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Community calendar

Updated: 2013-04-27T02:16:43Z

May 1

Community Panel Discussion On Religious Pluralim in Israel: This dialogue will address the concerns and effects of religion in Israeli domestic politics, how religious freedom is protected in Israeli law and more, 7 p.m., Jewish Community Campus, 5801 W. 115th St., Overland Park. 913-327-4622 or afprogram@aol.com

May 2

Civil War Re-enactment: Barbara Hughes will portray Laura Flanery, 7 p.m., JCGS Research Library, 1111 W. Pacific, Independence. 816-252-8128

Getting Ready: Enjoy a guided tour of exhibit gallery focusing on the process and planning of a pioneer trip west, 2 p.m., National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence. $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 children

May 3

First Friday Film: Screening of a classic from the Golden Age of Hollywood, followed by discussion, 2:30 p.m., Lee’s Summit Branch Library, 150 N.W. Oldham Parkway. Free

May 3-5

Cinco De Mayo Celebration: Enjoy music, dancing and food, carnival for the kids and horse rides, Friday concert, 5:30-10 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., and Sunday, noon-9 p.m., Guadalupe Center, 1015 Avienda Cesar E. Chavez, Kansas City. Free. 816-421-1015

Special Events to Celebrate Mothers: Inviting the community, especially the seniors, to join in with activities, seminars, meeting new friends and honoring the special women in our lives, May 3-4, 11 a.m., May 5, 3 p.m., The Carlyle, 1098 N.E. Independence Ave., Lee’s Summit. Free. www.the-carlyle.net

May 5

Menudo & Burrito Breakfast: Proceeds will go for improvement and operational expenses of the Shrine, 8 a.m.-noon, Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine Hall, 901 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez, Kansas City

May 7

First Aid Certification Course: Skills include management of bleeding, shock, burns, dislocations, fractures and splinting, 6-8:30 p.m., Harris Park Community Center, 110 S.W. Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit. $24-$26. 816-969-1500 or lsparks.net

May 8

2013 Civic Luncheon: The Salvation Army is paying tribute to America’s military heroes, noon, Sheraton Kansas City Hotel Crown Center. $125. 816-968-0395 or www.tickets.salvationarmy.us

May 11

Sprouting Workshop: Jerry King facilitates a workshop on growing nutritious sprouts in trays, jars or natural fiber bags, 10 a.m., The Gardens at Unity Village, 150-B N.W. Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit. $10. 816-769-0259.May 18

Pet Parade: Dress up your pet for fun, contest included for participants, bring an item to donate to the animal shelter, 10 a.m., Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Drive, Independence. 816-325-7370.

May 21

Trauma Informed Care Series Workshop: Managing symptoms and helping children heal, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan. 913-281-2221 ext. 104

May 24

KC Job Fairs: All job seekers welcome, connecting you with Kansas City’s top employers, 2-5 p.m., Sheraton Crown Center, 2345 McGee St., Kansas City. 816-595-1297

Mother/Son Pool Party: Accompany your little gentleman age 3 and up to a night packed with fun, water slides,ap pool, dinner, DJ and dancing, 6-9 p.m., Summit Waves, 120 S.W. Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit. $25 early bird, $28. 816-969-1500 or lsparks.net

Lisa Lopez, llopez@kcstar.com

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