This Week’s Buzz Report

Through Friday, May 29
Pink Ribbon Jewelry on sale for Relay for Life
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Mon.-Sat.)
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Come and purchase Pink Ribbon earrings and charm necklaces while supplies last or until May 29th. Necklaces are $15 and Earrings are $10. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life. Visit Facebook page for photos of the jewelry. For information, contact Amanda Quint at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or library@cityofmetropolis.com.

Through Thursday, May 30
Relay for Life Drawing for Bremer Quilt Painting
Zion United Church of Christ (UCC) Heroes of Hope ACS Relay for Life team is offering a chance to win a Joseph’s Coat barn quilt painting by Diane “Pete” Bremer. Tickets available from any Zion UCC Relay team member. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Drawing will take place at the Relay on May 30th at Massac County High School. For information, call 618-524-2775 or 618-524-7647.

Through Saturday, May 30
St. Louis Baseball Get-Away Raffle
St. Louis Cardinals vs Kansas City Royals
Game on Saturday, June 13 at 3:10 p.m.
Get-Away includes 4 box seat tickets, $300 spending money and lodging at the Hyatt Regency.  Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. All proceeds go to Massac County Relay for life. Sponsored by City National Bank.


THURSDAY, MAY 28

Every Thursday
The Lord’s Food Pantry
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Weaver Creek Baptist Church, 2748 North Ave., Metropolis
The church opens its food pantry on Thursdays in the fellowship hall at the back of the church. Anyone in need of food is encouraged to stop by.

Every Thursday
Aerobics
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Janet Foster, instructor. No charge. 618-524-1696.

Every Thursday
Metropolis Rotary Club
12:10 p.m. – 1 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Club meets weekly to discuss service projects.  Website

Thursday, May 28
Human Rights Authority Meeting
5 p.m.
Shawnee College Metro Center, 5385 Industrial Park Rd., Metropolis
The Egyptian Regional Human Rights Authority of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission will review and discuss complaints concerning allegations that rights of persons with disabilities are being violated at private and public facilities that provide mental healthy or developmental disabilities services. All complainants’ names are kept confidential. For information, call 618-833-4897.

Thursday, May 28, and Saturday, June 6
Youth Football Association Sign-Ups
Thur.  5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat.  8 a.m. – noon
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Massac County Youth Association will be taking sign-ups for those going into 5th-8th grades. Fee is $70 for first child and $50 for each additional child in the immediate family. Some cost assistance is available. For information, call Wilbur Lindsey at 618-638-0983 or Blaine Funkhouser at 618-921-1018.

Every Thursday
Line Dancing
6 p.m. Beginners class
7 p.m. Intermediate and couples class
American Legion Hall, 423 Legion Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Night Moves Dance Club offers line dance lessons every Thursday. For information call 270-442-3186 or 270-554-1486. $4 admission charge. Website

Last Thursday
Save the Massac
6 p.m.
Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, 516 Market St., Metropolis
Anyone interested in joining the effort to save the Massac Theater is welcome to attend.  Group is planning fundraisers and other activities to restore the historic theater.  Facebook

Thursday, May 28
Riverfront Concert Series
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wilson Stage, foot of Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
Come and listen to members of our talented local community paired with artists whose events being sold out across the country. So, grab dinner, lawn chairs, and blankets and head down to the waterfront on a Thursday evening. Local artist: Wheel House Rousters; National artist: Harpeth Rising.  Event Post

Every Thursday
DivorceCare
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
This free support group focuses on help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. All are welcome. For more information contact Shawn Casperson at 618-524-1062. Website

Some Thursdays
Mental Illness Support Group
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location given when you register
Participants will be taught communication skills, problem-solving and ways to set limits as well as self-care. Teachers are volunteers who know what it’s like to have a relative who struggles with mental illness. For information or to register, contact Judy Kruger at 618-524-5628, 618-524-3872, or judykruger@namimetropolis.net. Sponsored by NAMI Metropolis, The National Alliance on Mental Health. Registration is a must, no walk-ins, no exceptions.

FRIDAY, MAY 29

Friday-Saturday, May 29-30
38th Annual Riverfront Rod Run
9 a.m.
Historic Downtown, Paducah, Ky.
The annual event features unique and colorful displays of American-made, hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks through 1972. Hosted by River Tin Street Rods. For information, call 270-564-5144 or visit website.

