This Week’s Buzz Report

BEE Informed – Featured Posts
Summer Craft & Vendor Show is June 2
Metropolis Pool  Announces Swim Lessons & Water Aerobics Schedules
Superman Celebration is June 7-10
Movies in the Park Schedule
YAC Summer Art Camp Registration Is Open

Through Sunday, June 10
14th Annual Southern Illinois Music Festival
Festival features three-dozen professional performances from Twos by Tues., Carbondale to Cairo, Murphysboro to Marion and at many points in between. In addition to members of the New Chicago Chamber Orchestra, musicians from throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia perform orchestral and chamber music, opera, patriotic music, and jazz in an informal and inviting atmosphere.  Website.

Through Monday, May 28
Herrin Festa Italiana
The event features great Italian food, family fun, an array of contests for all ages, a fine arts and crafts exhibit, bocce ball tournament, car show, bike and pet parade, and concert performances by Beach Boys, Lee Brice, Queensryche, Slaughter, Kix and more. For details, visit website.

Nightly Through Wednesday, May 30
Gospel Meeting: That Which Is Perfect
7 p.m.
​North Crockett Church of Christ, 508 Crockett St., Brookport
Speakers include Eric Doss, Philip Jones, Antoine Hutcheson. and Paul Wingfield. Sunday services include Bible study at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m., fellowship at 1 p.m., and congregational singing and preaching at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. If transportation is needed, call 270-442-5670 or 618-564-2323.​


Monday, May 28
Memorial Day closings in Metropolis
Closures include banks, government offices, including post offices schools, and most retail businesses. Trash service will be delayed one day throughout the city.

Monday-Thursday, May 21-24
Cinemark Summer Movie: The Emoji Movie
9:30 and 10 a.m.
Cinemark Theater, 5159 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, Ky.
The Emoji Movie is playing this week. Ten fun films for kids. Ten movies for $5 or one movie for $1. All films are rated PG. For movie schedule, see our Post.

Monday, May 28
Memorial  Day Service
11 a.m.
Memorial Park next to the Metropolis Public Library
The posting of colors, invitation to veterans and open prayer will be presented. Taps will be performed and a 21-gun salute will be featured. Guest speaker will be a local pastor. National Anthem will be sung by American Heritage Girls Troop IL 1230 and Trail Life USA Troop IL 2343. Everyone is encouraged to come honor those who served.

Monday, May 28 
At the River Ministries Free Hot Meal
5-6:30 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. Meals are served 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.

Every Monday
Monday Night Live: Due South
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Come and enjoy live music, dancing, and refreshments. Different band will play each week. Donation is required to help cover the cost of the band hired to play. Organizers are unpaid volunteers who donate the food that is served. For information, call 618-638-2595.


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

Every Tuesday
Metropolis Kiwanis Club
Noon-1 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
Club meets weekly to hear presentations and discuss service projects.  Meetings are free and they welcome anyone who wants to learn about becoming a member. For information, contact Billy Wessel at 618-524-2195. Website.

Every Tuesday
Karate and Kick Boxing
4 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Brian Green is the instructor. Cost is $35 per month, with discounts for multiple family members. For information, call 270-331-0903.

Every Tuesday
Bridge Ministry Weekly Dinner
6-8 p.m.
Brookport School gym, 319 Ferry St., Brookport, Il.
Area churches who have organized this ministry are hosting a free weekly dinner for Massac County residents who are in need. For 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 at 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, May 29
Joppa Junior High School Graduation
7 p.m.
Joppa Junior High School
Details will be listed as they become available.

Tuesday, May 29  (delayed one day due to holiday)
Metropolis City Council
7 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.


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 block every Wednesday. Website.


Every Thursday 
Lord’s Food Pantry
9 a.m.-3 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 
10-11 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Janet Foster is the instructor.   There is no charge.  For information, call 618-524-1696. If Unit 1 is out for bad weather, class will not meet.

Every Thursday
Metropolis Rotary Club
12:10-1 p.m.
Central Hall, 1009 North Ave., Metropolis
Club meets weekly to discuss service projects. For information, contact Areia Hathcock at 618-524-2141.  Website.

