April 2018

For weekly and monthly events, please visit our Recurring Events listing.

ONGOING

Through April
Annual Dogwood Trail Events
Around Paducah, Ky.
Events include 10-mile Lighted Dogwood Trail, Trolly Ride, Dogwood Tree Sales, Dogwood Trail Bike Ride and Dogwood Art and Photography Contest. For details, see our Post.

Through Thursday, April 12
SWCD Fish Sale Orders being accepted
2-3 p.m.
Wed. April 4  – Carp order deadline
Thu. April 12 – All other fish deadline
Wed. April 18 – Delivery Day
Massac County Farm Bureau, 1436 W. 10th St., Metropolis Massac County Soil & Water Conservation District is now taking orders for fish to be used in the stocking of new ponds or the restocking of existing ponds. Species available are Channel Catfish, Hybrid Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Hybrid Crappie, Black Crappie, Redear, Flathead Minnows, Shiners, and Triploid Grass Carp. Call or come by the office for order forms. For information as to sizes and rates, contact Linda Walter at 618-524-9367 (office), 618-201-1785 (personal, no Sunday calls) or massacswcd@netscape.net.

Tuesdays, through April 24
Live Well Be Well Diabetes Workshop
1:30-4 p.m.
Southern Seven Health Dept., 1230 Commercial Park Rd., Metropolis
Free 6-week workshop will equip you with the necessary tools to overcome daily challenges to help you maintain an active and fulfilling life. Find practical ways to deal with pain, fatigue and other symptoms, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health. For details, visit website.

Through May 4
Shimkus seeking Art Competition entries

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district. 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. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.  Website.

Through May 19
Cardinal Baseball Getaway Raffle
City National Bank Main, 423 Ferry St., Metropolis
City National Bank Branch, 2070 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Four box seats to the Cardinals vs Braves baseball game on Saturday, June 30, 6:15 pm. Raffle tickets are $1 each or $5 for 6 tickets. Spending money of $300 also included. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Tickets may be purchased from any CNB employee.

Through November
Midtown Golf Course now open
1122 Adams St., Paducah, Ky.
The course is a free nine-hole course where traditional golfers, footgolfers, and disc golfers can play at the same time with each hole having a disc golf basket and holes for golf and FootGolf. This is a great course for kids, beginners, and adults. The wide open area sits on ten acres just behind Jetton Soccer Field. For more information, visit website.

SUNDAY, APRIL 1

Thursday, April 2
Tater Days
Downtown Benton, Ky.
Tater Day is a very popular festival in Benton, Kentucky that hosts an annual parade, carnival rides, vendors, demolition derbys, laser tag, 5K, and flea markets every first week of April. For details, visit website.

Sunday, April 1
Skilled Trade Scholarship Applications Deadline
Applications for the second annual Reed Electric, Heating & Air Skilled Trade Scholarship are being accepted now through April 1. Any graduating senior from Massac County or Joppa High School who will be continuing their education for an Electrical, HVAC, or Plumbing skilled trade may qualify. Ask your School counselor for details.

Sunday, April 1
Bald Knob Cross Easter Sunrise Service
6:30 a.m.
Bald Knob Mountain, Alto Pass.
Annual Sunrise Easter Service at Bald Knob Cross of Peace. This event is attended by hundreds of people annually. It is an outdoor event, so bring either folding chairs or blankets to sit upon. Speaker is Frank Caruso of Christopher. Welcome Center provides coffee and donuts. Music and refreshments will follow the hour-long service. For information, visit website.

Sunday, April 1
Easter Services and Egg Hunt
8 a.m.  Early Service
9:30 Egg Hunt
10 a.m. Church Service
First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St., Metropolis

Sunday, April 1
Easter Sunday
8:30 a.m.
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 315 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Easter Mass

Sunday, April 1
Easter Sunday
9 a.m. Sunday School
10:15 a.m. Morning Worship
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis

Sunday, April 1
Easter Sunday
9:30 a.m.  Easter Egg Hunt
10:30 a.m.  Morning Worship
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis

Sunday, April 1
Easter Sunday
9:30 a.m.  Sunday School
10:30 a.m.  Morning Worship
Seven Mile Baptist Church, 2513 IL-145 Rd., Metropolis
Special music presented by Kevin Stepter.

