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.

Monday-Saturday  (during peak growing season)
Metropolis Farmers Market
7 a.m.-Noon
1517 E. 5th Street, Metropolis
New location this year across from Fort Massac Park pond entrance with easy parking and turn around access.d the Metropolis Chamber office. Farmers Market will be held every Saturday through the growing season.

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.

Sunday-Friday, July 1-6
VBS: Shipwrecked
6 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church, 3464 Old Marion Rd.
Theme is Rescued by Jesus taught by Youth Ministry team from Minnesota. It will feature crafts, games, snacks, skits, and puppets. Classes for Pre-K through adult. For information, call 618-524-4796 or 618-524-4243.

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.

Monday, July 2baptist-health
Arthritis Support Group
Noon-1 p.m.
Baptist Health Heart Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for people living with arthritis. Meeting is held in the conference room. Phone 270-575-2721 for information.

Monday, July 2baptist-health
Stroke Support Group
3-4:30 p.m.
Baptist Health Heart Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for stroke survivors and their caregivers, family and friends. Light refreshments are served. Group meets in the Barnes auditorium. Phone Mary Legge at 270-575-2880 to register.

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.

Wednesday July 4th
River Front Concert Series
5-8 p.m.
Riverfront steps, downtown Paducah, Ky.
Bring your lawn chairs or sit on the steps and enjoy a free concert on Wilson Stage. Justen Harden & Parker Redmond perform from 5-6 p.m. and The Brevet perform from 6-8 p.m. Website.

Next event: July 4, 2020 
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. Note: Future events will only be held on years when the 4th falls on a weekend.

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.

Thursday, July 5baptist-health
Multiple Myeloma Support Group
6 p.m.
Baptist Health Cancer Care Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
This group provides support for patients, caregivers, family members and friends, and allows them to learn the latest advances in the treatment and management of myeloma. Meeting held in Radiation Conference Room. For information, call 270-559-3005.

FRIDAY, JULY 6

Friday, July 6baptist-health
Kangaroo Klub for Breastfeeding Mothers
1-2:30 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 Shirley Trail Lanier, Medical Park 2. Phone 270-415-4680 for information.

Friday, July 6
Golconda Fireworks Celebration
Pope County Courthouse, 310 E. Main St., Golconda
Activities on the lawn include a bouncy house and games for the kids. Horse and buggy rides and helicopter rides, boat parade, and food and drinks. Fireworks at approximately 8:30 p.m will last for 45 minutes.

Friday, July 6
Movies in the Park: Wonder
Dusk: movie begins
Fort Massac State Park picnic area, across from Sonic
The movies are held on select Fridays for free. 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. Monitor Facebook for cancellation notices. For more information, call 618-524-4712. For movie schedule for the summer see our Post.

SATURDAY, JULY 7

Saturday, July 7baptist-health
Prepared Childbirth Classes
9 a.m.-1 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.

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 at Dorothy Miller Park at approximately 9:15 p.m. For details, see our Post.

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-Tuesday, July 9-10
Saints’ Kids Art Camp
9 a.m.-Noon
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 8-14. Fee is $40. Enjoy two color splashed days learning various art techniques. For details, see our Post.

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.

Monday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 11baptist-health
Diabetes Classes
1-4 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 doctor’s order is required. Class meets in the Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2282 for information.

Monday-Tuesday, July 9-10
Saints’ Kids Introduction to Oil Painting
1-4 p.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 13-17. Fee is $40. Enjoy two days learning the technique of oil painting. For details, see our Post.

THURSDAY, JULY 12

Thursday, July 12
Canning Workshop: Green Beans & Grape Jelly
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
McCracken County Coop. Extension, 2025 New Holt Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Come for a free workshop and learn how to can both green beans and grape jelly. Lunch will be provided, and you can come back on July 13th to pick up your canned items. Class size is limited to 10 people. Call 270-554-9520 and give us your name & phone number to reserve your spot, or email us: nancy.williams@uky.edu.  Facebook.

Thursday, July 12
KY-Moms Workshop
2-4 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
This healthy pregnancy workshop is free and available to all expectant moms in Kentucky and Illinois, and will be held in the Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. The workshop is free to attend and if you RSVP you will receive a gift card. They also provide further case management for women who are pregnant with a substance use disorder. For information, contact Clarissa Shepherd at cshepherd@4rbh.org or 270-442-8039 ext. 1346. Website.

