He was best known as Superman, and a Hollywood 'hearthrob' until tragically being thrown from a horse in 1995. Christopher Reeve (1952-2004) spent his final years lobbying for spinal cord injury and stem cell research. In a way, he never stopped being Superman.
It’s Tuesday, September 25
Participants in the Eagles Photography Show are honored tonight at a reception in the Graves County Schools’ Performing Arts Center Gallery. The community is invited to view the photographs. The reception begins at 6. The Performing Arts Center is next to Graves County High School.
It's a steampunk fan's dream flight... the first steam-powered airship took flight on this day 160 years ago. French designer Henri Giffard ascended the Hippodrome in Paris and landed in Trappes 17 miles away. This is how I wish I traveled to work this morning.
It’s Monday, September 24
The City of Paducah offers a Fall Break Camp for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. The camp is at Noble Park, October 1st through the 5th from 8:30 to 4:30. Activities include sports, arts and crafts, games, and field trips. The cost is $75 per child. Register by calling 444-8508 or by visiting paducahky.gov.
Happy 100 Chuck Jones (1912-2002), animator and director of Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! If you've seen anything starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Road Runner, Sylvester, and Pepé Le Pew, you've seen his work. And if not... well then, we can't be friends.
It’s Friday, September 21
Murray celebrates its “Playful City USA” designation tomorrow with a Celebration of Play Day from 10 to 2 at Central Park. Children of all ages can enjoy supervised and independent play, ranging from geocaching to Lego builds to disc golf. Admission is free.
Happy 64th birthday to George R.R. Martin, best known for his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, aka Game of Thrones. Last year, TIME Magazine listed Martin as one of the most influential people in the world. On reading, he's said, “A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
It’s Thursday, September 20
Market House Theatre offers two final performances of “9 to 5: The Musical,” tomorrow and Saturday evenings at 7:30. Set in 1979, the comedy stars an unlikely trio of women trying to break through the glass ceiling in the white-collar professional world. Make reservations by calling the box office at 444-6828.