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november, 2019

thu21nov6:00 pm- 7:00 pmWalter BargenSkylark Bookshop

Time

(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

Skylark Bookshop

22 S. 9th St. Columbia

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We’re always happy to see

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We’re always happy to see Missouri’s first Poet Laureate, Walter Bargen, at Skylark, especially when he has a new book to celebrate. Come and listen to Walter discuss and read from his new collection, Until Next Time.  Books will be available for purchase and signing, of course. 

thu21nov7:00 pmMU Choral Union: "Bach and Bonds"Jesse Auditorium

Time

(Thursday) 7:00 pm

Location

Jesse Auditorium

University of MO

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Launch the holiday season with

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Launch the holiday season with two musical gems from two remarkable composers: J.S. Bach and Margaret Bonds. Bach’s sparkling “Magnificat” announces the Christmas holiday, while American composer Margaret Bonds combines with Missouri native Langston Hughes to provide a new perspective on the Nativity while incorporating influences of jazz and spirituals. Don’t miss this Missouri premiere of “The Ballad of the Brown King!”

http://www.concertseries.org

sat23nov8:00 am- 5:00 pmColumbia Holiday FestivalHoliday Inn Executive Center

Time

(Saturday) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Holiday Inn Executive Center

2200 Interstate 70 Dr SW, Columbia, Missouri 65203

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It’s the most wonderful time

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

The Columbia Holiday Festival is the perfect event for you to get a jump-start on all of your Christmas shopping! Vendors come from across the state and offer a wide variety of gifts and decorations that are sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.

Admissions online in advance:

Saturday, Nov. 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $3
TICKETS:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/columbia-holiday-festival-saturday-session-tickets-62743220662

Sunday, Nov. 24,11 a.m.-4 p.m. $3
TICKETS:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/columbia-holiday-festival-sunday-session-tickets-62743498493

BOTH DAY TICKETS: $6
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/columbia-holiday-festival-saturday-and-sunday-session-tickets-62856624857

Admission at the door:
Saturday, Nov. 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $5
Sunday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5

Visit out website for more information on becoming a vendor as well as attending the event: http://columbiaholidayfestival.com/

sat23nov1:00 pm- 2:00 pmSaturday Story Time - in French!Skylark Bookshop

Time

(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location

Skylark Bookshop

22 S. 9th St. Columbia

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We’re thrilled to be partnering

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We’re thrilled to be partnering with La Petite Ecole, Columbia’s dual language immersion school, to present a Saturday Story Time with a difference on Nov. 23. On that Saturday afternoon, staff and teachers from La Petite Ecole will be reading their favorite stories to our audience — in French!

Studies have shown that early exposure to foreign languages is immensely beneficial to children’s linguistic and neurological development. And just because you and your kids don’t speak French doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy the stories or understand what is going on! The instructors at La Petite Ecole are experienced in communicating in all ways and you will be surprised at how much you’ll understand! This is a unique opportunity to expose you and your children to a brand new experience. Don’t miss it!

thu28nov8:30 amChapman HVAC Turkey Trax 5KSeventh and Cherry Streets

Time

(Thursday) 8:30 am

Location

Seventh and Cherry Streets

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Join this family 5K walk/run through urban areas of Columbia and MU’s campus to raise funds for the Central Missouri Red Cross. http://ultramaxsports.com/races/turkeytraxrun

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Join this family 5K walk/run through urban areas of Columbia and MU’s campus to raise funds for the Central Missouri Red Cross.

http://ultramaxsports.com/races/turkeytraxrun

fri29nov7:00 am- 1:00 pmHickman KEWPIE Cheer Babysitting and Gift Wrapping FundraiserHickman High School

Time

(Friday) 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Hickman High School

1104 N. Providence Road, Columbia, Mo., 65203

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Would you love to shop

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Would you love to shop Black Friday sales or do you need to work? Hickman cheer will be having fun activities and crafts and movies to keep your kids happy!! Snacks and lunch will be provided. When: Nov. 29, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Hickman High School Commons. Cost $45 for one child (potty trained to 12 years old.) $80 for two. Please R.S.V.P. hickmancheer@gmail.com

fri29nov6:00 pm- 7:30 pmAllen EskensSkylark Bookshop

Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

Skylark Bookshop

22 S. 9th St. Columbia

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We’re pleased to welcome best-selling

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We’re pleased to welcome best-selling and award-winning thriller author Allen Eskens to Skylark on the day after Thanksgiving. (If you don’t enjoy battling retail-crazy mobs on Black Friday, this might be a good alternative.) We’re especially excited because while Allen has made his name writing novels set in Minnesota, his latest book, Nothing More Dangerous, is set in the fictional town of Jessup, Missouri. (And some of us really like novels set in fictional Missouri towns.)

