Posted June 18, 2013 at 11:00 pm

• Wednesday, June 19 •

Vacant Properties Information Series
Greater Kansas City LISC will host “Code Enforcement: Making vacant properties work for the city and its neighborhoods” from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 600 Broadway (Rivergate Plaza Building/MARC) in the Lewis and Clark room. The educational forum is part of LISC’s “Vacant Properties Informational Series” of symposiums highlighting the issues and solutions surrounding vacant properties in urban core communities. Guest speaker is Doug Leeper, a national expert on code enforcement and developer of a training called PACE (Pro-Active Code Enforcement).

• Thursday, June 20 •

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.

GSA Public Information Session
The U.S. General Services Administration will host a public information session from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd., to discuss soil and groundwater contamination in and around the former Hardesty Federal Complex. GSA and other experts will give an update on the contamination and future planned testing. Residents are encouraged to ask questions.

VFW Rummage Sale
VFW Auxiliary 9997 will have a rummage sale on June 20 and June 21 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.

• Friday, June 21 •

River Market Regional Exhibition Reception
The 31st River Market Regional Exhibition opening reception will be held 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.

Tour of Kansas City at the KC Museum
The Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., is celebrating the centennial of the Longview Farm, the country home of Corinthian Hall’s founder Robert A. Long at a special event following the Tour of Kansas City cycling race. Race participants, family and friends can take a Hard Hat Tour of Corinthian Hall from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a concert will follow from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Story Time and Craft
Join North-East Public Library for its weekly story time and craft at 10:30 a.m. Parents and kids will enjoy stories geared toward toddlers and pre-schoolers.  Get ready for songs, tongue twisters and dramatic play. This week’s theme is “Fairies and Gnomes.”

• Saturday, June 22 •

Free Concert at Budd Park
Hope Community Church will host a free concert at Budd Park, located at St. John and Denver, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. In addition to free music, there will be free hotdogs and “powerteams” performing.

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

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 For more information, visit

Kansas City Water Gardens Tour
At least two gardens on the Kansas City Water Gardens Tour are 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.

• Sunday, June 23

Ice Cream Social
Children’s Memorial Lutheran Church will host an ice cream social from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 5001 Independence Ave. There will also be a cakewalk and games for adults and kids. There is no cost to attend.

• Tuesday, June 25 •

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 •

Horses in the Community Event
The Horses in the Community Event will be held at 29th Street and Park Avenue from noon to 4 p.m. June 29. There will be horse ride demonstrations, face painting, child safety courses, like what to do during an emergency and calling 9-1-1. KCPD Mounted Patrol, the Kansas City Fire Department  and Animal Control will also be in attendance. The event will also include raffles and free food. All are welcome to attend this free event.

Literacy KC Volunteer Training
Literacy Kansas City will host an orientation session for volunteers on July 11 and July 13 at 10 a.m. on the third floor of the American Red Cross Building, 211 W. Armour Blvd. Kansas City, Mo. For more information or to register, call (816) 333-9332 or email  You can also visit