This Week’s Buzz Report


Wednesday Church Activities
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Wednesday, July 23
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 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. For more information, call 270-534-4357.

Every Wednesday through Aug. 13
Community Grown Vegetables Distribution
10-11 a.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
There will be a short devotional at 10 a.m. and then people can choose what they want from the picked-and-ready vegetables grown in members’ gardens. For more information, call 618-524-8681.

Every Wednesday
Free Adults Only Lap Swim
10–11 a.m.
Metropolis Swimming Pool, 312 W. 4th St., Metropolis
Sponsored by Metropolis Parks and Recreation. 618-524-1696.

Every Wednesday and Saturday
Water Aerobics
11 a.m. – noon
Metropolis Swimming Pool, 312 W. 4th St., Metropolis
Cost is $30 for the entire season. Register when you arrive. 618-524-1696.

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, to whatever you need. Ask Terrin for help during this time block every Wednesday. Website

Every Wednesday
Girl Scout House, 1230 E. 7th St., Metropolis
For more information, call 618-524-5125.

Every Wednesday
Weight Watchers
5 p.m.
Holiday Inn, 2179 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Weigh-ins begin at 5 p.m. with the meeting starting at 5:30 p.m.  Call 800-651-6000 to confirm meeting time and place.

Through Thursday, July 24
Church of the Cross Vacation Bible School
5:15-8 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Cross, North Ave., Metropolis
Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, July 23
Community Vacation Bible School
5:30 p.m.
Zion United Methodist Church, 1132 Country Club Rd., Metropolis
The theme is Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind. There will be a family cookout and Animal Tales program beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call the church office at 618-524-2775.

Through Thursday, July 24
Waldo Vacation Bible School
6-8:20 p.m.
Waldo Baptist Church, 6970 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
The theme is Gangway to Galilee: Amazing Grace Adventures. For more information, call 618-564-2180 or email


Thursday, July 24
Weaver Creek Food Pantry
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Weaver Creek Baptist Church, 2748 North Ave., Metropolis
The church will open their 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 through July
Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Massac Memorial Hospital, 28 Chick St., Metropolis
Marketplace Open Enrollment is still available to change your plan or get coverage if you have experienced a life qualifying event such as having a baby, getting married, or losing employer coverage. Hosted by the hospital and Southern Seven Health Department. A licensed insurer can answer questions and assistance will be available in getting signed up on a health plan. Free service. A photo ID, social security number, and proof of income for 30 days is required to apply for coverage. For more information, call 618-306-2058.

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

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

Thursday, July 24
School Supply Giveaway 2014
5 p.m.- while supplies last
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W 10th St., Metropolis
School supplies gathered through fundraising and donations will be available for distribution. Due to demand, adults without children present are allowed up to 3 students’ supplies. All children present will take priority at the front of the line at all times. Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition with the Elk’s Drug Awareness Program, will hand out supplies and drug awareness buttons. Dental Safari Company, a mobile dentistry specializing in children ages 0-18, will be offering dental exams and cleanings and more as needed. See website for dental procedure and cost details. See flyer post.

Thursday, July 24
St. John Ice Cream Social
5 p.m. – ?
St. John Church near Jefferson School
This annual ice cream social is a favorite summertime tradition and features porkburgers, hamburgers, chicken salad, hot dogs, bratwurst, pies and cakes, of course, homemade ice cream.   There is also a country store featuring baked goods, garden vegetables and more.  Freewill donations are accepted for various families in need.  This year’s donations will go to George Troutt, who is battling cancer, and the family of Adan and Melissa Myer, who lost their home due to a fire.  Website

Thursday, July 24
Grandparenting Class
5-6 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class provides grandparents and older caregivers with updated information, safety tips and a refresher on how to care for grandchildren. Class will be held in Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

Every Thursday and Monday
Water Aerobics
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Metropolis Swimming Pool, 312 W. 4th St., Metropolis
Cost is $30 for the entire season. Register when you arrive. 618-524-1696.

Every Thursday
Ohio River Squadron of Civil Air Patrol
6 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. East 3rd St., 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 at

Thursday, July 24
Riverfront Summer Concert Series
6-8 p.m.
Wilson Riverfront Stage, downtown, Paducah, Ky.
Enjoy music by Tyler Barham. Bring a lawn chair or your dancing shoes. For more information, call Molly Tomasallo at 270-444-8508.

