Artifacts 3/31/06

Friday, March 31, 2006

Area arts council to tour Botanical Garden

The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri is organizing a June 13 trip to the Missouri Botanical Garden to view "Glass in the Garden," a new exhibition by artist Dale Chihuly, as well as Tower Grove Park and the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Deadline for reservations is May 1. For more information, call 334-9233.

Author to discuss life of George Drouillard Tuesday

The author of a novel about George Drouillard, Louis Lorimier's nephew and Corps of Discovery expedition member, is coming to Cape Girardeau. James Alexander Thom and his wife Dark Rain will be in town Tuesday for a discussion on Thom's novel "Sign-Talker." The discussion will be at 7 p.m. at the Red House Interpretive Center. For more information, call the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau at 335-1631. The discussion is part of the city's Bicentennial Book Discussion series.

Notre Dame to present 'Damn Yankees'

Notre Dame Regional High School will present its annual spring musical at 8 p.m. Thursday through April 9 in the school cafeteria. This year's production is "Damn Yankees." For more information, call 335-6772.

Southeast Percussion Ensemble to play April 11

The Southeast Missouri State University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of new faculty member Shane Mizicko, will perform at 8 p.m. April 11 in Academic Auditorium on the Southeast campus. The concert will feature a marimba solo by Mizicko and will feature as guests the Central Junior High Percussion Ensemble and Central Junior High's "Shere Khan" ensemble. For more information, call 651-2265.

Grauel Lecture planned Sunday at Southeast

The annual H.O. Grauel Lecture will take place at 2 p.m. unday in Glenn Auditorium on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The featured speaker is Cassie Hermansson, professor of English literature at Pittsburgh State University and a scholar specializing in the mythology of Bluebeard. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call the university English department at 651-2156.

Author of 'Delmo' book to visit Sikeston Depot

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Author Mildred Smith, author of "Delmo: Threshold of Freedom," will speak at the Sikeston Depot at 7 p.m. Tuesday. "Delmo" recounts the story of the Delmo Homes, a series of Bootheel communities created by former sharecroppers freed from their obligations in the 1930s and 1940s. Smith was a staff nutritionist with the Delmo Homes. Following the lecture will be a showing of the Emmy Award-winning documentary "O Freedom After Awhile," also about the Delmo Homes. For more information, call (573) 481-9967.

Perry County Lutheran Chorale debuts April 12

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Perry County Lutheran Chorale, a vocal ensemble under the direction of Tyson Wunderlich and formed out of members from area Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregations, will perform its debut concert at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville at 7 p.m. April 12. For more information, call (573) 547-8317.

Lewis and Clark workshop planned in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY -- A workshop scheduled for April 26 to 27 in Jefferson City will prepare and coordinate final events to celebrate the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition for this year and beyond. The workshop, sponsored by the Missouri Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, will bring together communities, organizations and individuals as well as state and federal agencies that have been involved in the bicentennial celebration. Registration must be turned in by April 19. More information is available at www.lewisandclarkmo.com or by calling (800) 334-6946.

Columnist Clarence Page coming to SIU

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Clarence Page will visit the campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale for a lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Page is well-known among journalists and power brokers for his accomplishments, including his 1996 book "Showing my Color: Impolite Essays on Race and Identity." For more information, call the university at (618) 453-2276.

--From staff reports

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