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Disproving the myth that "there's nothing to do in Kansas City" one week at a time. Forward to colleagues, friends, & visitors and see you around town!
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By Design Magazine promotes an authentic lifestyle that showcases the diversity of millennial life. We're everyday people sharing our stories, appreciating the highs and lows of normal life. We intentionally craft editorial content that allows for real conversation and an appreciation for creativity and style. We're not just a magazine, we're a platform to inspire and motivate a community to pursue a meaningful life that positively contributes to a culture of creativity. 

The #metoo movement gave people a platform all over the world and empowered survivors to talk about sexual violence and harassment in a new and more open light. What was once considered a “taboo” topic of conversation has now permeated popular news sites, blogs and social media pages. But, even in the midst of all this empowerment, many felt left out or further marginalized by the movement. The #MeToo Project strives to provide an artistic response from survivors and artists in the Kansas City Community that will facilitate a more inclusive conversation around the topics of sexual violence and harassment. 

As part of National Community Health Center Week, Swope Health Services will host a luncheon and panel discussion for healthcare leaders on Friday, August 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. This year’s topic is Coordination and Collaboration in the Face of Risk: Responding to Missouri’s Opioid Crisis. 

Feel the world beat in the heart of America. This event is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the country and features more than 60 different cultures selling their native foods, crafts and performing ethnic music and dances. The festival is held during the third full weekend of August near the front entrance of historic Swope Park.

Comedian-turned-actor DeRay Davis may not be a household name just yet, but his affable mug, booming voice, and merciless material have bristled the funny bones of millions of comedy fans.

You are invited to celebrate the life and legacy of our Brother Marcus Mosiah Garvey. 

There will be music, a movie, food and legacy building for our future. 

Join us for the kick-off celebration of Women’s Equality Week 2018 at the Blue Room in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. There will be refreshments and entertainment by Heartsong, the small ensemble from the Kansas City Women's Chorus. 

More exercises, more beer!
Join us for a FREE bootcamp on the One Light Luxury Apartments rooftop followed by FREE happy hour

Join us twice a month for morning Yoga + Juice at Ruby Jean's Kitchen & Juicery at 3000 Troost Ave. Start your day off right with a yoga session taught by instructors from Midtown Yoga KC - MYKC We will promptly start at 9:30am on the side lawn behind the juicery. Afterwards, feel free to join us inside to purchase and enjoy breakfast, smoothies or cold-pressed juice, to continue your healthy morning!
Join us for Kansas City's second annual VegFest, where mindfulness meets consumerism. 

VegFest is a way to learn more about how changing to a plant-based lifestyle is better for you, the environment, and animals. 

•Sample delicious plant-based food
•Discover environmentally-conscious and cruelty-free products 
•Learn how to prepare healthier foods 
•Spend time with like-minded people

The BLOC is a gathering place for black men educators in the Kansas City area. Whether you are a teacher, coach, administrator, prospective teacher, social worker, para, retired teacher etc. you are invited to fellowship with other like minded brothers in your city. We have black men educators coming in from as far as Lawrence, KS, and we want to meet you!

Saturday, August 18th we will be gathering for a back to school social hour! This informal meeting will simply be black men in education hanging out and building a network with one another. We will be there from 6-9, but you are welcome to come and go as you please.
In conjunction with the release of his sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All, Sam Smith announced the North American dates of his arena tour. The Thrill Of It All tour will stop by Sprint Center on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. 

As females, we get bogged down with expectations, busy-ness, lack of time, and commitments so much that we often forget about the most important person: ourselves!

This event is FREE and will include an hour of networking, inspiration from KC Leaders, raffle prizes, a deeper look at empowerment, take-home goodies, and a meditation for loving-kindness. 

The VIBES are back AUGUST 19TH for my 3rd & FINAL #DayParty of the summer 🌤🌴✈️🇺🇸 #VIBESkc @ the Riot Room 🔥 3-8pm 

Sunday, August 19th, from 10 am - 2 pm #UnderThePlane we will host our sixth Food Truck Brunch of 2018! 

Bring your family out to enjoy great food, and coffee, and check out the awesome wares of various area artists and vendors! 

Bring your laptop for this interactive workshop that will help you level up your Google Calendar skills. We will show you tips and tricks to help you explore Google’s deep set of features and address almost any calendar need. We’ll also introduce you to some other apps that expand the calendar’s functionality. Whether you are managing business meetings or just need a better way to track events with friends and family, this class will help to boost your productivity and get your life together. 

Right now, two of the city’s oldest buildings near the 18th and Vine Jazz District look the part: limestone ruins straight out of Medieval Europe.

But Jason Parson, Tim Duggan and Shomari Benton have big plans for redeveloping the former City Water and Street Department buildings at 2000 Vine. Both were built in 1866, making them more than 150 years old, and have been empty since 1994.

Have a great weekend!
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