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Now through April 28 and May 1-5
Annual Spring Clean-up Weeks in Metropolis
All items must be at the curb or alley, whichever is your normal pickup point and within 5 feet of the trash container. Items must be bagged or boxed unless bulky items. Lumber must be stacked in 3×3-foot bundles. Carpet must be rolled no wider than 3 feet wide. Bulky items will be picked up when possible. For restrictions and contact information, click here.

Through May 13
City National Bank Tornado Vault Raffle
Win up to $300 in a whirlwind of cash. Drawing will be held on Saturday, May 13th.  Twister of Fun will take place at the Massac County Relay for Life on Saturday, May 20th. All proceeds go towards Massac County Relay for Life.

Through May 20
City National Bank St. Louis Cardinals Get-A-Way Raffle
Raffle Tickets are $1 each or 5 for $5. Raffle includes 4 tickets to the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pirates and $400 spending money. Game is on Saturday, June 24th at 6:15 p.m.  Drawing will be on May 20th. All proceeds benefit Massac County Relay for Life.

THURSDAY, APRIL 27

Wednesday-Saturday, April 26-29
American Quilters Society Quilt Show & Contest
Paducah Expo Center, 414 Park St., Paducah, Ky.
Julian Carroll Center, 1 Executive Blvd., Paducah, Ky.
It’s one of the premier events in the Midwest. Quilts of all kinds dazzle and delight visitors from all over the United States and the world to this annual show. Many other activities and classes offered. For a listing, visit website.

Wednesday-Saturday, April 26-29
Annual Grand Rivers Spring Festival and Quilt Show
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Grand Rivers Community Center, W. Cumberland Ave, Grand Rivers, KY
Enjoy beautiful new and antique quilts on display. Donation of $3 accepted at the door. Viewers Choice Awards: First Place Quilt will win $500, Second Place $250, and Third Place $100. First Place Wall Hanging will win $75, Second Place $50, and Third Place $25. This show runs concurrent with the American Quilters Show in Paducah.

Every Thursday
The Lord’s Food Pantry

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Weaver Creek Baptist Church, 2748 North Ave., Metropolis
The church opens its food pantry weekly in the fellowship hall at the back of the church. Anyone in need of food is encouraged to stop by.

Through Saturday, April 29
Rotary Quilt Show
Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Robert Cherry Civic Center, Paducah
Get all the details on website.

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.

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.

Thursday, April 27
Decoupage Photo Drink Coasters Craft
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Make drink coasters with photos decoupaged on ceramic tiles. You can bring photos from home, or print them off at the library. We will be making 3 tiles per person, so you will need 3 photos. There will be a materials cost of $3 due at the time of the program. You must register at the library by Monday, April 24th. For information, call 618-524-4312.  Website.

Every Thursday
GED Enrollment & Classes
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Spence Community Center in Metropolis
Shawnee Community College offers free classes every Monday-Thursday.  Students may enroll at any time. For information, contact Ginger McBride, Alternative High School Coordinator, at 618-634-3419 or gingerm@shawneecc.edu.

Thursday, April 27
Save the Massac
6:00 p.m.
Metro Chamber, 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. Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month. For information, call Lisa Gower at 618-524-7986 or 618-638-2139. Facebook

Every Thursday
DivorceCare

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 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 information, contact Shawn Casperson at 618-524-1062.

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.

Thursday-Sunday, April 27-30
Exit Laughing – Live Performance
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday
2:30 p.m.  Saturday and  Sunday
For 30 years, the weekly bridge night with the “girls” has been a tradition until one of the foursome inconveniently dies. The friends “borrow” the ashes of their deceased partner from the funeral home and plan one last card game, with the wildest, most exciting night of their lives. For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

FRIDAY, APRIL 28

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

Every Friday
Storytime at the Library

11:00 a.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Several stories will be read followed by a fun craft and a snack. This program is intended for preschool and home-schooled children. No registration is required.

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 
Live Music at Harrah’s:  The Remedies
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Remedies perform April 28-29th. A different local band will perform each weekend in Signature Bar in casino.  Website  Facebook

Friday-Saturday, April 28-29
Carterville Balloon Glow and 5K
Walker’s Bluff, 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, Il.
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
This is a fundraiser for Carterville Fire Department. The event will be a Balloon Glow on Friday night and then a 5K and Balloon Glow on Saturday (rain date is Sunday, 30th). There will be balloons and entertainment both nights. Cost for event will be $10 a car, $50 a bus each day. Contact the Fire Department at 618-985-8060 for details of 5K. Come out and have a good time. Facebook

Friday, April 28
Langston Hughes Project
7:30 p.m.
Clemens Fine Arts Center, 4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Langston Hughes’ Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz Featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet. Visit website for more details.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

Every Saturday
Metropolis Farmer’s Market
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Market Street, Metropolis
Between courthouse and the Metropolis Chamber office.  Farmers Market will be held every Saturday through the growing season. Official opening will be Saturday, May 6.

