All About Cape: June 20 - 26, 2017

Jun 19, 2017

Learn the science behind the upcoming solar eclipse at "Eclipse 101: Preparing for Darkness at Noon" at the Cape Public Library on June 20th from 5-7 p.m. Dr. Peggy Hill will discuss valuable tips for safe viewing.

Join the Cape Municipal Band on Wednesday, June 21 for "Tunes from the Movies" at Capaha Park at 7:30 p.m.

The "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’s" hilarity continues through June 28 at the River Campus, as well as "Greater Tuna’s" Texas hijinks through the 25th.

There is lots of fun and entertainment to be had in Cape Girardeau that won't empty your wallet - here's a roundup of free family fun in and around our river city! Embark on an outdoor reading adventure along the Storybook Trail.  Different stories are swapped out weekly along the LaCroix Recreation Trail (use the Osage Centre trail entrance) so you can engage in reading to your kiddos while enjoying the outdoors.

Just outside of Cape Girardeau in Burfordville you'll find Bollinger Mill and Covered Bridge.  Picnic in the shade along the Whitewater River, traverse the covered bridge and duck into the first floor of the mill to see the mill operation itself; tours of the first floor are free!

The sandy beach at Lake Boutin in Trail of Tears State Park is open for swimmers, and features an accessible ramp that ensures everyone can enjoy the water.  Bring out the beach toys and the sunscreen and settle in for an afternoon of splashing at this peaceful lake.

A sensory board, toys, puppet theatre, gaming systems and programming galore give your kiddos plenty to do at the Cape Public Library!  The children's section is a happy, sunny spot with constantly evolving displays and activities, and teens have a room of their own.

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