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Serving the Jefferson City community for the past twenty years, El Puente Hispanic Ministries remains dedicated to their mission despite the coronavirus pandemic. As the holiday season continues, the organization wants the community to know that it is always ready and willing to help familie… Read More

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The Center for Women’s Ministries is a faith-based organization headquartered in Bloomington, IN that has grown throughout neighboring states as a place women can go to receive free peer counseling. Read More

The Salvation Army’s Center for Hope has made a strong effort to find new ways of serving the community while keeping people safe from the coronavirus pandemic. Although adjusting to this new normal may have been difficult, the organization is determined to serve Jefferson City as best as th… Read More

The River City Habitat for Humanity has served Central Missouri for close to 30 years and shows no signs of stopping soon. Despite the pandemic and the challenges stemming from it, the organization is making a conscious effort to finish the work they had planned out for their 2020 constructi… Read More

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The fourth-annual Pretty in Pink event, a salute to breast cancer awareness will be hosted on Sept. 22. Proceeds from the all-female cocktail party with games, prizes, and other activities, will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Read More

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The United Way of Central Missouri is working to attain funds for their 2020 campaign. With the help of their donors, the organization hopes to support and collaborate with the 28 agencies they have partnered with to serve the local community in their most critical campaign yet. Read More

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As community organizations are working to assist those in need, the American Cancer Society in Missouri is also adapting to make sure their efforts to celebrate their cancer survivors continues while protecting them from possible COVID-19 exposure. Read More

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As the state continues to find new ways to combat Covid-19, the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri is offering assistance to any families or individuals that have fallen onto hard times. Whether these circumstances are due to the outbreak or to the tornado that passed through Jeffe… Read More

In an effort to assist those affected by mental health, the United Way of Central Missouri has partnered with the Capital Region Medical Center, the Anne Marie Project, the Compass Health Network, SSM Health, and St. Mary’s Hospital to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month.   Read More

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Over the years, the Jefferson City Special Learning Center has benefitted greatly from its surrounding community. With the assistance of volunteers, teachers, fundraisers, and donors, the organization has been able to help advance the education of children with special needs towards great success. Read More

After exceeding a $2.1 million goal in donations, the United Way of Central Missouri has been working to put these funds into action. Along with their traditional mission of helping establish financial, educational, and basic needs for those in Central Missouri, the United Way has made it a … Read More

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Working to put an end to stigma against mental health, the Missouri chapter for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) provides support, education, and advocacy on behalf of individuals who have been diagnosed with mental health disorders. Read More

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In Cole County, there are over 200 children in foster care. Capital City CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) works to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the 19th Judicial Circuit of Missouri. Read More

Upcoming Events

Runge Nature Center

Put on your hiking shoes and travel to Cosmo Park in Columbia to join a guided hike along the Bear Creek Trail. Trail: Four miles, easy. Meet at the Runge Nature Center and follow our hike leaders to the location or meet at the trailhead. Hike leaders will contact participants before the hike to give directions if needed. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and pack a lunch/snack. Masks are required. Registration required. Ages 18 and up.

American Legion Post 5

Every Wednesday through January, serving 5-7 p.m. Barbecue, hot, Asian and plain wings. 75 cents each. Sides $1. Happy hour from 4:30-6:30. Public welcome.

Windstone Entertainment Center

The dance band “Shades of Blue” will be playing their classic 50’s, 60’s and 70’s country, rock, R&B and pop. Jay Finley will be on bass/vocals, David Schwarzer on drums/vocals, and Tom Whittle on guitar/keyboards/vocals

Marion Access

Venture over to Marion Access, north of Jefferson City, to get a chance to view wild Bald Eagles and learn about their conservation success. Runge will provide spotting scopes and binoculars. This program is limited in participants due to the COVID pandemic. Registration is required and everyone participating MUST register in only one time slot. All Ages. Directions will be e-mailed to participants before the program. Time slots at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. 

Binder Park

Trumpeter Swans are the largest and one of the most beautiful birds in Missouri. A conservation success story, this bird fought its way back from a population of 69 in 1935 to well over 63,000 in North America. Celebrate this magnificent comeback by observing these swans at Binder Lake in Jefferson City through provided spotting scopes and binoculars (if needed). NOTE: Due to our inability to forecast when Trumpeter swans arrive at Binder, this is a short-notice program to be held someti…

Capital Bluffs Event Center

You can help ensure the future of wildlife for future generations at the Summit Ridge Longbeards dinner. Opens at 5:30 pm. Dinner at 7 p.m. 

Millbottom Event Center

Join us as we celebrate the Promise of Community Action and our mission to help people help themselves and each other. The Promise Gala is a new fundraising event focused on supporting the work of Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA). You will enjoy good food, wine, and beer and learn about the many services offered through CMCA. You will also hear from and meet a family that was positively impacted by CMCA and who is now giving back through their work with the organization.

Knights of Columbus

Entry fee is $25 per team, $35 after Jan. 25. Payout for 1st Place Team. Cash bar and food available. Register at website.

The Linc
$5

The largest bridal show in Central Missouri was originally planned for January but is now scheduled for Feb. 28 at a new larger location - and The Linc in Jefferson City. Exhibit hours are noon-4 p.m. The spectacular runway show is 3:30 p.m. Admission is $5. (5 years old and under free.)