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Try something new this National Hobby Month

From painting to history, the beginning of the year brings countless opportunities to find a new passion. Here are just a few places in Cape Girardeau where you can dive in.

Antique Cars

If you enjoy bringing classic cars back to life, connect with others who share your love for older vehicles by checking out the Capaha Car Club. Each year, the organization hosts swap meets and car shows, where you can show off your four-wheel pride and joy.


If you find yourself doodling when you’re bored or you dabble in painting and sculpture, now’s a good time to turn it into a full-fledged hobby. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri keeps a finger on the pulse of everything artistic in town – from the latest exhibits to First Friday With the Arts events.


Your body will thank you for embracing a hobby that keeps you moving. Plus, you can cater your exercise routine to include the types you like most – group fitness, running, swimming, cycling, yoga, etc. The Parks and Recreation Department offers a range of programs and resources throughout the year. Or join a local club to connect with others who share your passion.


It’s a little cold right now, but gardening is a great way to get outside while growing fresh produce. It’s a win-win. In Cape Girardeau, the Community Gardens offer a way for novice gardeners to hone their skills and local experts to share their knowledge.


There are countless ways to connect with local and national history in Cape Girardeau. January offers a great opportunity to dig deep into genealogical history as well. Discover how to find your roots.


Whether you’re dreaming of being on stage or you’d rather sit in the audience, Cape boasts a thriving community of thespians. The River City Players Community Theatre puts on several plays throughout the year, delighting audiences across the region. Make sure you don’t miss any local performances by keeping an eye on our events calendar.

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