This Week’s Buzz Report

Saturday, April 1
Rebecca Loudean Scholarship deadline
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St.
The Rebecca Loudean Scholarship is awarded by the Metropolis Library Board of Trustees each year to buy books for a deserving student from Metropolis. For details, see post.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

Every Saturday
Live Music at Harrah’s:  The Remedies, Jan. 21

9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Local band will perform in Signature Bar in casino.   Facebook

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Every Sunday
Celebrate Recovery
1 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, Jan. 22
Intimate Apparel
2:30 p.m.
Market House Theater, 141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Esther Mills is an African American seamstress in Manhattan in 1905. Plain in appearance and demeanor, Esther is highly skilled with a needle and thread, and her ability to sew beautiful pieces of lingerie allow her to move between New York’s distinct social worlds. For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

Sunday, Jan. 22
Kids Kingdom
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Theme this month is “Moses leads his people”. 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, Jan. 22
Super Sunday Supper
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St., Metropolis
A free hot meal will be served for the working poor, homeless and needy in Massac County. A bag of groceries for each family unit will also be available to take home. This supper will be provided most months on the 4th Sunday. In case of a holiday, call church at 618-524-9345 to confirm date. For information, contact Joann at 618-524-9325.

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Every Monday
Take Off Pounds Sensibly

10 a.m.
Joppa Baptist Church, 215 Pearl St., Joppa, Il.
Weigh-ins are from 10-10:30 a.m. followed by a brief meeting. For information, call 618-543-9282 or 618-638-4102.

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, Jan. 23
Joppa Lady Rangers Basketball
6 p.m.
at home vs. Pope County

Every Monday
Constitution Party
6 p.m.
United Country Real Estate, 109 W. 5th St., Metropolis
Everyone is invited. For information, call 618-524-9516.

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 information, call 618-638-2595.

2nd Monday of the Month
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. See agenda on website.

Every Monday
AA – Alcoholics Anonymous
8 p.m.
Metropolis Library Basement, 317 Metropolis Street
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.

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Every Tuesday
Massac County Commissioners
8:30 a.m.
Massac County Courthouse, Superman Square, Metropolis
County board of commissioners meet to discuss business of the county.  Meeting is open to the public.

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.

Every Tuesday
Metropolis Kiwanis Club
Noon – 1 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6th and Ferry streets, Metropolis
Club meets weekly to hear presentations and discuss service projects. Meetings are free. Website

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

Tuesday, Jan. 24
Joppa Rangers Basketball
6 p.m.
vs. Egyptian, at home

Tuesday, Jan. 24
Patriots Basketball
6 p.m.
at Calloway County

Tuesday, Jan. 24
Lady Patriots Basketball
6:15 p.m.
vs. Harrisburg, at home

harrahs-bridges-breakfastWEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25

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Every Wednesday
Parkinson Support

9:30 a.m. Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah OR
10 a.m. Lourdes Hospital, 1530 Lone Oak Rd., Paducah
Group meets every Wednesday, taking turns each week at either Baptist Health, 2nd floor Atrium conference room, or at Lourdes Hospital, basement classroom 4B. For information or location, call 270-898-8031.

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. Website

Every Wednesday
Weight Watchers

5 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.

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Every Thursday
The Lord’s Food Pantry

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Weaver Creek Baptist Church, 2748 North Ave., Metropolis
The church opens its food pantry weekly 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. If Unit 1 is out for bad weather, class will not meet.

Every Thursday
Metropolis Rotary Club

12:10 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Central Hall, 1009 North Ave., Metropolis
Club meets weekly to discuss service projects.

Thursday, Jan. 26
Valentines Day Bandana Wreath Craft
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St.
There will be a $4 charge for this program for material costs, due at the time of registration by January 19th. You MUST register at the library. NO ONLINE REGISTRATION PLEASE. If you have any questions, call the library at 618-524-4312.  Event Page

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 every Thursday. For information, call 270-442-3186 or 270-554-1486. $4 admission charge.

Thursday, Jan. 26
Joppa Lady Rangers Basketball
6 p.m.
at Century

Thursday, Jan. 26
Lady Patriots Basketball
6:15 p.m.
vs. Herrin, at home

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 information, contact Shawn Casperson at 618-524-1062.

Thursday, Jan. 26
Evening Upstairs: The Wheelhouse Rousters: Live in Concert
7 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
The Wheelhouse Rousters are a local string band and draw their musical style from the river and it’s industry. Focusing on long forgotten songs gathered by Mary Wheeler of Paducah, the Rousters give a new twist to old tones. 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 ext. 117 or bwrinkle@mclib.net. For program details, visit website.

Every Thursday
Gamblers Anonymous

7 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.

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

Every Friday
Storytime at the Library

11 a.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Several stories will be read followed by a fun craft and a snack. This program is intended for preschool and home-schooled children. No registration is required.

