February 2018

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

ONGOING

Through February 28
Massac County Fair Book Cover Contest
Anyone 7-21 years of age is invited to take an 8.5 x 11 plain white paper with a design that represents what the Youth Fair means to them. It must be in black and white. Return entries to Massac County Youth Fair Association, PO Box 882, Metropolis. One entry will be chosen as the winner and will receive $25. For information, call Tammie Obermark at 618-534-3376 or Marlene Loverkamp-Clapp at 270-748-7327. Facebook.

Through April 1
Skilled Trade Scholarship Applications being accepted
Applications for the second annual Reed Electric, Heating & Air Skilled Trade Scholarship are being accepted now through April 1. Any graduating senior from Massac County or Joppa High School who will be continuing their education for an Electrical, HVAC, or Plumbing skilled trade may qualify. Ask your School counselor for details.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Thursday, Feb. 1  (register by Jan. 29)
Heart Photo Magnets Craft
4-5 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Come and make decoupage photo magnets. Bring pictures to photo copy or the library can print them off of the computer. Must be registered by Monday, January 29th. This craft is for adults 18 and up Register by coming into the library or calling 618-524-4312.  Facebook.

Thursday, Feb. 1
Joppa Lady Rangers Basketball

6 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.

Thursday, Feb. 1
Metropolis Town Hall Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Central Hall, 1009 North Ave., Metropolis
Metropolis business owners are invited to attend this business-focused interactive meeting. Topics to be addressed include: shared concerns and possible solutions for business owners, setting goals and direction for the business community, and how business owners and community members can work together to accomplish goals.  Metropolis Chamber leadership will participate in this meeting, and Metropolis Tourism Director will also explain the role that the Tourism Board plays in promoting Metropolis.  The meeting is open to the public.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Friday, Feb. 2baptist-health
Kangaroo Klub for Breastfeeding Mothers
1-2:30 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 270-415-4680 for information.

Friday-Sunday, Feb. 2-4
Annual Southern Illinois Boat and Fishing Show
Fri. 3-8 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m.-3 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 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
Clothing Giveaway
9 a.m.-Noon
Weaver Creek Baptist Church, 2997 North Ave., Metropolis
Clothing, infants through adults will be offered. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Saturday, Feb. 3baptist-health
Prepared Childbirth Class
9 a.m.-1 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.

Saturday, Feb. 3
Frog & Toad Survey Orientation
1-3 p.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, Il.
Learn how to conduct listening surveys of the frogs and toads of the Cache River Watershed for the Illinois Natural History Survey. No special skills needed; families welcome to participate. All materials will be provided for surveys, conducted four times between February and June.  For information, call 618-657-2064. Website.

Saturday, Feb. 3
Joppa Rangers Basketball

6 p.m.
Rangers at Thompsonville.

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

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Mondays, Feb. 5 and Feb. 12baptist-health
Prepared Childbirth Classes
5-7 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.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Tuesday, Feb. 6
Joppa Rangers Basketball
6 p.m.
Joppa High School
Joppa Rangers vs. Pope County, at home.

Tuesday, Feb. 6
MCHS Patriots Basketball
6:15 p.m.
Patriots at Frankfort. Rescheduled from Jan. 12th due to weather.

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.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Wednesdays, Feb. 7 and Feb. 21baptist-health
Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30-11 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, Feb. 7
Public Safety Meeting for County Schools
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd, Metropolis
Due to the fact there have been two school shootings recently, Metropolis Police Dept. will host a town hall type meeting to address concerns from the First Responder point of view and also to address concerns from the parents of students. This will also be open to the public.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Thursday, Feb. 8
Have a Heart: End-of-Life Decisions
1 p.m.
Massac Memorial Hospital, 28 Chick St., Metropolis
Free event hosted by New Beginnings Dept. Discussions include Advance Directives, Living Wills, selecting a healthcare power of attorney and estate planning; as well as Do Not Resusitate Orders and organ donations. Speakers are Maria Hafford, Elder Law attorney, and Brian Bush, organ/tissue donation specialist. For information, call 618-524-7370.

Thursday, Feb. 8
Cache River Movie Night: American Wolf
6-7:30 p.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, Il.
Movie series will focus on North American animals: bison, wolf, cougar, elk and black bear. This month’s feature is the bison/buffalo, which is once again an Illinois resident at Wildlife Prairie Park and Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. For information, call 618-657-2064. Website.

