This Week’s Buzz Report

FEATURED POSTS:
Youth Fair Ribeye Fundraiser Dinner is April 2
Pre-K, Headstart & Child Find Screenings are April 6-7
Annual St. Rose Fish Fry is April 7

Through  April 3
Early Voting
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Massac County Courthouse, 1 Superman Sq. #2A, Metropolis
You can cast your ballot early for the April 4th Consolidated Election at the County Clerk office, Monday-Friday. Early voting also available on Saturday, April 1st, 8 a.m.-noon. For information, call 618-524-5213.  See List of All Candidates.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

For recurring Church-related events,
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Wednesday, March 29
Congressman Shimkus’ Traveling Help Desk
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
City Hall, 106 W. 5th St., Metropolis
Council Chambers.

Every Wednesday
One-On-One Computer Help

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St.
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, March 29
Children’s Chorus Free Concert
12:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, KY
Paducah Symphony Children’s Chorus is a group of 40 students, ages 8-13, from Paducah and the surrounding areas. Concert is held in the Larry Barton Atrium. Open to the public.

Wednesday, March 29
Congressman Shimkus’ Traveling Help Desk
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Vienna City Hall, 205 N. 4th St., Vienna, IL

Every Wednesday
Weight Watchers

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

Every Wednesday
GED Enrollment & Classes
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Spence Community Center in Metropolis
Shawnee Community College offers free classes are every Monday-Thursday.  Students may enroll at any time. For information, contact Ginger McBride, Alternative High School Coordinator, at 618-634-3419 or gingerm@shawneecc.edu.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30

Thursday, March 30 – Deadline for all orders except carp
Thursday, April 6 -Deadline for Carp orders only
Thursday, April 13 – Delivery Day
SWCD Fish Sale 
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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 for sale through March 30 are Channel Catfish, Hybrid Crappie, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Redear, Minnows, Bluegill, and Hybrid Bluegill.  Triploid Grass Carp available for sale through April 6. Call or come by the office for prices and sizes offered. For information, contact Linda Walter at 618-524-9367 or massacswcd@netscape.net.

Thursday-Friday, March 30-31 and Thursday, April 20
Joppa-Maple Grove Pre-K and Kindergarten Screenings
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Maple Grove Elementary Library, 1698 Grand Chain Rd., MetropoIis
Screenings are available in the Joppa-Maple Grove school district if your child will be three by Sept. 1 for Pre-K and if your child will be five by Sept. 1 for Kindergarten. No walk-ins accepted. Call 618-543-7434 for an appointment. Screenings will take about an hour and will include hearing, vision, speech, motor skills, and concepts. Early Head Start information will also be available. Website

Every Thursday
The Lord’s Food Pantry

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 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

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 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. – 1:00 p.m.
Central Hall, 1009 North Ave., Metropolis
Club meets weekly to discuss service projects.

Thursday, March 30
No-Sew T-Shirt Bag Craft
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Bring a t-shirt of your choice to make a bag. You must register at the library by Monday, 27th by 4:00 p.m. No online registration. Ages 18 and up. $1 deposit due at the time of registration, and will be returned upon arrival of the program. If you have any questions, call the library at 618-524-4312.

Thursday, March 30
Chicken and Dumpling Dinner for Youth Group
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church, 3464 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Freewill donations will be accepted with proceeds to benefit the church’s youth group for a summer conference.

Thursday, March 30
Noble Park Annual Easter Egg Dash
5:00 p.m. Registration
Noble Park, 2801 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky
The children race with their age groups to pick up 15,000 candy-filled eggs that are spread across the ball fields. The free event will be at the baseball/softball fields.  Age groups for the Easter Egg Dash are 0-2 years, 3-5 years, 6-8 years, and 9-10 years.  Age groups will dash in 15-minute increments beginning with the 0-2 year olds at 5:45 p.m. and concluding with the 9-10 year olds at 6:30 p.m. Goody bags will be available for the first 500 children.  Plus, there will be prize eggs hidden on each field.

Every Thursday
GED Enrollment & Classes
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Spence Community Center in Metropolis
Shawnee Community College offers free classes are every Monday-Thursday.  Students may enroll at any time. For information, contact Ginger McBride, Alternative High School Coordinator, at 618-634-3419 or gingerm@shawneecc.edu.

