04/01/2013 - 10/31/2013
when: April 1 through October 31
History buffs must see the grandly restored mansions and rustic log cabins that tell of Independence’s important role in American history, including the Bingham-Waggoner Estate, Jail and Marshal’s Home, Vaile Mansion and Log Courthouse. 800-748-7323 or VisitIndependence.com.
05/24/2013 - 05/25/2013
May 24-26 | Overland Park
The Paul Henson Family YMCA offers this American Red Cross 25- hour training for ages 15 and up. Designed to give participants the basic skills and knowledge needed to be lifeguards in the pool, lake, river, and surf environments: how to guard, anticipate, and prevent problems and take action to help those in danger when necessary, and much more.
May 25 | Crown Center
Spend Memorial Day weekend giggling, wiggling and jiggling with your family to the music and fun at this sixth annual music festival. Fun for all ages! CrownCenter.com
May 25 | KC Zoo
It’s a terrific tale! Zoo Docents will share engaging stories about their favorite animals and exhibits using amazing biofacts. These docents are ready for your most pressing zoo-related questions. Activities are included in regular admission; free to Friends of the Zoo members. KansasCityZoo.org
Simple French Cooking Class
May 25 11 a.m.-1 p.m | LeCreuset, 4549 W. 119th St.
LeCreuset offers cooking classes throughout the month for the opportunity to learn the craft with experts. This month’s Simple French Cooking Class is offered from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $25 per person. Register 913.696.1909.
Hospital Hill Run
June 1 | Crown Center
The 40th running of the oldest race in Kansas City and one of the oldest run half marathons in the country. Recently named one of the top races in the country by Runner’s World magazine. A beautiful course through the heart of our city. Register atHospitalHillRun.com.
Tour de Cure
June 2 | Parkville
The American Diabetes Association’s annual bike ride will begin and end at English Landing Park in Parkville. This is a family-friendly ride with three route lengths so there is something for every cyclist. Join the fun-filled day while supporting the fight to cure diabetes. Main.Diabetes.org
Let’s garnish that
When: June 6, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Gilbert Whitney, & Co., Independence Square
This class will teach you how to bring your dish presentation up to the next level. Learn to create garnishes to set the scene and to complete a beautiful dish. Each student will go home with the tools they need to garnish in style. Pre-register. 816.836.0567
Dog and Pony Show
When: June 7, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Ritz Charles, Overland Park
The Mid-America Saddlebred Horse Club is teaming up with Canine Companions for Independence to provide a fun, upbeat evening to benefit Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs. Event starts with a Saddlebred Horse exhibition followed by cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a 4-course meal and fashion show including the latest doggie attire. $75 per person. 816.803.0036.