This Week’s Buzz Report

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30

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

Monday-Saturday
Paducah Downtown Farmer’s Market
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
2nd and Monroe streets, Paducah, Ky.
Farmers offer fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cut flowers, potted plants, breads and pastries, cow’s milk cheeses, eggs and honey. Open through November 22.  Website

Monday-Friday, July 28 – Aug. 8
Shawnee College Metro Center, Advisement and Enrollment for Classes
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Shawnee College Metro Center, 5385 Industrial Park Rd., Metropolis
Students and potential students can ask questions about various degrees and register for classes. Information on financial aid, testing, etc. will be given and problems involving getting to class or the educational process is discussed. No fee. For more information, contact Faye Joyner-Keene at 618-524-3003 ext. 4001 or Hayley Story at 618-524-3003 ext. 4003 or hayleys@shawneecc.edu. Website

Through Friday, Aug. 8
Maple Grove Elementary School Registration
8 a.m.-4 p.m
Maple Grove Elementary, 1698 Grand Chain Rd., Metropolis
Students that are new to the district should try to pick up and return registration papers, birth certificates, physical and immunizations forms between July 28 and August 8. Textbook rental fee is $20. Free and reduced applications for cafeteria meals will also be available. Visit website for enrollment requirements, school supply list and more information.

Through Friday, Aug. 8
Joppa-Maple Grove School Registration
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Joppa Jr./Sr. High School, 911 Joppa North Ave Joppa, Il.
Students that are new to the district should pick up and return registration papers, birth certificates, physical and immunizations forms between July 28 and August 8. Textbook rental fee is $20.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 30
Shawnee Community College Enrollment Blitz
1-6 p.m.
Shawnee Metro Center, 5385 Industrial Park Rd., Metropolis
Enroll for classes, apply for financial aid, and speak with an advisor. Free hotdogs, popcorn and giveaways. For more information, call 618-634-3200 or 618 524-3003. Also available on main campus on July 30th.  Website

Wednesday, July 30 through Friday, Aug. 1
World War II Planes at Barkley Airport
Wed. 2-5 p.m.
Thu. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri. 9 a.m.-noon
Barkley Regional Airport, Midwest Aviation, 200 Hardy Roberts Dr., Paducah, Ky.
The Collings Foundation’s “Wings of Freedom Tour is your chance to see, tour, and possibly take flight in three of the most important aircraft to fly in WWII. These planes are fully restored and flying pieces of history. Crews will be on hand to answer questions, as you will be able to get up close and personal with each of these aircraft. Walk through tours of the aircraft are $12 for adults, and $6 for children 12 and under for access to all of the aircraft. WWII Veterans get into the ground tours at no charge. Flight experiences start at $400 per person. For more information, see Flyer Post,  Facebook Page or Website

Through Thursday, July 31
Youth Summer Feeding Program
4-5:15 p.m.
Mt. Horeb Church, 906 Pearl St., Metropolis
Sack lunches will be provided for ages 1-18.

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

Through Friday, Aug. 1
Community Christian Vacation Bible School
5:30-8 p.m.
Community Christian Church, 1150 Country Club Rd., Metropolis
Supper will be served. Closing program will be on Friday at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited. Buses will be available for pick up by calling the church at 618-524-8694.

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

THURSDAY, JULY 31

Thursday, July 31
Youth Life Skills Camp
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Mt. Horeb Church, 906 Pearl St., Metropolis
This learning/exploring life skills camp is for ages 6-13. The camp is free and will offer a light breakfast, lunch and a light snack. For more information, call 270-994-5386.

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

Every Thursday
Weaver Creek Food Pantry
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Weaver Creek Baptist Church, 2748 North Ave., Metropolis
The church will open their food pantry on Thursdays in the fellowship hall at the back of the church. Anyone in need of food is encouraged to stop by.

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

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

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

Every Thursday
Ohio River Squadron of Civil Air Patrol
6 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. East 3rd St., Metropolis
The squadron specializes in the cadet program and studies radio-controlled aircraft, model rockets and basic astronomy.  Teenagers, ages 12-18, and adults are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Gregory at gregvmetroipad@gmail.com.

