Posted January 1, 2014 at 12:00 am

Wednesday, January 1

City Offices Closed & Trash Pick-up Delayed

Due to the holiday, the City of Kansas City, Mo., offices and the 311 Call Center will be closed today. Curbside trash and recycling will be delayed one day for residents who usually receive trash service on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. To help control holiday clutter, city residents may recycle their used Christmas tree lighting and non-artificial Christmas trees at city facilities. Used lighting can be dropped off at the city’s three recycling centers: 400 N.W. Barry Road, 4707 Deramus Ave. and 9051 Hillcrest Road until Feb. 15, 2014. The centers are open Wednesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christmas trees may be disposed of at the city’s Leaf and Brush Drop-off Centers: 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway and 11600 N. Main Street, both open Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and at 10301 Raytown Rd., open on Saturdays only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Friday, January 3 

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.


Saturday, January 4

Computer Class

The North-East Public Library will host a computer class at the library at 10 a.m. Learn about getting around on your computer and about hardware and software components.


Sunday, January 5

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, January 6

Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Meeting

Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association will host its monthly meeting on Jan. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Museum. During the meeting, an election of officers will be held. If you have paid your 2013 dues, you are eligible to vote.



Adult Thursday

Join other adults at the North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd., Kansas City, Mo., to play a variety of games at 10 a.m. Jan. 9.

Intercept Human Trafficking Event

The public is invited to join United Methodist Women from the Kansas City Metro Area on Jan. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to noon to learn more about human trafficking on both a local and global scale. The Intercept Human Trafficking event will be held at the downtown campus of The Church of the Resurrection, 1522 McGee Street, Kansas City, Mo. Parking is available in the adjacent Kansas City Star parking lot.  Resurrection Downtown is located just off of I-70. United Methodist Women from St. James United Methodist Church and The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection are hosting this event for persons of all faiths. The event will include coffee and gathering time, an informal panel discussion and dialogue, and action steps sharing what we as people of faith can do to intercept human trafficking. At this event you will learn how to identify victims in your own community and what to do when you spot signs of human trafficking. Registration is not necessary but preferred. To register, visit For more information, contact Carolyn Celestine, United Methodist Women President, St. James United Methodist Church, 816-820-6015, or Sharon Ritter, United Methodist Women President, The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, 913-522-2318.

Knights of Columbus Monthly Breakfast

Knights of Columbus will host its monthly breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Jan. 12, 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 4-12.

KCPS Facilities Master Plan Meeting

Kansas City Public Schools will host two public meetings in January regarding the Facilities Master Plan. The first meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at Paseo Academy, 4747 Flora, Kansas City, Mo. The next meeting will be held on Jan. 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Manual Career and Technical Center, 1215 E. Truman Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Both meetings will include draft school boundary options and allow for community feedback.  The sessions will also feature an outline of the Capital Improvement Plan and options for financing facility improvements in the future. All are invited to attend.