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Wednesday, February 5

KC Museum Hard Hat Tour

Take a hard hat tour of Corinthian Hall, the 100+ year old home of lumber baron Robert A. Long and his family. Visitors will see Corinthian Hall in mid-renovation, the bare interior of the building exposed for the first time in decades. Visitors will also tour the exhibit inside Corinthian Hall: Planning for the Future: Find History at Kansas City Museum. Admission is free and tours will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 2 p.m. at the museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd.

 

Thursday, February 6

NEKCHS Meeting

The Northeast Kansas City Historical Society (NEKCHS) will host its monthly meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Scuola Vita Nuova, 544 Wabash, Kansas City, Mo. Enter through the door on the Wabash side on the corner of Wabash and Independence Avenue. Principal Nicole Goodman will be the guest.

Google Training for Teens

Google experts will be available at the North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd., to train teens on using all the technology Google has to offer. Training will begin at 5 p.m. at the library.

MoDOT Public Meeting 

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. A public meeting will be held 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.

 

Friday, February 7

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.

Tax Assistance at the Library

Visit the North-East Public Library at 9 a.m. for free help with tax preparation. No appointment necessary.

Mattie Rhodes First Fridays Reception

Mattie Rhodes will host a First Fridays Reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the main gallery, 915 & 919 W. 17th St., Kansas City, Mo. The exhibit will feature videos on the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, Peru, and handwoven, naturally dyed Alpaca wool textiles, ponchos Chullo hats and more for sale. The exhibit also explores the vital traditions of weaving, spinning, dyeing, and knitting in Peruvian highland communities of the Center for Traditional Textile of Cusco, Peru.

 

Saturday, February 8

Scarritt Coffee Club Monthly  Gathering

Scarritt Renaissance Coffee Club will host its monthly gathering from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This month’s host is the Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., and the theme is “The Art of Love.” Guests will include Beau Bledsoe (classical guitar), Emily Tummons (guitar and vocals), Joyce Slater (storyteller) and Holly Miller (painter). 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

Tax Assistance at the Library

Visit the North-East Public Library at 10 a.m. for free help with tax preparation. No appointment necessary.

 

Sunday, February 9

Knights of Columbus Monthly Breakfast 

Knights of Columbus will host its monthly breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday 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.

 

Tuesday, February 11

Independence Plaza Council Monthly Meeting

Independence Plaza Council will host its monthly meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Woodland Elementary School, 711 Woodland Ave., KCMO.

 

Upcoming

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.

 Newhouse Shelter Showdown

Newhouse, a domestic violence shelter for women and their children, will host the Shelter Showdown Tip-Off at Boulevard Brewery, 2501 SW Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 5. Support your collegiate allegiance and a good cause over all-you-can-eat Minsky’s Pizza and Boulevard beer. Which school’s fans will raise the most money and be the 2014 Shelter Showdown Champions? Cost is $25 in advance and $30 at the door; proceeds will benefit Newhouse. The event will also include a silent auction, college apparel for sale, basketball games on big screens and more. For more information, visit www.newhouseshelter.org and click on the events tab.

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