Friday, Nov. 8
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.
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.
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 prices or other details, call 628-4548.
Saturday, Nov. 9
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. For more details, call 628-4548.
Kearney High School cheerleaders will sell raffle tickets for the annual Grocery Grab from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Price Chopper, located off Watson Drive. Tickets are $5 each. Tickets enter the ticketholder into a drawing to receive a five-minute shopping spree at the grocery store. Proceeds benefit Kearney Cheer and the school district education foundation.
A free practice ACT test will be available to high school students at 10 a.m. at Kearney’s Mid-Continent Public Library branch, 100 S. Platte-Clay Way. A chance to learn how to make an infinity scarf is at 2 p.m. Call 628-5055 to register for the last two programs.
Kearney Historic Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
Radiant Life Church will host its annual Countdown to Christmas shopping event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 704 N. Jefferson St. The event will feature dozens of vendors and a barbecue food truck. For more details, search “Countdown to Christmas 2019” on Facebook.
Monday, Nov. 11
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. As today is also Veterans Day, the center will also have veterans trivia. Call 903-6533 in advance for transportation.
Common Sense for Common People, a grassroots political action group, will host guest speaker Presiding Clay County Commissioner Jerry Nolte to their meeting at 7 p.m. in the downstairs conference room of ReeceNichols, 307 S. Jefferson St. The meeting will include a question and answer session with the commissioner. The public is welcome to attend.
Tuesday, Nov. 12
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 free children’s vision screening is offered at 11:15 a.m. and a landmark LEGO challenge event for home-school children is at 1:30 p.m. A lesson in courageous leadership will be at 6:30 p.m. Call 628-5055 to register for the last three events.
A weekly senior citizen dance will be at 1 p.m. at Annunciation Community Center, 705 N. Jefferson St. in Kearney. For more details, 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, Nov. 13
Kearney Senior Center serves lunch at 11:30 a.m. Today’s meal will be the center’s annual Thanksgiving feast. 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 is available 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. A chance to meet Marty, the library’s mascot, and celebrate his birthday with refreshments is at 11 a.m. In honor of Novel Writing Month, a write-in event is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Call 628-5055 to register for the last two events.
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 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 email@example.com.
Thursday, Nov. 14
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 9:30 a.m. at the Kearney library branch. Lessons in how to avoid isolation in older adulthood are offered at 6:30 p.m. Call 628-5055 to register for the last event.
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 details, 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. 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.
From 4 to 6:30 p.m., Dogwood Elementary School PTO will host MVP night at the school, 1400 Cedarwood Parkway. The night is a chance for students to bring someone special to the school to meet the student’s teacher, tour classrooms and participate in the craft and book fair.
Kearney Mayor Randy Pogue will host a meeting with citizens to listen to their thoughts about the community from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at City Hall, 100 E. Washington St.