May 2018

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

ONGOING EVENTS

Through May 4
Shimkus seeking Art Competition entries

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district. The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 15th District. The over-all winner of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.  Website.

Through May 19
Cardinal Baseball Getaway Raffle
City National Bank Main, 423 Ferry St., Metropolis
City National Bank Branch, 2070 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Four box seats to the Cardinals vs Braves baseball game on Saturday, June 30, 6:15 pm. Raffle tickets are $1 each or $5 for 6 tickets. Spending money of $300 also included. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Tickets may be purchased from any CNB employee.

TUESDAY, MAY 1

Tuesday, May 1
Vera Bradley Bag Sale
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Massac Memorial Hospital, 28 Chick St, Metropolis
Massac Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary will host a Vera Bradley Bag Sale by Uniform Headquarters. It will be located in the board room, near the old entrance of the hospital. Look for signs. There will be bags, purses, totes, and a lot more. Facebook.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

Wednesdays, May 2 and May 16baptist-health
Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30-11 a.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Group meets in the Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Group meets every other Wednesday. Phone 270-575-2721 for more information.

Wednesday-Sunday, May 2-6
Cherry Street Pentecostal Revival
Wed.-Sat. 7 p.m.
Sun. 6 p.m.
Cherry Street Pentecostal Revival, 1015 E 2nd St., Metropolis
Featured speaker is Rev. Jim Suits of Hodgensville, Ky. Everyone is invited. For information, call Pastor Russell Gilbert at 618-524-3128 or 618-201-3128.

THURSDAY, MAY 3

Thursday, May 3
Joppa Junior High/High School Sports Banquet
6-9 a.m.
Joppa Maple Grove, 911 Joppa North Ave, Joppa
The  banquet will be held on May 3rd at 6 am. The cost will be $7 for adults and $5 for kids and athletes eat free.  Facebook.

Thursday, May 3
Public Bible Reading
6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Empty lot by Daily Donut, 615 E. 5th St., Metropolis
On the National Day of Prayer, everyone is invited to come and hear the words of the Bible. The reading starts with the book of Matthew and will read straight through until time is up. There will be some Good News Bibles and Gideon New Testaments available to give to anyone who stops by.

Thursday, May 3
Receipts for Charity: Hope Unlimited
10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Fat Edd’s, 323 Ferry St., Metropolis
Local restaurants join forces with Harrah’s Metropolis to give back to local organizations. 20% of receipts collected on the first Thursday of each month are included in donations to designated charities.

Thursday, May 3
National Day of Prayer
12:20-12:40 p.m.
Individuals will gather on the courthouse lawn in Metropolis, at Brookport City Hall and at Joppa Village Hall. Everyone is encouraged to attend or spend or spend private time at home to prayer for our nation, leaders and the armed forces.

Thursday, May 3
SpringTini
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Market House Sq, Paducah, KY
SpringTINI is an annual event to promote community awareness of the services provided by Heartland CARES. While strolling down historical Market House Square, individuals will have the opportunity to sample signature martinis and specialty hor d’oeuvres created by participating restaurants. Participants will have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items while listening to music provided by local artists. For more information, see Facebook.

Thursday, May  3
Magic 101
7-8 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Presenter Todd Duff will cover a variety of topics within the art of sleight of hand including history, performance, visual arts and the psychology of magic. Drawing volunteers from the audience, everyone will be amazed and astounded in this fascinating presentation. Website.

Thursday, May 3baptist-health
Multiple Myeloma Support Group
6 p.m.
Baptist Health Cancer Care Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
This group provides support for patients, caregivers, family members and friends, and allows them to learn the latest advances in the treatment and management of myeloma. For information, call 270-559-3005.

FRIDAY, MAY 4

Friday, May 4
Big Blue Photography Contest Entry Deadline
Brookport Library, 7415 S US Hwy 45, Brookport, IL
The contest is open to residents in counties along the Ohio River in Illinois and Kentucky. There is a $3 fee per entry with no limit on the number of entries. The Junior Division has a $1 fee per entry. Ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third place winners. Bring your photographs and payment to the library during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. For details, see our Post.

Friday, May 4
Free Sewing Fair
9 a.m.-Noon
McCracken County Coop. Extension, 2025 New Holt Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Sewing instructors will demonstrate skills, techniques and projects and display an array of finely hand-crafted garments and crafts. There will be hands-on crafts, door prizes and giveaways. This fair is open to the public. For information, call at 270-554-9520.  Facebook.

