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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.
  • Tadpole Tales at SEA LIFE: Attention all toddlers! Join SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City for its newest program, Tadpole Tales. This program is designed exclusively for children ages 2-5 years old and they can participate in the program for one low price! Kids will get hands-on story time with a SEA LIFE Educator, make a sea creature craft, and have access to SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City, all for one ticket! Guests can book their visit through our special Parent + Toddler ticket, where one adult and one toddler (ages 3-5) can enter the attraction for $21. The Tadpole Tales program will be at 10:30 and 11:30 am every Monday-Thursday. Click here to book your ticket today!
  • Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites at Crown Center: This exhibit transforms seven beloved and award-winning picture books into 3-dimensional play and learning environments. Books include The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Snowy Day, Where’s Spot?, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Abuela, and Tuesday. Discover a love of reading in the exhibit’s immersive environment. Exhibit hours: May 23-Sept. 7; Mon.-Fri., 10am-6pm; Sat., 10am-7pm; Sun., 11am-6pm; Open 11am-6pm on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. Complimentary admission.
  • Nature Connects 2 LEGO Art Exhibit at Powell Gardens Opens: See what happens when you combine more than 300,000 LEGO bricks into 14 scenes from the natural world. Ranging in size from 6 inches to 6 feet, a variety of creatures are represented in the exhibit, including a regal Bald Eagle, a giant Monarch butterfly on milkweed and birds taking on the squirrels at a bird feeder. Nature Connects 2 will be open during regular Garden hours and will include educational activities and special performances, such as a hands-on LEGO® brick building station, LEGO® brick design competitions, storytelling, discovery stations, Paul Mesner Puppets performances and more. Open May 2 – Sept. 7, 2015.
  • Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries at Museum at Prairiefire: Organized by the American Museum of Natural History, Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries explores how paleontologists today are using an incredible array of new technologies, discoveries and ideas to investigate and reinterpret many of the most persistent and puzzling mysteries of dinosaurs. Through August 30, 2015
  • Gridiron Glory at Union Station: Attention football fans! Gridiron Glory is the biggest traveling exhibition ever created on America’s favorite sport and includes more than 200 football artifacts, photos and rare documents from the Pro Football Hall of Fame collection will be on display . . . some for the very first time.  Through September 6. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.
  • A Year with Frog and Toad at the Coterie Theatre: An enchanting musical telling the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons. This family series show is great for all ages. June 16–Aug. 2, 2015 at the Coterie Theatre, located on the first level of Crown Center; $10/child or student; $15/adult; $10/senior adult

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

  • 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.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Science Adventure Club at the KC Zoo: Come and join the zoo’s preschool science hour for kids ages 3-5 years old with a chaperone. All activities are age appropriate, informative, stimulating, and fun. Each week we will highlight an animal or other topic with songs, stories, a brief science lesson, animal presentation, and a craft. Every club meeting includes a carousel ride (weather permitting). 11am most Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Zoo Learning Center. Pre-registration is highly recommended due to limited space. Maximum class size is 35 participants. $5 per child with one chaperone ($4.50 for FOTZ members). Zoo admission is NOT included. Chaperone is required.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

