This Week’s Buzz Report

BEE Informed – Featured Posts
Metropolis Holiday Happenings Wrap-Up
Red Cross Bloodmobile is Dec. 11
BEE Healthy Tip: What To Do If You Get The Flu
Scholarship Contest Entries for 2018 Seniors accepted through Feb. 2
SEE ALL POSTS 

Through Dec. 14
Stuff the Truck Toy Drive
Linwood Motors, 1634 E. 5th St., Metropolis
New, unwrapped toys will be collected for the Kid’s Toy Drive sponsored by Psi Eta Sorority and Metropolis Firefighters Union.  Toys may also be dropped off at the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce office on Superman Square. Drive will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16th at the Metropolis Community Center. For information, call 618-638-2426 or 618-645-0512.

Through Dec. 31
Hog Wild Giveaway
The Metropolis Fire Department is selling tickets for $10 each which can be purchased via PayPal: mfdlocal3367@gmail.com or from any Metropolis City Firefighter. Two winners will be drawn on December 31 and each winner will receive half a hog, which will be processed and available in February. For information, call 618-524-2121.

Through Dec. 31
Christmas in the Park
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Noble Park, 2915 Park Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Thousands of lights and moving displays entertain visitors. Non-perishable food items or cash donations are accepted to fund local charities. Closes at 10:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturday.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11

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, Dec. 11
Metropolis Garden Club: Annual Christmas Party
11:00 a.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis.
Members are asked to bring a dish to pass. An optional gift exchange, with a $10 value, will follow the luncheon. For information, contact Anne Parmley at 618-524-9022 or anne.parmley@gmail.com.  Website.

Monday, Dec. 11
Red Cross Blood Drive
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church gym, 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 our post.

Every Mondayafter school homework kids
Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Most of the cafe staff are in college or graduates. Free lemonade or tea, healthy snacks as well as help with homework will be offered. Arts and crafts and a basketball hoop on the patio will be available for kids after they finish their homework. For more information, call 524-7180. For details, click here.

Monday, Dec. 11baptist-health
Prepared Childbirth Class
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. Classes held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2.  Call 270-575-2229 to register.

Monday, Dec. 11
Meet Santa Night
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Joppa Senior Building, Joppa, Il.
Santa will be available for photos and wish lists. Refreshments will be served and crafts available to make. Everyone is invited to attend. Hosted by Joppa’s Civic Group.

Monday, Dec. 11
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, Dec. 11
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 while school is in session. Facebook.

Every Monday
Monday Night Live: Breakin’ Even
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Come and enjoy live music, dancing, and refreshments. Donation is required. For more information, call 618-638-2595.

Monday, Dec. 11
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.

Every Monday
AA – Alcoholics Anonymous
8:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Meeting provides the opportunity for members to share with one another about problems related to drinking patterns and attempts to achieve stable sobriety. They also permit detailed discussion of various elements in the recovery program. Meeting is held in the basement.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12

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.

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.

Tuesday, Dec. 12
Library Book Club
11:00 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. Book Club meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month. For information, contact Amanda Quint at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 or library@cityofmetropolis.com.  Website.

Every Tuesday
Metropolis Kiwanis Club
Noon – 1:00 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 Billy Wessell at 618-524-2195. Website.

Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 12-13
Response and Survival During A Mass Shooting-Free Training
Tue. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wed. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
West Kentucky Community & Technical College
4810 Alben Barkley Dr, Paducah, Ky.
An informational seminar will be hosted by the Police Foundation of Paducah/McCracken County and the Paducah Police Department to help you better prepare in case of a mass shooting at your church or business. Tuesday’s focus is on churches and schools and Wednes day’s focus is on businesses. For details, see Facebook.

Every Tuesdayafter school homework kids
Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Free healthy snacks and help with homework will be offered. Click here for details.

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.

Tuesday, Dec. 12   (register by Dec. 8)
Homemade Christmas Cards Craft

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Come and make homemade Christmas Cards. The library will provide a variety of materials for the kids to use when making their cards. This program is intended for anyone 5 and up. Please call 618-524-4312 or come in to the library to register to make there are enough supplies. For information, visit Facebook.

