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Community Calendar
 
If you would like to add an event to the Community Calendar,
email:  ddickerson@wkdzradio.com at least one week prior to the event.
 
 
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John L. Street Library - The Library will be honoring our veterans with a photo display again this year for the month of November. If you would like to display a picture of your veteran or active duty family member, just bring their picture (preferably framed) to the library.

The Trigg County Baseball Team is selling Boston butts for $35.00 as a fund-raiser. Money and orders are due by November 28th. Call 270-350-2732...Donnie Oliver and Greg Calhoun are doing the cooking. They will be delivered on December 6th.

Senior Medicare Patrol empowers seniors to prevent Healthcare Fraud.  Open Enrollment  
continues through December 7th.

The  free service helps with questions regarding Prescription coverage; Medicare Savings Plans; reporting
fraud, waste, and abuse of the Medicare system; assists in the understanding of Medicare Summary Notices;
assists in refunds if you were overcharged for medications; contacts Center for Medicare and Medicaid
for complaints; and explains how one may be eligible for extra help/subsidy to assist in paying for Medicare
Part D Prescription insurance. To make an appointment for this free assistance, call:   Edith Lewis in Christian
County at 1-800-264-0643 or Shama Long in Trigg County at 270-522-0210.


The Trigg County FFA is selling Fruits as a Fund Raiser. Click Here to see what the FFA is offering, and you can also purchase your items!

The Cadiz Christmas Parade is Saturday, December 6th. Click Here to get the Christmas Parade Entry Form. The Deadline to enter is December 3rd! You must bring in your $25 entry fee and form to the Chamber Office located inside the Commerce Center on Highway 68 East, across from WKDZ/WHVO studios. You will be given an entry number and that number must be displayed on your float, car, etc OR you will not be allowed to be in the parade. Line up for the parade is behind Trigg County. Schools at 4pm. You can pick up forms at all local banks, or by clicking above.

Saturday December the 6th is a BIG day in Cadiz, Kentucky. The Reindeer Run starts at 4:00pm, beginning at the Trigg County Schools campus.  Celebrate Christmas on Main begins at 5:00pm with carolers, hot cider, hot chocolate, s'mores and photos with Santa in historic downtown Cadiz.  The Christmas Parade of Lights begins at 6:00 at the Trigg County Schools Campus and continues through downtown.  The Festival of Trees-The Grand Reveal starts at the Janice Mason Art Museum at 6:00pm and the trees are on display through December.  Then take a drive through West Cadiz Park and take a look at the lighting displays, available from dusk to 10:00pm, on the 6th of December until January 2nd.

Western State Hospital Prepares for Annual Christmas Campaign - Western State Hospital is seeking the help of the Community in preparation for the Annual Christmas campaign for patients and Western State Nursing Facility. For more information, contact Tony Winfield, community services coordinator at 270-889-6025, ext. 609 or 565. Click Here for more information.

8th Annual Forgotten Angels - Christmas 2014 - The Forgotten Angels Project seeks to bring Christmas to residents in Personal Care Homes that have been forgotten by friends, family and society. Please help the Ombudsman's Program bring a little hope to those that have so little and need so much. Deadline is December 12th!  Click Here to find out How You Can Help!


NOVEMBER



November 28 - 29, Friday - Saturday

Need a place to take your out-of-town guests after Thanksgiving? Visit the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County this weekend! The Museums and Museum Shop will be open for regular hours. Bring your kids to make holiday crafts, and find great deals on local gifts - including a 30% markdown on all local and regional photo history books. The Museums will be closed on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day!


November 29, Saturday

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Small Business Saturday - Make plans now to shop small in Hopkinsville and Christian County. The Downtown Renaissance District is partnering with the Christian County Chamber of Commerce to promote local small business. Get your FREE canvas Shopping Bags with tons of Small Business Day Sales Information at the "Christmas Market on the Square" (Downtown Farmer's Market).

10:00 AM - 2:30 PM - 4th Annual Harvest Horse Benefit Show at Bent Birch Farm in Hopkinsville.  This event has been cancelled!