  • Mr. Stinky Feet Concert: Enjoy Deanna Rose Farmstead’s free concert series from 6:30-7:15pm in the Red Pavilion at Deanna Rose Farmstead, 138th & Switzer, Overland Park, KS
  • Shrek the Musical: In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when a swamp-dwelling ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a wise-cracking donkey, a villain with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude, and many other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. White Theatre, Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, 5801 W 115 Street, Overland Park, KS 66211; July 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 at 7:30pm, July 12, 19, 26 at 2pm; ticket prices start at $12
  • GeoKids: Hey kids!  Are you ready for a treasure hunt at the Overland Park Arboretum? GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief classroom presentation on maps, directions and how to use a compass, geared for young participants.  Kids then head out into our learning Arboretum on a compass-based treasure hunt for prizes, with educational stops along the way. Ages 7 to 11 (adult presence required). $5/child; Arboretum entrance fee included in pricing; Non-member adults pay regular admission fee.
  • Science Adventure Club at the KC Zoo: Come and join the zoo’s preschool science hour for kids ages 3-5 years old with a chaperone. All activities are age appropriate, informative, stimulating, and fun. Each week we will highlight an animal or other topic with songs, stories, a brief science lesson, animal presentation, and a craft. Every club meeting includes a carousel ride (weather permitting). 11am most Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Zoo Learning Center. Pre-registration is highly recommended due to limited space. Maximum class size is 35 participants. $5 per child with one chaperone ($4.50 for FOTZ members). Zoo admission is NOT included. Chaperone is required.
  • Enjoy the musical production of Oliver, presented by the City of Leawood Parks and Recreation Department and the Leawood Stage Company. This free production takes place at 8pm at Ironwoods Park Amphitheater, 147 & Mission Road, Leawood, KS. Runs July 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25; no reservations…just bring a blanket or chairs and get ready to enjoy a fun musical in the great outdoors!

Friday, July 17, 2015

  • Annie Warbucks at Theatre in the Park: The world’s favorite orphan returns in this fun sequel! The action picks up right where Annie leaves off, when Child Welfare Commissioner Harriet Doyle arrives on the scene to inform Daddy Warbucks he must marry in sixty days so the newly adopted Annie can have a proper mother. In the end, Daddy Warbucks’ whirlwind search for a fitting bride uncovers his true feelings for Grace Farrell. Good for the entire family! July 17-19 & 22-25, 2015. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.
  • Bats! at Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater: Explore the dark and mysterious world of Kansas Bats. Enjoy a summer evening learning about these amazing and misunderstood flying mammals. Discover how we benefit from them and how we can help protect them. A charge of $3 per person helps cover the cost of the programs. Children two and under are free. In the event of inclement weather or excessive heat, the program will be held in the Ernie Miller Nature Center. 7-7:45pm at Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe, Kansas, 66061
  • 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.
  • Yoga Zoo: Relax and strike a pose! Make your trip to the zoo a relaxing one with Yoga Zoo from 10-10:45am. Work on your flexibility while we imitate our animal friends in a variety of interesting and fun poses. Bring yoga mat and water bottle. And don’t forget your favorite stuffed animals. They can help us focus! Pre-registration is highly suggested, spaces are limited; $12 per class per Adult/Child pair; FOTZ members get an additional 10% off.
  • Enjoy the musical production of Oliver, presented by the City of Leawood Parks and Recreation Department and the Leawood Stage Company. This free production takes place at 8pm at Ironwoods Park Amphitheater, 147 & Mission Road, Leawood, KS. Runs July 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25; no reservations…just bring a blanket or chairs and get ready to enjoy a fun musical in the great outdoors!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • Annie Warbucks at Theatre in the Park: The world’s favorite orphan returns in this fun sequel! The action picks up right where Annie leaves off, when Child Welfare Commissioner Harriet Doyle arrives on the scene to inform Daddy Warbucks he must marry in sixty days so the newly adopted Annie can have a proper mother. In the end, Daddy Warbucks’ whirlwind search for a fitting bride uncovers his true feelings for Grace Farrell. Good for the entire family! July 17-19 & 22-25, 2015. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.
  • Shrek the Musical: In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when a swamp-dwelling ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a wise-cracking donkey, a villain with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude, and many other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. White Theatre, Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, 5801 W 115 Street, Overland Park, KS 66211; July 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 at 7:30pm, July 12, 19, 26 at 2pm; ticket prices start at $12
  • Dive-in Movie at Roeland Park Aquatic Center: The Roeland Park Aquatic Center is having a family fun night. Spend some time with the family in the water watching Big Hero 6! This fun evening is just $3 per person ($4 nonresidents). 8:30-10:30pm at Roeland Park Aquatic Center, 4843 Rosewood Drive, Roeland Park, Kansas, 66205
  • The Great American Family Campout at Shawnee Mission Park: The Eighth Annual Great American Family Campout is for campers of all abilities. Sleep under the stars in the safety of the largest park in Johnson County, and enjoy passes to Shawnee Mission Park Beach, pedal boat rental and tickets to The Theatre in the Park’s production of Annie Warbucks. This family-friendly event is just $30 for a family of up to 4, $10 for individuals, and three and under are free. For more camp information visit the Great American Campout event page. 2pm at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Rd, Shawnee, Kansas, 66219
  • The Live at the Legends concert series line-up features local talent for free at the Legends5–7pm at Legends Outlets’ Civic Courtyard Fountain in front of Phoenix Theatres Legends 14 at 1843 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66111. June 27: The Zeros, July 11, Red Guitar, July 18: Perpetual Change
  • Enjoy the musical production of Oliver, presented by the City of Leawood Parks and Recreation Department and the Leawood Stage Company. This free production takes place at 8pm at Ironwoods Park Amphitheater, 147 & Mission Road, Leawood, KS. Runs July 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25; no reservations…just bring a blanket or chairs and get ready to enjoy a fun musical in the great outdoors!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

