• Thursday, April 18 •
Million Dollar Movie
Check out North-East Public Library’s “Million Dollar Movie” at 10 a.m. at the library, 6000 Wilson Rd. Each month the library presents some of the best in classic cinema for your viewing enjoyment. The movies are shown on the library’s big screen, free of charge. Refreshments are provided so sit back, relax and enjoy some cinema magic.
• Friday, April 19 •
Story Time and Craft
Join North-East Public Library for its weekly story time and craft at 10:30 a.m. This story time group promotes literacy in children with the participation of caring family members.
• Saturday, April 20 •
Mattie Rhodes Gatsby Gala Fundraiser
Mattie Rhodes Community Center will host the Gatsby Gala fundraiser 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.
Kurdish Community Celebration
A Cultural Celebration of Kansas City’s Kurdish Community will be held at the North-East Public Library from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include an afternoon of traditional and contemporary Kurdish poetry, music, dance and an introduction to Kurdish literature, culture and history. Following the presentations, there will be samples of a variety of Kurdish cuisine. The event is free and all are welcome to attend.
As part of Money Smart Month, the North-East Public Library will host a presentation on “ultimate couponing” beginning at 10:30 a.m.
• Sunday, April 21 •
Taco Dinner Fundraiser
St. Anthony Parish will host a taco dinner fundraiser 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.
On the Scene with Green
Kansas City Public Schools will host another session of “On the Scene with Green” from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Bluford branch of the Kansas City Public Library, 3050 Prospect Ave., Kansas City, Mo. The community will be able to receive straight talk and answers from the district’s superintendent, Dr. Stephen Green.
• Tuesday, April 23 •
KC Museum’s Community Curator series
The Kansas City Museum will host its monthly curator series at the museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., and will feature historian Hal Wert who will talk about the Ours to Fight For exhibit and World War II. A reception and tour of the exhibit will precede Wert’s presentation and will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wert will speak at 6:30 p.m. This is the first community curator series the museum has presented on-site in five years.
• Upcoming •
Ribbon Cutting and Chamber After Hours
The Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for Paul Samuel Franco’s law office at 4519 Independence, Ave., Kansas City, Mo. Following the ribbon cutting, the chamber will host an after hours event at the law office complete with refreshments and door prizes. All are invited to attend. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Bingo at Don Bosco Senior Center
Glennon Place Nursing Center will sponsor an afternoon of bingo and prizes from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 25 at the Don Bosco Senior Center, 580 Campbell St., Kansas City, Mo.
Drug Take-Back Day
The 2013 Spring Drug Take-Back event will be held Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maincor offices, 3215 Main, Kansas City, Mo. Disposed of unwanted and outdated prescription and over-the-counter drugs with no questions asked.
6th Annual Chalk Walk in Northeast
Historic Northeast’s 6th Annual Chalk Walk will be held April 27-28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Concourse at Kessler Park, 200 Benton Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. The festival will include live entertainment, free chalk to create art and the KC Kite Club. www.chalkwalk.org