Line Creek Trail honored, and other community notes

03/04/2014 12:00 AM

03/02/2014 9:55 PM

Line Creek Trail honored

Line Creek Trail, a Platte County greenway for walkers and bicyclists, received a 2014 Capstone Award for Infrastructure by the Kansas City Business Journal and is a finalist for Public Project of the Year by the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City.

The eight-mile trail begins at Homestead Park on Vivion Road in Riverside. When it is completed in June, it will extend north to Missouri Highway 152. Currently the trail is completed to Platte Brook Drive.

Most of the trail is 10-foot-wide concrete path that meanders through woods, and past two small waterfalls and an abandoned campground. A 2,000-foot segment follows the old Kansas City to St. Joe Interurban Railroad bed before winding around the banks of the former Drennon Lake.

The trail has a spur that leads to the Line Creek Community Center and Ice Arena and the Kansas City Northern Railroad in Frank Vaydik Park. A bicycle service station equipped with an air pump and basic bicycle repair tools is available where the trail crosses 68th Street.

“When the whole project is done you’ll be able to go from the Missouri River to Route 152 and only have to cross a street once. It was designed for recreation and for bike commuting,” said Wes Minder, Manager of Neighborhood Design with Kansas City Public Works.

The trail is owned and managed by the Kansas City and Riverside.

Gladstone Walk ’N’ Wag

Registration is open for Gladstone’s Walk ’N’ Wag, a benefit for the Gladstone Animal Shelter.

The one-mile walk for dogs and their owners will be held at Happy Rock Park, 76th and North Antioch on April 19.

The walk, sponsored by Gladstone Parks Recreation and Gladstone Animal Control, begins at 10 a.m. Packet pick-up, late registration and KC Disc Dogs’ demonstrations start at 8:30 a.m. The event includes vendors, a dog fashion show, raffles and an obstacle course. Early entrants will receive a T-shirt and dogs will receive a doggy bag with goodies.

Registration is $20 per walker/dog team before April 11, or $25 after. Register at Gladstone City Hall, 7010 N. Holmes; the Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes, or go to

www.gladstone.mo.us

.

Call

816-423-4085 or email RussC@gladstone.mo.us

for information.

Connie Dover at Corbin Theatre

Celtic music artist Connie Dover will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 14 and 15 at Corbin Theatre, 15 N. Water St. in Liberty.

Dover is an Emmy Award-winning producer and composer and is known for her Anglo-Scottish, Irish and American cowboy ballads. She has performed on NPR and has won the Speakeasy Prize in Poetry and the Yellowstone and Teton Song Contest.

Kelly Werts will participate on guitar, percussion and vocals.

Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at Liberty City Hall, 101 E. Kansas St; the Liberty Community Center, 1600 S. Withers Road; or at

www.corbintheatre.org

.

Gladstone art show

The creative work of North Kansas City School District art instructors will be on display at the Gladstone Community Center Public Art Space from Tuesday to May 12.

The show’s theme is Big Ideas.

An opening reception is planned 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The show is sponsored by The Gladstone Arts Commission.

Family History Conference

GenealogyKC, a free family history conference, will be held March 21-22 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 6751 N.E. 70th St. in Kansas City, North.

Registration is free at

www.genealogykc.org

.

Presenters include representatives from the National Archives in Kansas City, the Midwest Genealogical Center in Independence, Brigham Young University, FamilySearch and Ancestry.com.

Sessions include a Boy Scouts genealogy merit badge class. Trained researchers will be available for one-on-one help.

Email questions to

info@genealogykc.org

.

Trivia Night in Liberty

A second Trivia Night in Historic Downtown Liberty is planned for 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

City Councilman Mike Hagan, a member of Trivia KC, will host the event with snacks and a cash bar at Heritage Hall, 117 W. Kansas, Liberty. Tickets are $15. Individuals and teams of eight are welcome to register.

Tickets are available at Quotations, 17 N. Water; Main Street Goods Goodies, 16 N. Main; and

www.historicdowntownliberty.org

.

The winning team gets a traveling trophy as well as a prize for each member.

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