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EASTEREASTER COLORING BOOK CONTEST. April 1 & 8, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. Grace and Truth Church, 15904 E. 23rd Street South, Independence, MO 64055. gtckc.org 816-721-5967.

JOURNEY TO THE CORSS. April 8, 1:00 pm. Blue Ridge Bible Church, 8524 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64138. Free and open to the public. This family program invites children and adults to walk the path that Jesus walked. Tours begin approx. every 15 minutes. Each tour lasts approx. one hour. 816-353-8053.

EASTER FOR KIDS. April 8, 9:00 am. Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 9514 Perry Lane, Overland Park, KS 66212. Please join us for a fun filled morning of crafts, snacks, Bible stories, games, music and an Easter egg hunt. To register please go to mtolivewels.com. 913-375-5842. PALM SUNDAY.

April 9, 10:00 am. Pointe of Hope Church, 1215 NW 7 Hwy., Blue Springs, MO 64014. 816-220-2609.

LEE’S SUMMIT’S GREATEST EASTER EGG HUNT & PAGEANT. April 9, 10:30 am. Church On The Rock Outreach Center, 1700 SW Market Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64082. Pageant and Free Easter Egg Hunt with lots of candy and surprises. Public is welcome. 816-246-7625.

SEDER MEAL. April 12, 5:00 pm. KC First Church of the Nazarene, 11811 State Line Rd., Kansas City, MO 64114. This special meal together commemorates the Passover meal and the Israelite’s freedom from Egypt. 816-942-9022.

HOLY THURSDAY WORHIP SERVICE WITH COMMUNNION. April 13, 7:00 pm. Pointe of Hope Church, 1215 NW 7 Hwy., Blue Springs, MO 64014. 816-220-2609.

GOOD FRIDAY, April 14, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Hillcrest Covenant Church, 88th & Nall, Prairie Village, KS. This Good Friday event is come and stay times of worship and prayer. 913-341-1059.

B’NAI YESHURUN. April 15, 6:30 pm. B’nai Yeshurun Messianic Jewish Congregation, 107 6th Ave., S., Greenwood, MO 64034.

COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT. April 15, 11:00 am. Fort Osage Church of the Nazarene, 19333 E. 24 Hwy., Independence, MO 64056. 6000 Egg Easter Egg Hunt! Come join in age appropriate areas for finding East Eggs! 816-796-5879.

COMMUNITY EGG HUNT. April 15, 10:00 am-11:30 am. Nashua Baptist Church, 11408 N. Main St., Kansas City, MO 64155. Free Event.

EASTER EGG HUNT AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST. April 15, 10:00 am. Woods Chapel Church, 3609 SW State Route 7, Blue Springs, MO 64014. This is a FREE family friendly event. Everyone is invited to join us for egg hunting. We’ll also enjoy a pancake breakfast together, fun games for all ages, and you can help pack kits for children in Nicaragua. 816-795-8848.

EASTER EGG HUNT. April 15, 11:00 am. Leawood Baptist Church, 8200 State Line Rd., Leawood, KS, 66206. Easter egg hunt for church and community; bounce house, grilled hot dogs. 913-649-0100.

EASTER CANTATA, “BECAUSE HE LIVES”. April 15, 7:00 pm & April 16, 10:15 am. Pisgah Baptist Church, 112 Pisgah Drive, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024. 816-630-5121.

CELEBRATE EASTER. Apr. 16. Colonial Presbyterian Church, OP Campus, 12501 W. 137th St., Overland Park, KS 66221. 6:30 AM Youth led outdoor Sunrise Service in the Pavilion located east of the church building. 8:00, 9:30* and 11:00* AM. Celebration of Jesus’ resurrection, main Sanctuary. Easter shuttle bus service available from the Price Chopper parking lot (135th & Quivira) between 6:30 AM and 1:00 PM 

CELEBRATE EASTER. Apr. 16. Colonial Presbyterian Church, KC Campus, 9500 Wornall Rd, .Kansas City, MO 64114.   6:30 AM—Youth led outdoor Sunrise Service held at the Student Center. 9:30*, and 11:00* AM—Choir, soloists and worship band lead a celebration of the empty tomb through classic hymns and new songs of praise. *Indicates change in regular service times. Programming provided for infants through Kindergarten. No reservations required. 

EASTER EGG HUNT. April 16, after service. Grace and Truth Church, 15904 E. 23rd Street South, Independence, MO 64055. gtckc.org 816-721-5967. EASTER

CELEBRATION WORSHIP SERVICE. April 16, 10:00 am. Pointe of Hope Church, 1215 NW 7 Hwy., Blue Springs, MO 64014. Easter “Brunch a Munch” begins at 9:15 am. 816-220-2609.

EASTER AT EVANGEL. April 16, 9:00 am. Evangel Church, 1414 E. 103rd St., Kansas City, MO 64131. Join us for a powerful morning of music, media, & a message of God’s love & grace. 816-942-1414.

