Visual arts

Wine tour, musical on the weekend of April 30

By Democratic Staff

Many events will take place in the region during the weekend of Saturday April 30.

book walk

National Library Week runs from April 3-9, and Sedalia Public Library and Boonslick Regional Library celebrate the entire month of April with a Book Walk.

Schedule time to walk with your favorite young reader and tour downtown while reading a story from the Boonslick Regional Library April 1-15 and another story from the Sedalia Public Library April 16-30.

Book loan cards are available at participating downtown merchants and at both libraries. The payment cards will guide you through the story by directing you to the consecutively numbered posters displayed in each storefront. Visit each store and have your card initialed. The book walk will end at this week’s library sponsor, where you can redeem your card for a prize.

Roadrunners Athletics

State Fair Community College Baseball will host St. Charles Community College at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Friday, April 29 at Liberty Park Stadium.

SFCC Student Art Exhibition

The State Fair Community College Student Art Exhibit opened on April 14 at the Goddard Gallery of the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art on the Sedalia campus. Free entry.

This year’s exhibition will show new directions and showcase new technologies that students are exploring in the art program, including computer-based VR (virtual reality) tools. The students’ works will be exhibited until May 8.

Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays. Free entry.

For more information call 660-530-5888 or visit

“Spongebob Squarepants Musical”

Bikini Bottom must be protected from a volcano explosion at all costs, and State Fair Community College acting students plan to do so in the production of “The SpongeBob Musical.”

“The SpongeBob Musical” will perform from April 28 through May 1 at the Stauffacher Theater at State Fair Community College. Performances take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $5. People over the age of 60 can get a free ticket for the matinee performance. Email [email protected] or call the SFCC Theater Box Office at 660-530-5814.


The Bothwell Foundation will host the annual Lub Dub 5K/10K Run/Walk and 30-Day Challenge on Saturday, April 30. All races start and end at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

All proceeds will go to the Bothwell Foundation’s Camye Callis Gaspard Heart Memorial Fund to provide heart disease education and awareness in Pettis and Benton County.

Packet pick-up/registration on race day will be from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and the run/walk starts at 8:00 a.m.

To register, visit

‘A Blonde’s Revenge’

The Liberty Center Association for the Arts will present “Legally Blonde: The Musical.”

It will premiere at 7:30 p.m. on April 18, April 29, April 30, May 5, May 6, May 7, and 2 p.m. on May 1 at the Hayden Liberty Center, 111 W. Fifth St.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $17.50 for adults 62 and older, and $15 for students.

This award-winning musical is based on the beloved film. “Legally Blonde: The Musical” follows Elle Woods’ transformation when her life is turned upside down after her boyfriend dumps her to attend Harvard Law. Determined to win him back, she ingeniously charms her way into the school where she struggles with her peers and teachers. With the support of new friends, however, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

For more information, visit or call 660-827-3228.

“History of the Ozark Music Festival”

There will be a screening of the film, “The Story of the Ozark Music Festival,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 29 at the Heckart Performing Arts Center at Smith-Cotton High School, 2010 Tiger Pride Blvd.

Advance tickets will be available at Backwood Guitar, 120 S. Osage Ave. in Sedalia.

Inauguration of the Missouri Barber

The Missouri Barber Company, 520 W. Broadway Blvd., will be hosting a grand opening party from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.

Visitors can tour the shop and the party will include hot dogs, garden games, giveaways, foosball and art exhibits from local artists.

Moonlight market

Warrensburg Main Street and the Warrensburg Farmers Market will kick off the 2022 season with the Moonlight Market from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.

Many regular season vendors as well as pop-up artisans will be around the Johnson County Courthouse plaza, along with live music and food trucks.

For more information on the Farmers Market, visit Main Street Warrensburg or the Warrensburg Farmers Market Facebook page.

Tea and auction

The Sedalia Area Literacy Council will host the annual tea and auction at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 1 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 3700 W. Broadway Blvd.

There will be prepackaged snacks, tea, lemonade, mystery bags and boxes, baked potato bags, soup bowls, purses, and silent and live auctions.

Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided.

For more information, contact Betty Albrecht at 660-827-5082 or [email protected].

Bird surveys

Volunteers are needed to assist with spring migratory bird surveys at Knob Noster State Park.

Bird surveys are low impact activities that require participants to walk slowly and document the birds that are seen and heard.

Those wishing to participate should contact Chris Edmondson at [email protected] or 660-563-2463. Volunteers will meet Chris at the Knob Noster State Park Visitor Center at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, April 29. This activity should last approximately two hours.

artistic gardens

Powell Gardens, 1609 NW US Highway 50 in Kingsville, will host Artful Gardens: Painted Garden from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, May 1. The cost is $50; members get a 10% discount.

To explore the connection between visual art and the natural world, join instructor Donna Houtteman of ArtBlocksKC for the latest installment in the Artful Gardens series.

The Spring Session includes a 90-minute session exploring artists who use spring themes and flowers for inspiration. After the presentation, guests can enjoy wine, beer and light snacks while enjoying a private guided tour of the Conservatory, as well as the spring flowers on display at Powell Gardens.

Wine tour

The Benton County Community Foundation will host a wine walk at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 in downtown Warsaw.

There will be 23 wineries, breweries and distilleries, seven food vendors, live music from The Groove Pilots and the Benton County Art Walk. The Art Walk begins at 1 p.m. and includes a visual arts exhibit and competition featuring Benton County artists of all ages, an artisan vendor’s market selling their original work, and a silent auction with items from our vendors and other local businesses.

Tickets purchased before April 25 are $20; day tickets are $30. To purchase tickets, visit

Fundraising for the tractor cruise

The Ag Club at State Fair Community College will hold its first Tractor Cruise fundraiser on Saturday, April 30, with a round trip from the Sedalia campus to Green Ridge. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. The drivers will meet at 9:00 a.m. and the cruise will start at 9:30 a.m.

The cost is $30 and $15 for FFA members. Lunch will be provided. Tractors have a minimum 10 mph requirement and drivers must hold a valid driver’s license. No doubles, tools or trailers allowed.

Registration will take place on the day of the event. The club only accepts cash or checks. Proceeds will be used to purchase equipment and supplies for the Farm Club and fund educational trips.

For more information, contact Farm Instructor Brad Driskill at [email protected] or 660-596-7238.

Spring Plant Sale

The State Fair Community College Horticulture Club will host a community spring plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 25-29; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 30; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 2-6 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7 at the Potter-Ewing Agriculture Building on the southwest corner of the Sedalia campus past residence hall. The campus address is 3201 W. 16th St.

Plants for sale include a variety of annuals, perennials, bedding plants, vegetables and herbs, succulents, hanging baskets and mixed containers. The club only accepts cash or checks. Proceeds will be used to purchase equipment and supplies for the horticulture program and to fund educational trips.

For more information, contact Farm Instructor Kim Rimel at [email protected] or 660-596-7239.