All About Cape

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.

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It’s basketball and musicals with both “Evita” and the I-55 Spring Slam Tournament coming to town this weekend. But first, it’s March Madness time. The First Four take the court on March 19 and 20.

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If your sweet tooth keeps you dreaming of syrup and hotcakes, this week offers the perfect holiday: National Pancake Day on Tuesday, March 12. The Lions Club is hosting their Pancake Day on Wednesday, March 13 at the A.C. Brase Arena. This event has been a tradition for 81 years, one of the longest continuous annual pancake days in the United States.

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Mardi Gras takes place this Tuesday, March 5. And it’s the perfect time to indulge in bold, zesty Cajun flavors. Cape has several premier Cajun eateries that offer Louisiana-inspired dishes to help you celebrate in the most delicious way.

And if you are observing Lent or just craving seafood, Cape offers some of the tastiest fish houses in the area. Find them on our complete list of local restaurants at VisitCape.com/eat.

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If you’ve been around Cape for a while, no doubt you’ve noticed we like cars. The city has 233 miles of streets, 7,400 traffic signs and stoplights at 22 intersections. It’s no wonder the average person spends two weeks of their life waiting for the light to turn green.

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Last year’s hunting statistics are in, and a total of 2,937 deer were harvested in Cape Girardeau County in 2018, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. If you’re an avid hunter, it’s never too early to be thinking about next deer season. Find the perfect rifle for your buck at the Missouri Gun and Knife Show, coming February 22 -24, 2019 at the Show Me Center. More than 450 tables will boast shotguns, knives, accessories and more – just waiting to become part of your collection.

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