Taste of United Way, 11:45 a.m., United Way, 118 S. Fifth St. Enjoy a free light lunch and learn more about services for those experiencing homelessness. For reservations, call 816-364-2381 or visit

Genealogy help, 2 to 4 p.m., St. Joseph Public Library, Downtown branch, 927 Felix St. Adults can get help with their genealogy search. For information, call 816-232-8151.

Healthy Balance Counseling Center/Restoration Therapy Services open house, 4 to 7 p.m., 1009A W. St. Maartens Drive. Local therapists Lisa Fisher LPC, and Harriet Gordon LPC, will host an open house at their new private practices. Enjoy a gourmet hot chocolate bar while getting answers to your questions about counseling or mental health.

American Legion Riders turkey dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., American Legion, 501 E. Price St., Savannah, Missouri. Serving turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, dessert and drink. Donation requested is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger.

Tenderloins and more, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Eagles Aerie & Auxiliary No. 49, 2004 N. Belt Highway. Serving tenderloins and other assorted sandwiches. Net proceeds go to support local heart charities.


Memory Rider’s Cafe, 10 a.m. to noon, Word of Life Church, 3902 N. Riverside Road. Event is a monthly social gathering for those with memory loss and their care partners in the community. Sponsored by Mosaic Life Care Hospice and Northwest Missouri Regional Office of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Holiday tea, 4 to 6 p.m., Wyeth-Tootle Mansion, 1100 Charles St. Enjoy a taste of European architecture and holiday décor during a holiday tea. Event includes tea, champagne, curried chicken salad, smoked salmon, tea sandwiches and treats. Cost is $35 and reservations are required. To register, visit or call 816-232-8471.

Super STEAM Society, 4:30 p.m., St. Joseph Public Library, East Hills branch, 502 N. Woodbine Road. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade can make pop-up cards. For information, call 816-236-2136.

Arts and Carafes, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick Ave. Enjoy an evening of paint and wine. Event is for all skill levels. For registration, call 816-233-7003 or visit

Learn to knit a gift for your pet, 6 p.m., Rolling Hills Library, Savannah branch, 514 W. Main St., Savannah, Missouri. To register, visit or call 816-324-4569.

Curious George family storytime, 6:30 p.m., Rolling Hills Library, Belt branch, 1904 N. Belt Highway. Families can listen to a Curious George story, make crafts and meet George himself. For information, call 816-232-5479.

“Mystery of the Christmas Star,” 7 p.m., Bushman Planetarium, Agenstein Hall, Missouri Western State University campus. Discover a scientific explanation for the star the wise men followed to find baby Jesus. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children, students, seniors and military. Tickets can be purchased online at or in Agenstein Hall Room 140 during regular business hours.

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