Friday, May 4
Brookport Benefit Dinner
5-9 p.m.
W. 3rd Street, Brookport
Menu includes two pieces of fish or a barbecue sandwich, two sides, drink and dessert for $9. Sides will be potato salad, baked beans, white beans, coleslaw, or spaghetti, along with homemade desserts and bottled water. Bouncy houses for kids and vendors will be set up. Both live and silent auctions available. Proceeds help pay for July 4th activities for the kids.

Friday, May 4
Family Fun Night
6-9 p.m.
Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Massac Junior High School Project Graduation will host an evening of fun featuring Bingo-type games along with food and prizes. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Friday-Saturday, May 4-5
Carterville Balloon Glow and 5K
8-10 p.m.
Walker’s Bluff, 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, Il.
The Carterville Fire Department invites everyone, of all ages, to come to their Fundraiser. There will be 4 hot air balloons at the event. Vendors, concessions, and live entertainment will be on site. A 5K race will start at 3 pm on Saturday. Registration will be at 1 pm. No rides will be given at this event. Balloons will glow only and pilots will interact with patrons. For ticket information, visit Facebook or Eventbrite or contact the Fire Dept. at 618-985-8060.

Friday-Sunday, May 4-6
Just Like I Wanted
Fri.-Sat. 7 p.m.
Sun. 2:30 p.m.
Market House Theater, Studio Theatre, 120 Market Street Sq., Paducah, Ky.
At sixteen, Joey has just committed suicide. Through a series of flashbacks, Joey shows us the life he used to lead and why he chose to end it. You also see the unexpected effect of his death on his classmates, teachers, and family. Website.

Friday-Saturday, May 4-5
Live Music at Harrah’s: Revelry
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Revelry brings you rock, funk, radio-friendly, non radio-friendly, and all in between. Different musicians will perform each weekend in the Signature Bar in casino.  Website.  Facebook.

SATURDAY, MAY 5

Saturday, May 5
Cobden Community Yard Sale Day
7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Yard sales throughout the village of Cobden, Il. Website.

Saturday, May 5
Pope County Annual Spring Bird Count
The Shawnee Chapter of Illinois Audubon Society conducts the count in Pope County. Participants are to identify species and count their numbers in assigned areas. Call 618-564-2079 for assignment. It is a 24 hour count but we will welcome anyone willing to survey for at least three hours. We can count either day but not in the same area. Feeder watchers are welcome to participate if they live in Pope County but call first for instructions. Annual event held in May on the Saturday between May 4 and 10. Website.

Saturday, May 5
Paducah Farmer’s Market: Opening Celebration
7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Downtown Paducah’s Riverfront
There will be market vendors along with many activities such as childrens’ craft tables, acoustic music, balloon animals, face painting, food sampling, cooking demonstrations, and more. For more information visit paducahky.gov/farmers-market.

Saturday, May 5
Maple Grove Color 5K Run/Walk
8 a.m. check-in
Fort Massac Park- Ohio River, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
During the race which starts at 9 a.m., participants are doused with color at 4-5 color stations ending with a final celebration. Early registration fee is $20 through April 13th; after that the fee is $25. The Early Registration fee includes Run/Walk race t-shirt, Color Run bracelet, sunglasses, and an individual color powder packet for end of race celebration. Facebook.

Saturday, May 5
MCHS Car Wash
8 a.m.-Noon
Hillebrand Automotive, 701 Ferry St., Metropolis
Massac County High School Student Council will host sponsor the car wash. All donations will be accepted.

Saturday, May 5Relay for Life image
Waldo Baptist Church Relay for Life Roadblock
8 a.m.
12th and Metropolis streets, Metropolis
Please come by the roadblock and donate. All the money raised goes to ACS Relay for Life. For information, contact Lisa Davis or the church office, 618-638-2444 or 618-564-2180, or send email to nahury2@comcast.net.

Saturday, May 5
Market Street Spring Fling
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Market Street, Metropolis
Vendors will set up from the Superman Statue on Market Street Street to 8th Street. There will be Antiques, Collectibles, Food, Baked Goods, Plants, Jewelry, Trash to Treasures and so much more. For more information, contact Tish Lewis at 618-524-2758 or tlewis46@frontier.com. Facebook.

Saturday, May 5  (register by April 28)Relay for Life image
Relay For Life  Survivor Breakfast
9-10:30 a.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
This complimentary breakfast is for those in Massac County who have battled all forms of cancer, those who are still in treatment, and those who have been cancer-free for decades. You are welcome to bring a caregiver or loved one with you to the meal. Please RSVP by April 28th at psietametropolis@gmail.com. Survivors must register for the Relay for Life at the breakfast, on the website, or calling 800-227-2345 option 2. Hosted by Psi Eta Sorority. Facebook.

