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Boo! Halloween Weekend in Kansas City 2011

Posted October 27, 2011 8:36am by Kiran

Wow, there’s lots to do in Kansas City this weekend.  Even though Halloween doesn’t fall on the weekend, it is jam-packed with all things Halloween!  If you and your kiddos do even half the stuff on this list…by the time Monday rolls around, you might end up handing out a few pieces of candy and calling it a night.

Don’t forget to check out our previous post on Trunk or Treats…there are some good ones on there!  Have a wonderful holiday, have a safe night(s), and don’t forget to savor each and every bite of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011:

  • Christian Youth Theater presents AIDA, Thursday, October 27 – Sunday, October 30 at The Bell Center, Mid America Nazarene University, 2030 E. College Way, Olathe, KS 66062. Ticket prices: $10 adults; $8 students 12 and under, Senior Citizens and groups of 10 or more. For more information: www.cytkc.org.

Friday, October 28, 2011:

  • Trunk-or-Treat in parking lot of M&I Bank in Shawnee, 4-6pm. Sponsored by more than 35 Shawnee businesses and restaurants. The Police and Fire Departments will be there promoting lessons in safety.Also collecting canned goods to benefit the Harvesters Community Food Network. *In the event of inclement weather, event will be moved inside.
  • Night of the Living Farm – Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, Overland Park – October 21 & 22, October 28 & 29 – 6pm to 9pm – $8 in advance, $10 at the door
  • Friday Night Ghost Tours on Independence Square – At 7, 8, or 9 pm, tour 1859 Jail, wagon ride, ghost stories. Limited to 15 with advance reservations. Call 461-0065. Location: Historic Independence Square, Main, Lexington, Liberty & Maple
  • Enchanted Forest at George Owens Nature Park, Independence, MO – Non-scary Halloween event, storybook characters and hayride. $3. (816) 325-7370.
  • Christian Youth Theater presents AIDA, Thursday, October 27 – Sunday, October 30 at The Bell Center, Mid America Nazarene University, 2030 E. College Way, Olathe, KS 66062. Ticket prices: $10 adults; $8 students 12 and under, Senior Citizens and groups of 10 or more. For more information: www.cytkc.org.

Saturday, October 29, 2011:

  • Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk! One mile walk around Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City Chiefs players will cheer walkers on. Food and drink included with registration fee. Entertainment for all ages to include face painting, clowns, pony rides, moon walks and other inflatables, balloon artists, carnival games, Radio Disney, dancing, KC Wolf and more! Free parking in Lot D. Register today –www.stepupfordownsyndromekc.org
  • October at the Zoo – hayrides, treasure maps, Haunted Valley, spooky animal shows, special character guests and more
  • Mildale Farm Fall Fest at Mildale Farm, 35250 W. 199th St., Edgerton, Kansas – Free public event. Visitors can explore and picnic on the 158-acre site including the 22-acre rental property as well as about 136 acres of future park land. Explore Mildale Farm’s main barn which features peg construction and a hand-laid brick floor. Nearby you’ll find cider and hot cocoa and a large pumpkin patch. A tractor-drawn shuttle will take you to a fire circle for roasting marshmallows and enjoying a storyteller. There will also be guided nature walks and horse-drawn hayrides. Catch-and-release fishing in any or all of seven ponds within the 158-acre area will also be offered, so bring your own bait and tackle. While District fishing permits have been waived for this event, anglers 16 and older will still need to have a valid Kansas fishing license. Restrooms will be available, but the property’s two homes and other outbuildings will not be open during this event. Remember, no alcohol is allowed, pets must be on-leash, and vehicles must remain on roadways. For more information, call (913) 831-3355.
  • Night of the Living Farm – Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, Overland Park – October 21 & 22, October 28 & 29 – 6pm to 9pm – $8 in advance, $10 at the door
  • Join us for a FREE Trunk or Treat from 2-4pm. We will have, candy, games, prizes, and of course more candy! At 3:00 there will be a costume contest, please keep costumes kid appropriate. Antioch Community Church is located at 4805 NE Antioch Rd, KC, MO 64119. Visit ACCKC.ORG for more info. In case of inclement weather this event will be held indoors.
  • Reflection Point, workshop at Kemper Museum (KCMO) – Students will look at the reflective works of June Aherns with artist
    Cory Imig and discuss how different materials communicate different ideas. Students will then make a work of art using a variety of nontraditional materials.
  • Spooktacular Zoofari Overnight – Come dressed in your favorite costume and celebrate a kid-friendly Halloween, Zoo style, on Saturday, October 29 from 4 p.m. and ending at 8:30 a.m on Sunday, October 30. Enjoy all of the awesome Boo at the Zoo activities until 6 p.m. and then stay overnight for more spooktacular fun! Overnight activities include: zoo admission, themed activities, up-close encoutners with animals, tours, climate-controlled sleeping areas, dinner and breakfast. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Education at 816.513.5723 or visit www.kansascityzoo.org for more information.
  • Christian Youth Theater presents AIDA, Thursday, October 27 – Sunday, October 30 at The Bell Center, Mid America Nazarene University, 2030 E. College Way, Olathe, KS 66062. Ticket prices: $10 adults; $8 students 12 and under, Senior Citizens and groups of 10 or more. For more information: www.cytkc.org.
  • Trick or Treat Off the Street at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, Olathe, KS – 4-6 p.m. Trick or treat on the Mahaffie grounds. $3/person, ages 3 and up. No registration required. Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 Kansas City Rd., Olathe, KS 66061; (913) 971-5111; www.mahaffie.org
  • Enchanted Forest at George Owens Nature Park, Independence, MO – Non-scary Halloween event, storybook characters and hayride. $3. (816) 325-7370.

