This Week’s Buzz Report

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

Last Saturday
Paducah Improv Comedy: Spring Break 2015
7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Markethouse Blackbox Theater, 120 Market House Sq., Paducah, Ky.
Paducah’s improv comedy troupe performs short and long-form improvisation. Improv Studio Series is held on the last Saturday of each month. Tickets are $5 at the door. Facebook

Saturday, March 28
United Way ’80s Party
8 p.m.
Metropolis Elk’s Club, 104 W. 4th St., Metropolis
Break out your skinny ties and leg warmers and take a trip back to the ’80s. The Breakfast Club will be performing on stage. Prizes awarded for best dressed person and couple. Tickets are $15 each or 2 for $25 and are available at Metro Financial, City National Bank (Main & Branch) and White Lili or at the door.

Saturday, March 28
Live Music at Harrah’s
9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Come on down to see The Spazmatics and catch all the awesome sounds, styles, and way cool dance steps from the 1980′s decade we’d love to forget.

SUNDAY, MARCH 29 – Palm Sunday

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Sunday, March 29
Appreciation Service for Dr. Orlando McReynolds
11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
First Missionary Baptist Church, 7th and Vienna sts., Metropolis
Public is invited to attend the 1st appreciation service for their pastor and his wife, Dale. Morning service at 11 a.m. presented by Rev. Jonathon McReynolds, the pastor’s son from Ohio. Appreciation service at 3 p.m. presented by Dr. Calvin Cole Sr., from Paducah. Dinner will be served after morning service.

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 29
MCHS Drama Club: Hairspray
Metropolis Primary School, 416 E. 9th St., Metropolis
2:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to attend the Hairspray musical featuring Kelsey Strong, Cierra Patrick and Danielle Carnes amidst a cast of other talented students from Massac Community High School. For times, call MCHS at 618-524-3440.

Last Sunday
Sunday Super Supper
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St., Metropolis
A free hot meal will be served for the working poor, homeless and needy in Massac County. A bag of groceries for each family unit will also be available to take home. This supper will be provided most months on the last Sunday of each month. In case of a holiday, call church at 618-524-9345 to confirm date. For more information contact Joann at 618-524-9325.

Sunday, March 29
Palm Sunday Cantata
6:30 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church, 3464 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
The cantata is titled In Christ Alone. Refreshments will follow.

MONDAY, MARCH 30

Monday-Tuesday, March 30-31 and Thursday, April 2
Joppa-Maple Grove Pre-K and Kindergarten Screenings
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Maple Grove Elementary, 1698 Grand Chain Rd., MetropoIis
Screenings are available in the Joppa-Maple Grove school district if your child will be three by Sept. 1 for Pre-K and if your child will be five by Sept. 1 for Kindergarten. No walk-ins accepted. Call 618-543-7434 for an appointment. Screenings will take about an hour and will include hearing, vision, speech, motor skills, and concepts. Early Head Start information will also be available. 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.

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.

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.

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 31

Tuesday-Wednesday, March 31-April 1
Child Find Screenings for Pre-K and Head Start
Metropolis Primary School, 416 E. 9th St., Metropolis
Screenings for children ages 3-5 years. Parents or guardians should call Angie Kennedy at 618-524-4315 to schedule an appointment.  Screenings at Brookport Elementary available on April 2nd.

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
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.

Last  Tuesday
Blood Pressure Screenings

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Happy Hearts Senior Center, 701 Market St., Metropolis
Massac Memorial Hospital will offer screenings to anyone of all ages. These screenings are usually held on the last Tuesday of each month.

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.  Cost is $35 per month. For information, call 270-331-0903.

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.

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.

Tuesday, March 31
Shanghai Circus 
6:45 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Astonishing athletes/performing artists defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats in this spellbinding performance. These fearless acrobats, jugglers, and contortionists with boundless energy will dazzle audiences. Tickets are $15 for all seats. For information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 270-450-4444 or visit website.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 –  April Fool’s Day

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.

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 information, call 618-524-8806.

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

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, APRIL 2

Thursday, April 2
Child Find Screenings for Pre-K and Head Start
Brookport Elementary, 319 Ferry St., Metropolis
Screenings for children ages 3-5 years. Parents or guardians should call Angie Kennedy at 618-524-4315 to schedule an appointment.

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
The Lord’s Food Pantry
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Weaver Creek Baptist Church, 2748 North Ave., Metropolis
The church opens its 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

Thursday, April 2
Kid’s Craft Hour: Easter Wreath
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis
Kids will be making an Easter themed wreath. This program is intended for kids ages 5 and up.  No cost to participate. Please register by Saturday, March 28th.  For information, contact Ms. Angie at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or library@cityofmetropolis.com. Facebook Event.

