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TUESDAY, MARCH 3

First Tuesday (through Spring 2015)
Free GED Course Enrollment
Shawnee Community College will offer the class at the Metropolis Spence Community Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. All classes are free and limited transportation will be provided. For information, call 618-634-3222, or students can enroll on the first Tuesday of each month.

Every Tuesday (until April 15)
Free Tax Filing
7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Happy Hearts Senior Center, 701 Market St, Metropolis
Free tax filing provided by AARP.

Every Tuesday
Massac County Commissioners
8:30 a.m.
Massac County Courthouse, Superman Square, Metropolis
County board of commissioners meets each Tuesday to discuss business of the county.  Meeting is open to the public.

Every Tuesday
Bridge
10 a.m.
Girl Scout House, 1230 E. 7th St., Metropolis
For more information, call 618-524-5125.

Every Tuesday
Aerobics
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Janet Foster, instructor. No charge. For information, call 618-524-1696.

Every Tuesday
Metropolis Kiwanis Club
Noon – 1 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6th and Ferry streets, Metropolis
Club meets weekly to hear presentations and discuss service projects.  Meetings are free.  Website

Every Tuesday
Karate
4 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Brian Green, instructor.  $35 per month. For more information, call 618-524-1696.

Tuesday, March 3
Relay for Life Event Leadership Team Meeting
6 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
The 2015 Relay for Life event will be held on Saturday, May 30th from noon to 10 p.m. Everyone who is interested in learning more and getting involved in the event is invited to attend this meeting held in the basement of the library. For information, visit website or Facebook page.

Every Tuesday
Yoga Class
6 p.m.
Glass Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 727 E. 12th St., Metropolis
Classes conducted by Tonya Bell.  Cost is $15 per month. Please bring your own mat.  For more information, call 618-524-3768.

Every Tuesday
Bridge Ministry Weekly Dinner
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Brookport School gym, 319 Ferry St., Brookport, Il.
Area churches who have organized this ministry are hosting a free weekly dinner for Massac County residents who are in need. For information, call 618-564-2616.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 3 through April 2
Build Your Own Business course
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Shawnee Community College, 8364 Shawnee College Rd., Ullin, IL
This 5-week course called Operation JumpStart: First Step teaches essential business planning and preparation skills with practical hands-on training. This course is geared for individuals considering starting or expanding a small business.  Class is held in the Business and Industry Training Center. The enrollment fee of $25 includes all materials. Registration is required no later than Feb. 24. For information, contact Gabriele Farner at 618-634-3254 or gabrielef@shawneecc.edu.

Every Tuesday
Grief Support
6:30 p.m.
Old First Baptist Church, 516 Girard St., Metropolis
A support group to help anyone grieving the death  of a loved one is held in the Family Life Center. For information, call 618-524-8681.

First Tuesday
Project Hope Humane Society
6:30 p.m.
Regular monthly meeting.  For time and place, call 618-524-8939 or 618-524-7709.

First Tuesday
Heartland Christian Home Educators of Illinois
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
St. John Church, 6201 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
This support group for parents who home school conducts monthly parents meeting on the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, call Carrie Bullock at 618-638-3289 or carriehche@gmail.com.

First Tuesday
American Legion Post 306
7 p.m.
321 Market St., Metropolis
Monthly meeting.

First Tuesday
Mental Illness Support Group
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
The National Alliance on Mental Illness support group for family members and those with mental illness is held the first Tuesday of each month. For information, call 618-524-5628.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4

Every Wednesday
Parkinson Support
9:30 a.m. Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah -OR-
10 a.m. Lourdes Hospital, 1530 Lone Oak Rd., Paducah
Group meets every Wednesday, taking turns each week at either Baptist Health, 2nd floor atrium conference room, or at Lourdes Hospital, basement classroom 4B. For information or specific location, call 270-898-8031.

Wednesday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 24
Behavior Modification for a Healthy Weight
11 a.m.  Wednesday
6 p.m.  Tuesday
WKCTC, 4810 Alben Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Speaker is Leslie Page, WKCTC Psychology Instructor. The community is invited to attend this free class held in Crounse Hall, Room 101, West Kentucky Community Technical College.

