Community calendar of events in Jackson and Cass counties

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.

Monthly Luncheon for Southtown Waldo and Brookside: Guest speaker Kate Nielsen will discuss “How to improve your online business presence”; reservations required, 11:45 a.m to 1 p.m., Wornall Baptist Church, 400 West Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, $12. 816-523-5553.

Jan. 25

Community of Reason Events: Third annual Fred Whitehead activism symposium, guest speaker the Rev. Sam E. Mann, civil rights activist, 1 p.m., Community of Reason, 52nd Street and Rockhill Road, Kansas City. Free.

Psychoanalythic Film Series: Presents “The Savage,” post-screening discussion is led by psychoanalyst Pam Seator and Caitlin Horsmon, associate professor of film and media arts at UMKC, 1:30 p.m., Plaza Branch Library, 4801 Main St., Kansas City. Free.

Jan. 26

An Evening With Nikki Giovanni: One of America’s most famous poets will serve as keynote for MLK lecture, question and answer will take place after, 6 to 8 p.m., UMKC Pierson Auditorium, Atterbury Student Success Center, 5000 Holmes St., Kansas City. Free.

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.

Living with Loss: Ongoing support group for those living with loss, noon to 1 p.m., Good Shepherd Hospice Independence Office, 123 W. Kansas Ave. 86-822-2292.

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.

Jan. 31

Father-Daughter Dance: Girls in grades kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to the Raymore-Peculiar High School Band's 12th annual Father-Daughter Dance with their father or special male companion. The is "A Frozen Wonderland." 6-9 p.m. Saturday in the gym at the high school’s north building. $18 in advance (by Jan. 23) per couple ($8 per additional daughter); $22 and $10 at the door. anngweis@gmail.com.

Cass County Seed Swap: Bring your extra seeds, bulbs and other garden items to the third annual seed swap, 1-4 p.m. at the Cass County fairgrounds in Pleasant Hill, with Seedsaving 101 at 2 p.m. New gardeners are encouraged to attend. Individuals are not required to bring seeds to participate. 816-835-7614.

| Lisa Lopez, llopez@kcstar.com


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