This Week’s Buzz Report

MCHS Sports Line-up
Sep. 7, 6 p.m. – Patriot JV Football at Carterville
Sep. 11, 7 p.m. – Patriots at Matoon Invitational
See Athletic Calendar for cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball


Every Friday-Saturday
Live Music at Harrah’s
9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
The Spazmatics will perform in Signature Bar in casino. Details  will be posted when available on Event Post.


Friday, Sept. 4 through Sunday, Sept. 6
Annual Cache River Days
All Day
City Park in Ullin, Illinois
Enjoy guided canoe tours through the Cache River Wetlands and get an intimate look at ancient bald cypress trees while experiencing the sights and sounds of one of the largest remaining wetland resources in Illinois. Reserve your spot beginning Aug. 5th, by calling 618-634-2231. Vendors, food, music, parade, and lots more going on. For details, see Event Post.

Through Monday, Sept. 7
DuQuoin State Fair
Fairgrounds, 655 Executive Dr., Duquoin, Il.
Each day of the fair has it’s own unique theme. Come and enjoy each days activities as they revolve around that days theme. Or, search though the database to find when your favorite act or event is scheduled. See Website for details on entertainment, including Colt Ford and Trace Adkins, and other events.

Saturday, Sept. 5 – Monday, Sept. 7
40th Annual Kentucky Western Waterland Arts & Crafts Festival
Little Lake Park, Grand Rivers, Ky.
Over 100 different artisan and craftsman booths. Food, and live musical entertainment available while you watch artist demonstrations. $1 admission for walk-ins or $3 per car if parking in park’s lot. For details, see Event Post.

Every Saturday through Oct. 31
Metropolis Farmer’s Market
7 a.m. – noon
8th and Market sts., Metropolis
Area farmers are encouraged to set up and sell their goods. For information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 618-524-2714.

1st 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

1st Saturday 
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.

1st 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

Saturday, Sept. 5
Pepper Fest
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Darn Hot Peppers, Rancho Bella Vista, 827 Vines Rd in Cobden, Illinois
Walk the pepper field and see many varieties of hot peppers in bloom, meet the vendors and see who makes the best hot/spicy food, visit the Pepper Farm Store and select your favorite salsa, jellies, spices and pepper products. For information, call Jerry at 618-893-1443 or email at   Website

Saturday-Sunday, through Sept. 5-7
Metropolis City Pool
Sat.  Noon-5 p.m.
Sun.  1-5 p.m.
Mon. 1-5 p.m. (Labor Day is last day)
312 W. 4th St., Metropolis
Weekends only throughout the season. $1.50 Admission – 5 years and under are Free. For details, see Event Post.

Saturday, Sept. 5
Elks Benefit Ribs Dinner
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Elks Lodge, 104 W. 4th St., Metropolis
Dinner includes with ribs and all the fixings. Ribs can be served by the dinner or by the slab. All proceeds benefit the Elks National Foundation Scholarship Fund. Everyone is invited.

Saturday, Sept. 5
Mud Race in Vienna
7 p.m.
Vienna Ball Park, west side of town off IL 146, Vienna, Il.
Racers will battle to see who has the fastest 4-wheel drive truck. This is a family event. Admission is $7 per person, and children  under 3 are free. Concessions will be available.


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

Sunday, Sept. 6
Brookport First Baptist Homecoming
9:30 a.m.
Brookport First Baptist Church, Brookport, Il.
Special singing by The Moreheads during Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., followed by preaching by Bro. Doug Morrow at 10:30 a.m. Potluck luncheon will be served with chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn on the cob and rolls. Attendees are asked to bring something to finish out the meal or desserts.

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, Sept. 7
Labor Day Closings
Many office and businesses will be closed, including banks, government offices, including area post offices and some retail businesses. Massac Unit One and Joppa Maple Grove school districts will be closed. Trash pick-up will run one day late the week starting on the 7th.

Monday, Sept. 7
Benefit Breakfast
7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
First United Methodist Church, 5th & Ferry sts., Metropolis
Venture Crew 101, sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 101, will host the breakfast  before the Labor Day parade. All donations will be accepted and everyone is invited.

1st 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.

