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October 2018

The Whole Person – Planting Independence Yard Cleanup Event

October 20, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Delta Athenaeum, 900 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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Join us for the Whole Person Planting Independence Yard Cleanup event! We will perform low- to moderate-risk activities such as mowing, raking, weeding, and planting at the homes of people who receive services from The Whole Person. As we'll likely work up an appetite, we'll plan a lunch gathering afterward. Participants will need to sign a waiver, and choose their unisex T-shirt size. Facebook message or e-mail Julie Whistman at julie.whistman@kcoasis.org

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KC Oasis at Deanna Rose: Hayride and Pumpkin Patch

October 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Deana Rose Farms Overland Park, KS 66221 United States + Google Map

Join fellow Oasians at Deanna Rose Farms for an afternoon hayride and pumpkin patch adventure! Bundle up, grab some cider or cocoa and spend the day engaging in all the best things about fall. Afterwards carve up a Jack-O-Lantern and we can share photos on the event page. We'll meet at 1pm and try to organize it so that as many people can be on the hayrides at the same time as possible. If you have questions reach out to Josh…

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Sunday Gathering: Twyla Dell, “Can a City Change Its Fuel Habits?”

October 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Delta Athenaeum, 900 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation. Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m. Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome! Program ends at 12:30 p.m. Featured Speaker: Twyla Dell, "Can a City Change Its Fuel Habits?" Community Moment: Erin Schinasi Musical Guest: Mickey P. Pioneers to the river bend who would become Kansas Citians said goodbye to wood and hello to both coal and oil over one lifetime. Each fuel left its stamp on the city. Then gasoline created…

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KC Oasis Volunteers at Micah Ministry

October 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Micah Ministry, 606 Gladstone Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64124 United States
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At Kansas City Oasis our values are "People are more important than beliefs," "human hands solve human problems," and "meaning comes from making a difference." In that spirit, we partner with Micah Ministry to help feed and clothe those in need. The Micah Ministry is a charitable organization that seeks to help anyone, regardless of race, gender, religious (or nonreligious) affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or any other trait – as long as they could use some help, the Micah Ministry…

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Sunday Gathering: Lily Fouts, “From Fugitive Child to Globetrotter”

October 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Delta Athenaeum, 900 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation. Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m. Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome! Program ends at 12:30 p.m. Featured Speaker: Lily Fouts "5 Things My Fugitive Childhood Taught Me About Authentic Travel" Community Moment: TBA Musical Guest: Calvin Arsenia When Lily Ann Fouts was a child, her and her sister’s photos ended up on the back of a milk carton. For seven years, the girls and their mother evaded her father, the…

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November 2018

Sunday Gathering: Ash Allee, “Resistance and Persistence”

November 4, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Delta Athenaeum, 900 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation. Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m. Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome! Program ends at 12:30 p.m. Featured Speaker: Ash Allee "Resistance and Persistence: Responding to Burnout in Oppressive Times" Community Moment: Stacy Hotchkiss Musical Guest: Brooke Kafka https://www.facebook.com/SaxyDreads/ Ash R. Allee, LMSW, is a social worker, professor, queer activist and consultant in Kansas City. Ash works with businesses, social service agencies and schools to provide training and assessment on topics…

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Kansas City Oasis Blood Drive

November 11, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Delta Athenaeum, 900 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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How many lives will YOU save November 11? Community Blood Center (CBC) is the primary supplier of blood for local hospitals and has been serving Missouri and Kansas hospitals for more than 50 years. CBC needs to collect 580 pints of blood every day and over 140,000 annually to meet the needs of our local hospitals. Kansas City Oasis is hosting a blood drive Sunday, November 11, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on CBC's donor bus. Please give a little of…

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KC Oasis Chili Cook-Off!

November 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Delta Athenaeum, 900 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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Is your chili recipe the best? Come test your skills against your fellow Oasians for fun, prizes, and bragging rights! Not a cook? Come judge the contest! Cast your ballot and help determine the winners. We are also holding a raffle and need donations of items if you have something to contribute. To sign up or for more details, contact julie.whistman@kcoasis.org or julia.lloyd@kcoasis.org. *By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Oasis Code of Conduct (http://www.kcoasis.org/about-oasis/code-of-conduct/).

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Sunday Gathering – C.J. Janovy: How to Win Hearts and Minds by Losing

November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Delta Athenaeum, 900 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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Featured Speaker: C.J. Janovy, "How to Win Hearts and Minds by Losing" Community Moment: MK Mustard Musical Guest: Celia Albon https://www.facebook.com/CeliaAlbonHarpist/ LGBT Kansans live in one of the country’s most hostile states, but they’ve made dramatic gains in public acceptance. Along the way, they learned lessons that are useful to anyone trying to make change. C.J. Janovy is a journalist and author of No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas (University Press of Kansas, 2018). She currently…

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Sunday Gathering: Gary Blakely, “Answering Dell’s Call: The Future of Personal Transportation, Hybrid Electric, Electric, and Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Vehicles”

November 25, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Delta Athenaeum, 900 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation. Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m. Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome! Program ends at 12:30 p.m. Featured Speaker: Gary Blakely, "Answering Dell's Call: The Future of Personal Transportation, Hybrid Electric, Electric, and Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Vehicles" Community Moment: Nate Bailey Musical Guest: JJ Cantrell Gary Blakely was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He developed an interest in mechanical things very early, which led to a career in the automotive…

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