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Posted June 11, 2013 at 11:00 pm

• Wednesday, June 12 •

Wimpy Kid Club
Come and celebrate your favorite series at the North-East Public Library at 5 p.m. The Wimpy Kid Club is open to ages 8 to 12 and activities will include reading from the book, acting out scenes, craft time and playing games.

• Thursday, June 13 •

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. SNAP/EBT is accepted.

Game Day for Adults
The North-East Public Library will host a game day for adults beginning at 10 a.m. Enjoy playing a variety of games with other adults.

• Friday, June 14 •

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.

Mattie Rhodes Art Camp
Mattie Rhodes Center will host an art camp beginning June 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be three sessions: ages 8-12 (June 10-14); ages 6-12 (June 24-28); and Ages 6-12 (July 8-12). Cost is $20. For more information call Mattie Rhodes, (816) 241-3780 or visit the center at 148 N. Topping.

• Saturday, June 15 •

Community History Tour & Hike
Northeast residents Ken Richardson and Adam Schieber will lead a Community History Tour: Excavating the East Bottoms Hike from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Hikers will explore little-seen corners and hidden surprises of Cliff Drive and Scarritt Point. This is a rugged hike for the more accomplished hiker. Cost is $8. Meet at the Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd. Bottled water will be provided.

Free Disaster Training for Residents
The City of Kansas City Office of Emergency Management will host a free Community Emergency Response Training for individuals ages 18 and older who live or work in Kansas City. The hands-on training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. the last three Saturdays of June – June 15, June 22 and June 29 – at the City’s Emergency Operations Center, 635 Woodland Ave. Community Emergency Response Training is designed to help individuals prepare themselves and assist family members and neighbors in the immediate aftermath of a major emergency. Individuals must register to participate by contacting Jennifer Fales, training coordinator, at 816-513-8602 orjennifer.fales@kcmo.org.

• Monday, June 17 •

Mattie Rhodes Social Gathering
Mattie Rhodes Center, 148 N. Topping, will host a social gathering at 7 p.m. for Northeast residents. For months, the center has been hosting a Northeast Talks monthly meeting, which allows residents to address community concerns. This month, the center will instead host a social gathering. All are invited.

Indian Mound Neighborhood Meeting
Indian Mound Neighborhood Association will host its monthly meeting at the North-East Public Library at 6:30 p.m.

• Tuesday, June 18 •

Falun Dafa
Join Northeast Public Library for a session of Falun Dafa at 5:15 p.m. Falun Dafa is a traditional self-cultivation practice to improve mind and body. The session will be held every Tuesday evening.

• Upcoming •

VFW Rummage Sale
VFW Auxiliary 9997 will have a rummage sale on June 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on June 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at 6801 Wilson Rd., Kansas City, Mo.

River Market Regional Exhibition Reception
The 31st River Market Regional Exhibition opening reception will be held Friday, June 21, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Artists Coalition, 201 Wyandotte, kansas City, Mo. This year’s exhibit includes 44 artists and 53 pieces of artwork. States represented include Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. The exhibition will run through July 19. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Urban Grown Farms & Gardens Tour
Sixty urban farms and gardens across the Kansas City metro, including a handful in Historic Northeast, will be on display during the 2013 Urban Grown Farms & Gardens Tour, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23. A number of sites will feature cooking demonstrations by local chefs, live music and activities for the entire family. The tour will also include an organized bike tour. To purchase your tickets, visit www.urbangrowntour.eventbrite.com. For more information, visit www.CultivateKC.org/UrbanGrownTour.

Kansas City Water Gardens Tour
At least one garden on the Kansas City Water Gardens Tour is in Historic Northeast. The annual tour, hosted by the Water Garden Society of Greater Kansas City, will be held June 22-23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 816-861-3449.