Monday Nov 20 @ 6:00 PM
VR: Job Simulator (19+)
Missouri River Regional Library – It's our monthly Virtual Reality program! This month it's "Job Simulator." Tired of your boring desk job? Try this other desk job! Or this store clerk job! Or this fry cook job! The possibilities are endless. (19+)
Monday Nov 20 @ 7:00 PM
Missouri Rural Memories
Missouri River Regional Library – Carolyn Paul Branch and Alan Easley, both expert storytellers, have written memoirs about their lives in rural Callaway and Boone counties. Branch’s new book, Snakes in the Kitchen, describes her 1950s childhood growing up poor, living close to the railroad tracks and the Missouri River. Easley’s new book, It Sure ‘Nuff Happened: I Was There includes stories of family, neighbors and farm life. Their books will be available for purchase and signing.
Tuesday Nov 21 @ 3:00 PM
Basic Computer-How to Search The Web
Missouri River Regional Library – If you are having problems navigating the Web, this is the class for you. Learn the basics of searching.
Tuesday Nov 21 @ 6:00 PM
Super Smash Bros Tournament (6th-12th Grade)
Missouri River Regional Library – It's back! Our semi-annual tournament returns with another chance for you to prove your Super Smash Bros superiority. 6th-12th Grade
Tuesday Nov 28 @ 12:00 PM
Fiction at Noon
Missouri River Regional Library – The Girl You Left Behind” by Jojo Moyes France, 1916: Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Edouard’s portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officer’s dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything—her family, her reputation, and her life—to see her husband again.
Tuesday Nov 28 @ 6:00 PM
Human Trafficking in Mid-Missouri
Missouri River Regional Library – Nanette Ward, founding member of the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, will provide a multi-media presentation on the work of the coalition and its efforts to promote awareness of both labor trafficking and sex trafficking of children, women and men. She will focus on the trafficking of youth in particular and the role social media plays in this issue.
Thursday Nov 30 @ 6:30 PM
Broke Folks: DIY Gifts to Make on a Budget
Missouri River Regional Library – Broke this holiday season? Make your loved one(s) gifts instead! This DIY session will allow you to show them the fullness of your heart instead of the emptiness of your wallet. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Ages 19 and up.
Wednesday Dec 6 @ 7:00 PM
Moving towards Freedom: Missouri and the Great Migration
Missouri State Museum – The Great Migration was the internal movement of nearly six million Black Americans from the oppressive Jim Crow south to northern industrial centers. This mass relocation began before the Great War, but rose steadily throughout the conflict, changing Missouri’s demographics and racial landscape. Join museum curator, Sydney Johnson, as she explores the implications of this mass movement on Missouri in the wake of the first global conflict. The program continues the museum's ongoing series, "Museum After Hours," held the first Wednesday of each month. In addition to the program, the museum's galleries will be open until 9 p.m. The program will be held at 7:00 pm in the Missouri State Museum's History Hall, located in the east wing of the Missouri State Capitol. All programs are free & open to the public. Evening access to the Capitol is via the garage doors on the east side (near the guard shack). All visitors 13 and older are subject to security screening. For more information 573-751-2854.
Sunday Dec 10 @ 5:00 PM
Holiday BLUES Blast! - w/ The BEL AIRS
MO Blues – MO Blues 5th Annual HOLIDAY BLUES BLAST! Sunday Dec. 10 5:00-11:00pm, Windstone Entertainment Center (2425 Industrial Dr., Jefferson City) ADMISSION: • Dinner & Music: $25.00 per person, $40 per couple • Music-only: $15 per-person Schedule: • Doors - 5pm • Dinner - 6pm • Music - 7pm The BEL AIRS -- Everyone in Missouri who really knows the blues loves The Bel Airs, one of Missouri’s longest-established and most-respected bands. Fronted by brothers Dick and Dave Pruitt on bass and electric guitars, with Michael Cherry on drums, the Bel Airs play an authentic but eclectic bluesy-country-soul-and-rock-n-roll mix influenced by the likes of Wilson Picket, Slim Harpo, Howlin' Wolf and Johnny Cash. (By special invitation, some MO Blues member musicians may join the Bel Airs on a tune or two!) Our Blues Blast proceeds will support the mission of MO Blues and Blues in the Schools, as well as a special holiday contribution to the Special Learning Center of Jefferson City. Tickets available at: • Will West Music & Sound (807 Missouri Blvd) • From any MO Blues board member • At door (for music only) • Online [link willl be added here when available) TICKETS ARE LIMITED, PLEASE ORDER SOON! We’ll also have cool DOOR PRIZES and RAFFLES! The event will feature a festive meal with all the trimmings. [MENU: to be added here when finalized] A CASH BAR, and other beverages will also be available. A great price for an evening of fun and friends, and one of the best bands in the land. MO Blues - is a non-profit community organization, on a mission to “Support, Promote and Preserve the Blues!” in mid-Missouri.
Wednesday Jan 24 @ 10:00 AM
Piece-by-Piece Autism Awareness Rally
Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism – This year’s awareness goal is to make our presence known to our legislators, in hopes of effecting 2018 budgets. It is always good to put a personal touch on our visits, so if you are willing to share your personal family story and pictures, please email them to email@example.com or fax them to 417.623.7309. If you need any further information, you may contact Nikki Straw at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Candy Kelly at email@example.com. Because the Rally is being held in January, there is the possibility of bad weather. If the weather is extremely dangerous on the 24, the Rally will be moved to January 31.