Coming up this week: Planning for the six-year anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, a vision session on the future of 18th and Vine and sounding off on jerks who leave their trash rotting on the sidewalk.
Many of these activists spend their Sunday and Tuesday evenings hoisting peace signs on street corners, but on Monday night at 6:30 the Kansas City Iraq Task Force will meet at 4405 Gillham Road to plan activities for the upcoming sixth anniversary of the war in Iraq.
Should the city fine residents and businesses up to $500 if they let piles of debris rot on the curb? The Kansas City City Council holds a public hearing on a proposed ordinance that would make trash violators pay up Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Get the skinny on why our food system has left the country overweight and undernourished and what to do about it at the 2009 Healthy Food Policy Forum hosted by KC Healthy Kids from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The American Royal on Thursday.
A report released last month highlighted a disturbing lack of resources for those with mental health needs in the Kansas City area. On Thursday, a group of community stakeholders will meet at the Mid-America Regional Council Conference Center from 2 to 4 p.m. to figure out how to starting fixing the problem.
Shoot the shit with one of our area's most accessible politicians and find out what's going on under the white dome in Jefferson City, when Missouri state Sen. Jolie Justus hangs out at The Coffee Break to hear your concerns from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday.
From 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday the American Jazz Museum will host the first installment of an ongoing series called "Stories from the Vine." This opening forum, "18th and Vine: A Community at a Crossroads," will get experts and citizens discussing the future of the heritage district.