This Week’s Buzz Report

Through July 9
Fan Drive
City National Bank, 423 Ferry St., Metropolis
New fans will be collected by City National Bank and will be distributed on Friday, July 10 in the CNB Main parking lot behind First United Methodist Church. First come, first served. One per person per household.

Monday-Friday, Month of July
Find Me a Fact Reading Program
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Brookport Library, 7415 S US Hwy 45, Brookport, IL
Target ages are 7-12 years. The child will pick a subject card, research that subject, and present a written fact with the source to the librarian and will then be given a token. At the end of the program, the one with the most tokens wins a $25 gift card. Lesser prizes will also be awarded.

Through Summer
Metropolis City Pool
Mon-Sat: Noon-5 p.m.
Sun: 1-5 p.m.
312 W. 4th St., Metropolis
$1.50 Admission – 5 years and under are Free.  Passes are available for: Individual, $25; Family, $20 per person living under same roof.  For details on swimming lessons, water aerobics, adult lap swim and pool parties, see Event Post. For more information call 618-524-2609.


SATURDAY, JULY 4

Saturday, July 4
4th of July Celebration in Brookport
10 a.m.
Park in Brookport, IL
9 p.m. Fireworks
Parade starts the event, with vendors and activities at the park, evening entertainment and fireworks. Parade starts at Margrave and ends at the park. Free hot dogs and drinks in the park after the parade. Putting on the Hits entertainment starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 4
American Queen at the Port of Paducah
Around noon
Riverfront at Broadway & Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The recently refurbished paddle wheeler steamboat will drop anchor at the Port of Paducah on its way from St. Louis to Cincinnati. It will depart on Sunday. American Queen is the largest steamboat ever built and will stop six times between June and October.

Saturday, July 4
Live on the River Concert
4 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
6 p.m. Music on Wilson Stage
9:15 p.m.  Fireworks begin
Wilson Riverfront Stage, downtown, Paducah, Ky.
Enjoy dance performances, historical readings, live music, children’s activities, food and non-food vendors.  Music will be on the riverfront stage and at the gazebo at 2nd and Broadway. For details, visit website.

Saturday, July 4
Fireworks at Washington Park
8:30 p.m.
Washington Park, Metropolis
The annual fireworks show and music hosted by the Farmer family in memory of the late Stephen Farmer.

Every Friday-Saturday
Live Music at Harrah’s: Spin The Bottle
9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Local band will perform in Signature Bar in casino. For details, see Event Post.

SUNDAY, JULY 5

For recurring Church-related events,
Visit our Beelieve link.

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 Center in Paducah on Fridays, beginning at 7 p.m.

MONDAY, JULY 6

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

Monday-Thursday, July 6-9
Healthcare 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 tour the areas of healthcare programs on campus and also travel to Baptist Health Paducah for a tour and interact with interns about careers. There will be hands-on experiences with simulated injuries. Meeting held in Allied Health Building, Room W-107. Space is limited. For information or to register, call 270-534-3335.

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-Friday, July 6-10
VBS at First Baptist
9 a.m. – Noon
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
Theme is “Journey Off the Map”.  Classes available for ages 3-6th grade. Various activities are planned. For information, call 618-524-8681 or visit website.

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, July 6
Arthritis Support Group
Noon to 1 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for people living with arthritis. Meeting is held in the Baptist Heart Center conference room. Phone 270-575-2721 for more information.

Every Monday, through 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, July 6
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, July 6 and July 13
Prepared Childbirth Classes
5 p.m. – 8 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 is held 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
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. Due to front porch work, attendees are asked to enter through the kitchen door.

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, JULY 7

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
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
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, July 7
Growing Winter Squash in West Kentucky
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
McCracken County Coop. Extension Service, 2705 Olivet Church Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Norman Wallace, local Master Gardener, will present a brief slide show that highlights nutritional values, ease of growing and storing, cooking ideas and referrals to helpful resources for growing winter squashes. Squash plants will be given away while supplies. No advance registration is required for free program. For information, contact Kathy Wimberley at 270-554-9520 or kathryn.wimberley@uky.edu. View 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.

