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Community calendar

Updated: 2013-12-10T05:10:36Z

Dec. 11

9th Anniversary Celebration: Fitness Source red carpet treatment full day of fun, 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Fitness Source, 320 E. 12th St. Kansas City. 816-513-1382.

Open House at Bright Futures Cats Basement: A resource area for children in need which includes clothing, shoes, coats, and school supplies, see what is available and how you can help get involved, 3-7 p.m., Cats Basement, 402 Eastwood Road, Harrisonville

Southtown Waldo Holiday Warm Up Party Networking: Celebrate the holidays with old friends and make new ones, 5-7 p.m., 75th Street Brewery, 520 W 75th St., Kansas City. 816-523-5553

Dec. 12

Holiday Open House: Stop by for some holiday cheer, 4-6 p.m., Historic Truman Courthouse, Independence Square, jilla@thearnonegroup.com.

Dec. 14

Whoville Holidays: All ages encouraged to get a picture with the Grinch, enjoy children’s activity area and make Whoville-themed tree ornaments, Grinch masks and more. Bring canned goods or unwrapped toy for the Salvation Army, 10 a.m -1:30 p.m., City Market, 20 E. 5th St., Kansas City. 816-842-1271

American Christmas Too: A selection of entertainment presented by the Westport Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m., Prospero’s Uptown Books, 3600 Broadway, Kansas City. $7-$10.

A Celtic Christmas: A Christmas market full of crafts, decorations, gifts, antiques and much more, 3-6 p.m., Archbishop O’Hara High School, 9001 James A Reed Road, Kansas City. 816-763-4800.

A Christmas Concert: The Celtic singers, O’Hara drum line and drill team, 7-8:30 p.m., Archbishop O’Hara High School, 9001 James A Reed Road, Kansas City. 816-763-4800.

Christmas Feast: A delectable BBQ meal, RSVP required, 6-7 p.m., Archbishop O’Hara High School, 9001 James A Reed Road, Kansas City. $10 adults, $8 child. 816-763-4800.

A Christmas Celebration: Journey back in time and explore how our ancestors celebrated in the days before the Civil War, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Missouri Town 1855, 8010 E. Park Road, Lee’s Summit. www.makeyourdayhere.com/missouritown.

Dec. 14-15

Kansas City Women’s Chorus: Presents “I’ll Be Home” amidst the flurry of the season, Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 4 p.m., Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., Kansas City. 816-474-4444 or www.follytheater.org.

Dec. 15

Christmas Musical Benefit: Featuring The Second Baptist Church Little Lambs and New Generation youth choirs, 4 p.m., Second Baptist Church, 3620 E. 39th St., Kansas City, 816-241-3448.

Dec. 16

American Christmas Too: A selection of entertainment presented by the Westport Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m., Prospero’s Uptown Books, 3600 Broadway, Kansas City. $7-$10.

Dec. 17

Living With Loss: All invited to Grief Support group to help deal with loss during the holidays, 6-7:30 p.m., St. John’s Church, 6900 Ward Parkway, Kansas City. 816-506-6024.

Dec. 19

Christmas Concert: The Jacomo Chorale will present a benefit, proceeds will defray medical expenses for Dianna Bibler, who is a member of the chorale, 7 p.m., Nativity of Mary Parish, 10017 E. 36th Terrace, Independence. njwhite1973@gmail.com.

Dec. 20

Brown Bag Concert Series: Aeolian Effect will perform “An Aeolian Christmas with Flute and Harp”, 12:10 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Road, Kansas City. Free.

Dec. 21-22

Christmas Production: “The Wonderful World of Christmas” presented by Monica’s School of Dance, 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Lee’s Summit North High School Performing Arts Center, 901 N.E. Douglas, Lee’s Summit. $12 advance, $15. 816-246-6776 or www.MonicaSchoolof Dance.com.

Dec. 22

Father Christmas: Hear stories of Christmases past from Father Christmas, 1:30 p.m., The Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City, 5235 Oak, Kansas City. $5-$7. 816-235-8000 or www.toyandminiaturemuseum.org.

Dec. 25

37th Annual Christmas Day Dinner: Senior citizens 60 and over who have no family to be with on Christmas Day, transportation will be provided, RSVP by Dec. 21, noon-2 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 14506 E. 39th St., Independence, free, 816-572-2646.

37th Annual Christmas Day Dinner: Senior citizens 60 and over who have no family to be with on Christmas Day, transportation will be provided, RSVP by Dec. 21, noon-2 p.m., St. Peter’s Elementary School, 6400 Charlotte, Kansas City, free, 816-572-2646.

| Lisa Lopez, llopez@kcstar.com

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