Trailside Center

Trailside Center Located just off of 3-Trails Crossing Memorial Highway in the heart of the historic 3-Trails Corrido The Trailside Center also includes the Watts Mill Community Room.

Meetings can be scheduled by contacting the Executive Director Chuck Loomis, 816-942-3581 or 816-942-3724 or sending an email. The Center is staffed with volunteers in cooperation with the KCMO Department of Parks and Recreation and the KCMO Department of Neighborhood and Housing Services.

Operating as usual

THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT WEEKEND AT TRAILSIDE CENTER HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE MASTER NATURALISTS DUE TO EXTREME CO...
01/15/2021

THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT WEEKEND AT TRAILSIDE CENTER HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE MASTER NATURALISTS DUE TO EXTREME COLD TEMPERATURES.
THANK YOU FOR WANTING TO BE WITH US. TRAILSIDE CENTER IS VERY SAD BUT WE DO UNDERSTAND THE REASONING REGARDING THE CANCELLATION.

THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT WEEKEND AT TRAILSIDE CENTER HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE MASTER NATURALISTS DUE TO EXTREME COLD TEMPERATURES.
THANK YOU FOR WANTING TO BE WITH US. TRAILSIDE CENTER IS VERY SAD BUT WE DO UNDERSTAND THE REASONING REGARDING THE CANCELLATION.

03/16/2020

MARCH LIVING HISTORY SERIES POSTPONED

Last month we heard from Colonel Greg Shuey about his service in Vietnam and his work as Air Force Director of Engineering for NASA's Space Shuttle Program. We had a nice crowd and a very enjoyable evening hearing from Col. Shuey. I enjoyed the above picture of the Vietnam Veterans that were in attendance for last month's meeting.

I decided to POSTPONE the MARCH program as it seemed to be the prudent action to take. Several other events and gatherings had cancelled, so this seems to be a good course to take. So let me give you some reasons to be excited about our next two programs. In April we will hear from Purple Heart recipient Keara Torkelson who was wounded at the Fort Hood Shooting. In May we have rescheduled our March speakers, Glen Leonard and Ted Wakeman. Glen and Ted are Purple Heart Recipients from the Vietnam war. I will send more detailed biographies as we prepare for each of the next programs. I am THANKFUL for the audience of the Living History and the way you honor veterans.

My hope is that you all remain safe and healthy over the next month.
If my family can be of any assistance, please let us know.

MARCH MEETING POSTPONED

03/11/2020

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Please join Sixth District Mayor Pro Tem Kevin McManus and Councilwoman Andrea Bough for a Community Meeting.
Date: Friday, March 13 , 2020
Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
Location: Trailside Center
9901 Holmes Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64131
Phone: (816) 942-3581

KCMO City Planning Staff

Topic: Updating the Citywide Comprensive Area Plan



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Questions? Please contact:
Fred Wickham, Legislative Aide to Mayor Pro Tem McManus at (816) 513-6525 or [email protected]

Katrina Foster, Legislative Aide to Councilwoman Andrea Bough at (816) 513-6523 or [email protected]

01/07/2020
12/21/2019

Successful celebration honoring Veterans at the USO Sing-Along evening held at Trailside Center, December 19, 2019. You can watch the video of the entire show under Videos below.

12/20/2019

Veterans USO Sing-Along December 19, 2019

11/21/2019

November 21st @ 7:00 PM

Last month we had a nice crowd on the same night the Chiefs played football. Pictured above is WWII Army Veteran Bill Casassa. We have another great program in store for November 21st! We will be honoring WWII Navy Veteran Norm Williams who served aboard the USS Relief. The Relief was the first ship the Navy built specifically to be used as a Hospital Ship. The Relief picked up wounded from Okinawa and POW's at the end of the war.

You will want to be here!
Would you consider inviting a friend to honor Norm

Also we'll have our very own Gary Swanson present about how you can help honor a Veteran with a newly created program.

Also, I was informed about the
Buffalo Hero of World War I
The Wayne Miner Story
I think I found the right link here
If you're interested I have some codes.

Enjoy good company, cookies and lemonade
as we gather to honor
WWII Navy Veteran Norm Williams

December 19th
Sing-A-Long

January 16th
Purple Heart Vietnam Veteran Mel Carney

INVITE A FRIEND

LOCATION
TRAILSIDE CENTER
9901 Holmes
Kansas City, MO 64131

07/19/2019

Veterans Program Trailside Center

07/18/2019

Jul 14 at 7:14 PM

July 18th @ 7:00 PM

THANKFUL for everyone that came out last month to hear the powerful story of Vietnam Purple Heart Recipient Al Newland. Next up is WWII POW Charles Sibert who was shot down on his second mission out of a B17. You will want to invite a friend as we hear how he was forced to walk 180 miles. He is pictured above on July 3rd at the Royal's stadium helping to raise the POW flag before the game.

