‘Little White Lie’ documentary to be shown at Screenland
“Little White Lie,” a new documentary by Truth Aid CEO Lacey Schwartz, will be shown at 8 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Screenland Crown Center theater.
The film, preceded by a social hour at 7 and followed by a discussion with Schwartz, is being hosted by the Urban League of Greater Kansas City and the Jewish Community Relations Bureau | American Jewish Committee.
According to a news release, “Little White Lie” tells Schwartz’s story of growing up in an upper-middle-class Jewish household with loving parents and a strong sense of her Jewish identity — although some people wondered how a white girl could have such dark skin. It’s about family secrets, denial and the power of telling the truth.
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“Lacey’s story is not only compelling, it’s relatable for many people as it captures the power of telling the truth and forgiveness,” said Gwendolyn Grant, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City.
A $10 donation is suggested. Proceeds will benefit the two organizations. To register for the screening, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/special-screening-of-little-white-lie-tickets-14067366873.
Palmer Center honored for wellness programming
The city-run Palmer Center in Independence has received the NuStep 2015 Gold Pinnacle Award in the senior division. The award recognizes senior centers that best demonstrate a culture of wellness for older adults, the city said in a news release.
The Palmer Center, at 218-A N. Pleasant St., will receive the award at 1 p.m. Jan. 13 — along with a NuStep T5-XR recumbent cross trainer. At that time. the public is invited to learn about Palmer Center programs and try out the cross trainer, which offers low-impact, total body workouts.
Farm bill meetings next week in Oak Grove
The 2014 farm bill enables farmers and landowners to make decisions about their involvement in federal farm programs, including new commodity programs.
To provide information on the law and guide people in making their decisions, the University of Missouri Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency will host two educational meetings on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Oak Grove Civic Center, 2100 S. Broadway St.
The first session will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon and the second from 6 to 8 p.m. Seating is limited, so registration is required. Register by Jan. 13 by calling the Jackson County Extension Center at 816-252-5051.
Similar meetings will take place across Missouri. To learn where they are, contact your local MU Extension or Farm Service Agency office.
Want to sing for Jacomo Chorale?
The Jacomo Chorale will begin its spring season with a rehearsal at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Mission Woods Community of Christ in Blue Springs.
The chorale, directed by Helena Vasconcellos, presents music in a variety of styles from MasterWorks to Broadway. it will present “Look at the World” on April 26 at Nativity of Mary Parish in Independence, in conjunction with the MAIstersingers of the Music/Arts Institute.
Additional information can be found at jacomochorale.org.
Office building sold
An 18,500-square-foot office building at 3350 Ralph Powell Road in Lee’s Summit has been acquired for $2.7 million by a private investment company. Valley Oaks Investments LLC purchased the property from MJB of Missouri LLC.
The area office of Lee & Associates represented the sellers.
“This building was a solid package of high-quality construction and a diverse. stable tenant mix,” said Jon English of Lee & Associates.