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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!
Secret Soldiers: Heroines In Disguise 
A co-production with UMKC Theatre 
Written by Wendy Lement

True accounts of four women who, for different reasons, served as men in the Civil War. Woven into this unique and interactive play: early suffrage movement as well as the formation of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment (the first African American regiment in U.S. history) and Harriet Tubman. 

Welcome 2019 Heartland 2.0 on the move.... Come network with the Board/Chairpersons... Tell them what you want... Customize your membership and enroll in programs that will fit your needs.
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation invites proposals from nonprofit and for-profit organizations that present uncommon models that either test new ideas or scale already-proven programs in order to provide quality entrepreneurial support programs that reduce or eliminate barriers to entrepreneurial starts and company growth for communities that have been systemically left behind. 

Kadesh Flow is well known around Kansas City both on his own and as a member of The Phantastics and Brass & Boujee - he's a creative force to be reckoned with, and has strong ties in both the rap and jazz worlds. This show is his concept to bring those two worlds together.
Please join me for a severe weather lecture in the shadows of my photo show of awesome weather pictures. Portions of the proceeds will go toward Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Coffee and Pastries will be served. Jon Hokenson put together a news story that sums up the cause. Hope to see you there! https://youtu.be/WJFKTaIDJUU 

Learn how to protect yourself with MMA techniques. Instructor Jessica Auld will teach striking, kicking and fighting back. Open to everyone and all genders.

Join us on Saturday, January 26 for the Mayoral Candidate Forum. All residents of the the Kansas City metropolitan area are invited free of charge! This will be a great opportunity to engage with all of the Mayoral Candidates and also for the Mayoral Candidates to hear about the challenges and concerns of the community. 

NGP + PRF presents: Natural Hair Boot Camp

Get your groove back with this "HAIRTASTIC" healthy hair series. We're back and ready to give you all the moves, tools, and healthy hair habits for your all-new #2K19 hair goals!

Looking for something NEW and EXCITING????? 
How about trying yoga postures in HEELS!!!!!!!

Yoga N Heels is a unique yoga experience backed to the rhythm and blues of contemporary R&B music. Come enjoy some of your favorite R&B tunes plus an energizing 60 minute yoga class that will leave you feeling confident/self empowered. 

Be Bop and Beyond showcases Black History in the heart of America during the jazz and civil rights era. Kids 17 and under are free with one paid adult . Limit 2 kids per adult. Click KansasCityTourCompany.com to confirm your booking 

The new Crossroads Hotel is a beautiful new addition to the Crossroads District. Join us for a evening of music and enjoy a few cocktails in the hip and laid back atmosphere. 

Meet up, network, and put on your creative hats while decorating your own Dreams and Aspiration Jar to keep you inspired and motivated throughout 2019!
Start your 2019 off the right way with your favorite selectors Joc Max and Maxx. We’ll be playing your new favorite jams of the Funk, Soul, Disco and House varieties. Do your friends and enemies a favor and bring them with you. Come early to chow down and fuel up on some fixins from the Ship’s kitchen. 

We got back in the swing of things in December and we're not stopping. We are not stopping with the Giveback and this month we are doing it for the kids! With your donation of new or gently used kids clothing, you will receive half off cover charge. As usual, we will have all the games, 75¢ wings, $6 Patron & the vibe that only DJ High EyeQ can create! 

Artist Deaunte Thomas inspires young creatives to express themselves through painting 

Bring your youngster to the ultimate creative and colorful celebration with a painting party at Local Legends! We love hosting kids’ parties in our spacious studio. If you’re looking for something fun, fresh, and creative, Local Legends is the place to be. 

The Traditional Music Society proudly presents the first in its concert series for 2019 … “A Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

The Stepping Squad is back with the 4th edition of Stepping Sundays from 6p-12a every Sunday with a different Dj each week. Dj Spanky is up Jan 27th followed by a cast of Djs that will keep you moving all night. No cover charge till 9pm then $5 afterwards. There will be food and drink specials. 

A heritage trail is a regional network of cultural heritage sites that tell a story. The City of Kansas City, MO is working to identify sites to create a heritage trail that tells the story of the African American experience in Kansas City, MO and we want to hear from you! 


The Kansas City Council voted to rename The Paseo for Martin Luther King, Jr. The long boulevard on the city’s east side was one of several supporters considered renaming to honor the civil rights leader.

Two Missouri legislators from Kansas City introduced bills to give minority- and women-owned businesses an edge when applying for licenses to sell medical marijuana. The bills are legal and political long shots.
Flyover KC 2019 
Cardi B, 21 Savage, Lil Baby, G Herbo, Lil Mosey, YBN Cordae, Tobi Lou, Splurge, Blaatina, Yusee 

Have a great weekend!
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