Mighty Jupiter and brilliant Venus, the king and queen of planets, rule the sky as the spring equinox approaches. We will start our program indoors with a slide show on the coming of spring, and the latest discoveries about Jupiter and Venus. Then, weather permitting, we’ll head outside to the telescope for striking views of the planetary king and queen and a few members of their court, like the beautiful Orion Nebula. It should be a great show so don’t miss out! 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 to adult.
Join Callaway County master gardeners to discover ways to start tomatoes and transplant cole crops to produce higher yields.
Author and quilter Dawn Heese will share her vast knowledge about quilting. She grew up in a family of quilters and has been doing various techniques of needlework all her life. Her first book "Geese in the Rose Garden" focused on traditional blocks, inspired by antique patterns going back to Civil War era, that use an overdying fabric technique to produce a vintage look. Since then, she has published four more books and started a design company that produces heirloom-style quilt patterns and fabrics designed to blend the old with the new. Her trunk show will feature some quilts from her personal collection and the stories behind them. This event is the grand finale for the DBRL 2015 Quilt Showing, curated by quilt artist Mindy Smith with event planner Donna Puleo. "Traditional Quilts: A Piece of History," will be on display at the Columbia Public Library April 8-14.
Tonight, the king and queen of planets, Jupiter and Venus, are joined by a wonderful princely moon. We’ll begin with a slide show indoors concentrating on the moon. If the weather permits, we will head outside for high-power telescopic views of the moon, Venus and Jupiter. April usually has great “seeing,” as the astronomers say, so our views could be especially good. 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 to adult.
Drop in to get a free tree seedling from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Members of the Callaway Master Gardeners will be on hand to provide information about planting and caring for your tree.
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.
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. Organized and co-sponsored by the Columbia Garden Club.