Saturday, May 5 and Mondays, May 7 and 14baptist-health
Prepared Childbirth Classes
Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Mon. 5-7 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. Classes held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2.  Call 270-575-2229 to register.

Saturday, May 5
Nature Number Patterns
10 a.m.-Noon
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, Il.
In nature, there are growing patterns called Fibonacci numbers that are a mathematical mystery. Explore these patterns, which show up in the most unexpected places: in the center of a sunflower, the skin of a pineapple and a pine cone.  For information, call 618-657-2064. Website.

Saturday-Sunday, May 5-6
Shawnee Hills Pottery Trail
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
A once a year shared pottery experience. Everyone is invited to spend some time exploring the Southern Illinois landscape and the diverse group of potters that make this area home. Each potter will be available for answering questions and of course, showing their work.  Some potters will have studio tours, while others may have special activities or demonstrations planned.  A family friendly event that promises to be a fun and pleasant time for all. http://potterstrail.wix.com/pottery-trail.

Saturday, May 5
Gearheads in Golconda Festival
10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Dozens of prizes, dash plaques and awards. $10 entry fee. Free admission and parking. DJ, live music, food vendors, games and competition. For information, contact Chris Walker at 618-499-6379 or c_walker103@yahoo.com.  Facebook.

Saturday, May 5
Project Hope Spring Vaccine and Microchip Clinic
Noon-5 p.m.
Project Hope Humane Society, 1698 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Services include vaccines, microchips, baths and toenail trims. For vaccine and price details, see Post. For information, call 618-524-8939. Phone is answered Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m.

Saturday, May 5
Derby Dash Fundraiser with Congressman Shimkus
5-7 p.m.
Fat Edd’s, 323 Ferry St, Metropolis
Join Patrick Windhorst and Congressman John Shimkus for a fun evening of food, friends, and of course, the Kentucky Derby. Doors open at 5 pm, race is at 5:45 pm and light food served throughout. Tickets are $30 per person, kids are free.  Facebook.

SUNDAY MAY 6

Sunday, May 6
Guy Penrod
3 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Guy Penrod is one of the most in-demand touring artists in Christian music and travels throughout the U.S. and abroad in addition to making multiple media appearances. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Sunday, May 6
PSO Encore Performance – Spring Youth Showcase
3 p.m.
Broadway United Methodist Church, 701 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
Paducah Symphony Orchestra presents the youth orchestra and youth and children choruses. Cost is $10. For more information, visit website.

MONDAY, MAY 7

Monday-Friday May 7-11 and May 14-18
Annual Spring Clean-up Weeks in Metropolis
All items must be at the curb or alley, whichever is your normal pickup point and within 5 feet of the trash container. Items must be bagged or boxed unless bulky items. Lumber must be stacked in 3×3-foot bundles. Carpet must be rolled no wider than 3 feet wide. Bulky items will be picked up when possible. For restrictions and contact information, click here.

Monday, May 7baptist-health
Arthritis Support Group
Noon-1 p.m.
Baptist Health Heart Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for people living with arthritis. Meeting is held in the conference room. Phone 270-575-2721 for information.

Monday, May 7baptist-health
Stroke Support Group
3-4:30 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 in the Barnes auditorium. Phone Mary Legge at 270-575-2880 to register.

Mondays, May 7 and May 14baptist-health
Prepared Childbirth Classes
5-7 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. Classes held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2229 to register.

Monday, May 7-13
Tent Revival
7 p.m.
Family Worship Center, 714 Filmore St., Metropolis
Services held nightly for approximately 2 weeks starting on May 7. Speakers include J.D. Ramsey of Conway, Arkansas, Jordan Murphy of Marion, and Family Worship Center Pastor Bobby Shearl.

TUESDAY, MAY 8

Tuesday, May 8
Edible Plants Workshop
7-8 pm
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Learn which local plants can safely be eaten, and which to avoid. The workshop will feature Craig and Jennifer Caudill of the Nature Reliance School, who became well known for their monthly column Eatin’ Weeds in Self-Reliance Illustrated. This workshop will include an informative indoor presentation led by Craig, as well as a brief outdoor session led by Jennifer, time and weather permitting. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 ext. 119 or bwrinkle@mclib.net.

THURSDAY, MAY 10

Thursday, May 10
Coffee in the Courtyard: Corey Evitts
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sissy’s, 613 Market St., Metropolis
Come and see the new outside seating area and enjoy the amazing music of Corey Evitts. Facebook.

