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Cosmic Bowling Tournament is Feb. 23
Empty Bowls Benefit is Feb. 24
Massac Youth Soccer Registration Underway Now
Massac County Baseball-Softball-Tball registration, Feb. 24 – Mar. 3
Kiwanis-Rotary Scholarship Spaghetti Supper is Mar. 3

Massac Youth Soccer Registration Is Underway
The Massac Youth Soccer League (MYSL) is now accepting registrations for its Spring Soccer season. Deadline for accepting Junior High-age regular registrations is TUESDAY FEB. 13  (after which late registrations require MYSL Registrar approval and may be denied). Deadline for accepting MYSL PreK-6th Grade registrations is SATURDAY FEB. 24 which is the absolute last day that registrations will be accepted.  Get All The Details.

Through February 28
Massac County Fair Book Cover Contest
Anyone 7-21 years of age is invited to take an 8.5 x 11 plain white paper with a design that represents what the Youth Fair means to them. It must be in black and white. Return entries to Massac County Youth Fair Association, PO Box 882, Metropolis. One entry will be chosen as the winner and will receive $25. For information, call Tammie Obermark at 618-534-3376 or Marlene Loverkamp-Clapp at 270-748-7327. Facebook.


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, Feb. 20
Bags of Love
9:30 a.m.
McCracken County Coop. Extension, 2025 New Holt Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Come and create handmade quilts to donate to Bags of Love, a charity that puts donated quilts, toy animals and needed items into the hands of children living in poverty. They meet to stitch for a good cause on the 3rd Tuesday of each month through Dec. 18th.  Facebook,

Every Tuesday
10 – 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, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
Club meets weekly to hear presentations and discuss service projects.  Meetings are free. For information, contact Mark Thompson at 618-524-5873. Website.

Tuesday, Feb. 20
Shopkins Live!
3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
See your favorite shoppies in an original new live show featuring musical performances by Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, Polli Polish and more. For information, call 270-450-4444 or 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.

Tuesday, Feb. 20
Prune Time: Tree and Shrub
5 – 6:30 p.m.
McCracken County Coop. Extension, 2025 New Holt Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Come for this free community workshop and learn from Kathy Wimberly, agent for horticulture, on proper pruning for trees and shrubs. This class is free and open to the public. Facebook,

Tuesday, Feb. 20baptist-health
Cancerport Breast Cancer Support Group
6 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for those diagnosed with breast cancer and living in recovery. Group meets in the Oncology Resource Room. Phone 270-442-1310 for information.

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, Feb. 20
Canvas & Cocktails
6 – 8 p.m.
Cordavino’s, 310 Ferry St., Metropolis
There will be 24 seats available. Your $25 fee covers all necessary art supplies. Drinks are purchased separately from the bar. Don’t worry about artistic ability or technique. They will teach those.  Just come prepared to have lots of great fun. Facebook.

Tuesday, Feb. 20
MCHS Patriots Basketball
6:15 p.m.
Patriots at Herrin. Schedule listed on website.

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.

Tuesday, Feb. 20
Library Board of Trustees Meeting

7 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St. Metropolis
Public is encouraged to attend the open meeting in the library’s meeting room. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. For information, email or visit website.


Every Wednesday
AARP Free Tax Preparation
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Happy Hearts Center, 701 Market St., Metropolis
The service is provided through April 11th to anyone, 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, Feb. 21
Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition
9:30 a.m.
Metropolis City Hall, 106 W. 5th St., Metropolis
The public is invited to attend and become involved in the process to understand and eliminate drug use in our community. Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. For information, contact Holly Windhorst at 618-524-4383.

Wednesday, Feb. 21baptist-health
Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30 – 11 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.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 21
EEI Local 148 Retirees
11:30 a.m.
China House Buffet, 1201 E. 8th St., Metropolis
This group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 21
American Legion Post 306
6:30 p.m.
321 Market St., Metropolis
Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. For information, call 618-524-2043.


