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For November, we're talking British dramas, comfort food, honoring veterans and helping our community.

Each month, Vox curates a list of can't-miss shops, eats, reads and experiences. We find the new, trending or underrated to help you enjoy the best our city has to offer. 

Watch…

Ammonite, a British period drama starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, is coming to Ragtag Cinema Nov. 13. This film, directed by Francis Lee (God’s Own Country), first premiered worldwide at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2019 and spotlights many contemporary issues and conversations. Set in the 1840s and based on the life of well-known paleontologist Mary Anning, the historical film tells the story of her romantic relationship with geologist Charlotte Murchison. Both women come from different worlds, but their bond defies their differences.

Ragtag Cinema, 10 Hitt Street, Columbia, MO, 65201; beginning Nov. 13, $9.50, adults; $7.50 seniors and children; $5.50, members; $7.50 for weekend matinees

Order…

A seasonal staple like butternut squash gnocchi with toasted pecans, sage and parmesan at Sycamore. For even more fall squash-plus-pasta goodness, Pasta La Fata, a vendor at Columbia Farmers Market, is offering its seasonal favorite butternut squash gorgonzola ravioli. Owner Shelly La Fata uses locally grown squash in her products. Folks can buy the ravioli at the farmers market or online.

Sycamore, 800 East Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201; Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., (573) 874-8090

Columbia Farmers Market, 1769 West Ash Street, Columbia, MO 65201; Sat. 9 a.m. to noon

Run…

In the Truman VA Medical Research Foundation’s third annual Veterans Day Honor Walk and 5K Run. This time, around it's virtual, and participants are encouraged to complete their walk or run between Nov. 1 and 23. Do it all at once or over the course of a few days on whichever path is your favorite. Proceeds go toward Harry S. Truman VA Hospital’s medical research projects.

Register on their website, $25

Sponsor…

A local family in the Voluntary Action Center’s holiday program. For the past 37 years, the program has matched sponsors with families, adults with disabilities and seniors. Sponsors provide gifts and food for the holidays. This year, the program will sponsor around 975 households, an increase from last year, but it currently has only around 500 sponsors. Because of COVID-19, the VAC encourages sponsors to provide gift cards when possible. Tangible gifts are still welcome, but this option allows families the flexibility to purchase what they need in person or online. Participants can sponsor a family, send a monetary donation or volunteer for collection and distribution.

Sign up for sponsorship on the VAC's website.

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