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Today’s Forecast

40º | Rain/snow mix | 98% chance of rain |
Sunrise: 7:37 a.m. | Sunset: 5:12 p.m.

🧣 Keeping KC warm
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| Photo by @mcrleonel
Days are getting shorter and temps are falling lower. The Kansas City Council recently approved a new budget for an extreme weather plan geared toward unhoused Kansas Citians. We’re delving into the plan + how you can give back this holiday season.

📝 The plan

The new budget of $1.3 million was approved by the Kansas City Council on Thursday, Oct. 26. Through it’s partnerships with 16 local organizations, the city will utilize $500,000 from its 3% marijuana sales tax and another $800,000 from city funds.

Ten shelters will open, depending on weather severity, according to these four levels:

Level one
Three shelters will be open every night from Friday, Dec. 1 to March of next year, regardless of the temperature. The open shelters include Hope Faith, True Light, and Unity Southeast.

Level two
Through April 1, 2024, four more shelters including Shelter KC for men, City Union Mission, and Hope City will open if the temperature is:
  • 32 degrees or below
  • 25 degrees with windchill
  • 32 degrees with windchill and precipitation

Care Beyond the Boulevard operates mobile medical clinics servicing the homeless, uninsured, or otherwise vulnerable Kansas Citians.


Photo via Care Beyond the Boulevard

Level three
Through April 1, 2024, Heartland, Shelter KC for women, and Cross-lines will open if the temperature is:
  • 25 degrees or below
  • 15 degrees with windchill
  • 25 degrees with windchill and precipitation
Level four
If the temperature is 0 degrees or below, each shelter will do its best to take in any person left out in the cold.

The money will also be allocated to other community nonprofits to provide food, mental health services, medical care, transitional living support, and trafficking support.

Tuesday, Nov. 14
  • Libations + Liftoff | Tuesday, Nov. 14 | 4-7 p.m. | J. Rieger & Co., 2700 Guinotte Ave., Kansas City, MO | Free | Celebrate the six tech startups that will make up the next LaunchKC cohort + enjoy food, drinks, and networking.
  • Proper Supper Club with Kyle Hopkins | Tuesday, Nov. 14 | 7-10 p.m. | Blvd Tavern, 320 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, MO | $125 | Enjoy a four-course dinner inspired by a stoner movie prepared by “MasterChef” contestant Kyle Hopkins and Honeybee’s Dave Owens.
  • Open Mic | Tuesday, Nov. 14| 8 p.m. | The Comedy Club of Kansas City, 1130 W. 103rd St., Kansas City, MO | $5 | Show off your skills at this open mic night.
Wednesday, Nov. 15
  • Founders Day Sangria Making Class | Wednesday, Nov. 15 | 7-9 p.m. | Weston Wine Company, 540 Main St., Weston, MO | $39 | Learn how to make sangria with various ingredients + take home two growlers to share with friends.
Thursday, Nov. 16
  • Basehor Farmer and Craft Market | Thursday, Nov. 16-Saturday, Nov. 18 | Times vary | 2705 155th St., Basehor, KS | Free | Find farm fresh produce and homemade items at this year-round market.
  • PXG Kansas City Free Golf Clinic | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 5-6 p.m. | PXG Kansas City, 7517 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS | Free | Golf gurus of all skill levels will get free lessons from a PGA-qualified teacher.
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News Notes
  • Touchdown — Kansas City, MO was ranked No. 14 best sports city in the US by Wallethub, beating out Chicago at No. 15. The site scored 397 cities according to 50 key metrics related to football, basketball, baseball, soccer, and hockey.
  • Wheel of Fortune LIVE! is coming to the Kaufman Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Audience members are randomly selected to play for a chance to win up to $10,000 in cash and other extravagant prizes. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m.
Kansas Citian
  • This morning at 11 a.m., Kansas City Power & Light and Kansas City Public Schools will announce the teacher who won a two-year lease at Three Light Luxury Apartments. Since 2019, the two organizations have held the contest which gives one teacher rent-free housing each year.
  • Calling all Sporting KC lovers, your first Black Friday stop is here. SportingStudio, an experiential retail and event space by Sporting Kansas City, will open Friday, Nov. 24 in the Kansas City Power & Light District. Check out their page to see upcoming events.
  • Sporting KC is also sending their goalie to Spain. John Pulskamp is joining the U.S. Men’s Olympic National Team for a 10-day training camp with friendly matches against Iraq on Saturday, Nov. 18 and Morocco on Tuesday, Nov. 21. He will return in time for the Western Conference semifinal at Houston Dynamo FC on Sunday, Nov. 26.
  • Get your geek on, KC. Planet Comicon Kansas City announced some of its star-studded guest lineup for its 25th Anniversary show. Celebs include “Sons of Anarchy”’s Charlie Hunnam and Ron Perlman; stars from the “Scream” franchise, and “Boy Meets World”’s Danielle Fishel, Rider Strong, and Will Friedle.
  • After nearly 20 years, the music at Vinyl Renaissance & Audio is dying down. The metro-area hub for music-lovers and vinyl collectors is liquidating its 50,000+ records, CDs, and decor as it plans to shut down by Sunday, Dec. 31.
  • Shop local this holiday season at Zona Rosa, home to 35+ local stores, restaurants + businesses. Give the gift of a festive home décor from RE:mporium, hypoallergenic, size-inclusive jewelry from Annie Austen, boutique apparel from Pink Dinosaur, or gift baskets from Heavenly Olive Oils & Vinegars. Plan your visit.*
The Buy
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