Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 AM
Chökhor Düchen
Rime Buddhist Center & Institute of Tibetan Studies – Chökhor Düchen, the 'Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma'. It occurs on the fourth day of the sixth Tibetan lunar month. For seven weeks after his enlightenment, Buddha did not teach. Finally, encouraged by Indra and Brahma, he turned the Wheel of Dharma for the first time, at Sarnath, by teaching the ‘Four Noble Truths’. The Rime Center will be hosting a series of Shakyamuni Buddha Pujas and open meditation sessions as an opportunity for you to come in and meditate throughout the day at your own pace and time limit. The morning will start with an opportunity to receive the 24 hour Mahayana vows for participants who haven't received them before. In the Gihi Sutra, the Buddha said to Shariputra, "Shariputra, when you know of a householder clothed in white, that she/he is restrained in terms of the five training rules..." If having taken the 24 hour Mahayana vows and planning to stay at the Rime Center all day, you would like to wear all white as an outward sign of your commitment to purity for the day. We would encourage you to do so. For those taking the vows and staying the entire day, please bring a vegetarian dish to share for our potluck lunch. Schedule for Activities 5:30 am – 6:00 am 24-Hour Mahayana Vows Given 6:00 am – 6:30 am Shakyamuni Buddha Water Offering 6:30 am – 8:00 am Open Meditation 8:00 am – 8:30 am Short break 8:30 am – 10:30am Open Meditation 10:30am – 11:00 am Shakyamuni Puja 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Lunch break 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Green Tara Sadhana 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Short break 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Open Meditation 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Short break 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Open Meditation 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Shakyamuni Puja 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner Break 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Special Puja by Geshe Thinley
    Thursday Jul 27 - Jul 29 @ 9:00 AM
Back-to-School Used Book Sale!
Midwest Parent Educators - MPE – Blue Valley Library Meeting Room 9000 W 151st St, Overland Park KS 66221 Thursday July 27 9am-7pm Friday July 28 9am-5pm Saturday July 29 9am-3pm Featuring a selection of gently-used books DVDs, and audiobooks at bargain prices. Approximately 3,000 items in easy-to-browse categories! Education, teacher and homeschool resources, history, science, school reads, classics, fiction, mystery and a variety of kid's books available. Credit cards accepted with valid I.D. Questions? Call 913.492.4791.
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 9:00 AM
SkillUp: Helping low-income Missourians
MCC-Business & Technology Campus – Meet with representatives and learn more about the SkillUP program, which is aimed at helping food stamp recipients gain access to free job training and find employment.
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 10:30 AM
This is NOT a box!
North Oak Branch - Mid-Continent Public Library – Join storyteller Jo Ho for "building with boxes" stories insulated with hilarious characters, concrete plots, and framed with lots of role-playing for carpenters of all ages. You don’t need plywood and plaster when you have a box. Attend this program to log 25 SLP points!
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 11:30 AM
Social Media Audit: What do you look like online? Joint Luncheon
ThinkViral – Social Media Audit: What do you look like online? Please join the Grandview, MO Chamber of Commerce and South KC Chamber for a joint lunch and learn with guest speaker, Anne Cull, President of ThinkViral! Cull plans to walk lunch attendees through a short online audit where you will take a look at your company’s website and social networks from your client’s perspective. This will be one of the few events where it will be okay to look at your phone while someone is presenting! Judgments are made within only a few seconds of people finding your business online so if there’s anything odd about the way your company looks, this is your chance to turn things around! The July 27th luncheon event is at Whitfield Center at Avila University and is sponsored by Morgan Miller Plumbing, one of ThinkViral's prodigy social media students!
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 12:00 PM
Centralized Registration (for last names A - L)
Hickman Mills C-1 School District, Kansas City Mo. – Families with last names beginning A through L - It's time to enroll in the 2017-2018 school year! Parents are STRONGLY encouraged to first complete Online Registration at Complete Online Registration before July 24 to receive a Fast Pass. This pass allows you to go straight to school rooms at Centralized Registration. For more information, visit
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 2:00 PM
Is there an elephant in the family business?
South KC Chamber – Are there issues in your family's business that no one wants to talk about? -The kids aren't ready to take over. -Mom and dad won't let go. -How do we treat everyone fairly? -All I know is the family business. -Do we keep the business or sell? When family businesses avoid these critical issues, they miss business opportunities, lose money and damage relationships. These "elephants in the room" keep the family and business from moving forward. However, there are ways to talk about these issues that build the family and promote change. During this interactive workshop, learn: -Why it's so hard to talk about the elephant, -How to approach the elephant in a new way, -How not to lose control of the conversation, -How to create a sense of safety for everyone, -And the one technique that can break the impasse. -Everyone receives a workbook with exercises and key points. (And there are snacks because mom always said: "Everything is better with a cookie.") Registration is $35, but if you, a colleague or client are interested in attending, the offer code ELEPHANT waives the fee.