1st 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, Sept. 7
Labor Day Celebration Weekend
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Downtown by Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
The parade will follow Broadway starting at 14th Street and head toward downtown and turn left at 2nd Street until it disbands at Madison Street. Picnic, barbecue, arts and crafts, flea market and live music will be at various locations. For information, call 800-PADUCAH.

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, Sept. 7
Metropolis Labor Day Celebration
10 a.m. to dusk
Massac County Courthouse, 1 Superman Sq., Metropolis
Parade starts at the courthouse at 10 a.m. All units should be in position between 9-9:30 a.m. The parade will proceed down 5th Street to Fort Massac.  Free musical entertainment at the park. Concessions will be available for purchase an attendees are asked to bring their lawn chairs. For information, call 618-524-9202.

1st Monday
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
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.

1st 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 

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.

1st 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 

1st Monday
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 (and next 3 Mondays)
Introduction to Social Ballroom Dancing
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Paducah Dance Academy, 6650 Old Cairo Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Waltz, tango, foxtrot, cha-cha, rumba, salsa, hustle, and swing are just a few of the dances taught in this class. During the month, two dances are selected. Students will learn through demonstration, discussion, and dancing the basic figures of each dance, and also how to communicate through dancing the roles of leader/follower, to make dancing easier and more understandable.  Partners not required, but recommended. Cost is $25 per person for the month (four Monday classes, an hour each).  For details, see Event Post.

1st Monday
Massac County Historical Society: Galapagos program
6 p.m.
Metropolis Library. 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis.
Meeting has moved to the basement in library this month. John Schwegman will present a program on the Galapagos. Everyone is invited to attend, and refreshments will be served. The society will have a short business meeting after the program.

Every Monday
Monday Night Live
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.


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, Sept. 8
Disabled Americans Veterans Assistance
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
DAV Miles Meredith Chapter 7, 1133 Murray Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Disabled Americans Veterans Mobile Service Office offers veterans answers on benefits and services that are available. Counseling and claim filing assistance will be offered. For information, call 502-566-4482.

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

2nd 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

2nd 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.

2nd 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 includes: Grant Review, Ohio River Scenic Byway (ORSB) Website Development – Discussions on Marketing Plan (Section 3) – Discuss and/or approve Budget and name change.

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.  Cost is $35 per month. For information, call 270-331-0903.

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.

2nd Tuesday
Girl Scout Leaders Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Girl Scout House, 1230 E. 7th St., Metropolis

2nd 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.

2nd 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.

2nd 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.

2nd 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, Sept. 9 – Sept. 23
Pink Glove Dance Video Voting Period
See after Sept. 9 to view the Baptist Health Paducah video for breast cancer awareness and share with your friends. You can vote once daily via e-mail to show your support. The top winners are awarded cash prizes for breast cancer education.

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

2nd Wednesday
Massac County Chamber of Commerce
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  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 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
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Janet Foster, instructor. No charge. 618-524-1696.

Thursday, Sept. 10
Renew Metropolis Committee Meeting
11 a.m.
City Hall, Council Room upstairs, 106 West 5th St., Metropolis
Public in invited to attend meeting in Council Chambers. Reports include: Max Russell has a potential client interested in housing with a down payment; also he will invite a person in the Paducah area with information to help us.

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, Sept. 10
Make Vanilla Pumpkin Sugar Scrub
4 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Give yourself silky, smooth skin by making this simply yummy sugar scrub. Intended for ages 18 and up. Please register by Tuesday, September 8th. Facebook Event

Thursday, Sept. 10
Zoning Board of Appeals Public Hearing

City Hall, Council Chambers, 106 W. 5th St., Metropolis
5:30 p.m.
The meeting will be held in the Council Room upstairs to hear public comments on a request from Massac Memorial Hospital for a special use permit allowing the construction of a garage structure to house ambulances. The property to be discussed is lot 51 of Memorial Heights. For details, see Event Post.

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.

Every Thursday
6:30 p.m. – 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

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, Sept. 10-13, and 17-20
Farce of Nature

Market House Theater, 141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
2:30 p.m. Sunday, and Saturday 19th
7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday
A brand new farce comedy from the writing trio whose hits The Dixie Swim Club and The Hallelujah Girls delighted MHT audiences with southern and rural characters.  Set at the Reel ‘Em Inn, which used to be the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks.  Tickets are $20. For details information, visit website.


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.

