COLUMBIA— This weekend is packed with events, and the weekend forecast reveals an increasing chance of rain as the weekend goes on.
- Saturday: High of 76, low of 62, with 90 percent chance of precipitation.
- Sunday: High of 75, low of 50, with 60 percent chance of storms and strong winds.
What: Black and Gold spring game, which marks the end of spring practice.
Where: Faurot Field
When: Saturday: Fan Zone opens at 11:30 a.m. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
Cost: Tickets go on sale at 10:30 a.m. Admission is $3 or three canned goods to benefit the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.
Extra Info: Before the game, a Fan Zone will be open with interactive games and activities, including photos with Truman the Tiger, and will continue until kickoff.
What: A three-game series against Texas Tech.
Where: University Field
When: Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at noon
What: City-wide trash pickup
Where: Equipment pickup is at Rock Quarry House at Rock Quarry Park, located at 2002 Grindstone Parkway. Volunteers or volunteer groups are assigned a location for trash pickup when they pick up their supplies.
When: Supply pickup is from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers have been asked to begin trash pickup no later than 10 a.m.
If you go: Register in advance to be assigned a pickup location and supplies. Supplies provided include trash bags, gloves and safety vests if needed.
Where: The course is around the MU campus, beginning at the MU Student Center
When: Saturday: Check-in and T-shirt pickup begins at 7 a.m. The 5K begins at 9 a.m.
Cost: $15 if registered by Friday; $20 for day-of registration
What: Elementary and middle school-aged children can build LEGO robots with different types of sensors and then program them to accomplish a task. It is designed to spark interest in science and engineering, according to the MU Computational Neurobiology Center. Groups can register prior to the event.
Where: Engineering Building West at MU
When: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Bleu Restaurant, at 811 E. Walnut St.
When: Saturday at 5 p.m.
Cost: The event is free. Donations are welcome. A portion of the proceeds from drinks bought at Shot Bar from noon to 1o p.m. will be donated to the event as well.
What: A collection of 10 speakers from the Columbia community are each giving a talk on an "idea worth sharing." The theme for the independent MU event is "Collaboration through Innovation."
Where: Tickets are sold out to the event in the Fred W. Smith Forum in MU's Reynolds Journalism Institute, but there will also be live-streaming watch parties at The Shack, located in the MU Student Center; the Museao Building, located at 3500 Buttonwood Drive; and at the Daniel Boone City Building, located at 701 E. Broadway.
When: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
What: 5K to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri
When: Saturday: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; the 5K begins at 9 a.m.
Cost: $35 entry fee (T-shirt and gift bag included)
What: Friends of Rock Bridge State Park is hosting a dedication ceremony for a memorial boulder to Lew Stoerker, a key figure in acquiring land for the park.
Where: Devil's Icebox trailhead at Rock Bridge State Park
When: Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Extra info: Refreshments will be offered following the ceremony at the Rock Bridge Mills Shelter.
Where: Thespian Hall, located at 522 Main St., Boonville
When: Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.
Cost: $22 per evening; $39 for both nights