Community digest 6/30/05

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Jackson Municipal Band plans performances

The Jackson Municipal Band will hold its weekly concert at 8 p.m. today at the Jackson City Park bandshell, located near Route D, across from Pocahontas Lumber. Those planning to attend should bring a lawn chair or blanket. Special guest is Scott Quade, 16, who was appointed the position as "center snare" with the Jackson Marching Band and has won top scores at district and state events. He is the son of Randy and Linda Quade of Burfordsville. Quade will perform piano duets with Jennifer Miller, daughter of Sandy and David Miller of Burfordville. The band will perform patriotic tunes at 8 p.m. Monday. Special guest is Robyn Hosp of Jackson, who has performed professionally for 15 years in the Midwest as a soloist and as a member of various gospel groups. She has performed with Mike Dumey in various dinner theater productions popular to the area. The band will perform a variety of music including a collection of songs from the 1920s and marches at 8 p.m. July 7. Special guests include "Pickin' Pennies," a bluegrass trio.

Therapist to discuss topic 'The Defiant Child'

Parents of children, aged 2 to teens, who are coping with a strong-willed child are invited to attend a free program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today about "The Defiant Child,"at Southeast Missouri Hospital Generations Center. The program is held by the hospital's Generations Family Resource Center and sponsored by Southeast's Women's and Children's Services. The speaker is Theresa Lumos, a children's and family therapist at Tender Hearts Child Therapy Center. For more information or to register, call the Generations Center at 651-5825.

Cape Girardeau Public Library offers activities

The Cape Girardeau Public Library has announced the following events for July:

* Closed Monday in observance of Independence Day.

* Book signing by Susan Wittig Albert, author of "The Tale of Holly How: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter," at 7 p.m. July 11. Albert will speak about her work, answer questions and sign copies of her book, available for purchase courtesy of the Friends of the Cape Girardeau Public Library Foundation. Registration requested. Call adult services at 334-5279.

* "Carol's Journey", a first-run independent Spanish film, will be shown at 7 p.m. July 26 in the Hirsch Community Room, free of charge. Snacks served. Approximately 100 minutes. Contains mature themes. Call adult services at 334-5279 for more information.

* Knitting Club for all ages and skill levels meets at 7 p.m. July 21. Bring needles and yarn.

* The conclusion of the adult summer reading program will present "A Knight to Remember" at 7 p.m. July 30 in the Hirsch Community Room. No registration necessary. Learn about knighthood from a real modern day knight, Karl M. Kindt III.

Riverside Regional Library plans story times

The Riverside Regional Library has announced the following story times and young adult programs

* 9:30 a.m. Tuesday storytime at Jackson; 11:30 a.m. at Perryville; 1:30 p.m. at Altenburg.

* 1 p.m. Wednesday at Scott City; 2:30 p.m. at Oran; 4 p.m. at Benton.

* 1:30 p.m. July 7, young adult program at Scott City.

* 9:30 a.m. July 12 at Jackson (party in the park).

* 2:30 p.m. July 14, young adult program at Oran.

* 2 p.m. July 15, young adult program at Jackson.

* 10:30 a.m. July 23, story time at Jackson.

* 10:30 a.m. July 30, story time at Jackson.

-- From staff reports

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