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Safe House for WomenSafe House for Women—a local refuge, outreach center, and thrift store dedicated to ending domestic violence—is celebrating 25 years in Cape Girardeau community. Over the years, they have expanded and grown substantially with future plans to expand further. Stop by 230 North Spring Street to check out their thrift store or call their 24/7 crisis hotline, 1-800-341-1830, if you are in need of help.
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Lutheran Family and Children’s Services has announced the date of their annual Kentucky Derby Party.  The event will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017, at the new Jackson Civic Center.  Doors will open at 6 pm.  Dinner, catered by 2 Sides Grillin’ will be served at 6:30 pm, the Run for the Roses Horse Race will kick-off the night’s entertainment at 7:20 pm, followed by Perryville’s own American Rock band, The Tungsten Groove. 

            The Kentucky Derby Party is one of only two annual fundraisers held by LFCS, and has become a favorite among local supporters, according to Michelle Ramsey, LFCS Regional Development Officer.  She says, “This year’s event brings with it several changes from those in years past, including the venue, the food, and the entertainment.  We took a long hard look at the event and decided that the Kentucky Derby Party was a great event, but in need of a major makeover in order to help us raise the funds our organization needed to bring in.  With a new venue, and offering a catered meal, along with the well-known and loved area band, our hope is that we will exceed all of our fundraising expectations.” 

            This years’ Kentucky Derby Party is being held on Cinco de Mayo, so the organization has named it, “Derby de Mayo.”  According to Ramsey, it will have many of the same events as previous years, but some Mexican flair will be added.  “Of course it wouldn’t be a Kentucky Derby without Mint Juleps, Mimosas, but this year we’ll be offering Margaritas and Sangria in addition.  Attendees will be able to purchase the traditional Derby drinks with Derby Dollars, which will be exchanged dollar for dollar at the door.”

            “Of course, no Kentucky Derby would be complete without Kentucky Bourbon Balls.  Fortunately, we are blessed with our wonderful friends, Robert and Mary Gentry, owners of The Corner Store, located on Broadway who will be set up at the party with their famous Kentucky Bourbon Balls available for purchase- they will be donating a percentage of their sales that night to LFCS,” said Ramsey.

Ramsey says the Kentucky Derby Party will still feature their Run for the Roses Horse Race, which is one of the big attractions of the night, as well as a large part of this fundraiser.  The organization sells local businesses a horse, which they get to name.  A video production company produces a horse race, complete with a voice-over calling the race, naming the horses as they run.  The race is then shown on a large video screen at the event.  Leading up to the race time, attendees of the Kentucky Derby Party can place bets on the horse they hope to win with Derby Dollars. This year the bets that are wagered will all benefit the Older Adult Programs for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia offered by LFCS.   The Run for the Roses will take place at 7:30 pm, with prizes being awarded from those who placed their bets.

            “It’s so much fun to watch everyone get into the race, cheering on their chosen horse and seeing their reactions as the horses run,” said Ramsey.  “It’s all in fun, of course, but everyone really gets into it,” she added.  

            No Kentucky Derby Party would be complete without the southern flair displayed by the attendees, and this one is no different.  “Of course you see some of our guests in full Derby attire- big hats, the dresses and suits, “said Ramsey.  “But others will come in everyday attire too,” she added.  According to Ramsey, there will be prizes awarded for the the Best Derby Hat, Best Dressed Gal, Best Dressed Guy, and Best Dressed Couple. 

            Reserved tables of 8 are available now at:https://lfcsmo.networkforgood.com/events/1939-2017-derby-de-mayo or at the LFCS office, located at 3178 Blattner Dr in Cape Girardeau.  Thru March 31st, all table reservations will receive a bonus of $20 in Derby Dollars.  Individual seat reservations will be available April 1st

            Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri is a non-profit, statewide social service organization providing counseling, adoption, crisis pregnancy assistance, child care and mentoring services to the community. With offices in Cape Girardeau, St. Louis, Columbia and Springfield, LFCS touches the lives of more than 22,000 individuals annually. The services provided by LFCS are open to everyone regardless of race, faith, national origin, gender or age. Although Lutheran based, more than 85 percent of families served are non-Lutheran. For more information, visit www.lfcsmo.org
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Thursday, March 23, at 7:00 p.m., the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will host the first Red Light Night of this season with the topic "Break the Binary” featuring Rane Belling Rane Belling is a Senior at Southeast Missouri State University. Their major is Communication studies, with a double major in social work and autism. Rane is the President of the campus organization, PRIDE, and a mentor in the LGBT Resource center, as well as serving as an RA for the past three years. Rane will be discussing and shedding light on society’s mislabeling of gender identity as exclusive to either male or female. They will be performing a spoken word piece and use visuals to convey to the audience their struggle to fit into society’s gendered boxes. Specifically, Rane will share how the use of pronouns can be extremely important to someone’s identity; an aspect of everyday life that most don’t consider important, until confronted with a term that conflicts with their true self. Dropping a “she,” “he,” “her” or “him” doesn’t typically get a second thought in everyday conversation, but it’s time to reconsider the pronoun. Art and identity are often interconnected. The relationship between pronouns and identity was expressed through a public art event held on the campus of Southeast and hosted by the LGBT Resource Center. This event encouraged those that walked by to add their handprint to the wall, sign, and write their preferred pronouns. By taking part in this event, the participants pledged to be conscious and supportive of all gender pronouns and the individual’s choice to define their own. Rane will share how this event came to be and why the LGBT Resource center chose the act of mark making with one’s own hand as their form of expression and to shed light on this important topic. Red Light Night is a series of after-hours discussions on controversial and taboo topics within the arts. Red Light Night sessions are presented by guest lecturers and panelists at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Downtown Cape Girardeau on select Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Please note, topics are intended for a mature audience and discussion is welcomed. Join other arts supporters in controversial discussions during Red Light Night. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri is located at 16 North Spanish Street in Cape Girardeau, MO. Galleries are open Tuesday- Saturday, from 10am to 6pm.

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Chris Stapleton boldly introduced himself to the public at-large in 2015 with the release of his breakthrough debut album, Traveller

Released in May 2015 on Mercury Records Nashville, Traveller initially debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart with more than 27,000 albums sold, making it one of the best-selling first weeks by a debut country artist in 2015. It’s also currently the top selling country album of 2016 and second best across all genres (only surpassed by Adele). Moreover, the album continues to receive extensive critical acclaim and has landed Stapleton bookings on multiple national TV shows including recent appearances on Saturday Night Live and CBS News Sunday Morning. 

Chris Stapleton won “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Music Video of the Year” (“Fire Away”) at The 50th Annual CMA Awards. This marks Stapleton’s second consecutive Male Vocalist win and his first for Music Video. The two new awards cap off a series of breakthrough years for Stapleton since the release of his now certified RIAA double platinum solo debut album, Traveller. The breakthrough album has gone on to receive multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM awards and continues to consistently top the Billboard Country Albums chart—over a year since its May 2015 release on Mercury Records Nashville.


Doors: 5:30pm (we will be wanding at all entry points)
Seating Map
Ticket Prices: $63.50
*Online and phone orders will not receive tickets until three (3) weeks prior to concert.
*Limit 4 tickets per household

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To better accommodate your needs, The Show Me Center has requested that all accessible seating ticket accommodations be solicited only through their representatives for this show. Please contact a representative for further help with your ticket purchase.

Telephone Number:(573) 651-5000

Service Hours:M-F 9am-5pm

 

 

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO-- Thursday, March 16, at 7:00 p.m., the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will host the first Red Light Night of this season with the topic "More Than Surviving” featuring visual artist Dave Carter.

 Dave Carter was born July 11, 1951, in Kirksville, Missouri. From an early age, Dave was interested in visual arts, as well as literature, history, writing, and music. Following a four year enlistment in the United States Navy, he enrolled in college intent on becoming an artist and a writer. During the next two years, Dave developed a proficiency in drawing, painting, printmaking, and photography at Northeast Missouri State University. In 1979, Dave moved to Hannibal, Missouri to pursue a career in producing and promoting the arts by selling his art work and judging school, county, and regional art shows.  He returned to Kirksville in 1982 to resume classes and conduct community art seminars in the region.

