Here are some of the updates I posted last week on the Missourian Neighborhood News Blog. Click the headlines to go to the post.
August 29, 2010 – 5:40 pm
By TRUPTI RAMI
Cyclists prepare to turn on 9th Street during Columbia’s first Cycle Chic Sunday ride. From 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, cyclists of all ages rode through downtown Columbia as a part of the Cycle Chic Sundays, a monthly ride where cyclists around the world choose “style over speed,” as the ride’s motto goes. These rides will take place from on the last Sunday of each month. The five-mile ride will begin and end at Flat Branch Park Gazebo. The next ride is scheduled for Sept. 26.
August 27, 2010 – 4:21 pm
By TRUPTI RAMI
The Blue Moon Concert Series in Forrest Rose Park near Mojo’s closed Thursday night with music from Motobeacon, Richard the Lionhearted and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.
The summer concert series ended after having free shows every Thursday since June 10.
Mojo’s will have a free show at 5 p.m. on Saturday with Rogue Valley.
August 26, 2010 – 12:29 pm
Author and MU alumna Ibtisam Barakat will speak at 10 a.m., Sept. 1 at Missouri United Methodist Church. Barakat, a Columbia writer and poet, will give a presentation about her book, “Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood,” at the church’s Women’s monthly meeting, which takes place in the parlor.
“She’s a beautiful writer,” said Diane Fitzgerald, the church member who scheduled Barakat’s appearance. “You can really tell she’s a poet.”
Fitzgerald expects an audience of 50, but the presentation is open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and to be signed by the author at the event, according to the weekly church newsletter, The Messenger.