Here is a list of some of the things that are going on this weekend in the KC Metro area. This list is compiled from events listed @ www.visitkc.co and www.kcparent.com . Thanks to these sites for their info!

 Stickermania & Storytelling (25th Anniversary Celebration)
Disney Stores Nationwide
Saturday, March 24th
10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: FREE

“The Art and Marionettes of Robert Leroy Smith”

Dates: Sep. 1, 2011-Jul. 25, 2012 | Location: East | Venue: Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E Winner Rd., Independence, MO 64052

The Puppetry Arts Institute proudly presents The Art and Marionettes of Robert Leroy Smith. Exhibit includes beautiful carved wood marionettes and a display of serigraphs and etchings created by Robert Leroy Smith, some of which is available for pur…

Admission: Adults $3 Children 16 & under $1.50
Type: Exhibits

Plaza Bunnies & Wonderland Animals

Mar 23, 2012 – Apr 9, 2012

The Country Club Plaza makes its annual transformation into an Easter Wonderland on Friday, March 16, 2012. The popular Plaza tradition brings colorful, larger-than-life bunnies and other springtime animals to the Plaza’s courtyards and street corners this spring. Mermaid and Pomona Courtyards, on the west side of Eddie Bauer, are home to a lively collection of animals for children to…

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Moms Shop. Kids Play.

Event Date/Time Mar 10, 2012 to Mar 25, 2012
Description Moms Shop. Kids PlayMarch 10 – 25, 2012

Kids play in our activity center during Spring Break.

Moms shop and stock up on Spring basics – on sale!

Old Navy Outlet at the Legends

1815 Village West Parkway. Kansas City, KS

913-334-9118

Lowe’s Build ‘n Grow: Carnival Hoops

Mar 24, 2012

From project basics to giving your child the opportunity to say, “I built it!”, our Build and Grow kid’s clinics are a great way to help build confidence! Bring the kids into any Lowe’s store and build a FREE wooden project. Each participant also receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project. Your…

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Kansas City Soap Box Derby – Open House and Free Rookie Days

Event Date/Time Mar 24, 2012 to Apr 14, 2012
12:00 pm until 4:00 pmThis event occurs weekly on Saturday.
Description Kansas City Soap Box Derby –Open House and Free Fun RunsKansas City, Missouri – March 12, 2012

The Kansas City Soap Box Derby will kick off the 2012 racing season with Open House dates on March 24, 2012 and April 14, 2012 (rain dates March 25, 2012 and April 15, 2012) for kids ages 7-20.

Join us for our free fun runs and earn a Soap Box Derby driver’s license. Free concessions and activities — bring your lawn chairs and spend a fun day of racing with us!

Used cars will be available for sale. Current drivers bring your car to all dates and practice for the upcoming race season.

Location: 4600 Eastern Avenue, Kansas City MO

Hours: 12:00pm – 4:00pm CT

Website: http://www.kcsbd.com

Known as the greatest amateur racing event Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program that began in 1934 and has been an organized sport in Kansas City since 1947. Girls and boys ages 7-20 build their gravity powered racers from kits and compete against other racers reaching speeds up to 35 miles an hour on the dedicated track at 4600 Eastern Avenue in Kansas City Missouri. Racers learn the skill of quality workmanship, the thrill of competition, the importance of sportsmanship and the fulfillment of perseverance.

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Mother Nature Reads

Mar 24, 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…

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Blue Springs Art Show

Event Date/Time Mar 24, 2012 to Mar 25, 2012
10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Description Over 100 entries including opaques, photography, drawing, pastels, sculptures and more.
Hours: Saturday 10 – 5, Sunday 11 – 4
Cost FREE
Location Vesper Hall
400 NW Vesper
Blue Springs, MO
Additional Info
Phone 816-228-0137
Website http://www.bluespringsgov.com/CurrentEvents.aspx

