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Every Tuesday at 6:42 a.m. and 8:42 a.m., Brenda Newbern provides a rundown of some of the events happening in the Cape Girardeau Area. Brenda is the Executive Director of the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau.To find out about more events happening in the area, check out visitcape.com/events.Local support for this program comes from Bobby & Elizabeth Gray of Gray & Co - Concierge Real Estate Team.

All About Cape: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Southeast Missouri State University

There are many significant Civil Rights figures, but few are as recognized as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  and the work he did reshaping America’s culture.  If he were alive, he would have celebrated his 91st birthday on January 15.  One wonders what other great speeches and accomplishments we’ve missed since his untimely death 50 years ago.

Of course, the work didn’t end, and those who have picked up Dr. King’s banner also deserve recognition.  You can celebrate him and his achievements during the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Dinner at Southeast Missouri State University on January 29 at 5 p.m. in the Show Me Center.  We honor Dr. King for his work toward racial equality and justice for all people and for his dedication to non- violence.

On January 24 and 25, pigs will be flying at the Show Me Center during the first indoor barbeque bash.  In addition to an indoor BBQ competition, there will be cooking classes, live music, games and so much more.  If you’re a fan of great food, you don’t want to miss this one-of-a kind BBQ event!

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