Friday, Aug. 2

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.

The First Friday Book Group will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Kearney library branch, 100 S. Platte-Clay Way.

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 School District Education Foundation will host a sip and see from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Aug. 2, at Tobacco Barn Farm, 18503 Missouri Highway 33, Holt. This event will help raise funds for the Kearney School District Learning and Exploring through Nature and Science program. The fundraising event will include drinks, appetizers, music and a live auction. Attendees must be 21 or older. For more details and to purchase tickets, search “Sip & See Fundraiser 2019” on www.eventbrite.com.

Saturday, Aug. 3

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.

Country rockers Noe Palma, Travis Marvin and up-and-comers State Line Drive will take the stage of Kearney Amphitheater at 7 p.m. in Jesse James Park, located at 3001 N. Missouri Highway 33. Gates open one hour before the show. Tickets can be purchased online at www.kearneyamphitheater.com.

Monday, Aug. 5

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. A Matter of Balance Class, aimed to help keep seniors from falling, will be presented by Northland Shepherd’s Center from 10 a.m. to noon at the Firehouse.

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.

Craft group Kearney Quilt Gathers meets at 10 a.m. at the Kearney library branch. A chance or first-time computer users to ask questions and gain experience is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration for this event is required by searching online branch offerings at mymcpl.org/events.

A caregiver support group is available from 4 to 5 p.m. at Oak Pointe Assisted Living & Memory Care, 200 E. Meadowbrook Drive, Kearney. For more information, call 628-0075.

Kearney’s Board of Aldermen meets at 6:30 p.m. at Kearney City Hall, 100 E. Washington St. For more information, call 628-4142.

Tuesday, Aug. 6

OATS Transit provides transportation to essential shopping destinations between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to seniors age 60 and older and those with disabilities age 18 to 59. Fare is $2 each way. To schedule a ride on the above routes call the OATS Transit office at (800) 480-6287 or 380-7433.

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. 7

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 Kearney Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly member lunch from noon to 1 p.m. at Annunciation Community Center, 705 N. Jefferson St., Kearney. For details, call the chamber at 628-4229.

The Kearney Fire and Rescue Protection District offers CPR classes at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at 201 E. Sixth St. Those interested should contact the station in advance. If there are special class needs or groups, contact Sean Loughery or Rhonda Fort. For more details or to register for a class, call 628-4122.

Holt Board of Aldermen meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Main St. Agendas are posted in the window of City Hall.

Thursday, Aug. 8

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.

Kearney School District’s back-to-school resource fair will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hawthorne Elementary School, located at 1815 S. Jefferson St. The event provides free school supplies and clothing items to families in need in the Kearney School District boundaries. The event will continue at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9. For more details, visit www.ksdr1.net.

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