December 2016

2016-decFor weekly and monthly events, please visit our Recurring Events listing.

Month of December
Christmas in the Park
Sun.-Thu. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri-Sat.  6 p.m. – 10 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.

Through Dec. 31
Banterra Food Drive
Banterra Bank, 521 Ferry St., Metropolis
The community is invited to make donations of non-perishable food items throughout the holiday season. Donations will go to a local food pantry.


Thursday, Dec. 1
Affordable Art Show
5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway, Paducah.
The event will feature a variety of artwork that includes jewelry, pottery, paintings, fiber art, prints and much more. All the art comes from professional artists who live within 50 miles of Paducah. For information, visit Event Website.

Thurdsay, Dec. 1
Joppa Lady Rangers Basketball
6 p.m.
at home vs. Dongola

Every-Other-Thursday, Dec. 1, 15, 29
Young Elks Club

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Metropolis Elks Lodge, 104 W. 4th St., Metropolis

Thursday, Dec. 1
Rodgers & Hammersteins Cinderella
7 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
This Tony Award-winning Broadway musical delights audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 1-3
Santa Diaries
8 p.m.
Market House Theater, 141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
This outrageously funny, twisted and irreverent one-man play from popular humorist David Sedaris is a take on how the holiday season brings out the best – and the worst – in us all. For adults only.  A beer and wine cash bar will be available before the show.  For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

Friday, Dec. 2
Joppa Rangers Basketball
6 p.m.
At home vs. Elverado

Saturday, Dec. 3 
Kiwanis All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast
6:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
First United Methodist Church, 100 E. Fifth St., Metropolis
Proceeds to benefit Kiwanis children programs. Prices are $7 for adults, and ages 10 and under eat free when accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Mary Ann Mittendorf, at 618-645-0191 or Gayla Smith at 618-638-6795.  Website

Saturday, Dec. 3
Student Council Food Drive
Big John, 1200 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Sav-A-Lot, 701 Pearl St., Metropolis
Massac County High School Student Council will be collecting food for the Christmas meals they provide. Weekend blessing recipients and other families in need benefit from this.  Last year they provided 100 families with meals.  This year it looks to be 110.

Saturday, Dec. 3
Christmas in the Village
Cobden
Santa Claus, strolling carolers, surrey rides, piñatas, Christmas Bazaars and lighting of the village tree.  5K run & walk, along with other activities and entertainment. 618-893-2425.

Saturday, Dec. 3
3rd Annual Holiday Market
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center,  900 W. 10th St.
Vendors will be selling crafts, collectibles, candy, sweets, Christmas Items and other items too numerous to mention.  There will also be hot dogs and chili for sale.  Admission is free.

Saturday, Dec. 3
Annual Christmas Parade in Metropolis
1:30 p.m.
Theme is “Miracle on Market Street”. Route is Washington Park, on E. 3rd Street, up Ferry Street, left on E. 5th Street, around Superman Square, up Market Street to 9th Street. The Metropolis Chamber invites any organization or business to participate in the parade. The alternate date in case of rain is Sunday, December 4th at 1:30 p.m. Please listen to WMOK for rain out information. Entry forms must be returned by November 11th. For guidelines and entry form, will be posted on Facebook Page. For more information, contact the Chamber at 618-524-2714 or office@metropolischamber.com.

Saturday, Dec. 3
Cub Scout Toy Drive
1 p.m.
Cub Scout Pack 101 will have a float in the Christmas Parade that will be a large, toy donation box. Please bring an unwrapped, new toy to the parade. As the scouts walk in the parade, they will collect toys that you bring for kids in need in our community. All donations will stay local.

Saturday, Dec. 3
Santa at the Library
After the parade
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Santa will be hanging around the library, so the kids are welcome to come in and take a picture with him and let him know what they want for Christmas. Free event. Any questions call the library at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 and ask for Ms. Angie.

Saturday, Dec. 3
SCC Medieval Dinner: The Legend Lives On
2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. shows
Shawnee Community College, 8364 College Rd., Ullin, Il.
The Legend Lives On is the prequel to the kingdom of Chelsea. To purchase tickets, contact Stacy Simpson at 618-634-3266.

Saturday, Dec. 3
Santa’s Cottage
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, 516 Market St., Metropolis
Come and see Santa at the Chamber office across from the courthouse square, immediately following the Christmas parade. Santa’s Cottage will also be open on Saturday, December 10th and December 17th from 1-3 p.m. There will be free cookies and hot chocolate. A drop box of the Christmas for Kids Toy Drive is located in the Chamber office and we welcome everyone to bring donate a toy that will go to a Massac County child in need. For information, contact Lori Abbott at 618-524-2714 or office@metrochamber.com.