Thursday, May 31
Rotary Social Kickball Game
6-8:30 p.m.
Fort Massac Fairground Shelter, Metropolis
Put your best foot forward and bring your A-game for a friendly and fun game of kickball. Get to know what Rotary is all about and the difference they continue to make in our community and all over the world. Bring your family and friends.  Facebook.

Thursday-Sunday, May 31 – June 16
Sister Act – The Musical
Thu.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 9th  2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sun. 2:30 p.m.
Market House Theater, 132 Market House Square., Paducah, Ky.
A nightclub singer hopeful is also the girlfriend of a mobster. After witnessing a murder, she hides out in a convent and turns everything upside down. This uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.  Website.


Friday-Saturday, June 1-2  
Annual Lusk Creek BBQ Cook Off

Golconda, IL
Bands, beer tent, teams competing for awards. Melungeons will play on Saturday from 2-5 p.m. For information call 618-969-8800 or 618-683-6246.  Facebook.

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.

Friday-Sunday, June 1-3, 8-10, and 15-16
U-Pick Lavendar Farm & Gift Shop
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Shawnee Hills Lavender 480 Brown Section Rd, Cobden, Il.
You pick your own fresh lavender bundles from nine blooming lavender varieties. Bundles are $5 when fields are in bloom. Rain or shine. For information, call 618-534-4659 or 618-697-2943.   Facebook.

Friday, June 1 – July 2
Library Summer Reading Registration
10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Theme: Libraries Rock. There are some great programs and presenters that will help your family include reading and related activities in a fun way to your summer family time. You read books and earn prizes. Registration ends on July 2nd. To register call the library at 618-524-4312 ext. 3. Website. Facebook.

Friday, June 1
MCDAC 5th Annual Golf Scramble
12:30-5 p.m.
Metropolis Country Club
Cost:  Hole Sponsor – $50,  Team – $200, Corporate Sponsor/Team – $250. Check for updates on Facebook.

Friday, June 1baptist-health
Kangaroo Klub for Breastfeeding Mothers
1-2:30 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 Shirley Trail Lanier, Medical Park 2. Phone 270-415-4680 for information.

Friday, June 1
Andy Andrews
3 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Hailed by a New York Times reporter as “someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America,” Andy Andrews is an internationally known speaker and author. Tickets are not available online. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Friday-Saturday, June 1-2
Homeless Night
5 p.m-8 a.m.
Haven House Apartments, 306 W. 8th St., Metropolis
Residents of the Apartments will be on hand to share their stories and why supporting Haven House is so important and why they are trying to make a big change in the homeless population. Boxes will be set up on the vacant lot next to the apartments. For information, call 618-524-3653 or visit office in Unit D.

Every Friday
Dirt Track Racing
5-11 p.m.
Paducah International Raceway, 4445 Shemwell Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Grandstand seating opens at 5 pm, and racing is slated for 8 pm each night through October. Grandstand admission is $10. For information, visit website or Facebook.

Every Friday-Sunday
Live Harness Racing
6 p.m.
Bluegrass Downs, 150 Downs Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Catch the live racing action every Friday through Sunday from May 25 through June 24. Website.

Friday, June 1
HeArt & Soul Art Celebration & Auction
6-9 p.m.
Walker Hall Events Center, 229 Madison St., Paducah, Ky.
Come for an evening of food and entertainment with silent and live auctions. Local professional artists are working in collaboration with the individuals served at Easter Seals West Kentucky to produce some truly beautiful art, which will be available in the live auction. The silent auction promises to have a huge selection of items from local and area businesses. For details, visit Facebook.

Every Friday
Paducah Writers Group
8-10:30 p.m.
Etcetera Coffeehouse, 320 N. 6th St., Paducah, Ky.
Poets and storytellers from the area gather to share their words. Step up to the mic yourself, or just sit and listen. Free.

Every Friday-Saturday
Live Music at Harrah’s
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Enjoy live music from a local band every weekend in the Signature Bar located in the casino area.   Website.   Facebook.


Saturday, June 2
Annual Bass Tournament
5 a.m.-3 p.m.
Golconda Marina, 1 Marina Way, Golconda, IL
Annual Rodney J. Brenner Memorial Buddy Bass Tournament sponsored by the Southeastern Illinois College Foundation. For information, call 618-683-9006. Facebook.

