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Valentine Brunch and “Dirty Dancing”

Celebrate Valentine’s with your loved one at 1 p.m. Sunday with brunch in The Hall at the Alhambra with recipes featured in the cookbook “Let Us Entertain You,” including mini quiche, breakfast casserole, fruit and yogurt parfait, coffee and one complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary. Limited seating available. “Dirty Dancing,” will begin at 2 p.m. in the Alhambra Auditorium. Limited seating will be available and groups will be socially distanced. Register at https://pennyroyalartscouncil.org. Cost is $20 for brunch and the movie and $7 for the movie only.

Mardi Gras at Oak Grove

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Oak Grove Racing, Gaming and Hotel from 7-10 p.m. Tuesday featuring the Rayla Ray Band. Lots of free beads, too.

The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva

The Bodhisattva practice involves taking a vow to eliminate all suffering in others and to postpone entering final nirvana until all suffering is eliminated. It is a vow to expand compassion to all creatures including ones’ own enemies. The Venerable Tsering Phuntsok will present an online presentation given from noon until 1 p.m. Thursday at:

https://us02web.zoomus /j/88674501999? pwd=a2pnZmt1ZlQwaytKNDMy YXZvRXFRQT09

Meeting ID: 886 7450 1999 Passcode: b3xwdu

He will comment on a famous Tibetan teaching entitled the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva. Though this is a Buddhist text, it is open to all who seek to nurture wisdom and compassion.

Phuntsok is a practicing Tibetan monk for more than 25 years. He has traveled to Kentucky for the last 11 years speaking to colleges around Kentucky.

For more information, email ken.casey@kctcs.edu.

Big Read kickoff

Kick off this year’s Big Read with a virtual program from Author Madeline Miller at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Alhambra Theater. Copies of Miller’s award-winning book “Circe” will be given away to the first 100 registered participants, with one copy per family. Book pickup can be arranged during business hours for online participants. The kickoff will be live-streamed and have limited in-person seating. Visit www.pennyroyalarts.org.

Museum After Hours

“Circe and Kate, A Tale of Two Witches” virtual event on Friday. Register for the program at eventbrite.com. Join Alissa Keller and Martha White for a spirited discussion to compare the qualities and powers of Circe and Kate the Bell Witch. Pick up a Witch’s Kit at the Pennyroyal Area Museum Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

Classic Film at the Alhambra

Watch “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” at 2 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Alhambra Theater. In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. Like our book selection for this year’s NEA Big Read, this movie is a retelling of Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey.”

Book signing

Longtime local educator Levi Peterson Jr. will be signing his book, “The Transformation of a High School Dropout” from 1 until 3 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Pennyroyal Area Museum. Books will be available for purchase on site (while supplies last), or order a copy in advance from http://www.pembroke-productions.com/. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are required.

History on Tap

Black History Trivia Night with the Hopkinsville Human Rights Commission will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 and feature a live virtual trivia focused on Black History with Kahoot, an online game-based learning platform. Players will need an individual device such as a smartphone to play during the live event. Join the game at www.kahoot.it. The pin to enter the game will be shared during the live event. Download the Kahoot app in the Apple or Play store.

Hellenistic Art

Led by Dr. Tony Morris, department chair of APSU Art and Design, virtual lecture at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 as part of The Big Read. The story of Circe bridges the gap between the gods and man, showing human-like fatal flaws and imperfections in immortal beings which allow us to relate to them on a personal level. The Hellenistic period cultivated the same connection, bringing a new level of naturalism and expression to the gods and heroes of the Classical age. Morris leads us on an exploration of the art and architecture of the Hellenistic period.

The Big Read Virtual Writing Workshop

Hopkinsville Community College’s Professor Elizabeth Burton will lead a writing workshop via Zoom at 11 a.m. Feb. 27. Log in at us02web.zoom.us.

Reading for Fun Fridays

Join the Christian County Literacy Council each Friday in February for a Hopkinsville-Christian County community reader sharing a story. Follow the council on Facebook and Instagram @cclc42240.

Friday — Francene Gilmer: “Of Thee I Sing” by Barack Obama

Feb. 26 — Tishuana Douglas: “Amazing Grace” by Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch

Casual Creatives

Casual Creatives is a workshop series presented by the Pennyroyal Arts Council featuring local experts teaching creative skills through March 30 at The Hall at the Alhambra Theater. Pre-register for events at pennyroyalarts.org. Masks and social distancing will be enforced.

• 7-8 a.m. Tuesdays in February and March: Wellness: Yoga on the Stage led by instructor Jessie Dempsey of Balance Hot Yoga for beginners to advanced students. $10/per person | 25 student max

• 5-6 p.m. Tuesday: Mixology: Building Your At-Home Bar with Graham Dawson, owner of The Mixer, for a Mardi Gras-themed evening of classic cocktails. Must be 21 to attend. $25/per person | 25 student max

• 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 20: Painting: Watercolor Class with professional working artist Dusty Knight who will lead the class remotely for beginners to advanced students. $50/per person | 15 student max

• 5-6 p.m. Feb. 23: Cooking: Virtual Meal Prep Made Easy to learn basic knife skills and how to prep food for your family like a pro with cooking sensations Margaret Prim and Julia Sikes of the Arts Council. $25/per person | Virtual

Several other workshops are planned for March. Visit pennyroyalarts.org or the Alhambra Theatre’s Facebook page @alhambratheatrehopkinsville for additional information.

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

University of Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A total of 13,128 students enrolled during the fall 2020 term at The University of Alabama made the Dean’s List with academic records of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale), or the President’s List with academic records of 4.0 (all A’s).

The UA Dean’s and President’s Lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The lists do not apply to graduate students or undergraduate students who take less than a full course load.

Emerson Barlow of Hopkinsville was named to the Presidents List.

Callie Butler of Oak Grove was named to the Presidents List.

Freed-Hardeman University

HENDERSON, Tenn. — Freed-Hardeman University has released the names of students who made the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2020 fall semester.

To be on the President’s List, a student must be full-time and have a 4.0 grade point average. Students on the Dean’s List have earned a minimum 3.4 grade point average for the semester.

Jamie Boyd, a senior missions and minor in business creatives major from Hopkinsville, has been named to the Dean’s List.

Skylar Ray, a sophomore nursing major from Hopkinsville, has been named to the Dean’s List.

Braylin Mitchell, a junior photography major from Cadiz, has been named to the Dean’s List.

Katie Wadlington, a sophomore social work major from Cadiz, has been named to the Dean’s List.

Kayley Wadlington, a sophomore special education grades K to 8 interventionist major from Cadiz, has been named to the Dean’s List.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. — Zach Marlow of Hopkinsville has been named to the Deans’ List at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the fall semester of the 2020-21 academic year.

Marlow, a graduate student working toward a Master of Science in Actuarial Science, was named to the Dean’s List for the College of Business.

Nearly 6,800 students at Nebraska have been named to the Deans’ List for the fall semester.

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