09/01/2014 - 09/29/2014
Every Monday our friends at Pie 5 Pizza donate 5 percent of their sales to Children’s Mercy. Enjoy a night out for some great pizza and help this local hospital. PieFivePizza.com
The free family evening of entertainment and Centennial Kickoff to commemorate 100 years include live music concert, “Union Station Revealed” a breathtaking outdoor digital show with spectacular fireworks finale.
Lenexa was hailed as the “Spinach Capital of the World” during the 1930s. Celebrate that history at this fun, family-oriented event, a fun-filled day of food, music, entertainment, arts and antique vendors. Lenexa.org.
Suicide Awareness Survivor Support Missouri-Kansas (SASS-MoKan) will hold its 11th Annual Remembrance Walk at Loose Park, (51st & Wornall). This community walk is for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one to a traumatic death. SASS-MoKan.com.
Off Center Theatre, Level 3. If you missed Musical Monday, or just want to enjoy a second straight night of great music, this is the event for you. Featuring some of the finest voices in Kansas City. Reservations required. 816.545.6000 or MTHKC.com.
09/10/2014 - 09/14/2014
Presenting Built To Amaze!, an extraordinarily engineered circus experience where children of all ages find out what it takes to build The Greatest Show On Earth. High-energy, high-jinx and hilarity is ready to be transported by colorful circus machinery and unleashed from shipping crates right before the audience’s eyes. $15 SprintCenter.com
Join Kansas City area friends of scouting for the Scout Strong Challenge 5K and half marathon. Scouts of all ages are welcome, as well as athletes looking for a flat course and a personal best time. Race start time is 7:30 a.m. Learn more at ScoutStrongChallenge.org.
Dreaming is the first step to making it happen. Get ready to step out and support the Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City at this Event. UnityVillage.org/TowerRun
Rain or shine, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Door prizes, special events, awards. Registration limited. Merriam Marketplace, 5740 Merriam Drive. More info at 913.322.5550.
09/19/2014 - 09/20/2014
The 11th Annual Mission Arts & Eats Festival & 7th Annual Battle of the Brisket a at the Sylvester Powell, Jr. Community Center, 6200 Martway in Mission. The festival is a fun-filled two-day event offering a variety of activities and entertainment for the entire family. MissionCVB.org.
Your $1 donation benefits Shawnee Town 1929 and gives you access to 100 vendors, great arts and crafts, raffles, music, tours and much more. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ShawneeTown.org.
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Register for the Kansas City Get Your Rear in Gear® 5K Run/Walk to help raise funds for colon cancer awareness efforts in the Kansas City area. Monies raised will stay in our community, helping with prevention, early detection and treatment, and healthy living projects for this disease. At Legends Outlets. GetYourRearInGear.com
This sand volleyball tournament is a benefit for Paws 4 Autism Lee’s Summit, a local nonprofit whose mission is to bring Autism Service Dogs and related services to children who demonstrate autism spectrum behaviors. Play begins at 10 a.m.
Kids’ activities, free blood-pressure checks, flu shots (based on availability, age 10 years and older), cooking demonstrations, food trucks and more. From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m at 10500 Quivira Rd., OP, KS 66213.
09/23/2014 - 10/19/2014
The Coterie, Level 1. With keen intensity and uplifting songs of the period, a dynamic cast reveals this compelling story of Rosa Parks, a black, upstanding citizen of the community, refuses to give up her seat to a white man. 816.474.6552 or TheCoterie.org.
OVERLAND PARK CONVENTION CENTER
The event celebrates district excellence and features Shawnee Mission School District Superintendent Dr. Jim Hinson as he delivers the State of the District Address. Individual reservations $40 at SMEF.org or call 913.993.9360.
VARIOUS METRO MUSEUMS
Local museums join museums nationwide in SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE’s annual Museum Day Live! Event, opening their doors to the public for free. Tickets at SmithsonianMag.com/MuseumDay/Tickets.
09/27/2014 - 09/28/2014
Thoughts turn to Ciderfest Festivities as soon as the leaves begin turning red and gold! Louisburg Cider Mill brings you some good old fashioned apple cider fun. The first course of the Ciderfest is watching how apples are freshly pressed into 100 percent pure apple cider. Many other fun activities, too. LouisburgCiderMill.com
The Run’s half-marathon and 5K events will start and finish in Prairiefire at 135th Street and Nall Avenue. The run, managed by Ultramax Sports, is designed to positively impact women’s lives by celebrating friendship, health and fitness. To register and learn more visit GoGirlRun.com.
This benefit to support the work and mission of Canine Companions for Independence takes place from 5-8 p.m. at McCarthy Morse Chevrolet, 9201 Metcalf, Overland Park. Admission $10. Wine Flight $25 (includes admission and three glasses of wine) Joe Lauria from Channel 4 will emcee. The event will include light finger food, wine tasting and a silent and live auction.