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First Day Hike

APR 1

5 pm to 7 pm
Where: Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd, Dawson Springs, KY 42408
Hikers will meet begin a 3.25 mile hike on the park’s Lake Trail. Wear proper clothing and bring your own water, snacks, and hiking stick. This hike is not recommended for children under the age of 5. Leashed dogs are welcome on the hike. Hiking sticks are available for purchase in the park’s gift shop. The hike is free and will last approximately two hours. We plan to continue with guided hikes on the first of every month in 2015. To register for the hike contact the park naturalist at rebeccae.clark@ky.gov or 1-800-325-1711.

Pam's Dance Barn

APR 4

7 pm to 10 pm
Where: 35 Cedar Lane, Madisonville, KY
Dance the night away and enjoy the live music of the Benny Pryor Band at Pam's Dance Barn. Admission: $6 per person. For more information, call 270-836-4649.

Moonlight Canoe Trip

APR 4

8 pm to 10 pm
Where: Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd., Dawson Springs, KY 42408
We will use the almost full moon to guide us over the water to see what creatures are using the lake. Trips will last about two hours on the water. Bring water, bug spray, and flashlight. Fee: $20/canoe. Participants must be 10+ years. Must register 1 week before the canoe trip. Six canoes are available. Groups may schedule their own personal trip on other dates close to the full moon. 270-797-3421

Easter Eggcitement

APR 5

12 pm to 8 pm
Where: Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd., Dawson Springs, KY 42408
Make Easter Eggciting at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park! Schedule (Central Time): 12:00 PM-8:00 PM Buffet in Dining Room, 1:30 PM Easter Bunny Pictures ($2/picture) at lodge 2:30 PM Free Easter Egg Hunt at lodge. Events will go on rain or shine! This event is co-sponsored by the Friend’s of Pennyrile.

Evolved Imagery: Paintings by Carl Berges

APR 6 - APR 10

9 am to 4 pm
Where: Anna P Baker Gallery, Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Dr. Madisonville
Evolved Imagery: Paintings by Carl Berges March 6 through May 28, 2015 The show is composed of paintings done from 2012 to January 2015. Mr. Berges currently works in two media, transparent watercolor and oils. He is a signature member of the Kentucky Watercolor Society and has membership in the Southern Watercolor Society. His works appear in academic and private collections throughout the United States and Italy. This group of paintings are all abstract works with both geometric and organic compositions. “My approach with abstract art is to begin with no direction and explore color, texture, and shapes and allow by subconscious to direct my application of pigment.”-Carl Berges

Gideon’s Rifle - Americana

APR 9

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Glema Mahr Center For the Arts, 2000 College Drive, Madisonville, KY
Predominantly influenced by traditional American roots music and Kentucky Bluegrass, Gideon’s Rifle has a strong focus on vocal harmonies and arrangement. Tickets: $20 (General Admission). For more information call 270-821-2787 or visit http://www.glemacenter.org/.

Show and Go Car Club Cruise-In

APR 11

3 pm to 6 pm
Where: Sonic Drive-In, 960 N. Main Street, Madisonville, KY 42431
Satisfy your craving for classic cars every second Saturday of the month April through October! Bring the family to the North Main Sonic Drive-In to view the lovingly restored vintage automobiles on display. Bring your lawn chairs. It's fun and free admission. There will be a 50/50 pot and door prize drawings. Visit our website for additional information www.showandgocarclub.com or phone 270-383-3296

Pam's Dance Barn

APR 11

7 pm to 10 pm
Where: 35 Cedar Lane, Madisonville, KY
Dance the night away and enjoy the live music of the Benny Pryor Band at Pam's Dance Barn. Admission: $6 per person. For more information, call 270-836-4649.

Evolved Imagery: Paintings by Carl Berges

APR 13 - APR 17

9 am to 4 pm
Where: Anna P Baker Gallery, Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Dr. Madisonville
Evolved Imagery: Paintings by Carl Berges March 6 through May 28, 2015 The show is composed of paintings done from 2012 to January 2015. Mr. Berges currently works in two media, transparent watercolor and oils. He is a signature member of the Kentucky Watercolor Society and has membership in the Southern Watercolor Society. His works appear in academic and private collections throughout the United States and Italy. This group of paintings are all abstract works with both geometric and organic compositions. “My approach with abstract art is to begin with no direction and explore color, texture, and shapes and allow by subconscious to direct my application of pigment.”-Carl Berges

Photography Weekend

APR 17 - APR 19

2 pm (Apr 17) to 12 pm (Apr 19)
Where: Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd, Dawson Springs, KY 42408
We strive to not only put on a good contest, but also to present information that will help participants become photographers. Photographs may be taken anywhere within the state park and forest. Bring your own camera. Registration: $35. Register at least one week before the event and get a $5 discount. Children 16 and under pay just $10. 270-797-3421

