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Metropolis City Pool opens on Memorial Day

Monday, Memorial Day, May 29, 2017
Opening Day

312 W. 4th St., Metropolis
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

keep cool in the pool imageRegular Swim Hours:
Mon. – Sat.  Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

School in Session Hours: 
Sat.  Noon – 5 p.m.
Sun.  1-5 p.m.
Mon. 1-5 p.m. (Labor Day last day of season)

Passes:
Admission:  $1.50 (ages 5 and under free)
Individual Pass: $25
Family Pass: $20 per person (living under same roof)

Water Aerobics
Starts Monday, June 5th 
Monday and Thursday nights, 5:30 p.m – 6:30 pm
Wednesday and Saturday mornings, 11:00 am – noon
Cost – $25 for the season
Register when you arrive – open enrollment.

Free Laps Only Swim
Starts June 7th
Wed & Sat, 10:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Swim Lessons
June 12 – July 22
Beginner: 10:00 a.m. – 11 am., Mon & Thu, or Tue & Fri
Intermediate: 11:00 a.m. – noon, Mon & Thu, or Tue & Fri
Advanced:  10:00 a.m. – 11 a.m., Wed & Sat
Cost:   $25 per child
Students report Monday, June 12th at 9:00 a.m., wearing swim suits,
for testing and registration.

Pool Parties
Each evening at a cost of $50 per hour, with ½ the amount due one week in advance.

For more information, call 618-524-1696 or 618-524-2609.

Metropolis Super Bowl Free Bowling

Free Bowling for Summer 2017

Metropolis Super Bowl
1107 E. 8th St., Metropolis 

Mon.-Thu.  Noon – 11:00 p.m.
Fri.-Sat.  Noon – 1:00 a.m.
Sun.  Noon – 10:00 p.m.

May – June
Ladies Night
Every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., Women, ages 18 and over, get free games and free shoe rental. Get your peeps and have a night out.

May 22 – August 30
Kids Bowl Free
Kids get 2 free games every day, all Summer long. Sign them up through kidsbowlfree.com.

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Saints’ Kids Summer Camps begin June 5th

saints kidsShawnee Community College will host 14 summer camps for children starting on June 5th, 2017.

The college will have a variety of camps, which include: FUN-DA-MENTAL Basketball, Drama, Dance and Cheer, Soccer, Renewable Energy, Magic with Jeff the Magic Guy, Babysitting, Minecraft, ELITE Camp, Art, Candle and Soap Making, Coding Minecraft, Cookie Decorating and LEGO Mindstorm Robotics.

Monday-Wednesday, June 5-7
Soccer Camp
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Shawnee Community College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 7-12. Fee is $30.

Monday-Wednesday, June 5-7
Renewable Energy Camp
9:00 a.m. – noon
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students in 5th-9th grades. Fee is $75.

Thursday, June 8
Magic Camp
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Shawnee College Anna Extension Center
150 E. Vienna St., Anna IL
For students ages 6-12. Fee is $30, which includes magic kit.

Monday, June 12 – Thursday, June 15
FUN-DA-MENTAL Basketball Camp
9:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students in 3rd-8th grades. Fee is $45. For information, contact John Sparks at 618-634-3230 or johns@shawneecc.edu.

Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 23
Drama Camp
9:00 am. – noon
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 8-17 years. Fee is $40. Contact Tim Frizzell at timf@shawneecc.edu.

Monday, June 19
Babysitting 101
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
Select one day to attend. For students ages 10-14. Fee is $20.

Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 22
Minecraft Camp
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 9-13 years. Fee is $50.

Monday, June 26 – Thursday, June 29
LEGO Mindstorm Robotics Camp
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 9-13 years. Fee is $75.

Monday-Thursday,  July 10-13
Art Camp
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 10-18. Fee is $40.

Monday-Thursday, July 10-13
Coding Minecraft Camp
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 11-14. Fee is $50.

Monday-Thursday, July 10-13
Cookie Decorating Camp
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Shawnee College Anna Extension Center
150 E. Vienna St., Anna IL
For students ages 7-15. Fee is $25.

Monday, July 17 – Thursday, July 20
ELITE Youth Entrepreneurship Camp
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students in 7th-9th grades. Fee is $10.

Monday-Tuesday, July 17-18
Candle and Soap Making Camp
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Shawnee College Anna Extension Center
150 E. Vienna St., Anna IL
For students ages 9-14. Fee is $30.

Monday-Wednesday, July 24-26
Dance and Cheer Camp
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For ages 4-12. Fee is $30.

The printable registration form and more details on each camp can be found online at www.shawneecc.edu/community_services/kids_activities.asp. Please fill out the entire form and send payment with form to Shawnee Community College, ATTN: Stacy Simpson, 8364 Shawnee College Road, Ullin, IL 62992. Registration and fees are due at least one week before camp start date.

For more information or to register for the Saints’ Kids 2017 Summer Camps and Activities, please contact Stacy Simpson at 618-634-3266 or stacys@shawneecc.edu.

