AEI Meeting: Will feature the results of the FDIC’s National Survey of unbanked and underbanked households, also breakout sessions will be included on credit scores, public school outreach, economic inclusion and more, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch, 4801 Main, Kansas City, 816-701-3400.
Community Center Christmas Party: Ages 15 and under pre-registered children will receive a toy, entertainment, games and more, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Brush Creek Community Center, 3801 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd., Kansas City. Free. 816-784-4000.
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Santa’s Wonderland 2014: Family and friends spend an evening celebrating the holidays with festive live music, light display and a visit from Santa, 4 - 6 p.m., Gillham Park, 41st Gillham Rd., Kansas City. Free.
The 2nd Annual Feminine Hygiene Product Drive: Drop off products to support domestic violence survivors at SAFEHOME and Hope House, 2 to 5 p.m., Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, 816-507-9760 or email@example.com.
The Heritage Philharmonic: Presents a great evening with the “Music of Christmas,” 7:30 p.m., Blue Springs High School Performing Arts Center. Free. www.heritagephilharmonic.org.
Fourth Annual Holiday Mart Fundraiser for Journalism Program: More than 80 venders and organizers expected, proceeds go toward senior sholarships, equipment for the program, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lee’s Summit West High School, 2600 Ward Road, Lee’s Summit, www.lsr7.org.
’Tis The Season Gala: An evening of music and arts, reception and silent auction, proceeds to benefit the center’s exhibitions and educational programming for youth, 6 p.m., Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, 3700 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, $50. 816-513-0700.
Annual Chili Dinner: Many wonderful varieties to choose from, raffles and silent auction will add to a night to benefit HELP Humane, a no-kill animal shelter, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Grandview Assembly, 12400 Grandview Rd., Grandview, $7. 816-318-4357 or 913-710-6827.
The Kansas City Boys and Girls Choir: Celebrate the Christmas holiday with performance “Going Green for the Holidays,” a winter concert, 5 p.m., Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, $15. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa’s Wonderland 2014: Family and friends spend an evening celebrating the holidays with festive live music, light display and a visit from Santa, 4 - 6 p.m., Longview Tract, 7101 Longview Rd., Kansas City. Free.
Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Guardian Angels Parish: Enjoy the complimentary traditional Mexican bread and hot chocolate and do some shopping for your unique holiday gifts at our Christmas Boutique, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Guardian Angels, 1310 Westport Road. 816-931-4351.
Living with Loss: Ongoing support group for those living with loss, 6 to 7 p.m., St. John’s Church, 6900 Ward Parkway, Kansas City. 816-822-2292.
Monthly Grief Support Group: Adults 50+ join this group to discuss any type of loss of a loved one and concerns, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple, Independence. 816-325-6200.
White Elephant Bingo: Bring a wrapped gift to use as a prize, 12:15 The Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St., Independence. 316-325-6200.
Nominations Needed: The Annual Peace Builder Awards are looking for a nonprofit that recognizes one individual and one organization who have made documented significant long-term contributions to global and intercultural understanding; deadline is today, luncheon will be Jan. 24. 816-753-2372 or email@example.com.
Santa’s Wonderland 2014: Family and friends spend an evening celebrating the holidays with festive live music, light display and a visit from Santa, 4 - 6 p.m., Swope Park, 4201 E. 63rd St., Kansas City. Free.
Ballroom Dance Lessons: For seniors, a great way to have fun and meet new friends, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Don Bosco Senior Center, 580 Campbell, Kansas City. 816-421-3160.
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