KCFAA Fall Symposium: The featured speaker at Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey event will share contributions to American cultural arts and give important insight on race, diversity and success, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., UMKC, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City. $50. 816-471-6003
Relics of the Buddha: Learn more about Buddhism. 5-7 p.m. Sept. 5, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 7, Unity on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th, Kansas City. www.templebuddhistcenter.org
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Lupus Education Seminar: Local physicians will discuss research on the chronic disease. 9 a.m.-noon, Kauffman Foundation, 4801 Rockhill, Kansas City. Free. www.lupusresearch.org
Collette Moreno CMA Fundraiser 2014: She passed away in an auto accident leaving her 5-year-old son, silent auction and raffles, proceeds to benefit the CMA fund, Minsky’s donating 15 percent on sales from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., fundraiser 4 to 8 p.m., Minsky’s, 632 N.E. Missouri 291, Lee’s Summit. 816-456-4484
16th Anniversary Performance of Dance in the Park: Outdoor dance concert which showcases the variety of Kansas City region’s unique dance companies, 7 p.m., Roanoke Park, 3699 E. Roanoke Drive, Kansas City. Free, 816-908-7354
10th Annual Crossroads Music Fest: Great music all day long with some of Kansas City’s favorite bands, 6 p.m., to 3 a.m., CrossroadsKC at Grinders, The Brick, Czar, Collection, Tank Room, Green Lady Lounge and Mercy Seat Alley, $15. 816-994-7869
The Annual Cleveland Homecoming Festival: Booths, vendors, food items and entertainment, along with a parade. Fun for the entire family, 10 a.m., Citizen Bank, 318 Cleveland, Mo. 816-658-3938
Kansas City Chalk and Walk Festival: Free two-day event features artists using chalk pastels to create colorful masterpieces in a process imitating the 16th century Italian street painting, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 6 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7, Crown Center Square. www.kcchalkandwalk.org
11th Annual Remembrance Walk for Suicide Awareness Survivor Support: A community walk to remember people who suffered traumatic deaths, such as a suicide, homicide, fire or accident. 9 a.m., Loose Park, 5200 Pennsylvania, Kansas City. $25 preregistration, $30 otherwise. 913-681-3050 or www.sass-mokan.com
Women’s Football 101: Clinic for women, organized by former Kansas City Chiefs player Will Shields. Proceeds to benefit the Will to Succeed Foundation, which helps children and women in the Kansas City area. 7 p.m., 68’s Inside Sports, 9111 Flint, Overland Park. $10. 913-888-924 or www.68insidesports.com
Animal Workshop: Hands-on activities and kids also get to see live animals up close Tuesdays, 7 to 8 p.m., Legacy Park Community Center, 901 N.E. Bluestem Drive, Lee’s Summit. $55. 816-969-1500 or www.lsparks.net
9/11 Victims to be Honored: During National Day of Remembrance and Service at Rotary Youth Camp, more than 2,500 Rotary club members from 55 clubs will be in attendance. Participants will engage in service activities including repairs, cleaning and landscaping, 3 to 7 p.m., Rotary Youth Camp, 22310 E. Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit
Grief Support Ministry: Fall session begins Thursday, pre-register by Sept. 4, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., St. James United Methodist Church, 5540 Wayne, Kansas City. 816-444-5588 or email@example.com.
29th Annual Fiesta Hispana: Food, entertainment, folkloric dancers and a boxing tournament, along with local and national talent such as Grupo Control, Alacranes and Ruben Ramos. 5:30-11 p.m. Sept. 12, noon-11 p.m. Sept. 13, noon-9 p.m. Sept. 14, Barney Allis Plaza, Kansas City. Free
Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival: Three days of entertainment in the downtown area, including a carnival, live music, beer garden and a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday. Main festival hours are noon to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. www.bluespringsfallfestival.com
Longview Arts Festival: Music, food, fashion jewelry, home decor and more. 4-10 p.m. Sept. 12, 10-8 p.m. Sept. 13, near View High Drive and Third Street, Lee’s Summit. www.longviewfestival.com
11th Annual Belton Fall Festival: Vendors, live music, chldren’s games food and much more, Friday, 4 to 10 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Downtown Belton Main Street. Free
Summit Theatre Group Presents: Arthur Miller’s award winning play “All My Sons” is live on stage, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, 13,19 and 20, and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 21, MCC Longview Cultural Arts Center, 500 S.W. Longview Road, $15. www.summittheatregroup.com.
12th Annual Stroke Walk: Honor someone you know who has had a stroke. Proceeds benefit the American Stroke Foundation. 9:30 a.m., Theis Park, 4800 Rockhill, Kansas City. 913-541-9092 or Kathy@americanstroke.org
Early Childhood Educators Conference: Help for educators, child care providers and parent educators. Preregistration required. 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, 4725 N.E. Lakewood, Lee’s Summit. $50. 816-252-5051
Raymore Festival in the Park: Vendors, carnival, live music, car show, bike rodeo, ice cream social and more family fun. Parade starts 9 a.m. Sept. 20 in Recreation Park. More information at www.raymorefestival.com
Brown Bag Concert Series: Begins with harpsichordists Rebecca Bell and Marian Thomas, 12:10 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Road, Kansas City. Free.
Third Friday Englewood Art Walk: The galleries in the shopping district will open their doors to art lovers, live music, crafts, jewelry, 3 to 9 p.m., Englewood Station shopping District, Winner Road and Sterling Avenue,Independence. Free. www.englewoodstation.com
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