Quilt Auction and Solar Eclipse Viewing @ Camp Covenant Point
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The day will begin with a quilt auction at 10:00 with lunch to follow.  Attendees will be able to view the progession of the eclipse with solar glasses provided.  Camping facilities are available for lodging, as well as RV sites (see website for reservations and rates).  Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children 3-12.  Go to to purchase tickets and to reserve lodging.
Foodstock- Solar Eclipse Festival @ Corporate Lake
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Foodstock is a festival celebrating the total solar eclipse with live music, food trucks, beer tents, restaurants, local craft vendors, games, hot air balloons, kids area, fireworks, contests and more hosted by Serve It Up CoMo at Corporate Lake behind Las Margaritas! The South Side of Columbia has never seen an event like this.

Foodstock is FREE to attend, shop, and learn and eat for all ages! The time of totality for the eclipse begins at 1:12pm and lasts more than 2 and a half minutes here in Columbia, so thousands are coming in from around the country to get our view. Fireworks will begin at 8pm.

Come out and have a drink and eat your fill! We are offering Beer Tent wristbands (21 and over only) for $15 ($20 after July 31st) sold onsite for three drinks, as well as Restaurant wristbands for $15 ($20 after July 31st) to sample all the food in the evening. All wristbands can be purchased at The Grind including our food+drink+tshirt combo for $27 ($37 after July 31st).

Our stage will feature area folk, country, rock, and blues bands and musicians throughout the event. At this event we want to focus on doing good for the community, sustainability, and throwing it back to the good times at Woodstock.

We’ll be hosting food trucks from 11-3:30, and restaurants from 3:30-8 to continue to celebrate our community culture of food appreciation.

Serve It Up CoMo benefits six local nonprofits by partnering each with a chef, junior chef, and business sponsor throughout our summer and fall campaign. All proceeds raised throughout the campaign will be divided among the nonprofits at our final event in November.

Total Solar Eclipse Golf Tournaments benefiting the Boy Scouts @ Jefferson City Country Club
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Great Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America will host simultaneous golf tournaments during the total solar eclipse that will come through Mid-Missouri on August 21st. Tournaments will be held at the Jefferson City Country Club and the Country Club of Missouri in Columbia. You choose your course; both are in the path of the total solar eclipse.
Coffee & CREAM: Market Research @ Callaway Chamber of Commerce
Aug 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Provided by the Missouri Women’s Business Center
Presenter: Soo Koon Lee, Business Development Specialist at the MU Small Business Development and Technology Center (SBTDC)

Knowing your market is key to launching or growing your business. How many customers are present in your area? What other businesses are your competition? Is your industry growing? This workshop will help you learn how to answer those questions.
Part of Coffee & CREAM (Callaway Reaching Entrepreneurs and Managers) with the Callaway Chamber.
Fee: $10, includes coffee and breakfast treats
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Keys to Success: Grant Writing for Social Enterprise and Nonprofits @ Missouri Women's Business Center
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Presenter: Jaime Freidrichs, director of the Missouri Women’s Business Center
Could grant funding be part of your business model? This overview will introduce concepts for identifying funders and writing winning proposals. Class topics will include researching grant sources, partnerships and fiscal agents/sponsors, proposal basics and where to find more information.
Fee: $20 regular/$5 student/$0 hardship
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Cole County Mizzou BBQ @ Memorial Park Pavilion
Aug 31 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Come join fellow Mizzou fans at the Annual Cole County Mizzou BBQ, hosted by the Cole County Mizzou Alumni Chapter. Bandana’s BBQ, Silent Auction, Pics with Truman, Mizzou Cheerleaders, Special Mizzou Guests, and much more! Proceeds benefit scholarships for graduating high school seniors attending Mizzou.
Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2 screening – Jefferson City @ Capitol City Cinema
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lindy Lou, a woman from rural Mississippi, always thought she could easily give the death penalty. Then she sat on a jury that handed down a death sentence to a man convicted in a double homicide. Twenty years later, in the new documentary film Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2, Lindy travels through Mississippi and interviews her 11 fellow jurors regarding the repercussions of that decision. Join us for a free screening and discussion of this documentary.
26th Annual Capital Jazzfest and Capital Arts Chalk Art @ Riverside Park Amphitheatre
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm

WHEN: Saturday, September 9, 2017
WHAT: A FREE music festival – fun for all ages. Named one of 50 recommended Fall Festivals in Missouri by The nationwide ‘Blog For Lifestyle And Travel”!
The Music: Four fantastic bands!
1:00 – Sam Copeland Quartet
2:20 – Megan Birdsall
3:40 – Good 4 The Soul
5:00 – Merge
Also, our eleven-year partner again for this year’s Capital Jazzfest is Capital Arts, where artists of all ages will create wonderful chalk art throughout the area in collaboration with the Capital Jazzfest!
WHERE: Riverside Park Ampitheatre
300 Ellis Porter Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101
CONTACTS: Capital Jazzfest – 573-635-6866,, Jeff Bassinson
Capital Arts – 573-635-8355,, Leann Porrello

Capital Chalk Art Fair & Jazzfest @ Riverside Park
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Capital Chalk Art Fair & JAZZFEST
Saturday, September 19, 2017
Riverside Park (300 Ellis-Porter Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101)

Capital Chalk Art Fair Call to chalk CAPITAL STREET ART will be held in conjunction with JAZZFEST on Saturday, September 9th at Riverside Park in Jefferson City. Watch the sidewalks come alive during JAZZFEST. If you have never participated in Street Art we encourage you to join in a day of music, creativity and fun. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners.

Sign Up Today! Registration is limited. Drawing is done directly on the sidewalks – just like graffiti. You may begin working at any time after 12:30p.m. A registration table will be set up near the Amphitheatre for chalk pick-up and you will be directed as to where to begin your Street Art. You will have an assigned workspace to chalk. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded in the following weeks. Let your imagination run wild. Reproduce a renaissance painting, a family photograph, a still-life, a cartoon, or portrait – whatever you want.

How to apply:

• Fill out application form. You can print an application at under the artist tab – call to chalk. Also you can pick up a copy in the gallery. Application deadline is September 1st, 2017. You can also submit a digital application by going to the home page of our website, in the right hand column there is a link you can click “Submit Chalk Art Application ONLINE”

• Please return you application to or to Capital Arts, 1203 Missouri Blvd., Jefferson City, MO 65109.

Fast & Furry Glow 5K @ Jefferson City Animal Shelter
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Family & pet friendly walk/run. Non-timed event. Costume contests, party music, and glowing fun! Pick up a registration form at the Animal Shelter or print from our website…