Thursday, May 10
Super Shredder Thursday
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
704 E. 5th St., Suite 1, Metropolis
SIU Credit Union, with the assistance of WPSD Local 6, is hosting this event which allows individuals to bring up to 50 pounds of personal documents to be shredded on-site for free. Shredding services are provided by DataLock.  Facebook.

Thursday, May 10 (register by May 7)
Mom Makes A Charm Bracelet
4-5 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
All you awesome moms come down and make a super-cute charm bracelet for Mother’s Day. No online registration. Call or come to the library to register. This craft is for ages 18 and up, and is free of charge.

FRIDAY, MAY 11

Friday, May 11
Art & Crafts: YoYo Art & Items
9:30-11 a.m.
McCracken County Coop. Extension, 2025 New Holt Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Learn to sew yo-yo’s, a versatile quilted item that you will use to create pieces of art and other fun items. This workshop is $5 per participant. For information, call at 270-554-9520.  Facebook.

Friday, May 11
Happy Hearts Open House
9:30 a.m.-Noon
Happy Hearts Senior Center, 701 Market St., Metropolis
Event is open to anyone, age 60 and over. Lunch is provided with a $3 donation. There will be giveaways music, ice cream sundaes and more. To reserve a seat, call Betti Stoner at 615-524-9755 by May 9.

Friday-Saturday, May 11-12
Loomis Brothers Circus
Fri. 7-9 p.m.
Sat.  1-3 p.m., 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Paducah Convention Center, 415 Park St., Paducah, Ky.
Witness a cast of the world’s best performers, exciting new acts, majestic animals and a live circus band. Come and see Asian and African Elephants, Thrilling Acrobats, White Siberian and Royal Bengal Tigers, Performing Poodles, Motorcycle Daredevils, Hilarious Clowns and much more. For details, see Facebook event. Tickets can be purchased on website. For details, see Facebook event.

Friday, May 11
Back to the Future Middle School Dance
7-10 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St.
For students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. The theme is 1980’s and ’90’s. Tickets are $6 at the door. There will be Dancing, DJ, Concessions, Professional Photography, and Award for coolest outfit. Dance is chaperoned by volunteers from Cub Scout Pack 101. As always, no weapons, drugs, alcohol, fighting, or mischief allowed. Kids must be dropped off and picked up by parent or guardian. Kids must have a contact phone number to reach. Facebook.

Friday-Sunday, May 11-13
Motherhood Out Loud
Fri-Sat. 7:30 p.m.
Sun. 2:30 p.m.
Market House Theater, 132 Market House Square., Paducah, Ky.
This is a show about mothers, traditional and non-traditional, in all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities. It unveils the inherent comedy in being a mother and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations.  Website.

Friday-Saturday, May 11-12
Live Music at Harrah’s: Billy Allen & the Alabama Horns
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
The band is most known for playing your favorite rock, soul, pop and classic rock rhythm. Different musicians will perform each weekend in the Signature Bar in casino.  Website.  Facebook.

SATURDAY, MAY 12

Saturday, May 12
Lourdes Annual Iron Mom Half-Marathon
7 a.m.
The co-ed event offers a half-marathon and half-marathon relay options. The course is a loop course with start and finish downtown Paducah. Start/Finish on Jefferson between Water St. & 2nd St. at the spectacular “Wall to Wall” murals. The course offers an opportunity for runners to enjoy Paducah by running through Jefferson Street, The Greenway Trail, Bob Noble Park, and Historic Downtown and LowerTown. For information, visit website.

Saturday, May 12
Stamp Out Hunger

Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations from homes as they deliver mail along their routes. People are encouraged to leave a study bag containing non-perishable foods such as canned soup or vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to their mailbox prior to time of regular mail delivery. Food will go to the local food bank.   Website.

Saturday-Sunday, May 12-13
Spring Massac and School of the Soldier
9:30 a.m.
Fort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
There will be basic and advanced training, forging demonstration, primitive trapping skills program, ladies’ garden program, and a tactical battle. The public is welcome to attend.

Saturday, May 12
Mysterious Stone Fortifications of So. Illinois
10 a.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, Il.
There is a lot of history in southern Illinois, but one of the region’s claims to fame is its stone fortsMark Motsinger will share his fascination with these pre-Columbian stone walls. For information, call 618-657-2064. Website.

