June 2017

For weekly and monthly events, please see Recurring Events listing.


Thursday-Sunday, June 8-11, 2018
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. Event schedule to be posted in June.  Website.   Facebook.


keep cool in the pool imageDaily
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. For information about swimming lessons, aerobics, adult lap swim and pool parties, see Event Post – coming soon.

Mon., Wed, Thu. & Sat through Summer season
Water Aerobics
Mon. & Thu.  5:30 p.m – 6:30 pm
Wed. & Sat.  11:00 am – noon
Metropolis City Pool, 312 W. 4th St., Metropolis
Cost is $25 for the season. Register when you arrive – open enrollment.

Wed. & Sat. through Summer season
Free Laps Only Swim
Wed & Sat, 10:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Metropolis City Pool, 312 W. 4th St., Metropolis

Mon.-Sat., June and July
Swim Lessons

Beginner: 10:00 a.m. – 11 am., Mon & Thu, or Tue & Fri
Intermediate: 11:00 a.m. – noon, Mon & Thu, or Tue & Fri
Advanced:  10:00 a.m. – 11 a.m., Wed & Sat
Metropolis City Pool, 312 W. 4th St., Metropolis
Cost is $25 per child. Students report Monday, June 12th at 9:00 a.m., wearing swim suits,
for testing and registration.


Friday-Saturday, June 2-3
Annual Riverfront Rod Run
9 a.m.
Historic Downtown, Paducah, Ky.
The annual event features unique and colorful displays of American-made, hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks through 1972. Hosted by River Tin Street Rods. For information, call 270-564-5144 or 270-293-5359,  or visit website.

Friday-Sunday, June 2-4 and June 9-11
U-Pick Lavendar
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Shawnee Hills Lavender 480 Brown Section Rd, Cobden, Il.
You pick your own fresh lavender bundles from nine blooming lavender varieties. Lavender plants and lavender lemonade also available. For information, email Shawneehillslavender@gmail.com.   Facebook

Friday, June 2
Auxiliary Bake Sale
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Massac Memorial Hospital, 28 Chick St, Metropolis
The Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a bake sale at the main entrance of the hospital. All proceeds will be donated to Massac High School H.O.S.A. Please help support our future leaders of healthcare.

Friday-Saturday, June 2-3
5th Annual Lusk Creek BBQ Cook Off

5:00 p.m.
Golconda, IL
Bands, beer tent, teams competing for awards.  For information call 618-969-8800.  Facebook


Saturday, June 3
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. Bike tour is on three well-marked routes through beautiful McCracken, Marshall and Graves counties. Each route is SAG-supported with refreshments and toilet facilities at rest stops as follows: 65 miles with rolling hills, six rest stops; 35 miles, four rest stops; 10 miles, flatter terrain just in McCracken County, with one stop.  For information, call 270-575-2851.


Monday-Friday, June 5-9
Vacation Bible School – Galactic Starveyors
8:30 am – 11:30 am
Immanuel Baptist Church, 1119 Market St., Metropolis
Galactic Starveyors: Searching the visible, discovering the invisible.
Come for a week of Bible study, crafts, music, missions, snacks, and more. There are classes for ages 3 through students in Grade 6. Transportation is available. For information, call 618-524-2729.

Monday-Wednesday, June 5-7
Saints’ Kids Soccer Camp
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Shawnee Community College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 7-12. Fee is $30.

Monday-Wednesday, June 5-7
Saints’ Kids Renewable Energy Camp
9:00 a.m. – Noon Daily
Shawnee Community College Main Campus in Ullin
SCC is offering a Renewable Energy Camp for students grades 5th through 9th.  Students will discover the math and science involved in operating without traditional electricity, as well as alternative sources of energy. Each participate will build and take home their own solar car. Students will also learn about the upcoming solar eclipse. To participate, a fee of $75 is required, which covers supplies. Registration and fees are due by May 29. For registration information, contact Stacy Simpson at 618-634- 3266 or stacys@shawneecc.edu. Visit us at http://www.shawneecc.edu for a complete list of Saints’ Kids Summer Camps and Activities.

karate imageMonday-Tuesday, June 5-6 and Thursday, June 8
Revolution Martial Arts Karate Camp
Noon – 2:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Whether you have some experience in the martial arts or no experience at all, this is one of the best times to join the Revolution. Cost is $45 and includes a camp T-shirt. Kenpo, Jujitsu, self-dense, grappling, sparring, games, challenges, and fun.



Tuesday, June 6
St. Paul Annual Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Auction
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
Luncheon served from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Take-outs will be available. Proceeds from the auction will be used for the Lutheran Social Services Angel Tree and COPE food pantry. Everyone is invited.



