This Week’s Buzz Report

Through March 24
Project Hope Humane Society, 1698 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Offering 1/2 price adoption fees ($35) and eligible cats will already be spayed or neutered, wormed, micro-chipped and current on all vaccines.  Come to Project Hope or visit Facebook or

Through Thursday, April 12
SWCD Fish Sale Orders being accepted
2 – 3 p.m.
Wed. April 4  – Carp order deadline
Thu. April 12 – All other fish deadline
Wed. April 18 – Delivery Day
Massac County Farm Bureau, 1436 W. 10th St., Metropolis Massac County Soil & Water Conservation District is now taking orders for fish to be used in the stocking of new ponds or the restocking of existing ponds. Species available are Channel Catfish, Hybrid Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Hybrid Crappie, Black Crappie, Redear, Flathead Minnows, Shiners, and Triploid Grass Carp. Call or come by the office for order forms. For information as to sizes and rates, contact Linda Walter at 618-524-9367 (office), 618-201-1785 (personal, no Sunday calls) or

Through May 19
Cardinal Baseball Getaway Raffle Tickets for Relay for Life
City National Bank, 423 Ferry St., and
City National Branch, 2070 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Ticket purchases for this Cardinal Baseball Getaway will benefit the Massac Relay for Life. The prize includes four box seats to the Cardinals vs Braves baseball game at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, June 30, plus $300 in spending money. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Tickets may be purchased from any CNB employee.



Thursday, March 22
Brookport and Unity Schools Kindergarten Screening
8 – 10 a.m. or Noon – 2 p.m.
Brookport Elementary School, 319 Ferry St.
Screenings for the 2018-019 school year are for children who will be five years on on or before September 1, 2018. Parents need to call to schedule an appointment time.  Screenings will take about an hour. For details, see our Post.

Every Thursday 
Lord’s Food Pantry
9 a.m. – 3 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 
10 – 11 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 – 1 p.m.
Central Hall, 1009 North Ave., Metropolis
Club meets weekly to discuss service projects. For information, contact Areia Hathcock at 618-524-2141.  Website.

Thursday, March 22  (must register by Mar. 19)
Painted Sun Canvas Bag Craft
4 – 7 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
You will be doing a painting technique called stippling, which is a series of dots that will make up the picture around the stencil. This is for ages 18 and up. You must register by Monday, March 19th by calling 618-524-4312 or coming into the library. No online sign-ups please.  Facebook.

Through Saturday, March 25
Spring Carnival at Kentucky Oaks Mall
Thu.-Fri.  5 – 10 p.m.
Sat.  11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Kentucky Oaks Mall,  5101 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Casey’s Rides will provide food and rides including some of our newest and recently renovated rides like the Space Sled and the Alien Invasion. Armbands will be available every day for $18. On Saturday there will be two unlimited ride sessions. 11-5 pm and 5-11 pm. Facebook.

Every Thursday
Line Dancing
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. For information call 270-442-3186 or 270-554-1486.  $4 admission charge. Website.

Thursday, March 22
Cyber Security 101
7 – 8 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Presented by Wes Spencer, CIO of FNB and nationally recognized information security professional. Spencer will lead a presentation on practical cyber security tips for your home or business. Learn about the most important things you can do to protect yourself from financial loss and identity theft. Website.

Every Thursday
Gamblers Anonymous
7 – 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.

Every Thursday
Bible Discussion
7 – 9 p.m.
Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2324 North Ave., Metropolis
Everyone is invited to attend this round-table discussion on unanswered questions about the Bible. Church is handicapped accessible.


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.

Every Friday 
Story Time at the Library
11 a.m. – Noon
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
A few stories will be read and there will also be a 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 Website.

Friday, March 23
Chicken and Dumpling Dinner
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Weaver Creek Baptist Church, 2997 North Ave., Metropolis
Menu will also include corn, green beans, dessert and drink. All free-will donations will be accepted, with Modern Woodmen of America matching up to $2500. Deliveries available by calling 618-524-4863 or 618-309-5760 by Thursday, March 22. Proceeds will help buy items for the church’s food pantry.

