Wednesday, January 17

Eleos Coffee to Host a “Roasting and Toasting the Coffee” Business Social Hour
Eleos Coffee, located at 3401 Independence Avenue on the South-East corner of Indiana, will be hosting an after-hours social event. The community is invited to come and learn about the coffee roasting process, and partake in some delicious sample tasting. In addition to sample tasting, the event will host demonstrations on brewing and information about custom coffee roasting and international beans. “When we got into this business about seven years ago, we wanted to find a way to use that to reach out to the community” said Dan Smith, founder of Eleos Coffee. “We are interested in finding a way to marry our knowledge and passion for coffee roasting with the ongoing efforts to transform the Northeast Community.”
Rebecca Koop, Events Director at the North East Kansas City Chamber of Commerce originated the event and said she believes this is a great opportunity for the community to support a local business. “Eleos Coffee has been a member of the chamber of commerce since 2012” said Koop. “We want to assist them, any way we can.”
The event will take place on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 between the hours of 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM. Parking is available on Indiana and behind Eleos Coffee in their fenced lot. Eleos Coffee holds regular business hours of Monday – Friday: 7 AM to 2 PM and Saturday: 8 AM to 2 PM.


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.


Suiting Up: Tailored Menswear in KC, 1900-2017
The Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District Museum (800 Broadway) has opened a new exhibit focusing on historical menswear. The Suiting Up: Tailored Menswear in Kansas City, 1900-2017 exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays until February 24. The exhibit explores the history and evolution of tailored menswear in Kansas City from the 20th century to the present, and highlights some of Kansas City’s gentlemen of style throughout the last century. The cost to view the special exhibit is $5.


Thursday, January 18


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 p.m. to 9 p.m. No appointments needed, but care is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.


RISE Volunteer Orientation
Interested in volunteering for Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment (RISE)? Read more about RISE volunteer opportunities and apply at, then join the Central Library branch for one of the volunteer orientations. The next one will be held on Thursday, January 18, from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m.


Drop in tech coach at North-East Public Library
Get helpful advice from a tech coach at the North-East branch (6000 Wilson Rd.) of the public library from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 18. Get help with Microsoft Word or Excel; the internet; email; formatting a resume; online applications; syncing your smartphone and so much more! Can’t make it to a drop in session? See staff or call 816-701-3606 to make an appointment.


Central Library presents: The Casablanca Conference
Stop by the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Thursday, January 18 beginning at 6 p.m. for a special presentation about The Casablanca Conference, where U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt traveled in 1943 to map out the Allied war strategy with Winston Churchill. Seventy-five years ago this month, Franklin Roosevelt became the first U.S. president to leave American soil during wartime when he traveled to Casablanca, Morocco, to confer with Britain’s Winston Churchill. The plan: concentrate on Germany in hopes of drawing its forces away from the Eastern Front and reducing pressure on Russia’s Red Army. They also agreed on this: Postwar peace depended on nothing less than the Axis’ unconditional surrender. The presentation launches a new Library series commemorating the 75th anniversary of key World War II events.


Blue Valley Neighborhood Association Meeting
The Blue Valley neighborhood association will meet on Thursday, January 18, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Guadalupe Center (1512 Van Brunt).


Friday, January 19


Chair Fitness
The North-East Public Library Branch (6000 Wilson Rd.) will host a chair fitness class on Friday, January 19, beginning at 9:30 a.m. No matter what your limitations, you can still reap the physical, mental and emotional benefits of exercise. This class is designed to offer a total body workout. Cardio, strength and flexibility exercises are all performed from a seated position.


Saturday, January 20


Teen Lock in at North-East branch
On Saturday, January 20, teens are invited to the North-East Library from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a lock-in party. Come enjoy a teen lock in with a treasure hunt, break out box, slime and Captain Jack Sparrow. All attendees must have a signed permission slip to enter and stay for the event. These can be picked up and turned in at the front desk of the library.


KC Parks hosts Winterfest
KC Parks and Recreation will host Winterfest on Saturday, January 20, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the American Royal-Governor’s Building (1701 American Royal Court). There will be a day full of activities for pets, kids and adults. Vendors of all types, shelter and rescue groups, community groups, food and beverage, pet costume contest, Cupcake War Contest, entertainment on the stage all day, demonstrations and to top off the day we have the Jurassic Kingdom dinosaurs will be there with 3 shows and fossil displays and educational program all day. Admission is free.


Sunday, January 21

Murder at the Mardi Gras
The North-East branch of the Kansas City Public Library will host a special event on Sunday, January 21, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. entitled Murder at the Mardi Gras. This adult programs ask attendees to watch along or join in for this “deadly” celebration, as the group hopes to solve a murder mystery.


Monday, January 22

Sheffield Neighborhood Association Meeting
The next meeting of the Sheffield Neighborhood Association will be on Monday, Janaury 22, beginning at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church (1029 Bennington).


Tuesday, January 23

Graphic Novel Book Club
Head out to the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library for story time on Tuesday, January 23, from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Join the library each Tuesday on the Children’s floor for stories, crafts and a lot of imagination. Graphic novel fans (ages 7-15) enjoy meeting up with each other to talk about books, as well as to get first hand illustrative instruction on how to create, design and illustrate your own comics. Parking is free.



Be SMART Gun Safety Program 2018
The Northeast Branch of the Kansas City Public Library will host a ‘Be SMART Gun Safety Program’ on Wednesday, January 31, beginning at 6 p.m. Attend the session to learn the five easy steps to storing your gun safety. The Kansas City, Missouri police department will hand out free gun locks to attendees.


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