Weekend Update – 07/26/2013

Happy Friday, Bear Mafia!
Camp Gaea Camping Excursion-plenty of time to join in as the bears take on Camp Gaea. Camp Master Zey has an aweseom site picked out and should be a great time. Click here for details. https://www.facebook.com/events/499582770097638/
Just can’t get enough of that Sand Volleyball? Well join in on the fun this Satuday-Attention! This is a change in venue this Saturday as we are giving Leawood Park a try. https://www.facebook.com/events/154402268088209/
Mafia Movie Day- The Wolverine- check out the latest X-Men movie and the lead into next summers Days of Future Past. We’ll be checking out the 10AM showing at Ward Parkway AMC. https://www.facebook.com/events/161405277376635/
Looking to help out with the Events Committee? The group is meeting this Sunday at 3pm Click here for details. https://www.facebook.com/events/179693208872044/
Coming soon:
Mafia University returns- Join in Saturday August 10th at 2pm at the Johnson County Library Antioch Library. We will be hearing from a local Attorney and covering power of attorneys and Wills. https://www.facebook.com/events/582811361758402/
Mafia Excursion: JJ’s Clubhose in St. Louis. JJ’s is holding a Club Night for your KC Bear Mafia. On August 17th we will be taking over the club and serving up shots. We found a great deal on hotels through Priceline for $55 a night. Click here for details. https://www.facebook.com/events/162812627230271/
Welcome new members Scott Regenwhether, Jacob Carter, Brian Thompson, Jeff McHenry and Chuck Spady. we hope you guys can join us at one of the above events or one in the future.
Stay home and do nothing? FURRGET ABOUT IT!!

Weekend Update – 07/19/2013

Good Morning KC Bear Mafia and Happy Friday!

Couple of reminders:

1. We are currently looking for those that would be interested in participating in our Bachelor Auction. We are auctioning off men looking for a date and/or those that have services (trainer, cleaning, coaching, etc…) to offer. Please sign up here as the Bachelor Auction is August 24th @ Social Bar. https://www.facebook.com/events/542201312504967/

2. KC Bear Mafia is having a club night at JJ’s Clubhouse in St. Louis on August 17th. Join in as we show St. Louis some KC love. https://www.facebook.com/events/162812627230271/

3. August 10, 2013 Mafia University continues with our education piece on Wills and Power of Attorneys. Click here for details. https://www.facebook.com/events/582811361758402/



Join us for the legendary Bear Volleyball @ Weltner Park at 9am. All skill levels are welcome. https://www.facebook.com/events/539932269377604/


Mafia Movie Day is checking our RIPD, this looks like a fun movie, Be sure to get your tickets early as there is assigned seating. Movie starts at 11am at AMC Ward Parkway https://www.facebook.com/events/519915764729639/

Backyard Bash-Bear Days of Summer- Greg and Mike host one helluva Bar -b-que. Join in as there are always new bears to meet. Just bring a side dish for all to enjoy as the meat is supplied. Party starts at 5pm https://www.facebook.com/events/619281594763880/

Welcome our new members Chuck Spady, Paul Backer, Scott Schmidterger, Kevin C. Smith, Dan Craft, Leon Berg, Scott Foppiano, Paul Weikel, Michael Reeder, Kerry Gargan Matthew Novotny, Mark Meyers and Richard Thompson. We hope you guys can join us at one of the above events or one in the future!

Also our T-Shirt vendor will be in town on August 3rd. This is a great time to order and save on shipping. Click here to order-be sure to specify that you want to get this on August 3rd. http://ugas.us/customer-portal/kansas-city-bm/ password is KCbears.
Stay home and do nothing this weekend? FURRRGETABOUTIT!!

Weekend Update – 07/12/13

Good Morning Bear Mafia!
As we have quite a few events going on every Thursday we are going to try and post this on Thursday mornings to help plan your weekend.