Tuesday, July 7
American Heritage Girls Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Fort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
This informational meeting is for new and existing members and will be at the large pavilion near the campground. Parents and guardians are encouraged to ask questions about the organization. Sign-ups will be available. For information, call Amy Land 15 618-638-6742.

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 or carriehche@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, JULY 8

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.

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 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. For more information, call 270-534-4357.

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.

Second Wednesday
Massac County Chamber of Commerce
Noon
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

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

Every Wednesday in July
VBS at Broadway Church of Christ
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Broadway Church of Christ, 808 Broadway, Metropolis
The theme is “Armor Up! Learning more about putting on the whole armor of God”. Classes available for all ages, pre-K through adult. Refreshments served nightly following the class. Transportation is available. For information, call 618-524-5853.

THURSDAY, JULY 9

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

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.

Thursday, July 9
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: The Great Gatsby; National artist: Carsie Blanton.  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, JULY 10

Friday July 10
Fan Drive Distribution
City National Bank, 423 Ferry St., Metropolis
Fans collected by City National Bank will be distributed on the CNB Main parking lot behind First United Methodist Church. First come, first served. One per person per household.

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 24 through October 9. Website

Every Friday through Summer
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 feature is Sounds of Steel Drums provided by Jamaica Me Happy from The University of Tennessee at Martin.  Facebook Event.  Event Post

Friday, July 10
Team Will Cyclists travel through Metropolis
approximately 6 or 6:30 p.m.
Superman Statue, downtown Metropolis
On July 5, two teams of cyclists comprised mostly of youth will travel from Sacramento, CA, to Knoxville, TN. Along our way they will be visiting children and their families at various hospitals. When they ask children what superhero power would they want the most, many say Superman’s powers. The cyclists arrive in Metropolis for a photograph to share with their “heroes”.   For details, see Event Post. Visit website.

Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11
Annual Massac County Youth Fair: Farm Toy Show
Fri.  6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat.  9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Youth Fairground, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis
There will be farm and construction toys, trucks, cars and crafts, along with door prizes and food in an air conditioned building. Free admission and donations accepted. International Harvester Pedal Tractor to be given away. Donate to the Youth Fair for your chance to win. For information, contact Thomas Harris at 618-645-1162 or jd730dsl@yahoo.com. For details, see Event Post.

Friday, July 10
Movies in the Park: The LEGO Movie
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.

Friday, July 10
Music @ MAC: Jessica Lee Wilkes with Blue Mother Tupelo
8 p.m.
Maiden Alley Cinema, 112 Maiden Alley, Paducah, Ky.
After five years of heavy touring with JD Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers, Jessica Lee Wilkes is taking her raw rock ‘n roll edge to new heights with a solo project all her own. Hearkening back to classic 50s rock ‘n roll and rhythm and blues, Jessica’s sound injects timelessly catchy forms with the fire of a femme fatale. For information, call 270-442-7723 or visit website.

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. Details on Event Post.

SATURDAY, JULY 11

Saturday, July 11
Annual Massac County Youth Fair
8 a.m.
Youth Fairground, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis (near MCHS)
Youth from the 13 southernmost counties in Illinois bring their best projects and livestock to this show. Events include: Tractor and machinery show – Ducks and rabbits show – Farm toy show – Pedal tractor pull – Horse Show – Tractor and machinery parade through Metropolis. The event is free to spectators. For more information, call 618-524-7320. Fair runs through Sat. July 18th. For details, see Activity Schedule.

Second & Fourth Saturdays
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.

