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Now Open
Travis Family Farm 
Fri.-Sat. 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sun. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
They have a large variety of pumpkins, gourds, giant pumpkins, straw, corn stalk bundles, and pie pumpkins. They have animals, pumpkin tic tax toe table, corn box and straw maze for the kids. Choose from picked pumpkins or pick your own in the patch.

Month of October
Scarecrow Contest for Charity
Market Street, Metropolis
Businesses & Organizations are invited to participate in the 1st Ever Metropolis Scarecrow Decorating Contest. The public is invited to vote for their favorite scarecrow with donating money at the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce office. The winner will receive all donations collected to donate to their Massac County charity of choice. Suggested charities include but are not limited to COPE Food Pantry, Guardian House Women’s Shelter, Hope Unlimited, etc. The City of Metropolis will match the donation up to $250.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17

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
SCC GED Enrollment & Classes
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Spence Community Center in Metropolis
Shawnee Community College offers free classes every Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 22 – Dec. 1st 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 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
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

Every Tuesdayafter school homework kids
Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Free healthy snacks and help with homework will be offered. See Post for details.

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.

baptist-healthTuesday, Oct. 17
Cancerport Breast Cancer Support Group
6:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for those diagnosed with breast cancer and living in recovery. Group meets in the Oncology Resource Room. Phone 270-442-1310 for information.

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.

Tuesday, Oct. 17
Library Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St. Metropolis
Public is encouraged to attend the open meeting in the library’s meeting room. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. For information, email library@cityofmetropolis.com or visit website.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18

Wednesday, Oct. 18
Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition
9:30 a.m.
Metropolis City Hall, 106 W. 5th St., Metropolis
The public is invited to attend and become involved in the process to understand and eliminate drug use in our community. Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. For information, contact Holly Windhorst at 618-524-4383.

baptist-healthWednesday, Oct. 18
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 270-575-2721 for more information.

Every Wednesday
SCC Basic Computer Class
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Spence Community Center in Metropolis
Shawnee Community College offers a Basic Computers class every Monday and Wednesday through Dec. 1st. To register, or for information, contact  618-634-3222 or 618-634-3419.

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

Wednesday, Oct. 18
EEI Local 148 Retirees
11:30 a.m.
China House Buffet, 1201 E. 8th St., Metropolis
This group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Every Wednesdayafter school homework kids
Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Free healthy snacks and help with homework will be offered. See Post for details.

WednesdayCoat drive, Oct. 18
CNB Coat Drive Distribution
4:00 – 6:00 P.M.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Brookport Library, 7415 S US Hwy 45 Rd
New and gently used coat donations were collected by City National Bank. Coats will be distributed at both the Metropolis Library and Brookport Library.

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 18
American Legion Post 306
6:30 p.m.
321 Market St., Metropolis
Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Contact 618-524-2043.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19

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 Dec. 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

Every Thursdayafter school homework kids
Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Free healthy snacks and help with homework will be offered. See Post for details.

Thursday, Oct. 19
Friends of Fort Massac
5:00 p.m.
Fort Massac Visitor’s Center, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Supporters of Fort Massac State Park meet monthly to discuss projects and activities involving the park. For information, call 618-524-4712. Meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.  Facebook

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, Oct. 19
Entrepreneurship 101
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, KY
Local entrepreneurs Ed & Meagan Musselman will discuss the realities of starting businesses. Topics to be discussed include identifying needs and solving them through business creation, ideas on securing capital and financing for your business, the importance of networking and collaboration, when to leave your “day job”, and experiences on juggling entrepreneurism and a family. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle​ at​ 270-442-2510 ext. 119​ or​ bwrinkle@mclib.net.​

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.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 20-21
Project Hope Yard Sale
Project Hope Humane Society, 1698 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Donations to the sale are welcome. Come out and find something to buy and support the animals.

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.

