Weekend Highlights – Feb 2-4, 2018

 All Ages, Art, Festivals, Movies & Shows, Music  Comments Off on Weekend Highlights – Feb 2-4, 2018
Feb 022018
 

A full weekend in store, including art, music, and True/False-related events! See highlights below, and check the calendar on the right for details and more events.

First Friday, Columbia MO - February 2018The next First Friday is happening tonight from 6-9 pm in the North Village Arts District (downtown—Walnut street from College to 9th and north to Rogers). Venues with details are listed in the calendar notes. Check out all the art and other fun!

Participants include

• Artlandish Gallery (1019 E Walnut St): Artlandish First Friday Love Fest – Live Music: Pippa and the Strawmen, Keith Fletcher. Enjoy a lively artists market with over 45 booths of handmade goodness.
• Resident Arts (1023 E Walnut St # 3, entrance in alley between Orr St & 10th St): Reception for Finding Clarity: Through a unique partnership between Clarity Float Spa and Resident Arts, 12 artists held residency at Clarity Float Spa over 12 months and made work about their experiences. Refreshments provided.
• Sager Braudis Gallery (1025 E Walnut St): See the work of February Exhibit artists Kait Arndt, Craig Albright, Nick Pena, Joel Sager, and Patti Shanks. Chat with the artists, view their work, and enjoy a drink courtesy N.H. Scheppers Distributing Company and Les Bourgeois Vineyards.
• Talking Horse Productions (210 St James St): Colette Brumbaugh Reception – The paintings of local artist Colette Brumbaugh are on display in the lobby gallery. Meet Colette and enjoy refreshments.

No automatic alt text available.Bonus tonight: Check out the Grand Opening of Wheely’s Bicycle Café! Wheely’s will be at the First Friday venue, Orr Street Studios. “Serving up 100% Organic, Great Tasting, Cheap Coffee. While producing little to no emissions!” For the opening, they advertise that the first 100 people get a free coffee, and all coffee will be 50% off. They also offer hot chocolate, tea, and snacks.

Parking: Check out our downtown parking guide for the scoop on parking options downtown. As a quick reference, parking garages are free after 6 pm and street parking is free after 7 pm. There is also a permit parking spaces area bordering the Wabash bus station area that is free after 6 pm.

Continue your art enjoyment with Slow Art Saturday at Sager Braudis Gallery.

True/False Festival events: On Saturday, you can learn more about How to True/False at the Columbia Public Library, and on Sunday, there is the first of three workshops with the T/F Artist-in-Residence, Becca Sullinger, which will be held in Dogwood Artist Workspace.

Also this weekend, look for the next Home Depot kids workshop, Songbird Station has a Feeder & Seed Pairings Workshop, and Natural Grocers has a Quick Class on Apple Cider Vinegar. Despicable Me 3 will be showing at the Armory. Barnes & Noble, in addition to the regular morning storytime, is holding a Harry Potter Book Night on Saturday evening. For music, on Sunday afternoon, you can choose between the Community Drum Circle or three harpists playing at the Columbia Public Library for Tunes at Two.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Thank you for using FreeColumbiaMo.com!
See all the events, and details, by viewing the calendar in the right column.

Share this post using the icons below.


Support FreeColumbiaMo.com by getting your Coupons here!
New feature: Mobile printing is available—now you can print coupons from your phone!

This is an affiliated ad. Accordingly, we may receive compensation—please turn off ad blockers before clicking on links, so that we can get credit. Compensation does not result in increased costs or influence our recommendations, and may even offer you better deals. Any compensation we receive goes to support continuation of FreeColumbiaMo.com. Thank you!

You can also use the button below to make a donation, in any amount, to support the continuation of this service. Thank you!


Basic Car Maintenance for Women – Register now!

 Adult, Education, Workshops  Comments Off on Basic Car Maintenance for Women – Register now!
Aug 252017
 

At the bottom of this post, check out more great deals and freebies!

The Columbia Area Career Center (CACC), with Big O Tires, is offering the free class: Basic Car Maintenance for Women on two dates this fall. This class fills quickly, so if you are interested, we recommend registering as soon as possible. At the time of this posting, openings are still available for both classes. If you know someone who would be interested, share this post using the links below.

Knowledge is Power! Basic Car Maintenance for Women
Instructor: Melanie Coates
This class is directed toward women who would like to learn Basic Car Maintenance, avoid expensive repairs, how to talk to your mechanic, and how to recognize problems with your car before they become big ones. Taking care of one of your most expensive purchases is getting trickier all the time.