EGG HUNT-BLOW UPS-PRIZES. April 16, 9:00 am & 11:00 am (service times). Cornerstone Church, 301 SE AA Hwy, Blue Springs, MO 64014. Egg Hunt at 10:30 am (children 5th grade and under). 816-228-1979.

THE MIRACLE OF EASTER. April 16, 10:30 am. Church On The Rock Outreach Center, 1700 SW Market Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64082. A message of hope and inspiration. Everyone is welcome. 816-246-7625.

EASTER SUNRISE EXTRAVAGANZA. April 16, 6:30 am-8:00 am. All Churches in Kansas City are cordially invited to attend a Solemn Assembly of the Body of Kansas City CONCERTS

KANSAS CITY MEN’S CHORUS. April 2, 2:00 pm. Avondale United Methodist Church, 3101 NE Winn Road, Kansas City, MO 64117. Cans of food will be collected for the Avondale Food Pantry, offering will be taken for the Synergy Children’s Center.

DANIEL BRYMER’S NIGHT OF WORSHIP. April 2, 9, 23; 6:30-7:30 pm. Hillcrest Covenant Church, 88 & Nall, Prairie Village, KS. 913-341-1059.

GREATER VISION IN CONCERT. April 8, 6:00 pm. Cowen Memorial Auditorium, 74th and Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS. Kansaschristian.edu 913-722-0272.

CARROLTON “TELL ME TOUR”. Apr. 6, 7 p.m. Deerbrook Covenant Church, 200 NE Tudor Road, Lee’s Summit, MO. (816) 246-9337.

CHRIS TOMLIN’S WORSHIP NIGHT IN AMERICA. April 8, 7:30 pm. Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64105. 888-929-7849.

PHIL AND PAM MORGAN. April 8, 7:00 pm. Pleasant Hill United Methodist, 1300 Lexington, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080. 816-540-2072.

PAM & PHIL MORGAN. April 13, 7:00 pm. Tent Revival at Frontier Village, 1st St. and Hwy. 71, Adrian, MO. 913-579-9438.

THE NEW DOVE BROTHERS. April 21, 7:00 pm. First Christian Church Kearney, 2151 S. Jefferson St., Kearney, MO 64060. 816-628-5583.

SWEET SPIRIT & FRIENDS MUSIC OUTREACH. April 22, food at 6:00 pm & music at 7:00 pm. Moment of Truth, 310 Randolph Road, Claycomo, MO 64119.

WORSHIP IN THE ROUND TOUR WITH BUIDLING 429, JOSH WILSON, AND CHRIS AUGUST. April, 29, 7:00 pm. Word of Like Church, 3902 N. Riverside Road, St. Joseph, MO 64505. iTickets.com 816-390-6561


DAVID SMART. April 30. Cross Creek Baptist Mission, 1050 SW 15th Street, Oak Grove, MO. 816-690-0019.


CASTING CROWNS CONCERT SHARE. May 4, 7:00 pm. Silverstein Eye Center Arena, 19100 E. Valley Pkwy., Independence, MO 64055. 816-442-6100.

KATHY TROCCOLI—COMFORT BY CANDLELIGHT.   May 5, 2017 7:00 PM, Doors open at 6 PM. Tiffany Fellowship Church, 7315 NW Barry Road, KCMO. 816-741-9449.



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MO-KAN GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION POTLUCK AND JAM. FOURTH FRIDAY (except for Nov. & Dec. when we meet on the 3rd Fri.). Northland Christian Church, 6120 NE 48th St., KCMO. 913-432-0359.


LIVE CHRISTIAN MUSIC VENUE. THIRD FRIDAY, 7:00 pm. Bent Knee Cowboy, 13415 S. 142nd St., Bonner Springs, KS. 913-927-4567.


PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE CHURCH, SECOND SATURDAY, 6pm. 341 S. 72nd St., Kansas City, KS 66111. Praise and Worship songs of Zion. 913-334-1009.


CGMA NW MO CHAPTER MEETING, GOSPEL MUSIC AND POTLUCK. SECOND SATURDAY. Faith Assembly of God Church, South 13 Hwy, Polo, MO. Travel North on I-35 North, go North of Liberty to the Polo/Lathrop Exit. Turn right onto 116 Hwy. Go 12 miles to 13 Hwy. Turn left and go ¼ mile. pegcla@msn.com.


MOMENT OF TRUTH BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH. THIRD SATURDAY in January, May, September & October, 7pm. 310 Randolph Rd, Claycomo, MO. Gospel music sing. 816-452-4426.


RADIANT LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD. LAST SUNDAY, 6:30 p.m. Hwy. 33, Kearney, MO. Open mike. Gospel sing.


PARADISE BAPTIST CHURCH. SECOND SUNDAY, 6 p.m. Pot luck dinner at 5 p.m. Paradise Missouri. 816-591-1020.



