October 2017

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

ONGOING:

Through Oct. 8
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. 12 – Oct. 10
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. 16
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.

Every Saturday, through Oct. 31
Farmer’s Market
Courthouse lawn, Superman Square
Anyone that offers fresh produce, baked goods, jams and jellies, or other handmade items are encouraged to participate. For information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 618-524-2714.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1

church_homecomingSunday, Oct. 1
Seven Mile Homecoming
10:00 a.m.
Seven Mile Baptist Church, 2513 IL 145, Metropolis
Special singing by the Soup Group, along with solos. Bro. Jake Ervin, pastor of Weaver Creek Church, will preach. A potluck luncheon will follow. Everyone is invited to attend.

cache swampSunday, Oct. 1
Cache River Swamp Walk
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Come along for a walk in the Cache River Swamp at Cache River State Natural Area. Lower Cache River Swamp Trail journeys along Buttonland Swamp, Cypress Creek and Cache River. Enjoy the flora and fauna along the trail as the guide points out the different plant species which like this wet forest habitat on the way see centuries old trees of the Cache River basin. This scenic path is easy.  For information, call 618-657-2064.  Website

Sunday, Oct. 1 – POSTPONED
Tuesdays With Morrie
3:00 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
[Jamie Farr is unable to perform. The show has been recast and will book a later date.] Tuesdays with Morrie featuring Jamie Farr is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Sundays, Oct. 1, 8 and 15
This Changed Everything: 500 Years of Reformation
6:30 p.m.
Oct. 1, 15: Faith Lutheran, 3464 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Oct. 8, St. John’s Lutheran, 5187 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Anyone wishing to learn about the protestant Reformation is welcome to attend. Discussion time and refreshments follow the program.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2

Monday-Friday, Oct.2 – Nov. 10
SCC Truck Driving Program
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Shawnee Community College, Metropolis Extension Center, 5385 Industrial Park Dr.
The program takes only 16 weeks to complete which includes a six-week program and a ten-week externship. Other program dates Nov. 13 – Dec. 22. For information, call 618-524-3003.

baptist-healthMonday, Oct. 2
Arthritis Support Group
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for people living with arthritis. Meeting is held in the Carson-Myre Center conference room. Phone 270-575-2721 for information.

baptist-healthMonday, Oct. 2
Stroke Support Group
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Baptist Health, 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 Carson-Myre Heart Center conference room. Phone Mary Legge at 270-575-2880 to register.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3

steamboats image, American Queen and Mississippi QueenTuesday, Oct. 3
Queen of the Mississippi at the Port of Paducah
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 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 information and full schedule, click here.

chili-potato-lunch-topTuesday, Oct. 3
Annual Chili & Baked Potato Lunch
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 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. 3, Nov. 7, and Dec. 5
Empty Bowls Throwathon
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 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

Tuesday, Oct. 3
Benefit for Austin Summers
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
El Tequila Restaurant,1407 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Austin is a sophomore at MCHS and recently won the National Junior Pool Tournament in Las Vegas and will now compete Nov. 2-5 at the world tournament in Russia. 20% of sales will go benefit Summers. For information or to donate, call his mother Linda Brewer at 618-638-5312.

baptist-healthTuesday, Oct. 3
Vera Bradley Scrubs Fashion Show
6:00 p.m.
Baptist Heart Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Check out the nation’s largest reveal of a new line of Vera Bradley scrubs. Great prizes will be available. Breast nurse navigator, Terri Walters, RN will share about her recent breast cancer diagnosis and surgery. Portion of proceeds will benefit Your Fight Fund, which helps local cancer patients.

baptist-healthTuesday, Oct. 3
Weight Loss Information Session
6:00 p.m.
Baptist Heart Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Learn about medical and surgical options for weight loss. Meeting held in Carson-Myre Heart Center auditorium. Phone 270-575-8462 for information.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4

baptist-healthWednesdays, Oct. 4 and Oct. 18
Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Class held in Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Group meets every other Wednesday. Phone 270-575-2721 for more information.

Wednesday, Oct. 4
Clothing Giveaway
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Seventh Day Adventist, 2324 North Ave., Metropolis
The public is invited. The church is handicap accessible. A drawing for a gift card will also be held.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5

Thursday, Oct. 5
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. 5
iLuminate
6:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
iLuminate is an entertainment technology company that combines state-of- the-art technology with electrifying entertainers who perform in the dark to create the ultimate performing arts experience. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

howl at moonThursday, Oct. 5
Annual Howl At The Moon
6:30 p.m. – 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.

