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  updated 02.26.13


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EVENTS/EXHIBITS

15th Annual Education Expo, Midwest Christian Education & College Expo, 9 am, March 2 – Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall Rd., 816-524-4522, www.metrovoicenews.com
33rd Annual Brookside St. Patrick's Day Warm-up Parade, 2 pm, March 16 – start 65th & Wornall, 816-795-6616, www.brooksidekc.org
41st Annual Kansas City St. Patrick's Day Parade, 11 am, March 17 – start Linwood Blvd. & Broadway, http://kcirishparade.com
"Benton and Truman: Legends of the Missouri Border," March 8-Oct. 14 – Harry S Truman Library, 500 US 24 Hwy., Independence, 816-268-8200, 800-833-1225, www.trumanlibrary.org
Caroline Kennedy, daughter of JFK and author of Poems to Learn by Heart, $20, 7 pm, April 2 – Unity Temple, 707 W 47th St., 913-384-3126, www.rainydaybooks.com
Dino Lab, interactive paleontology exhibit, ongoing – Science City Exhibit Gallery, Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Rd., 816-460-2020, www.unionstation.org


Caroline Kennedy, April 2, Unity Temple

"Explore Evolution!"a free multimedia exhibition that gives visitors the opportunity to understand and experience how scientists conduct research on evolution, ongoing to 2007 – University of Kansas Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, KU Campus, Lawrence, www.news.ku.edu
"Fantasia," Ladies Luncheon & Fashion Show, $25, noon-2:30 pm, Bingham-Waggoner Estate, 313 W Pacific, Independence 816-461-3491, www.bwestate.org
"First Ladies" Informal Tea Party & fashion show, $30, 2-4 pm, March 23 – Vaile Mansion, 1500 N Liberty, Independence, 816-325-7430, www.vailemansion.org
"Greetings form Kansas City," postcard exhibit, thru April 28 – Central Library, 14 W 10th St., 816-701-3400, www.kclibrary.org
"Harry S. Truman: His Life and Times," a permanent exhibition featuring artifacts and objects from the Truman Library collection, ongoing – Truman Presidential Museum & Library, 500 W U.S. 24 Hwy., 816-268-8200, 800-833-1225 or www.trumanlibrary.org
Harmonies of the Homefront, thru Oct. 27 – National World War I Museum, 100 W 26th St., 816-888-8100, www.theworldwar.org
Home Show, March 22-24 – Bartle Hall, www.kchomeshow.com
"The 'Living' Room: A Conservatory Exhibit," March 16-May 12 – Powell Garden, 1609 NW U.S. Hwy. 50, Kingsville, MO 816-697-2600, www.PowellGardens.org
Loula Long Combs: Kansas City's First Lady of the Show Ring, horse show ring, $2.50, $2, ongoing – Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., 816-483-8300, www.kcmuseum.com
"Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945," thru April 10 – Miller Nichols Library, UMKC, 51st & Rockhill Rd., www.kansascitymuseum.org/persecution
Ours to Fight For: Kansas City during World War II, March 2-May 19 – East Gallery, Corinthian Hall, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., 816-483-8300, www.kansascitymuseum.org


"Greeting from Kansas City" postcard exhibit, thru April 28,
Central Library

"Pinocchio Time," exhibit in honor of the 130th anniversary of the children's classic, $3, $1.50, 10 am-5 pm, thru July 31 – Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E Winner Rd., 816-833-9777, www.hazelle.org
"Prairie Gold: Opportunity & Struggle, Douglas County 1820-1861," ongoing – Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS 785-841-4109
Spring Fling Carnival, fundraiser, Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry, 8 am-noon, March 2 – Bethany Lutheran Church, 9101 Lamar, 816-285-3145, www.mlmkc.org
World War I All-Stars Sports & the Inter-Allied Games, thru March 31 – National World War I Museum, 100 W 26th St., 816-888-8100, www.theworldwar.org

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS Back to Top

All Souls Forum, free, 10 am, – All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut, 913-381-7251, www.allsoulskc.org
Anti-Nuclear demonstration, 5-6 pm, every Wednesday – entry to Kansas City Plant, operated by Honeywell for the U.S. Dept. of Energy, 913-206-4088, www.kcnukeswatch.wordpress.com
Colombia Support Network of Kansas City, meeting about the increasing scope of U.S.-sponsored operations in Colombia, South America, second Sunday of each month – email for location, info@csnkc.org or www.colombiasupport.net


