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Sunday, March 5, 2017

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Sun, March 5th - 2:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Family Series: Around the World in 80 Days
Kansas City Symphony Family Series: Around the World in 80 Days

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor Join Phileas Fogg as he sets sail on massive steamer ships, boards lightning-fast locomotives and hops on an elephant for a frantic race to the finish line in this near-impossible challenge. The Kansas City Symphony and local theatre artist Alex Espy present this world premiere adaptation, bringing Jules Verne’s enduring classic to life through inventive staging and storytelling, puppetry and a specially curated collection of symphonic favorites. Join us for the adventure of a lifetime! Tickets start at $20 for adults and $10 for children. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sun, March 5th - 2:00pm

 
Sun, March 5th - 2:00pm
"The Sorcerer" Opera
"The Sorcerer" Opera

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Description: Join us for “The Sorcerer” written by Gilbert & Sullivan to be performed on March 4th at 7.30pm and March 5th at 2pm in Richardson Performing Arts Center on the Southwestern College campus. Reservations and questions can be directed to cms@sckans.edu or calling 620-229-6188. The Sorcerer debuted in 1877 and is a comic story following two lovers by the names of Alexis and Aline in their pursuit of unconditional love and adoration. To ensure that Aline truly reciprocates his feelings, Alexis hires a sorcerer to secretly distribute a love potion to the entire town of Ploverleigh. After a momentary slumber, the village awakens, resulting in utter chaos as each citizen instantly falls in love with the wrong person. The production will feature three professional opera singers in residence at Southwestern College. Our leading lady for the production, Alyssa Toepfer, has been deemed a soprano with "unbridled dexterity"(Kansas City Star) and "creamy warmth" (KC Independent). She has been seen professionally with Wichita Grand Opera, Lawrence Opera Theatre, Kansas City Civic Opera, and Sounds of South Dakota. Our title role will be sung by tenor, Kenneth Clymer, a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and winner of the Dallas-Fort Worth Division NATS Competition. He has also been seen with Wichita Grand Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and the Bay Area Summer Opera Theatre Institute. Lastly, tenor Dylan Moore will perform the role of Alexis. Moore has been seen professionally with Wichita Grand Opera as a cover and chorus member, receiving his first role as Nepomuc in The Grand Duchess in October 2015. The production is directed by Southwestern College alumnus, Anna Rosell, who was an intern with Santa Fe Opera in Summer 2016. The performance will also feature seasoned local and regional singers in the principal roles. These include Charles McKinzie, Deanne Fort, Ben Rivers, Hannah Shelley, Jasmine Jackson, and Erin Buster. Stephen Gehly and William Wade will also join the cast as the Page and the God, Arhimanes. The Community Music School will also have a full chorus and orchestra to complete the operatic experience for any type of opera goer. Whether it is your first time or your thousandth time, The Sorcerer is certainly a must-see event of the season. For ticket reservations or questions regarding the production, contact Community Music School Director, Dylan Moore by emailing cms@sckans.edu or calling 620-229-6188. Tickets can also be reserved online at www.sckans.edu/TheSorcerer. Submitted by: Brandi Young The Community Music School

Sun, March 5th - 2:00pm

 
 
 
 
Sun, March 5th - 4:00pm
KSEA Solutions First Sunday Support Group
KSEA Solutions First Sunday Support Group

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Description: Kansas Support, Education, and Advocacy Solutions for kidney patients and their care givers will be hosting its First Sunday Support Group at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Sunday March 5th from 4-6 p.m. You will find the support group informative and inspirational. Submitted by: Terry Roberts KSEA Solutions, INC.

Sun, March 5th - 4:00pm

 
 
 
 
Sun, March 5th - 6:00pm
Bowling for Rhinos
Bowling for Rhinos

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Description: What’s better than bowling? Bowling for a global cause that started here in Kansas City 30 years ago! This March marks the 30th anniversary for the Greater Kansas City American Association of Zoo Keepers’ (GKC AAZK) nationally recognized bowl-a-thon: Bowling for Rhinos. Bowling for Rhinos (BFR) was originated in 1987 by a group of Kansas City zoo keepers that were concerned about the plight of rhinos in Africa. Their desire to help has led to an annual, national event that has raised over $6.6 million. Over the past 30 years, the Kansas City community has helped our chapter raise over $120,000. This historic event will be held at Premier Bowling in Raytown, MO on Sunday, March 5 from 6:00-9:30 pm. The GKC AAZK invite YOU to join us to bowl, have fun, and raise much needed funds for the conservation of endangered rhinos and the ecosystems they inhabit. Rhinos have lived on Earth for over 50 million years, but may not survive the next 50. Rhinos are poached for their horns and poaching is being conducted by sophisticated international criminal syndicates that smuggle horns to Asia. Registration is $20 per person and includes 3 games and shoe rental. Register between 6:00 and 6:30 pm the evening of the event or pre-register by February 18 and receive a FREE BFR t-shirt! Registration information can be found by visiting: www.kcaazk.webs.com. Collect donations to win BFR swag! Prizes for top male and female bowler. Enjoy other events during the bowl-a-thon such as our raffle and silent auction. All donations are tax deductible, and 100 percent of donated funds go to Bowling for Rhinos’ conservation projects. Individuals can support Bowling for Rhinos in several ways: Become an event sponsor or sponsor a bowler Bowl as an individual or team to raise money Donate an item to be used in the raffle or silent auction All of the proceeds from the national BFR events go to supporting three rhino sanctuaries in Indonesia, Sumatra and Kenya, while also raising community participation with Action for Cheetahs in Kenya. Please visit aazk.org/committee/bowling-for-rhinos/ for more information about the individual conservation organizations that benefit from Bowling for Rhinos. For more information about the Greater Kansas City American Association of Zoo Keepers: www.kcaazk.webs.com and www.facebook.com/kcaazk For registration and more BFR information contact: Jacque Blessington, President, GKC AAZK kcaazk@yahoo.com 816-513-8960 Submitted by: Jacque Blessington Greater Kansas City's American Association of Zoo Keepers

Sun, March 5th - 6:00pm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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