The Metamora Park District is trying something new this year to get everyone excited for Halloween… a Movie in the Park sponsored in part by MTCO and Metamora-Germantown Hills JFL! The movie is free to attend, but donations to help cover the event will be accepted at the gate. The movie will be shown on a jumbo screen at Black Partridge Park on Saturday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m. They will be showing the movie “Hotel Transylvania”. JFL’s concessions stand will be open to purchase drinks and snacks. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or lawn chairs!
The Illinois Prairie District Public Library will be hosting a free mini, monster-themed, 30-minute story time before the movie at 6:00 p.m. They will also be providing a take-and-make craft to bring home.
The Metamora Grade School PTO Craft & Vendor Fair will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22nd. This is a free event at the school and is open to the public. A vendor list and more details will be available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/614046666897470/?ref=newsfeed
The St. Mary of Lourdes Men’s Club is hosting a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on Sunday, October 2nd from 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This delicious breakfast will be served at the St. Mary of Lourdes Parish Hall at 424 Lourdes Church Road.
Join the Metamora Area Business Association and other local organizations as they provide a safe opportunity for kids to show off their costumes and businesses and individuals to decorate their trunks and provide treats for all the trick-or-treaters! This 5th annual Trunk or Treat will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on the Metamora Square.
Join the Germantown Hill Chamber of Commerce for their annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 29th from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Little Oaks Daycare parking lot at 505 Woodland Knolls in Germantown Hills. Have the kiddos come in costumes and get their treats walking from car trunk to car trunk! Then go across the street to the Firehouse for a costume contest that starts at 3:00 p.m.
If you want to participate in bringing a trunk of goodies for the kids, call 309-383-2566.
Metamora Township High School will present the 47th annual Madrigal Dinner on Friday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 4th, 2022. On Friday and Saturday, doors will open at 6 pm, and the show starts at 6:30 pm. On Sunday, doors open at 3 pm, and the show starts at 3:30 pm.
Ticket sales for the event begin on Saturday, October 29th. Tickets are $28 per person. Please call 309-367-4151, ext. 574, or email email@example.com. Credit cards are accepted.
Mars/ Wars 4143 competed at Gateway Robotics Competition on September 24th in St. Louis and won 1st Place! Way to go!!!
The robotics program teaches these students so much, having a life-long impact on them. Visit MTHS between 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on October 15th to see the robot, hear about the program, and enjoy some candy from the Go Go Candy Company!
Join EasterSeals Learning Academy for their first-ever spaghetti dinner fundraiser! Drive through and pick up Michael’s Italian Feast for your family at EasterSeals Learning Academy at 110 Fandel Road in Germantown Hills.
The drive-through will be on Saturday, October 22nd from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 for a half-gallon of spaghetti, 16” garlic bread, and 16” cinnamon bread. Tickets can be purchased online at esci.link/SpagDinner
MTHS Marching Bands Concert
MTHS will be hosting its annual Marching Band Invitational on Saturday, October 8th. Head to Malone Field for a full day of creative and exceptional marching band performances!
The MTHS Bands Fall Concert starts at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19th in the MTHS Auditorium.
Get ready for another fun season of Metamora High School sports and concerts on your local digiMAX channel 400!
We also have exciting news that all home games of football and volleyball, and most away football games will be broadcast LIVE on MTCO digiMAX channel 401 and on the Redbird Replay LIVE YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Z9xl4uV7d1nPk4eeDE1Kg/featured
Fall TV sun outages will begin on Thursday, October 6th, and are expected to last through October 10th. You can expect to see video issues these days between the hours of 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Video outages will range from a few blips of interrupted video to channels that may go dark for several minutes.
Sun outages are a natural phenomenon that occurs when a satellite and a receiving earth station come directly in line with the sun. The sun’s energy interferes with the satellite’s signal and affects the signals received by the earth station.
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This person will trick your users to send money to themselves through the Zelle® payment method. In reality, you’ll be sending the money directly to these scammers’ pockets. Watch this quick video on how to spot this type of scam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Yk9i4uL8dQ
Friday, October 14th
7:00 p.m. – Magnolia Network
Chip and Joanna take on their biggest project yet, Waco’s famous Cottonland Castle. With the goal of breathing new life into this old place, Chip and Joanna must tackle its challenging infrastructure to restore its innate opulent charm.
Intel's 13-gen “Raptor Lake” architecture chips have twice the number of E cores than before. E-core takes care of multi-core workloads and other kinds of background tasks to help improve efficiency and power usage. The enhancements will also improve speed the most for creative tasks like video and 3D rendering, as well as streaming games. Boxed versions of desktop processors go on sale on October 20th.
Sunday, October 2nd
9:00 p.m. – Discovery Channel
Twelve of the world’s best chainsaw carvers are put to the ultimate test of creativity, strength, and skills as they travel to remote forests to compete in the ultimate carving competition to turn ordinary logs into extraordinary works of art.
All MTCO digMAX TV customers in the Essential and Essential+ TV packages can watch the NFL Network FREE for 30 days! The free preview starts at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 11th, and runs through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 9th. Catch all the NFL coverage and action on channel 556.
Thursday, October 6th
9:00 p.m. – ABC
An award-winning investigative journalist contends with a fall from grace and then opts to lever her established life in New York behind so that she can start a new job at a daily metro newspaper in Alaska. Starring Hillary Swank, Jeff Perry, Matt Malloy, and Meredith Holzman.
Sunday, October 16th
9:00 p.m. – PBS
Unforgotten’s Nicola Walker has traded in cold cases for maritime murders as DI Annika Strandhed in Annika, a new police procedural with a wry wit. Juggling enigmatic cases while trying to raise her rebellious teenage daughter, the droll and dry-witted skipper of Glasgow’s newly-formed Marine Homicide Unit drops literary references, breaks the fourth wall, and keeps viewers riveted through twists and turns galore.