• Thursday, January 10 •
Game Day for Adults
North-East Public Library will host a game day for adults beginning at 10 a.m. at the library.
• Friday, January 11 •
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. This week’s theme is “Opposites.”
• Saturday, January 12 •
Learn about the Internet and what your Internet browser can do for you at the North-East Public Library at 10:30 a.m.
• Sunday, January 13 •
Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
Join Knights of Columbus Council 4613 for a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Anthony’s Parish St. Joseph Hall, 3208 Lexington, Kansas City, Mo. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage and gravy, chorizo, a potato casserole and more. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children.
• Monday, January 14 •
Literacy KC Volunteer Orientation
Learn about the causes, effects, and prevalence of functional illiteracy, and how volunteers can be part of the solution. Literacy Kansas City will host a volunteer orientation on Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. and on Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. at the American Red Cross Building, 211 W. Armour Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. Register for either session at (816) 333-9332 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Literacy Kansas City trains tutors to serve adults and older teens with free, one-on-one, confidential reading assistance throughout the greater metropolitan area; Northeast and midtown volunteers especially needed. For more details: www.literacykc.org.
• Upcoming •
Million Dollar Movie
Check out North-East Public Library’s “Million Dollar Movie” at 10 a.m. Jan. 17 at the library, 6000 Wilson Rd. There is no cost.
Scarritt Renaissance Coffee Club
The Scarritt Renaissance Coffee Club will host its monthly gathering on Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be Nancy Powell, a volunteer with the Historic Kansas City Foundation who has been giving walking tours since 1992. Powell will speak about the Historic Northeast’s parks and boulevards system and the early settlement of the area by Nathan Scarritt. All are welcome to attend, even if you don’t live in the neighborhood. Feel free to bring a sweet or savory breakfast hors d’oeuvre. Coffee will be catered by Eleos Coffee. To RSVP and to receive the meeting location, email SRCoffeeClub@kc.rr.com.
Mattie Rhodes Center, 148 N. Topping Ave., Kansas City, Mo., will host a five-week gardening class at the Center beginning on Jan. 22. The weekly classes will be held every Tuesday at 6 p.m. and are free of charge. Receive training and support on how to develop a small vegetables market booth at a local farmer’s market. Also, learn about gardening techniques and how you can find space for your own garden. Refreshments and babysitting will be available. For more information, contact Viannella, (816) 581-5677.
KCPS Community Meeting
Kansas City Public Schools will host several community meetings, including one in Historic Northeast. The Northeast meeting will be held at Gladstone Elementary, 335 N. Elmwood from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Each meeting, sponsored by the Local Investment Commission (LINC), will include free childcare, a light meal and translation services in Spanish and Somali. Participants will work in small groups led by a KCPS Board of Education member to provide input regarding KCPS. Each meeting is identical and citizens may attend one or more. General information regarding other KCPS programs and initiatives will also be available.
Cultures Without Borders Call for Artists
The Cultures Without Borders Traveling Art Exhibit, sponsored by Northeast Arts KC, is accepting applications for the 2013 show. Applications are due Jan. 31 and artwork is due for jury on Feb. 16. For more information, visit http://northeastartskc.org/prospcts.pdf.