Southtown Waldo and Brookside Monthly Networking Event:
Meet new businesses and catch up with ones you already know, 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. 113Jan. 23
Mayor’s Character Breakfast:
Recognizing several Lee’s Summit community members, keynote speaker 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.Jan. 24-26
49 Gold Rush: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, 86-325-7575 or www.frontiertrailsmuseum .org
Speaker John Fleeger, UMKC Geosciences visiting professor, 1 p.m., Community of Reason, Haag Hall, 52nd and Rockhill. Free.Jan. 28
Alzheimer’s Care Training:
Workshop will include hands-on approach to help families with difficult behavioral changes, 6-8 p.m., Home Instead Senior Care Office, 9331 W. 87th St. Overland Park. Free. 913-962-6500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Jan. 29
Free Happy Hour Concert, A Percussion Extravaganza: Have a drink after work followed by a one-hour casual concert featuring Martin Grubinger and percussionists of Kansas City Symphony; opens at 5 p.m., concert 6 to 7 p.m., Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City. 816-471-0400.