‘Pinta’ and ‘Nina’ to be at Grand Rivers

The “Pinta” and the “Nina,” replicas of Columbus’ ships, will open in Grand Rivers Thursday, June 13, at Green Turtle Bay. The ships will be docked until their departure early Monday, June 24. Admission charges are $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, $6.50 for students 5-16 and free for children 4 and under. The ships are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. No reservations are necessary. Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided tour for a minimum of 15 with a crew member should call 1-787-672-2152 or email ninapintatour@gmail.com. Cost is $5. Visit the website www.ninapinta.org.

Murray Star Chapter 433 meets Tuesday

The Murray Star Chapter No. 433 Order of the Eastern Star will meet Tuesday, June 11. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. and the meeting will follow at 7 p.m.

Need Line updates items needed

Need Line has issued an updated request for items needed. They include mustard, potatoes, tea bags, bread, saltine crackers, pancake mix, pancake syrup, catsup, onions, Kool Aid, buns, peanut butter, pickle relish, pork and beans, sugar, Jiffy Mix, eggs, margarine, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, ground beef, hot dogs and chicken. Personal hygiene items are extremely low and needed are toilet paper, dish liquid, laundry detergent, soap, plastic storage bags (1- and 2-gallon sizes), and hotel or travel-size shampoo, lotions and soap. Large brown bags are also requested. Need Line is at 509 N. Eighth St. and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Need Line is a United Way agency. For more information, call 270-753-6333.

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet

The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, for lunch at the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center. 

Marketplace seeks vendors

The first Murray Woman’s Club Marketplace will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in downtown Murray. This is a market for vendors selling fine arts, crafts, food, and will also include retail merchants. The market will be located around the court square and space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis once fees have been paid. For more information on vendor space and cost, call Linda Scott at 270-753-7944 or email lscott187@gmail.com. Proceeds from this event will spotlight the Calloway County Girl Scout Cabin and maintenance to the historical Murray Woman’s Club Clubhouse.

CC Genealogical Society meets Tuesday

The Calloway County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at noon Tuesday, June 11, at the large pavilion at the Murray State University Arboretum. This meeting will be a brown bag lunch  with bottled water and dessert cookies provided. The speaker will be Dr. Ernie Bailey, retired from the Pogue Library at Murray State. He will discuss highlights of the history of Murray and will pay tribute to Mable Pullen, whose farm is where the Arboretum is located. All interested are invited to attend. For more information, call 601-842-4036.

Donations needed for used book sale

The Murray Middle School Band is preparing for its annual Fourth of July Used Book Sale on the front lawn of Murray Middle School. The funds raised through this annual sale will go toward transportation and special instruction for the upcoming school year. Donations of gently used books, games, puzzles and toys may be left at the front office of the school until the end of June.

Kirksey/Hazel Woodmen to meet

Kirksey Woodmen 170 and Hazel Woodmen138 will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the WoodmenLife Building on C.C. Lowry Drive. Homemade ice cream will be served. Members are asked to bring cookies. For more information, call Marilynn at 270-489-6251.

crAFTER HOURS to be at MAG

crAFTER HOURS will be from 6-8 Thursday, June 13, at the Murray Art Guild Community Art Center. The June project will be mail art with Janeen. Participants will create unique fabric postcards using basic stitching techniques. Materials are provided and the cost is $25. Call the MAG AT 270-753-4059 or visit www.murrayartguild.org to register.

CCHS SBDM Council meets Wednesday

The Calloway County High School Site-Based Decision-Making Council will meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in the school library.

Freedom Fest Parade planned

The annual Freedom Fest Parade, hosted by FNB Bank, is accepting application. The pride will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4, beginning at 10th Street and continuing down Main Street to the Briggs & Stratton Parking Lot. Lineup begins at 8 a.m. Those wishing to participate may apply online at mkyfreedomfest.com. Participation is free and the deadline is Friday, June 28, with no applications accepted late. For questions, call the Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau at 270-759-2199.

TOPS meets Tuesdays 

Murray Chapter 616 of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will meet from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Hope Harbor Church at 2771 KY 94 East. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Vicky Lambert at 270-978-2121.

Celebrate Recovery will meet

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step Christ-centered recovery meeting program for anyone who struggles with hurts, habits or hang-ups. Meetings are held from 6:30-8 p.m. every Tuesday at Hope Harbor Church on KY 94 East. For more information, call 270-753-6695.

Veterans assistance offered at VFW Post

The service officer for VFW Post 6291, Charles ‘Chuck’ Fuller, will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays at the VFW Office in the Heritage Hall Building on the campus of Murray State University, to assist veterans and families in understanding veteran benefits. For more information, call 270-873-5384 and leave a message.

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