September 2017

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

ONGOING EVENTS

Every Saturday, now 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.

First Saturday of the Month
Olmsted Farmers Market and Trade Day
8 a.m.-Noon
Front Street, downtown Olmsted
Olmsted Parks Department will sponsor this event on the first Saturday of each month.  There is no cost for vendors to participate.  For more information, call Olmsted City Hall at 618-742-6487.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Friday, Sept. 1  (and every Friday)
Story Hour
11:00 a.m. – Noon
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Story Hour is back in session for this school year and is intended for preschool aged children. The library will read a few books, provide an yummy snack and do a fun craft. No registration needed. Story Hour will be held every Friday.

baptist-healthFriday, Sept. 1
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.

Friday, Sept. 1
MCHS Patriots Varsity Football
7:00 p.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
MCHS vs. Nashville Community HS, at home. Schedule listed on website.

Friday, Sept. 1
Live Music: Rooted in So.Il
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
Rooted in So.Il is a trio of super talented songwriters, musicians, and singers from Southern Illinois. They perform classic rock and blues covers and original songs.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Saturday – Monday, Sept. 2-4
Annual Kentucky Western Waterland Arts & Crafts Festival
Little Lake Park, Grand Rivers, Ky.
Over 100 different artisan and craftsman booths. Food, and live musical entertainment available while you watch artist demonstrations. $1 admission for walk-ins or $3 per car if parking in park’s lot.  Website

Saturday, Sept. 2  (register by Aug. 28)
Kids Craft: I Spy Bottle
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Make your own I Spy Bottles using recycled water bottles, rice, and different trinkets for the kids to put in their bottles. This free program is free and intended for kids ages 7 and up. Please call or come into the library to register by Monday, Aug. 28th to make sure they have enough supplies. For information, contact Angela Lockard at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or alockard1982@gmail.com.

Saturday, Sept. 2
MCHS Class of ’77 40-year Reunion
6:00 p.m.
Fat Edd’s, 323 Ferry St., Metropolis
Appetizers served at 6 pm, dinner served at 7 pm, and socializing and dancing follow at 8 pm. If attending for both food and socializing, the cost is $35 per person. If you skip the meal and attend only after dinner the cost is $15. Reunion will be in upstairs room. Dinner reservations required before Aug. 15th. Registration form and more information available on Facebook Group page.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Monday, Sept. 4
Labor Day Closings
Many offices and local businesses will be closed. Among those closing will be banks, government offices and some retail businesses. Massac County Unit One and Joppa-Maple Grove school districts will not be in session. In Metropolis, trash service will be delayed one day throughout the city.

Monday, Sept. 4
Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St., Metropoli
Adventure Crew 101, sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 101, will host the benefit breakfast prior to the Labor Day Parade. All donations will be accepted and everyone is invited.

Monday, Sept. 4
Paducah Labor Day Celebration
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Downtown Broadway, Paducah, KY
The parade starts at 2nd Street and Broadway and proceeds on Broadway to 17th Street. Picnic, barbecue, arts and crafts, flea market and live music will be at various locations through the city. For information, call 800-PADUCAH.

Monday, Sept. 4
Labor Day Parade
10:00 a.m.
County Court House, 1 Superman Sq., Metropolis
Parade starts at the court house at 10 a.m. All units should be in position between 9-9:30 a.m. The parade will proceed down 5th Street to Fort Massac.  For information, call the Mark Benson at 618-564-2467 or Maxine Russell at 618-524-7662.

Monday, Sept. 4
Labor Day Live with Corey Evitts
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
It is Labor Day Live with Metropolis’ own Corey Evitts. Come and welcome him and enjoy some great music.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

baptist-healthTuesday, Sept. 5
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, SEPTEMBER 6

baptist-healthWednesdays, Sept. 6 & 20
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.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Thursday, Sept. 7
A New Hope Clothing Boutique to open
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
First Christian Church, 287 W. 3rd, Brookport
Clothing for men, women, and children will be given to those in need to residents with a Brookport mailing address. Enter through the front doors on 3rd Street. For information, contact Shannon Tomkinson at 618-564-2338 or fccbrookport@outlook.com. The store plans to be open the first Thursday of every month.

Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 7-17
Dearly Departed
7:30 p.m.  Thu.-Sat.
2:30 p.m.  Sundays and Sat. 16th
Market House Theater, 132 Market House Square., Paducah, Ky.
A group of colorful and dysfunctional Southern eccentrics gathers below the Mason-Dixon line. When the patriarch of the Turpin family keels over dead, the struggle to get him buried involves the whole clan. For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Friday-Saturday, Sept. 8-9
Annual Corvettes on the River Charity Show
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Paducah Convention & Expo Center, 415 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky.
There will be trophies, club competitions, 50/50 drawing, vendors, door prizes, silent auction and food. Benefit charities are Cassidy’s Cause, Martha’s Vinyard, and Project CARAT For information, visit website.

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 8-10
4th Annual Free Blues and Gospel Festival
Historic 8th Street, Cairo, IL
Heritage Foundation is hosting the event featuring Chris Canas, Sweet Angel, The Phonics, parades, food, fun, vendors, and more. The festival ends on Sunday with the Gospel Celebration from 3-6 p.m. at Cairo City Hall. For information, call 618- 734-4127.

Friday, Sept. 8
Back to School Youth Dance
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Brookport Gymnasium, 308 Crockett St., Brookport, IL
A Back to School Dance with a DJ will be held to help raise funds for air conditioning units for the Harry Statham Gymnasium. Area middle school and junior high students are welcome to attend. Concessions will be available with the first drink on a generous donor. Admission is free thanks to anonymous donor. For information, contact Andrea Douglas at 618-564-2079 or anderatd@yahoo.com.

Friday, Sept. 8
Movies in the Park: The Jungle Book
Dusk – Movie begins
Fort Massac State Park picnic area, across from Sonic
All movies are free to the public. Come early and bring your blanket and/or lawn chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase. No alcohol is allowed and pets must be on leashes. Provided by Harrah’s Metropolis.  Monitor Facebook for cancellation notices. For more information, call 618-524-4712.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Saturday, Sept. 9
Cache River Days
All day
Ball Park and Cache River Wetlands, Ullin, IL
Festivities will be headquartered at the Ullin Ball Park, but will also include special displays at the Cache River Wetlands Center and guided tours at various points of interest throughout the Cache River Wetlands. Come for live wildlife exhibits, nature activities, arts & crafts, live music, food and more. Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge will provide free canoe tours throughout the day. To sign up for limited-space free canoe tours, call 618-634-2231. Website

Saturday, Sept. 9, 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, Sept. 9
Annual COPE Food Drive
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Big John, 1200 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Family Dollar, 616 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Save-A-Lot, 701 Pearl St., Metropolis
Cub Scout Pack 101 will take donations of food and money for COPE Ministries Food Pantry. Last year they collected a literal ton of food and over $600 in cash donations. Help the Scouts shatter those numbers and help folks in need. For information, call Roger Pugh at 618-201-5647 or metropolispack101@gmail.com.  Facebook

Saturday, Sept. 9
Annual Art in the Park
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Vienna City Park, Vienna IL
There is no entry or parking fees for featuring works of local artisans, authors, collectors, exhibitors and vendors. Live musicians and food will be offered. Anyone interested in bringing items or have questions can contact Cara Webb at 618-995-2592, 618-771-7955 or carawebb644@outlook.com. Sponsored by Johnson County Home Community Education (HCE).

Saturday, Sept. 9
Caring and Sharing Day
Noon – 2:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
People, professionals and organizations work together to find solutions to better the community. Free lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs will be served. Congressional, state and local representatives have been invited to attend. Carl Spoerer, candidate for the 15th District Congressional seat will be attending. For information, contact Sandy Mott at 618-638-2046.

Saturday, Sept. 9
Riverside Art, Wine & Blues Festival
Noon – 8:00 p.m.
Riverside Park, 2640 W. Riverside Park Rd., Murphysboro, IL
Always the first Saturday after Labor Day, featuring multiple Illinois wineries, fine arts vendors, food, and music. For more information, visit  Facebook page or website.

