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April 12; 9:00 a.m. Rocky Hollow Conservation Area
Wildflower Hike: Carpool from Stephens Lake Park Parking
Lot at 9:00 a.m. (the lot at the entrance on Old 63). We'll
stop at Union Covered Bridge on the way. Hiking time is a
little over an hour with less than moderate difficulty.
Driving time is about an hour there and 45 minutes return from
Columbia. Call Tom Lata at 573-489-2302.
April 15; 6:30 p.m., Beyond Coal talk with Andy Knott, Sierra Club Beyond Coal Representative. Andy Knott, a Sierra Club representative of the Beyond Coal Campaign working in the St. Louis office will appear in the Friend’s Room at the Daniel Boone Regional Library as our guest speaker on Tuesday, April 15. He will talk to us about the future of Columbia Water & Light's coal burning, investments in more solar and wind, and energy efficiency. There will be opportunities for questions and a chance to become more involved in the campaign. Come at 6:30 for light refreshments then the program will start at 7 p.m.
May 1; 6:00 p.m. Film and Potluck, Home of Scott and Jan Dye: Join us for a series of environmental films designed to inform and educate you on important topics relating to the environment, sustainability, and global climate change. Tonight's movie: "Bag It", starring Ray Anderson and Noam Choomsky, a film about plastic bags that evolves into an extensive investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans and even our bodies. Don't have time to make something for the potluck, or you don't have access to a kitchen? No worries, come anyway; there is always enough for everyone. Friends are welcome; bring a chair or floor pillow as seating may be limited. We'll start the film around 6:30 p.m. A discussion will follow if time allows. Address is 2222 Bluff Blvd., Columbia, MO.
May 10; 9:30 a.m.; Hike at Three Creeks Conservation
Area: Carpool from Stephens Lake Park Parking Lot at
9:30 a.m. (the lot at the entrance on Old 63) OR meet us at
the east entrance (access road off Hwy 63 across from Deer
Park Store). We should still see some wildflowers. Unless the
creeks are high, hike should be moderately easy. Estimated two
hours hiking time. Call Tom Lata at 573-489-2302.
May 17; 6:00 p.m.; Osage Group annual Silent Auction Fundraiser and Potluck Party! Great food, great people and a great cause. Where: Home of Marion and Harman Dickerson, 3651 S. Ben Williams Rd., Columbia, MO 65201. Directions: From Columbia, take Hwy. 63 South to the AC/Grindstone Parkway exit. Go left (east) 3.8 miles. Take a right onto Ben Williams. The house is the first one on the right past the little creek. It is a brown brick ranch. This is our most popular event as well as our major fundraiser. The food is always delicious, everyone has a great time, and best of all, and the funds help support our conservation issues. Bring a dish to share and whatever you want to drink. Donations for the auction are gratefully received. Except for large items of furniture, any item too good for a garage sale is appropriate. In the past, our donations have included household items, glass-ware, books, artwork, gift certificates from local merchants, vacation stays, etc. If you have an item to donate but cannot attend, call Marion at (573)875-2916 and we will arrange pickup. Also, we will store items until the date of the auction as space allows. If you do not have an item to donate, come anyway. Donators please try to arrive by 5 p.m. to give us time to mark and set up your item(s). We hope you can come and help support the Osage Group.
June 5; 6:00 p.m. Film and Potluck, Home of Scott and Jan Dye: Join us for a series of environmental films designed to inform and educate you on important topics relating to the environment, sustainability, and global climate change. Tonight's movie: "Vanishing of the Bees", starring Ellen Page, Maryann Frazier. This documentary takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. 1 hour 28 minutes. Don't have time to make something for the potluck, or don't have access to a kitchen? No worries, come anyway; there is always enough for everyone. Friends are welcome; bring a chair or floor pillow as seating may be limited. We'll start the film around 6:30 p.m. A discussion will follow the film if time allows. Address is 2222 Bluff Blvd., Columbia, MO.