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What’s happening in Johnson County

The Negro League Baseball Museum will celebrate Jackie Robinson’s Kansas City roots with “Jazz & Jackie,” featuring a concert by Althea Rene and Jeanette Harris, at 7 p.m. on May 6 at the Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th St. in Kansas City, Mo.
The Negro League Baseball Museum will celebrate Jackie Robinson’s Kansas City roots with “Jazz & Jackie,” featuring a concert by Althea Rene and Jeanette Harris, at 7 p.m. on May 6 at the Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th St. in Kansas City, Mo. File photo

April 28

Round Hill Arts and Crafts Fall Sale: Shop for scarves, jewelry, small sculptures, photos of KC landmarks, natural soaps, garden art, glass, crocheted items for kids, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Round Hill Clubhouse, 8932 Maple Circle, Overland Park, Eland8693@mypacks.net.

I Am Hope Evening Under the Stars Benefit Event: Music, auctions, raffles and more all for a great cause, Melange Dance and Events, 5636 Johnson Drive, Mission, $20, 816-200-4636 or m.ramirez@iamdom.org.

Dia De Fananzas: Whether you want to learn about personal finance, saving for your education or supporting a small business, find the right resources to help you grow, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Guadalupe Center, 5123 E. Truman Road, Kansas City, 816-949-9013.

Olathe’s Got Talent: A showcase for talented youth featuring vocal, instrumental, dance and theatre acts as students from public and private schools compete for scholarship prizes, 7 to 9:30 p.m., MidAmerica Nazarene University, Bell Cultural Events Center, 2030 E. College Way, Olathe, $8 adults, $7 students, children free, 913-971-3636.

April 29

Vietnam Veterans Day: Veterans will be presented the 50th Commutation lapel pins, a list of family member of KIA, MIA and former POWs will be read with the pin roster assembled for presentation on Memorial Day, 6 p.m., VFW Post 7397, 9550 Pflumm Road, Lenexa, 913-269-0596.

May 1

Big Band Entertainment: The music of Abel Ramirez Big Band, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Camelot Ballroom, 6635 W. 151st, Overland Park, $10, www.abelramirezbigband.

May 3

2nd Annual Celebrate the Journey Fundraiser: Casual attire, food, fun and drinks, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Kansas City, Boulevard Brewing Company, 2501 Blvd., Kansas City, $50 young professionals, $75 others, 816-960-4808, ext. 206, www.jtnl.org.

May 4-5

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta: Featuring Bobby Pulido, along with mariachis, dancers, great food, games, vendors and more, 5 to 11 p.m. on May 4, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on May 5, Guadalupe Center, 1015 Avenida Ceasar E. Chavez, Kansas City, Mo., www.guadalupecenter.org.

May 6

Jazz & Jackie: Presented by Negro League Baseball Museum, a celebration of Jackie Robinson’s Kansas City roots, featured concert by Althea Rene and Jeanette Harris, 7 p.m., Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th St., Kansas City, 816-221-1920 or www.NLBM.com.

May 8

Leawood Chamber Luncheon: Our guest speaker is entrepreneur and author, Elizabeth Allen, she will explore how to achieve measurable trust within the context of the employer/employee relationship, advance reservations required, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Venue in Leawood, 4800 W. 135th St., Ste. 108, $31.50 members, $45 others, 913-498-1514.

May 12

Marble Tournament: Participate in our tournament and the two final winners will automatically be entered in the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures’ major event, 10 a.m. to noon, Shawnee Town, 11501 W. 57th St., Shawnee, free, 913-248-2360.

May 19

Overland Park Chamber Legislative Breakfast: Join in for the final breakfast, designed to enhance the communication and exchange of information between the business community and the Johnson County State Legislative delegation, a discussion on issues and also offer the most current updates, 7:30 to 9 a.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Kansas City, 10100 College Blvd., Overland Park, $25 members, $30 others, 913-491-3600 or emurray@opchamber.org.

Lisa Lopez, llopez@kcstar.com

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