Wednesday, January 11
Substance abuse recovery
A substance abuse recovery meeting will take place at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at New Beginning Apostolic Church. Contact Frederick Wilson (816-786-1981) for more information.
Kansas City Museum – history of the R.A. Long family
Every Wednesday-Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., the Kansas City Museum (3218 Gladstone) offers free docent-guided tours of the first floor of Corinthian Hall and the first floor of the Carriage House. Visitors learn about the history and legacy of the Long family and of the Kansas City Museum.
KCMO Parks and Rec 2017 shelter reservations
2017 Parks and Recreation shelter reservations have officially begun. Reservations can be made online or in person at the KC Parks District 3 office (6901 Elmwood Avenue), at the Loose Park Garden Center (5200 Pennsylvania), or at any of the city’s community centers. Shelters are available for rental from May 1 through October 31. All reservations are for the entire day (9 a.m. to 10 p.m.). For more information, go to kcparks.org/ about-parks/shelter-reservations/.
Thursday, January 12
Mattie Rhodes Center health clinic
The Northeast location of the Mattie Rhodes Center (148 N. Topping) opens its evening health clinic, named La Clinica, every Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. No appointments needed, but care is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Friday, January 13
Stop by the North-East Library (6000 Wilson Rd.) on Friday, January 13, beginning at 9:30 a.m. for a fitness class. The class alternates between chair fitness techniques and the new “Soul-Flo” yoga activities. No matter what your limitations, you can still reap the physical, mental and emotional benefits of exercise in these courses at the North-East Public Library.
Story time at NE Public Library
Enjoy story time at the North-East Library (6000 Wilson Rd.) on Friday, January 13, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Bring your kids into the library for stories, songs, crafts and more.
“Making a Museum” tour at the Kansas City Museum
Stop by the Kansas City Museum from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13 for a museum tour conducted by Executive Director Anna Marie Tutera. Tour the first floor of Corinthian Hall and the first floor of the Carriage House at the Kansas City Museum, and learn about the Museum’s new mission, vision, and renovation planning process. Participate in a conversation and share ideas about the development of future programs, exhibitions, events, and volunteer opportunities.
Saturday, January 14
American Jazz Museum debuts new exhibit
Stop by the American Jazz Museum beginning on Saturday, January 14 to take in a new autism, art and music exhibit from Denver digital artist Juliette Hemingway and her son Javari Eugene-Poet Chase, who will also present works in the exhibition. As a parent to a child diagnosed with Autism, Juliette chose early on to use visual and musical art as vehicles for education. Using JAZZ as a focal point, she enhances her son’s ability to grow and function in a world that often isolates and marginalizes children and adults with special requirements. The exhibit highlights over 70 extraordinary works of digital imagery that illuminate relationships between Autism and jazz music.
Computer Class- Internet basics
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.
Sunday, January 15
Praising Girls: the Rhetoric of Young Women
Come out to the Central branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Sunday, January 15 beginning at 2:00 p.m. for a presentation by Henrietta Rix Wood, an associate teaching professor in the Honors College at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, entitled Praising Girls: the Rhetoric of Young Women. Decades before women in the U.S. could vote, hold public positions, or choose from a full range of occupations, young women and girls in the Kansas City area were pushing for recognition and rights. Students at Central and Lincoln high schools, Miss Barstow’s School, and the Haskell Institute challenged assumptions about not only gender but also race and class through their contributions to school-sponsored publications. They spoke to current events in an era when young women had limited opportunities to make their voices heard. Come to Central to see Wood relay their stories.
Monday, January 16
4th Annual Northeast KCMO MLK Day of Action
This MLK Day (Monday, January 16), come out to Sheffield Park (6840 E 12th St) from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to participate in the 4th Annual Northeast KCMO MLK Day of Action. Volunteers will be trimming trees and picking up trash at park. Gloves and tools will be provided, along with lunch.
Indian Mound Neighborhood Meeting
Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, the Indian Mound Neighborhood Association will host its next monthly meeting on Monday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Parish (5106 St. John) instead of at the North-East Public Library, which will be closed in observance of the holiday.
Tech coach drop-ins at North-East Public Library
Come out to the North-East Public Library (6000 Wilson Rd.) on Monday, January 16 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. to get some tips from a local tech coach. Computers will be available, and no appointments are necessary. Tech coaches can answer questions about a variety of subjects, including Microsoft programs, the internet, email, formatting a job resume and applying for employment online, and syncing your smart phone.
Tuesday, January 17
Beginning Spanish at the North-East library
Join the North-East Library (6000 Wilson Rd.) on Tuesday, January 17, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. to start learning how to speak basic Spanish. This introductory class will be focusing on basic grammar, reading, and pronunciation. The class will run weekly at the same time through February 28.
Jan. 18 – NEKC Chamber business classes to begin
Now that it’s new headquarters are open, the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is looking to utilize its space. To that end, the chamber will be offering business-oriented courses for chamber members in 2017, with the first course set to be held on Wednesday, January 18, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Chairman of the Chamber Board and local attorney Jerry W. Potocnik will lead discussions about business organizations, finance, taxes, insurance, local and state government, real estate leases and acquisitions, estate planning and more.
Blue Valley Neighborhood Association Meeting
The Blue Valley neighborhood association will meet on Thursday, January 19, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Guadalupe Center on Truman Road. Look for the sign.
Jan. 24 – Public meeting with new East Patrol Commander
Head out to East Patrol (2640 Prospect Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127) on Tuesday, January 24 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the opportunity to meet the new East Patrol Commander, Major Jim Thomas. Thomas will make himself and his three assistant commanders available for an open forum, in the hopes of meeting as many community members as possible. Stop on by to meet Major Thomas.