KANSAS CITY EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP. Thursdays, 10:00 am and 6:45 pm. IHOP, 3535 E. Red Bridge Rd., Kansas City, MO 64137. Be encouraged by other evangelists in the city. www.kcfellowship.org 470-588-1277.


UNWAVERING: WOMEN’S GATHERING. Through April 1. Forerunner Christian Fellowship, 12444 Grandview Road, Grandview, MO 64030. Speakers Mike & Diane Bickle, Heidi Baker, Lisa Bevere, Laura Hackett Park, Jaye & Nayomi Thomas, and others. 816-763-0200 x 2252.


DIVORCE CARE. Through May 21, 5:00 pm. Christ The Rock Church, 13901 E. Noland Court, Independence, MO 64015. 816-352-4613.


SKILL BUILDERS. Through May 23, 9:30 am Coffee & 9:45 am Program. The Palmer Center, Craft Room, 218 A North Pleasant, Independence, MO 64050. Although classes are designed for widowed persons, anyone may attend. www.widowedpersonsservice.org 913-648-1520.


SKILL BUILDERS. Through May 25, 9:45 am Coffee & 10:00 am Program. Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66213. Although classes are designed for widowed persons, anyone may attend. www.widowedpersonsservice.org 913-648-1520.


SKILL BUILDERS. Through May 26, 10:00 am Coffee & 10:15 am Program. Platte County Resource Center, Board Room, 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City, MO 64153. No charge. Although classes are designed for widowed persons, anyone may attend. www.widowedpersonsservice.org 913-648-1520.


11TH MEN OF VALOR, WOMEN OF VIRTUE CONFERENCE, LIVING A PURE LIFE IN AN INPURE WORLD. April 1, 9:00 am-3:00pm. St. Thomas More Church, 11822 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO. Six breakout sessions with twelve national experts. www.kcvalor.com 816-714-2373.


AVOID PROBATE. April 4, 7:00 pm. Lewis Living Trust Center, 700 NE Langsford, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063. 816-524-3200.


ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCES BRIGADIER GENERAL GAL HIRSCH. April 5. Adat Yeshua Messianic Congregation, 8512 Stearns Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66214. Author of “Defense Shield; The Unique Story of an IDF General on the Front Lines of Counterterrorism”.913-888-7272.


EMPOWERED TO CONNECT CONFERENCE. April 7-8. Northland Christian Church, 6120 NE 48th Street, Kansas City, MO 65119. Free 2 day simulcast. This is a great resource for parents, ministers, teachers, social workers, doctors, therapists, and anybody else who is around kiddos in any capacity to hone their skills in serving children who came from tough backgrounds. Safe Families for Children Specialist.785-783-4577.


BOB MENDELSOHN. April 8, 10:00 am. Or HaOlam, 9898 W. 95th Street, Overland Park, KS. Leader of Jews for Jesus in Sydney, Australia.


EVANGELIST: RON MILLS. April 9, 10:45 am & 6:00 pm. Calvary Baptist Church, 900 NW 22nd Street, Blue Spring, MO 64015. 816-228-5540.


AVOID PROBATE. April 20, 7:00 pm. Lewis Living Trust Center, 700 NE Langsford, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063. 816-524-3200.


PROTECTIVE HOMES TRAINING. April 20 & April 27, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Colonial Presbyterian Church Quivira, 12501 W. 137th Street, Overland Park, KS 66221. Sponsored by Care Portal. This training is for a family interested in voluntarily hosting a child as a temporary housing placement.


HEALING AT THE HEM OF HIS GARMENT. April 21, 6:30 pm-9:00 pm & April 22, 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Macedonia Baptist Church, 1700 E. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64109. Sponsored by Carver Baptist Bible College. Speaker: Chrystal Evans-Hurst, Mary Southerland, Donna C. Watson, and Eleanor Allen Lisbon.


RESTORE CONFERENCE. April 21-23. World Revival Church, 9900 View High Drive, Kansas City, MO. Speakers: Matt Hooper, Isaiah Saldivar, with Steve & Kathy Gray. 816-763-1497.


3 DAY CONVENTION EVANGELIST JOHN RAMIREZ. April 21, 22, 23; 11:00 am-7:00 pm. First Love Ministries Church, 4747 Hadley Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66203.


BIRTHRIGHT TRAINING. April 22. Birthright Center, 6309 Walnut, Kansas City, MO. Reservations are required by April 20th. Birthright, an international emergency service offering positive alternatives to abortion, is staffed by volunteers. If you are willing to commit some of your time, there are a number of ways to help. We especially need compassionate women and men to answer the hotline calls, run pregnancy test, and befriend mothers in crisis. Birthright: 816-444-7090 or Janet Cozad: 816-741-2696.


LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MISSIONARY LEAGUE MO DISTRICT KANSAS CITY SOUTH ZONE – 2017 SPRING RALLY. April 29, 9:00 am. Messiah Lutheran Church, 613 S. Main Street, Independence, MO 64050. Theme is “Our Leaves of Springtime”. 816-254-9405


GET IN THE GAME MEN’S EVENT. April 29, 8:00 am. Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, 4725 NE Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064. Cost is $10. Feature three-time Pro Bowl tide end and Green Bay Packers’ Hall of Famer Paul Coffman. 816-795-8848.


FIGHT NIGHT WITH LES AND LESLIE PARROTT. May 4, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1600 North 291 Highway, Liberty, MO 64068. A fun date night for couples of any age or stage. Filled with humor, fresh insight, and practical, new strategies for turning conflict into a means for deeper intimacy. 816-781-5959.


TIME TO THRIVE. May 5, 11:00 am-2:00 pm. Evangel Church, 1414 E. 103rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64131. Cost is $25. Sponsored by If Not For Grace. Keynote Speaker Kaye Carter, author of Set Free To Thrive. www.infg.org/timetothrive


PRE-TEENS SUPPORT GROUP. May 20, 10:00 am-3:00 pm. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 54111. $35 cost includes activities, snacks, meals, and facilitator fee. Ages 8 through 12. Sponsored by Dillon International. www.dillonadopt.com/kansas-city-pre-teen-group/


JUNIOR. CHRISTIAN YOUTH IN ACTION TRAINING. June 10-17. Genesis Bible Church, Hannibal, MO. June 19-23, local Kansas City area. Sponsored by CEF of the Greater Kansas City Area. 12-13 years old. After training, students teach at least 2 weeks of 5-Day Club at various locations in their local community. staff@cef-gkca.org 816-358-1138.



50TH ANNIVERSARY. April 2, 10:30 am. Indian Heights United Methodist Church, 10211 Nall Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66207. The celebration begins with a worship service at 10:30 am, followed by a catered lunch and entertainment. 913-649-9040.


NIGHT OF WORSHIP. April 4, 6:00 pm. Fort Osage Church of the Nazarene, 19333 E. 24 Highway, Independence, MO 64056. Invite all your friends and family to enjoy a contemporary night of Worship. 816-796-5879.


FAMILY SKATE NIGHT. April 9, 4:30 pm. Rink Ratz, 513 SW Keystone Drive, Blue Springs, MO 64014. Skate for FREE with your family and make an impact in your community. We’ll be packing food for those experiencing hunger while we have a LOT of fun. 816-795-8848.


IF NOT FOR GRACE VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION. April 13, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. So many women and men are living in darkness because of a past abortion. God has Called IF Not For Grace Ministries to bring His message of hope. RSVP to Vicki at vgregg@infg.org.


A FULL REPLICA OF THE TABERNACLE OF MOSES. April 21-30. Monday through Friday from 11:00 am-8:00 pm. Saturdays 9:00 am-8:00 pm. Sundays 1:00 pm-8:00 pm. Oakwood Baptist Church, 7600 Lee’s Summit Road, Kansas City, MO. $6 contribution. 816-373-4733.


CHILDREN EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP OF THE GREATER KANSAS CITY AREA ANNUAL FUNDRAISING BANQUET AND SILENT/LIVE AUCTION. April 22, 6:00 pm-8:30 pm. Blue Ridge Bible Church, fellowship hall, 8524 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64138. $10.00 per person. 816-358-1138.


30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASTOR & WIFE MORNING START CHURCH ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM. April 23 & April 30, 10:00 am. Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 2411 East 27 Street, Kansas City, MO 64127. Thirtieth Year Anniversary Services for Pastor John Modest & Mrs. Jeanette R. Miles. 816-923-3559.


GREEN BAY PAKERS HALL OF FAMER PAUL COFFMAN. April 29, 8:00 am. Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, 4725 NE Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064. 816-795-8848.


A TASTE FOR LIFE FUNDRAISER. April 29. rachelhousefriends.org 816-921-5050.


SOMETHING TO EAT FOOD-PACKING EVENT. April 30, 3:00 pm. Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, 4725 NE Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064. We hope you will join us to pack food for the hungry in our community at our food-packing event. Ages 3 and up can serve! 816-795-8848.


IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ABRAHAM FOR CHRISTIANS. April 30 Registration deadline. Visit Samaria and Judea, the Biblical Heartland and the sites of the Books of Joshua, Judges and Samuel, never seen on traditional Christian tours in the so-called “West Bank”. Tour dates August 31-September 8 with extension September 8-12. www.AdatYeshua.KC.com


NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER. May 4, 12:00 pm. City Hall, 412 East 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105. City officials will lead areas of corporate prayer for KSMO in hour of praise and worship honoring our King. 816-523-8868.




LOOKING FOR VENDORS. May 5, 11:00 am-2:00 pm. Evangel Church, 1414 E. 103 Street, Kansas City, MO 64131. Vendor booth cost $75. Sponsored by If Not For Grace. “Time to Thrive” featuring Kaye Carter, author of “Set Free to Thrive”.


