February 2018

For weekly and monthly events, please visit our Recurring Events listing.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Thursday, Feb. 1
Joppa Lady Rangers Basketball

6:00 p.m.
Lady Rangers at Shawnee.

Thursday, Feb. 1
MCHS Lady Patriots Basketball

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

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Friday-Sunday, Feb. 2-4
Annual Southern Illinois Boat and Fishing Show
Fri. 3:00 pm. – 8:00 p.m.
Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sun. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Pavilion of the City of Marion, 1602 Sioux Dr., Marion
Boats, Tackle, Rods, RV’s and more. Seminars throughout the weekend. Family friendly atmosphere. Free admission and parking. Website.

Friday, Feb. 2
Joppa Rangers Varsity Basketball

6:00 p.m.
Rangers at Agape.

Friday, Feb. 2
MCHS Patriots Varsity Basketball
6:15 p.m.
Patriots at Harrisburg. Schedule listed on website.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Saturday, Feb. 3
Joppa Rangers Varsity Basketball

6:00 p.m.
Rangers at Thompsonville.

Saturday, Feb. 3
MCHS Patriots Varsity Basketball
6:15 p.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Patriots vs. Caterville, at home. Schedule listed on website.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Tuesday, Feb. 6
Joppa Rangers Varsity Basketball
6:00 p.m.
Joppa High School, 911 Joppa North Ave., Joppa
Joppa Rangers vs. Pope County, at home.

Tuesday, Feb. 6
MCHS Lady Patriots Basketball

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

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Thursday, Feb. 8
MCHS Lady Patriots Basketball

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

Thursday, Feb. 8
Being Aunt Jemima, the Pancake Queen
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.Portrayed by Debra Faulk.
Nancy Green was born enslaved in Montgomery County, Kentucky, in 1834. Nancy Green became “Aunt Jemima” in 1880 and that gave Green financial independence few African Americans and few women experienced at the time. She used her wealth as a means to empower her community. For details, visit website.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Friday-Sunday, Feb. 9-11
Civil War Weekend

Anna Arts Center, 125 West Davie Street, Anna, Il.
On Friday: Blue and Grey Dinner. On Saturday: speakers and booths from 9 am – 4 pm. At 7 pm, Back Porch Band performs music of the 1860s and provides the history, On Sunday: bus tour: “Lincoln and Other Civil War Sites in Anna-Jonesboro” at 1 pm.  A 90 minute historical bus tour that relegates the history and stories of Lincoln’s visit to Union County. Will depart from the Anna Arts Center. Call 618- 833-8745 for $10 reservation.  Open House at the PAST Heritage House from 1:30-3:30 pm in Jonesboro. Facebook.

Friday, Feb. 9
MCHS Patriots Varsity Basketball
6:15 p.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Patriots vs. Herrin, at home. Schedule listed on website.

Friday, Feb. 9
Tim Hawkins
7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Tim exposes the ridiculousness of daily life while marveling in its hilarity. While his stand-up is riotous, fans are often more amazed at his singing voice and guitar chops. Tim’s hilarious music videos have brought him viral YouTube fame with fan favorites including The Chick-fil-A Song, Yoga Pants, Cletus Take the Reel, and The Government Can. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Saturday, Feb. 10
Cupid’s Chase 5K and 10K
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Race begins: 9:00 a.m.
Community Options, Inc. invites runners, walkers, and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs) to help make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. For details and registration information, see Event PageWebsite.

Saturday, Feb. 10
MCHS Lady Patriots Basketball

11:00 a.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Lady Patriots at Carterville. Schedule listed on website.

Saturday, Feb. 10
MCHS Patriots Varsity Basketball
6:15 p.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Patriots vs. Benton, at home. Schedule listed on website.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Monday, Feb. 12
Lincoln’s Birthday Closings
Many offices and local businesses will be closed in observance of Lincoln’s birthday. State and county offices will be closed.  Massac Unit One and Joppa Maple-Grove school districts will be in session. No delay in trash service in Metropolis.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Tuesday, Feb. 13
MCHS Patriots Varsity Basketball
6:15 p.m.
Patriots at Eldorado. Schedule listed on website.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Thursday, Feb. 15
Reading and Book Signing with Crystal Wilkinson
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Crystal Wilkinson is a poet and fiction writer whose debut novel, The Birds of Opulence, received the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Her other works include the short-story collections Blackberries, Blackberries—winner of the Chaffin Award for Appalachian Literature—and Water Street, a finalist for both the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Website.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Friday-Monday, Feb. 16-19
Great Backyard Bird Count
The Great Backyard Bird Count is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at birdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.

Tuesday, Feb. 16
Joppa Rangers Varsity Basketball
6:00 p.m.
Joppa High School, 911 Joppa North Ave., Joppa
Joppa Rangers vs. Elverado, at home.