Sunday, October 30, 2011:

  • Safe Trick-Or-Treating at Independence Center – 4pm to 6pm – Mall Wide
  • Christian Youth Theater presents AIDA, Thursday, October 27 – Sunday, October 30 at The Bell Center, Mid America Nazarene University, 2030 E. College Way, Olathe, KS 66062. Ticket prices: $10 adults; $8 students 12 and under, Senior Citizens and groups of 10 or more. For more information: www.cytkc.org.
  • Trunk-or-Treat at Briarcliff Village- from 3-5pm at Briarcliff Village (Kansas City north). It will be a safe and fun environment for children under 12 to enjoy Halloween festivities!
  • October at the Zoo – hayrides, treasure maps, Haunted Valley, spooky animal shows, special character guests and more

Monday, October 31 (HALLOWEEN!)

  • Halloween Event at Independence Center – 5:30pm – 7:30pm Price: Free to Kidgits Club members. Membership is $5 per child for a full year. Ages: 0-8 Location: Food Court Description: Kidgits Club members join us for our Halloween event on Monday Oct 31st between 5:30pm and 7:30pm! Radio Disney will be providing games, music, giveaways and LOTS OF FUN! Not a Kidgits Club member? Join for only $5 per year. Visitwww.simon.com/kidgits or Independence Center Guest Services for more info. All giveaways while supplies last.
  • Trunk or Treat from 5 to 8pm. Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th st. Kansas City, Kansas 66102 913.233.2787
  • Halloween Snack and a Story Event at Englewood Hy-Vee, 207 NE Englewood, KCMO – 10am to 11am – bring your small toddler/preschool age children to hear a “spooky” Halloween story and enjoy healthy Halloween snacks. This event will be located in the upstairs conference room. Costumes are optional! Children ages 5 and younger with parent or guardian. Please sign up advance by calling Keli at 816-286-4381 Cost: $5/child

Trunk or Treat in KC: 2011

Posted October 08, 2011 7:55pm by Kiran

Trunk or Treat time is upon us…there are so many schools, churches and organizations that host these popular events, we need to rely on YOU to be our eyes and ears!  We’ve received word about a few of these events, but are asking that if you know of a Trunk or Treat that is open to the public, you add the info below as a comment.  Thanks for your help!

