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Weekend Round Up: February 28 - March 2, 2014

Here’s what is cookin’ this weekend in Cape Girardeau! Captain Hook and his pirates continue to try to get their hands on Peter Pan, the Lost Boys, Tinker Bell and Wendy in Never Never Land!  Peter Pan continues at the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus on Friday February 28 at 8 p.m., Saturday March 1 at 2 p.m. and Sunday March 2 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $17-$20.  I got a chance to see the final dress rehearsal Tuesday night and had a fantastic time; read more about what you’ll see at th... Read More

"Second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning"

Travel to Never Never Land with Peter Pan:  The Musical, opening tonight at the River Campus! I had a chance to sit in on the final dress rehearsal of the show last night, and had so much fun reliving the story of Peter, Wendy, the Lost Boys and Captain Hook.  The full orchestra was something I didn’t expect and added much to the show.  The songs were catchy and the show moves quickly, keeping even a little one’s attention throughout the performance.   Peter Pan is such a classic story, and so many ha... Read More

Presidents Day in Cape Girardeau, Complete with Sitting Presidents!

In honor of President’s Day this week, I searched out information on presidential visits to Cape Girardeau throughout the years, and was surprised to see how many sitting Presidents (3!) have made stops in our river city. President William Howard Taft was the first sitting President to visit Cape Girardeau, and he arrived via steamboat on the riverfront on October 26, 1909. The President visited along with Vice President James S. Sherman, 177 members of Congress, governors and many other dignitaries who were traveling down the Missi... Read More

A Night Out in Cape Girardeau for Valentine's Day

Surprise your special someone with a sweet night out in Cape Girardeau!  Here are some ideas for a night on the town for Valentine’s Day. Do you need a fun Valentine’s activity for the whole family?  Stop by Nature Center at Night:  Wild Valentine’s at the Nature Center on Thursday February 13th.  Family friendly naturalist-led presentations at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. will feature the goofy things wild animals do to attract a mate.  You’ll also get a chance to create a wild valentine for someone y... Read More

Galentine's Day: An Alternative to Valentine's Day!

Having that one special someone isn't a prerequisite to enjoying candy hearts and sweet cards this week...celebrate the wonderful female friendships in your life on Galentine's Day!  First memorialized on NBC's "Parks and Recreation" by Amy Poehler's character Leslie Knope, Galentine's Day is the day to celebrate the fabulous female friends in your life sometime around Valentine's Day.  In honor of the occasion and in true Galentine's Day fashion, we've rounded up the best spots to enjoy brunch with your favorite ladies.   If ... Read More
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