Every Wednesday
One-On-One Computer Help
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Got computer questions? The library has answers. From basics to social media, job applications to resumes, whatever you need. Ask Amanda for help during this time block every Wednesday. Website

Every Wednesday
Bridge
Noon
Girl Scout House, 1230 E. 7th St., Metropolis
For more information, call 618-524-5125.

First Wednesday
Stitchers!
Noon
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
You are invited to bring anything that you might be working on. Share crafting ideas and learn from the Stitchers!  Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, call 618-524-4312.  Website 

Wednesday, March 4 (cancelled)
City Council Committee Meetings
1:00 p.m. Water, Light & Street
1:30 p.m. Industrial
City Hall, 106 W. 5th St., Metropolis
Meetings will be held upstairs in the Council Room. See Agendas.

Every Wednesday
Weight Watchers
5 p.m.
City Fire Department, 213 W. 7th St., Metropolis
Group meets every Wednesday in the training room of the Fire Department. Weigh-in begin at 5 p.m. with the meeting following at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 800-651-6000.

First Wednesday
VFW Post 3847
7 p.m.
American Legion, 4th and Market streets, Metropolis
Monthly meeting.  Potential members are always welcome.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

First Thursday
VA Representative
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Massac County Courthouse, Metropolis
VA representative is available to assist veterans with claims and other needs on the 1st Thursday of each month.  He can also be reached at 618-997-3309 or there is an online tool available on website.

Every Thursday
Weaver Creek Food Pantry
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Weaver Creek Baptist Church, 2748 North Ave., Metropolis
The church will start operating a food pantry on Thursdays in the fellowship hall at the back of the church. Anyone in need of food is encouraged to stop by.

Every Thursday
Aerobics
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Janet Foster, instructor. No charge. 618-524-1696.

Every Thursday
Metropolis Rotary Club
12:10 p.m. – 1 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Club meets weekly to discuss service projects.  Website

Every Thursday
Line Dancing Class
6 p.m.  Beginners class
7 p.m.  Intermediate and couples class
American Legion Hall, 423 Legion Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Night Moves Dance Club offers line dance lessons every Thursday.  $4 admission charge. For information call 270-442-3186 or 270-554-1486.  Website

Thursday, March 5
Go Solar!
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Shawnee Community College, 8364 Shawnee College Rd., Ullin, Il.
Learn how to start your own solar panel system, the costs and equipment and get in on state and federal rebates, and tax cuts to help you pay for it. Cost is $10. Craig Bradley, will instruct the class in the Main Campus River Room.  Space is limited so register by March 3rd. Register on the website or contact Gabriele Farner at  618-634-3254 or communityed@shawneecc.edu.

Every Thursday
DivorceCare
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
This free support group focuses on help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce.  All are welcome.  For more information, contact Shawn Casperson at 618-524-1062.

Some Thursdays, starting March 5
Mental Illness Support Group
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location given when you register
Participants will be taught communication skills, problem-solving and ways to set limits as well as self-care. Teachers are volunteers who know what it’s like to have a relative who struggles with mental illness. For information or to register, contact Judy Kruger at 618-524-5628, 618-524-3872, or judykruger@namimetropolis.net. Sponsored by NAMI Metropolis, The National Alliance on Mental Health.  Registration is a must, no walk-ins, no exceptions.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

Friday, March 6
ICash Lost Treasure Program
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Rhonda Belford, from the Illinois State Treasure’s Office will help  you find out if you have money floating around, which you are unaware of, such as; inheritance, CD’s, stocks, utility refunds, safety deposit box, investments, etc. Must register by Wed. March 4th. Limited spaces are available. Notifications will be posted in case of possible schedule change. You can run an Icash search yourself: go to www.Icash.Illinois.gov, and follow the instructions. For information and registration, call the Library at 618-524-4312 ext. 3. Visit Facebook page.

