August 2017

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


First Saturday of the Month
Olmsted Farmers Market and Trade Day
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Front Street, downtown Olmsted
Olmsted Parks Department will sponsor this event on the first Saturday of each month.  There is no cost for vendors to participate.  For information, call Olmsted City Hall at 618-742-6487.

Every Saturday, now through Oct. 31 
Farmer’s Market
Courthouse lawn, Superman Square
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.

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Metropolis City Pool Open
Mon-Sat: Noon-5 p.m.
Sun: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
312 W. 4th St., Metropolis
$1.50 Admission – 5 years and under, Free.  Passes are available for: Individual, $25; Family, $20 per person living under same roof.  For information about swimming lessons, aerobics, adult lap swim and pool parties, see Event Post – coming soon.

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

Thursday, Aug. 3
Great American Solar Eclipse
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
On August 21st,, Paducah will be in the path of totality for a total solar eclipse, the first of its kind in over 40 years. In anticipation for this astronomical event, astronomer, author, speaker, and former NASA consultant, Kevin Manning, will examine the mysteries of eclipses and other celestial events. Following a presentation in the meeting room, will will head outdoors to the library garden (weather permitting) to view celestial objects in the night sky through a powerful telescope. All programs are free and open to the public. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 ext. 112  or  Post coming soon…

Friday, Aug. 4
Movies in the Park: Rock Dog
Dusk – Movie begins
Fort Massac State Park picnic area, across from Sonic
All movies are free to the public. Come early and bring your blanket and/or lawn chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase. No alcohol is allowed and pets must be on leashes. Provided by Harrah’s Metropolis.  Monitor Facebook for cancellation notices. For more information, call 618-524-4712.

Monday, Aug. 21
The Great American Eclipse Viewing Party
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library 555 Washington St., Paducah, KY
On August 21, 2017, Paducah will be in the path of totality for a total solar eclipse, the first of its kind in over 40 years. Come to the library garden for a viewing party for the Great American Solar Eclipse. They will have free solar viewing glasses available, as well as moon pies and sun tea. Free program. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle 270-442-2510 ext. 112

Friday, Aug. 25
Movies in the Park: Lego Batman Movie
Dusk – Movie begins
Fort Massac State Park picnic area, across from Sonic
All movies are free to the public. Come early and bring your blanket and/or lawn chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase. No alcohol is allowed and pets must be on leashes. Provided by Harrah’s Metropolis.  Monitor Facebook for cancellation notices. For more information, call 618-524-4712.

Tuesday, Aug. 29
101 Makeup 101

7:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Led by Erin Hendley, owner of f.a.c.e.Makeup Artistry. Discover essential cosmetic basics and understand the purpose of mainstream makeup tools, products and techniques. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2150 ext. 117 or


Every Sunday through Summer – tentative
Elijah P. Curtis Home Tour
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Members and friends of the society will offer tours during these hours, or by appointment by calling 618-524-7203. Additional hours, including Saturdays, will return when a Shawnee Community College intern is available to staff the home.

River to River Yard Sale
Along Hwy. 146 from East Cape to Golconda
Community wide yard sales are being held along the route in East Cape, McClure, Ware, Jonesboro, Anna and Golconda. 
If you want to hold a yard sale of your own, the best thing to do is contact property owners directly who live along Hwy. 146.   If you would like some ideas of where you can set up contact Julie Ames at 618-697-2435 or email jjames101202@hotmail.comOrganizers say bring cash, as many holding yard sales will not accept personal checks, and aren’t set up to take debit or credit cards. 

Riverfront Concert Series
6:00 p.m.
Paducah Riverfront
Paducah Parks Services, Maiden Alley Cinema, Columbia Theatre Restoration, Dry Ground Brewing Company and Paducah Beer Werks  partner up to provide the opportunity for attendees to partake of locally crafted beer while enjoying a free concert. See Concert Series Line-Up.

Annual ACS Gospel Benefit Concert
7:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, Metropolis
The annual benefit concert for the American Cancer Society will feature live music. Admission is free. A love offering will be accepted for cancer research.

City of  Golconda Yard Sale Weekend 

Cobden Peach Festival    
Cobden, Illinois
Sponsored by the Cobden Lions Club, features carnival rides and games, Peach Queen Contest, homemade food and peach cobbler, 5K run/walk and parade on Sat. Free admission.

