April in Paris Spring Gala approaches

The first April in Paris Spring Gala will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Wallis House, 616 Pleasant Street in Paris. The evening will include live and silent auctions. Tickets, $75, include dinner, beer, wine and champagne. Valet parking is complimentary and Miles Osland Little Big Band will perform. Proceeds will benefit Saint Mary School. Call Holly McMillin at (859) 987-0309.

Cauthen, McCarron

Kentucky Derby winning jockey Chris McCarron will join Affirmed's Triple Crown winning rider Steve Cauthen as guests at the fourth annual Hopewell Win, Place or Show Derby Party at McConnell's Auction House, 1833 South Main Street in Paris, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Hopewell Museum in Paris.

Tickets, $50, may be purchased by calling Nancy Smith Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (859) 987-7274 or Kathy Carter at (859) 987-2606 or (859) 321-2350.

Earth Week

Celebrate Earth Week at the Paris-Bourbon County Library, 701 High Street in Paris.

■ At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the library hosts a fossil-making workshop for kids. Call (859) 987-4419 to register.

■ A one-hour celebration at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, will include a 30-minute Earth Day Cartoon and nutritious snacks. No reservations are necessary, but parents need to sign a permission slip before dropping off children.

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Golf scramble

The Hutchison Station Volunteer Fire Department will host its third annual golf scramble at the Shady Brook Golf Course in Paris at 8 a.m. Saturday; registration starts at 7 a.m. The price is $40 per person or $160 for four-person teams. There will be prizes and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the fire department. Call (859) 489-5624 or (859) 987-1544.