Saturday, Dec. 3
Christmas Parade and Fun Fun in Paducah
4:30 p.m.  Fun Run
5 p.m.  Parade
Take part or watch the Ugly Christmas Sweater Fun Run at 4:30 p.m. as runners and walkers go down Broadway wearing their ugliest Christmas sweater and craziest socks.  Parade theme is is Pictures of Paducah at Christmastime. The parade starts on Broadway at 14th Street and proceeds to 2nd Street. Santa is expected to make an appearance at this year’s parade. For more information, call 270-444-8508.

Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17
Holiday Laser Light Music Show
Various times
Golden Pond Planetarium, 238 Visitor Center Dr., Cadiz, Ky.
Land Between the Lakes Nat’l. Recreation Area, Ky.
Watch laser lights dance across the 40 foot dome while listening to awesome music All seats are $7. Seats are limited and doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. For more information, call 800-LBL-7077. Website  Show Schedule

Sunday, Dec. 4
Metropolis Tour of Homes
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Massac County Historical Society hosts an annual tour of interesting homes and one church with holiday decor from yesteryear, evergreen wreaths, mistletoe and antique tree ornaments. The Curtis House is featured every year and will offer refreshments.  Tickets are $7 and will be available at any home, so tourgoers may start and end at any point. Balloons will mark each home on the tour. 618-524-8297.

Sunday, Dec. 4
Carols at Early Candlelight
4 p.m.
Historic St. Anne’s, 507 South Main St. in Anna.
Free. Parking behind Stinson Library.  Quaint 1886 churc.  Call 618-833-9441 or 618-833-6989. www.pastonline.org

Sunday, Dec. 4
Annual Community Advent Walk
6:00 p.m.
All are welcome to come and enjoy four beautiful church sanctuaries decorated for the Christmas season.  The prayer and music services start at
6:00 p.m.  First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St.
6:30 p.m.  First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St.
7:00 p.m.  Trinity Presbyterian Church, 605 Metropolis St.
7:30 p.m.  St. Paul Lutheran, 520 Ferry St. Refreshments will be served.
All are welcome. Website

Thursay, Dec. 5
Joppa Lady Rangers Basketball
6 p.m.
at home vs. Cairo

Tuesday, Dec. 6
City Council Committee Meetings
1:00 p.m. Finance
1:30 p.m.  Water, Street and Light
1:45 p.m.  Police and Fire
City Hall, Council Room upstairs, 106 West 5th St., Metropolis
Open to the public.

Tuesday, Dec. 6
Joppa Rangers Basketball
6 p.m.
At home vs. Shawnee

Wednesday, Dec. 7
SCC Holiday Reception
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Shawnee Community College, 8364 Shawnee College Rd., Ullin, Il.
The Holiday Reception will include shopping from local vendors, refreshments, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle and will be held in the K-Atrium on the main campus. For information, contact Lisa Meyer at 618-634-3426 or lisam@shawneecc.edu.

Wednesday, Dec. 7
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
7:15 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting.  For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Thursday, Dec. 8
Mayor Billy’s BBQ Ham Dinner
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Take a break from Christmas shopping and enjoy a delicious dinner. Menu includes, sandwich, mac and cheese, baked beans, dessert and drink. Dine in or carry out. Cost is $8. Proceeds go to the restoration of the Massac Theater.

Thursday, Dec. 8
Essays on the Natural History of Illinois

7 p.m.
216 East Monroe St (alley), Carbondale, Il.
John Schwegman will tell how the essays in his new book came about and a little about the Native Plant Conservation program that they were a part of. He will tell what is covered in the book and some of its highlights. He will be selling and signing copies at the program,and complimentary gift wrapping will be available. The program is free and open to the public. Entrance and parking in rear, off Monroe Street between Marion and Washington, behind Newell House and Holt Tire.Contact Ruth Kelley at 618-684-2196 for more information. Sponsored by the Sierra Club, Shawnee Group.