Every Friday
Story Time at the Library
11 a.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
This program is intended for ages 4-6. Parents or guardians are encouraged to attend. For information, contact Amanda Walker at 618-524-4312.  Website

Fridays, March 6 and March 20
St. Paul Annual Lenten Fish Fry
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
St. Paul Catholic Church, 2020 State Route 146 E, Vienna, Il.
All-you-can-eat fish, french fries, coleslaw, dessert and drink will cost $9 for adults and $5 for children. Children under 3 eat free. Grilled cheese sandwich and fries can be substituted for the fish meal for a cost of $4.  Meal will be served in the parish hall. Carry-outs will be available. For more information, call 618-771-6993 or 618-967-5164.

Friday, Mar. 6
Wildlife Movie Night:  The Private Life of Deer
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park Visitor Center, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Just a century ago, there were less than a million deer in North America. Today, there are nearly 30 million. The Private Life of Deer looks at how these wild deer interact with one another, and how they adapt to living in a suburban environment. Movie is free and concessions will be available for purchase. For information, contact Neal Pankey at 618-524-4712 or neal.pankey@illinois.gov.

First Friday
Western United Cherokee Cultural meeting
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Vienna, Illinois
Cultural nights are held to teach about native culture, current events, history, and spirituality. Speakers and subjects vary monthly. Refreshments or a ‘pot luck’ are always available, and all are welcome regardless of age or ethnicity. The meeting is held the first Friday of each month, normally at the Vienna Public library. Please call 618-922-3273 to confirm time, date and location.

Every Friday
Paducah Writers Group
8 p.m
Etcetera Coffeehouse, 320 N. 6th St., Paducah, Ky.
Poets and storytellers from the area gather to share their words.  Step up to the mic yourself, or just sit and listen. Free.

Every Friday-Saturday
Live Music at Harrah’s
9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
A local band will perform on the Signature Bar stage in the casino.

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

Saturday, March 7
Prepared Childbirth Class
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class designed to help expectant parents in their second or third trimester learn about the labor and delivery process. Class is held in Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

First Saturday
Free Nail Clipping Day for Dogs
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Paws and Claws Dog Salon, 3098 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Free nail clipping for all dogs at Paws and Claws located across from Massac Junior High School. For more information, contact Kathy or Bethany at 618-638-3988 or candlebakery@frontier.com.

Saturday, March 7
Dr. Suess’s Birthday Party
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
All are welcome to share a story and refreshments with the special guest, the Cat in the Hat. Please register by Wed. March 4th. For information, contact Angie at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or library@cityofmetropolis.com. Visit Facebook Page.

First Saturday
Southern Illinois Spinners and Weavers Guild
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis, Il.
Artists include knitters, spinners, weavers, crocheters, felters, and other fiber arts. Feel free to join in or just come and watch. New members are welcome and there is no cost to join guild or to attend gatherings. Meetings are once a month on the first Saturday. For more information, call 618-524-9321.  Facebook

Saturday, March 7
Baseball / Softball / T-Ball Registration
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Massac County Youth Baseball and Softball Association will be taking registrations for the 2015 season. Registration fee is $50. All umpires must sign up on these days also.

Saturday, March 7
Metropolis Kiwanis & Rotary Scholarship Spaghetti Supper
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
The 3rd annual spaghetti supper will also feature a  Business Showcase raffle with lots of amazing prizes from local businesses. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for ages 2-10 for children, which includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner prepared by Ann Mittendorf, LouLous Country Farm, and dessert. Tickets are available from Kiwanis or Rotary members, Metropolis Planet, Treasures Jewelry Outlet or City National Bank.  All money will go toward providing much-needed scholarships for area high school seniors. For more information, contact AJ or Shannon at Treasures Jewelry Outlet, 618-522-4653 or Areia at Metropolis Planet, 618-524-2141.

Saturday, March 7
Men Who Cook
Julian Carroll Convention Center, 415 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky.
6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
The Purchase Area Sexual Assault & Child Advocacy Center is having their largest annual fundraiser with a Vegas theme and are adding fantasy casino gaming to the event. For tickets, call 270-534-4422. Doors open at 6 p.m. Food is served at 6:30 p.m. Gaming starts at 8 p.m. Visit Facebook Page.