Every Thursday
Line Dancing Class
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

Every Thursday
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.

Thursday-Saturday, July 24-26
Community of Christ Vacation Bible School
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Community of Christ Church, 1309 Commercial Dr., Metropolis
For children, ages kindergarten through 6th grade. For more information, call Ivan Woods at 618-524-8448.

Thursday, July 24
Evening Upstairs: Mounds and Priests, Cathedrals and Popes: Was Wickliffe a Native American Cathedral Town in AD 1250
7 p.m.
McCracken County Public Library, 2nd Floor meeting room
555 Washington St, Paducah, Ky.
Native Americans were building mounds in western Kentucky at the same time as Europeans were building cathedrals. Kit Wesler, professor of archaeology at Murray State University, will talk about his research on the archaeology of medieval cathedrals and Medieval Christendom and how he thinks that comparing Europe to the Mississippian culture is a challenge to typical archaeological thought. Program is free. For more information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 ext. 119 (Toll-free 866-829-7532) or email

Thursday, July 24
Music @ MAC
7 p.m.
Maiden Alley Cinema, 112 Maiden Alley, Paducah, Ky.
Good old fashioned honkey tonk music featuring The Swamp Tigers with The Whistle Pigs. These bands are from the Carbondale area. Tickets are $8 when purchased online or $10 at the door. Website

Thursday, July 24
Paducah Movies in the Park – Despicable Me 2
Dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m.
Noble Park, 2915 Park Ave., Paducah
Bring your blankets and chairs  and insect repellent for the Annual Movies in the Park series. Free admission.  Concessions available for purchase.


Every Friday
Strong for Life
10-10:30 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.

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 more information, contact Amanda 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 September. Website

Friday, July 25
Project Hope All-Music Trivia Night
6 p.m. Doors open, 7 p.m. Trivia begins
Robert Cherry Civic Center, 2701 W. Park Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Questions about music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, as well as country and pop will be included. Teams of 6 will compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes. Cost is $90 per team ($15 per person) and pre-registration is recommended. Entry forms available by email at Concessions will be available, and outside food and drink are allowed. All proceeds benefit Project Hope No-Kill Animal Shelter in Metropolis.  Website  Facebook

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.


Saturday-Sunday, July 26-Aug. 3
Nine Day Trail Ride
Near One Horse Gap Lake, Pope County.
Horse riders come from all over to enjoy the trails and camping in Pope County.  Activities for all ages, horse shows, riding competitions and music.  For more information, call 618-683-2105.

Saturday, July 26
Macedonia Church BBQ
Golconda, Illinois
Famous BBQ, fun for all. Annual event held the 4th Saturday in July. For more information, call 618-949-3432

Saturday, July 26
Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail
Along the Ohio River near Fort Massac
The catfish tournament draws professional and amateur anglers from near and far.  Locals gather for weigh-ins at the boat ramp at Fort Massac, usually around 3 p.m.  Anyone is welcome to enter.  A $500 prize is given for the biggest fish and $5000 in prize money will be awarded.  Entry fee charge.  Free kids fishing rodeo is held at Trout Pond from 9-11 a.m. For information, call 270-395-6774.  Website

Saturday, July 26
Kids Fishing Rodeo
8-9 a.m. sign-up
9-11 a.m.
Fort Massac State Park Trout Pond
Free fishing rodeo will be held in conjunction with the King Kat Tournament Trail. Open to all ages 12 and under when accompanied by adult. All children should bring rod, reel and bait. Prizes will be given to all participants. For information, call 270-395-6774. See Post for more details.  Website

Saturday, July 26
New Beginnings Clothes Closet
9 a.m.-Noon
New Beginnings Church, 724 E. 12th St., Metropolis
Clothes of all sizes available at no cost on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month.  For more information call 618-524-3604.

Every Saturday through August 2nd
Smashin Summer Saturdays in Paducah
9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Free Carriage Rides to and from Farmers’ Market and Market Square from 10-2 p.m., weather permitting. Shoppers will be able to enjoy downtown restaurants and shop at the sidewalk sales at participating businesses. Enjoy live music with Josh Coffee with his mix of roots and blues grass at the Gazebo from 10 a.m.-noon. For more information, contact Melinda Winchester at 270-444-8690 or visit website.