Saturday, Sept. 9
Porgy & Bess

7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Maestro Raffaele Ponti conducts Leonard Bernstein’s overture to Candide, embarking on an evening filled with both nostalgic sounds and new ones to many ears. For more information, visit website.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

steamboats image, American Queen and Mississippi QueenMondays, Sept. 11 and 25, and Tuesday, Sept. 19
Queen of the Mississippi at the Port of Paducah
Mon. 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Tue. 10:00 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 information and full schedule, click here.

baptist-healthMonday, Sept. 11
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 Heart Center conference room. Phone Mary Legge at 270-575-2880 to register.

baptist-healthMondays, Sept. 11 & 18, or Saturday, Sept. 16
Prepared Childbirth Classes
Mon.  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sat.  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.  Call 270-575-2229 to register.

Monday, Sept. 11
Antarctic Excursion
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Massac Historical Society and the library invite you this free presentation by John Schwegman.. Refreshments will be served.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Daily, 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.

baptist-healthTuesday, Sept. 12 and Thursday, Sept. 14
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.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Wednesday-Saturday, Sept. 13-16
Murphysboro Apple Festival
Activities include live music, a carnival with concessions, many contests featuring everything from apple pie eating to the crowning of Appletime Royalty, marching bands, arts & crafts fair, car show, 5K races and much more. The Grand Parade has an average of 160 total units that include marching bands, themed floats, dancers, and visting royalty, among others. For information, call 618-684-3200 or visit website.

fall quilt weekWednesday-Saturday, September 13-16
AQS Fall QuiltWeek
Wed.-Fri.  9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat.  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Shroeder Expo Center, 415 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Come and see all the exciting events and beautiful quilts on display at this year’s show. See more than 400 AQS contest quilts vying for more than $121,000 in cash awards including the $20,000 Janome Best of Show. For details, click here.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 14-16
Antique Gas & Steam Engine Show
Carson Park, Joe Clifton Dr. & Madison Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Antique steam engines highlight this annual event, complete with tractor pulls, pulling teams, arts and crafts, wheat threshing, parade, pony rides, petting zoo, flea market,  and barbecue. Admission is $4 for adults, and children under 12 are free when accompanied with an adult. For information, call 270-832-1167 or visit website.

baptist-healthTuesday, Sept. 14
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, Sept. 14  (register by Sep. 11)
Wine Bottle Silhouette Light Craft
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
You will be crafting and painting wine bottles and putting lights inside. This will be a fun and trendy craft, taking place on Sept. 14th at 4:00 pm. This is free of charge. Please register by Sept. 11th. For ages 18 and over. For information, contact Angela Lockard at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or alockard1982@gmail.com.

Thursday, Sept. 14
A Distant Light: Kentucky’s Journey Toward Racial Justice
7:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Presented by Bill Cunningham, Kentucky Supreme Court Justice and writer. A Distant Light, Cunningham’s last published book, reveals dramatic plots of murder, kidnapping and mob violence which took place in Calloway County. 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, SEPTEMBER 15

Friday, Sept. 15
MCHS Patriots Varsity Football Homecoming Game
7:00 p.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
MCHS at Murphysboro HS, away game. Schedule listed on website.

Friday, Sept. 15
Live Music: Rooted in So.Il
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
Rooted in So.Il is a trio of super talented songwriters, musicians, and singers from Southern Illinois. They perform classic rock and blues covers and original songs.

Friday, Sept. 15
Massac County 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Homecoming Dance
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
This homecoming event is planned especially for the younger fans of the Massac County High School Patriots. There will be a DJ, dancing, concessions and professional photography. Admission is $6 at the door. The event is chaperoned by the parents of Cub Scout Pack 101. Parent or guardian must be available by phone in case of emergency. No weapons, drugs, alcohol, fighting or funny business allowed. For more information, contact Roger Pugh at 618-524-8340 or metropolispack101@gmail.com. Facebook

Every Friday-Saturday
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, SEPTEMBER 16

Saturday, Sept. 16
Frontier Day
Banks of the Ohio River, Cave In Rock, Il.
Celebration includes a parade, carnival, various entertainment held in the Old Opry House, food and craft vendors. A Little Miss and Mister Frontier Days and Frontier Queen pageant is a highlight as well as various other activities. Annual event held the 3rd Saturday in September. Website

Saturday, Sept. 16
Kids Toy Drive Roadblock
8:00 a.m. – Noon
12th St. & North Avenue, Metropolis
12th St. & Metropolis St.
All donations will go towards the Volunteers with Christmas for Kids Toy Drive, formerly the Amvets Toy Drive. Sponsored by Psi Eta Sorority and Metropolis Fire Department.

baptist-healthSaturday, Sept. 16
Prepared Childbirth Class
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.  Call 270-575-2229 to register.

