Turkey Time Kansas City

2017 Edition

It’s turkey time, Kansas City! Gobble up loads of fun with these events.

Turkeys in Nature

Burr Oak Woods Nature Center (1401 NW Park Rd., Blue Springs, MO, 816.228.3766, MDC.mo.gov). Admission: FREE. Burr Oak Woods Nature Center is home to wild turkeys, and the bird watching center is a wonderful observation room where families can watch the birds strut and gobble!

Little Acorns: Turkeys Sessions Nov. 8: 10-11am or 1-2pm or Nov. 9: 10-11am at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, 1401 NW Park Rd, Blue Springs. 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Registration required (ages 3-5 with an adult) Gobble gobble! It’s turkey time again! Learn how to walk, talk and gawky like a wild turkey just in time for the big holiday. Register at 816-228-3766.

Turkey Stories

Nature Nuts Storytime Every Saturday at Anita Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO. Sessions: 10am-11am, 11am-12pm, or 1pm-2pm. Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Thanksgiving Fun Nov. 2 at 6:30pm at Mid-Continent Public Library - Blue Springs South, 2220 S. 7 Hwy., Blue Springs, MO. Ages 5 and up. Come to the Library and listen to "Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving." Then make fun, hand-painted turkeys and other Thanksgiving crafts! Ages 5 and up. Registration required.

Thank Goodness for Thanksgiving Nov. 22 at 10:30am at Mid-Continent Public Library - Parkville Branch, 8815 Tom Watson Pkwy., Parkville, MO. Capture the spirit of Thanksgiving with family stories of turkey and pie and all things edible. All ages. Registration required.

 Turkey Fun & Games

Turkey Bowling Nov. 11 from 2-4pm at Line Creek Community Center and Ice Arena, 5940 NW Waukomis Drive, Kansas City, MO. Enjoy some bowling on ice — with a turkey! Participants will compete to knock down the most bowling pins with a frozen turkey. The winners will be awarded a free turkey for their Thanksgiving feast or other great prizes! Admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item to Harvesters. Skate Rental $2.

Turkey Trails 5k/10k Nov. 18 starting at 8am at Waterfall Park at Bass Pro, 18001 Bass Pro Dr., Independence, MO. Participate in the annual Turkey Trails 5k and 10k at Bass Pro Waterfall Park. The Turkey Trails is a Thanksgiving-themed run that is perfect for the whole family. The fun includes a costume contest, free kids dash, great post race food, and plenty of fun activities and vendors! You are not going to want to miss this one. Don’t forget to bring your new and gently used coats and blankets to packet pickup or race day to benefit Project Warmth!

Kansas City Turkey Trot Nov. 23 at 9am at Arrowhead Stadium, 1 Arrowhead Drive, Kansas City, MO. The Turkey Trot is coming to Kansas City! Come out on Thanksgiving day for an 8K/5K run and walk! All participants receive a warm fleece and cinnamon rolls at the finish line!

Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk Nov. 23 at 9am at East side of the Ward Parkway Center, 85 St. and Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO. $12 for Kids Fun Run, $29 for 5K $39 for 10K through 10/23/17. 8163995330. Kick off your Thanksgiving Day celebration with a great morning run with friends and family. All participants receive a long sleeve thermal race shirt and a 6 inch pumpkin pie!

 Turkey Crafts

FREE Quirky Turkey Craft Nov. 18 from 11am -3pm at Lakeshore Learning Store, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS. Ages 3+.  Lakeshore Learning Stores provide fun, free crafts every Saturday from 11am to 3pm. On November 18, you're invited to make a quirky turkey craft.

Creative Storytime Ceramic Cafe, 9510 Nall, Overland Park, KS. 11/3, 11/7, 11/10 AT 10:30am: Story A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting craft - Turkey handprint plate or mug.




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