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June 2019

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Sat, June 1st - 9:00am
Prairie Block Party
Prairie Block Party

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Description: Join conservation groups, trails advocates, neighbors, and Mayor Lisa Larsen on National Prairie Day/National Trails Day to celebrate prairies and trails working together to protect the watershed and combat climate change. Bring the whole family to the Prairie Block Party to enjoy live music, great eats from a variety of food trucks, hands-on nature and art activities, trail and creek exploring, and info on all things buggy, birdy, butterfly-y, bikey, and brilliant by 25 local conservation and trails nonprofits. Chat with Mayor Larsen as she leads a "Neighbors Walk" from Hobbs Park to Burroughs Creek Park starting at 10:30. A ribbon-cutting for the new shade pavilion, creekside trail, fruit orchard, and public art will happen at 11:00. See you there! Submitted by: Jennifer Delisle Jayhawk Audubon Society

Sat, June 1st - 9:00am

 
 
Sat, June 1st - 9:00am
National Prairie Day + Prairie Block Party!
National Prairie Day + Prairie Block Party!

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Description: Join us for a celebration of National Prairie Day and National Trails Day, as well as the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Prairie Block Project at Burroughs Creek Park. Come try out our “bison goggles” and learn to do the dance of the Greater Prairie Chicken with museum staff! Organized by the Kansas Biological Survey, the Jayhawk Audubon Society, and the Friends of Lawrence Area Trails, this event will feature many great activities for all ages. Submitted by: KU Natural History Museum KU Natural History Museum

Sat, June 1st - 9:00am

 
 
Sat, June 1st - 10:00am
Young Artist Exhibition
Young Artist Exhibition

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Description: Artwork in our 10th Annual Young Artist Exhibition will be on display at the Blue Springs North Branch during normal business hours from May 13 through June 23. Kids and teens ages 7 - 18 are invited to submit their artwork. Submissions will be accepted May 1 through June 8. Winners will be given awards. For complete details, pick up an entry form at the Blue Springs North Branch Submitted by: sheila Blue Springs North Branch - Mid-Continent Public Library

Sat, June 1st - 10:00am

 
 
Sat, June 1st - 10:30am
Amado and Karen's Musical Odyssey (Galaxy Edition)
Amado and Karen's Musical Odyssey (Galaxy Edition)

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Description: Join Amado and Karen for a sound expedition exploring human values featuring world instruments and an interstellar traveler inspired by St. Exupery's The Little Prince. For all ages. Admission is free. Registration is required. To register call: 816-224-8772; or, go to: https://www.mymcpl.org/events/50124/amado-and-karens-musical-odyssey-gal... Submitted by: Sheila Blue Springs North Branch - Mid-Continent Public Library

Sat, June 1st - 10:30am

 
 
Sun, June 2nd - 4:00pm
Community Chamber Orchestra presents Braulio Bosi, Classical Guitar
Community Chamber Orchestra presents Braulio Bosi, Classical Guitar

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Description: Join Community Chamber Orchestra for a family friendly Sunday afternoon of classical guitar and orchestra. Our soloist Braulio Bosi is the classical guitar faculty member at University of Missouri/Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. On the first half of the program he will play concertos by Vivaldi and Carulli with the Orchestra, and a guitar/viola duet from Peter jSchickele's "Windows." After intermission he will perform solo guitar pieces from Brazil, his home country. In addition there will be display tables available to merchants/organizations for $75 each, including U.S. Cellular and Etsy's Tater and Nooney jewelry. A bargain table of $1 vintage sheet music will benefit the Orchestra. Morganville native Elizabeth Anne Mall's last 4 EAM CD's will also be for sale. She is currently an artist with Street Lamp Records in Los Angeles. This performance is co-sponsored by Clay County Arts Council and Clay Country Travel & Tourism. Lodging can be reserved in Clay Center and at Life's Finer Moments. Submitted by: Anne Clark Community Chamber Orchestra

Sun, June 2nd - 4:00pm

 
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Mon, June 3rd - 6:00pm
The Kansas City UFO Flaps Presentation
The Kansas City UFO Flaps Presentation

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Description: The Kansas City UFO Flaps: Find out little-known facts about major UFO sightings in the greater Kansas City area in the 20th and 21st century. Kansas City is a major UFO hot spot and Margie will discuss her theories as to why this is so. She will cover the 2011-2012 UFO sightings that were covered in national media and the sightings that continue today, including the so-called Kansas City Lights that are in our skies on a nearly nightly basis. Kay will also discuss how to report your own UFO sightings. Presented by Margie Kay of MUFON Submitted by: Aaron Froelich Kansas City, Kansas Public Library

Mon, June 3rd - 6:00pm

 
 
Tue, June 4th - 4:30pm
Back to top Operation Wildlife Presents: Wings and Feet
Back to top Operation Wildlife Presents: Wings and Feet

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Description: Learn about adaptive characteristics from a live owl, hawk, and snake and learn how they use them to survive in the wild. Discover even more through a variety of props including freeze-dried wings and talons of other animals. For all ages. Admission is free. Registration is required. To register call: 816-224-8772; or, go to: https://www.mymcpl.org/events/50201/operation-wildlife-presents-wings-an... Submitted by: Sheila Blue Springs North Branch - Mid-Continent Public Library

