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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Check out these events happening in the area! Do you have an event going on you would like people to know about? Email news@kbsi23.com. Include what the event is, where and when it is happening and who is sponsoring the event. Don’t forget to include if there is a charge.

Thursday, May 26 – Monday, May 30

100 Mile Yard Sale
Highway 25
southeast Missouri from Jackson, Mo. south to Kennett, Mo.

Saturday, May 28 – Monday, May 30

Fort D Historic Site
920 Fort Street
Cape Girardeau, MO
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Local re-enactors will honor the memory of veterans past and present. The renovated stone building known as the blockhouse will be open for visitors.

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Memorial Day Service
10 a.m.
Woodlawn Cemetery
405 E. Main Street
Carbondale, IL

The City of Carbondale will host its annual Memorial Day Service at Woodlawn Cemetery to honor the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation.  At 10 a.m. the Carbondale Police Department Honor Guard will begin the service by raising the flag. Then, the 31st Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Company C., will perform the rifle salute. The Memorial Day Address will be given by Lieutenant Colonel Tamiko Mueller of the United States Army Reserve. Chairs will be set up for the service, so attendees do not need to bring lawn chairs unless they wish to. Immediately following the service, there will be a self-guided walking tour through historic Woodlawn Cemetery, marked by brief biographies of some of the notable veterans displayed near their headstones.

June 1-30

Riverside Regional Library

Title: Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program
Place: All Riverside Library branches

Registration is now open for Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Challenge 2022! Register on the Beanstack app or through the website at https://riversideregionallibrary.org/reading-challenges/. From June 1 to August 8 log your reading by the book or by the hour. Earn badges and prizes for each book/hour read. Complete activities such as attend one of our programs and earn tickets that can be entered for prizes. Complete the challenge and be entered for the grand prize drawing! Challenges are available for all ages.

Title: Here There Be Pirates
Place: Scott City Branch
Visit the Scott County branch to participate in the “Here There Be Pirates” Treasure Hunt. Look for the hidden doubloons.

Wednesday, June 1

Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program Kick Off
Riverside Regional Library – Main Branch, Jackson
10 a.m. – noon

11 a.m.
Story Time and Craft
Perryville Branch
Join Mrs. Melissa for a cool story time and rainbow fish painting craft at the Perryville Branch.

1-3 p.m.
Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program Kick Off
Riverside Regional Library – Scott City Branch

Join as they kick off a summer of watery fun at the Main Branch in Jackson! Enjoy a ribbon cutting, story time, crafts, sensory bins and more. Also sign up for the Summer Reading Program to earn prizes and free books.

Friday, June 3

2nd Annual Farmer’s Market/Vendor Show
4-7 p.m.
Fox Haven Day Spa
500 Industrial Drive
Advance, MO

Help support local community crafters, farmers, gardeners and vendors. Markets will take place every Friday from 4-7 p.m. in June, July and August. In case of rain or extreme heat, the show will be moved indoors.

June 1-11

Take-n-Make Craft
Riverside Regional Library – all branches

Come in and pick up a great sea creature craft kit!

Wednesday, June 1

Riverside Regional Library
Jackson branch
10 a.m. to noon

Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program Kick Off
Join us as they kick off a summer of watery fun at the Main Branch in Jackson! Enjoy a ribbon cutting, story time, crafts, sensory bins and more. Also sign up for their Summer Reading Program to earn prizes and free books.

11 a.m.
Story Time and Craft
Perryville Branch
Join Mrs. Melissa for a cool story time and rainbow fish painting craft at the Perryville Branch.

1-3 p.m.
Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program Kick Off
Scott City Branch

Join us as they kick off a summer of watery fun at the Scott City Branch! Enjoy ice cream and sign up for their Summer Reading Program to earn prizes and free books.

Thursday, June 2

Title: Container Gardening Program
Riverside Regional Library
2 p.m.
Place: Altenburg Branch
Join Donna Aufdenburg with Missouri Extension as she offers tips and tricks for container gardening of flowers and herbs at the Altenburg Branch. Program limited to 15 participates. Call 573-824-5267 to register.

3:30 pm
Title: Teen Activity
Place: Perryville Branch
Calling all teens! Come in for some great activities at the Perryville Branch.

Saturday, June 4

Missouri Turtles (Virtual)
10-11 a.m.
Tap here to register.

2-3 p.m.
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
2289 County Park Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO

The Missouri Department of Conservation invites you to “shell-ebrate” one of the most common reptiles in the state during the program, Missouri Turtles, virtually from 10–11 a.m., and in-person from 2 – 3 p.m. on June 4 at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. Advance registration is recommended for the virtual program and can be completed at this link: https://mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/184787. Registration is not required for the in-person program.

These naturalist-led, virtual presentations are designed for ages six and older, but all are welcome. If you are participating in Cape Nature Center’s “A Year in Color,” this program earns a red wildlife bead.

