Community calendar of events in Jackson and Cass counties

Dec. 24

Christmas Eve Services: An entertaining mini play about the rebirth of hope will replace the traditional sermon, 7 p.m., Pilgrim Chapel, 3801 Gillham Road, Kansas City. Free. 816-753-6719.

Dec. 25

37th Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Day Dinner: All seniors over 60 who do not have family are invited to join in; transportation will be provided; call to make your reservation, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Elementary School, 6400 Charlotte, Kansas City, or Christ United Methodist Church, 14506 E. 39th St., Independence. 816-572-2646 or 816-315-3652.

Dec. 29

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.

All About Archaeology: Gail Lundeen, Archaeologist describes what archaeologists do and what they have to know, also fun activities to see if you can figure out how people lived in the past, 2 to 3 p.m., Blue Spring South Mid-Continental Library, 2220 S. 7 Hwy., Blue Springs. 816-229-3571.

Dec. 30

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 Dec. 30; luncheon will be Jan. 24. 816-753-2372 or info@kcglobalconcepts.org.

Jan. 3

Kid Gamers Game Day: Come learn new games and enjoy some old favorites, ages 6 and up, 2 to 3 p.m., Blue Springs South Mid-Continental Library, 2220 S. 7 Hwy., Blue Springs. 816-229-3571.

Jan. 5

Open Play Bridge: A weekly competition among teams of card players, provides fun and builds friendships, 1 to 3 p.m., Red Bridge Mid-Continent Library, 111140 Locust St., Kansas City. 816-942-1780.

Jan. 8

Conversational English Class: An interactive friendly and engaging 2 hour class offered by the Language and culture training center and focused on speaking English in a conversational manner, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Blue Ridge Mid-Continental Library, 9253 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, 816-716-3382.

Tech Talks: Bring your question to the branch or just come to listen and learn, bring your own laptop computer or tablet, Grandview Mid-Continent Library, 12930 Booth Lane, Grandview, 816-763-0550.

Jan. 12

Independence Garden Club Meeting: Guest speaker Paula Diaz of the Master Gardener, her topic will be “Native Plants in our Landscape”, 6:30 p.m., Sermon Center, Noland Rd. and Truman Rd., Independence, 816-373-1169 or 816-812-3067.

Jan. 14

MU Extensin & USDA Farm Service Agency Farm Bill Meeting: Landowners will have the opportunity to reallocate base acres on individual farms as well as update yield information that is used to determine some farm program payments, 9:30 a.m. to noon, and 6 to 8 p.m., Oak Grove Civic Center, 2100 S. Broadway St., Oak Grove, 816-252-5051.

| Lisa Lopez, llopez@kcstar.com


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