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Metropolis Super Solar Eclipse Celebration is Aug. 20-21
Night at Noon with Astronaut Terry Wilcutt
Moonstock with Ozzy Osbourne
After School Homework Club begins at 718BrewCafe
Make Appointment Now : BarkAID Haircuts for Project Hope – Aug. 24

Riverfront Concert Series continues Aug. 17
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Month of August
Free Chiropractic Exams for Kids
Mon., Wed., Fri. 8;30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tue., Thu. 8:30 a.m. – noon
Lange Chiropractic, 727 E. 12th St., Metropolis
Dr. Lange is offering a free exam for children under 18 years of age to make sure your child has not inherited any of your spinal problems, or have it detected and corrected early. Take advantage of this opportunity and make sure your child has a healthy spine, and to correct any possible problems early on. For information, call 618-524-7575 or visit Facebook.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18

Friday, Aug. 18 – Saturday, Aug. 26
Union County Fair
Fairgrounds in Anna, Illinois.
Rodeo,  horse shows, queen pageant, live music, tractor pulls, demo derby, livestock shows and carnival. Admission is $5 per person, $3 for children and $2 for parking, with additional fees for carnival. For more information, visit website

Friday-Monday, Aug. 18-21
Great American Eclipse Event
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Main Brothers Campground, 186 Sawmill Rd., Karnak, Ill.
Tent camping is $10.00 RVs. $20-$32. Stay 2 nights the 3rd night is free. Music, games and food is planned, and solar glasses will be given to the first 200 guests. First location to see the partial eclipse begins Aug 21 at 10:46 a.m. The full eclipse begins at 11:48 a.m. with the maximum eclipse is at 1:21 p.m. Last location to see the full eclipse ends at 3:02 p.m. and last partial eclipse ends at 4:04 p.m. For more information, contact the Village of Karnak by calling 618-634-9311 or by email at karnak@maxbb.com.   Visit website

Every Friday
Exercise Class
9:30 a.m.
First Baptist Church, 700 Pell Rd., Brookport, Il.
Weekly exercise program is low impact and especially geared toward older persons wanting to stay flexible and have good balance.

after school homework kidsEvery Friday
Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Most of the cafe staff are in college or graduates. Free lemonade or tea, healthy snacks as well as help with homework will be offered. Arts and crafts and a basketball hoop on the patio will be available for kids after they finish their homework. For more information, call 524-7180.

Friday-Monday, Aug. 18-21
Moonstock Music Festival with Ozzy Osburne
Fri. 4:00 pm.
Sat.-Mon. 11:30 am.
Walker’s Bluff, 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL
Moonstock 2017 is a four-day Music Festival celebrating the Total Solar Eclipse. On August 21, the US will witness a Total Solar Eclipse beginning at approximately 1:20 pm, for a duration of 2 minutes and 29 seconds, the sun will be completely blocked by the moon. On that day, at 1:20 pm, you can experience the light turn to darkness as Ozzy Osbourne kicks off his concert with the song Bark at the Moon. The festival will feature several additional national acts: Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Pop Evil, Black Stone Cherry, Hellyeah, All that Remains, Otherwise, Texas Hippie Coalition, Kyng, Failure Anthem, Wilson and more. For information, visit website.

Friday, Aug. 18
Meet the Patriots
5:00 p.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Come meet the Patriots on the Football Field. Youth game starts at 6:00 p.m. Junior Varsity and Varsity teams will play intersquad games at 7 p.m. Band and cheerleaders will also perform. Concessions available for purchase. Admission is $3 per adult and $2 per student. All proceeds benefit the MCHS football program. Inclement weather will move the event to Saturday.

Friday-Sunday, Aug. 18-20
Zombie Cannibal Asylum Mystery Dinner Theatre
6:00 p.m.
Market House Theater, Multi-Purpose Stage, Paducah, Ky.
Ticket holders can purchase tickets as a Zombie character, Human character, or Investigator (non role player).  Zombies and Humans will receive a character description of who they are (or were before becoming a zombie) before they enter the asylum so they know what information they can share with others. For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

Friday, Aug. 18
Music in the Gazebo
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
300 S. 5th St, Paducah, KY
Kick off your solar eclipse weekend with music by Mid-Life Crisis band at the Downtown Paducah Gazebo, weather permitting.  Website

Friday, Aug. 18
Annual ACS Gospel Benefit Concert
7:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St., Metropolis
The annual benefit concert for the American Cancer Society will feature live music by Aaron Wilburn and the Jim Brady Trio. Admission is free, however a freewill love offering will be accepted with 100% of the proceeds to benefit cancer research.

