October 2014

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Meet the Past With Crosby Kemper III

Mark the centennial of Union Station when KCPT’s "Meet the Past With Crosby Kemper III" returns for a conversation with a young, brash, and bold Ernest Hemingway, portrayed by local actor Rusty Sneary, at Union Station’s Regnier Extreme Screen Theater. unionstation.org

Flip the Switch

In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, paint the town pink as the Prairie Village Shops Flip the Switch to turn on the pink lights that adorn the center to benefit Camp Bluebird. prairievillageshops.com

B.B. King

B.B. King plays the Midland. midlandkc.com

5th Annual Burnt District Festival

The 2014 Festival has something for everyone! There are vendors of all kinds, some selling their handmade art and crafts and some showing off their goods and services they want to provide you. Again there will be a Carnival & Petting Zoo for the kids with activities for all ages. The Cabin will be open with historical information provided by the Cass County Historical Society. The parade will start at 11:00am on Saturday. There will be a variety of continous live entertainment on the North Stage. Both Friday and Saturday nights there will be a band in the Wall Street Entertainment Garden. This is a fun time to kick back and enjoy. And of course come hungry, and support those local organizations working hard to provide you those tasty festival time treats. Again this year is the Grin & Bear It 5K & 10K Run/Walk sponsored by Cass Regional Medical Center Foundation benefiting the hospitals Patient Assistance Fund. The event will leave from the Harrisonville Square. Also again Oats will be providing Transportation to any Harrisonville resident that needs a ride on Saturday from 8am-5pm. Call the Oats office. The Business Women of Harrisonville, Hawthorn Bank and the Harrisonville Chamber are sponsoring a "Burnt District Queen Contest". This is for ladies in 10-12 grades. They have an opportunity to win scholarship funds. The crowning will be on September 29th at the HHS PAC at 7pm. Boy Scout Troop 3 will again provide flag retiring. Bring your flags that need to be retired. Be sure to make plans to attend. There will be a civil war reinactment, as well. Peaople seeking more information can go to Harrisonvillechamber.com for more information and event times.

Rent a Party

Rent a Party for Community LINC. communitylinc.org

Mrs. Independent

The play "Mrs. Independent"--Robin Givens, Christopher Williams and Dottie Peoples—comes to the Music Hall. visitkc.com/convention-center

Dinner of Note

Noted. Dinner of Note raises money for the Heartland Men’s Chorus. hmckc.org

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Pink Laundry 5K Run/Walk & Kids' Race

Please join us for the 6th Annual Pink Laundry 5K Run/Walk and Kids' Race on Sunday, October 5th at 8:00 am. Located in historic downtown Lee's Summit, Missouri, the Pink Laundry 5K was voted the best mid-size course in the metro by the Kansas City Sports Commission. This event is the flagship fundraiser for The Stephanie Vest Foundation, and 100% of proceeds will benefit local families dealing with a cancer crisis. To learn more or to register, please visit: www.pinklaundry.org

Walk to End Alzheimers

Walk to End Alzheimers for the Alzheimer’s Association (Heart of America Chapter), of course. alz.org/kansascity

Rising Symphony Stars

Rising Symphony Stars is the Kansas City Symphony’s annual young artist competition. kcsymphony.org

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Color + Couture

Join us for our 9th year of strutting the runway in fashions crafted of carpet, wallcovering, upholstery and tile in what will be a “Radiant Collection.” Garments will be judged by a panel of three local celebrities and will receive awards in six categories. This year, we will also present an award to the most fashionable spectator, so dress to impress to be nominated for Best Dressed!

Stephen Webster Personal Appearance

Come meet Stephen Webster at TIVOL on the Country Club Plaza

Philharmonia Quartett Berlin

The Philharmonia Quartett Berlin comes to town courtesy of the Friends of Chamber Music. chambermusic.org

Kemper Museum Gala

You’re gonna hear me. Roar, the Kemper Museum’s 20th Anniversary Gala’s 1920s-themed. kemperart.org

Casino and Auction Night

Casino and Auction Night raises money for Rose Brooks Center. rosebrooks.org/casino

Fall Fest at Prairiefire

Fall Fest at Prairiefire. Schedule of activities include Pumpkin Carving Contest, Beer Gardens, Face Painting, Pie Eating, Chili Making & More!. visitprairiefire.com/calendar/

Jazz & BBQ

The UMKC Jazz Friends, the Conservatory of Music and Dance and Kansas City Jazz Ambassadors will present the 13th annual Jazz & BBQ event. info.umkc.edu/cmad-jazzfriends

September 2014

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Fall Parade of Homes

Fall Parade of Homes 2014 Open daily: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. September 27 – October 12 The Fall Parade of Homes returns to the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, September 27-October 12. All homes are open to the public 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with free admission. We have two great tools to help you research and manage your Parade of Homes experience this year: Desktop Search – a flexible search tool offering 10 separate criteria to ensure you find a home that matches your needs and desires. Ideally suited for desktops, laptops and tablets. My Mobile Tour – a new tool designed specifically for smartphones (though it works pretty well on mobile tablets, too). Search for your homes, save featured homes in a “My Tour” list, request driving directions from your current location and much more.

October 2014

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Back in the Swing

Step Up to Support Breast Cancer Survivors! Donate $5 and receive a limited-edition Back in the Swing Pedometer at participating retailers and restaurants at these shopping centers: Camelot Court, Country Club Plaza, Hawthorne Plaza, Mission Farms, Park Place Leawood, Town Center Plaza and Town Center Crossing.

September 2014

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Exhibition in memory of Byron Cohen

Exhibition in memory of Byron Cohen featuring Hung Liu, Tilling the Soil 1988-2014 at both Byron Cohen Gallery (byroncohengallery.com) and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art (sherryleedy.com)

November 2014

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40th Anniversary Celebration of Historic Kansas City

Historic Kansas City www.historickansascity.org 40th Anniversary Celebration I’m A Preservationist The Guild Kansas City Friday, November 7, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm Ticket price: $125/ticket Join us to celebrate Historic Kansas City to celebrate our 40th Anniversary and to kick off I’m A Preservation campaign with a gallery opening. Enjoy cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dance to a rockin’ band and shop our silent auction all at one of the coolest venues in Kansas City - The Guild. Questions, please contact Moxi Events at info@moxievents.com or 913-732-2405.

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ReDiscover 45th Celebration

To commemorate our 45th anniversary, a celebration will be held on November 14th featuring actress and singer Jennifer Holliday. Ms. Holliday is a two time Grammy winner, and is best known for her Tony Award-winning performance as Effie White in Broadway’s “Dreamgirls”. Songs such as “And I’m Telling You, I’m Not Going” and “I’m Changing” catapulted Holliday to the top of the charts. Holliday will dazzle guests with her breathtaking voice as well as share her personal story as one who is in recovery from clinical depression. Read Jennifer Holliday's Bio. Holly Starr, local TV personality and professional model will emcee the celebration. The 45th Celebration will be held on Friday, November 14th at the iconic InterContinental Hotel located at the Country Club Plaza and will feature a silent auction, cocktails and a gourmet dinner.

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David Yurman Styling Event

Yurman stylist Travis Ngo will demonstrate how to mix classic and new Yurman pieces to create fresh looks at the Tivol Hawthorne Plaza location.

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