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  • * Altenburg Museum 10th Annual Christmas Tree Exhibit
    Dec. 21, 10 am
    Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum
    Join us at the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum for our 10th Annual Christmas Tree Exhibit with more than 40 themed Christmas trees. Featuring historic German Christmas tree décor. Open daily, 10am-4pm, Thursday evenings in December until 8pm. ...
  • Seasons of Rejoicing, A Christmas Musical
    Dec. 21, 10 am
    First Presbyterian Church
    First Presbyterian Church of Jackson presents "Season of Rejoicing, A Christmas Musical"
  • Yule Log Cabin
    Dec. 21, 10 am-6 pm
    River Ridge Winery
    Filled with displays of unique Chrismas, fall and Halloween items, this holiday wonderland offers a huge selection of gifts, ornaments, decorations, tableware, candles, tree skirts, accessories and more. With more than 100 decorated Christmas trees...
  • Joyful Song
    Dec. 21, 10:30 am
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    Trinity Lutheran Church will hold "Joyful Song - Blended Worship" Christmas service.
  • Glenn House Tours
    Dec. 21, 1 pm-4 pm
    Glenn House
    The Glenn House will hold Home for the Holidays. Advance tickets are available at the Cape Girardeau Convention & Visitors Bureau. Advance tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for children. Tickets at the door are $5 for adults and $2 for children....
  • Benjie Heu
    Dec. 21, 1 pm-4 pm
    Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum
    Transition Spaces 14.3 Oct. 31-Jan. 25 Artist Talk: Nov. 7, 6 p.m.
  • Crystal Wagner: Immersion
    Dec. 21, 1 pm-4 pm
    Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum
    Nov. 7-Jan. 25 Artist Talk: Nov. 6, 6 p.m. Opening Reception: Nov. 7, 4-8 p.m. Crystal Wagner creates mixed media installations encompassing the entire gallery through a combination of different processes including screen printing, intaglio...
  • Jonathan Puzan
    Dec. 21, 2 pm-5 pm
    Steele Crest Winery
    Jonathan Puzan will be at Steele Crest Winery.
  • Heartland Writers Guild
    Dec. 21, 2 pm-4 pm
    Steck House Art Gallery
    The Heartland Writers Guild meets from 2-4 pm. the third Sunday of each month at the Steck House, 210 Washington St. Jackson, Missouri. The guest speaker will be local author, Stan Crader. He will discuss his journey as a writer and joys and...
  • Cape Girardeau Civil War Roundtable
    Dec. 21, 2 pm
    Hanover Lutheran Church
    The Cape Girardeau Civil War Roundtable meets the third Sunday of every month. Meeting is free and open to the public. The speaker will be club member Patti House. She will present "Four Women and a Boat," about women in the Civil War. Also, members...
  • Vieux Noel in Lights
    Dec. 21, 6 pm-8 pm
    Bolduc House Museum
    Stroll along with members of the colonial community to the creche hidden in the boxwood grove--- Enter through the Linden House Gate.
  • Hobbs Chapel Christmas Program
    Dec. 21, 6 pm
    Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church
    Hobbs Chapel will hold its Christmas program with music by Hand Picked. The play will be "Away from the Manger. Also, the church's famous puppets will do a show. Refreshments will be served after the program. For more information call 334-0904 and...
  • Old School Hype
    Dec. 21, 6 pm
    The Library
  • 7 o,m
    Dec. 21, 7 pm
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    The Trinity Choral Society at historic Trinity Lutheran Church, Altenburg, MO will present its annual Christmas concert on Sunday, December 21, 2014 beginning at 7 p.m. A performance by special guest flutist Tanesha Reeves and audience...
  • Bruce Zimmerman and the Water Street Band
    Dec. 21, 9 pm
    Port Cape Girardeau
    Bruce Zimmerman and the Water Street Band will be in the Water Street Lounge.
  • * 2014 Howie the cat commemorative ornament to benefit the Greyhound Pets of America-Cape Chapter
    Monday, Dec 22, 2014 TBA
    Busch Pet Products
    Busch Pet Products is selling it's 2014 Howie the cat ornament to benefit retired racing greyhounds. All proceeds from the sale of the commemorative ornament will go to the Greyhound Pets of America-Cape Girardeau Chapter. There are a limited number...
  • Cape Splash 2015 Pass Holiday Sale (Limited Time Offer)
    Dec. 22, 8 am-5 pm
    Cape Splash
    Cape Splash is expanding with some exciting new features that you will not want to miss in 2015. Our pricing for season passes will be changing as well. However you can get some holiday cheer by purchasing your 2015 season pass at the 2014 rate!...
  • Cape Girardeau County Commission Meeting
    Dec. 22, 9 am
    Cape Girardeau County Courthouse and Administrative Building
    The county commission meets every Monday and Thursday. The commission will review the Record of Deeds monthly report, assessor Bob Adams will recomend to award vendor for RFP 12-20NOV14-personal property computer assisted assessment system, approve...
  • Country Club Western Dancers: Line and Partners
    Dec. 22, 6 pm-9 pm
    American Legion Post 63
    Beginners start at 6 p.m. and the first two classes are free for beginners. Line and couples dancing starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call Patti at 573-204-7578.
