July 2017

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

ONGOING EVENTS

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.

summer meals kidsThrough August 11
Operation Andrew: Free Lunches for Kids
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
First Missionary Baptist, 408 W. 7th St., Metropolis
Free nutritious meals for children, ages 0-18, will be served in the Family Life Center. For information, call Orlando McReynolds at 618-524-2855.

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.

Daily, May 22 – 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 kidsbowlfree.com.

keep cool in the pool imageMonth of July
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.


SATURDAY, JULY 1

Saturday, July 1
Heritage Festival & Duck Races on the Ohio    
Elizabethtown, IL
Fireman’s BBQ, Outdoor play, pageant, quilt demonstrations, entertainment & Fireworks.  Website

Saturday-Thursday, July 1-6
Pulaski County Fair
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Fairgrounds, 497 W. Commercial St., Pulaski, IL
Animal and Livestock shows, Pedal Tractor Pull, Kiddie Carnival and other activities, Pageants, Parade, Lego Robotics, Battle of the Barns, Car show, Talent Show, Fireman Water Ball Challenge, and more. $2 per person (walk-in). Parking $5 per vehicle. For information, visit website.

Saturday, July 1
4th of July Celebration
10:00 a.m. Parade
Noon  Cornhole and Washer Tournament
9:00 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 1
Music in the Gazebo
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
300 S. 5th St, Paducah, KY
Music by the Society of Souls at the Downtown Paducah Gazebo, weather permitting. Website

Saturday, July 1
Hometown Celebration
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Harrah’s Metropolis Casino parking lot
between Ferry St. and Metropolis St.
Harrah’s is once again hosting the Hometown Celebration for the entire family. The 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. Live music provided by Throwing Copper will start at 7:30 p.m. A one-time $5 entry fee is required for anyone 2 years and older which will benefit the Harrah’s School Supply Giveaway on July 28. Cash is required for all purchases. A large display of fireworks will light up the sky at approximately 9:15 p.m.

MONDAY, JULY 3

baptist-healthMonday, July 3
Arthritis Support Group
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for people living with arthritis. Meeting is held in the Heart Center conference room on the 1st Monday of each month. Phone 270-575-2721 for information.

baptist-healthMonday, July 3
Stroke Support Group
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for stroke survivors and their caregivers, family and friends. Light refreshments are served. Group meets monthly on the 1st Monday in the Heart Center conference room.  Phone Mary Legge at 270-575-2880 to register.

TUESDAY, JULY 4

Tuesday, 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.

freedomfestTuesday, July 4
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

Tuesday, July 4
Live on the River Independence Day Celebration
1:00 p.m. – Food Vendors Open
4:00-10:00 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.  Website

Tuesday, July 4
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.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 5

Wednesday, July 5steamboats image, American Queen and Mississippi Queen
American Queen at the Port of Paducah
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 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 information and full schedule, click here.

Wednesday-Friday, July 5-7
Summer Art Camp

Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway, Paducah, KY
Make Paducah, 626 Broadway, Paducah, KY
10 am-2 pm (MAKE):  Painting Pop Art … Ages 8-12, $95, bring lunch
10 am-2 pm (MAKE) : Stone Carving … Ages 13-16+, $95 , bring lunch
Art Camp runs through July 28. For sessions and contact information, visit website.

Wednesday, July 5
Summer Reading Program Begins

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
“Read for Good” environmental program. You will learn how to use reading logs and discuss reading prizes. Reading program continues on Tuesdays, July 11, 18, and 25.

PrintWednesdays, July 5, 12, 19, and 26
Bible School: Pump Up To Let Your Light Be Seen
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Broadway Church of Christ, 808 Broadway, Metropolis
Weekly themes will look at pumping up in love and kindness, obedience, forgiveness and giving. Classes available for all ages, pre-K through adult. Refreshments will be served following class. Transportation is available. For information, call 618-524-5883.

THURSDAY, JULY 6

Thursday-Sunday, July 6-9
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.com. Organizers say bring cash, as many holding yard sales will not accept personal checks, and aren’t set up to take debit or credit cards.

steamboats image, American Queen and Mississippi QueenThursday, July 6 and Monday, July 10
Wednesdays, July 19 and July 26
Queen of the Mississippi at the Port of Paducah
Thu. & Mon. 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wed. 19, 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Wed. 26, 7:00 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 information and full schedule, click here.

