Stop by Orscheln Farm & Home on Saturday to make FREE crystal play dough! Supplies will be provided!

  • Where: Orscheln Farm & Home
  • When: Saturday, February 7, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Cost: Free!
  • Event WebsiteWebsite
  • View on the Mid-Mo Kids Guide Calendar

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Stop by Barnes & Noble on February 7th at 11:00 am for Storytime and activities featuring Ready Rabbit Gets Ready! Ready Rabbit, it’s time to get ready! Join us for a fun reading of Ready Rabbit Gets Ready! And see if he is able to get ready for school in time.
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  • Where: Barnes and Noble, Columbia & Jefferson City
  • When: Saturday, February 7, 2015 | 11 a.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Event Location: Barnes & Noble in Columbia
  • View on the Mid-Mo Kids Guide Calendar

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Capital 8 in Jefferson City and Forum 8 in Columbia will feature 10 weeks of FREE spring movies for all ages! All movies start at 9 and 10 a.m. Tickets are first come, first serve.

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2/28 & 3/1: The Boxtrolls
3/7 & 3/8: Dolphin Tale 2
3/14 & 3/15: Earth to Echo
3/21 & 3/22: The Book of Life
3/28 & 3/29: Rio 2
4/4 & 4/5: Mr. Peabody and Sherman
4/11 & 4/12: How to Train Your Dragon 2
4/18 & 4/19: Penguins of Madagascar
4/25 & 4/26: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Kid combos are available popcorn, soda, & candy or popcorn, water, & healthy snack.

  • Where: Forum 8 in Columbia & Capital 8 in Jefferson City
  • When: Saturday & Sunday, February 28 – April 26, 2015 | 9 & 10 a.m.
  • Cost: Free!
  • Event WebsiteGoodrich Quality Theaters
  • View on the Mid-Mo Kids Guide Calendar

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February is Rocket Month at CPS Planetarium.

Columbia Public Schools Planetarium is changing its schedule in February, opening on the first Saturday of month instead of the second.  On February 7, 2015, visitors to the planetarium can climb aboard a cardboard rocket and take a ride through the solar system. Before and after the show, guests will get a chance to learn about real rockets from people who build and fly them.

Doors and exhibits will open at 1:30 pm.

“Secret of the Cardboard Rocket” will be showing in the dome at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. This 30-minute show takes visitors on a tour of the planets in our solar system.  A 10-15 minute star tour will follow each presentation. Secret of the Cardboard Rocket is designed for general audiences.

In the hallways outside the dome, there will be rocket displays, hands-on exhibits, and free handouts for people to explore.  Members of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics group from MU’s Department of Engineering will be available to answer questions about rockets, from what they’re made of to how they work.

Public planetarium shows are free, but donations of $2 per person are welcome.  To reserve a seat for a show, visit http://cpsplanetarium.org

Show schedule for Saturday February 7, 2015:

Doors & exhibits open at 1:30.

2:00 pm – Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

3:00 pm – Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

 CPS Planetarium is located within Rock Bridge High School at 4303 S Providence Rd in Columbia Missouri.  School groups and private groups can reserve a weekday show by phone (573-214-3148) or email: planetarium@cpsk12.org

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Stop by Barnes and Noble in Columbia February 14 at 11:00 am for Valentine’s Day Storytime and activities featuring I Love You Just Like This! There are many ways to say “I love you” – and Elmo and his Sesame Street friends are ready to tell you.282838111

  • Where: Barnes and Noble, Columbia & Jefferson City
  • When: Saturday, February 14, 2015 | 11 a.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Event Location: Barnes & Noble in Columbia
  • View on the Mid-Mo Kids Guide Calendar

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IMG_2489.JPGI have been going crazy keeping track of all of my kids’ puzzles. I couldn’t stand how all of the boxes were various sizes, some torn up, some non-existent.

I finally found a solution that worked: the Iris Extra-Large Photo Keeper from Hobby Lobby (or this one from Michael’s) – don’t forget your coupons!

These storage boxes have 16 boxes — they worked with all of the 24-48-piece puzzles I had on hand. I’m so excited to start tossing all of those old boxes in the trash!

 

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It’s hard to believe that it’s almost Valentine’s Day! Don’t miss your chance to get {{adorable}} photos of your sweetheart! This photo session is a quick and painless photo session that you will LOVE. Rhiannon is amazing with kids — she does all of our family photos!  Check out Lollipop’s adorable inspiration board on Pinterest!

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Your Valentine Short & Sweet Session includes:

  • 15-20-minute photo session (1-3 kids)
  • 5+ retouched, high resolution files
  • Quality print orders with no markup

Book now - spots fill up FAST!

  • Where: Columbia, MO
  • When: Sunday, February 1, 2015
  • Cost: $125
  • Event WebsiteLollipop Photography
  • View on the Mid-Mo Kids Guide Calendar

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Free Kid’s Workshop at Home Depot in Columbia: February 7, 2015

January 14, 2015
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The first Saturday of each month, Home Depot offers a free Kid’s Workshop where children can gain hands-on experience using tools to build a wooden project.  In addition to the craft, children receive a free apron, pin, and certificate of completion. The next Workshop is February 7, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Kids can build their [...]

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Columbia Public Schools Planetarium Shows: January 2015

January 5, 2015
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Back by popular demand, CPS Planetarium is bringing Prismatic Magic’s full-color laser light show system to their 40-foot dome in January. On Saturday January 10, at 2 & 3 p.m., visitors can learn how laser technology has enhanced the study of astronomy and space exploration in the free “Lasers in Space” show.  This 45-minute show includes [...]

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Winter Day Adventure at Runge Nature Center: January 2, 2015 (Ages 9-12)

January 1, 2015
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Registration required. Ages 9-12 years. Winter Day Adventure is for YOU! Come celebrate the year with “seasoned” naturalists exploring and discovering nature at Runge on and off the trails. Identify an animal track; learn to read a trail map; read animal signs; peer into a frozen pond; climb on a 150-year old log. Please dress [...]

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