  • Join us for a FREE Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 29 from 2-4pm. We will have, candy, games, prizes, and of course more candy! At 3:00 there will be a costume contest, please keep costumes kid appropriate. Antioch Community Church is located at 4805 NE Antioch Rd, KC MO 64119. Visit www.acckc.org for more info.
  • Friday – October 28th 4-6pm:  M&I in Shawnee is hosting a Trunk–or–Treat event — providing children in the community a safe and fun trick-or-treating alternative. The event will be held in the parking lot of the bank.  Children simply walk up to each vehicle in the parking lot and trick-or-treat. The vehicles are sponsored by more than 35 Shawnee businesses and restaurants. The Police and Fire Departments will be there promoting lessons on safety.  They will also be collecting canned goods to benefit the Harvesters Community Food Network.
  • Monday, October 31st, 10-11am– Halloween Snack and a Story Event.  $5.  You are invited to bring your small toddler/preschool age children to hear a “spooky” Halloween story and enjoy healthy Halloween snacks.  This event will be located in the upstairs conference room.  Costumes are optional!  Where: Englewood Hy-Vee   207 NE Englewood Road, KC, MO  64118.   Children ages 5 and younger with parent or guardian.  Please sign up in advance.  Contact Keli Hurst at khurst@hy-vee.com.
  • What: FREE Kids Club Halloween Party. Where: Whole Foods Market on Metcalf, Sunday, October 23rd from 1-4pm.  7401 W. 91st Street  Overland Park, KS 66212. (913) 652-9633.  Description: Join us for a Free Halloween Event at Whole Foods Market on Metcalf in Overland Park, KS on Sunday, October 23rd from 1-4pm.  We’ll have music, face painting, crafts, and lots of FUN! The event begins with a Dino O’Dell live music concert from 1-2pm. Kids, come in your cutest costumes and parade around the store visiting each department for a FREE special treat!  The first 250 kids get a goodie bag too.  Parents, while you’re here find great tasting snacks for Halloween.  All of our food is free from artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated fats.  Come taste the difference!
  • Russell Stover Candies announced today the 13th annual Halloween Candy Giveaway will be Monday, October 31st. The event will be held at the Russell Stover Candies Store at 2814 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Fairway, KS 66205in The Shops of Fairway, across from Houlihan’s.  Free Halloween candy will be given away to all ages from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday, October 31st 2011.
  • Additionally, Russell Stover Candies Retail Store will host the 3rd annual children’s Halloween party from 2 pm to 4 pm on Sunday, October 30th 2011.  Festivities include face painting, caramel apple walk, games, and a costume parade followed by a costume contest.  For both events the Russell Stover Candies Retail Store will be decked inside and out with fun, spooky decorations including an orange light in the cupola, lots of pumpkins, hay bales, a graveyard with ghosts, and costumed employees.

Weekend Roundup 10/22/10

Posted October 21, 2010 8:03pm by Kiran

Oh My!  There’s just an amazing amount to do in and around KC this weekend. Trunk or Treats are kicking off this weekend, too.  By the way–drop us a comment here and let us know when your favorite Trunk or Treat is taking place! We’re relying on you guys–our eyes and ears– to help us compile our list this year!  Have a great weekend.  PS- The pumpkins are my husband’s handiwork from last year.  I think he’s got to step up his game this year…  =)


Friday, October 22, 2010

  • Gymboree Play & Music in Olathe & Prairie Village is hosting a Pumpkin Patch Party – Dress up and join the Halloween fun at Gymboree: Pumpkin activities, seasonal craft projects, music, snacks, dancing, parades and more! 6pm to 7pm – Cost: $15 for the 1st child, $10 for each additional child. Call 913-469-1118 to register.
  • Friday Night Haunted Ghost Tours on the Square, Independence, MO – October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 – Experience a 40-50 minute “ghostly” tour of the 1859 Jail, Marshal’s Home and Museum plus a covered wagon historical live narrated tour sharing ghost stories and yarns of haunted places on the historic Independence Square. 7, 8, and 9 p.m., 15 maximum in each tour with reservations. $18 for adults, $12 children ages 7-11, not recommended for children under 7. 816-461-0065 for details and reservations.
  • Enchanted Forest – George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Road, Independence, MO – October 22, 23, 29 and 30 – A non-scary event designed for ages 3-9, this annual event sponsored by the Powerhouse Theater Foundation and Independence Parks and Recreation transports children to the Enchanted Forest, hosted by Effie, the Forest Fairy. Storybook, popular movie characters and fairy tales come to life as groups are guided along candlelit trails. The evening ends with an old fashioned hay ride past a spectacular light display. 7-9 p.m. $3 per person. (816) 325-7115 or (816) 325-7370 for details.
  • Night of the Living Farm, Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, Overland Park – 6pm to 9pm – awesome kids’ Halloween activity!!
  • Halloween Train at the Midland Railway, Baldwin City, KS – 6:30pm, 8:00pm and 9:30pm – tickets sold first come, first served beginning at 5:30pm that evening at the Depot