Saturday, June 2
Annual Spokes for Strokes Bike Tour
7 a.m. Registration
8 a.m. Tour starts
Baptist Health Imaging Center, 2705 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Registration at is $25 for an individual, $40 for couples and $50 for a family of four. Bike tour is on three well-marked routes through beautiful McCracken, Marshall and Graves counties. Each route is SAG-supported with refreshments and toilet facilities at rest stops as follows: 65 miles with rolling hills, six rest stops; 35 miles, four rest stops; 10 miles, flatter terrain just in McCracken County, with one stop.  For information, call 270-575-2851.

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.  Market runs through Oct. 27. Limited vendors are also present Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For information visit

Every Saturday  
Golconda Farmers Market

8 a.m.-1 p.m.
118 Main St., Golconda
Located on the Pope County courthouse lawn through mid-September.

Saturday, June 2
Summer Craft & Vendor Show
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Arts and crafts, homemade good, up-cycled goods and independants vendors are offered. Free admission. For vendor list, see our Post.

Saturday, June 2
Annual Riverfront Rod Run
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Historic Downtown, Paducah, Ky.
The annual event features unique and colorful displays of American-made, hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks through 1972 and all motorcycles. Hosted by River Tin Street Rods. For information, call 270-293-5359 or 270-217-0511,  or visit website.

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Noble Park Kids Fishing Tournament
9-11 a.m.
Noble Park Lake, 2915 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free catch and release tournament for kids 6-11 years old. Children may use their own pole and bait, or they can borrow from the park while supplies last. Fishing license not needed. Awards will be given. Goodie bags will be handed out to first 75 people to register. For details, visit website.

Saturday, June 2
Massac County Youth Football Registration
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Massac County Community Center, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis
Registration for tackle football for 3-4 grades, 5-6 grades, and 7-8 grades.  Facebook.

Saturday, June 2
Southern Illinois Spinners and Weavers Guild
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis, Il.
Artists include knitters, spinners, weavers, crocheters, felters, and other fiber arts. Feel free to join in or just come and watch. New members are welcome and there is no cost to join guild or to attend gatherings. Meetings are held in the Visitor Center on the 1st Saturday of each month. For information, call 618-524-9321.  Facebook.

Saturday, June 2 
MCHs Class of 1978 40-Year Reunion
Lana Ohmes’ barn, 6916 Unity School Rd., Brookport
Casual reunion starts with a fire pit weiner roast from noon-2 pm, group picture from 5-6 pm, barbecue dinner from 6-8 pm, and fellowship afterwards. The cost is $15 per person. Please RSVP by May 9 to Rhonda Hausman at

Saturday, June 2
Gospel Concert
6 p.m.
Family Worship Center, 714 Filmore St., Metropolis
All local singers and musicians are invited to share their message. This concert will be held the first Saturday of each month. For information, call Pastor Bobby Shearl at 678-630-3352.


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Every Sunday
Celebrate Recovery
1-3:30 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Christ-centered 12-step program for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups. For information, call 618-524-1062.

Every Sunday
Live Harness Racing
6 p.m.
Bluegrass Downs, 150 Downs Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Catch the live racing action every Friday through Sunday from May 25 through June 24. Website


Monday, June 4
AlliedSignal/Honeywell Retirees
7:30 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. For information, contact Joe Miller at 618-524-7147.

Monday, June 4
Massac County Quilters
9 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Workshops or demonstrations are held monthly at no charge. Anyone interested in quilting is invited to attend.  New members are always welcome. Coffee at 9 am and meeting at 9:30 am. Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month. For more information, call 270-967-9273.  Website.

Monday-Thursday, June 4-7
Cinemark Summer Movie: Boss Baby
9:30 and 10 a.m.
Cinemark Theater, 5159 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Boss Baby is playing this week. Ten fun films for kids. Ten movies for $5 or one movie for $1. All films are rated PG. For movie schedule, see our Post.

Monday, June 4
Bicycle Rodeo
10 a.m.-Noon
Metropolis Elementary School, 1015 Filmore St.
It will be an opportunity for children to bring their bikes and scooters to school so that Metropolis Police Officer, Nick Holland, can get pertinent details including serial number. A registration sticker will be placed on the bike/scooter to make the process of locating and finding it easier if it should be stolen. Refreshments will be served. Drawing will be held for a family pool pass for the summer. Bike-World well set up a skills and handling course, weather permitting. Learn basic safety steps. For information, call Holland at 618-524-2310.

