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Clay and Platte: Your calendar of community events

Feb. 17

Northland Coalition Community Luncheon: Jessica Hembree of the Healthcare Foundation will speak on advocacy, and members of Oak Park High School Teaching and Reaching Youth will report on the success of their prevention programs, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Maple Woods Campus, human services building, 2601 NE Barry Road, Kansas City. 816-877-0401 or karaw@tri-countymhs.org.

Test Your Ticker Heaet Health Fair: Wellness party, receive a full lipid profile along with a check of height, weight, body mass and more, 7:30 to 11 a.m., Gladstone Community Cneter, 6901 N. Holmes St., Gladstone. 816-691-1690 or clubwkc.com

Feb. 18

Power of Parenting Workshop: Discussion will be on how frantic families learn to calm the pace, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Northview Elementary School, 9201 N. Indiana Ave., Kansas City, $5. 816-877-0498 or www.northlandcoaltion.com.

Feb. 19

Greater Kansas City Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Meeting: Program “Hair turned into Art” features everything from jewelry to family history books, wall hangings to hair from celebrities, 11 a.m., Lelia’s Hair Museum, 1333 S. Noland Road, Independence.

How to Be Heart Healthy With Diabetes: Controlling your diabetes and reducing your risk for heart disease means making healthy lifestyle choices about diet and exercise, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Kansas City YMCA, 1999 Iron St., North Kansas City, $5. 816-691-1690 or nkch.org.

Feb. 20

16th Annual Spring Bird Expo: Beak N Wings will host the fair to provide the opportunity for the community of parrot owners and rescuers to talk to experts about bird care, along with vendors, educational information, baby parrots and more, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., KCI Expo Center, 11730 N. Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, $5-$7. www.beaknwings.org.

Feb. 22

The First Federated Repblican Women’s Club of Clay County Meeting: Guest speaker will be Anita Gorman, who will talk about the Kansas City earnings tax, 7 p.m., North Cross United Methodist Church, 1321, Kansas City. 816-792-2943.

Feb. 24

Orchestra Forming: To perform for Easter; everyone who plays an instrument is invited to come and rehearse, also March 20, noon, Avondale United Methodist Church, 3101 NE Winn Road, Kansas City. 816-452-3518.

Heart Saver CPR: For first responders, also anyone who needs a course completion card, course covers adult and child CPR and AED training, 5:30 to 9 p.m., North Kansas City Hospital, first floor pavilion, 2790 Clay Edwards Drive, Kansas City North. 816-691-1690 or nkch.org.

Feb. 25

Early Childhood Round Up: North Kansas City district preschoolers who will be 4 on or before July 31 are invited to attend an evening of fun and games; children will be screened and signed up, 5 to 7 p.m., Gracemore Elementary, 5125 N. Sycamore Ave., Kansas City. 816-321-4908 or gracemorepreschoolroundup.eventbrite.com.

Feb. 29

Guided Relaxation: Take time for relaxation, friendship and support, learn to use mind-body techniques such as guided visualization and meditation to control anxiety, reduce stress and relax, 5:30 to 7 p.m., North Kansas City Hospital, Medical Plaza North, 2750 Clay Edwards Drive, Suite 210, North Kansas City. 816-691-1690 or nkch.org.

March 4

North Star Community Band 28th Annual Winter Concert: “Cold Weather, Warm Hearts” concert will feature the music of Gustav Holst, Alfred Reed, Michael Brand, Leroy Anderson and others, 7:30 p.m., Oak Park High School, 825 NE 79th Terrace, Kansas City, free.

Prevention Workshop: Now is the Time will be the topic; keynote speaker Officer Jermaine Galloway and workshops on drug and safety issues facing the area, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1600 N. Missouri 291, Liberty. 816-877-0401.

March 5

Symphony Concert: Presenting The Northland Symphony Orchestra performance; all are welcome to enjoy the evening, 7:30 p.m., Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church, 7600 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, free. northlandsymphony.org.

Lisa Lopez, llopez@kcstar.com

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