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NEWSLETTER

the
midtown weekly


September 17 - September 23, 2018
Check out all the great things happening in Midtown!
NEWS & RESOURCES


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.

This week's Spotlight Small Business: 


MILLS RECORD COMPANY
Location:  4045 Broadway, KCMO 64111
Hours:      10:00 - 9:00 M-Sa, 10:00 - 7:00 Su
Opened:   2013
Website 
millsrecordcompany.com
Owner:     Judy Mills

What do you sell? vinyl records, cds, cassettes, t-shirts, books

What do you love about having a business in Midtown?
It's my neighborhood and it has a history as a community and I'm doing my part to bring that to the future.


Stop by to meet Judy any time & don't forget to #ShopSmall on 11/24!
#LuvMidtownKC #SmallBizSat #ShopLocalKC
 
Voter2Voter Training @ Westport Presbyterian

Would you like to help more people raise their voices?— help them have a say in decisions that affect their lives?
 
Come to be trained as a Voter2Voter Ambassadors. As an Ambassador, you will find ten people who are less likely to make it to the polls in November. You’ll then be equipped to equip them with the information and support they need to register, find their polling place, get informed, and cast a ballot.

Whether you are left,  right, or somewhere in between, we can all agree that we need more civic participation in our society. Let’s join together to make it happen through Voter2Voter!


Saturday, September 29 at 10:30 am -  Noon
Westport Presbyterian Church, 201 Westport Rd, KCMO
Questions? Contact 
revscott@kc.rr.com
 
 
September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM) provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year.  Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area.  Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

To learn more about  local and FREE Community Emergency Response Training (CERT), go HERE.
 
GDAP: Survey of the Week

Click HERE to go to survey.

Go HERE for more information about the Greater Downtown Area Plan.
MIDTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS
Check your neighborhood's site for their meetings & events!

Coleman Highlands
Heart of Westport
Hyde Park
Old Hyde Park Historic District
Plaza/Westport
Rockhill
Southmoreland
Union Hill
Valentine
Volker
West Plaza
EVENTS THIS WEEK
SEPTEMBER 20
MainCor Monthly Networking Luncheon

Thursday, September 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
MainCor, 3215 Main, KCMO


Join us every third Thursday of the month for some chow & a chat!

Topic: Streetcar Extension Update
Presenter: 
Donna Mandelbaum, KC Streetcar Authority

Please RSVP by 9/17.
$15 provides lunch. You can pre-pay HERE or with cash, credit card, or check at the door.

Click on image above for more information.
 
SEPTEMBER 21 - OCTOBER 6
Radio Golf @ Just Off Broadway Theatre


All productions will be held at:

Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Central, KCMO

 

Tickets:

General admission - $25.00

Seniors (60+)/Students - $20.00

Community Nights - $15.00 (Thursdays only)

Group pricing available

To purchase tickets online visit http://www.kcmeltingpot.com/

To purchase tickets by phone call 816-226-8087

 
SEPTEMBER 22
Troostapalooza

Saturday, September 22, Noon to 7:00 pm
30th & Troost, KCMO

Celebrate art, culture, music, food & drink, and street sports in a free, family-friendly environment. Troostapalooza values celebrating the community, bringing together neighbors, small businesses, and friends on this historic corridor.

Want rooftop VIP tickets? Go HERE.

12-5: /// Live Screen Printing by Urban Kulture Apparel and Charlotte Street Shirt Company
12-5: /// Live Mural Painting by Jt Daniels
12-5: /// Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair Pop-Up
1-3: /// Battery Tour
1-4: /// Chicken N Pickle - Kansas City
2-4: /// UMKC Men's Basketball UMKC Women's
Basketball 3- Point & Trick Shot Contests
3:00: /// The Marching Cobras
3:30-5 /// Kansas City DJ
5-6: /// The Phantastics
6-7: /// Marcus Lewis Big Band

Click on image above for more information.
 
SEPTEMBER 22
Night of Independence Gala

Saturday, September 22, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Union Station, 30 W Pershing, KCMO

The It's Magic! - Night of Independence Gala is a unique evening of illusion, mystery and magic that will honor individuals and organizations that are working to further The Whole Person’s mission to assist people with disabilities to live independently.

The evening will feature a cocktail reception, live magic performances, silent and live auctions, dinner, awards ceremony and dancing to music by the M80s. Performances by Kansas City Aerial Arts above the floor of the Grand Plaza.

The “creative black tie” and festive cocktail Gala will be an event sure to make MAGIC cool again for grown-ups!

Event Emcee: Nick Vasos, FOX4 News
Keynote Message: Sarah Castle, Olympic gold medalist for wheelchair basketball and a silver medalist for the U.S. Paralympic swim team, and Assistant Jackson County Prosecutor.

Click on image above to purchase tickets.
 
more this week  
maincor midtown neighborhood forum - 9/24
who & what is on the nov ballot - 9/24
stopping stones @ harris-kearney house - 9/27

contrabanned: an uncensored celebration of the library - 9/29
kc fun & fitness day - 9/29

westport oktoberfest - 9/30
lederhosen lap 5k - 9/30
bike to the royals - 9/30
kc public theatre presents stained - 10/1
superhero yoga in union hill - 10/3
break into kc's sharing economy - 10/3
10th annual visions of the flint hills - 10/5
mayoral candidate debate @ umkc - 10/6
kc games for good - 10/6
waterfire - 10/6
hyde park historic homes tour - 10/6
walk to school kc - 10/10
kemper gala: body electric - 10/13
sprint family fun days: fall festival - 10/13
kc race & equity initiative: socialization & bias - 10/16
historical epitaphs @ union cemetery - 10/20

angela dufresne exhibit opening at kemper museum - 10/20
kc marathon - 10/20
drug take back event @ maincor - 10/27
general election - 11/6
legacy summit on african american leadership - 11/9 - 11/10
city school fair - 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
we art together - 12/5
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.

Events