This Week’s Buzz Report

Through April
Annual Dogwood Trail Events

Around Paducah, Ky.
Events include the 10-mile Lighted Dogwood Trail through May 1st, Dogwood Trolley Ride on 26th, Dogwood Trail Bike Ride on 29th, and Dogwood Art and Photography Contest starts on the 30th. For details, see our Post.


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, instructor.   No charge.  618-524-1696.

Tuesday, April 24 
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.

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, instructor. Cost is $35 per month with discounts for multiple family members. For information, call 270-331-0903.

Tuesday, April 24
Free Eye Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy
4 – 7 p.m.
Massac Memorial Hospital, 28 Chick St., Metropolis
Metropolis Lions Club will sponsor the screening. Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of new blindness in adults in the U.S. Early detection is a major factor in the prevention of visual loss. Everyone is invited.

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.

Tuesday, April 24
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. during the summer. Food Bank is open on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. For information, call 618-524-2256 or email

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.


Wednesday, April 25
Postpartum Depression Support
9:30 – 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
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, 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 – 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, April 26  (register by Apr. 24)
DIY Laundry Soap
4 – 5 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
This involves quite a bit of soap-grating, and the graters will be provided, along with ingredients. You must register at the library or call 524-4312 ext. 3 by April 24th. No online registration please. You must be 18 years of age to participate. There is no fee for this craft.

Thursday, April 26
Massac County High School Jazz Band
4:30 p.m.
Kentucky Oaks Mall, 5101 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Enjoy a beautiful evening of Jazz and experience the musical talents from Massac County High School in the Center Court of the mall. Come show your support for the students of Massac County.

Thursday, April 26
Chicken and Dumpling Dinner
5 – 7:30 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church, 3464 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Menu includes chicken and dumplings, green beans, coleslaw, dessert and beverage. Carry-outs available. Freewill donations with proceeds to help send the youth to the Free Lutheran Youth Convention. For information, call 618-524-4243.

Thursday, April 26
Grilling & Brewing Workshop
5:30 – 7 p.m.
McCracken County Extension, 2025 New Holt Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Come for an evening of learning grilling and brewing taught by local chef and brewmaster, Riff Turner. The workshop is free and open to the public. Must be 21-years old or older to participate. For information, call at 270-554-9520.  Facebook.

Thursday, April 26
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
6 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Children’s Theater. Bedtime is approaching, and this team of construction vehicles needs to get their rest. But Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Excavator and Bulldozer find that preparing for bed is a job in itself. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Thursday, April 26
Save the Massac
6 – 7 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, contact Lisa Gower at 618-524-7986 or 618-638-2139 or  Website.  Facebook.

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. For information call 270-442-3186 or 270-554-1486.  $4 admission charge. Website.

Every Thursday
Gamblers Anonymous
7 – 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.

Every Thursday
Bible Discussion
7 – 9 p.m.
Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2324 North Ave., Metropolis
Everyone is invited to attend this round-table discussion on unanswered questions about the Bible. Church is handicapped accessible.

 Thursday-Sunday, Apr. 26-29
Barefoot in the Park
7:30 p.m. Thur.-Sat.
2:30 p.m. Sun. and Sat. Apr. 28
Market House Theater, 132 Market House Square., Paducah, Ky.
After a six-day honeymoon, Paul and Corie Brattie get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their older eccentric neighbor. Everything that can go wrong, does. Website.


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

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

Friday, April 27
American Legion Fish Fry
3 p.m.
American Legion, 321 Market St., Metropolis
Menu includes fish, hush-puppies, slaw, baked beans and potato salad. Cost is $10. Carry-outs will be available. Hosted by Sons of the American Legion. For information, call 618-524-2043.

Every Friday 
Dirt Track Racing
5 – 11  p.m.
Paducah International Raceway, 4445 Shemwell Dr., Paducah, Ky.
This week: Lucas Oil National ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series. Grandstand seating opens at 5 pm, and racing is slated for 8 pm. General admission is $20. For information, visit website or Facebook.

