We love keeping you connected with what’s happening in our community. KAT Country Cares, powered by Jim Butler Linn Chevrolet and Jim Butler CDJR Powerhouse spotlights local events from organizations and groups in Mid-Missouri.
Here is what’s happening in Mid-Missouri:
Saturday, May 22nd: Jefferson City YMCA Music Festival
The Jefferson City Area YMCA Music Festival is Saturday, May 22nd at the 63 Soccer Complex. Enjoy music from The Dave Baker Band, The Cherry Pistols, Forrest McCurren, and the Daily Special. Great food will be available from Pizza Kwik, 2 Odd Dawgs, and Rebel Tacos. Proceeds will help send kids to summer camp. Tickets are available at any YMCA facility. For more information, go online to www.jcymca.org.
The Month of May: Capitol City Cinema Virtual Showings
Capitol City Cinema is bringing the films to your home all this month by offering virtual showings. Each of the movies has the option of being played on your TV from a phone, tablet, or computer. Rental fees range between $4 and $12 dollars and half of the fees go back to the organization. For available shows and more details, go online to CapitolCityCinema.org.
Saturday, June 12th: Annual Strawberry Festival Benefitting Central Missouri Honor Flight
The annual Mid MO Strawberry Festival, a family-friendly event, hosted by Gamma Eta Chapter of ESA together with Serenity Valley Winery, will consist of live music, food trucks, vendors, a designated children’s area, then topping off the evening with a fireworks display. $5 entry and children under 3 are free. Proceeds benefit Central Missouri Honor Flight. More details and tickets here.
Saturday, June 26th: Hope For Heroes 5K
The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri is hosting the Hope for Heros 5K on Saturday, June 26th at 7:30 a.m. at Cosmo Park in Columbia. Registration is $30 per participant, benefitting the VIP Veteran Pack Program. VIP Packs are distributed by The Food Bank to Veterans at or below the poverty line. To register or learn more, visit sharefoodbringhope.org/hope5k.
Saturday, September 11th: Tunnel To Towers 5K Walk/Run
Honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and support our local first responders and military on Missouri’s Patriot Day with the annual 5K Run/Walk in Jefferson City on Saturday, September 11th at 8:30 am on the Missouri State Capitol South lawn. For more information and to register, click here.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson City
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson City are in need of mentors, especially male role models. Because of the pandemic, the organization is seeing fewer people in the community volunteer as the need continues to grow. They have two different types of mentoring programs. The non-profit is looking for individuals who can be consistent friends to a child. You can learn more and sign up to become a mentor by going online to bbbsjeffersoncity.org.
Donate or Volunteer at The Food Bank
The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri relies heavily on donations and volunteers to operate efficiently. Through their partnership with Feeding America and local organizations, The Food Bank has incredible bulk purchasing power so they can do more with every dollar donated. Learn more about making a donation, volunteering, or hosting a food drive at sharefoodbringhope.org.
American Red Cross Blood Drives
Donating blood makes a big difference in the lives of others. The American Red Cross is looking for healthy donors to help save lives and give blood by booking an appointment. Find an upcoming blood drive near you by going online to redcrossblood.org.