25th Annual Thanksgiving 5K: Presented by Sprint; will also include a food and toy drive for Catholic Charities, 9 a.m., Sprint Campus, 6200 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, $12-$35. www.sportkc.org.
Connie Dover in Concert: Celtic recording artist will sing Christmas carols and songs of the prairie, 8 p.m., Parkville Presbyterian Church, 819 Main, Parkville. Free. www.parkvillepresby.org.
Jazz on the Square: Come and listen to some great music, food and drinks also available, 5:30 p.m., Corbin Theatre Co., 15 N. Water St., Liberty. Free. www.corbintheatre.org.
Clay/Platte Area Retired School Employees Meeting: A Christmas luncheon along with music presented by John Cook; reservations required, 11:30 a.m., the Kansas City North Community Center, 3930 N.E. Antioch Rd., Kansas City, $12. 816-532-4292.
Northland Coalition Community Luncheon Meeting: Join in on planning programs and events to promote safer abuse-free communities; reservations required, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Human Services Building, Maple Woods Campus, 3100 N.E. 83rd St., Kansas City. 816-877-0401 or www.northlandcoalition.com.
Christmas at the Old Northside Cafe: The gang will be back at their old coffee table in this presentation, 7:30 p.m., Corbin Theatre Co., 15 N. Water St., Liberty, $15. www.corbintheatre.org.
Breakfast with Santa: Enjoy a great breakfast and time with Santa, 8 to 11 a.m., American Legion, 11 Main St., Parkville. www.parkvillemo.org.
Brunch with Santa: Annual Christmas fundraiser for the young and young at heart, Santa helpers will be making Christmas decorations, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m., Earnest Shepherd Memorial Youth Center, 610 E. Shepherd Rd., Liberty, $10. 816-781-7733 or www.earnestshepherd.com.
| Lisa Lopez,
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