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DJK Link See the WorldTHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1
Fall Fiber Festival
Yeiser Art Center, Market House Square, Paducah
Yeiser Art Center is proud to partner with MAKE to host an engaging array of activities for Paducah’s Fall Fiber Festival. There will be workshops, vendors, a pop-show, artist talk, demos and panel discussion. It’s all about fiber!  At the Yeiser: Thursday, Sept 29, 6 p.m., Artist Talk, Diana Wicai; Friday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m., Workshop: Pegloom, and at 5 p.m. Fiber and Art and Fiber Art Talk; Saturday, Oct 1 at 9 a.m., Workshop: E-commerce, Kid’s Fiber Fun! Sign up for workshops and plan to pop in for engaging talks. Get more info here.

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, Sept. 29
Black-Out Poetry

4:30 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St
Stop by the library and help us celebrate Banned Books Week by creating cool poetry. There will be a few pages copied from different banned books that each youngster can choose from to make their own poetry. This program is intended for kids ages 10 and up. Please call the library or come by to register by Friday, Sept. 23. For information, call the library and ask for Ms. Angie, 618-524-4312 ext. 3

Every Thursday
No Cost GED and Hi-SET Prep Classes

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Tuesdays & Thursdays thru mid December
Spence Community Center, Metropolis
Shawnee Community College will be providing preparation classes for the GED and Hi-SET test free of charge to students. To enroll in any of these classes or for information, contact Kyle Echols at 618-634-3222 or kylee@shawneecc.edu. You may also contact Stacy Simpson at 618-634-3266 or stacys@shawneecc.edu.

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-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
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 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.

Thursday, Sept. 29
Miss Fluorspar Pageant

7 p.m.
High school commons area, IL 146, Elizabethtown, Illinois
Flourspar Festival follows on Friday and Saturday in Rosiclare. For information, visit website.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Friday-Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Annual Fluorspar Festival
Rosiclare, Illinois
Events include carnival, pet parade, bicycle & golf cart contest and parade, car/motorcycle show, photo contest, food and craft vendors, barbecue, open house at the American Fluorite Museum, local musical talent, the Festival parade at 2 p.m. on Saturday and the finale on Saturday evening featuring a fireworks display at the City Park overlooking the river. For information, visit website.

Every Friday
Storytime at the Library

11 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.

Fridays, Sep. 30 and Oct. 7
Fridays @ 5

5 p.m. – Sunset
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Enjoy the view, have a drink at the cash bar and listen to live music on the Williams Family Terrace overlooking the river before going off to dinner or other Friday night festivity. This is free to the public. There is no cover charge. Outside drinks are not allowed. The terrace will be open until the sun goes down. Anyone under 21 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday, Sept. 30
MCHS Patriot Football

7 p.m.
Patriots vs. Herrin, at Herrin

Friday, Sept. 30
Movies in the Park – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Dusk: movie begins (approx. 7:10 p.m.)
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 information, call 618-524-4712.

Every Friday
Paducah Writers Group

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

Every Friday
AA – Alcoholics Anonymous

8 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.

Every Friday
Live Music at Harrah’s – Soul Dog

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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Saturday, Oct. 1  
Blue Grass and Barbecue Festival
On the grounds of the Saline Creek Pioneer Village and Museum in Harrisburg
Event features live blue grass music from a lineup of several well known blue grass bands. Food is available. Free admission.

Saturday, Oct. 1 
Breaking the Surface
Touch of Nature, near Carbondale
Paddling enthusiasts and new paddlers alike will have the opportunity to paddle Little Grassy Lake for free.  Touch of Nature will provide everything you need to get out on the water including canoes, kayaks, personal flotation devices and paddles. Participants are encouraged to bring snacks, water bottles, and water shoes or shoes they don’t mind getting wet.  Paddlers may bring their own water craft, but must have a Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge sticker or day pass, which will be available for purchase at the event.  618-453-1121 or ton.siu.edu.

