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Take advantage of 500+ free online courses offered through Universal Class. Topics range from computer skills to gardening and everything in between. This session will teach you how to use this free library service. Adults. Registration begins Thursday, July 2.
As summer begins, we will have a beautiful moon in the eastern sky plus three bright planets: Jupiter, Saturn and Venus. High overhead will be the ancient hero of heroes, Hercules, along with the giant Ophiuchus wrestling in the sky with a monstrous snake! We’ll start indoors with a slide show and a brief introduction to using a star chart. There will be free star charts for everyone and, if the sky permits, wonderful telescope views of lunar craters, Saturn’s rings and the four brightest moons of Jupiter. Hosted by Val Germann and co-sponsored by the Central Missouri Astronomical Association. Enter through the Gene Martin Secret Garden at the west end of the main parking lot. Ages 6-adult.
Large-scale food production has created the need for substantial pesticide use. However, there are alternative methods for suppressing pest populations, methods that are more sustainable and better for our environment. Kathryn Ingerslew, a doctoral candidate in MU’s Division of Plant Sciences, will talk about natural methods of controlling pests in your home garden based on her research into the dynamics of pest insects and their predators.
This annual juried flower show features floral designs, educational exhibits and many individual horticultural specimens. Visit and enjoy the incredible creativity of the various displays on the theme of "Show-Me Spring!" Organized and co-sponsored by the Columbia Garden Club.
Celebrate life on the farm with fun activities like the wooden milking cow. The fine folks from the Country Life 101 will also bring friendly farm animals such as goat kids, chickens and a miniature horse, plus home-canned goods and garden plants. All ages.