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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. Please note that KC Metro has a lot going on and the Google Calendar  shows the titles of the first two specific events, by time 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. 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
Deadline: April 30, 2019
Syed Farrukh Shabbir, M.D. Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a college bound graduating senior
who has written the most compelling essay about the importance of
peace and understanding in a pluralistic world. This 500-word essay
contest is open to any graduating senior from a high school in the
Greater Kansas City area.  First Place $500 Scholarship; Second
Place $250 Scholarship for a College-Bound Graduating Senior in 2016.
Essays should be mailed to Syed Farrukh Shabbir, M. D. Memorial
Scholarship, P.O. Box 23175, Overland Park, Kansas 66283. For information, visit  http://www.crescentpeace.org  SCHEDULING INFORMATION: Spring cleaning and have items to donate? Check out the Building Community tab on our website for easy donation ideas. ONGOING EVENTS/GENERAL INFORMATION The Dialogue Institute of Greater Kansas City Metro Area hosts Saturday brunches, and Coffee Nights 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 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). 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 the Greater Kansas City 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 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.   You can also call the KC Library Dial-A-Story Line (816.701.3456 or visit kclibrary.org/kids any time -- day or night – to hear a story suitable for all ages!) 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 https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-world-war-i-museum  April 1 through April 30 Land of Inventors – Germany Liberty High School 200 W Blue Jay Drive, Liberty, MO A hands-on, multimedia exhibit about fascinating inventions Through April 28, 2019 Waiting for the UFOs Featuring textiles, ceramics, and works on paper, Polly Apfelbaum branches into social and historical contexts, situated in the legacy of post-war American art. Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, KCMO May 3 through June 27 Art of Kansas City Buttonwood Art Space, 3013 Main, KCMO Features work of KC and it’s beautiful street scenes 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. Through May 24, 2019 Eisenhower’s Middle Road Central Library, Mountain Gallery 14 West Tenth St, KCMO June 1 through August 25 30 Americans Celebrating 30 of the most important African American artists of our time Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMO Through June 2 Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly Nerman Museum Johnson County Community College campus Through June 16, 2019 (RE)CLAIM: Indigenous Artists Reflect on Identity Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMO Through September 1, 2019 Color of Memory: Fabric Art in WWI World War I Museum, KCMO Through September 29 Faces from China’s Past Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMO Through January 6, 2020 A Space of Our Own: Dollhouses of the 20 th  Century Toy and Miniature Museum, 5235 Oak, KCMO Admission charge NOTE: The model train exhibit at Union Station is free, but is closed until mid-April for renovation. 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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