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MONDAYS ——-

Every Monday of the Month
Take Off Pounds Sensibly
10:00 a.m.
Joppa Baptist Church, 215 Pearl St., Joppa, Il.
This chapter meets every Monday. Weigh-ins are from 10-10:30 a.m. and followed by a brief meeting. For information, call 618-543-9282 or 618-638-4102.

Every Monday of the Month
Strong for Life
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Happy Hearts Senior Center, 701 Market St., Metropolis
This free exercise class is open to anyone over 60 years of age.  Exercises use elastic bands to strengthen legs and arms and to increase balance and stamina. Most exercises are done sitting down so if you can sit you can exercise. For information, contact Cynthia Conder at 618-524-9755.

Every Monday of the Month
Constitution Party
6:00 p.m.
United Country Real Estate, 109 W. 5th St., Metropolis
Everyone is invited. For information, call 618-524-9516.

Every Monday of the Month
Monday Night Live
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Live music, dancing, refreshments.  This event is run by volunteers and counts on donations to pay the bands and provide refreshments.  For information, call 618-638-2595.

Every Monday of the Month
AA – Alcoholics Anonymous
8:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library Basement, 317 Metropolis Street
Meeting provides the opportunity for members to share with one another about problems related to drinking patterns and attempts to achieve stable sobriety. They also permit detailed discussion of various elements in the recovery program.

1st Monday of the Month
AlliedSignal/Honeywell Retirees
8:00 a.m.
Waffle Hut located off I-24, Exit 3, on Old Cairo Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Retirees meet for breakfast on the 1st Monday of each month..

1st Monday of the Month
Massac Quilters
9:00 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Workshops or demonstrations are held monthly. Anyone interested in quilting is invited to attend.  New members are always welcome. Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month. For information, call 270-558-5596.  Website

1st Monday of the Month
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 Baptist Heart Center conference room on the 1st Monday of each month. Phone 270-575-2721 for information.

1st (or 2nd) Monday and following Wednesday (2016: Dec. 5 & 7)
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 questions or concerns about diabetes. Meeting will be held in Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2918 for information. Website

1st Monday of the Month
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 Baptist Heart Center conference room. Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month. Phone Mary Legge at 270-575-2880 to register.  Website

1st & 2nd Mondays of the Month
Prepared Childbirth Classes
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class designed to help expectant parents in their second or third trimester learn about the labor and delivery process. Classed held in Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2.  Register online or call our Stork Line at 270-575-2229. Register early for classes because they fill quickly. Website

1st Monday (and next 3 Mondays)
Introduction to Social Ballroom Dancing
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Paducah Dance Academy, 6650 Old Cairo Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Waltz, tango, foxtrot, cha-cha, rumba, salsa, hustle, and swing are just a few of the dances taught in this class. Cost is $25 per person for the month (four Monday classes, an hour each).  For details, see Event Post.  Website  Facebook

1st Monday of the Month
Massac County Historical Society
6:30 p.m.
Elijah P. Curtis Home, 405 Market St., Metropolis.
Anyone interested in history is invited to attend. Meetings often have programs of historical interest. For information, contact Paul Fellows at 618-524-7203.

2nd Monday of the Month
Metropolis Garden Club
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  (December meeting will be a luncheon at 11 a.m.)
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis.
Visitors are always welcome.  Refreshments are available at 9:30 a.m., followed by the program at 10 a.m. Free for admission. $15 for year for membership. The club meets on the 2nd Monday of most months for a business meeting and an interesting gardening presentation. For information, contact Anne Parmley at 618-524-9022 or anne.parmley@gmail.com.  Website

2nd Monday of the Month
Go Heart Smart
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Open to anyone interested in learning more about behavioral change and prevention of disease. Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month. For information, contact Cindy Oliver at 800-698-4820 ext. 177.

