1 Bowling for Rhinos – The Greater Kansas City American Association of Zoo Keepers will host this fundraising Bowl-a-Thon from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at Premier Bowling, 11400 E. Missouri 350, Raytown. This March marks the 31st anniversary for the GKC AAZK nationally recognized bowl-a-thon. Rhinos have lived on Earth for more than 50 million years, but may not survive the next 50, because they are being poached for their horns. Over the past 31 years, the Kansas City community has helped the GKC chapter raise more than $125,000 contributing to a nationwide success of more than $7 million. Friends of Lakeside Nature Center is the host site for the GKC AAZK chapter. Registration is $25 per bowler and includes 3 games and shoe rental. Register between 5:30 and 6 p.m. the evening of the event or online at www.kcaazk.webs.com .

2 Used book sale – The Independence Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold their annual book sale from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, in front of Macy's on the upper level of Independence Center. Regardless of who your favorite author might be, or your favorite kind of book, you'll find it at this sale. Categories include: Fiction and non-fiction, biography and autobiography, history and travel, religion and self-help, collectibles and hobbies, children's and cook books, and paperbacks of all kinds. Proceeds are used to fund scholarships given at both the local and national level.

3 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society benefit Run/Walks – There will be two events happening on Saturday, and both leave from the Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut St., Independence. The Wagon Wheel 5K Run/Walk has a start time of 8 a.m. Experience the past and present at the heart of the trails west through Harry Truman's own stomping ground around the Historic Independence Square. Run/Walk categories: Youth, teen, adult and seniors (55+). The entry fee is $25. The Super Hero Dash Fun Run/Walk has a 9:30 a.m. start time. Costumes encouraged, but not required. There will be raffles, prizes and other fun. The entry fee is $10; children 3 and under are free (stroller friendly.) To register for either event, visit www.tj4wc.weebly.com .

4 Antique Appraisal Fair – The Vaile Victorian Society will hold an antique appraisal fair on Saturday, at the Vaile Mansion, 1500 N. Liberty St., Independence. You're invited to bring in two items to be appraised for $10. Drop by anytime between 9 a.m. and noon to have your items appraised. You may pay at the door or online at eventbrite.com, look under Vaile Appraisal Fair.

5 An Alliance of Hope – The Independence School District Foundation is holding its Connecting Hearts Gala on Saturday, at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, 1228 Main St., Kansas City. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a VIP reception, followed by registration and silent auction at 6:30 p.m., dinner and program at 7:30 p.m., and music and dancing with KC Flo beginning at 9 p.m. The mission of the Independence School District Foundation is to strengthen the schools and community by expanding educational opportunities, promoting volunteerism, enhancing learning environments, and provide need-based funding and services for its students and families. To reserve your ticket or table, visit OurISDF.org , email amy_knipp@isdschools.org or call 521-5300.

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