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  • Lots of library activities and storytimes – check the Library link over there in the right sidebar!
  • American Royal: The 2017 American Royal kicks off Labor Day weekend with the World Series of Barbecue® at the Kansas Speedway, and runs through December with a variety of livestock, rodeo and equestrian shows and competitions. A KC favorite!
  • KC Renaissance Festival: It’s opening weekend for Renaissance Festival! Travel back in time to experience Jousting Knights, village shops, funny jesters, music, magic and more. Open weekends through Oct. 15 at 633 N 130th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Friday,  September 1, 2017

  • American Royal BBQ: The 2017 American Royal World Series of Barbecue® will be held Labor Day weekend at the Kansas Speedway. Close out the summer with friends, family, and great food! Aug. 31-Sept. 3
  • SantaCaliGon Days: Commemorate the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails with entertainment, food and crafts, and some serious carnival fun, Sept. 1-4, at Historic Independence Square, Independence, Mo 64050
  • Kansas City Irish Fest: Head to Crown Center and celebrate Kansas City’s proud Celtic heritage with three days of music, dancing and a massive Children’s Area, Sept. 1-3.
  • DeSoto Days: Entertainment, a carnival, food, parades and more during the 2017 DeSoto Days festival. Aug. 31-Sept. 2. 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.
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $7 admission every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Saturday, September 2, 2017

  • Science City kidFest: The 3rd Annual kidFEST is dedicated to hands-on learning with tons of fun science activities, demos and workshops, not to mention a petting zoo, face painting, inflatables, a Rockin’ Rob and more! 10am-5pm; included with admission to Science City
  • KC Renaissance Festival: It’s opening weekend for Renaissance Festival! Travel back in time to experience Jousting Knights, village shops, funny jesters, music, magic and more. Open weekends through Oct. 15 at 633 N 130th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012
  • American Royal BBQ: The 2017 American Royal World Series of Barbecue® will be held Labor Day weekend at the Kansas Speedway. Close out the summer with friends, family, and great food! Aug. 31-Sept. 3
  • SantaCaliGon Days: Commemorate the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails with entertainment, food and crafts, and some serious carnival fun, Sept. 1-4, at Historic Independence Square, Independence, Mo 64050
  • Kansas City Irish Fest: Head to Crown Center and celebrate Kansas City’s proud Celtic heritage with three days of music, dancing and a massive Children’s Area, Sept. 1-3.
  • DeSoto Days: Entertainment, a carnival, food, parades and more during the 2017 DeSoto Days festival. Aug. 31-Sept. 2. At Miller Memorial Park, 32400 W 83rd St, De Soto, KS 66018
  • Dollar Days at the KC Zoo: Enjoy $1 hot dogs, chips, beverages and popsicles available outside Helzberg Penguin Plaza from 11am-4pm, Sept. 2-4.
  • Shoal Creek First Saturdays: Shoal Creek Living History Museum’s Village comes to life with gunfighters, outlaws, Civil War soldiers and more roaming the streets. Free admission includes family fun activities and demonstrations of 19th Century life. 9am-4pm, Shoal Creek, 7000 NE Barry Road, KCMO 64156
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 2pm every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Summer Saturday hours are 10am-5pm, with a 4pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • 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 3, 2017

  • Kansas City Irish Fest: Head to Crown Center and celebrate Kansas City’s proud Celtic heritage with three days of music, dancing and a massive Children’s Area, Sept. 1-3.
  • KC Renaissance Festival: It’s opening weekend for Renaissance Festival! Travel back in time to experience Jousting Knights, village shops, funny jesters, music, magic and more. Open weekends through Oct. 15 at 633 N 130th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012
  • American Royal BBQ: The 2017 American Royal World Series of Barbecue® will be held Labor Day weekend at the Kansas Speedway. Close out the summer with friends, family, and great food! Aug. 31-Sept. 3
  • SantaCaliGon Days: Commemorate the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails with entertainment, food and crafts, and some serious carnival fun, Sept. 1-4, at Historic Independence Square, Independence, Mo 64050
  • Dollar Days at the KC Zoo: Enjoy $1 hot dogs, chips, beverages and popsicles available outside Helzberg Penguin Plaza from 11am-4pm, Sept. 2-4.
  • Free Weekend 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Summer Sunday hours are 10am-3pm, with a 2pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Living History Farm: Watkins Woolen Mill State historic site’s Living History Farm Program operates weekly on Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through mid-August. Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s. Demonstrations focus on the way people lived and played in the 19th century. 10am-4pm, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO

Monday, September 4, 2017

Happy Labor Day!