Metropolis Back to School Bash
3:30 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street
Celebrate the upcoming school year with a BASH! Special guest, magician Kal Kotter will perform a magic show. It will take place downstairs in the basement. There will be refreshments and  snacks for the kiddos, as well as a few door prizes. This program is intended for kids ages 5 to 18. Any questions call the library, 618-524-4312 ext. 3, and ask for Ms. Angie.

Massac Unit 1 K-8 Registration
K-8th grade students will need to register on Monday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 5-7 p.m. at all Massac Unit One buildings.  Parents of new and returning students should register their students during this time. Monday, Aug. 15 will be the first day of student attendance. Students will be dismissed at 2 p.m. See our post for complete details.

Massac County High School Registration
MCHS will register students as follows: Juniors and seniors will register on Monday, Aug. 8 from 9 -11 a.m. and from 1- 2 p.m.; Sophomores will register on Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 9-11 a.m. and from 1- 2:30 p.m.; Freshmen will register on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Freshmen students whose last names begin with A-L will go to MCHS from 8:30–11 a.m. Students whose last names are from M-Z will go to MCHS from 12:30–2:30 p.m. If unable to attend your session you may attend the other session. Buses will not run on these days.  Friday, Aug. 12 will be registration for students who could not register on their assigned day as well as new students. Monday, Aug. 15 is the first day of student attendance. See our post for full details.

Shawnee Community College
Fall Evening Classes Registration
Classes begin on August 17 and are available at the SCC main campus in Ullin and the SCC extension centers located in Anna, Cairo, and Metropolis. Evening Registrations are scheduled for 4-6:30 p.m. August 11 15, 16, and 17 at the Main Campus and each extension center. A Saturday registration will be held at the Main Campus on August 13 from 8 a.m. – 12 Noon. For further information about SCC fall registration, please call (618) 634-3397 or visit

Brookport Back to School Bash
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Brookport Park, in Brookport
There will be a youth dance for ages 8 – 16 at the Brookport Park. While there is no admission fee, concessions will be sold as a fundraiser for the Brookport Police Department. Parents are welcome to attend and chaperones are needed. Contact Kathy Tucker at 618-638-4045 or any member of the police department if interested.

The 48 Hour Film Project Screenings
Various times (4 p.m, 7 p.m., 9 p.m)
Maiden Alley Cinema, 112 Maiden Alley, Paducah, Ky.
The 48 Hour Film Project is a weekend in which each team will make a movie – write, shoot, and edit – in just 48 hours. On Friday night, teams draw a genre from a hat. They are then given a character, prop and line to include in their films. On Sunday night, the film is turned in and teams celebrate. The film is then screened at MAC. For screening schedule, see website.

Pulaski County Fair
Pulaski, Illinois

Union County Fair
Fairgrounds in Anna.

Annual Kids Creative Arts Street Fair on the Square
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Market House Square, Paducah, Ky.
Market Street will be closed between the Market HouseTheater Box Office and Yeiser Art Center. There will be booths and activities about art, drama, music, games, stories, dance and hands-on stations for kids to get creative with crafts. This event is free and open to the public, although some of the activities may have a minimal charge for supplies. For information, visit website.

Meet the Patriots
6:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Come meet the Patriots on the Football Field. Youth game starts at 6:30 p.m. Freshman versus Junior Varsity game at 7:15 p.m. Varsity game starts at 8 p.m. Concessions available for purchase. Admission is $3 per Adult and $2 per Child.

Duqoin Fair
Fairgrounds, 655 Executive Dr., Duquoin, Il.
Each day of the fair has it’s own unique theme. Come and enjoy each days activities as they revolve around that days theme. Or, search though the database to find when your favorite act or event is scheduled. See Website for details on entertainment, including Colt Ford and Trace Adkins, and other events.

Annual Hot August Blues Festival
Kenlake State Park, near Aurora, Ky.
The Amphitheater at Kenlake State Park will once again come alive with some of the best Blues artists in the business. Bands perform from 6 p.m.-midnight Friday and 2 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Food and merchandise vendors are also a part of the festival. Admission is charged.  For more information, call 270-474-2211 or 800-325-0143.  Website.

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