Consider downtown Columbia lakefront activities. Yes, the festival of the arts banners are up (just as the Wine in the Woods banners came down), and they will in turn be replaced by the Columbia Boat Float and International Day banners. They help. Yes, CA publishes the family movie nights in their CA Monthly. This helps too, but I can never seem to find it when I need it.
I recently came across the lakefront activities calendar here, and a link to download the activities into either an iCal (Apple) and Google Calendar (duh) application (check lower right-hand-side of webpage). Many of parents-of-children-in-HCPSS already use a similar download for the school year calendar.
This means that I can access the movies and concerts from the desktop, laptop or smart phone. I can also set alerts for movies the family definitely wants to see (cue The Muppets, 23JUL12 and Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides, 03AUG12).
The effect is a helpful pocket reminder of things we want to see. I hope to see you all there too. HoCoBlogs@@@