October 2018

For weekly and monthly events, please visit our Recurring Events listing.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2

Monday, Oct. 2steamboats image, American Queen and Mississippi Queen
Queen of the Mississippi at Port of Paducah
10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Riverfront at Broadway & Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Welcome the Queen of the Mississippi to Paducah’s historic riverfront as she cruises America’s inland waterways. Docking dates and times are expected to change throughout the year given complications on the river. Some of these changes may be in a last-minute fashion. For more dates, visit website.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4

Thursday, Oct. 4
Miss Fluorspar Pageant

High school commons area, IL 146, Elizabethtown, Illinois
Flourspar Festival follows on Friday and Saturday in Rosiclare. For information, visit website.

Thursday, Oct. 4receipt drop
Receipts for Charity: Breast Cancer
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sissy’s Sweet Shoppe, 613 Market 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, Oct. 4
Tales from Bloody Breathitt – Ghosts of Appalachia
7 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Jerry Deaton always liked a good ghost story. Deaton also knows that Breathitt County, along with Eastern Kentucky and entire Appalachian region of America, is a hotbed of ghost stories. Deaton will share some of his stories and talk about folklore and literature from around Appalachia. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 ext. 117 or bwrinkle@mclib.net.  Website.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 5-6
Annual Fluorspar Festival
Rosiclare, Illinois
Events include parade, carnival, quilt show, pageant and food. Car show on Saturday. For information, visit website.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 12-14
Union County Colorfest Celebration
Celebrate the fall season throughout Union County. Special Illinois Bi-Centennial events include a visit from Abe Lincoln, a marker dedication, a Cemetery Walk and, Driving Tour. For information, call 800-248-4373 or visit Website.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

Saturday, Oct. 13
Buddy Bass Tournament
Lake Kinkaid, 52 Cinder Hill Dr., Murphysboro, IL
2 Man Fishing Tournament. Usually held the first Saturday in October.   $120 Team Entry. For details, visit Website.

Saturday, Oct. 13
Myasthenia Gravis Walk
9 a.m. Registration
10 a.m. Walk begins
Washington Park, 3rd and Metropolis St.
The walk is a charity event for the rare disease, Myasthenia Gravis. There will be a 1-mile and 1½-mile walk and the final destination of the walk will be at Washington Park. Form a team at Mgwalk.org, location southern Illinois, or click here to join Paula McGinnis’ team “Rocknmc”.  The event is free, but donations for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America are accepted.

Saturday, Oct. 13
Pickin’ at the Patch: Fall Market Day
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rendleman Orchards, 9680 State Hwy 127 N, Alto Pass, IL
http://www.rendlemanorchards.com   There will be creative vendors of vintage, primitives, rust & junk, antique and handmade items. Big Blue’s Que, shopping, along with our fresh-picked apples, apple cider donuts and cider slushes will make for a great fall junkin’ atmosphere around the pumpkin patch. There will be an outdoor photo booth in the patch. Admission of $1 will be collected to help support Bald Knob Cross. Facebook. Website.

Saturday, Oct. 13
Big Muddy Brew Fest

Noon-4 p.m.
Riverside Park, Murphysboro
Event celebrates the heritage and growth of the craft beer industry in Murphysboro. The event not only donates the proceeds to local charities in the community, but gives back to those who enjoy something different. Relish the scenery of historic Riverside Park, enjoy live music and sip on some of the freshest beer in Southern Illinois.  Website.  Facebook.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

Sunday, Oct. 14
Bass Tournament
Golconda, Illinois
Chamber of Commerce – Golconda Marina. For information, call 618-683-9006.

Sunday, Oct. 14
Golconda Fall Festival
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Downtown Golconda, IL
Pope County Courthouse lawn, Golconda, Illinois
Arts and crafts, antiques, collectibles, action exhibits, furniture and game booths fill the courthouse lawn. Festival is held every year on the 2nd Sunday in October. For information, 618-683-4317 or visit Facebook.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 19-21
7th Annual Maiden Alley Oktoberfest
Fri. 6 p.m. Beer Dinner at Freight House
Sat. time TBA, Beer, Sausage, Dance, Repeat at Maiden Alley
Sun. 11 a.m., Brunch at location TBA
Market House Square, Broadway & Kentucky Ave., Paducah
Funds raised will aid in generating much needed operating support for Maiden Alley Cinema. More details coming soon on Website.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 20-21
Annual Fort Massac Encampment
Sat. 10 a.m-6:30 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Military and civilian craft activities and demonstrations. Both days begin with a post of colors. Highlights include mock battles and tactical demonstrations, voyagers, traders, craftsman, arrowhead show, children’s games, music and period food and dress. Free admission. For information, call 618-524-4712. Website.   Facebook.