BE CROWNED. May 6, 9 a.m. – Noon. Echo Church, 1203 North State Route 7, Pleasant Hill, MO. A day of pampering for single Moms.   Free, but you must register. www.echochurch.tv   816-987-0067


KANSAS CITY DAY OF REMEMBRANCE. May 7, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm. Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66211. 1:00 pm education focus. You will learn about the Holocaust and Righteous Among the Nations. Time for leadership response of repentance and blessings. The walk will begin at 3:00 pm rain or shine! www.morkc.org .


EVENING OF REMEMBERANCE. May 7, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66211. An opportunity to honor, educate, remember and engage! Say to the holocaust survivors and their descendants, “you are not forgotten”. www.morkc.org .


LIGHT HOUSE GALA. May 13, 6:00 pm-10:00 pm. Armacost Car Museum, 4200 E. 135th St., Grandview, MO 64030. Catered Italian meal, tour of museum. 816-898-1094.



KANSAS CITY BALLET PRESENTS: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY. Through April 9. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108. 816-931-2232.


SHE LOVES ME. Through April 9. Theater at Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Suite 301, Kansas City, MO 64108. 816-221-6987.

IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. April 1, 2:00 pm & April 2, 7:00 pm. The Culture House Purple Theatre, 14808 W. 117th St., Olathe, KS.


NORTHLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT., April 9, 3:00 pm. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Helzberg Hall, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108. Admission is free, but tickets must be acquired at www.kauffmancenter.org.


KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY POPS SERIES PRESENTS: BOND AND BEYOND: 50 YEARS OF 007. April 13-15. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108. Tributes to spies and other detectives from around the world. 816-471-0400.


LYRIC OPERA OF KANSAS CITY PRESENTS “THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE”. April 22, 26, 28, 29, 30. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108. 816-471-4933.


THE THREE BEARS. April 29. Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Road, Independence, MO 64052. www.hazellle.org 816-833-9777.


RUTTER’S THE SPRIG OF THYME AND OTHER FOLK SONGS. April 29, 7:00 pm. Plaza Heights Baptist Church, 1500 E. Clark Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015. 816. 560-9148.


JACOMO CHORALE CONCERT. April 30, 4:00 pm. Colbern Road Community of Christ, 27507 E. Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063.


ANNIE WARBUCKS. May 12, 7:00 pm; May 13, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm; May 14, 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm. Bell Culture Event Center, MidAmerica Nazarene, 2030 East College Way, Olathe, KS 66062.913-681-3318.


SNOOPY!!! THE MUSICAL. May 18, 7:00 pm (Family Day); May 19, 7:00 pm; May 20, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm; May 21, 2:00 pm. Bell Culture Event Center, MidAmerica Nazarene, 2030 East College Way, Olathe, KS 66062.913-681-3318.


NORTHLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT. May 21, 7:00 pm. Staley High School, 2800 NE Shoal Creek Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64156. Will be performing a variety of pieces from some of the world’s most famous Broadway musicals.


WEST SIDE STORY. May 25, 7:00 pm (Family Day); May 26, 7:00 pm; May 27, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm; May 28, 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm. Bell Culture Event Center, MidAmerica Nazarene, 2030 East College Way, Olathe, KS 66062.913-681-3318.



OVER THE RAINBOW: TOYS FROM THE LAND OF OZ. Through August 20. National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, 5235 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64112. Explore the original literary story and its many retellings. 816-235-8000.


LAYERS OF TIME: LONGVIEW FARM MEMORIES. April 1-April 29. Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108. Features photographs of Longview Fame, built in 1914 known as “The World’s Most Beautiful Farm”. 816-513-0726.


AUSTISM AWARENESS DAY. April 2, 10:00 am-3:00 pm. Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, MO. The Zoo will provide FREE admission to people with Autism and reduced admission of $6 per person for those accompanying them at the Zoo. 816-595-1234.


PASSPORT TO INDIA FESTIVAL. April 2, 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, MO 64111. Travel to India with a celebration of Indian art, culture, music, dance, fashion and food! 816-751-1278


NATIONAL DANCE WEEK KANSAS CITY. April 8, 11:00 am-4:00 pm. Ironwoods Park, 14701 Mission Road, Leawood, KS 66224. A full day of free dance performance for the public. www.vidadancecompany.com.


HORSE FUN DAY. April 11, 2:00 pm. Horses of Hope, 7611 E. 100 Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64134. Face painting, horse painting contest, mini-races, and much, much more. 816-518-6035.