MONDAY, APRIL 2

April 2 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 www.shawneecc.edu, click “current students”, then “course enrollment”, and then “course schedules” for the schedule of summer and fall classes.  Website.

Monday, April 2baptist-health
Arthritis Support Group
Noon-1 p.m.
Baptist Health Heart Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for people living with arthritis. Meeting is held in the conference room. Phone 270-575-2721 for information.

Monday, April 2baptist-health
Stroke Support Group
3-4:30 p.m.
Baptist Health Heart Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for stroke survivors and their caregivers, family and friends. Light refreshments are served. Group meets in the Barnes auditorium. Phone Mary Legge at 270-575-2880 to register.

TUESDAY, APRIL 4

Wednesdays, April 4 and April 18baptist-health
Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Group meets in the Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Group meets every other Wednesday. Phone 270-575-2721 for more information.

Tuesday, April 3baptist-health
Weight Loss Information Session
6 p.m.
Baptist Health Heart Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Learn about medical and surgical options for weight loss. Meeting held in the Barnes auditorium. Phone 270-575-8462 for information.

THURSDAY, APRIL 5

Thursday, April 5
Receipts for Charity: Relay for Life
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sissy’s Sweet Shoppe, 613 Market 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, April 5baptist-health
Multiple Myeloma Support Group
6 p.m.
Baptist Health Cancer Care Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
This group provides support for patients, caregivers, family members and friends, and allows them to learn the latest advances in the treatment and management of myeloma. For information, call 270-559-3005.

Thursday, April 5
Investing 101
7-8 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Investing 101 will give you a better understanding on what investing is, what it means, and how it works. It will also cover some of the building blocks of the investing world as well as an overview of several investment vehicles to give you some of the tools for building wealth. Website.

FRIDAY, APRIL 6

Friday, April 6
Head Start Open House Registration
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Hosted by Metropolis Early Learning Center for Southern Seven Head Start/Early Head Start. Applicants for the 2018-2019 school year will be accepted. To apply, parents or guardians must bring proof of family income and the child’s birth certificate. Other activities are Meet the Teachers, Make It & Take It Activity, and refreshments.  For information, call 618-921-1614 for Metropolis or 618-564-3805 for Brookport.

Friday, April 6
Senior Fraud Seminar
11 a.m.
Happy Hearts Senior Center, 701 Market St.
State Rep. Natalie Phelps-Finnie and other experts will advise seniors on practical techniques and practices to combat predatory financial scams. This event is free to seniors. For information, contact the Phelps-Finnie office 618-253-4189 or repphelpsfinnie@gmail.com.

Friday, April 6baptist-health
Kangaroo Klub for Breastfeeding Mothers
1-2:30 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Support group for women who breastfeed or expectant mothers who plan to breastfeed. Meeting is held in Shirley Trail Lanier, Medical Park 2. Phone 270-415-4680 for information.

Friday-Saturday, April 6-7
Live Music at Harrah’s: Lew Jetton
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Lew Jetton learned the Blues the old fashioned way, while growing up in the cotton fields. Two of his mentors are the legendary Carl Perkins, and Chicago Blues Legend, Snooky Pryor. Different musicians will perform each weekend in the Signature Bar in casino.  Website.  Facebook.

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

Saturday, April 7
Spring Trout Fishing Season Opens
5 a.m.
In order to fish for trout, you are required to have a valid Illinois fishing license and an inland trout stamp. Illinois fishing licenses and inland trout stamps are available at DNR Direct license and permit locations. Metropolis locations are Massac County Clerk or Massac County Farm Bureau. For a location near you, check the IDNR website. For more license and sales information, click here or call toll-free 888-673-7648.

Saturday, April 7trigg ozark tour
Trigg Ozark Spring Tour
8:30 a.m.
Shawnee National Forest Headquarters, Harrisburg
Highlight of this Spring Tour includes visiting 3 of the 11 “Stoneforts” in southern Illinois: Murray Bluff, Stonefort Bluff, and Millstone Bluff. Archaeologists and Historians who have studied these stone walls will provide interpretation at the sites, as well as point out interesting Indian Rock Art at the Mill-stone site. An Indian Stone Kettle site will also be visited. Botanist Chris Benda will identify spring wildflowers. For information, see our Post.