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 Shain Lloyd at 618-524-9316.  Website.

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, Feb. 22
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.

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, Feb. 23
2nd Annual Cosmic Bowling Tournament

6 – 9 p.m.
Metropolis Super Bowl, 1107 E. 8th St., Metropolis
Get a team together, and have some fun. There will be give-a-ways, prizes and more throughout the event. The fees are: Five-player team is $150, Lane Sponsorship is $125, and Team/Lane Sponsor combo is $250. Please contact Amanda at Metropolis Chamber of Commerce at 618-524-2714 or as soon as possible to secure your spots.

Friday, Feb. 23
Comedy Night at Fat Edd’s
7:30 – 9 p.m.
Fat Edd’s, upstairs, 323 Ferry St., Metropolis
Fat Edd’s Roadhouse will be hosting a comedy night upstairs in their event space. Come out and enjoy good food, drinks and a laugh. Cost is free. For information, call 618-524-5525.

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, Feb. 23-24
Live Music at Harrah’s: The Cruisers
9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Their song list spans 6 decades, from the 1950’s to today. Ranging from Blues, Classic Rock, Pop, Country Rock, Funk, Soul, Motown, and Light Jazz. Different musicians will perform each weekend in the Signature Bar in casino.  Website.  Facebook.


Saturday, Feb. 24
Salt & Light: A Ministry of New Beginnings Baptist Church
9 a.m. – Noon
Salt and Light, 718 E. 12th St., Metropolis
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-Sunday, Feb. 24-25
Maple Syrup Festival and Pancake Breakfast
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Touch of Nature Environmental Center
1206 Touch of Nature Rd, Makanda, Il.
A family-fun event. Learn the process of making maple syrup from the woods to the kitchen.   Maple syrup demonstrations, interpretive hikes, blacksmith, hide tanning, silk embroidery, furniture making, and local artisans and vendors. A home-cooked pancake breakfast served with harvested maple syrup both days. Free Entry, but you’ll need to register for the Pancake Breakfast. Featuring syrup collected from sugar maple trees on our property. 618-453-1121 or

Saturday, Feb. 24
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

Saturday, Feb. 24
Empty Bowls Project
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Paducah Convention Center, 415 Park Ave., Paducah, KY
This project supports the Community Kitchen of Paducah by gathering over 1400 hand-made ceramic bowls and over a dozen different restaurants together to offer a wonderful opportunity to feed the most fragile members of our community. For the price of your $15 ticket you get to choose any one of the handmade bowls in front of you, have it filled by any one of the restaurants there at the event and you go home with your bowl as a token of your commitment to your neighbors. For information, call 270-908-0090. Facebook.

Saturday, Feb. 24 – March 24
1 p.m.
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. There will be raffle tickets for a 32″ Samsung LED TV, that will benefit Cash for Cats, a local group that offers low-cost spay and neuters to local residents who need assistance with their cats. In addition, we are requesting supplies for the upcoming kitten season. Come on out to Project Hope or visit Facebook or

Saturday, Feb. 24
Delta Blues Presentation with Lew Jetton
4 – 5 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Come and enjoy “Rooted in the Delta Blues” with Lew Jetton. Lew will be discussing the history of the Delta Blues, answering questions, and will be performing Blues guitar music. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited to attend.

Saturday, Feb. 24
Chicken and Dumplings Dinner
4 – 6:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Menu will include chicken and dumplings, green beans, corn, slaw, rolls and cake. Drinks available for dine-in orders only. Free will donations will be accepted. Dinner will be served and carry-outs available in Fellowship Hall in the basement. For information, call 618-524-7118.

Saturday, Feb. 24
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 $6 at the door. Performances are held on the last Saturday of each month. Facebook.


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Sunday, Feb. 25
Mid-America Teen Challenge Service
10:30 a.m.
St. John’s Church, 6201 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
Mid-America Teen Challenge will lead the service. There will be a potluck meal following the service. The public is invited to attend. For information, call 618-564-3262.

