Wednesdays and Saturdays:
The Warrensburg Farmers’ Market takes place from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 7:30 a.m. until sell-out on Saturdays on the Johnson County Courthouse lawn.
September at the Library:
Trails Regional Library in Warrensburg has two ongoing programs for September. Lap-Sitters will feature stories, songs, finger plays and bubbles for children up to 2 years old. Registration is required. The program is at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 17 and 24. A story time program, featuring stories, songs, finger plays, crafts and coloring sheets for preschool-aged children is set for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 17 and 24. Sign up in person at the library, 432 N. Holden St., or call 660-747-9177.
Tuesday, Sept. 23:
The Brody Buster Band to perform at The Bay at 139 Pine St. starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door, or available at https://holdmyticket.com/checkout/event/175706 Attendance is restricted to 21 and older without a parent or guardian. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concert information is available at http://holdmyticket.com/event/175706.
Learn basic to intermediate identification of Missouri’s birds during a program at Trails Regional Library, 432 N. Holden St. The program focuses on the birds you might see during the fall migration and over winter and how to attract birds, especially in the winter. The program is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23. For more information, call 660-747-9177 or visit trailslibrary.org/warrensburg-branch.
Sept 24-26 – UCM Constitution Week:
Wednesday, Sept. 24:
UCM presents Constitution Day at the James C. Kirkpatrick Library Performance Corner at UCM. There will be a religious studies panel at 9 a.m., and a book talk with author Delia Gillis at 10 a.m.
The Alternative Politics Society invites Tony Pecinovsky to speak on Communism in the USA at the Elliott Student Union Room 236 at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, Sept. 25:
The Talking Mules debate gay rights at the Elliott Student Union Room 236 at 3 p.m. There will be a mock trial at 1 p.m. in Union 123 exploring gay rights and the constitution.
Friday, Sept. 26:
UCM presents Constitution Bash at the Speaker’s Commons outside of the Martin building at 10:45 a.m. There will be a Disability Challenge at 4 p.m. outside of the W.C. Morris building at UCM.
September 19, 20, 26 and 27:
The Bay hosts first KC Invades The Burg festival at 139 W. Pine St., starting each night at 8 p.m. Tickets are $6.50 for single day passes, $8 for weekend passes and $20 for event passes, available at https://holdmyticket.com/checkout/event/180133. Attendance is restricted to 21 and older. Doors open at 6 p.m. Festival information and the full lineup is available at http://holdmyticket.com/event/180133.
Saturday, Sept. 27:
Foraged Feast: An Exploration of Wild Native Foods: Past Present and Future is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in the Culp Building, 302-B N. Main St. in Warrensburg. The event is sponsored by the Johnson County Historical Society. Paul Landkamer will share his knowledge and experience of entomaphagy and local edible plants.
The Veterans Assistance League will host the 12th annual “Run for Freedom” 5K, 10K and Poker Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Missouri Veterans Home, 1300 Veterans Road, in Warrensburg. Registration is $20 for the 5K; $25 for the 10K; and $15 for the Poker Walk. Online registration is available at valrun.eventbrite.com. Sponsorship and additional information is available by calling Latisha Koetting, director of volunteer services, at 660-429-4661.
Sunday, Sept. 28:
The Johnson County Historical Society’s annual membership meeting is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Old Courthouse, 308 N. Main St. Tom Rafiner, author, will present a program based on his latest book, “Cinders and Silence: A Chronicle of Missouri’s Burnt District, 1854 – 1870.” The book describes the destruction of our neighboring counties to the west and the lives of those who lived there. Tom is an independent researcher and historian. He currently lives in Parkville, Missouri.
Tuesday, Sept. 30:
Medicare 101 BINGO at Trails Regional Library, 432 N. Holden St. After a 20-minute presentation on Medicare, test your memory with a unique version of bingo. The program is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30.
Saturday, Nov. 1:
The 39th annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Show is scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Warrensburg Community Building. The show, sponsored by Mid-Missouri Artists, Inc., and Warrensburg Parks and Recreation, is open to the public. All items sold are required to be created by the artist or crafter, with no items purchased for resale. The show typically includes a variety of quality handcrafted arts and crafts, including Christmas decorations and ornaments, clothing, stained glass, jewelry, quilts, dried flowers, wreaths and flower arrangements, photography, wood crafts, baskets, pottery, batiks, folk art, and art in several mediums. Entries should be postmarked by Oct. 25. For more information about the Christmas show or to request an entry form, contact Beverly Smith at 660-747-6092. A printable entry form and information sheet are available on the MMA website: http://midmissouriartists.webs.com.
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