What’s Up Wednesdays – 4/18 – 4/22/18

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Hey all!! I wasn’t able to find much going on in the way of this evening (Wednesday) or tomorrow, but there is SO much fun to be had this weekend! From Overland Park’s Third Fridays, Friday night date night doing ceramics, a barnyard babies festival, World’s of Fun opening, and yoga with BABY GOATS, there is so much to do! I know the weather’s been cruddy, but it is what you make it, right? Get out and have some fun! =)



Thursday, 4/19/18

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

These twelve acres of wholesome family fun and entertainment is open every day from April 1-October 31. The kiddos get to learn firsthand about farmstead life! From bottle-feeding baby goats, fishing with cane poles and worms, riding in a horse-drawn carriage, panning for treasures, visiting a one-room schoolhouse and many more, the farmstead is unique attraction in Overland Park! 

Where:13800 Switzer Rd, Overland Park, KS 66221

(913) 897-2360
View Website

Open: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 1 – October 31

Admission – $2 per person (under age 2 free) 

Free Admission!Monday – Thursday: 2 p.m. to close



Friday, 4/20/18



“City Style” Fashion Show



JCCC Fashion students showcase exciting and original designs. New this year-sustainable looks from TurnStyles Resale shop using repurposed and recycled clothing.

Presented By: Johnson County Community College
When: April 20, 2018, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: JCCC, Yardley Hall, Carlsen Center, 12345 College Blvd., OP, KS 66210
Phone: (913) 469-4445
Price: $8 in advance; $10 at the door


Local Life Third Fridays



On the third friday of every month, Downtown Overland Park hosts Local Life. Don’t miss experiencing your favorite spots offering food, drinks, entertainment and more!

When: April 20th, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: Downtown Overland Park, 7315 W. 79th Street, Overland Park, KS 66204
Phone:(913) 642-2222



Friday Date Night Classes!



Enjoy a creative Friday night date in the Crossroads! Whether you bring your sweetheart or a fun friend or family member, learn to throw on the potter’s wheel. Decorate the best pots you make and Belger Arts will glaze and fire them.* Afterward, check out one of the many restaurants in the Crossroads.

*Finished items can be picked up on the following First Friday of the month. Must be over 18 to sign up. Call 816-474-7316 or e-mail gallery@belgerarts.org to reserve your spot. Space is limited, must register at least 48 hours in advance.

When: April 20-December 21, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Belger Arts Center, 2100 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64108
Get Directions
Phone: 816-474-7316 
Visit Website


Sporting KC Hosts the Vancouver White Caps

Sporting Kansas City will host Kei Kamara and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 8:00 p.m. CT on Friday, April 20 at Children’s Mercy Park. The first 10,000 fans will receive a Tim Melia bobblehead courtesy of Mark One Electric.

When: April 20, 8:00-10:00 p.m. CT
Where: Sporting Kansas City, 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111

Get Directions
Phone: 913-387-3400 
Visit Website


Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers

The Royals are in Detroit all weekend with a double header on Friday. First game starts at 12:10 and the next is at 6:10.




Saturday, 4/21/18



Barnyard Babies Family Festival

Come out to this fun family festival and experience life on a farm – from barnyard babies to a petting zoo, fresh produce to kiddie pedal pull contests, pony rides, train rides, giant balloon animals, games and much more!

When: April 21, 2018, 10 AM – 4 PM
Where: National Agricultural Center & Hall of Fame, 630 Hall of Fame Drive, Bonner Springs, KS 66012
Phone: 913-721-1075
Price: $5.00
Web: http://www.aghalloffame.com/events/barnyard-babies-family-festival/


Lenexa Farmer’s Market Opens!


Lenexa City Center, 17201 W. 87th St. Pkway., Lenexa, KS 66215
Get Directions
Phone: 9138881414 
Visit Website

The Lenexa Farmers Market offers farm-grown and hand-crafted fresh produce, eggs, meat, baked goods, flowers and more! 

