This Week’s Buzz Report

Monday-Friday, through Aug. 12
J-MG Elementary Registration
July 27 – Aug. 11, 8 a.m – 4 p.m.: New or non-registered students – New students register at the elementary school. Kindergarten students who did not pre-register in the Spring, should call at 618-543-7434 prior to Friday, Aug. 7th.
Aug. 12: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.:  Existing students – Buses will run and registration will be on this first half-day of school  with early dismissal at noon. For details, see Event Post.

Monday-Friday, through Aug. 12
J-MG Elementary Registration
July 27 – Aug. 11, 8 a.m – 4 p.m.: New or non-registered students – New students register at the elementary school. Kindergarten students who did not pre-register in the Spring, should call at 618-543-7434 prior to Friday, Aug. 7th.
Aug. 12: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.:  Existing students – Buses will run and registration will be on this first half-day of school  with early dismissal at noon. For details, see Event Post.


TUESDAY, JULY 28

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

Tuesday, July 28
SCC Enrollment Blitz

1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Shawnee College Metro Center, 5385 Industrial Park Rd., Metropolis
Staff will assist students interested in attending SCC with class scheduling, financial aid, testing, and other questions. No fee. There will be free hotdogs, popcorn, refreshments, and giveaways. Fall classes begin August 12th. For more information, contact Amanda Kirby at 618-634-3382 or amandak@shawneecc.edu. 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-Thursday, July 28-30
VBS at Mt. Sterling
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Mt. Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1780 Mt. Sterling Rd. Brookport, Il.
This year’s theme is Hilltop Heaven. Kickoff Sunday will feature games and food. For information or transportation, call the church at 618-564-2616.

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.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29

Monday, July 29
Queen of the Mississippi at the Port of Paducah
7 a.m. – 9:30 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, usually makes stops between July and November annually.

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
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.

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 30

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

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

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

Thursday, July 30
Metropolis Committee Meetings
City Hall, Council Chambers, 106 W. 5th St., Metropolis
1:00 p.m. Finance
1:30 p.m. Water, Light, and Street
Agenda will be updated as it becomes available.

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

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
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

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, JULY 31

Friday, July 31  – Saturday, Aug. 1
Yard Sale Weekend
City of Golconda, Illinois
Annual event held the 1st weekend in August. For more information, call 618-683-6246.

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 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. For upcoming events, see Event Post. Tonight’s music provided by Stephanie Woods.

Friday, July 31
Project Hope MidSummer Night Trivia
7 p.m.
Robert Cherry Civic Center, 2701 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Come for fun, food and festivities while testing your trivia skills. Doors open at 6 p.m. Entry for teams of six is $90 ($15 per person). 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be awarded.  All proceeds from the event will go to support our fur-babies at Project Hope. Outside food and drink welcome. For details, see Event Post.

Every Friday
Paducah International Raceway Racing
7:30 p.m.
4445 Shemwell Lane, Paducah, Ky.
Regular show: Modified, Crate Late Model, B-Mod, Street Stock, 4 Cyl, Junior Mini Sprint. Racing season runs from April 24 – October 9. Website

Friday, July 31
Glow for the Goal 5K Run/Walk
8 p.m. Registration
9-11 p.m. Race
American Cancer Society, 4503 W DeYoung in Marion, Il.
The race takes place at night and participants light up the course with glow sticks and accessories of your choosing and after the race, participants are treated to a post-race party with snacks, a DJ, a photo booth and awards. Participants will be able to select which Relay For Life event and/or team they would like their registration to benefit. The funds raised will support groundbreaking cancer research, education and prevention programs, and critical services for people facing cancer. For details, see Event Post.

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

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1

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.

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

Saturday, Aug. 1
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.

Saturdays, Aug. 1 and Aug. 8
Smashin Summer Saturdays in Paducah
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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.

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

Saturday, Aug. 1
Back to School Bash
2:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Come for a last hurrah, to bid summer farewell, and bring in the new school year. This annual event has a special guest, magician Cal Kotter.  There will be some snacks and a few small prizes. This program is free of charge and all kids ages 5-13 are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Library at 618-524-4312. Event Post.

Saturday, Aug. 1
Live on the River and Big Brown Truck Pull
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Broadway from 3rd to River, Paducah, Ky.
Live music and the Big Brown Truck Pull for Special Olympics. Carriage Rides available for a fee. For information, visit website.

SUNDAY, AUG. 2

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, AUG. 3

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.

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. 

Friday, Aug. 3 – Monday, Aug. 10
MCHS Registration
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Wed. Aug. 5:  Juniors and Seniors, 9-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.
Thu. Aug. 6:  Sophomores, 9-11 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.
Fri. Aug. 7:  Freshmen, last names A-L, 8:30-11 a.m.
last names M-Z, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Mon. Aug. 10:  New students, or students who could not register on their assigned day.
For details, see Event Post.

