Kansas City Community News Collection: Holiday Events & Info

We cooled a bit from our typically hot lava schedule of posting.

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Tonight we attempt to keep the fire and share a few nicer local links as a placeholder for the morning update which might or might be happening before noon.

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39,000 pounds of food donated to Jackson County food pantries

Many families in eastern Jackson County will have more on their dinner plate this holiday season.All thanks to a donation that has come a long way."Certainly living in an economic time where prices of soared," Doug Cowan with the Community Services League said.

Patrick Mahomes credits brother Jackson with son's nickname Bronze

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes' newborn son will go by the same name as his father, but will also go by Bronze, a name brought forward by his uncle. Bronze is the newest member of the Mahomes family, and his name fits a theme Patrick and his wife Brittany have used for their pets and first-born daughter, Sterling.

Neal Jones' Top 5: Holiday pop-up bars

It's the holiday season and a new craze is taking over Kansas City! With tonight's Top 5 segment, KCTV5's Neal Jones is getting into the "holiday spirits."

Kansas City's Toys for Tots short 20k toys this Christmas; how to donate

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Thousands of Kansas City-area children may go without this Christmas unless the community steps up to help, according to Toys for Tots. Each year the U.S. Marines' program collects donated toys and distributes them to underprivileged children. Last year Toys for Tots gave gifts to 33,000 children.

The best KC events in December 2022

The Holiday season is in full-swing in KC with a big slate of Christmas concerts, shows and events. Here's where we'll be in December 2022.

Stacked lineup of thrilling shows announced for Kansas City Actors Theatre's 2023

Kansas City Actors Theatre announces its 2023/24 lineup // Photo Courtesy of Kansas City Actors Theatre The 19th season of Kansas City Actors Theatre comes to the metropolitan area in 2023 with an impressive array of classics, new works, and modern adaptations to be featured onstage.

December lightings, Santa sightings, and entertainment

By Kady Cramer Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting at The View: December 1, 6 pm 13500 Byars Rd, Grandview, MO It's a magical moment when Mayor Leonard Jones flips the switch and lights up the Mayor's Christmas Tree.

Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers believes students can help curb school threats, violence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers believes students can play a part in curbing threats against schools and violence in the Kansas City area. KSHB 41 has reported on at least four threats in the last two months, including one middle school forced to have extra security on Wednesday.

After 20 years, Paulie's Penguin Playground in Olathe announces this is their last year

OLATHE - The owners of Paulie's Penguin Playground in Olathe announced Tuesday that this will be their final year after 20 years of showing off nearly 200 inflatables at their home. The Christmas display helps raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

A brief warmup is on the way

There are increasing clouds Wednesday night with lows in the low and mid-20s. Sunny, windy, and warmer with highs near 50 arrive Thursday. Friday will be windy and warmer, with highs in the low and mid-60s. Colder air returns Saturday with highs in the upper 30s.

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