November 2016

2016-novFor weekly and monthly events, please see Recurring Events listing.


Month of November
Annual Food For Fines Drive
10 a.m.
Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St.
The Metropolis Public Library is keeping up the tradition to help those in need by sponsoring this drive. One dollar in fines will be taken off a patron’s account for every non-perishable food item that is donated, up to $10 worth of fines. The food items cannot be expired. This program does not pertain to lost or damaged items, and it will only go toward a patron’s late fees. For information, contact Angela Lockard at the library at 618-524-4312, ext. 3 or

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.

Tuesday, Nov. 1
Sugar Skull Mask Painting

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis, St., Metropolis
For parents and children 8 years and older. Paint sugar skull masks with acrylic paint for Day of the Dead. Please wear old clothes in case you get paint on them. This program is free of charge. Must register by Tuesday, October 25. No online registration. Please come to the library or call 618-524-4312.  Facebook Page

Thursday, Nov. 3 
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.

Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 3-6
River’s Edge Film Festival
Multiple showtimes
Maiden Alley Cinema, 112 Maiden Alley, Paducah, Ky.
Celebrating our 12th year, the River’s Edge International Film Festival is a four day event built around the showing of quality independent films from around the world. Our focus is both on the film lover and on the film maker. Visit website for all the films and their show times.

Saturday, Nov. 5 
Tour de Seven 5K Run/Walk
7 a.m. Registration at Goodner Hall
8 a.m. Run/Walk
8:30a.m. Turkey Trot/1m
Choate Mental Health Center, 1000 N Main St., Anna, Illinois
Blacktop running surface with varying grates of both inclines and declines.with a few inclines. Water and first aid stations available throughout the course. Turkey trot is for children under 12 years. T-shirts guaranteed if you preregister by Oct. 14. Portion of the proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Entry form can be found on website.  For information, see Event Post.

Saturday, Nov. 5
Stuff the Van for Weekend Blessings
Save-A-Lot, 701 Pearl St., Metropolis
Help stuff the Metropolis Police van to provide food for children in need during the weekends. Type of foods needed are: Ramen Noodles, single serve portions of Mac & Cheese, soup, Ravioli, Spaghetti-O’s, Beenie-Weenies, Single serve breakfast cereal, single packs of oatmeal, single serve pudding or Jello, granola bars, single serve Cookies, crackers, chips, pretzels. Metropolis City Hall will also have a box available for donations to be dropped off. For questions or to make donations contact the First United Methodist Church at 618-524-9325 or contact Massac Weekend Blessing by Facebook or email.

Saturday, Nov. 5
Sierra Club – Shawnee Group Fall Outing
Pomona Natural Bridge and Cave Valley trail hike
10 a.m.
Meet at at the Pomona natural bridge parking lot. To get there, take 127 south from Murphysboro, turn for Pomona and follow signs to the natural bridge. We will hike the natural bridge and nearby cave valley trail. This will be a moderate hike of just under two miles. Wear hiking shoes and bring water and a hiking staff. Call Steve Eberhart at 618-967-8690 in order to go on the hike. You must register. Unless a minimum number of participants sign up, the outing will be cancelled.

Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 5-6
Wine & Food Pairing Weekend
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
All 12 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 along the trail and enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of their wines paired with delicious samples.

Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 5-6  
Heritage Festival
Harrsburg, Illinois
Large craft festival held at Southeastern Illinois College the first weekend in November. Large number of vendors displaying and selling quality items.

Saturday, Nov. 5
Wine 101
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
McCracken County Public Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah
Presented by professional wine consultant Steve Brown, this fascinating lecture will cover the history of wine and include surprising facts you may not know about wine. He will also offer tips for selecting wines without breaking your budget. Brown has over 35 years of experience as a professional wine consultant. He has taught community classes at Murray State University. Brown has sampled over 20 thousand wines and hosted 1,500 wine tastings at various venues. Program is free and open to the public.

Saturday, Nov. 5
Noel Neill Memorial Celebration
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Come and be a part of  honoring the life and career of the late actress Noel Neill, best known for her role as “Lois Lane” in the 1950s television series, ‘The Adventures of Superman’. All are welcome to attend the service which will include remembrances, rare film clips and presentations by those who knew and loved and Noel Neill, who was affectionately know as the “First Lady of Metropolis.”  Music will be performed by The Melungeons. For information, contact the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce at 618-524-2714, or Metropolis Tourism at 618-524-5025.

