This Week’s Buzz Report

SPORTS LINE-UP
Massac County High School Football
Visit website for Cross Country, Tennis and Volleyball events.
Oct. 20, 6 pm, JV Patriots at Frankfort
Oct. 24, 7 pm, Patriots at Ballard
Basketball Season starts Nov. 24


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21

Weeks of October 20 and October 27
Fall Clean-up Weeks in Metropolis
All items must be at the curb or alley, whichever is your normal pickup point and within 5″ of the trash container. Items must be bagged or boxed unless bulky items (i.e. furniture, appliances, etc.) Lumber must be stacked in 3′ x 3′ bundles. Carpet must be rolled no larger than 3′ wide. White goods will be picked up when possible. No construction or demolition debris, tires, car batteries, flammable liquids, hazardous/medical waste, paint, yard waste, or electronics. For more information, call Bulldog Systems at 877-285-3479 or Mayor’s office at 618-524-4016.

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

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. 618-524-1696.

Tuesday, Oct. 21
Birthday Club: The John Schwegman Series, Part 1
10:30 a.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
John Schwegman will present a slideshow and discussion of the Serengeti Ecosystem of East Africa. Free program with refreshments served. For more information, contact Nancy Oliver at 618-524-4312 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.  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.

Tuesdays, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28
Smart Beginnings Childbirth Class
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class designed for pregnant teens or the non-traditional family unit to help them learn about the labor and delivery process. Class will be held in Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

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

Tuesday, Oct. 21
Cancerport Breast Cancer Support Group
6 p.m.
Baptist Health Imaging Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for those diagnosed with breast cancer and living in recovery. Phone 270-442-1310 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 more information, call 618-564-2616.

Tuesday, Oct. 21
United Way Fashion Show
6 p.m.
Metropolis Elks Lodge, 104 W. 4th St., Metropolis
Businesses featured include A Grand Affair by Memry, Dress It Up, Ribbons & Beaus, White Lili Boutique, West End Eye Care and West End Plaza. Door prizes, giveaways and food will be available at the event. Funds raised will support many local agencies. Tickets are $12 which includes one free drink voucher. Tickets are available at the door or for presale at any of the participating businesses or at both locations of City National Bank. For more information, call Amanda King at 618-524-9260 or Candy Ginger at 618-524-2162.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22

Wednesday, Oct. 22
American Queen at the Port of Paducah
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Riverfront at Broadway & Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The recently refurbished paddle wheeler steamboat will drop anchor at the Port of Paducah on its way from St. Louis to Cincinnati. American Queen is the largest steamboat ever built and will stop six times between June and October.

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.

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

Every Wednesday during Fall
GriefShare
6:30 p.m.
Waldo Baptist Church, 6970 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’€™s most difficult experiences. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings during Spring and Fall. For more information, call the church at 618-564-2180. Website

Every Wednesday (until Christmas concert)
Community Choir Meetings
7 p.m.
Community Christian Church, Country Club Rd., Metropolis
A community choir has begun working on a Christmas cantata. Everyone from junior high age up is welcome. For more information, call Melissa Gallip at 618-638-4460.

Wednesday, Oct. 22
Sister Act (Broadway Series)
7:15 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wanna-be diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look – a convent. Tickets start at $37. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 270-450-4444 or visit website.

THURSDAY, OCT. 23

Thursday, Oct. 23 through Friday, Oct. 31
Red Ribbon Week
Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition will sponsor this special week of awareness. The public is invited to participate and become involved in the process to understand and eliminate drug use in our community. For more information, contact Natalie Quint at 618-524-9368, ext. 212.  Some of the events planned for local schools include the distribution of coloring pages and red ribbons to pin on backpacks.

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

Thursday, Oct. 23
Grandparenting Class
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class provides grandparents and older caregivers with updated information, safety tips and a refresher course on how to care for grandchildren. Class will be held in Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

Thursday, Oct. 23
Drama Team Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
MCHS Cafeteria, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
6 p.m.
Musical dinner entertainment and a play with audience participation. Catering by Fazoli’s. Tickets are $10 and will be available starting October 13th. Tickets can be picked up from drama students. Proceeds benefit the Massac County High School Drama Team.

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
Ohio River Squadron of Civil Air Patrol
6 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. E. 3rd St., 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 at gregvmetro@gmail.com.

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.