Tuesday, Dec. 12
Joppa Rangers Varsity Basketball
6:00 p.m.
Rangers at Egyptian. For full schedule, click here.

Tuesday, Dec. 12
Joppa Lady Rangers Basketball

6:00 p.m.
Joppa High School, 911 Joppa North Ave., Joppa
Lady Rangers vs. Century at home

Tuesday, Dec. 12 
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.

Every Tuesday
Bridge Ministry Weekly Dinner
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 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, Dec. 12
Lighthouse Assembly of God Food Bank
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 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. in the summer. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, For information, call 618-524-2256 or email LHAOG670@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 12
MCHS Lady Patriots Basketball

6:15 p.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Lady Patriots vs. Herrin at home. 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.

Tuesday, Dec. 12
Friends of the Odd Fellows Cemetery Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 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 in the basement. For information, contact Keith Kossow at 618-524-2042.

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, Dec. 12
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, Dec. 12
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
7:00 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Marking the 25th Anniversary Tour, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production and world class Russian artists. Larger than life puppets, nesting dolls and gloriously hand-crafted costumes bring the Christmas spirit to life. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Tuesday, Dec. 12
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.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13

Wednesday, Dec. 13
Postpartum Depression Support
9:30 a.m. – 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.

Every Wednesday
One-On-One Computer Help
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 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, Dec. 13
Massac County Chamber of Commerce
11:30 a.m. Lunch starts
Fat Edds, 323 Ferry  St., Metropolis
Chamber members and guests meet monthly to network with fellow businesses and discuss community events and services. The business meeting will begin at 12:05 p.m. Reservations are required. To RSVP, contact 618-524-2714 or office@metropolischamber.com. Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Website.

Wednesday, Dec. 13
Response and Survival During A Mass Shooting-Free Training
Wed. 9:00 a.m.
West Kentucky Community & Technical College
4810 Alben Barkley Dr, Paducah, Ky.
An informational seminar will be hosted by the Police Foundation of Paducah/McCracken County and the Paducah Police Department to help you better prepare in case of a mass shooting at your church or business. Focus will be on businesses. For details, see Facebook.

Every Wednesdayafter school homework kids
Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Free healthy snacks and help with homework will be offered. For details, click here.

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.

Wednesday, Dec. 13
Advent Soup Supper & Service
5:30 p.m. Meal
6:30 p.m. Service
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14

Every Thursday 
Lord’s Food Pantry
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 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 
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. If Unit 1 is out for bad weather, class will not meet.

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. For information, contact Shain Lloyd at 618-524-9316.  Websit

Thursday, Dec. 14
New Hope Clothing Boutique is open
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
First Christian Church, 287 W. 3rd St., Brookport, Il.
The clothing ministry now serves residents of Brookport, Unionville and Metropolis. They have winter clothes for children and adults. For information, call Shannon Tomkinson at 618-564-2338.

Every Thursdayafter school homework kids
Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Free healthy snacks and help with homework will be offered. For details, click here.

Every Thursday
Line Dancing
6:00 p.m. – Beginners class
7:00 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, Dec. 14
Joppa Lady Rangers Basketball

6:00 p.m.
Lady Rangers at Agape

Thursday, Dec. 14
MCHS Lady Patriots Basketball

6:15 p.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Lady Patriots vs. Harrisburg at home. Schedule listed on website.

Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 15-16
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
7:00 p.m.  Thu. & Fri.
2:30 p.m.  Sun. & Sat.
Market House Theater, 132 Market House Square., Paducah, Ky.
Four children are evacuated from London during the Blitz. While exploring the Professor’s house, they stumble across the gateway to another world, and the adventure begins. For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

Thursday, Dec, 14
Metropolis Lions Club
7:00 p.m.
Massac Memorial Hospital, 28 Chick St., Metropolis
The group meets in the board room on the first floor on the 2nd Thursday of each month. For information, contact Mark Benson at 618-564-2467.