Saturday, Sept. 16
Massac Nature Study Society: Big Bluestem
9:30 a.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37, Cypress, Il.
John Schwegman will show a short video about how Big Bluestem became Illinois State Prairie Grass and a series of prairie grass slides with comments on each. Then take a walk behind the center to see the actual grasses. Event is free.

Saturday, Sept. 16
Project Hope Fall Vaccine & Microchip Clinic
Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Project Hope Humane Society, 1698 W. 10th St., Metropolis
The clinic will be providing discount rates for vaccinations, microchips, baths and toenail trims.  See Post for more details.

Saturday, Sept. 16
Annual Shrimp Festival
12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Downtown Golconda
Farmer’s market starts at 7 a.m. Live music, maybe a helicopter ride, horse & carriage rides, Corn Hole Tournament, Little Miss Shrimp Pageant, and lots of fun all day and night.  Shrimp cooked more ways than you can imagine, beer and wine tent, local food vendors, crafts and more.  For information, call 618-683-6246.   Website

Saturday, Sept. 16
Kids in the Woods: Fur and Feathers
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 IL-37, Cypress, Il
Program series by Southern Illinois Master Naturalists for families with children ages 5-10. This month, we will take a guided walk to learn about birds and animals, and create a leaf and twig collage or a bird nesting materials ball. Register in advance by calling 618-657-2064.  Website

Saturday, Sept. 16
CNB Customer Appreciation Day
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Hosted by City National Bank. Bring your lawn chairs and come and enjoy some hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks, cookies and ice cream. There will also be live music, games, prizes, and bounce houses.

Saturday, Sept. 16
Youth Fair Paint’n Party Fundraiser
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Massac County Fairgrounds, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis
Attendees will be able to pick from 4 designs: Truck, Pumpkin, Circle, or Top Hat (scarecrow/snowman). The cost will be $20 per attendee. Space is limited to 35 people.Party will be at the Community Center. All money raised will benefit the 2018 Massac County Youth Fair. If you are interested in attending, please contact  Lora Jacobs or Tammie Obermark or check Facebook event.

Saturday, Sept. 16
Illusionist Rick Thomas
7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Rick Thomas performs the most intriguing, innovative and mind-blowing grand illusions in the world, with a style unlike any other magical entertainer. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Sunday, Sept. 17
Worship in the Park with Blend
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Everyone is invited to fellowship at 9:30 a.m., and enjoy the a capella group Blend for the worship service at 10:30 a.m. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket to sit on. Potluck luncheon will follow service. Love offering will be collected. For information, call the church at 618-524-7118 or Rhonda at 618-638-2512.

Sunday, Sept. 17
Benefit Fish Fry
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Cross, 2601 North Ave., Metropolis
Menu includes catfish and fries, hushpuppies, coleslaw, baked beans, assorted desserts, and beverage. Carry-outs available. Free will donations gratefully accepted. Located under the Memorial Pavilion. Proceeds will benefit Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition) (MCDAC) and the congregation’s outreach fund. For information, contact Pr. David Deem at 618-524-4628 or lcocross@Frontier.com.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Monday, Sept. 18 –Coat 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.

baptist-healthMondays, Sept. 18
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. Classes held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2.  Call 270-575-2229 to register.

baptist-healthMonday, Sept. 18
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, SEPTEMBER 19

Tuesday, Sept. 19
Hope Unlimited Annual Gala – Love Amazing
5:30 p.m.
Paducah Convention Center, 415 Park St., Paducah, KY
The Hope Unlimited Family Care Center be showcasing the Love Amazing that happens at their Metropolis and Paducah locations every day. You will hear personal stories from parents working to better their family, and be inspired by the passion of their staff and volunteers. Come prepared to have your life changed, as you hear how others have changed their lives. Get your ticket or table by calling 270-442-1166.

baptist-healthTuesday, Sept. 19
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, SEPTEMBER 20

baptist-healthWednesday, Sept. 20
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.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

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.

family fish fryThursday, Sept. 21
Annual Family Fish Fry
5:00 p.m.
Metropolis Rehab., 2299 Metropolis, St., Metropolis
All friends and family in the community are welcome. Please call Lori at 618-524-2634 by Monday, Sept. 18th with number attending.

