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Marion Bridge in Columbia

April: 6-9 | 13-15 | 20-23

Curtain for Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30pm. Sunday matinees are at 2:00pm. The box office opens approximately one hour prior to curtain. The house will open 30 minutes prior to curtain.

When three daughters go home to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia they must confront not only their dying mother, but also each other and the truth behind lives they have come to lead. Secrets and long held resentments emerge as we watch these three very different sisters reconnect for the first time in years. While each sister attempts to sort out the emptiness ruling her daily life, we watch as they pick up the pieces, shatter them again, and then pick them up once more.

What it means to be family is at the heart of this touching story. The ideas of holding onto the vision you had for yourself as well as the vision of what your parents wanted for you is a central theme running throughout the play. These concepts are all the more distressing for the daughters as they begin to finally understand who they are, who each other are, and how they came to be that way.

Marion Bridge is the humorous, irreverent, and moving story by Daniel MacIvor that demonstrates the absolute power of family and how it can heal as much as it harms.

"This moving drama, which tiptoes toward sentimentality without ever reaching it, is the most surprising play that [MacIvor's] ever written. When was the last time you saw a drama about three distinct, complex women that had nothing to do with their relationships with men?"
- New York Times

Learn more: http://www.cectheatre.org/marion-bridge.html

 

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Winter Farmers Market in Columbia

March 11, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Over the past few years, the Columbia Farmers Market has experienced tremendous growth. The weekend customer counts regularly surpassed 3,000, and vendor membership expanded to 80 local farmers, producers, and artisans. The market is deeply involved in the community, regularly hosting musicians, artisans, non-profit groups, educational opportunities, and many other special events. As recent national attention has focused on the many benefits of locally grown food, the future of our farmers market looks brighter, and plans are in the works for a market shelter. Come visit us, and experience the best foods and artisan items that Mid-Missouri has to offer!

Learn more: http://columbiafarmersmarket.org/

 

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Art Walk in Columbia

Feb 3, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A FREE gallery crawl held the first Friday of each month in the North Village Arts District. Come explore the unique venues and enjoy the live music art and entertainment! The first Friday of each month, the North Village Arts District will collectively open its doors, encouraging residents, visitors and tourists to explore and appreciate the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify and energize our community. The North Village Arts District is committed to the cross-pollination of art, audience, entertainment and community. The North Village Arts District encourages their neighboring merchants of all kinds to invest in the development of our district by also opening doors, and participating in this monthly event - a collaborative community effort to awaken locals and visitors alike to the art and energy that is the heart and soul of the North Village Arts District. There will be free entertainment and light refreshments.

Learn more: http://www.northvillageartsdistrict.org/about-first-fridays/

 

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Columbia, Missouri Art District

The North Village Arts District is committed to the cross-pollination of art, audience, entertainment and community. The North Village Arts District encourages their neighboring merchants of all kinds to invest in the development of our district by also opening doors, and participating in this monthly event - a collaborative community effort to awaken locals and visitors alike to the art and energy that is the heart and soul of the North Village Arts District.

The first Friday of each month, the North Village Arts District will collectively open its doors, encouraging residents, visitors and tourists to explore and appreciate the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify and energize our community.

A FREE gallery crawl held the first Friday of each month in the North Village Arts District. Come explore the unique venues and enjoy the live music art and entertainment!

Learn More: http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/events/first-friday-in-the-north-village-arts-district-2016-05-06/

 

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9th Annual South Farm Research Center Showcase

For the ninth year, South Farm Research Center will be hosting the South Farm Showcase on Sept. 26. Admission is free and events are scheduled for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at the center south of Columbia operated by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri.
Exhibits will be set up across South Farm, offering visitors a chance to milk a cow, pet a goat, get face-to-face with reptiles, play with a baby pig, talk with a falconer and watch a parade of horses and mule team. Several educational opportunities also will be around throughout the day for homeowners and landowners from gardening tips to energy-efficient ideas for the home.
Enjoy the lush grass fields managed by staff and students while taking a run around the bases at the turf farm's baseball field or sinking a putt on the golf greens. MU turf specialists also will be on hand to answer questions and offer ways to make your lawn the best in the neighborhood.
Experts from the MU Master Gardener Program also will be available to chat with the public about common plant problems, the right plants for the right spot and any other questions aspiring green thumbs may have. MU forestry specialists also will be on hand demonstrating a log-cutting sawmill and available to answer any arboreal questions.

When: 09/26/2015 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Where: South Farm Research Center: 3600 East New Haven Road Columbia, MO. 65201

Learn More: http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/events/9th-annual-south-farm-research-center-showcase/

 

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Columbia Farmers Market

Experience the taste of mid-Missouri! Fresh vegetables & fruit, meat, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants, artisan items & more. As a producer-only market, everything sold here is offered by the farmers and artisans who help sustain our region. SNAP accepted at all markets. Live music at the ARC market every Saturday!

When:08/01/2015 (8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Learn More: http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/events/columbia-farmers-market-2-2015-08-01/

 

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Boone County Fair in Columbia!

Located a few miles north of the intersection of I-70 and U.S. Highway 63, the Boone County Fair tradition began in 1835. The fair offers a variety of activities and shows to entertain all age groups. Featured attractions include truck and tractor pulls, livestock shows, a demolition derby, talent competition nights, a family-oriented carnival, musical acts, clowns, the Boone County Country Ham Breakfast, Dock Dogs, and more. Admission is inexpensive; most activities are free with ticket to fairgrounds.

When:07/21/2015 - 07/25/2015 (All Day)

Where: Central Missouri Events Center-Home of the Boone County Fair, North Oakland Gravel Road, Columbia, MO

Learn More: http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/events/boone-county-fair-2/

 

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Art in the Park in Columbia

Begun in 1958, Art in the Park is the oldest and largest fine arts festival in mid-Missouri. The festival features more than 100 visual artists from across the US, displaying a variety of media including painting, drawing, photography, pottery, jewelry, fibers, sculpture, wood, and glass. Enjoy engaging hands-on activities, roving magicians and children's entertainment and a creative environment that the whole family will love!

When: June 6th and 7th
All Day

Where: Stephens Lake Park, Columbia, MO

Learn more: http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/events/art-in-the-park/

 

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Columbia Missouri Winter Farmers Market

Experience the taste of mid-Missouri year round! Columbia Farmers Market moves indoors for the winter; every Saturday at Parkade Plaza, 9 a.m.- noon! You will find fresh vegetables & fruit, meat, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants, artisan items & more. As a producer-only market, everything sold here is offered by the farmers and artisans who help sustain our region. Live music, children's activities, prepared food and more. SNAP accepted at all markets. Closed 11/29 & 12/27.

02/07/2015 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Learn more: http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/events/winter-farmers-market-2015-02-07/

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Lucky’s Game Day Brunch in Columbia

The Tigers are playing today, so we've planned a party on the patio with all proceeds benefiting our hardworking neighbors at MEDZOU. Our team will be serving up breakfast tacos, fresh-cut fruit, Bloody Marys and mimosas. For more information, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). MEDZOU is also coordinating an Official Lawn Game Tournament. To register, please e-mail Jessica at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Where: Lucky's Market
South Providence Road
Columbia, MO

When: 09/13/2014 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Learn more at: http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/events/luckys-game-day-brunch/

 

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