Wednesday, January 18
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.
NEKC Chamber business classes to begin
Now that its 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.
Thursday, January 19
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.
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.
Friday, January 20
Stop by the North-East Library (6000 Wilson Rd.) on Friday, January 20, 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 20, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Bring your kids to the library for stories, songs, crafts and more.
Northeast Chamber’s Community Call
The Northeast Chamber of Commerce’s next Community Call will be held on Friday, January 20, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at Taqueria Mexico #2 (5920 Independence Avenue).
Saturday, January 21
Computer Class – email
Sign up for a free e-mail account and follow along with this tutorial that teaches the ins and outs of sending and receiving email, as well as how to organize your messages. Class begins at 10:30 a.m. at the North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd.
Women’s March in Kansas City
Head out to Washington Square Park (Pershing and Grand) from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 21 to participate in the Women’s March in Kansas City, a grassroots event that stands in solidarity with the Women’s March in Washington. The run of show includes local musicians, spoken word artists, and speakers that represent the areas of emphasis. Immediately following the event, join those in attendance at the rally for an informal, meet-and-greet at Union Station. This event is free to attend.
Citizen Prep at North-East Public Library
Take part in a citizen prep course held on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the North-East Branch of the Kansas City Public Library. The class will run from January 21 until April 8. Come to the library to learn the basic US history information, review USCIS’s 100 Questions, and practice the citizenship exam/interview in this FREE course!! Advanced English skills preferred. All you need is a notebook and a pen.
Sunday, January 22
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/.
Monday, January 23
Tech coach drop-ins at North-East Public Library
Come out to the North-East Public Library (6000 Wilson Rd.) on Monday, January 23 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.
Urban Youth Academy Informational meeting
Come out to the Gregg/Klice Community Center (1600 John “Buck” O’Neil Way) on Monday, January 23 at 6:00 p.m. for an informational meeting regarding the construction of the Urban Youth Academy. Representatives from JE Dunn Construction Company, Populous-Architect, Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Parks & Recreation Department will provide a project update and will be available to answer questions
Northeast Chamber luncheon
Come out to KC Express Food Mart (2619 Independence Ave.) at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24 for the next NEKC Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Order food from KC Express Food Mart, then head on over the Chamber’s headquarters at 2657 Independence Avenue at 12:30 p.m. to hear a presentation from Jewish Vocational Services.
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.
Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Meeting
The next meeting of the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association will be on Monday, February 6 at the Kansas City Museum (3218 Gladstone).