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Upcoming & New Events

In Your Own Backyard, November 19-25, 2020

Debi Boughton, Kirksville Tourism Director, has some suggestions for enjoying time “In Your Own Backyard”  For any activities, be sure to keep at least a six foot distance between you and others, wear a mask, wash hands frequently, and don’t touch your face.  If you have ideas or suggestions email:

Thursday, November 19

Today is National Play Monopoly Day.  Stay home and get out that old set!  Sit around your kitchen table and play a game of monopoly.  The earliest known version of Monopoly, known as  the Landlord’s Game was designed by an American, Elizabeth Magie and first patented in 1904. By 1933 the modern version of the Monopoly board game was sold by  Parker Brothers.

Friday, November 20

Celebrate local architect, Irwin Dunbar, by taking a walking architecture tour in downtown Kirksville.  The brochure and map are available at:, or stop by the welcome table in front of the Tourism office at 304 S. Franklin and pick up the map.  For more information call 660-341-1091.

Saturday, November 21

Truman State University Commencement Ceremony is today. To safely accommodate the graduating class while social distancing, there will be two ceremonies in Pershing Arena. The first will take place at 10:00 am for all Bachelor of Science candidates and the second ceremony begins at 1:30 pm. Due to restrictions on large gatherings, no guests will be in attendance, only the graduates and a small delegation of University representatives on the stage. The event will air live on YouTube. For more information go to:

Saturday, November 21

The Adair County Library is gathering recipes from patrons this month.  They are accepting recipes of all kinds. To share your favorite recipe send it to:  Then, in December pick up a free copy of the special cookbook from the Library. For more information call 660-665-6038.

Wednesday, November 25

A second season of Archery Deer Hunting begins today and runs through January 15, 2021.  For more information and safety rules contact the Missouri Department of Conservation at or call 660-785-2420.

Missouri Civil War Passport

Kirksville is proud to be a stop on the Missouri Civil War Passport.  This is a program designed “to keep Missouri’s history alive for the benefit of future generations…”

Ongoing Events

The Sue Ross Arts Center

Have you been to the Regional Visions Art Exhibit and the Bicentennial Photo Display?  They are on display at the new Sue Ross Arts Center, 215 S. Franklin.  The Gallery is open Monday –Friday 12:30-4:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. The KAA asks all visitors to wear a mask and practice social distancing when visiting the exhibit.  For more information call 660-665-0500 or go to:

The Adair County Public Library

There are great activities happening at the Adair County Library including weekly ukulele evenings!  Check out the events HERE