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Community calendar

Updated: 2013-10-02T04:41:49Z

Oct. 4

Uptown Arts BarFifth Friday Play Readings: Potluck Productions, an area organization that showcases scripts by emerging women playwrights, attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods, 8 p.m., Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway, Kansas City. $5.

The Consulate of Mexico Open House: Exhibition “Remembranzas” by Mexican artist Galdino Lopez, 5:30-8 p.m., Consulate of Mexico, 1617 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City.

October Fish Fest: Come by for St. Ann’s famous fish dinners, menu includes shrimp,catfish, tilapia, sides and dessert and much more, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Saint Ann’s Parish, 10113 Lexington, Independence, $8.50-$9.75, 816-252-1160.

Oct. 5

Free Family Health Celebration: Children can enjoy a petting zoo, pony rides, as well as a trick or treating and costume contest, health screening for blood pressure, bone density, skin cancer and more, 9 a.m. - noon, St. Joseph Medical Center, Community Center for Health and Education, I-435 and State Line Rd, 816-943-2584.

Oct. 5-6

38th Annual Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival: Arts and crafts, live music, dancers and more great family entertainment, Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Missouri Town, 8010 East Pak Road, Lee’s Summit. $10 per car, $20 per van. www.makeyourday here.com/missouritown

Oct. 6

Community of Reason Activities: “Critical Religious Studies Before God there was Spirits” guest speaker James Webb, Department of Economics, UMKC, 1 p.m., Rockhurst University, Haag Hall, Room 301, NW Corner 52nd Street and Rockhill Road, Kansas City. Free.

Oct. 10

Fourth Annual Survivor Birthday Party: Join the celebration with cancer survivors including Julie Silver, MD an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and award winning author and survivor herself, 5:30 p.m., free but space limited, 816-943-2584.

Oct. 10-13

Rockhurst University Theatre “Language of Angels”: 2013-2014 theater season with Naomi Iizuka’s haunting tale, Thursday-Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 2:30 p.m., Mabee Theater, Rockhurst University, 54th and Troost, Kansas City. $10.

Oct. 11

October Fish Fest: Come by for St. Ann’s famous fish dinners, menu includes shrimp,catfish, tilapia, sides and dessert and much more, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Saint Ann’s Parish, 10113 Lexington, Independence, $8.50-$9.75, 816-252-1160.

Oct. 11-12

Theatre for Young People Holding Auditions: Its annual winter show “Hairspray,” dance and vocal on both days, Friday, 5-10 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., UMKC Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City. 913-341-8156 or mtyp.org

Oct. 12

Brew Story Trolley Tours: James Maxwell, author of Hometown Beer and A History of Kansas City’s Breweries, will lead you through Prohibition past, including a tasting of selected brews from Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing Co., registration required, 2:30-5 p.m., Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City. $35. kansascitymuseum.org

7th Annual Rock N Roll Dance Party: Come and listen to memories of the past, 7-11 p.m., Guardian Angels, 43rd Mercier, Kansas City. $12 advance, $13 door. 913-722-9150 or 816-561-8471.

17th Annual Race for the Future 5K Run/Walk: Proceeds to benefit the Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation Inc. and the Carrie Foresee Memorial Scholarship Fund., 8 a.m., Lee’s Summit West High School, 2600 S.W. Ward Road, Lee’s Summit. $23-$30. 816-986-1015 or www.Enter2Run.com.

Oct. 13

Community of Reason Activities: “The Origin and Evolution of Mitochondria” guest speaker Mindy L. Walker, PH. D., Evolutionary Geneticist, Associate Professor of Biology Rockhurst University, 1 p.m., Rockhurst University, Haag Hall, Room 301, northwest corner 52nd Street and Rockhill Road, Kansas City. Free.

Awesome Ambitions Hosts Open House: A program that offers tutoring, mentoring, career development and much more, they are recruiting high school ladies and volunteers for the program, teachers parents and friends are all invited, 3-5 p.m., Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, 3700 Blue Parkway, Kansas City. 816-763-6440 or www.awesomeambitionskc.com.

Oct. 14

Independence Garden Club: Program will be brought by John and Kris Farmer, who will discuss bats and their benefits, 6:30 p.m., Sermon Center, Corner of Truman and Noland Rd. 816-373-1169 or www.independencegardenclub.com.

Oct. 17

St. Mary’s Breast Center Community Event: Marking Breast Cancer Awareness month Shawn Willson, board certified in psychiatry and neurology, will be the special guest speaker, reservations are recommended, 6-8 p.m., St. Mary’s Medical Center, 201 NW R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs. Free. 816-228-3335.

Oct. 18

Westport Center for the Arts’ Brown Bag Concert Series: Collage, a group of four flutists, will perform, 12:10 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Road. Free.

October Fish Fest: Come by for St. Ann’s famous fish dinners, menu includes shrimp,catfish, tilapia, sides and dessert and much more, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Saint Ann’s Parish, 10113 Lexington, Independence. $8.50-$9.75. 816-252-1160.

Oct. 19

Global Warming: A Pressing Issue For Our Planet: Panel discussion on global warming, the dangers inherent in this issue and discussion of some solutions, 1-2:30 p.m., Plaza Library, 4801 Main St., Kansas City. 816-753-4671.

Oct. 20

Walk and Talk Tour: Explore the beautiful and historic Coleman Highlands neighborhood, once home to Tom Pendergast Jr., with guide Bill Worley, 2 p.m., Penn Valley Community College South Parking Lot, 33rd Pennsylvania and Jefferson St., Kansas City. $8. kansascitymuseum.org.

Community of Reason Activities: “Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game: Why Democratization so Rarely Succeeds.” Guest speaker Mona Lyne, UMKC associate professor of political science and department chair, 1 p.m., Rockhurst University, Haag Hall, Room 301, northwest corner 52nd Street and Rockhill Road, Kansas City. Free.

Oct. 23

Second 2013 Church Workshop: Will focus on maintaining and improving the Churches physical facilities to achieve maximum safety and efficiency, 8-11:30 a.m., St. James Catholic Church, 3909 Harrison, Kansas City. 913-940-0567.

Oct. 25

October Fish Fest: Come by for St. Ann’s famous fish dinners, menu includes shrimp,catfish, tilapia, sides and dessert and much more, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Saint Ann’s Parish, 10113 Lexington, Independence, $8.50-$9.75, 816-252-1160.

Oct. 26

TWA 4th Annual Up Up & Away Reunion: Former employees, family and friends, lunch will be included, RSVP required by Oct. 18, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., TWA Museum, 10 Richards Rd., Kansas City. 816-234-1011 or twamuseumat10richardsroad.org.

19th Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk & Family Festival: A full day of family fun from the walk to food, games, music, pony rides and much more; proceeds to benefit Down Syndrome, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Arrowhead Stadium, Lot C, One Arrowhead Dr., Kansas City. www.stepupfordownsyndromekc.org.

Oct. 27

Community of Reason Activities: “Is Capitalism Bad for Women?” Guest speaker Ann Cudd, University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies, Univeristy of Kansas, 1 p.m., Rockhurst University, Haag Hall, Room 301, northwest corner 52nd Street and Rockhill Road, Kansas City. Free.

| Lisa Lopez, llopez@kcstar.com

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