• Wednesday, January 30 •
Communities Creating Opportunities Film Series
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.” RSVP to Wendy Medina, 816-221-9900 or email@example.com.
• Thursday, January 31 •
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.
Women’s Self Defense Class
A Women’s Self Defense Class will be held 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 www.abwaden.org. The class is sponsored by the American Business Women’s Association.
• Friday, February 1 •
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, February 2 •
City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Budget Hearing
The City of Kansas City will host a public budget hearing to discuss the proposed $1.4 billion budget. Meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Robert J. Mohart Multi-Purpose Center, 3200 Wayne Ave.
North-East Book Club
North-East Public Library will host a book club at 2 p.m.
• Tuesday, February 5 •
English as a Second Languare (ESL) 13-week Course
Eleos Coffee, 3401 Independence Ave., Kansas City, Mo., will host a 13-week ESL course every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Practice speaking English with a native speaker. For questions, call Rich, (816) 231-3401. http://www.eleoscoffee.com
Join the North-East Public Library at 5 p.m. for it’s Wimpy Club to celebrate your favorite book series. Ages 8-12 are welcome and activities will include reading from the book, acting out scenes, crafts and games.
• Upcoming •
Scarritt Monthly Meeting
Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association will host its monthly meeting on Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Museum. Topic is 2013 activities for the neighborhood and special speaker will be a representative from Google.
Valentine’s Day Papermaking
Explore the ancient methods of papermaking using everyday, off-the-shelf products and recycled materials to make artful sheets of unique paper just in time for Valentine’s Day. Bring dryer lint, glitter, ribbons, yarns, and other materials to be incorporated in your one of-a-kind papers. The class will be held at Back Door Pottery, 3922 St John Ave., KCMO. Tools will be provided. Cost is $34 and class will be held Feb. 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more info., call Rebecca Koop, (816) 483-6964 or email firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.backdoorpottery.com
The 25th Annual Calico Cut-ups Quilt Show will be held Feb. 8-9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Salvation Army Community Center, 14700 E. Truman Rd., Independence, Mo. Admission is free.
Vietnamese New Year
Celebrate the Vietnamese New Year at Pho Hoa, 1447 E. Independence Ave., Kansas City, Mo., at noon Feb. 10. Activities will include a dragon dance, food, drinks and entertainment. All proceeds will go to the churches and temples to support orphan children of Vietnam.
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.
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.