1 - Jacomo Chorale Concert – Eastern Jackson County's community chorus will present a concert of uplifting music at 7 p.m. Saturday at Outreach Restoration Branch, 723 S. Crysler Ave., Independence. The performance will be repeated on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Good Shepherd Community of Christ, 4341 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City. The Chorale, directed by Dr. Helena Vasconcellos, will sing a variety of music, including songs from "The Lion King," the Beatles and Pete Seeger. A free will offering will be taken. The Chorale, a 501(c)3 organization, rehearses weekly at Mission Woods Community of Christ in Blue Springs. They are currently recruiting members for the upcoming season which begins Aug. 18. For more information, call Nancy at 560-9148.
2 - Beach party fundraiser – The Girls Nite Out 4 Breast Cancer Beach Party Luau will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Cotillion, 1717-1721 Burdette Crossing, Blue Springs. The luau dinner is served promptly at 5 p.m. The evening includes live music, games with prizes, raffles, dancing and vendors. Admission is $25 per person. For more information and to register, visit https://sites.google.com/site/girlsniteout4bc. For questions, call JoAnne White at 806-6492.
3 - 5th Annual Independence Park Trot – The Independence Health Department has partnered with Centerpoint Medical Center to hold this certified 5K event as part of the Building a Healthier Independence Initiative. This free, family-friendly 5K will start at 8 a.m. Saturday at Waterfall Park, just south of Bass Pro Shops. Snacks and activities for all create a fun atmosphere before, during, and after the race. Children 10 and under are eligible to participate in a Kids Dash, which will begin after the completion of the 5K Run/Walk. The race is free to all participants. Online registration is now closed. Packet pick-up and in-person registration will be available from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bass Pro Shops, 18001 Bass Pro Drive, and from 7 to 7:45 a.m. near the start of the course on Saturday. For more details, visit www.independenceparktrot.com or call 325-7185.
4 - Police departments participate in “Prescription Drug Take Back” event – You may drop off items from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Drop off sites are: Independence – City Hall parking lot, 111 E. Maple Ave. (325-7258); Sugar Creek – Police Department, 1001 Heroes Way (252-7058); Blue Springs – Police Department, 1100 S.W. Smith St., and Price Chopper, 1100 S. M-7 and 1305 N. M-7 (228-0164); Lee's Summit – St. Luke's East, 100 N.E. St. Luke's Blvd. (Diagnostic Center-Medical Building entrance), John Knox Village, 1001 N.W. Chipman Road (Places-Manhattan Room), Hy-Vee, 310 S.W. Ward Road and 301 N.E. Rice Road, Price Chopper, 937 N.E. Woods Chapel Road and 251 S.W. Greenwich Drive, and Lee's Summit Medical Center, 2100 S.E. Blue Pkwy. (main entrance lobby); Raytown – City Hall parking lot, 10000 E. 59th St., and Kenagy Park parking lot, 9700 E. 79th St. (737-6018.) For questions, call the numbers above.
5 - Film Series: Sidney Lumet: The Big Picture – Lumet was a master of cinema who brought emotionally complex stories to the screen that often addressed the socially relevant issues of their times. The film “The Pawnbroker” (1965) will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday at the North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. Holocaust survivor Sol Nazerman (Rod Steiger) is a Jewish pawnbroker in Harlem who is so emotionally detached and withdrawn he neglects to act when his little shop becomes a convenient cover for a local racketeer. Join film critic and enthusiast Robert Butler as he explores the film. This is a free event, but registration is required, call 252-0950.
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