Thursday, Oct. 23
Evening Upstairs: “Haint” Tales by Octavia Sexton
7 p.m.
McCracken County Public Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
“Haint” Tales is presented by master storyteller, Octavia Sexton, in the 2nd floor meeting room of the library. Her natural dialect transports the listener into the Appalachian Mountains, where ‘haints’ (ghosts) chill your blood, Jack tickles your funny bone, and the hills are full of surprises. Program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 x117 or bwrinkle@mclib.net. Website

Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 23-26, and Oct. 30 – Nov. 2
The Grapes of Wrath
Thur-Sat. 7 p.m.
Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.
Market House Theater, 132 Market House Sq., Paducah, Ky.
The story of the Joad family and their flight from the dust bowl of Oklahoma is familiar to all. Desperately proud, but reduced to poverty by the foreclosure and loss of their farm, the Joads pile their few possessions on a battered old truck and head west for California, hoping to find work and a better life. Tickets are available at 270-444-6828 or on website.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24

Friday, Oct. 24
Red Cross Blood Drive
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Massac Memorial Hospital, 28 Chick St., Metropolis
All those who attempt to donate blood during October will be eligible to win a $5,000 Visa gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent form). Height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or get more information.

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 at 618-524-4312.  Website

Friday, Oct. 24
The Village Groomer Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
10 a.m.
The Village Groomer, 1531 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Everyone is invited to come and celebrate the grand opening for The Village Groomer, located beside McDonald’s. Sponsored by the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce.

Friday, Oct. 24
Franklin School Chili Supper
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Franklin Elementary School, 1006 Mt. Mission Road, Metropolis
Come and enjoy an evening with the family. Meal includes chili, hot dog, drink and dessert for $5. Silent auction with items from area businesses. Raffle for an iPad mini (winner need not be present to win). Students are currently selling the raffle tickets, but can be purchased at the supper too. Carnival type games with prizes and a cake walk.

Friday-Saturday, October 24-25
6th Annual Tour De Shawnee Bike Tour
Horseshoe Lake Community Center, State Highway 3, Olive Branch, Il.
Friday: 5:30-7 p.m. Tail Gate Party: for all cyclist, sponsors and volunteers. Local food including fried fish and barbecue, entertainment, and more.
Saturday: 8 a.m. Bike Tour
The Tour de Shawnee bike ride  offers 15, 30, 65 and 100 mile distances, routes for all ages and levels of experience. SAG and rest stops provided. Helmets are required for all participants including children in bike seats and buggies. Riders that register by Oct. 17 pay an entry fee of $40, which includes free commemorative event t-shirt and chance for prizes. Late registrations cost $45 will not receive event t-shirt. Entry fee includes event bag and chance for attendance prizes. Children under 14 are free with an adult registered rider. For more information, call 618-776-5893, email chism318@yahoo.comor visit 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, OCTOBER 25

Every Saturday
Farmer’s Market
West 6th Street across from Hardee’s in Metropolis.
Every Saturday, Spring through Fall.

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, Oct. 25
The Sustainable Living Expo
9 a.m. – 4 p.m., rain or shine
Dixon Springs Ag Center, 354 State Hwy 145 N, Simpson, Il.
The Sustainable Living Expo will help educate the public about self-sufficiency, safety, energy, and local foods and farming. Free and open to the public – the Expo features 3 presentations filled with informative and engaging speakers, as well as local artisans and vendors, and free kid’s activities. For more information, contact program coordinator Theresa Steckler at tsteckle@illinois.edu or call 618-695-4917, or visit website.

Saturday, Oct. 25
Guided Hike: Jackson Hollow, Splatter Stone Falls, Cove Hollow (Pope County)
10 a.m.
Meet: East Trigg Trailhead, Trigg Tower Road [Forest Road 424], 1.5 miles northeast of Trigg Tower, and 3.0 miles northeast of Simpson, Il.
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. Hike leader is Bill Gilmour. For more information, contact Eric Johnson at 618-499-2337 or Gillum Ferguson at 630-357-9651.

Saturday, Oct. 25
Kincaid Mounds Archaeology Field Day
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Kincaid Mounds Historic Site, near Brookport, Il.
The Kincaid Mounds Support Organization will host a program with formal presentations on the Mississippian Culture and results of excavations by SIU-Summer Field School. The programs will begin at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. There will be artifact displays, information tables and a walking tour of a Mound (walking shoes recommended). There will be a restroom facility.  Program is free. Event occurs annually on the 4th Saturday in October.  For more information and directions, visit Website

Every Saturday-Sunday through Dec. 6
Elijah P. Curtis Home Tour
Sat. Noon – 4 p.m.
Sun. 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Curtis Home, 405 Market St., Metropolis
Built in 1870, this home has been partially restored to reflect how it would have looked in the late 19th century.  It contains objects, photographs and papers from the history of the county. There is no charge for tours. To schedule tours at other times, contact Paul Fellows at 618-524-7203.