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. 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, Feb. 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, Feb. 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, Feb. 26   
At the River Ministries Free Hot Meal
5 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, Feb.26
Sibling Classbaptist-health
5 – 6 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class helps prepare children ages 2 to 9 for the arrival of a new brother or sister. Meeting is held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

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. For information, call 618-638-2595.

Monday, Feb. 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, Feb. 26
Massac Unit One School Board
7 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, Feb. 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.

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.


Tuesday, Feb. 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

Tuesday, Feb. 27
Jersey Boys
7:15 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.


Wednesday, Feb. 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.


Thursday, March 1
Receipts for Charity: M.S. Foundation
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Cordavino’s, 310 Ferry 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.

Thursday, March 1
Veterans Administration Assistance
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Massac County Courthouse, Metropolis
VA representative is available on the 1st Thursday of each month 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.

Thursday, March 1 
New Hope Clothing Boutique
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
First Christian Church, W. 3rd and Crockett sts., Brookport, Il.
Free clothing boutique for residents of Brookport, Unionville, and Metropolis. To donate clothes please call the church office to see what they are taking at that time. They have most sizes. Boutique will be open the 1st Thursday of each month. For information, contact Pastor Zachary Tomkinson at 618-564-2338 or fccbrookport@outlook.comFacebook.

Thursday, March 1
Home Organization
5:30 – 7 p.m.
McCracken County Coop. Extension, 2025 New Holt Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Learn from professional organizer, Mandy Anderson, all about how and where to start organizing, her 5-step organizing process, the top 3 habits that cause disorganization, purging items, creating a checklist of tools to get started, and much more. The class is free, but sign up is required by calling 270-554-9520. Facebook,

Thursday, March 1
Pilobolus – Shadowland
6:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Shadowland is a first-of-its-kind performance combining legendary modern dance with high-energy, fast-paced multimedia. Shadowland tells the story of a teenage girl, longing for her independence, with nowhere for her thoughts to go but to her dreams. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.


Friday, March 2baptist-health
Kangaroo Klub for Breastfeeding Mothers
1 – 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 Shirley Trail Lanier, Medical Park 2. Phone 270-415-4680 for information.

Friday, March 2
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
There will be some fun activities, delicious refreshments and special guest, The Cat In The Hat. Everyone is invited to the celebration and it is free of charge. Please call or come into the library to register so there are enough refreshments. Please no online registration. For information or to register, call Angie at 618-524-4312 ext. 3.  Facebook.

Friday, March 2
Lenten Fish Fry
5 – 7 p.m.
St. Paul Catholic Church, 2020 IL 146E, Vienna
Menu is all-you-can-eat fish, French fries, coleslaw, dessert and drink. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Children under 3 eat free. Grilled cheese sandwich and fries can be substituted for the fish meal for $4. Carry-outs available. Meal served at the parish hall. For information, call 618-771-6993 or 618-967-5164.

Friday, March 2
United Way Trivia Night
6:30 p.m. Registration,  7 p.m. Game
Fat Edd’s (upstairs), 323 Ferry St., Metropolis
Up to 8 players per team. Cost is $20 per person and $5 for spectators. To pre-register your team, contact Caroline Jones at 618-524-8100 or Candy Ginger at 618-524-2162. Proceeds benefit the Massac County United Way.  Facebook.


Saturday, March 3baptist-health
Prepared Childbirth Class
9 a.m. – 1 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, March 3
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 in the Visitor Center on the 1st Saturday of each month. For information, call 618-524-9321.  Facebook.

Saturday-Sunday, March 3-4
Wine & Food Pairing Weekend: Cheese Not A Solo Event

Sat. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun. 12:30 – 5 p.m.
All 11 wineries on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail have paired up to create a wonderful weekend of savory wine and cheese pairings. We invite you to join us for a progressive tasting along the trail and enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of our wines paired with delicious samples. Pre-purchase your $35 ticket online and select your starting point. The first winery that you visit will give you a souvenir wine glass and your tasting ticket. Bring your ticket to each location along the trail to enjoy your pairings. For details, visit website.