Thursday, Sept. 21
Olate Dogs
6:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
The Olate Dogs are the winning participants from Season 7 of America’s Got Talent, capturing the $1,000,000 prize. Led by father Richard Olate and his son Nicholas, these dogs are a high-energy, fast-paced act filled with amazing pet tricks. $1 from every individual ticket sold will be donated to Missing Bella Rescue’s low cost spay/neuter program. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Friday-Saturday, Sept. 22-23
Fall Fiber Festival Workshop
9:00 a.m.
MAKE, 628 Broadway, Paducah, KY
There will be amazing teachers, artisans, crafters, MAKErs, vendors and more, all right under one roof. There are more classes, yarns, workshops that you can imagine, and you don’t want to miss out!  Website

Friday, Sept. 22
MCHS Homecoming Parade
3:30 p.m.
Downtown Metropolis
Parade begins at 9th and Market streets, and continue on Market Street to the Courthouse, continue to 5th and Ferry Street to 3rd Street and end at Washington Park.

Friday, Sept. 22
SCC 50th Anniversary Celebration
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Shawnee Community College, 8364 Shawnee College Rd., Ullin IL
The college invites past and present employees, alumni, current students and the community to attend the event on the Main Campus. For information, contact Katie Armstrong at katelynna@shawneecc.edu. If anyone is interested in temporarily loaning college memorabilia, contact Stacy Simpson at stacys@shawneecc.edu.

Friday, Sept. 22
MCHS Patriots Varsity Football & Homecoming
7:00 p.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
MCHS vs Harrisburg HS, at home. Coronation at half-time. Schedule listed on website.

Friday, Sept. 22
Movies in the Park: Beauty and The Beast
Dusk – Movie begins
Fort Massac State Park picnic area, across from Sonic
All movies are free to the public. Come early and bring your blanket and/or lawn chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase. No alcohol is allowed and pets must be on leashes. Provided by Harrah’s Metropolis.  Monitor Facebook for cancellation notices. For more information, call 618-524-4712.

Friday, Sept. 22
Live Music: Radio Days
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
Radio Days is a trio that play mostly acoustic classic songs from 60’s – 2000’s with songs from all the great artists people know and really enjoy. Their music blends harmony and acoustic guitar and will make you want to sing along!

Friday, Sept. 22
Jerrod Niemann
7:30 p.m.
Clemens Fine Arts Center, 4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Prolific Nashville hit-maker, Jerrod Niemann, is known for clever wordplay and attention-grabbing lyrics. He has a number of hits, including number ones, Lover, Lover and Drink To That All Night Long. Tickets are 30 for adults and $15 for students/children. Visit website for more details.

Every Friday-Saturday
Live Music at Harrah’s: Heart & Soul
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Heart & Soul can play Country, Classic Rock, Blues, or Rock. Enjoy live music from a local band every weekend in the Signature Bar located in the casino area.   Website   Facebook

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Saturday, Sept. 23
Praise the Lard Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-off
The Warehouse, 214 N. 17th Street, Murphysboro, Illinois
Watch 90 teams from around the world vie for top awards at the 29th annual cook-off. Events include a Steak Cook-off,  Kids’ Que, fish fry, grand champion buffet, and live music each night, as well as a market area with a variety of vendors. Website. 618-684-8902.

Saturday, Sept​.​ 23
#CurvesStrong 5​K​ Run/Walk
8​:00​ a​.​m.
Fort M​assac Park, 1308 E​.​ 5th St​.​, Metropolis
Curves and Miss Metropolis, Rebecca Shepard, are hosting the 5K. All the proceeds raised will be going to Metropolis Southern Seven Head Start in order for them to purchase new outside/inside play equipment. Beau Dodson Weather has agreed to do a matching fundraiser. Register by September 5th and pay the registration fee of $20 and be guaranteed a T-shirt size. After September 5th the fee goes up to $25. Pick up a registration form around town or come to Curves​. For information​ or have ​a registration form ​sent to you by email or fax​​​​,​ contact Curves at 618-524-2797​ ​or curvesmetro@comcast.net.

