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Boaters light braziers floating in Brush Creek during WaterFire KC in 2016. This year’s event will be held Oct. 6.
Boaters light braziers floating in Brush Creek during WaterFire KC in 2016. This year’s event will be held Oct. 6. File photo

Sept. 29

The Library Lets Loose: Fundraiser to feature fine food and drink pairings, local music and artists, cocktail attire, 6 to 10 p.m., Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, $60, $75, 913-826-4740.

Overland Park Fall Festival: Hometown parade, craft fair, concerts and children’s performances, face painting, food trucks, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Santa Fe Commons Park, 8045 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park. www.opkansas.org/fallfestival.

Sept. 30

The Johnson County NAACP 55th Annual Freedom Fund Kick Off Reception: This year’s theme is working together to broaden our community through education, keynote speaker Christine Bischoff, senior attorney Poverty Law Center, 6 p.m., DoubleTree, 10100 College Blvd., Overland Park, $75.

Oct. 3

2018 Annual Fall Seminar: Understanding Japanese beetles in the home and garden landscape, presented by Douglas A Spiker, a botanist pathologist, 6 p.m., Prairie Village Community Center, 7720 Mission Road.

Oct. 5

Trivia Night: Secure your team of eight players to take on various categories of trivia and a chance to win prizes, BYOB, snacks will be provided, 7 to 10 p.m., Shawnee Town 1929, 11600 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, $300 team, 913-631-6545.

Oct. 6

Movie Night at the Barn: Bring your lawn chairs and sleeping bags to watch movies on the big screen, featuring “Steamboat Willie” and “City Lights,” refreshments will be sold at 1920s prices, 8 to 9:30 p.m., Shawnee Town 1929, 11501 W. 57th St., Shawnee, 913-248-2360.

Japan Festival: A mix of Japanese popular culture including both contemporary and traditional music performances, martial arts demonstrations, tea ceremonies, Samarai workshops, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Johnson County Community College, Carlsen Center, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, www.kcjapanfestival.org.

WaterFire KC 2018: Brush Creek will serve a stage for a visual arts representation accompanied by music and dance, live music, 7 to 11 p.m., Brush Creek, Country Club Plaza.

Get Out the Vote: Learn how we can get more Johnson County residents to the polls, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Atonement Lutheran Church, 9948 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, http://ww.lwvjoco.org/.

Oct. 6-7

Applefest: Hometown parade, demonstrations of the arts of candle- and soap-making, wood-turning and carving, leather tanning, basket weaving, along with other arts and crafts, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7, Downtown Weston, Main St., 816-640-2909.

Oct. 10

Navigating the Medicare Maze: Guest speakers Robert Cole Hammond II, CEO of Hammond Health Services, John Vivian, Americorps volunteer and claims counselor, light dinner provided, reservations are requested, 5 to 6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Medical Center, 1000 Corondelet, Alex George Auditorium, Kansas City, 816-943-5755.

Oct. 13

Goldenberg Duo Concert Series: Featuring a violinist with the Kansas City Symphony along with a distinguished professor of piano, 2 p.m., Olathe Public Library, 13511 S. Mur-Len #129, Olathe, 913-971-6889 or htpp://www.olathelibrary.org/.

Linger Over Breakfast: Join Nancy Corcoran as she discusses faith in action, 9 to 11 a.m., Avila University, Whitfield Center, 11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, $15, 816-501-2944 or www.csjsl.org.

League of Women Voters Johnson County Event: Commissioner Jason Osterhaus and Janee Hanzlick will speak, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park.

Oct. 14

League of Women Voters Johnson County Event: Commissioner Michael Ashcraft and LeEtta Felter will speak, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Olathe Public Library, 201 E. Park, Olathe.

Oct. 15

Wine and Chocolate with the Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet: Celebrate Founders Day with an evening of specialty wines, gourmet chocolate, hors doeuvres and live music along with tours, 6 to 8 p.m., Avila University, Whitfield Center, 11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, $35, 816-501-2944 or csjkc@csjs.org.

Oct. 17

Senior Sock Hop: Throw on your poodle skirt, roll up those bobby socks and get ready to dance, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Medical Center, 1000 Carondelet Drive, Kansas City Community Center Building D, Kansas City.

Oct. 20

League of Women Voters Johnson County Event: Commissioner Ron Shaffer and Becky Fast will speak and then respond to audience questions, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park.

Oct. 27

Fall Craft Fair: Begin your holiday shopping for handmade jewelry, stocking stuffers, knitted blankets, household items, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gardens at Creeekside, 16110 w. 133rd. St., Olathe, free.

Lisa Lopez, llopez@kcstar.com

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