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SMITHVILLE — A Show & Shine car and motorcycle show presented by the Smithville Historical Society and Smithville American Legion post will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 28, in downtown Smithville.

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SMITHVILLE — A Show & Shine car and motorcycle show presented by the Smithville Historical Society and Smithville American Legion post will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 28, in downtown Smithville.

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The annual bull-riding event in Kearney’s Jesse James Park returns Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31. The park is located north of downtown Kearney off Missouri Highway 33.

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KEARNEY — After being on hiatus due to the pandemic, music is returning to the stage in Kearney’s Lions Park, this time on a new bandstand that was part of the remodeling of the park this year.

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LIBERTY — While the temperatures and humidity of the Midwest resemble a tropical island, the kids participating in Corbin Kids Company’s production of “Once on This Island Jr.” are further cementing that feel with this musical set in the French Antilles in the Caribbean.

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LIBERTY — Ava Wolesky, a rising senior at Liberty North High School, placed in the top four of the Jimmy Awards for best performance as an actress. Her counterpart from the Starlight Blue Star Awards, Justin Cooley, joined her in the top four.

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The new movie “Joe Bell," opening this weekend, tackles a difficult subject and true story with its heart in the right place, but misses the mark in tone and focus.

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LIBERTY — This month's Moonlight Yoga is Friday, July 23, in Liberty. The event runs 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. 

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LIBERTY —Similar to the Liberty Police Department’s Coffee with a Cop efforts where officers and the community can meet up to chat, the department is again offering Custard with a Cop Tuesday, July 27. This event will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in front of the Liberty Police Department, 101 E. K…

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LIBERTY — To celebrate Christmas in July and the Historic Downtown Liberty Inc.’s Farmers Market, there will be a chalk art event and contest from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 24.

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SMITHVILLE —  In September, Smithville’s annual Backyard BBQ Bash will return to downtown Sept. 25. The event includes an amateur barbecue contest, games in Courtyard Park, raffles and a crafters market. Registration for market vendors and contest competitors is open at smithvillechamber.org.

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Nicolas Cage movies can be a quality gamble, but as an actor, he always delivers. In “Pig”, he’s found his best role in years. It’s also the kind of enjoyable independent film experience that makes this movie reviewer’s heart happy and could end up being the breakout word of mouth film of th…

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SMITHVILLE — The American Legion post in Smithville will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast and an afternoon full of games and activities Saturday, July 17, at the post, located at 2607 Missouri Highway 92.

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SMITHVILLE — The Clay County 4-H Fair is a collaborative community event, showcasing and promoting the achievements and talents of 4-H youth. This year's fair will be in downtown Smithville this week. 

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The continuing efforts to support the Ruff family will include an Old Pike Teen Night from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 9.

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Despite rain early in the morning, hoards of fun-loving families came to downtown Smithville Saturday, June 26, to participate in all the fun Lake Fest 2021 had to offer. Saturday events included a parade, vendors booths and children's games like laser tag.

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The eloquent sounds of a Kansas City Symphony quintet filled Kearney's Lions Park Saturday, June 26. The symphony's Music Box performance included members of the symphony playing violin, cello, bassoon and clarinet. Works performed included “Over the Rainbow” as well as a mix of classics lik…

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CLAY COUNTY — In the days leading up to and on the Fourth of July, the night sky above the Northland becomes aglow with colors from red, white and blue fireworks as communities gather to celebrate the nation’s birthday. While not exhaustive, the following is a list of many community events a…

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SMITHVILLE — After a years-long hiatus, Smithville’s annual Lake Festival will return to downtown this week. The festival kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24, with the Miss Smithville pageant on the Ali Kemp Memorial Stage in Courtyard Park, located at the intersection of Bridge and Main streets.