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CLICK HERE FOR MONTH-AT-A-GLANCE The purpose of this calendar is to give information about events of multicultural and interfaith interest, as well as a listing for exhibits and special events.  You have the ability to see "month-at-a-glance" for both current and future months through our new Google calendar, by clicking on the link above. Exhibits and special events will continue to be publicized by email, in order to maintain a legible calendar, so please sign up (see box on right sidebar) to receive our monthly emails. Information given is accurate as of the time received, but please check with event coordinators and venues for possible changes. Remember to click on the Resources tab to find ongoing Things To Do.
SPECIAL EVENTS AND INFORMATION Tickets on now on sale for GKCIC’s Table of Faiths Tuesday, May 9, at Stoney Creek Conference Center Tickets and more information at www.kcinterfaith.org Theme for this year: Faith, Food and our Future Together Award recipients: Table of Faiths Award: Dialogue Institute of the Southwest Steve Jeffers Interfaith Leadership Award: Sofia Khan of KC For Refugees Registration now open for WorldQuest 2017 Event is April 26.  Information/tickets at www.irckc.org  Now Open: 2017 Syed Farrukh Shabbir MD Memorial Essay Contest Deadline: April 30, 2017 First Place $500 Scholarship and Second Place $250 Scholarship for a College Bound Graduating Senior for 2017 A packet of information for interested students containing the rules and regulations can be downloaded at www.crescentpeace.org. This scholarship is awarded to a college bound graduating senior who has written the most compelling essay about the importance of peace and understanding in a pluralistic world. This 500-word essay contest is open to any graduating senior from a high school located in the greater Kansas City area.The winners will be announced in May and invited to the annual Crescent Peace Society dinner. Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1697738000537590/  Now Open: 2017 Margolis Memorial Essay Contest Deadline: June 1, 2017 Competition open to students graduating in spring from KC area high school and starting college in Fall 2017. Essays accepted on focus of peaceful coexistence and mutual understanding of different groups.  Cash prize: $2000.00. For information, call Mark Wasserstrom at (816) 523-4243 or email wass1@sbcglobal.net. The Dialogue Institute of Greater Kansas City Metro Area is excited to announce Saturday brunches, and Coffee Nights at the new office of Dialogue Institute as well as Baklava Days with different communities. You can go to http://dialoguekc.org/events/  to reach bios of all speakers. Please RSVP to which event you are coming by either simply replying this e-mail or writing to  kansascity@thedialoginstitute.org The Dialogue Institute also offers cooking, water marbling and Turkish language classes; contact the Institute for details. TRAFFIC/CLOSURES NOTE: WWI Centennial Commemoration - April 6, 2017 The National  Archives will be closed on Thursday, April 6, and the World War I Museum will be closed on Thursday and Friday, April 6 and 7. Keep in mind that unusually-high traffic will occur around the Crown Center area. Northeast Arts KC is offering The Kansas City Midtown Coloring Book, featuring 20 homes and buildings in historic Midtown KC neighborhoods.   The coloring books can be purchased for $19 (including postage) from Northeast Arts KC (www.northeastartskc.org). Library information: Mid-Continent Library website has a new online magazine, listing programs.  See http://www.mymcpl.org/events and click on Beyond the Books online magazine for details. The Olathe Indian Creek Library is now open in a temporary location at 13511 S. Mur-Len Road in the Santa Fe Square Shopping Center. Check your local library for free classes on computer literacy, foreign languages and English as a second language. EXHIBITS Through April 1 Mujer/Woman Latina Artists as Examiners, Documenters and Creators Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery Through April 30 Shining the Spotlight on the Homeless of Johnson County Photographs by Sharon Rodriguez Olathe Indian Creek Library - Suite 129 May 1 through September 30 Art in the Loop Installations and performances along the KC streetcar route, in the City Market, and at the Central Library Information at www.artintheloop.com Through May 17 Inside the Art Life of Adrienne Walker Hoard African-influenced paintings, photography and jewelry created by Dr. Hoard, Professor of Fine Art and Black Studies at UMKC Miller Nichols Library, UMKC campus Dean’s gallery, 4th floor Through May 21 The 1930s in Prints: A Gift to KC from the Woodcut Society Nelson-Atkins Museum, Galley 214 Through May 31 “African-Americans in Hannibal: Stories of Our Lives” Mark Twain Museum 120 North Main Hannibal, MO Through June 25 Revealing a Hidden Treasurer: A Jain Shrine Nelson-Atkins Museum, Gallery 203 Through July 9 Emperors,  Scholars and  Temples: Tastemakers of China’s Ming and Qing Dynasties Nelson-Atkins Museum, Gallery 222 Through December 31 Savings the White House: Truman’s Extreme Makeover See “before and after” photos of the massive 3-year renovation that saved the White House Truman Library, Independence, MO