Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Southeast Missouri State University

Clear your calendar and grab the kids—the Summer Arts Festival is coming.

This annual treat of free, family fun is taking place at the River Campus on Saturday, June 16. If you’ve never been, the River Campus grounds come alive with visual and performing arts galore! Chief wrangler of all things Summers Arts Rhonda Weller-Stilson is here to tell us what’s in store.

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Perhaps you've seen the promo on the Weather Channel in which a meteorologist presents a lesson about tornadoes. He fills a blender container with yogurt and milk and blends it on progressively higher speeds. Finally, a student in the class blurts out, "So a tornado is mother nature's way of making a smoothie!" 

I don't know how apt the comparison is for meteorological purposes but one thing's for sure -- smoothies have become so popular, they're popping up as frequently as tornadoes in Kansas during May.

It's Sports Season in Cape Girardeau!

Jun 4, 2018
Visit Cape

It is sports season!  School is out and the calendars are marked with the practice and game schedule.  Kids can have fun, feel relaxed, take risk and grow when they participate in youth sports.  So, you don’t have a child that plays? Believe me -- the teams love it when the community comes out and cheers them on.

Courtesy of: Sara Turner/MDC

Travel company, TripAdvisor has announced the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center as a 2018 recipient of their Certificate of Excellence.

Requiring businesses to maintain a rating of at least four out of five bubbles and have a minimum number of reviews on the site, the certificate considers attractions, restaurants and accommodations worldwide.

Nature center manager, Sara Turner says she’s thankful for the recognition, and feels that it verifies that people appreciate the work they do there.

A Preview of the 2018-2019 River Campus Season

May 29, 2018
Southeast Missouri State University

This year at the River Campus brings big names to the stage in productions you won’t want to miss. Plus, in addition to season ticket packages based on the series, you can also have the option to get packages based on area of interest. So for information on all the comedies, musicals, classics and holiday favorites coming your way, we spoke with the director of the River Campus, Rhonda Weller-Stilson.