LOCATION
TRAILSIDE CENTER
9901 Holmes
Kansas City, MO 64131

Enjoy good company, cookies and lemonade as we gather to honor WWII POW Charles Sibert!

01/18/2019

TRAILSIDE CENTER PROGRAM CALENDAR
9901 HOLMES ROAD KCMO 64131 942-3581

Daniel Boone's Family Life with the Callaway's in Missouri.
His final Chapter and a Most Eventful One.

Thursday Evening January 31 at 7:00 pm

In 1799, Daniel Boone led his extended family from Kentucky to the Femme Osage country in Missouri down near
St. Charles, MO. The history of Boone and his family in Missouri...will be about significant events of this famous frontier pioneer hero so will be of particular interest to Missourians. One of his daughters married into the Callaway family. At the end of the War of 1812, Daniel and Rebecca's grandson, Captain James Callaway, leading a local militia company was killed by Sauk Indians in an ambush down near the Prairie Fork of Loutre Creek.

The County of Callaway in that area of Missouri was named after him.

Don Bates, our presenter is connected on his maternal side to the Callaway family and will talk telling the history he has learned over the years. The men and women of that time were remarkable for the life they led against all odds.
Come listen for your enjoyment.

TRAILSIDE CENTER
9901 HOLMES ROAD
KANSAS CITY, MO 64131
THURSDAY EVENING JANUARY 31, 2019 @ 7 PM

01/15/2019

TRAILSIDE CENTER PROGRAM CALENDAR
9901 HOLMES ROAD KCMO 64131 942-3581

Daniel Boone's Family Life with the Callaway's in Missouri.
His final Chapter and a Most Eventful One.

Thursday Evening January 31 at 7:00 pm

In 1799, Daniel Boone led his extended family from Kentucky to the Femme Osage country in Missouri down near
St. Charles, MO. The history of Boone and his family in Missouri...will be about significant events of this famous frontier pioneer hero so will be of particular interest to Missourians. One of his daughters married into the Callaway family. At the end of the War of 1812, Daniel and Rebecca's grandson, Captain James Callaway, leading a local militia company was killed by Sauk Indians in an ambush down near the Prairie Fork of Loutre Creek.

The County of Callaway in that area of Missouri was named after him.

Don Bates, our presenter is connected on his maternal side to the Callaway family and will talk telling the history he has learned over the years. The men and women of that time were remarkable for the life they led against all odds.
Come listen for your enjoyment.

TRAILSIDE CENTER
9901 HOLMES ROAD
KANSAS CITY, MO 64131
THURSDAY EVENING JANUARY 31, 2019 @ 7 PM

12/06/2018

Dec 5 at 9:48 PM

Annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day by City of Mission
Holiday Sing Along at Trailside Center Remembering Songs from WW II

11:30 am at Sylvester Powell Center in Mission will be the annual Pearl Harbor remembrance day. Sponsored by the City of Mission and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Assn., it will feature music, reading of the names of those in the local PH Survivors Assn., and Dorinda Nicholson, Pearl Harbor Child, who was living in Pearl Harbor on that fateful day and bears witness to the attack by the Japanese. . Mission Mayor Ron Appletoft, long-time supporter of the Pearl Harbor Day program, will MC the program. Susan Pepperdine aided the City of Mission in planning the program representing Pearl Harbor Assn. Lone survivor of the PHSA, Dorwin Lamkin, who was a Corpsman on the USS Nevada when Pearl Harbor was attacked, has health issues and will not be able to attend. Please try to make it so that we in Kansas City will forever Remember Pearl Harbor.

Then at 7 pm, same day, the women of the Trailside Center, 99th and Holmes, KCMO, will present an evening of great music featuring Lyndell Leatherman, local well-known KC musician. Come prepared to sing as we honor American and veterans. Dorinda Nicholson and Bob Laskey, WW II Navy veteran, will reminisce briefly about Christmas memories from those days. Remember Pearl Harbor.

TRAILSIDE CENTER

9901 Holmes Road

Kansas City, MO



INVITES YOU TO A



HOLIDAY

SING ALONG



REMEMBERING SONGS FROM WORLD WAR II

Lyndell Leatherman,

Musical Host



SHARED MEMORIES OF VETERAN HOLIDAYS OVERSEAS

Gary Swanson,

Veteran Interviewer



FRIDAY

DECEMBER 7

2018

Pearl Harbor Day
As we honor American and veterans. Dorinda Nicholson and Bob Laskey, WW II Navy veteran, will reminisce briefly about

Christmas memories from those days.