Thursday, March 30
Save the Massac
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Anyone interested in joining the effort to save the Massac Theater is welcome to attend.  Group is planning fundraisers and other activities to restore the historic theater. Meetings held on the last Thursday of each month. For information, call Lisa Gower at 618-524-7986 or 618-638-2139 or wkhelm@frontier.com.  Website   Facebook

Every Thursday
DivorceCare

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 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

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

Thursday, March 30
Stories and Tales of Irvin S. Cobb, One of Paducah’s and Kentucky’s Best Known Natives
7:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Presented by Ellis, Emeritus Foundation Professor of History at Eastern Kentucky. Published by the University Press of Kentucky in early 2017, “Irvin S. Cobb: The Rise and Fall of an American Humorist,” traces the life of one of the most important American humorists of the first third of the 20th Century. Program is held in the 2nd floor meeting room and is free and open to the public. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 ext. 117 or bwrinkle@mclib.net. For program details, visit website.

FRIDAY, MARCH 31

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 persons wanting to stay flexible and have good balance.

Every Friday
Storytime at the Library

11:00 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, March 31
Verizon TTC Grand Opening
1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Verizon, 1201 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Come for the Grand Opening event for the new Verizon TCC retailer in Metropolis. Anyone who buys a phone on this day gets a freee Yeti Tumbler.

Friday, March 31
Lenten Fish Fry
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
St. Paul Catholic Church, 2020 IL 146E, near Vienna
Meal is served at the parish hall. Menu includes all-you-can-eat fish, french fries, coleslaw, dessert and drink. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children. Children under 3 will eat free. Grilled cheese sandwich and fries can be substituted for the fish meal for a cost of $4. Carry-outs are available. For information, call 618-771-6993 or 618-967-5164.

Friday, March 31
Kingsway Skateland MJHS 8th Grade Project Graduation Fundraiser
5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Kingsway Skateland, 3430 Wayne Sullivan Dr., Paducah, Ky.
All elementary aged students are invited to attend. Cost is $4 for 1-1/2 hour skate session which includes skate rental. For information, contact Tiffany Korte at 618-645-9088 or tkorte99@gmail.com.

Friday, March 31
Party For a Purpose
6:00 p.m.
Carson Center,100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah
When you buy tickets to this fundraising event for the Carson Center, you support arts-education for children and youth, Broadway musicals, big-name concerts, as well as performing artists and theatre groups from across our nation and around the world. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Friday, March 31 and Saturday-Sunday, April 1-2
Cinderella, Enchanted Edition
Fri.-Sat. 7:00 p.m.
Sun. 2:30 pm.
Baymont Theater, 203 E Front St, Metropolis
Massac County High School drama team will perform this Rodgers and Hammerstein play. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Pre-school children and younger are free. Concessions will be available.

Friday, March 31
Marshall Tucker Band Concert
7:15 p.m.
Carson Center,100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah
For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Every Friday
Paducah Writers Group

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

Every Friday-Saturday
Live Music at Harrah’s: Johnny Holland DJ on Mar. 30 & Apr. 1
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Local band will perform in Signature Bar in casino.  Website

SATURDAY, APRIL 1

Saturday, April 1
Spring Trout Fishing Season Opens
5:00 a.m.
In order to fish for trout, you are required to have a valid Illinois fishing license and an inland trout stamp. Illinois fishing licenses and inland trout stamps are available at DNR Direct license and permit locations. Metropolis locations are Massac County Clerk or Massac County Farm Bureau. For a location near you, check the IDNR website. For more license and sales information, click here or call toll-free 888-673-7648.

Saturday, April 1
Annual Olmstead Pancake Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Olmstead City Hall, 150 N Front St, Olmsted, IL
Carry-outs will be available. All  proceeds will be used to maintain the depot and caboose at Depot Park.

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

Saturday, April 1
Strumming and Drumming Cancer Out Benefit
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Vienna High School, 601 N. 1st St., Vienna, IL
Commons area will be the site for the benefit for Metropolis resident, David Hannan. Chili dinner will be served with a cost of $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Carry-outs will be available. A silent auction and drawings are planned. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 618-889-0218. All proceeds go towards Hannan’s medical expenses.

SUNDAY, APRIL 2

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

Sunday, April 2
Youth Fair Ribeye Sandwich Dinner
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Youth Fairgrounds, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis
All proceeds go to the Massac County Youth Fair. Menu includes choice of ribeye sandwich or smoked brisket or hot dog, baked beans, baked potato, slaw, potato chips, homemade dessert, and beverage. Carry-outs are available. For information, contact Clint Smith at 618-638-2120.

Sunday-Friday, April 2-7
Oak Grove Revival
7:00 p.m.
Oak Grove Baptist Church, 2200 Old Cypress Rd., Vienna, IL
Pastor Jimmy F. Wilson serving as evangelist. Song leaders will be Susie Dixon and Enloe Clemons.

