What’s Happening

Snake Road closed for fall migrationShawnee National Forest is closing Forest Service Road No. 345, also known as Snake Road, Sept. 1 through Oct. 30 to allow snakes and amphibians to migrate from their summer habitat in the LaRue Swamp across the road to their winter habitat in the limestone bluffs. The 2.5-mile-long road is closed to vehicles, but open to people traveling on foot. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/shawneenatlforest or twitter.com/ShawneeNF.

Cowboy Campout 2021 begins FridayThe Shawnee Cave Amphitheater will host the Labor Day weekend music event Cowboy Campout 2021 Sept. 3-5. The lineup includes The Steeldrivers, Stoney LaRue, Ward Davis, Ben Chapman, Sunny Sweeney, Ben Haggard, The Supersuckers, Alex Williams, Franklin County Trucking Company, and Murphy 500. Ticket options range from single-day general admission to three-day weekend VIP passes; children 12 and under are free. The Shawnee Cave Amphitheater is located at 3747 Illinois 127 in Murphysboro. For more information, call 618-751-0838 or visit www.shawneecave.fun.

Karnak hosting car show Sept. 11The fourth annual Village of Karnak Patriot Day Car Show will be Saturday, Sept. 11, at Memorial Park in Karnak. Registration is 8 a.m. until noon with a $15 entry fee. Judging begins at 11 a.m. with awards — Top 50, speciality awards and Best of Show — at 2 p.m. There will also be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Hot Rod Nights will provide the day’s music with food from Hoggy’s BBQ. For more information, call 618-634-9311.

Cache River Days are comingThe 26th annual Cache River Days is set for Sept. 10-12 at the ball park in Ullin. Everyone is invited to the three days of family activities, food, music, exhibits and parade. Events include a community worship service at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10: the 5K walk/run, a flea market, slow pitch softball tournament, the parade, the Cache River Days beauty pageant and baby contest, a corn hole tournament and more on Saturday, Sept. 11; free entertainment under the pavilion featuring Jonathan Len and more on Sunday, Sept. 12. For more information, call 618-845-3445 or 618-697-1397.

Ham radio operators meeting for breakfastMassac County Amateur Emergency Service (ARES) is holding its weekly breakfast meetings at 10 a.m. Saturdays at Yesterday’s, located at 310 W. 10th St., Metropolis. The next meeting is Saturday, Sept. 4. Testing is also available on Saturday mornings. For more information, call 270-816-5551.

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