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Today's Features

  • A St. Jude Children's Research Hospital benefit poker run is set for Saturday, April 19 at Green River Plaza behind Burger King.

    The event is sponsored by the Bridge to Faith Motorcycle Club.

    By participating in the event, participants will help raise funds for children in the world who are stricken with diseases like cancer, AIDS and sickle cell anemia. Funds raised will help St. Jude in its ongoing fight against childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases.

    Registration will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The entry fee is $10.

  • "Just a Breeze to a Hurricane," an original contemporary musical production written by Campbellsville University senior composition major Matthew Hodge of Taylorsville, will be performed at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 19 and at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 20 in The Gheens Recital Hall.

    "I'm going to college now!" opens the show and sets the stage for the production that follows the lives of a close-knit group of friends as they journey through college.

  • The Mid-Kentucky Chorus spring concert will feature the multi-faceted sounds of the chorus and will serve as one of the opening events celebrating the Lincoln Bicentennial.

    Started as the Community Chorus at St. Catharine, at least seven counties are represented with the majority coming from Marion, Washington and Nelson counties.

  • The Campbellsville University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Director of Bands Dr. David M. McCullough, will present its spring concert on Tuesday, April 22 at 8 p.m. in the University's Ransdell Chapel.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    "The program will feature some of the greatest works of the wind band repertoire and should offer an exciting concert experience for audience and performers alike," McCullough said.

  • Campbellsville University is hosting the third annual Upper Green River Aquatic Fauna Symposium on Friday, April 18 at 1 p.m. in the Banquet Hall of the Student Union Building.

    Dr. Richie Kessler, associate professor of biology/environmental studies program coordinator, said the symposium is free and open to the public, especially for visiting researchers, faculty and students.

    The symposium schedule follows:

    - 1 to 1:10 p.m. - welcome and introduction.

  • The Taylor County Public Library will host an Earth Day celebration on Tuesday, April 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

    Stories, crafts and refreshments will be available.

    The library is now open until 8 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday.

    For more information, call Bonnie Webster at 465-2562.

  • Two upcoming events at Lindsey Wilson College will offer area residents an opportunity to enjoy compositions by musical pioneers and then learn about a medical pioneer from Kentucky.

    The Green River Trio will perform pieces by Joseph Haydn and Johannes Brahms on Sunday, April 20. Then on Tuesday, April 22, a living history event about medical pioneer Dr. Ephraim McDowell will be performed.

    Both events - which are part of the Lindsey Wilson Cultural Affairs Series - are free and open to the public.

  • Taylor County Ministerial Association will host a National Day of Prayer breakfast on Thursday, May 1.

    The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. in Campbellsville University's Winters Dining Hall.

    Everyone is invited to join other community members in a time of fellowship and prayer.

    RSVP is requested, no later than April 25, to the Rev. Bill Henderson, pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, at billhend@isp.com.

  • Soule's Chapel United Methodist Church will host its 50th homecoming on Sunday, April 20.

    The Rev. Roger McKinney, pastor, will deliver the message while "Living by Faith" will provide special music.

    Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m. A potluck meal is at 1 p.m. followed by worship and praise at 2 p.m.

    For more information, call 465-2196.

  • Have you heard the parable of the Happy Meal? Author John Ortberg tells it in his book, "Love Beyond Reason."

    Briefly, a little girl discovers the incredible bliss of Happy Meals and begs her parents to buy her one.

    She knew it was more than just "fries, McNuggets and a dinosaur stamp," but happiness itself and she didn't think she could live without it. She was convinced she had a little "McVacuum at the core of her soul" and her heart "would not find rest until it found rest in a Happy Meal."