Saturday, Oct. 1
Steamboat Day
8 a.m.
Main Street, Grand Chain, Illinois
Features include antique tractors and car show, vendors, and yard sales. Breakfast served from 8-10 a.m. at Learning Center, former old Grand Chain School. Corn hole tournament starts at noon. Local bands start at 1:30 p.m, and continue after the parade with other featured musicians. Parade starts at 3 p.m. For information, call Mike Meyer at 618-634-2546.

Saturday, Oct. 1
Fall Fiber Festival Workshop – E-Commerce & Kid’s Fiber  Fun
9 a.m.
Yeiser Art Center, Market House Square, Paducah
Yeiser Art Center is proud to partner with MAKE to host an engaging array of activities for Paducah’s Fall Fiber Festival. There will be workshops, vendors, a pop-show, artist talk, demos and panel discussion throughout the festival.  Get more info here.

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 1-2
Blues Annual Fall Gathering
Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
409 Camore St, Creal Springs, Illinois
Over 75 booths filled with antiques, primitives, handmade items and rusty junk.  Admission $1 or canned good collected by the Southern Illinois Junk Bunch for local food pantries.  For information, call Blue’s Junk & Primitives at 618-922-1130.  Facebook Page

Every Saturday
Farmer’s Market

Courthouse lawn, Superman Square, Metropolis
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.

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. For information, call 618-524-9321. Facebook

Last Saturday of the Month
Paducah Improv Comedy

7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Markethouse Blackbox Theater, 120 Market House Sq., Paducah, Ky.
Paducah’s improv comedy troupe performs short and long-form improvisation. Tickets are $6 at the door. Facebook

Every Saturday
Live Music at Harrah’s – Soul Dog

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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Sunday, Oct. 2
Wolf Dean Hollow Hike
Call for location and time
Hike hosted by Shawnee Group’s Sierra Club. This is a moderate hike of 4.4 miles. For information or to sign up, call hike leader, Bob Mulcahy, at 618-942-6342.

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, Oct. 2
New Bethel Freewill Homecoming
3 p.m.
New Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, 7946 New Bethel Church Rd, Brookport, Il.
Guest speaker is Rev. Benny Heady of Macedonia Baptist Church of Brownfield. The public is invited to celebrate its 122 years of service. Elder Ronnie White is the pastor.

Hittermans Fix It HeadquartersMONDAY, OCTOBER 3

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 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 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
Gluten Informational Meeting
Chiropractic Works, 723 Market St., Metropolis
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Informational meeting on gluten and gluten free foods, hosted by Brandi Robinson. For information call 618-524-8300.  Website 

1st & 2nd Mondays of the Month
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
Constitution Party
6 p.m.
United Country Real Estate, 109 W. 5th St., Metropolis
Everyone is invited. For information, call 618-524-9516.

1st Monday of the Month
Massac County Republican Women
6 p.m.
Pizza Hut, 2047 E 5th St., Metropolis
Come and meet conservative women who are interested in supporting like-minded candidates at all levels of government. The group meets monthly except during the Summer.  There is no charge.  For information, call Delores Giltner at 618-564-3304.

Every Monday (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, Oct. 3
Caregivers Support
6:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, 2890 Broadway, Paducah
Topic is “Lifelife: Personal Emergency Response System” presented by Tony Bohannon, physical therapist at Baptist Health Rehabilitation. Meeting is held in the fellowship hall. The public is welcome to attend. For information, call 270-442-2728 or to go website.

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.

Every Monday
Monday Night Live
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Live music, dancing, refreshments.  This event is run by volunteers and counts on donations to pay the bands and provide refreshments.  For information, call 618-638-2595.

Every Monday
AA – Alcoholics Anonymous
8 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.

Bridges DiningTUESDAY, OCTOBER 4

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

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

1st and Last Tuesdays of the Month
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. For information, contact Amanda Quint at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 orlibrary@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

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 and Thursday
No Cost GED and Hi-SET Prep Classes
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (thru mid December)
Spence Community Center, Metropolis
Shawnee Community College will be providing preparation classes for the GED and Hi-SET test free of charge to students. To enroll in any of these classes or for information, contact Kyle Echols at 618-634-3222 or kylee@shawneecc.edu.  You may also contact Stacy Simpson at 618-634-3266 or stacys@shawneecc.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 4
Massac County Courthouse Public Meeting
6 p.m.
Small courtroom of the courthouse
An engineer, bond representative and county officials will be on hand to answer questions about the future of the Massac County Courthouse.