HobbitThursday-Sunday, Oct. 5-8 and Oct. 13-15
The Hobbit
7:00 p.m.  Thu.-Fri.
2:30 p.m.  Sat.-Sun.
Market House Theater, 132 Market House Square., Paducah, Ky.
A new adaptation of the classic tale, The Hobbit. Bilbo Baggins is a comfortably well-off hobbit with a love for rousing adventure stories. Bilbo is off on a perilous quest encountering both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 6-7
Annual Fluorspar Festival
Rosiclare, Illinois
Events include carnival, pet parade, bicycle & golf cart contest & parade, car/motorcycle show, photo contest, food and craft vendors, barbecue, open house at the American Fluorite Museum, local musical talent, the Festival parade at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and the finale on Saturday evening featuring a fireworks display at the City Park overlooking the river. For information, visit website.

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 6-8
MCHS Class of 1967 50th Reunion
Fort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Reservations are still being accepted. Events include a picnic at Fort Massac Park on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Friends of the class are also invited to attend. For information, call Linda Grace at 618-218-5499.

baptist-healthFriday, Oct. 6
Kangaroo Klub for Breastfeeding Mothers
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
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.

Fridays, Oct. 6 and Oct. 20
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SCC Metro Center, 5385 Industrial Park Road, Metropolis
This two-part class is hosted by Family Counseling Center, Inc. and Southern Seven Health Department. Cost is free. To register: Please send an email with the following information:  (Name – Phone Number – Email – Occupation and Employer Name (if any) – Brief Description of why you’re enrolling in the course) If you do not have access to email, call Joe Elliott at 618-734-2665 or fax this information to 618-734-1999. Website  Facebook

radio daysFriday, Oct. 6
Live Music: Radio Days
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
718 BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
Radio Days is a trio that play mostly acoustic classic songs from 60’s – 2000’s. Their music blends harmony and acoustic guitar and will make you want to sing along! Facebook

The RemediesFriday-Saturday, Oct. 6-7
Live Music at Harrah’s: The Remedies
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
The Remedies are one of the Southeast’s most in-demand cover bands featuring a diverse and deep song list and even deeper dance grooves. Enjoy live music from a local band every weekend in the Signature Bar located in the casino area.   Website   Facebook

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7

Saturday, Oct. 7
Olmsted Annual Catfish Days
8:00 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. 7-8
Annual Blue’s Junk & Primitivies Fall Gathering
Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sun. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 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. 7
Saline County Bluegrass and BBQ Festival
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 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. 7
2nd 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.

Saturday, Oct. 7
MCHS Class of 1956 Class Reunion
Noon
St. John Church, 5201 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
Potluck luncheon at the church. For information, call 618-638-3896.

snake walkSaturday, Oct. 7
Snake Walk
Noon – 3:00 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.

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Gospel Benefit
6:00 p.m.
Fairgrounds Community Center, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis
Music guests are Bobby Shearl and Ed & Cheryl French along with other local talent. Sponsored by Family Worship Center in Metropolis. An offering will be collected with proceeds to benefit the purchase of an evangelism tent. Everyone is invited to attend.

Saturdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21
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.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

Sunday, Oct. 8  
Bass Tournament
Golconda, Illinois
Chamber of Commerce – Golconda Marina. For information, call 618-683-9006.

Sunday, Oct. 8
Golconda Fall Festival
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 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.

Sunday-Monday, Oct. 8-9, Wednesday, Oct.  11
Gospel Meetings
Sun. 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m.
Mon. & Wed., 7:00 p.m.
Broadway Church of Christ, 808 Broadway, Metropolis
Theme is “Let Your Light Be Seen”. Speakers are Mark Turok on Sunday, Leo McKinley on Monday, and Willie Hudspeth on Wednesday. Potluck lunch served at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Finger foods will follow the evening services. Transportation available. For information, call 618-524-5853.

Sundays, Oct. 8 and 15
This Changed Everything: 500 Years of Reformation
6:30 p.m.
8th: St. John’s Lutheran, 5187 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
15th: Faith Lutheran, 3464 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Anyone wishing to learn about the protestant Reformation is welcome to attend (part 2 of 3). Discussion time and refreshments follow the program.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 9

Monday, Oct. 9
Red Cross Blood Drive
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent form). Height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger. For information, see website.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10

baptist-healthTuesday, Oct. 10 and Thursday, Oct. 12
Diabetes Classes
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 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 Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2918 for information.

