June 2018

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

ONGOING EVENTS

Daily
Metropolis City Pool Opens June 5

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 Pass for 2 free games of bowling a day. Register each child on the website and receive the free bowling passes every week by email.

FRIDAY, JUNE 1

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

Golconda, IL
Bands, beer tent, teams competing for awards. Melungeons will play on Saturday from 2-5 p.m. For information call 618-969-8800 or 618-683-6246.  Facebook.

Friday-Sunday, June 1-3, 8-10, and 15-16
U-Pick Lavendar Farm & Gift Shop
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Shawnee Hills Lavender 480 Brown Section Rd, Cobden, Il.
You pick your own fresh lavender bundles from nine blooming lavender varieties. Bundles are $5 when fields are in bloom. Rain or shine. For information, call 618-534-4659 or 618-697-2943.   Facebook.

Friday, June 1 – July 2
Library Summer Reading Registration
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.

Friday, June 1
MCDAC 5th Annual Golf Scramble
12:30-5 p.m.
Metropolis Country Club
Cost:  Hole Sponsor – $50,  Team – $200, Corporate Sponsor/Team – $250. Check for updates on Facebook.

Friday, June 1baptist-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, June 1
Andy Andrews
3 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Rotary International Sponsored Community Event. Hailed by a New York Times reporter as “someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America,” Andy Andrews is an internationally known speaker and author. Tickets are not available online. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Friday-Saturday, June 1-2
Homeless Night
5 p.m-8 a.m.
Haven House Apartments, 306 W. 8th St., Metropolis
Residents of the Apartments will be on hand to share their stories and why supporting Haven House is so important and why they are trying to make a big change in the homeless population. Boxes will be set up on the vacant lot next to the apartments. For information, call 618-524-3653 or visit office in Unit D.

Friday, June 1
HeArt & Soul Art Celebration & Auction
6-9 p.m.
Walker Hall Events Center, 229 Madison St., Paducah, Ky.
Come for an evening of food and entertainment with silent and live auctions. Local professional artists are working in collaboration with the individuals served here at Easter Seals West Kentucky to produce some truly beautiful art, which will be available in the live auction. The silent auction promises to have a huge selection of items from local and area businesses up for grabs. For details, visit Facebook.

Thursday-Sunday, June 1 -16
Sister Act – The Musical
7:30 p.m.  Thur.-Sat.
2:30 p.m. Sun. and Sat. June 9
Market House Theater, 132 Market House Square., Paducah, Ky.
A nightclub singer hopeful is also the girlfriend of a mobster. After witnessing a murder, she hides out in a convent and turns everything upside down. This uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.  Website.

SATURDAY, JUNE 2

Saturday, June 2
Annual Bass Tournament
5 a.m.-3 p.m.
Golconda Marina, 1 Marina Way, Golconda, IL
Annual Rodney J. Brenner Memorial Buddy Bass Tournament sponsored by the Southeastern Illinois College Foundation. For information, call 618-683-9006. 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.

Saturday, June 2
Summer Craft & Vendor Show
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Arts and crafts, homemade good, up-cycled goods and independants vendors are offered. Free admission. For vendor list, see our Post.

Saturday, June 2
Annual Riverfront Rod Run
8 a.m.-4 p.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 and all motorcycles. Hosted by River Tin Street Rods. For information, call 270-293-5359 or 270-217-0511,  or visit website.

Saturday, June 2kids fishing image
Noble Park Kids Fishing Tournament
9-11 a.m.
Noble Park Lake, 2915 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free catch and release tournament for kids 6-11 years old. Children may use their own pole and bait, or they can borrow from the park while supplies last. Fishing license not needed. Awards will be given. Goodie bags will be handed out to first 75 people to register. For details, visit website.

Saturday, June 2
Massac County Youth Football Registration
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Massac County Community Center, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis
Registration for tackle football for 3-4 grades, 5-6 grades, and 7-8 grades.  Facebook.

