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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.
  • Octonauts Zone at SEA LIFE: For the first time ever, explore the amazing world of the Octonauts and play your part helping the crew on brand new underwater missions! Explore a mysterious cave with Captain Barnacles and sound the Octo-Alert to light-up the amazing creatures living inside. Join Kwazii on a thrilling chase to reclaim his long-lost treasure and search the shipwreck for yourself to find the real creatures hiding inside. Help Peso clean up the coral reef and rescue the creatures in a fun game, then step on-board the Gup-E for an unforgettable photo opportunity. Open daily during SEA LIFE hours through December 31, 2015. Ticket prices vary.
  • Pumpkin Hollow at the Farmstead: From big and small to round and tall, you’ll find a pumpkin you like and so much more at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead’s annual Pumpkin Hollow. A horse-drawn wagon ride will take you to and from the patch where each person gets to take home a pumpkin, play in a corn maze, climb a hay pyramid, slide down the giant hay slide, and much more! 10am-3pm Mon-Fri; 10am-4pm Sat-Sun. Runs Sept. 25-Oct. 31 at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, 13800 Switzer Rd, Overland Park, KS 66221.

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
  • LEGO® Ninjago Airjitzu Days: Calling all ninja! Join LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Aug 15 & 16 to experience LEGO® Ninjago Airjitzu Days! Find more information on their website, but here’s what you can expect:
    – Build It – Use your ninja accuracy skills to assemble your Airjitzu Flyer!
    – Practice – Get flying and practice your Airjitzu skills.
    – Trick It – Show off your best trick and prove that you have what it takes to master Airjitzu.
  • Kansas City Kosher BBQ FestivalYou won’t find any pork ribs (beef and poultry only) at this kosher BBQ festival, but you will find tons of fun and good food! The KC Kosher BBQ Festival has a little something for everyone, including a free Kids’ Zone (last year’s included face painters, games, and inflatables); live entertainment; and some good KC BBQ. 11am-4:30pm at The Ritz Charles Parking Lot, 9000 W. 137th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66221. Free admission and parking; food available for a fee. For a complete schedule of events, click here.
  • Safari Party at the Kansas City Zoo: Journey to Africa and join us at our Safari Party in the African Market. From 1:30-3:30pm enjoy live music from Norman Riley’s steel drums and cold beverages in the summer sun. Watch the cheetahs take an afternoon siesta while you sip on beer and wine offerings. Kids are invited to take a Docent led walking tour through Africa to learn more about the animals that call this part of the Zoo home.
  • Touch-A-Truck: Bring the kids to Touch-A-Truck and let them enjoy all trucks, large and small! Featuring Overland Park vehicles including fire trucks, armored police vehicles, local entertainment and attractions, fun games and food. 11am-4pm at the Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS. Admission is free with a minimum donation of two non-perishable food items to Harvesters.

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

  • The NEW Primrose School of North Olathe will be hosting Parent Information Meetings at the Primrose School of Overland Park.  Come and tour an existing Primrose School and learn more about the NEW Primrose School coming to North Olathe, located at the intersection of College Blvd. and Lone Elm Rd. (1 mile west of the K-10 and Woodland interchange). 7pm at the Primrose School of Overland Park. Click here for more information and to find additional  Parent Meeting dates.
  • 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

  • Bye Bye Birdie at Paradise Park: Enjoy one of the most captivating musical shows of our time. It tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. The singer, Conrad Birdie, an Elvis Presley type, has a pompadour and thick sideburns; he wears gaudy gold costumes and speaks in a rugged voice. A fun show for everyone. Aug. 20-22; 8:15pm at Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. Click here for information or to purchase tickets.