FRIDAY, JULY 7

spaghetti dinnerFriday, July 7
Benefit Spaghetti Luncheon
10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Southgate Nursing & Rehab. Center, 900 E. 9th St., Metropolis
Lori Sutton is a nurse who had to leave her job after recently being diagnosed with cancer. Menu includes spaghetti, salad dessert and roll. Cost is $7. All funds from luncheon and benefit drawing will benefit the Sutton family. Deliveries will be made on orders of 5 or more, or individuals can pick up meals at Southgate. To place an order call 618-524-2683.

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Friday, July 7
Kangaroo Klub for Breastfeeding Mothers
1:00 p.m. – 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 Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2. Phone 270-575-2229 for more information.

Friday, July 7
Movies in the Park: Bunyan & Babe
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.

SATURDAY, JULY 8

baptist-healthSaturday, July 8
Baptist Health Paducah Prepared Childbirth Class
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 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.

MassacTheatreSaturday, July 8
Massac Theatre Community Block Party
3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Massac Theatre, 119 W. 5th St., Metropolis
Save The Massac Theatre group will unveil the new floor plans for the theatre. For information, call 618-524-7986. Facebook

Saturday, July 8
Music in the Gazebo
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
300 S. 5th St, Paducah, KY
Music by Front Porch Players at the Downtown Paducah Gazebo, weather permitting. Website

SUNDAY, JULY 9

Sunday, July 9
Mamma Mia Farewell Tour
7:00 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

MONDAY, JULY 10

Monday-Thursday,  July 10-13
Saints’ Kids 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
Saints’ Kids 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
Saints’ Kids 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.

baptist-healthMondays, July 10 and 17
Baptist Health Paducah Prepared Childbirth Classes
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 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, JULY 11

Tuesday-Friday, July 11-14
Summer Art Camp
Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway, Paducah, KY
Make Paducah, 626 Broadway, Paducah, KY
10-11:15 am (MAKE):  Exploring the World … Ages 4-7, $40
10 am-2 pm: Fine Art Studio Class: Sculpture … Ages 8-12, $95, bring lunch
10 am-2 pm (MAKE): Painting, Exploring Cultures … Ages 8-12, $95
2-4 pm (YAC): Photography … Ages 8-12, $60
2-4 pm (MAKE): Crochet … Ages 10-16+, $60
Art Camp runs through July 28. For sessions and contact information, visit website.

baptist-healthTuesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 13
Diabetes Classes
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 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 physician order is required. Class meets in the Shirley Trail Lanier (Atrium) Classroom, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2918 for information.

Tuesday, July 11
Summer Reading Program
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
“Hit the Nail on the Head: Read!” program with local construction workers and review of weekly book log. Reading program continues on Tuesdays, July 18, and 25.

Tuesday, July 11
Beekeeping 101
7:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Led by Chuck Collins, Beekeeper & Owner of The Bee Barn. Topics include basic honey bee biology, family structure of the hive, basic beekeeping equipment, honey bee pests and diseases, and value-added products from the hive. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2150 ext. 117 or bwrinkle@mclib.net.

baptist-healthTuesday, July 11
Weight Loss Information Session
6:00 p.m.
Baptist Heart Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Learn about medical and surgical options for weight loss. Meeting held in Carson-Myre auditorium. Phone 270-575-8462 for information.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12

baptist-healthWednesdays, July 12 and July 26
Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Class held in Shirley Trail Lanier (Atrium) Classroom, Medical Park 2. Group meets every other Wednesday. Phone 270-898-8031 for more information.

THURSDAY, JULY 13

pheobe huntThursday, July 13
Riverfront Concert Series: Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers
6:00-7:00 p.m. Savage Radley
7:00-8:30 p.m.  Phoebe Hunt
Wilson Riverfont Stage, foot of Broadway, Paducah
Free concert. Bring your lawn chairs or enjoy the steps at the riverfront. Phoebe is skilled at creating a lush, coherent sound and rhythm patterns with her soulful, plaintive voice. Sounds of Americana and Texan Tinged Swing are woven with exotic rhythmic concepts culled from Phoebe’s time in India. Click here for details.