Monday, June 4
Mega Bag Monday Sale
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hope Unlimited, 305 Lincoln St., Metropolis
Fill a bag of clothes for just $4. All clothing is eligible for the sale: newborn, children’s, juniors, maternity, women’s and men’s. All proceeds benefit Hope Unlimited Family Care Center’s free and confidential programs for parents. Facebook.

Every Monday
Strong for Life
10:30-11:30 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 exercise.

Monday, June 4baptist-health
Arthritis Support Group
Noon-1 p.m.
Baptist Health Heart Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for people living with arthritis. Meeting is held in the conference room. Phone 270-575-2721 for information.

Monday, June 4baptist-health
Stroke Support Group
3-4:30 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 in the Barnes auditorium. Phone Mary Legge at 270-575-2880 to register.

Monday, June 4
Rogue Fabric Divas
6-8 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This open group loves to sew. They take turns hosting monthly projects and learn together. There is no member fee. The only requirement is a desire to sew and make friends. Start a project on the 1st  Monday and finish on the 3rd Thursday. For information, call 618-524-7180. Facebook.

Monday, June 4
Massac County Historical Society
6:30 p.m.
Elijah P. Curtis Home, 405 Market St., Metropolis.
Anyone interested in history is invited to attend. Meetings often have programs of historical interest. For information, contact Paul Fellows at 618-524-7203.

Monday, June 4
Caring for Your Aging Loved One Support Group 
6:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 2890 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
This group provides spiritual and emotional support, support in dealing with other family members, support to those who are caring for their loved one alone, and a listening ear. Everyone is invited to attend. This group meets on the first Monday of each month in the fellowship hall. For information, call 270-442-2278 or visit website.

Every Monday
AA – Alcoholics Anonymous
8 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, June 5
St. Paul Annual Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction
9 a.m. -1 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
Silent Auction starts at 9 a.m. Luncheon will be served from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. in the Educational Building. Proceeds from the auction will be used for the Lutheran Social Services Angel Tree and COPE food pantry. Everyone is invited.

Tuesday, June 5
Lourdes Grief Support
Lourdes Hospice, 616 Market St., Metropolis
This is a free support and is open to anyone. Group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month. For information, call 618-524-3757.

Tuesday, June 5
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 on the first Tuesday of each month. For information contact Carrie Bullock at 618-638-3289 or

Tuesday, June 5
Project Hope Humane Society
6:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St.
Regular meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Volunteers and foster parents are always needed in caring for those animals waiting for their fur-ever home. For information, call 618-524-8939 or 618-524-7709.

Tuesday, June 5
Joppa Village Board of Trustees Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Joppa’s Village Hall, 217 North Ave., Joppa, IL
The Village Board of Trustees meet the first Tuesday of the month. All meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday, June 5
NAMI Support Group
7-8 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
The National Alliance on Mental Illness support group for family members and those with mental illness. Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month. For information, call 618-524-5628.


Wednesdays, June 6 & June 20baptist-health
Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Group meets in the Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Group meets every other Wednesday. Phone 270-575-2721 for more information.

Wednesday, June 6
DAR Genealogy Research
1-3 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Kathy Reagor of The Massac County Daughter of the American Revolution Chapter will advise and assist with D.A.R. genealogy research.

Wednesday, June 6
VFW Post 3847 Meeting
7 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-Sunday, June 7-10, 2018
39th Annual Superman Celebration
10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Superman Square, Market St., Metropolis
This year’s Superman Celebration is dedication to the memory of Noel Neill. Celebrating all things Super with events for young and old. Characters, artists and celebrities associated with Superman comics, television shows and movies can be seen around town during this one-of-a-kind event. Celebrities include Erica Durance, Margot Kidder, and Sarah Douglas. Event schedule to be posted in June.  Website.   Facebook. Annual event held annually on the second full weekend of June.