Richard Ford, author of Canada, Plaza Library, March 7

Community Curator, Kansas City Museum, 6:30 pm, Union Station, 30 W Pershing Rd., 816-483-8300, www.kansascitymuseum.org
Community of Reason, free, 1 pm, – Rm. 301, Haag Hall, UMKC, 52nd & Rockhill Rd., 816-561-1866, www.communityofreason.net
Dole Institute of Politics programs – 2350 Petefish Dr., Lawrence, 785-864-4900, www.doleinstitute.org
The Harmonica Club of Greater KC. meeting & play-along, 6:30 pm, 2nd Thursday of the month – Wexford Place, "Stafford Room," 6500 N Crosby, 816-790-3724, www.harmonicaclubkc.org
Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research, free public lectures, Sun., 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Wed. & Fri., 7:15-9:30 p.m. – 5916 E. 40 Hwy., 816-921-4066, www.idmr.ne
The Kansas City Pachyderm Club, weekly luncheon every Tuesday, 11:45 am – Hoof & Horn Room, Golden Ox Restaurant, 1600 Genessee, 816-842-2866, www.kcpachy.com
Kansas City Radio & TV Legends. luncheon meetings, ongoing, 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month – Dillingham Room, The Golden Ox Restaurant, 1600 Genessee, 816-842-2866, 913-491-4000
Leon Litwack, historian, discusses the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, 6:30 pm, Feb. 28 – Plaza Library, 4801 Main, 816-701-3407, www.kclibrary.org
The Long March: America's Enduring Struggle for Civil Rights, A Kansas City Civil Rights Roundtable w/ Leslie Brown and Patricia Sullivan, 9 am-2 pm, March 1 – Plaza Library, 4801 Main, 816-701-3407, www.kclibrary.org
Peace & Justice Activities: KC Iraq Task Force: 2 p.m., first Sunday of the month — Holy Family Catholic Worker House, 913-334-7462; regular meetings every 7 p.m., Thursdays; www.kciraqtaskforce.org
Peace Demonstrations, 4 pm, every Sunday, JC Nichols Fountain, 47th & Main, 5-6 pm, every Tuesday,63rd & Ward Parkway; every Wednesday, 5 pm, Iraqi Anti-War demonstration, College & Quivira, 816-931-5256, 913-334-7462, www.kciraqtaskforce.org
Richard Ford, author of Canada, 6:30 pm, March 7 – Plaza Library, 4801 Main, 816-701-3407, www.kclibrary.org
StoryTarium, films, lectures & other history-related programming on local & regional history, free, 11 am, 1 & 3 pm, 12:30, 1:30 & 3:30 pm (Sundays), Tuesday-Sunday – Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., 816-483-8300
Supporting Ourselves & Others at Risk, support group dedicated to addressing the needs of women at increased risk for breast &/or ovarian cancer, first Thursdays – Menorah Medical Center, Conference Room A/B, 5721 W 119th St., 913-663-2100 or www.supportingthoseatrisk.org
Survivors of Suicide Support Group, open peer-to-peer group with professional support, first Tuesday of every month – Independence Regional Hospital, 816-373-8470
Thomas Madden, Ph.D, "The Crusades in Myth and History," free, 7:30 pm, Feb. 26 – Mabee Theater, Sedgwick Hall, Rockhurst University, 52nd & Troost, 816-501-4828, www.rockhurst.edu/artsandletters
Tim Weiner, author of Enemies: A History of the FBI, 6:30 pm, Feb. 27 – Plaza Library, 4801 Main, 816-701-3407, www.kclibrary.org
Westport Writer's Workshop, once a month on Saturdays – call 816-753 8111 for the next meeting time and place

TEEN ACTIVITIES Back to Top

Brainfuse, free online one-on-one homework help for students, 2-11 pm – www.kclibrary.org
Gear Up Tutoring, for grades 6-12, every Monday evening from 6-9 pm, parents must fill out a registration form – West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82 St., 913-596-5800 or www.kckpl.lib.ks
Homework Help & Coaches, Mon.-Thurs., 4-7 pm, Sun., 1-4 pm, weekly – Central Resource Library, 9875 W 87th St., 913-495-2400, www.jocolibrary.org/homework
Open Mic Night, every Tuesday, all ages, 6:30-7:30 pm – Kansas City Young Audiences, 5601 Wyandotte, www.kcya.org
SOS (Synergy Services Street Outreach Team) Group, 3:30 pm, every Monday – L.H. Bluford Library, 3050 Prospect, 816-701-3482; 4:30 pm, every Friday – North-East Library, 6000 Wilson Rd., 816-701-3485
Teen Psychic Program, for grades 6 to 12, call for times – KCK Main Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., 913-551-3280, www.kckpl.lib.ks.us

FAMILY/CHILDREN Back to Top

Brainfuse, free online one-on-one homework help for students, 2-11 pm – www.kclibrary.org
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt, 9 am, March 30 – Powell Garden, 1609 NW U.S. Hwy. 50, Kingsville, MO 816-697-2600, www.PowellGardens.org
Deanna Rose Childrens' Farmstead, 12-acre park featuring gardens, a one-room schoolhouse, Kanza Indian encampment, 138th & Switzer, 816-365-5059, 913-897-2360 or www.opkansas.org/_Vis/Farmstead/
Half-Pint Space Show, pre-schoolers, kindergarteners, 12 pm, Thursday, ongoing – Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station, 30 W Pershing Rd., 816-460-2020, www.unionstation.org
Independent Art Sessions, for ages 5-12, Monday thru Saturday sessions – Kaleidoscope, 25th & McGee, 816-274-8300, www.hallmarkkaleidoscope.com
Kansas City Area Nature Events, activities/workshops at area nature centers and parks, ongoing – www.KCNature.org


