March 2018

For weekly and monthly eventsplease visit our Recurring Events listing.

ONGOING

Through 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, they are requesting supplies for the upcoming kitten season. Come on out to Project Hope or visit Facebook or Petfinder.com.

Through Sunday, 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.

Through May 4
Shimkus seeking Art Competition entries

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district. The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 15th District. The over-all winner of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.  Website.

Through May 19
Cardinal Baseball Getaway Raffle
City National Bank Main, 423 Ferry St., Metropolis
City National Bank Branch, 2070 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Four box seats to the Cardinals vs Braves baseball game on Saturday, June 30, 6:15 pm. Raffle tickets are $1 each or $5 for 6 tickets. Spending money of $300 also included. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Tickets may be purchased from any CNB employee.

THURSDAY, MARCH 1

Thursday, March 1
Receipts for Charity: M.S. Foundation
11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Cordavino’s, 310 Ferry St., Metropolis
Local restaurants join forces with Harrah’s Metropolis to give back to local organizations. 20% of receipts collected on the first Thursday of each month are included in donations to designated charities.

Thursday, March 1
Pilobolus – Shadowland
6:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Created by famed dance company Pilobolus, Shadowland is a first-of-its-kind performance combining legendary modern dance with high-energy, fast-paced multimedia, merging front-of-screen choreography with projected images and moving screens of different sizes and shapes. Shadowland tells the story of a teenage girl, longing for her independence, with nowhere for her thoughts to go but to her dreams. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

FRIDAY, MARCH 2

Friday, March 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 Shirley Trail Lanier, Medical Park 2. Phone 270-415-4680 for information.

Friday, March 2
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
There will be some fun activities, delicious refreshments and special guest, The Cat In The Hat. Everyone is invited to the celebration and it is free of charge. Please call or come into the library to register so there are enough refreshments. Please no online registration. For information or to register, call Angie at 618-524-4312 ext. 3.  Facebook.

Friday, March 2
Lenten Fish Fry
5-7 p.m.
St. Paul Catholic Church, 2020 IL 146E, Vienna
Menu is all-you-can-eat fish, French fries, coleslaw, dessert and drink. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Children under 3 eat free. Grilled cheese sandwich and fries can be substituted for the fish meal for $4. Carry-outs available. Meal served at the parish hall. For information, call 618-771-6993 or 618-967-5164.

Friday, March 2
United Way Trivia Night
6:30 p.m. Registration,  7 p.m. Game
Fat Edd’s (upstairs), 323 Ferry St., Metropolis
Up to 8 players per team. Cost is $20 per person and $5 for spectators. To pre-register your team, contact Caroline Jones at 618-524-8100 or Candy Ginger at 618-524-2162. Proceeds benefit the Massac County United Way.  Facebook.

SATURDAY, MARCH 3

Saturday, March 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-Sunday, March 3-4
Wine & Food Pairing Weekend: Cheese Not A Solo Event

Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 12:30-5 p.m.
All 11 wineries on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail have paired up to create a wonderful weekend of savory wine and cheese pairings. We invite you to join us for a progressive tasting along the trail and enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of our wines paired with delicious samples. Pre-purchase your $35 ticket online and select your starting point. The first winery that you visit will give you a souvenir wine glass and your tasting ticket. Bring your ticket to each location along the trail to enjoy your pairings. For details, visit website.

Saturday, March 3
Home Brewing Workshop
2-5 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis,
Dr. Glen Smith, International Brew Master, will answer your questions and talk about how you can make a home brewed beer. He will cover what you need in equipment and supplies and where locally you can buy. Cost is $15 to cover beer and supplies. Workshop is limited to 12 people. Facebook.