Want to get one of the KC Bear Mafia T-Shirts? Click here and order yours today. The password is KCbears http://ugas.us/customer-portal/kansas-city-bm/

Looking for Where the Bears are? They will be at Hamburger Mary’s this Thursday starting at 630pm. Join us as we check in with the latest episodes of Where the Bears Are Season 2. Win free Bear Prizes just by showing up! https://www.facebook.com/events/191541131010961/

Fun in the sun more your calling? Join in on the Bear Volleyball that happens every Thursday. Play starts at 6:30pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/479177825494175/

Plenty of time to join in on the heat…Bears in the Heat that is. The Wichita Bears are hosting their annual Bear Run this Weekend- Bears in the Heat 2013. Not too late to join the fun in Wichita. http://www.wichitabears.org/bearsintheheat.html

Kick off the weekend with Joe! and Mike, Robert, Glenn, another Mike, etc… Stop by Bear Coffee at Crossroads Coffee this Friday starting at 4pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/397487727035590/

Giant Robots fighting giant Monsters on IMAX!! What is sure to be a sleeper hit this summer the Bears are checking out Pacific Rim Friday at AMC Town Center 20, showtime is at 7:30pm. This show will sell out so buy your tickets in advance. https://www.facebook.com/events/177060625803008/
The KC Bear Mafia will be volunteering this Saturday at Harvesters. If you have never heard of them, this is a great organization in KC that provides food to the needy in the Greater Kansas City Area. They are able to do this through donations of time and food. So The Mafia is kicking in with some time this weekend and helping out.
We are still needing volunteers so please join us at 10am-12pm at Harvesters and give a little back to our community. https://www.facebook.com/events/311737182297223/

Art and Wine Stroll. One of our members mentioned that this Saturday is Paola’s Art and Wine Stroll. https://www.facebook.com/events/167062246794723/

Get your Bloddy Holly, Iron Maven and Eva Destruction names going- cause the Roller Skates are coming on! Join us as we check out the last game of the Kansas City Roller Warriors game. The KC Roller Warriors is the all female roller derby team! Tickets are just $16. Showtime starts at 6pm at Municipal Auditorium. https://www.facebook.com/events/616755215025615/
As we checked out the giant robots on Friday and then did our community work on Saturday we are doing Bear Volleyball this Sunday. Join in on the fun as we knock some balls around Sunday morning at 9am. Plenty of room to join in play or spectating. https://www.facebook.com/events/415662331887007/
Mark your Calendars!

August 17, 2013 JJ’s Clubhouse will be hosting the KC Bear Mafia on August 17th. Join us as we take over the bar and show the St. Louis bears how we party! Click here for details. https://www.facebook.com/events/162812627230271/

August 24, 2013 KC Bear Mafia Bachelor Auction. Still looking for Bachelors and contestants. Click here for details .https://www.facebook.com/events/542201312504967/

Welcome new members Robb Traylor, Keith Allen Norton, Scott Gorden, Holden Kraus, Tod Dooley, Daniel Smith, Ric Webb, Jay Arnold, Travis Picolet and Jeff Hamilton. We hope you guys can join us at one of the above events or one in the near future.

Stay home and do nothing this weekend? FUUURRRRGET ABOUT IT!!

Don’t Forget – Harvesters Outreach this Saturday!

Hey Everyone! We have scheduled a day to do some community outreach with the Harvester’s. It will only be for 2 hours in the morning and we could really use a good showing of support!

We have signed up to fill back packs with food, and they would like us to get at least 25 people to work that station. This isn’t limited to just us bears, cubs, and other subcategories. Please invite other friends, family members, and even kids to come help out and support our community. I mentioned 25 people as the goal for number of volunteers, but it would be truly great if we can get 50 volunteers. Just think of all of the children and families we could be helping out across the metro with that many volunteers! Please help us show that we are a vital, growing part of our local community by coming to be a part of it!

Our slot is from 10am to noon this Saturday 07/09/2013.

Harvesters is located at 3801 Topping Ave, Kansas City, Missouri 64129.

Weekend Update – 4th of July Weekend!

Good Morning Mafia and Happy Fourth of July!

As most of us have a 4 Day weekend we thought we would post a day early as there is lots to do!

Start the holiday with the bears , sand and some balls! Volleyball that is. Join us at 9am at Weltner Park just off 77th and State Line. Come play, hang out and kick off the weekend right. https://www.facebook.com/events/495757107161622/?ref=2

Chill out with the bears at Sidestreet Bar this 4th of July for their Pool Party Cabana Blowout. Drink specials all day long. http://kansascity.gaycities.com/bars/1489-sidestreet-bar-grill

So you think there is something to this Volleyball? Couldn’t join us on Thursday well join in on the fun this Saturday. Still at Weltner Park, still at 9am.

