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On-Going Events

  • Get out and read: There are tons of storytimes, special activities and fun summer reading programs at a library near you!
  • Trivial Pursuit®: A 50-State Adventure begins at Crown Center: Ride a mule in the Grand Canyon, celebrate New Year’s Eve in Times Square, hit a home run at Fenway Park, and guide your sled dog team on the Iditarod Trail. More than 70 ways for kids to learn about our country’s iconic destinations, with lots of fun along the way! May 26-September 3, 2018
  • Goosebumps the Musical:  Brooke and Zeke have been cast as the leads in the school play. Mysterious things start interrupting rehearsals and they have to wonder: is this someone’s idea of a joke, or is the Phantom real? Enjoy this not-so-scary adventure at The Coterie! This all ages show runs June 19-Aug. 5, 2018
  • Open Play at Urban Air all summer long: Beat the heat with some indoor fun at Urban Air’s Trampoline Park!
  • Slam Dunk Summer: The College Basketball Experience and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame has fully interactive exhibits so you can enjoy virtually every skill of basketball, including dunking, passing, three-point shooting, free-throw shooting and MORE! Or visit the ESPN desk and call the highlights of actual NCAA basketball action. Every day through August 19, 2018

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

  • West Side Story: Enjoy this classic musical under the stars; 8pm at Ironwoods Park Amphitheater, 14701 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66224, July 13-15 & 19-21
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Have fun every Saturday & Sunday from 1-4pm with FREE activities for all ages!
  • Touch-A-Truck: Kids of all ages can sit, stand and get behind the wheels of over 40 giant trucks and large vehicles! Entry is FREE with a minimum donation of a new, unwrapped toy or cash offering for Toys for Tots. 11am–4pm at the Overland Park Convention Center.
  • Living History Farm: Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s at Watkins Woolen Mill. Saturdays & Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Aug. 5; 10am-4pm, Watkins Woolen Mill, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO
  • KC Zoo Events: Check out what’s happening at the KC Zoo!

Monday, July 16, 2018

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

  • Popsicles in the Park: Beat the heat with a popsicle, live music, art, puppets and more at this weekly family-friendly event! Every Tuesday through July at various parks, 6:30-8pm around Independence, MO.
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: A fun story & paint time for preschoolers; Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am
  • Wonderscope Circle Time: Each Tuesday, sing songs and play games! 10:30am & 2pm; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Toddle Time: Indoor open play space for kids 5 & under at Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one join us for a story time; 10am at the KC Public Library Westport Branch, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday! 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

  • Farmers & Food Trucks: Enjoy fresh, locally-grown food…and dinner every Wednesday night this summer at Merriam Marketplace, 5740 Merriam Drive. Farmers’ Market is open Wednesdays June 6-Aug 29, 5-8pm; live entertainment is 6-7pm.
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics a great time for kids to get explore the gym, practice their technique, or release all that built up energy! Noon-1
  • Surya Yoga: Young Yogis class (ages 6-10) at 10:30am & Little Yogis class (ages 3-6) at 11:30am every Wednesday.
  • Children’s Corner: A funfree morning with Jay and Leslie’s Laughing Matters, bringing juggling, mime, magic and other nonsense right to you; 10am at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell Ave., Overland Park, KS 66213
  • Kid’s Gardening Class + Story Time: Fun and creative gardening activities plus story time with Learning Tree every Wednesday through July. 10-11am, $8/child, reservations recommended
  • Toddle Time: Indoor open play space for kids 5 & under at Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Wonderscope Music & Movement: Enjoy moving to the music every Wednesday at 10:30am, 10:45am & 2pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Obstacle Course: Come test your speed, balance and agility at our fun and exciting obstacle course in the Wonder Gym. Wednesdays & Fridays at 3pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch has stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months old; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112