Thursday, July 31
Save the Massac
6 p.m.
Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, 607 Market St., Metropolis
Anyone interested in joining the effort to save the Massac Theater is welcome to attend.  Group is planning fundraisers and other activities to restore the historic theater.  Facebook

Thursday, July 31 through Saturday, Aug. 2
Victory Full Gospel Vacation Bible School
Thu-Fri: 6-8:30 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Victory Full Gospel Church, 2795 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
For ages Pre-K through 6th grade. Saturday is Family Fun Day. Everyone is welcome.

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

Every Thursday
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.

Thursday, July 31
Young Elks Club
6:30-8 p.m.
Metropolis Elks Lodge, 104 W. 4th St., Metropolis
Any young person ages 12-20 years, is welcome to join the Young Elks.  The group plans and hosts various events to help out in the community. Meetings are held every other Thursday. For more information, contact Patty Henry at 404-683-2616.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1

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

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

Monday-Friday, Aug. 1-8
Shawnee College Metro Center, Advisement and enrollment for classes
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Shawnee College Metro Center, 5385 Industrial Park Rd., Metropolis
Students and potential students come ask questions about various degrees and register for classes. Information on financial aid, testing, etc. is given and problems involving getting to class or the educational process is discussed. No fee. For more information, contact Faye Joyner-Keene at 618-524-3003 ext. 400l or Hayley Story at 618-524-3003 ext. 4003 or hayleys@shawneecc.eduWebsite

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

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

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

Friday, Aug. 1
Ribbons & Beau’s Boutique Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Noon
Ribbons & Beau’s Boutique, 905 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Everyone is invited to come and celebrate the grand opening for Ribbons & Beau’s Boutique. Sponsored by the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce.

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

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

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

Friday, Aug. 1
Western United Cherokee Cultural Meeting
7-9 p.m.
Vienna, Illinois
Cultural nights are held to teach about native culture, current events, history, and spirituality. Speakers and subjects vary monthly. Refreshments or a ‘pot luck’ are always available, and all are welcome regardless of age or ethnicity. The meeting is held the first Friday of each month, normally at the Vienna Public library. Please call to confirm time, date and location, 618-922-3273.

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

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

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

Saturday, Aug. 2
Men’s Conference 
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m
Caledonia Community Church, 10076 State Hwy 37, Olmsted, Il.
Men’s Bible Conference with Evangelist Steve Pigott as keynote speaker. Lunch will be served. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds will benefit Caledonia Christian Academy. For more information, contact Dean Hamilton at 618-521-5214 or dham9726@hotmail.com.

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

Every Saturday through Aug. 2
Smashin’ Summer Saturdays in Paducah
9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Free Carriage Rides to and from Farmers’ Market and Market Square from 10-2 p.m., weather permitting. Shoppers will be able to enjoy downtown restaurants and shop at the sidewalk sales at participating businesses. Enjoy live music at the Gazebo from 10 a.m.-noon and from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Melinda Winchester at 270-444-8690 or visit website.

Sunday, Aug. 2
Oak Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Homecoming
10 a.m.
Oak Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 3973 Oak Grove Rd., Metropolis
An all-day service will celebrate the 63rd annual homecoming. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11 a.m. Speaker will be Rev. Robert Meadows. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m., and afternoon worship will be at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.

Saturday, Aug. 2
Southern Illinois Spinners and Weavers Guild
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis, Il.
Artists include knitters, spinners, weavers, crocheters, felters, and other fiber arts. Feel free to join in or just come and watch. New members are welcome and there is no cost to join guild or to attend gatherings. Meetings are once a month on the first Saturday. For more information, call 618-524-9321.  Facebook

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

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

SUNDAY, AUG. 3

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

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

MONDAY, AUG. 4

Monday, Aug. 4
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, Aug. 4
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, Aug. 4
Baptist Health Arthritis Support Group
Noon-1 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for people living with arthritis. Meeting held in Baptist Heart Center conference room. For more information, call 270-575-2721.

Monday, Aug. 4
Baptist Health Stroke Support Group
3-4:30 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. Meeting held in Baptist Heart Center conference room. Phone Mary Legge at 270-575-2880 to register.

