Events Calendar

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Upcoming Events

Nov. 18-22:

UCM Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Barefoot in the Park” at Highlander Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for the general public, $10 for UCM faculty, staff, senior citizens and military, and $7 for students. Tickets are available through the Box Office in Wood 128 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information is available by calling the Department of Theatre and Dance at 660-543-4020.

Saturday, Nov. 22:

Johnson County Adult Literacy Program SCRABBLE Tournament and Silent Auction will be 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at the American Legion Hall, East Business Route 50 in Warrensburg. Bid on crafts, clothing, consumables, gift certificates and more. All proceeds benefit JCALP, a local nonprofit organization providing adult tutoring for the Johnson County community. For more information, contact Jamie Grohe at or call 660-429-5442.

Live music at The Bay in Warrensburg, 139 W. Pine St.: Monkey Boy W/ Dead Skeletons (Featuring Heidi Phillips from Frogpond) on Saturday, Nov. 22. For more information, visit or call 660-553-4898.

Nov. 19, 26:

Lap-Sitters at Trails Regional Library. This program features stories, songs, finger plays and bubbles for children up to 2 years old. Registration is required. The programs are at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19; and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 at the library, 432 N. Holden St. For more information, call 660-747-9177.

Nov. 19, 26:

Story Time at Trails Regional Library for preschool-age children. The program features stories, songs, finger plays, crafts, coloring
sheets and bubbles. Registration is required. The programs are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19; and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 at the library, 432 N. Holden St. For more information, call 660-747-9177.

Thursday, Nov. 20:

Tees for Tots, a University of Central Missouri student-run Integrative Business Experience company, will host a benefit dinner and silent auction on Thursday, Nov. 20 to raise money for Toys for Tots in Warrensburg. This event will take place in the ballroom of the Elliott Student Union beginning at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds from tickets and silent auction items will be used to purchase toys for kids in the Warrensburg area. Tickets for this event are $30 or you can purchase a table for eight people for $200. Professional dress is encouraged for this event. For more information, contact Cody Brown, IBE community service chair, at

Tuesday, Nov. 25:

UCM Athletics will host a pre-game tailgate event at Johnny’s Tavern in the Power & Light District for Mules Basketball fans attending the UCM game against Quincy on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at the Sprint Center. The game will tip-off at 2 p.m. with the event lasting from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Johnny’s Tavern at 1310 Grand Blvd. in Kansas City, Mo., and will include pizza. Admission to the game is free of charge.

Thursday, Nov. 27:

Live music at The Bay in Warrensburg, 139 W. Pine St. Cowboy Bart & Band of Redman on Thursday, Nov. 27. For more information, visit or call 660-553-4898.

Friday, Nov. 28:

Live music at The Bay in Warrensburg, 139 W. Pine St. Billy Beale & The Blues Preservationists on Friday, Nov. 28. For more information, visit or call 660-553-4898.

Saturday, Nov. 29:

Live music at The Bay in Warrensburg, 139 W. Pine St. Into The Breach w/ Fuzz Beater on Saturday, Nov. 29. For more information, visit or call 660-553-4898.

Monday, Dec. 1:

Books Are Bridges is hosting a book drive on Dec. 1 from 2-6 p.m. in the JCK Library at UCM. The organizers are collecting used books, CDs, DVDs, and video games in their original cases. Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase new books for elementary school students in the Warrensburg R-6 School District. Books Are Bridges provides reading-level appropriate books to children aged pre-kindergarten through second grade and promotes the importance of early literacy. For more information, contact Jamie Grohe at

Friday, Dec. 5:

The Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at Grover Park. Afterward, there will be crafts, games and refreshments in the Warrensburg Community Center. In case of inclement weather, the hunt will be held inside the Warrensburg Community Center. The fee is $6 for children 12 and under, $5 for ages 13 and older and $20 for a family of 5. Register by Dec. 4. For more information, contact Jayme Gee, recreation supervisor, at, visit the Warrensburg Community Center at 445 E. Gay St., or call 660-747-7178.

Saturday, Dec. 6:

The Dickens Christmas is returning to downtown Warrensburg from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Shop windows will come alive with local artists. Horse and wagon rides will be offered, musicians and carolers will perform, and a tree-lighting ceremony will feature decorations from children at the Early Childhood Opportunity Center. Artists who are interested in participating can contact Warrensburg Main Street at 660-429-3988.

Sunday, Dec. 14:

The Lake Ridge annual Night of Lights celebration is set for 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. The Lake Ridge neighborhood at the southern edge of Warrensburg along state Route DD will feature a drive-through lights display. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for pictures at 1235 Pembrooke Drive. Lake Ridge volunteers will collect cash and food donations from the community to benefit Angel Tree, and non-perishable food donations will benefit the Warrensburg Food Pantry.