ARTifacts 11/4/11

Friday, November 4, 2011

Sundays at 3 p.m. features faculty group

Sunday afternoons are a little sweeter when spent in the company of the classics. The Chamber Music Sundays at Three concerts allow Southeast Missourians that opportunity. The Southeast Collegium will perform works by Giovanni Bononcini, an Italian baroque cellist and composer of opera. The concert includes Southeast Missouri State University faculty and friends performing on period instruments. The concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Shuck Recital Hall. Tickets are $10 or $8 for seniors, faculty and staff. Call 651-2265 for more information.

Belle of Cincinnati to stop at Metropolis

METROPOLIS, Ill. -- The riverboat Belle of Cincinnati will make a stop at Metropolis on Sunday. The event celebrates the 200th anniversary of the first steamboat that traveled down the Ohio River. A dinner cruise on the Belle of Cincinnati will be held that evening, and tickets may be purchased for $42.70 by calling 800-261-8586. A full schedule of events for the Metropolis Steamboat Bicentennial Celebration, which begins tomorrow, is available at the Metropolis Tourism website:

Spirit seekers raffle offers ghost hunt

The SEMO Spirit Seekers Paranormal Investigators are selling raffle tickets for one person to go on an overnight investigation with the team at the Missouri State Penitentiary, aka "The Walls," at Jefferson City on Nov. 19. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. To purchase tickets, email, or visit the group's Facebook page for more information. Tickets are on sale until Friday. The winner will be notified by telephone and announced on the SEMO Spirit Seekers' Facebook page at 6 p.m. Nov. 12.

Sikeston Little Theater abuzz with activity

SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Sikeston Little Theatre is buzzing with activity, with one play taking the stage this month and another in rehearsal for December. "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" will run Nov. 17 to 20. Theater members may pick up their tickets at Collins Music Co. in downtown Sikeston now. Tickets will be available to the public beginning Wednesday at Collins. "Annie Jr.," the annual children's musical production, will be staged Dec. 8 to 11. The cast will be composed of third- to sixth-graders. For further details or information, go the SLT website at Season memberships are still available by calling 573-471-4559.

Sikeston Depot to host art school

SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Barbara Ross School of Art and the Mingo Wildlife Photography Contest winners will share the artistic spotlight in November at the Depot Museum, 116 W. Malone Ave. Ross, an award-winning watercolor specialist, is displaying personal paintings as well as many from her students now through Dec. 30. The Mingo exhibit, featuring photos from youth, adults and professionals, will run through the month of November only. The Depot Museum -- along with Front Street Gallery, Calbert Studios, Sweetgum Gallery, Tradewinds Antiques and Here We Go Again Antiques -- will participate in "The Downtown Gallery Walk" Nov. 11, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The museum will be open with music and refreshments. For further information on museum events, go to, or become a Facebook friend of the Depot Museum.

-- From staff reports

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