Monday, Aug. 4
Gluten Informational Meeting
Chiropractic Works, 723 Market St., Metropolis
5-6 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

Monday-Friday, Aug. 4-8
Kid’s Crusade in Brookport
Mon: 5-8 p.m. (park)
Tue.-Fri: 6-8 p.m. (church)
Brookport Church of God, 4th & George streets, Brookport, Il.
Brookport Community Park, Brookport, Il.
For children ages 5-12. Kickoff party on Monday will be at the park and offer face painting, bounce house, cornhole, basketball contest and more. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served. For more information, call 618-564-2264 or 618-564-2510.

Mondays, Aug. 4 and Aug. 11
Baptist Health Prepared Childbirth Classes
5-8 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. Classes held in Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

Monday, Aug. 4
Be Heart Smart
6-7 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

Monday, Aug. 4 (and next 3 Mondays)
Introduction to Ballroom Dancing
6-7 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

Monday, Aug. 4
Massac County Historical Society
6:30 p.m.
Elijah P. Curtis Home, 405 Market St., Metropolis.
Anyone interested in history is invited to attend the free meeting.

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

TUESDAY, AUG. 5

Tuesday, Aug. 5
4-H Electricity Workshop
8:30 a.m.-noon
Massac County Extension Office, 1438 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Youth, ages 8-12, are encouraged to attend and learn basic electricity, such as how things work, like batteries, switches and circuits. An electrical project will be provided and youth will learn important safety information from experienced linemen. To reserve a spot, call 618-524-2270.

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

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

Tuesday, Aug. 5 or Thursday, Aug. 7
Massac County Elementary and Junior High Registration
Tue: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thu: 5-7 p.m.
Massac Unit One schools
Kindergarten through 8th grade students can register at their school. Parents of new and returning students should register during this time. Before registering at their school building, new students must first prove residency with Lisa Monkman at the Massac School Board Office located at 401 Metropolis Street in Metropolis. New students will also need to bring a valid, state-issued birth certificate. Physical forms are required for all new students, and returning kindergarten and sixth grade. Blood lead screenings are required of children below the age of 6 if they have not been previously screened. Book rent for elementary students is $17. Cafeteria account deposits should also be made at this time. Free and reduced applications will also be available.  Unit One School District is also encouraging parents to share their cell phone numbers for emergency contact information as well as their email addresses, if available.

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

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

Tuesday, Aug. 5
Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition Annual Meeting
6 p.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. For more information, contact Natalie Quint at 618-524-9368, ext. 212.

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

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

Tuesday, Aug. 5
Project Hope Humane Society
6:30 p.m.
Regular monthly meeting.  For time and place, call 618-524-8939 or 618-524-7709.

Tuesday, Aug. 5
Heartland Christian Home Educators of Illinois
6:30-8 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 Patti Eichorn at 618-524-3469.

Tuesday, Aug. 5
American Legion Post 306
7 p.m.
321 Market St., Metropolis
Monthly meeting.

Tuesday, Aug. 5
Mental Illness Support Group
7-8 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, AUG. 6

Wednesday, Aug. 6 through Friday, August 8
Massac County High School Registration 
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Juniors & Seniors, Wed. 9-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.
Sophomores, Thurs. 9-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.
Freshmen, Fri. whose last names are from A-L, 8:30-11 a.m.  Freshmen whose last names are from M-Z, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
During registration, students will need to pay their book rent of $20 or fill out a waiver. Student drivers will also need to purchase a parking pass. Students will then receive their schedule of classes, temporary ID badge and student insurance information. Website

Wednesdays, Aug. 6 and 13
Community Grown Vegetables Distribution
10-11 a.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
There will be a short devotional at 10 a.m. and then people can choose what they want from the picked-and ready vegetables grown from members’ gardens. For more information, call 618-524-8681.

Wednesday, Aug.6
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 contact Terrin Hayes at 618-524-4312.  Website

Wednesday, Aug. 6
Big John Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
1 p.m.
Big John, 1200 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Everyone is invited to come and celebrate Big John’s grand reopening. Sponsored by the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, Aug. 6
VFW Post 3847
7 p.m.
American Legion, 4th and Market streets, Metropolis
Monthly meeting.  Potential members are always welcome.

