A busy weekend ahead for the area

It's a great time of the year to be outside, but allow yourself some time to participate in one or more of several events scheduled this weekend in Cape Girardeau.

The Cape Comic Con is set for Friday through Sunday at the Osage Centre. This is a unique event that includes fun costumes, professional comic book artists on hand, tables of comics, toys and other related items, and other super hero fun.

Rustmedia and the Southeast Missourian have joined the action, working with Marvel comics to provide a special 10th anniversary Comic Con comic book with a cover that features Cape Girardeau. The books will be available for purchase, and Marvel artist Greg Land will be on location to sign copies.

A popular feature is the costume contest in which individuals dress as their favorite super heroes. This will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Osage Centre. Early registration begins at 9 a.m. For more information, go to cape-con.com.

For those looking for something more on the subtle side, the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Theatre and Dance will host Spring into Dance tonight through Sunday. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday. A 2 p.m. performance will be held on Sunday. All shows are in the Bedell Performance Hall, and tickets are $16.

If you like baseball, the Southeast Missouri State University baseball team will face Jacksonville State over the weekend. Games are at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Capaha Field.

Former rock band singer John Elefante from the band Kansas will speak and sing at LaCroix Church at 5:30 p. m. Saturday and 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday in Cape Girardeau. The Benton Campus has its satellite gathering at 9:15 and 11 a.m. Sunday. This looks to be an inspiring opportunity to hear about the singer's life change through his faith in Jesus, along with some of his music.

To see more upcoming events, visit semoevents.com or check Page 2 of the Southeast Missourian.