2nd Monday of the Month
MCHS Band Boosters
6:30 p.m.
Massac County High School Band Room
The band boosters meet to assist with Patriot Band activities. Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month. Facebook

2nd Monday of the Month
Metropolis City Council
7:00 p.m.
City Hall, Council Room upstairs, 106 W. 5th St., Metropolis
Council meets regularly on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.  Meeting is open to the public. See agenda on website.

3rd Monday of the Month
Caregiver Support Group
4:30 p.m.
Southgate Nursing/Rehab. Center, 900 E. 9th St., Metropolis
Group seeks to provide education, comfort, and encouragement for families going through this shared experience. Refreshments will be served. Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month. For information, call 618-638-5433.

3rd Monday of the Month
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. Meeting will be held in Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2. Classes are held on the 3rd Monday of each month. Phone 270-575-2229 to register. Website

4th Monday of the Month
At the Rivers Ministries Free Hot Meal
5:00 p.m.
Dorothy Miller Park, E. Front St., or
Eastland Life Church, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
At the River Ministries will be serving a hot meal to anyone who has a need. The meal will be followed by a time of worship and distribution of gifts. If the weather is nice the meal will be served at the park. Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month. For information, call Dan Haun at 618-638-6901 or 618-524-1062.  Website  Facebook

4th Monday of the Month
Metropolis City Council
7:00 p.m.
City Hall, Council Room upstairs, 106 W. 5th St., Metropolis
Council meets regularly on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.  Meeting is open to the public. See agenda on website.

4th Monday of the Month
Massac Unit One School Board
7:00 p.m.
Unit One office, 4th & Metropolis streets, Metropolis
Board meets to discuss business on the 4th Monday of each month.  Open to the public. Website

4th Monday of the Month
Joppa-Maple Grove School Board
7:00 p.m.
Joppa High School, 911 Joppa N. Ave., Joppa, Il.
Board meets to discuss business on the 4th Monday of each month.  Open to the public.

TUESDAYS ——-

Every Tuesday of the Month
Massac County Commissioners
8:30 a.m.
Massac County Courthouse, Superman Square, Metropolis
County board of commissioners meets each Tuesday to discuss business of the county.  Meeting is open to the public.

Every Tuesday of the Month
Aerobics
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Janet Foster, instructor.   No charge.  618-524-1696.

Every Tuesday of the Month
Metropolis Kiwanis Club
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
Club meets weekly to hear presentations and discuss service projects.  Meetings are free. For information, contact Billy Wessell at 618-524-2195. Website

Every Tuesday of the Month
Karate
4:00 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Brian Green, instructor.  Cost is $35 per month. For information, call 270-331-0903.

Every Tuesday of the Month
Yoga Class
6:00 p.m
Glass Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 727 E. 12th St., Metropolis
Classes conducted by Tonya Bell.  Cost is $15 per month. Please bring your own mat.  For information, call 618-524-3768.

Every Tuesday of the Month
Bridge Ministry Weekly Dinner
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Brookport School gym, 319 Ferry St., Brookport, Il.
Area churches who have organized this ministry are hosting a free weekly dinner for Massac County residents who are in need. For information, call 618-564-2616.

Every Tuesday of the Month
Grief Support
6:30 p.m.
Old First Baptist Church, 516 Girard St., Metropolis
A support group to help anyone grieving the death  of a loved one is held in the Family Life Center. For information, call 618-524-8681.

Every Tuesday of the Month
Celebrate Recovery
6:30 p.m.
Victory Full Gospel Church, 2795 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting to discuss freedom from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups.  For information call or text Danny Thomas 618-645-2376.

1st Tuesday of the Month
Weight Loss Information Session
6:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Learn about medical and surgical options for weight loss. Meeting will be held in Baptist Heart Center auditorium. Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Phone 270-443-0202 for information.

1st Tuesday of the Month
Project Hope Humane Society
6:30 p.m.
Regular meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month. For time and place, call 618-524-8939 or 618-524-7709.

