Kansas City Calendar

Great Backyard Bird Count at Powell Gardens

Powell Gardens

Feb 14, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Bring the entire family to join the team that identifies and counts the birds at Powell Gardens as part of the national Great Backyard Bird Count project. Led by Director of Horticulture Alan Branhagen, the morning session will focus on the birds around the visitor center. The optional afternoon session includes a birding hike on the Byron Shutz Nature Trail. Register by February 11 by...

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The ASF’s 13th Valentine’s Day Card Drive

American Stroke Foundation

Feb 14, 2016 - Feb 29, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

The ASF’s mission is to let home bound & homeless seniors know that someone is thinking about them on Valentine’s Day. The cards ASF receives will be delivered by ASF volunteers to Kansas and Missouri Meals-on-Wheels kitchens, nursing homes, assisted living complexes, senior centers, soup kitchens, and homeless shelters.   ASF is going national with this year's drive by asking you to...

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Exhibition opening: How People Make Things

Flint Hills Discovery Center

Feb 14, 2016 - May 1, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

How People Make Things tells the story of how everyday items are manufactured and brings to life the people, ideas and technology that transforms raw materials into finished products.  This exhibit will run from January 30, 2016 – May 1, 2016.   Adult (18 and older): $9 Military, Educator, Senior (65+), & Students: $7 Youth (2-17): $4 Under two are free

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WW1USA Amateur Radio Station

National World War I Museum and Memorial

Feb 14, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

The National World War I Museum and Memorial is teaming with area amateur radio operators to host special event station WW1USA for 31 consecutive hours from Saturday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. through Sunday, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. During this time, station operators will contact hundreds of other amateur radio operators across the world. Individuals are welcome to serve as a guest operator of WW1USA at...

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Exhibition opening: A View from Space

Flint Hills Discovery Center

Feb 14, 2016 - May 1, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

A View from Space, a new, highly interactive, hands-on science exhibit, will allow visitors to see the world from a satellite's perspective.  This exhibit will run from January 16, 2016 – May 1, 2016.   Cost: Adult (18 and Older): $9 Military, Educator, Student, & Senior (65+): $7 Youth (2-17): $4 Under two are free

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Pedal to the Metal

National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

Feb 14, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

PEDAL TO THE METAL SATURDAY, AUGUST 01, 2015 — SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2016 Experience America’s obsession with four-wheeled vehicles big and small in an exploration of the history, design, and production of pedaled playthings. From the Garton Kiddilac to the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile, see how suburban kids have rolled in style! HOURS Open Daily 10am-4pm Closed...

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HAIRSPRAY JR.

Bell Cultural Events Center, MNU

Feb 14, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

The 1950's are out and change is in the air! Hairspray Jr is the family-friendly musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. It's 1962, and spunky plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has one big dream: to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show.  When she finally gets her shot, she's transformed from social outcast to sudden star. In...

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Puzzle Pieces at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Feb 14, 2016 - Dec 11, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

This event occurs monthly, on the second Sunday of February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

On the second Sunday of each month from 11 am – 1 pm, the Discovery Center offers free admission to families with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Puzzle Pieces program provides opportunities to enjoy family time at the Discovery Center in a safe, understanding environment , allows parents to network with one another and will help families discovery new resources available to...

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2016 KCPT Kids Writers Contest

Feb 14, 2016 - Apr 15, 2016 @ 12:00 AM

Calling all young authors and illustrators! Kindergarten through 3rd graders are invited to submit their stories to KCPT’s 2016 PBS KIDS Writers Contest! Entries will be accepting from February 1 through April 15, 2016. Stories will be judged on creativity, story structure, and illustrations. Visit http://kcpt.org/write/ for complete rules and entry form. Email questions to...

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To Do This Week: Family Fun in Kansas City

FREE Animal Tales & Trails

thru May 1 at Crown Center: Enter an interactive habitat where children learn about the most interesting creatures. Join the polar bear in his cave and help him icefish, slide down the penguin iceberg slide, jump with the kangaroo on a small trampoline, and much more.

And Justice for Some: The Freedom Trial of Anthony Burns [1858]

thru Feb 21: See a true story with an interactive twist at The Coterie. Anthony Burns escaped slavery. Despite a fierce defense at trial, he was returned to his Southern master. You participate as the 1858 Massachusetts State Senate and decide if the judge had other options.

The Diary of Anne Frank

Jan. 29 - Feb. 21: In this gripping Tony Award-nominated adaptation by Wendy Kesselman from the original stage play, newly discovered writings from the diary of Anne Frank and actual survivor accounts are interwoven to tell the chilling story of the lives of people persecuted under Nazi rule, presented by KC Rep.

Pedal to the Metal

Exhibit at the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures: Experience America’s obsession with four-wheeled vehicles big and small in an exploration of the history, design, and production of pedaled playthings.

Crown Center Ice Terrace

Regular admission is $6, or free for adults over age 60 and children age 4 and under. Skate rental is $3, or skaters may bring their own. Two-for-One Tuesdays! After 5 p.m., pay one full price admission and receive a second for FREE. (Skate rental not included.)
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