KTVO Community Events


Do you have an event you would like to see listed in our calendar? Please submit it with an email here.

Please be sure to include date, times, location and details of the event as well as contact information.

Now-Oct. 3, 2017
Bonaparte Farmers Market
Begins Thursday May 4 and continues every Thursday through October. 3-6pm. Produce, honey, baked goods, eggs, etc. 703 First St., Bonaparte, Iowa

Now-Oct. 28, 2017
The Kiwanis Club of Kirksville Farmers’ Market will be open every Saturday morning starting May 6th, 2017 through October 28th, 2017. The Farmers’ Market opens at 7:00 AM and closes at Noon. The market is open to the public and the items available will include fruits, vegetables, plants, baked products, eggs, meats, crafts, and many others. All products are locally grown or produced.

August 23-September 27, 2017- Wednesdays
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), "Living a Healthy Life"
9:00am-11: 00am
Community Action Partnership of Northeast Missouri (CAPNEMO) 215 N Elson St, Kirksville, MO 63501
Register online at or call: 660-626-2049
The class is completely FREE and everyone in the class receives a free Living a Healthy Life book and various free prizes for coming (i.e. a ice/heat pack, medicine holder, hand sanitizer, and more).

Now-November 2, 2017
Steven O. Scott: A Love Affair with Art
Artist’s Reception: Monday, September 18, 7:00-8:30p.m. Indian Hills Art Gallery-Ottumwa Campus - Free Admission
Steven Scott shows us total commitment to his art in his Realist style paintings.

Now-Sept. 30, 2017
Project Semicolon
September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness month. I will be tattooing semi-colon : tattoos for $20.00. All proceeds will go to our Kirksville Hospice awareness group. Message me or call 660-265-6425 or 660-292-0331 for your appointment!

September 22, 2017
Blood sugar & blood pressure clinic
Sullivan County Health Depart., Milan, Mo.
8:30 a.m.-9:00 a. m.

September 22, 2017
Lightning and Thunder Ministry
Prophetic Revivalist Richard Kessler
7:00pm to 9:00 pm
Jimmy Jones Pavilion, Greater Ottumwa Park, Ottumwa, Iowa
Live Worship by Hispanic Church (Ebenezer)
Pastor Kilder Argueta. For more information contact: Rose Kessler 641 919 0416

September 22-24, 2017
Annual Blakesburg Corn Carnival
Friday, Sept. 22: 4 p.m. bake sale and Quilt Show at Blakesburg Elementary School Gym, south edge of Blakesburg., 3 p.m. Park activities begin with Barn Yard Billy, Coins in the Corn, Harvest Contest, Coin Toss, 4 p.m. Harvest Contest (biggest pumpkin, etc. at Fire Station), 5 p.m. Talent Show All talent acts welcome, 6 p.m Kiddie Parade (Line up at Post Office 5:30 p.m., Disney theme, all entries welcome) Trophies to winners, ride tickets to participants, 7 p.m. Pie Auction in the park
8 - 11 p.m. Music in the Park with Bridge City Country sponsored by The Tractor Pull Association and Blakesburg Corn Carnival, 9 p.m. Raffle Drawing on stage in the Park
Saturday, Sept. 23: 7 to 9 a.m. Breakfast at the United Methodist Church, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Todd Harter Memorial Car Show (Awards at 3 p.m.), 11 a.m. Big Parade, theme (Vision of the Future) Cash Prizes All entries welcome. Line - up 10 a.m. at Blakesburg Elementary School, south edge of town., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nauvoo on the Road (in the park), 12 noon Don Sandifer Tractor Show in association with Poppin' Johnnies of Southeast Iowa located near Fire Station on north edge of town. Registration until 2:30 p.m. Awards 3:30 p.m., 12:30 p.m. Park activities include: Chicken Bingo, coin toss and Rene's Kids Games (All ages welcome), 2:30 p.m. Registration for Kiddie Tractor Pull, ( Ages 3 - 8 up to 80 pounds), 4 p.m. Coins in the Corn in the park (sponsored by Troy Elevator and Dwight & Dorothy Wells), 4:15 p.m. Registration for Bathtub Races (City Hall), Sunday Sept. 24: 9 a.m. Weigh-in for Tractor Pull. Pulling begins 10 a.m. Located at Blakesburg Elementary, 10 a.m. Community Church in the Park

September 22-October 22, 2017 (weekends)
Shrine of St. Patrick Corn Maze
Hours: Fridays, 5-7pm; Saturdays, 12-7pm; Sundays, 12-4pm
Admission: $5.00, Age 4 and under are free (children are to be supervised by an accompanying adult)
Chance to win $100; Concession stand available, painted pumpkins available.
For more information, contact: Kirstin Roth at (660) 727-3472
Located in St. Patrick, Mo. 15 miles southeast of Kohoka on Highway 81 or 4 miles west of US Highway 61 on RT Z then 1 miles south on Highway 81.