Saturday, March 3
Scholarship Spaghetti Supper
4-7:30 p.m.
Massac Junior High School, 3028 Old Marion Rd, Metropolis
6th annual Scholarship Spaghetti Supper sponsored by the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs of Metropolis. Spaghetti and sauce will be prepared by Mary Ann and Two Sisters Catering. Musical entertainment will be provided by WJLI. A silent auction will be held with many great items provided by both local businesses and individuals. Tickets available from Kiwanis and Rotary members and at the door. Tickets are $8 for adults and, $4 for kids ages 5-10, and children under 5 are free. For information, contact Areia Hathcock at 618-524-2141 or ahathcock@metropolisplanet.com.
WebsiteFacebook. Event held annually on 1st Saturday of March.

Saturday, March 3
Backstage Pass: Old Salt Union
7:30 p.m.
Clemens Fine Arts Center, 4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Old Salt Union is a string band founded by a horticulturist, cultivated by classically trained musicians, and fueled by a vocalist/bass player who is also a hip-hop producer with a fondness for the Four Freshmen. General admission is $10, or $8 in advance.  Visit website for more details.

MONDAY, MARCH 5

Mondays, March 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, MARCH 6

Tuesday, March 6
Toolbox Garden: Garden News
5-6:30 p.m.
McCracken County Coop. Extension, 2025 New Holt Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Learn the latest garden news, tips and trends from local master gardener, Brenda Johnson.  Facebook.

Tuesday, March 6
Financial Planning As We Mature
6 p.m.
Massac County Extension Office, 1438 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Presented by Shirley Jennings, retired financial adviser with more than 26 year experience helping people with financial planning. Lesson will be presented during countywide meeting. Website.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7

Wednesdays, March 7 and March 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.

THURSDAY, MARCH 8

Thursday, March 8
Home Organization
5:30-7 p.m.
McCracken County Coop. Extension, 2025 New Holt Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Learn from professional organizer, Mandy Anderson, all about how and where to start organizing, her 5-step organizing process, the top 3 habits that cause disorganization, purging items, creating a checklist of tools to get started, and much more. The class is free, but sign up is required by calling 270-554-9520. Facebook,

Thursday, March 8
Cache River Movie Night: Black Bear
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 cuddly black bear. For information, call 618-657-2064. Website.

Thursday, March 8
Chickens 101
7-8 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Presented by Melinda Windhester. Winchester Farms specializes in raising rare Heritage Breed chickens. They are a small flock breeder, home to Lavender Orpington chicks, Wheaten and blue Wheaten Ameraucana Chicks, French black copper maran chicks- LP Line, hens, and hatching eggs.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9

Friday, March 9
Youth Mental First Aid Training
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
SCC Metro Center, Room 105, 5385 Industrial Park Rd., Metropolis
Learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Cost is free and includes lunch. For more information or to register, see our Post.

Friday, March 9
Repurposing Hacks
9:30-11 a.m.
McCracken County Coop. Extension, 2025 New Holt Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Learn how to repurpose everyday items for household use, decoration and organization!  Facebook.

Friday, March 9
Goodnight Moon & Runaway Bunny
6 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Friday-Sunday, Mar. 9-11 and Mar. 16-18
Junie B. Jones: I Am Not A Crook
Fri. 7 p.m.
Sat.-Sun. 2:30 p.m.
Market House Theater, 132 Market House Square., Paducah, Ky.
Someone stole Junie’s new furry mittens. So when she finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook, or is she? For information, call 270-444-6828 or visit website.

SATURDAY, MARCH 10

Saturday, March 10
Paducah Railroad Museum Re-opening Celebration
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Paducah Railroad Museum, 200 Washington St.
Check out new exhibits and our growing model train layouts. Locomotive simulator and kids crafts. Operation Lifesaver presentations and free rides on Lil’ Obie the CN Safety Train.  Facebook.

Saturday, March 10
O’Carson Irish Bash
7 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Molly Ramone Band Page, Nashville’s most entertaining Irish band, will be playing while you dance, drink and eat in Irish style. Cash bar will be available to include plenty of green beer. Dress your Irish best and participate in the costume contest. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Saturday, March 10
The Firebird

7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Music from well-known ballet The Firebird headlines an evening filled with unique works, as well as a performance by acclaimed guest violist Michael Klotz. For more information, visit website.

