Friday, Aug. 9

At 10 a.m., the dietitian at the Gladstone Hy-Vee, 7117 N. Prospect Ave., offers a free heart health nutrition walk to tour the store and share foods that may lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

At 7 p.m., the 2019 Sounds of the Square concert series at Linden Square, 602 NE 70th St., continues with the Steamboat Bandits, a bluegrass band from Kansas City. The Steamboat Bandits were formed at a local bluegrass festival in 2013. Instruments played consists of guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and upright bass.

At 8 p.m., Steve Kramer, Emily Lenza and headliner Rod Reyes will be at The Groundhog Day Theater, 6906 N. Oak Trafficway. Admission is $10 and the show is recommended for those 18 and older. Hilary Hope hosts an open-mic night at 10 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 10

The Gladstone Farmers Market will offer fresh produce, crafts, baked goods and other items from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. along the access street behind City Hall, located on the north side of Northeast 70th Street, next to the Linden Square bandstand and park.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a back-to-school fair at the Gladstone Hy-Vee that includes the dietitian offering healthy lunch and snack ideas.

At 10:30 a.m., Kansas City Zoo staff and docents will provide touchable artifacts and bring animals for an informal presentation and discussion at the Antioch branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library, 6060 N. Chestnut Ave. Call 454-1306 to register.

At noon, murder mystery theater comes to Gladstone with Lee Mueller’s “Murder Me Always,” a murder play within a murder play. The show needs 11 characters including five men, four women and two nonspecific. Stage and improv experience are helpful but not required. Readings will continue until a full cast is found at The Groundhog Day Theater. Contact the theater at groundhogdaycomedy@gmail.com for more details. At 9 p.m., a standup comedy showcase organized by The Character will be presented. The show is for those 18 and older. Admission is $10.

An Overeaters Anonymous support group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at North Kansas City Hospital, 2790 Clay Edwards Drive. For more information about this free event, call 691-3069.

At 7 p.m., the Goddesses of Rock Tribute Band, a group of women performing covers of more than 10 of the most popular female recording artists on the radio, will perform as part of Sounds on the Square at Linden Square.

Monday, Aug. 12

At 10 a.m., the craft group Chatty Crafters will create works of art at the Antioch library branch. Call 454-1306 to register.

From 10 to 11 a.m., a Life Improving Fitness Training class, designed to increase senior adults’ access to safe, structured and effective strength training program, meets at Northland Shepherd’s Center, 5601 NE Antioch Road. Matter of Balance class begins at 11:30 a.m. Call the Northland Shepherd Center at 452-4536 to register.

At 7:30 p.m., the Gladstone City Council will meet in the council chambers, 7010 N. Holmes St.

Tuesday, Aug. 13

The Gladstone Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. at Fairview Christian Church, 1800 NE 65th St. For more information, call 587-2522.

At 8 a.m., the Gladstone Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Coffee meets at the Laughing Place Bakery, 504 NE 70th St., Suite B.

The Gladstone Municipal Pool closes for the summer 2019 season. Pool members will receive complimentary access to Gladstone Community Center Aug. 14 through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 0015 will meet in the lounge at North Cross United Methodist Church, 1321 NE Vivion Road. Weigh-ins are to be completed by 9:20 a.m., and the meeting starts at 9:30. For more information, call 454-3256.

Storytime for toddlers is at 10 a.m. at the Antioch library branch. At 7 p.m., visitors can learn about the Kansas City River Quay mob war. Call 454-1306 to register.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10906 meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at 7027 N. Locust St. For more information, call Joe Liles at 454-3988 or visit myvfw.org/mo/post10906.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets from 9 to 10 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6409 NW 72nd St. in Kansas City North. For information, call 741-8708.

Storytime for families is at 10 a.m. at the Antioch library branch. The book group Vital Conversations meets at 1 p.m. Library visitors can learn how to use Google Docs at 2 p.m. Call 454-1306 to register.

Gladstone Kiwanis Club meets at noon at Antioch Bible Baptist Church, 800 NE 72nd St. Potential members are welcome.

Thursday, Aug. 15

Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 1072 meets at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3800 NE Parvin Road, Kansas City. The meetings are at 9:30 a.m. Weigh-in is from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 781-0315.

Break Time Club meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Northland Shepherd’s Center. LIFT exercise class starts at 10 a.m. while PEPPI exercise class begins at 11:15 a.m. At 1 p.m., there will be a Lucky Ladies support group. Call the Northland Shepherd Center at 452-4536 to register for any of these programs.

Storytime for babies is at 10 a.m. at the Antioch library branch. Kid Lit looks at bedtime stories at 6 p.m. Teens can meet at the library at 7 p.m. Call 454-1306 to register for the last two events.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 787 meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Kansas City North Community Center, 3930 NE Antioch Road. For more information, call 452-1509.

Gladstone American Legion Post No. 626 meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes St. New members are sought to develop the post. For more information, email www.al626mo.com or call 787-1548.