Young Women on the Move to hold garage and bake sale Nov. 6-8

Young Women on the Move, a Kansas City, Kan., nonprofit organization serving teenage girls from the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools, is planning its annual Garage and Bake Sale Nov. 6 – 8.

The money raised will support program expenses such as transportation, Saturday workshops, the new peer health mentorship program and the expansion of its afterschool programs.

Items in the garage sale may include gently used clothing, young men’s and women’s career clothes, shoes, baby items, toys, jewelry, cookware, dishes, books, furniture, electronics, computers, fax machine, scanner, home décor and other items.

In the bake sale, Young Women on the Move members, under the director of Trezo Mare restaurant pastry chef, Kolika Kirk, will create varieties of desserts, breads and pastries.

The garage and bake sale will be held at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2907 N. 81st St., Kansas City, Kan.

The sale hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8.

One hundred percent of the profits from this sale will benefit the Young Women on the Move program and projects.

Library to sponsor free concert Nov. 20 by Kansas City Jazz Orchestra

As part of the second annual Bop in the Dotte, the Kansas City, Kan., Public Library is holding a free concert by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra on Thursday, Nov. 20.

The concert will take place at 7 p.m. in the Kansas City Kansas Community College Performing Arts Center, 7250 State Ave. Before the concert, there will be a reception with punch and cookies in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center.

No tickets necessary; seating is first come, first served. The event is open to the public and all jazz lovers. For more information about the concert, visit or call 913-627-0306.

The library will also be holding a toiletries drive for homeless students in Kansas City, Kan., during the concert. To help, bring in a new-full-sized toiletry item to leave in one of the donation boxes. For a list of preferred items, contact one of the library branches.

Special art exhibition opens Nov. 7 at KCKCC’s The Gallery

by Kelly Rogge

A history of black culture will be explored through the artistic eye of artist Danny Diallo Hinds at a special exhibition this week at Kansas City Kansas Community College’s The Gallery.

The exhibition opens at 5 p.m. Nov. 7 at KCKCC, 7250 State Ave. with an opening reception in which Hinds will attend. The Gallery is in Lower Jewell next to the deli area. The reception continues until 8 p.m. and will feature African drumming along with the artist’s works. The exhibition continues through Nov. 14. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Admission is free and open to the public.

Hinds works with graphite pencil, color pencil and acrylic paint to capture iconic individuals who have contributed to black culture. He states that he chooses his subjects from “all walks of life across the globe, those who have made extensive and valuable contributions throughout our historic past and present.”

Hinds was born in Barbados and holds various degrees in music and art from multiple schools in the United States and abroad. He is a trained dancer, musician and teacher in addition to his work in the visual arts.

This is the second artist show at The Gallery, which opened in May of 2014.

For more information on The Gallery at KCKCC, contact Barbara Clark-Evans, director of the Intercultural Center, at 913-288-7504.

Kelly Rogge is the public information supervisor at Kansas City Kansas Community College.