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Wednesday, June 11

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 12

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!

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.

 

Friday, June 13

Story Time and Craft

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. Get ready for songs, tongue twisters and dramatic play.

 

Saturday, June 14

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.

Public Health Fair and Safety Fair

The Public Health and Safety Fair takes place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, 825 Euclid Ave. Senator Shalonn “Kiki” Curls will act as host. The annual event is held in an effort to give residents the tools they need to help fight and prevent chronic disease and to support a healthy lifestyle. Activities planned include health screenings, car and booster seats for those who qualify and giveaways including bicycle helmets and bikes. The event is free and open to the public.

Computer Class

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.

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.

 

Monday, June 16

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.

Lykins Neighborhood Association

The Lykins Neighborhood Assoication will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 16, at Eleos Coffee, 3401 Independence Ave.

 

Tuesday, June 17

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, 17th.

 

Upcoming

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.

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