Friday, Oct. 18

Blake Murduk, Daniel Miller and Trenton Wilbanks will be performing at 8 p.m. at The Groundhog Day Theater, 6906 N. Oak Trafficway. Admission is $10 and the show is designed for those 18 and older. A chance for standups to get stage time, try out new material or come for the laughs in a friendly, supportive atmosphere is also offered with a sign-up at 9:30 p.m. The show is at 10 p.m. The event is hosted by Hilary Hope.

Saturday, Oct. 19

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 10 a.m., Hay Day is designed for kids at the Gladstone Hy-Vee, 7117 N. Prospect Ave. At the south parking lot, the event is for children between the age of 2 and 12. Each child will earn a prize. Groups will be separated by age group with those age 2 to 5 in one group and those age 6 to 12 in another group.

Starting at 7 p.m., The Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum, 4109 NE Pleasant Valley Road, offers a rescheduled Pickin’ on the Front Porch bluegrass concert featuring The Hunt Family Band. This free, two-hour live performance is on the front yard of the historic farmhouse. Attendees should bring a blanket or lawn chair. For details, call 423-4107.

At 8 p.m., Sketching Sketches: Sketch Comedy Show Preview is at The Groundhog Day Theater. The Jelly: An Improv Jam starts at 10 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 20

At 2 p.m., The Young Comedians Comedy Show will be on stage at The Groundhog Day Theater. Tickets are $5.

Monday, Oct. 21

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 for details.

The craft group Chatty Crafters meet at 10 a.m. at the Antioch library branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library, 6060 N. Chestnut Ave. 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. At 7 p.m., visitors learn about the ghost stories that are part of the Elms Hotel & Spa in Excelsior Springs. Call 454-1306 to register for the last three programs.

At 10 a.m., the dietitian at the Gladstone Hy-Vee will take people on a tour to look at foods that may help with a diabetic diet, heart disease or general health. At 1 p.m., the dietitian will take a walk to look specifically at foods that may help with diabetes.

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, Oct. 22

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

At 9 a.m., the dietitian at the Gladstone Hy-Vee will take people on a tour to look at foods that may help with heart disease.

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 10 a.m. at the Antioch library branch. At 5:30 p.m., Reading Boosters helps kids explore history, art, literature and more. At 6:30 p.m., visitors can learn about the famous people buried in Kansas City’s Elmwood Cemetery. Call 454-1306 to register for the last two programs.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Learning & Laughter is at the Northland Shepherd’s Center, 5601 NE Antioch Road. The day, which starts at 9:30 a.m., includes the Son Shine Singers, exercise and speaker Bill Nicks, an impersonator of Octave Chanute, a key man in history in 1869 as will as a mentor to the Wright brothers in 1900-1910. Lunch is ham and beans and cornbread. Call 452-4536 to register or for other details.

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 more information, call 781-0315.

At 10 a.m., there will be blood pressure screenings at Gladstone Hy-Vee. At 1 p.m., the dietitian will take a walk to look specifically at foods that may help with diabetes.

Storytime for families is 10 a.m. at the Antioch library branch. 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 for the last program.

The Gladstone Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at Antioch Bible Baptist Church, 800 NE 72nd St. Interested persons and prospective members are welcome at any time.

Thursday, Oct. 24

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

Storytime for babies is 10 a.m. at the Antioch library branch. At 5:30 p.m., Reading Boosters helps kids explore history, art, literature and more. At 6 p.m., there will be bedtime stories. At 7 p.m., teens can meet at the library. Call 454-1306 to register for the last three programs.

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