June 2017

2017-06-junFor weekly and monthly events, please see Recurring Events listing.


Metropolis City Pool Open

Mon – Sat, Noon – 5 p.m.
Sundays, 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 more information call 618-524-2609.

Some Fridays (tentative)
Fridays @ 5
5 p.m. – Sunset
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Enjoy the view, have a drink at the cash bar and listen to live music on the Williams Family Terrace overlooking the river before going off to dinner or other Friday night festivity. This is free to the public. There is no cover charge. Outside drinks are not allowed. The terrace will be open until the sun goes down. Anyone under 21 years old must be accompanied by an adult..  Facebook Event.

Every Saturday, now through Oct. 31 (except Superman Celebration – tentative)
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.

First Saturday of the Month  (tentative)
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 more information, call Olmsted City Hall at 618-742-6487.

Thursday-Sunday, June 8-11
39th Annual Superman Celebration
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Superman Square, Market St., Metropolis
This year’s Superman Celebration is dedication to the memory of Noel Neill. Celebrating all things Super with events for young and old. Characters, artists and celebrities associated with Superman comics, television shows and movies can be seen around town during this one-of-a-kind event. Celebrities include Erica Durance, Margot Kidder, and Sarah Douglas.  Website   Facebook

Thursday-Sunday, June 8-11  (date confirmed, details tentative)
10th Annual Film Festival Screenings & Awards
Baymont Theater, 203 E. Front St., Metropolis
Screenings Thursday, June 8th from 6-9:30 p.m.
& Friday, June 9th from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Admission: Free. Note: Seating is limited and on a first-come basis.
Join us as we present this year’s entries for the Superman Celebration Film Competition.  Over 30 films will be screened, including features ranging from original superhero creations to fan films in a variety of genres, from comics to science fiction. To view the complete list of films and the screening schedule, click here.
Film Festival Awards – Sunday, June 10
Approximately 7 p.m.
The Superman Celebration Film Awards honors the best and brightest films from the superhero and comics-related genres, as well as films that fit the archetypes of general comics fandom.  This year, the awards ceremony will present trophies for Best Drama, Best Comedy, and Best “Super Grab Bag” Film, Best Animated Film, Best Fan Film, and Best Amateur Film.

Thursday, June 8  (date confirmed, details tentative)
28th Annual Superman Road Race & Fun Walk
7:00 p.m., Large Pavilion at Fort Massac State Park
The annual 4-mile run and 2-mile fun walk is hosted by Massac County High School Track and Massac County United Way.  Entry registration is $20. Pick up entry form at Metropolis Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, June 8
The Birth of Bourbon : A Photographic Tour of Early Distilleries
7:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Presentee by Carol Peaches. Whiskey making has been an integral part of American history since frontier times. In Kentucky, early settlers brought stills to preserve grain, and they soon found that the limestone-filtered water and the unique climate of the scenic Bluegrass region made it an ideal place for the production of barrel-aged liquor. And so, bourbon whiskey was born. Program is held in the 2nd floor meeting room and is free and open to the public. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 ext. 117 or bwrinkle@mclib.net. For program details, visit website.

Friday-Sunday, June 9-11
Superman Celebration Artist Alley & Writer’s Way
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday
8th and Market Sts. door on side of Union Hall, Metropolis
Artist Alley Is where Artists and Writers gather, ready to show off their sketches, books, magazines, comics and charm. Featured guests this year are Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Strander, and Todd Aaron Smith. Visit website for full listing of all the artists and Writers. Admission is free.  For more information call 618-524-5375.

Saturday, June 10
Save the Massac Breakfast with Superheroes

7:00 a,m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Happy Hearts Senior Center, 701 Market St., Metropolis
Dine with your favorite superheroes and help Save the Massac Theatre with a special breakfast for kids and kids of all ages. Superheroes will be on hand for photos and to interact with the crowd. Scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy with choice of milk, orange juice or coffee will be served. Limited seating. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for children. For tickets or information, contact the Metropolis Chamber at 618-524-7986.

