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- Poplar Bluff district votes Sacred Heart students into extracurriculars
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March 2023 events calendar
Events calendar for March is updated weekly with additional activities.
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— Cinderella, 2 p.m. March 4, 5, 11 and 12, and 7 p.m. March 3, 4, 10 and 11. WHERE Tinnin Fine Arts Center. COST $10. WHAT The Broadway production of Cinderella with music by Rodgers & Hammerstein comes to Three Rivers College. This Center Stage production is directed by Carlie Dillinger.
— Countryside Chevrolet Championship Rodeo, 7 p.m. March 3 and 4. WHERE Black River Coliseum. COST Tickets are $15-$20 via Ticketmaster and at the Coliseum box office. WHAT PRCA Pro Rodeo riders return to Poplar Bluff with broncos, bulls and barrel racing. Children 2 and under get in free.
— Bringing back the 90s, 6 p.m. March 3 WHERE Haffy’s Sports Bar & Grill COST $5 WHAT Music from the 90s with performances by 6 p.m., Park Everett; 7 p.m., The Justin Andrews Experience; 8:30 p.m., The Nuthin’ Fancy Band; and 10:30 p.m., Carnahan & Co.
— 85th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day and Pancake Eating Competition, 10 a.m. March 4. WHERE Poplar Bluff Junior High cafeteria. COST Entry is $10. WHAT A pancake eating competition to benefit the all-abilities playground at Kiwanis Bacon Park. Contestants will race the clock to see who can devour a breakfast of six pancakes with butter and syrup, a bottle of water and a carton of milk first. Register online at ticketspice.com, keyword: Kiwanis Pancake Eating Competition, or in person at Commerce Bank.
— 8th Annual Author Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 4. WHERE Poplar Bluff Municipal Library. COST Free admission. WHAT Meet local published authors, listen to guest speakers within the publishing industry and find your next favorite book. This year’s speakers are Michele Webb at 10:30 a.m., Gaëlle Freer at 12:30 p.m. and Katherine Gilbert at 2 p.m.
— Together 2023, 4-7 p.m. March 5. WHERE Fellowship Church. COST Free. WHAT A seminar for those who are married, soon to be married or want to be married someday. There will be two sessions lead by special guest Ted Cunningham, who is delivering the Sunday morning sermons at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Dinner is included and guests can win free giveaways. RSVP via the Fellowship Church Facebook page.
— Support PBHS Project Graduation, all day March 6. WHERE Buffalo Wild Wings. COST Price of meal. WHAT Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 20% of its profits to PBHS Project Graduation, an all-night party ensuring youth can celebrate safely.
— GriefShare support group, 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 6. WHERE 801 Ellare Ln., Dexter. COST Free registration. WHAT A local chapter of an international weekly support group for those dealing with grief. Register online at griefshare.org/groups/157972.
— KRCU at Foxtrot Coffee, 9 a.m. March 8. WHERE Foxtrot Coffee, downtown Poplar Bluff. COST Free, RSVP requested. WHAT KRCU Public Radio invites the public to hear local historian Bill Eddleman share stories from his radio series “Tales from Days Gone By.” Coffee and breakfast are provided. RSVP at krcu.org/koffee.
— St. Patrick’s Day Run, check in 7:30 a.m. March 11 WHERE Hendrickson Park COST $10, includes T-shirt, awards WHAT First and second place awards will be given to the male and female in each age group. Age groups: 19 and younger; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; Golden Oldies 60 and older. Register at the Poplar Bluff Parks and Recreation office or online at pbparks.org.
— An Evening with the Hoggs, A tribute to James R. Hogg, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 11. WHERE Rodgers Theatre COST $15 WHAT Presented by Friends of the Poplar Bluff History Museum, this event will feature the music of James Linden Hogg.
— Extreme Dwarfanators Wrestling, 7 p.m. March 11 WHERE Black River Coliseum COST $5-$40
— “Pi” Day fundraiser, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 12. WHERE St. Anne’s in Poplar Bluff, next to Sacred Heart School. COST $3.14 for one slice of pie and a cup of coffee. WHAT Sacred Heart Youth will be selling pie to raise money for the Stockton Mission Project, a Lenten project selected by Bishop Edward Rice. This charity serves one of the most poverty-stricken areas in Missouri. Whole pies will also be sold in addition to slices. To donate a pie, call Betty Woods at 573-714-4277.
— Judy Moody All About Me, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 15 WHERE Poplar Bluff Municipal Library COST Free WHAT Shake off that Judy Moody mood by thinking about your favorite things! Drop in at the Main Branch to make a bag journal or an all about me poster.
— Book Buzz Club: Movie Night, 6 p.m. March 16 WHERE The Wine Rack WHAT Book club is held the third Thursday of every month. This month’s theme is movie night.
— Yoga Basics, 10:30 a.m. March 18 WHERE Poplar Bluff Municipal Library, main branch COST Free WHAT All skill levels welcome. Be sure to bring a yoga mat or towel and wear comfortable clothing. Presented by Kara Cummings.
— Dakota Poorman Best Mistake tour, March 18 WHERE Forum Fifty Fifty
— The Sicilian Tenors, 7 p.m. March 23 WHERE Tinnin Fine Arts Center COST $15 WHAT Sponsored by First Midwest Bank, the three tenors take listeners on a tour from Hollywood to Broadway and Italy.
— Jason Heeter performs, 8-11 p.m. March 24 WHERE The Marked Bar & Grill WHAT Music with a bluesy rock sound, influenced by JJ Cale, Jason Isbell, Bill Withers and the Grateful Dead, Heeter performs with The AC’s.
— Atlanta Rhythm Section and Pure Prairie League, 6 p.m. March 25 WHERE Black River Coliseum COST $25-$75 WHAT An evening of songs, stories and American rock by two legendary bands, Atlanta Rhythm Section and Pure Prairie League, both celebrating their 50th Anniversary.