Saturday-Sunday, April 7-8
Quilt City Classic Dog Show
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Shroeder Expo Center, 415 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The Paducah Kennel Club invites you to see dogs compete in a Westminster-style event. Admission is free. More than 500 dogs and handlers are expected to participate in this all-breed show. Each day, judges will select breed, group, and a Best in Show winners. No dogs other than those entered in the show will be allowed in the Expo Center. Vendors and concessions will be available. For information, call 270-217-0150.  Facebook.

Saturday, April 7
Crab Orchard Spring Hike
10 a.m.
Crab Orchard Refuge Visitor Center, 8588 IL 148, near Marion
Hike the Turkey and Rocky Bluff Trails in Williamson County. Hike is free and open to the public. This hike is of moderate difficulty and is intended for people in good physical condition and have done some walking. Sturdy shoes are recommended and hikers should bring their own water and snack.  No dogs are allowed. Leader is Dave Cooper. Facebook.

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

Sunday, April 8
Butterfly Monitoring Training
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, Il.
Join the Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network for this workshop open to anyone who would like to help monitor the butterfly population in southern Illinois and make a contribution to butterfly conservationThe training includes how to collect and submit data, butterfly identification and field instruction. For information, call 618-657-2064.

Sunday, April 8
Youth Fair Rib Eye Sandwich Dinner
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Youth Fairgrounds, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis
All proceeds go to the Massac County Youth Fair. Menu includes choice of rib eye sandwich or smoked brisket or hot dog, baked beans, slaw, potato chips, homemade dessert, and beverage. Carry-outs are available. For information, contact Clint Smith at 618-638-2120.

Sunday, April 8
Jeff Allen
3 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Jeff Allen combines clean, hilarious humor with inspiration like no other comedian working today. He performs on television and radio, in night clubs and large churches, and as a keynote speaker for corporations. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

MONDAY, APRIL 9

Monday, April 9
Metropolis Garden Club Annual Plant Sale
9–11 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St.
Members will have perennial plant divisions, herbs, house plants, and other garden-related items to sell. The plant sale is open to everyone.  Free admission. For information, contact Anne Parmley at 618-524-9022. Website.

Monday, April 9
Red Cross Blood Drive
11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent form). Height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger. To make an appointment, call 618-833-5416. For information, see website.

Monday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 11baptist-health
Diabetes Classes
1-4 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class with a certified diabetes instructor to assist with any question or concerns about diabetes.  A doctor’s order is required. Class meets in the Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2282 for information.

Monday, April 9 and Saturday, April 14baptist-health
Prepared Childbirth Classes
Mon. 5-7 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-1 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.

TUESDAY, APRIL 10

Tuesday, April 10
Red Cross Blood Drive
1-6 p.m.
Brookport City Hall, 209 Ohio St., Brookport, IL
A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent form). Height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger. To make an appointment, call 270-243-2436. For information, see website.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

Wednesday, April 11
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 of  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.

Wednesday, April 11baptist-health
Diabetes Class
1-4 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class with a certified diabetes instructor to assist with any question or concerns about diabetes. A doctor’s order is required. Class meets in the Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2282 for information.

THURSDAY, APRIL 12

Sunday, April 12
Van Tour in Cache River Watershed
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tunnel Hill State Trail, 302 E. Vine St., Vienna, IL
Come along on a guided van tour for senior citizens and persons with physical limitations to enjoy the wildlife, native plants and spring flowers, and share stories about the history and hydrology of the Cache River Watershed. The tour will explore a section of the Tunnel Hill State Trail between Vienna and Tunnel Hill For information, call 618-657-2064.

Thursdays, April 12 – May 31baptist-health
Smoking Cessation Classes
6 p.m.
Baptist Health Cancer Care Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Kentucky Cancer Program and the McCracken County Health Department will offer this 8-week class. This is an evidence-based program that gives the support they need to quit successfully. For information, call 270-442-1310.

Thursday, April 12  (register by Apr. 9)
Cotton Branch Craft
4-5 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
These DIY trendy cotton branches are great for flower arrangements and any home decor. You must be registered by Monday, April 9th. No online registration please. Please call 618-524-4312 or come by the library to sign up. Spaces are limited. Facebook.