Friday, May 29
Happy Hearts Senior Center Open House
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Happy Hearts Senior Center, 701 Market St., Metropolis
May is older American month.  The theme is “Get Into The Act”.  There will be various exhibits from partner community programs to inform you of available programs and offerings for the senior population.  The invitation is extended to the community to become aware of what services are out there to help seniors and caregivers. Refreshments will be served and door prizes being drawn. Free event. For information, contact Cynthia Conder at 618-524-9755.

Friday, May 29
Safe Sitter Class
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2601 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Safe Sitter is a medically-accurate babysitting course that teaches young teens life and safety skills. The one-day class is taught by Certified Safe Sitter instructors. Class is available for boys and girls, ages 11-14. The $30 fee includes lunch and supplies. Class size is limited, so pre-registration is required. To register, phone 270-575-8444 or e-mail rhonda.brooks@bhsi.com.

Every Friday
Story Time at the Library
11 a.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
This program is intended for ages 4-6. Parents or guardians are encouraged to attend. For information, contact Amanda Walker at 618-524-4312.  Website

Every Friday
Paducah International Raceway Racing
5 p.m. Grandstand, 7:30 Racing
4445 Shemwell Lane, Paducah, Ky.
Late-model stock and sprint-car racing Friday nights April through October 9. Website

Every Friday through Summer (starting May 22, 2015)
Fridays @ 5
5 p.m. – Sunset
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Have a drink at the cash bar and listen to live music on the Williams Family Terrace overlooking the river before going off to dinner or other Friday night festivity. This is free to the public and will go until the sun sets. Rain cancels the event. Tonight music will be provided by Solid Rock’it Boosters Basic.  Facebook Event.  Event Post

Every Friday
Paducah Writers Group
8 p.m
Etcetera Coffeehouse, 320 N. 6th St., Paducah, Ky.
Poets and storytellers from the area gather to share their words.  Step up to the mic yourself, or just sit and listen. Free.

Every Friday-Saturday
Live Music at Harrah’s
9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Local band will perform in Signature Bar in casino.

SATURDAY, MAY 30

Saturday, May 30
Boy Scout Paper Drive
Bundled newspapers can be placed curbside for pickup in Metropolis by 9 a.m. Magazines will not be collected.  The route will also include Fairmount, Airport Road to Country Club Road and North Avenue to Round Knob Store.  Joppa residents may leave papers at Joppa City Hall Friday before 2 p.m.  Individuals may also drop off newspapers at the Boy Scout Trailer at the parking lot between Dorothy Miller Park and Baymont Inn at any time. (Rescheduled due to graduations)

Saturday, May 30
Relay for Life – Heroes of Hope
Noon – 10 p.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an event that brings the community together in the fight against cancer to celebrate the lives of those who have cancer, remember those lost to the disease, and fight back against a disease that takes too much. The family-friendly event is open to everyone. The event ends with the luminary ceremony. For information, visit website or Facebook, or call 618-998-9258. Schedule on Event Post.

Saturday, May 30
Mrs. Betty’s Almost Famous Spaghetti Dinner
4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
First Church of God, 1105 Girard St., Metropolis
Menu includes spaghetti, salad, rolls and dessert. Carry-outs will be available. All donations will be accepted. Everyone is invited to attend.

Every Saturday Night, through Aug. 8
Music in the  Gazebo: Smashin Summer Saturday Nights
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Downtown Gazebo – 2nd & Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
The summer nights will be filled with a variety of tunes. This weekend features Captain Freddy & the Rivercats. Bring your lawn chair and come enjoy the tunes. For information, call Melinda Winchester at 270-444-8690 or mwinchester@paducahky.gov.  Tonight is Jack Martin & Good Company. See music schedule on Event Post  (No events on June 6, July 4, and Aug. 1)

Last Saturday
Paducah Improv Comedy
7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Markethouse Blackbox Theater, 120 Market House Sq., Paducah, Ky.
Paducah’s improv comedy troupe performs short and long-form improvisation. Improv Studio Series is held on the last Saturday of each month. Tickets are $5 at the door. Facebook

SUNDAY, MAY 31

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Every Sunday, through June 14
Journey Off the Map VBS
9:30 a.m. – noon
Seven Mile Baptist Church, 2513 IL 145 Rd., Metropolis
Vacation Bible School will meet for 5 consecutive Sundays starting May 17th. Transportation will be provided. For information, call Pastor Marvin at 618-638-6501 or Jill Ballard at 618-638-6500.