  • Irene's Country Dance Lessons -- Partners
    Dec. 22, 6 pm
    Cape Girardeau Eagles #3775
    Learn country dancing. Irene Reynolds is the instructor. Beginners start at 6 p.m. For more information call 382-0008 or email irlinedancer@yahoo.com.
  • Murray State Racers at Southern Illinois Salukis Bearcats
    Dec. 22, 7:05 pm
    Siu Arena
  • Art Gallery: Junior Duck Stamp Contest
    Dec. 23, 8 am-5 pm
    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
    Art Gallery - December Drop by the nature center’s auditorium gallery during December to admire artwork submitted by the contestants of the Junior Duck Stamp Contest. This annual contest highlights the talents of many young artists. Exhibit is free...
  • Art Gallery: Cheyenne and A. J. Hendershott
    Dec. 23, 8 am-5 pm
    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
    Art Gallery – December Visit the nature center lobby in December to view drawings inspired by the extinct birds of Missouri, created by daughter and father duo, Cheyenne and A. J. Hendershott. Exhibit is free and open to the public when the Nature...
  • Kids Bee Fit
    Dec. 23, 9 am-10 am
    Healthpoint Fitness
    Held 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday and 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Friday. Children play musical games, dance and have lots of active fun. No registration required for these hour-long classes for children, ages 2 to 6. Cost is $3 per child for HealthPoint members...
  • Visual Arts Co-Op Miniature Exhibit
    Dec. 23, 10 am-4 pm
    Arts Council of Southeast Missouri
    An Extensive, Changing Selection Of CO-OP Members' Fine Art Minis Priced $75 And Under Are On Display In Our Mini Case. Arts Council Of Se Missouri - Open Tu-Sa 10am-4pm 32 N. Main Cape Girardeau Mo.
  • December/January Co-Op Window Exhibitors Barbi Myres and Sue Kemp
    Dec. 23, 10 am-4 pm
    Arts Council of Southeast Missouri
    New work by the Visual Arts Cooperative members will be exhibited in the Chapman Gallery during the months of December and January. CO-OP members, Barbi Myres and Sue Kemp are exhibiting in the Arts Council windows for this two-month time period. ...
  • Community Grief Support Group
    Dec. 23, 6 pm
    Visiting Nurse Association
    The Visiting Nurse Association will hold a community grief support group. Anyone experiencing grief is welcome to attend. It will be held the fourth Tuesday of each month.
  • Songwriters night
    Dec. 23, 8 pm-11 pm
    Port Cape Girardeau
    Local blues singer/songwriter Bruce Zimmerman hosts songwriters night every Tuesday at Port Cape.
  • Kids Bee Fit
    Dec. 24, 10 am-11 am
    Healthpoint plaza
    Held 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Children play musical games, dance and have lots of active fun. No registration required for these hour-long classes for children, ages 2 to 6. Cost is $3 per child for HealthPoint members and $4 for non-members, or you can...
  • Medicine Cabinet Makeover: an Introduction to Essential Oils
    Dec. 24, 2 pm-4 pm
    Family Friendly Farm
    We will share how we learned to eliminate over-the-counter drugs with non-toxic Young Living Essential Oils. This is a sample of what we have used them for: cuts burns muscle pain & cramps fever reduction cough & congestion sinus infection brown...
  • Christmas Eve Service
    Dec. 24, 6 pm
    Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church
    Hobbs Chapel will hold Christmas Eve services at 6 p.m.
  • Medicine Cabinet Makeover: An Introduction to Essential Oils
    Dec. 24, 6 pm-8 pm
    Family Friendly Farm
    We will share how we eliminated other-the-counter drugs with natural Young Living Essential Oils. We've used them for cuts, burns, muscle pain and cramps, fever reduction, warts, cough, congestion, sinus infection, brown recluse spider bite and...
  • Family Candlelight Communion Service
    Dec. 24, 7 pm
    First Presbyterian Church
    Christmas Eve Family Candlelight Communion Service
  • Karaoke - Gong Show Style
    Dec. 24, 7:30 pm
    Westside Bar & Grill
    Every Wednesday night. Not your same old karaoke! Dare to brave the stage and see if you can make it through your song without being gonged. It's the best karaoke around, you won't want to miss out on this night of FUN and LAUGHS!!
  • Puttin on the Mix Karaoke Wednesdays @ Mixing 10
    Dec. 24, 9 pm-Midnight
    Mixing 10
    Come on down to Mixing 10 on Wednesday nights for an evening of karaoke fun! We have 1,000s of karaoke tracks available including today's most popular hits. Karaoke starts at 9 p.m.
  • Alternative Entertainment - Drag Show
    Dec. 24, 9 pm-closing
    Independence Place
    Every Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday at Independence Place, 5 S. Henderson St, Cape Girardeau , Mo. Alternative Drag performance to today's and yesterday's music. Very fun and creative show. Show times 9pm and 11 p.m.
  • Christmas Midnight Mass
    Dec. 24, 11:30 pm
    National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
    Christmas Midnight Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal with a music program to begin at 11:30 p.m. This is the only Christmas Mass at the Shrine.
  • Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting
    Dec. 25, 7 am
    Cape Girardeau Public Library
    The Cape Girardeau Public Library Board of Trustees consists of nine community members who are appointed by the Mayor for three year terms to monitor operations of the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The Board of Trustees is a policymaking Board and...
