Community calendar of events in Jackson and Cass counties

Jan. 14

MU Extension & 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.

Jan. 15

Education and Human Rights in El Salvador: University of Saint Mary Starr global studies institute explores this topic, “ Life in El Salvador,” 11:10 a.m., Saint Mary Leavenworth Campus, Mead Hall Walnut Room, 4100 S. 4th St. Free. GSI@stmary.edu.

Jan. 16 - Feb. 13

The Dream Comes from China: A new exhibit featuring Wang Jing & Li Xiongyi oil paintings, Avila University Campus, Thornhill Gallery, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment. 816-501-3653 or Janine.urness@avila.edu.

Jan. 18

Community of Reason Events: The rise and fall of PACE (Program for Adult Continuing Education) at area community colleges, guest speaker Fred Whitehead, poet, freethought historian,, author and activist, 1 p.m., Community of Reason, 52nd Street and Rockhill Road, Kansas City. Free.

Jan. 21

Teens at the Library: Visit the library at a time just for teens while making crafts, watching movies, playing games and more, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., South Independence Mid Continent Library, 13700 E. 35th St., Independence. 816-461-2050.

Jan. 27

Creating a Basic Resume: Learn tips for making a great-looking resume using Microsoft word, watch a demonstration on how to format and more, 7 to 8 p.m., Raytown Mid-Continent Library, 6131 Raytown Road, Raytown. 816-353-2052.

Jan. 28

Film Series: Featuring the movie “Jurassic Park,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., North Independence Mid-Continent Library, 317 W. 24 Hwy., Independence. 816-252-0950.

| Lisa Lopez, llopez@kcstar.com


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