Weekends through October 15 – HUZZAH! The Kansas City Renaissance Festival is open rain or shine. Find more info at kcrenfest.com. Keep an eye out for Northeast News ticket giveaways!

Friday, September 22 – 1963 Northeast High School 60th class reunion, Johnnie’s Tavern, 1175 South Mo Hwy 7, Blue Springs. Join your classmates from 1 to 5 pm for dinner or drinks.

Saturday September 23 – Kawsmouth River Carnival. 3pm to 6pm on the Missouri River between Kaw Point and Riverfront park. Calling all river rats, wingnuts, adventurers, makers, paddlers, and pirates. The River Carnival is an absurdly fun and playful mardi-gras style Art boat parade on the Missouri River! Come join the fun!

Tuesday, September 26 – Tasty Topic Talk & Tour at  Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center (825 Euclid) from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. Sponsored by the Northeast Chamber of Commerce. To reserve your lunch or for more information, visit www.NEKCChamber.com.

Thursday, September 28 – Join Northeast High School to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the gymnasium at 415 Van Brunt Blvd. from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Experience the beautiful culture, music and art, and taste delicious food.

Friday, September 29 – James Elementary Block Party at 5810 Scarritt Ave. from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Join us for food trucks, games, music and entertainment. RSVP to amartinez@kcpublicschools.org

Viernes 29 de Septiembre – James Elementary Fiesta de Barrio a 5810 Scarritt Ave., 4:30-6:30 pm. Únase a nosotros para juegos, música, vendedores de comida, y entretenimiento. Confirma tu asistencia en: amartinez@kcpublicschools.org

Saturday, September 30 – “Free for Fall City-Wide Drop-off” in District 3 from 8 a.m. to noon for all KC residents. Plan to take your trash, brush and tires to a variety of locations throughout the district. Visit northeastnews.net/pages/free-for-fall/ for a full list of sites, or call Robert Woods at (816) 513-8442 for more information.