Saturdays from 8am-NOON: April 21-October 27

Tuesdays from 8am-NOON:  May 29-August 28

Check out the current vendor list (subject to change)


Pig and Swig!


Go check out the Second Annual Pig and Swig Festival! Enjoy the sights, smells and flavors of Kansas City barbeque in the heart of Downtown Kansas City.

When: April 21, 6:00 PM
Where: Kansas City Power & Light District, 13th & Walnut Sts., Kansas City, MO 64106
Get Directions
Phone: 816-877-8303 
Visit Website


World’s of Fun Opening Weekend!


Kansas City’s amusement park opens for the season

When: April 21-April 22
Where: Worlds of Fun, 4545 Worlds of Fun Dr., Kansas City, MO 64161

Get Directions
Phone: (816) 454-4545 
Visit Website


Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

The pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more plus some surprising new twists!

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love.

Rodgers and Hammerstein created their only work for television in 1957 for CBS, a production that starred Julie Andrews as Cinderella. This adaptation made its Broadway debut in 2013, with new twists from writer Douglas Carter Beane, director Mark Brokaw and choreographer Josh Rhodes. 

When: Saturday, 4/21 at 7:00 PM
Where: Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210
Get Directions
Phone: 913-469-4445 
Visit Website


Kansas City Jazz

Jazz up your weekend with the sweet sound of Kansas City each and every Saturday night at Reserve, the chic and welcoming restaurant and lounge located in the swank Ambassador Hotel in the downtown Power & Light District. Experience some of Kansas City’s best jazz musicians as they spice up your night with their infectious grooves and pitch-perfect melodies to go with the delicious culinary delights and cocktails at Reserve.

When: Recurring weekly on Saturdays, 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Where: Ambassador Hotel – Reserve Restaurant

Get Directions
Phone: 816.298.7700 
Visit Website


Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit
Game time is 12:10 PM




Sunday, 4/22/18


Family Timber Challenge


April 22nd 2018 – Wave Times available from 9:00am-1:00pm

The 3rd annual Spring Family Timber Challenge (FTC) is a 2 mile fun run packed with TONS of obstacles for the whole family to enjoy. The mission is to “Un-Plug” families and provide a safe & healthy outdoor adventure that creates a bonding experience you’ll never forget! This year’s events are going to be loaded with active entertainment!

There will be 28+ obstacles including: Zip Lines, climbing walls, tunnels, mud, foam, the legendary vertigo bus and many more.

But wait… there’s more! This season there will be a MASSIVE festival area with free entertaining and interactive vendor booths with face painting, giveaways, games music & loads of fun activities.

Registration includes: Run entry, NEW super soft t-shirt or drawstring bag, souvenir wristband, NEW large finisher medal, water stations, fresh fruit, access to the Festival zone at the start / finish line and tons of pictures proving your awesomeness! Meet Sasquatch and celebrate with a Spring themed party!

Space is limited. Come make muddy memories at this must attend event!
https://kctimberchallenge.redpodium.com/spring-ftc-18

Go to  www.kctimberchallenge.com for more events

When: April 22nd, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Zip KC, 12829 Loring Dr., Bonner Springs, KS 66012
Get Directions
Phone: 913-538-1229 
Visit Website


Goat Yoga at Paradise Park


Sunday, April 22, 1-3 PM
Adults – $15 plus tax
Children age 8+ – $15 plus tax (must be accompanied by a participating adult)

Includes:

  • Basic yoga led by Core Balance yoga instructor, with baby goats supervised by Sunset Stables
  • Guest Pass to Paradise Park to enjoy all our Adventure Attractions

We are excited to partner with Sunset Stables and Core Balance Yoga to create an opportunity for our guests to experience Goat Yoga! It combines basic yoga (accessible to all) with the fun, playful nature of baby goats as they interact with participants in the beautiful setting of our Outdoor Pavillion.

We will feature the young goats (less than a year old) and no feeding so that the animals are curious and focused on you.