Friday, Jan. 27
Joppa Rangers Basketball
6 p.m.
vs. Century, at home

Friday, Jan. 27
Patriots Basketball
6:15 p.m.
at Murphysboro

Every Friday
AA – Alcoholics Anonymous

8 p.m.
Metropolis Library Basement, 317 Metropolis Street
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.

Every Friday
Paducah Writers Group

8 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.

Every Friday
Live Music at Harrah’s:  The Remedies on Jan. 20-21

9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Local band will perform in Signature Bar in casino.  Facebook

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28

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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 information call 618-524-3604.

Saturday, Jan. 28
Patriots Basketball
6:15 p.m.
vs. Marion, at home

Saturday, Jan. 28
Paducah Improv Comedy
7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Markethouse Blackbox Theater, 120 Market House Sq., Paducah, Ky.
Paducah’s Improv comedy troupe performs short and long-form improvisation. Improv Studio. Tickets are $5 at the door. Performances are held on the last Saturday of each month. Facebook

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Every Sunday
Celebrate Recovery
1 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.

MONDAY, JANUARY 30

Monday, Jan. 30
Joppa Lady Rangers Basketball
6 p.m.
vs. Shawnee, at home

Monday, Jan. 30
Breastfeeding Class
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Baptist Health Heart Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class helps prepare expectant mothers for the breastfeeding experience. Class meets in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2.

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Tuesday, Jan. 31
Patriots Basketball
6 p.m.
at Ballard Memorial

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1

1st Wednesday of the Month
Stitchers!
Noon
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 held on the 1st Wednesday of each month. For information, call 618-524-4312.  Website 

1st Wednesday of the Month
VFW Post 3847
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.

cnb-hometown-checking-extrasTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2

1st Thursday of the Month
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.  He can also be reached at 618-997-3309 or there is an online tool available on website. Representative is available on the 1st Thursday of each month.

Thursday, Feb. 2
Lady Rangers Basketball
6 p.m.
At Elverado

Thursday, Feb. 2
Lady Patriots Basketball
6:15 p.m.
At Frankfort

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Friday, Feb. 3
Kangaroo Klub for Breastfeeding Mothers
1 p.m. – 2:30 p,m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2, Baptist Health Paducah
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 more information.

Friday, Feb. 3
Rangers Basketball

6 p.m.
At Meridian

Friday, Feb. 3
Patriot Basketball
6:15 p.m.
Vs. Harrisburg, at home

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Sat. Feb. 4, or Mondays, Feb. 6 & 13
Prepared Childbirth Classes
Sat.  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mon.  5 p.m. – 7 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. Classed held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2.  Call 270-575-2229 to register.

1st Saturday of the Month
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 information, contact Kathy or Bethany at 618-638-3988 or candlebakery@frontier.com.

1st Saturday of the Month
Southern Illinois Spinners and Weavers Guild
10 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 the 1st Saturday of each month. For information, call 618-524-9321.  Facebook

Saturday, Feb. 4
Mason Jar Heart Craft
3:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Come to the library for a fun Valentine’s Day Craft and paint mason jars using stencils to outline hearts to make them festive. All materials will be provided. Remember to wear old clothes because you might get paint on them. This program is intended for kids ages 10 and up. Please call or come by the library to register by Friday, Jan. 27th because supplies are limited. For information, contact Angela Lockhart at 618-524-4312 or alockard1982@gmail.com.

Saturday, Feb. 4
Rangers Basketball
6 p.m.
Vs. Thompsonville (HC), at home

Saturday, Feb. 4
Patriots Basketball
6:15 p.m.
at Carterville

Saturday, Feb. 4
Lynard  Skynard – Live Performance
7:15 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah
For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Metropolis PlanetPLAN AHEAD —– 

Carson Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.

Feb. 4:  Lynard Skynard
Feb. 9:  A Year with Frog and Toad
Feb. 16:  Vocal Trash
Feb. 19:  42nd Street
Feb. 22:  Michael Bolton
Feb. 23:  Pinkalicious the Musical
For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Market House Theater
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Live productions.
Jan. 19-22:  Intimate Apparel
Mar. 9-12, 16-19:  Charlotte’s Web
For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Paducah, Ky.
Feb. 18:  Márquez, Flute & Franck (at Carson Center)
Mar. 25:  An Evening with BJ Thomas and PSO
Website

Clemens Fine Arts Center
4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Mar. 5, 2017 – Artrageous
Apr. 28 – The Langston Hughes Project
Visit website for upcoming events

ON-GOING EVENTS —–

National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson St., Paducah, Ky.
Through Feb. 14:  Quilt as Desired
Ongoing:  Oh WOW! Miniature Quilts
Website

Yeiser Art Center
Yeiser Art Center, Market House Square, Paducah, Ky.
Jan. 21-Feb. 18:  Members’ Show
Exhibits change throughout the year.   Visit website for schedule


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