1st Tuesday of the Month 
Heartland Christian Home Educators of Illinois
6:00 p.m.
St. John Church, 6201 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
This support group for parents who home school conducts monthly parents’ meeting. For information contact Carrie Bullock at 618-638-3289 or carriehche@gmail.com.

1st Tuesday of the Month
NAMI Support Group
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
The National Alliance on Mental Illness support group for family members and those with mental illness. Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month. For information, call 618-524-5628.

2nd Tuesday of the Month
Mothering Through Breastfeeding
10:00 a.m.
Grace Episcopal Church, 9th and Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
This parenting support group is open to all pregnant and nursing mothers and their children. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. For information, call 270-443-2373 or 270-442-4891.

2nd Tuesday of the Month
Library Book Club
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street, Metropolis
Learn about and discuss various books and authors. Join this lively, interactive group of book lovers. Book Club meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month. For information, contact Amanda Quint at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or library@cityofmetropolis.com.  Website

2nd Tuesday of the Month
Massac County Republican Women
6:00 p.m.
Pizza Hut, 2047 E 5th St., Metropolis
Come and meet conservative women who are interested in supporting like-minded candidates at all levels of government. There is no charge.  Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month except during the Summer. For information, call Delores Giltner at 618-564-3304.

2nd Tuesday of the Month
Lighthouse Assembly of God Food Bank
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
670 Airport Road, Metropolis
The food bank will be open from 6-8 p.m. during the winter, and 6-9 p.m. during the summer. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, For information, call 618-524-2256 or email LHAOG670@gmail.com.

2nd Tuesday of the Month
Friends of the Odd Fellows Cemetery Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, basement, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Anyone interested in the maintenance of the IOOF Cemeteries located on North Avenue is encouraged to attend. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. For information, contact Keith Kossow at 618-524-2042.

2nd Tuesday of the Month
Girl Scout Leaders Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Girl Scout House, 5th & 7th sts., Metropolis
Monthly meeting.  For information, contact Rachel Deaton at 618-925-1057

2nd Tuesday of the Month
Brookport City Council
7:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers, W. 3rd St., Brookport, Il.
The Council meets monthly to discuss city government. Community members have two minutes to voice their concerns during the public session. Anything that will take longer must be put on the agenda by notifying City Hall by Friday. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

2nd Tuesday of the Month
VFW Ladies Auxiliary
7:00 p.m.
American Legion Post, 4th and Market streets, Metropolis
Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 3847. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

3rd Tuesday of the Month
Cancerport Breast Cancer Support Group
6:00 p.m.
Baptist Health Imaging Center, 2705 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for those diagnosed with breast cancer and living in recovery. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Phone 270-442-1310 for information.

3rd Tuesday of the Month
Library Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St. Metropolis
Public is encouraged to attend the open meeting in the library’s meeting room. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. For information, email library@cityofmetropolis.com or visit website.

4th Tuesday of the Month
Stitchers!
12:00 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
You are invited to bring anything that you might be working on. Share crafting ideas and learn from the Stitchers!  Meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday of each month. For information, call 618-524-4312.  Website 

4th Tuesday of the Month
Lighthouse Assembly of God Food Bank
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
670 Airport Road, Metropolis
The food bank will be open from 6-8 p.m. during the winter and 6-9 p.m. during the summer. Food Bank is open on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. For information, call 618-524-2256 or email LHAOG670@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAYS ——-

Every Wednesday of the Month
Parkinson Support
9:30 a.m. Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah OR
10:00 a.m. Lourdes Hospital, 1530 Lone Oak Rd., Paducah
Group  meets every Wednesday, taking turns each week at either Baptist Health, 2nd floor atrium conference room, or at Lourdes Hospital, basement classroom 4B. For information or specific location, call 270-898-8031.

