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Through Dec. 31
Christmas in the Park
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Noble Park, 2915 Park Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Thousands of lights and moving displays entertain visitors. Non-perishable food items or cash donations are accepted to fund local charities. Closes at 10:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Thanksgiving Closures
Many office and local businesses will be closed Thursday and/or Friday. Among those closing on Thursday will be banks, government offices and most retail businesses. Trash collection in Metropolis will be delayed one day Thursday and Friday.

Thursday-Friday, Nov. 23-24
School Closures for Thanksgiving

Massac and Unit One and Joppa Maple School for the holiday season from Wednesday through Friday. Classes will resume to normal schedule on Monday

Happy Thanksgiving
Massac Beeswax is thankful for all our readers!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Friday, Nov. 24
School Closures for Thanksgiving

Massac and Unit One and Joppa Maple School for the holiday season from Wednesday through Friday. Classes will resume to normal schedule on Monday

Friday-Saturday, Nov. 24-25
Golconda Merchants Christmas Open House

Golconda, Illinois
This event is held the weekend after Thanksgiving. Local vendors will be showing off their fall and Christmas wares. For information, call 618-683-2109.

Every Friday
Exercise Class
9:30 a.m.
First Baptist Church, 700 Pell Rd., Brookport, Il.
Weekly exercise program is low impact and especially geared toward older persons wanting to stay flexible and have good balance.

Friday-Saturday, Nov. 24-25
Holiday Open Houses on the Wine Trail
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
Start your holiday shopping early with great gifts along the trail. Each winery participates in our Holiday Open House event in a different way. Some have live music, appetizers and different sales throughout the weekend. Please check out our web page for information on sales, discounts, charities and more. Website.

Every Friday 
Story Time at the Library
11:00 a.m. – Noon
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
A few stories will be read and there will also be a yummy snack and a fun craft. Story hour is intended for preschool aged children and there is no registration needed. The meeting is held in the basement. For information contact Angela Lockard at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or alockard1982@gmail.com. Website.

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 24- 26
Holiday House at Magnolia Manor
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Luncheon
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tour
2700 Washington Ave, Cairo, IL
The historic mansion decorated for the holidays is open for tours. Luncheons are reservation only. For information, call 618-734-0201. Facebook

Friday, Nov. 24
Live Music: Conor Wheeler
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
718 BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
Welcome Conor Wheeler. Enjoy great music and relax after Black Friday shopping. Facebook.

Every Friday
Paducah Writers Group
8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Etcetera Coffeehouse, 320 N. 6th St., Paducah, Ky.
Poets and storytellers from the area gather to share their words. Step up to the mic yourself, or just sit and listen. Free.

Friday-Saturday, Nov. 24-25
Live Music at Harrah’s: DJ Johnny Holland
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Johnny provides an eclectic blend of popular music spanning many genres and decades so get ready to dance the night away. Enjoy live music from a local band every weekend in the Signature Bar located in the casino area.   WebsiteFacebook.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Saturday, Nov. 25 – Dec. 14
Stuff the Truck Toy Drive
Linwood Motors, 1634 E. 5th St., Metropolis
New, unwrapped toys will be collected for the Kid’s Toy Drive sponsored by Psi Eta Sorority and Metropolis Firefighters Union.  Distribution will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16th at the Metropolis Community Center. For information, call 618-638-2426 or 618-645-0512.

Saturday, Nov. 25
Christmas in Downtown Anna
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Anna, Illinois
Carolers, Santa, Shopping, Movies, Reindeer 5K Run, Huge Craft Fair at AJ gym, lighting of the Tree at 6:00 p.m.  Facebook

Saturday, Nov. 25
New Beginnings Clothes Closet
9:00 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 information call 618-524-3604.

Saturday, Nov. 25
Project Hope Yard Sale
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Project Hope, 1698 W 10th St., Metropolis
While you’re out supporting your community this Small Business Saturday, drop by Project Hope and pick up some holiday decorations and gifts while helping the animals.

