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Breakfast with Santa

Metamora Grade School - December 7th

Join all the fun at Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7th at Metamora Grade School!   Doors  open at 8:45 a.m., with Santa arriving at 9 a.m.  The morning will include a visit from Santa.  Be sure to bring your camera if you would like a photo. Children may visit Elf Stations where they can participate in several craft projects.  There will an exciting raffles, and door prizes will be given away every 15 minutes. In the kitchen they will be serving donuts, bagels, milk, juice, and coffee until 10:30 a.m.


Tickets are $4 in advance and $5 at the door. Tickets may also be purchased at CVS Pharmacy and Heartland Bank in Metamora or through club members.


All proceeds will benefit local charities and community needs. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Metamora Fields - December 14th

Here’s another chance to see Santa!  Metamora Fields will host a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14th from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.  The cost is $12.95 for adults and $6.95 for children ages 4 -10.  Breakfast includes eggs, bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, biscuits and gravy, and fresh fruit.  Plus, Santa will be handing out candy.  Call 309-367-4000 for reservations.

Holiday Musical

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The Metamora Thespian Society presents a special holiday musical edition of Plaid Tidings at Metamora Fields Golf Club.   There will be a performance each evening from Thursday, December 5th through Saturday, December 7th.  Doors open with a buffet at 6 p.m followed by the show at 7:30 p.m.  A fourth performance hits the stage on Sunday, December 8th with doors opening with a buffet at 1 p.m. followed by the show at 2:30 p.m.


The cost is $40 per person for the show and buffet.  The buffet includes a salad, roast beef, fried chicken, corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, biscuits, and cake.  Call 309-367-4000 for reservations.

Treats for the Holidays

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St. Mary’s of Metamora will hold its 13th Annual  Holiday Cookie and Candy Sale from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 14th.  The sale will be held in St. Mary’s School gym at 400 W. Chatham Street.


A variety of decorated and springerle cookies will be featured for $5 a dozen.  Candies, mixes, and other specialty items will also be sold.  This event is sponsored by St. Mary’s Altar & Rosary Society.  For more information, please call 367-4559.


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Holiday Giving

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Consider donating at one of these local blood drives to help someone in need!

MTCO

Wednesday, December 18th from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.  There are over 30 appointment times available so if you are interested in donating please contact Sarah at MTCO at 367-4197 to schedule a time.  There will be a drawing for a door prize, and the Red Cross will email donors a $5 Amazon gift card!

St. Mary of Lourdes Church

Saturday, December 21st from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Call Pam Brandt at 309-256-2354 to schedule your appointment or search online for sponsor code: 402164.  If you give, you will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt (while supplies last).

A digiMAX Christmas

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Tune in to the digiMAX Local HD channel 410 to enjoy the talents of our local youth performing in holiday concerts and plays. 

Past years of MTHS band and choir concerts and grade school Christmas plays will air during the month of December with extra replays during the week of Christmas!  Below are the initial broadcast times for the soon to be recorded 2019 concerts and plays:

MTHS Band & Choir Concert Dec. 16th at 7pm

Germantown Hills 2nd Gr. Play Dec. 17th at 7pm

St. Mary’s Christmas Program Dec. 19th at 7pm


Check your digiMAX TV on-screen Guide for all broadcast times.

Winter & Spring 2020 Park Guide

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The new Winter and Spring 2019 Metamora Park District Guide is out, and registration is open for many classes and activities. Pick one up today or check out the park district at http://www.metamoraparks.org/webpages/program-list.php


They are offering classes in Zumba, Zumbini, Piyo, yoga and painting classes along with many other activities for this upcoming spring.. 

Sausage Sale

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The St. Mary of Lourdes Men’s Club is holding a sausage sale on Sunday, December 8th from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the St. Mary of Lourdes Parish Center.  The price for fresh bulk or link sausage is $2.50 per pound.  If you wish to pre-order, please contact Bill Kessling by December 1st at 309-645-7795. .

ENTERTAINMENT & TECHNOLOGY

Windows 10 Fake Email is Ransomware

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Just delete it! A new malware email campaign sent from a fake Microsoft address is pushing people to download a malicious Windows 10 “critical update”. The email contains a .jpg file that is actually not a picture but an executable .NET file that will infect your PC.  If you receive this email you should immediately delete it.


Full details at:  https://www.tomsguide.com/news/do-not-open-windows-10-update-sent-via-email-its-ransomware

Devices Losing Netflix Support

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Starting on December 1, 2019, some older Samsung and Roku devices will no longer be able to access Netflix. Netflix is citing “technical limitations” as the reason for this loss of support but it is unclear what those technical limitations are—though the ability to auto-play episodes (or lack thereof) seems to at least be part of the problem.


Some of the Roku devices that will no longer be supported come December are Roku 200C, 2050X, 2100X, HD, SD, XD, XR, and any other Roku devices that cannot auto-play the next episode.  2010 and 2011 Samsung TVs with a C or D in the model code will also lose support.

Christmas TV Shows & Specials

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 Monday, Dec 2nd

7:00 p.m. – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer  (CBS)

Tuesday, Dec 3rd

8:00 p.m. – CMA Country Christmas  (ABC)

Wednesday, Dec 4th

8:00 p.m. – 87th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center  (NBC)

8:00 p.m. – The Moodys  (FOX)

The Moodys follows a tight-knit, but slightly dysfunctional family of five, all of whom gather in their hometown of Chicago for the “perfect” holiday. From break-ups to arrests to sharing one bathroom, each family member is packing his/her own eccentricities and hiding secrets from the others – as if the holidays were all about carols and eggnog!
















 

Sunday, Dec 8th

7:00 p.m. – Christmas in Dollywood  (Hallmark)

Sunday, Dec 22nd

7:00 p.m. – A Date By Christmas Eve  (Lifetime)

When Chelsea Simms, the good-hearted brand strategist for the popular dating app The Nice List, discovers the app has granted her magical powers, she uses her newfound ability to make all of the ‘naughty’ people in her life learn how to be good again. But when her plans go awry and Fisher, the kindly neighbor who has always carried a torch for Chelsea, is magically added to the naughty list by mistake, Chelsea must race against time to set things right before Christmas Eve.