24th Annual Home & Garden Show

APR 17

3 pm to 8 pm
Where: Ballard Convention Center, 605 East Arch Street, Madisonville, KY 42431
Spring is here! That means time for the 24th annual Home & Garden Show, sponsored by the Hopkins County Home Builders Association, on Friday, April 17th (3:00 - 8:00) and Saturday, April 18th (9:00 - 5:00) at the Hopkins County Fairgrounds in Madisonville, Kentucky. There will be over 60 exhibit spaces showcasing building supplies, pools, fencing, lawn & garden equipment, cabinetry, grills, etc. Enjoy great food, purchase bedding & hanging plants, get ideas on designing your own garden pots and beds, see cooking demonstrations, free kid's clinic, get tips/idea on building projects and much, much more! For more information, contact Debbie Todd at 270-841-7728 or at hopkinscountyhba@bellsouth.net.

Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio

APR 17

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Glema Mahr Center For the Arts, 2000 College Drive, Madisonville, KY
Bound by their Israeli roots, this ensemble’s performances reflect both the special gifts and originality of the three artists as soloists as well as their marvelous sense of ensemble and love of chamber music. Tickets: $20 (General Admission). For more information call 270-821-2787 or visit http://www.glemacenter.org/.

24th Annual Home & Garden Show

APR 18

9 am to 5 pm
Where: Ballard Convention Center, 605 East Arch Street, Madisonville, KY 42431
Spring is here! That means time for the 24th annual Home & Garden Show, sponsored by the Hopkins County Home Builders Association, on Friday, April 17th (3:00 - 8:00) and Saturday, April 18th (9:00 - 5:00) at the Hopkins County Fairgrounds in Madisonville, Kentucky. There will be over 60 exhibit spaces showcasing building supplies, pools, fencing, lawn & garden equipment, cabinetry, grills, etc. Enjoy great food, purchase bedding & hanging plants, get ideas on designing your own garden pots and beds, see cooking demonstrations, free kid's clinic, get tips/idea on building projects and much, much more! For more information, contact Debbie Todd at 270-841-7728 or at hopkinscountyhba@bellsouth.net.

Pam's Dance Barn

APR 18

7 pm to 10 pm
Where: 35 Cedar Lane, Madisonville, KY
Dance the night away and enjoy the live music of the Benny Pryor Band at Pam's Dance Barn. Admission: $6 per person. For more information, call 270-836-4649.

An Evening with Jo Dee Messina

APR 18

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Glema Mahr Center For the Arts, 2000 College Drive, Madisonville, KY
A fiercely independent, outspoken and gifted vocalist that boldly does things her own way and paves her own path to success. With hit single heads Carolina, Tales California she has since charted 9 #1 singles & 16 Top 40 singles. Her new 2014 album, ME, marks her most personal one to date. Tickets: $35/$30 Performance support provided by Partners in Progress Endowment for the Arts. For more information call 270-821-2787 or visit http://www.glemacenter.org/.

Evolved Imagery: Paintings by Carl Berges

APR 20 - APR 24

9 am to 4 pm
Where: Anna P Baker Gallery, Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Dr. Madisonville
Evolved Imagery: Paintings by Carl Berges March 6 through May 28, 2015 The show is composed of paintings done from 2012 to January 2015. Mr. Berges currently works in two media, transparent watercolor and oils. He is a signature member of the Kentucky Watercolor Society and has membership in the Southern Watercolor Society. His works appear in academic and private collections throughout the United States and Italy. This group of paintings are all abstract works with both geometric and organic compositions. “My approach with abstract art is to begin with no direction and explore color, texture, and shapes and allow by subconscious to direct my application of pigment.”-Carl Berges

Community Education - Cupcake Deliciousness

APR 23

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Madisonville Community College, 2000 College Drive, Madisonville, KY
Learn basic fondant techniques to top off your cupcakes. Pure deliciousness! You will learn how to embellish your cupcakes with miniature bows, quilled flowers, and tear drop flowers. Instructor Glenn Riggs. Place: Brown Badgett Center Room 132 Fee: $20 supply list provided.

Relay for Life

APR 24

6 pm to 12 am
Where: Hopkins Co Central High School, 6625 Hopkinsville Road, Madisonville, Ky
Relay for Life will take place at the track at Hopkins County Central High School. This year's Relay will take place from 6p to 12a.