Saturday, Nov. 25
The Big Miniature Art Sale
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
PAPA Gallery, 124 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
This our members annual miniature art sale. All new miniatures created by Paducah Area Painters Alliance and sold for $10.00 each.  These make great Christmas gifts, so come early while the selection is best. Admission is free. For information, call 270-575-3544.  Website.

Saturday, Nov. 25 
Dickens of a Christmas Small Business Saturday

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Gazebo Corner, 120 Broadway St. Paducah, Ky.
Come spend the day in a magical Dickens atmosphere. There will be costumed characters, free Victorian horse carriage rides, smores by the fire, wassail, free coffee and hot chocolate, and lots of shopping and lunch specials. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance as well as princesses Belle, Elsa, Snow White, Cinderella and Ariel. Be on the lookout for The Grinch and Whoville People. For information, contact Melinda Winchester at 270-444-8690 or mwinchester@paducahky.govFacebook.

Saturday, Nov. 25
Anna Arts Center Holiday Bazaar
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Anna Arts Center, 117 W. Davie St. Anna, IL
Come find that unique gift. Art work, stain glass, knives with deer horn handles, quilts, festive cards, jewelry, and more. So get your Christmas list and come find a gift for your family and friends and support the artists and crafters. Make a free Christmas ornament at the Anna Arts Center booth. Everyone is invited – kids of all ages. Call 618-833-6525 to reserve a space or get information.  Facebook.

Saturday, Nov. 25
Shop Small – Market Street in Metropolis
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Metropolis Merchants are open and ready to greet you on this special day.  Many will be offering special prices.  Please show your support for local businesses who serve the community all year long. For details, click here.

Saturday, Nov. 25
Daughters of the American Revolution
10:30 a.m.
Fort Massac Park Visitor Center, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Anyone interested in the DAR or those needing help with family research are welcome to attend. Group meets the 4th Saturday of each month. For information, call 618-638-2008 or go to ildar.org.

Saturday, Nov. 25
Paducah Improv Comedy: Thanksgiving Theme
7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Markethouse Blackbox Theater, 120 Market House Sq., Paducah, Ky.
Paducah’s improv comedy troupe performs short and long-form improvisation. Improv Studio. Tickets are $6 at the door. Performances are held on the last Saturday of each month. Facebook.

Saturday, Nov. 25
Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Celebration Tour 2017
7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Every year, a man with a white beard goes city to city giving the gift of Christmas joy, and his name is William Lee Golden. For 27 years now, Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys have been a part of their fans’ holiday seasons with their annual Christmas tour. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Every Sunday
Celebrate Recovery
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Christ-centered 12-step program for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups. Program is also offered at The Center at Heartland Worship Center in Paducah on Fridays, beginning at 7 p.m. For information, call 618-524-1062.

Sunday, Nov. 26
Super Sunday Supper
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 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 4th Sunday. In case of a holiday, call church at 618-524-9345 to confirm date. For information contact Joann at 618-524-9325.

Sunday, Nov. 26
Modern Quilt Guild Meeting
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This new group wants to promote modern quilting and design. All are welcome. Group meets the last Sunday of each month.  Facebook Event.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27

Every Monday 
SCC Basic Computer Class
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Spence Community Center in Metropolis
Shawnee Community College offers a Basic Computers class will be every Monday and Wednesday through Dec. 1st. To register, or for information, contact 618-634-3222 or 618-634-3419.

Every Monday
Strong for Life
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Happy Hearts Senior Center, 701 Market St., Metropolis
This free exercise class is open to anyone over 60 years of age.  Exercises use elastic bands to strengthen legs and arms and to increase balance and stamina. Most exercises are done sitting down so if you can sit you can exercise. For information, contact Cynthia Conder at 618-524-9755.

Monday-Fridayafter school homework kids
 Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Most of the cafe staff are in college or graduates. Free lemonade or tea, healthy snacks as well as help with homework will be offered. Arts and crafts and a basketball hoop on the patio will be available for kids after they finish their homework. For more information, call 524-7180. For details, click here.