  • Golf Course Advisory Board
    Dec. 25, Noon
    Osage Centre
    The Municipal Golf Course Advisory Board acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council to review, promote and expedite development and use of the Jaycee Municipal Golf Course facilities. The Board may study any problem or condition relating to...
  • * T-Rex Exhibit
    Dec. 26, Noon-4:30 pm
    Bollinger County Museum of Natural History
    The full size T-Rex Model is here the for a limited time. Daspletosaurus is a type of Tyrannosaur who grew up to 30 feet long and weighed 3 tons! Its name means "frightful lizard". Visit the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History to see this...
  • * Ice Age Exhibit
    Dec. 26, Noon-4:30 pm
    Bollinger County Museum of Natural History
    Journey back in time to the Ice Age. See the replica skull of Dee, largest mounted Columbian mammoth in North America and Dima, a mummified baby Wooly mammoth, a huge bison latifrons skull replica with a horn span of 7feet, giant ground sloth skull...
  • * Christmas at the Museum
    Dec. 26, Noon-4:30 pm
    Bollinger County Museum of Natural History
    Bring your family to the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History, in Marble Hill, on Saturday, December 27 for an afternoon of dinosaurs and Christmas fun! The Lego building room will be open from 12:30 pm -4:00pm on Saturday, December 27 only. ...
  • * Bollinger County Museum of Natural History Open Hours
    Dec. 26, Noon-4:30 pm
    Bollinger County Museum of Natural History
    See the official Missouri dinosaur story and life size model of Missouri dinosaur, Hypsibema missouriense, Will Mayfield College history, Native American artifacts, local Civil War collection, fossils from Missouri and the world, explore and...
  • * Dinosaur Dig
    Dec. 26, Noon-4:30 pm
    Bollinger County Museum of Natural History
    Explore the world and be a Paleontologist! Children of all ages enjoy digging for and discovering dinosaur bones in our dinosaur dig play area at the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History. Brush away the "earth" to reveal replica dinosaur bones...
  • * Utahraptor Exhibit
    Dec. 26, Noon-4:30 pm
    Bollinger County Museum of Natural History
    Utahraptor was probably the largest of raptors, 23 feet from head to tail and weighing around a half a ton. It used a huge killing claw, located on its' hind feet, for slashing and ripping prey. See a replica of this ferocious predator at the...
  • * Dinosaur Stampede
    Dec. 26, Noon
    Bollinger County Museum of Natural History
    See the "Dinosaur Stampede" at the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History. Dinosaurs include Daspletosaurus, Citipati, Bambiraptor, Quetzalcoatlus, Heterodontosaurus, and Sordes.
  • Karaoke at Pitters
    Dec. 26, 8 pm
    Pitter's Cafe and Lounge
    Karaoke by Peak Audio and Visuals
  • Celebrate Recovery
    Dec. 27, 6 pm-8 pm
    The Apostolic Promise Church
    The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to encourage fellowship and to celebrate God's healing power in our lives as we work our way along the road to recovery. For more information or to ask about transportation, call Sherry Williams at 275-8206.
  • The Big Idea
    Dec. 27, 9 pm
    Rhymer's On The Plaza
    The Big Idea plays rock and blues music.
  • * 2014 Regional Juried Exhibit
    Dec. 30, 10 am-4 pm
    Arts Council of Southeast Missouri
    During First Friday on December 5th, from 5 pm - 9 pm, the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will host a reception for the 2014 Annual Regional Juried Exhibition. The show will be on display until Jan. 31 and will feature pieces by 23 regional...
  • Keep Cape Beautiful Beautification Committee
    Dec. 30, 3 pm
    Osage Centre
    Keep Cape Beautiful is a volunteer board led by the City's Park and Recreation Department whose main aim is to help beautify Cape Girardeau by controlling litter and graffiti, promote recycling, encourage community involvement, and care for trees...
  • Missouri State Bears at Southern Illinois Salukis Basketball
    Dec. 31, 5:05 pm
    Siu Arena
  • La Guignolee Watch Party
    Dec. 31, 6 pm-9 pm
    Bolduc House Museum
    Join us for heavy hors d'oeuvres and punch while we play 18th Century French Parlor games and wait for the La Guignolee to arrive.
  • New Year's Eve Dance with the Welter Four
    Dec. 31, 7 pm-12:30 pm
    American Legion Post 158
    The Welter Four will play at the American Legion Hall in Jackson for New Year's Eve. Dinner will be 7 to 8 p.m. with the dance held 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information or tickets, call Bart Eaton at...
  • New Years Eve Party
    Dec. 31, 8 pm-Midnight
    Cape Girardeau VFW Post 3838
    Come party and ring in the New Year with the Band Common Thread. Tickets are $10 for non members and $5 for members. Tables of eight or six are available to reserve. We will have hors d'oeuvres, Champagne toast, breakfast, and shuttle available.
  • New Years Eve
    Dec. 31, 8 pm-Midnight
    Cape Girardeau VFW Post 3838
    Cape Girardeau VFW Post 3838 New Years Eve Dance 8 to 1 Common Thread playing, snacks and breakfast will be served.
