Massac County Historical Society meets April 5

Massac County Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 5, at the Elijah P. Curtis Home, 405 Market St., Metropolis. The topic meeting will be “School Days.” Attendees will be invited to share memories of their days in school, whether they went to rural or city schools, in Massac County, nearby or across the country. The differences and similarities in school experiences promise to make for an interesting informal evening. Masks and social distancing will be expected. Everyone interested in history is invited to attend.

Cache River State Natural Area screening movie planned

Cache River State Natural Area will screen the nature movie “A Squirrel’s Guide to Success” at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, April 8. The movie introduces the whole family of squirrels — from tiny chipmunks to big prairie dogs — with their amazing abilities to make a living. The screening will be held at the Barkhausen-Cache River Wetlands Center. For more information, call 618-657-2064.

River-to-River hike is April 10

The River-to-River Trail Society will hold its fifth scheduled hike of the spring 2021 hiking season on Saturday, April 10, on the Snake Road in Union County. This hike is free and open to the public; however, pre-registration is required and the number of hikers will be limited to permit better viewing of the seasonal snake migration. This will be a hike of moderate length and difficulty. Hikers should bring their own water and a snack; hiking sticks and boots or sturdy shoes are strongly recommended; no dogs, please. Due to COVID-19, participants must have a mask covering the nose, mouth and chin, which is not needed while hiking but required when bunching up or when passing on the trail. For information and to registration, call 618-694-7034.

Southern Seven to hold electronics recycling event

Southern Seven Health Department will hold a free, community electronics recycling event from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 10, at Anna-Jonesboro High School. 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.

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