Central Missouri Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale
Annuals, perennials, natives, hanging baskets, and tomato plants will be available for purchase at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds on May 4 from 7 a.m. to noon. Proceeds from the event will benefit River City Gardens.
Headed by Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe and the Missouri House of Representatives, the Blue Ribbon Panel on Hyperloop will explore the possibility of a high-speed hyperloop route from St. Louis to Kansas City. The proposed route would run along Interstate 70 and would stop in Columbia. The hyperloop would make it possible to travel between St. Louis and Kansas City in about 28 minutes.
Happy Feet for Healthy Minds
By walking or running, participants can raise funds to support mental health services for children and adults at the Happy Feet for Healthy Minds 5K and one-mile walk. The event is held on June 1 at North Jefferson City Pavilion. All participants will receive a free T-shirt.
MRRL’s Homebound Delivery Program
With new support from MRRL Friends, the library has expanded their homebound delivery services to citizens in Cole County and Osage County. Those who qualify for the program share their preferences for material in a survey. An MRRL Friend then chooses a selection of books, movies, and music based on the survey results and delivers the material to the participant’s home each month.
A one-day grief retreat called Camp MAGIC, which stands for “Mending a Heart, Grief in Children,” will take place on June 8 at Binder Park. This free event is for children ages 6 to 12 and is designed to foster communication between children and parents about loss.
Cole County Day
On June 15, Cole County Day will be celebrated at the Springfield Cardinals game. There will be group seating along the first base line, and proceeds from the game will benefit United Way. The Blair Oaks state champion football team will be recognized and the choir will sing “God Bless America.”
Cole County Historical Society
On June 21, Cole County Historical Society will host its first charity golf tournament at Oak Hills Golf Course. The tournament will include a barbecue, an 18-hole scramble, and door prizes, with tee-off beginning at noon. “This tournament is a great way for individuals and businesses to support the preservation of local history while having a lot of fun,” says CCHS Board of Directors President Dale Verslues.
Missouri’s chapter of the American Planning Association named High Street one of three Great Places in Missouri in 2019. The street was recognized for its historical preservation and new businesses. Started in 2014, this program recognizes neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces of excellent character, quality, and planning. A ceremony to recognize this award was held on March 6 in the State Capitol rotunda.