‘Mary Poppins’ Cast Delivers Spoonfuls of Sugar to Senior Living Residents

The student cast of “Mary Poppins,” which is coming to Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Feb. 21-25, took their show on the road last week, much to the delight of residents at the Lutheran Home and Saxony Village in Cape Girardeau.


Crisp Museum Hosting Family Day

The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will celebrate a Family Day on Feb. 24.


Enchantment of ‘Mary Poppins’ Flies into Southeast’s River Campus

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” will deliver spoonfuls of sugar as part of the Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Theatre and Dance Series at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.


The 2018 Maple Syrup Festival

Sweet, sticky deliciousness fresh from the tree straight to your plate! The 2018 Maple Syrup Festival is a fun and educational family event which the whole family can enjoy.  The Maple Syrup Festival takes place at the Touch of Nature Center near Makanda, Illinois on February 24th & 25th.


Fire & Ice Gala

Supporting our local community is something we at I Luv Local Places take pretty seriously (hence the name). So to hear the Community Caring Council is hosting the first annual Fire & Ice Gala to raise money for heating and cooling assistance for low-income families in our community, we are overwhelmed with joy!


SIU works toward sustainability while inviting Green Fund applications

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Southern Illinois University Carbondale just keeps getting greener.

As a new semester kicks off, proposals are being accepted for the newest round of Green Fund awards. The grants are given to projects that promote campus sustainability. Applications are due by March 1.  


KRCU to Host ‘Love is a Work of Heart’ Valentine’s Party

KRCU will host its annual Valentine’s Party at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau on Friday, Feb. 9, with the theme, “Love is a Work of Heart,” reflecting both Valentine’s Day and the art of love.


First Friday Reception at Catapult

The Catapult Creative House Student Studios will hold a reception Friday, Jan. 5, highlighting its Artist of the Month exhibition titled “God, in my opinion,” featuring the work of Southeast Missouri State University artist Mitchell Dill.


New Years Eve Events 2017

Looking for the best New Years Eve spot to ring in 2018?! Here is a list of some of the places in the heartland:

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Founder, Former Members Performing at River Campus

John McEuen, a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (NGDB), will perform with other former band members at Southeast Missouri State University’s Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus on Jan. 27. The concert will include music from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s (NGDB) catalogue and McEuen’s recent album.


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