Saturday, March 7
Terry Fator
7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky
Terry Fator is a singer, comedian, ventriloquist, and celebrity impressionist who burst onto the national scene after winning “America’s Got Talent” on television in 2007. Tickets start at $57.50. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 270-450-4444 or visit website.

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

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Sunday, March 8
Daylight Savings Time Begins
2 a.m.

Every Sunday
Celebrate Recovery
1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Christ-centered 12-step program for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups. Program is also offered at The Center at Heartland Worship Center in Paducah on Fridays, beginning at 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 8
Veritas
3 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The artistic experience of a Veritas concert is the powerful sound of five male vocalists, singing new and old songs of faith, delivering the sound of love, hope, and excellence. Tickets only available as part of a Myre Series Subscription, starting at $37. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 270-450-4444 or visit website.

MONDAY, MARCH 9

Second Monday
Metropolis Garden Club
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.  (December meeting will be a luncheon at 11 a.m.)
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis.
Visitors are always welcome.  Refreshments are available at 9:30 a.m., followed by the program at 10 a.m. Program will be New Plant Varieties by Jennifer Wampler, greenhouse manager for Massac Nursery. Free for admission. $15 for year for membership. The club meets the 2nd Monday of most months. For information, contact Anne Parmley at 618-524-9022 or anne.parmley@gmail.com.  Website

Every Monday
Take Off Pounds Sensibly
10 a.m.
Joppa Baptist Church, 215 Pearl St., Joppa, Il.
This chapter meets every Monday. Weigh-ins are from 10-10:30 a.m. and followed by a brief meeting. For information, call 618-543-9282 or 618-638-4102.

Every Monday
Strong for Life
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Happy Hearts Senior Center, 701 Market St., Metropolis
This free exercise class is open to anyone over 60 years of age.  Exercises use elastic bands to strengthen legs and arms and to increase balance and stamina. Most exercises are done sitting down so if you can sit you can exercise. For more information, contact Cynthia Conder at 618-524-9755.

Monday, March 9 and Wednesday, March 11
Diabetes Class
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class with a certified diabetes instructor to assist with any question or concerns about diabetes. Class is held in Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2918 for more information.

Every Monday
Take Off Pounds Sensibly
4:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
This chapter meets every Monday. Weigh-ins are from 4:30-5 p.m. and followed by the meeting from 5-5:30 p.m.

Monday, March 9
Prepared Childbirth Class
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class designed to help expectant parents in their second or third trimester learn about the labor and delivery process. Class is held in Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

Every Monday
Constitution Party
6 p.m.
United Country Real Estate, 109 W. 5th St., Metropolis
The party meets every Monday. Everyone is invited. For information, call 618-524-9516.

Every Monday
Ohio River Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol
6 p.m.
SCC Metro Center, 5385 Industrial Park Rd., Metropolis
The squadron specializes in the cadet program and studies radio-controlled aircraft, model rockets and basic astronomy.  Teenagers, ages 12-18, and adults are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Gregory Krempasky at gregmetroipad3@gmail.com.

Second Monday
Go Heart Smart
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Open to anyone interested in learning more about behavioral change and prevention of disease. Meetings will be held monthly on the second Monday. For more information, contact Cindy Oliver at 800-698-4820 x177.

Monday, March 9
Spa Essential Oil Party
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Bliss Bodyworks, 727 E. 12th St., Metropolis
With so many oils to choose from it is hard to know which oils are right for you. In this class you will learn how to help aid you and your family. Samples and handouts are dispersed at these meeting. Free chair massage after the meeting. Cost of the meeting is $25 and registration and payment are required by March 6th, 5 p.m. You may drop off registration payment at Bliss Bodyworks (inside Glass Chiropractic). For information, contact instructor, Ericca Arthur at 618-739-9012.  Visit Event Page.

Second Monday
MCHS Band Boosters
6:30 p.m.
Massac County High School Band Room
The band boosters meet monthly to assist with Patriot Band activities.

