All About Cape: Earth Day Festivities

Apr 15, 2019

It’s all about nature this week, with Earth Day coming on Monday, April 22. I am reminded of an Einstein quote: “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

For almost 50 years, each April 22 provides an opportunity to slow down and smell the roses. The Conservation Nature Center is hosting an event where you can do just that. Saturday, April 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. is Southeast Earth Day – the chance to get close to native wildlife and plants along a hiking trail. Or to watch feathery friends from the bird-viewing area. And there will be films and DIY craft projects. Plus, the Conservation Center is getting ready for their spring and summer programs and they will be a lot of fun. Take this opportunity to time find out what they offering this year.

On April 27 you may explore a large section of the region during the Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive. This tour spans quite a few towns and country sides, including Oak Ridge, Marble Hill and, of course, Cape Girardeau. Visit some of the area’s top historic sites and indulge in the local dining scene along the way. Along this drive are some of the best wineries and desserts you will find anywhere!

The Southeast Redhawks baseball team is back in town. They are facing off against Tennessee Tech three times: on Thursday, April 18, Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 – all at Capaha Park.

To learn more about what’s happening in town this week, go to