New Year’s Eve Fundraiser Dance: Proceeds to benefit Sacred Heart Guadalupe Church, featuring Tropical Azul and DJ, food and drinks available to purchase, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., $15 individuals, $25 couple, Sacred Heart Hall, 814 W. 26th St., Kansas City. 816-842-6146.
Waldo New Year’s Ball Drop: After you enjoy dinner and drinks stop by to help Waldo ring in the New Year, 11:59 p.m. - 12:05 a.m., 75th and Wornall.
Ring in the New Year with Style: A celebration with something for everyone, Karaoke, music, dancing, refreshments and great fellowship, 6 to 9 p.m., St. James United Methodist Church, 5540 Wayne Avenue, Kansas City. 816-444-5588.
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Kid Gamers Game Day: Come learn new games and enjoy some old favorites, ages 6 and up, 2 to 3 p.m., Blue Springs South Mid-Continental Library, 2220 S. 7 Hwy., Blue Springs. 816-229-3571.
Community of Reason Program Activities: Roundtable discussion — is the nation state dying? 1 p.m., N.W. corner 52nd Street and Rockhill Road, Kansas City. Free.
Open Play Bridge: A weekly competition among teams of card players, provides fun and builds friendships, 1 to 3 p.m., Red Bridge Mid-Continent Library, 111140 Locust St., Kansas City. 816-942-1780.
Conversational English Class: An interactive friendly and engaging 2 hour class offered by the language and culture training center and focused on speaking English in a conversational manner, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Blue Ridge Mid-Continental Library, 9253 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City. 816-716-3382.
Tech Talks: Bring your question to the branch or just come to listen and learn, bring your own laptop computer or tablet, Grandview Mid-Continent Library, 12930 Booth Lane, Grandview, 816-763-0550.
Squirrel Hinting Workshop and Mentored Hunt: Will introduce people to squirrel hunting; open to ages 11 and older, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, 1401 Northwest Park Road, Blue Springs. 816-655-6263 ext. 1332 or email@example.com.
Independence Garden Club Meeting: Guest speaker Paula Diaz of the Master Gardener, her topic will be “Native Plants in our Landscape,” 6:30 p.m., Sermon Center, Noland Rd. and Truman Road, Independence. 816-373-1169 or 816-812-3067.
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