Corbin Theatre Gala
Corbin Theatre will hold its annual gala, New Orleans and All That Jazz! from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 6 at Shoal Creek Community Church.
The annual event raises funds for the non-profit company based in Liberty.
Events for the evening include music by the 5 Star New Orleans Jazz Combo and Big Band, Red Carpet interviews, gourmet food and desserts, a silent and live auction, and a prize for the best Mardi Gras costume.
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Tickets are $40 each. Table sponsorships are $300 for eight people.
For tickets go to corbintheatre.ticketleap.com.
Shoal Creek Community Church is at 6816 S. Church Road, Pleasant Valley.
Platte sheriff’s academy
The Platte County Sheriff’s Office will host a Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy this fall for citizens and business owners interested in learning about the sheriff’s office and its operations.
“The Citizen’s Academy provides a hands-on learning experience designed to give you, the citizen, a better understanding of the role and function the Platte County Sheriff’s Office plays in our community,” Sheriff Mark Owen said in a release.
The nine-week academy will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 9.
Class size will be limited to 20 people. Individuals must be over 18 and have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions.
“We have had folks over the years in the community that have asked if we offer anything like this program,” said Sgt. Jerin Almond. “It’s more of just an educational approach to the community, as to what their taxpayers’ dollars do and what law enforcement does locally. If folks come to this and get an idea that they want to volunteer within the sheriff’s office we have opportunities and they can contact me.”
To enroll, or for information call 816-858-2424 or go to plattesheriff.org/sheriffs-citizens-academy.
Park University acceptedto U.S. Air ForceAU-ABC Program
Park University is now offering a baccalaureate degree to U.S. Air Force personnel who have completed an associate degree through Community College of the Air Force.
Park was approved this summer to participate in the U.S. Air Force Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative program (AU-ABC).
The university has had an educational partnership with the U.S. military for more than 90 years, according to Park President David Fowler. “Offering the AU-ABC program to our students is a testament to Park’s ongoing commitment to serve those who serve our country by providing quality, accessible and affordable degree programs.”
According to Sean Moriarty, director of military and federal programs at Park University, airmen can enroll in the program at one of Park’s 22 Air Force base locations or online in a two-year, four-year, or graduate program.
“Park has designed and designated specific degree programs for the Air Force. There are currently about eight degrees in the program,” Moriarty said. “With a four-year degree in hand when they choose to exit the military they are exiting the service better prepared to seek employment.”
Interested airmen can enroll by going to www.park.edu/au-abc.
Small business seminar
Entrepreneurs are invited to attend a “small business quick start” Sept. 12 at Woodneath Library Center, 8900 N.E. Flintlock Road, Kansas City, North.
Danny O’Neill, CEO of the Roasterie Inc., is the keynote speaker. Breakout sessions will explore resources available to the small business owner.
“Kansas City right now wants to be Entrepreneur USA and we have lots of awesome business resources to help you start your business. Unfortunately, it can be hard to navigate those choices. The reason you would need to come to this event, is because we’ve put all those organizations in this room so you can compare and contrast right there and find out who is going to be the best match for your needs,” said Morgan Perry, business specialist at Mid-Continent Library.
Fourteen organizations will be on hand for the seminar including: SCORE, KCBizCare, Kauffman Foundation, KCSourceLink, SBA, Digital Sandbox KC, banks and attorneys.
Doors open at 8:30 a.m., O’Neill speaks at 9 a.m. and the program concludes at noon.
Advance registration is required by going to www.mymcpl.org/events or calling 816-883-4900 or any Mid-Continent location. There is no fee.
The session is presented by Mid-Continent Public Library and the Clay County Economic Development Council.
| Norma King,
Special to The Star