Community calendar

July 17 TWA Museum Special Exhibit:

Remembering TWA Flight 800, in honor of crew and passengers killed in the 1996 explosion. Exhibit continues through July 28, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., TWA Museum, 10 Richards Road, Kansas City. Free on Wednesday, but $3-$5 after Wednesday. 816-234-1011 or twamuseumat10richardsroad.org

Washington Series:

A conversation between Time magazines David Von Drehle and Politico’s Mike Allen. The two will discus politics, partisanship and more, 6:30 p.m., Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City. Free. 816-701-3407

July 17 19 Museum Kids Summer Drop Ins:

Music, stories, arts and crafts, also, “Inventions. Who Made That,” noon- 3 p.m., Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City. 816-483-8300 or kansascitymuseum.org

July 18 150th Anniversary of the Civil War:

Historian Terry Beckenbaugh examines the role of African-American troops and their contribution to the Union cause, 6:30 p.m., Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City. Free. kclibrary.org or 816-701-3407

July 19 Music Theatre for Young People Presents the 11th Annual Alumni Show:

Featuring “Next to Normal,” 8 p.m., Union Station City Stage, 30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City. $12-$20. 816-235-6222

July 20
2nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser:

Proceeds to benefit the Summit Christian Academy Eagles Football Team, 1 p.m., Shamrock Hills Golf Course, Lee’s Summit. $65. 816-337-6613 or dvann@sca-kc.org

Prairie Dulcimer Club:

Join us for lessons on the hammered and mt. dulcimers, meeting, potluck lunch, 9 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Pleasant, Independence. Free. 816-863-4044

Linwood Community Day:

Get active with games, socialize and enjoy refreshments. Everyone is welcomed, 10 a.m., Linwood Family YMCA, 3800 E. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City. Free

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 July 26 Self Harm and Self Mutilation Assessment and Treatment Strategies:

Discussion on addictive style, forms of self harm, intervention, for social workers and mental health professionals, 9 a.m. - noon, First Church of the Nazarene, 11811 State Line Road, Kansas City. Registration deadline is July 19. $30. 913-281-2013, ext. 112 or sdavis@mhah.org.

July 28 Community of Reason Program:

Features Sister Berta Sailer, co-founder of Operation Breakthrough, who will discuss, “Poverty The Fallout of Women and Children,” 1 p.m., Room 301, Haag Hall, northwest corner 52nd Street and Rockhill Road, Kansas City. Free

July 31 Charity Bingo Night:

A fabulous night of Bingo with proceeds directly supporting Executive Women International of Kansas City to fund local scholarships for Kansas City high school students and adults in scholastic transitions. Come early to eat dinner, 8 p.m., Hamburger Mary’s, 101 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City. $10 for 10 games. 816-842-1919

Aug. 3 Sustainability Saturday:

An event devoted to education about actions and products that promote recycling and wise use of natural resources, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City. 816-759-7300