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

First Thursday (January-May)
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. The focus is on the intricacies of the plants and animals we experience every day in order to gain a better understanding of the world around us. AmeriCorps members will hold a short discussion about the movie after each session. For more information, call 618-634-2231.    Website

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
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.

Thursday, April 2
Garrison Keillor
7:15 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Garrison Keillor became famous with his radio broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion. Over 17 million listeners on more than 900 public radio stations now hear the show each week. He is also the author of many books, and had played himself in the movie adapation of his own show. Tickets start at $29. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 270-450-4444 or visit website.

FRIDAY, APRIL 3 – Good Friday

Friday, April 3
Seven Mile Baptist Easter Egg Hunt
10 a.m.
Dorothy Miller Park, Metropolis
All are welcome.

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

Friday, April 3
Good Friday Service
Noon
Lutheran Church of the Cross, 2601 North Ave., Metropolis
Everyone is invited to attend the Ministerial Association Joint Service to honor Good Friday.

Every Friday
Paducah International Raceway Racing
5 p.m. Grandstand, 7:30 Racing
4445 Shemwell Lane, Paducah, Ky.
Late-model stock and sprint-car racing Friday nights April through September. Plus Kids Easter Egg Hunt and a special appearance of the Easter Bunny. Website

Friday, April 3
Wildlife Movie Night: An Original DUCKumentary
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Fort Massac, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
This Emmy Award winning documentary follows a family of wood ducks as they create a bond, migrate thousands of miles together and then come full circle as they head to their wintering grounds. There will be waterfowl mounts on display along with a calling demonstration. Concessions are available for purchase. Free admission. For information, contact Neal Pankey at 618-524-4712 or neal.pankey@illinois.gov. Visit Facebook Page.

Friday-Sunday, April 3-5
The Promise: A Pageant in the Life of Jesus Christ
Fri. 7 p.m.
Sat. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sun. 6 p.m.
Trace Creek Baptist Church, 3577 State Route 13, Mayfield, Ky.
He lived. He Died. He arose. He is coming again. Free admission. For seating groups of 20 or more, please call 270-658-3304 or visit website.  Facebook page

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 to confirm time, date and location, 618-922-3273.

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
Local band will perform in Signature Bar in casino.

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

Saturday, April 4
Spring Trout Fishing Season Opens
5 a.m.
In order to fish for trout, you are required to have a valid Illinois fishing license and an inland trout stamp. Illinois fishing licenses and inland trout stamps are available at DNR Direct license and permit locations. Metropolis locations are Massac County Clerk or Massac County Farm Bureau. For a location near you, check the IDNR website. For more license and sales information, click here or call toll-free 888-673-7648.

Saturday, April 4
St. John’s Church Annual Lenten Breakfast
8:30 a.m.
St. John’s Church, 6201 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
Everyone is invited to attend the Annual Lenten Breakfast. Come visit with old friends or make new ones and enjoy food, friends, and devotion. Cost is free.

Saturday, April 4
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, April 4
Easter Egg Hunt
10 a.m.
Washington Park in Metropolis.
Zeta Zeta Sorority sponsors this popular event where over 6000 eggs and prizes will be hidden in the park. The Easter Egg Hunt is free and open to children ages 3-10.

Saturday, April 4
Easter Egg Hunt
10 a.m.
Immanuel Baptist Church, 1119 Market St. Metropolis
The event is open to all area children up to age 11.

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, April 4
Guided Hike: Jackson Falls (Pope County) 
10 a.m.
Meet:  Climber’s Parking Lot, Jackson Hollow, 2.5 miles southwest of McCormick
and 4 miles east of Ozark, Il.
Leader will be Mart Watson. 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, April 4
Nature Detectives
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Fort Massac, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Come on out for a nature scavenger hunt. Participants will search for items only found in the great outdoors. For information, contact Neal Pankey at 618-524-4712 or neal.pankey@illinois.gov.  Visit Facebook Page.

Friday-Saturday, March 27-28, April 3-4, Sunday, April 5
The Promise: A Pageant in the Life of Jesus Christ
Fri. 7 p.m.
Sat. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sun. 6 p.m.
Trace Creek Baptist Church, 3577 State Route 13, Mayfield, Ky.
He lived. He Died. He arose. He is coming again. Free admission. For seating groups of 20 or more, please call 270-658-3304 or visit website.  Facebook page

SUNDAY, APRIL 5 – Easter

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Sunday, April 5
Bald Knob Cross Easter Sunrise Service
Sunrise
Bald Knob Mountain, Alto Pass.
Annual Easter Service held at the 111-foot Bald Knob Cross, with music and refreshments. For more information, call 618-893-2344.  Website

MONDAY, APRIL 6

First Monday
AlliedSignal/Honeywell Retirees
8 a.m.
Waffle Hut located off I-24, Exit 3, on Old Cairo Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Retirees meet monthly for breakfast.