Every Wednesday of the Month
One-On-One Computer Help
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Got computer questions? The library has answers. From basics to social media, job applications to resumes, whatever you need. Ask Amanda for help during this time block every Wednesday. Website

Every Wednesday of the Month
Weight Watchers
5:00 p.m.
City Fire Department, 213 W. 7th St., Metropolis
Group meets in the training room of the Fire Department. Weigh-in begin at 5 p.m. with the meeting following at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 800-651-6000.

Wednesdays in Spring and Fall
GriefShare
6:30 p.m.
Waldo Baptist Church, 6970 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.  For information please call the church at 618-564-2180.  Website

1st Wednesday of the Month
VFW Post 3847
7:00 p.m.
American Legion, 4th and Market streets, Metropolis
Potential members are always welcome. Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

2nd Wednesday of the Month (except June and October)
Massac County Chamber of Commerce
11:30 a.m. Lunch starts
Fat Edds, 323 Ferry  St., Metropolis
Chamber members and guests meet monthly to network with fellow businesses and discuss community events and services. The business meeting will begin at 12:05 p.m. Reservations are required. To RSVP, contact 618-524-2714 or office@metropolischamber.com. Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Website

3rd Wednesday of the Month
Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition
9:30 a.m.
Metropolis City Hall, 106 W. 5th St., Metropolis
The public is invited to attend and become involved in the process to understand and eliminate drug use in our community. Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. For information, contact Holly Windhorst at 618-524-4383.

3rd Wednesday of the Month
EEI Local 148 Retirees
11:30 a.m.
China House Buffet, 1201 E. 8th St., Metropolis
This group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

3rd Wednesday of the Month
Massac County Interagency Council
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Pizza Hut, 2047 E. 5th St., Metropolis
The meeting is open to the public and any service provider is welcome to attend. Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. For information, call Celia Bachi at 618-524-2683.

3rd Wednesday of the Month
American Legion Post 306
6:30 p.m.
321 Market St., Metropolis
Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Contact 618-524-2043.

4th Wednesday of the Month (no meeting: April)
Postpartum Depression Support
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Lourdes Medical Pavilion, 225 Medical Center Dr., Paducah, Ky.
The free support group is available for women experiencing anxiety or depression during the year following the birth of a child. Meeting will be held on 4th Floor Women’s Health & Wellness Center if anyone has registered. Meetings are held on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month. Confirm meeting by calling Martha Hinton at 270-441-4231.

THURSDAYS ——-

Every Thursday of the Month
Lord’s Food Pantry
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Weaver Creek Baptist Church, 2997 North Ave., Metropolis
Food pantry is located in the fellowship hall at the back of the church. Anyone in need of food is encouraged to stop by. For information, call 618-309-5760.

Every Thursday of the Month (except Dec. 22 & 29, 2016)
Aerobics
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Janet Foster, instructor.  No charge.  618-524-1696. If Unit 1 is out for bad weather, class will not meet.

Every Thursday of the Month
Metropolis Rotary Club
12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Central Hall, 1009 North Ave., Metropolis
Club meets weekly to discuss service projects. For information, contact Shain Lloyd at 618-524-9316.  Website

Every Thursday
Washer Pitching
Evenings, Spring-Fall, weather permitting.
Carrell Park by Girl Scout House, 1230 E. 7th St., Metropolis
For information, call 618-524-2087.

Every Thursday of the Month
Line Dancing
6:00 p.m. – Beginners class
7:00 p.m. – Intermediate and couples class
American Legion Hall, 423 Legion Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Night Moves Dance Club offers line dance lessons.  For  information call 270-442-3186 or 270-554-1486.  $4 admission charge.  Website

Every Thursday of the Month
DivorceCare
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
This free support group focuses on help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce.  All are welcome.  For information contact Shawn Casperson at 618-524-1062.  Website

Every Thursday of the Month
Gamblers Anonymous
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, 415 Audubon St., Paducah, Ky.
Attendees should enter the west side, double doors and walk to Room 116. There is no charge and the public is invited to attend. For information, call 618-570-4882.

