Happenings purpleHOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/11/17) — The following happenings and meetings for Hopkins County are listed below:

• A Christmas bazaar is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. today at New Lakeside General Baptist Church in Mortons Gap. A country store, bake shop, gift baskets, grab bags and a silent auction will be available. Chili and soup with dessert and a drink will be sold for $5. Proceeds will benefit church projects.

• A birding hike led by Heather Staggs will be held 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. today at Mahr Park. Participants will hike on paved and soft trails in the 40-acre woods. Hikers will meet at the Welcome Center and are asked to wear sturdy boots or shows, bring water and a snack and spray for insects.

• The Parkview United Methodist Women will host their annual Missions Bazaar 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. today at 110 Hayes Ave. in Madisonville. Chili, soups and desserts will be available for dine-in or take-out. A flea market/rummage sale with books, clothes, furniture, holiday items and other miscellaneous items will also be held.

• The Stone Family will perform 7 p.m. today at Rita's Front Porch Gospel Jubilee, 335 Princeton Street, Charleston. There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be accepted and concessions will be available.

• The 42nd annual Gov. Ruby Laffoon-Gov. Steve Beshear Democratic Dinner will be held today at the Rosenwald-Smith Multicultural Center, 208 N. Kentucky Ave. in Madisonville. The keynote speaker will be Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 and for more information, or to buy a ticket, call 270-339-1578.

• The Stone Family will sing 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Westside Community Church, 325 W. Arch St., Madisonville.

• A presentation on "Batty for Bats at Mahr Park" is 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Mahr Park home. Piper Roby, research director at Copperhead Environmental Consulting, will present bat facts and share conservation measures.

• Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Gift National Collection Week is Monday – Friday. Shoebox gifts may be dropped off locally at First Presbyterian Church, 260 W. McLaughlin Ave., Madisonville. Drop off hours are 5-6 p.m. Nov. 13-17; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 18 and 2-6 p.m. Nov. 19.

• The Hopkins County Cemetery Preservation Board will meet 1 p.m. Monday at the Hopkins County Government Center, 56 N. Main St. in Madisonville.

• Hopkins County AARP Chapter meets 1 p.m. Monday at Country Cupboard in Madisonville. Melanie Tapp of the Paragon plans to discuss senior living.

• Baptist Health Madisonville will hold a blood drive from 2-7 p.m. Tuesday at Madisonville First Christian Church.

• Grapevine Elementary School Advisory Council will meet 3:30 p.m., Tuesday at the school.

• Baptist Health Madisonville will host a blood drive 1-7 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, Princeton Pike, Madisonville.

• There will be ribbon cutting hosted by Madisonville-Hopkins County Economic Development at the Innovation Station 10 a.m., Thursday, 38 West Arch St., Madisonville.

• The 2017 Innovation Luncheon with keynote speaker Terry Gill, Secretary of Cabinet for Economic Development is scheduled for noon Thursday at the Madisonville Community College Brown Badgett Sr., Energy & Advanced Technology Center, 2000 College Dr., Madisonville.

• Southside Elementary School Site-Based Council meets 4 p.m. Friday in the school's media center.

Ongoing

• An in person assister (for insurance questions and enrollment) is at the PACS Assistance Center each Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 130 Branch St., Madisonville. For an appointment call 270-348-0477, walk-ins welcome.

• PACS Assistance Center is accepting monetary donations for their Teen Shopping Program. Monetary donations may be dropped off at 130 Branch St. or mailed to PO Box 427, Madisonville.

• PACS Assistance Center is accepting non-perishable food donations for their Christmas Basket Program. Donations may be dropped off at 130 Branch St., Madisonville.

• 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.

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

• A free meal is available every Wednesday night and on the second, third, and fourth Friday nights of every month at the Damascus Road House youth center 10 Nortonville Rd. Nortonville, Ky. Meals are for ages 2-18 and the meal time is from 5:30-6:45 each evening.

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

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

• Earlington Elementary School Site-Based Decision-Making Council meets at 4:15 p.m., on the second Monday of the month at the school. Meetings move to the following Monday if there is no school that day.

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

• Hope2All Food Bank is open every Tuesday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Food boxes are given out, 92 N. Main Street, 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 from 9 a.m.-3:00 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.. Check in at front desk.

• 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.

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

• “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.

• 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.

• 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.

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

Tammy Holloway
SurfKy News Reporter

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