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Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., is planning an ice cream social after the 4 p.m. Mass Saturday, Aug. 25. There will be food, games and bingo.
The Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 111 S. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas, will sponsor a Vacation Bible School at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8.
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Scripture Study and Reflection group will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Heather Neds.
A Gospel Non-Violence Study Group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Peg Burns Kerbawy.
A Prayer and Movement group will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group will focus on reflection of the scriptures, contemplation and body movement. The Keeler Women’s Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters. Call 913-906-8990 for more information and reservations.
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, will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 20 in the church classrooms. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org 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 samaritanspurse.org/volunteerwithOCC.
The annual Croatian Festival will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 708 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Authentic Croatian foods including sarma (cabbage rolls), sausage sandwiches, cibanac (beef stew), povitica (nut bread) and apple strudel will be available. Music will be performed by Hrvatski Obicaj, a group dedicated to preserving Croatian music. A free dance will begin at 9 p.m., with music by Kolograd. The event includes cold beer, beverages, hamburgers and hot dogs for sale, and there will be booths and Strawberry Hill T-shirt sales. For more information, visit stjohnthebaptistcatholicchurch.com.
Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan., will observe the twelfth Sunday in the season of Pentecost at 10 a.m. Aug. 12. The parish will hold an indoor potluck picnic immediately following the service in the parish hall.
Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the church fellowship hall. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
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