Wednesday, August 24
KCPS school board – business meeting
The Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) school board will hold its next business meeting on Wednesday, August 24, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Board of Education building (1211 McGee). An agenda for the meeting can be found at http://www.boarddocs.com/mo/kanscsd/Board.nsf/Public.
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. On these tours, you will see remaining original architecture on the first floors of Corinthian Hall (the mansion) and the Carriage House. Admission is free and tours will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd.
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.
Payday loans 101
Join the North-East Public Library on Wednesday, August 24 at 1:00 p.m. for a 60-minute workshop about the payday loans industry. Learn what payday loans are, identify types of payday loans, get informed about state payday loan laws, and hear about payday loan alternatives. All attendees will receive a $30 Library fine reduction coupon which can be applied toward fines, or lost/damaged fees. This class is made possible thanks to a grant from FINRA Investor Education Foundation.
Thursday, August 25
Northeast Farmers’ Market
The Northeast Farmers’ Market (3001 Independence Ave., KCMO 64124) will be open on Thursday, August 25, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. There will be a wide assortment of vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat, bread, and coffee.
Mattie Rhodes Center health clinic
The Northeast location of the Mattie Rhodes Center (148 N. Topping) will open it’s new 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, August 26
Art in the Park
The next Art in the Park event at Ilus Davis Park (11th and Oak) will be held on Friday, August 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Stop by to enjoy music, performance art, and food trucks. This month’s performance will be by violinist Matthew Bennett. Bennett will perform pieces from his Then and Now collection, which highlights American music from the colonial period to the present.
Stop by the North-East Library (6000 Wilson Rd.) on Friday, August 26, beginning at 9:30 a.m. for a chair fitness class. No matter what your limitations, you can still reap the physical, mental and emotional benefits of exercise. This class is designed to give you a total body workout. Cardio, strength and flexibility exercises are all performed from a seated position.
Saturday, August 27
Kansas City Ballet presents KC Dance Day
Kansas City Ballet will present the 6th Annual KC Dance Day at the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity on Saturday, Aug. 27th, from 9:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The full day will feature free dance performances, classes, demonstrations and fun for the whole family. In addition, attendees can enjoy giveaways and food and beverage sales on-site from Two Guys and a Grill. For tickets, call 816-931-8993 or go to kcballet.org.
Computer Class – Microsoft
Join North-East Public Library for a class on the fundamentals of Microsoft Word, which will focus on templates as well as the various menu options. Class begins at 10:30 a.m. at the library, 6000 Wilson Rd.
Sunday, August 28
Join the Kings Club Youth Chess Team at 10 a.m. every Sunday at New Beginning Apostolic Church, 200 N. Bales Ave. All kids 3rd-12th grades are welcome. Contact Gaston Woodland (816- 977-0470) for more information.
Monday, August 29
Black Archives of Mid-America ‘With My Eyes No Longer Blind’ Exhibit
This permanent exhibit – named for the Langston Hughes poem – tells the story of African Americans in Kansas City from the time of Lewis and Clark to the mayorship of Emmanuel Cleaver II. Arranged both chronologically and thematically, this exhibit explores the development of churches, schools, places of entertainment, political organizations, businesses, and social clubs.
Tuesday, August 30
For Further Discussion: Confronting Extremist Violence, the Refugee Crisis, and Fear
On Tuesday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m., the Kansas City Public Library’s Central branch will host seven members of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council and representatives of the American Friends Service Committee’s Kansas City program in leading a dozen separate and simultaneous round-table discussions regarding humanitarian crises throughout the world. Attendees can participate in one discussion or several, moving around the room. The Immigrant Heritage Series is co-presented by the GKC Interfaith Council and the American Friends Service Committee, which works to increase activism and address the root causes of violence and economic injustice.
Join the North-East Public Library (6000 Wilson Rd.) at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays to learn basic English skills: reading, writing, and conversation. No fee or books required.
Blue Valley Neighborhood Association – Dumpster Day
The Blue Valley neighborhood association will host a Dumpster Day on September 3, as well as a community picnic on September 11.
Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Meeting
The next meeting of the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association will be on Monday, September 12th due to the Labor Day holiday falling on the association’s usual first Monday. A representative from The Giving Grove will be on hand, along with a representative from Legal Aid to address some nuisance properties.
Feast of Fountains: A food truck fest
The next Feast of Fountains food truck fest will be held on Thursday, September 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Kessler Park (Benton and St. John). This event highlights prominent fountains throughout the city, while guests enjoy food from the city’s most popular food trucks. A portion of proceeds fund the City of Fountains Foundation. Food trucks participating include Monk’s Roast Beef, Plantain District, KC Pinoy, Greg Co. BBQ, CoffeeCakeKC, and Ohana’s Shaved Ice.