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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Through Saturday, Nov. 1
Early Voting
Massac County Clerk’s Office, 1 Superman Square, 2A, Metropolis
Early voting will be conducted during regular office hours and also on Saturday, Nov. 1st from 8 a.m.-noon. Early votes will not be counted until after the polls close on Election Day. Absentee voting laws remain in place for those who are physically incapacitated or who will be out of the county on Election Day. For more information, call 618-524-4213.

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

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.

Saturday, Nov. 1
Veteran’s Day Memorabilia Display
10 a.m. (regular business hours)
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
In honor, and in memory of local veterans, the Metropolis Public Library is encouraging local veterans and/or families of veterans to display their military medals, honors, memorabilia, and pictures, during the Month of November, in observation of Veteran’s Day. Mementos displayed at the library must be enclosed in a frame or display case. Items to be displayed may be brought to the library during the first week of November. The Metropolis Public Library is not responsible for any accidents. For more information, contact Amanda Quint at 618-524-4312 or library@cityofmetropolis.com. Website

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

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, Nov. 1
Fall Leaf Jar Luminary Craft
2 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Decoupage fall leaves onto mason jars, and place an electric tea light in the jar. This will be a nice accent to your fall décor. This program is intended for ages 18 and up, and free of charge. Please register by Thursday, October 30th. For more information, contact Amanda Quint at 618-524-4312 or library@cityofmetropolis.com. 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.
Desperately proud, but reduced to poverty by the foreclosure and loss of their farm in Oklahoma, 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.

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, 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, prizes, draw maze and  free hot dogs and popcorn while supplies last. Movie is 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
Visit our BEElieve Link for Listings

Sunday, Nov. 2
Daylight Savings Time Ends
2 a.m.
At that time, clocks will “fall 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

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, 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.

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 first Monday of each month. For more information call 618-524-8300.  Website 

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.

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.  There is no charge.  For more information, call Delores Giltner at 618-564-3304.

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.

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

First Monday (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.

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. No charge, but donations welcome. For more information, call 618-524-1696.

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.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Tuesday, Nov. 4
Election Day
6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
For more information, visit website. Find your polling place using the website’s locator.  Massac County offices and several municipal offices will be closed, including Metropolis Driving Service facility.

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, Nov. 4
Blood Pressure Screenings
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Happy Hearts Senior Center, 701 Market St., Metropolis
Massac Memorial Hospital will be offering blood pressure screenings available for people of all ages.

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

Tuesday, Nov. 4
Metropolis City Council Committee Meetings
1 p.m. Water, Light and Street
1:30 p.m. Industrial Committee
City Hall, 106 W. 5th St., Metropolis
Meeting is open to the public and will meet in the Council Chambers. Agenda will be posted as it becomes available.

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 more information, call 618-564-2616.

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 more 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, NOVEMBER 5

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.

First Wednesday
Stitchers!
Noon
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis, IL
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 contact the library at 618-524-4312. Website

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

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.

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

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 6-9
River’s Edge Film Festival
Multiple showtimes
Maiden Alley Cinema, 112 Maiden Alley, Paducah, Ky.
The 10th annual River’s Edge International Film Festival is a four day event built around the showing of quality independent film from around the world. The focus is both on the film lover and on the film maker. Visit website for all the films and their show times.

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, NOVEMBER 7

Friday-Saturday, Nov. 7-8
A Christmas Carol
Shawnee Community College, 8364 College Rd., Ullin, Il.
Community members, SCC students, faculty, and staff will be performing this musical at the Educational Center on Main Campus. Adults are $10 per ticket and children 12 and under are $5 per ticket. For event time and more information, contact Lisa Root at 618-634-3250 or lisar@shawneecc.edu.

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

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

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, NOVEMBER 8

Saturday, Nov. 8
Levee Footrace

Mississippi River Levee, in Cairo, Illinois
The annual race is the oldest footrace in Southern Illinois and is held the 2nd Saturday each November.  5000 and 10000 meter run takes place along the Mississippi River Levee.  Long sleeve T-shirt to all entrants, awards to winners. Entry Fee. For more information, call 618-734-4400.

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, Nov. 8
Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon
Coffee and rolls served at 8:30 a.m.
Bazaar 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Luncheon 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
First Christian Church, Fifth and Catherine streets, Metropolis.
This annual Christmas Bazaar is a holiday tradition and features a luncheon.   There will be a coffee shop, candy booth, country store and lots of Christmas crafts.  Cost for luncheon is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-19.

