July 2018

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

ONGOING EVENTS

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

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.

Every Saturday through November
Farmers’ Market in Paducah
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
2nd and Monroe sts., Paducah, Ky.
Farmers offer fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cut flowers, potted plants, breads and pastries, cow’s milk cheeses, eggs, and honey.

Month of July
Metropolis City Pool

Mon – Sat, Noon-4:55 p.m.
Sundays, 1-4:55 p.m.
312 W. 4th St., Metropolis
$1.50 Admission – 5 years and under, free. Passes are available. For information about swimming lessons, water aerobics, adult lap swim and pool parties, see our Post.

Through Summer
Kids Bowl Free
Register your child for a Summer Pasas for 2 free games of bowling a day. Register each child on  their website and receive the free bowling passes every week by email.

SUNDAY, JULY 1

Through Thursday, July 5
Pulaski County Fair
8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fairgrounds, 497 W. Commercial St., Pulaski, IL
Animal and Livestock shows, Pedal Tractor Pull, Kiddie Carnival, parade and more. Show runs from June 30-July 5. For information, visit website.

MONDAY, JULY 2

Monday-Thursday, July 2-5
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
9:30 and 10 a.m.
Cinemark Theater, 5159 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, Ky.
The Nut Job 2 is playing this week. Ten fun films for kids. Ten movies for $5 or one movie for $1. All films are rated PG. For movie schedule, see our Post.

TUESDAY, JULY 3

Friday, June 1 – July 2
Library Summer Reading Program starts
10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Theme: Libraries Rock. There are some great programs and presenters that will help your family include reading and related activities in a fun way to your summer family time. You read books and earn prizes. Registration ends on July 2nd. To register call the library at 618-524-4312 ext. 3. Website. Facebook.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4

Wednesday, July 4
Holiday Closures
Local banks and city and county offices will be closed and there will be no mail service. The Secretary of State office will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday, July 4freedomfest
Freedom Fest
All day
Goreville Park, Goreville, IL
Freedom Run/Walk 5K Race, at 7:30 am. Parade at 4 pm, music and other entertainment, BBQ and other food, fireworks at 9 pm. 618-995-2157.  Website.

Wednesday, July 4steamboats image, American Queen and Mississippi Queen
Queen of the Mississippi at Port of Paducah
7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Riverfront at Broadway & Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Welcome the Queen of the Mississippi to Paducah’s historic riverfront as she cruises America’s inland waterways. Docking dates and times are expected to change throughout the year given complications on the river. Some of these changes may be in a last-minute fashion. For more dates, visit website.

Wednesday, July 4
Independence Day Celebration
1 p.m. – Food Vendors Open
4-10 p.m. Activities
Downtown Paducah Riverfront
Music, children’s activities, and family fun on Wilson Stage and the streets of downtown Paducah. National Anthem and Fireworks set to music at 9:15 pm. Broadway will be closed inside of 3rd Street to the riverfront with entertainment on Broadway and along Market Square and 2nd Street. For details, visit website.

THURSDAY, JULY 5

Thursday-Sunday, July 5-8
River to River Yard Sales
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. Bring cash, as many yard sales will not accept personal checks, and aren’t set up to take debit or credit cards.

Thursday, July 5steamboats image, American Queen and Mississippi Queen
American Queen at Port of Paducah
8 a.m.-Noon
Riverfront at Broadway & Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Welcome the American Queen to Paducah’s historic riverfront as she cruises America’s inland waterways. Docking dates and times are expected to change throughout the year given complications on the river. Some of these changes may be in a last-minute fashion. For more dates, visit website.

Thursday, July 5
Receipts for Charity: COPE Food Pantry
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.

SATURDAY, JULY 7

Saturday, July 7
Heritage Festival & Duck Races on the Ohio    
Elizabethtown, IL
Fireman’s BBQ, Outdoor play, pageant, quilt demonstrations, entertainment and fireworks.  Website.

SUNDAY, JULY 8

Sunday, July 8steamboats image, American Queen and Mississippi Queen
Queen of the Mississippi at Port of Paducah
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Riverfront at Broadway & Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Welcome the Queen of the Mississippi to Paducah’s historic riverfront as she cruises America’s inland waterways. Docking dates and times are expected to change throughout the year given complications on the river. Some of these changes may be in a last-minute fashion. For more dates, visit website.

MONDAY, JULY 9

Monday-Thursday, July 9-12
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
9:30 and 10 a.m.
Cinemark Theater, 5159 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, Ky.
My Little Pony is playing this week. Ten fun films for kids. Ten movies for $5 or one movie for $1. All films are rated PG. For movie schedule, see our Post.