Saturday, June 2   (RSVP by May 9)
MCHs Class of 1978 40-Year Reunion
Noon
Lana Ohmes’ barn, 6916 Unity School Rd., Brookport
Casual reunion starts with a fire pit weiner roast from noon-2 pm, group picture from 5-6 pm, barbecue dinner from 6-8 pm, and fellowship afterwards. The cost is $15 per person. Please RSVP by May 9 to Rhonda Hausman at rhausman2@aol.com.

MONDAY, JUNE 4

Monday-Thursday, June 4-7
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
9:30 and 10 a.m.
Cinemark Theater, 5159 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Boss Baby 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, June 4
Bicycle Rodeo
10 a.m.-Noon
Metropolis Elementary School, 1015 Filmore St.
It will be an opportunity for children to bring their bikes and scooters to school so that Metropolis Police Officer, Nick Holland, can get pertinent details including serial number. A registration sticker will be placed on the bike/scooter to make the process of locating and finding it easier if it should be stolen. Refreshments will be served. Drawing will be held for a family pool pass for the summer. Bike-World well set up a skills and handling course, weather permitting. Learn basic safety steps. For information, call Holland at 618-524-2310.

Monday, June 4baptist-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, June 4baptist-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, JUNE 5

Tuesday, June 5
St. Paul Annual Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction
9 a.m. -1 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
Silent Auction starts at 9 a.m. Luncheon will be served from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. in the Educational Building. Proceeds from the auction will be used for the Lutheran Social Services Angel Tree and COPE food pantry. Everyone is invited.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6

Wednesdays, June 6 & June 20baptist-health
Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Group meets in the Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Group meets every other Wednesday. Phone 270-575-2721 for more information.

Wednesday, June 6
DAR Genealogy Research
1-3 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Kathy Reagor of The Massac County Daughter of the American Revolution Chapter will advise and assist with D.A.R. genealogy research.

THURSDAY, JUNE 7

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-Saturday, June 7-9
Libation Station
11 a.m.-10 p.m.
PrewBub Cafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
Cold drinks tea, soda, beer, wine hard ciders, juice and lemonade. Located on the patio on corner of 8th and Market Street. Activities include corn hole, ring toss, face painting and animal balloons for kids. For information, contact Terri at 618-519-0785 or seaaggi@gmail.com.

Thursday, June 7baptist-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.

Thursday-Saturday, June 7-9
Sonshine Carnival
5 p.m. Thu.-Fri.
Noon  Sat.
Near Dorothy Miller Park, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Ticket information is as follows: Armbands $15 (armbands required for every session) – Single tickets $1 (2 or more required) – 20 tickets for $15 (A savings of $5). There are two sessions on Saturday, each session requires a separate armband purchase. All weather permitting.

Thursday, June 7
Historic Preservation 101
7–8 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
In this presentation, Chris Black will discuss the background of historic preservation in Paducah and its role in community development. Website.

Thursday, June 7
Annual Superman Road Race & Fun Walk
7-8:30 p.m.
Fort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
The 30th Annual Superman Road Race will include a 4-mile run and a 2-mile walk. Participants start and return in Fort Massac State Park. Awards given for both Men and Women based on age divisions. Race starts and ends at the large pavilion across from Sonic. Pick up entry form at the Chamber of Commerce or visit Facebook event.

Thursday, June 7
10th Annual Super Bowl(ing)
7-10 p.m.
Super Bowl, 1107 E. 8th St, Metropolis
Each Team/Lane must have 5-6 people. Bumper bowling for kids is on the far lane. Cost is $8 per person which includes two games and shoe rental. Bring any Superman or geeky item to donate to Sell For Good and/or bring some money to buy. Raffle also available. All proceeds are donated to The Humane Society. Facebook.

