Claycomo Board of Trustees Meeting - Ford to Expand; Ordinances to be Revisited
On Monday, December 10, the Claycomo Board of Trustees met for the first of its regular bimonthly meetings in December.
It was confirmed at the meeting that Santa will be riding the fire truck again on December 22 from 9:00 a.m. until he and his team have hit every street in the village. Be ready to spot St. Nick this Saturday.
Do you have your calendars marked for this upcoming Saturday? It's time for the annual Snake Saturday parade in North Kansas City. This is a family-friendly event with various activities that anyone can enjoy. The first Snake Saturday parade in North Kansas City was in 1983, and it has grown to become quite an event in the Northland. There will be carnival rides, food, a car show, free pony rides, and a petting zoo for the wee lads and lassies!
On March 23rd, a lot of people gathered in Park Hill South High School to celebrate the ethnic and cultural diversity in the Northland. The Northland Ethnic Festival featured ethnic displays, music and dancing, children's crafts, and genealogy help. The Festival has been a huge success for 10 years now. It is coordinated by the Platte County University of Missouri Extension, Park Hill School District, Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods, Mid-Continent Public Library, and the Ethnic Enrichment Commission.
On Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the RT Booklovers Convention will be holding their Giant Book Fair. Featuring over 450 authors ready and willing to sign some of your favorite books, this is an opportunity you won't want to miss! Plus, if you flash your library card at the door, you will get the $5 entrance fee waived for showing that you support libraries!
Springtime is here, and people are dying to get outside! Kansas City has a plethora of fun activities to do outside. Many are drawn to events and places such First Fridays, the KC River Market, or shopping on the Country Club Plaza. One of the smaller events is the annual MCC-Longview Flights of Fancy Kite Festival held on Saturday, April 20.
The 2013 Truman Heritage Festival Barbecue Championship
When I lived out of state, people who knew I was from the Kansas City area would ask my opinion of the local barbecue restaurants. I was evidently considered an expert on barbecue simply by growing up here in the KC area. Believe it or not, one can find good barbecue in places like Half Moon Bay, California, and Pocatello, Idaho.
Sunday evening, I attended a free event at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. I didn’t know what it was about. All I knew was the title, Quixotic Fusion. Since Kansas City had such beautiful weather on Sunday, I didn’t even bother to look it up; I didn’t care as long as it was outside.
Where can you find the largest annual arts and crafts festival in Missouri? Here in Independence, Missouri of course!
Spanning Labor Day Weekend is the Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival, which is named after the three trails that originated here: Santa Fe, California and Oregon. It's free to get in, and there's lots of fun for everyone! Three main stages provide entertainment, and there's a midway full of carnival revelry. Add that to the over 500 booths with crafts and food and you've got yourself a great weekend.
The Boardwalk Branch will be providing a storytime in The Grove at Zona Rosa on Thursday January 19th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will read stories, sing some songs, and provide a child-friendly craft for all children. The Grove is located on the ground level just below the Marshall's.
Library applications and up-coming program booklets will be available. So if you are getting cabin fever, come join us at The Grove in Zona Rosa.