The Farmer’s Market is open Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. until sellout and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the new location on the courthouse lawn and West Market Street. For more information contact Julie Turnipseed with Warrensburg Main Street at 660-429-3988 or email@example.com.
Thursday, May 23:
The MMA Summer Exhibition is now open in the University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art and Design. The exhibit includes works in a variety of media and a selection of 3-D works. The outer gallery features photography by John Hess, “The Weavers of Darwin’s Tapestry.” An opening reception is set for 5-7 p.m. today. There will be food and music by the New Century Dulcimer Ensemble. Summer gallery hours are 8-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays or by appointment. There is no admission fee for any of the exhibits in the UCM gallery. For more information about MMA, visit www.midmissouriartists.webs.com or call Rebecca Limback, MMA president, at 660-429-2446.
Jon Taylor, associate professor of history at the University of Central Missouri, will speak at the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at the invitation of the Missouri Secretary of State’s office. Taylor will present a talk from “Truman’s Grandview Farm,” his second of four books on America’s 33rd president published in 2011 by The History Press. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Emily Luker, at the Missouri State Archives, 573-526-5296 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, May 27:
The American Legion and VFW are co-hosting a variety of Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, May 27. Keynote speakers are scheduled for three of the events. The activities are as follows: 9:45 a.m. at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, south of Warrensburg along state Route 13; 10:15 a.m. at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Business 50 Highway and Colburn Street; 11 a.m. at the Johnson County Courthouse along Holden Street with keynote speaker Bruce Howey, Warrensburg Police chief; 1 p.m. at the Higginsville Veterans Cemetery north of Warrensburg with keynote speaker Larry Kay, executive director of the Missouri Veterans Commission; 3 p.m. at the Warrensburg Veterans Home with keynote speaker Kerri Stowell, of Kansas City Channel 9 News. For more information, contact Delilah Nichols at email@example.com.
A Regional Grazing School for livestock owners and managers in Johnson County and the surrounding areas is scheduled for 8:30 a. m. Wednesday May 29 through 3 p.m. Thursday, May 30 at the shooting range building located on the University of Central Missouri Prussing Farm. The school will cover a variety of topics related to livestock and grassland management. Lunch will be provided to participants both days. There is a registration fee of $65 per individual or $85 per couple to cover the cost of material provided to the participants and part of the meals. For directions and more information, contact James Watterson, of the Natural Resource Conservation Service, at 660-747-8400, extension 3 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Patrick Davis, of the MU Extension office, at 660-747-3193 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Thursday, May 30:
The Warrensburg Young Professionals are hosting a fundraiser Thursday, May 30 at the Rib Crib in Warrensburg to help raise funds for a Habitat for Humanity project. The fundraiser is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. at the restaurant, which is located at 111 Parsons. Funds raised at the event will go toward building a new home at 628 W. Gay St. Thrivent Financial is also contributing to the event. For more information, click on the link to see the related flier: HFH Flyer – RIB CRIB.pdf.
Mid-Missouri Artists will host a program Thursday, May 30 on how to recycle old bed sheets by crocheting them into artistic rugs and other items. The presenter, Pam Comer, asks that those attending bring sheets torn into 1 ½-inch strips lengthwise and a #Q crochet hook. All MMA meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.midmissouriartists.webs.com or call Rebecca Limback, MMA president, at 660-429-2446.
The Trails Regional Library kicks off the Summer Reading Program with magician Marty Hahne at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 30. Hahne will be showing off his bag of tricks to start the Summer Reading Program. There will also be an opportunity to sign up for participation in the reading program. For more information visit the library at 432 N. Holden St. or call 660-747-9177.
Saturday, May 25:
The Nassif Aquatic Center, 428 E. Mill St., will open at 1 p.m. Saturday. The facility’s hours are 1-6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 1-7 p.m. Fridays; and 1-6 p.m. Saturdays. Special hours are: 3-6 p.m. May 28 and 1-5 p.m. July 4. Daily admission is $5. Twilight admission (after 5 p.m.) is $2. A season pass costs $60. There is a special group rate of $50 each if buying three or more season passes at the same time. This group rate is only available until May 27. A punch pass with 20 visits is $80. Children ages 3 and under are free with each paid adult. Passes are only valid at Nassif and not interchangeable with the Warrensburg Community Center Pool. For more information, contact Kim Nicas at 660-747-7178.
Sunday, June 2:
The Veterans Assistance League is hosting its 10th annual “Scramble for Freedom Golf Tournament” Sunday, June 2 at Royal Oaks Golf Course, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Sign in is at 10:30 a.m. with lunch at 11:30 and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Proceeds directly benefit Veterans at Missouri Veterans Home – Warrensburg. Cost per four-person team is $220. Individual is $55. Fee includes lunch, cart and greens fees. Register online at valwbg.org under the events page. Entry forms and sponsorship information are available by calling Director of Volunteer Services Jan Smith at (660) 543-5064, ext. 226.
Friday, June 7:
The First Friday Art Walk will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 7 in downtown Warrensburg. The event will feature plein air artists turning old projector screens into works of art. Artists wishing to participate in the plein air event may attend but must bring their own painting supplies. Screens, stools and easels are limited, however reservations are being taken at the Old Drum Gallery & Trading Co. Artists should bring their own if possible. A children’s canvas mural painting will also be created at the lawn of Dr. Purcell, on West Culton Street. Any child may participate and should come dressed to paint. Donations of old projector screens are needed. Anyone with questions, donations or wanting to be a part of the plein air evening may call the Old Drum Gallery & Trading Co. at 660-429-0111.
Wednesday, June 12:
The Warrensburg Parks and Recreation Department and the Warrensburg Senior Center are hosting a KC Royals ballgame trip on June 12. Participants will leave the Warrensburg Community Center at 11:30 a.m. and tentatively return at 5:30 p.m. The KC Royals will be taking on the Detroit Tigers. Cost is $30 for transportation and one admission ticket. Registration can be completed at the Warrensburg Community Center 445 E. Gay St., by calling 660-747-7178 or online with eFUN at www.warrensburg-mo.com. For more information, contact Kim Nicas at 660-747-7178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, June 20:
The Trails Regional Library is hosting Christian the Magician at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 20. Christian will provide a family-friendly comedy magic show with a lot of audience participation, fun music, juggling and floating a kid from the audience. For more information visit the library at 432 N. Holden St. or call 660-747-9177.
Friday, June 21:
Luehrman Shaffer & Check will perform as part of the Summer Concert Series in downtown Warrensburg from 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 21 on the Johnson County Courthouse lawn. This trio is known for their diverse variety of musical styles and genres, including country, New Orleans jazz, swing, delta blues, and folk. The concert is free. Additional summer concert dates are: June 28, July 26 and Aug. 2.
Saturday, June 22:
The Supporting Those Who Serve Celebrity Waiter Dinner is planned for June 22 in the Elliott Union at the University of Central Missouri. Funds raised during the event help support airmen and their families. There will be a social and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. followed by the dinner and live auction at 6:30 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance. Individual tickets can be purchased for $50 a seat. Large groups can receive a discount if they purchase a table of eight for $350. The reservation deadline is Wednesday, June 5. To donate items or to make reservations, contact Horn at 660-620-1490 or Delilah Nichols, UCM’s MVSC coordinator, at 660-543-8977.
Tuesday, July 9:
The Trails Regional Library hosts Swords and Roses at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 9. The event will include singing, sword-swinging, and an all-female stunt show. This program will feature a play, an original song, family-friendly comedy, audience participation, singing, and choreographed sword play with rapiers. For more information visit the library at 432 N. Holden St. or call 660-747-9177.