  • Shrek the Musical: In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when a swamp-dwelling ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a wise-cracking donkey, a villain with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude, and many other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. White Theatre, Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, 5801 W 115 Street, Overland Park, KS 66211; July 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 at 7:30pm, July 12, 19, 26 at 2pm; ticket prices start at $12
  • Music in the Park: Bring your family. Bring a picnic. Bring a chair or blanket. But leave your wallet behind while you enjoy free Music in the Park concerts at the Santa Fe Commons Park. This free Sunday evening series runs June 7-Aug. 9 and features local talent, including the Overland Park Civic Band and more. 7-8:30pm, Santa Fe Commons Park, 8045 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS
  • Annie Warbucks at Theatre in the Park: The world’s favorite orphan returns in this fun sequel! The action picks up right where Annie leaves off, when Child Welfare Commissioner Harriet Doyle arrives on the scene to inform Daddy Warbucks he must marry in sixty days so the newly adopted Annie can have a proper mother. In the end, Daddy Warbucks’ whirlwind search for a fitting bride uncovers his true feelings for Grace Farrell. Good for the entire family! July 17-19 & 22-25, 2015. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO 66111. June 27: The Zeros, July 11, Red Guitar, July 18: Perpetual Change
  • Enjoy the musical production of Oliver, presented by the City of Leawood Parks and Recreation Department and the Leawood Stage Company. This free production takes place at 8pm at Ironwoods Park Amphitheater, 147 & Mission Road, Leawood, KS. Runs July 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25; no reservations…just bring a blanket or chairs and get ready to enjoy a fun musical in the great outdoors!

Monday, July 20, 2015

  • 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, July 21, 2015

  • Movies in the Park: Annie at The Theatre in the Park: Grab the blankets and chairs, the friends and family and join us for a movie in the park! We’ve even made the ticketing super simple – just $1 per person, cash at the door! 8:45pm at The Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kansas, 66217
  • 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.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

  • Annie Warbucks at Theatre in the Park: The world’s favorite orphan returns in this fun sequel! The action picks up right where Annie leaves off, when Child Welfare Commissioner Harriet Doyle arrives on the scene to inform Daddy Warbucks he must marry in sixty days so the newly adopted Annie can have a proper mother. In the end, Daddy Warbucks’ whirlwind search for a fitting bride uncovers his true feelings for Grace Farrell. Good for the entire family! July 17-19 & 22-25, 2015. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Science Adventure Club at the KC Zoo: Come and join the zoo’s preschool science hour for kids ages 3-5 years old with a chaperone. All activities are age appropriate, informative, stimulating, and fun. Each week we will highlight an animal or other topic with songs, stories, a brief science lesson, animal presentation, and a craft. Every club meeting includes a carousel ride (weather permitting). 11am most Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Zoo Learning Center. Pre-registration is highly recommended due to limited space. Maximum class size is 35 participants. $5 per child with one chaperone ($4.50 for FOTZ members). Zoo admission is NOT included. Chaperone is required.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

