Here's a look at what's going on this week in our area. 


State Fair Community College invites the community to its sixth annual “Jingle on the Green” from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 5 on the Sedalia campus.

The free community holiday celebration will feature thousands of luminarias, holiday music and desserts. The public is invited to stroll the campus, view the lights and visit holiday-themed stations with festively decorated trees. Parking will be available in all lots on campus.  Volunteers helping with the event include the Sedalia Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and the SFCC Ag Club, Ambassadors, Nursing Club, Radiology Club, Roadrunners and Lady Roadrunners, Student Government Association, and Spirit Squad. The SFCC Foundation sponsors Jingle on the Green. For more information about this and other arts events at SFCC, go to

Tickets are now available for A Sedalia Christmas. 

The production is written and directed by local historian, Becky Imhauser.  Performances will be at the Liberty Center, 111 West 5th Street on Thursday, December 5; Friday, December 6; and Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 7 will also have a 2 p.m. matinee.  Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased at the Liberty Center or by calling (660) 827-3228.

Join us at the Liberty Center to celebrate Christmas Sedalia style.

This multi-media musical celebrates Sedalia’s holiday traditions through favorite Christmas and patriotic songs, choreographed dance numbers, and historic photos and film. Local actors and actresses portray historic Sedalian’s who have shaped our community, beginning with the 1860’s.  The production recreates historic events including Depression-era “arrests” and a 1950’s men’s style show that defies description—both to benefit charities. The show also portrays bittersweet Christmases during World War I, the Depression, World War II, and the Korean War. This year’s production will take place on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, paying special tribute to World War II.  Becky Imhauser wrote the script for “A Sedalia Christmas,” based on her book series about downtown Sedalia. Darrin Hartman will be the musical director and accompanist. The production premiered at the Liberty Center in 2008 as a fund-raiser for the Liberty Center Association of the Arts. All proceeds continue to benefit the Liberty Center.

The Sedalia Public Library will have a Surplus Sale.

It will have computers, books, and equipment.  The sale will be held on Friday, December 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and again on Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The Sale will be held at the old McLaughlin Furniture Building, 515 South Ohio, where the Library was temporarily located during repairs to the Carnegie Building.  For information, contact Pam Hunter at 826-1314.

Warrensburg Police and Fire Department’s December Blood Drive is coming up.

They will be honoring the brave Americans who came together to win World War II and save the world will be Friday, December 6, 2013, from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm at the Warrensburg Community Center.    The need for blood is a constant need. With the holidays approaching and the cold and flu season upon us it is very important to donate if you are healthy.  It is a season of giving and what better gift to give than the gift of life.

The State Fair Community College Music Arts program invites the community to its 2013 holiday music concerts at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 in the Stauffacher Theatre on the Sedalia campus.

The program will feature the SFCC Chamber Choir, Jazz Choir and Jazz Runners jazz band performing both secular and sacred songs of the season from Baroque to gospel. The choirs are under the direction of Ron Sayer, instructor of music and Music Arts program coordinator, and the Jazz Band is under the direction of Danny Brymer, adjunct instructor of music. Gwen Kappelman will accompany the choirs. Tickets are $6 each; tickets for groups of 10 or more are half price. For more information or to buy tickets online, go; call the SFCC box office at (660) 596-7387 from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; or Wheelchair seating is available upon request at least one week before the concert. Admission is free to SFCC students and employees.

The Broadway Presbyterian Church will have a Pancake Breakfast.

This will be held at the church from 7:00 a.m. to noon on December 7.  The breakfast is organized by the Broadway’s Deacons ministry and helps support the many outreach activities offered.  The cost for adults is $5, kids under 3 are $3, and 2 years of age and younger eat for free.  Delivery is available.

The XI Theta Zeta Christmas Craft Show will be on December 7.

The annual XI Theta Zeta Christmas Craft show will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Concordia Community Center, 8th and Gordon in Concordia..  It will feature a wide variety of  crafts and gift ideas.  There will also be a cookie sale during the craft show sponsored by the Concordia High School Marching Orioles.  The Concordia Frau Lions will also have a concession stand to benefit the center.  You may also bring a non perishable food item in exchange for greens. The food will benefit the Sweet Springs Food Pantry.

The Shrine Breakfast is coming up on December 7. 

The Shrine Breakfast will be served from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for a cost of $6.  They’ll have eggs, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, juice, milk or coffee.  The breakfast will be held at 1375 Elm Hills blvd and is open to the public.  For to go orders, call 281-3619 or 826-6171.

The Suite Dreams Studio will be presenting the tale of the Nutcracker.