Friday-Sunday, April 27-29
Word of Life Tabernacle Revival
6 p.m.
Word of Life Tabernacle, 102 E. 20th St., Metropolis
Reverend Billy Carter will speak nightly. Everyone is invited to attend. For information, call 618-380-1660.

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.

Friday-Saturday, April 27-28
Live Music at Harrah’s: The Cruisers
9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
With a repertoire of Blues, Classic Rock, Pop, Country Rock, Funk, Soul, Motown, and Light Jazz, get ready to party. Different musicians will perform each weekend in the Signature Bar in casino.  Website.  Facebook.


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.

Monday, April 28Relay for Life image
ACS Relay for Life Annual Plant and Bake Sale
8 a.m. – Noon
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
Plants of all kinds, yard and garden accessories, and baked goods will be offered in addition to a variety of other items. Everyone is invited. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Saturday, April 28
Salt & Light: A Ministry of New Beginnings Baptist Church
9 a.m. – Noon
Salt and Light, 718 E. 12th St., Metropolis
Clothes of all sizes, shoes, coats, household goods, book and furniture. All are 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-Sunday, April 28-29
Blues Annual Spring Gathering
409 Camore St., Creal Springs, Il.
Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.,  Sun. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Over 70 booths filled with antiques, primitives, handmade items and rusty junk. Admission of $1 or canned good will be collected by the Southern Illinois Junk Bunch for local food pantries. For information, call Blue’s Junk & Primitives at 618-922-1130. Facebook.

Saturday, April 28
Mysenthia Gravis Informational Meeting
10 – 10:30 a.m.
Lourdes Marshall Nemer Building, 1530 Lone Oak Rd., Paducah, Ky.
This meeting is for MG patients and their families, people that want to form a walk team, which don’t have to have MG, and for anyone that wants to be a volunteer for the MG Walk scheduled on Oct. 13th. For information, visit Facebook.

Saturday, April 28
Annual Great Cardboard Boat Regatta
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Southern Illinois University, 1263 Lincoln Dr., Carbondale, IL
The 45th Annual Great Cardboard Boat Regatta will take place Saturday April 28th on the Campus Lake. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. and races will start at 1 p.m.  Facebook.

Saturday, April 28
In Search of Big Trees
2 p.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, Il.
This presentation by Chris Evans, Extension Forester, will discuss the Illinois Big Tree Register, the types of metrics used to measure big trees, highlight some of the biggest trees in Illinois, and encourage everyone to get involved by nominating big trees. For information, call 618-657-2064. Website.

Saturday, April 28
Brotherhood Benefit Concert
6 – 8 p.m.
Brotherhood is an eight-piece traditional country band out of Kentucky. A few of them play at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Tickets are $10 and available in advance or at the door. All proceeds will go to the Brookport Fire Dept. Truck Fund to purchase a new(er) fire truck. For information, contact Bill Copley at 618-309-3010 or County_3@yahoo.comFacebook.

Saturday, April 28
Paducah Improv Comedy:  Quiltprov 2: Quilts From Space
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. Improv Studio. Tickets are $6 at the door. Performances are held on the last Saturday of each month. Facebook.


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Sunday, April 29
Blessing of the Bikes
6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Bald Knob Cross off Hwy. 127, Alto Pass, Special message at 1pm, roadkill stew & chili served at 2pm.   618-201-3229

Sunday, April 29
First Missionary Baptist Anniversary
11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
First Missionary Baptist Church, 7th and Vienna sts., Metropolis
Rev. Orlando McReynolds and Roy Meadows will speak at the 11 a.m. service, and Rev. Thomas Taylor from Puryear, Tennessee, and Rev. James Priddy will speak at 3 p.m. service. Everyone is invited.