THURSDAY, AUG. 7

Thursday, Aug. 7 through Wednesday, Aug. 13
Eighth of August Emancipation Celebration
Robert Coleman Park, W.C. Young Community Center and other Paducah locations
African Americans pay tribute to their heritage with memorial service, homecoming picnic, salute to Black Music, golf tournament and fashion show. Special events will provide a means of inspiration through reflection on a history of achievements. Schedule to be announced. For more information, call 800-PADUCAH.  Website

Thursday, Aug. 7
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. 7
Evening Upstairs: Breaking Down Barriers
6 p.m.
McCracken County Public Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Meet and Greet with special guest, Dennis “Bose” Biddle, former Negro League Baseball pitcher. At 7 p.m., Pee Wee Reese, Catalyst of Baseball Integration, will be portrayed by Dick Usher, retired educational psychology professor, Murray State University. Meeting held in the 2nd floor meeting room. Free and open to the public. Website

FRIDAY, AUG. 8

Friday, Aug. 8
Shawn Klush & The Sweet Inspirations
7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Shawn Klush with special guests Cody Slaughter, Elvis’ drummer, DJ Fontana, The Sweet Inspirations and Elvis’ favorite gospel family, The Blackwood Quartet. Cody Ray Slaughter has been tagged as one of the most talented, young Elvis Tribute Artist’s in the country. Tickets start at $21. For ticket information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

SATURDAY, AUG. 9

Saturday, Aug. 9
Pancake Benefit Breakfast
6-9 a.m.
First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Venture Scout Crew 101 will be hosting the breakfast. All donations will be accepted.

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

Saturday, Aug. 9
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, Aug. 9
Baptist Health 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 held in Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

Saturday, Aug. 9 
Garrison for the Massiac Marines
10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis
Living historians will present displays and interpretive programs  of the French, American and American Indians from the 18th century. Free. 618-524-9321.

Saturday, Aug. 9
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. 9
Cornhole Tournament – Game 6
1 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E 5th St., Metropolis
Double elimination tournament held the first or second Saturday of the month. Cost is $20 per team. Games 1-8 (March-Oct) payouts from fees per game: 1st Place-50%, 2nd Place-25%, and remaining 25% goes into the Jackpot. The one Jackpot Game will be held in November. To qualify for the Jackpot game you must participate in 6 of the 8 regular games. Jackpot payout: 1st Place-75% and 2nd Place-25%. Website

Saturday, Aug. 9
Clyde Lawter Opening Reception

5-7 p.m.
Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
Clyde Lawter “This Land and It’s People.” Mr. Lawter will have over 100 beautiful paintings on display for you to enjoy and will be available for purchase. For more information, visit website.

SUNDAY, AUG. 10

Sunday-Saturday, Aug. 10-16
54th Annual Pulaski County Fair
Fairgrounds in Pulaski, Illinois
Free musical entertainment every night.  Horse Show, Queen Pageant – 4-H Family Night, Tractor Pull,  Go Kart Racing, Demolition Derby, 4×4 Mud Race and Carnival Midway. Parking: $3 per vehicle. Admission: $1 per person, walk-ins. Website


ON-GOING EVENTS ———-

Visit BEElieve Link for Church Happenings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yeiser Art Center Exhibits
Yeiser Art Center, Market House Square, Paducah, Ky.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
The center is free and open to the public but accepts and relies on donations. 

Aug. 9-Sept. 27: Clyde Lawter “This Land and It’s People”
Visit website

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


PLAN AHEAD
for these Upcoming Events —–

Wednesday, Aug. 13
First Day of School for Massac and Joppa-Maple Grove
Buses will run for this first half day of school for all students in the school districts of Massac Unit One and Joppa-Maple Grove.  First full day of school will be Thursday, August 14th.

Early Registration Recommended
Tunnel Hill 100 Mile Run with 50 Mile Option
Saturday, Nov. 15
The scenic Tunnel Hill Trails is a scenic and fast trail with a gentle 2% grade and has a crushed limestone bed with no trip hazards.This seems to be the perfect run for first time hundreds. It’s also ideal for veterans to break that elusive 24 hour barrier, or for faster runners to finally crack 20 hours. Pacers will be allowed the final 24 miles of the 100 mile run. Entrants are limited so register early. Early registration fees are $89 for 50 mile run before Sept. 13, and $184 for 100 mile run before Sept. 14. For more information and to register, visit website or email durb417@gmail.

Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Sept. 18 – The Beach Boys
Oct. 25 – Annual Distiller’s Dinner
Dec. 15 – Oak Ridge Boys
For more events, visit website

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

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


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