Every Saturday
Beer and Wine Tasting
4-6 p.m.
Wagner Wine & Spirits, 2700-B New Holt Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Wagner Tastings are a great way to try new beer and wine.  A gourmet cheese or dip is also featured. For more information call 270-448-5108.  Website

Saturday, July 26
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 Church Activities
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Sunday, July 27
Wildflower Walk:  Cave-in-Rock
10 a.m.
Cave-In-Rock State Park, Cave-In-Rock. Il.
Meet at the visitor center parking lot. Participants will learn about the basics of plant identification, and will be provided handouts about plant identification terminology, field guides and web resources, and invasive species. The hike will last up to 4 hours. No previous experience is necessary. Reservations are not required, but are encouraged. The hikes will be limited to the first 20 participants. To reserve your spot, contact Chris Benda at

Every Sunday
Celebrate Recovery
1-3:45 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-step program for hurts, habits and hang-ups.  Child care can be available if arranged in advance. For more information, call 618-638-5841.

Every Sunday through Summer
Elijah P. Curtis Home Tour
2-4 p.m.
Members and friends of the society will offer tours during these hours, or by appointment by calling 618-524-7203.

Last Sunday
Sunday Super Supper
5-6 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.


Monday-Friday, July 28 – Aug. 8
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. 400l or Hayley Story at 618-524-3003 ext. 4003 or Website

Monday, July 28
At the Rivers Ministries Free Hot Meal
5 p.m.
Dorothy Miller Park, E. Front St., Metropolis
At the River Ministries will be serving a hot meal on the 4th Monday of each month to anyone who has a need. The meal will be followed by a time of worship and distribution of gifts. If the weather is bad, the meal will be served at Eastland Life Church, 716 E. 3rd, Street. Rides are available from 4:30-5 pm at Haven House, Spence or Humma apartments, and Guardian Family Services. If you would like information on volunteering, please call Dan Haun at 618-638-6901.  Website

Monday, July 28
Sibling Class
5-6 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class helps prepare children ages 2 to 9 for the arrival of a new brother or sister. Meeting will be held in Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

Every Monday
Monday Night Live with Due South
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Live music, dancing, refreshments.  No charge, but donations welcome.  For more information, call 618-524-1696.

Monday, July 28
Breastfeeding Class
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class helps prepare expectant mothers for the breastfeeding experience. Meeting will be held in Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

Monday, July 28
Metropolis City Council
7 p.m.
City Hall, Council Room upstairs, 106 West 5th St., Metropolis
105 W. Fifth 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.

Monday, July 28
Massac Unit One School Board
7 p.m.
Unit One office, 4th & Metropolis streets, Metropolis
Board meets monthly to discuss business.  Open to the public.


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.

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

Every Tuesday
10 a.m.
Girl Scout House, 1230 E. 7th St., Metropolis
For more information, call 618-524-5125.

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
4 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Brian Green, instructor.  $35 per month. 618-524-1696.

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
6-8 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 more information, call 618-564-2616.


Wednesday-Thursday, July 30-31
Queen of the Mississippi at the Port of Paducah
Arrive Wed. 6 p.m.
Depart Thur. 12 p.m.
Riverfront at Broadway & Kentucky Ave., Paducah
Welcome the Queen of the Mississippi to Paducah’s historic riverfront. The 150-passenger steamboat, owned by American Cruise Lines, will stop six times between July and November.


Thursday, July 31
Save the Massac
6 p.m.
Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, 607 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, July 31
Young Elks Club
6:30-8 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. Meetings are held every other Thursday. For more information, contact Patty Henry at 404-683-2616.


Friday-Saturday, Aug. 1-2
Cobden Peach Festival
Cobden, Illinois
Sponsored by the Cobden Lions Club, this festival features carnival rides and games, Peach Queen Contest, homemade food and peach cobbler, 5K run/walk and parade on Saturday.  Free admission. For more information, call  618-893-2425.

Friday-Saturday, Aug. 1-2 
Yard Sale Weekend
City of Golconda, Illinois
Annual event held the 1st weekend in August. For more information, call 618-683-6246.

