happeningsandmeetings greenHOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/12/17) — Happenings and meetings around Hopkins County are listed below:

• Free clothes, shoes and housewares will be available 7 a.m.-noon today at Carter's Church fellowship hall, 580 Wyatt Ave., Madisonville.

• Madisonville Rotary Club will host football and cheer signups 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today and 2-5 p.m. Sunday at 538 E. Center St. Registration is $40. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• A Back to School Bash is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today with back to school supplies, fingerprinting, Karate demonstrations and bounce houses at Parkway Plaza Mall, Madisonville.

• A youth revival with Donna Hendricks (puppets, skits and songs) is 5 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday at Landmark Church, 590 Industrial Parkway, Dawson Springs.

• Show and Go Car Club will host a cruise-in is 5-8 p.m. today at Brothers Bar-B-Que, Madisonville.

• United Way of the Coalfield will host its campaign kickoff 6 p.m. today at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts. During "United Way's Got Talent," attendees will cast a monetary donation toward their favorite charity. The event is free and will benefit the United Way.

• The Historical Society of Hopkins County is selling yearbooks from 1980-2010 for $10 each. Limited quantities are available and are first-come, first-served.

• Hopkins County chapter of AARP will hold its annual banquet at 6 p.m. Monday at Country Cupboard, McCoy Ave., Madisonville. Cost is $12 per person.

• Madisonville Regional Airport Board meets 5 p.m. Monday.

• Hopkins County Fiscal Court Budget, Audits, and Personnel Committee Meeting is 9 a.m. Tuesday.

• Hopkins County Fiscal Court regular bi-monthly meeting is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Government Center, 56 N. Main St., Madisonville.

• Baptist Health Madisonville will host a blood drive from 1:30-6 p.m. Tuesday at Dawson Springs Housing Authority.

• Community Improvement Foundation of Madisonville and Hopkins County Board of Directors will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the U.S. Bank conference room, third floor, 1 S. Main St. For more information, call President Tim Thomas at 270-836-2281.

• Baptist Health Madisonville will host a blood drive from noon-6 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, Princeton Pike, Madisonville.

• Wednesday Night Alive classes will begin Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Center St, Madisonville. Dinner will be at 5:15 p.m. with classes starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday's class is a divorce support group.

• Centershot archery and devotional classes will be held from Aug.-Oct. at the First Baptist Church gymnasium in Madisonville. The classes are free to students. Donations to the archery program will be accepted. Classes will take place at 9 a.m. Aug. 5, Aug. 12, Aug. 19, Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Sept. 23, Sept. 30 and Oct. 7.

• Baptist Health Blood Bank will be conducting blood drives at Dawson Springs Housing Authority 1:30-6 p.m. Aug. 15, First Presbyterian Church 12-6 p.m. Aug. 16 and West Hopkins School 3-7 p.m. Aug. 19.

• The Hopkins County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22 at the Hopkins County Government Center, 56 N. Main St. in Madisonville. Ron Elliott will present the program, on his new book, “Assassination At The State House, The Murder of KY Governor William Goebel.” Guests should enter through the north entrance.

Ongoing

• Pride Elementary Site-Based Council meets 3:30 p.m. each second Monday at the school.

• PACS Assistance Center is accepting monetary donations for their many assistance programs. Monetary donations can be dropped off at 130 Branch St. or mailed to PO Box 427, Madisonville.

• PACS Assistance Center is giving fans to low income eligible households. Call 270-821-8114 for information or visit the Assistance Center at 130 Branch St., Madisonville. Must bring proof of income and Social Security cards for all household members.

• PACS Assistance Center is offering clothing and coat assistance to income eligible households. Call 270-821-8114 for information or visit the Assistance Center at 130 Branch St., Madisonville. Must bring proof of all household income and Social security cards for all household members.

• Hanson City Commission meets the last Tuesday each month at 6 p.m., Hanson City Hall, 30 Sunset Road, Hanson.