Sunday, April 29
Bless Fest

Noon – 7 p.m.
Alto Vineyards, Alto Pass
Head up to Bald Knob Cross for the annual Blessing of the Bikes and then go to downtown Alto Pass for Bless Fest. Live music at the winery, as well. More at

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.

Sunday, April 29
Wizard of Oz
6 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
There truly is no place like home. The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Sunday, April 29
Full Pink Moon, April 29
7:58 p.m.
Spring is here, and with the warmer weather it’s time to get out and Moon Gaze. The Full Moon on April 29th marks the arrival of the Pink Moon.  Learn more about the full pink moon here.


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 can exercise. For information, contact Cynthia Conder at 618-524-9755.

Every Monday
Monday Night Live:  Breakin’ Even
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Come and enjoy live music, dancing, and refreshments. 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 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, May 1
Vera Bradley Bag Sale
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Massac Memorial Hospital, 28 Chick St, Metropolis
Massac Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary will host a Vera Bradley Bag Sale by Uniform Headquarters. It will be located in the board room, near the old entrance of the hospital. Look for signs. There will be bags, purses, totes, and a lot more. Facebook.

Tuesday, May 1
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, May 1 
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, May 1
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, May 1
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, May 1
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.


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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, May 2
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, May 3
Public Bible Reading
6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Empty lot by Daily Donut, 615 E. 5th St., Metropolis
On the National Day of Prayer, everyone is invited to come and hear the words of the Bible. The reading starts with the book of Matthew and will read straight through until time is up. There will be some Good News Bibles and Gideon New Testaments available to give to anyone who stops by.

Thursday, May 3
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, May 3
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, May 3
Receipts for Charity: Hope Unlimited
10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Fat Edd’s, 323 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, May 3
National Day of Prayer
12:20 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. –  Individuals will gather on the courthouse lawn in Metropolis, at Brookport City Hall and at Joppa Village Hall.

Thursday, May 3
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Market House Sq, Paducah, KY
Learn about the services provided by Heartland Cares. While strolling down historical Market House Square, you will have the opportunity to sample signature martinis and specialty hor d’oeuvres created by participating restaurants. You are welcome to bid on silent auction items while listening to music provided by local artists. For information, see Facebook.

Thursday, May  3
Magic 101
7 – 8 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Presenter Todd Duff will cover a variety of topics within the art of sleight of hand including history, performance, visual arts and the psychology of magic. Drawing volunteers from the audience, everyone will be amazed and astounded in this fascinating presentation. Website.

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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. For information, call 270-559-3005.


Friday, May 4
Free Sewing Fair
9 a.m. – Noon
McCracken County Coop. Extension, 2025 New Holt Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Sewing instructors will demonstrate skills, techniques and projects and display an array of finely hand-crafted garments and crafts. There will be hands-on crafts, door prizes and giveaways. This fair is open to the public. For information, call at 270-554-9520.  Facebook.

Friday, May 4
Family Fun Night
6 – 9 p.m.
Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Massac Junior High School Project Graduation will host an evening of fun featuring Bingo-type games along with food and prizes. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Friday-Saturday, May 4-5
Carterville Balloon Glow and 5K
8 – 10 p.m.
Walker’s Bluff, 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, Il.
The Carterville Fire Department invites everyone, of all ages, to come to their Fundraiser. There will be 4 hot air balloons at the event. Vendors, concessions, and live entertainment will be on site. A 5K race will start at 3 pm on Saturday. Registration will be at 1 pm. No rides will be given at this event. Balloons will glow only and pilots will interact with patrons. For ticket information, visit Facebook or Eventbrite or contact the Fire Dept. at 618-985-8060.

Friday-Sunday, May 4-6
Just Like I Wanted
7 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
2:30 p.m. Sun.
Market House Theater, Studio Theatre, 120 Market Street Sq., Paducah, Ky.
At sixteen, Joey has just committed suicide. Through a series of flashbacks, Joey shows us the life he used to lead and why he chose to end it. You also see the unexpected effect of his death on his classmates, teachers, and family. Website.