Monday-Friday, Aug. 1-8
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. 400l or Hayley Story at 618-524-3003 ext. 4003 or Website

Friday, Aug. 1 and Saturday, Aug. 2
Craig Rhodes, On-Glaze and Production Techniques
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Paducah School of Art & Design, 919 Madison St., Paducah, Ky.
Craig Rhodes will introduce various techniques in the use of on-glaze applications. This will include how to use on-glaze for large murals, kitchen backsplash walls, wall hangings and more.Tuition cost is $290 and supplies cost is $35. For more information, call 270-408-4278 or email or visit website.   Craig Rhodes website.

Friday, Aug. 1
21st Annual Gospel Benefit
6:30 Doors open, 7 p.m. Concert starts
First United Methodist Church, 5th & Ferry, Metropolis
The annual Gospel Concert featuring The Hoppers will benefit the American Cancer Society.  Also scheduled to perform is Garry Sheppard, formerly of The Kingsmen Quartet, and Ella Aly, 9, of Golconda. Admission is free, but a love offering will be accepted to benefit ACS cancer research. Public is invited to attend.

Friday, Aug. 1
1st Friday
6:30-9 p.m.
Harrah’s Hotel, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Enjoy a festive night of entertainment – food, drinks and fun. All new events every first Friday of each month. Facebook

Friday, Aug 1
Western United Cherokee Cultural Meeting
7-9 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.

Friday, Aug. 1
Movies in the Park – Remember the Titans
7:30 p.m. – arrive with blanket and/or lawn chairs
8:30 p.m. – Movie begins
Fort Massac State Park picnic area, across from Sonic
Movies are free – Concessions will be available for purchase. No alcohol is allowed and pets must be on leashes.


Saturday, Aug. 2
Men’s Conference 
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m
Caledonia Community Church, 10076 State Hwy 37, Olmsted, Il.
Men’s Bible Conference with Evangelist Steve Pigott as keynote speaker. Lunch will be served. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds will benefit Caledonia Christian Academy. For more information, contact Dean Hamilton at 618-521-5214 or

Saturday, Aug. 2
Hummingbird Fest
9 a.m. to noon
Trail of Tears State Forest, 3240 State Forest Rd., Jonesboro, Il.
Meet at the White Barn Visitor’s Center. Banding hummingbirds and programs on attracting hummingbirds and activities for kids. For more information, call 618-564-2079.

Saturday, Aug. 2
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

Saturday, August 2
Live on the River: Sounds of the South
6-9 p.m.
Downtown Paducah Riverfront
One Saturday each month this June, July, and August will be loaded with music and entertainment the whole family will enjoy. Sounds of the South features country music. The event will be from 3rd Street to the river with the entertainment on Wilson Stage. Free. Website


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Every Saturday
Farmer’s Market
West 6th Street across from Hardee’s in Metropolis.
Every Saturday Spring through Fall.

Paducah Downtown Farmer’s Market
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
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. Open through November 22.  Website

Monday-Friday, through August 1
Camp Med Summer Program for Children
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Child Development Center at Baptist Health, 2625 Kentucky, Ave. Paducah, Ky.
The camp is for students who have completed kindergarten through age 12. Campers will enjoy indoor and outdoor activities, such as field trips to Land Between the Lakes, Venture River, Columbus-Belmont State Park, Garden of the Gods and Cave-in-Rock. Other activities include organized games and swimming at Noble Park every Tuesday and Thursday. Children may sign up for any number of weeks. Registration is $30, while the camp fee is $110 a week, including snacks, lunch and transportation. Before and after care also is available at the center. For more information, call Shari Knight at 270-575-2799.

Monday-Friday, through August 1
Summer Lunch Program
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
First Missionary Church, 413 W. 7th St., Metropolis
Brookport Elementary School, 319 Ferry St., Brookport
Lunch for children, ages birth to 18 is sponsored by the Illinois Coalition for Community Services. For more information or to volunteer, contact Jennifer Huson at 618-528-0288.

