This Week’s Buzz Report

Now through Wednesday, July 27
Vacation Bible School “Pets Unleashed”
Mon.-Tue. 5:15-8 p.m.  Meal followed by program
Wed. 6-8 p.m.  Family Night at Fort Massac Park
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine Street, Metropolis
Where Jesus Cares “Fur” You. Kids are crazy for critters with whiskers, tails, feathers, or scales. That’s why kids will think this VBS is the cat’s meow. For details, see website.  For information, call Tammie at 534-3376.

Headlines manicure pedicureTUESDAY, JULY 26

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

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

Tuesday, July 26
Cancer Nutrition Support Group

11 a.m.
Baptist Health Paducah, Oncology Resource Room, located inside the hospital
The group is for patients diagnosed with cancer of any kind. Information will include how to maintain your nutrition status through cancer treatment and how to increase calorie and protein intake. Phone 270.415.7232 for more information.

Last Tuesday of the Month
Library Book Club
11 a.m. – noon
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street
Learn about and discuss various books and authors. Join this lively, interactive group of book lovers. For information, contact Amanda Quint at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or library@cityofmetropolis.com.   Website

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

Tuesday, July 26
Shawnee Community College Registration Blitz
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
SCC Metro Center, Metropolis
Classes begin on Aug. 17. The schedule of classes is available at the main campus, each of the extension centers and at www.shawneecc.edu, Advisors and financial aid will be available at each event, as well as free popcorn and giveaways. Evening Registrations are scheduled for 4-6:30 p.m. August 11 15, 16, and 17 at the Main Campus and each extension center. A Saturday registration will be held at the Main Campus on August 13 from 8 a.m. – 12 Noon. For further information about SCC fall registration, call 618-634-3397.

Every Tuesday
Karate
4 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Brian Green, instructor.  Cost is $35 per month. For information, call 270-331-0903.

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

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

4th Tuesday of the Month
Cancerport Breast Cancer Support Group
6 p.m.
Baptist Health Imaging Center, 2705 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for those diagnosed with breast cancer and living in recovery. Phone 270-442-1310 for information.

4th Tuesday
Lighthouse Assembly of God Food Bank
670 Airport Road, Metropolis
6 p.m – 9 p.m.
The food bank will be open on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 6-9 .m. during the summer and 6-8 p.m. during the winter.  For more information, call 524-2256 or email LHAOG670@gmail.com.

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.

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
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.

Metro Drugs Back to SchoolWEDNESDAY, JULY 27

For recurring Church-related events,
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Every Wednesday
Parkinson Support
9:30 a.m. Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah OR
10 a.m. Lourdes Hospital, 1530 Lone Oak Rd., Paducah
Group meets every Wednesday, taking turns each week at either Baptist Health, 2nd floor Atrium conference room, or at Lourdes Hospital, basement classroom 4B. For information or specific location, call 270-898-8031.

2nd Wednesday of the Month & 4th Wednesdays
Postpartum Depression Support
9:30 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 is held in the Women’s Health and Wellness Center. For information, call 270-534-4357.

Every Wednesday
Free Swim Laps for Adults Only
Wednesdays & Saturdays
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Metropolis City Pool, 312 W. 4th St.

Every Wednesday
Water Aerobics
Metropolis City Pool, 312 W. 4th St.
Wednesday and Saturday mornings, 11 a.m. – noon
Monday and Thursday nights, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Cost is $25 for the season.  AFAA certified instructors.  Register when you arrive. Open enrollment.

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

Every Wednesday
Weight Watchers
5 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 in July
Family Bible School
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Broadway Church of Christ, 808 Broadway, Metropolis
Classes will be available for all ages, pre-K through adult. Refreshments will be served. Transportation is available by calling 524-5853.

Hittermans Fix It & LayawayTHURSDAY, JULY 28

Last Thursday of each month
Throw in Your Receipt for Charity
All Day
Fat Edd’s Roadhouse, 323 Ferry St., Metropolis
Harrah’s & Fat Edd’s team up together to donate 20% of purchases at Fat Edd’s to a different charity each month.