Thursday, Dec. 8
The State of the Weather
7 p.m.
McCracken County Public Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah
In this unique presentation, Beau Dodson, Chief Meteorologist, will be discussing some of the extreme weather events that have impacted our region over the last few years. He will share from his vast knowledge and experience on winter storm forecasting. He will provide insight into the difficulty of predicting forecasts of frozen precipitation in western Kentucky and southern Illinois. Program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 ext. 117 or bwrinkle@mclib.net.  Website

Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 8-11
Friday-Sunday, Dec. 15-18
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – The Musical
Thur.-Fri:  7 p.m.
Sat.-Sun.:  2:3p p.m.
Market House Theater, 141 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The annual Christmas pageant is in jeopardy when the Herdman kids – who lie, steal, scream, fight, smoke cigars and generally torment the entire neighborhood – take over all the principal roles.  Soon the entire congregation is running for cover. For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

Friday, Dec. 9
PSO Christmas Concert Preview
3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The Paducah Symphony Orchestra will provide two sneak previews of its popular “A Christmas Celebration” concert coming up at the Carson Center on Dec. 10th. The free 30-minute concerts will begin at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Larry Barton Atrium. The concerts are open to hospital patients, staff and families, as well as the public.

Friday-Saturday, Dec. 9-10
Whitehaven Christmas Open House
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Whitehaven, Exit 7 off Interstate 24 on Highway 45, Paducah, Ky.
Tour Whitehaven Welcome Center during the holiday season. Restored 1860s Southern mansion features period furnishings and memorabilia of Paducah native Alben Barkley, who served as Vice President under Harry Truman. Students from Blewett Music Studio will be performing Christmas Music on stringed instruments in the Music Room. Charles Dickens’ Scrooge will be greeting guests.  Refreshements provided. For information, call 270-554-2077.

Friday, Dec. 9
Live Music at BrewCafe: Soup or Man
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
718 BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
Robb Milford and Trip Dortch playing Classic Rock covers and original work. Take a break from the Holiday fracas and join us for an evening of great music, food and drinks.

Friday, Dec. 9
Joppa Lady Rangers Basketball
6:15 p.m.
at Cobden

Saturday, Dec. 10     
Christmas House Tour
Golconda / Pope County
Tour 4 homes, a historic church, and the Davidson Cabin decorated for the Holiday season – at 6:00 a live Nativity Scene and caroling around a huge bonfire on the Court House lawn in downtown Golconda, Santa arrives on the fire truck at 6:30 p.m. For information call 618-683-9702.  Website

Saturday, Dec. 10
Annual Christmas Cookie Sale
9 a.m. – noon
First Christian Church, 5th and Catherine streets, Metropolis
A large selection of freshly baked cookies will be available for $6 per pound. Proceeds are used to benefit local families in need throughout the year. Come early because they go fast.

Saturday, Dec. 10
Paducah Holiday Farmers Market
9 a.m. – 4 pm.
Expo Center, 1 Executive Blvd, Paducah
Many of the Farmers Market vendors will be selling local homegrown goods (even some produce, meat and eggs) for the holiday season or that last minute Christmas gift. There will be a great selection of farm, artisan and baked goods. Little ones can get their picture taken on Santa’s lap, Farmers Market style or choose a Christmas tree.  Kiwanis Christmas trees are back.

Saturdays, Dec.10 and 17
Santa’s Cottage
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, 516 Market St., Metropolis
Santa’s Cottage will be open in the Chamber of Commerce office, across from the courthouse square. There will be free cookies and hot chocolate. A drop box of the Christmas for Kids Toy Drive is located in the Chamber office and we welcome everyone to bring donate a toy that will go to a Massac County child in need. For information, contact Lori Abbott at 618-524-2714 or office@metrochamber.com.

Saturday, Dec. 10
SCC Senior Citizen Day
2 p.m. Chili Supper
3 p.m. Basketball game
Shawnee Community College, 8364 Shawnee College Rd., Ullin, Il.
Senior citizens, aged 60 years and older, along with their families and friends, are invited to a chili supper on the main campus (complimentary to fans 60 years and older), with a SCC Saints basketball game to follow. Senior citizens will also receive free admission to the game.

Saturday, Dec. 10
Joppa Rangers Basketball
3 p.m.
At home vs. FBA boys and girls

Saturday, Dec. 10
PVPP (Pot Valiant Painting Party)
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
718 Market St, Metropolis
Please join us for an evening of wine, beer, food and painting. Fee for painting party is $35. This includes an apron to wear, acrylic paints, brushes, canvas board or stretched canvas, glass of wine, beer, soda or ice tea and hors d’oeuvres.There will be a cash bar and full menu. For our non-imbibing painters we have non-alcoholic beverages. Wear clothes and shoes you can get paint on. You can paint along with the instructor or do your own. At the end of the night you will have your very own one of a kind original painting by you. Event Page

Saturday, Dec. 10
A Christmas Celebration
7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Join the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and choruses as they celebrate the holiday season. This year-after-year sellout is a staple in the community, and for many, no Christmas would be complete without it. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Sunday, Dec. 11
Olde Tyme Christmas
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Reenactors will welcome guests in the Visitor Center which will be festively decorated with items based on 17th and 18th century designs. There will be music and refreshments. Free. For more information, call 618-524-4712.  Facebook

Sunday, Dec. 11
Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest
1:30 p.m. Registration
2:00 p.m. Shooting begins
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
For boys and girls age groups: 8-9, 10-11, 12-13. Contestant’s age group will be determined by the age as of April 1, 2017. Awards for winners and runner-ups, plus lucky price drawings and more.

