Friday, March 7:
Community Coffee and Kirkpatrick Day: Library Services at the James C. Kirkpatrick Library is scheduled to celebrate Community Coffee and Kirkpatrick Day from 9-10:30 a.m. March 7 in the read and relax area on the first floor of the library. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit library.ucmo.edu/news/?p=1009. Download the flier by clicking: Kirkpatrick Day 3-7-14.jpg or contact Nancy Gieselman at email@example.com.
Tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. on March 7 for James Taylor and his All-Star Band‘s June 23 performance at Starlight Theatre as part of the Capitol Federal Concert Series. Tickets available on KCStarlight.com, at the Starlight Theatre box office, or charge by phone at 816-363-STAR.
Saturday, March 8:
Mother and Son Olympic Night, sponsored by Warrensburg Parks and Recreation, is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8 for boys 4-12 years old. Participants are asked to dress in their favorite athletic team’s attire. The event includes organized games, a fun competition, a buffet of snack food, music, and a chance to win prizes. Participants will receive a souvenir photo. Call 660-747-7178 to register. The cost is $30 per couple and $10 for an additional son.
Warrensburg Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for the American Red Cross Babysitting Clinic. This interactive course is designed to train young people to deal with various situations they may encounter while caring for a child. Participants will need to bring a sack lunch. To register for the clinic, call 660-747-7178. The cost is $90 for this certified class.
The Inspired Quilters Guild and the Whiteman Area Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold their annual Quilts Among Friends Quilt show Saturday, Mar. 8, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.. The show will be at the First Christian Church, 101 E. Gay Street, Warrensburg. Admission is free. Many quilts made by local guild members will be on display. There will also be a bed turning, fat quarter raffle, a boutique and venders. If you have questions, please call 660-909-6172.
Tuesday, March 11:
Trails Regional Library is hosting a program on bird-friendly landscaping with native plants at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 11. A representative from the Missouri River Bird Organization will be at the library, located at 432 N. Holden St. in Warrensburg, to instruct participants on which plants are native to Missouri and how to use them in landscaping to benefit birds. For more information, call the library at 660-747-9177.
Saturday, March 15:
Mid-Missouri Artists is hosting a colorful creative collage workshop/class under the direction of Shirley Horacek through Warrensburg Parks and Recreation on Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The registration fee is $45. To register for the classes, call 660-747-7178 or visit the Warrensburg Community Center at 445 E. Gay St.
University of Central Missouri campus hosts the Children’s Literature Festival. Thousands of schoolchildren and adults attend the festival during the first Monday and Tuesday of spring break to hear over 40 nationally recognized children’s authors and illustrators discuss their craft. More than 100 volunteers per day are needed to act as hosts and assistants to our visiting artists. Volunteers are needed for Monday, March 17 and Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for one or both days. Details and a volunteer signup form are available at http://guides.library.ucmo.edu/clf.
Monday, March 31:
Politics and Social Justice Week at UCM begins March 31 with an address by Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Russell followed by a reception. Singer/songwriter Jen Chapin will perform in Hendricks Hall on April 1. PSJW also includes other speakers and events April 2-12 and wraps up with the Show Me Justice Film Festival. For more information, contact Dr. Robynn Kuhlmann at firstname.lastname@example.org, or download the schedule: www.ucmo.edu/politicalscience/documents/2014PoliticsandSocialJusticeWeekSchedule.pdf.
Saturday, April 5:
Former Warrensburg resident and accomplished watercolor artist, Barbara Neth, will instruct the workshop/class Keys to Dynamic Color Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Warrensburg Community Center. The registration fee is $45. To register for the classes, call 660-747-7178 or visit the Community Center at 445 E. Gay St.
Thursday, April 10:
The fourth annual Wine Fest, which benefits the UCM THRIVE program, is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 10 at the White Rose Pavilion, 107 Ming St. in Warrensburg. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, a sampling of wines from around the world, and more than 40 lots of wine as well as food and wine-themed items up for auction. The THRIVE program is a post-secondary college initiative for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Tickets are $40 per person and are available by calling 660-543-8537. A portion of the ticket price may be tax deductible. Make checks payable to the UCM Foundation. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/THRIVEWineFest or contact Jessica Rhodes at email@example.com or call 660-543-8537.
Saturday, April 12:
The Old Drum Festival is scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 12, this year in front of the old courthouse at 302 N. Main St. Vendor space is still available. The price for a booth is $25 or $50 if electricity is needed. The festival will feature live music, a dog show, the Warrensburg Wheels car show, the Old Drum trial reenactment, a 5k road race, and vendors. Proceeds from the Old Drum Festival benefit the Johnson County Historical Society. For more information, contact Lisa Irle at the Johnson County Historical Society at 660-747-6480.
Johnson County Christian Academy will host its annual benefit auction on Saturday, April 12 at the UCM Multipurpose Building. The silent auction begins at 2 p.m. and is free. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. for ticket holders and a live auction will follow. To purchase dinner tickets, contact Meghan Brown at Meghan_brwn@yahoo.com or call the school at 660-656-3307. A raffle will also be held for an iPad, a $200 Visa Gift Card, and two gold season passes to Worlds of Fun. All proceeds benefit the school.
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