This Week’s Buzz Report

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Riverfront Concert Series
Movies in the Park Calendar
Free Bowling for Kids
Hometown Celebration is July 1
Massac County Youth Fair Begins July 14

Daily through June 25
McCracken County Fair
Carson Park, 300 North 30th St., Paducah, Ky.
The McCracken County Fair features events for the whole family: talent show, beauty pageant, harness racing, horse shows, motorcycle races, and exhibits. For information, visit website.

Daily Through Friday, June 23
Vacation Bible School: Mighty Fortress

6:00 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church, 3464 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Children of all ages are invited to come for crafts, games, snacks, skits and puppets. For information, call 618-345-2618 or 618-524-4243.

big blue photographyDaily through Wednesday, June 28
Big Blue Photography Contest: People’s Choice Voting

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
Brookport Library, 7415 S US Hwy 45, Brookport, IL
People’s Choice Award will be determined by public voting at 25 cents per vote. All proceeds will be used to complete work on the Brookport gym and to make updates to the library.


archery imageFriday-Sunday, June 23-25
ASA Pro/Am Archery Tournament
Mermet Lake Park, 1812 Grinnell Rd., Belknap, IL
3-D archery tournament for men, women and children. Over 2100 competitors attended the 2016 event and more are expected this year. Spectators free. For more information about the 2017 event, visit website

Friday, June 23
Safe Sitter Class
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Safe Sitter is a medically-accurate babysitting course that teaches young teens life and safety skills. The one-day class is taught by Certified Safe Sitter instructors. Fee is $25. Class held in Atrium Classroom. Phone 270-575-8444 for more information.

​Friday-Saturday, June 23-24
Kentucky Collectibles Appraisal Fair
Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Convention and Expo Center, 415 Park Ave., Paducah, KY
KET comes to film the upcoming season of Kentucky Collectibles. During a two-day appraisal fair, regional experts in a variety of genres of antiques and collectibles will be on hand to evaluate everything from fine art to vintage playthings. On Friday evening, June 23, with a tax-deductible donation of $60, you can avoid the crowds and bring two items for appraisals, attend a VIP reception, receive KET’s video-on-demand benefit called Passport plus KET’s monthly program guide, Visions. On Saturday, tickets are $25 for two appraisals. Website

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

Story time kids with booksEvery Friday
Storytime at the Library

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

Every Friday
Paducah Writers Group

8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Etcetera Coffeehouse, 320 N. 6th St., Paducah, Ky.
Poets and storytellers from the area gather to share their words. Step up to the mic yourself, or just sit and listen. Free.

Friday-Saturday, June 23-24
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
A different local band will perform each weekend in Signature Bar in the casino.  Facebook


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

Every Saturday
Paducah Farmer’s Market
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.  Limited vendors are also present Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit

Saturday, June 24
Free Skin Cancer Screening
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Lourdes Medical Pavilion, Suite 105
225 Medical Center Dr., Paducah, KY
Area dermatologists will volunteer their time at Lourdes Outpatient Surgery Center to examine and evaluate skin changes. Appointments are required. To make an appointment, phone the Kentucky Cancer Program at 270-442-1310.

Saturday, June 24
Massac Theatre Clean-Up Day
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Massac Theatre, 119 W. 5th St., Metropolis
Volunteers needed who are 18 years or older to remove debris from the theater. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. For information, call 618-524-7986 or check Facebook.

Saturday, June 24 (register by June 18)
3V3 Live Soccer
9:00 a.m.
Soccer Complex, 2164-2198 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Single day tournament is open to male and female teams from birth year 2011 through adult. Registration deadline is midnight at June 18. Sponsored by Massac Soccer Boosters and Pumas Futbol Club, Paducah. For information or to register, visit website.

clothes Closet

Saturday, June 24
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.

