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May 13 - May 19
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KCMO Mayoral Candidate Forums

The Kansas City Star is sponsoring six community forums, one in each City Council district. More than three dozen neighborhood groups and professional organizations are cosponsoring the forums.

Go here for the sample ballot for the General Election on June 18.
Last Day to Register to Vote: May 22

In Person Absentee Voting Began: May 7

Read more here: https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article229547899.html?fbclid=IwAR06lrXM-GaCVAzJqR_DirR4-g23g9PmoWQXE5I13Q9bcvd2ugkN3tat-U8#storylink=cpy

Dates, times and locations:

3rd District: May 14 at 7:30 pm
Bob Mohart Center, 3200 Wayne Ave.

5th District: May 20 at 6:30 pm.
Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Rd.

6th District: May 30 at 6:30 pm
Ruskin High School, 7000 E. 111 St.

2nd District: June 8 at 12:00 pm
Northland Cathedral, 101 NW 99th St.

4th District: June 9 at 2 pm
Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St.

All of the forums are free and open to the public and the press. The Star will livestream the debates on their Facebook page.

Read more here:https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article229547899.html?fbclid=IwAR06lrXM-GaCVAzJqR_DirR4-g23g9PmoWQXE5I13Q9bcvd2ugkN3tat-U8#storylink=cpy

Fundraising Opportunity for Midtown KC Now!
An Evening with Pete Yorn
Thursday, May 16 @ 8:00 pm
The Madrid Theatre, 3810 Main, KCMO
Tickets sold here

For every ticket sold for this week's Pete Yorn show, Midtown KC Now receives $1 to support our work in Midtown.

Big thanks to The Madrid Theatre for their on-going generosity!

#luvmidtownkc #midtownkcnow #musicislove


Attention Midtown Business Owners:

If you do not have a receptacle for cigarette butts on the exterior of your business and you're interested in purchasing one at vendor pricing, contact us.

Not only are they unsightly, but littered cigarette butts contain plastic fibers and leach toxic chemicals—such as arsenic and lead, to name a few—into the environment and can contaminate water. 

For more information on the impact of littering, go here.
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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
MAY 16

Thursday, May 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Midtown KC Now, 3931 Main, KCMO
In our parking lot on east side of building accessible from Walnut

Join Midtown KC Now in celebrating our Main Street CID Red Shirts and Broadway Area CID Blue Shirts!

For our May luncheon, we will have our annual Party in the Parking Lot in our lot on the east side of the building (Walnut), accessible from 39th and 40th.

There will be good food, good times, and great company. We hope you all will be able to come out and help us celebrate the hard work of our Community Improvement District staff who make Midtown cleaner, safer, and inviting to all!

NOTE: To celebrate National Bike Month, we have a prize provided by Midwest Cyclery for anyone who rides their bike to our event!


MAY 18

more this week

nelson atkins art course - opens 5/24
illuminated waters @ theis park - 5/24 & 5/25
sustaining kc's parks & boulevards - 5/28
kcai art & design auction - 6/1
midtown kc now coffee klatch - 6/5
union hill garden tour - 6/9
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
kkfi collaborations live - 6/29
midtown kc now luncheon - 7/18

union cemetery food truck friday - 7/19
big picnic @ the nelson - 7/21
great car show @ wwI museum - 7/21
cowboys for cops downtown ride - 7/26
water lantern festival @ the nelson - 7/27
the whole person's main street music festival - 7/27
union cemetery food truck friday - 8/16
ethnic enrichment festival - 8/16, 8/17, & 8/18
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.