March 2018

For weekly and monthly eventsplease visit our Recurring Events listing.


Thursday, March 1
Pilobolus – Shadowland
6:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Created by famed dance company Pilobolus, Shadowland is a first-of-its-kind performance combining legendary modern dance with high-energy, fast-paced multimedia, merging front-of-screen choreography with projected images and moving screens of different sizes and shapes. Shadowland tells the story of a teenage girl, longing for her independence, with nowhere for her thoughts to go but to her dreams. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.


Saturday-Sunday, March 3-4
Wine & Food Pairing Weekend: Cheese Not A Solo Event

Sat. 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
All 11 wineries on 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. 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. For details, visit website.

Saturday, March 3
Backstage Pass: Capitol Steps
7:30 p.m.
Clemens Fine Arts Center, 4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Old Salt Union is a string band founded by a horticulturist, cultivated by classically trained musicians, and fueled by a vocalist/bass player who is also a hip-hop producer with a fondness for the Four Freshmen. General admission is $10, or $8 in advance.  Visit website for more details.


Friday-Sunday, Mar. 9-11 and Mar. 16-18
Junie B. Jones: I Am Not A Crook
Fri.: 7:00 p.m.
Sat.-Sun.:  2:30 p.m.
Market House Theater, 132 Market House Square., Paducah, Ky.
Someone stole Junie’s new furry mittens. So when she finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook, or is she? For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.


Sunday, March 11
Daylight Savings Time Begins
2:00 a.m.
Set your clocks ahead one hour.


Saturday, March 17
St Patrick’s Day Festival
Downtown Murphysboro, Illinois
Events including 5K Run, Parade, Kid’s Fair, and Craft Beer Tastings. Details coming soon on Facebook.


Thursday, Mar. 29
Andrew Jackson, Native American Removal, and the Trail of Tears
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Humphreys presentation will include a brief history of Native American removal; a detailed analysis of the removal issue during Jackson’s presidency; and an explanation of the events that led to the Trail of Tears. For details visit website.


Saturday, March 31
Backstage Pass: Coppertheband
7:30 p.m.
Clemens Fine Arts Center, 4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Coopertheband is composed of six massive music nerds with minds to rhyme and twelve hot feet. Centered in Jackson, TN, the band has found success nationally, featured on networks like HBO, ESPN, and TruTV as well as the hit show “Without a Trace.” General admission is $10, or $8 in advance.  Visit website for more details.


Friday, March 3
United Way Trivia Night
6:30 p.m.  Registration
7:00 p.m. Game starts
Fat Edd’s (upstairs), 323 Ferry St., Metropolis
Up to 8 players per team. Cost is $20 per person and $5 for spectators. To pre-register your team, contact Caroline Jones at 618-524-8100 or Candy Ginger at 618-524-2162. Proceeds benefit the Massac County United Way.

Saturday, March
Kiwanis-Rotary Annual Scholarship Spaghetti Supper
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 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

Friday-Sunday, March
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 is $5 per person, children 12 and under are free. For information, call 270-442-9572 email  Website

Saturday, March 
Leprechaun Hunt
1:00 p.m.
Downtown gazebo, Broadway & 2nd streets, Paducah
A scavenger hunt through downtown for the whole family. Teams or individuals will follow clues to different businesses where they will either do small activities or try to find a hidden leprechaun. Goodie bags will be handed out to the first 100 kids to complete the scavenger hunt.

Wednesday, March
SCC Annual Job Fair
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Shawnee Community College, 8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, Il.
The job fair will take place in the Edward M. Smith Center, located on the main campus. The event is open to the public. Dress for success and bring your resume to give to potential employers. The SCC Career Services Center provides free career planning and job search assistance. For information, contact Leslie Cornelious-Weldon at 618-634-3337 or

Friday, March
Head Start Open House Registration
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Hosted by Metropolis Early Learning Center for Southern Seven Head Start/Early Head Start. Applicants for the 2017-2018 will be accepted. To apply, parents or guardians must bring proof of family income and the child’s birth certificate. For information, call 618-921-1614 or 618-921-1663.

