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Paradise Park Exit Room Express ticket giveaway!

Posted May 16, 2017 2:01pm by Kiran


Paradise Park’
s newest attraction is Exit Room Express, “The Mystery of Whispering Woods,” and it opens this weekend!  What is Exit Room Express? Paradise Park has partnered with The Exit Room from Downtown Lee’s Summit to create a unique “express” version. “Express” means shorter time, lower price point, and ideal for smaller groups (ages 13+).
“The Mystery of Whispering Woods” is the first storyline:  Patterson Menck, the controversial author and renown Sasquatch hunter, is missing. Is it possible that he has actually discovered proof of the existence of Bigfoot? You have to travel to his remote cabin in the far northwest and investigate the truth behind his claims!

This contest will have one winner, who make take up to 8 people to Exit Room Express!  Over a $95 value. PLEASE NOTE:  For ages 13 and up.

So how to enter?  Leave a comment at the end of this post and tell us how you keep your teens busy during the summer months! Exit Room Express at Paradise Park will be a great new option!  Comments accepted until noon on Saturday, May 20. One lucky winner will be randomly selected and notified via email, this website and Facebook. (Like our Facebook page if you don’t already!)

Must be 18 years of age to enter and win. Only one entry per household will be considered. No substitutions or transfers. Giveaway prize is not redeemable for cash. By entering, winner consents to allow the use of his/her name for promotional purposes without further compensation. Winner releases sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prize. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

ONE (1) winner will be randomly selected, and will receive admission for up to 8 people (ages 13+) to Paradise Park’s Exit Room Express. Winner will need to book it in advance, instructions will be given!  Good luck!


Mother’s Day in KC 2017

Posted May 10, 2017 11:46pm by Jane

Mother’s Day is always a special time to spend with family…doing whatever it is mom wants to do! If you’re still thinking about what you want to do this weekend, here are a few ideas:

Friday, May 12

  • Mom & Me Camping Event: Looking for some unplugged time with your kids? Enjoy an overnight experience together in the great outdoors with dinner, a sunset hike and campfire at TimberRidge Adventure Center.
  • Family Fun Night at Paint Glaze & Fire: Enjoy a family night of pizza, painting and fun, together as a family. 5:30-8pm, Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House

Saturday, May 13

  • Mother-Daughter Tea: Bring your hat and enjoy tea, refreshments, and a special workshop on cupcake decorating! Noon-2pm at the Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum.
  • Kansas City’s Train Day 2017: Train rides, entertainment by Rockin Rob, face painting, inflatables, Imagination Playground, crafts and more! Includes train rides on the Kansas City Norther Miniature Railroad and ice skating at Line Creek Ice Arena.
  • Sprint Family Fun Days: Celebrate the Carnival Circus at this larger-than-life event in the Kansas City Power & Light District. Better yet, admission is FREE!
  • Farmers Market Spring Celebration:Enjoy live music and activities for kids while you shop for fresh produce, plants, baked goods and more at the Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market
  • Lenexa Art Fair: A one-day art fair with 50 fine artists from the region, live jazz music, food trucks, and plenty of kid’s activities at the Lenexa City Center; free admission and shuttles.
  • National Train Day: Learn about railroad history and enjoy the beauty of the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens while the kids discover the fun train garden and enjoy train-themed games, crafts and face painting. Kids get to run the trains too!

Sunday, May 14 – Mother’s Day!

  • Mother’s Day at the Zoo: What better way to celebrate Mom than a day at the Kansas City Zoo?  Moms will receive complimentary admission today, and a special gift from the Zoo and Sun Fresh.
  • Mother’s Day at Powell Gardens: All moms receive free admission on Mother’s Day! Enjoy the beauty of the spring gardens as well as brunch (with reservations) at in Café Thyme.
  • Mom’s Week at Paradise Park: Mom or Grandma gets a free Max Pak pass with the purchase of any Max Paks for kids or grandkids in honor of Mother’s Day! Kids can also Make a gift for mom.

Thanks to all of you hard-working moms out there in KC. Whatever you do this weekend, we hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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Give SevenDays: Make a Ripple

Posted April 17, 2017 9:49am by Jane

On this very day three years ago, I wrote a blog called Helping Kids Cope, written just a few days after the shooting that took the lives of high schooler Reat Underwood, his grandfather William Corporon, and Terri LaManno. Since then, our metro area has suffered other hate crimes, including the most recent shooting in Olathe this February, which took the life of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, and injured his friend Alok Madasani, as well as Ian Grillot, a bystander who tried to stop the shooting.

Admittedly, I was very shaken up when I wrote that blog in 2014. While I have come to terms with that specific event, I have felt uneasy many times since, when Kansas Citians from various religious and ethnic groups suffered because of their beliefs or simply the color of their skin.

Fortunately, there is hope. This year brings the third annual Give SevenDays Peace Walk, April 24, at Union Station, preceded by six additional days of community building activities. The Give SevenDays events are all open to the community, and many area schools are working with their students to celebrate the SevenDays themes, focused on creating understanding and awareness that will bridge the gaps in our community:

  • Love: April 18
  • Discover: April 19
  • Others: April 20
  • Connect: April 21
  • Go: April 22
  • You: April 23
  • Onward: April 24

You can also work with your kids at home to help promote love and understanding. Give SevenDays has a great list of ideas to help you teach your kids about each theme. Click on each day, select the For Educators link, then find activities based on the ages of your kids. There are additional ideas in the video above. I’m personally looking forward to doing the “Love is as easy as…” activity with my kids tomorrow, to kick off this special week.

Here’s to a culture of kindness, awareness and understanding in Kansas City. #makearipple

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