Whaley’s East End Turns 75 @ Whaley's East End Drug
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Whaley’s East End Drug is turning 75! Join us for the birthday celebration on Tuesday, May 1st from 4-6pm at our historic location. There will be birthday treats, soda specials, giveaways, and fun as we celebrate 75 years as Jefferson City’s hometown pharmacy!
1 Million Cups
May 2 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Join us every first Wednesday of the month to hear two small businesses present about what goes on behind the curtains: their successes and challenges, their growth, their future, and what makes them innovative.

Feel free to come early for networking!

Want to be a future presenter? Apply now!

El Puente – Hispanic Ministry Trivia Night @ Kertz Hall, Immaculate Conception Church
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Trivia Night is the annual fundraiser for El Puente – Hispanic Ministry. Cost is $120 per table of 8 Homemade tamale plate, chips and other items available for purchase. There will also be a variety of beverages.
Central Missouri Master Gardeners’ Annual Plant Sale @ Jaycee Fairgrounds
May 5 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Indoor plant sale featuring tomatoes, vegetables, peppers, herbs, annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, container plantings, natives, shrubs, and trees. Proceeds from sale fund scholarships, community garden projects, and the River City Gardens.
Bubbles & Bounces 5K Walk/Run @ Memorial Park
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Pregnancy Help Center of Central Missouri is holding the annual Bubbles & Bounces 5K Walk/Run.
Registration opens at 8:30 and the race starts at 9:00. Walk or run all or part of the 5K route. Gigantic bubbles will mark the finish line.

Bubbles, bounces, and more bubbles. Join the fun with a bounce house, bubble-making activities, and a live band. Decorate your bike or baby stroller to compete for prizes.

There will be race trophies and medals by gender and age group.
To register go to or call 573-644-6635

Porchfest @ Avenue HQ
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Have you ever sat on your porch and enjoyed hearing a neighbor strumming a guitar on a nearby porch? Porchfest takes this idea and multiplies it to create a free, family-friendly citywide event where the community can share their love of playing and listening to music by holding porch concerts in different neighborhoods. The festival is centered around local music, art, and neighborly hospitality! For the first time Porchfest is coming to Jefferson City on May 6th to Capitol Ave from 1-4pm! There will be a wide range of diverse musical styles participating! See you at the Porch for PorchfestJCMO!

Ready or Not? Preparing for the Unexpected @ Hope Gerdes, Edward Jones
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Ready or Not? Life is full of surprises – some better than others. And in your daily life, you probably already prepare for many potentially unpleasant, unexpected events – for instance, by changing your smoke detector batteries in case of a fire. This concept applies to your family’s finances. A job loss, extended disability or untimely loss of a family member can profoundly impact your family’s financial situation. Though you can’t predict the unexpected, you thankfully can prepare. Join us for Ready or Not? Preparing for the Unexpected. During this insurance sales presentation, you’ll learn how to develop a proactive strategy to help protect your family.
“Southside Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Modernism: Rhyming Shapes” @ Central United Church of Christ
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Southside Philharmonic Orchestra performs the following works:

Debussy – Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Takemitsu – Tree Line
Webern – Fünf Stücke, op.10
Clark – Ptolemy’s Carousel
Stravinsky – Concerto in Eb “Dumbarton Oaks”
Copland – Appalachian Spring Suite (chamber version)

Happy Feet for Healthy Minds 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk @ North Jefferson City Pavilion
May 19 @ 8:00 am – May 21 @ 10:00 am
Make your feet happy as we RUN or WALK to raise funds to support mental health services for children, families and adults in our community who are in need! All participants receive a shirt and a cool swag bag to boot! Our top 3 runners in each age division and the top male/female in the 5K will receive awards. The event will have chip timing. Age Divisions: 7-12, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
For the People Pow Wow @ Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – May 27 @ 5:00 pm

Everyone Welcome!
Native American Art Vendors – Native Food – Raffles

Noon-2:00 Gourd Dancing; 2:30 Grand Entry; 2:45-5:00 Inter-tribal; 5:00-5:45 Dinner Break
5:45-6:45 Gourd Dancing; 6:45 Grand Entry; 7:00-10:00 Inter-tribal

12-2 Gourd Dancing; 2-5 Inter-tribal

Larry Sellers – Pawhuska, Oklahoma
Cloud Dancing from the television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

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