FRIDAY, JULY 13

Friday, July  13 – Saturday, July 21
Massac County Youth Fair
Youth Fairgrounds, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis
Youth from the 13 southernmost counties in Illinois bring their best projects and livestock to show at the fairgrounds located by MCHS. There are many events to check out, some geared toward kids and some toward adults, but all toward fun. Parking and admission are free for all events, although donations are always welcome. Post coming as information becomes available for all the Youth Fair details. Facebook.  Annual event held the third week in July.

Friday-Saturday, July 13-14
Annual Farm Toy Show
Fri. 6-9 p.m.,  Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Youth Fairgrounds Community Center, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis
There will be farm and construction toys, along with trucks, cars and crafts. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the show. Admission and parking are free, although donations will be accepted. Minneapolis Moline Pedal Tractor to be given away. Donate to the Youth Fair for your chance to win. (Need not be present to win).
Facebook.

SATURDAY, JULY 14

Saturday-Sunday, July 14-15
Tractor & Farm Machinery Show
8 a.m.
Come see the tractors, implements, engines, horse-drawn tools and more. Featured this year is Minneapolis Moline, but all makes are welcome and will be represented. Free admission however donations are accepted. Kiddie Pedal Pull on Saturday and tractor parades on both days. Post with details coming soon.

MONDAY, JULY 16

Monday, July 16
Walk-in Days for Head Start Shots
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Southern Seven Health Dept., 1230 Commercial Park Rd., Metropolis
Good opportunity for enrolled and potentially enrolled Head Start children to get caught up on shots. A Blood Lead, T.B., Hemoglobin, and updated shot record are all requirements for Head Start. For information, call 618-921-1614 or 618-524-5222.

Monday-Thursday, July 16-19
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
9:30 and 10 a.m.
Cinemark Theater, 5159 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Ferdinand is playing this week. Ten fun films for kids. Ten movies for $5 or one movie for $1. All films are rated PG. For movie schedule, see our Post.

THURSDAY, JULY 19

Thursday, July 19
St. John Ice Cream Social
5 p.m.
St. John Lutheran Church, 5187 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
This annual ice cream social is a favorite summertime tradition and features porkburgers, hamburgers, chicken salad, hot dogs, bratwurst, pies and homemade ice cream, pies and cakes. Country store will have canned and craft items, fresh fruits and vegetables available for purchase. Freewill donations are accepted.  Website. Annual event held the third Thursday in July.

SATURDAY, JULY 21

Saturday,  July 21
Paducah Farmer’s Market: Super Food Saturday

7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Downtown Paducah’s Riverfront
Every Saturday the Market sells produce, eggs, fresh meats, baked goods and artist creations. There will be many activities such as children’s craft tables, acoustic music, balloon animals, face painting, food sampling, cooking demonstrations, and more. For information visit paducahky.gov/farmers-market.

SUNDAY, JULY 22

Sunday, July 22
Gather Vocal Band
3 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Founded by legendary gospel songwriter and producer, Bill Gaither, this Grammy-winning vocal group has performed in the worlds most prestigious venues, including the Sydney Opera House, The Kennedy Center, and Carnegie Hall. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

MONDAY, JULY 23

Monday-Thursday, July 23-26
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
9:30 and 10 a.m.
Cinemark Theater, 5159 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Paddington is playing this week. Ten fun films for kids. Ten movies for $5 or one movie for $1. All films are rated PG. For movie schedule, see our Post.

TUESDAY, JULY 24

Tuesday, July 24steamboats image, American Queen and Mississippi Queen
Queen of the Mississippi at Port of Paducah
7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Riverfront at Broadway & Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Welcome the Queen of the Mississippi to Paducah’s historic riverfront as she cruises America’s inland waterways. Docking dates and times are expected to change throughout the year given complications on the river. Some of these changes may be in a last-minute fashion. For more dates, visit website.

THURSDAY, JULY 26

Thursday, July 26steamboats image, American Queen and Mississippi Queen
American Queen at Port of Paducah
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Riverfront at Broadway & Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Welcome the American Queen to Paducah’s historic riverfront as she cruises America’s inland waterways. Docking dates and times are expected to change throughout the year given complications on the river. Some of these changes may be in a last-minute fashion. For more dates, visit website.

Thursday, July 26
Mose Rager: Kentucky’s Shy Guitar Master
7 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Nancy Richey will be discussing guitar legend Mose Rager’s life and influence on music. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 ext. 117 or bwrinkle@mclib.netWebsite.

