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The 57th annual Greater Kansas City Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Kansas City Downtown Convention Center Ballroom, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, Mo. The guest speaker at the breakfast will be Lamar Hunt Jr., owner of the Kansas City Mavericks hockey team. The breakfast is co-sponsored by more than 30 area mayors. This year the breakfast will benefit the nonprofit Sheffield Place of Kansas City, which helps homeless mothers and their children become more self-sufficient. Tickets are $50 each, with online payment available. Tickets and reservations are available at www.kccmpb@aol.com or call 816-863-0992.

A chili, soup and dessert cook-off, “Ragin’ Sweet and Spicy Fest,” will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 3 at Holy Name parish, 1001 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas. There is a division for ages 13 and younger. Entries are being accepted from 3 to 4 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Stranded in the City will provide music.

“The Joy of Love,” a book by Pope Francis, will be the topic of a program from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 6 and Feb. 13, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will include an introduction, reflection and discussion on the book, which is about the vocation of the family. Kevin Kuehl and Eric Couto, Jesuit novices, will present the program. For reservations, call 913-906-8990.
The topic of the “Holy Women” program from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Keeler Women’s Center will be “St. Scholastica, Woman of Peace.” The program of St. Scholastica, twin of St. Benedict and co-founder of the Benedictine order, will be presented by Connie Anderson, oblate of Mount St. Scholastica. For information or reservations, call 913-906-8990.

A spaghetti dinner to raise funds for the Sisters, Servants of Mary, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at St. Patrick Parish Center, 94th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under age 10. Carryouts will be available.

A sweetheart dance sponsored by the German-American Edelweiss Society is planned from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at St. Mary-St. Anthony Church, 615 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The $20 admission charge includes dinner and dancing to the Willie Kirst Band.

A Boy Scout Chili Supper is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan., will observe the last Sunday after Epiphany at 10 a.m. Feb. 11. Ash Wednesday services will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 14.

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Fellowship Hall. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

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