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
7-8 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. She 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.
Unity Annual Chili Supper & Silent Auction
5-8 p.m.
Unity Elementary School, 6846 Unity School Rd., Brookport
Menu includes bowls of chili, hot dogs, chips, drinks, and desserts. This year’s event is during Unity Lion’s home basketball game vs. the Franklin Lancers.  The Silent Auction features classroom baskets, artwork, and generously donated items from your favorite local businesses. Come out and enjoy the evening that supports many educational activities and supplies at the school. For information, contact Brooke Durham at 618-564-2582 or UnityLionsPTO@gmail.com.

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

Friday, Feb. 9
Sweet Heart Dance
7-10 pm
Brookport Old Gym, 308 Crockett St., Brookport
The Brookport Fire Department is sponsoring an adult dance to raise money for a new fire truck. Raffle and refreshments will be available. Music provided by a DJ. Cost is $10 per couple and $5 per individual. For information, contact Donna Copley or Madeline, 618-636-3372 or 618 309-5201.

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.

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 9-10
Live Music at Harrah’s: DJ Brian Graves
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Having DJ’d thousands of events for over 30 years, DJ Brian Graves knows the right tracks to keep the crowd on their feet. Different musicians will perform each weekend in the Signature Bar in casino.  Website.  Facebook.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Saturday, Feb. 10
Cupid’s Chase 5K and 10K
Registration: 8 a.m.,  Race: 9 a.m.
Downtown Paducah
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 a.m.
Massac County High School
Lady Patriots at Carterville. Schedule listed on website.

Saturday, Feb. 10  (register by Feb. 3)
Kids Valentine Craft
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Everyone will get a canvas to paint and the library will provide a variety of paint colors, stencils, embellishments, etc. Please have the kids wear old clothes in case of accidents. This program is for kids ages 8 and up and is free. Please call 618-524-4312 or come into the library to register to make sure there are enough supplies. Register by coming into the library or calling .  Facebook.

Saturday, Feb. 10
Valentine Steak Dinner

5-7 p.m.
American Legion, 321 Market St.
Enjoy a delicious steak dinner with a loved one.  Cost is $15 for each dinner. Tickets must be purchased before Feb 5th. Tickets can be purchased at the American Legion in Metropolis or by asking a ALA member. All proceeds go towards supporting our local veterans. Tickets are required and are non-refundable.

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

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Sunday, Feb. 11
Josh  Stratemeyer Benefit Luncheon
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St.
Please help Josh raise money to pay for his growing hospital bills. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $10 for BBQ nachos and a drink. $12 for BBQ sandwich, baked beans, potato salad, chips and a drink. $6 kids meal includes hot dog, chips, gummies and a drink. Contact Jennifer Travis, Courtney Harrell or Amber Cissel for tickets. For more information, leave comment on Facebook.

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.

Monday Feb. 12
Red Cross Blood Drives
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 website.

Monday Feb. 12
Red Cross Blood Drives
12:30-5:30 p.m.
Golconda First Baptist Church, 127 E. Jefferson St., Golconda, IL
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 website.

Monday, Feb. 12 and Wednesday, Feb. 14baptist-health
Diabetes Classes
1-4 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 Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2282 for information.

Mondays, Feb. 12baptist-health
Prepared Childbirth Class
5-7 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.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Tuesday, Feb. 13
Red Cross Blood Drives
Noon-4 p.m.
Crossroad United Methodist Church, 1289 Ullin Rd., Ullin
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 website.

Tuesday, Feb. 13
Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday
6-8 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis,
It is Fat Tuesday and time to feast before we fast. This is a Masquerade Party so get your best Gold, Green and Purple costume or mask. Bring your beads. Dinner with drinks and fun. Cost is $35. Facebook.

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

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Wednesday, Feb. 14
Lover’s Lunch
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis,
Come for a Lovers Lunch on Valentines Day. Menu includes Salad, Tomato and Beef Ragu or Chicken Alfredo Fettuccine or Vegetable Fettuccine. Chocolate Cake with Cherry sauce for dessert. Lunch cost is $10. Wine and 718 Beer available for $4 a glass. Facebook.

Wednesday, Feb. 14baptist-health
Diabetes Class
1-4 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 Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2282 for information.

Wednesday, Feb. 14
Ash Wednesday Service
6 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.

