August 2022

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The Grind Coffee House Officially Opens on Mizzou’s Campus

The Grind Coffee House has officially opened a new location on Mizzou’s campus. The Grind opened its doors at 7 a.m. Thursday inside the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. The Missouri School of Journalism posted on Facebook on July 29 , saying The Grind was taking over the former J Café. With the addition of this […]

Annual Cycling Swap Meet to Ride Into Town

The Walt’s Annual Cycling & Outdoor Gear Swap Meet is back. The fall swap meet is set to take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Walt’s Bike Shop, 1217 Rogers St. in Columbia. Walt’s Bike Shops asks you to bring your used outdoor, cycling or fitness equipment prepared with a price tag. Before attending, […]


Cars & Coffee Event Set For This Weekend

Car and caffeine enthusiasts have the perfect opportunity to combine the two at an early morning event this weekend. Cars & Coffee is set for 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Joe Machens Toyota, 1180 Vandiver Drive in Columbia. Anyone is welcome to attend the event. Multiple food trucks will be there, including 12 Baskets Kitchen and […]

Skylark to Celebrate its Fourth Birthday

This weekend, Syklark Bookshop is celebrating four years of business.  From 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday,  Skylark is thanking the community for its support over the years by giving away free books to all customers that purchase something. There also will be local authors at the birthday party available to sign and talk about their books, […]

MU Graduate Professional Council to Welcome Back Students

Returning to campus means it’s time for a welcome home party. From 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Logboat Brewing Co., join the University of Missouri Graduate Professional Council to welcome all new and returning graduate and professional students to campus. The GPC welcome party is available to anyone at no cost. For more information, visit GPC’s event […]

FearFest Auditions To Haunt Your Weekend

What’s better than bringing a little bit of spooky season into summer? This weekend, people are welcome to audition for the FearFest Haunted House set for this fall. Day one of auditions are set for 5-8 p.m.Saturday at the FeatFest Haunted House on Highway 40. Just bring your best scary persona and October availability. Day […]

Love Coffee Plans Crawfish Boil

Love Coffee is hosting its first Crawfish Boil on Saturday. From 4-9 p.m. at the Tiger Hotel on Eighth Street, people will be able to gather for magical music, fantastic food and lots of surprises. Besides crawfish, a la carte food truck items also will be available including chicken fingers, pulled pork, fries, crawfish popcorn, […]

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Apple Picking to Pick Up In September

In September, people will have a chance to enjoy apple picking with friends and family at Huffstutter Apple Orchard, located at 2621 State Route P. The apple picking will take place from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 11 hosted by Samantha Hudson and Scout Troop 4. Any apples that do not get taken home will be donated […]

Slim Chickens Columbia Celebrates National Waffle Day

Slim Chickens in Columbia is officially celebrating National Waffle Day with chicken and waffles. On Wednesday, the famous recipe for their chicken and waffles, consisting of buttermilk waffles and hand-battered fresh chicken breast tenders, topped with butter and premium Log Cabin syrup, will be sold for $5.99. Slim Chickens’ chicken and waffles can be ordered […]

Big Muddy Boat Ride Series Sails Into Town

On Saturday, join Columbia Parks & Recreation for a two-hour interactive experience to learn all about the Missouri River, including what mysteries it holds. All children must be accompanied by an adult. To participate you must pre-register by calling Columbia Parks & Recreation and requesting seats or clicking this link and filling out a search form. The […]

New Exhibit Opens To The Public

The State Historical Society of Missouri, in collaboration with the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, is inviting the public to view a new exhibit now through Nov. 5. The new exhibit, Mr. Pruitt’s Possum Town: Trouble and Resilience in the American South, is a free exhibit sponsored by the National Endowment […]

Logboat to Host Pop-Up Art Tent

This weekend, David Coil with Coil Construction will be collaborating with local artist Michael Marcum to work on creating artful doors, using unique materials from area construction sites. From 1-6 p.m. Saturday at Logboat Brewing Co., anyone is welcome to watch the pair work as they create art using pieces of local architecture. People are […]

Open Mic Night Set For Friday

This week, bring your dancing shoes, your favorite instrument and your best vocals to an open mic night! Hosted by Love Coffee, doors will open at 6 p.m. Friday at the shop at 15 Business Loop 70 E.,  with music starting at 7 p.m. People will have a chance to show off their skills, enjoy […]

Tiger Nutrition Reopens Under New Ownership

A nutritious Columbia favorite has reopened its doors, with a new look and new owners. Tiger Nutrition held a grand reopening late last month with new owners Kristina and James Weston. You might recognize the shop by its new bright blue door, located at 47 E. Broadway, suite B. Kristina Weston also has incorporated new items […]

Previous Katfish Katy’s Owners Open New Café

After reopening Katfish Katy’s back in April 2021, then having to close the doors early this year, the mother and son duo are back, this time with a café. Vanessa Leitza and her son, Jake, opened The Old Neighborhood Café on July 27 after cleaning up the space near Cherry Hill, located at 2011 Corona […]

‘Stranger Things’ Dance Party To Turn Your Night Upside Down

This Friday, turn your plans upside down at The Upside Down Get Down: A Stranger Things Dance Party at 9 p.m. at The Blue Note. DJ Requiem will be playing ’80s jams to recreate Hawkins in 1984, as seen. on the Netflix original series “Stranger Things.” General admission tickets are $7 and tables are $10. For more […]

I-70 Showdown Car Show Drives Into Town

KC Showdown Promotions is hosting a car show on the Business Loop in Columbia in an effort to bring Kansas City and St. Louis car enthusiasts together in mid-Missouri. The show is from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday with awards set for 6 p.m., all at 1615 Business Loop 70 W. The event is open to […]

Construction Begins on New CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen

Construction on the new CoMo Cooks shared kitchen has officially started. The kitchen has been temporarily located on Walnut Street while the permanent location gets built on the Business Loop. The Loop says the new space is a 3200-square-foot street-level space located at 14 Business Loop 70 E. The expanded kitchen will have several cooking […]

Mizzou Rec Outdoor Facility to Replace Truman Pond

Students and community members who enjoy the Mizzou Rec Complex are preparing for a new outdoor fitness space to take over Truman Pond. In July, Mizzou Rec announced the new outdoor facility, saying there were many maintenance issues with Truman Pond. Another factor was the desire to have something that could be open to members […]