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Our Lady and St. Rose Catholic Church, 8th and Quindaro, Kansas City, Kansas, will hold its annual block party from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.

Parkway Baptist Church, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, June 25, in the church classrooms. To schedule a donation, visit or call 816-753-4040.

Volunteers are needed for Samaritan’s Purse’s project, Operation Christmas Child. In this program, led by the Rev. Franklin Graham, volunteers fill shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The shoeboxes are given to needy children. Operation Christmas Child has delivered more than 157 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries since 1993. This year, the local Kansas City, Kansas West Area Team hopes to collect 15,782 shoebox gifts to contribute to the 2018 global goal of reaching more than 11 million children in need. Shannon Zaring leads the local Kansas City, Kansas, West Area Team for Operation Christmas Child. To learn more about joining the Kansas City, Kansas West Area Team Area Team or to apply for leadership opportunities, visit

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th, Kansas City, Kansas, is planning a Patriotic Picnic at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1. Those attending will bring a meat dish and a side dish or dessert.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will observe the sixth Sunday in the season of Pentecost at 10 a.m. July 1.

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