Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): Non-profit group offers education and weight-loss support, no registration required, 9 to 10 a.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 5409 N.W. 72nd St., Kansas City, North. Free. 816-741-8708.
Tri-County Mental Health Meeting: Jan Pool, LPC substance abuse coordinator for Tri-County, will discuss “Addiction and Recovery: what you need to know about current drug trends,” a question and answer session will follow, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tri-County, 3100 N.E. 83rd St., Kansas City, North. 816-460-0400 or www.tri-countymhs.org.
The National Active & Retired Federal Employee’s Association Platte/Clay Chapter Monthly Meeting: All current or retired federal employees and their spouses are invited to attend, 10 a.m., Wexford Place, 6500 N. Cosby. 816-454-3491.
American Girl Valentine Tea Party: This is the perfect time to bring your doll, make some Valentines and celebrate with your friends, a great way to learn about the history of Valentines and American girl dolls, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Mt. Gilead Church, 15918 Plattsburg Road, Kearney. $10. 816-736-8500.
Chocolate 4 Paws: Indulge in chocolate, including chocolate fountains, cappuccinos, mochas and hot chocolate, raffle, gift cards, handcrafted pet beds and much more, proceeds to benefit Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter, 4 to 7 p.m., Black on Burlington, 1327 Burlington Street, North Kansas City, $20 adults, $10 children. 816-916-8267 or www.parkvilleshelter.com.
The Curious Cat Quiz Show: Prizes, characters, raffles, concessions and more, fundraiser for HELP Humane Animal Shelter, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Grandview Assembly of God, 12400 Grandview Road, Grandview, $6. 816-318-4357.
Scotch Whiskey Tasting: Savor five to six less-well-known Scotch whiskeys at each tasting, a discussion on the history of Scotch whiskey, what makes it unique, proper tasting techniques as well as proper tasting glasses at each event, limited seating, 3 p.m., The Celtic Ranch, 404 Main St., Weston, $30. 816-640-2881 or celticranch.com/events.
Cancer Benefit for Ana Aquino: Come out and show your support at this taco dinner; 2 tacos, 1 flauta and rice, raffles and silent auction, noon to 6 p.m., Moose Lodge, 6621 Turner Dr., Kansas City. $5.
Liberty Alliance For Youth Community Luncheon Meeting: Join in planning programs and events to promote a safer, substance-abuse-free community at this complimentary meeting; reservations required, noon to 1 p.m., Clay County Public Health Center, 800 Haines Dr., Liberty. 816-679-5361 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President to Speak: You are invited to hear Bob Kendrick, who will present fascinating stories about the adversity the players faced as they traveled through a country that did not see them as equals and how the museum came to be in Kansas City, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Longview Campus, Education Center, 500 S.W. Longview Road, Lee’s Summit. 816-604-2030.
Valentine’s Adoption Meeting: The meeting will highlight general information about adoption, guardianship, foster and orphan care, guest speakers Wendi and Greg Frohna, 7 p.m., Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1600 N. 291 Hwy., 816-781-1588. or kimbermom@ live.com.
Corbin Theatre Event: Featuring “Ladies First,” a comedy; a nervous Jackie Kennedy has renovated the White House and she invites Eleanor, Bess, Mamie, Pat and Lady Bird to give their opinions, 7:30 p.m., Corbin Theatre Co., 15 N. Water St., Liberty. www.corbintheatre.org.
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