July 8, 2014

Community calendar

A roundup of events in and around Jackson and Cass counties.

July 9

“Rum Maniacs”: Discussion of a book by Matthew Warner Osborn of the University of Missouri-Kansas that examines “alcoholic insanity in the early American republic.” 6:30 p.m., Kansas City Public Library’s Central branch, 14 W. 10th. Free. 816-701-3407 or kclibrary.org.

July 11

Six Inches of Progress: Solo art exhibition by Jillian Youngbird. 6-9 p.m., Vulpes Bastille Studios, 1737 Locust, Kansas City. Free.

July 12

27th Annual Bingham-Waggoner Antique and Craft Fair: More than 100 antique dealers and crafters will be on hand. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bingham-Waggoner Estate, 313 W. Pacific, Independence. Free. 816-461-3461 or www.bwestate.org

July 15

Sixth Annual Freedom Ride: Route options range from 35 to 85 miles and take cyclists through country roads in eastern Jackson County. Proceeds to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. 7 a.m., Independence Events Center, 19100 E. Valley View. $25-$35. htpp://freedomridekc.com

July 16

Southtown-Waldo-Brookside Monthly Luncheon: Guest speaker will be David Warm, executive director of the Mid-America Regional Council. 11:45 a.m., Wornall Road Baptist Church, 400 W. Meyer, Kansas City. $12. dorna@southtown.org

July 18

Third Friday Englewood Art Walk: More than 50 artists, demonstrations, live music and more. 3-9 p.m., Englewood Station Shopping District, Winner and Sterling, Independence.

July 20

22st Annual Longview Junior Triathlon: An opportunity to help children ages 6-17 stay active this summer. Includes swimming, biking and running. 7:30 a.m., Longview Recreation, 3801 S.W. Longview, Lee’s Summit. $39-$60. 816-969-1500 or www.usatriathlon.org

July 31

Discussion with Ann Brownfield: The curator of the Garment District Museum in Kansas City will talk about the history of the local garment trade and show clothing made by local manufacturers. 1:30 p.m., Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes, Kansas City. 816-942-3581

World War Living History Honor Program: Presents A.L. Cerne, a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division, the Screamin’ Eagles. 7 p.m., Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes, Kansas City. 816-942-3581

White Elephant Bingo: Bring a wrapped white elephant gift to join in the bingo game, 12:15 p.m., Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant, Independence. 816-325-6200

| Lisa Lopez, llopez@kcstar.com


You can enter events directly into The Star’s online calendar at Events.KansasCity.com. Sign in or create a free account, then click “Add Event.” If your event’s location does not appear in the “Where” listing, scroll to the bottom and click “Suggest a new venue.” In the “Description” field, describe the event and be sure to include a phone number people can call. In the “Tags” field, select “816” for events in Jackson or Cass counties. Click the green “Add event” button when you’re finished.

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