Saturday, June 24
Daughters of the American Revolution
10:30 a.m.
Fort Massac Park Visitor Center, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Anyone interested in the DAR or those needing help with family research are welcome to attend. For information, call 618-638-2008 or go to

Saturday, June 24
Kids in the Woods: Water, Water Everywhere
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Rt. 37 South, Cypress, Il.
Program series by Southern Illinois Master Naturalists for families with children ages 5-10. This month, you will learn all about watersheds, water and the critters that live in it. Please register in advance by calling the Wetlands Center at 618-657-2064. Website

Saturday, June 24
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

State Farm CommunitySUNDAY, JUNE 25

For recurring Church-related events, visit our Beelieve link

Sunday, June 25
Annual Homecoming Service
10:00 a.m.
St. Paul AME Church, 818 Vienna St., Metropolis
Celebration starts with Sunday School at 10 am, morning worship at 11 am, and dinner to follow at Central Hall, located at 1000 North Avenue. The afternoon service will begin at 3 pm. Various speakers will be featured. Everyone is invited to attend.

Every Sunday
Celebrate Recovery
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Christ-centered 12-step program for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups. Program is also offered at The Center at Heartland Worship Center in Paducah on Fridays, beginning at 7 p.m. For information, call 618-524-1062.

Sunday, June 25
Super Sunday Supper
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St., Metropolis
A free hot meal will be served for the working poor, homeless and needy in Massac County. A bag of groceries for each family unit will also be available to take home. This supper will be provided most months on the 4th Sunday. For information contact Joann at 618-524-9325.


Monday-Thursday, June 26-29
Saints Kids Fashion Design Camp
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 9-12 years. Fee is $55. For more information or to register for Saints’ Kids Summer Camps and Activities, please contact Stacy Simpson at 618-634- 3266 or

Monday-Thursday, June 26-29
Saints’ Kids LEGO Mindstorm Robotics Camp
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 9-13 years. Fee is $75. For more information or to register for the Saints’ Kids Summer Camps and Activities, please contact Stacy Simpson at 618-634- 3266 or

Every Monday
Take Off Pounds Sensibly

10:00 a.m.
Joppa Baptist Church, 215 Pearl St., Joppa,
Weigh-ins are from 10-10:30 a.m. followed by a brief meeting. For information, call 618-543-9282 or 618-638-4102.

Every Monday
Strong for Life

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Happy Hearts Senior Center, 701 Market St., Metropolis
This free exercise class is open to anyone over 60 years of age. Exercises use elastic bands to strengthen legs and arms and to increase balance and stamina. Most exercises are done sitting down so if you can sit you can exercise. For information, contact Cynthia Conder at 618-524-9755.

Monday, June 26
At the Rivers Ministries Free Hot Meal
5:00 p.m.
Dorothy Miller Park, E. Front St., or
Eastland Life Church, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
At the River Ministries will be serving a hot meal to anyone who has a need. The meal will be followed by a time of worship and distribution of gifts. If the weather is nice the meal will be served at the park. Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month. For information, call Dan Haun at 618-638-6901 or 618-524-1062.  Website  Facebook

Monday, June 26
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. Classes are usually held on the 3rd Monday of each month. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

Every Monday
Monday Night Live:  Due South
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.

Monday, June 26
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, June 26
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, June 26
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 Basement, 317 Metropolis Street
Meeting provides the opportunity for members to share with one another about problems related to drinking patterns and attempts to achieve stable sobriety. They also permit detailed discussion of various elements in the recovery program.

DJK Link See the WorldTUESDAY, JUNE 27

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

Tuesday-Friday, June 27-30
Summer Art Camp
Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway, Paducah, KY
Make Paducah, 626 Broadway, Paducah, KY
10-11:15am (MAKE): Impressionists…Ages 4-7, $40
10am-2pm (YAC): (bring lunch): Printmaking…ages 8-12 (YAC) $95, bring lunch
10am-2pm (MAKE):  Painting Impressionists…..ages 8-12 $95, bring lunch
10am-2pm (MAKE):  Printmaking….ages 13-16+, $95, bring lunch
2-4pm (MAKE): Felted Flowers, Pompom Weaving & More….ages 8-12, $60
2-4pm (YAC): Weaving…ages 13-16+, $60
Art Camp runs through July 28. For all sessions and contact information, click HERE.

Tuesday, June 27
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
You are invited to bring anything that you might be working on. Share crafting ideas and learn from the Stitchers!  Meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday of each month. For information, call 618-524-4312.  Website 

Kiwanis logoEvery 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 Tuesday
4:00 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Brian Green, instructor.  Cost is $35 per month. For information, call 270-331-0903.