  • SantaCaliGon Days: Commemorate the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails with entertainment, food and crafts, and some serious carnival fun, Sept. 1-4, at Historic Independence Square, Independence, Mo 64050
  • KC Renaissance Festival: It’s opening weekend for Renaissance Festival! Travel back in time to experience Jousting Knights, village shops, funny jesters, music, magic and more. Open weekends through Oct. 15 at 633 N 130th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012
  • Dollar Days at the KC Zoo: Enjoy $1 hot dogs, chips, beverages and popsicles available outside Helzberg Penguin Plaza from 11am-4pm, Sept. 2-4.
  • 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.)
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new kid’s stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages are welcome
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. Parent/guardian supervision required; special activities included near the holidays. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • 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.
  • Park Place Farmers Market: Enjoy Leawood’s only Farmer’s Market at Park Place, featuring a unique and convenient collection of all-natural products. 4-7pm, every Wednesday, June – September, Barkley Square at Park Place, 11549 Ash Street, Leawood, KS 66211
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, September 7, 2017

  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Music and Movement with Jenny: Drop in for one class or come visit Jenny each Thursday at the Learning Tree, Corinth Square from 10:30-11am! No reservations necessary; $5/class, punch cards are available.

Friday, September 8, 2017 

  • Screenland at the Symphony: Watch Star Trek Into Darkness on the giant screen with the Kansas City Symphony performing this thrilling score live! Sept. 8 at 7pm; Sept. 10 at 4pm at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
  • 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.
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $7 admission every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Saturday, September 9, 2017

  • Sprint Family Fun Days: Sprint Family Fun Days continues with an Ultimate Field Day. Challenge your kids in fun sports games, throw like a pro in the Quarterback Blitz, rush through the Adrenaline Rush Course, meet your favorite team mascots and more! Admission is free, and there are premium activities available for a fee ($5 all-access wristband per child). You can also buy food & drink packages online only for $10. 11am-3pm, on 14th Street between Main Street & Walnut Street in the Kansas City Power & Light District.
  • Chiefs Day at the Zoo: Before the Kansas City Chiefs take the field, zoo animals will enjoy a sea of enrichment items donated by the KC Chiefs. Wear Chiefs apparel and get $3 off admission price!
  • Pickin’ on the Front Porch: Enjoy a live musical performance as the Hunt Family Band fills the old farm with the sounds of Bluegrass. Bring a blanket or chair and experience a special night of old-fashioned pickin’ right off the front porch of the old farmhouse. 7-9pm; free outdoor concert in the front yard of the Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum located at 6607 NE Antioch Rd, Gladstone, MO.
  • Zootastik Learning Fest: Celebrate everything butterflies and what makes them unique with butterfly crafts and hands-on activities for kids to do. Included with Zoo admission, Sept. 9 & 10.
  • Library in the Park: Food, fun, festivities, music, and, of course, books at Library in the Park, 10am-2pm at Big Eleven Lake Park, 10th & State Ave., KCK
  • Carnival for CASA: Join Jackson County CASA and Paradise Park for a fun time with a purpose from 11am-4pm at Paradise Park!
  • GeoArboretum: Enjoy a fun-filled adventure at the Arboretum with geocaching! Brief classroom presentation followed by a search for two geocaches. Adult presence required for ages 13 and under. 10-11:30am; Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W 179 Street, Overland Park, KS
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 2pm every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Summer Saturday hours are 10am-5pm, with a 4pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • 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 10, 2017

