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Clay and Platte: Your calendar of community events

May 14

Lunch and Learn Seminars: Seniors exploring a future move into a retirement community; Brian Walton with Assisted Moving of Kansas City will provide tips on sorting and downsizing, preparing for the move, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wexford Place, 6500 N. Cosby Ave., Kansas City, 816-673-2806 or www.seniorstar.com.

Briarcliff Farmers Market: Local organic produce, baked goods, Antioch Urban Growers, Duncan’s Berry Farm and more, 3-6 p.m., 4175 Mulberry Drive, Kansas City, 816-746-0010.

May 16

Exotic Animals R Us: A variety of animals will be there, such as a baby kangaroo, a fox, monkey, turtles and more, 2-3 p.m., Claycomo Mid-Continent Library, 309 NE 69 Highway, Claycomo, 816-455-5030.

Superhero Training Academy: Summer reading program kick-off party, 10 a.m.-noon, Smithville Mid-Continent Library, 120 Richard St., Smithville, 816-532-0116.

May 17

8th Annual Woofstock: 1 mile walk or 5K fun featuring a family festival filled with pet related vendors, contests and more, all proceeds benefit the Northland Animal Welfare Society, 8 a.m., Zona Rosa, 8640 N. Dixson Ave., Kansas City, 816-587-8180.

May 21

Lunch and Learn Seminars: Seniors exploring a future move into a retirement community; Ruth Schnakenberg with NorthCare Hospice to address some of the emotional issues related to the move and will offer tips on how to make a successful transition, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wexford Place, 6500 N. Cosby Ave., Kansas City, 816-673-2806 or www.seniorstar.com.

Getting your Business listed: Learn what steps to take to get your business spotted on Google searches; also how to manage, modify and maximize your online listing to earn new customers, 7-8 p.m., Parkville Mid-Continent Library, 8815 Tom Watson Parkway, Parkville, 816-741-4721.

May 28

Summer Reading Spectacular: Super-summer reading carnival, play games, enjoy treats and win prizes, 10:30-11:30 a.m., North Oak Mid-Continent Library, 816-436-4385.

Bubbleology: 10th annual celebration of bubbles come out and fill the sky with hundreds of bubbles, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Parkville Mid-Continent Library, 8815 Tom Watson Parkway, Parkville, 816-741-4721.

May 29-31

Festa Italiana: Enjoy an assortment of Italian food favorites, a beer garden; vendors will line the streets along with an Italian car show, Friday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Zona Rosa, 8640 N. Dixson Ave., Kansas City. Free. 816-587-8180.

May 30

Teen Chalk Challenge: Design your hero at a sidewalk contest and vie for a chance to win a great prize, Antioch Mid-Continent Library, 6060 N. Chestnut Ave., Gladstone, 816-454-1306.

May 31

Northland & Community Choir Making Music Matter: Presents a spring concert from spirituals to gospel, a benefit for the Banneker School Foundation, 3 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, Park University, 8700 N.W. River Park Drive, Parkville, $10.

June 1

Garage Sale Season: If you’re having a sale and would like to donate the leftovers to help out for the strays of FOPAS. the organization would appreciate your donations. Items not accepted are clothing, large appliances, exercise equipment, TVs; proceeds will go toward a garage sale, rebecca.weaver362@gmail.com.

June 27

Briarcliff Music Festival: All day music, food, vendors, local artists featuring The Elders, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Village, 4151 N. Mulberry Drive, Kansas City.

| Lisa Lopez, llopez@kcstar.com

Getting listed

You can enter events directly into The Star’s online calendar at Events.KansasCity.com. Sign in or create a free account, then click “Add Event.” If your event’s location does not appear in the “Where” listing, scroll to the bottom and click “Suggest a new venue.” In the “Description” field, describe the event and be sure to include a phone number people can call. In the “Tags” field, select “816 North” for Northland events. Click the green “Add event” button when you’re finished.

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