March 2017

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

Wednesday, March 1
Ash Wednesday Service
6:00 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Everyone is invited to this special service in the sanctuary as we enter the Lenten season. Come for worship, special music, Blessing of the Ashes, and Communion Service.

Thursday, March 2
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Come and celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday. There will be reading a favorite Dr. Seuss book, a few refreshments, and special guest Cat in the Hat will be here for the kids to take pictures with. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please register by coming into or calling the library by Friday, Feb. 24th to make sure we have enough refreshments. For information call the library at 618-524-4312.

Friday, March 3
Incredible Colon Exhibit
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
This informative exhibit features a 20-foot long, 10-foot tall replica of the human colon. See examples of healthy colon tissue, several non-cancerous diseases of the colon and stages of colorectal cancer. Exhibit located in the Larry Barton Atrium. For information call 270-442-1310.

Friday, March 3
Kangaroo Klub for Breastfeeding Mothers
1 p.m. – 2:30 p,m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2, Baptist Health Paducah
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.

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 4
Electronic and Appliance Recycling
Property between Baymont Inn and Dorothy Miller Park
Residents must show ID to prove residency. Sponsored by Clean Earth Inc.

Sat. March 4, or Mondays, March 6 & 13
Prepared Childbirth Classes
Sat.  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mon.  5 p.m. – 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. Classed held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2.  Call 270-575-2229 to register.

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

Sunday, March 5
First Responders Appreciation Dinner
5 p.m.
Waldo Baptist Church, 6970 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
All area first responders and their families are invited to attend.

Monday, March 6
Lymphedema Awareness Event
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Lymphedema is a chronic condition caused by a build-up of fluid when the lymphatic system is either faulty or damaged. This event will provide information about lymphedema and treatment options, vendors and a free lymphedema assessment test.

Monday, March 6
Stroke Support Group
3 p.m. – 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 monthly on the 1st Monday in the conference room.  Phone 270-575-2880 for more information.

Tuesday, March 7
Weight Loss Information Session
6 p.m.
Baptist Heart Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Learn about medical and surgical options for weight loss. Meeting in auditorium. Phone 270-575-8462 for information.

Wednesdays, Feb. 8 & 22
Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Class held in Atrium Classroom, Medical Park 2. Phone 270-898-8031 for more information.

Thursday, March 9
Branding Your Business- Free Seminar
9 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
Maiden Alley Cinema, 112 Maiden Alley, Paducah, Ky.
Are you branding your business to get maximum customer recognition? Are you setting your business apart from the competition? Come to this free seminar and listen to local business Innovations Branding House for some great advice and information. This is for local existing businesses, new businesses, potential entrepreneurs.

Thursday, March 9
Hair Tutorial by Laura Middleton
4 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Laura from the Hair Place will be doing demonstrations of up-dos and styles, and give tips and tricks on various hairstyles. Everyone is invited to attend. For information call the library at 618-524-4312.

Thursday, March 9
Mayoral Forum
6 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
The general public and voters are invited to attend. Participating mayoral candidates for the city of Brookport and the City of Metropolis will answer time-limit questions in a town hall-style forum. The moderator for the evening by Massac County resident, Phil Hunerkoch. For more information, contact the Metropolis Planet at 618-4524-2141 or email

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

Friday-Sunday, March 10-12
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

Friday, March 10
Hearts and Heels Fashion Show
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave, Paducah
Presented by Strawberry Hills Pharmacy. Featuring shopping and latest fashions modeled by Baptist Health caretakers. Tickets are $40 each or $1,000 for a table of eight. Call 270-575-2871 for ticket information. Last year’s event raised nearly $30,000 for patient services and enhanced technology at Baptist Health Paducah.

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

Sunday, March 12
Ornamental Native Grasses for Home Landscaping
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, IL
Presenter: Ruth Kelley. Learn which native grasses are suitable for ornamental plantings, are good companions for wildflowers and how they benefit some moths and butterflies. For information, call the Wetlands Center at 618-657-2064.

Monday, March 13
Lymphedema Support Group
5:30 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class for anyone who suffers from lymphedema or wants to learn more about it. Group meets in Atrium Classroom in Medical Park 2.

Tuesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 16
Diabetes Classes
1 p.m. – 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 physician order is required. Class meets in the Atrium Classroom, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2918 for information.

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.

Wednesday, March 15
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

Thursday, March 16
St. Patrick’s Day Family Bingo
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Come join in the fun with family Bingo. Prizes will be awarded. For ages 8 and over. If you have any questions, call the library at 618-524-4312.

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

Saturday, March 18 – CANCELLED FOR 2017
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 18
Project Hope Chow Down for Hounds Dinner, Dance and Auction
6 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

Monday, March 20
Breastfeeding Class
6 p.m. – 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. Phone 270-575-2229 to register. Classes are usually held on the 3rd Monday of each month. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

Tuesday, March 21
Cancerport Breast Cancer Support Group
6 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.

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 by calling 618.-634-2231.

Saturday, March 25
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

Monday, March 27
No-Sew T-Shirt Bag Craft
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Bring a t-shirt of your choice to make a bag out of! You must register at the library by Monday, 27th by 4:00 p.m. No online registration. Ages 18 and up. $1 deposit due at the time of registration, and will be returned upon arrival of the program. If you have any questions, call the library at 618-524-4312.

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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