Every Thursday
The Lord’s Food Pantry

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

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

Every Thursday
Metropolis Rotary Club

12:10 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Central Hall, 1009 North Ave., Metropolis
Club meets weekly to discuss service projects.

Thursday, July 28 – Friday, July 29
Jr. High Baseball and Softball Tryouts
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Massac County High School fields
For incoming 7th-8th grade students. For baseball information, contact Luke Caporale atlcaporale@massac.org. For softball information, contact Patrick Clark at clarkp@massac.org.

Thursday, July 28
St. John Ice Cream Social
5 p.m.
St. John Church, 5187 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
This annual ice cream social is a favorite summertime tradition and features porkburgers, hamburgers, chicken salad, hot dogs, bratwurst, pies and homemade ice cream.   There is also a country store featuring baked goods, garden vegetables, crafts and more.  Freewill donations are accepted for various families in need.  This year’s event will benefit LaDonna Blankenship, of Vienna, whose family has provided a loving home to needy children for years and even adopted six children. This family recently experienced the loss of the husband/father to cancer and the loss of the family income. A portion will also benefit the SJLC Youth Center Construction Fund.  Website

Thursday, July 28
School Supply Giveaway
5 p.m. –  while supplies last
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Harrah’s is sponsoring the Giveaway which include school supplies. Also included are services for dentistry, vaccinations, and hair cuts.  See our post for all the details.

Every Thursday
Water Aerobics

Metropolis City Pool, 312 W. 4th St.
Monday and Thursday nights, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Saturday mornings, 11 a.m. – noon
Cost is $25 for the season.  AFAA certified instructors.  Register when you arrive. Open enrollment.

Thursday, July 28 – Saturday, July 30
Community of Christ VBS
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Community of Christ Church, 1309 Commercial St., Metropolis
Children ages kindergarten through 6th grade are invited. For information, call 618-524-8448.

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

Thursday, July 28
Riverfront Concert Series
Ryanhood with Luke Taylor and Aaron Potter
6 p.m.
Paducah Riverfront
Paducah Parks Services, Maiden Alley Cinema, Columbia Theatre Restoration, Dry Ground Brewing Company and Paducah Beer Werks  partner up to provide the opportunity for attendees to partake of locally crafted beer while enjoying a free concert. See Concert Series Line-Up.

Every Thursday
Line Dancing

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

Every Thursday
DivorceCare

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
This free support group focuses on help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. All are welcome. For information, contact Shawn Casperson at 618-524-1062.

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

Every Thursday
Gamblers Anonymous
7 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.

Bridges DiningFRIDAY, JULY 29

July 29- Aug 7  
Nine Day Trail Ride
Near One Horse Gap Lake in Pope County
Horse riders come from all over to enjoy the trails and camping in Pope County.  Activities for all ages, horse shows, riding competitions and music. 618-683-2105.

Every Friday
Story Time at the Library

11 a.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St.
A few stories will be read and there will also be a fun craft. Kids preschool age and under and home-schooled children are welcome to join in the fun. For information, contact Angela Lockard at 618-524-4312 ext. 3.

Every Friday (April-Sept.)
Paducah International Raceway Racing
3 p.m. Gates open, 7:30 p.m. Racing begins
4445 Shemwell Lane, Paducah
Late-model stock and sprint-car racing Friday nights April through September.  Website

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

Every Friday
Live Music at Harrah’s

9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Local band will perform in Signature Bar in casino. See Website for details.

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Every Saturday 
Farmer’s Market
Courthouse lawn, Superman Square
Anyone that offers fresh produce, baked goods, jams and jellies, or other handmade items are encouraged to participate. For information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 618-524-2714.

Saturday, July 30
Boy Scouts Car Wash
8 a.m. – Noon
Hillebrand’s Automotive, 701 Ferry St., Metropolis
All donations will be accepted.

Saturday, July 30
Homeschooling in High School
9 a.m.-Noon
Shawnee Community College in Ullin, River Room
A discussion on Homeschooling in High School will be facilitated by Marilyn Uehle. Topics to be covered include education options, available curriculum, credits, writing transcripts and dealing with challenging coursework.  A question and answer session will also be held. To register, please contact Stacy Simpson at 618-634-3266.

