November 2018

For weekly and monthly events, please see Recurring Events listing.


Thursday, Nov. 1receipt drop
Receipts for Charity: Guardian House
10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Fat Edd’s, 323 Ferry St., Metropolis
Local restaurants join forces with Harrah’s Metropolis to give back to local organizations. 20% of receipts collected will go to Guardian House in Metropolis.

Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 1-4
2018 River’s Edge International Film Festival
Thu.  7 p.m.
Fri.  1-9 p.m.
Sat.  9 a.m.-Sun. 1 a.m.
Sun.  1-7 p.m.
Maiden Alley Cinema, 112 Maiden Alley, Paducah, Ky.
the River’s Edge International Film Festival is a four day event built around the showing of quality independent film from around the world. The focus is both on the film lover, providing multiple venues in which to experience the best the world of cinema has to offer, and on the film maker, offering opportunities for exhibition, education, and networking with contemporaries. For information, visit website.


Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 3-4
Heritage Festival
Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Southeastern Illinois College, 3575 College Rd, Harrisburg, IL
Large craft festival held the first weekend in November. Large number of vendors displaying and selling quality items.  Website  Facebook.

Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 3-4
Wine & Food Pairing Weekend
Sat.  11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun.  12:30-5 p.m.
All 11 wineries of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail have paired up to create a wonderful weekend of savory and seasonal wine and food pairings. Come for a progressive tasting experience along the trail and enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of our wines paired with delicious samples. For details, visit website.


Sunday, Nov. 4
Fall Back
2 a.m.
Daylight saving time ends on the first Sunday in November, when clocks are moved back an hour at 2 a.m. local daylight time.

Sunday, Nov. 4
Haunted Hollow
1-4 p.m.
Touch of Nature, 1206 Touch of Nature Rd., Makanda, IL
All ages are welcome to this fun fall family festival. Activities include a haunted hayride, carnival activities and games for the kids, as well as interpretive nature hikes and opportunities to learn about snakes and other scary creatures. For information, call 618-453-1121 or visit website or Facebook.


Tuesday, Nov. 6
General Election Day
6 a.m.-7 p.m.
For more information, visit website. Find your polling place using the website’s locator. Several municipal offices will be closed. The Metropolis Drive Service facility on W. 10th Street will be closed and will reopen on Wednesday. Massac County offices will also be closed.


Saturday, Nov. 10
First Christian Annual Bazaar
Coffee and rolls served at 8:30 a.m.
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
First Christian Church, Fifth and Catherine streets, Metropolis.
This annual Bazaar is a holiday tradition. There will be a coffee shop, candies and cookies, baked goods, trash and treasure collectibles, and personalized ornaments. There will be plenty of handmade crafts such as dolls, aprons, Christmas and more.

Saturday, Nov. 10
Veteran’s Day Service in Metropolis
11 a.m.
Memorial Park by Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
There will be a special speaker and the National Anthem will be sung. All veterans and the public are invited.

Saturday, Nov. 10
First Christian Annual Salad Luncheon
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis
Menu includes a variety of hot and cold salads and desserts. Drinks of coffee, tea or lemonade are included with dine-in orders only. Carry-out orders will also be available. Suggested $7 donation is appreciated. For orders or information, call the church at 618-524-7118.


Sunday, Nov. 11 (register by Nov. 1)
Tunnel Hill 100 Mile Run with 50 Mile Option
7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tunnel Hill State Trail, Vienna, Illinois
The Tunnel Hill Trails is a scenic and fast trail with a gentle 2% grade and has a crushed limestone bed with no trip hazards. This surface is ideal for veterans to break the 24 hour barrier, or for faster runners to finish in 20 hours. Pacers will be allowed the final 24 miles of the 100 mile run. Entrants are limited so early registration is encouraged. Register online by October 31 on website.


Friday, Nov. 12
Veteran’s Day Closures

Veteran’s Day is on Sunday, November 12th, but will be observed on the Friday before. Most government offices, federal, state and local, will be closed, including the post office and banks. Massac Unit One will not be in session, but Joppa Maple-Grove will be open. Trash service will not be delayed.


Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 14-17
Deer Festival
Golconda, Illinois
Three days of fun including a vast array of vendors offering handmade arts and crafts wildlife displays, entertainment and more. The Deer Queen pageant is on Friday night and a parade is on Saturday at 1 p.m. Festival is held every year the weekend before Thanksgiving. Details coming when available. For information, call 618-683-9702.  Website.


Friday-Saturday, Nov. 23-24
Holiday Open Houses on the Wine Trail
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
Start your holiday shopping early with great gifts along the trail. Each winery participates in our Holiday Open House event in a different way. Some have live music, appetizers and different sales throughout the weekend. Please check out our web page for information on sales, discounts, charities and more. Website.

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 23-25
Holiday House at Magnolia Manor
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Luncheon
1-4 p.m. Tour
2700 Washington Ave, Cairo, IL
The historic mansion decorated for the holidays is open for tours. Luncheons are reservation only. For information, call 618-734-0201. Facebook.

Friday, Nov. 23 – Dec. 31
Christmas in the Park
6-9 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. Closes at 10:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.


Saturday, Nov. 24
Christmas in Downtown Anna
8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Anna, Illinois
Carolers, Santa, Shopping, Movies, Reindeer 5K Run, Huge Craft Fair at AJ gym, lighting of the Tree at 6 pm.  Facebook.

Saturday, Nov. 24 
Dickens of a Christmas Small Business Saturday

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Gazebo Corner, 120 Broadway St. Paducah, Ky.
Come spend the day in a magical Dickens atmosphere. There will be costumed characters, free Victorian horse carriage rides, smores by the fire, wassail, free coffee and hot chocolate, and lots of shopping and lunch specials. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make a grand appearance down Broadway in the carriage to the Gazebo. Also special appearances by princesses Belle, Elsa, Snow White, Cinderella and Ariel. Be on the lookout for The Grinch and Whoville People. For information, contact Melinda Winchester at 270-444-8690 or mwinchester@paducahky.govFacebook.

Saturday, Nov. 24
Anna Arts Center Holiday Bazaar

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Anna Arts Center, 117 W. Davie St. Anna, IL
Come find that unique gift. Art work, stain glass, knives with deer horn handles, quilts, festive cards, jewelry, and more. So get your Christmas list and come find a gift for your family and friends and support the artists and crafters. Make a FREE Christmas ornament at the Anna Arts Center booth. Everyone is invited – kids of all ages. Call 618-833-6525 for information.  Facebook.

Saturday, Nov. 24
Shop Small – Market Street in Metropolis
10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Metropolis Merchants are open and ready to greet you on this special day.  Many will be offering special prices.  Please show your support for local businesses who serve the community all year long.


Second Sunday in November
Metropolis Chamber of Commerce Holiday Open House
times vary at individual businesses
Businesses all over Metropolis will open their doors for an afternoon of shopping. Enter to win $100 in Metro Dollars. Entry forms listing all locations will be available at participating merchants and the Metropolis Chamber. Visit as many businesses as you can and have them stamp your entry form. At the end of the day head over to the Metropolis Chamber to turn in your form. The more places you visit the more entries you receive. There will also be a Social Media Scavenger Hunt.  One winner will be drawn from all of the entries. For details, click here.

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