September 23, 2017
3rd Annual Kirksville El Kadir Classic Tractor Ride
7-9am arrive at Northeast Regional Health and Fitness Center partking lot, 2714 S. Baltimore, Kirksville, ride begins 9:30 sharp, noon classic tractor show, 1pm tractor games, 2:30pm ride continues, 4pm ride ends at El Kadir Shrine Club, 5pm proceed to NEMO Fairgrounds for Adair County Young Farmers Truck and Tractor Pull
RSVP by calling Doug Hawes at 660-665-2028

September 23, 2017
Adair County Young Farmers Truck and Tractor Pull
NEMO Fairgrounds, Kirksville, Mo.

September 23, 2017
Milan Chamber of Commerce Sixth annual Mult-Cultural Festival
Milan, Mo. Square
Events start at 9am
Come celebrate the cultural diversity in the local community. Entertainment, music, dance, food, bouncy rides

September 23, 2017
Adair County Young Farmers Truck and Tractor Pull
NEMO Fairgrounds, Kirksville, MO
2 Tracks --- Twin States Pulling Assoc and Xcalibur $15 adults, $5 kids 6-12
Contact: Kelly O'Haver 660.342.3379, Joe Dimmitt 660.341.3262. Camping: BJ Newland 660.341.2713

September 23, 2017
Child Safety Event
Kirksville Motor Company, Kirksville, Mo.
NEMO APES will be providing carseat safety checks - making sure carseats are properly installed in the vehicle and giving away prevention materials.
Adair County Sherriff Robert Hardwick will be here with a police vehicle and prevention materials. There will be a firetruck, ambulance, and the Air Evac helicopter for kids to explore.
The seatbelt simulator will also be here for all ages to see how important it is to wear your seatbelt and a bounce house for the kids

September 23, 2017
DARE 2 SHARE LIVE 1 day. 1 message. 1 hope.
Fellowship Baptist Church in Kirksville, MO
Fellowship Baptist Church, 1701 Jamison St., Kirksville, MO 63501 660-665-0633
A National Teen Movement of Gospel Conversations

September 23, 2017
10th Annual Rockin to the Oldies Car Show
Kirksville Manor Care, 1705 E La Harpe Street, Kirksville, Mo.
Entries will be from 11:30am-1pm with judging from 1pm-2pm. Entry fee $10
Proceeds go towards resident's Christmas fund.

September 23, 2017
Drive 4 UR School Event
Lovegreen Ford 1801 N. Elson St. Kirksville, Mo.
Test drive a Ford vehicle and Ford Motor Company donates $20 to Kirksville Schools or Brashear Schools.

September 23, 2017
Third annual Latino Festival
300 block of East Main Street, Ottumwa, Iowa
The Festival serves as recognition of the importance of Ottumwa’s Latino community and a celebration of the art, music, food, and cultures of Latin America.

September 24, 2017
Party in the Parking Lot
Willard St UMC, 175 N. Willard St., Ottumwa, IA
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Come and support our Youth Group!! Enjoy a hot dog roast, ice-cream, and pie.... All for a free will donation. There will be Music, a Bounce House and Games! Everyone is invited.
100% of proceeds goes to flood relief through UMCOR.

September 24, 2017
Annual Homecoming at St. Mary’s Church
Adair, Mo.
lunch beginning at 11:30 and Mass celebrated at 1:30.
This historic Church is located 12 miles East of Kirksville on highway 11. Everyone welcome.

September 25, 2017
American Red Cross Blood Drive
VFW Hall, Highway 151, Clarence, Mo.

September 26, 2017
Lactation class taught by breastfeeding peer counselor
Sullivan County Health Depart., Milan, Mo.
10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. refreshments served.

September 26, 2017
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Missouri Department of Transportation, 26826 N. Hwy 63, Macon, Mo.

September 26, 2017
Ottumwa Public Library’s Reminisce Society is proud to host Mary Kay Shanley
With Humanities Iowa Mary will be presenting “Our State Fair Is a Great State Fair, a discussion of Iowa’s famous State Fair.
KC Hall, Ottumwa, Iowa

September 27-28, 2017
"Good Kids"
Performances will take place at 8:00 pm in the James G. Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish on the TSU Campus, Kirksville, Mo.
The show contains themes, images, and strong language about sexual assault and is not recommended for children under the age of 12.

September 28, 2017
WIC Clinic day
Sullivan County Health Depart., Milan, Mo.
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

September 28, 2017
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Rehoboth Baptist Church, 100 Pfieffer, Kirksville, Mo.