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 20-21
Annual Vulture Fest
Sat. 11 a.m,-7 p.m.
Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Downtown Makanda, IL
Black vultures and turkey vultures fly and swoop in the skies each fall. This event is a celebration of the vulture’s annual migration with live music and displays by local artists for purchase. Event held the 3rd weekend of October.  Website.

Saturday, Oct. 20
Guided Hike at Cedar Bluff
Noon-2 p.m.
Fern Clyffe State Park, Cedar Bluff, IL
Enjoy a fall hike at Cedar Bluff Natural Area, an annex of Ferne Clyffe State Park that features bluffs more than 50 feet tall, rocky overhangs, a shelter cave and dramatic views of southern Illinois’ fall colors from the crest of the bluff. For directions and other information, call 618-657-2064. Website.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

Tuesday,Oct. 23 – Wednesday, Oct. 31
Red Ribbon Week
Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition will sponsor this special week of awareness to help us to understand and eliminate drug use in our community. For information, contact Natalie Quint at 618-524-9368, ext. 212.  Some of the events planned for local schools include the distribution of pencils, handouts, buttons, and red ribbons to pin on backpacks. Website.  Facebook.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 25-28
The Wall That Heals, Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica
All day, all night
Carson Park, 300 N. 30th St., Paducah, Ky.
The Wall that Heals along with a mobile Education Center will be available 24 hours a day and is free to the public. Visitors will be able to do name rubbings of individual names on The Wall. Brought to the community by Milner and Orr Funeral Home. For details, visit website.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

Friday, Oct. 26
Van Tour in Cache River Watershed
various departure times
Tunnel Hill State Trail Headquarters, Vienna, IL
Tour ios for senior citizens and persons with physical limitations to enjoy the wildlife, native plants and fall color and share stories about the history and hydrology of the Cache River Watershed. The tour will explore a section of the Tunnel Hill State Trail between Vienna and Tunnel Hill. For departure times and required reservation, call the Wetlands Center at 618-657-2064.  Website.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

Saturday, Oct. 27
6th Annual Shawnee Marathon
7:30 a.m. Marathon, 8:30 a.m. Half-marathon, 9:30 a.m. Shawnee 10K
An officially sanctioned Boston Marathon qualifying event. The scenic marathon route runs from the majestic Garden of the Gods and finishes in downtown Harrisburg. The Half-Marathon runs from Southeastern Illinois College and finishes in downtown Harrisburg. The Shawnee 10K will be an out and back starting and finishing in downtown Harrisburg. For details, visit website.

Saturday, Oct. 27
Paducah Farmer’s Market: Last Market Day
7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Downtown Paducah’s Riverfront
Every Saturday the Market sells produce, eggs, fresh meats, baked goods and artist creations. There will be many activities such as childrens’ craft tables, acoustic music, balloon animals, face painting, food sampling, cooking demonstrations, plant and farm education. For more information visit paducahky.gov/farmers-market.

Saturday, Oct. 27
Tour de Shawnee Bike Ride

Horseshoe Lake Community Center, State Highway 3, Olive Branch, Il.
8 a.m.
The best little ride in the Midwest starts in Olive Branch, Illinois at the Community Center at 8 AM.  Route options include 15, 30, 45, 60 and 100 miles that wind through Horseshoe Lake and the Shawnee National Forest.  Unique rest stops provide free food and drink to registered riders all along the way. Tail gate party on Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. For details, see our Post (coming soon).  For information, call 618-776-5893 or visit website.