Tuesday, Oct. 10
End of Fall Reading Program Taco Party
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Everyone that participated in the Fall Reading Program, Taco ‘Bout Your Favorite Book, is invited to attend. The library will announce the winners and give away the prizes, as well as provide delicious Tacos and other snacks. Local author, Rachel Stafford will also be here to read her new children’s book. For information, call 618-524-4312 ext. 3.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12

steamboats image, American Queen and Mississippi QueenThursday-Friday, Oct. 12-13
American Queen at the Port of Paducah
Thursday noon – Friday noon
Riverfront at Broadway & Kentucky Ave., Paducah, KY
Welcome the American Queen 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 information and full schedule, click here.

baptist-healthThursday, Oct. 12
Diabetes Class
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 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 Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2918 for information.

Thursday, Oct. 12  (register by Oct. 10)
Canvas Book Page Art

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Stagger old upcycled book pages and modgepodge them to canvas, and paint the phrase “Between the Pages of a Book is a Lovely Place to be.” This program is intended for ages 18 and up. No charge for this program. Please register by Mon., October 23rd. For information, call the library at 618-524-4312 ext. 3.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
Tuesday, Oct. 31
Haunted House of Horrors
7:00 p.m. – 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-Sunday, Oct. 13-15
Union County Colorfest Celebration
Celebrate the fall season throughout Union County. 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 atmosphere around our pumpkin patch!.There will be an outdoor photo booth. Admission fee  of $1 collected to help support Bald Knob Cross. For information, call 800-248-4373 or visit Website.

Friday, Oct. 13 – rescheduled for Dec. 1
Annual Atkinson Scholarship Dinner
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 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.

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Live Music at Harrah’s: Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces have an energetic style of R&B/Funk is eclectic and electric, soulful and natural.Enjoy live music from a local band every weekend in the Signature Bar located in the casino area.   Website   Facebook

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

Saturday, Oct.14
Art Through the Lens: Opening Ceremony
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 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. 14
Buddy Bass Tournament
Lake Kinkaid, 52 Cinder Hill Dr., Murphysboro, IL
2 Man Fishing Tournament – Usually the first Saturday in October.   $120 Team Entry / $130 Late Entry   $2000 Guaranteed First Place. For details, visit Website

Saturday, Oct. 14
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. 14
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. 14
Guided Walk to Heron Pond & Little Black Slough
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 IL-37, Cypress, Il
Enjoy a colorful fall hike along the Heron Pond and Little Black Slough trails, and learn more about the area’s history, flora and fauna. Meet at the Heron Pond Trail parking lot. For information, call 618-657-2064.  Website

Saturday, Oct. 14
Blessing of the Pets
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Lone Oak United Methodist Church, 3835 Old US Highway 45 S, Paducah, Ky.
All God’s creatures are welcome. Feel free to bring photos or names of pets who can’t attend or have crossed the Rainbow Bridge, and we’ll bless them from afar. Treats and water for pets (and their humans) will be shared. Donations will be accepted for Project Hope (Metropolis) and Creatures Great & Small (Paducah).

Saturday, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, or Dec. 9
Credit and Money Management Class
10:00 a.m. – Noon
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, KY
​Class is led by Tiffini Clemons. Topics will include establishing and increasing your credit score, creating a budget, how to read a credit report and how to correct errors that negatively affect your credit rating.​Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. Call 270-442-2501 ext 119 to register. ​

Saturday, Oct. 14
Annual Old Time Men’s Southside Get Together/Lunch
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 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. 14
Puttin’ For Paws 4-Person Golf Scramble
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 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 14
Living History Day
2:00 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. 14  (register by Oct. 9)
Kid’s Craft Hour: Halloween Spoons

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Kids will be giving wooden spoons a spooky makeover. Make sure to wear old clothes in case of paint spills. This program is for kids ages 5 and up. Please call or come into the library to register by Monday, Oct. 9th to make sure they have have enough supplies.

Saturday, Oct. 14
Annual Paducah Zombie Walk
4:30 p.m. – 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.14
Art Through the Lens: Opening Ceremony
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 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. 14
Brookport Fire Department Fish Fry
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Brookport Fire Dept., West 3rd St., Brookport, Il.
Fire Department will be hosting a Fish Fry. A ten dollar donation will get two pieces of fish, coleslaw, three hushpuppies, beans and choice of tea or water. There will be seating in the old council chamber next door if inclement weather. For information, contact Bill Copley at 618-309-3010.

