Friday, June 28
The Doug Talley Quartet will bring jazz standards to Friday in the Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m at North Kansas City’s Festival Pavilion in Macken Park, located at Howell Street and Clark Ferguson Drive. All concerts are free and open to the public.
Starting at noon, the dietitian at the Gladstone Hy-Vee, 7117 N. Prospect Ave., will offer a free store tour to look at foods that may lower cholesterol.
At 7 p.m., the Sounds on the Square concert series features Midnight Rodeo. The Kansas City band plays Top 40 country music as well as country classics, southern rock and blues. The concert is at Linden Square, 602 NE 70th St.
At 8 p.m., Patrick Hahon, Lynn Navratil and headliner Jack Merrywell will perform at The Groundhog Day Theater, 6906 N. Oak Trafficway. Admission is $10. Hilary Hope hosts an open-mic night at 10 p.m.
Saturday, June 29
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.
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 Drive in at the Square features “Mary Poppins Returns” at Linden Square. There are often some concessions for purchase and family fun prior to the movie.
At 7:30 p.m., a standup comedy showcase of southwest Missouri’s Kameron Johnson, Zach Khan, Corbin LeMaster and Layton Flatt will be at The Groundhog Day Theater. Admission is $10 and the show is recommended for those 18 and older.
Sunday, June 30
The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Good Shepherd Kansas City Church, 2800 NE 64th St. Needed blood types are A, B, O and AB. Make an appointment to donate by downloading the free Red Cross blood donor app at RedCrossBlood.org or calling (800) RED-CROSS (733-2767).
A three-hour Pride event takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. at Linden Square and will feature performances by local musicians, resource tables, art displays and more. This event is made possible with the support of The Mid American Freedom Band and the local branch of the Service Employees International Union.
Pride celebration continues following the Northland Pride Festival with a LGBTQIA comedy showcase at The Groundhog Day Theater. Performers include Kyle Hopkins, Moneisha Williams and Celeste Torrence. Doors open at 6 p.m. The show is appropriate for 18 and older. Admission is $10.
Monday, July 1
Life Improving Fitness Training, for senior adults to gain strength, is at 10 a.m. at 2800 Clay Edwards Drive. At 1 p.m., a Matter of Balance, an evidence-based program that addresses concerns seniors have about falling, will occur. Call 452-4536 to register.
At noon, the Gladstone Hy-Vee dietitian will offer a free store tour to look at possible foods to help control diabetes.
The Gladstone Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 7010 N. Holmes St.
Tuesday, July 2
The Gladstone Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at Fairview Christian Church, 1800 NE 65th St. For more information, call 587-2522.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 0015 will meet in the lounge at North Cross United Methodist Church, 1321 NE Vivion Road. The meeting starts at 9:30. For more information, call 454-3256.
Beginning Excel software class starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Antioch branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library, 6060 N. Chestnut Ave. Call 454-1306 to register.
Wednesday, July 3
Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets 9 to 10 a.m. weekly at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6409 NW 72nd St. in Kansas City North. For information, call 741-8708.
Thursday, July 4
Gladstone City Hall will be closed for Independence Day. Atkins-Johnson Farm is closed for the holiday.
The Gladstone Independence Day celebration includes the North Star Community Band. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with a preconcert, followed by a concert, presentation of the colors and a fireworks display at dusk at the Oak Grove Park, 76th Street and North Troost Avenue. Parking will be available at Oak Park High School. To ensure safety, Gladstone Public Safety Officers will be directing traffic. Gladstone ordinances prohibit discharging fireworks within the city limits.