This Week’s Buzz Report

BASKETBALL LINE-UP
Massac County High School
Jan. 19-24:  Patriots host Superman Classic Tournament. See Bracket
Jan. 19-24:  Lady Patriots at Carbondale tournament
Jan. 27:  Lady Patriots vs Harrisburg, at home
Jan. 29:  Lady Patriots vs Herrin, at home
Jan. 29:  Freshman Patriots at Carbondale
Jan. 30:  Patriots at Murphysboro
Jan. 31:  Patriots vs Marion, at home
   Visit website

Joppa High School
Jan. 26:  Lady Rangers at Pope County
Jan. 27:  Rangers at Cobden
Jan. 27:  Lady Rangers at Cobden
Jan. 29:  Lady Rangers at Century
Jan. 30:  Rangers at Century

Massac County Junior High
   Visit website

Massac County Sixth Grade Basketball Jamboree
Jan. 26:  Click here for details.


SUNDAY, JANUARY 25

Through Monday, Feb. 9
Shawnee Late Start Class Registration
8 a.m. –  4 p.m.
Shawnee College Metro Center, 5385 Industrial Park Rd., Metropolis
Sign up for any classes described as ‘Late Start’. There is no cost to register but there will be charge for classes. For  information, contact Hayley Story at 618-524-3003  x3474 or Hayleys@shawneecc.edu.  Website.

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

Sunday, Jan. 25
Teen Challenge Choir
10:30 a.m.
St. John’s United Church of Christ, 6201 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
The choir is made up of men who have overcome substance abuse. A meal will follow the service. Everyone is invited.

Sunday, Jan. 25
Becky’s New Car
2:30 p.m.
Market House Theater, 132 Market House Sq., Paducah, Ky.
Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage, with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works, and she is offered nothing short of a new life. Tickets are available at 270-444-6828 or on website.

Fourth Sunday
Kids Kingdom
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Kids Kingdom is an opportunity for children ages Pre-K to 4th grade to learn more about the Bible, in a fun innovative way. There will be singing, games, crafting, listening to Bible Heroes tell their story, and eating fun foods that tell us about the Bible. This month the Bible hero is Daniel and the lion’s den. Meeting is held on the basement level. Free.

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, JANUARY 26

Monday, Jan. 26
Massac County Sixth Grade Basketball Jamboree
4:30 p.m. Doors open
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
The annual jamboree will be held in the gym. Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for students. Concessions, including barbecue, chili, hot dogs and more will be available. Games will consist of two halves with each half lasting 8 minutes. See Schedule.

Fourth Monday
At the Rivers Ministries Free Hot Meal
5 p.m.
Dorothy Miller Park, E. Front St., Metropolis
At the River Ministries will be serving a hot meal on the 4th Monday of each month to anyone who has a need. The meal will be followed by a time of worship and distribution of gifts. If the weather is bad, the meal will be served at Eastland Life Church, 716 E. 3rd, Street. Rides are available from 4:30-5 pm at Haven House, Spence or Humma apartments, and Guardian Family Services. If you would like information on volunteering, please call Dan Haun at 618-638-6901.  Website

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 with Due South
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.

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. See Agenda.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27

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, Jan. 27
Weight Loss Information Session
6 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Learn about medical and surgical options for weight loss. Meeting held in Baptist Heart Center auditorium. Phone 270-443-0202 for more information.

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, JANUARY 28

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.

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

Third Wednesday
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.

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

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.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29

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

Last Thursday
Save the Massac
6 p.m.
Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, 516 Market St., Metropolis
Anyone interested in joining the effort to save the Massac Theater is welcome to attend.  Group is planning fundraisers and other activities to restore the historic theater.  Facebook

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 30

Last Friday  (January-April)
Coffee and Conversation with the Superintendent
9 a.m.
Board of Education Office, 401 S. Metropolis, St., Metropolis
Parents and others interested in various aspects of the operation of Massac County High School are invited to attend.

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

Friday, Jan. 30
Jefferson Chili Supper and Silent Auction
4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Jefferson Elementary, 4915 Jefferson School Rd., Metropolis
The chili supper and silent auction start at 4:30 p.m. There will be a vast variety of silent auction items including gift certificates, crafts, jewelry, and other items. The Jefferson Bobcats & Lady Bobcats will take on the Franklin Lancers & Lady Lancers beginning at 5 p.m. The silent auction will end during half time of the 6th grade boys basketball game.   For information, contact Tiffany Korte at 618-645-9088 or tkorte99@gmail.com.

Friday, Jan. 30
Book Launch benefits Project Hope
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Reception and Book Signing
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Trunk Show and Presentation
Ephemera, 333 North 9th St., Paducah, Ky.
Fast-Piece Applique! Easy, Artful Quilts by Machine book by Rose Hughes, internationally quilt and fiber artist. Quilts from the book will be on display. Tickets are $10 at the door or bring pet supplies to be donated to Project Hope No-Kill Animal Shelter in Metropolis.  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.