Saturday, March 10
Music@MAC: Dylan LeBlanc with Aaron Lee Tasjan
8-11 p.m.
Maiden Alley Cinema, 112 Maiden Alley, Paducah, Ky.
Exhausted and damaged at just 23-years-old, Dylan came home to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to write a new life for himself. East Nashville-based musician Aaron Lee Tasjan considers himself a songwriter first and foremost, writing his own off-kilter folk-inflected songs since he picked up his first acoustic as a teen guitar prodigy. For information, visit Website.

SUNDAY, MARCH 11

Sunday, March 11
Daylight Savings Time Begins
2 a.m.
Set your clocks ahead one hour.

Sunday, March 11
Spring Forward Party
3-6 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
Welcome Spring and the end of daylight savings hours with a party and beer tasting. Sample one of five brewed on site craft beers brewed by our International BrewMaster Dr. G. Sample our appetizers, loaded Nachos, BBQ Chicken Wings and BBQ Meatballs.

Sunday, March 11
Amazing Grace
6 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
This new original musical is based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. John Newton is coming of age as Britain sits atop an international empire of slavery, and he finds himself torn between following in the footsteps of his father – a slave trader – or embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

MONDAY, MARCH 12

Monday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 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 doctor’s order is required. Class meets in the Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2282 for information.

Tuesday, March 13
Tree Care in Urban Soils
1:30 p.m.
Massac County Farm Bureau, 1438 W. 10th St., Metropolis
Ryan Pankau will discuss practical ways to diagnose tree symptoms related to soil issues and current tree care techniques that address soils. Program is free. Advanced registration is encouraged by contacting 618-524-2270 or emedvecz@illinois.edu. Webinar can be viewed at home by pre-registering on website.

Monday, March 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.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

Wednesday, March 14
Metropolis Elementary Pre-K and Head Start Screenings
8-10 a.m. or Noon-2 p.m.
Metropolis Primary School, 416 E. 9th St.
Child Find Screenings are for children who will be three  years old on or before September 1, 2018. Your child must be screened to enroll in Pre-K. Parents need to call to schedule an appointment time. For details, see our Post.

Wednesday, March 14
Red Cross Blood Drive
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
SCC, 8364 Shawnee College Rd., Ullin, 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.

Wednesday, March 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 doctor’s order is required. Class meets in the Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2. Call 270-575-2282 for information.

Wednesdays, March 14 & March 21
Lent Services
6:30 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
The public is invited to attend. For information, call 618-524-8361.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15

Thursday, March 15
Brookport Elementary Pre-K and Head Start Screenings
8-10 a.m. or Noon-2 p.m.
Brookport Elementary School, 319 Ferry St.
Child Find Screenings are for children who will be three  years old on or before September 1, 2018. Your child must be screened to enroll in Pre-K. Parents need to call to schedule an appointment time. For details, see our Post.

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

FRIDAY, MARCH 16

Friday, March 16
Edward Jones Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House
11 a.m. – Ribbon Cutting
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Open House
751 E. 12th St., Metropolis
Come and meet the newest additions, Tim Miilano and Brad Clark. Attendees are encouraged to contact the office at 618-524-5471 by Tuesday, March 13. Refreshments will be served. Everyone in invited.

Friday, March 16  (register by Mar. 10)
Bad Luck Bingo
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Come for St. Patrick’s Day fun and play Bad Luck Bingo. Play a few games and have some fun and little prizes. This program is intended for the whole family. Please call 618-524-4312 or come into the library to register to make sure there are Bingo cards.  Facebook.

Friday-Sunday, March 16-18
Home and Garden Show
Fri: 4-7 pm, Sat: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun: Noon-4 p.m.
Schroeder Expo Center, 415 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky.
There will be all types of vendors present to ask questions, sample products, and help you plan your next project. This 3-day event will be packed with lots of information and ideas. Admission is $5 per person, children 12 and under are free. For information, call 270-442-9572 email info@hbawk.com.  Website.