Thursday, June 7
10th Annual Film Festival Screenings & Awards

Superman Square, Man of Steel Tent, Metropolis
Films range from original superhero creations to fan films in a variety of genres, from comics to science fiction. (Details to be confirmed)

Thursday, June 7
Veterans Administration Assistance
8 a.m.-4 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.

Thursday, June 7
New Hope Clothing Boutique
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
First Christian Church, W. 3rd and Crockett sts., Brookport, Il.
Free clothing boutique for residents of Brookport, Unionville, and Metropolis. To donate clothes please call the church office to see what they are taking at that time. They have most sizes. Boutique will be open the 1st Thursday of each month. For information, contact Pastor Zachary Tomkinson at 618-564-2338 or fccbrookport@outlook.comFacebook.

Thursday, June 7
Receipts for Charity: Friends of Fort Massac
11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Cordavino’s, 310 Ferry St., Metropolis
Local restaurants join forces with Harrah’s Metropolis to give back to local organizations. 20% of receipts collected on the first Thursday of each month are included in donations to designated charities.

Thursday-Saturday, June 7-9
Libation Station
11 a.m.-10 p.m.
PrewBub Cafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
Cold drinks tea, soda, beer, wine hard ciders, juice and lemonade. Located on the patio on corner of 8th and Market Street. Activities include corn hole, ring toss, face painting and animal balloons for kids. For information, contact Terri at 618-519-0785 or

Thursday, June 7baptist-health
Multiple Myeloma Support Group
6 p.m.
Baptist Health Cancer Care Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
This group provides support for patients, caregivers, family members and friends, and allows them to learn the latest advances in the treatment and management of myeloma. Meeting held in Radiation Conference Room. For information, call 270-559-3005.

Thursday-Saturday, June 7-9
Sonshine Carnival
5 p.m. Thu.-Fri.
Noon  Sat.
Near Dorothy Miller Park, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Ticket information is as follows: Armbands $15 (armbands required for every session) – Single tickets $1 (2 or more required) – 20 tickets for $15 (A savings of $5). There are two sessions on Saturday, each session requires a separate armband purchase. All weather permitting.

Thursday, June 7
Historic Preservation 101
7–8 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
In this presentation, Chris Black will discuss the background of historic preservation in Paducah and its role in community development. Website.

Thursday, June 7
Annual Superman Road Race & Fun Walk
7-8:30 p.m.
Fort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
The 30th Annual Superman Road Race will include a 4-mile run and a 2-mile walk. Participants start and return in Fort Massac State Park. Awards given for both Men and Women based on age divisions. Race starts and ends at the large pavilion across from Sonic. Pick up entry form at the Chamber of Commerce or visit Facebook event.

Thursday, June 7
10th Annual Super Bowl(ing)
7-10 p.m.
Super Bowl, 1107 E. 8th St, Metropolis
Each Team/Lane must have 5-6 people. Bumper bowling for kids is on the far lane. Cost is $8 per person which includes two games and shoe rental. Bring any Superman or geeky item to donate to Sell For Good and/or bring some money to buy. Raffle also available. All proceeds are donated to The Humane Society. Facebook.

Thursday, June 7
Little River Band – In Concert
7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Through the ‘70’s and ‘80’s, Little River Band enjoyed huge chart success with multi-platinum albums and chart topping hits like: “Reminiscing,” “Cool Change,” “Lonesome Loser” and many more. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.


Friday, June  8  (detail confirmation not available yet)Superhero breakfast
Save the Massac Breakfast with Superheroes

7-10 a.m.
Happy Hearts Senior Center, 701 Market St., Metropolis
Dine with your favorite superheroes with a special breakfast for kids and kids of all ages. Superheroes will be on hand for photos and to interact with the crowd. Scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy with choice of milk, orange juice or coffee will be served. Limited seating. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $7 for children. All proceeds goes towards renovating the Massac Theatre. For tickets or information, contact the Metropolis Chamber at 618-524-7986.

Friday-Sunday, June 8-10
Metropolis Super Con
Fri.  10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat.    9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
715 Market St., Metropolis (caddy-corner from Lois Lane Statue)
Free and open to the public. Vendors manning 50 tables will be selling Superman collectibles, Sci-Fi, Comic Books, Action Figures, Super Hero memorabilia, Super Hero clothing and costumes, jewelry, gaming stuff and supplies, cos-play merchandise, TV and movie collectibles and autographed photos, Star Wars collectibles, and most of what one would find at a big-city pop culture con. For information, contact Kevin Steward at 270-210-1868 or Website.