Every Friday
Story Time at the Library
11:00 a.m. – Noon
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
A few stories will be read and there will also be a yummy snack and a fun craft. Story hour is intended for preschool aged children and there is no registration needed. The meeting is held in the basement. For information contact Angela Lockard at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or alockard1982@gmail.com. Website

after school homework kidsEvery Friday
Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Free healthy snacks and help with homework will be offered. See Post for details.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 20-21, 27-28 
and Tuesday, Oct. 31
Haunted House of Horrors
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Anna Arts Center, 125 W. Davie St, Anna, Il.
Come if you dare to meet your worst nightmare. The demons and ghouls that rule the abandoned fire station will give you a run through the maze. Admission is $5 per person or groups of 5 for $20. For information, call 904-625-1109 or visit Facebook Page.

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.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 20-21shareen-kings
Live Music at Harrah’s: Shareen & the Kings
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
This band is made up of some of Nashville’s most talented musicians and vocalists. They always produce a first class performance and cover a wide variety of material. Enjoy live music from a local band every weekend in the Signature Bar located in the casino area.   Website   Facebook

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21

Every Saturday during Garden Season
Farmer’s Market
Superman Square, downtown Metropolis.
Every Saturday Spring through Fall.

Every Saturday
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. through Oct. 28th. For more information visit paducahky.gov/farmers-market.

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 21-22
Annual Fort Massac Encampment
Sat. 10 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Military and civilian craft activities and demonstrations. Both days begin with a post of colors. Highlights include mock battles and tactical demonstrations, voyagers, traders, craftsman, arrowhead show, children’s games, music and period food and dress. Free admission. For information, call 618-524-4712. Website   Facebook

Saturday, Oct. 21
Project Hope Yard Sale
Project Hope Humane Society, 1698 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Donations to the sale are welcome. Come out and find something to buy and support the animals.

Saturday, Oct. 21
7th Annual Maiden Alley Oktoberfest
10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Market House Square, Broadway & Kentucky Ave., Paducah
Bavarian food by Kirchoff’s, craft beer, art vendors, and German car show. Live music all day with performances by Solid Rock’it Booster, The Hooten Hallers, catl, Curio, Paducah Polka Band and more. Funds raised will aid in generating much needed operating support for Maiden Alley Cinema. Website

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 21-22
Annual Vulture Fest
Sat. 11:00 a.m – 7:00 p.m.
Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Makanda, Illinois
Black vultures and turkey vultures fly and swoop in the skies each fall. This event is a celebration of the vulture’s annual migration with live music and displays by local artists for purchase. Event held the 3rd weekend of October.  Website

Saturday, Oct. 21
Big Muddy Brew Fest

Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Riverside Park, Murphysboro
Event celebrates the heritage and growth of the craft beer industry in Murphysboro. The event not only donates the proceeds to local charities in the community, but gives back to those who enjoy something different. Relish the scenery of historic Riverside Park, enjoy the live music of Nine88 and Rusty Nail and sip on some of the freshest beer in Southern Illinois.  Website  Facebook

Saturday, Oct. 21
Massac Nature Study Society
9:30 a.m.
Ferne Clyffe State Park
Upon driving into the park, keep left to the lake, then still keep left to the parking area at the shelter near Round Bluff.  The group will hike the Round Bluff trail, looking for native plants and migrating birds. This event is free and open to anyone with an interest in nature.

