June 2017

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


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.

Daily through August 30
Kids Bowl Free
Metropolis Super Bowl, 1107 E. 8th St.
Noon – 10:00 p.m.
Kids get two free games every day, all Summer long. Sign them up through kidsbowlfree.com.

May-June, every Tuesday
Ladies Night Free Bowling
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Metropolis Super Bowl, 1107 E. 8th St.
Women, ages 18 and over, get free games and free shoe rental. Get your peeps and have a night out.

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
Olmsted Farmers Market and Trade Day

8:00 a.m. – Noon
Front Street, downtown Olmsted
Olmsted Parks Department will sponsor this event.  There is no cost for vendors to participate. For information, call Olmsted City Hall at 618-742-6487. Market is open on the 1st Saturday of each month during the garden season.


Thursday-Sunday, June 1-4, 8-11, 15-17
The Addams Family – The Musical
7:30 p.m.  Friday-Saturday
2:30 p.m.  Sunday and Sat. May 10
Market House Theater, 132 Market House Square., Paducah, Ky.
Wednesday Addams is now grown up and has fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.


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

Friday, June 2
Movies in the Park: Pete’s Dragon
Dusk – Movie begins
Fort Massac State Park picnic area, across from Sonic
All movies are free to the public. Come early and bring your blanket and/or lawn chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase. No alcohol is allowed and pets must be on leashes. Provided by Harrah’s Metropolis.  Monitor Facebook for cancellation notices. For more information, call 618-524-4712.

Friday, June 2
Air Supply – Live Performance
7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell’s simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply. However, it is the live shows that always hold audiences captive around the world.For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.


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.


Sunday, June 4
Family Worship Center Homecoming Service
11:00 a.m. Service
6:00 p.m.  Concert
Family Worship Center, 714 Filmore St., Metropolis
A noon potluck will be served after the 11 a.m. service. An evening concert is planned featuring local talent. Everyone is invited.


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.

Monday, June 5
Arthritis Support Group
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for people living with arthritis. Meeting is held in the Carson-Myre Heart Center conference room on the 1st Monday of each month. Phone 270-575-2721 for information.

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.

Friday, June 5
Kangaroo Klub for Breastfeeding Mothers
1:00 p.m. – 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 Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2. Phone 270-575-2229 for more information.

Monday, June 5
Stroke Support Group
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for stroke survivors and their caregivers, family and friends. Light refreshments are served. Group meets monthly on the 1st Monday in the Carson-Myre Heart Center conference room.  Phone 270-575-2880 to register.

Monday, June 5
Caregivers Support
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Paducah First Baptist Church, 2890 Broadway, Paducah, KY
This month’s topic is “Caregiver Knowledge and Experience” presented by Dick Rushing and Bill Williams. The public is welcome to attend. For information, call 270-442-2728 or go to http://www.fbcpaducah.org.

Monday-Wednesday, June 5-7
Family Worship Center Revival
7:00 p.m.
Family Worship Center, 714 Filmore St., Metropolis
Everyone is invited

Monday, June 5 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.


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
Grief Support
Lourdes Hospice, 616 Market St., Metropolis
This is a free support group and is open to anyone who would like to attend. Group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month. For information, call 618-524-3757.

Tuesday, June 6 and Thursday, June 8
Diabetes Classes
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 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 physician order is required. Class meets in the Atrium Classroom, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2918 for information.

Tuesday, June 6
Weight Loss Information Session
6:00 p.m.
Baptist Heart Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Learn about medical and surgical options for weight loss. Meeting in Carson-Myre auditorium. Phone 270-575-8462 for information.

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.


Wednesday, June 7 through Summer season
Free Laps Only Swim
Wed & Sat, 10:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Metropolis City Pool, 312 W. 4th St., Metropolis


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.

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.
Presented 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, June 9
Superman Celebration Daily Highlights
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Superman Square, Market St., Metropolis
Meet Superman – Meet & Greets (Hardees & Fat Edds) – Adult & Children’s Games – Carnival  – Swearing in ceremony for Honorary Citizens – Celebrities Margot Kidder and Sarah Douglas – Jason Lindsey with Hooked on Science –Gwenda Bond, author of the Lois Lane Series books – Kids Superhero Contest – Super Wedding of Andy Imlay and Megan Ranburger– Super Cruise-In Classic Car Show – Costume Parade, all ages – USA Championship Wrestling – Open Mic Night – Metro Rock n Retro rock band – Dance Party with Breakfast Club and more. See Full Schedule.

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
Superman Celebration Daily Highlights
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Superman Square, Market St., Metropolis
Save The Massac Super Hero Breakfast – Kiwanis Superman Trek Bike Ride – Dean Cain and James Marsters Autograph Sessions – Superman Classic Push/Pull – Children’s Activities – Carnival – Adult Games – Puppet – Super Toons v.2.0! – Meet Superman – Meet Margot Kidder & Sarah Douglas – Jason Lindsey Hooked on Science – Dean Cain Photo Op   & Q&A – James Marsters Photo Op & Q&A – Super Dog Show – Beautiful Baby Contest – Save the Massac Benefit Auction – Supergirl / Superboy Pageant – Super Improv – USA Championship Wrestling n– Music by Corey Evitts & Revolver – A Noel Neill Tribute Hollywood Ball – Outdoor movies See Full Schedule.

