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Trey Dawson of Backyard K9

Backyard K9 Founder Details Path From Incarceration to Small Business Owner

Photos by L.G. Patterson Trey Dawson never planned on working with dogs. The owner and lead trainer for Backyard K9 had grown up with dogs and certainly been around them, but he never really trained them or sought them out. In fact, the path to founding Backyard K9 had quite a few bumps. Dawson is […]

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Movement and Mimosas

Get active this Sunday and enjoy yourself with the Goat Yoga & Mimosas event at Goat Yoga of MO. The event was originally scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday and sold out so quickly that event organizers added another option for 2 p.m. Sunday. That means if you’re interested in attending, you should grab your tickets […]

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A Tiki Takeover

Günter Hans’ downtown patio will be transformed Saturday as part of Bacardi Rum’s Tiki Takeover event. From 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Günter Hans will host a tiki-themed party, featuring three specialty cocktails from Bacardi, as well as free samples and a limbo contest. Admission is $5 per person and the first 30 people to arrive will […]

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Rev Your Engines

Auto enthusiasts should get those vehicles ready for the annual kick off meet of Como Car Culture. The community-based car club is hosting the meet from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Gans Creek Recreational Area, 3350 E. Gans Road. The meet signals the official start to the 2022 car season and offers a chance […]

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Walk/Run for a Cause

Ready to run (or walk, we won’t judge) for a good cause? The sixth annual Molly’s Miles is set for 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Molly Bowden Memorial Park, 900 W. Nifong Blvd. The event, which includes a 5K, 10K and a virtual walk/run options, benefits the Missouri Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors, which provides […]

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Sensory-friendly Vaccine Clinic Planned

If you have extra anxiety about needles or vaccines but would like to get the COVID-19 vaccine or booster, there’s a special clinic Saturday that aims to make it easier. Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services is hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Comfort Clinic from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at 1005 Worley St. Anyone age […]

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Float Your Boat Set for Saturday

Get those cardboard boats ready to race — Float Your Boat is back on Saturday. The annual spring fundraiser for The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri involves teams constructing boats using only cardboard and duct tape, then racing those contraptions across Bass Pro Shops Lake, 3101 Bass Pro Drive. The event is set for […]

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A Maritime Reading Adventure

If you’re looking for a family-friendly event, you may want to head to Stephens Lake Park tonight for the Dive Into Reading performance from Marty the Magician. The show, set for 6-7 p.m. tonight, is part of the kids series of the Stephens Lake Amphitheater concert series and kicks off events that will continue monthly […]

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Head Back in Time

Ready to go back in time? Then head to Kingdom City this weekend for the season kick off of the Central Missouri Renaissance Festival, where attendees can experience the 1550 A.D. village of Carlingford, Ireland. The festival is spread across multiple stages that host performances and contests, and also includes period-specific encampments, artisan markets, games […]

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Helping Students Through Barbecue

Is there anything better than barbecue? How about helping local students by eating barbecue? Even better. The Columbia Area Career Center has announced a BBQ fundraiser from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. May 4 to support six local students who are advancing to nationals following a great showing at the SkillsUSA Missouri State Conference. […]

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Celebrate Mom with Brunch

Mother’s Day is Sunday, and if you’re looking for something special to do with mom this year, there are several options for a special holiday brunch in mid-Missouri. At voco The Tiger Hotel, there are four different seatings for brunch on May 8, starting at 10 a.m. and ending with the 2:30 p.m. seating. Tickets […]


Leadercast Returns May 4

The largest one-day leadership event in the world is set for May 4. Leadercast, which brings together globally respected experts to share knowledge and insights, is set for 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 4 at Woodcrest Auditorium, 2201 W. Nifong Blvd. The event, which has not been held in two years due to the pandemic, is […]

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alleyCat Yoga Plans Move

Local yoga studio alleyCat has announced plans to move from its space at 17 N. Fourth St. by the end of May. In a blog post, studio owner Susan Mathis says the studio will close its Fourth Street location at noon May 25. On June 1, the studio will reopen its physical space in a […]

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Crumbl Menu Drops Pink Sugar Cookie

If you’re a Crumbl cookie fan, you’ll want to pay attention: The popular franchise is making a menu change. Crumbl announced that after Saturday, April 23, customers will no longer be able to find the pink sugar cookie regularly on the menu. The pink cookie has been a mainstay on the menu since Crumbl first […]

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Celebrate Earth Day in Columbia

Ready to get down to Earth? Earth Day 2022 is this week and Columbia has a couple of different ways to celebrate. On Sunday, from noon-7 p.m., Peace Park will host the Columbia Area Earth Day Festival with more than 200 vendor booths, eco-centered entertainment and sustainability workshops. If you get to Peace Park a […]

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Spring Shop Hop Set for Saturday

Here’s an extra incentive to shop local this weekend: The District is hosting its Spring Shop Hop 2022 on Saturday. Participating businesses will have new arrivals, sales and special offers, as well as complimentary refreshments. Plus, parking is free in downtown garages all weekend. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page or the website […]

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Bamboo Terrace Opens Downtown Location

Bamboo Terrace’s new downtown location has opened its doors. Located at 26 S. Ninth St., the site of the former International Café is offering limited dine in and take out menus from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily as part of its soft opening. Bamboo Terrace is continuing to offer takeout from its old location at 3101 […]

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Get Creative with Save the Dates

Congratulations — you’re engaged! Now you get to start planning. And once you’ve set a date, it’s time to notify your friends and family with the classic save the dates. But you don’t have to do what everyone else does! The wedding blog A Practical Wedding has compiled 50 different creative ideas for save the […]

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The Ultimate Wedding Planning Guide

Not sure where to begin with planning your wedding? There’s a guide for that. Central Missouri Wedding Expo has released its 2022 “Ultimate Wedding Planning Guide for the Midwest Bride.” This free guide has questionnaires to help you and your partner figure out the type of wedding you want, as well as information on where […]

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Resourceful Resale

Planning a wedding on a budget? There are lot of ways to cut the costs while still making the wedding of your dreams! And one way to do that is through local resale. Gently used, and even some unused, wedding items are often put right back up for sale after the big day, and there’s […]