Thursday, June 7
Little River Band – In Concert
7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Through the ‘70’s and ‘80’s, Little River Band enjoyed huge chart success with multi-platinum albums and chart topping hits like: “Reminiscing,” “Cool Change,” “Lonesome Loser” and many more. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

FRIDAY, JUNE 8

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 (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, and 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
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 Jon Pinto (artist), Peter Poplaski, (artist), Alex Saviuk (artist), Jon Pinto (artist), Charles D. Moisant (artist/author), Art Baltazar (comic artist), Philo Barnhart (professional film animator), and Michael Eury (writer/editor). Admission is free. Visit website for details.

Friday, June 8
Superman Super Site Meet & Greet
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Hardees, 601 Ferry St., Metropolis
Please RSVP and join us for the 9th Annual Superman Super Site Meet & Greet taking place during the 40th Annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL. There will be prizes to be won, and giveaways for everyone who shows up.Steve Younis and other Superman Homepage staff members will be attending, Please RSVP by clicking “going” button on Facebook Event.

SATURDAY, JUNE 9

Saturday,  June 9
Paducah Farmer’s Market: Shortcake Showdown

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, June 9
Karnak 2nd Annual Car Show
8 a.m.-Noon
Karnak, IL
Music by Hot Rod Nights. There will be a DJ and food by Hoggies BBQ. 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
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. The ride will include 10-, 40- and 61-mile routes. Adult fee is $30. Children 16 and under can ride for free with a registered parent or guardian. For information, visit website or Facebook.

Saturday, June 9
Community CPR Class
9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Basic Life Support
2-6 p.m.  Heartsaver
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
For more information and to sign up, contact Clarissa Shepherd at 618-638-5170 or ceshepherd17@gmail.com.

Saturday, June 9
Illinois Milkweed and Milkweed Pollination
10-11 a.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, IL
Join John Schwegman as he shares the natural history of the numerous varieties of milkweed found in Illinois, which provide a haven for many species of pollinators. For information, call 618-657-2064. Website.

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

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.

MONDAY, JUNE 11

Mondays, June 11 and 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, June 11-14
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
9:30 and 10 a.m.
Cinemark Theater, 5159 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Smurfs: The Lost Village 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, June 11 and Wednesday, June 13baptist-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, June 11
Water Aerobics classes start

Mon. & Thur. 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Wed. &  Sat. 11 a.m.-Noon
312 W. 4th St., Metropolis
The class has open enrollment, and you sign up the first time you attend. End time not available yet, but will last at least 8 weeks. Certified instructor is Tonya Bell. Cost is $25 for the season.

Monday, June 11baptist-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.

TUESDAY, JUNE 12

Tuesday, June 12
Pedal In Paducah – The Coke Plant
6-8 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
This laid-back, leisurely-paced, family-friendly ride will start and finish at the library parking lot. Travel down historic Jefferson Street to the renovated midtown hub of the Coke Plant, and tour the Sprocket Makerspace and visit some of the businesses there. Bring your helmet. This program series is in partnership with the Chain Reaction Cycling Club.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

Wednesday, June 13baptist-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.

Wednesday, June 13
Rules of the The Road Review Course
1:30 p.m.
Happy Hearts Senior Center, 701 Market St., Metropolis
This course updates you on the current rules of the road, explains the vision and driving ability examination, and prepares you for the written and road sign examination. The course is free and available to anyone, at any age, however you must sign up before attending the course. For information or to reserve a seat, call 618-524-0755.

THURSDAY, JUNE 14

Thursday, June 14steamboats image, American Queen and Mississippi Queen
Queen of the Mississippi at Port of Paducah
8 a.m.-10:30 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.

Thursday, June 14  (register by June 11)metropolis-library-logo
Painted Lace Bowl Craft
4-5 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Paint a bowl and attach lace, and add an additional coat of paint in bright, summery colors. You can make several bowls each. You must be registered by June 11th. For ages 18 years and up. There is a $4 charge for materials due on date of program. No online registration please. To register, come into the library or call 618-524-4312.