Saturday, Oct. 21
Fountain Avenue Fall Festival
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Lang Park, 350 Fountain Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The family-oriented festival includes free food, games, activities, and a hayride. A movie will be shown at dusk. Costume contest is at 5 p.m. For information, call 270-444-8690.  Website

Saturday, Oct. 21
Downtown Walking Ghost Tours
7:00, 7:30, 8:15, and 8:45 p.m.
Market House Theater, 141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Walk the streets of Downtown Paducah led by a Ghostly Guide as you walk to the actual sites filled with history, legend and lore and hear about the side of Paducah history filled with murder and the terrors of the nights. Tickets $15 for adults and $5 children, ages 12 and under.  Not recommended for children under 5 years old. For details, see Facebook or call 270-444-6828.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 20-21, 27-28 
Tuesday, Oct. 31
Haunted House of Horrors
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Anna Arts Center, 125 W. Davie St, Anna, Il.
Come if you dare to meet your worst nightmare. The demons and ghouls that rule the abandoned fire station will give you a run through the maze. Admission is $5 per person or groups of 5 for $20. For information, call 904-625-1109 or visit Facebook Page.

Saturday, Oct. 21shareen-kings
Live Music at Harrah’s: Shareen & the Kings
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
This band is made up of some of Nashville’s most talented musicians and vocalists. They always produce a first class performance and cover a wide variety of material. Enjoy live music from a local band every weekend in the Signature Bar located in the casino area.   Website   Facebook

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22

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.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23

Monday-Friday, Oct. 23-27 and Oct. 30 – Nov. 3
Annual Fall 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. See Post for restrictions.

Monday-Friday, Oct. 23-28
Red Ribbon Week: Your Future is Key so Stay Drug Free
Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition will sponsor this special week of awareness to help us to understand and eliminate drug use in our community. For information, contact Natalie Quint at 618-524-9368, ext. 212.  Some of the events planned for local schools include the distribution of pencils, handouts, buttons, and red ribbons to pin on backpacks. Website  Facebook

Every Monday
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 through Dec. 1st. To register, or for information, contact 618-634-3222 or 618-634-3419.

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.

Everyafter school homework kids Monday
Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Free healthy snacks and help with homework will be offered. See Post for details.

Monday, Oct. 23
At the Rivers Ministries Free Hot Meal
5:00 p.m.
New Beginnings Baptist Church. 720 E. 12th 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. Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month. For information or transportation meeting locations, call Dan Haun at 618-638-6901 or 618-524-1062. Website  Facebook  Sometime the meal is served at Eastland Life Church, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis

Every Monday
Monday Night Live
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 more information, call 618-638-2595.

Monday, Oct. 23
Wildflowers and Grasses of the Illinois Prairie
7:00 p.m.
Townshop Hall, 216 E. Monroe St. (alley), Carbondale
Presenter John Schwegman from Metropolis is a retired botanist and career conservationist. In 1969, he was the first full-time employee of the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission. In retirement, he is an active member of the Illinois Native Plant Society and is a consultant for the Nature Preserves Commission. The program is free and open to the public.

Monday, Oct. 23
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, Oct. 23
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, Oct. 23
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.

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, OCTOBER 24

Tuesday, Oct. 24
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.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25

Wednesday, Oct. 25
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.

Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 25-29
Judgment House
Wed.-Fri. 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Sat. 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sun. 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
Judgement House is a walk-through drama that presents the truth of people’s choices versus the consequences of those, decisions both in this life and the next. Walk-ins and groups are welcome. Reservations are preferred. Tours depart every 10 minutes. No admission charge. Donations will be accepted.   Website

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26

Last Thursday of the Month
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, Oct. 26
Veteran Job Services

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Services offer assistance to veterans with significant barriers to employment. All veterans between 18-24 years old are encouraged to drop by to include those with any of the following employment barriers: disabled / special disabled, homeless, formerly incarcerated, unemployed for more than six months within the last year, and no high school diploma or GED. For information, visit Facebook.

Thursday, Oct. 26
Silhouettes by Clay Rice
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Ribbons & Beaus, 623 Market St., Metropolis
Clay Rice is an internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning silhouette artist and children’s author.​ A session only takes about 5 minutes.​ Sign up sheet available at the store.​For prices or to make an appointment, call the store at​ ​618​-​524-2328 or message through Facebook.