Saturday, July 11
Prepared Childbirth Class
9 a.m. – 3 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 is held in Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

Saturday-Sunday, July 11-12
Keepsake Ornament Premier
Sat. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sun. Noon – 4 p.m.
Lillie’s Hallmark, 606 Market St., Metropolis
It’s time to unveil the 2015 Hallmark Keepsakes. It’s the biggest bonus bffer of the year. Exclusive weekend only specials and Limited Edition Keepsakes. Visit website.

Second Saturday
Garrison for the Massiac Marines
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E 5th St., Metropolis
Massiac Marines, French and Indian War period reenactors present a living history program. Ususally meet monthly on the 2nd Saturday. For more information call 618-524-4712.  Facebook

Every Saturday, through August 8
Smashin’ Summer Saturdays in Paducah
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Music at the Gazebo: Nathan Black
Downtown Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
Free Carriage Rides to and from Farmers’ Market and Market Square from 10-2 pm, weather permitting. Shoppers will be able to enjoy downtown restaurants and shop at the sidewalk sales at participating businesses. For more information, contact Melinda Winchester at 270-444-8690 or visit website.

Second Saturday
Second Saturday Gallery Walk
Noon – 6 p.m.
LowerTown Arts District Galleries & Studios, Paducah, Ky.
Visit LowerTown’s great galleries and studios on the second Saturday of every month. Enjoy fine art and crafts while strolling through this historic neighborhood. For more information call 270-444-8649.

Saturday, July 11
Reptiles
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Fort Massac Park Visitor Center, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Experience an up-close and personal look at our cold blooded friends that call Southern Illinois home. Admission is free. [Event Post]

Every Saturday Night, through Aug. 8
Music in the  Gazebo: Petite Jazz Ensemble
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Downtown Gazebo – 2nd & Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
The summer nights will be filled with a variety of tunes. Bring your lawn chair and come enjoy the tunes. For information, call Melinda Winchester at 270-444-8690 or mwinchester@paducahky.gov. See music schedule on Event Post  (No event on Aug. 1).

SUNDAY, JULY 12

For recurring Church-related events,
Visit our Beelieve link.

Sunday, July 12 
Annual Massac County Youth Fair
8 a.m.
Youth Fairground, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis (near MCHS)
Youth from the 13 southernmost counties in Illinois bring their best projects and livestock to this show. Events: Tractor and machinery show – Tractor and machinery parade on fairgrounds. The event is free to spectators. For more information, call 618-524-7320. Fair runs through July 18th.  For details, see Fair Activity Schedule.

MONDAY, JULY 13

Monday, July 13
Annual Massac County Youth Fair
8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Youth Fairground, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis (near MCHS)
Youth from the 13 southernmost counties in Illinois bring their best projects and livestock to this show. Events: Dairy Cattle show – Goat Wether show – Goat show – Got Milk mustache contest – Dog show. The event is free to spectators. For more information, call 618-524-7320. Fair runs through July 18th.  For details, see Activity Schedule.

Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16  (Register by July 6th)
Saints’ Kids ELITE Camp
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus, 8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, Il.
For kids in 7th-9th grades. Fee is $10. Elite-Lead-Inspire-Tomorrow’s-Entrepreneurs. Kids will have four fun-filled days exploring the world of entrepreneurship. 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.

Monday, July 13 and Wednesday, July 15
Diabetes C
lass
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class with a certified diabetes instructor to assist with any questions or concerns about diabetes. Meeting will be held in 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 & Fourth Mondays (2015 holiday exceptions: Oct. 13)
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, JULY 14

Tuesday, July 14 
Annual Massac County Youth Fair
8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Youth Fairground, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis (near MCHS)
Youth from the 13 southernmost counties in Illinois bring their best projects and livestock to this show. Events: Watermelon Bust – Farm Follies – Food Auction. The event is free to spectators. For more information, call 618-524-7320. Fair runs through Sat. July 18th.  For details, see Activity Schedule.