Saturday, October 23, 2010

  • Dino O’Dell’s “Not-So-Scary Halloween” show – John Wornall House, KCMO – 10am – Wear your costume!
  • Pumpkin Express on the Belton Grandview & Kansas City Railroad, Belton, MO – train ride with Halloween fun & games – 12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm
  • Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art Art Classes: Contemporary Creations – Designs in Clay (ages 8 – 11) – Learn about artistic design and create a clay plate with your own designs. Johnson County Community College, $15/session, $10 for museum members. Pre-registration required: call 913-469-2323 or visit www.jccc.edu/youthto enroll online.
  • Night of the Living Farm, Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, Overland Park – 6pm to 9pm – awesome kids’ Halloween activity!!
  • Big Bad Pumpkin Derby, The Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee Mission, KS – Build and enter your own pumpkin race car for just $25 per entry and compete in a double elimination derby on our very fast course in the parking lot at The Theatre in the Park, starting at 10 am. Awards will be given in a variety of categories. For complete event rules, construction tips, and design award categories visit our website at www.jcprd.com.
  • Haunted Kansas at Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. K-7 Highway, Olathe, KS – 6:30pm to 9pm -Walk through the trails of Ernie Miller Park and listen to the stories of long ago. Group sessions begin every 20 minutes starting at 6:30 pm and program is approximately 1 hour. This is an outdoor event, dress appropriately. This event is recommended for ages 8 & up and all children must be accompanied by Parent/Guardian or one adult chaperone per group of 5. Program is $5 per person, including adults. For reservations and more information call (913) 764-7759. Reservations are required. In case of inclement weather, program will be held indoors.
  • Fashion Doll Tour, Toy & Miniature Museum, KCMO – 1pm
  • Paper Doll Workshop – between 1:30 and 3:30 at the Toy & Miniature Museum, KCMO
  • Faulkner’s Dog and Pony Show, Faulkner’s Pumpkin Farm, south Kansas City/Lee’s Summit – Saturday, Oct 2nd & Oct 23rd at 11 am & 2 pm – (rain date on Sunday following) – Free with Admission to the Family Play Area which is $6.00 per person plus tax. Things to do inside play area is Hayride, Train Rides, Pedal Go Karts, Petting Farm and so much more!
  • Dino O’Dell’s “Not-So-Scary Halloween” show – Red-X, Riverside/Parkville, MO – 1pm and 2pm – Wear your costume!
  • Mystic Pumpkin Festival, Englewood Station Shopping District, Winner & Sterling roads, Independence, MO – Halloween themed carnival games, costume contests, pumpkin painting and story telling with Independence Parks and Recreation, concessions for sale, live entertainment and more. 2 p.m. till “the ghosts go home.” Free, fee for concessions. 816-254-9044 or www.englewoodstation.com
  • Enchanted Forest – George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Road, Independence, MO – October 22, 23, 29 and 30 – A non-scary event designed for ages 3-9, this annual event sponsored by the Powerhouse Theater Foundation and Independence Parks and Recreation transports children to the Enchanted Forest, hosted by Effie, the Forest Fairy. Storybook, popular movie characters and fairy tales come to life as groups are guided along candlelit trails. The evening ends with an old fashioned hay ride past a spectacular light display. 7-9 p.m. $3 per person. (816) 325-7115 or (816) 325-7370 for details.
  • “A Halloween Marionette Musical” Puppeteers Joann McMillan and Nancy Clark use Robert Smith’s marionettes to tap their toes to ghostly music. Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Road, Independence, MO – 11 and 2 p.m., $5 includes admission to the museum as well, and a finger puppet. Reservations encouraged. 816-833-9777 orwww.hazelle.org
  • Corn Husk Doll Making workshop, National Frontier Trails Museum, Independence, MO – Learn the history of corn husk dolls and also how to make them. This is a great family activity! 10 a.m to 12 p.m. $12.00 per person. Advance reservations required. 816-325-7575 orwww.frontiertrailsmuseum.org
  • Halloween Train at the Midland Railway, Baldwin City, KS – 6:30pm, 8:00pm and 9:30pm – tickets sold first come, first served beginning at 5:30pm that evening at the Depot

Sunday, October 24, 2010

  • Halloween Family ConcertFest begins at 2 p.m., with a reception in the Carlsen Center lobby at Johnson County Community College. At 12:00 p.m. there will be a stage parade for children in costume, children’s ballet by Legacy School and a concert by the Overland Park Orchestra, all in Yardley Hall. Patrons are encouraged to attend the event in costume. After the concert, each child will receive a gift bag of candy provided by the Friends of Overland Park Arts. The Halloween Family ConcertFest is free and open to the public.
  • Pumpkin Express on the Belton Grandview & Kansas City Railroad, Belton, MO – train ride with Halloween fun & games – 12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm
  • Second Annual Shepard Rader Foundation Oktoberfest – 11:30a to 4:30p at Ironwoods Park Leawood Kansas – Music, dancers, German fare/food, special drawings,silent auction & kids area. Museum, playground and walking trail. Proceeds support the Shepard Rader Foundation, a fund of GKCCF. Info and tickets available at:www.ourshepard.com (Tickets will also be sold at the door)