Saturday, May 5
Cobden Community Yard Sale Day
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Yard sales throughout the village of Cobden, Il. Website.

Saturday, May 5
Pope County Annual Spring Bird Count
The Shawnee Chapter of Illinois Audubon Society conducts the count in Pope County. Participants are to identify species and count their numbers in assigned areas. Call 618-564-2079 for assignment. It is a 24 hour count but we will welcome anyone willing to survey for at least three hours. We can count either day but not in the same area. Feeder watchers are welcome to participate if they live in Pope County but call first for instructions. Annual event held in May on the Saturday between May 4 and 10. Website.

Saturday, May 5
Paducah Farmer’s Market: Opening Celebration
7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Downtown Paducah’s Riverfront
There will be market vendors along with many activities such as childrens’ craft tables, acoustic music, balloon animals, face painting, food sampling, cooking demonstrations, and more. For more information visit

Saturday, May 5
Maple Grove Color 5K Run/Walk
8 a.m. check-in
Fort Massac Park- Ohio River, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
During the race which starts at 9 am, participants are doused with color at 4-5 color stations ending with a final celebration. Early registration fee is $20 through April 13th; after that the fee is $25. The Early Registration fee includes Run/Walk race t-shirt, Color Run bracelet, sunglasses, and an individual color powder packet for end of race celebration. Facebook.

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Waldo Baptist Church Relay for Life Roadblock
8 a.m.
12th and Metropolis streets, Metropolis
Please come by the roadblock and donate. All the money raised foes to ACS Relay for Life. For information, contact Lisa Davis or the church office, 618-638-2444 or 618-564-2180, or send email to

Saturday, May 5
Market Street Spring Fling
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Market Street, Metropolis
Vendors will set up from the Superman Statue on Market Street Street to 8th Street. There will be Antiques, Collectibles, Food, Baked Goods, Plants, Jewelry, Trash to Treasures and so much more. For more information, contact Tish Lewis at 618-524-2758 or Facebook.

Saturday, May 5  (register by April 28)Relay for Life image
Relay For Life  Survivor Breakfast
9 – 10:30 a.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
This complimentary breakfast is for those in Massac County who have battled all forms of cancer, those who are still in treatment, and those who have been cancer-free for decades. You are welcome to bring a caregiver or loved one with you to the meal. Please RSVP by April 28th at Survivors must register for the Relay for Life at the breakfast, on the website, or calling 800-227-2345 option 2. Hosted by Psi Eta Sorority. Facebook.

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Prepared Childbirth Classes
Sat. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mon. 5-7 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. Classes held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2.  Call 270-575-2229 to register.

Saturday, May 5
Nature Number Patterns
10 a.m. – Noon
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, Il.
In nature, there are growing patterns called Fibonacci numbers that are a mathematical mystery. Explore these patterns, which show up in the most unexpected places: in the center of a sunflower, the skin of a pineapple and a pine cone.  For information, call 618-657-2064. Website.

Saturday, May 5
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-Sunday, May 5-6
Shawnee Hills Pottery Trail
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A once a year shared pottery experience. Everyone is invited to spend some time exploring the Southern Illinois landscape and the diverse group of potters that make this area home. Each potter will be available for answering questions and of course, showing their work.  Some potters will have studio tours, while others may have special activities or demonstrations planned.  A family friendly event that promises to be a fun and pleasant time for all.

Saturday, May 5
Gearheads in Golconda Festival
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Dozens of prizes, dash plaques and awards. $10 entry fee. Free admission and parking. DJ, live music, food vendors, games and competition. For information, contact Chris Walker at 618-499-6379 or  Facebook.

Saturday, May 5
Project Hope Spring Vaccine and Microchip Clinic
Noon – 5 p.m.
Project Hope Humane Society, 1698 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Services include vaccines, microchips, baths and toenail trims. For vaccine and price details, see Post. For information, call 618-524-8939. Phone is answered Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m.