Friday, August 21, 2015

  • Bye Bye Birdie at Paradise Park: Enjoy one of the most captivating musical shows of our time. It tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. The singer, Conrad Birdie, an Elvis Presley type, has a pompadour and thick sideburns; he wears gaudy gold costumes and speaks in a rugged voice. A fun show for everyone. Aug. 20-22; 8:15pm at Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. Click here for information or to purchase tickets.
  • Ethnic Enrichment FestivalOne of the largest festivals of its kind in the country, this festival features more than 60 different cultures selling their native foods, crafts and performing ethnic music and dances. Enjoy great food, fun activities and ongoing entertainment to keep the kids busy as you enjoy yourself. Located at Swope Park (on Meyer & Swope Parkway, near Starlight Theatre and the Zoo). Admission is $3/adult; kids 12 & under free. Parking is free. Food and crafts available for purchase. Fri., Aug. 21-Sun., Aug. 23; Friday: 6-10pm; Saturday: Noon-10pm; Sunday: Noon-6pm
  • 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.
  • Paint Me a Story @ Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House: Join us every other Friday to paint a special pottery project that goes along with a favorite children’s book. A wonderful time for parents (grandparents or nanny) and children to listen to a story and paint together!10:30-11:30am every other Friday; Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213
  • Music in the Park, Downtown Lee’s Summit: Enjoy free Friday night concerts featuring a variety of musical genres from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend in Howard Station Park in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Check calendar for dates. Free event, 6:30-10pm at Howard Station Park, 3rd & SE Main
    Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

  • Bye Bye Birdie at Paradise Park: Enjoy one of the most captivating musical shows of our time. It tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. The singer, Conrad Birdie, an Elvis Presley type, has a pompadour and thick sideburns; he wears gaudy gold costumes and speaks in a rugged voice. A fun show for everyone. Aug. 20-22; 8:15pm at Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. Click here for information or to purchase tickets.
  • 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.
  • KC Aviation Expo & Airshow: Come watch all of our amazing performers, step inside our Static Displays and enjoy all of the exhibits available! Performers, hands-on displays and exhibits will delight your little (and big!) airplane enthusiasts. Kansas City Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, 300 NW Richards Rd, Kansas City, MO, 64116; gates open at 9am. Check website for parking and other information. Aug. 22-23
  • Species Spotlight: Painted Dogs and Lions! Join the Kansas City Zoo for its new 4th Saturday events highlighting a different animal each month!  Activities will be held in the main lobby from 10am-3pm, and special enrichment activities, and chats will be held at the exhibits at scheduled times throughout the day.
  • Ethnic Enrichment FestivalOne of the largest festivals of its kind in the country, this festival features more than 60 different cultures selling their native foods, crafts and performing ethnic music and dances. Enjoy great food, fun activities and ongoing entertainment to keep the kids busy as you enjoy yourself. Located at Swope Park (on Meyer & Swope Parkway, near Starlight Theatre and the Zoo). Admission is $3/adult; kids 12 & under free. Parking is free. Food and crafts available for purchase. Fri., Aug. 21-Sun., Aug. 23; Friday: 6-10pm; Saturday: Noon-10pm; Sunday: Noon-6pm

Sunday, August 23, 2015

  • KC Aviation Expo & Airshow: Come watch all of our amazing performers, step inside our Static Displays and enjoy all of the exhibits available! Performers, hands-on displays and exhibits will delight your little (and big!) airplane enthusiasts. Kansas City Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, 300 NW Richards Rd, Kansas City, MO, 64116; gates open at 9am. Check website for parking and other information. Aug. 22-23
  • Ethnic Enrichment FestivalOne of the largest festivals of its kind in the country, this festival features more than 60 different cultures selling their native foods, crafts and performing ethnic music and dances. Enjoy great food, fun activities and ongoing entertainment to keep the kids busy as you enjoy yourself. Located at Swope Park (on Meyer & Swope Parkway, near Starlight Theatre and the Zoo). Admission is $3/adult; kids 12 & under free. Parking is free. Food and crafts available for purchase. Fri., Aug. 21-Sun., Aug. 23; Friday: 6-10pm; Saturday: Noon-10pm; Sunday: Noon-6pm
  • 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

