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Calling All Home Brewers!

The Lee’s Summit Chamber and Grains & Taps are partnering together to present the 2016 Lee’s Summit Oktoberfest People’s Choice Home Brew Competition. Oktoberfest attendees can partake in a tasting event  from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 in the Biergarten while participating home brewers serve up samples of their best brews! To enter this battle of the brews, home brewers need to complete the registration form and commit to supplying a 5-gallon keg (or bottle equivalent) of a home-brewed beer. Brewers may submit up to two types of beer if they choose. Participants will serve their brews to attendees who will cast their votes for the best of the lot.Prizes will be awarded for the top three home breweries from the day. Participating teams receive two tasting glasses and brat coupons. Tickets and tasting glasses go on sale to the public for $20 each in August and can be purchased at

First Friday featured artist Katie Carruthers : Ruse and Reality

Join Lee’s Summit artist, Katie Carruthers for her Solo Show, Ruse and Reality, at Vulpes Bastille during First Friday, September 02, 2016. The gallery is located downtown KC, at 1737 Locust Street. The show will feature her interdisciplinary works including paintings, installation and fibers. Selected works highlight the artist’s connection to nature and current focus revolving around authenticity and its role in our society.   “Seeking genuineness transcends as a dual quest; in art and in life.”

Personal/Professional Concierge 
Service Launches

Husband and wife team, Jeff and Lisa Sevick, recently launched The Missing Link, a personal and professional concierge service. After nearly 20 years of working hard for other companies and experiencing the highs and lows that come with it, they have begun extending their expertise to new clients.  They have created The Missing Link, offering both professional and personal services, ranging from simple tasks to complicated projects.

The Missing Link provides a direct and personal full-service experience tailored to meet clients’ needs.  Whether a family is overwhelmed with life’s multiple responsibilities – jobs, children, aging parents, maintaining a household; or a small business owner with positive growth is in need of a little extra help, but not quite ready to add to headcount–The Missing Link offers efficient, effective, high quality, and competitively priced services to meet their unique needs.

For more information or a free consultation, call or text 816.599.8577 or visit


Saturday Sept 10th

Discover Summit Fair Fall Fashion! Get styled by Jana Meister, the official stylist and blogger for Summit Fair and founder of Receive personalized style and shopping advice during our exclusive in-store event! Enjoy giveaways, sips, and passed appetizers.

Powell Gardens Announces New Executive Director

After conducting a nationwide search, the Board of Directors of Powell Gardens has selected Tabitha Schmidt as Executive Director. She will succeed Eric Tschanz who is assuming the role of Vice Chairman until his retirement in September 2017. Ms. Schmidt will join Powell Gardens on August 8, 2016.

Children International

Headquartered in Kansas City, Children International is working to end child poverty around the world. Together, with people like you, we’re more than a nonprofit. We’re a powerful force for change. Join Children International at First Fridays in the Crossroads on Friday, August 5th from 5-10pm to catch glimpses of the beauty of life around the world where children are given a place, a team, and a path out of poverty (Clubhouse by Freshcassette at 512 E 18th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64108). Email Brittany Gelbach at for information.