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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Local support for this program comes from Bobby & Elizabeth Gray of Gray & Co - Concierge Real Estate Team.

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We hope that the luck of the Irish is with us all this week as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday, March 17.

The history of this day dates all the way back to the fourth century. Based on the legacy of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patty’s day started as a religious celebration. As Irish immigrants made their way to the United States, the holiday transformed into the large, elaborate party that we celebrate today.

If you’re a fan of nostalgia and classic cars, then make a trip to the Smith Classic Car Auction. Coming to the Show Me Center on Saturday, March 14 there will be vehicles ranging from Model Ts to muscle cars. With all of that in store, you just might end up driving one of these vintage cars home.

Focusing on health is a common resolution at the start of each new year. We are still in the first quarter of 2020, so it’s not too late to get started working on that goal! Head over to the Health and Wellness Expo March 7 at the Osage Center.

There will be screenings, group fitness demos, food samplings, cooking demos, seminars, senior living information and over 80 vendors! And, if you’re a fan of giveaways, there will be plenty at this event!

Are you a fan of the game pickleball? Head on out to the Second Annual SEMO Chemo Smash Pickleball Tournament Saturday, February 29 and Sunday, March 1 at the Cape Girardeau Sports Plex.  If you want to take part in the action as a player, the deadline to register is February 22.

Visit Cape

Are you trying to get more in touch with nature in 2020?  Check out the many classes and courses offered at the Cape Girardeau Nature Center.  On Thursday, February 20 learn more about how fire protects Missouri prairies during the Cape Nature Needlers class. Or learn about projects that you can do at home with the whole family to help the local critters at the Woodworking for Wildlife class on Friday, February 21.  You will even get to build a nest box as a family in this course!