Monday, Nov. 27
At the Rivers Ministries Free Hot Meal
5:00 p.m.
New Beginnings Baptist Church, 720 E. 12th St., Metropolis
At the River Ministries will be serving a hot meal to anyone who has a need. Meals are served on the 4th Monday of each month. For information or transportation meeting locations, call Dan Haun at 618-638-6901 or 618-524-1062. Website  Facebook.

Mon. Nov. 27 and Wed. Nov. 29 and Fri.-Sat. Dec. 1-2
MCHS Patriots Varsity Basketball
times to be announced
Patriots at DuQuoin Tip Off Classic. Schedule listed on website.

Monday, Nov. 27
Joppa Lady Rangers Varsity Basketball
5:00 p.m.
Lady Rangers at Cairo.  For full schedule, click here.

Every Monday
Monday Night Live: Due South
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Come and enjoy live music, dancing, and refreshments. Donation is required. For more information, call 618-638-2595.

Monday, Nov. 27
Metropolis City Council
7:00 p.m.
City Hall, Council Room upstairs, 106 W. 5th St., Metropolis
Council meets regularly on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.  Meeting is open to the public. See agenda on website.

Monday, Nov. 27
Massac Unit One School Board
7:00 p.m.
Unit One office, 4th & Metropolis streets, Metropolis
Board meets to discuss business on the 4th Monday of each month.  Open to the public. Website

Monday, Nov. 27
Joppa-Maple Grove School Board
7:00 p.m.
Joppa High School, 911 Joppa N. Ave., Joppa, Il.
Board meets to discuss business on the 4th Monday of each month.  Open to the public.

Every Monday
AA – Alcoholics Anonymous
8:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Meeting provides the opportunity for members to share with one another about problems related to drinking patterns and attempts to achieve stable sobriety. They also permit detailed discussion of various elements in the recovery program. Meeting is held in the basement.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 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.

Every Tuesday and Thursday
SCC GED Enrollment & Classes
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Spence Community Center in Metropolis
Shawnee Community College offers free classes every Tuesday and Thursday through Dec. 1st. Students may enroll at any time. No charge for the classes. To register, or for information, contact  618-634-3222 or 618-634-3419.

Every Tuesday
Aerobics
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Janet Foster, instructor.   No charge.  618-524-1696.

Every Tuesday
Metropolis Kiwanis Club
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
Club meets weekly to hear presentations and discuss service projects.  Meetings are free. For information, contact Billy Wessell at 618-524-2195. Website.

Tuesday, Nov. 28
Veteran Job Services

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Services offer assistance to veterans with significant barriers to employment. All veterans between 18-24 years old are encouraged to drop by to include those with any of the following employment barriers: disabled / special disabled, homeless, formerly incarcerated, unemployed for more than six months within the last year, and no high school diploma or GED. For information, visit Facebook.

Every Tuesdayafter school homework kids
Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Free healthy snacks and help with homework will be offered. Click here for details.

Every Tuesday
Karate
4:00 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Brian Green, instructor.  Cost is $35 per month. For information, call 270-331-0903.

Tuesday, Nov. 28
Joppa Lady Ranger Varsity Basketball
6:00 p.m.
Joppa High School, 911 Joppa North Ave., Joppa
Lady Rangers vs. Shawnee at home.  For full schedule, click here.

Every Tuesday
Bridge Ministry Weekly Dinner
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Brookport School gym, 319 Ferry St., Brookport, Il.
Area churches who have organized this ministry are hosting a free weekly dinner for Massac County residents who are in need. For information, call 618-564-2616.

Tuesday, Nov. 28
Lighthouse Assembly of God Food Bank
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
670 Airport Road, Metropolis
The food bank will be open from 6-8 p.m. during the winter and 6-9 p.m. during the summer. Food Bank is open on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. For information, call 618-524-2256 or email LHAOG670@gmail.com.

Every Tuesday
Celebrate Recovery
6:30 p.m.
Victory Full Gospel Church, 2795 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting to discuss freedom from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups.  For information call or text Danny Thomas 618-645-2376.

