March 2017

2017-03-marFor weekly and monthly eventsplease visit our Recurring Events listing.

Sunday, March 12
Daylight Savings Time Begins
2 a.m.

Thursday, March 30
Stories and Tales of Irvin S. Cobb, One of Paducah’s and Kentucky’s Best Known Natives
7 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Presented by Ellis, Emeritus Foundation Professor of History at Eastern Kentucky. He has pursued the role of humor in American life for many years. He settled into writing a biography of Cobb nearly a decade ago. Published by the University Press of Kentucky in early 2017, “Irvin S. Cobb: The Rise and Fall of an American Humorist,” traces the life of one of the most important American humorists of the first third of the 20th Century. Program is held in the 2nd floor meeting room and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 ext. 117 or For program details, visit website.

TBA  (tentative)
Beat Beethoven 5K and 1-Mile Youth and Family Fun Run
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. 5K Run
10:00 a.m. Family Fun Run (non competitive)
Noble Park, Paducah, Ky.
Local runners and walkers have the opportunity to participate. Any runner who finishes before “Beethoven” wins a free ticket to Paducah Symphony’s season ending performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on April 19th. There will also be a Beat Beethoven’s Hair Contest. Pre-registration 5K cost is $30 and $35 on race day. Family Fun registration is $15. Register before March 10 to guaranteed a t-shirt. Pre-race packets can be picked up the day before at Paducah Running and Cycling Company from 11 a.m.7 pm., located at 102 S. 31st St. For information, call 270-444-0065 or email

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Home and Garden Show
Fri: 4-7 pm, Sat: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun: Noon-4 p.m.
Julian Carroll Convention Center, 415 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky.
There will be all types of vendors present to ask questions, sample products, and help you plan your next project. This 3-day event will be packed with lots of information and ideas. Admission will be charged. Parking is free. For information, call 270-442-9572.

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Massac Unit One Kindergarten Registration/Screening
8-10 a.m. or Noon-2 p.m.
Metropolis Primary School, 416 E. 9th Street
March 24 for Brookport Elementary
8-10 a.m. or Noon-1p.m.
Children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1st and live within Massac Unit One boundaries should come to their designated attendance centers where students will be screened for vision/hearing, speech/language, motor skills, and development concepts. Screenings are required before entrance to kindergarten. Please call Angie Kennedy at 524-4315 to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

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Joppa-Maple Grove Pre-K and Kindergarten Screenings
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Maple Grove Elementary, 1698 Grand Chain Rd., MetropoIis
Screenings are available in the Joppa-Maple Grove school district if your child will be three by Sept. 1 for Pre-K and if your child will be five by Sept. 1 for Kindergarten. No walk-ins accepted. Call 618-543-7434 for an appointment. Screenings will take about an hour and will include hearing, vision, speech, motor skills, and concepts. Early Head Start information will also be available. Website

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Kiwanis & Rotary Annual Scholarship Spaghetti Supper
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Metropolis Junior High School, 3028 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
The 3rd annual spaghetti supper will also feature a  Business Showcase raffle with lots of prizes from local businesses. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for ages 2-10 for children, which includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner prepared by Ann Mittendorf, LouLous Country Farm, and dessert. Tickets are available from Kiwanis or Rotary members, Metropolis Planet, Treasures Jewelry Outlet or City National Bank.  All money will go toward providing much-needed scholarships for area high school seniors. For more information, contact AJ or Shannon at Treasures Jewelry Outlet, 618-522-4653 or Areia at Metropolis Planet, 618-524-2141.

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Rotary Scholarship Applications being accepted
The Rotary International District 6510 Scholarship will fund three scholarships: 1 at $5000 scholarship and 2 at $2500 each. High School seniors planning to attend a University or an accredited Junior College or an accredited Trade School are encouraged to apply. Winners will be presented at High School Senior event where Scholarships are awarded. Recipient will agree. See Application.

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SCC Annual Job Fair
8:30 a.m. – noon
Shawnee Community College, Ullin, Il.
Job Fair will take place in the Edward M. Smith Center on the main campus. The event is open to the public. Individuals should dress for success and bring resumes to give to potential employers. Free career planning and job search assistance is available. For more information on the job fair, contact Leslie Cornelious-Weldon at 618-634-3337 or

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Shawnee Hills Wine Trail – Wine & Food Pairing Weekend
All 12 wineries of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail have paired up to create a wonderful weekend of savory wine and cheese pairings.  We invite you to join us for a progressive tasting along the trail and enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of our wines paired with delicious samples.

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SWCD Spring Fish Sale
Sale date:
2-3 p.m.
In front of Farm Bureau Barn, 1436 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Soil and Water Conservation District is now taking orders for fingerlings to be used for stocking and restocking ponds and lakes. The following species will be available: Channel Catfish, Albino Catfish, Hybrid Sunfish, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Red Ear, Fathead Minnows, Crappie, and Triploid Grass Carp. Call or come by the office for stocking information, prices, and order forms. For more information, call Linda Walter at 618-524-9367 or

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St. Rose of Lima Fish Fry
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
St. Rose of Lima, 3rd & Catherine sts., Metropolis
Menu includes Farm Grown Catfish Fillets, Baked or French Fry Potato, Hush Puppies, Cole Slaw, White Beans, Dessert and Drink. Eat-in or take out. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Additional seating in upper level. Handicap accessible. For carry out orders, call 618-524-8202.

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Thank a Farmer Annual Breakfast
6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Massac County Youth Fairgrounds Community Center, 4476 Korte Rd.Metropolis
Come eat a free breakfast with local farmers to learn more about farmers bringing safe, affordable food from their farms to your table. Call the Massac County Farm Bureau at 618-524-5811 to reserve your seat before Thursday. This event is sponsored by the Massac County Farm Bureau Young Farmer’s Committee. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to help the local food pantries.

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