Wednesday, February 15
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.
Coffee & Conversations at Central Library branch
Head out to the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library of Wednesday, February 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for coffee and conversations with library customers experiencing homelessness and customers interested in social issues. Join library staff for conversation on topics related to social inclusion and a focus on issues we all have in common. This program is open to any and all library customers regardless of housing status. The meeting will take place on the 3rd floor.
NEKC Chamber business classes continue
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. The next course will be held on Wednesday, February 15, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Chairman of the Chamber Board and local attorney Jerry W. Potocnik will begin a two-part discussion about real estate. The February 15 class will focus on real estate leases.
Historic KC Preservation Awards nominations due Feb. 17
Nominations for the Historic Kansas City Preservation Awards are due by Friday, February 17th, 2017. Award categories cover a broad array of preservation issues in order to encourage nominations from a wide range of professionals and disciplines. Categories include: Best Adaptive Re-Use; Best Preservation Practices; Contemporary Design in a Historic Context; Community Catalyst; Innovation in Preservation; Preservation and Sustainability, and more. The nomination process is simple – it will just take a few minutes. The final awards ceremony will occur on Wednesday, March 22nd in the Grand Hall at Power & Light.
Thursday, February 16
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.
Heart Healthy Happy Hour
Head out the Kansas City Public Library’s North-East branch on Thursday, February 16 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a Heart Healthy Happy Hour. Come in to the branch for a quick health screening. No appointment necessary. Enjoy line dancing, seminars, music, and snacks.
Blue Valley Neighborhood Association Meeting
The Blue Valley neighborhood association will meet on Thursday, February 16, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Guadalupe Center (1512 Van Brunt).
Friday, February 17
Stop by the North-East Library (6000 Wilson Rd.) on Friday, February 17, 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.
Northeast Chamber’s Community Call
The Northeast Chamber of Commerce’s next Community Call will be held on Friday, February 17, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at El Paso del Norte (3430 Independence Ave.).
Saturday, February 18
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 continue through 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.
Central Library invites public to share love for refugees
The public is invited out to the The Kansas City Public Library’s Central Branch (14 W. 10th St.) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 18 to attend the Library’s #toimmigrantswithlove open house letter-writing event. Patrons can write letters of support and encouragement to immigrant and refugee families in the greater Kansas City community. Cards and letters will be collected and delivered to local families through Jewish Vocational Service. The event, in the Helzberg Auditorium on the Central Library’s fifth floor, is family friendly. There will be a selfie station, themed coloring sheets, and two story time sessions in the library’s children’s section (2nd floor) at 10 a.m. and noon. The Library encourages the public to share messages on social media, using the hashtag #toimmigrantswithlove. Free parking is available in the Central Library garage.
Sunday, February 19
KCMO Parks and Rec 2017 shelter reservations
2017 Parks and Recreation shelter reservations have 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, February 20
Indian Mound Neighborhood Meeting
Indian Mound Neighborhood Association will host its next monthly meeting on Monday, February 20 at the North-East Public Library at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 21
Parks Board Meeting
The next meeting of the Parks Board will on Tuesday, February 21, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the KC Parks Administration building (4600 East 63rd Street Trafficway). The Board of Parks and Recreation holds public meetings twice a month on Tuesday at the Parks and Recreation Department headquarters. All meetings start at 2 p.m. and are open to the public.
Central Patrol Division Open House set for Feb. 25
Come out KCPD’s Central Patrol Division (1200 E. Linwood Blvd KCMO 64109) on Saturday, February 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for an open house with Division leaders.. The open house will take place in the Community Room of CPD. Major Richard Smith, the three watch Commanders along with patrol officers will be on hand to answer questions or just mingle with the community. Light refreshments will be provided. Let your neighbor know about this opportunity to get to know your Central Patrol Division leaders.
Knights of Columbus breakfast
Join the Knights of Columbus Council #4613 for a fish fry dinner and bingo night on the evening of Friday March 3 at St. Anthony’s (3208 Lexington KCMO 64124). Dinner will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., while bingo will run from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The cost to attend is $10 for adults, or $6 for children under the age of 12. Coffee is included; drinks and desserts will be available for $1 a piece.