Here are several of all the local events going on this weekend in our area! 

The National Federation of the Blind will have their 2nd annual Trivia Night.

This will be held on Saturday, November 3rd with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and trivia beginning at 6:30 p.m.  It’ll take place at the Knights of Columbus Columbia Chapter, 2525 North Stadium Blvd.  The cost is $15 a person or $120 per table of eight, if registered by October 21.  There will be a free light snack and food for purchase, or you can bring your own.  They’ll have fun side games and prizes.  For more information, contact Debbie at 573-874-1774.

The Generations of Stars:  The Bothwell Benefit will be presented on Saturday, November 3. 

This is a fundraiser for health programs in the community.  It’ll take place from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m, at the Missouri Electric Cooperative Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds.  There will be entertainment from a quintet with the Sedalia Symphony, a cocktail reception, and dinner catered by the Ivory Grille with a program to follow.  Tickets are $175 per person, available by calling 826-6263 or emailing  Limited seating is available, as the event typically sells out.

State Fair Community College will offer a Missouri Concealed Carry (CCW) firearms course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 in  Potter-Ewing Agriculture Building Room 402 on the Sedalia campus.

The course will provide instruction in the types of firearms to be concealed; safe loading, unloading, storage, and carrying firearms concealed; and current state and federal codes, including those defining lawful firearm use.  The course will last at least eight hours and include classroom instruction and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Instructor is Bill Chapman. Cost is $149. This is the last time the class will be offered this fall.  For more information or to register, call (660) 530-5822, e-mail or go to The course is sponsored by SFCC’s office of Lifelong Learning.

The Shriner’s Breakfast is coming up on November 3. 

It’ll be open to the public and be a cost of $6.  It’ll be held from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.,  at 1375 Elm Hills.  For To-Go orders, call 826-6171.

Come join the Wesley United Methodist Church for a Meal for Mac. 

Mac is battling cancer, and we’re raising money to help with his bills.  Come join us for chili, soup, and dessert to support Mac McCullough. We’ll be having a bake sale and silent auction.  It’ll be on November 3 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m for a free will donation.  For information, call 221-8948.

The Men of Burns Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will sponsor a BBQ Rib Dinner. 

It’ll be held on Saturday, November 3 from 11:00 a.m. until the food is gone.  The price is $8 for a meal of ribs, baked beans, potato salad, and dessert.  The event will be held at 207 East Pettis.

The St John United Church of Christ in Florence will host their 47th annual Smorgasboard. 

It’ll be held on November 3 starting at 5:00 p.m.  The cost for kids Kindergarten through 12 years will be $4.50 and pre school children are free, adults are a cost of $9. It'll be held at the church, 6667 Highway JJ, Florence.

A benefit auction and raffle will be held to assist the Greg Melton Family.

It’ll be held on Saturday, November 3 at 2:00 p.m. at Barb’s East End Restaurant and Lounge at 1201 East Third.  Doors will be open at 10:00 a.m.  for donations for the auction. Food will be served from noon to 1:00 p.m.   Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.   The cost of the meal will be $5, and all proceeds will go toward the Melton Family.  The event will also feature a raffle for a power washer.

The Lamine Community Club will hold its annual pie supper on Saturday, Nov 3. 

It’ll be held at the Lamine School Community Center, located three and half miles northwest of Clifton City at the junction of Highway JJ and Swinging Bridge Drive.  The kitchen will serve sandwiches and drinks starting at 5:30 p.m.  and the pie and craft auction will begin at 7:00 p.m. with the cake walk to follow.

The Liberty Center Association for the Arts production of “Chicago” opens on Thursday, November 1 and continues through Sunday November 4 with the final weekend running Thursday, November 8 through Sunday November 11.  

Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. except on Sundays with a matinee at 2 p.m.   Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the Liberty Center at 111 West Fifth in Downtown Sedalia or via telephone at (660) 826-2899. The lively musical is set in prohibition Chicago and tells the story of the starlet Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly who end up imprisoned with hopes of making it big with the help of their slick lawyer, Billy Flynn.  Join us at the Liberty Center.  The Lona Lounge will open an hour before show time and will feature a variety of beer, wines, and other soft drinks, popcorn and candy.  Our “Chicago” special will be a “Cellblock Survival Kit” which will include bread and water.  Ticket office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and an hour before show time. Like us on Facebook (lcaa Sedalia) to get the latest information.

Blue Hair makes a difference! 

Oct 30 – Nov 9, Blue stripes are $10, and all proceeds go to 4 Paws for Ability in honor of Owen Thomas.  Owen is in need of a service dog.  Call the Cutting Edge at 827-7100 to make an appointment with Kristen, Tiffany or Brittany.

The 9th Annual Santa’s Helpers Toy Run will be held on Sunday, November 4. 

All donations are welcome to help local kids.  They’ll start from Cole Camp at the Fire Station from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m, or you can join them at Yeager’s Cycle in Sedalia from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  The escort to the Salvation Army will be at 2:15 p.m. for the Toy Run.  For more information, call Mike or Lois at 660-668-4751

Join us this Sunday, November 4, for the I-70 Cowboy Church Fellowship & Worship Round-up.  

We will meet at the Sweet Springs American Legion Building (corner of Marvia @ Miller – one block south of I-70 exit 66) beginning at Noon with a fellowship meal and music followed by a time of worship.  Menu includes:  roast beef and root veggies.  I-70 Cowboy Church is reaching out to individuals and families who don’t go to anybody’s church and don’t feel like they fit in at traditional church. Come and enjoy our relaxed, friendly fellowship and worship.  We begin at 12:00 Noon with food, fellowship and country music and a time of worship — everyone is welcome!  There is no charge, donations are welcome.  Menu includes pork BBQ.  Join in this casual, relaxed, and friendly fellowship & worship experience.  For more information, call Tommy Goode, Pastor at 660.202.9026 Voice/Text.

The Care Connection for Aging Services is looking for volunteers. 

They are asking for anyone with experience in helping people or people who have worked for businesses that have provided meals to the public.  If you want to get out of the house on occasion and enjoy talking to people, they ask if you would consider making a difference at the Senior Center.  They need home delivered meal drivers, home delivered meal helpers, receptionists, beverage bartenders, dish washers, cooler carriers, event helpers, piano players and so on.  There is always a need.  For more information, call Courtney Anstine at 826-0713 or email

And that looks like the lot of it!  There's definitely a little something for everyone, so why not get out and check some of out for yourself.

Weekendily yours,


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