Second Monday
Faith in Film: Mud
6:30 p.m.
Maiden Alley Cinema, 112 Maiden Alley, Paducah, Ky.
Starring Sam Shepard, Jacob Lofland, Tye Sheridan, Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey.  Sponsored by Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church and Etcetera Coffeehouse. Ticket prices are $7.25 for adults, $5.25 for seniors, and $4.75 for students. For more information, call 270-441-7007. Website

Every Monday
Monday Night Live
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Live music, dancing, refreshments.  This event is run by volunteers and counts on donations to pay the bands and provide refreshments.  For information, call 618-638-2595.

Second & Fourth Mondays
Metropolis City Council
7 p.m.
City Hall, Council Room upstairs, 106 West 5th St., Metropolis
Council meets regularly on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.  Meeting is open to the public. Agenda will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

TUESDAY, MARCH 10

Second Tuesday
Adjustments for Kids
Chiropractic Works, 723 Market St, Metropolis
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Adjustments for Kids event helps families get affordable chiropractic care for their children, no insurance needed.  The fee of $10, $15, or $20 is based upon how old they are. This event is held the second Tuesday of each month. For more information call  618-524-8300.  Website

Second Tuesday
Mothering Through Breastfeeding
10 a.m.
Grace Episcopal Church, 9th and Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
This parenting support group is open to all pregnant and nursing mothers and their children.  For information, call 270-443-2373 or 270-442-4891.

Second Tuesday
Metropolis Area Tourism Commission
11 a.m.
Metropolis City Hall, Council Chambers, 106 W 5th St.
The commission meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday to discuss tourism projects.  Agenda will be posted as it becomes available.

Second Tuesday
Girl Scout Leaders Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Girl Scout House, 1230 E. 7th St., Metropolis

Second Tuesday
Friends of IOOF Cemetery Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, basement, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Anyone interested in the maintenance of the IOOF Cemeteries is encouraged to attend the meeting on the second Tuesday of each month.

Second Tuesday
Brookport City Council
7 p.m.
City Council Chambers, W. 3rd St., Brookport, Il.
The Council meets monthly to discuss city government. Community members have two minutes to voice their concerns during the public session. Anything that will take longer must be put on the agenda by notifying City Hall by Friday.

Second Tuesday
Quail Unlimited
7 p.m.
Jumbo’s Restaurant, 97 Redbud Ln., Vienna, Il.
River Oaks Quail Unlimited meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Jumbo’s Restaurant in Vienna.

Second Tuesday
VFW Ladies Auxiliary
7 p.m.
American Legion Post, 4th and Market streets, Metropolis
Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 3847 meets on the second Tuesday of each month.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11

Second & Fourth Wednesdays
Postpartum Depression Support
9:30 a.m.
Lourdes Medical Pavilion, 225 Medical Center Dr., Paducah, Ky.
The free support group is available for women experiencing anxiety or depression during the year following the birth of a child. Meeting is held monthly in the Women’s Health and Wellness Center. For more information, call 270-534-4357.

Wednesday, March 11
Plan to be Tobacco-Free
11 a.m.
WKCTC, 4810 Alben Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Speaker is Jaime Smith, Kentucky Cancer Program. The community is invited to attend this free class held in Crounse Hall, Room 101, West Kentucky Community Technical College.

Second Wednesday
Massac County Chamber of Commerce
Noon
The Range at Harrah’s, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Chamber members and guests meet monthly to network with fellow businesses and discuss community events and services. Lunch is available for $7 which includes the gratuity, and dining will be from the regular buffet. The business meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. Reservations are required. To RSVP, contact 618-524-2714 or office@metropolischamber.com.  Website

THURSDAY, MARCH 12

Every-Other-Thursday
Young Elks Club
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Metropolis Elks Lodge, 104 W. 4th St., Metropolis
Any young person ages 12-20 years, is welcome to join the Young Elks.  The group plans and hosts various events to help out in the community. For more information contact Patty Henry at 404-683-2616.