FRIDAY, JULY 14

Friday, July 14 – Saturday, July 22
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. See our Post for all the Youth Fair details. Facebook

baptist-healthFriday, July 14
Safe Sitter Class
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Safe Sitter is a medically-accurate babysitting course that teaches young teens life and safety skills. The one-day class is taught by Certified Safe Sitter instructors. Fee is $25. Class held in Shirley Trail Lanier (Atrium) Classroom. Phone 270-575-8444 for more information.

Friday, July 14
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. Height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger. For eligibility and other information, see website or call 618-524-2176.

SATURDAY, JULY 15

Saturday, July 15
Massac County Youth Fair
Times available on Event Schedule
Youth Fairgrounds, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis
Youth from the 13 southernmost counties in Illinois bring their best projects and livestock to show. There are many events for both kids and adults. Parking and admission are free for all events, although donations are always welcome. Today’s schedule includes Ducks and Rabbits Show – Pedal Tractor Pull (ages 12 & under) – Horse Show – Tractor and Machinery Parade through Metropolis. Fair runs though Saturday, July 22nd. Facebook

Saturday, July 15
Massac Nature Study Society: Bird Behavior
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library , 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Presentation by John Schwegman, retired state botanist and author of The Natural Heritage of Illinois. Meeting will be in the lower level. Short meeting following program. Free and open to all ages. Meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

garden club plantSaturday, July 15
Metropolis Garden Club Field Trip
3:00 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
District VII Garden Clubs of Illinois Flower Show, Summer Fun, at the Marion Pavilion, 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL (Behind the Illinois Star Centre Mall). Meet at the Metropolis Community Center to carpool. The flower show is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with dismantling from 5-5:30 p.m. Website

Project Hope Trivia Night imageSaturday, July 15
Project Hope Movie Trivia Night
6:00 p.m.
Robert Cherry Civic Center,2701 Park Ave., Paducah, KY
Games begin at 7 p.m. Teams of six will compete. Cost is $15 per person or $90 per team. First through third place awards will be given. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required by emailing info@projecthopeanimalshelter.com. Proceeds benefit the shelter.

Saturday, July 15
Music in the Gazebo
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
300 S. 5th St, Paducah, KY
Music by Steel Dove at the Downtown Paducah Gazebo, weather permitting. Website

MONDAY, JULY 17

Monday, July 17
Massac County Youth Fair
Times available on Event Schedule
Youth Fairgrounds, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis
Youth from the 13 southernmost counties in Illinois bring their best projects and livestock to show. There are many events for both kids and adults. Parking and admission are free for all events, although donations are always welcome. Today’s schedule includes Dairy Cattle and Goat Shows – Dairy Delights: free ice cream & activities for everyone – Dog Show. Fair runs though Saturday, July 22nd. See our Post for all the Youth Fair details. Facebook

Monday, July 17 – Thursday, July 20
Saints’ Kids 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
Saints’ Kids 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-Thursday, July 17-20
Kenpo Karate Camp
Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Camp is for beginners and Kenpo students ages 5-13. Camp includes Kenpo, self-defense, ju jitsu, strength training as well as games, challenges and loads of fun. Cost is $45 and you can register at the door. For information, call 618-524-1696. Sponsored by Metropolis Parks and Recreation Dept.

baptist-healthMonday, July 17
Breastfeeding Class
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class helps prepare expectant mothers for the breastfeeding experience. Class is held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2. Classes are usually held on the 3rd Monday of each month. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

TUESDAY, JULY 18

Tuesday, July 18
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. There are many events for both kids and adults. Parking and admission are free for all events, although donations are always welcome. Today’s schedule includes Watermelon Bust – Farm Follies, and Food Auction. Fair runs though Saturday, July 22nd. See our Post for all the Youth Fair details.  Facebook

Tuesday-Friday, July 18-21
Summer Art Camp
Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway, Paducah, KY
Make Paducah, 626 Broadway, Paducah, KY
10 am-2 pm (MAKE): 3-D Design, Clay & Recycled … Ages 8-12, $95, bring lunch
10 am-2 pm (YAC):  Sculpture … Ages 13-16+, $60, bring lunch!
2-4 pm (MAKE): Self Portraits … Ages 8-12, $60
2-4 pm (YAC): Photography … Ages 13-16+, $60
Art Camp runs through July 28. For sessions and contact information, visit website.