Every Sunday
Celebrate Recovery
1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Christ-centered 12-step program for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups. Program is also offered at The Center at Heartland Worship.

Fourth Sunday
Kids Kingdom “God’s Creation”
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Kids Kingdom is an opportunity for children ages Pre-K to 4th grade to learn more about the Bible, in a fun innovative way. There will be singing, games, crafting, listening to Bible Heroes tell their story, and eating fun foods that tell us about the Bible. Each month features a different Bible hero. This month the Bible Hero is David and Goliath. Bring a sibling or friend. Meeting is held on the basement level. Free.

Last Sunday
Sunday Super Supper
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St., Metropolis
A free hot meal will be served for the working poor, homeless and needy in Massac County. A bag of groceries for each family unit will also be available to take home. This supper will be provided most months on the last Sunday of each month. In case of a holiday, call church at 618-524-9345 to confirm date. For more information, contact Joann at 618-524-9325.

Every Evening, Sunday, May 31 through Friday, June 5
Faith Lutheran VBS
6 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church, 3464 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Theme for the vacation Bible school is Camp Discovery and will feature crafts, games, snacks, skits and puppets. VBS is for ages pre-school through adult. For information, call 618-645-2618 or 618-524-4243.

MONDAY, JUNE 1

First Monday
AlliedSignal/Honeywell Retirees
7:30 a.m.
Waffle Hut located off I-24, Exit 3, on Old Cairo Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Retirees meet monthly for breakfast.

First Monday
Massac Quilters
9 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Workshops or demonstrations are held monthly. Anyone interested in quilting is invited to attend. For more information, call 618-524-7074.

Monday, June 1: Camp registration deadline
Wednesday, June 17 – Friday, June 19
Girl Scout Day Camp

9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Fort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Troops will get together and work on patches, crafts, take hikes, learn to build fires, cook their own food, and visit the museum.  Cost for Scouts is $5. Girls who are not registered  Scouts should add $15 to camp fee, which covers membership dues. Scout registration and Day Camp information can be found online. To register for Day Camp, contact Jennifer Larrison at 618-638-2582.

Every Monday
Take Off Pounds Sensibly
10 a.m.
Joppa Baptist Church, 215 Pearl St., Joppa, Il.
This chapter meets every Monday. Weigh-ins are from 10-10:30 a.m. followed by a brief meeting. For information, call 618-543-9282 or 618-638-4102.

Every Monday
Strong for Life
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Happy Hearts Senior Center, 701 Market St., Metropolis
This free exercise class is open to anyone over 60 years of age.  Exercises use elastic bands to strengthen legs and arms and to increase balance and stamina. Most exercises are done sitting down so if you can sit you can exercise. For more information, contact Cynthia Conder at 618-524-9755.

Monday, June 1
Arthritis Support Group
Noon – 1 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for people living with arthritis. Group meets in the Baptist Heart Center conference room. Phone 270-575-2721 for more information.

Every Monday, June 1 – July 6
Live Well, Be Well with Diabetes
1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Misty Meadows, 2550 Devers Rd., Metropolis
This 6-week free class is for anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes or anyone who is a caregiver for someone with diabetes. Learn how to deal with symptoms, prevent complications, communicate with others, manage medications and make healthy choices. Class size is limited. To register, call Nicole Lence at 618-658-5011. Sponsored in part by Southern 7 Health Department. See Event Post.

Monday, June 1
Stroke Support Group
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for stroke survivors and their caregivers, family and friends. Light refreshments are served. Group meets in the Baptist Heart Center conference room. Phone Mary Legge at 270-575-2880 to register.

Every Monday
Take Off Pounds Sensibly
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
This chapter meets every Monday. Weigh-ins are from 4:30-5 p.m. and followed by the meeting from 5-5:30 p.m.

First Monday
Gluten Informational Meeting
Chiropractic Works, 723 Market St., Metropolis
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Informational meeting on gluten and gluten free foods, hosted by Brandi Robinson. Meetings are held the 1st Monday of each month. For more information call 618-524-8300.  Website

Mondays, June 1 and 8, or Saturday, June 6
Prepared Childbirth Classes
Mon. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat.  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class designed to help expectant parents in their second or third trimester learn about the labor and delivery process. Class meets in Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

Every Monday
Constitution Party
6 p.m.
United Country Real Estate, 109 W. 5th St., Metropolis
The party meets every Monday. Everyone is invited. For information, call 618-524-9516.