Friday, March 16
Lenten Fish Fry
5-7 p.m.
St. Paul Catholic Church, 2020 IL 146E, Vienna
Menu is all-you-can-eat fish, French fries, coleslaw, dessert and drink. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Children under 3 eat free. Grilled cheese sandwich and fries can be substituted for the fish meal for $4. Carry-outs available. Meal served at the parish hall. For information, call 618-771-6993 or 618-967-5164.

Friday, March 16
Heart and Heels Fashion Show
6-9 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah
Heart and Heels includes a high-energy fashion show featuring the latest in spring fashion from local boutiques, as modeled by Baptist Health’s finest healthcare providers. Attendees will have the opportunity to shop and win. Sponsorships and tickets are available now. Tickets are $40. For more information, contact the Foundation at 270-575-2851 or visit website.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

Saturday, March 17
Project Hope Roadblock
8 a.m.-Noon
Corner of 12th and Metropolis streets, Metropolis
Project Hope volunteers will be collecting donations at various corners in Metropolis. Please stop by and contribute to help keep our shelter going.

Saturday, March 17-18
St Patrick’s Day Festival
Downtown Murphysboro, Illinois
Events including 5K Run, Parade, Kid’s Fair, Games, Stew Cook-off, Food, Music, and Craft Beer Tastings. For details, visit Facebook.

Saturday, March 17
Annual St. Patrick’s Day Reubens
11 a.m.
American Legion, 321 Market St., Metropolis
Delicious Reubens served with chips and pickle. Cost is $8 for each plate. All proceeds go to Post 306. Reubens will be served until they run out. Facebook.

Saturday, March 17
Ullin Annual Chili Supper
11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ullin Fire Department, 125 Railroad St, Ullin, IL
Chili, barbecue, and barbecue nachos will be served along with  drinks and desserts. Silent auction and drawings are planned. Proceeds will be used to purchase equipment for the department. Everyone is invited.

Saturday, March 17
Irishfest St. Patrick’s Day
11 a.m.-7 p.m.
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
Celebrating Irish culture. Irish foods, beer and music. Menu includes corned beef, cabbage and potato plate. Dinner and Green Irish Red beer available for purchase. Music provided by Rooted in SO.IL playing between 2 – 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 17
Dancing With Our Stars
5:30 p.m.
Julian Carroll Convention Center, 415 Park Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Musical entertainment provided by A J Martin. There will be a Silent Auction, fabulous food, amazing dancers, and a great cause – the American Cancer Society. For information, contact Misti Drew at 270-703-2706 or misti.drew@cancer.org.  Event Website.

MONDAY, MARCH 19

Monday-Tuesday, March 19-20
Metropolis Kindergarten Screening
8-10 a.m. or Noon-2 p.m.
Metropolis Elementary School, 1015 Filmore St.
Screenings for the 2018-019 school year are for children who will be five years on on or before September 1, 2018. Parents need to call to schedule an appointment time.  Screenings will take about an hour. For details, see our Post.

Monday, March 19
Red Cross Blood Drive
Noon-6 p.m.
Fellowship Baptist Church, 890 Senior Ave., Vienna 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, March 19baptist-health
Look Good, Feel Better
2-4 p.m.
Cancer Care Center, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Free workshop helps patients cope with physical side effects of cancer. Workshop is held in the Oncology Resource Room. Registration is required by calling 800-227-2345.

Monday, March 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, MARCH 20

Tuesday, March 20
Consolidated Election Day
6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Every vote is important. Please get out and vote for your candidates.

Tuesdays, March 20 – April 24
Live Well Be Well Diabetes Workshop
1:30-4 p.m.
Southern Seven Health Dept., 1230 Commercial Park Rd., Metropolis
Free 6-week workshop will equip you with the necessary tools to overcome daily challenges to help you maintain an active and fulfilling life. Find practical ways to deal with pain, fatigue and other symptoms, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health. For details, visit website.

