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Posted May 13, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Wednesday, May 14

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 15

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 next Blue Valley Neighborhood Association meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the Guadalupe Centers, 5203 E. Truman Road. For more information, contact the office at 816-241-4848 or dale.bvna@hotmail.com.

 

Friday, May 16

Story Time

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 17

Computer Class–email

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.

Westport Center for the Arts

Children between the ages of 7-13 are invited to participate in creating works of art with professional artists to be displayed at the North-East branch. The program begins at 1 p.m. at the North-East Library, 6000 Wilson Road.

Spanish lessons

Join the North-East Library for free Spanish lessons. Two ongoing sessions are available for the cost of a free will donation. Beginner classes take place every Saturday from 10 a.m. – noon and advanced classes follow from noon – 2 p.m. To enroll, contact learnwithpepe@hotmail.com.

100 Year Festival

Join the Northeast High School from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for student performances, carnival games and a tour of the school, all on the grounds of the high school, 415 Van Brunt Blvd., to celebrate the centenial of the Northeast High School.

 

Monday, May 19

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.

 

Tuesday, May 20

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, 20.

 

Upcoming

Summer Read Program kick off event

Beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, join the North-East Library for the kick off to its annual the Summer Reading Program. Games, activities, crafts, snacks, and more will be available. Join the North-East Branch Library and local community organizations in the library parking lot for this fun and festive event for the whole family!

Frank White walk/run and Arts Festival

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for the walk/run, which takes place from 9-10:30 a.m. on Jun. 7th at the Spring Valley Park, 28th Street and Brooklyn Avenue. After the race, join the fun from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for an outdoor art gallery and talent show. There will also be free children’s games, horse rides and a bounce house. Food will also be made available.