City of Cape Girardeau What To Do in Cape: April 2023

In this post, we will highlight events going on by the City and the community for the month of April!

All Month: Miniature Library Make and Take - Cape Girardeau Public Library

Make your own miniature library in honor of National Library Week (April 23rd-29th)! Stop by the Information Desk beginning April 1st to pick up a kit to make a miniature library (while supplies last; first come, first served).

Tuesday 4/11: Zonta Club Trivia Night

Tuesdays are for Trivia! Prizes for each round! $10/person to enter

Group of 10 per table, pay at the door the night of

Doors open at 5pm. Trivia starts at 6pm

VFW HALL CAPE GIRARDEAU 1049 N Kingshighway Street


All proceeds will be given to organizations that meet Zonta's mission of advancing the status of women and children locally and worldwide.

Wednesday 4/12-16: The Spongebob Musical - River Campus

SpongeBob Squarepants and Bikini Bottom face total annihilation in this hit musical!

Bedell Performance Hall

April 12 - 15: 7pm

April 16 - 2pm

$25, $5 for SEMO Students

Thursday 4/13: Emmett Till Project - SEMO

The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work and Sociology is hosting Rev. Wheeler Parker, Jr. for a speaking event in regards to the Emmett Till Project. Refreshments will be available.

Dempster Hall Auditorium



Thursday 4/13: Nature Center Game Night - Cape Nature Center

Come join the boardgame club for nature lovers! This monthly program will begin with a short program highlighting a different nature-themed board game and how it relates to Missouri’s mission to have world class fish, forests, and wildlife. 6:30pm - 9:30pm Free, No registration required

Friday 4/14: Froggy Friday - Cape Nature Center

Join the Center on froggy hikes as we visit the ponds on the property to look and listen for live frogs in action. Presentations at 5:30pm, 6:30pm, and 7:30pm Free, no registration required

Friday 4/14-15: Watercolor Workshop with Brenda Seyer - Crisp Museum

Learn to Watercolor from professional artist Brenda Seyer! 8:30am-12:30pm $30, registration required Register here!

Saturday 4/15: American Battlefields Park Day

Local volunteers will participate in American Battlefields Park Day at Fort D in Cape Girardeau, MO, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Park Day is devoted to restoring and maintaining our nation’s battlefields and historic sites. This will be a clean-up day at Fort D. The stone building known as the blockhouse will be open for visitors.

Saturday 4/15: Archery Basics - Cape Nature Center

Try your hand at archery and experience a fun way to enjoy the outdoors. All archery equipment will be provided. This program will take place entirely outdoors so please dress for the weather. 3:00pm Free, Registration Required Register Here!

Monday 4/17: Don't Forget to Eat Your Greens - SoutheastHEALTH

Come learn how to prepare green vegetables! Recipes and samples provided during class. 6:00pm - 7:15pm $5, registration required Register Here!

Tuesday 4/18: Turkey Feather Jewelry - Cape Nature Center

Create a unique, wearable work-of-art using a turkey feather. 6pm Free, Register by April 14 Register Here!

Tuesday 4/18: Jazz Concert - Blowin' The Blues - River Campus

2019 Jazz Band

The Southeast Jazz Lab and Studio Ensembles will present a concert focused on one of the most central elements of jazz tradition, the Blues. 7:30pm $15, $5 for students Get Tickets Here!

Tuesday 4/18: Paint Night Dance & Sing - Crisp Museum

A brightly painted colorful background or a spotlight shining from above will set the stage for your painting to focus on a fun figure. Supplies are provided. 6-9pm $10, Free for University Community Register Here!

Thursday 4/20: Free Head and Neck Cancer Screening - Saint Francis Healthcare System

St. Francis Healthcare System will offer free head and neck cancer screenings on April 20. The free head and neck cancer screenings will take place Thursday, April 20, from 1 - 4:30 p.m. at Cape ENT Group, located at St. Francis Medical Center, Entrance 8, Suite 420.

Friday 4/21: Be Your Own Bike Mechanic - Cape Nature Center

Let’s get your bike ready for spring weather! This program will teach you new skills and help you save money by teaching you the essentials of bike maintenance and repair. 6:30pm - 8:30pm Free, Registration required Register Here!

