Read the March 2015 Issue of Johnson County Lifestyle!

Calendar of Events


11/01/2014 - 04/30/2015


Xtreme BUGS are marchin’, crawlin’ and flyin’ into Union Station! This larger-than-life exhibition will host more than 100 giant insect and fun, hands-on activities for the whole family. Get up close and personal with these massive, moving insects and arthropods and discover their amazing talents, unique behaviors and strange survival strategies!

Ice Skating

02/01/2015 - 03/08/2015

Crown Center Square
Kansas City’s only public outdoor ice skating rink is open for its 42nd season of great skating fun. Regular admission is $6, or complimentary for those over age 60 and children age 4 and under. Skate rental is $3, or skaters may bring their own.

Blue Valley Middle School Presents Aladdin Jr.

03/05/2015 - 03/06/2015

Come see Blue Valley Middle School’s production of Aladdin Jr! March 5-6, 7:00 PM. Tickets $5.



Village Presbyterian Church
Sam Burchfield’s soulful vocals and folk-influenced lyrics combine with a foundation in southern blues and funk to produce an exciting sound from this up-and-coming musician.  He recently auditioned for American Idol and was chosen to go to Hollywood.  VPC is partnering with Shawnee Mission East’s Coalition Club to sponsor this free concert. 7 p.m.

Great Plains SPCA Pawtini


Midland Theater
Our party-animal shelter pets have their spiked collars ready as we set out to raise $400,000 for pets served by Great Plains SPCA. The evening will feature non-stop live entertainment, a silent and live auction, photo booth, and more. All proceeds benefit the 35,000 pets served by Great Plains SPCA annually.

Cooking Class: Traditional St Patrick’s Dinner


Hawthorne Plaza
Our friends at the Olive Tree started classes with Duane last March and their Irish dinner was so popular, they are doing it again. The menu includes mussels steamed in Guinness, Irish stew, champ (potatoes & spring onions), Bailey’s bread pudding and skinny ginger Irish whiskey cocktail. 6 – 9 p.m. $45

Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service


Overland Park
You are invited to The Presbyterian Church of Stanley at 7 p.m. Seven passages of scripture and traditional choral music create the setting for Christ’s impending crucifixion. Join us as we prepare for the ultimate sacrifice and anticipated resurrection of Jesus Christ. Childcare is provided for this community event.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Science City


Union Station
Science City is hosting their second annual Easter Eggstravaganza from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Guests will be invited to hunt more than 3,000 eggs, color Easter eggs, make Easter projects in the Maker Studio, participate in an Easter egg drop, take their photo with the Easter Bunny and more. Price includes all day Science City admission $13.50 Adults / $11.50 Child.

Funny Bunny 5K & Autism Egg Hunts


Unity Village
Paws 4 Autism kicks off Kansas City’s Autism Awareness & Acceptance month with a fun event for both families and dog lovers alike. There will be two egg-hunting fields, one for kids with special needs and their ‘buddy,’ and a separate field for our four legged friends.

Stepping Stones Gala


Overland Park
Friends of Infant Toddler Services of Johnson County invites you to the 13th Annual Stepping Stones Benefit Gala at the Overland Park Sheraton.  The event includes live and silent auctions, cocktails and dinner. Sponsorship opportunities available. All proceeds benefit early intervention therapy services for the children served by Infant Toddler Services of Johnson County. Reserve your seats or sponsorship by visiting our website or call 913.432.2900×124.

Masks for Aid


Nelson-Atkins Museum
The visual and performing arts come together to raise funds to support Kansas City area head and neck cancer patients in financial need. The event features an original performance by Quixotic Fusion, unique works of art created by artists Lisa Lala, Peregrine Honig, Matt Dehaemers, Emily Connell and others, and lavish hors d’oeuvres buffet. Benefits HNC Living Foundation. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Tickets $150. 913.402.6028