First Monday
Massac Quilters
9 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Workshops or demonstrations are held monthly. Anyone interested in quilting is invited to attend.  For more information, call 618-524-7074.

Monday, April 6
Arthritis Support Group
Noon – 1 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for people living with arthritis. Meeting is held in the Baptist Heart Center conference room. Phone 270-575-2721 for more information.

Monday, April 6 and Wednesday, April 8
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 questions or concerns about diabetes. Meeting will be held in Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2918 for more information.

Monday, April 6
Stroke Support Group
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for stroke survivors and their caregivers, family and friends. Light refreshments are served. Group meets in the Baptist Heart Center conference room. Phone Mary Legge at 270-575.2880 to register.

First Monday
Gluten Informational Meeting
Chiropractic Works, 723 Market St., Metropolis
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Informational meeting on gluten and gluten free foods, hosted by Brandi Robinson. Meetings are held the 1st Monday of each month. For more information call 618-524-8300.  Website

Mondays, April 6 and April 13
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.

First Monday
Be Heart Smart
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 100 E 5th St., Metropolis
Learn about eating healthy, new ways to be physically active and new ways to cook healthy.  April Reed is the class leader for this event held on the first Monday of each month.  For more information contact Cindy at Southern Seven Health Department at  618-634-2297 ext 177.  Website

First Monday
Massac County Republican Women
6 p.m.
Pizza Hut, 2047 E 5th St., Metropolis
Come and meet conservative women who are interested in supporting like-minded candidates at all levels of government. The group meets the first Monday of every month (until summer).  There is no charge.  For more information, call Delores Giltner at 618-564-3304.

First Monday (and next 3 Mondays)
Introduction to Ballroom Dancing
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Paducah Dance Academy, 6650 Old Cairo Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Jeremiah and Crystal will be happy to help you put your best foot forward. For complete beginners or those wishing to brush up on their steps, this four-class course focuses on the basics of two dances per month. Cost is $25 per person for four group classes. For more information contact Crystal at pasodancer@msn.com.  Website

First Monday
Massac County Historical Society
6:30 p.m.
Elijah P. Curtis Home, 405 Market St., Metropolis.
Anyone interested in history is invited to attend the free meeting.

TUESDAY, APRIL 7

Tuesday, April 7
2015 Consolidated Election
Check Illinois State Board of Elections website for your polling location.

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.

Tuesday, April 7
Soda Bottle Painting Techniques Class

4 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Come check it out. You will be using a coke bottle in order to make beautiful Dogwood blossom paintings. Must be registered before Friday, April 3rd. Intended for ages 18 and up. Program is free of charge. For information or to register, contact Amanda at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or library@cityofmetropolis.com.  Visit Event Page.

Tuesday, April 7
Gardening: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
McCracken County Cooperative Extension Service, 2705 Olivet Church Rd., Paducah, Ky.
In spite of good intentions and hard work, bad results can still happen. The ugly is when we use fertilizer incorrectly and our environment suffers the consequences. Master Gardener, Jack Resser, will explain the elements that make up fertilizer and how to use it safely while protecting our natural resources. The free program does not require advance registration and qualifies for one educational hour for Master Gardener certification. For details, click here.  For more information, contact Kathy Wimberley at 270-554-9520 or kathryn.wimberley@uky.edu or visit website.

Tuesday, April 7
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, or contact Lindsay DuBois at 618-998-9898 opt. 3.

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 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 more information, call 618-524-5628.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8

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 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. For information, call 270-534-4357.

Wednesday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 21
Yoga Techniques to Reduce Stress
11 a.m.  Wednesday
6 p.m.  Tuesday
WKCTC, 4810 Alben Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Instructor is Suzi Renaud, The Yoga Room. The community is invited to attend this free class held in Haws Gymnasium, 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 the Chamber at 618-524-2714 or office@metropolischamber.com.  Website

Wednesday, April 8
ZZ Top
7:15 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky
ZZ Top claims to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and in 2004 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Billy F. Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard are still together after more than 40 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio. Tickets start at $45. For information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 270-450-4444 or visit website.

THURSDAY, APRIL 9

Thursday, April 9
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 April 6th. Register on the website or contact Gabriele Farner at  618-634-3254 or communityed@shawneecc.edu.

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.

FRIDAY, APRIL 10

Friday, April 10
CNB Family Fun Night
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Doors open at 5 p.m.  10 rounds of Relay Games. $1 for each
Food and drinks available. Sponsored by City National Bank.

