CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A free Christmas concert will be presented at 4 p.m. Dec. 9 at the United Methodist Church, 1700 E. Marshall St., in Charleston. The program will feature organist Terry A. Parker, pianist Sallie B. Goodin, the Sam C. and Jane Goodin Memorial Handbell Choir and the Charleston Society for the Arts Community Chorus.
The 17th annual Sounds of the Season Christmas Concert will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at Cape Bible Chapel, 2911 Kage Road. The concert will feature master of ceremonies Mike Dumey and top vocal and dance talent. The event honors cancer patients throughout our community. Proceeds from the concert will support the Patient Experience Fund at the Southeast Cancer Center. Cape Girardeau orthodontist and cancer survivor Dr. David Crowe is the honorary chairman for the 2012 Christmas concert. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by contacting the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation office at 986-6622 or the Volunteer Services office at 651-5518.
Southeast Missouri State University's Art Guild will host a show and sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 27 in the River Campus atrium. The sale is open to the public and includes artwork and crafts ranging from handmade jewelry to ceramics. Everything is created by Southeast's art students and faculty.
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- WSIU Public Television, a public media arm of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will present "The Dust Bowl," a new two-part documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday. The film will be repeated each night at 9 p.m. and again at midnight and 2 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 2 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. "The Dust Bowl" chronicles the environmental catastrophe that, throughout the 1930s, destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains, turned prairies into deserts, and unleashed a pattern of massive, deadly dust storms. Interviews with 26 survivors of those hard times combine with dramatic photographs, seldom-seen movie footage, and music by folk singer Woody Guthrie to bring to life stories of incredible human suffering and perseverance. On Sunday, Burns' film will be preceded at 6 p.m. by another new program exploring extreme weather. "NOVA: Inside the Megastorm" traces the deadly impact of Hurricane Sandy and asks if climate change contributed to the weather conditions that gave rise to the storm.
-- From staff reports