Thursday, April 12
Cache River Movie Night: Cougar
6-7:30 p.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, Il.
Movie series will focus on North American animals: bison, wolf, cougar, elk and black bear. This month’s feature is the cat of many names – the cougar, puma or mountain lion. For information, call 618-657-2064.

Thursday, April 12
From Barbed Wire to Bluegrass: Holocaust Survivors in Kentucky Part Two
7-8 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Led by Jacqueline Kohl-Hamilton, member of the National Holocaust Educator’s Network with special guest, Holocaust survivor, John Rosenberg. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 ext. 117 or bwrinkle@mclib.net.  Website.

FRIDAY, APRIL 13

Friday, April 13
Paint A Quilt Block Craft
9:30-11 a.m.
McCracken County Coop. Extension, 2025 New Holt Rd., Paducah, Ky.
During this month’s arts and crafts workshop, you will be creating painted quilt blocks. The workshop is $5 to participate.   Facebook.

Friday, April 13
Red Cross Blood Drive
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Massac Memorial Hospital, 28 Chick St., Metropolis
A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent form). Height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger. To make an appointment, call 618-524-2176. For information, see website.

Friday-Saturday, April 13-14
Live Music at Harrah’s: DJ Brian Graves
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
With 30 Years experience spanning over thousands of events, DJ Brian knows how to keep you on your feet. Different musicians will perform each weekend in the Signature Bar in casino.  Website.  Facebook.

SATURDAY, APRIL 14

Saturday, April 14
Johnson County Junque Jamboree
7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Downtown Vienna, Illinois
Join over 100 vendors as they gather on the Court House block and  lawn with arts & crafts, antiques & collectibles, plants and just a variety of everything.  For information, call Vienna Times Square Mall at 618-658-2215. Facebook.

Saturday, April 14
Benefit Outdoor Sale
7 a.m.-3 p.m.
American Legion, 321 Market St., Metropolis
American Legion Post 306 Ladies Auxiliary will host an open house and outdoor sale which features anything related to outdoor, from sporting to outdoor decor. All proceeds will benefit local veterans.

Every Saturday, April 14 through mid-September
Golconda Farmers Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
118 Main St., Golconda
Located on the Pope County courthouse lawn.

Saturday, April 14
Serendipity Nature Walk
9 a.m.-Noon
Cache River State Natural Area, Tupelo Trail, Belknap, IL
Take a guided hike along the Tupelo Trail, searching for native plants, birds and other wildlife of the wood and swamp habitats. Moderately difficult terrain. Meet at Marshall Ridge Access at the end of Sunflower Lane, Belknap, Illinois. For information, call 618-657-2064. Website.

Saturday, April 14
Health Fair
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lourdes Pavilion, 225 Medical Center Drive, Paducah, Ky.
There will be kidney screenings, along with blood pressure, blood glucose and height and weight screenings, chair massages and cooking demonstrations. Vendors will offer health products, services and educational materials. Attendees can register for door prizes and refreshments will be served throughout the event. Event is free and held in Borders Community Room. To RSVP call 270-415-3915.

Saturday, April 14
Antique Tractor Show
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Main Street, Golconda, Il.
Tractors from several surrounding states line Main Street. There will be tractor driving contests, trophies, and food. For information, call 618-309-1105.

Saturday, April 14  (register by Apr. 6)
Library Star Lab
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
The library made their own Star Lab for the kids to enjoy and learn about the different constellations. This program is for kids of all ages. You must be registered by Friday, April 6th. To register, call 618-524-4312 or come by the library to sign up. Facebook.

Saturday, April 14baptist-health
Prepared Childbirth Class
Mon. 5-7 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-1 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, April 14
Fantastic Fibers Opening Reception
5-7 p.m.
Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway St., Paducah, Ky.
One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging, innovative & colorful international exhibits, Fantastic Fibers is an inspirational “must see” for fine artists, quilters and textile art enthusiasts across the globe. Free admission to opening reception. Exhibition runs from April 14 – June 9. Admission fee is $5 and free for YAC members. Website.

