happeningsandmeetings REDHOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/02/17) — The following happenings and meetings are scheduled for Hopkins County.

• A "Christmas is Coming" holiday vendor and shopping event is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today at 407 Brown Road, across from James Madison Middle School.

• Christmas at Munns, the annual open house and holiday craft sale sponsored by the Pennyroyal Herb Club, is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the old schoolhouse, 1650 Princeton Road, Madisonville.

• Christmas in MadCity is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today featuring live Christmas music, food and shopping vendors, pictures with Santa, carriage rides, face painting and the Warming Cafe — an enclosed, heated area that will feature a few nonprofit organizations selling warm beverages, cookies and seasonal snacks, all taking place downtown Madisonville.

• Cookies with Mrs. Claus is 2-4 p.m. today at Larry Carney Center in Madisonville. Registration is $5 per child and adults are free. To sign up, call 270-836-0601.

• The Madisonville Noon Kiwanis Club will hold its annual Christmas parade 5 p.m. today, with the theme of "The Music of Christmas."

• A history class on the legend of Santa Claus will be conducted 10 a.m. Monday at the Regional Senior Citizens Center, 200 N. Main St. in Madisonville.

• Baptist Health Madisonville will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m.-noon and 3-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Hopkins County Family YMCA.

• Friends of the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library will hold a Christmas Open House 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the library. The Pennyrile Dulcimer Players will perform and refreshments will be provided.

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 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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