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Dec. 26-Jan. 6

Holiday Camp:

Kids ages 5-12 can attend field trips, play games, create crafts and much more, 7 a.m., Harvest Baptist Church, 901 N.W. 19th St., Blue Springs. $30 day, $175 for 8 days, www.bluespringsgov.com/parks.

Dec. 27

Rhyming to Reading:

Teaches children early reading skills through the use of their senses of sight, hearing and touch to increase learning. Pre-registration is required for the February nine-week session, space limited, Children’s Mercy Hearing and Speech College Boulevard Clinic, 5520 College Boulevard, Suite 370, Overland Park. 913-696-5750.

Snowflake Day:

Crafts, stories and other fun activities inspired by our coolest time of year, 6:30 p.m., Plaza Branch Library, 4801 Main St., Kansas City. 816-701-3481.

Dec. 29

1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year:

Robert W. Butler kicks off the yearlong celebration of the films of 1939, 2 p.m., Plaza Branch Library, 4801 Main St., Kansas City. 816-701-3481.

Dec. 31

A Night with the Tejano Stars Fundraiser Dance:

The Ulimate New Year’s Eve Party with Las Estrellas and Ambixion from Dallas; proceeds to benefit Sacred Heart Guadalupe Church and KKFI’s Taste of Tejano Winter Fund Drive, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., Sacred Heart Hall, 814 W. 26th St., Kansas City. $15 individual, $25 couple. 913-927-2466 or 816-379-1974.

Jan. 2-3

Starlight’s Frosty Fun Days:

Students will warm up their imaginations while embarking on a journey through the world of theater, games, storytelling, music, dance and movement; they’ll also try their hands at making props, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City. $45-81. 816-997-1134.

Jan. 3-5

2014 Winter Show:

Students from 16 different schools will perform “Hairspray,” Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m., UMKC White Recital Hall, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City. $20-$6. 816-235-6222.

Jan. 8

Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans:

Richard Barbuto, deputy director of the department of military history at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, will discuss the battle, 6:30 p.m., Centeral Library, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City. 816-701-3400.

Jan. 9

January’s Lunch and Show:

Featuring the Senior Barn Players in “Radio Show,” RSVP by Dec. 30, noon, Gamber Center, 4 S.E. Independence Ave., Lee’s Summit. $5-$10. 816-969-1580.

Jan. 15

Classics Uncorked:

Fiesta, take a trip to Madrid and Barcelona, 7 p.m., Kauffman for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City. $25. 816-471-0400.

Jan. 19

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.

Jan. 29

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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