Wednesday, April 30
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.
Join the North-East Library at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, as hundreds of libraries throughout the country host special multicultural events in celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). The Dia Celebration will include a multicultural storytime, a design-your-own book craft for children, delicious snacks, and more!
Friday, May 2
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. The program promotes literacy in children with the participation of caring family members in activities that explore the world of language using stories, songs, and crafts.
Saturday, May 3
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.
Cinco De Mayo party
Join the North-East Library at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with music, crafts, games, snacks, and more!
On Saturday, May 3, join Bridging the Gap for a 3-mile walk along the Missouri River. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk commences at 9 a.m. The walk will begin at the River Market and travel east along the Berkley Riverfront Park. This event is free to the public.
Sunday, May 4
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, May 5
Scarritt Neighborhood Association Meeting
The next Scarritt Neighborhood Association Meeting will take place from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 5, at the Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd.
Independence Plaza Neighborhood Council meeting
The Independence Plaza Neighborhood Council meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at the Woodland Elementary School, 711 Woodland Ave., in the library. Don’t forget, if you live in the neighborhood, you’re a member and your input is welcome, no dues required.