Friday, March 23
St. Rose of Lima Annual Fish Fry

4 – 7 p.m.
St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall, 315 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Menu includes catfish fillets, potatoes, coleslaw, hush puppies, white beans, drink and dessert. Meal cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under.  For carry-outs, call 618-524-8202. For information, call or email Handicap accessible.

Friday, Mar. 23
Travis Tritt – Live in Concert
7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
More than 27 years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Southern rock influenced artist continues to have sell-out shows and stay true and relevant to country music fans across the globe. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Every Friday
Paducah Writers Group
8 – 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, March 23-24
Live Music at Harrah’s: DJ Michelle Bradley
9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
DJ Michelle Bradley will have you up out of your seat dancing and singing all night. Who knows, she may join you. Different musicians will perform each weekend in the Signature Bar in casino.  Website.  Facebook.


Saturday, March 24
Noble Park Annual Easter Eggstravanganza
9 a.m.
Noble Park, 2801 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. in front of the pool house. Hunt will begin at 9:45 a.m. This free egg hunt is for children (ages 10 and younger) to pick up as many eggs as they can after the whistle blows. Bring your Easter baskets or a sack because there will be plenty of eggs to collect. The children race to pick up 15,000 candy-filled eggs. For information, contact Mallory McVey at 270-444-8508 or  Website.

Saturday, March 24
SOAR Meeting
9 a.m.
USW Union Hall, Metropolis
Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees will meet on Saturday. For information, call 270-832-2769.

Saturday, March 24
Salt & Light: Clothes Closet and More
9 a.m. – Noon
Salt and Light, 718 E. 12th St., Metropolis
New Beginnings Baptist Church offers clothes of all sizes, shoes, coats, household goods, book and furniture. All are available for free for anyone in need on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Donation bin is located beside garage door. For information, call Rachel at 618-638-3388 or

Saturday, March 24
Waterfowl of the Prairie Potholes of South Dakota
10 – 11 a.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, Il.
Join naturalist John Schwegman for this program on the waterfowl of the prairie potholes of South Dakota, many of which winter in the Cache River Watershed. For information, call 618-657-2064.

Saturday, March 24
Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation
1 – 2 p.m.
Fort Massac Visitor Center, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Bev Shofstall from Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation will introduce us to live birds of prey that are native to Southern Illinois. Free admission.

Saturday, March 24
Live Music at Harrah’s: DJ Michelle Bradley
9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
DJ Michelle Bradley will have you up out of your seat dancing and singing all night. Who knows, she may join you. Different musicians will perform each weekend in the Signature Bar in casino.  Website.  Facebook.


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Every Sunday
Celebrate Recovery
1 – 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.  For information, call 618-524-1062.

Sunday, March 25
Paul the Apostle – Prisoner of Passion
3 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
The apostle Paul is under house arrest in Rome and faces almost certain death. A new servant girl has been appointed to assist to him, but something in her past presents the apostle with a major and unexpected challenge. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Sunday, March 25
Kids Kingdom

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Kids Kingdom is an opportunity for children ages Pre-K to 4th grade to learn more about the Bible, in a fun innovative way. There will be singing, games, crafting, learning a Bible story, and eating fun foods. Bring a sibling or friend. Meeting is held in Fellowship Hall in the basement usually the 4th Sunday of the month. Free.

Sunday, March 25
Super Sunday Supper
5 – 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 4th Sunday. In case of a holiday, call church at 618-524-9345 to confirm date. For information contact Joann at 618-524-9325.


Every Monday
Strong for Life
10:30 – 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, March 26
At the River Ministries Free Hot Meal
5 – 6:30 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.

Monday, March 26
Massac Unit One School Board
6:30 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.

Every Monday
Monday Night Live:  Due South
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Come and enjoy live music, dancing, and refreshments. Donation is required to help cover the cost of the band hired to play. Organizers are unpaid volunteers who donate the food that is served. For information, call 618-638-2595.

