October 23, 2012
The Dance Outside the Box program teaches ballet and other kinds of dance to children with fewer resources. The classes meet at the Missouri Contemporary Ballet studio on Thursday nights.
Art for Autism exhibit in Perlow-Stevens Gallery features work by patients of the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
October 22, 2012
Seniors on the Columbia College soccer team practiced for their final season Monday at R. Marvin Owens Soccer Stadium.
Bike polo players practice Oct. 7 at Cosmopolitan Park.
Lily Chan volunteers at the Interfaith Garden at Congregation Beth Shalom. Chan leads other volunteers in maintaining the garden, from pulling weeds to putting in mulch. The food from the garden is donated to local food banks.
Angie Schlotzhauer makes jewelry in her home studio and sells most of them to Poppy Arts Fine Craft Gallery in downtown Columbia.
October 20, 2012
The Missouri swim and dive team won at a meet on Saturday against Missouri State University.
The eighth annual Warm Up Columbia event organized by the Voluntary Action Center provided warm items to low-income families, the elderly and disabled individuals.
October 19, 2012
The Citizen Jane Film Festival will take place this weekend from Oct. 19 through Oct. 21. Films will be shown at multiple locations such as Ragtag Cinema, Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, The Bridge, The Warehouse Theatre and Windsor Auditorium at Stephens College. This year's festival has an end of the world theme.
The after-school program, GradeA!, provides enrichment activities and works to instill leadership in Columbia youth. The program runs during the fall and spring for students from kindergarten to college.
The Hickman football team practices drills Wednesday at Hickman High School in preparation for its game against Rockhurst High School on Friday.
October 17, 2012
Rock Bridge High School beat Hickman High School in volleyball Wednesday night at Columbia College.
Wednesday brought rain and 60 degree temperatures to Columbia.
Farah Nieuwenhuizen, a former art teacher at Hickman High School, is now one of four coordinators of the Fall into Art festival, which is set for Saturday and Sunday at the Parkade Center.
Puppies with Purpose is a new organization that is drawing on students and community members to raise puppies for CHAMP Assistance Dogs in St. Louis.
October 16, 2012
The Hickman High School soccer team fell to Helias High School 2-1 in a last-minute loss Tuesday at Hickman.
The Artful Bra Contest featured 70 bras Tuesday at the silent auction. Money raised from the event will go toward patient care and mammographies at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.
October 15, 2012
First-grade students at Benton Elementary School learn basic shapes during a drawing activity in Katie Mayabb's art class Oct. 4. The class is part of Benton's STEM curriculum that teaches kids about science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on activities.
Students, staff and Columbia residents gathered at the Hearnes Center for the 27th annual Homecoming Blood Drive, hosted by MU and the American Red Cross. The blood drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily through Thursday.
Taxidermists are entering their busy season as wildlife hunting seasons kick off.