Category Archives: All the Buzz – Bee Informed

Balloon Glow April 28-29


Friday-Saturday, April 28-29, 2017
Walker’s Bluff, 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, Il.

This is a fundraiser for Carterville Fire Department. The event will be a Balloon Glow on Friday night and then a 5K Run and Balloon Glow on Saturday (rain date is Sunday, 30th).

There will be balloons and entertainment both nights. Cost for event will be $10 per car each day.

Contact the Carterville Fire Department at 618-985-8060) for details concering 5K Run.

Market Street Spring Fling is May 6

Market St. Spring Fling

Saturday, May 6,  7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Market Street, Metropolis

Vendors will set up from the Superman Statue on Market Street Street to 8th Street. There will be BBQ, Amish Baked Goods and a lot of other baked goods, mini donuts made on the spot, popcorn and other good things to eat.

The street festival will also feature collectibles, arts and crafts, trash and treasures, good “junque” and too many other items to mention.

For more information, contact Tish Lewis at 618-524-2758 or,  or call Rozann Wilkens at 524-2063.


Massac Unit One Kindergarten Registration/Screening 2017


Monday-Thursday, May 1-4, 2017
Massac Unit One Kindergarten Registration and Screening

Children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2017, and live within the boundaries of Massac Unit One should come to their designated attendance centers where students will be screened for vision/hearing, speech/language, motor skills, and development concepts. Screenings are required to be performed before entrance to kindergarten.

Screening Times:
8 a.m. – 10 a.m. and Noon – 2 p.m.
Parents need to call to schedule an appointment.
For an appointment at the appropriate center, call the following schools:

Metropolis Elementary, Mon-Tue, May 1-2
Metropolis Elementary students will be screened at Metropolis Elementary School.
Contact: Laurie Glass, 618-524-4821

Franklin and Jefferson, Wed, May 3
Franklin and Jefferson students will be screened at Franklin School.
Contact: Suzanne Souders, 618-524-4821

Brookport and Unity, Thu, May 4
Brookport and Unity Students will be screened at Brookport School.
Contact:  Karla Williamson, 618-564-2482

Other Information

  • A parent or guardian must accompany each child.
  • The screenings should take approximately one hour.
  • Bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate, a current immunization record and proof of residence.
  • Areas that will be screened include concepts, motor and speech/language skills.


Clean Up Weeks are April 24 and May 1


City of Metropolis Spring Clean Up Weeks
April 24-28 and May 1-5, 2017

– Boxed or Bagged unless bulky items (furniture, white goods, etc.)
– At your Normal Pick Up Point
– Within 5 feet of your trash container.

– Carpet/Padding rolled and NO larger than 3-foot x 3-foot rolls.
– SMALL amounts of lumber MUST be bundled no larger than 4-feet  long.

Clean Up Weeks are for these two weeks ONLY.
Always remember to have your trash out
by 6 am on your pick up day.

In an effort to help clean Metropolis, tickets will be issued for yards with unwanted items, tall grass, etc. under the Nuisance Ordinance. Now is the time to get rid of all those unwanted items.

– Tires
– Batteries
– Medical/Hazardous Waste
– Flammable Liquids
– Paint (unless empty/dry)
– Electronics of any kind
– Construction/Demolition Debris

For more information, contact Bulldog Systems at 877-285-3479 or the Mayor’s office at 618-524-4016.

Wizard of Oz Party on April 20

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – Wizard of Oz Party
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.

Fun for everyone with Wizard of OZ-themed fun and games. Click your heels three times and think to yourself, there’s no place like the library. Come in costume and enjoy crafts, games, snacks and giveaways on both floors.

For information, contact Youth Services at 270-442-2510 ext. 122.

Ozark Tour of Waterfalls and Wildflowers is April 29


Saturday, April 29, 2017
Ozark Tour of Waterfalls and Wildflowers
8 a.m.
Vienna Ranger Station, Vienna
Tour participants will visit and hike behind up to four waterfalls in Bulge Hole (weather dependent), Phantoms Canyon Falls at Camp Ondessonk, and go “through the rabbit hole” to Horse Cave in Schwegman Hollow. Registration is $40 per person and includes transportation, lunch, fees, experienced guides and a souvenir T-shirt. For information or to register: email or call/text 618-499-9629.

Paducah Bluegrass Bash – All About Kentucky is April 22

Hosted by Charity League of Paducah. All proceeds benefit Easter Seals West Kentucky.
Saturday, April, 22, 2017 ~  6:00 p.m.
Paducah Convention Center, 1 Executive Blvd., Paducah, KY

Enjoy a casual evening of southern-style fun, featuring live bluegrass music, signature Kentucky foods and spirits, a bourbon tasting with the Paducah Bourbon Society and Wagner Wine & Spirits, and Kentucky-themed silent and live auction items. The highlight piece of the live auction is a custom Tim Jaeger horse painting, “Lucky Maiden,” created especially for this event. It will be a celebration of everything that makes Kentucky a great place to live!

Guests can satisfy their southern food cravings with gourmet samples from popular restaurants and caterers throughout the region. Some items on the menu include: burgoo, hot browns, fried chicken, and BBQ. Delicious drinks will also be available, including Ale 8, sweet tea, beer, wine, and, of course, bourbon.

Food vendors include: 718BrewCafe, Fresh Foodies, Gulf Coast Connection, Paducah Olive Oil Company, Popeye’s, Q Krew, Soiree’s, Texas Roadhouse, The Catering Company, The Lakes of Paducah, Twinkling Star, Walker Hall, and WKCTCS Culinary Arts.

General admission tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Reserved tables of 8 are $400. For more information or to purchase tickets, email