Tuesday, June 6 – Saturday, June 10
Vacation Bible School – Galactic Starveyors
Weaver Creek Baptist Church, 2997 North Ave., Metropolis
Seven Mile Baptist Church, 2513 IL-145, Metropolis
Tue.-Fri. 6-8 p.m. at Weaver Creek Baptist
Sat. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Seven Mile Baptist
Galactic Starveyors: Searching the visible, discovering the invisible. For information, call 618-524-3579.


Thursday, June 8
Kids Art Class – Circle Weaving
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Girl Scout House, 1230 E. 7th St., Metropolis
Students entering 3rd-7th grades will have the opportunity to paint and weave a beautiful piece of art. $12 covers all supplies. Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required. All class sizes are limited.  To pre-register send a message through Metropolis Art Classes Facebook page or email the instructor, kortneykennedy@gmail.com.

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. Event schedule to be posted soon.  Website   Facebook

Thursday, June 8
Superman Celebration Daily Highlights
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Superman Square, Market St., Metropolis
Events include: Opening Ceremony – Lois Lane Helping Hand Award – Music by Ball Brothers, and Adam Crabb – Meet Superman – Fan Films – Superman The All American Hero – Superman Road Race – Super Friends Bowl (ling) – and kids activities and carnival rides. See Full Schedule.

Thursday, June 8  (date confirmed, details tentative)
10th Annual Film Festival Screenings & Awards
Superman Square, Man of Steel Tent, Metropolis
Films range from original superhero creations to fan films in a variety of genres, from comics to science fiction.

Thursday, June 8
28th Annual Superman Road Race & Fun Walk
7:00 p.m.
Large Pavilion at Fort Massac State Park, across from Sonic
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.

chris cavanaughThursday, June 8
Riverfront Concert Series: Chris Cavanaugh
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Evan Webb
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Chris Cavanaugh
Wilson Riverfont Stage, foot of Broadway, Paducah
Free concert. Bring your lawn chairs or enjoy the steps at the riverfront. Chris Cavanaugh grew up listening to Garth Brooks, George Strait, and Brooks & Dunn. He has shared the stage with every country artist in the game including Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Frankie Ballard, Justin Moore, Eric Church, and Kip Moore.  Click here for details.


Friday-Sunday, June 9-11
Metropolis Super Con 2017
Fri.  10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat.    9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sun. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
715 Market St., Metropolis (next to Thor’s Gym, caddy-corner from Lois Lane Statue)
Free and open to the public. Vendors manning 50 tables will be selling Superman collectibles, Sci-Fi, Comic Books, Action Figures, Super Hero memorabilia, Super Hero clothing and costumes, jewelry, gaming stuff and supplies, cos-play merchandise, TV and movie collectibles and autographed photos, Star Wars collectibles – most of what one would find at a big-city pop culture con. For information, contact Kevin Steward at 270-210-1868 or treestewart@hotmail.com. 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.

superman meet greetFriday, June 9
8th Annual Superman Super Site Meet & Greet
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Fat Edd’s, 323 Ferry St, Metropolis
Please RSVP and join us for the Super Site Meet & Greet. Event will feature various door prizes being given away including DVD’s, Blu-rays, and many other donated items from local merchants as well as fun, food and a few surprises.

Friday, June 9
Super Cruise Night
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park
Across from Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Brief description of event: Super Cruise Night,
Drive your Classic Car or come, look, visit and have fun on a Friday night. There will be food, door prizes, and DJ music in case you want to dance. Bring your lawn chair to sit and watch. There will be Raffle Tickets for 50/50 Drawing and other merchandise with proceeds to benefit “Save The Massac Theatre”.Sponsored by Southern Illinois Region-Ohio Valley Chapter-AACA. Free event. For information, contact Arnold Williams at 270-841-2618 or arnoldssuper@gmail.com.

Superhero breakfastFriday, June 9
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 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 $7 for children. All proceeds goes towards renovating the Massac Theatre. 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. – 2:00 p.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
Save The Massac Benefit Auction
4:30 p.m. Doors open
5:30 p.m.  Auction begins
Happy Hearts, 701 Market St., Metropolis
Superhero items go up for bid to help restore The Massac Theatre. The auction will feature Superman, Superhero & Villain, and other comics collectibles and treasures. All proceeds from auction will benefit The Massac Theatre and will go toward its restoration.


Sunday, June 11
Rotary Super Car Show
Fort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Cars and trucks are polished to perfection and fill Fort Massac State Park for the popular show. Free.   800-949-5740.


