• Wednesday, October 17 •
VFW Pumpkin Decorating Contest
VFW Post 9997 will host the 4th Annual John Dowell Pumpkin Decorating Contest from noon to 4 p.m. at the post, 6801 Wilson Rd., Kansas City, Mo. For the contest, there will be three age groups and the top three in each group will receive a prize. KCFD, Kansas City Mounted Patrol and the National Guard will also be in attendance. KC Stangle will provide children’s karaoke. Drawings and prizes will given away throughout the day.
• Thursday, October 18 •
Million Dollar Movie
Check out North-East Public Library’s “Million Dollar Movie” at 10 a.m. at the library, 6000 Wilson Rd. Refreshments will be provided.
• Friday, October 19 •
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, October 20 •
Pendleton Heights Costume Party
Pendleton Heights will host a costume party fundraiser at AJ’s Bar, 2618 Independence Ave., Kansas City, Mo., from 7:30 p.m. to close. Proceeds will go toward funding off-duty KCPD officers to patrol the neighborhood. The night will include a bake sale, silent auction, music and costume contest. Cost is $10 at the door.
NEKCHS Homes Tour
Northeast Kansas City Historical Society will host a Fall Homes Tour from noon to 5 p.m. Cost is $15. Tickets may be purchased online at www.nekchs.com or the day of the event at the sales tent, 1851 Pendleton Ave. For questions, call 816-221-9245.
• Sunday, October 21 •
Hard hat tours
Take a 90-minute tour of Corinthian Hall, the more than 100-year-old home of lumber baron Robert A. Long and his family, with Kansas City Museum Director Christopher Leitch. Advance registration is required and cost is $5. Tour begins at 12:30 p.m.
Sunday Family Movie
Check out North-East Public Library’s Sunday Family Movie at the library at 2 p.m.
• Tuesday, October 23 •
Community Curator Program
Join the Kansas City Museum for its monthly Community Curator Program. The program will be held at Union Station at 6:30 p.m. and Stuart Hinds will talk about the history of Kansas City’s female impersonators.
• Upcoming •
Not-So-Scary Halloween Show
Visit the North-East Public Library for Dino O’Dell’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Show at 10:30 a.m. O’Dell will sing and tell stories of space aliens, monsters under the bed and swimming in peanut butter. Wear your Halloween costume, too!
Scarritt Renaissance Coffee Club
Scarritt Renaissance Coffee Club will host its monthly meeting on Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feel free to bring a savory or sweet breakfast hors d’oeuvres. Eleos Coffee will cater the drinks. Special speaker will be antique expert and Director of Webster House Keitha Kaminski. All are invited to attend. For the meeting address, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shaman’s Fire Performance
Shaman’s Fire will perform at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. at the St. John Gardens, 3916-3920 St. John Ave., on Oct. 27. The event is free and will also include a camp fire with s’mores and hot dogs following both performances. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.
Spanish Lecture at St. Anthony’s
Julian Zugazagoitia, director and CEO of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, will deliver a lecture in Spanish at St. Anthony Church, 309 Benton Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., on Monday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. Zugazagoitia will talk about the spiritual experience of art and his experiences growing up in Mexico, observing the Day of the Dead. The event is open to the public.