Friday, Friday, Aug. 18
Live Music: Rooted In So.IL
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
Rooted in So.IL is a trio of super talented songwriters/musicians/singers from Southern Illinois. They perform classic rock and blues covers and original songs. Facebook

Friday, Aug. 18,
The 48 Hour Film Project Premier Screenings
7:00 p.m.
Maiden Alley Cinema, 112 Maiden Alley, Paducah, Ky.
The 48 Hour Film Project is a weekend in which each team will make a movie – write, shoot, and edit – in just 48 hours. On Friday night, teams draw a genre from a hat. They are then given a character, prop and line to include in their films. On Sunday night, the film is turned in and teams celebrate. The film is then screened at MAC. For screening schedule, see website.

Every Friday
Paducah Writers Group
8:00 p.m. – 10:30 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:  Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Enjoy live music from a local band every weekend in the Signature Bar located in the casino area.   Website   Facebook

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19

Every Saturday (during Garden Season)
Farmer’s Market
West 6th Street across from Hardee’s in Metropolis.
Every Saturday Spring through Fall.

Saturday, Aug. 19
Paducah Farmer’s Market: Artisan Appreciation Day
7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Downtown Paducah’s Riverfront
Market includes produce, eggs, fresh meats, baked goods and artist creations.  Limited vendors are also present Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information visit paducahky.gov/farmers-market.

Saturday, Aug. 19
Fall Youth Soccer Registration
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Civitan Soccer Fields, Metropolis
Massac Youth Soccer League. Register by mail by going to website and send form and payment to Massac Soccer Boosters, PO Box 211, Metropolis, IL 623960. Walk- up registrations available at the soccer field on Saturday. Check website for available need-based scholarships.

Saturday, Aug. 19
Pre-eclipse Fun at the Park
Noon – 6:00 p.m. Acitvities
8:45 p.m. Movie
Fort Massac Visitor Center, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Decorate your Eclipse glasses. Make a pin-hole viewer. Make a Milky Way Galaxy. At approximately 8:40 p.m., “The Lego Batman” movie will be shown. Moon Pies and Sun Drop will be offered. For information, call the park at 618-524-4712.

Saturday, Aug. 19
Massac Nature Study Society: Native Orchids of Illinois
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library , 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Presented by John Schwegman, retired State Botanist. Events are free and open to all ages. Meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of each month on the lower level.

Saturday, Aug. 19
Music in the Gazebo
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
300 S. 5th St, Paducah, KY
Kick off your solar eclipse weekend with music by Wheelhouse Rousters at the Downtown Paducah Gazebo, weather permitting. Website

Saturday, Aug. 19
Movies in the Park: Lego Batman Movie
8:40 approximately
Fort Massac State Park picnic area, across from Sonic
All movies are free to the public. Come early and bring your blanket and/or lawn chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase. No alcohol is allowed and pets must be on leashes. Provided by Harrah’s Metropolis.  Monitor Facebook for cancellation notices. For more information, call 618-524-4712.

Saturday, Aug. 19
Live Music at Harrah’s:  Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Enjoy live music from a local band every weekend in the Signature Bar located in the casino area.   Website   Facebook

State Farm CommunitySUNDAY, AUGUST 20

Sunday, Aug. 20
Annette Bingaman at Church Service
10;30 a.m.
St.  John’s Church, 6201 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
St. John’s Church will feature Annette Bingaman, a Christian recording artist and worship leader, at the worship service. Everyone is invited.

super solar eclipse celebrationSunday. Aug. 20
Super Solar Eclipse Festival
Noon – 8:00 p.m.
Downtown Market Street, Metropolis
Retail stores downtown on Market Street will be open and there will live music throughout the day. There will also be vendors as well as bounce houses and carriage and helicopter rides. For details, click here.

Every Sunday
Celebrate Recovery
1:00 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. For information, call 618-524-1062.

Sunday, Aug. 20
Pre-eclipse Fun at the Park 
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fort Massac Visitor Center, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Decorate your Eclipse glasses. Learn about a Total Solar Eclipse and build an Eclipse model. Try your luck at a game of Space Bingo. For information, call the park at 618-524-4712.

