See "A Raisin in the Sun" and Celebrate Earth Day This Week

Apr 16, 2018

A Raisin in the Sun will fill the Rust Flexible Theatre at the River Campus this Wednesday through Sunday.

Cape Comic Con features a weekend of professional comic book artists, publishers, gaming tournaments, a juried art show and more.

Join in on a pond hike, make a craft, play a game and see amphibians on display at the Nature Center’s "Froggy Friday" from 5-8:30 p.m.

A one-man fusion of theatre, stand-up and lighthearted theatrical comedy is at the River Campus this Friday at 7:30 p.m. with Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus Live.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Nature Center this Saturday afternoon from 1-4 p.m.

Take a colorful trip around our river city and experience the wide variety of murals you'll find all over town! The "Bicentennial Mural" on the southwest corner of Broadway and Fountain streets was created to celebrate Cape Girardeau's 200th anniversary in 1993. It depicts significant community founders, visionaries and leaders such as Ensign Girardot, a French Lieutenant who established a trading post here in the early 1700s, Louis Lorimier, who settled the community in the late 1700s, and Louis Houck, who brought the first railroad to Cape Girardeau in the early 1900s.

The "Inland Waterways Mural", located in the lobby of the River Campus, was created by SEMO alumni Gary Lucy and is a tribute to the history of the Mississippi River and its travelers; it illustrates the Great Steamboat Race of 1870. Unique mosaic tile murals adorn the Lorimier Street side of the Southeast Missourian building. Called "The Art of Printing" and "Gathering and Disseminating the News," these two murals were completed in 1947 by the Mosaic Tile Company of Zanesville, Ohio.

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