Downtown Lee’s Summit will host its 3rd Annual Chocolate Crawl from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 6. Customers are invited to wear red, and follow the pink and red balloons to free chocolate treats and health screenings while they shop for Valentine’s Day.

Crawling for chocolate

Downtown Lee’s Summit will host its 3rd Annual Chocolate Crawl from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 6. Customers are invited to wear red, and follow the pink and red balloons to free chocolate treats and health screenings while they shop for Valentine’s Day.

Customers should follow the pink balloons to participating stores, where they can enjoy a variety of free chocolate treats and may enter to win a Valentine’s Day gift basket filled with products and gift cards. The first 300 customers to visit either A Thyme for Everything at 231 S.E. Main St. or The Living Stone at 18 S.E. Third St. the day of the event will receive a box filled with coupons from participating stores.

Downtown Lee’s Summit is also partnering with Lee’s Summit Medical Center to offer free health screenings.

 The health screenings will include cholesterol, bone density, posture assessment, blood pressure and more. These health screenings help celebrate the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement, which raises awareness about heart disease. For more information, visit www.downtownls.org or call 816-246-6598.



Organ concert for kids and young at heart

In her first year as principal organist and Director of Music for Community of Christ, Jan Kraybill began a tradition of free Super Bowl Sunday concerts. Super Bowl Sunday Recital XI will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Community of Christ Temple, River Boulevard and Walnut Street, Independence.

This free concert is designed especially for children, youth, and the young-at-heart. Groups that include at least one person under the age of 20 will have opportunity for a guided organ tour, with an up-close look at the pipes and console of the Temple’s Casavant organ, following her performance.

For more information on this and upcoming events on the Dome and Spire Series, visit http://www.cofchrist.org/dome_spire/calendar.asp.



Take a virtual trip

to Lake Woebegone

Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” has been a cornerstone of public radio for more than 30 years. Now, audiences in movie theaters across the country will have a chance to experience the program performed live from the famed Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. The broadcast will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, at area theaters.

Legendary recording artist Elvis Costello and his band will join Keillor and the cast of “A Prairie Home Companion” for this special live broadcast. This is Costello’s second performance on it, however, it will be his first time joining the cast as part of a national broadcast.

Presented in HD video and audio by NCM Fathom, “A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor” will feature several special guests, as well as regular show performers including actors Sue Scott and Tim Russell, sound-effects wizards, Tom Keith and Fred Newman, and the “Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band” led by keyboardist, composer and arranger Richard Dworsky, guitarist Pat Donohue, percussionist Peter Johnson, and bassist Gary Raynor.

These theaters will host the event: Barrywoods 24 with IMAX, 8101 N.W. Roanridge Road, Kansas City; Olathe Studio 30 with IMAX, 12075 S. Strang Line Road; Cinemark 20, 5500 Antioch Road, Merriam; Cinemark 14, The Palace, 500 Nichols Road, Kansas City; and Kansas City 18 Cinemas, 3200 Ameristar Drive.



The Year of the Tiger

Celebrate the year of the Tiger on Feb. 5 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

The Shoalin Lohan Pai Lion Dance Troupe will perform at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. in Kirkwood Hall. One of the top 10 Lion Dance teams in the country, the Troupe performs with two lions, a dai tou fut and a professional percussion team.



–Staff reports