Thursday, March 12
Movie Night at the Wetlands Center
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, Il.
Movies about nature will provide viewers of all ages with an opportunity to learn. This month’s movie is “Venom: Nature’s Killer”. Please be advised this video contains graphic images and content. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 618-634-2231.    Website

Thursday, March 12 – Saturday, March 14
Murder Country Style
6:30 p.m.
Market House Theater, 132 Market House Sq., Paducah, Ky.
The Stump family reunion tour comes to a deadly climax.  Put on your detective hat and solve the mystery in this dinner theatre audience participation event. Show is appropriate for teens and older because of violence. Tickets are $35 and include dinner and the show. Get a group of friends together and become a team.  Teams are tables of 8 for this event.  Due to table seating arrangements the tickets are only available by calling the box office at 270-444-6828.

Thursday, March 12
The Great Gatsby (Family Series)
6:45 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The story is set in New York Cithy and Long Island in the 1920s.. Audiences feel the energy of Jay Gatsby, the allure of Daisy Buchanan, and the Everyman complexity of Nick Carraway. Tickets only available as part of Family Series Subscription, starting at $51. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 270-450-4444 or visit website.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

Friday, March 13
Bad Luck Bingo
4 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Join Ms. Amanda and Ms. Angie for a fun family night and play Bad Luck Bingo.  There will be prizes and a snack.  This program is free and intended for the whole family.  Please register by Friday, March 6th.  For information, contact Amanda or Angie at 618-524-4312 ext. 34 or library@cityofmetropolis.com. Visit Facebook page.

Friday, March 13
O’Carson Irish Bash
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky
Music by Gallica, a traditional Irish music band from St. Louis. Included with your ticket will be Irish themed food and a party favor.  Cash bar will be available and includes green beer and plenty of Guinness.  Dress your Irish best and participate in the costume contest. Must be 21 or over to attend. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 270-450-4444 or visit website.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

Saturday, March 14
Annual Farmer Appreciation Breakfast
6:30-8:30 a.m.
Massac County Youth Fairgrounds Community Center, 4476 Korte Rd.Metropolis
Come eat a free breakfast with local farmers to learn more about farmers bringing safe, affordable food from their farms to your table. Call the Massac County Farm Bureau at 618-524-5811 to reserve your seat before Thursday. This event is sponsored by the Massac County Farm Bureau Young Farmer’s Committee. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to help the local food pantries.

Second & Fourth Saturdays
New Beginnings Clothes Closet
9 a.m. – Noon
New Beginnings Church, 724 E. 12th St., Metropolis
Clothes of all sizes available at no cost on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month.  For information call 618-524-3604.

Saturday, March 14
Guided Hike: Cedar Bluff to Bork Falls (Johnson County)
10 a.m.
Meet:  Goreville City Park, Goreville Rd. about 1/3 mile west of Rt  37
Leader will be Bob Mulcahy.  The River-to-River Trail Society provides guided hikes in and about the Shawnee National Forest. This hike is open to the public free of charge. Most hikes are of at least moderate difficulty, intended for people in good health who have done some walking. Boots or sturdy shoes are highly recommended. Hikers should bring their own water and a snack. No dogs, please. For information, contact Eric Johnson at 618-499-2337 or Gillum Ferguson at 630-470-7692.

Saturday-Sunday, March 14-15
L’ecole du Soldat
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
L’ecole du Soldat or School of the Soldier will be held for French troops at Fort Massac State Park. French and Indian War period living historians from throughout the Midwest will attend this two-day training session. See the Marines as they learn the weapons drills, marching and tactical maneuvers of the French military in the 1750’s. Free. For more information, call 618-524-9321.  Visit Facebook Page.

Saturday, March 14
Annual St. Patty’s Day Smash Strongman Competition
11 a.m.
2nd and Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
Open to participants and spectators. Axle clean and press, Axle deadlift, Yoke squat, Max farmer pick, and Keg over bar. Tickets are $5 at the gate. Kids 12 and under are free. For information, contact Shawn Nevels at 270-443-5438.

Second Saturday
Second Saturday Gallery Walk
Noon – 6 p.m.
LowerTown Arts District Galleries & Studios, Paducah, Ky.
Visit LowerTown’s great galleries and studios on the second Saturday of every month. Enjoy fine art and crafts while strolling through this historic neighborhood. For more information call 270-444-8649.

