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We invite you to explore the different cultures of our exciting world….. FREE AND FAMILY-FRIENDLY ATTRACTIONS AND CENTERS: Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center The Peace Pavilion Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead Haskell Indian Nations University Cultural Center & Museum Kaleidoscope Shoal Creek Living History Museum CULTURAL, INTERFAITH AND EDUCATION ORGANIZATION LINKS: Arts Education Foundation: Center for Religious Experience and Study: Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council: Kansas City Interfaith Youth Alliance: International Relations Council: Irish Museum and Cultural Center: Strawberry Hill Museum: Kansas City Chinese Amercan Association: Black Archives: Filipino Association of Greater Kansas City: Crescent Peace Society: LOCAL LIBRARY SYSTEM WEBSITES: MidContinent Public Library System ( Kansas City Library System ( Olathe Library System ( ) Johnson County Library System ( Kansas City KS Library System ( ) GENERAL INFORMATION The Dialogue Institute of Greater Kansas City Metro Area hosts Coffee Nights as well as Baklava Days with different communities, as well as the Turkic Food Fests on our calendar: The Dialogue Institute also offers cooking, water marbling and Turkish language classes; see website 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 ( International Relations Council hosts Community Conversations on topics of current interest. See for more information. 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: In order to have the most current information on times and locations, check this link: 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- for more information. LEARNING: If you wish to learn a new language, classes are available through Communiversity at 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: Event calendar for Kansas City area: Kansas City Calendar of Events Event calendar and articles:Kansas City infoZine® Folk Costume and Embroidery: Geneology Branch, MidContinent Library: Muslim News Digest: free sign-up at USAonRace - multicultural publication: Students of the World interactive information: Interactive quiz website: 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 Fourth Friday in Liberty, 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