September 29, 2017
Soul Sacrifice: Latin, Jazz, Rock Fusion of Carlos Santana
7:30 p.m.
St. John Auditorium, Indian Hills Community College-Ottumwa Campus - Free Admission
Recreating the music of the legendary band, Santana, this Iowa Ensemble of musicians and vocalist captures the signature multicultural sound and spirit of Carlos Santana.

September 29, 2017
Blood sugar & blood pressure clinic
Sullivan County Health Depart., Milan, Mo.
8:30 a.m. -9:00 a.m.

September 29, 2017
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Missouri State Highway Patrol, 308 Pine Crest, Macon, Mo.

September 30, 2017
Adair County JAKES Day
7:30 a.m. Check-In 8:00 Start Lunch Provided Fee: $10 for a JAKES Membership
Big Creek Conservation Area, Kirksville, MO
Activities: - Archery - BB Gun -Fishing- Skeet - Still Target -Calling
JAKES Day is a noncompetitive, youth event designed to teach fire-arm safety and outdoor skills. No hunting experience is needed. Events are staffed by MO Department of Conservation agents and certified volunteers. Adults must attend with children. Like 1st Annual Adair County JAKES Day on Facebook for more information and to complete an online registration form. Pre-registration is required. Contact: Levi Krauss
J.A.K.E.S. Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics, and Sportsmanship

September 30, 2017
2 Couple Scramble
Lancaster Country Club, Lancaster, Mo.
Come join us for a fun day of golf in memory of Nancy Ewing & in honor of Becky Hopkins. All proceeds will go to the families
Cash prizes, 50/50 drawing, and hole prizes. Lunch will be provided along with a pork loin supper to follow the tournament
Tee time: 11 am, registration 10 am-10:45
Cost: $100/couple cart included Contact:Lisa Tarr 660-341-4739 or Angela Schmitter 660-341-1753 for details. Register by calling Lancaster Country Club at 660-457-2277

September 30, 2017
Ducks Unlimited
5:30pm wet your duck call, 7pm Dinner, 8pm Auction
Moose Lodge in Kirksville, MO

September 30, 2017
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Joe Detweiler Residence, 27846 Jaguar Pl., Princeton, Mo.

Oct. 1, 2017
“The Case for Christ” movie
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Kirksville Church of the Nazarene, 2302 N Lincoln St., Kirksville, MO 660-665-6862

October 4, 2017
Willard St. United Methodist Church @ 175 N. Willard St is pleased to announce that Club JC for children pre-school through 5th grade is starting up again Wednesday, October 4th.
We will meet the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6-7 pm. Come enjoy bible stories, crafts and games. New this year is a children's choir that will practice immediately after Club JC from 7-7:30. The children will sing one Sunday a month.
Everyone Welcome!!

October 6, 2017
Kirksville Manor Care Annual Hay Ride
Homemade Apple Cider, s'mores and roasted marshmallows and live entertainment

October 7, 2017
KPS PTA Family Fun Night
Kirksville Primary School, Kirksville, Mo.
inflatables, dunk tank, games, silent auction and raffle
Proceeds benefit Kirksville Primary School

October 7, 2017
Veterans Fund Raising Auction
R/J Performance, 14231 Sycamore Road, Ottumwa, Iowa
All money collected from auction will be presented to the VA in Ottumwa and English River Outfitters in Washington, Iowa by the Second Brigade M/C Chapter A Iowa

October 7, 2017
Breakfast on Main Street
Full hot breakfast for a free will donation. 7-9am, Bonaparte Opera House 103 Main St., Bonaparte, Iowa

October 7, 2017
2017 NEMO Senior Health Expo
Interprofessional Education Building at the A.T. Still University Campus, 500 West Jefferson St. in Kirksville.
10:00am and 1:00pm

October 8, 2017
The Annual Shoop, Shott, Motter, Novinger and Cook reunion
Novinger, MO fire station
1:00 p.m.
All friends and descendants of the Shoop, Shott, Motter, Novinger and Cook families are urged to attend, as well as any other residents of the county who would like to visit with any of these extended family members.

October 14 and 15, 2017
Bonaparte Fall Festival
Bonaparte City Park 803 First street, Bonaparte, Iowa
9am- 5pm
Bonaparte Fall Festival as a part of the Scenic Drive Festival will be hav-ing lots of fun things for the whole Family.

