Poppy Roadblock is Saturday

The Metropolis American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will host a Poppy Roadblock from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, May 18 at two intersections in Metropolis: North Avenue and 12th Street and Metropolis and 12th Street. Members will also be at Big John Grocery and Save-A-Lot. All proceeds received will be used for veteran's benefits, both locally and at the Marion VA facilities. Everyone is encouraged to donated.

Homecoming service planned

Oak Grove Baptist Church, located at 2200 Old Cypress Rd. near Vienna, will host homecoming services on Sunday. Sunday school will start at 10 a.m., followed by morning worship service at 11 a.m. A potluck dinner will be served at noon. Gloryroad Travelers will sing at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. There will be no evening services.

Neighborhood reunion planned

A neighborhood reunion of residents and former residents who live along Tucker Lane and Joppa Bypass Road will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday on the property formerly owned by Bub and Mary Jane Story. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish or dessert as well as lawn chairs. For information, call 618-638-4102.

Just Friends to perform

Just Friends will be the featured band at Monday Night Live on May 20, 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.

Blood drive will be held May 20

The American Red Cross will host an upcoming blood drive from noon until 6 p.m. Monday, May 20 at Fellowship Baptist Church, located at 890 Senior Ave. in Vienna. To make an appointment, call 800-733-2767.

Revival to begin Monday

Weaver Creek Baptist Church, located at the intersection of North Avenue and Upper Salem Church Road, will host revival services Monday, May 20 through Thursday, May 23. A meet and greet will be held each evening at 6 p.m., followed by the service at 6:30 p.m. Special music will be held throughout the revival, and various pastors will speak. Everyone is invited to attend.

Nature hike set for Saturday

The Massac Nature Study Society will meet on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Fort Massac State Park visitor's center parking lot for a nature hike. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 618-524-9022.

Appreciation service is Sunday

First Missionary Baptist Church, located on the corner of West Seventh and Vienna streets in Metropolis, invites the public to attend the Sixth Appreciation Service for its pastor, Dr. Orlando McReynolds and his wife, Dale, at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Rev. James B. Barnwell III, assistant pastor of Transformation Christian Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, will deliver the 11 a.m. message. Rev. Raynarldo Henderson and the congregation of Washington Street Missionary Baptist Church in Paducah will be in charge of the 3 p.m. appreciation service. Dinner will be served in the church's Family Life Center after the 11 a.m. service. Everyone is invited to attend.

Boy Scout paper drive is set

Boy Scout Troop 101 will hold its regular paper drive on Saturday. Metropolis residents are asked to leave newspapers only bagged or tied in front of their homes by 9 a.m. Magazines will not be collected. The route will also include Fairmount, Airport Road to Country Club Road and North Avenue. The Scouts no longer pick up papers at the Round Knob Store.

Joppa residents may leave papers at Joppa City Hall Friday before 2 p.m.

Food pantry open Saturday

Metropolis' Emmanuel Temple Ministries Church of God In Christ (COGIC), located at 509 Broadway, will be distributing food from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Anyone who needs food assistance is encouraged to stop by the food pantry. For more information, contact Daphane Jackson at 618-638-7099.

Galls to be discussed

Area residents are invited to Cache River Wetlands Center from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday to hear the program, Galls Gone Wild. Participants will learn how to identify tree galls by a growth on branches or leaves, based on size, shape and color, and find out what's causing galls to form and how to manage galls on trees. Tricia Bethke, forest pest outreach coordinator for the Morton Arboretum, will explore the natural history of galls on hackberry, maple and oak trees and what is causing them to persist. For information, call 618-657-2064.

Upcoming Meeting

Fort Massac Chapter NSDAR

Will hold its monthly meeting Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the visitors' center at Fort Massac State Park. Bill Baxter and Dan Huffman will present the program, "Armed Forces Day: Remembrances by Bill Baxter and Dan Huffman." The public is invited to attend.

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