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Planetarium Volunteers Needed — The CPS Planetarium located at Rock Bridge High School is looking for volunteers to work during the upcoming special laser light shows on May 2-12. They need anyone who can sit, stand, and/or walk, as well as count and read and write to serve as greeters, box office, ushers, and watchers. For more information, click on the flyer. Or, if you can't help, just come to one of the shows with your family, friends, and neighbors. (Posted 4/22/19)

Elementary Teachers Needed — The Islamic School of Columbia is looking for certificated (or certification eligible) elementary teachers for the 2019-20 school year. You do not need to be Islamic to apply as they serve students from more than fifteen countries. Click here for more information or to apply. (Posted 4/12/19)

Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation grant — Applications are now being accepted from Missouri classroom teachers for one of seven grants to be awarded in our MRTA region. Funds may be appropriated in the areas of resources, leadership, research, or materials. Deadline for applications to be received is June 30. Click here for the application. For questions about this application, please contact the MRTA office at (877) 366-6782. (Posted 4/11/19)

Habitat for Humanity Garage Sale — The Show-Me Central affiliate of Habitat for Humanity is holding their 31st annual garage sale to raise money for Habitat projects serving Boone County. They will soon be accepting donations of items for the sale and they want to encourage everyone to attend the sale on April 13. Click here to see the flyer for all the information.(Posted 03/25/19).

Summer field trips — You will again have two options to join with your fellow retirees in attending a performance at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre and at the Maples Repertory Theatre in Macon. The Arrow Rock show will be All Shook Up, a musical with Elvis Presley music that's based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Prior to the performanace, you'll gather for lunch at J. Huston Tavern. Show date is Wednesday, July 3. The Maples Repertory Theatre show will be The Savannah Sipping Society, the story of four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, who are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Lunch will be either at Ashley's Apple Basket Cafe or Pear Tree Kitchen & Bar. Show date is Friday, July 12. For more information or to download the flyer, click here. (Posted 02/20/19).

Send books to Bagram Airfield — The USO at Bagram hosts a program called United Through Reading (UTR). This program allows service members to video themselves reading a book to their child. The USO then mails the recording and the book to the service member's home so their child can see AND hear their parent read a story to them while following along with the book in hand. To donate new books that they can have on hand in their UTR library for this service, follow these steps:

Supplies needed for PET Project — The Mobility Worldwide ministry is in constant need of supplies to pack in with the mobility vehicles, known as a PET, for shipment all over the world. These carts have been built in Columbia since 1995. To fill up a shipping container, volunteers include many other items. You can either take items to the PET facility at 1908 Heriford, or bring them to the April BRTA meeting. Here's what's needed: