February 12, 2014
Wednesday, Febraury 12
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 this week’s tours will be held Wednesday through Friday at 2 p.m. at the museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd.
Nelson Art Gallery at North-East Library
Join the North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd., Kansas City, Mo., at 4:30 p.m. as the Nelson Art Gallery offers a variety of special projects. Space is limited to participate and is geared toward ages 8 to 15. Call 816-701-3485 to reserve your spot.
Thursday, February 13
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.
Friday, February 14
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. This week’s theme is love.
KCMO WIBO applications due today
Kansas City, Missouri Community Development (KCMO CDE) is ready to help businesses succeed through a 16-week workshop, WIBO (Workshop in Business Opportunities): How to Build a Growing and Profitable Business. The workshop is geared toward individuals currently operating a business or are planning to start a business, and Historic Northeast is one of the target areas. To sign up for this free course or for more information, contact Christine Kahm, 816.216.1851 ext. 1113, or visit www.kcmocde.org. Applications are due today.
Tax Assistance at the Library
Visit the North-East Public Library at 9 a.m. for free help with tax preparation. No appointment necessary.
Saturday, February 15
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.
Tax Assistance at the Library
Visit the North-East Public Library at 10 a.m. for free help with tax preparation. No appointment necessary.
Director’s Hard Hat Tour
Take an extended hard hat tour of Corinthian Hall, the more than 100- year-old home of lumber baron Robert A. Long and his family, with Kansas City Museum Interim Director Denise Morrison. Visitors will see Corinthian Hall in mid-renovation, the bare interior of the building exposed for the first time in decades. Cost is $5 and tour begins at 12:30 p.m. at the museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd.
Sign up for a free e-mail account and follow along with this tutorial that teaches the ins and outs of sending and receiving email, as well as how to organize your messages. Class begins at 10:30 a.m. at the North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd.
Monday, February 17
Indian Mound Neighborhood Meeting
Indian Mound Neighborhood Association will host its monthly meeting at the North-East Public Library at 6:30 p.m.
GLAMA: We’re Here, We’re Queer
The Kansas City Museum will host the GLAMA presentation: “We’re Here, We’re Queer” from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Plaza Public Library, 4801 Main St, Kansas City, Mo.
Save Thacher Rally
Show your support for saving the former Thacher Elementary School, 5008 Independence Ave., Kansas City, Mo., by attending a rally in front of the school at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. The rally is being hosted by a Historic Northeast grassroots group called Save Thacher, Save Our Schools. The group is hoping to save the school from demolition.
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.
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 at the North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd., on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information about the study, visit www.modot.org/kansascity/metroi70.
Beads, Beans and Beer Fundraiser for NE Chamber
The Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Beads, Beans and Beer fundraiser on March 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Don Bosco Senior Center, 580 Campbell, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. In addition to food and drinks, there will be a live auction, Mardi Gras costume contest, live jazz music, a raffle, door prizes and more. To reserve tickets in advance, call (816) 231-3312.
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.