Wednesday, January 31

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.

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.


Thursday, February 1

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.


Friday, February 2


Chair Fitness
The North-East Public Library Branch (6000 Wilson Rd.) will host a chair fitness class on Friday, February 2, 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.


Art Starts at the Library
Stop by the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library for First Friday on February 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m. From gallery exhibits to live music to kids’ activities and munchies, the Central Library provides a perfect family-friendly starting point for your First Friday. The second-floor Rocky and Gabriella Mountain Gallery offers Cattle, Cowboys and Culture: Kansas City and Amarillo, Building an Urban West, which illuminates the historical, cattle-driven connections between Kansas City and the Texas Panhandle city of Amarillo. In the first-floor Genevieve Guldner Gallery, This Is Really Happening, See? features the everyday-life photography of Casey Lee Holden and Nelson Pereira. Music performed by the classically trained saxophone-and-piano ensemble Trio Spiritus will also be featured, while kids can celebrate the Chinese New Year with crafts in Kirk Hall on the first floor.


Saturday, February 3


Heart Healthy Line Dancing
The Northeast Public Library will host Heart Healthy Line Dancing on Saturday, February 3, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Get your heart pumping with line dancing and instruction and fun led by the Stepp-Tacular Steppers!


Sunday, February 4


Northeast Library Book Club
The Northeast Branch of the Kansas City Public Library will host its monthly book club on Sunday, February 4, from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Come to the North East Book Group each month to share your passion for books and join in on riveting book discussions.


Monday, February 5


Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Meeting
The next meeting of the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association will be on Monday, February 5, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Museum (3218 Gladstone).


Tuesday, February 6


Free Tax Prep at Central Library
Come out to the Northeast Branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Monday, February 6, from 2 p.m. to 7 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.


Graphic Novel Book Club
Head out to the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library for story time on Tuesday, February 6, 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.




Lykins Neighborhood meeting
The next Lykins Neighborhood meeting will be held on Monday, February 12, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 3704 E. 12th St. Join Lykins neighbors as they review crime and grime, organize neighborhood cleanups, and focus on creating a better community. Other neighborhoods in Historic Northeast are more than welcome to join.


Independence Plaza Council Monthly Meeting
Independence Plaza Council will host its monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 13, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Woodland Elementary School, 711 Woodland Ave., KCMO.


Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Association meeting
The Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Association will host its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 13, from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences,1750 Independence Avenue.

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