Thursday, Dec. 14
An Evening with Eddie and Alonzo Pennington
7:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Eddie Pennington’s performances are marked by his humorous southern mannerisms and his ability to get  the sounds of a four-piece orchestra originating from a single guitar. Eddie’s son, Alonzo Pennington is one of our area’s most respected and skilled artists. Free program is held in the 2nd floor meeting room. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 ext. 117 or bwrinkle@mclib.net. For program details, visit website.

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.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15

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
11:00 a.m. – Noon
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
A few stories will be read and there will also be a yummy 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 alockard1982@gmail.com. Website.

Every Fridayafter school homework kids
Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Free healthy snacks and help with homework will be offered. For details, click here.

Friday, Dec. 15
Joppa Rangers Basketball
6:00 p.m.
Rangers at Century

Friday, Dec. 15
MCHS Patriots Basketball
6:15 p.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Patriots vs. Harrisburg, at home. Schedule listed on website.

Friday-Sunday, Dec. 15-17
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
7:00 p.m.  Fri.
2:30 p.m.  Sun. & Sat.
Market House Theater, 132 Market House Square., Paducah, Ky.
Four children are evacuated from London during the Blitz. While exploring the Professor’s house, they stumble across the gateway to another world, and the adventure begins.  For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

Friday, Dec. 15
Music@MAC: Old Salt Union
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Maiden Alley Cinema, 112 Maiden Alley, Paducah, Ky.
Featuring Fate McAfee and Dylan LeBlanc. They connect with their audience through the craftsmanship of their songs, the energy they channel on the stage and the story that brings them together. Admission is $12, at the door is $15. For information, 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.

Friday-Saturday, Dec. 15-16
Live Music at Harrah’s: Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Their energetic style of R&B/Funk is eclectic and electric, soulful and natural. Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces are the emerging musical unit of the US South and the future of R&B. Different musicians will perform each weekend in the Signature Bar in casino.  Website.

This Month’s Tip: What To Do If You Get The Flu

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16

Saturday, Dec. 16
Stuff the Truck Toy Drive Distribution
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Toys collected for the Kid’s Toy Drive sponsored by Psi Eta Sorority and Metropolis Firefighters Union will be distributed. For information, call 618-638-2426 or 618-645-0512.

Saturday, Dec. 16
Santa at City National Bank
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Main bank location, 423 Ferry St., Metropolis
Santa will visit with children in the bank lobby. Parents are welcome to take pictures at this free event.

Saturday, Dec. 16
Super Bowl Toy Tournament
10:00 a.m.
Super Bowl, 1107 E. 8th St., Metropolis
Entry fee will be $15 and a new unwrapped toy. 100% of the proceeds will go towards the prize fund. Toys collected will be given to the Christmas for Kids Toy Drive and will then be distributed throughout Massac County to those children in need this Holiday Season. First place winner will receive $300 and a brand new bowling ball.
Get your entry form at Super Bowl.  Facebook.

Saturday, Dec. 16
Santa and a Movie: Prep & Landing
Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Fort Massac Visitor Center, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
All movies are free to the public. Concessions will be available for purchase. Santa will be making an appearance and cookies and hot chocolate will be served. Everyone come and bring your camera for photos. For more information, call 618-524-4712.

Saturday, Dec. 16
MCHS Lady Patriots Basketball

1:00 p.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Lady Patriots vs. Marshall County at home. Schedule listed on website.

Saturday, Dec. 16
Massac Nature Study Society
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library , 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Massac Nature Study Society meets with either a program or a hike scheduled. Events are free and open to all ages. Meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

Saturday, Dec. 16
Operation HOPE: Credit and Money Management
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Tiffani Clemons from Regions Bank will be speak about  “Take the First Steps to Financial Freedom.” Operation HOPE assists individuals in raising their credit scores to a level where they have access to greater opportunities and are set on a path towards achieving their life goals. The seminar is free. Information, contact Tiffini Clemons at 270-210-3287 or Tiffini.clemons@opertationhope.org.  Facebook.

Saturday, Dec. 16
Cookies and Cocoa with Santa
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center,  900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Visit with Santa and make your own reindeer food, wooden ornaments, Grinch dust and decorate cookies. The cost is $10 per ticket. Space is limited. To reserve a spot call 618-638-3161. Proceeds benefit the MCHS cheerleaders travel expenses to London for New Year’s Day parade.