1st Thursday of the Month
Veterans Administration Assistance
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Massac County Courthouse, Metropolis
VA representative is available on the 1st Thursday of each month to assist veterans with claims and other needs.  He can also be reached at 618-997-3309 or there is an online tool available on website.

1st Thursday of the Month  (January-May, except Feb. 9)
Movie Night at the Wetlands Center
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, Il.
Movies about nature will provide viewers of all ages with an opportunity to learn. The focus is on the intricacies of the plants and animals we experience every day in order to gain a better understanding of the world around us. AmeriCorps members will hold a short discussion about the movie after each session. For information, call 618-634-2231.   Website

3rd Thursday of the Month
Friends of Fort Massac
5:00 p.m.
Fort Massac Visitor’s Center, Fort Massac State Park
1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Supporters of Fort Massac State Park meet monthly to discuss projects and activities involving the park. For information, call 618-524-4712. Meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Facebook

3rd Thursday of the Month
Nashville Songwriters
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library Basement, 317 Metropolis Street
Meetings may consist of reviewing a lesson on a craft or a music business related subject and a holding a song feedback session. Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

Last Thursday of the Month
Save the Massac
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Anyone interested in joining the effort to save the Massac Theater is welcome to attend.  Group is planning fundraisers and other activities to restore the historic theater. Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month. For information, call Lisa Gower at 618-524-7986 or 618-638-2139 or wkhelm@frontier.com.  Website   Facebook

Some Thursdays
Blood Pressure Screenings

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Happy Hearts Senior Center, 701 Market St., Metropolis
Massac Memorial Hospital and New Beginnings will offer screenings to anyone of all ages.

Some Thursdays
Mental Illness Support Group
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location given when you register
Participants will be taught communication skills, problem-solving and ways to set limits as well as self-care. Teachers are volunteers who know what it’s like to have a relative who struggles with mental illness. For information or to register, contact Judy Kruger at 618-524-5628, 618-524-3872, or judykruger@namimetropolis.net. Sponsored by NAMI Metropolis, The National Alliance on Mental Health.  Registration is a must, no walk-ins, no exceptions.

FRIDAYS ——-

Every Friday
Exercise Class
9:30 a.m.
First Baptist Church, 700 Pell Rd., Brookport, Il.
Weekly exercise program is low impact and especially geared toward older person wanting to stay flexible and have good balance.

Every Friday of the Month  (except Summer)
Story Time at the Library
11:00 a.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
A few stories will be read and there will also be a fun craft.  Kids preschool age and under and homeschooled children are welcome to join in the fun.  For information contact Angela Lockard at 618-524-4312 ext. 3.  Website

Every Friday of the Month
Paducah Writers Group
8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Etcetera Coffeehouse, 320 N. 6th St., Paducah, Ky.
Poets and storytellers from the area gather to share their words.  Step up to the mic yourself, or just sit and listen. Free.

Every Friday-Saturday of the Month
Live Music at Harrah’s
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Local band will perform in Signature Bar in casino.  Website

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Movies in the Park
Dusk – Movie begins
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. For information, call 618-524-4712.

SATURDAYS ——-

Every Saturday during Garden Season
Farmer’s Market
West 6th Street across from Hardee’s in Metropolis.
Every Saturday Spring through Fall.

Every Saturday beginning May 6
Paducah Farmer’s Market
7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Downtown Paducah’s Riverfront
Market includes produce, eggs, fresh meats, baked goods and artist creations.  Limited vendors are also present Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information visit paducahky.gov/farmers-market.

First Saturday of the Month during Garden Season
Olmsted Farmers Market and Trade Day
8:00 a.m. – Noon
Front Street, downtown Olmsted
Olmsted Parks Department will sponsor this event.  There is no cost for vendors to participate. For information, call Olmsted City Hall at 618-742-6487. Market is open on the 1st Saturday of each month during the garden season.