Every Tuesday
Grief Support
6:30 p.m.
Old First Baptist Church, 516 Girard St., Metropolis
A support group to help anyone grieving the death of a loved one is held in the Family Life Center. For information, call 618-524-8681.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Every Wednesday
SCC Basic Computer Class
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Spence Community Center in Metropolis
Shawnee Community College offers a Basic Computers class every Monday and Wednesday through Dec. 1st. To register, or for information, contact  618-634-3222 or 618-634-3419.

Every Wednesday
One-On-One Computer Help
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Got computer questions? The library has answers. From basics to social media, job applications to resumes, whatever you need. Ask Amanda for help during this time block every Wednesday. Website.

Every Wednesdayafter school homework kids
Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Free healthy snacks and help with homework will be offered. For details, click here.

Wednesday, Nov. 29
Illinois Insurance Enrollment Help
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Get covered Illinois staff will be in Massac Co. to share information and answer questions on how best to navigate your health care options this Open Enrollment Period that ends Dec. 15th. FacebookGetCovered website.

Every Wednesday
Weight Watchers
5:00 p.m.
City Fire Department, 213 W. 7th St., Metropolis
Group meets in the training room of the Fire Department. Weigh-ins begin at 5 p.m. with the meeting following at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 800-651-6000.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Thursday, Nov. 30
Receipts for Charity
All day
Fat Edd’s Roadhouse, 323 Ferry St., Metropolis
Fat Edd’s joins forces with Harrah’s Metropolis to give back to local organizations. 20% of receipts collected on the last Thursday of each month are included in donations to designated charities.

Every Tuesday and Thursday
SCC GED Enrollment & Classes
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Spence Community Center in Metropolis
Shawnee Community College offers free classes every Tuesday and Thursday through Dec. 1st. Students may enroll at any time. No charge for the classes. To register, or for information, contact  618-634-3222 or 618-634-3419.

Every Thursday
Lord’s Food Pantry
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Weaver Creek Baptist Church, 2997 North Ave., Metropolis
Food pantry is located in the fellowship hall at the back of the church. Anyone in need of food is encouraged to stop by. For information, call 618-309-5760.

Every Thursday 
Aerobics
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Janet Foster, instructor.  No charge.  618-524-1696. If Unit 1 is out for bad weather, class will not meet.

Every Thursday
Metropolis Rotary Club
12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Central Hall, 1009 North Ave., Metropolis
Club meets weekly to discuss service projects. For information, contact Shain Lloyd at 618-524-9316.  Website.

Every Thursdayafter school homework kids
Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Free healthy snacks and help with homework will be offered. For details, click here.

Thursday, Nov. 30
MCHS Lady Patriots Basketball
4:00 p.m.
Lady Patriots at Marshall County. Schedule listed on website.

Thursday, Nov. 30
Joppa Lady Rangers Varsity Basketball
6:00 p.m.
Lady Rangers at Dongola

Every Thursday
Line Dancing
6:00 p.m. – Beginners class
7:00 p.m. – Intermediate and couples class
American Legion Hall, 423 Legion Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Night Moves Dance Club offers line dance lessons. For  information call 270-442-3186 or 270-554-1486.  $4 admission charge. Website.

Thursday, Nov. 30
Save the Massac
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis 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. Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month. For information, call Lisa Gower at 618-524-7986 or 618-638-2139 or wkhelm@frontier.com.  Website.  Facebook.

Thursday, Nov. 30
MCHS Patriots Varsity Basketball
6:15 p.m.
Patriots at Marshall County. Schedule listed on website.

Every Thursday
Gamblers Anonymous
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, 415 Audubon St., Paducah, Ky.
Attendees should enter the west side, double doors and walk to Room 116. There is no charge and the public is invited to attend. For information, call 618-570-4882.

Thursday, Nov. 30Martina McBride Christmas
Martina McBride Joy of Christmas Tour
7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Country singer Martina McBride got her start opening for Garth Brooks in the 1990s. After 25 years, this singer remains one of country music’s most respected vocalists, with a range that continues to amaze fans and other artists. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1

Friday, Dec. 1baptist-health
Kangaroo Klub for Breastfeeding Mothers
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Support group for women who breastfeed or expectant mothers who plan to breastfeed. Meeting is held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2. Phone 270-575-2229 for information.