Thursday, Oct. 26   (register by Oct. 23)
Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin Craft

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Due to the cost of materials for this program, we will be charging $4.00 per person. This program is intended for ages 18 and up. Please register by Mon., October 23rd. For information, call the library at 618-524-4312 ext. 3.

Thursday, Oct. 26
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Program
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Baptitst Health, Meeting Room A, in Medical Park 2.
Baptist Health Paducah will host a free interactive telemedicine program for caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s and related memory disorders. The program is free, but registration is requested by Oct. 19 at hardin.stevens@uky.edu or by phoning 859.323.2997. Phone 270.575.8370 for directions.The educational session is provided by the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. It will include a question and answer session with a range of dementia care experts.

Last Thursday of the Month
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, Oct. 26
Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet
Time and place TBA
Details coming soon. Winner of the Les Easterday Community Service Award will be announced.

paranormal ghostologyThursday, Oct. 26
Paranormal Ghostology
7:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Presented by Gavin Kelly & Paula Purcell, The Phantasmic Ghost Hunters. Program provides an in-depth look at ways you can learn the difference between normal (man-made) and the paranormal. The investigative team will discuss how to detect and avoid false positives, examine various instruments used for investigations, and share their unique experiences working in the field. Free program is held in the 2nd floor meeting room. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 ext. 117 or bwrinkle@mclib.net. For program details, visit website.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27

Friday, Oct. 27
Annual Guided Van Fall Tour in Cache River Watershed
Four trips scheduled throughout the day
Tunnel Hill State Trail office in Vienna, IL
Enjoy the fall foliage and learn more about the wildlife, history and hydrology of the Cache River Watershed on this guided van tour for senior citizens and persons with physical limitations. The tour will explore a section of the Tunnel Hill State Trail between Vienna and the Cache River Wetlands Center. Limited seats so register in advance by calling 618-657-2064. Website

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 27-28 
Haunted Forest and Spooky Hayride

6 p.m.
Main Brothers Campground, 186 Campground Rd., Karnak
Come and bring the whole family for a night of fun. There is a $3 charge for one time through or $5 charge to go through 2 times. There will also be a bonfire. Hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and cotton candy available for purchase. For information, call 618-634-9311.

Friday, Oct. 27
m-pact
7:30 p.m.
Clemens Fine Arts Center, 4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Hailed “one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world “by the San Francisco Chronicle, m-pact is respected worldwide as a cutting edge trailblazer in the realm of vocal music. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students/children. Visit website for more details.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 27-28
Live Music at Harrah’s: DJ Johnny Holland
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Johnny provides and eclectic blend of popular music spanning many genres and decades so get ready to dance the night away. Enjoy live music from a local band every weekend in the Signature Bar located in the casino area.   Website   Facebook

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

Saturday, Oct. 28
Peanut Day Roadblock
12th & Catherine streets, Metropolis
12th St. & North Avenue, Metropolis
Kiwanis Club will be selling peanuts to raise funds to help with community charitable projects.

Saturday, Oct. 28 
Tour de Seven Fall Into Fitness 5K Run/Walk
7:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Run/Walk
Ferne Clyffe State Park, State Route 37, Goreville, IL
Park is located 1 mile south of Goreville. The course is moderately difficult and offers impressive vistas, rare plants and breathtaking fall foliage. It is a combination of blacktop, grass and dirt trail surfaces some of which are uneven around the lake area (not stroller or wheelchair friendly) with varied grates of inclines and declines. Pets on a leash are welcome and Hydration/First Aid Stations will be available. For information, visit websites at RunSignUp or Southern7.

Saturday, Oct. 28
Annual Shawnee Marathon
7:30 a.m.
Southeastern Illinois College, 3575 College Rd., Harrisburg, IL
An officially sanctioned Boston Marathon qualifying event featuring a full marathon, half marathon and Jackson Falls 10K (new for 2017). Starting point is Southeastern Illinois College. 2015 event had participants from 14 different states and even Japan. The scenic route in the Shawnee National Forest runs from Southeastern Illinois College to the town of Equality and back. For details, visit  website.