13th Annual Southern Illinois Music Festival starts May 26

“AN OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE”
MAY 26 – JUNE 11, 2017

EDWARD BENYAS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR

The 13th annual Southern Illinois Music Festival features nearly three-dozen performances in venues from Carbondale to Cairo, Murphysboro to Marion and at many points in between. In addition to members of the New Chicago Chamber Orchestra, musicians from throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia perform orchestral and chamber music, opera, patriotic music, and jazz in an informal and inviting atmosphere. Casual dress is welcome.

This year’s Festival is titled “An Offer You Can’t Refuse” and runs May 26-June 11. Highlights include unique performances of Mozart’s masterpiece, Don Giovanni, updated with gangsters, fully staged, sung in Italian with projected English titles, with full orchestra and an incredible cast (June 9 and 11); three large orchestral concerts (June 2, 3 and 4) featuring symphonies and concertos by Dvorak and Tchaikovsky; a Memorial Day Extravaganza, modeled on the one in Washington DC (May 29).

Also: a virtuoso organ recital (June 5), numerous chamber music performances (May 27, 31 and June 1, 4, 5, 7, 8. 9 and 10); the New Arts Jazztet (May 26 and June 8), Young Artists Concerts (June 5 and 6); and Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz events at venues throughout the region.

Many of the Festival events are free. Admission for other performances are noted on the website. Go to www.SIFest.com for the latest schedule updates or email benyas@siu.edu. Please join us for our 13th season of great music!

Tickets for all 2017 Southern Illinois Music Festival performances are available: In advance, online and in person at any of the SIU Ticket offices, or at the door of each performance. Patrons may also purchase a non-transferable SIFest pass, through the ticket office at a cost of $100. This will allow admission to all SIFest events (except the Chamber Music Soirées and Happy Hour Mozart), a value of $160 with no waiting in line for tickets and special reserved parking on the SIU campus.

Massac Relay for Life 2017

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Through May 20
City National Bank St. Louis Cardinals Get-A-Way Raffle
Raffle Tickets are $1 each or 5 for $5. Raffle includes 4 tickets to the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pirates and $400 spending money. Game is on Saturday, June 24th at 6:15 p.m.  Drawing will be on May 20th. All proceeds benefit Massac County Relay for Life.

Saturday, May 20  
Relay For Life  Survivor Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
First Baptist Church, Metropolis
In conjunction with the American Cancer Society, there will be a complimentary breakfast at First Baptist Church for those in Massac County who have battled all forms of cancer and those who are still in treatment. All area survivor’s and a caregiver are welcome to come and enjoy a morning of delicious goodies, entertainment, and learn of services from ACS. Information will also be given regarding Massac’s Relay for Life event and the Survivor’s Tent. For information, contact Lindsay DuBois at 618-998-9898.

Saturday, May 20
Massac County Relay for Life
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
NEW RAIN LOCATION – Due to the prediction of 30-40 mph winds tomorrow, the Relay  will be moved indoors to the Family Life Center at Waldo Baptist Church, 6970 Waldo Church Road in Metropolis. Please park on the West side of the building. If the weather is nice, participants may walk outside and some activities may be held in East parking lot. 
The annual fundraising event for the American Cancer Society features walking, health education, concessions and entertainment. The 2017 theme is Help Us Eclipse Cancer. For information, visit website or Facebook, or contact Lindsay DuBois at 618-998-9898.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

MC: Bobby Cook & Steve Schwetman (Bobby & Steve in the Morning 93.3 WKYQ)
DJ: Josh Fowler

  • 3:00 PM Registration Begins
  • 4:00 PM Opening Ceremony Prayer: First Baptist Church
    National Anthem: Ammi Russell
    Presentation of the Colors: Boy Scouts
    Survivor Ambassador: Josh Stratemeyer
    Survivor Lap, Caregiver Lap, Team Lap
  • 4:30 PM Accounting Opens
    Conor Wheeler
  • 5:00 PM Hair Cuts for Hope (closes at 7 PM)
  • 5:30 PM Ammi Russell
  • 6:00 PM His Redeemed
  • 7:00 PM Jesse Barfield, comedian
  • 7:30 PM Jesse Hall
  • 8:00 PM Luminaria Sales Close Accounting Closes
  • 8:30 PM Beth Clanahan
  • 9:00 PM Luminaria Ceremony
    Silent Lap
  • 9:45 PM Closing Ceremony
  • 10:00 PM Clean Up

Lower Town Arts And Music Festival is May 19-20

Friday-Saturday,  May 19-20
Lower Town Arts & Music Festival
Fri. 3:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m .
Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Lower Town district, 7th and Madison streets, Paducah, Ky.

The annual Fine Art and Music Festival will feature art displayed in the heart of this nationally recognized gallery district. Bands will perform free concerts and lots of food and artist vendors available.
Music Schedule – Artists List – Website

Alabama Horns at Harrah’s Signature Bar May 5-6

Friday-Saturday, May 5-6, 2017
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s, 100 E. Front Street, Metropolis

Clear your schedule this weekend and get to Harrah’s Signature Bar for live music from the Alabama Horns!

This group is one of the most talented collections of musicians in the Mid-South. The band is known for playing favorite rock, soul, pop and classic rock rhythm.

The live music begins 9 p.m. both Friday and Saturday night.