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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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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If you haven’t made Valentine’s plans yet, you’re a little behind. But there’s no reason to freak out. Take a couple minutes, and go to VisitCape.com/eat. You’ll find a complete list of dining options in Cape Girardeau – from Italian to Chinese, classic American, fine dining and more. Treat your valentine to a special dinner with his or her favorite person – you!

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We’re kicking off African American History Month, and Cape has a trove of historical sites to check out.

If you’ve seen the recent movie “Green Book,” you likely know its title comes from the name of a guidebook that lists hotels, restaurants and private homes where African American travelers could stay during the Jim Crow era. Cape Girardeau has its own section in the “Green Book” with three homes listed, at locations on Frederick Street, Hanover Street and North Street. The home at North Hanover is still standing today.

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It’s a musical week in town, with two performances coming to the River Campus. First up is the Drum Circle on January 29 at the Dobbins Center – a collaboration between Southeast Percussion Ensemble and Cape Parks and Rec Department. Billed as “an opportunity for the community to share their rhythmical spirit,” the Percussion Ensemble leads community members of all ages and experience levels (or no experience) as they create music together.

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The Harlem Globetrotters may have left town, but basketball season is still in full swing for our high school teams and the Southeast Redhawks, who have January 24 and 26 home games.

But the place to see the youngest up-and-comers is at the Reebok Cape Girardeau Winter Slam Tournament on January 26 and 27 at the SportsPlex. Athletes between second and eighth grades take the court and go head-to-head for the championship. You may see future NBA or WNBA players at the start of their career.

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