June 2018

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


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Metropolis City Pool Open

Mon – Sat, Noon – 5 p.m.
Sundays, 1 – 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 – 6:30 pm
Wed. & Sat.  11 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 – 11 a.m.
Metropolis City Pool, 312 W. 4th St., Metropolis

Mon.-Sat., June and July
Swim Lessons

Beginner: 10 – 11 am., Mon & Thu, or Tue & Fri
Intermediate: 11 a.m. – Noon, Mon & Thu, or Tue & Fri
Advanced:  10 – 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.

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.


Friday-Saturday, June 1-2 
Annual Lusk Creek BBQ Cook Off

Golconda, IL
Bands, beer tent, teams competing for awards.  For information call 618-969-8800 or 618-683-6246.  Facebook.


Saturday, June 2
Annual Spokes for Strokes Bike Tour
7 a.m. Registration
8 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.


Thursday-Sunday, June 7-10, 2018
39th Annual Superman Celebration
10 a.m. – 10 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. Annual event held annually on the second full weekend of June.

Thursday, June 7 (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 7
Receipts for Charity: Friends of Fort Massac
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Cordavino’s, 310 Ferry 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, June 7
28th Annual Superman Road Race & Fun Walk
7 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.


Friday, June  8  (details not confirmed)Superhero breakfast
Save the Massac Breakfast with Superheroes

7 – 10 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.

Friday-Sunday, June 8-10
Metropolis Super Con
Fri.  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat.    9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. – 2 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 8-10 (details not confirmed)
Superman Celebration Artist Alley & Writer’s Way
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday & Saturday
10 a.m. – 4 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 9
Karnak 2nd Annual Car Show
8 a.m. – Noon
Karnak, IL
Entry fee will be $20 if being judged, $15 for the second entry. Non-judged entry is $10. Spectators entry is free. Judging will being at noon. Registration form can be found on website. Any further questions can be answered at City Hall 618-634-9311.

Saturday, June 9  (details not confirmed)
Annual Metropolis Kiwanis Superman Bicycle Ride
8 a.m. – 2 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 9
Garrison for the Massiac Marines
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E 5th St., Metropolis
Massiac Marines, French and Indian War period reenactors present a living history program. Reenactors will be demonstrating a variety of 18th century children’s and tavern games. Visitors are encouraged to join in. Usually meet monthly on the 2nd Saturday of each month. For information call 618-524-9321.  Facebook.


Sunday, June 10
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.  For information, call 618-524-2714. Held annually in conjunction with the Superman Celebration.


Saturday, June 16
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. Website.

Saturday, June 16
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.  Held annually on the third Saturday in June, weather permitting.


Friday-Sunday, June 22-24s3da archery
Scholastic 3D Archery Tournament
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mermet Lake Park, 1812 Grinnell Rd., Belknap, IL
This is the 6th Annual National Championship. Students will have the opportunity to compete against S3DA members from across the United States for the title of “National Champion” in their division. For information and registration information visit website.


Monday-Wednesday, June 25-28
$20,000 Superman Classic Archery Tournament
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Mermet Lake Park, 1812 Grinnell Rd., Belknap, IL
There will be a one time entry fee of $25 and archers are eligible to shoot once each day. The ranges will change daily with shooting times from 9 am – 3 pm. Combined prize money for the professional and amateur classes will be over $20,000.   Website.


Friday-Sunday, June 28 – July 1archery image
ASA Pro/Am Archery Tournament
Mermet Lake Park, 1812 Grinnell Rd., Belknap, IL
3-D archery tournament for men, women and children. Spectators free. For more information call 618-524-5025 or visit website.


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.

U-Pick Lavendar
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Shawnee Hills Lavender 480 Brown Section Rd, Cobden, Il.
You pick your own fresh lavender bundles from nine blooming lavender varieties. Rain or shine. Lavender plants and lavender lemonade also available. For information, call 618-534-4659 or email Shawneehillslavender@gmail.com.   Facebook

Tuesday, June
St. Paul Annual Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction
9 a.m. – 1 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.

Friday, June 8
Super Cruise Night
5 – 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.

Saturday, June
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.

Thursday, June steamboats image, American Queen and Mississippi Queen
Queen of the Mississippi at the Port of Paducah
Thu. 8 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Tue. 7 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.

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.

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

Saturday, June 
Beat Beethoven 5K and 1-Mile Youth and Family Fun Run
6:30 – 7:45 a.m. Registration
8 a.m. 5K Run
10 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
Farm Frenzy
​10 a.m. – 2 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.

Monday, June 
Harrah’s Kids Park Day
11 a.m. – 3 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.

Monday-Thursday, June summer-basketball-camp
MCHS Lady Patriots Basketball Camp
9 – 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.

Big Blue Photography Contest: People’s Choice Voting
3 – 6 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.

​Friday-Saturday, June 
Kentucky Collectibles Appraisal Fair
Sat. 9 a.m. – 3 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

Tuesday-Friday, June 
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.

Thursday, June
Big Blue Photography Contest Reception
6 – 7 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.

Saturday,  (no ride in 2017)
Taste of Tunnel Hill Trail Bike Ride
8 a.m. – 8 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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