Saturday, July 30
Pretty Super Smashin Summer Saturday Meet & Greet 
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Downtown Paducah Gazebo, 108 Broadway
Bring the kids to meet and greet their favorite Princesses, Characters & Super Heros. Autograph books can be made for free at Make Paducah (while supplies last), free Cinderella Carriage Rides, Over 14 characters located throughout downtown and the Carson Center. End the day with a super hero movie at Maiden Alley Cinema- tickets only $5 with free popcorn. For information log on to paducahmainstreet.com or email mwinchester@paducahky.gov

Every Saturday
Free Swim Laps for Adults Only
Wednesdays & Saturdays
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Metropolis City Pool, 312 W. 4th St.

Every Saturday
Water Aerobics
Metropolis City Pool, 312 W. 4th St.
Wednesday and Saturday mornings, 11 a.m. – noon
Monday and Thursday nights, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Cost is $25 for the season.  AFAA certified instructors.  Register when you arrive. Open enrollment.

Saturday, July 30
MCHS 1996 Class 20th Reunion
7 p.m.
The reunion will be upstairs with a DJ and bartender. Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple, which does not include food. Everyone is invited to attend.

Every Saturday
Live Music at Harrah’s 

9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Local band will perform in Signature Bar in casino. See Website for details.

DJK Link See the WorldSUNDAY, JULY 31

For recurring Church-related events,
Visit our Beelieve link

Every Sunday
Celebrate Recovery

1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Christ-centered 12-step program for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups. Program is also offered at The Center at Heartland Worship Center in Paducah on Fridays, beginning at 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 31 – Thursday, Aug. 4
Joppa Church VBS
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Joppa Missionary Church, 215 Pearl St., Joppa
Theme is Submerged. Children ages 3 through 12th grade are welcome. Family Night will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5th. Everyone is invited.

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Monday, Aug 1 – Wednesday, Aug. 3
Saints’ Kids Renewable Energy Camp
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus, 8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, Il.
Camp is for students, 9th through 12th grades.  Cost is $75. For registration and information, contact Stacy Simpson at 618-634-3266. Registration and fees due one week before start date.

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

1st Monday of the Month
Massac Quilters
9 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Workshops or demonstrations are held monthly. Anyone interested in quilting is invited to attend.  New members are always welcome.  For more information, call 270-967-9273.

Every Monday
Take Off Pounds Sensibly

10 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.

1st Monday of the Month
Arthritis Support Group
Noon to 1 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for people living with arthritis. Meeting is held in the Baptist Heart Center conference room. Phone 270-575-2721 for more information.

1st Monday of the Month and following Wednesday
Diabetes Class
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class with a certified diabetes instructor to assist with any questions or concerns about diabetes. Meeting will be held in Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2918 for more information.

1st Monday of the Month
Stroke Support Group
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for stroke survivors and their caregivers, family and friends. Light refreshments are served. Group meets in the Baptist Heart Center conference room. Phone Mary Legge at 270-575-2880 to register.

Every Monday
Take Off Pounds Sensibly

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Weigh-ins are from 4:30-5 p.m. and followed by the meeting from 5-5:30 p.m.

1st Monday of the Month & 2nd Monday
Prepared Childbirth Classes
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class designed to help expectant parents in their second or third trimester learn about the labor and delivery process. Class is held in Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

Every Monday
Water Aerobics
Metropolis City Pool, 312 W. 4th St.
Monday and Thursday nights, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Saturday mornings, 11 a.m. – noon
Cost is $25 for the season.  AFAA certified instructors.  Register when you arrive. Open enrollment.

Every Monday
Constitution Party
6 p.m.
United Country Real Estate, 109 W. 5th St., Metropolis
Everyone is invited. For information, call 618-524-9516.

First Monday of the Month (and next 3 Mondays)
Introduction to Social Ballroom Dancing
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Paducah Dance Academy, 6650 Old Cairo Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Waltz, tango, foxtrot, cha-cha, rumba, salsa, hustle, and swing are just a few of the dances taught in this class. During the month, two dances are selected. Students will learn through demonstration, discussion, and dancing the basic figures of each dance, and also how to communicate through dancing the roles of leader/follower, to make dancing easier and more understandable.  Partners not required, but recommended. Cost is $25 per person for the month (four Monday classes, an hour each).  For details, see Event Post.