Saturdays, Oct. 14 and 21
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.

Saturday, Oct. 14
Bolero

7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Raffaele Ponti, conductor. PSO 2017 Young Artist Competition winners, David Godar and Phyllis Pan, will perform with the orchestra on two beloved works for piano. For more information, visit website.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15

Sunday, Oct. 15
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. Free event. For information, call 618-683-5171.  Facebook

Sunday, Oct. 15
PSO Encore Performance – A Harvest Festival
3:00 p.m.
Broadway Methodist Church, 701 Broadway, Paducah, KY
Paducah Symphony Orchestra invites everyone to this Encore Series Performance. Cost is $10. For more information, visit website.

Sunday, Oct. 15
This Changed Everything: 500 Years of Reformation
6:30 p.m.
Faith Lutheran, 3464 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Anyone wishing to learn about the protestant Reformation is welcome to attend (part 3 of 3). Discussion time and refreshments follow the program.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17

baptist-healthTuesday, Oct. 17
Cancerport Breast Cancer Support Group
6:00 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.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18

baptist-healthWednesday, Oct. 18
Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Class held in Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Group meets every other Wednesday. Phone 270-575-2721 for more information.

WednesdayCoat drive, Oct. 18
CNB Coat Drive Distribution
4:00 – 6:00 P.M.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Brookport Library, 7415 S US Hwy 45 Rd
New and gently used coat donations were collected by City National Bank. Coats will be distributed at both the Metropolis Library and Brookport Library.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19

Thursday, Oct. 19
KY Moms Baby Shower
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion,1532 Lone Oak Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Are you pregnant or know of someone who is pregnant? There is a free baby shower coming up hosted by Clarissa Johnson, a McCracken ASAP member. The shower will be just inside the entrance to the right. RSVP and receive a WalMart gift card at the class. For information or to RSVP, contact Clarissa at 270-442-8039 ext. 346 or cjohnson@4rbh.org.

Thursday, Oct. 19
Entrepreneurship 101
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, KY
Local entrepreneurs Ed & Meagan Musselman will discuss the realities of starting businesses. Topics to be discussed include identifying needs and solving them through business creation, ideas on securing capital and financing for your business, the importance of networking and collaboration, when to leave your “day job”, and experiences on juggling entrepreneurism and a family. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle​ at​ 270-442-2510 ext. 119​ or​ bwrinkle@mclib.net.​

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 20-21
Project Hope Yard Sale
Project Hope Humane Society, 1698 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Donations to the sale are welcome. Come out and find something to buy and support the animals.

Friday, Oct. 20
Comedy Showcase: Ol’ Stone Cold
8:00 p,m.
Fat Edd’s, upstairs, 323 Ferry St., Metropolis
Mike Aldridge, Stef Bright, Eric Brown, Jaylon, Byas, Micah Dean, Trevor Lynn, Kevin Mason, Colin Nelson, and Ethan Neville. Hosted by Jesse Barfield. For mature audiences.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 20-21shareen-kings
Live Music at Harrah’s: Shareen & the Kings
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
This band is made up of some of Nashville’s most talented musicians and vocalists. They always produce a first class performance and cover a wide variety of material. Enjoy live music from a local band every weekend in the Signature Bar located in the casino area.   Website   Facebook

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 21-22
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

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 20-21
Ohio Valley Baptist Bazaar
10:00 a.m.
Family Worship Center, 714 Filmore St., Metropolis
Come and shop at the bazaar. Barbecue chicken dinners will also be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend.

Saturday, Oct. 21
7th Annual Maiden Alley Oktoberfest
10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Market House Square, Broadway & Kentucky Ave., Paducah
Bavarian food by Kirchoff’s, craft beer, art vendors, and German car show. Live music all day with performances by Solid Rock’it Booster, The Hooten Hallers, catl, Curio, Paducah Polka Band and more. Funds raised will aid in generating much needed operating support for Maiden Alley Cinema. Website

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 21-22
Annual Vulture Fest
Sat. 11:00 a.m – 7:00 p.m.
Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Makanda, Illinois
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. 21
Big Muddy Brew Fest

Noon – 4:00 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 the live music of Nine88 and Rusty Nail and sip on some of the freshest beer in Southern Illinois.  Website  Facebook

Saturday, Oct. 21
Fountain Avenue Fall Festival
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 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

Saturday, Oct. 21
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.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22

Sunday, October 22 – Friday, October 27
Church Revival
6:00 p.m. Sunday
7:00 p.m. Weekdays
Ohio Valley Baptist Church, 714 Filmore St., Metropolis
Evangelists will be Brother Jim Shelton and his wife, Brenda. Everyone is invited.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23

Monday-Friday, Oct. 23-27 and Oct. 30 – Nov. 3
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.