Saturday, June 10
Paducah Farmer’s Market: Paducah Plantopia
7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Paducah’s Riverfront
Every Saturday the Market sells produce, eggs, fresh meats, baked goods and artist creations. Limited vendors are also present Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information visit paducahky.gov/farmers-market.

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
Prepared Childbirth Classes
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 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 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.

hollywood ball thSaturday, June 10
Hollywood Ball: Tribute to Noel Neill
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Baymont Theater, 203 E. Front St., Metropolis
Live music by The Breakfast Club for your dancing and listening pleasure. Hors d’oeuvres will be available. Tickets are $30 each or $50 per couple. Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory.


Sunday, June 11
Superman Celebration Daily Highlights
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Superman Square, Market St., Metropolis
Rotary Club Super Car Show (Fort Massac Park) – Name that Movie! – Children’s Activities – Stump the Superman Expert – Parade of Characters on Market Street – WMOK Super Mannequin Challenge – Heroes & Villains Costume Contest – Closing Ceremony. See Full Schedule.

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, June 12
Red Cross Blood Drive
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent form). Height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger. For information, see Event Post.

Monday, June 12 – July 22
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.

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.

Monday, June 12 – August 11
Operation Andrew: Free Lunches for Kids
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
First Missionary Baptist, 408 W. 7th St., Metropolis
Free nutritious meals for children, ages 0-18, will be served in the Family Life Center. For information, call Orlando McReynolds at 618-524-2855.

Mondays, June 12 and 19
Prepared Childbirth Classes
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 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.


Wednesdays, June 14 and 28
Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Class held in Atrium Classroom, Medical Park 2. Group meets every other Wednesday. Phone 270-898-8031 for more information.

skating partyFriday, June 14
Skating Party Fundraiser for Brookport Gym
5:30 p.m. –  7:15 p.m.
Kingsway Skateland, 3430 Wayne Sullivan Dr., Paducah KY
Come and enjoy family time and fun roller skating while helping the Brookport Gym raise funds to rehabilitate the building. They need a minimum of 50 skaters so bring your friends. Admission cost of $4 include skate rental. For information, contact Andrea Douglas at 618-564-2079 or anderatd@yahoo.com.


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
Free Clothing Giveaway
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Weaver Creek Baptist Church, North Ave. & Upper Salem Church Rd., Metropolis
Everyone is invited to attend.

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.

Tuesday, June 20
Cancerport Breast Cancer Support Group
6:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for those diagnosed with breast cancer and living in recovery. Group meets in the Oncology Resource Room. Phone 270-442-1310 for information.


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.

Thursday, June 22
Wine Cork Succulent Planter Magnet
4:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
This craft includes hollowing out wine corks, planting succulent pieces in them, then gluing a magnet on. You must register for this program by June 12th at the library. This program is for patrons ages 18 and over. There is no charge for this program. Register soon before the class is full by calling the Library at 618-524-4312. Website  Event Page

crane wivesThursday, June 22
Riverfront Concert Series: The Crane Wives
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Marvin and Gentry
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  The Crane Wives
Wilson Riverfont Stage, foot of Broadway, Paducah
Free concert. Bring your lawn chairs or enjoy the steps at the riverfront. The Crane Wives is a female fronted Indie rock group from Grand Rapids, Michigan. The band features three-part vocal harmonies, narrative lyricism, and a passion for song-craft that creates organic music that ranges from whisper quiet ballads to danceable grooves. Click here for details.


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

Friday, June 23
Safe Sitter Class
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Safe Sitter is a medically-accurate babysitting course that teaches young teens life and safety skills. The one-day class is taught by Certified Safe Sitter instructors. Fee is $25. Class held in Atrium Classroom. Phone 270-575-8444 for more information.

Friday-Saturday, June 23-24
Live Music at Harrah’s: Johnny Holland
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
A different local band will perform in Signature Bar in casino.  Facebook


Saturday, June 24
Free Skin Cancer Screening
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Lourdes Medical Pavilion, Suite 105
225 Medical Center Dr., Paducah, KY
Area dermatologists will volunteer their time at Lourdes Outpatient Surgery Center to examine and evaluate skin changes. Appointments are required. To make an appointment, phone the Kentucky Cancer Program at 270-442-1310.

Saturday, June 24
Massac Theatre Clean-Up Day
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (tentative)
Massac Theatre, 119 W. 5th St., Metropolis
Volunteers needed who are 18 years or older to remove debris from the theater. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. For information, call 618-524-7986 or check Facebook.

Saturday, June 24
Kids in the Woods: Water, Water Everywhere
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Rt. 37 South, Cypress, Il.
Program series by Southern Illinois Master Naturalists for families with children ages 5-10. This month, we will learn all about watersheds, water and the critters that live in it. Please register in advance by calling the Wetlands Center at 618-657-2064. 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.


Sunday, June 25
Annual Homecoming Service
10:00 a.m.
St. Paule AME Church, 818 Vienna St., Metropolis
Celebration starts with Sunday School at 10 am, morning worship at 11 am, and dinner to follow at Central Hall, located at 1000 North Avenue. The afternoon service will begin at 3 pm. Various speakers will be featured. Everyone is invited to attend.


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.

Monday, June 26
Breastfeeding Class
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 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. Classes are usually held on the 3rd Monday of each month. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.


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.

bourbonTuesday, 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.


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.

Friday-Saturday (June 30 & July 1)
Live Music at Harrah’s: The Remedies
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Local band will perform in Signature Bar in casino.  Facebook


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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