Saturday, May 12
Super Collectibles: Grand Opening
Noon
Super Collectibles, 901B E. 5th St., Metropolis
They sell card and board games, gaming accessories, collectibles, toys and role-playing games. They also buy collectibles and cards of all types. You can rent board games to play with your family at the store. Collectibles from movies and tv shows are also available. Located right behind Mama’s Home Cooking. Website. Facebook.

Saturday, May 12  (register by May 4)
Under the Sea Party
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Everyone is welcome to attend and feel free to dress up as your favorite sea characters and creatures. There will be treats and a fun activity/craft. Please call or come into the library to register by Friday, May 4th due to limited space.

MONDAY, MAY 14

Monday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 16baptist-health
Diabetes Classes
1-4 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 doctor’s order is required. Class meets in the Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2282 for information.

Monday, May 14baptist-health
Prepared Childbirth Class
5-7 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. Classes held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2229 to register.

Every Monday
Monday Night Live: Just Friends
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Come and enjoy live music, dancing, and refreshments. Different band will play each week. Donation is required to help cover the cost of the band hired to play. Organizers are unpaid volunteers who donate the food that is served. For information, call 618-638-2595.

TUESDAY, MAY 15

Tuesday, May 15
Harrah’s Career Fair
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Harrah’s, 100 E. Front St..
Recruiters will be available to meet with job-seekers for full-time and part-time positions. Department managers and human resources representatives will be interviewing candidates for careers in gaming, food and beverage, marketing, hotel operations, retail and security. Available positions range from entry level to experienced including supervisory and management. There will be a $300 sign-in bonus for certain departments. For details, see our Post.

Tuesday, May 15baptist-health
Cancerport Breast Cancer Support Group
6 p.m.
Baptist Health Cancer Care Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for those diagnosed with breast cancer and living in recovery. Meeting is held in the Oncology Resource Room. For information, call 270-442-1310.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

Wednesday, May 16baptist-health
Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30-11 a.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Group meets in the Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Group meets every other Wednesday. Phone 270-575-2721 for more information.

Wednesday, May 16baptist-health
Diabetes Class
1-4 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 doctor’s order is required. Class meets in the Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2282 for information.

Wednesday, May 16 through Monday, May 21
Big Blue Photography Contest: People’s Choice Voting
3-6 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 fund projects of the Brookport Betterment Committee. For details, click here.

THURSDAY, MAY 17

Thursday, May 17
Kangaroo Klub for Breastfeeding Mothers
10-11:30 a.m.
Immanuel Baptist Church, 1119 Market St., Metropolis
Support group for women who breastfeed or expectant mothers who plan to breastfeed. Phone 270-415-4680 for information.

Thursday, May 17
Disaster Preparedness with Beau Dodson
5:30-6:30 p.m.
McCracken County Coop. Extension, 2025 New Holt Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Learn from local meteorologist, Beau Dodson, all about being prepared in the events of winter weather, severe weather, flooding and earthquakes. He will cover the emergency equipment your family should have on-hand, how to spot hazardous weather conditions, and how to utilize social media and other online resources for safety. The class is free. For information, call at 270-554-9520.  Facebook.

Thursday, May 17
Adventures in Kentucky Barbecue
7 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Author/Professor, Wes Berry, surveys Kentucky’s barbecue traditions with a slide show and tales of the people, places, and plates he’s encountered all over the state while researching The Kentucky Barbecue Book. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 ext. 117 or bwrinkle@mclib.net.  Website.

FRIDAY, MAY 18

Friday, May 18
Lunch & Learn: Healthy Mind & Balance Life
Noon
Massac Memorial Hospital, 28 Chick St., Metropolis
Speaker is Dr. Ron Johnson. To reserve a seat, call 618-524-7370 ext. 2175 by Monday, May 14. Sponsored by New Beginnings Department.

Friday-Saturday,  May 18-19, 2018
Lower Town Art & Music Festival
Fri. 3-10:30 p.m .
Sat. 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Lower Town district, 7th and Madison streets, Paducah, Ky.
The annual Fine Art and Music Festival will feature art displayed in the heart of this nationally recognized gallery district. Bands will perform free concerts and lots of food and artist vendors available.  Website – Music Schedule – Artists List.

Friday, May 18
Comedy Mayhem
8 p.m.
Fat Edd’s, 322 Ferry St., Metropolis
Hosted by Jesse Barfield. Featuring Monty Mitchell, Todd Holloman, KL Mason, MK Gannon, Chloe Stillwell, Clint Holt, and Jorge Machaen. Facebook.

