March 2017

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

Saturday-Sunday, March 4-5
Wine & Food Pairing Weekend
Sat. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun.  12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
All 12 wineries on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail have paired up to create a wonderful weekend of savory wine and cheese pairings. Enjoy a progressive tasting along the trail and enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of our wines paired with delicious samples. Pre-purchase your $35 ticket online and select your starting point.  The first winery that you visit will give you a souvenir wine glass and your tasting ticket. Bring your ticket to each location along the trail to enjoy your pairings. Website

Saturday, March 4
Kiwanis-Rotary Annual Scholarship Spaghetti Supper
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Massac Junior High School, 3028 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Tickets for the all-you-can eat supper are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 2 through 10. Take-outs will be available. Tickets will can be purchased from Metropolis Kiwanis and Metropolis Rotary members. For information, contact Areia Hathcock at 270-210-1854 or, or Bob Wessell at 270-217-2925 or Website

Thursday, March 9
Movie Night: Peculiar Pollinators
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, Il.
“Silence of the Bees” is a free movie for viewers of all ages. AmeriCorps members will hold a short discussion about the movie after each session. For information, call 618-634-2231.  Website

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

Tuesday, March 14
Birding the Bottoms
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge, 0137 Rustic Campus Dr., Ullin, IL
Bring your binoculars and rubber boots for this spring evening hike on the Hickory Bottoms Trail in search of woodpeckers, raptors and migrating waterfowl. For information, call 618-634-2231or visit website.

Saturday, March 18
St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Downtown, Murphysboro, IL
Events including 5K Run, Parade, Kid’s Fair, Craft Beer Tastings. Website

Saturday, March 25
Planting for Pollinators
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge, 0137 Rustic Campus Dr., Ullin, IL
Learn about native plants you can grow in your garden and which pollinators they attract at the Bellrose Viewing Platform. Help plant a variety of prairie blooms in the Refuge’s pollinator garden. Please register in advance. 618.-634-2231

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.

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