Tuesday, July 18  (register by July 13)
Food Label Reading
1:00 p.m.
Big John Grocery, 1200 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Karla Clark of the dietary department of Massac Memorial Hospital will speak about label reading of different food products and what food products are the healthiest. Participants need to sign up by Thursday, July 13th. For information or to register, call 618-524-2176, ext. 2285.

Tuesday, July 18
Summer Reading Program
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
“Eat, Sleep, Read” farming program with local farmers and review of weekly book logs. Reading program continues on Tuesday, July 25.

baptist-healthTuesday, July 18
Cancerport Breast Cancer Support Group
6:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for those diagnosed with breast cancer and living in recovery. Group meets in the Oncology Resource Room. Phone 270-442-1310 for information.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

Wednesday, July 19
Massac County Youth
Youth Fairgrounds, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis
Youth from the 13 southernmost counties in Illinois bring their best projects and livestock to show. There are many events for both kids and adults. Parking and admission are free for all events, although donations are always welcome. Today’s schedule includes Children’s Games – Movie Night. Fair runs though Saturday, July 22nd. See our Post for the full schedule of events. Facebook

Thursday, July 20
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. There are many events for both kids and adults. Parking and admission are free for all events, although donations are always welcome. Today’s schedule includes Swine and Sheep Shows – Exhibit Hall – Children’s Games – Stick Horse Show – Greased Pig Contest – Cow Pasture Plop. Fair runs though Saturday, July 22nd. See our Post for the full schedule of events. Facebook

Thursday, July 20  (reservations by July 14)
Lunch and Learn: Diabetes and Your Health
Noon
Massac Memorial Hospital, 28 Chick St., Metropolis
Presented by Dr. Benito Bajuyo and hosted by the New Beginnings Department. In order to prepare for the number of lunches to be served, please reserve a spot by Friday, July 14th, by calling 618-524-7370, ext. 2175.

FRIDAY, JULY 21

Friday, 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. There are many events for both kids and adults. Parking and admission are free for all events, although donations are always welcome. Today’s schedule includes Free Country Breakfast – Beef Show – Children’s games – Exhibit hall – Cat Show – Beef Night. Fair runs though Saturday, July 22nd. See our Post for the full schedule of events. Facebook

Friday, July 21
Movies in the Park: Moana
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.

SATURDAY, JULY 22

Saturday, July 22
Paducah Farmer’s Market: Grilling Greats
7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Paducah’s Riverfront
Every Saturday the Market sells produce, eggs, fresh meats, baked goods and artist creations.  Limited vendors are also present Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information visit paducahky.gov/farmers-market.

Saturday, July 22
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. There are many events for both kids and adults. Parking and admission are free for all events, although donations are always welcome. Today’s schedule includes FFA Show – Exhibit Hall open – Market Swine, Steer, and Wether Shows. Fair runs though Saturday, July 22nd. See our Post for the full schedule of events. Facebook

Saturday, July 22
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.

Saturday, July 22
Audubon Society Hummingbird Day
9:00 am – noon
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. Light potluck lunch at 12:30 p.m. followed by Annual Meeting, and end with “Hummingbirds – From Flowers to Feeders to Beyond” program. Sponsored by Shawnee Chapter Illinois Audubon Society. Website

Saturday, July 22
Clothing Give Away for School Age Children
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Cross, 2601 North Ave., Metropolis
Gently used clothing for school-age children of all ages will be available free of charge. Clothing, sorted by size, will be available under the Memorial Pavilion located behind the church building. For information, contact Pastor David Deem at 618-524-4628 or lcocross@frontier.com.

Saturday, July 22
Grand Plan Reveal Hometown Celebration
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
119 W. 5th Street, Metropolis
Come for an evening celebration and be the first to see the floor plans for the Massac Theatre. There will be free food, prizes, live music, speakers and an after dark movie, The Majestic. You can also see the debut of the promotional video our community came together to make for the Massac Theatre. So bring your chair, tell your friends and neighbors, and join us for the night. For more details, click here.