Saturday, Oct. 27
Kincaid Mounds Archaeology Field Day
10 a.m.-3 p.m
Kincaid Mounds, Massac County, Illinois
Formal presentations on the Mississippian Culture and results of excavations by SIU-Summer Field Schools will begin at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. There will be artifact displays, information tables, and a walking tour to Mound 8. Program is free and restroom facility available, but no refreshment sold.  Kincaid Mounds is located 10 miles east of Brookport, Illinois.  From the northern edge of Brookport on Route 45, turn east on Unionville Road, go 6.26 miles to New Cut Road, then turn south and travel 3.6 miles to the Kincaid Mounds Road. www.kincaidmounds.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

Sunday, Oct. 28
Annual Rods & Squads Car Show
11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Downtown Golconda, Illinois
The show brings a mixture of classic cars and vintage to state-of-the-art law enforcement vehicles. Valve cover racing returns this year. Free event. For information, call 618-683-5171.  Facebook.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31

Tuesday, Oct. 31
Trick or Treat Hours
5-8 p.m. Metropolis, Brookport, Joppa
5-9 p.m. Paducah, Ky.
Drivers need to be especially careful as they travel during these hours. Residents are asked to have their porch lights on if they are distributing treats to costumed youngsters.


TENTATIVE EVENTS———-

Through Oct. date tba
Les Easterday Community Service Award Nominations Accepted
The award recognizes that a Massac County resident’s contributions to the community and encourages volunteerism by calling attention to the work and achievements of others. All nomination letters should be submitted to Rotary Awards PO Box 472 Metropolis, IL 62960 no later than October 8. The Metropolis Rotary Club will donate $250 to the charity of the recipient’s choice. The award winner will be announced at the annual Metropolis Chamber of Commerce banquet, scheduled for October 26. Additionally, the name of the winner will be added to the Les Easterday monument on the Massac County courthouse lawn.

Sept. – Oct.
Fall Reading Program – Taco ‘Bout Your Favorite Book
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Kids age 12 and under are invited to read some books and earn some prizes.  All the kids have to do is register with Ms. Angie and read. The reading logs and taco bags will be ready to pick up on Tuesday, Sept. 5th.  Anytime the kids check out books, put their receipts in the box provided at the circulation desk. The kid who reads the most will win a grand prize. Library hours are Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. For information, call 618-524-4312 ext. 3.

ThroughCoat drive Oct.
CNB Coat Drive
City National Bank, 423 Ferry St.,
or 2070 E. 5th St., Metropolis
New and gently used coat donations will be accepted at both the main and branch offices. Coats will be distributed Wed. Oct. 18th from 4-6 p.m. at the Metropolis Library and Brookport Library.

Month of October
Scarecrow Contest for Charity
Market Street, Metropolis
Businesses & Organizations are invited to participate in the 1st Ever Metropolis Scarecrow Decorating Contest. The public is invited to vote for their favorite scarecrow with donating money at the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce office. The winner will receive all donations collected to donate to their Massac County charity of choice. Suggested charities include but are not limited to COPE Food Pantry, Guardian House Women’s Shelter, Hope Unlimited, etc. The City of Metropolis will match the donation up to $250.

chili-potato-lunch-topTuesday, Oct.
Annual Chili & Baked Potato Lunch
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Central Hall, 1009 North Avenue, Metropolis
Benefit for Massac County United Way. Meal includes Chili, Baked Potato and Dessert and the cost is $8. Pick up and delivery only. For information, contact Caroline Jones at 270-853-2544.

throwathonTuesdays, Oct. , Nov. , and Dec.
Empty Bowls Throwathon
5–8 p.m.
PSAD, 9th & Madison sts., Paducah, Ky.
Paducah School of Art and Design invites you to make incredible bowls that will power this Spring’s Empty Bowls Project. Everyone is welcome and no prior experience is required. They provide the clay.  Facebook

howl at moonThursday, Oct.
Annual Howl At The Moon
6:30-8:30 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
This year features the sounds of The Cruisers, whose musical styles include blues, classic rock, pop, country rock, funk, soul, and Motown. Howl at the Moon offers a family-friendly atmosphere featuring fall-themed activities, food, and music that everyone can enjoy.

Saturday, Oct. 
Olmsted Annual Catfish Days
8 a.m.
Village of Olmstead, Il.
A flea market and community-wide yard sale will run throughout the day. Live entertainment at the Front Street Stage. Fish dinners will be sold beginning at 11 a.m. at City Hall. Menu includes catfish dinner and sides for $10 for adults and $5 for children , 8 and under. Other food vendors also available. Parade starts at 1 p.m. at the Lutheran Church. Library will hosts its annual sidewalk book sale along with a farm animal petting zoo. Helicopter rides available. Old train depot will be open. Everyone is invited and reminded to bring lawn chairs.