Mafia Pool Party-Damn It’s Hot! The pool season is in full swing so here is your chance to check out all the bears at the pool. Matt and Larry ( The Shanley’s) will be hosting a pool party this Saturday starting at 3pm. Matt will be serving up a Taco bar, so please bring a suitable side to share with everyone. This is BYOB, please be mindful of the glass around the pool, water and soda (mostly diet) will be made available. https://www.facebook.com/events/326271367505766/

Finish off the night at the monthly Bear Bust as Hamburger Mary’s: Stars and Straps. The month’s Bear Bust is sponsored by Route 66 beer. Join Chad Brock and Preston Johnson as they bring the fur. Also come meet Central Plains Leather Sir Robert and Boy Jeff as they raise money to represent us in Dallas this September. https://www.facebook.com/events/413159215465385/
We will be volunteering next Saturday at Harvesters. We still need volunteers for 2 hours for this event. Please help us as we support a great local organization.

The KC Bear Mafia is holding our first Bachelor Auction. This is a fundraiser for us as we build funds toward our 501c3. Check the link for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/542201312504967/
Welcome new members Lucianno Massa, Levin Meyerson, Thomas Balla, Jason Berry, Matthew Stolte, David Ring, Vincent Chan Weng Soon and Stephan Housenga. We hope you can join us at one the above events or one in the new future.


Stay home and do nothing this weekend? FURRRGETABOUT IT!

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Weekend Update – 06/28/13

Good Morning Bear Mafia and Happy Friday!

This weekend you need to get off the computer and celebrate. Two key milestones were won in the community and while the fight for equality in all aspects of our life still goes on we have reason to relish that we are one step closer.
Danny’s Point of View kicks off the weekend with Leather night. Join in the fun with leather, bears and beer. Get your drink on at 10pm at Danny’s Point of View-formerly The View, and start the weekend right. https://www.facebook.com/events/267887856683021/

So you’ve seen the pics you know you are curious-why not get all hot bothered and sweaty this Saturday morning.
Bear Volleyball is every Saturday at 9AM at Weltner Park, just off 76th and State Line. Whether you just want to come hang out, play or just oogle the bears. All experience levels welcome. https://www.facebook.com/events/330012000462808/

Mafia Movie Day- The Heat…no not the ones in Miami. Join Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy do the buddy cop thing. At AMC Ward Parkway 11:15am https://www.facebook.com/events/487215154697700/

Backyard Bear Bash-Down with DOMA Celebration: Greg and Mike always throw a great BarBQ and this weekend is one to really join in on the fun. This is a great way to sit down and get to know your other Bear Mafia -Bearfiosos? Please bring a side dish as Greg and Mike will supply the hamburgers and hotdogs. BYOB. Party starts at 5pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/515016878563661/

Reminder- We are having a Fundraiser planning meeting Monday July 1st @ 7pm on Google hangout. Looking for people to help out with our next big fundraiser-won’t you lend a hand? Click here for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/612471415453734/

Welcome new members Stephan Housenga, Mel Campos, Larry J. Mulik, Howard Callahan and Justin Wolf. Hope to see you guys at one of the events above or at a future one.

All members are welcome to post events. If you are interested in touring the Aquarium, a museum or just want to get a bunch of bears for dinner one night. All you have to do is click this link and post an event. https://www.facebook.com/groups/10150095291435104/events/

The key is if you are planning on going and perhaps want some company -post the event. You might get 1 person to join you or 10, the thing to remember is that if you were already going -others are just joining in on the fun.

Stay home and do nothing this weekend? FURRRRGGET ABOUT IT!

Weekend Update – 06/21/2013

Good Morning Bear Mafia and happy Friday!

It’s going to be a hot one this weekend so stay cool.



Mafia Movie Night: GBF-Gay Best Friend. Join us as we check out one of the selections for the KC Gay FilmFest. Movie starts at 8:30pm. Best to buy tickets in advance as these tend to sell out. https://www.facebook.com/events/398557136926574/

Be sure to check out the entire film line up here: http://www.outherenow.com/



Bear Volleyball, ok listen you hear about this all the time, right? Why not come and check out all the fun. We have spectators, players of all levels. Even if you never played before it is a  great time and an awesome way to meet some of the other bears in the group. It’ free and we get going before it gets too hot out. So come on what are you waiting for?



