9:00 AM Here are some things happening today in the area….some closer than others but all free. If you are up for an adventure with the family-see if there is something that can spark their interest too and go make a memory! 🙂  Special thanks to www.kcparent.com and  www.visitkc.com for all events listed.
Open House: TimberRidge Adventure Center

Apr 27, 2013 9:00 AM

If you have not seen TimberRidge Adventure Center yet, now is your chance! During our annual Open House, choose from several activities: canoeing, kayaking,pedal boating, hiking, BB-gun shooting, and archery, Catch & release fishing 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. Experience the Hawk’s Nest Climbing Tower! An open climbing event for interested parties ages 12 and older. 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 a parent or guardian’s signature. Climbing enrollment limited to 40 people.

To register call (913) 856-8849

Climbing Tower Open 9 am to Noon
(pre-registration required for climbing tower)

Timber Ridge Adventure Center
12300 S Homestead Ln
Olathe, KS

For more information:
Telephone: 913-856-8849

10:00 AM Earth Day

Apr 27, 2013 10:00 AM

Our theme for 2013 is “Wildlife in Swope Park”. Come to the center to learn, watch a puppet show from StoneLion Puppets, make something to take home and see our wildlife stars.
Call (816) 513-8960 or e-mail us at folnc for more information.

Lakeside Nature Center
4701 East Gregory Boulevard
Kansas City, MO

11:00 AM Atkins-Johnson Farm And Museum Grand Opening

Apr 27, 2013 11:00 AM

The City of Gladstone’s first historic preservation project opens Saturday April 27th to the general public for the first time. Visitors are welcomed to come and bring the family as the farmhouse shows off its rich history accompanied by “Farm Life: A Century of Change for Farm Families and their Neighbors” a special traveling exhibit from the Chippewa Valley Museum. Shop the museum gift shop, walk the grounds, and experience Gladstone’s historic retreat. Admission is FREE 4/27/2013 only!

Atkins-Johnson Farm
6607 NE Antioch Rd.
Gladstone, MO

1:00 PM Art + Family = FUN

Jan 05, 2013 – Dec 29, 2013 1:00 PM

Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. for FREE activities for all ages!

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak
Kansas City, MO

For more information:
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6th Annual Chalk Walk

Dates: Apr. 27-28 | Location: Northeast | Venue: The Concourse in Kessler Park, 200 South Benton Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

5th Annual Chalk Walk

This FREE, family-friendly event–in the tradition of European 16th Century street painting–transforms the dull, grey concrete sidewalks of Concourse Park into colorful, pastel pathways. Kids and parents will join local, amateur and practicing artis…

Admission: FREE
Type: Free Events,Special Events,Top Events

May Day Celebration-I’m a sucker for the maypole. I realize this is kind of far away and i probably won’t go but it looks fun! 🙂

Dates: Sat., Apr. 27 | Location: Southwest | Venue: Lanesfield School Historic Site, 18745 S. Dillie Rd, Edgerton KS 66021

May Day at Lanesfield School re-creates a typical May Day celebration in a rural community at the beginning of the 20th century. Visitors can dance around the Maypole, make a May Day basket, enjoy refreshments, and listen to traditional Celtic music…

Admission: FREE
Type: Free Events,Special Events