Every Tuesday
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.

Tuesday, June 27
Lighthouse Assembly of God Food Bank
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
670 Airport Road, Metropolis
Food Bank is open on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. For information, call 618-524-2256 or email

Every Tuesday Night through June
Ladies Night Free Bowling
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Metropolis Super Bowl, 1107 E. 8th St.
Women, ages 18 and over, get free games and free shoe rental. Get your peeps and have a night out.

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.

bourbonTuesday, June 27
Bourbon 101
7:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Led by Brian Shemwell, founder of The Paducah Bourbon Society. Shemwell will delve deep into Kentucky’s finest export, from how it’s made, its history, and the legal requirements a whiskey must satisfy in order to be classified as a bourbon, to mash bills, rick houses, and charred oak. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2150 ext. 117 or


Wednesday, June 28
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.

Every Wednesday through Summer
Free Laps Only Swim
10:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Metropolis City Pool, 312 W. 4th St.

one on one computer helpEvery Wednesday
One-On-One Computer Help

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Got computer questions? The library has answers. From basics to social media, job applications to resumes, whatever you need. Ask Amanda for help during this time. Website

Wednesday, June 28
Free Job Training Program
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hope Unlimited, 1101 Jefferson St., Paducah, KY
Jobs for Life is a unique program designed to build on and go beyond traditional workforce development skills. The 12 week course focuses on various topics, like resume building and interview skills, as well as confidence, integrity and dignity-through-work. Jobs for Life graduates receive a framed certificate of completion, $50 gift card and job referrals. Students must call to reserve a spot, as class size is limited. For information, call Ann Bidwell at 270-564-6785.

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-in begin at 5 p.m. with the meeting following at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 800-651-6000.


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 
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 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, June 29
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  Website   Facebook

Thursday, June 29
Big Blue Photography Contest Reception

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The winners will be announced of this contest which was open to residents of Massac, Hardin, Pop, Gallatin, Pulaski, and Alexander counties of Illinois and McCracken, Livingston, and Crittenden in Kentucky. Entry divisions are: People – Black & White – Ohio River Scenic Byway, and Inanimate Objects.

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, June 30
Betty Lou and the Country Beast
2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Local youth talent present this original country western adaptation of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Friday-Saturday, June 30 & July 1
Live Music at Harrah’s: The Remedies
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Local band will perform in Signature Bar in casino.  Facebook


Saturday, July 1
Heritage Festival & Duck Races on the Ohio    
Elizabethtown, IL
Fireman’s BBQ, Outdoor play, pageant, quilt demonstrations, entertainment & Fireworks.  Website

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

Saturday, July 1
Southern Illinois Spinners and Weavers Guild
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis, Il.
Artists include knitters, spinners, weavers, crocheters, felters, and other fiber arts. Feel free to join in or just come and watch. New members are welcome and there is no cost to join guild or to attend gatherings. Meetings are held in the Visitor Center on the 1st Saturday of each month. For information, call 618-524-9321.  Facebook

Saturday, July 1
Hometown Celebration
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Harrah’s Metropolis Casino parking lot
between Ferry St. and Metropolis St.
Harrah’s is once again hosting the Hometown Celebration for the entire family. The event will feature music, a Kid’s Zone and food and drinks available to purchase. The Kid’s Zone will feature obstacle courses, bounce houses and more from 6-9 p.m. Live music provided by Throwing Copper will start at 7:30 p.m. A one-time $5 entry fee is required for anyone 2 years and older which will benefit the Harrah’s School Supply Giveaway on July 28. Cash is required for all purchases. A large display of fireworks will light up the sky at approximately 9:15 p.m.


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

Monday, July 3
Massac Quilters
9:00 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Workshops or demonstrations are held monthly. Anyone interested in quilting is invited to attend.  New members are always welcome. Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month. For information, call 270-558-5596.  Website

Monday, July 3
Arthritis Support Group
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for people living with arthritis. Meeting is held in the Baptist Heart Center conference room on the 1st Monday of each month. Phone 270-575-2721 for information.

