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The Knights of Columbus, Marian Council 3768, are sponsoring a concert by the Hrvatski Obicaj Tamburasi, Croatian tamburitza music, at 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at Christ the King Church, Davern Hall, 3024 N. 53rd St. A suggested donation of $10 will be requested, which will be donated to St. Joseph’s orphanage in Croatia, and deducted from a purchase of Don Wolf’s book, “Croatian Love Story.” At 2 p.m., Wolf will give a slide presentation about his book, focused on Croatian immigrants to Kansas City, Kan., their struggles and joys in living in an ethnic neighborhood and reconnecting with Croatians in the old country.
Edwardsville United Methodist Church Second Saturday Supper is from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at 302 N. 4th St., Edwardsville. Chili and vegetable soup will be served, as well as salads, desserts and drinks. Suggested donations are $8 for adults and $4 for children.
Grandview Christian Church, 8550 Parallel Parkway, is collecting canned goods for Help 3:17, a local food pantry.
The Asante Children's Choir from Eastern Africa will be performing at 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at Living Water United Methodist Church, 3001 N. 115th. The concert is free and open to all. The children will perform traditional African music, drum music, and dance. The choir is made up of 20 children from East Africa (ages 7-15).
Persons of all Christian traditions are invited to participate in Taizé prayer at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in Annunciation Chapel on the campus of the Mother House of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, 4200 S. 4th St., Leavenworth, Kan. Taizé prayer is a meditative, candlelit service that includes simple chants sung repeatedly, silence, and prayers of praise and intercession. These prayer services emerged from an ecumenical community of monks in Taizé, France. For more information, visit www.marillaccenter.org or call 913-680-2342.
A spaghetti dinner to benefit the Sisters, Servants of Mary, is scheduled on Sunday, Feb.2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at St. Patrick Parish Center, 94th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kan. Donations are $8 for adults and $3 for children. The meal will include Italian sausage and spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Carryout meals are available for Super Bowl Sunday. The event will also feature a variety booth. The Sisters, Servants of Mary, are a group of women religious with a nursing ministry. They provide in-home nursing care, free of charge, throughout the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area for persons who are critically ill or dying. They live solely from the donations of their friends and benefactors and fund-raising efforts like the spaghetti dinner. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information, call 913-371-3423.
St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th St., is planning a Pasta and Bingo night at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. Pasta, roll, salad, dessert, tea or lemonade will be available for $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger, or $20 per family. There will be a charge for bingo cards.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1300 N.18th St., will hold Bible study sessions focused on the Acts of the Apostles with 6 p.m. Thursday dinner meetings starting Jan. 23 and continuing through February.
Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., will hold an all-you-can-eat biscuit and gravy breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. The donation will be $5 per person. Proceeds will help pay for a youth trip to the Young Christian Weekend in Branson, Mo. The church will hold its annual meeting following the first service at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9.