Here's a look at all the great stuff going on this weekend! 

The historic Katy Depot will help Sedalians take a step back in time with a new series of presentations on the first Friday of each month this year.

Professional actors will portray a wide range of historic figures, from presidents to entrepreneurs.  The fun and educational programs will kick off with “Thomas Jefferson” on April 4. The evening begins with Happy Hour refreshments and appetizers at 5:30, and the program at 6 p.m. Patrick Lee, a professional speaker, writer, actor and entertainer for more than 20 years, will portray Founding Father and our third president, Thomas Jefferson. The First Friday evenings are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so reservations are recommended. Call the Depot Store at 660-826-2932 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The First Friday programs are sponsored by Joe Fischer, a board member of the Sedalia Heritage Foundation, which oversees the use of the Katy Depot, is proud to host these events. Come join the fun and experience a memorable evening.

Team Cancer Kickers will host a chili and soup supper to benefit Relay for Life.

It’ll be held on Friday, April 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church, 644 East 16th street.  There will be a silent auction with prizes donated by  local businesses.  They’ll have chicken noodle, potato, broccoli cheese, vegetable, and taco soups, chili, and cornbread and crackers.  Tickets are $5 in advance, or $6 at the door.  Please contact Kalea at 660-553-8601 or Christy at 660-211-7108 to purchase tickets.

The next Shrine Breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 5. 

The event is open to the public, taking place at 1375 Elm Hills Blvd on Saturday, April 5 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.  For to go orders call 660-281-3619 or 826-6171.

The Sedalia Kiwanis Club will sponsor a child seat safety checkpoint event.

The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the front parking lot of the main branch of Third National Bank located at 301 West Broadway.  Car seat specialists with the Sedalia Police Department, the Sedalia Fire Department and the Pettis County Health Center will help parents correctly install child car safety For more information on Kiwanis One Day, contact Bob Milner, 660-827-5442

Devon’s Beat 5k Run/Walk will be at the Lincoln Football Field on Saturday, April 5. 

We will be having our Second 5k that will benefit the SADS Foundations. SADS is Sudden Arhythmia Death Syndrome are genetic heart rhythm abnormalities conditions that can cause sudden death in young, apparently healthy people -who are undiagnosed. These conditions can be treated & deaths can be prevented. Last year we were able to raise over $7,000 and would love to double that this year. Call 547-3355 for questions.

Registration for Camp Blue Sky will be April 5 in the Stauffacher Center on the campus of the State Fair Community College. 

The registration will be from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The theme this year is JAMBO: African Art Adventures.   The fees are $120 for all day, $65 for Kindergarten, and $55 for pre-school.  The camp itself will take place July 28 through August 1 on the SFCC campus and is designed for children aged 4 through grade 9.  The camp is sponsored by the Cooney Endowment for the Arts and SFCC.  For more information, visit or call 826-6292.

There will be a youth hunter's clinic on Saturday, April 5.

Hunters age 9 through 15 who want to learn about turkey hunting can register for a youth turkey hunting clinic to be held on April 5. The clinic is cosponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Everhart’s Wilderness Lodge. It will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the lodge, which is northwest of Clinton.  The event gives young people a chance to learn from experienced turkey hunters about turkey hunting rules and regulations, firearms safety, shotgun patterning, choke and shot selection, calling, scouting, decoy use, and equipment. The free clinic includes ammunition and lunch.  Registration is limited to 40 youths. Each youth must be accompanied by an adult sponsor. Each adult may sponsor up to two youths. Youths are encouraged to bring shotguns.  For more information or to register, call Johnny and Linda Everhart at 660-885-5049.

Come out and support the Steppin 4 The Spectrum 5k/walk and run.

This is a 5k walk and run set up to support the awareness of autism and provide resources and services to people with autism in central Missouri.  The date of the event will be on April 5 starting at 9:00 a.m. on the State Fair Grounds. This will set up support and awareness of autism and provide resources and services to people with autism in central Missouri.  Free t-shirt included with registration, and water will be provided.

The Applewood Boston Group scrap booking event is Saturday April 5.

