Artifacts 2/24/06

Friday, February 24, 2006

Cape's United We Read discussion set for Tuesday

Scott and Patty House of the Civil War Roundtable will lead a discussion on the Robert Hicks' novel "The Widow of the South" as part of this year's Cape Girardeau United We Read program at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. "The Widow of the South" is a novel set in Tennessee during the Civil War. For more information on the discussion, call the library at 334-5279.

Opening reception for Art for the Health of It Sunday

The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri and Southeast Missouri Hospital will hold an opening reception Sunday for their "Art for the Health of It" exhibit showing in the hospital's surgical waiting room through April 27. The reception will start at 2 p.m. in the surgical waiting room. For more information on the exhibit, call the arts council at 334-9233.

Pub crawl celebrates Mardi Gras Tuesday

A pub crawl will be held Tuesday night at downtown Cape Girardeau bars starting at 6 p.m. in celebration of Mardi Gras. For more information call one of the several downtown establishments.

Visual Arts Cooperative celebrates anniversary

The anniversary exhibit of the Visual Arts Cooperative will be on display at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri starting with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. March 3. The cooperative's fourth anniversary exhibit will feature 45 participating artists in the arts council's three galleries. The pieces on display have been created just for this show. The exhibit will remain on display throughout March. For more information, call the arts council at 334-9233.

Golden Eagles extending invitations to Scotland

The Southeast Missouri State University Golden Eagles Marching Band is currently accepting applications for attending its return appearance at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in summer 2008 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Admission to the university is a prerequisite for the trip, and preference will be given to prior Golden Eagle participants. Incoming freshmen for fall 2008 will also be accepted. For more information, contact Barry Bernhardt, director of university bands, at 651-2334.

Sundays at Three concert series continues March 5

The Sundays at Three concert series will continue March 5 with a program featuring Southeast Missouri State University music faculty members at 3 p.m. in Old St. Vincent's Church. Performing will be Paul Thompson, flute, on Valse des Fleurs and Op. 87 by Ernesto Kohler along with students Christina Van Nostrand and Candice Summers on flute and Tyson Wunderlich on piano; Steve Hendricks conducting the student chamber choir group Cantus Choralis; and Shane Mizicko and the percussion ensemble. For more information, call 651-2265.

Illinois Arts Council tour to stop in Carbondale

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Illinois Arts Council has added Carbondale to its stops on the statewide "Public Listening Tour." The tour was designed for Illinois residents to share their views on public funding for the arts and the value the arts bring to communities.

The Carbondale meeting will be held on April 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Carbondale Middle School. For more information call the Illinois Arts council at (312) 814-6750.

Writers Guild announces 12th annual conference

SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Heartland Writers Guild will host its 12th Annual Heartland Writers Conference June 8 to 10 at the Best Western Coach House Inn in Sikeston.

Attendance is limited, so early registration is encouraged. The conference will include a writing competition.

For more information, call (314) 631-1329 or e-mail

Springfield hosts film festival next starting Thursday

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Missouri Film Alliance of Springfield will host the first "Show-me" Missouri International Film Festival over three days starting Thursday.

The festival will showcase films made by filmmakers all over the world and panel discussions with industry insiders with ties to Springfield. Also featured will be films by southern Missouri natives.

For more information, call (417) 725-8297.

- From staff reports

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