Great Rivers Sierra Club to meet

The Great Rivers Sierra Club will hold a Zoom meeting with Sarah Lynn Cunningham at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27. Cunningham is the executive director of the Louisville Climate Action Network. She will speak about “Solar Energy Solutions.” Those interested can find a link to register for the program at KY Sierra Club, Great Rivers Group.

Project Appleseed to hold rifle clinic

Project Appleseed is holding a rifle clinic Saturday, May 29, and Sunday, May 30, at the Henry County Gun Club near Puryear, Tennessee. Both highly experienced shooters and beginners will learn from the instruction and live fire at this event. It is a family-friendly event and women and children may attend. For more information, registration and preparation for the event, visit and selected “Events,” or call 270-293-1250.

CC Tea Party will meet May 24

The Calloway County Tea Party will meet Monday, May 24, at Pagliai’s. Richard Nelson of the Commonwealth Policy Center will speak via Zoom about the CPC’s work in support of conservative causes in Kentucky. Pizza is at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 6 p.m. The public is invited.

Help offered for VA claims

American Legion Post 73 of Murray will be available from 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays to help veterans with VA claims. No appointment is necessary and clients will be seen on a first come-first served basis. For more information, call the message board at 270-761-8728, leave a message and you will recieve a prompt reply.

MAG to offer spindle turning class

The MAG Community Art Center announces a class in spindle turning from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 5, with artist Wyatt Severs. Severs is a local woodworker and his teaching experience  extends beyond MAG classes to schools such as the Paducah School of Art & Design, Penland School of Crafts and Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. Students will review the basics of wood turning and then create from their own imaginations. Participants will be provided their own set of tools and materials. The workshop will be held outside, behind MAG, for beginners and intermediate teens and adults. The fee is $60. For more information or to register for the class visit or call 270-753-4059.

CC Board of Health to meet virtually

The Calloway County Board of Health will meet through a video teleconference at noon Tuesday, May 25. The agenda topics include opening, approval of prior board meeting minutes, FY 22 budget presentation, director’s report and program updates. All meetings are open to the public. The primary location of the video conference will be conducted by the staff of the Calloway County Health Department via Zoom. For a link to join the meeting, call Kim Paschall, interim Public Health director or Stephanie Hays, finance administrator, at 270-753-3361.

Seeking information from organizations

If there are any groups and organizations who are now meeting after suspending meetings last year due to COVID-19, please let me know and I will again publish your events in our Datebook. Until I hear from a group, I will not assume you are meeting. Contact me at 270-753-1916 or email

American Legion meets Thursday

American Legion Post 73 of Murray will meet Thursday, May 27, at the American Legion Veterans’ Hall at 310 Bee Creek Dr. Food and fellowship starts at 6:30 p.m. and the business meeting begins at 7 p.m. All veterans are invited to attend.

WKY Educational Cooperative will meet

The Board of Directors of the West Kentucky Educational Cooperative will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, at the Oasis Southwest Grill in Kuttawa.

Soup for the Soul serves weeknights

Soup for the Soul Community Kitchen serves free dinner each night Monday-Friday, from 4-6 p.m., at 411 Maple Street, downtown Murray. Donations are always accepted. For more information, call 270-759-0800.

Donations needed for cemetery upkeep

The Friendship Cemetery at 50 Kirk Ridge Road is in need of donations to help with the future care and upkeep of the cemetery. Mail donations to The Friendship Cemetery Fund, 58 Rippling Creek Drive, Murray, KY 42071. For more information, contact Brian Overbey, board treasurer, at 270-873-2558.