Friday, Dec. 6

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 Mid-Continent library branch, 100 S. Platte-Clay Way.

The Kearney Historic Museum, 101 S. Jefferson St., is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Friday. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.

Kearney Farmers & Artisan market will hold a Christmas sale for local gifts made by local artisans from noon to 8 p.m. at Firehouse Community Center, located downtown at 106 S. Jefferson St.

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 Early Education Center’s PTO will host a workshop for Santa and a book fair from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the center, located with the administration building at the corner of Missouri Highways 33 and 92. The event includes free family activities and a chance to support the PTO by buying a book at the fair.

Saturday, Dec. 7

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.

The annual Joyful Giveaway at First Baptist Church is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7, at 303 S. Grove St., Kearney. It will be a day where families in need can get free hair cuts, health screenings, groceries, encouragement and refreshments. For more information, visit www.kearneyfbc.com.

Monday, Dec. 9

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.

Teen Otaku, a chance for anime and cosplay fans and gamers to have fun is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Kearney library. Register by clicking the “register now” button on the branch offering listing at www.mymcpl.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 10

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 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 chance for home-school children to play and explore library offerings is at 1:30 p.m. Register for the last event by clicking the “register now” button on the branch offering listing at www.mymcpl.org.

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. For more information, 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, Dec. 11

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.

OATS Transit provides public transportation to 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 on the above routes call the OATS Transit office at 800-480-6287 or 816-380-7433.

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, Dec. 12

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.

Storytime for families is at 10:30 a.m. at the Kearney library.

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.

The Kearney Lions Club will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. at Kearney City Hall, 100 E. Washington St. For more details, call 635-3811.

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