Wednesday, August 28
Indian Mound Quality of Life final meeting
A final meeting will be held for the UMKC Quality of Life Plan for Indian Mound from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Mattie Rhodes, Scarritt and Topping. A light meal will be provided.
Thursday, August 29
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.
Friday, August 30
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.
Nuestra Herencia Speaker Series
The Nuestra Herencia Speaker Series, sponsored by the Kansas City Museum and Latino Writers Collective, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Writer Norma Cantú, internationally known scholar of Latino and Chicano literature and studies, will read excerpts from her books. A reception will proceed the event at 6 p.m. This free event will be held at the Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd.
Dance in the Park
City in Motion will host Dance in the Park, a free concert, on Sept. 7 beginning at 7 p.m. at Roanoke Park, 3699 E. Roanoke Drive, Kansas City, Mo. The free outdoor event will feature local dance companies in the genres of Modern, Ballet, Street dancing, Sword dancing, Salsa, East Indian, Capoeira, Filipino, and a special performance painting by a local artist. A free Capoeira class for audience members will begin on stage at 6:30 p.m. Rain date is Sept. 8.
Northeast Book Club
Join the North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd., for its monthly Northeast Book Club at 2 p.m. Share your passion for books and join in on riveting book discussions.
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 www.nekcchamber.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (816) 231-3312.
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 http://www.newhouseshelter.org/events.
Scarritt Coffee Club Monthly Gathering
Scarritt Coffee Club will host its monthly gathering from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 14. Guest of honor is Dr. Marcella Sirhandi, who taught Asian Art history at the Kansas City Art Institute for six years and 15 years at Oklahoma State University. She currently teaches at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Host is Anne, whose home is a combination of Art Nouveau and Prairie Style and was built in 1910. 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 SRCoffeeClub@kc.rr.com. Meeting address will be provided upon RSVP.
KCI Cruise Night
KCI Cruise Night will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ambassador Building at KCI, 12200 NW Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, Mo. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature hundreds of classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods and more. There will also be raffle tickets and refreshments. For more information, contact Joe McBride at the Kansas City Aviation Department, (816) 243-3164 or email email@example.com.