It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for: opening day of the Cape Farmers Market on Thursday, April 11. Local vendors take over the West Park Mall lot in front of Macy’s from noon to 5 p.m. every Thursday. And they’re bringing plants, lemonade, baked goods and fabulous homemade doughnuts – just to name a few.
If great flavor isn’t enough to get you there, Reader’s Digest shows that buying from a farmers market is an ideal way to support the community. Out of every $100 spent, $62 goes directly back into the local economy. Shopping at the farmers market is a win-win for all of us.
If you would rather hang out with some animals, stop by the Conservation Nature Center. A "Feeding Frenzy" takes place on Thursday, April 11 at 1 :00 p.m. Watch reptiles, amphibians and fish chow down on worms and crickets. Sounds appetizing, right?
Across town, the River Campus is gearing up for Ukrainian Egg Decorating on Tuesday, April 9 at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. This hands-on event goes beyond simply dying eggs, it delves into the traditions and history of this Eastern European tradition.
The ladies take center stage this week. Southeast Redhawks’ softball team host two doubleheaders: Friday, April 12 against Austin Peay and Sunday, April 14 against Murray State. We also have the Girls Fastpitch Qualifier on April 13 and 14 at the Shawnee Park Sports Complex and the Gateway Region Junior Volleyball Tournament on April 13 and 14 at the SportsPlex.
Learn more about everything going on in Cape Girardeau this week at VisitCape.com/Events.