Tue, June 4th - 4:30pm

 
 
Tue, June 4th - 7:30pm
Cheryl Knott and Tim Laman - Adventures Among Orangutans
Cheryl Knott and Tim Laman - Adventures Among Orangutans

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Description: Solitary animals living in hard-to-reach places, orangutans are one of the most difficult large land animals to study. Since 1992, husband-and-wife team Cheryl Knott and Tim Laman have been using innovative techniques and new technologies to gain a closer look at this intelligent, resourceful – and threatened – species, giving us insights not only into their world, but also our own. Frequent contributors to National Geographic, Knott and Laman have been studying, photographing and protecting wild orangutans in Borneo for more than 25 years. Submitted by: Margaret Hair Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Tue, June 4th - 7:30pm

 
 
Wed, June 5th - 2:30pm
Funky Mama Kid's Concert
Funky Mama Kid's Concert

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Description: Welcome special guest Krista “Funky Mama” Eyler as she performs her hit children’s songs in this high energy & fun musical show! All ages welcome! We are located in the Turner Recreation Center at 831 S 55th St., Kansas City, KS 66106 and the event will take place in the Gym. Submitted by: Aaron Froelich Kansas City, Kansas Public Library

Wed, June 5th - 2:30pm

 
 
 
 
Sat, June 8th - 10:30am
The Little STEAM Robot That Could
The Little STEAM Robot That Could

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Description: Join Mr. Miles on stage to become the characters in this play about a little robot who believed he could STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). For All ages. Admission is free. Registration is required. To register call: 816-224-8772; or, go to: https://www.mymcpl.org/events/50252/little-steam-robot-could Submitted by: Sheila Blue Springs North Branch - Mid-Continent Public Library

Sat, June 8th - 10:30am

 
 
Sat, June 8th - 5:00pm
June through August 2019 Exhibitions
June through August 2019 Exhibitions

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Description: New exhibitions opening at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg include paintings by Lindsborg artist Maleta Forsberg and Aaron Morgan Brown of Lawrence, as well as quilts from the collection of Tim Johnson in Wichita and mixed media works by Kearney, Nebraska, artist Elmer Holzrichter. The new exhibitions open on Saturday evening, June 8, 2019, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., and gallery talks beginning at 5:30. The exhibitions will continue through August 11, 2019. Submitted by: Ron Michael Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery

Sat, June 8th - 5:00pm

 
 
Sun, June 9th - 3:00pm
Chicago Harp Quartet
Chicago Harp Quartet

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Description: Chicago Harp Quartet to Dazzle Audience “At our concert you’ll hear music in a different way, and your ears and eyes will be opened,” said Catherine Litaker, one of the harpists with the Chicago Harp Quartet. The ensemble will perform at the Waterville Opera House Sunday, June 9, at 3 p.m. The concert is sponsored by the Marshall County Arts Cooperative. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce, Marysville; Citizens State Bank, Waterville; State Bank of Blue Rapids, Blue Rapids; and Elsie Grace’s Gift Shoppe, Frankfort. Tickets are free for those eighteen and under. “If the audience isn’t dazzled, they’ll certainly be wowed,” Litaker added. “Generally, when people leave our concerts, they want to dance out of their seats.” The ensemble is one of three harp quartets in the United States. The group formed in 2012 when Marguerite Lynn Williams, the principal harpist for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, invited three other harpists to come together to play pieces she arranged. Williams wanted to make sure the parts sounded right together. The foursome enjoyed playing together, and got together for coffee a couple of weeks later. “Since we loved playing together we decided we should start a professional harp quartet,” Litaker explained. “That’s how we came about.” Members of the ensemble are Emily Granger, Julie Spring, Litaker, and Williams. They make every Chicago Harp Quartet performance a unique experience. When putting together a concert they take into consideration their audience and mix that with music they love. They include some classics and some newer pieces. Their concert in Waterville includes selections from Georges Bizet’s opera “Carmen” to selections written by contemporary composer Gavin Greenaway. They are devoted to educating audiences. “We want to bring classical chamber music at a professional level to people who have not seen one harp perform let alone four,” Litaker said. The group has established itself as the leading harp ensemble in the United States. Widely regarded as a Chicago treasure, the quartet has dedicated itself to presenting innovative, charismatic, and forward­-thinking programs that include original transcriptions as well as new commissions from composers across the globe. The quartet has performed at major concert venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Curtis Institute of Music. The group has released two CDs: “Soirées d'été” in 2014 and “Dance Sketches” in 2018. The second CD is made up of almost entirely original works for the harp quartet. For more information about the concert visit the arts cooperative’s website at marshallcountyarts.org. Submitted by: Wayne A. Kruse Marshall County Arts Cooperative

Sun, June 9th - 3:00pm

 
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Mon, June 10th - 10:00am
KU Natural History Museum, Sea Science Summer Camp
KU Natural History Museum, Sea Science Summer Camp

