Happy Arbor Day!

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Apr 012016
 

http://i1.wp.com/www.arborday.org/media/graphics/highres_new/familyPlantDeciduous.jpg?resize=251%2C200Arbor Day in Missouri is today—the first Friday in April. Our state tree is the Flowering Dogwood, and if you would like to know more about Arbor Day or Arbor Day in Missouri, click on the image or above link.

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Tomorrow, Sat Apr 2, starting at 8 am, the City of Columbia will host its annual Arbor Day Tree Giveaway in the parking lot of the ARC (Activity and Recreation Center, 1701 W Ash St). Nearly 1,000 bare-root seedlings will be given away until all the trees are gone. Tip: Get there early if you want a tree!

On Sat Apr 23, from 10 am to 12:30 pm, the Columbia Public Library will host Plant a Tree for Arbor Day. In the Friends Room, pick up a free seedling from the Missouri Department of Conservation, then get tips on planting it from horticulturalist Alan Helland.

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Tue Mar 15: Election and Tornado Drill

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Mar 142016
 

First of all, remember to vote on Tuesday! This election includes the Presidential Primary and Columbia rollcart issue. If you need to check the issues and/or where to vote, check the Boone County Clerk site: https://www.showmeboone.com/clerk/. Note: There is also a Municipal Election scheduled for April 5, 2016.

Also on Tuesday, the State of Missouri will be conducting a Statewide Tornado Drill at 1:30 pm, which means the outdoor warning sirens will sound at that time. While schools are likely to participate, polling places will not—just continue with voting if you are at the polls.

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Happy New Year! Start Things Right With First Friday! Art, Music, and More!

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Jan 012016
 

First FridayJanuary is happening tonight from 6-9 pm in the North Village Arts District (downtown—Walnut street from College to 9th and north to Rogers). Check out all the art and other fun!

January Participating Businesses and Activities include:

  • Dogmaster Distillery
  • Artlandish Gallery – Over 50 Artists works and live music inside Christar, Bluesman Johnny Fox, Anna Soulstice Duff and singer songwriter David Dearnley.
  • Sager Braudis Gallery – Reception for the 2016 Winter Exhibit, including Bowring, Mark Grundy, Joe Marshall, Oscar Mejia, Metra Mitchell, and Joel Sager. Sponsored by True Media. The gallery will be serving wine from Les Bourgeois Vineyards, beer from N.H. Scheppers Distributing Company, and delicious hors d’oeuvres from Happy Food Cookbook, Happy Food Catering, Happie Yoga.
  • Orr Street Studios – Opening reception of David Spear’s exhibit “Temporal Auxilaries”. They will be serving mimosas and featuring live music from BitterRoot.

As part of the national trend, First Friday (FF) is a free art crawl in the North Village Arts District (NVAD) on the first Friday of each month, usually occurring from 6 pm to 9 pm. Galleries, shops, and business will be open with music, art demonstrations, children’s activities, refreshments, and much more. The North Village Arts District has loose borders from north to south, are Rogers Street to the alley south of Walnut Street and east to west, College Avenue to 9th Street. Each First Friday will be different, depending on time of year, and other activities happening in the downtown area. A map/guide postcard will be available at the venues. First Fridays are free and open to the public. First Friday in Columbia, an offshoot of Artlandish Gallery’s First Friday event, began in December 2014.

Parking: Check out our new 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.

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Tonight 6-8pm: First Friday and Living Windows in The District! Art, Music and More!

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Dec 042015
 

Tonight in downtown Columbia, both First Friday and Living Windows will be happening from 6-8 pm!

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.

The Living Windows event will be happening throughout the downtown area, from 6-8 pm. Check out living mannequins and performances in store windows. Some venues will have musical performances, and even hot beverages!

As part of the national trend, First Friday (FF) is a free art crawl in the North Village Arts District (NVAD) on the first Friday of each month, usually occurring from 6 pm to 9 pm (and until 8 pm this month). Galleries, shops, and business will be open with music, art demonstrations, children’s activities, refreshments, and much more. The North Village Arts District has loose borders from north to south, are Rogers Street to the alley south of Walnut Street and east to west, College Avenue to 9th Street. Each First Friday will be different, depending on time of year, and other activities happening in the downtown area. A map/guide postcard will be available at the venues. First Fridays are free and open to the public. First Friday in Columbia, an offshoot of Artlandish Gallery’s First Friday event, started one year ago, in December 2014—Happy one-year anniversary!

December  Participating Businesses and Activities:
[Note: Bar and restaurant venues may not be free.]

  • Talking Horse Productions- featuring the art of John Northrup in our gallery and celebrating with a reception at 6:00pm. At 7:30, we will be featuring a performance of our fall children’s touring show, “Going Poe Style: The Adventure Stories of Edgar Allan Poe” in the theater. It will be a “pay-what-you-can” event!
  • Rose Music Hall – HAPPY HOUR 5-7pm
    live music Dave & Dyno with The Roadkill Orchestra
    AFTERPARTY!- 9pm Split Lip Rayfield with The Kay Brothers
  • Artlandish Gallery – Over 50 Artists works. Plus The Holiday Get Down! A Living Windows Display. Live Music by: Anna Duff, David Dearnley & Johnny Fox.
  • Missouri Contemporary Ballet
  • Sager Braudis Gallery
  • Orr Street Studios – Opening Reception for the Orr Street Artists Guild Exhibit. Music by Paul Frotsch, Beer by Bur Oak Brewing Company, Wine by Arcadian Moon and Miami Bites Food truck out front!
  • Resident Arts Orr Street Studios
  • Yoga Sol- Kirtan, Sing, Chant, move. Kirtan Chanting starts at 7:00 p.m. Relaxing, soulful way to start out the night.- 7-8 pm
  • North Village Recording: For December’s First Friday, we will be hosting a listening party for STEDDY P.’s new album Picture Perfect Broken Home! Steddy will actually be in town on tour at The Social Room that night, so it’s a perfect occasion! We recorded, mixed, mastered and played a role in the executive production of the album as well. Come by from 6-9 and enjoy complimentary snacks and refreshments and listen to the new album front-to-back, straight from the digital master!
  • DogMaster Distillery
  • Dogwood Studio workspace exhibits art work by Nancy Declue
  • Fretboard Coffee live music
  • The Center Project
  • Root Cellar
  • Lo & Behold
  • The Bridge – Afterparty! 9:30
  • Café Berlin

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There’s an MU football game tonight—how do I avoid the traffic?!

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Nov 052015
 

Mississippi State - Thursday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m.Tonight is a special University of Missouri football game, to be aired on ESPN, with kickoff at 8 pm. Public gates open at 6:30 pm.

Therefore, you may be interested in knowing relevant traffic considerations:

  • CoMo Connect buses will run free all day on November 5. [From 6 pm, there will also be special game day shuttles—$1.50 each way.]
  • Mick Deaver Memorial Drive will close at 4 pm.
  • There is an artist talk at 5 pm in the MU Student Center (see Calendar for details). The parking garages on that side of campus, and some of the surface lots are free at 5 pm, although be prepared to compete with football traffic in these areas.

Downtown and campus areas will have high traffic this afternoon and tonight, so you may want to avoid those areas if you do not need to go there.

Have a great day!

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