Opening Day: Pools & Spraygrounds

May 26, 2012 9:00 AM

KCMO Parks & Rec major pools & spraygrounds are open for the season!

Kansas City , MO

For more information:
Telephone: 816-350-2628
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May 26 – September 3: Beach Season
May 29 – June 8 | 3-7 p.m.
June 11 – August 10 | 1-7 p.m.
August 13 – August 17 | 3-7 p.m.
August 18 – September 3 | Open Weekends Only

WEEKEND & HOLIDAY HOURS | 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Longview Beach closed Sunday, August 19 for Jackson County Triathlon

Cost: Adults $5, Children/Seniors $3 – Family Passes Available.

Longview and Blue Spring Beaches, Longview Park and Fleming Park
, MO

For more information:
Telephone: 816-503-4876
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Powell Observatory Stargazing Program

May 05, 2012 – Oct 27, 2012 8:00 PM

Powell Observatory was built in 1984 by club members, and is located about 25 miles south of Kansas City in Lewis Young Park, just north of Louisburg, Kansas. At this location skies are much darker than in the city. Powell Observatory has one of the largest telescopes open to the public in a five state area. The Ruisinger Telescope is a newtonian with a 30" diameter mirror. In addition to the 30", the observatory has a 16" & 12.5" telescope available for viewing. Public programs are every Saturday night, from May through October. Read our Review of Powell Observatory.

Programs begin at dusk and include a talk on astronomy, a tour of the observatory, and (if skies are clear) viewing through various telescopes of the moon planets and stars.
Reservations are not required.

2012 Public Program Schedule
May 5 Venus Transit 8:00 p.m.
May 12 Mars ‐ 2012 8:00 p.m.
May 19 Galaxies Galore 8:30 p.m.
May 26 Our Amazing Moon 8:30 p.m.
June 2 Life Beyond Earth 8:30 p.m.
June 9 Tonight’s Stars and Planets 8:30 p.m.
June 16 Are We Alone? 8:30 p.m.
June 23 What’s Up Overhead 8:30 p.m.
June 30 Mars ‐ 2012 8:30 p.m.
July 7 Sounds of Space 8:30 p.m.
July 14 Our Amazing Moon 8:30 p.m.
July 21 Is There Life Out There? 8:30 p.m.
July 28 Tonight’s Stars and Planets 8:30 p.m.
Aug 4 Are We Alone? 8:30 p.m.
Aug 11 Planet Quest 8:30 p.m.
Aug 18 Mars ‐ 2012 8:00 p.m.
Aug 25 Strange Satellites 8:00 p.m.
Sept 1 Our Amazing Moon 8:00 p.m.
Sept 8 A Pragmatic Look at ET Life 8:00 p.m.
Sept 15 Tonight’s Stars and Planets 7:30 p.m.
Sept 22 Are We Alone? 7:30 p.m.
Sept 29 From Firelight to Galactic Light 7:00 p.m.
Oct 6 Mars ‐ 2012 7:00 p.m.
Oct 13 Spooky Skies 7:00 p.m.
Oct 20 Our Amazing Moon 7:00 p.m.
Oct 27 Is There Life Out There? 7:00 p.m.

Driving directions to Powell Observatory:

Powell Observatory is a 30‐minute drive south of Overland Park Kansas, on Highway 69. Take Highway 69 south to the Louisburg exit (Highway 68). Turn left (east) and go to Broadway Street at the center of town (Casey’s store is on the corner). Turn left (north) and go until you come to a T intersection at 271st Street. Turn left (west) and continue until you drive under Highway 69. Take the first right (north
on Jingo road. One‐half mile north, Jingo road curves left (west) into Lewis Young Park. Follow the road past the tree line. The Observatory is on the left. Parking is located on the north side of the road. Please dim, or turn off, your head‐lights when approaching the observatory. Let your eyes adjust to the dark. Please dress warmly, and bring a red flashlight if you have one, as this will help preserve your night vision. No white light please!

Cost: The ASKC is a non‐profit organization. We ask for a suggested donation of $6.00

Powell Observatory
10297 W. 263rd St
Louisburg, KS

For more information:
Telephone: 913-837-5305
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Ice Cream Truck Build
Lowe’s Build & Grow Stores Nationwide
Saturday, May 26th
10 am – 11 am
Cost: FREE

Stomp with the Dinosaurs!

Crown Center’s BRAND NEW FREE Children’s Exhibit Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ debuts Memorial Day Weekend! Enjoy it through Sept. 9. Open during Crown Center shopping hours. 816.274.8444. Created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum, this interactive traveling exhibit transports visitors back in time to when the dinosaurs last roamed the earth. Encounter realistic, fully touchable dinosaurs, including a Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops. At the Big Dig, children unearth fossils and identify them in the Field Research Station. See a smoldering volcano, dinosaur puzzles, an “icy” slide and prehistoric cave. At the photo kiosk, visitors can take a photo with a dinosaur and email a digital postcard to family

Kansas City Symphony presents Celebration at the Station—so sad this is free on Sunday L

Dates: Sun., May 27 | Location: Crown Center Area | Venue: Union Station, 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

The largest FREE Memorial Day Weekend event in the Midwest. The Kansas City Symphony, led by Music Director Michael Stern, perform patriotic favorites against the backdrop of Kansas City’s historic Union Station and concludes with blazing fireworks …

Admission: FREE
Type: Concerts,Free Events,Music & Dance,Top Events

  • Memorial Day Ceremony – conducted by the Clay-Ray Veterans. Admission: FREE. American Legion, 208 Veteran’s Memorial Dr., Excelsior Springs, MO 64024, Phone: 816-630-7711