MONDAY, APRIL 3

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

Monday, April 3
Massac Quilters
9:00 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Workshops or demonstrations are held monthly. Anyone interested in quilting is invited to attend.  New members are always welcome. Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month. For information, call 270-558-5596.  Website

Every Monday
Take Off Pounds Sensibly

10:00 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, April 3
Arthritis Support Group
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for people living with arthritis. Meeting is held in the Baptist Heart Center conference room on the 1st Monday of each month. Phone 270-575-2721 for information.

Monday, April 3
Stroke Support Group
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Baptist Health Heart Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The group provides support for stroke survivors and their caregivers, family and friends. Light refreshments are served. Group meets monthly on the 1st Monday in the conference room.  Phone 270-575-2880 for more information.

Every Monday
GED Enrollment & Classes
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Spence Community Center in Metropolis
Shawnee Community College offers free classes are every Monday-Thursday.  Students may enroll at any time. For information, contact Ginger McBride, Alternative High School Coordinator, at 618-634-3419 or gingerm@shawneecc.edu.

Monday, April 3 (and next 3 Mondays)
Introduction to Social Ballroom Dancing
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Paducah Dance Academy, 6650 Old Cairo Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Waltz, tango, foxtrot, cha-cha, rumba, salsa, hustle, and swing are just a few of the dances taught in this class. Cost is $25 per person for the month (four Monday classes, an hour each).  For details, see Event Post.  Website  Facebook

Monday, April 3
Caregivers Support Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Paducah First Baptist Church, 2890 Broadway, Paducah, KY
This month’s topic is Blessings and Challenges for the Caregiver. Presented by Pony Lykins, registered pharmacist and former caregiver. Public is welcome to attend. For information, call 270-442-2728.

Monday, April 3
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.

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
8:00 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.

Hittermans Fix It & LayawayTUESDAY, APRIL 4

Tuesday, April 4
Consolidated Election Day
6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Every vote is important. Please get out and vote for your candidates for Mayor, Alderman, Massac Unit One School Board, and Joppa-Maple Grove School Board.

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

Every Tuesday
Metropolis Kiwanis Club
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6th and Ferry streets, Metropolis
Club meets weekly to hear presentations and discuss service projects.  Website

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

Every Tuesday
GED Enrollment & Classes
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Spence Community Center in Metropolis
Shawnee Community College offers free classes are every Monday-Thursday.  Students may enroll at any time. For information, contact Ginger McBride, Alternative High School Coordinator, at 618-634-3419 or gingerm@shawneecc.edu.

Tuesday, April 4
Heartland Christian Home Educators of Illinois
6:00 p.m.
St. John Church, 6201 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
This support group for parents who home school conducts monthly parents’ meeting. For information contact Carrie Bullock at 618-638-3289 or carriehche@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 4
Weight Loss Information Session
6:00 p.m.
Baptist Heart Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Learn about medical and surgical options for weight loss. Meeting in auditorium. Phone 270-575-8462 for information.

Tuesday, April 4
Project Hope Humane Society
6:30 p.m.
Regular meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month. For time and place, call 618-524-8939 or 618-524-7709.

Tuesday, April 4
Coupon Club
7:00 p.m.
Brookport City Hall, West Third St., Brookport
This group will meet to help others learn how to get the most out of couponing.  All are welcome to the free meeting. Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month.

Tuesday, April 4
NAMI Support Group
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
The National Alliance on Mental Illness support group for family members and those with mental illness. Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month. For information, call 618-524-5628.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5

Wednesday, April 5
VFW Post 3847
7:00 p.m.
American Legion, 4th and Market streets, Metropolis
Potential members are always welcome. Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

THURSDAY, APRIL 6

Thursday, April 6
Veterans Administration Assistance
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 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-Friday, April 6-7
Free Child Screenings
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Friday:  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Pre-K at Metropolis Elementary School, 1015 Filmore St., Metropolis
For children 3-5 years old. (Must be 3 years old on or before 9-1-2017.)  Please call Angie Kennedy at 618-524-4315 to schedule an appointment. See Post for details.

Thursday, April 6 – Carp order deadline
Thursday, April 13 – Delivery Day
SWCD Fish Sale
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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 for sale through March 30 are Channel Catfish, Hybrid Crappie, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Redear, Minnows, Bluegill, and Hybrid Bluegill.  Triploid Grass Carp available for sale through April 6. Call or come by the office for prices and sizes offered. For information, contact Linda Walter at 618-524-9367 or massacswcd@netscape.net.

