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April 9 Get Out Ahead:

Making the right choices early to defend your life and prevent poor health. Walk a one-mile course. Part of National Public Health Week. 9 a.m., Health Department, 515 S. Liberty, Independence. 816-325-7000

April 10 World War II Living History Series:

Marie Castro will speak on “Without a Penny in My Pocket,” her bittersweet memories, 7 p.m., Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes, Kansas City. 816-942-3581

Eat Well:

Choosing healthy options. Attend food demonstrations. 2-4 p.m., 7-Eleven, 201 E. U.S. 24, Independence. 816-325-7000

April 11 St. Ann’s Lenten Fish Dinners:

The menu includes boiled and fried shrimp, whole catfish, catfish filet, baked tilapia, sides and desserts. 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Cedar and Lexington, Independence. $9-$10.50. 816-252-1160

April 12 Annual Spring Show:

“Music of the Islands” will feature several Samoan singers and dancers. Proceeds to benefit the Kansas City Ronald McDonald House. 7:30 p.m., Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, 5725 N.E. Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit. $6-$10.

April 13
Westport Center for the Arts Presents:

“Zora Neale Hurston Alive!” a look at the Harlem Renaissance author. Carmaletta M. Williams assumes the role of Hurston and recounts the author’s life and work. 2 p.m., Kansas City Public Library’s Lucile Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect, Kansas City. Free. 816-701-3482

April 14 Independence Garden Club:

Guest speaker will be Jim Hedgecock of Comanche Acres Iris Gardens in Gower, Mo. 6:30 p.m., Sermon Center, Truman and Noland, Independence. 816-373-1169, 816-812-3067 or

www.independencegardenclub.com

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April 17 Meet Local Artist:

Bill Manginelli will display his photographs. 5:30-7 p.m., Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 S.E. Green.

April 19 Autism Awareness 5K Fun Run:

Proceeds to benefit the Autism Awareness Association. 10:30 a.m., Southwick Stadium, 813 W. North, Belton.

www.beltonschools.org April 20 Spring Frolic and Egg Hunt:

Annual festival for children, with pony rides, crafts, photographs with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt. 12:30 p.m., Hyde Park, 36th and Gillham, Kansas City. 816-753-6719

Easter Celebration:

Lively and spiritually uplifting Easter worship service, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Pilgrim Chapel, 3801 Gillham Road, Kansas City. 816-753-6719

April 22 KC Move to Amend:

David Cobb will speak on challenging corporate power and creating democracy, 7 p.m., UMKC’s Pierson Auditorium, 5100 Rockhill, Kansas City. KCMovetoAmend.org

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