• Thursday, May 30 •
La Chalupa Farmer’s Market
Mattie Rhodes’ La Chalupa’s Farmer’s Market, 148 N. Topping, is open for the season and will be held every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy fresh eggs, vegetables, fruit, baked goods and more.
• Friday, May 31 •
Heart of America Stand Down
More than 100 local, government and faith -based organizations have partnered together to give Kansas City’s veterans a hand up, not a hand out. The Stand Down event will be held from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 31 and from 7 a.m. to noon on June 1 at the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple, 1330 E. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. More than 1,400 veterans are homeless in the KC metro area and Stand Down’s objective is to provide homeless veterans with access to short and long-term resources needed to begin rebuilding their lives. Please bring a photo ID and a copy of your DD214 to the event. Activities will include entertainment, haircuts, clothing and toiletry distribution and organizations to assist with housing assistance, veterans’ benefits, among others. The event is free.
Story Time and Craft
Join North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd., 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, June 1 •
Hard Hat Exhibit Series
Check out the Kansas City Museum’s exhibit “That’s the Idea! Patents and Inventions from the Kansas City Museum Collection” from June 1 to Sept. 8. The exhibit will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tours will be available on the hour. Learn about Kansas City’s contribution to the world of technology – from hay balers to Teflon coated frying pans to one of the world’s first experiential film events and more. The exhibit covers a 100-year period.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
The City of Kansas City, Mo. is hosting a household hazardous waste collection event from 8 a.m. to noon at the Robert J. Mohart Center, 3200 Wayne Ave. Safely dispose of your antifreeze, household and car batteries, oil, paint and paint related chemicals like strippers and thinners, and tires. Residents may also bring up to three boxes of their unwanted confidential documents to the on-site Media Services Shredding Truck for secure shredding and disposal. Media Services will accept all types of paper, including those with staples, paper clips, spiral notebooks and most office materials. All materials shredded will be recycled. A leaf and brush dumpster will be on site for residents to dispose of their leaves, yard waste, brush and tree trimmings. All items must be in paper bags, not plastic. Please bring proof of Kansas City, Mo., residency. Space is limited to the first 400 vehicles.
Public Health and Safety Fair
A Public Health and Safety Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Swope Health Services, 3801 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, Mo. The event will include free health screenings, a mini-football camp, and free car/booster seats, free bicycle helmets, free smoke/carbon monoxide detectors and more. Individuals must meet the 185 percent federal poverty level income requirement. Acceptable documentation includes a TANF letter, food stamp letter, Medicaid, SS letter, pay stub or unemployment determination letter.
• Sunday, June 2 •
First Sunday Family Fun Day
Join the Kansas City Museum for its free First Sunday Family Fun Day from noon to 4 p.m. Explore Kansas City’s rich history of inventions and inventors, take an exhibit scavenger hunt through the museum’s newest exhibit, design and create your own invention with found objects and more.
Multi-cultural Music Festival
Join La Iglesia Cristiana Palabra Viva, Living Faith KC Church and NorthEastminster Presbyterian Church for a Multi-cultural Music Festival at 6 p.m. at 217 S. Benton, Kansas City, Mo. For more information, call (816) 241-2083.
• Upcoming •
KC Museum Summer Concert Series
The Kansas City Museum’s Summer Concert Series will kick off on June 14 at 7 p.m. at the museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd. Listen to the acoustic sounds of Kevin Hiatt with guest percussionist Pat Conway. Upcoming concerts include: July 12, Gentleman Savage; and Aug. 9, The Wires. There is no cost to attend.
Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Yard Sale
The Pendleton Heights neighborhood will host a yard sale Saturday, June 8, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pick up yard sale maps and check out the bake sale at the northeast corner of Independence and Park Avenues. For more, visit pendletonheights.org.
The Deacons of Independence Boulevard Christian Church will sponsor a rummage sale on Saturday, June 8, from 8 a.m. to 2p.m. at 606 Gladstone Blvd. For additional information call (816) 231-0016.