Monday, Aug. 1
Caregiver Support Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Paducah First Baptist Church, 2890 Broadway, Paducah
This month’s topic is “When Grief Takes Up Residence.” The presenter will be Tommy Tucker, pastor of caring and senior adults. The public is invited to attend. For information, call 270-442-2728 or go to http://www.fpcpaducah.org.

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.

1st Monday of the Month
Massac County Historical Society
6:30 p.m.
Elijah P. Curtis Home, 405 Market St., Metropolis.
Anyone interested in history is invited to attend the free meeting.

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Tuesday, Aug. 2
All Ages Coloring Book Day
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street
Help yourself and come and go as you please, all day. Coloring pages, crayons and markers will be set up downstairs. Come in and color a page and celebrate National Coloring Book Day. All ages are welcome.

1st Tuesday of the Month and Last Tuesday
Library Book Club
11 a.m. – noon
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street
Learn about and discuss various books and authors. Join this lively, interactive group of book lovers. For information, contact Amanda Quint at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or library@cityofmetropolis.com.    Website

1st Tuesday of the Month
Weight Loss Information Session
6 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Learn about medical and surgical options for weight loss. Meeting will be held in Baptist Heart Center auditorium. Phone 270-443-0202 for information.

1st Tuesday of the Month
Project Hope Humane Society
6:30 p.m.
Regular monthly meeting.  For time and place, call 618-524-8939 or 618-524-7709.

1st Tuesday (Mar., May, Aug., Oct., Dec.)
Heartland Christian Home Educators of Illinois
6 p.m.
St. John Church, 6201 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
This support group for parents who home school conducts monthly parents meeting. For information call Carrie Bullock at 618-638-3289 or carriehche@gmail.com.

1st Tuesday of the Month
Mental Illness Support Group
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers this support group for family members and those with mental illness.  For information, call 524-5628.

1st Tuesday of each Month
Coupon Club
7 p.m.
Brookport City Hall, West Third St., Brookport
This group will meet monthly to help others learn how to get the most out of couponing.  All are welcome to the free meeting.

1st Tuesday of the Month
American Legion Post 306
7 p.m.
321 Market St., Metropolis
Monthly meeting.

1st Tuesday of the Month
Mental Illness Support Group
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
The National Alliance on Mental Illness support group for family members and those with mental illness. For information, call 618-524-5628.

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1st Wednesday of the Month
Stitchers!
Noon
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
You are invited to bring anything that you might be working on. Share crafting ideas and learn from the Stitchers!  Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, call 618-524-4312.  Website 

1st Wednesday of the Month
VFW Post 3847
7 p.m.
American Legion, 4th and Market streets, Metropolis
Monthly meeting.  Potential members are always welcome.

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Aug. 4-6
River to River Yard Sale
Along Hwy. 146 from East Cape to Golconda
Community wide yard sales are being held along the route in East Cape, McClure, Ware, Jonesboro, Anna and Golconda. If you want to hold a yard sale of your own, the best thing to do is contact property owners directly who live along Hwy. 146.   If you would like some ideas of where you can set up contact Julie Ames at 618-697-2435 or email jjames101202@hotmail.com. Organizers say bring cash, as many holding yard sales will not accept personal checks, and aren’t set up to take debit or credit cards.

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

Thursday, August 4
Riverfront Concert Series
Bently Caldwell with Soul Creations
6 p.m.
Paducah Riverfront
Paducah Parks Services, Maiden Alley Cinema, Columbia Theatre Restoration, Dry Ground Brewing Company and Paducah Beer Werks  partner up to provide the opportunity for attendees to partake of locally crafted beer while enjoying a free concert. See Concert Series Line-Up.

FRIDAY, AUG. 5

Aug. 5
Movies in the Park – Tomorrowland

Dusk: movie begins
Fort Massac State Park picnic area, across from Sonic
Come early and bring your blanket and/or lawn chairs. In case of rain, they will be held inside the Visitor Center. Concessions will be available for purchase. No alcohol is allowed and pets must be on leashes. Free Admission. For more information, call 618-524-4712.

