1 Time is running out for free dental care – The Elks Mobile Dental Unit will be in Blue Springs through April 28 at Blue Springs Elks Lodge No. 2509, 100 N.E. Brizendine Road. The purpose of the program is to bring primary care dental services to developmentally disabled children and adults in Missouri. More than 100,000 Missouri residents have been served since 1962. This unit is equipped to provide a full range of dental services, such as X-rays, fillings, extractions, cleaning and other treatments. All services are provided at no cost to eligible patients who live in Jackson, Clay and Ray Counties. For more information, call Dr. Matthew Tinnel, Director Elks Mobile Dental Program, Truman Medical Center Lakewood, at 404-6904. For appointment on Mobile Unit, call 573-690-6003.
2 'Hail to the Chiefs' – Historian Alonzo Hamby takes an unflinching look at the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt during a discussion of his book, “Man of Destiny: FDR and the Making of the American Century,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, 4801 Main St., Kansas City. A reception will precede the event at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but reservation are required, call 816-701-3407.
3 After Hours at the Towers – The Young Professionals of Starlight Theatre are hosting their very first fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Starlight Theatre in the Cohen Community Stagehouse. The theme of this year’s event is inspired by Starlight’s 2016 production of Bullets Over Broadway, which is set in the glamorous era of Vintage 1920s Hollywood. The event will feature live music from Lost Wax, a 1920s-themed dance number, drinks and food from local favorites, a red carpet with old fashioned cars, and more, with net proceeds benefiting one of Starlight Theatre’s 11 educational programs, the Bob Rohlf Internship Program. Be sure to wear your 1920s Gatsby attire. Admission is $30 for Center Stage members; $45 for non-members. All ticket levels include beer and wine and you must be 21+ to attend. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.kcstarlight.com/events.
4 Free concert – The Spirit of Independence Concert Band will present their Spring Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at a new venue for the band, Plaza Heights Baptist Church, 1500 S.W. Clark Road, in Blue Springs. The 55-member group, under the direction of area musician and educator Jane Hicklin, will perform an hour-long program featuring a variety of musical styles. Selections include marches, the “Light Cavalry Overture,” an arrangement of “All the Things You Are” by band member Don Matthews, and a medley of tunes by The Beatles. The trombone section will be featured in “Lassus Trombone.” The Concert Band performs year-round at various locales and members range from high school and college students to retirees. Admission is free.
5 Smart Car Care – Trails West Branch of the Kansas City Public Library is holding this class from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the library, 11401 E 23rd St. S., Independence. Andy Mitchell, lead mechanic for Hertz Rental Cars at KCI, will be the speaker. Car repairs are no fun for anyone. Learn maintenance tips that will help you to keep those hard earned dollars in your pocket. Andy has worked as a mechanic for 30 plus years on a variety of makes and models of automobiles. Andy enjoys teaching young people and has served as an instructor for the local boy scouts as well as youth baseball teams for the past 20 years. This is a free event, but registration is required, call 701-3483.
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