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Monday 18 July

Southern Boone County Library offers story time for children ages 3 to 5 in its meeting room at 9:30 am and 10:30 am. Registration is required.

Author Aaron Fox will read aloud his new book, which tells the story of Truman the tiger, who searches far and wide for his roar and eventually becomes MU’s mascot. There will also be handicrafts and gifts. Children ages 4 and older are invited to the Callaway County Public Library from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

This adults-only event will undergo gun safety training to prevent and raise awareness of suicide. It takes place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Friends Room at the Columbia Public Library.

The Columbia City Council meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

Tuesday 19 July

The Boone County Fair begins at 9 a.m. at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $10 Tuesday through Friday, $15 Saturday, and children under 6 are free. Activities include face painting, a beer garden, the Royal Legacy Circus and the gates to the carnival open at 4pm. The fair lasts until Saturday. Check out the full calendar of events.

From 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the Columbia Public Library is hosting free eye tests for children 6 months and older. Results are reported immediately.

The Missouri State Museum will host an event via Zoom from 1-2 p.m. to talk about Vincent Price, the renowned actor, art collector and foodie.

Create an octopus and its home to keep in your special place. This event is for children aged 7 to 12 and registration is required. This event has two sessions: one at 2:00 p.m. and another at 6:00 p.m

Cool off with ice and air conditioning. The Boone County Missouri Retired Teachers Association & School Staff is hosting their third annual Ice Cream Social from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at The Rock Quarry, 2002 Grindstone Parkway. The association encourages new Boone County public school retirees, prospective members, and current members to participate. No RSVP or registration required.

This class takes you through the basics of painting with acrylics from 6-8 p.m. at the Southern Boone County Public Library. Adults and youth of all skill levels are welcome. Registration is required.

The Fulton Stream Team will teach and teach children, teens and school-age adults from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Veterans Park, Ingle Pavilion about marine life and waterway care.

Wednesday July 20th

If you are looking for work, visit this job fair. Bring your resume and look for jobs at places like Job Point, Boone Health, Lutheran Senior Services, and others. This event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Columbia Public Library.

Holts Summit Public Library invites families with children from birth to age 5 to share song, story and movement.

Learn ways to be both happy and healthy. Food trucks, arts activities, hands-on learning and more will be offered at the MU Health Care Pavilion from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The farmers market is open from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m

Need help finding your family history? Visit the Columbia Public Library between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to get your questions answered.

Thursday 21st July

Children from birth to 5 years old have the opportunity to build and test their own boat. There are three sessions, one at 9:30 a.m., another at 11:00 a.m. and a final one at 6:00 p.m. at the Columbia Public Library.

This class takes you through the basics of painting with acrylics from 6-8 p.m. at the Southern Boone County Public Library. Adults and youth of all skill levels are welcome. Registration is required.

In this Cooking by the Book session, you’ll learn how to source quality fish for your kitchen and how to make salmon burgers and tuna bowls with peanut sauce. Register for a Zoom link to this 7-8pm event

Friday 22 July

Children ages 8 and older are welcome at the Callaway County Public Library to create their own sea creature. This will be from 2pm to 3:30pm. All materials are provided.

The Boone County Fair starts at 9 a.m. Tickets are $10 on Friday, and children under 6 are free. Activities include face painting, a beer garden, the Royal Legacy Circus and the gates to the carnival open at 4pm

Saturday 23rd July

The annual ham breakfast is held at 8:00 am at the Boone County Fairgrounds. The 40 best hams, determined by judges in the ham show, will be auctioned off after breakfast.

Shop from local farmers at Columbia’s weekly Farmers’ Market from 8am to 12pm in the MU Health Care Pavilion.

The Columbia Public Library hosts the Missouri Connections for Health for a discussion on Medicaid. From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Friends Room, find out who’s eligible, what’s on offer, and more.

Food trucks and several home brewers will be in attendance at the Capital Region MU Health Care Amphitheater in Jefferson City beginning at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the box office.

Sunday 24th July

Jacob Gapsch will be in the Rose Music Hall at 7:00 p.m. with special guest Stone House. Tickets cost $6.

Find your inner peace and leave the chaotic outside world behind with Inner Space Explorers’ open-ended meditation from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the School of Metaphysics.

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