Sunday, June 5

Bed Time Story Time (Riverside Regional Library)
6:30 p.m.
Place: via Facebook and YouTube
Join Mrs. Desert for an Ocean of Possibilities bed time story featuring Twinkle Twinkle Little Shark by Jeffrey Burton and illustrated by Zoe Waring.
Recommended age: 0-6 (Early Reader)
Available on the Riverside Regional Library Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Monday, June 6

Story Time and Ocean Exercises
9 a.m.
Riverside Regional Library – Oran Branch

1 p.m.
Riverside Regional Library – Benton Branch

3 p.m.
Riverside Regional Library – Scott City Branch

Enjoy a fun-filled story time with Mrs. Desert at the Oran Branch including Sea Animal Exercises and exercise fun with a parachute.

Tuesday, June 7

Chef Bananas Program
11 a.m.
Riverside Regional Library – Perryville Branch

Go bananas with Chef Bananas! Enjoy a thoroughly entertaining and fun filled performance with magician Chef Bananas at the Perryville Branch.

Coffee and Conversation
1- 3 p.m.
Riverside Regional Library – Scott City Branch

Take a break from the week with coffee and conversation at the Scott City Branch.

Crochet Group
1-2 p.m.
Riverside Regional Library – Scott City Branch

Get your creative juices working and focus on your latest project at the Scott City Branch. Or get some help if you’re struggling with a pattern.

Chef Bananas Program
2 p.m.
United in Christ Lutheran School in Frohna, MO

Go bananas with Chef Bananas! Enjoy a thoroughly entertaining and fun filled performance with magician Chef Bananas United in Christ Lutheran School, Frohna.

Chef Bananas Program
6 p.m.
Riverside Regional Library – Main Branch, Jackson, MO

Go bananas with Chef Bananas! Enjoy a thoroughly entertaining and fun filled performance with magician Chef Bananas at the Main Branch in Jackson.

Thursday, June 9 – Saturday, June 11

Rummage Sale
216 S Russell Street
Jackson, MO

June 9-10: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
June 11: 7 a.m. – noon

St. Paul Lutheran Church’s Mission Team is hosting a Rummage Sale June 9-11. There will be furniture, shoes, antiques, collectibles, baked goods, floral, lamps, linens, light fixtures, home decor, dishes, knick-knacks, pots and pans, small appliances, toys, games, puzzles, baby equipment, books, videos, jewelry, and lots of misc.

Items for sale are free will donation unless otherwise marked.

Saturday, June 11

Firefly Frenzy
7-9 p.m.
2289 County Park Dr
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Cape Girardeau, MO

You’re invited to an “en-lightening” evening at Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center’s free Firefly Frenzy program, from 7 – 9 p.m. on June 11! Bring the whole family out for fun firefly activities, crafts, and presentations as we learn all about these amazing insects. Registration is not required. If you are participating in Cape Nature Center’s “A Year in Color,” this program earns a red wildlife bead.

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WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event
7:30 p.m.
Show Me Center
Cape Girardeau, MO

Tickets start at $20 and go on sale April 8. Superstar Experience and Walk the Aisle packages are available. Tickets available at showmecenter.biz.

Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair vs. Rhea Ripley

  • raw women’s championship triple threat match

The Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollings & Kevin Owens

  • Triple Threat Tag Team Match

See your favorite RAW superstars live in action including:

  • Finn Balor
  • Riddle
  • Damian Priest
  • many more

*card is subject to change*

Friday, June 24

Ninth Annual Golf Tournament
Westwood Hills Country Club
Poplar Bluff, MO

The Three Rivers Endowment Trust will host its Ninth Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 24, at Westwood Hills Country Club in Poplar Bluff. The four-person scramble tournament will begin with check-in and lunch at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Following the tournament, there will be a cocktail reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m., which will include a shrimp boil. The evening reception is open to the public. All proceeds will go to benefit the Three Rivers Annual Fund, which funds special projects and helps make a difference in the lives of TRC students. The fund allows Three Rivers to continue in its mission while allowing the College the financial flexibility to pursue important projects and new initiatives as they arise.

Registration is open for both participants and sponsors. Player registration is $135 for individuals and $550 for teams and includes contest packages, greens fees, cart, lunch, refreshments on the course, and cocktail reception following play.

Individuals and organizations are invited to sponsor the event at one of four participation levels. Sponsoring a single hole is $100, silver-level event sponsorship is $250, gold sponsorships are $500 and platinum sponsorship is $1,000. For information and registration forms, visit trcc.edu/give, or contact Michelle Reynolds at 573-840-9077 or michellereynolds@trcc.edu. The Three Rivers Endowment Trust is a 501(c)(3) organization that receives and manages donations on behalf of Three Rivers College. For information on creating or donating to scholarships, building projects, or other college needs, contact the Development Office at 573-840-9077.

Friday, June 24 – Sunday, June 26

Street Machine Nationals
Du Quoin State Fairgrounds
655 Executive Drive
Du Quoin, IL

The Street Machine Nationals will feature stunning high-performance street machines, hot rods, street trucks and the best dream machines from coast-to-coast, all on display. In addition to the cars, the Performance Marketplace will showcase products and services from industry leaders, many offering special show-pricing.

Friday, June 24
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 25
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 26
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 5

H0liday Craft & Gift Festival
Rock ‘n’ Rock Drive In
272 Drive-In Lane
Chaffee, MO

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