It'll be held at the Applewood Christian School, 25396 U.S. 50 fro 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You do NOT have to pay admission if you just want to shop our wonderful Vendors.  Please come, Easter and Mother’s day are coming up; great time to get your gifts.

The Sedalia/Pettis County Branch of the NAACP is hosting the annual Freedom Banquet.

This year’s theme is “Moving Upward and Onward” and focuses on responsibilties to do what you can to maintain your health.  Tickets cost $25 each, and the event will be held on April 5, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at the Best Western Motor Inn.  For more information, call 826-5592

The Third Annual Quizzing for a Cure trivia contest is planned for Saturday, April 5, at the John Boise Middle School in Warsaw.

Activities that evening will include a trivia contest, heads or tails, gift basket raffle, champagne glass prizes, and a 50/50 raffle. Trivia Master John Carleton will emcee the event. All proceeds will benefit the Gene Loveall Cancer Services Fund for the Bothwell Regional Health Center Foundation.  The event will begin at 6 p.m., and concessions will be provided. Proceeds from the concessions will benefit Warsaw High School.The cost is $120 for a team of eight if you register before March 22. Registration after that date will be $140 per team. Individuals also may register and will be placed on a team. Cost for individual registration is $15 before March 22 and $20 after March 22.Registration forms are available from John Carleton at 660-438-5918 or online at Completed registration forms with checks payable to the BRHC Foundation may be sent to Carleton, P.O. Box 572, Warsaw, MO 65355.

The Keep Missouri Farming public educational meeting will take place on Saturday, April 5 at 6:00 p.m.

It’ll be held on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in the Agriculture Building.  Speakers will include Senator Mike Parson and Dan Kleinsorge from Missouri Farmers Care.  RSVP and get more information by calling the Pettis County Farm Bureau at 826-6054.

There will be a Benton County Dance and Fundraiser.

This is  hosted by Mary Donnell-Brown and is always a lot of fun! This year it’s on Sat. April 5th at the Cole Camp American Legion. It starts at 6:00 pm with a potluck dinner (bring your favorite dish).  There is a live auction @ 7:00 pm,  a silent auction from 6 -8 pm, and you can dance to the band, Tobacco Row from 8 – 12 pm.

There will be a fundraising dinner for Cole Camp’s Project Graduation.
It’ll be held on April 6th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. They’ll be serving pork, turkey, rolls, corn, green beans, salads and desserts. There will be a pie auction and a silent auction.  The pie auction begins at 12:15 p.m.  For more information, email SJTAX02@EMBARQMAIL.COM
Freedom of Road Riders will have their 15th Annual April Fools Poker Run and 7 Card Stud. 
It’ll take place on Sunday, April 6.  Sign in from noon until 1:00 p.m. at the Am Vets in Knob Noster for a $10 donation.  All riders and vehicles are welcome.  For more information, call 660-441-0625.  10% of the proceeds will go to the Adopt a Family project for Christmas.

The Marshall Philharmonic will close its 51st Season on Sunday, April 6 featuring some of Marshall’s most promising young talent.

Soloist for the day will be Marshall High School graduate Brandon Pace, on clarinet,
and the Marshall High School Orchestra will perform as special guests. Pace, a Marshall native, is currently a junior at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, majoring in clarinet performance. He is the principal clarinetist of the UCM Wind Ensemble as well as the UCM Symphony Orchestra, and serves as drum major with the UCM Marching Mules.  He has accumulated many district, state and national honors and recently studied abroad in Florence, Italy. The Marshall High School Orchestra also has accumulated recent state honors.  On Monday, March 31st, the orchestra received a I rating at state music festival in Boonville.  Students were evaluated by a panel of 3 judges for their prepared works, and by a 4th judge for their sight reading.  All 4 judges awarded the MHS Orchestra a I rating. This marks the 13th consecutive year for the Marshall Orchestra to earn a I rating at the state event under the leadership of conductor Kevin Lines. Sunday’s concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Harold L. Lickey Auditorium of Bueker Middle School.  As always, MPO concerts are free to the public with a reception immediately following.

Have a great weekend!