Thanksgiving Blues Breakfast Dance: Starring Blues Legend Latimore, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., National Guard Armory, 18th Ridge, Kansas City, Kan., $38 to $50. 816-353-4373.
5K Pilgrim Run/Walk: A great way to walk off calories, proceeds to benefit children’s programming sponsored by Pilgrim Center, 9 a.m., Pilgrim chapel, 3801 Gillham Road, Kansas City, $20 to $35. 816-753-6719 www.pilgrimrun.org.
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Masquerade Jewelry Sale: Items for sale include personal protection products, bake sale and more, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. Joseph Medical Center Auxiliary, 1000 Carondelet Drive West, Kansas City. 816-569-4828
Summit Theatre Group: Presents “The Gifts of The Magi,” a captivating holiday musical set in New York tells the story of an impoverished young couple who sell their most prized possessions, Thursday through Saturday, 1 and 6 p.m., The Emaline Ballroom, 616 S.W. Third St., Lee’s Summit, $25 students, $30. 816-463-2654 or www.summttheatregroup.com.
Ballroom Dance Lessons: For seniors a great way to have fun and meet new friends, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Don Bosco Senior Center, 580 Campbell, Kansas City. 816-421-3160.
Latino Coalition and ArtsKC Presents: December quarterly breakfast, “Building Community throught the Arts,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., ArtsKC, 106 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, $10. 816-221-1777 or www.artskc.org.
A Christmas Carol: Friday night family fun with a twist; your kids are the stars in the production, 6:30 p.m., Plaza Branch Library, 4801 Main, Kansas City. Free. 816-701-3407 or kclibrary.org.
Graceway Christmas Events: Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” 7 p.m., Graceway, 5460 Blue Ridge Cut-Off, Kansas City. Free. 816-358-1515.
Dec. 5 - Jan. 5
Fine Art Show: Presenting “Self Aware,” a group of new artists, Jodi Lightner, Amber Stene and Janet Davidson-Hues will open with an artist reception, 5 to 8 p.m., Weinberger Fine Art, 1800 Baltimore, Kansas City. weinbergerfineart.com.
Gene Skorija Memorial Bowling Tournament: Seniors 50 and over, four games, two squads, special practice sessions, also Dec. 8, KC Bowl, 8201 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, 913-299-1110.
Johnson County NAACP: The community is invited to attend the Lewis J. Morrow production of “Misunderstanding the Candy Game,” 3 and 7 p.m., Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th St, Kansas City, $15. 913-362-2272.
Annual Christmas Concert: Music provided by the Spirit of Independence Band and the Truman and Van Horn High School choirs, proceeds to benefit the Community Services League, 2:30 p.m., Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut, Independence. Free will offering. www.isdschools.org.
Twilight Tour: All wrapped up, for those who would like to enjoy a special evening stroll at your leisure and enjoy live music with your friends and family, 4 to 7 p.m., Bingham-Waggoner Estate, 313 W. Pacific Ave., Independence. 816-461-3491.
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