02/01/2014 - 05/04/2014
CROWN CENTER SHOPS
There’s no place like Crown Center to celebrate the 75th anniversary of America’s favorite movie, “The Wizard of Oz.” Trace Dorothy’s footsteps through the Land of Oz: from the moment her house plops down in Munchkin Land until she clicks her ruby red slippers to return to Kansas. Level 1 Showplace. For more information, 816.274.8444. CrownCenter.com
THE A-LONE RANGER
04/01/2014 - 05/10/2014
Presented by Martin City Melodrama & Vaudeville Company. A melodramatic parody about the Robin Hood of the Wild, Wild West. This comic homage will be performed as an old-time radio show complete with authentic musical and 1940s commercials. $10. Reservations essential. 913.642.7576
ROCKHURST UNIVERSITY CRITIQUE & LUNCHEON
INDIAN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB
A fundraiser for Greenlease Library. Local husband and wife authors Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart present their book, “The Big Divide,” a travel guide to historic and local Civil War sites. Includes wine reception with the authors and a lovely luncheon and presentation. $50 816.501.4574 or Rockhurst.edu/critique.
THE INFINITE LOOP
Chris Sheridan, regional vice president of Ivy Funds, offers insights into potential investment opportunities presented by cutting edge companies. Q&A follows. Evening includes a light dinner. No charge. Guests welcome. 6-8 p.m. at the Waddell & Reed home office, 6300 Lamar Ave. RSVP by April 21 to Donna Tilden at 913.491.9202 x 132 or
Herb & Wildflower Sale
John Wornall House
This beloved event features Missouri Wildflower Nursery wildflowers and locally grown herbs. Visit with local garden groups and celebrate spring. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free. WornallHouse.org or 816.444.1858.
Kansas City Warrior Dash
The pioneer of the obstacle racing industry, the Warrior Dash introduces an epic new obstacle called Goliath and competitive runner’s lane to earn entry into the Warrior Dash World Championship. Welcoming 6,500 participants. Circle S Ranch & Country Inn, Lawrence.
Learn to Row
Wyandotte County Lake
Spring is here and it’s time to get in shape and enjoy the outdoors again! Join the Kansas City Rowing Club for their first Learn To Row Program open to all ages from 13-60+. Learn the basics of rowing during this 90 minute session. Boy Scout Cove 12 – 2:30 p.m. $50. Registration RegattaCentral.com. More information at KCRowing.com.
Tee It Up for SAFEHOME
This exciting day of fun and prizes at the Nicklaus Golf Club LionsGate
will benefit SAFEHOME, Johnson County’s only comprehensive provider of services to victims of domestic violence and their children. Early Bird Registration ends April 11. More information and registration:
Safehome-KS.org or contact Susan Lebovitz at 913.378.1518 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of the Arboretum Plant Sale
05/02/2014 - 05/03/2014
There’s no better place to outfit your home and garden. Stroll the Arboretum gardens for inspiration then choose your plants from an impressive list of locally-grown annuals and perennials plus an outstanding selection of herbs. ArtsAndRec-OP.org
Dragon Dash 5K/1 Mile Fun Run
Fundraiser for Corinth Elementary School. Event begins at Corinth Elementary (8301 Mission Rd). The route goes through beautiful Leawood. Free food and entertainment after the event. CorinthDragons.com or 913.993-2900. Everyone welcome: all age levels and experience.
Bridging The Gap’s 18th annual EarthWalk is the perfect opportunity to gather with others who share your sustainable values. This year’s EarthWalk will kick off from– City Market Park, located at 3rd and Main streets, in the River Market. The three-mile route will take walkers along the Riverfront Heritage Trail with great views of the Kansas City skyline and the Missouri River. EarthDayKC.org
Get Your Green On Festival
Celebrate the sustainable culture at this event that features electronics recycling, a community yard sale, eco-friendly exhibitors and art, and a full stage of entertainment including a StoneLion puppet show and more. Recycle your electronics at 3rd and Walnut, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 816.842.1271 or TheCityMarket.org.
John Legend’s “All of Me” Tour
On the heels of his outstanding performance at this year’s GRAMMYs, Kauffman Center is proud to present John Legend as part of the 2013–2014 ‘Kauffman Center Presents’ season. Helzberg Hall. Tickets $55 to $125. Call 816.994.7222 or visit KauffmanCenter.org.
MOTHER OF ALL HAPPY HOURS
The third annual event supports the Mother’s Market which provides basic necessities for single moms living in Juniper Garden’s and St Margaret’s housing in KCK. Each event seeks donation of cash and goods. Want to get involved? Host a happy hour in your home or business. Project39Moms.com