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October 2, 2013

Thursday, October 3

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, October 4

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.

Community Harvest in the Park

Jerusalem Farm, a non-profit organization that addresses home repair needs for low income families and individuals as well as community building, will host the first annual Community Harvest in the Park at Cliff Drive Disc Golf Course. The event is geared toward celebrating the neighborhood and will kick off with a disc golf tournament from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Competitive and non-competitive divisions will be available. Entry fee for the tournament is $30 per individual or $50 when you register with a friend, and includes lunch, event T-shirt, a commemorative mini-disc and two raffle tickets, as well as a chance to win longest putt or closest put to the pin competitions. Beginning at 11 a.m., there will be kids games, local booths and live music. Food, festival T-shirts, discs, raffle tickets and farmer’s market goodies will be available for purchase. The raffle drawing will begin at 3 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Jerusalem Farm, which is located in Historic Northeast. For more event details, visit the Community Harvest in the Park event page on Facebook.

Architecture Merit Badge Day

Bring your Boy Scout to the Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., to get his Architecture Merit Badge. Local architect James Reittinger and Northeast Kansas City historian and Northeast News publisher Michael Bushnell will lead your Boy Scout on a tour of different architectural styles, teach him about architecture careers, show off tools architects use, view construction drawings and so much more. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and cost is $8. Pre-registration is required. To register, call Education Curator Rebecca Schroeder at 816-483-8300 ext. 1402.

Tweed Ride in Northeast

Take a casual vintage-inspired bicycle ride during the annual Kansas City Tweed Ride. Dress in your finest turn of the century era wools, tweeds, silks and argyles. No spandex please! Riders and their machines will have the opportunity to be judged and win prizes based on appearance, authenticity, originality and creativity. Riders will begin meeting at the Colonnade (near St. John Avenue and Gladstone Boulevard) at 10 a.m. Ride will begin at 11 a.m. and will end with a picnic at Scarritt Point. Registration is $10 for BikeWalkKC members and $15 for non-members. For more information, visit http://kctweedindeed.wordpress.com.

Fall Festival

Independence Boulevard Christian Church (IBCC), along with Hosana Christian Church and Immanuel Chin Christian Church, will host a Fall Festival from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at IBCC, 606 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. Events will include a rummage sale, bingo, kids’ festival, hamburgers and hotdogs for purchase, live music and more. All are welcome to attend.

Community Forum with Representative Dunn

State Rep. Randy Dunn will host a community forum from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gregg/Klice Community Center, 1600 John “Buck” O’Neil Way, Kansas City, Mo. Topics will include “Crime in the Community,” “The Affordable Care Act” and “Medicaid Expansion.”

 

Sunday, October 6

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.

Independence Plaza Council Monthly Meeting

Independence Plaza Neighborhood Council will host its monthly neighborhood meeting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center on Euclid. The Board will ask the neighborhood to vote on the streetcar extension.

 

Upcoming

Field Trip and Hay Ride for Teens

North-East Public Library will host a field trip to nearby ranch on Oct. 11 for teens aged 13 to 17. In addition, there will be a hayrack ride and hot dog and marshmallow roasting. Teens must turn in a permission slip by Oct. 8. Space is limited. Permission slips are available at the library, 6000 Wilson Rd., Kansas City, Mo.

Knights of Columbus Monthly Breakfast

Knights of Columbus will host its monthly breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 13, at St. Anthony’s St. Joseph Hall, 3208 Lexington Ave., Kansas City, Mo. Breakfast will include biscuits and gravy, sausage, pancakes, scrambled eggs, potato casserole, chorizo con huevo and more. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $4 for children ages 8-12.

Brew-story Trolley Tours

Take a tour through Kansas City’s “wet” past on Kansas City Museum’s Brew-Story Trolley Tours on Oct. 12. James Maxwell, author of “Hometown Beer – A History of Kansas City’s Breweries,” will lead you through Kansas City’s Prohibition past, including rides past the Imperial, the Muehlebach (later Schlitz) and Heim breweries. The tour will also include a tasting of selected brews from Kansas City’s own Boulevard Brewing Co. Cost is $35 and tour will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. A tasting reception will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Meet at Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Pre-registration is required. Visit http://kansascitymuseum.org/trolleytourBREW.html to register.

NEKCHS Homes Tour

Northeast Kansas City Historical Society will host its annual Homes Tour on Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Six houses will be featured in the Lykins, Independence Plaza and Sheffield neighborhoods. None of the homes have been on tour before. Tickets cost $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets will be available the day of the event at the ticket tent at the Mayfair Cleaners, 2807 Independence Ave., Kansas City, Mo. Tour maps will also be available at the tent and shuttles will run throughout the day. To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.nekchs.com.

wools, tweeds, silks and argyles. No spandex please! Riders and their machines will have the opportunity to be judged and win prizes based on appearance, authenticity, originality and creativity. Riders will begin meeting at the Colonnade (near St. John Avenue and Gladstone Boulevard) at 10 a.m. Ride will begin at 11 a.m. and will end with a picnic at Scarritt Point. Registration is $10 for BikeWalkKC members and $15 for non-members. For more information, visit http://kctweedindeed.wordpress.com.

Fall Festival

Independence Boulevard Christian Church (IBCC), along with Hosana Christian Church and Immanuel Chin Christian Church, will host a Fall Festival Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at IBCC, 606 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. Events will include a rummage sale, bingo, kids’ festival, hamburgers and hotdogs for purchase, live music and more. All are welcome to attend.

 

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