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 30-31
Live Music at Harrah’s
9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Adam and the H Bombs, trio from Paducah, plays an energetic mix of rock, jazz and blues.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 31

Saturday, Jan. 31
Feathered Friends Family Program
3 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Bring the family for a fun and educational afternoon of making pine cone bird feeders, and learning about the importance of feeding and helping birds and other wildlife survive the cold winter months. Robin Mizell will be the guest speaker. Please register by Thursday, Jan. 29th by calling 618-524-4312.

Saturday, Jan. 31
Rodney Carrington
7 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Rodney Carrington has been making audiences laugh for almost twenty years with his unique brand of stand-up comedy. The country singer-songwriter has recorded eight major label comedy albums and recently started his own record label. For mature audiences. Tickets start at $42. To purchase tickets, stop by the Carson Center box office, call 270-450-4444, or visit website.

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, FEBRUARY 1

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

Sunday, Feb. 1
Souper Bowl Community Meal
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
St. Rose of Lima, 305 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Come enjoy soup, sandwich and dessert in the Parish Center. Carry outs available. All are welcome. Sponsored by Ecumenical Youth Group.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2

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, Feb. 2
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. Meeting is held in Heart Center Conference room. Contact 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, Feb. 2 and 9
Prepared Childbirth Class
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.

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
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 class held on the first Monday of each month.  For information, contact Cindy at Southern Seven Health Department at  618-634-2297 x177.  Website

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, FEBRUARY 3

First Tuesday (through Spring 2015)
Free GED Course Enrollment
9:30 a.m. – noon and 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Spence Community Center, 1209 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Shawnee Community College will offer the class at 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, Feb. 3
MCHS Elective Course Selection for 2015-2016
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Parents and students should report to the Library/Media Center computer lab on the specified night. The elective course preference process will take 15-20 minutes. For information, contact the guidance department at 618-524-3440.
Feb. 3 – current 8th graders

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, FEBRUARY 4

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

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

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 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.

Thursday, Feb. 5
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 about the outside world. This month’s showing will be “Fabulous Frogs”. AmeriCorps members will hold a short discussion about the movie following the showing. For information, call 618-634-2231. Website

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Friday, Feb . 6
Wildlife Movie Night:  My Life as a Turkey
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park Visitor Center, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
This Emmy Award winning documentary is about wildlife artist and naturalist, Joe Hutto, who became a mother to 16 wild turkeys. For over a year, Joe spent every day with them deep in the woods of Florida learning their language and their ways, and ultimately, seeing the world through their eyes. Eventually, his children grew up and left. Movie is free and concessions will be available for purchase. For information, contact Neal Pankey at 618-524-4712 or neal.pankey@illinois.gov.

Friday, Feb. 6
Relay for Life
MCHS, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
6:15 p.m.
Relay For Life will be at the Patriot basketball game against Harrisburg to pass out flyers and answer any questions. People can sign up that night as a team or survivor. Support the local Relay and the Patriots.

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, FEBRUARY 7

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, Feb. 7
Prepared Childbirth Class
9 a.m. – 3 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 will be held in Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2.  Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

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, Feb. 7
Volunteer Orientation for Calling Frog & Toad Surveys
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center,  8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, Il.
At the orientation, learn about the nineteen frog and toad species found in southern Illinois and their value to the ecology. Volunteers will receive data sheets and informational materials, and will learn the protocol for the surveys to be conducted four times from February through June. For information, call 618-657-2064.

Saturday, Feb. 7
Chili Supper Benefit for Ben Suttles
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Supper includes a bowl of chili/vegetable soup, hot dog, dessert of choice, and drink for $5 a meal. Also available are a silent auction, cake walk and items from Splintered Kitchen, Ben and Alayna’s woodworking business. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to make a donation, call 270-564-0330. All the proceeds go for the long term care of Ben, originally from Metropolis, who was diagnosed with brain cancer.


ON-GOING EVENTS ———-

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.

Through Friday, February 13
Downtown Paducah Valentine Raffle

10 am – 5 pm
Downtown Paducah, 128 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
Enter to win a Valentine Package, Max’s Restaurant $100 gift certificate, Sweetheart Renaldo Bracelet, A Sweetheart carriage ride, Gift Certificate for 1857 Bed & Breakfast, Tickets for Two at Paducah Symphony Orchestra, Specialty Cigar Mug and Sticks, Valentine Chocolates, Hand-thrown sweetheart mugs from S&M Studio. Raffle boxes at participating businesses- one ticket for every $10. For more information, contact Melinda Winchester at mwinchester@paducahky.gov or 270-444-8690 .  Website.

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.

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 March 10: School Block Challenge, and The Heart of America
Through Feb. 23: Motion from Contemporary QuiltArt Association
Ongoing:  Oh WOW! Miniature Quilts
Website

Clemens Fine Arts Center Gallery
Paducah School of Art & Design
4810 Alben Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Jan. 22 – Feb. 13: Looking Ahead Exhibition. Opening reception on Jan. 22 at 5 p.m.
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 Jan. 31: 22nd Annual Teen Spirit
Visit website


PLAN AHEAD
for these Upcoming Events —–

Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Jan. 23:  Wild Krattz Live
Jan. 31:  Rodney Carrington
Feb. 9:  Flashdance the Musical
Feb. 20:  The Price is Right Live
Visit website

Market House Theater Productions
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Jan. 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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