Easter Activities In And Around Metropolis

Whether you are looking for an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids or an church service for yourself or your family, here are several events to choose from.

Saturday, March 24
Noble Park Annual Easter Eggstravanganza
9 a.m.
Noble Park, 2801 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. in front of the pool house. Hunt will begin at 9:45 a.m. This free egg hunt is for children (ages 10 and younger) to pick up as many eggs as they can after the whistle blows. Bring your Easter baskets or a sack because there will be plenty of eggs to collect. The children race to pick up 15,000 candy-filled eggs. For information, contact Mallory McVey at 270-444-8508 or mgmcvey@paducahky.gov.  Website.

Thursday, March 29holy-thursday
Holy Thursday Service
7 p.m.
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 315 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Lord’s Supper.

Thursday, March 29maundy thursday
Maundy Thursday Service
7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Worship and Holy Communion.

Thursday, March 29glow dark eggs
Glow In The Dark Egg Hunt
8 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
Come for devotions and for a big glow in the dark egg hunt for children through 6th grade.

Friday, March 30
Good Friday Community Service
12:10 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Several churches come together and present a special service in the sanctuary. Speakers include Orlando McReynolds, Terry Mathis, John Kiehl, Kent Hollis and Keith Tilford. Music by Terri and Myra Peeler. Everyone is invited to attend.

Friday, March 30
Good Friday Service
7 p.m.
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 315 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Holy Cross Service.

Saturday, March 31prayer vigil
Prayer Vigil
6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Anyone is welcome to come and pray.

Saturday, March 31
St. John’s Lenten Breakfast
8:30 a.m.
St. John’s Church, 6201 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
Everyone is invited to attend this Easter event of food, fellowship and worship. Admission is free.

Saturday, March 31
Zeta Zeta Easter Egg Hunt
10 a.m. – Noon
Washington Park in Metropolis.
Zeta Zeta Sorority sponsors this popular event where over 6000 eggs and prizes will be hidden in the park. The Easter Egg Hunt is free and open to children age 10 and under.

Saturday, March 31
Immanuel Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt
11 a.m.
Immanuel Baptist Church, 1119 Market St., Metropolis
For ages 0 through 6th grade. Free.  For information, call 618-524-2729.

Saturday, March 31
Brookport Easter Egg Hunt
Noon – 1 p.m.
Brookport Park, Brookport, IL
Prizes for Gold/Silver eggs, Most Eggs, and Least Eggs will be given and there will be a special guest, Riley the Easter Bunny. Brownie, the real bunny, will be there for any attention anyone wants to give him. Sponsored by Barneys. Parents please bring your camera and baskets for your children.

Saturday, March 31easter vigil
Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass
7:30 p.m.
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 315 E. 3rd St., Metropolis

Sunday, April 1
Bald Knob Cross Easter Sunrise Service
Bald Knob Mountain, Alto Pass.
Annual Sunrise Easter Service at Bald Knob Cross of Peace. This event is attended by hundreds of people annually. It is an outdoor event, so bring either folding chairs or blankets to sit upon. Come worship our Lord as the sun rises across southern Illinois and lights up Bald Knob Cross. For information, call 618-893-2344. www.baldknobcross.com.

Sunday, April 1
Easter Services and Egg Hunt
8 a.m.  Early Service
9:30 Egg Hunt
10 a.m. Church Service
First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St., Metropolis

Sunday, April 1 
Easter Sunday
8:30 a.m.
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 315 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Easter Mass

Sunday, April 1
Easter Sunday
9 a.m. Sunday School
10:15 a.m. Morning Worship
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis

Sunday, April 1
Easter Sunday
9:30 a.m.  Easter Egg Hunt & Sunday School
10:30 a.m.  Morning Worship
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis

Sunday, April 1
Easter Sunday
9:30 a.m.  Sunday School
10:30 a.m.  Morning Worship
Seven Mile Baptist Church, 2513 IL-145 Rd., Metropolis
Special music presented by Kevin Stepter.