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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...

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.

Cosmo Corner at Nifong Park

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Cosmo Corner at Nifong Park

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Cosmo Corner, the new addition in Columbia, Missouri's Nifong Park, offers something for the entire family, including the perfect fishing spot, playground and reservable shelter.

Dance, Cheer & Tumbling Spotlight

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Dance, Cheer & Tumbling Spotlight

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Looking to get moving this summer? Join us as we sit down with Carrie Burns, a dance instructor for the Columbia Parks and Recreation, for a quick introduction to the many opportunities to learn ballet, jazz, country ...

Tending Our Trees

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Tending Our Trees

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In line with the "operational excellence" component of the city's strategic plan, Columbia Parks and Recreation sent three horticultural specialists to Kansas City to participate in a Tree Risk Assessment Qualificatio...

Undercover Art: The Locust Mural Project

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Undercover Art: The Locust Mural Project

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More than a dozen Career Awareness Related Experience (C.A.R.E.) students spent their summer painting the Locust Street tunnel at Columbia, Missouri's Flat Branch Park with local artist, Madeleine LeMieux.