PACE Presents Disney's MULAN

Showtimes:

  • Thursday, July 17 at 7 pm
  • Friday, July 18 at 7 pm
  • Saturday, July 19 at 2 pm and 7 pm
  • Sunday, July 20 at 2 pm

Seating is limited, so please make a reservation. HERE!

Ticket prices:

$12 - Adult
$10 - Student/Seniors
$8 - Children age 2 - 10

Travel back to the legendary, storytelling days of ancient China with Disney's MULAN JR., the action-packed stage adaptation of Disney's film.  Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor! Disney's MULAN JR. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor, and the fighting spirit. The score includes favorites like "Reflection," "Honor to Us All" and "I'll Make a Man Out of You."
Rated G


Venue:

Columbia Entertainment Company
1800 Nelwood Dr, Columbia, MO 65202

Rock Bridge State Park Nature Detectives

AS OF JUNE 6TH, ALL SPOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED!  MORE DATES MAY OPEN AT A LATER DATE.  I WILL KEEP EVERYONE INFORMED!


Enjoy the beauty of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park and learn about nature with your preschool child (3 - 6 years old). Naturalists lead a short hike followed by nature craft activity. Free, but registrations required. Last year's event was co-sponsored by the Friends of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Boones Lick Chapter of the Missouri Master Naturalists, Downtown Optimist Club, and Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.  

2014 Programs 


Lowe's Build and Grow Clinics




Bring your child to Lowe's on Saturdays to build something they get to bring home and call their own.  They ask that you pre-register for each workshop so they have have the amount of materials needed for each child.  After registering on their site, only the first 50 kids that have registered and present at the store at 10am will receive a kit, aprons and goggles. 

Next Clinic:  June 14th
I suggest to register early, as spots fill up fast!  
To see upcoming Build & Grow dates & to register, click HERE!

Home Depot | Kids Workshop




The Home Depot's Kids Workshops offer useful projects including the creation of toolboxes, fire trucks and mail organizers, as well as more educational projects, such as a window birdhouse, bughouse or Declaration of Independence frame kit.  The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, this fun time allows for quality one-on-one time between adults and children.


Next Clinic: June 7th

Lawn Mower

July 5th
Bug House


In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates' aprons, and an achievement pin.
  • When: First Saturday of every month
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Where: Home Depot off Clark Lane
  • Ages: 5-12 years
  • Price: FREE
  • Register HERE!

Lend & Learn Toy Library

 

 Lend & Learn Toy Libraries provide a safe location in which young children and their parents can play with toys that develop their motor and cognitive skills. Our toys can be enjoyed at the library or borrowed for free. The toy libraries also provide opportunities for parents to link with other parents.


Parents with children infant age to 3 are invited to explore educational toys, visit with the on-site early childhood specialist and browse resource materials on topics ranging from learning activities to toilet training.
Families can enjoy a large, safe, inviting space to play with their children and visit with others. There’s even an infant/toddler area that provides protected play space for the youngest children and their parents.
You also can check out developmentally appropriate toys for your children for free.

OPENING AUGUST 27, 2013 for the Fall season!

Lend & Learn is for children birth-3 years old! 
  • Where: 1010 Fay St. and 207 Park Ave.
  • When: 10am-1pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: First Chance for Children  
  • Visit Lend & Learn on Facebook.
NOTE: Lend & Learn is CLOSED when Columbia Public Schools are closed!
(Pictures were taken from the Fay Street Location)





Closet full of toys to check-out and bring home:

ARC | Little Gymmers


Come enjoy children’s activities in the ARC gymnasium reserved for children and an adult playmate.

