Community digest 1/10/08

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Montgomery Bank donates to violinists

Montgomery Bank recently donated $500 to the University Foundation to benefit the Southeast Missouri Music Academy for help with trip expenses for about 100 young violinists to play in Singapore next year.

SADI presents workshop about daily living

The SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence will be presenting a workshop titled "Aids to Daily Living'' at 10 and 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Cape Area Family Resource Center, 1202 S. Sprigg St. The workshop will present practical ways to modify everyday items such as toothbrushes, pencils and utensils so that they can be used effectively and easily by the elderly or disabled. This Health Education series is sponsored by the Primary Care Coalition of the Community Caring Council. For more information, call Kay Azuma at 651-3747, extension 104.

Dog training offered at Nature Center

A pointing dog training class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 19 at the Conservation Nature Center. Mark Goodwin, who has trained pointing dogs for more than 20 years, will offer training tips, proper handling of dogs in the field, troubleshooting and correcting problems. He uses gentle training methods with focus on repetition, point of contact and sensitivity to a dog's temperament. To register for this free program call, 290-5218.

Contra dance planned for Jan. 19

The Cape Friends of Traditional Music and Dance will hold a contra dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Christ Episcopal Church, 101 N. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau. Live music will be provided by Gary Watson, Gene King and Dan Wiethop. All moves are taught and the dances walked through. Everyone is welcome. No partner, costume or experience is necessary. For more information, call John or Kathy Coffman at 334-4706, Judy Bradley at 334-5289 or John Boyd at 335-7315.

St. Joseph Home and School trivia night set

The 11th annual St. Joseph Home and School trivia night will open at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 with play beginning at 7. There is an admission fee. The Maximum number of players per table is eight. Call Eric Anderson at 332-7548 for more information or the school at 264-2600 to reserve a spot. Soda, snacks and door prizes are free. The event will be held in St. Joseph Parish hall in Scott City.

Red Cross holds volunteer orientation

The Southeast Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross will be holding new volunteer orientation from 9 to 10:15 a.m. and fulfilling their mission from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Chapter office in Cape Girardeau. Courses will introduce new volunteers to the mission of the American Red Cross, discuss the programs and services that are available, and match volunteers with positions that most interest them. The public is invited to attend. Registration is necessary. To RSVP, call 335-9471 or send an e-mail to

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