Monday, March 26
Metropolis City Council
7 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, March 26
Joppa-Maple Grove School Board
7 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.

Monday, March 26
Native Milkweeds and their Pollinators
7 p.m.
216 E. Monroe St. (alley entrance), Carbondale, IL
Botanist John Schwegman shares the natural history of the numerous varieties of milkweed found in Illinois. They provide nectar for many pollinators. For information, contact Ruth Kelley at 618-684-2196. Facebook.

Every Monday
AA – Alcoholics Anonymous
8 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.


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.

Tuesday-Wednesday, March 27-28
Joppa-Maple Grove Pre-K and Kindergarten Screenings
Tue. 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wed. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Maple Grove Elementary Library, 1698 Grand Chain Rd., MetropoIis
Screenings in the Joppa-Maple Grove school district are needed for any child entering Pre-K or Kindergarten. Call 618-543-7434 ext. 1201 for an appointment. No walk-ins accepted. Screenings will take about an hour and consist of game-like activities. Hearing and vision screenings will also be available. For details, see our Post.

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

Tuesday, March 27
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
You are invited to bring anything that you might be working on. Share crafting ideas and learn from the Stitchers!  Meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday of each month. For information, call 618-524-4312.  Website.

Every Tuesday
Metropolis Kiwanis Club Meeting
Noon – 1 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
Club meets weekly to hear presentations and discuss service projects.  Meetings are free and they welcome anyone who wants to learn about becoming a member. For information, contact Billy Wessel at 618-524-2195. Website.

Every Tuesday, through April 24  (week 2)
Live Well Be Well Diabetes Workshop
1:30 – 4 p.m.
Southern Seven Health Dept., 1230 Commercial Park Rd., Metropolis
Free 6-week workshop will equip you with the necessary tools to overcome daily challenges to help you maintain an active and fulfilling life. Find practical ways to deal with pain, fatigue and other symptoms, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health. For details, visit website.

Every Tuesday
Karate and Kick Boxing
4 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Brian Green, instructor.  Cost is $35 per month with discounts for multiple family members. For information, call 270-331-0903.

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

Tuesday, March 27
Lighthouse Assembly of God Food Bank
6 – 8 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

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.


Every Wednesday  (through Apr. 11)
AARP Free Tax Preparation
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Happy Hearts Center, 701 Market St., Metropolis
The service is provided to anyone through April 11, especially persons 50 years or older with lower to middle income household income levels. Appointments can be made now by calling Bettie Stoner at 618-524-9755.

Wednesday, March 28
Postpartum Depression Support
9:30 – 10:30 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 will be held on 4th Floor Women’s Health & Wellness Center if anyone has registered. Meetings are held on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month. Confirm meeting by calling Martha Hinton at 270-441-4231.

Wednesday, March 28
Gardening Options for Everyone
10 a.m. – Noon
McCracken County Coop. Extension, 2025 New Holt Rd, Paducah, Ky.
Free community lesson taught by guest speaker Vicki Wynn. Interested in growing fresh vegetables for your family? Limited to a small space or patio? Looking for ideas to refresh your family garden? Or, want to grow vegetables for the first time? Please register by calling 270-554-9520.  Facebook.

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, whatever you need. Ask Amanda for help during this time block every Wednesday. Website.


Thursday, March 29
Maundy Thursday Service
6 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Everyone is invited to attend the Maundy Thursday Service with communion service in the sanctuary.

Thursday, March 29
Save the Massac
6 – 7 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, contact Lisa Gower at 618-524-7986 or 618-638-2139 or  Website.  Facebook.

Thursday, March 29
WKMS Battle of the Bands
7 p.m.
Maiden Alley Cinema, 112 Maiden Alley, Paducah, Ky.
Audience will pick the winner from the four finalists. The winning band will receive a Recording Session and Promotion Package valued at over $3500. It’s good fun and good music. For details, visit website.