Saturday, Dec. 16
Polar Express Fun Night in Vienna
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Shawnee Worship Center, 98 Oliver St., Vienna, Il.
Drop the kids off for a night of fun while you enjoy the night out or finish Christmas shopping. Students are encouraged to wear appropriate pajamas for a night of games, food, and watching Polar Express. This event will feature a cereal buffet with more than 10 kinds of cereal. Cost is $5 per student and includes food and snacks. This event is open to students ages 5-12. Facebook.

Saturday, Dec. 16
MCHS Patriots Varsity Basketball
6:15 p.m.
Patriots at Anna-Jonesboro. Schedule listed on website.

Saturday, Dec. 16-17
A Holiday Musical and Dinner
Sat. 7:00 p.m. (dinner before performance)
Sun. 6:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
A holiday story about a family that enjoyed Christmas so much they almost missed the real meaning. Live drama, music and dancing. Everyone is invited. Church groups are welcome. Saturday Night Dinner option includes ham dinner with all the fixings served by the Choir Members. Suggested donation is $10 per dinner (tipping allowed). All proceeds benefit the HD upgrades to the Broadcast Ministries.

Saturday, Dec. 16
Darlene Love Holiday Concert
7:15 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
This lady has done it all, from major motion pictures like Lethal Weapon series to Broadway hits like Hairspray and Grease. She even starred as herself in Leader Of The Pack, credited as Broadway’s Nirst ‘jukebox musical.’ Darlene has appeared on numerous television programs, from weekly appearances on Shindig to a recent guest spot on the PBS special entitled Women Who Rock. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Saturday, Dec. 16
Live Music at Harrah’s: Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Their energetic style of R&B/Funk is eclectic and electric, soulful and natural. Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces are the emerging musical unit of the US South and the future of R&B. Different musicians will perform each weekend in the Signature Bar in casino.  Website.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17

Sunday, Dec. 17
Metropolis Elks Hoop Shoot
1:00 p.m.
Massac Junior High School, 3028 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Metropolis Elks #1428 Hoop Shoot  Free Throw Contest is a Boys and Girls competition for contestants ages 8-9, 19-11, and 12-13 (depending age on April 1, 2018). Contest is free. Awards for winners and runners up. Plus, lucky prize drawings and more. For information, contact Abbey Kaylor at 618-638-4221 or shinyb81@gmail.com.

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.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18

Monday, Dec. 18
Audubon Christmas Bird Count

6:00 a.m. – Sunset
The Shawnee Chapter of the Illinois Audubon is looking for volunteers to help in the count with the circle mostly in Pope County from Golconda to a little past the Johnson County line and Temple Hill to Bell Smith Springs. This annual all-day census of early winter bird populations has been conducted throughout the U.S. for more than 100 years. All ages and skill levels welcome. For information, call 618-634-2231. Website

Monday, Dec. 18
Caregiver Support Group
4:30 p.m.
Southgate Nursing/Rehab. Center, 900 E. 9th St., Metropolis
Group seeks to provide education, comfort, and encouragement for families going through this shared experience. Refreshments will be served. Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month. For information, call 618-638-5433. 

Monday, Dec. 18
At the River Ministries Free Hot Meal
5:00 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. Meal is served one week early this month due to the Christmas holiday. Following the meal will be a time of worship and fellowship and distribution of gifts. For information or transportation meeting locations, call Dan Haun at 618-638-6901 or 618-524-1062. Website  Facebook.

Monday, Dec. 18
Joppa Lady Rangers Basketball

6:00 p.m.
Lady Rangers at Egyptian

Monday, Dec. 18baptist-health
Breastfeeding Class
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class helps prepare expectant mothers for the breastfeeding experience. Class is held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

Monday, Dec. 18
MCHS Lady Patriots Basketball
6:15 p.m.
Lady Patriots at Paducah Tilghman. Schedule listed on website.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19

Tuesday, Dec. 19baptist-health
Cancerport Breast Cancer Support Group
6:00 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.

