Friday, April 29, 2011

MU Tigers Football vs. Western Illinois, Sept 17 2011

The MU Tigers Football team takes on Western Illinois on September 17, 2011 at Faurot Field.

It is 'Family Weekend' with lots of activities and family fun on game day.  At the time of this post, all four of our guest rooms at the University Avenue Bed & Breakfast are fully booked.  We will add you to our wait list if you give us a call or write us an email.

Brian & Kathy Slind
Owners, University Avenue Bed and Breakfast
Columbia, Missouri
573-499-1920
Columbia Missouri Bed and Breakfast

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Missouri State Track Championships 2011

The 2011 Missouri State Track Championships are coming to Jefferson City the last 2 weekends in May.

This MSHAA competition for 1A and 2A school will takes place at Lincoln University in the beautiful capital city on May 20 and 21. The 3A and 4A schools will compete on May 27 and 28.

Brian & Kathy Slind
Columbia Missouri Bed and Breakfast

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Annual Memorial Day Celebration & Air Show 2011, Columbia Mo

The 23rd Annual Memorial Day Celebration & Air Show in Columbia Missouri will be May 26 thru May 30, 2011.

It is a wonderful weekend to salute our military personnel and show your support of them. There is a parade through downtown Columbia, and Air Show at the Columbia Regional Airport, an Honored Guest Banquet and a tribute ceremony held at the Boone County Court House.

We hope to see you there and we hope to see you at the University Avenue Bed and Breakfast.  For those that have military ID, we offer a year round discount of 20% off lodging.

To all the service men and women out there, we just want to say Thank You! for all you do for this country and its citizens.

Brian & Kathy Slind
Owners, University Avenue Bed and Breakfast
Columbia, Missouri
573-499-1920
Columbia Missouri Bed and Breakfast

Monday, April 25, 2011

Stained Glass Theater - You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

The Stained Glass Theater of Mid-Missouri, a Jefferson City Christian theater group, presents their next production “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” April 28 thru May 14 with performances on only Thursday's and Friday's at 7:30pm on a Saturday matinee at 2pm.

Join the Peanuts gang in this fast paced, lighthearted musical, guaranteed to please audiences of all ages! Fun, laughter and sincerity build the mood as musical numbers such as My Blanket and Me, The Kite, The Baseball Game and Suppertime portray events that take place in the life of good ol' Charlie Brown.

Brian & Kathy Slind
Owners, University Avenue Bed and Breakfast
Columbia, Missouri
573-499-1920
Columbia Missouri Bed and Breakfast

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mizzou Tgers Football - seaon opener 2011

Mizzou Tigers Football returns to Faurot Field with the season opener against Miami (Ohio) on September 3, 2011.  Are you Ready!

Game time is yet to be announced but check back about 3 weeks prior to September 3rd on the Event Calendar page of our website and we will update the game time once Mizzou Athletics posts it.  You can also click here for the Mizzou Athletics football schedule.

At the time of this blog post, we have 3 of our 4 guest rooms available at the University Avenue Bed & Breakfast.  Check our website's availability calendar here or you can go to our guest room page here.

Brian & Kathy Slind
Owners, University Avenue Bed and Breakfast
Columbia, Missouri
573-499-1920
Columbia Missouri Bed and Breakfast

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dudamel Conducts Brahms - June 5, 2011

Dudamel Conducts Brahms Sunday June 5, 2011 in this the final Live telecast concert by the L.A. Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel conducting.

Power and beauty can be heard throughout Brahms’ Fourth Symphony, from the tragic first movement – the composer at his most dramatic and passionate – through the requiem-like second and surprisingly joyful third, to the climactic final chords of the forceful last movement. Dudamel also is joined by brothers Renaud and Gautier Capu├žon for Brahms’ towering Double Concerto, Brahms’ final orchestral work.

This concert begins at 5pm ET / 2pm PT, with a run time of 2 hours & 30 minutes.  Check with your local theatre listings for location.  You can also click here to find more information about tickets and theatres broadcasting the performance.

Brian & Kathy Slind
Owners, University Avenue Bed and Breakfast
Columbia, Missouri
573-499-1920
Columbia Missouri Bed and Breakfast

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

'Blind' Boone Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival

'Blind' Boone Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival returns on Sunday June 5 & 6, 2011 at Jesse Hall on the beautiful University of Missouri campus.

Come for two full days packed with the best entertainment- open piano's, music fairs, seminars, cameo appearances and concerts with all your favorite Ragtime music.

An 'All Event Pass' is $110, Individual show are $30 and tickets can be found here.

Give us a call to make your lodging plans.  We are about a 10 minute walk to Jesse Hall and we have a morning breakfast you dont want to miss.