Saturday, March 14
Annual Outdoor Sportsman Beast Feast Banquet
5 p.m.
Joppa Missionary Baptist Church, 215 Pearl St., Joppa, Il.
Attendees are asked to bring a crock pot or dish of their favorite wild game to share. Program starts at 6 p.m., with door prizes to be awarded. Bring deer or fish mounts for a Wall of Fame display. There will be duck and turkey calling contests, archery range, as well as children’s activities. Speaker is David Dyer of North Carolina. For more information, call the church office at 618-543-6610.

Saturday, March 14
MCDAC Drug Awareness Carnival at MCHS
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
MCHS, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Carnival will be at Massac County High School cafeteria.  No admission fee, but donations will be accepted. The Youth Advisory Council invites all students K-8th grades. There will be games and prizes including a Kindle Fire raffle.

Saturday, March 14
Nielsen’s 4th Symphony
7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Paducah Symphony Youth Orchestra Side-by-Side Performance. For tickets and pricing, visit website, call 270-444-0065 or stop in Paducah Symphony office at 760 Broadway in Paducah.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

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Every Sunday
Celebrate Recovery
1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Christ-centered 12-step program for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups. Program is also offered at The Center at Heartland Worship Center in Paducah on Fridays, beginning at 7 p.m.

MONDAY, MARCH 16

Every Monday
Monday Night Live
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Live music, dancing, refreshments.  This event is run by volunteers and counts on donations to pay the bands and provide refreshments.  For more information, call 618-638-2595.

TUESDAY, MARCH 17

Third Tuesday
SOAR Union Meeting
USW Union Hall, 3831 U.S. Hwy 45, Metropolis
Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees meets monthly for union meetings. For time and more information, call 270-832-2769.

Third Tuesday, March 17
Library Birthday Club & Special Program
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
10:30 a.m.
Program speaker is Betty Dobson portraying Maggie Steed. Maggie constructed, owned, and operated the Hotel Metropolitan in 1909, when she was just 24 years old. Maggie, an African American woman, was bound and determined to construct a hotel for “colored” people, when she arrived in Paducah in 1893. The hotel accommodated many famous African Americans, such as Louie Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Thurgood Marshall, B.B. King, Ike and Tina Turner, and the Harlem Globetrotters. The program is free and open to all.  For information, contact Amanda Quint at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or library@cityofmetropolis.com.  Facebook Page

Third Tuesday
Metropolis Library: Bound in Covers book club
10:30 a.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street, Metropolis
Book Club will meet on the third Tuesday of every month. Learn about and discuss various books and authors. Join this lively, interactive group of book lovers. For more information, contact Amanda Quint at 618-524-4312 x3 or library@cityofmetropolis.com.    Website

Tuesday, March 17
Kitschy Craft Tuesday: Making Barbed Wire Stars
4 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Craft is intended for ages 18 and up. Program is free of charge. Must register by Sat. March 14th by calling Amanda at  618-524-4312 ext. 3. Visit Facebook Page.

Third Tuesday
Amvets Post 132 Ladies Auxiliary
6 p.m.
Girl Scout House, 1230 E. 7th St., Metropolis
Monthly meeting is held at the Girl Scout located off East Fifth Street near Sonic.


ON-GOING EVENTS ———-

Order Superman License Plates
These 2015 plates can only be displayed for the 60 days prior to the end of the Superman Celebration. Each plate costs $35. To obtain an order blank, email supermanplates@gmail.com or stop by the Metro Chamber office. 516 Market Street, Metropolis.  A copy of car registration and drivers license need to be included with the order. Car registration must be valid through June 30, 2015.

While supplies last
Free Smoke Detectors to Metropolis Residents
Metropolis Fire Dept., 213 W. 7th St., Metropolis
The Metropolis Firefighters Local 3367 has a smoke detector give away program while supplies last. You must reside within the city limits of Metropolis, and be able to show proof of address. You must also be willing to allow the firefighters access to the home for installation of the detector. You must also fill out a request form, available at the fire station during normal business hours.  For information, call 618-524-2121.  Facebook

Through Sunday, March 1
HCE Scholarship Applications for Massac County
Home and Community Education Association will be giving scholarships again this year. Last year they awarded 3 scholarships with a total of $1000. Applications are available at the counselor’s offices and agriculture instructor’s offices at both Massac County and Joppa high schools, and must be postmarked by March 1. For information, call the Extension office at 618-524-2270 or Kathy Hutcherson at 618-524-7555.

