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, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Ann’s Parish, 10113 Lexington, Independence. $8.50-$9.75. 816-252-1160.
Spirits from the Past at Missouri Town 1855: Your entire family stroll through the luminary-lighted village as witches, goblins and other characters share tales of happenings of long ago. Kids will receive snacks and more, 6-9 p.m., Missouri Town 1855, 8010 East Park Road, Lee’s Summit. Reservations required. $9. firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-503-4860.
19th Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk & Family Festival: A full day of family fun from the walk to food, games, music and pony rides; proceeds to benefit Down Syndrome, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Arrowhead Stadium, Lot C, One Arrowhead Drive, Kansas City. www.stepupfor
Groove to Amen: A concert supporting KC Move to Amend by the Briar Band, food drinks, face painting and more, 6 p.m.- Midnight, Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway, Kansas City. $10 donation. 816-885-9996 or kcmovetoamend.org.
Trick or Treat on the Farm and Boooo Barn: Bring your little princess, pirate or otherwise costumed one to enjoy a safe day of fun, 1-4 p.m., The National Agricultural Center Hall of Fame, 630 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs. $5. 913-721-1075 or www.AgHallof Fame.com.
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, University of Kansas, 1 p.m., UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301, northwest corner of 52nd Street and Rockhill Road, Kansas City. Free.
Muslim Jouneys: Understanding Islam & Muslims Beyond the Headline, Harvard’s Ali Asani explores the art and literature of Islam in a discussion of the sacred, complex and culturally diverse world of Muslim culture, 6:30 p.m., Plaza Branch Library, 4801 Main St., Kansas City. Free. kclibrary.org or 816-701-3407.
Safe Halloween: Children are invited to trick or treat in the school’s commons which will be decorated for Halloween, 6-8 p.m., Lee’s Summit North High School, 901 N.E. Douglas St., Lee’s Summit. Free. lsnhs.leesummit.k12.mo
Halloween Costume Contest: For adults 50 and over, no registration required, 11 a.m., Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St., Independence. Free. 816-325-6200.
White Elephant Bingo: Bring a wrapped white elephant gift to use as a prize, 12:15 p.m., Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St., Independence. Free. 816-325-6200.
Screenland at the Symphony: “The Phantom of the Opera”; spend a frightful yet delightful Halloween night in Helzberg Hall with live organ accompaniment to the classic 1925 silent film, 7 p.m., Kauffman Center. 816-471-0400
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