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Description: Sea Science Summer Day Camp Monday, June 10 10:00am - 3:00pm KU Natural History Museum Squid, salt, seashells and more! Explore the intriguing and diverse world if marine biology. Note: camp includes squid dissection. Camps are for ages 8 to 11; $80 per camp (scholarships available). Registration begins March 1st and closes 5pm on Friday, May 24th. Call Public Education at 785-864-4173 or visit biodiversity.ku.edu for more information. Submitted by: KU Natural History Museum KU Natural History Museum

Mon, June 10th - 10:00am

 
 
Tue, June 11th - 5:00pm
Charles Bieler Rose Road Trip
Charles Bieler Rose Road Trip

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Description: Winemaker Charles Bieler will be making a stop in Kansas City, as part of his 40-day, cross-country Rose Road Trip tour. Guests can. Guests can enjoy rooftop views at Percheron from 5-7pm along with $5 glasses of Bieler Pere et Fils rose, tastings, Froze and Rose Road Trip swag. Guests can follow along on the tour on instagram @bielerwines. Submitted by: Steph Slaughter Bieler Family Wines

Tue, June 11th - 5:00pm

 
 
Tue, June 11th - 6:30pm
Shakespeare Off the Cuff
Shakespeare Off the Cuff

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Description: Explore the art of improvisation in a fun workshop presented by Heart of America Shakespeare Festival designed to help with creativity, awareness, and "thinking on your feet." For teens. Admission is free. Registration required. To register call: 816-224-8772; or, go to: https://www.mymcpl.org/events/50304/shakespeare-cuff Submitted by: Sheila Blue Springs North Branch - Mid-Continent Public Library

Tue, June 11th - 6:30pm

 
 
Tue, June 11th - 7:30pm
Snarky Puppy
Snarky Puppy

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Description: Fusion-influenced, genre-bending group Snarky Puppy makes exploratory jazz, funk and rock. Displaying a rare and delicate mixture of sophisticated composition, harmony and improvisation, Snarky Puppy has been praised for being “big, rich and funky” by NPR Music. The band features a wide-ranging collection of more than 30 musicians known as “The Fam,” centered around bassist, composer and bandleader Michael League. Each live performance highlights a rotating cast of about a dozen musicians, ensuring every show is different. “Maybe you didn’t notice, but this is Snarky Puppy’s world, and the rest of us only live in it." - The New York Times Tickets for the event range from $29 to $79 plus applicable fees and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, December 7. Tickets will be available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222, via the Kauffman Center mobile app, or online at www.kauffmancenter.org. More information and tickets: https://tickets.kauffmancenter.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=15003 Submitted by: Margaret Hair Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Tue, June 11th - 7:30pm

 
 
Wed, June 12th - 10:00am
KU Natural History Museum, Adventures in Biology Summer Camp
KU Natural History Museum, Adventures in Biology Summer Camp

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Description: Adventures in Biology Summer Day Camp Wednesday, June 12 10:00am - 3:00pm KU Natural History Museum Discover your inner fox, fish, fungus and more! Explore what we have in common with other living things and how we are related through activities in the museum and outside on campus. Note: camp includes a fish dissection. Camps are for ages 8 to 11; $80 per camp (scholarships available). Registration begins March 1st and closes 5pm on Friday, May 24th. Call Public Education at 785-864-4173 or visit biodiversity.ku.edu for more information. Submitted by: KU Natural History Museum KU Natural History Museum

Wed, June 12th - 10:00am

 
 
Wed, June 12th - 11:30am
Cloud Technology for the Small Business
Cloud Technology for the Small Business

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Description: Whether you’re already in the Cloud or you’re still thinking about it, there is more you need to know. Serverless computing, backup and disaster recovery, and hybrid and multi-cloud solutions are just the tip of the iceberg. What’s it all mean? Join RESULTS for some Kansas City BBQ and a frank, discussion covering such issues as: -What is the cloud? -Is it right for your company? -What are your options? -What are the pros and cons? Register at https://urlzs.com/qBCa Judging from our last event, this one will be interactive, informative and fun and you don’t have to be a geek to attend. This will be geared toward business professionals as well as IT staff. Don’t get left behind! Sign up today for learn more about this important technology! Submitted by: Darla Liebl RESULTS Technology

Wed, June 12th - 11:30am

 
 
Wed, June 12th - 2:00pm
Slither and Crawl
Slither and Crawl

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Description: Is a snake slimy? What does a turtle feel like? What's a salamander? Find out the answers from a Clay County naturalist, and learn where these animals live, what they eat, and get a chance to hold or touch each animal. For ages 7 and up. Admission is free. Registration required. To register call: 816-224-8772; or, go to: https://www.mymcpl.org/events/50315/slither-and-crawl Submitted by: Sheila Blue Springs North Branch - Mid-Continent Public Library

Wed, June 12th - 2:00pm

 
 
Thu, June 13th - 6:30pm
Operation Wildlife: Don't Touch that Baby!
Operation Wildlife: Don't Touch that Baby!