Camper Appreciation Weekend

APR 24 - APR 26

7 pm (Apr 24) to 12 pm (Apr 26)
Where: Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Road, Dawson Springs, KY 42408
In order to show campers how much Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park appreciates them, we are offering a special rate of two nights camping for the price of one! There will be a full schedule of events beginning Friday evening. Programs will have an Arbor Day and Earth Day-oriented theme. 270-797-3421

Mule & Draft Horse Days

APR 25

9 am to 4 pm
Where: Dawson Springs Spec Building, Hwy 109 and Hwy 62, Dawson Springs, Kentucky
Mule & Draft Horse Days will take place on April 25th. Events include a cruise-in, antique tractors and equipment, food & drinks. Vendors, arts, crafts and food start at 9am. A parade will start at 11am. Live music will start at 12pm. A wagon show starts at 1pm. The Draft Horse Pull will be at 2pm. No admission costs however donations will be accepted. Call Tommy Gunn 270-797-2654, Mike Russell 270-339-6150 or Dawson Springs City Hall at 270-797-2781 for more information.

White Plains Civil War Festival

APR 25

9 am to 6 pm
Where: White Plains City Hall, 106 N.E. Railroad Street White Plains, KY 42464
The White Plains Civil War Festival will be an entertaining and educational experience for the whole family on April 25 & 26! Hosted by the 8th Ky. Confederate States of America. Saturday, April 25 White Plains Masonic Lodge 9am – Community Wide Yard Sale 11am - Car Show (1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Trophy) Community Center Building 1pm – Portrayal of Mary Todd Lincoln by professional actress Trish Clark, Ky Chautauqua Performer White Plains Memorial Park 2pm – Veterans Memorial Service (wreath laying, rifle salute by Hopkins Co Honor Guard), Retired Army Master Sgt Doug Bullock will be the M.C. Hopkins Co Central Jr ROTC will serve as color guard. Flags of all branches will be on display and all service songs will be played during veterans recognition. Ball Field 3pm – Battle Reenactment – Authentic Civil War Encampment Tents, Flags, Weapons, Equipment on display (Union,Confederate, Infantry, Artillery) Camp open to public at 9am. 6pm – Meal for Reenactors – Powder Bounty provided Concessions Vendors & Sutlers All Day Sunday, April 26 10am – Civil War Church Service (Rev Lloyd Davis of Henderson)_ BallField 1:30pm – Battle Reenactment FREE ADMISSION Contact Spencer Brewer at 270-754-9317 or additional information. Email questions to slbrewer10@hotmail.com. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/whiteplainscivilwarfestival

Community Education - Fashion Fun

APR 25

4 pm to 6 pm
Where: Madisonville Community College, 2000 College Drive, Madisonville, KY
Come enjoy an afternoon making fashionable wearables! We will make a skirt, scarf, and accessories with just a few t-shirts in a great upcycling project. No sewing involved, and you can wear your completed projects that day. This would be a great activity for a girl age 8-14 and an adult to sign-up and complete together. Instructor Jennifer Welch. Place: Joe C Davis Building Room 116 Fee: $10 supply list provided.

Downtown Gallery Hop

APR 25

4 pm to 8 pm
Where: Downtown Madisonville, KY 42431
Visit artists in several locations! Original art paintings, fiber, pottery, art glass, and jewelry will be available for purchase! Food and drink along with live music will take place in many locations. 270-821-4171

Pam's Dance Barn

APR 25

7 pm to 10 pm
Where: 35 Cedar Lane, Madisonville, KY
Dance the night away and enjoy the live music of the Benny Pryor Band at Pam's Dance Barn. Admission: $6 per person. For more information, call 270-836-4649.

White Plains Civil War Festival

APR 26

9 am to 4 pm
Where: White Plains City Hall, 106 N.E. Railroad Street White Plains, KY 42464
The White Plains Civil War Festival will be an entertaining and educational experience for the whole family on April 25 & 26! Hosted by the 8th Ky. Confederate States of America. Saturday, April 25 Community Center Building 9am – Community Wide Yard Sale 1pm – Portrayal of Mary Todd Lincoln White Plains Memorial Park 2pm – Veterans Memorial Service Ball Field 3pm – Battle Reenactment – Authentic Civil War Encampment Tents, Flags, Weapons, Equipment on display (Union,Confederate, Infantry, Artillery) Camp open to public at 9am. 6pm – Meal for Reenactors – Powder Bounty provided Concessions Vendors & Sutlers All Day Sunday, April 26 Ball Field 10am – Civil War Church Service 1:30pm – Battle Reenactment FREE ADMISSION Contact Spencer Brewer at 270-754-9317 or additional information. Email questions to slbrewer10@hotmail.com. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/whiteplainscivilwarfestival

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