  • Annie Warbucks at Theatre in the Park: The world’s favorite orphan returns in this fun sequel! The action picks up right where Annie leaves off, when Child Welfare Commissioner Harriet Doyle arrives on the scene to inform Daddy Warbucks he must marry in sixty days so the newly adopted Annie can have a proper mother. In the end, Daddy Warbucks’ whirlwind search for a fitting bride uncovers his true feelings for Grace Farrell. Good for the entire family! July 17-19 & 22-25, 2015. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.
  • Shrek the Musical: In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when a swamp-dwelling ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a wise-cracking donkey, a villain with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude, and many other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. White Theatre, Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, 5801 W 115 Street, Overland Park, KS 66211; July 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 at 7:30pm, July 12, 19, 26 at 2pm; ticket prices start at $12
  • Science Adventure Club at the KC Zoo: Come and join the zoo’s preschool science hour for kids ages 3-5 years old with a chaperone. All activities are age appropriate, informative, stimulating, and fun. Each week we will highlight an animal or other topic with songs, stories, a brief science lesson, animal presentation, and a craft. Every club meeting includes a carousel ride (weather permitting). 11am most Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Zoo Learning Center. Pre-registration is highly recommended due to limited space. Maximum class size is 35 participants. $5 per child with one chaperone ($4.50 for FOTZ members). Zoo admission is NOT included. Chaperone is required.
  • Enjoy the musical production of Oliver, presented by the City of Leawood Parks and Recreation Department and the Leawood Stage Company. This free production takes place at 8pm at Ironwoods Park Amphitheater, 147 & Mission Road, Leawood, KS. Runs July 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25; no reservations…just bring a blanket or chairs and get ready to enjoy a fun musical in the great outdoors!

Friday, July 24, 2015

  • Mary Poppins at Starlight Theatre: One of the most popular Disney movies of all time captures hearts in a whole new way on stage. While young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing, when Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep she uses a combination of magic and common sense to teach the Banks family to value each other again. This is a family show not to be missed! July 24-Aug. 2, 2015; Show begins at 8pm; ticket prices vary. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 816.363.7827, or click here to purchase online.
  • Annie Warbucks at Theatre in the Park: The world’s favorite orphan returns in this fun sequel! The action picks up right where Annie leaves off, when Child Welfare Commissioner Harriet Doyle arrives on the scene to inform Daddy Warbucks he must marry in sixty days so the newly adopted Annie can have a proper mother. In the end, Daddy Warbucks’ whirlwind search for a fitting bride uncovers his true feelings for Grace Farrell. Good for the entire family! July 17-19 & 22-25, 2015. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy the musical production of Oliver, presented by the City of Leawood Parks and Recreation Department and the Leawood Stage Company. This free production takes place at 8pm at Ironwoods Park Amphitheater, 147 & Mission Road, Leawood, KS. Runs July 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25; no reservations…just bring a blanket or chairs and get ready to enjoy a fun musical in the great outdoors!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

  • Georgia’s Chicken Run at the Farmstead: On your mark…get set…go! Lace up those shoes because it’s time for Georgia’s Annual Chicken Fun Run/Walk at the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead. Kids will enjoy the Chicken Dance (performed by Chelsea Chicken), carnival-style games and activities for the kids, a fun run/walk, and an awards ceremony. This race is for all ages — from babies on up to adults! 7:30-10am at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, 13800 Switzer Rd., Overland Park, KS; $15/person on or before July 11; $20/person after July 11. Register by July 11 to receive a T-shirt and a goodie bag.
  • Mary Poppins at Starlight Theatre: One of the most popular Disney movies of all time captures hearts in a whole new way on stage. While young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing, when Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep she uses a combination of magic and common sense to teach the Banks family to value each other again. This is a family show not to be missed! July 24-Aug. 2, 2015; Show begins at 8pm; ticket prices vary. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 816.363.7827, or click here to purchase online.
  • Annie Warbucks at Theatre in the Park: The world’s favorite orphan returns in this fun sequel! The action picks up right where Annie leaves off, when Child Welfare Commissioner Harriet Doyle arrives on the scene to inform Daddy Warbucks he must marry in sixty days so the newly adopted Annie can have a proper mother. In the end, Daddy Warbucks’ whirlwind search for a fitting bride uncovers his true feelings for Grace Farrell. Good for the entire family! July 17-19 & 22-25, 2015. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.
  • Shrek the Musical: In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when a swamp-dwelling ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a wise-cracking donkey, a villain with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude, and many other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. White Theatre, Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, 5801 W 115 Street, Overland Park, KS 66211; July 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 at 7:30pm, July 12, 19, 26 at 2pm; ticket prices start at $12
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • Enjoy the musical production of Oliver, presented by the City of Leawood Parks and Recreation Department and the Leawood Stage Company. This free production takes place at 8pm at Ironwoods Park Amphitheater, 147 & Mission Road, Leawood, KS. Runs July 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25; no reservations…just bring a blanket or chairs and get ready to enjoy a fun musical in the great outdoors!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