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Description: Operation Wildlife stops by to teach us the natural history of wild baby animals with the message, "Don't touch that baby," an informative program that teaches the natural history of wild baby animals and how they need to stay in their environments. The event will have displays of a Great Horned Owl and other animals. All ages welcome! We are located inside the Turner Recreation Center at 831 S 55th St, Kansas City, KS, 66106 and the event will take place in the gym. Submitted by: Aaron Froelich Kansas City, Kansas Public Library

Thu, June 13th - 6:30pm

 
 
Thu, June 13th - 7:00pm
Make Your Own Chili Powder and Rubs
Make Your Own Chili Powder and Rubs

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Description: Learn to make your own seasonings to spice up soups, meats, and all sorts of dishes. For adults. Admission is free. Registration required. To register call: 816-224-8772; or, go to: https://www.mymcpl.org/events/50345/make-your-own-chili-powder-and-rubs Submitted by: Sheila Blue Springs North Branch - Mid-Continent Public Library

Thu, June 13th - 7:00pm

 
 
Fri, June 14th - 10:00am
KU Natural History Museum, Aquatic Biology Summer Day Camp
KU Natural History Museum, Aquatic Biology Summer Day Camp

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Description: Aquatic Biology Summer Day Camp Friday June 14 10:00am - 3:00pm KU Natural History Museum Make a splash exploring our local waters. Discover how the animals we find tell us if our water clean, and learn to use water quality meters. Be prepared to get muddy and wet! Note: off campus field camp - Haskell Wetlands and Deer Creek Camps are for ages 8 to 11; $80 per camp (scholarships available). Registration begins March 1st and closes 5pm on Friday, May 24th. Call Public Education at 785-864-4173 or visit biodiversity.ku.edu for more information. Submitted by: KU Natural History Museum KU Natural History Museum

Fri, June 14th - 10:00am

 
 
Fri, June 14th - 2:00pm
First National Park Rangers
First National Park Rangers

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Description: After returning from Spanish-American War, the Buffalo Soldiers were sent to California and became the first rangers of the National Park Service. Learn their story and how Smokey the Bear wouldn’t wear hat without them. For ages 7 and up. Admission is free. Registration required. To register call: 816-224-8772; or, go to: https://www.mymcpl.org/events/50221/first-national-park-rangers Submitted by: Sheila Blue Springs North Branch - Mid-Continent Public Library

Fri, June 14th - 2:00pm

 
 
Fri, June 14th - 7:00pm
10th Anniversary of Cinema a Go Go
10th Anniversary of Cinema a Go Go

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Retro Cocktail Hour is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Cinema a Go-Go with moon-landing mayhem, June 14, 7 p.m., at Liberty Hall.

Featuring the moon-themed movies, Project Moon Base (1953) and Radar Men from the Moon (1957). Project Moon Base tells the story of Colonel Briteis (Donna Martell), while she commands a lunar survey mission. Later, she and her crew are endangered by a nutty scientist!

Radar Men from the Moon pits Commando Cody, the jetpack-wearing hero of three Republic serials, against an army of invaders from the moon.

General Admission tickets are $10 and are available for purchase at the Liberty Hall box office. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. Come out to Cinema a Go-Go to celebrate 10 years of laughable movies and to get a special anniversary poster (while supplies last).

Retro Cocktail Hour History

Since 1995, Darrell Brogdon has hosted the Retro Cocktail Hour, which is actually TWO hours - a weekly serving of "incredibly strange music," including everything from lounge music to tiki tunes to swinging soundtracks from the '60s and '70s. The show has listeners all over the world, from Bosnia to Japan.

The show is spiced with everything from obscure Italian B-movie soundtracks and bossa nova to contemporary bands like Don Tiki, Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack, the Tokyo Panorama Mambo Boys, the Italian Secret Service, Balanco and others.

Behind the Cheesy Films: Cinema a Go Go History

Cinema a Go Go and Cinema Con Queso blossomed from a conversation between Retro Cocktail Hour host Darrell Brogdon and Daniel Aguado Ornelas of the Mexican Consulate in Kansas City over their mutual love for cheesy Lucha Libre movies after they had attended a WaiTiki concert in Lawrence, KS in 2008. Brogdon mentioned the original event title, Cinema con Queso was named so due to the films 'cheesy' nature. Daniel Aguado Ornelas helped Kansas Public Radio and Cinema con Queso get rights to air many movies from Mexico in the beginning stages of the event.

Kansas Public Radio was so impressed with the success of the original Cinema Con Queso event on May 29, 2009, that they decided to plan out a full season of Cinema a Go Go's each year moving forward. While they loved airing Lucha Libre movies, there were only so many options available in that genre. Brogdon decided to broaden the cinematic scope and focus on great B, C, and even D list movies from other countries.

Brogdon has always been a fan of cheesy horror films even since childhood. Brogdon shared, "When I was a kid, we lived near San Antonio, TX, and every Friday night at 10:30 p.m. following the 10 o' clock news, they used to run this show called Project Terror. And they used to run a mix of horror movies and science fiction films. My friends and I would all stay up late, we were all nine or ten years old, and we would stay up and watch these scary, or what we thought were scary movies. With the perspective of many years later, you realize they are really pretty crummy movies, some of them are good, but most of them are not so good." 