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 2:00 PM
Open Day
Northland Infant Clothing Center – Free shopping day for clothing for childrens sizes newborn to 5T. Please bring a picture ID. Donations are accepted at this time as well. Located in the house of prayer behind The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer 7110 North West Hwy 9, House of Prayer, Kansas City, MO 64152
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 3:30 PM
Help save local lives!
McMurry Church – Sign up to donate blood on 7/27 at McMurry United Methodist Church near Claycomo..25 Eugene Field Rd Kansas City, MO 64119. Register at Sponsor code: mcmurryumch Walk-ins are welcome!
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 4:00 PM
Locals Night!
GreenAcres Market KC – Featured Local Vendors, Tastings & More! Come and enjoy: Free Samples Offers & Savings Taste New Favorites Deli Specials Live Music Family Fun
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:00 PM
Music Under The Arch
The City Market - Kansas City – City Market’s Music Under The Arch series features live bands performing on final Thursdays of June, July and August. Ideal for people who are looking for after-work weeknight entertainment in the downtown area. Here's the lineup: June 29: The Old No. 5s (Rescheduled to 9/28 due to bad weather) July 27: California Voodoo August 31: Katy Guillen & The Girls September 28: The Old No. 5s Music Under The Arch combines local artists and a block party setting amidst City Market shops and restaurants. Performances will take place from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. just inside the City Market Arch entrance at 5th & Walnut. All shows are free, open to the public and rain or shine. In addition to live music, attendees can enjoy cold drinks from a cash bar. The all-local lineup is consistent with City Market’s commitment to supporting Kansas City artists, music and business. The Old No. 5s is a powerhouse blues band. California Voodoo, a well-known tribute band, delivers the undeniably magnetic sound and spirit of Widespread Panic. Katy Guillen & The Girls is an authentic and authoritative rock band that tours nationally. Music Under The Arch is sponsored in part by the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund.
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:00 PM
Poolside Sessions
Woodside Health & Tennis Club – Join us for live, local music at KC's best private outdoor venue every* Thursday throughout the summer for Poolside Sessions beginning June 1. We’re bringing back all your favorite bands to play poolside at Woodside's Adult Pool, including some awesome new acts. Come as you are after work, after your workout, or in your swimsuit. Bring up to 4 guests for free after 4pm - just in time for Happy Hour. (Must be 21+ to attend, guests must be accompanied by a member) Can't make it this week? Follow the event page so you can make the next show, we'll update the page each week with each new act. Tune in for band sneak peaks, drink specials and more. Check out the 2017 Poolside Sessions lineup: June 1 | Mark Lowrey Combo June 8 | John Goolsby June 15 | No Poolside Session* June 22 | DJ & EvanJohn June 29 | No Poolside Session* July 6 | La De Dahs July 13 | Wonder Fuzz Trio July 20 | Zack Mufasa July 27 | Mark Lowrey Trio August 3 | Wonderfuzz Trio August 10 | DJ & EvanJohn August 17 | John Goolsby August 24| Vi Tran Acoustic August 30 | Kangaroo Knife Fight Sept 7 | Mark Lowrey Trio Sept 14 | Pat Woolam Sept 21 | John Goolsby Trio Sept 28 | La De Dahs Oct 5 | Wonderfuzz Trio *No Poolside Sessions on June 15 and June 29 due to Woodside Waves Swim Team events
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:00 PM
Kansas City Chapter Summer Gathering
Doane University Alumni – Join the KC Area Alumni Chapter and guest speaker Andre Davis ’89 for a Doane summer gathering! Andre knows firsthand how much of an impact Big Brothers Big Sisters has on your community –he’s served as a Big and it’s one of his proudest experiences. Hear about his work with the program and meet local KC area Doane students and alumni! Enjoy appetizers and a cash bar. FREE for the whole family. Location: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City 1709 Walnut Street Kansas City, MO 64108 *Location is near the Crossroads Time: 5:00 - 7:00PM, Remarks made at 6PM Cost: FREE! Appetizers provided, cash bar available Walk-ins welcome, but RSVPs preferred by Monday, July 17, 2017
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
Community Conversation Session: Future Parking
Kansas City Museum – Outside of the Kansas City Museum Free | NO RSVP Necessary With construction on Corinthian Hall about to start, the Kansas City Museum seeks public feedback and input that will guide the development of a parking solution for the Museum when it re-opens in 2019. The Museum anticipates at least 50,000 visitors in 2019, and it is time for the renovation planning team to explore a multimodal transportation plan for how visitors will arrive to and access the Museum. Join us in the Parkland just west of and parallel to Walrond Ave. and adjacent to the Kansas City Museum to take a look at parking layout concepts for cars and school/tour buses*, and to provide feedback and input so that the Museum may begin, in the coming months, to design and develop a parking solution for 2019. Feel free to stop by at any time during the event. We would be grateful for your participation. Your feedback and input continues to be meaningful to our process. Tents will be set up and bottled water will be provided. *Please note that future community conversation sessions will be scheduled to discuss walkability, as well as access to the Museum via bikes, public transportation, and shuttles. For more information, contact Paul Gutierrez at or 816.513.0726.
