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  • Lots of library activities and storytimes – check the Library link over there in the right sidebar!
  • Mother Nature Reads: Kids will hear a story, make a craft to take home, and get to see a wildlife interpretation. This fun event takes place 10am every Saturday at Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64132. Contact: Debby Barker, folnc@crn.org, 816-513-8960.
  • In celebration of the 125th birthday of Thomas Hart Benton, view a display at the National World War I Museum’s Research Center describing the impact of Benton’s U.S. Naval experience in 1918 as a camoufleur and draftsman and how these experiences influenced his development as an artist. Included with Museum admission and free for members. On display during Museum hours from Apr 19-Oct 12.
  • Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids @ Museum at Prairiefire: The world is full of stories about brave heroes, magical events and fantastic beings. For thousands of years, humans everywhere – sometimes inspired by living animals or even fossils – have brought mythic creatures to life in stories, songs and works of art. Some symbolize danger. Others, we think, can bring us luck or joy. Together mythic creatures give shape to humankind’s greatest hopes, fears and most passionate dreams. August 30, 2014-February 1, 2015, Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W. 135 Street, Overland Park, KS 66223. Click here for pricing and to purchase tickets.
  • Rosa Parks and The Montgomery Bus Boycott @ The Coterie: When Rosa Parks, a black, upstanding citizen of the community, refuses to give up her seat to a white man, she is jailed, giving the black community of Montgomery, AL, an opportunity to stage a boycott to protest bus segregation. A new young pastor, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is selected as the leader of the newly formed Montgomery Improvement Association, the organization that will lead the boycott. With keen intensity and uplifting songs of the period, a dynamic cast reveals this compelling story. September 23 – October 19, 2014, 816-474-6552 or TheCoterie.org.
  • Crown Center District Fall Homeschool Week: Enjoy all the Crown Center District has to offer during Fall Homeschool Week. You’ll find special offers at Union Station, SEA LIFE, Screenland Crown Center, the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Kaleidoscope, the Hallmark Visitors Center, The Coterie, as well as the Sheraton and Westin Kansas City hotels. September 29 – October 4, 2014; visit CrownCenterDistrict.com for more information.

 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

  • Blue Man Group: If you haven’t experienced Blue Man Group before, now’s the time to do it! Now on the road for its first U.S. theatrical tour, Blue Man Group offers a totally unique experience…with its combination of comedy, music, and technology (and no spoken words), it is guaranteed to be an outing you and your kids will never forget. This is sure to be a show to delight every member of the family! September 9-14, 2014 • 8pm. Click here for more information about season tickets and pricing; click on any of the show links above for individual show tickets; or call the Starlight Theatre Box office at 816.363.7827 Mon-Fri; 9am-5pm.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

  • Blue Man Group: If you haven’t experienced Blue Man Group before, now’s the time to do it! Now on the road for its first U.S. theatrical tour, Blue Man Group offers a totally unique experience…with its combination of comedy, music, and technology (and no spoken words), it is guaranteed to be an outing you and your kids will never forget. This is sure to be a show to delight every member of the family! September 9-14, 2014 • 8pm. Click here for more information about season tickets and pricing; click on any of the show links above for individual show tickets; or call the Starlight Theatre Box office at 816.363.7827 Mon-Fri; 9am-5pm.
  • Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth, comes to Sprint Center Sept. 10-14. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. As the momentum builds so does the anticipation, anything can happen when Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze!

Friday, September 12, 2014

  • Blue Man Group: If you haven’t experienced Blue Man Group before, now’s the time to do it! Now on the road for its first U.S. theatrical tour, Blue Man Group offers a totally unique experience…with its combination of comedy, music, and technology (and no spoken words), it is guaranteed to be an outing you and your kids will never forget. This is sure to be a show to delight every member of the family! September 9-14, 2014 • 8pm. Click here for more information about season tickets and pricing; click on any of the show links above for individual show tickets; or call the Starlight Theatre Box office at 816.363.7827 Mon-Fri; 9am-5pm.
  • Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth, comes to Sprint Center Sept. 10-14. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. As the momentum builds so does the anticipation, anything can happen when Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze!
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Kansas City Juggling Club (KCJC) Annual Festival includes 3 days of gymnasium time where attendees practice and share juggling skills and instructors conduct workshops in everything from juggling, acrobalance, yoyo, hula hooping, aerial silks, and prop manipulation. Sept. 12-14 at Rockhurst High School, 9301 State Line Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114. Main show takes place Sat., 7pm-9pm. Click here for a complete schedule. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

