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BES to host Family Fun Night Friday

Brookport Elementary School will have its Family Fun Night on Friday, May 6. The spaghetti supper will be 5-7 p.m.; dinners are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Games will be played and there will be silent auction items up for bid. Drawings for a bicycle and a scooter will be held and there will also be drawings every 30 minutes.

WIBH children’s shoe fundraisER ends ON Saturday

Radio station WIBH is conducting a Warm Soles, New Hope campaign now through Saturday, May 7. It will be distributed through the Children’s Medical and Mental Health Resource Network in Anna, Arrowleaf in Vienna and all Southern Seven Head Start locations to kids affected by abuse, neglect, disaster and family need. No paperwork or proof of income is required to receive a pair of shoes. Sponsorship of a pair is $15, but any monetary contribution is appreciated. Donations by check or money order must be made payable to Operation Warm and sent to WIBH Radio, Attn: Moury Bass, 330 S. Main St., Anna, IL 62906; or can be made online at operationwarm.org/wibh. For more information or to request a pair for a child in need, contact Bass at WIBH at 618-697-0134; Shawnna Rhine at Southern Seven at 618-634-2297, ext. 9161; or visit the WIBH Warm Soles, New Hope Campaign on Facebook.

HCE to hold benefit sale ON Saturday

Massac County Home and Community Education will hold a benefit sale on Saturday, May 7, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m at the Massac County Community Center, 4476 Korte Road in Metropolis. The selection includes Mother’s Day gifts, special bargains, crafts and garden plants. All proceeds go to HCE to help with programs the nonprofit offers in the community.

River-to-River’s final

hike is Saturday

The River-to-River Trail Society will hold its 10th and final guided hike of the spring hiking season on Saturday, May 7, in the Lusk Creek Wilderness of Pope County. The hike is free and open to the public. The 5-mile hike is labeled as difficult and will be in the Bear Branch and Indian Kitchen areas. To comply with Forest Service rules, the group will be divided into two groups of 10. Advance registration is required. Hiking sticks and boots or sturdy shoes are recommended. Hikers should bring water and a snack. No dogs, please. For information and to register, call 618-534-8139.

Ham radio operators to meet for breakfast

Massac County Amateur Emergency Service, a part of the Massac County Amateur Radio Club, holds its weekly breakfast meetings at 10 a.m. on Saturdays at Yesterday’s, 310 W. 10th St. in Metropolis. The next meeting is Saturday, May 7. Testing is also available on Saturday mornings. All ham radio operators or any members of the public who are interested in learning more about the subject of ham radio is invited. For more information, call 270-816-5551.

Extension to host program on caterpillars

University of Illinois Extension educator Erin Garrett will present a free caterpillar identification and collection program at the Giant City Visitor’s Center from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. An indoor presentation will be followed by a caterpillar collection demonstration and hike. Participants will learn identification characteristics for common caterpillars in southern Illinois, build their own collection device and learn how to collect caterpillars. To register, contact the Giant City Visitor’s Center at 618-457-4836.

Legion to host Veteran Appreciation Day Saturday

Metropolis American Legion Post 306, 321 Market St., will host Veteran Appreciation Day from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. All veterans and their families are invited to a free meal of barbecue, burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans and coleslaw prepared by Monte Eichorn with desserts prepared by the Legion’s Ladies’ Auxiliary. For more information, call 618-524-2043.

Caregiver support group to meet on Tuesday

The Season of Honor: Caring for the Caregiver Support Group for those caring for a loved one will meet on Tuesday, May 10, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Baptist Health Paducah in Classroom A, located between Doctors’ Buildings 1 and 2. Baptist Health administration requests that attendees be fully vaccinated, wear a mask and socially distance. For more information, call 270-415-7695 or email seasonofhonor@gmail.com.

Kincaid Mounds Support Organization to meet on Wednesday

Kincaid Mounds Support Organization will meet at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at the visitors’ center of Fort Massac State Park. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month as weather permits. Locations are subject to change. Everyone interested in history is invited to attend. For more information, visit Kincaid Mounds Support Organization on Facebook.

American Legion Post 306 to meet next week

Metropolis American Legion Post 306 is holding its monthly membership meetings at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. The next meeting is Thursday, May 12. The post is located at 321 Market St. in Metropolis.

Grace Church announces food pantry dates

Grace Church, 102 E. 20th St. in Metropolis, has scheduled the dates for its food pantry. The pantry will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, and Saturday, May 28. Everyone is welcome.

Johnson County Genealogical & Historical Society meeting

The Johnson County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday May 15, at the Vienna Public Library located on the south side of the historic Vienna public square. Ed Annable will present the program on “Johnson County Went to War 1861-65.” The public is invited to attend. For more information on the program or activities of the society, call 618-771-6877.

Massac County Amateur Radio Club to meet on May 18

The Massac County Amateur Radio Club will hold its formal monthly at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, at club headquarters, 300 W. 10th St. in Metropolis. The club meets the third Wednesday of the month. All ham radio operators are invited. For more information, call 270-816-5551.

MCDAC sets May 18 meeting

Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition 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 on Wednesday, May 18. 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.

Human Rights Authority to meet on May 19

The Egyptian Regional Human Rights Authority of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission will meet at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, in the meeting room of Pagliai’s Pizza, 509 S. Illinois Ave. in Carbondale. It will review and discuss guardian complaints concerning allegations that the rights of persons with disabilities are being violated at private and public facilities that provide mental health or developmental disabilities services. Cases tentatively set for this month’s agenda include complaints involving alleged violations of the laws, regulations and other mandates that protect the rights of persons with disabilities. If you believe the rights of a person with disabilities are being violated, you may report this at the meeting or contact the authority’s regional coordinator Kim Conway at 618-833-4897. All complainants’ names are kept confidential.

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