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January 9 - January 15

Working to make Midtown a great place for ALL.
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Councilman Bunch will be providing an update on 4th District and
City-wide initiatives and projects for our first luncheon of the new year.

Registration is required by 1/17. Ticket price: $20


New Midtown KC Now Store Front Mural!

Check out our newest store front mural, 'Sunrise on a Kansas City Skyline'  by KC artist, Gillian Drake! Through our partnership with Kansas City Artists Coalition, we host a new artist mural every six months. Through compensation and exposure, this is just one of the ways Midtown KC Now supports local artists.

If you joined Midtown KC Now for 2022, THANK YOU for your donation!
We now ask you to support us and our vision to make
Midtown a great place for all for the new year.

Become a 2023 Midtown KC Now Donor today!
We have 3 Easy Payment Options:

* Download our DONOR FORM and send with a check to: 3931 Main, KCMO 64111

* Go to our WEBSITE to donate online. (you do not need a PayPal account)

* Pay via invoice. Send an INVOICE REQUEST.                   

For your contribution, you or your organization will be listed in The Midtown Weekly newsletter and our website for all of 2023, and your donation will be featured
on our snazzy Community Room Donor Wall for all to see.


Thank you for supporting Midtown!

In the spirit of the service embodied by Dr. King, the Kansas City Public Library’s AmeriCorps VISTA Project and Digital Corps are collecting donations of travel size personal care items for a Hygiene Kit Drive. Between January 3-12, 2023, visit any Kansas City Public Library location and bring supplies to drop off in dedicated boxes.

Midtown KC Now will be assisting to collect these items; you may drop items off at our office at 3931 Main now through January 10.

Donated materials will be assembled into kits that will be given to individuals experiencing life challenges in Kansas City. Items will be collected and packaged in resealable bags along with a copy of the Library’s Street Sheet.

Accepted kit items include:
*items needed most

  • Shampoo
  • Body wash and soap
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Washcloths*
  • Combs and hair brushes
  • Nail clippers*
  • Adhesive bandages
  • Razors*
  • Lip balm*
  • Hand sanitizer*

NOTE: Travel size or small personal care items are requested,
as they are best for including in the kits.

Cultivate KC Annual Farmers & Friends Meeting
Saturday, February 11
Plexpod Westport Commons, 300 E. 39th St., KCMO 64110
 8:00 am – 1:00 pm (with optional lunch to follow)
Join Cultivate KC for the 18th Annual Farmers & Friends Meeting, a gathering that brings together our city’s farming and food dreamers and doers to share knowledge and perspectives, start conversations, dream about what a healthy food system could look like, and then venture out to make it happen.
The meeting features keynote speakers Linda & Luke Black Elk, a presentation and interactive discussion focusing on the 2023 Farm Bill led by Hamsa Ganapathi and Hannah Quigley of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and How I Built This Expo Sessions with engaging, interactive discussion to share, learn and make connections.
Event link here:
this week
bread for my enemies @ plaza library - 1/10
ladies night @ the mansion - 1/12

ghost hunt @ harris-kearney house - 1/13
the iceman cometh @ the met - 1/13 - 1/22

upcoming events
midtown kc now luncheon - 1/19
city in motion fundraiser @ hamburger mary's - 1/19
scout day @ wwI museum - 1/21
venetophilia @ plaza library - 1/22
midtown kc now's main event - 1/24
kc streetcar main street meetup - 1/24
life & myth of bo jackson @ plaza library - 1/24
lunar new year festival @ the nelson - 1/29
midtown kc now coffee klatch - 2/1
city in motion's modern night @ the gem theater - 2/4
cultivate kc farmers & friends - 2/11
kcac art auction - 2/25
kc brew fest @ union station - 2/25
uncorked @ union station - 3/4
westport st. patrick's day run - 3/11
st. patrick's day parade - 3/17
planting independence - 4/21 - 4/22
nfl draft - 4/27 - 4/29
celebration at the station - 5/28

If you have events you would like featured in The Midtown Weekly,
please email info  to
LEIGH by Thursday, the week before the date of the event.
Want to be a Donor? Go here!

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Frye & Company
Joyce Thompson
Ann & David Thurston

Buttonwood Financial Group
Kissick Construction
LISC of Greater KC
St. Paul's Episcopal Day School
Union Hill Animal Hospital
Westport Land & Management


Lauren Hruby - Silent H Real Estate
Hutchings / Carrier
Tom Platt

Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
Car Wash 103
Heart of Westport Neighborhood Association
Main Street Laundry
Old Hyde Park Historic District
RE/MAX State Line Commercial Real Estate
Dana Strueby
Doris Yonker

Vern & Ben Barnet
Laura Burkhalter
Nicola Heskett

Will & Kelsey Riley
Kansas City Artists Coalition
Kite Singleton

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