American Girl Fashion Show
BY JON NICCUM
Special to The Star
Grab Felicity, Saige or McKenna and head to the American Girl Fashion Show. The popular dolls reveal their history, culture and individuality during a vibrant presentation of fashions throughout the decades. Hosted by Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties, the show includes refreshments and door prizes. The event is a fundraiser to benefit the Kansas Children’s Service League. Shows at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Nov. 9. Deer Creek Golf Club, 7000 W. 133rd St. $25. www.jlwjc.org.
“Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone.” Loyal fans of quotable physician and best-selling author Deepak Chopra can gather together to enjoy his holistic message during an appearance in Overland Park. Chopra discusses his latest book, “What Are You Hungry For?,” which ponders the different yearnings that people experience physically, mentally and spiritually. 7 p.m., Nov. 14. Johnson County Community College’s Yardley Hall, 12345 College Blvd. jccc.edu. $37.50-$55.
Holiday Boutique — An Enchanted Shopping Experience
“Holiday” has become synonymous with “shopping.” Consequently, the Holiday Boutique — An Enchanted Shopping Experience gathers more than 200 companies to exhibit the season’s latest apparel, decor, gifts, jewelry, gourmet foods and children’s items. A unique feature is Marillac’s Enchanted Forest, which displays more than 100 decorated trees and wreaths. These donated items are up for bid in a silent auction that benefits Marillac, the leading provider of mental healthcare services for children. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Nov. 14; 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Nov. 15; 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Nov. 16; 10 a.m. -5 p.m., Nov. 17. Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd. www.kcholidayboutique.com. $12-$25.
28th Annual British Faire
Now that the Renaissance Festival is officially closed for the season, those infatuated with Merry Ole’ England can enjoy the 28th annual British Faire. Sponsored by the Daughters of the British Empire as a fundraiser supporting local charities, the Faire offers holiday items for sale, specialty foods, live music, Highland and Celtic dancing and children’s activities. A British car show runs in the parking lot throughout the day. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Nov. 16. (Traditional British Tea is served from 11 a.m.-2:45 p.m.) The Black Dog Coffeehouse, 12815 West 87th Street Parkway. bdcoffeehouse.com. $4; $1 for children 12 and under.
Jon Agee and Loren Long
A talented tandem of children’s authors/illustrators add to the winter wonderland mood with a reading of their respective new books. Jon Agee presents “Little Santa,” which ponders the question of what Father Christmas was like as a child. Loren Long offers “An Otis Christmas,” which follows the hardworking tractor as he braves a snowstorm to help out a farmer and his animals. 4 p.m., Nov. 19. Village Presbyterian Church, Friendship Hall, 6641 Mission Rd. rainydaybooks.com. The admission package of $17.99 includes one hardcover copy of “Little Santa” or “An Otis Christmas” and one admission ticket for a family of four.
Jon Niccum, Special to The Star