Here is a list of some free things happening this weekend. This list is a compilation of events listed at and

Trucks and Big Rigs for Kids (The Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee Mission, KS 66219, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) Did you ever wonder what the inside of that big rig or tractor looks like? Bring your little one out to the park to meet and greet trucks, tractors, construction, and city vehicles up close. Crawl, climb, and sit in the driver’s seat with the real life operators of these vehicles. While this is a free event, monetary donations will be accepted at the gate and will benefit JCPRD’s Special Populations and Special Olympics programs.

· TimberRidge Adventure Center Open House

· Apr 21, 2012 9:00 AM

· If you have not seen TimberRidge Adventure Center yet, now is your chance! During our annual Open House there are several activities for you and your family or group to enjoy: canoeing, kayaking, pedal boating, hiking, BB gun shooting, and archery. Participants need to be eight years or older for the BB gun and archery range activities. All ages are welcome to participate in the Family Fun Treasure Hunt from 11 am – 2 pm. Catch and release fishing is also available, however participants age 16 and older are required to have Kansas fishing license. Licenses will not be sold on site. Cops n’ Bobbers will be on site with poles and bait available for use or you may bring your own. Guided tours of the challenge course will be available. Visit and see all the programs and amenities that TimberRidge has to offer. There’s also a chance to experience the Hawk’s Nest Climbing Tower! An open climbing event for interested parties ages 12 and older will be held. Climbers will need to pre-register as space is limited. Climbing participants are required to complete medical and liability releases prior to participating. Children under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian’s signature. Climbing enrollment is limited to 40 people. To register call (913) 856-8849.

· Cost: Free

· Where?
TimberRidge Adventure Center
33015 W. 123rd Street
Olathe, KS 66061

· For more information:
Sponsor: Johnson County Park & Recreation District
Telephone: 913-856-8849

· Flights Of Fancy MEGA Kite Festival

· Apr 21, 2012 10:00 AM

· MCC-Longview Flights of Fancy features dazzling mega kite displays by the Kansas City Kite Club on the picturesque lawn of the MCC-Longviewcampus. It is the only event of its kind in the region. Throughout Kansas City, individuals and families alike are making MCC-Longview Flights of Fancy "a definite" on their Spring calendar.

· Cost: FREE

· Where?
MCC – Longview
500 SW Longview Rd
Lee’s Summit, MO