• Thursday, February 21 •
McCoy School Repurposing Meeting
Representatives with the Kansas City Public Schools will meet with the Blue Valley Neighborhood Association to discuss options for the now shuttered McCoy school. Meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Saint Paul School of Theology, Holter Hall, 5123 E. Truman Rd.
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.
Tommy Terrific Magic Show
In honor of Black Histroy Month, Tommy Terrific will be performing a magic show about the African-American scientist and inventor George Washington Carter. The show will feature magic tricks related to Carver’s promotion of peanuts, sweet, potatoes and more. This show is appropriate for children of all ages and will be held at 5 p.m. at the North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd.
• Friday, February 22 •
Story Time and Craft
Join North-East Public Library for its weekly story time and craft at 10:30 a.m. geared toward toddlers and pre-schoolers.
• Sunday, February 24 •
Sunday Family Movie
Check out North-East Public Library’s Sunday Family Movie at the library at 2 p.m.
• Tuesday, February 26 •
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.
NE Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
The Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly luncheon at Pho Hoa Noodle Soup, 1447 Independence Ave., Kansas City, Mo. Agenda will include the I-70 study and the Kansas City Urban Design Center students, who are studying the Independence Avenue corridor and creating design elements for the Avenue. RSVP to 816-231-3312 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $15 and includes lunch.
• Upcoming •
NEKC Historical Society Membership Meeting
The Northeast Kansas City Historical Society will host a membership meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at the carriage house at the Kansas City Museum. Please come through the north side of the property (behind the Museum from Norledge Avenue). To learn more about NEKCHS, visit www.nekchs.com.
Wounds That Heal Fundraiser
Come support Newhouse, a domestic violence shelter for women and their children, on Feb. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Leopold Gallery, 324 W. 63rd St., Kansas City, Mo. Suggested donation is $10. View artwork from Kansas City high school students and learn how you can help the 25 percent of teens who say they’ve been a victim of dating violence. Light refreshments will be served.
Women’s Self Defense Class
The Kansas City Police Department will host a free women’s self defense class March 2 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Regional Police Academy, 6885 NE Pleasant Valley Rd. To register, call Angela, (816) 413-3500 or email email@example.com. Course is limited to 50 participants.
Kansas City Design Center Charette
Learn more about the Kansas City Design Center’s project regarding the Independence Avenue corridor. KCDC students will discuss their urban vision study of the Avenue beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at the North-East Public Library. Another charette will be held at the library at 5:30 p.m. on April 15.
Cultures Without Borders opening reception
Cultures Without Borders Traveling Art Exhibit will open on March 10 with a public reception and meet and greet with artists from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the American Heartland Theater Lobby in Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Suite 314, Kansas City, Mo. The exhibit will remain in the lobby until May 2. On May 3, the exhibit will open in its second venue at the Vine Street Studio, 2033 Vine St., Kansas City, Mo. Another reception will be held on May 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The evening will also include live jazz and cost is $5. Regular gallery hours will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Other times are by appointment, (816) 645-1052. Show closes May 31.
Newhouse Shelter Showdown
Come support Kansas City’s Newhouse, a domestic violence shelter for women and their children, during its fundraiser, “Shelter Showdown.” The fundraiser will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 13 at Boulevard Brewery, 2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. Cost is $30 at the door or $25 in advance and includes all-you-can drink Boulevard beer, wine and pizza. Other activities will include a silent auction, college apparel for sale, basketball games on the big screens, a free throw tourney, and other activities. For more info., visit www.newhouseshelter.org.