Saturday, Oct. 28
Paducah Farmer’s Market: Last Market Day
7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Paducah’s Riverfront
Every Saturday the Market sells produce, eggs, fresh meats, baked goods and artist creations. There will be many activities such as childrens’ craft tables, acoustic music, balloon animals, face painting, food sampling, cooking demonstrations, plant and farm education. For more information visit paducahky.gov/farmers-market.

Saturday, Oct. 28
Peanut Day Roadblock
12th & Catherine streets, Metropolis
12th St. & North Avenue, Metropolis
Kiwanis Club will be selling peanuts to raise funds to help with community charitable projects.

Saturday, Oct. 28
Tour de Shawnee Bike Ride

Horseshoe Lake Community Center, State Highway 3, Olive Branch, Il.
8 a.m.
The best little ride in the Midwest starts in Olive Branch, Illinois at the Community Center at 8 AM.  Route options include 15, 30, 45, 62 and 100 miles that wind through Horseshoe Lake and the Shawnee National Forest.  Unique rest stops provide free food and drink to registered riders all along the way. Tail gate party on Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. For information, call 618-776-5893 or visit website.

Saturday, Oct. 28
5th Annual Pulaski Pecan Bonanza
8:00 a.m.
Pulaski fairgrounds, 497 W. Commercial St., Pulaski, IL
Come for family fun with the beauty pageant, helicopter rides, singing contest, musical entertainment and vendors.  For information, call 618-342-6700 or visit Facebook

Saturday, Oct. 28
16th Annual Diabetes Expo
8:30 a.m. Registration begins
9:00 a.m. Presentations begin
McCracken County Extension Office, 2025 New Holt Rd, Paducah, Ky.
Free health screenings will include blood pressure, hemoglobin A1C, blood sugar, foot exams and depression. Many local businesses will have information booths. The featured speaker will be Jaynie Higgins, diabetes advocate, personal lifestyle coach and co-author of “The Ultimate Diabetes Meal Planner.” A cooking demo and featured speaker begins at 10 a.m., followed by a free lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Reservations for lunch must be made by Oct. 20 by phoning 270-444-9625, ext. 107. For information, contact DeAnna Leonard, RN, BSN, licensed Diabetes Educator at 270-444-9625, ext. 107.

4th Saturday of the Month
New Beginnings Clothes Closet
9:00 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 information call 618-524-3604.

4th Saturday of the Month
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. Group meets the 4th Saturday of each month. For information, call 618-638-2008 or go to ildar.org.

Saturday, Oct. 28
Kincaid Mounds Archaeology Field Day
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
Kincaid Mounds, Massac County, Illinois
Formal presentations on the Mississippian Culture and results of excavations by SIU-Summer Field Schools will begin at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. There will be artifact displays, information tables, and a walking tour to Mound 8. Program is free and restroom facility available, but no refreshment sold.  Kincaid Mounds is located 10 miles east of Brookport, Illinois.  From the northern edge of Brookport on Route 45, turn east on Unionville Road, go 6.26 miles to New Cut Road, then turn south and travel 3.6 miles to the Kincaid Mounds Road. www.kincaidmounds.com

Saturday, Oct. 28
Wooftober and Howl-O-Ween Pet Adoption & Costume Contest
10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Stuart Nelson Park, 175 Stuart Nelson Park Rd., Paducah, Ky.
5K Rover Run/Walk starts at 11 a.m. with an entry fee of $5. Money goes to shelter of your choice.  Carve your best pet themed pumpkin at home and bring to event to be judged at 1 p.m. Vendors will be set up and you can buy lunch from Rivertown HotDogs. Costume contest is free and registration begins at 2 p.m. Small Dogs parade at 2:30 p.m. Large Dogs parade at 3:00 p.m. Awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Puppies and dogs available for adoption.

steamboats image, American Queen and Mississippi QueenSaturday, Oct. 28
American Queen at the Port of Paducah
Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Riverfront at Broadway & Kentucky Ave., Paducah, KY
Welcome the American Queen 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.

