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Cultural Crossroads, Inc.
We invite you to explore the different cultures of our exciting world….. ORGANIZATION LINKS: Arts Education Foundation: www.artseducationfoundation.org Center for Religious Experience and Study: www.cres.org Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council: www.kcinterfaith.org Kansas City Interfaith Youth Alliance: www.kciya.org International Relations Council: www.irckc.org Irish Museum and Cultural Center: www.irishmuseum.org KC Olive Branch: www.kcolivebranch.org Scottish Highland Games: www.kcscottishgames.org Strawberry Hill Museum: www.strawberryhillmuseum.org LOCAL ACTIVITIES Take advantage of interactive learning opportunities, ranging from foreign language           conversation groups to multicultural recreational dance. DANCE:Recreational dance groups in Kansas City include old-time contra dance, English dance, and ethnic and international dance groups. There are several participatory dance groups meeting in Kansas City, including international dancing at 7:00 pm on Friday evenings at Immanuel Lutheran Church: https://www.facebook.com/WorldFolkDancersKC/. In order to have the most current information on times and locations, check this link: www.kansasfolk.org  for information on groups in Greater Kansas City and the surrounding area. LANGUAGE: Foreign language conversation groups meet on a consistent basis and provide opportunities to utilize your existing language skills. "Mesa Espanol" is an informal Spanish conversational group which meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at a local coffee shop. Contact Douglas Kingsbury at kingsbury@blitz- it.net for more information. LEARNING: If you wish to learn a new language, classes are available through Communiversity at www.umkc.edu/commu IRISH CULTURE: For information on sean nos (old time) Irish music, dance and song, check for events on the website Irish Roots Cafe , Irish roots Cafe Facebook and Irish Roots Cafe Band page all by the same name INFORMATION and EDUCATION LINKS: Enchanted Learning crafts for kids: www.enchantedlearning.com Event calendar for Kansas City area: Kansas City Calendar of Events Event calendar and articles:Kansas City infoZine® www.infozine.com Folk Costume and Embroidery: http://folkcostume.blogspot.com Geneology Branch, MidContinent Library: www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/genlh/ Muslim News Digest: free sign-up at http://eepurl.com/Jp3E9 USAonRace - multicultural publication: www.usaonrace.com Students of the World interactive information: www.studentsoftheworld.info/menu_infopays.html Interactive quiz website: world-geography-games.com ART WALKS: First Friday in the Crossroads, KCMO Second Saturday in Historic Weston, MO Third Friday in Englewood Station Art District, Independence, MO Third Friday in downtown Overland Park, KS Final Friday in Parkville, MO FARMERS MARKETS AND SUMMER CONCERTS FARMERS' MARKETS run during the summer months: Haymarket Square, Leavenworth, KS: Wednesday afternoons Independence, MO: Wednesday mornings Lawrence, KS: Tuesday evening and Saturday morning Lee’s Summit, MO: Wednesday and Saturday Liberty, MO: Saturday morning Merriam, KS: Saturday morning Olathe, KS: Saturday morning Westport, KCMO: Wednesday FREE CONCERTS during the summer months: Friday in the Park (11:30 am to 1:00 pm) Macken Park, NKCMO Friday Night Music in the Park (6:15 pm to 10:00 pm) Howard Station Park, Lee’s Summit, MO Free Friday Night Flicks at 9:00 pm Crown Center, KCMO