happeningsandmeetings orangeHOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/14/18) — The following happenings and meetings are scheduled for Hopkins County:

• The Inter-Professional Rehabilitation Conference is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. today at the Brown Badgett Sr. Energy and Advanced Technology building on Madisonville Community College's north campus. The conference is featuring talks on seating and positioning, vehicle adaptation, progression and regression of clinical exercise, documentation and treating balance and vestibular dysfunction with adult neurological patients. To register, call Brianna Pantano at Workforce Solutions at 270-824-8660.

• Pennyrile Soapbox Derby Association will host Rally Races beginning 9 a.m., today and Sunday on Baldwin Drive Track, off 41-A in Madisonville. For information contact Todd Moores, Rally Race Director 270-889-4150 or Brien Terry, President 270-836-4492 for details. Registration may be emailed to Alicia Terry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• The Chuch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints emergency preparedness fair is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today, 2355 N. Main St., Madisonville. Booths and activities will teach about 72-hour preparedness, short and long-term food shortage, financial independence, roadside emergencies and more. Representatives from the Madisonville Fire Department, Hopkins County Sheriff's Office, Madisonville Police Department and Hopkins County Geneaology Society will be in attendance.

• Show and Go Car Club's first cruise-in is 3-6 p.m. today at Brothers Bar-B-Que, North Main Street, Madisonville. For more information, call Pat Curneal at 270-875-3685.

• "For Him" will perform 7 p.m. today at Rita's Front Porch Gospel Jubilee, 335 Princeton St., St. Charles. There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be accepted. Concessions will be available. For more information, call 270-875-6249.

• "The Sextons" performs 7 p.m. today at Good Hope Church, 390 Good Hope Road in Mannington.

• Pleasant Union General Baptist Church is hosting a food pantry 12:30-3 p.m. today, 11522 Beulah Road, Dawson Springs. A community meal will begin at noon.

• The drama, "Dr. Jesus is in the House" will be performed 2 p.m. Sunday at Landmark Church, 590 Industrial Park Road in Dawson Springs.

• Anne Shelby will portray Aunt Molly Jackson, "Pistol Packin' Woman," 11:45 a.m. Monday at White Plains Senior Citizens Community Center, White Plains. For more information, call Spencer Brewer at 270-754-9317.

• Hopkins County Board of Education meets 5:30 p.m. Monday at Central Office, 320 S. Seminary St., Madisonville.

• Madisonville City Council meets 4:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

• An open public meeting will be held 9:45 a.m. Tuesday for members of the community to express their views on the recreational needs at the Hopkins County Fiscal Court, 56 N. Main St., Madisonville. The meeting will discuss the development of a Recreational Trails Program and Land and Water Conservation Fund Application for Hopkins County.

• Hopkins County Fiscal Court meets 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Hopkins County Government Center, 56 N. Main St., Madisonville.

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

• Baptist Health Madisonville will hold a blood drive 2-7 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, 260 McLaughlin Ave., Madisonville.

• Baptist Health Madisonville will hold a blood drive 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday at Riddle Insurance, 245 S. Main St., Madisonville.

• The White Plains Civil War Festival Ladies' Tea will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the White Plains Community Center. Finger foods with dessert and hot tea will be served. Entertainment will be provided by Benny Pryor and Alice Smith.

• The Hopkins County Home Builders Association will hold its 27th Annual Home, Garden and Outdoor Living Show 3-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Ballard Convention Center. The show will include building materials, home furnishings/decor, outdoor lawn equipment, insurance, realtors and health and wellness products. For more information, contact Debbie Todd at 270-841-7728.

• The White Plains Civil War Festival will be held Friday and Saturday in the city center. The event will include a community yard sale, authentic Civil War encampment, concessions and a re-enactment battle at the ballfield. For more information, call Spencer Brewer at 270-754-9317.

Upcoming

• The White Plains Civil War Festival Classic Car Cruise-In will be held from 9 a.m.-noon April 21. Judges will award first-third-place trophies. There is no entry fee and everyone is welcome. For more information, call Tommy Tichenor at 270-249-3368.

• Pennyroyal Master Gardeners are seeking vendors to sell plants, lawn and garden items, tools, garden art and crafts at the annual Lawn and Garden Fair, to be held April 28. For more information, call Erica Wood at 270-821-3650, Loretta Gamblin at 270-258-5400, Donna Stricklin at 270-871-5839 or Carol Steele at 270-797-8231.

Ongoing

• Free GED testing will take place from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at ACE2 Adult Education, 100 School Ave., Madisonville. For more information, call 270-824-1819.

• Kentucky Inn Station will host 1 Million Cups, a free program to engage, educate and connect local entrepreneurs, with the goal to build a strong start-up community over a cup of coffee and a conversation beginning at 7:30 a.m. the first Wednesday each month at Kentucky Innovation Station, 38 W. Arch St., Madisonville.

• Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library will host a Children’s Book Club the last Tuesday of each month beginning Jan. 30 at 5 p.m. for children who love. to read and tell others about what they have read. For information contact Ashley at 270-825-2680.

• 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 270-821-8114 or 800-264-0643 walk-ins welcome.

• 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.

• Browning Springs Site-Based Decision Making Council will meet at 3:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month in the school's media center.

• 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.

• Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library will host the Brown Bag Book Club at noon on the second Tuesday of each month. At each session, one member of the community will review one of their favorite works.

• Hooks and Needles, is for anyone that crochets, knits, quilts or sews. The crafters meet 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday each month at the parsonage located behind First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1540 Anton Road in Madisonville.

• Center Street Writers Guild will meet the first Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at the Hopkins-Madisonville Public Library, 425 E. Center St., Madisonville.

• The Show and Go Car Club cruise-ins will be held on the second Saturday of every month starting in April from 3-6 p.m. in April/October and 5-8 p.m. May-September at Brothers Bar-B-Que, 1055 N. Main St., n Madisonville.

Tammy Holloway
SurfKY News Reporter

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