March 2015

For weekly and monthly events,
please visit our Recurring Events listing.

Sunday, March 1
Family Series: Henry and Ramona
2:30 p.m.
Market House Theater, 132 Market House Sq., Paducah, Ky.
Welcome to Klickitat Street, home of Henry Huggins, his faithful dog Ribsy, Ramona the Pest and her long-suffering sister Beezus. Henry has one mission in life – to get a paper route – even though he’s told he’s too young. This irrepressible hero saves the day in this adaptation of one of the best-loved children’s book series of all time. Tickets are available at 270-444-6828 or on website.

Friday, Mar. 6
Wildlife Movie Night:  The Private Life of Deer
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park Visitor Center, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Just a century ago, there were less than a million deer in North America. Today, there are nearly 30 million. The Private Life of Deer looks at how these wild deer interact with one another, and how they adapt to living in a suburban environment. TMovie is free and concessions will be available for purchase. For information, contact Neal Pankey at 618-524-4712 or

Saturday-Sunday, Mar. 7-8, Tentative
L’ecole du Soldat
Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on Sunday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
L’ecole du Soldat or School of the Soldier will be held for French troops at Fort Massac State Park. French and Indian War period living historians from throughout the Midwest will attend this two-day training session. See the Marines as they learn the weapons drills, marching and tactical maneuvers of the French military in the 1750’s. Free. For more information, call 618-524-9321.

Saturday, March 7 Tentative
Metropolis Kiwanis & Rotary Scholarship Spaghetti Supper
4-8 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St.
The annual spaghetti supper will also feature a raffle with dozens of gifts and services from area merchants, and a live auction for special items. Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for ages 2-10. Tickets are available from Kiwanis or Rotary members, Metropolis Planet, Treasures Jewelry Outlet or City National Bank.  All money will go toward providing much-needed scholarships for area high school seniors. For more information, contact AJ or Shannon at Treasures Jewelry Outlet, 618-522-465,3 or Areia at Metropolis Planet, 618-524-2141.

Sunday, March 8
Daylight Savings Time Begins
2 a.m.

Sunday, March 8
Veritas (Myre Series)
3 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The exceptional artistic experience of a Veritas concert is the powerful sound of five male vocalists, singing new and old songs of faith, delivering the sound of love, hope, and excellence. Tickets only available as part of a 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, March 10 through March 31, Tentative
Curves of Metropolis Annual Food Drive
6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Curves, 727 East 12th St., Ste. B, Metropolis
Ladies who bring a bag of non-perishable food items or $15 to donate will pay $0 service fee when they join. All food and money donated will be divided between local food pantries. For more information, call 618-524-2797 or email  Facebook

Thursday, March 12
The Great Gatsby (Family Series)
6:45 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The story is set in New York Cithy and Long Island in the 1920s.. Audiences feel the energy of Jay Gatsby, the allure of Daisy Buchanan, and the Everyman complexity of Nick Carraway. Tickets only available as part of Family Series Subscription, starting at $51. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Saturday, March 14, Tentative
Leprechaun Hunt
1 p.m.
Noble Park, 2801 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Come for festive and family fun.

Saturday, March 14, Tentative
3rd Annual Outdoor Sportsman Beast Feast Banquet
5 p.m.
Joppa Missionary Baptist Church, 215 Pearl St., Joppa, Il.
Attendees are asked to bring a crock pot or dish of their favorite wild game to share. Program starts at 6 p.m., with door prizes to be awarded. Bring deer or fish mounts for a Wall of Fame display. There will be duck and turkey calling contests, archery range, as well as children’s activities. Speaker is David Dyer of North Carolina. For more information, call the church office at 618-524-97638

Saturday, Mar. 14
Nielsen’s 4th Symphony
7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Paducah Symphony Youth Orchestra Side-by-Side Performance. For tickets and pricing, visit website, call 270-444-0065 or stop in Paducah Symphony office at 760 Broadway in Paducah.

Tuesday, March 17, Tentative
Primary Election
6 a.m-7 p.m.
To find your polling location in Illinois, visit website.

Saturday, March 21, Tentative
Annual Farmer Appreciation Breakfast
6:30-8:30 a.m.
Massac County Youth Fairgrounds Community Center
4476 Korte Rd.Metropolis
Come eat a free breakfast with local farmers to learn more about farmers bringing safe, affordable food from their farms to your table. Call the Massac County Farm Bureau at 618-524-5811 to reserve your seat before Thursday. This event is sponsored by the Massac County Farm Bureau Young Farmer’s Committee. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to help the local food pantries.

Thursday, March 26, Tentative
St. John’s Church Chicken and Dumpling Supper
4:30-7 pm
St. John’s Church, 6201 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
Chicken and Dumplings, green beans, slaw, dessert and rolls. Free will donation with all proceeds going to Relay for Life. Carry outs available.

Thursday, Mar. 26
Evening Upstairs: Kentucky Women in Traditional Music
7 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Presented by John Harrod, acclaimed musician & scholar. With the changes wrought by the Great Depression and World War II, women were getting out of the home, into jobs, and onto radio and phonograph records. With interviews and stories, John puts their lives and achievements into context and recalls some great music that continues to remind us who we are. 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 For program details, visit website.

Friday, March 27, Tentative
St. Paul Fish Fry
5-7 p.m.
St. Paul Catholic Church, 2020 State Route 146 E, Vienna, Il.
The second Lenten fish fry will be held at the parish hall. All-you-can-eat fish, fries, coleslaw, dessert and drink will cost $9 for adults and $5 for children. Children under 3 eat free. Grilled cheese sandwich and fries can be substituted for the fish meal for a cost of $4. Carryouts are available. For more information, call 618-771-6993 or 618-967-5164.

Saturday, March 28
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Clemens Fine Arts Center, 4810 Alben Barkley Drive Paducah, Ky.
This story of Buddy Holly is now in its 25th year, tells of his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs: Peggy Sue, That’ll Be The Day, Not Fade Away, Oh Boy, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace and more. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and children. For more information, visit website or call 270-534-3212.

 Tuesday, March 31
Shanghai Circus (Family Series)
6:45 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Astonishing athletes/performing artists defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats in this spellbinding performance. These fearless acrobats, jugglers, and contortionists with boundless energy will dazzle audiences. Tickets only available as part of a Myre Series Subscription, starting at $37. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 270-450-4444 or visit website.

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