Friday, June 8
Superman Super Site Meet & Greet
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Hardees, 601 Ferry St., Metropolis
Please RSVP and join us for the 9th Annual Superman Super Site Meet & Greet taking place during the 40th Annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL. There will be prizes to be won, and giveaways for everyone who shows up.Steve Younis and other Superman Homepage staff members will be attending, Please RSVP by clicking “going” button on Facebook Event.


Saturday,  June 9
Paducah Farmer’s Market: Shortcake Showdown

7:30 a.m.-2 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 children’s craft tables, acoustic music, balloon animals, face painting, food sampling, cooking demonstrations, and more. For information visit

Saturday, June 9
Karnak 2nd Annual Car Show
8 a.m.-Noon
Karnak, IL
Music by Hot Rod Nights. There will be a DJ and food by Hoggies BBQ. Entry fee will be $20 if being judged, $15 for the second entry. Non-judged entry is $10. Spectators entry is free. Judging will being at noon. Registration form can be found on website. Any further questions can be answered at City Hall 618-634-9311.

Saturday, June 9
Annual Metropolis Kiwanis Superman Bicycle Ride
8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
The ride will begin near the trout pond with a mass start led by Superman. The ride will include 10-, 40- and 61-mile routes. Adult fee is $30. Children 16 and under can ride for free with a registered parent or guardian. For information, visit website or Facebook.

Saturday, June 9
Salt & Light: Clothes Closet and More
9 a.m.-Noon
Salt and Light, 718 E. 12th St., Metropolis
New Beginnings Baptist Church offers clothes of all sizes, shoes, coats, household goods, book and furniture. Available for free for anyone in need on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Donation bin is located beside garage door. For information, call Rachel at 618-638-3388 or

Saturday, June 9
Community CPR Class
9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Basic Life Support
2-6 p.m.  Heartsaver
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
For more information and to sign up, contact Clarissa Shepherd at 618-638-5170 or

Saturday, June 9
Illinois Milkweed and Milkweed Pollination
10-11 a.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, IL
Join John Schwegman as he shares the natural history of the numerous varieties of milkweed found in Illinois, which provide a haven for many species of pollinators. For information, call 618-657-2064. Website.

Saturday, June 9
Garrison for the Massiac Marines
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E 5th St., Metropolis
Massiac Marines, French and Indian War period reenactors present a living history program. Reenactors will be demonstrating a variety of 18th century children’s and tavern games. Visitors are encouraged to join in. Usually meet monthly on the 2nd Saturday of each month. For information call 618-524-9321.  Facebook.

Saturday, June 9
Second Saturday Gallery Walk
Noon-6 p.m.
LowerTown Arts District Galleries & Studios, Paducah, Ky.
Visit LowerTown’s great galleries and studios. Enjoy fine art and crafts while strolling through this historic neighborhood. Event is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month. For information call 270-444-8649.


Sunday, June 10
Rotary Super Car Show
Fort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Cars and trucks are polished to perfection and fill Fort Massac State Park for the popular show. Free.  For information, call 618-524-2714. Held annually in conjunction with the Superman Celebration.


Mondays, June 11 and July 16
Walk-in Days for Head Start Shots
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Southern Seven Health Dept., 1230 Commercial Park Rd., Metropolis
Good opportunity for enrolled and potentially enrolled Head Start children to get caught up on shots. A Blood Lead, T.B., Hemoglobin, and updated shot record are all requirements for Head Start. For information, call 618-921-1614 or 618-524-5222.

Monday-Thursday, June 11-14
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
9:30 and 10 a.m.
Cinemark Theater, 5159 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Smurfs: The Lost Village is playing this week. Ten fun films for kids. Ten movies for $5 or one movie for $1. All films are rated PG. For movie schedule, see our Post.

Monday, June 11
Metropolis Garden Club
9:30 a.m
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis.
Visitors are always welcome. Refreshments are available at 9:30 am, followed by the program at 10 am. Admission is free.  Membership fee is $15. 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  Website.

