HamFest Quilt Show
When: 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and Oct. 13
Where: Janice Mason Art Museum, Cadiz
Info: Quilt check-in is between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday. There is a $5 fee for non-guild members.
When: 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12
Where: War Memorial Walking Trail Park, 105 Walter Garrett Lane, Oak Grove.
Info: Oak Grove Community Cares is planning a chilling carnival. This year we will be having a pumpkin carving contest, music, carnival games, candy, and much more. The carnival is free, candy and prizes are free. (Some vendors in attendance may charge for activities or services provided to the monsters, ghouls, and goblins.) Food trucks will be available to the guests. Our concession stand that provides sweets and goodies all benefits our cause. If in attendance and feeling generous we are open to donations of any kind. If interested in volunteering or getting involved please email or message us. We are grateful for any sponsorship, gift, donation, or any words of encouragement.
the Sanctuary House
When: Noon Saturday, Oct. 13
Where: Hopkinsville Martial Arts, 1005 Skyline Drive, Hopkinsville.
Info: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This seminar is for women ages 16 and up and will help you to be better prepared should you need to defend yourself. Topics will cover victim potential assessment, mental state for self defense, attitude development, fundamental physical techniques, and counters to common attacks. You will leave this class feeling more secure in your ability to deal with situations that may arise. The instructor is Mrs Theresa who is a certified Instructor through the United States Krav Maga Association (USKMA). There is a $10 fee and 100% will be donated to The Sanctuary House, this is a great way to help other women and be empowered.
Zumbathon for Breast Cancer Awareness
When: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13
Where: 2600 Thomas St.
Info: This is in honor of local Rebecca DeArmond. All proceeds will go to the Pink Ribbon Network.
Crimestoppers fundraiser dinner
When: 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13
Where: Memorial Building, Hopkinsville
Info: The cost is $8 per plate, which includes Chicken, Baked Beans, Slaw and a drink. Desserts can be purchased at the door for $1. Tickets are on sale at the Hopkinsville Police Department, 101 N. Main St., and Johnson’s Family Chiropractic, 1600 S. Virginia St. Every year Crime Stoppers pays out cash rewards for information leading to the arrests of wanted fugitives and crime information in Hopkinsville and Christian County. To date, Crime Stoppers has paid out over $274,000 in rewards. By offering these rewards, Crime Stoppers continues its mission to assist law enforcement and crime victims by capturing wanted suspects. Crime Stoppers gives citizens an anonymous, confidential way of getting information to law enforcement without ever having to appear in court or giving their personal information. It is our hopes that by providing this service we are able to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Hopkinsville/Christian County.
When: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13
Where: Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St. Hopkinsville
Info: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Conversations with Kentucky authors
1 to 2 p.m.: Reception
2 to 4 p.m.: Author meet and greet
At Conversations with Kentucky Authors, you’ll have the chance to hear Teresa Medeiros, Susan Vaught, and Leslie Sorrell discuss their books and writing process, and they will answer questions about their works and writing. During the author meet and greet, you will be able to roam from table to table meet over 30 authors, buy their books, and get books signed. For more information, visit http://hccpl.org/events/author-festival.
Outdoor Movie Series
When: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19
Where: Wade’s Way Park, Wade’s Way Lane, Oak Grove.
Info: Share your photos and experience. Give back to the Neighborhood Watch; they need the awareness and the support. The event is free. Donations are appreciated. We will have concessions available for purchase, concessions benefit the Neighborhood Watch. No ATMs onsite. Thank you for your support. Please visit our Facebook for the title this evening and for other future events.
When: Friday, Oct. 19
Where: Downtown Hopkinsville
Info: Registration ends Oct. 10. Military teams are free, civilian teams registration is $65 until Oct. 1 and $85 until Oct. 10.
Hopkinsville Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball
When: Saturday, Oct. 20
Where: Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club
Pembroke Harvest Festival Pork Chop Dinner and Auction
When: 5 - 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20
Where: Pembroke Community Center
Info: All funds will benefit the Pembroke park and recreational area. Area vendors will be donating items for the auction, which starts at 6:30 p.m.
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday, Oct. 21
Where: Cheekwood Garden and Estates, 1200 Forrest Drive, Nashville
Info: Celebrate all things fall with activities and experiences for kids, adults and families alike. Stroll through gardens bursting with more than 5,000 chrysanthemums, tour the collection of creative scarecrows, pick out the perfect pumpkin for the patch and check out the pumpkin house filled with more than 400 gourds. Admission costs $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $16 for college students and $13 for youth ages 3-17. Parking costs $5 per vehicle. For more information, call 615-356-8000.
When: 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25
Where: James E. Bruce Convention Center
Info: RSVP with the Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission at 270-887-4010. Tickets are $10 and tables for 10 is $100. Tickets will be sold at the door for $15.
Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County’s 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 held on the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30pm at Hopkinsville Brewing Company.
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.
FE Whitney Classic
When: 6 - 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 email@example.com.
When: 3:30 p.m. - 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.
Living Hope BC Trunk or Treat
When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31
Where: 6305 Eagle Way
Info: Food, fun, family photos and LOTS of candy.
the Town Clock!
When: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6
Where: Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum
Info: The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County has partnered with the Hopkinsville Fire Department to present this monthly children's story hour. Local firefighters will read a story and introduce kids to some of the equipment in the museum. This program is free and open to the public.