Monday-Friday, Aug. 3-7 and Wed. Aug. 12
J-MG Jr. High/Sr. High Registration

Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Register new students – check schedules, and make recommendations. Records will be requested from previous school.
Aug. 12, 8-9:30 a.m.  Existing students – Buses will run on first half day of school. Students will register in their home rooms. Early dismissal at noon. For details, see Event Post.

Every Monday, through August 10
Community Grown Vegetables Distribution
10 a.m. – 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 from members’ gardens. For more information, call 618-524-8681.

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, Aug. 3
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.

First Monday
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, Aug. 3 and Aug. 10
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 

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.

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. While construction is going on, use the side entrance.

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.

TUESDAY, AUG. 4

Tuesday, Aug. 4 or Thursday, Aug. 6
Metropolis Elementary Registration
Tue: 10 a.m. –  1 p.m.
Thu: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Parents of new and returning students, kindergarten through 8th grade, should register their students at all Massac Unit One buildings. 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. For details, see Event Post.

Tuesday, Aug. 4
Beekeeping
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
McCracken County Cooperative Extension, 2705 Olivet Church Rd., Paducah, Ky.
City, State: Paducah, KY
Beekeeper, Jim Gould will present a program on the importance of honey bees as pollinator of food crops.  He will discuss the beekeeper’s calendar (monthly management suggestions), beekeeping equipment and habitat, and how to become a beekeeper.  He will also offer an overview of pests and, bee safety. No fee or registration required. For information, contact Kathy Wimberley at 270-554-9520 or kathryn.wimberley@uky.edu.

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

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.

Tuesday, Aug. 4
Lucy Jefferson Lewis “New Light on an Old Story” 200 year old myth/truth revealed
7 p.m.
Murray State, Paducah Campus, 4430 Sunset Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Tommy Thompson recounts the life story of Lucy Jefferson (sister of President Thomas Jefferson) and her family in Livingston County and reveal a secret about where she was really buried. For details, see Facebook Event. Free event held in the CSI Auditorium. Come early and enjoy refreshments in the atrium. Sponsored by the Metropolis Public Library and Paducah chapter of DAR. For information, contact Nancy OIiver at the Library at 618-524-4312 or library@cityofmetropolis.com.

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, AUGUST 5

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

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

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

Thursday, Aug. 6
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: Genesis; National artist: Tee Dee Young Blues Band.  Event Post

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

Friday, August 7 – Saturday, Aug. 8
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, August 7
Annual ACS Gospel Benefit
7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Entertainment will be The Talley’s of east Tennessee and Mount Vernon violinist, Polly Launay. There is no admission; however a love offering will be collected with 100% of the proceeds to benefit cancer research. For information, call 618-524-5601.

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

Friday, Aug. 7
Movies in the Park: Earth to Echo
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.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

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.

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

Saturday, August 8
Wildflower Walk at Bell Smith Springs
11 a.m.

Bell Smith Springs, Ozark, Il.
Meet at the parking lot and trailhead. While hiking in Shawnee National Forest, you can learn about the basics of plant identification and will be provided handouts about plant identification terminology, field guides and web resources, along with information on invasive species. Hike will last up to 4 hours. No previous experience is necessary. For details, see Event Post.

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, Aug. 8
Music in the  Gazebo: Smashin Summer Saturday Nights
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Downtown Gazebo – 2nd & Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
The summer nights will be filled with a variety of tunes from River Jazz, Polka, Dixieland, Christian Rock and more. Bring your lawn chair and come enjoy the tunes. For information, call Melinda Winchester at 270-444-8690 or mwinchester@paducahky.gov.   Event Post

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

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, AUGUST 10

Monday, Aug. 10
Red Cross Blood Drive
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent form). Height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger.  For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. For details, see Event Post.

Monday, Aug. 10 and Wednesday, Aug. 12
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.

Monday, Aug. 10 and Wednesday, Aug. 12
Relaxing from Within
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class designed to help expectant mothers become familiar with relaxation techniques. Participants are asked to bring a blanket, pillow and support person. Phone 270-575-2229 for more information.

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

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

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ON-GOING EVENTS ———-

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.

Mondays-Fridays, through Aug. 14
Free Summer Meals, ages infant to 18
Metropolis Elementary
, 1015 Filmore St., Metropolis
8 a.m.-11 a.m. Breakfast
11 a.m.- noon  Lunch
First Missionary Baptist Church, 7th & Vienna, Metropolis
11 a.m.- noon, and Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Monday-Friday, July 1-31
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 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.

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.

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

National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson St., Paducah, Ky.
Through Aug. 22:  A Small Miracle of a Southern Island: Quilts of Caohagan
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.
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.

There’s always something to do!
Click here for listing of recurring events
More Events in August
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