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2018 Art in the Park

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2018 Art in the Park

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The 2018 Art in the Park festival celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. The event took place in Stephens Lake Park and featured artwork by local and national artists, live music, food vendors and a children's act...

Historic Disc Golfer Selects Columbia, MO, to Play 1000th Disc Golf Course

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Historic Disc Golfer Selects Columbia, MO, to Play 1000th Disc Golf Course

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On April 29, 2018, Wisconsin native Mike Harrington selected Harmony Bends Disc Golf Course in Columbia, MO, to play his 1000th disc golf course. Only 14 other players have achieved this in the entire world. The City ...

Judo

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Judo

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Sensei Chris Heitmann loves teaching judo to people of all ages. In this video he describes his passion for the sport, his teaching philosophy, and why anyone can participate. Heitmann says, "I teach judo because it's...

2018 Roc7K Trail Run

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2018 Roc7K Trail Run

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The fifth annual Rhett's Outdoor Challenge Roc7K Trail Run was held at Cosmo Park Saturday, January 27, 2018.

Parks Spotlight: American Legion Archery Range

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Parks Spotlight: American Legion Archery Range

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City of Columbia Senior Parks Planner Toney Lowery talks about the recently renovated archery range at American Legion Park at 602 Legion Lane in Columbia. For more information about the archery range visit https://ww...

40th Annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show (2017)

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40th Annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show (2017)

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Mark your calendars! The Heritage Festival and Craft Show is this weekend Sept. 16 & 17 from 10 am to 5 pm. Live entertainment, education, shopping, and dining come together at historic Nifong Park for two days p...

3M Monarch Butterfly Habitat Restoration Project

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3M Monarch Butterfly Habitat Restoration Project

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In response to the drastic reduction in population of monarch butterflies, and to support other pollinator populations as well, the City of Columbia with the support of 3M, Missouri Department of Conservation, and U.S...

New MKT Trail Mural to be Unveiled Aug. 1

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New MKT Trail Mural to be Unveiled Aug. 1

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The Stewart Road Underpass along the MKT Trail just got a little brighter. Join us on Tuesday, August 1, at 5 p.m. for the public unveiling of the Stewart Road Mural, "Make a Brighter Future," painted by young and eme...

Koryo Gumdo: “The Way of the Sword”

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Koryo Gumdo: “The Way of the Sword”

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Defined as the way of the Korean sword, Koryo Gumdo is similar to Japanese Kendo. Koryo Gumdo is a beautiful martial art involving the use of the long sword, the same one used by the ancient Samurai and Hwarang warrio...

Play It Safe in the Water

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Play It Safe in the Water

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The Columbia, Missouri Fire Department wants you to be careful in and around water this summer by following these safety tips.