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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

Savor wines grown and made by Glisson Vineyards in the new downtown tasting room. Available for tastings and by the bottle or glass.
Paducah Improv Comedy Show
Dates: Starting Jul 18, 2013
Recurring monthly on the 18th
Times: 7 & 9 PM
Venue: Market House Theatre Black Box

Paducah's improv comedy troupe performs short and long-form improvisation. Improv Studio Series is held on the last Saturday of each month.
Intermediate Stained Glass, 5 week class
Dates: Mar 23-Apr 20, 2015
Recurring weekly on Monday
Times: 6:30-9 PM
Venue: Ephemera Paducah

Gaye's Introductory Stained Glass class is a pre-requisite to this Copper Foil class. Now that you've had a go with leaded stained glass, learn the copper foil method. Each student will complete a project, such as a sun catcher or 8 x 10 panel. Pattern books will be available in the shop prior to the first class and Gaye is available to consult with you on your project. As it is soldering-intensive, each student will need to have his/her own soldering iron for use during class. Class price includes tools and materials you will need, including your own copper foiler and foil. Once registered, each student will choose his/her glass prior to class via email instructions. Because of the time needed to insure delivery of workshop materials, registrations will close on Monday, March 16th.
Annual Dogwood Trail Celebration
Dates: Apr 1-30, 2015
Recurring daily
Times: Beautiful by day and glorious by night. The Dogwood Trail Celebration depends on the blooming of the dogwoods. Stay tuned for map and details.
Venue: Paducah's historic and beautiful residential neighborhoods

Enjoy the spectacular beauty of Western Kentucky in the springtime with this self-guided driving tour through Historic Downtown, LowerTown, and other residential neighborhoods.  Tour is 12 miles and showcases Dogwood, Japanese Maple, Red Bud, and Weeping Cherry trees, as well as other blooming and flower gardens.

Stay tuned to the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau Facebook Page and follow our tweets (@PaducahCVB) for word that the dogwood are in bloom.


John's Pass Carriage Service offers Dogwood Trail carriage ride tours by reservation. Call 618.458.7095 to make a reservation.

Daytime Mixed Media Club
Dates: Apr 1, 2015
Times: 2-4:30 PM
Venue: Ephemera Paducah

Wow! We've had such great response to our new series that we've started a Daytime Mixed Media Club. We'll be doing the same fun techniques as the evening group. The daytime group will meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month. In this technique-driven club, we'll get together on the first Wednesday afternoon of each month to explore tools, techniques, products, new trends, and old friends. The goal is to have fun and learn from each other. Each Club Day will be part learning and part Open Studio. We'll catch up, have Show and Tell, learn something new, then hone the skills using the Ephemera Paducah Stash and Studio tools. We're starting fresh this month using Joanne Sharpe's book The Art of Whimsical Lettering as our guide. We'll spend January-April working on our personal fonts and learning about lettering. We'll have copies for purchase in the shop! During Mixed Media Club, all Ephemera Paducah store merchandise (excluding commissions) is 25% for participants! Time to spring for some cool ephemera or an array of Golden Paints? Because this has become such a popular class, please register on-line to secure your spot in class.

Garrison Keillor at The Carson Center
Dates: Apr 2, 2015
Times: 7:15 PM
Venue: Carson Center (Performing Arts Center)

Garrison Keillor was born in 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota, and began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1966. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and on July 6, 1974, he hosted the first broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion in St. Paul. The show ended in 1987, resumed in 1989 in New York as The American Radio Company, returned to Minnesota, and in 1993 resumed the name A Prairie Home Companion. Over 17 million listeners on more than 900 public radio stations now hear the show each week.

Keillor’s most recent role included playing himself in the movie adaptation of his show, A Prairie Home Companion (June 2006). It features Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin as the singing Johnson sisters, Lindsay Lohan as Streep's daughter, Woody Harrelson and John C. Reilly as singing cowboys Lefty and Dusty, and Tommy Lee Jones as the Axeman, who is dispatched by the radio station's new corporate owners in Texas to shut down the show.

