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Kindergarten Registration dates for Marshall County Schools
Baby and Me Storytime
Learn the 7 simple things you can do each day to help your child’s early literacy skills. For babies newborn to 24 months at the Marshall County Public Library at Benton held every Thursday in March from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. For more information contact Beth Kerrick at 270-527-9969, ext. 126 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tater Day Pageants scheduled for March 25
Versatile Herbs in Your Garden
Mar. 28: The Marshall County Library at Hardin will hold Versatile Herbs in Your Garden for Culinary, Medicinal, Beauty and Cleaning on March 28, from 11 a.m. -12 noon. Learn to grow and use herbs for cooking and health purposes as well as making beauty and home products. Presented by Linda Caviness, Herbal Teacher and Gardener.
MCHS Band 3rd annual Just Jazz-n-Desserts
Mar. 28: Marshall County High School Bands 3rd Annual Just Jazz-n-Desserts will be Tuesday, March 28 at 7 P.M. in the High School Commons. Performances by MCHS Jazz ensembles 1 & 2 and The Paducah Jazz Ensemble plus delicious treats and silent auction. Tickets $8 advance and $10 at door. Sponsor a table for $100. Includes 8 seats and media advertisements.
Brought to you in part by: MCHS Band Boosters, Marshall Café, Marshall County Homemakers, Patti’s, Waffle House of Benton, Mail Boxes Plus, Kirchoff’s Bakery, Midtown Market of Paducah, The cake Lady, KY Dam State Resort, Ponderosa and Hutchen’s BBQ. A portion of proceeds go to Marshall County Relay for Life. Call 270-527-1578 or 270-906-5091.
Marshall County Extension special called meeting
Mar. 30: There will be a special called meeting of the Marshall County Extension District Board on Thursday, March 30th at 7:30am. Agenda includes Secretary’s Report, Treasurer’s Report, Program Area Updates, Facility Updates & Needs, Staffing Update, and F718 Budget Proposal. The meeting will be held in the small conference room at the Marshall County Extension Office. The address is 1933 Mayfield Highway, Benton, Kentucky. If Marshall County Schools are closed that day due to bad weather, then the District Board will reschedule the meeting.
32nd Annual Tater Trot 5k & 1 Mile
April 1: CFSB’s 32nd Annual 5k & 1 Mile Tater Trot will be held April 1 at Mike Miller Park in Draffenville (at the back soccer fields). 5k road race begins at 9 a.m. and 1 mile fun run/walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Benefits the Sole Supporters Marshall County Track & Field Booster Club. Entry Fee: $15 Pre-Registration up to March 29 or $18 late registration.
Race Day Registration is from 7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. For more race information contact Chris Kerrick at 270 527-1453 or email Chris.email@example.com
All participants receive a spectacular t-shirt and early registration increases chance of getting a shirt on Race Day! Click here for printable REGISTRATION FORM.
Lourdes providing free monthly Advance Directives seminar
April 5: Lourdes will offer a free monthly Advance Directives Seminar in the Heritage Room on the first floor of Lourdes Hospital. The seminar will be from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Advance Directives documents your wishes concerning medical treatments at the end of life. This seminar will help answer questions, clarify concerns related to Advance Directives and also help you complete your living will and have it documented in your medical records. This monthly seminar is free and open to anyone who is 18 years of age and older and will be held on the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, call 270-444-2834.
Free In-Person Tax Preparation Service
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation to anyone of any age, especially if you are 50 or older and can’t afford paid tax preparation. Call 270-527-9969 to schedule an appointment at the Marshall County Public Library in Benton for Tuesdays in February, March and April from 3:00 – 7:00 PM.
Fooks Cemetery Meeting
April 7: An Open Meeting for Fooks Cemetery will be held April 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fooks Cemetery building. Anyone interested is invited to attend. Directors meeting will follow.
Golf Tournament to benefit Exceptional Center
April 22: Marshall Co. Exceptional Center Mike Miller Memorial Golf Tournament will be Sat., April 22. WILL play if it rains. Additional Ways to Participate: Sponsoring a hole for $100; Becoming a Corporate Sponsor for $500; Donating a (new) auction item. Donations are tax deductible. All sponsors will be recognized at the tournament and auction.
Pasta Dinner and live auction at 5 p.m. Dinner tickets are $10 per person at Calvert City Country Club Room. Drawing for golf irons will be during the auction. Make all checks payable to: Marshall County Exceptional Center, P.O. Box 423, Benton, Kentucky 42025. To pay via PayPal please visit www.m-c-e-c.org (an additional $5.00 process fee will apply). For info call 270-527-1327 or email Melonie Chambers, CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gamblers Anonymous Weekly Meetings
If you or someone you know has a problem with gambling, there’s a Gamblers Anonymous meeting at First Christian Church in Paducah at 415 Audubon Drive on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. every week of the month, year round . Contact 618-570-4882 for more information.
Marshall County Toastmasters meets weekly
Every Monday: Marshall County Toastmasters meeting is every Monday evening at the Quality Inn and Suites in Draffenville at 6:45. Toastmasters goal is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. YOU can learn to speak in public with confidence through evaluations and encouragement from experienced speakers. Work at your own pace through an organized program that adds new skills with each project. For more information visit Marshall County Toastmasters on Facebook.
Retired Teacher’s Association
Assistance for Area Veterans
Veterans and their families will be provided counseling and assistance in filing claims for state and federal benefits. This is a free service provided by the state of Kentucky. For more information please contact Carol Livingston, Veterans Benefits Field Representative, Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) at (270) 247-8465, ext. 53239, or email email@example.com.
Awana Clubs offers fun and fellowship for kids
Awana Clubs is a fun club and fellowship time for children. Join any time after school starts back. Awana is an exciting children’s club for children 2 years old through 6th grade and meets every Wednesday night during the school year.
* Pathway Baptist Church: for more info on Awana at Pathway, please contact the church office at 270-395-5683. Bus pick up available for Calvert City and Draffenville. www.pathwaybaptist.org
* Calvert City First Baptist Church: for more information on CFBC Awana, call 270-395-4600 or visit www.calvertfbc.org located at the corner of First and Ash Streets.
Photography Club meeting
Interested in Photography? The Marshall County Photography Club meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at the Marshall County Library, Benton branch. Join us, Monday, at 6:30 p.m. All levels from beginner to advanced are welcome. For more info call Ceilia Townzen at 270-519-4750.
Adult Technology Classes at MC Library
Marshall County Public Library offers adult computer classes on the fourth Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at their Benton branch. Intro to Computers is offered every month, while the topic for the other class varies from month to month. Pre-registration is required for all adult tech classes at the library. Call the Marshall County Public Library at 270-527-9969.