Fall Bake Sale: Residents and kitchen staff will bake their favorite fall treats. Proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Foundation, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Greenwood Terrace, 11150 Greenwood Street, Lenexa, www.greenwoodterrace.net>
Thanksgiving Day Feast: Join in for a great Thanksgiving day buffet, family and fellowship, 12:30 p.m., please RSVP, Greenwood Terrace, 11150 Greenwood Street, Lenexa, free, www.greenwoodterrace.net or 913-345-9969.
Johnson County Genealogical Society and Library Present Homesteading: “Settling the West”, speaker and instructor specializing in genealogy and American history will discuss the process, 10 a.m., Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 West 87th St., Overland Park, www.jcgsks.org>
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Hosts Santa Breakfast: Enjoy the holiday-inspired decorations, get your picture with Santa. Registration is required, 8:30-10 a.m., Mahaffie Heritage Center, 100 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, $4-$6, www.mahaffie.org.>
Speakeasy Toaster Toastmasters Club Meeting: Members work on leadership and communications skills. Visitors and new members are welcomed, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Lewis & Ellis, EMC2 First Cross Bank Building, 11225 College Blvd., Suite 320, Overland Park
Create With Me Craft Club: Projects will include turning old books into whimsical clocks, turning new coffee filters into a beautiful door decoration and much more, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Prairie Village Community Center, 7720 Mission Road, Prairie Village, $57-$63, 913-831-3359 or www.jcprd.com>
Breakfast With Santa: Participants will enjoy breakfast, a visit from Santa plus games and holiday crafts, preregistration is required, 8:30 and 9:45 a.m., Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood, Roeland Park, $5, 913-831-3359 or www.jcprd.com>
Nov. 29-Dec. 1
Fifteen Year History To The Mystery: This new mysterious version of the Nutcracker is inviting to all, various times, YouthFront Theater, 4715 Rainbow, Westwood, $10-$50, 816-767-9222 or visit www.dramatictruth.org.>
Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Trailwood Holiday Boutique: Great holiday shopping extravaganza with more than 45 locally owned artisans, crafters and fashion merchandise. Friday 2-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Trailwood Elementary School, 95th and Nall, Overland Park, https://twholidayboutique.wordpress.com/>
School Based Bullying: What parents Need To Know: This workshop is to help parents of students know what to do to prevent and intervene, 6:30-8:30 p.m., KU Edwards Campus, University of Kansas, 135 Best Building, 127th & Quivira, Overland Park, free, 913-897-8400
Predicting Sports Injuries in Young Athletes Ages 6-17: Program on this medical topic will be taught by Randall Goldstein, DO, sports medicine specialist, noon-1 p.m., The University of Kansas Cancer Center Atrium, 2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Mission, free, 913-588-1227 or visit. www.kumed.com/bewell.>
Concert Band Performance: Students from the music department and theatre at JCCC presents “Swing Eighths Like Straight Eighths”, 7:30 p.m., Carlsen Center’s Polsky Theater, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park,
Read and Create Program: For ages 3-5 years old, participants will explore children’s literature through storytelling and creativity, 9 a.m., New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway, $8-$10, 913-831-3359 or www.jcprd.com>
Dec 4 & 5
61st Annual Kappa Kappa Gamma Holiday Homes Tour: Four of the finest area homes, decked out for the holidays by local floral designers, will open their doors, 4-8 p.m., Dec. 4, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Dec. 5, $20 area Hen House Markets, or www.kappahomestour.com.>
Project Trio: A chamber music ensemble that blends classical training with jazz, hip hop and rock, 8 p.m., Carlsen Center’s Polsky Theater, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, $30, 913-469-4445, or visit jccc.edu/TheSeries.
12th Annual Breakfast With Santa: All participants will create a holiday craft, also get picture taken with Santa, all you can eat pancakes provided by the Leawood Lion’s club, 8:30-10 a.m., or 10:30 a.m.-noon, free, www.leawood.org>
Current Advances and Treatment in Thyroid Cancer: The University of Kansas Hospital’s Lisa Shnayder, M.D., will provide information on current advances and treatment, 3-4 p.m., registration is required, University of Kansas Hospital’s Westwood Campus, Atrium conference room, 2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Westwood, free, 913-588-1227.
Bowfire To Spread Holiday Cheer: Some of the worlds greatest fiddlers and violinist will perform holiday classics for your enjoyment, 8 p.m., Yardley Hall, $40-$80,913-469-4445 or jccc.edu/TheSeries.
Handel’s Messiah: Spire will collaborate once again with the Spire Baroque Orchestra in a revival of Handel’s Messiah, 7:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 5601 West 62nd Street, Mission, $20
39th Annual Snow Ball: Black tie gala, proceeds will help provide the most basic needs such as food and utilities to children and families in our community, registration deadline Dec. 27, Sheraton Kansas City Hotel, Crown Center, 2801McGee, Kansas City, $250, 913-433-2046 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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