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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. followed by a brief meeting. For information, call 618-543-9282 or 618-638-4102.

2nd Monday of the Month
Metropolis Garden Club
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St.
Program this month is “Starting Seeds.” Visitors are always welcome.  Refreshments are available at 9:30 a.m., followed by the program at 10 a.m. Free for admission. $15 for year for membership. The club meets the 2nd Monday of most months for a business meeting and an interesting gardening presentation. For information, contact Anne Parmley at 618-524-9022 or anne.parmley@gmail.com.  Website

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.

Feb. 8
Red Cross Blood Drive

11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
There is an emergency need for blood and platelets. To make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, 800-733-2767.
Learn more about the donation process here

Feb. 8 and 10
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.

Every Monday
Take Off Pounds Sensibly

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 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

2nd Monday of the Month
Prepared Childbirth Classes
5 p.m. – 8 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.

2nd Monday of the Month
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 ext. 177.

2nd Monday of the Month
MCHS Band Boosters
6:30 p.m.
Massac County High School Band Room
The band boosters meet monthly to assist with Patriot Band activities.

2nd Monday of the Month & 4th Monday
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 updated as soon as information becomes available.

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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.

2nd Tuesday of the Month
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

2nd Tuesday of the Month
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.

Every Tuesday
Aerobics

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

2nd Tuesday of the Month
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.

1st Tuesday of the Month 
Library Book Club
11 a.m. – noon
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street, Metropolis
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 ext. 3 or library@cityofmetropolis.com.    Website

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.

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.

2nd Tuesday of the Month
Girl Scout Leaders Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Girl Scout House, 1230 E. 7th St., Metropolis

2nd Tuesday of the Month
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.

2nd Tuesday of the Month
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.

2nd Tuesday of the Month
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.

2nd Tuesday of the Month
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.

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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.

2nd Wednesday of the Month & 4th 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, whatever you need. Ask Amanda for help during this time block every Wednesday. Website

2nd Wednesday of the Month 
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

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-ins begin at 5 p.m. with the meeting following at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 800-651-6000.

FEBRUARY 11

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.
Central Hall, 1009 North Ave., Metropolis
Club meets weekly to discuss service projects.  Website

Thursday, Feb. 11
Have a Heart – Give the Greatest Gift
1 p.m.
Massac Memorial Hospital, 28 Chick St., Metropolis
Subjects include Advance Directives – Health care Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders, and Organ Donation. Meeting will be held in the New Beginnings Department. Refreshments will be provided. For information, call 618-524-7370.

Thursday, Feb. 11
Pink-Peppermint Sugar Scrub Program
4  p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Join the fun and make pink-peppermint sugar scrub to pamper your skin, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Must register by February 9. This program is for ages 18 and up. Call 618-524-4312 ext. 3 to register for this free program.

Thursday, Feb. 11
Netty Pot and Ear Candle Tutorial with Rhonda James
4  p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Rhonda James from The Skin Shop will be instructing everyone on how to properly use a Netty pot and ear candles, which are used to clear sinus passages and ear canals.  She will also explain other benefits of these practices.

Every Thursday
Line Dancing

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. For information call 270-442-3186 or 270-554-1486. $4 admission charge.

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.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 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, Feb. 11
Peter Rabbit Tales
Live performance at the Carson Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Visit website

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Feb. 12-15
Great Backyard Bird Count
The Great Backyard Bird Count is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at birdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.

Every Friday
Story Time at the Library

11 a.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
A few stories will be read and there will also be a fun craft.  Kids preschool age and under and homeschooled children are welcome to join in the fun.  For more information contact Angela Lockard at 618-524-4312 ext. 3.

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.

Friday, Feb. 12
Tim Hawkins
Live performance at the Carson Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Visit website

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2nd Saturday of the Month & 4th 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.

2nd Saturday of the Month
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. Usually meet monthly on the 2nd Saturday. For more information call 618-524-4712.  Facebook

2nd Saturday of the Month
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, Feb. 13
Nature Photography Workshop

1-3 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park Visitor’s Center, Metropolis
Bring your camera and join Fort Massac Naturalists member William Parmley as he shows us tips and techniques that will help produce quality outdoor photographs.After the presentation, it will be time to go outside and put these tips and techniques to the test. (weather permitting). Admission is free.

Saturday, Feb. 13
Kid’s Craft Hour
3:30 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street
Come to the Library and join us for a free Kid’s Craft Hour to make a Valentine’s necklace.  This program is intended for kids ages 5 and up.  All materials will be provided.  Please register by Tuesday, Feb. 2.  Any questions call the Library at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 and ask for Ms. Angie.

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For recurring Church-related events,
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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.

Sunday, Feb. 14
Saturday Night Fever
Live performance at the Carson Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Visit website

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Monday, Feb. 15
President’s Day Holiday Closings
City and county offices, banks, federal offices, and some retail businesses will be closed. The state’s driver service facilities that are normally closed on Monday will be closed on Saturday as well as Monday. Massac Unit One and Joppa-Maple Grove school districts will not be in session.  There will be no delay in trash service in Metropolis.

3rd Monday of the Month
Caregiver Support Group
5:30 p.m.
Southgate Nursing/Rehab. Center, 900 E. 9th St., Metropolis
Group seeks to provide education, comfort, and encouragement for families going through this shared experience. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 618-524-2683.

