Friday, Sept. 27

The swing group MEL-O-TONES will bring the music of Germany 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. Every event features a drawing for prizes donated by local businesses.

The Rusty Laffoon Band of Kansas City will blend southern rock, country, blues and an eclectic collection of cover tunes at 7 p.m. at Linden Square, 602 N. 70th St. The Sounds on the Square shows are family friendly. Patrons are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating.

Ryne Thorson and headliner Mike Saccone will perform at The Groundhog Day Theater, 6906 N. Oak Trafficway. Admission is $10. The show is designed for those 18 and older. An open-mic night will also take place. Sign-up is at 9:30 p.m. with the show starting at 10 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 28

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.

Bennett & Dennis Herrick Memorial American Legion Post 626 members will be holding a Bridging the Generational Gap community walk starting at 9 a.m. at Happy Rock Park, 7600 NE Antioch Road. There will be snacks and lawn games too.

The last regular season Saturday chance to ride the Kansas City Northern Miniature Railroad will be in Frank Vaydik Park, 6060 NW Waukomis Drive. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fare is 75 cents.

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 details, call 691-3069.

Sunday, Sept.29

The last regular season Sunday chance to ride the Kansas City Northern Miniature Railroad in Frank Vaydik Park will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fare is 75 cents.

Noble Freeman and his comedy friends will present a comedy showcase at The Groundhog Day Theater. Guests are Rainy Berkowitz, Nick Scott, Cameron Whitfield, Celeste Torrence and headliner Teague Hayes. The show is recommended for those 18 and older. Admission is $10.

Monday, Sept. 30

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.

At 6:30 p.m., there will be English as a Second Language classes for adults who need to improve their English skills at the Antioch library branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library, 6060 N. Chestnut Ave. Call 454-1306 to register.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

The Gladstone Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. 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.

Storytime for toddlers is 10 a.m. at the Antioch library branch. Reading boosters begins at 5:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., visitors can learn how genealogists get creative in searching for records after some have been destroyed by fire, water or stolen by thieves. Call 454-1306 to register for the last two events.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

At 10 a.m., adults can learn how to use beginning Microsoft Excel including spreadsheet navigation at the Antioch library branch. Call 454-1306 to register. Storytime for families is 10 a.m. Play and learn time for preschoolers is at 11 a.m. At 6:30 p.m., there are more ELL/ESL classes for adults who need to improve their English. Call 454-1306 to register.

There will be a monthly trivia night with comedy starting at 7:30 p.m. at The Groundhog Day Theater. It costs $5 per person to play and teams are recommended.

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, Oct. 3

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.

Storytime for babies is at 10 a.m. at the Antioch library branch. At 5:30 p.m., kids can join in reading boosters. At 6 p.m., there will be bedtime stories. Call 454-1306 to register for the last two events. Teen screen is at 7 p.m.

The 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 452-4536 to register for any of these programs.

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.