Saturday, July 22
Music in the Gazebo
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
300 S. 5th St, Paducah, KY
Music by Captain Freddy and the Rivercats at the Downtown Paducah Gazebo, weather permitting. Website

Saturday, July 22
MCHS Class of 1987, 30th Reunion
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Fat Edds, 323 Ferry St., Metropolis
Reunion will be upstairs. Organizers are asking for a $10 cover charge to pay for the use of the facility. For information, call Leslie Souders Lawson at 318-645-0530.

SUNDAY, JULY 23

Sunday, July 23
Massac County Youth Fair
Youth Fairgrounds, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis
Rain date for Horse Show scheduled on July 15th.
See our Post for the full schedule of events.

vbs-camp outSunday-Wednesday, July 23-26
Vacation Bible School: Camp Out: Getting S’More of Jesus
Sun. & Wed. 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Program only (no meal)
Mon. & Tues. 5:15 -8:00 p.m. Meal followed by program
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 315 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Kids trek through an outdoor adventure and learn Jesus is the light of the world. You won’t need bug spray on this outing. For students kindergarten through 8th grade. For details and registration forms, see website.  For information, call Tammie Obermark at 618-534-3376.

Sunday-Wednesday, July 23-26
Vacation Bible School: Maker Fun Factory
Sun. 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Mon-Wed. 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Waldo Baptist Church, 2970 Waldo Baptist Church Rd., Metropolis
Sunday: Registration from 5:30-6 pm, VBS Kickoff and Family Picnic from 6-8:30 pm. Children need to be accompanied by an adult, and bring a towel and wear bathing suit under their shorts for the water slide. Ladies please wear t-shirt over 2-piece swim suits. – Monday: Registration from 5:30-6 pm, VBS from 6-8 pm. For information or transportation, call 618-564-2180.

MONDAY, JULY 24

Monday-Wednesday, July 24-26
MCHS Patriot Youth Football Camp
Mon. & Tue.  10:00 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.

Monday-Wednesday, July 24-26
Saints’ Kids 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.

TUESDAY, JULY 25

Tuesday-Friday, July 25-28
Summer Art Camp
Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway, Paducah, KY
Make Paducah, 626 Broadway, Paducah, KY
10-11:15 am (MAKE): Painting with Process … Ages 4-7, $40
10 am-2 pm (MAKE): Painting- Acrylics & More … Ages 8-12, $95, bring lunch
10 am- 2pm (YAC): Cross-stitch / Embroidery … Ages 13-16+, $95, bring lunch
2-4 pm (YAC): Drawing / Watercolor … Ages 8-12, $60
2-4 pm (MAKE): Crochet … Ages 10-16+, $60
For more information, visit website.

Tuesday, July 25
SCC Enrollment Blitz for Fall Classes
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Metropolis Extension Center, 5385 Industrial Park Dr., Metropolis
Shawnee Community College offers this event to sign up for their Fall classes which begin on August 16th. Students may contact SCC at 618-634-3200 or stop by the extension center to register for classes.

Tuesday, July 25
Summer Reading Program Ends
Animal Tales will help us end our program. Reading logs will be collected and prizes handed out to the whole family.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26

baptist-healthWednesdays, July 26
Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Class held in Shirley Trail Lanier (Atrium) Classroom, Medical Park 2. Group meets every other Wednesday. Phone 270-898-8031 for more information.

Wednesday, July 26
Chronic Disease Workshop
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Southern 7 Health Dept., 1230 Commercial Park Rd., Metropolis
Free 6-week workshop for anyone with a chronic disease or who is a caregiver of someone with a a chronic disease such as arthritis, heart disease, asthma, lung disease, diabetes, emphysema, Parkinson’s or any other long term illness. Topics include doctor relationships, dealing with symptoms, exploring exercise options, communication with others, eating tips, managing medications, goals, and problem solving. To register call 618-524-2657.

THURSDAY, JULY 27

Thursday, July 27
St. John Ice Cream Social
5:00 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. A portion of net proceeds will benefit the church’s youth center construction fund, as well as Sarah Jones of Belknap and Sheryl Staton of Metropolis, widow of Danny Staton.  Website

andrew rippThursday, July 27
Riverfront Concert Series: Andrew Ripp
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Olivia Faye
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Andrew Ripp
Wilson Riverfont Stage, foot of Broadway, Paducah
Free concert. Bring your lawn chairs or enjoy the steps at the riverfront. Based in Nashville, singer/songwriter Andrew Ripp began his music career in Palatine, Illinois, where he broke through writing mainstream pop songs for other artists. His songs were featured on American Idol and One Tree Hill, and made the Billboard Hot 100.  Click here for details.