Saturday-Sunday, November 8-9
39th Annual AutumnFest Arts & Crafts Show
Sat. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
John A. Logan College, 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, Il.
AutumnFest is an annual event with over 100 exhibitors of handcrafted arts, crafts and specialty foods. Attendance is approximately 7,000. Free admission and parking. It is held on the second full weekend of each November. For more information, contact 800-851-4720 or 618-985-2828 x8015, or emilyhenson@jalc.edu.  Visit website

Saturday, Nov. 8
Guided Hike: Panther Den (Union County)
10 a.m.
Meet: Abandoned gas station (formerly known as Sullivan’s) on Goreville Road,
100 yards west of Exit 40 off Interstate 57.
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 Gillum Ferguson at 630-357-9651 or Eric Johnson at 618-499-2337.

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

Saturday, Nov. 8
Vault Theater Annual Christmas Bazaar
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Post, 214 Ferry St., Brookport, Il.
Candles, homemade items and ornaments, organic and gluten free items, Christmas ornaments, aprons, home decor, furniture, baked goods and many more items will be for sale and make perfect Christmas gifts. Call Kirk for more information at 270-243-4170.

Saturday, Nov. 8
Veteran’s Appreciation & Family Fall Festival
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Frank Farmer Chevrolet, 1551 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Everyone is invited to attend. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, chili, and fun activities for the kids with bounce house, face painting and balloon animals. The Metropolis Fire Department will have their Fire Safety Trailer. Everything is FREE with donations being accepted for This Able Veteran and Operation Enduring Warrior.

Saturday, Nov. 8
Coat Drive Distribution
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Girl Scout House, 1230 E. 7th St., Metropolis
Coats collected through MidCountry’s Annual Coat Drive will be distributed to those in need.

Saturday, Nov. 8
Kid’s Craft Hour
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Help our feathered friends in the upcoming winter by making bird feeders using peanut butter, pine cones, and bird seeds. This program is free and intended for children ages 5 and up. Please register by Tuesday, November 4th, as supplies are limited. For more information, contact Ms. Angie at 618-524-4312 x3 or library@cityofmetropolis.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9

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Sunday, Nov. 9
Save the Massac Holiday Lunch
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Happy Hearts Building, 701 Market St., Metropolis
Enjoy a scrumptious lunch and visit all the shops during the annual Holiday Open Houses in Metropolis. Tickets are $8 per person which includes your choice of Soup, Pasta Salad or Garden Salad, Chicken Salad on Croissant, Choice of Dessert, and Tea or Coffee. There will also be a Holiday Wreath Raffle. Proceeds will help to restore the Massac Theater.

Sunday, Nov. 9
Metropolis Merchants Holiday Open House
Noon – 6 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. To be entered in the drawing for $100 in Metro Dollars, take an entry form and get a stamp from that business on their corresponding square, and then return the entry form the Chamber office. You get one entry for each stamped square. Entry forms at can be picked up participating businesses as well as a map to the participating locations. For an entry form with participating businesses and their times, click HERE. For more information call the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce at 618-524-2714.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Monday, Nov. 10 (registration deadline)
Christmas Ornament Glass Painting
Monday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Shawnee Community College, 8364 College Rd., Ullin, Il.
This is a beginning painting class for those with little to no prior art experience. This fun class will teach the basics of painting on glass. Create beautiful holiday ornaments that will make great gifts just in time for the holidays. Class fee is $10 plus $10 supply cost paid directly to instructor, Sandra Montgomery. Class meets in the River Room. Registration required by November 10th. For more information and to register, contact Gabriele Farner at 618-364-3254 or gabrielef@shawneecc.edu.

2nd Monday
Metropolis Garden Club
9:30 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis.
The club meets monthly September through May. New members are always welcome. For information,call 618-524-9393. Website

Monday, Nov. 10
MJHS Spaghetti Dinner
5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Massac Junior High School, 3028 Old Marion Rd. Metropolis
MJSH will have the dinner during the boys’ basketball game against Pope County. For $6 you will receive a spaghetti dinner that includes salad, bread, drink and a dessert. All proceeds will go to the MJHS library. There will be a book-drop set up if you to wish to donate any new or gently used books to the library. For more information, contact Andre Meadows at 618-524-2645 or rthompson@massac.org. Visit 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
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 it becomes available.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Second Tuesday
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

Second Tuesday
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.

Second Tuesday
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.

Tuesday, Nov. 11
Veteran’s Day Parade in Paducah
11 a.m.
Downtown Paducah, Ky.
Veterans from all Armed Forces will be recognized with a parade through downtown Paducah. For more information, call 270-444-8508.