  • Mary Poppins at Starlight Theatre: One of the most popular Disney movies of all time captures hearts in a whole new way on stage. While young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing, when Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep she uses a combination of magic and common sense to teach the Banks family to value each other again. This is a family show not to be missed! July 24-Aug. 2, 2015; Show begins at 8pm; ticket prices vary. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 816.363.7827, or click here to purchase online.
  • Shrek the Musical: In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when a swamp-dwelling ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a wise-cracking donkey, a villain with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude, and many other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. White Theatre, Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, 5801 W 115 Street, Overland Park, KS 66211; July 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 at 7:30pm, July 12, 19, 26 at 2pm; ticket prices start at $12
  • Music in the Park: Bring your family. Bring a picnic. Bring a chair or blanket. But leave your wallet behind while you enjoy free Music in the Park concerts at the Santa Fe Commons Park. This free Sunday evening series runs June 7-Aug. 9 and features local talent, including the Overland Park Civic Band and more. 7-8:30pm, Santa Fe Commons Park, 8045 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO

Monday, July 27, 2015

  • Mary Poppins at Starlight Theatre: One of the most popular Disney movies of all time captures hearts in a whole new way on stage. While young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing, when Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep she uses a combination of magic and common sense to teach the Banks family to value each other again. This is a family show not to be missed! July 24-Aug. 2, 2015; Show begins at 8pm; ticket prices vary. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 816.363.7827, or click here to purchase online.
  • Johnson County Fair: Enjoy some good old-fashioned fun in Gardner, KS, with this year’s “fair e tales” themed activities for kids, animal shows, a carnival, rodeos (youth and adult), live music, and food stands. Plus a parade on August 1 to cap off the week’s events! July 27-Aug. 1; click here for a listing of hours and events
  • 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, July 28, 2015

  • Mary Poppins at Starlight Theatre: One of the most popular Disney movies of all time captures hearts in a whole new way on stage. While young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing, when Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep she uses a combination of magic and common sense to teach the Banks family to value each other again. This is a family show not to be missed! July 24-Aug. 2, 2015; Show begins at 8pm; ticket prices vary. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 816.363.7827, or click here to purchase online.
  • Johnson County Fair: Enjoy some good old-fashioned fun in Gardner, KS, with this year’s “fair e tales” themed activities for kids, animal shows, a carnival, rodeos (youth and adult), live music, and food stands. Plus a parade on August 1 to cap off the week’s events! July 27-Aug. 1; click here for a listing of hours and events
  • 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.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