Thursday, July 26
Newsboys in concert
7 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
The Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling Newsboys will be heading out this summer with former bandmates Peter Furler and Phil Joel for the “Newsboys United Tour,” showcasing “all the hits… under one roof… for one tour.” For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

FRIDAY, JULY 27

Friday, July 27 – Monday, Aug. 5
Nine Day Trail
Near One Horse Gap Lake, Pope County
Horse riders come from all over to enjoy the trails and camping in Pope County.   Activities for all ages, horse shows, riding competitions and music.  For information, call 618-683-2105.

SATURDAY, JULY 28

Saturday, July 28
Audubon Society Hummingbird Day
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
WarBluff Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Bushwhack Rd., Golconda, IL
Come and see these fascinating little birds up close and learn more about their amazing lives. Informational program, children’s activities and merchandise available. No pets please. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Shawnee Chapter Illinois Audubon Society. Website (Not confirmed yet: Light potluck lunch at 12:30 p.m. followed by Annual Meeting, and end with “Hummingbirds – From Flowers to Feeders to Beyond” program.)

Saturday-Sunday, July 28-29
Southern Illinois Made Expo
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pavilion of Marion, 1602 Sioux Dr., Marion, IL
Everyone is invited to experience firsthand the quality of unique products made by Southern Illinois artists, designers, and manufacturers and the beauty of Southern Illinois destinations. A donation of $5 to Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois will be suggested for admission.

TUESDAY, JULY 31

Tuesday, July 31
Rock Climbing 101
7–8 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Mike Gowen, certified climbing instructor, presents the hour long introduction to rock climbing, all the basics will be covered. You’ll be introduced to the history and various disciplines of climbing (indoors & out), as well as, safety considerations, climbing techniques and basic gear.  Website.


TENTATIVE———-

Saturday, July 
4th of July Celebration
10 a.m. Parade
Noon  Cornhole and Washer Tournament
9 p.m.  Fireworks
Park in Brookport, IL
Parade starts at West Third and Margrave streets and ends at the park. Food, music and activities will be ongoing until 1 pm. Tournament fee is $10 per 2-person team. 1st & 2nd place winners will be awarded. Register at the park. For tournament information call 618-309-3010.

Saturday, July 7
Hometown Celebration
6-11 p.m.
Harrah’s parking lot, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
The family event will feature music, a Kid’s Zone and food and drinks available to purchase. The Kid’s Zone will feature obstacle courses, bounce houses and more from 6-9 p.m. Throwing Copper will perform live until fireworks go off. A one-time $5 entry fee is required for anyone 2 years and older which will benefit the Harrah’s School Supply Giveaway on August 3. Cash is required for all purchases. A large display of fireworks will light up the sky at approximately 9:15 p.m. Facebook.

Tuesday, July 
Farmer Family Fireworks
Dusk
Washington Park, 3rd and Washington sts, Metropolis
This public display is hosted by the Farmer family in memory of the late Steven Farmer. Music will be provided by Michelle Bradley.

Saturday, July 
Annual Macedonia Church BBQ
All day
Free Will Baptist Church, Brownfield Rdd, 2-1/2 miles east of IL 145
Pork, beef and mutton prepared by Robert Crim will be sold by the pound or by the sandwich. A gospel service will be held at noon. Entertainment will be featured with old-fashioned games offered. Everyone is invited to attend. For information, call 618-949-3432.

Monday-Wednesday, July
MCHS Patriot Youth Football Camp
Mon.-Tue.  10 a.m.-Noon
Wed. 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
For prospective football players, grades 3-8. Camp features skill drills designed to improve understanding and execution, along with weight training paired with exercise for flexibility and quickness. Cost is $30 early registration (before July 1st) or $40 afterwards. For information, contact Greg Climan at 724-481-7201.

Saturday, July wastelander art
Annual Wastelanders Summer Celebration and Art Exhibit
5-7 p.m.
PSAD, 505 Harrison St., Paducah, Ky.
The Paducah Wastelanders, a group of regional artists from the Paducah area, will host this event at the Bill Ford Gallery in the Paducah School of Art and Design. Exhibitors will be E.J. Abell, Paula Danby, Mark Donham, Nancy Flowers, Juanita Neal Gilliam, Jason Hargrove, LaNelle Mason, Sandra Pfeifer, Jane Viterisi and Ben Walker. Refreshments by the Kitchens Cafe, and live music by singer Rhonda James of the Melungeons. The exhibit is free and open to the public through Aug. 9. Website

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