Posted August 21, 2012 at 11:45 pm


 • Thursday, August 23 •

La Chalupa Farmer’s Market
Mattie Rhodes Community Center, 148 N. Topping, will host La Chalupa Farmer’s Market every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Mattie Rhodes parking lot. EBT/SNAP cards will get extra dollars for local produce.


 • Friday, August 24 •

Knights of Columbus Karaoke
Join Knights of Columbus Council 4613 for a night of karaoke, dance and music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, 3208 Lexington, Kansas City, Mo. Food will be available for purchase.


Story Time and Craft
Join North-East Public Library for its weekly story time and craft at 10:30 a.m. Parents and kids will enjoy stories geared toward toddlers and pre-schoolers.  Get ready for songs, tongue twisters  and dramatic play.


 • Saturday, August 25 •

 Scarritt Renaissance Coffee Club
The Scarritt Renaissance Coffee Club meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at 117 N. Gladstone Blvd. All are invited. Guest speaker is Julian Zugazagoitia, director of the Nelson-Atikins Museum of Art. Please RSVP to Darlene Victoria de Lyon at


Community Health Fair
A Community Health Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 2732 Benton Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. Free health screenings, education and health resources will be available to attendees. Refreshments and beverages will be provided.


Graffiti Abatement Training
Kansas City’s Graffiti Abatement Program is offering training for area residents regarding proper usage of city provided power washers. A representative from Hotsy Equipment Company will also be on site at 4900 Swope Parkway at 9 a.m. to provide instructions on using the Taginator graffiti removal product. Those interested in abating graffiti are invited to attend.



•Sunday, August 26 •

Community Resource Fair
A Community Resource Fair hosted by the Penny Mill Foundation will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Blue Valley Park, 23rd and Topping. Activities will include special speakers, games, music, face painting and more.


Deferred Action Application Center
CCO and Kansas/Missouri DREAM Alliance will operate a Deferred Action Application Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Guadalupe Centers Inc., 1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez, Kansas City, Mo. Trained volunteers and immigration attorneys will be on hand to assist with applications. Interested individuals are asked to register for the event at Deferred action is for those who illegally arrived in the U.S. as a child.



• Tuesday, August 28 •

NEKC Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. at Grace Church of the Nazarene, 4300 Independence Ave. Topics will include Google Fiber and the upcoming Cliff Hanger Run. To reserve a lunch plate, please RSVP by Aug. 27 to Cost is $15 for lunch or free without lunch.


KC Museum’s Community Curator Series
Kansas City Museum will host its monthly community curator program at Union Station, 30 West Pershing Rd. Cost is free. Michele Fricke of the Kansas City Art Institute will highlight the Katherine Barker collection of pitchers and vases.



 • Upcoming •

Richard’s Country Jam
Join Knights of Columbus Council 4613 for a night of dancing and country music by Richard Lalla from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 31 at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, 3208 Lexington, Kansas City, Mo. Food will be available for purchase.


KC Museum’s Family Fun Day
Join the Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., for its First Sunday Family Fun Day from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 2. September’s theme is printmaking. Families can experiment with Gyotaku fish printing, discover  Batik printing, make flower rubbing collages and more. Cost is free.