• Hopkins County Community Clinic will offer free health checks from 9 a.m.- noon the second Tuesday each month at the Hopkins County Family YMCA, 150 YMCA Drive in Madisonville. Screenings include blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol. For more information, call 270-824-3555 or 270-821-9622.

• PACS is now able to offer more seniors in need services in their homes. Services include home-delivered meals, homemaking services, personal care and respite. For qualifications and information, call 866-844-4396.

• Hope2All Food Bank is open every Tuesday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Food boxes are given out at the Main Street location in Nortonville.

• Damascus Road House, 10 Nortonville Rd., Nortonville is open from 6-9 p.m. the second, third and fourth Friday each month. The Road House is a non-profit, non-denominational organization, open to area church youth groups and those ages 12-19.

• Hopkins County Bass Club meets the second Thursday each month at 6:30 p.m., Brothers BBQ, 1055 N. Main St., Madisonville.

• Hopkins County Senior Citizens Center hosts its regular monthly meeting of the Hopkins/Muhlenberg Elder Abuse Council at 9 a.m. the first Tuesday every month at the HC Senior Citizens Center, North Main, Madisonville.

• Dance the Night Away at Pam’s Dance Barn, 35 Cedar Lane, Madisonville is every Saturday, 7-10 p.m. For information, call 270-836-4649.

• Hopkins County AARP meets the second Monday each month for a noon lunch at the Country Cupboard with a program at 1 p.m.

• Hopkins County Historical Society meets in the basement of the museum on 107 Union St. in Madisonville on the second Thursday every month at 6:30 p.m.

• Hopkins County Genealogy Society meets at the Judicial Center (old Post Office), 56 N. Main St., Madisonville, on the fourth Tuesday each month at 7 p.m.

• Nebo City Commission will meet the first Monday each month, unless a holiday, then the following Monday, 6 p.m. at the former Nebo School/Community Center.

• Madisonville Noon Kiwanis meets at noon every Friday, First United Methodist Church, Center Street, Madisonville.
• Calvary Temple Community is "Feeding the Hungry" every Sunday morning. Free breakfast is served from 9-9:30 a.m.

• Hopkins County Business and Professional Women's Club meets 6 p.m. the first Tuesday every month at Oak Ridge Retirement Center, 750 Dodson Lane in Madisonville.

• A Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Field Representative will be at the Veteran’s Center 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each Monday and Tuesday, 926 Veterans Drive Hanson. Contact Johnny Allen for an appointment at (270) 399-1618 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• Elizabeth's House, a women's shelter in Nebo, is in need of female Christian volunteers for daytime and evening hours. For information, contact Anna Beth Parish at 270-249-0008 or 270-871-5887.

• Earlington Elementary School Site-Based Decision Making Council meets 3 p.m. on the third Tuesday every month at the school.

• A crocheting group that benefits Hospice patients and their families meet on the fourth Wednesday each month, 10 a.m.-noon, First Christian Church of Earlington, 215 E. Main St. Supplies are provided. For information, call 270-383-5250.

• "Angel of Ours," a grief support group, meet the first Tuesday each month at 6 p.m. and on the third Saturday of the month at 1 p.m., 1 N. Main St., Madisonville.

• Cuddles from Cale, an ongoing support group, provides stuffed animals to children's charity groups and parents enduring the loss of a child through miscarriage or stillborn birth. For more information, visit www.cuddlesfromcale.

• A Course in Miracles study group meets every Friday, 10:30 a.m.-noon, 161 Sugg St. in Madisonville. For information, call 270-871-7870.

• Praise Temple Church, located at 725 W. Noel Ave. in Madisonville hosts a free lunch and Bible study every Monday at 11 a.m. for ladies and children.

• Hanson card-playing group welcomes community members to join its games every Friday, 2-4 p.m. at The Hub in Hanson. For information, call Shirea Mills at 270-322-0131.