  • 11/15/17 W 6-8pm (G993.17F)
  • 12/6/17 W 6-8pm (G993.2.17F)

To register, go to the CACC course catalog. Search for “basic car maintenance” to find the course quickly.

Thank you for using FreeColumbiaMo.com!
See all the events, and details, by viewing the calendar in the right column.

Share this post using the icons below.


Check out lots of great Coupons here!
New feature: Mobile printing is available—now you can print coupons from your phone!

Today only, go to the Gerbes Free Friday Download or Kroger Free Friday Download page, sign into your Plus Shopper’s Card account, and load a digital coupon on your Card for one free Annie’s Natural Macaroni and Cheese, any variety (5.25-6 oz). The coupon must be downloaded to your card today, then you can redeem through 9/10/2017.

Offer Details
* Available in most stores.
* No purchase necessary.
* Limit one per household.
* Flavors subject to availability by market/location.
* Limit of one coupon per item.
* Digital coupons and paper coupons may not be combined on the purchase of a single item.

If you do not have a Plus Shopper’s Card, pick one up at customer service at your Gerbes/Kroger store. There is a freebie every Friday, fuel savings, digital coupons, and more with the Card. Gerbes logoKroger logo

This is an affiliated ad. Accordingly, we may receive compensation—please turn off ad blockers before clicking on links, so that we can get credit. Compensation does not result in increased costs or influence our recommendations, and may even offer you better deals. Any compensation we receive goes to support continuation of FreeColumbiaMo.com. Thank you!

You can also use the button below to make a donation, in any amount, to support the continuation of this service. Thank you!


Tonight 6pm: Cemetery Walking Tour

 Adult, Education, History, Pre-Teen, Teen, Young Children  Comments Off on Tonight 6pm: Cemetery Walking Tour
May 082017
 

Enjoy the great weather and check out a fun outdoor activity this evening! The Columbia Public Library has been hosting fun and interesting cemetery tours, and the next one will be tonight from 6-7:30 pm. The location for this Cemetery Walking Tour is Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church (5350 E Bonne Femme Church Rd). This event is for all ages, and participants age 12 or younger need to have an adult with them.

Meet at the cemetery for an atmospheric evening walking tour and learn about the history and art of the Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church cemetery, including the customs and symbols. You will also learn about the evolution of American cemeteries. It is recommended that participants wear comfortable shoes. While this event will be canceled if raining, the forecast is for temperatures in the low 80s and mostly sunny. Sunset is at 8:08 pm—after the event is over.

Registration is not required, so just show up and enjoy!

Thank you for using FreeColumbiaMo.com!
See all the events, and details, by viewing the calendar in the right column.

Share this post using the icons below.


Check out all the great Coupons here!
New feature: Mobile printing is available—now you can print coupons from your phone!

on any ONE Newman's Own Organics Salad Dressing on any TWO (2) Seeds of Change Certified Organic Food Products
Any ONE (1) Hellmann's or Best Foods Vegan Sandwich Spread or Organic Mayonnaise (Available in Original and 3 flavors) When you purchase any FOUR (4) Gerber Grabbers™ or Organic Pouches

Save $1 when you purchase any FOUR (4) Gerber Grabbers™ or Organic Pouches
75 cents off Any ONE (1) Hellmann’s or Best Foods Vegan Sandwich Spread or Organic Mayonnaise (Available in Original and 3 flavors)
Save $1 on any ONE Newman’s Own Organics Salad Dressing
Save $1.50 on any TWO (2) Seeds of Change Certified Organic Food Products

This is an affiliated ad. Accordingly, we may receive compensation—please turn off ad blockers before clicking on links, so that we can get credit. Compensation does not result in increased costs or influence our recommendations, and may even offer you better deals. Any compensation we receive goes to support continuation of FreeColumbiaMo.com. Thank you!

You can also use the button below to make a donation, in any amount, to support the continuation of this service. Thank you!


Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Tonight 8pm: See the movie Loving at Mizzou

 Adult, Movies & Shows, Teen  Comments Off on Tonight 8pm: See the movie Loving at Mizzou
Feb 012017
 

LovingDuring the fall and spring semesters, when classes are in session, the University of Missouri (MU) MSA/GPC student films committee offers free movies on Wednesdays. These movies are open to the public, and shown in Wrench Auditorium, which is in Memorial Union South (518 Hitt St). Street parking will be free at this time. Most MU lots and garages nearby are free after 6 pm, but it is a good idea to check the entrance sign to be sure because the restricted times have been changing lately.

