Posted June 5, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Friday, June 8

Newhouse Shelter Showdown
Support Newhouse, a women’s shelter, through the Newhouse Shelter Showdown event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door and includes all-you-can-eat burgers, beer and a side. Trivia and beer pong will be played. Visit

Saturday, June 9

Free Concert at Budd Park
Community United and Hope Community Church is hosting a free concert at Budd Park, St. John and Denver, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. All are invited to attend the free concert, which will also include free hot dogs and hamburgers. Bring your own chairs and blankets.

Mattie Rhodes Día de la Familia
Mattie Rhodes Center will host its Día de la Familia festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 148 N. Topping Ave., Kansas City, Mo. Activities will include health screenings, music, cooking and Zumba demonstrations, kids’ activities and more. Mattie Rhodes will also host a youth summit for 6th-12th graders from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside the center’s building which will include special speakers, a dance, a free lunch and raffle giveaways.

Crime Stoppers Shred-it Fundraiser
Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, KCPD and UMKC will host a community shred event from 8 a.m. to noon in the west parking lot of the UMKC campus, 5115 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo. Protect yourself from identify theft and bring your confidential documents to be shredded.

Monday, June 11

Literacy Kansas City Volunteer Tutor Training
Literacy Kansas City will host a series of training sessions for volunteers to teach reading, writing and spelling to adults seeking to improve their basic skills. Training sessions will be held June 11, 12, 18 and 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the American Red Cross Building, 211 W. Armour Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. For details, contact Beth Seberger, (816) 333-9332 or email

Tuesday, June 12

Independence Plaza Neighborhood meeting
Independence Plaza Neighborhood Association will host its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the basement of City Union Mission’s New Life Center Building, 1301 Olive. Special speakers include Eric Stafford, 23rd District candidate, and John James, Wendell Phillips Neighborhood president.