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

The Community Blood Center will hold a fall blood drive. 

It'll be held  from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, in Classrooms 2 & 3 of the Bothwell Education Center, 600 East 14th Street, Sedalia.  Donors can book their appointment online at and enter the sponsor code: BOTHWELL. Walk-ups are also welcome.  Blood and blood products used at Bothwell Regional Health Center are supplied through the Community Blood Center, headquartered in Kansas City.

The Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce is having their Ladies’ Night Out on Thursday, Sept. 25.

The Piccadilly Gala, held at the Missouri Electric Cooperatives Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. The evening includes a catered dinner, cash bar, silent auction and more. The ticket price is $50 each or $350 (table of 8). Don’t forget your quarters for the auction. Guests are also encouraged to dress for the theme by wearing a mask (unusual or fancy) for the semi-formal event. Dinner includes a full course meal. You can totally get your tickets and more information by calling the Chamber at 660-826-2222.

Art for Arthritis will take place on Friday, September, 26, 2014 at 6 p.m.

It’ll be held at  The Gallery in Kansas City.   What is Art for Arthritis?  Art for Arthritis pairs 15 local children affected by juvenile arthritis with area artists to spend a summer together creating unique pieces of art. The art is auctioned off at the Art for Arthritis art auction to raise money for nationwide arthritis research and advocacy, as well as local programs and services. Most people don’t think about children having arthritis but more than 3,000 children in the Kansas City and Western Missouri area have some form of this painful disease. Art for Arthritis is a one-of-a-kind experience uniting local artists and children impacted by juvenile arthritis. Together, they turn a potentially challenging and painful situation into beautiful and inspiring pieces of art. Attendees can look forward to an evening of drinks, heavy appetizers, a silent auction and an exciting live auction featuring the artwork the children and artists have created together. The 2014 event will be the 11th anniversary of Art for Arthritis and once again we will have an exciting partnership with the world-famous Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Children’s Mercy Hospital. For more information, contact Brooke Perry at 913-262-2233.

The Veterans Assistance League will host the 12th annual Run for Freedom on Sept. 27 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. 

The event includes a 5K, 10K and Poker Walk. The cost is $20, $25 and $15, respectively. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m.  This is the largest fundraiser of the year and the proceeds will go into a fund to purchase a new handicapped-accessible bus to take veterans who live at the home on a variety of outings. MVH-Warrensburg serves 200 veterans who range in age from 45 to 101.  Run for Those who Never Run from a Fight! For more information, visit or call Latisha Koetting at 660-429-4661.

The 25th annual Hughesville/Northwest All Class Reunion will be on October 4.

It’ll take place at the school, and the class of 1964 will be presented.  A social will begin at 4:00 p.m. and tours of the school are available until 6:00 p.m.  A buffet dinner and program will begin at 6:00 p.m. The theme this year is “Celebrating a Century of Service” with Sharee Norfleet.  All former graduates, students, faculty, administrators, staff and friends are invited.  Reservations and tickets will be required for the banquet and program.  The deadline is September 27 to be listed in the program book. For more information, call Ruth Ann Leicher at 826-6153.

The State Fair Community College Roadrunner Booster Club will sponsor its third annual public golf tournament Sept. 27 at Indian Foothills Golf Course in Marshall.

The tournament will benefit the men’s and women’s basketball programs.  The three-person scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.  A $75 per person entry fee covers 18 holes of golf plus cart and lunch. Mulligans may be purchased for $15 per team (one mulligan per person per 18 holes). Checks should be made payable to the SFCC Foundation.  Cash payouts will be made to the top two places, two or three flights, based on full field.   Entry forms are available at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center office on the Sedalia campus, online and at the Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, 1811 South Limit Ave. For more information, contact Athletic Director Darren Pannier at or (660) 596-7232 or men’s Assistant Coach Josh Sash at or (660) 596-7240.

The Golden Circle Horse Show Circuit will be having seven shows this year with three being held in Sedalia, and four being held at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

The objectives of the show are to encourage good sportsmanship and proper conduct among horsemen and to foster good fellowship of all persons interested in saddle horses, to promote the education in the care, use, handling and development of horses and horsemanship, to create, stimulate and maintain interest in saddle horses and horseback riding in communities in the Golden Circle area and to encourage proper and humane handling and care of horses, to prevent cruelty to animals.  This will take place on Saturday, September 27 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Johnson County Fairgrounds.  Visit their website for more information.

The Johnson County Juvenile Justice Collaboration, Bi-Lo Country Mart, and the Warrensburg Police Department are hosting a Drug Take Back Day.

It’ll be held on Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 a.m to 2:00  p.m.  at the Bi-Lo Country Mart Lobby, 410 East Young in Warrensburg.  Now is the time to clean out all those old prescriptions and get rid of them safely.  Bring expired or unneeded over the counter medications, any medication from a licensed pharmacist, and veterinary prescriptions that are no longer needed.  Do not bring illicit drugs, sharp objects or needles, radioactive medications or bio-hazardous materials, glass thermometers or other medical devices.  For information, all Bev Newman at 660-422-7466.

There will be a book signing with the Rev. Curtis Shipman.

It’ll take place at Reader’s World, 1400 South Limit, on September 27 from 2 to 4 pm.   He’ll be signing his book, “Miracles All Around Us: Stories of God Working Miracles with Everyday People”.  For information, call 660-827-0940.

The Stover Park Board hosts Praise in the Park. 

Bring your lawn chairs for fun, food, and fellowship.  They’ll have games and prizes for all ages, food, drinks, ice cream, live music with Remedy 4 Redemption, door prizes,  glow in the dark balloon launch, and remarks from Evangelist Rusty Thomas.  This will be held in the Stover Legion Memorial Park on September 27 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  For information, contact Lynette Black at 573-746-6151.

Parkview Christian Church, 1405 East 16th Street, Sedalia will be hosting a Fall Festival, featuring the Christian Comedian, Gordon Douglas.

Mr. Douglas is from Pennsylvania, and travels world wide with his comedy. Everyone is invited to attend. There is no charge or special offering being taken. He will be sharing his comedy on Sunday September 28th at 8:30 and 10:30 AM. He will be sharing Sunday evening at 6 PM where there will be dessert, coffee and comedy. He will also be there Monday and Tuesday evening at 7 PM both evenings. There will be child care at each event. For further information please call 660-826-3624.

Amigos De Christo will have a local community event. 

They will be having a friendship dinner on September 28th at 3003 West 11th. The dinner will be from 1pm to 5pm and adults will be 5.00 dollars and children 2.50. The menu will be Beans, Rice, Tamales, dessert, and a drink.

The LaMonte United Methodist Church will host a  Chili Supper and Theme Basket Auction.

It will be held on Sunday September 28, at the  LaMonte United Methodist Church, 400 North Main, LaMonte.   They will be serving Chili, Hot Dogs, and Chili Dog Meals from 5:00 – 6:45 pm with the Auction at 7:00 pm.  Proceeds go to the Children’s Sunday School Department and tickets may be purchased at the door for $5.00.

Have a great weekend!