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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 NOTE: There are numerous celebrations and events that may not appear on this calendar.  Please consult your favorite search process and always verify information with the presenting venue. Now Open: 2018 Margolis Memorial Essay Contest Deadline: June 1, 2018 Competition open to students graduating in spring from KC area high school and starting college in Fall 2019. 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. As Ramadan continues, there are several iftars (fast- breaking dinners) scheduled which are open to the public. Check the websites of Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council (www.kcinterfaith.org), Dialogue Institute (http://thedialoginstitute.org) or Crescent Peace Society (http://www.crescentpeace.org/) for information. Summer Series: Art in the Loop A series of live performances through the summer, throughout the KCMO Loop.  See http://www.artintheloop.com/ for calendar, listing artists and locations. 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 -- check your local library for free classes on computer literacy, foreign languages, bilingual programs and English as a second language. CURRENT EXHIBITS OF A MULTICULTURAL NATURE Now online: Women in World War I Online at https://www.theworldwar.org/learn/women Through June 3 Gassed A statement about modern warfare. World War I Museum, KCMO Through June 3 Anxious Abstraction This exhibition manifests today’s widespread sense of insecurity. Nerman Museum, JCCC campus, OPKS Through June 3 FACE An exploration of social issues through human depiction Nerman Museum, JCCC campus Through June 17 Here Where You Wish Immersive experience of spiritual expression Central Library, 14 W. 10 th  Street, KCMO Rocky and Gabriella Mountain Gallery Visitors are encouraged to leave objects of significance and to write wishes. Through July 1 Drawn in Time Landscapes of the West and the Plains Central Library, 14 West 10 th , KCMO Through July 8 The Art of Calligraphy across Asia Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Through September 1 Urban Renewal: City of Tomorrow Fifth Floor, Central Library, 14 W. 10 th , KCMO 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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