Monday-Friday, Oct. 23-28
Red Ribbon Week: Your Future is Key so Stay Drug Free
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

Monday, Oct. 23
Wildflowers and Grasses of the Illinois Prairie
7:00 p.m.
Townshop Hall, 216 E. Monroe St. (alley), Carbondale
Presenter John Schwegman from Metropolis is a retired botanist and career conservationist. In 1969, he was the first full-time employee of the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission. In retirement, he is an active member of the Illinois Native Plant Society and is a consultant for the Nature Preserves Commission. The program is free and open to the public.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25

Wednesday, Oct. 25
Red Cross Blood Drive
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Shawnee College, 8364 Shawnee College Rd., Ullin, Il.
A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent form). Height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger. For information, see website.

Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 25-29
Judgment House
Wed.-Fri. 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 app.m.
Sat. 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sun. 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 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, OCTOBER 26

Thursday, Oct. 26
Veteran Job Services

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Services offer assistance to veterans with significant barriers to employment. All veterans between 18-24 years old are encouraged to drop by to include those with any of the following employment barriers: disabled / special disabled, homeless, formerly incarcerated, unemployed for more than six months within the last year, and no high school diploma or GED. For information, visit Facebook.

Thursday, Oct. 26
Silhouettes by Clay Rice
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Ribbons & Beaus, 623 Market St., Metropolis
Clay Rice is an internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning silhouette artist and children’s author.​ A session only takes about 5 minutes.​ Sign up sheet available at the store.​For prices or to make an appointment, call the store at​ ​618​-​524-2328 or message through Facebook.

Thursday, Oct. 26   (register by Oct. 23)
Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin Craft

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Due to the cost of materials for this program, we will be charging $4.00 per person. This program is intended for ages 18 and up. Please register by Mon., October 23rd. For information, call the library at 618-524-4312 ext. 3.

Thursday, Oct. 26
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Program
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Baptitst Health, Meeting Room A, in Medical Park 2.
Baptist Health Paducah will host a free interactive telemedicine program for caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s and related memory disorders. The program is free, but registration is requested by Oct. 19 at hardin.stevens@uky.edu or by phoning 859.323.2997. Phone 270.575.8370 for directions.The educational session is provided by the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. It will include a question and answer session with a range of dementia care experts.

Thursday, Oct. 26
Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet
Time and place TBA
Details coming soon. Winner of the Les Easterday Community Service Award will be announced.

paranormal ghostologyThursday, Oct. 26
Paranormal Ghostology
7:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Presented by Gavin Kelly & Paula Purcell, The Phantasmic Ghost Hunters. Program provides an in-depth look at ways you can learn the difference between normal (man-made) and the paranormal. The investigative team will discuss how to detect and avoid false positives, examine various instruments used for investigations, and share their unique experiences working in the field. Free program is held in the 2nd floor meeting room. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 ext. 117 or bwrinkle@mclib.net. For program details, visit website.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27

Friday, Oct. 27
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. 27-28
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. 27
Halloween in the Meadows
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 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.

Friday, Oct. 27
m-pact
7:30 p.m.
Clemens Fine Arts Center, 4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Hailed “one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world “by the San Francisco Chronicle, m-pact is respected worldwide as a cutting edge trailblazer in the realm of vocal music. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students/children. Visit website for more details.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 27-28
Live Music at Harrah’s: DJ Johnny Holland
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Johnny provides and eclectic blend of popular music spanning many genres and decades so get ready to dance the night away. Enjoy live music from a local band every weekend in the Signature Bar located in the casino area.   Website   Facebook

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

Saturday, Oct. 28
Peanut Day Roadblock
12th & Catherine streets, Metropolis
12th St. & North Avenue, Metropolis
Kiwanis Club will be selling peanuts to raise funds to help with community charitable projects.

Saturday, Oct. 28 
Tour de Seven Fall Into Fitness 5K Run/Walk
7:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 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. 28
Annual Shawnee Marathon
7:30 a.m.
Southeastern Illinois College, 3575 College Rd., Harrisburg, IL
An officially sanctioned Boston Marathon qualifying event featuring a full marathon, half marathon and Jackson Falls 10K (new for 2017). Starting point is Southeastern Illinois College. 2015 event had participants from 14 different states and even Japan. The scenic route in the Shawnee National Forest runs from Southeastern Illinois College to the town of Equality and back. For details, visit  website.