Saturday, Sept. 23
Annual Paducah Dragon Boat Festival
9:00 a.m.
Paducah Riverfront, at the foot of Broadway behind the floodwall murals
Over 30 local teams from area organizations and businesses will vie for the Grand Prize in the ancient Chinese sport of Dragon Boat Racing. In 40-foot long canoe style boats with colorful Dragon heads and tails, the teams will race on a 250 meter course at Paducah’s riverfront. For details, visit website.

Saturday, Sept. 23
Archaeology Festival for Kids
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wickliffe Mounds, 94 Green St., Wickliffe, Ky.
Featured activities include a mock excavation for kids, artifact identification, spear and atlatl throwing, blow guns, youth bow and arrows, flint knapping, finger weaving, corn shuck dolls, and pottery crafts. An Archaeology Quest for kids will be available with prizes. The Event is included in museum admission of $5 adults, $4 kids and seniors. For more information, please call the park office at 270-335-3681. Website.  Facebook Event

Saturday, Sept. 23
Coffee 101
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah KY
Allen Rhodes, owner of Etcetera Coffeehouse, will provide the knowledge and tools to aid you in becoming a wise consumer of coffee.

Saturday, September 23
Monarch Phenomenon
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 IL-37, Cypress, IL
The magnificent monarch butterfly migrates up to 2,500 miles from North America to central Mexico for the winter. Come for a program from 10-11 a.m. to learn all about monarchs, and then spend the rest of the day capturing, tagging and releasing butterflies. For information, call 618-657-2064 or visit. Website

Family-fun-DaySaturday, Sept. 23
Family Fun Day
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ohio Valley Baptist Church, 516 Girard St., Metropolis
Activities take place in the back parking lot near the gym. Inflatables, games and door prizes will be featured. Food will be provided. Everyone is invited.

end alzheimersSaturday, Sept. 23
Corn Hole Tournament for Alzheimer’s
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
American Legion, 321 Market St., Metropolis
Superior Care Home of Paducah and the American Legion of Metropolis team up to raise money for Alzheimer’s Association. Players paired by a blind draw format. Fee is $15 per player. Food and music will be featured. For information, contact Dee Metcalf at 270-442-6884.

Saturday, Sept. 23  (register by Sept. 15)
Banned Book Craft: Charlotte’s Web
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Celebrate your freedom to read. This craft is inspired by the frequently challenged book Charlotte’s Web. This free program is free and intended for kids ages 8 and up. Please call or come into the library to register by Friday, Sept. 15th to make sure they have enough supplies. For information, contact Angela Lockard at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or alockard1982@gmail.com.

Saturday, Sept. 23
MCHS Class of 1992 – 25th Reunion
7:00 p.m.
Fat Edd’s Roadhouse, 323 Ferry St., Metropolis
There will be a DJ, heavy appetizers, our own bartender, and a photo area. Ticket price will depend on the number of RSVPs we get. Currently the price to cover expenses that include room rental, food, DJ, and decorations will be $15 based off 50 attendees. Please RSVP to the event below so we can get an idea. Reunion is held upstairs.

Saturday, Sept. 23
Sara Evans in Concert – Telethon of Stars Celebration
7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Sara Evans returns to our stage this fall as part of the WPSD Telethon of Stars Celebration Concert. Sara is an award winning country music artist with five #1 singles. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Saturday, Sept. 23
MCHS Homecoming Dance
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Details coming soon.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Monday-Friday, Sept. 25 – Nov. 3
SCC Truck Driving Program

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Shawnee Community College, 8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
The program takes only 16 weeks to complete which includes a six-week program and a ten-week externship. Other program dates are Nov. 6 – Dec. 15. For information, call 618-634-3200.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Tuesday, Sept. 26
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.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Wednesday, Sept. 27
First Responders Appreciation Luncheon and Awards
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Central Hall, 1009 North Ave., Metropolis
Awards will be presented at noon. Free for all First Responders. Tickets are $10 per person for other guests and must be purchased in person at the Metropolis Planet office, 111 E. 5th St., or by phone with a major credit or debit card by calling 618-524-2141.

