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Classic Film at the Alhambra

Watch “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” at 2 p.m. Sunday 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.”

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.

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. 27 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.

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 — 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. 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

• 5-6 p.m. March 2: Mixology: Building Your At-Home Bar with Graham Dawson, owner of The Mixer, for a Mardi Gras-themed evening of classic cocktails. Rescheduled due to weather. Must be 21 to attend. $25/per person | 25 student max

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

Murray State University

MURRAY, Ky. — The wind ensemble and the saxophone choir from the Murray State University Department of Music were recently selected to perform at the 2021 Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) Professional Development Conference, to be held virtually.

The ensembles submitted recordings from previous live performances and were chosen by a KMEA committee through a blind selection process. The ensembles competed against other collegiate ensembles from around the state. Due to the pandemic, the conference is being presented virtually. Instead of performing live at the conference held in Louisville, the ensembles recorded their performances to be shown during the conference.

The wind ensemble, comprised of 56 players of woodwind, brass, percussion, string bass and piano, performed Tuesday. The wind ensemble is conducted by Dr. Trae Blanco, director of bands and assistant professor of music.

Students in the wind ensemble include Jason Dollinger of Hopkinsville — Clarinet 5 and Jaylon Taggart of Hopkinsville — Tuba 2.

The saxophone choir, comprised of 10 players, performed Wednesday. The saxophone choir is conducted by professor Scott Erickson, who teaches oboe, bassoon, saxophone, woodwind methods and woodwind chamber ensembles.

Norwich University

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Wesley D. Copelin, Oak Grove, has been recognized on the Dean’s list at Norwich University for the Fall 2020 semester.

Full-time undergraduate students, who earned a semester grade point average of at least 3.40 and had no failures in the previous Fall or Spring semester are awarded Dean’s List honors.

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