Every Saturday 
Paducah Farmer’s Market
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, April 29
Garden Club Plant Sale
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Farmers’ Market, east side of Court House, Metropolis
The Metropolis Garden Club will be selling plants and plant-related materials. For information, call Anne Parmley at 618-524-9022 or anne.parmley@gmail.com.  Website

Every Saturday, through mid-September
Golconda Farmers Market
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
118 Main St., Golconda
Located on the Pope County courthouse lawn.

Saturday, April 29
Ozark Tour of Waterfalls and Wildflowers
8:00 a.m.
Vienna Ranger Station, Vienna
Tour participants will visit and hike behind up to four waterfalls in Bulge Hole (weather dependent), Phantoms Canyon Falls at Camp Ondessonk, and go “through the rabbit hole” to Horse Cave in Schwegman Hollow. Registration is $40 per person and includes transportation, lunch, fees, experienced guides and a souvenir T-shirt. For information or to register: email info@illinoisozarks.com or call/text 618-499-9629.  For more information, see POST.

Saturday, April 29 
Benefit Car Wash
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Hillebrand Automotive, 701 Ferry St., Metropolis
Massac County High School Student Council will host a car wash. All donations will be appreciated.  Due to rain last Saturday, car wash is being held this Saturday.

Saturday, April 29
HCE Sewing Workshop
9:00 a.m.
Massac County Extension Office, 1436 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Hosted by Massac County Home and Community Education. Learn how to make pillow tops using sewing skills and machine embroidery. Anyone interested in improving their skills or helping 4-H members is encouraged to attend. Reservations need to be made by April 20th by calling 618-524-2270.  Facebook

Saturday, April 29
Adventure Series: Abandoned Channel Adventure
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge, 0137 Rustic Campus Drive Ullin, Il.
Enjoy a free canoe tour through the southern end of the Refuge along the Old Cache Channel, which features bottomland forests and a diversity of wildlife. Limited space. Reserve in advance by calling 618-623-2231.

Saturday-Sunday, April 29-30
Blues Annual Spring Gathering
409 Camore St., Creal Springs, Il.
Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sun. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Over 75 booths filled with antiques, primitives, handmade items and rusty junk. Admission $1 or canned good collected by the Southern Illinois Junk Bunch for local food pantries.  For information, call Blue’s Junk & Primitives at 618-922-1130.

Saturday, April 29
Daughters of the American Revolution
10:30 a.m.
Fort Massac Park Visitor Center, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Anyone interested in the DAR or those needing help with family research are welcome to attend. For information, call 618-638-2008 or go to ildar.org.

Saturday, April 29
Paducah Improv Comedy
7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Markethouse Blackbox Theater, 120 Market House Sq., Paducah, Ky.
Paducah’s improv comedy troupe performs short and long-form improvisation. Improv Studio. Tickets are $5 at the door. Performances are held on the last Saturday of each month. Facebook

Every Friday 
Live Music at Harrah’s:  The Remedies
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Remedies perform April 29th. A different local band will perform each weekend in Signature Bar in casino.  Website  Facebook

SUNDAY, APRIL 30

For recurring Church-related events, visit our Beelieve link

Sunday, April 30
Blessing of the Bikes
6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Bald Knob Mountain, 3630 Bald Knob Rd, Alto Pass, Il.
At the Bald Knob Cross off Hwy. 127. Special message at 1 p.m., roadkill stew & chili served at 2 p.m.  For information, call 618-201-3229.  www.baldknobcross.com

Sunday, April 30
First Missionary Baptist Church 151st Anniversary
11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
First Missionary Baptist Church, 7th & Vienna sts., Metropolis
Dr. Orlando McReynolds will speak at 11 a.m. Rev. Thomas Taylor from Puryear, TN, will speak at 3 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

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, April 30
Blessings of Music Concert
2:00 p.m.
Powers United Methodist Church, 3210 IL 145, Metropolis
Concert will feature several local entertainers. Everyone is invited to attend.

