Community digest 1/18/07

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Arts Council trivia night offers competition

The public is invited to the Arts Council Trivia Night set for Saturday at the Cape Senior Center, 921 N. Clark Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m.; games begin at 6:30 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Subjects will include sports, science, American history, popular music, art, books, nature, TV and film. Prizes include restaurant gift certificates, a variety of services and entertainment vouchers, including a Southeast-Murray State basketball game, and even a floral arrangement. Individual and group tickets available. Call 334-9233 for more information.

Civil War Roundtable set to meet Sunday

The Cape Civil War Roundable will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hanover Lutheran Church, 2949 Perryville Road, Cape Girardeau. Speaker is Rob Weeks, club member, who will present "The Myths of the Battle of Shiloh." Important upcoming events will be discussed and membership dues received.

Library presentation planned on expansion

Library director Betty Martin will deliver presentations on critical service needs and proposed library expansion and solutions at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. Scheduled dates include 7 p.m. today; 2 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. Feb. 1. Residents are encouraged to ask questions. Additional information is available at by clicking on Library Expansion Project.

Community Caring Council meets Friday

The Community Caring Council has announced that Betty Martin from the Cape Girardeau Public Library will be the guest speaker at the 7:30 a.m. Friday meeting. Community Caring Council is located in the basement of the old Medical Arts Building now known as Broadway Plaza, 937 Broadway, Suite 102.

St. Augustine Parish holds trivia night

St. Augustine Parish in Kelso, Mo., will hold its trivia night beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 3. Questions start at 7 p.m. Tables are made up of teams of eight people. Snacks will be provided. BYOB, coolers permitted. To reserve a table, call Brian Ziegler at (573) 264-3050.

Motown dance benefits Boys and Girls Club

Guests are invited to dance to classic Motown sounds beginning at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at VFW Post 3838 on North Kingshighway in celebration of Black History Month and Valentine's Day. The event will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Girardeau. Tickets are available at the door, from any board member or by stopping by at the club at 232 Broadway. The Boys and Girls Club of Cape Girardeau provides after-school programs and services to more than 300 youths in Cape Girardeau. For more information, contact NaTika Rowles at 335-7141.

SKYWARN spotter training in the works

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Scott County Emergency Management Agency announces a free National Weather Service SKYWARN spotter training class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Clinton Building, 501 Campanella St. The course will be presented by Greg Meffert, meteorologist from the National Weather Service office in Paducah, Ky. Basic and advanced certification classes will be held with certificates issued upon successful completion of the course. For more information, call (573) 545-9113.

-- From staff reports

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