Activities abound in Nodaway County this fall


Following are Nodaway County October events:

• Sep 29 – Oct 21 – Today’s Civic Women is collecting children’s hats and gloves to be distributed in Eugene Field Elementary School classrooms. Items can be dropped at the Nodaway News Leader.

• Oct 1Junk for Jesus at the First United Methodist Church, 102 North Main Street, Maryville in the parking lot and fellowship hall, 7:30 am to noon.

• Oct 1 Dog Town Fall Festival vendor fair at Nodaway County Senior Center, 1210 East First Street, Maryville, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair features crafts and more, concessions, free admission.

• Oct 1Lord’s Acre Day at Wilcox United Methodist Church, auction, 10:30 am; dinner, 11:30 a.m. Produce, crafts, baked goods, freewill donation meal including turkey, noodles, dressing, ham, salads and pie.

•October 1, 2The Voice of the Prairie by John Olive, the 32nd annual freshman/transfer showcase, presented at Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts, Mary Linn Auditorium, Saturday, 7:30 pm; Sunday, 2 pm.

• Oct 1-28Grinch nominations from non-profit organizations for the Very “Merryville” Christmas accepted at the Maryville Chamber Of Commerce.

• Oct 2 – American Legion Post 100 Breakfast at AL Post, 1104 East Fifth Street, Maryville, 8 a.m. to noon. Proceeds go to support veterans and Scout programs.

• Oct 2 – Skidmore Community Betterment dinner, homemade chicken and noodles, 11 am to 1 pm.

• Oct 2 Life Chain on the east side of Main Street in downtown Maryville, 2 to 3 p.m.

• Oct 3-31Toys 4 Tots annual toy drive, sponsored by TCW. Toys and monetary donations can be dropped at Nodaway News Leader.

• October 4, 11, 18, 25Infant, Toddler Storytime for ages birth to five, at the Maryville Public Library, 509 North Main Street, 9:45 am.

• October 4, 11, 18, 25Hopkins Museum, North Third Street, Hopkins. Open at no charge from 1 to 3 pm.

• Oct 4Evening Infant, Toddler Storytime at the Maryville Public Library, 5:30 pm.

• Oct 5Area clerks and mayors meeting at the Nodaway County Administration Center meeting room, 6 p.m. Guest speaker is Nodaway County Clerk Melinda Patton on elections. All city mayors and clerks are welcome to attend.

• Oct 5 Hispanic Heritage Month: Thomas Sanchez, guest lecture at the boardroom at the JW Jones Student Union, Northwest, 7 pm. Northwest Alum, Thomas Sanchez speaks about his experiences as a Hispanic and a member of LGBTQ+ community.

• Oct 6Glitz and Glam Pajama Party at Rose Hill Acres Event Center, 105 South Main Street, Maryville, 6 to 10 pm. Tickets cost $65 and include dinner, dessert, three drink tickets and signature drink. Bring cash for the purse raffle and games. Tickets may be purchased online at downtownmaryvillemo.com/tickets.

• Oct 7Market Street Pop-up Shop featuring Sylvia Chloupek Desserts, Cake-To-Go, 11 am until sold out.

• Oct 7-9 Northwest hosts Missouri Hope emergency response field training exercise which invites students, employees and community members to work in volunteer roles at Mozingo Outdoor Education and Recreation Area (MOERA).

The majority of volunteers are required to commit their time in the following 6-hour blocks: Friday, 11 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 6 to 11:59 am and 11 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 6 to 11:59 am. For more information about Missouri Hope and volunteering as a role player, contact Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Peter Adam at padam@nwmissouri.edu, 660.562.1256.

• Oct 7-9Junkin in the Hollar Trailer Trashin 202219795 State Highway FF, Burlington Jct.

• Oct 8 Northwest Missouri Moon Festival at The Hangar and the Fields Paintball Backyard, 1602 South Main, Maryville, gates open at 10 am. There will be food trucks, vendors, inflatables, beer garden and more. Admission is free, however, reserve $10 admission tickets are recommended. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Ecker family and the Northwest Missouri Children’s Advocacy Task Force.

• Oct 8Mozingo Haunted Campground at Mozingo RV Park, inflatables, kettle corn, BBQ, donuts, RV Decorating contest, RV road closes and pumpkin carving starts at 3 pm; face painting starts at 3:30 pm; trick or treating, 5 to 7 pm; story count, 5 pm; movie, 8 pm.

• Oct 9Oktoberfest dinner at the Nodaway County Historical Society Museum, 110 North Walnut Street, Maryville. Traditional German foods, $10 per person, carry-out orders available.

