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The purpose of this calendar is to give information about events of multicultural and interfaith interest, as well as a listing for exhibits and special events.  You have the ability to see "month-at-a-glance" for both current and future months through our new Google calendar, by clicking on the link above. Exhibits and special events will continue to be publicized by email, in order to maintain a legible calendar, so please sign up (see box on right sidebar) to receive our monthly emails. Information given is accurate as of the time received, but please check with event coordinators and venues for possible changes. Remember to click on the Resources tab to find ongoing Things To Do.
Cultural Crossroads updates: See http://culturalcrossroadskc.wordpress.com to read all of our postings and to follow our blog. Also see the Publications tab on our website to read our Statements of position on various current issues. SPECIAL EVENTS AND INFORMATION Remember that this calendar does not contain all  holiday events surrounding Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, so check your favorite search engine for lighting ceremonies and bazaars and other holiday-themed events.
REMINDER: Mid-term elections are Tuesday, November 6
Voter registration deadline is October 10 in Missouri and October 16
in Kansas. For information on voting registration, click on the Building
Community tab at www.culturalcrossroads-kc.org or www.rockthevote.org.
If, like this reporter, you will be out-of-town on Election Day, please
make arrangements to vote early, so your vote will count!
Voter Registration: Cultural Crossroads has partnered with the
Plaza Library for voter registration for the past few weeks and will also
staff the registration desk the first weekend of October. If you can’t make
it on the weekend, library personnel can take care of your registration.
(Remember that you will need to re-register if you have had an address
or name change since you last voted.)
Our readers know that Cultural Crossroads is a firm supporter of
our public library systems and Jackson  County, MO, voters have
the opportunity to support public libraries on November 6, by
voting in favor of the Library Levy Question. 
See www.kclibrary.org/election for more information.
Open Spaces 2018: A Kansas City Arts Experience runs
through October 28.   See www.openspaceskc.com for details.
Harvest Moon Festival news:
This year’s festival, originally scheduled for October 6, is regrettably
cancelled, due to the sudden death of CEO and co-founder
Harry Reaves.   Plans are underway to continue the festival in 2019.
See HarvestMoonFestivalKC.com for more information.
Sunday, Nov 11 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 40 th  and Main Streets, Kansas City, MO
2018 Vern Barnet Interfaith Service Award to Barbara Criswell.
Catered dinner with vegetarian and kosher options; entertainment.
Tickets are $18/adult; $12/children; six and under are free.
Tickets: https://interfaiththanksgivingdinner2018.brownpapertickets.com/
More information at www.HeartlandADL.org 
Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center is closed
through October and re-opens November 3 with annual Olde
World Christmas display.
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: OCTOBER 12
The Eliot S. Berkley Award grants $500 scholarship
to a local high school junior.  See rules at
https://www.irckc.org/page/BerkleyAward
ONGOING EVENTS/GENERAL INFORMATION The Dialogue Institute of Greater Kansas City Metro Area is excited to announce Saturday brunches, and Coffee Nights at the new office of Dialogue Institute as well as Baklava Days with different communities. Go to http://dialoguekc.org/events/  to reach bios of all speakers. Please RSVP to which event you are coming by writing to kansascity@thedialoginstitute.org. The Dialogue Institute also offers cooking, water marbling and Turkish language classes; contact the Institute for details. Northeast Arts KC is offering The Kansas City Midtown Coloring Book, featuring 20 homes and buildings in historic Midtown KC neighborhoods.   The coloring books can be purchased for $19 (including postage) from Northeast Arts KC (www.northeastartskc.org). Library information: Remember to visit the Human Spirit collection of multicultural and multifaith materials at the Plaza Branch Library.  This collection, created by Cultural Crossroads with advice from Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council is an excellent resource for teachers and the general public.  We will all benefit from learning about each other! Mid-Continent Library website has a new online magazine, listing programs.  See http://www.mymcpl.org/events and click on Beyond the Books online magazine for details. Our libraries are excellent resources and we are fortunate in KC Metro to have a wealth of library systems and branches -- check your local library for free classes on computer literacy, foreign languages, bilingual programs and English as a second language.  Libraries also host numerous art exhibits, listing them on a daily basis, so check the website of your local library for information.  The Kansas City Library System now offers passport applications at the Westport, I.H. Ruiz, and Trails West branches. CURRENT  EXHIBITS OF A MULTICULTURAL NATURE Online Exhibits  Black Archives of Mid-America: http://www.blackarchives.org/gallery  Kemper Museum: https://www.kemperart.org/permanent-collection  National Archives: https://www.archives.gov/exhibits Truman Library: https://www.trumanlibrary.org/online-collections.htm  World War I Museum: https://www.theworldwar.org/explore/online-collections-database Starting October 1 The Drepung Gomang monks will arrive for their annual Kansas City visit.   See details on the Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/DrepungGomangKC/ October 13 – December 30 Craft Research Lab Central Library, 14 West 10 th  St, KCMO Weavings, masks, quilts and other works composed by children. Through October 28 Pictures of the Year International Central Library, 14 West 10 th  St, KCMO Through November 11 For Liberty: American Jewish Experience in WWI World War I Museum, KCMO Through January 6, 2019 Renaissance Italian and Spanish Textiles Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMO Through January 19, 2019 Cultivating Nature Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMO Through April 14, 2019 A Jain Shrine from India (held over) Through May 17, 2019 The Poetics of Invention Miller Nichols Library, 4 th  Floor – Dean’s Gallery The process of invention from ideation, to fabrication, and to commercialization as an attempt to merging English and Chinese of their phonetic DNA. NOTE: The Kansas City Museum (currently closed for renovation) has opened exhibit space at the Historic Garment District Museum, 800 Broadway, KCMO. There is no admission fee to the Historic Garment District Museum; entrance to the Kansas City Museum space is $5/person (children under 12 are free).  The space is open From 10 am to 4 pm, Wednesday through Saturday.
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