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Posted March 5, 2014 at 10:00 am

Wednesday, March 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 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.

Canvas Art Exhibit

Join the Kansas City Museum for “Kansas City Canvas: Thomas Hart Benton and Beyond.” Explore the artisan world of Thomas Hart Benton and Kansas City artists through the collection of the Kansas City Museum. As part of the 125th anniversary of Thomas Hart Benton’s birth, the Museum will be showcasing the historical life and work of this amazing artist. The Museum will be displaying such lithograph prints as Forward Pass, Benton Home and more from our collection. The Museum, through the lens of history, will also be exploring works of art from several other KC artists including works from George Caleb Bingham, James Fitzgibbon, Daniel MacMorris and the WPA art of H.L. Pierre. Each piece will be accompanied by an essay from museum staff, area historians and artists offering insights about the history, culture and art of their chosen piece. Tours begin every hour, on the hour at 10 a.m. with the last tour at 3 p.m.

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.

 

Thursday, March 6

Google Training for Teens

Google experts will be on available beginning at 5 p.m. at the North-East Library, 6000 Wilson Road, to train teens to use all the technology Google has to offer.

 

Friday, March 7

Read Across America

Join the North-East Library at 10:30 a.m. for a special story time today as they celebration the birthday of Dr. Seuss in this “Read Across America” event. There will games, crafts, and cake.

 

Saturday, March 8

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. Tour begins at 2 p.m. at the museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd.

Computer Class
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.

 

Sunday, March 9

Knights of Columbus Monthly Breakfast

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

 

Upcoming

St. Joseph’s Tables

St. Anthony Church will host a viewing of St. Joseph’s table from 2 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the church, 318 Benton Blvd. Italian cookies, cannoli and sphingi will be for sale. An Italian music concert will begin at 7 p.m. inside the church.

St. Joseph’s Tables

Holy Rosary’s St. Joseph Table will take place from noon – 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 at the church. Cookies, cannoli and other treats will be sold.

Fish Fry

The Knights of Columbus Council 4613 will host a fish fry dinner from 4:30 – 8 p.m. Friday, March 7, in St. Joseph’s Hall of St. Anthony’s Church, 318 Benton Blvd. Bingo will be played from 7 – 9 p.m. All are invited.

Indian Mound Neighborhood Meeting

Indian Mound Neighborhood Association will host its monthly meeting at the North-East Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 17.

GLAMA FUNdraiser at Hamburger Mary’s

From 8 – 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at Hamburger Mary’s, 101 Sourthwest Blvd., play Hamburger Mary’s famous bingo with the wildest drag queen hosts you’ve ever seen. Your support at bingo will help preserve Kansas City’s FABulous LGBT history. The show can get a little risqué, but it’s all about having fun while supporting Kansas City’s premiere LGBT collecting initiative.