Thursday, March 29
Andrew Jackson, Native American Removal, and the Trail of Tears
7 – 8 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Humphreys presentation will include a brief history of Native American removal; a detailed analysis of the removal issue during Jackson’s presidency; and an explanation of the events that led to the Trail of Tears. For details visit website.


Friday, March 30
Good Friday Closings
Banterra and Legence Bank will be open regular hours, though City National Bank will close at noon. County, city and state offices will be closed. Local school districts will be closed. Post Office will be open and trash service will not be delayed.

Friday, March 30
Good Friday Community Service
12:10 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Several churches come together and present a special service in the sanctuary. Speakers include Orlando McReynolds, Terry Mathis, John Kiehl, and Kent Hollis. Everyone is invited to attend.

Friday, March 30
Casting Crowns
7 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Multi-platinum selling and Grammy winning group Casting Crowns is extending its hugely successful “The Very Next Thing” Tour featuring special guests, I Am They. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Friday-Saturday, March 30-31
Live Music at Harrah’s: Billy Allen & the Alabama Horns
9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
This group is one of the most talented collection of musicians in the Mid-South. The band is most known for playing your favorite rock, soul, pop and classic rock rhythm. Different musicians will perform each weekend in the Signature Bar in casino.  Website.  Facebook.


Saturday, March 31
Zeta Zeta Easter Egg Hunt
10 a.m. – Noon
Washington Park in Metropolis.
Zeta Zeta Sorority sponsors this popular event where over 6000 eggs and prizes will be hidden in the park. The Easter Egg Hunt is free and open to children age 10 and under.

Saturday, March 31
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 last Saturday of each month. For information, call 618-521-3290 or go to

Saturday, March 31
Immanuel Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt
11 a.m.
Immanuel Baptist Church, 1119 Market St., Metropolis
For ages 0 through 6th grade. Free.  For information, call 618-524-2729.

Saturday, March 31
Brookport Easter Egg Hunt
Noon – 1 p.m.
Brookport Park, Brookport, IL
Prizes for Gold/Silver eggs, Most Eggs, and Least Eggs will be given and there will be a special guest, Riley the Easter Bunny. Brownie, the real bunny, will be there for any attention anyone wants to give him. Sponsored by Barneys. Parents please bring your camera and baskets for your children.

Saturday, March 31
Butterflies and the Plants They Need
1 – 3 p.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, Il.
Butterflies are a fascination to adults and children alike. Join Master Naturalist Anne Parmley to learn more about these beautiful insects and the types of plants that will encourage them to reside in your landscape. For information, call 618-657-2064.  Website.

Saturday, March 31
Paducah Improv Comedy: 6th Anniversary
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. Tickets are $6 at the door. Performances are held on the last Saturday of each month. Facebook.

Saturday, March 31
Backstage Pass: Coppertheband
7:30 p.m.
Clemens Fine Arts Center, 4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Coopertheband is composed of six massive music nerds with minds to rhyme and twelve hot feet. Centered in Jackson, TN, the band has found success nationally, featured on networks like HBO, ESPN, and TruTV and the hit show “Without a Trace.” General admission is $10, or $8 in advance.  Visit website for details.


Sunday, April 1
Bald Knob Cross Easter Sunrise Service
Bald Knob Mountain, Alto Pass.
Annual Sunrise Easter Service at Bald Knob Cross of Peace. This event is attended by hundreds of people annually. It is an outdoor event, so bring either folding chairs or blankets to sit upon. Come worship our Lord as the sun rises across southern Illinois and lights up Bald Knob Cross. For information, call 618-893-2344.


April 2 through class start date 
SCC Summer and Fall Registration
June 4 – Summer classes begin
Aug. 15 – Fall classes begin
The schedule of classes are available at the main campus and each of the extension centers; also you can go online to, click “current students”, then “course enrollment”, and then “course schedules” for the schedule of summer and fall classes.  Website.

Monday, April 2
AlliedSignal/Honeywell Retirees
7:30 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. For information, contact Joe Miller at 618-524-7147.