Friday-Saturday, May 18-19
Live Music at Harrah’s: DJ Michelle Bradley
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
You name it and she will probably have it and don’t be surprised if you see her dancing on as well. Different musicians will perform each weekend in the Signature Bar in casino.  Website.  Facebook.

SATURDAY, MAY 19

Saturday, May 19kids fishing image
Kids Fishing Derby
8:30 a.m.-Noon
Pennant Bar, Pond #4, 10699 IL 146, Grantsburg, IL
Kids ages 5-15 are invited. Learn to fish and have fun with games and crafts. Children will sign up by age for fishing and casting contests. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in different fishing categories. Must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch will be provided.

Saturday, May 19
Paducah Police Bicycle & Surplus Auction
9-10 a.m., Registration at 8 a.m.
Paducah Police Dept., 1400 Broadway St., Paducah, Ky.
The Department will be selling 85 bicycles and miscellaneous items including televisions, laptops, tablets, computer monitors, portable thermal printers, fishing equipment, a small air compressor, a toolbox, tools, filing cabinets, office furniture, portable heaters, plastic storage cabinets, and much more. For details, visit Facebook.

Saturday, May 19baptist-health
Safe Sitter Class
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
This 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 $30, which includes lunch. Class is held in Conference Room A, Medical Park 2. Phone 270-575-8444 for information.

Saturday, May 19
Exploring Cave Creek Glade
10 a.m.-Noon
Cache River State Natural Area, Cave Creek Glade Access
Join botanist Erin Medvecz for a wildflower walk at Cave Creek Glade. Learn how to identify spring blooming plants by their flowers and later season bloomers by their leaves. Hike the short but steep trail to the top of the glade to see a spectacular display of purple coneflowers in bloom. Meet at parking lot near glade, off State Highway 45.  For information, call 618-657-2064. Website.

Saturday, May 19
(Paducah) Franklin Jr. School Annual Reunion/Luncheon
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Robert Cherry Civic Center, 2701 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The annual Franklin Jr. High (Paducah School) Reunion Luncheon/Get Together begins at 11 a.m. and will eat around 1:30-2 p.m. Meat and drinks are provided but everyone is requested to bring a covered dish. Event is free. For information, contact Tom Willoughby at 270-898-2489 or willoughbyte@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 19
Free Buffet for Service Men and Women
11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Harrah’s, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
To celebrate Armed Forces Day, Harrah’s would like to honor our service men and women with a free buffet. Fresh Buffet & Bakery features Southern and country-style cuisine, with dishes like cornmeal fried catfish, hush puppies and pecan pie.

Saturday, May 19 Relay for Life image
Massac County Relay for Life: Give Cancer the Boot
4-10 p.m.
Downtown Market Street, Metropolis
The annual fundraising event for the American Cancer Society features Survivor/Caregiver Walk and Luminary Ceremony. For details and event schedule, see our Post.

Saturday, May 19
Four Rivers Harley-Davidson Open House
Noon-4 p.m.
Four Rivers Harley-Davidson, 3005 Old Husbands Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Come and celebrate their 115th Anniversary with free lunch/drinks, live music, and in-store poker run for H-D 115th Anniversary Swag. First 115 customers will get a Limited Edition Anniversary pin. Test ride any new 2018 Motorcycle for a free 115th Anniversary towel. Located just off Exit 11.  Facebook.

Saturday, May 19
Master Gardeners Silent Auction & Green Elephant Sale
12:30-3 p.m.
McCracken County Coop. Extension, 2025 New Holt Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Auction items include 3 storage sheds, large portable carport, gazebo, green house, 3 lawn mowers, 2 roto tillers, and various garden tools, planters and other items. The Green Elephant sale is a “you dig” plant sale, featuring perennial plants like shrubs, bulb and plants that you dig and take. Participants must bring their own tools for digging, and plants are not labeled. Facebook.

SUNDAY, MAY 20

Sunday, May 20
Services for Pastor Orlando McReynolds
11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
First Missionary Baptist Church, 7th & Vienna sts., Metropolis
Rev. Marcus Lee from Aurora will deliver the 11 a.m. message in the morning service  Dinner will follow in the Family Life Center. Rev. Alfred Anderson will be in charge of the 3 p.m. Appreciation Service. Dinner will be served in the Family Life Center after the The public is invited to attend.

MONDAY, MAY 21

Monday-Thursday, May 21-24
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
9:30 and 10 a.m.
Cinemark Theater, 5159 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Captain Underpants is playing this week. Ten fun films for kids. Ten movies for $5 or one movie for $1. All films are rated PG. For movie schedule, see our Post.