  • Disney on Ice: Frozen: Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen.  The heartwarming Academy Award®-winning tale you love is now live and skating into Kansas City. Get magically whisked away into the wintry world of Arendelle, and sing and dance along with Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and more! Aug. 26-31 at Sprint Center; ticket prices and times vary.
  • 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

  • Disney on Ice: Frozen: Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen.  The heartwarming Academy Award®-winning tale you love is now live and skating into Kansas City. Get magically whisked away into the wintry world of Arendelle, and sing and dance along with Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and more! Aug. 26-31 at Sprint Center; ticket prices and times vary.

Friday, August 28, 2015

  • Disney on Ice: Frozen: Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen.  The heartwarming Academy Award®-winning tale you love is now live and skating into Kansas City. Get magically whisked away into the wintry world of Arendelle, and sing and dance along with Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and more! Aug. 26-31 at Sprint Center; ticket prices and times vary.
  • 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.
  • Kids Night Out at Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House: Drop your kids off for pizza, painting and fun! $25.00 package includes pottery (valued up to $18), pizza and soft drink. Sign up with a friend and both receive $2.00 off. Ages 6 +; 6:30-8:30pm; Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213
  • Music in the Park, Downtown Lee’s Summit: Enjoy free Friday night concerts featuring a variety of musical genres from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend in Howard Station Park in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Check calendar for dates. Free event, 6:30-10pm at Howard Station Park, 3rd & SE Main
    Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Saturday, August 29, 2015

  • Disney on Ice: Frozen: Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen.  The heartwarming Academy Award®-winning tale you love is now live and skating into Kansas City. Get magically whisked away into the wintry world of Arendelle, and sing and dance along with Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and more! Aug. 26-31 at Sprint Center; ticket prices and times vary.
  • 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.
  • SnowZoo: Are you ready to cool off? Join the Kansas City Zoo for  SnowZoo on Aug. 29 & 30. Beat the heat with the animals while Nikita and Berlin enjoy an icy paradise when they dump three tons of ice into the Polar Bear Passage. River otters will also be enjoying icy treats. Check out all the cool action from 10am-3pm. Bring a camera and have your picture taken with some popular winter princesses too!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

  • Disney on Ice: Frozen: Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen.  The heartwarming Academy Award®-winning tale you love is now live and skating into Kansas City. Get magically whisked away into the wintry world of Arendelle, and sing and dance along with Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and more! Aug. 26-31 at Sprint Center; ticket prices and times vary.
  • Jazz in the Roses: Bring your picnic and a blanket and prepare to enjoy the beauty of Loose Park’s 150+ varieties of roses while listening to good, local jazz. Get there early to enjoy Loose Park’s playground, duck pond and more! 4:30-6:30pm; Loose Park, Free and open to the public.
  • 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
  • SnowZoo: Are you ready to cool off? Join the Kansas City Zoo for  SnowZoo on Aug. 29 & 30. Beat the heat with the animals while Nikita and Berlin enjoy an icy paradise when they dump three tons of ice into the Polar Bear Passage. River otters will also be enjoying icy treats. Check out all the cool action from 10am-3pm. Bring a camera and have your picture taken with some popular winter princesses too!

Monday, August 31, 2015

  • Disney on Ice: Frozen: Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen.  The heartwarming Academy Award®-winning tale you love is now live and skating into Kansas City. Get magically whisked away into the wintry world of Arendelle, and sing and dance along with Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and more! Aug. 26-31 at Sprint Center; ticket prices and times vary.
  • 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 1, 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, September 2, 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.
  • Childrens Corner: Featuring Priscilla Howe, puppeteer and storyteller, this free 30-minute performances tailored for little ones takes place at 10am at Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty, Overland Park, KS.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

