Here's a taste of what's happening in the area.

Living History Day Saturday in Lexington
Step back in time and enjoy Living History Day on Saturday at the Battle of Lexington Historic Site in Lexington, Mo. This event, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Friends of the Anderson House, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Experience daily life during the mid-1800s, including authentic wool spinning, a sutler’s tent, military drill/gun demonstration, children’s games and period crafts. At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Jean Warren, Civil War sutler/expert, will speak about “Life During the Border War Years.”
This event is free and open to the public, the regular fee applies for tours of the Anderson House. For more information, call 660-259-4654 or visit www.mostateparks.com.

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Special event at Kansas City Zoo
Jazzoo 2009 will roll out the red carpet on June 5 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Kansas City Zoo and the 20th Anniversary of Jazzoo! A patron party will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., with Jazzoo from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the Zoo.
Those attending will enjoy an evening of unlimited food, drink and music while making a real, tangible impact on your community Zoo. Jazzoo funds support a special diet for more than 1,000 animals and also supports the Zoo Learning Fund, a fund designed to create educational programs for more than 47,000 area children annually.
Attire is “creative black tie.” Guests will be able to ride the train to and from the Patron party and around Jazzoo. For more information, visit www.jazzookc.org.

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2009 Wings Over  Whiteman Air Show
The public will once again have an opportunity to view the world’s premier weapon system, the B-2 Spirit, the workhorse of the Global War on Terror, the A-10 Thunderbolt II, and a host of military and civilian aircraft during this event.
This free event will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6, with the opening ceremony beginning at 10:30 a.m., at Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster, Mo.
In the past, Wings Over Whiteman has included military and civilian aerial acts, static displays and booths showcasing military history and capabilities, and this year will be no exception.
For more information, visit www.wingsoverwhiteman.com or call 660-687-NEWS.

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Anytime Fitness shows appreciation to clients
Today, Anytime Fitness is showing its appreciation to its more than 500 members by throwing a party in the parking lot.
Wheelchair races, tire flipping, beam walking, games, a band, great food spread and awesome door prizes to say thank you for five years in Blue Springs.
Party is from 6-9 p.m. 1621 S. Missouri 7. For more information call 816-224-8038.

- Staff reports