Monday, May 21baptist-health
Look Good, Feel Better
2-4 p.m.
Baptist Health Cancer Care Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free workshop helps patients cope with physical side effects of cancer. Workshop is held in the Oncology Resource Room. Registration is required by calling 800-227-2345.

Monday, May 21
Sibling Classbaptist-health
5-6 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class helps prepare children ages 2 to 9 for the arrival of a new brother or sister. Meeting is held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

Monday, May 21baptist-health
Breastfeeding Class
6-8 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. To register, call 270-575-2229.

Every Monday
Monday Night Live: Just Friends
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Come and enjoy live music, dancing, and refreshments. Different band will play each week. Donation is required to help cover the cost of the band hired to play. Organizers are unpaid volunteers who donate the food that is served. For information, call 618-638-2595.

TUESDAY, MAY 22

Tuesday, May 22  (register by May 15)
MCHS Lady Patriot Soccer Banquet
6 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
Taco bar and fixings catered by Just Like Mama’s. Cost is $9 per person.
Must RSVP to April Lewis by May 15th. You must pay for the number you reserve. Payment can be taken in advance. Facebook.

Tuesday, May 22
Big Blue Photography Contest Reception
6-8 p.m.
The reception is being held to recognize the local talent taking photographs of the surrounding area. The People’s Choice Award will be announced determined by the public voting. For details, click here.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23

Wednesday, May 23
Massac County Youth Football Registration
4-6:30 p.m.
Massac County Community Center, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis
Registration for tackle football for 3-4 grades, 5-6 grades, and 7-8 grades. Registration available on Saturday, June 2nd, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Facebook.

Wednesday, May 23
Radiation Lawsuit Community Meeting
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St.
Come learn more about what testing has shown in the homes near the UF6 plant, Honeywell. Facebook.

THURSDAY, MAY 24

Thursday-Monday, May 24-28
HerrinFesta Italiana
The event features great Italian food, family fun, an array of contests for all ages, and a fine arts and crafts exhibit, bocce ball tournament, car show, bike and pet parade and concert performances by Beach Boys, Lee Brice, Queensryche, Slaughter, and Kix and many more. For details, visit website.

FRIDAY, MAY 25

Friday, May 25 – Sunday, June 10
14th Annual Southern Illinois Music Festival
Festival features three-dozen professional performances from Twos by Tues. Carbondale to Cairo, Murphysboro to Marion and at many points in between. In addition to members of the New Chicago Chamber Orchestra, musicians from throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia perform orchestral and chamber music, opera, patriotic music, and jazz in an informal and inviting atmosphere.  Website.

Friday, May 25
Mexican Cuisine Class
10 a.m.-Noon
McCracken County Coop. Extension, 2025 New Holt Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Come for a free community workshop and learn all about making delicious and authentic Mexican dishes. The class is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to reserve your spot. For information, or to register, call at 270-554-9520.  Facebook.

Friday, May 25
Movies in the Park: Despicable Me 3
Dusk
Fort Massac State Park picnic area, across from Sonic
The movies are held on select Fridays for free. Come early and bring your blanket and/or lawn chairs. In case of rain, they will be held inside the visitor center. Concessions will be available for purchase. No alcohol is allowed and pets must be on leashes. will start at dusk if weather permitting. If weather looks questionable, please contact the park at 618-524-4712 to check on the status.

Every Friday-Sunday
Live Harness Racing
6 p.m.
Bluegrass Downs, 150 Downs Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Catch the live racing action every Friday through Sunday from May 25 through June 24. Website.

Friday, May 25
Joppa High School Graduation
7 p.m.
Joppa High School
Details will be listed as they become available.

Friday-Saturday, May 25-26
Live Music at Harrah’s: Back to Avalon
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
This group recreates Heart’s incredible music. No Heart fan will be left disappointed once they experience their show.Different musicians will perform each weekend in the Signature Bar in casino.  Website.  Facebook.

SATURDAY, MAY 26

Saturday, May 26
Joppa Beta Club Car Wash
8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Plaza Tire Service, 1503 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Help the Joppa Beta Club go to Nationals. Come out and get your car washed and support a good cause.

Saturday & Sunday, May 26-27
Kentucky Dam Village Arts and Crafts Show
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort, 113 Administration Dr, Gilbertsville, KY
This annual Arts and Crafts Show is on the Memorial Day Weekend. It is located at the Old Beach Area (next to Convention Center) and features handcrafted items by artists, fair food and Kentucky Lake’s beautiful scenery. For information, call 800-325-0146.  Facebook.