Saturday, April 14
Belshazzar’s Feast

7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The Season concludes with music from the only film score ever composed by Leonard Bernstein, that of the acclaimed On the Waterfront, followed by an awe-inspiring performance of William Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, featuring 200 voices on stage with the orchestra. For more information, visit website.

SUNDAY, APRIL 15

Sunday, April 15
Marvel Appearance
Noon-4 p.m.
Kentucky Oaks Mall, 5101 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Bring the kids to meet their favorite Marvel Characters. Spider-man and Captain America will be meeting their fans, taking pictures, plus you can bring something for them to sign. Wear your favorite Super-Hero costume and meet them at Center Court. Facebook.

MONDAY, APRIL 16

Monday, April 16baptist-health
Look Good, Feel Better
2-4 p.m.
Baptist Health Cancer Care Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free workshop helps patients cope with physical side effects of cancer. Workshop is held in the Oncology Resource Room. Registration is required by calling 800-227-2345.

Monday, April 16
Book Discussion – More Beautiful Than Before
6:30 pm
Lutheran Church of the Cross, 2601 North Ave., Metropolis
Natalie Quint and Pr. David Deem will lead a discussion of Rabbi Steve Leder’s book, More Beautiful Than Before – How Suffering Transforms Us – in the fellowship hall. The author strives to help readers to apply wisdom, insights, and practical advice to their own lives lived amid a variety of challenges. Copies of this book would be available on Kindle, through Amazon, or through local book stores. The public is invited and bring your favorite beverage and a friend to share an evening of discussion. Cost is free. For information, contact Pr. David Deem at 618-524-4628 or lcocross@frontier.com.

TUESDAY, APRIL 17

Tuesday-Saturday, April 17-21
Annual Rotary Antique Quilt Show
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Robert Cherry Civic Center, 2701 Park Ave, Paducah, Ky.
This year’s exhibit showcases antique quilts from that region that celebrate the soothing voices of our Southern heritage. The small gallery is a collection of quilts from Donna DeSoto’s book, Inspired by the National Parks. They are proud to share 33 art quilts that celebrate the National Parks in our Southern States.

Tuesday, April 17
Massac Theater Porkburger Luncheon
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
In front of the Massac Theatre
Dinner includes porkburger sandwich, potato chips, homemade dessert and drink for $7. Eat there, get it to go, or have it delivered. For delivery, place order by Monday, April 16, by calling 618-524-7986. Proceeds will be used to replace the doors and windows on the Massac Theatre. Facebook.

Tuesday, April 17baptist-health
Cancerport Breast Cancer Support Group
6 p.m.
Baptist Health Cancer Care Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for those diagnosed with breast cancer and living in recovery. For information, call 270-442-1310.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

Wednesday-Saturday, April 18-21
American Quilters Society Quilt Show & Contest
Schroeder Expo Center, 415 Park Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Wed.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat.  9 a.m.-4 p.m.
It’s one of the premier events in the Midwest. Quilts of all kinds dazzle and delight visitors from all over the United States and the world to this annual show. Many other activities and classes offered. For a listing, see Workshops Tab on website when they become available.

Wednesday-Saturday, April 18-21
Annual Grand Rivers Spring Festival and Quilt Show
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Grand Rivers Community Center, W Cumberland Ave, Grand Rivers, KY
Enjoy beautiful new and antique quilts on display at the Grand Rivers Community Center. Donation of $3 accepted at the door. Viewers Choice Awards will be given out. This show runs concurrent with the American Quilters Show in Paducah.

Wednesday, April 18baptist-health
Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Group meets in the Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Group meets every other Wednesday. Phone 270-575-2721 for more information.

Wednesday, April 18
Homebased Microprocessor Workshop
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
McCracken County Coop. Extension, 2025 New Holt Rd., Paducah, Ky.
This workshop facilitates the first step in the annual certification process. Once certified, you can sell products like canned tomatoes, pickled fruits and veggies, salsa, barbecue sauce, pepper or herb jellies, pressure-canned vegetables and low or no-sugar jams and jellies. Cost is $50. Register and get information by calling our 270-554-9520.   Facebook.

Wednesday, April 18 – Sunday, April 22
Superman License Plate #1 Auction begins
If anyone is interested, we will be auctioning plate #1 off again this year. The auction will begin on April 18th at 10 a.m. and will run until April 22 at 6 p.m. Auction webpage.

