Thursday, February 9 – EarlystART invites you to the Sarah Rector Community Planning Session! Learn about this project and explore two concepts the community has created. Everyone is encouraged to attend this final session on February 9, 2023 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at EarlystART-St. Mark Center, 2008 E. 12th St. Dinner and childcare provided. Sign up:

Thursday, February 9 – This month’s Northeast Chamber of Commerce Coffee, Culture & Conversation will be held at Yasmeen Cafe, 1447 Independence Ave., from 10 to 11 a.m. Come for conversation and try some chai tea and mandazi (Somali sweet bread), a cafe specialty. The event is free, all are welcome.

Saturday, February 11 – Lykins’ Valentine Day Celebration “We Love Lykins,” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lykins Resource Center, 718 Jackson, across from the park. Bring the family for cookies and lemonade, Valentine making, and a chance to add handprints to the Lykins Square Park Plaza art installation. Call 816-298-7276 for more information.

Saturday, February 11 – Don’t miss the Historic Northeast Sustainability Town Hall from 2 to 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.

Tuesday, February 21 – Beans, Beads & Booze! The Northeast Chamber of Commerce celebrates Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday at J. Rieger Distilling Company, 2700 Guinotte Ave. in the East Bottoms. This year’s event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. For more information or to reserve your tickets, visit