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Here’s what’s happening in Mid-Missouri:

Every Friday Evening Seafood & Fried Chicken Dinner
Enjoy seafood and fried chicken dinner each Friday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 at The Jefferson City American Legion Post 5. They’re located at 1423 Tanner Bridge Rd. For more info and other events, visit Post5.com.

Wednesday, September 27th: MRRL Bookmobile at the Mall
Catch the Missouri River Regional Library Bookmobile at their next stop at the Capital Mall in the lot between JC Penney and Hy-Vee on Wednesday, September 27th from 12 PM to 1:30 PM. They offer a full range of children’s & adult titles, including fiction & non-fiction, paperbacks, CDs, & DVDs. In addition, any title from their regular collection can be requested through the bookmobile & picked up at the appropriate stop. Want some more info? Visit mrrl.org.

Friday, September 29th: 7th Annual Rhineland Truck and Tractor Pull
Join the Pullin’ for the Park Team for the 7th Annual Rhineland Truck and Tractor Pull on Friday, September 29th at 4:00 pm in Rhineland Park. This annual Truck and Tractor Pull raises money for new park equipment at Rhineland Park. Gates open at 4 P.M. with the pull starting at 7 P.M. There will be a full concession stand. This is a BYOB event with a $10 cooler donation fee. Details here.

Friday, September 29th: Mid America Bank Helias Homecoming Tailgate
Join Mid America Bank on Friday, September 29th beginning at 5:30 at the Crusader Athletic Complex for a Helias Homecoming tailgate! They’ll have free Champs chicken sandwich meals while supplies last and fun giveaways so come hungry and ready to cheer on your Helias Crusaders. Details here.

Monday, October 2nd: Mid America Band & Caspers 66 Linn Football Tailgate
Join Mid America Bank and Casper’s 66 for a Linn Wildcat Football Tailgate! Monday, October 2nd, 4:30 pm at Linn Football Field Main Gate. Hot dogs, chips, and giveaways while supplies last! Come ready to celebrate your Linn Wildcats. Details here.

Saturday, October 7th: MRRL 2nd Annual Foundation Trivia Night
Join the Missouri River Regional Library Foundation at their 2nd Annual Trivia Night! Test your knowledge on a variety of topics while supporting the Library! Drinks and desserts are provided. Bring your own snacks to enjoy! Doors open at 5:30 pm, Trivia will start at 6:00 pm. $25 per ticket or $300 for a table sponsorship. Buy your tickets or table here.

Thursday, October 12th: Capital City CASA Raise Your Glass
Capital City CASA invites you to Raise Your Glass on Thursday, October 12th at Capital Bluffs Event Center. Doors open at 5:00 pm with 19th Hole, wine pull, and silent auction following. Enjoy hors d’ouerves and a cash bar at 6:00 p.m. The Capital City CASA Program begins at 7:30 pm with comedian Tim Gaither taking the stage at 8:00 pm. Find out more about the CASA program and how you can help children in Cole County. Get your tickets here.

Sunday, October 15th – St. Anthony Parish Fall Festival
Join in the fun at the St. Anthony Parish Fall Festival in St. Anthony on Sunday, October 15th. Serving buffet style from 11:30 am-4 pm. Fresh whole hog sausage and roast beef dinners with mashed potatoes & gravy, kraut & potatoes, cole slaw, applesauce, and pie. Tickets are $15 for adults, children 6-12 are $7 and kids 5 and under are free. Carryouts are $15. Enjoy their country store, raffle, and children’s games.

Wednesday, October 18th – Mid-MO Veterans Express
Mid-MO Veterans Express has come together to offer Vietnam Veterans an opportunity for an all-expense paid one-day bus trip to Perryville, MO on Wednesday, October 18th to visit the Missouri National Veterans Memorial. A meal will be provided by the American Legion Post 133 after visiting the memorial. To sign up, visit mmvexpress.org.

Wednesday, October 18th – 21st Annual Keep The Home Fires Burning Chili Supper
Make plans to dine in or carry out for the 21st Annual Keep The Home Fires Burning Chili Supper on Wednesday, October 14 from 4-7 p.m. at Eagles on Missouri Blvd. Tickets are $10.00 and you can pick those up from your local realtor or at the door. The night is sponsored by the Jefferson City Area Board of REALTORS® All proceeds benefit The Samaritan Center’s Utility Assistance Program. Enjoy music by Roadhouse Band from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. To further assist the Samaritan Center with their need for food, they will be collecting non-perishable food donations like cereal, canned fruit & vegetables, mac & cheese, peanut butter, etc., at the event.

Thursday, October 19th – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson City Chili Cook-Off and Cornhole Tournament
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson City Chili Cook Off and Cornhole Tournament is Thursday, October 19, at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds. The Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for 5-7:30 p.m. and the Cornhole Tournament begins at 5:30 p.m. Registration fee for the Cornhole Tournament is $100/per team; Chili Cookoff is $50/per team; and General Admission is $15/per person before October 12th and $20/per person at the event. To purchase tickets, enter a Chili Cook-Off &/or Cornhole team, go to bbbsjeffersoncity.org. Proceeds benefit BBBS of Jefferson City.

Wednesday, October 25th – RACS Masquerade Gala
Join RACS on Wednesday, October 25 at Capital Bluffs Event Center at 6 p.m. as they unmask domestic violence in Central Missouri at their annual RACS Masquerade Gala. The gala includes dinner, entertainment, a silent auction, and a live auction. Tickets are $50 a piece, $80 a couple, or a table of 8 for $300. Get yours here.

Saturday, October 28th – Jefferson City Jaycees Trunk or Treat 2023
Looking for a safe place for the kids to trick or treat? The Jefferson City Jaycees will be hosting the 15th annual trunk or treat from 2:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 28th at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds. Admission is one dollar per child with proceeds benefiting Operation T.O.Y.S. Bring your little ones out for games, activities, and goodies! Enjoy a safe and fun environment. For details.

Friday, November 3rd – CMFCAA Puttin’ On The Ritz 2023 Gala
Enjoy a great evening out for a wonderful cause. Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association’s annual gala, Puttin’ On The Ritz will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on November 3rd at Capitol Plaza Hotel. The theme for the gala is the roaring ‘20s to spotlight the ever-increasing need for foster and adoptive homes and families. Get your tickets here.

Saturday, November 11th – Thanksgiving Before Thanksgiving 50/50 Raffle
Sign up for the Thanksgiving Before Thanksgiving 50/50 Raffle, put on by Keeping Hope Alive. Half of the proceeds go to the winner and the other half will go to Keeping Hope Alive, a non-profit organization that helps vulnerable, neglected, and abused children and parents in the foster care community. The drawing will happen on November 11 at 7 p.m. Go to KeepHopeAliveUSA.com to purchase tickets or for more information.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson City
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson City requires mentors, especially male role models. They have two different types of mentoring programs. The organization is looking for individuals who can be consistent friends to a child.  You can learn more and sign up to become a mentor by going online to bbbsjeffersoncity.org.

Donate or Volunteer at The Food Bank
The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri relies heavily on donations and volunteers to operate efficiently. Through their partnership with Feeding America and local organizations, The Food Bank has incredible bulk purchasing power so they can do more with every dollar donated. Learn more about making a donation, volunteering, or hosting a food drive at sharefoodbringhope.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drives
Donating blood makes a big difference in the lives of others. The American Red Cross is looking for healthy donors to help save lives and give blood by booking an appointment. Find an upcoming blood drive near you by going online to redcrossblood.org.

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