Brian & Kathy Slind
Owners, University Avenue Bed and Breakfast
Columbia Missouri Bed and Breakfast

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Art in the Park 2011 - Stephens Lake Park, Columbia

Art in the Park is Mid-Missouri's oldest Fine Arts and Crafts Fair and celebrates its 53rd year in 2011 at Stpehens Lake Park.  Sonsored by Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs & Columbia's Convention & Tourism Bureau this family fun event brings in world class artisans from all over the United States to show their talents in wood working, metal art, painting. pottery, jewelry and many other mediums.

This FREE and open to the public event runs from 10:00am - 7:00pm on June 4th and from 10:00am - 4:00pm on June 5th 2011.

Come to Columbia and be sure to make your lodging at the University Avenue Bed and Breakfast where you will find the peace and quiet of our home which is located only about 3/4 of a mile from Stephens Lake.

Brian & Kathy Slind
Owners, University Avenue Bed and Breakfast
Columbia, Missouri
573-499-1920
Columbia Missouri Bed and Breakfast

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Anchor Festival - Centralia Missouri 2011

Come out to the Anchor Festival in Centralia Missouri on June 3-5, 2011 as they celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this annual family fun event.

Held in the city square of Centralia, there will be continuous entertainment, crafts, concessions, carnival, 3-on-3 basketball, softball, pedal pull, tractor show, car show, fun run, anchor driving, parade, kids’ corner and archery shoot.  Click here to find out more information.

Brian & Kathy Slind
Owners, University Avenue Bed and Breakfast
Columbia, Missouri
573-499-1920
Columbia Missouri Bed and Breakfast

Friday, April 15, 2011

From Vienna to Broadway presented by the Columbia Chorale


Strauss' waltzes and Offenbach's operettas crossed the Atlantic in the late 1800s to gradually be transformed into American musical theater as we know it.

Doors open at 6:00PM with the performance starting at 7:00PM.  Ticket information can be found here

Plan to stay at the University Avenue Bed & Breakfast the night of this concert.  You will get a great nights rest and a wonderful breakfast the next morning to help get your day off to a great start.

Brian & Kathy Slind
Owners, University Avenue Bed and Breakfast
Columbia, Missouri
573-499-1920

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

United States of America – Civil War 150th Anniversary

Today marks the 150th Anniversary of the beginning of the U.S. Civil War that took hundreds of thousands of lives over about 4 years and forever shaped the United States of America.

Even as I reflect back on how it might have been, I still can’t help to think that it is my hope that this country which has been so blessed does not fall into that kind of evil again.

As a reminder, Missouri’s Civil War 150th anniversary commemoration of the First Battle of Boonville, June 17-19, 2011 is coming up in 2 months. This first battle was fought on June 17, 1861, and occurred before the First Battle of Bull Run in Virginia (June 22, 1861) insured that the state of Missouri and the Missouri River would remain under Union control.

This event is sponsored by the Boonville Civil War Commemorative Commission, Boonville Tourism Commission, and the Missouri 2nd Artillery.

The site of the reenactment battle will be the Dr. Willard Avery farm on Rocheport Road, just east of the Boonville city limits, and the location of the original Civil War battle.  Click on this link for more information about the event, registration for those wishing to actively participate, and a full weekend schedule.

Below are a few websites that provide good details and information about Missouri's involvement in the Civil War.

Missouri Civil War Sesquicentennial

Missouri Civil War

The Civil War in Missouri

Civil War in Missouri Facts

As you plan out your day trips around the state for the various Civil War reenactment events, don't forget to make your lodging with the University Avenue Bed & Breakfast ideally located in central Missouri and a great 'home base' for many events in the surrounding areas.

Brian & Kathy Slind
Owners, University Avenue Bed and Breakfast
Columbia, Missouri
573-499-1920

Monday, April 11, 2011

Open Borders Music Series presents: Leela & Ellie Grace!

Open Borders Music Series is proud to present Leela and Ellie Grace for a 'Homecoming' concert in Columbia Missouri on Saturday May 21st at 2615 Shepard Blvd (Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia).

Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 7:30.  Suggested donation of $12 ($6 under 16 or over 64) is appreciated and all proceeds going to the artists.

Leela Grace and Ellie Grace are singers, multi-instrumentalists, songwriters, and percussive dancers who grew up traveling across North America performing with their parents Paul & Win Grace as The Grace Family. For the past 10 years, they have been making a name for themselves around the country as a duo, in addition to offering solo appearances, and touring with nationally-known bands such as the Dirk Powell Band. Leela and Ellie have been acclaimed by audiences and fellow musicians alike for their powerful voices, close sisterly harmonies, warm stage presence, driving old-time instrumentals, and precision percussive dance.

Open Borders Music Series and its supporting sponsors have no affiliation with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia.