Saturday, Nov. 5
Ducks Unlimited Annual Banquet and Silent Auction
5 p.m.
Baymont Inn, 203 E. Front St., Metropolis
The Massac County Chapter 056 of Ducks Unlimited will host their annual banquet in the Baymont Inn Theater. Doors open at 5 p.m.  For information, call Dan Goins at 270-217-1052 or Mitch Helm at 618-713-2266.

Sunday, Nov. 6
Fall Back
2 a.m.
Daylight Savings Time ends so set your clocks back one hour.

Sunday, Nov. 6
Paducah Holiday Open House
Noon – 5 p.m.
Downtown, Paducah
The businesses of Downtown Historic Paducah will offer special treats, fun, specials at restaurants and lots of great shopping to kick off your holiday season. Shoppers have a chance to win Holiday Shopping Spree give aways- gift certifcates, dinner for two at restaurants, Free carriage ride for 4 and more! Go to for more information or visit events

Tuesday, Nov. 8
Election Day Closures
Several municipal offices will be closed. The Metropolis Drive Service facility on W. 10th Street will be closed and will reopen on Wednesday, Nov. 9th. Massac County offices will also be closed.

Tuesday, Nov. 8
Election Day
6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
For more information, visit website. Find your polling place using the website’s locator.

Tuesday, Nov. 8
Meet the Lady Patriots and Chili Supper
5:00 p.m.  Chili Supper
6:30 p.m.  Meet the Lady Patriots
MCHS, 2841 Old Marion Rd.
Menu includes chili, baked potatoes, desserts and a drink. Cost is $5 for supper. At 6:30 p.m. the junior varsity will kick off the basketball action followed by the varsity. Admission to the games is $3 for adults and $1 for students.

Thursday, Nov. 10
Spice Up the Holidays
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Herb and spice program with Rhonda James from the Skin Shop will be hosting this informative program on beneficial properties, to recipes, Rhonda is our go-to gal on all things herbs and spice. Everyone is invited to attend.  Facebook

Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 10-13
The Comedy of Errors
Thu.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.
Sun. 3 p.m.
Clemens Fine Arts Center, 4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
The Comedy of Errors is Shakespeare’s shortest and zaniest, fast-paced farce. Mistaken identity with two sets of twins mystifies the crazy cast of characters in this knockabout comedy, involving them in a variety of uproarious situations, including a near seduction and the nuttiest of family reunions. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for students, children, faculty and staff. Contact for more info.

Friday, Nov. 11
Rededication of Brookport War Memorial
11 a.m.
Across from the Senior Citizen building, Hwy 45, Brookport
Since the war memorial sculpted by Bernard Batts in 1951 was repaired in early October, it is fitting we recognize the sacrifice of our men and women this Veteran’s Day, All veterans are invited to attend this short ceremony wearing the insignia received for their efforts. The public is welcome. For more information, contact Andrea Douglas,

Friday, Nov. 11
Veteran’s Day Service
11 a.m.
Memorial Park by Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Mike Hardison of Community Christian Church is the speaker. The national anthem will be sung by The American Girls and Boys Life Trail. All veterans and the public are invited.

Friday, Nov. 11
Veteran’s Day Parade
11 a.m.
Downtown, Paducah, Ky.
Veterans from all Armed Forces will be recognized with this parade. For information, call 270-444-8508.

Friday, Nov. 11
Veterans Day Program
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Elijah P. Curtis Home, 405 Market St., Metropolis
A new exhibit will display uniforms from World War I to Present Day, along with patches and medals. There will be over 100 photographs and postcards from the World War I and World War II era, as well as posters and copies of Life Magazines. Local Historian, Justin Reynolds will be speaking about Company M, an African American Company that made great contributions to the military. There will also be a presentation to any descendants present of members of Company M. For information, call 618-309-3581.

Friday, Nov. 11
American Legion Pat Beasley Concert
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
American Legion Post 306, 321 Market St., Metropolis
Pat Beasley, from Paducah, will perform various tunes including patriotic and country songs. Snacks will be provided.

Saturday, Nov. 12 (registration sold out, wait list only)
Tunnel Hill 100 Mile Run with 50 Mile Option
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. All entrants receive a Tunnel Hill jacket, and running cap with name embroidered on it. Finishers receive an extra customized belt buckle (100 mile) or medallion (50 mile). Aid stations with drink and snacks will be provided. Later in the day, boiled potatoes, soup and coffee will be available. Please bring your own fluid containers. For information and to register, visit website or email durb417@gmail.