Hot Shot Contest

Event Date/Time Mar 24, 2012
9:00 am until 11:30 am
Description Come out and challenge your shooting skills with others! Start time can vary by age. Registration 8:30 am.
Cost FREE
Location Blue Springs Freshman Center
2103 NW Vesper Street
Blue Springs, AL

Wildflower Seedballs

Event Date/Time Mar 24, 2012
2:00 pm until 3:30 pm
Description Why wildflowers? What did the land look like 200 years ago? How have we changed it? What are native plants and why are they good? Learn how using native plants can help the land, and then make wildflower seedballs to take home and plant.
Cost FREE
Location Boardwalk Branch: Mid-Continent Public Libraries
8656 N. Ambassador Drive
Kansas City, MO
Additional Info
Website http://www.mymcpl.org
Ages:: 7 and up

Kansas City’s Passport to Adventure 2012 Kickoff

Event Date/Time Mar 24, 2012
12:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Description Gather your family and start an adventure at the 2012 Kansas City Passport to Adventure Kickoff. Visit booths and discover the treasures of local history, see live animals, and participate in hands-on activities. Then pick up your 2012 Passport to Adventure that you can take to area natural and historical sites and get stamped each time. For more information call (913) 764-7759. Once you have completed the passport, turn it in to any participating site by October 31 to receive a special prize.2012 Participating Sites:

  • Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
  • Battle of Westport Visitor Center and Museum
  • Beanstalk Children’s Garden
  • Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center
  • Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead
  • Ernie Miller Nature Park
  • Fort Osage Historic Site
  • George Owens Nature Park
  • Grinter Place
  • Harris Kearney House 1855
  • John Wornall House Museum
  • Kansas City Museum
  • Kemper Outdoor Education Center
  • Lakeside Nature Center
  • Legler Barn Museum
  • Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historical Site
  • Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary
  • Missouri Town 1855
  • National Agriculture Center & Hall of Fame
  • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
  • Oxford School House
  • Powell Gardens
  • Prairie Oak Nature Center
  • Prairie Park Nature Center, Lawrence
  • Trailside Center
  • Wonderscope Children’s Museum
Cost FREE
Location Bass Pro Shop
18001 Bass Pro Drive
Independence, MO
Additional Info
Phone 913-764-7759

Spring Egg Dive: OPKS

Event Date/Time Mar 24, 2012
8:30 am until 12:00 pm
Description Come join the fun and help find eggs Peter Rabbit hid in our POOL. Dive for special eggs to redeem for big prizes! All kids receive a treat bag stuffed with lots of goodies. Children under six years of age must be accompanied by a swimming adult.Chose from three sessions: 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.
Location Blue Valley Aquatics Center
6545 W. 151st Street
Overland Park, KS
Additional Info
Phone 913-685-6000
Website http://www.bluevalleyrec.org/page/egg_dive.php
Ages:: Ages 2 and up

Puppet Carnivale to Celebrate City Park

Event Date/Time Mar 24, 2012
10:30 am until 2:00 pm
Description Joining with Liberty Parks and Recreation StoneLion will march their amazing Puppet Carnivale of wonder and delight into City Park. Watch the side show for the environment set up and join in the fun. Watch the stilt-walking Green Man juggle endangered species. Step Right up and listen to Mother Earth read your fortune or visit our Circus Train of extinct species, marvel at those that have already gone and see what you can do to help. Crawl into The Tiny Tent Puppet Show to witness an amazing mini event or play the Eco Game Show to win prizes and learn how to help your environment. Join the recycled rhythms junk band. Larger than life puppets will roam among jugglers, stilt walkers, hula hoopers, community information booths and YOU! Join in the fun. Learn about your planet. Visit the Carnivale!

A FREE event rolling into your neighborhood March 24, 2012 from 10:30 – 2 p.m. PARADE starts at 11:00 a.m. so don’t be late! Puppets galore, interactive art for the planet, music and games. City officials will dedicate the new addition to the park at 2 p.m.

Cost FREE
Location City Park
970 S Hwy
Liberty, MO
Additional Info
Ages:: All Ages
link: http://www.stonelionpuppets.org

Camille

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