EASTER BUNNY. April 15, 8:45 am-12:00 pm. Powell Garden, 1609 NW Highway 50, Kingsville, MO. Enjoy a Chris Cakes pancake breakfast followed by our famously fun egg hunt on the lawn. 816-697-2600


FLOWING THROUGH HISTORY: KANSAS CITY, THE CITY OF FOUNTAINS. April 27, 7:00 pm. Mid-Continent Public Library-Parkville, 8815 Tom Watson Pkwy., Parkville, MO 64152. Hear the back-story of some of the city’s most iconic fountains. 816-741-4721.


CHIP IN 4 CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT. June 19, 8:00 am. Creekmoor Golf Course, 1112 East 163rd Street, Raymore, MO 64083. $400 per team or $100 per individual. All proceeds will support the mental and emotional wellness of Cass County children, individuals and families through Pathways Community Health, your local community mental health partner. 660-890-8216.



BUILDING BETTER MOMS. The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Ave., Leawood, KS. For local mothers of children in early childhood, elementary school, middle school, high school, and for single moms, with both day and evening meeting times available at the Leawood campus. www.cor.org 913-897-0120.


WEEKLY – CHRISTIAN BUSINESS MEN’S COMMITTEE. Meets weekly in various parts of the city. Call Jim Mathis, 913-269-6709, for time and location.

WEEKLY – FAITH BASED 12-STEP PROGRAM OF RECOVERY FROM COMPULSIVE OVEREATNG. Call Overeater’s Anonymous 913-383-5933 or visit www.kansascityoa.org for more information and to access the schedule of various meetings in the metro area.




3RD SUNDAY – CANCER SUPPORT GROUP. 6:30-8:00 pm. Beacon Free Baptist Church, 10825 E. 79th Street, Raytown, MO 64138. Connect with others who share your journey, you are not alone. 816-353-7447.


MONDAY – MOMS AND TOTS COMMUNITY. 10:00-11:00 am. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 7851 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS. A different activity each week – story time, play time, Mom’s bible studies and fellowship, or special outing. A great way to connect with other moms and young children. Contact amyviets@holycross-elca.org for more info.


MONDAY – HEALING ROOMS MINISTRIES. 3:00-6:00 pm. Healing Rooms of Olathe, 1548 E Spruce, Olathe, KS 66061. M-T-W by appointment. www.healingroomsofolathe.com 913-563-2413.


MONDAY – HEALING ROOMS MINISTRIES. 4:00-6:00 pm. Hope City, 5101E. 24th St., Kansas City, MO.


2ND & 4TH MONDAY – MOPS. 9:30 a.m. MOPS. First Baptist Raytown, 10500 E 350 Highway, Raytown, MO Support groups for mothers of preschool-aged children. Offers creative activities, social events & learning opportunities. 816-353-1994.


TUESDAY – 13 WEEK PROGRAM. DIVORCECARE AND DIVORCECARE4KIDS. 6:30 pm-8:00 pm. Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 NW RD Mize Road, Room 102, Blue Springs, MO. Participants become part of a small support group of people who are also experiencing separation and divorce. A program for children whose parents are separated or divorced, children between the ages of 5 and 12. 816-228-5300.


TUESDAY – IF NOT FOR GRACE PRAYER. 9:30 am. Crown Pointe Church, 5950 NE Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. kmiller@infg.org


TUESDAY – FEAR NOT SUPPORT GROUP. 7:00 pm. Lakeland Community Church, 913 NW Colbern Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO. Christ-Centered support group for anxiety and depression. Material based on the Christian 12 Steps; Serenity Prayer also Anxiety Centre “The Anxiety/Phobia Workbook” by Edmund Bourne.


TUESDAY – CELEBRATE RECOVERY. 7:00 pm. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 7851 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS. This 12-step Christ centered program. Drop in any Tuesday! Contact Craig Hauser, 913-449-7265 for more info.


TUESDAY – HEARTLAND HEALING ROOMS. 7:00-8:30 pm. Christ Triumphant Church, 401 NE Chipman Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO. www.heartlandhealingrooms.org.


TUESDAY – ISRAELI FOLK DANCE. 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. The Jewish Community Center, Studio 3, 5801 W. 115th St., Leawood, KS. $3 Adults and teens welcome. 7:00 pm-8:00 pm: Beginning/Intermediate Dance, 8:00 pm-9:00 pm: Intermediate/Advanced Dance. 913-327-8000.


1ST TUESDAY – CHRISTIAN NIGHT. 6 – 8 pm. Skate World, I-35 & Shawnee Mission Parkway, Mission, KS. 913-262-0711.


1ST TUESDAY – CREATION SCIENCE ASSOCIATION FOR MID-AMERICA, 7 p.m., Westbrooke Church, 9777 Antioch, Overland Park, KS. Presentation followed by Q&A; Answers to your questions regarding Science and the Bible; “Creation Safaris” (Res. Req’d); www.csama.org (includes link to FB page) 816-246-4517.


1ST & 3RD TUESDAY – FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS, 7:00 pm., Life Springs Church, Neos Youth Center, 206 N. Webster St., Suite 112, Spring Hill, KS. Contact Kim: fibrohopeandhealing@yahoo.com or 337-852-5052.