  • Family Science Night: Wicked Weather at the Kansas City Zoo: Weather is a force to contend with. Let’s bring the weather inside and see what wicked experiments we can storm up! Join the Zoo for this fun-filled, FREE series of hands-on Zoo science nights for families to enjoy. Family Science Night begins at 5:30pm. Each topic has activities for children grades K-12.  No registration is necessary. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note this is a special  evening program, the Zoo’s animals will not be on exhibit.  Most of the activities are held in the main administration lobby. For more information contact education@fotzkc.org.
  • De Soto Days Festival: Enjoy a parade, Classic Car Show, De Soto Days’ 3rd Annual Dog Walk, a carnival, live music and food & craft vendors in De Soto’s Hometown Community! Sept. 3, 5-10pm; Sept. 4, 5-10pm & Sept. 5, 1-11pm; at Miller Memorial Park, 32400 W. 83rd St., De Soto, KS 66018
  • The NEW Primrose School of North Olathe will be hosting Parent Information Meetings at the Primrose School of Overland Park.  Come and tour an existing Primrose School and learn more about the NEW Primrose School coming to North Olathe, located at the intersection of College Blvd. and Lone Elm Rd. (1 mile west of the K-10 and Woodland interchange). 7pm at the Primrose School of Overland Park. Click here for more information and to find additional  Parent Meeting dates.

Friday, September 4, 2015

  • De Soto Days Festival: Enjoy a parade, Classic Car Show, De Soto Days’ 3rd Annual Dog Walk, a carnival, live music and food & craft vendors in De Soto’s Hometown Community! Sept. 3, 5-10pm; Sept. 4, 5-10pm & Sept. 5, 1-11pm; at Miller Memorial Park, 32400 W. 83rd St., De Soto, KS 66018
  • 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.
  • Paint Me a Story @ Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House: Join us every other Friday to paint a special pottery project that goes along with a favorite children’s book. A wonderful time for parents (grandparents or nanny) and children to listen to a story and paint together!10:30-11:30am every other Friday; Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213
  • Slide the City: This pop-up water slide will bring 1000 feet of slick vinyl to brighten the streets of KCMO. That’s more than 3 football fields of serious sliding. Slide the City is a family friendly slip-and-slide water party event. There will be live music, food, drinks, water, and of course the biggest slip and slide ever to hit asphalt. Don’t worry, they’ve got it padded. Make sure to bring your water buckets, floaties, and water guns (non-realistic of course), to squirt, spray, splash, and get all attending soaked. Sept 4-5, location TBA. Click here to register.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

  • Superhero Weekend at the Kansas City Zoo: Meet your favorite superhero at the Zoo! On Sept. 5 & 6, from 10am-3pm you can meet and take your picture with Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Hulk and female superhero, Black Widow in our Tropics Tent. Bring your camera and meet Ant-Man and Hulk on Saturday and Spider-Man and Black Widow on Sunday.
  • De Soto Days Festival: Enjoy a parade, Classic Car Show, De Soto Days’ 3rd Annual Dog Walk, a carnival, live music and food & craft vendors in De Soto’s Hometown Community! Sept. 3, 5-10pm; Sept. 4, 5-10pm & Sept. 5, 1-11pm; at Miller Memorial Park, 32400 W. 83rd St., De Soto, KS 66018
  • Slide the City: This pop-up water slide will bring 1000 feet of slick vinyl to brighten the streets of KCMO. That’s more than 3 football fields of serious sliding. Slide the City is a family friendly slip-and-slide water party event. There will be live music, food, drinks, water, and of course the biggest slip and slide ever to hit asphalt. Don’t worry, they’ve got it padded. Make sure to bring your water buckets, floaties, and water guns (non-realistic of course), to squirt, spray, splash, and get all attending soaked. Sept 4-5, location TBA. Click here to register.
  • 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, September 6, 2015

  • Superhero Weekend at the Kansas City Zoo: Meet your favorite superhero at the Zoo! On Sept. 5 & 6, from 10am-3pm you can meet and take your picture with Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Hulk and female superhero, Black Widow in our Tropics Tent. Bring your camera and meet Ant-Man and Hulk on Saturday and Spider-Man and Black Widow on Sunday.
  • 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, September 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day!