Saturday, May 5  (register by May 1)
Kid’s Craft: Comic Book Magnets
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
You will be using Mod Podge, old comic books, acrylic shapes, and magnets.  This program is free and intended for kids ages 10 and up.  Please call or come into the library to make sure there are enough supplies.

Saturday, May 5
Derby Dash Fundraiser with Congressman Shimkus
5 – 7 p.m.
Fat Edd’s, 323 Ferry St, Metropolis
Join Patrick Windhorst and Congressman John Shimkus for a fun evening of food, friends, and of course, the Kentucky Derby. Doors open at 5 pm, race is at 5:45 pm and light food served throughout. Tickets are $30 per person, kids are free.  Facebook.

Saturday, May 5
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.


Sunday, May 6
Guy Penrod
3 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Guy Penrod is one of the most in-demand touring artists in Christian music and travels throughout the U.S. and abroad in addition to making multiple media appearances. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Sunday, May 6
PSO Encore Performance – Spring Youth Showcase
3 p.m.
Broadway United Methodist Church, 701 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
Paducah Symphony Orchestra presents the youth orchestra and youth and children choruses. Cost is $10. For more information, visit website.


Monday-Friday May 7-11 and May 14-18
Annual Spring Clean-up Weeks in Metropolis
All items must be at the curb or alley, whichever is your normal pickup point and within 5 feet of the trash container. Items must be bagged or boxed unless bulky items. Lumber must be stacked in 3×3-foot bundles. Carpet must be rolled no wider than 3 feet wide. Bulky items will be picked up when possible. For restrictions and contact information, click here.

Monday, May 7
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, May 7
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.

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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.

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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.

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Prepared Childbirth Classes
Mon. 5-7 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. Classes held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2229 to register.

Monday, May 7
Rogue Fabric Divas
6 – 8 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This group of people loves to sew. They take turns hosting monthly projects and learn and grow together. They are an open group and 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, May 7
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, May 7
Season of Honor: 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 the first Monday of each month in the fellowship hall. For information, call 270-442-2278 or visit website.


Tuesday, May 8
GMCVB Monthly Board Meeting
11 a.m. – Noon
Fort Massac Visitor Center, 1308 E. 5th St, Metropolis
Learn about what the Greater Metropolis Convention & Visitors Bureau is working on, planning, and developing to enhance the visitor experience in Metropolis.  Website.

Tuesday, May 8
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, May 8
 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. There is no charge.  Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month except during the Summer. For information, call Delores Giltner at 618-564-3304.

Tuesday, May 8
Lighthouse Assembly of God Food Bank
6 – 8 p.m. (winter)
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, May 8
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, May 8
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, May 8 
Edible Plants Workshop
7 – 8 pm
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Learn which local plants can safely be eaten, and which to avoid. The workshop will feature Craig and Jennifer Caudill of the Nature Reliance School, who became well known for their monthly column Eatin’ Weeds in Self-Reliance Illustrated. This workshop will include an informative indoor presentation led by Craig, as well as a brief outdoor session led by Jennifer, time and weather permitting. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 ext. 119 or

Tuesday, May 8
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, May 8
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 May 4
Shimkus seeking Art Competition entries

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 15th District. The over-all winner of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol.  Website.

Through May 19
Cardinal Baseball Getaway Raffle Tickets for Relay for Life
City National Bank, main & branch locations
The prize includes box seats for the Cardinals vs Braves game June 30, plus $300 in spending money. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 /$5. Tickets may be purchased from any CNB employee.

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 Monday, Wednesday and 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 May 22:  Personal Horizons
Through June 12:
  New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Bow Tie
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.
Apr. 22:  Celtic Woman
Apr. 26:  Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Apr. 29:  Wizard of Oz
For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Market House Theater
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Live productions.
April 19-29:  Barefoot in the Park
May 4-6:  Just Like I Wanted (family series)
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.
Apr. 22:  Moscow Festival Ballet
Visit website for upcoming events

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