FRIDAY, APRIL 7

Friday, April 7
Kangaroo Klub for Breastfeeding Mothers
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p,m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Support group for women who breastfeed or expectant mothers who plan to breastfeed. Meeting is held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2. Phone 270-575-2229 for more information.

Friday, April 7
St. Rose of Lima Annual Fish Fry

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
St. Rose of Lima Parish Center, 315 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Menu includes farm grown catfish filets, baked or french fry potato, cole slaw, hush-puppies, white beans, drink and dessert. Meal cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under. A donation will be given to COPE. For carry-outs, call 618-524-8202. Additional seating on upper level. Handicap accessible.

Friday, April 7 
Rockabilly Revival – Live Performance
7:30 p.m.
Carson Center,100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah
Imagine being at a concert with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins all on stage. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

SATURDAY, APRIL 8

Saturday, April 8
New Beginnings Clothes Closet
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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, April 8
Prepared Childbirth Class
Sat.  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class designed to help expectant parents in their second or third trimester learn about the labor and delivery process. Class held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2.  Call 270-575-2229 to register.

Saturday, April 8
Antique Tractor Show
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Main Street, Golconda, Il.
Tractors from several surrounding states line Main Street, tractor driving contests, trophies, and food. For information, call 618-683-5637.

Saturday, April 8
Garrison for the Massiac Marines

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E 5th St., Metropolis
Massiac Marines, French and Indian War period reenactors present a living history program. Usually meet monthly on the 2nd Saturday of each month. For information call 618-524-9321.  Facebook

Saturday, April 8
Ullin Annual Chili Supper
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Ullin Fire Department, 125 Railroad St, Ullin, IL
Barbecue, chili, homemade desserts and drinks will be served. Boston Butts can be picked up after 11 a.m. Everyone is invited.

Saturday, April 8
Project Hope Spring Vaccine and Microchip Clinic
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Project Hope Humane Society, 1698 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Services include vaccines, microchips, baths and toenail trims. For vaccine and price details, see POST. For information, call 618-524-8939. Phone is answered Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m.

Saturday, April 8
Second Saturday Gallery Walk
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
LowerTown Arts District Galleries & Studios, Paducah, Ky.
Visit LowerTown’s great galleries and studios. Enjoy fine art and crafts while strolling through this historic neighborhood. Event is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month. For information call 270-444-8649.

Saturday, April 8
Easter Necklace Craft
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Make necklaces for Easter. This program is intended for adults and kids, ages 8 and up. Please call or come in to the library to register by Saturday, April 1st to make sure there are enough supplies. For information, call Angela at 618-524-4312 ext. 3.  Website.  Facebook

SUNDAY, APRIL 9

Sunday, April 9
All-You-Can-Eat Chicken and Dumplings Dinner
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Masonic Temple, 1615 Old Route 46 Loop, Vienna, IL
Hosted by Egyptian Chapter 30 Order of the Eastern Star and Vienna Masonic Lodge 150. Menu includes chicken and dumplings, green beans, slaw, corn bread, dessert and drink. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-12 years. Children under 6 are free. Carry-out orders available. Public is invited.

Sunday, April 9
Palm Sunday Afternoon Service
2:00 p.m.
Kornthal Church Rd, Jonesboro, Il.
Step back in time and celebrate the true meaning of Easter in the 1850’s Kornthal church built by Austrian immigrants. Now on National Register of Historic Places. Casual dress. Three miles south of Jonesboro on Hwy. 127. For information, call 618-833-8745.

Sunday, April 9
Jason Crabb – Live Performance
3:00 p.m.
Carson Center,100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah
Grammy winner Jason Crabb has moved easily among musical styles including gospel, country, pop and southern gospel. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

MONDAY, APRIL 10

Monday, April 10
Metropolis Garden Club: Rain Gardens
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis.
Program: Metropolis Garden Club Yearbook Theme: Rain Gardens by Club President/Master Naturalist Anne Parmley. Visitors are always welcome.  Refreshments are available at 9:30 a.m., followed by the program at 10 a.m. Free for admission. $15 for year for membership. The club meets on the 2nd Monday of most months for a business meeting and an interesting gardening presentation. For information, contact Anne Parmley at 618-524-9022 or anne.parmley@gmail.com.  Website

Monday, April 10
Red Cross Blood Drive
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent form). Height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger. For information, see Event Post.

Monday, April 10
Bone Marrow Drive
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
West Kentucky Community & Technical College
4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, Ky.
Sponsored by Baptist Health and WKCTC Chapter of Kentucky Association fo Nursing Students. For information, email april.baker@bhsi.com.

Mondays, April 10 and 17
Prepared Childbirth Classes
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class designed to help expectant parents in their second or third trimester learn about the labor and delivery process. Classed held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2.  Call 270-575-2229 to register.

