Christmas Eve Services: Bell choir will perform, 4:30 p.m., Avondale United Methodist Church, 3101 NE Winn Road, Kansas City, 816-452-3518.
Onething Conference 2015: A gathering of young adults to worship, pray, teach and minister , various times, Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, $49-$119, 816-763-0200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jazz on The Square: The music to keep toes tapping and ballads to warm hearts, 5:30 p.m., Corbin Theatre, 15 N. Water St., Liberty, www.corbintheatre.org.
Christmas Tree Drop Off: A convenient and safe way to dispose of your tree, free for Gladstone residents, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 4-8; 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 9, Public Works Facility, 4000 NE 76th St., Gladstone, 816-436-2200.
Kosmopolitan Singles: A social group for older adults 50 and older; mixers are held at each event, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Minsky’s, 7007 NW. Barry Road, Kansas City, www.kosmossingles.org.
Rhyming to Reading: Currently taking applications for this early literacy program that teaches 4-year-olds early-reading skill such as rhyming sentence awareness, the sounds letter make, and how to sound out words, begins the first week of February, Children’s Mercy North Clinic, 501 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, 816-960-4025.
Northland Community Choir: Begins rehearsal for their spring season, non-audition choir and all new voices are welcomed, 7 to 9 p.m., McCoy Meetin’ House, Park University, Parkville, $10-$60, www.northlandcommunitychoir.org.
Kosmopolitan Singles: A social group for older adults 50 and older, mixers are held at each event, 4:30 to 7 p.m., #9 Saloon, 6609 N. Oak St., Gladstone, www.kosmossingles.org.
Greater Tuna: Comedy about small-town morals and mores in Tuna, Texas; the action takes place in the early ’80s, 7:30 p.m., Corbin Theatre, 15 N. Water St., Liberty, $12, www.corbintheatre.org.
Blood Drive: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Avondale United Methodist Church 3101 NE Winn Road, Kansas City, 816-452-3518.
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