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.

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.

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.

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 at 618-645-2376.

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

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

1st Tuesday of the 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
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.

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 618-524-5628.

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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 location, call 270-898-8031.

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

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!  For information, call 618-524-4312.  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.

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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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.  He can also be reached at 618-997-3309 or there is an online tool available on website.

Thursday-Friday, Oct. 6-7
Knitting Hats with Edna
4 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street
Come to the library and join in the fun for a good cause. You will be knitting hats with special guest Ms. Edna and distributing them to those who need them. This is a 2-day project. All materials will be provided. This program is intended for anyone age 8 and up. If you have any questions call the library at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 and ask for Angie or Amanda.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

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Knitting Hats with Edna
4 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street
Come to the library and join in the fun for a good cause. You will be knitting hats with special guest Ms. Edna and distributing them to those who need them. All materials will be provided. This program is intended for anyone age 8 and up. If you have any questions call the library at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 and ask for Angie or Amanda.

Friday, Oct. 7
Annual Atkinson Scholarship Dinner
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Menu includes chicken and dumplings, seasoned green beans, candied yams, cole slaw, bread basket, assorted desserts and choice of coffee, tea or soda. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 10. Silent auction will also be available with various items including gift cards from local businesses. Proceeds will benefit the Sabrina Dawn Atkinson Escrow Scholarship Fund to help local high school students to enroll in college level courses while earning their diploma. For information or to purchase tickets, call 618-524-7315 or 618-4340949. Tickets also available at the door.

Friday, Oct. 7
Kick Off Cancer
7 p.m.
MCHS football field, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Event held during the varsity football game against Benton. There will be a bake sale, face painting and more. At half time, there will be a survivor’s walk for cancer survivors and fighters. Walkers are encouraged to wear the color that represents their specific cancer. Proceeds will benefit the Texas Roadhouse “Stomp Toward the Cure” event, which will send donations to local cancer patients and research. For information, call Karly Hankins at 618-309-2380

Friday, Oct. 7
Patriot Football
7 p.m.
MCHS, Patriot Stadium.  Patriots vs. Benton.

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 7-8
Beltline Blues Festival
8 p.m.-midnight nightly
The Riff, 2055 Irvin Cobb Dr, Paducah
Event features Lew Jetton and 61 South who just released a new CD and Boscoe France-the 2012 Guitar Center Blues award winner. Saturday’s line up includes Eddie Turner, Scott Holt and Stacy Mitchhart.

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Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 8-9  
Union County Colorfest Celebration
Union County, Illinois
Celebrate the fall season throughout Union Co,  P.A.S.T. Historic Walking Tour, free tour of Historic St. Anne’s Church at 507 S. Main St. 10-1 on Sat. See play and musical review  Call 618-833-8745 or www.pastonline.org   Participate in the biathlon race, tour the Shawnee Hills wine trail, & Orchards.  Kid Fest at Anna city park 9 to 5 on Sat. The Annual Wiener Dog Derby. The doggie fashion will begin at 1 p.m. with the race beginning at 2 p.m.  Activities in Cobden, food and music, and the South End Stump Jumper annual variety show Sat. at 7 p.m. at AJ high school.  800-248-4373  www.colorfestil.org

Saturday, Oct. 8  
Bass Tournament
Golconda
Chamber of Commerce – Golconda Marina 618-683-9006.

