Native Plant Society meets June 15The Southern Chapter of the Illinois Native Plant Society will host a virtual presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15. Chris Benda will discuss the Plants of Concern program and its goal of monitoring and protecting a variety of southern Illinois plant species that aren’t not found in the rest of the state. To register for the free presentation, visit

Southern Seven to hold electronics recycling eventSouthern Seven Health Department will hold a free, community electronics recycling event from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, June 26, at Job Corp in Golconda. The manufacturer supported e-waste program, administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, is open to residents in the Southern Seven region — Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski and Union counties. Devices accepted include computers, fax machines, scanners, televisions, DVD players/recorders and VCRs. No kitchen appliances will be accepted. Appointment aren’t needed to attend. Volunteers will be on-hand to remove items from the vehicle. COVID-19 safety measures will be observed. For more information, contact Miranda Adams, Southern Seven’s Environmental Health director, at 618-634-2297 ext. 9114, or visit Southern Seven on Facebook.

Living History Weekend is SaturdayThe Massiac Marines will return to Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis for their Living History Weekend at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 12. Authentically-dressed, living history re-enactors bring the late-1700s to life as military drill and life-style demonstrations are featured. Admission is free admission. The event is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 618-524-4712.

Super Car Show slated for June 13Get those classic vehicles ready for the the 35th annual Super Car Show. The event, sponsored by the Metropolis Rotary Club, will be Sunday, June 13, at Fort Massac State Park. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with registration from 8 a.m. to noon, with judging at 11 a.m. and the trophy presentation at 3:30 p.m. The event showcases antique cars, trucks and street rods from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and up to the latest models. Admission is free to the public. Concessions will be available with proceeds benefiting the Metropolis Rotary Club. For more information, visit metropolis or call 618-638-4621.

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