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Knights of Columbus Council in Perryville, MO will be having a Christmas Extravangaza. Let them help you finish up your Christmas shopping with local vendors set up for you to purchase from. More details can be found on our Southeast Missouri Calendar.
Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash
9 Bands in 8 different venues come together to throw a toy bash to end all toy bashes of 2013. Happy Slapowitz will be having their Toy Bash for Toys for Tots December 12 starting at 6 p.m. Go to their Facebook page for details and T-shirt information. Below is a list of the venues with their band.
Rude Dog Pub - Mike Renick Band
The Pour House - Headley Grange/Us Instead
The Library - Old School Hype
Lodos - The Intention
Hotshots - Human Zoo/Tone Def Allstars
Mixing 10 - Isabella
Bel Air Grill - Bruce Zimmerman
Also participating is That One Bar.
Holiday Percussion Concert
This event is for the whole family to enjoy. Live festive holiday music will be performed by the Percussion ensemble. Milk and cookies will be served at the end of the event and coloring will be available during the performance. Kids can also get an egg shaker to add their own sound to the holiday music. Check out our River Campus page for more details.
A Joyful Noise
Mark your calendar for a wonderful Christmas celebration in Jackson City Park by the Swimming Pool. There will be caroling, hot chocolate, cookies, a visit from Santa, and a live nativity scene. Check out our Seasonal Events Calendar for more details.
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From a back yard BBQ to multiple venues in Downtown Cape, the Happy Slapowitz Toy Bash has certainly grown over the years. The event features BBQ and great music, but most importantly it's all for a cause. Paired up with the Toys for Tots organization, the annual event collects both money and new, unwrapped toys to make the holidays brighter for those less fortunate. For more details on the band lineup, participating clubs, and other information, follow them on Facebook.
Holiday Percussion Concert
Tapping out the tunes of the season is nothing new for the Southeast Missouri State University's percussion ensemble. This is their sixth year of the family-themed Holiday Percussion Concert, which is free and open to the public. (A small donation is recommended, but not required.) The kiddos have a chance to play along for a small fee as well, or you can simply go and enjoy the show. For more details, click here.
Christmas 2013 Events
By Emily Sladek
As the holidays descend upon us, many events will celebrate the seasons. Christmas happenings of all varieties - kid activities, concerts, parades, craft shows, and more - begin filling in a lot of free time this time of year. Check out a breakdown of those events so you can make sure you are at the right place at the right time here!
Behind the Set: From Vacant Corner Building to Fictional Bar
By Heather Capriola
Turning a vacant corner building into a functional space for filmingGone Girl scenes at "The Bar" was one of the jobs of Ace Mona, construction foreman. Click here to read about the transformation, as well as how Ace ended up in Hollywood to begin with.
Dog Days Are Here: Dogtown Park
By Lisa Batson
A project several years in the making has been completed. Dogtown, Cape's very first dog park invites big dogs, small dogs, and their owners out for some off-the-leash fun all for the cost of free! Check out more about the dog park here.