Hail to the Chiefs Series:
America’s most notorious presidency is dissected in “Dead Last,” the public memory of Warren G. Harding’s scandalous legacy, please RSVP, 6 p.m., Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City. 816-701-3407 or kclibrary.org.Nov. 22
Roaring ’20s Gala:
Hickman Mills Educational Foundation presents the evening with a silent auction and dinner, 6-8:30 p.m., Armacost Car Museum, 4200 E, 135th St., Grandview. $35 advance, $45 at the door. 816-761-6667.
Mayors Prayer Luncheon:
The featured speaker will be Lucas Boyce, director of business development and legislative affairs for the NBA’s Orlando Magic, 11:30 a.m., Laurel Club, Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut, Independence, $10. 816-325-7027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Nov. 24
Community of Reason Program Activities:
Speaker Melissa Eaton, doctoral candidate, The College of William and Mary Department of Anthropology, “Negotiating Identity, Understanding the Politics of Delaware Town in the 1820’s,” 1 p.m., UMKC, Haag Hall Room 301, northwest corner of 52nd Street and Rockhill Road, Kansas City. Free.
Education support for widows, widowers and caregivers will discuss “Estate Planning,” 10-11:50 a.m., The Palmer Center, 218 North Pleasant, Independence. 816-325-6200.Nov. 27
Thanksgiving Candlelight Luncheon:
Adults 50-plus are invited, please RSVP, 11:30 a.m., The Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St., Independence. 816-325-6200Nov. 28
Pilgrim Run: 5K event, with proceeds benefitting the Children’s Programs of the Pilgrim Center, 9 a.m., 3801 Gilham Road, Kansas City. www.pilgrimrun.org
84th Annual Plaza Lighting Ceremony:
Come and enjoy the Kansas City tradition, 6-7 p.m., Country Club Plaza. Free. countryclubplaza.comNov. 29
Victorian Winter Wonderland:
Tour the elegant Vaile Mansion decorated for the holidays like a winter wonderland, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Vaile Victorian Mansion, 1500 N. Liberty St. Independence, $6. 816-325-7111.
Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony:
The tree is a symbol of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree fund, which is dedicated to assist the city’s less fortunate, 5:30 p.m., Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City. 816-274-8444.
Family Day Optical Illusions: Explore the magical world of Victorian optical illusion toys, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City, 5235 Oak St., Kansas City, $5-$7. 816-235-8000 or www.toyandminiaturemuseum.org
Tacos 4 Tony Fundraiser:
All proceeds go toward genetic testing for an unknown condition, raffles and silent auction, 11 a.m -5 p.m., Club Sparks, 1436 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, Kan., $6.
All ages encouraged to get a picture with the Grinch, enjoy the 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. 816-842-1271Dec. 2
Belton Mayor’s Tree Lighting: Food, games, entertainment, hay rides and a visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Elves, proceeds to benefit Belton Welfare Association Christmas food drive, 5:30-8 p.m., Peace Park, Main Street and Chestnut, 816-331-4331.