Big 10 honors

Hopkinsville High School alumni Sydni Henagan is currently attending Purdue University and is a cheerleader for the Big 10 Conference. She was recently named to the Cheerleading 2021 Big 10 All Conference first team and the Big 10 All Academic Team. Henagan is also a Bluegrass Cheercat alumni. She is a sophomore pre-law/history major. Her parents are Clint and Kim Henagan of Hopkinsville.

COMMUNITY

Midday with the Art Guild

Come have a fun morning learning and eating as Karen Shields will share highlights of Ida B. Wells-Barnett’s life from noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday during the Midday with the Hopkinsville Art Guild program. Light lunch provided. Free admission, but registration is required at www.hopkinsvilleartguild.org.

71st Hopkinsville Rotary Auction

Since 1950, the Hopkinsville Rotary Auction has raised over $11 million to donate to the Hopkinsville Community College Rotary Scholars Program, giving local high school graduates the opportunity to attend HCC tuition-free.

This year, as we simultaneously launch the newly-formed Hopkinsville Rotary Foundation, the 71st Annual Rotary Auction — chaired by Cody Noffsinger — carries a theme of “Building the Foundation.”

Scheduled for April 19-24 at the War Memorial Building (1202 S. Virginia St.) in downtown Hopkinsville, this year’s Rotary Auction plans to return with the usual diner, sweet shop and in-person viewing/bidding.

Supporters can listen on 98.7 FM or 1230 AM WHOP, view the live stream on www.HopkinsvilleRotary.com or watch on Spectrum Cable channel 376.

Cadiz Rotary-Radio Auction

The on-air 54th Cadiz Rotary-Radio Auction, broadcast over WKDZ Radio, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting on Monday.

Listeners can tune in nightly at WKDZ 106.5 FM and at WKDZradio.com. Bidders are asked to bid only online and they may do so by clicking on the Big Deals tab at the top of the WKDZ webpage.

Rotarians may also make cash donations to the auction’s Century Club by calling 270-522-3232.

2021 Master Gardener EXPO on Location

The Christian County Master Gardeners, with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service in Christian County, will be hosting the 2021 Master Gardener EXPO on Location from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. April 17.

This year, the annual Garden EXPO goes on the road to some of the regular vendors including The Bloomery, Superlawn and Garden, Christian County FFA Greenhouse, the Country Barn, Free Range Flowers, Homestead Greenhouse, Hosta Haven, Maple Shade Greenhouse, Woodcorner Greenhouse, and the Downtown Hopkinsville Farmers Market.

This is a free, self-guided tour with lots of giveaways, special events, on-site tours, fun for the whole family. Begin your tour at any participating location and pickup a free “ticket.” Visit at least three vendors to be entered for doorprizes.

April 17 is also the first day of the season for the Downtown Farmers Market. In addition to regular market vendors, the Master Gardeners, Beaver Tree Services and Whimsical Creations will also have booths. Free tool sharpening, provided by Arrowhead Fix-it, will also be at the Farmers Market location.

Visit www.ChristianCounty Horticulture.com for more details or follow @ ChristianCountyMaster Gardeners on Facebook.

Movies in the Park

Movies In the Park will feature “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at 7:30 p.m. April 23 at the Tie Breaker Parking Lot, 9501 Eagle Way Bypass. Loud speakers and radio tuners will be available for audio. Restrooms will be available for use, but there is no congregating or group solicitation allowed. Continue to follow Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation on Facebook for updates pertaining to on-site food vendors.

Youth Art Month 2021

The Pennyroyal Arts Council presents a virtual exhibit of works of art by elementary, middle and high school students from public, private and home schools throughout Christian County for Youth Art Month 2021.

The public is encouraged to view the online portal through April 30 at https://www.pennyroyalarts.org/yam-2021.

Books at the Bar Movie Discussion

This month’s Books at the Bar will be discussing “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett. Copies are available to check out at the library front desk.

The meeting at 5:30 p.m. April 26 at Hopkinsville Brewing Co.

History on Tap: At Home

Pulitzer Prize finalist and best-selling author Ben Montgomery joins us at 6:30 p.m. April 22 for a discussion of his new book about a sensational true story of George Dinning, a freed slave, who in 1899 joined forces with a Confederate war hero in search of justice in the Jim Crow South.

A.J’s April Cruise In

The first cruise in of 2021 will be at A.J.s Kitchen, 3141 Canton Pike from 4 until 9 p.m. April 24 with food, raffles and giveaways.

Museum Book Club and Robert Penn Warren

Up for the virtual Museums of Hopkinsville-Christian County Book Club discussion at noon April 27 are selections by Robert Penn Warren. The native of Todd County was a poet, novelist and literary critic who served as the Poet Laureate and won three Pulitzer Prizes — one for his novel “All the King’s Men” and two for poetry. Patrons will discuss Warren’s life and work during this lunchtime program.

ONGOING

Pickle Ball

Parks and Recreation is offering pickle ball on Mondays (9 until 11 a.m., 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.) and Wednesdays (1 until 3 p.m.) at the Hopkinsville Recreation Department, 2600 Thomas St. Limited to gatherings of 50 or less.

Line dancing class

Get your dancing on with Dancing Darlings Line Dancing Class at Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation from 9:30 until 11 a.m. Tuesdays. For additional information, call Dixie Majors, 270-348-2510.

Zumba

Join Zumba from 5 until 8 p.m. every Wednesday at Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation, 2600 Thomas St. For more information, call Amy Fortin, 270-498-0150.

NOTEBOOK

Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE — Caitlin Cumbee of Clifty, Ky., is one of the dancers in Campbellsville University Theater’s first dance concert “Dynamic Dances” April 23-25 online.

The dance concert will showcase different genres such as jazz, tap, ballet, modern, musical theater and lyrical dance.

The 11 dances were choreographed by students, faculty and two restagings of famous dance works.

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