TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 - Apr 18 @ 7:30 AM
Social Media Marketing Forum
Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce – A FREE opportunity for our Chamber members to learn something new each month related to social media marketing. Topics include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, analytics, content management, video creation, helpful apps and sites for marketers. Guest presenters Natalie Newville, Missouri River Regional Library, and Chris Downing, Imagemark Marketing & Advertising, and others give us great tips and information and answer our questions. Attendees are also invited to join the Chamber's Social Media Facebook group to get questions answered during the month.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 7:00 PM
Snap Circuits and Paper Circuits Science
Missouri River Regional Library – Create an electronic alarm, power a helicopter blade or create simple working circuits by adding copper tape and lights to line drawings. Registration required at https://www.mrrl.org/program-reservations/ and limited to 20 participants.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 3:30 PM
Anime Club (6th-12th Grade)
Missouri River Regional Library – Calling all otakus! Come watch anime, eat popcorn, and geek out with other fans. No reservations required.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 5:30 PM
Dungeons and Dragons
Missouri River Regional Library – Are you an adventurer at heart? Come play Dungeons & Dragons with us! You might stomp your way through an army of orcs, or go on a noble quest to rescue a whole town. You decide! (This program is for both beginners and experienced players. If you've ever wanted to learn to play, this is the event for you!)
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
Old-Time, Swing, and Bluegrass Fiddling in 20th Century Missouri
Missouri State Archives – Author and musician Dr. Howard Marshall recently released his much anticipated sequel to "Play Me Something Quick and Devilish", his well-received book on old-time Missouri fiddlers. In this new book, "Fiddler’s Dream", he uses oral history, archival research, photographs and fiddle tune transcriptions to trace the evolution of traditional fiddle music in the state from the early 1920s through the turbulent 1960s. The book focuses on such topics as radio performers, 1920s fiddling contests, the growth in popularity of oprys, Show-Me State fiddlers who emigrated to the West Coast and took their music with them and the influence of traditional fiddle music on swing, jazz and bluegrass. Join us as Dr. Marshall speaks on these prominent themes and performs with an accompanying ensemble of traditional musicians from central Missouri.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
Bookworms (3rd-5th Grade)
Missouri River Regional Library – Bookworms is our 3rd-5th grade book group. Free copies of the book are provided for the first 12 participants. Light refreshments are available. Reservations required at https://www.mrrl.org/program-reservations/.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 - Jun 15 @ 6:00 PM
Family Movie Night
Missouri River Regional Library – Blankets and pillows welcome! Light snacks will be provided. The library doors will be closed at 6:15 pm. This month's film is available at www.mrrl.org.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 6:00 PM
Explore Missouri Beer & Wine
Root Cellar – Spend the evening with Root Cellar owners Jake and Chelsea Davis as they pour some of their favorite beverages from around the state. Enjoy delicious local dishes from Root Cellar's kitchen as we discuss pairings and share some amazing stories about Missouri's Wineries and Breweries
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 6:00 PM
Teen After Hours
Missouri River Regional Library – Party in the Library! Free pizza, soda, and gaming after the library closes. Doors will be locked after 6 p.m. so please arrive on time if you wish to attend. (6th-12th Grade) Due to new security measures, teens must bring their library card or ID to After-Hours.
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Jan 22 @ 6:00 PM
VR: Space Pirate Training (19+)
Missouri River Regional Library – Remember the classic arcade games? Space Pirate Trainer is like that, but immersive. Blast your way through an army of laser-wielding spaceships, using a variety of new-age weapons and your own shield. (19+)
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Jan 22 @ 7:00 PM
Author Talk: Larry N. Campbell
Missouri River Regional Library – During the summer of 2016, Campbell set out from Three Forks, Montana, and followed the Missouri River (by car) from its source through seven states to its majestic confluence with the Mississippi River near St. Louis. He will talk about his trip and new book, "Rollin' Down the River: Discovering People and Places Along the Mighty Missouri." His book will be available for sale and signing.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 7:00 PM
CFDY Informational Parent Meeting
Immaculate Conception Catholic School – All parents and interested adults are invited to an informational meeting regarding the illegal drugs being used in our local Jefferson City community. Information on how to recognize possible signs of usage by children, how to talk to your children about being pressured to use drugs, and other topics will be discussed. Please don’t think this can’t happen to your family. Be informed and be prepared to deal with this prevalent deadly issue. Come to the meeting and encourage friends to attend as well.
 
UPCOMING
    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 candyo@cableone.net or fax them to 417.623.7309. If you need any further information, you may contact Nikki Straw at nastraw@cableone.net, or Candy Kelly at candyo@cableone.net. 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.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 10:00 AM
Database Spotlight: Consumer Reports
Missouri River Regional Library – Stop by the main library floor for a demonstration of Consumer Reports.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 4:00 PM
Minecraft @MRRL
Missouri River Regional Library – Join us for new challenges! Construct, collaborate, and compete on our private server. We have logins and laptops, but you may bring your ownl. Space is limited and is first-come, first-served.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 5:30 PM
Table Top Gaming Club (Teens and Adults)
Missouri River Regional Library – Board and card games galore! This month, we are featuring Settlers of Catan! This board game has taken the world by storm. Compete with other players to form towns and claim resources to obtain the most victory points to win the day! (Other games will also be available.)
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 7:00 PM
Author Panel with the MRRL Friends
Missouri River Regional Library – Join us for the quarterly Friends meeting! Come prepared to laugh and learn as we heard from local mystery authors Laura McHugh and Jill Orr.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 26 - Jan 28 @ 12:00 PM
Pop Up Book Sale
Missouri River Regional Library – Stop by MRRL for a fun pop up book sale! Adult Paperback and Hardback Fiction, Mystery, and Romance will be available for sale. $2 hardback and $1 paperback. Proceeds benefit ABLE Learning Center and MRRL. (This does not replace the March sale in St. Martin's.)
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 26 @ 6:00 PM
125th Annual Chamber Gala
Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce – Celebrating our 125th Anniversary! Annual Gala & Awards Dinner, Program, and After Party with live music! Black-tie optional. Honoring outgoing Chamber Chair Janet Weckenborg and other Chamber and community leaders. Inaugural address by 2018 Chamber Chairman Bill Plank. Tickets are $60 and are available on-line or at the Chamber. Live musical entertainment after dinner. Join us for this great event. Cocktail reception (cash bar) at 6 pm; dinner & awards at 7 pm.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Feb 3 @ 9:30 AM
Jefferson City 11th Annual Ice Bowl
Jefferson City Disc Golf Club – Jefferson City Disc Golf Club's 11th annual Ice Bowl to raise money and food for the Samaritan Center of Jefferson City, MO. Mulligans, CTP's, Ring-of-Fire, Raffle (including Recruit practice basket, bags, more). Here are the three historical Ice Bowl® Rules that convey Ice Bowl’s spirit: 1. Under no circumstances, may an Ice Bowl® be cancelled or postponed because of weather conditions. 2. No wimps or whiners are allowed. 3. There are no excuses for not attending. Either be there or be called out as a wimp! For a great cause! Help make this the best Jefferson City Ice Bowl ever! ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL GET A MINI. IF YOU PREREGISTER ONLINE, YOU WILL GET ANOTHER MINI TO MAKE IT NESTED, TO OFFSET ANY REGISTRATION FEE.