J. Will Fritz in Peter Cottontail III, March 29-30, Kauffman
Center (photo by J. Robert Schraeder)

Kids Incorporated, activities and support group for parents and children ages birth to 5, 2nd Tuesdays – First Baptist Church, 303 S Grove, Independence, 816-903-0188 or www.geocities.com/kckidsinc
"The Legend of Walter Weirdbeard," Matt Sandbank's Shadow Factory, $5, 11 am, 2 pm, March 16 – Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E Winner Rd., 816-833-9777, www.hazelle.org
Mother Nature Reads, storytime for children 2 to 6, Saturdays, ongoing – Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E Gregory Blvd., 816-513-896
Nelson-Atkin's Art Classes, for ages 3 to 18, preregistration is required and ongoing, call 816-751-1ART – Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., 816-561-4000, www.nelson-atkins.org
Peter Cottontail III, $15-$40, March 29-31 – Starlight Children's Theatre, Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway, 1601 Broadway, 816-994-7222, www.kauffmancenter.org
Spring Fling Fun, various activities, $2.75 per person, 10 am, 2 pm, March 18-22 – Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North 7 Hwy., Olathe, 913-764-7759, www.erniemiller.com
Storytimes at KCK Libraries, Tuesdays for ages 4-5, Wednesdays for ages 2-3, Thursdays for ages 2-3 and 0-18 months – West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N 82nd St., 913-596-5800; Wednesdays for ages 2 and up, Thursdays, storytime in Spanish for 2-5 year olds – Argentine Library, 2800 Metropolitan, 913-722-7400
Voyage: A Journey Through Our Solar System, outdoor permanent exhibition, ongoing – 13th & Baltimore, www.voyagesolarsystem.org
Weekly Playgroup, with the KC chapter of Mocha Moms, a support group for mothers of color who do not hold full-time jobs, every Monday – Roanoke Park, E Roanoke Dr. & Valentine Rd., 816-531-0439 or www.mochamoms.org
Zooville, exhibits and interactive activities for kids, with live animal shows and animal-themed short plays, ongoing – Kansas City Zoo, Meyer Blvd. & Swope Pkwy., 816-513-5800 or www.kansascityzoo.org

SPORTS/HEALTH Back to Top

Big 12 Mens & Women Basketball Championships, March 13-16 - Sprint Center, www.big12sports.com
College Basketball Experience and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, Sprint Center, $12, $9, ongoing – 1401 Grand, www.collegebasketballexperience.com
KC Chiefs – Arrowhead Stadium, 1 Arrowhead Dr. off I-70, 816-920-9300, www.kcchiefs.com
KC Curling Club – Line Creek Community Center, 5940 NW Waukomis Dr., 816-659-6061, 816-523-2345, www.kccurling.com
KC Comets – Independence Event Center, 19100 East Valley View Pkwy., www.cometsindoorsoccer.com
KC Flying Disc Club, for games, events, courses – www.kcfdc.org
KC Roller Warriors, – Municipal Auditorium, 301 W 13th St., www.kcrollerwarriors.com
KC Royals – Kauffman Stadium, I-70 & Blue Ridge Cutoff, 1-800-676-9257, www.royals.com
KC Spartans, basketball, ABA – www.kansascityspartans.com
KC T-Bones – Community America Ballpark, 913-328-BALL, www.tbonesbaseball.com
KU Jayhawks – Kansas University Campus, Lawrence, www.kusports.com
Missouri Mavericks, hockey, – Independence Event Center, 816-252-7825, www.missourimavericks.com
MU Tigers – Hernes Center, Columbia, 1-800-CAT-PAWS, www.mizzou.edu
Mental Health America of the Heartland, ongoing free workshops on various mental health topics at various locations, 913-281-2221, ext. 112, www.mhah.org
Midwest Sports Productions, youth sports – 913-543-6116, www.playmsp.com
National MS Society Events: Tai Chi for MS Wellness, 10:15-11:15 a.m., Turning Point, 8900 Stateline Rd., Ste. 240, Leawood, 816-942-2020; MS Aquatics, 11-11:30 a.m., Grandview Community Center, 13500 Byars Rd., Grandview, call 816-763-5524 ex.104 for specific dates– www.msmidamerica.org
Sporting Kansas City – All home games at Community America Ballpark, 1800 Village West Pkwy., KCK, 913-387-3400, www.sportingkc.com
Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Health, $30, $50, 1:30-2:30 pm, April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 – MU Extension, 1600 NE Coronado Dr., Blue Springs 816-252-5051, 816-655-6718
Title Boxing Club, fundraiser for Lakeside Nature Center, $25 per boxer, 1:30-3 pm, March 2 – 7600 State Line Rd., 806-513-8960
UMKC Kangaroos – UMKC Intercollegiate Athletics, SRC 201, 5100 Rockhill Rd., 816-235-1036, www.umkckangaroos.collegesports.com
World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA), Games held Thursdays from 6:45-8:45 p.m., Southwest Charter School, 301-318-7073, www.kickball.com
YMCA MS Wellness Program
, various days/times – Red Bridge YMCA, 11300 Holmes, 816-942-2020


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