1st or 2nd Saturday of the Month
Prepared Childbirth Classes
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 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 on the 1st or 2nd Saturday of each month..  Call 270-575-2229 to register.

1st Saturday of the Month
Southern Illinois Spinners and Weavers Guild
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis, Il.
Artists include knitters, spinners, weavers, crocheters, felters, and other fiber arts. Feel free to join in or just come and watch. New members are welcome and there is no cost to join guild or to attend gatherings. Meetings are held in the Visitor Center on the 1st Saturday of each month. For information, call 618-524-9321.  Facebook

2nd Saturday of the Month
New Beginnings Clothes Closet
9:00 a.m. – Noon
New Beginnings Church, 724 E. 12th St., Metropolis
Clothes of all sizes available at no cost on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month.  For information call 618-524-3604.

2nd Saturday of the Month
Garrison for the Massiac Marines
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E 5th St., Metropolis
Massiac Marines, French and Indian War period reenactors present a living history program. Usually meet monthly on the 2nd Saturday of each month. For information call 618-524-9321.  Facebook

2nd Saturday of the Month
Second Saturday Gallery Walk
Noon – 6:00 p.m.
LowerTown Arts District Galleries & Studios, Paducah, Ky.
Visit LowerTown’s great galleries and studios. Enjoy fine art and crafts while strolling through this historic neighborhood. Event is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month. For information call 270-444-8649.

Third Saturday of the Month
Massac Nature Study Society
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library , 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Massac Nature Study Society meets with either a program or a hike scheduled. Events are free and open to all ages. Meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

3rd Saturday every 2 months  (Jan., March, May, July, Sept., Nov.)
Boy Scout Paper Drive
Bundled newspapers can be placed curbside for pickup in Metropolis by 9 a.m. Magazines will not be collected.  The route will also include Fairmount, Airport Road to Country Club Road and North Avenue to Round Knob Store.  Joppa residents may leave papers at Joppa City Hall Friday before 2 p.m.  Individuals may also drop off newspapers at the Boy Scout Trailer at the parking lot between Dorothy Miller Park and Baymont Inn at any time. Paper Drive held every 2 months on the 3rd Saturday.

4th Saturday of the Month
New Beginnings Clothes Closet
9:00 a.m. – Noon
New Beginnings Church, 724 E. 12th St., Metropolis
Clothes of all sizes available at no cost on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month.  For information call 618-524-3604.

Last Saturday of the Month
Daughters of the American Revolution
10:30 a.m.
Fort Massac Park Visitor Center, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Anyone interested in the DAR or those needing help with family research are welcome to attend. For information, call 618-638-2008 or go to ildar.org.

Last Saturday of the Month
Paducah Improv Comedy
7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Markethouse Blackbox Theater, 120 Market House Sq., Paducah, Ky.
Paducah’s improv comedy troupe performs short and long-form improvisation. Improv Studio. Tickets are $5 at the door. Performances are held on the last Saturday of each month. Facebook

SUNDAYS ——-

Every Sunday
Celebrate Recovery
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Christ-centered 12-step program for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups. Program is also offered at The Center at Heartland Worship Center in Paducah on Fridays, beginning at 7 p.m. For information, call 618-524-1062.

4th Sunday of the Month  (except Nov-Dec)
Kids Kingdom
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Kids Kingdom is an opportunity for children ages Pre-K to 4th grade to learn more about the Bible, in a fun innovative way. There will be singing, games, crafting, learning a Bible story, and eating fun foods. Bring a sibling or friend. Meeting is held in Fellowship Hall in the basement usually the 4th Sunday of the month. Free.

4th Sunday of the Month
Super Sunday Supper
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St., Metropolis
A free hot meal will be served for the working poor, homeless and needy in Massac County. A bag of groceries for each family unit will also be available to take home. This supper will be provided most months on the 4th Sunday. In case of a holiday, call church at 618-524-9345 to confirm date. For information contact Joann at 618-524-9325.