First Monday (not in Summer)
Massac County Republican Women
6 p.m.
Pizza Hut, 2047 E 5th St., Metropolis
Come and meet conservative women who are interested in supporting like-minded candidates at all levels of government. The group meets the first Monday of every month (until summer).  There is no charge.  For more information, call Delores Giltner at 618-564-3304.

Every Monday
Ohio River Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol
6 p.m.
SCC Metro Center, 5385 Industrial Park Rd., Metropolis
The squadron specializes in the cadet program and studies radio-controlled aircraft, model rockets and basic astronomy.  Teenagers, ages 12-18, and adults are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Gregory Krempasky at gregmetroipad3@gmail.com.

First Monday
Be Heart Smart
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 100 E 5th St., Metropolis
Learn about eating healthy, new ways to be physically active and new ways to cook healthy.  April Reed is the class leader for this event held on the first Monday of each month.  For more information contact Cindy at Southern Seven Health Department at  618-634-2297 ext 177.  Website

First Monday (and next 3 Mondays)
Introduction to Ballroom Dancing
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Paducah Dance Academy, 6650 Old Cairo Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Jeremiah and Crystal will be happy to help you put your best foot forward. For complete beginners or those wishing to brush up on their steps, this four-class course focuses on the basics of two dances per month. Cost is $25 per person for four group classes. For more information contact Crystal at pasodancer@msn.com.  Website

First Monday
Massac County Historical Society
6:30 p.m.
Elijah P. Curtis Home, 405 Market St., Metropolis.
Anyone interested in history is invited to attend the free meeting.

Every Monday
Monday Night Live with Breakin’ Even
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Live music, dancing, refreshments.  This event is run by volunteers and counts on donations to pay the bands and provide refreshments.  For more information, call 618-638-2595.

TUESDAY, JUNE 2

Every Tuesday
Massac County Commissioners
8:30 a.m.
Massac County Courthouse, Superman Square, Metropolis
County board of commissioners meets each Tuesday to discuss business of the county.  Meeting is open to the public.

Tuesday, June 2 – Friday, June 5
Lady Patriots Basketball Camp
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
MCHS, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
The Basketball Camp is for 3rd-9th grade girls and will be held at Massac County High School. The cost is $30 per camper and includes camp T-shirt. Early registration is recommended, but campers can register the first day of camp and still receive their T-shirt. For information, call 618-524-3440.

Tuesday, June 2
St. Paul Annual Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
Proceeds from the auction will go toward the Lutheran Social Service of Illinois, Shop With a Fireman, and COPE food pantry. Everyone is invited.

Every Tuesday
Aerobics
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Janet Foster, instructor. No charge. For information, call 618-524-1696.

Every Tuesday
Metropolis Kiwanis Club
Noon – 1 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6th and Ferry streets, Metropolis
Club meets weekly to hear presentations and discuss service projects.  Meetings are free.  Website

Every Tuesday
Karate
4 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Brian Green, instructor.  Cost is $35 per month. For information, call 270-331-0903.

Tuesday, June 2
Floral Design Workshop
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
McCracken County Cooperative Extension Service, 2705 Olivet Church Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Kathy Wimberley will present a program on Floral Design. The workshop is a free program for the community. Due to classroom size, the hands-on workshop is limited to 35 participants. To make reservations, please call 270-554-9520. For more information, contact Kathy at the phone number above or kathryn.wimberley@uky.edu.  Website.

Every Tuesday
Yoga Class
6 p.m.
Glass Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 727 E. 12th St., Metropolis
Classes conducted by Tonya Bell.  Cost is $15 per month. Please bring your own mat.  For more information, call 618-524-3768.

Every Tuesday
Bridge Ministry Weekly Dinner
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Brookport School gym, 319 Ferry St., Brookport, Il.
Area churches who have organized this ministry are hosting a free weekly dinner for Massac County residents who are in need. For information, call 618-564-2616.

Every Tuesday
Grief Support
6:30 p.m.
Old First Baptist Church, 516 Girard St., Metropolis
A support group to help anyone grieving the death  of a loved one is held in the Family Life Center. For information, call 618-524-8681.