Saturday, June 10
30th Annual Metropolis Kiwanis Superman Bicycle Ride
8:00 a.m.
Fort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
The ride will begin near the trout pond with a mass start led by Superman. Adult fee is $30 before May 15th, $35 afterwards. Children 16 and under can ride for $15 with an accompanying adult, or for free with an accompanying adult if they do not want an event t-shirt. Event t-shirt can be purchased for $15. Some changes have been made to the two longest routes, and there some new maps and navigation aides available this year. For full details and online registration, click here.  For information call 618-524-2345 or email stephensonfamily2004@comcast.net.

Saturday, June 10
Karnak 1st Annual Car Show
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Karnak, IL
Entry fee will be $20 if being judged, $10 for the second entry. Non-judged entry is $10. Spectators entry is free. Judging will being at noon. Awards will be given at 1 p.m. Registration form can be found on website. Any further questions can be answered at City Hall 618-634-9311.

Saturday, June 10  (tentative)
Save The Massac Benefit Auction
8:30 p.m.
Baymont Theater, Metropolis
Superhero items go up for bid to help restore The Massac Theatre – Metropolis’ 1930’s Art-Deco movie house. The Save The Massac Benefit Auction will feature Superman, Superhero & Villain, and other comics collectibles and treasures. There will be a cash bar during the auction and hors d’oeuvres will be served.  The auction will take place following the comedy show. Admission to both comedy show and the Save The Massac Benefit Auction is $20.  Tickets can be purchased for the Auction only for $10.  All proceeds from auction will benefit The Massac Theatre and will go toward its restoration.  Doors open at 6:30 PM.  Comedy show takes the stage at 7:00 PM. Auction will begin approximately at 8:30 PM.

Saturday, June 17
Ohio River Sweep
8:30 a.m. – 12:00  p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis
Join with other volunteers to clean up along the banks of the Ohio River. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Fort Massac State Park Visitor Center. Volunteers will be given trash bags and gloves to pick up litter. Volunteers will also receive a River Sweep t-shirt and a free lunch. Website

Saturday, June 17
Blessing of the Cars
Bald Knob Cross off Hwy. 127, Alto Pass
Enjoy a whole day of fellowship and beautiful scenery. This event is free and there are no entry fees. T-shirts and food will be available for sale. Decals to first 150 cars. Live music from the band Stronghold.  Website

Saturday, June 17
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Corner of 2nd & Broadway, Paducah, KY
Fun is happening next to the flood wall. For information, visit website.

Saturday, June 17 
Beat Beethoven 5K and 1-Mile Youth and Family Fun Run
630 – 7:45 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. 5K Run
10:00 a.m. Family Fun Run (non competitive)
Water and Jefferson streets, Paducah, KY
Think you have what it takes to Beat Beethoven? Every runner and walker will have the opportunity to find out. Any runner who finishes before Beethoven will receive a free Beer at PA*BREW*CAH. Pre-registration price is $30 up to June 9. After that, the price is $35. Tank tops guaranteed only to those who register by May 29). For information or to register, visit website.

Tuesday-Thursday, June 20-22  (tentative)
Superman Classic Archery Tournament    
9:00 a.m. to:00 6 p.m. daily
Mermet Lake Fish and Wildlife Area, US 45
$20.00 registration fee for all three days of shooting.  Children under 15, shoot for free. 3-D archery tournament for men, women and children.  Mermet Lake Fish & Wildlife Area.  For more information, call 524-4712.

Friday-Sunday, June 23-25  (tentative)
ASA Pro/Am Archery Tournament
Mermet Lake Fish & Wildlife Area, off US Hwy. 45
3-D archery tournament for men, women and children.  Spectators free.  www.asaarchery.com  For more information, call 524-4712

Tuesday-Friday, June 27-30
Summer Art Camp
Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway, Paducah, KY
Make Paducah, 626 Broadway, Paducah, KY
10-11:15am (MAKE): Impressionists…Ages 4-7, $40
10am-2pm (YAC): (bring lunch): Printmaking…ages 8-12 (YAC) $95, bring lunch
10am-2pm (MAKE):  Painting Impressionists…..ages 8-12 $95, bring lunch
10am-2pm (MAKE):  Printmaking….ages 13-16+, $95, bring lunch
2-4pm (MAKE): Felted Flowers, Pompom Weaving & More….ages 8-12, $60
2-4pm (YAC): Weaving…ages 13-16+, $60
Art Camp runs through July 28. For sessions and contact information, visit website.