Saturday, Nov. 12   
Levee Footrace
Mississippi River Levee, Cairo
Held the 2nd Sat each Nov.  Oldest footrace in Southern IL.  5000 and 10000 meter run on the Mississippi River Levee.  Long sleeve T-shirt to all entrants, awards to winners. Entry Fee. 618-734-4400.

Saturday, Nov. 12  
Tunnel Hill 100 mile Run
Vienna, Illinois
Flat, fast course on the incredibly scenic Tunnel Hill State trail, Vienna. Includes a 50-mile option.

Saturday, Nov. 12
Annual Bazaar: Deck the Halls
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. 12
Jefferson School 6th Annual Holiday Bazaar
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Jefferson Elementary School, 4915 Jefferson School Road
Over 30 vendors will be selling homemade arts and crafts, home decor, jewelry and accessories, furniture, and much more.  Lunch will be available to purchase from Two Sisters Catering. Admission is free.  Vendors still being accepted.  For more information contact Lora Jacobs at 618-638-2188.  Website

Saturday-Sunday, November 12-13
Annual AutumnFest Arts & Crafts Show
Sat. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
John A Logan College, 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, Il.
AutumnFest is an annual event with over 120 exhibitors of handcrafted arts, crafts and specialty foods. Attendance is approximately 7,000. Free admission and parking. It is held on the second full weekend of each November. For information contact 618-985-2828 ext. 8287 or  Visit website

Saturday, Nov. 12
St. John Catholic Church Holiday Bazaar
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Hall, 6725 US Hwy 45 S, Paducah
Over 40 vendors will be present. Everyone is invited to stop by.

Saturday, Nov. 12
Garrison for the Massiac Marines
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E 5th St., Metropolis
Massiac Marines, French and Indian War period reenactors present a living history program. There will present displays, interpretative programs on the daily live of the French Marines, including celebrating the harvest. Usually meet monthly on the 2nd Saturday of each month. For information call 618-524-4712.  Facebook

Saturday, Nov. 12
Clear Springs Trail Society Hike
10:30 a.m.
The River-to-River Society will host the hike in the Clear Springs Wilderness in Union county. Participants should meet in the eastern parking area for the wilderness near the intersection of LaRue and Hutchins Creek roads. Hike is free and of moderate difficulty. Hikers should bring their own water and a snack. For information, call 618-499-2337 or 630-470-7692.

Saturday, Nov. 12
SCC Veteran’s Monument Dedication & Basketball Game
2 p.m. Dedication
3 p.m.  Game
Shawnee Community College, 8364 Shawnee College Rd., Ullin
The dedication will be outside the Edward M. Smith Center on the main campus. Veterans will receive free admission to the basketball game. For information, contact Jipaum Askew-Robinson at 618-634-3360 or

Saturday, Nov. 12
Christmas Necklace Craft
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
You can make a necklace to spread the Christmas Spirit. The library will have a few charms to choose from so everyone can personalize their necklace. This program is intended for kids 8 and up, as well as any adults that would like to join in the Christmas fun. Supplies are limited, so please come in or call the library at 618-524-4312 by Friday, Nov. 4th to register.  Facebook

November 13
Sierra Club – Shawnee Group Fall Outing

Rocky Bluff Trail
8:45 a.m.
Meet by the Murdale sign in the Murdale shopping center parking lot in Carbondale before 9am. Call Kevin Rohling at618-998-5920 to sign up. You must register. Unless a minimum number of participants sign up, the outing will be cancelled.

Sunday, Nov. 13
Annual Open House Soup and Salad Luncheon for Save The Massac

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Happy Hearts Center, 7th and Market streets, Metropolis
$8 admission benefits Save the Massac.  Menu includes a choice of  soup, a chicken salad sandwich on mini crescent roll, and a choice of garden or pasta salad, and drink and dessert. Dine in or carry outs will be available. Music by Mike Hardison, Shain Lloyd, Chris Hardison, and Clifford Helm. Proceeds will be used to restore the Massac Theater.  For information, contact Lisa Gower, 618-638-7986.

Sunday, Nov. 13
Annual Metropolis Merchants Annual Holiday Open House
Noon – 5 p.m. – times vary at individual businesses
Metropolis Merchants kick off the holiday season with a special afternoon of shopping and refreshments. Some stores will have door prizes. Enter to win $100 in Metro Dollars. Open house participants and the Metropolis Chamber will have entry forms listing all locations. 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.  One winner will be drawn from all of the entries. For information call the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce at 618-524-2714. Search #shopmetropolis.

