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Family Derby Adventure Weekend

MAY 6 - MAY 7

All day
Where: Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd., Dawson Springs, KY 42408
compete is a Derby-themed family adventure race for prizes, fun times, and lifelong memories. Families will participate in a variety of derby-themed outdoor adventure races. The winning family will receive a Pennyrile Prize Pack that includes a certificate for a weekend stay at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park.

Mule & Draft Horse Days

MAY 6 - MAY 7

All day
Where: Dawson Springs Spec Building, Hwy 109 and Hwy 62, Dawson Springs, Kentucky
Mule & Draft Horse Days will take place on May 6th & 7th. Events include wagon trains, trail rides, shop arts, craft and food vendors, wagon and draft horse shows, live music all day, showcasing several bands, antique tractors, mule patty bingo and much more. Bring a lawn chair and have a great time. No admission costs however donations will be accepted. Call Tommy Gunn 270-871-1959, Mike Russell 270-339-6150 or Dawson Springs City Hall at 270-797-2781 for more information.

Auto Racing

MAY 7

7 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Western Kentucky Speedway, 1245 Happy Ln, Madisonville, KY 42431, United States
$1200 to WIN UMP Mods Regular Racing UMP Minis, Rusty Bolt, Cruiser, Pure Stock, Super Street, and Bomber Salvation Army Food Pantry Night. Every 2 Canned Goods = 1 Ticket in Drawing for Prizes! JR Race Fans Power Wheel Races Gates Open 4:00 Draw Closes 6:30 Racing 7:00 Pits- $35, kids 10 & under $10 Grandstands- $12, kids 8 & under- FREE! http://westernkyspeedway.com

Pam's Dance Barn

MAY 7

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.

Senior Bingo Luncheon

MAY 11

11 am to 2 pm
Where: Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd., Dawson Springs, KY 42408
Meet up with friends, eat, and play bingo. Participants must be 50 years old or older, to play bingo. The lunch buffet begins at 11 am and costs $8.50 plus gratuity. Bingo starts at 12:30 pm and is free! Groups of 10 or more need to contact the dining room for advanced seating at 270-797-3421

Celebrate Summer!

MAY 13

5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: First United Bank Plaza, 37 East Center Street, Madisonville, KY 42431
Grab your dancing shoes and bring your appetite for food and fun as Madisonville kicks off the first of many summer events of 2016! "Celebrate Summer!" will feature musical performances by Celebrity AllStars, a 10 piece band delivering a nonstop 3-hour show with former members of Earth Wind & Fire, Bette Midler, Janet Jackson and Kenny Loggins. Several local restaurants will offer a tasting of some of their most popular dishes at a reasonable price. For more information, call 270-824-2101.

Show and Go Car Club Cruise-In

MAY 14

5 pm to 8 pm
Where: Brother's Bar-B-Que, 1055 North 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 Brother's Bar-B-Que 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

MAY 14

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.

Auto Racing

MAY 15

5 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Western Kentucky Speedway, 1245 Happy Ln, Madisonville, KY 42431, United States
TRIPLE CROWN POINTS UMP Mods, UMP Minis, Super Street, Pure Stock, Emods, 305 Full Size Winged Sprints Regular Racing Normal Points for Rusty Bolt, Cruiser, Bomber JR Race Fan Candy Toss Gates Open 2:00 Draw Closes 4:30 Racing 5:00 Pits- $30, Kids 10 & under $10 Grandstands- $12, kids 8 & under- FREE! www.westernkyspeedway.com

Senior Bingo Luncheon

MAY 18

11 am to 2 pm
Where: Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd., Dawson Springs, KY 42408
Meet up with friends, eat, and play bingo. Participants must be 50 years old or older, to play bingo. The lunch buffet begins at 11 am and costs $8.50 plus gratuity. Bingo starts at 12:30 pm and is free! Groups of 10 or more need to contact the dining room for advanced seating at 270-797-3421

22st Annual "Forrest's First" Battle of Sacramento

MAY 20 - MAY 22

All day
Where: Sacramento, KY
Join us for the reenactment of Nathan Bedford Forrest's first battle of the Civil War. Events begin on Friday morning at 9 am and conclude on Sunday afternoon. Please visit www.battleofsac.com for a complete list of activities or call 270-736-2254.