Saturday-Sunday, Oct.
Annual Blue’s Junk & Primitivies Fall Gathering
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 9 a.m. –3 p.m.
409 Camore St., Creal Springs, IL
Over 75 booths will set up beside the City Hall building filled with antiques, primitives, handmade items and rusty junk.  Admission $1 or canned good collected by the Southern Illinois Junk Bunch for local food pantries.  For information, call 618-922-1130 or visit Facebook Page.

Saturday, Oct.
Saline County Bluegrass and BBQ Festival
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
On the grounds of the Saline Creek Pioneer Village and Museum in Harrisburg (map)
Event features live blue grass music from a lineup of several well known blue grass bands. Food is available. Free admission but canned goods appreciated fr local food pantries. Parking provided by Boy Scouts for $1. Large tent provided. Bring your own lawn chair.   Facebook

Saturday, Oct.
3rd Annual Mud Bog and Car Show
11 a.m. until dark
Brookport, Illinois
There will be vendors, beer garden and raffle, and also a kids foot race. Car Show starts at 1 p.m. Races start at 2 p.m. No admission fee to the general area of the park with the vendors, car show, beer garden, band and raffle items. Pit pass is $10. Registration fees are $25 for ATV and $40 for Side by Sides. First place cash prize of $125 will be awarded and $75 for second place for each category. Yard sale will be held to raise funds for an animal shelter in Brookport. Hosted by the Brookport Police Department. For information, call 618-564-3405.

snake walkSaturday, Oct.
Snake Walk
Noon-3 p.m.
Winters Pond Parking Area, LaRue Pine Hills, Shawnee National Forest
Shawnee Friends hosts the Snake Walk with IDNR Herpetologist Scott Ballard on the world-famous Snake Road on the Shawnee National Forest. Come and enjoy this leisurely walk to view interesting snakes, reptiles and amphibians along the bluffs and swamps. Bring your camera. Dogs scare wildlife, so please leave them home so others can enjoy the hike. Kid-friendly. Click here for map.

Saturdays, Oct.
Downtown Walking Ghost Tours
7:00, 7:30, 8:15, and 8:45 p.m.
Market House Theater, 141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Walk the streets of Downtown Paducah led by a Ghostly Guide as you walk to the actual sites filled with history, legend and lore and hear about the side of Paducah history filled with murder and the terrors of the nights. Tickets $15 for adults and $5 children, ages 12 and under.  Not recommended for children under 5 years old. For details, see Facebook or call 270-444-6828.

Friday-Saturday, Oct.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Haunted House of Horrors
7-9:30 p.m.
Anna Arts Center, 125 W. Davie St, Anna, IL
Come if you dare to meet your worst nightmare. The demons and ghouls that rule the abandoned fire station will give you a run through the maze. Admission is $5 per person or groups of 5 for $20. For information, call 904-625-1109 or visit Facebook Page.

Friday, Oct.
Annual Atkinson Scholarship Dinner
4-7 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Menu includes chicken and dumplings, seasoned green beans, candied yams, coleslaw, bread basket, assorted desserts and choice of coffee, tea or soda. Silent auction will also be available. Proceeds will benefit the Sabrina Dawn Atkinson Escrow Scholarship Fund to help local high school students to enroll in college level courses while earning their diploma.

Saturday, Oct.
Art Through the Lens: Opening Ceremony
5-7 p.m.
Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
Each year from the hundreds of works submitted, 60 to 100 images are selected for exhibition by a highly qualified juror, with five of them receiving cash awards. An awards presentation will be held during the opening reception. Exhibition runs through Nov. 25.  Website

Saturday, Oct. 
Hunter’s Moon Festival
Downtown, 1858 J H O’Bryan Ave., Grand Rivers, KY
This Famous Festival feature a taste of the lakes food vending area, craft and flea market vendors, Little Mr. and Miss Pageant, children’s Halloween costume parade and awards, children’s games and activities, live music and dance in Little Lake Park, and the big parade. Each year, the big parade is Santa’s first visit to Western Kentucky.  For details, see website.

Saturday, Oct.
Annual Old Time Men’s Southside Get Together/Lunch
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Calvary Baptist Church, Clements and Powell sts., Paducah, KY
This group of men grew up on the south side of Paducah in the 1920’s-? and went to school together, played sports, etc. Once a year they get together to reunite, eat and visit on the 2nd Saturday of October at the same time and location. Cost is free. For information, contact Tom Willoughby at 270-898-2489 or willoughbyte@gmail.com.

