Friday, Aug. 9

Kearney Area Development Council meets the second Friday of each month at 7 a.m. in the basement of Kearney City Hall, 100 E. Washington St. For details, call 628-3343.

Kearney Senior Center will offer free games of Wii bowling at 9 a.m. followed by PEPPI exercise class at 10 a.m. The center 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.

Kearney School District’s back-to-school resource fair will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hawthorne Elementary School, located at 1815 S. Jefferson St. The fair provides school supplies and apparel to district families in need. For more information including how to register, email mastersm@ksdr1.net.

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.

Saturday, Aug. 10

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.

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

Children will have a chance to explore the animal kingdom through puppets at a puppet petting zoo from 2 to 3 p.m. at Kearney’s Mid-Continent library branch, 100 S. Platte-Clay Way. Registration is required by searching the online branch offerings of www.mymcpl.org.

Monday, Aug. 12

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.

The Kearney Senior Center will offer free games of Wii bowling at 9 a.m. followed by PEPPI exercise class at 10 a.m. The center serves lunch at 11:30 a.m. Meals are $4.50 each. Transportation is available by calling 903-6533 in advance.

Tuesday, Aug. 13

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.

Holt Community Fire Protection District’s board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at district headquarters, 260 N. Missouri Highway 33 in Holt.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

OATS Transit provides public transportation between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to medical appointments and essential shopping destinations from Kearney to Liberty. Fare is $3 each way. To schedule a ride call the OATS Transit office at 800-480-6287 or 816-380-7433.

Kearney Senior Center will offer free games of Wii bowling at 9 a.m. followed by PEPPI exercise class at 10 a.m. The center serves lunch at 11:30 a.m. Meals are $4.50 each. Transportation is available by calling 903-6533 in advance.

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.

The E. Howard Porter Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5717 Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. at the VFW post. For details, contact Christine Snow at csnow101@yahoo.com.

Thursday, Aug. 15

Today marks the first day of school for the 2019-20 school year for students in grades kindergarten through 12th in the Kearney School District.

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. in Firehouse Community Center’s Tech Cafe. Genealogy help is available at 6 p.m. For more information, call 903-3535.

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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