happeningsandmeetings fairHOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/21/18) — Hopkins County happenings and meetings are listed below:

• Breaking Bread Ministries is providing a free hot meal and groceries 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. today, 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..

• Synergy Counseling and Wellness will host a free community event for those who love or want to learn to paddle board 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Mahr Park.

The Hopkins County Democratic Women meet 6 p.m. Monday at Democratic Headquarters, 315 S. Main St. (the old Kentucky Bank building across from Multicare). Any registered Democratic woman is invited. Casual attire. Call Pat Vincent at 270-399-1578 for info. HCDW will have a booth at the July 24-28 Fair in the Ballard Convention Center to join and meet candidates. The group meets each fourth Monday at headquarters.

• The July SBDM meeting for West Hopkins will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in room 33.

The Hopkins County Genealogical Society meets 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hopkins County Government Center, 56 N. Main St. in Madisonville. Jeff Deig of the World War I-World War II Museum of Evansville will present the program. Guests are asked to enter through the north entrance.

• Hopkins County Fair begins Tuesday and runs through Saturday at the Hopkins County Fairgrounds, 605 E. Arch St., Madisonville.

• The city of Madisonville will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony 10 a.m. Thursday at the renovated Madisonville Soccer Club fields behind YAA.

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

Upcoming

• The 14th Annual PAC Challenge Bicycle Tour begins 8 p.m. Saturday, July 28 at Sugg Street in downtown Madisonville. Charity ride proceeds will go to purchase bicycles and helmets for community children in need. Four routes start and end at businesses on Sugg Street. The 7-mile route is family friendly that travels west of town. There will also be a 20-mile route, 35-mile route and two 60-mile routes. All riders are required to wear approved helmets. Entry fee is $30 and all cyclers receive goodie bags and entered to win cycling swag. To register, visit https://www.pennyrileareacyclists.org/pac-challenge.

Hopkins County Economic Development Corp. will host a Small Business Tax Update 2018 1-3 p.m. July 31 at the Madisonville Community College Steve Beshear Center for Postsecondary Education, Room 107. RSVP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (270) 821-1939.

James Larmouth Family Resource Center advisory council meets at noon July 31.

Ongoing

• Free GED testing is 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 Innovation Station 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, is held 7:30 a.m. the first Wednesday each month at Kentucky Innovation Station, 38 W. Arch St., Madisonville.

• Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library holds its Children’s Book Club the last Tuesday each month 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 at 10 Nortonville Road, Nortonville. 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 meets 3:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday 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 meets 3 p.m. the last Monday 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.

• 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 Bar-B-Que, 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.

• Hopkins County AARP meets the second Monday each month for a noon lunch at the Country Cupboard followed by a program/guest speaker 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 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.

• 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.

• Pam’s Dance Barn, 35 Cedar Lane, Madisonville, features live music 7-10 p.m. each second Saturday. Admission is $6.

• Brother’s Bar-B-Que hosts a Classic Car Show 5-8 p.m. each second Saturday in Madisonville through September.

• Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library hosts the Brown Bag Book Club at noon on the second Tuesday 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 at 1540 Anton Road in Madisonville.

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

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