Chronic Pain Workshop Support Group: The public is invited. 7-8:30 p.m., 8550 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan.
Martin City Melodrama: Features “American Bananas,” with more than 30 performers, 11 a.m., Great Mall of the Great Plains, on 151st Street, Olathe. Free-will donation. 913-642-7576.
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“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”: Comedy performed by the Raymore-Peculiar High School Theatre Department. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16-18, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Flex Theatre at Raymore-Peculiar East Middle School, 17509 E. U.S. 58, Raymore. $5-$7. 816-892-399, ext. 2400
Brown Bag Concert Series: Featuring Wires cellist Sascha Groschang and violinist Laurel Morgan. 12:10 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Road, Kansas City. Free.
Literary Festival: Keynote speaker will be graphic novelist Ande Parks. Workshops, book sales and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Metropolitan Community College- Longview, 500 S.W. Longview, Lee’s Summit. 816-456-3156
Sneak Peek Holiday Open House: Get a jump on holiday shopping and decorating. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., downtown Lee’s Summit merchants.
Haunted & Historic Spaces Tour: Histories and ghost stories about places in downtown Lee’s Summit. 7, 8:15 and 9:30 p.m., Got Art Gallery, 18 S.W. Third, Lee’s Summit.
Innaugural Multi-Cultural Festival: More than 30 organizations are participating; YMCA, Consulate of Mexico, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Noon-5 p.m., Don Bosco English as a Second Language School, 309 Benton Blvd., Kansas City. 816-691-2807 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvest Moon Festival: Event in downtown Peculiar includes 10:30 a.m. parade and activities and entertainment the rest of the day. www.peculiarchamber.com.
Community of Reason Program Activities: Exploring community with nature and people. Guest speaker will be Marty Kraft, environmental and gardening educator and Earth Day organizer. 1 p.m., Haag Hall, Room 301, northwest corner of 52nd Street and Rockhill Road, Kansas City. Free.
Raytown Chamber’s October Membership Luncheon: Guest speaker will be Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster. Registration required. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church, 10500 E. Missouri 350, Raytown. $20. 816-353-8500.
Ballroom Dance Lessons: Lessons for seniors. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Don Bosco Senior Center, 580 Campbell, Kansas City. Free. 816-421-3160
Living with Loss: Ongoing support group for people living with loss. 6-7 p.m., St. John’s United Methodist Church, 6900 Ward Parkway, Kansas City. 816-822-2292
Heartsaver CPR/AED Class: An American Heart Association-credentialed course designed for first responders, lifeguards, day-care providers and others. 7-9 p.m., Harris Park Community Center, 110 Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit. 816-969-1500 or lsparks.net.\
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