When: April 22, 1-3 PM
Where: Paradise Park Family Fun & Adventure, 1021 NE Colbern Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
Get Directions
Phone: 816-246-5224 


Earth Day at HopCat


HopCat takes pride in their sustainability initiatives, especially the ones that allow the opportunity to partner with urban farms, community gardens & groups that are inspiring sustainable growth within their local communities.

Creating productive green spaces within urban environments is one of the most impactful ways to further positive change. This includes cleaning up abandoned & vacant lots, rebuilding healthy soil, harvesting rainwater, supporting wildlife & local pollinators, planting trees or gardens & growing healthy, organic & accessible produce for local communities, often creating jobs & stimulating the local economy. 

This Earth Day (4/22/18) HopCat will be partnering with & raising funds for 15 different non-profit organizations doing just that. Hopcat Kansas City is partnering with The Urban Farming Guys. This nonprofit exists to help establish sustainable communities in the most difficult, overlooked places. They are going into the most blighted areas to join arms with vulnerable communities around KC. The aim is to help establish self sustaining solutions that can be replicated at a local level, focusing on food and water security for all. www.theurbanfarmingguys.com

When: April 22
Where: HopCat, 401 Westport Rd. Kansas City, MO 64111
Get Directions
Visit Website


Bluegrass Sundays at the Stockyards


Rotating Bluegrass artists perform at Stockyards Brewing Co. in the Stockyards District in the legendary West Bottoms. Find artists and more events on facebook here:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Stockyardsbeer/events/?ref=page_internal

When: Recurring every 2 weeks on Sunday, April 8th – Dec. 30artifactsime: From: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Stockyards Brewery
Get Directions
Phone: (816) 895-8880 
Visit Website


Kansas City Royals at Detroit
Game time is at 12:10 PM.


Ongoing Events:

Ouch! Art Exhibit Some topics are more prickly than others. We can usually talk about the weather or sports or movies without creating too much of a ruckus. Other topics, like international military interventions, animal cruelty, gun violence, or racism can leave some people uncomfortable. Art is the same way. Some art addresses social issues head-on. This kind of art is not always the most popular. That’s OK! The exhibit recurs daily, April 17-June 2 at the Belger Arts Center, 2100 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64108. Get Directions; Phone: 816-474-3250 ; Visit Website

Modern Dinosaurs? The Modern Dinosaurs? exhibit is a must-see for all you dinosaur lovers out there. This 3 month exhibit investigates how science has transformed natural history today. Shown at the exhibit are full-size dinosaur skeletons and original letters and other scientific artificats.
When: Recurring daily, March 9, 2018 – June 10, 2018, 10 AM to 5 PM
Location: Museum at Prairiefire
Address: 5801 W. 135th St.
Phone: (913) 333-3500

Funville: What Do You Want to Be? Will your child grow up to be a firefighter, a schoolteacher, a race car driver, or even President of the United States? In FUNVILLE, children can experience grown-up occupations in a kid-friendly setting. Let them forecast the weather, perform magic, work in a barbershop or ride a tractor. Whatever they choose, the most important job in FUNVILLE is to have fun! 
Recurring daily, March 6-May 6 
Where: Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108
Get Directions
Phone: (816) 274-8444 
Visit Website
Open Monday - Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm
Closed Easter Sunday

“The Art of the Brick” exhibit at Union Station is going on now through May 29th! It’s a captivating exhibition, featuring intriguing works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world, the LEGO. Tickets are now on sale. The critically acclaimed collection of creative and inspiring pieces constructed using only LEGO bricks is created by world-renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya. Designed to inspire ingenuity and creativity, THE ART OF THE BRICK is the world’s largest and most elaborate display of LEGO art. The massive collection features original pieces as well as re-imagined versions of some of the world’s most famous art masterpieces made exclusively from LEGO bricks like Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa! Get more info here.

Have an awesome weekend, friends and family! I appreciate you all so much! And, as always, if you know anyone looking to buy or sell a home (anywhere in the U.S.) call me!

Sincerely,
Sara


 

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