Oct. 25

History on Tap

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25

Where: Hopkinsville Brewing Co.

Info: In preparation for Halloween, Robert Martin will present on Victorian funeral customs. Learn about mourning etiquette during the time of Queen Victoria’s reign. What became customary mourning of the time seems to be, by today’s standards, macabre and morbid. Grab a beer for this spooky, spine-chilling, and historic program. History on Tap is a series that seeks to share local history in a relaxed, fun setting. Programs are the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Hopkinsville Brewing Co.

Boo at the Zoo

When: 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25, 26, 27 and 28.

Where: Nashville zoo

Info: This event features carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties and a corn pit. The Howl-O-Ween Hayride takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads. Guests can trick-or-treat around the zoo trail while enjoying animal, science and magic shows. For ticket information, visit www.nashvillezoo.org. For more information, call 615-833-1534.

Big HallowRead

When: 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25

Where: Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St., Hopkinsville

Info: This event is free. There will be the Mystery Museum, Story Time, games and food.

Transitioning

Military and

Employer Meet-Up

When: 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25

Where: Casey Jones Distillery, 2815 Witty Lane.

Info: A relaxing opportunity for transitioning military and employers to meet each other while enjoying food, fun and friends. So whether you are leaving the military and entering the civilian workforce or are looking for great staff to work at your business, plan to attend. This is a free event.

Oct. 26

Hopkinsville

Community College Fall Fest

When: 4 – 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26

Where: Hopkinsville Community College

Info: The college campus will be open to the public for trick-or-treating along with a full schedule of free activities, including free hot dogs to the first 1,500 visitors, a costume contest, games, a photo booth, college/university programs and resources, community partner booths, professional music DJ and a chance to meet HCC’s mascot Pathfinder.

Teen Laser Tag

Extravaganza

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26

Where:     Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St., Hopkinsville

Info: The library is hosting a night of laser tag, a showing of Ready Player One, games, and food! This event is for teens ages 13 to 18. A parent must sign up anyone below the age of 18! The event costs $15. Sign up and payment must be completed in advance at the library circulation desk!

Gordon Park Fish Fry fundraiser

When: 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26

Where: Gordon Park, 13735 N. Old Madisonville Road, Crofton.

Info: All dinners include fried catfish, coleslaw, French fries, white beans, hushpuppies, dessert and a drink. Adults are $10 and children are $5. Proceeds go to Gordon Park’s operating budget.

Oct. 27

Race for Life 5K

When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27

Where: Hopkinsville Rail Trail, 151 Pardue Lane.

Info: Register online at https://www.alphapcc.org/events/raceforlife18. This family friendly event helps support mothers and babies in our community in need of the services at Alpha Pregnancy Care Center. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m., and includes a T-shirt and pumpkin. The cost to participate is $30 during the months of September and October. Race day registration costs $35. T-shirts are only guaranteed for registrations before Oct. 5.

Make a Difference Day (Oak Grove)

When: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27

Where: Oak Grove Community Center

Info: The American Legion Family of Fort Campbell Post 233 will be the Oak Grove Community in observance of National Make A Difference Day. Make A Difference Day is an annual community service on the fourth Saturday in October since 1992. Millions of people unite in the common mission to improve the lives of others. Thanksgiving is on November 22nd this year and the members of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary of Post 233 have been collected Thanksgiving non-perishable food items for the less fortunate residents of Oak Grove to be distributed on Oct. 27th. Contact Jane McKnight (270-498-9692) of ALA Fort Campbell Unit 233 if you have any questions.

WW2 Living

History Display

When: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 27

Where: American Legion Post 233, 14633 Fort Campbell Blvd, Oak Grove.

Info: Local members of the 101st Airborne Reenactment Group and other military collectors will have on display both American and German artifacts common place to soldiers during WW2. Come honor the memories of our WW2 veterans in a unique way, as it is brought to life by living historians and reenactors. All are welcome and the whole family is invited.

FE Whitney Classic

When:?6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27

Where:?Stadium of Champions

Info:?In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the Minority Economic Development Initiative (MEDI), the Classic will feature the first ever college football game played at the Stadium of Champions, as “host” Kentucky State University will battle Lane College on the gridiron. Doors will open at 5 p.m., but there are an abundance of pre-game activities scheduled, including a tailgate outside the stadium. This event will also include a Battle of the Bands during the halftime show. The free pre-game events include a college fair, kids zone, STEM experience, Stomp the Yard, vendors and exhibits. Tickets are available online at EventBrite.com. To become a sponsor, purchase tickets, volunteer or simply for more information, contact MEDI, Inc. at 270-885-8885 or email info@medisuccess.org.

Howl-of-a-Night

Halloween Bash

When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27

Where: Casey Jones Distillery, 2815 Witty Lane, Hopkinsville

Info: This will be an evening of tasty bites, drinks, music and friends in the newly expanded porch and deck. Come as you are or dress for Howl-o-ween and you’ll be ready for costume contests. There will be family friendly tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and food trucks for your hunger. The gift shop is filled with everything from T-shirts and hats to flasks and glassware, spirits and Moonarita kits. Casey’s Bar will be open with choices for all, including signature Moonaritas. From 6:30 until 10 p.m., DJ’s VT & C-Wiz will get you into the “spirit” of Halloween with your dance favorites, just park your broom at the door. Howl-of-a-night Bash.

Oct. 31

Downtown

Trick-or-Treat

When: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31

Where: Main Street, Hopkinsville

Info: Downtown merchants and local organizations on South Main Street, from East Sixth south to East 13th Street, will be giving out candy and goodies until 5:30 p.m.  Adults are encouraged to accompany children ages 12 and under.  Children should bring their own bags.  There will be no parking on South Main Street, between Seventh and 13th Streets, after 3 p.m. Oct.  31. Also,  South Main Street, between Seventh and 13th Streets, will be closed to traffic at 3 p.m.

Legend of

the Bell Witch

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31

Where: Pennyroyal Area Museum

Info: William T. Turner will recount the Legend of the Bell Witch. This haunting account of a poltergeist-like spirit who terrorized the family of John Bell in nearby Adams, Tenn., is the most well-known ghost story in the region. Whether young or old, this tale is guaranteed to send chills up your spine. This Hopkinsville Halloween tradition is free to the public. This event also offers you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the old Post Office completely empty in preparation for upcoming renovation of the Pennyroyal Area Museum. For more information, call the museum at 270-887-4270.

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