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Where: First Christian Church
When: June 1, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; beginner’s lessons begin at 7 p.m.
Cost: $7; $4 for ages 16-25 or with a student ID; free for children 15 and younger
Contra Dance is an event for the whole family and for dancers of any skill level. This particular date features the Mound City Slickers, a St. Louis-based string band.
MUSEUM OF ART AND ARCHEOLOGY FILM SERIES
Where: MU Pickard Hall, Room 106
When: June 1 and 21; July 19; Aug. 3 and 16, 7 p.m.
The Museum of Art and Archaeology brings old and new films to this series. Films this summer include: Manhattan, a compilation of various short films, Atlantic City, Rembrandt and Blade Runner.
TUESDAYS AT 2
Where: Missouri State Museum,
When: June 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2 to
From learning how to fire a cannon to understanding White Nose Syndrome, the rapidly spreading disease in bats, this weekly event in June offers educational content even when school is out. Tuesdays at 2 is geared toward children ages 6 to 12, but all are welcome.
MOVIE NIGHT AT THE ARMORY
Where: Armory Sports Center
When: June 2 and 16, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Free popcorn and juice are provided at this all-ages movie event at the Armory Sports Center. The Secret World of Arrietty plays on June 2, and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island on June 16.
Where: Ragtag Cinema
When: June 6, 6:30 p.m.; June 13,
7:30 p.m.; June 20, 6:30 p.m. and June 27,
Cost: $5 for members; $8.50 general admission
Each Saturday in June, Ragtag brings the second annual Homebrewed Series to Columbia residents. A mix of independent, American narratives comprise the festival along with Q-and-As with the filmmakers.
NEW VINTAGE DAY DINNER
Where: Stone Hill Winery
When: June 8, 7 p.m.
Cost: $70, all-inclusive
Call: 800-909-9463, ext. 21
Dave Johnson, senior winemaker at Stone Hill Winery and recipient of the 1994 Winemaker of the Year award, will provide commentary to accompany this dinner. Guests will begin the night with a wine reception followed by a gourmet dinner. Reservations required.
MOVIES IN THE PARK
Where: Flat Branch Park
When: June 8, 9 p.m.; July 13, 9 p.m.; Aug. 10, 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $2; free for children 8 and younger
It’s another summer of Movies in the Park at Flat Branch. Round up the kids because this year, Columbia Parks & Recreation and 101.5 KPLA present The Muppets on June 8, The Smurfs on July 13 and Dr. Suess’ The Lorax on Aug. 10.
GRAPES TO GLASS
Where: Stone Hill Winery, Hermann
When: June 9, July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 1, 2:45 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person
Call: 800-909-9463, ext. 21, for tickets and information
Stone Hill Winery hosts a tour for 40 guests during this private event. Winery visitors will learn secrets of the winemaking process and sample various wines and cheeses.
THE COURAGEOUS MOVIE EVENT
Where: Forum 8 Theatre
When: June 17, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
New Life Community Church in Columbia challenges men to step up this Father’s Day with a showing of the movie Courageous. The film details the lives of four police officers who struggle to balance their roles as cops and fathers.
Where: Adam Puchta Winery, Hermann
When: June 22, 6 to 8 p.m.; July 20, 6 to 8 p.m.; Aug. 17, 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $20 per person
For two hours one Friday each month, join fellow wine enthusiasts at Adam Puchta Winery for sparkling wine and delicious food. The event has a maximum of 30 people for each date, so register early.