Friday, Sept. 11
Patriotic Necklace Craft
4 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Come and make a fun red, white, and blue craft. Celebrating Patriots’ Day by making awesome Patriotic Necklaces.  All materials will be provided.  This free program is intended for kids ages 5 and up.  Please register by Saturday, Sept. 5th. For information, contact Ms. Angie at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or  See Facebook event.

Friday, Sept. 11
Fridays @ 5
5 p.m. – Sunset
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Last event of this season. 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. For upcoming events, see Event Post. Tonight’s R & B music provided by Corbin Snardon.

Friday, Sept. 11
Ron White: Nutcracker Tour
7:15 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, and is now a Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor. White has always been a classic storyteller. His stories relay tales from his real life, ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas to sharing stories of his daily life to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America. Tickets start at $49. For information, visit website.

Every Friday
Paducah International Raceway Racing
7:30 p.m.
4445 Shemwell Lane, Paducah, Ky.
Fan Appreciation Night: 1/2 price admission and Driver Meet & Greet.  ADMISSION + DRIVER MEET & GREET. (Modified, Crate Late Model, B-Mod, Street Stock, 4 Cyl, Junior Mini Sprint) Racing season runs from April 24 – October 9. 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  will be posted when available on Event Post.


2nd & 4th 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, Sept. 12
Annual Corvettes on the River Charity Show
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Riverfront at 2nd & Jefferson, Paducah, Ky.
There will be trophies, club competitions, 50/50 drawing, vendors, door prizes, silent auction and food. The show will benefit Cassidy’s Cause Therapeutic Riding Academy, which offers those with disabilities the opportunity to grow and develop through activities while on a horse.

Saturday, Sept. 12
Annual Arts in the Park in Vienna
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Vienna City Park, Vienna, Il.
This cultural event includes vendors, artisans, crafters and live music. BBQ, hot dogs and soft drinks will be available to purchase. No charge for parking or vendor spaces. For information, cal  Cara Webb at 618-995-2592.

2nd 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. Usually meet monthly on the 2nd Saturday. For more information call 618-524-4712.  Facebook.

Saturday, Sept. 12
Murphysboro Riverside Blues Festival
Riverside Park Band Shell, 2610 West Riverside Park Rd., Murphysboro, Il.
11 a.m.
There will be bands featuring over eight hours of a truly American art form – the Blues – from Chicago, St. Louis, and Memphis. The first band begins playing at Noon with the headliners beginning at approximately 6 pm. Wineries and fine artists will display and sell their works.  Other food and beverage concessionaires will be available. No outside food or drinks are allowed. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. For information call 618-684-6421.

2nd 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.


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

Sunday, Sept. 13 through Saturday, Sept. 19
Murphysboro Apple Festival
All day
Theme: The Magic of Appletime. Daily entertainment, food, music, parade, carnival and much more. Schedule of events posted on website. For more information, call 618-684-3200.

Sunday, Sept. 13
Fish Fry Benefit for Mark Kennedy
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Cross, 2601 North Ave., Metropolis
Fish Fry Benefit to raise funds to assist Mark Kennedy with expenses associated with extensive chemotherapy. Menu includes: fried catfish, hush puppies, french fries, cole slaw, baked beans, desserts, beverages. Breads by Ellen also available. Freewill donations accepted. For information, contact Pastor David Deem at 618-524-4628 or


2nd 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 or  Website

2nd Monday and following Wednesday
Diabetes Class
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.

2nd 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.

2nd 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.

2nd & 4th 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 updated as soon as information becomes available.

Monday, Sept. 14
Brahms’ 2nd Piano Concerto
7:30 p.m.
Paducah Symphony Orchestra, 760 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
Fabio Bidini on piano. Tickets start at $19.  Visit website.


Tuesday, Sept. 15
Queen of the Mississippi at the Port of Paducah
All day
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, usually makes stops between July and November every year. Steamboat arrives at 1 a.m. on Tuesday, and departs at 3 a.m. on Wednesday.  For other dates, see Event Post.