Aug. 5
Annual ACS Gospel Benefit Concert
7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, Metropolis
The annual benefit concert for the American Cancer Society will feature The Hoppers. Admission is free. A love offering will be accepted for cancer research.

Aug. 5
City of  Golconda Yard Sale Weekend 

Aug. 5-6   
Cobden Peach Festival    
Cobden, Illinois
Sponsored by the Cobden Lions Club, features carnival rides and games, Peach Queen Contest, homemade food and peach cobbler, 5K run/walk and parade on Sat. Free admission.

SATURDAY, AUG. 6

Every Weekend in August
Mansion Fest

Riverview Mansion Hotel, Golconda
Weekends only celebration of hospitality and heritage featuring live music, hotel give-a-ways, good food and drink specials, and local beer and wine tastings.  The grand Riverview Mansion Hotel in Golconda is famous for its unrivaled selection of local beers and wines, and its famous biergarten deck overlooking the Ohio River.  www.mainstreetgolconda.org

Aug. 6, First Saturday of the Month
Olmsted Farmers Market and Trade Day
8 a.m.-Noon
Front Street, downtown Olmsted
Olmsted Parks Department will sponsor this event on the first Saturday of each month.  There is no cost for vendors to participate.  For more information, call Olmsted City Hall at 618-742-6487.

Aug. 6  
Hummingbird Festival
9 a.m.-Noon
Trail of Tears State Forest pavilion, Jonesboro, Illinois
There is no charge for the event.   Dozens of hummingbirds should be present to “wow” the observers.  After the birds are captured and banded (through special permits), visitors may wish to adopt one (for a $5 donation to the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders, sponsor of the event) and have the privilege of releasing it back to the wild.  Those who adopt birds will receive an attractive signed certificate and will be notified if their bird is ever recaptured.  217-787-3515.

1st Saturday of the Month
Free Nail Clipping Day for Dogs
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Paws and Claws Dog Salon, 3098 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Free nail clipping for all dogs at Paws and Claws located across from Massac Junior High School. For more information, contact Kathy or Bethany at 618-638-3988 or candlebakery@frontier.com.

1st Saturday of the Month
Prepared Childbirth Classes
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class designed to help expectant parents in their second or third trimester learn about the labor and delivery process. Class is held in Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

1st Saturday of the Month
Southern Illinois Spinners and Weavers Guild
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis, Il.
Artists include knitters, spinners, weavers, crocheters, felters, and other fiber arts. Feel free to join in or just come and watch. New members are welcome and there is no cost to join guild or to attend gatherings. Meetings are once a month on the first Saturday. For more information, call 618-524-9321.  Facebook

Saturday, Aug. 6 – Sunday, Aug. 7
Midsummer Picnic Pairings
Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
All 12 wineries of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail have paired up to create three wonderful weekends of savory wine and food pairings.  We invite you to join us for a progressive tasting along the trail and enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of our wines paired with delicious samples. Pre-purchase your ticket online and select your starting point.  The first winery that you visit will give you a souvenir wine glass and your tasting ticket. Bring your ticket to each location along the trail to enjoy your pairings. For information, visit websitehttp://www.shawneewinetrail.com/wine-food-pairing-weekend

Saturday, Aug. 6
Back to School Bash
3:30 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street
Celebrate the upcoming school year with a BASH! Special guest, magician Kal Kotter will perform a magic show. It will take place downstairs in the basement. There will be refreshments and  snacks for the kiddos, as well as a few door prizes. This program is intended for kids ages 5 to 18. Any questions call the library, 618-524-4312 ext. 3, and ask for Ms. Angie.

SUNDAY, AUG. 7

Sunday, Aug. 7
Midsummer Picnic Pairings

Sun. 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
All 12 wineries of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail have paired up to create three wonderful weekends of savory wine and food pairings.  We invite you to join us for a progressive tasting along the trail and enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of our wines paired with delicious samples. Pre-purchase your ticket online and select your starting point.  The first winery that you visit will give you a souvenir wine glass and your tasting ticket. Bring your ticket to each location along the trail to enjoy your pairings. For information, visit websitehttp://www.shawneewinetrail.com/wine-food-pairing-weekend

MONDAY, AUG. 8

2nd Monday of the Month
Metropolis Garden Club
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St.
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 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, Aug. 8
Cancer Support Group
4:30 p.m.
Oncology Resource Room, located inside Baptist Health Paducah
The group provides support for those recently diagnosed and for those living in recovery. Phone 270.415.7718 for more information.