  • * New Years Eve Party and Birthday Bash @ Westside Bar and Grill
    Dec. 31, 9 pm
    Westside Bar & Grill
    We are going to have a blast with live music from Crimson County...We also will be having a birthday bash to celebrate some special folks whose birthdays fall right in the middle of all the holiday fuss and tend to get overlooked. Not this year! We...
  • myTEAM TRIUMPH Resolution 5K and 1 mile
    Jan. 1, 10 am
    Cape Girardeau Arena Park
    Start 2015 off right with a 1 mile or 3.1 mile run or walk at Arena Park! The event benefits myTEAM TRIUMPH, a athletic ride-along program created for people with disabilities who would normally not be able to experience endurance events. Register...
  • FREE Blood Pressure Screening by Broadway Prescription Shop
    Jan. 1, 10 am-11:30 am
    Cape Girardeau Senior Center
    A certified pharmacy technician from Broadway Prescription Shop will be on hand at the Cape Senior Center to take blood pressure and answer your questions.
  • Board of Adjustment Meeting
    Jan. 1, 7 pm
    Cape Girardeau City Hall
    The Board of Adjustment hears and decides exceptions to or variations from the height, area, bulk and setback requirements as set out in the City's Zoning Ordinance. Appeals to the Board of Adjustment may be taken by any person aggrieved, or by any...
  • Art Gallery: Michelle Randecker
    Jan. 2, 8 am-5 pm
    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
    Art Gallery - January Take the opportunity this month to view “A Southeast Winter,” a collection of outdoor photography by Michelle Randecker. Exhibit is free and open to the public when the Nature Center is open (Tuesday through Saturday 8 AM to 5...
  • Art Gallery: Nastassia Todd
    Jan. 2, 8 am-5 pm
    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
    Art Gallery - January Stop by our lobby in January to view origami plants and animals by Nastassia Todd. Exhibit is free and open to the public when the Nature Center is open (Tuesday through Saturday 8 AM to 5 PM).
  • Basic Fly Tying
    Jan. 2, 6 pm
    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
    Basic Fly Tying January 2 • Friday • 6-9 PM and January 8 • Thursday • 6-9 PM Early registration begins December 16 (ages 16+); phone (573)290-5218. Are you a fly fisherman? If so, start the year learning some new skills during this two-evening...
  • Dutch Oven Cooking
    Jan. 3, 9:30 am-Noon
    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
    Dutch Oven Cooking January 3 „P Saturday „P 9:30 AM - NOON Registration begins December 16 (ages 12+); phone (573)290-5218. Cold weather and warm food go hand in hand. Try your hand at making something hot to eat in the Dutch ovens as we...
  • Born Learning (birth - 6 years)
    Jan. 3, 11 am
    Cape Girardeau Public Library
    Stories, songs and activities. A monthly partnership with United Way/Success by 6.
  • Open Mic Singspiration
    Jan. 3, 6 pm
    Southside Baptist Church
    Southside Baptist Church will hold open mic singspiration the first Saturday of each month. All are welcome.
  • Open Mic
    Jan. 3, 6 pm
    Southside Baptist Church
    Southside Baptist will hold Open Mic night.
  • Capaha Field Improvement Committee Meeting
    Jan. 5, Noon
    Osage Centre
    The Capaha Field Improvement Committee was formed in 1988, consisting of City of Cape Girardeau and Southeast Missouri State University representatives, a Parks and Recreation Advisory Board member, and Field Committee and private sector...
  • Got Art? Grades 4-6
    Jan. 7, 4 pm-5 pm
    Cape Girardeau Public Library
    First Wednesday of the month art program featuring a known artist/technique for participants to learn and try. Call for monthly theme. Registration required.
  • Board of Examiners Meeting
    Jan. 7, 7 pm
    Cape Girardeau City Hall
    The Board of Examiners examines the qualifications of all applicants for a plumber's license, mechanical installer's license, master drainlayer's license and electrician's license, as to their knowledge of and ability to perform the duties and...
  • Nature Center at Night: Mountain Lion Mysteries
    Jan. 8, 5 pm-8 pm
    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
    Nature Center at Night: Mountain Lion Mysteries January 8• Thursday • 5-8 PM No registration required (all ages) Mountain lions are here, or are they? There may be more sightings of these elusive cats than big foot! Come in out of the cold...
  • Nature Art: Leather Jewelry
    Jan. 8, 6 pm-8 pm
    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
    Nature Art: Leather Jewelry January 8 • Thursday • 6-8 PM Early registration begins December 16 (ages 16+); phone (573)290-5218. Native Americans used every part of the animals they harvested, sometimes using the hide to make leather jewelry....
  • * Chewing the Fat-A Cookbook Club
    Jan. 8, 6 pm-7 pm
    Cape Girardeau Public Library
    Come to the Cape Girardeau Public Library for Chewing the Fat: A Cookbook Club. Participants will check out a cookbook each month and then share their favorite recipe from the cookbook the following month.The club will meet every second Thursday of...
  • Board of Appeals Meeting
    Jan. 8, 7 pm
    Cape Girardeau City Hall
    The Board of Appeals hears and decides on appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretation of the locally adopted building codes. The City of Cape Girardeau is currently...
  • Parents Without Partners orientation and meeting
    Jan. 9, 6:30 pm
    Cape Girardeau VFW Post 3838
    Parents Without Partners will hold an informational orientation for prospective members and an educational program at the Cape VFW board room. Open to the public.
