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"Big Sonia" Screening and Panel Discussion
Sonia Warshawski is one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors living in the Kansas City area, and one of the only survivors who speaks publicly about her wartime experience. Sonia’s enormous personality and fragile 4-foot-8-inch frame mask the horrors she endured. On Monday, April 9, Park University will host a program that will include a screening of Warshawski’s story, “Big Sonia,” a live music performance and a panel discussion starting at 6 p.m. in the Jenkin and Barbara David Theater inside Alumni Hall on the University’s Parkville Campus. Admission to the event, a part of Park’s 2017-18 Year of Diversity series of events, is free and open to the public. To ensure seating, registration is requested at The screening takes place two days before Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, which commemorates the lives and heroism of Jewish people who died in the Holocaust. The event is presented in partnership with the International Relations Council, Midwest Center for Holocaust Education and National Archives at Kansas City.
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'Big Sonia' Special Screening
Back by popular demand, the Truman Library Institute has added a second screening for the popular film Big Sonia, after a capacity crowd at our last screening. Standing tall at 4’8”, Sonia is one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Kansas City and one of the only local survivors who speaks publicly about her experience during the Holocaust. Her enormous personality and fragile frame mask the horrors she endured. Sonia’s teenage years were a blur of concentration camps and death marches, and at 15 she watched her mother disappear behind gas chamber doors. On liberation day, she was accidentally shot through the chest, and yet again miraculously survived. Sonia is the ultimate survivor, a bridge between cultures and generations. The critically-acclaimed film Big Sonia interweaves Sonia’s past and present using first-person narrative with stories from family and friends. Along the way, we learn valuable life lessons – “Soniaisms” – from a woman who can barely see over the steering wheel, yet insists on driving herself to work six days a week to run her late husband’s tailor shop, John’s Tailoring. Her influence spans generations and cultures, and this documentary allows all of us to hear her story. Join us for a special screening of this popular film on April 22 at 2 p.m. The screening will be preceded by a free brunch reception where you can meet Sonia Warshawski herself. Immediately following the film will be a Q&A session with Sonia’s daughter Regina Kort, Sonia’s granddaughter and the film’s producer/co-director Leah Warshawski and co-director Todd Soliday. This program is co-presented by the Truman Library Institute and Buchbinder, Stolper & Swanson Investment Group. The program is offered free of charge, but RSVPs are requested.
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Ceramics/Pottery, Art Show
100 Rabbits
A whimsical display of 100 rabbit heads by Dick Daniels. On display at the Johnson County Central Library, 9875 West 87th St., O.P., Ks.
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19th Annual Wild About Harry
Wild About Harry is the Truman Library Institute’s premier signature event and annual fund raising dinner benefiting the presidential library and promoting the legacy of Harry S. Truman. Now in its 19th year, Wild About Harry has raised nearly $6 million in support of nationally-acclaimed education and outreach programs created to foster civic engagement and to nurture the next “greatest generation.” This event will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning Truman biographer, David McCullough, who will be honored as the 2018 recipient of the Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award.
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Fair/Festival, For the Family
2018 Future Stages Festival
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the 5th annual Future Stages Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2018. Admission to the family-friendly event is FREE and will include the opportunity to see Kansas City-area youth acts perform on indoor and outdoor stages. Community partners will host arts activities throughout the day. Tickets are not required, but registrants will receive updated details regarding the performance and activity schedule in the weeks leading up to the festival. Please visit the link provided for more information about Future Stages Festival!
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2018 Light of Hope Breakfast
Reserve a seat now for the largest fundraising breakfast in Kansas City, benefitting Jackson County CASA, an organization which recruits, trains, and supports lay volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Jackson County Family Court.
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Food/Tasting, Tour
2018 Royal Berry Launch Party at the Holladay Distillery
Join us as we celebrate the kick-off of our new 360 Vodka Kansas City Royals Package! - FREE hot dogs - FREE ice cream sundaes - Signature cocktails and souvenir cups - Live Music on the deck from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Distillery tours - Yard games - Raffle prizes
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22 Annual Natural Southern States Classic
**FRIDAY April 27th: 5:30PM | Bikini **SATURDAY April 28: Bodybuilding | Classic | Women & Mens Physique | Figure.. The Natural Southern States Classic has become one largest amateur natural physique competition in the Nation. With 22+ years promoting drug free contests, we understand our role in protecting your hard work, time and investment with a fair playing field. Competition day is yours and we are here to provide you with a great experience in celebration of those efforts.
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38th Annual Mushroom Festival
The Richmond Mushroom Festival will be held Thursday May3rd- Saturday May 5th, 2018. Thursday evening will kick of the 38th year of this event with kids night at the carnival. Friday, over 200 craft and food vendors will start off the morning opening for your shopping enjoyment. Entertainment for the day will include the Lil Mr & Miss Mushroom Contest and 5k FUNgus Run and Walk and will roundout the evening with an adult talent contest and the MoonDrop Circus Variety Fire Show. Saturday is the BIG day at the festival! The Pedal Tractor Pull will let your youngster show off their pulling abilities, live music, children’s talent show, and a demolition derby. The Grand Parade will offer a showcase of floats and entertainers such as the Richmond Marching Band, KC Scottish Highland Dancers, Royals mascot Slugger and TONS more! There will be a Youth Talent Show and a Non-Vocal Talent Contest that always brings laughs and entertainment. You can try your chance at winning the Tennis Ball Drop Contest of $500, enjoy the RCCAA Art Show and take in the Sunshine Art that will be displayed around the square. There will be the largest Morel Conteston Saturday along with the Ray County Critter Crush Contest and the Mini Cooper Car Show. We will have a Corn Hole Tournament, National Guard Military Display, a basketball tournament, Hardtime Rodders Classic Car Show, an antique tractor show and SO MUCH MORE! Located at the intersection of 10 & 13 Hwy, make Richmond your destination for all things MOREL May 3th-5th, 2018! Sincerely, Natalie Lamar Executive Director Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce 104 W. North Main St. Richmond, MO 64085 816-776-6916
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3rd Annual Chip in 4 Charity Golf Tournament
Pathways Community Health and For the Children Foundation will hold the 3rd Annual Chip in 4 Charity Golf Tournament. All proceeds will support the mental and emotional wellness of Cass County children, individuals and families through Pathways Community Health, your local community mental health partner.
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