This Week’s Buzz Report

BASKETBALL LINE-UP
Massac County High School
Dec. 23:  Lady Patriots vs Marshall County, at home
Dec. 26, 27, 29:  Patriots at Eldorado Holiday tournament
Dec. 27, 29, 30:  Lady Patriots at Ft. Walton tournament
   For game times, visit website
Joppa High School
Dec. 26-27:  Rangers at Dongola Round Robin
Massac County Junior High
   Visit website

holidays-open-late-Metropolis

MONDAY, DECEMBER 22

Through Tuesday, Dec. 23
Exterior Tree Decorating Contest
Residents of Metropolis are asked to participate in a contest sponsored by Chiropractic Works and Thors Gym. Contestants must have some type of tree decorated in their yard to enter. Judging will take place on Tuesday. To enter, stop by Chiropractic Works, 721 Market Street, or call 618-524-8300. Winner will receive $100.

Monday, Dec. 22
Outreach Community Holiday Dinner
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Menu includes ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, and bread. Transportation will be provided from 4:30-5 p.m. from Spence and Humma apartments, Haven House and Family Guardian Services. For information, call Dan Haun at 618-638-6901.

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.

Fourth Monday
Massac Unit One School Board
7 p.m.
Unit One office, 4th & Metropolis streets, Metropolis
Board meets monthly to discuss business.  Open to the public.

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 it becomes available.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23

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.

Tuesday, Dec. 23
Blood Pressure Screening
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.  $35 per month. For more information, call 618-524-1696.

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.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24

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 more information, call 270-534-4357.

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, to 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.

Wednesday, Dec. 24
First United Methodist Candlelight Services
4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St., Metropolis
For information, call 618-524-9325.

Every Wednesday
Weight Watchers
5 p.m.
Holiday Inn, 2179 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Weigh-ins begin at 5 p.m. with the meeting at 5:30 p.m.  Call 800-651-6000 to confirm meeting time and place.

Wednesday, Dec. 24
Community Christian Candlelight Service
6 p.m.
Community Christian Church, 1150 Country Club Rd., Metropolis
For information, call 618-524-8694.

Wednesday, Dec. 24
Christmas Children’s Program
6:30 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church, 3464 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
For information, call 618-524-4243

Tuesday, Dec. 24
First Christian Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
7 p.m.
First Christian Church, 5th and Catherine streets, Metropolis.

Wednesday, Dec. 24
St. Paul Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
8:30 p.m.
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
For information, call 618-524-8361.

Wednesday, Dec. 24
St. Rose of Lima Christmas Eve Service
8:30 p.m.
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 315 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Caroling starts at 8:30 p.m. Mass begins at 9 p.m. For information, call 618-524-8202.

Wednesday, Dec. 24
Church of the Cross Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
9 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Cross, 2601 North Ave., Metropolis

Wednesday, Dec. 24
St. John Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
10:30 p.m.
St. John’s Church, 6201 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
Carols, communion and readings followed by the lighting of candles.  All are welcome. For information, call 618-564-3201.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25

Thursday, Dec. 25
Christmas Day Mass
8:30 a.m.
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 315 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
For information, call 618-524-8202.

Thursday, Dec. 25
Christmas Day Service
10 a.m .
Faith Lutheran Church, 3464 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
For information, call 618-524-4243.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26

Every Friday
Strong for Life
10 a.m. – 10:30 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 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 more information contact Amanda Walker at 618-524-4312.  Website

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.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27

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.

Last Saturday
Paducah Improv Comedy
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

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28

For recurring Church-related events,
Visit our Beelieve link.

Fourth 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.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 29

Monday-Friday, Dec. 29 – Jan. 9, 2015
Shawnee College Advisement and Enrollment for Classes
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Shawnee College Metro Center, 5385 Industrial Park Rd., Metropolis
Students and potential students come ask questions about various degrees and register for classes. Information on financial aid, testing, etc. is given and problems involving getting to class or the educational process is discussed. No fee. For more information, contact Faye Joyner-Keene at 618-524-3003 x400l or Hayley Story at 618-524-3003 x4003 or hayleys@shawneecc.edu. Visit website.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30

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.

Tuesday, Dec. 30
Songwriters Meeting
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Anyone interested in song writing is encouraged to attend. Hosted by Southern Illinois Chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International. For information, call Laurie Whitnel at 618-645-3339.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31

Wednesday, Dec. 31
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
7 p.m.
Wineaux’s Restaurant, 315 Forman Lane, Belknap, Il.
The mystery is My Fair Murder starring Kevin O’Brien. Cost for the dinner with all the trimmings is $50 per person. Free glass of champagne and music afterwards to bring in the new year. Reservations required. For information, call 618-658-8353. Website

Wednesday, Dec. 31
Morgan Strebler: Inside Your Mind
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Baymont Theatre, 203 E. Front St., Metropolis
Morgan Strebler blends psychology, hypnosis, suggestion, and misdirection to create the illusion of a sixth sense. This interactive experience is a two hour event that includes everything from metal bending to mind reading. Near midnight he will be hoisted into the air in a straight jacket by the Superman statue. Tickets are $20 each and all ticket sales will be donated to Save the Massac. Tickets are available on the Save The Massac Website or can be purchased in person at Creations The Florist, 600 Ferry Street, Metropolis. A special Live Pay-Per-View broadcast of the 7 p.m. show has been added for those who can’t attend in person. The live 30-minute event will be streamed live on StageIt at 7 p.m. and is available for a minimum donation of $5.00. All proceeds benefit Save the Massac Theatre.  More information will be posted soon.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 1

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 open their 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

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.

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, JANUARY 2

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.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3

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.

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

SUNDAY, JANUARY 4

For recurring Church-related events,
Visit our Beelieve link.


ON-GOING EVENTS ———-

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.

Through Jan. 31
Shoe Collection Drive
Light the Way, 306 W. 8th St., Metropolis
Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes at Light the Way office. All donated shoes will be purchased by Funds2Orgs and those funds will be used for supportive housing for disabled homeless persons. For information call 618-524-3653

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 Feb. 23: Motion from Contemporary QuiltArt Association
Ongoing:  Oh WOW! Miniature Quilts
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 Dec. 27:  Member’s Show by Yeiser Art Center members
Dec. 31:  Wastelanders New Year’s Eve 2014 Art Exhibition and Celebration by David Brown
Jan. 18  – Jan. 31: 22nd Annual Teen Spirit
Visit website

Clemens Fine Arts Center Gallery
Paducah School of Art & Design
4810 Alben Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Jan. 22 – Feb. 13: Looking Ahead Exhibition
Visit website.


PLAN AHEAD
for these Upcoming Events —–

Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Dec. 19: Savior: The Story of God’s Passion for His People
Dec. 20:  The Reason: A Family Christmas Experience
Jan. 13:  Guys and Dolls
Jan. 16:  The Midtown Men
Jan. 17:  Kevin Gates + Cashout
Jan. 23:  Wild Krattz Live
Jan. 31:  Rodney Carrington
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Market House Theater Productions
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Dec. 18:  Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: Murder in Red and Green
Jan. 15-18, 22-25:  Becky’s New Car
Feb. 14:  Masquerade Ball
Visit website

Clemens Fine Arts Center
4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky
Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children.
Feb. 13:  Blind Boys of Alabama
Season tickets are available now, and single tickets sales started on August 1st. Call 270-534-3212 or visit website for tickets and more information.


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