MONDAY, MAY 1

Monday-Friday, May 1-5
Annual Spring Clean-up Weeks in Metropolis
All items must be at the curb or alley, whichever is your normal pickup point and within 5 feet of the trash container. Items must be bagged or boxed unless bulky items. Lumber must be stacked in 3×3-foot bundles. Carpet must be rolled no wider than 3 feet wide. Bulky items will be picked up when possible. For restrictions and contact information, click here

Monday-Thursday, May 1-4
Massac Unit One Kindergarten Registration and Screening
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 pm
Metropolis Elementary, Mon-Tue, May 1-2
Franklin and Jefferson, Wed, May 3 (at Franklin)
Brookport and Unity, Thu, May 4
Children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2017 and live within the boundaries of Massac Unit One should come to their designated attendance centers where students will be screened for vision/hearing, speech/language, motor skills, and development concepts. Screenings are required to be performed before entrance to kindergarten Click here for more information.

Monday, May 1
AlliedSignal/Honeywell Retirees
8:00 a.m.
Waffle Hut located off I-24, Exit 3, on Old Cairo Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Retirees meet for breakfast on the 1st Monday of each month..

Monday, May 1
Massac Quilters
9:00 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Workshops or demonstrations are held monthly. Anyone interested in quilting is invited to attend.  New members are always welcome. Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month. For information, call 270-558-5596.  Website

Every Monday
Take Off Pounds Sensibly

10:00 a.m.
Joppa Baptist Church, 215 Pearl St., Joppa, Il.
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 information, contact Cynthia Conder at 618-524-9755.

Monday, May 1
Arthritis Support Group
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 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 on the 1st Monday of each month. Phone 270-575-2721 for information.

Monday, May 1
Stroke Support Group
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Baptist Health Heart Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for stroke survivors and their caregivers, family and friends. Light refreshments are served. Group meets monthly on the 1st Monday in the conference room.  Phone 270-575-2880 for more information.

Every Monday
GED Enrollment & Classes
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Spence Community Center in Metropolis
Shawnee Community College offers free classes every Monday-Thursday.  Students may enroll at any time. For information, contact Ginger McBride, Alternative High School Coordinator, at 618-634-3419 or gingerm@shawneecc.edu.

Monday, May 1 (and next 3 Mondays)
Introduction to Social Ballroom Dancing
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 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. Cost is $25 per person for the month (four Monday classes, an hour each).  For details, see Event Post.  Website  Facebook

Monday, May 1
Massac County Historical Society
6:30 p.m.
Elijah P. Curtis Home, 405 Market St., Metropolis.
Anyone interested in history is invited to attend. Meetings often have programs of historical interest. For information, contact Paul Fellows at 618-524-7203.

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 information, call 618-638-2595.

Every Monday
AA – Alcoholics Anonymous
8:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library Basement, 317 Metropolis Street
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.

TUESDAY, MAY 2

Every Tuesday
Massac County Commissioners
8:30 a.m.
Massac County Courthouse, Superman Square, Metropolis
County board of commissioners meet to discuss business of the county.  Meeting is open to the public.

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.

Every Tuesday
Metropolis Kiwanis Club
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6th and Ferry streets, Metropolis
Club meets weekly to hear presentations and discuss service projects.  Website

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.

Every Tuesday
GED Enrollment & Classes
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Spence Community Center in Metropolis
Shawnee Community College offers free classes every Monday-Thursday. Students may enroll at any time. For information, contact Ginger McBride, Alternative High School Coordinator, at 618-634-3419 or gingerm@shawneecc.edu.

Tuesday, May 2
Heartland Christian Home Educators of Illinois
6:00 p.m.
St. John Church, 6201 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
This support group for parents who home school conducts monthly parents’ meeting. For information contact Carrie Bullock at 618-638-3289 or carriehche@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 2
Weight Loss Information Session
6:00 p.m.
Baptist Heart Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Learn about medical and surgical options for weight loss. Meeting in Carson-Myre auditorium. Phone 270-575-8462 for information.

Tuesday, May 2
Project Hope Humane Society
6:30 p.m.
Regular meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month. For time and place, call 618-524-8939 or 618-524-7709.

Tuesday, May 2
NAMI Support Group
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 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. Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month. For information, call 618-524-5628.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3

For recurring Church-related events,
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Wednesdays, May 3, 17 and 31
Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Class held in Atrium Classroom, Medical Park 2. 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.
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. Website

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.