Through Tuesday, March 31
Library Artist of the Month: Marsha Rice
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Marsha has a great talent in various forms of art, as well as thinking-up creative craft-ideas and utilizing her artistic skills that she inherited from her late-parents, Aaron and Ruth Korte.

Through Wednesday, April 1
Rotary Scholarship Applications being accepted
The Rotary International District 6510 Scholarship will fund three scholarships: 1 at $5000 scholarship and 2 at $2500 each. High School seniors planning to attend a University or an accredited Junior College or an accredited Trade School are encouraged to apply. Winners will be presented at High School Senior event where Scholarships are awarded. Recipient will agree. See Application.

Through Saturday, May 30
St. Louis Baseball Get-Away Raffle
St. Louis Cardinals vs Kansas City Royals
Game on Saturday, June 13 at 3:10 p.m.
Get-Away includes 4 box seat tickets, $300 spending money and lodging at the Hyatt Regency.  Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. All proceeds go to Massac County Relay for life. Sponsored by City National Bank.

Weekdays while schools are in session
Faith Cares Mentoring Lunch Buddy Program
Faith Cares Mentoring is a multi-­denominational, Christian faith-­based program that serves the community in a variety of ways with the help of AmeriCorps Service Members and community volunteers. Adult Lunch Buddies volunteer to eat lunch at school at least twice a month with a child in the first through fourth grades. This extra adult attention received from a positive role model will hopefully motivate the child to do well in school and later succeed in life. Adult Lunch Buddies are needed at Brookport, Maple Grove, and Metropolis Elementary Schools.  For more information, call 618-524-8763 or email  faithcaresmentoring@gmail.com.

Firefighters Help Hometown Soldier
Metropolis Fire Department, 213 W 7th St., Metropolis
Shirts are being sold to raise funds for the Associated Firefighters of Illinois Warrior Program. This year’s recipient is Jarrod Bullock of Metropolis, who was wounded in action in Afghanistan. Shirts are $20 for short-sleeve or $25 for long sleeve. Raffle tickets on sale for a 2014 Polaris Ranger 800 are $20 each, with only 1500 being sold.  For  information, call 618-524-2121 or email Metropolisfire@gmail.com.

National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson St., Paducah, Ky.
Currently, the Museum has over 320 quilts from over 350 different quilt makers in our collection. At any given time, 50-60 of these quilts are on display in the gallery as well as the miniature quilts collection. Admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students.
Through Mar. 10:  School Block Challenge, and The Heart of America
Through Apr. 7:  Into the Wild: Quilted Creatures
Ongoing:  Oh WOW! Miniature Quilts
Website

Clemens Fine Arts Center Gallery
Paducah School of Art & Design
4810 Alben Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Through March 26: Line and Volume: Harris Deller
Visit website.

PAPA Gallery Shows
10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday
124 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
Shows change on a continual basis. Free. The gallery is handicapped accessible and admission is always free.
Website

Yeiser Art Center Exhibits
Yeiser Art Center, Market House Square, Paducah, Ky.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
The center is free and open to the public but accepts and relies on donations. 

Through March 28:  Jimmy Nichols Clay Botanicals
Visit website


PLAN AHEAD
for these Upcoming Events —–

Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Mar. 5:  Wine Tasting & Auction
Mar. 6:  Dr. Ben Carson
Mar. 7:  Terry Fator
Mar. 8:  Veritas
Visit website

Market House Theater Productions
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Feb. 26 – Ma.1:  Henry and Ramona
Mar. 12-14: Mystery Country Style dinner theater
Apr. 16-23:  Kitchen Witches
Visit website

Clemens Fine Arts Center
4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky
Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children for Arts in Focus events and $5 general admission at the door for Backstage Pass events.
Feb. 28:  Music by Timothy Corts and Friends (Backstage)
March 28:  Buddy Holly Story (Focus)
Call 270-534-3212 or visit website for tickets and more information.


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