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Upcoming & New Events

In Your Own Backyard February 18-24, 2021

Debi Boughton, Kirksville Tourism Director, has some suggestions for enjoying time “In Your Own Backyard.”  For any activities, be sure to keep at least six feet 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, February 18

The Missouri Livestock Symposium continues with its virtual symposium this year.  Jim Gerrish speaks about Grazing Management via Zoom at 7:00 p.m.  Go to: for the Zoom link.  For more information call 660-665-9866.

Friday, February 19

Truman State University hosts he 38th Annual Truman Piano Festival.  The concert performance begins at 8:00 p.m. in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.  For more information contact 660-785-4447.

Friday, February 19

Today is National Care Giver’s Day, which honors health care professionals who provide long term and hospice care.  Be sure to thank a caregiver today. Make a donation to Hospice in honor of an employee.  Say thank you to someone who works at a care facility. Or write a thank you note to your favorite nursing home employee.

Tuesday, February 23

The Adair County Extension Center is offering and online course beginning today called Healthy Yards, Healthy Streams.  This is an eight-week course via Zoom beginning at 6:30 for questions and the speaker begins at 8:00 p.m. For costs and more information call 660-665-9866.  To register go to:

Tuesday, February 23

The Truman University Orchestra performs at 8:00 p.m. Thomas Bruno will conduct music of Wagner and Copland. Truman concert venues are currently closed to the public. The public is invited to enjoy the concert online at  For more information call 660-785-4447.

Missouri Life Magazine recommends a fun overnight in Kirksville!

Relax, Refresh and Recharge in Kirksville Overnight-REVIEW

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

There are wonderful exhibits at the Sue Ross Arts Center, 215 S. Franklin.  The Gallery is open Monday –Friday 11:00-4:00 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!  Check out the events HERE