2016 Local Events

Jan. 15 – Martin Luther King community chili/soup dinner, 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church,  hosted by Fayette Ministerial Alliance; following dinner, prayer service will take place around the courthouse

Jan. 16 – Martin Luther King Celebration Breakfast, 10 a.m., Conference Center in the Student and Community Center on CMU campus

Jan. 17 – St. Paul United Methodist Church to host special Martin Luther King service, 2:30 p.m.

Jan. 18 – Martin Luther King Day

Jan. 19 – CMU classes resume

Jan. 23 – Town & Country at St. Joseph Catholic Church; 5 p.m. social hour; 6 p.m. dinner

Feb. 6 – Sweetheart Dance hosted by Fayette Firefighters, at Fayette Fire Station, 8 p.m. to midnight

Feb. 11-14 – CMU “A Valentine Toast to Opera and Musicals”

Feb. 13 – PAWS fundraiser Love is in the Air, 4 to 6 p.m. at First Christian Church

Feb. 15 – Presidents’ Day

March 3-6 – CMU Little Theatre presents “The Mousetrap”

March 6 – St. Joseph Church Pancake Breakfast

March 13 – Daylight Saving Time begins

March 16 – Hands Around the Courthouse and Open House at Endless Options Service Coordination Office at 119 N. Main St.; 1:30 p.m.

March 19 – Endless Options Ability 4K Walk, Run, Roll; 8 a.m.

March 19 – Fayette Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m., Fayette City Park Shelter House

March 19-27 – CMU Spring Break

March 20 – Spring begins

March 20 – Armstrong Community Choir Cantata, 7 p.m. at Armstrong Baptist Church

March 25 – Good Friday

March 27 – Easter

April 5 – Municipal elections

April 7 – CMU Service Day

April 7 – First meeting of six-week grief support group at Hometown Homecare, 10 a.m.

April 15, Fayette FFA auction, 6 p.m., in FHS Agriculture Building

April 16 – Family Fun at Ricketts Lake, 4 to 6 p.m.

April 23 – Basket Bingo at St. Joseph Church Hall

April 28 – Friends of the Howard County Library Annual Meeting, 7 p.m. in First Christian Church

April 28 – May 1 – CMU Little Theatre presents “As You Like It”

May 8 – Mother’s Day

May 8 – Mother’s Day

May 14 – CMU Baccalaureate & Commencement

May 14 – Bike Rodeo, Clark Middle School, 10 a.m.; hosted by Fayette Optimist Club

May 16 – Free rummage sale at Hillside Baptist Church in Fayette from 7 a.m. to noon.

May 30 – Memorial Day

June 4 – Optimist Club Youth Fishing Derby

June 10-11, 2016 – Juneteenth

June 12 – Fayette Senior Center chicken dinner fundraiser

June 18 – 40th Annual Fayette Power Pull at Howard County Fairgrounds; hosted by Fayette Optimist Club

June 19 – Father’s Day

June 20, 2016 – Summer begins

June 21-26 – Howard County Fair

June 28 – Howard County Farm Bureau Strawberry Festival, 6:30 p.m., Fayette City Park lower shelter house

July 4 – Independence Day
– Fayette’s Fabulous 4th at the City Park
– Annual Fayette Fireman’s Volleyball Tournament, 10 a.m. at the City Park

July 23 – Library Street Fair (tentative)

Aug. 2 – Primary election

Aug. 6 – Fayette Festival of the Arts – Courthouse lawn/bandstand/courthouse

Aug. 20 – Fayette Citywide Yard Sale

Aug. 22 – Howard County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

Sept. 5 – Labor Day

Sept. 5 – Boonslick Folk Festival at Boonslick Park

Sept. 10 – Glasgow area-wide rummage sales

Sept. 16-17 – Santa Fe Trails Days in downtown New Franklin

Sept. 17 – Fayette Main Street 1st Annual Crafts and Drafts, 4 to 8 p.m., south side of courthouse square in Fayette

Sept. 22, 2016 – Autumn Begins

Oct. 8 – Howard County Fair Ground Development Association dinner and auction at St. Joseph Church Hall

Oct. 10 – Columbus Day

Oct. 15 – Fayette Area Community Theatre Wine Walk, 4 to 8 p.m. on the courthouse square

Oct. 23 – LTS Ham & Bean Dinner

Oct. 29 – Halloween Parade, sponsored by Golden Study Club (tentative)

Oct. 28-30 – CMU Homecoming

Oct. 31 – Halloween

Nov 6, 2016 – Daylight Saving Time ends, set clocks back one hour

Nov. 8 – General election

Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – DAR-American Legion program at Fayette High School

Nov. 19 – Annual “Night at Freddies” talent show at FHS, 7 p.m. (tentative)

Nov. 24 – Thanksgiving

Dec. 21, 2016 – Winter Begins

Dec. 25 – Christmas Day