In December of 1984, Dave was the victim of a head-on auto accident that resulted in significant head injuries. After a five year recovery period, he was able to return to college in 1990. In May of 1992, Dave completed his BFA in Studio Art, from what is now Truman State University. For the next fifteen years, he worked as graphics manager for a sign company. Following a sixteen year hiatus from fine art, Dave and his wife, Dr. Sally Carter, opened "dave's studio- Visual Art Services in February of 2011 in Kirksville, Missouri. His wife having accepted a position at Southeast Missouri State University, the Carters moved to Cape Girardeau during the summer of 2014. Since then dave has participated in numerous group shows, had several solo exhibits, and has been a featured artist/speaker at various events.

The core of Dave's talk will focus on how visual art/painting helped him to overcome the physical, mental, and spiritual crisis of his head injury 30 years ago—and how those injuries currently impact his work. To quote his artist statement: "On the one hand, I enjoy producing traditional paintings of land and seascapes, portraits, and wildlife--surface considerations of what is pleasant to the eye and comforting to the spirit. On the other hand, I am moved by a desire to produce larger, abstracted works of strident colors and bold design—efforts to tickle the eye and stimulate the soul with something unexpected."


Red Light Night is a series of after-hours discussions on controversial and taboo topics within the arts. Red Light Night sessions are presented by guest lecturers and panelists at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Downtown Cape Girardeau on select Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Please note, topics and discussion are intended for a mature audience.
 

Join other arts supporters in controversial discussions during Red Light Night. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri is located at 16 North Spanish Street in Cape Girardeau, MO. Galleries are open Tuesday- Saturday, from 10am to 6pm.

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This enchanting event, which annually draws hundreds of participants, benefits our Pediatrics, OB and Neonatal Intensive Care units. Princess Tea guests enjoy sweets and tea or lemonade fit for a queen with very special appearances by Cinderella and some of her princess pals. Young princesses are invited to the dance floor to sing and dance with their new princess friends. Proceeds help provide excellent healthcare to other little princesses, princes and their families when they need the best healing in all of the land. SoutheastHEALTH, the first hospital in the region to establish neonatal intensive care services, is devoted to providing excellent and compassionate infant and pediatric care for patients and their families.

Tickets (Tickets can be picked up at 1849 Broadway)
To schedule makeovers, please call 573-519-4920

Location: Osage Centre

Date: April 29, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

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Join us for an evening of music, food, drinks, door prizes and more. Tickets include access into the event, a pint of beer and a 10" one topping pizza and entry into door prize drawings. The Ukes of Hazzard, Ivas John, and Bruce Zimmerman will be performing. Only 70 tickets available. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with performances starting at 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by Minglewood Brewery & Brown's Shoe Fit Company in Cape Girardeau.

Location: Minglewood Brewery

Date: March 13, 2017

Time: 6:00 p.m.

 

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Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual Flourish Women’s Summit to be held May 4 at the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau. Brought to you by Flourish Magazine, The Southeast Missourian and rustmedia, this one day event will feature breakout sessions on health & wellness, entrepreneurship, community leadership and education, a keynote address by local author, columnist and editor Adrienne Ross and a personal safety training for all attendees by Cody Windbigler of the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Dept. Scheduled presenters and panelists include Crystal Jones, Director Economic and Business Engagement Center, Sandy Hastings, owner of SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties, Laurie Everett, owner of Annie Laurie's Antiques, The Indie House, and Everett Property Management, Jeanne Muckerman, Realtor with Realty Executives of Cape County, Felice Roberson, founder of Stop Needless Acts of Violence Please (SNAP), Dr. Barbara Kohlfeld, principal Blanchard Elementary, Jalon Lies, principal Cape Christian School and Captain Bridgette Amick of the Salvation Army. More panelists are being added to the lineup daily. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Tickets are on sale now at women.semissourian.com. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Donna Denson at 573-388-2751 or ddenson@semissourian.com.

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The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will host Flights of Fantasy, our annual Juried Exhibit June-July of 2017. Our natural sense of curiosity is drawn to the strange, unfamiliar and fantastic. The unexplainable and imagined has long been embraced in all art mediums through subtle or obvious deviations from reality in traditional and off-the-wall imagery. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri is looking for artists who incorporate the themes of science fiction, fantasy, and the surreal in their works. This exhibition welcomes original artwork of all media from artists across the United States.

Deadline for Entries: April 15            Exhibition Dates: June 2 – July 29

Opening Reception: June 2, 2017 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Exhibition Location: Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

For more information, visit http://www.capearts.org/Flights%20of%20Fantasy.aspx 

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