Saturday, Oct. 25
Thriller in Paducah
2:30 p.m. Dance training
4:30 pm. Line up for world record count
4 p.m. sharp. Dance begins
Paducah Convention and Expo Center, 415 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Thriller is an annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” for world records and charity. This event will benefit Market House Theater’s Educational Programming. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Participants and spectators must have a ticket. See Event Website for more details and free lesson times before the event.

Saturday, Oct. 25
Halloween Pet Bash
3 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Bring your pet to the library for a pet parade and costume contest. The best-dressed pets will win prizes. Website

Saturday, Oct. 25
After-Expo Event
4 p.m.
Hogg Hollow Winery, 48 E. Glendale Rd., Glendale, Il.
Come for Jeremy’s Gumbo and home grown music by Tim Crosby after the Sustainable Living Expo. For more information, visit website or Facebook Page.

Every Saturday
Beer and Wine Tasting
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wagner Wine & Spirits, 2700-B New Holt Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Wagner Tastings are a great way to try new beer and wine.  A gourmet cheese or dip is also featured. For more information call 270-448-5108.  Website

Saturday, Oct. 25
10th Annual Carson Center Distiller’s Dinner
6:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The event features Michter’s, America’s first whiskey company. Visit with Master Distiller, Willie Pratt, at a reception with cocktails and appetizers, followed by a gourmet dinner. The Master Distiller will make informative and entertaining remarks during the evening. The event will include an auction of a few signed bottles of very select Michter’s bourbons and whiskeys. Part of the ticket price qualifies as a tax-deductible contribution to the Carson Center. Must be at least 21 to attend. Tickets are $135 per person and $1000 for table of 8. For information and reservations, call 270-443-9932 or visit website.

Saturday, Oct. 25
Downtown Walking Ghost Tours
6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.
Market House Theater, 141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Walk the streets of Downtown Paducah led by a Ghostly Guide as you walk to the actual sites filled with history, legend and lore and hear about the side of Paducah history filled with murder and the terrors of the nights. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12.  Not recommended for children under 6 years old. Call the box office for more information, at 270-444-6828.  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, OCTOBER 26

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Fourth Sunday
Kid’s Kingdom
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
There will be Bible heroes who will tell Bible stories, crafts to take home, and snacks. Bring a sibling or friend. 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, OCTOBER 27

Monday, Oct. 27
American Queen at the Port of Paducah
8 a.m. – Noon
Riverfront at Broadway & Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The recently refurbished paddle wheeler steamboat will drop anchor at the Port of Paducah on its way from St. Louis to Cincinnati. American Queen is the largest steamboat ever built and will stop six times between June and October.

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 p.m. 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
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.

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

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.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28

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.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29

Wednesday, Oct. 29
Metropolis City Council: Ordinance Committee Meeting
1 p.m.
Upstairs at City Hall, 106 W. 5th St., Metropolis
Check with City Hall for specific meetings, dates and times.  Agenda will be posted as it becomes available.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30

Thursday, Oct. 30
Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Baptist Heart Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Speakers: Oncologist Yashpal Modi, MD, radiologist Brad Williams, MD, and chief operating officer Bonnie Schrock and Cathy Travis, both breast cancer survivors. Luncheon will be in the auditorium. Reservations required; phone Kentucky Cancer Program at 270-442-1310 for reservations.

Last Thursday
Save the Massac
6 p.m.
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

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Saturday, Nov. 1
Bus Tour of the Illinois Trail of Tears
8 a.m.
Golconda, Il.
The bus tour includes a guide pointing out the highlights along the Trail. Tour starts and ends in Golconda and travels across Pope, Johnson and Union counties. In 1838-39, the US Government forced native Americans to move from their homes to the present day state of Oklahoma. Due to the harsh conditions of that winter about 2,500 perished along the Trail, giving rise to the name, Trail of Tears. Lunch will be available. The cost is $35 per person. For more information on this trip and reserve a seat on a bus, call 618-303-0801 or write the Illinois Chapter Trail of Tears at PO Box 313, Anna, Illinois 62906. Seating is limited so make your reservations early.

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, Nov. 1
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.

Saturday, Nov. 1
Guided Hike: Grindstaff Hollow and Hurricane Bluff (Gallatin County)
10 a.m.
Meet: High Knob parking lot, atop High Knob, 1.5 miles north of Karbers Ridge, Il.
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 more information, contact hike leader Eric Johnson at 618-499-2337 or Gillum Ferguson at 630-357-9651.

