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Growth Spurt: How to Pick the Best Early Season Produce

Photos by L.G. Patterson One of the best things about late spring/ early summer is the abundance of fresh seasonal produce. But picking — no pun intended — the top of the crop requires some savvy. We asked several local resources for tips on how to select the best early season bounty or successfully cultivate […]

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Knot News: Peggy Terzopoulos and Nick Rasmussen Exchange Vows

Photography by the Marions Peggy Terzopoulos and Nick Rasmussen exchanged traditional vows in a minimal, non-denominational ceremony at the Atrium on Tenth, with the bride’s second cousin presiding. For the theme, Peggy says, “I wanted a more ‘romantic’ vibe, so we went with fewer pastel colors overall for decoration and flowers.” In a nod to an […]

Food from The Syrian Kitchen

New Syrian Eatery Debuts

Photos by L.G. Patterson When Ahmad Alkadah came to Columbia in 2016, he came with a dream: A better life for his family certainly, including his wife, children and mother. But he also dreamt of opening an authentic Syrian restaurant, serving the kind of food he grew up with and missed. That part of his […]

How Grass-tastic Is This?

4/20. Live music. In the grass. Free admission. With spring — or something — in the air. ROSE 420 FEST is back for 2022! And what a line up! Cold beers in hand. Good vibes in the air. Bonus shows at Social Room and Cafe Berlin. Head to their websites to check it out! Doors […]

Hitch A Free Ride To Fresh Food

Does a trip to the Columbia Farmers Market sound appetizing? You can get a free ride there on a bus, with fellow fresh food favoring folks like yourself. Remember to bring a reusable tote for your treasures. Get details on when and where to catch the bus here.  

 Hit A Home Run

Get info, inspo and more this weekend at the Columbia Homebuilders’ Association Showcase at the Holiday Inn Expo Center. The show runs Friday, from noon-8 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. In addition to the home show, the family-friendly event will include kids activities, local makers, a job fair and seminars. Admission is $5 for […]

Food Truck Luck

Warmer weather means enjoying more al fresco dining — and that includes more food truck meals! Columbia has quite a food truck fleet, and in fact, we have profiled many of them! Here’s our article from 2018 that looks at a few favs from that year. Of course, new trucks have been added since then, […]

No Harm, No Fowl

Well, okay, there is fowl involved. Chicken Salad Chick will hold its grand opening in Columbia on April 26 starting at 10 a.m.  Chicken Salad Chick serves dishes made from scratch daily with fresh ingredients: The menu offers a dozen flavors of chicken salad along with its signature sides, kids’ meals, catering options and sweet […]

Enjoy A Local Food Fair! 

On April 21, from 4 to 6 p.m., attend a family-friendly event highlighting local food in the parking lot of Missouri Rural Crisis Center. Enjoy a free local meal from Fresh Harvest Grill, featuring Patchwork Family Farms meat and a sweet treat from Range Free. Watch a gardening demo and take home transplants and seeds […]

Help Prevent Child Abuse

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Safe Families For Children of Mid-Missouri is always looking for donations, as well as volunteers. Learn more here. According to the Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division, its Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline (CANHU), received 128,801 hotline calls over the past fiscal year. Of those reports, 54,515 were classified as […]

Take Back Your Health

The CoMo Wellness Conference returns for its fifth year on April 23 at Cooper’s Ridge event venue. Speakers will cover a variety of health-related topics, including the benefits of chiropractic care, dealing with COVID-19 and more. Starting with coffee and registration at 7 a.m., the event will conclude with a s’mores wellness happy hour at […]

Car-“toon” Into This!

This event from the MU Concert Series at Jesse Hall on April 19 at 7 p.m. is sure to tickle your funny bone and possibly take you on a trip down memory lane. The Queen’s Cartoonists play music from classic cartoons and contemporary animation. Learn more about the event here. Throughout history, cartoonists have often […]

Need College Cash?

Worrying about funding college can be stressful and overwhelming. Think a scholarship is out of the question if you or your college-bound kid aren’t a star academic or athlete? Not so fast. This Prosper U class from Central Bank of Boone County just might help. Scholarships: Finding Free Money for College will teach you ways […]

Kick It Up A Notch

Feel like kickin’ some a*s? You have a perfect opportunity this Sunday. Lace up for a free kickball day at CoMo Sports Complex. Unleash your own foot frenzy at this fun team event for those looking to get their kicks — but not necessarily like it’s 1966! (Nod to Portugal the Man.)  

Go For A Record

This Sunday, catch Grammy-nominated L.A.-based group The Record Company at The Blue Note. The bands’ first full-length album, “Give It Back to You” was released  in 2016. The lead single, “Off the Ground,” reached  No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart. The album’s second single, “Rita Mae Young,” reached No. 12 on […]

Are You Game?

Don’t miss The CoMo Retro Game Convention on April 10 at Stoney Creek Inn. There will be vendors from across the Midwest, and MK/Smash 64 setups for casual play from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., then for tourneys from 1-5 p.m. Get more info and tickets here.  

Score Great Deals On Sports Stuff

Looking for gently used sports & dance equipment? Want to learn about resources available to your family? Join the Day Dreams Foundation at the Boys & Girls Club this Saturday for this event! There will be free info booths, games, prizes and snacks! Shopping times vary depending on whether you’re a Club & Day Dreams […]

Delight In Dance 

The Missouri Contemporary Ballet (MCB) is staging an audience favorite this Friday and Saturday, at 7 p.m. both nights. “LIVE!”, featuring both live dance and live music includes three world premieres, acclaimed works from the MCB repertoire, and original compositions from local musicians including Tom Andes and Travis McFarlane. Stimulate your senses by feeling the […]

Brush Up On Your Creative Skills

Spend your Saturday taking part in a fun creative activity at a unique venue. ElderBlossom View Winery is hosting a sip and paint event starting at 1 p.m. Embrace your inner artist while enjoying elderberry wine or cocktails. Then stay for live music from Sarah and Mark. Learn details and sign up here. ElderBlossom View […]

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Doggone Egg-cellent

Your canine companion can enjoy the egg-stacy of an Easter hunt just for them on the lawn at Lizzi & Rocco’s Green Meadows location on Sunday, April 10, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per dog, one dog per human. Register in advance here. With fun events like this, it’s no wonder […]