Thursday, July 19, 2018

  • West Side Story: Enjoy this classic musical under the stars; 8pm at Ironwoods Park Amphitheater, 14701 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66224, July 13-15 & 19-21
  • Family Fun Nights: Visit Mahaffie Farmstead for some evening fun each Thursday in June & July. A different theme is featured each week. Free admission, stagecoach rides $3/person; 6-8pm at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kansas 66061
  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time! 10:30am & 2pm; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: Little ones ages 18-36 months can join in for a fun story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112

Friday, July 20, 2018

  • The Addams Family at Theatre in the Park: Enjoy an evening under the stars at Shawnee Mission Park, July 20-22 & 25-28; show starts at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
  • West Side Story: Enjoy this classic musical under the stars; 8pm at Ironwoods Park Amphitheater, 14701 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66224, July 13-15 & 19-21
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: A fun story & paint time for preschoolers; Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am
  • Storytime: Enjoy a story and craft every Friday at 10:30am & 2pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Obstacle Course: Come test your speed, balance and agility at our fun and exciting obstacle course in the Wonder Gym. Wednesdays & Fridays at 3pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Saturday, July 21, 2018

  • The Addams Family at Theatre in the Park: Enjoy an evening under the stars at Shawnee Mission Park, July 20-22 & 25-28; show starts at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
  • West Side Story: Enjoy this classic musical under the stars; 8pm at Ironwoods Park Amphitheater, 14701 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66224, July 13-15 & 19-21
  • Moonlight Bike Ride: Enjoy a 12-mile ride, decorate your bicycle in lights, and grab a bite to eat at the pancake feed after the ride for a $6 donation; 10pm in Old Town Lenexa
  • Missouri GOURDen – grow a music maker! The “gourd-zebo” at 48th & Troost offers a great community arts and garden project the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month, 8:30-10am during the summer. Help raise gourds and craft instruments from them.
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program; 11am every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Saturday Morning Swim: Join other families and people with disabilities in this quiet and semi-private special swim session. 9-11am at Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center, $6/Overland Park resident; $7/non-residents
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Have fun every Saturday & Sunday from 1-4pm with FREE activities for all ages!
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center; feeding time at 4pm. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Living History Farm: Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s at Watkins Woolen Mill. Saturdays & Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Aug. 5; 10am-4pm, Watkins Woolen Mill, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics a great time for kids to get explore the gym, practice their technique, or release all that built up energy!  12:30-2pm
  • Free craft workshop: Create a new project every Saturday! Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • KC Zoo Events: See what’s happening at the Zoo!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

  • The Addams Family at Theatre in the Park: Enjoy an evening under the stars at Shawnee Mission Park, July 20-22 & 25-28; show starts at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Have fun every Saturday & Sunday from 1-4pm with FREE activities for all ages!
  • Living History Farm: Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s at Watkins Woolen Mill. Saturdays & Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Aug. 5; 10am-4pm, Watkins Woolen Mill, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO
  • KC Zoo Events: Check out what’s happening at the KC Zoo!

Monday, July 23, 2018

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

  • Movie in the Park: See Land Before Time on a BIG screen at Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park, 8:30-8:45pm start time, $1/person
  • Free Kids Pizza Making Extravaganza: Sauce up a good time! Bring out your young aspiring chefs to make their own pizza creation by hand. Free for all kids 12 & under with the purchase of an adult signature or 4-topping pizza; 3-6 pm.
  • Popsicles in the Park: Beat the heat with a popsicle, live music, art, puppets and more at this weekly family-friendly event! Every Tuesday through July at various parks, 6:30-8pm around Independence, MO.
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: A fun story & paint time for preschoolers; Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am
  • Wonderscope Circle Time: Each Tuesday, sing songs and play games! 10:30am & 2pm; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Toddle Time: Indoor open play space for kids 5 & under at Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one join us for a story time; 10am at the KC Public Library Westport Branch, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday! 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

