Posted December 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

Thursday, December 5

Hardesty Federal Complex Informational Meeting

A public information session regarding the Hardesty Federal Complex will be held 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.


Friday, December 6

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. at the museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd. Fairy Princess Costume Contest winners will be honored and attendees can listen to seasonal music and nosh on delectable treats. Fairy Princesses will also be on hand to greet guests.

Story Time and Craft

Join North-East Public Library for its weekly story time and craft at 10:30 a.m. geared toward toddlers and pre-schoolers.


Saturday, December 7

Pendleton Heights Holiday Homes Tour

Pendleton Heights will host its 7th Annual Holiday Homes Tour 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 Advance tickets are $10 and $15 the day of the tour.

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. 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.

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.


Monday, December 9

Reduce Holiday Stress

Learn how to meditate and reduce your holiday stress during the Plaza Branch Library’s “Reduce Your Holiday Stress…Learn to Meditate” event from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the library, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. Instructor will be Kelsang Namdrol, American Buddhist nun and resident teacher at the Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center in Wichita, Kan. Attendees will also learn about the benefits of meditation. All are welcome to this free event.


Tuesday, December 10

NextRail KC Meeting

A NextRail KC Joint Advisory/Steering/Technical Committee meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. at AIA Kansas City, 1801 McGee, Kansas City, Mo. The meeting will include discussion regarding the next steps for the corridors that the City Council chose to advance and the follow-up work to be completed on those that did not make the cut. The Independence Avenue corridor in Northeast was one of the streetcar lines chosen for further study. All are welcome to attend this meeting.

Hardesty Renaissance Groundbreaking Ceremony

Hardesty Renaissance Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from noon to 1 p.m. at the former Hardesty Federal Complex, 607 Hardesty Ave. Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP by Dec. 6 to or call (816) 922-0273.

Wimpy Kid Club

Come and celebrate your favorite series at the North-East Public Library at 5 p.m. The Wimpy Kid Club is open to ages 8 to 11 and activities will include reading from the book, acting out scenes, craft time and playing games.



The Mary Princess

This holiday season, get GLAMA-rous with the Kansas City Museum! Join GLAMA: the Gay & Lesbian Archive of Mid-America at Corinthian Hall from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 12 as famed KC entertainer Melinda Ryder, the Fairy Queen, assumes the throne for a one-night only “Mary” Princess fundraising cocktail reception. Your ticket admits you to the fabulous Throne Room for fun, food and a special keepsake photo with Melinda herself. Space is limited for this unique opportunity. Cost is $25 and tickets may be purchased online at or by calling Rebecca Schroeder at 816-483-8300 x1402.

Scarritt Coffee Club Monthly Gathering

Scarritt Coffee Club will host its monthly gathering from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Dec. 14. 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 Meeting address will be provided upon RSVP.