Friday, Sept. 13

Storytime presented by Mid-Continent Public Library will be held at 10 a.m. in Lions Park, located in the 100 block of South Jefferson Street in downtown Kearney. Call 628-5055 to register.

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 prices or other details, call 628-4548.

As part of the Jesse James Festival, a dance for children in grades six through 12 will be from 7 to 10 p.m. at the pavilion in Jesse James Park, located north off downtown off Missouri Highway 33. Admission is $5 per person and no reentry will be permitted. Proceeds benefit local children in need of assistance with medical bills. For details, call 918-2766.

Saturday, Sept. 14

The annual Bill James 5/10K run as part of the first weekend of Jesse James festival events begins at 8 a.m. at North Grove and Boude streets. Early packet pick-up is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Club 7 fitness center, 655 Missouri Highway 92 in Kearney. Race proceeds benefit the Heroes Memorial in Jesse James Park. To register, visit

Tuesday, Sept. 17

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 380-7433.

A weekly senior citizen dance will be at 1 p.m. at Annunciation Community Center, 705 N. Jefferson St. in Kearney. For 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 or search Kearney Food Pantry on Facebook.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

Kearney Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the board room located at the Early Education Center, 150 W. Missouri Highway 92.

Thursday, Sept. 19

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 or search Kearney Food Pantry on Facebook.

Kearney’s Chamber of Commerce After Hours event will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Tobacco Barn Farm, 18503 Missouri Highway 33 in Holt. Members are invited. For details, call 628-4229.

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