This Weekend in Downtown KCK - May 21, 2016

If you’re looking for something fun to do on Saturday May 21 in Downtown KCK, we have you covered! Check out these great events:

3rd Annual Family 101 5K Community Health Fair and Block Party

Saturday, May 21 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM

nbccommunityheaderThe NBC Community Development Corporation is proud to present the 2016 Family 101 5K, free community health fair and block party to be held Saturday, May 21st at the New Bethel Church, located in Kansas City, KS.

The 5k Race will begin at 9 a.m. with the ribbon cutting ceremony led by KCK Mayor, Mark Holland, & include a one mile bike, run, or walk option throughout the historic Douglass- Sumner neighborhood. The community health fair & block party will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Family 101 5KActivities will include a free health fair in partnership with a multitude of local health care and community organizations including Swope Health Services, Susan G. Komen of Greater Kansas City, KU Medical Center and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City. All health screenings will be provided free of charge by volunteer health care professionals.

The Family 101 event will also include a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly restored Jersey Creek Trail, a soccer clinic, basketball tournaments, inflatables, bicycle giveaways, music and dance presentations, contests, free food, appearances by Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders, local TV personalities and more!

All food and activities are FREE and open to the public!

If you would like to register or perhaps donate toward this community event, visit

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La Placita Central Avenue Market

Saturday May, 21 | 11:00AM - 3:00PM

laplacitaheaderGraduate students from the KU School of Architecture conducted a survey of the residents of the Central Avenue area during the annual Central Avenue Parade in 2013. Members of the community were asked about what they liked and did not like about the Central Avenue area. Unsurprising, home and church were some of the most liked areas. However, what came as a shock was that Bethany Park earned the sad title of “the least liked” place in the neighborhood! It’s high time that something is done to change Bethany Park into a place that inspires community. Bethany Park is at the heart of the Central Avenue corridor. Just as our bodies are only as healthy as our heart is, our community can prosper with a healthy Bethany Park. The hard working people of our community need a place to mingle with friends and family and a place to meet new people. The ups and downs of working life make it difficult to enjoy down time every now and then. We are too proud of a community to let this opportunity slip away. Our community deserves a better place to gather. Let’s make this happen.

La Placita Central Avenue MarketWe at CABA have created a program of events we believe can be the start of reinvigorating Bethany Park and can be enjoyed by our community. We already have a well-recognized Central Avenue Parade. We truly believe we have an opportunity to expand on the goodness of the parade and take the opportunity to provide a place of enjoyment once a month, weather permitting. CABA is looking to take the first steps by kicking off a monthly program of events called La Placita. La Placita will be centered upon Bethany Park and will feature vendors, entertainment, and the opportunity for members of the community to connect. The potential for the success of La Placita is great. We believe the energy generated during the monthly La Placita events will inspire even greater events.

La Placita is our way to reach our Community, and we want you to be a part of it! If you or your organization is interested in helping and participating, contact CABA immediately. We need your help in all ways possible!

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Mercy & Truth Medical Missions Health Fair

Saturday, May 21 | 10:00AM - 1:00PM & 2:00PM - 5:00PM

Mercy & Truth Meical Missions