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Community calendar

Updated: 2013-08-06T17:57:42Z

Aug 8

Health Education and You: Adults 50+ are invited to a free Health presentation, 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Palmer Center, 215A Pleasant St., Independence, 816-325-6200.

Aug. 9

Kids Night Out Sea Life: Parents can have a night out while kids have fun at the Y with games, swimming and more, ages 2-11, 6 p.m., Blue Springs Family YMCA, 1300 S.E. Adams Dairy Parkway. 816-224-9620

Teen Night Friday Night Madness: A safe and fun place to spend time with friends this summer, for ages 13-19 including three-on-three basketball, dancing and swim party, 7 p.m., Cleaver Family YMCA, 7000 Troost Ave., Kansas City. 816-285-9622

Aug. 10

SR Coffee Club: Bring a sweet or savory Breakfast hors d’oeuvre lawn chairs, guest of honor Veda Rogers, 9-11 a.m., St. John’s Community Gardens, 3922 St. John, Kansas City, srcoffeeclub@kc.rr.com.

Aug. 11

Community of Reason: August 1863 Civil War events in the Kansas City area, leading up to and including the “Lawrence Raid,” 1 p.m., Community of Reason, Haag Hall, northwest corner of 52nd Street and Rockhill Road, Room 301, Kansas City

Aug. 12

Independence Garden Club Meeting: A garden tour, 6:30 p.m., Martha Waits, 1204 W. Beverly Road, Independence, independencegardenclub.com.

Aug. 13

Travel As a Life Changing Experience with Joseph Rosendo: Explore world cultures, proceeds benefit, “That Build Bridges library collection campaign”, 6:30 p.m., Unity Temple on the Plaza, 708 W. 47th St. Kansas City, $10 students, $20 others, www.culturalcrossroads-kc.org. or 816-737-5979.

Harvest of Empire: The untold story of Latinos in America, a documentary film by Juan Gonzalez, proceeds will benefit scholarships for human rights, 7 p.m., The Tivoli Theatre, 4050 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, $12-$25, http://bit.ly/llnngux

Aug. 14

Southtown Waldo and Bookside AM Monthly Networking Event: Meet surrounding businesses and neighbors, 8-9 a.m., Needham Floral, 400 E. Gregory Blvd., Kansas City. Free. 816-523-5553

Aug. 15

The Write Place Poetry Society: Adults 50+ are invited to read their individual poetry writings, 3 p.m., The Palmer Center, 215A Pleasant St., Independence, 816-325-6200.

Aug. 16-18

34th Ethnic Enrichment Festival: Fantistic free kids world, live entertainment, crafts, dance, 6-10 p.m. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Swope Park, Meyer Boulevard and Swope Parkway. $3. 816-513-7553 or www.eeckc.net

Aug. 17

Concert Under the Stars: Rattle and Hum will perform, Vendors will be on site, 7 p.m., Legacy Park Amphitheater, $5 advance tickets, $7, 816-969-1500 or www.summeroffun.net

Aug. 20

Living With Loss: Good Shepherd offers an ongoing grief support group for those who need a safe place to give and receive educational, emotional and practical support after the loss of a loved one. 6-7:30 p.m., St. John’s Church, 6900 Ward Parkway, Kansas City

Aug. 21

Monthly Grief Support Group: The Palmer Center and Crossroads Hospice offers the meeting, any type of loss will be discussed, driving abilities, independence and more, 1-2:30 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Independence, 816-325-6200.

Lisa Lopez, llopez@kcstar.com

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