Brogdon later mentioned that much of the inspiration for the music on Retro Cocktail Hour is from European spy movies. These soundtracks for the spy movies helped lead him to a whole new genre of b list movies to air at Liberty Hall.

When asked what he loved about Cinema a Go Go, Brogdon said, "It's like watching Mystery Science Theatre with 200 of your closest friends." 

Be one of those friends Friday June 14 at Liberty Hall and help make the 10th Anniversary of Cinema a Go Go extra special and extra cheesy.

Fri, June 14th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sat, June 15th - 9:00am
The Joy Run 0.5k
The Joy Run 0.5k

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Description: This is a foster-care awareness event, as well as a fundraiser for Joy Meadows, a non-profit building a foster care community of homes in Kansas. The Joy Run 0.5k is a parody on the typical, complete with swag bag, t-shirt, and 0.5k bumper sticker but it's only 656 steps a/k/a 500 meters. It includes a Pit Stop for donuts half-way through the grueling "run." There are family activities including bounce houses, balloons, face paint, and costume contest. Info Booths will be available with agencies, non-profits, and foster care groups so everyone can find a way to get involved in the current foster care crisis in Kansas! A race for the rest of us! Submitted by: Sarah Oberndorfer Joy Meadows, Inc.

Sat, June 15th - 9:00am

 
 
Sat, June 15th - 2:00pm
Our Fragile World: Family Activities about Nature & Climate Change
Our Fragile World: Family Activities about Nature & Climate Change

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Description: What is climate change, and what can we do about it? The Watkins and our friends at Lawrence Public Library, KU Natural History Museum, and Spencer Museum of Art invite you to join us in celebrating an upcoming exhibit, "Flooding in Lawrence," with free, kid-friendly games and crafts touching on urgent issues affecting us all. From 2-4 PM at the Watkins. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Sat, June 15th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sat, June 15th - 2:00pm
Our Fragile World: Family Activities on Nature & Climate Change
Our Fragile World: Family Activities on Nature & Climate Change

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Description: The Watkins Museum of History invites you to join in celebrating their upcoming exhibit, Flooding in Lawrence. Lawrence has seen several damaging floods in its history, and scientists predict major climate events around the world in the coming years. Experience our changing natural world through free hands-on activities with staff from the Watkins, the KU Natural History Museum, and the Spencer Museum of Art. Submitted by: KU Natural History Museum KU Natural History Museum

Sat, June 15th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sat, June 15th - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Poetry Reading: Love, Heartbreak and Unexploded Beauty
Poetry Reading: Love, Heartbreak and Unexploded Beauty

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New poetry from composer, lyricist and poet Charles Anthony Silvestri 

for more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/335058277448207/

Sat, June 15th - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

 
 
Sun, June 16th - 11:00am
Future Stages Festival
Future Stages Festival

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Description: The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will continue celebrating young, talented Kansas City artists at the 6th annual Future Stages Festival on Sunday, June 16, 2019. This FREE community festival showcases hundreds of young performers on the Kauffman Center stages, and guests can enjoy a wide-range of diverse performance styles and engaging arts activities. Since 2014, Future Stages Festival has: Featured 3,000+ youth performers Highlighted 60+ community arts performance groups Welcomed 25,000+ guests And presented dozens of arts activities for guests of all ages Submitted by: Brock Davis KauffmanCenter

Sun, June 16th - 11:00am

 
 
Sun, June 16th - 2:00pm
Marshals, Thugs and Outlaws in Jackson County
Marshals, Thugs and Outlaws in Jackson County

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Description: Hear the tales of the officials and outlaws – the famous and not so famous -- who lived, worked, and passed through the doors of the 1859 Jail, Marshal's Home and Museum in downtown Independence. For adults. Admission is free. Registration required. To register call: 816-224-8772; or, go to: https://www.mymcpl.org/events/50372/marshals-thugs-and-outlaws-jackson-c... Submitted by: Sheila Blue Springs North Branch - Mid-Continent Public Library

Sun, June 16th - 2:00pm

 
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Mon, June 17th - 9:00am
9th European Chemistry Congress
9th European Chemistry Congress

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Description: Meet leading Chemists, Analytical Experts, Pharmaceutical Professionals, Researchers and Instrument Vendors at diverse Chemistry Conferences, Analytical Chemistry Conferences and Organic Chemistry Meetings which will takes place in Europe, USA, Australia, Canada, Asia, Japan and Middle East during 2019-2020, Drop us an email for Program enquiry: eurochemistry@conferencesguide.org URL: https://europe.chemistryconferences.org/ Address Jessie Webb Euro Chemistry 2019 47 Churchfield Road, London, W3 6AY Direct: (702) 508-5203 Ext: 8119 E: eurochemistry@conferencesguide.org Submitted by: Jessie Webb Conferenceseries llc LTD

Mon, June 17th - 9:00am

 
 
Mon, June 17th - 6:00pm
Toy Story (Movie, Crafts, & Snacks)
Toy Story (Movie, Crafts, & Snacks)