  • * Common Thread @ Westside Bar and Grill
    Jan. 9, 8 pm-Midnight
    Westside Bar & Grill
    https://www.facebook.com/events/542600582509760/ Cover $3
  • Indiana State Sycamores at Southern Illinois Salukis Basketball
    Jan. 10, 3:05 pm
    Siu Arena
  • * Write Your Own Story/Memoir Writing Group
    Jan. 12, 10 am-Noon
    Cape Girardeau Public Library
    Join this informal gathering of writers interested in putting their stories on paper for fun or profit. Get feedback on what you have already written or seek advice on how to begin. The group meets the second Monday of each month in the Penzel...
  • Lunch & Learn
    Jan. 12, 11 am-12:30 pm
    Schock's Pub
    FREE lunch while you listen to a speaker educate senior citizens on relivant issues or services you didn't know about. After lunch Chaffee Nursing Center also hosts a 1/2 hour free bingo. Everyone welcome. Must come to lunch to play bingo. Some...
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting
    Jan. 12, 5:30 pm
    Osage Centre
    The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board shall act in an advisory capacity to the City Council to review, promote and expedite development of existing and new public park and recreational facilities and activities. The Board may investigate or study...
  • Girardeau Goes Green Advisory Board Meeting
    Jan. 13, 7 pm
    Cape Girardeau Public Library
    The purpose of the Girardeau Goes Green Advisory Board is to develop cost-effective recommendations for how the Cape Girardeau City Government can: Reduce energy consumption; Improve energy use efficiency;Reduce the City's environmental impact;...
  • ArtStarts (Grades 1-3)
    Jan. 14, 4 pm-5 pm
    Cape Girardeau Public Library
    Second Wednesday of the month art program for younger elementary school age. Each month, an artist is celebrated. Call the library for monthly themes. Registration required.
  • Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
    Jan. 14, 7 pm
    Cape Girardeau City Hall
    The Planning and Zoning Commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding zoning changes, special use permits, subdivision plats, and other developmental policy issues involving the Planning Services Division of the Development Services...
  • * Winter Storm HOOPS 2.1 mile Run/Walk
    Jan. 17, 8 am
    Cape LaCroix Trail
    Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8 a.m. Cape LaCroix Trail – Cape Girardeau, MO (trailhead below Lexington & Route W, near Missouri Running Company) Get ready to run OR walk 2.1 miles on the Cape LaCroix Trail - with a twist! Starting and ending...
  • Conservation Destination: Seventy-Six Conservation Area
    Jan. 17, 8 am-2 pm
    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
    Conservation Destination: Seventy-Six Conservation Area January 17 • Saturday • 8AM–2 PM Program is free. Transportation provided. Registration begins January 2; phone (573)290-5218. (ages 10+) Come with us as we hike along the bluffs and...
  • Crowley's Ridge Area Turners
    Jan. 17, 9 am
    Dexter High School
    A new area chapter of the American Association of Woodturners will meet the third Saturday of each month. Meetings are open to the general public and will be held in the wood shop at Dexter High School. There will be demonstrations and classes on...
  • The Metropolitan Opera: The Merry Widow
    Jan. 17, 11:55 am
    Kerasotes Carbondale ShowPlace 8
  • * Hypnotherapy for Smoking Cessation and More
    Jan. 17, 2 pm-3:30 pm
    Cape Girardeau Public Library
    Join Tim Morgan, Certified Instructor for the National Guild of Hypnotists, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 17 in the Oscar Hirsch Room to learn how hypnotherapy can help you quit smoking, lose weight and more. No registration required. Free and...
  • * The Melroy's @ Westside Bar and Grill
    Jan. 17, 8 pm-Midnight
    Westside Bar & Grill
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1512964675620665/ $3 Cover
  • Loyola Chicago Ramblers at Southern Illinois Salukis Basketball
    Jan. 18, 1:05 pm
    Siu Arena
  • Let's LEGO (ages 5-12)
    Jan. 21, 4 pm-5 pm
    Cape Girardeau Public Library
    LEGO builders are given monthly challenges.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner Keynote Address: Soledad O'Brien
    Jan. 21, 6 pm
    Show Me Center
    Soledad O'Brien, an award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor, producer and television personality, will continue the University's 2014-2015 Speakers Series when she presents the keynote address at Southeast's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....
  • Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
    Jan. 21, 7 pm
    Cape Girardeau City Hall
    The Historic Preservation Commission encourages and engages in activities pertaining to the preservation of the City's historic resources. The Commission is responsible for establishing and maintaining an inventory of surveys on historic properties...
  • Bradley Braves at Southern Illinois Salukis Basketball
    Jan. 21, 7 pm
    Siu Arena
  • 2nd Annual Celebration of Youth Sports Awards Banquet
    Jan. 23, 6 pm
    Osage Centre
    Honoring excellence in youth sports. Join the Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department in honoring excellence in Youth Sports. Awards will be presented to Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department's Youth Sports Leagues, Southeast Missouri...
