Peter Karp band coming to Underberg house

Friday, January 21, 2005

The Peter Karp band, featuring Peter Karp, Niles Terrat and Dennis Gruenling, will play a concert at the Underberg house on Sunday at 3 p.m. Karp's band is a blues band from New Jersey that drew a record crowd of over 350 to Tunes at Twilight this summer. To make reservations, call 334-7692. The Underbergs ask that patrons bring an $8 donation to go to the artist. Patrons are encouraged to bring a beverage of choice.

St. Louis Auto Show rolls Feb. 2 to 6

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- With over 600 new cars, light trucks and SUVs, the 2005 St. Louis Auto Show is set to roll into the America's Center and the Edward Jones Dome Feb. 2 to 6. The event, sponsored by the Saint Louis Auto Dealers Association, a not-for-profit group of new automobile dealers, promises to be the area's largest automobile event of the year. Approximately three dozen manufacturers will display their "latest and greatest" at the 2005 St. Louis Auto Show. Many 2006 models, available in local showrooms later in the year, are also scheduled to be on display, including the 2006 Hummer H3, the 2006 Mercedes Benz M-Class, the 2006 Pontiac Solstice, and the 2006 Lincoln LT luxury pickup. For more information call (314) 727-3339.

Beginning calligraphy offered at Paducah

PADUCAH, Ky. -- The Museum of the American Quilter's Society will be offering beginning calligraphy classes from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the following Saturdays: Feb. 5, March 5 and April 9. The instructor is Bill Ford. Each class is limited to five students. Ford will teach the basics of calligraphy, and students will be given a model alphabet from which to form the letters in calligraphy. Pre-registration is required. Tools and supplies are an additional cost. A leading residential and commercial interior designer, Ford is an experienced artist in acrylic, watercolor, and pen and ink. Wide recognition has been given for his watercolor series of church doors in western Kentucky and a recent watercolor of the new Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center. For more information or to register, please contact the Museum of the American Quilter's Society at (270) 442-8856, ext. 35.

'The Affections of May' opens at Market House

PADUCAH, Ky. -- "The Affections of May," a romantic comedy that follows the lives of a couple who move from a big city to a small town to run a bed and breakfast, is playing now through Feb. 5 at the Market House Theatre in Paducah. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday performances are at 2:30 p.m. Parental discretion is advised for ages 13 and younger. Tickets can be purchased from 8 a.m. to midnight by calling Star Tickets Plus at (800) 585-3737, online at www.mhtplay.com or by calling the box office at (270) 444-6828.

'50s sock hop jumps at Cache River Jan. 29

VIENNA, Ill. -- The Cache River Basin Vineyard and Winery will have a '50s Sock Hop on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. The event is by reservation only. Reservations can be made by calling (618) 658-2274. Patrons are encouraged to arrive between 6 and 7 p.m. Dinner is $32 per person and includes a ticket and glass of wine of your choice or soda.

Sierra Club shows nature photos Wednesday

The Trail of Tears Sierra Club will present "Crouching Cassowary, Hidden Cheetah: Images of Wildlife in the Southern Hemisphere," a presentation by Alan Journet and Kathy Conway based on photographs taken during their summer trip to Australia and South America. The presentation will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Hirsch Community Room in the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The program is free and open to the public.

Sikeston Depot displays local sculpture, photos

SIKESTON, Mo. -- The wood sculptures of Michael Clippard and the photography of Teresa Gemeinhardt will be on display at the Sikeston Depot Museum now through Feb. 7. Clippard's work features lifelike carvings and musical instruments focusing on pioneer, mountain man and American Indian themes. Gemeinhardt is an award-winning photographer who recently started digital photography. For more information contact the museum at (573) 481-9967.

Schock Center presents photo display Saturday

An opening will be held at the Schock Community Art Center in Scott City Saturday for the photography of Paul Cummins from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The display includes 35mm photography and digital images. Cummins' photos concentrate on landscapes and historical themes. For more information call 264-1176.

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