  • Mary Poppins at Starlight Theatre: One of the most popular Disney movies of all time captures hearts in a whole new way on stage. While young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing, when Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep she uses a combination of magic and common sense to teach the Banks family to value each other again. This is a family show not to be missed! July 24-Aug. 2, 2015; Show begins at 8pm; ticket prices vary. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 816.363.7827, or click here to purchase online.
  • Johnson County Fair: Enjoy some good old-fashioned fun in Gardner, KS, with this year’s “fair e tales” themed activities for kids, animal shows, a carnival, rodeos (youth and adult), live music, and food stands. Plus a parade on August 1 to cap off the week’s events! July 27-Aug. 1; click here for a listing of hours and events
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Science Adventure Club at the KC Zoo: Come and join the zoo’s preschool science hour for kids ages 3-5 years old with a chaperone. All activities are age appropriate, informative, stimulating, and fun. Each week we will highlight an animal or other topic with songs, stories, a brief science lesson, animal presentation, and a craft. Every club meeting includes a carousel ride (weather permitting). 11am most Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Zoo Learning Center. Pre-registration is highly recommended due to limited space. Maximum class size is 35 participants. $5 per child with one chaperone ($4.50 for FOTZ members). Zoo admission is NOT included. Chaperone is required.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

  • Mary Poppins at Starlight Theatre: One of the most popular Disney movies of all time captures hearts in a whole new way on stage. While young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing, when Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep she uses a combination of magic and common sense to teach the Banks family to value each other again. This is a family show not to be missed! July 24-Aug. 2, 2015; Show begins at 8pm; ticket prices vary. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 816.363.7827, or click here to purchase online.
  • Johnson County Fair: Enjoy some good old-fashioned fun in Gardner, KS, with this year’s “fair e tales” themed activities for kids, animal shows, a carnival, rodeos (youth and adult), live music, and food stands. Plus a parade on August 1 to cap off the week’s events! July 27-Aug. 1; click here for a listing of hours and events
  • Science Adventure Club at the KC Zoo: Come and join the zoo’s preschool science hour for kids ages 3-5 years old with a chaperone. All activities are age appropriate, informative, stimulating, and fun. Each week we will highlight an animal or other topic with songs, stories, a brief science lesson, animal presentation, and a craft. Every club meeting includes a carousel ride (weather permitting). 11am most Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Zoo Learning Center. Pre-registration is highly recommended due to limited space. Maximum class size is 35 participants. $5 per child with one chaperone ($4.50 for FOTZ members). Zoo admission is NOT included. Chaperone is required.

Friday, July 31, 2015

  • Mary Poppins at Starlight Theatre: One of the most popular Disney movies of all time captures hearts in a whole new way on stage. While young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing, when Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep she uses a combination of magic and common sense to teach the Banks family to value each other again. This is a family show not to be missed! July 24-Aug. 2, 2015; Show begins at 8pm; ticket prices vary. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 816.363.7827, or click here to purchase online.
  • Johnson County Fair: Enjoy some good old-fashioned fun in Gardner, KS, with this year’s “fair e tales” themed activities for kids, animal shows, a carnival, rodeos (youth and adult), live music, and food stands. Plus a parade on August 1 to cap off the week’s events! July 27-Aug. 1; click here for a listing of hours and events
  • Shrek the Musical at Theatre in the Park: Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears…with award-winning music to boot! Good for the entire family! July 31-Aug. 2 & Aug. 5-8, 2015. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.
  • 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.
  • Yoga Zoo: Relax and strike a pose! Make your trip to the zoo a relaxing one with Yoga Zoo from 10-10:45am. Work on your flexibility while we imitate our animal friends in a variety of interesting and fun poses. Bring yoga mat and water bottle. And don’t forget your favorite stuffed animals. They can help us focus! Pre-registration is highly suggested, spaces are limited; $12 per class per Adult/Child pair; FOTZ members get an additional 10% off.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

  • Mary Poppins at Starlight Theatre: One of the most popular Disney movies of all time captures hearts in a whole new way on stage. While young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing, when Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep she uses a combination of magic and common sense to teach the Banks family to value each other again. This is a family show not to be missed! July 24-Aug. 2, 2015; Show begins at 8pm; ticket prices vary. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 816.363.7827, or click here to purchase online.
  • Johnson County Fair: Enjoy some good old-fashioned fun in Gardner, KS, with this year’s “fair e tales” themed activities for kids, animal shows, a carnival, rodeos (youth and adult), live music, and food stands. Plus a parade on August 1 to cap off the week’s events! July 27-Aug. 1; click here for a listing of hours and events
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

