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Wednesday, Oct. 22:
Melissa Wilkinson, painter and assistant professor of art at Arkansas State, will give a free public lecture about her work in the UCM Gallery of Art & Design at 3 pm. Wednesday, Oct. 22. Refreshments will be served. Wilkinson’s series, “ABMASTERS” is on exhibition through Oct. 31. For more information, visit http://www.ucmo.edu/gallery/exhibitions/ or contact Christian Cutler at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 660-543-4498.
Friday, Oct. 24:
The Johnson County Historical Society Concerts in the Courthouse Series continues at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 with a performance by Manda Shea and the Sumpthin’ Brothers (roots). All concerts are presented without amplification and lit by candles and mirrors at the historic courthouse at the corner of Gay and Main streets.
Saturday, Oct. 25:
The Johnson County Historical Society Concerts in the Courthouse Series continues at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 with a performance by Knobtown Skiffle Band (fiddle tunes, blues, stomps, drags and rags, and the bluegrass trio White Mule Express. All concerts are presented without amplification and lit by candles and mirrors at the historic courthouse at the corner of Gay and Main streets.
Sunday Oct. 26:
The Grammy award-winning ensemble Chanticleer is scheduled to present their new touring program “The Gypsy In My Soul” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, in Hart Recital Hall. Tickets are available online at www.ucmpas.com and at the Central Tickets Box Office in the Administration Building, Room 100-B, two weeks before the show on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 1-4 p.m., and by calling 660-543-8888. The concert is sponsored by the UCM Department of Music. For more information, download the flier: Chanticleer-Informal-3.jpg or contact Jeff Imboden at email@example.com.
Friday, Oct. 31:
Warrensburg Main Street will host the 18th annual Downtown Trick or Treat and Halloween events from 4-6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31. Downtown businesses will be passing out candy and treats to participating children. There will be children’s games and activities with prizes. A Hay-Dig Scavenger hunt will be located at the Holden Street US Bank parking lot. Old Drum Coffeehouse and Bakery will sponsor a Ghoulish Cookie Walk located on Holden Street near US Bank. The Johnson County Fire Department will provide free hot dogs at the firehouse located near Gay and Holden. There will also be pony rides on West Market near the courthouse. This year the trick or treat event will include a costume contest. Register for the contest at the Warrensburg Main Street booth located on Holden Street near US Bank from 4-5:30 p.m. The contest will take place in front of the Old Drum statue on the courthouse Lawn at 5:30 p.m. There are four age groups for the contest; birth-4 years old, 5-8 years old, 9-18 years old and over 18.
Saturday, Nov. 1:
The Johnson County Historical Society Concerts in the Courthouse Series continues at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 with a performance by Luehrman, Shaffer & Check (from barnyards to Broadway and beyond). All concerts are presented without amplification and lit by candles and mirrors at the historic courthouse at the corner of Gay and Main streets.
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.
The Pettis County Historical Society in Sedalia, Missouri, is sponsoring The Sedalia Rails Train Show and swap meet at the Liberty Park Convention Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. The show will feature operating model railroads in various scales along with the opportunity to purchase model trains, railroad collectables, books and antiques from dealers and individuals. Weather permitting, the Liberty Park Flyer 15-inch gauge outdoor train will be in operation by the Sunshine Optimists Club with free rides.
Friday, Nov. 7:
Spoonfed Tribe play The Bay at 8 p.m. at 139 W. Pine St. Tickets are $8 and are available at https://holdmyticket.com/checkout/event/185641. Doors open at 6 p.m., and attendance is restricted to 21 and older.
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.