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SMITHVILLE — The city of Smithville’s Parks and Recreation Department will hold a Candy Cane Quest at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, in Heritage Park, located off Main Street. The event is free and open to the public.

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SMITHVILLE — The city of Smithville’s Parks and Recreation Department will hold a Candy Cane Quest at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, in Heritage Park, located off Main Street. The event is free and open to the public.

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KEARNEY — The annual Kearney’s Magical Night Christmas celebration will be Saturday, Dec. 11, throughout downtown.

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KEARNEY — The city of Kearney’s is inviting businesses, families and individuals to once again decorate trees in Jesse James Park as part of the city’s annual celebration of Christmas.

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Check out this adorable artwork from 3rd-graders in Kearney, Liberty and Smithville schools to learn how these creative youngsters are going to disguise their turkeys to keep them from the Thanksgiving dinner table. More of these colorful collages are featured in the windows of the Courier-T…

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KEARNEY – Well-known comedic children’s performer Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove will give a free, Christmas concert for families at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the historic Mt. Gilead Church site, 15918 Plattsburg Road, Kearney.

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SMITHVILLE — The annual wine walk presented by Smithville Main Street District will be Saturday, Nov. 13, throughout the downtown Smithville area off Main Street. This year’s event also features a Christmas market. The market runs from 3 to 7 p.m. with wine tasting starting at 4 p.m. Tickets…

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Full transparency - I am not a big superhero movie fan, but I attended a screening of “Eternals”, for you, dear reader. For reference, I liked “Iron Man," “Spiderman," “Black Widow," and even some “Avengers” films, but it’s the many sequels and crossover movies that hold no interest for me.

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LIBERTY — The Jewell Theatre Company will present “The Learnéd Ladies” by Moliere, adapted and translated by Freyda Thomas. Jewell’s production is part of a citywide KCMOliere 400 in 2022, which celebrates the French playwright’s 400 birthday. Performances of Moliere’s work are being produce…

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LIBERTY — There’s something about Steve Wolcott’s tenor voice that seems to fit with the tone and timbre of fall. He has a warm voice, wrapping listeners like a soft blanket with some of his favorite tunes.

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On Friday, Oct. 29, Kearney Enrichment Council and Firehouse Community Center hosted the annual Halloween Blast in and around Lions Park in the 100 block of Jefferson Street in downtown Kearney. The free event includes trunk-or-treating, hot dogs, crafts, games and more.

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“Last Night in Soho” is a genre-defying film with many different themes, so allow me to attempt to sum it up in a single sentence vintage announcer style: it’s a retroactive #MeToo revenge fantasy ghost story from the swinging 60s! With that out of the way, let me also say it’s quite enjoyab…

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KEARNEY — Multi-Dove and Grammy Award-winning recording artist David Phelps will be featured in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at Kearney’s First Baptist Church, located at 303 S. Grove St.

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Trigger warning. This entire movie is full of triggers - the ones its characters react to and the ones the audience may. It is a bleak film about the relentless cycle of addiction and its many inevitable ripple effects on those who love the addicted. It is also a movie about mother-son relat…

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Halloween treats take center stage in October. What can be better this time of year than a fresh autumn apple coated in a sweet candy shell? This quintessential fall treat can make Halloween celebrations even more special.

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Homeowners think nothing of having goblins, nurses, vampires, or astronauts showing up at their doors each October asking for candy. Any other time of the year and these visitors might be turned away. But Halloween is all about the magical and the macabre, and trick-or-treating is a major co…

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Looking for a spooktacular good time this Halloween? Cities across the Northland offer a slew of events for young and old ghouls and goblins alike. The following is a list of events available in Kearney, Liberty and Smithville.

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This film set in the home of filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, in the style of Bergman, with its characters also writing film scripts in the style of Bergman, is a bit too meta for me. The beautiful island of Faro in Sweden is a charming and serene setting for all of these screenwriters, but other t…

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EXCELSIOR SPRINGS — The annual Kearney Rotary bowling tournament will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 5 at Tiger Bowl in Excelsior Springs.

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Kearney's Oktoberfest proved to be a big city party with polka music, a car show; lot of family activities; a children’s carnival; plus keg toss and keg-rolling competitions.

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SMITHVILLE — Continuing the celebration of Missouri’s 200th birthday year, the Smithville American Legion post will host an evening of live music and other entertainment starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at 2607 Missouri Highway 92.

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“American Night” is a darkly comedic take on gangsters, artists and art dealers who cross paths on one ridiculous night of mayhem in New York City, but falls short of whatever images of “Pulp Fiction” its writer and director obviously had.