Whether you want to learn a new skill or get more involved in the community, consider these options in Martin City.

Volunteer at Habitat ReStore

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.

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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.

Become a Permanent Cosmetic Artist at 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

Schedule a lesson at 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 to an elite ballpark atmosphere. Mac N Seitz is known for bringing out the best in baseball and softball players inside their 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 to the field for hard work or just for fun. Schedule a lesson with a Mac N Seitz coach 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.

Refine Your Golf Swing at Martin City Golf Center

Ready to refine your golf swing? Whether you’re new to the game or a lifelong player, Martin City Golf Center is the place to go if you want to improve your skills. Their staff of PGA professionals is hands-on and high-tech and they train golfers from all over the region right here in Martin City at one of the only official Golf Channel Academy locations in the country.


Get in Shape at MC CrossFit

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.

Create Crafts at Michael’s

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!

Get Sober at 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.

Rent out the Courtyard at Rosehill Gardens

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!

Watch the Martin City 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

Sign Up for a Workshop at 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 small scapes container. Gardening workshops are open to the public.

Join a League at Volleyball Beach

Don’t know a serve from a spike? Volleyball Beach welcomes players of all skill levels and even those who just want to hang out on the deck and 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.

Enter the Whiskey Run 5K Race

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!