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. See our Post for the schedule of events.  Facebook.

Friday, July 13
Red Cross Blood Drives
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Massac Memorial Hospital, 28 Chick St., Metropolis
Call Robbin McDaniel at 618-524-2176 to schedule your appointment or search online for sponsor code: massac. For information, see website.

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.  Admission and parking are free, although donations will be accepted. See our Post to learn how you could win a Moline Pedal Tractor or other prizes.  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. See our Post for more details.

MONDAY, JULY 16

Monday-Thursday, July 16-19
Saints’ ELITE Youth Entrepreneurship Camp
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students in 7-9 grades. Fee is $10. Four fun-filled days
exploring the world of entrepreneurship. For details, see our Post.

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.

Monday, July 16baptist-health
Look Good, Feel Better
2-4 p.m.
Baptist Health Cancer Care Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free workshop helps patients cope with physical side effects of cancer. Workshop is held in the Oncology Resource Room. Registration is required by calling 800-227-2345.

TUESDAY, JULY 17

Tuesday-Wednesday, July 17-18
Saints’ Kids Soap and Bath Bomb Making Camp
9-11:30 a.m.
Shawnee College Anna Extension Center
150 E. Vienna St., Anna IL
For students ages 9-14. Fee is $30. For details, see our Post.

Tuesday, July 17baptist-health
Cancerport Breast Cancer Support Group
6 p.m.
Baptist Health Cancer Care Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for those diagnosed with breast cancer and living in recovery. Meeting is held in the Oncology Resource Room. For information, call 270-442-1310.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

Wednesday, July 18baptist-health
Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30-11 a.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Group meets in the Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Group usually meets every other Wednesday. Phone 270-575-2721 for more information.

THURSDAY, JULY 19

Thursday, July 19
Kangaroo Klub for Breastfeeding Mothers
10-11:30 a.m.
Immanuel Baptist Church, 1119 Market St., Metropolis
Support group for women who breastfeed or expectant mothers who plan to breastfeed. Phone 270-415-4680 for information.

FRIDAY, JULY 20

Friday, July 20
Blackbeard the Pirate: Children’s Theater
2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Regional students will perform in this original production. What starts as a lazy day at the beach, quickly turns into mystery and adventure when the search for Blackbeard’s treasure begins. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

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.

Saturday, July 21baptist-health
Safe Sitter Class
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
This 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 $30, which includes lunch. Class is held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2. Phone 270-575-8444 for information.

Saturdays, July 21, Sept. 22, Nov. 3
West Ky. Street Car Madness
5 p.m. – 1 .a.m.
Beacon Dragway, 4460 Shemwell Ln., Paducah, Ky.
A night of Street Car Racing, Grudge Racing, or just get down with the baddest local street guys.

Monday, July 23baptist-health
Breastfeeding Class
6-8 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. To register, call 270-575-2229.

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
Saints’ Kids 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. Kids will enjoy a fun filled week of building and programming robots. For details, see our Post.

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.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

Wednesday, July 25
Garden Club trip to Cache River Wetlands Center
9:30 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St.
Meet at the Community Center to carpool to the Cache River Wetlands Center. The club will tour the twelve small pollinator gardens planted by local groups including the Metropolis Garden Club. The themed gardens are along a trail behind the center and include a milkweed garden, a hawkmoth garden, and a mixed native/exotic garden among others.

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
St. John Ice Cream Social
5-9 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.  Facebook.  Website. Annual event usually held the third Thursday in July.

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.

Friday, July 27
Movies in the Park: Peter Rabbit
Dusk: movie begins
Fort Massac State Park picnic area, across from Sonic
The movies are held on select Fridays for free. 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. Monitor Facebook for cancellation notices. For more information, call 618-524-4712. For movie schedule for the summer see our Post.

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.

SUNDAY, JULY 29

Sunday-Wednesday, July 29 – August 1
VBS – Time Lab
6-9 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Discover Jesus from Eternity Past to the Eternity Future. For information, call Dena Hopkins at 618-524-9325. Facebook.

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.

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