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
Community Run with KC Endurance
Kansas City Bier Company – KC Endurance will be hosting a weekly community run every Thursday starting 7/20! The run will start and end at KC Bier Co where participants will receive a $1.00 off per bier discount!
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
Hands On Series #5 - Fall Planting in the Garden
Kansas City Community Gardens – Looking to extend the garden season? Come to KCCG's headquarters for a free hands-on workshop on the best practices for fall gardening! Reserve your seat here:
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
Art Lover's Club: Pop Up Figure Drawing + Karaoke Adventure
Pop Up Art Gallery – You are invited to a night of pencil, paint, mixed media figure drawing and fun! Mix and Mingle with other creatives! Do something different! Don't be shy. Bring friends, and come make new ones! WHAT: Nude and Classic Figure Drawing and Painting! w posed models, interchanging between sessions and drawing rooms. WHEN: Thursday, July 27th WHERE: 918 Baltimore, Kansas City (64105) WHAT TIME: 6pm to 930/10pm (arrive anytime. If a session has started, we will slip you in, or wait till the next break or posing. It's all good. ) Artistic Figure Life Drawing: 6:05pm Art Lovers Club: Creative Mix and Mingle 6:45pm Session 1 Short and long poses, adjusting angles 8pm Session 2 Short and long poses, adjusting angles 9:15pm Session 3 Short and long poses, adjusting angles 10pm Karaoke Adventure (optional) Many times, guests go on social adventure next door, for fun mix and mingle, with Karaoke! (yes, I will be singing!) Arrive when you can. Join in anytime. We will take short breaks in between sessions and switching model poses. HOW MUCH: $20 contribution at the door. Includes model, venue, materials and fun! WHAT TO BRING: (expect to create several works) We have most everything for you to use, yet participants are welcome to bring: For Drawers:pencils or sticks of willow charcoal, eraser, some paper – preferably at least A3, and a sharpener. For Painters: bring your brushes, paints and canvas'. We have some things, yet bring what you wish too For Collage and Mixed Media:bring whatever you feel you may need to complete or establish a foundation for your work What type of paper of canvas: We have paper, some canvas, wood panels, abstract materials. If you prefer to draw on easel, feel free to bring. We will have paper available, pencils, paint, materials and more for you to use. We will also have boards and surfaces to draw on. Feel free to message with any questions or ideas! Call or text, 816 372 8218, with any questions or ideas! Thank you. :)
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM
Plan to Laugh
Smithville Branch - Mid-Continent Public Library – Attend this program to log 25 SLP points! Laughing Matters’ Jay and Leslie Cady will tickle your funny bone with juggling and jokes as they share why ideas and imagination are the best tools for building a better world. (Ages 4 and up) Registration is required.
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
Hot Country Nights: Randy Houser
Hot Country Nights – Miller Lite Hot Country Nights presented by Q104 KC continues with Randy Houser on Thursday, July 27th at the Kansas City Live Block in the Kansas City Power & Light District! Featuring opening act Jason Pritchett. Party begins at 7pm. Families welcome. Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 21+ and over after 9pm. Sponsored by Miller Lite, Q104KC, JRH, Ink Magazine and Kansas City Live! Tickets are $15 and available at VIP Terrace: upgrade to a VIP premium experience! VIP terrace tickets include a private viewing area, private bar and restroom access. VIP terrace tickets are $45. Purchase tickets at Join us for the rest of the 2017 series: 6/1: Hot Country Nights: Locash , 6/8: Hot Country Nights: Eli Young Band, 6/15: Hot Country Nights: Travis Marvin, 6/22: Hot Country Nights: Chase Rice, 6/29: Hot Country Nights: Josh Abbott Band, (7/6 & 7/13 TBA), 7/20: Hot Country Nights: Gretchen Wilson, 7/27: Hot Country Nights: Randy Houser, 8/3: Hot Country Nights: Corey Smith, 8/10: Hot Country Nights: Pat Green with LANco For more concert information visit: #HCNKC
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
Charity Bingo at Hamburger Mary's
KC Cares for Kids – KC Cares for Kids Walk/Children's Mercy Cancer Center will benefit from all funds raised at this event! Hosted by some of KC’s most fabulous drag queens, this is not your typical “church basement bingo!” The show can get a little risqué and may not be appropriate for children or those who are easily offended. There is no charge for admission, but guests are asked to make a $10 donation per pack of bingo cards. Prizes will be available for the winners of each game. For more chances to win, additional packs of cards are available. There will also be a drawing for raffle prizes at the end of the evening. Hamburger Mary's now takes reservations for bingo! Call 816-842-1919 today to reserve your table for a fun night out for a good cause!