A great place to let your kid run free and burn off some energy. The North side of the ARC's basketball gym was reserved for "Little Gymmer" time. They set out tons of balls, balance beam, 8ft basketball hoop, bowling and tricycles. My husband even had fun playing basketball!  It seems as if they have new stuff set out every time we are there.
  • When: Monday & Friday mornings
  • Where: ARC | 1701 W. Ash Street
  • Price: $1.00 for children and adults.
  • Time: 10am-11am
  • Ages: 2-6
  • Website: Columbia Parks & Recreation

Barnes & Noble | Story Time

Head on over to Barnes & Noble for free story time on Saturdays & Mondays.  Not only is storytime super fun for the kids but you'll get in a nice break - where you can take advantage of their complimentary Wi-Fi (great for browsing through books on your Nook or Kindle if you have one!)  After storytime, check out their amazing children's section while letting your kids explore all the toys and books that Barnes & Noble has to offer.  My kids think the best part of storytime is the play time that follows!  The Columbia Barnes & Noble has a Thomas the Train table and a NEW Duplo Lego Table area that is great for toddlers! 
  • When: Saturday & Monday | 10:30am
  • Where: Barnes & Noble | Columbia Mall
  • Cost: Free

Chuck E. Cheese






"Where a Kid can be a Kid!"


Price: ALL games & rides 25 cents!

I never thought I would step foot in this place, knowing that it is a mad house, but come to find out, they have an area in the back for toddlers that was somewhat calm. Games and a play area with a slide just for their size! All games were 25 cents...you can't beat that! The pizza was surprisingly good too! Check out their website for coupons & join their email club and save more!

It can be a cheap and fun experience for the whole family with the coupons they send out!

HyVee Fun


Then vs. Now

I was looking back on an old post and came across the picture above.  I thought to myself, "What ever happened to those fun green mini-carts at HyVee?"  I stopped and asked an employee at the Conley location last week and she said that they all disappeared (ie: stolen from the stores).  So sad.  They were so much fun.
UPDATE: The Nifong store has them available at the costumer service desk! 



HyVee Tip:  The bakery gives free cookies for little ones if you ask!  Makes shopping easier.

Parents As Teachers | Screening Services


I took advantage of this great program through Parents As Teachers last year.  Although we were cut from the PAT home visits program over the Spring, I was excited to hear that we still qualified for the FREE screening.  It was a great experience and I was happy that I called to make the appointment.  I will defiantly be back to have my daughter screened. 

Prior to the appointment, the staff asks if you would pick up and complete the paperwork before your scheduled appointment to help save on time.  You will also need a copy of your child's immunization record.

The Early Childhood Department of Columbia Public Schools provides FREE screening services for children(6 months to kindergarten entry).
Why have your child screened?

Screening is a quick and effective way to look at a child in comparison with other children his age.  It can determine whether or not a child is developing within the normal range for his age.

Who can be screened?

  • Infant/Toddlers: (6 months to 34 months of age).  Call 214-3955 to schedule an appointment for your child.  Screenings are held at the Parents as Teachers office. This service is for any infant/toddler who is NOT receiving home visits from Parents as Teachers.  PAT families have screenings conducted in their homes during personal visits.

  • Preschoolers: (36 months to Kindergarten entry).  Call 214-3585 to schedule an appointment for your child.  Screenings for this age are held at the Field Building, 1010 Rangeline Columbia, MO.  This service is for all children who reside in the Columbia PublicSchool District.  Screening results for this age group can be used to determine eligibility for the Title I Preschool admission and Early Childhood Special Education services.

For more information, visit their website: PAT: Screening Services

ARC | Little Swimmers

Image of ARC logo
Bring your little ones to the ARC for some swimming and fun!  The ARC offers Little Swimmers throughout the year.  You DO NOT have to be a member of the ARC to participate in Little Swimmers.  Just drop in during the scheduled time, and for a buck, enjoy an hour of swimming fun!


  • When: Monday-Thursday 11am-12pm 
  • Price: $1.00 for kids & adults
  • Website:  ARC Little Swimmers

Come enjoy the water play structure, zero-depth area and the lazy river of the ARC Water Zone during a time specifically reserved for the little ones and an adult playmate.



Open Recreation | Game Room



Imagination Library | Free Children Books

Dolly Partons Imagination Library
A must do if you have not signed up for this program that Columbia offers! Every month, I look forward to checking the mail to see what book we got. All of the books have been great reads and age appropriate. 

Columbia babies born on or after January 1, 2008 with a Columbia address may join & will receive a free hardback book in the mail every month until they turn 5.  The first book is “The Little Engine That Could” (Dolly’s favorite) and the rest are tailored to the child’s reading level.

  • Application Link:
  • More information: