Friday, Aug. 23
TOPS No. 584 will meet for weigh-in from 7 to 7:45 a.m. with a meeting following from 8 to 9 a.m. at Family Worship Center, 926 S. Commercial Ave. For more information, call 589-4445 or 532-0962.
The Smithville Senior Center, 113 W. Main St., opens at 9 a.m. for exercise (9:15), cards, pool, lunch, bingo and fellowship. The senior center is open also on Mondays and Wednesdays. The center is open to those age 60 or older or who are disabled.
St. Luke’s North Hospital hosts a leadership lunch monthly beginning at noon on the Smithville hospital campus, 601 S. U.S. Highway 169. To register or for details, contact Amy Segura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Friday music bingo and surf n’ turf night starts at 5 p.m. in Smithville American Legion Post No. 58, located at 2607 Missouri Highway 92.
A back-to-school dance open only to middle school students will be from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Smithville Middle School cafeteria, 675 S. Commercial Ave. Admission is $5.
Saturday, Aug. 24
Bats, Balls and a Book will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Smithville branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 120 Richardson St. Participants are invited to join Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame Manager Jill Seib-Schaub for a baseball storytime. To register, visit branch offerings at mymcpl.org/events.
Hot Summer Nights, the summer concert series, will have its final live performance at 6 p.m. in Courtyard Park, located in the 100 block of Main Street.
Sunday, Aug. 25
Bingo is offered every Sunday starting at 1 p.m. at the Smithville American Legion. Doors open at 11 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 26
TOPS No. 1249 will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 1520 Missouri Highway DD. For more information, call 550-8887.
Tuesday, Aug. 27
A food pantry is available at First Christian Church between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. at 201 N. Bridge St. To learn about the Christian Church pantry, call 532-0773. A second pantry at Bridge Street Ministries will open its food and clothing pantry from 10 a.m. to noon at First Baptist Church, 300 S. Bridge St. For more information, call 532-0164.
Storytime for toddlers is at 9:30 a.m. followed by storytime for preschoolers at 10:30 a.m. at the Smithville library.
Smithville Successful Direct Sales group meets at 11:15 a.m. at Chop’s BBQ & Catering, 109 E. Main St. For more details, search Smithville Successful Direct Sales on Facebook.
The Smithville Lions Club meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at Nellie’s Sweet Shoppe, 115 E. Main St.
Smithville Area Fire Protection District’s board meets at 7 p.m. at district headquarters, 341 Park Drive.
Wednesday, Aug. 28
Tai Chi on the Square is at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday in August in Courtyard Park. Tai Chi is open to all ages. Instructor Amy Vance asks participants to bring water to stay hydrated. The program focuses on relieving arthritis and improving balance as part of Smithville Community in Action’s Resiliency Campaign to educate the community about how to destress using healthy coping skills. For more information, contact CIA member Kelly Boley at email@example.com.
Paradise Pointe Ladies Golf Association invites any ladies interested in joining the Wednesday morning league to meet at 10 a.m. at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex, 18212 Golf Course Road. The women play 18 holes.
Farmers and Makers Market will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the historic district of downtown. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smithville Bike Nights are Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Courtyard Park. Motorcycle and bicycle riders are encouraged to park downtown and visit the shops and variety of activities. For details, call Ken Purdue at 728-0315.
Thursday, Aug. 29
Storytime for babies is at 9:30 a.m. at the Smithville branch of Mid-Continent library. Following will be a students and parents rights lesson from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Definitions of suspension, out-of-school suspension and expulsion will be discussed with a staffer from the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri. To register for this event, search branch offerings at mymcpl.org/events.
The Smithville Rotary Club will meet at noon at St. Luke’s North Hospital-Smithville.
Smithville family bike nights are at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday, starting in the parking lot at the corner of Litton Way and Missouri Highway F. The ride generally covers 12 miles in about 60 to 90 minutes and is an out-and-back style ride. Other details can be found on the Let’s Ride Bicycles Facebook page.