Tuesday-Wednesday, March 20-21
Metro Chamber Social Media 101
7:30-9:30 a.m.
Central Hall, 1009 North Avenue, Metropolis
This 2-day seminar will cover the basics of social media and provide some tools to help broaden your understanding and increase your visibility. If you would like to attend, please contact Amanda King at 618-524-2714 or office@metropolischamber.com. If you cannot make both days, information will still be available for you. Payment must be made in full prior to receiving the full presentation. Cost is $10 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members. Facebook.

Tuesday, March 20
Miss Metropolis Chili Supper
5-7 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
Hosted by Miss Metropolis Scholarship organization. Menu includes chili, dessert and drink with dine-in or carry-out options. Cost is $7 per person. Tickets for the 50/50 drawing are $1 each or $5 for six. Everyone is invited. For information, call 618-645-0363.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21

Wednesday, March 21 – Thursday, April 12
SWCD Fish Sale Orders being accepted
2-3 p.m.
Wed. April 4  – Carp order deadline
Thu. April 12 – All other fish deadline
Wed. April 18 – Delivery Day
Massac County Farm Bureau, 1436 W. 10th St., Metropolis Massac County Soil & Water Conservation District is now taking orders for fish to be used in the stocking of new ponds or the restocking of existing ponds. Species available are Channel Catfish, Hybrid Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Hybrid Crappie, Black Crappie, Redear, Flathead Minnows, Shiners, and Triploid Grass Carp. Call or come by the office for order forms. For information as to sizes and rates, contact Linda Walter at 618-524-9367 (office), 618-201-1785 (personal, no Sunday calls) or massacswcd@netscape.net.

Wednesday, March 21
Franklin & Jefferson Schools Kindergarten Screening
8-10 a.m. or Noon-2 p.m.
Franklin Elementary School, 1006 Mt. Mission Rd., Metropolis
Screenings for the 2018-019 school year are for children who will be five years on on or before September 1, 2018. Parents need to call to schedule an appointment time.  Screenings will take about an hour. For details, see our Post.

Wednesday, March 21
SCC Annual Job Fair
8:30 a.m.-Noon
Shawnee Community College, 8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, Il.
The job fair will take place in the gymnasium on the main campus. The event is open to the public. Dress for success and bring your resume to give to potential employers. The SCC Career Services Center provides free career planning and job search assistance. For information, contact Brett Whitnell at 618-634-3213 or brettw@shawneecc.edu, or Leslie Cornelious-Weldon at 618-634-3337 or lesliec@shawneecc.edu.

Wednesday, March 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.

THURSDAY, MARCH 22

Thursday, March 22
Brookport and Unity Schools Kindergarten Screening
8-10 a.m. or Noon-2 p.m.
Brookport Elementary School, 319 Ferry St.
Screenings for the 2018-019 school year are for children who will be five years on on or before September 1, 2018. Parents need to call to schedule an appointment time.  Screenings will take about an hour. For details, see our Post.

Thursday, March 22  (must register by Mar. 19)
Painted Sun Canvas Bag Craft
4-7 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
You will be doing a painting technique called stippling, which is a series of dots that will make up the picture around the stencil. This is for ages 18 and up. You must register by Monday, March 19th by calling 618-524-4312 or coming into the library. No online sign-ups please.  Facebook.

Wednesday-Saturday, March 21-25
Spring Carnival at Kentucky Oaks Mall
Wed.-Fri.  5-10 p.m.
Sat.  11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Kentucky Oaks Mall,  5101 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Casey’s Rides will provide food and exciting rides available on the midway including some of our newest and recently renovated rides like the Space Sled and the Alien Invasion. Armbands will be available every day for $18.
On Saturday there will be two unlimited ride sessions. 11-5 pm and 5-11 pm. Facebook.

