Community digest 4/26/07

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Optimists donate to swim team, Girl Scouts

The Noon Optimists of Jackson recently donated $250 to the Jackson Swim Team and $500 to the Girl Scouts of America. Robin Thompson presented checks to the executive director of Girl Scouts of Otahki Council, Laura Hinkebein, and swim team president Nancy Gillard.

'Rediscover Your Cape' to be held this weekend

Facilitated by the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Cape Giardeau Parks Department, the "Rediscover Your Cape" weekend will include tours of the Red House, Cape River Heritage Museum, Old St. Vincent's, the Glenn House, Fort D and Old Lorimier Cemetery with one ticket. Tickets are available at the door from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; or at the CVB, Cape Chamber of Commerce, the Arena Building or Osage Centre. For more information, call the CVB at 335-1631.

Health and wellness fair to be held Saturday

The United Way L.I.F.E. Initiative and Jefferson Elementary School are co-sponsoring a Health and Wellness Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Jefferson Elementary School. In addition to information booths sponsored by community health agencies, health screenings will be available. Mr. Ciggy Buttz will make an appearance, and games and face painting will be available for children.

Quilt show to be held in Anna, Ill., on Saturday

The annual "Pieces of the P.A.S.T. Quilt Show and Table settings" in Anna, Ill., will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Davie School. A "History of Quilting" exhibit will be on display, quilters will be working and at 10:30 a.m. a quilt turning will be held. Lunch will be served at the Country Cupboard in the old Potato Barn. Table settings will feature vintage china, silver and stemware. For more information, call (618) 833-6694. Proceeds benefit efforts of Promote Appreciation of Structural Treasures (P.A.S.T.) of Union County, Ill.

Alternative Farmers Market announces dates

The Cape Girardeau Alternative Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, north of the Red House Interpretive Center parking lot. Missouri-grown strawberries; farm-raised and pastured chickens, eggs and pork; gourmet lettuce and fresh-cut herbs; breads, cakes and pies; gourmet canned items; goat milk soap; plants; fruits and vegetables (watermelons, squash, sweet corn and peppers); and all-natural pork and beef will be featured. For more information, contact Octavia Scharenberg at 334-0287.

Cape farmers market to be open Thursdays

The Cape Girardeau farmers market will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, continuing until October in the parking lot at 2001 Independence St. Items offered have been grown or produced within a 75-mile radius of Cape Girardeau. Seasonal produce and fruits, arts and crafts, baked goods, eggs, honey, cut flowers and plants will be available.

"Pennies from Heaven" auction set for May 4

The Southeast Missouri Hospital Foundation will host a dinner auction at the Arena Building, with doors opening at 5 p.m. May 4. All proceeds will benefit patient care services at Southeast Missouri Hospital. For more information, contact Rita Collier at 334-9254.

Steak night at to be held at Cape VFW Hall

The VFW Post 3838 ladies auxiliary will present steak night from 5 to 8 p.m. May 5 at the VFW Hall, 1049 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. The public is invited.

Riverside Regional Library to hold book sale

A garage book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5 at the library, 204 S. Union Ave. in Jackson. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. is Buck-a-Bag books. Items include: books, audio books, videos, music CDs, paperback and magazines. Call 243-8141 for information.

NARFE to meet at noon Tuesday at Ponderosa

The National Association of Retired and Current Federal Employees (NARFE), Chapter 1237, will meet at noon May 8 at the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Perryville, Mo. All current and retired federal employees in Perry, Ste. Genevieve and Cape Girardeau counties are encouraged to attend. The program will be entertainment by the Toni Schilli Combo. For information, call 547-4249.

Immaculate Conception to hold golf tournament

The Immaculate Conception Home and School Association will hold its fourth annual golf scramble at 1 p.m. Friday at Bent Creek Golf Course. Lunch will be at noon. There will be door prizes and prizes for top finishers. Registration sheets for this four-person scramble are available in the school office. Call 243-5013 for more information.

Tables available at Eagles bazaar June 2

Eagles Aerie 3775 in Cape Girardeau will have a bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2. Setup will be from 6 to 8 p.m. June 1 or 7 a.m. June 2. Those wishing to sell their crafts, yard-sale items or retail items may contact Carol Poole at 243-0477. Proceeds will benefit the Scholarship Fund.

FCE Clubs plan June trip to Springfield, Ill.

The FCE Clubs have planned a trip to Springfield, Ill., for June 22 and 23 to tour the Abraham Lincoln sites. Reservations are due May 22. For more information, call Darlene McCain at 243-2230, Mary Klaproth at 243-5426 or Opal Collins at 334-1468.

-- From staff reports

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