Refreshments:

6:30 p.m.

Program:

7:00-8:00 p.m.



FREE EVENT

LIGHTED PARKING
Be early to get a good seat. A wonderful day is planned. Remember Pearl Harbor.

04/11/2018

THE LIVING HISTORY OF WAR VETERANS
TRAILSIDE CENTER ON
APRIL 19, 20198
THURSDAY-7 PM
PRESENTED BY VETERAN FRIENDS
OF GARY SWANSON

April 19 will be Dorinda Nicholson, the Pearl Harbor Child. Dorinda and husband, Larry, came to the Trailside last year and we had a nice crowd, but sparse by Trailside standards, because of the TERRIBLE weather. I promised Dorinda we could do better for such a great program. Dorinda lived on Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked on Dec. 7, 1941 and has great memories seeing Japanese pilot faces and has many pictures to show. You should also know that she was approached by the American Doll people to be a historical consultant for a Hawaii doll, she did that, and she will tell you of the generosity of American Doll to veterans causes. You won’t believe it. Let’s fill up the joint. I’m so glad that she’s available for that night because of her busy speaking schedule.

04/11/2018

Please join Sixth District Councilmembers Scott Taylor and Kevin McManus for a Second Friday Meeting.
Date: Friday, April 13th, 2018
Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
Location: Trailside Center
9901 Holmes Rd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64131
(Southeast corner of 99th St. and Holmes Rd.)
Phone: 816-942-3581

City of KCMO Public Works Staff
Topic: GO KC Public Works Project Updates

Matt Killion & Perry Allen, MoDot
Topic: I-435 South Loop Link Update

PIO Mary McCall
Topic: Public Health, Wellness, & Safety Fair

03/20/2018

THIS THURSDAY EVENING: Bruce Matthews -- March 22 at Trailside Center [email protected]
People
Trailside Center Today at 7:50 AM
To
Trailside Center
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TRAILSIDE CENTER
9901 HOLMES ROAD
KANSAS CITY, MO 64131
816-942-3581
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PROGRAM BY BRUCE MATHEWS
WITH JUDY KING
MARCH 22, 2018
THURSDAY-7 PM
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By Judith King and Bruce Mathews
Foreword by Anita Gorman

Historic Union Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri. Buried in it are many of the community’s early pioneers, veterans and others who have left lasting legacies in their own unique ways. The team of Judy King and Bruce Mathews, along with a host of civic-minded contributing authors, editors and designers present poignant memories and photos of “people whose hard work and persistence helped push the Westward movement and at the same time strengthened social equality. These characteristics remain important to this day, and underscore the value of preserving Union Cemetery and the history of those interred there.” - From the foreword by Anita Gorman. In addition to reconnecting with the past, Union Cemetery: Lessons for the Future, From the Garden of Time shares timeless photographs capturing the beauty of such a natural treasure.

THURSDAY EVENING MARCH 22 @ 7 PM
@ TRAILSIDE CENTER
9901 HOLMES ROAD KANSAS CITY, MO 64131
NEW PARKING LOT ON
NE CORNER OF 99TH & HOLMES RD
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03/10/2018

WORLD WAR LIVING HISTORY SERIES:
First 2 dates are April 19 and May 17…always Thursday at 7 pm at the Trailside Center, 99th and Holmes KCMO 64131 COME EARLIER FOR REFRESHMENTS. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NEW PARKING LOT ON NE CORNER.

03/10/2018

First up on April 19 will be Dorinda Nicholson, the Pearl Harbor Child. Dorinda and husband, Larry, came to the Trailside last year and we had a nice crowd, but sparse by Trailside standards, because of the TERRIBLE weather. I promised Dorinda we could do better for such a great program. Dorinda lived on Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked on Dec. 7, 1941 and has great memories seeing Japanese pilot faces and has many pictures to show. You should also know that she was approached by the American Doll people to be a historical consultant for a Hawaii doll, she did that, and she will tell you of the generosity of American Doll to veterans causes. You won’t believe it. Let’s fill up the joint. I’m so glad that she’s available for that night because of her busy speaking schedule. She’ll bring along some copies of her book which is a must read. Bring along your girls and maybe Dorinda will teach them the Hula dance after she speaks.