  • Blue Man Group: If you haven’t experienced Blue Man Group before, now’s the time to do it! Now on the road for its first U.S. theatrical tour, Blue Man Group offers a totally unique experience…with its combination of comedy, music, and technology (and no spoken words), it is guaranteed to be an outing you and your kids will never forget. This is sure to be a show to delight every member of the family! September 9-14, 2014 • 8pm. Click here for more information about season tickets and pricing; click on any of the show links above for individual show tickets; or call the Starlight Theatre Box office at 816.363.7827 Mon-Fri; 9am-5pm.
  • Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth, comes to Sprint Center Sept. 10-14. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. As the momentum builds so does the anticipation, anything can happen when Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze!
  • Sprint Family Fun Days: Animal Circus:The circus is at Sprint Center, but the animal fun is in the Power & Light District! Bring the kids down to pet a zebra, kangaroo and other interesting animals at the Exotic Animal Petting Zoo! Enjoy a free puppet show with StoneLion Puppet Theatre’s “Rainforest Crunch” and more! Kids can get their cheeks painted with animal faces or make an animal mask! 11am-3pm at 14th Street between Main & Walnut in the Kansas City Power & Light District.
  • Heartland Center Open Adventures: Families can enjoy outdoor adventures, including horseback riding, rock climbing, zip lining and more in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Every Saturday, Sept. 6-Oct. 25, 1-4pm, at Heartland Center, 16965 NW 45 Hwy, Kansas City MO 64152, 816-891-1078.
  • Kansas City Juggling Club (KCJC) Annual Festival includes 3 days of gymnasium time where attendees practice and share juggling skills and instructors conduct workshops in everything from juggling, acrobalance, yoyo, hula hooping, aerial silks, and prop manipulation. Sept. 12-14 at Rockhurst High School, 9301 State Line Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114. Main show takes place Sat., 7pm-9pm. Click here for a complete schedule.
  • Silver Tree Street Art Fundraising Event: This free event includes space and materials for kids and professional chalk artists to create their own masterpieces, plus a variety of other art stations for kids. Chris Cakes and Smoothie King will be there for lunch, and many raffle items will be up for grabs. 10am-4pm; 11248 Strang Line Rd, Lenexa, KS 66215.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

  • Blue Man Group: If you haven’t experienced Blue Man Group before, now’s the time to do it! Now on the road for its first U.S. theatrical tour, Blue Man Group offers a totally unique experience…with its combination of comedy, music, and technology (and no spoken words), it is guaranteed to be an outing you and your kids will never forget. This is sure to be a show to delight every member of the family! September 9-14, 2014 • 8pm. Click here for more information about season tickets and pricing; click on any of the show links above for individual show tickets; or call the Starlight Theatre Box office at 816.363.7827 Mon-Fri; 9am-5pm.
  • Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth, comes to Sprint Center Sept. 10-14. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. As the momentum builds so does the anticipation, anything can happen when Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze!
  • Kansas City Juggling Club (KCJC) Annual Festival includes 3 days of gymnasium time where attendees practice and share juggling skills and instructors conduct workshops in everything from juggling, acrobalance, yoyo, hula hooping, aerial silks, and prop manipulation. Sept. 12-14 at Rockhurst High School, 9301 State Line Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114. Main show takes place Sat., 7pm-9pm. Click here for a complete schedule.