Every Fridayafter school homework kids
Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Free healthy snacks and help with homework will be offered. For details, click here.

Friday, Dec. 1
Front and Center – Serenade String Quartet
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
In celebration of the holiday season, the Serenade String Symphony Quartet will be here for a special live concert on the first floor. Listen to the music while looking for materials, working on a computer, or by just pulling up a chair and enjoying the show. For details visit website.

Friday, Dec. 1
Annual Atkinson Scholarship Dinner
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Menu includes chicken and dumplings, seasoned green beans, candied yams, coleslaw, bread basket, assorted desserts and choice of coffee, tea or soda. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 10. Silent auction will also be available with various items including gift cards from local businesses. Proceeds will benefit the Sabrina Dawn Atkinson Escrow Scholarship Fund to help local high school students to enroll in college level courses while earning their diploma. For information or to purchase tickets, call 618-524-7315. Tickets also available at the door.

Friday, Dec. 1
Joppa Rangers Varsity Basketball
6:00 p.m.
Rangers at Crab Orchard Tournament.  For full schedule, click here.

Friday-Saturday, Dec. 1-2
The Santaland Diaries
Fri. 7:00 p.m.
Sat. 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Market House Multi-Purpose Stage, 200 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Out of work, a slacker takes the only job he could get, a Macy’s elf during the Christmas season. An alternative holiday celebration, this  funny, twisted and irreverent one-man play is a take on how the holiday season brings out the best, and the worst, in us all. For adults only. For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

Friday, Dec. 1
Live Music: Rooted in SO.IL
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
718 BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
Dillon, Mark and Larry are back. Come for a great rocking time in Metropolis.  Facebook.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2

Saturday, Dec. 2
Kiwanis Pancake Day Breakfast
6:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
First United Methodist Church, 5th & Ferry sts., Metropolis
This is the annual Metropolis Kiwanis Pancake Day breakfast which includes “all you can eat” pancakes, bacon and sausage. Adult cost is $8 and children eight and under eat for free when accompanied by an adult. For information, contact Bob Wessel at  270-217-2925 or bobwesselmail@gmail.com Website.

Saturday, Dec. 2baptist-health
Prepared Childbirth Class
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 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. Classes held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2.  Call 270-575-2229 to register.

Saturday, Dec. 2
Southern Illinois Spinners and Weavers Guild
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis, Il.
Artists include knitters, spinners, weavers, crocheters, felters, and other fiber arts. Feel free to join in or just come and watch. New members are welcome and there is no cost to join guild or to attend gatherings. Meetings are held in the Visitor Center on the 1st Saturday of each month. For information, call 618-524-9321.  Facebook.

Saturday, Dec. 2
Refuge Church Holiday Bazaar
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Refuge Church, 309 Ferry Street, Metropolis
Come get beautiful home decor, Christmas decorations or the perfect present for your loved one. This is the perfect opportunity to get a gift with a powerful faith message. The event will be held at the church and the Christmas parade will pass right in front of our store front.

Saturday, Dec. 2
Cobden Christmas in the Village
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cobden, Illinois
Open Houses at the Village Shops and Union County Museum, Hayrides. Activities, Arts and Craft Vendors, Santa and Mrs. Clause, Hospitality Table, Photo Booth, Caroling, Raffles, Cobden High School Band and the lighting of the Village Tree. For details, click here.

Saturday, Dec. 2
Annual Christmas Parade in Metropolis
1:30 p.m.
Theme is “Christmas Now and Then”. Route is Washington Park, on E. 3rd Street, up Ferry Street, left on E. 5th Street, around Superman Square, up Market Street to 9th Street. The Metropolis Chamber invites any organization or business to participate in the parade. The alternate date in case of rain is Sunday, December 3rd at 1:30 p.m. Please listen to WMOK for rain out information. For information, contact the Chamber at 618-524-2714 or office@metropolischamber.com.