  • POPS in the Park: The Kansas City Symphony’s free Labor Day concert celebrates the holiday with familiar classics. Gates open at 5pm, the Symphony’s Instrument Petting Zoo starts at 5:30pm, and pre-concert entertainment provided by the Youth Symphony of Kansas City begins at 6pm. Concert begins at 7pm; at The Theatre in the Park at Shawnee Mission Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

  • Cirque Éloize at Starlight Theatre: Cirque Éloize’s ninth creation, iD is a blend of circus acts and urban dance that will amaze everyone in the family. The scene is set in the heart of a city, in a public space where people seek refuge, shed their anonymity, forge an identity and express individuality. Fifteen performers from 13 disciplines create iD’sentertaining and resolutely urban universe. Sept. 8-13 at Starlight Theatre, 8pm. Click here for ticket information.
  • 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, September 9, 2015

  • Cirque Éloize at Starlight Theatre: Cirque Éloize’s ninth creation, iD is a blend of circus acts and urban dance that will amaze everyone in the family. The scene is set in the heart of a city, in a public space where people seek refuge, shed their anonymity, forge an identity and express individuality. Fifteen performers from 13 disciplines create iD’sentertaining and resolutely urban universe. Sept. 8-13 at Starlight Theatre, 8pm. Click here for ticket information.
  • 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, September 10, 2015

  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDS, an all-­‐new edition that unites iconic circus stars with living mythological creatures in a celebration of the LEGENDS that have captured imaginations for centuries. Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson guides Paulo the Legend Seeker on his quest to discover real, living legends from around the world and presents Paulo’s fantastic discoveries to circus fans everywhere. Sept 10-13 at Sprint Center. Times and ticket prices vary, click here for more information or to purchase your tickets.
  • Cirque Éloize at Starlight Theatre: Cirque Éloize’s ninth creation, iD is a blend of circus acts and urban dance that will amaze everyone in the family. The scene is set in the heart of a city, in a public space where people seek refuge, shed their anonymity, forge an identity and express individuality. Fifteen performers from 13 disciplines create iD’sentertaining and resolutely urban universe. Sept. 8-13 at Starlight Theatre, 8pm. Click here for ticket information.

Friday, September 11, 2015

  • Cirque Éloize at Starlight Theatre: Cirque Éloize’s ninth creation, iD is a blend of circus acts and urban dance that will amaze everyone in the family. The scene is set in the heart of a city, in a public space where people seek refuge, shed their anonymity, forge an identity and express individuality. Fifteen performers from 13 disciplines create iD’sentertaining and resolutely urban universe. Sept. 8-13 at Starlight Theatre, 8pm. Click here for ticket information.
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDS, an all-­‐new edition that unites iconic circus stars with living mythological creatures in a celebration of the LEGENDS that have captured imaginations for centuries. Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson guides Paulo the Legend Seeker on his quest to discover real, living legends from around the world and presents Paulo’s fantastic discoveries to circus fans everywhere. Sept 10-13 at Sprint Center. Times and ticket prices vary, click here for more information or to purchase your tickets.
  • 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.
  • Family Fun Night at Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House: Enjoy a family night of pizza, painting and fun – not to mention the great memories you’ll make! $25.00 Package includes: 4 studio fees, 4 soft drinks, large cheese or pepperoni pizza and 15% off pottery painted at the event. Discounts for additional painters available. 5:30-8pm, Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213

