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Kindergarten Registration dates for Marshall County Schools

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Summer Fun at Children’s Art Center

* July 10-14, 9 to 11:30 am, American Girl Doll Camp, $90.00
Call 270-252-7022 for more information.

Family Fun on Saturday Nights at Memorial Park

June 24:  Saturday Summer Nights at Memorial Park in Calvert City is fun for the whole family.  June 24 the Melungeons Band starting at 6:00 p.m.
July 1 big screen movie, Overboard starting at 8:15 p.m.

Free skin cancer screening

June 24:  Appointments are now being accepted for the annual free skin cancer screening sponsored by Kentucky Cancer Program, Baptist Health Paducah and Lourdes Hospital. It will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at Lourdes Outpatient Surgery Center in the Marshall Nemer Pavilion. Area dermatologists will volunteer their time to examine and evaluate skin changes. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.  Appointments are required. To make an appointment, phone the Kentucky Cancer Program at 270.442.1310.

AmeriBration 5K and 1Mile Fun Run/Walk

June 24:  The Calvert City AmeriBration 5K & 1 Mile Youth Run/Walk will be Saturday, June 24, starting at Calvert City Civic Center at 8:00 a.m. Competitive, non-competitive runners and walkers welcome! Proceeds benefit Marshall County Family Resource & Youth Service Centers.
Race day registration and packet pick-up is June 24, from 6:30 – 7:40 a.m. $25 same-day registration for 5K. May also pre-register at 1 mile youth run fee is $10. Entries are per person and non-refundable.
A moisture wicking t-shirt in guaranteed sizes for all pre-registered entries by June 15.
For more info: Crystal Byers, Calvert-Sharpe Family Resource Center at 270-395-4869 and Rachel Bedwell, Marshall Co. Health Dept. at 270-252-2725.
Registration forms may be printed by clicking here.

28th Annual AmeriBration Beauty Pageant

June 26:  The AmeriBration Beauty Pageant will be held Monday, June 26, at 6:00 p.m. at Calvert City Civic Center. This year will mark the 28th annual Fourth of July Pageant to be hosted by the Calvert Area Development Association.  Attire is Summer Sportswear for all ages. Age divisions are: Girls-0-18 months, 19-35 months, 3-5 years, 6-9 years, 10-13 years, 14-18 years. Boys division is 0-35 months.
Winners in each age division receive a crown, trophy, sash and a $40 cash award. First and Second Runner-Up in each age division will receive a trophy. Photogenic winners will receive a trophy. It is requested that all winners ride in the AmeriBration Parade on the 4th of July. You must provide your own transportation.
Entry fee, if received by Monday, June 19 is $20 for beauty pageant and $5 for photogenic. Entry fee at the door is $25 for pageant and $10 for photogenic. Photogenic is optional. Make all checks payable to CADA. Door admission for guests is $5 per person. 5 years and under are free.
Click here for printable registration form to be mailed to: Shelby Doucet, 1845 Love-Flo-Stat Rd. W, Paducah, KY 42001.

Lil” Mr. & Miss Freedom Fest Pageant

June 29:  Thursday June 29, at 7:00 P.M. at the Wrather Museum in Murray, Ky. Kings & Queens in each age division will receive a crown and trophy. 1st and 2nd Alternates in each age division awarded a trophy.
SPECIAL AWARDS: Best Red, White, and Blue Play or Casual Wear – An Evening Gown is not required.  Best Personality/Stage Presence – Contestants get 2 minutes to answer questions.  Audience choice award – Audience picks their favorites by purchasing a vote for $1.00.   All contestants will receive a participation Trophy. Lil’ Mr. & Miss Freedom Fest and contestants will ride in the Freedom Fest Parade.
AGE GROUPS:  0-23 mos. / 2-4 yrs. / 5-7 yrs. / 8-10 yrs.  Entry fee is $35.00 if received by June 24 and $45.00 after deadline and at the door.  Mail Entry Form and fee to:  Way of Wellness   P.O. Box 1122 Murray, Kentucky 42071. For more information call 270-727-0387 or send e-mail to

Grand Rivers Cruise-Ins Monthly Car Shows

July 8:  Join us in Grand Rivers for the 2017 Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Cruise-In events. The Cruise-In events will take place at Little Lake Park in Grand Rivers the second Saturday of each month, April through September, 2017. The Cruise-Ins are open to all cars, trucks, tractors and motorcycles. This is a free event with no charge to attendees or cars. All makes, models and years of any kind are welcome to join in the fun. The day will include entertainment, music and wholesome fun for the entire family. The Cruise-Ins start at 4pm and continue until 9pm. The Grand Rivers Tourism Commission is a sponsor for the events.
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Terry Mike Jeffrey in Concert

July 8: Terry Mike Jeffrey will host a concert at the Kenneth Shadowen Performance Arts Center on July 8th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets on sale now. Marshall County Arts Commission- 1202 Elm St, Benton, KY. 270-252-7022

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

All interested retired teachers can contact Mike Harrell at or Donna Cope at for information on becoming a member.

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

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.
* Calvert City First Baptist Church: for more information on CFBC Awana, call 270-395-4600 or visit 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.

Lourdes providing free monthly Advance Directives seminar

June 7:  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.

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  1. I want to say thank you for such detailed information! I have been scouring through websites and fb pages of calvert city and cces to get info about local events, such as parades, and I could not find any details. GREAT JOB!! THANK YOU!

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