Tuesday, Dec. 19
Joppa Rangers Varsity Basketball
6:00 p.m.
Rangers at Galatia

Tuesday, Dec. 19
Library Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00 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 library@cityofmetropolis.com or visit website.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20

Wednesday, Dec. 20
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, Dec. 20baptist-health
Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 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.

Wednesday, Dec. 20
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.

Wednesday, Dec. 20
American Legion Post 306
6:30 p.m.
321 Market St., Metropolis
Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Contact 618-524-2043.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21

Thursday, Dec. 21
Friends of Fort Massac
5:00 p.m.
Fort Massac Visitor’s Center, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Supporters of Fort Massac State Park meet monthly to discuss projects and activities involving the park. For information, call 618-524-4712. Meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.  Facebook.

Thursday, Dec. 21
Longest Night
7:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St., Metropolis
When loss and sorrow fill this season, come to this worship service of hope, strength and community.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22

Friday-Saturday, Dec. 22-23
Live Music at Harrah’s: Throwing Copper
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Bringing dance music and sing a longs from every era of music. This is the only band you don’t want to miss. Different musicians will perform each weekend in the Signature Bar in casino.  Website.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23

Saturday, Dec. 23
New Beginnings Clothes Closet
9:00 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, Dec. 23
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 ildar.org.

Saturday, Dec. 23
Everybody Eats Free Community Holiday Meal
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Just Like Mama’s Home Cooking, 901 E. 5th St, Metropolis
Everyone is welcome to come out and grab a hot meal free of charge. Facebook.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24

Sunday, Dec. 24
Christmas Eve Service
5:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis

Sunday, Dec. 24
Christmas Eve Service
6:30 p.m. Carols
7:00 p.m. Mass
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 315 E. 3rd St., Metropolis

Sunday, Dec. 24
Christmas Eve Service
7:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St., Metropolis

Sunday, Dec. 24
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
7:00 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Pastor Keith will share the Christmas story from the Scriptures. Following will be the Communion Service and the lighting of the candles.

Sunday, Dec. 24
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
8:30 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis

MONDAY, DECEMBER 25

Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 25-26
Christmas Closures
City Hall will be closed on both Monday and Tuesday.
Bulldog Trash Services will not run on Monday.

Monday, Dec. 25
Christmas Day Service
8:30 a.m.
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 315 E. 3rd St., Metropolis

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26

Tuesday, Dec. 26
Lighthouse Assembly of God Food Bank
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 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 LHAOG670@gmail.com.

Metropolis Planet

ON-GOING EVENTS —–

Through Wednesday, Jan. 3message in bottle
Message in a Bottle Exhibit
Monday-Saturday:  9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday:  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
River Discovery Center, 117 S. Water St., Paducah, Ky.
This exhibit features rare, message-in-a-bottle memorabilia. These were found along the Mississippi River and other U.S. rivers. For details, click here.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
COPE Food Pantry
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 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.

Every Monday-Fridayafter school homework kids
 Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Most of the cafe staff are in college or graduates. Free lemonade or tea, healthy snacks as well as help with homework will be offered. Arts and crafts and a basketball hoop on the patio will be available for kids after they finish their homework. For more information, call 524-7180. For details, click here.

National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson St., Paducah, Ky.
Through Dec. 12:  Light Show
Adults workshops also available. For information, visit Website

Yeiser Art Center
Yeiser Art Center, Market House Square, Paducah, Ky.
Through Dec. 15:  Teen Spirit 2018
Exhibits change throughout the year.   Visit website for schedule

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES —–

Carson Center
100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Dec. 12:  Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Dec. 16:  Darlene Love Holiday Concert
Jan. 4:  Cabaret
Jan. 18:  Skatetacular: Dreams On Ice
For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Market House Theater
141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Live productions.
Dec. 7-17:  The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Jan. 11-21:  The Mountaintop
For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

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

Clemens Fine Arts Center
4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Jan. 21:  American Spiritual Ensemble
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!
Click here for listing of recurring events
Check our Monthly Calendars for more Events
Back to top