Saturday, Oct. 28
Paducah Farmer’s Market: Last Market Day
7:30 a.m. – 2:00 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. 28
Peanut Day Roadblock
12th & Catherine streets, Metropolis
12th St. & North Avenue, Metropolis
Kiwanis Club will be selling peanuts to raise funds to help with community charitable projects.

Saturday, Oct. 28
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, 62 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 information, call 618-776-5893 or visit website.

Saturday, Oct. 28
5th Annual Pulaski Pecan Bonanza
8:00 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. 28
16th Annual Diabetes Expo
8:30 a.m. Registration begins
9:00 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. 28
SOAR Meeting
9:00 a.m.
Union Hall, Metropolis
Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees will meet. For information, call 270-832-2769.

Saturday, Oct. 28
Vienna Craft Fair
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Vienna Grade School, 310 N. 3rd St., Vienna
Over 40 vendors will be featured. Concessions will be available and tickets will be sold for various baskets. All proceeds will be used to upgrade the playground equipment.

Saturday, Oct. 28
Shawnee College Family Fun Festival
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 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. 28
Kincaid Mounds Archaeology Field Day
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 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

Saturday, Oct. 28
Garden of the Gods Hike
10:00 a.m.
River-to-River Society is hosting the hike. The leaders will be Eric Johnson and Bill Gilmour. All hikes are free and of moderate difficulty. Boots or sturdy shoes and a walking stick are recommended. Hikers should bring their own water and a snack. For information and meeting location, call 618-499-2337.

Saturday, Oct. 28
Wooftober and Howl-O-Ween Pet Adoption & Costume Contest
10:30 a.m. – 4:00 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.

steamboats image, American Queen and Mississippi QueenSaturday, Oct. 28
American Queen at the Port of Paducah
Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Riverfront at Broadway & Kentucky Ave., Paducah, KY
Welcome the American Queen 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 information and full schedule, click here.

Saturday, Oct. 28
Meet the Saints
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 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. 28  (register by Oct. 23)
Halloween Party at the Library
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 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. 28
4th Annual Trunk Or Treat
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 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. 28
Metropolis Super Zombie Walk
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 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.

Saturday, Oct. 28
Live Music: Timmy Dunn
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
718 BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
Come hear the Alternative Country Band from Nashville with Bobby Gordon from Metropolis.  Facebook.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29

Sunday, Oct. 29  (RSVP by Oct. 25)
Fall Fun Night
4:30 p.m. – 7:00 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. 29
Waldo Fall Festival
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 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. 29
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. For details, click here.

Sunday, Oct. 29
Annual St. Paul Trunk or Treat
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 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.

Sunday, Oct. 29
Beach Boys – Live Concert
7:15 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 30

Monday-Friday, Oct. 30 – Nov. 3
Annual Fall Clean-up Week 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.

Monday, Oct. 30
MCHS Trunk or Treat
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Children in elementary school or younger are invited to participate. Activities will be on the front parking lot. Sponsored by the Honor Society.

baptist-healthMonday, Oct. 30
Breastfeeding Class
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 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.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31

Tuesday, Oct. 31
Trick or Treat Hours
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Metropolis, Brookport, Joppa
5 p.m. – 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

Tuesday, Oct. 31
Immanuel Baptist Trunk or Treat
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Immanuel Baptist Church, 1119 Market St., Metropolis
Games will be featured along with hot dogs, hayride and more.

Tuesday, Oct. 31
Eastland Trunk or Treat
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Eastland Life Church, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Come out for games and candy. They would love to see you there.


TENTATIVE LISTINGS —–

Saturday,
Joppa Civic Fall Festival
11:00 a.m.
Riverband, Park and High School, Joppa, Il.
Festival starts with the parade at 11 a.m. It begins at the riverbank and ends at the high school. Following the parade, the park will be the place to be. Food will be available along with a petting zoo, face painting, and lots of games and entertainment. For information, call 618-543-6365.

Friday, Oct.
Haunted Trails
Dusk – 9:00 p.m.
Shawnee Community College Main Campus in Ullin
Those who dare will be escorted throughout the wooded area where creepy, lingering creatures will be hiding in the darkness. Tickets are $3 each, with children under six years old free. The Haunted Trails will be dialed down for younger thrill seekers. For more information, contact Ed Billingsley at 618-634-3264.

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