COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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IN OUR COMMUNITY

Dinner Theatre Show

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The Metamora Thespian Society Dinner Theatre presents four performances of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown at Metamora Fields.  Doors open with buffet at 6:00 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 20th, Friday, February 21st, and Saturday, February 22nd.  On Sunday, February 23rd the buffet starts at 1:00 p.m followed by the show at 2:30 p.m.


The cost is $40 for show and buffet for adults and $20 for kids ages 4 - 10.  The buffet includes salad, pot roast, fried chicken, vegetable, mashed potatoes and gravy, biscuits, cake, iced tea, and water.  Call 367-4000 for reservations.


With charm, wit, and heart, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang and is the perfect musical for the whole family! Musical numbers include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,”  “The Baseball Game,” “Little Known Facts,” “Suppertime,” and “Happiness.” Guaranteed to please audiences of all ages!

Germanfest

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The 45th MTHS Germanfest will take place on Saturday, February 29th in the old gym at Metamora High School from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  The evening will feature dancing to German music to the accordion music of Willana Vogel and her band. 

 

The Edelweiss Schuhplattler, Metamora’s German folk dancers will perform and there will be a skit by the advanced German class.  The evening will end with a polka contest with dinner gift certificates for the winners.  


New this year will be the menu.  The MTHS German Fest is going Beyond Meat to a plant-based meal.  The meal will feature Currywurst, Germany’s most popular street food.  This is a great opportunity to see what all the buzz is about!  Taste for yourself this incredible Beyond Meat sausage.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and should be purchased in advance at the high school.

Pancake and Sausage Breakfast

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The St. Mary of Lourdes Men’s Club will host their delicious pancake and sausage breakfast on Sunday, February 9th from 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the St. Mary of Lourdes Parish Center.


If you wish to pre-order sausage, please contact Bill Kessling at 309-645-7795.  The price is $3.00 per pound (bulk or link).  The last day to pre-order sausage is Sunday, February 2nd.

Cabin Fever Trivia Night

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Head out to the Metamora Park Foundation’s Trivia Night on February 22nd from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish Hall at 424 Lourdes Church Rd. to support the Metamora Park Foundation. 


The cost is $35 per person (tables of 6).  Great prizes, food included by Biscuits & Gravy,  and more! A cash bar will be available at this 21 and older event. All proceeds benefit the Metamora Park Foundation.  Purchase tickets and get more details at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/86295085925.


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Trivia Night

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The Germantown Hills PTO will host a Trivia Night on Friday, February 21st at the Monte Cristo Room inside Michael’s Italian Feast from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $20 per person and includes one drink.  Price increases $5 per person on February 7th so reserve your space now. 


Visit https://ghpto69.wixsite.com/ghpto for more details and to order tickets online.  All proceeds benefit teachers in Germantown Hills.

Chili and Bingo Night

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Enjoy a fun evening playing bingo after a warm chili dinner at St. Mary’s School on Saturday, February 8th.  The chili dinner is from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. with bingo to follow from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  There will be great prizes and fun for all!

Think Summer!

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The Germantown Hills Athletic Association (GHAA) Baseball and Tee-Ball Registration is open thru March 2nd. Visit www.ghaaregistration.assn.la for more information and registration.


All teams are coached by parent volunteers.  It’s a fun and rewarding experience for both you and your child.  Please consider being a volunteer in the upcoming year.

Growing Faith and Community

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Save the date for St. Mary’s annual dinner auction on Saturday, March 14th at Marlene’s Event Barn.  Over the years, this dinner auction has generated funds to install Wi-Fi and an iPad lab for students, new textbooks, enhanced heating system, and more.  Look for more details to come at www.stmfalcons.com and at https://www.facebook.com/StMarysSchoolMetamoraIL.


Please contact the school at 367-2528 if you are interested in donating items for the auction.  Thank you for the generosity from so many in our communities to keep Catholic education going strong!

ENTERTAINMENT & TECHNOLOGY

Special SHOWTIME Offer

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Starting February 1st, sign up for SHOWTIME with MTCO digiMAX for only $10.99 per month for 12 months!  Plus, get $25 cash back from SHOWTIME.  


This winter, SHOWTIME celebrates the return of HOMELAND, one of the most talked about dramas on TV, as well as movies for everyone and championship boxing.  Call MTCO today to sign up at 800-859-6826.

Indebted

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Thursday, Feb 6th 

8:30 p.m. – Indebted (NBC)

Young parents Dave and Rebecca are ready to reclaim their lives after years of diapers and sleepless nights. However, things take an unexpected turn when Dave’s parents show up unannounced and broke, leaving Dave with no choice but to open the door to the two people who gave him everything. But these boomerang parents aren’t great with boundaries, and the question of who’s parenting whom quickly becomes blurred. 

TV Programming Fees

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The price that a consumer pays each month for a TV video package is driven largely by the fees that video service providers like MTCO digiMAX are required to pay in order to retransmit the programs from companies that create or package the programming (the broadcast TV stations and cable networks).  Video service providers pay a set fee for every household that receives a given channel, regardless of whether anyone in that household watches the channel.  


Specifically, sports channels and local broadcast TV stations have been demanding significant fees to carry their programming.  Since 2011, local channels have increased by 580% and sports networks have increased by 190%.


MTCO works hard to bring you popular shows at a fair price.  In the past few years, many video service providers have taken a stand against unreasonable fee increases. MTCO, as well as many other video service providers, are pushing back against TV networks that demand more money without delivering more value. 


For more information on broadcast and retransmission fees, please visit www.tvonmyside.com.

LEGO Masters Premiere

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Wednesday, Feb 5th 

8:00 p.m. – Lego Masters (FOX)

Hosted by actor and producer Will Arnett and based on the hit British reality-competition series of the same name, LEGO MASTERS brings imagination, design and creativity to life when teams of LEGO enthusiasts go head-to-head, with infinite possibilities and an unlimited supply of LEGO bricks. Teams of two will compete against each other in ambitious brick-building challenges to be crowned the country’s most talented amateur LEGO builders.




American Idol

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Sunday, Feb 16th 

8:00 p.m. – American Idol (ABC)

The groundbreaking series launched the careers of superstars Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Katharine McPhee, Jordin Sparks, Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry among many others. Idol alumni are responsible for 13 Grammys, over 61 million album sales, 47 Platinum records, 95 Gold records, 444 Billboard No. 1 hits, 257 million digital downloads, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award. Now, the search is on for the next American Idol.

The Masked Singer

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Sunday, Feb 2nd 

9:30 p.m. – The Masked Singer (FOX)

“The Masked Singer” is a top-secret singing competition in which celebrities face off against one another while shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume, concealing their identity. With each performance, the host, panelists, audience, viewers and even the other contestants are left guessing who the singer is behind the mask. The singers may attempt to throw off the crowd, but keen observers might pick up on tiny clues buried throughout the show. Each week, a singer is eliminated -- and then reveals his or her true identity.