Saturday, October 8
Hunter’s Moon Festival
Downtown Grand Rivers and Little Lake Park
This Famous Festival feature a taste of the lakes food vending area, craft and flea market vendors, Little Mr. and Miss Pageant, children’s Halloween costume parade and awards, children’s games and activities, live music and dance in Little Lake Park, and the big parade. Each year, the big parade is Santa’s first visit to Western Kentucky.  For more details, see schedule on website. (check site for schedule updates)

Saturday, Oct. 8
Golconda Fall Festival
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pope County Courthouse lawn, Golconda, Illinois
Arts and crafts, antiques, collectibles, action exhibits, furniture and game booths fill the courthouse lawn.  Festival is held every year on the 2nd Sunday in October. For information, call 618-683-5831 or 618-683-4317.  Website

2nd & 4th Saturdays of the Month
New Beginnings Clothes Closet
9 a.m. – Noon
New Beginnings Church, 724 E. 12th St., Metropolis
Clothes of all sizes available at no cost.  For information call 618-524-3604.

Saturday, Oct. 8
Myasthenia Gravis Walk
9 a.m. Registration
10 a.m. Walk begins
Washington Park, 3rd and Metropolis St.
The walk is a charity event for the rare disease, Myasthenia Gravis. There will be a 1 mile and 1 ½ mile walk. Form a team at Mgwalk.org, location southern Illinois, or join Paula McGinnis’ team “Rocknmc” at Mgwalk link.  The event is free, but donations for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America are accepted.

Saturday, Oct. 8
Southside Men’s Get Together/Lunch
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Calvary Baptist Church, Clements and Powell Sts., Paducah
Lunch will be served at noon. For information call 270-898-2489 or email willoughbyte@gmail.com.

2nd Saturday of the Month
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. Usually meet monthly on the 2nd Saturday. For information call 618-524-4712.  Facebook

2nd Saturday of the Month
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. For information call 270-444-8649.

Saturday, Oct. 8   
Living History Day
2 p.m.
At the 1848 Thebes Courthouse in Thebes
Thebes Historical Society members will join with Egyptian High School students to present a mid-1800 court case reenactment. www.thebescourthouse.com

Saturday, Oct. 8
The Law and Judge Lynch Book Discussion
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street
A new book has been published that takes a historic look at murder in Johnson County during the period of 1812 to 2012, the first 200 years since the county was formed in Illinois Territory. The Law and Judge Lynch – 200 Years of Murder in Johnson County, Illinois, is being published by Ed and Diane Annable of Cypress. These authors spent over three and one half years researching court records and early news accounts to produce this 327 page comprehensive account of historic murders in Johnson County.  The event is free and hosted by the Massac County Historical Society and the Metropolis Public Library. For information, call Sandra Davis at the Library, 618-524-4312

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 10

2nd Monday of the Month
Metropolis Garden Club
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis.
The program is Mississippian Culture with John Schwegman. 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, Oct. 10
Red Cross Blood Drive
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis

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. For information, contact Cindy Oliver at 800-698-4820  ext. 177.

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 & 4th Mondays of the Month
Metropolis City Council
7 p.m.
City Hall, Council Room upstairs, 106 West 5th St., Metropolis
Council meets twice a month.  Meeting is open to the public.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11

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 to discuss tourism projects.

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

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.

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 monthly 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 monthly.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the Month
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. Confirm meeting by calling  Martha Hinton at 270 441-4231.

 

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Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 15-16 
Annual Fort Massac Encampment
Sat. 10 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Military and civilian craft activities and demonstrations both days. Living historians present displays, food, music and interpretive programs from the 18th and early 19th centuries.  Traders, children’s games, mock battle, music, food court and more. For information, call Metropolis Tourism at 618-524-5025.

Four Rivers Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.

Oct. 1:  Annie Moses
Oct. 20:  Jason Bishop Straight Up Magic
Oct. 21:  Josh Turner
Oct. 23:  For King and Country
Oct. 30:  Bob Dylan
Nov. 12:  Telethon of Stars
Nov. 15:  Underwater Bubble Show
Dec. 2:  Shawn Klush: Celebrating Elvis & Christmas
Dec. 7:  Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Dec. 13:  Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker
Dec. 17:  Jackie Evancho
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Market House Theater
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Live productions.
Oct. 13-16: The Stinky Cheese Men
Nov. 10-13 & Nov. 17-20: The Odd Couple
Visit website.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Paducah, Ky.
New season starts October 15th.
Website

Clemens Fine Arts Center
4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky
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 Oct. 11:
 Art Quilts of the Midwest
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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