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.

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.

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.

4. Native Plant Sale

Where: MU Bradford Research and Extension Center
When: April 12, 10 a.m.
People can purchase native plants for their gardens, listen to presentations on pollinators or go on bird watch walks.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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