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August 19 - August 25

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NEWS & RESOURCES


PIAC HEARINGS

The primary function of the Public Improvements Advisory Committee (PIAC) is to solicit resident input and make recommendations regarding both the citywide and neighborhood portions of the capital budget. The PIAC holds a series of public hearings every year. These hearings provide residents with an opportunity to express their opinions, concerns and project requests regarding the forthcoming capital budget.

District Four Hearings:
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tony Aguirre Community Center 2050 W Pennway St. 

Monday, September 16, 2019 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kansas City Public Library – Plaza Branch 4801 Main Street


For a list of the other district hearings, go here.

 
PART TIME TEMP WORKERS NEEDED

During the week of September 17-20, Midtown KC Now will be facilitating our annual Pedestrian Count. We will need to fill approximately 40-50 part time shifts at the rate of $10/hour to assist us with this project. As a counter, you will be stationed at an intersection on Main Street for 5-6 hours each day counting pedestrians. Training will be provided.

The training session will be held Tuesday, September 17 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at 3931 Main Street.
To register, contact Stan Henry at (816) 868-7839 or via email.

 

 
JOBS WITH 2020 CENSUS

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. If you are interested, go to: 
https://2020census.gov/en/jobs

How the Census Benefits Your Community


Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Your community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. When you respond to the census, you help your community gets its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and this creates jobs. Developers use the census to build new homes and revitalize old neighborhoods. Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy.

 
 


MIDTOWN KC NOW IS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD PEOPLE!
 
Are you a people-person who enjoys working outdoors year-round? Do you love the vibrancy of Midtown and want to contribute to keeping this area safe and clean?
 
Consider joining the staff of our Community Improvement Districts (affectionately known as the ‘red shirts’ and ‘blue shirts’ on the Broadway and Main Street corridors)! We are looking for energetic, self-starters for the positions of Area Awareness Officers (must be proficient riding a bicycle) and Area Maintenance Attendants (must be comfortable walking for entire shift.)
 
If interested, contact Operations Manager, Stan Henry by email or call 816-753-3820 ext.423.
 
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
Roanoke
Rockhill
Southmoreland
Union Hill
Valentine
Volker
West Plaza
EVENTS THIS WEEK
AUGUST 22
HOMEGROWN HAPPY HOUR @ WESTPORT COMMONS

 
Thursday, August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cultivate KC, 300 E. 39th Street, KCMO


Enjoy some Boulevard Brewing Company beer and treats from The Waffler while touring Cultivate KC's farm in the heart of the city at the Plexpod!

Walk through the field and learn how we’re growing food and soil and the impact it has on our food system as well as the environment. Kid-friendly so bring the family!

Click on image above for more info.
 
AUGUST 24
KEMPER MUSEUM BLOCK PARTY

 
Saturday, August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Kemper Museum, 4420 Warwick Blvd., KCMO

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art will continue the museum’s twenty-fifth anniversary celebration with their fifth annual FREE Summer Block Party.

Explore Lexicon: The Language of Gesture in 25 Years at Kemper Museum and other works from the Museum’s Permanent Collection featured across four galleries; check out the brand new Atrium Project installation by Angel Otero; experience Lowriders of Kansas City––a special addition to this year’s event; dance to the epic sound of Hi-Lux; enjoy lawn games, face-painting, a photobooth, and art-making activities for visitors of all ages; stop by the Museum Shop for another installment of “Pop Up at the Museum Shop: Block Party Edition” where visitors can purchase locally-made jewelry, ceramics, paper goods, and more; visit the KCAI Ceramics Department for live demonstrations; and at sundown (approximately 8:30 p.m.) find a spot on the Museum Grounds for this year's outdoor film screening: the 2017 Disney/Pixar hit, Coco.

RSVP here.
 
AUGUST 24
DRUGSTORE STUDIO SALE

Saturday, August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Drugstore (Katz Building), 3948 Main, KCMO

Store closing, everything must go.
The Drugstore Artist Studios will be shutting down at the end of August.

So we are going to have EVERYTHING MUST GO SALE!!

Art supplies, materials, equipment, and furniture

Then return at 8:00 pm for Store Closing Party with drinks, music, and more!

Click on image above for more info.
 
more this week
 
 
upcoming events

fair housing and equality summit - 8/29
boe appeal workshop @ westport library - 8/29
kc irish fest - 8/30 - 9/1
hatch chili festival - 8/31
gay softball world series  - 9/2 - 9/8
midtown kc now coffee klatch - 9/4
ability kc luncheon - 9/5
beautiful light exhibition first friday - 9/6
2019 pink out - 9/6
art westport - 9/6 - 9/8
kkfi crossroads music fest - 9/7
latino arts festival - 9/7
annual dance in the park - 9/7
uncorked: kc wine festival - 9/7
convoy of hope - 9/7
lost arts fair @ harris-kearney house - 9/7 - 9/8
kcur story telling night @ the unicorn - 9/9
fiesta hispana - 9/13
hallmarket - 9/14
medicare info session @ westport library - 9/16
union cemetery food truck friday - 9/20
plaza art fair - 9/20 - 9/22
unplaza art fair - 9/21 & 9/22
kc mac & cheese festival - 9/21
end of the world pub crawl - 9/21
troostapalooza - 9/21
medicare for all discussion @ all souls - 9/25
wingfest @ crossroads - 9/28
the whole person gala - 9/28
oktoberfest @ crown center - 10/4 & 10/5
middle of the map fest - 10/4 & 10/5
kc games for good - 10/5
kc job fair - 10/8
Disability:IN Champions Luncheon @ The Madrid - 10/10
porchfestkc - 10/12
fashion with compassion - 10/12
kemper museum gala - 10/12
planned parenthood's the event - 11/2
 
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