3rd Monday of the Month
Breastfeeding Class
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class helps prepare expectant mothers for the breastfeeding experience. Meeting will be held in Meeting Room A. Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

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Tuesday, Feb. 16
Library Club Birthday Club Program with Anne Parmley
10:30 a.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Metropolis Garden Club President and Master Naturalist Anne Parmley will host a discussion and presentation of her favorite wildflower locations, pictures & maps of wildflowers found in Southern Illinois.  This free event will be hosted by Nancy Oliver, and refreshments will be served.  For more information contact Nancy at the Library, 618-524-4312.

3rd Tuesday of the Month
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.

3rd Tuesday of the Month
Library Board of Trustees Meeting

7 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St. Metropolis
Public is encouraged to attend the open meeting in the library’s meeting room. For information, email library@cityofmetropolis.com or visit website

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3rd Wednesday of the Month
Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition
9:30 a.m.
Metropolis City Hall, 106 W. 5th St., Metropolis
The public is invited to attend and become involved in the process to understand and eliminate drug use in our community.  Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. For more information, contact Natalie Quint at 618-524-9368, ext. 212.

3rd Wednesday of the Month
EEI Local 148 Retirees
11:30 a.m.
China House Buffet, 1201 E. 8th St., Metropolis
This group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

3rd Wednesday of the Month
Massac County Interagency Council
11:30 a.m.
Pizza Hut, 2047 E 5th St., Metropolis
The meeting is open to the public and any service provider is welcome to attend. Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. For more information, Call Celia Bachi at 618-524-2683.

FEBRUARY 18

3rd Thursday of the Month
Friends of Fort Massac
5 p.m.
Fort Massac Visitor’s Center, Fort Massac State Park
1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Supporters of Fort Massac State Park meet monthly to discuss projects and activities involving the park.  For information, call 618-524-9321 or 618-524-5956.  Facebook

Thursday, Feb. 18
Tricks of eBay
6-8 p.m.
Shawnee  Community College Main Campus, in Ullin
Learn how to buy and sell on eBay, market your products, use Pay Pal and protect yourself from fraud.  Cost is $10 for the Community Education Class.  Register on line or call 618-634-3266.

3rd Thursday of the Month
Amvets Post 132
6 p.m.
Girl Scout House, 1230 E. 7th St., Metropolis
Monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month.

FEBRUARY 19

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FEBRUARY 20

Saturday, Feb. 20
Annual Empty Bowls Project
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Julian Carroll Convention Center, 415 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Each year, around 1,700 bowls are made by hand, glazed by community members and filled by local restaurants. This is done entirely through volunteer efforts and benefits the Community Kitchen, which provides about 54,000 free meals to those in need every year. Tickets are $15 and entitles you to select one handmade bowl of your choosing and local restaurants will fill it for lunch. For tickets call Terra Cottage Ceramics at 270-908-0090 or stop in at 514 N. 7th Street in Paducah. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event.  Facebook Page.

3rd Saturday of the Month
Massac County Genealogical Society
1 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library , 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
The society meets monthly in the basement of the Library.

Saturday, Feb. 20
The River and Man
1-3 p.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, near Karnak.
View the Riverwork in Southern Illinois documentary that depicts the changing nature of human interaction with the Cache and other regional rivers, from the time of Native Americans through the devastating 1993 flood. Producer Kay Rippelmeyer-Tippy will be available for questions. 618-657-2064.

Saturday, Feb. 20
Chicken and Dumplings Dinner
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Menu will also include green beans, corn, slaw, rolls and cake. Drinks available for dine-in orders only. Free will donations will be accepted, and carryout orders will be available. For information, call 618-524-7118.

Saturday, Feb. 20 
United Way Trivia Night
6:30 p.m. Registration
7 p.m. Games begin
Fat Edd’s, upstairs 323 Ferry St., Metropolis
Have fun and support a good cause. Up to 8 players per team. Cost is $15 per person or $5 for spectators. To register your team of 8, call Caroline Jones at 524-8100 or Candy Ginger at 524-2162. Proceeds benefit Massac County United Way.

Saturday, Feb. 20
Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Live performance at the Carson Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
See website for details.

FEBRUARY 21

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

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.

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National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson St., Paducah, Ky.
Though Feb. 9:
The Eleventh Hour: Quilts from World War I
Ongoing:  Oh WOW! Miniature Quilts
Website

Yeiser Art Center
Yeiser Art Center, Market House Square, Paducah, Ky.
Jan. 17-30 -Teen Spirit Show
Exhibits change throughout the year.   Visit website for schedule


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PLAN AHEAD for these Upcoming Events —–

Saturday, March 5
4th Annual Metropolis Kiwanis & Rotary Scholarship Spaghetti Supper
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Metropolis Junior High School, 3028 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
The 3rd annual spaghetti supper will also feature a  Business Showcase raffle with lots of 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.

Carson Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Feb. 11:  Peter Rabbit Tales
Feb. 12:  Tim Hawkins
Feb. 14:  Saturday Night Fever
Feb. 20:  PSO Concert – Sibelius’ Violin Concerto
Feb. 23:  Million Dollar Quartet
March 10:  Beauty and the Beast
March 11:  Celtic Woman – Destiny
March 31:  Moody Blues
April 21: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
April 25: Once
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Market House Theater
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Live productions.
Play Time The Mitten – January 28-30
Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures – March 10-13
Always a Bridesmaid – April 14-17 & April 21-24
The Outsiders – May 5-8
All Shook Up – June 2-5, 9-12 and 16-19
Visit website.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Paducah, Ky.
Website

Clemens Fine Arts Center
4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky
Visit website for upcoming events


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