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. email@example.com
The Goldwater Paradox: Brian Drake examines the seeming contradictions that led this icon of anti-government conservatism to embrace a commitment to environmental protection, 6:30 p.m., Kansas City Public Library’s Central Library, 14 W. 10th, Kansas City. Free. 816-701-3407 or kclibrary.org
Grief Support Group: Adults 50 and older confronting any type of of loss are welcome to join. 1-2:30 p.m., Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant, Independence. Free. 816-325-6200
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.
Rededication of Second Colorado Monument: Oldest Civil War monument west of the Mississippi River. 10 a.m., Woodlawn Cemetery, 701 S. Noland, Independence. 816-225-7944
Kansas City Kickball for a Home: 12 to 15 teams go head to head to win the championship, all in support of children in the foster care system. Each team’s fundraising goal to enter is $1000, 1 p.m., Southeast Lawn of Liberty Memorial, www.davethomasfoundation.org/dtfa-kickball
Civil War Encampment: Family Fun Day where visitors explore a Civil War camp and join in trails-related craft activities, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W Pacific Ave., Independence. Outdoor activities free. Covered wagon tours free with paid museum admission. 816-325-7575
22nd 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 Center, 3801 S.W. Longview, Lee’s Summit. $39-$60. 816-969-1500 or www.usatriathlon.org
Kansas City Women vs. Pendergast Civic Housekeepers: Kay Barnes, distinguished professor of public leadership and founding director of the Center for Leadership at Park University, and former two-term (1999-2007) mayor of Kansas City, presents program, 2 p.m., Kansas City, Public Library’s Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. Free, www.kclibrary.org/rsvp/23458.
ImPACT Assessment: It stands for Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing. Ages 11 or older are eligible. The test provides a reference point to help measure recovery and make comparison should an injury occur. Registration is required. $20, kumed.com/impact.
Puppetry Arts Institute: Featuring “The Lion and the Mouse” performed by Papa and Jackie Wright with hand puppets. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner, Independence. $5. 816-833-9777 or www.hazelle.org
Help Humane: Annual open house and kitten shower, registered at Target and Walmart, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Help Humane, 17122 Bel Ray Place, Belson, www.helphumane.org.
July 30-Aug. 1
14th Annual Ringside World Championships: More than 4,000 boxers and exhibitors who will bring athletes from around the globe. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Independence Event Center, 19100 E. Valley View Parkway. 816-442-6103 or www.ringside.com
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
18th Annual Scholarship Affair: Guest speaker, music and silent auction. Proceeds to benefit the Kansas City Boys Choir and the Kansas City Girls Choir. 6 p.m., Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center, 2345 McGee. $60, www.kcboychoir.org
August Moon Taco Dinner and Dance: Great music provided by Las Estrellas Band and DJ Bobby C., proceeds to benefit Guardian Angels School restrooms, 5:30 to 11 p.m., Guadian Angels Cafeteria, 1310 Westport Road, Kansas City. $6 dinner only, $14 individual, $25 couple. 816-931-4351
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