816 North

Classes, events, and fun around the Northland

The Negro League Baseball Museum will celebrate Jackie Robinson’s Kansas City roots with “Jazz & Jackie,” featuring a concert by Althea Rene and Jeanette Harris, at 7 p.m. on May 6 at the Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th St. in Kansas City, Mo.
The Negro League Baseball Museum will celebrate Jackie Robinson’s Kansas City roots with “Jazz & Jackie,” featuring a concert by Althea Rene and Jeanette Harris, at 7 p.m. on May 6 at the Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th St. in Kansas City, Mo. File photo

May 3

The Northland Art League Meeting: Featured artist and speaker will be Kent VanDusseldorp, visitors are welcomed, 7 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 4947 N.E. Chouteau Drive, Kansas City, 816-439-6157.

May 4

National Active & Retired Federal Federal Employee’s Association Meeting: Sergeant Katherine Smith of the Platte County Sheriffs Department will speak on computer driving, all current and retired federal employees and their spouses are invited to attend, 10 a.m., Wexford Place, 6500 N. Cosby, Kansas City, 816-454-3491.

May 4-5

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta: Featuring Bobby Pulido, along with mariachis, dancers, food, games, vendors and more, 5 to 11 p.m. on May 4, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on May 5, Guadalupe Center, 1015 Avenida Ceasar E. Chavez, Kansas City, www.guadalupecenter.org.

May 6

Jazz & Jackie: Presented by Negro League baseball museum celebrates Jackie Robinson’s Kansas City roots, featured concert by Althea Rene and Jeanette Harris, 7 p.m., Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th St., Kansas City, 816-221-1920 or www.NLBM.com.

May 9

Smithville Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon: A business meeting and program or entertainment along with networking, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Smithville United Methodist Church, 505 N. U.S. 169, Smithville, 816-532-0946.

May 10

Planning & Development Committee Meeting: Investigates and monitors infrastructure development in the Northland and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for specific action, 7:30 a.m., Northland Chamber Office, 634 N.W. Englewood Road, Kansas City, 816-455-9911.

May 12

Texas Hold ’em Tournament: Great prizes including cash and many other items along with raffles, 5 to 10 p.m., Titan Environmental, 2418 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, Kan., $40, 816-589-7803 or charlots322@gmail.com.

May 16

Grow Your Business Series: Changing face of retail, hear how the owners of two local businesses believe there is room in the Kansas City market for independent retailers, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Platte Valley Bank Smitheville location, 1603 S. U.S. 169, Smithville, 816-746-7622 or www.mymcpl.org/squareone.

May 20

Northland Community Choir: Presents Making Music Matter, Paul Erickson, artist director, proceeds will be donated to local veterans organizations,, 3 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, Park University Campus, 8700 N.W. River Park Drive, Parkville, $10.

May 22

Northland Chamber Commerce Annual Joint Luncheon: Join the chamber, the Platte County Economic Development Council and the Clay County Economic Development Council for the event featuring updates from Missouri state legislators, noon to 1:30 p.m., Hilton Kansas City Airport, 8801 N.W. 112th St., Kansas City.

Lisa Lopez, llopez@kcstar.com

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