Posted January 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

Thursday, January 23

Whittier Elementary Back to School Extravaganza

AmeriCorps VISTA will be hosting a Back to School Extravaganza at Whittier Elementary from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for Whittier students and their families. AmeriCorps is promoting the event as a “family fun night” which will feature a free dinner and promote the importance of attendance. There will also be games and other activities for students and parents. Community organizers will provide further information on family engagement and provide coats and books for students. There will also be entertainment.


Friday, January 24

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 25

Computer Class

Join North-East Public Library for a class on the fundamentals of Microsoft Word which will focus on templates as well as the various menu options. Class begins at 10:30 a.m. at the library, 6000 Wilson Rd.


Sunday, January 26

Sunday Family Movie

Join North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd., for its Sunday Family Movie at 2 p.m. at the library. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Monday, January 27

Indian Mound Thacher Meeting

Indian Mound Neighborhood Association will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, to discuss viable options for the former Thacher Elementary and provide progress updates. All are invited to attend this meeting, regardless of whether you live in Indian Mound or not. The meeting will be held at North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd., Kansas City, Mo.



Community Development Workshop

The Community Capital Fund is partnering with Communities Creating Opportunities and the Greater Kansas City Local Initiatives Support Corporation to offer a free Community Development Workshop. The workshop will bring together neighborhood associations, non-profits, public agencies, residents and other stakeholders that live and work in historically under-invested and under-resourced communities in Kansas City, Mo. Workshop participants will be able to network with people doing similar work, share insights on how to best address issues and opportunities in the area, and connect to critical resources. In addition, keynote speaker Rodrigo Davies will discuss the role of crowdfunding in civic engagement and civic projects. For a complete list of details and to register, visit and search for 2nd Annual Community Development Workshop in Kansas City, Mo. The event will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kauffman Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Scarritt Coffee Club Monthly Gathering

Scarritt Renaissance Coffee Club will host its monthly gathering from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 8. Guest of honor is to be announced. This month’s host is the Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., and the theme is “The Art of Love.” Dress “beautifully” for the Valentine’s party and check out the SRCC Valentine’s Day card for sale. There will also be a craft table and vignette performers. 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

MoDOT Public Meetings

The Missouri Department of Transportation will host a series of public meetings to discuss the preferred alternative regarding the The Paseo interchange to the Blue Ridge Cutoff on I-70. In 2013, MoDOT gathered community feedback on the three improvement alternatives under consideration for I-70: No-Build, Geometric Improvements, and Interchange Consolidations. Based on public input and detailed analysis, MoDOT is recommending a Preferred Alternative for the roadway. The first mobile meeting will be held on Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lucile H. Bluford Brnach of the Kansas City Public Library 3050 Prospect Ave., KCMO. For more information about the study, visit

Child Care Provider Training at Woodland

Educare will host a free workshop at Woodland Early Learning Community School, 711 Woodland Ave., Kansas City, Mo., on Feb. 22 for child care providers. Topics will include child abuse and neglect, child-adult relationship enhancement, promoting family literacy CPR and first aid. To register, call (816) 889-5055 ext. 1233. For more information, visit

City of Kansas City Budget Hearings

The City of Kansas City, Mo., will host a series of budget hearings regarding the proposed FY 2014-15 activity budget. The first public budget hearing will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m to noon in the auditorium of the KCPD Shoal Creek Police Academy, 6885 N.E. Pleasant Valley Road, Kansas City, Mo.