Sunday, Nov. 13
Fiddlers Philharmonic Free Concert
3 p.m.
Baptist Health, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.
The Fiddlers Philharmonic, youth orchestra of Paducah Symphony Orchestra, will perform in the Larry Barton Atrium. The orchestra includes about 25 youth, including those as far away as Vienna, Il., and Paris, Tn.

Tuesday, Nov. 15
Renew Metropolis Committee Meeting
4 p.m.
City Hall, 106 W. 5th St., Metropolis
Agenda include Baynes Street property, raffle tickets, lots to be built on, and additional updates and reports.

Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 17-19
Pope County Annual 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. Barbecue will start being served at noon on Thursday.  Festival is held every year the weekend before Thanksgiving. For more information, call 618-683-9702, 618-683-8803, or 618-683-6723.  Website

Thursday, Nov. 17
Metropolis City Council – Planning Commission
1:30 p.m.
City Hall, 106 W. 5th St., Metropolis
Meeting is open to the public. Agenda includes discussion and possible action regarding development at 2550 Devers Road.

Thursday, Nov. 17
Personalized Ornament Program
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Adults 18 and older are invited to come personalize their own ceramic ornament. Must be registered by November 10th. NO ONLINE REGISTRATION PLEASE. Please register at the library. A $1.00 deposit is due at the time of registration, and will be returned when you attend the class.  Facebook

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 18-20
PSAD Holiday Art Sale
Fri. 9 a.m – 5 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sun. Noon – 5 p.m.
Clemens Fine Arts Center, 4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky.
Paducah School of Art and Design’s annual Holiday Art Sale features great art at great prices for gift-giving or building personal collections. A great variety of art by PSAD faculty and students will be available at every price level, with something for everyone.

Friday, Nov. 18
Joppa Meet the Teams and Alumni Game
5 p.m.
Joppa High School, 911 Joppa N Ave., Joppa, Il.
Concessions available for purchase, including tacos in a bag for $3. Meet the Teams start at 5:30 p.m. Alumni games begin at 7 p.m. Drawings will be held for various prizes and baskets. The public is invited to attend.

Friday, Nov. 18
Meet the Patriots 
6:30 p.m.
Massac County High School
The Freshmen, JV, and Varsity teams will all scrimmage. There will be concessions available. The cheerleaders will perform and all players will be introduced. Admission will be charged.

Saturday, Nov. 19
Annual Groceries for Good
Big John, 1200 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Save A Lot, 701 Pearl St., Metropolis
Barney’s Market, 106 E. 2nd St., Brookport, Il.
Area residents have an opportunity to help those who are in need and are hungry simply by buying non-perishable items or donating money to Groceries for Good, c/o Metropolis Planet, PO Box 820, Metropolis. Collected items go to the COPE and Faith Tabernacle food pantries and Guardian Family Services. Sponsored by Metropolis Planet and Paducah Sun. For more information, contact the Planet at 618-524-2141.

Saturday, Nov. 19
Christian Motorcyclists Bake Sale
9 a.m. – noon
Dollar General Store, US 45 North, Vienna, Il.
Hosted by Christian Motorcyclists Association Recycled 1053. All donations will be accepted, with proceeds to benefit Run for the Son.

Saturday, Nov. 19
Holiday Mix, Mingle & Shop
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lourdes Hospital, 1530 Lone Oak Rd., Paducah, Ky.
Come to the Main Plaza and shop for all your holiday gift giving and decorating needs.
$5 jewelry and accessories, essential oils and soaps, cosmetics, holiday wreaths, ornaments, centerpieces, latest trends in apparel, handbags, fresh honey, bee’s wax products, jams, jellies, party dips, breads, pies and much more. Open to the pubic, free admission. All Proceeds benefit Lourdes Auxiliary. For information, contact Shannon Courtney at 270-444-2552 or

Saturday, Nov. 19
Project Hope Christmas Bazaar and Pet Photos with Santa
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Robert Cherry Civic Center, 2701 Park Ave, Paducah, Ky.
There will also be chili with the fixings, bake sale items, great booths and great Christmas gifts. For information, email the shelter at

Saturday, Nov. 19
Massac Nature Study Society
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Anne Parmley home, 1123 Country Club Rd., Metropolis
Massac Nature Study Society meets with either a program or a hike scheduled. Meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month. This month, there will be a walk around the 20-acre property looking for birds and identifying the many different trees and other plants. Following the nature walk will be a planning meeting. Events are free and open to all ages. Meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month. For information, contact Anne Parmley at 618-524-9022.

Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 19 & 20
Tilghman Musical: Thoroughly Modern Millie
Saturday, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Paducah Tilghman High School Fine Arts Auditorium, 2937 Clark St.
The Paducah Tilghman High School Choral Department presents the Broadway musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. Step back in time to the Roaring Twenties and follow Millie as she moves from Kansas to New York City, determined to become a “modern woman.”  Enjoy this Jazz-age, tap-dancing musical directed by Matt Hinz and Al Knudsen and starring a cast of Tilghman students and a live professional orchestra. Tickets are only $5, $10, and $15. Get your reserved seating online at Tickets also available at the door. For more information, visit the Paducah Tilghman Choir Facebook Page.

Saturday, Nov. 19
St. John’s Church Annual Chili Supper
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
St. John’s Church, 6201 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
Menu includes Chili, Hot Dogs, Dessert and Drink. Free will donation with all proceeds going to charity.

Saturday, Nov. 19
Annual Rebuilding Together Benefit Banquet
6 p.m.  Doors open,  7 p.m. Dinner
Baymont Inn Theater, 203 E. Front St., Metropolis
Dinner will be served by celebrity waiters and waitresses from throughout the area. Proceeds from the silent auction and benefit dinner will be used to purchase materials to make repairs to homes of elderly or disabled residents. To date over 158 homes have been rehabilitated. Tickets are $25 per person.  For more information, contact Sandy Dailey at 618-524-5627.

Saturday, Nov. 21 through Dec. 31
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.

Saturday, Nov. 19
Little Black Dress Party

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Fat Edd’s, 323 Ferry St, Metropolis
DJ, drink specials, appetizers, and silent auction. All proceeds to benefit the Massac County United Way. Pre-sale tickets available at Fat Edd’s. Price is $15 each or $25 per couple. Facebook Event

Sunday, Nov. 21
Joppa Annual Community Thanksgiving Meal
5 p.m.
Joppa Missionary Baptist Church, 215 Pearl St., Joppa, Il.
Everyone is invited to attend.

Tuesday, Nov. 22
Kids Craft Hour: Gifts In A Jar
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Metropolis Library, 317 Metropolis St.
Come to the library and make a scrumptious gift for someone special during the holidays. The library will supply a variety of items so the kids can make a personalized gift for whomever they choose. This program is intended for kids ages 6 and up. Supplies are limited, so please come in or call the library at 618-524-4312 by Friday, Nov. 18th.  Facebook

Tuesday, Nov. 22
Making Holiday Breads
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Shawnee Community College in Ullin
Be prepared early for Thanksgiving with this Holiday Breads class. Participants will learn how to prepare easy breads to serve at special occasions and will take home the two breads they prepare. The class fee is $10 with a supply fee of $15. Connie Lowery, owner of Connie’s at Shawnee, will teach the class. Please call Stacy Simpson at 618-634-3266 to register one week in advance. For additional information you may also email Stacy at

Tuesday, Nov. 22
Capitol Christmas Tree Stops in Paducah
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Noble Park, 2801 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky.
Paducah will welcome the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree as it travels from Idaho to Washington D.C.  The tree will be at the parking lot next to the baseball fields. People can sign the banner that travels with the National Tree and will be displayed with the tree in D.C.  Other activities include visits from Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl, as well and Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will be commemorative souvenirs. Holiday music provided by area schools.

Tuesday, Nov. 22
Community Thanksgiving Service
7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, Metropolis
Everyone is invited to attend.

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 25-27
Holiday House at Magnolia Manor
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
2700 Washington Ave, Cairo.  618-734-0201

Nov. 25 through Dec. 31 – tentative
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.

Saturday, Nov. 26
Small Business Saturday
All Day
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.

Saturday, Nov. 26
Golconda Merchants Christmas Open House
Golconda, Illinois.
This event is held the weekend after Thanksgiving. Local vendors will be showing off their fall and Christmas wares. Website

Saturday Nov. 26
McGinnis Family Christmas Trees Opening Day
9 a.m.-7 p.m.
1107 Mount Mission Rd., Metropolis
Fresh frazier firs are hand picked straight off the mountains of North Carolina. Santa will be there to meet the kids the first day. The McGinnis family invites you to start a new family tradition picking out a tree together.  For more information, call Heather McGinnis 618-645-2523 or 618-309-2081.

