Wednesday, January 24
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 25
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 http://www.kclibrary.org/community-services/immigrant-services/rise-volunteer, 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.
Friday, January 26
The North-East Public Library Branch (6000 Wilson Rd.) will host a chair fitness class on Friday, January 26, 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.
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 Friday, January 26. 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.
Saturday, January 27
KC Parks and Rec Winter Carnival
KC Parks and Recreation will host a Winter Carnival on Saturday, January 27, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Garrison Community Center (1124 E. 5th St., KCMO). Tickets for a variety of carnival games can be purchased at a cost of four for $1. Crafts, table games and light refreshments will be included. For more information, call (816) 784-1140.
Sunday, January 28
For All Children Everywhere
The Central branch of the Kansas City Public Library will host a special event about Children’s Mercy Hospital on Sunday, January 28, beginning at 2 p.m., entitled For All Children Everywhere. In a discussion of his book For All Children Everywhere, a comprehensive history of Children’s Mercy, Thomas McCormally walks through the renowned hospital’s founding by two sisters and its growth through more than a century of challenges – sexism, racism, the Great Depression, the Baby Boom, the Missouri-Kansas border war and the changing face of modern medicine and pediatrics.
McCormally, a former suburban Kansas City newspaper reporter, editor, and columnist, is the Children’s Mercy director of archives.
Monday, January 29
Free Tax Prep at Central Library
Come out to the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Monday, January 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for help with tax preparation. Representatives from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be on hand to assist with your federal and state (MO and KS) income tax returns. This service is for walk-ins only, and is available to individuals making $60,000 per year or less. Please bring the following items:
-Proof of identification (photo ID)
-Social Security cards or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents (Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN)
-Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents
-Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc)
-Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
-All 1095 Forms, Health Insurance Statements Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received
-A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
-Direct deposit and/or banking information
-Proof of daycare expenses with provider name, address and ID number
-Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable
To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.
Tuesday, January 30
Graphic Novel Book Club
Head out to the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library for story time on Tuesday, January 30, 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.
State of the Northeast Forum
On Tuesday, January 30, Northeast Alliance Together (NEAT) will host a ‘State of the Northeast’ Forum at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace (1001 Bennington Ave.) church. Featured guests will include 4th District Councilwoman Jolie Justus, 4th District Councilwoman Katheryn Shields, 3rd District Councilman Quinton Lucas, KCMO City Manager Troy Schulte, and KCPD East Patrol Commander Jim Thomas. The forum will be moderated by Northeast News publisher Michael Bushnell.
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.