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10 things you can't miss this weekend

Friday, April 11, 2014 | 8:19 p.m. CDT; updated 8:31 p.m. CDT, Friday, April 11, 2014

1. Mid-Missouri Home and Lifestyle Expo

Where: Central Missouri Events Center
When: April 11 until 8 p.m., April 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 13, noon to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free, $15 for hot air balloon rides
Details: This expo offers people ideas on how to rework their homes, including vendors, experts and displays. This year, the expo offers hot air balloon rides for $15.
Website: columbiahba.com/expo/#&panel1-7

2. Cleanup Columbia

Where: Rock Quarry Park
When: April 12, 7:30 a.m.
Cost: Free
Details: The city is asking for volunteers to help clean up Rock Quarry Park. Officials will provide necessary supplies and a “thank you” picnic afterward.
Website: gocolumbiamo.com/Volunteer/Opportunities/clean-up_columbia.php

3. Float Your Boat for the Food Bank

Where: Bass Pro Shops Lake
When: April 12, 10 a.m.
Cost: Free to watch
Details: This event includes games and a competition between homemade cardboard boats. The food bank encourages donations of canned food.
Website: floatforthefoodbank.org

4. Native Plant Sale

Where: MU Bradford Research and Extension Center
When: April 12, 10 a.m.
Cost:
Free
Details:
People can purchase native plants for their gardens, listen to presentations on pollinators or go on bird watch walks.
Website: aes.missouri.edu/bradford/events/native-plants.php

5. The Shire of Standing Stones’s Martyrdom of Rhianwen

Where: Rock Quarry Park
When: April 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $5 for adults, $2 for youths
Details: The Shire of Standing Stones, a reenactment group, will bring a taste of a renaissance festival to Columbia. When a member, such as Rhianwen, has been virtuous for a long time, he or she receives a celebration involving full-contact, non-choreographed fighting all day.
Website: calendar.calontir.org/events/martydom-of-rhianwen.php

6. Color Dash 5K

Where: Stephens Lake Park
When: April 12, 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $50 day of race
Details: The Color Dash gives racers a chance to sweat in a 5K, end up covered in color and support the Central Missouri Humane Society all at once.
Website: thecolordash5k.com/columbia-mo.html

7. Silent Film/Silent Art Auction

Where: Missouri Theatre
When: April 12, 2 p.m.
Cost: $9 for adults, $6 for ages 5 to 17, free for 4 and under
Details: This fundraiser will raise money for the Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School. The Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra will provide the score for the Buster Keaton films.
Website: leeartspta.org/events/sfsa/

8. Zumbathon Dancing for a Cause

Where: Fairview United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
When: April 12, 2 to 4 p.m.
Cost: $5
Details: This two-hour event will support the free tutoring program at St. Luke United Methodist Church.

9. Cirque Du Rainbow House Masquerade Ball

Where: Stoney Creek Inn
When: April 12, 7 p.m.
Cost: $85
Details: This swanky ball lets philanthropists support Rainbow House, an organization that serves abused and neglected children.
Website: rainbowhousecolumbia.org/events/masqueradeball.html

10. “Stephens Sings” Spring Choral Concert

Where: Historic Senior Hall, Stephens College campus
When: April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Details: The Stephens Musical Theater Choir and the Velvetones choir will celebrate spring with classical musical theater songs and vocal jazz.
Website: ww1.stephens.edu/news/stephensevents/performingarts/event_detail.php?id=2438


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