Saturday, September 12, 2015

  • Sprint Family Fun Days: Super Heroes & Princesses: Bring your little super heroes and princesses for a family fun day! 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.
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDS, an all-­‐new edition that unites iconic circus stars with living mythological creatures in a celebration of the LEGENDS that have captured imaginations for centuries. Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson guides Paulo the Legend Seeker on his quest to discover real, living legends from around the world and presents Paulo’s fantastic discoveries to circus fans everywhere. Sept 10-13 at Sprint Center. Times and ticket prices vary, click here for more information or to purchase your tickets.
  • Cirque Éloize at Starlight Theatre: Cirque Éloize’s ninth creation, iD is a blend of circus acts and urban dance that will amaze everyone in the family. The scene is set in the heart of a city, in a public space where people seek refuge, shed their anonymity, forge an identity and express individuality. Fifteen performers from 13 disciplines create iD’sentertaining and resolutely urban universe. Sept. 8-13 at Starlight Theatre, 8pm. Click here for ticket information.
  • Zootastik Learning Fest – World Elephant Day: Join the Kansas City Zoo for Zootastik Learning Fest on second Saturdays to learn about amazing animals. Activities, demonstrations and crafts will take place in the main lobby from 10am-3pm and are complimentary.
  • 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.
  • Farmstead Safety Day: Safety Day provides families the opportunity to interact with members of emergency services, hospitals and safety organizations. Learn about back to school safety, stranger danger and much more. Police and firefighters will share information on what to do in case of an emergency and children will have the opportunity to interact with first responders and see the equipment first hand. 10am-2pm; Deanna Rose Farmstead, 13800 Switzer Rd, Overland Park, KS 66221.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

  • Cirque Éloize at Starlight Theatre: Cirque Éloize’s ninth creation, iD is a blend of circus acts and urban dance that will amaze everyone in the family. The scene is set in the heart of a city, in a public space where people seek refuge, shed their anonymity, forge an identity and express individuality. Fifteen performers from 13 disciplines create iD’sentertaining and resolutely urban universe. Sept. 8-13 at Starlight Theatre, 8pm. Click here for ticket information.
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDS, an all-­‐new edition that unites iconic circus stars with living mythological creatures in a celebration of the LEGENDS that have captured imaginations for centuries. Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson guides Paulo the Legend Seeker on his quest to discover real, living legends from around the world and presents Paulo’s fantastic discoveries to circus fans everywhere. Sept 10-13 at Sprint Center. Times and ticket prices vary, click here for more information or to purchase your tickets.
  • 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, September 14, 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, September 15, 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.
  • The NEW Primrose School of North Olathe will be hosting Parent Information Meetings at the Primrose School of Overland Park.  Come and tour an existing Primrose School and learn more about the NEW Primrose School coming to North Olathe, located at the intersection of College Blvd. and Lone Elm Rd. (1 mile west of the K-10 and Woodland interchange). 7pm at the Primrose School of Overland Park. Click here for more information and to find additional  Parent Meeting dates.

Wednesday, September 16, 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, September 17, 2015

Friday, September 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.
  • Paint Me a Story @ Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House: Join us every other Friday to paint a special pottery project that goes along with a favorite children’s book. A wonderful time for parents (grandparents or nanny) and children to listen to a story and paint together! 10:30-11:30am every other Friday; Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213

Saturday, September 19, 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.

Sunday, September 20, 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, September 21, 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, September 22, 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, September 23, 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, September 24, 2015

Friday, September 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.
  • Kids Night Out at Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House: Drop your kids off for pizza, painting and fun! $25.00 package includes pottery (valued up to $18), pizza and soft drink. Sign up with a friend and both receive $2.00 off. Ages 6 +; 6:30-8:30pm; Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213

Saturday, September 26, 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.

Sunday, September 27, 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
  • PROJECT Trio @ Kansas City Symphony Family Series: Together with your Kansas City Symphony, PROJECT Trio – one of the least likely trio combinations of all time – explores some of your favorite tunes with a contemporary twist. The program includes a special beatbox tutorial, Rossini’s classic Overture to William Tell and original pieces by PROJECT Trio. 2pm at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts; click here for ticket information.

Monday, September 28, 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, September 29, 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, September 30, 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.