Wednesday, February 14

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, February 15

Identity Theft: Financial Protection After a Security Breach
The Northeast Branch (6000 Wilson Rd.) of the Kansas City Public Library will host a special class about identity theft on Thursday, February 15, from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. Led by an expert from the Foundation for Financial Education, this workshop will present: How to protect your identity; The warning signs of identity theft; Steps to take if your identity is stolen; and the difference between a credit freeze and a fraud alert. To attend, please RSVP to Amy Roberts at 913-258-2700.


Blue Valley Neighborhood Association meeting
The next meeting of the Blue Valley Neighborhood Association will be held on Thursday, February 15, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Guadalupe Center (1512 Van Brunt).


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.


Northeast Alliance Together (NEAT) meeting
The next Northeast Alliance Together (NEAT) meeting will be on Thursday, February 15th at 8:30 a.m. at the Northeast Branch Public Library at 6000 Wilson Rd. The meeting will feature a presentation


Friday, February 16


Chair Fitness
The North-East Public Library Branch (6000 Wilson Rd.) will host a chair fitness class on Friday, February 16, 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, February 17


The Art of My Life exhibit
A free new exhibit, entitled ‘The Art of My Life,’ (Inspiring artwork from an African American Perspective) is now on display at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center & Museum (3700 Blue Parkway). The exhibit will be on display through March of 2018.


Sunday, February 18


Head ‘Em Up and Move ‘Em Out
The Northeast Branch of the Kansas City Public Library will host a special event about the early days of ranching and cattle driving at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 18, entitled ‘Head ‘Em Up and Move ‘Em Out.’ Hundreds of miles on the trail brought a drover into contact with all that nature could throw at him – lightning, flooded rivers, hail, and tornadoes, atop the problem of stampedes – and there was little choice but to face those elements head on in getting a herd to market.

Cowboy historian Jim Gray, a sixth-generation Kansan who is executive director of the National Drovers Hall of Fame in Ellsworth, recalls the demands of the day, relating a story of cowboys, cattle, and getting beef from the trail to your plate. The event coincides with the exhibit Cattle, Cowboys, and Culture: Kansas City and Amarillo, Building an Urban West, running through March 18 at the Central Library.


Monday, February 19


Indian Mound Neighborhood Meeting
The Indian Mound Neighborhood Association will host its next monthly meeting on Monday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Parish Hall (5105 St. John Ave.)


Tuesday, February 20


Graphic Novel Book Club
Head out to the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library for story time on Tuesday, February 20, 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.


Free Tax Prep at Central Library
Come out to the Northeast Branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Tuesday, February 20, 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.


Parks Board Meeting
The next meeting of the Parks Board will on Tuesday, February 20, 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.



Reserve spots today at 555 Olive after-school arts program
The Mattie Rhodes Center is bringing its Westside after-school arts program to the Olive Center (555 Olive) in Pendleton Heights. It is a one-per-week experience for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade and you can choose your day — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. It’s open to children in Pendleton Heights and is free of charge. Registration is now open and is first-come, first served. To register, contact Trish Brashears at or 816-

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