Every Wednesday
GED Enrollment & Classes
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Spence Community Center in Metropolis
Shawnee Community College offers free classes every Monday-Thursday.  Students may enroll at any time. For information, contact Ginger McBride, Alternative High School Coordinator, at 618-634-3419 or gingerm@shawneecc.edu.

Wednesday, May 3
VFW Post 3847
7:00 p.m.
American Legion, 4th and Market streets, Metropolis
Potential members are always welcome. Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

THURSDAY, MAY 4

Thursday, May 4
Veterans Administration Assistance
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Massac County Courthouse, Metropolis
VA representative is available on the 1st Thursday of each month to assist veterans with claims and other needs.  He can also be reached at 618-997-3309 or there is an online tool available on website.

Every Thursday of the Month
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.

FRIDAY, MAY 5

Friday, May 5
Kangaroo Klub for Breastfeeding Mothers
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p,m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Support group for women who breastfeed or expectant mothers who plan to breastfeed. Meeting is held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2. Phone 270-575-2229 for more information.

Friday-Sunday, May 5-7
The Secret Life of Girls: Family Series
7:00 p.m.  Friday-Saturday
2:30 p.m.  Sunday
Market House Studio Theater, Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Next to Etcetera2 Coffeehouse, and Kirchhoff’s Bakery on Market Square
A window into the tumultuous world of a group of teenage girls is opened in this dramatization of the destructive effects of girls’ bullying. The girls’ try to deal with gossiping, exclusion, rumors, and cliques at the same time as trying to find a friend, find a place in the group and understand themselves. For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

SATURDAY, MAY 6

Saturday, May 6
Market Street Spring Fling
7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Market Street, Metropolis
Vendors will set up from the Superman Statue to 8th Street. There will be BBQ, Amish Baked Goods, mini donuts made on the spot, popcorn and more good things to eat. Shop for collectibles, arts and crafts, trash and treasures, good “junque” and too many other items to mention. For more information, contact Tish Lewis at 618-524-2758, tlewis46@frontier.com,  or call Rozann Wilkens at 524-2063.

Saturday, May 6
Cobden Community Yard Sale Day
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Yard sales throughout the village of Cobden, Il.

Saturday, May 6
Grand Opening of Paducah Farmer’s Market
7:30 a.m. – 2:00 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, May 6
Olmsted Farmers Market and Trade Day
8:00 a.m. – Noon
Front Street, downtown Olmsted
Olmsted Parks Department will sponsor this event.  There is no cost for vendors to participate. For information, call Olmsted City Hall at 618-742-6487. Market is open on the 1st Saturday of each month during the garden season.

Sat. May 6, or Mondays, May 8 and 15
Prepared Childbirth Classes
Sat.  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mon.  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 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, Medical Park 2.  Call 270-575-2229 to register.

Saturday, May 6
Southern Illinois Spinners and Weavers Guild
10:00 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 held in the Visitor Center on the 1st Saturday of each month. For information, call 618-524-9321.  Facebook

Saturday, May 6
Gearheads in Golconda Festival
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Car show
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Mototcycle meet-up
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Live Music
Dozens of prizes and trophies. Dash plaques to the first 100 registered. Pin-up model contest. Free admission and parking. Clean Restrooms, family friendly. For information, contact Chris Walker at 618-499-6379 or Tony Eckert at mainstreetgolconda@gmail.com.  Facebook

Saturday, May 6
Mother’s Day Craft: Coffee Sugar Scrub
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Any Mother or Grandmother would enjoy this scrub. Coffee, sugar, and coconut oil will be used to make the scrub. All materials will be provided. This program is intended for kids ages 10 and up. Please call or come into the library to register by Saturday, April 29th. For information, call Angela at 618-524-4312 ext. 3.  Website 

SUNDAY, MAY 7

Sunday, May 7
Randall Atcheson
3:00 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah
Atcheson was the winner of the first Juilliard Organ Competition and subsequently gave the premiere performance on the new pipe organ in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

MONDAY, MAY 8

Relay for Life imageMonday, May 8
ACS Relay for Life Annual Plant and Bake Sale
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
Plants of all kinds, yard and garden accessories, and baked goods will be offered in addition to a variety of other items. Everyone is invited. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Monday, May 8
Metropolis Garden Club
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis.
Visitors are always welcome.  Refreshments are available at 9:30 a.m., followed by the program at 10 a.m. Free for admission. $15 for year for membership. The club meets on the 2nd Monday of most months for a business meeting and an interesting gardening presentation. For information, contact Anne Parmley at 618-524-9022 or anne.parmley@gmail.com.  Website

Monday, May 8
Lymphedema Support Group
5:30 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class for anyone who suffers from lymphedema or wants to learn more about it. Group meets in Atrium Classroom in Medical Park 2.

