Thursday, August 17 – MidAmerica Regional Council (MARC) is organizing the first community meeting to discuss the development of a potential new energy conservation/heat island reduction program in neighborhoods along Independence Avenue. Join us 5:30 – 7 p.m. for dinner and discussion at the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, 2657 Independence Ave.

Friday, August 18 – Northeast Arts KC presents The Grisly Hand with the Summer Dusk Concert series, 7:00 – 9:00 at the 9th Street Athletic Field. Free Admission! See ad on page 3.

Saturday, August 19 – Meet and Treat! Join the Jerusalem Farm staff at Cliff Drive Gate 1 to greet their newest team members, a herd of goats working to clean up invasive species. Learn about the goats’ project in Kessler Park. Hang out with friends and neighbors. Bring a lawn chair if you wish! All are welcome from 1 – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, August 22 – Tasty Topic Talk for August is Lead to Read at the North-East Library, 6000 Wilson Rd. from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring a new children’s book & swap for a box lunch, pay $25, or bring your own! Register at

Saturday, September 2 – HUZZAH! Join us for opening day at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. Find more info at Keep an eye out for Northeast News ticket giveaways!

Friday, September 8 – International Taste and Tour Part II! Join us 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. for a fun-filled afternoon with delicious tidbits from 5 international restaurants & 2 coffee shops. More info at

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