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

Tuesday-Friday, July 14-17
Summer Youth Art Camp
9:30-10:30 a.m.  Ages 6-8
11 a.m.- noon. Ages 9-12
Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
Four art classes: Tuesday-Painting, Wednesday-Ceramics, Thursday–Fibers, and Friday–Printmaking. Cost is $20 per child per week (Tue.-Fri.) or $6 per child per day (if not registering for entire week).  Registration will remain open until session is full.  Classes are limited to 10 children per session. To register by phone, call 270-442-2453, or register in person at Yeiser Art Center. For information, visit 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.

Tuesday, July 14  (register by July 11th)
Library Craft: Pine Cone Zinnias
4 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
You can make Zinnias out of painted pine cones. Bring a round shallow bowl from home if you would like to make an arrangement out of your pine cones after they are painted. All other materials will be provided. You may want to wear old clothes, since we will be working with paint. This free program is intended for ages 18 and over. For information, contact Amanda Quint at library@cityofmetropolis.com or 618-524-4312 ext. 3.  Facebook Event

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, JULY 15

Third Wednesday
Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition
9:30 a.m.
Metropolis City Hall, 106 W. 5th St., Metropolis
The public is invited to attend and become involved in the process to understand and eliminate drug use in our community.  Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. For more information, contact Natalie Quint at 618-524-9368, ext. 212.

Third Wednesday
EEI Local 148 Retirees
11:30 a.m.
China House Buffet, 1201 E. 8th St., Metropolis
This group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

Wednesday, July 15
Chris MaGee sings for Red Hatters
11 a.m.
Golden Corral​,​ 2155 Reed Station Pkwy, Carbondale, Il.
The Little Egypt Red Hatters will present Chris MaGee to sing at their meeting. All ladies are invited to attend. ​You do not have to be a member. Ladies under 55 can wear pink hats, and ladies over 55 can wear red hats. ​For information​, contact ​Martha Schwegman at 618-638-4811.​

Third Wednesday
Massac County Interagency Council
11:30 a.m.
Pizza Hut, 2047 E 5th St., Metropolis
The meeting is open to the public and any service provider is welcome to attend. Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month usually held from noon to 12:30 pm. For more information, Call Celia Bachi at 618-524-2683.

Wednesday, July 15
Annual Massac County Youth Fair
2 p.m.
Youth Fairground, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis (near MCHS)
Youth from the 13 southernmost counties in Illinois bring their best projects and livestock to this show. Event: Children’s games. The event is free to spectators. For more information, call 618-524-7320. Fair runs through Sat. July 18th.  For details, see Activity Schedule.

THURSDAY, JULY 16

Thursday, July 16
Annual Massac County Youth Fair
8 a.m.
Youth Fairground, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis (near MCHS)
Youth from the 13 southernmost counties in Illinois bring their best projects and livestock to this show. Events: Swine show – Sheep show – Exhibit Hall open – Children’s games – Stick horse show – Greased Pig contest – Cow Pasture Plop. The event is free to spectators. For more information, call 618-524-7320. Fair runs through Sat. July 18th.  For details, see  Activity Schedule.

Thursday, July 16
Birthday Club: Sheep to Shawl Weaving
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Brenda Langford will be demonstrating the “Sheep to Shawl” weaving method. This method will show how a shawl is made from freshly sheered sheep wool, by preparing fiber, spinning yarn and weaving it into a garment. Refreshments served. For information, contact Nancy Oliver at 618-524-4312 or library@cityofmetropolis.com. Visit website.

Third Thursday every other month
City Council Planning Commission Meeting
1:30 p.m.
City Hall, 106 W. 5th St., Metropolis
Meetings will be held upstairs in the Council Room.

Third Thursday
Friends of Fort Massac
5 p.m.
Fort Massac Visitor’s Center, Fort Massac State Park
1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Supporters of Fort Massac State Park meet monthly to discuss projects and activities involving the park.  For information, call 618-524-9321 or 618-524-5956.  Facebook

Third Thursday
Amvets Post 132
6 p.m.
Girl Scout House, 1230 E. 7th St., Metropolis
Monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month.