Monday, June 12 – Thursday, June 15
Saints’ Kids FUN-DA-MENTAL Basketball Camp
9:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students in 3rd-8th grades. Fee is $45. For information, contact John Sparks at 618-634-3230 or johns@shawneecc.edu.

vbs maker-fun-factoryMonday-Friday, June 12-16
Vacation Bible School: Maker Fun Factory
9:30 a.m. – Noon
St. John Lutheran Church, 5187 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Music, drama, games, snacks and Bible stories will all be included. Classes available for children in Pre-K through 6th grades. Older children are invited to participate as crew leaders and helpers. For information, call 618-524-4796.

Monday-Friday, June 12-16
Vacation Bible School: Missions Around the World
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Lighthouse Assembly of God, 670 Airport Rd., Metropolis
Theme is Missions Around the World: Beacon Airways, Five Continents in Five Days. For information, visit website.




steamboats image, American Queen and Mississippi QueenThursday, June 15 and Tuesday, June 20
Queen of the Mississippi at the Port of Paducah
Thu. 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Tue. 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Port of Paducah, 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.

Thursday, June 15
Meet the Artists

4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Paducah Main Street, 300 S 5th St, Paducah, KY
Come enjoy this unique opportunity to see hands-on demonstrations, view the innovative exhibit and engage with our local and regional artists who define Paducah as an artistic hub and destination. Celebrate with us as Paducah City Hall joins the National Register of Historic Places for Architecture with its unique New Formalism Design by internationally renown architect, Edward Durrell Stone.​

Thursday, June 15
Kids Art Class – Canvas Painting
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Girl Scout House, 1230 E. 7th St., Metropolis
Students entering 1st through 7th grades will spend the morning or afternoon painting with acrylic paints on canvas. $12 covers all supplies. Older clothes or an apron is recommended. Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required. All class sizes are limited.  To pre-register send a message through Metropolis Art Classes Facebook page or email the instructor, kortneykennedy@gmail.com.

s3da archeryFriday-Sunday, June 16-18
S3DA National Archery Tournament
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mermet Lake Park, 1812 Grinnell Rd., Belknap, IL
Coming back to Metropolis for a 2nd year is the Scholastic 3-D National Championship. For more information and registration information visit website.


June 17-25
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, June 17
Bass Tournament
1 Marina Way, Golconda, IL
For information, call 618-683-9006.

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 
Beat Beethoven 5K and 1-Mile Youth and Family Fun Run
6:30 – 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.

Saturday, June 17
Ohio River Sweep
8:30 a.m. – Noon
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E. 5th St., 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. Other areas in Massac County are Brookport and Joppa riverfronts.  Website

Saturday, June 17
Farm Frenzy
​10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.​
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis, St.
Come to the library ​and Washington Park ​to see farm equipment, animals and farm activities.  Volunteer readers will share books and activities related to each book. The event is free, and parents are encouraged to bring their children to learn more about agriculture.

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
Benefit Spaghetti Dinner

4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Word of Life Tabernacle Church, 102 E. 20th St., Metropolis
Menu includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and dessert. Dine in and carry out available. Delivery also available in Metropolis city limits. Cost is $6 per person. Proceeds to benefit the church’s general fund.


Sunday-Friday, June 18-23
Vacation Bible School: Mighty Fortress

6:00 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church, 3464 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Children of all ages are invited to come for crafts, games, snacks, skits and puppets. For information, call 618-345-2618 or 618-524-4243.


Monday, June 19
Saints’ Kids Babysitting 101
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
Select one day to attend. For students ages 10-14. Fee is $20.

Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 23
Saints’ Kids Drama Camp
9:00 am. – noon
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 8-17 years. Fee is $40. Contact Tim Frizzell at timf@shawneecc.edu.

Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 22
Saints’ Kids Minecraft Camp
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 9-13 years. Fee is $50.

Monday, June 19
Harrah’s Kids Park Day
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
This event features a Snake Exhibit and Bird Watching Activity. Animal Tales will feature numerous animals and reptiles including a Burmese python at 1 p.m. Other activities include flower planting, arts and crafts and much more. This event is free and open to the public. Dental Safari will be available for cleanings and more for those who qualify to receive the offered services. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

summer-basketball-campMonday-Thursday, June 19-22
MCHS Lady Patriots Basketball Camp
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Theme: A Camp of Hard Work. Program will be in the gym and includes the fundamentals of offense and defense, along with team play. Attendees will be presented with tools to become better players at the end of the camp. Cost is $35 per camper. If there are two campers from the same family, the second camper will be $20. Campers should register by June 16 to ensure proper t-shirt sizing, however registration will be accepted the first day of camp. For information or to register, call Jim Prevallet at 618-524-2482.


