Holiday happenings popping up in JoCo, KC

The Plaza lights will glow again when the switch is thrown on Thanksgiving Day. The Elders will perform.
The Plaza lights will glow again when the switch is thrown on Thanksgiving Day. The Elders will perform. File Photo

Nov. 10-11

Peace and Remembrance Illumination: Each evening the Memorial will be illuminated with a light display featuring more than 5,000 poppies as part of a massive light installation, 6 p.m., National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, 816-888-8122.

Nov. 10

Lake Quivira Holiday Bazaar: Start your holiday shopping by visiting the festively decorated 1930s clubhouse, local artists and designers display jewelry, toys and more, 1 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10, Lake Quivira, 100 Crescent Blvd., 913-481-6269 or

16th Annual Gift Gallery of Kansas City: A shopping event bringing together more than 40 vendors selling unique and upscale items, all proceeds to benefit local nonprofit children’s charities and scholarships, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10, 9401 Mission Road, Leawood,

Nov. 12

Veterans Day: Guest speaker and author of “One Young Soldier” Gary DeRigne will speak he is the retired president of Kansas City’s Yarco Property Management Company and past president of the Harvester’s Community Food Network Board of Directors. 8:30 to 10 a.m., St. Joseph Medical Center, Community Center for Health and Education Building D, 1000 Carondelet Drive, Kansas City, 816-398-1929 or

Nov. 13

Leawood Chamber of Commerce Luncheon: Guest speaker Bob Kendrick will talk about the Negro League and preserving its history, includes events, limited seating, reservation requested by Nov. 12, 11:30 to 12:50 p.m., Gaslight Grill, 5020 W. 137th St. Leawood, $31.50 members, $45 others, 913-498-1514. ext. 2 or

Nov. 16

Senior Expo: Health screening including blood pressure checks, balance testing, peripheral arterial disease screening, along with speakers talking about memory screening, dementia, home health and in-home care. Prizes, refreshments and more, 9 a.m. to noon, Jewish Community Center, social hall, 5801 W. 115th St. Overland Park, free, 816-444-2060 or

Good Morning Overland Park: Learn about developments happening around Overland Park at this breakfast. 7:30 to 9 a.m., Marriott Kansas City Overland Park, 10800 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, $30 Chamber members, $40 others, 913-491-3600 or

Nov. 17

Tellebration: Participants can hear stories, see live animals, the stories will combine the themes of environmental awareness and ancient myths, for all ages, 10:30 a.m., Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe, $3, 913-826-2800 or

Holidays Come Alive at Union Station: A lighting ceremony, a Quixotic performance, decorations, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City.

Fifth Latin American Night: A great experience of music and dances from Latin American culture, 5 to 8 p.m., Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, $15, 913-645-3575.

Nov. 19-20

Gymnastics Clinic: A Thanksgiving themed event for levels 2 or 3, also the turkey tumble for the advanced gymnast ages 6 to 12, 4 p.m., Mill Creek Activity Center, 6518 Visita Drive, Shawnee, $20, 913-831-3359 or

Nov. 19-21

Next Kids’ Day Out Program: Participants ages 5 to 12 can choose from a variety of activities including exploring history through crafts and projects, visiting the museums, playing games. KidScape, bring a lunch, 7:30 a.m to 6 p.m., Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, $30, 913-715-2570 or 913-831-3359,

Nov. 22

The 89th Annual Plaza Lighting Ceremony: The Elders will perform, 6 to 9 p.m., Country Club Plaza, 47th and Broadway, Kansas City.

Nov. 22 - Jan. 7

Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane: Watch, listen and enjoy a 38 minute holiday light show from the comfort and warmth of your car, tune in to 90.5 FM to hear the music, or you can park and come and go as you please, 5 to 11 p.m., Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, 13800 Switzer Road, Overland Park, free.

Dec. 1

Winnetonka Craft Fair: Winter wonderland visit with Santa, 100 vendors filled with great gift ideas for all, pancake breakfast sponsored by the Boy Scouts, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Winnetonka High School, 5815 NE 48th St., Kansas City, 816-321-4640.

Breakfast with St. Nick: Children can visit and take one picture with Santa, includes breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m., $10 children include picture, $6 adults, Strawberry Hill Museum & Cultural Center, 720 N. Fourth St. Kansas City, Kan, 913-371-3264.

Dec. 2

Abdallah Christmas Carnival & Shay Fantasy Show: Includes Santa, the Blue racers, clowns and escorts, carnival, 1 to 3 p.m., Abdallah Shriners, 5300 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park.

Dec. 5

2018 Overland Park Annual Meeting and Luncheon: Keynote speaker business leader and author Tommy Spaulding, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, $65 members, $80 others, RSVP by Nov. 28, 913-491-3600 or

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