First Tuesday
Project Hope Humane Society
6:30 p.m.
Regular monthly meeting.  For time and place, call 618-524-8939 or 618-524-7709.

First Tuesday
Heartland Christian Home Educators of Illinois
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
St. John Church, 6201 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
This support group for parents who home school conducts monthly parents meeting on the first Tuesday of each month. For more information call Carrie Bullock at 618-638-3289 orcarriehche@gmail.com.

First Tuesday
American Legion Post 306
7 p.m.
321 Market St., Metropolis
Monthly meeting.

First Tuesday
Mental Illness Support Group
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
The National Alliance on Mental Illness support group for family members and those with mental illness is held the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, call 618-524-5628.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3

Every Wednesday
Parkinson Support

9:30 a.m. Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah -OR-
10 a.m. Lourdes Hospital, 1530 Lone Oak Rd., Paducah
Group meets every Wednesday, taking turns each week at either Baptist Health, 2nd floor atrium conference room, or at Lourdes Hospital, basement classroom 4B. For information or specific location, call 270-898-8031.

Every Wednesday
One-On-One Computer Help
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Got computer questions? The library has answers. From basics to social media, job applications to resumes, whatever you need. Ask Amanda for help during this time block every Wednesday. Website

Every Wednesday
Bridge
Noon
Girl Scout House, 1230 E. 7th St., Metropolis
For information, call 618-524-8806.

First Wednesday
Stitchers!
Noon
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
You are invited to bring anything that you might be working on. Share crafting ideas and learn from the Stitchers!  Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, call 618-524-4312.  Website

Wednesday, May 27: registration deadline
Wednesday, June 3 – Thursday, June 4

AARP Smart Driver Course
Noon – 5 p.m.
SCC Metro Center, 5385 Industrial Park Dr., Metropolis
Shawnee Community College offers this to help drivers learn proven safety strategies and tips for how to compensate for physical and cognitive changes that may come with aging. Individuals may qualify for an auto insurance discount by completing the course. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Class is held in Room 105. Pre-registration is required by May 27th by contacting Gabriele Farner at 618-634-3254 or gabrielef@shawneecc.edu.

Every Wednesday
Weight Watchers
5 p.m.
City Fire Department, 213 W. 7th St., Metropolis
Group meets every Wednesday in the training room of the Fire Department. Weigh-in begin at 5 p.m. with the meeting following at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 800-651-6000.

First Wednesday
VFW Post 3847
7 p.m.
American Legion, 4th and Market streets, Metropolis
Monthly meeting.  Potential members are always welcome.

THURSDAY, JUNE 4

First Thursday
VA Representative
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Massac County Courthouse, Metropolis
VA representative is available to assist veterans with claims and other needs on the 1st Thursday of each month.  He can also be reached at 618-997-3309 or there is an online tool available on website.

Thursday, June 4  (register by May 28)
Baby Sitter Camp
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. OR
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus, 8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, Il.
Select one session. For ages 10-14. Learn what you need to know to be hired as a babysitter, including first aid, poison control, safety, and baby sitting emergencies. For registration and information, contact Gabriele Farner at 618-634-3254 or gabrielef@shawneecc.edu. Flyer and registration form can be found online. Registration and fees due one week before start date. Space is limited.

Thursday, June 4
Weight Loss Information Session
6 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Learn about medical and surgical options for weight loss. Meeting is held in the Baptist Heart Center auditorium. Phone 270-443-0202 for more information.

Every-Other-Thursday
Young Elks Club
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Metropolis Elks Lodge, 104 W. 4th St., Metropolis
Any young person ages 12-20 years, is welcome to join the Young Elks.  The group plans and hosts various events to help out in the community. For more information contact Patty Henry at 404-683-2616.

Thursday-Sunday, June 4-7, June 11-14, and June 18-21
Mary Poppins
Thur-Sat.: 7 p.m.
Sat. & Sun. Matinees: 2:30 p.m.
Market House Theater, 132 Market House Sq., Paducah, Ky.
Featuring all the classic songs, this production will transport you to the Banks’ household on Cherry Lane as well as the rooftops of London. With plenty of spectacle, laughs, and songs, the whole family will likely keep singing after the show ends. Tickets are available at 270-444-6828 or on website.

