This Week’s Buzz Report

Friday, Aug. 26 – Monday, Sept. 5
DuQuoin State Fair
Fairgrounds, 655 Executive Dr., Duquoin, Il.
Each day of the fair has it’s own unique theme. Come and enjoy each days activities as they revolve around that days theme. Or, search though the database to find when your favorite act or event is scheduled. See Website for details and entertainment lineup.

harrahs-bridges-breakfastSUNDAY, AUGUST 28

For recurring Church-related events,
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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.

4th Sunday of the Month
Kids Kingdom
4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Fort Massac Park, down by the river
Kids Kingdom is an opportunity for children ages Pre-K to 4th grade to learn more about the Bible, in a fun innovative way. Meeting will be at the park before the Brush Arbor service. Bring a sibling or friend. Meeting is held on the basement level. Free.

4th Sunday of the Month
Sunday Super 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 of each month. 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.

Every Monday
Take Off Pounds Sensibly

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Weigh-ins are from 4:30-5 p.m. and followed by the meeting from 5-5:30 p.m.

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.

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
No Cost GED and Hi-SET Prep Classes
5:30-8:30 p.m. – Tuesdays & Thursdays thru mid December
Spence Community Center, Metropolis
Shawnee Community College will be providing preparation classes for the GED and Hi-SET test free of charge to students. To enroll in any of these classes or for more information, contact Kyle Echols at 618-634-3222 or kylee@shawneecc.edu.  You may also contact Stacy Simpson at 618-634-3266 or stacys@shawneecc.edu.

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For recurring Church-related events,
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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

Wednesday, Aug. 31
Congressman Shimkus Office Hours
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Metropolis City Hall
Congressman Shimkus will be available to meet with local residents in the City Council Chambers.

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.

Hillebrand serviceTHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

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.

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.

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.

Every Thursday
No Cost GED and Hi-SET Prep Classes
5:30-8:30 p.m. – Tuesdays & Thursdays thru mid December
Spence Community Center, Metropolis
Shawnee Community College will be providing preparation classes for the GED and Hi-SET test free of charge to students. To enroll in any of these classes or for more information, contact Kyle Echols at 618-634-3222 or kylee@shawneecc.edu.  You may also contact Stacy Simpson at 618-634-3266 or stacys@shawneecc.edu.

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.

Every-Other-Thursday
Young Elks Club
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Metropolis Elks Lodge, 104 W. 4th St., Metropolis
Any young person ages 12-20 years, is welcome to join the Young Elks.  The group plans and hosts various events to help out in the community. For information, contact Patty Henry at 404-683-2616.

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.

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
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.

Every Friday
Paducah International Raceway Racing
3 p.m. Gates open, 7:30 p.m. Racing begins
4445 Shemwell Lane, Paducah
Late-model stock and sprint-car racing Friday nights April through September.  Website

Every Friday through Oct. 7
Fridays @ 5
5 p.m. – Sunset
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Enjoy the view, have a drink at the cash bar and listen to live music on the Williams Family Terrace overlooking the river before going off to dinner or other Friday night festivity. This is free to the public. There is no cover charge. Outside drinks are not allowed. The terrace will be open until the sun goes down. Anyone under 21 years old must be accompanied by an adult.  Facebook Event.

Friday,  Sept. 2
MCHS Patriot Football
7 p.m.
Patriots vs. Nashville, at Nashville

Every Friday
Paducah Writers Group
8 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, Sept. 2
Movies in the Park – Goosebumps

Dusk: movie begins
Fort Massac State Park picnic area, across from Sonic
Come early and bring your blanket and/or lawn chairs. In case of rain, they will be held inside the Visitor Center. Concessions will be available for purchase. No alcohol is allowed and pets must be on leashes. Free Admission. For  information, call 618-524-4712.

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
Live Music at Harrah’s  – The Remedies

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

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Every Saturday 
Farmer’s Market
Courthouse lawn, Superman Square
Anyone that offers fresh produce, baked goods, jams and jellies, or other handmade items are encouraged to participate. For information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 618-524-2714.

First Saturday of the Month
Olmsted Farmers Market and Trade Day
8 a.m. – Noon
Front Street, downtown Olmsted
Olmsted Parks Department will sponsor this event on the first Saturday of each month.  There is no cost for vendors to participate.  For more information, call Olmsted City Hall at 618-742-6487.

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
Prepared Childbirth Classes
9 a.m. – 3 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. Class is held in Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

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. For information, call 618-524-9321.  Facebook

Saturday, Sept. 3 
Pepper Fest     
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Darn Hot Peppers, Rancho Bella Vista,  827 Vines Rd Cobden
A favorite gathering for all chile heads and hot pepper fans. Walk the pepper field and see many varieties of hot peppers in bloom, meet the vendors and see who makes the best hot/spicy food, visit the Pepper Farm Store and select your favorite salsa, jellies, spices and pepper products, relax, visit with friends, enjoy great local music and soak in great southern Illinois pepper heat. 618-893-1443   www.darnhotpeppers.com

Last Saturday of the Month
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. Tickets are $5 at the door. Facebook

Every Saturday
Live Music at Harrah’s – The Remedies

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

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Monday, Sept. 5
Labor Day Closings
Many office and businesses will be closed, including banks, government offices, including area post offices and some retail businesses. Massac Unit One and Joppa Maple Grove school districts will be closed. Trash pick-up will run one day late the week starting on the 6th.

Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 5-7
Annual Kentucky Western Waterland Arts & Crafts Festival
Little Lake Park, Grand Rivers, Ky.
Over 100 different artisan and craftsman booths. Food, and live musical entertainment available while you watch artist demonstrations. $1 admission for walk-ins or $3 per car if parking in park’s lot.

Monday, Sept. 5    
Labor Day Celebration & Parade
From Superman Square to Fort Massac State Park.Metropolis
Parade starts at the courthouse at 10 a.m. All units should be in position between 9-9:30 a.m. The parade will proceed down 5th Street to Fort Massac.  Free musical entertainment at the park. Concessions will be available for purchase an attendees are asked to bring their lawn chairs.  www.metropolistourism.com

Monday, Sept. 5 
Labor Day Celebration 
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Downtown by Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
The parade will follow Broadway starting at 14th Street and head toward downtown and turn left at 2nd Street until it disbands at Madison Street. Picnic, barbecue, arts and crafts, flea market and live music will be at various locations. For information, call 800-PADUCAH.

Monday, Sept. 5 
Memory Lane Auto Show
Saline County Fairgrounds in Harrisburg
Car, truck and motorcycle show with entertainment and food vendors.

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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.

1st Tuesday of the Month and Last Tuesday
Library Book Club
11 a.m. – noon
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street, Metropolis
Learn about and discuss various books and authors. Join this lively, interactive group of book lovers. For information, contact Amanda Quint at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or library@cityofmetropolis.com.    Website

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.

Every Tuesday
Yoga Class
6 p.m
Glass Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 727 E. 12th St., Metropolis
Classes conducted by Tonya Bell.  Cost is $15 per month. Please bring your own mat.  For information, call 618-524-3768.

1st Tuesday of the Month
Weight Loss Information Session
6 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Learn about medical and surgical options for weight loss. Meeting will be held in Baptist Heart Center auditorium. Phone 270-443-0202 for more information.

1st Tuesday of the Month
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 call Carrie Bullock at 618-638-3289 or carriehche@gmail.com.

Bridge Ministry Weekly Dinner
6 p.m. – 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.

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 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.

1st Tuesday of the Month
Project Hope Humane Society
6:30 p.m.
Regular monthly meeting.  For time and place, call 618-524-8939 or 618-524-7709.

1st Tuesday of the Monty
Mental Illness Support Group
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers this support group for family members and those with mental illness.  For information, call 524-5628.

1st Tuesday of each Month
Coupon Club
7 p.m.
Brookport City Hall, West Third St., Brookport
This group will meet monthly to help others learn how to get the most out of couponing.  All are welcome to the free meeting.

1st Tuesday of the Month
American Legion Post 306
7 p.m.
321 Market St., Metropolis
Monthly meeting.

1st Tuesday of the Month
Mental Illness Support Group
7 p.m. – 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 is held the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, call 618-524-5628.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7

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 the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, call 618-524-4312.  Website 

1st Wednesday of the Month
VFW Post 3847
7 p.m.
American Legion, 4th and Market streets, Metropolis
Monthly meeting.  Potential members are always welcome.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 8

Sept. 8-10    
Popcorn Days
Ridgway, Illinois
Festival, county fair, carnival and parade.  For more info call 618-272-8751.

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Saturday, Sept. 24
Metropolis All-School Reunion
5 p.m. – registration
6:30 p.m. – program
7 p.m. – dinner
Baymont Theater, 203 Front St., Metropolis
All class members from Metropolis Community High School are welcome.  Cost is $35 per person, checks payable to All School Reunion. Individuals may make their reservations by sending their name, address, email address and phone number to All School Reunion, P.O. Box 3, Metropolis, IL  62960-0003.

Four Rivers Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.

Aug. 24: Weird Al Yankovic
Oct. 21:  Josh Turner
Nov. 27:  Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Dec. 7:  Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Dec. 13:  Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker
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Market House Theater
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Live productions.
Visit website.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Paducah, Ky.
New season begins in September.
Website

Clemens Fine Arts Center
4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky
Stay tuned for upcoming announcements for 2016-17.
Sept. 9 – Lonestar in Concert
Oct. 13 – Shanghia Acrobats
Nov. 29 – It’s A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theater
Mar. 5, 2017 – Artrageous
April 28 – The Langston Hughes Project
Visit website for upcoming events

———- ON-GOING EVENTS ———-

National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson St., Paducah, Ky.
Through Oct. 11:
 Art Quilts of the Midwest
Ongoing:  Oh WOW! Miniature Quilts
Website

Yeiser Art Center
Yeiser Art Center, Market House Square, Paducah, Ky.
Exhibits change throughout the year.   Visit website for schedule


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