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Wednesday, August 31

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.

Citizenship 101

Join the North-East Public Library on Wednesday, August 31 beginning at 6:00 p.m. for a lesson about United States citizenship. In this free course, you will learn the US history, politics, and general government information needed to pass the USCIS naturalization test and interview. Advanced English skills required. Please bring a notebook/notepad and a pen with you. Contact Julie Robinson at 816-701-3587 to register.

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.

Thursday, September 1

Northeast Farmers’ Market

The Northeast Farmers’ Market (3001 Independence Ave., KCMO 64124) will be open on Thursday, September 1, 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) opens it’s 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.

Adult Thursday – Wii game

Come in to the North-East Public Library (6000 Wilson Rd) on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. to play Wii games and board games with other adults.

Friday, September 2

First Fridays at 18th and Vine

Come on out to the 18th and Vine District on the evening of Friday, September 2 for a full slate of activities to celebrate First Fridays. This event will include food, youth activities, music, and shopping.

Chair fitness

Stop by the North-East Library (6000 Wilson Rd.) on Friday, September 2, 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, September 3

KC Renaissance Festival opening weekend

The 2016 Kansas City Renaissance Festival opens for the season on Saturday, September 3, from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. (633 N. 130th St., Bonner Springs, KS 66012). Now in its 40th year, this Kansas City tradition will now include a zip line, daily craft beer tastings, chocolate and mead wine tastings, 50 free children’s activities, and more. The theme for the opening weekend is ‘Passport to the World.’ Don’t forget to follow theNortheast News’Facebook page for a chance to win free tickets to this year’s Renaissance Festival.

Blue Valley Neighborhood Association – Dumpster Day

The Blue Valley neighborhood association will host a Dumpster Day on September 3. Looking ahead, the neighborhood association will also host a community picnic on September 11.

KCPS high school football

The Northeast High School varsity football team will face off against Central on Saturday, September 3, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Bryan Field (3500 E Meyer Blvd Kansas City, Missouri 64132). The Vikings are 0-2 this year after season-opening losses to Christ Prep Academy and Richmond.

Sunday, September 4

Sunday picnic at the Concourse

Life Connection Northeast Church will host a picnic at The Concourse on Sunday, September 4, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. There will be a grill going, games to play, and neighbors to meet. Bring a side, drinks, something to throw on the grill for you and your family, or simply bring a sack lunch and hang out at the park.

Chess club

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, September 5

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, September 6

ESL Class

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.

Upcoming

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. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. 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.

Lost Arts Fair

The Westport Historical Society presents the Lost Arts Fair on September 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and September 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Historic Harris Kearney Museum (4000 Baltimore). A collection of artisans and craftspeople will demonstrate their 19th century arts and crafts skills. Admission for this event is free.

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