FRIDAY, JUNE 5

Friday, June 5
Saints’ Kids Cooking with Connie Camp
9 a.m. – Noon
Shawnee College Main Campus, 8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, Il.
Join Chef Connie to make your own pizza and cupcake creations. for ages 8-12 years. Lunch will be served. Fee is $15. For registration and information, contact Gabriele Farner at 618-634-3254 or gabrielef@shawneecc.edu. Flyer and registration form can be found online. Registration and fees due one week before start date. Space is limited.

Friday, June 5
Movies in the Park: Big Hero 6
Dusk – Movie begins
Fort Massac State Park picnic area, across from Sonic
Come early and bring your blanket and/or lawn chairs. In case of rain, movie will be held inside the visitor center. Concessions will be available for purchase. No alcohol is allowed and pets must be on leashes. For more information, call 618-524-4712.

First Friday
Western United Cherokee Cultural meeting
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Vienna, Illinois
Cultural nights are held to teach about native culture, current events, history, and spirituality. Speakers and subjects vary monthly. Refreshments or a ‘pot luck’ are always available, and all are welcome regardless of age or ethnicity. The meeting is held the first Friday of each month, normally at the Vienna Public library. Please call to confirm time, date and location, 618-922-3273.

Every Friday-Saturday
Live Music at Harrah’s
9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Local band will perform in Signature Bar in casino.

SATURDAY, JUNE 6

Saturday, June 6
4th Annual Spokes for Strokes Bike Tour

7 a.m. Registration begins
8 a.m. Tour starts
Baptist Health Imaging Center, 2705 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Registration at active.com is $25 for an individual, $40 for couples and $50 for a family of four. The bike tour offers 10-, 35- or 65-mile rides. All rides will be followed by support vehicles. Helmets are required. This bike tour is to raise stroke awareness, along with funds for life-saving technologies and expanded stroke care services. For details, see Event Post. For information, call 270-575-2851.

Saturday, June 6
Focus on the Cache
8 a.m. – Noon
Heron Pond Trail, Meet at Cache River Wetlands Center
8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, Il.
Photography enthusiasts, bring your cameras and join Michael Jeffords and Susan Post for a hike on Heron Pond Trail and spend the morning capturing some of southern Illinois’ spectacular beauty in the Cache River Watershed. For more information, call the Wetlands Center at 618-657-2064.  Website.  Event Post

Saturday, June 6
Taste of Tunnel Hill Trail Bike Ride
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Vienna City Park, 298 E. Vine St., Vienna
This event is a free event, just show up and ride as far as like.  As an unofficial ride we will have no SAG, no manned rest stops for the ride.  Limited refreshments will be available until 2 p.m at the park. There is a donation option which includes a limited edition event T-shirt.  All monies go to support refreshments, the website for Tunnel Hill Trail and with a little luck, also the Fowler Bonan Foundation’s Clothes for Kids. For information or to register, visit Website.  Event Post

First Saturday
Free Nail Clipping Day for Dogs
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Paws and Claws Dog Salon, 3098 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Free nail clipping for all dogs at Paws and Claws located across from Massac Junior High School. For more information, contact Kathy or Bethany at 618-638-3988 or candlebakery@frontier.com.

First Saturday
Southern Illinois Spinners and Weavers Guild
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis, Il.
Artists include knitters, spinners, weavers, crocheters, felters, and other fiber arts. Feel free to join in or just come and watch. New members are welcome and there is no cost to join guild or to attend gatherings. Meetings are once a month on the first Saturday. For more information, call 618-524-9321.  Facebook

SUNDAY, JUNE 7

For recurring Church-related events,
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Sunday, June 7
National Cancer Survivors Day
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The walk-through celebration will provide resources for survivors and family members to enhance their quality of life while coping with their disease in the Baptist Heart Center auditorium. For information, call 270-575-2797.

MONDAY, JUNE 8

Monday-Thursday, June 8-11
Energy Career Craze
8 a.m. – noon
WKCTC,  4810 Alben Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Free camp offered by West Kentucky Community & Technical College for students ages 12-15. Students will learn what careers exist in the energy industry and will tour two local energy plants to see how electrical energy is produced. You will also learn how the power grid, solar systems, and geothermal HVAC systems work. Meeting held in Emerging Technology Center, Room 155. Space is limited. For information or to register, call 270-534-3335.

Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 12
Saints’ Kids LEGO Mindstorm Robotic Camp – Level 1
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus, 8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, Il.
For ages 8-13 years. Fee is $75. For registration and information, contact Gabriele Farner at 618-634-3254 orgabrielef@shawneecc.edu. Flyer and registration form can be found online. Registration and fees due one week before start date. Space is limited. (Level 2 available on July 20-24 after completion of this level)

Monday-Friday, June 8-12
Patriot Basketball Camp
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 2nd-5th grade
12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. 6th-9th grade
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
The cost is $40 per camper with a rate of $25 per additional camper for families with more than one boy involved. For information, call 618-524-3440.

Second Monday
Metropolis Garden Club
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.  (December meeting will be a luncheon at 11 a.m.)
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis.
Visitors are always welcome.  Refreshments are available at 9:30 a.m., followed by the program at 10 a.m. Free for admission. $15 for year for membership. The club meets the 2nd Monday of most months for a business meeting and an interesting gardening presentation. For information, contact Anne Parmley at 618-524-9022 oranne.parmley@gmail.com.  Website

Monday, June 8
Red Cross Blood Drive
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent form). Height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger.  For more information, call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

Monday, June 8 and Wednesday, June 10
Diabetes Classes
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class with a certified diabetes instructor to assist with any question or concerns about diabetes. Class meets in the Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2918 for more information.

Second Monday
Go Heart Smart
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Open to anyone interested in learning more about behavioral change and prevention of disease. Meetings will be held monthly on the second Monday. For more information, contact Cindy Oliver at 800-698-4820 x177.

Second Monday
MCHS Band Boosters
6:30 p.m.
Massac County High School Band Room
The band boosters meet monthly to assist with Patriot Band activities.

Second & Fourth Mondays 
Metropolis City Council
7 p.m.
City Hall, Council Room upstairs, 106 West 5th St., Metropolis
Council meets regularly on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.  Meeting is open to the public. Agenda will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

TUESDAY, JUNE 9

Tuesday, June 9
Brookport Spring Clean-Up Day
This year’s spring cleanup will be held one day only and will be a curbside pickup. There will be no dumpsters at City Hall. Residents may leave bulk material, old furniture, stoves, clutter and other junk at the curb. Freon containing appliances, tires, shingles, batteries, paint or other hazardous materials will not picked up.

Second Tuesday
Adjustments for Kids
Chiropractic Works, 723 Market St, Metropolis
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Adjustments for Kids event helps families get affordable chiropractic care for their children, no insurance needed.  The fee of $10, $15, or $20 is based upon how old they are. This event is held the second Tuesday of each month. For more information call  618-524-8300.  Website

Second Tuesday
Mothering Through Breastfeeding
10 a.m.
Grace Episcopal Church, 9th and Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
This parenting support group is open to all pregnant and nursing mothers and their children.  For information, call 270-443-2373 or 270-442-4891.

Second Tuesday
Metropolis Area Tourism Commission
11 a.m.
Metropolis City Hall, Council Chambers, 106 W 5th St.
The commission meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday to discuss tourism projects.  Agenda will be posted as it becomes available.

Second Tuesday
Girl Scout Leaders Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Girl Scout House, 1230 E. 7th St., Metropolis

Second Tuesday
Friends of IOOF Cemetery Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, basement, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Anyone interested in the maintenance of the IOOF Cemeteries is encouraged to attend the meeting on the second Tuesday of each month.

Second Tuesday
Brookport City Council
7 p.m.
City Council Chambers, W. 3rd St., Brookport, Il.
The Council meets monthly to discuss city government. Community members have two minutes to voice their concerns during the public session. Anything that will take longer must be put on the agenda by notifying City Hall by Friday.

Second Tuesday
Quail Unlimited
7 p.m.
Jumbo’s Restaurant, 97 Redbud Ln., Vienna, Il.
River Oaks Quail Unlimited meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Jumbo’s Restaurant in Vienna.

Second Tuesday
VFW Ladies Auxiliary
7 p.m.
American Legion Post, 4th and Market streets, Metropolis
Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 3847 meets on the second Tuesday of each month.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10

Second & Fourth Wednesdays
Postpartum Depression Support
9:30 a.m.
Lourdes Medical Pavilion, 225 Medical Center Dr., Paducah, Ky.
The free support group is available for women experiencing anxiety or depression during the year following the birth of a child. Meeting is held monthly in the Women’s Health and Wellness Center. For more information, call 270-534-4357.