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.

FRIDAY, JUNE 17

Friday, July 17
Annual Massac County Youth Fair
6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Youth Fairground, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis (near MCHS)
Youth from the 13 southernmost counties in Illinois bring their best projects and livestock to this show. Events: Free Country Breakfast – Beef Show – Children’s games – Exhibit Hall open – Cat show – Beef Night. The event is free to spectators. For more information, call 618-524-7320. Fair runs through Sat. 18th. For details, see Activity Schedule.

Friday, July 17
Red Cross Blood Drive
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Massac Memorial Hospital, 28 Chick St., Metropolis
Schedule your summer blood donation appointment today!  When you #ChooseYourDay and schedule through the #Re CrossBloodApp now through September 7, you’ll earn a Summertime Hope badge when you come for your donation. For details, see Event Post.

Friday, July 17
Kansas in Concert
7:15 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Kansas has spent than four decades as a part of the soundtrack of the lives of multiple generations of music lovers. They have reached a whole new audience through their presence on the video games, television shows and movies. films. Tickets start at $29. For information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 270-450-4444 or visit website.

SATURDAY, JULY 18

Third Saturday (Jan., March, May, July, Sept., Nov.)
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.

Saturday, July 18
Annual Massac County Youth Fair
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Youth Fairground, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis (near MCHS)
Youth from the 13 southernmost counties in Illinois bring their best projects and livestock to this show. Events: FFA Show – Exhibit Hall open – Market Swine show – Steer show – Wether show. The event is free to spectators. For more information, call 618-524-7320.  For details, see Activity Schedule.

Third Saturday
Massac County Genealogical Society
1 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library , 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
The society meets monthly in the basement of the Library.

Saturday, July 18  (register by July 15)
Crafting with Edna
4 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Edna will teach you how to make a crocheted necklace by using one simple stitch. Come make a trendy necklace, as well as learning a basic crochet technique, great for those wanting to learn to crochet. This free program is intended for ages 18 and up. For information, contact Amanda Quint at  library@cityofmetropolis.com or 618-524-4312 ext. 3.  Facebook Event

Saturday, July 18
Super Rock Saturday
7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Metropolis Elks Lodge, 104 W. 4th St., Metropolis
Veteran punk band Teenage Rehab will take the stage along with The Hi Fi Ninja and out of towners Godawfuls with Cannes Bellum and ((ZXEL)) rounding out the 5-band Super Rock Saturday Show. Tickets are $7 at the door and be sure to bring school supplies to donate to area schools. For information, contact Nathan McCruder at 270-845-1360 or paducahpromo@gmail.com.  Facebook Event.  See Event Post.

ON-GOING EVENTS ———-

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

Every Friday-Sunday, through July 11
Live Harness Racing 
2 p.m.
Bluegrass Downs, 150 Downs Dr., Paducah, Ky.
The 5/8-mile track hosts up to 10 daily races. The action continues throughout the year with simulcast racing in the clubhouse. For information, call 270-444-7117.  Website

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. 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.

Mondays-Fridays through, Aug. 14
Free Summer Lunch Program
11 a.m. – Noon, and Noon – 12:30 p.m.
First Missionary Baptist Church, 7th & Vienna sts., Metropolis
Operation Andrew will provide the lunches to children, ages infant to 18. The meals are funded through the US Dept. of Agriculture and administered by the IL State Board of Education.

Monday-Saturday through Oct. 31
Paducah Farmers’ 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.

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 Aug. 1:  Art Through the Lens, formerly known as Paducah Photo
Visit website


PLAN AHEAD
for these Upcoming Events —–

Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
July 17:  Kansas
July 19:  Crowder Band
Aug. 3:  Meet the Beatles
Visit website

Market House Theater Productions
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Aug. 14: Season Kickoff Fundraiser
Sept. 10-20:  Farce of Nature
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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