Sunday, Aug. 20
Karaoke with Host DJ Amanda Spraggs
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
On the eve of the solar eclipse, come and some Karaoke fun with Amanda Spraggs. She has popular, contemporary and oldies music. Amanda is a 20 year veteran of competitive singing and has more than 120 first place titles to her credit. She has been hosting karaoke and DJ-ing for over 15 years. She is also The Tennessee Country and Gospel Music Association’s 2012 New Country Vocalist of the Year. Facebook Event

Sunday, Aug. 20
Where’s The Sun Run for Fun
7:00 p.m.
Celebrate the Great Eclipse with this 3-mile Fun Run.  The first 75 entries are guaranteed a t-shirt and eclipse glasses. Run will be held in conjunction with Super Solar Eclipse Celebration in downtown Metropolis. The scenic route will begin near the Lois Lane Statue and take you by landmarks including the Superman Statue, Harrah’s Metropolis Casino, Dorothy Miller Park and more.

MONDAY, AUGUST 21

Monday, Aug. 21
View Total Solar Eclipse at the Cache
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. approximate time of eclipse
Cache River Wetlands Center, 930 Sunflower Lane, Belknap, IL
The grounds of the Wetlands Center should be a great place to view the first total solar eclipse over the U.S. since 1979. The main parking lot and an overflow area will be available, on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, call 618-657-2064.  Website

Every Monday
Take Off Pounds Sensibly
10:00 a.m.
Joppa Baptist Church, 215 Pearl St., Joppa, Il.
This chapter meets every Monday. Weigh-ins are from 10-10:30 am, and 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 information, contact Cynthia Conder at 618-524-9755.

night at noon2Monday, Aug. 21
Night at Noon
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WKCTC, 4810 Alben Barkley Dr., Paducah, KY
West Kentucky Community Technical College will hold the party at the Challenger Learning Center. This will be a NASA official viewing site. Former astronaut, and Kentucky-native, Terry Wilcutt will narrate the eclipse and share his space tales. Food, vendors, music, X-box giveaway drawing, and free science demonstrations and viewing glasses will be available. Watch the NASA High Altitude Balloon Launch. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and sunscreen. Event is free and open to the public. For details, click here.

Monday, Aug. 21
Super Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Dorothy Miller Park, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
The party moves to the banks of the Ohio River at Dorothy Miller Park to view the eclipse. There will be vendors, bounce houses and carriage and helicopter rides. Free kids activities provided by First Baptist Church. Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs. For information, contact the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce at 618-524-2714 or email office@metropolischamber.com.  Website

Monday, Aug. 21
The Great American Eclipse Viewing Party
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library 555 Washington St., Paducah, KY
Paducah will be in the path of totality for a total solar eclipse, the first of its kind in over 40 years. Come to the library garden for a viewing party for the Great American Solar Eclipse. They will have free solar viewing glasses available, as well as moon pies and sun tea. Free program. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle 270-442-2510 ext. 112 or bwrinkle@mclib.net

after school homework kidsEvery Monday
Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Most of the cafe staff are in college or graduates. Free lemonade or tea, healthy snacks as well as help with homework will be offered. Arts and crafts and a basketball hoop on the patio will be available for kids after they finish their homework. For more information, call 524-7180.

Monday, Aug. 21
Caregiver Support Group
4:30 p.m.
Southgate Nursing/Rehab. Center, 900 E. 9th St., Metropolis
Group seeks to provide education, comfort, and encouragement for families going through this shared experience. Refreshments will be served. Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month. For information, call 618-638-5433.

baptist-healthMonday, Aug. 21
Sibling Class
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class helps prepare children ages 2 to 9 for the arrival of a new brother or sister. Meeting is held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

baptist-healthMonday, Aug. 21
Breastfeeding Class
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class helps prepare expectant mothers for the breastfeeding experience. Class is held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

Every Monday
Monday Night Live: Just Friends
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Come and enjoy live music, dancing, and refreshments. This event is run by volunteers and counts on donations to pay the bands and provide refreshments. For information, call 618-638-2595.

Every Monday
AA – Alcoholics Anonymous
8:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Meeting provides the opportunity for members to share with one another about problems related to drinking patterns and attempts to achieve stable sobriety. They also permit detailed discussion of various elements in the recovery program. Meeting is held in the basement.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22

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 and Thursday  (through Dec. 1)
SCC GED Enrollment & Classes
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Spence Community Center in Metropolis
Shawnee Community College offers free classes every Tuesday and Thursday starting on Aug. 22. Students may enroll at any time. No charge for the classes. To register, or for information, contact  618-634-3222 or 618-634-3419.

Every Tuesday
Aerobics
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Janet Foster, instructor.   No charge.  618-524-1696.

steamboats image, American Queen and Mississippi QueenTuesdays Aug. 22 and 29
Queen of the Mississippi at the Port of Paducah
22nd, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
29th, 6:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Riverfront at Broadway & Kentucky Ave., Paducah, KY
Welcome the Queen of the Mississippi to Paducah’s historic riverfront as she cruises America’s inland waterways. Docking dates and times are expected to change throughout the year given complications on the river. Some of these changes may be in a last-minute fashion. For information and full schedule, click here.

Tuesday, Aug. 22
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 usually held on the last Tuesday of each month. For information, call 618-524-4312.  Website 

Every Tuesday
Metropolis Kiwanis Club
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
Club meets weekly to hear presentations and discuss service projects.  Meetings are free. For information, contact Billy Wessell at 618-524-2195. Website

after school homework kidsEvery Tuesday
Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Most of the cafe staff are in college or graduates. Free lemonade or tea, healthy snacks as well as help with homework will be offered. Arts and crafts and a basketball hoop on the patio will be available for kids after they finish their homework. For more information, call 618-524-7180.

Every Tuesday
Karate
4:00 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, Aug. 22
Lighthouse Assembly of God Food Bank
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
670 Airport Road, Metropolis
The food bank will be open from 6-8 p.m. during the winter and 6-9 p.m. during the summer. Food Bank is open on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. For information, call 618-524-2256 or email LHAOG670@gmail.com.

Every Tuesday
Bridge Ministry Weekly Dinner
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 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
Celebrate Recovery
6:30 p.m.
Victory Full Gospel Church, 2795 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting to discuss freedom from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups.  For information call or text Danny Thomas 618-645-2376.

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, AUGUST 23

Wednesday, Aug. 23
Postpartum Depression Support
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 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 will be held on 4th Floor Women’s Health & Wellness Center if anyone has registered. Meetings are held on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month. Confirm meeting by calling Martha Hinton at 270-441-4231.

baptist-healthWednesday, Aug. 23
Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Class held in Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Group meets every other Wednesday. Phone 270-898-8031 for more information.

Every Wednesday
One-On-One Computer Help
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 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  (through Dec. 1)
SCC Basic Computer Class
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Spence Community Center in Metropolis
Shawnee Community College offers a Basic Computers class will be every Monday and Wednesday starting on Aug. 23. To register, or for information, contact  618-634-3222 or 618-634-3419.

Every Wednesday
Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Most of the cafe staff are in college or graduates. Free lemonade or tea, healthy snacks as well as help with homework will be offered. Arts and crafts and a basketball hoop on the patio will be available for kids after they finish their homework. For more information, call 524-7180.

Every Wednesday
Weight Watchers
5:00 p.m.
City Fire Department, 213 W. 7th St., Metropolis
Group meets in the training room of the Fire Department. Weigh-ins begin at 5 p.m. with the meeting following at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 800-651-6000.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24

steamboats image, American Queen and Mississippi QueenThursday, Aug. 24
American Queen at the Port of Paducah
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Port of Paducah, Riverfront at Broadway & Kentucky Ave., Paducah, KY
Docking dates and times are expected to change throughout the year given complications on the river. For information and full schedule, click here.

Every Tuesday and Thursday
SCC GED Enrollment & Classes
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Spence Community Center in Metropolis
Shawnee Community College offers free classes every Tuesday and Thursday through December 1st. Students may enroll at any time. No charge for the classes. To register, or for information, contact  618-634-3222 or 618-634-3419.

Every Thursday
Lord’s Food Pantry
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Weaver Creek Baptist Church, 2997 North Ave., Metropolis
Food pantry is located in the fellowship hall at the back of the church. Anyone in need of food is encouraged to stop by. For information, call 618-309-5760.

Every Thursday 
Aerobics
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Janet Foster, instructor.  No charge.  618-524-1696. If Unit 1 is out for bad weather, class will not meet.

