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December 3, 2013

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Alliance for Economic Inclusion Meeting: An organization dedicated to connecting low- and moderate-income families with basic financial services, 8 a.m. - noon, Plaza Library, 4801 Main St., Kansas City. Free.
Dec. 5

Alliance for Economic Inclusion Meeting

: An organization dedicated to connecting low- and moderate-income families with basic financial services, 8 a.m. - noon, Plaza Library, 4801 Main St., Kansas City. Free.

KCAI Patron Preview: The Kansas City Art Institute celebrates the annual end-of-semester exhibition and sale of student artwork, proceeds to benefit the college’s scholarship fund, 7-10 p.m., 4415 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City. 816-802-3426 or www.kcai.edu/patronpreview

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Lunch and a Show:

Senior Barn Players will perform “3 Cheers for Christmas,” noon, Gamber Center, 4 S.E. Independence. $5-$10. 816-969-1580 or pshepard@cityofls.net.

Dec. 6

Kansas City Symphony Presents:

“TubaChristmas 2013”: Performance by area tuba and euphonium players, noon, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City. Performance is free but registration is required for concertgoers; RSVP at kcsymphony.org. 816-471-0400.

Seniors’ Christmas Celebration:

Will include a photo opportunity with Santa, a holiday meal, music and door prizes, RSVP, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., The Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St., Independence. $5. 816-325-6200.

Nutcracker Ball:

Celebrate the holiday season with cocktails, dinner, ballet and dancing to the music of the Michael Beers Band, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Kansas City Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City. $250. 913-232-7609 or kcballet.org.

First Friday Play Reading:

Four short monologues written by area women and performed via dramatic readings by seasoned actors, $5, Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway, Kansas City. $5. 816-547-7032.

21st Annual Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City Luncheon: Keynote speaker America Ferrera; the foundation works to improve challenging economic conditions faced by women, 11:30 a.m., Sheraton Kansas City Hotel Crown Center, www.wfgkc.org

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25th Anniversary Concert:

Tom Jacobs Ensemble, seasonal songs of hope celebrating Hanukkah, Advent, Christmas and all of life, 7:30 p.m., Unity Temple on The Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City. 816-619-3499 or www.timbercreekretreat.org.

Dec. 6-8

Winter Play: Featuring “Bob, A Life in Five Acts,” by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, 7:30 p.m., Rockhurst High School, 9301 State line Road, Kansas City. www.rockhurst.edu

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The end-of-semester exhibition: Sale of work by Kansas City Art Institute students continues, Friday, 5-7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, noon-5 p.m., 4415 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City. Free. 816-802-3426

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Dec. 7

3rd Annual Holiday Mart:

Come see a wide assortment of holiday decorations, jewelry, fashion and more, a fundraiser for Lee’s Summit West High School journalism, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee’s Summit West, 2600 S.W. Ward Road, Lee’s Summit. 816-986-4000 or lswestonline.com.

11th Annual Choir Concert:

Conservatory Choirs, a season for giving to benefit the Harvesters Community Food Network, non-perishable items and monetary contributions will be accepted, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 416 W. 12th St., Kansas City. 816-235-2799.

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

19th Annual Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball:

Unique holiday gifts at the silent auction and Nutcracker market, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Kansas City Convention Center Ball Room, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City. $70 and up. 816-931-2232 ext. 1346.

Mayor’s Christmas Carnival:

An Independence tradition will feature balloon creations, face painting, carnival games and a visit from Santa Claus, 9 a.m.-noon, Roger T. Sermon Community Center, 201 N. Dodgion, Independence. Free. 816-325-7370.

Holiday Magic Concert: Lee’s Summit High School symphony will present a rhapsody on Christmas carols, 4 and 7 p.m., Lee’s Summit High School, 400 S.E. Blue Parkway. $6-$12. www.lssyphony.org

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Imagine No Malaria Concert:

Enjoy great music and save lives, 7 p.m., Truman Memorial Builidng, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence. $5. 816-863-4662

Dec. 8

Lessons and Carols:

Featuring Octarium, champagne reception and silent auction, 2 p.m., St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran Church, 3800 Troost, Kansas City. $10 seniors/students, $15 others. Online@brownpapertickets.com.

28th Annual Mayors Christmas Concert:

800 voices will join in song, proceeds to benefit the Community Services League, 2:30 p.m., Community of Chirst Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut, Independence. Free will offering

Dec. 9

Kansas City Symphony Presents:

“TubaChristmas 2013”: Performance by area tuba and euphonium players, noon, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City. Performance is free but registration is required for concertgoers; RSVP at kcsymphony.org. 816-471-0400.

Independence Garden Club Meeting:

Annual Christmas dinner. Bring a toy to donate on non-parishable item, 6:30 p.m., Hometown Buffet, 13720 E. U.S. 40, Independence. 816-373-1169 or www.independencegardenclub.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:

Christmas cheer offers 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. 14-15

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

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Dec. 19

Christmas Concert:

The Jacomo Chorale will present a benefit, proceeds will defray Dianna Bibler’s medical expenses who is a member of the chorale, 7 p.m., Nativity of Mary Parish, 10017 E. 36th Terr., Independence. njwhite1973@gmail.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.

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