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Clay and Platte: Your calendar of community events

Oct. 14

Liberty Alliance For Youth Community Meeting Luncheon: Join in planning programs and events to promote a safer, substance-abuse-free community, reservations requested, noon to 1:30 p.m., Clay County Public Health Center, 800 Haines Drive, Liberty, free, 816-679-5361 or kendra.callaway@gmail.com. Contact Chris at 816-301-4483 with questions.

Bram Wijnands Jazz: Swing music, 7:30 p.m., Corbin Theatre, 15 N. Water St., Liberty, www.corbintheatre.org.

Oct. 16

2015 Grandfamilies Conference: Information and resources to support caregivers’ responsibilities in the parenting role, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1600 North 291 Highway, Liberty, free, 877-926-8300 or http://aarp.cvent.com/

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Oct. 17

Platte County Historical Society Flower Root and Bake Sale: This event will also include a book sale, heirloom peony and tiger roots along with many others, 9 a.m. to noon, Ben Ferrel Platte County Museum, 3rd and Ferrel streets, Platte City, 816-805-1112.

Oct. 20

50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965: A special screening of a powerful documentary “Selma the Bridge to Ballot,” a true story of the forgotten heroes, 6:30 p.m., North Kansas City Public Library, 2215 Howell St., North Kansas City.

Oct. 21

COPTALK Program: Neighborhood watch training for any area leaders, 6 p.m., Gladstone Community Center, 70th and N. Holmes, Gladstone, 816-43-3440.

Oct. 22

Family Fun Night at Red Barn Farm: A great family fun night filled with a bonfire, hayrides, pumpkins, prizes, talk with pediatricians and listen to music, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Red Barn Farm, 16300 Wilkerson Road, Weston, $10, kids 12 and under free.

Oct. 23

Taco Dinner: Come down and enjoy great food, four tacos and rice, proceeds to benefit the United Way, 816-421-1015.

Oct. 24

Friday Fright Night: This safe Halloween event is fun for all ages with festivities featuring ghost stories and trick-or-treating, 5 p.m., Oak Grove Park, 76th Street, and North Troost, Gladstone, free, 816-436-4523.

Oct. 31

Halloween Craft Day: Trick or treating, crafts, games, candy and fun, 3 to 5 p.m., Atkins Johnson Farm and museum, 6607 North Antioch Road, Gladstone, 816-453-3276.

Northland Halloween Spooktacular: Safe Trick or Treat for Northland children, local KCPD officers will pass out candy, a Haunted House, kid-friendly games and giveaways; for children ages 4 to 12, 5 to 9 p.m., Zona Rosa, The Grove, 8640 N. Dixson Ave., free.

| Lisa Lopez, llopez@kcstar.com

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