THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 – Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association meeting. 6:30 pm, St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, 309 Benton Blvd. Kansas City Public Schools repurposing initiative will be presenting two different developer plans for the mothballed Scarritt School site at 3500 Lexington Avenue.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3 – Experience the rich culture and history of Kansas City’s 18th & Vine Jazz District at the 2000 Vine First Fridays Open House starting at 6 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to see the renovated 150-year-old buildings, taste Vine Street Brewing Co. beer, food from The Prospect KC, tattoos by Keno G, and live painting by Warren Harvey.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3 – The Don Bosco Centers Mouse Races are back! From 7-9 p.m., enjoy a fun night of mouse betting, food, and drinks with friends, all while supporting a great cause. Tables $300 each, for 8-10 people. Beer is included in table costs, and a signature cocktail will be available for purchase. Guests should bring food to share, potluck style, with their tables! More info:

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 – Kessler Park Community Open House. Come join the Parks Department and Hoxie Collective anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, 2657 Independence Ave., for the Final Open House of the strategic planning process for Kessler Park. Learn more about the project here:

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 – Don’t miss the Historic Northeast Sustainability Town Hall from 2-4 p.m. at Independence Boulevard Christian Church, 606 Gladstone Blvd. A panel featuring five representatives from different organizations doing work in the Northeast will discuss sustainability-related topics and take questions from attendees.