St. Mary’s Breast Center Community Event: Marking Breast Cancer Awareness month Dr. Shawn Willson, MD, 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.
Wars Living History Series: Barn players will feature correspondence from men in war from Revolutionary war to Vietnam, 7 p.m., The Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes, Kansas City, 816-942-3724.
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.
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.
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.
Golden Duo Concert Concerts: Susan Goldenberg a violinist with the KC Symphony and her brother William a Professor of Piano at Northern Illinois University will present the this recital, 6 p.m., St. James Church, 3909 Harrison St., Kansas City, 816-561-8512 or www.stjkc.net/
Photography Forum: Photographers of all skill levels gather together to share ideas about photography, camera equipment and the many things you can do on your computer or online with photos, 7 p.m., Lee’s Summit Branch Library, 150 North West Oldham Parkway, Lee’s Summit, free, 816-524-0567.
Living With Loss: Good Shepherd hospice offers on ongoing grief support groups, 6-7:30 p.m., St. John’s Church, 6900 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, 816-506-6024.
Golden Duo Concert Concerts: Susan Goldenberg a violinist with the KC Symphony and her brother William a Professor of Piano at Northern Illinois University will present the this recital, 7:30 p.m., University of Central Mssouri-Hart Recital Hall, Warrensburg, 877-729-8266 or www.ucmo.edu/
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.
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.
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.
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, Univerisity of Kansas, 1 p.m., Rockhurst University, Haag Hall, Room 301, northwest corner 52nd Street and Rockhill Road, Kansas City. Free.
Olivia Raya Scholarship Fundraiser Dance: Great music and dancing, raffles and silent auction, proceeds to benefit the Olivia Raya Scholarship Fund at Rockhurst University, 7-11 p.m., Pierson Community Center, 1800 South 55th St., Kansas City, KS, $10 advance, $15, 816-221-7957.
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