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

Katy Depot will once again host the First Fridays Series beginning on March 6.

These fun and educational programs provide local audiences with a glimpse into our country’s past through guest speakers who portray historic Americans such as President Harry Truman or tell of our area’s fascinating past in programs such as the one on the Kansas City Monarchs Negro League baseball team that traveled through Sedalia.  The March 6 event will kick off at 5:30 with refreshments and the program itself will begin at 6:00 pm.  Our guest performer is no stranger to the Depot as this will be his third appearance before the First Friday crowd–Patrick Lee as Captain William Clark.  Mr. Lee has already portrayed President Thomas Jefferson and famed frontiersman Daniel Boone before an appreciative audience. Lee is a professional speaker, writer, actor and entertainer with more than twenty years’ experience.  He will portray Captain William Clark–the other half of the famed Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery.  The program is called “Conquering the Unknown” and will describe the life and times of this most American of Americans, a great leader and compassionate man who headed a journey across half a continent traveling over 4000 miles from the mouth of the Missouri River westward to the Pacific Ocean and back.  The First Friday events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so reservations are recommended. Call the Katy Depot at 660-826-2932 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to reserve your seat. The First Friday Series is made possible through a generous gift from Joe Fischer and is hosted by the Sedalia Heritage Foundation, which oversees the use and maintenance of the historic Katy Depot.

The Sedalia Parks and Recreation will host a Princess Party.

Calling all princesses in Sedalia and the surrounding area! We invite you all to join us for an evening of royal games, magical crafts, and more. Come dressed as your favorite character and please bring a camera to capture these memories!  Space is limited so register early. Registration taken until February 27, or when event fills, whichever comes first.  Call the Parks office at 826-4930, visit or email

The Eldorado United Methodist Church will host their Famous Big Breakfast.

It’ll be held on March 7 with serving starting at 6:00 a.m.  They’ll have homemade biscuits, sausage gravy, eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, hashbrowns, cinnamon rolls, fruit, coffee, milk, juice and maybe more.  Freewill donations are accepted.  The event will be held at the Church, 10405 Eldorado Road in Green Ridge.  For information, call Connie at 402-598-5612 or Carla at 660-202-0497.

The Friends of the La Monte FFA will have their Farm Toy and Tractor Sale.

It’ll take place on Saturday, March 7 at the La Monte High School Gymnasium from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Admission is $2, children 12 and under are free with a paid adult.  They’ll have pedal tractors, construction, farm, cars and trucks and Nascar collectibles. They’ll also have projects made by the Ag Students for sale. Net proceeds will benefit the La Monte FFA Chapter.  Full concessions will be available (including homemade cinnamon rolls).  Call or text Carol at 660-619-3276 for more information.

Diversified Community Outreach and Cub Scout Pack 202 will have a Chili Luncheon on March 7. 

It’ll take place at the True Vine Church, at 600 North Moniteau beginning at noon and continuing until the food runs out.  The cost is a $5 donation.

The 4th Annual Quarter Mania Fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society will be on Saturday, March 7. 

It’ll take place at the Warsaw Community Building.  Doors open at 4:00 p.m. The potato bar opens at 5:00 p.m. and the paddle auction is from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Advance tickets are $15.  Purchase a paddle, sold separately, for $50.  The ticket includes the dinner, a white paddle for bidding, and hourly door prizes.  To purchase tickets, volunteer,  donate items for the auction, or for questions, call Sharon at 660-438-6065 or 473-3245

The Sedalia Senior Center will host a benefit dinner.

It’ll be for John and Dorothy Swope, who had a house fire.  This event is to help them get their lives re-started.  It’ll take place on March 7 beginning at 4:00 p.m. The dinner will be all you can eat (while the food lasts).  They will also have dessert and donated baskets which were generously donated by family and Sedalia businesses.  Tickets to the dinner are $8 for an adult aged 9 and up, children aged 2-8 are $2, and under 2 years of age eat free.  For more information, you can contact Shirley Hayworth at 827-1063 or 287-7787.

Have a great weekend!