816 North

Clay and Platte: Your calendar of community events

Dec. 17

Northland Grandfamilies Support Group: The program provides education advocacy and referrals to various social service agencies for grandparents and their relatives raising children, 10 a.m., North Cross United Methodist Church, 1321 N.E. Vivion Rd., Kansas City. 816-407-3490.

NAMI Family Support Meeting: Designed for family members and significant others of persons with severe and persistent mental illness, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tri-County, 3100 N.E. 83rd St., Kansas City. 816) 468-0400, or www.tri-countymhs.org . Dec. 22

Gladstone Parks & Recreation Holiday Hoops Basketball Camp: Boys and girls grades 1 -8, includes T-shirt, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes, Kansas City, $40. 816-423-4087 or www.gladstone.mo.us.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly: Non-profit group offers education and weight-loss support, 9 to 10 a.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 5409 N.W. 72nd St., Kansas City, North. Free. 816-741-8708.

Dec. 20-21

Gift Wrapping: Love shopping but hate to wrap? Let our Santa’s elves work their magic; proceeds to benefit The Northland Animal Welfare Society, noon to 4 p.m., The Grove at Zona Rosa, 8640 N. Dixson Ave., Kansas City. Free but donations requested.

Dec. 22

Happy Kwanzaa Performance: Brother John leads the performance into the origin, the music and the rich significance of this celebration, 3 to 4 p.m., North Oak Mid-Continent Library, 8700 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City. 816-436-4385.

Dec. 20

Jim Wallen Presents A Visit with Santa Claus: Listen as he tells an exciting holiday story; make a simple craft to take home, 10 to 11 a.m., Platte City Library, 2702 N.W. Prairie View Rd., Platte City. 816-858-2322.

Gingerbread House Placemat: Create your own gingerbread house placemat using fun foam stickers, ages 3 and up, 10 to 11 a.m., Kearney Mid-Continent Library, 100 S. Platte-Clay Way, Kearney. 816-628-5055.

Dec. 24

Take Off Pounds Sensibly: Non-profit group offers education and weight-loss support, 9 to 10 a.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 5409 N.W. 72nd St., Kansas City, North. Free. 816-741-8708.

Dec. 25

37th Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Day Dinner: All seniors over 60 who do not have family are invited to join in, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Open Door Bible Baptist Church, 4300 N.E. Parvin Rd., Kansas City. 816-352-5226.

Dec. 31

Take Off Pounds Sensibly: Non-profit group offers education and weight-loss support, 9 to 10 a.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 5409 N.W. 72nd St., Kansas City, North. Free. 816-741-8708.

Jan. 29

Downloading eBooks for Kindle: Learn how to use OverDrive to download eBooks, including hardware and software demonstration, 7 to 8 p.m., Parkville Mid Continental Library, 8815 Tom Watson Pkwy. Parkville. 816-741-4721.

| 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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