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Classes, events and fun around the Northland

March 31

St. Charles Parrish Fish Fry: Enjoy a fish fry during Lent, three choices with three sides, 4 to 8 p.m., Borromeo Hall, 900 NE Shady Lane Drive, Kansas City, $9, 816-436-0888 or sraab@stcharleskc.com.

April 1

Northland Ethnic Festival: See the world at this family event filled with music, dance, food, family history, genealogy and more, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Park Hill South High School, 4500 NW River Park Drive, Riverside, free.

Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus Concert: A choral group of men who serve God through singing, proceeds to benefit Back Pack Shepherd program, Winnetonka High School, 5815 NE 48th St., Kansas City.

Tejano & Oldies Dinner and Dance: Featuring Rick Fuentes formerly with Ruben Ramos and the Mexican Revolution, along with Las Estrellas and Bobby C, proceeds to benefit the 2017 Fiesta Hispana, 6 to 11 p.m., Guardian Angels 4232 Mercier, Kansas City, $15, $7 dinner only, 913-927-2466 or 816-225-6128.

Live Music: Jeff Lux Duo, wine and food is available, Riverwood Winery, Riverwood Winery, 526 Main St., Weston, www.riverwoodwinery.com.

April 2

Spaghetti Benefit & Raffle: Aidan has a life-threatening disease, help raise money so he can go to Cleveland Clinic for 10 weeks of intensive therapy later this year, 5 to 7 p.m., Parkville Athletic Complex, 6014 MO-9, Parkville, http://goo.gl/GHKQPJ.

Kansas City Men’s Chorus: A choral group of men who serve God through singing, proceeds to benefit Synergy Services and Avondale food pantry, 2 p.m., Avondale United Methodist Church, 3101 NE Winn Road, Kansas City.

April 4

The Clay Platte Area Retired School Employees Association Luncheon: Attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food donation for a local food pantry, 1:30 p.m., Golden Corral, 8800 Skyview Ave., Kansas City.

April 6

Excelsior Springs SAFE Community Luncheon: The Substance Abuse Free Environments coalition invites community members to join the group in planning programs and events to promote safe and healthy communities for youth; reservations are requested, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Early Childhood Education Center, 113 Line St., Excelsior Springs, free, 816-589-6697.

Kosmos Singles: A social group for adults 50-plus, join the mixer, meet new friends and have a great time, 5 to 6:30 p.m., BoJo’s, 5410 NE Antioch, Gladstone, www.kosmosingles.org.

Northland Art League Meeting: The featured artist and speaker will be Adam Clague, 7 p.m., Fairview Christian Church, 1800 N.E. 65th St., Gladstone, 816-558-5192.

April 8

Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast: Enjoy this pancakes extravaganza by Chris Cakes, proceeds to support local high school scholarships, 8 to 11 a.m., Discovery Middle School, 800 Midjay Drive, Liberty, $7, 816-479-5898.

April 12

Liberty Alliance for Youth Community Meeting Luncheon: Features a presentation by a representative from the city of Liberty on how LAFY and the city can partner to provide healthy lifestyle and wellness opportunities for the community; reservations requested, noon to 1:30 p.m., Clay County Public Health Center, 800 Haines Drive, Liberty, 816-679-5361 or kendra.callaway@gmail.com.

April 13-15

FBCNKC Thrive Presents Godspell: An array of music and dance, the parables of Jesus Christ come to life in this modern take on a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love, 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, North Kansas City, 2205 Iron St., North Kansas City, $6, 816-842-1175.

April 7

NARFE Chapter 2256 Monthly Meeting: Sara Stevenson of the Northland will speak on Strives to Spread Kindness, all current or retired federal employees and their spouses are invited to attend, 10 a.m., Wexford Place, 6500 N. Cosby, Kansas City, 816-454-3491.

April 9

Parkville Symphonic Band Performance: All are invited to enjoy the music for the young and old alike, proceeds to benefit Micah Ministry, 3 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, Park University, 8700 NW River Park Drive, Parkville, 816-741-7388.

April 21

The Oak Park High School Retiree’s and Friends: Come and join in at the meeting with friends and family, 5 p.m., Brass Rail, 4940 NE 81st St., Kansas City, 816-436-4861.

April 23

Taking Tea with Shakespeare: Great tea and delectable treats with a presentation by the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, space limited, reservations required, 2 p.m., Oak Room, Leawood Community Center, 4800 Town Center Drive, Leawood, $20, 913-663-9157.

Lisa Lopez, llopez@kcstar.com


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