Monday, July 3
Diabetes Class
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class with a certified diabetes instructor to assist with any questions or concerns about diabetes. Meeting will be held in Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2918 for information. Website

Monday, July 3
Stroke Support Group
3:00 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. Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month. Phone Mary Legge at 270-575-2880 to register.  Website

Monday, July 3
Prepared Childbirth Classes
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class designed to help expectant parents in their second or third trimester learn about the labor and delivery process. Classed held in Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2.  Register online or call our Stork Line at 270-575-2229. Register early for classes because they fill quickly. Website

1st Monday (and next 3 Mondays)
Introduction to Social Ballroom Dancing
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Paducah Dance Academy, 6650 Old Cairo Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Waltz, tango, foxtrot, cha-cha, rumba, salsa, hustle, and swing are just a few of the dances taught in this class. Cost is $25 per person for the month (four Monday classes, an hour each).  For details, see Event Post.  Website  Facebook

Monday, July 3
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.


freedomfestTuesday, July 4
Freedom Fest
All day
Goreville Park, Goreville, IL
Freedom Run/Walk 5K Race, Parade at 4 pm music and other entertainment, BBQ and other food, fireworks at 9 pm 618-995-2157.  Website

live on riverTuesday, July 4
Live on the River Independence Day Celebration
1:00 p.m. – Food Vendors Open
4-10 p.m. Activities
Downtown Paducah Riverfront
Music, children’s activities, and family fun on Wilson Stage and the streets of downtown Paducah. National Anthem and Fireworks set to music at 9:15 pm.  Broadway will be closed inside of 3rd Street to the riverfront with entertainment on Broadway and along Market Square and 2nd Street.  Website


Wednesday-Friday, July 5-7
Summer Art Camp
Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway, Paducah, KY
Make Paducah, 626 Broadway, Paducah, KY
10 am-2 pm (MAKE):  Painting Pop Art … Ages 8-12, $95, bring lunch
10 am-2 pm (MAKE) : Stone Carving … Ages 13-16+, $95 , bring lunch
Art Camp runs through July 28. For sessions and contact information, visit website.

Wednesday, July 5
Summer Reading Program Begins
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
“Read for Good” environmental program. You will discuss how to use reading logs and discuss reading prizes. Reading program continues on Tuesdays, July 11, 18, and 25.

Wednesday, July 5
VFW Post 3847
7:00 p.m.
American Legion, 4th and Market streets, Metropolis
Potential members are always welcome. Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month.


Thursday-Sunday, July 6-9
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 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.

Thursday, July 6
Veterans Administration Assistance
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Massac County Courthouse, Metropolis
VA representative is available on the 1st Thursday of each month to assist veterans with claims and other needs.  He can also be reached at 618-997-3309 or there is an online tool available on website.

Metropolis Planet


Open Daily
Metropolis City Pool 

312 W. 4th St.
Admission is $1.50 (children ages 5 and under are free). Regular swim hours are Mon. – Sat., Noon – 5:00 p.m., and Sundays, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

summer meals kids

Through August 11
Operation Andrew: Free Lunches for Kids
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
First Missionary Baptist, 408 W. 7th St., Metropolis
Free nutritious meals for children, ages 0-18, will be served in the Family Life Center. For information, call Orlando McReynolds at 618-524-2855.

Now through August 16
SCC Fall Registration
Fall classes begin on August 16th. 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. For details, click here.

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

National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson St., Paducah, Ky.
Through July 11:
 Growing Power: Quilts by Jane Sassaman
Through July 11:  A Walk in the Woods: Quilts by Pat Durban
Ongoing:  Oh WOW! Miniature Quilts

Yeiser Art Center
Yeiser Art Center, Market House Square, Paducah, Ky.
June 24 – August 12:  Art in Community
June 27 – July 28:  Summer Art Camp
Exhibits change throughout the year.   Visit website for schedule


Carson Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
July 9:  Mamma Mia Live
July 30:  Kari Jobe “Garden Tour” with special guest Cody Carnes
Sep. 27: ZZ Top
Oct. 29: Beach Boys
For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Market House Theater
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Live productions.
2017-2018 season starts in September.
For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

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

Clemens Fine Arts Center
4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
2017-2018 season starts in September
Visit website for upcoming events

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

There’s always something to do!
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