Wednesday, May 7
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, May 8
Join other adults at the North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd., Kansas City, Mo., to watch a movie on the library’s big screen at 10 a.m.
Friday, May 9
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 10
Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do. Class begins at 10:30 a.m. at the North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd.
3-on-3 basketball tournament
Children between the ages of 10-14 are invited to participate in 3-on-3 basketball tournament, sponsored by Eleos Coffee House. The tournament takes place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the coffee house, 3401 Independence Ave. Sign-ups begin at 9 a.m. For questions, call 816-231-3401.
Tuesday, May 13
Kansas City Digital Media Lab
The KCDML is open to youth ages 13-18 every Tuesday from 3:30 – 7 p.m. at the Kansas City Library. It’s a safe space for youth who are interested in, or want to learn more about storytelling and/or coding. You’ll have access to equipment and adult collaborators to learn, create, and grow. All of the adult collaborators have had background checks and are simply available to help youth take their expertise and interest to the next level. The next session will be held Tuesday, May, 13.
Independence Plaza Neighborhood Council meeting
The Independence Plaza Neighborhood Council meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 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.
Wimpy Kid Club
Attention all fans of The Diary of a Wimpy Kid! North-East Public Library will host a book club at the library at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 13. Attendees will read from the book, act out scenes, create crafts and play games.
Blue Valley Neighborhood Association
The next Blue Valley Neighborhood Association meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the Kansas City Police Department’s East Patrol Station, 5301 E. 27th St. For more information, contact the office at 816-241-4848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indian Mound Neighborhood Association meeting
At 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 19, meet with neighbors of the Indian Mound area to discuss and resolve local issues. This meeting is open to the public.
Lykins Neighborhood Association meeting
At 7 p.m., Monday, May 19, join the Lykins Neighborhood Association as it holds its monthly meeting at Eleos Coffee, 3401 Independence Ave. Discuss neighborhood business, report issues, share ideas and progress, meet neighbors, and help make Lykins neighborhood even better.