1ST & 3RD TUESDAY – GRIEFSHARE. 7-8:30pm. Timothy Lutheran Ministries, 425 NW RD Mize Rd., Blue Springs, MO. 816-228-5300.


2ND TUESDAY – EQUIPPING BELIEVERS MIDWEST. 7:00 pm. Blue Spring, Hampton Inn, 900 NW S. Outer Rd., Blue Springs, MO 64015. Free Prayer for healing and freedom from addition, Free training to heal the sick, evangelize the lost, set the oppressed free. 913-488-6749.


2ND & 4TH TUESDAY – “WINGS OF HOPE”. Blue Springs Christian Church, 7920 S. 7 Hwy, Blue Springs, MO. A Christian based ministry to provide support for families grieving loss through miscarriage or infant death, because every life matters. Email: wingsofhope@bscc.org.


2ND & 4TH TUESDAY – MOPS. 9:00 am. Emmanuel Baptist Church, 10100 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS. 913-649-0900.


3RD TUESDAY – LUNCH & LEARN. 12:00 pm. KC First Church of Nazarene, 11811 State Line Rd. Kansas City, MO 64114. Each session will focus on a different geographical area or skill set. Please bring your own sack lunch; desserts and beverages will be provided. 816-942-9022.


WEDNESDAY – HEALING ROOMS MINISTRIES. 1:30-3:00 pm. Hope City, 5101 E. 24th St., Kansas City, MO.


WEDNESDAY WEEKLY – LIVING FREE, CHRIST-CENTERED 12 STEP PROGRAM. Front Modular , 6:30-8:00. Abundant Life Baptist Church, 414 SW Persels, LS, MO. 816-554-8181.


WEEKLY WEDNESDAY – CHRISTIAN BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NETWORK. 3:00 pm, Gusto! Coffee, 3390 SW Fascination Dr., Lee’s Summit, MO 64081. 816-767-1100.


WEDNESDAY – BREAK TIME CLUB. 9:30am-1:30pm. Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 NW R.D. Mize Rd., Blue Springs, MO 64014. Enriching environment for older adults with mental and/or physical limitation. 816-228-5300.


WEDNESDAY – AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. 11:30am-12:30pm. First Presbyterian Church, 601 E. Oak St., Pleasant Hill, MO (please use North basement entrance off Myrtle Street). Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? 816-540-6179


WEDNESDAY – CELEBRATE RECOVERY. 6:30 pm. First Baptist Raytown, 100500 E. 350 Hwy., Raytown, MO. Please enter through the rock entrance. Meet in room B-116. For info call: 816-778-1156 or www.firstbaptistraytown.com




WEDNESDAY – DELIVERANCE – BREAKING CURSES WORKSHOP. 7:00 pm. First Love Ministries Church, 4747 Hadley St., Overland Park, KS. 913-403-9644. Call Tues. – Fri. after 1 p.m.


2ND WEDNESDAY – LEE’S SUMMIT WOMEN’S PRAYER CONNECTION. 9:00 –10:30 am. In a comfortable setting, we get to know each other better and take time to pray (silently or audibly) for our nation, families, Lee’s Summit Women’s Connection, and our national organization. Call Millie Mathews for meeting location: 816-537-9898.


2ND WEDNESDAY – COFFEE CONNECT. 6:30 pm. IHOPU, 12901 S. US Highway, Grandview, MO 64030. An informal gathering with believers from different spheres of influence. www.ihopekc.org/josephcompany. (816) 763-0243


4TH WEDNESDAY – SOUTH KANSAS CITY AGLOW. 9:30 a.m. Grandview Assembly of God Church, 12400 Grandview Rd., Grandview, MO. Contact Mary Boston 816-804-5166.


LAST WEDNESDAY – CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY LUNCHEON. 12:00 pm. Levy & Craig, 1301 Oak, Kansas City, MO. First time guest free. $10. 816-559-2173.


WEEKLY WEDNESDAY – FREEDOM CLASSES. 6:30-8:00pm. Pleasant Valley Baptist, 1600 N. 291 Hwy, Liberty, MO. Meet in the west wing. 816-781-5959.


WEDNESDAY – FREE INDEED ADDICTION RECOVERY. 6:00 pm. First Baptist Raytown, 10500 E. 350 Hwy., Raytown, MO. Please enter through the rock entrance. Meet in room B-222. For information call 816-778-1156 or www.firstbaptistraytown.com.


THURSDAY – HEALING ROOMS MINISTRIES. 2:00-8:30 pm. Healing Rooms of Olathe, 1548 E Spruce, Olathe, KS 66061. M-T-W by appointment. www.healingroomsofolathe.com 913-563-2413.


THURSDAY – CELEBRATE RECOVERY MEETING. 7:00-9:00pm. Life Church, 16111 S. Lone Elm Rd., Olathe, KS 66062. 913-829-7511.


