Michelangelo's 5,000 square feet of elaborate frescoes depicting biblical scenes were seen by the public for the first time on this day in 1512. Johann Wolfgang Goethe said, "Without having seen the Sistine Chapel one can form no appreciable idea of what one man is capable of achieving."
It’s Thursday, November 1
The Murray State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble gives its annual President’s Concert tonight at 7:30 in Lovett Auditorium. Dr. Jonathan Whitaker of the University of Alabama is the guest soloist on trombone. The concert is free and open to the public.
Halloween was first used in the 16th century as a Scottish variant of All Hallow's Even. It began as linked to the Celtic festival Samhain, marking preparations for winter. The souls of the dead were said to revisit their homes on Samhain, feasting at the table with the living... Mwahahaha!
It’s Wednesday, October 31
KeeFORCE collects used computer equipment for orphanages and schools in Third World countries. Desktop, laptop, and notebook units are accepted at the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce on Friday from 7:30 to 3. For more information, call David Morse at (270) 366-0551.
Bob Ross would be 70 today! Best known as an the host of The Joy of Painting on PBS, he introduced millions to painting by breaking down the process of oil painting in to simple steps, often transforming "happy little accidents" into trees and bushes. How about sending some happy little clouds to the northeast? Have you seen our hurricane tracker?
It’s Monday, October 29
The Yeiser Art Center invites its members to submit artwork for the upcoming Members’ Show. Enter one piece for $15, or two pieces for $25. Non-members are invited to join now for inclusion in the exhibit. Saturday is the submission deadline. For details, visit theyeiser.org and click on Call for Entries.
The controversial Patriot Act was signed into law by President George W. Bush on this day in 2001. A response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, the act reduced restrictions in the gathering of intelligence, expanded Sec. of Treasury's authority over transactions, and broadened discretion over deportation. In 2011, President Barack Obama used an auto-pen to extend some key provisions.
It’s Friday, October 26
Make A Difference Day is tomorrow from 9 to 1 at the Murray State University Roy Stewart Stadium parking lot. Recyclables to be collected include paper, cardboard, eyeglasses, aluminum cans, cell phones, ink jet cartridges, plastics, tin cans, glass, used motor oil, batteries, and books. For more information, call 759-9592.
Happy 100th birthday to country comedienne Minnie Pearl, who appeared at the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years, and on Hee Haw for 22 years! Thanks for decades of laughs from Nashville and for contributing so much to breast cancer awareness. Howww-DEEEEE!
It’s Thursday, October 25
There’s a Zombies vs. Superheroes 3-mile walk and fun run Saturday morning at Kentucky Dam Village State Park. Prizes are awarded for scariest, most creative, cutest, and all-around best costumes. Registration starts at 10 at the Kentucky Dam Village Beach Parking Lot, and the run/walk starts at 11. Proceeds support CASA of Calloway and Marshall Counties.