It’ll be held at the Smith Cotton High School, in the Heckart Performing Arts Center on December 7 at 7:00 p.m. and December 8 at 2:00 p.m.   For more information or get tickets, call 660-287-0028.

There will be a workshop presented by the Henry County Extension about Honeybees.

Honeybees are an integral part of both local and global food systems.  Many individuals in our area are interested in keeping a few hives in their back yard, but don’t know where to start.If you would like to learn more about honey bees and possibly start keeping bees yourself, the Henry County Extension Center is offering an all day beginning beekeeping workshop on Saturday, December 7.  The workshop will be taught by Jim and Valerie Duever of Bachelor, MO.  The workshop will be held at the Henry County Extension Center at 100 West Franklin in Clinton and will begin at 9:00 a.m.  Call Verlinda Talley or Travis Harper at 660-885-5556 for registration details.

The Trinity Pyrmont Church will hold their annual Old Tyme Christmas Show.

The Trinity Pyrmont Lutheran Church is northwest of Stove and they’ll hold their Old Tyme Christmas in the Country on Saturday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m.  Local performers will present the Christmas Story with traditional and contemporary songs.  This years theme is “Joy In the Woods”.  The offering received for the Stover and Cole Camp food pantries will be supplemented by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.  Refreshments will be served.  The church is located at 2831 Pyrmont Road near Highway M and the 135 Junction north of Stover.

AnimalFAIR has dogs available for adoption. 

Check us out in the Parade, then follow us to Tractor Supply to adoption your favorite. All are really great, healthly, young dogs completely vetted and ready for a loving home. See the animals that are available here.

There will be a chili and soup dinner on December 7. 

The supper will be held on Saturday, December 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Epworth United Methodist Church at Broadway and Engineer.  They will have baked goods and gift items.  Chili or soup, dessert and a drink for $5.

The annual Christmas Tea at the historic Katy Depot, 600 E. Third St., will be held Saturday, Dec. 7.

Seating begins at 11:30. The program will include a presentation on Civil War fashions and 1860’s appropriate foods. This is a great way for mothers and daughters or a group of girlfriends to kick off the holiday season. The Depot Store, which features food items from across Missouri and locally-made crafts, as well as books by local authors, will by open during the tea party to allow for Christmas shopping. Dec. 7 will also be the last day to see the year-long museum exhibit on Sedalia and the Civil War, so plan to see it before or after the party. Tickets are only $15, and advance purchase is required. The Depot Store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and can be reached by calling 660-826-2932.

The 47th Annual Hughesville Christmas Parade is on Saturday, December 7. 

The parade will line up at 1:00, judging will be at 1:30, and the parade starts at 2:00 p.m.  There will be a free will offering lunch of chili, hotdogs, drinks and dessert that will be served from 11:00 a.m. until after the parade.  Santa will be be at the Community Building to visit with the children after the parade.  Linda Hoover will be on hand to do face painting. If you or someone you know would like to enter, call 826-4570 or 827-3347.

The Kiwanis Club has been in contact with Mr & Mrs Claus, and they’ve agreed to help a local guy, George Bain, with a fundraiser.

It’s going to be at 2701 Station Avenue and they’re having it to help people with Down Syndrome.  Down syndrome results when one of three types of abnormal cell division involving chromosome 21 occurs. All three cell division abnormalities result in extra genetic material from chromosome 21, which is responsible for the characteristic features and developmental problems of Down syndrome.  George is going to be doing a big light show with music, and they’ve asked Santa to meet and greet our kids.   Mrs Claus will be passing out candy canes to everybody.  Don’t miss out on this great chance to get to see some fun displays, talk to Santa, and help out our local folks with Down Syndrome.  It’s on Saturday, December 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and you know the Clauses are going to be having some fun.

Journey to Bethlehem is an interactive presentation brought to the community by the Pettis County United Methodist Churches and area friends.

This is the 10th year the production has been presented at Wesley United Methodist Church.  Special guides will take you on a journey through the countryside near Bethlehem to visit with residents, visitors, King Herod and shepherds watching over their sheep.  The journey ends with a visit from Baby Jesus in a stable behind the inn.  This will take place in the Wesley United Methodist Church building on Saturday and Sunday evenings, December 7 and 8.  Come anytime between 5 and 8:00 p.m. for no admission. For more information, call the church at 826-4502.

The State Fair Community College is hosting an Arts and Crafts show.

A record high 140 vendors will be selling everything from handmade jewelry, accessories, toys, and crafts to food items, furnishings and festive decorations at State Fair Community College’s 10th annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center on the Sedalia campus. Admission is free. The SFCC Booster Club will offer concessions, including soup, sandwiches and more. For information, call (660) 530-5808 or go online at

Have a great weekend!


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