Teens at the Library: Visit the library at a time just for teens while making crafts, watching movies, playing games and more, 3 to 4 p.m., North Independence Mid-Continent Library, 317 W. 24 Hwy., Independence. 816-252-0950.
SACS Meeting: If you are single adult and would like to be involved with a group that is doing something good for the community, to assist local agencies and charities that rely on volunteers, 7 to 8:15 p.m., St. Joseph Medical Center, Commuity Center, Building D, 1000 Carondelet Dr., Kansas City. Free. SACSPresident@gmail. com.
Winter Gala Fund-Raising dinner: A carnival and Mardi Gras theme; proceeds will benefit Rotary International’s ongoing support for the eradication of polio worldwide, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Holiday Inn Coco Beach Resort, Kansas City, $150. 816-836-8189 or www.rotary- independence-mo.org.
Potluck Productions Presents: The changing phases of life and love are the focus of next first Friday play reading, 8 p.m., Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway, Kansas City, $5, 816-960-4611.
Cancer Benefit for Ana Aquino: Come out and show your support at this taco dinner, 2 taco, 1 flauta and rice, raffles and silent auction, noon to 6 p.m., Moose Lodge, 6621 Turner Dr., Kansas City. $5.
Kansas City Jazz Vespers: Continues with “Diverse Jazz,” an instrumental jazz ensemble featuring Hermon Mehari, 6 to 8 p.m., First Baptist Church of Kansas City, Wornall and Red Bridge Road. Free will offering. 816-942-1866 or www.kcjazzvespers.com.
Chocolate Reception: Awesome Ambitions reach for the stars plan for the future fundraiser event, various chocolates and wines, 5 to 7 p.m., The Kansas City Star’s Press Pavilion, 1601 McGee Ave., Kansas City, $20. 816-808-7365 or awesomeambitionskc.com.
Johnny Val-entine Benefit Dance: The family is hosting a fundraiser to increase the tips hotline reward fund in the unsolved murder of John Valdivia, 6 to 11 p.m., Guardian Angels, 4232 Mercier, Kansas City, $10. 816-753-3874.
The Great Backyard Bird Count: Engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are; all levels of birding expertise are welcome; bring binoculars and birding field guides, Feb. 14, 9:30 a.m., Feb. 15, 2 p.m., Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Rd., Kansas City. 816-942-3581.
Virtual Career Fair: Veterans of Foreign Wars and Cerner Corp. have joined to provide help for career-seeking veterans, service members and military spouses, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.cernervfwvirtual.
WCA Brown Bag Concert Series: Presents Jenifer White , Bob Bowman and Roger Wilder; the trio will perform “Torch Songs,” a selection of songs appropriate of the month’s Valentine’s Day mood, 12: 10 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Rd., Kansas City. Free.
Spay-Ghetti: Dinner, carnival party, silent and live auction, dancing and more, proceeds to benefit Spay & Neuter Kansas City, 5:30 to 11 p.m., Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, $75. snkc.net/spayghetti.
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