MONTHLY ——-

15th of each month
Singer-Songwriter Night
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Etcetera Coffeehouse, 320 N. 6th St., Paducah, Ky.
No covers – just perform your own music.  Event is usually held on the 15th of each month.  Please call to confirm at 270-443-7760.

QUARTERLY ——-

Massac County United Way
Time and Place TBA
Agencies and board members gather for their quarterly meeting.  Anyone interested is welcome to attend.  New board members are welcome.  For information, contact Caroline Jones at 618-524-8100.  Website

ONGOING EVENTS ——-

Red Cross Blood Drives
Times TBA
Massac Memorial Hospital, 28 Chick St., Metropolis
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
Unity Elementary School, 6846 Unity  School Rd., Brookport, Il.
Fellowship Baptist Church, 890 Senior Ave., Vienna, 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 Event Post.

Monday-Saturday
Paducah Downtown Farmer’s Market
7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
2nd and Monroe streets, Paducah, Ky.
Open annually between late April and mid-November. Website

Weekdays while schools are in session
Faith Cares Mentoring Lunch Buddy Program
Faith Cares Mentoring is a multi-­denominational, Christian faith-­based program that serves the community in a variety of ways. Adult Lunch Buddies volunteer to eat lunch at school at least twice a month with a child in the first through fourth grades. Adult Lunch Buddies are needed at Brookport, Maple Grove, and Metropolis Elementary Schools.  For information, call 618-524-8763 or email  faithcaresmentoring@gmail.com.

Yeiser Art Center Shows
Market House Square, Downtown Paducah, Ky.
Check the Center’s website for shows throughout the year. The Center is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.  The center is free and open to the public but accepts and relies on donations.  Website

Special Exhibits at National Quilt Museum
National Quilt Museum, 215 Jefferson St., Paducah, Ky.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sundays April-Oct.
See the work of top artists from all around the world. Gallery exhibits are constantly changing throughout the year.  For more information, call 270-442-8856.  Website

Wine Trail Events
Many wineries host special events throughout the year.  Just visit their websites to see what is happening.
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
Hogg Hollow Winery
Cache River Basin Winery
Bella Terra Winery
Lincoln Heritage Winery
Shawnee Winery

River-To-River Trail Society guided hikes
Spring and Fall
The River-to-River Trail Society hosts guided hikes in about the Shawnee National Forest in the spring and fall.  See monthly listings for dates and times.  Sturdy shoes are recommended and hikers should bring their own water and snack.  No dogs are allowed.  The River-to-River Tail Society is a not-for-profit organization for the trail which runs through the Shawnee National Forest between Elizabethtown on the Ohio River and Grand Tower on the Mississippi River. The society engages in trail maintenance and advocacy.  It also publishes a trail guide.  For more information, call Eric Johnson at 618-499-2337 or Gillum Ferguson at 630-357-9651.

Flu Shots available
Southern Seven Health Dept, 1230 Commercial Park Rd., Metropolis
Flu and Pneumonia vaccinations are available at various times in Massac County and surrounding county locations of Southern Severn Health Department.  To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 618-524-2657.  Website

Evenings Upstairs at McCracken Co. Library
McCracken County Public Library,  555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
The Library offers special events to “Spark the Imagination, Nourish the Spirit & Expand the Mind.”  For more information call 270-442-2510.  Website

Purple Toad Winery Tastings (Seasonal)
Mon.-Thurs. 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Fri. & Sat., 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
4275 Old US Highway 45 S., Paducah, Ky.
Walk through the vineyard of Kentucky grapes and enjoy wine and cheese in tasting room.

Animal Programs & Planetarium shows – Summer
Land Between the Lakes, Golden Pond, Ky.
Nature Station offers daily programs providing up-close looks at live native animals on exhibit, including a bald eagle, a bobcat, snakes, and more. Planetarium shows are held on select nights.  Call 270-924-2299 to find out what time the featured animal program will occur.  Website

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