Friday, Aug. 23

The Kearney Senior Center hosts games of bingo at 10 a.m. and serves lunch at 11:30 a.m. at 600 N. Jefferson St. Meals are $4.50 each. Transportation is available by calling 903-6533 in advance. The center is also open Mondays and Wednesdays.

Visitors and locals alike are invited to learn about the history of Kearney at the Kearney Historic Museum, 101 S. Jefferson St. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Friday. Admission is free but donations are encouraged.

The E. Howard Porter VFW Post No. 5717 offers a dinner each Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at 301 W. Washington St. For price information or other details, call 628-4548.

Kearney Chamber of Commerce’s summer 4th Friday’s Music in the Park concert series conclude with a free performance by The Rippers at 7 p.m. in Lions Park, located in the 100 block of Jefferson Street in downtown.

Saturday, Aug. 24

Kearney Farmers & Artisan Market will be open from 7 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of Kearney School District Early Education Center, located at the corner of Missouri Highways 33 and 92. The market includes homegrown produce, locally harvested meat and artisan creations like bath products. For more details, visit the Kearney Farmers Market page on Facebook.

The E. Howard Porter Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5717 offers an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Menu items include eggs, home fries, meat, toast, pancakes, biscuits and gravy and drinks. For more details, call 628-4548.

Play and learn time to help stimulate early literacy skills will be offered to families at 10 a.m. at Kearney’s Mid-Continent branch, 100 S. Platte-Clay Way.

Kearney Historic Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free but donations are encouraged.

A free women’s self defense class presented by Farmer’s Insurance and taught by Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be from noon to 3 p.m. at 9Round Fitness, located in Old Church Plaza at 105 S. Jefferson St. Call Dan Lechner to reserve a spot at 479-4644.

Kearney Blues Festival will take the Kearney Amphitheater stage starting at 5 p.m. in Jesse James Park, located north of downtown off Missouri Highway 33. Featured performers are Duke Tumatoe & The Power Trio, Patrick Recob & The Perpetual Luau All-Stars, Dust Devil Choir and a mystery guest. Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at www.kearneyamphitheater.com.

Kearney Enrichment Council hosts a movie in the park event featuring a screening of “How to Train Your Dragon – The Hidden World” starting at 6:30 p.m. in Lions Park. The evening includes free food, T-shirt giveaways, a photo booth, dunk tank, face painting and family games. The film will start at dusk. Eventgoers are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on.

Monday, Aug. 26

Weekly technical help for computers, cellphones and other handheld devices is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Firehouse Community Center’s Tech Cafe. For more information, call 903-3535.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

A free PEPPI exercise class, aimed to keep older adults independent, is at 9 a.m. followed by games of bingo at 9:45 a.m. at Firehouse Community Center.

Storytime for babies, where children are read a story, is from 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. at the Kearney Mid-Continent branch. Storytime for preschoolers is from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

A weekly senior citizen dance will be at 1 p.m. at Annunciation Community Center, 705 N. Jefferson St. in Kearney. For more information, call 628-5030 or 824-5564.

The Kearney Food Pantry, which offers temporary food assistance to area residents who live within the Kearney School District boundaries, is open for those needing assistance from 2 to 4 p.m. at the rear entrance of 113 E. Washington St. Donations are accepted from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and again from 1 to 3:30 p.m. To learn how to receive assistance or for a list of needed donation items, call 903-4763, go online to kearneyfoodpantry.com or search Kearney Food Pantry on Facebook.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Weekly technical help for computers, cellphones and other handheld devices is available starting at 9 a.m. in Firehouse Community Center’s Tech Cafe. Genealogy assistance to those researching their family history at 6 p.m.

Storytime for toddlers is from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the Kearney library branch. Storytime for families is at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 29

Kearney Business Group, a referral group that focuses on one membership per industry category, meets at 8 a.m. every Thursday to learn about city businesses, sharing details on growing businesses and to pass along referrals. The group meets in the K.C. Coyote offices of First Missouri Bank’s building at 455 Sam Barr Drive, Suite 107.

Cards and Coffee, a weekly event aimed at bringing members of the community together, will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Firehouse Community Center, 106 S. Jefferson St. For more information, call 903-3535. Weekly computer technical help is available from noon to 2 p.m.

Kearney Rotary Club meets at noon every Thursday at Firehouse Community Center. The group also meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Hunan Garden Restaurant, 635 W. Missouri Highway 92.

The Kearney Food Pantry is open for those needing assistance from 3 to 6 p.m. Donations are accepted from 2 to 5 p.m. To learn how to receive assistance or for a list of needed donation items, call 903-4763, go online to kearneyfoodpantry.com or search Kearney Food Pantry on Facebook.

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