Every Thursday
Metropolis Rotary Club
12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Central Hall, 1009 North Ave., Metropolis
Club meets weekly to discuss service projects. For information, contact Shain Lloyd at 618-524-9316.  Website

Thursday, Aug. 24  (register by Aug. 21)
All-Natural Mosquito Repellent Mason Jars Craft

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Make your time outside this summer more enjoyable by keeping the mosquitoes away by making your own repellant jar. You must be registered for this program by Monday, Aug. 21st. For information, Angela Lockard at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or alockard1982@gmail.com. Event Page

Every Thursday
Line Dancing
6:00 p.m. – Beginners class
7:00 p.m. – Intermediate and couples class
American Legion Hall, 423 Legion Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Night Moves Dance Club offers line dance lessons.  For  information call 270-442-3186 or 270-554-1486.  $4 admission charge. Website

Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 24-26
Annual Hot August Blues Festival
Thu.-Fri.  6:00-11:00 p.m.
Sat.  Noon
Kenlake State Park, 542 Kenlake Rd, Hardin, Ky.
The Amphitheater at Kenlake State Park will once again come alive with some of the best Blues artists in the business. Bands perform from 6 p.m.-midnight Friday and 2 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Food and merchandise vendors are also a part of the festival. Admission is charged.  For more information, visit  Website.

Every Thursday
Gamblers Anonymous
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, 415 Audubon St., Paducah, Ky.
Attendees should enter the west side, double doors and walk to Room 116. There is no charge and the public is invited to attend. For information, call 618-570-4882.

Every Thursday
Open Mic Night Under the Stars
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
718 BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
Come for fun and drink specials every Thursday night through Aug. 17th. Facebook

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25

Friday, Aug. 25 – Monday, Sept. 4
Du Quoin Fair

10:00 a.m. – Midnight
Fairgrounds, 655 Executive Dr., Du Quoin, 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. Musical entertainment includes Roots & Boots Tour (Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippon and Collin Raye), Switchfoot, Litehouse, Cadillac Three with Logan Mize and Chris Cavanaugh, and many more. For more information, visit website.

Friday, Aug. 25mchs-patriots
MCHS Patriots Varsity Football
7:00 p.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
MCHS vs. DuQuoin High School, at home. Schedule listed on website.

Friday, Aug. 25
Live Music: Fate McAfee and Shaina Goodman
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
Come for an evening of indie folk and alternative music with Fate McAfee and Shaina Goodman of the Savage Radley’s. Songs embracing the human story. True Americana story telling at its finest. The good, bad and ugly put to music.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

Saturday, Aug. 26
Massac Nature Study Society
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library , 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Massac Nature Study Society meets with either a program or a hike scheduled. Events are free and open to all ages. Meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

Saturday, Aug. 26
Reptiles in the Neighborhood
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 IL-37, Cypress, Il
Join Tony Gerard for an up close and personal interaction with reptiles and amphibians native to southernmost Illinois. The one-hour indoor program concludes with an optional hike to look for cold-blooded creatures at Heron Pond. For information, call 618-657-2064.  Website

Saturday, Aug. 26
Annual Art Through the Lens: Deadline to enter
11:59 p.m.
Exhibition: Oct. 14 – Nov. 25
All photo-based imagery created through photographic processes is eligible including non-lens made images. Artists may submit unlimited photographic entries, including video and moving images, with multiple images and media files allowed per entry to portray a single artwork as accurate as possible. A non-refundable entry fee of $15 is required for each single artwork submitted. For more details or to submit an entry, visit website.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27

Sunday, Aug. 27
Haircuts for BarkAID 50 States Tour 
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Headlines Salon, 718 E 5th St., Ste. 200, Metropolis
Hairstylist Patrick Lomantini brings his BarkAID 50 State Tour to help homeless animals. For a $20 minimum donation, you can get a haircut and the proceeds will benefit Project Hope No-Kill Animal Shelter. Two stylists will be available, and prizes will be given away. To reserve your appointment time, call Headlines Salon at 618-524-4245. Walk-ins welcome.  Project Hope will have animals to adopt, and local restaurants will offer specials and donate a portion of their sales.  Website

Sunday, Aug. 27
Super Sunday Supper
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St., Metropolis
A free hot meal will be served for the working poor, homeless and needy in Massac County. A bag of groceries for each family unit will also be available to take home. This supper will be provided most months on the 4th Sunday. In case of a holiday, call church at 618-524-9345 to confirm date. For information contact Joann at 618-524-9325.