11:00 AM - ? Trigg County High Class Reunion of 1962 to be held at the Lake Barkley Lodge. Spouses Welcome! For more information call Lawon 270-522-5827 or Charles 270-522-6133.

December 13 is National Wreath-Laying Day. Join Walmart  and
Sponsor A Wreath!  Your Support makes all the difference in making our mission a success. Help us place a Wreath on all of our fallen heroes' graves this December. Sponsored by Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution. Click the Wreath above to go to the Donation Page. Contact Geoff Baggett if you have any questions.


 
FREE! Fourshee Building is providing free candles, sacks and sand for the houses on Main Street for the Christmas Parade route. 
Just stop by and pick these up at Fourshee Building by Friday Dec 5th. Thanks Paul Fourshee!


Through December 31st, your hometown Sears store in Hopkinsville is partnering with the local fire department to raise money. Stop by and drop money in the Fireman boot, or add to your purchase.....And, for every Craftsman Bottle Cap Wrench purchase....$1 will be donated by Sears.

Christmas Wrapping Booth - Black Friday November 28th through Christmas Eve December 24th at the Bradford Square Mall in Hopkinsville! Click Here for the Schedule!


DECEMBER

December 2, Tuesday

9:00 AM - Trigg County Retired Teachers Called Meeting at Genesis Express. No breakfast. If you have questions, please call Mildred Grasty at 270-206-5514.


11:00 AM - South Western KY Economic Development Council - T. RAD's Expansion Announcement. Harry Kanoh will be traveling from Japan and Lt. Governor Crit Luallen will join to make the announcement. T. RAD will be serving lunch following the ceremony to all the guests.

December 3, Wednesday

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center Blood Drive/Fundraiser at Christian Co. Head Start. Location is Christian Co. High School Activities Room.



December 4, Thursday

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - 5th Annual Teletech and Christian County Cares' Festival of Trees - Business After Hours Sponsored by Oasis In-Home Care. The event takes place at the Christian County Senior Citizen's Center at 1402 W. 7th St., Hopkinsville.

6:00 PM - "Preparing for Winter Health" Essential Oil Class at the Hopkinsville Church of Christ. For more information, contact Diana Hight 270-484-1890.



December 5 - 7, Friday - Sunday

5th Annual Christian County Festival of Trees - Christian County Senior Center, 1402 W 7th St., Hopkinsville. Friday, 5pm - 7:30pm; Saturday 10am - 7pm; Sunday 1pm - 5pm. Click Here for more information and the Event Flyer!

December 6, Saturday

10:00 AM - Christmas Parade in Hopkinsville. This year's theme is "Christmas Memories" Save the Date!

1:00 PM - Christmas at the Jeffers Bend Environmental Center. Bring the family for a holiday filled with nature and the simple ways to enjoy Christmas. Children's holiday activities, crafts and refreshments. All activities will be indoors. Only $5 per car or $10 per bus.

4:00 PM - 7th Annual 5K Reindeer Run to Benefit Bright Life Farms. A home for adults with special needs. Run will be held at the Trigg County Middle School Gym. Click Here to get all the details.

6:00 PM Cadiz Christmas Parade..The Theme is "A Cadiz Victorian Christmas." Line up for the parade with your entry number behind Trigg County Schools at 4:00 PM.

8:00 PM - Midnight - Hopkinsville Junior Auxillary Charity Ball at the Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club. There will be a silent auction, food, drinks and music provided by the Jimmy Church Band. Money raised will benefit the local Humane Society, Imagination Library and the Boys and Girls Club. Tickets $40 each. Contact a JA Member or Remax Realtors or The Farmer's Daughter Boutique.

December 8, Monday

5:00 PM - Hopkinsville High School - School Based Decision Making Council meeting to be held in the HHS Library.



December 9, Tuesday

7:30 AM - Eye Opener Breakfast at the Holiday Inn in Hopkinsville. Dave Adkisson, President and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will be the featured presenter. Sponsored by Planters Bank.



