Film festival returns to Cape Girardeau Nov. 11
The Show Me Digital Film Festival will return to Cape Girardeau for its second year on Nov. 11 to 12, with 17 films, three of them features, from around the country. This year's features include two comedies and a documentary. The festival will be held at the University Center on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. For more information or for tickets, contact Pat Bond at (573) 270-4769.
Southeast Missouri State University's Department of Theatre and Dance will hold its annual Fall Dance Concert Nov. 11 to 12 and Nov. 18 to 19 at 8 p.m. in Rose Theatre. This year's concert will include modern, jazz, ballet, swing, tap and hip-hop dance numbers choreographed by students and faculty. For more information, call 651-2265.
Local TV newsman Mike Shain will be the host of this year's "Holiday with the Pops" concert featuring the Heartland Pops Orchestra and Chorus. The concert takes place Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at Lynwood Baptist Church and will also feature performances from the Heartland Victorian Voices and the Cape Girardeau Children's Choir. The concert is sponsored in part by the Southeast Missourian. For more information or for tickets, call Jerry Ganiel at (573) 579-6127.
The Cape Girardeau Central High School drama group Red Dagger will present its fall production, "The Trouble with Summer People," Nov. 17 to 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. For more information or tickets, call Central at 335-8228.
LoDo's will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a Dress to the Nines Party from 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday. The party is a jacket-required affair in the spirit of The Rat Pack era, with the Jerry Ford Quartet performing a tribute to The Rat Pack. Limousine service, valet parking and shuttle service are available with advance reservation. Proceeds from the event will go to the American Red Cross. For more information, call 334-2007 after 4 p.m.
Barnes & Noble will start its annual holiday book drive on Monday. The drive will run through Jan. 1. Books can be dropped off at the Cape Girardeau Barnes & Noble location. This year the store is looking for books geared to children ages 9 to 14 in particular, but will take books for children of all ages. The books collected will be donated to the Southeast Missouri chapter of the American Red Cross. For more information, call the store at 334-2996.
The Community Counseling Center Foundation will hold its semi-annual Antiques and Collectibles show on Nov. 13 at the Arena Building. Early bird pre-sale begins at 8 a.m. and the show starts at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Community Counseling Center Foundation. For more information call 334-1100, extension 219 or 335-8733.
The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music will present its first percussion ensemble concert of the 2005-2006 season at 8 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the University Center Ballroom. The ensemble will be under the direction of new faculty member Shane Mizicko. For more information, call 651-2265.
The Southeast Missouri State University Choir and Cantus Choralis will present an eclectic program of vocal music, including early American music and seasonal pieces, both secular and sacred. A composition by British composer Sasha Johnson Manning and one by Southeast faculty member Robert Fruewald will be featured at the performance. For more information, call 651-2265.
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will bring its holiday rock opera extravaganza back to the Show Me Center on Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still on sale and can be obtained by contacting 651-5000 or visiting www.showmecenter.biz.
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A new program launched by the University of Missouri, the COMP K-12 program, invites children at the elementary, middle and high school levels to enter their compositions into statewide competition. Winners will receive prizes and perform their pieces at the COMP Music Festival on April 15. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 15. For more information, visit music.missouri.edu/COMP.
DEXTER, Mo. -- Richard Ford, of Dexter, has released his second novel called "Missouri Jim," about an extraordinary dog with Missouri roots. The book follows on the heels of his first effort, "Streetheart," based in Stoddard County. For more information on the books, contact Ford at (800) 972-8412.
-- From staff reports