The holiday spirit grows a little warmer tonight during Christmas Eve at the Historic Pilgrim Chapel. Hosts Roger and Liz Coleman conduct a free event that features traditional carols and communion. Guest musicians Danny Cox, Bob Walkenhorst, Una Walkenhorst, Dave Nace, Kaye Johnston and Michael Johnston perform amid the candles. Also: a dramatic reading of Roger Coleman’s new children’s book, The Pope and the Snowman. The service, which is open to all, begins at 7:30 p.m., and a reception follows. Formerly the Pilgrim Lutheran Church for the Deaf, Pilgrim Chapel is located at 3801 Gillham Road. For more information about the event or the chapel, call 816-753-6719 or see

Thu., Dec. 24, 7:30 p.m., 2009