Community calendar

June 26 Southtown Waldo Brookside Monthly Networking Event:

8-9 a.m., One More Cup, 7408 Wornall Rd., Kansas City. 816-523-5553 or dorna@southtown.org

June 26-29 St Ann’s Rummage Sale:

A little bit of everything including household items, refrigerator, furniture, books, clothing and more, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. - noon Sunday, St. Ann’s Parish, 10109 E. Lexington, Independence, 816-252-1160

June 27 White Elephant Bingo:

Bring a wrapped white elephant gift to use as a prize, 12:15 p.m., The Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St., Independence. 816-325-6200

New Neighbors League Meet Greet:

If you’re looking for new friends and activities, whether you’re new to the area or have more free time, join the meeting. The organization offers day trips, card games, book club and more, 10 a.m., Panera’s, 6800 W. 135th St., Overland Park. 913-232-7156 or kcnnl.org

June 28-29 4-H 83rd Annual County Fair:

Support the youth of Jackson County; carnival style booths, games, entertainment for the entire family, 9 a.m., Grain Valley Community Center, 713 Main St. 816-252-5051

June 28
Hyde Park Children’s Festival:

Concert by Bent at 7:30 p.m., followed by “Oz the Great and Powerful” movie at 8:30 p.m., Hyde Park, 36th Gillham, Kansas City. Free. 816-531-8116

June 29 Tour de Lakes 12th Annual Tom Logan Memorial Bike Ride:

Proceeds will benefit the New Longview Foundation, whose mission is to enhance healthy living by supporting events that challenge and invigorate the mind and body, 7 a.m., Longview Recreation Center, View High Drive and Third Street, Lee’s Summit. $20-$25,


or 816-969-1500

2nd Annual Independence Day Warm-Up Parade:

Participants are welcome to celebrate the red, white and blue,10 a.m., Pener Plaza, from 63rd and Woodland to Rockhill, south on Rockhill to Meyer, www.southtown.org or 816-523-5553

2nd Annual 2 Wheels 4 Paws:

Proceeds to benefit HELP Humane Shelter in Belton, 11 a.m., Rawhide Harley Davidson, 725 N. Rawhide Road, Olathe. $25. www.helphumane.org

June 30 What the Frack is Going On?

Discussion on hydraulic fracturing using water, proprietary chemicals and high pressure to drill gas and oil wells horizontally, 1 p.m., Community of Reason, Haag Hall, Room 301, 52nd and Rockhill. Free

Niles Home for Children Hosts Gospel Extravaganza Fundraiser:

Live gospel music entertainment, silent auction and light refreshments, 2:30-5:30 p.m., St. James United Methodist Church, 5540 Wayne, Kansas City. Free, but donations are requested, 816-241-3448, ext. 228, or cwhitney@nileshomekc.org

July 3 Legacy Blast Extravaganza:

A fireworks display along with food vendors, local entertainers, inflatables and more family fun, 6-9 p.m., Legacy Park Drive, between Colbern and Langsford roads, east of Missouri 291, west of Missouri 7. 816-969-1500 or 816-969-1516 ext. 7.

July 4 Jackson County Fourth of July Celebration:

Skydiving demonstration, carnival games, water balloon contest, music by by Blackjack Billy and a fireworks finale. Gates open at 6 p.m., Longview Lake, 11101 Raytown Road, Kansas City. Free. www.jacksongov.org

July 5 Making Movies Benefit Concert for El Grupo Atotonilco:

Music, dancing, food raffles and more, 8 p.m. - midnight, Guadalupe Center Courtyard, 1015 Avenida Cesar Chavez. $20. Maria Chaurand at 816-471-1675 or 816-665-3154.

July 10 12 Museum Kids Summer Drop Ins:

Music stories and arts crafts, also, “Follow the Map How Do You Know Where You’re Going?”, noon- 3 p.m., 816-483-8300 or kansascitymuseum.org.

July 17 19 Museum Kids Summer Drop Ins:

Music, stories, arts and crafts, also, “Inventions Who Made That”, noon- 3 p.m., 816-483-8300 or kansascitymuseum.org

July 21 21st Annual TriKC Junior Triathlon:

Based on ages 6-10, 11-14, 15-17, biking, swimming and running, also 6 and under for Tri for tots, 7:30 a.m., Longview Recreation Center, 3801 S.W. Longview Road, Lee’s Summit. $39-$45. 816-969-1500 or www.usatriathlon.org.