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September by the Numbers

September by the Numbers

Kansas City history and trivia for the month of September.
Seven Tips for Saving Money on Birthday Gifts

Seven Tips for Saving Money on Birthday Gifts

For many families, one part of birthdays is buying presents. Going overboard buying gifts is easy, and many parents are looking for ways to reign in birthday spending. Here are some tips from metro parents on how to slow your family’s spending at birthday time.
August by the Numbers

August by the Numbers

Fun facts and Kansas City trivia for the month of August.
Shopping for shoeboxes

Shopping for shoeboxes

Operation Christmas Child, a project of nonprofit Samaritan’s Purse, provides shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for children around the world. National collection week is always the week before Thanksgiving, Nov. 13-20 this year. Last year, OCC collected about 11.5 million shoebox gifts that went to more than 100 nations worldwide.
July by the Numbers

July by the Numbers

Kansas City trivia and fast facts for the month of July.
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Review: Disney on Ice

Review: Disney on Ice "Dream Big"

Disney has done it again. From pixie dust to pyrotechnics the newest Disney on Ice show, Dream Big, delivers a magical experience sure to please everyone in your crew from boys and girls, young and old alike.
A Fabulous Fall – Kansas City Style

A Fabulous Fall – Kansas City Style

Fall is the perfect time to create a family bucket list, your wish list of fun things for enjoying the season’s signatures.
Tips for the Best Day at the Pumpkin Patch

Tips for the Best Day at the Pumpkin Patch

With so many local patches to choose from, and so many activities to enjoy, how do you make the most of the fun?
Four Fall Fun Ideas for Free in KC

Four Fall Fun Ideas for Free in KC

Save money with these free outings.
Best of September

Best of September

Celebrate autumn with apples, pumpkins, the American Royal and Fall Festivals for the entire Family. Discover our Top Picks for Family Fun in September as Kansas City welcomes apples, train rides, Disney on Ice and more!
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Upcoming Holiday Events

  • The Great Pumpkin Fest at Worlds of Fun

    2017.09.16

    Join us at Worlds of Fun for the ultimate fall festival - The Great Pumpkin Fest! This family-friendly event is all treats and no tricks and...

  • Teen Minecraft & Gaming

    2017.09.26

    Enjoy playing Minecraft and video games? Join other gamers in 6th - 12th grades at the Olathe Downtown Library to play Minecraft and other video...

  • Boo-tifully Sculpted Scene

    2017.09.30

    Work with tissue paper and Model Magic to create a fall scene with a mini tree, hand-sculpted ghost, and pumpkins mounted on a base for holiday...

  • Tricks and Treats: Magic with Eric Vaughn

    2017.10.07

    Halloween has never had so many creepy tricks or brain-teasing treats as magician Eric Vaughn opens his bagful of...

  • Hoots and Howls

    2017.10.07

    Join us the first three weekends of October for some spooky, not scary, activities and entertainment.  Hoots and Howls is packed with fun...

  • Boo-tifully Sculpted Scene

    2017.10.12

    Work with tissue paper and Model Magic to create a fall scene with a mini tree, hand-sculpted ghost, and pumpkins mounted on a base for holiday...

  • Middle School Teen Night (sponsored by Lee's Summit CARES)

    2017.10.13

    It's a fright night at Paradise Park filled with thrills and chills! Zombies have invaded and your mission is to destroy them all. For only $15,...

  • Pony Express PumpkinFest

    2017.10.13

    Pony Express PumpkinFest is an annual family arts festival held every year during the second full weekend in October. This free family arts...

  • Boston Boo

    2017.10.14

    MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue is hosting its annual Boston Boo on Saturday, October 14th from 1pm to 3pm at Bentley's Pet Stuff at...

  • Boo-tifully Sculpted Scene

    2017.10.16

    Work with tissue paper and Model Magic to create a fall scene with a mini tree, hand-sculpted ghost, and pumpkins mounted on a base for holiday...

  • Not-So-Scary Stories

    2017.10.19

    Jim Wallen will delight and scare you. You'll not want to miss this dynamic story teller in this season of stories. Fun for families who have young...

  • Trick-or-Cache at Antioch Park - three sessions!

    2017.10.20

    Try out a new family activity this Halloween! Search for caches filled with candy and trinkets hidden around Antioch Park using Global Positioning...

  • Ghost Tours at the Wornall House

    2017.10.20

    Wornall House Ghost Tours October 20, 21, 27, 28 Tours leave every 15 minutes from 6:30-8:30 PM A mysterious voice. A shadowy figure in the...

  • Glow: A Jack O’ Lantern Festival

    2017.10.20

    This spooktacular annual festival features a one-mile path of 750 expertly carved jack-o-lanterns. Thousands of visitors to the weekend-long...

  • Not-So-Scary Halloween Show

    2017.10.21

    It's fun. It's funny. It's Halloween. Join Dinosaur O'Dell and the gang as we jam our way through some great tunes and a not-so-scary Halloween...

  • Halloween Happening

    2017.10.21

    "On Halloween what do we do? We don’t say Hi, We say BOO!" Join us for the biggest pre-Halloween Party in Merriam. Costume Contest, nine hole...

  • Pumpkins on Parade

    2017.10.21

    The 8th Annual Pumpkins on Parade, sponsored by the Raytown Three Trails Kiwanis, is a free community event where the trails of Cave Spring Park...

  • Haunted Kansas at Ernie Miller Park

    2017.10.21

    As darkness falls, walk through the trails of Ernie Miller Park and listen to the stories of long ago. Characters from the past will share legends...

  • Fright Night at Shoal Creek

    2017.10.21

    Scares and frights at every turn throughout the log cabins, homes, wooded and surrounding areas.  Not recommended for those with serious...

  • 4TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN CAMPOUT

    2017.10.21

    Bring the family camping and enjoy the park’s Halloween campout. Activities will include the spookiest campsite contest, a K-9 costume...


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