Tuesday-Thursday, June 20-22
$20,000 Superman Classic Archery Tournament
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily
Mermet Lake Park, 1812 Grinnell Rd., Belknap, IL
There will be a one-time entry fee of $25.00. Archers will be eligible to shoot once each day. The ranges will change daily with shooting times from 9 AM to 3 PM. Combined prize money for the professional and amateur classes will be over $20,000.00. You can complete and submit your registration paperwork prior to arriving at the tournament. Click here for the online form.


Wednesday, June 21 – June 28
Big Blue Photography Contest: People’s Choice Voting

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
Brookport Library, 7415 S US Hwy 45, Brookport, IL
People’s Choice Award will be determined by public voting at 25 cents per vote. All proceeds will be used to complete work on the Brookport gym and to make updates to the library. The contest was open to residents of Massac, Hardin, Pop, Gallatin, Pulaski, and Alexander counties of Illinois and McCracken, Livingston, and Crittenden in Kentucky.


Thursday, June 22
Kids Art Class – Cardboard Construction
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Girl Scout House, 1230 E. 7th St., Metropolis
Inspired by the viral video of Caine’s Arcade, students entering 3rd through 7th grade will use cardboard and other materials to create interactive games and toys. $12 covers all supplies. Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required. All class sizes are limited.  To pre-register send a message through Metropolis Art Classes Facebook page or email the instructor, kortneykennedy@gmail.com.


archery imageFriday-Sunday, June 23-25
ASA Pro/Am Archery Tournament
Mermet Lake Park, 1812 Grinnell Rd., Belknap, IL
3-D archery tournament for men, women and children. Over 2100 competitors attended the 2016 event and more are expected for this year. Spectators free. For more information about the 2017 event visit website

​Friday-Saturday, June 23-24
Kentucky Collectibles Appraisal Fair
Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Convention and Expo Center, 415 Park Ave., Paducah, KY
KET comes to film the upcoming season of Kentucky Collectibles. During a two-day appraisal fair, regional experts in a variety of genres of antiques and collectibles will be on hand to evaluate everything from fine art to vintage playthings. On Friday, June 23, with a tax-deductible donation of $60, you can avoid the crowds and bring two items for appraisals, attend a VIP reception, receive KET’s video-on-demand benefit called Passport plus KET’s monthly program guide, Visions. On Saturday, tickets are $25 for two appraisals. Website




Saturday, June 24 (register by June 18)
3V3 Live Soccer
9:00 a.m.
Soccer Complex, 2164-2198 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Single day tournament is open to male and female teams from birth year 2011 through adult. Registration deadline is midnight at June 18. Sponsored by Massac Soccer Boosters and Pumas Futbol Club, Paducah. For information or to register, visit website.



Monday-Thursday, June 26-29
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.

Monday-Thursday , June 26-29
Saints Kids Fashion Design Camp
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Shawnee Community College’s main campus in Ullin
For students ages 9-12 years. Fee is $55. For more information or to register for the Saints’ Kids 2017 Summer Camps and Activities, please contact Stacy Simpson at 618-634- 3266 or stacys@shawneecc.edu.

Monday-Friday, June 26-30 and Sunday, July 2
Vacation Bible School: God’s Amazing Animals
Mon.-Fri. 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sun. 10:00 a.m.
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 6874 Midway Rd., Metropolis
Vacation Bible School nightly on Monday-Friday. Celebration Sunday starts at 10 am, and food and water slide for the kids will be offered after the service. For information, call 618-638-3757.



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 all sessions and contact information, click HERE.


Wednesday, June 28
Free Job Training Program
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hope Unlimited, 1101 Jefferson St., Paducah, KY
Jobs for Life is a unique program designed to build on and go beyond traditional workforce development skills. The 12 week course focuses on various topics, like resume building and interview skills, as well as confidence, integrity and dignity-through-work. Jobs for Life graduates receive a framed certificate of completion, $50 gift card and job referrals. Students must call to reserve a spot, as class size is limited. For information, call Ann Bidwell at 270-564-6785.


Thursday, June 29
Big Blue Photography Contest Reception

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The reception recognizes the local talent taking photographs of the surrounding area. The photos were judged by Craig Rhodes, retired art teacher from Massac High School. Ribbons were awarded for first, second and third places. Many of the photographs were taken with cell phones. Entry fees fund the projects of the Brookport Betterment Committee. Refreshments will be served.


Friday, June 30
Betty Lou and the Country Beast
2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Local youth talent present this original country western adaptation of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.



Saturday,  (no ride in 2017)
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.

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