Jamaican Jam coming later this month
Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation on July 21 presents “Jamaican Jam” the reggae sounds of Deepa Reality, Jah Lion and Az-One.
Gates open at 6 p.m. for the free, family fun with music from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Legacy Park Amphitheater 897 N.E. Bluestem Drive.
Food and drink vendors will be on site. No coolers or outside food will be allowed. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. For more information, call Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation at 816-969-1500 or go to RocktheAmp.net for more information.
Lee’s Summit Arts Council offers grants
Cultural arts are an important element in every community, whether it’s expressed through performances, sculptures, paintings, music or celebrations. The Lee’s Summit Arts Council is accepting applications for annual grants through Aug. 1.
Grants are available of up to $1,000 and must be received at least 90 days in advance of the event. Grant funds must be used for cultural art events/programs that take place in Lee’s Summit.
Requests will be evaluated on community impact, demonstrated need for support, creative use of funds, artistic quality, ability to administer and implement project, and the diversity of population served. Grants will be approved at the art council’s September meeting.
Applicants are required to fill out the online application. For more information go to the city’s website CityofLS.net.
Lee’s Summit author reading from new book
Lindsey Martin-Bowen will read from her fourth, full-length poetry collection “Where Water Meets the Rock” 2 to 4 p.m. July 16 at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City.
She will be reading with Joe Faus, whose “The Life and Times of Jose Calderon” was released in May, and they will be joined by Ki Russell from Pendleton, Oreg. Martin-Bowen’s book is published by 39 West Press, owned by local publisher J.D. Tulloch.