  • Opera: "Amahl and the Night Visitors" and "Amelia Goes to the Ball"
    Jan. 23, 7:30 pm
    Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
    Performance Ensemble
  • Tadpoles: Winter Wonders
    Jan. 24, 9 am
    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
    Tadpoles: Winter Wonders Saturday, January 31 - 9 AM or 10 AM Ever wonder what could be special about winter? The cold and snow can be nice you know! It even helps some animals! We will explore all the wonderful mysteries of winter in nature...
  • Nature and the Arts
    Jan. 24, 1 pm-4 pm
    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
    Nature and the Arts January 24 • Saturday • 1-4 PM No registration required (all ages) Be “naturally” inspired by artists who love nature and have some interesting ways of incorporating it into their work. Listen to music, visit with artisans,...
  • Gluteology
    Jan. 24, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
    Cape Girardeau Public Library
    Join Tamatha Crowson from the City of Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department for Gluteology, a great workout focusing on the gluteus muscles at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Oscar Hirsch Room. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Register...
  • 20 in 30 Weight Loss Challenge
    Jan. 26, 7 pm-8 pm
    Cape Girardeau Public Library
    Join Dr. Matt Uchtmann to learn how to lose 20 pounds in 30 days, become a fat burning machine, and keep the weight off for good! Registration is required. Register online at the library website www.capelibrary.org or call 573-334-5279 ext. 121 to...
  • Gabrielle Baffoni, clarinet, Brandon Christensen, violin and guest, Zachary Lopes, piano
    Jan. 27, 7:30 pm
    Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall
    Faculty and Guest Recital
  • Blood Drive at the Nature Center
    Jan. 28, 2 pm-7 pm
    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
    Blood Drive January 28 „P Thursday „P 2-6 PM Registration begins December 1 online (ages 16+) at www.redcrossblood.org The holidays are a time for giving. What better gift to give than the gift of life by donating blood. Ages 16 and up (16...
  • Northern Iowa Panthers at Southern Illinois Salukis Basketball
    Jan. 28, 7:05 pm
    Siu Arena
  • River Region Photography Association (RRPA) Monthly Meeting
    Jan. 29, 6:30 pm-8 pm
    Cape Girardeau Public Library
    The monthly meeting of the RRPA is usually held the last Thursday of every month, usually in the Oscar Hirsch Room of the Cape Girardeau Public Library, starting at 6:30pm. We have guest speakers, lectures, classes, take field trips, hold contests,...
  • Discovery Table: Mountain Lions
    Jan. 31, 1 pm-4 pm
    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
    Discovery Table: Mountain Lions January 31 • Saturday • 1–4 PM No registration required (all ages) Mountain lions are the largest feline predator to visit the state of Missouri. What is their range? What do they eat? Our displays will help...
  • Monumental Ideas/Intimate Scale: A National Juried Exhibition
    Feb. 2, 1 pm-5 pm
    River Campus Art Gallery, Seminary Building Room 106
    Feb. 2-26 Artist Talk: Feb. 6, 4-5 p.m. Reception: Feb. 6, 5-7 p.m.
  • HackSI
    Feb. 2, 6 pm
    Southern Illinois University - Carbondale campus
    A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on...
  • Art Gallery: Crystal Bailey
    Feb. 3, 8 am-5 pm
    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
    Art Gallery - February Crystal Bailey’s exhibit “Nature’s Beauty” is a collection of photographs taken in conservation areas around Southeast Missouri. The purpose of her work is to showcase the beauty of our natural areas and to continue raising...
  • February CO-OP Window Exhibitors are Juanita Wyman and Thomas Shaner
    Feb. 3, 10 am-4 pm
    Arts Council of Southeast Missouri
    New work by the Visual Arts Cooperative....
  • Tango Buenos Aires
    Feb. 3, 7:30 pm
    Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
    One of Argentina's great cultural exports, known as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango, showcases one of the most exciting forms of dance in this amazing, sensual tour de force.
  • Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival Gala Concert with Michael Dease, trombone soloist
    Feb. 6, 7:30 pm
    Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
    Jazz Series Heat up a winter night with both jazz bands and guest artist, Grammy Award-winner Michael Dease, who has played with today's foremost jazz orchestras.
  • Illinois State Redbirds at Southern Illinois Salukis Basketball
    Feb. 7, 1 pm
    Siu Arena
  • Exhibiting Excellence: 37th Annual High School Art Exhibition
    Feb. 8, 1 pm-4 pm
    Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum
    Feb. 8-March 8 Opening Reception: Feb. 8, 2-4 p.m. An exhibition showcasing the artistic talents of junior and senior high school students from southern Illinois and southeast Missouri.
  • Developing & Reviewing REM/Rate Submittals for Code Compliance
    Feb. 12, 8 am
    John A. Logan College, Building 'H', Rm. H128
  • Nature Art: Winter Ice
    Feb. 12, 6 pm-8 pm
    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
    Nature Art: Winter Ice February 12 • Thursday • 6-8 PM Registration begins February 3 (ages 16+); phone (573)290-5218. Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean we need to stay inside. We'll talk about staying safe in the cold and then...
  • Proposals
    Feb. 13, 7:30 pm
    Varsity Center for the Arts
    Proposals recalls one idyllic summer afternoon. the last time the Himes family gathers at its retreat in the Poconos. Clemma, the family's African-American housekeeper dreads a visit from the husband who deserted her years before. Burt Hines, a...
