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April 22 - April 28
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NEWS & RESOURCES


EARTH DAY ORCHARD PLANTING

Join Cultivate KC in celebrating Earth Day by planting fruit trees in the orchard at its Westport Commons Farm at Plexpod. Work alongside staff as you plant a variety of pear, apple and cherry trees and fruit shrubs. Learn about their work supporting urban farms (many in midtown!) and supporting a healthy, sustainable food system. Tour the field where the group is growing soil as they grow food. Go here to sign up: https://www.cultivatekc.org/eve…/earth-day-orchard-planting/

When: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Monday, April 22, 2019 (Earth Day)
Where: Plexpod Westport Commons; 300 E. 39th Street, KCMO

Can’t make it but want to volunteer? Go here to learn how to get involved: https://www.cultivatekc.org/get-involved/volunteer/

#earthday2019 #luvmidtownkc

 


GREEN COMMUTE CHALLENGE

 
RideshareKC invites your company to showcase its commitment to environmental leadership while encouraging employees to explore money-saving options for their commute. How? By fielding a team in the 2019 Green Commute Challenge!

From June 3 to August 30, challenge team members to choose an alternative to driving alone. They log their trips online to earn points and a chance to win fun prizes. Top performing teams in each size category get an award – and bragging rights.

The challenge is free to join and leading a team is easy. RideshareKC will provide everything you need to register and recruit your team and help them crush it in the challenge. Team signup starts May 6, 2019

For more information, please contact Jenny O’Brien jobrien@marc.org  816.701.8201
 
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MIDTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS
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West Plaza
EVENTS THIS WEEK
APRIL 26
KCAI GROUNDBREAKING CELEBRATION

Join the Kansas City Art Institute for the Groundbreaking Celebration of the future home for Art History, Liberal Arts, Creative Writing & Student Services.

Friday, April 26

8:30 am – Light breakfast and coffee
9:00 am – Remarks and groundbreaking

East side of KCAI campus

44th & Oak Streets
Kansas City, MO 64111

Parking available in the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art north lot. (NW corner of Rockhill Rd. and 45th St.)

Click on image above for more information.

 
APRIL 27
DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT

Safely dispose of your unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs at our Spring Drug Take Back Event!

This semi-annual Drug Take Back Day is held in partnership with the KCPD Central Patrol Division, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Midtown KC Now (formerly MainCor).

The drugs will be taken for safe disposal and the containers will be recycled.

All drugs, prescription or over-the-counter, are welcome.
(If you will be disposing of syringes, please be sure they are in a safe container that states that there are needles in the container before they are handed over.)

This service is FREE, absolutely no questions asked.

 
more this week

disability inclusion summit - 4/30
making a great series: parks & blvds @ plaza library - 4/30
midtown kc now coffee klatch - 5/1
neighborhood plan workshop - 5/1
kc art exhibit @ buttonwood art space - 5/3
troost jazz & soul experience - 5/4
purple stride - 5/4
wanderfest - 5/5
kc job fair @ sheraton crown center - 5/6
edc cornerstone awards - 5/7
national walk & bike to school day - 5/8
dig day w/parks & rec and bsa - 5/11
midtown kc now party in the parking lot - 5/16
third thursday @ the nelson - 5/16
brown bag concert @ westport presbyterian - 5/17
national ride your bike to work day - 5/17
union cemetery food truck friday - 5/17
troost festival - 5/18
valentine porchfest kc - 5/18
rockin' rockhill summer street party - 5/19
illuminated waters @ theis park - 5/24 & 5/25
making a great series @ plaza library - 5/28
head for the cure 5k - 6/9
general election - 6/18
midtown kc now luncheon - 6/20

union cemetery food truck friday - 6/21
maker faire @ union station - 6/22 & 6/23
midtown kc now luncheon - 7/18

union cemetery food truck friday - 7/19
water lantern festival @ the nelson - 7/27
union cemetery food truck friday - 8/16
union cemetery food truck friday - 9/20
porchfestkc - 10/12
fashion with compassion - 10/12
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