May 2017

2017-05-mayFor weekly and monthly events, please see Recurring Events listing.

Monday-Thursday, May 1-4
Massac Unit One Kindergarten Registration and Screening
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 pm
Metropolis Elementary, Mon-Tue, May 1-2
Franklin and Jefferson, Wed, May 3 (at Franklin)
Brookport and Unity, Thu, May 4
Children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2017, and live within the boundaries of Massac Unit One 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 to be performed before entrance to kindergarten Click here for more information.

Through May 13
CNB Tornado Vault Raffle
Win up to $300 in a whirlwind of cash. Drawing will be held on Saturday, May 13th.  Twister of Fun will take place at the Massac County Relay for Life on Saturday, May 20th. All proceeds go towards Massac County Relay for Life.

Through May 20
City National Bank St. Louis Cardinals Get-A-Way Raffle
Raffle Tickets are $1 each or 5 for $5. Raffle includes 4 tickets to the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pirates and $400 spending money. Game is on Saturday, June 24th at 6:16 p.m.  Drawing will be on May 20th. All proceeds benefit Massac County Relay for Life.

Every Saturday
Farmer’s Market
6th and Ferry St., Metropolis

Monday-Friday, April 24-28 and May 1-5
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.

Friday-Sunday, May 5-7
The Secret Life of Girls: Family Series
7:00 p.m.  Friday-Saturday
2:30 p.m.  Sunday
Market House Studio Theater, Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Next to Etcetera2 Coffeehouse, and Kirchhoff’s Bakery on Market Square
A window into the tumultuous world of a group of teenage girls is opened in this dramatization of the destructive effects of girls’ bullying. The girls’ try to deal with gossiping, exclusion, rumors, and cliques at the same time as trying to find a friend, find a place in the group and understand themselves. For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

Saturday, May 6
Market Street Spring Fling
7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Market Street, Metropolis
Vendors will set up from the Superman Statue on Market Street Street to 8th Street. They will have BBQ, Amish Baked Goods and a lot of other baked goods, mini donuts made on the spot, popcorn and so many other good things to eat. There will also be have collectibles, arts and crafts, trash and treasures, good junque and too many other items to mention. For more information, contact Tish Lewis at 618-524-2758 or,  or call Rozann Wilkens at 524-2063.

Saturday, May 6
Cobden Community Yard Sale Day
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Yard sales throughout the village of Cobden, Il.

Saturday, May 6
Mother’s Day Craft: Coffee Sugar Scrub
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Any Mother or Grandmother would enjoy this scrub. Coffee, sugar, and coconut oil will be used to make the scrub. All materials will be provided. This program is intended for kids ages 10 and up. Please call or come into the library to register by Saturday, April 29th. For information, call Angela at 618-524-4312 ext. 3.  Website 

Saturday, May 6
Gearheads in Golconda Festival
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Car show
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Mototcycle meet-up
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Live Music
Dozens of prizes and trophies. Dash plaques to the first 100 registered. Pin-up model contest. Free admission and parking. Clean Restrooms, family friendly. For information, contact Chris Walker at 618-499-6379 or Tony Eckert at  Facebook

Sunday, May 7
Randall Atcheson
3:00 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah
Atcheson was the winner of the first Juilliard Organ Competition and subsequently gave the premiere performance on the new pipe organ in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Thursday, May 11
Vince Gill – In Concert
7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah
One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Saturday, May 13
Annual Fiber and Arts Sale
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 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. The marketplace will offer unique items from handcrafted textiles, hand-spun yarns, spinning and felting fibers, pottery, plants, live music and much more. Demonstrations including spinning, weaving, felting, and carding wool will be going on throughout the day.  For more information visit website.

Thursday, May 18
America’s War in Vietnam : A 50 Year Retrospective
7:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
George Herring will explore how we got into Vietnam, what we sought to do there, and why, ultimately, we failed. Herring will focus especially on why this war was so traumatic for our nation and why still 50 years later it continues to haunt us and shape our response to world events. Program is held in the 2nd floor meeting room and is free and open to the public. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 ext. 117 or For program details, visit website.

Friday-Saturday,  May 19-20
Lower Town Art & Music Festival
Fri. 3:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m .
Sat. 10:00 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

Saturday, May 20
Fairy Party
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
There will be fun games, yummy refreshments, and a few door prizes. Costumes are encouraged. This program is intended for everyone. Please call or come into the library by Friday, May 12th and make a reservation to make sure we have enough refreshments. For information, call Angela at 618-524-4312 ext. 3.  Website 

Sunday, May 21
Boston – Hyper Space Tour
7:00 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Boston burst onto the music scene in 1976. With over 17 million copies sold, they have generated hits such as “More Than a Feeling,” “Peace of Mind,” and “Smokin’,” rock staples still playing today. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Monday, May 22
Photography 101
7:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Led by photographer Jim Etheridge, the discussion will provide information on how to improve your photography. Topics will include: composition for everyday photos, including family photos with examples; good and bad technique; posing; what to wear for a portrait; and proper care of your camera. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2150 ext. 117 or

Saturday, May 27
Memorial Day Service
10:00 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

Monday, May 29
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.

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 30-31
Raw Patrol Live! – First ever tour
6:00 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
On a mission to rescue Mayor Goodway and win the race, Ryder and his canine super-hero friends use their unique skills and teamwork to make several heroic rescues as they race to the finish line. VIP Package includes ticket on the Main Floor Rows AA-DD, Meet’n’Greet with Characters, and Souvenir. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

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