Then on May 17, Ed Matheny, US Navy officer, will tell of his experiences working in the HQ of the Navy in the Pacific. Ed’s responsibility for himself and his men was to know DAILY where each ship of the US was located and its responsibility in operations. As we can all appreciate, knowledge and planning of battle strategies was highly important and Ed was part of that process. Ed will bring copies of his book, “In Pursuit of a Ruptured Duck” which tells of military experiences of his classmates at Southwest High. You should also know that Ed is currently serving on a Bob Dole-led celebration committee that will celebrate 75th Anniversary of the ending of WW II in 2020. Also on that select committee of a dozen folks are Henry Bloch, Tom Hanks, Jimmy Carter, Tom Brokaw, George Bush the older and a bunch of other names that you’ll recognize.

03/02/2018

PROGRAM BY BRUCE MATHEWS
MARCH 22, 2018 THURSDAY-7 PM
Inline image
By Judith King and Bruce Mathews
Foreword by Anita Gorman

Historic Union Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri. Buried in it are many of the community’s early pioneers, veterans and others who have left lasting legacies in their own unique ways. The team of Judy King and Bruce Mathews, along with a host of civic-minded contributing authors, editors and designers present poignant memories and photos of “people whose hard work and persistence helped push the Westward movement and at the same time strengthened social equality. These characteristics remain important to this day, and underscore the value of preserving Union Cemetery and the history of those interred there.” - From the foreword by Anita Gorman. In addition to reconnecting with the past, Union Cemetery: Lessons for the Future, From the Garden of Time shares timeless photographs capturing the beauty of such a natural treasure.

THURSDAY EVENING MARCH 22 @ 7 PM
@ TRAILSIDE CENTER
9901 HOLMES ROAD KANSAS CITY, MO 64131

02/12/2018

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17 @ 9:30 AM AND SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18 @ 3 PM @TRAILSIDE CENTER 9901 HOLMES ROAD, KCMO 64131. HOSTED BY MASTER NATURALISTS ALONG THE INDIAN CREEK TRAIL.

01/28/2018

TRAILSIDE CENTER HAS A BIG MONTH IN FEBRUARY.

PLEASE JOIN US.

2ND FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9 7:30 AM TO 9 AM
DOORS OPEN @ 7:00 AM FREE COFFEE
HOSTED BY COUNCILMAN SCOTT TAYLOR AND COUNCILMAN KEVIN MCMANUS

GREAT BACK YARD BIRD COUNT
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17, 9:30 AM
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18, 3:00 PM
HOSTED BY VOLUNTEERS FROM THE MISSOURI MASTER NATURALISTS

DAN STURDEVANT FEBRUARY 22 7 PM
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM FREE REFRESHMENTS
DANS FAVORITE TOPIC---The four attempts of the Spanish, from Santa Fe, to stop Lewis and Clark.

PLEASE JOIN US:
TRAILSIDE CENTER
9901 HOLMES ROAD
KANSAS CITY, MO 64131

NO FEES NEEDED FOR ADMITTANCE.

TRAILSIDE CENTER IS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.
MONDAY THRU SATURDAY 10 AM TO 4 PM
SUNDAY NOON TO 4 PM

STAFFED BY GREAT VOLUNTEERS.
PLEASE COME BY TO VISIT.
9901 HOLMES ROAD
KANSAS CITY, MO 64131

01/27/2018

TRAILSIDE CENTER IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
THE TRAILSIDE CENTER IS STAFFED BY VOLUNTEERS
IN COOPERATION WITH
KCMO DEPARTMENTS OF PARKS & RECREATION AND
NEIGHBORHOODS AND HOUSING SERVICES
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
MONDAY - SATURDAY HOURS ARE 10 AM TO 4 PM
SUNDAY NOON TO 4 PM

01/27/2018

TRAILSIDE CENTER
9901 HOLMES ROAD KANSAS CITY, MO 64131
816-942-3581

THE NEXT 2ND FRIDAY WILL BE FEBRUARY 9 2018 AT TRAILSIDE CENTER. WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE YEAR 2018 TO BE VISITED BY OUR 6TH DISTRICT AT LARGE COUNCILMAN SCOTT TAYLOR AND 6TH DISTRICT IN DISTRICT COUNCILMAN KEVIN MCMANUS ON EVERY 2ND FRIDAY MORNING MONTHLY STARTING WITH
FEBRUARY 9, 2018 AT 7:30 AM.

DOORS OPEN AT 7 AM AND COFFEE AND REFRESHMENTS ARE FURNISHED FOR YOUR EARLY MORNING COMFORT.

PLEASE JOIN US.

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TRAILSIDE CENTER IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
THE TRAILSIDE CENTER IS STAFFED BY VOLUNTEERS IN COOPERATION WITH
KCMO DEPARTMENTS OF PARKS & RECREATION AND NEIGHBORHOODS AND HOUSING SERVICES

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Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm

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(816) 942-3581

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