3rd Tuesday
Library Birthday Club & Special Program
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
10:30 a.m.
Metropolis Public Library will host special programs/speakers on the third Tuesday of each month and will celebrate birthdays for senior patrons. There will be treats, games and suprises for all. Refreshments and part favors available.  Program announcements for Oct. and Nov. All program ideas or suggestions for 2016 will be discussed. The program is free. For information, contact Nancy at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or

Tuesday, Sept. 15
Hope Unlimited Annual Gala
5:30 p.m.
Julian Carroll Convention Center, 1 Executive Blvd., Paducah
Buffet catered dinner starts off the evening. During the night, super heroes will be revealed and super powers will be revealed, and super powers will be on display. Comedian Mike Williams makes a comeback visit. Event is free, but it is a donation based dinner. Seats and tables of 8 may be reserved by contacting 270-442-1166 or Gala will benefit Hope Unlimited Family Care Centers in Metropolis and Paducah.

3rd Tuesday
Amvets Post 132 Ladies Auxiliary
6 p.m.
Girl Scout House, 1230 E. 7th St., Metropolis
Monthly meeting is held at the Girl Scout located off East Fifth Street near Sonic.

3rd Tuesday
Cancerport Breast Cancer Support Group
6 p.m.
Baptist Health Imaging Center, 2705 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for those diagnosed with breast cancer and living in recovery. Phone 270-442-1310 for more information.

3rd Tuesday
Library Board of Trustees Meeting

7 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St. Metropolis
Public is encouraged to attend the open meeting in the library’s meeting room. For information, email or visit website.


Wednesday, Sept. 16 through Saturday, Sept. 19
Murphysboro Apple Festival
All day
Theme: The Magic of Appletime. Daily entertainment, food, music, parade, carnival and much more. Schedule of events posted on website. For more information, call 618-684-3200.

3rd 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.

3rd 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.

3rd 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.


Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 17-19
Antique Gas & Steam Engine Show
Carson Park, 300 N. 30th St., Paducah, Ky.
Antique steam engines highlight this annual event, complete with tractor pulls, pulling teams, arts and crafts, wheat threshing, parade, pony rides, petting zoo, flea market,  and barbecue. Admission is $4 for adults, and children under 12 are free when accompanied with an adult. For information, call 270-564-0227.

Thursday, Sept. 17
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.

Thursday, Sept. 17
Learn Basic Crochet with Edna
4 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Let Edna teach you how to crochet! This program will take place on September 17th at 4:00 pm. Intended for ages 18 and up. Please register by September 15th.  Facebook Event

3rd 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

3rd 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.


Friday-Sunday, September 18-20
Civil War Weekend
Anna Arts Center, 125 W Davie St, Anna, Il.
There will be speakers and exhibits which include Civil War Era guns and quilts, Civil War Re-enactors, Civil War Era Memorabilia, Music, Exhibit Contest, Kirkpatrick Pottery, and Children Activities. Also feature is the play “The Women in Abraham Lincoln’s Life” and Lincoln’s Footsteps historical bus tour. For details, see Event Post.

Friday, Sept 18
Movies in the Park: Cinderella (2015)
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. Schedule listed on Event Post.


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 Oct. 13:  A Small Miracle of a Southern Island: Quilts of Caohagan
Through Nov. 11:  To Honor and Comfort: Quilts of Valor
Ongoing:  Oh WOW! Miniature Quilts

PAPA Gallery
124 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.

Yeiser Art Center
Yeiser Art Center, Market House Square, Paducah, Ky.
Through Sept. 23:  Shayukou: the Paintings, by Paul Lorenz

for these Upcoming Events —–

Carson Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Sep. 11:  Ron White
Sep. 19:  Dark Side of the Wall
Visit website

Clemens Fine Arts Center
4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky
Through Sept. 25:  PSAD Annual Faculty Exhibition
Visit website.

Music @ the MAC
Maiden Alley Cinema, 112 Maiden Alley, Paducah, Ky.
Sep. 3:  Lew Jetton and Alonso Pennington
Sep. 19:  Woody Pines
Sep. 30:  Miracles of Modern Science
Visit website.

Market House Theater
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Sep. 10: Farce of Nature
Visit website.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra
760 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
Sept. 14:  Brahms’ 2nd Piano Concerto
Oct. 3:  Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony
Nov. 7:  Mahler’s 1st Symphony
Dec. 12:  A Christmas Celebration
Feb. 20:  Sibeluis’ Violin Concerto
Mar. 12:  Pictures at an Exhibition
Apr. 16:  Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

There’s always something to do!
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