Thursday, June 14
Kentucky and the Great War: World War I on the Home Front
7 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Based on David Bettez’s book, this presentation looks at the domestic side of World War I: how Kentuckians rallied to support the war effort. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 ext. 117 or bwrinkle@mclib.net.  Website.

SATURDAY, JUNE 16

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.

Saturday, June 16
Paducah Regatta
8:45 a.m. Registration, 10 a.m. Race starts
Noble Park Pool, 2915 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The cost is $20 per boat.  Using materials such as cardboard and duct tape to construct a boat, the goal is to race it across the pool without sinking.  Open to all ages for individuals and teams. For rules and restrictions, visit website.

Saturday, June 16baptist-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, June 16
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 agriculture. The event is free, and parents are encouraged to bring their children to learn more about agriculture.

Saturday, June 16
Landscapes Opening Reception
5-7 p.m.
Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway St., Paducah, Ky.
Come and see the works of Shawn Marshal and Bob Shapiro. Free admission to opening reception. Exhibition runs from June 16 – July 28. Admission fee is $5 and free for YAC members. Website.

Saturday, June 16
PaBREWcah Beer Fest
5-10 p.m.
Paducah Expo Center, 415 Park St., Paducah, Ky.
General admission is $25 in advance, $30 the day of the event, and includes a commemorative tasting glass and the opportunity to sample unique craft beer from over 25 breweries. Each ticket includes ten, 4 oz. samples of craft beer. Food vendors will be on-site selling great food and non-alcoholic beverages. New this year are VIP tickets. Check out participating breweries and VIP information on website. Facebook.

MONDAY, JUNE 18

Monday-Thursday, June 18-21
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
9:30 and 10 a.m.
Cinemark Theater, 5159 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, Ky.
The Lego Ninjago Movie 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, June 18steamboats 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, June 18 – July 28
Swim Lessons
Beginner: 10-11 a.m. Mon & Thur. or Tue. & Fri.
Intermediate: 11 a.m.-Noon. Mon & Thu, or Tue. & Fri.
Advanced:  10-11 a.m., Wed & Sat
312 W. 4th St., Metropolis
Students report Monday, June 18th at 8 a.m. wearing swim suits, for testing and registration. Cost is $25 per student. Lessons last 6 weeks.

Monday, June 18baptist-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.

Mondays, June 18 & 25baptist-health
Prepared Childbirth Classes
5-7 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, JUNE 19

Tuesday, June 19baptist-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, JUNE 20

Wednesday, June 20baptist-health
Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Group meets in the Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Group meets every other Wednesday. Phone 270-575-2721 for more information.

Wednesday, June 20 
Free Adult Laps Only Swim begins
Wed. & Sat. 10-11 a.m.
312 W. 4th St., Metropolis
There is no cost, but it is laps only. Do not bring your children to this, as the lifeguards will be busy working during that time.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

Thursday, June 21
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, JUNE 22

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.

Friday, June 22
Music@MAC: Birdcloud with The Savage Radley
8-11 p.m.
Maiden Alley Cinema, 112 Maiden Alley, Paducah, Ky.
A new crop of artists who bring comedy and irreverence to country music. This show is 18+ and contents graphic language and sexual content. For information, visit website.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23

Saturday, June 23
Annual Free Cancer Screening
8-11 a.m.
Baptist Health Cancer Care Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah
Area dermatologists will volunteer their time to examine and evaluate skin changes. Appointments are required. To make an appointment, call 270-442-1310.

Saturday, June 23
3V3 Live Soccer Tour
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Metropolis Soccer Complex, Metropolis
Compete in this Regional qualifying event. All teams will play a minimum of four games. All players will receive an official 3v3 Live Soccer Tour tournament t-shirt. The top three teams in each division will receive custom medals for each player. Go to www.3v3live.com for information and to register.  Facebook.

