Friday, Aug. 16

Hogfish Gumbo will bring the music of New Orleans to Friday in the Park at North Kansas City’s Festival Pavilion in Macken Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

At 7 p.m., the 2019 Sounds of the Square concert series at Linden Square, 602 NE 70th St., continues with the group Switch.

At 8 p.m., Steve Kramer, Nick Scott, Ryne Thorson and Mick Rice Hall will perform at The Groundhog day Theater, located at 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. 17

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.

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. Contact the theater via Facebook by searching “The Groundhog Day Theater” for more details.

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

Sunday, Aug. 18

Celeste Torrence will invite three guests from among her comedy favorites to perform three sets in her standup showcase at The Groundhog Day Theater. Guests will be Colby Cusick, Jeremy Smith and 2019 Clean Comedy Challenge winner Andrea Caspari-Spears. The show is for those 18 and older. Admission is $10.

Monday, Aug. 19

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

Craft group Chatty Crafters meets at 10 a.m. at the Antioch branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library, 6060 N. Chestnut Ave. Call 454-1306 to register.

Northern Nights Toastmasters meet at 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at First Bank of Missouri, 5959 NE Antioch Road.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

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

The Bookaholics book group meets at 11 a.m. at the Antioch library branch. At 6:30 p.m., there will be an introduction to zen meditation. Call 454-1306 to register.

At 5:30 p.m., the Gladstone Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meets at the Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes St.

At 6:30 pm, Rep. Judy Morgan will speak on what “Good Government” means at the North Patrol Police Station, Community Conference Room, 11000 NW Prairie View Road. Light refreshments will be served at this free event. RSVP at

Wednesday, Aug. 21

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

At 2 p.m., guests can learn how to use Google Sheets at the Antioch library branch. At 6:30 p.m., there are ELL/ESL classes for nonnative English-speaking adults who need to improve their English. Call 454-1306 to register for both programs.

At 4 p.m., a Business After Hours meeting will be at the Hideout Bar and Grill, 6948 N. Oak Trafficway.

At 5 p.m., there will be a kids cooking class at the Gladstone Hy-Vee, 7117 N. Prospect Ave. There will be taco boats and homemade fruit salsa. Call 452-6500 or stop by the customer service desk for more details.

Thursday, Aug. 22

Break Time Club meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Northland Shepherd’s Center. The LIFT exercise class starts at 10 a.m. and PEPPI exercise class begins at 11:15 a.m. Call the center at 452-4536 to register for any of these programs.

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 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. For details, call 781-0315.

At 6 p.m., families can explore children’s bedtime stories at the Antioch library branch. Call 454-1306 to register.

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 details, call 452-1509.