Brian & Kathy Slind
Owners, University Avenue Bed and Breakfast
Columbia, Missouri
573-499-1920
Columbia Missouri Bed and Breakfast

Saturday, April 9, 2011

University Concert Series- Sacred Concerts of Duke Ellington

University Concert Series presents the Sacred Concerts of Duke Ellington on Thursday April 28 at 7pm in Jesse Hall! The Choral Union will combine with MU's Concert Jazz Band to perform the "Sacred Concerts" by America's jazz genius, Duke Ellington. You now have a chance to hear what Ellington described as "...the most important thing I have ever done."

Also featured is Choral Union's own pianist, Rachel AuBuchon, in three evocative and creative settings of Langston Hughes' jazz-inspired poetry, "Harlem Songs" by Gwyenth Walker, followed by Kirke Mechem's "Songs Of The Slave" from his opera, John Brown.

Tickets to this concert at Jesse Hall can be found here and after the concert spend the night at the University Avenue Bed and Breakfast. We are about a 10 minute walk to Jesse Hall and a that means you can leave your vehicle parked in our parking lot so you dont have to find a parking spot.

Brian & Kathy Slind
Owners, University Avenue Bed and Breakfast
Columbia, Missouri
573-499-1920
Columbia Missouri Bed and Breakfast

Friday, April 8, 2011

Stephens College presents Annual Spring Choral Concert

Stephens College presents Annual Spring Choral Concert on April 22, 2011 at 3 p.m.
This annual performance is in the Historic Senior Hall Recital Hall at 100 Waugh St.

Come and enjoy performances by the Stephens College Choir and The Velvetones, the College’s a cappella jazz ensemble.

For all ages and this concert is FREE and open to the public.
Contact the Performing Arts Box Office at (573) 876-7199 for more information about the concert.

The University Avenue Bed & Breakfast is a short 10 minute walk from the Stephens College campus.  Book your nights lodging for the Annual Spring Choral Concert and stay at the B&B the night of.  Give us a call at 573-499-1920 or check out our new website.

Brian & Kathy Slind
Owners, University Avenue Bed and Breakfast
Columbia, Missouri

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fulton Missouri Street Fair 2011

The Fulton Missouri Street Fair is June 17-18, 2011!  The Fulton Street Fair Committee is working hard to bring many new and exciting changes to this years fair.

Check the Fulton Street Fair website often as they update the 2011 fair schedule.  Whether you are a returning vendor, a 5K runner racing through, or a family enjoying the parade, everyone is looking forward  and excited to welcome you to downtown Fulton where there’s “Something for Everyone . . . in The District.”

Columbia is a short 25 minute drive from Fulton and we would love to have you come stay with us at the University Avenue Bed & Braekfast while attending this event.  Give us a call today!
Brian & Kathy Slind
Owners, University Avenue Bed and Breakfast
Columbia, Missouri
573-499-1920

Monday, April 4, 2011

2011 Show-Me State Games in Columbia Missouri

The 2011 Show-Me State Games here in Columbia Missouri are just 3-1/2 more months away.  Have you been practing?  Do you have your team ready?  The games will be held this year begining July 22, 23 & 24 and then again the following weekend of July 29, 30 & 31.

Our Columbia Missouri Bed and Breakfast is here to serve you for your lodging needs and right now we have all 4 of our lovely guest room available, plus as an added bonus, if you go to our Google Places special offers page you can find out about recieving a 15% discount on your lodging bill just for participating in the Show-Me Games.  Simply Click Here to be taken to our Google Places page to read about our 'Show-Me 15%' and many other discounts we offer.

Brian & Kathy Slind
Owners, University Avenue Bed and Breakfast
Columbia, Missouri
573-499-1920

Saturday, April 2, 2011

2011 Show-Me State Senior Games

Come to the 2011 Missouri Show-Me State Senior Games this June 10, 11 & 12 here in Columbia Missouri.  The Senior Games are an Olympic style sports competition for individuals who are age 50 and older.

All qualifying participants from the Missouri State Senior Games will be forwarded to the National Senior Games office for the National competitions to be held in Houston Texas on June 16-30.

For those in Missouri who are planning on coming to Columbia for the Senior Games we at the University Avenue Bed & Breakfast want to let you know about our "Show-Me 15%" discount coupon listed on our Google Places page.  Show us your games registration and print off the coupon for a savings of 15% off your lodging bill.  Click Here to find our discount coupon.

Brian & Kathy Slind
Owners, University Avenue Bed and Breakfast
Columbia, Missouri
573-499-1920
Columbia Missouri Bed and Breakfast

Friday, April 1, 2011

University Avenue Bed and Breakfast new website goes Live

The University Avenue Bed and Breakfast new website has now gone Live! (finally), and this is no April Fools joke.

Go on over and check it out, and if you feel so lead, let me know what you think.

We have 4 guest rooms, all with private bath and a very delicous breakfast is served in the morning with coffee, tea, juice, milk.

Brian & Kathy Slind
Owners, University Avenue Bed and Breakfast
Columbia, Missouri
573-499-1920
Columbia Missouri Bed and Breakfast