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Description: Come see where the whole series started with the Toy Story Movie to get ready for Toy Story 4. We'll have crafts and snacks to do during the movie, but feel free to bring your own food. Submitted by: Aaron Froelich Kansas City, Kansas Public Library

Mon, June 17th - 6:00pm

 
 
Tue, June 18th - 10:00am
KU Natural History Museum, Geology Explorations Summer Day Camp
KU Natural History Museum, Geology Explorations Summer Day Camp

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Description: Geology Explorations Summer Day Camp Tuesday June 18 10:00am - 3:00pm KU Natural History Museum Become a field geologist for a day! Learn about rocks, minerals and fossils while exploring the geology of Kansas. Note: off campus field camp - Clinton Lake Spillway Camps are for ages 8 to 11; $80 per camp (scholarships available). Registration begins March 1st and closes 5pm on Friday, May 24th. Call Public Education at 785-864-4173 or visit biodiversity.ku.edu for more information. Submitted by: KU Natural History Museum KU Natural History Museum

Tue, June 18th - 10:00am

 
 
Tue, June 18th - 11:00am
KC Baroque Live
KC Baroque Live

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Members of the Kansas City Baroque Consortium preview their June 21 concert.
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Tue, June 18th - 11:00am

 
 
Wed, June 19th - 2:00pm
Magical World of Animals
Magical World of Animals

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Description: Join the Kansas City Zoo for a magical journey filled with fun facts that explore the wild world of animals. For all ages. Admission is free. Registration required. To register call: 816-224-8772; or, go to: https://www.mymcpl.org/events/50414/magical-world-animals Submitted by: Sheila Blue Springs North Branch - Mid-Continent Public Library

Wed, June 19th - 2:00pm

 
 
Wed, June 19th - 7:30pm
KU Natural History Museum Event, Science on Tap - Birds, Bones, Beetles, & Bunker
KU Natural History Museum Event, Science on Tap - Birds, Bones, Beetles, & Bunker

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Description: Author Chuck Warner will talk about his new book, "Birds, Bones, and Beetles: The Improbable Career and Remarkable Legacy of University of Kansas Naturalist Charles D. Bunker." In addition to discovering the famous Tylosaurus mosasaur specimen, Bunker is credited with creating the first complete catalog of the KU Natural History Museum’s collections and with guiding the Ornithology Division to national prominence in the 1930s. He’ll share information on Bunker’s lasting contributions to the natural sciences through museum collections, mentoring, and research. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Submitted by: KU Natural History Museum KU Natural History Museum

Wed, June 19th - 7:30pm

 
 
Wed, June 19th - 7:30pm
KU Natural History Museum Event, Science on Tap - Birds, Bones, Beetles, & Bunker
KU Natural History Museum Event, Science on Tap - Birds, Bones, Beetles, & Bunker

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Description: Author Chuck Warner will talk about his new book, "Birds, Bones, and Beetles: The Improbable Career and Remarkable Legacy of University of Kansas Naturalist Charles D. Bunker." In addition to discovering the famous Tylosaurus mosasaur specimen, Bunker is credited with creating the first complete catalog of the KU Natural History Museum’s collections and with guiding the Ornithology Division to national prominence in the 1930s. He’ll share information on Bunker’s lasting contributions to the natural sciences through museum collections, mentoring, and research. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Submitted by: KU Natural History Museum KU Natural History Museum

Wed, June 19th - 7:30pm

 
 
Thu, June 20th - 9:30am
Kansas City Digital Marketing Conference
Kansas City Digital Marketing Conference

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Description: Kansas City Digital Marketing Conference is your chance to ... - Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry. - Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level. Kansas City Digital Marketing Conference will be held June 20th to 21st, 2019. It is an online event being streamed live and also available on demand. It’s the one digital marketing event for marketing professionals in Kansas City you can’t afford to miss. Whatever your goal is; reinforcing customer loyalty, improving lead generation, increasing sales, or driving stronger consumer engagement, the Kansas City Digital Marketing Conference line up has been specifically designed to help you develop your audience. Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more! All sessions will be streamed online from the luxurious Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois at DigiMarCon Midwest (https://digimarconmidwest.com) where speaker presentations will be webcast live. If you would like to meet the speakers, network with fellow marketing professionals at refreshment breaks, luncheons and evening receptions, check out the latest Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech and SaaS technology solution providers exhibiting then it is highly recommended to attend DigiMarCon Midwest in person instead of the Kansas City Digital Marketing Conference which is a 100% online event only. At Kansas City Digital Marketing Conference, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head and notebooks full of action items and ideas to lead your agency / team / account to even greater success. Be a part of Kansas City Digital Marketing Conference and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world. Secure your seat now and take advantage of our discounted super early bird registration rates. For more details visit https://kansas-city-digital-marketing-conference-2019.eventbrite.com Submitted by: Digimarcon Midwest Digimarcon Midwest

Thu, June 20th - 9:30am

 
 
Thu, June 20th - 10:00am
KU Natural History Museum, Expedition: Forest Floor Summer Day Camp
KU Natural History Museum, Expedition: Forest Floor Summer Day Camp