Second Wednesday
Massac County Chamber of Commerce
Noon
The Range at Harrah’s, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Chamber members and guests meet monthly to network with fellow businesses and discuss community events and services. Lunch is available for $7 which includes the gratuity, and dining will be from the regular buffet. The business meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. Reservations are required. To RSVP, contact 618-524-2714 or office@metropolischamber.com.  Website

ON-GOING EVENTS ———-

MCHS Sports Line-up
No events until Aug. 25. See Athletic Calendar.

Through June 1
SCC Summer and Fall Registration
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
SCC Metro Center, 5385 Industrial Park Rd., Metropolis
Get registered for summer and fall 2015 classes and ask about scholarships, financial aid, tutoring, testing and other questions related to becoming or continuing as a student of Shawnee Community College. There is no cost to register or ask questions. For information, contact Metro Center at 618-524-3003 or hayleys@shawneecc.edu.  Website.

Monday-Friday, May 25-June 5
Shawnee College Metro Center, Advisement and enrollment for classes
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Shawnee College Metro Center, 5385 Industrial Park Rd., Metropolis
Students and potential students come ask questions about various degrees and register for classes. Information on financial aid, testing, etc. is given and problems involving getting to class or the educational process is discussed. No fee. For more information, contact Faye Joyner-Keene at 618-524-3003 ext. 4001 or Hayley Story at 618-524-3003 ext. 4003 or hayleys@shawneecc.edu.  Website

Through Tuesday, June 11
Order Superman License Plates

These 2015 plates can only be displayed for the 60 days prior to the end of the Superman Celebration. Each plate costs $35. To obtain an order blank, email supermanplates@gmail.com or stop by the Metro Chamber office. 516 Market Street, Metropolis.  A copy of car registration and drivers license need to be included with the order. Car registration must be valid through June 30, 2015.

Through Sunday, Aug. 2
American Cancer Society Day at the Ballpark
St. Louis Cardinals will play the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, August 2nd at 1:15 p.m. Relay of Life teams up with the St. Louis Cardinals to help strike out cancer at this 4th annual event.   Tickets are $20 for 300/400 seat or $30 ticket for 100/200/Bleacher level seat. Price includes one ticket to the game, pre-game activities, hot dog and drink. Tickets can be ordered on website. A portion of the proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Through Oct. 31
Paducah Farmers’ Market
7:30 a.m – 3:30 p.m. (closed Sunday)
2nd and Monroe Streets, Paducah, Ky.
Farmers offer fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cut flowers, potted plants, breads and pastries, cow’s milk cheeses, eggs and honey.

Weekdays while schools are in session
Faith Cares Mentoring Lunch Buddy Program
Faith Cares Mentoring is a multi-­denominational, Christian faith-­based program that serves the community in a variety of ways. Adult Lunch Buddies volunteer to eat lunch at school at least twice a month with a child in the first through fourth grades. Adult Lunch Buddies are needed at Brookport, Maple Grove, and Metropolis Elementary Schools.  For more information, call 618-524-8763 or email  faithcaresmentoring@gmail.com.

National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson St., Paducah, Ky.
Through July 8:  SAQA: Food for Thought
Through Aug. 17:  A Tradition of Variations from Roy /Pilgrim Collection
Ongoing:  Oh WOW! Miniature Quilts
Website

Clemens Fine Arts Center Gallery
Paducah School of Art & Design
4810 Alben Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Visit website.

PAPA Gallery
124 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday
124 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
Website

Yeiser Art Center
Yeiser Art Center, Market House Square, Paducah, Ky.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Through June 6:  Fantastic Fibers
Visit website


PLAN AHEAD
for these Upcoming Events —–

Thursday-Sunday, June 11-14
37th Annual Superman Celebration
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Superman Square, Market St., Metropolis
Celebrating all things Super, the 37th Annual Superman Celebration is filled with events for young and old. Characters, artists and celebrities associated with Superman comics, television shows and movies can be seen around town during this one-of-a-kind event. For details, click here.

Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
June 19:  Ronnie Milsap
Visit website

Market House Theater Productions
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
June 4-21:  Mary Poppins
Visit website

Clemens Fine Arts Center
4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky
Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children for Arts in Focus events and $5 general admission at the door for Backstage Pass events.
Call 270-534-3212 or visit website for tickets and more information.


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