Saturday, Nov. 26
Dickens of a Christmas Small Business Saturday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Gazebo Corner, 120 Broadway St. Paducah, Ky.
Come spend the day in a magical Dickens atmosphere. There will be costumed characters, carolers, choirs, 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 Rapunzel. Be on the lookout for The Grinch. For information, contact Melinda Winchester at 270-444-8690 or

Saturday, Nov. 26
The Big Miniature Art Sale
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
PAPA Gallery, 124 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
This our members annual miniature art sale.  All new miniatures created by Paducah Area Painters Alliance and sold for $10.00 each.  These make great Christmas gifts, so come early while the selection is best. Admission is free. For information, call 270-575-3544. Website

Saturday, Nov. 26    
Anna Arts Center Holiday Bazaar
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Anna Arts Center, 117 W. Davie St. Anna, Illinois
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!   618-833-6525 to reserve a space or get information.

Tuesday, Nov. 29 and Thursday, Dec. 1
QuickBooks Pro Level 1
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Shawnee Community College, 8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, Il.
This two-day course will be held at Shawnee Community College Business and Industry Training Center. Instructor is Amy Parrish, CPA.  Topics discussed throughout the course will include an introduction to the software, creating a company, working with customers, working with vendors, and banking with QuickBooks. Space is limited and registration is required by November 18th. Cost is $99 per person, which includes materials and lunch. To register or more information, contact Candy Eastwood at 618-634-3231, or at

Tuesday, Nov. 29
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 registration and resume are current and active. The rep will be at the Library again on Dec. 20.  Please call Mr. Scarbrough for an appointment to meet with with him at the library during these dates and times, 618-241-6733.

Tuesday, Nov. 29
Girl Scout Fundraiser at El Tequila
5 p.m. – close
El Tequila, 1407 E 5th St., Metropolis
Portion of sales will benefit Girl Scout Troop 8678. Scouts will also be selling tickets for gift card basket that will be drawn in December, with proceeds to benefit the new troop.

Tuesday, Nov. 29
Joppa Rangers Basketball
6 p.m.
at home vs. Fulton City

Tuesday, Nov. 29
It’s A Wonderful Life, Live from WVL Radio Theater
7:30 p.m.
Clemens Fine Arts Center, 4810 Barkley Dr., Paducah, Ky
The hilarious 1940s “live broadcast” of the beloved film is a fresh new adaptation set in the fictional studio of WVL Radio Theatre on a cold, snowy winter night. Due to the blizzard, the professional voice actors are unable to get through, but the show must go on — so a small but intrepid band of employees manage to create the dozens of movie characters and scenes using just their voices and a sound effects table. For information or to purchase tickets or call the box office at 270-534-3212 or visit website.

Wednesday, Nov. 30
Food Plot 101
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Shawnee Community College
8364 Shawnee College Rd., Ullin, Il.
A food plot is a planted area set aside to act as a food source for wildlife. Food plots provide high nutritional value plants, therefore a high density and diversity of animals will thrive near a food plot. No matter if you are a hunter or wildlife photographer, you can learn the benefits of planting a food plot. Cost is $10 and held on the Main Campus. Instructor is Ed Billingsley,  Registration deadline is November 28th.  Register online now. For information, contact Stacy at or 618-634-3266.

Wednesday, Nov. 30
Joppa Lady Rangers Basketball
6 p.m.
at Shawnee

Wednesday, Nov. 30
Native Landscaping Goes to School
7 p.m.
216 East Monroe St. (alley), Carbondale, Il.
This multi-school garden collaboration began with three teachers – Julie Wittenborn-Sikorski, Meteicha Green, and Cindy Hepp – who love nurturing their students’ natural interest in environmental science. All three teachers have incorporated native plant gardens into their science curriculum. They will be sharing info about the Southern Illinois Teachers’ Native Garden Network. 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 684-2196 for information.


Thursday, Nov. 2
Axis Prisoners of War in Kentucky
7 p.m.
McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St., Paducah, Ky.
Presented by Richard Holl. This talk will focus on the German prisoners of war held in Kentucky POW camps during World War II. Fort Knox, Camp Campbell, and Camp Breckinridge all set up facilities to hold POWs, who were captured in Europe and North Africa and sent to the Commonwealth. Program is held in the 2nd floor meeting room and is free and open to the public. For information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510 ext. 117 or For program details, visit website.

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