Saturday, March 3
Home Brewing Workshop
2 – 5 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis,
Dr. Glen Smith, International Brew Master, will answer your questions and talk about how you can make a home brewed beer. He will cover what you need in equipment and supplies and where locally you can buy. Cost is $15 to cover beer and supplies. Workshop is limited to 12 people. Facebook.

Saturday, March 3
Scholarship Spaghetti Supper
4 – 7:30 p.m.
Massac Junior High School, 3028 Old Marion Rd, Metropolis
6th annual Scholarship Spaghetti Supper sponsored by the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs of Metropolis. Spaghetti and sauce will be prepared by Mary Ann and Two Sisters Catering. Musical entertainment will be provided by WJLI. A silent auction will be held with many great items provided by both local businesses and individuals. Tickets available from Kiwanis and Rotary members and at the door. Tickets are $8 for adults and, $4 for kids ages 5-10, and children under 5 are free. For information, contact Areia Hathcock at 618-524-2141 or

Saturday, March 3
Gospel Concert
6 p.m.
Family Worship Center, 714 Filmore St., Metropolis
All local singers and musicians are invited to share their message. This concert will be held the first Saturday of each month. For information, call Pastor Bobby Shearl at 678-630-3352.

Saturday, March 3
Backstage Pass: Old Salt Union
7:30 p.m.
Clemens Fine Arts Center, 4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Old Salt Union is a string band founded by a horticulturist, cultivated by classically trained musicians, and fueled by a vocalist/bass player who is also a hip-hop producer with a fondness for the Four Freshmen. General admission is $10, or $8 in advance.  Visit website for more details.


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Monday, March 5
AlliedSignal/Honeywell Retirees
8 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, March 5
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 270-558-5596.  Website.

Mondays, March 5 and Feb. 12baptist-health
Prepared Childbirth Classes
5 – 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. Classes held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2.  Call 270-575-2229 to register.

Monday, March 5
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, March 5
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, March 5
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. The Season of Honor: Caring for Your Aging Loved One Support group meets the first Monday of each month in the fellowship hall. For information, call 270-442-2278 or visit website.


Tuesday, March 6
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, March 6
Toolbox Garden: Garden News
5 – 6:30 p.m.
McCracken County Coop. Extension, 2025 New Holt Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Learn the latest garden news, tips and trends from local master gardener, Brenda Johnson.  Facebook.

Tuesday, March 6
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, March 6
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, March 6
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.

Metropolis Planet


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.

Through Sunday, April 1
Skilled Trade Scholarship Applications being accepted
Applications for the second annual Reed Electric, Heating & Air Skilled Trade Scholarship are being accepted now through April 1. Any graduating senior from Massac County or Joppa High School who will be continuing their education for an Electrical, HVAC, or Plumbing skilled trade may qualify. Ask your School counselor for details.

National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson St., Paducah, Ky.
Through Mar. 13:  Twisted
Through Apr. 3:  School Block Challenge 2018, and Stitching the Future
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.
Feb. 20:  Shopkins Live
Feb. 27:  Jersey Boys
Mar. 1: Pilobolus – Shadowland
Mar. 10: O’Carson Irish Bash
For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Market House Theater
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Live productions.
Feb. 14-18: Flanagan’s Wake
Mar. 8-18:  Junie B. Jones: Is Not A Crook
For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Paducah, Ky.
Feb. 17:  An Evening of John Williams & Friends
Mar. 10: Firebird

Clemens Fine Arts Center
4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Mar. 3:  Backstage: Old Salt Union
Apr. 22:  Moscow Festival Ballet
Visit website for upcoming events

Who says “It’s None of your Beeswax?”  WE DISAGREE!
It IS your business to know what’s happening in and around Massac County each week!

There’s always something to do!
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