Tonight, you can see Loving (2016) [PG-13 (for thematic elements)] [2:03]. Description from RottenTomatoes: From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.

Thank you for using FreeColumbiaMo.com!
See all the events, and details, by viewing the calendar in the right column.

Share this post using the icons below.


Check out all the great Coupons here!
New feature: Mobile printing is available—now you can print coupons from your phone!

coupons

This is an affiliated ad. Accordingly, we may receive compensation—please turn off ad blockers before clicking on links, so that we can get credit. Compensation does not result in increased costs or influence our recommendations, and may even offer you better deals. Any compensation we receive goes to support continuation of FreeColumbiaMo.com. Thank you!

You can also use the button below to make a donation, in any amount, to support the continuation of this service. Thank you!


Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Tomatoes and peppers and salsas, oh my! It’s time for Tomato Fest!

 Adult, Education, Festivals, Food, Infants & Toddlers, Lectures & Seminars, Pre-Teen, Teen, Young Children  Comments Off on Tomatoes and peppers and salsas, oh my! It’s time for Tomato Fest!
Aug 312016
 

Tomato Festival - MU Bradford CenterYou can taste, and rate, tomatoes, tomatillos, sweet peppers, hot peppers, and salsa, and more at the 12th Tomato Festival tomorrow: Thursday, September 1, 2016, 4-7 pm, at the University of Missouri (MU) Bradford Research Center. Allow up to 30 minutes for driving—it is a bit out of town (directions and links below) and it is worth it!

Note: The previous superintendent of Bradford Center retired, so this year the festival is under “new management”. Overall, we expect the festival to remain the same, with a few changes. For instance, there has been no mention of a maze this year. Fewer details are available, and we are looking forward to checking it out!

Tip: Get there as early as you can; there will be lots of people. There is a parking lot by the building, some additional parking areas are arranged in the grass around the building, and cars will also end up parking all along the long driveway. If you go after work, say about 5:30 pm, it is worth driving all the way up to look for open spots closer to the building.

What you can enjoy:

  • Tastings: There will be 250 varieties of tomatoes, peppers, and tomatillos to sample—all grown at Bradford Research Center Farm. Rate them if you like, and if you are curious, see the results from last years’ tastings.
  • More Tasting: In the main building: local chefs and restaurants will bring their salsas and related dishes for everyone to try. In the past, this was also a cook-off contest where visitors voted for their favorites.
  • Kids Corner with games and activities for children, including a big tire full of soybeans and corn to play in and different flavors of Shatto Milk to try. Note: We checked the Shatto milk last year, and some of the milks have artificial ingredients and/or corn syrup. If this matters to you, you may wish to check the ingredients.
  • Presentations on the hour. Talks on growing better tomatoes—titles have not been provided this year.
  • New! Tomato sales
  • Features from previous years (which may, or may not, be available this year):
    • Wine tasting, courtesy of the Missouri Wine Board (age 21+).
    • Tomato and pepper plots open for viewing.

The event is held at the MU Bradford Research Center, 4968 Rangeline Rd, Columbia MO  65201-8973 (573-884-7945) [http://bradford.cafnr.org/].

For most people, the simplest way to get there is to

  • take the AC exit from Highway 63
  • go east on E New Haven Road
  • follow E New Haven Road about 5 miles, until it ends at S Rangeline Road
  • turn right on S Rangeline Rd and go about 1.3 miles to the farm entrance on the right
  • Parking: It is free, but gets crowded. There is a parking lot around the main building; if that is full, people find parking nearby on the grass or along the long driveway to the building.

Thank you for using FreeColumbiaMo.com!
See all the events, and details, by viewing the calendar in the right column.

Let others know about this event by using the social icons below!


Below is an affiliated ad—where we can provide great deals with no extra cost to you. When you use our links (with ad blockers turned off), any compensation we receive supports the continuation of FreeColumbiaMo.com—thank you!

photo: Central Missouri Renaissance Festival

Save 50% on admission to the 11th Central Missouri Renaissance Festival on October 22-23, 2016!

Available for a limited time—Click here for details!

You can also use the button below to make a donation, in any amount, to support the continuation of this service. Thank you!


Save

Save

Save

Advertisment ad adsense adlogger