Friday 4/21-22: Moving Perspectives - River Campus

The program will feature original contemporary dance works and physical theatre pieces created and performed by Southeast students. Rust Felxible Theatre 7:30pm $15, $5 for students

Saturday 4/22: Bashin' Trash & Friends of the Park Day Great Cape Cleanup

The nature center is partnering with the Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department to clean up Cape LaCroix Creek during their annual Friends of the Park Day. Gather your friends, family, or organization to help bring the beauty back to the creek between Walden Park and Shawnee Sports Complex. We’ll meet at the 4-H Shelter in Arena Park to divide and conquer. Please wear clothes and shoes you can get muddy. If you register prior to April 7, lunch and T-shirts will be provided at Capaha Park. Register Here!

For more information on Friends of the Park Day and Great Cape Cleanup, click here!

Saturday 4/22: A Day in the Park with Green Bear

The Green Bear Project educators welcome you and your family and friends for a day full of family fun at the Cape County Park North! Various vendors will be present with fun activities or experiences at each booth. With a special appearance from Green Bear himself! Free food, drawings, activities, and fun! Don’t miss out! 11am-1pm Cape County Park North

Saturday 4/22: Geocaching 101 - Cape Nature Center

Did you know there are treasures hiding all around you? Geocaching is a fun pastime in which you follow GPS coordinates to a specific location or box filled with trinkets. In this program, we will discuss different types of caches, safety, and GPS use. Then we’ll hit the trails to find some “treasure.” 1pm Free, Registration Required Register Here!

Saturday 4/22-23: Mini Figure RPG Painting - Crisp Museum

Are you a RPG gamer? Gary Tyler will introduce how to color an RPG mini figure using acrylic paints. Participants will be given 2 figures. Seating is limited to 8 each day. All supplies are provided. $5, Free for University community Register here!

Sunday 4/23: Synergy

St. Louis-based new music ensemble Synergy will perform a program of twentieth and twenty-first century music for pianos and percussion. Shuck Recital Hall $15, $5 for students

Tuesday 4/25: Beethoven and Faure

Featuring two powerful compositions; Beethoven’s magnificent Fifth Symphony for full orchestra, followed by Faure’s inspiring Requiem for chorus and orchestra, performed by Southeast’s Symphony, University Choir, Choral Union, and Chamber Choir. Bedell Performance Hall 7:30pm $25, $5 for students

Wednesday 4/26: Blippi - Wonderful World Tour

Blippi is coming to the Show Me Center for the ultimate curiosity adventure in Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour! Show Me Center Ticket Prices: $69, $49, $39, $29 Click Here for more information and to buy tickets!

Thursday 4/27: Wildlife Feeding Frenzy - Cape Nature Center

Discover the importance of Missouri reptiles and amphibians and see what it takes to keep our education animals happy and healthy. Watch as we introduce and feed several different reptiles and amphibians. 2pm Free, Registration not Required

Thursday 4/27-29: Picnic - River Campus

Set in a small town in Kansas, Picnic details "ordinary" American lives. Rust FLexible Theater 7:30pm $15, $5 for SEMO Students

Friday 4/28: Birding by Ear: Hearing and Recording Bird Sounds - Cape Nature Center

Join Dr. Mike Taylor from Southeast Missouri State University as he talks about a day birding filled with songs and calls. 7:00pm Free, No registration Required

Saturday 4/29: Birding by Mic: Tools & Techniques - Cape Nature Center

Hike with a mic through the woods to record bird songs and calls. You will need to bring a smartphone; a small number of hand-held recorders will be available for use. You’ll have the opportunity to try out different recorders as well as shotgun and parabolic microphones. 7:00am Free, Registration Required Register Here!

Saturday 4/29: Princess Tea - SoutheastHEALTH

Children visit with their favorite fairytale princesses and princes in a royal setting. This event raises funds to benefit SoutheastHEALTH Children Services and OB/NICU. Morning tickets at 10am and afternoon tickets at 2pm $30 a person More information and purchase tickets here!

Saturday 4/29: KRCU Music on the River

On Saturday, April 29th from 6:30pm to 10pm at Southeast Missouri State University River Campus Park, join us for an evening of good music, food and drink, and company in support of KRCU Public Radio! 6:30pm - 10pm

Sunday 4/30: Opera Scenes - River Campus

An entertaining collection of scenes from opera and operetta classics performed by the Opera Workshop. Shuck Recital Hall 3pm $15, $5 for SEMO Students


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