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 11

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 more information call 618-524-3604.

Saturday, April 11
Guided Hike: Burden Falls Wilderness (Pope County)
10 a.m.
Meet:  Stonefort Depot Museum, Route 45, Stonefort, Il.
Leader will be Susan Durfee. 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.

Second Saturday
Garrison for the Massiac Marines
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E 5th St., Metropolis
Massiac Marines, French and Indian War period reenactors present a living history program. Ususally meet monthly on the 2nd Saturday. For more information call 618-524-9321.  Facebook

Saturday, April 11
Metropolis Spring Spectacular
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Metropolis Area Merchants join together to welcome Spring and offer special discounts and prize drawings. Register at participating stores for a $100 Metro Dollars Certificate. The Easter Bunny will visit with children from 2-3 p.m. at the Chamber office. Participating merchants will be listed as they become available.

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, April 11
Fantastic Fibers 2015
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
Now an American Quilter’s Society sanctioned event, Fantastic Fibers is an inspirational “must see” for quilters and textile art enthusiasts. The show includes a compelling mix of traditional and non-traditional works created from natural or synthetic fibers. Traditionally, Yeiser Art Center receives nearly 800 entries from roughly 128 artists from 12 countries.  All selected work will be on display at the Yeiser Art Center April 11 – June 6, 2015. Visit Website or Facebook Page.

Saturday, April 11
Hotel California, A Salute to the Eagles
7:15 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group Hotel California has been faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles. Each concert presents a showcase of The Eagles mega-hits such as “Take it Easy” “Heartache Tonight” and of course “Hotel California” as well as selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh. Tickets start at $19. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 270-450-4444 or visit website.

ON-GOING EVENTS ———-

MCHS Sports Line-up
For Baseball, Softball, Soccer and Track events, see Athletic Calendar.

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.

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.

Thursday, April 1 – order deadline for Grass Carp
Thursday, April 9 – order deadline for all other orders

SWCD Spring Fish Sale
Wednesday, April 15 
2-3 p.m.
In front of Farm Bureau Barn, 1436 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Soil and Water Conservation District is now taking orders for fingerlings to be used for stocking and restocking ponds and lakes. The following species will be available: Channel Catfish, Albino Catfish, Hybrid Sunfish, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Red Ear, Fathead Minnows, Crappie, and Triploid Grass Carp. Call or come by the office for stocking information, prices, and order forms. For more information, call Linda Walter at 618-524-9367 or massacswcd@netscape.net.

Monday- Saturday, through April 4
Early Voting for April 7 Consolidated Election
8 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat. only: 8 a.m. – noon
Massac County Clerk, 1 Superman Square, Metropolis
You can not vote at the polls on Election Day if you vote during the early voting period. Early votes will not be counted until after the polls close on Election Day.

Mondays & Thursdays, March 19 – May 21
McCracken County Master Gardener Class 
5:15 p.m. – 8 p.m.
McCracken County Cooperative Extension Service, 2705 Olivet Church Rd., Paducah, Ky.
The Extension Master Gardener program provides horticulture training in exchange for volunteer work. The program is a great way to gain horticultural knowledge and share your expertise in your community. Participants will meet other gardeners, share gardening experiences, get connected to the community, and be associated with a well-respected national program. Cost is $85. For information, contact Kathy Wimberley at 270-884-9520 or kathryn.wimberley@uky.edu.  Website

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.

Through Sunday, Aug. 2
American Cancer Society Day at the Ballpark
St. Louis Cardinals will play the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, August 2nd at 1:15 p.m. Relay of Life teams up with the St. Louis Cardinals to help strike out cancer at this 4th annual event.   Tickets are $20 for 300/400 seat or $30 ticket for 100/200/Bleacher level seat. Price includes one ticket to the game, pre-game activities, hot dog and drink. Tickets can be ordered on website. A portion of the proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

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 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.
April 9-27: PSAD Annual Student Exhibition. Opening reception, April 9, 5 p.m. Free admission.
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.
Apr. 1: Show in a Show (Quilt Theme)
Apr. 20 – May 1: Woman’s Club Art Show

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. 

April 11 – June 6:  Fastastic Fibers
Visit website


PLAN AHEAD
for these Upcoming Events —–

Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Mar. 31:  New Shanghai Circus
Apr. 2:  Garrison Keillor
Apr. 8: ZZ Top
Apr. 11:  Hotel California: Tribute to the Eagles
Apr. 14: Stomp
Visit website

Market House Theater Productions
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
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.
Apr. 24:  Feet Don’t Fail Me Now
Call 270-534-3212 or visit website for tickets and more information.


There’s always something to do!

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