Tuesday, June 27
Bourbon 101
7:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Led by Brian Shemwell, founder of The Paducah Bourbon Society. Shemwell will delve deep into Kentucky’s finest export, from how it’s made, its history, and the legal requirements a whiskey must satisfy in order to be classified as a bourbon, to mash bills, rick houses, and charred oak. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2150 ext. 117 or bwrinkle@mclib.net.


TBA  (tentative)
Harrah’s Kids Park Day
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis
Harrah’s Metropolis CodeGreen Team and employee volunteers will be hosting Kids Park Day. This event that will feature a Snake Exhibit and Birds Activity by Cache River State Natural Area, Animal Science by Animal Tales LLC, will also be featuring live animals, planting activity, and much more. This event is open to the public. Dental Safari will be available for cleanings and more for those who qualify to receive the offered services.  OHarrah’s Kids Parks Day is held to educate children and families about the responsible use of natural resources. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Saturday, TBA  (tentative)
4th Annual Lusk Creek BBQ Festival
10:00 a.m.-?
Downtown Golconda
Helicopter Rides, Live music, Kids Play Area – Inflatables, Horse and Buggy Rides, BBQ Competition, Food vendors and Beer and Wine Garden.

TBA  (tentative)
McCracken County Fair
Carson Park, 300 North 30th St., Paducah, Ky.
The McCracken County Fair features events for the whole family: talent show, beauty pageant, harness racing, horse shows, motorcycle races, and exhibits. For information, visit website.

Saturday, TBA  (tentative)
Shawnee National Forest’s Annual Kids Fishing Derby
7:30 a.m. sign-in
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fishing
Lake Glendale Recreation Area, Lake Glendale Rd., Glendale, IL
The event is free and no fishing license is required, but a pole, tackle and bait are required to fish. Pre-registration is required and children must be accompanied by an adult. A free lunch will be offered for attendees beginning at 11:30 a.m. Event held rain or shine. For more information, call 618-658-2111.   Website

Saturday, TBA  (tentative)
Annual Spokes for Strokes Bike Tour
7:00 a.m. Registration begins
8:00 a.m. Tour starts
Baptist Health Imaging Center, 2705 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Registration at active.com is $25 for an individual, $40 for couples and $50 for a family of four. The bike tour offers 10-, 35- or 65-mile rides. All rides will be followed by support vehicles. Helmets are required. This bike tour is to raise stroke awareness, along with funds for life-saving technologies and expanded stroke care services. For details, see Event Post. For information, call 270-575-2851.

Tuesday,  TBA  (tentative)
St. Paul Annual Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
Proceeds from the auction will go toward the Lutheran Social Service of Illinois, Shop With a Fireman, and COPE food pantry. Everyone is invited.

TBA  (tentative)
Swim Lessons
Metropolis City Pool, 312 W. 4th St.
Beginner 10 – 11 a.m. M & Th, or T &F
Intermediate 11 – 12 noon, M & Th, or T & F
Advanced – 10 – 11 a.m, W & Sat
Cost – $25.00 per child.  Students report Monday, June 6th, 9:00 am, wearing swim suits, for testing and registration.

TBA  (tentative)
Free Swim Laps for Adults Only
Wednesdays & Saturdays
10:00  a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Metropolis City Pool, 312 W. 4th St.

TBA  (tentative)
Water Aerobics
Metropolis City Pool, 312 W. 4th St.
Monday and Thursday nights, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Saturday mornings, 11 a.m. – noon
Cost – $25.00 for the season.  AFAA certified instructors.  Register when you arrive – open enrollment.

Saturday, TBA  (tentative)
Taste of Tunnel Hill Trail Bike Ride
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Vienna City Park, 298 E. Vine St., Vienna
This event is a free event, just show up and ride as far as like.  As an unofficial ride we will have no SAG, no manned rest stops for the ride.  Limited refreshments will be available until 2 p.m at the park. There is a donation option which includes a limited edition event t-shirt.  All monies go to support refreshments, the website for Tunnel Hill Trail and with a little luck, also the Fowler Bonan Foundation’s Clothes for Kids. For information or to register, visit Website.  Event Post

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