Second Tuesday
Girl Scout Leaders Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Girl Scout House, 1230 E. 7th St., Metropolis

Second Tuesday
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.

Second Tuesday
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.

Second Tuesday
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.

Second Tuesday
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.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

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.

Second Wednesday
Massac County Chamber of Commerce
Noon
Former Chamber Office, 516 Market St., Metropolis
Chamber members and guests meet monthly to network with fellow businesses and discuss community events and services. Lunch is available for $7 and reservations are required. To RSVP, contact 618-524-2714 or office@metropolischamber.com. Website

Wednesday, Nov. 12
Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues
7:15 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Justin Hayward, legendary lead singer, lead guitarist, and songwriter for The Moody Blues, will combine songs from his successful solo career with classic, as well as rarely heard, Moody Blues’  songs. Ticket start at $35. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 270-450-4444 or visit website.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Thursday, Nov. 13
Shine a Light on Lung Cancer
5 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
A vigil to remember those who are struggling with lung cancer and those you have lost to this disease. Event will be held in the Larry Barton Atrium. Phone 270-575-2797 for more information.

Thursday, Nov. 13
Relaxing from Within
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class designed to help expectant mothers become familiar with relaxation techniques. Participants are asked to bring a blanket, pillow and support person. Class is held in the Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2229 for more information.

Thursday, Nov. 13
6th Annual Paducah Affordable Art Show
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
Come see art from Paducah artists starting at $25, with nothing over $500. You don’t have to empty your wallets to fill your walls. Proceeds go to Paducah Arts Alliance to help continue to bring artists from all over the world to live, work, exhibit and educate in Paducah. For more information, visit Event Website.

Monday, Nov. 13
Holiday Mesh Wreath
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Shawnee Community College, 8364 College Rd., Ullin, Il.
Learn how to make a holiday wreath to decorate your home or give as a gift. These wreaths are durable and full of holiday color. Class will be held in the River Room. Class fee is $10 plus $20 supply cost paid directly instructor, Amy Cole, owner of Amy’s Mesh Wreaths in Vienna, Il. Registration required by November 6. For more information and to register, contact Gabriele Farner at 618-364-3254 or gabrielef@shawneecc.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 13
Evening Upstairs: Mary Wheeler and the Ohio River Valley Roustabouts
7 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
In the 1930’s, Paducah native and musicologist Mary Wheeler began a journey documenting and studying the songs of the former Roustabouts who worked upon the packet boats of the Cumberland, Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee Rivers during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Presented by Nathan Lynn, an American musician, songwriter, and historian from Paducah, Ky. Program is held in the 2nd floor meeting room and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 x117 or bwrinkle@mclib.net. For program details, visit website.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Friday, Nov. 14
Deadline for Entries to be Judged for Metropolis Christmas Parade
Parade will be Dec. 7 at 1:30 p.m. Entries should reflect a Christmas in Paradise theme. The application must list a description of the entry. Judged categories include: Business float, Youth float, Community organization float, Marching band, Walking group, and Church or religious float. Parade is sponsored by the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce.  For entry form, call 618-524-2714 or email office@metropolischamber.com.

Friday-Saturday, Nov. 14-15
United Way Vintage Picture Fundraiser
Fri.  6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
Receive an 8×10 photo for only $10 (limit one per household). Proceeds benefit United Way of Massac County. To purchase your $10 Certificate, visit City National Bank, White Lili Boutique, or Metro Financial Group in Metropolis. Pictures will be available for viewing on Sunday, Nov. 16th. For more information, call Caroline Jones at 618-524-8100.

Friday, Nov. 14
Mark Nizer 4-D (Family Series)
6:45 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Mark’s original comedy, world-class juggling, music, and technology entertain audiences around the world and on television. This will be the 3-D version of his performance, and every audience member will receive a complimentary pair of 3D glasses. Tickets only available as part of Myre Family Series Subscription, starting at $51. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Friday-Saturday, Nov. 14-15 and Nov. 21-22
The Tempest
7:30 p.m.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
Clemens Fine Arts Center, 4810 Alben Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
With a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment. Tickets are $10 for Adults, and $5 for Children and WKCTC faculty an

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Third Saturday
Boy Scout Paper Drive
Bundled newspapers can be placed curbside for pickup in Metropolis by 9 a.m. Magazines will not be collected. The route will also include Fairmount, Airport Road to Country Club Road and North Avenue to Round Knob Store.  Joppa residents may leave papers at Joppa City Hall Friday before 2 p.m.  Individuals may also drop off newspapers at the Boy Scout Trailer at the parking lot between Dorothy Miller Park and Baymont Inn at any time.