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Description: Expedition: Forest Floor Summer Day Camp (New!) Thursday June 20 10:00am - 3:00pm KU Natural History Museum Get ready to get dirty! Explore the forest floor to learn about soil and the diversity of life it supports. Note: off campus field camp - KU Field Station Camps are for ages 8 to 11; $80 per camp (scholarships available). Registration begins March 1st and closes 5pm on Friday, May 24th. Call Public Education at 785-864-4173 or visit biodiversity.ku.edu for more information. Submitted by: KU Natural History Museum KU Natural History Museum

Thu, June 20th - 10:00am

 
 
Thu, June 20th - 11:00am
Alex Klein live
Alex Klein live

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The principal oboist of the Sunflower Music Festival previews the 2019 season.
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Thu, June 20th - 11:00am

 
 
Thu, June 20th - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
KPR Ice Cream Social - Free Ice Cream and Iced Coffee!
KPR Ice Cream Social - Free Ice Cream and Iced Coffee!

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Help Kansas Public Radio show listener appreciation in a cool way with FREE Hy-Vee ice cream and Alchemy iced coffee.

Stop by the Union Pacific Depot in Lawrence between 5 and 7 p.m., on Thursday, June 20, to meet some KPR personalities and mingle with fellow listeners. Enjoy extra family-friendly activities with face painting from Fairy Fox Design, a busker performance from Richard Renner and music from Retro Cocktail Hour host, Darrell Brogdon.

The first 200 KPR members will get their ice cream in a new KPR mug! You can also bring your own mug, which we'll be happy to fill (biodegradable cups also provided).

Thu, June 20th - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

 
 
Thu, June 20th - 8:00pm
Clint Black Live at the Country Stampede Festival
Clint Black Live at the Country Stampede Festival

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Description: Clint Black live at the Country Stampede Festival Thursday, June 20 at 8:00 PM Submitted by: Collective Artist Management Collective Artist Management

Thu, June 20th - 8:00pm

 
 
Fri, June 21st - 2:00pm
Wildlife Detectives: Spotlight on Reptiles and Amphibians
Wildlife Detectives: Spotlight on Reptiles and Amphibians

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Description: Join the experts at BioScience Adventures for fun hands-on lessons about your favorite reptile and amphibian species. Learn how to catch a lizard, explore field guides, and meet some live specimens at the Library. For ages 4 and up. Admission is free. Registration required. To register call: 816-224-8772; or, go to: https://www.mymcpl.org/events/50859/wildlife-detectives-spotlight-reptil... Submitted by: Sheila Blue Springs North Branch - Mid-Continent Public Library

Fri, June 21st - 2:00pm

 
 
Fri, June 21st - 7:30pm
Kansas City Baroque Summer Series: Women of Note - The Donne, the Divine, and the Dueling
Kansas City Baroque Summer Series: Women of Note - The Donne, the Divine, and the Dueling

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Description: Our three-concert summer series celebrates women in all aspects of musical creation, performance, and experience by delving into how women were influential as patrons, how women historically seized the spotlight as performers (both as singers and instrumentalists), and how women made strides in the still-male dominated world of music composition. Our first concert (out of three this summer) explores music originally composed for famous female performers. During the Baroque period, musical performance was one of the most important ways in which a woman could make a career for herself independently of male support. Through singing, primarily, but also instrumental performance, talented musical women could become financially and socially independent. Our concert will present music written for some of these famous and powerful female performers, including music written for the Three Ladies of Ferrara in the late 16th century, and arias for Handel’s famous sopranos Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni. Additionally, we will feature music by Monteverdi originally composed for castrati, male singers who underwent an operation before puberty to preserve their high voices. These male singers further complicate issues of gender in the early modern era and will provide a necessary counterpoint to our exploration of women and inclusion in music. Join Dr. Alison DeSimone (UMKC Conservatory of Music & Dance) for a pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm, prior to the performance! Submitted by: Alison DeSimone Kansas City Baroque Consortium

Fri, June 21st - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, June 22nd - 10:30am
Space Warriors: The Force of Bacon
Space Warriors: The Force of Bacon

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Description: Join Theatre of the Imagination’s Miles McMahon for an adventure that transports kids to a galaxy far away filled with silly jokes, crazy skits, and tons of audience participation. For all ages. Admission is free. Registration required. To register call: 816-224-8772; or, go to: https://www.mymcpl.org/events/50447/space-warriors-force-bacon Submitted by: Sheila Blue Springs North Branch - Mid-Continent Public Library

Sat, June 22nd - 10:30am

 
 
Sat, June 22nd - 12:00pm
The Ba-Zaar
The Ba-Zaar

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Description: Apostolic Revival Church will be hosting a South Kansas City community event on June 22, 2019 called The Ba-Zaar located at our Church address 11424 Grandview Rd Kansas City, MO 64137. The Ba-Zaar consist of booths of food, drinks, and of all kinds, a car show, a yard sale, plus entertaiment for children. We would love for KPR to broadcast our event. Submitted by: Anndrea Walker Apostolic Revival Church

Sat, June 22nd - 12:00pm

 
 
Sun, June 23rd - 8:00pm
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones

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Description: Buy tickets now for Bela Fleck & the Flecktones at the Stiefel Theatre in Salina! Tickets range from $39-$77 and can be purchased online by following the link at stiefeltheatre.org or directly at ticketmaster.com. Submitted by: Valerie Johnson Stiefel Theatre

Sun, June 23rd - 8:00pm

 
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Wed, June 26th - 2:00am
Science City: Sub Zero
Science City: Sub Zero

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Description: Explore the fundamentals of the three states of matter with this amazing examination of the peculiar and "very cool" properties of dry ice. For ages 5 and up. Admission is free. Registration required. To register call: 816-224-8772; or, go to: https://www.mymcpl.org/events/50491/science-city-sub-zero Submitted by: Sheila Blue Springs North Branch - Mid-Continent Public Library

Wed, June 26th - 2:00am

 
 
Wed, June 26th - 2:30pm
Clement McCrae Puppet Show
Clement McCrae Puppet Show

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Description: Clement McCrae Puppet Show brings their highly entertaining marionette show to the Turner Community Library! With the help of music, skill, and some very unique puppets their show will entertain audiences of all ages. After the show the puppeteers will have a Q & A with the audience. All ages welcome! We are located inside the Turner Recreation Center at 831 S 55th St., Kansas City, KS 66106 and the event will take place in the gym. Submitted by: Aaron Froelich Kansas City, Kansas Public Library

Wed, June 26th - 2:30pm

 
 
Thu, June 27th - 10:00am
Advanced SEO Strategies for Kansas Businesses
Advanced SEO Strategies for Kansas Businesses

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Description: We will teach you our seo strategy to build the best new backlinks that will help your business website rank at the top for any local Google search. With our Wichita SEO company we will provide tips and tools to help your site get better link authority and increase rankings in a short amount of time. In this SEO course you will not only learn about links but will also find answers to many other questions like: What are the best keywords for my niche? How can I get more traffic to my website? Is creating a backlink hard? Why good authority backlinks are better than blog posts? How can i rank higher than my competitors websites with keyword content in the search engine? Will building a high authority relevant post, linking to my sites help my company? For more information contact: Full Cup Marketing 322 S Mosley St #12 Wichita, KS 67202 316-737-9950 Submitted by: Marc Zwygart Full Cup Marketing

Thu, June 27th - 10:00am

 
 
Thu, June 27th - 6:30pm
Animal Wonders
Animal Wonders

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Description: The Animal Wonders team visits the Turner Community Library to show off some of their favorite creatures from different parts of the world... live! All ages welcome! We are located in the Turner Recreation Center at 831 S 55th St., Kansas City, KS 66106 and the event will take place in the gym. Submitted by: Aaron Froelich Kansas City, Kansas Public Library

Thu, June 27th - 6:30pm

 
 
Fri, June 28th - 3:00pm
R.S.V.P. - The Royals Scholastic Victory Program
R.S.V.P. - The Royals Scholastic Victory Program

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Description: Kids will hit a homerun with this unique learning experience presented by the Kansas City Royals. The Royals Scholastic Victory Program combines the game of baseball with hands-on activities in math, science, history, and grammar for an exciting twist on our national pastime. Score! For ages 6 and up. Admission is free. Registration required. To register call: 816-224-8772; or, go to: https://www.mymcpl.org/events/50831/rsvp-royals-scholastic-victory-program Submitted by: Sheila Blue Springs North Branch - Mid-Continent Public Library

Fri, June 28th - 3:00pm

 
 
Fri, June 28th - 5:00pm
The Great Planes: Air Travel and Lawrence
The Great Planes: Air Travel and Lawrence

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Description: Beginning one hundred years ago, airplanes revolutionized travel, communication, and connections across the world. Join us during Final Friday from 5-9 PM and be among the first to view this new Watkins exhibit. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Fri, June 28th - 5:00pm

 
 
Fri, June 28th - 7:30pm
Napoleon Dynamite: A Conversation with Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez & John Gries
Napoleon Dynamite: A Conversation with Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez & John Gries

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Description: The beloved indie classic Napoleon Dynamite hit theaters almost 15 years ago. Since then much has changed; but the characters, as enduring as they are endearing, stay in our hearts. Appealing to the inner-teenager in each of us, the story, and more importantly the dialogue, makes Napoleon Dynamite one of the most quoted movies of our time. Napoleon Dynamite makes us laugh – and laugh hard – over and over again. This unique evening includes a full screening of Napoleon Dynamite followed by a lively, freewheeling, moderated discussion with fan-favorite cast members Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro) and John Gries (Uncle Rico). VIP tickets include premium seating and a meet and greet with Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez and John Gries. Submitted by: Margaret Hair Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Fri, June 28th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, June 29th - 10:30am
Take Flight
Take Flight

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Description: Explore our solar system and beyond with astronauts, aliens, asteroids, and a talking moon all from StoneLion Puppet Theatre. For all ages. Admission is free. Registration required. To register call: 816-224-8772; or, go to: https://www.mymcpl.org/events/50509/take-flight Submitted by: Sheila Blue Springs North Branch - Mid-Continent Public Library

Sat, June 29th - 10:30am

 
 

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