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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.
News from Cultural Crossroads: See http://culturalcrossroadskc.wordpress.com for our latest postings. Sign up to receive notification of new postings. Click HERE to read our latest public statements. SPECIAL EVENTS AND INFORMATION FOR THIS MONTH:
NOTE: There are numerous parades and musical events throughout the region during the month of June  in connection with Juneteenth, not all of which can be listed here. Please check through your favorite search process and verify information with the presenting venue.  This is also the season for farmers’ markets, art walks and outdoor concerts.  Check under Resources at http://www.culturalcrossroads-kc.org for listings. Last-Chance Deadline: June 1, 2017 2017 Margolis Memorial Essay Contest Competition open to students graduating in spring from KC area high school and starting college in Fall 2017. Essays accepted on focus of peaceful coexistence and mutual understanding of different groups.  Cash prize: $2000.00. For information, call Mark Wasserstrom at (816) 523-4243 or email wass1@sbcglobal.net. Important notification regarding the KC Highland Games: This note appears on kcscottishgames.org: It is with heavy hearts that we regret to inform you that we have lost our location for the 2017 Games due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.  We will return in 2018, bigger, better, and stronger than before.  In the meantime, we are still dedicated to promoting Scottish culture, so keep checking our website and Facebook page for lots of fun and exciting mini events we have planned for 2017.  https://www.kcscottishgames.org/ 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: 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. The Olathe Indian Creek Library is now open in a temporary location at 13511 S. Mur-Len Road in the Santa Fe Square Shopping Center. Check your local library for free classes on computer literacy, foreign languages and English as a second language. EXHIBITS Opening June 1 In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month in June, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will hold several special Events.  See www.nelson-atkins.org for details June 2 through June 9 Indisposable Central Library, 14 W. 10 th  St, KCMO By furnishing disposable cameras to the homeless, this exhibit shows homelessness in Kansas City through the eyes and lens of the homeless themselves. Through June 24 Chicano Voice: Heroes, Comunidad and Agents of Change Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery, 919 W. 17 th  St., KCMO Through June 25 Revealing a Hidden Treasurer: A Jain Shrine Nelson-Atkins Museum, Gallery 203 Through July 9 Emperors,  Scholars and  Temples: Tastemakers of China’s Ming and Qing Dynasties Nelson-Atkins Museum, Gallery 222 June 6 through August 31 Red Star Over China 80 Years Later UMKC Miller Nichols Library 4 th  Floor, Dean’s Gallery The legacy of Edgar Snow Through September 30 Making History: KC and the Rise of Gay Rights UMKC Miller Nichols Library – 3 rd  floor Through September 30 Art in the Loop Installations and performances along the KC streetcar route, in the City Market, and at the Central Library Information at www.artintheloop.com Through December 31 Savings the White House: Truman’s Extreme Makeover See “before and after” photos of the massive 3-year renovation that saved the White House Truman Library, Independence, MO Through April 8, 2018 Revolutions! 1917 World War I Museum and Memorial, KCMO