Whether you want to learn a new skill or get more involved in the community, consider a few options that await you in Martin City!
If you’re looking to donate a little extra time to build a better community, check out Habitat ReStore. The giant warehouse just south of 135th Street offers a terrific opportunity to do a little or a lot. Habitat ReStore is a retail business that raises money for Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City’s affordable housing programs.
Habitat ReStore relies on volunteers to process donations, stock shelves and keep the facility looking great. Individual volunteers spend a single afternoon helping out or come back again and again. And businesses across Greater KC organize employees to pitch-in for an even bigger impact. ReStore’s Martin City location has already earned more than a million dollars to help create affordable housing. Stop in today and find out how you can fit into one of the smartest fundraising operations anywhere.
Let’s Face It
Tina Burch at Let’s Face It is one of those rare cosmetic pros you read about in magazines but assume are tied up serving celebrities. Burch is Kansas City’s master permanent cosmetic artist and is now using her skills to teach others at Let’s Face It Microblading and Permanent Makeup Academy!
The Academy’s permanent makeup courses and 3-6 month apprenticeship ends with graduates receiving a Missouri tattoo license. Coursework requires 45-300 hours of training plus supervised work on real clients. Learn more
Mac N Seitz
If swinging a bat like an all-star is more your style, Martin City just happens to have a world-class facility that welcomes you with a ballpark atmosphere that can’t be beat. Mac N Seitz is known for bringing out the best in baseball and softball players inside a 47,000 square foot building complete with a major league infield, pitching mounds, batting cages and more.
You’ll be right at home with kids, adults and even some local pros who take the field for hard work or just for fun. Schedule a lesson with a Mac N Seitz instructor or reserve a facility resource. Serious about conditioning? Stroll over to PSP3 inside Mac N Seitz to learn more about individualized instruction opportunities that can change your life or put your young athlete at home on a track to optimum health and strength.
Martin City Golf Center
Ready to refine that golf swing? Not only does Martin City have what you need, we’ve got PGA professionals who attract golfers from all over the region. Whether you’re new to the game or a lifelong player, Martin City Golf Center is a hole in one for anyone looking to improve their skills.
Martin City Golf Center is hands-on, high-tech and the first place you should think of when you need lessons, training tips or just want to learn more. We’re lucky to have 20-year teaching veteran John Richman available to help golfers understand and build their golf swing. Ask him about a New Student Assessment to find the right program to fit your game at one of the only official Golf Channel Academy locations in the country.
A commitment to exercising more is a classic self-improvement move and MC CrossFit on 135th Street takes it to a whole new level. In fact, the business is specifically designed to be the best crossfit gym in all of Greater KC. Just wait until you see the equipment! A variety of high-end hardware can take your workout in so many directions and coaches are right there to back you up.
MC CrossFit has a play area to entertain the kiddos while you do your thing, plus extra amenities like a full-service locker room, towel service and even a member’s lounge with local Martin City microbrews — the perfect reward after all that hard work! Who knew getting fit could be so much fun? New to crossfit or visiting from out of town? Just drop in and join a class for an easy $20.
Are you a DIY pro? Why not share your knowledge? Michaels is rolling out the red (and maybe sequin) carpet for anyone who has skills to share. Michaels’ Community Classroom is looking for independent contractors to share their passion for making. You choose what you teach and you set the fees for every class you teach — and you get 70% of all the fees collected. The more students sign up, the more money you’ll make!
Teach cake decorating, quilting or any other craft you’ve mastered and earn extra money at the same time. Signing up is easy – just submit a proposal of what you’d like to teach in Michael’s community classroom. Then reward yourself with the personal fulfillment that comes with empowering new makers!
Midwest Recovery Centers
Few things can change a life like sobriety. If you’re ready to dig into the hard work of breaking addiction, Midwest Recovery Centers in Martin City is a safe haven for care and guidance that eases you out of the grip of drugs, alcohol or other challenges ranging from PTSD and eating disorders to physical and sexual abuse.
Many MRC staff members began their careers by dealing with addiction in their own lives. They can relate to where you’ve been and where you’re trying to go for a healthy, long life. Find out what Midwest Recovery Centers professionals can do for you today. It could be the most important phone call you ever make.
The pros at Rosehill Gardens are busy with winter work but their beautiful Martin City property will soon be fully engulfed in spring! Landscaping is a high-art at Rosehill Gardens, where they have at least ten landscape design architects on staff! Talk to them about how to be creative in your own backyard in ways you never imagined, or invite a group of friends to join you for a private party in Rosehill’s courtyard or outdoor event space. You can rent the place out 7-days a week until midnight!
When the snow is gone, Rosehill begins planning kids gardening classes for the summer months, where kids enjoy combining natural materials with paint, paper and other crafts. Sign up for Rosehill Gardens’ eNewsletter to stay in the loop about upcoming classes and events, and let them know if you’d like to rent the courtyard for an event!
St. Patrick’s Parade
What started as a joke amongst friends and patrons has transformed into one of Kansas City’s most celebrated St. Patrick’s parades. The annual Martin City St. Patrick’s Parade is a wonderful opportunity for businesses and community members to get involved in the neighborhood. There are NO entry fees if you want to be in the parade, and sponsorships are available for companies and individuals who’d rather show support from the sidelines.
The parade begins at 2:00 PM departing from the State Line Point Shopping Center at Washington Street and 135th Street and proceeds east down 135th Street to Holmes Road. It ends around 4:00 p.m. More info
Suburban Lawn & Garden
It may still be winter, but get your green thumb ready for your best work yet! Martin City landmark Suburban Lawn & Garden is one of the largest nursery facilities in the area. They offer do-it-yourselfers plenty of high-quality soil and mulch for bedding plants, trees and shrubs, and a huge selection of rock, flowers, and yard decor to go along with it.
Their professional staff is happy to share advice and help out with just about any landscaping issue you have, and if you can’t make it into the store, you can submit your questions through their “Ask Our Gardener” form online! Reserve your spot now for their upcoming workshop to learn how to create a unique terrarium or smallscapes container. Gardening workshops are open to the public.
Don’t know your serve from your spike? No sweat, well, unless you really want to! Volleyball Beach welcomes players of all skill levels and even those who just want to watch. The sandy oasis on Holmes Road is an escape like no other. An amazing outdoor deck gives you all the comfort, food and drinks of a seaside resort. And when the weather turns cold, the fun moves inside the largest beach volleyball dome in the country.
Get some lessons or just jump right in and join a team that matches your skill level. Tournaments are a way of life at Volleyball Beach and a great opportunity to raise money for your favorite charities too. Put it on your bucket list. Volleyball Beach is something you must experience to say you’ve done it all.
Whiskey Run 5K
The annual Whiskey Run 5K offers a running/walking tour of the streets of Martin City along with shots of J. Rieger & Co whiskey! The race is held every year in March and all participants receive a race shirt, shot glass, finisher’s medal and a great post-race participant breakfast at Martin City Brewing Company, Martin City Coffee, or RC’s Restaurant. Sign up for the 2020 Whiskey Run 5K on March 21st at http://www.whiskeyrun5k.com.
These are just a few of the opportunities to learn and discover your best self right here in Martin City. We encourage you to spend some time browsing the Martin City Business Directory and explore something new just right for you!