Monday, Aug. 8
Emancipation Proclamation Day with Ann Stokes
5:30 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Join us for the educational and entertaining portrayal of Anne Stokes, by Marlene Rivero. Stokes was the first African-American woman to ever serve aboard a U.S. naval ship.

2nd Monday of the Month
Go Heart Smart
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Open to anyone interested in learning more about behavioral change and prevention of disease. Meetings will be held monthly on the second Monday. For more information, contact Cindy Oliver at 800-698-4820 x177.

2nd Monday of the Month
MCHS Band Boosters
6:30 p.m.
Massac County High School Band Room
The band boosters meet monthly to assist with Patriot Band activities.

2nd Monday of the Month & 4th Monday
Metropolis City Council
7 p.m.
City Hall, Council Room upstairs, 106 West 5th St., Metropolis
Council meets regularly on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.  Meeting is open to the public.

TUESDAY, AUG. 9

2nd Tuesday of the Month
Mothering Through Breastfeeding
10 a.m.
Grace Episcopal Church, 9th and Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
This parenting support group is open to all pregnant and nursing mothers and their children.  For information, call 270-443-2373 or 270-442-4891.

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

2nd Tuesday
Lighthouse Assembly of God Food Bank
670 Airport Road, Metropolis
6-9 p.m.
The food bank will be open on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 6-9 .m. during the summer and 6-8 p.m. during the winter.  For more information, call 524-2256 or email LHAOG670@gmail.com.

2nd Tuesday of the Month
Girl Scout Leaders Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Girl Scout House, 1230 E. 7th St., Metropolis

2nd Tuesday of the Month
Friends of IOOF Cemetery Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, basement, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Anyone interested in the maintenance of the IOOF Cemeteries is encouraged to attend the meeting on the second Tuesday of each month.

2nd Tuesday of the Month
Brookport City Council
7 p.m.
City Council Chambers, W. 3rd St., Brookport, Il.
The Council meets monthly to discuss city government. Community members have two minutes to voice their concerns during the public session. Anything that will take longer must be put on the agenda by notifying City Hall by Friday.

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

2nd Tuesday of the Month
VFW Ladies Auxiliary
7 p.m.
American Legion Post, 4th and Market streets, Metropolis
Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 3847 meets on the second Tuesday of each month.

Metropolis PlanetPLAN AHEAD —– 

Saturday, Sept. 24
Metropolis All-School Reunion
5 p.m. – registration
6:30 p.m. – program
7 p.m. – dinner
Baymont Theater, 203 Front St., Metropolis
All class members from Metropolis Community High School are welcome.  Cost is $35 per person, checks payable to All School Reunion. Individuals may make their reservations by sending their name, address, email address and phone number to All School Reunion, P.O. Box 3, Metropolis, IL  62960-0003.

Four Rivers Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.

Aug. 12:  Loretta Lynn
Aug. 24: Weird Al Yankovic
Oct. 21:  Josh Turner
Nov. 27:  Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Dec. 7:  Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Dec. 13:  Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker
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Market House Theater
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Live productions.
Hot Summer Bash – August 12
Visit website.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Paducah, Ky.
New season begins in September.
Website

Clemens Fine Arts Center
4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky
Stay tuned for upcoming announcements for 2016-17.
Sept. 9 – Lonestar in Concert
Oct. 13 – Shanghia Acrobats
Nov. 29 – It’s A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theater
Mar. 5, 2017 – Artrageous
April 28 – The Langston Hughes Project
Visit website for upcoming events

———- ON-GOING EVENTS ———-

National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson St., Paducah, Ky.
Through Aug. 9:
12th Quilt Japan
Ongoing:  Oh WOW! Miniature Quilts
Website

Yeiser Art Center
Yeiser Art Center, Market House Square, Paducah, Ky.
Exhibits change throughout the year.   Visit website for schedule


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