Local photographer Tom Neumeyer will lecture on his "Cape Girardeau: Then and Now" exhibit at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10 in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus. "Then and Now" is a historical retrospective of Cape Girardeau through historic and current photographs. Admission is free.
WILDWOOD, Mo. -- The Hidden Valley Ski Area near St. Louis is now open for the season, its 25th. It opened at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Hidden Valley makes snow using a network of towers and machines that create and distribute snow. For more information on Hidden Valley, call 636-938-5373.
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Terry Fator, winner of the NBC contest series "America's Got Talent," a ventriloquist, impersonator, singer and comedian, will perform at the Carson Center in Paducah, Ky., at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Fator's live act blends his talents, with Fator singing and impersonating music stars, sometimes without moving his lips. Tickets are on sale now. For more information visit www.carsoncenter.org or call 270-450-4444.
ST. LOUIS -- Comedian Kathy Griffin will perform at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Tickets are on sale now, and range from $40 to $50. For more information, call MetroTix at 314-534-1111 or visit www.metrotix.com.
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Country star Vince Gill will play to benefit the organization Terra's Angels Charities 7 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Carson Center in Paducah. Terra's Angels is a charity that works to help families with children who have life-threatening cancer. Tickets range from $30 to $150 for special VIP tickets. For more information go to www.carsoncenter.org or call 270-450-4444.