Saturday, Nov. 15
Golconda Merchants Christmas Open House
Golconda, Illinois.
This event is held annually every year the 2nd weekend before Thanksgiving.

Saturday, Nov. 15
Myasthenia Gravis Walk
9 a.m. Book Signing at Lillie’s Hallmark
Noon.  Walk starts
Lois Lane Statue, 8th and Market streets, Metropolis
Paula McGinnis of Metropolis wants you to join her Community MG Walk. A charitable book signing will be at Lillie’s Hallmark at 606 Market Street from 9 a.m. – noon. The Walk starts at the Lois Lane statue at noon and will finish at Superman Square. Raffle tickets to win an 11×14 framed, watercolor painting of Superman will be available on the square or are available now at Curves in Metropolis. All proceeds will go to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. To sign up, go to the website.

Saturday, Nov. 15
Guided Hike: Wildcat Bluff, Boss Island, Little Black Slough (Johnson County)
10 a.m.
Meet: Vienna City Park, 302 East Vine Street (Route 146 East), Vienna, 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 Jim Kramer. For more information, contact Eric Johnson at 618-499-2337 or Gillum Ferguson at 630-357-9651.

Saturday, Nov. 15
Jefferson Annual Holiday Bazaar
10 a.m – 2 p.m.
Jefferson Elementary School, 4915 Jefferson School Rd., Metropolis
A variety of vendors will be selling their wares, just in time for Christmas. En Fuego BBQ will be set up selling lunch. Free admission. For more information, contact Tiffany Korte at 618-645-0518 or tkorte99@gmail.com.

Third Saturday
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, Nov. 15
Winter Plant I.D.
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, Il.
Plants that were in full bloom during spring and summer have a whole new look during the winter months. Come and experience the striking seedpods and silhouettes of the Cache’s winter flora. For more information, call 618-657-2064.

Saturday, Nov. 15
St. John’s Church Annual Chili Supper
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
St. John’s Church, 6201 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
Chili, hot dogs, dessert and drink. Free will donation with proceeds going to Hope Unlimited and COPE. There will also be a Trash ‘n’ Treasurers booth.

15th of each month
Singer-Songwriter Night
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Etcetera Coffeehouse, 320 N. 6th St., Paducah, Ky.
No covers – just perform your own music.  Event is usually held on the 15th of each month.  Please call to confirm at 270-443-7760.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16

For recurring Church-related events,
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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 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.

Through Friday, Dec. 19
Submit Your Artwork for Teen Spirit 2015
Work will be accepted from students grades 9-12. Teachers and students are encouraged to submit images of their work to submissionsteenspirit@gmail.com no later than Dec. 19, at 4 p.m. Artists and teachers will be notified of acceptance of work by Dec. 29. Artists may deliver their accepted work to Yeiser Art Center on Jan. 10, 13, and 14, and no later than Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded. Artwork must have the label from the contract attached to the back of the work. For more information, click here.

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
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.
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 —–

Monday, Nov. 17
Moscow Ballet: The Nutcracker
7 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Forty star-studded dancers perform Olympic-worthy leaps in this holiday performance with magical toys, falling snow, growing Christmas trees, and astounding ballet moves. Tickets are start at $28 and can be purchased at box office, or call 270-450-4444, or online at website.

Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 19-22
Pope County 54th Annual Deer Festival
Golconda, Illinois
Four days of fun including a vast array of vendors offering handmade arts and crafts, wildlife displays, entertainment and more. The Deer Queen pageant is on Friday night and a Parade is on Saturday at 1 p.m. Barbecue will start being served at noon on Thursday.  Festival is held every year the weekend before Thanksgiving. For more information, call 618-683-9702, 618-683-8803, or 618-683-6723.  Website

Saturday, Nov. 22
Project Hope Holiday Bazaar & Pet Photos with Santa
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Robert Cherry Civic Center, 2701 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The bazaar will feature many booths, great Christmas gifts, bake sale items and chili with all the fixings. For more information, email Project Hope Animal Shelter in Metropolis at info@projecthopeanimalshelter.com.

Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Nov. 17 – Moscow Ballet: The Nutcracker
Nov. 22 – Curious George
(Family Series)
Nov. 30 – Sandi Patty
Dec. 5 – Oak Ridge Boys
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.
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.


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