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Wednesday, September 28

High School equivalency class

Join the Northeast Public Library for High School Equivalency classes on Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Take advantage of a free way to complete your high school requirements with classes provided by Kansas City Public Schools. To attend, call 816.418.7150.

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.

Thursday, September 29

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.

Northeast Farmers’ Market

The Northeast Farmers’ Market (3001 Independence Ave., KCMO 64124) will be open on Thursday, September 29, 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 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, September 30

Art in the park

Come out to Ilus Davis Park (11th and Oak) on Friday, September 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to enjoy performance art and food trucks. The September performance, entitled Downtown Replay, is a series of public improvisational performances which are later combined and reworked into traditional stage performances.

Chair fitness

Stop by the North-East Library (6000 Wilson Rd.) on Friday, September 23, 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. Cardio, strength and flexibility exercises are all performed from a seated position.

Saturday, October 1

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.

Blue Valley Neighborhood Association community clean-up

On Saturday, October 1, the Blue Valley Neighborhood Association will provide dumpsters from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., or until dumpsters fill. Dumpsters will be located at 6214 E 17th Street, 24th Street & Drury, 1800 Ewing, 1247 Hardesty, 6616 E 16th St, and 29th Terrace & Oakley. Hazardous waste, paint, tires, and appliances will not be accepted. The neighborhood association will accept donations to help continue future clean-up events.

New KC Museum exhibit on display now

The exhibit Passing Me By: Snapshots of Northeast, 1996 to 2016 will be displayed at the Kansas City Museum (3218 Gladstone) from September 17 to October 15. Through film and digital mediums, Bryan Atkinson seeks to present a vibrant portrait of Kansas City’s Historic Northeast community.

Sunday, October 2

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, October 3

English for Citizenship

Join the North-East Public Library at 1:00 a.m. for a free course designed to improve your English speaking, reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. Practice and prepare for the USCIS naturalization test. Contact Julie Robinson at 816.701.3587 to register. Please bring a notebook and pen.

Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Meeting

The next meeting of the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association will be on Monday, October 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Museum (3218 Gladstone).

Tuesday, October 4

Spay and Neuter KC pet vaccination clinic

There’s no better time to get your pet spayed or neutered than on Tuesday, October 4, during Spay and Neuter KC’s pet vaccination clinic to be held at the Southeast Community Center (4201 E. 63rd St.). From 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. KCMO residents (with proof of address) can get their pets a rabies vaccine, a KCMO license, and a microchip for just $10.

Upcoming

Kessler Fiesta

This year’s Kessler Fiesta – a celebration of outdoor sports – will be held on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9. A dirt jump jam will also be held on Friday evening. Saturday will include downhill mountain biking, cyclocross, and Cliffhanger races. Sunday will include a trail run, longboarding stoke clinic, cross country mountain biking, and cyclocross races. Demos will be conducted all weekend for disc golf, natural rock climbing, and cycling.

Kansas City University to celebrate 100 years

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (1750 Independence Ave.) will host a neighborhood birthday party on Saturday, October 8, to celebrate the school’s 100th year. The party will take place from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., and everyone is welcome. Free food, lawn games, live music, soccer clinics, balloon artists, face painting, a photo booth, and a youth bike giveaway will all be included.

Northeast Fall Homes Tour

The Northeast Kansas City Historical Society is proud to announce its fifth annual Fall Homes Tour to be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The first floors of five classic houses will be featured on this year’s tour. The destinations were built in the early 1900s and one is a classic example of adaptive reuse of an old fire station into residential living. Advance tickets may be purchased online for the cost of $12 each. Tickets purchased on October 15th will be $15 each. Children under 12 are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. On the day of the Tour, pick up tickets at the Sales Tent at 3241 East Tenth Street, on the southwest corner at Indiana Avenue. Checks for advanced purchases may be mailed to NEKCHS, PO Box 270193, Kansas City, MO 64127-0193.

KC Museum to open new KCFD exhibit October 15

Beginning on Thursday, October 15, the Kansas City Museum will present In the Line of Duty: A History of the Kansas City, MO Fire Department from 1868-1968, an exhibition that explores stories of courage and dedication that comprise the heritage and development of the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department (KCFD). From its humble beginnings in the late 1800s to international fame, and from technological triumphs to tragic losses, the KCFD has over 100 years of proud service to its community.

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