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Community calendar

June 5 Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS):

Non-profit group offers education and weight-loss support. Visit for free; no registration required. 9 to 10 a.m. weekly at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 5409 N.W. 72nd St., Kansas City, North. 816-741-8708

June 6 Break Time Club:

Enriching and enjoyable environment for older adults with some physical or mental limitations, 10 a.m., Liberty Christian Church, 427 E. Kansas St., Liberty, 816-452-4536

June 8 Annual Bow Wow Meow Luau Auction:

Friends of Parkville animal shelter will host fundraiser with food and fun, 6 to 9 p.m., Parkville Athletic Complex, 6014 N. State Route 9, Parkville, 816-587-0918 or

Run Sophie's 5 K:

Benefits special needs students in the Park Hill Schools who can work at achieving life goals through technology, 8 a.m. Community Center Lake Waukomis, Community Center, 1147 North Shore Drive, Kansas City, www.runsophies5k.com.

June 10-14 Camp Half Blood

: 4th-6th graders, camp is loosely based on the Percy Jackson book series, “The Lightning Thief,” space limited, 9 .m. - 1 p.m., Earnest Shepherd Memorial Youth Center, 610 E. Shepherd Road, Liberty, $125, 816-781-7733.

June 22 Celiac Sprue and Gluten Sensitive Support Group:

We are here to share information and as a resource for those who need to adhere to a Gluten Free diet, 10 a.m., Metropolitan Community College -Maple Woods, 2601 NE Barry Road, Kansas City, free