  • Civil War Times
    Feb. 14, 1 pm-4 pm
    Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum
    Family Days at the Museum Civil War Times introduces the life and times of soldiers and their families in period fashion, camp displays, firearms, a tea party, river squadron and fort facts, trivia challenge and hands-on activities.
  • Evansville Purple Aces at Southern Illinois Salukis Basketball
    Feb. 14, 3:05 pm
    Siu Arena
  • Mudpuppies: Sugar Snow
    Feb. 17, 9 am
    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
    Mudpuppies : Sugar Snow Tuesday, February 17- 9 AM or 10:30 AM Why is a snowfall in February called a “sugar snow?” Because it’s maple sugaring season! Learn what makes the sap flow in a tree and how we can use some of that sap to make tasty...
  • Boisterous Bluebirds
    Feb. 17, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
    Boisterous Bluebirds February 17 • Tuesday • 5:30–6:30 PM No registration required (ages 6+) Program is free. Bluebirds bring joy to nearly everyone who sees or hears them. Learn the bluebird basics in this program as we talk about feeding...
  • Build a Bluebird Bungalow
    Feb. 17, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
    Build a Bluebird Bungalow February 17 • Tuesday • 6:30–8:30 PM Registration required. (Ages 6+); phone (573)290-5218. Join us for our earlier program on bluebirds and then build a bluebird house to take home. Space is limited to eight...
  • Wichita State Shockers at Southern Illinois Salukis Basketball
    Feb. 17, 7:05 pm
    Siu Arena
  • The King & I
    Feb. 25, 7:30 pm
    Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
    It's 1862 in exotic Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. With both keeping a firm grip on their...
  • Michael Davis Lecture: Hill Harper
    Feb. 25, 7:30 pm
    Academic Auditorium
    Hill Harper, humanitarian, actor, author, health and wellness ambassador, educator and philanthropist, will present the University's annual Michael Davis Lecture as a component of the 2014-2015 Speakers Series. The Michael Davis Lecture recognizes...
  • Area 6 Carterville Networking Meeting
    Feb. 26, 8:30 am
    John A. Logan College
    8:30am - 9am: Registration 9am - 12:00 RtI Academic Networking Meeting Networking meetings are designed to provide ongoing professional development and an opportunity to network with other districts regarding implementing RtI. Meetings are...
  • Tadpoles: Something's Skunky
    Feb. 28, 9 am
    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
    Tadpoles: Something’s Skunky Saturday, February 28- 9 AM or 10 AM What’s black and white and smells all over? Skunks! These well-known furry mammals have more to say than just spray. Bring your little one in to hear all about skunks through...
  • Discovery Table: Winter Tree ID
    Feb. 28, 1 pm-4 pm
    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
    Discovery Table: Winter Tree ID February 28 • Saturday • 1–4 PM No registration required (all ages) Program is free. Have you ever seen the delicate, black silhouette of a tree against the clear winter sky and wondered what kind of tree it...
  • Drake Bulldogs at Southern Illinois Salukis Basketball
    Feb. 28, 1:05 pm
    Siu Arena
  • Early Music with Carlin, Worthen, Kyprianides and Christensen
    Mar. 1, 3 pm
    Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall
    Chamber Music Sundays at Three
  • Wind Symphony: Drum Music
    Mar. 3, 7:30 pm
    Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
    Performance Ensemble
  • Leslie Jones, contralto
    Mar. 5, 7:30 pm
    Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall
    Faculty Recital
  • Chris Kahler: Emanations
    Mar. 6, 5 pm-7 pm
    River Campus Art Gallery, Seminary Building Room 106
    March 9-31 Reception: March 6, 5-7 p.m. Juror Lecture: April 1, Noon-1 p.m. Chris Kahler is a professor of painting and drawing, and the graduate coordinator for the department of art at Eastern Illinois University. This exhibition will feature his...
  • Phillips, Craig, & Dean
    Mar. 6, 7 pm
    Marion Cultural and Civic Center
  • Symphonic Stars!
    Mar. 10, 7:30 pm
    Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
    This program presents the stellar talents of the Concerto and Aria and Rising Star Competition winners, as well as the massive symphonic masterpieces "Mars" from the Planets and selections from the Star Wars Suite by John Williams.
  • Spring Percussion
    Mar. 12, 7:30 pm
    Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
    Performance Ensemble
  • Giordano Dance Chicago
    Mar. 24, 7:30 pm
    Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
    Known as America's original jazz dance company for creating innovative choreography, often redefining and expanding the very definition of jazz dance, and bringing this invaluable American art form to enthusiastic audiences internationally.
  • Brandon Christensen, violin and guest, Seth Carlin, piano
    Mar. 25, 7:30 pm
    Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall
    Faculty and Guest Recital
  • University Choir, Choral Union and Alumni Choral Reunion
    Mar. 28, 7:30 pm
    Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
    Performance Ensemble
  • Memphis
    Mar. 30, 7:30 pm
    Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
    From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tenn., comes a hot new Broadway musical with a brand-new story to tell. Declared Best Musical three times with a Tony(r) Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics' Circle Award, from the first note,...
  • Salon des Refuses
    Apr. 7, 1 pm-5 pm
    River Campus Art Gallery, Seminary Building Room 106
    April 7-16 Reception: April 10, 5-7 p.m. Running concurrently with the Annual Juried Student Exhibition displayed in the Crisp Museum, this exhibition features additional work created by Southeast art students.
