Posted January 23, 2013 at 12:00 am

• Wednesday, January 23 •


Building Safe Communities in Northeast
The monthly community meeting, Building Safe Communities in Northeast, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Mattie Rhodes Community Center, 148 N. Topping. All are welcome to attend to discuss concerns and find solutions.



• Thursday, January 24 •


Out Loud
Out Loud is a program where teens can hang out, share dramatic readings from popular young adult books and scripts, and learn about acting and storytelling under the guidance of theatre professional and librarian Meghann Henry. Out Loud will be held at 6 p.m. at the North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd.



• Friday, January 25 •


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, January 26 •


2013 Ice Bowl
Kansas City Flying Disc Club will host its 26th Annual KC Ice Bowl at Rosedale Disc Golf Course, Rosedale Park, Kansas City, Kan., on Jan. 26-27.  To sign up for the event, contact Ben Crosby at (785) 393-1555 or email Proceeds will benefit the Bishop Sullivan Center located in Historic Northeast.



• Sunday, January 27 •


Sunday Family Movie
Check out North-East Public Library’s Sunday Family Movie at the library at 2 p.m.



• Upcoming •


Women’s Self Defense Class
A Women’s Self Defense Class will be held Jan. 31 from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, 1601 N. Universal Dr., Kansas City, Mo. Cost is $25 and space is limited to 100. To register, visit The class is sponsored by the American Business Women’s Association.


Gardening class
Mattie Rhodes Center, 148 N. Topping Ave., Kansas City, Mo., is hosting a five-week gardening class at the Center which began 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.


CCO Monthly Film Series
Communities Creating Opportunities (CCO) will begin hosting a monthly film series to highlight critical issues affecting the KC metro. The films will be shown at 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month at CCO’s new offices, 2400 Troost on the fourth floor of the KCMO Health Department. This month’s film is “A Better Life,” and will be shown on Jan. 30.  RSVP to Wendy Medina, 816-221-9900 or


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


Beads, Beans and Beers
Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce will host its annual fundraiser, Beads, Beans and Beers, at the Askew Inn, 3600 Independence Ave., Kansas City, Mo., on Feb. 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door and includes red beans and rice, beads and one beer. Other activities will include a costume contest for best King and Queen Costume and Mask and raffle drawings.