• Friday, April 5 •
Grow Up Great Story Time
Check out North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd., at 10:30 a.m. for the Grow Up Great Story Time. The half-hour story time for pre-school aged children will feature Sesame Street characters and teach about jobs, saving, value, and marketing choices. Presenters include Anna Francesca Garcia, Derrick Barnes, and Rob Herron III.
• Saturday, April 6 •
Bingo, Burgers and Beer Fundraiser
Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Association will host a fundraiser for the neighborhood from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Brick, 1727 McGee St., Kansas City, Mo. Admission is $5 and includes one free raffle ticket with each admission and 10 rounds of bingo. Win super prizes! A silent auction will also be held. For more info., visit www.pendletonheights.org.
Community History Trolley Tour
Celebrate the historic Longview Farm’s centennial with special guide Loula Long Combs confidante Michael Raynor. Lumber magnate Robert A. Long commenced his enormous country estate Longview Farm in Lee’s Summit while completing Corinthian Hall. Long’s daughter Loula resided at the farm with husband Pryor Combs starting in 1917. KCM Trolley tourists will see Longview Mansion; the converted show barn, now the home of Longview Elementary School, and Longview Chapel Christian Church. Tour ticket also includes lunch. The tour will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $40. Meet at Longview Farm Elementary School, 1001 SW Longview Park Dr. Pre-registration is required. To register visit http://www.kansascitymuseum.org/trolleytour.html.
• Sunday, April 7 •
Greetings from Independence
Northeast News Publisher Michael Bushnell will give a postcard presentation of Kansas City’s gems at Trail West Public Library, 11401 E 23rd St S, Independence, Mo. at 2 p.m. This is the first in a series of postcard presentations.
First Sunday Family Fun Day
Explore the Kansas City home front during World War II at Kansas City Museum’s First Sunday Family Fun Day from noon to 4 p.m., in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibit: Ours to Fight For: Kansas City During World War II. You’ll learn World War II era songs from performer Emily Tummons; learn about food rationing and canning through activities and demonstrations and create your own war time poster. The exhibit will be available for viewing. There is no cost to attend.
North-East Book Club
North-East Public Library will host its monthly North-East Book Club at 2 p.m. Share your passion for books and join riveting book discussions.
• Upcoming •
Independence Plaza neighborhood meeting
Independence Plaza Neighborhood Council will host its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 9 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, 825 Euclid, Kansas City, Mo.
Scarritt Coffee Club Monthly Gathering
Scarritt Coffee Club will be celebrating its one-year anniversary during its April 13 monthly gathering. All are invited to attend. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Gladstone Manor, a bed and breakfast at 412 Gladstone Blvd. Bob Brand, who’s performed numerous times with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, will perform and give a short presentation about the Lyric Opera and his career. A tour of the bed and breakfast will follow the presentation. There will also be door prizes. Please bring a savory or sweet breakfast hors d’oeuvre to share. Coffee will be catered by Eleos Coffee. Please RSVP to Darlene Victoria de Lyon at SRCoffeeClub@kc.rr.com.
Moving Kansas City Forward
A community meeting sponsored by the Kansas City Federation of Teachers, Jobs with Justice and More2 will be held April 14 to discuss the Kansas City Public Schools system and how to improve education for Kansas City’s children. The sponsors plan to create an action plan from the feedback to take to KCPS officials and host subsequent meetings. The first meeting will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Southeast Community Center, 4201 E. 63rd St., Kansas City, Mo. Light refreshments will be served. For questions or to RSVP, call Kim at (816) 756-1818 or email HelpingKCKids@gmail.com.
Mattie Rhodes Gatsby Gala Fundraiser
Mattie Rhodes Community Center will host the Gatsby Gala fundraiser on April 20 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Loose Mansion, 101 E. Armour Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. Enjoy casino games, live 1920s music by Shades of Jane with a dance instructor on site, silent auction, food and more. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.mattierhodes.org.
Taco Dinner Fundraiser
St. Anthony Parish will host a taco dinner fundraiser Sunday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Anthony Parish Hall, 318 Benton Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. Tickets are $5. Pop and water will be available for $1 each.