Wednesday, January 29
Valentine’s Day Papermaking
Northeast’s Rebecca Koop, owner of Backdoor Pottery, will host a papermaking workshop centered around a Valentine’s Day theme at her shop, 3922 St. John Ave. Learn the ancient methods of papermaking using everyday materials. Please bring dryer lint, glitter, ribbon, and other materials you’d like to incorporate into your one-of-a-kind papers. Papermaking tools will be provided. Cost is $25 for materials and a $10 class fee. Class size is limited to 8. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-483-6964.
Thursday, January 30
Don Bosco Bingo
Glennon Place Nursing Center will co-host bingo and provide prizes at the Don Bosco Senior Center, 580 Campbell St., Kansas City, Mo., from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
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 eventbrite.com and search for 2nd Annual Community Development Workshop in Kansas City, Mo. The event will be held 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.
Friday, January 30
Vietnamese New Year Celebration
Pho Hoa Noodle Soup will host a Vietnamese New Year celebration, complete with food specials and special guest Vi Tran, a Broadway actor who’s starred in productions such as M. Butterfly and Miss Saigon. Check out the dragon dance performance at noon and 7 p.m. The event also serves as a fundraiser for orphans in Vietnam.
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.
Cultures Without Borders registration deadline
Today is the registration deadline for artists wishing to enter the Cultures Without Borders exhibit, sponsored by the Northeast Arts KC. Categories include 2D, 3D and mixed media. Interested artists must submit a registration form and non-refundable fee of $40 by Friday, Jan. 31, to be considered for the exhibit. Artwork isn’t due until Feb. 22. For a complete list of rules and to download a registration form, visit www.northeastartskc.org.
Saturday, February 1
Learn about navigating your computer in this class, which offers insight into hardware and software components. Class begins at 10:30 a.m. at the North-East Public Library.
Sunday, February 2
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, February 3
Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Meeting
Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association will host a its monthly meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Museum. Agenda items include an update on the Kansas City Museum from Mark McHenry, director of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, and a discussion about upcoming neighborhood projects.
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 Branch of the Kansas City Public Library 3050 Prospect Ave., KCMO. The next meeting will be held Feb. 6 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Kansas City VA Medical Center, 4801 Linwood Blvd., KCMO. For more information about the study, visit www.modot.org/kansascity/metroi70.
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 SRCoffeeClub@gmail.com
Knights of Columbus Monthly Breakfast
Knights of Columbus will host its monthly breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 9, 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.
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.
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 kclinc.org/educare.