Wednesday, Sept. 27
ZZ Top – The Tonnage Tour  (sold out)
7:15 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
ZZ TOP lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and, in 2004, the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 28-30
Annual Barbecue on the River
11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Downtown Riverfront at Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
There will be 35 BBQ teams that will cook up over 80,000 pounds of pork and chicken, all of whom compete for charity and for the Grand Champions trophy. Includes hog calling and chicken clucking contests, free outdoor concerts, food, and arts and crafts. For schedule of events and music line up, visit website.

lunch-learnThursday, Sept. 28   (register by Sept. 22)
Lunch & Learn: COPD
Noon
Massac Memorial Hospital, 28 Chick St.
Dr. Pavan Bejgum will talk about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Hosted by New Beginnings Department. Registration must be made by Friday, 22nd by calling 618-524-7370 ext. 2175. The public is welcome.

Thursday, Sept. 28  (register by Sept. 25)
Pizza Pan Magnet Board Craft  

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Join us in making pizza pan magnet boards. Free of charge. Ages 18 and over. Must be registered by Sept. 25. For information, Angela Lockard at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or alockard1982@gmail.comFacebook

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Friday, Sept. 29
Travis Family Farm opens
Fri.-Sat. 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sun. 1:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.
They have a large variety of pumpkins, gourds, giant pumpkins, straw, corn stalk bundles, and pie pumpkins. They have animals, pumpkin tic tax toe table, corn box and straw maze all for the kids. Pick from already picked pumpkins or pick your own in the patch.

golf scrambleFriday, Sept. 29  (register by Sept. 26)
Chamber Benefit Golf Scramble
11:00 a.m.
Metropolis Country Club, 1254 Country Club Rd., Metropolis
Metropolis Chamber of Commerce will host the 4-person golf scramble. Lunch served at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon. Cost is $50 per person or $200 per team. Prizes awarded at end of play for longest drive, 1st, 2nd, and last. For information, call 618-524-2714.

Friday, Sept. 29
MCHS Patriots Varsity Football
7:00 p.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
MCHS vs Herrin HS, at home. Schedule listed on website.

Friday, Sept. 29
Live Music: Rooted in So.Il
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
Rooted in So.Il is a trio of super talented songwriters, musicians, and singers from Southern Illinois. They perform classic rock and blues covers and original songs.

DJ Johnny Holland

Every Friday-Saturday
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
DJ Johnny Holland will be providing popular music spanning many genres and decades. Enjoy live music from a local band every weekend in the Signature Bar located in the casino area.   Website   Facebook

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Saturday, Sept. 30
Paducah Farmer’s Market: Fall Festival at BBQ on the River
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, Sept. 30
Trigg Ozark Fall Tour
8:00 a.m.
Vienna Ranger Station, Vienna, IL
Sites will include Indian Footprint Rocks, a state champion cypress tree, the Cache Wetland’s Center, Cantonment Wilkinsonville, and Rainbow Arch. Registration is $50/person and includes transportation, lunch, fees, experienced guides and t-shirt.  For information or to register, call or text 618-499-9174 or 618-499-9629, or email info@illinoisozarks.com. For flyer, click here.

Saturday, Sept. 30
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.

legence bankThursday, Sept. 28
Ice Cream Social – Open House
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Legence Bank, 522 Market St., Metropolis
Everyone is invited to commemorate the opening of the Metropolis Legence Bank. A ribbon cutting will also be held at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 30
Oktoberfest: Books, Brats & Beers
2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
Dinner includes: Choice of meat (Bratwurst, Pork Roast, Wiener Schnitzel], or Hot Dogs), Sauted Potatoes, Sauerkraut, and German roll. Dinner price is $10. Ala Carte items include: pretzel), apple strudel and drinks. Silent auction. 40% of all sales go to the Metropolis Library Project Literacy Program.  Enter the German/Bavarian Costume Contest – 2 categories: Adult and under 16. Prizes to the top 3 in each. Facebook Event

Saturday, Sept. 30
MCHS 1997 Class Reunion
7:30 p.m. – Midnight
Fat Edd’s, 323 Ferry St., Metropolis
Come and reconnect with friends and classmates. Light appetizers will be available along with a cash bar, DJ and dancing all night. Tickets are $15/each at the door or you can mail in advance to Chad Lewis or Jill Hatton. Money collected will go towards the room rental, food, DJ and decorations. For details, see Facebook Event.

 


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