Saturday, Oct.
Puttin’ For Paws 4-Person Golf Scramble
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Paxton Park Golf Course, 841 Berger Rd., Paducah, KY
Teams of 4 play for first, second and third place. Prizes also awarded for closest to the pin and longest drive. Registration begins at 11 am with chili and hot dog luncheon, then shotgun start at 12 noon. Cost is $50 per player ($200 per team). Come on out for a great day on the course with your friends, and help support our animals. Facebook

Saturday, October
Living History Day
2 p.m.
Thebes Historical Courthouse, 5th & Oak sts., Thebes, IL.
The historical reenactment titled “Court Cases of the 8000’s” are based upon actual local events with a sprinkling of imagination and humor. Admission cost is donation for the maintenance and preservation of the Old Courthouse.  Website  Facebook

Saturday, Oct.
Annual Paducah Zombie Walk
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Fat Moe’s, 902 Broadway St., Paducah, Ky.
Come out dressed as your favorite zombie. Bring canned goods to donate to Paducah Family Services. Makeup provided for $3 or for a bag of canned goods. There will be DJ music and  the event will kick off the walk with a performance of Michael Jacksons “Thriller.” The walk starts at 4:30, so show up at 3:30 or 4 to register and get makeup done. First come first serve until the walk starts. For information, call 270-331-1574.  Facebook Event

Saturday, Oct.
Fountain Avenue Fall Festival
5-8 p.m.
Lang Park, 350 Fountain Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The family-oriented festival includes free food, games, activities, and a hayride. A movie will be shown at dusk. Costume contest is at 5 p.m. For information, call 270-444-8690.  Website

Monday-Friday, Oct. , and Oct.
Annual Fall 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. Post coming soon with restrictions and contact information.

Wednesday-Sunday, Oct.
Judgment House
Wed.-Fri. 6:-8:30 p.m.
Sat. 5-9:30 p.m.
Sun. 4-8 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
Judgement House is a walk-through drama that presents the truth of people’s choices versus the consequences of those, decisions both in this life and the next. Walk-ins and groups are welcome. Reservations are preferred. Tours depart every 10 minutes. No admission charge. Donations will be accepted.   Website

Thursday, Oct.
Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet
Time and place TBA
Details coming soon. Winner of the Les Easterday Community Service Award will be announced.

Friday, Oct.
Annual Guided Van Fall Tour in Cache River Watershed
Four trips scheduled throughout the day
Tunnel Hill State Trail office in Vienna, IL
Enjoy the fall foliage and learn more about the wildlife, history and hydrology of the Cache River Watershed on this guided van tour for senior citizens and persons with physical limitations. The tour will explore a section of the Tunnel Hill State Trail between Vienna and the Cache River Wetlands Center. Limited seats so register in advance by calling 618-657-2064. Website

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 
Haunted Forest and Spooky Hayride

6 p.m.
Main Brothers Campground, 186 Campground Rd., Karnak
Come and bring the whole family for a night of fun. There is a $3 charge for one time through or $5 charge to go through 2 times. There will also be a bonfire. Hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and cotton candy available for purchase. For information, call 618-634-9311.

Friday, Oct. 
Halloween in the Meadows
7-8 p.m.
Misty Meadows Senior Living, 2550 Devers Rd., Metropolis
Parents are encouraged to bring the kids dressed in costume for a fun time. Refreshments and door prizes offered.

Saturday, Oct.
Tour de Seven Fall Into Fitness 5K Run/Walk
7 a.m. Registration
8 a.m. Run/Walk
Ferne Clyffe State Park, State Route 37, Goreville, IL
Park is located 1 mile south of Goreville. The course is moderately difficult and offers impressive vistas, rare plants and breathtaking fall foliage. It is a combination of blacktop, grass and dirt trail surfaces some of which are uneven around the lake area (not stroller or wheelchair friendly) with varied grates of inclines and declines. Pets on a leash are welcome and Hydration/First Aid Stations will be available. For information, visit websites at RunSignUp or Southern7.

