midtown weekly

October 8 - October 14, 2018
Check out all the great things happening in Midtown!

MainCor Small Business Spotlight of the Week

MainCor is a 2018 American Express Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday, which will be held this year on November 24th. Each week leading up to SBS, we will feature a different small business in Midtown via our newsletter, website, Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter. Please support these businesses!

This week's Spotlight Small Business: 

Wonderland Vintage
Location:  307-309 Westport Road, KCMO 64111
Hours:      12 - 6 Tue - Fri, 10:30 - 6:00 Sat
Opened:   2012
Wonderland KC
Owner:   Andrew Chambers

What do you sell?
Vintage clothing & accessories, some housewares

What do you love about having a business in Midtown?
I discovered vintage clothing in Westport and have been hooked on both ever since! I love the diversity of patrons. I also appreciate the history of the unique shops in this area. Westport is an epicenter of style, fashion & art!

Stop by to meet Andrew and don't forget to #ShopSmall on 11/24!
#LuvMidtownKC #SmallBizSat #ShopLocalKC
November 6 Election

Sample ballot for the November 6 Missouri election is HERE.
Deadline to register to vote is this Wed., October 10. Not registered? Go HERE.
To see descriptions of state ballot measures, go HERE.
Greater Downtown Area Plan Survey 

Please go HERE to complete the short GDAP survey of the week. For more information on the GDAP, go HERE.
Check your neighborhood's site for their meetings & events!

Coleman Highlands
Heart of Westport
Hyde Park
Old Hyde Park Historic District
Union Hill
West Plaza
Walk to School KC Day

Wednesday, October 10

Today’s kids are the first generation in American history with a shorter life expectancy than their parents, largely because they are getting less physical activity in their daily lives.

Walking and biking to school is a great way to incorporate daily physical activity and improve your child’s health. And it helps in the classroom – kids that walk or bike to school burn off excess energy and show up ready to learn!

Encouraging your child to walk or bike to school is a way to instill in him or her the active habits that can contribute to a lifelong healthy lifestyle. But in addition to health benefits, there are intangible benefits as well. Many parents who have participated in a Walk to School Day or Bike to School Day say that the active trip to school has been a valuable way for them to spend time with their children and to socialize with other parents and neighbors.

Visit WalktoSchoolKC.com to find an event, add your own or find resources to plan an event at your school.

Kemper Museum Gala

Saturday, October 13 @ 7:00 pm - Midnight
Kemper Museum, 4420 Warwick, KCMO

Surrounded by beautiful artwork and fabulous people, join Honorary Co-Chairs Christy and Bill Gautreaux, Co-Chairs Lisa Garney and Lauren Merriman, and Ambassadors Co-Chairs Karen and Jack Holland for a night you won’t forget.

Café Sebastienne Executive Chef Rick Mullins will be preparing a remarkable meal, highlighting fresh local ingredients, and the evening will feature signature cocktails, music, and entertainment celebrating the Body Electric.

THIS IS A PARTY! There are no speeches, auctions, or raffles.

This annual celebration serves as the major fundraising event to help Kemper Museum raise operating support, two-thirds of which is contributed by the gala, members, and other donors, providing nearly 100,000 people access to world-class exhibitions of contemporary art and programs for all ages, free of charge.

For tickets and more information, visit: kemperart.org/gala

more this week  
small scale development workshop - 10/15
kc mayoral election town hall - 10/15
kc race & equity initiative: socialization & bias - 10/16
kansas city houses lecture - 10/16
equitable development in kc - 10/18
third thursday @ the nelson: monster mash - 10/18
historical epitaphs @ union cemetery - 10/20
open studios @ the drugstore - 10/20

angela dufresne exhibit opening at kemper museum - 10/20
nelson-atkins gala: an evening at the court of napoleon - 10/20
kc marathon - 10/20
job fair @ union station - 10/23
the good fight for resources - 10/23
orphan's home cycle @ met - 10/25 - 11/18
drug take back event @ maincor - 10/27
spookfest @ science city - 10/27
race, place, & diversity - 10/30

oracles of aquarius psychic fair - 11/2 - 11/4
rock it! children's event @ union station - 11/3

day of the dead festival @ the nelson - 11/4
general election - 11/6
legacy summit on african american leadership - 11/9 - 11/10
armistice day @ wwI museum - 11/9 - 11/11
city school fair - 11/10
midtown preservation seminar - 11/10
the event w/gloria steinem @ the uptown - 11/10
global entrepreneurship week - 11/12 - 11/16
maincor luncheon/toy drive - 11/15

holidays come alive @ union station - 11/17
pilgrim run - 11/22
small business saturday - 11/24
world aids day luncheon @ plexpod - 11/28
westport santa dash - 12/1
holiday swing at union station - 12/1 - 12/2
medicare for all: the road forward - 12/4
we art together - 12/7
maincor holiday luncheon - 12/20
If you have events you would like featured in
The Midtown Weekly, please email info and a photo (if you have one) to LEIGH by Thursday,
the week before the date of the event.