Fridays, March
Lenten Fish Fry
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
St. Paul Catholic Church, 2020 IL 146E, near Vienna
Meal is served at the parish hall. Menu includes all-you-can-eat fish, french fries, coleslaw, dessert and drink. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children. Children under 3 will eat free. Grilled cheese sandwich and fries can be substituted for the fish meal for a cost of $4. Carry-outs are available. For information, call 618-771-6993 or 618-967-5164.

Friday-Saturday, March
Hunter Safety Course
Fri.  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sat.  8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Community Christian Church, 1150 Country Club Rd., Metropolis
This two-part course is instructed by Larry Sommers. All attendees must attend both sessions and pass the written exam to receive certification. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. To register, contact the Massac County Farm Bureau at 618-524-5811 or

Saturday, March
Annual Thank A Farmer Breakfast
6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Massac County Youth Fairgrounds, Community Center
4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis
Come eat  breakfast with local farmers to learn more about how they bring safe, affordable food from their farms to your table. Breakfast includes eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage, bacon, orange juice, milk and coffee. Please bring a non-perishable food item to help with the local food pantries. It is extremely important to RSVP by March 16 by calling 618-524-5811.

Saturday, March
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  Website

Saturday, March
Project Hope Chow Down for Hounds Dinner, Dance and Auction
6:00 p.m.
Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Doors open at 6 pm with dinner and dancing to immediately follow. There will be lots of great auction items up for bids as well. Proceeds will support the operations and mission at Project Hope. Tickets are $15 each or $25 per couple and include barbecue plate dinner, with a variety of drinks and desserts plus a fun night of dancing and socializing. For more information, to pre-purchase a ticket or donate an item for the silent auction, email

Tuesday, March
Harrah’s Career Fair
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Harrah’s, 100 E. Front St..
Recruiters will be available to meet with job-seekers for more than 40 full-time and part-time positions. Department managers and human resources representatives will be interviewing candidates for careers in gaming, food and beverage, EVS, Housekeeping, Hotel Front Desk and Facilities Tech (Maintenance/HVAC). Available positions range from entry level to experienced including supervisory and management. Same-day offers expected in various departments. Candidates are highly encouraged to pre-register online to jumpstart the interview process:

Saturday, March
3rd Annual MCDAC Carnival
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Grades K-6 are invited. There will be food, games, prizes, two Kindle Fire raffles, and fun for all. Prescription drug drop-off box will also be available to drop off your old prescriptions to keep them out of the wrong hands. Free admission but donations will be accepted.

Saturday, March
Dancing With Our Stars
6:00 p.m. doors open
Julian Carroll Convention Center, 415 Park Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Musical entertainment provided by The Cruisers Band. There will be a Silent Auction, fabulous food, amazing dancers, and a great cause – the American Cancer Society. For information, contact Lindsay Batts at 270-444-0743 or  Event Website

Thursday, March  – All orders except carp deadline
Thursday, April  – Carp order deadline
Thursday, April  – Delivery Day
SWCD Fish Sale 
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Massac County Farm Bureau, 1436 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Massac County Soil & Water Conservation District is now taking orders for fish to be used in the stocking of new ponds or the restocking of existing ponds. Species available for sale through March 30 are Channel Catfish, Hybrid Crappie, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Redear, Minnows, Bluegill, and Hybrid Bluegill.  Triploid Grass Carp available for sale through April 6. Call or come by the office for prices and sizes offered. For information, contact Linda Walter at 618-524-9367 or

Thursday-Friday, March  and Thursday, April
Joppa-Maple Grove Pre-K and Kindergarten Screenings
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Maple Grove Elementary Library, 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

Thursday, March
Noble Park Annual Easter Egg Dash
5:00 p.m. Registration
Noble Park, 2801 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky
The children race with their age groups to pick up 15,000 candy-filled eggs that are spread across the ball fields. The free event will be at the baseball/softball fields.  Age groups for the Easter Egg Dash are 0-2 years, 3-5 years, 6-8 years, and 9-10 years.  Age groups will dash in 15-minute increments beginning with the 0-2 year olds at 5:45 p.m. and concluding with the 9-10 year olds at 6:30 p.m. Goody bags will be available for the first 500 children.  Plus, there will be prize eggs hidden on each field.

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