With the understanding that the weather could be a factor, the area's weekend activities calendar is a busy one.

Starting Friday, the Quincy High Winter Play, "Kind Lady," continues through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the QHS Theatre.

The Hannibal Concert Association presents Jaimee Paul with the Leif Shires Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Roland Fine Arts Center at Hannibal-LaGrange University.

The Bluff City Theater presents, "Unfinished: The Last Fireside Chat," featuring local actor and playwright Clark Cruikshank Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 at the theater at 212 Broadway in Hannibal.

There's a Red Cross Blood Drive Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church in Quincy.

The Carthage Fire Department hosts their annual Fireman's Ball fundraiser Saturday at Sullivan and Son Event Center in Carthage. Doors open at 7 p.m., with music by Eleven from 8 to midnight.

Golden Eagle Distributing hosts the 32nd Annual Budweiser/Bud Light Chili Cookoff Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center in Hannibal. The theme is "Cirque du Chili," with circus performers Mango and Dango on hand.

Hannibal-LaGrange University's annual Coaches vs. Cancer Hoops for Hope game is Saturday, with the women playing at 2 p.m. and men taking the court at 4. Harris-Stowe is the opponent.

The Hull Service Club's 10th annual Sausage Gravy and Biscuit Breakfast is Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Lion's Club Building in Hull, Illinois.

The Ten Rivers Chapter of Pheasants Forever hosts its annual banquet Saturday at the Caldwell Building west of Canton. Doors open Saturday at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 and an auction at 7:30.

St. Anthony's Ladies Society presents its 4th annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre and Dance, entitled "Murder at the Hop" Saturday in St. Anthony's Church Hall in Quincy. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 5:30, the theatre at 6:30 and music at 8.

The Hannibal Nutrition Center's annual dinner and auction fundraiser to benefit the Home Delivered Meals Program is Saturday at the Quality Inn and Suites in Hannibal. Social hour at 6, dinner at 7 and the auction at 8.

The Timewell Lions pancake, egg and whole hog sausage day is Saturday at the gym in Timewell, Illinois from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

St. Joseph's Relay for Life Team hosts their 10th annual Trivia Night at 7 p.m. Saturday at Msgr. Farischon Hall in Palmyra. Proceeds benefit the Marion County Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

And, the Hannibal Arts Council celebrates Black History Month with a piano and vocal recital featuring William Jackson Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Arts Council. The performance is free and open to the public.

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