THURSDAY, APRIL 19

Thursday, April 19
Kangaroo Klub for Breastfeeding Mothers
10-11:30 a.m.
Immanuel Baptist Church, 1119 Market St., Metropolis
Baptist Health support group for women who breastfeed or expectant mothers who plan to breastfeed. Phone 270-415-4680 for information.

Thursday, April 19
Night In Metropolis for Quilters
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
11 a.m.-8 p.m.
There will be quilts on display and for sale. Come in support of our guests in town for the Paducah 2018 AQS Spring Quilt Week. Free gift for all quilters. Wine, Beer, Cheese and nibbles in addition to our full menu. For coupon, click here.

Thursday, April 191000 book kindergarten
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Brookport Library, 7415 S US 45 Rd., Brookport
Enroll your preschool child to give him or her a huge boost before they begin school. Library cards are just a dollar, but a donor has picked up the tab for all new accounts opened for this project. Call 618-645-1225 for information.

Thursday, April 19
HCE Craft Workshop
6 p.m.
Massac County Extension Office, 1436 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Home and Community Education will show participants how to make “tree of life” necklaces or photo coasters. To reserve a spot, call the Extensions Office at 618-524-2270.

Thursday, April 19
Massac County Annual Academic Awards Ceremony
6:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
The ceremony is provided to honor outstanding students from the region who have participated in academic competition during the school year.  The scholarships are awarded to deserving graduating seniors from Massac County and Joppa high schools.

Thursday, April 19
Connecting with Today’s Quilter
7-8 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
This presentation will explore how quilters use social media to connect with each other and the international quilt community. Topics will cover opportunities such as tutorials, quilt swaps, classes, online groups, and quilting for a cause. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 ext. 117 or bwrinkle@mclib.net.

Thursday-Sunday, Apr. 19-22, 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.

Thursday, April 19
Music@MAC: Rod Hamdallah
8 -11 p.m.
Maiden Alley Cinema, 112 Maiden Alley, Paducah, Ky.
Hamdallah has been tearing up the southeast’s music scene since before he was old enough to order his first drink.  At 16, Rod began soaking up the southern delta blues and garage rock sounds and took his sound to another level. For information, visit Website.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20

Friday, April 20
Music@MAC: Leonard the Band
8-11 p.m.
Maiden Alley Cinema, 112 Maiden Alley, Paducah, Ky.
Forming in a rural farming community outside of Metropolis, IL, Leonard the Band has sought out originality since day one. The music is a blending pot of influences, from the likes of Wilco, The Beatles, Neil Young, and Fugazi. For information, visit Website.

Friday-Saturday, April 20-21
Live Music at Harrah’s: Throwing Copper
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Paducah’s #1 Party band brings dance music and sing-a-longs from every era of music. Different musicians will perform each weekend in the Signature Bar in casino.  Website.  Facebook..

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

Every Saturday starting April 21
Farmer’s Market Soft Opening
West 6th St across from Hardee’s in Metropolis.
Vendors will be setting up. Grand opening on celebration on Saturday, May 5. Website.

Saturday, April 21
River to River Relay

6:15 a.m.-8 p.m.
From Mississippi River to Ohio River. A road race for teams of 8 runners, each runs 3 legs of approximately 3 miles for a total distance of 80 miles. Entry fee is $520 per team. For information, call 800-433-7300. http://rrr.olm.net/.

Saturday, April 21
Massac Nature Study Society: Warbler Birding Field Trip
9 a.m.
Meet at the Pomona Fire Station/Community Center parking area, just North of the intersection of Pomona Road and Natural Bridge Road (Sadler Road). Orioles and a few other birds are usually seen at this location. The trip continues north on Natural Bridge Road to the forest road just past Cave Creek. Walk along the road near the creek to see Cerulean warblers, American Redstarts, and many other warblers. This is a free event and everyone is welcome.

Saturday, April 21
All-Terrain Powersports Grand Opening Celebration
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
All-Terrain Powersports, 1209 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Check out the new location with all of the new stock of ATV’s, dirt bikes, UTV’s and go-karts. There will be hot dogs from 11 am-1 pm, and some awesome giveaways that anyone who shows up will be eligible to win. Facebook.

