Kansas City Calendar

Whirlwind: Art in Motion

Overland Park

May 21, 2018 - Sep 30, 2019 @ 8:00 AM

Kinetic art is a unique art form utilizing the environment to enhance the aesthetic experience for the viewer. Participating artist Lin Emery aptly described the artistry of kinetic sculpture when she said, “Elements are derived from nature, and I borrow natural elements — wind, water, magnets — to set them in motion. The rhythms are influenced by infinite variables: the...

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Gym for Me (Lenexa Community Center)

Lenexa Community Center

May 21, 2018 - May 23, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Monday and Wednesday.

Lenexa Parks & Recreation's Gym for Me activity provides children a place to run, ride and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun. Numerous play items are available, including push toys, balls, riding toys and more. Adult supervision is required.

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'Heroes or Corpses': Captain Truman in WWI

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

May 21, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

“There we were watching New York’s skyline diminish, and wondering if we’d be heroes or corpses,” Harry S. Truman later recalled as he departed New York for the battlefields of France in the spring of 1918. Truman returned a hero, and his service helped set him on the path to the presidency. “‘Heroes or Corpses’: Captain Truman in World War I” tells the captivating story of...

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Moms FREE Monday: Paradise Park

Paradise Park

May 21, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018 @ 9:30 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Monday.

Moms receive a FREE admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.) The children's edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous...

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Around Since the Dinosaurs

Mid-Continent Public Library

May 21, 2018 - Jul 17, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

They might not be exactly the same as their ancestors, but some of the animal species we know today definitely shared the world with dinosaurs. Discover how bats, fish, opossums, turtles, crayfish, and others all co-existed with the T-Rex and Hadrosaurids. Ages 8 and up. Registration is required. See dates below: Blue Ridge Branch – Saturday, May 12, 3:00 p.m. Colbern Road Branch –...

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Splash with Me

Lenexa Rec Center

May 21, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

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

Kids can swim, play and become more confident in the water at the Lenexa Rec Center's kiddie pool. Children who are not potty trained must wear a swim diaper and swimsuit. Adult supervision is required.

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Playing for Keeps: The VFW Marble Tournaments, 1947-1962

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

May 21, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Marble playing ruled playgrounds for much of the twentieth century. Requiring only a handful of marbles and a patch of dirt, the game crossed all economic and social barriers. In 1947, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) created a national marble tournament to positively influence young boys and re-engage WWII and Korean War veterans in civilian life. The tournament, an annual event for 14...

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The Three-Dimensional Imagination of Donna Moore

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

May 21, 2018 - Jun 3, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

You may not know who Donna Moore is, but if you grew up in the 1980s and 1990s, there is a good chance you played with one of her soft toys. Based in Kansas City, Moore was one of the most prolific toy designers of the late 20th century and her products were sold all over the world. From the “Crazy Crop” characters for Hallmark to the Beatles John, Paul, George, and Ringo for...

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Amado’s World Music Odyssey

Mid-Continent Public Library

May 21, 2018 - Jul 18, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Let’s go on an adventure from the Arabian Desert down to the Filipino Sea and up to the high plains of Bolivia with Amado’s World Music Odyssey! Learn about musical instruments from around the world including the charango, kulintang, and didgeridoo. Ages 5 and up. Registration is required at mymcpl.org/events. See dates below: Grandview Branch – Saturday, May 19, 2:30 p.m. Smithville...

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Angel Aura Mermaid’s Magical Storytime

Mid-Continent Public Library

May 21, 2018 - Jul 17, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Have you ever met a real-life mermaid? Sail away with mermaid Angel Aura for an hour of magical stories featuring tales from the Islands of Paradise and the amazing sea creatures that call them home. All ages. Registration is required. See dates below: North Independence Branch – Friday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. Lone Jack Branch – Friday, May 25, 10:00 a.m. Woodneath Library Center –...

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