Through Aug. 15
Shawnee Community College Fall Registration 
Fall registration is open at the main campus and all centers, including the Metro Center, Monday through Friday. For information about registering online, email Classes begin and registration closes on August 15th. To make an appointment with an adviser call: Main Campus in Ullin 618-634-3200 or Metro Center, 618-524-3003.  Website

Now through Summer
Metropolis City Pool Now Open
Mon.-Sat.: Noon-5 p.m., Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
312 W. 4th St., Metropolis
Admission is $1.50 except children 5 years and under are free. Passes are available for: Individual, $25; Family, $20 per person living under same roof. For more information, call 618-524-2609.

Firefighters Help Hometown Soldier
Metropolis Fire Department, 213 W 7th St., Metropolis
Shirts are being sold to raise funds for the Associated Firefighters of Illinois Warrior Program. This year’s recipient is Jarrod Bullock of Metropolis, who was wounded in action in Afghanistan. Shirts are $20 for short-sleeve or $25 for long sleeve. Raffle tickets on sale for a 2014 Polaris Ranger 800 are $20 each, with only 1500 being sold.  For more information, call 618-524-2121 or email

Tuesday, Fridays and Saturdays, through Aug. 30
Laser Light Music Show
5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Golden Pond Planetarium, 238 Visitor Center Dr., Cadiz, Ky.
Land Between the Lakes Nat’l. Recreation Area, Ky.
Watch laser lights dance across the 40 foot dome while listening to awesome music. Shows run from Memorial Day through Labor Day Weekend. Bonus 8 pm shows on May 24, June 7 and 21, July 5 and 19, August 2 and 16. All seats are $7. Seats are limited and doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. For more information, call 800-LBL-7077. Website

National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson St., Paducah, Ky.
Currently, the Museum has over 320 quilts from over 350 different quilt makers in our collection. At any given time, 50-60 of these quilts are on display in the gallery as well as the miniature quilts collection.
June 13-Sept. 9:  MasterPieces: Quilts of Inspiration
June 27-Sept. 15:  Backstitch
Ongoing:  Oh WOW! Miniature Quilts

PAPA Gallery Shows
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Saturday
124 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
Shows change on a continual basis. Free. The gallery is handicapped accessible and admission is always free.  Website

Yeiser Art Center Exhibits
Yeiser Art Center, Market House Square, Paducah, Ky.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
The center is free and open to the public but accepts and relies on donations. 
Through July 26: Paducah Photo International Competition
Aug. 9-Sept. 27: Clyde Lawter “This Land and It’s People”
Visit website

Clemens Fine Arts Center Gallery
Paducah School of Art & Design
4810 Alben Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Aug. 21-Sept. 25: PSAD Annual Faculty Show
Visit website.

for these Upcoming Events —–

Tuesday, Aug. 5 or Thursday, Aug. 7

Massac County Elementary and Junior High Registration
Tue: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thu: 5-7 p.m.
Massac Unit One schools
Before registering at their school building, new students must first prove residency with Lisa Monkman at the Massac School Board Office located at 401 Metropolis Street in Metropolis. New students will also need to bring a valid, state-issued birth certificate. Physical forms are required for all new students, and returning kindergarten and sixth grade. Blood lead screenings are required of children below the age of 6 if they have not been previously screened. Book rent for elementary students is $17. Cafeteria account deposits should also be made at this time. Free and reduced applications will also be available.  Unit #1 School District is also encouraging parents to share their cell phone numbers for emergency contact information as well as their email addresses, if available.

Saturday, Aug. 9
Johnson County Junque Jamboree
7 a.m. – ?
Vienna town square, Illinois.
Shop for vintage, antique and other collectibles. For more information, call 618-658-2215.

Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Aug. 8 – Shawn Klush & The Sweet Inspirations
Sept. 18 – The Beach Boys
Dec. 15 – Oak Ridge Boys
For more events, visit website

Market House Theater Productions
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Sept. 11: Perfect Wedding
Oct. 23: Grapes of Wrath
Dec. 4:  A Charlie Brown Christmas
Visit website

Clemens Fine Arts Center
4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky
Sep. 13 – This is the 70s
Oct. 18 – Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan
Feb. 13 – Blind Boys of Alabama
Mar. 28 – Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Apr. 24 – Feet Don’t Fail Me Now by Rhythmic Circus
Season tickets are available now, and single tickets sales start on August 1st. Call 270-534-3212 or visit website for tickets and more information.

There’s always something to do!

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