December 11, Thursday

USO Fort Campbell Holiday Open House. Yummy treats for kids to eat. Lots of toys for girls and boys and plenty of fun for everyone! USO Fort Campbell at 1600 2577-B Kentucky Avenue.


December 11 - 12, Thursday & Friday

6:30 PM - 35th Annual & Final Christmas Madrigal Feaste at the Grace Episcopal Church, 6th & Liberty, Hopkinsville.


December 12, Friday

2:00 PM - Gander Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony - Military Affairs invites you to a Wreath Laying Ceremony to honor those lost in the plane crash in Gander, Newfoundland. To be held at Fort Campbell Memorial Park in Hopkinsville.


December 13, Saturday

11:30 AM - 3:00 PM - Lunch With Santa!  Hosted by Cadiz Lions Club. Santa will be at the Cadiz Baptist Annex Building. Limited Seating. Children MUST be accompanied by an Adult. Click Here for more information on cost and how to get tickets!

4:00 PM - Pennyrile Polar Express between L&N Depot and Founder's Square. Children and adults will enjoy a variety of holiday and train themed sights, sounds, and activities; plus music and refreshments.

4:00 PM Performance & 7:00 PM Performance - One Church Christmas Program - Christmas With the Family; A Charlie Brown Christmas - Held in the Trigg Co. High School Little Theatre. Every child that attends gets a gift! Make sure to Register your child at onechurch.com.

6:00 PM - Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Founder's Square for the downtown Christmas Tree Lighting, plus decorating awards and holiday music by Cumberland Winds Brass Quintet.


December 14, Sunday

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - 2014 Holiday Candle Lighting Ceremony and Tree of Rememberance at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home. Open House with refreshments and ornament decorating starts at 1pm. The Candle Lighting Ceremony will be at 2pm. Everyone is Welcome!


December 16, Tuesday

2:00 PM - U.S, Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 87 Annual Christmas Dinner at David & Elaine Nalley's home. Uniform of the day is Casual. Please email David Nalley to let him know what you are bringing to the potluck.

7:00 PM - Peter Mayer's Stars and Promises Concert at the Alhambra Theatre. A Christmas Tradition for many across the country - and is returning to Hopkinsville this year. The theme of this year's Stars and Promises tour is "Evergreen", celebrating the tradition and significance of the Christmas tree as a symbol of hope, life, and light amidst the dark days of winter. This concert is dedicated in memory of Bill Bruce and Charles Jackson.


December 17, Wednesday

4:00 PM - The North Drive Middle School School Based Decision Council meeting in the Front Conference Room at North Drive Middle School.


December 20, Saturday

6:00 PM - The Pennyroyal Arts Council Presents - Classic Movies at the Historic Alhambra in Hopkinsville will be showing the movie "It's A Wonderful Life."


December 21, Sunday

2:00 PM - The Pennyroyal Arts Council Presents - Classic Movies at the Historic Alhambra in Hopkinsville will be showing the movie "It's A Wonderful Life."

 

ONGOING EVENTS:


Email ddickerson@wkdzradio.com with ongoing events in your organization.
 

Trigg-Lyon County Newcomers Club meets on the third Wednesday in the months of January, February, April, October, November and December at 11 AM at the Lake Barkley Lodge. Meet and greet starts at 10:30 AM. For information, contact President Nola Courtney at 270-522-9703 or Membership Chair Patsy Rajnowski at 270-522-3526.

The Christian County Senior Citizens Center (AW Watts Senior Center) has resumed their monthly dances. Dances are 1st and 3rd Thursday nights. Doors open at 6:30. $6.00 per person. Concessions will be available. The dance is from 7:00-9:30.


Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer among us, yet it is one of the most preventable. Regular screenings can prevent colon cancer or detect it early and prevent its spread. Uninsured, income eligible residents of Christian and Todd counties should call the Christian County Health Department at (270) 887-4160 for free colon cancer screenings. It could save your life. 
 
The United Way of the Pennyrile and Christian County Cares have partnered to match non-profit agencies in the community with volunteers willing to share their time and talent. If interested, contact Jennifer Maddux at uway@hesenery.net for more information.


