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19th Annual Hopkinsville Turkey Trot Virtual 5K

Typically billed as Hoptown’s largest holiday social gathering, the 19th Annual Hopkinsville Turkey Trot 5K is going virtual in 2020.
In light of the pandemic and statewide recommendations regarding the outbreak of COVID-19, the popular fun run/walk will not officially be held, as it traditionally is, on Thanksgiving Day. In recent years, the Turkey Trot has drawn well over 1,000 people downtown.
By going virtual this year, the Trot will still allow participants to register and purchase an official Turkey Trot shirt, but the non-competitive, non-timed event will be completed on the respective terms of all involved. Virtual races allow runners/walkers to complete the 5K (3.1 miles) at any location, at any time.
Whether a jog on the home or gym treadmill, brisk walk on the neighborhood sidewalks or even a regular family outing on Thanksgiving morning on the Rail Trail, the Virtual Hopkinsville Turkey Trot will allow Trotters to complete the 5K in a safe fashion, and at their own pace.
No matter how participants enjoy the Trot, the use of masks and social distancing is heavily recommended.
“It’s becoming a common theme in 2020 for our popular local events to take on a slightly different look, so we are pleased to be able to offer a virtual version of the Turkey Trot this year,” said Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation Superintendent Tab Brockman. “We hope families and friends will still find safe ways to get together and stay fit this Thanksgiving, using the Trot to as a way to remain active while having an enjoyable time.”
Instead of the traditional Turkey Trot course, participants who wish to complete the run/walk downtown may use a Parks & Recreation-approved route. Visit https://tinyurl.com/2020TurkeyTrotVirtual to access a provided map. For safety purposes, this specific route is 100 percent on the Hopkinsville Greenway System Rail Trail. However, as a reminder, no Parks and Recreation officials will be overseeing the event this year.
Participants must register, using HoptownRec.com, to purchase the long-sleeve Turkey Trot shirt, which will be limited in supply. The shirt purchase deadline is noon on Monday, Nov. 16. Anticipated pick-up date for the shirts is Monday, Nov. 23.
Additionally, the Hopkinsville Turkey Trot joins forces with the Christmas 5K Light Run (Clarksville) and Ugly Sweater Run (Fort Campbell) again this year in the Second Annual Tri-Cities Holiday Series, encouraging people from around the region to stay fit.
For more information on, or to sponsor the Hopkinsville Turkey Trot, call 270-887-4290 or check out details and updates on the Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Facebook page.

History on Tap : Virtual Style

Join Jennifer Brown and Alissa Keller as they share stories about Ten Christian Countians That History Almost Forgot. Some of these folks may have strong connections – some more obscure – but all will be interesting!

We’ve all heard about Edgar Cayce and Jennie Stuart and Ted Poston, and we’re all proud that they called Christian County home. Brown and Keller intend to focus this program on a few lesser-known individuals who made an impact here at home – and beyond. From editors to artists to midwives, this program will prove that everyone has a story to tell.

Swing by Hopkinsville Brewing Company before you tune in. Grab a growler or a 4-pack of their new cans!

Zoom Book Chat with Jeanine Cummins

Jeanine Cummins, author of American Dirt, will be joining us via Zoom for a discussion of her bestselling novel. Anyone is welcome to join this online discussion.

Join the meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84882218243

Jeanine Cummins is joining book discussions throughout the country in an effort to raise money for International Rescue Committee. She will match any donations made through July 31 up to $100,000 (You are still welcome to donate at the same link after July 31). To donate, visit the link below, click donate, enter your amount, and write “Hopkinsville Library Event” in the comment section.

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/borderlands

Brice Long & Friends Virtual Concert

The 2020 Back2Back benefit concert will be held on Facebook Live, June 27th, at 7pm CST. They will be streaming the show live with some great songwriters, and a few very special guests. This is in place of their annual benefit concert to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy. They know there is going to be so much need this year and they need your help to make a difference. They are accepting donations online & all proceeds benefit children and families in Christian, Trigg and Todd counties, this holiday season. The virtual concert will be live on the Back to Back Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/back2backfoundation and on Brice Long’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/bricelongmusic

Virtual Regional Innovate + Caffeinate

Join the Christian County Chamber of Commerce for a virtual Regional Innovate + Caffeinate via Facebook Live on Wednesday, June 10 at 8:30 AM sponsored by Murray-Calloway County Innovate + Caffeinate

They will welcome entrepreneur Meagan Musselman, Co-owner of Knoth’s Bar-B-QueDry Ground Brewing Company, and Mellow Mushroom.

Knoth’s Bar-B-Que is a family-owned BBQ restaurant located in Grand Rivers, Kentucky right beside the entrance to Barkley Dam.

Dry Ground Brewing Company is Paducah’s first craft brewery located in the old Paducah Coca-Cola bottling plant.

The Coca-Cola bottling plant is also home to Mellow Mushroom which is a funky, art-filled chain pizzeria featuring craft beer, calzones & creative stone-baked pizzas.

Meagan will share her entrepreneurial journey with us and what’s it’s like to run multiple businesses.

Innovate + Caffeinate: Kevin and Lacey Wyatt

Join the Christian County Innovate + Caffeinate for a virtual Regional Innovate + Caffeinate via Facebook Live on Wednesday, June 3 at 8:30 AM sponsored by Hopkins County Innovate + Caffeinate.
They will welcome husband & wife entrepreneur duo Kevin and Lacey Wyatt, Owners of The Bus & Booth.

Together they turned a nostalgic 1973 Volkswagen Bus into a charming custom photo booth. Weddings, corporate events, birthdays, or graduations. The Bus & Booth will help make any event a one of a kind experience.

This brand new business is local to Newburgh, IN & surrounding areas; but ready to hit the road and travel to your next event!

Virtual History Happy Hour

During this quarantine, we’ve heard references to the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. We’ve seen the Philadelphia vs. St. Louis graph and learned how social distancing affected the spread of the disease. But did the Spanish flu hit Christian County? And if so, how badly?

Join Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County’s Alissa Keller for a virtual History Happy Hour on Friday, May 15 at 7:00 pm to learn more about how Christian County fared during the worst pandemic of the 20th century.

History Happy Hour is just one piece of a fun Date Night with the Hopkinsville Brewing Company, Butter & Grace, and the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County. Your date night experience includes your favorite beer from the brewery, an appetizer and/or dessert from Butter & Grace, and the Zoom access code to the history program. You can also transform your Date Night into a Family Fun Night with children’s activities provided by the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library.

Register online at https://hopkinsvillebrewingcompany.com/history-happy-hour.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].