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Glisson Vineyards & Winery Tastings
Dates: Starting Feb 16, 2012
Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Times: Noon-7 PM
Venue: Glisson Vineyards & Winery
270-495-9463
website

Savor wines grown and made by Glisson Vineyards in the new downtown tasting room. Available for tastings and by the bottle or glass.
Henry and Ramona at Market House Theatre
Dates: Feb 27-Mar 1, 2015
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Market House Theatre
270-444-6828
website

FEBRUARY 26- MARCH 1,  2015
Welcome to Klickitat Street, home of Henry Huggins, his faithful dog Ribsy, Ramona the Pest and her long-suffering sister Beezus. Henry has one mission in life – to get a paper route – even though he’s told he’s too young. Newberry award-winning author Beverly Cleary’s irrepressible hero saves the day in this adaptation of one of the best-loved children’s book series of all time.  Henry and Ramona, by Cynthia J. McGean, will delight audiences of all ages!


Casting Crowns Concert at The Carson Center
Dates: Feb 28, 2015
Times: 7 PM
Venue: Carson Center
website

Multi-platinum selling group Casting Crowns has experienced a ladmark year withh three GRAMMY nominations, a RIAA 2x multi-platinum certification, multiple RIAA Gold certifications, and more. Since forming more than a decade ago, Casting Crowns' message of hope has resonated with people around the globe, with total album sales surpassing 8 million. Moving into an exciting new season in 2014, the band reveals its seventh studio record, THRIVE, released on January 28, 2014, with Mark Hall's newsest book "Thrive - Digging Deep, Reaching Out" released in February 2014.
Timothy Corts & Friends at Clemens Fine Art Center
Dates: Feb 28, 2015
Times: 7:30 PM
Venue: Clemens Fine Art Center
270-534-3212
website

An evening with Timothy Corts and friends offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a diverse array of original material written, arranged and produced by Corts. A select group of some of the finest players/performers in the region will join him for an extraordinary collection of acoustic and electric work.  

The Backstage Pass Series includes four performances by regional musicians and songwriters in a coffeehouse setting.

 


Wine & Chocolate Festival
Dates: Feb 28, 2015
Times: 1-5 PM
Venue: Julian M. Carroll Convention Center
270-443-0031
website

3rd Annual Wine & Chocolate Festival features premium, delicious, chocolate inspired dessert sampling, premium wine sampling, live entertainment, silent auction, boutique vendors and a kid zone. This event brings together the best local restaurants, caterers, bakers, wineries and spirit shops to showcase desserts and wine.

All proceeds go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to help fight childhood cancer.

VIP Experience available.


School Block Challenge
Dates: Jan 9-Mar 10, 2015
Recurring daily
Times: The National Quilt Museum is open to the public year-round: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (central time) Between March 1 - November 30, the museum is also open Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.
Venue: The National Quilt Museum
270-442-8856
website

The School Block Challenge is our annual national youth contest. Participants from Kindergarten through 12th grade are challenged to create a quilt block that incorporates three predetermined fabrics. This is the 24th annual School Block Challenge.
Jimmy Nichols Solo Exhibition at Yeiser Art Center
Dates: Feb 14-Mar 28, 2015
Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Times: Tues.-Sat. 10 AM-5 PM
Venue: Yeiser Art Center
270-442-2453
website

Jimmy Nichols will exhibit 12 new pieces of his clay botanical artwork of various sizes alongside borrowed work from several collectors.

Nichols fashions realistic blossoms are fashioned by hand from Kentucky/Tennessee clay. Daffodils, Foxgloves, Hollyhocks, Irises and many more varieties are always in full bloom. A single flower can contain as many as 450 individual pieces. All components, from the pot to the delicate petals, are handmade, hand-painted, glazed and kiln fired. The naturalistic flowers feature intricate details such as a tiny hole eaten by an imaginary bug or a sun-kissed leaf. The finished product is a beautiful and natural bouquet that lasts forever. Each piece is truly on-of-a-kind!

The mission of Yeiser Art Center is to further the development and appreciation of the visual arts within the Paducah community and throughout the region providing educational opportunities and activities that help nurture the creative spirit.


Into the Wild: Quilted Creatures at the National Quilt Museum
Dates: Feb 26-Apr 7, 2015
Recurring daily
Times: Mon.-Sat., 10 AM-5 PM; Also, Mar.-Nov., Sun. 1-5 PM.
Venue: The National Quilt Museum
270-442-8856
website

Exhibit features quilts with animals of all kinds.


Civil War Sesquicentennial Events
Dates: Apr 1, 2011-Dec 31, 2015
Recurring daily
Venue: Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum

Paducah’s rivers and rails played a pivotal role in the War Between the States. Its proximity to four major rivers and northern railroad connections made it a desired territory. The 1864 Battle of Paducah will be commemorated later in the sesquicentennial anniversary. Until then, explore the city’s role in the Civil War as represented through museum exhibits, walking tours, architecture, quiltmaking and special programs.


Civil War Walking Tour

Using the map drawn by hand in 1861 by a Federal Captain of occupying troops in Paducah, follow the path of historical markers to discover the city’s important role during the Civil War. Walking tour brochure available at the Paducah Visitors Bureau.

 

Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum

1852 Greek Revival home owned by Sons of Confederate Veterans was once the residence of Gen. Lloyd Tilghman, CSA. Exhibits highlight Paducah and Western Kentucky’s role in the War Between the States.

 

PADUCAH “Wall to Wall” Murals

Visit Paducah’s thriving riverfront and take a self-guided tour of Portraits from Paducah’s Past depicting Paducah’s rich history in more than 50 life-sized panoramic murals by renowned artist Robert Dafford & the Dafford Murals Team.

 

Whitehaven Welcome Center

Restored 1860s Southern mansion is one of the finest Classical Revival residential structures in Kentucky and is the only historic home serving as an interstate welcome center.

 

River Discovery Center

A “Save America’s Treasures” project, housed in Downtown’s oldest standing structure, celebrates Paducah’s maritime legacy and lore. Interactive exhibits tell the story of the four rivers region.

 

Paducah Railroad Museum

A project of the Paducah Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society showcases equipment and memorabilia from the romantic past of America’s railroads. Groups are encouraged to call for tours.

 

National Quilt Museum

Special thematic exhibitions are planned to commemorate the anniversary. Details to be announced.

 

Hancock’s of Paducah

Hancock’s of Paducah offers Civil War tribute quilt patterns and fabrics.

 

The William Clark Market House Museum

4,000 square feet of rotating exhibits and artifacts from Paducah’s past are staged within the meticulously reconstructed elaborate gingerbread woodwork of an 1876 drugstore.


Purple Toad Winery Wine Tastings
Dates: Starting Aug 19, 2011
Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Times: Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 AM-6:30 PM, Fri. & Sat., 10:30 AM-8 PM
Venue: Purple Toad Winery
270-554-0010
website

Walk through the vineyard of Kentucky grapes and enjoy wine and cheese in the tasting room.
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