1ST THURSDAY – HEART OF AMERICA CHRISTIAN WRITERS’ NETWORK (HACWN). Evangel Temple, 1414 E 103rd St., KCMO. $3 members, $5 nonmembers. 816-942-1414.


FIRST & THIRD THURSDAY – 13-WEEK PROGRAM. GRIEFSHARE. 7:00 pm-8:30 pm. Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 RD Mize Rd., Fireplace Room, Blue Springs, MO. Participants may join the group at any session. 816-228-5300.


2ND THURSDAY – HOMESCHOOLING 101. 7:00 pm. Country Meadows Baptist Church, 4901 S. Lee’s Summit Rd., Kansas City, MO 64136. Families for Home Education offers this free class for families considering home education in Missouri. MO law and record-keeping requirements are presented, as well as curriculum ideas and area homeschooling activities. 877-696-6343.


2ND THURSDAY – FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS. 7:00 pm. Countryside Christian Church, 6101 Nall Ave., Mission, KS. Contact Yvonne info@fibrocoalition.org or call 913-384-4673.


2ND & 4TH THURSDAY – MOPS. 9:00-11:15 am. (Mothers of Preschoolers) Overland Park First Assembly of God, 7700 W 75th Street, OP, KS. A relaxed time of fellowship, encouragement, and support for mothers of children from infants to kindergarten. Childcare provided. Brunch served. RSVP appreciated. 913-432-3281 or opagmops@gmail.com


2ND & 4TH THURSDAY – ARCHDIOCESAN CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP. 7:30 pm. Catholic Life Center, Cure of Ars Parish, 9360 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS. Fellowship follows. 913-649-2026.


3RD THURSDAY – GLUTEN FREE GROUP. 7pm. Timothy Lutheran Church, Fireplace Room, 425 NW R.D. Mize Rd., Blue Springs, MO. 816-228-5300.


3RD THURSDAY – FOOD DISTRIBUTION BY HARVESTER’S. 4:00 pm. Fort Osage Church of the Nazarene, 19333 E. 24 Hwy, Independence, MO 64056. 816-796-5879.


FRIDAY – CELEBRATE RECOVERY MEETINGS. 7:00 pm. New Hope Church of the Nazarene, 4330 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64116. 12 steps program for all life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits. 816-452-8442.


FRIDAY – REFORMERS UNANIMOUS. 7PM. Fellowship Baptist Church, 901 E. 23rd St., Independence, MO. Faith based addictions program (any and all addictions). 816-252-3268.


2ND FRIDAY – FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP MEETING. 3:00-4:30 pm. Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., meeting room C., Lawrence, KS. Contact: Rachel at rachelfibro@gmail.com. 785-979-5393. (11:00 am-7:00 pm.)


2ND AND 4TH FRIDAY – MOPS. 9:30 am. Grace Christian Fellowship Church, 7230 Quivira Rd., Shawnee, KS 66216. Support group for Moms of preschool aged children. Offers creative activities, social events and learning opportunities. 913-268-6300.


4TH FRIDAY – TEEN CLUB FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES. 5:30 pm-8:30 pm. Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 NW RD Mize Rd., Blue Springs, MO. 816-228-5300.


LAST FRIDAY – TEEN CLUB FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES. 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 NW RD Mize Rd., Blue Springs, MO. 816-228-5300.


2ND SATURDAY – THE CROWN. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. MOPS, 7411 Outer Road, Odessa, MO 64076. We believe that better moms make a better world. www.mops.org 816-230-7788.


2ND SATURDAY – SIMPLY SINGLES. 7:15 pm. Timothy Lutheran Ministries, Fellowship Hall, 425 NW RD Mize Rd., Blue Springs, MO 64014. Fellowship for singles ages 35 and older. 816-228-5300.


2ND SATURDAY – FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN MAGICIANS. 10:00 am. First Baptist Church of Shawnee, 11400 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS 66203. Learn to use performing arts in ministry. Magic, balloons, clowning, storytelling, puppets and more are shared at our monthly meetings. 913-236-8808.


3RD SATURDAY – CAR CARE SATURDAY. 8:30 a.m. 9634 W. 87th Street, Overland Park, KS. Sponsored by Heartland Christian Fellowship. Provides free car care to senior citizens, single parents, and families in need. Vehicle donations accepted. Call for appointment. 913-206-4030.


3RD SATURDAY – FRIENDS OF ESTER. 11:00 am–1:00 pm. 26 N. Delaware, Butler, MO. A time of fellowship, worship, and teaching by Dr. Joyce Wallace. Comp. lunch. mggamber@sbcglobal.net


4TH SATURDAY-FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP MEETING. 10:30 am. Green Acres Market, 4175 Mulberry Dr., Kansas City, MO Northland, in Briarcliff. Contact Lola at lolarocha1@gmail.com 816-401-5856.