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Community calendar

Updated: 2014-02-04T05:52:11Z

Feb. 8

10th Annual Red Hot Night Gala: A lively evening of music, dancing, dinner, a live auction and more. Proceeds to benefit Children’s Mercy Hospital, 5:30 p.m., Kansas Ctiy Convention Center, Grand ballroom. $250. 816-346-1364 or events@cmh.edu.

Annual DeLaSalle Movie Benefit: Walk the red carpet into the theater. Also enjoy live music and a strolling cocktail buffet. Proceeds to benefit DeLaSalle Education Center, 6 p.m., Midland Theatre, 13th and Main, Kansas City. $150. 816-561-4445 or www.delasallecenter.org.

Feb. 11

Living with Loss: The group is facilitated by professional bereavement counselors and is open to anyone wanting to share his or her feelings about any loss they are experiencing, 6-7:30 p.m., St. John’s Church, 6900 Ward Parkway, Kansas City. 816-822-2292.

Feb. 12

Heartsaver CPR/AED Class: For anyone age 15 and older, this is an American Heart Association credentialed course for first responders, safety personnel, day-care providers, youth leaders. RSVP required, 7-9 p.m., Harris Park Community Center, 110 S.W. Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit. $24-$26. 816-969-1500 or lsparks.net.

Feb. 15

Raymore-Peculiar Father-Daughter Dance: The annual event is a fundraiser project of the Ray-Pec High School Band, for girls grades K-6, 6-9 p.m., Ray-Pec High School North building, 20501 S. School Road, Peculiar. $18 advance per couple. $22. 816-892-1314 or raypecbands.com

Annual Pancake Breakfast: Proceeds will go to support the programs at Lee’s Summit Social Services, 7-11 a.m., First Baptist Church, 2 N. Douglas St., Lee’s Summit. 816-525-4357.

Feb. 15-17

The Great Backyard Bird Count: This event engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real time snapshot of where the birds are, Feb. 15 & 17, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 16, 2 p.m., Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Road, Kansas City, free, ann.ohare@sbcglobal.net.

Feb. 21

Play It Forward Children’s Auction: Enjoy an evening with the family in Candyland featruing a silent auction, games, prizes enteratinment and food, 5 p.m., The Barstow School, 11511 Stateline Rd., Kansas City, $15, www.barstowschool.org.

The VodKa Martini Event: An entertaining evening while you enjoy a gourmet meal and vodka martinis, proceeds to benefit Saint Luke’s Midwest Ear Institute, 7-11 p.m., 28 Event Space, 1300 W. 28th St., Kansas City, $75-$100, 816-932-1664 or www.saint-lukesgiving,org,

Feb. 22

11th Annual Parent University Workshop: Led by parent development experts include practical parenting techniques, rituals, routines, relationship building and much more, 9 a.m.-noon, Paradise Park, 1021 Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit. $10. 816-581-5803 or www.lscares.org.

Annual Pickleball Tournament: You must have a playing partner to register; deadline is Feb. 8; 8 a.m., Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St., Independence, $12-$15 each. 816-325-6200.

Feb. 27

Dining in the Dark: A four course gourmet meal served in absolute darkness a meal experience without the benefit of sight, proceeds to benefit Alphapointe which provides employment and rehabilitation for those that have lost their sight, 6 p.m., Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, $250, 816-237-2099 or www.alphapointe.org.

March 1

14 Annual Agency Missouri Artifact show: Authentic Indian artifact only, also identification and appraisal will be available, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 11351 Route FF, free, 816-253-9301

15 Annual Taste of Lee’s Summit: The event includes an auction and more than a dozen local restaurants, proceeds to support excellence in education in the Lee’s Summit area, advanced tickets required, 6 p.m., John Knox Village, 400 NW Murray Rd, Lee's Summit,$60, 816-986--1015 or www.lsedfoundation.com

| Lisa Lopez, llopez@kcstar.com

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