Saturday, Oct. 28  (register by Oct. 23)
Halloween Party at the Library
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Metropolis LIbrary, 317 Metropolis St.
This free program is intended for the whole family. There will be a costume contest for the parents and kids. There will also be some spooky games and some ghoulish snacks will be served. Please call or come by the library to register by Monday, Oct. 23rd to make sure they have enough refreshments. For information, contact Angela Lockard at  618-524-4312 ext. 3 or alockard1982@gmail.com.

Saturday, Oct. 28
4th Annual Trunk Or Treat
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Fun, safe and family oriented event for the community. There will be a bouncy house and free hot dogs and drinks while supplies last. For information or to make donations, call Neal Pankey at 618-524-4712

Saturday, Oct. 28
Metropolis Super Zombie Walk
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
8th and Market Streets, Metropolis
Wear your frightful, fearsome zombie clothes and rattle your bones in the street. There will be a costume contest and the event is free. Live music by Timmy Dunn Band.

Last Saturday of the Month
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

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29

Sunday, Oct. 29
Waldo Fall Festival
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Waldo Baptist Church, 6970 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
Waldo’s fall festival is a special event for all families and friends. Hayride & Cookout (weather permitting), fun & games for the kids. Everyone welcome!

Sunday, Oct. 29
Fall Fun Night
4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
All families are welcome to attend a free night of Fall Christian Fun.  Food games and other activities are being planned.  Just bring a pumpkin to carve or paint.  All decorating supplies will be provided.  Enter through the Education Building by the parking lot and go downstairs to lower level. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 25 by calling Tonya Wiseman at 524-2331.

Sunday, Oct. 29
Annual St. Paul Trunk or Treat
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis

Sunday, Oct. 29
Beach Boys – Live Concert
7:15 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 30

Monday-Friday, Oct. 30 – Nov. 3
Annual Fall Clean-up Week 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. Post coming soon with restrictions and contact information.

baptist-healthMonday, Oct. 30
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.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31

Tuesday, Oct. 31
Trick or Treat Hours
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Metropolis, Brookport, Joppa
5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Paducah, Ky.
Drivers need to be especially careful as they travel during these hours. Residents are asked to have their porch lights on if they are distributing treats to costumed youngsters

Tuesday, Oct. 31
Annual Immanuel Baptist Trunk or Treat
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Immanuel Baptist Church, 1119 Market St., Metropolis

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ON-GOING EVENTS —–

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 Oct. 17:  Joy: Quilts by Libby Lehman
Through Dec. 12:  Light Show
Adults workshops also available. For information, visit Website

Yeiser Art Center
Yeiser Art Center, Market House Square, Paducah, Ky.
Oct. 14 – Nov. 25:  Art Through the Lens
Exhibits change throughout the year.   Visit website for schedule

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES —–

Carson Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Oct. 29:  Beach Boys
Nov. 3:  Trace Adkins
Nov. 5:  My Father’s Dragon
Nov. 12:  The Isaacs
Nov. 13:  Elf The Musical
Nov. 17:  Rodney Carrington Live
Nov. 25:  Oak Ridge Boys: Christmas Tour
Nov. 30:  Martina McBride: Joy of Christmas Tour
For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Market House Theater
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Live productions.
Oct. 5-15:  The Hobbit
Nov. 9-19:  Ripcord
For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Paducah, Ky.
Oct. 14 – Bolero
Oct. 15 – A Harvest Festival
Nov. 18 – Red, White & Blue Bash: Salute to our Armed Forces
Website

Clemens Fine Arts Center
4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Oct. 27 – m-pact
Visit website for upcoming events


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