Jacomo Chorale recruiting singers
As it begins its 31st year, the Jacomo Chorale and its director, Helena Vasconcellos, are seeking new members.
The community chorale presents at least three concerts yearly, and its repertoire spans classical works to contemporary music.
The chorale will begin rehearsals at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at Nativity of Mary Parish, 10017 E. 36th Terrace in Independence.
No formal auditions are required. Instead, prospective singers will go through a process of voice placement. Regardless of skill level, they will be invited to the first rehearsal to get an idea of expectations and the pace of practices.
For more information, call Nancy at 816-355-0114.
Nominees sought for new Blue Springs business awards
The Blue Springs Economic Development Corporation is accepting nominations through 5 p.m. Aug. 20 for its inaugural EMPOWER Business Awards program.
The recipients will be selected on economic factors such as growth, development, capital investment, job creation and retention and leadership.
Small business (fewer than 25 employees).
Large buiness (25 or more workers).
For more information or to make a nomination, visit surveymonkey.com/s/BSEDCEMPOWERAWARD or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Indian culture presented Saturday
Visitors can experience American Indian culture from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday during Family Fun Day at the National Frontier Trails Museum in Independence.
The day will include dancers, flute performances, American Indian crafts, games and demonstrations.
Outdoor activities are free. Wagon rides are included with admission to the museum, 318 W. Pacific Ave.
Awesome Ambitions for high school girls
Awesome Ambitions is seeking young women in high school to participate in its college readiness and career development program during the upcoming school year.
An open house/recruitment fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 23 at the University of Missouri School of Nursing, on the fourth floor at 2464 Charlotte Ave.
Founded 18 years ago by television news reporter Cynthia Newsome and former Kansas City Star columnist Angela Curry, Awesome Ambitions offers tutoring, mentoring, financial literacy instruction, fitness, leadership development and community service projects
Most participants attend Kansas City Public Schools, but girls throughout the metropolitan area are welcome.
Ballet offers a free day of dancing and lessons
The Kansas City Ballet will host a day of free dance performances, classes, demonstrations, giveaways and family fun on Aug. 23.
The fourth annual KC Dance Day will be from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity near Union Station. It includes a look into the upcoming of production of “Alice (in wonderland).”
For schedule and other details, go to www.kcballet.org.
Dance in the Park returns to midtown KC
Roanoke Park will the venue the evening of Sept. 6 for Dance in the Park, a showcase of local dance troupes.
The free event is produced by City in Motion Dance Theater in conjunction several surrounding neighborhoods
The show begins at 7 p.m., preceded by a free dance class at 6:30. The rain date is Sept. 7.
The Kansas City Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund and the Missouri Arts Council have provided additional funding. The park is at 3699 E. Roanoke Drive.