The Metamora Area Business Association (MABA) is hosting its family-friendly Trunk-Or-Treat event on Saturday, October 31st from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Metamora Square.
Bring the kiddos in their Halloween costumes (not required) for a Spooktacular time of trick-or-treating at Halloween decorated vehicles. Social distancing and other precautions will take place to make for a safer environment. Vehicles will be parked along Partridge Street with trunks open to the park so that everyone can stroll in the park going trunk-to -trunk.
Germantown Hills Curbside Cleanup will take place the week of October 12th. Get rid of old furniture, mattresses, and other items that will not fit in a trash can. Place “bulky items” at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your garbage pickup day.
More details and guidelines at https://germantownhillsillinois.org/attention/community-cleanup-day-village-residents-only-week-of-october-12/
The Germantown Hills Chamber of Commerce and the Metamora Business Association will host their 12th annual Community Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday, October 21st at Metamora Fields Golf Club. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at the Heartland Bank Metamora and Germantown Hills branch locations. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, October 16th.
This uplifting event starts at 7:30 a.m. and includes a full breakfast served at your table. The amazingly talented Christian vocalists, The Kramer Family, will provide entertainment, and listen to an inspirational message from Keynote Speaker Mike Weber.
Visit Metamora IGA for a Pork Chop Fry on Friday, October 2nd from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 3rd from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Get a freshly grilled pork chop sandwich, chips, and a drink for $5.00.
The Metamora Knights of Columbus are hosting this event. Proceeds to benefit local charities.
Exciting changes are taking place on the Square in Metamora. Timeless Treasures is moving its location and will be connected to the new Partridge General Store on November 1st. Be on the lookout for Grand Opening details!
MTHS students have a wonderful new resource if they are looking for someplace to go after school. The Metamora Center at 104 South Menard Street in Metamora is open from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday. It is a place to relax, play games, grab a drink and snack, get help from tutors, and meet new people. Visit www.metamora.center for more information. #MetamoraYFC #YouthForChrist #StudentCenter
The Metamora Park District will hold its last 2020 Redbird Cheer Clinic for ages 5 - 14 years old on October 10th from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Black Partridge Park. Registration starts at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $15 with no sweatshirt (sweatshirt option was only available with pre-registration by September 27th).
Parents are welcome to attend the cheer performance at 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. For more details, please contact Michelle Spielman at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sarah Berberich at email@example.com.
The Illinois State Police is warning the public of a recent phone scam that took place in this area in September. The victim received a phone call from an unknown number with a local area code. The scammer told the victim that he had one of his family members and demanded a ransom.
Here are some tips from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to help you stay a step ahead of the scammers:
Spot Imposters – Scammers often pretend to be someone you trust, like a government official, a family member, a charity, or a company you do business with.
Do Online Searches – Type a company or product name into the search engine with words like “review.” “complaint” or “scam.” You can even search for phone numbers to see if they have been reported as scams.
Don’t Believe Your Caller ID – Technology makes it easy for scammers to fake called ID information, so the name and number you see aren’t always real.
Don’t Pay Upfront for a Promise – Someone might ask you to pay in advance for things like debt relief, credit and loan offers, mortgage assistance, or a job.
Consider How You Pay – Credit cards have significant fraud protection built-in, but some payment methods don’t. Wiring money through services like Western Union or MoneyGram is risky because it is nearly impossible to get your money back. That is also true for reloadable gift cards.
The Metamora Thespian Society will entertain you with four performances of “Cheaper by the Dozen” at Metamora Fields on Thursday, October 1st through 3rd with doors opening and dinner at 6:00 p.m. and show at 7:30 p.m. Doors and dinner start at 1:00 p.m. with the show starting at 2:30 p.m on Sunday, October 4th.
The cost is $40.00 for the dinner and the show. The menu includes salad, beef pot roast, fried chicken, corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, biscuits, and cake. Order tickets online at www.metamorathespiansociety.org
Halloween Hysteria is here! A 64-candy, single elimination competition will run until October 5th. Pick up a bracket at any IPDPL branch or print one out and fill in your tournament picks. Return your completed bracket to any IPDPL branch by October 5th to be eligible to win a treasure trove of Halloween candy! More details and bracket at https://www.facebook.com/events/644935016410661/
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WAOE My59, on digiMAX channel 11/507HD, is making changes to their regular program line-up. Their syndicated programming is gradually being replaced with paid programming, as the process of changing WAOE’s program format begins.
As a result, many viewer favorites and long-term WAOE staples will no longer be aired. They have stated there is much in WAOE’s future new format, which will be announced sometime in October, that viewers will enjoy just as much...if not more.
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Friday, October 16th - 7 p.m.
Shark Tank (ABC)
“Shark Tank,” the critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy® Award-winning entrepreneurial-themed reality show that has reinvigorated entrepreneurship in America, returns to ABC this fall for its eleventh season. The business-themed show that has become a culturally defining series and inspires a nation to dream bigger, recently amassed an amazing $100 million in deals offered in the Tank. The Sharks – tough, self-made, multimillionaire and billionaire tycoons – continue their search to invest in the best businesses and products that America has to offer. They will once again give people from all walks of life the chance to chase the American dream and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires.
Monday, October 19th - 7 p.m.
The Voice (NBC)
The four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice” returns with the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the show’s newest season.
Rock icon and pop culture phenomenon Gwen Stefani reclaims her red chair alongside superstar coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton as they return for Season 19. Carson Daly returns as host.
Sunday, October 25th - 8 p.m.
Ghostober - 7 Nights of Fright
No need to leave the house when Halloween reigns all month long. From “Ghost Adventures: Horror at Joe Exotic Zoo” to “The Osbournes: Night of Terror,” this might just be the year to buy lots of extra candy and settle in for Travel Channel’s third annual Ghostober.
This might just be the year to buy lots of extra candy and settle in for Ghostober, Travel Channel’s third annual paranormal programming event. No need to leave the house when Halloween reigns all month long, taking viewers on spine-chilling adventures to the other side – where tales of poltergeists, ghostly creatures, demons and even a few legends will keep you company. Filled with a creepy mix of buzzy new specials, boldfaced names and returning favorites, Ghostober has all the thrills and chills on lockdown.
While we are all living with many unknowns, Travel Channel conjures up over-the-top specials exploring the very topic of the real unknown. While paranormal programming is scheduled throughout October, Ghostober culminates with “7 Nights of Fright.” The top 20 of the world’s spookiest unexplained videos kickstarts the week on Sunday, October 25th at 8 p.m.
Fall TV sun outages will begin on Monday, October 5th, 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.