Thursday, March 22
Cyber Security 101
7–8 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Presented by Wes Spencer, CIO of FNB and nationally recognized information security professional. Spencer will lead a presentation on practical cyber security tips for your home or business. You will learn about the most important things you can do to protect yourself from financial loss and identity theft. Website.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23

Friday, March 23
Chicken and Dumpling Dinner
11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Weaver Creek Baptist Church, 2997 North Ave., Metropolis
Menu will also include corn, green beans, dessert and drink. All free-will donations will be accepted, with Modern Woodmen of America matching up to $2500. Deliveries available by calling 618-524-4863 or 618-309-5760 by Thursday, March 22. Proceeds will help buy items for the church’s food pantry.

Friday, March 23
St. Rose of Lima Annual Fish Fry

4-7 p.m.
St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall, 315 E. 3rd St., Metropolis
Menu includes best catfish fillets in town, potatoes, cole slaw, hush puppies, cole slaw, white beans, drink and dessert. Meal cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under.  For carry-outs, call 618-524-8202. For information, call or email stroseoflima@comcast.com. Handicap accessible.

Friday, Mar. 23
Travis Tritt – Live in Concert
7:30 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
More than 27 years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Southern rock influenced artist continues to display strong sales activity, sell-out shows, and stay true and relevant to country music fans across the globe. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

Friday-Saturday, March 23-24
Live Music at Harrah’s: DJ Michelle Bradley
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
DJ Michelle Bradley will have you up out of your seat dancing and singing all night. Who knows, she may join you. Different musicians will perform each weekend in the Signature Bar in casino.  Website.  Facebook.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

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.govWebsite.

Saturday, March 24
SOAR Meeting
9 a.m.
USW Union Hall, Metropolis
Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees will meet on Saturday. For information, call 270-832-2769.

Saturday, March 24
Waterfowl of the Prairie Potholes of South Dakota
10-11 a.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, Il.
Join naturalist John Schwegman for this program on the waterfowl of the prairie potholes of South Dakota, many of which winter in the Cache River Watershed. For information, call 618-657-2064.

Saturday, March 24
Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation
1-2 p.m.
Fort Massac Visitor Center, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Bev Shofstall from Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation will introduce us to live birds of prey that are native to Southern Illinois. Free admission.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25

Sunday, March 25
Paul the Apostle – Prisoner of Passion
3 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
The apostle Paul is under house arrest in Rome and faces almost certain death. A new servant girl has been appointed to assist to him, but something in her past presents the apostle with a major and unexpected challenge. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

MONDAY, MARCH 26

Monday, March 26
Native Milkweeds and their Pollinators
7 p.m.
216 E. Monroe St. (alley entrance), Carbondale, IL
Botanist John Schwegman shares the natural history of the numerous varieties of milkweed found in Illinois. They provide nectar for many pollinators. For information, contact Ruth Kelley at 618-684-2196. Facebook.

TUESDAY, MARCH 27

Tuesday-Wednesday, March 27-28
Joppa-Maple Grove Pre-K and Kindergarten Screenings
Tue. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wed. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Maple Grove Elementary Library, 1698 Grand Chain Rd., MetropoIis
Screenings in the Joppa-Maple Grove school district are needed for any child entering Pre-K or Kindergarten. Call 618-543-7434 ext. 1201 for an appointment. No walk-ins accepted. Screenings will take about an hour and consist of game-like activities. Hearing and vision screenings will also be available. For details, see our Post.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28

Wednesday, March 28
Gardening Options for Everyone
10 a.m.-Noon
McCracken County Cooperative Extension, 2025 New Holt Rd, Paducah, Ky.
Free community lesson taught by guest speaker Vicki Wynn. Interested in growing fresh vegetables for your family? Limited to a small space or patio? Looking for ideas to refresh your family garden? Or, want to grow vegetables for the first time? 5Please register by calling 270-554-9520.  Facebook.

THURSDAY, MARCH 29

Thursday, March 29
Lunch & Learn: Multiple Medications
Noon
Massac Memorial Hospital, 28 Chick St., Metropolis
Dr. Jonathan Walters, a family care physician and the newest staff member at the hospital, will discuss multiple medications. To reserve a space, call 618-524-7370, ext. 2175.

