Kansas City events: Fun things to do this weekend

Got any plans for the weekend, yet? With the holiday season in full gear, there's no shortage of things going on this weekend in and around Kansas City!

While most of the events below are holiday-themed, there are even a few things for the Grinch in your life who isn't in the spirit!

Santa Cause
41 Action News and 38 The Spot will be collecting toys for area children at three area Walmarts.

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Various locations
www.kshb.com/santacause

Santa's Secret Workshop for Kids 4-12
Children can meet with Santa and go shopping for friends or relatives. Gifts are priced from $1 to $12.

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pine Ridge Church, 7600 Northeast Barry Road, Kansas City North

Santa Paws
Have your pets, kids or family picture taken with Santa Claus.
$5 for a photo or $10 for an electronic file

Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 1 through Dec. 23. 12 to 4 p.m. The Country Club Plaza (across from Fogo do Chao)
http://www.hsgkc.org/events_calendar.html#santapaws

Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast will feature pancakes prepared by Chris Cakes. Sausage and orange juice will also be provided.
$7 for children 3 to 12, $9 for 13 and older.

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. 8:30 to 11 a.m. Community Building, 115 W 11th St., Lawrence, Kan.
http://web.ci.lawrence.ks.us/lists/archive.php?x=4219

Rathbun Memorial Game
An exhibition soccer match will be held in honor of Tyler Rathbun, who was killed recently in an ATV accident. The match will pit Rathbun's former SM East teammates against his former Sporting Blue Valley club teammates.
Admission is free.

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. 7 p.m. Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium on the UMKC campus

Jingle Bell Run/Walk
The Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell/Run Walk raises awareness of arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability; while raising desperately needed funds for research, education, and government advocacy to improve the lives of people living with arthritis.

Saturday, Dec. 8; Festivities at 8 a.m.; Race at 9 a.m. Carnegie Building, 200 W 9th St., Lawrence, Kan. http://www.arthritis.org/jingle-bell-run.php

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