night before the Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K. We look forward to seeing you there!