Wednesday-Sunday, Feb. 14-18
Flanagan’s Wake
6:30 p.m.
Market House Theater, Multi-Purpose Stage, 200 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Join the villagers of the beautiful fictional village of Grapplin, County Sligo, Ireland, as they tell tales, sing songs and mourn the passing of one of their own, Flanagan. You’ll be transported to the Emerald Isle to grieve as only the Irish can. Website.

Wednesday, Feb. 14
The Illusionists – Live from Broadway
7:15 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
This mind blowing spectacular showcases the talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Thursday, Feb. 15
Kangaroo Klub for Breastfeeding Mothers
10-11:30 a.m.
Immanuel Baptist Church, 1119 Market St., Metropolis
Support group for women who breastfeed or expectant mothers who plan to breastfeed. Phone 270-415-4680 for information.

Thursday, Feb. 15
Reading and Book Signing with Crystal Wilkinson
7-8 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.

FRIDAY, 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.

Friday, Feb. 16
Benefit Luncheon
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
First Church of God, 11th & Girard sts., Metropolis
Meal will be delivered and donations accepted. Menu includes chicken salad croissant sandwiches, chips, brownie and water. To place an order call 618-524-7166 or 618-967-1174

Friday, Feb. 16
Joppa Rangers Basketball
6 p.m.
Joppa High School
Joppa Rangers vs. Elverado, at home.

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

Friday, Feb. 16
Massac County 4th-5th-6th Grade Valentine Ball
7-10 p.m.
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St.
DJ, dancing, professional photography, concessions, and roses for your sweetheart. Chaperoned by the parents of Cub Scout Pack 101! $6 at the door. Parent or guardian must be available by phone in case of emergency. No drugs, alcohol, weapons, fighting or funny business allowed. Just fun.

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.

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 16-17
Live Music at Harrah’s: Reckless
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Derek St Holmes is known for being the lead vocalist for Ted Nugent on classics such as “Stranglehold,” “Stormtroopin” and “Just What the Doctor Ordered.” Different musicians will perform each weekend in the Signature Bar in casino.  Website.  Facebook.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Saturday, Feb​.​ 17
​Western KY Polar Plunge & Polar 5K​
9​ a.m.-Noon​
KY Dam Village Convention Center​, ​113 Administration Dr.​ ​Gilbertsville, K​y.​
The Polar Plunge is one of the biggest Special Olympics fundraisers of the year. Participants still solicit donations (a BEAR minimum of $75 to take part or $50 for Junior Plungers), but instead of walking, Polar Bears take a chilly dip into the lake.​ ​You can choose to run into the lake from the Kentucky Dam Village shore instead of jumping from the docks, OR you can be a Polar Plunge Triple Crown winner, by completing the 5K, jumping from the dock AND running in from the shore. ​For details, visit website.

Saturday, Feb. 17
Barn Quilt Painting Party, part 2
1-5 p.m.
718 BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
Paint a 24″x24″ Barn Quilt on wood. All materials are supplied. The design will be the star pictured here. If you would like to paint a different block, please call ahead  at 618-524-7180. Project is $35. Please reserve ASAP to prepare materials. Class is limited to 15 people. Deposit is $15 to hold a seat. Facebook.

Saturday, Feb. 17  (register by Feb. 9)
No Sew Emoji Pillow Craft
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Make a no-sew pillows that can look like almost any emoji you want. For this craft, you will use different fabrics and glues, fiber fill and some embellishments. This craft is intended for kids ages 10 and up. Please call 618-524-4312 or come into the library to register to make sure there are enough materials. Register by coming into the library or calling .  Facebook.

Saturday, Feb. 17
Annual Chili Supper Benefit
4:30-7 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Cross, 2601 North Ave., Metropolis
Menu includes chili, chicken chili, hot dogs, drinks and deserts. Carry outs available. Free will donations. Proceeds will benefit Josh Stratemeyer and COPE food pantry. There will be a raffle for a camouflage quilt crafted by Patty Ashby with the drawing at 7 pm with proceeds benefiting Water Wells in Africa. For information, contact Pr. David Deem at 618-524-4628 or lcocross@Frontier.com.

Saturday, Feb. 17
An Evening of John Williams & Friends

7:30-10:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Tickets are $21, $38, and $48. For more information, visit Website.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Sunday, Feb. 18
PSO Encore Performance – Made in America
3 p.m.
Immanuel Baptist Church, 3465 Buckner Ln, Paducah, KY
The PSO Chorus’ annual tradition featuring music by American composers. Cost is $10. For more information, visit website.

