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Columbia Lighting Up for the Christmas Season

The Christmas season is officially upon us, and Columbia has several places to enjoy the holiday atmosphere. From 5-8 p.m. tonight, enjoy the lighting of the Magic Tree in The Village of Cherry Hill. No tickets are needed; just come and enjoy the magic of Christmas. The community is also invited to drive through the Veterans United Bright […]

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Living Windows Coming to Life in Columbia Friday

Embrace the season’s magic this weekend at The District’s Living Windows Festival. From 6-8 p.m. Friday, immerse yourself in the enchanting glow of live performances, festive open houses, delightful shopping and dazzling holiday decor throughout The District. The community will also have a chance to experience free horse-drawn carriage rides, explore the Enchanted Forest, uncover […]

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Pierpont General Store Hosting Annual Christmas Event

This weekend, get into the holiday spirit at the third annual Christmas at Pierpont event! From 2-5 p.m. Saturday, join in for a jolly time filled with festive delights where Santa, Mrs. Claus and her elf will spread holiday joy with special Christmas cookie decorating and face painting. Participants will have a chance to snag […]

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The Spay Neuter Project Stays Open With Donations

Pet owners and rescue and feral cat caretakers can breathe a sigh of relief. The Spay Neuter Project will stay open due to a donation from the Veterans United Foundation along with additional private donors and supporters. Though the nonprofit organization will be able to stay open through the end of the year, they are […]

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Bur Oak Brewing to Release County Line Beer

Did someone say Friday happy hour? Bur Oak Brewing releases their new County Line beer at 3 p.m. tomorrow. The beer is inspired by the brewery’s Boone County Brown ale, an American brown ale. To brew County Line, the brewery doubled the strength of Boone County Brown and then aged it in Union Horse bourbon […]

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7Brew Coffee Comes to Columbia

Keep yourself caffeinated with 7Brew Coffee hitting the Columbia scene on Jan. 22. The business broke ground and will be located at 200 E. Nifong Blvd, the former location of Lutz’s BBQ. Their hours will be 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.  With over 20,000 drink combinations, 7Brew […]

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Charcuterie Board Making Class Available at Sawdust Studios

A gorgeous charcuterie assembly is always a fan favorite at any party, especially around the holidays. If you’re looking for a hands-on experience to make a piece of art from scratch, Sawdust Studios is hosting a charcuterie board-making class this Tuesday. No prior woodworking experience is required for the class. Teachers will take attendees step […]

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Distant Planet Comics and Collectibles Moving to The Arcade District

Editor’s Note: This has been to reflect the most recent dates and information. The Arcade District is gaining a new neighbor! Distant Planet Comics and Collectibles is moving from its location on Business Loop to The Arcade District at the end of January. This move allows the business additional space for growth and for hosting […]

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8th Miss Gay Mid-Missouri America Pageant Premieres This Saturday

Snag a seat to watch the 8th Miss Gay Mid-Missouri America pageant hosted by Nclusion Plus and sponsored by Stephanie Wilmsmeyer State Farm Agency. The glamorous queens compete in this official preliminary event to the 50th Miss Gay Missouri America. This Saturday’s pageant theme is Steel Magnolias. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the pageant […]

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CoMo Picnics Hosts Heated Bubble Picnics at the Magic Tree

Keep cozy while visiting the Magic Tree at the Village of Cherry Hill this year—no coats, scarves or mittens required. Heated bubble tents are now available through CoMo Picnics Dec. 1-24, on Thursdays through Sundays. The picnics bookings begin at 3:45 p.m., and they include an hour and a half reservation. While enjoying the Magic […]

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Serenity Valley Winery Holds Doe Camp This Saturday

Does go camping this Saturday at Serenity Valley Winery. From 2-5 p.m., the winery will have vendors, live music, pizza, wine and other options, including non-alcoholic beverages. Treat yourself with a drink while perusing the vendors and shopping for the holidays! You can find out more information about the event on their Facebook page.

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Painted Owl Gift Boutique Brings Handmade Creations

If you hear hooting from north Columbia, it is probably Painted Owl Boutique, LLC which opened on Oct. 21. The business is located at 6050 Brown Station Road, suite E and offers handmade creations just in time for the holidays. The boutique has been a passion project for owner Katie Wulff. “We knew that this […]

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The Loop Holiday Maker Market Returns for a Year of Crafty Creations

Jump on your holiday shopping list early this season with The Loop Holiday Maker Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Shop for your loves ones with your favorite artisans, makers, cooks and crafters. The market will include cookie decorating, maker space tours, food vendors and more for a day of solo shopping or […]

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Pierpont General Stores Hosts First Chili Cook-Off

A first of its kind sizzling showdown is coming to Pierpont General Store on Sunday as they host their first chili cook-off. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., anyone is welcome to attend, taste chili and talk with the chefs themselves. The spots for entrants are limited and require a $10 fee. Judging will be […]

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Adventurers 4-H Club Hosts Night Sky Event Tonight

Tonight at Norma Sutherland Smith Park, the Adventurers 4-H club hosts Night Sky, an event highlighting outdoor night wonders. The Central MO Astronomical Association will provide telescopes and night sky talks. This event will also include a guided flashlight hike for those looking to learn more about nocturnal wildlife in the region. They request that […]

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Hop Into The District for the Annual Holiday Shop Hop Event

Celebrate the start of the holiday season in The District for the annual Holiday Shop Hop Event. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, enjoy special offers from your downtown retailers and get complimentary refreshments to enjoy along the way. Once you’ve shopped, head to Commerce Bank at 7 p.m. for the premiere of The […]

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Bertha’s Beans Cat Cafe Celebrates Soft Opening

For cat lovers and future owners alike, the wait is over for a new local cat café! Bertha’s Beans Cat Café celebrates their soft opening today through Monday. The business renovated the space over a three-month timeframe from the previous business, Papa’s Cat Café. This weekend, community members can walk in as Bertha’s is still […]

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Runners Preparing for the Bear Creek Half Marathon

A fan-favorite mid-Missouri race is returning on the Bear Creek Trail in Columbia this weekend. Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, runners will take part in The Bear Creek Half Marathon. The 13.1-mile race starts and finishes at Albert-Oakland Park, at 1900 Blue Ridge Road. Runners must register before the race for $65. Participants can pick up […]

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Celebrate Halloween in The District

Join the spooktacular fun at Halloweenie in The District, Columbia’s biggest family-friendly trick-or-treating event. From 4-6 p.m. Friday, The District businesses will hand out candy (or until they run out). So, bring your little ghouls and goblins to trick or treat, shop local and even meet Rexy and Luna Blue from Show-Me Dinosaurs at various […]

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Crawl Through Columbia During the Zombie Pub-ocalypse

Let out your inner zombie to close the week at the Zombie Pub Crawl 2023. Starting at 6 p.m. Friday and running until bars close, join in for the creepiest crawl in Columbia. A $10 wristband will get you free entry and the option to try exclusive drink/food specials at more than 15 participating bars. […]