• Oct 9 150th Year Celebration of the Clearmont Baptist Church invites the community, previous attendees/members and anyone who worked on rebuilding the current church building after the fire in 2011 to join them in a time of worship, food, and fellowship. Worship Service, 10 a.m.; lunch, meat and drinks provided, 11:30 am; concert, Sarah Davison of Highroad Music will provide some special worship time singing gospel hymns and songs, 1:30 pm; dedication, 2:30 pm, revival, 6:30 pm.

• Oct 9United Way freewill donation Spaghetti Luncheon, drive-thru style, at the Nodaway County Senior Center, 1210 East First Street, Maryville, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Oct 11Second Harvest Fresh Mobile PantryFourth Street, Barnard, open to the general public, while supplies last, 10 am.

• Oct 11Knitting 102 at the Maryville Public Library, supplies and refreshments provided, 7 pm. Preregister at the front desk, cost is $5.

• Oct 12 West Nodaway Community Blood Drive by Community Blood Center at American Legion Hall, 112 West Main Street sponsored by WN FFA, 2 to 6 pm. Book appointment at savealifenow.org/group, group code: CBHX. For more information, contact Nicki Honan at 660.725.3317 or nhonan@wnrockets.com.

• Oct 13 “Occupy Falcon” series, “Civil Disobedience and the Law: A Panel Discussion,Room 118 of Falcon Center, Northwest Missouri State University, 6 p.m.

• Oct 13Northwest Wind Symphony Concert at Mary Linn Auditorium, Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 pm.

• Oct 15Sheridan Fall Festival at the Sheridan Park, runs all day and evening, kicks off at 10 am.

• Oct 15 Grand Opening of Main Street Marketplace, rental booths with set hours. More information to follow.

• Oct 15Great Cookbook SwapMaryville Public Library basement, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Oct 16Fish Fry for Pickering Community Building11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds go for the upkeep of the Pickering Community Building.

• Oct 19-22Used Book Sale at the Maryville Public Library basement, during library open hours. October 22 is the $5 per sack day.

• Oct 20The Candidate Forum is at Rose Hill Acres Event Center on the corner of Main and First, 7 p.m.

• Oct 20Northwest Homecoming: Variety Show at Mary Linn Auditorium, Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts, 7 to 9 pm. Tickets will be sold for $5 at nwmissouri.edu/getinvolved/homecoming/.

• Oct 21Northwest Homecoming: Walkout Day – No Classes.

• Oct 21International Flag Raising as part of the Homecoming ceremonies at Northwest, 2 p.m.

• Oct 21MPR Trunk or Treat at Donaldson Westside Park, 5 to 7 p.m.

• Oct 22Pancakes in the Park, Downtown Pocket Park, before the Northwest Homecoming parade, 7:30 to 9 am. Chris Cakes is cooking up pancakes and sausage.

• Oct 22Makers Market at the Hangar9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Oct 22Northwest Homecoming Parade begins at the corner of Ray and College Avenue, 9 a.m. It proceeds east on Fourth Street and ends at Main Street. It traditionally features more than 100 entries, including bands and floats sponsored by campus and community organizations and businesses.

• Oct 22 Bobby Bearcat Statue Dedication on the east sidewalk, Carl and Cheryl Hughes Fieldhouse, Northwest, noon.

• Oct 22Northwest Bearcat Football vs Northeastern State at Bearcat Stadium, 2 p.m.

• Oct 23 Beef and Noodle dinner by the Hopkins Community Club at the Hopkins Community Building, 11 am to 1 pm.

• Oct 23Nodaway County Historical Society Museum presents Conception Abbey program given by historian Brother Thomas for a prosopographical study of the names of the monks and nuns who lived there in the 1880s, 2 pm.

• Oct 25Spay-ghetti and No Balls dinner fundraiser for the New Nodaway Humane Society at the First United Methodist Church, 102 North Main Street, Maryville, 5 to 7 pm. The freewill donation dinner includes spaghetti with either red or white sauce, meatballs, garlic bread, salad, dessert and beverage. Carry-out is available.

• Oct 2727th Annual Downtown Trick or Treat, 5 to 6:30 pm. Streets are blocked at 4 pm.

• Oct 27“Occupy Falcon” series, “Women Under Attack: Humanities and Social Sciences Women’s Caucus,” Room 118 of Falcon Center, Northwest, 6 p.m.

• Oct 29Fried Taco Supper and Scavenger Hunt, Sheridan, 6 to 8 pm.

• Oct 30Northwest Faculty/Guest Recital: Dr. Tomasso, oboe/clarinet, Ms. Peng, soprano, Dr. olson, piano, at the Charles Johnson Theater auditorium, Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building, 4:30 pm.

• Oct 30Trunk or Treat at Skidmore ballpark6 to 8 pm.

• Oct 31Halloween treats of donuts and hot chocolate at the Ravenwood United Methodist Church, 5 to 8 pm.

• Oct 31Weenie roast at Skidmore Fire Stationstarting at 6 pm.

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