  • Annual Juried Student Exhibition
    Apr. 10, 10 am-8 pm
    Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum
    April 10-26 Opening Reception An exhibition showcasing the creative talents of the Department of Art students at Southeast.
  • Becky's New Car
    Apr. 10, 7:30 pm
    Varsity Center for the Arts
    Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management, and in a middling marriage. Then one night a socially inept and grief stricken millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works....
  • Spring into Dance 2015
    Apr. 16, 7:30 pm
    Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
    An exciting, beautiful and often provocative production featuring Southeast faculty, students and guest choreographers in a variety of styles.
  • Hillary Herndon and Friends
    Apr. 19, 3 pm
    Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall
    Chamber Music Sundays at Three String quartets and duos
  • BFA Graduating Seniors Spring Exhibition, Part I
    Apr. 20, 1 pm-5 pm
    River Campus Art Gallery, Seminary Building Room 106
    April 20-24 Reception: April 24, 5-7 p.m. The Southeast Department of Art presents works in ceramics, digital art, graphic design, illustration, painting, printmaking and sculpture, representing the broad expanse of its art programs and the...
  • Ozzie Smith: "An Evening with Ozzie Smith"
    Apr. 20, 7:30 pm
    Show Me Center
    Closing out the 2014-2015 Speakers Series will be Ozzie Smith, former St. Louis Cardinal and Baseball Hall of Famer. Smith is affectionately known in baseball as "The Wizard" and the best defensive shortstop of all time.
  • Spring Guitar Ensemble
    Apr. 21, 7:30 pm
    Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
    Performance Ensemble
  • Chamber Choir
    Apr. 23, 7:30 pm
    Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall
    Performance Ensemble
  • The Russian National Ballet Theatre: The Sleeping Beauty
    Apr. 24, 7:30 pm
    Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
    Often considered the finest achievement of the Classical ballet, set to the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikowski with the original choreography of Marius Petipa. Lose yourself in the soaring music as the premier danseur, prima ballerina and corps de...
  • BFA Graduating Seniors Spring Exhibition, Part II
    Apr. 27, 1 pm-5 pm
    River Campus Art Gallery, Seminary Building Room 106
    April 27-May 1 Reception: May 7, 5-7 p.m. The Southeast Department of Art presents works in ceramics, digital art, graphic design, illustration, painting, printmaking and sculpture, representing the broad expanse of its art programs and the...
  • Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
    Apr. 27, 7:30 pm
    Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
    The Southeast Missouri Symphony and University Choir, combined with the Southern Illinois Symphony and Choir, perform a spectacular conclusion to this year's concert season with one of the greatest pieces of music ever written.
  • Daisy Pulls It Off
    Apr. 29, 7:30 pm
    Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre, River Campus
    It's Britain in 1927, and Daisy Meredith is the first girl from a public elementary school allowed access to the hallowed halls of Grangewood School for Young Ladies. Full of hilarious characters and splendid scrapes, this riotous story celebrates...
  • Let's Swing!
    Apr. 30, 7:30 pm
    Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
    Jazz Series The final concert of the season will show off the band's remarkable musical dexterity with soloists and jazz vocalists to get toes tapping with the snappy sounds of jazz.
  • Biennial Faculty Exhibition
    May 1, 10 am-8 pm
    Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum
    May 1-June 21 Opening Reception: May 1, 4-8 p.m. A sampling of media encompassing ceramics, paintings, drawings, processes of printmaking, sculpture and digital technology.
  • Opera Scenes
    May 3, 3 pm
    Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall
    Performance Ensemble
  • BFA Graduating Seniors Spring Exhibition, Part III
    May 4, 1 pm-5 pm
    River Campus Art Gallery, Seminary Building Room 106
    May 4-8 Reception: May 8, 5-7 p.m. The Southeast Department of Art presents works in ceramics, digital art, graphic design, illustration, painting, printmaking and sculpture, representing the broad expanse of its art programs and the creativity of...
  • Wind Symphony: Fiesta!
    May 5, 7:30 pm
    Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
    Performance Ensemble
  • Patrick Rafferty, guitar
    May 7, 7:30 pm
    Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall
    Faculty Recital
  • Featuring Southeast
    May 10, 3 pm
    Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall
    Chamber Music Sundays at Three Alumni, Faculty and Students in Collaboration
  • BFA Graduating Seniors Spring Exhibition, Part IV
    May 11, 1 pm-5 pm
    River Campus Art Gallery, Seminary Building Room 106
    May 11-15 Reception: May 15, 5-7 p.m. The Southeast Department of Art presents works in ceramics, digital art, graphic design, illustration, painting, printmaking and sculpture, representing the broad expanse of its art programs and the creativity...
  • Healin' Home
    Jul. 10, 7:30 pm
    Varsity Center for the Arts
    Set in central Missouri in 1910, Healin Home tells the story of three orphaned siblings who are determined to stay together. In those days orphaned siblings could be split up and adopted by different families, something these children refuse to...
  • NubAbility 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk (1 mile fun run) DuQuoin, Illinois
    Jul. 18, 8 am
    Duquoin High School
    Join us for the 2nd Annual Fundraiser for NubAbility Athletics, 5k Run/Walk and 1 mile fun run.