Community calendar of events in Jackson and Cass counties

Oct. 22

Heartsaver CPR/AED Class: An American Heart Association-credentialed course designed for first responders, lifeguards, day-care providers and others. 7-9 p.m., Harris Park Community Center, 110 Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit. 816-969-1500 or lsparks.net.

Oct. 22-31

Art Show: Inner Minds, Outer Limits by Len Davis, Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to noon by appointment, Thornhill Gallery, Avila University, 11901 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, 816-501-3635 or Janine.urness@avila.edu.

Oct. 23

The Battle of Westport: Culmination of the border war, Terry Beckenbaugh of the US Army Command and General Staff College examines the defeat, 6:30 p.m., Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, 816-701-3407 or kclibrary.org.

Legacy Planning for all Seasons of Life: Educational seminar on estate planning, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., UCM Lee’s Summit Campus, 850 NW Chipman Rd., Free. 816-554-3330.

Oct. 24

Taco Dinner: Proceeds to benefit the Guadalupe Center sports programs. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Guadalupe Center, 1015 Avienda Cesar Chavez, Kansas City, $6. 816-421-1015

October’s Fourth Friday: Art, theater and music at participating businesses throughout downtown Lee’s Summit. 5 to 8 p.m.

Knee-High Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins Welcome: University of St. Mary’s trick-or-treat event off the streets, in the two residence halls. Company and individual donations welcomed. 6-8 p.m., Maria Residence Hall, 4100 S. Fourth, Leavenworth. 913-758-6330

Oct. 25

Battle of Westport 150th Commemoration: Exhibition and re-enactment, Civil War era entertainment and variety show by Professor Farquar and Polecat Annie at Band Pavilion in Swope Park, 6601 Swope Parkway. Free.

Halloween Party: Royals watch party along with food, music, raffles and a costume contest, featuring Las Estrellas and Bobby C. Meal included. Proceeds to benefit the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Heritage Committee. Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 1310 Westport Road, Kansas City. $15 individuals, $25 couples. 913-927-2466

Boos, Barks and Badges Halloween Parade: Families and their dogs are invited to wear costumes and join the parade. 10 a.m.-noon, Lee’s Summit City Hall to Howard Station Park.

Boo at the Zoo: Get dressed up and trick or treat on the wild side at the Zoo, enjoy a safe family friendly Halloween, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kansas City Zoo, Swope Park, 63rd Meyer, 816-513-7500.

Fall Festival: Come celebrate autumn games, face painting and more, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tony Aguirre Community Center, 2050 W. Pennway, Kansas City, 816-513-7719.

The Humanitarian Games: This one day event will showcase and celebrate our hometown first responders, fire department, police and EMTs, noon to 6 p.m., Theis Park, 533 Cleaver Blvd., Kansas City, humanitarian-games.org.

Oct. 27

Legacy Planning for all Season of Life: Educational seminar on VA planning, hosted by The Law Office of Aaron L. Love, 3 to 4:30 p.m., 3435 NE Ralph Powell Rd. Suite B, Lee’s Summit. Free. 816-554-3330 or www.aaronlovelaw.com.

Oct. 28

Living with Loss: Ongoing support group for those living with loss. Noon-1 p.m., Good Shepherd Hospice Independence office, 123 W. Kansas. 816-822-2292.

Oct. 29

Chronic Pain Workshop Support Group: Topics include treatment modes and resources, healing prayers, and how to respond holistically. 7-8:30 p.m., Grandview Christian Church, 8550 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. 785-845-1007.

Oct. 31

Halloween in Historic Northeast Area: Activities include haunted house, candy, zombies on stilts the ghostbusters and more, 4 to 8 p.m., Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, www.scarrittneighborhood.org.

Nov. 3

Ballroom Dance Lessons: Lessons for seniors. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Don Bosco Senior Center, 580 Campbell, Kansas City. Free. 816-421-3160.

Nov. 4

Meet the Author: Jeff Churan, one of the authors of “Waterfowl Hunting and Wetland Conservation in Missouri” which reveals Missouri’s rich waterfowl and wetland history, 7 to 8 p.m., MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost, Kansas City, 816-759-7305.

Nov. 6

Concerned Care’s Annual Dinner and Auction Fundraiser: The Karl Morris Legacy Award will be presented to The Harvest Ball Society, 6 p.m., Argosy Casino Ballroom, 777 Argosy Casino Pkwy, Riverside, $50, 816-474-3026, ext. 103.

Nov. 9

Open House: Middle school students and their parents are welcome to join that day for a student led tour of our facility, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Archishop O’Hara, 9001 James A Reed Rd., Kansas City, 816-763-4800.

Nov. 11

Ballroom Dance Lessons: Lessons for seniors. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Don Bosco Senior Center, 580 Campbell, Kansas City. Free. 816-421-3160.

| Lisa Lopez, llopez@kcstar.com


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