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Sunday, December 1

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.

 

Monday, December 2

Della Lamb ESL Enrollment Begins

Della Lamb’s Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) program will begin enrolling attendees Dec. 2 for its January session. Deadline to enroll for ESL classes is Dec. 11. Interested individuals may enroll from Dec. 2 to Dec. 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. by calling (816) 231-3665. Classes are free.

Scarritt Renaissance Monthly Meeting

Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association will host its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Museum. Agenda items will include an update on the Mattie Rhodes/Hardesty Renaissance Housing grant, increasing membership, a playground update, among other items.

 

Upcoming

Hardesty Federal Complex Informational Meeting

A public information session regarding the Hardesty Federal Complex will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd. Short presentations will be given at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. regarding the environmental sampling to date and the next steps in the cleanup process. Representatives from GSA, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Terracon (an environmental engineering firm), and Hardesty Renaissance (current owner of the property) will be present to answer questions. Spanish and Vietnamese interpreters will also provide assistance. This information session is a follow-up to the session held June 20, 2013, and to the community interviews.

KC Museum Holiday Open House

The Kansas City Museum will host its annual Neighborhood Holiday Open House from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at the museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd. Fairy Princess Costume Contest winners will be honored with a gift, and attendees can listen to seasonal music, toast to the holidays and nosh on delectable treats. Fairy Princesses will also be on hand to greet guests.

Pendleton Heights Holiday Homes Tour

Pendleton Heights will host its 7th Annual Holiday Homes Tour on Saturday, Dec. 7, from noon to 5 p.m. Pick up a map and booklet or pay for tickets at 546 Olive St. on the day of the tour. In addition to a variety of food trucks, there will also be an artist market. Five homes will be featured on this year’s tour. Tickets may be purchased the day of the event or online at http://phtour.uticketit.com/. Advance tickets are $10.

Fairy Princess Days

The Kansas City Museum will host its Fairy Princess days on Saturdays in December on Dec. 7,14 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays on Dec. 8, 15 and 22 from noon to 4 p.m. at the museum. Cost is $10 and includes Fairy Princess themed crafts, a complementary photo and Fairy Princess gift. Also, check out the Fairy Princess Boutique to stock up on your Fairy Princess essentials.

Cruise to Achievement

Kansas City Public Schools will host a Cruise to Achievement recruiting and retention event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Paseo Academy, 4747 Flora Ave. Learn more about your local schools and how they make students college and career ready. There will be free pancakes and hot dogs, entertainment and activities for adults and children.

Scarritt Coffee Club Monthly Gathering

Scarritt Coffee Club will host its monthly gathering from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Guest of honor is José Faus, who has exhibited artwork extensively in the area as well as painted area murals. He’s also a founding member of the Latino Writers Collective and is an award-winning author. Faus will read “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” as well as selections of his own poetry. There will also be a Christmas carol sing-along led by Veda and Bruce Rogers. Hosts are Dr. Elaine and David Joslyn. 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.

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