Thursday, July 27
Dark Highway: Love, Murder, and Revenge in 1930’s Kentucky
7:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Presented by the author, Ann DAngelo has recovered from the dust bin of Kentucky history one of the most fascinating, but forgotten, episodes of romance, murder, and revenge in a state known for all three. Free program is held in the 2nd floor meeting room. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 ext. 117 or bwrinkle@mclib.net. For program details, visit website.

FRIDAY, JULY 28

Friday, July 28 – Monday, August 7
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.

Friday, July 28
School Supply Giveaway

5:00 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Free supplies will be available while supplies last for all children (K-12 only). Due to demand, adults without children present are allowed up to 3 students’ supplies. Once through the line, they may return to the back of the line for the chance to acquire more. Other services include drug awareness material, Dental Safari services, and free haircut coupons.

Friday, July 28
Live Music: Rooted In So.IL
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
718 BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
Rooted in So.IL is a trio of super talented songwriters/musicians/singers from Southern Illinois. They perform classic rock and blues covers and original songs. Facebook

Friday, July 28
Relay for Life Glow for the Goal 5K Run/Walk
7:30 p.m. Registration
9:00 p.m. Race starts
American Cancer Society, 4503 W. DeYoung, Marion, IL
This race will help Southern Illinois reach it’s collective fundraising goal for the American Cancer Society. The 3.15 mile course is a fast and flat loop on low-traffic roads. Timing services will be provided. Early registration ends July 20th and the $25 registration fee includes a t-shirt, glow necklace, and glow bracelet. Day of registration is also $25, but a t-shirt is not guaranteed. Other glowing items will be available for purchase that night. Medals will be awarded to the top run and walk finishers, and for most glowed out individual. For information or to register, call 618-998-9258.

SATURDAY, JULY 29

Saturdays, July 29 and Aug. 5
Baseball – Softball – T-Ball Registration
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St.
Massac County Youth Baseball & Softball Association. Costs for Baseball & Softball are $45 for an individual and $450 for a team. Costs for T-Ball are $35 for individual and $350 for a team.

Saturday, July 29
Pretty Super Meet and Greet
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Paducah Main Street, 300 S 5th St, Paducah, KY
Bring the Kids to meet and greet their favorite Princesses, Characters & Super Heros. Autograph books can be made for free at MAKE Paducah (while supplies last), free Cinderella Carriage Rides, dozens of Characters located throughout downtown. There will also be balloon animals, super hero tattoos, giveaways, and some food and drink stands available. For a list of characters, see Facebook Event.

wastelander artSaturday, July 29
Annual Wastelanders Summer Celebration and Art Exhibit
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 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

Saturday, July 29
Music in the Gazebo
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
300 S. 5th St, Paducah, KY
Music by Wonky Tonk at the Downtown Paducah Gazebo, weather permitting. Website

SUNDAY, JULY 30

Sunday, July 30 – Wednesday, Aug. 2
Hero Central Vacation Bible School
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church,100 E. Fifth St., Metropolis
Sunday night VBS will kick off at the city pool with pizza and drinks provided. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, VBS will be at the church where students will discover their strength in God. Games, lessons, fun and science will be included, as well as some give-a ways including Venture River tickets. A small meal will be provided prior to VBS start time at 5:30 p.m. on weekdays, at the church. For information, contact Dena Hopkins at 618-524-9325 or dena.hopkins@gmail.com.

Sunday, July 30
Kari Jobi with Cody Carnes: The Garden Tour
7:00 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Worship leader Kari Jobe invites listeners to drink of the wellspring of hope she’s found in the midst of unimaginable tragedy.” For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.


TENTATIVE LISTINGS —–

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Summer Head Start Round-up
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Metropolis Head Start, 416 East 9th St., Metropolis
Southern 7 Head Start and Child and Family Connections have teamed up for a “Summer Head Start Round-up” for children age birth to 5. Come play games and find out more about our program. No cost. For information, contact Sondra Mounce at 618- 524-5222.

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