Friday, Oct. 18

Kearney School District has an early release schedule for students. It is the end of the first quarter.

Kearney Senior Center hosts games of bingo at 10 a.m. at 600 N. Jefferson St., Kearney. For details, call 903-6533. The center serves lunch at 11:30 a.m. Transportation is available by calling 903-6533 in advance.

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.

A teen lock-in cosplay ball will be at 7 p.m. at Kearney’s Mid-Continent library branch, 100 S. Platte-Clay Way. Registration is required by clicking on the button on the event listing of the branch offerings at www.mymcpl.org.

Saturday, Oct. 19

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.

Play and learn time will provide preschoolers a chance to simulate their minds at 10 a.m. at the Kearney library branch.

Midwest Corvettes and Classics will host a cruise night from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Orscheln parking lot. Attendees are welcome to bring a car.

In an effort to raise funds for a splash pad to be built in downtown Kearney’s Lions Park, Kearney Enrichment Council to bring a block party atmosphere from 5 to 10 p.m. The K-Town Showdown will include a Texas Hold’em poker tournament and smoke-off competition at TDR Auto Plaza, located at 801 N. Country Ave. Prizes will be awarded with $500 for first place, $250 for second and $100 for third. To register for the showdown, visit ktown-showdown.eventbrite.com.

Kearney High School Theatre presents “Mamma Mia!” on the high school stage at 7 p.m. at 715 E. 19th St. Tickets are $10 each and available on www.eventbrite.com.

Monday, Oct. 21

Kearney’s fall bulky pickup runs today through Thursday, Oct. 24. The service runs the same day as a residents regular trash service day. Items can be left on the curb but are limited to a size of 4 yards. Items not accepted include tires, hazardous waste, rocks, bricks, concrete and yard waste. Wood must be bundled in 4-foot lengths and weigh less than 40 pounds. Refrigerators must have refrigerants removed.

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.

A chamber of commerce ribbon cutting will be at 4 p.m. at Velvet Touch Massage, located at 302 Platte-Clay Way, Suite 112.

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

Kearney High School Theatre presents “Mamma Mia!” at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and available on www.eventbrite.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

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 816-380-7433.

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 chance for home-schooled children to create abstract self-portraits is at 1:30 p.m. A class for HAM radio operators is at 6 p.m. Registration is required for the last two events by clicking on the button on the event listing of the branch offerings 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. 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 High School Theatre presents “Mamma Mia!” at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and available on www.eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

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.

Thursday, Oct. 24

Kearney School District students do not have school because of for parent and teacher conferences.

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 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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