Monday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 13baptist-health
Diabetes Classes
1-4 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 doctor’s order is required. Class meets in the Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2282 for information.

Monday, June 11
Free Haircuts
1-4 p.m.
Hope Unlimited, 305 Lincoln St., Metropolis,
Hair stylist Karrin Griffin donates her skills to help our parents and their children save a little money. If you are interested in a haircut, and you are participating in a Hope Unlimited Family Care Center program, please call 618-524-5730. Facebook.

Monday, June 11
Water Aerobics classes start

Mon. & Thur. 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Wed. &  Sat. 11 a.m.-Noon
312 W. 4th St., Metropolis
The class has open enrollment, and you sign up the first time you attend. End time not available yet, but will last at least 8 weeks. Certified instructor is Tonya Bell. Cost is $25 for the season.

Monday, June 11baptist-health
Breastfeeding Class
6-8 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. To register, call 270-575-2229.

Monday, June 11
Go Heart Smart
6-7 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Open to anyone interested in learning more about behavioral change and prevention of disease. Meeting is held on the 2nd Monday of each month. For information, contact Cindy Oliver at 800-698-4820 ext. 177.

Monday, June 11
Metropolis City Council
7 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, June 12
GMCVB Monthly Board Meeting
11 a.m.-Noon
Fort Massac Visitor Center, 1308 E. 5th St, Metropolis
Learn about what the Greater Metropolis Convention and Visitors Bureau is working on, planning, and developing to enhance the visitor experience in Metropolis.  Website.

Tuesday, June 12
Library Book Club
11 a.m.-Noon
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 4th Tuesday of each month. For information, contact Amanda Quint at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or  Website.

Tuesday, June 12
Pedal In Paducah – The Coke Plant
6-8 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
This laid-back, leisurely-paced, family-friendly ride will start and finish at the library parking lot. Travel down historic Jefferson Street to the renovated midtown hub of the Coke Plant, and tour the Sprocket Makerspace and visit some of the businesses there. Bring your helmet. This program series is in partnership with the Chain Reaction Cycling Club.

Tuesday, June 12
Lighthouse Assembly of God Food Bank
6-8 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. in the summer. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, For information, call 618-524-2256 or email

Tuesday, June 12
Friends of the Odd Fellows Cemetery Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 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 in the basement. For information, contact Keith Kossow at 618-524-2042.

Tuesday, June 12
Girl Scout Leaders Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Girl Scout House, 1230 E. 7th St., Metropolis
Monthly meeting held the 2nd Tuesday of each month. For information, contact Sandra McDaniel at 270-243-2233.

Tuesday, June 12
Brookport City Council
7 p.m.
City Council Chambers, 209 Ohio 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, June 12
VFW Ladies Auxiliary
7 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.

Metropolis Planet


Through class start date 
SCC Summer and Fall Registration
June 4 – Summer classes begin
Aug. 15 – Fall classes begin
The schedule of classes are available at the main campus and each of the extension centers; also you can go online to, click “current students”, then “course enrollment”, and then “course schedules” for the schedule of summer and fall classes.  Website.

Every Mon., Wed. & Friday
COPE Food Pantry
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
COPE, 1017 North Avenue, Metropolis
Food is available for distribution to members of the community. For information, call 618-524-3635.

National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson St., Paducah, Ky.
Through June 12:
 New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Bow Tie
Through July 10:  Japanese Quilt Artists Who Have Influenced the World
Through July 24: Leaf Patterns, Barbara J. Schneider
For information, visit Website

Yeiser Art Center
Yeiser Art Center, Market House Square, Paducah, Ky.
Through June 9:  Fantastic Fibers 2018
June 26 – July 27:  Summer Art Camp
Aug. 2-12:  Summer Art Camp Exhibition
Aug. 12: 
Summer Art Camp Opening Reception, 2-4 p.m.
Exhibits change throughout the year.   Visit website for schedule


Carson Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
June 1: Andy Andrews
June 7:  Little River Band
June 30:  Gary Allen
For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Market House Theater
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Live productions.
May 31-June 16:  Sister Act
For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Paducah, Ky.
Next season opens Sept. 2018

Clemens Fine Arts Center
4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Next season starts in September.
Visit website for upcoming events

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