• Pennyrile Dulcimer Club will practice 1-3 p.m. every Tuesday and 6-8 p.m. every Thursday at Hanson Baptist Church. Instruments used include auto harp, ban jammer, banjo, bass, bowed psaltery, fiddle guitar, harmonica, mandolin, penny whistle and ukulele percussion. For information, call Kay Buskov at 270-825-3372.

• Praise Temple Apostolic Church's Ladies Ministry seeks donations of household goods, cleaning items, hygiene and toiletry products to help women in need. Donations can be picked up or dropped off. For information, call 270-875-7139.

• MadCity Morning Mingle is each Thursday Morning at 7:30 a.m. at Big City Market, Sugg Street, Madisonville, for breakfast and business mingle.

• West Hopkins SBDM will meet at 3 p.m. the last Monday of each month in the WHS SBDM room, West Hopkins School.

• Hopkins County Library Poetry Group meets the second and fourth Friday each month at 10:30 a.m. for poetry reading and enjoyment, at the library, 425 E. Center St., Madisonville.

• Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library hosts Brown Bag Lunch on the second Tuesday each month at noon featuring an hour of Book Club fun and discussion of a new book each month at 425 E. Center St., Madisonville.

• “Story Hour” takes place at the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library each Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 425 E. Center St., Madisonville.

• “A Fistful of Colors,” coloring for adults, is held 4-5 p.m. by Hopkins County- Madisonville Public Library the last Friday each month, 425 E. Center St., Madisonville.

• West Kentucky Photography Club meets the first Monday every month at 7 p.m. in Room 214-215 Hatley Building, Health Technology Campus, 750 Laffoon Street, Madisonville.

• A First Day Hike is held the first day each new month at Pennyrile State Park, Dawson Springs. For information contact Rebecca Clark at 270-797-34021 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• Nortonville Library and Media Center, Main Street, Nortonville, is open Tuesday and Thursday 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. For information, call 270-676-7030.

• GED classes are being offered at Nortonville Library and Media Center on Thursday evenings. For information contact the Adult Education Center at 270-824-0306.

• Taking Off Pounds Sensibly #290 meet every Wednesday, 9 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 260 W McLaughlin Ave., Madisonville.

• Breaking Bread Ministries provide a free hot meal and groceries every third Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 275 W. Center St., Madisonville. For information, visit: Facebook.com/BreakingBreadMinistry or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission meets the fourth Thursday each month at 5:30 p.m., Hopkins County Government Center, 56 North Main St., Madisonville.

• Kentucky Storytelling Association’s Wandering Storytellers West takes place at the Madisonville-Hopkins County Library the third Monday each month, 6-7 p.m., 425 E. Center St., Madisonville.

• Light of Chance Breathe Youth Arts Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, from 3:30-6 p.m., Rosenwald-Smith Multi-Cultural Center, 208 N. Kentucky Ave., Madisonville. Youth in grades 5-12 can engage in free creative arts workshops, which include music, dance, visual arts and creative writing. For information call 270-339-0717.

• Romance Novel Book Club takes place the last Saturday each month, Madisonville-Hopkins County Library, 3-5 p.m., 425 E. Center St. Madisonville.

• St. Charles Community Center host a gospel singing at The Outreach Center building at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturday each month.

• Chamber Ambassadors Lunch takes place the second Monday each month, noon-1 p.m., 15 E. Center St., Madisonville.

• The Prosody Club, a women' s poetry group, meets 12:30 p.m. every second Thursday March-June and September-December at the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library. Members read poems from their favorite poets. Light refreshments are provided by the leader of each month. New members are encouraged. For more information, call Teresa Ball at 270-339-0404.

• Free bridge lessons are 5:30 p.m. every Thursday on the eighth floor of Baptist Health Tower, 2000 Clinic Drive, Madisonville.

• Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library. Everyone is welcome and there are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. For more information, call 270-339-3516.

Tammy Holloway
SurfKY News Reporter

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