  • Star Wars Day at the K: Celebrate Star Wars, Royals-style during the Minnesota Twins game! A Star Wars Day Theme Ticket gets you into the game and a Drew Butera TIE Fighter Pilot Bobblehead. Dress as your favorite character and enjoy Star Wars entertainment throughout the game.
  • Grandparents Day Concert: Celebrate Grandparents Day with a Dino O’Dell concert at 4pm, followed by Brandon Draper’s Drum Safari at 5pm. No pre-registration necessary. 4-6pm; Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W 179 Street, Overland Park, KS
  • Grandparents Day at the Zoo: Come with the grandkids today and grandparents receive free admission to the Zoo!
  • Jewish Culture Fest: This unique local festival has something for everyone, food, live entertainment (for all ages), art booths and a giant kids tent, complete with inflatables, face painting, LEGOs, interactive Prairiefire Museum and Imagination Playground activities, games, crafts and more. 11am-7pm at the Jewish Community Center, 5801 W. 115 Street, Overland Park, KS 66211. Tickets are $6/adult, $3/child age 4-12, free for kids 3 & under prior to the event; $8/adult, $5/child age 4-12, free for kids 3 & under the day of the event.
  • Zootastik Learning Fest: Celebrate everything butterflies and what makes them unique with butterfly crafts and hands-on activities for kids to do. Included with Zoo admission, Sept. 9 & 10.
  • Screenland at the Symphony: Watch Star Trek Into Darkness on the giant screen with the Kansas City Symphony performing this thrilling score live! Sept. 8 at 7pm; Sept. 10 at 4pm at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
  • Football Fundays: Paradise Park is a great place to go if you’re a football fanatic! The kids get to play while you get to watch the games on one of 15 TVs mounted throughout the Park. Every Sunday through SuperBowl Sunday.
  • Free Weekend 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Summer Sunday hours are 10am-3pm, with a 2pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Living History Farm: Watkins Woolen Mill State historic site’s Living History Farm Program operates weekly on Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through mid-August. Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s. Demonstrations focus on the way people lived and played in the 19th century. 10am-4pm, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO

Monday, September 11, 2017

  • 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.)
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new kid’s stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages are welcome
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. Parent/guardian supervision required; special activities included near the holidays. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • 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.
  • Park Place Farmers Market: Enjoy Leawood’s only Farmer’s Market at Park Place, featuring a unique and convenient collection of all-natural products. 4-7pm, every Wednesday, June – September, Barkley Square at Park Place, 11549 Ash Street, Leawood, KS 66211
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, September 14, 2017

  • Disney on Ice: Dream Big: Experience the empowering tales of Disney’s most courageous leading ladies told through artistic skating and acrobatics. Sept. 14-17 at Sprint Center; times and ticket prices vary.
  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Music and Movement with Jenny: Drop in for one class or come visit Jenny each Thursday at the Learning Tree, Corinth Square from 10:30-11am! No reservations necessary; $5/class, punch cards are available.

Friday, September 15, 2017

  • Disney on Ice: Dream Big: Experience the empowering tales of Disney’s most courageous leading ladies told through artistic skating and acrobatics. Sept. 14-17 at Sprint Center; times and ticket prices vary.
  • Food Truck Friday: Enjoy tasty and affordable lunch in downtown’s most peaceful park space. 11am-1:30pm at Union Cemetery, 227 E. 28th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108
  • 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.
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $7 admission every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Saturday, September 16, 2017

  • Disney on Ice: Dream Big: Experience the empowering tales of Disney’s most courageous leading ladies told through artistic skating and acrobatics. Sept. 14-17 at Sprint Center; times and ticket prices vary.
  • Hallmarket: Enjoy the personal artwork (and buy some too!) of 100 Hallmark artists, photographers, sculptors and designers. It’s an art fair like no other! 10am-5pm at Crown Center, free of charge
  • Shawnee Town Arts & Crafts Fair & Fall Festival: Enjoy tons of craft booths, food vendors, free kids activities and play areas, and live music throughout the day. 9am-4pm at Shawnee Town, 11501 W. 57th Street, Shawnee, KS 66203. Admission is $1/person.
  • Hike Swope Park with a Naturalist: Learn about nature on this fun hike through Swope Park. All hikes are free and open to the public, and have “early out” options if you want to finish your hike before noon. 10am-noon at Lakeside Nature Center in Swope Park, 4701 E. Gregory Blvd., KCMO; severe weather is considered a cancellation
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 2pm every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Summer Saturday hours are 10am-5pm, with a 4pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • 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 17, 2017

  • Disney on Ice: Dream Big: Experience the empowering tales of Disney’s most courageous leading ladies told through artistic skating and acrobatics. Sept. 14-17 at Sprint Center; times and ticket prices vary.
  • Football Fundays: Paradise Park is a great place to go if you’re a football fanatic! The kids get to play while you get to watch the games on one of 15 TVs mounted throughout the Park. Every Sunday through SuperBowl Sunday.
  • JoCo Parks & Rec’s Park Palooza: Today marks the first ever JCPRD Park Palooza! This free event at Shawnee Mission Park features live music, entertainment, activities, food, and giant kites being flown by the Kansas City Kite Club. Great music for all ages, including several kids entertainers. 11am-5pm at The Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS
  • Free Weekend 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Summer Sunday hours are 10am-3pm, with a 2pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Living History Farm: Watkins Woolen Mill State historic site’s Living History Farm Program operates weekly on Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through mid-August. Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s. Demonstrations focus on the way people lived and played in the 19th century. 10am-4pm, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO

