Kite Festival to be at MSU Arboretum
The third annual Kite Festival will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20, at The Arboretum at Murray State. This is a free family event featuring cultural activity tables, kite making and kite contest. There will be prizes awarded for most beautiful kite, most creative kite and highest-flying kite. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Arboretum Board/Hutson School of Agriculture, the MSU Department of Global Languages and Theatre Arts and Alpha Mu Gamma Foreign Language Honors Society.
Evening of Chocolate to be April 25
The Kappa Department of the Murray Woman’s Club will host its annual Evening of Chocolate and More in memory of Belinda Wallis from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the clubhouse. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased from any member and at the Murray Ledger & Times. Proceeds will benefit CASA by the Lakes.
CCPL to celebrate National Poetry Month
The Calloway County Public Library is celebrating April as National Poetry Month at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, with readings of poems by Kentucky writers. Individuals, groups and families are invited to read poems. Some of the highlights will include writings by Kentucky’s new Poet Laureate, Jeff Worley, along with other favorites like Jesse Stuart and George Ella Lyon. Readers can sign up in advance by contacting Constance Alexander at email@example.com, or Sandy Linn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quilt Lovers meet Thursday
The Quilt Lovers of Murray will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center. Visitors are welcome.
MHS Hall of Fame to be held April 20
The Murray High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be Saturday, April 20, in the main gym off the Sycamore Street entrance. A reception will be at 5 p.m. with the ceremony to follow at 6 p.m. Chosen Murray High School alumni, coaches and teams will be recognized. In addition, the Douglass School will induct several alumni. The public is invited to attend.
MAG Art Hop to be Saturday
The Murray Art Guild’s ninth annual Murray Art Hop will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, April 20, with seven different venues and nine exhibitions. This is a free event. Participants may walk, bicycle, drive or ride the transit buses which will run on a continuous loop throughout the night. Venues will be at the MAG, where an opening reception will be held; Gallery 109/Fairbanks Studio; 108 Flamingo Gallery; the Calloway County Public Library; the Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State University; the Wrather West Kentucky Museum and the Murray State University Curris Center. For more information, visit www.murrayartguild.org or call 270-753-4059.
Semper Melio Solo competition planned
The Semper Melior Solo competition will be Saturday, April 20, at the Murray Middle School Auditorium. Band students in grades 6-12 will be competing for cash prizes in five categories. Interested students may receive more information by emailing Beth Stribling at email@example.com.
Taste of Murray to be April 28
A Taste of Murray, a benefit for Need Line, is from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Yates Event Center. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door with children under 5 free. Tickets are available at Need Line at 509 N. Eighth St. or at Kopperud Realty at 711 Main. For more information, visit www.tasteofmurray.com.
The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) and Murray Family Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Educational Services Building of Murray-Calloway County Hospital, on the corner of Eighth and Elm streets. This group is for family and friends of someone diagnosed with a mental illness such as bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder. At each meeting, a sharing and support time lets attendees be heard in a safe, confidential and welcoming environment. For more information, call 270-748-6133.
The Blood River Cemetery is in need of donations for the upkeep of the cemetery. Donations may be mailed to Marion Hale, 606 Short Road, Almo, KY 42020.