Sunday, Aug. 27
Modern Quilt Guild Meeting
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This new group wants to promote modern quilting and design. All are welcome. Group meets the last Sunday of each month.  Facebook Event

MONDAY, AUGUST 28

Monday, Aug. 28
At the Rivers Ministries Free Hot Meal
5:00 p.m.
Dorothy Miller Park, E. Front St., or
Eastland Life Church, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
At the River Ministries will be serving a hot meal to anyone who has a need. The meal will be followed by a time of worship and distribution of gifts. If the weather is nice the meal will be served at the park. Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month. For information, call Dan Haun at 618-638-6901 or 618-524-1062. Website  Facebook

Monday, Aug. 28
Metropolis City Council
7:00 p.m.
City Hall, Council Room upstairs, 106 W. 5th St., Metropolis
Council meets regularly on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.  Meeting is open to the public. See agenda on website.

Monday, Aug. 28
Massac Unit One School Board
7:00 p.m.
Unit One office, 4th & Metropolis streets, Metropolis
Board meets to discuss business on the 4th Monday of each month.  Open to the public. Website

Monday, Aug. 28
Joppa-Maple Grove School Board
7:00 p.m.
Joppa High School, 911 Joppa N. Ave., Joppa, Il.
Board meets to discuss business on the 4th Monday of each month.  Open to the public.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29

Tuesday, Aug. 29
101 Makeup 101

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Led by Erin Hendley, owner of f.a.c.e. Makeup Artistry. Discover essential cosmetic basics and understand the purpose of mainstream makeup tools, products and techniques. Free and open to the public. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2150 ext. 117 or bwrinkle@mclib.net.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30

Every Wednesday (Aug. 23 – Dec. 1, 2017)
SCC Basic Computer Class
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Spence Community Center in Metropolis
Shawnee Community College offers a Basic Computers class will be every Monday and Wednesday starting on Aug. 23. To register, or for information, contact  618-634-3222 or 618-634-3419.

Every Wednesday
Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Most of the cafe staff are in college or graduates. Free lemonade or tea, healthy snacks as well as help with homework will be offered. Arts and crafts and a basketball hoop on the patio will be available for kids after they finish their homework. For more information, call 524-7180.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31

Thursday, Aug. 31
Receipts for Charity
All day
Fat Edd’s Roadhouse, 323 Ferry St., Metropolis
Fat Edd’s joins forces with Harrah’s Metropolis to give back to local organizations. 20% of receipts collected on the last Thursday of each month are included in donations to designated charities.

Thursday, Aug. 31
Save the Massac
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis 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. Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month. For information, call Lisa Gower at 618-524-7986 or 618-638-2139 or wkhelm@frontier.com.  Website  Facebook

Thursday, Aug. 31
Riverfront Concert Series: The Blue Stones
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Brandon Maddox
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  The Blue Stones
Wilson Riverfont Stage, foot of Broadway, Paducah
Free concert. Bring your lawn chairs or enjoy the steps at the riverfront. Crowds have been stunned by the energy and force behind their loud, dominant live performances of these two guys. The Blue Stones create a killer hi/lo effect; contrasting their slick and put together look with their rough and rollicking live show. Website

Metropolis Planet

ON-GOING EVENTS —–

kids-bowl-freeThrough August 30
Kids Bowl Free
Metropolis Super Bowl, 1107 E. 8th St.
Noon – 10:00 p.m.
Kids get two free games every day, all Summer long. Sign them up through kidsbowlfree.com.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
COPE Food Pantry
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
COPE, 1017 North Avenue, Metropolis
Food is available for distribution to members of the community three days a week. For information, call 618-524-3635.

National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson St., Paducah, Ky.
Through Sept. 19:  H2OH! from SAQA
Through Oct. 17:  Joy: Quilts by Libby Lehman
Ongoing:  Oh WOW! Miniature Quilts
Adults workshops also available. For information, visit Website

Yeiser Art Center
Yeiser Art Center, Market House Square, Paducah, Ky.
Through Sep. 30:  Liminal Identities
Exhibits change throughout the year.   Visit website for schedule

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES —–

Carson Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Sep. 16:  Illusionist Rick Thomas
Sep. 23:  Sara Evans
Sep. 27:  ZZ Top: The Tonnage Tour (sold out)
For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Market House Theater
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Live productions.
Sep. 7-17:  Dearly Departed
For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Paducah, Ky.
Sep. 9 – Porgy and Bess
Website

Clemens Fine Arts Center
4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Sep. 22 – Jerrod Niemann
Visit website for upcoming events


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