SevenDays Song-Writing Competition: The competition throughout Kansas City will reward young songwriters for penning composition with lyrics that inspire acceptance regardless of racial, religious or cultural differences, ages 14-21, see rules and details at www.givesevendays.org/competitions.
The Green Guitar Folk House: Presents Rupert Wates with bassist Trifon Dimitrov, 7 p.m., Green Guitar Folk House, 9400 Pflumm Road, Lenexa, $15 advance/$17 door, 913-304-4816 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Leawood Chamber of Commerce: Guest speaker Kathy Nelson, president & CEO of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation, registration deadline Feb. 12, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ritz Charles Overland Park, 9000 W. 137th St., Overland Park, members $31.50, non-members $45, 913-498-1514 ext. 0 or email@example.com.
Read to a Dog: A relaxed, friendly session allows kids to practice their reading skills with a certified and well-behaved therapy dog as an audience, 4 to 5 p.m., Leawood Pioneer Library, 4700 Town Center Drive, Leawood, 913-826-4600.
Overland Park Chamber of Commerce Member Orientation: Designed to help you maximize our membership, also a great opportunity to meet the chamber staff that are working for you, reservations requested, 4 to 5 p.m., Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, 9001 West 110th Street, members only, 913-766-7604 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legislative Breakfast Series: The Overland Park Chamber designed the program to enhance communication and the exchange of information between the business community and the Johnson County state legislators, 7:30 a.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Kansas City-Overland Park, 10100 College Blvd., Overland Park, 913-491-3600 or email@example.com.
Paris of The Plains: Kansas City in the 1920s dance with the Grand Marquis band, learn how to tango along with other popular dance steps, 7 to 11 p.m., Museum Town Hall, 11501 W. 57th St., Shawnee, $35 single, $40 couple, 913-248-2360.
Museum Exhibit Inspired Art Workshop: You will explore new techniques and improve existing skills, participants are guided through the process as they learn about the art and history of each theme, all skill levels welcome, 18 and older, registration is required, 3 p.m., Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, $15, 913-831-3359.
Indoor Triathlon: This is great for individuals who want to compete in triathlons during the spring/summer to practice the distances, participants must be at least 14 years old, Jewish Community Center, 5801 W. 115th St., Overland Park, $49 members, $64 others, 913-327-8023.
Shields Safehome Soccer Clinic: A clinic for kids 7 to 13 will offer training by professional coaches, drills, skills and small group scrimmaging, 9 a.m. to noon, 68’s Inside Sports, 11301 W. 88th St., Overland Park, www.safehome-ks.org.
College and Career Planning: Lean about college admissions, financial aid and how to save for college from CommunityAmerica Credit Union education and career planners, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Shawnee Library, 13811 Johnson Drive, call 913-826-4600 for more information.
Inmate Poetry Reading: The Thomas Zvi Wilson reading series, sponsored by the Johnson County Library and The Writers’ Place, will feature inmates from Lansing Prison, 6 p.m., Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park.
Overland Park Career Fair: Live hiring, bring your resumes, dress for success, 11 a.m., Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 8787 Reeder St., Overland Park.
Small Business Exchange: Seminars to help small businesses succeed, this session will discuss brand development challenge, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Central Baptist Theological Seminary, 6601 Monticello Road, Shawnee, https://business.shawneekschamber.com/events/register/3515.
Virtual Foundation Workshop: Sites across the state will tune in for a live foundation workshop led from Wichita by worksite wellness expert Dr. Elizabeth Ablah, each site will have local facilitator, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Johnson County Department of Health & Environment, 11875 S. Sunset, Ste. 300, Olathe, 913-477-8437.
State of the City Luncheon: Join Mayor Michelle Distler, Shawnee Chamber of Commerce, reservations required, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., B&B Live Theatre, 16301 Midland Drive, Shawnee, 913-631-6545.
Mayor’s State of the City Address: Overland Park Chamber membership luncheon presents Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach as he gives the annual State of the City address highlighting 2017 accomplishments, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, $35 members, $45 others, 913-491-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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