Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Local Happenings [Corrected 03/25/14]

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Local Happenings [Corrected 03/25/14]

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Back 2 Our Roots Gospel show Saturday

Evansville native Marcellus Barnes will be a featured performer at Saturday's Back 2 Our Roots Gospel concert and banquet.

Tickets for the 6 p.m. event are available at Barnes House of Fame, 954 Washington Ave., or by calling 812-604-2313 or 812-422- 3572.

The concert and banquet at Greater St. James Community Recreation & Education Center, 484 S. Governor St., will feature Ronnetha Darrett as the speaker and music by the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Male Chorus under direction of Barnes, the minister of music at the Chattanooga, Tenn., church; Men of Zion and Liberty Male Chorus.

Barnes is a Bosse High School graduate and began playing piano, singing and directing the church choir at age 12. By 19, he had moved to Fort Wayne to study music education at Indiana University's campus there and later became the minister of music of the Greater Progressive Baptist Church. Barnes is the founder and ministry leader of Voices of Triumph and the Founder/CEO of Sounds of Unity Choir.


Sustainability seminar planned at Wesselman

Wesselman Nature Society will offer two beginning seminars on March 29 that will teach basics of how to provide food, water, shelter and sustainability and turn a backyard setting into a wildlife-friendly habitat.

An adult seminar, costing $15 per person ($10 for Nature Society members) is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon. It will provide a detailed look at the process of creating a Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat.

A family workshop, costing $25 for a family of up to four people, with an $5 charge for each added person, is planned for 1 to 4 p.m. For adults and children to attend together, it will provide a basic overview and several hands-on projects including how to make a bird feeder, bird bath and bird house.

Both seminars are at the Wesselman Woods Nature Center.

Because of space limitations, preregistration is required by Saturday. To register or for more information, contact Gena Garrett at 812-479-0771, extension 102 or by email at


Battle of Paducah commemoration is set

The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Paducah, March 25, 1864, will be commemorated this week at the Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum and McCracken County Library in Paducah as part of the Civil War Sesquicentennial.

The Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in honor of the battle. The museum is housed in an 1852 Greek Revival home that was once the residence of Gen. Lloyd Tilghman and now is owned by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Exhibits highlight Western Kentucky's pivotal role in the War Between the States.

On Tuesday, Bill Baxter, director of the museum, will present "Battle of Paducah Interpretation & Discussion" 6 to 8 p. …

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