Classics Uncorked: Fiesta!: Take a musical trip to Madrid and Barcelona with the Kansas City Symphony, 7 p.m., Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City. $25. 816-471-0400.
Southtown Waldo and Brookside Monthly Luncheon: Start the new year with businesses from the area, learn how the KC public library can help you succeed, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wornall Road Baptist Church, 400 W. Meyer, Kansas City. $10. 816-523-5553.
The Write Place Poetry Society: Adults 50 plus are invited to read their individual poetry writings or reflect upon the work of others, 3 p.m., Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St., Independence. 816-325-6200.
Meet R. Gregory Summers: The city of Lee’s Summit invites you to see a display of his paintings also, 5:30-7 p.m., City Hall Lobby, 220 S.E. Green St., Lee’s Summit. Free.
KUMC International Outreach Annual Auction: Proceeds to benefit medical mission to Guatemala and Panama, 5 p.m., University of Kansas Medical Center School of Nursing atrium, 39th and Rainbow Blvd. $5. 785-534-0060.
Movies That Matter, The Sequel: “Sunrise.” Remarks by former Kansas City Star film critic Robert W. Butler, 1:30 p.m., Plaza Branch Library, 4801 Main St., Kansas City. 816-701-3481.
Second Annual Fred Whitehead Activism Symposium: “Crisis and Commonwealth,” speaker Charlie Reitz, retired professor Kansas City Kansas Community College, 1 p.m., Community of Reason, Haag Hall, 52nd and Rockhill. Free.
KC Move To Amend Citizens United Anniversary: Trivia night, 6-9 p.m., Nica’s Lagniappe, 320 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City. $5. 816-308-8033 or kcmovetoamed.org.
Alzheimer’s Care Training: Workshop will include hands-on approach to help families with difficult behavioral changes and much more, 6-8 p.m., Home Instead Senior Care Office, 9331 W. 87th St., Overland Park. Free. 913-962-6500 or email@example.com.
Living with loss: Ongoing grief support group, share experiences and feelings about loved ones who have died, 6-7:30 p.m., St. John’s Church, 6900 Ward Parkway, Kansas City. 816-822-2292.
Southtown Waldo and Brookside Monthly Networking Event: Meet new businesses and catch up with ones you already know, also learn what amazing things this organization is doing for the pet population, RSVP required, 8-9 a.m., Spay and Neuter Kansas City, 1116 E. 59th St., Kansas City. 816-523-5553.
Drug impairment training: For educational professionals, offering practical instruction on drug impairment recognition, 11 a.m.-noon, Lee’s Summit North High School, 901 N.E Douglas St. Free. 816-361-1455 ext. 113
Mayor’s Character Breakfast: Recognizing several Lee’s Summit community members, keynote speaker Dr. Julie Connor, Dreams to Action, 7-9 a.m., The Pavilion, John Knox Village, 520 N.W. Murray Road, Lee's Summit. $15. 816-347-3298.
Lee’s Summit Chamber Annual Gala Auction: Awards presentation, dinner, dancing and much more, registration deadline Jan. 17, 8 p.m., The Pavilion, John Knox Village, 520 N.W. Murray Road, Lee's Summit. $50. 816-524-2424.
Tide: A long term whole ecosystem nutrient enrichment experiment, speaker John Fleeger, UMKC Geosciences visiting professor, 1 p.m., Community of Reason, Haag Hall, 52nd and Rockhill. Free.
Alzheimer’s Care Training: Workshop will include hands-on approach to help families with difficult behavioral changes and much more, 6-8 p.m., Home Instead Senior Care Office, 9331 W. 87th St. Overland Park. Free. 913-962-6500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Happy Hour Concert, A Percussion Extravaganza: Have a drink after work followed by a one-hour casual concert featuring showman Martin Grubinger and percussionists of the Kansas City Symphony; opens at 5 p.m., concert 6 to 7 p.m., Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City. 816-471-0400.
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