Monday, Dec. 12
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, Dec. 12
Joppa Rangers Basketball
6 p.m.
At home vs. CFS

Tuesday, Dec. 13
3rd Annual Holiday Grocery Grab
7 p.m.
Big John Grocery, 1200 East 5th St., Metropolis
Two winners will be given three minutes to grab as many groceries as thjey can stuff into one cart. Tickets, which are $5 each, can be purchased from any local Rotary member, at the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast on Dec. 3rd, or at Big John. Winners will be drawn on Dec. 8th.

Wednesday-Monday, Dec. 14-19
Tree Decorating Contest
Residents of Metropolis are invited to participate in an exterior tree decorating contest. The winner will receive $100. Judging takes place on Dec. 19th. To enter, stop by Chiropractic Works, 721 Market St., Metropolis, or call 618-524-8300.

Wednesday, Dec. 14
Movie Night: Christmas Carol
6 p.m.
Powers United Methodist Church, 3210 IL 145 Rd., Metropolis
The church will host a free movie night for the community. Free pizza, soda and snacks will be served. Everyone is invited to attend.

Thursday, Dec. 15
Sweet Swap and Sock Snowman Craft
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Bring 2 dozen cookies or candy, which will be traded with everyone else who participates. Please bring recipes if you would like to share. Also make a sock snowman as well. Please register at the library by calling 618-524-4312 ext. 3 by Dec. 12th. No online registration.

Thursday, Dec. 15
Joppa Lady Rangers Basketball
6 p.m.
at home vs. Meridian

Saturday, Dec. 17
Santa at City National Bank
9:30 a.m. – 11 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. 17
Christmas Dinner
Noon – 2 p.m.
Victory Full Gospel Church, 2795 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
At The River Ministries host this free Christmas dinner. Food, music, gifts and testimonials will be given. To arrange for transportation, call Dan Haun at 618-638-6901.

Saturday, Dec. 17
Christmas Card Craft Hour
3:30 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Join in the Christmas fun by making homemade Christmas Cards. The kids will have a variety of items to pick from to decorate their cards. This program is intended for kids ages 6 and up. Please call or come in to the library by Friday, Dec. 9th to register. Free program. Any questions, call the library at 618-524-4312 ext. 3 and ask for Ms. Angie.

Saturday, Dec. 17
Santa Coming to Brookport
6 p.m.
Brookport City Council meeting hall, West Third St., Brookport
Santa will arrive by firetruck at 6 p.m. with sirens announcing his visit. He will listen to children’s requests and hand out a bag of treats to each child. Sponsored by the Brookport Fire Department and city officials. For information, contact Andrea Douglas at 618-564-2079 or anderatd@yahoo.com.

Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 17-18
Live Nativity
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Victory Full Gospel Church, 2795 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Everyone invited. Donations will be accepted for a local food pantry.

Saturday, Dec. 17
Patriots Basketball
6:15 p.m.
Patriots vs. Anna-Jonesboro at home

Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 17-18
Shepherds and Kings Musical
7 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
Everyone is invited. Admission is free. For information, call John Windings at 618-524-8681.

Sunday, December 18
Shawnee Chapter of the Illinois Audubon
Christmas Bird Count

The Shawnee Chapter 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. It is an all day count but blocks of three hours minimum or specific sites are acceptable. Contact Douglas at 618-564-2079 for territory assignments and maps. Inexperienced birders will be paired with more experienced ones.

Sunday, Dec. 18
Annual Live Nativity
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
New Hope Baptist Church, New Columbia Road between Metropolis and Vienna
Nativity will be at the church’s Family Life Center. Non-perishable food items or monetary donations will be accepted for COPE food pantry.

Sunday, Dec. 18
The Christmas Hope
6 p.m.
Lighthouse Assembly of God, 670 Airport Rd., Metropolis
Come and see the story of one family who is about to lose the meaning of Christmas but find it again when the dad reminds them. Special songs sung by Sherman & Pat Shelby, Beverly Legereit, Barbara Clay, Denny Clay and Shelly Russell.

