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Wednesday, March 19

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.

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.

 

Thursday, March 20

Adult Thursday – Movies

Join other adults at the North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd., Kansas City, Mo., for a movie on the library’s big screen at 10 a.m.

Blue Valley Neighborhood Association

The Blue Valley Neighborhood Association invites you to its monthly neighborhood meeting. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at St. Mary’s Church Grace Tabernacle. For more information, contact the office at 816-241-4848 or dale.bvna@hotmail.com.

 

Friday, March 21

Story Time and Craft

Join North-East Public Library for its weekly story time and craft at 10:30 a.m. This story time and play group promotes literacy with children with the participation of caring family members in activities that explore the world of language using stories, songs, and crafts.

Cherith Brook Roundtable: “Glimpses of the Body of Christ in the Borderlands”

This month’s roundtable forum focuses on the shape and dynamic life of the church as exile, among exiles, and as antidote to exile. Robert Hoch will join as he introduces his recent book, “By the Rivers of Babylon: Blueprints for a Church in Exile” in which he attempts to help people of faith “think church” anew through biblical and contemporary contexts of socio-political displacement. He will focus on expressions of church that emerged from his visit to the migrant trails and harsh borders of the Southwest. The round table begins at 7 p.m. Friday, March 21, at the Cherith Brook Catholic Worker House cafe, 3226 E. 12th St. For questions, call 816-241-8047 or email at cherithbrookkcmo@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, March 22

Computer Class

This class on the fundamentals of Microsoft Word focuses on templates as well as the various menu options. Class begins at 10:30 a.m. at the North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd.

 

Sunday, March 23

Winter Reading Party

Participates in the Winter Reading Program can gather for a celebration of reading. There will be food, prizes and drawings. Lots of fun for everyone beginning at 2 p.m. at the North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd., Kansas City, Mo.

 

Upcoming

All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast

From 8 – 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at the American Sons of Columbus Hall, 2415 Independence Ave., join the Northeast Neighbor to Neighbor health care outreach for sausage, tang, coffee and all-you-can-eat pancakes made by Chris Cakes. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $6 per person.

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

Join Knights of Columbus Council 4613 for a night of bingo with a fish fry dinner. on Friday, April 4. The fish fry is from 4:30 – 8 pm. while bingo goes from 7-9 p.m. in the St. Joseph’s Hall at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, 3208 Lexington, Kansas City, Mo.

Save Thacher, Save Our Schools meeting

Monday, March 24th, the Save Thacher, Save Our Schools committee will meet to discuss the plan of action before appearing at the Wednesday, March 26, Kansas City School Board meeting. The public is welcome to attend both meetings. The committee meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Northeast Library, 6000 Wilson Road, and the school board meeting also begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the KCPS office, 1211 McGee St. The committee wants a large turnout to show board members they are serious about delaying the demolition of the former Thacher Elementary School, Northeast’s oldest and most historic school property.

Smithsonian Scholars Presentation

For the fourth time in five years, the Kansas City Museum brings Smithsonian Scholars to Kansas City. As part of the Smithsonian Associates program and the Museum’s Kansas City Canvas exhibit, three Smithsonian Scholars will be coming to Kansas City to discuss Thomas Hart Benton’s musical influences and present art workshops to area school children. On March 25, Leo G. Mazow, Associate Professor of American Art History in the Department of Art at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, will explore how Benton used songs as a subject matter for his artwork. With subjects taken from such classic tunes as “Jesse James,” “John Henry,” “Wreck of the Old ’97,” “I Got a Gal on Sourwood Mountain,” and “Frankie and Johnnie,” Benton found in music and lyrics an artistic subject with which he could preserve a quickly vanishing past. Mazow and vocal accompanist Brittany Stephenson will perform some of the songs that inuenced his best-known paintings. The event begins at 6 p.m. with the presentation followed by a reception at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, Union Station, 30 W Pershing Road.

Play in the Concourse

From 1- 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Concourse Park, join the Scarritt Neighborhood Association for an afternoon of play as they kick off their crowdfunding campaign to build a playground in Concourse Park. Come support the first phase; a hill slide.

Activities during the day include a bounce house for children, games, frisbee and barbeque. For more information call 816-866-3992 or visit www.scarrittkc.org/playground.

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