Thursday-Saturday, March 29-31
Kentucky Blue Grass Bash
5 p.m.
Paducah International Raceway, 4445 Shemwell Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Thursday is Open Practice Session from 5-10 pm. On Friday and Saturday, the pit gate opens at 3 pm, grandstands open at 5 pm, and racing slated for 8 pm each night. Grandstand admission each day is $10. Pit admission on Thursday night is $20. Pit admission on Friday and Saturday is $40 each night with a two-day pit pass available for $70. Racers are coming from 13 states. For information, visit website or Facebook.

Thursday, March 29
Maundy Thursday Service
6 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Everyone is invited to attend the Maundy Thursday Service with communion service in the sanctuary.

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

Thursday, March 29
WKMS Battle of the Bands
7 p.m.
Maiden Alley Cinema, 112 Maiden Alley, Paducah, Ky.
Audience will pick the winner from the four finalists. The winning band will receive a Recording Session and Promotion Package valued at over $3500. It’s good fun and good music. For details, visit website.

Thursday, March 29
Andrew Jackson, Native American Removal, and the Trail of Tears
7-8 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Humphreys presentation will include a brief history of Native American removal; a detailed analysis of the removal issue during Jackson’s presidency; and an explanation of the events that led to the Trail of Tears. For details visit website.

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

Friday, March 30
Good Friday Closings
Banterra and Mid-Country Bank will be open regular hours, though City National Bank will close at noon. County, city and state offices will be closed. Local school districts will be closed. Post Office will be open and trash service will not be delayed.

Friday-Monday, March 30 – April 2
Tater Days
Downtown Benton, Ky.
Tater Day is a very popular festival in Benton, Kentucky that hosts an annual parade, carnival rides, vendors, demolition derbys, laser tag, 5K, and flea markets every first week of April. For details, visit website.

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, and Kent Hollis. Everyone is invited to attend.

Friday, March 30
Casting Crowns
7 p.m.
Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Ky.
Multi-platinum selling and Grammy winning group Casting Crowns is extending it’s hugely successful “The Very Next Thing” Tour featuring special guests, I Am They. For information, call 270-450-4444 or visit website.

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

Friday-Saturday, March 30-31
Live Music at Harrah’s: Billy Allen & the Alabama Horns
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Harrah’s Signature Bar, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
This group is one of the most talented collection of musicians in the Mid-South. The band is most known for playing your favorite rock, soul, pop and classic rock rhythm. Different musicians will perform each weekend in the Signature Bar in casino.  Website.  Facebook.

SATURDAY, MARCH 31

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
Annual Clothing Giveaway
9 a.m.-Noon
Weaver Creek Baptist Church, North Ave. & Upper Salem Rd., Metropolis
Everyone is invited. The church is handicap accessible.

Saturday, March 31
Giant City Spring Hike
10 a.m.
Giant City Nat’l. Park, 235 Giant City Rd, Makanda, IL
Meet at the campground and hike to Rocky Comfort Road in Jackson and Union Counties. Hike is free and open to the public. This hike is of moderate difficulty and is intended for people in good physical condition and have done some walking. Sturdy shoes are recommended and hikers should bring their own water and snack.  No dogs are allowed. Leader is Steve Garlepy. Facebook.

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 31
Butterflies and the Plants They Need
1-3 p.m.
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, Il.
Butterflies are a fascination to adults and children alike. Join Master Naturalist Anne Parmley to learn more about these beautiful insects and the types of plants that will encourage them to reside in your landscape. For information, call 618-657-2064.  Website.

Saturday, March 31
Backstage Pass: Coppertheband
7:30 p.m.
Clemens Fine Arts Center, 4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Coopertheband is composed of six massive music nerds with minds to rhyme and twelve hot feet. Centered in Jackson, TN, the band has found success nationally, featured on networks like HBO, ESPN, and TruTV as well as the hit show “Without a Trace.” General admission is $10, or $8 in advance.  Visit website for more details.

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

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