First Saturday
Southern Illinois Spinners and Weavers Guild
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
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-Sunday, Nov. 1-2
Fall on the Wine Trail
Sat. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun. 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
A progressive fall tour of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail where 12 wineries will present a sample of a dish paired with their favorite wine. See our Event Post for details. Transportation is not included in the price. Visit the wineries in any order you wish. Take your ticket and wine glass with you to each location. Tickets are $35 per person, advance purchase only, and sales will end on October 27th. Tickets can be purchased online and picked up at 200 S Front Street, Cobden, IL on Saturday November 1st from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Each ticket purchase enters you into a random drawing. Must be 21 to participate. Please enjoy this event responsibly.  Website

Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 1-2
The Grapes of Wrath
Sat. 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sun. 2:30 p.m.
Market House Theater, 132 Market House Sq., Paducah, Ky.
The story of the Joad family and their flight from the dust bowl of Oklahoma is familiar to all. Desperately proud, but reduced to poverty by the foreclosure and loss of their farm, the Joads pile their few possessions on a battered old truck and head west for California, hoping to find work and a better life. Tickets are available at 270-444-6828 or on website.

Saturday, Nov. 1
Trunk or Treat and Movies in the Park: Hocus Pocus
5 p.m.  Trunk or Treat
7:15 p.m. approximately  Movie begins
Fort Massac State Park picnic area, across from Sonic
Trunk-or-Treat Night includes  games, hot dogs, popcorn, and a maze. Movies are free. Concessions will be available for purchase. No alcohol is allowed and pets must be on leashes. Costumes are optional but would be a lot of fun. For more information, contact Metropolis Tourism at 618-524-5025 or info@metropolistourism.com.

Saturday, Nov. 1
Barber’s Violin Concerto
7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Featuring Glenn Dicterow on violin. For tickets and pricing, visit website, call 270-444-0065 or stop by Paducah Symphony office at 760 Broadway, Paducah.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Sunday Church Activities
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Sunday, Nov. 2
Fall Back
2 a.m.
Daylight Savings Time ends so set your clocks back one hour.

Sunday, Nov. 2
Paducah Downtown Holiday Open House
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Downtown / 100 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
Enjoy special sales and treats offered by Paducah merchants in a traditional holiday filled atmosphere. This event is held annually on the first Sunday in November. For more information, contact Melinda Winchester at 270-444-8690 or mwinchester@paducahky.gov.  Website

Sunday, Nov. 2
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage (Myre Series)
3 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Grammy winner Rhonda Vincent is one of the most popular and versatile musicians in bluegrass and country music. Her extensive and diverse repertoire includes many faith-based songs. Examples include Sunday Mornin’ Singin': Live – her gospel-themed album and DVD. Tickets only available as part of Myre Series Subscription, starting at $37. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 270-450-4444 or visit website.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Monday, Nov. 3, and Wednesday, Nov. 5
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. Class is held in the Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2918 for more information.

Monday, Nov. 3
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 will be held in the Baptist Heart Center conference room. Phone Mary Legge at 270-575-2880 to register.

Mondays, Nov. 3, and Nov. 10
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 will be held in Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

Monday, Nov. 3
Tricks of eBay
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
SCC Metro Center, 5385 Industrial Park Rd., Metropolis
Students will learn how to buy and sell on eBay, market their products to potential buyers, protect themselves from fraud on eBay, and the ins and outs on how to use PayPal. Come learn how to make money on things you no longer want or need. Class fee is $10. Instructor: Chris Dexter. Registration required by October 27. For more information and to register, contact Gabriele Farner at Shawnee Community College at 618-364-3254 or gabrielef@shawneecc.edu.

Monday, Nov. 3
Dancing Pros: Live
7:15 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The world’s finest dancers will battle it out and the audience will choose the winner. Edyta Sliwinska of Dancing With The Stars and Chelsie Hightower of DWTS and So You Think You Can Dance star in this competition show hosted Alan Thicke. Tickets start at $29. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 270-450-4444 or visit website.


ON-GOING EVENTS ———-

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Monday-Saturday
Paducah Downtown Farmer’s Market
7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
2nd and Monroe streets, Paducah, Ky.
Farmers offer fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cut flowers, potted plants, breads and pastries, cow’s milk cheeses, eggs and honey. Special Celebration Saturday programs are from 8 am until noon.  Open through November 22.  Website

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 more information, call 618-524-2121 or email Metropolisfire@gmail.com.

