Friday, Nov. 1

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday, Nov. 1 to 3 residents may dispose of brush and yard waste at the Public Works Facility, 4000 NE 76th Street. All containers including bags must be emptied. This is a half-price event for Gladstone residents, proof of residency will be required.

Now through Nov. 2, the Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum, 4109 NE Pleasant Valley Road, hosts the “All Hallows Eve: Halloween History and Traditions.” This exhibition is a special exhibition that examines the rich history, traditions and symbolism of Halloween and invites visitors to explore Halloween’s not-so-spooky past. Take a closer look at rare and usual Halloween costumes, decorations and masks.

Jacob Black, Eric Vallier, Nick Scott, and Mick Rice Hall will be performing at 8 p.m. at Groundhog Day Theater, 6906 N Oak Trafficway. Admission is $10 and designed for those 18 and older. Get stage time, try out new material, or just come for the laughs in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Sign up at 9:30 p.m. with the show starting at 10 p.m. The event is hosted by Hilary Hope.

Saturday, Nov. 2

The Gladstone Kiwanis Club will hold a pancake breakfast 8 to 11 a.m. at Gashland United Methodist Church, 7715 N. Oak Trafficway. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased at the door.

Monday, Nov. 4

At 10 a.m., senior adults can take a strength-training program called Life Improving Fitness Training at the Northland Shepherd’s Center, 5601 NE Antioch Road. Call 452-4536.

The Friends of Atkins-Johnson Farm board meeting is 6:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes St.

At 7 p.m., there will be a Planning Commission meeting in the council chambers, 7010 N. Holmes St.

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, Gladstone.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

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. Weigh-ins are to be completed by 9:20 a.m., and the meeting starts at 9:30. For more information, call 454-3256.

Children in kindergarten, first or second grade are eligible to receive a personal telephone call from Santa. Children attending Chapel Hill, Clardy, Gashland, Linden West, Meadowbrook and Oakwood Manor elementary schools will receive a flier at school. Call 423-4200 for more information. Registration ends Dec. 7. Calls are made between 6 to 9 p.m., Dec. 10 to 12. There is no fee.

Storytime for toddlers is 10 a.m. at the Antioch library branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library, 6060 N. Chestnut Ave. Reading Boosters explores history, literature and more. Call 454-1306 to register.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 1072 meets every Thursday 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.

Storytime for families is 10 a.m. at the Antioch library branch. Play and Learn Time is 11 a.m. At 6:30 p.m., there are English as a Second Language and English Language Learners classes for those seeking to improve their language skills. Call 454-1306 to register.

Benton House will host presentations on 2020 Medicare changes from 11 a.m. to noon at Benton House of Staley Hills, 11071 N. Woodland Ave. in Kansas City, 372-1888; and from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Benton House of Tiffany Springs, 5901 NW 88th St. in Kansas City, 505-4555. Refreshments will be served and seating is limited. Call to reserve a seat.

From 5:30 to 8 p.m., trivia night with a comedian will be at the Groundhog Day Theater. A single person can play for $5 and a team for $20.

Thursday, Nov. 7

Break Time Club starts at 9:30 a.m. The LIFT exercise class starts at 10 a.m. at the Northland Shepherd’s Center. PEPPI exercise class begins at 11:15 a.m. and Lucky Ladies Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Call the center at 452-4536 to register for any of these programs.

Storytime for babies is at 10 a.m. The Reading Boosters explores history, theater and literature at the Antioch library branch At 6:30 p.m., Kid STEAM looks at computer explorers. At 6:30 p.m., teens can play video games. At the same time, learn how to use FamilySearch. Call 454-1306 to register for the last three events.

Friday, Nov. 8

The Northland Art League will hold a Holiday Art Show of artwork by its members, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 4947 NE Chouteau Drive, Kansas City, from 5 to 8 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. The event will include snacks and wine. For more information, call Lee Hinderliter at 453-1006.