Monday, September 18, 2017

  • 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.)
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new kid’s stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages are welcome
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. Parent/guardian supervision required; special activities included near the holidays. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • 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.
  • Park Place Farmers Market: Enjoy Leawood’s only Farmer’s Market at Park Place, featuring a unique and convenient collection of all-natural products. 4-7pm, every Wednesday, June – September, Barkley Square at Park Place, 11549 Ash Street, Leawood, KS 66211
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, September 21, 2017

  • Susan B. Anthony Visits Olathe: This theatrical presentation uses historical newspapers, letters and diary entries to tell the story of the 1867 suffrage referendum.This program is recommended for ages 12 & over and is free. 7-8:30pm at Mahaffie Stage Coach Stop & Farm, 1200 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kansas 66061
  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Music and Movement with Jenny: Drop in for one class or come visit Jenny each Thursday at the Learning Tree, Corinth Square from 10:30-11am! No reservations necessary; $5/class, punch cards are available.

Friday, September 22, 2017

  • Olathe Fourth Friday: Enjoy downtown Olathe and all it has to offer, including food trucks, music, local shops, restaurants, and great activities for everyone! 5:30-8pm, Johnson County Square at 100 W. Park Street
  • 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.
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $7 admission every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Saturday, September 23, 2017

  • Wild West Days: Enjoy tons of wild west fun at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm! Check out cowboy camps, meet Buffalo Soldiers, take a stagecoach ride, play 1860s games, enjoy live entertainment and much more. Sept. 23 & 24; $5/person ages 5 & up, some activities require an extra fee; 1200 E. Kansas City Road
    Olathe, Kansas 66061
  • Species Spotlight: Pachyderms: Meet the KC Zoo’s pachyderms: hippos, rhinos and elephants, and learn all about them through zookeeper chats and watching these giants enjoy special enrichment items. Included with Zoo admission, Sept. 23 & 24.
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 2pm every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Summer Saturday hours are 10am-5pm, with a 4pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • 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 24, 2017

  • Species Spotlight: Pachyderms: Meet the KC Zoo’s pachyderms: hippos, rhinos and elephants, and learn all about them through zookeeper chats and watching these giants enjoy special enrichment items. Included with Zoo admission, Sept. 23 & 24.
  • Wild West Days: Enjoy tons of wild west fun at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm! Check out cowboy camps, meet Buffalo Soldiers, take a stagecoach ride, play 1860s games, enjoy live entertainment and much more. Sept. 23 & 24; $5/person ages 5 & up, some activities require an extra fee; 1200 E. Kansas City Road
    Olathe, Kansas 66061
  • Football Fundays: Paradise Park is a great place to go if you’re a football fanatic! The kids get to play while you get to watch the games on one of 15 TVs mounted throughout the Park. Every Sunday through SuperBowl Sunday.
  • Free Weekend 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Summer Sunday hours are 10am-3pm, with a 2pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Living History Farm: Watkins Woolen Mill State historic site’s Living History Farm Program operates weekly on Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through mid-August. Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s. Demonstrations focus on the way people lived and played in the 19th century. 10am-4pm, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO

Monday, September 25, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

  • Crown Center District Home School Week: Home schoolers can enjoy the wonders of Crown Center District’s incredible educational opportunities, Sept. 25-29, including SEA LIFE Kansas City AquariumLEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas CityKaleidoscope, the Hallmark Visitors Center, historical Union Station, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and The Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new kid’s stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages are welcome
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. Parent/guardian supervision required; special activities included near the holidays. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017

  • Hike Swope Park with a Naturalist: Learn about nature on this fun hike through Swope Park. All hikes are free and open to the public, and have “early out” options if you want to finish your hike before noon. 10am-noon at Lakeside Nature Center in Swope Park, 4701 E. Gregory Blvd., KCMO; severe weather is considered a cancellation
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 2pm every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Summer Saturday hours are 10am-5pm, with a 4pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • 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.

All calendar items subject to change. Please check the organization hosting the event to ensure event details have not changed.