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
New Year’s Eve Party: Join in the fun with entertainment provided by Cherry Bomb and DJ Kevin, champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight, 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., The View at Briarcliff, 4000 N. Mulberry Dr., Kansas City, 816-831-3300.
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Jazz on The Square: 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 its 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.
Northland Coalition Community Luncheon: Join them in planning programs and events to promote safer substance-abuse-free communities; features North Platte community coalition; reservations requested, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Numan Services Building, Maple Woods Campus, 3100 NE 83rd St., Kansas City. 816-877-0401 or email@example.com.
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 N.E. Winn Road, Kansas City. 816-452-3518.
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