Through Oct. 25
ShoeBox Recycling: Help Find Our Solemates
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (closed Sundays)
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St.
The library is accepting gently worn shoes of all sizes, which will be distributed to clothing banks in the U.S., South America, and Africa. Any shoes in decent shape will be gladly accepted. Not only will you be supporting the Library’s team, “Lacing-up for Literacy,” but also your “solemate!” For more information, log on to www.shoeboxrecycling.com or contact Amanda or Angie at 618-524-4312 x3 or library@cityofmetropolis.com. Visit website.

Through Oct. 25
The Pumpkin Project
10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis, Il.
The library will be selling pumpkins during normal library business days. Prices will vary. Thanks to Travis Farms for their gracious contribution. Proceeds will go to Project Hope No-Kill Animal Shelter, as well as projects and programs for the library. For more information, contact Amanda at 618-524-4312 x3 or library@cityofmetropolis.com.

Month of October
A Big Cause for Little Paws
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (except Sundays)
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
This month the library will be accepting pet food and supplies in exchange for past due fines. This does not include lost or damaged materials. Maximum equivalency for fines will be $10. All donations will be given to Project Hope No-Kill Animal Shelter.  Website.

Through Nov. 3
Throwing the Book at Breast Cancer Goodie Bag Raffle
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (except Sundays)
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Goodie bag includes a T-shirt, “Whoopie Cream” Hand Cream, various other great items, as well as four tickets to see the Moscow Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at the Carson Center on November 17th at 7 p.m. Raffle tickets are 1 for $5, or 3 for $10. Tickets may be purchased at the library. The winner will be announced on November 4th. All proceeds will go toward Relay for Life. Website.

Through Nov. 7
3rd Annual Coat Drive
MidCountry Bank, 522 Market St., Metropolis
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Please donate any new or gently used coats of all sizes now through November 7th at MidCountry Bank or Life Church Eastland. Coats will be given away on Saturday, November 8th from 1-3 pm at the Girl Scout House.

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 Nov. 18: Quilts of Pat Campbell
Through Dec. 9: Split Nine and Nine Patch Quilts
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. 

Oct. 4 – Nov. 8:  Ron Fondaw “Reflexive”
Nov. 22 – Dec. 27:  Member’s Show by Yeiser Art Center members
Visit website

Clemens Fine Arts Center Gallery
Paducah School of Art & Design
4810 Alben Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Oct. 2 – Nov. 20: National Painting and Drawing Invitational
Dec. 5-7: Annual Student and Faculty Holiday Art Sale
Visit website.


PLAN AHEAD
for these Upcoming Events —–

Wednesday, Nov. 5
Hope Light Dedication Ceremony
2 p.m.
Hope Light Lighthouse, First & Front sts., Metropolis
Help celebrate the lighting of the world’s first lighthouse dedicated to the fight against cancer. The lighthouse is located at the entrance to Dorothy Miller Park on the Ohio River. Website

Sunday, Nov. 9
Metropolis Merchants Holiday Open House
Noon – 5 p.m. – times may vary at individual businesses
Metropolis Merchants kick off the holiday season with a special afternoon of shopping. Most stores offer specials, door prizes and refreshments. Start your day at the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce where shopping maps and entry forms are available for a drawing for $100 in Metro Dollars. Pick up your forms, then visit each business to deposit your entry. Participating businesses will be listed as they become available. Other businesses may also be open. For more information, call the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce at 618-524-2714.

Saturday, Nov. 15
Tunnel Hill 100 Mile Run with 50 Mile Option
Early Registration Recommended
The scenic Tunnel Hill Trails is a scenic and fast trail with a gentle 2% grade and has a crushed limestone bed with no trip hazards. This seems to be the perfect run for first time hundreds. It’s also ideal for veterans to break that elusive 24 hour barrier, or for faster runners to finally crack 20 hours. Pacers will be allowed the final 24 miles of the 100 mile run. Entrants are limited so register early. For more information and to register, visit website or email durb417@gmail.

Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Nov. 2 – Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
(Myre Series)
Nov. 3 – Dancing Pros: Live!
Nov. 12 – Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues
Nov. 14 – Mark Nizer 4-D
Nov. 17 – Moscow Ballet: The Nutcracker
For more events, visit website

Market House Theater Productions
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Prices are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Matinee prices are $17.
Dec. 4:  A Charlie Brown Christmas
Visit website

Clemens Fine Arts Center
4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky
Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children.
Nov. 14-15, 21-22:  Shakespeare’s The Tempest
Dec. 5-7: PSAD Annual Holiday Art Sale

Dec. 27: WKCTC Community Chorus Holiday Concert
Season tickets are available now, and single tickets sales start on August 1st. Call 270-534-3212 or visit website for tickets and more information.


There’s always something to do!

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