Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Looking Forward Columbia

I am slowly, but surely, getting the hang of this working mom thing.  It is not for the faint of heart.  Juggling childcare, (which is piece-meal right now since Jones can't start daycare until June), work, showers (yes, these have to be scheduled now!), laundry, dishes, diapers, breast feeding/pumping, exercise, family-time, couple-time, and friends, is a lot of work, and takes careful balancing of time.  I am so lucky to have a wonderful husband and family to help, but seriously, it's a lot to figure out!

But, with all that said, I am getting better with the time management thing and adjusting to my altered sleep schedule, so hopefully my blog posts will become more regular again. 

Spring is such a fun time in Columbia--so many things going on!  Here are a few I'm looking forward to in the next few weeks:

Springtime at the Garden Festival at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden: This Saturday from 9-4.  There will be Master Gardeners on-hand to answer your gardening questions--I'm hoping to ask how to (organically) prevent those pesky vine-borers from killing my squash plants this year--and composting demonstrations.  There will also be live music and arts and crafts for the kids.  Free with membership or general admission.

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Assassins at Trustus Theatre: From the Trustus website: "ASSASSINS is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. This most American of musicals lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a historical "revusical" that explores the dark side of the American experience."  Sounds interesting, huh?  The show runs March 25th- April 16th.  James and I will be in attendance on April 7th.

Arts & Draughts
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Arts and Draughts at CMA:  The Columbia Museum of Art hosts this First Friday event one last time before the summer--April 1, 2011.  You can explore open galleries, listen to live music, see a live figure drawing session, and taste beer at the same time--$5 for CMA members and $7 for non-members.  Doors open at 7, music begins at 8.

KD's Treehouse Little Earth Day Celebration: Saturday: April 9th from 10-1, in the parking lot behind KD's Treehouse.  There will be arts & crafts for kids, live music from The Steel Band Project, a local writer book-signing and more!  Fun for the kiddos!

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Slow Food at Indie Grits Sustainable Chef's Tasting Party & Hosted Potluck:
Wednesday, April 13th at 6:30 PM in the All Local Farmer's Market building on Whaley Street- join local chefs dedicated to sustainable and local ingredients for a tasting.  There will also be live music, locally-brewed beers, and wine.  $20 for Slow Food and Nickelodeon members, $40 general admission.

What are you looking forward to in the next few warm spring-time weeks?

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