He is also the author of many books, including Lake Wobegon Days (1985); The Book of Guys (1993); The Old Man Who Loved Cheese (1996); Wobegon Boy (1997); Me: By Jimmy "Big Boy" Valente As Told to Garrison Keillor (1999); Love Me (2003); Homegrown Democrat (2004); Pontoon (2007); Liberty: A Lake Wobegon Novel (2008); and Life Among the Lutherans (2009). In 2013, Keillor released his first book of poetry called O, What a Luxury: Versus Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound. This volume is written with his characteristic combination of humor and insight on love, modernity, nostalgia, politics, religion, and other facets of daily life.

Keillor has received numerous awards, including a Grammy Award for his recording of Lake Wobegon Days. He has also received two Cable ACE Awards and a George Foster Peabody Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and recently was presented with a National Humanities Medal by the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1994, he was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame at Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communications.

With Philip Brunelle, he has performed with many orchestras, including the Chicago, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Dallas, and National symphonies. He has appeared at Wolf Trap, Carnegie Hall, and other major concert halls as a member of The Hopeful Gospel Quartet, and he has performed on his own in one-man shows across the country and on tour broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion.

Paducah International Raceway OPENING NIGHT
Dates: Apr 3, 2015
Venue: Paducah International Raceway

Easter Extravaganza. Easter Bunny Special Appearance. Plus Kids Easter Egg Hunt. (Modified Crate Late Model, B-Mod, Street Stock, 4 Cyl, Junior Mini Sprint)
Acrylic Painting Workshop - Flower 1 at Make Paducah
Dates: Apr 5, 2015
Times: 6-8 PM
Venue: MAKE

Learn basic concepts about moving acrylic paints on canvas. Explore loose strokes, layering, mixed media and brush technique.

Skill level is for all. this is a building class that we will use some techniques that can be employed in other workshops.
Canvas is good sized to push you to develop freedom with your brush.

Music @ MAC presents JD McPherson
Dates: Apr 10, 2015
Times: 8 PM
Venue: Maiden Alley Cinema & Gallery

As a visual artist, Broken Arrow, Okla., native JD McPherson is well versed in the process of working within clearly defined formal parameters, and he employs a similarly rigorous discipline with his music. On Signs & Signifiers (Rounder, April 17), McPherson’s seductively kickass debut album, produced by JD’s musical partner, Jimmy Sutton, this renaissance man/hepcat seamlessly meshes the old and the new, the primal and the sophisticated, on a work that will satisfy traditional American rock ’n’ roll and R&B purists while also exhibiting McPherson’s rarefied gift for mixing and matching disparate stylistic shapes and textures.

Music @ MAC is a series of live music of many genres featured in a truly unique atmosphere. Maiden Alley Cinema is so proud to offer a venue to local and international musicians alike.

Music @ MAC presents THE HOOTEN HALLERS with Amy LeVere
Dates: Apr 10, 2015
Times: 8 PM
Venue: Maiden Alley Cinema & Gallery

The Hooten Hallers are a blues, soul, and rock n' roll band from Columbia, MO. They are: John Randall (Guitar/Vocals), Andy Rehm (Drums/Vocals) and Kellie Everett (Bass & Baritone Saxophones). Known for their raucous live shows and influenced heavily by the canon of American roots music, this hard touring band does everything in their power to bring that music to you. They have produced a number of self-releases since forming in 2007, but most recently released Greetings from Welp City(2012) and Chillicothe Fireball(2014) on Big Muddy Records. With another release brewing for 2015, The Hooten Hallers have every intention of driving 'til the wheels fall off.

MORE INFORMATION: http://www.thehootenhallers.com/index.html

Music @ MAC is a series of live music of many genres featured in a truly unique atmosphere. Maiden Alley Cinema is so proud to offer a venue to local and international musicians alike.

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