Posted August 6, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Northeast News
August 7, 2013


Wednesday, August 7
KC Museum Kids Summer Drop-ins
This summer, drop in with your kids for games, music, stories and arts and crafts. Each drop-in will feature a different historical theme. This week’s set of summer drop-ins will be held on August 7 and 9 from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is free. Summer Drop-ins will be held every Wednesday and Friday in August.

Manga Madness
Teens and Tweens (ages 10 and up) are invited to join Manga Madness at the North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Manga Madness is based off of Japanese comic books and Manga cartoons. It all begins at 1 p.m.

JVS Bingo Fundraiser
Jewish Vocational Services will host a bingo fundraiser at Hamburger Mary’s, 101 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bingo games are cash only and there will be plenty of prizes.

Thursday, August 8
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
North-East Public Library will host a game day for adults beginning at 10 a.m. at the library.

NEKCHS Membership Meeting
Northeast Kansas City Historical Society will host a meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 3240 Norledge Ave., directly behind the Kansas City Museum. The meeting iwill nclude information about the home and a tour of the first floor. Jan Bentley of the Kansas City Bungalow Club will also give a short presentation. You do not need to be a member of NEKCHS to attend.

Street Car Expansion Kick-off Event
Representatives from the city of Kansas City, including Mayor Sly James, will talk about potential plans for expanding the downtown streetcar into other areas of the city. There will also be a public presentation on the project. The kick-off event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Board Room located inside Union Station.

Friday, August 9
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.

KC Museum Summer Concert Series
The next concert in the Kansas City Museum’s Summer Concert Series will be held at 7 p.m. at the museum. The Wires, an exploration in string sound, will perform. Cost is free.

Saturday, August 10
Salvation Army Neighborhood Celebration
The Salvation Army will host a Neighborhood Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Salvation Army Bellefontaine Corps Community Center, 3013 E. 9th St. Activities will include a petting zoo, face painting, dunk tanks, KCPD Mounted Patrol, inflatables, food, games, prizes, music and more. All are invited to attend this free event.

Scarritt Coffee Club
Scarritt Coffee Club will host its monthly gathering from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Guest of honor is Northeast resident Veda Rogers, who recently published the book, “Life’s About a Dream.” Host is Rebecca Koop, who will show off her community garden and professional pottery studio. 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 Meeting address will be provided upon RSVP.

Back to School Rally
Community partners and the Emmanuel’s Community Center will be hosting a back to school rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the community center, 3510 Prospect Ave. Kansas City, Mo. In addition to school supplies being distributed, families may participate in the health screenings and the grocery give-away. All donations and supplies will be granted on a first-come, first serve basis. School aged students must be present to receive the donations.

Sunday, August 11
Knights of Columbus Monthly Breakfast
Knights of Columbus will host its monthly breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Anthony’s St. Joseph Hall, Benton Boulevard and Lexington. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $4 for children ages 4-12.

Tuesday, August 13
Independence Plaza Monthly Meeting

Independence Plaza Neighborhood Council will host its monthly meeting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center on Euclid. Guest speaker will be Rep. Randy Dunn.

Stories with MiMi
Join MiMi at the North-East Public Library as she reads aloud by the window in the Children’s Area at 5:30 p.m.

Community Empowerment Event
The Penny Mill Foundation will host a Community Empowerment Event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17 at Blue Valley Park, 23rd and Topping, Kansas City, Mo. The day will include live music, dance performances by “Indian Pow Wow”, free hot dogs, soda, popcorn and giveaways. In addition, there will be special speakers, free horse rides, a trick horse show by Rex Purefoy, face painting, KCPD Mounted Patrol and more. All are invited to attend this free event.

Un-Chef Cook-Off
Newhouse, a domestic violence shelter for women and their children, will be hosting the fundraiser, Un-Chef Cook-Off, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 12 at Studio 2131 at 2131 Washington St., Kansas City, Mo. The “Un-Chefs” will include KSHB-TV Investigative Reporter Keith King (the 2010 Un-Chef Champion), KSHB-TV Morning Anchor JiaoJiao Shen, and KSHB-TV Meteorologist Kalee Dionne. Watch the Un-Chefs prepare dishes that remind them of home cooking. Find out if they can cook as well as they report the news! Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. The Early Bird Special through Aug. 12 is two tickets for $60. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Northeast International Taste & Tour
Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce will once again host its International Taste & Tour on Sept. 7 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the American Sons of Columbus Hall, 2415 Independence Ave., Kansas City, Mo. More than 20 international restaurants will feature samples and more. In addition, there will be a cash bar, live auction and 50/50 drawing. A social hour and trolley tour will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by sample tastings and a live performance by the Grand Marquis Band from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. From 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. the swing dance troupe, The Swingsters, will perform. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. For more information, visit, email or call (816) 231-3312.