Mafia Movie Night: Interior Leather Bar. We are checking out another selection for the KC Gay Film Fest- once again. get tickets ahead of time. This movie is based on the cut footage from the movie Cruising http://www.outherenow.com/interiorleatherbar.html



Mafia Move Day: World War Z, join us as we check out Brad Pitt’s tale about zombies. We will probably grab a bite to eat after . https://www.facebook.com/events/493146297418123/


Mafia 2nd Quarter Meeting. KC Bear Mafia is your group.Want to get involved? Want to see what lies ahead? Want to do more in the community? Hell, want to just meet other hot bears like yourself? Well we need your help-the group needs to find those that can come in and work to getting events projects etc… off the ground.  There are currently 2 open positions for Committee Chairs, Events and Fundraising. Meeting starts at 2:15 at the Johnson County Library Antioch Branch at 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway. Hope to see you there. https://www.facebook.com/events/173332142827603/



Thursday Nights are Viewing or Volleyball Nights!

We will be hosting a weekly viewing of Where the Bears Are Season 2 @ Hamburger Mary’s every Thursday @ 630pm. There will be weekly drawings for awesome swag each week just for attending.


Can’t get enough Volleyball join the bears in some weekday ball tossing at Leawood City Park @ 630pm.

This is a great example of the variety to choose from with the KC Bear Mafia.


Please welcome new members Thomas Fuller and Tyler Jenkins. Hope to see you at one of the events this weekend or one in the future.


Stay home and do nothing….Furrrget about it !

Weekend Update – 06/14/2013

Another fun filled summer weekend for you to come on out and meet some of the other bears in the Mafia.

Kick back and get ready to enjoy the weekend with some Coffee and the Bears. Bear Coffee kicks off the weekend at Crossroads Coffee starting tonight at 4pm.https://www.facebook.com/events/131325830402501/

Mafia Movie Night: Man of Steel- The wait is finally over, come check out the new Superman movie with the bears tonight as the soak up all the Krytonian hotness in IMAX 3-D at 7:45pm @ AMC Town Center, be sure to get your ticket in advance.https://www.facebook.com/events/361796840608997/

Wake up, grab some caffeine and then come join us for some summer fun at Saturday Morning Volleyball. We play every Saturdy at Weltner Park off State Line ad 76th street. All skill levels are welcome or if you want to come hang out and watch the bears play. We start at 9am and everything is free!https://www.facebook.com/events/340359039424843/

Mafia Movie Day: This is the End. What better way to end the weekend with an Apocalyptic comedy. Join us at AMC Ward Parkway @ 11:05am https://www.facebook.com/events/114121095464194/.

Welcome new members Andrew Chri-Fro, Elias Rodriguez, Ty Chamberlain, Wm. Howell, Les Longberg and Jeremy Lillig. Hope you guys can join us at one of the events above or one in the near future.

Stay home and do nothing this weekend…..FURRR Get about it!!!

Weekend Update – 06/07/2013

Good Morning Mafia and Happy Friday!

Hope everyone had a great PRIDE last week-Thanks to all who came out and helped raise money for LIKEMe Lighthouse.

Few events going on this weekend and we hope you can come and join in on the fun.

Another sad farewell, The View on the Hill will be ending it’s operations as we know it now tonight, June 7th. Come say good bye to a KCK original. View On the Hill 204 Orchard St, Kansas City, KS ‎ (913) 281-0833. ‎While the bar has been purchased by another party it is uncertain if it will continue as an LGBT friendly venue.

Volleyball weather is in full effect. Join the bears for fun in the sun every Saturday at 9am at Weltner Park of 75th and State Line. All skill levels are welcome. Don’t be afraid to try! If you are not into playing remember you can be an athletic supporter! https://www.facebook.com/events/142434839279379/

Here and Queer at the Nelson Art Gallery. Our very own Mafia member is going to give us a tour of the museum’s gay art for just us bears. Remember admission is FREE!! We will be gathering at the info Desk in the Bloch Building at 11am. https://www.facebook.com/events/584061731611803/
Welcome new members Kelly Shea-Mowrey, Randy Ballard, Magnus Erutan Knight and Ed Shaw. We hope you guys can join us at any of the above events or one in the future.

Stay home and do nothing this weekend…Furrrget about it!