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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

It’s Curtains For You

… theater curtains, that is! If you're a self-professed theater geek, check out the event at Maplewood Barn Community Theatre on Sunday, April 3. From 1:30-5 p.m., the theater is hosting an open house event for the public. Come visit…

Some Bunny To Love

What could be cuter than a pic of your pet with the Easter Bunny? You can have one taken this Sunday at Lizzi & Rocco’s I-70 Drive location between 1 and 4 p.m. Each photo is $10, and proceeds benefit Second Chance. Learn more about the…

Art You Lucky!

Looking for Friday night fun? There happens to be an ideal event waiting for you — the First Friday Art Walk! Yep, it's already the first Friday of April. Can you believe it? First Friday is a free art crawl on the first Friday of each…

What Type Of Reader Are You?

… as in blood type. Sorry for the misleading question but the need for blood is constant and the Columbia Public Library is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive a week from today, on Thursday, March 31, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in…

See A Ceramic Sensation

If you're an avid art fan, you should check out the free exhibits at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery. For a large portion of the gallery's annual shows, students are the exhibiting artists. The current exhibit features a provocative work…

Get Ready To Clean Up!

Cleanup Columbia, the city’s annual, citywide litter pick-up event, begins April 1! Due to the pandemic, Cleanup Columbia changed from a one-day event format and instead allowed residents to choose the date and time they wanted to pick…
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