Saturday, Oct.
5th Annual Pulaski Pecan Bonanza
8 a.m.
Pulaski fairgrounds, 497 W. Commercial St., Pulaski, IL
Come for family fun with the beauty pageant, helicopter rides, singing contest, musical entertainment and vendors.  For information, call 618-342-6700 or visit Facebook

Saturday, Oct.
17th Annual Diabetes Expo
8:30 a.m. Registration begins
9 a.m. Presentations begin
McCracken County Extension Office, 2025 New Holt Rd, Paducah, Ky.
Free health screenings will include blood pressure, hemoglobin A1C, blood sugar, foot exams and depression. Many local businesses will have information booths. The featured speaker will be Jaynie Higgins, diabetes advocate, personal lifestyle coach and co-author of “The Ultimate Diabetes Meal Planner.” A cooking demo and featured speaker begins at 10 a.m., followed by a free lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Reservations for lunch must be made by Oct. 20 by phoning 270-444-9625, ext. 107. For information, contact DeAnna Leonard, RN, BSN, licensed Diabetes Educator at 270-444-9625, ext. 107.

Saturday, Oct. 
Shawnee College Family Fun Festival
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Shawnee Community College, 8364 Shawnee College Rd., Ullin, Il.
Free hot dogs, popcorn, drinks, games and so much candy. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes. There will also be hay rides, pumpkin painting, face painting and photo booth. For information, call 618-634-3200. Facebook

Saturday, Oct.
Wooftober and Howl-O-Ween Pet Adoption & Costume Contest
10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Stuart Nelson Park, 175 Stuart Nelson Park Rd., Paducah, Ky.
5K Rover Run/Walk starts at 11 a.m. with an entry fee of $5. Money goes to shelter of your choice.  Carve your best pet themed pumpkin at home and bring to event to be judged at 1 p.m. Vendors will be set up and you can buy lunch from Rivertown HotDogs. Costume contest is free and registration begins at 2 p.m. Small Dogs parade at 2:30 p.m. Large Dogs parade at 3:00 p.m. Awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Puppies and dogs available for adoption.

Saturday, Oct. 
Meet the Saints
1-3 p.m.
Shawnee College, 8364 Shawnee College Rd., Ullin, Il.
Pre-game activities start at 12:30 p.m.  Come and meet the Saints and get their autographs and watch the Saints Dunk Contest. Free admission and free popcorn.

Saturday, Oct.
Halloween Party at the Library
5-7 p.m.
Metropolis LIbrary, 317 Metropolis St.
This free program is intended for the whole family. There will be a costume contest for the parents and kids. There will also be some spooky games and some ghoulish snacks will be served. Please call or come by the library to register by Monday, Oct. 23rd to make sure they have enough refreshments. For information, contact Angela Lockard at  618-524-4312 ext. 3 or alockard1982@gmail.com.

Saturday, Oct.
4th Annual Trunk Or Treat
5-7 p.m.
Fort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Fun, safe and family oriented event for the community. There will be a bouncy house and free hot dogs and drinks while supplies last. There will also be a booth decorating contest and “Not-So-Haunted Trail” along with a scavenger hunt. Stuff the Van will be collecting donations for the Weekend Blessings backpack program. For information or to make donations, call Neal Pankey at 618-524-4712.

Saturday, Oct.
Metropolis Super Zombie Walk
6-10 p.m.
8th and Market Streets, Metropolis
Wear your frightful, fearsome zombie clothes and rattle your bones in the street. There will be a costume contest and the event is free.

Sunday, Oct. 
Fall Fun Night
4:30–7 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
All families are welcome to attend a free night of Fall Christian Fun.  Food, games and other activities are being planned.  Just bring a pumpkin to carve or paint.  All decorating supplies will be provided.  Enter through the Education Building by the parking lot and go downstairs to lower level. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 25 by calling Tonya Wiseman at 618-524-2331.

Sunday, Oct. 
Waldo Fall Festival
4-7 p.m.
Waldo Baptist Church, 6970 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
Waldo’s fall festival is a special event for all families and friends. Hayride and cookout (weather permitting), fun & games for the kids. Everyone welcome.

Sunday, Oct. 
2018 Miss Metropolis Scholarship Pageant 
4:30 p.m.
Baymont Inn Theater, 203 E. Front St., Metropolis
Metropolis area young ladies take part in this competition which is a preliminary to the Miss Illinois and Miss America pageants. During the evening, the Miss Metropolis Outstanding Teen and Miss Metropolis Mentoring Program Princesses will also be crowned. New this year will be a crowning of a second teen contestant, and the new title will be Miss Massac County Outstanding Teen.

Sunday, Oct.
Annual St. Paul Trunk or Treat
5-8 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
Chili and hot dog supper at 5 p.m. and trunk or treat at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and  attendees can wear costumes if they wish.

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