Monday, Dec. 19
Pippin
7 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.

The musical tells the story of a young man at a crossroads in his life. Does he follow in the footsteps of his father, one of the most powerful men in the land? Or does he strike out on his own, to find his own “corner of the sky?” The story is told by a traveling troupe of actors and acrobats. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Tuesday, Dec. 20
Veteran Job Services
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Tim Scarbrough from the Illinois Department of Employment Security will be at the library to help veterans with Illinois Job Link registration, resume building and assessment, interviewing advice and job search tips. Veterans should bring their current resume and their DD214. Please make sure your Illinoisjoblink.com registration and resume are current and active. Please call Mr. Scarbrough for an appointment to meet with with him at the library during these dates and times, 618-241-6733.

Wednesday, Dec. 21
Longest Night Service
6 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St., Metropolis
The service will offer help to those who need it, including those who are suffering sorrow or the loss of a loved one, and give them grace and peace this holiday season. Sponsored by Aikens-Farmer, Miller and Brookport funeral homes.

Thursday, Dec. 22
Spice Up The Holidays
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Herb and spice program with Rhonda James from the Skin Shop speaking about the beneficial properties of spices and recipes. Rhonda is our go-to-gal on all things herbs and spice. Everyone is invited to attend.

Thursday, Dec. 24 (tentative)
Christmas Eve Church Services
For details, see Event Post.
4 p.m. & 7 p.m.  First United Methodist candlelight services
6 p.m. Community Christian candlelight service
6:30 p.m. Faith Lutheran children’s program
7 p.m. First Christian candlelight service
8:30 p.m. St. Paul candlelight Service
8:30 p.m. St. Rose Christmas Eve service
9 p.m. Lutheran Church of the Cross candlelight service
10:30 p.m. St. John’s candlelight service

Saturday, Dec. 24
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

7 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Pastor Keith will share the Christmas story from the Scriptures. Following will be the lighting of the candles and communion.

Saturday, Dec. 24 – tentative
Children’s Christmas Eve Program
7 p.m.
St. John Lutheran Church
5187 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis

Saturday, Dec. 24
Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service
9 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Cross, 2601 North Ave., Metropolis
Service features the Christmas story, carols, prayers, meditation, children’s sermon, and Holy Communion for everyone. The community is invited. For information, contact Pr. David Deem at 618-524-4628 or lcocross@frontier.com.

Sunday, Dec. 25
Christmas Day Mass
8:30 a.m.
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 315 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
For information, call 618-524-8202.

Sunday, Dec. 25 – tentative
Christmas Day Service
10 a.m .
Faith Lutheran Church, 3464 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
For information, call 618-524-4243

Sunday, Dec. 25
Christmas Day Service
10:30 a.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Worship service which will be a special focus on the gifts Christ has given all of us. Everyone is invited to come and share in the serving of communion.

Thursday-Friday, Dec. 29-30
Joppa Rangers Basketball
at Dongola Christmas Tournament

Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 29-31
Joppa Lady Rangers Basketball
6 p.m.
at CCA Tournament

Saturday, Dec. 31
Paducah Wastelanders 10th Annual New Year’s Eve Art Exhibition and Celebration
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
Paducah Wastelanders is a group of local and regional artists, including from Kentucky and Illinois, who are long time residents of the region. Wastelander members participating in this exhibit are Juanita Gilliam, Mark Donham, LaNelle Mason, Ben Walker, Jason Hargrove, and new Wastelander member Sandra Pfeifer. Guest artists are Rick Nancy, Stacey Reason, and Brent McKinney. Event is free and open to the public. The art exhibition will remain up from Wed.-Sat, Jan. 3-7. For information, email Mark Donham at markkris@earthlink.net. Event website

Saturday, Dec. 31
New Years Bash
Time sets:  6-8 p.m., 8-10 p.m., and 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Metropolis Super Bowl, 1107 E. 8th St., Metropolis
The fee for the 6-8 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. sets is $40, which includes unlimited bowl and up to 5 pairs of shoes. For $10 more add a 1 topping pizza and up to 5 large drinks. The fee for the 10 p.m.-1 a.m. is $70. Fee includes unlimited bowling, up to 5 pairs of shoes, 1 Bottle of champagne or sparkling juice/cider, and party favors. Glow Bowl starting at 8 p.m. Reservations only (no open bowling). Special Music. TVs set to watch the New York Ball Drop at 11 p.m. and 12 p.m.

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