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Clay and Platte: Your calendar of community events

April 27

Soroptimist Fashion Show: Designs by Catfish & Tater Boutique, Cheryl Bennett, Excuses Boutique; the mission of the club is to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment, noon to 1 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy Country Home, 2115 Maturana Drive, Liberty, $20. 816-781-3777.

April 29-30

Annual Booksale: New and gently used books for all ages, 1 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29, and noon to 3 p.m. April 30, Avondale United Methodist Church, 3101 NE Winn Road, Kansas City. 816-452-3518 or avondaleumc@gmail.com.

April 30

Seventh Annual Picassos 2 Pets: Art donated by local artists, a silent auction to benefit HELP Humane, and appetizers, 4 to 8 p.m., Carrington Park, 8501 N. Platte Purchase Drive, Kansas City. diana@helphumane.org.

13th Annual Parkville Microbrew Fest: Live music, handcrafted ales from more than 50 breweries representing Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Colorado, Oregon and California. Event also includes food, tasting glass, a custom-tasting note sheet, and live music, 1 to 5 p.m., English Landing Park, 8701 Clark Ave., Parkville, $35 advance, $45. historicparkvillemanistreet@gmail.com.

May 1

Denim & Diamonds: A benefit luncheon for Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter, with raffles, gift cards, themed baskets, home decorating items and more, noon to 2 p.m., Olde Mill Emporium, English Landing, 168 S Main St., Parkville, $35. 816-506-3685 or parkvilleshelter.com.

May 3

The Clay/Platte Area Retired School Employees Meeting: The program will be a musical presentation, 11:30 a.m., Kansas City North Community Center, 3930 NE Antioch Road, Kansas City, $10. 816-532-4292.

May 4

Minority Contractors Informational Luncheon: Learn about financing opportunities for minority and women contractors, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., AltCap, 3200 Wayne, Kansas City, free. 816-216-1851, Ext. 2.

May 5

The Nortland Art League Meeting: The featured artist speaker will be Barry Teghtmeyer, 7 p.m., Fairview Christian Church, 1800 N.E. 65th St., Gladstone. 816-588-5192.

May 6

Jazz & Jackie: A Kansas City Monarchs salute to Jackie Robinson along with a celebration to his Kansas City roots and his love of jazz, includes a performance by Maysa, 7:30 p.m., Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th St., Kansas City, $25-$75. 816-221-1920.

NARFE Chapter 2256 Meeting: Captain Tracy Cheney, of the Gladstone Fire department will speak on Women Firefighters, all current and retired employees and spouse welcomed, 10 a.m., Wexford Place, 6500 N. Cosby, Kansas City, 816-454-3491.

Festival Singers: Performs a concert of beautiful choral music, Irish folk and spiritual songs will be included in the selection, 7:30 p.m., Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church, 7600 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, $20, 816-741-5118 orwww.festivalsingers.org.

May 7-8

25th Annual Guadalupe Center’s Cinco De Mayo Fiesta: Vendors, food and music, along with a Mariachi mass on Sunday, May 7, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., May 8, noon to 8 p.m., 1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez, Kansas City. 816-421-1015 or www.guadalupecenters.org.

May 10

William Boydston Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Meeting: Program will be The Wonderful Goldern Years, 7 p.m., North Cross United Methodist Church, 1321 N.E. Vivion Road, Kansas City. 816-454-2297.

Two and a Half Tenors: Features three of the Northland’s best known vocalists, Larry Harman, Bryan Taylor and Steve Waters, proceeds to benefit and feed children of the northland, 7:30 p.m., Kansas City Improv Comedy Club, 7260 NW 87th St. Zona Rosa, $50, 816-301-4483 or cevans@feednorthlandkids.org.

May 11

Liberty Alliance for Youth Annual Luncheon: Open to community members interested in keeping the area youth safe from substance abuse and violence, reservations due by May 6, noon to 1:30 p.m., Belvior Winery, 1325 Odd Fellows Road, Liberty. 816-679-5361 or kendra.callaway@gmail.com.

Lisa Lopez, llopez@kcstar.com

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