Highlights for Aug 6-12, 2018. As always, events are regularly added, so check back for more, and details for all of the events are in the notes section of the calendar. Remember, if you need more info, use the links and contact info for the event—sometimes details change before we can catch them.

Mon, Aug 6

3-4 pm (or 6-7 pm): Prehistoric Party for kids ages 5-8 with accompanying adult in the Gene Martin Secret Garden at the Columbia Public Library. Dig up some fun!—and be prepared to get a little dirty. It comes with dirt, dinosaur eggs, fossil crafts and more.

poster for MAA Museium Sketching Group
Tue, Aug 7

10-11:30 am: Get in touch with your creative side with the Museum of Art and Archaeology Sketching Group. The group now meets twice a month—on the first and third Tuesdays. This is a friendly, supportive, low key space to sketch in the museum—“Talent is not required.” They meet in the lobby at Mizzou North, and if you are running late, just head on up to the galleries on the second floor. Bring your own pencil and sketch pad‚ or they have supplies if you need them; and stools are provided.

Wed, Aug 8

8:30-10 am: 1 Million Cups Columbia (1MC) is celebrating their 5th Anniversary. At 8:30 am, doors open with Camacho Coffee and Harold’s Doughnuts while you get settled. Ribbon Cutting is at 8:45 am. Then the program begins at the regular 9 am time. The program includes a keynote talk by Dave Griggs and listening to the top 12 1MC presenters as chosen by online vote. Note: For this event, the location will be the meeting room in the Daniel Boone / City-County Building.

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Thu, Aug 9

2:30-4:30 pm: This week, Monday to Friday at this time, visit the Clovers Natural Market Back to School Week event. Whether or not you are going “back to school”, this is a great opportunity to check out healthy snack and portable lunch ideas—with samples!

Fri, Aug 10

7-9:30 pm: Bats and Caves program at the Devil’s Icebox Trail in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. An opportunity to watch the endangered gray bats fly out of Devil’s Icebox Cave for their mealtime.

Sat, Aug 11

4-6 pm: Art reception for the Access Arts: Building Community Exhibit in the Montminy Gallery at the Walters-Boone Co Historical Museum and Galleries. This exhibit highlights the work of Access Arts’ artists and instructors. If you cannot make this event, the exhibit will be available until Sep 2, 2018.

Note: The Planetarium at Rock Bridge High School is closed for the summer, so no shows today.

Sun, Aug 12

~9 pm-1 am: Karaoke at Eastside Tavern or DJ music and dancing at The Social Room (both age 21+). That said, these events are subject to change—we recommend checking the venues’ respective social media sites to confirm.

Do you know of anything else going on for Sun, Aug 12? Please share any free events (with details) in the comments section below for any day this week, so that everyone can benefit!

Have a wonderful week!

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