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Updated: 2013-04-23T02:56:40Z

Kansas City

Overseas travel: The city health department is offering a new services for those traveling abroad.

The Adult/Travel Immunization Clinic now offers prescriptions to those needing anti-malaria medications during travel. The service is offered only to clients receiving other travel immunizations through the clinic.

A separate consultation with a clinic doctor, which can be completed on Tuesday mornings for a $25 fee, is required. All services in the clinic require an appointment and a fee to be paid. Call 816-513-6128.

Jackson County

A bit sheep-ish: Missouri Town 1855’s annual Sheep Shearing event is coming up May 4, when Jackson County’s flock of sheep will be relieved of their wool.

The staff and volunteers will demonstrate how wool is cut, washed, dyed, carded, spun and woven. Children will be able to bottle-feed newborn lambs.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $5 for most adults, and $3 for children 5-13 and adults 62 and over. Admission is free for kids under 5.

Missouri Town 1855 is on the east side of Lake Jacomo at 8010 East Park Road in Lee’s Summit.


Adult night at toy museum: It’s adults-only night from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Toy and Miniature Museum, where visitors can enter for free and meet Just Colcord, an artist who has used trash from Kansas City streets to create characters which are on display at the museum.

Visitors also can see Colcord’s stop motion films, make a character of their own from recycled materials and see the rest of the museum.

Colcord’s exhibit, “Trash or Treasure? The Curious Items and Strange Artifacts of Just Colcord,” will be on display until June 9 at the museum, 5235 Oak St. on the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus.


Scripts wanted: Women playwrights from Kansas or Missouri are invited to submit short plays or monologues for the First Friday Play Readings presented by Potluck Productions on June 7 at the Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway.

Scripts are due May 7. Those received later will be considered for future First Friday productions.

Scripts should be typed on 8 1/2- by 11-inch paper, feature a complete dramatic story line, be 10 to 12 minutes long and include a cover page with the writer’s contact information. Email them to joyceslater20@gmail.com.

Northeast KC

Chalk it up: Chalk Walk will return this weekend to the Concourse in Kessler Park, immersing Kansas Citians in the tradition of European 16th century street painting.

Artists will begin working on their concrete canvas at 9 a.m. Saturday and continue on Sunday. The free festival is open to visitors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. There will be anamorphic artwork and 3-D chromaspec glasses to view the chalk art. Kids and parents can be part of the creative action, too.

Also: live music, kites, health screenings, and library books and activities.

The park is near St. John Avenue and Benton Boulevard. Rain dates are May 4-5. Find more at www.chalkwalk.org.


Rally against sexual violence: The University of Missouri-Kansas City’s seventh annual Take Back the Night march and rally, originally scheduled for April 18, has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 25.

The rally will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the UMKC Quad, near 52nd Street and Rockhill Road. The purpose is to raise awareness of sexual violence and how to prevent it.

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