Saturday-Sunday, April 21-22
Illinois Concealed Carry Course
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
This 2-day course is for ILLINOIS residents. This is a 2 day course. For the first day of class, bring a notebook and pen. You will be taught basic handgun concepts, learn firearm safety in the home, cleaning and proper care for your firearm, and watch a legal section to learn your rights and responsibilities. The cost of this course is $150.00. Call 270-709-5494 to reserve your seat.

Saturday, April 21
Wildflower Walk – Heron Pond
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Heron Pond Nature Preserve parking lot, near Belknap, IL
Participants will learn about plant identification, natural history, ecology, and so much more. The hike is relatively easy terrain, but some hills and stairs are involved. No previous experience is necessary, but participants must be in good physical shape. The hike is limited to the first 20 participants and are $20 per person for 4 hours of interpretation. Reservations are required, so register at www.illinoisbotanizer.com.

Saturday, April 21
Quilter’s Luncheon
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Golconda, Illinois
Enjoy the rich heritage of Quilting. Local family heirloom and new quilts are on display. Lunch is served on tables set with different themes and table settings. Annual luncheon usually held the 4th Saturday in April. Luncheon includes lasagna, salad, rolls, dessert, iced tea and coffee for $12. Barn quilt to be raffled off. For information, call 618-683-MAIN. For information, visit website.

Saturday, April 21
Character Meet and Greet for Local Kids
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
Kids are invited to come and see Super Heroes, Paw Patrol, and several princesses. They will receive an autograph sheet for their new friends to sign, and parents can take pictures to capture the moment. Cost is $10 with the proceeds to benefit the Massac County High School Project Graduation.

Saturday, April 21
Bowling & Pizza Social for Down Syndrome
1-3 p.m.
Metropolis Super Bowl, 1107 E. 8th St, Metropolis
Down Syndrome Association of Western Kentucky invites those affected by Down Syndrome to come out for a time of fellowship, bowling, and pizza. Please RSVP by April 20th.

Saturday, April 21
St. John’s Annual Chicken and Dumpling Supper
4:30-7 p.m.
St. John’s Church, 6201 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
Come and meet old friends and make new ones. Free will donations will be accepted with the proceeds going to Relay for Life. Carry-outs available. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Saturday, April 21
Chow Down for Hounds
6-9 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St.
Come for an evening of fun, with dinner, dancing, and silent auctions. Menu includes pulled pork with all the fixings, drink and dessert. Music and dancing start at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 each or two for $25. Pick tickets up at Project Hope Humane Society, 1698 W. 10th St. or send email to info@projecthopehumanesociety.org to purchase them via PayPal. Tickets will also be available at the door. All proceeds go to help our precious dogs and cats.  Facebook.

SUNDAY, APRIL 22

Sunday, April 22
Celtic Woman
3 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Celebrating Ireland’s rich musical and cultural heritage, Celtic Woman combines finest musical talent with epic stage productions to present a unique, inspiring live experience. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Saturday, April 21  (register by Apr. 13)
Earth Day Slime Kids Craft
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Come and make Earth Day Slime. This program is free and intended for kids ages 8 and up. To register, call 618-524-4312 or come by the library to sign up by Friday, Apr. 13th to make sure there are enough supplies. Spaces are limited.

Sunday, April 22
Moscow Festival Ballet
7:30 p.m.
Clemens Fine Arts Center, 4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Moscow Festival Ballet brings classic Russian ballet scored with the timeless beauty of Tchaikowsky’s classic music, the ageless fairy tale of The Sleeping Beauty is considered a masterpiece of classical ballet. Visit website for more details.

MONDAY, APRIL 23

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Breastfeeding Class
6-8 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class helps prepare expectant mothers for the breastfeeding experience. To register, call 270-575-2229.

TUESDAY, APRIL 24

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.

THURSDAY, APRIL 26

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 Tues., April 24th. No online registration please. You must be 18 yrs. 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 Coop. 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 bTabernaed is a job in itselfFor information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

FRIDAY, APRIL 27

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.

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.

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.

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

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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-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 $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.

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 family if they want to attend, 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.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29

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 www.baldknobcross.com

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 www.altovineyards.net.

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.

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