Things to do this upcoming weekend, Dec. 12-13, 2015

Dec. 12 Winter Farmer's Market from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Parkade Center (601 Business Loop 70W) Experience the taste of mid-Missouri at the Columbia Farmers Market! Find us every Saturday from 8am to noon (March-October) at the ARC (1701 W Ash St.) and 9am to noon (November-March) at Parkade Center (601 Business Loop 70W). Fresh vegetables & fruit, meat, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants, artisan items & more. As a producer-only market, everything sold here is offered by the farmers and artisans who help sustain our region. Food Stamps accepted at all markets. Live music every Saturday! Rain or Shine!

Dec. 12 Breakfast with Santa at Sunrise Optimist Club (2410 Parker St.) from 8-11 a.m. Kids eat FREE and Adults are $5 which goes to programs for children in Boone County. Absolutely the best, most laid back, friendly, breakfast with Santa, Mrs. Clause, and an Elf that a family could ever have! Activities for kids and one on one time with Santa.

Dec. 12 Storytime at Yellow Dog Bookshop (8 S. 9th St.) from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Attendees get 20% off kids' books!

Dec. 12 Cathy Salter's "Notes from Boomerang Creek" at the Columbia Public Library, Friends Room, from 1-2 p.m. "Notes from Boomerang Creek," local author Cathy Salter’s recently published second book, is a collection of meditations on country walks, food shared with friends, travel, art, great books, and the art of writing. The essays have appeared over the past decade in the Columbia Daily Tribune and the Boone County Journal.

Dec. 13 It's a Wonderful Ride: Holiday Lights Bicycle Tour – Starts at Lucky's Market (111 S. Providence) at 5:30.  "Spread the holiday cheer and burn some candy cane calories on our tour de Como holiday light ride. Join Getabout Columbia staff on a tour of festive holiday decorations found in and around downtown Columbia – all by bicycle. This family friendly outing will include low traffic streets throughout downtown Columbia, surrounding college campuses and residential neighborhoods. Hot cocoa will be available after the ride. Prizes award for best dressed rider and best decorated bike. Registered cyclists will receive a special treat for your bike. Call 874-7460 to register."


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