  • The Addams Family at Theatre in the Park: Enjoy an evening under the stars at Shawnee Mission Park, July 20-22 & 25-28; show starts at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
  • Farmers & Food Trucks: Enjoy fresh, locally-grown food…and dinner every Wednesday night this summer at Merriam Marketplace, 5740 Merriam Drive. Farmers’ Market is open Wednesdays June 6-Aug 29, 5-8pm; live entertainment is 6-7pm.
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics a great time for kids to get explore the gym, practice their technique, or release all that built up energy! Noon-1
  • Surya Yoga: Young Yogis class (ages 6-10) at 10:30am & Little Yogis class (ages 3-6) at 11:30am every Wednesday.
  • Children’s Corner: A funfree morning with Jay and Leslie’s Laughing Matters, bringing juggling, mime, magic and other nonsense right to you; 10am at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell Ave., Overland Park, KS 66213
  • Kid’s Gardening Class + Story Time: Fun and creative gardening activities plus story time with Learning Tree every Wednesday through July. 10-11am, $8/child, reservations recommended
  • Toddle Time: Indoor open play space for kids 5 & under at Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Wonderscope Music & Movement: Enjoy moving to the music every Wednesday at 10:30am, 10:45am & 2pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Obstacle Course: Come test your speed, balance and agility at our fun and exciting obstacle course in the Wonder Gym. Wednesdays & Fridays at 3pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch has stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months old; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112

Thursday, July 26, 2018

  • The Addams Family at Theatre in the Park: Enjoy an evening under the stars at Shawnee Mission Park, July 20-22 & 25-28; show starts at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
  • Family Fun Nights: Visit Mahaffie Farmstead for some evening fun each Thursday in June & July. A different theme is featured each week. Free admission, stagecoach rides $3/person; 6-8pm at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kansas 66061
  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time! 10:30am & 2pm; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: Little ones ages 18-36 months can join in for a fun story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112

Friday, July 27, 2018

  • The Addams Family at Theatre in the Park: Enjoy an evening under the stars at Shawnee Mission Park, July 20-22 & 25-28; show starts at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: A fun story & paint time for preschoolers; Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am
  • Storytime: Enjoy a story and craft every Friday at 10:30am & 2pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Obstacle Course: Come test your speed, balance and agility at our fun and exciting obstacle course in the Wonder Gym. Wednesdays & Fridays at 3pm, Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Saturday, July 28, 2018

  • The Addams Family at Theatre in the Park: Enjoy an evening under the stars at Shawnee Mission Park, July 20-22 & 25-28; show starts at 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program; 11am every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Saturday Morning Swim: Join other families and people with disabilities in this quiet and semi-private special swim session. 9-11am at Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center, $6/Overland Park resident; $7/non-residents
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Have fun every Saturday & Sunday from 1-4pm with FREE activities for all ages!
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center; feeding time at 4pm. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Living History Farm: Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s at Watkins Woolen Mill. Saturdays & Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Aug. 5; 10am-4pm, Watkins Woolen Mill, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics a great time for kids to get explore the gym, practice their technique, or release all that built up energy!  12:30-2pm
  • Free craft workshop: Create a new project every Saturday! Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • KC Zoo Events: See what’s happening at the Zoo!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Have fun every Saturday & Sunday from 1-4pm with FREE activities for all ages!
  • Living History Farm: Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s at Watkins Woolen Mill. Saturdays & Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Aug. 5; 10am-4pm, Watkins Woolen Mill, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO
  • KC Zoo Events: Check out what’s happening at the KC Zoo!

Monday, July 30, 2018

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

  • Popsicles in the Park: Beat the heat with a popsicle, live music, art, puppets and more at this weekly family-friendly event! Every Tuesday through July at various parks, 6:30-8pm around Independence, MO.
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: A fun story & paint time for preschoolers; Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am
  • Wonderscope Circle Time: Each Tuesday, sing songs and play games! 10:30am & 2pm; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Toddle Time: Indoor open play space for kids 5 & under at Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one join us for a story time; 10am at the KC Public Library Westport Branch, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday! 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

All calendar items subject to change, especially during the holidays! Please check the organization hosting the event to ensure event details have not changed.