8th Annual Madisonville Disc Golf Open

MAY 20

4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Madisonville City Park, 745 City Park Drive, Madisonville, KY 42431
Friday evening kicks off the 8th Annual Madisonville Open with a draw doubles that starts at 4:30 pm. Winners will receive baskets. Register in advance at the following link: http://www.discgolfunited.com/disc-golf-tournaments/event-detail.cfm/tourn_id/3462

8th Annual Madisonville Disc Golf Open

MAY 21 - MAY 22

8 am (May 21) to 5 pm (May 22)
Where: Madisonville City Park, 745 City Park Drive, Madisonville, KY 42431
The Hopkins County Tourist & Convention Commission presents the 8th Annual PDGA Pro-Am Madisonville Disc Golf Open. Over $2000 cash added to the pro divisions and over $2000 in prizes added to the amateur divisions. Three rounds of 18 holes will be played. Lunch included in the Saturday rounds. This is your opportunity to play the new course at Mahr Park. The top divisions will play two rounds at Mahr Park. Register at the following location: http://www.discgolfunited.com/disc-golf-tournaments/event-detail.cfm/tourn_id/3462

Auto Racing

MAY 21

7 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Western Kentucky Speedway, 1245 Happy Ln, Madisonville, KY 42431, United States
$800 to Win Super Street Regular Racing UMP Mods, UMP Minis, Rusty Bolt, Cruiser, Pure Stock, and Bomber JR Race Fans Water Balloon Toss! Gates Open 4:00 Draw Closes 6:30 Racing 7:00 Pits- $35, Kids 10 & under $10 Grandstands- $12, kids 8 & under- FREE! www.westernkyspeedway.com

Pam's Dance Barn

MAY 21

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.

Senior Bingo Luncheon

MAY 25

11 am to 2 pm
Where: Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd., Dawson Springs, KY 42408
Meet up with friends, eat, and play bingo. Participants must be 50 years old or older, to play bingo. The lunch buffet begins at 11 am and costs $8.50 plus gratuity. Bingo starts at 12:30 pm and is free! Groups of 10 or more need to contact the dining room for advanced seating at 270-797-3421

Beach Party

MAY 28 - MAY 29

10 am (May 28) to 6 pm (May 29)
Where: Public Beach at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd, Dawson Springs, KY 42408
Celebrate the start of summer at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park’s beach. Lots of fun family friendly activities will be held at the beach all day long. Hot dogs and snow cones will be available for cash purchase at the beach shelter. 270-797-3421

Auto Racing

MAY 28

7 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Western Kentucky Speedway, 1245 Happy Ln, Madisonville, KY 42431, United States
Vintage Cars and Autograph Night Regular Racing UMP Mods, UMP Minis, Rusty Bolt, Cruiser, Pure Stock, Super Street, and Bomber JR Fan Club Candy Toss Gates Open 4:00 Draw Closes 6:30 Racing 7:00 Pits- $30, Kids 10 & under $10 Grandstands- $12, kids 8 & under- FREE! www.westernkyspeedway.com

Pam's Dance Barn

MAY 28

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.

Senior Bingo Luncheon

JUN 1

11 am to 2 pm
Where: Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd., Dawson Springs, KY 42408
Meet up with friends, eat, and play bingo. Participants must be 50 years old or older, to play bingo. The lunch buffet begins at 11 am and costs $8.50 plus gratuity. Bingo starts at 12:30 pm and is free! Groups of 10 or more need to contact the dining room for advanced seating at 270-797-3421

First Day Hike

JUN 1

7 pm to 9 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. To register for the hike contact the park naturalist at rebeccae.clark@ky.gov or 1-800-325-1711.

Mortons Gap Coalfield Festival

JUN 3

5 pm to 10 pm
Where: Downtown Mortons Gap, KY 42440
The city of Mortons Gap will host its annual Coalfield Festival June 3 & 4. Events will begin Friday at 5pm and Saturday from 1-10pm. There will be activities for children in addition to performance by live bands. Call City Hall at 270-258-5362 for more information

Madisonville Miners Season Opener

JUN 3

7 pm to 9 pm
Where: Elmer Kelly Stadium, Madisonville City Park
The Miners summer collegiate baseball team opens the 2016 season against the Fulton Railroaders. Tickets are $5 per person. Season tickets are available in advance by calling 270-821-4171. Game sponsored by Edward Jones.

Mortons Gap Coalfield Festival

JUN 4

1 pm to 10 pm
Where: Downtown Mortons Gap, KY 42440
The city of Mortons Gap will host its annual Coalfield Festival June 3 & 4. Events will begin Friday at 5pm and Saturday from 1-10pm. There will be activities for children in addition to performance by live bands. Call City Hall at 270-258-5362 for more information

Pam's Dance Barn

JUN 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.

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