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 INFORMATIONRemember that this calendar does not contain all holiday events surrounding Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas,so check your favorite search engine for lighting ceremoniesand bazaars and other holiday-themed events.REMINDER: Mid-term elections are Tuesday, November 6Voter 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, pleasemake 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 alsostaff the registration desk the first weekend of October. If you can’t makeit on the weekend, library personnel can take care of your registration.(Remember that you will need to re-register if you have had an addressor 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 regrettablycancelled, 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 pmAnnual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 40th and Main Streets, Kansas City, MO2018 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.orgStrawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center is closedthrough October and re-opens November 3 with annual OldeWorld Christmas display.SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: OCTOBER 12The Eliot S. Berkley Award grants $500 scholarship to a local high school junior. See rules athttps://www.irckc.org/page/BerkleyAwardONGOING EVENTS/GENERAL INFORMATIONThe Dialogue Institute of Greater Kansas City Metro Areais excited to announce Saturday brunches, and Coffee Nights at the new office of Dialogue Institute as well as Baklava Days with different communities. Go tohttp://dialoguekc.org/events/to reach bios of all speakers. Please RSVP to which event you are coming by writing firstname.lastname@example.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 andmultifaith materials at the Plaza Branch Library. This collection,created by Cultural Crossroads with advice from Greater KansasCity 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 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. 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-databaseStarting October 1 The Drepung Gomang monks will arrive for their annualKansas City visit. See details on the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DrepungGomangKC/October 13 – December 30Craft Research LabCentral Library, 14 West 10th St, KCMOWeavings, masks, quilts and other works composedby children.Through October 28Pictures of the Year InternationalCentral Library, 14 West 10th St, KCMOThrough November 11For Liberty: American Jewish Experience in WWIWorld War I Museum, KCMOThrough January 6, 2019Renaissance Italian and Spanish TextilesNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMOThrough January 19, 2019Cultivating NatureNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMOThrough April 14, 2019A Jain Shrine from India(held over)Through May 17, 2019The Poetics of InventionMiller Nichols Library, 4th Floor – Dean’s GalleryThe 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 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.