Saturday, June 23
Natural Areas of Illinois
10-11:30 a.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, IL
From the Cache River Basin’s cypress swamps to the Illinois Beach dunes along Lake Michigan, many of our state’s rarest natural areas are protected as nature preserves. Natural heritage biologist Mark Guetersloh will share his knowledge of some of the most interesting natural areas and nature preserves in southern Illinois. For information, call 618-657-2064. Website.

Saturday, June 23
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. Local artists perform from 6-7 p.m. with nationally know artists from 7-8:30 p.m. Artists will be announced as information becomes available. Website.

SUNDAY, JUNE 24

Sunday-Saturday, June 24-30
McCracken County Fair
Carson Park, 300 North 30th St., Paducah, Ky.
The McCracken County Fair features children’s activities, rides, talent contest and show, beauty contest and show, harness racing, car racing, horse and livestock shows, demolition derby, motorcycle races, variety show, exhibits, midway, and live entertainment. For information, call 270-625-2134 orvisit website.

MONDAY, JUNE 25

Monday-Thursday, June 25-28
Saints’ Kids Fun-da-mental Basketball Camp
9 a.m.-Noon
Shawnee College, Campus, 8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students in 3rd-8th grades. Pre-registration fee is $50, and day-of-camp registration is $55. For information, contact John Sparks at 618-634-3230 or johns@shawneecc.edu.

Monday-Thursday, June 25-28
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
9:30 and 10 a.m.
Cinemark Theater, 5159 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Storks 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-Friday, June 25-29
Game On! Vacation Bible School
9 a.m.-Noon
Immanuel Baptist Church, 1119 Market St., Metropolis
Children ages 3 through 6th grade are invited to come for a Bible study, music, missions, and crafts. The cost is free. For information, call the church at 618-524-2729.

Monday-Tuesday, June 25-27
$20,000 Superman Classic Archery Tournament
9 a.m.-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.

TUESDAY, JUNE 26

Tuesday-Friday, June 26 – July 27
Summer Art Camp
Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway, Paducah, KY
Make Paducah, 626 Broadway, Paducah, KY
For class list and information, see our Post.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

Wednesday, June 27
Dirt Car Summer Nationals: The Hell Tour $5k
4-10 p.m.
Paducah International Raceway, 4445 Shemwell Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Pricing and details will be listed as it becomes available.  For information, visit website or Facebook.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

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.

  • Sissy’s Sweet Shoppe, 613 Market St.  8 a.m.-7 p.m.

MASSAC FARM BUREAU——————–
Facebook.

July 13 – Youth Fair  Website (expired),  Facebook

METROPOLIS CHAMBER———-
website  facebook

June 7-10 – Superman Celebration   website

METROPOLIS LIBRARY——————-
Facebook and Website

May 26 – Kids Craft: Comic Magnets
June 1 – Summer Reading Program Registration
June 6 – DAR Research Help
June 16 – Farm Frenzy
June 28 – Photo Pillow Family Program
July 3 – Summer Reading Program starts

Thursday, June 28  (register by June 25)
Photo Pillow Family Craft
4-5 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Decorate a pillow and adding a photo on the front. You must come into the library to register by June 25th. No online registration. For information, call the library at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 and ask for Ms. Amanda or Ms. Angie. Facebook.

SATURDAY, JUNE 30

Saturday, June 30 -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. For information, visit website.

Saturday, June 30
Gary Allen in concert
7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
With the allure of a modern day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over fans, peers and critics with his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances. For information, call 270-450-4444or visit website.

Saturday, June 30
Slipshod Reunion Show Benefit for Project Hope
9 p.m.
Paducah Beer Werks, 301 N. 4th St., Paducah, Ky.
Slipshod returns after 19 years. Also appearing is Leonard the Band and TV Sisters. All proceeds from the door will go to Project Hope Humane Society in Metropolis..  Facebook.


TENTATIVE EVENTS———-

 

Friday, June 8
Super Cruise Night
5-9 p.m.
Washington Park
Across from Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Drive your Classic Car or come, look, visit and have fun. 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 9
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.

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. Facebook.

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.

​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

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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