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WEEK AHEAD: July 18-24 | Local

Monday July 18

The Southern Boone County Library will be offering story time in its assembly hall at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. for children ages 3-5. Registration is mandatory.

Author Aaron Fox will read aloud from his new book which tells of Truman the Tiger looking everywhere for his roar and eventually becoming MU’s mascot. There will also be crafts and giveaways. Children 4 and older are invited to the Callaway County Public Library from 4-5 p.m.

This adult-only event will go through gun safety training to prevent and raise awareness of suicide. It will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Friends Room at the Columbia Public Library.

The Columbia City Council will meet at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

tuesday july 19

The Boone County Fair begins at 9 a.m. at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $10 Tuesday through Friday, $15 Saturday, and kids 6 and under get in free. Activities include face painting, beer garden, Royal Legacy Circus and Carnival gates open at 4pm. The fair continues until Saturday. See the full program of events.

From 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the Columbia Public Library will host a free vision screening for children 6 months and older. The results will be given instantly.

The Missouri State Museum will host a Zoom event from 1-2 p.m. to discuss Vincent Price, renowned actor, art collector, and food connoisseur.

Create an octopus and its home for you to keep in your special place. This event is for children ages 7 to 12 and registration is required. This event has two sessions: one at 2 p.m. and another at 6 p.m.

Cool down with ice and air conditioning. The Boone County Missouri Association of Retired Teachers and School Staff is hosting its third annual Ice Cream Party from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at The Rock Quarry, 2002 Grindstone Parkway. The association encourages new Boone County Public School retirees, prospective members, and current members to attend. No RSVP or registration necessary.

This class will cover the basics of acrylic painting from 6-8 p.m. at the Southern Boone County Public Library. Adults and teenagers of all levels are welcome. Registration is mandatory.

The Fulton Stream Team will show and teach school-aged children, teens and adults about marine life and how to care for the waterways from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Veterans Park, Ingle Pavilion.

Wednesday July 20

If you are looking for a job, take part in this job fair. Bring your resume and search for positions at places like Job point, Boone Health, Lutheran Senior Services and others. This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Columbia Public Library.

The Holts Summit Public Library invites families with children from birth to 5 years old for songs, history and lots of movement.

Learn to be both happy and healthy. Food trucks, arts, hands-on learning and more will be available at the MU Health Care Pavilion from 6-8 p.m. The Farmers Market will be open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Need help researching your family history? Visit the Columbia Public Library between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. to get your questions answered.

Thursday July 21

Children from birth to 5 years old have the opportunity to build their own boat and test drive it. There are three sessions, one at 9:30 a.m., another at 11 a.m. and a final one at 6 p.m. at the Columbia Public Library.

This class will cover the basics of acrylic painting from 6-8 p.m. at the Southern Boone County Public Library. Adults and teenagers of all levels are welcome. Registration is mandatory.

In this Cooking by the Book session, you’ll learn how to buy quality fish for your kitchen and how to make salmon burgers and tuna bowls with peanut sauce. Sign up for a Zoom link to this event from 7-8 p.m.

friday july 22

Children ages 8 and up are welcome at the Callaway County Public Library to create their own sea creature. It will be from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. All material will be provided.

The Boone County Fair begins at 9 a.m. Tickets are $10 on Fridays, and kids 6 and under get in free. Activities include face painting, a beer garden, the Royal Legacy Circus and the carnival gates open at 4 p.m.

Saturday July 23

The annual ham breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. at the Boone County Fairgrounds. The top 40 hams, determined by the ham show judges, will be auctioned off after breakfast.

Buy from local farmers at the weekly Columbia Farmer’s Market from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the MU Health Care Pavilion.

Columbia Public Library will host Missouri Health Connections for a discussion on Medicaid. Find out who’s eligible, what they’re offering, and more from 10-11 a.m. in the Friends Room.

Food trucks and multiple home brewers will be on hand at the Capital Region MU Health Care Amphitheater in Jefferson City beginning at 4 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door.

Sunday July 24

The Rose Music Hall will host Jacob Gapsch with special guest Stone House at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6.

Find your inner peace and leave the chaotic outer world behind with the Inner Space Explorers Open Meditation from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the School of Metaphysics.