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.

Monday, Feb. 19baptist-health
Breastfeeding Class
6-8 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.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Tuesday, Feb. 20
Shopkins Live!
3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
The #1 kids toy in North America is live and on stage in Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! See your favorite shoppies in an original new live show featuring musical performances by Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, Polli Polish and more. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Tuesday, Feb. 20
Prune Time: Tree and Shrub
5-6:30 p.m.
McCracken County Coop. Extension, 2025 New Holt Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Join us for this free community workshop as we learn from Kathy Wimberly, agent for horticulture, on proper pruning for trees and shrubs. This class is free and open to the public. Facebook,

Tuesday, Feb. 20baptist-health
Cancerport Breast Cancer Support Group
6 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, Feb. 20
Canvas & Cocktails
6-8 p.m.
Cordavino’s, 310 Ferry St., Metropolis
There will be 24 seats available. Your $25 fee covers all necessary art supplies. Drinks are purchased separately from the bar. Don’t worry about artistic ability or technique. They will teach those.  Just come prepared to have lots of great fun. Facebook.

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

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Wednesday, Feb. 21baptist-health
Parkinson’s Support Group
9:30-11 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.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Friday, Feb. 23
2nd Annual Cosmic Bowling Tournament

6-9 p.m.
Metropolis Super Bowl, 1107 E. 8th St., Metropolis
Get a team together, and have some fun. There will be give-a-ways, prizes and more throughout the event.The fees are: Five-player team is $150, Lane Sponsorship is $125, and Team/Lane Sponsor combo is $250. Please contact Amanda at Metropolis Chamber of Commerce at 618-524-2714 or office@metropolischamber.com as soon as possible to secure your spots.

Friday, Feb. 23
Comedy Night at Fat Edd’s
7:30-9 p.m.
Fat Edd’s, upstairs, 323 Ferry St., Metropolis
Fat Edd’s Roadhouse will be hosting a comedy night upstairs in their event space. Come out and enjoy good food, drinks and a laugh. Cost is free. For information, call 618-524-5525.

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 23-24
Live Music at Harrah’s: The Cruisers
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Their song list spans 6 decades, from the 1950’s to today. Ranging from Blues, Classic Rock, Pop, Country Rock, Funk, Soul, Motown, and Light Jazz. Different musicians will perform each weekend in the Signature Bar in casino.  Website.  Facebook.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 24-25
Maple Syrup Festival and Pancake Breakfast
9 a.m.-3 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.

Saturday, Feb. 24
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. Facebook.

Saturday, Feb. 24 – March 24
Catapalooza
1 p.m.
Project Hope Humane Society, 1698 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Offering 1/2 price adoption fees ($35) and eligible cats will already be spayed or neutered, wormed, micro-chipped and current on all vaccines. There will be raffle tickets for a 32″ Samsung LED TV, that will benefit Cash for Cats, a local group that offers low-cost spay and neuters to local residents who need assistance with their cats. In addition, we are requesting supplies for the upcoming kitten season. Come on out to Project Hope or visit Facebook or Petfinder.com.

Saturday, Feb. 24
Delta Blues Presentation with Lew Jetton
4-5 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Come and enjoy “Rooted in the Delta Blues” with Lew Jetton. Lew will be discussing the history of the Delta Blues, answering questions, and will be performing Blues guitar music. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited to attend.

Saturday, Feb. 24
Chicken and Dumplings Dinner
4–6:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Menu will include chicken and dumplings, green beans, corn, slaw, rolls and cake. Drinks available for dine-in orders only. Free will donations will be accepted. Dinner will be served and carry-outs available in Fellowship Hall in the basement.For information, call 618-524-7118.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Sunday, Feb. 25
Mid-America Teen Challenge Service
10:30 a.m.
St. John’s Church, 6201 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
Mid-America Teen Challenge will lead the service. There will be a potluck meal following the service. The public is invited to attend. For information, call 618-564-3262.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26

Monday, Feb.26
Sibling Classbaptist-health
5-6 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free class helps prepare children ages 2 to 9 for the arrival of a new brother or sister. Meeting is held in Meeting Room A, Medical Park 2. Phone 270-575-2229 to register.

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.
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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