Monday, September 15, 2014

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO  64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

  • The 11th Annual Mission Arts & Eats Festival & 7th Annual Battle of the Brisket is a fun-filled 2-day event offering: arts and crafts booths, youth artists exhibit, live music, spray paint artist, local food vendors, and 75 BBQ teams competing for top honors in a barbecue contest, all provided in a comfortable, relaxed environment that exemplifies the City of Mission! Sept. 19, 4-10:30pm, & Sept. 20, 10am-4:30pm, around the Sylvester Powell, Jr. Community Center, 6200 Martway, Mission, KS.
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

  • Backyard Bash @ Paradise Park! Paradise Park is bringing more outdoor fun with this month’s Music in the Park, featuring Change of Heart, a tribute to Heart.Backyard gates open at 6 PM.  Bring your most comfortable lawn chair or lawn blanket to relax and enjoy a musical evening under the stars while the kids kids test their athletic skills on the inflatable obstacle course, sponsored by YES Fitness. Main show begins at 8pm. Go to http://www.paradise-park.com/backyard-parties/ for more information.
  • Heartland Center Open Adventures: Families can enjoy outdoor adventures, including horseback riding, rock climbing, zip lining and more in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Every Saturday, Sept. 6-Oct. 25, 1-4pm, at Heartland Center, 16965 NW 45 Hwy, Kansas City MO 64152, 816-891-1078.
  • The 11th Annual Mission Arts & Eats Festival & 7th Annual Battle of the Brisket is a fun-filled 2-day event offering: arts and crafts booths, youth artists exhibit, live music, spray paint artist, local food vendors, and 75 BBQ teams competing for top honors in a barbecue contest, all provided in a comfortable, relaxed environment that exemplifies the City of Mission! Sept. 19, 4-10:30pm, & Sept. 20, 10am-4:30pm, around the Sylvester Powell, Jr. Community Center, 6200 Martway, Mission, KS.
  • 2014 GREAT AMAZING ADVENTURE RACE for adults & kids grades k-12. This is a fun family-friendly adventure foot race for kids (grades K-12) to do with a parent, grandparent, sibling or mentor. 9am, Riverfront Park, Argosy Casino Pkwy, Riverside MO 64150. Advance tickets $40/team.  Register at www.GreatAmazingRace.com.
  • Punch and Judy @ Puppetry Arts Institute: Punch and Judy celebrates over 350 years of international performances featuring these zany characters. This special show performed by Peter Allen of Parasol Puppets will mark the Grand Opening of the PAI’s Punch and Judy exhibit. Performances will take place in an outdoor tented space, close to the Puppetry Arts Institute. Create-a-Puppet workshops after every performance for an additional fee. Call for reservations. All ages $5.00 per person. 11am & 2pm shows at the Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E Winner Road, Independence, MO 64052. Call for reservations, (816) 833-9777.
  • Independence Center Kidgits Club celebrates Julius Jr! Kids and families are invited for a day of splendifferous Julius Jr. themed activities! Kids can get creative while making character masks to wear for a ‘Julius Jr. and friends’ photo opportunity. Guests will also have the chance to dance and sing along in the viewing area with screenings of an upcoming episode and Julius Jr. music videos. Not a Kidgits Member? A yearly membership is just $5 and includes access to Kidgits events, birthday gifts and more! Visit Simon Guest Services or www.simon.com/kidgits for more information. 11am-1pm; Independence Center, 2035 Independence Center Dr., 
    Independence, MO 64057. For more info, contact Independence Center at (816) 795-8600 or visit www.simon.com/mall/independence-center.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO  64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

  • Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues: NHL action returns to Kansas City when the St. Louis Blues match up agains the Dallas Stars at Sprint Center. 7pm show; click here for a special KC Kids Fun Discount!  Heartland Center Open Adventures: Families can enjoy outdoor adventures, including horseback riding, rock climbing, zip lining and more in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Every Saturday, Sept. 6-Oct. 25, 1-4pm, at Heartland Center, 16965 NW 45 Hwy, Kansas City MO 64152, 816-891-1078.
  • Hallmarket: A Hallmark Art Fair: Crown Center Square. A celebration of creativity and artistic talent. Around 100 Hallmark artists, photographers, sculptors and designers will display and offer their work for sale. Browse watercolor paintings, sculpture, textiles, jewelry, photography and more. This is the artists’ personal work, outside of their jobs with Hallmark. Purchases may be made by cash or check only, directly to the artist. 10am-5pm; No admission fee. 816-274-5745.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO  64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.