Saturday, May 26
Memorial Day Service
10 a.m.
Mounds City National Cemetery, Old US Hwy 51, Mounds City, Il.
This elaborate service consists of the National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, lowering of the Flag, Invocation, Civil War Re-enactors, Guest Speakers, Laying of the Wreath, Benediction, rifle and canon salute, and Taps. 618-748-9041. Facebook.

Saturday-Sunday, May 26-27
Memorial Day Celebration in Thebes
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
1848 Thebes Courthouse
Food, quilt raffle, door prizes, music, vendors  www.thebescourthouse.com

Saturday, May 26  (register by May 22)
Kid’s Craft: Comic Book Magnets
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
You will be using Mod Podge, old comic books, acrylic shapes, and magnets.  This program is free and intended for kids ages 10 and up.  Please call or come into the library to make sure there are enough supplies. Facebook.

SUNDAY, MAY 27

Sunday-Wednesday, May 27-30
Gospel Meeting: That Which Is Perfect
Sun. 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Weekdays: 7 p.m.
​North Crockett Church of Christ, 508 Crockett St., Brookport
Speakers will include Eric Doss, Philip Jones, Antoine Hutcheson. and Paul Wingfield. Sunday services include Bible study at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m., fellowship at 1 p.m., and congregational singing and preaching at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. If transportation is needed, call 270-442-5670 or 618-564-2323.​

MONDAY, MAY 28

Monday, May 28
Memorial Day closings in Metropolis
Closures include banks, government offices, including post offices and most retail businesses. Trash service will be delayed one day throughout the city.

Monday-Thursday, May 21-24
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
9:30 and 10 a.m.
Cinemark Theater, 5159 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, Ky.
The Emoji Movie is playing this week. Ten fun films for kids. Ten movies for $5 or one movie for $1. All films are rated PG. For movie schedule, see our Post.

Monday, May 28
Memorial  Day Service
11 a.m.
Memorial Park next to the Metropolis Public Library
The posting of colors, invitation to veterans and open prayer will be presented. Taps will be performed and a 21-gun salute will be featured. Guest speaker will be a local pastor. National Anthem will be sung by American Heritage Girls Troop IL 1230 and Trail Life USA Troop IL 2343. Everyone is encouraged to come honor those who served.

Every Monday
Monday Night Live: Due South
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Come and enjoy live music, dancing, and refreshments. Different band will play each week. Donation is required to help cover the cost of the band hired to play. Organizers are unpaid volunteers who donate the food that is served. For information, call 618-638-2595.

TUESDAY, MAY 29

Tuesday, May 29
Joppa Junior High School Graduation
7 p.m.
Joppa Junior High School
Details will be listed as they become available.

THURSDAY, MAY 31

Thursday, May 31
Rotary Social Kickball Game
6-8:30 p.m.
Fort Massac Fairground Shelter, Metropolis
Put your best foot forward and bring your A-game for a friendly and fun game of kickball. Get to know what Rotary is all about and the difference they continue to make in our community and all over the world. Bring your family and friends.  Facebook.

Thursday-Sunday, May 31 – June 16
Sister Act – The Musical
Thu.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 9th  2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sun. 2:30 p.m.
Market House Theater, 132 Market House Square., Paducah, Ky.
A nightclub singer hopeful is also the girlfriend of a mobster. After witnessing a murder, she hides out in a convent and turns everything upside down. This uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.  Website.


TENTATIVE EVENTS —–

Monday-Saturday  (during peak growing season)
Metropolis Farmers Market
7 a.m.-Noon
1517 E. 5th Street, Metropolis
New location this year across from Fort Massac Park pond entrance with easy parking and turn around access.d the Metropolis Chamber office.  Farmers Market will be held every Saturday through the growing season.

Saturday, 
3rd Annual MCDAC Carnival
5-7 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.

Friday-Saturday,
Hunter Safety Course
Fri.  6-9 p.m.,  Sat.  8 a.m.-3 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 mcfb2@frontier.com.

Saturday, May 
Annual Fiber and Arts Sale
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Massac County Community Center, Youth Fairgrounds,
North Avenue and Korte Road, Metropolis or 37.1836503,-88.7256399
Join Southern Illinois Spinners & Weavers at their 9th annual festival. Come shop at this marketplace for spinning fibers, yarns, handcrafted felted, woven, knitted, or crochet textiles, soaps, pottery, herbs and much more. Free admission and parking. Featuring Demos and throughout the day. Learn how people used to make clothes before the Industrial Revolution. For information visit website or Facebook.

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