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Posted June 3, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Wednesday, June 4

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, June 5

Fizz, Boom, Fun!

Join the North-East Library at 3 p.m. for crazy science experiments and explosive crafts! Something new will be assigned each week!

 

Friday, June 6

Mad Science Spin Pop Boom!

Join North-East Public Library for at 10:30 a.m. for the Mad Scientist for a morning of scientific fun with gravity defying projects. Didgeridoo tubes, foaming hands and steaming chemical reactions will introduce children to a world of exciting chemistry.

 

Saturday, June 7

Frank White walk/run and Arts Festival

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7, for the walk/run, which takes place from 9-10:30 a.m. 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.

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.

Spring Fling Fair

From 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. at the Don Bosco Centers,580 Campbell St., over 60 vendors will be on hand to sell various items. Entertainment will be provided and a live auction will take place at 7 p.m. Admission is free to public.

Computer Class–general

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.

 

Tuesday, June 10

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, June, 10.

 

Upcoming

Quintiles Summer Community Fair

Join the North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd., Quintiles and Truman Medical Center at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, for a community fair that will bring helpful and innovative information on medical issues, clinical trials, nutrition, fitness, job opportunities, and education to people in the community. The Truman Mobile Health Market truck will also be at the event to provide free organic groceries to all guests (though first come, first serve). In addition, there will be food demos, prizes, and giveaways. This is a free event for all vendors and attendees.

A Cultural Celebration of Liberia

Join the North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd., and Kansas City writer Rhiannon Ross on Saturday, June 14, at 2 p.m. for an afternoon of Liberian poetry, performance art, live and recorded music, video clips, fashion, dance, and visual art. Following the presentations, sample a variety of West African cuisine. The program and post-event reception are presented by the Vox Narro project, which pairs writers and immigrant groups for a discussion of the cultural traditions and stories of immigrant communities. Vox Narro is supported by the Rocket Grants program, which is funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and administered by the Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art in support of innovative, public-oriented work in nontraditional spaces.

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, June 16.