Monday, May 8
Go Heart Smart
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 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 are held on the 2nd Monday of each month. For information, contact Cindy Oliver at 800-698-4820 ext. 177.

Monday, May 8
MCHS Band Boosters
6:30 p.m.
Massac County High School Band Room
The band boosters meet to assist with Patriot Band activities. Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month. Facebook

Monday, May 8
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.

TUESDAY, MAY 9

Tuesday, May 9 
Library Book Club
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street, Metropolis
Learn about and discuss various books and authors. Join this lively, interactive group of book lovers. Book Club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. For information, contact Amanda Quint at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or library@cityofmetropolis.com.  Website

Tuesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 11
Diabetes Classes
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class with a certified diabetes instructor to assist with any question or concerns about diabetes.  A physician order is required. Class meets in the Atrium Classroom, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2918 for information.

Tuesday, May 9
Massac County Republican Women
6:00 p.m.
Pizza Hut, 2047 E 5th St., Metropolis
Come and meet conservative women who are interested in supporting like-minded candidates at all levels of government. There is no charge.  Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month except during the Summer. For information, call Delores Giltner at 618-564-3304.

Tuesday, April 25
Lighthouse Assembly of God Food Bank
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 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.

Tuesday, May 9
Friends of the Odd Fellows Cemetery Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, basement, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Anyone interested in the maintenance of the IOOF Cemeteries located on North Avenue is encouraged to attend. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. For information, contact Keith Kossow at 618-524-2042.

Tuesday, May 9
Girl Scout Leaders Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Girl Scout House, 5th & 7th sts., Metropolis
Monthly meeting.  For information, contact Rachel Deaton at 618-925-1057

Tuesday, May 9
Brookport City Council
7:00 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. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Tuesday, May 9
VFW Ladies Auxiliary
7:00 p.m.
American Legion Post, 4th and Market streets, Metropolis
Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 3847. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10

Wednesday, May 10
Massac County Chamber of Commerce
11:30 a.m. Lunch starts
Fat Edds, 323 Ferry  St., Metropolis
Chamber members and guests meet monthly to network with fellow businesses and discuss community events and services. The business meeting will begin at 12:05 p.m. Reservations are required. To RSVP, contact 618-524-2714 or office@metropolischamber.com. Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Website

Metropolis PlanetUPCOMING PERFORMANCES —– 

Carson Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.

May 7:  Randall Atcheson
May 11:  Vince Gill
May 21: BOSTON: Hyper Space Tour
May 30: Raw Patrol Live!
June 2:  Air Supply
For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Market House Theater
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Live productions.
Apr. 27-30:  Exit Laughing
May 5-7:  The Secret Life of Girls
For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Paducah, Ky.
2017-2018 season starts in September
Website

Clemens Fine Arts Center
4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Apr. 28 – The Langston Hughes Project
Visit website for upcoming events

ON-GOING EVENTS —–

Throughout April
Lighted Dogwood Trail  
Around Paducah, Ky.
The Dogwood Trail is a 10-mile driving tour traversing downtown, LowerTown, and other residential neighborhoods. The tour showcases Dogwood, Japanese Maple, Red Bud, and Weeping Cherry trees as well as blooming garden areas and other flowering species. For information and a map, visit website.

Superman License Plates Available
Metropolis Rotary Club is currently accepting orders and applications for the annual Superman Celebration plates.  The special collector plates may be displayed from April 12 through June 11, 2017. Get all the details here.

Through April 28
Shimkus seeking Art Competition entries
The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 15th District. The over-all winner of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. For details, see Post.

National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson St., Paducah, Ky.
Through April 30
:  Quilt Week
Ongoing:  Oh WOW! Miniature Quilts
Website

Yeiser Art Center
Yeiser Art Center, Market House Square, Paducah, Ky.
Through June 17 : Fanstatic Fibers
June 27 – July 28:  Summer Art Camp
Exhibits change throughout the year.   Visit website for schedule


Who says “It’s None of your Beeswax?”  WE DISAGREE!
It IS your business to know what’s happening in and around Massac County each week!

There’s always something to do!
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