Saturday, Dec. 2
Bring a Toy to the Christmas Parade
1:30- p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cub Scout Pack 101 is partnering up with the Marine Corps Reserves, Psi Eta Sorority, and Firefighters Local 3367 (Toys for Tots and Christmas for Kids campaigns). Pack 101’s parade float will be a giant drop box for toys. Bring a new, unwrapped, unopened, toy to the parade, and as the Scouts walk the parade route, they will collect the toys you bring.

Saturday, Dec. 2
Annual Santa at the Library
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Come to the library and meet Santa Claus after the Christmas Parade. The kids are welcome to come and tell Santa what they want for Christmas and take a picture with him. The library will have special Christmas treat bags for the kids. Everyone is welcome to stop by. For information, contact Angela Lockard at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or alockard1982@gmail.com.

Saturday, Dec. 2
Paducah Christmas Parade & Fun Run
4:30 p.m. Run Run
5:00 p.m. Parade
Take part or watch the Ugly Christmas Sweater & Crazy Sock Fun Run at 4:30 p.m. Fun Run cost is $5. Parade theme is “Let it Glow, Let it Glow, Let it Glow.” The parade starts on Broadway at 14th Street and proceeds to 2nd Street. Santa is expected to make an appearance. For more information, call 270-444-8508 or visit website.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3

Sunday, Dec. 3
Metropolis Tour of Homes
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Elijah P. Curtis Home, 405 Market St., Metropolis
Massac County Historical Society hosts an annual tour of interesting homes and one church with holiday decor from yesteryear, evergreen wreaths, mistletoe and antique tree ornaments. The Curtis House is featured every year and will offer refreshments. Other homes are Rhonda Hausman, Quante Home/Fisher Hospital/Riverview Mansion, Misty Meadows, and First Baptist Church. Tickets are $7 and will be available at any home, so tour-goers may start and end at any point. Post with details coming soon. 618-524-8297.

Sunday, Dec. 3
P.A.S.T. Presents “Carols at Early Candlelight”
4:00 p.m.
Historic St. Anne’s, 507 South Main St., Anna. IL
No charge. Casual dress. Parking behind Stinson Library. Step back in time in this 1886 church listed on the National Register and remember the real meaning of Christmas. Call 618-833-9441 or 618-833-6989. www.pastonline.org

Sunday, Dec. 3
Annual Community Advent Walk

6:00 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St.

All are welcome to come and enjoy four beautiful church sanctuaries decorated for the Christmas season. The prayer and music services start at:
6:00 p.m. St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St.
6:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St.
7:00 p.m. First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St.
7:30 p.m. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 605 Metropolis St. Refreshments will be served.

Sunday, Dec. 3
A Paducah Christmas
6:30 p.m.
St. Thomas More Church, 5645 Blandville Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Featuring the Paducah Symphony Youth and Children’s Choruses. Tickets are $10 (or free for subscribers) and can be purchased online or at the door. Website.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 4

Monday, Dec. 4
AlliedSignal/Honeywell Retirees
8:00 a.m.
Waffle Hut located off I-24, Exit 3, on Old Cairo Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Retirees meet for breakfast on the 1st Monday of each month.

Monday, Dec. 4
Massac Quilters
9:00 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Workshops or demonstrations are held monthly. Anyone interested in quilting is invited to attend.  New members are always welcome. Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month. For more information, call 270-558-5596.  Website.

Monday, Dec. 4baptist-health
Arthritis Support Group
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for people living with arthritis. Meeting is held in the Carson-Myre Center conference room. Phone 270-575-2721 for information.

Monday, Dec. 4
SCC Holiday Vendor Expo
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Shawnee Community College,
Come and support your local vendors for great gift ideas. Expo is located in the K Atrium on the main campus. For vendor list, click here.

Monday, Dec. 4baptist-health
Stroke Support Group
3:00 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. Group meets in the Carson-Myre Heart Center conference room. Phone Mary Legge at 270-575-2880 to register.

Mondays, Dec. 4 & 11baptist-health
Prepared Childbirth Classes
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 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. Classes held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2.  Call 270-575-2229 to register.

Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 4-5 and Thursday, Dec. 7
MCHS Lady Patriots Basketball: Metropolis Tournament
times to be announced
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Lady Patriots hosts Metropolis Tournament. Schedule listed on website.

Monday. Dec. 4
Massac County Historical Society
6:30 p.m.
Elijah P. Curtis Home, 405 Market St., Metropolis.
Anyone interested in history is invited to attend. Meetings often have programs of historical interest. For information, contact Paul Fellows at 618-524-7203.

Monday, Dec. 4
The Sound of Music
7:00 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
This brand new production is the spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family with famous songs including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5

Tuesday, Dec. 5
Grief Support

Noon
Lourdes Hospice, 616 Market St., Metropolis
This is a free support group and is open to anyone who would like to attend. Group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month. For information, call 618-524-3757.

Tuesday, Dec. 5 and Thursday, Dec. 7baptist-health
Diabetes Classes
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class with a certified diabetes instructor to assist with any question or concerns about diabetes.  A physician order is required. Class meets in the Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2918 for information.

throwathonTuesday, Dec. 5
Empty Bowls Throwathon
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
PSAD, 9th & Madison sts., Paducah, Ky.
Paducah School of Art and Design invites you to make incredible bowls that will power this Spring’s Empty Bowls Project. Everyone is welcome and no prior experience is required. They provide the clay.  Facebook

Tuesday, Dec. 5
Heartland Christian Home Educators of Illinois
6:00 p.m.
St. John Church, 6201 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
This support group for parents who home school conducts monthly parents’ meeting. For information contact Carrie Bullock at 618-638-3289 or carriehche@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 5
Joppa Rangers Basketball
6:00 p.m.
Joppa High School, 911 Joppa North Ave., Joppa
Joppa Rangers vs. Cobden at home.  For full schedule, click here.

Tuesday, Dec. 5
Project Hope Humane Society
6:30 p.m.
Regular meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Volunteers and foster parents are always needed in caring for those animals waiting for their fur-ever home. For time and place, call 618-524-8939 or 618-524-7709.

Tuesday, Dec. 5
NAMI Support Group
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 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. Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month. For information, call 618-524-5628.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6

Wednesdays, Dec. 6 & 20baptist-health
Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Class held in Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Group meets every other Wednesday. Phone 270-575-2721 for more information.

Wednesday, Dec. 6baptist-health
Diabetes Support Group
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Group meets in the Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2282 for information.

Wednesday, Dec. 6
VFW Post 3847
7:00 p.m.
American Legion, 4th and Market streets, Metropolis
Potential members are always welcome. Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

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ON-GOING EVENTS —–

Through Wednesday, Jan. 3message in bottle
Message in a Bottle Exhibit
Monday-Saturday:  9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday:  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
River Discovery Center, 117 S. Water St., Paducah, Ky.
This exhibit features rare, message-in-a-bottle memorabilia. These were found along the Mississippi River and other U.S. rivers. For details, click here.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
COPE Food Pantry
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
COPE, 1017 North Avenue, Metropolis
Food is available for distribution to members of the community three days a week. For information, call 618-524-3635.

National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson St., Paducah, Ky.
Through Dec. 12:  Light Show
Adults workshops also available. For information, visit Website

Yeiser Art Center
Yeiser Art Center, Market House Square, Paducah, Ky.
Through Nov. 25:  Art Through the Lens
Exhibits change throughout the year.   Visit website for schedule

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES —–

Carson Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Nov. 25:  Oak Ridge Boys: Christmas Tour
Nov. 30:  Martina McBride: Joy of Christmas Tour
Dec. 4:  The Sound of Music
Dec. 7: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Dec. 12: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Dec. 16: Darlene Love Holiday Concert
For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Market House Theater
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Live productions.
Dec. 1-2:  Santaland Diaries
Dec. 7-17:  The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrove
For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Paducah, Ky.
Dec. 3:  A Paducah Christmas
Dec. 9:  A Holiday Celebration
Website

Clemens Fine Arts Center
4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Jan. 21:  American Spiritual Ensemble
Visit website for upcoming events


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