Monday, April 10
Lymphedema Support Group
5:30 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class for anyone who suffers from lymphedema or wants to learn more about it. Group meets in Atrium Classroom in Medical Park 2.

Monday, April 10
Go Heart Smart
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Life Church Eastland, 716 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Open to anyone interested in learning more about behavioral change and prevention of disease. Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month. For information, contact Cindy Oliver at 800-698-4820 ext. 177.

Monday, April 10
MCHS Band Boosters
6:30 p.m.
Massac County High School Band Room
The band boosters meet to assist with Patriot Band activities. Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month. Facebook

Monday, April 10
Metropolis City Council
7:00 p.m.
City Hall, Council Room upstairs, 106 W. 5th St., Metropolis
Council meets regularly on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.  Meeting is open to the public. See agenda on website.

TUESDAY, APRIL 11

Tuesday, April 11
Mothering Through Breastfeeding
10:00 a.m.
Grace Episcopal Church, 9th and Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
This parenting support group is open to all pregnant and nursing mothers and their children. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. For information, call 270-443-2373 or 270-442-4891.

Tuesday, April 11
Library Book Club
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street, Metropolis
Learn about and discuss various books and authors. Join this lively, interactive group of book lovers. Book Club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. For information, contact Amanda Quint at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or library@cityofmetropolis.com.  Website

Tuesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 13
Diabetes Classes
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class with a certified diabetes instructor to assist with any question or concerns about diabetes.  A physician order is required. Class meets in the Atrium Classroom, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2918 for information.

Tuesday, April 11
Massac County Republican Women
6:00 p.m.
Pizza Hut, 2047 E 5th St., Metropolis
Come and meet conservative women who are interested in supporting like-minded candidates at all levels of government. There is no charge.  Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month except during the Summer. For information, call Delores Giltner at 618-564-3304.

Tuesday, April 11
Spring Migration Bird Hike
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge, 0137 Rustic Campus Drive Ullin, Il.
Limekiln Springs Trail. Binoculars are recommended for this evening hike in search of migrating warblers. The hike will begin at the Lower Cache Access off Access Road. For information, call 618-634-2231.

Tuesday, April 11
Lighthouse Assembly of God Food Bank
670 Airport Road, Metropolis
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The food bank will be open from 6-9 p.m. during the summer and 6-8 p.m. during the winter. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, For information, call 618-524-2256 or email LHAOG670@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 11
Friends of the Odd Fellows Cemetery Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, basement, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Anyone interested in the maintenance of the IOOF Cemeteries located on North Avenue is encouraged to attend. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. For information, contact Keith Kossow at 618-524-2042.

Tuesday, April 11
Girl Scout Leaders Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Girl Scout House, 5th & 7th sts., Metropolis
Monthly meeting.  For information, contact Rachel Deaton at 618-925-1057

Tuesday, April 11
Brookport City Council
7:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers, W. 3rd St., Brookport, Il.
The Council meets monthly to discuss city government. Community members have two minutes to voice their concerns during the public session. Anything that will take longer must be put on the agenda by notifying City Hall by Friday. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Tuesday, April 11
VFW Ladies Auxiliary
7:00 p.m.
American Legion Post, 4th and Market streets, Metropolis
Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 3847. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Metropolis PlanetUPCOMING PERFORMANCES —– 

Carson Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.

Mar. 31:  Marshall Tucker Band
Apr. 7:  Rockabilly Revival
Apr. 9:  Jason Crabb
Apr. 18:  Brown Bear, Brown Bear
For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Market House Theater
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Live productions.
Apr. 20-23, 27-30:  Exit Laughing
For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Paducah, Ky.
Apr. 22:  Brahms’ Requiem
Website

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

ON-GOING EVENTS —–

Now through Saturday, April 1
Rebecca Loudean Scholarship Applications Accepted
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.

Superman License Plates Available
Metropolis Rotary Club is currently accepting orders and applications for the annual Superman Celebration plates.  The special collector plates may be displayed from April 12 through June 11, 2017. Get all the details here.

National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson St., Paducah, Ky.
Through April 11:  Neighborhoods Coming Together: Quilts Around Oakland
April 23-30
:  Quilt Week
Ongoing:  Oh WOW! Miniature Quilts
Website

Yeiser Art Center
Yeiser Art Center, Market House Square, Paducah, Ky.
Through Apr. 15
: Mountain Workshop: photos and videos of McCracken County
Apr. 22-June 17 : Fanstatic Fibers
Exhibits change throughout the year.   Visit website for schedule


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