Friday, Feb. 16
MCHS Patriots Varsity Basketball
6:15 p.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis
Patriots vs. Frankfort, at home. Schedule listed on website.

Friday, Feb. 16
Capitol Steps
7:30 p.m.
Clemens Fine Arts Center, 4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Laugh off the winter blues with great comedy from the Capitol Steps. There is a long and rich tradition of political satire in the United States, and the premier group for spoofing, lampooning, and laughing out loud at our political leaders is the Capitol Steps. Admission is $30 for adults and $15 for students/children. Visit website for more details.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Monday, Feb. 19
President’s Day Holiday Closings
City and county offices, banks, federal offices, and some retail businesses will be closed. The state’s driver service facilities that are normally closed on Monday will be closed on Saturday as well as Monday. Massac Unit One and Joppa-Maple Grove school districts will not be in session.  There will be no delay in trash service in Metropolis.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Tuesday, Feb. 20
MCHS Patriots Varsity Basketball
6:15 p.m.
Patriots at Herrin. Schedule listed on website.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 24-25
Maple Syrup Festival and Pancake Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Touch of Nature Environmental Center
1206 Touch of Nature Rd, Makanda, Il.
A family-fun event. Learn the process of making maple syrup from the woods to the kitchen.   Maple syrup demonstrations, interpretive hikes, blacksmith, hide tanning, silk embroidery, furniture making, and local artisans and vendors. A home-cooked pancake breakfast served with harvested maple syrup both days. Free Entry, but you’ll need to register for the Pancake Breakfast. Featuring syrup collected from sugar maple trees on our property. 618-453-1121 or ton.siu.edu.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Monday, Feb. 27
Dirty Dancing
7:15 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.


TENTATIVE LISTINGS  —–

Saturday, Feb. 11
Annual Chili Supper Benefit
4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Cross, 2601 North Ave., Metropolis
Menu includes chili, hot dogs, beverages and deserts. Carry outs available. Free will donations. Proceeds benefit Guardian Family Services Center and Lourdes Hospice. For information, contact Pr. David Deem at 618-524-4628 or lcocross@Frontier.com.

Wednesday, Feb. 14
Ash Wednesday Service
6:00 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Everyone is invited to this special service in the sanctuary as we enter the Lenten season. Come for worship, special music, Blessing of the Ashes, and Communion Service.

Thursday-Sunday, Feb.
Civil War Weekend
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Anna Arts Center, 125 W. Davie St., Anna, Il.
Exhibits which include guns and quilts; re-enactors and storytelling. Civil War era food and music, along with a play and a tour of historic sites. For information, call 904-625-1109 or email vabchlee@gmail.com.   Website

Friday, Feb.
Empty Bowls Glaze-A-Thon
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Paducah School of Art & Design, 919 Madison St.
Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) will host a second event in preparation for the Empty Bowls Luncheon on Feb. 25. Individuals ages 14 and older are invited to glaze ceramic bowls that will be used as serving bowls and commemorative gifts to participants at this year’s Empty Bowls Project on Feb. 25. The Throw-A-Thon and Glaze-A-Thon events are free to the public. All instruction and materials will be provided by PSAD. These two creative events will help produce some of the 1,700 bowls for this annual fundraiser, an event that provides operational support to Paducah’s Community Kitchen. Call 270-908-0090 for more information.

Saturday, Feb.
Chicken and Dumplings Dinner
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Menu will also include green beans, corn, slaw, rolls and cake. Drinks available for dine-in orders only. Free will donations will be accepted. Dine-in and carryout orders will be available downstairs in Fellowship Hall. For information, call 618-524-7118.

Thursday, Feb.
Unity Chili Supper
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Menu will include chili, hot dogs, chips, drink and dessert, all for $1 each. Everyone is invited to attend.

Saturday, Feb.
Empty Bowls Project
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Paducah Convention Center, 415 Park Ave., Paducah, KY
This project supports the Community Kitchen of Paducah by gathering over 1400 hand-made ceramic bowls and over a dozen different restaurants together to offer a wonderful opportunity to feed the most fragile members of our community. For the price of your ticket you get to choose any one of the handmade bowls in front of you, have it filled by any one of the restaurants there at the event and you go home with your bowl as a token of your commitment to your neighbors. For information, call 270-908-0090.

Saturday, Feb.
Annual Beast Feast
5 p.m.
Joppa Missionary Baptist Church, 100 Washington St., Joppa
Barbecue (pork, chicken bologna) will be provided as well as desserts. Those attending are asked to bring a side dish. All adults and kids are invited. Speaker is Jack Russell. Free door prizes, duck and turkey calling contest, and Center Shot archery range. Bring your mounts to be displayed on the Wall of Fame.  Facebook

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