Monday, April 2
Massac County Quilters
9 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Workshops or demonstrations are held monthly at no charge. Anyone interested in quilting is invited to attend.  New members are always welcome. Coffee at 9 am and meeting at 9:30 am. Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month. For more information, call 270-967-9273.  Website.

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

Monday, April 2
Rogue Fabric Divas
6 – 8 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This group of people loves to sew. They take turns hosting monthly projects and learn and grow together. They are an open group and there is no member fee. The only requirement is a desire to sew and make friends. Start a project on the 1st  Monday and finish on the 3rd Thursday. For information, call 618-524-7180. Facebook.

Monday, April 2
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, April 2
Season of Honor: Caring for Your Aging Loved One Support Group 
6:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 2890 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
This group provides spiritual and emotional support, support in dealing with other family members, support to those who are caring for their loved one alone, and a listening ear. Everyone is invited to attend. This group meets the first Monday of each month in the fellowship hall. For information, call 270-442-2278 or visit website.


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Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Group meets in the Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Group meets every other Wednesday. Phone 270-575-2721 for more information.

Tuesday, April 4
Lourdes Grief Support
Lourdes Hospice, 616 Market St., Metropolis
This is a free support and is open to anyone. Group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month. For information, call 618-524-3757.

Tuesday, April 4
Heartland Christian Home Educators of Illinois
6 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

Tuesday, April 4
Project Hope Humane Society
6:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St.
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 information, call 618-524-8939 or 618-524-7709.

Tuesday, April 4
Village Board of Trustees Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Joppa’s Village Hall, 217 North Ave., Joppa, IL
The Village Board of Trustees meet the first Tuesday of the month. All meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday, April 4
NAMI Support Group
7 – 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. Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month. For information, call 618-524-5628.

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Weight Loss Information Session
6 p.m.
Baptist Health Heart Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Learn about medical and surgical options for weight loss. Meeting held in the Barnes auditorium. Phone 270-575-8462 for information.


Thursday, April 5
Receipts for Charity: Relay for Life
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sissy’s Sweet Shoppe, 613 Market St., Metropolis
Local restaurants join forces with Harrah’s Metropolis to give back to local organizations. 20% of receipts collected on the first Thursday of each month are included in donations to designated charities.

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Multiple Myeloma Support Group
6 p.m.
Baptist Health Cancer Care Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
This group provides support for patients, caregivers, family members and friends, and allows them to learn the latest advances in the treatment and management of myeloma. For information, call 270-559-3005.

Wednesday, April 5
VFW Post 3847 Meeting
7 p.m.
American Legion, 4th and Market streets, Metropolis
Potential members are always welcome. Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

Thursday, April 5
Investing 101
7 – 8 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Investing 101 will give you a better understanding on what investing is, what it means, and how it works. It will also cover some of the building blocks of the investing world as well as an overview of several investment vehicles to give you some of the tools for building wealth. Website.

Metropolis Planet


Through May 4
Shimkus seeking Art Competition entries

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district. The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 15th District. The over-all winner of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.  Website.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
COPE Food Pantry
9 a.m. – 3 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 Apr. 3:  School Block Challenge 2018, and Stitching Through Apr. 3:  Stitching the Future
Through June 12:  New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Bow Tie
For information, visit Website

Yeiser Art Center
Yeiser Art Center, Market House Square, Paducah, Ky.
Through March 31:  Easter Seals Paintings Art Show at US Bank, 333 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
Apr. 14 – June 9:  Fantastic Fibers 2018
Exhibits change throughout the year.   Visit website for schedule


Carson Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Mar. 23: Travis Tritt
Mar. 25: Prisoner of Passion – Paul the Apostle
Mar. 30: Casting Crowns
For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Market House Theater
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Live productions.
April 19-29:  Barefoot in the Park
May 4-6:  Just Like I Wanted (family series)
May 31-June 16:  Sister Act
For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Paducah, Ky.
Apr. 14: Belshazzar’s Feast

Clemens Fine Arts Center
4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Apr. 22:  Moscow Festival Ballet
Visit website for upcoming events

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