  • Mary Poppins at Starlight Theatre: One of the most popular Disney movies of all time captures hearts in a whole new way on stage. While young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing, when Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep she uses a combination of magic and common sense to teach the Banks family to value each other again. This is a family show not to be missed! July 24-Aug. 2, 2015; Show begins at 8pm; ticket prices vary. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 816.363.7827, or click here to purchase online.
  • Music in the Park: Bring your family. Bring a picnic. Bring a chair or blanket. But leave your wallet behind while you enjoy free Music in the Park concerts at the Santa Fe Commons Park. This free Sunday evening series runs June 7-Aug. 9 and features local talent, including the Overland Park Civic Band and more. 7-8:30pm, Santa Fe Commons Park, 8045 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO

Monday, August 3, 2015

  • 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, August 4, 2015

  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • 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, August 5, 2015

  • Shrek the Musical at Theatre in the Park: Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears…with award-winning music to boot! Good for the entire family! July 31-Aug. 2 & Aug. 5-8, 2015. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Childrens Corner: Featuring Dino O’Dell in August, this free 30-minute performances tailored for little ones takes place at 10am at Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty, Overland Park, KS.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

  • Shrek the Musical at Theatre in the Park: Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears…with award-winning music to boot! Good for the entire family! July 31-Aug. 2 & Aug. 5-8, 2015. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.

Friday, August 7, 2015

  • Shrek the Musical at Theatre in the Park: Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears…with award-winning music to boot! Good for the entire family! July 31-Aug. 2 & Aug. 5-8, 2015. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.
  • 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.
  • Hot Summer Days: Summer is hot! So keep your temperature down by splashing around at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens‘ cool-down activity. Bring the whole family and enjoy water games and more. Prepare to get wet and maybe a little messy too. 10am-noon; No pre-registration necessary.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

  • Sprint Family Fun Days: Ice Cream Social: Enjoy the sweet sounds of live, family friendly music throughout the afternoon, and tour the festival filled with moonwalks, old-fashioned carnival games, face painters and family fun! Kids can bounce in the Candy Playland Blounce house enjoy a 9-hole mini golf and more! The Sprint Family Fun series events are held on 14th Street between Main Street & Walnut Street in the Kansas City Power & Light District from 11am-3pm every second Saturday of the month May – October. Admission to the event is free. Fees apply for premium activities.
  • Shrek the Musical at Theatre in the Park: Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears…with award-winning music to boot! Good for the entire family! July 31-Aug. 2 & Aug. 5-8, 2015. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

  • Music in the Park: Bring your family. Bring a picnic. Bring a chair or blanket. But leave your wallet behind while you enjoy free Music in the Park concerts at the Santa Fe Commons Park. This free Sunday evening series runs June 7-Aug. 9 and features local talent, including the Overland Park Civic Band and more. 7-8:30pm, Santa Fe Commons Park, 8045 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO

Monday, August 10, 2015

  • 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, August 11, 2015

  • 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.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

  • 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, August 15, 2015

  • Movies in the Park: Paddington at The Theatre in the Park: Grab the blankets and chairs, the friends and family and join us for a movie in the park! Enjoy this updated story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. Just $1 per person, cash at the door! 8:45pm at The Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kansas, 66217
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO

Monday, August 17, 2015

  • 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, August 18, 2015

  • 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.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

  • 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, August 22, 2015

  • Movies in the Park: Cinderella at The Theatre in the Park: Grab the blankets and chairs, the friends and family and join us for a movie in the park! Parents and children alike will enjoy this beautiful new version of Cinderella! Just $1 per person, cash at the door! 8:45pm at The Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kansas, 66217
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO

Monday, August 24, 2015

  • 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, August 25, 2015

  • 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.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

  • 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, August 29, 2015

  • Movies in the Park: Strange Magic at The Theatre in the Park: Grab the blankets and chairs, the friends and family and join us for a movie in the park! This madcap fairy tale musical inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream features popular songs from the past six decades, a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Just $1 per person, cash at the door! 8:45pm at The Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kansas, 66217
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO

Monday, August 31, 2015

  • 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.)