Saturday events

Blood drive planned Jan. 5
TRC Community will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Turner Recreation Commission gym, 831 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The blood drive is in memory of Jessie Gentry. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit or call 816-753-4040. Drop-in or scheduled donations are accepted. The scheduling code for TRC is Enter Group Code: CB7O (last digit is an O not zero) .

Spanish singing lessons planned
The South Branch Library will hold Spanish singing lessons for children from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Conference Room B, 3104 Strong Ave. Sandra Zamora is in charge of the program. Children of different ages will learn to cultivate their voices.

Movie to be shown at library
The Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., will show the movie, “Smallfoot,” from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, in the second floor auditorium. The movie is rated PG. The movie is for adults and senior adults.

S.T.E.A.M. storytime planned
A S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) storytime is planned from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the craft room at the Main Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. This program is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Those attending will do an experiment with water temperatures, freezing and melting. They will make a craft, snow storms in a jar.

Book club to meet
Infinite Shades of Brown, a book club that discusses African-American books, will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the first floor program room, Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. This month’s book discussion is about “The House on Harbor Hill” by Shelly Stratton.

Storytime to include painting a picture
A children’s storytime will include painting a picture inspired by a book from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Snowman is the theme of the program.

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