Low income seniors: The Aging and Disabilities Resource Center can connect you with services you may be eligible for. Call toll free 1-866-844-4396 or 270-886-9484. This is a service of the Pennyrile Area Development District.


Every Wednesday

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - The Hopkinsville Division of Parks and Recreation is offering pickle-ball at Thomas Street Center on Wednesdays. FREE to Participate. The use of paddles and pickle-balls will require a form of I.D. for check out. All ages and skill levels are welcomed to participate.


Every Thursday

3:30 - 4:30 PM -
Zumba Classes at St. John's United Methodist Church in Hopkinsville.  $5 per class.  For more information contact Wendy Westerfield at 270-498-4441 or email wendy_woo@hotmail.com.


3rd Thursday of every Month

4:30 PM -
Hopkinsville Police Department will have a Crime Meeting in the City Council Chambers of the Lackey Municipal Building.  Open to the public.


2nd Saturday of Every Month

8 - 11 AM -
The Aerie 3423 Eagle Riders Group has their Big Breakfast at the Eagles Club, 2600 Fort Campbell Boulevard.  All you can eat for $6.  Menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, biscuits & gravy, potatoes, fried apples, coffee, milk and orange juice.  Proceeds benefit charities.

10 AM -
Aaron McNeil House will have a Commodity Distribution - items will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Photo ID or other proof of residency in Christian County is required. Proof of income is NOT required. 

The Woody Winfree Fire Transportation Museum located at 310 9th Street in Hopkinsville is open Monday - Friday 10 AM - 4 PM.  Admission is $5 for adults/ $3 for seniors/ free for age 16 & under and for museum members.  For more information call 270-887-4270.



Trigg County Recycling

Cerulean Baptist Church parking lot - 8 AM Monday - 1 PM Wednesday
Rockcastle Volunteer Fire Department - 2 PM Wednesday - 2 PM Friday
South Road Volunteer Fire Department - 3 PM Friday - 6 AM Monday
Roaring Springs Volunteer Fire Department - 7 AM Monday - 1 PM Wednesday
Linton Volunteer Fire Department - 2 PM Wednesday - 1 PM Friday
Canton One Stop - 2 PM Friday - 6 AM Monday


Regular Meetings


The Stephen Trigg Chapter, Kentucky Society Sons of the American Revolution, meet the 3rd. Tuesday 6:30, Old Cadiz Masonic Lodge Building.

The TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Cadiz Chapter, meets Wednesday mornings at the Cadiz United Methodist Church, 482 Lakota Drive. Weigh-ins start at 9 am - meeting at 9:30 am. It’s not about a “diet” - it’s about making the right choices. For more information, call 522-5604.

The Trigg County Hospital Auxiliary meets the second Monday of each month at 1:30 P.M. at the Trigg County Hospital conference room, lower level."


Ducks Unlimited, Lake Barkley Chapter, invites you to become a DU Committee member.  Meetings are held every Monday night at 6 PM at the Cadiz Restaurant.  For more information contact Nick Gresham at 270-881-2689.

The American Legion Auxiliary meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 PM at the James L. Street Library, lower level.  For more information call Ditto Pietrzak at 206-0489.

Western State Hospital Support Group for families meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 3 PM in the Family Resource Center of the hospital.  For more information call 270-889-6025 ext. 490.  Updated 5/6/11.

The 4-H Dog Club meeting is held on Monday nights at 6 PM.  Call 522-3269 for more information.  Updated 5/5/11.

The Cadiz VFW meets the 1st Thursday of the month at the VFW building located at 37 Lafayette Street.  Call 522-1836.

The Foster Care and Adoption Program informational meetings are held every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 110 Riverfront Drive, Hopkinsville.  For more information call Carole Keel at 270-889-6570.  Updated 5/5/11.

The Trigg County Democratic Women's Club meets the 2nd Monday of each month at the Emergency Management Operations Center on Jefferson Street.  For more information, contact club president, Betty Baker-Wharton at 270-985-3083.