Here is a list of free or mostly free events happening in the area.  This list is a compilation of events posted at,, and  Thanks to these sites for their info.


If you are hoping to go to a fish fry…here is a link to all the fishfry s taking place at various churches in the area.

Known and Unknown” by Donald Rumsfeld

Dates: Fri., Feb. 24 3 pm| Location: East | Venue: Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, 500 W Hwy. 24, Independence, MO 64050


Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will share memories and insights from his half-century career in American politics. His memoir, “Known and Unknown,” traces that career from Rumsfeld’s first political job on Capitol Hill during the Eisen…

Admission: FREE
Type: Special Events


FREE Family Fun Night: The Smurfs

Event Date/Time Feb 24, 2012
5:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Description Free Family Fun Night has something for everyone. Family activities include: a movie, open swimming, arts & crafts, video games & the Indoor Playground. All Ages. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

2/24 Movie: “The Smurfs”
Do Something Nice for Someone. Bring a NEW friend with you to FFFN and both will be entered in a drawing for 1 Free Class at SPJCC (1 Free Class = max value of $40).

Location Sylvester Powell Community Center
6200 Martway
Mission, KS
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Cat in the Hat Comes Back

Event Date/Time Feb 25, 2012
2:00 pm until 3:00 pm
Description Every year, without fail, that “Cat” returns to tell his tales.  He loves to read, he loves to act, that is why he’ll be back! Will he read high up in a tree? No, he’ll read at the library! He’ll make you smile, he’ll make you laugh. You’ll probably want his autograph! So, come on in, sit on a rug, and make sure you bring your shutterbug. Celebrate Seuss!
Location Lee’s Summit Branch: Mid-Continent Public Libraries
150 NW Oldham Pkwy
Lee’s Summit, MO
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Mother Nature Reads

Feb 25, 2012 – Dec 29, 2012

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

Each Saturday morning at ten, children of all ages join Mother Nature’s representative in the Nature Center’s library area.  They hear a story, learn ‘cool facts’ about the animal of the month and make something to take home.  Sometimes the animal of the month is a resident of the center and is used in a short interpretative program.  Other times, the…

Bridal Open House

Dates: Sat., Feb. 25 | Location: East | Venue: Adams Pointe Conference Center & Courtyard by Marriott, 1400 NE Coronado Dr., Blue Springs, MO 64014

Come and experience what Adams Pointe Conference Center has to offer. Located just east of downtown Kansas City in Blue Springs, Missouri, the Adams Pointe Conference Center has all the amenities and services to meet your wedding day needs. …

Admission: FREE
Type: Special Events


Family Fun Day at the Nelson-Atkins Museum (KCMO) – 1pm to 4pm/Saturday & Sunday. Enjoy informal looking & hands-on activities in the galleries. This week: Northwest American Indian Galleries

The World’s Greatest Rock ‘N Roll Dueling Piano Show

Dates: Ongoing | Location: Downtown Area | Venue: Howl at the Moon, 1334 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64106


Howl at the Moon, “The World’s Greatest Rock ‘N Roll Dueling Piano Show”, is partying 5 nights a week in the heart of Downtown at the Kansas City Power and Light District. Howl at the Moon’s talented musicians will have you singing and clapping alo…

Admission: No Cover
Type: Nightlife,Ongoing

Celebrate Dr. Suess’s 75th Birthday
Independence Center
Saturday, February 25th
11 am – 1 pm
Cost: Free

Cat in the Hat Comes Back
Lee’s Summit Branch: Mid-Continent Public Libraries, 150 NW Oldham Pkwy
Saturday, February 25th
2 pm – 3 pm
Cost: Free

Read Across America: The Lorax
Target Stores Nationwide
Saturday, February 25th
9 am – 11 am
Cost: Free
Available at participating locations

Rumblin’ Race Car Project
Lowe’s Stores Nationwide
Saturday, February 25th
10 am – 11 am
Cost: Free
Registration is required

Taste of Leavenworth

Dates: Sat., Feb. 25 | Location: Northwest | Venue: Leavenworth Plaza, 3400 S 4th St., Leavenworth, KS 66048

50s Skate Night-I wish this weren’t on Sunday—this would make a great date!

Event Date/Time Jan 8, 2012 to May 27, 2012
7:00 pm until 9:00 pm

This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

Description  Enjoy 50s Music and Only 50-cents to get in
and 50-cents skate rental!
Cost 50cent/admission and 50cent/skate rental
Location B & D South
13903 E. Noland Court
Independence, MO
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Additional Info
Phone 816-252-1084



KCPT Skate with Clifford-this is actually on Monday–if you are really into CLIFFORD_-this may be an event for you!
Skate with Clifford the Big Red Dog from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission and skate rental fees during that time are donated to KCPT. Regular admission is $6, or free for adults over age 60 and children age four and under. Skate rental is $3, or skaters may bring their own.
Date: Monday, February 27
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Crown Center Ice Terrace
Phone: 816-274-8411

Animal Tales & Trails Exhibit

Feb 24, 2012 – Apr 29, 2012

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

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. A reading area will feature many animal storybooks. Open during Crown Center shopping hours

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