October 17, 2017
9th Annual disABILITY Awareness Day Conference
Campus of Truman State University, Student Union Building, Kirksville, Mo.
7am to 3pm
It is an annual conference that brings together self-advocates, family members, friends, direct support staff, providers, teachers, employers, and professionals to gather information that will support people with disability to be more independent. Whether that is being employed, living independently, married or owning a home. The conference committee seeks out presenters, exhibitors, and self-advocates that promote these topics, so others with disabilities will see anything is possible.
Contact Chuck Comstock, 660-341-1036 cell, office 660-785-2328

October 19, 2017
So You Think You Can Sync?
7:30 p.m.
St. John Auditorium - Indian Hills Community College-Ottumwa Campus
Free Admission
An IHCC Alumni and Friends Weekend Event featuring Indian Hills students and staff in a Lip Sync competition. To participate, contact Dr. Jennifer Boyenga at 641.683.5144 or

October 19, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
NEMO Fairgrounds, 2700 East Illinois (Highway 11 East) Kirksville, MO
Admission is free. For more information, contact: The Missouri Job Center (660) 785-2400 or the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce (660) 665-3766

October 21, 2017
Trivia Tournament
Knox County Community Center, Edina, Mo.
Teams: 1-8 people per team, $10 per person entry fee
Sponsored by the Knox County Historical Society
Refreshments provided
Contact 660-216-9131 for info

October 21, 2017
Canton Community Center is sponsoring a Public Vote Chili Cook-Off and Harvest Fest! We will be home to entrants that are trying to win the bragging rights of having the best chili in the area! There will be Chili to sample, Harvest Games, and Food! Fun for all ages .
Canton Community Center, Canton, Mo.
visit for more information

October 21, 2017
Cantril's 6th Annual Halloween Spooktacular
Fun for the whole family!! Hayrides, spider egg hunt, costume contest, Zombie walk, and more!! Prizes awarded and refreshments served.
Waubonsie Park, 601 W. North St., Cantril, Iowa

October 22, 2017
Milton Christian Church Fellowship Lunch
Carry-in dinner following worship service at 10:30am. Every 4th Sunday. 301 E. Oak St., Milton, Iowa

October 24, 2017
Indian Hills Poetry Reading
7:30 p.m.
The Hills Café (by the library) Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, Iowa -Free Admission
To participate, contact Joy Lyle at 641.683.5144 or

October 26, 27-28 and 29, 2017
Sigma Alpha Haunted Corn Maze
Truman State University Farm, Kirksville, Mo.
Thursday from 7pm-10pm, Friday and Saturday from 8pm - 12am, and Kids Day Sunday from 1pm to 3pm

November 5, 2017
Indian Hills Fall Choral Concert: It’s Elemental
St. John Auditorium - Indian Hills Community College-Ottumwa Campus
Free Admission
Featuring the Indian Hills choirs and soloists performing music around the theme of earth, air, fire and water. Dr. Janene Sheldon, Director

November 5, 2017
Mary Immaculate School's annual Autumn Auction
NEMO Fair Grounds, Kirksville, Mo.
Delicious soup and sandwich lunch, children's activities and Silent Auction. A performance featuring our school children will follow. And, as always, we will finish with a Live Auction! Everyone is welcome. All proceeds will benefit Mary Immaculate School.

November 6, 2017
Indian Hills Jazz Band Concert
7:30 p.m.
St. John Auditorium - Indian Hills Community College-Ottumwa Campus
Free Admission
David Sharp, Director

November 10, 11, 12, 2017
Columbia Weavers & Spinners’ Guild 28th Annual Holiday Exhibition
November 10, opening and reception, 5:30 – 8:00 pm.
November 11, demonstrations, 9 am – 4 pm
November 12, demonstrations, 11 am – 3 pm
Boone County Historical Society Museum, 3801 Ponderosa Dr., Columbia, MO.

November 14, 2017
Indian Hills Fall Voice Recital
7:00 p.m.
St. John Auditorium - Indian Hills Community College-Ottumwa Campus
Free Admission
Classical and popular music selections by Indian Hills students from the voice studios of Dr. Janene Sheldon & Dr. Dennis Willhoit

November 20-December 7, 2017
Annual Art Faculty Exhibition
Artists’ Reception: Monday, November 20, 7-8:30p.m.
Indian Hills Art Gallery - Indian Hills Community College-Ottumwa Campus
Free Admission
This annual event will feature recent art works by IHCC Art Professors Mark McWhorter and Lisa Fritz.

November 30-December 2, 2017
Indian Hills Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher
St. John Auditorium - Indian Hills Community College-Ottumwa Campus
Free Admission
The Tony Award-winning adventure play by Rick Elice that reveals the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook, The Lost Boys, and Neverland. Dr. Jennifer Boyenga and Dr. Ray Slavens, Directors.

December 14, 2017
Indian Hills Holiday Concert: Ringing in the Holidays
St. John Auditorium - Indian Hills Community College-Ottumwa Campus
Free Admission
Featuring the Indian Hills choirs, jazz band, and the faculty/staff choir. Join us for a festive evening of holiday music. Dr. Janene Sheldon & David Sharp, Directors.