kansas city events happenings
  updated 01.24.15
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EVENTS/EXHIBITS


28th Annual Spring Lunch on Fashion Show, noon, March 14 – Bingham-Waggoner Estate, 313 W Pacific, Independence 816-461-3491, www.bwestate.org
35th Annual Brookside St. Patrick's Day Warm-up Parade, 2 pm, March 14 – start 65th & Wornall, 816-795-6616, www.brooksidekc.org
43rd Annual Kansas City St. Patrick's Day Parade, 11 am, March 17 – start Linwood Blvd. & Broadway, http://kcirishparade.com
"American Soldier," thru June 21 – Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., 816-561-4000, www.nelson-atkins.org
"Beauty and the Beast," 11 am, 2 pm, Feb. 14, 16 – Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E Winner Rd., 816-833-9777, www.hazelle.org
Dick Berkley: A Mayor, A Camera, A Life in Pictures, thru March 8 – Central Library, 14 W 10th St., 816-701-3400, www.kclibrary.org
Home Show, Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City, March 20-22 – Bartle Hall, www.kchomeshow.com

  • Possagno in the province of Treviso, inside the Canova Gypsum Museum
    after the bombing, 1918, part of the "War and Art" exhibit at the World War I Museum.

Inside Science, thru Dec. 31 – Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Rd., 816-460-2020, www.unionstation.org/sciencecity/events/daily-science-activities
Justice Postponed Is Justice Denied: Lucile Bluford and the Campaign for Educational Equality, thru March 29 – Central Library, 14 W 10th St., 816-701-3400, www.kclibrary.org
Kansas City Cactus & Succulent Society Show & Sale, $7, $6, $3, 9-5, Feb. 7 – Powell Garden, 1609 NW U.S. Hwy. 50, Kingsville, MO 816-697-2600, www.PowellGardens.org
"Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection,"thru Feb. 22 – Harry S Truman Library, 500 US 24 Hwy., Independence, 816-268-8200, 800-833-1225, www.trumanlibrary.org
Spring Fling Carnival, fundraiser, Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry, 8 am-noon, March 21 – Bethany Lutheran Church, 9101 Lamar, 816-285-3145, www.mlmkc.org
"Victorian Wedding Tea Party" Informal Tea Party & Fashion Show, $30, 2-4 pm, March 28 – Vaile Mansion, 1500 N Liberty, Independence, 816-325-7430, www.vailemansion.org
"War and Art." Destruction and Protection of Italian Cultural Heritage During World War I, thru Feb. 18 – National World War I Museum, 100 W 26th St., 816-888-8100, www.theworldwar.org

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS Back to Top

All Souls Forum, Sundays, free, 10 am – All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut, 913-381-7251, www.allsoulskc.org
"Changing the River's Course: Water, Conservation and Reform in the Progressive Era," Dr. Patrick Dobson, 7 pm, Feb. 11 – M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Auditorium, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, JCCC, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, 913-469-8500, www.jccc.net
"Civic Housekeepers: Kansas City Women vs. Pendergast," former KCMO Mayor Kay Barnes, 2-3 pm, Feb. 13 - Harry S Truman Library, 500 US 24 Hwy., Independence, 816-268-8200, 800-833-1225, www.trumanlibrary.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, 2015 Presidential Lecture Series: The First Woman President 2.0 — Part I: An Evening with Kathleen Sebelius, 7:30-9 pm, Feb. 12 – 2350 Petefish Dr., Lawrence, 785-864-4900, www.doleinstitute.org
Dr. William Reed, author of The Pulse of Hope: A Surgeon's Memoirs From Poverty to Prosperity, 7 pm, Jan. 27 – Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th St., 913-384-3126, www.rainydaybooks.com
"Super Cells: Building with Biology," Nina Tandon, Ph.D., free, 7:30 pm, Feb. 26 – Mabee Theater, Sedgwick Hall, Rockhurst University, 52nd & Troost, 816-501-4828, www.rockhurst.edu/artsandletters

TEEN ACTIVITIES Back to Top

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
Kansas City Young Audiences, various classes, activities, all ages, – 5601 Wyandotte, www.kcya.org
Teen Events & Activites - Kansas City, KS library system - http://kckl.ent.sirsi.net/client/home
Teen Events & Activitie, Kansas City, MO library system – www.kclibrary.org/events

FAMILY/CHILDREN Back to Top

Deanna Rose Childrens' Farmstead, 12-acre park featuring gardens, a one-room schoolhouse, Kanza Indian encampment, 138th & Switzer, 816-365-5059, 913-897-2360, www.opkansas.org/_Vis/Farmstead/
Independent Art Sessions, for ages 5-12, Monday thru Saturday sessions – Kaleidoscope, 25th & McGee, 816-274-8300, www.hallmarkkaleidoscope.com
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 Sports - 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 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 T-Bones – Community America Ballpark, 913-328-BALL, www.tbonesbaseball.com
KU Jayhawks – Kansas University Campus, Lawrence, www.kusports.com
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
Missouri Comets, indoor soccer – Independence Event Center, 19100 East Valley View Pkwy., www.cometsindoorsoccer.com
Missouri Mavericks, hockey, – Independence Event Center, 19100 East Valley View Pkwy., 816-252-7825, www.missourimavericks.com
MU Tigers – Hernes Center, Columbia, 1-800-CAT-PAWS, www.mizzou.edu
National MS Society Events: call 816-763-5524 ex.104 for specific dates and locations – www.msmidamerica.org
Sporting Kansas City – All home games at Community America Ballpark, 1800 Village West Pkwy., KCK, 913-387-3400, www.sportingkc.com
UMKC Kangaroos – UMKC Intercollegiate Athletics, SRC 201, 5100 Rockhill Rd., 816-235-1036, www.umkckangaroos.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


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