Allen is the author of The Life We Bury, The Guise of Another, The Heavens May Fall, The Deep Dark Descending, and The Shadows We Hide. He is the recipient of the Barry Award, Minnesota Book Award, Rosebud Award (Left Coast Crime), and Silver Falchion Award and has been a finalist for the Edgar Award, Thriller Award, and Anthony Award. His books have been translated into 26 languages and his novel, The Life We Bury, is in development for a feature film.

Allen grew up in Jefferson City, graduating from Helias High School. After that, he headed north to go to college, eventually getting a journalism degree from the University of Minnesota and a law degree from Hamline University. He now lives in Greater Minnesota with his wife and their rescue dogs.

sat30nov8:00 am- 2:00 pmChristkindlmarktCentral United Church of Christ (gym)

Time

(Saturday) 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

Central United Church of Christ (gym)

118 W. Ashley, Jefferson City

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Central United Church of Christ

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Central United Church of Christ (UCC) is hosting a Christkindlmarkt! Central UCC is an anchor of Old Munichburg, Jefferson City’s historic German neighborhood, and Christmas markets are a German tradition. We are combining a Craft Show Market, a Baked Goods Sale, and a Breakfast Bonanza…something for everyone in the family. Come join us!

CRAFT SHOW MARKET:
Over 20 booths of handcrafted items

BAKED GOODS SALE:
Cookies, breads, and pastries for your sweet tooth, featuring traditional Christmas and German favorites

BREAKFAST BONANZA (8 a.m.- noon):
Made-from-scratch biscuits, gravy, scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice — all-you-can-eat
$10 Adults
$6 Children ages 5-10
Children under 5 free

sat30nov9:00 am- 3:00 pmHoliday Open Farm & SaleCurly Eye

Time

(Saturday) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location

Curly Eye

6701 W. Gillespie Bridge Rd.

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Local alpaca breeders will offer

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Local alpaca breeders will offer alpaca products and opportunities to meet alpacas on Small Business Saturday and the following Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec.  7, from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. The event, at Curly Eye at 6701 W. Gillespie Bridge Road, will feature the huacaya alpaca breed, including a 7-month-old baby alpaca “cria,” kids’ activities and also alpaca products to keep mid-Missouri warm and snug this winter.  Farm owners Gary and Mary Licklider will be on hand to provide information about the animals.

Many are surprised to learn that there are alpaca farms in the area. Curly Eye is an alpaca farm that Gary and Mary Licklider started in 2002.  Curly Eye is also the location of Heartfelt Alpaca Creations, a collaborative of Mary Licklider and three other local women who purchased a FeltLoom™ in 2010 and market their felted alpaca products nationally. One of the owners, Carol Brown, is a textile artist. The other three owners, Linda Coats, Mary Licklider and Diane Peckham, have been raising and enjoying alpacas for many years.

The gentle nature and disease resistance of alpacas make them easy to keep. The Lickliders spend about 20 minutes each morning and evening taking care of the 19 animals at Curly Eye.

Alpaca fleece is harvested without harming the animals to produce warm, luxurious apparel. The untold number of benefits from its fleece appeal to spinners and weavers like Linda Coats of Coats High Ridge Farm: “Soft, warm, strong, colorful with or without dye, hypo-allergenic, washable–it’s a wonderful product.”

Since its introduction to the United States only about 30 years ago, the alpaca industry has grown in popularity with farmers and retailers all over North America. Alpacas are quiet, gentle animals that have proven to be a good long-term investment. The Alpaca Company, run by Nick and Diane Peckham, was the area’s first alpaca farm.

Almost all the other US supplies of this kind of luxury fiber, like cashmere, are from foreign sources. If all the North American alpacas were sheared at once, their fiber would keep a commercial mill busy for only a few weeks.  Because of this gap between supply and demand, the value of alpaca products is expected to hold constant for the foreseeable future. Admission is free. For information contact Mary Licklider at 573-819-4695 or alpacas@curlyeye.com.

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