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.Please note that KC Metro has a lot going on and the GoogleCalendar shows the titles of the first two specific events, bytime of day; to see the full day’s schedule, click on “more.” 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. 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.APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED NOWfor the Cultural Crossroads scholarship for high school seniors in Jackson County, MO.This $500 scholarship will be awarded in the spring. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2020.Application and instructions at http://www.culturalcrossroads-kc.org/scholarship-application.htmTICKETS ON SALE NOW:Sunday, Nov 10 from 4:00 to 6:30 pmAnnual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner The Peace Pavilion607 West Lexington, Independence, MO 64050Vern Barnet Interfaith Service Awardee: The Peace Pavilion Tickets at https://interfaiththanksgivingdinner2019.brownpapertickets.com[$18.00 for adults/$12.00 for students (7-12 years)/children 6 and under, free]
ONGOING EVENTS/GENERAL INFORMATIONThe Dialogue Institute of Greater Kansas City Metro Areahosts Coffee Nights as well as Baklava Days with different communities: http://dialoguekc.org/The Dialogue Institute also offers cooking, water marbling and Turkish language classes; contact the Institute for details.Northeast Arts KC offers 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).International Relations Council hosts Community Conversations ontopics of current interest. See www.irckc.org for more information.NOTE: The Truman Library is closed for renovations, for approximately one year; check www.trumanlibrary.org for special events elsewhere in the meantime.For your planning purposes, please note that the website for the Strawberry Hill Museum states that they accept Cash or Check Only.Library information:Remember to visit the Human Spirit collection of multicultural andmultifaith materials at the Plaza Branch Library. This collection,created by Cultural Crossroads with advice from the Greater KansasCity Interfaith Council and multiculturalists is an excellent resource for teachers and the general public. We 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 Metroto have a wealth of library systems and branches -- check your local library for free classes on computer literacy, foreign languages, bilingual programsand English as a second language. Libraries also host numerous artexhibits, listing them on a daily basis, so check the website of your locallibrary for information. The Kansas City Library System now offers passportapplications at the Westport, I.H. Ruiz, and Trails West branches. You can also call the KC Library Dial-A-Story Line (816.701.3456 or visit kclibrary.org/kidsany time -- day or night – to hear a story suitable for all ages!)CURRENT EXHIBITS OF A MULTICULTURAL NATUREOnline ExhibitsBlack Archives of Mid-America: http://www.blackarchives.org/galleryKemper Museum: https://www.kemperart.org/permanent-collectionNational Archives: https://www.archives.gov/exhibitsTruman Library: https://www.trumanlibrary.org/online-collections.htmWorld War I Museum: https://www.theworldwar.org/explore/online-collections-databasehttps://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-world-war-i-museumNovember 1 to November 29“Dead is Natural, but our Reactions to Dead are Unnatural”Kansas City Artists Coalition 3200 Gillham Road, KCMOThrough NovemberCelebrate Native American Heritage MonthMain Library, KCKS, 625 Minnesota, KCKSThrough NovemberHmong Textiles in AmericaWest Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St,Kansas City, KSOpening November 15Queen Nefertari: Eternal EgyptNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMO(admission fee)Through December 29New Democracy Art: A South African Saga ofWomen, Art and IdentityCentral Library, KCMOThrough January 6, 2020A Space of Our Own: Dollhouses of the 20th CenturyToy and Miniature Museum, 5235 Oak, KCMOAdmission chargeThrough February 9, 2020Access+AbilitySpecial exhibit features over 70 user-centered and inclusive designs developed in the last decade—from low-tech products that assist with daily routines to sensors that stabilize tremors associated with Parkinson’s disease.Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMOFebruary 14, 2020, through July 5, 2020Gordon Parks x Muhammad Ali:The Image of a Champion, 1066/1970Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMOThrough April 26, 2020Genghis KhanUnion Station, KCMO(admission fee)Through May 10, 2020Teachers of Enlightenment:Traditions in Tibetan BuddhismGallery 203Nelson-Atkins Museum of ArtThrough May 31, 2020KC’s Guadalupe Centers: A Century of ServingThe Latino CommunityCentral Library, 14 W. 10th St, KCMONOTE: The Kansas City Museum (currently closed forrenovation) has opened exhibit space at the HistoricGarment 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 openFrom 10 am to 4 pm, Wednesday through Saturday.