Parent orientation scheduled

Metropolis Head Start will host a parent orientation from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19. All parents or guardians are encouraged to attend to complete paperwork and to meet their child's teacher. All completed health requirement forms should also be brought. These are required before the first day of school on Wednesday, Aug. 21. For information or questions, call 524-5222.

Area pageant seeking entries

The Cache River Days Beauty Pageant in Ullin is still accepting contestant entries. This event will take place on Friday, Sept. 6 in the Leona Brust Civic Center, which is an air-conditioned gym that was recently renovated. Four age groups, from age 4-20, will complete. The deadline for entries is Friday, Aug. 16. For information or to receive an entry packet, call 618-697-8076 or 618-697-1397 or stop by Ullin City Hall Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Food pantry open Saturday

Emmanuel Temple Ministries COGIC, located at 509 Broadway in Metropolis, will be distributing food 8-10 a.m. on Saturday. The food pantry is here to serve the community, and all are welcome. For more information, contact Daphane Jackson 618-638- 7099.

MG Walk set for Sept. 21

This year's Myasthenia Gravis (MG) Walk is set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at a new location-- Fort Massac State Park. Registration will begin at 9 a.m.

The theme for the 2019 Southern Illinois Walk is: "MG Strong: Be the Change."

To form a team, go to www.join.mgwalk.org/southernillinois. Anyone wanting to join McGinnis' team or make a donation can go to: mgwalk2019.securesweet.com/paulaburnettmcginnis.

Wound care to be discussed

Massac Memorial Hospital's New Beginnings Program will host a Lunch and Learn event on Thursday, Aug. 22 at noon featuring Tara Crumble who will speak on wound care services. This is a free community event with lunch provided. To reserve a spot, call 618-524-7370 by Monday, Aug. 19.

Cancer Walk set for Sept. 7

Book for Hope is having its fourth annual Just Imagine Childhood Cancer Walk on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Paducah's Noble Park Shelter 16, located at 2801 Park Ave. Activities begin at 8 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m. Registration is $20 per person and includes a T-shirt for all participants who register by Thursday, Aug. 20. The shirts will be available for walk-up registrants on Sept. 7 while supplies last. To register, visit www.booforhope.org. Event updates are posted on Book for Hope Facebook page.

Butterfly program featured

The Massac Nature Study Society will meet on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St. Anne Parmley will present a program on Butterfly Winter Survival. Anyone with an interest in nature is invited to attend this free event.

Events at wetlands center

Cache River Wetlands Center, located on Ill. 37 south of Cypress, will host two events this weekend. Everyone is invited to the Happy 75th Birthday Smokey Bear celebration from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday.

The public will meet Smokey Bear, learn about fire safety and hear the history of Smokey Bear plus more. From 2-3 p.m. on Sunday, Animal Tracks story hour will be featured. This month's story will be on animals and their tracks followed by a related activity.

For information on both programs, call 618-657-2064.

Just Friends to perform

Just Friends will be the featured band at Monday Night Live on Aug. 19, starting at 6:30 p.m. Held at the Metropolis Community Center, located at 900 W. 10th St., Monday Night Live features live bands and dancing.

A donation is required in order for this program to continue.

Farmers Market available

The local Farmers Market will be on the Massac County Courthouse square, weather permitting, every Saturday morning from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Gary Verbarge at 618-645-1409.

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