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  • father and daughter eating ice cream and laughing

    Two Scoops for Me!

    July 06

    Beat the summer heat and indulge in a scoop of something sweet at Sparky’s, touted as Columbia’s most famous dessert joint.

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  • hand holding a red bowling ball

    World Class Bowling

    March 02

    AMF Town and Country Bowling Lanes is the most popular bowling destination in the Columbia area.

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  • vintage robot

    Mystery Science Theater 3000

    February 03

    When Joel Hodgson first created Mystery Science Theater 3000 in 1988, he probably had no idea what a cultural phenomenon the show would become.

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  • underground cave or cavern

    Become One with Nature This Year

    January 06

    Now that the holiday season is officially over, it's time to start making some progress on those new year’s resolutions.

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  • symphony orchestra

    Do You Hear What I Hear?

    December 02

    The holiday season is almost here, and that means that we are all soon to be treated to a steady diet of Christmas music. 

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  • women running in snow in winter

    Trot for Your Turkey

    November 03

    If you close your eyes, you can probably see and smell all of the delicious food that your family will enjoy on Thanksgiving. 

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  • colorful pumpkins

    Fall into Halloween

    October 07

    The heat of summer has finally been replaced by a crisp Autumn cool in Missouri, at least for this week anyway.

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  • retro microphone

    Comedy in Columbia

    September 02

    The CoMo Comedy Club series is dedicated to bringing some of the hottest comedians in the country to Columbia. The shows take place at The Blue Note, just 10 minutes from the Holiday Inn Columbia.

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  • thrift store kitchenware

    Calling All Treasure Hunters

    August 04

    If you enjoy the thrill of searching for unique flea market finds or antique furniture that will complete the look you are going for in your living room, then you will want to visit Midway Antique Mall and Flea Market.

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  • film camera

    A Unique Film Experience

    July 01

    Ragtag Cinema was created to promote media literacy while simultaneously celebrating independent and global films. In fact, their stated mission is to “provide a venue for the best in U.S. independent and international filmmaking.”

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  • mud run

    Don't Go Splat

    June 03

    The Splat! Jr. Obstacle Course and Fun Run is an incredible opportunity to let the kids burn some energy while playing in the mud. All of the fun takes place at Gans Creek Recreation Area which is only about 15 minutes from The Holiday Inn Columbia.

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  • boombox radios

    School's Out for Summer

    May 06

    The month of May is filled with graduations, goodbyes for the summer, and the search for summer jobs. It also means studying for all of those finals before summer break can officially begin.

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  • vintage camera and typewriter

    Experience Literary Genius

    April 01

    Novelist, essayist, and short story author George Saunders was the recipient of the 2006 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship Award, also known as the “Genius Award.”

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  • plays of shakespeare

    Et tu, Brute?

    March 04

    William Shakespeare, the Bard, is known as one of the greatest writers in the history of the English language because he could work in a variety of genres like Tragedy, History, Romance, and Comedy.

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  • mixologist

    A Perfect Pairing

    February 04

    On February 25, Angel’s Envy Whiskey will have an evening of delicious food and smooth whiskey. The Angel’s Envy Whiskey Pairing brings together food from visiting Chef Martin Casey with up to 4 different Angel’s Envy offerings.

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  • children in theater

    Off to Neverland

    January 07

    Everyone knows the story of Peter Pan and his lost boys. We have all grown up loving their adventures as they match wits with the villainous Captain Hook.

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