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Clay and Platte: Your calendar of community events

Oct. 22

NAMI Family Support Group: Monthly meetings for family members and significant others of people with severe and persistent mental illness. 6-7:30 p.m., Tri-County Mental Health Services, 3100 N.E. 83rd, Kansas City. 816-468-0400 or www.tri-countymhs.org

Oct. 24

BMO Harris Bank Trunk or Treat Event: A community event for all kids: Children walk by vehicles in parking lots and gather treats. Fire and police departments will promote safety. 4-6 p.m., BMO Harris Bank, 7225 Renner, Shawnee. 913-962-1400

Annual Trunk ’n’ Treat: Celebrating all heroes. Games, treats, music and prizes. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Platte County Community Center North YMCA, 3101 Running Horse Road. 816-858-0114

Oct. 24-25

Kearney Haunted Hay Ride: One-mile journey through haunted woods and fields,. Proceeds to benefit local charities. 7 p.m.-midnight, Mack Porter Park, Kearney. $5 kids, $10 adults. www.hauntedtrailride.com

Oct. 25

Trick or Treat Downtown Parkville: All invited for trick or treating at participating shops and businesses. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 816-505-2227.

Halloween Party: Royals watch party along with food, music, raffles and a costume contest, featuring Las Estrellas and Bobby C. Meal included. Proceeds to benefit the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Heritage Committee. Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 1310 Westport Road, Kansas City. $15 individuals, $25 couples. 913-927-2466

Oct. 26

AAUW Meeting: Discussion will include November ballot issues, 2:30 p.m., North Kansas City Public Library, 816-454-2274 or patlacalamito@kc.rr.com.

100th Anniversary Celebration for Avondale United Methodist Church: Will march down the hill from the old white stucco church to our current location, along with a workshop and lunch, 10:15 a.m., Avondale United Methodist Church, 3101 N.E. Winn Road, Kansas City. 816-452-3518.

Oct. 27

Northland Grandfamilies Meeting: The topic will be “Time for Sharing,” 6 p.m., Platte Woods United Methodist Church, 7310 N.W. Prairie View, Kansas City. 816-407-3490

Oct. 28

Breast Self-Examine: What you should do if you find a lump. 6-7 p.m., North Kansas City Hospital Pavilion, 2790 Clay Edwards Drive. 816-691-1690 or nkch.org

Oct. 29

Trunk or Treat: A family-friendly evening. 6:30-8 p.m., Linden Baptist Church, 611 N.E. 69th, Kansas City. Free.

Oct. 30

Annual Fright Night: The event is open to the public and children of all ages are encouraged to dress in costume, booths will be set up face painting, games and more, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Park University, 8700 N.W. River Park Drive. Free. 816-584-6472 or ngedei@park.edu.

Oct. 31

Trunk or Treat: Everyone is invited. 6-8:30 p.m., Hillside Christian Church, 900 N.E. Vivion, Kansas City. Free.

Nov. 2

Annual Biscuit and Gravy Brunch: Free-will donations are appreciated. Proceeds will be used for class mission projects., 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Avondale United Methodist Church, 3101 N.E. Winn, Kansas City.

8th Annual Bunco Mania Fundraiser for Youth with Vision: Players are invited to enjoy an evening of fun and prizes to benefit Youth With Vision, a group of Northland teens working to create drug free communities for future generations, 6:15 to 9 p.m., Gladstone Community Center,

6901 N. Holmes St., Kansas City, $20. 816-877-0496 or www.youthwithvisionkc.org.

| 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.