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Blessing of Pets is Sunday

Lutheran Church of the Cross, 2601 North Ave., Metropolis, will hold a blessing of pets at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, on the church lawn. Pastor David Deem will officiate at the blessing service. Dr. Karla Cunningham of River’s Edge Veterinary Hospital will be available for questions and sharing of pet-related information. Following the pet blessing, a light supper with grilled hot dogs and a dessert table will be available, along with a bonfire. The public is invited to attend.

River-to-River hike is Saturday

The River-to-River Trail Society will hold its second guided hike of the 2021 fall hiking season on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Twin Towers area of Hardin and Gallatin counties. The hike is free and open to the public. This will be a rather challenging hike of a little over 6 miles, including ascent of several hills, and is intended for people in good condition who have done some hiking. Hiking sticks and boots or sturdy shoes are strongly recommended. Hikers should bring their own water and a snack. No dogs, please. Hikers should meet at 10 a.m. at the Knights of the Golden Circle parking area, on the east side of Forest Road, about three-quarters of a mile north of the entrance to Garden of the Gods. Because of road work on Forest Road north of the parking area, hikers are advised to approach from the south. For information or directions, call 270-331-1553.

Kincaid Mounds Field Day set for Oct. 23

The Kincaid Mounds Archaeology Field Day program is Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Kincaid Mounds Historic Site. Formal programs will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will be Mississippian artifact displays and information tables from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The program is free of charge, and there will be restroom facilities, but no refreshments sold. The event is supported by a Public Amenities & Event Grant from Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation. Kincaid Mounds is located approximately 10 miles east of Brookport. For more information, visit www.kincaidmounds.com or on Facebook at Kincaid Mounds Support Organization.

New Beginnings seeks nominees for Christmas Antique Angel Project

New Beginnings at Massac Memorial Hospital is seeking nominees for its Christmas Antique Angel Project. All names are confidential and must be submitted by Thursday, Nov. 11. The gift deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 1. For more information, call 524-7370.

Massac County Amateur Radio Club meets Wednesday

The Massac County Amateur Radio Club will hold its formal monthly at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at club headquarters, 300 W. 10th St., Metropolis. The club meets the third Wednesday of the month. All ham radio operators are invited. For more information, call 270-816-5551.

Vienna lodge hosting chicken and dumpling fundraiser on Sunday

The Egyptian Chapter No. 30 Order of the Eastern Star and Vienna Masonic Lodge No. 150 will conduct a chicken and dumpling fundraiser from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17, at the Masonic temple, 1615 Old Route146 Loop, Vienna. The menu — all-you-can-eat homemade chicken and dumplings, green beans, slaw, cornbread or rolls, dessert and drink — will be available for a donation of $10 for adults, $4 for 6- to 12-year-olds; and free for under 6. Limited indoor seating and carry-out orders will be available.

MCDAC meets Wednesday

Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition (MCDAC) meets the third Wednesday of every month at 8 a.m. in person in the Metropolis City Hall council chambers and also via Zoom. Meetings are open to the public. The next meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 20. MCDAC is a group of volunteers determined to provide leadership, education and resources in order to build and sustain communities of knowledgeable citizens who make healthy and safe choices through the reduction of substance abuse. For more information or the meeting link, contact MCDAC director Holly Windhorst at 618-316-4472 or massacdrugawareness@gmail.com.

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