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A taco dinner and community information night on the topic of anxiety is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. March 6 at Christ the King School, 3027 N. 54th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Ashley Smith will speak on the topic of helping students manage anxiety.

A taco dinner and salami bingo are planned at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Holy Family parish, Monsignor Mejak Hall, 513 Ohio, Kansas City, Kansas. For a $15 donation, participants will receive a bingo card, a taco dinner including three tacos, rice and dessert, and a cold beverage. The event, for those over 21, is sponsored by the Holy Family Church Altar Society.

The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., will present the program, “Holy Women, the Many Faces of St. Hildegard – Doctor of the Church,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8. The program will be presented by Sister Judith Sutera, member of Mount St. Scholastica. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Metro Lutheran Ministry has launched a fight against hunger in the Kansas City area through March 31. MLM’s food pantries in Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Mo., and the Northland help hundreds of people supplement their existing grocery budgets. Families and individuals are provided with about 20 meals a week. MLM is asking the community to help raise $140,000 to fully fund all three emergency food pantries for the next 12 months. Each dollar given between now and March 31 will be doubled, thanks to a matching gift from Blessings Abound Thrift Store in Overland Park. MLM’s food pantry in Wyandotte County is on the campus of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. For more information or to contribute, visit www.mlmkc.org.

Parkway Baptist Church, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 23 in the church classrooms. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th St., plans a Lenten mission from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 5, and Tuesday, March 6. St. Patrick Catholic Church is holding Friday fish dinners in Lent from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Fridays, March 9, 16 and 23, in the parish center at 94th and State Avenue. The cost is $10-11 for adults, $5 for children, and $30 per family. Baked cod, fried catfish, fried shrimp and boiled shrimp are available.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan., will observe the Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 9; a soup supper will follow in the parish hall. The parish will observe the fourth Sunday in the season of Lent at 10 a.m. March 11.

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. March 27 in the Fellowship Hall. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

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